FAST NUCES

OVERVIEW

National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences (NUCES), commonly known as FAST, is one of the leading universities of Pakistan.The university has the honour of being the first multi-campus university of Pakistan.It was established on 1st july 2000.The university has five modern campuses at Islamabad, Karachi, Lahore, Peshawar and Chiniot-Faisalabad.

Research wings of the university are well-recognised nationally and internationally.

PROGRAMS OFFERED

ISLAMABAD CAMPUS
  • BBA
  • BS (Accounting and Finance)
  • BS (Artificial Intelligence)
  • BS (Business Analytics)
  • BS (Computer Science)
  • BS (Cyber Security)
  • BS (Data Science)
  • BS (Electrical Engineering)
  • BS (Internet of Things)
  • BS (Robotics)
  • BS (Software Engineering)
KARACHI CAMPUS
  • BS (Artificial Intelligence)
  • BS (Business Analytics)
  • BS (Computer Science)
  • BS (Cyber Security)
  • BS (Electrical Engineering)
  • BS (Internet of Things)
  • BS (Robotics)
  • BS (Software Engineering)
LAHORE CAMPUS
  • BBA
  • BS (Accounting and Finance)
  • BS (Business Analytics)
  • BS (Civil Engineering)
  • BS (Computer Science)
  • BS (Data Science)
  • BS (Electrical Engineering)
  • BS (Internet of Things)
  • BS (Robotics)
  • BS (Software Engineering)
CHINIOT-FAISALABAD CAMPUS
  • BBA
  • BS (Artificial Intelligence)
  • BS (Business Analytics)
  • BS (Computer Science)
  • BS (Electrical Engineering)
  • BS (Internet of Things)
  • BS (Robotics)
  • BS (Software Engineering)
PESHAWAR CAMPUS
  • BS (Artificial Intelligence)
  • BS (Computer Science)
  • BS (Electrical Engineering)
  • BS (Internet of Things)
  • BS (Robotics)
  • BS (Software Engineering)
PROGRAMS OFFERED IN MASTERS
  • Master of Business Administration
  • MS (Applied Linguistics)
  • MS (Artificial Intelligence)
  • MS (Business Analytics)
  • MS (Civil Engineering)
  • MS (Computer Networks and Security)
  • MS (Computer Science)
  • MS (Data Science)
  • MS (Electrical Engineering)
  • MS (Management Sciences)
  • MS (Mathematics)
  • MS (Software Engineering)
  • MS (Software Project Management)  

FEE STRUCTURE

All Students have to pay Rs.20000 in the first semester as Admission Fee. Moreover, Security Deposit is Rs.20,000 and Tuition Fee is divided according to the credit hours. The first-semester fee of Undergraduate Programs is nearly Rs.2 lacs and for other semesters it is almost Rs.1.5 lacs. The fee structure per credit hour for NUCES-FAST University Admissions 2021 is given below

Programs

Islamabad & Lahore Campus

Karachi & Faisalabad Campus

Peshawar Campus

BBA/BS (A&F)

Rs.8500

Rs.7500

N/A

BS (Computing)

Rs.8500

Rs.8000

Rs.7500

BS (Engineering)

Rs.8500

Rs.7500

Rs.7500

MBA/MS

Rs.8000

Rs.8000

Rs.8000

PhD

Rs.8000

Rs.8000

Rs.8000

ACCOMODATION

NUCES-FAST does not provide accommodation in any of its campuses.

ADMISSION PROCESS

Admissions are usually announced in May/June and the tests take place in June/July.
FAST University admission process is online and applications from a courier or by hand are not entertained. For applying online for NUCES-FAST University Admissions(Fall), follow these steps;

  • Go to the admissions website and create a new account
  • Fill all the information
  • Cross check all the information
  • Print out the Challan form and submit it in any branch of Faisal Bank
  • After verification of the fee after 2-3 days you will have to select a date.
  • After scheduling candidates can print their Admit Cards.
  • Application processing fee of Rs. 1500 is payable by all applicants  including those who are seeking admissions on the basis of NTS (NAT and GAT)Test
  • If an applicant wants to take more than one Admission Test, then an Additional Fee of Rs 500 is payable for each additional Admission Test. [For example, for taking both the BBA and the BS tests, or for taking both the MS (CS) and MS (SPM) tests.]

