An expressed need for a comprehensive testing service was felt after the introduction of the National Education Policy (1998-2010) and Information Technology (IT) Policy of Government of Pakistan. In response to this need, National Testing Service (NTS) established in July 2002 as a project and as per the decision vide notification dated July 02, 2002 of the COMSATS Institute of Information and Technology (CIIT) to convert the project into a legal entity and accordingly a company i.e., National Testing Service – Pakistan (NTS) was registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (not-for-profit & limited by guarantee) on April 30, 2003 under Section 42 of the Companies Act, 2017 by the CUI. The administrative Ministry of the CUI is the Ministry of Science and Technology thus NTS is currently working as a Public Sector Company (PSC).
Mr. Tahir Aqeel
Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Muhammad Siddique
Who we are?
NTS, being Pakistan’s first, and self-sustained testing organization conducts tests and assessments for admissions, scholarships, and recruitment & promotion purposes. It is governed by a Board of Directors of NTS. Having completed Eighteen (18) successful years, NTS is now playing a pivotal role in promoting merit and quality education at college and university level. Following its core values, NTS always strives for excellence and ensures quality, efficiency, reliability, accuracy and most significantly credibility of entire system in a transparent manner under strict security arrangements. NTS tests and assessments are now pre-requisite of many prime public and private sector engineering, medical, colleges, universities and institutions for admission and NTS also conducts assessment tests for recruitment in public & private organizations.
Following its core value, NTS always strives for excellence in all its endeavors to improve systems and procedures and issues that attribute to the traditional testing services. For the purpose NTS believes in the following values.
Respect: Believe in mutual respect – affirm dignity, potential and contribution of associates participants, partners and staff.
Integrity: Act consistently with NTS™’s mission, being honest and transparent in what we do and say, and accept responsibility for our individual and collective actions.
Credibility: Resolve to maintain and improve credibility among th stakeholders about its work.
Commitment: Work together effectively to serve the larger society.
Excellence: Constantly challenge ourselves to the highest levels of learning and performance, to achieve greater impact.
"An internationally recognized testing and assessment organization facilitating in producing educated and market competitive human resource."
"To build and promote standards in educational and professional testing and assessment"
- To conduct efficient, transparent and international standards tests in order to assess the competency of candidates for admission, scholarship and recruitment purposes.
- To undertake research on educational, professional and testing systems to identify the prevailing academic and operational gaps in the systems.
- To build capacities of the educational and professional individuals and institutions by professional certification through testing and assessment.
- To produce and disseminate information and research on education and professional development standards.
NTS Standards & POLICY
What We Do
NTS designs and administers Tests/Assessments to various Institutions and Organizations. These tests include:
What NTS Offers?
Products and Services
Primarily NTS offers two categories of tests and assessments:
These tests are offered as paper-based and Computer based whereas International Tests WorkFORCE® series are also offered online via a computer, laptop, Apple® iPad®, Android® or smartphones, and in the future on other tablets and mobile devices.
NTS has developed following national tests on the pattern of international tests for catering local needs.
Being ETS Preferred Associate (EPA) of ETS-USA, NTS offers and administer international English language proficiency and behavioral tests including:
Continuous Professional Development (CPD)
Effective Test Item Construction and Paper Marking Techniques for teachers.
Who We Serve?