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PESSAT 2021 Exam Pattern, Marking Scheme, Syllabus

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Atul Yadav

Exam prep master | Updated On -Jun 10, 2021

PESSAT 2021, designated as Peoples Education Society Scholastic Aptitude Test 2021 is an entrance test conducted by PES University, Bangalore. Through PESSAT 2021 candidates can get admission into B.Tech, along with various other courses being offered by PES University. Check PESSAT Participating Colleges

  • PESSAT 2021 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 2021 will be conducted from June 17  – July 4, 2021, for all courses. It is an online exam, except for B.Des Degree, which is a pen and paper based test.


PESSAT 2021 Exam Pattern Highlights

Here is table presenting some highlights about PESSAT 2021:

Name of Exam Peoples Education Society Scholastic Aptitude Test 2021
Commonly known as PESSAT 2021
Frequency of exam Multiple times in a year in a year (for each course), but candidate can only take it once
Mode of exam Online (except for B.Des.)
Number of questions 120 to 180, depending upon the course
Duration provided 2 to 3 hours, depending upon the course
Negative marking No

PESSAT Exam Pattern

PESSAT 2021 Exam Pattern in Detail

Exam pattern for PESSAT 2021 is different for different courses. PESSAT 2021 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 2021 for different courses:

PESSAT 2021 Pattern for B.Tech:

Subject No. of Questions
Mathematics 60
Physics 60
Chemistry 40
English 20

Note: Duration of Exam – 180 minutes

PESSAT 2021 Pattern for BBA:

Subject No. of Questions
English Comprehensive / Verbal Ability 30
Analytical & Logical Reasoning 45
Quantitative Reasoning 45

Note: Duration of Exam – 120 minutes

PESSAT 2021 Pattern for B.Des: 

S.no Subject
1 Basic Knowledge of Colors and Form
2 General Knowledge
3 Sensitivity to Aspects of Typography
4 Spatial Sense
5 Ability to Visualize/Imagine
6 3D Visualization
7 Free-Hand Sketching
8 Interpreting Natural Laws and Basic Engineering
9 Basic English
10 Basic Analytical Ability

Note: Duration of Exam – 120 minutes

PESSAT 2021 Pattern for M.Tech:

Subject No. of Questions
Mathematics 60
Analytical & Logical Ability 20
Computer Awareness 20
English Comprehension 20

Note: Duration of Exam – 120 minutes

PESSAT 2021 Pattern for MBA/M.Com:

Subject No. of Questions
English Comprehensive / Verbal Ability 30
Analytical & Logical Reasoning 40
Quantitative Reasoning 40
General Awareness 10

Note: Duration of Exam – 120 minutes

PESSAT 2021 Pattern for MCA:

Subject No. of Questions
Mathematics 60
Analytical & Logical Ability 20
Computer Awareness 20
English Comprehension 20

Note: Duration of Exam – 120 minutes

PESSAT 2021 Pattern for M.Sc. (Applied Economics): 

Subject No. of Questions
English Comprehensive / Verbal Ability 30
Analytical & Logical Reasoning 30
Quantitative Reasoning 30
Indian Economic Development 30

Note: Duration of Exam – 120 minutes


PESSAT Marking Scheme

PESSAT 2021 Marking Scheme

PESSAT 2021 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 2021:

  • 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 Syllabus

PESSAT 2021 Syllabus

Syllabus for PESSAT 2021 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 2021 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 2021 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 2021:

Course Syllabus
B.TECH. Syllabus for PESSAT 2021 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.
BBA Syllabus for PESSAT 2021 for this course will include these subjects: English Comprehensive / Verbal Ability, Analytical & Logical Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning
B.DES. Syllabus for PESSAT 2021 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 2021 for this course will include these subjects: Mathematics, Analytical & Logical Ability, Computer Awareness, English Comprehension.
MBA/M.COM. Syllabus for PESSAT 2021 for this course will include these subjects: English Comprehensive / Verbal Ability, Analytical & Logical Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, General Awareness.
MCA Syllabus for PESSAT 2021 for this course will include these subjects: Mathematics, Analytical & Logical Ability, Computer Awareness, English Comprehension.
M.SC. (APPLIED ECONOMICS) Syllabus for PESSAT 2021 for this course will include these subjects: English Comprehensive / Verbal Ability, Analytical & Logical Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, Indian Economic Development.

Important Instructions

Important Instructions

Here are some things about PESSAT 2021 exam that a candidate should keep in mind:

  • Candidate can take PESSAT 2021 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 2021, 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 2021.

*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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