NAT Test guide and NAT Test preparation tips. Paper pattern of NAT Test of all types also given. Covering how to prepare for NTS NAT Test and get better score. To prepare for your NAT Test students first have to know what is NAT Test and what is its composition. These guidelines for the preparation of NAT Test will help to get to know what is NAT, what its paper pattern, how to prepare for the NAT Test and how to mark a good score in the NAT Test.
NTS (National Testing Service) is an organization which conducts various tests and NAT Test is one of them. NAT stands for National Aptitude Test. Basically this aptitude test is conducted for the admissions in NAT Associated Universities in various disciplines. A candidate can apply in all these colleges or universities for admissions on the basis of a single NAT Test result.
The result of NAT Test will be valid for only one year
NTS conducts about 10 to 11 NAT Tests in a year; a student can register for any of them. Moreover a student can take as many tests as he or she wants to improve his or her result.
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NAT Test is basically conducted in two categories
 Category 1 (Candidate having 12 years of Education appear in category one tests).
 Category 2 (Candidate having 14 years of Education appear in category two tests).
Category One Tests
Six types of tests lie in category one test. Category one tests have total of 90 questions to attempt.
 NATIE (Candidate having 12 years/equal Education in PreEngineering Group).
 NATIM (Candidate having 12 years/equal Education in PreMedical Group).
 NATIA (Candidate having 12 years/equal Education in Arts Group).
 NATICS (Candidate having 12 years/equal Education in Computer Science).
 NATIGS (Candidate having 12 years/equal Education in General Science).
 NATICOM (Candidate having 12 years/equal Education in Commerce).
Category Two tests
Five type of tests lie in category two tests. Category two tests have total of 100 questions to attempt.
 NATIIA (Having 14 years/equal Education in Art & Social Sciences Group)
 NATIIB (Having 14 years/equal Education in Biological Sciences Group)
 NATIIM (Having 14 years/equal Education in Management Sciences Group)
 NATIIP (Having 14 years/equal Education in Physical Sciences Group)
 NATIIO (Having 14 years/equal Education in Oriental & Islamic Studies Group)
NAT Test Composition
NAT Test is a MCQs (Multiple choice questions) based paper. NAT Tests of both categories are composed of four main sections as follows:
 English
 Analytical
 Quantitative
 Subject
English:
English portion contains five types of language questions
 Sentence Completion (Complete the sentence with correct and appropriate option)
 Analogy (Correct correspondence or relationship between pair of words)
 Antonym (Opposite meaning words)
 Comprehension (Attempt question by reading given paragraph)
 Synonym (Similar meaning words)
Analytical:
Analytical portion consist of two types of questions. Analytical questions are designed to test candidate’s analytical skills. Analytical Skills means the ability to analyze a given situation, scenario or statement. Candidate is given a scenario, statement or a situation in a form of a paragraph, tables or set of facts and he is asked on various aspects of it. Candidate may be asked solution to a problem or conclusion of a process or a tactic on given situation. Such questions demand a great deal of thinking and logical approach. In some of these questions candidate may also need the basic knowledge mathematics
 Scenario based
 Statement based
Quantitative:
Quantitative portion consist of three types of questions. Quantitative reasoning consists of questions which normally involve the basics of arithmetic (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, ratio and proportion, percentage), simple algebra and simple geometry.
These questions are though very simple but they involve some tricks which make them seem difficult. Usually there is some missing data in question which you need to solve that question. You have to first extract that hidden/missing data from the given data of question. Similarly in question of geometry you have to use brain to make an extra sketch for the given diagram or question which may help you solve the question easily. Students find these questions difficult because they directly apply the arithmetic rules on given data and don’t try to analyze the given data if some extra helpful data may also be extracted.
You should learn the simple concepts of arithmetic, algebra and geometry as well as the art of exploring the tricks of such questions. To solve such question you should have command on the simple concepts and formulas of mathematics, i.e. addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, ratio and proportion, percentage, formulae for areas of circle, triangle, quadrilateral etc., simple formulae and rules for algebra.
 Arithmetic
 Algebra
 Geometry
Subject:
The above given three portions are common in all types of NAT Tests while the fourth Subject portion consist questions according to the NAT Test type. For example NATIE type test is for PreEngineering group students hence the subject portion will contain question from Physics Chemistry and Mathematics. The whole detail about the other type’s subject portion is given below.
For the preparation of this portion of test you should revise your course work. The appropriate course work to revise is given in the paper pattern of the specific NAT Test.
NAT Test Preparation Book
Students can prepare themselves for the NAT test by selfstudy or by getting coaching from someone. If you are searching for the book to prepare the NAT test then it will be the good step for the preparation. The book recommended by NTS (National test Service) for the preparation of NAT Test is published by Dogar’s Brothers and is named as “NATIONAL APTITUDE TEST (NAT) by NATIONAL TESTING SERVICE PAKISTAN”.
NAT Test Sample Papers
We have also arranged the sample papers for all the NAT Test types for the students to get to know the NAT Test properly and prepare for their test. The sample papers contain the sample papers of the following test types:
 NATIE Sample Paper
 NATIM Sample Paper
 NATIA Sample Paper
 NATICS Sample Paper
 NATIGS Sample Paper
 NATICOM Sample Paper
 NATIIA Sample Paper
 NATIIB Sample Paper
 NATIIM Sample Paper
 NATIIP Sample Paper
 NATIIO Sample Paper
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NAT Test Paper Pattern
The paper pattern of NAT test will tell how many question of what weightage will appear in the NAT Test. Category 1 test type contains total 90 questions and time given to attempt the test is 120 minutes. Category 2 test types contain total 100 questions and the time given to attempt the test is 120 minutes. The number of questions of first three portions i.e. English, Analytical and Quantitative is same in all the Category 1 test types and Category 2 test types.
First three portions of Category 1 Test type
Topics 
No. of Questions 
Percentages 
A: English 
20 
22.2 
A1: Sentence Completion 
5 

