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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113 Comments

  1. MUNIR AHMAD says:

    Hamara to combination double maths our state hy. Hum kia karanga.

  2. Jamaal Shah says:

    Are calculators allowed in nat test or not?

  3. Fatima Subhani says:

    Nd i have submitted form 4 NTS..kindly inform me about the starting date of NTS class?????????

  4. Fatima Subhani says:

    Plz tell me whn will the NTs classes start???

  5. nageen says:

    Sir nat 20 july test ki roll no slip kb tk aye gi.. ????

  6. khinsha mujahid says:

    PANJAB university nts se associated nai hai to kia is ke liye alag se test den ya NAT ki base pe ho sakta hai

    • admin says:

      Read the admission requirements of the program in which you want to seek admission. There are different requirements for admission in different programs.

  7. M.khalid says:

    the test is on 20 july 2014 so what are the last date for submitting the admission form

  8. Siraj Ahmed says:

    Assalaam O Alaikum, Sir I have to ask a question that I have taken 49 marks in National Aptitude test-IE please sir help us…. Now where it is possible to apply for admission?

  9. kashif says:

    Sir, Please tell me Nts paper for post of LDC

  10. aisha says:

    Sir I gave fsc -1 and fsc-2 papers but the result of second year is not yet announced can I appear on 20th July 2014 Nat test

  11. hinakazmi says:

    asalam o alaikum sir mai ny 2nd year ky exams dye hain abi result nhi aaya kia mai nts test dy sakti hu

 
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