PESSAT 2021: Result (Out), Counselling, Exam Date, Registration, Eligibility, Login, Official Website

Exam Date

Jul 30, 2021

Result Date

Aug 24, 2021

Aug 24, 2021 | Architecture, Computer


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 Updates:

  • Aug 24, 2021: The results for the PESSAT 2021 exam have been announced today. Those who took part in the exam from Jul 30 to Aug 20, 2021, can check their results by logging in.


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.

PESSAT 2021 at a glance
Exam Name PESSAT
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
Official Website

PESSAT 2021 Exam Date

The PESSAT 2021 application forms will be released on the official website of PES University. The exam will tentatively be held in July 2021. The announcement of the result is usually done within a week of the exam. Post declaration of PESSAT 2021 results, more than one counselling round 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 schedules accordingly.

PESSAT Exam Date 2021 B.Tech

Expected dates for the PESSAT 2021 exam for B.Tech are given below:

Important dates for the PESSAT B.Tech 2021
Events Dates
PESSAT registration starts Dec 20, 2020
Last Date to register for candidates outside of Bengaluru Jul 25, 2021
Last Date for candidates for registering for those who are willing to take PESSAT at Bangalore centre only Jul 30, 2021
Commencement of Slot Bookings Jul 26, 2021
PESSAT 2021 Jul 30, 2021 to Aug 20, 2021
PESSAT Results Aug 24, 2021
PESSAT First Round of Counselling Sep 3, 4, and 5, 2021
Last date for submitting original documents/Last date to surrender PESSAT Seat Sep 24, 2021
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.

Important dates for the PESSAT B.Arch 2021
Events Dates
Commencement of Registration Process Dec 20, 2020
Last date for uploading NATA and PU Scores Online Aug 21, 2021
Start of First round of counselling at PES University for seat selection Aug 25, 2021
Last date for submitting original documents for admitted students or surrendering Seat Sep 24, 2021
Start of Second Round of Counselling To be announced
Last date of admission (formally notified) To be announced

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.

Important dates for the PESSAT-Other Courses 2021
Events Dates
Start of registrations for PESSAT 2021 Dec 20, 2020
Start of Slot Booking Feb 2021
PES Scholastic Aptitude Test (PESSAT 2021) Feb 2021 - Aug 2021
End date for Online Registration Aug 2021
Results of PESSAT 3 days after taking the test
Tentative commencement of UG Programs Aug 23, 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.

PESSAT Eligibility Criteria for Various Courses
Course Eligibility Criteria
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 the 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.

  • B.Tech
    • Mathematics
    • Physics
    • Chemistry
    • English
  • BBA/B.Com
    • English Comprehensive/ Verbal Ability
    • Analytical & Logical Reasoning
    • Quantitive Reasoning
  • B.Des
    • Basic Knowledge of Colors and Form
    • General Knowledge
    • Sensitivity to Aspects of Typography
    • Spatial Sense
    • Ability to Visualize/imagine
    • 3D Visualization
    • Free Hand Sketching
    • Interpreting Natural Laws and Basic Engineering
    • Basic English
    • Basic Analytical Ability
  • LLB
    • English Comprehensive/Verbal Ability
    • Analytical and Logical Reasoning
    • Quantitative Reasoning
    • Basic Law
  • BCA/M.Tech/MCA
    • Mathematics
    • Analytical & Logical Ability
    • English Comprehension
    • Computer Awareness
  • B.Pharm
    • Physics
    • Chemistry
    • Mathematics/Biology
    • English Comprehension
  • MBA/M.Com
    • English Comprehensive/Verbal Ability
    • Analytical & Logical Reasoning
    • Quantitative Reasoning
    • General Awareness

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. The 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 previous years to have an idea of the exam pattern.

Exam patterns for each of the courses offered by PESSAT are given in the table below:

PESSAT Exam Pattern 2021
Course Subject No. of Questions
B.Tech Mathematics 60
Physics 60
Chemistry 40
English 20
BBA English Comprehension/ Verbal Ability 30
Analytical & Logical Reasoning 45
Quantitative Reasoning 45
M.Tech Mathematics 60
Analytical & Logical Ability 20
Computer Awareness 20
English Comprehension 20
MBA/M.Com English Comprehension/ Verbal Ability 30
Analytical & Logical Reasoning 40
Quantitative Reasoning 40
General Awareness 10
MCA Mathematics 60
Analytical & Logical Ability 20
Computer Awareness 20
English comprehension 20
M.Sc (Applied Economics) English Comprehension/ Verbal Ability 30
Analytical & Logical Reasoning 30
Quantitative Reasoning 30
Indian Economic Development 30

Note: Only for the AY 2021-22, PESSAT for B.Tech will not carry questions from the 30% of the syllabus which has been eliminated by the Government due to the COVID situation.

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.

Note: The application fee for the HN campus (All courses) is INR 550.

Uploading Documents

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.

Important Notes

  • 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 log in 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, the 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. The candidates will have to complete the PESSAT Slot booking for appearing in the test. It was done from July 26, 2021, on a first come first serve basis.

Read more: PESSAT Slot Booking

PESSAT 2021 Results

Results for PESSAT 2021 have been announced by the conducting authority, PES University on Aug 24, 2021. For every course other than B.Tech, the PESSAT Results will be declared after 3 days of the 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 2021 merit list depicting ranks of candidates will also be declared soon. Students clearing the cutoff will be called for 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 aspirants 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 scorecard will appear.
  • Review your scorecard 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.

  1. Number of students appearing for the exam
  2. Number of students who qualify in the exam
  3. The difficulty level of the exam
  4. Previous years' cut off trends
  5. Available seats
  6. Reservation policy at the university

PESSAT 2021 Counselling

The counselling process is done to allot seats in PES University. Only those who have made it to 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 will begin from September and the first round of counselling will to be conducted in September 2021. 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 2021 Counselling Schedule
PESSAT Counselling Event Date(Tentative)
First Round Counselling
  • BTech - September 3, 4 and 5, 2021
  • Others- To be announced
Last Date of Document Submission/Verification To be announced
Second Round Counselling To be announced

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 the "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 Scholarship

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 rewards. Mentioned below is the list of types of Scholarships provided by PESSAT. Selected candidates should note the following points and apply accordingly.

Corporate Scholarships: Final year PSE students get the chance to avail of this Scholarship, there is a number of corporate/private companies that offer scholarships to candidates.

MRD Scholarships: A tuition fee waiver (Upto 40%) is provided to the candidates who secure a rank in the top 20%.

Distinction Awards: Students with 7.5 above CGPA get a distinction.

Rural Scholarship: A selected number of PESSAT students hailing from rural backgrounds get free education in engineering.

Research Scholarship: PES University also provides scholarships to students who show interest and excellence in research projects under faculty members.

Contact Details

PES University (Ring Road Campus)

PES University, 100 Feet Ring Road BSK III Stage, Bangalore - 560085

Phone: 080-26721983/080-26722108

PES University (Electronic City Campus)

Hosur Road, 1Km Before Electronic City Bangalore - 560100

Phone: 080-66186610

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:


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.


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