PESSAT Exam Pattern 2021: Marking Scheme, Negative Marking, Total Marks

Exam Date

Jun 18, 2021

Result Date

Jul 7, 2021

Apr 7, 2021 | Architecture, Computer


PES University will prescribe the PESSAT exam pattern 2021 in online mode at its official website. For better preparation, it is advised that candidates must go through the complete PESSAT entrance exam pattern. Candidates can also check the syllabus and sample papers of PESSAT 2021 exam to secure good marks in the qualifying exam. The mode of examination will be online through Computer-Based Test. By referring to the PESSAT exam pattern 2021, aspirants will get an idea about the PESSAT marks distribution, paper structure, marking scheme, exam duration, etc. 

As per the PESSAT 2021 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 answers. The paper will be available in English language only. For detailed information regarding the PESSAT exam pattern 2021, candidates can read the entire section below.

PESSAT 2021 Exam Pattern Highlights

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

PESSAT Exam Pattern 2021 Highlights
Particulars Details
Exam Mode Computer Based Test
Exam Duration 3 hours for B.Tech & 2 hours for other courses
Language Medium English
Total Number of Sections Physics - 60 Questions
Mathematics - 60 Questions
Chemistry - 40 Questions
English - 20 Questions
Type of Questions Objective (Multiple Choice Questions)
Total Number of Questions 180 questions
PESSAT Negative Marking Not Applicable

PESSAT Marking Scheme

Marking Scheme plays an significant role for calculating the expected marks of the candidates in the qualifying exam. With the help of PESSAT exam marking scheme, candidates can anayse 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 Exam Pattern for B.Tech 

The PESSAT 2021 Exam Pattern for B.Tech comprises of two sections. Section I will contain questions from Mathematics, Physics, and Chemistry of 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 PESSAT question paper pattern, candidates can refer the table below:

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

PESSAT 2021 Exam Pattern Other Courses 

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


Subject No.Of.Questions
English Comprehension/Verbal Ability 30
Analytical and Logical Reasoning 45
Quantitative Reasoning 45
Total 120


Subject No.Of.Questions
English Comprehension/Verbal Ability 30
Analytical and Logical Reasoning 30
Quantitative Reasoning 20
Basic Law 30
Total  110


Exam Pattern PESSAT-B.Des
Basic knowledge of Colours and Form
General Knowledge
Sensitivity to aspects of Typology
Spatial Sense
Ability to visualize/Imagine
3D visualization
Freehand sketching
Interpreting National laws and Basic Engineering
Basic English
Basic Analytical Ability
  • 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. 

MBA and M.Com

Exam Pattern PESSAT-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


Exam Pattern PESSAT-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


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

MBCA, MCA, and M.Tech

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

M.Pharm/Pharm.D Post Baccalaureate

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

PESSAT Important Topics

The important topics from which questions can be asked in the PESSAT entrance examination are listed below:


  • Electrostatics
  • Current Electricity
  • Magnetic Effects of Current and Magnetism
  • Electromagnetic Induction and Alternating Currents
  • Electromagnetic Waves
  • Optics
  • Dual Nature of Radiation and Matter
  • Atoms and Nuclei
  • Electronic Devices
  • Physical World and Measurement
  • Kinematics
  • Laws of Motion
  • Work, Energy and Power
  • Motion of System of Particles
  • Gravitation
  • Properties of Bulk Matter
  • Thermodynamics
  • Kinetic Theory of Gases
  • Oscillation & Waves


  • Solutions
  • Electrochemistry
  • Chemical Kinetics
  • Surface Chemistry
  • General Principles and Processes of Isolation of Elements
  • p-Block Elements
  • d- and f-Block Elements
  • Coordination Compounds
  • Haloalkanes and Haloarenes
  • Alcohols, Phenols, and Ethers
  • Aldehydes, Ketones, and Carboxylic Acids
  • Organic Compounds Containing Nitrogen
  • Biomolecules
  • Polymers
  • Chemistry in Everyday Life
  • Basic Concepts of Chemistry
  • Classification of Elements & Periodicity in Properties
  • Structure of Atom
  • Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure
  • States of Matter: Gases and Liquids
  • Thermodynamics
  • Equilibrium
  • Redox Reactions
  • Hydrogen
  • s-Block Elements
  • Some p-Block Elements
  • Organic Chemistry: Basic Principles & Techniques
  • Hydrocarbons
  • Environmental Chemistry


  • Relations & Functions
  • Algebra
  • Calculus
  • Vectors and Three-Dimensional Geometry
  • Linear Programming
  • Probability
  • Sets and Functions
  • Algebra
  • Coordinate Geometry
  • Calculus
  • Mathematical Reasoning
  • Statistics and Probability


  • Analogies & Syllogisms
  • Antonyms
  • Contextual usage
  • Fill in the Blanks
  • Idioms
  • Jumbled paragraphs
  • One word substitution
  • Reading Passages
  • Sentence completion/Correction
  • Verbal Reasoning

Note: The question paper format mentioned above will be standard of all irrespective of specializations selected for M.Pharm in the registration form.


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