Ranked among one of the top universities in Karnataka, one of India's most trusted educational institutes, PES University, located in Bangalore, with the inclusion of skilled professors in their respective fields provides a top-notch education environment for various programs such as B.Tech, BBA, M.Tech, MBA, MCA, MSc, and many other courses. One of the ways to get admission into PES University is to qualify for the PESSAT 2021 exam. Every year the PESSAT is held in multiple slots at more than 24 cities across India. Candidates compete for admission in one of Karnatka's prominent Institutions for many fields of Undergraduate and Postgraduate studies.
Latest News on PESSAT 2021
- PESSAT 2021 Exam Dates Declared; Apply Now - Published on March 5, 2021
- March 5, 2021: The exam dates for PESSAT 2021 are announced. the registrations will close on June 7, 2021. The exam will be held from June 18 to July 4, 2021.
- December 20, 2020: The application process for PESSAT 2021 starts from today onwards. Interested candidates may start applying now. The last date to apply will likely be in April 2021. Visit the PESSAT Application Form page for more information.
- What is PESSAT?
- PESSAT 2021 Exam Date
- PESSAT 2021 Eligibility
- PESSAT 2021 Syllabus
- PESSAT 2021 Exam Pattern
- PESSAT 2021 Application Form
- PESSAT 2021 Application Process
- PESSAT 2021 Admit Card
- PESSAT 2021 Exam Centres
- PESSAT 2021 Results
- PESSAT 2021 Cut Off
- PESSAT 2021 Counselling
- PESSAT 2021 Reference Book
- PESSAT Scholarship
What is PESSAT?
PESSAT full form is the People's Education Society Scholastic Aptitude Test. PESSAT 2021 is a National-level online entrance exam conducted by the PES University, Bangalore, in the state of Karnataka to screen candidates for intake into various courses offered by it. PESSAT is the foremost step for candidates who want to get admissions into PES University for Under-Graduate (UG) and Post-Graduate (PG) programs.
Based on the candidate's performance in the PESSAT 2021, PES University offers admissions to its various courses. Application forms will be available for students on the PESSAT 2021 official website.
Engineering exams will be conducted at various exam centres which are located all over the country for PESSAT. But, the test centres for all other courses will be conducted in the PES University Bangalore campus only. Candidates who wish to get admission into any of the above-mentioned courses in the PES University have to appear for the PESSAT Exam. Interested applicants can apply to the PESSAT Exam by going to the official website of the university and apply for the same and candidates can find more information on the matter. Candidates should check the eligibility before applying to the PESSAT Exam.
The following table shows some highlights of the PESSAT Exam.
|Full Form||Peoples Education Society Scholastic Aptitude Test|
|Conducting body||PES University, Bangalore|
|Exam Level||University Level|
|Category||Undergraduate and Post Graduate|
|Mode of Exam||Online Mode (Except for B.Des)|
|Registration Fee||INR 1050|
|Duration of the Exam||120 mins to 180 mins, depending upon the course|
|Medium of Exam||English|
|Courses Offered||B.Tech, M.Tech, BBA-HEM, B.Des, B.Arch, BBA, LLB, MCA, M.SC, MBA|
PESSAT 2021 Exam Date
The PESSAT 2021 application forms will be released on the official website of PES University. The exam is usually held in May. The Exam happens on multiple dates. Later, buffer exam is also held. The announcement of the result is done at once. Post declaration of PESSAT 2021 results, more than one counselling rounds are conducted. The PESSAT exam timings will be notified in the admit card once it is released.
Aspirants have to be aware of all the important dates related to the examination so that they can prepare their schedule accordingly.
PESSAT Exam Date 2021 B.Tech
Expected dates for the PESSAT 2021 exam for B.Tech are given below:
|PESSAT registration starts||Dec 20, 2020|
|Last Date to register for candidates outside of Bengaluru||Jun 7, 2021|
|Last Date for candidates for registering for those who are willing to take PESSAT at Bangalore centre only||June 17, 2021|
|Commencement of Slot Bookings||June 11, 2021|
|PESSAT||June 18, 2021 - July 4, 2021|
|PESSAT Results||July 7, 2021|
|PESSAT First Round of Counselling||To be announced|
|Second Round of BTech Counseling||To be announced|
|Commencement of First Semester||To be announced|
PESSAT Exam Date 2021 B.Arch
The expected dates for the PESSAT 2021 exam for B.Arch is given below. As the dates are not officially announced so these are the expected dates for all the important events under the PESSAT B.Arch examination.
