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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 design 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 2023, 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


The People’s Education Society Scholastic Aptitude Test (PESSAT) is an aptitude test administered by the People’s Education Society. PES University holds it for admission to BTech programs and other programs provided by the university. Candidates are shortlisted based on their performance in the personal interview phase as well as their test score.

PESSAT 2022 Important Dates

Here are the important dates of PESSAT 2022:

Events Dates
Start of online registrations 1-Nov-2021
Last date to register for candidates from outside Bengaluru 06-June-2022
Last date for candidates to register who are willing to take PESSAT at the Bangalore centre only 13-June-2022
Commencement of slot bookings for all candidates 14-June-2022
PESSAT 2022 exam date 20-June 2022 to 10 July 2022
Last date to update 12th std/ 2nd PU marks (Only for candidates whose 12th/ 2nd PU results are announced) 12-July-2022
Result declaration 14-July-2022
First-round Counseling July last week 2022
Last date for submission of original documents (only for admitted students) August 2022
 The second round of BTech Counseling August 2022

PESSAT 2022 Eligibility

Given below are 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 2022 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

PESSAT 2022 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 (2021)

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


General  75
ST 75
SC 75
OBC 75
EWS 75

PESSAT 2022 Syllabus

The PESSAT 2022 syllabus varies depending on the subject. Candidates must be familiar with the entrance exam syllabus in order to perform well. PESSAT 2021’s syllabus for B.Tech will be at the 11th and 12th-grade levels. Chemists, physicists, and mathematicians must study 11th and 12th-grade themes. Candidates should study their 11th and 12th-grade textbooks in order to do well on the exam.

Questions from Verbal Ability/English Comprehension, Analytical & Logical Reasoning, General Awareness, and Quantitative Reasoning will be asked in other courses. Candidates can also solve past year’s question papers to improve their chances of passing the PESSAT 2021 test.

PESSAT 2023 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 new users and fill out 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 centers across the country.
  4. Candidates who qualify for the test will be called for counseling/interview. 

PESSAT Result 2023

  • PES University’s webpage may be found here.
  • Select “PESSAT Result” from the drop-down menu.
  • After logging in with your application number and password, the PESSAT 2023 scoreboard will appear on the screen.
  • The scorecard can be downloaded and printed.

PESSAT 2023 Scholarships

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 a calculator allowed in the PESSAT exam?

No, calculators are not allowed in the PESSAT exam.

This was all about the PESSAT entrance exam. We hope you find this blog insightful. For more assistance and guidance regarding study abroad admissions and test preparation, get in touch with our experts at Leverage Edu!

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