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If you plan on continuing your education after intermediate from within Pakistan, the best bet would be to give the Undergraduate Studies Admission Test (USAT). The Higher Education Commission HEC has announced the registration process for the test as well as its last date.

Before we get to discussing the last date of registration, let’s look at the application process and the streams you can select from.

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How to apply with HEC?

To apply, you will have to go to the HEC portal and log on to your account. First, if you haven’t already done so, complete your profile. After that, select the Undergraduate Studies Admission Test on the left of the portal. Your application will open. Fill it out and click submit.

Make sure to click submit. Just in case, do check that the status of that particular application is set as ‘submitted’ on the dashboard because HEC will not consider saved or incomplete applications.

You will also have to deposit PKR 1,200 in HEC’s account number provided. The paid challan needs to be sent to HEC Islamabad.

Academic streams

Another question that arises in students’ minds is which stream this test is for. Considering most people choose two or three mainstream disciplines in Pakistan, are those the only ones, students can appear for?

The answer is no. They can choose the stream they want to sit for. The streams available include Pre-Engineering, Pre-Medical, Art & Humanities, Computer Science, General Science, and Commerce.

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Once the students receive their scorecard, they can submit it to all the universities that accept it to judge the student’s profile. Of course, if required by the university, the students may have to sit in the university’s admission test as well.

Of course, that led to some students raising an important question. They said that if universities are going to conduct their own tests then what exactly is the need for this one.

That said since the mechanism for the test exists, maybe the authorities will try to perfect it further just like how they have perfected other facilities.

Last date

The registration process has already started and the last date is set to be December 27th, 2021. Once the process completes, the test will take place on January 9th. Until then, study away and excel at the test.

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