Admission Test Requirement for Fall 2018 Admissions
(Classes Commencing August 2018)
Applicants residing in Pakistan applying to the Syed Babar Ali School of Science and Engineering (SBASSE) undergraduate programmes are required to take the following two (2) Admission tests in order to be considered for Fall 2018 admission.
- New SAT (with Essay); and
- LUMS SBASSE Subject Test
The deadline to take SAT (with Essay) for Fall 2018 is March 10, 2018. SAT Registration can be done online through the following link: https://www.collegeboard.org
- Applicants taking SAT (with Essay) on or before December 2, 2017 and not planning to retake it in March 2018 will be considered for the First Round Offers.
- Applicants planning to take SAT (with Essay) on March 10, 2018 will be considered for the Second Round Offers.
LUMS SBASSE Subject Test
In addition to New SAT (with Essay), subject knowledge in the area of Biology, Physics, Advanced Mathematics & Chemistry will also be evaluated through this test. Questions are designed to explore knowledge and skills acquired over a period of time. The test is designed to compare candidates with different academic backgrounds.
Difficulty Level: Admission Test is designed to determine the intellectual abilities of test takers. Questions will be at a difficulty level appropriate for students in the final year of A’ Levels/FSc./IB/HSD. They are typically Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs), similar to the pattern used in SAT. LUMS SBASSE Subject Test is approximately two (2) hours long. Calculators are not allowed during Admission Test.
LUMS reserves the right to use any test pattern that best meets its admission’s objectives. Instead of preparing for the test, we recommend getting a deep knowledge of fundamental principles and focusing on a good understanding of your school subjects.
The SBASSE Subject Test Registration can be done through the LUMS online application system at: http://admissions.lums.edu.pk on or before January 30, 2018, 5:00 pm (Pakistan Standard Time).
Note: The SBASSE Admission Test for admission to the Fall 2018 semester will be held ONLY ONCE on February 18, 2018.
Applicants residing outside Pakistan and currently studying or having completed their last year of schooling abroad are required to submit official results of the New SAT (with Essay) and at least 3 of the 4 SAT subject tests listed below:
- Mathematics II-C
Deadline to take SAT (with Essay) and SAT Subject Tests is March 10, 2018. SAT Registration can be done online through the following link: https://www.collegeboard.org
- Applicants taking SAT (with Essay) and/or SAT Subject Tests on or before December 2, 2017 and not planning to retake it in March 2018 will be considered for the First Round Offers.
- Applicants planning to take SAT (with Essay) and/or SAT Subject Tests on March 10, 2018 will be considered for the Second Round Offers.
- The Essay component of the New SAT is mandatory for all UG applicants for Fall 2018 admissions. SAT taken without Essay will not be considered for evaluation.
- Official test scores of all applicants must be received by LUMS Admissions Office directly from the testing agency i.e. Educational Testing Service (ETS), USA. Applicants must request ETS to send a direct report to LUMS. The College code for reporting SAT scores to LUMS is 0513.
- SAT and/or SAT Subject Tests scores before March 2016 will not be considered for Fall 2018 admissions.
- SAT (with Essay) and SAT Subject Tests taken after March 2018 will not be considered valid for Fall 2018 admissions.
Applicants who join the LUMS UG Programme and have an assessed high financial need will have their SAT registration fee refunded for one test attempt.
LUMS will only accept scores of the New SAT for the Undergraduate admissions of Fall 2018.
SAT Subject test(s) taken more than two years before the admission deadline will not be considered valid.
While registering for SAT, applicants must use the same name which is mentioned on the LUMS Admission application and other academic credentials. Using a different name may prevent your scores from matching the rest of your application in our database.
Applicants are required to report test scores of all attempts to the University by submitting a copy of score report(s). Best score of a single attempt will be considered for application evaluation.