Admissions Test

A Crucial Step for Admission

National Testing Service (NTS) exam is a mandatory requirement for admissions in COMSATS University Islamabad (CUI). This section provides a clear guide to navigate the NTS process.
Types of NTS Exams:
Depending on the program you're applying for, you'll need to take a specific NTS exam:

  • NTS (NAT): This test is required for all undergraduate programs (BS programs). The score is valid for one year. Choosing Your Specific NTS (NAT) Exam
  • NTS (GAT General): This test is required for all graduate programs (MS programs). The score is valid for two years.
  • NTS (GAT Subject): This test is required for all PhD programs. The score is valid for two years.

Two Convenient Ways to Register for NTS:

You have the flexibility to register for the NTS exam in two ways:

  • Through COMSATS University Admissions Portal: While applying for admission online (, candidates can conveniently opt to register for the relevant NTS exam simultaneously.
  • Directly Through National Testing Service (NTS) Website: Candidates can also register for the exam independently by visiting the National Testing Service website (

Maximizing Your Chances: Taking Multiple NTS Exams
COMSATS University considers your highest score from all your NTS attempts when calculating your overall merit for admission. This means you can retake the exam to improve your chances of securing a place in your desired program.

Key Points to Remember:

  • NTS test is mandatory for all applicants seeking admission to COMSATS University (Lahore Campus).
  • The type of NTS test you need depends on the program level (NAT for undergraduate, GAT for graduate, GAT Subject for PhD) and program focus (see below).
  • You can register for the test through the COMSATS admissions portal or directly through the NTS website.
  • Taking multiple NTS exams allows you to use your highest score for merit calculation, potentially increasing your chances of admission.

Choosing Your Specific NTS (NAT) Exam:

For Undergraduate Applicants

The type of NTS (NAT) exam you need depends on your intermediate (FSc./FA/A Level) subjects:

  • FSc. (Pre-Medical): You'll need to appear for NAT-IM.
  • FSc. (Pre-Engineering): You'll need to appear for NAT-IE.
  • FSc. (ICS): You'll need to appear for NAT-ICS.
  • Intermediate/FA with Arts Groups: You’ll need to appear for NAT-IA
  • Intermediate/FA with General Science Group: You’ll need to appear for NAT-IGS
  • ICOM/Intermediate (Commerce Subjects): You’ll need to appear for NAT-ICOM

Conquering the COMSATS NTS Exam:

Preparation Tips for Prospective Students

Securing good marks in the National Testing Service (NTS) test is your gateway to joining COMSATS University (Lahore Campus). Here are some effective ways to prepare and achieve your best score:
1. Seek Guidance from Reputable Academies:
Consider enrolling in a preparatory academy specializing in NTS exams. These institutions offer structured learning environments, experienced instructors, and practice tests to help you excel. Choose an academy with a strong track record of success in preparing students for the specific NTS exam you require (NAT, GAT, or GAT Subject).
2. Leverage Quality Study Materials:
Invest in relevant NTS test preparation books from established publishers. These resources offer comprehensive subject coverage, practice questions, and answer explanations. Select books that align with the specific NTS exam you'll be taking (NAT-IM, NAT-IE, NAT-ICS, GAT General, etc.).
3. Explore Online Resources:
The internet is a vast library of preparation materials. Search for reputable websites and YouTube channels that provide NTS test prep content. Utilize video lectures, practice quizzes, and downloadable study guides to supplement your learning.

NTS (NAT) Score and Evaluation:

  • All NTS (NAT) tests conducted by COMSATS University Lahore Campus are of 100 marks despite having 90 questions
  • Final score will be based on the evaluation of all question attempted, totaling 100 marks.

Stay Informed:

We encourage the candidates to check the COMSATS University, Lahore Campus website regularly for updates and announcements concerning the merit list and admission process.

For any inquiries, please contact the Admissions Office via email or phone.
We wish you all the best in your admission endeavor!

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