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    PESSAT 2020 Exam Pattern, Marking Scheme, Syllabus

    Neha Rani Neha Rani
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    PESSAT 2020, designated as Peoples Education Society Scholastic Aptitude Test 2020 is an entrance test conducted by PES University, Bangalore. Through PESSAT 2020 candidates can get admission into B.Tech, along with various other courses being offered by PES University. Check PESSAT Participating Colleges

    • PESSAT 2020 Exam Pattern mainly comprise 120-180 questions depending upon the course
    • Marking scheme under PESSAT is same for all courses and there is no negative marking in the exam. Check PESSAT Marking Scheme
    • The exam is conducted in English for a duration of 2-3 hours depending upon the course.
    • The syllabus and pattern varies according to the course candidate are looking for. Check PESSAT Syllabus

    PESSAT 2020 will be conducted from May 5 - May 25, 2020 for B.Tech course and January 15 to July 2020 for other courses. It is an online exam, except for B.Des Degree, which is a pen and paper based test.


    PESSAT 2020 Exam Pattern Highlights

    Here is table presenting some highlights about PESSAT 2020:

    Name of ExamPeoples Education Society Scholastic Aptitude Test 2020
    Commonly known asPESSAT 2020
    Frequency of examMultiple times in a year in a year (for each course), but candidate can only take it once
    Mode of examOnline (except for B.Des.)
    Number of questions120 to 180, depending upon the course
    Duration provided2 to 3 hours, depending upon the course
    Negative markingNo

    PESSAT 2020 Exam Pattern in Detail

    Exam pattern for PESSAT 2020 is different for different courses. PESSAT 2020 for all the courses is online except for B.Des. course.

    Let’s take a look at number of questions, sections and time allotted to students in PESSAT 2020 for different courses:

    PESSAT 2020 Pattern for B.Tech:

    SubjectNo. of Questions
    Mathematics60
    Physics60
    Chemistry40
    English20

    Note: Duration of Exam – 180 minutes

    PESSAT 2020 Pattern for BBA:

    SubjectNo. of Questions
    English Comprehensive / Verbal Ability30
    Analytical & Logical Reasoning45
    Quantitative Reasoning45

    Note: Duration of Exam – 120 minutes

    PESSAT 2020 Pattern for B.Des: 

    S.noSubject
    1Basic Knowledge of Colors and Form
    2General Knowledge
    3Sensitivity to Aspects of Typography
    4Spatial Sense
    5Ability to Visualize/Imagine
    63D Visualization
    7Free-Hand Sketching
    8Interpreting Natural Laws and Basic Engineering
    9Basic English
    10Basic Analytical Ability

    Note: Duration of Exam – 120 minutes

    PESSAT 2020 Pattern for M.Tech:

    SubjectNo. of Questions
    Mathematics60
    Analytical & Logical Ability20
    Computer Awareness20
    English Comprehension20

    Note: Duration of Exam – 120 minutes

    PESSAT 2020 Pattern for MBA/M.Com:

    SubjectNo. of Questions
    English Comprehensive / Verbal Ability30
    Analytical & Logical Reasoning40
    Quantitative Reasoning40
    General Awareness10

    Note: Duration of Exam – 120 minutes

    PESSAT 2020 Pattern for MCA:

    SubjectNo. of Questions
    Mathematics60
    Analytical & Logical Ability20
    Computer Awareness20
    English Comprehension20

    Note: Duration of Exam – 120 minutes

    PESSAT 2020 Pattern for M.Sc. (Applied Economics): 

    SubjectNo. of Questions
    English Comprehensive / Verbal Ability30
    Analytical & Logical Reasoning30
    Quantitative Reasoning30
    Indian Economic Development30

    Note: Duration of Exam – 120 minutes


    PESSAT 2020 Marking Scheme

    PESSAT 2020 marking scheme is very simple and is under the discretion of PESSAT University, Bangalore. Let’s look at some key details about the marking scheme of PESSAT 2020:

    • Candidate is awarded one mark for every correct answer given.
    • Candidate is awarded zero marks for every incorrect answer, which simply means that there is no negative marking for a wrong question.
    • Leaving or not attempting a question will also not lead to any deduction of marks.
    • On the basic of performance in test, candidates will be awarded ranks which will become one of the bases for admission.

    PESSAT 2020 Syllabus

    Syllabus for PESSAT 2020 is set by PES University and can change from year to year. Syllabus for PESSAT varies according to the course a candidate is opting for.

    Currently PES University conducts 7 types of PESSAT 2020 tests as per their different courses. The syllabus and duration varies according to the course for which the test is being conducted.

    Currently, PES university conducts different PESSAT 2020 tests for following courses:

    • B.Tech.
    • BBA
    • B.Des.
    • M.Tech.
    • MBA/M.Com.
    • MCA
    • M.Sc. (Applied Economics)

    Let’s take a look at the syllabus decided by PES University for different courses under PESSAT 2020:

    CourseSyllabus
    B.TECH.Syllabus for PESSAT 2020 for this course will include these subjects: Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, English. For Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics, candidates are advised to follow their Class 12 syllabus. The English section here will contain questions on grammar only.
    BBASyllabus for PESSAT 2020 for this course will include these subjects: English Comprehensive / Verbal Ability, Analytical & Logical Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning
    B.DES.Syllabus for PESSAT 2020 for this course will include these subjects: 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. PESSAT for B.Des is Design Aptitude Test (DAT) and it is a paper and pen test. Candidates are requested to bring with them pens, sketching pencils, eraser and a portfolio of any creative works done.
    M.TECH.Syllabus for PESSAT 2020 for this course will include these subjects: Mathematics, Analytical & Logical Ability, Computer Awareness, English Comprehension.
    MBA/M.COM.Syllabus for PESSAT 2020 for this course will include these subjects: English Comprehensive / Verbal Ability, Analytical & Logical Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, General Awareness.
    MCASyllabus for PESSAT 2020 for this course will include these subjects: Mathematics, Analytical & Logical Ability, Computer Awareness, English Comprehension.
    M.SC. (APPLIED ECONOMICS)Syllabus for PESSAT 2020 for this course will include these subjects: English Comprehensive / Verbal Ability, Analytical & Logical Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, Indian Economic Development.

    Important Instructions

    Here are some things about PESSAT 2020 exam which a candidate should keep in mind:

    • Candidate can take PESSAT 2020 only once.
    • Candidates should not carry any pen, pencil or paper as all these things will be provided inside the exam hall.
    • Before starting the exam, instructions will appear on the computer screen. Candidates are advised to read these carefully so that they can know how to operate the exam.
    • In case candidate has any issues with the computer provided, he/she should immediately contact the invigilator.
    • Since there is no negative marking in PESSAT 2020, candidates are advised to attempt as many questions as they can.
    • Candidates must carry at least one photo id proof along with the hall ticket to be able to appear in PESSAT 2020.

    *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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