HEC Higher Education Aptitude Test for Scholarships, M.Phil, and Ph.D programs 2024

01:28 PM | 24 Apr, 2024
HEC Higher Education Aptitude Test for Scholarships, M.Phil, and Ph.D programs 2024
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KARACHI – Higher Education Commission (HEC) of Pakistan has introduced a process for granting scholarships and admissions to MS, MPhil and Ph.D programs.

Under the new process, Education Testing Council (ETC) will conduct Higher Education Aptitude Test (HAT) for fair and transparent evaluation.

Interested candidates can apply online for admissions and HEC scholarships through the e-portal. The test is also open to individuals planning to apply for future scholarship schemes offered by HEC-sponsored Pakistani universities.

Higher Education Aptitude Test (HAT) is applicable for admission to both public and private institutions. HAT will be conducted in five categories based on academic backgrounds

HAT Test Categories

HAT Category Subjects Included
HAT 1 Engineering & Technology, Computer Science, Mathematics, Statistics, Physics
HAT 2 Management Sciences, Business Education
HAT 3 Arts and Humanities, Social Sciences, Psychology, Law
HAT 4 Agriculture & Veterinary Sciences, Biological & Medical Sciences, Physical Sciences, Education, Media & Mass Communication
HAT-General Religious Studies (Madrasa Graduates)

HAT Date 2024

The test is scheduled for May 26, 2024, and applicants can download their Roll Number Slips from the official website one week before the test date.

Higher Education Aptitude Test fee 2024 

To apply, candidates must register online on the HEC official website and pay a non-refundable fee of Rs. 2000 through designated banks or mobile banking services. It is important to provide valid contact information to receive notifications about the test.

Last Date

The deadline for online registration is May 8, 2024.

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Pakistani rupee exchange rate to US dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 18 May 2024 Forex Rates

Pakistani currency rates against US Dollar and other currencies on May 18, 2024 (Saturday) in open market.

USD to PKR rate today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.4 for buying and 280.35 for selling.

Euro stands at 297 for buying and 299.5 for selling while British Pound rate is 348.5 for buying, and 352 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.25 and Saudi Riyal came down to 73.50.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 18 May 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.4 280.35
Euro EUR 297 299.5
UK Pound Sterling GBP 348.5 352
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.25 76
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.5 74.25
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 747.77 755.77
Canadian Dollar CAD 203 205
China Yuan CNY 38.49 38.89
Danish Krone DKK 40.25 40.65
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.96 36.31
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.91 1.99
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 913.28 922.28
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.69 59.29
New Zealand Dollar NZD 169.45 171.45
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.67 25.97
Omani Riyal OMR 730.59 738.59
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.41 77.11
Singapore Dollar SGD 203 205
Swedish Korona SEK 25.67 25.97
Swiss Franc CHF 309.01 311.51
Thai Bhat THB 7.57 7.72


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