ECAT - Test Pattern
All Candidates seeking Admission to Engineering colleges are required to pass an Entry Test (ECAT- Engineering College Admission Test). The pattern of ECAT are comprised of four Subjects i.e., Physics, Chemistry, Math and English of F.Sc. Pre-Engineering or equivalent level. The pattern of test is based on the criteria decided by the respective Universities & Colleges.
Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, and English are the sections in a standard ECAT format. However; English contents vary from university to university. For example the ECAT format for UET Lahore is different that that of NUST ECAT format.
ECAT Format (Structure)
ECAT is basically a subject test. It contributes subjects like Physics, Mathematics, Chemistry or Computer, and English. The number of questions and weight of the test and sections vary considerably.
Subject Lessons and MCQs for ECAT
Subject tests evaluate your knowledge in a subject. However; it does not base on a prescribed course outline.
English is a big problem for almost every test taker of ECAT, but it is not a real problem if you study the key points of English grammar that are commonly asked on the tests.
Some engineering colleges and universities require NAT-IE rather than ECAT.
NAT - IE
The contents of ECAT for UET, BZU-Multan, and UET-Texla are based on F.Sc. syllabus. Most of the questions are really bookish. The main difference in ECAT for other instituttes like NUST, GIKI, and FAST are contents of English question format, number of questions in Subject sections, and proportion of conceptual questions. Your preparation level for all tests must be high. However; for UET ECAT you must focus F.Sc. book contents. To cover the conceptual part of other tests you must study the refresher of each subject in this site. For effective preparation a large number of practice questions are required.