National Testing Service - Pakistan is an organization in Pakistan that administers academic performance evaluation tests. It is similar to Educational Testing Service in the United States. NTS offers two main types of tests, the National Aptitude Test and the Graduate.NTS is a Member of the International Association for Educational Assessment. It is also recognized by The NTS was developed to ensure quality educational standards in Pakistan and to "provide a national scale for comparative grading between institutes" consolidating examination boards under one administrating body.
According to Shahid Siddiqui, director of The Centre for Humanities and Social Sciences at the Lahore School of Economics, tests implemented before the development of the NTS were criticized as not accommodating socio-cultural differences, resulting in a need for "an indigenous testing service that should design and develop testing materials within an indigenous context