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PESSAT 2021 Registration (Open), Exam Date, Eligibility, Paper Pattern, and Syllabus

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Suruchi Gupta

Study Abroad Expert | Updated On - May 10, 2021

PESSAT is a university-level exam that is conducted by PES University, Bangalore every year for admission to UG and PG programs. PES University has started PESSAT 2021 Registration on Dec 20, 2020 and it will now be open till June 7, 2021 for candidates outside of Bangalore. Candidates seeking admission in PES can visit the official website to fill the form online. Apply for PESSAT 2021

PES University decides the exam pattern and syllabus of the exam. The exam pattern includes details such as the total number of questions, marks distribution, marking scheme, and other related details about the exam.  The exam duration was 3 hours (180 minutes) comprising of Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, and English papers. Check PESSAT 2021 Pattern & Syllabus

Latest Updates

  • May 2, 2021: PESSAT 2021 Slot booking will start from June 11, 2021. Read more
  • April 30, 2021: PESSAT 2021 Registration open until June 17 for Bangalore candidates. 

The syllabus for PESSAT 2021 BTech section 1 consists of 30% of the questions will be from Class XI CBSE syllabus. And 70 % of the questions will be from the Class XII CBSE syllabus. Section 2 tests the aptitude of candidates in English grammar. This section contains 20 questions. 

  • PESSAT Syllabus for BDes is based on paper and pen test. Candidates are required to bring pens, sketching pencils, an eraser, and a portfolio of any creative works done with them. 
  • PESSAT Syllabus for BPharm/Pharm D’s section 1 tests the Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics/ Biology skills of the candidate. English Comprehension is tested in its Section 2.

PESSAT Exam Dates

PESSAT 2021 Exam Dates

Events Dates
Release of PESSAT application form December 20, 2020
Last date to fill the application form by candidates from outside Bangalore June 7, 2021
Last date to apply by candidates appearing at Bangalore test centres June 17, 2021
Last date for slot booking June 11, 2021
PESSAT 2021 exam June 18 to July 4, 2021
Announcement of Result July 7, 2021
Counselling and admission process July 4th week, 2021

PESSAT Eligibility

PESSAT 2021 Eligibility

Candidates interested in appearing for PESSAT 2021 must ensure that they fulfil all the eligibility conditions. The eligibility criteria are different for different courses. Candidates are advised to check the eligibility criteria carefully before proceeding to fill the application form.

Only Indian citizens are eligible to apply for PESSAT 2021. The eligibility criteria for the various courses offered by PES University are as follows:

B.Tech Course

  • Candidates must have completed their 12th or equivalent examination from a recognized board.
  • Candidates must have passed the qualifying examination with Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics.
  • 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 program.
  • Candidates need to upload their NATA or CLAT scorecard while filling PESSAT 2021 application form.

If candidates do not satisfy the eligibility conditions for the respective course, they cannot apply for PESSAT 2021.


PESSAT Application Form

PESSAT 2021 Application Form

Candidates can fill PESSAT 2021 application form only through the online mode. The application forms are available. Candidates must be careful while filling the application form as the form will be rejected by the university if there is any mistake.

The steps to fill and submit PESSAT 2021 application form are as follows:

  • Visit the official website of PES University, www.pes.edu
  • Go to the “New Registration” page.
  • Select your course. Enter your name, gender, date of birth and email ID.
  • Click on the “proceed” button.
  • Enter all the details that are asked.
  • Your registration number will be generated.
  • Upload your passport size photograph.
  • Select the mode of payment and pay the application fee.

The application fee for PESSAT 2021 is INR 1050. Candidates can make the payment through online mode (net banking/credit card/debit card) or offline mode (demand draft/Challan). The demand draft should be made in favor of “PES University General Fund” that will be payable at Bangalore. Candidates who decide to make the payment through Challan or Demand Draft need to submit the Challan or Demand Draft at the following address along with the printed application form:

Manager-Admissions

Office of Admissions,

PES University,

100 Ft Ring Road, BSK 3rd stage,

Bangalore-560085

Ph: +91 8026726622

Candidates must keep in mind that the application fee for PESSAT 2021 is non-refundable.


PESSAT Slot Booking

PESSAT 2021 Slot Booking

The slot booking for PESSAT 2021 will start from April 24, 2021 for B.Tech and January 6, 2021 for other courses. Candidates can book the time and date of examination according to their preference during slot booking. It will be done on a first-come-first-serve basis. Candidates need to enter their personal details for booking a slot. Once the slot booking is done, candidates will not be allowed to make any changes.