|Commencement of Registration Process||Dec 20, 2020|
|Last date for uploading NATA and PU Scores Online||May 2021|
|Start of First round of counselling at PES University for seat selection||May/June 2021|
|Last date for submitting original documents for admitted students or surrendering Seat||June/July 2021|
|Start of Second Round of Counselling||June/July 2021|
|Last date of admission (formally notified)||August 2021|
PESSAT All Other Branches Exam Dates
For all the other branches except B.Tech and B.Arch, these are the tentative examination dates for PESSAT 2021.
|Start of registrations for PESSAT 2021||Dec 20, 2020|
|Start of Slot Booking||February 2021|
|PES Scholastic Aptitude Test (PESSAT 2021)||May 2021 to July 2021|
|End date for Online Registration||May 2021|
|Results of PESSAT||3 days after the day of examination|
|Last date of admission (formally notified)||August 2021|
PESSAT 2021 Eligibility
Candidates who are interested in appearing for the PESSAT 2021 must ensure that they fulfil all of the eligibility criteria set by the PES University. PESSAT 2021 Eligibility varies from course to course, so candidates are required to check the eligibility for the course that they are interested in applying to.
|B.Tech Course||Candidates must have completed their 12th or equivalent examination from a recognized board|
|Candidates must have passed the qualifying examination with Mathematics, Physics, and Chemistry|
|Candidates must have scored a minimum of 60% marks in aggregate in the qualifying examination|
|M.Tech Course||Candidates must have completed B.Tech/BE from a recognized university in a relevant branch|
|BBA Course||Candidates must have completed their 12th or equivalent examination from a recognized board|
|MBA Course||Candidates must have completed their Bachelor Degree from a recognized university in any discipline|
|Appearing candidates are also eligible to apply|
|MCA Course||Candidates must have completed their Bachelor Degree from a recognized university in any discipline|
|Candidates must have passed the qualifying examination with Computer Science or Mathematics or Computer Programming or Business Mathematics or Business Statistics or Statistics as one of the elective subjects.|
|Candidates must have scored a minimum of 50% marks in aggregate in the qualifying examination|
|B.Arch and BBA LLB Courses||Candidates must have passed the NATA examination for getting admission into the B.Arch program|
|Candidates must have passed the CLAT examination for getting admission into the BBA LLB Programme.|
|Candidates need to upload their NATA and CLAT scorecard while filling PESSAT 2021 application form|
PESSAT 2021 Syllabus
Most of the syllabus for various courses of PESSAT exam is comprised of questions from Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics of 11th and 12th class of CBSE board subjects. Questions from Analytical & Logical Reasoning, English Comprehensive/Verbal Ability, Quantitative Reasoning, and General Awareness are also included.
Know more about PESSAT Syllabus.
PESSAT 2021 Exam Pattern
PESSAT 2021 will only be conducted in online mode and each of the courses has a different exam pattern. PESSAT 2021 exam pattern for B.Tech courses is very simple where the candidates will have 3 hours (180 Minutes) to complete the examination. Exam duration for other courses is 2 hours (120 Minutes).
There will be about 180 MCQs for 180 marks (1 mark for each question) and there will be no negative marking. Candidates can take full advantage of the no negative marking system and attempt all the questions. Candidates can refer to the PESSAT sample papers from the previous years to have an idea of the exam pattern.
Exam pattern for each of the courses offered by PESSAT are given in the table below:
|Course||Subject||No. of Questions|
|BBA||English Comprehension/ Verbal Ability||30|
|Analytical & Logical Reasoning||45|
|Analytical & Logical Ability||20|
|MBA/M.Com||English Comprehension/ Verbal Ability||30|
|Analytical & Logical Reasoning||40|
|Analytical & Logical Ability||20|
|M.Sc (Applied Economics)||English Comprehension/ Verbal Ability||30|
|Analytical & Logical Reasoning||30|
|Indian Economic Development||30|
PESSAT 2021 Application Form
PESSAT 2021 Application Form will be made available by the PES University on their official website.
Candidates can apply for PESSAT 2021 only through online mode using Net Banking/Credit Card/Debit Card. PESSAT exam fee is INR 1050 which can either be paid through a debit/credit card online or offline by issuing a demand draft drawn in favour of 'PES University General Fund' which is payable in Bangalore, or through challan.
