The Higher Education Commission (HEC) of Pakistan is planning to launch a new Undergraduate entry test in place of original NTC testing scheme by scrapping it.
Eligible candidates’ registrations are getting accepted by the new testing service.
The first ever government testing body named as ‘Education Testing Council’ will conduct their entry test for universities from fall 2017, as officially announced by the HEC.
To get yourself registered apply directly now online at,
All the students who are looking for admissions in the private and public sector institutes or universities will have to go through the required Undergraduate Entry Test.
The test will be remain valid for the 2 years period and the registration including test itself can be availed free of cost.
The candidate who want to apply should have completed 12 years of education (HSSC) or equivalent to it.
Also those who are waiting for their 12th year results can apply for it.
You can apply in six major categories that are:
HAT – UG-E (12 years / equal education in Pre-Engineering groups)
HAT – UG-M (12 years / equal education in Pre-Medical group)
HAT – UG-A (12 years / equal education in Arts/Humanities/Social Sciences group
HAT – UG-CS (12 years / equal education in Computer Science group)
HAT – UG-GS (12 years / equal education in General Science group)
HAT – UG-I.Com (12 years / equal education in I.Com group)
Centers for test can be selected from HEC’s website. For this, the commission has advised the aspirants to select the test centers that are nearest to their residence.
The announcement of the test dates will be upload on the official website of HEC and it will also be published in newspaper. If you have registered online through eportal then you will definitely receive an SMS with the test announcement date.
You can also find the list of universities that are registered with HEC at the HEC official website.
July 12 (Wednesday), 2017 is the last date for online registration.
In case of further inquiries you can visit HEC office at regional sites in Peshawar, Karachi, Lahore, Quetta, Islamabad and Bahawalpur. Whereas you can also email for queries at,
Alternative, to all these you can call on their helpline numbers: