NAT - National Aptitude Test By NTS

NAT - National Aptitude Test by NTS is a an admission test for college admissions in Pakistan. The NAT is owned, published, and developed by the NTS (National Testing Service). Colleges and Universities in Pakistan use the test to assess a student's suitability for admission. There are two forms of the NAT:

NAT - I

NAT - I is used by the colleges and universities for undergraduate admissions. The minimum qualification to appear in the test is intermediate in any discipline.
Six types of paper for candidates having 12 year education.

NAT II

NAT II is used by the colleges and universities for graduate admission to evaluate candidate's suitability for the course.
Five types of paper for candidates having 14 year education The current NAT Reasoning Test takes two hours , and costs Rs.450. Possible scores range from 0 to (90 for NAT-I and 100 for NAT-II).

NAT-I (For Undergraduate Admissions)

NAT consists of four major sections: Verbal Logic, Quantitative Logic, Analytical Logic, and respective subject. Each section receives a score as depicted in the table below


NAT PAPER TYPES AND QUESTION DISTRIBUTION

CATEGORY ONE (For candidates having 12 years education)

Test Type Number of Questions
English Analytical Quantitative Subject Total
1. NAT-IE,
Having 12 years/equal Education in Pre- Engineering Group
20 20 20 30 90

NAT-IE Paper Distribution
2. NAT-IM,
Having 12 years/equal Education in Pre-Medical Group
20 20 20 30 90

NAT-IM Paper Distribution
3. NAT-IA,
Having 12 years/equal Education in Arts Group
20 20 20 30 90

NAT-IA Paper Distribution
4. NAT-ICS,
Having 12 years/equal Education in Computer Science
20 20 20 30 90

NAT-ICS Paper Distribution
5. NAT-IGS,
Having 12 years/equal Education in General Science
20 20 20 30 90

NAT-IGS Paper Distribution
6. NAT-ICOM,
Having 12 years/equal Education in Commerce
20 20 20 30 90

NAT-ICOM Paper Distribution
Curriculum for NAT-IE (Education in Pre-Engineering Group)
Total No of Questions = 90
Time Allowed = 120 minutes

  Topics

No. of Questions

Percentage

  A: English

20

22.2

    A1: Sentence Completion

5


    A2: Analogy

3


    A3: Antonym

4


    A4: Comprehension

5


    A5: Synonym

3


  B: Analytical

20

22.2

    B1: Scenario Based

12


    B2: Statements Based

8


  C: Quantitative

20

22.2

    C1: Arithmetic

13


    C2: Algebra

4


    C3: Geometry

3


  D: Subject (Pre-Engineering Group)

30

33.4

    D1: Physics

10


    D2: Chemistry/ Computer

10


    D3: Mathematics

10


TOTAL  

90

100

   

  Curriculum for NAT-IM (Education in Pre-Medical Group)

  Total No of Questions = 90 

  Time Allowed = 120 minutes

  Topics

No. of Questions

Percentage

  A: English

20

22.2

    A1: Sentence Completion

5


    A2: Analogy

3


    A3: Antonym

4


    A4: Comprehension

5


    A5: Synonym

3


  B: Analytical

20

22.2

    B1: Scenario Based

12


    B2: Statements Based

8


  C: Quantitative

20

22.2

    C1: Arithmetic

13


    C2: Algebra

4


    C3: Geometry

3


  D: Subject (Pre-Medical Group)

30

33.4

    D1: Physics

10


    D2: Chemistry

10


    D3: Biology

10


TOTAL  

90

100

   

  Curriculum for NAT-IA (Education in Arts Group)

  Total No of Questions = 90

  Time Allowed = 120 minutes

Topics

No. of Questions

Percentage

  A: English

20

22.2

    A1: Sentence Completion

5


    A2: Analogy

3


    A3: Antonym

4


    A4: Comprehension

5


    A5: Synonym

3


  B: Analytical

20

22.2

    B1: Scenario Based

12


    B2: Statements Based

8


  C: Quantitative

20

22.2

    C1: Arithmetic

13


    C2: Algebra

4


    C3: Geometry

3


  D: Subject (Education in Arts Group)

30

33.4

    D1: Islamiyat

10


    D2: Pakistan Studies

10


    D3: General Knowledge

5


    D4: Current Affairs

5


TOTAL  

90

100

   

  Curriculum for NAT-ICS (Education in Computer Science Group)

  Total No of Questions = 90

  Time Allowed = 120 minutes

Topics

No. of Questions

Percentage

  A: English

20

22.2

    A1: Sentence Completion

5


    A2: Analogy

3


    A3: Antonym

4


    A4: Comprehension

5


    A5: Synonym

3


  B: Analytical

20

22.2

    B1: Scenario Based

12


    B2: Statements Based

8


  C: Quantitative

20

22.2

    C1: Arithmetic

13


    C2: Algebra

4


    C3: Geometry

3


  D: Subject (Education in Computer Science Group)

30

33.4

    D1: Physics

10


    D2: Computer

 


       D21: Introduction to computer
4
 
       D22: Programming Skills
3
 
       D23: Fundamentals of database
3
 

    D3: Mathematics

10


TOTAL  

90

100

   

