The Higher Education Commission (HEC) has released a Higher Education Aptitude test (HAT) which will be conducted by the Education Testing Council. This test is compulsory to attain Higher Education Commission scholarships and get admission in MS/MPhil programme in public as well as private universities. The deadline for the online registration is January 31, 2018, at This HAT results will be dureable for two years for all the applicants.

The applicants will be clear from a 100 percent grading system comprising 40 marks for quantitative reasoning, 30 marks for verbal reasoning, and 30 marks for analytical reasoning.

The HAT will be organized in four separate groups termed as HAT-1 for engineering and IT, HAT-2 for management science and business education, HAT-3 for arts and humanities and social sciences, and HAT-4 for agriculture and veterinary sciences, biological sciences, medical sciences and physical sciences.

The applicants have been guided to carefully select the correct HAT category according to their qualification. Also, they can choose their test center from the list that is available on the official website. The roll number slips will be issued to successful candidates through courier at the provided address and the same can also be downloaded from the e-portal after the completion of the due procedure.