PESSAT Exam Pattern 2024: Marking Scheme, Total Marks

Parvathy Krishnakumar
Parvathy Krishnakumar

Updated on - Apr 17, 2024

PESSAT Exam Pattern 2024 is prescribed by PES University at its official website. For better preparation, it is advised that candidates must go through the complete PESSAT 2024 Exam Pattern. Candidates can also check the syllabus and sample papers for the PESSAT 2024 exam to secure good marks in the qualifying exam. The mode of examination will be online through a computer-based test. 

As per the PESSAT 2024 exam pattern, there are four sections- Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics & English. The exam duration of PESSAT will be 3 hours. There are a total of 180 questions with a negative marking of 1/4 for every wrong answer.

The paper will be available in the English language only. For detailed information regarding the PESSAT exam pattern 2024, candidates can read the entire section below.

Download: PESSAT Previous Year Question Papers

PESSAT Exam Pattern 2024 Highlights

Candidates who are preparing for the PESSAT exam can check the PESSAT Exam Pattern 2024 in the table below for detailed information.

PESSAT Exam Pattern 2024 Highlights
Particulars Details
Exam Mode Computer Based Test
Exam Duration 3 hours for B.Tech & 2 hours for other courses
Language Medium English
Type of Questions Objective (Multiple Choice Questions)
Total Number of Questions
  • B.Tech- 180 questions
  • Others- 120 questions
PESSAT Negative Marking Not Applicable

Attempt Free: PESSAT Mock Test 2024

PESSAT Marking Scheme 2024

Marking Scheme plays a significant role in calculating the expected marks of the candidates in the qualifying exam. With the help of the PESSAT exam marking scheme, candidates can analyze their approximate marks even before the announcement of the result. The marking scheme as per the PESSAT test pattern is discussed below:

  • For every correct answer, 1 mark will be awarded.
  • There will be no negative marking in PESSAT.

PESSAT 2024 Exam Pattern for B.Tech 

The PESSAT 2024 Exam Pattern for B.Tech comprises two sections. Section I will contain questions from Mathematics, Physics, and Chemistry of the 11th and 12th CBSE syllabus whereas Section II will contain 20 Questions from English Grammar.

The exam duration of the paper will be 180 minutes and the question types will be objective. For detailed information regarding the PESSAT question paper pattern, candidates can refer to the table below.

PESSAT Exam Pattern 2024 for B.Tech
Sections Total Number of Questions
Physics  60
Chemistry  60
Mathematics  40
English 20

Download: PESSAT Syllabus 2024

PESSAT Exam Pattern 2024 Other Courses 

The PESSAT entrance exam pattern for the other courses is discussed below. As per the test pattern, for the B.Tech stream, the time allotted for the entire exam is 180 minutes whereas, for other courses, it is 120 minutes only. 

PESSAT 2024 Exam Pattern for BBA/BBM-HEM/B.Com

PESSAT 2024 Exam Pattern-BBA/ BBM/ BCOM
Subject No.Of.Questions
English Comprehension/Verbal Ability 30
Analytical and Logical Reasoning 45
Quantitative Reasoning 45
Total 120

PESSAT 2024 Exam Pattern for BBA-LLB

PESSAT 2024 Exam Pattern-BBA-LLB
Subject No.Of.Questions
English Comprehension/Verbal Ability 30
Analytical and Logical Reasoning 30
Quantitative Reasoning 20
Basic Law 30
Total  110

PESSAT 2024 Exam Pattern for B.Des

  • PESSAT for B.Des is Design Aptitude Test and is a Pen and Paper test.
  • Candidates for the DAT (Design Aptitude test) are required to bring pens, sketching pencils, and a portfolio of their previous creative works. 
PESSAT 2024 Exam Pattern-B.Des
Subjects
Basic knowledge of Colours and Form Ability to visualize/Imagine
General Knowledge 3D visualization
Sensitivity to aspects of Typology Freehand sketching
Spatial Sense Interpreting National laws and Basic Engineering
Basic Analytical Ability Basic English

PESSAT 2024 Exam Pattern for MBA/M.Com

PESSAT 2024 Exam Pattern-MBA/M.Com
Subject No.Of.Questions
English Comprehension/Verbal Ability 30
Analytical and Logical Reasoning 40
Quantitative Reasoning 40
General Awareness 10
Total 120

PESSAT 2024 Exam Pattern for B.Pharm/Pharm.D

PESSAT 2024 Exam Pattern-B.Pharm/ Pharm.D
Subject No. of Question
Physics 30
Chemistry 30
Mathematics/Biology(Depends upon the candidates choice during registration) 30
English Comprehension 30
Total 120

PESSAT 2024 Exam Pattern for M.Com

PESSAT 2024 Exam Pattern-M.Com
Subject No. of Question
English Comprehensive/Verbal Ability 30
Analytical and Logical Reasoning 40
Quantitative Reasoning 40
General Awareness 10
Total 120

PESSAT 2024 Exam Pattern for BCA/MCA/M.Tech

PESSAT 2024 Exam Pattern-MBCA/ MCA/ M.Tech
Subjects No.Of.Questions
Mathematics 60
Analytical and Logical Ability 20
Computer Awareness 20
English Comprehension 20
Total 120

PESSAT 2024 Exam Pattern for M.Pharm/Pharm.D Post Baccalaureate

PESSAT 2024 Exam Pattern-M.Pharm/ Pharm.D Baccalaureate
Pharmaceutics 30
Pharmaceutical Analysis 30
Pharmacology 30
Pharmacognosy 30
Total 120
Subject No. of Questions

Also Read: PESSAT Eligibility Criteria 2024

PESSAT Important Topics & Preparation Tips

The important topics from which questions can be asked in the PESSAT entrance examination will be different for each course. The candidates can take a look at the detailed PESSAT Exam Pattern 2024 and syllabus to prepare well for the exam.

The tips mentioned below will also help the candidates ace the exam.

  • Understand the exam structure and the time duration you have at your disposal to solve the question paper.
  • Understand the latest updated PESSAT Syllabus.
  • Solve PESSAT previous year question papers to understand the difficulty level of the exam.
  • Solve PESSAT Mock tests to get clarity on the paper structure. 
  • Analyze your strengths and weakness, and play along with them. It is not advisable to waste time on questions in areas you are weak in the exam.
  • Attempt all questions as PESSAT doesn't have negative marking.
  • Keep calm and maintain your composure during the exam.

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