PESSAT 2021 Application Form, Exam Dates, Eligibility, Pattern and Syllabus

PES University Aptitude Test [PESSAT]

PESSAT - PES University Aptitude Test

PES University Bangalore one of the top universities in Karnataka conducts a university level entrance exam PES Scholastic Aptitude Test (PESSAT). The exam is conducted every year for PES University admission to courses at under graduate and post graduate level in several specialisations. For all the courses offered at the university PESSAT 2021 application form will be published in the month of October 2020 and exam will be conducted in the month of May 2021.  Also the exam dates could change for different courses.

PESSAT 2021 exam will be conducted online mode that is computer based except for B.Des also PESSAT 2021 application form will be available only in the official website while the application fee can be paid online as well offline mode. PESSAT 2021 counselling will be held in two rounds via offline mode. Candidates shall choose exam centre across India in different states nearly in 39 cities the exams will be organised.

Exam Name

Peoples Education Society Scholastic Aptitude Test (PESSAT)

Conducting Authority

PES University, Bangalore

PESSAT Exam Level

University Level

PESSAT Exam Mode

Online Mode (computer-based exam)
B.Des - Offline Mode

PESSAT Exam Category

Under Graduate and Post Graduate

PESSAT Application Mode

Online Mode

Type of Questions

Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)

Total no. of questions

B.Tech - 180 questions
Other courses - 120 questions

PESSAT Exam Duration

120 to 180 minutes

Negative Marking

No negative marking

PESSAT 2021 Exam Date

Important dates of PESSAT events like application form start date and end date, slot bookings or admit card release date, exam date, results, counselling dates are mentioned below. Being aware of these dates keep the students updated and do not miss the schedule. PESSAT 2021 exam dates are different for B.Tech course and other courses.

PESSAT Exam Events

For B.Tech

For other programs

PESSAT application available date

1st week of October

1st week of October

PESSAT last date to fill the form

1st week of April


PESSAT Slot Booking

Last week of April

1st week of January

 PESSAT Exam date

Mid-week of May

Mid-week of July

 PESSAT Results

4th week of May

3 days post the test

PESSAT Counselling

In the month of June


PESSAT 2021 Eligibility criteria

Candidates applying for PESSAT must ensure that they fulfil the eligibility put up by the university. Based on the course chosen the eligibility criteria differ. Before filling the application form go through the details regarding PESSAT 2021 eligibility criteria.

  • Nationality: To apply for PESSAT for any course only Indian citizens are eligible
  • Qualification: For any under graduation course candidates must be intermediate passed while to apply for Masters Candidates need to hold bachelor’s degree from relevant stream.
  • Minimum Aggregate: Aspirants willing to apply need to have secured minimum 60% aggregate in the qualifying examination.
  • Test Score: For B.Tech admissions candidates must have cleared PESSAT or KCET or related entrance test and for M.Tech candidates must be PGCET/PESSAT/GATE qualified.
  • Recognised Board: To apply for PES University aspirants must be from ICSE, CBSE, State, IGCSE and IB if candidates are from other board need to seek permission in prior before seeking admissions.


PESSAT Eligibility

PESSAT Eligibility Criteria for B.Tech

10+2 passed in PCM as major subjects and minimum 60% marks in PESSAT or KCET score

PESSAT Eligibility Criteria for BBA

Class 12th passed or equivalent exam from a recognised board

PESSAT Eligibility Criteria for BA LLB

Passed in 10+2 and CLAT score basis admissions can be taken and CLAT score should be uploaded while filling PESSAT application form

PESSAT Eligibility Criteria for B.Des

Intermediate passed with minimum 60% aggregate along with PESSAT or UCEED score

PESSAT Eligibility Criteria for M.Tech

B.Tech/BE graduated from a recognised university and candidates must have test score in GATE/PESSAT or PGCET

PESSAT Eligibility Criteria for MCA

Bachelor's degree having secured not less than 50% marks also PGCET or PESSAT score is required

PESSAT Eligibility Criteria for MBA

Graduated from any discipline having secured minimum 60% aggregate along with any entrance exam score like MAT/GMAT/CAT/CMAT or PESSAT

PESSAT 2021 Application Form & fees

PESSAT 2021 application from will be available in the official website every year it is expected to be released in the month of October to apply for any course. In the online mode candidates shall fill the form. The end date of application form will differ for every course and candidates must be aware of last date to apply for PESSAT. Also applicants must be eligible enough and correct details has to be filled else during the verification process if any errors found then the application form will be rejected.

