ECAT Preparation and Top-Notch Engineering Universities in Pakistan

Engineering College Admission Test is a prerequisite to admission into various engineering universities of Pakistan. The weightage of ECAT in the admission process for different universities keeps changing and thus students need to keep an eye on it. In order to tackle a competitive exam like ECAT, one must understand the nature of the test. ECAT consists of multiple-choice questions of major F.Sc. subjects including Math, Physics, Chemistry, and English. The test examines students’ comprehension of concepts more than their memory.

Enrollment in one of the top-notch engineering universities of the country requires persistent hard work. Before starting to prepare for the entry test, students should shortlist their areas of interest and get information about the universities offering degrees in those areas along with their ranking with respect to those degrees. This can assist them in mapping out their preparation which will ultimately pave way for their admission. Following are the entry test requirements of some of the renowned engineering institutes that have been providing talented and skillful engineers to the country.

National University of Science and Technology (NUST):

Having been credited with multiple national and international acknowledgments, NUST has been ranked as the top institute for engineering and technology by the Higher Education Commission (HEC). It is a public research university under the management of the Armed Forces of Pakistan, with its main campus in the capital city and branches in Karachi and Risalpur. Following are the engineering degrees offered at NUST:

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Mechatronics Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Metallurgy and Materials Engineering
  • Avionics Engineering
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Geoinformatics Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Naval Architecture Engineering
  • Software Engineering
  • Computer Engineering

The entrance exam of NUST consists of a series of three tests called National Eligibility Tests (NET-I, II and III). The weightage of the Entry Test in merit calculation is as under:

  • NUST Entry Test 75%
  • SSC/O Level/Equivalent 10%
  • HSSC (Part I)/ HSSC/A Level/Equivalent/DAE 15%

Pakistan Institute of Engineering and Applied Sciences (PIEAS):

PIEAS has been ranked as the 2nd best institution for Engineering in Pakistan. This public sector university, situated in Islamabad, offers degrees in multiple fields of engineering, including:

  • Chemical Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metallurgy & Materials Engineering
  • Nuclear Engineering

The weightage of PIEAS Entry Test in merit calculation is as follows:

  • PIEAS Admission Test 60%
  • Matric 15%
  • F.Sc 25%
  • O/A Levels 40%

University of Engineering and Technology (UET):

The University of Engineering and Technology (UET), situated in Lahore, is the pioneering engineering university of Pakistan. It has been ranked as one of the best engineering universities in the country. UET accepts ECAT for admission into its undergraduate programs and offers degrees in the following disciplines:

  • Architectural Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Geological Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Mechatronics and Control Engineering
  • Mining Engineering
  • Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
  • Petroleum and Gas Engineering
  • Polymer Engineering
  • Transportational Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Computer Engineering

The merit formula for admission is as follows:

  • ECAT 30%
  • FSc 70%

Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute of Engineering Sciences and Technology:

GIKI, named after former President of Pakistan Ghulam Ishaq Khan, is a private institution located in Topi, KhyberPakhtunkhwa. It has earned its name as one of the premier institutes in the country for engineering. The following programs are being offered at GIKI:

  • Computer Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Material Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

The merit formula for admission is as follows:

  • Score in Admission Test OR SAT-II (in Mathematics and Physics for Engineering and Computer Science Programs and in any two subjects for Management Sciences Program) for those applying from outside Pakistan 85%
  • HSSC Part I + SSC/Equivalent. 10% + 5%
  • O-level (for those with A-Level and O-Level background). 15%

KIPS as a gateway to your dream institute:

KIPS Education System, under the umbrella of KIPS Preparations, has been providing its services to students with the vision of equipping them with the knowledge and skill required to outshine others in entry tests and their careers. The extent of the impact of KIPS in this journey can be gauged by the number of top positions its students continue to secure in entrance exams. KIPS has come up with a teaching methodology that facilitates students in covering all their syllabus in the short time they have to prepare for the exam. Here is a list of courses especially designed for those who aspire to become future engineers:

  • ECAT Plus
  • FUNG Plus
  • Long FUNG Parallel Prep (Weekend Special)
  • NUST Plus Engg.
  • ETEA Plus Engg.
  • Long ETEA Plus Parallel Prep (Weekend Special)
  • MECAT Plus
  • MFUNG Plus