Applicants applying to the Syed Babar Ali School of Science and Engineering (SBASSE) are required to take the following admission tests in order to be considered for admission:
I. New SAT (with Essay); and II. LUMS SBASSE Subject Test OR SAT Subject Test (SAT II) in at least 3 of the 4 SAT II subjects listed below:
- Mathematics II-C
I. New SAT (with Essay)
The New SAT (with Essay) is mandatory for all applicants applying to the Syed Babar Ali School of Science & Engineering (SBASSE). SAT (with Essay) and/or SAT Subject Tests scores of exams taken before October 2017 will not be considered valid for Academic Year 2018-19 Admissions. The Essay Component of the New SAT will be required for LUMS application. Best score of a single attempt will be considered for application evaluation.
SAT Registration can be done online through the following link: https://www.collegeboard.org
II. LUMS SBASSE Subject Test/ SAT Subject Test (SAT II)
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 the 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.
Note: The deadline to register for the LUMS SBASSE Subject Test was February 12, 2019; 5:00 pm (PST) and the deadline to submit the supporting documents for this test was February 13, 2019.
The LUMS SBASSE Subject Test for the Fall & Spring semesters 2019-20 was conducted on February 24, 2019. If you have not taken LUMS SBASSE Subject Test, you may alternatively provide your SAT II scores (in at least 3 SAT II subjects listed above).
The deadline to take SAT (with Essay) and/or SAT Subject Tests for Fall 2019-20 was March 09, 2019. SAT (with Essay) and/or SAT Subject Tests scores of exams taken before March 2017 will not be considered valid for Fall 2019-20 Admissions.
The deadline to take SAT (with Essay) and/or SAT Subject Tests for Spring 2019-20 is November 02, 2019. SAT (with Essay) and/or SAT Subject Tests scores of exams taken before October 2017 will not be considered valid for Spring 2019-20 Admissions.
Applicants who have taken LUMS SBASSE Admission Test and also have taken (or are planning to take) the SAT I and/SAT II Subject tests are encouraged to submit a copy of their SAT score reports as part of their admission application. The copy of the scores should be sent along with all other supporting documents and reported directly from College Board (College code for reporting SAT scores for LUMS is 0513). For further details, please visit the following link: www.collegeboard.org