PESSAT or People’s Education Society Scholastic Aptitude Test is the admission entrance exam of the PES University for its major courses such as BTech and BBA, etc. Only candidates qualifying for this exam will be offered admission into the various undergraduate courses. Students aspiring to pursue designing courses will also have to qualify for PESSAT. Admissions for architecture will be provided on the basis of NATA scores and that of LLB will be done taking into consideration the CLAT scores. Read this blog to know more about PESSAT, requirements, slot booking, how to apply, and more.

Exam name PESSAT (People’s Education Society Scholastic Aptitude Test)
Conducted by PESSAT bangalore
Level of examination National 
Mode of examination Computer based

PESSAT 2021 Important Dates

Here are the important dates of PESSAT 2021:

PESSAT 2021 Dates
Commencement of online registration 20-Dec-2020
Last date to register 07-Jun-2021
PESSAT slot booking 11-Jun-2021
PESSAT Exam 18-Jun-2021 to 04-Jul-2021
Declaration of result 07-Jul-2021
Counseling (1st round) Third/Fourth week of July 2021
Last date for submission of original documents August 2021
Counseling (2nd round ) August 2021


Given below is the minimum eligibility criteria that the candidates must meet in order to be eligible for PESSAT entrance exam:

BTech & BDes BArch MTech MBA
60% marks or above in 10+2 from a recognised board 50% marks or above in 10+2 in science/10+ diploma BE/BTech degree in Computer Science and Engineering or IT & Engineering or related specialisations 50% marks in bachelor’s or MAT score above 500/Above 50% CAT score/Above 450 in GMAT

PESSAT Syllabus

Here is the PESSAT syllabus for BBA, BTech and MCA:

Mathematics (CBSE 12)
Physics (CBSE 12)
Chemistry (CBSE 12)
English grammar
English comprehension
Verbal ability
Analytical & Logical Reasoning
Quantitative Reasoning
Analytical & Logical Ability
Computer Awareness
English Comprehension

Exam Pattern

The exam will include questions of Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and English. The PESSAT is a 180 minute long, multiple-choice exam, with no negative marking.

Mathematics 60
Physics 60
Chemistry 40
English  20

Cut-off (2020)

Category  Cutoff score
General  108
SC 54
ST 54
OBC 72
EWS 108


General  75
ST 75
SC 75
OBC 75
EWS 75

Admission Process

Following is the step by step admission process for PESSAT. Candidates are required to complete application, slot Booking, PESSAT and Counselling/Interview.

  1. Candidates have to register as a new user and fill the online form. On doing so, candidates will receive their login IDs. 
  2. On submitting the form, candidates will have to choose a slot for their examination. Post this, an admit card will be issued which the candidates will have to download.
  3. The exam for all courses except BTech will be conducted in Bangalore. There will be over 40 test centres across the country.
  4. Candidates who qualify the test will be called for counseling/interview. 


Dependent on the candidate’s academic performance and need, the university offers various scholarships to students.

MRD Scholarships A 40% waiver to students who secure a rank of top 20% in their class.
Distinction Awards Students receive cash money for securing  a CGPA of 7.5 and above
Corporate Scholarships Corporates provide scholarships to meritorious students in their final year.
Rural Scholarship Free engineering education is offered to a few students hailing from rural backgrounds.
Research Scholarship Students interested in research will be given opportunities to work as research associates with professors.


What is the quota fee of PESSAT?

The quota fee of PESSAT is 3,30,000 INR per annum.

What are the campuses of PES University?

There are three PES University campuses in Bengaluru, namely Ring Road Campus, Electronic City Campus and Hanumanthnagar Campus.

Is calculator allowed in the PESSAT exam?

No, calculators are not allowed in the PESSAT exam.

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