The candidates are required to upload the scanned images of their photograph and signature. They should be of the prescribed format which is JPEG/JPG or PNG only. Make sure that the photograph is a recent one.
- There is no facility for correction of the PESSAT application form once it is submitted. Then, check twice before submitting the PESSAT 2021 Application form.
- You can find your lost PESSAT Registration Number on the official website using your email and other credentials.
- You can also check your PESSAT Registration Status on the website. Click 'Check Registration Status' for the same on the website.
PESSAT 2021 Application Process
Candidates who are interested in taking the exam should visit the official website and register. Follow the steps given below to register for the exam.
- Visit the official website of PES University.
- Enter the necessary details such as Course, Name, Gender, Date of Birth, and Email.
- The Login ID is generated and sent to your email address.
- Using that login ID the candidate needs to log into the website and fill in the application form.
Note: Any error during application form filling may result in cancellation of candidature whether it might be intentional or otherwise. But such candidates can apply through another application and this will be considered.
PESSAT 2021 Admit Card
PESSAT Admit Card 2021 will not be sent to candidates individually and is only available on the official website of PES University. PESSAT Admit Card 2021 for B.Tech and B.Arch can be obtained from the official website. Candidates are required to download it and take print of it to carry at PESSAT Exam Center.
Steps to download PESSAT 2021 Admit Card
Step 1: Go to the official website of PESSAT
Step 2: An admit card tab/link will be visible on the screen, click on it.
Step 3: A login window will appear, candidates will have to login using their PESSAT Login Credentials.
Step 4: A slot booking section will appear on the screen, book your date and time
Step 5: After successful completion of slot booking, PESSAT 2021 Admit Card will be displayed on the screen
Step 6: Review it, and download.
Step 7: Take a print of your Admit Card
Note: The candidate will not be permitted into the exam centre without admit card, so it is a compulsory document to be carried along on the date of the exam.
PESSAT 2021 Exam Centres
Exam centre for PESSAT 2021 will be mentioned on the admit card of candidates. PESSAT 2021 Exam Centres are spread around India in 39 cities. PESSAT Slot booking is based on first come first serve. Following is the list of exam centres for PESSAT 2021.
|Jammu & Kashmir||Jammu|
|New Delhi||New Delhi|
PESSAT 2021 Results
Results for PESSAT 2021 will be announced by the conducting authority, PES University. For every course other than B.Tech, the PESSAT Results will be declared after 3 days of exam. A merit list and individual scores will both be declared. Results for every slot will be declared at once.
PESSAT 2021 Results can be checked on the PES website by entering the candidate's registration number and date of birth. Candidates will be shortlisted based on their exam scores and performance in the interview. A PESSAT 2021merit list depicting ranks of candidates will most likely to be declared around the result Date. Students clearing the cutoff will be called for the counselling. The PESSAT 2021 Cutoff will depend upon the following factors:
- Number of Candidates Appearing for PESSAT 2021
- Difficulty Level of PESSAT 2021
- Number of Seats Available
How to check PESSAT 2021 Score
To check the PESSAT result, and score, the aspirannts are required to follow the steps mentioned below:
- Go to the official website of PES university.
- Find the PES tab, and click on it.
- Click on the PESSAT result tab.
- A login page will appear, use PESSAT Login Credentials to log in.
- Click on the submit tab, and the PESSAT score card will appear.
- Review your score card and take a print of it.
PESSAT 2021 Cut Off
The exam authorities declare the PESSAT Cut Off in few weeks after the exam. The result and the cut off of the PESSAT will be available on the official website. Shortlisted candidates are asked to attend the counselling process of the PESSAT. The PESSAT Cut Off will differ for every course offered at the university.
Determinants of the PESSAT Cut Off
Many factors determine the PESSAT Cut Off. As the factors affecting the PESSAT Cut Off change yearly, so does the cut off. Candidates can check the determinants of the PESSAT Cut Off listed below.
- Number of students appearing for the exam
- Number of students who qualify the exam
- Difficulty level of the exam
- Previous years' cut off trends
- Available seats
- Reservation policy at the university
PESSAT Cut Off 2019
The PESSAT Cut Off will be decided based on the rank of the candidate. Every branch/major of the engineering program has different PESSAT Cut Off. The PESSAT Cut Off 2019 for every engineering branch is tabulated below. We have given here closing ranks for each degree program.
|Branch||PESSAT Cut Off 2019||PESSAT Cut Off 2018|
|Electronics and Telecommunication||5159||1646|
|Electronics and Electrical||8265||3982|
PESSAT 2021 Counselling
The counselling process is done to allot seats in PES University. Only those who have made it in the merit list are allowed for the Counselling Process. Candidates who are selected based on merit will be required to fill an application online with their details and secured marks.