Candidates will be able to download their PESSAT 2021 admit card after the completion of slot booking. Candidates have to enter their registration number and password for downloading the admit card from the official website of PES University. Candidates will not be allowed to sit for the examination if they do not carry their admit card.


PESSAT Exam Center

PESSAT 2021 Exam Center

The exam center for PESSAT 2021 will be mentioned on the admit card of candidates. PESSAT 2021 will be conducted by PES University in different exam centers in different states. There are total 34 exam centers for PESSAT 2021 all across India. During filling the application form, candidates can select the exam center of their choice. The allotment of exam center will be on the basis of the preference of candidates. However, once the exam center is allotted to candidates, it will not be altered by the University.


PESSAT Exam Pattern

PESSAT 2021 Exam Pattern

PESSAT 2021 Exam Pattern is different for different courses. The examination will be conducted only in the online mode. It will be pen and paper based only for B.Des course. The duration of PESSAT examination is 3 hours for B.Tech and 2 hours for all other courses. Total of 180 questions are asked in B.Tech. In other courses, total 120 questions are asked. There will be no negative marking in PESSAT 2021.

The detailed exam pattern for various courses is listed in the tables below:

B.Tech  

S.No. Subjects Number of Questions
1. Mathematics 60
2. Chemistry 40
3. Physics 60
4. English 20

M.Tech  

S.No. Subjects Number of Questions
1. Mathematics 60
2. Computer Awareness 20
3. Analytical and Logical Ability 20
4. English Comprehension 20

M.Com/MBA/MA in Economics  

S.No. Subjects Number of Questions
1. Quantitative Reasoning 40
2. Analytical and Logical Reasoning 40
3. Verbal Ability/English Comprehension 30
4. General Awareness 10

Candidates interested in appearing for PESSAT 2021 must know the exam pattern so that they can be well prepared.


PESSAT Syllabus

PESSAT 2021 Syllabus

The syllabus of PESSAT 2021 is different for different courses. Candidates must know the syllabus of the entrance examination so that they can score well. For B.Tech, the syllabus of PESSAT 2021 will be of 11th and 12th level. Candidates need to study the topics of Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics of 11th and 12th. Candidates should study from their 11th and 12th text books for scoring well in the examination.

For other courses, questions will be asked from Verbal Ability/English Comprehension, Analytical & Logical Reasoning, General Awareness and Quantitative Reasoning. Candidates can also solve previous year question papers to score well in PESSAT 2021 examination. Read More PESSAT Syllabus


PESSAT Result

PESSAT 2021 Result

PESSAT 2021 Result will be announced on the official website of the university. Candidates can check their results only through the online mode. The result will be announced on August 25, 2021, for B.Tech. It will be announced after 3 days of the examination for all other courses.

Candidates have to enter their date of birth and registration number for checking the result. Candidates must take a printout of the result as it will be needed during counselling. The merit list will be prepared by PES University on the basis of the result. Candidates who have secured high marks will find their names on the merit list. The selected candidates whose names appear in the merit list will be called for counselling. The shortlisting of candidates will be done on the basis of their score and personal interview.

PESSAT Cut Off 

PESSAT 2021 cut off is the minimum marks that candidates need to score in the entrance examination for qualifying in it. The cut off marks will be released by PES University after the announcement of the result. The cut off marks depend on various parameters and factors such as the total number of candidates appeared for the examination, the difficulty level of the examination and the availability of seats.


Frequently Asked Questions

PESSAT 2021 Counselling

Candidates who are shortlisted will be called for PESSAT 2021 counselling. There are two rounds in PESSAT counselling. Candidates must submit the counselling fee of 500 INR. Candidates have to bring their original documents during the time of counselling. The documents that are required during counselling are as follows:

  • PESSAT 2021 Admit Card
  • PESSAT 2021 Rank Card
  • Mark Sheet of 10+2 examination
  • Mark sheet of graduation (if applicable)
  • Birth Certificate
  • Transfer Certificate
  • Migration Certificate (if applicable)
  • 6 passport and stamp size photographs
  • Two demand drafts of 2, 80,000 INR and 5000 INR in favor of “PES University General Fund” that is payable at Bangalore.

Candidates will be selected on the basis of their PESSAT 2021 score and personal interview. A short interview will be organized by PES University on the same day of the written examination at the examination center. 60% seats are reserved for PESSAT candidates for B.Tech program. The remaining 40% seats are filled through KCET examination. PES University will give priority to candidates who have qualified PESSAT 2021 examination.


*The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College.

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