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Higher Education Commission Pakistan Scholarship Aptitude Test 2016


Higher Education Commission (HEC) is conducting a competitive aptitude test with a purpose to draw merit lists for the award of HEC Scholarships through a transparent selection process. The test has been scheduled for Saturday-April 23, 2016 and Sunday-April 24.2016.

The test is being organized for the following listed scholarship schemes for those applicants who have applied through HEC application forms as per advertisement in newspapers.

  • Indigenous PhD Fellowships for 5.000 Scholars Phase-II (Advertised on November 8,2015)
  • Overseas Scholarships for MS.IMPhil Leading to PhD in Selected Fields (Phase-II, 90% Batch-7 (advertised on January 28.2016)
  • Master Leading to PhD Scholarship Programme (Indigenous Batch-II) for the students of Balochistan (Aghaz-e-Hagoog-e-Balochistan Package, advertised on December 13,2015)

Test Pattern:

The aptitude test will be conducted in the following four categories in relevant disciplines as mentioned by the applicants in their application forms.

Test CategoryDisciplinesQuantitative ReasoningVerbal ReasoningAnalytical ReasoningTotal %age
HAT 1Engineering & IT4030
HAT 2Management Sciences, Business Education303040100
HAT 3Social Sciences, Arts & Humanities304030100
HAT 4Agriculture & Veterinary Sciences, Biological Sciences, Medical Sciences, Physical Sciences304030100

Higher Education Commission Pakistan Scholarship Aptitude Test 2016

Aptitude test will consist of 100 questions to be attempted in two hours. Mobile phones/calculators or any other electronic gadgets are strictly prohibited.  Strict action will be taken in case of violation which can lead to cancellation of test.

Test Centres:

Test will be conducted at the designated centres of Quetta, Lahore, Islamabad, Karachi and Peshawar.

LahoreUniversity of Engineering & Technology, LahoreMain Campus, G. T. Road Lahore
KarachiNED University of Engineering & Technology, KarachiMain Campus, University Road, Karachi
QuettaBalochistan University of Information Technology, Engineering and Management Sciences, QuettaTakatu Campus, Airport Road, Baleli, Quetta
PeshawarThe University of Agriculture, PeshawarUniversity Road, Peshawar
IslamabadInternational Islamic University, IslamabadSector H-10, Islamabad
National University of Computer & Emerging Sciences (FAST), IslamabadA.K. Brohi Road, H-11/4, Islamabad

Note: Test centres have been allocated to candidates as per their choice in application forms. Otherwise they have been allocated centres as per their domicile province/mailing or studying address.

General Instructions

  1. The roll number slips were issued to prospective candidates on April 9, 2016 via email, courier on provided addresses, and the same can be downloaded from HEC website www.hec.gov.pk/HAT
  2. Applicants are not eligible to appear in the test if they have not submitted online (if required) and hard application form duly meeting the eligibility criteria and terms and conditions of the respective scholarship schemes published in national newspapers
  3. Please bring roll number slip along with Original National Identity Card valid Passport containing your photograph (MANDATORY)
  4. Please report to allotted test centre/venue one hour before the test time
  5. Candidates failing to produce above mentioned documents will not be allowed to take the test
  6. The duration of test will be two hours
  7. Result will be prepared by HEC and uploaded on HEC websitewww.hec.gov.pk/HAT 5

E-mail: hat@hec.gov.pk



  1. Someone said that , this time aggregate system will work for HAT. Is this true? How can we find our aggregate marks?

  2. what about result of post graduate scholarship for Balocjistan and fata?

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