IST Entry Test Pattern Merit Formula and Selection Procedure 2018

Institute of Space Technology, IST, Islamabad is Pakistan’s pioneer institute in the field of space sciences and technology. It is one of the few universities offering Aersopace Engineering, Avionics Engineering and Space Technology programs. The institute is run by Pakistan’s Space Commission, SUPARCO and its graduates also find good job opportunities in SUPARCO, Atomic Energy Commission and other related Government jobs.

IST Admission 2018

Institute of Space Technology, IST, Islamabad has announced undergraduate admissions for session 2018 for following Programs:

  • BS Aerospace Engineering
  • BS Avionics Engineering
  • BS Mechanical Engineering
  • BS Electrical Engineering
  • BS Space Sciences


Last date to apply for admission is June 30, 2018

For further details on admission how to apply, visit IST Admission 2018.


IST Last Merit 2017

For Closing merits of Institute of Space Technology visit IST Last Merit List 2017

IST Entry Test 2018

Admission in IST is based on merit. IST doesn’t conduct its own entry test. The results of following tests are accepted to apply for admission in undergraduate programs of IST:

a) NAT which is conducted by NTS
b) HAT which is conducted by ETC
c) SAT-II which is conducted by College Board

Applicants have an option to apply for admission in IST either on the basis of NAT or HAT or SAT II. Applicants can appear in any one of the above-mentioned tests and can use the higher score to apply for admission in IST i.e. if an applicant has obtained a higher score in NAT then he/she should apply on the basis of NAT. Likewise, if an applicant has a higher score in HAT or SAT II then he/she should apply on the basis of HAT or SAT II.

Further details related to NAT/ HAT/ SAT II are given below

NAT Acceptable Test Dates

Please note that NAT-1E is acceptable for admission in all undergraduate programs offered by IST whereas NAT-1CS is acceptable only for admission in BS Space Science.

The test is conducted by NTS in all major cities of Pakistan. Interested students are required to visit NTS website i.e. or contact NTS to get desired information related to the registration procedure for NAT-1E/NAT-1CS, test dates and centers etc.

The results of the NAT-1E/NAT-1CS tests taken from 1st July 2017 to 30th June 2018 are acceptable for admissions in semester Fall 2018.

HAT Acceptable Test Dates

HEC has established Education Testing Commission (ETC) to hold Higher Education Aptitude Test (HAT) for UG admissions.
Following HAT categories are applicable for admission in IST:
a.         HAT–UG–E: For all undergraduate programs
b.         HAT–UG–CS: For BS Space Science (ICS students only)
The results of the HAT-UG-E/ HAT-UG-CS tests announced/ available before June 30, 2018 are acceptable for admissions in Fall-2018 semester

IST Selection procedure / Merit Formula

Admission shall be granted absolutely on merit which will be determined on the basis of marks obtained in the following examinations, and according to the weightage mentioned against the respective examination:

For FSc Students:

SSC/ Equivalent 20%
FSc Part-1 40%


For A-Level Students:

SSC/ Equivalent 40%

Selection for Reserved Seats of Diploma Holders

Candidate for the reserved seats of DAE will be granted admission on the basis of merit and the weightage mentioned below:

SSC/ Equivalent 20%
DAE (Aggregate Marks) 50%

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