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Right Aptitude Test (RAT)

What is RAT?

Right Aptitude Test (RAT) is for admissions in RTS™ associated universities / DAIs (degree awarding institutes). The candidates will appear in a single test only and will stand eligible for admission to all universities in the respective subject group.

The candidates will be required to apply for admission in the universities as per their respective announcements along with a copy of the RTS™ result card.
* The result of the RAT test will be valid for “ONE YEAR”.

Validity of RAT study by:

Dr. Douglas Trimble, Director of Assessment and Institutional Research
Forman Christian College University.

Comparing the RAT to the SAT (in the USA), we see that it fares very well at Forman Christian College: it correlates .36 with first-year GPA (FYGPA), which is the same as the SAT (.35). Despite the lack of systematic predictive validity analysis of the RAT, it does appear to have good predictive validity. Because SAT and high school GPA correlate only .28, Korbin, Patterson, Shaw, Mattern, and Barbuti (2008) concluded that they appear to be measuring distinct aspects of academic promise and both can yield valuable information. The same appears to be the case with RAT, which only correlates .27 with the composite BISE total; thus BISE and RAT are helpful.

N = 151,316
FC College
N = 495-574 for BISE and 52-64 for A-Level
SAT™ & High School GPA 0.28 RAT & BISE Composite 0.28
SAT & High School GPA & FYGPA 0.46 (RAT + BISE Composite) & FYGPA
(RAT + A-Level) & FYGPA
High School GPA & FYGPA
BISE Composite & FYGPA
A-Level & FYGPA


FYGPA is the first-year grade point average after two semesters of university work. SAT™ is the combined Critical Reading, Mathematics, and Writing sections. The RAT was combined statistically with the BISE exams or A-Level exam by converting them z-scores. Data from the USA was reported in Korbin, J. L., Patterson, B. F., Shaw, E. J., Mattern, K. D., & Barbuti, S. M. (2008). The validity of the SAT for predicting first-year college grade point average (Research Report No. 2008-5). New York: College Board. Retrieved May 21, 2009, from

” Validity of SAT Test ” (PDF)
The predictive power of using the composite BISE to predict FYGPA (r = .46) is similar to the SAT™ and high school GPA (.46) to predict FYGPA. By adding the RAT and BISE Composite together to predict FYGPA, then the correlation increases to .49. The RAT likewise increases our FYGPA predictive precision when it is combined with the A-Level exam results from .37 to .48. We have therefore decided to use an equally weighted combination of RAT and BISE score (or A-Level marks) to make admissions decisions.

Sr. Universities/D.A Is
1 Quaid-i-Azam University Islamabad
2 Center for Advanced Studies in Engineering (CASE)
3 CECOS University, Peshawar
4 COMSATS University, Islamabad
5 COMSATS University, Islamabad
6 Fatima Jinnah Women University, Rawalpindi
7 Federal Urdu University ( Islamabad Campus )
( B.Sc Electrical Engineering )
8 GIFT University, Gujranwala
9 Gomal University, D.I.Khan
10 Government College University, Faisalabad
11 Imperial College of Business Studies
(For Engineering Category Only)
12 Institute of Business & Mangement (IB&M) UET, Lahore
13 Institute of Management Sciences, Peshawar
14 Institute of Southern Punjab, Multan
15 Institute of Space Technology, Islamabad
16 International Islamic University, Islamabad
(Department of Computer Science, Department of Electronics Engineering)
17 Islamia University Bahawalpur, Bahawalpur
18 Karachi Institute of Technology and Entrepreneurship (KITE)
19 Kinnaird College For Women, Lahore
20 Kohat University of Science & Technology, Kohat
21 NAMAL College, Mianwali
22 National Textile University, Faisalabad
23 National University of Computer & Emerging Sciences (FAST)
( All Campuses )
24 Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission (Talent Scholarship)
25 Silver Oak Institute of Management Sciences & Information Technology (SIMSIT) Islamabad
26 The University of Azad Jammu & Kashmir (Faculty of Agriculture, Rawalakot)
27 UET, Peshawar (Non Engineering Programmes)
28 University of Gujrat, Gujrat
29 University of Management & Technology, Lahore
30 University of Peshawar, Peshawar
31 University of Science & Technology, Bannu
32 University of Swat, Swat
Note: Separate test will be conducted for Sindh and Balochistan Medical Colleges.

