NTS NAT Test Guide, Preparation Tips & Paper Pattern

NAT Test guide and NAT Test preparation tips. Paper pattern of NAT Test of all types also given. Covering how to prepare for NTS NAT Test and get better score. To prepare for your NAT Test students first have to know what is NAT Test and what is its composition. These guidelines for the preparation of NAT Test will help to get to know what is NAT, what its paper pattern, how to prepare for the NAT Test and how to mark a good score in the NAT Test.

NTS (National Testing Service) is an organization which conducts various tests and NAT Test is one of them. NAT stands for National Aptitude Test. Basically this aptitude test is conducted for the admissions in NAT Associated Universities in various disciplines. A candidate can apply in all these colleges or universities for admissions on the basis of a single NAT Test result.

The result of NAT Test will be valid for only one year

NTS conducts about 10 to 11 NAT Tests in a year; a student can register for any of them. Moreover a student can take as many tests as he or she wants to improve his or her result.

Click NAT Test Schedule 2013 for details

NAT Test is basically conducted in two categories

  • Category 1 (Candidate having 12 years of Education appear in category one tests).
  • Category 2 (Candidate having 14 years of Education appear in category two tests).

Category One Tests

Six types of tests lie in category one test. Category one tests have total of 90 questions to attempt.

  1. NAT-IE (Candidate having 12 years/equal Education in Pre-Engineering Group).
  2. NAT-IM (Candidate having 12 years/equal Education in Pre-Medical Group).
  3. NAT-IA (Candidate having 12 years/equal Education in Arts Group).
  4. NAT-ICS (Candidate having 12 years/equal Education in Computer Science).
  5. NAT-IGS (Candidate having 12 years/equal Education in General Science).
  6. NAT-ICOM (Candidate having 12 years/equal Education in Commerce).

 

Category Two tests

Five type of tests lie in category two tests. Category two tests have total of 100 questions to attempt.

  1. NAT-IIA (Having 14 years/equal Education in Art & Social Sciences Group)
  2. NAT-IIB (Having 14 years/equal Education in Biological Sciences Group)
  3. NAT-IIM (Having 14 years/equal Education in Management Sciences Group)
  4. NAT-IIP (Having 14 years/equal Education in Physical Sciences Group)
  5. NAT-IIO (Having 14 years/equal Education in Oriental & Islamic Studies Group)

NAT Test Composition

NAT Test is a MCQs (Multiple choice questions) based paper. NAT Tests of both categories are composed of four main sections as follows:

  1. English
  2. Analytical
  3. Quantitative
  4. Subject

English:

English portion contains five types of language questions

  1. Sentence Completion (Complete the sentence with correct and appropriate option)
  2. Analogy (Correct correspondence or relationship between pair of words)
  3. Antonym (Opposite meaning words)
  4. Comprehension (Attempt question by reading given paragraph)
  5. Synonym (Similar meaning words)

Analytical:

Analytical portion consist of two types of questions. Analytical questions are designed to test candidate’s analytical skills. Analytical Skills means the ability to analyze a given situation, scenario or statement. Candidate is given a scenario, statement or a situation in a form of a paragraph, tables or set of facts and he is asked on various aspects of it. Candidate may be asked solution to a problem or conclusion of a process or a tactic on given situation. Such questions demand a great deal of thinking and logical approach. In some of these questions candidate may also need the basic knowledge mathematics

  1. Scenario based
  2. Statement based

Quantitative:

Quantitative portion consist of three types of questions. Quantitative reasoning consists of questions which normally involve the basics of arithmetic (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, ratio and proportion, percentage), simple algebra and simple geometry.

These questions are though very simple but they involve some tricks which make them seem difficult. Usually there is some missing data in question which you need to solve that question. You have to first extract that hidden/missing data from the given data of question. Similarly in question of geometry you have to use brain to make an extra sketch for the given diagram or question which may help you solve the question easily. Students find these questions difficult because they directly apply the arithmetic rules on given data and don’t try to analyze the given data if some extra helpful data may also be extracted.

