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HEC Undergraduate Studies Admission Test 2021- Apply Online



The Islamabad Higher Education Commission (HEC) announced that it will conduct a uniform test for admission to undergraduate programs at all universities in Pakistan. The 2021 Undergraduate Admission Test (USAT) will be held quarterly and universities will accept the USAT score. The last date for online registration is September 01, 2021 and the USAT test will be held on September 12, 2021 tentatively.

Ad Published date: 15-August-2021

News Paper: Jang

Apply Start Date: 16-August-2021

Location: All Pakistan

Test Date: 12-September-2021

Company: Higher Education Commission (USAT)

Last date: September 01, 2021

The Higher Education Commission Viz Education Testing Council (ETC) will conduct the Undergraduate Study Admission Test (USAT) for admission to undergraduate level in universities operating throughout Pakistan. The USAT is designed according to the Academic Aptitude Test (SAT) pattern and covers all known disciplines of Engineering, Medicine, IT, Management, and Social Sciences at the undergraduate entry level. Students after qualifying USAT would be eligible for all colleges as the SAT.

Who can apply for the undergraduate admission test (USAT)?

Students who have passed the High School Certificate (HSSC) or equivalent education / Grade 12

Students who have appeared in the final exam and are waiting for results.

Students who are 12 years / equivalent education in any discipline.


HEC USAT test mark / breakout distribution


Number of test items (75 mcq) -

Time allowed 100 minutes

Verbal reasoning: 35

Quantitative reasoning: 40


Time allowed 40 minutes

Essay writing skills 400-500 words (either English or Urdu): 25

Any score greater than and equal to 50 will be considered a qualified USAT score. The most anyone can get at USAT would be the perfect score of 100.

The test is initially proposed on a quarterly basis in major cities in Pakistan to be conducted simultaneously. However, further tests can be arranged if the need exists. The annual testing calendar will be uploaded to the ETC website and candidates can register through the online registration portal.

Colleges will continue to advertise their admissions program independently. Students will apply to colleges and submit the USAT ETC scorecard for inclusion in the weight-based merit determination formula.


How to apply for HEC USAT 2021

To register, visit the following link:

For any questions during online registration, visit online or visit the HEC regional offices for guidance.

The submission of the application consists of two steps: completing the profile using the section "My profile" and submitting the application using the links "Admission test to undergraduate studies" in the menu panel on the left side bar of the online portal

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

The test fee for the Undergraduate Admission Test (USAT) is PKR 1,200 / - per candidate. Candidates will deposit the fee amount into Habib Bank Limited account no. 1742 7900 1334 01. Account title: Higher Education Commission.

Applicants must submit a copy of the online fee / ATM / transfer deposit slip via courier to the address: Member's Home, HEC Sector H-8, Islamabad prior to the last registration date.

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

HEC Undergraduate  Studies Admission Test 2021- Apply Online
HEC Undergraduate  Studies Admission Test 2021- Apply Online 



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