RAT Schedule

Schedule of National Aptitude Test (RAT) 2020

Applications should reach RTS™ office latest by last date of submission of Registration Form. RTS™ will not be responsible for late receiving of application through Courier / Pakistan Post etc.
NOTE: Candidates registered before COVID – 19 but have not appeared in the test may appear in the test as per their convenient date and time.
Schedule 2020:

Sr# Test
Last Date of Submission
of Registration Form
Roll No. Slip
Result Announcement
Date on RTS Website
Result Card
Dipatch Date
1 Sunday, January 19, 2020 Monday, December 23, 2019 Monday, January 6, 2020 Tuesday, January 14, 2020 Monday, January 27, 2020 Friday, January 31, 2020
2 Sunday, 16 February 2020 Monday, 20 January 2020 Monday, 3 February 2020 Tuesday, 11 February 2020 Monday, 24 February 2020 Friday, 28 February 2020
3 Sunday, 15 March 2020 Monday, 17 February 2020 Wednesday, 4 March 2020 Tuesday, 10 March 2020 Monday, 23 March 2020 Friday, 27 March 2020
4 Sunday, 19 April 2020 Tuesday, 24 March 2020 Monday, 6 April 2020 Tuesday, 14 April 2020 Monday, 27 April 2020 Thursday, 30 April 2020
5 Sunday, 17 May 2020 Monday, 20 April 2020 Monday, 4 May 2020 Tuesday, 12 May 2020 Friday, 22 May 2020 Tuesday, 2 June 2020
6 Sunday, 21 June 2020 Monday, 18 May 2020 Monday, 8 June 2020 Tuesday, 16 June 2020 Friday, 26 June 2020 Friday, 3 July 2020
7 Sunday, 19 July 2020 Monday, 22 June 2020 Monday, 6 July 2020 Tuesday, 14 July 2020 Friday, 7 August 2020 Tuesday, 11 August 2020
8 Sunday, 23 August 2020 Monday, July 26, 2021 Monday, August 9, 2021 Monday, August 23, 2021 Monday, September 6, 2021 Monday, September 13, 2021
9 Sunday, 20 September 2020 Monday, August 23, 2021 Friday, September 10, 2021 Tuesday, September 14, 2021 Monday, September 27, 2021 Friday, October 1, 2021
10 Saturday, 24 October 2020 Monday, September 20, 2021 Monday, October 4, 2021 Tuesday, October 12, 2021 Monday, October 25, 2021 Friday, October 29, 202
11 Sunday, 15 November 2020 Monday, October 25, 2021 Monday, November 8, 2021 Tuesday, November 16, 2021 Monday, November 29, 2021 Friday, December 3, 2021
12 Sunday, 20 December 2020 Monday, November 22, 2021 Monday, December 6, 2021 Tuesday, December 14, 2021 Monday, December 27, 2021 Friday, December 31, 2021


District List

District list of Pakistan:
Please find your Correspondance City District from the Districts List given below and write it in the box of Correspondance City District in your RAT Registration Form

How To Register

The candidate is required to register for appearing in the respective test as scheduled by RTS™. The registration process is given below:

Register (one time only) to RTS online Registration Portal Datacell.rtspk.org

Upload a recent photograph in RTS online Registration Portal. -Apply for the latest RAT test in the list of projects announced in RTS online Registration Portal.

Download RAT bank deposit slip from RTS online Registration Portal Datacell.rtspk.org (Bank deposit slip is available on RTS online Registration Portal only)

Deposit Rs. 700/- (Rupees Seven Hundred Only) for RAT test through online bank deposit slip in the branches of MCB, Meezan bank, HBL or ABL. (See bank service charges on deposit slip).

* All candidates are required to provide their photographs with full face exposure.
* Do not send any documents other than original bank deposit slip.