You should learn the simple concepts of arithmetic, algebra and geometry as well as the art of exploring the tricks of such questions. To solve such question you should have command on the simple concepts and formulas of mathematics, i.e. addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, ratio and proportion, percentage, formulae for areas of circle, triangle, quadrilateral etc., simple formulae and rules for algebra.

  1. Arithmetic
  2. Algebra
  3. Geometry

Subject:

The above given three portions are common in all types of NAT Tests while the fourth Subject portion consist questions according to the NAT Test type. For example NAT-IE type test is for Pre-Engineering group students hence the subject portion will contain question from Physics Chemistry and Mathematics. The whole detail about the other type’s subject portion is given below.

For the preparation of this portion of test you should revise your course work. The appropriate course work to revise is given in the paper pattern of the specific NAT Test.

NAT Test Preparation Book

Students can prepare themselves for the NAT test by self-study or by getting coaching from someone. If you are searching for the book to prepare the NAT test then it will be the good step for the preparation. The book recommended by NTS (National test Service) for the preparation of NAT Test is published by Dogar’s Brothers and is named as “NATIONAL APTITUDE TEST (NAT) by NATIONAL TESTING SERVICE PAKISTAN”.

NAT Test Sample Papers

We have also arranged the sample papers for all the NAT Test types for the students to get to know the NAT Test properly and prepare for their test. The sample papers contain the sample papers of the following test types:

  1. NAT-IE Sample Paper
  2. NAT-IM Sample Paper
  3. NAT-IA Sample Paper
  4. NAT-ICS Sample Paper
  5. NAT-IGS Sample Paper
  6. NAT-ICOM Sample Paper
  7. NAT-IIA Sample Paper
  8. NAT-IIB Sample Paper
  9. NAT-IIM Sample Paper
  10. NAT-IIP Sample Paper
  11. NAT-IIO Sample Paper

Click NAT Test Sample Paper for details

 

NAT Test Paper Pattern

The paper pattern of NAT test will tell how many question of what weightage will appear in the NAT Test. Category 1 test type contains total 90 questions and time given to attempt the test is 120 minutes. Category 2 test types contain total 100 questions and the time given to attempt the test is 120 minutes. The number of questions of first three portions i.e. English, Analytical and Quantitative is same in all the Category 1 test types and Category 2 test types.

First three portions of Category 1 Test type

Topics

No. of Questions

Percentages

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

 

First three portions of Category 2 Test type

Topics

No. of Questions

Percentages

A: English

20

20

A1: Sentence Completion

5

A2: Analogy

3

A3: Antonym

4

A4: Comprehension

5

A5: Synonym

3

B: Analytical

20

20

B1: Scenario Based

12

B2: Statements Based

8

C: Quantitative

20

20

C1: Arithmetic

13

C2: Algebra

4

C3: Geometry

3

 

Now the subject portion of all NAT Test types is different from one another. The subject portion of different NAT Test types with their weight-age percentages is given below.

NAT-IE (Education in Pre-Engineering Group)

Topics

No. of Questions

Percentages

D: Subject (Pre-Engineering Group)

30

33.4

D1: Physics

10

D2: Chemistry

10

D3: Mathematics

10

 

NAT-IM (Education in Pre-Medical Group)

Topics

No. of Questions

Percentages

D: Subject (Pre-Medical Group)

30

33.4

D1: Physics

10

D2: Chemistry

10

D3: Biology

10

 

NAT-IA (Education in Arts Group)

Topics

No. of Questions

Percentages

D: Subject (Education in Arts Group)

30

33.4

D1: Islamiyat

10

D2: Pakistan Studies

10

D3: General Knowledge

5

D4: Current Affairs

5

 

 NAT-ICS (Education in Computer Science Group)

Topics

No. of Questions

Percentages

D: Subject (Education in Computer Science Group)

30

33.4

D1: Physics

10

D2: Computer
D2.1: Introduction to computer

4

D2.2: Programming Skills

3

D2.3: Fundamentals of database

3

D3: Mathematics

10

 

