HEC Entry Test ETC

General Details:

Higher Education Commission, HEC established Education Testing Council to conduct HEC Entry Test. ETC Test will conduct standardized tests for admission to universities from fall 2017. The test will be free of cost for all students interested in taking admissions in public and private sector universities. The test will be valid for two years.

HEC Entry test for Undergraduate programs will be valid for Two years.

HEC will only take the Entry Test, but the universities reserve the right of the selection. Each university is independent to set its own selection criteria.

HEC Entr Test Categories

  • HAT- UG-E (12 years/ equal Education in Pre-Engineering Group)
  • HAT- UG-M (12 years/ equal Education in Pre-Medical Group)
  • HAT- UG-A (12 years/ equal Education in Arts/ Humanities/ Social Sciences Group)
  • HAT- UG-CS (12 years/ equal Education in Computer Science Group)
  • HAT- UG-GS (12 years/ equal Education in General Science Group)
  • HAT- UG-I.COM (12 years/ equal Education in I.Com Group)

Test Centers 

Applicants may select any test centre from the list available on HEC website; however for their own convenience they are advised to choose a test centre nearest to their residence/district of domicile.

Schedule of HEC Entry Test·

Date of Test will be announced in national newspapers and on HEC website: www.hec.gov.pk

SMS will be sent to all registered students for test date, time and venue.

The test is applicable to the specific Private and Public Sector Universities. Names of the Universities are available on HEC website.

Deadline or the Last Date for HEC Entry Test?

Last date for online registration is Wednesday, July 12, 2017.

HEC Entry Test ETC

How to Apply (Register) for HEC Entry Test (Step by Step Guide)

Step 1:

Go to E-Portal HEC, you will see the below interface. Just click on Register because you’re not a member, you need to have an account on it.

Step 2:
Then you have to complete the information with your nationality, CNIC, Region, password, phone number.

The same goes for the email address that you need to provide the code that will be sent to your email

Keep in mind, you should write correct phone number where a code will be sent that you have to write.

Step 3:

After this, you will receive this email from HEC.
In this email, you will get USER ID
Once you get it, go to  E-Portal, and sign in with with the USER ID that you received in your gmail and the password that you entered while filling the form.

Step 4:

Now go to My Profile, and complete the information of Personal DetailContact, and Education. You don’t need to complete the information for other things like Publications etc.

Step 5:

Once you reach to Education Tab, complete with the SSC and HSSC details.

Step 6: (Last Step)

Click on ETC Entry Test then Apply for Entry Test. 

Congratulations, now you’re good to go. But you should keep a printed copy of the document that shall be required at the later stages.


This test will be valid for the following universities:

1.           Mirpur University of Science and Technology (MUST), Mirpur

2.           National Textile University (NTU), Faisalabad

3.           Govt. College Women University (GCWUF), Faisalabad

4.           Gomal University, D.I.Khan

5.           Balochistan University of Engineering and Technology, Khuzdar

6.           Karakoram International University (KIU), Gilgit

7.           Muhammad Nawaz Sharif University of Engineering and Technology (MNS UET), Multan

8.           The University of Agriculture, Peshawar

9.           The University of Poonch, Rawalakot

10.        Ghazi University, Dera Ghazi Khan

11.        Islamia College, Peshawar (ICP)

12.        NED University of Engineering Technology (NED UET), Karachi

13.        Institute of Space Technology (IST), Islamabad

14.        University of Management Sciences Information Technology, Kotli

15.        Dawood University of Engineering and Technology, Karachi

16.        Fatima Jinnah Women University (FJWU), Rawalpindi

17.        Kinnaird College for Women, Lahore

18.        Abbottabad University of Science and Technology (AUST), Abbottabad

19.        Institute of Management Sciences, (IM Sciences), Peshawar

20.        Shah Abdul Latif University, Khairpur

21.        Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto Medical University, Islamabad

22.        University of Sindh, Jamshoro

23.        National University of Modern Languages (NUML), Islamabad

24.        Institute of Industrial Electronics Engineering (IIEE), Karachi

25.        University of Balochistan, Quetta

26.        COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Islamabad

27.        University of Science and Technology, Bannu

28.        Muhammad Nawaz Shareef University of Agriculture Multan

29.        Shaheed Benazir Bhutto University, Sheringal

30.        The University of Azad Jammu and Kashmir

31.        Private Sector Universities

32.        Muslim Youth University (MY), Islamabad

33.        University of South Asia (USA), Lahore

34.        University of Central Punjab (UCP), Lahore

35.        Hajvery University (HU), Lahore

36.        Hajvery University (HU), Sheikhupura

37.        National University of Computer Emerging Sciences (FAST), Chiniot Faisalabad

38.        National University of Computer Emerging Sciences (FAST), Islamabad

39.        National University of Computer  Emerging Sciences (FAST), Karachi

40.        National University of Computer  Emerging Sciences (FAST), Lahore

41.        National University of Computer Emerging Sciences (FAST), Peshawar

42.        Foundation University, Islamabad

43.        DHA Suffa University, Karachi

44.        Greenwich University, Karachi

45.        Muhammad Ali Jinnah University, Karachi

46.        Ziauddin University Karachi

47.        National College Of Business Administration And Economics, Lahore

48.        Capital University of Science & Technology (CUST), Islamabad

49.        ILMA University Karachi