What Is ECAT in Pakistan: A Complete Guide

If you are confused about that what is ECAT, then you are the right place. In this article, I will explain to you everything about ECAT.

what is ecat a complete guide

If you are confused about that what is ECAT, then you are the right place. In this article, I will explain to you everything about ECAT and its complete details.

What is ECAT

ECAT Stands for Engineering College Admission Test, and it is conducted by the University of Engineering and Technology (UET) Lahore. The test is accepted across all the campuses of UET Lahore and UET Taxila and other all the UETs of Province of Punjab. The ECAT was started in 1998 in order to eradicate the cheating and Sifarish Culture for getting admission in different public sector universities of Punjab. Now every year thousands of students apply for ECAT to get admission in UETs and the admissions are granted purely on the basis of merit. A few other private and public sector universities and colleges accept this same test for admission in their programs as well.

Note: ECAT is only for admission in Undergraduate Programs of the University and its affiliated colleges.


What is the Test Pattern?

The Test is MCQs based it contains a variety of MCQs from all the science subjects. The test is made conceptual in order to test the quality of learning of the students and to filter out the students which sound concepts.

The test consists of four sections (4). The Test Pattern is given below:

Section 1: English 10 MCQs ( 40 Marks)
Section 2: Physics 30 MCQs ( 120 Marks)
Section 3: Chemistry/Computer 30 MCQs ( 120 Marks) (Computer is for ICS Students)
Section 2: Mathematics 30 MCQs ( 120 Marks)

Total MCQs= 100 MCQs
Total Marks= 400 Marks
Total Time Given: 180 Minutes or 3 Hours

What is Negative Marking?

Negative Marking means the deduction of marks in case if any answer of an MCQ is Wrong.
In ECAT, the following checking scheme is used:
Correct Answer:  4 Marks
Wrong Answer: -1 Mark
Un Attempted Answer: 00 Marks 

For example, if you attempt 5 questions and your answers are as follows:

Correct Answers: 3
Wrong Answers: 2 

Your marks will be 3x4=12 marks for correct answers and 2x-1 =-2 for incorrect answers. So you will get total marks 12-2=10 marks. 

Merit Calculation Formula:

The aggregate is calculated by using the formula given below:

FSc. Marks = 70%
Entry Test Marks = 30%


Dates to Remember:

The Registrations for ECAT generally starts in June of every year and test is conducted in Mid of July. The schedule may vary slightly due to unforeseen circumstances. 


ECAT is Paper Based or Computer Based?

The ECAT test is conducted on a single day in many cities of Punjab and around 40,000+ students appear in the test every year. Due to a large number of candidates and test to be conducted on a single day. The ECAT test is Paper Based.

Eligibility Criteria: Who Can Give The Test (ECAT)?

The following students are eligible to appear in ECAT for admission against the seats in University of Engineering and Technology and its campuses as well as the affiliated institutes:

1. Fsc Pre-Engineering or Equivalent
2. FSc. Pre-Medical or Equivalent
3. BSc. (Intermediate Pre-Engineering with 1st Division)
4. ICS with Computer, Mathematics, and Physics OR Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics
5. DAE, B.Tech or Equivalent (List of Programs offered is available on UET Website and later in this article)
6. Punjab Domicile Holder

ECAT by UET Lahore is only for Students of Punjab i.e; those having domicile of Punjab.
ECAT Programs offered



Students of other provinces can apply for UET of their respective Province. The KPK Domicile Holder can apply for UET Peshawar Test (ETEA) to get admission in UETs.


Documents Required for Admission

The documents required for admission along with the application form are given below, the students must prepare these documents in advance to avoid any inconvenience.

  1.  Domicile Certificate.
  2. Computerized National Identity Card or Computerized B-Form issued by NADRA.
  3. Certificate, Diploma, Degree or Detailed Marks Certificates of all the examinations on the basis of which admission is sought that is, H.S.S.C., Diploma of Associate Engineer (DAE), B.Sc., B.Tech. (Pass).
  4. Six (6) passport size recent photographs.
  5. Applicants having equivalent foreign qualifications (e.g. O/A-levels) must obtain Equivalence Certificate from I.B.C.C. (Inter Board Committee of Chairmen) offices located in major cities of Pakistan.
  6. If you are applying against reserved seats for the Children of Overseas Pakistanis (Category S & SI), you are required to submit following additional documents. Orphans can also apply against these reserved seats if they are sponsored by their (i) Real brother; (ii) Real maternal uncle (Mamoo); Or (iii) Real paternal uncle (Chacha, Taya) working abroad:
    a) Duly filled Form-VIII of applicant’s guardian and a photocopy of valid Resident Visa/Residence Permit verified/attested by the Pakistani Embassy in the respective foreign country.Form-VIII can be downloaded from UET websites.
         b) Sponsored orphans must also submit the following documents: (i) Father’s death certificate Issued byNADRA; (ii) Proof of relationship with the guardian in the form of CNIC of all family members and NADRA Family Registration Certificate (FRC) highlighting the Family Tree structure of the applicant; (iii) Copy of Nikahnama in case the guardian is the maternal uncle (Mamoo) of the applicant.

