What is HEC Entry Test & How to Apply for it (Complete Guide)

Higher Education Commission of Pakistan (reporting name:HEC), is an  autonomous, independent and constitutionally established institution of primary funding, overseeing, regulating, and accrediting the higher education efforts in Pakistan.HEC Entry Test is the country’s first government testing body established by Higher Education Commission (HEC) viz. The ETC aims at instituting uniform, convenient, ambitious estimate base for entries to Higher Education Institutions as part of the Senate strategy of people first and fair development. Education Testing Council (ETC) will continue graded tests for entry to universities from 2018.  The test will be free of cost for all students involved in taking testimonies in public and private sector universities. In other words, it’s the HEC Entry Test for undergraduate programs for taking admission to different universities of Pakistan. HEC will only take the Entry Test, but the selection will be done by the university. Every university will have its own criteria. The test will be valid for two years. HEC Entry Test is also known as ETC Entry Test.

This test will be valid for the following universities.

  • National Textile University (NTU), Faisalabad
  • Mirpur University of Science and Technology (MUST), Mirpur
  • Govt. College Women University (GCWUF), Faisalabad
  • Balochistan University of Engineering and Technology, Khuzdar
  • Karakoram International University (KIU), Gilgit
  • Gomal University, D.I.Khan
  • Muhammad Nawaz Sharif University of Engineering and Technology (MNS UET), Multan
  • The University of Poonch, Rawalakot
  • Ghazi University, Dera Ghazi Khan
  • The University of Agriculture, Peshawar
  • Islamia College, Peshawar (ICP)
  • University of Management Sciences Information Technology, Kotli
  • Dawood University of Engineering and Technology, Karachi
  • NED University of Engineering Technology (NED UET), Karachi
  • Institute of Space Technology (IST), Islamabad
  • Fatima Jinnah Women University (FJWU), Rawalpindi
  • Kinnaird College for Women, Lahore
  • Shah Abdul Latif University, Khairpur
  • Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto Medical University, Islamabad
  • Abbottabad University of Science and Technology (AUST), Abbottabad
  • Institute of Management Sciences, (IM Sciences), Peshawar
  • University of Sindh, Jamshoro
  • University of Balochistan, Quetta
  • COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Islamabad
  • National University of Modern Languages (NUML), Islamabad
  • Institute of Industrial Electronics Engineering (IIEE), Karachi
  • University of Science and Technology, Bannu
  • The University of Azad Jammu and Kashmir
  • Private Sector Universities
  • Muhammad Nawaz Shareef University of Agriculture Multan
  • Shaheed Benazir Bhutto University, Sheringal
  • Muslim Youth University (MY), Islamabad
  • Hajvery University (HU), Lahore
  • Hajvery University (HU), Sheikhupura
  • University of South Asia (USA), Lahore
  • University of Central Punjab (UCP), Lahore
  • National University of Computer Emerging Sciences (FAST), Chiniot Faisalabad
  • National University of Computer Emerging Sciences (FAST), Islamabad
  • National University of Computer Emerging Sciences (FAST), Peshawar
  • Foundation University, Islamabad
  • National University of Computer Emerging Sciences (FAST), Karachi
  • National University of Computer Emerging Sciences (FAST), Lahore
  • DHA Suffa University, Karachi
  • Greenwich University, Karachi
  • National College Of Business Administration And Economics, Lahore
  • Muhammad Ali Jinnah University, Karachi
  • Ziauddin University Karachi
  • Capital University of Science & Technology (CUST), Islamabad
  • ILMA University Karachi

What Are the Test Categories?

  • 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-E (12 years/ equal Education in Pre-Engineering Group)
  • HAT- UG-M (12 years/ equal Education in Pre-Medical Group)
  • HAT- UG-GS (12 years/ equal Education in General Science Group)
  • HAT- UG-I.COM (12 years/ equal Education in I.Com Group)

Who Can Apply

  • Students awaiting results for 12th year
  • Students with 12 years of schooling (HSSC) or equivalent
  • What Are the Test Centers for HEC Entry Tests?

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

What is the Deadline or the Last Date for HEC Entry Test?

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

What is the Test Date?

  • 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.

How to Get free help from HEC if I Need?

If you are stuck at any stage, and you have any questions, you can call HEC on the following numbers:

  •  051-111-119-432,
  • 0334-111-9432​

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

1st Step

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

2nd Step

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

Note : Don’t have a CNIC? Don’t worry, you can use your B-Form where CNIC number is written.

The same goes for the email address that you need to provide the correct one & then the code 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.

Note: When you write your phone number, and a code is sent, please write the code below the Verification Box, and click on VERIFY NUMBER.

Similarly, when the code will be sent to your email address, you have to write into the box and click (touch) on VERIFY EMAIL. Otherwise, it will not work.

3rd Step

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 the USER ID that you received in your email and the password that you entered while filling the form.

4th Step

Now go to My Profile, and complete the information of Personal Detail, Contact, and Education. You don’t need to complete the information for other things like Publications etc. In this picture, I’ve completed the Personal Detail. You have to complete from top to bottom.

Now click Next displayed at the bottom.

5th Step

Now click Contact, and complete it. Your permanent address may be your village address where you live forever. Mailing address and the current address may be the same. Mail address is the address where documents are sent via TCS.

Now click Next. Displayed at the bottom.

Note : When you write yourself the detail, it gives an invalid value, wait for the results, then select from the options.

6th Step

Here is the most important things are to be written by you, and it is the tricky part – Education Section.

Click on “Click to Add”

Note: I have written my SSC & HSSC info that is why it is showing the detail below. You have to complete, after that, you will see the same.

If you don’t know when you started your school, the exact date is not that important. Nor the day is important when you leave the school or college. Complete the form.

It is the form for SSC. You have to write your SSC details. Write your registration number (or roll number).

Once you have completed the form, click on Add to List

7th Step

Now you have to fill the form for HSSC, so again click on Click to Add

And complete information for HSSC.

Note: If your 2nd-year result is not announced, fill it with your 1st-year marks. Total marks of your 1st year and the marks you have got in the 1st year, registration number etc. will be the same.

Now click Add to List

8th Step (Last Step)

Click on ETC Entry Test then Apply for Entry Test.

And fill the following information. Test Name is Entry Test Fall 2017.

Test Type will be if:

  • 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)

Write your preferred city, and click on Apply for Test.

& Congratulations, now you’re good to go.

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