NAT-IGS (Education in General Science Group)

Topics

No. of Questions

Percentages

D: Subject (Education in General Science Group)

30

33.4

D1: Mathematics

10

D2: Statistics

10

D3: Economics

10

 

NAT-ICOM (Education in Commerce Group)

Topics

No. of Questions

Percentages

D: Subject (Education in Commerce Group)

30

33.4

D1: Accounting

10

D2: Commerce

10

D3: Economics

10

 

NAT-IIA (Art & Social Science Group)

Topics

No. of Questions

Percentages

D: Subject (Art & Social Science Group)

40

40

D1: Islamiyat

10

D2: Pakistan Studies

10

D3: General Knowledge

10

D4: Current Affairs

10

 

NAT-IIB (Biological Sciences Group)

Topics

No. of Questions

Percentages

D: Subject (Biological Sciences Group)

40

40

D1: Botany
D1.1: Plant Physiology

2

D1.2: Taxonomy

3

D1.3: Environment

2

D1.4: Genetics

2

D1.5: Ecology

2

D1.6: Algae / Fungi

3

D1.7: Bryophytes / Ptrediophyte

3

D1.8: Angiosperm / Gymnosperm

3

D2: Zoology
D2.1: Vertebrates

10

D2.2: Invertebrates

10

 

NAT-IIM (Management Sciences Group)

Topics

No. of Questions

Percentages

D: Subject (Management Sciences Group)

40

40

D1: Islamiyat

5

D2: Pakistan Studies

5

D3: Business Environment (General)

10

D4: Pakistan Economy (Basic)

5

D5: Management (Basic)

10

D6: Banking (General)

5

 

 NAT-IIP (Physical Sciences Group)

Topics

No. of Questions

Percentages

D: Subject (Physical Sciences Group)

40

40

D1: Mechanics

10

D2: Electricity & Magnetism

10

D3: Waves & Oscillation

5

D4: Modern Physics / Electronics

10

D5: Heat & Thermodynamics

5

 

NAT-IIO (Oriental & Islamic Studies Group)

Topics

No. of Questions

Percentages

D: Subject (Oriental & Islamic Studies Group)

40

40

D1: Islamic History

13

D2: Comparison of Religions

13

D3: Sources of Islamic Religion / Quran & Hadith

14

 

 

NAT Test Registration

To appear in the NAT Test students have to register themselves for the test. There are approximately 11 NAT tests conducted by NTS every year, students can appear in any of them and can also take the test more than one time to get better score. For details about the registration procedure, registration dates and registration forms follow the link given below.

Click NAT Test Registration dates and Form for details

 

 

NAT Test Day Instructions and Tips

Below given are some tips and instruction for the NAT Test

  • Reach the test center before the reporting time. No candidate will be admitted in the test center after specified time.
  • Bring your roll number slip and CNIC (if convenient) to the test center. Without the roll number slip no candidate will be entertained for the test.
  • Each question booklet will be sealed and opened by the candidates at the start of test. Do not break the seal till the test starts.
  • Shading / filling of two answers against single question is wrong. It will be marked ZERO.
  • Over writing and cutting near answer circle or anywhere on answer sheet will distract the readability and may be marked ZERO in the specific answer circle.
  • Only use Blue or Black Ball pen to shade / fill the circles.
  • Do not bring any other stationary item including rough / extra sheets as two blank sheets for rough work are placed inside the question booklet.
  • Use of any other material that is not provided by NTS will be illegal and subject to disciplinary action.
  • Do not write anything on question booklet except your Name, Roll number and Sign on the front title of question booklet before attempting the questions.

