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Engineering College Admission Test (ECAT) is a test conducted in the Punjab, Pakistan each year for admission in BE/BS/BSc Engineering degree. ECAT is conducted by the University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore. It was started in 1998 on the initiative of then Chief Minister Punjab Mian Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif to counter cheating in the examinations at that time. Each year some 45000 students attempt this test while there are some 3000 seats in public sector engineering institutions of the Punjab. ECAT is a pre-requisite for admission in the University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore and its affiliated institutions and all other public sector engineering institutions in the Punjab. Some private institutions also require ECAT as a pre-requisite.

Maths/Biology: 30%

Physics: 30%

Chemistry/Computer: 30%

English: 10%


Total MCQs: 100


Each MCQ Marks: 4 Marks


Negative marking: -1

Candidates with the following qualifications can apply:

Inter Pre-engineering or equivalent foreign certification

Intermediate with Physics & Maths with CS or Statistics as 3rd subject or equivalent foreign degree.

Intermediate premedical or equivalent foreign degree.