A2: Analogy 
3 

A3: Antonym 
4 

A4: Comprehension 
5 

A5: Synonym 
3 

B: Analytical 
20 
22.2 
B1: Scenario Based 
12 

B2: Statements Based 
8 

C: Quantitative 
20 
22.2 
C1: Arithmetic 
13 

C2: Algebra 
4 

C3: Geometry 
3 
First three portions of Category 2 Test type
Topics 
No. of Questions 
Percentages 
A: English 
20 
20 
A1: Sentence Completion 
5 

A2: Analogy 
3 

A3: Antonym 
4 

A4: Comprehension 
5 

A5: Synonym 
3 

B: Analytical 
20 
20 
B1: Scenario Based 
12 

B2: Statements Based 
8 

C: Quantitative 
20 
20 
C1: Arithmetic 
13 

C2: Algebra 
4 

C3: Geometry 
3 
Now the subject portion of all NAT Test types is different from one another. The subject portion of different NAT Test types with their weightage percentages is given below.
NATIE (Education in PreEngineering Group)
Topics 
No. of Questions 
Percentages 
D: Subject (PreEngineering Group) 
30 
33.4 
D1: Physics 
10 

D2: Chemistry 
10 

D3: Mathematics 
10 
NATIM (Education in PreMedical Group)
Topics 
No. of Questions 
Percentages 
D: Subject (PreMedical Group) 
30 
33.4 
D1: Physics 
10 

D2: Chemistry 
10 

D3: Biology 
10 
NATIA (Education in Arts Group)
Topics 
No. of Questions 
Percentages 
D: Subject (Education in Arts Group) 
30 
33.4 
D1: Islamiyat 
10 

D2: Pakistan Studies 
10 

D3: General Knowledge 
5 

D4: Current Affairs 
5 
NATICS (Education in Computer Science Group)
Topics 
No. of Questions 
Percentages 
D: Subject (Education in Computer Science Group) 
30 
33.4 
D1: Physics 
10 

