USAT Syllabus for all Disciplines

The HEC through its educational testing council (ETC) will conduct USAT for admissions at undergraduate level in public and private universities of Pakistan. USAT is set on the pattern of Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) and covers all the disciplines of Engineer, Medicine, IT, Management and Arts & Humanities at the undergraduate entry level. The students after qualifying respective USAT would stand eligible to all public and private universities in Pakistan. Here, I have given USAT complete syllabus for all disciplines. Find below the USAT syllabus in detail:

You can also read about USAT Complete Guide to understand its concept better.

USAT Syllabus

The USAT syllabus focuses more on the knowledge and skills and it is thus expected to measure what a test taker learns in secondary and higher secondary education and it needs to succeed in an undergraduate program.

Major portion of the test is designed to measure the cognitive abilities of the candidate. USAT consist of the following knowledge, skills and behavioural areas:

Verbal Reasoning

This section measures the candidates to ability to analyse written material, synthesise information, and recognise relationships between words and concepts.

Quantitative Reasoning

It measures the ability to understand basic concepts of arithmetic, algebra, equations, geometry, vectors, graphs, statistics, and  problem solving. Quantitative reasoning ability is considered to be the most reliable predictor of future success.

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Subject Knowledge of Academic Discipline

This subject knowledge section tests the students’ knowledge of the subject covered in his corresponding academic discipline. It is reflected in the USAT version name for that specific discipline.

Essay Writing Skills

You can write essay either in English or Urdu language. It is an assessment of the students’ verbal ability and communication skills. The structure of the essay, arrangement of ideas, logical analysis, vocabulary, and grammar all of these have respective weightages.

USAT Marks Distribution

USAT is comprises of two (02) parts. Part- 1 is based on 75 MCQs. Part-2 includes essay writing skills. You can attempt the Essay in Urdu or in English languages.

Any score above 50 percent is considered as USAT qualifying score.

The marks distribution of USAT is given below:

Part-1 (75 MCQs) Time Allowed: 100 Minutes
Verbal Reasoning Quantitative Reasoning Subject Knowledge
20 25 30
Part-2 (Essay Writing 25 Marks) Time Allowed: 40 Minutes
Write Essay in English or Urdu (400 to 500 words)

USAT all Categories & Disciplines

The USAT is conducted in the following six (06) categories. These categories are:

Sr. No USAT Category Discipline
1 USAT-E Pre Engineering
2 USAT-M Pre Medical
3 USAT-A Arts & Humanities
4 USAT-CS Computer Science
5 USAT-GS General Science
6 USAT-COM Commerce

Question Distribution for Each USAT Category

The question distribution for each USAT academic discipline is given below:

USAT-E Engineering

USAT-E (Engineering) Part-1 (75 MCQs)
1. Verbal Reasoning 20 MCQs
Analogy 05
Synonym/antonym 04
Sentence Completion 06
Comprehension 05
2. Quantitative Reasoning 25 MCQs
Arithmetic 06
Algebra and functions 04
Geometry 03
Equations 03
Statistics 03
Scenario based/mental mathematics 06
3. Physics 10 MCQs
4. Chemistry 10 MCQs
5. Mathematics 10 MCQs
Part-02 (Essay Writing) 25 Marks
1. Argument based Essay writing (1 out of 3) 15 Marks
2. Narrative based Essay Writing (1 out of 3) 10 Marks
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USAT-M Medical

USAT-M (Medical) Part-1 (75 MCQs)
1. Verbal Reasoning 20 MCQs
Analogy 05
Synonym/antonym 04
Sentence Completion 06
Comprehension 05
2. Quantitative Reasoning 25 MCQs
Arithmetic 06
Algebra and functions 04
Geometry 03
Equations 03
Statistics 03
Scenario based/mental mathematics 06
3. Physics 08 MCQs
4. Chemistry 08 MCQs
5. Biology 14 MCQs
Part-02 (Essay Writing) 25 Marks
1. Argument based Essay writing (1 out of 3) 15 Marks
2. Narrative based Essay Writing (1 out of 3) 10 Marks

USAT-A Arts & Humanities

USAT-A (Arts & Humanities) Part-1 (75 MCQs)
1. Verbal Reasoning 20 MCQs
Analogy 05
Synonym/antonym 04
Sentence Completion 06
Comprehension 05
2. Quantitative Reasoning 25 MCQs
Arithmetic 06
Algebra and functions 04
Geometry 03
Equations 03
Statistics 03
Scenario based/mental mathematics 06
3. Islamic/Ethics 10 MCQs
4. Pakistan Studies 10 MCQs
5. General Knowledge 10 MCQs
Part-02 (Essay Writing) 25 Marks
1. Argument based Essay writing (1 out of 3) 15 Marks
2. Narrative based Essay Writing (1 out of 3) 10 Marks

USAT-CS Computer Science

USAT-CS (Computer Science) Part-1 (75 MCQs)
1. Verbal Reasoning 20 MCQs
Analogy 05
Synonym/antonym 04
Sentence Completion 06
Comprehension 05
2. Quantitative Reasoning 25 MCQs
Arithmetic 06
Algebra and functions 04
Geometry 03
Equations 03
Statistics 03
Scenario based/mental mathematics 06
3. Physics 10 MCQs
4. Computer Science 10 MCQs
5. Mathematics 10 MCQs
Part-02 (Essay Writing) 25 Marks
1. Argument based Essay writing (1 out of 3) 15 Marks
2. Narrative based Essay Writing (1 out of 3) 10 Marks
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USAT-GS General Science

USAT-GS (General Science) Part-1 (75 MCQs)
1. Verbal Reasoning 20 MCQs
Analogy 05
Synonym/antonym 04
Sentence Completion 06
Comprehension 05
2. Quantitative Reasoning 25 MCQs
Arithmetic 06
Algebra and functions 04
Geometry 03
Equations 03
Statistics 03
Scenario based/mental mathematics 06
3. Mathematics 10 MCQs
4. Statistics 10 MCQs
5. Economics 10 MCQs
Part-02 (Essay Writing) 25 Marks
1. Argument based Essay writing (1 out of 3) 15 Marks
2. Narrative based Essay Writing (1 out of 3) 10 Marks

USAT-COM Commerce

USAT-COM (Commerce) Part-1 (75 MCQs)
1. Verbal Reasoning 20 MCQs
Analogy 05
Synonym/antonym 04
Sentence Completion 06
Comprehension 05
2. Quantitative Reasoning 25 MCQs
Arithmetic 06
Algebra and functions 04
Geometry 03
Equations 03
Statistics 03
Scenario based/mental mathematics 06
3. Accounting 10 MCQs
4. Commerce 10 MCQs
5. Economics 10 MCQs
Part-02 (Essay Writing) 25 Marks
1. Argument based Essay writing (1 out of 3) 15 Marks
2. Narrative based Essay Writing (1 out of 3) 10 Marks

So this is the complete syllabus and marks distribution for each category of USAT  examination for 2022. If you have any queries or questions please leave it in the comment section below. Your feedback is highly appreciated.

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