Steps to fill PESSAT Application Form:

Step 1: Visit the official website of PESSAT then click on “Apply now” further various details has to be filled properly and click on “proceed” link.

Step 2: Fill the general details that include parent details, place of birth, nationality, address, religion etc.

Step 3: Complete the form by filling the qualification details later choose the exam centre and tick the declare box if all the information provided are correct.

Step 4: In the next step upload photographs by entering registration number, DOB and gender.

Step 5: Final step will be PESSAT application fee payment candidates either through online or offline mode that is debit/credit/net banking or via DD/challan can clear the fee. PESSAT application fee is INR 1050.

Step 6: For future reference take a print out of PESSAT fee challan and now can book slot for the exam according to their preference.

PESSAT 2021 Syllabus & Exam Pattern

PESSAT 2021 exam pattern is different for different courses and exam will be conducted only in the online mode while only for B.Des PESSAT exam will be conducted in offline mode that is pen and paper based.

  • Exam Mode: PESSAT exam will be organised in online mode
  • Duration: For B.Tech exam duration is 3 hours and for other courses exam duration is 2 years.
  • Type of questions: Multiple choice questions (MCQs)
  • No. of questions: For B.Tech there will be 180 questions and for other courses it is 120 questions.
  • Marking Scheme: For every correct answer 1 mark will be awarded and for every incorrect answer there is no negative marks

B.Tech Exam Pattern for PESSAT


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BBA Exam Pattern for PESSAT


No. of questions

English Comprehension/Verbal Ability


Analytical and Logical Reasoning


Quantitative Reasoning





BA LLB Exam Pattern for PESSAT


No. of questions

English Comprehension/Verbal Ability


Analytical and Logical Reasoning


Quantitative Reasoning


Basic Law





M.Tech and MCA Exam Pattern for PESSAT


No. of questions



Analytical and Logical Ability


Computer Awareness


English Comprehension





MBA Exam Pattern for PESSAT


No. of questions

English Comprehension/Verbal Ability


Analytical and Logical Reasoning


Quantitative Reasoning


General Awareness





To score well in the exam it is necessary for candidates to know PESSAT 2021 syllabus there is no different syllabus for the exam. For B.Tech course PESSAT syllabus will be of class 11 and 12th that comprises of physics, chemistry and mathematics. For other courses questions will be based on English comprehensive/verbal ability, analytical & logical reasoning, quantitative reasoning and general awareness.

PESSAT 2021 Admit Card

Once the application form is successfully submitted, in the month of April PESSAT 2021 slot booking would start for B.Tech while for other courses in the month of January. In the online mode PASSAT slot booking will be done. During slot booking candidates can book the date and time of exam according to their convenience.

  • On basis of first-cum-first-serve the slot booking will be done and once the booking is done no changes can be made.
  • Only after the completion of slot booking candidates shall be able to download their PESSAT 2021 admit card.
  • Before two days of exam PESSAT admit card will have to be downloaded and it is mandatory to carry the admit card for examination along with ID proof.

How to download PESSAT 2021 Admit Card:

Step 1: Go to official site of the university, click on admissions then select PESSAT exam

Step 2: Click on “PESSAT Slot Booking”

Step 3: Enter registration number and DOB then “submit”

Step 4: A new form will be displayed where candidates need to select course, city, date and time then submit

Step 5:  Click on “Confirm” further save and take a printout

PESSAT 2021 Results & Score Card

PESSAT 2021 results will be announced and declared in the PES University official website and after one of week exams the results will be announced that is usually in the last week of May. Based on candidates result merit list shall be prepared and those candidates will be called for PESSAT counselling. Finally based on score and personal interview candidates will be shortlisted.

Steps to download PESSAT 2021 Results:

Step 1: Visit official site of PES University click on “PESSAT Result” link

Step 2: Enter registration number and select date, month and DOB

Step 3: Check for the information mentioned is correct consisting of candidates name, roll number, category, rank and secured marks.

Step 4: PESSAT results will be displayed, download the result and take a print out.

