ECAT 2020 will be paperless

ECAT 2020 will be conducted as a paperless exam by University of Engineering & Technology (UET) this year. The decision has been finalized in a meeting held at UET Lahore’s Vice Chancellor’s office. A memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed by VC UET Prof.Dr. Syed Mansoor Sarwar and VC Virtual University of Pakistan (VUP) Mr. Naeem Tariq. It has been announced that ECAT 2020 will be conducted as a computer based test in all across Punjab under auspices of UET Lahore. VUP will collaborate to provide state-of-the-art computer labs across the region for successful execution of first paperless ECAT in the year 2020.

What is UET ECAT?

Engineering Colleges Admission Test aka UET ECAT is conducted once each year by UET for admission in various engineering institutes of Punjab. Other then main campus and sub campuses of UET itself, test score is considered valid and accepted as a standard by various renowned private and public sector engineering universities and colleges of Pakistan. Test score is combined with the F.Sc. marks to calculate the aggregate score which is then used to compute merit for admission. You can calculate your aggregate score with expected or obtained F.Sc. and entry test marks with this ECAT 2020 merit calculator.

ECAT 2020 expected dates

ECAT is expected in the second or third week of July this year. Registration applications for which will most probably be started from the start of June.


ECAT applicant must has a minimum score of 60% marks in F.Sc/ ICS / DAE / B.Sc / B.Tech (excluding NCC, Sports and Hafiz-e-Quran). 20 marks are added to the final academic score in HSSC (or equivalent examination) of an applicant who is Hafiz-e-Quran after the verification from a committee. Applicant should appear the in test for the particular academic year. Detailed criteria is given below.

Subjects Disciplines Eligible For
Physics, Maths. &
All Engineering and other disciplines
Intermediate Physics, Maths. &
Computer Science, Computer
Engineering, City & Regional Planning, Architecture, Product & Industrial Design.
Intermediate Physics, Maths. &
Computer Science, City & Regional Planning, Architecture,
Product & Industrial Design.
Physics, Chemistry &
with Maths.
All Engineering and other disciplines.
DAE Relevant Subjects Relevant Engineering disciplines

List of eligible equivalent examinations is following.

  • Cambridge Certification in relevant subjects.
  • American High School (Grade 12) in relevant subjects.
  • British General Certificate of Education (Advanced Level) in relevant subjects.

ECAT 2020 exam pattern

Subjects No. of MCQs
Mathematics 30
Physics 30
Chemistry 30
English 10

For Further Details

For further details and questions please visit the official website and reach official contacts.



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