  Curriculum for NAT-IGS (Education in General Science Group)

  Total No of Questions = 90

  Time Allowed = 120 minutes

Topics

No. of Questions

Percentage

  A: English

20

22.2

    A1: Sentence Completion

5


    A2: Analogy

3


    A3: Antonym

4


    A4: Comprehension

5


    A5: Synonym

3


  B: Analytical

20

22.2

    B1: Scenario Based

12


    B2: Statements Based

8


  C: Quantitative

20

22.2

    C1: Arithmetic

13


    C2: Algebra

4


    C3: Geometry

3


  D: Subject (Education in General Science Group)

30

33.4

    D1: Mathematics

10


    D2: Statistics

10


    D3: Economics

10


TOTAL  

90

100

   

  Curriculum for NAT-ICOM (Education in Commerce Group)

  Total No of Questions = 90

  Time Allowed = 120 minutes

Topics

No. of Questions

Percentage

  A: English

20

22.2

    A1: Sentence Completion

5


    A2: Analogy

3


    A3: Antonym

4


    A4: Comprehension

5


    A5: Synonym

3


  B: Analytical

20

22.2

    B1: Scenario Based

12


    B2: Statements Based

8


  C: Quantitative

20

22.2

    C1: Arithmetic

13


    C2: Algebra

4


    C3: Geometry

3


  D: Subject (Education in Commerce Group)

30

33.4

    D1: Accounting

10


    D2: Commerce

10


    D3: Economics

10


TOTAL  

90

100

   

NAT - II

 CATEGORY TWO (For candidates having 14 year education)

Test Type
Number of Questions
English
Analytical
Quantitative
Subject
Total
1.
NAT-IIA,
Having 14 years/equal Education in Art & Social Sciences Group
20 20 20 40 100
  NAT-IIA Paper Distribution          
2.
NAT-IIB,
Having 14 years/equal Education in Biological Sciences Group
20 20 20 40 100
  NAT-IIB Paper Distribution          
3.
NAT-IIM,
Having 14 years/equal Education in Management Sciences Group
20 20 20 40 100
  NAT-IIM Paper Distribution          
4.
NAT-IIP,
Having 14 years/equal Education in Physical Sciences Group
20 20 20 40 100
  NAT-IIP Paper Distribution          
5.
NAT-IIO,
Having 14 years/equal Education in Oriental & Islamic Studies Group
20 20 20 40 100
  NAT-IIO Paper Distribution          

  Curriculum for NAT-IIA (Art & Social Science Group) 

  Total No of Questions = 100 

  Time Allowed = 120 minutes 

  Topics

No. of Questions

Percentage

  A: English

20

20

    A1: Sentence Completion

5

5

    A2: Analogy

3

3

    A3: Antonym

4

4

    A4: Comprehension

5

5

    A5: Synonym

3

3

  B: Analytical

20

20

    B1: Scenario Based

12

12

    B2: Statements Based

8

8

  C: Quantitative

20

20

    C1: Arithmetic

13

13

    C2: Algebra

4

4

    C3: Geometry

3

3

  D: Subject (Art & Social Science Group)

40

40

    D1: Islamiyat

10

10

    D2: Pakistan Studies

10

10

    D3: General Knowledge

10

10

    D4: Current Affairs  

10

10

TOTAL  

100

100

   

  Curriculum for NAT-IIB (Biological Sciences Group)

  Total No of Questions = 100

  Time Allowed = 120 minutes

  Topics

No. of Questions

Percentage

  A: English

20

20

    A1: Sentence Completion

5

5

    A2: Analogy

3

3

    A3: Antonym

4

4

    A4: Comprehension

5

5

    A5: Synonym

3

3

  B: Analytical

20

20

    B1: Scenario Based

12

12

    B2: Statements Based

8

8

  C: Quantitative

20

20

    C1: Arithmetic

13

13

    C2: Algebra

4

4

    C3: Geometry

3

3

  D: Subject (Biological Sciences Group)

40

40

    DA: Botany



      DA1: Plant Physiology

2

2

      DA2: Taxonomy

3

3

      DA3: Environment

2

2

      DA4: Genetics

2

2

      DA5: Ecology

2

2

      DA6: Algae / Fungi

3

3

      DA7: Bryophytes / Ptrediophyte

3

3

      DA8: Angiosperm / Gymnosperm

3

3

    DB: Zoology



      DB1: Vertebrates

10

10

      DB2: Invertebrates

10

10

TOTAL  

100

100

   

  Curriculum for NAT-IIM (Management Sciences Group)

  Total No of Questions = 100

  Time Allowed = 120 minutes

  Topics

No. of Questions

Percentage

  A: English

20

20

    A1: Sentence Completion

5

5

    A2: Analogy

3

3

    A3: Antonym

4

4

    A4: Comprehension

5

5

    A5: Synonym

3

3

  B: Analytical

20

20

    B1: Scenario Based

12

12

    B2: Statements Based

8

8

  C: Quantitative

20

20

    C1: Arithmetic

13

13

    C2: Algebra

4

4

    C3: Geometry

3

3

  D: Subject (Management Sciences Group)