To qualify and seek PES University admissions candidates need to meet the eligibility in the entrance exam. PESSAT cut-off will be put up where candidates need to score minimum marks in the exam to qualify. Soon after the declaration of results cut off marks will be released by the university and PESSAT cut-off marks depend on various factors and parameters such as difficulty level of the examination, total number of candidates appeared for the examination and the availability of seats.

PESSAT 2021 Counselling & Admission

PESSAT 2021 counselling process starts after the declaration of results. It is mandatory for all the candidates qualified in the exam to participate in the counselling sessions. Two rounds of counselling sessions will be held via offline mode.

  • PESSAT counselling will be held in 3 steps those are first round of counselling, submission of documents and second round of counselling.
  • Candidates qualified by scoring the exam cut-off and whose names displayed in the first round counselling list have to appear for first round counselling.
  • Selected candidates name announced in the first round counselling need to fill an application form with respect to secured marks other details.
  • In the website of through Email ID candidates will be updated with counselling process.
  • By any chance if candidates fail to appear for the process of counselling then the respective seat will be passed to the next eligible candidate.
  • For counselling/interview round it is advised to carry original and photocopied documents.

Documents required at the time of PESSAT counselling/interview are:

  • Class 10 marks sheet
  • Class 12 marks sheet
  • Graduation marks sheet (for PG admission)
  • Score card of PESSAT
  • Photocopy of results
  • Birth Certificate
  • Transfer certificate
  • Character certificate
  • Migration certificate
  • Passport size photos and stamp size colour photos (6)

List of PESSAT 2021 examination centres

On the admit card PESSAT exam centre will be mentioned. By PES University PESSAT 2021 will be conducted across India in different states and nearly there are 39 exam centres. While filling up the application form candidates shall select the exam centre of their preference and based on candidates choice exam centre will be allotted. However once the candidate is allotted with exam centre it cannot be altered or changed by the university.


PESSAT Exam Centre City























Andhra Pradesh









Madhya Pradesh






New Delhi

New Delhi








Tamil Nadu



Uttar Pradesh


PESSAT Contact Information

PES University
100 Feet Ring Road,
BSK III Stage,
Ph : +91 80 26721983, +91 80 26722108
Email :
Website: -

Ask & Answers

I want to know the complete structure of PESSAT Exam Pattern for Btech program?

Details on PESSAT Exam Pattern:

  • PESSAT exam will be scheduled Online i.e. Computer Based Test.
  • PESSAT exam will have 4 sections such as: Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and English. 
  • For PESSAT exam pattern, The Total Number of questions is 180.
  • The duration of PESSAT exam is 3 Hours. 
  • There is no negative marking system for PESSAT exam.

For Btech program, I want to know the PESSAT Eligibility Criteria Details?

Details on PESSAT Eligibility Criteria for Btech program: 

  • Qualification criteria: PESSAT Aspirants should be qualified in their 10th, 12th exam from a recognized University in order to fulfill PESSAT Eligibility Criteria.
  • Percentage criteria: 60% marks aggregate.
  • The candidates should have a valid PESSAT score or KCET scores for the PESSAT Btech admissions.


May I know the procedure to fill PESSAT Application form?

Steps to fill PESSAT Application Form:

  • PESSAT Aspirants are required to visit the official website and register themselves by filling the complete details.
  • PESSAT Application form has to be filled via online mode.
  • If there are any errors committed by aspirants in Application form, then PESSAT Application form will be rejected. 
  • After the PESSAT Application Process is completed, Aspirants need to keep the copy of filled PESSAT Application form for the future use.

how should I check my PESSAT Result?

Steps to check PESSAT Result:

  • The candidates need to visit the official website in order to check the PESSAT Result.
  • Then they must visit the PESSAT Result page via online mode. 
  • Aspirants need to enter their Registration number and DOB.
  • Then they must click on the submit button. 
  • Then PESSAT Result will be displayed on the screen.

I want to know, what is the PESSAT Application form fee cost?

Details on PESSAT Application Form Fee:

  • The candidates need to pay the PESSAT Application form fee after filling up the PESSAT Application Form
  • PESSAT Application Form fee costs Rs 1050. 
  • The payment can be done via online mode i.e. Debit/Credit card/net banking or via offline mode i.e. Challan or DD.