The Higher Education Commission (HEC) via Education Testing Council (ETC) will conduct Higher Education Aptitude Test (HAT) for award of all HEC scholarships and for admission in MS/M Phil programmes through a uniform, accessible, and transparent selection process.
The test is being organised for those applicants who have already applied online for any MS/MPhil admission OR HEC scholarships via e-portal for the further final selection process. The applicants who intend to apply for the scholarship schemes advertised in future including those by HEC sponsored Pakistani universities
The applicants who are interested in securing admission in MS/M Phil programmes in public and private universities of Pakistan
Which HAT Versions to Apply for Based on Academic Streams?
The test will be conducted in the following five categories based on 16 years/equivalent education and the students should register accordingly. The applicant must select the correct category while filling the online form. The test scores will be valid for two years (for scholarships and admissions in MS/MPhil programmes).
Date of Examination
(1)Test will be held on Sunday, June 12, 2022, tentatively. Any change in test date will be communicated through www.hec.gov.pk and http://etc.hec.gov.pk
(2)Applicants who register through HEC online registration process will be able to download their Roll Number Slip from http://etc.hec.gov.pk and registered Email address a week before the test date.
(3)Email/SMS will also be sent to registered applicants for test date, time and venue. While filling online application forms, candidates are required to provide valid email/mobile numbers on which they wish to receive Roll Number Slips
(4)A printout of Roll Number Slip and Original CNIC will be required to enter the Test Centre on the Test Day.
Proposed Test Schedule For HEC HAT 2022
Test will be held on quarterly basis and simultaneously in the major cities of Pakistan. Yearly test calendar will be uploaded on the ETC website. Candidates may register themselves through online registration portal: http://etc.hec.gov.pk. A sample paper will be available at HEC website (Latest Announcements) for help and guidance in preparation for the test.
How to Apply for HEC HAT 2022
(1)For registration, please visit the following link: http://etc.hec.gov.pk. • In case of any query during the online registration, please visit onlinehelp.hec.gov.pk or visit HEC regional offices for guidance.
(2)Application Submission comprises of two steps, viz. profile completion using “My Profile” section and application submission using “Higher Education Aptitude Test” links on the menu panel on the left-hand side bar of online portal.\
(3)Only SUBMITTED applications will be considered for the test and applications in SAVE or INCOMPLETE mode will not be entertained.
(4)The test fee for HAT is PKR 1500/- per candidate. Candidates will deposit the fee amount in Habib Bank Limited Account No. 1742 7900 1334 01. Title of Account: Higher Education Commission
(5)Download bank Fee Challan while registering for the test at http://etc.hec.gov.pk. (Fee challan is only available on the ETC online registration portal).
(6)All candidates are required to upload the submitted Fee challan, duly stamped by an HBL branch while completing the application form of ETC online registration portal to submit the application.
Note: It is mandatory to bring the original applicant copy of the deposit slip on the test day along with your Original CNIC/Original Passport, else the candidate will not be allowed to sit in the test.
Last Date For Online Registration Is: 30 May 2022