Higher Education Undergraduate Studies Admission Test (USAT)

For undergraduate programme admissions at all Pakistani universities, the Higher Education Commission (HEC) in Islamabad announced the use of a uniform test. Universities will accept the results of the Quarterly Undergraduate Studies Admission Test (USAT) 2022. 

The Higher Education Commission (HEC) Viz Education Testing Council (ETC) will conduct Undergraduate Studies Admission Test (USAT) for admission at the undergraduate level in universities operating all over Pakistan. The USAT is designed on the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) pattern.

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HEC USAT covers all known disciplines of Engineering, Medicine (Allied Health), IT, Management and Social Sciences at the undergraduate entry level.The students after qualifying respective USAT would stand eligible to all relevant universities like the SAT. 

Who Can Apply for HEC Undergraduate Studies Admission lest (USAT)?

  • Students who have passed the Higher Secondary School Certificate (HSSC) or equivalent/Grade 12 education
  • Students who have appeared in the final examination and are awaiting results
  • Students having 12 years/ equivalent education in any discipline  

HEC USAT Test Breakup/ Marks Distribution

The USAT will be conducted in the following six categories based on relevant academic streams. Students should register accordingly:   

Test Category                                   Stream/ Discipline
EMT —E                                             Pre Engineering 

USAT-M                                               Pre Medical

USAT — A                                          Art &Humanities
USAT — CS                                        Computer Science

USAT —GS                                         General Science 

USAT —COM                                     Commerce 

HEC USAT Qualifying Score

Any score above and equal to 50 will be considered as a qualifying USAT score. The maximum score on USAT would be the perfect score of 100 

HEC USAT Test Date:

The USAT test will take place on August 28, 2022

Last Date of Apply:  

Deadline for HEC USAT 2022 online enrollment is August 12, 2022.

HEC USAT Test Frequency 

The test is initially proposed on a quarterly basis in the major cities
of Pakistan to be held simultaneously. More tests can however be
arranged if the need existed. The yearly test calendar will be uploaded
on the ETC website and candidates may register themselves through online
registration portal.

How to Apply for HEC USAT 2022

For registration, please visit the following link: http://etc.hec.gov.pk.

In case of any query during the online registration, please visit
onlinehelp.hec.gov.pk or visit the HEC regional offices for guidance.

Application Submission comprises of two steps: 

1) Profile completion
using the “My Profile” section

2) Application submission using
“Undergraduate Studies Admission Test” links on the menu panel on the
left-hand sidebar of the online portal

Only SUBMITTED applications will be considered for USAT Test and
applications in SAVE or INCOMPLETE mode will not be entertained.


The test fee for Undergraduate Studies Admission Test (USAT) is PKR
1,200/- per candidate. Candidates will deposit the fee amount in Habib
Bank Limited 

Account no: 1742 7900 1334 01. 

Title of Account: Higher
Education Commission.

Download bank Fee Dalian while registering for the test at httu://etc.hec.gov.pk. (Fee Challan is only available at the ETC online registration portal). 

Applicants are required upload paid and scanned challan form duly
stamped by any HBL Branch while completing the application form at the
ETC online registration portal to submit the application.

The test fee is non-refundable and non-transferable.

Note: It is Mandatory to bring original applicant copy of paid fee challan on the test day along with your original CNIC/original Passport, else candidate will not be allowed to sit in the examination.  


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