Undergraduate Studies Admission Test USAT 2021

Higher Education Commission (HEC) Islamabad introduced to conduct a uniform test for admissions to undergraduate applications in all universities of Pakistan. Undergraduate Studies Admission Test(USAT) 2021 could be conducted quarterly and universities will receive the score of USAT. The last date for online registration is August 30, 2021, and the USAT test will be held on September 12, 2021, tentatively. The Higher Education Commission Viz Education Testing Council (ETC) will conduct the 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 and covers all known disciplines of Engineering, Medicine, IT, Management, and Social Sciences at the undergraduate entry level. The students after qualifying USAT would stand eligible to all universities like the SAT.

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HEC USAT Test 2021 Detail:
  • Last Date: 30 August 2021
  • USAT Test Fee: 1200 PKR.
  • USAT Test Held on: 12 September 2021

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Eligibility Criteria:

Students in any disciplines who have passed the Higher Secondary School Certificate (HSSC) or equivalent/Grade 12 education.

Candidates who have appeared in the final examination and are awaiting results.

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HEC USAT Marks Distribution/ Test Breakup:


  • Number of Test Items (75 MCQ’s).
  • Time Allowed 100 Minutes.
  • Verbal Reasoning: 35 Marks
  • Quantitative Reasoning: 40 Marks


  • Time Allowed 40 Minutes.
  • Essay Writing Skills 400-500 Words (either in english or urdu): 25 Marks.

Any score above and equal to 50 will be considered as a qualifying Undergraduate Studies Admission Test USAT 2021 score. The maximum anyone can score on USAT would be the perfect score of 100.

Proposed Test Schedule: 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 the online registration portal.

Role of Universities: Universities will continue to announce their admission program independently. Students will apply to universities and will submit the USAT ETC scorecard for inclusion in the weightage-based merit determining formula.

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How to Apply Online:

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 HEC regional offices for guidance.

Application Submission comprises of two steps: profile completion using the “My Profile” section and 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.

Applicants are required to send a copy of Fee Deposit Slip/ATM/Online transfer through courier at the address: Member’s house, HEC Sector H-8, Islamabad on before the last date of registration.

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

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