PAF-KIET Admission Process
Admissions are given on merit determined by past academic performance, aptitude test score and interview. The admission schedule and requirements are announced in leading newspapers at least 6-8 weeks in advance of the start of the semester.
Admission is given purely on merit as per student’s performance in the above mentioned requirements and his/her past academic performance.
- Clearing the PAF-KIET’s aptitude test for Bachelor and Master degree programs.
- For MS (M.Phil) and PhD degree programs, NTS/GAT is required with HEC passing criteria.
- Interview performance.
• Minimum of 50% marks in the Intermediate board certificate or 3 A-Level courses or equivalent for Management Sciences, Computer Sciences and Media & Arts Bachelor degree programs
• Minimum of 60% marks in the Intermediate pre-engineering or 3 A-Level courses with Physics, Chemistry, and Maths; or DAE in relevant field with 70% marks min. for the Engineering Bachelor degree program
• Minimum of 50% marks or 2nd division with work experience in Bachelors for Master degree program
• 4 years Bachelor degree or equivalent Master degree with min. 2.5 CGPA for MS (M.Phil) degree program
• MS in relevant field with min. 3.0 CGPA for PhD
A candidate is required to provide attested photocopies of his/her NIC or Form-B, marksheets of Matric and Intermediate and Bachelor (for Master candidates) degrees and two passport size color photographs. Candidates must submit attested photocopies of required documents at the time of submission of admission form. Candidates may be asked to produce original documents on demand.
Temporary Admission Status:
Candidates appeared in the Intermediate or Bachelor’s examination and awaiting results, may be admitted provisionally provided other requirements of the degree program are met. Such candidates must fill an undertaking on the admission form before their applications may be considered for the Aptitude test. However, if a student fails to pass the examination or scores below the eligibility requirement of the degree program after the full result is revealed, the admission at PAF-KIET is immediately cancelled. Such student is given the opportunity to re-apply after the academic eligibility of the program is met and their fee may be transferred in the following semester of study.
Aptitude test is of approximately 2 hours duration, and covers essay, objective and multiple choice questions. Multiple choice questions are designed to test English language comprehension, vocabulary and grammar; mathematics, IQ, and general knowledge. The pattern of PAF-KIET’s aptitude test is based upon the international tests of SAT for the 4 years Bachelors level degree admissions. Aptitude test for BE Programs contains additional Physics examination section of Intermediate level..
An orientation program is arranged on the day of the admission test. The orientation program is primarily intended for the parents and guardians of the candidates and is conducted while the candidates are busy in the admission test. The program provides an overview of the academics, admissions, and infrastructure and is conducted by the senior management of the Institute. It provides an opportunity for parents / guardians to interact with the administration and heads of the academic departments and is useful for clarifying any concerns or procedural details. The interaction enables a first-hand evaluation of the quality and system of education at PAF-KIET.
Candidates finally admitted into the academic colleges are required to appear on a second orientation day for briefings related to academic, administrative and general policy areas. A detailed tour of classrooms, computer labs, engineering (BE students only), library and cafeteria is also given to them.
Deferment of Admission:
Students who are granted admissions at the Institute and want to postpone their admission for one semester are allowed to do so if they give an application in writing to the Admission Office. The tuition fee of such students can also be transferred into the next semester if the Admission Office gets the application within a week of the commencement of that semester. Fee shall not be transferred after one week. Students who join the Institute and then decide to leave the Institute are not eligible for any refund.
Students passing the overall aptitude test but deemed weak in English or Mathematics may be asked to undertake remedial classes in English or Mathematics. Objective of these programs is to ensure that the students with deficiencies are pulled up to meet the foundational requirements for professional degree programs and courses evaluation of the quality and system of education at PAF-KIET.
Candidates who have cleared the aptitude test are called for panel interview for final selection. No more than 10 candidates are allowed in one panel for interview which lasts for approximately one hour. Group discussion enables the interviewers to evaluate the basic knowledge, communication skills, personality, attitude, general knowledge and the confidence level of a candidate.