Note: Scanned/faxed copies of certificates and visa/ residence permit shall not be entertained.

The Closing Merit of 2017

The Closing merit of different UETs is given below.

Closing Merit 2017 UET Taxila

Closing Merit 2017 UET Chakwal

The closing merit of UET Lahore Main Campus in 2017 is given below.

1. Electrical Engineering                                                     84.279
2. Computer Engineering                                                    82.572
3. Mechanical Engineering                                                  82.572
4. Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering                     78.981
5. Mechatronics and Control Engineering                           82.093
6. Civil Engineering                                                             80.931
7. Environmental Engineering                                             76.013
8. Architectural Engineering and Design                             78.809
9. Transportation Engineering and Management                 76.363
10. Chemical Engineering                                                    79.754
11. Polymer and Process Engineering                                  76.250
12. Metallurgical and Materials Engineering                       77.852 
13. Geological Engineering                                                  75.559
14. Mining Engineering                                                        75.622
15. Petroleum and Gas Engineering                                     79.563
16. City and Regional Planning                                            75.677
17. Architecture                                                                    77.354
18. Product and Industrial Design                                         75.275         

List of: Which Universities or Colleges accept ECAT?

The following Campuses of the University of Engineering and Technology (UET) and affiliated institutes accept the ECAT for admission. (ECAT) Entry test is a pre-requisite for applying to UET Lahore or its affiliated colleges. Other public-sector institutions like Punjab University, UET Taxila, BZU Multan, Islamia University Bahawalpur and some private institutions also require Combined Entry Test conducted by UET Lahore as a pre-requisite.

Institutes affiliated with UET Lahore and its Campuses

2. Sir Syed College of Computer Science, Gulberg, Lahore
3. Government College of Technology, Railway Road, Lahore  
4. Government College of Technology, Faisalabad
5  Government College of Technology, Rasul
6. Namal College, Mianwali
7. Dr. A.Q.Khan Institute of Technology, Mianwali
8. Quaid-e-Azam College of Engineering and Technology, Sahiwal
9. Quaid-e-Azam College of Engineering and Technology, Pattoki
10. NFC Institute of Engineering and Fertilizer Research, Faisalabad
11. Sharif College of Engineering and Technology, Raiwind Road, Lahore
12. Swedish College of Engineering and Technology, Rahim Yar Khan
13. Islam College of Engineering and Technology, Sialkot
14. ATA Institute of Engineering and Technology, Wazirabad
15.Govt. Swedish Pakistani College of Technology, Gujrat
16.Chenab College of Engineering & Technology, Gujranwala
17.UET Lahore Kala Shah Kaku Campus (UET Sub Campus)
18. UET Lahore Narowal Campus (UET Sub Campus)
19. UET Lahore Faisalabad Campus (UET Sub Campus)
20. UET Lahore Rachna College of Engineering & Technology Satellite Town Campus (UET Sub Campus)

Institutes affiliated with UET Taxila and its Campuses

1. University of Engineering and Technology (UET) Taxila. (Main Campus)
2. University of Engineering and Technology (UET) Chakwal. (Sub Campus UET Taxila)
3. CASE - Center for Advanced Studies in Engineering
4. KICSIT - Dr. A. Q. Khan Institute of Computer Sciences and Information Technology 
    KRL Kahuta, Dist. Rawalpindi. 
 5.Swedish College of Engineering and Technology, Wah Cantt Campus
 6. Army Public College of Management and Sciences Rawalpindi (APCOMS)

Remember: You have to apply for any of the above colleges after taking ECAT. You can apply to any of the above Campus of UET (Even Main Campus) or affiliated institute once the admissions are open after ECAT result is announced.

List of Programs Offered to Diploma Holders/B.Tech Degree:


The diploma holders can obtain admission in only that field in which they have completed their DAE. The list of programs offered in UET is given below:

1.Electrical Engineering
2.Mechanical Engineering
3.Civil Engineering
4.Mechatronics and Control Engineering
5.Chemical Engineering
6.Petroleum and Gas Engineering
7.Metallurgical Engineering and Materials Science
8.Mining Engineering
9.Architecture
10. Diploma in Mechanical Technology
11. Diploma in Refrigeration and Air-conditioning Technology
12. Diploma in Auto & Diesel Technology
13. Diploma in Automation Technology
14. Diploma in Civil Technology
15. Diploma in Chemical Technology

16. Diploma in Petroleum Technology
17. Diploma in Metallurgy and Welding Technology
18. Diploma in Welding & Fabrication Technology
19. Diploma in Mining Technology
20. Diploma in Foundry & Pattern Making Technology
21. Diploma in Welding & Sheet Metal Technology 

22. Diploma in Electrical Technology
23. Diploma in Electronics Technology

24. Diploma in Instrument Technology

You can find more details about the courses offered and eligibility criteria. For more details Click Here

Still, Need Help?

If you are still confused about what is ECAT or want more information or if you are confused in anything regarding ECAT or any other aspects of admission in UET or any other University. You can contact us on our Facebook Page, Nabeel Excellence Academy.







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