ECAT (Engineering Colleges Admission Test) is an MCQ’s based exam that is a compulsory option to be taken by candidates who want to take admission in Engineering Universities in Punjab. Our course pack is devised to connect critical and analytical skills to ace the exam. Every year UET (University of Engineering & Technology) manages the ECAT exam for engineering students. This entrance test is now mandatory for admission in the undergraduate engineering/technology programs of public/private engineering institutions of the Punjab.

This year this test has become compulsory for all the public & private sector institutes of Punjab.

STEP Courses Syllabus:

  • 36 Lectures +36 Tests+ 2 FLP’s + 7 Cumulative tests & Follow-up Discussion


Combination 1
(Pre -Engineering)
Combination 2
Combination 3
(I.C.S – Stats)
Combination 4
MCQs` Distribution
Physics Physics Physics Physics 30
Mathematics Mathematics Mathematics Biology 30
English English English English 30
Chemistry Computer Statistics Chemistry 10
Total No of MCQs` 100
  • Test will be of intermediate level.
  • Total marks = 400
  • Each question carry 4 marks (if correct).
  • Each question will have minus 1 mark (if incorrect).
  • TEST TIME: 100 minutes (1 hour 40 minutes)
  • PASSING MARKS: 33% (132 marks)

Note: Students who secured less than 132 marks are not eligible for admissions.

Eligibility Criteria

  • He should have earned at least 60% marks in Intermediate/DAE or equivalent foreign qualification examination excluding sports and Hafiz-e-Quran marks.
  • He should have appeared and passed the Entry Test by securing at least 33%, arranged by this University for that academic session in which he seeks admission.
  • His subject combination in the Entrance Test must be same as his intermediate (or equivalent) subject combination because he will be considered for admission in the prescribed disciplines relevant to his subject combination only. This restriction does not apply to DAE qualified candidates.
  • In case the candidate seeks admission based on B.Sc. Engineering Technology or equivalent degree, he should have obtained (or expect to obtain) at least 60% marks, in case of annual system, or a CGPA of 2.5 out of 4.0, in case of semester system.
  • He should be a bonafide resident of the area from where he seeks admission.
  • He should meet standards of physique and eyesight laid down in the medical certificate.


Candidates having either one of the following subject combinations in their intermediate or equivalent are eligible to apply for admission in programs listed alongside each combination:

Subject Combinations in Intermediate / equivalent qualification Programs for which Eligible
Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry All programs offered at UET
Mathematics, Physics, Computer Science Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Software Engineering, Architecture, City and Regional Planning (CRP), Product and Industrial Design (PID), Mathematics, Physics, BBA, BBIT, Energy Systems and Management
Mathematics, Physics, Statistics Architecture, City and Regional Planning (CRP), Product and Industrial Design (PID), Mathematics, Physics, BBA, BBIT, Energy Systems and Management
Biology, Physics, Chemistry Biomedical Engineering, Chemistry, Physics, Environmental Science, Food Science and Technology, BBA, BBIT, Energy Systems and Management
Intermediate or equivalent subject combinations other than the above BBA, BBIT


Since admission will be offered before declaration of the Intermediate Examination Part-II (or Equivalent) result the following condition will apply:

Admission of candidates, who are unable to earn 60°/o or above in their B.Sc. Engineering Technology degree or Intermediate and equivalent qualification (such as A-level equivalence by IBCC) or DAE, will be cancelled and their dues will be reimbursed in full without deduction.


There is no age restriction for seeking admission to any bachelor’s degree course at the University. Male, female and transgender persons are eligible to apply for all seats.


In case of Intermediate stream weight in merit aggregate
Entrance Test (ET) Percentage Marks 33%
First Year Percentage Marks 50%
Matric Percentage Marks 17%


In case of diploma holders weight in merit aggregate
ET Percentage Marks 33%
Sum of First- and Second-Years Percentage Marks 67%


In case of B.Sc. Engineering Technology or equivalent degree holders weight in merit aggregate
ET Percentage Marks 33%
7 semesters CGPA if degree is not yet complete 67%


In case of foreign qualification weight in merit aggregate
ET Percentage Marks 33%
Marks earned in 11th Class (“O” level or equivalent) 67%
ECAT – Entry Test is not required for admission in the following programs:
  • Bachelors in Business Administration, Bachelors in Business and Information Technology, Bachelors in Environmental Science, B.S. in Chemistry, B.S. in Mathematics, B.S. in Physics, B.Sc. Energy Systems and Management and B.Sc. in Food Science and Technology.
  • The merit will be determined by the results in the matric and first-year intermediate (or equivalent) examinations with 25% and 75% weights, respectively.
  • The intermediate or equivalent examination criterion is the same as in the above cases.


  • In case the candidate has already completed his/her intermediate or equivalent qualification, their Part-I result would be used in computation of Aggregate.
  • In case of foreign qualification, letter grade will be converted to marks by IBCC formula. IBCC equivalent certificate is required to be submitted after admission.

In determining the merit of an applicant having Intermediate (Pre-Medical) with mathematics as an additional subject, the marks obtained in first year biology course will be used as long as the applicant gets a passing grade in the mathematics subject.


A Hafiz -e-Quran is given additional marks in determination of merit. He will get the benefit only if he has:

  • Checked the box provided in the on-line application form and
  • Appeared before the “verification committee”, appointed by the Vice Chancellor for oral test, which can award marks, between zero to twenty, according to the degree of his proficiency.


A maximum of ten marks will be added to the academic marks in Intermediate or equivalent examination of an applicant who is a sportsman.


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