What is ECAT? | All about UET Engineering College Admission Test (ECAT)

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What is an ECAT?

Engineering College Admission Test (ECAT) is a test taken by the University of Engineering & Technology (UET), Lahore. ECAT is a combined entry test that is a preliminary requirement to be eligible to apply for BSc Engineering & BSc Engineering Technology Programs in engineering universities in Punjab.

ECAT Syllabus & Paper Pattern

ECAT paper consists of 10 English, 30 Mathematics, 30 Physics & 30 Chemistry/Computer-related questions of Intermediate/DAE level syllabus. It is considered one of the problematic papers due to its conceptual queries. There are 100 MCQs each of 4 marks. 1 mark is deducted for each wrong answer. Hence, the ECAT paper is a total of 400 marks. There are no passing criteria for ECAT, every candidate who attempts ECAT is considered to pass but to be on the merit list of engineering colleges, you must have maximum marks otherwise you shall not be able to secure your position in university merit lists.

Universities accepting ECAT test

All public & private engineering institutes in Punjab accept ECAT scores to determine merit for admissions. Here is the list of all ECAT-based engineering universities/institutes that accept UET-ECAT test scores.

  1. University Of Engineering & Technology (UET), Taxila & Chakwal Campuses
  2. COMSATS University Islamabad’s (CUI), Lahore, Wah, Attock & Sahiwal Campuses
  3. National University of Science & Technology (NUST), Islamabad’s Rawalpindi Campuses (CEME & MCS)
  4. University of the Punjab (PU), Lahore
  5. Fatima Jinnah Women University (FJWU), Rawalpindi
  6. Foundation University (FU) Islamabad’s Rawalpindi Campus
  7. Government College University (GCU), Faisalabad
  8. Government College University (GCU), Lahore
  9. HITECH University, Taxila Cantt
  10. AIOU, Islamabad’s Institute of Engineering & Technology, Rawalpindi & Lahore Campus
  11. Bahauddin Zakriya University (BZU), Multan
  12. Lahore College for Women University (LCWU), Lahore
  13. Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS), Lahore
  14. National Textile University (NTU), Faisalabad & Karachi Campus
  15. National University of Computer & Emerging Sciences (NUCES-FAST) Islamabad’s Lahore Campus
  16. NFC Institute of Engineering & Technical Training (NFCIET), Multan
  17. University of Engineering & Technology (UET) Lahore, Faisalabad, Gujranwala, Sahiwal, Narowal & Kala Shah Kaku (KSK) Campuses
  18. University of Management & Technology (UMT), Lahore
  19. The Islamia University of Bahawalpur (IUB), Bahawalpur, Rahim Yar Khan Campus
  20. University of Central Punjab (UCP), Lahore
  21. The University of Lahore (UOL), Lahore
  22. Superior University (SU), Lahore
  23. Hajvery University (HU), Lahore
  24. University of South Asia (USA), Lahore
  25. University of Agriculture (UAF), Faisalabad
  26. The University of Faisalabad (TUF), Faisalabad
  27. University of Gujrat (UOG), Gujrat
  28. Lahore Leads University (LLU), Lahore
  29. University of Wah (UOW), Wah Cantt
  30. Muhammad Nawaz Sharif University of Engineering & Technology (MNS-UET), Multan
  31. Namal Institute, Mianwali
  32. Information Technology University (ITU), Lahore
  33. Institute of Space Technology (IST), Islamabad

How to get registered for ECAT?

If you want to apply online for ECAT registration, here’s complete video tutorial that shall help you while getting registered. You can follow it step by step to apply instantly from you Mobile/PC/Laptop etc.

Click on it to watch complete tutorial step by step

ECAT Alternative Tests

What if you can’t participate or get sufficient marks in ECAT? Is there any other test that can be taken in place of ECAT? What if you want to take admission in any university other than Punjab province?

The answer is: yes!

You can take as many tests as you want. For example you can take NET tests held by NUST University, Islamabad & also the best alternative is National Aptitude Test (NAT) held by NTS every month. You can take as many tests as you can & apply on one of those tests in which the marks obtained are maximum. You can also take SAT which is an international test & is valid for two years. To view full details about all other tests you can visit our Entry Tests page

Please note that you can visit the official website of the respective institute or view the official advertisement for more detailed information.

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