Full List of Universities Require GAT Test

Basically, GAT test is acceptable to all universities in Pakistan. The Graduate Assessment Test (GAT) is widely accepted by universities across Pakistan as a standardized evaluation tool for admission into various academic programs, including Master of Science (MS), Master of Business Administration (MBA), Master of Philosophy (MPhil), and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) programs. In other words, all Pakistani universities require GAT test. It serves as a common benchmark to assess the aptitude and potential of candidates seeking higher education, ensuring a fair and standardized basis for admission consideration across a diverse range of disciplines and institutions throughout the country.

GAT becomes a mandatory exam by Higher Education Comission (HEC) for applying to any Pakistani university. However, some list of universities require GAT test and they are also associated with National Testing Service (NTS). Based on different province, below is a complete list of all NTS associated universities where GAT test is mandatory for admissions in MPhil or PhD programs.


NTS Associated Universities Require GAT Test

Here is a list of universities in Pakistan associated with the Graduate Assessment Test (GAT) organized by the National Testing Services (NTS) by province:

Punjab & Islamabad

  1. Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad
  2. Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS), Lahore
  3. National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST)
  4. Pakistan Institute of Engineering and Applied Sciences (PIEAS), Islamabad
  5. University of the Punjab, Lahore
  6. COMSATS Institute of Information Technology (CIIT) [All Campuses]
  7. Virtual University of Pakistan (All Campuses)
  8. Punjab University College of Information Technology (PUCIT)
  9. University of Engineering and Technology (UET), Lahore
  10. University of the Punjab, Gujranwala Campus
  11. Information Technology University (ITU), Lahore
  12. Bahria University, Islamabad
  13. Capital University of Science & Technology, Islamabad
  14. Fatima Jinnah Women University, Rawalpindi
  15. Foundation University (all campuses)
  16. GIFT University, Gujranwala
  17. Government College University, Lahore
  18. HITEC University, Taxila
  19. Institute of Southern Punjab, Multan
  20. Institute of Space Technology, Islamabad (IST)
  21. International Islamic University (IIU), Islamabad
  22. Kinnaird College for Women, Lahore
  23. Lahore Leads University, Lahore
  24. Minhaj University, Lahore
  25. National College of Business Administration & Economics (All Campuses)
  26. National Defense University, Islamabad (NDU)
  27. National University of Computer & Emerging Sciences (FAST)(All Campuses)
  28. Pir Mehar Ali Shah Arid Agriculture University, Rawalpindi
  29. Riphah International University, Islamabad
  30. Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto Medical University, Islamabad
  31. The Superior College, Lahore
  32. University of Management and Technology (UMT), Lahore
  33. University of South Asia (All Campuses)


  1. Aga Khan University, Karachi
  2. Institute of Business Administration (IBA), Karachi
  3. NED University of Engineering and Technology, Karachi
  4. Sindh Madressatul Islam University (SMIU), Karachi
  5. Shah Abdul Latif University, Khairpur
  6. University of Sindh, Jamshoro
  7. Mehran University of Engineering and Technology (MUET), Jamshoro
  8. Liaquat University of Medical and Health Sciences (LUMHS), Jamshoro
  9. Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto Medical University (SMBBMU), Larkana
  10. Dow University of Health Sciences, Karachi
  11. University of Karachi, Karachi
  12. Karachi Institute of Economics and Technology (KIET)
  13. NED University of Engineering and Technology, Karachi
  14. Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto Institute of Science and Technology (SZABIST), Karachi

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP)

  1. University of Peshawar
  2. Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute of Engineering Sciences and Technology (GIKI), Topi
  3. University of Engineering and Technology (UET), Peshawar
  4. Islamia College University, Peshawar
  5. Abasyn University, Peshawar
  6. Kohat University of Science and Technology (KUST), Kohat
  7. Hazara University, Mansehra
  8. Abdul Wali Khan University, Mardan
  9. Gomal University, Dera Ismail Khan
  10. Institute of Management Science, Peshawar (IMS)
  11. Qurtaba University of Science and Information Technology, Peshawar
  12. Sarhad University of Science & Information Technology Peshawar
  13. Shaheed Benazir Bhutto University, Sheringal, Dir
  14. University of Science & Technology Bannu


  1. University of Balochistan, Quetta
  2. Balochistan University of Information Technology, Engineering and Management Sciences (BUITEMS), Quetta
  3. Lasbela University of Agriculture, Water and Marine Sciences, Lasbela
  4. University of Turbat, Turbat
  5. University of Loralai, Loralai

Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK)

  1. University of Azad Jammu & Kashmir, Muzaffarabad

Gilgit-Baltistan (GB)

  1. Karakoram International University (KIU), Gilgit


It’s important to note that the list of universities affiliated with the GAT may undergo alterations over time. Therefore, before submitting your application, it’s advisable to verify with the respective university whether they administer their own admission examinations. In many cases, these university-specific exams follow a format similar to the GAT but may be comparatively less challenging.

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