NET 2020-2021 (NUST Entry Test) – IMP Dates, Tips/Tricks

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No doubt, NUST is one of the renowned universities of Pakistan, and holds a significant position in QS world ranking. Moreover, it is the dream institute of many students, especially for those who want to pursue engineering, but for that you have to go through NET test.

So, today we will look into NET (NUST Entry Test) and some tips and tricks which will help you.

What is NET?

NET is NUST’s own entry test which you need to clear in order to make into NUST university. Now, you must be wondering: From where you can prepare for NET?

Well, the test comprises of the topics from your F.SC books. However, this may be challenging for the A-level students.

What is the test pattern for NET?

The NET test consists of 5 portions as follows:

  • Mathematics 40% (80 MCQs)
  • Physics 30% (60 MCQs)
  • Chemistry 15% (30 MCQs)
  • English 10% (20 MCQs)
  • Intelligence 5% (10 MCQs)

Thus, this makes a total of 200 MCQs and time allotted to solve this test is 3 hours.

Merit Formula for NET:

Following is the weightage to calculate the merit for admissions in engineering programs:

  • 75% NUST Entry Test
  • 15% HSSC / A level / Equivalent / DAE or HSSC Part-I
  • 10% Matriculation / 0 Level

Some tips and tricks

Well, every student out there wants to know some tricks in order to make thorough their desired universities. Therefore, we have gathered a few useful tips and tricks which will surely aid you in NET. So, without further ado – let’s get started.

  1. Analysis of past papers – you need to go through the past papers and try to solve them, so that you can have the idea of the test and how you will manage your time.
  2. Focus on important topics of F.SC books – you don’t need any other book to prepare. However, your concepts must be crystal clear about the important topics.
  3. Smart work – there is no need to cram the whole topics, just grasp the concept and learn the important formulas.
  4. Believe in yourself – if you are well prepared then no need to worry about the test and get nervous, as it’s just a test! Boost your confidence and believe in yourself.

Important Dates to Remember:

NET 2021Online RegistrationTest in IslamabadTest in Karachi and Quetta
Series 1 (NET-1)25 Oct – 25 Nov 202028 Nov 2020 onwardsNO Test
Series 2 (NET-2)31 Jan – 1 Mar 202106 Mar 2021 onwards13 Mar 2021 onwards (Tentatively)
Series 3 (NET-3)9 May – 19 Jun 202126 Jun 2021 onwards10 Jul 2021 onwards (Tentatively)
NUST Entry Test 2020-2021 Schedule in Islamabad, Karachi and Quetta
Morning0900-1200 hrs
Afternoon1400-1700 hrs
NUST Entry Test Timings
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4 years ago

This is an excellent guide for those preparing for the NET NUST entry test. Highly recommended!

4 years ago

Great article! Very helpful advice for anyone looking to take the NET NUST entry test.