COMSATS University Islamabad (CUI)

Introduction

Previously known as CIIT, CUI is one of the top IT universities in Pakistan. Ranked # 4 in QS General University Ranking in Pakistan and ranked # 146 in Asia. 

COMSATS has a great name in the tech and computer industry.

Location

The main campus of the university is located at Park Road, Tarlai Kalan,

Islamabad, Pakistan.

It has 6 sub-campuses located in :

  • Lahore
  • Sahiwal 
  • Abbottabad
  • Wah 
  • Attock
  • Vehari

Programs Offered

Islamabad Campus
  • BS – Accounting & Finance
  • BS – Bioinformatics
  • BS – Bioscience
  • BS – Business Administration
  • BS – Computer Engineering
  • BS – Computer Science
  • BS – Economics
  • BS – Electronics
  • BS – Electrical Engineering
  • BS – Electrical Electronics Engineering
  • BS – Mathematics
  • BS – Physics
  • BS – Psychology
  • BS – Software Engineering
  • BS – English
  • BS – Data Science
  • BS – Artificial Intelligence
  • BS – Cyber Security
  • Bachelor of Architecture
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts
  • Bachelor of Design

To see the complete list of programs offered at all campuses COMSATS, visit their website via this link.

Click Here! 

Campus Facilities

  • Spacious lecture theaters
  • 50 Laboratories
  • More than 1100 Computers
  • Major well equipped Labs of
  •    Electronics
  •    Bioscience
  •    Microprocessor
  •    VLSI and DSP
  • Research Centers
  • Workshops
  • Library
  • Outdoor and indoor sports facility
  • Medical Centre
  • Societies and clubs for co-curricular activities
  • In-campus parking
  • In-campus Cafeteria
  • Transport facility

Accommodation

CUI Islamabad campus does not have on-campus dormitories so it arranges private hostels outside the campus, for the students who are willing to avail them.

The various hostels are of economical rates and provide different packages according to one’s need.

For other campuses, some of them offer on-campus residence, you can refer to their specific websites.

Fee Structure

 
Fee structure for Islamabad Campus

Programs Offered

Semester Fee

  Admission Fee

    Total Fee

BS-Accounting & Finance

100,325

22,000

122,325

BS-Architecture

116,075

22,000

138,075

BS-Artificial Intelligence

100,325

22,000

122,325

BS-Bioinformatics

100,325

22,000

122,325

BS-Bioscience

100,325

22,000

122,325

BS-Business Administration

100,325

22,000

122,335

BS-Computer Engineering

116,075

22,000

138,075

BS-Computer Science

100,325

22,000

122,325

BS-Cyber Security

100,325

22,000

122,325

BS-Data Sciences

100,325

22,000

122,325

BS-Design

116,075

22,000

138,075

BS-Economics

100,325

22,000

122,325

BS-Electrical Electronics Engineering

116,075

22,000

138,075

BS-Electrical Engineering

116,075

22,000

138,075

BS-Electronics

100,325

22,000

122,325

BS-English

100,325

22,000

122,325

BS-Fine Arts

116,075

22,000

138,075

BS-Mathematics and BS-Physics

100,325

22,000

122,325

BS-Psychology and BS-Computer Engineering (non-engineering)

100,325

22,000

122,325

To see the fee structure of other campuses follow the respective links given below:

Admission Process

  • The admission process for CUI is very simple. All you have to do is register to the CUI admission portal at the given link: https://admissions.comsats.edu.pk/
  • CUI admissions portal is universal for all campuses. So, you will have to choose from among the campuses to which you want to apply.
  • After completing your registration, you will have to complete the candidate profile by giving your personal and educational details. 
  • You will be asked to give your residential address and entry test details. 
  • CUI accepts only NAT conducted by NTS or an aptitude test conducted by CUI itself, according to the pattern of NTS NAT, both entry tests are conducted every month and for both, you will have to apply through NTS. 
  • You can take the test any month before the applications’ last date and you can also retake the test to improve your performance and give the better one for application.
  • After completing all these details you will have to choose five different programs of interest and you will be given admission as per your choice priority and merit position in all programs.
  • The application fee is RS-2500 as of recently, and in this fee, you can apply for 5 different programs on one campus. 
  • The fees are subject to change as per university policy.
  • When your application is accessed you will receive a confirmation email from COMSATS.
  • There may not be a display of merit lists, but you will be notified through email and SMS once you are selected. 