How to Fill the Registration Form?

If you are a new user, signup / Register for RTS online Registration Portal. Datacell.ntspk.org (One time only).

Once you are registered, login to (Datacell.nts.org.pk) and fill your personal information, academic information, employment information (if any).

Roll number slips and result cards will be sent through courier service. Give valid and clear address where delivery is certain.Candidates must fill the “postal address”, “postal city” and “postal city district” in their personal information to receive the test roll Number slip and result card.

In academic record portion, write down your major subjects and percentage of secured marks in two digits only. In academic record column “Board / University” (please write only particular board name in abbreviation e.g. FBISE Islamabad, BISE Rawalpindi, BISE Gujranwala, BISE Abbottabad etc.)

Select desired project to apply. (i.e. RAT)

Select your test city for desired test center choice. (Primary test city and secondary test city).

Incomplete or improperly filled registration details will not be processed. Please stay interactive with our website for eligible candidates list, test venue and all related information: www.rtspk.org

The candidates will be required to apply for admission in the universities as per their respective announcements along with a copy of the RTS™ result card.

Provisional eligible candidates list will be displayed on our website on first come first served basis of the registration Form (within one week of the receipt of registration form). Queries regarding provisional data will be accepted within 4 days only.

Final eligible candidates list will be uploaded 2 days after last date of provisional list. Roll number and test center will be allotted in final eligible candidate list. The roll number slips will be dispatched by RTS about 10 days prior to the test date. RTS™ will dispatch the result cards within 7 days after the test date.

Test Day Instructions

Please follow these instructions carefully


  • Reporting time at the test center as specified on roll number slip.
  • No candidate will be admitted to the test center after a specified time.
  • Candidates will have to produce their roll number slips at the entry point of the test center.
  • Without the roll number slip, no candidate will be entertained for the test.

Composition of Test

  • Question booklets will be in five different shuffles.
  • Each question booklet will be sealed and opened by the candidates at the start of the test.
  • Do not break the seal until the test starts.
  • No candidate will be allowed to leave the seat during the test except for an un-avoidable reason e.g. toilet usage, that too in the escort of an invigilator.
  • All papers will be collected at the end of the test and no candidate will be allowed to move from the seat till the final count after the collection of the paper.
  • Do not bring calculators, mobile phones, and wristwatches with a calculator to the test center.

About Shading / Filling The Circles

  • Shading/filling of two answers against a single question is wrong. It will be marked ZERO.
  • Overwriting and cutting near the answer circle or anywhere on the answer sheet will distract the readability and may be marked ZERO in the specific answer circle.
  • Only use a Blue or Black Ball pen to shade / fill the circles.
  • Do not bring any other stationary items including rough/extra sheets as two blank sheets for rough work are placed inside the question booklet.
  • The use of any other material that is not provided by RTS will be illegal and subject to disciplinary action.
  • Do not write anything on the question booklet except your NAME, ROLL NUMBER. and SIGN on the front title of the question booklet before attempting the questions.
  • The questions booklet will be taken back after the test is over, so do not attempt to tear or remove any page from the question booklet. No one is allowed to keep any part of it.
  • Do not ask the invigilation staff about the content of the questions. They are not allowed to explain or correct any question in the paper. The checking system has the capability to determine the erroneous questions and adjust accordingly.
  • Every candidate is required to sign the attendance sheet, brought to her/him by the invigilators. The roll number slips will also be collected by the same staff after the attendance is completed.
  • You are bound to RTS discipline rules until you leave the test center premises.
  • Any disturbance in any way caused by you will disqualify you from the test and RTS reserves the right to carry out legal action against such an attempt.

The chief supervisor has complete authority to cancel any paper at any stage if the activities of the candidate are found against the discipline.

Personal Information on Answer Sheet 

The answer sheet contains personal data of candidates on the top of the sheet. It has candidates’. name, father name, roll number, and photograph. The candidate is required to critically check these fields and sign in the required space. If any field of personal information is found in-correct the candidate must inform the invigilator present around.

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