PESSAT 2022 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). Every year, the exam is conducted for PES University admission to courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level in several specializations. For all the university PESSAT, 2021 application form will be published in December 2020, and the exam will be conducted in July  2021.  Also, the exam dates could change for different courses.

PESSAT 2021 exam will be conducted online, computer-based, except for B.Des. PESSAT 2021 application form will be available only on the official website, while the application fee can be paid online and offline mode. PESSAT 2021 counseling will be held in two rounds via offline mode. Candidates shall choose exam centers across India in different states nearly in 39 cities will be organized.

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 2022 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, counseling 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 the B.Tech course and other courses.



PESSAT 2021 application available date

20th December 2020

PESSAT 2021last date to fill the form

7th June 2021 (Outside Bangalore)

17th June 2021 (Bangalore Test Centres)

PESSAT 2021 Slot Booking

11th June 2021 

 PESSAT 2021 Exam date

18th to 4th July 2021 

 PESSAT 2021 Results

7th July 2021 

PESSAT Counselling

To be notified soon 

PESSAT 2022 Eligibility criteria

Candidates applying for PESSAT must ensure that they fulfill the university's eligibility. 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 the relevant stream.
  • Minimum Aggregate: Aspirants willing to apply need to have secured a 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.
  • Recognized Board: To apply for PES University, aspirants must be from ICSE, CBSE, State, IGCSE, and IB. If candidates are from other boards, they need to seek permission 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 recognized 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 recognized 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 a minimum 60% aggregate along with any entrance exam score like MAT/GMAT/CAT/CMAT or PESSAT

PESSAT 2022 Application Form & fees

PESSAT 2021 application form will be available on the official website every year. It is expected to be released in the month of  December to apply for any course. In the online mode, candidates shall fill the form. The application form's end date will differ for every course, and candidates must be aware of the last date to apply for PESSAT. Also, applicants must be eligible enough, and correct details have to be filled else during the verification process. If any errors are 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 have to be filled in properly, and click on the “proceed” link.

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

Step 3: Complete the form by filling in the qualification details later, choose the exam center, and tick the declare box if all the information provided is correct.

Step 4: In the next step, upload photographs by entering the 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 printout of the PESSAT fee challan and now can book a slot for the exam according to their preference.

PESSAT 2022 Syllabus & Exam Pattern

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

  • Exam Mode: PESSAT exam will be organized 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. 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 are 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, candidates must know PESSAT 2021 syllabus. There is the no different syllabus for the exam. For B. Tech course PESSAT syllabus will be of class 11 and 12th that comprises 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 2022 Admit Card

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

  • Based on first-cum-first-serve the slot booking will be made, and once the booking is made, no changes can be made.
  • Only after completing slot booking candidates shall download their PESSAT 2021 admit card.
  • Before two days of the exam, PESSAT admits 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 the official site of the university, click on admissions, then select the 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 a course, city, date, and time then submit

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

PESSAT 2022 Results & Score Card

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

Steps to download PESSAT 2021 Results:

Step 1: Visit the PES University official site click on the “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 entrance exam eligibility. 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 the examination's difficulty level. A total number of candidates appeared for the examination the availability of seats.

PESSAT 2022 Counselling & Admission

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

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

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

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

List of PESSAT 2022 examination centres

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


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Madhya Pradesh






New Delhi

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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 PESSAT Exam Pattern's complete structure for the 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 the PESSAT exam pattern, The Total Number of questions is 180.
  • The duration of the PESSAT exam is 3 Hours. 
  • There is no negative marking system for the PESSAT exam.

For the 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 exams from a recognized University 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 the PESSAT Application form?

Steps to fill PESSAT Application Form:

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

How should I check my PESSAT Result?

Steps to check PESSAT Result:

  • The candidates need to visit the official website 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 the PESSAT Application form fee cost is?

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 made via online mode, i.e., Debit/Credit card/net banking, or via an offline mod,e, i.e., Challan or DD.