Important Dates

Because of the global outspread of COVID-19, and the situation of pandemic in the country, application dates are not constant and they are decided as per government guidelines. To check updated dates keep visiting CUI main website.

https://www.comsats.edu.pk

Eligibility Criteria

  • For all engineering programs and architecture program

 Minimum 60% marks in Intermediate

  • For all other degree programs

 Minimum 50% marks in Intermediate.

NAT Preparation Tips

NAT is an MCQs based test with 4 following sections:

  • English
  • Analytical
  • Quantitative
  • Subject

Each MCQ has 4 different options given (a, b, c and d) and there is an additional option “e” in case if no option is correct in your opinion.

Important Note: Calculators are not allowed

English

This section consists of 5 types of questions.

  • Sentence Completion
  • Analogy
  • Antonyms
  • Synonyms
  • Comprehension

Analytical

This section judges the analytical skills of the candidate. It consists of 2 types of questions.

  • Statement based
  • Scenario-based

Quantitative

Questions of this section are simple but involve some tricks. This portion consists of three types of questions.

  • Arithmetic
  • Algebraic
  • Geometry

Subject

This section is different for all NAT tests, in this section candidates are asked questions relevant to his or her key subjects in Intermediate qualification, for FSC Pre Engineering students, subjects are Math, Physics and Chemistry, and for Pre Medical students, subjects are Biology, Chemistry, and Physics.

Likewise, it is for all combinations.

NAT Paper Pattern

There are a total of 90 questions in the test, which are to be attempted in 120 minutes.

The number of questions and time is the same for all types of NAT.

A paper distribution table is given below for Pre Engineering subjects, the table is the same for all combinations, only it differs in the subject section, where the marks and number of questions are the same but the subjects will be according to your selected choice.

          TOPICS

  NO. OF QUESTIONS

        PERCENTAGE

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: Statement Based

              8

 

C: Quantitative

              20

              22.2    

C1: Arithmetic

              13

 

C2: Algebra

              4   

 

C3: Geometry

              3

 

D: Subject

              30

              33.4

D1: Physics 

              10

 

D2: Chemistry

              10

 

D3: Maths

              10

 

    TOTAL

              90

                100

Test Day Instructions

  • Question booklets will be of 5 different colors.
  • Candidates around you will have different colored booklets (will have different questions).
  • You will be given a separate bubble sheet for answer filling, containing five options.
  • You will have to completely shade the correct bubble with dark blue or black ink or else it will be marked ZERO.
  • Don’t waste your time asking any questions, because they don’t know anything.
  • In case of any erroneous questions, the checking system will adjust the marks accordingly.
  • As you will have limited time, so don’t waste any time on one question
  • Read every question at least twice to understand it completely
  • Any question that seems difficult, leave it and move forward
  • Once you complete all questions then start over and go through unattempted questions
  • There is no negative marking, if you feel any difficulty then mark the option closest to answer
  • Leave 10 to 15 minutes for the shading of the answer sheet.
  • You can only use the last pages of the question booklet for rough use
  • No other stationary material is required and allowed
  • Question booklets will also be collected at the end of the test so, don’t tear it or write anything else.
  • For scenario-based and statement-based questions, it is better that you draw a rough sketch and then use it to answer questions.
  • For the Analogical part of the English section, to understand a relation between the pair of words, it is better you write a sentence using both words and then put every pair from the option and see which pair suits you well.

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