 

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90 Comments

  1. Jibran hussain says:

    Sir which book or guid is good to get better marks in nts for pre engineering

  2. Irfan ullah says:

    Sir! I want to know what was the top score in nts tst date 21, 22, 23 feb 2014 for kpk pst posts? Plzzz sir plz i wil wait for ur reply

  3. Kafeel Ahmed says:

    Sir mene Protocol Officer ki test 3rd november ko di thi abhi tak result nhi aya……… plz bataein kb result aegi……

  4. ghulam shabbir says:

    sir, i m appering against ex armd forces vacancy to min of def, plz write/guide me how many and which kind of papers will take me…looking frwrd… thanks

  5. Muhammad Safdar says:

    sir main ne 12 bar nts general dia but failure.
    sir guid karo ta k pass ho jaon

  6. Usman says:

    Sir..i want to know that i have done B.Sc in Double math and statistics. kindly tell me which group should i select for NTS.There is no option for math in “14-years education” NAT-IIA NAT-IIM NAT-IIO NAT-IIB NAT-IIP…………..

  7. nooreharram says:

    sir internet pr us book ka name bataya jis sa nta nat ics ky test ke preprepition ho saky

  8. saba habib says:

    sir mery NAT IM mein 51 marks aye hay aur 37 percentine hay…so tell me i am passed or not….???

  9. kulsoomzia says:

    a.s.a sir meri rl nmber slip abhe tk gr ni ai hy.

  10. Eesa says:

    sir internet py koi book hai jis sy NAT IE ki tiyari ho jay

  11. haya khan says:

    when will we receive the roll no slip for nat test conducted on 21st July?

    • admin says:

      wit till 20th July, if you have not received your roll number slip till then, print your roll number slip online by entering your name or CNIC in list of candidate page.

  12. Usman says:

    Sir, maine 21 july 2013 ko nat ka test dena ha…but abi tk meri roll no slip ghar ni puhanch?

  13. Abiha Ahmer says:

    NTS mn kitny marks hun tu wo clear ho jata ha? plzzzzzzzzzzzzz tell me…. JAZAK ALLAH

  14. javaria says:

    sir i want to ask that i have passed my nts test on 26th august 2012 .. can i use that result now in 2013 admission’s of fatima jinnah women uni which will be advertise on 4th august 2013??
    jizakAllah

  15. attiashamshad says:

    NAT k liye apply krne ki last date kya h…?

  16. attiashamshad says:

    NAT test k liye apply krne ki last date kya h…?

  17. Jawad says:

    sir mein ne last month nts nat test mein 70 number liye hain ab ager mein next time nts test mein 70 se kam num lun ga tu mere yahi num valid hon gey???

  18. Samreen says:

    Sir merey roll no slip par mere pic paste nhi ke hei app ne ,to ab mein kya karu?

  19. imran says:

    NAT-IIP Sample Paper to send kare sir

  20. Umar Iftikhar says:

    SAlam SIR Plzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz snd me SAMPAL PAPERSSSSSSS of NAT1 I.COM plzzzzzzzzz sir snd them to me soon coz i m muchhh confused about test

  21. Arslan says:

    Mene 4 july tak form send krna hy please mjy bta dy

  22. Arslan says:

    A.O.A Sir mene B.Sc double math n statistics k paper diye h or me NAT ka paper daina chahta hu please mujy bta dy k me konsi paper category selelct karu?
    please please tell me

  23. qaisar maqbool says:

    a o a? sir m na net pay jitna bi search kia is main ye likha ha k nts ka test 90 marks ka ha lekin mera dost last year test da k aya nts ka vo kehta ha k 100 marks ka ha ap ba daian kitnay marks ka test ha nts nat-ie

  24. mehwish says:

    snd me NAT-IIA SAMPLE PAPER

  25. mehwish says:

    sir maine nts 26 may 2013 ko dia english k bht confusion waly queation thy,now im applying again,so plzzz mujhe 2012 or 2013 tak k NAT-IIA k sample paper snd kar dain jald se jald….ta k main jaldi se preparation strt kar dn and improve my marks…mehwish

    • Mohsin Sulehria says:

      sample paper say kuch nae hota.Aik dafa test tou day lia hai tm nay.
      sara smjh a gae ho gi k kaisay pattern hai.so english k liye vocabulary bnao.r Dogar sons wali book parho just. Papar acha hoga best of luck!

  26. SAQIB HUSSAIN says:

    dear Sir….mera 28 april ko test hai banking ka…plz sir yeh bta dain mera test kon kon se book main sy ay ga….!