NOTE: Information on various Admission Tests is available on the University’s admission web-site admissions.nu.edu.pk

Subject weightage in the Admission Test:

Engineering Test:

  • English: 10%
  • Analytical Skills & IQ: 20%
  • Basic Math: 10%
  • Adv. Math: 40%
  • Physics: 20%

CS TEST:

  • English: 10%
  • Analytical Skills & IQ: 20%
  • Basic Math: 20%
  • Adv. Math: 50%

ELIGIBILITY

BS(Civil Engineering/Electrical Engineering)

  • At least 60% marks in SSC(Matric) or an equivalent examination AND
  • At least 60% marks in HSSC (Pre-Engineering) or an equivalent examination

Admission on the basis of NTS-NAT Marks

  • Selection is based on marks obtained in NTS NAT-IE.
  • Cut-off marks to be determined by the University.

Admission on the basis of NU Admission Test

  • Merit List is prepared by assigning 50% weight to marks obtained in Intermediate (part-I) (or an equivalent exam) AND
  • 50% weight is assigned to the score obtained in NU Admission Test.
  • In case, Intermediate result is not available, Matriculation marks are used and multiplied by a factor of 0.9 (to equate it to average Intermediate marks).

Admission on the basis of SAT score

  • Combined score of 1,500 or more in the SAT-I examination AND
  • At least 550 in the SAT-II (Math Level IIC) examination.

The online admission test is taken on a computer. Each candidate is given a different set of questions. The sections of a test (English, Analytical skills, Math etc) appear in a random sequence. Moreover, questions related to different topics also appear before the candidate in a random sequence. In each section, a candidate can move forward and backwards to review the responses selected. The candidate can change his or her response to any question within the current section.

Each section of the admission test has a fixed duration. Each section is timed independently and time saved in one section is not carried forward to the next section. At the end of the test, a summary of the results is displayed on screen. The duration of the Online Admission Test is two hours.

PREPARATION TIPS

  • First of all your fsc concepts should be cleared as it is one of the basic requirements of any pre-admission test.
  • For the preparation of advanced maths and physics you can prepare your notes from PTB books and for practice of these particular portions KIPS,STEP ,NEARPEER and STAR academy prep books are quite helpful.
  • For basic maths you should be acquainted with the textbooks of 9th and 10th class and for practice of this portion you have to solve past papers of NTS, as the past papers will give you an idea about the difficulty level. If you want to practice more, then we found the STEP NTS prep book helpful in this regard.
  • Although not a lot can be predicted about the English test , we think a student with basic English skills and a good vocabulary should have no problems in the test. 
  • The portions of Analytical reasoning and IQ are quite easy and many youtube channels are available for their preparation. You can also find various prep books for practice e.g. KIPS,STEP,IBAGRADS and ANEES HUSSAIN.

On the whole, the test is not as difficult as it is considered but due to negative marking you have to be careful while marking your answers.In this way you’ll be able to achieve a great score which will help you to secure your admission in the desired field. 

EXAM DAY TIPS

  • Take 7-8 hours of sleep the night before the test.
  • Try to calm your nerves,despite panic.
  • Time management is very important so make sure how you are utilizing the time especially because time saved from one section is not carried forward to the other..
  • Don’t panic if you are not able to solve a particular mcq just leave it for the time being and try to solve it after completing your test but do make sure that you are not guesstimating (as there is negative marking)so it would be better to leave a question if you are not sure about it.

Compiled by:

Ayesha Azhar