PESSAT 2021 Counselling Process usually begins from June and the first round of counselling was to be conducted in June 2021. And the second round of counselling regularly conducts in July every year. Candidates will be shortlisted based on their scores and the number of seats available. All the shortlisted candidates will be called for the counselling session according to their allocated dates.
PESSAT Counselling 2021 dates will be announced once the results are out, you can check out the expected counselling dates below.
|PESSAT Counselling Event||Date(Tentative)|
|First Round Counselling||June 2021|
|Last Date of Document Submission/Verification||July 2021|
|Second Round Counselling||July 2021|
Documents required for the PESSAT Counselling Process
Selected candidates should submit their authentic documents for verification. These documents include:
- Admit Card
- Rank Card
- 10+2 Marksheet
- Graduation Marksheet if applicable
- Transfer Certificate
- Birth Certificate
- Migration Certificate
- 6 Passport-sized photographs
- 2 DDs worth INR 2,80,000 and INR 5,000 in favour of "PES University General Fund" that is payable in Bangalore.
PESSAT 2021 Reference Book
The preparation for PESSAT requires a thorough revision of High School Concepts. For instance, the PESSAT for B.Tech will cover a syllabus similar to JEE Main, So NCERT of Physics, Chemistry, and Maths will make your base for study, Along with this, you can use books like HC Verma, ABC, DC Pandey, RS Agrawal etc. For Logical Reasoning and Verbal Ability, you can prepare from Lucent and Manorama Books. For PESSAT preparation, the idea is to have strength in the basics with a blend of practice.
PESSAT offers multiple chances of scholarships for the aspirants. The aspirants who show excellence and belong to specified criteria of scholarship are awarded fee-waiver or cash reward. Mentioned below is the list of type of Scholarships provided by PESSAT. Selected candidaets should note the following points and apply accordingly.
Corporate Scholarships: Final year PSE students get the chance to avail this Scholarship, there is a number of corporate/private companies that offer scholarships to candidates.
MRD Scholarships: A tution fee waiver (Upto 40%) is provided to the candidates who secure rank in top 20%.
Distinction Awards: Students with 7.5 above CGPA get a distinction.
Rural Scholarship: A selected number of PESSAT students hailing from rural background get free education in engineering.
Research Scholarship: PES University also provides scholarship to the students who show interest and excellence in research projects under faculty members.
PES University (Ring Road Campus)
PES University, 100 Feet Ring Road BSK III Stage, Bangalore - 560085
PES University (Electronic City Campus)
Hosur Road, 1Km Before Electronic City Bangalore - 560100
PES University (Hanumantha Nagar Campus)
50 Feet Road, Phase 1 Banashankari Stage I, Hanumanthanagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka – 560050
PESSAT Helpline Number: 080-22429391
Email: [email protected]
Official website: www.pes.edu
Is PESSAT 2021 online exam?
Yes. The PESSAT Exam is completely online and is a computer-based test.
Is there any negative marking in PESSAT?
No. According to the exam pattern of PESSAT, there is no negative marking for wrong answers, so candidates should be attempting as many problems as possible.
Is there Management Quota in PES University?
Yes. The management quota seats are available for NRI/Indian students for higher tuition fees payable every year.
I am appearing for the +2 exam, am I eligible for the PESSAT Exam?
Yes. Any candidate who is appearing for their qualifying exam is eligible for the exam provided that their results are announced before the admission into the university.
How many chances can I take for PESSAT exam?
A candidate can take the PESSAT exam only once a year.
I have already paid PESSAT application fee, but the PES portal says the fee is still pending, what do I do?
Send an email to [email protected] and they see that it is cleared. If any such difficulty arises during the application process, candidates should contact the authorities immediately for help.
When can I book my slot to take the PESSAT exam for B.Tech?
The test slot booking for B.Tech starts in April every year. Candidates should check the official website of the university around that time.
Is the PESSAT score considered for admission at all PES Institutions?
No. PESSAT score is only considered for admission into the PES University.