Preparing for the Entrance Exams

As with any exam, studying for Habib University’s entrance tests is an important part of the preparation. Students are encouraged to examine the areas mentioned as being part of each of the respective tests as well as they can.

Prepare like you would for any standardized test. If you need assistance, enlist the help of test preparation centers present everywhere in the city. You will also find a plethora of free and fee-based test prep services on the internet. Please note that Habib University does not endorse or sponsor any test preparation center or online prep program, free or otherwise. The resources listed below are merely provided as a service to our students. We assume no responsibility for the content.

Guidelines for Test Day

Following are a few guidelines for the test day:

  • Your test will be conducted at Habib University. On test day, please reach the University at least half an hour before test time so that you can register yourself and get acquainted with the place.
  • Bring your Habib University Admit Card and your CNIC or School Identity Card along with you.
  • As soon as you reach the University, register yourself and get your test voucher(s) and seat number from the registration team. The registration team will further guide you to your test venue.
  • You may not bring notes, calculators, textbooks, electronic devices such as mp3 players, iPods, Bluetooth devices, laptops, digital cameras, headphones, etc. with you. You will not be allowed to take any of these things with you in the examination room.
  • Applicants to the SSE are required to bring their own scientific calculator for the SEE examination only. Calculators will not be allowed for the Arithmetic test. The  electronic calculator will appear wherever it will be needed.
  • If you bring a cell phone, you will be asked to turn it off and submit it to the registration team before entering the examination room.
  • Stationery for the test, including pencils, erasers, sharpeners and scratch papers, will be provided to you by Habib University.

General Test Taking Tips

  • Relax! To avoid test anxiety, approach the test with a positive attitude. Negative self-talk can ruin your ability to do well on a test.
  • You will be able to concentrate better if you get plenty of rest and eat properly prior to testing. You should also give yourself enough time to find the testing area, bathrooms, etc., and to gather your thoughts before the test begins.
  • Listen carefully to all pre-test instructions before you start your test.
  • Carefully read all test questions and the instructions presented.
  • Utilize materials given during the test, such as scratch papers.
  • Deal with test anxiety by preparing in advance, taking your time, and pacing yourself throughout the assessment.
  • During testing, read the entire question and all choices before attempting to answer.
  • The Habib University Entrance Examination is a multiple choice test. For multiple choice questions, first eliminate the choices that you know are incorrect. Then attempt to find and choose the answer.
  • If you are unsure of the answer, make an educated guess.

Resources to Prepare for the Entrance Examination

As with any exam, studying for Habib University’s entrance tests is an important part of the preparation process. Students are encouraged to examine the areas mentioned as being part of each of the respective tests as well as they can.

Prepare like you would for any standardized test. If you need assistance, enlist the help of test preparation centers present everywhere in the city. You will also find a plethora of free and feebased test prep services on the internet. Please note that Habib University does not endorse or sponsor any test preparation center or online prep program, free or otherwise. The resources listed below are merely provided as a service to our students. We assume no responsibility for the content.

Prep Day


Habib University organizes Entrance Examination Prep-Days to facilitate students who are planning to take the Habib University Entrance Examination. An invitation is usually sent out to students when the date is announced.

We strongly urge students to attend this session as it conveys important test information and provides guidelines on how to prepare for the entrance test and interview.