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 namePESSAT (People’s Education Society Scholastic Aptitude Test)
Conducted byPESSAT bangalore
Level of examinationNational 
Mode of examinationComputer based

PESSAT 2021 Important Dates

Here are the important dates of PESSAT 2021:

PESSAT 2021Dates
Commencement of online registration20-Dec-2020
Last date to register07-Jun-2021
PESSAT slot booking11-Jun-2021
PESSAT Exam18-Jun-2021 to 04-Jul-2021
Declaration of result07-Jul-2021
Counseling (1st round)Third/Fourth week of July 2021
Last date for submission of original documentsAugust 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 & BDesBArchMTechMBA
60% marks or above in 10+2 from a recognised board50% marks or above in 10+2 in science/10+ diplomaBE/BTech degree in Computer Science and Engineering or IT & Engineering or related specialisations50% 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.

English 20

Cut-off (2020)

Category Cutoff score
General 108


General 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 ScholarshipsA 40% waiver to students who secure a rank of top 20% in their class.
Distinction AwardsStudents receive cash money for securing  a CGPA of 7.5 and above
Corporate ScholarshipsCorporates provide scholarships to meritorious students in their final year.
Rural ScholarshipFree engineering education is offered to a few students hailing from rural backgrounds.
Research ScholarshipStudents 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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