NAT is the abbreviation of National Aptitude Test conducted by the National Testing Service. It is compulsory test for admissions of those universities which are associated with NAT. Students have to clear the NAT test of their subject group for taking admission in such universities. The result of the NAT test is valid for only one year and it is conducted every month. NAT test guide, NAT test preparation MCQs tips, paper pattern of NAT and passing strategies are given here.

NAT test is basically conducted in two categories,

- Category 1 (Candidates having 12 years of Education appear in category tests.)
- Category 2 (Candidates having 14 years of Education appears in category two tests.)

**Category 1 Test:**

Six types of test conduct in one test. It have total of 90 questions to attempt.

- NAT-IE (For students of Pre-Engineering Group).
- NAT-IM (For students of Pre-Medical Group).
- NAT-IA (For students of Arts Group).
- NAT-ICS (For students of Computer Science).
- NAT-IGS (For students of General Science).
- NAT-ICOM (For students of Commerce).

**Category Two tests:**

Five type of tests lie in category two tests. Category two tests have total of 100 questions to attempt.

- NAT-IIA (For students of Art & Social Sciences Group)
- NAT-IIB (For students of Biological Sciences Group)
- NAT-IIM (For students of Management Sciences Group)
- NAT-IIP (For students of Physical Sciences Group)
- NAT-IIO (For students of Oriental & Islamic Studies Group)

**NAT MCQs Test Preparation Tips:**

NAT test is a MCQs based paper. There are following 4 section of NAT test of both above mentioned categories.

- English
- Analytical
- Quantitative
- Subject

**English**

English is consist of five types of question

- Sentence completion (with appropriate option)
- Analogy (Relationship between pairs of words)
- Antonym (opposite words)
- Comprehension (answer of question by given paragraph)
- Synonym (Similar meaning words)

**Analytical:**

Candidates are supposed to select the correct option after analyzing the given statement, scenario or complex situation. It is judged for the analytical skills of students.

**Quantitative: **

This portion is consisting of three types of questions. The questions are simple but involve some tricks. Types of questions are in these forms.

- Arithmetic
- Algebra
- Geometry

**Subject:**

It is differ in all kinds of NAT test. In this section candidates are asked question about their key subjects in their last class. For example, students of FSC are asked the question of chemistry and physics while the students from commerce subjects are asked about accounts. For the preparation of this portion students should revise their course work.

## NTS NAT Test Preparation Solving Tips & Paper Pattern Guide Line

**NTS NAT Test Passing Strategies:**

As to attempt NAT test successfully requires special strategies so students should follow the following strategies to the pass NAT test easily.

- NTS examinations are time limited, so the students should not waste their time right from start of the paper to go through all of the questions.
- Questions are divided into parts e.g English, quantitative, qualitative. First select that part for which you feel yourself more confident regardless of order.
- Some question statements are tricky but not difficult in actual. Don’t be panic. Read them carefully and understand them with basic knowledge and present mind.
- Read each question at least two times before you encircle the answer.
- Don’t miss any question. You must check your answer sheet in last two minutes to label such missing and fill them.
- If you have confusion regarding a certain point (not picked so well), don’t leave it unanswered. Guess the most appropriate answer and encircle it because there is not negative marking.

**Format and Pattern of NAT Test:**

We are providing the format and pattern of NAT test for assistance of students. There 90 questions are asked in category 1 test and 100 questions are asked in category two test. In both tests students are given two hours (120 minutes). In both categories, equal numbers of question are asked in first 3 portions.

The Sample of the NAT test pattern is follow

**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 |

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