  27. Nadir Hussain says:

    salam caa pakistan k paper kab hain. assistant supply officer (PG-7),assistant air traffic control officer(PG-7) assistant audit manager(PG-7),assistant airport services officer(PG-7) aur in k paper ka pattren bata deen ,paper ka sylabus bata deen pls. tell me on this id

  28. Haseeb says:

    I am in fsc. 2nd year. I want to apply for comsats. Can a person give nts multiple times in a row and what would be the best time to appear for nts.
    If so are the previous nts scores printed on the latest result card if someone gives nts multiple times?

    • admin says:

      You can appear in NTS test multiple times and every time the new result card will be issued. The best time to appear for NTS test depends on your preparation.

  29. ADIL says:

    sir g mujhe ma ecnomics balochistan univrsty ka admition sellubus batae mujhe MA me admition ka sellebus chaiye

  30. muzamil says:

    plz send me simply nts questions and answer

  31. GHULAM MUHAMMAD says:

    SIR I HAVE APPLY NAT IE TEST HELD 24 FEB. I AM NOT COLLECT MY ROLL NUMBER SLIP. I LIVE IN QUETTA PLEASE GIVE ME ANY WAY THANKS

  32. NOOR says:

    please send me sample test paper of NTS

  33. SABA says:

    ME WANT TO TAKE NTS FOR MS

  34. mohsin says:

    sallam.sir ki fsc part 1 k baad NAT-IE ka test dia ja sakta hai aut registration form par academic record main fsc part 2 walay block mai kia likhna hai.mainay 1st year clear kar li hai aur 24 february 2013 ko honey wala NAT -IE ka test dena chahta hn plz plz guide me…….

    • admin says:

      Why do you want to given NAT exams so early? We are asking this because most of the admission on the basis of NAT announced after the Intermediate part 2 exams and they take NAT test on the basis of result awaiting.

  35. Tanveer Ali says:

    the test is easy just need practice. on first time i got 62 marks. now trying to get more and more…. it is a bit difficult for medical students coz they have not been touching maths for two years.
    even they cant solves basic maths.

  36. Aisha says:

    hello…
    kiya NTS IIM k test question, NTS IIM ki book se hi attay hai ya overall course se?

  37. Azeem says:

    AOA,plz tell me ,Nts junior clerk ki post in civil and district court ki roll numbr slips kb issue hongi 2013 mein…uska test 13 january 2013 ko he

  38. shumaila says:

    i am masters in home economics,which type of NAT 2 TEST u recommended for me

  39. khalid pevez says:

    i have passed Bsc Math in @nd Div and apply for admission in Msc Math from Gomal University Ders Ismail Khan, please help me for patersn of paper

  40. abdullah says:

    SALAM. I am a business student recently i ve passed inter and i want to study bba from bahria uni…so what type of nts exam i need to pass. nts icom or nts nat-1.plz reply.

  41. zonera says:

    It will be simple Insha Allah it just need practice…best of luck to all of you…

  42. sharjeel munawar says:

    the book by Dogar Sons has used really high level vocabulary…kya paper itni difficult vocabulary se hi hoga???

  43. hazel says:

    is calculater is allowed during the test of nat-ie test????????

  44. sana liaqat says:

    salam o alaikom !
    plz tell about physical group i need ur help ,and plz itroduce best books
    for nts praparation

    • admin says:

      The book recommended by NTS (National test Service) for the preparation of NAT Test is published by Dogar’s Brothers and is named as “NATIONAL APTITUDE TEST (NAT) by NATIONAL TESTING SERVICE PAKISTAN”.

  45. shakir says:

    don’t need to be sorry the send roll number and test center after 10th jully :)

  46. zakia bibi says:

    please reply me as soon as possible

  47. zakia bibi says:

    please tell me IIA test date I have submitted my reg form on 2nd july and about my roll num slip

  48. samavia says:

    it is a very difficult test.the candidates hardly get passed.it should be so simple.

 
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