ECAT Prepartion Guide

ECAT is abbreviation of Engineering College Admission Test. Every Year 50,000+ Students appear for this test. It is considered a very important test for an engineering student. The purpose of the Entry Test is to check the competency/ skill level attained by the candidates during the Intermediate level studies.

Subject Weightage:

English: 10 MCQs
The candidate will choose either Chemistry or Statistics or Computer. Kindly note that Chemistry is compulsory for candidates with Pre-engineering or DAE backgrounds. Candidates choosing Computer Science or Statistics must have the requisite subject combination in Intermediate and will only be eligible to apply in restricted programs as stated in the prospectus of Engineering Universities.

Marks Division:

The Entry Test has a total of 100 questions divided into four portions. There are (+4) marks for correct answer and (-1) mark for wrong answer. Maximum marks as such are 400.
There are four versions of the Entry Test. All four versions have the same set of questions; however, the sequence of compulsory subjects, multiple choice options and sequence of questions in each version is different.
Article Author Details
Author: Muhammad Moaz Sarwar
University: Nust (SEECS)


Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Computer Science and Statistics questions have been set from the syllabus of Intermediate. Efforts have been made to set the questions from those topics of Intermediate that are common to 'A' level British System syllabus.
The 10 questions of English portion have 5 questions of English comprehension and 5 questions of Synonyms. In English comprehension, the candidates are given a paragraph to read and answer related questions.
I have written some points about Preparation according to My personal experience:
1.    Focus Your Book.
2.    Do not use Preparatory Book for Mathematics. But you should prepare your F.Sc. Book.
3.    Physics examples and numerical are very important.
4.    Formulas should be on your Finger Tips.
5.    Chemistry is Cramming. Do it very well.

See also the Chart below:

How to Apply for ECAT:

1. Register yourself using CNIC number and a password of your choice. In case of age less than   18 years, CNIC number can be obtained from B-FORM. During registration process, a Tracking No. will be automatically generated on the page.
2. Remember your password which will be used for future logins.
3. Select your Intermediate subject combination.
4. Complete your personal information. You should enter the information exactly as it appears on your matriculation/O-level certificate.
5. Before you Save your personal information, be sure that you have entered all information correctly. After saving the personal information, you cannot further edit your information. If you need to edit the information, you have to register again.
6. Once you have saved the personal information, take a printout of your application form by clicking on “Print Application Form” button. You need Acrobat Reader installed on your computer before you can print.
7. The Entry Test Fee should be deposited in the University of Engineering & Technology, Lahore or a recommended account by university.

Note: Further details can be checked at and further information can be asked at these numbers: Ph. # +92 42 99029452, 99029216, 99029470

ECAT Test Preparation Institutes in Pakistan:

According to my Experience, Self-Study is the Key Success. However, Punjab College is the Best Institution for Entry Test Preparation. Kips is also good but it is really tough. Some others are given below.
1.    The Star Institute
2.    KIPS Academy
3.    Students' Inn Academy
4.    Punjab College

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