D2: Computer  
D2.1: Introduction to computer 
4 

D2.2: Programming Skills 
3 

D2.3: Fundamentals of database 
3 

D3: Mathematics 
10 
NATIGS (Education in General Science Group)
Topics 
No. of Questions 
Percentages 
D: Subject (Education in General Science Group) 
30 
33.4 
D1: Mathematics 
10 

D2: Statistics 
10 

D3: Economics 
10 
NATICOM (Education in Commerce Group)
Topics 
No. of Questions 
Percentages 
D: Subject (Education in Commerce Group) 
30 
33.4 
D1: Accounting 
10 

D2: Commerce 
10 

D3: Economics 
10 
NATIIA (Art & Social Science Group)
Topics 
No. of Questions 
Percentages 
D: Subject (Art & Social Science Group) 
40 
40 
D1: Islamiyat 
10 

D2: Pakistan Studies 
10 

D3: General Knowledge 
10 

D4: Current Affairs 
10 
NATIIB (Biological Sciences Group)
Topics 
No. of Questions 
Percentages 
D: Subject (Biological Sciences Group) 
40 
40 
D1: Botany  
D1.1: Plant Physiology 
2 

D1.2: Taxonomy 
3 

D1.3: Environment 
2 

D1.4: Genetics 
2 

D1.5: Ecology 
2 

D1.6: Algae / Fungi 
3 

D1.7: Bryophytes / Ptrediophyte 
3 

D1.8: Angiosperm / Gymnosperm 
3 

D2: Zoology  
D2.1: Vertebrates 
10 

D2.2: Invertebrates 
10 
NATIIM (Management Sciences Group)
Topics 
No. of Questions 
Percentages 
D: Subject (Management Sciences Group) 
40 
40 
D1: Islamiyat 
5 

D2: Pakistan Studies 
5 

D3: Business Environment (General) 
10 

D4: Pakistan Economy (Basic) 
5 

D5: Management (Basic) 
10 

D6: Banking (General) 
5 
NATIIP (Physical Sciences Group)
Topics 
No. of Questions 
Percentages 
D: Subject (Physical Sciences Group) 
40 
40 
D1: Mechanics 
10 

D2: Electricity & Magnetism 
10 

D3: Waves & Oscillation 
5 

D4: Modern Physics / Electronics 
10 

D5: Heat & Thermodynamics 
5 
NATIIO (Oriental & Islamic Studies Group)
Topics 
No. of Questions 
Percentages 
D: Subject (Oriental & Islamic Studies Group) 
40 
40 
D1: Islamic History 
13 

D2: Comparison of Religions 
13 

D3: Sources of Islamic Religion / Quran & Hadith 
14 
NAT Test Registration
To appear in the NAT Test students have to register themselves for the test. There are approximately 11 NAT tests conducted by NTS every year, students can appear in any of them and can also take the test more than one time to get better score. For details about the registration procedure, registration dates and registration forms follow the link given below.
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NAT Test Day Instructions and Tips
Below given are some tips and instruction for the NAT Test
 Reach the test center before the reporting time. No candidate will be admitted in the test center after specified time.
 Bring your roll number slip and CNIC (if convenient) to the test center. Without the roll number slip no candidate will be entertained for the test.
 Each question booklet will be sealed and opened by the candidates at the start of test. Do not break the seal till the test starts.
 Shading / filling of two answers against single question is wrong. It will be marked ZERO.
 Over writing and cutting near answer circle or anywhere on answer sheet will distract the readability and may be marked ZERO in the specific answer circle.
 Only use Blue or Black Ball pen to shade / fill the circles.
 Do not bring any other stationary item including rough / extra sheets as two blank sheets for rough work are placed inside the question booklet.
 Use of any other material that is not provided by NTS will be illegal and subject to disciplinary action.
 Do not write anything on question booklet except your Name, Roll number and Sign on the front title of question booklet before attempting the questions.
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