PESSAT 2018: Application Form, Exam Pattern, Dates, Slot Booking

PESSAT 2018PESSAT 2018 Application Form has been released now. PESSAT 2018 (PES Scholastic Aptitude Test) is the national level entrance exam. This exam is managed by the PES University, Bangalore. It is organized to get admission into various undergraduate & postgraduate courses of the university. PESSAT 2018 exam is conducted on two different dates for engineering & other programmes. This exam will be attempted only once in an academic year. PESSAT Slot Booking 2018 (except B.Tech) course has been started now. Candidates can check this article to get detailed information regarding to the PEESAT 2018.

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PESSAT 2018 Notifications – Slot Booking Started

newiconPESSAT 2018 Slot Booking for various courses (except B.Tech) has been started from 9th January 2018.Check here for slot booking details.

PESSAT 2018 application form has been released from 10th October 2017.Click here for application form.

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PESSAT 2018 Some Important Dates has been revised now. The examination for B.Tech exam will be organized from 20th April to 15th May 2018. Check Below.

PESSAT Exam Dates

Here, we are providing two tables in which the official schedule for PESSAT exam is given. One for B.Tech and another is for all other courses.

For B.Tech Course:

EventsDates (Announced)
Application Form Availability10th October 2017
Last date to apply for students from outside Bengaluru10th April 2018
Last date to apply for students from Bengaluru17th April 2018
Slot Booking Starts15th April 2018
PESSAT Exam Date 201820th April to 15th May 2018 (Except for May 1, 2, 3 and 4 when there will be no exams at any center)
Announcement of ResultMay 2018
1st Round of Counselling StartsJune 2018
Last date for submission of Original documents
(only for admitted students)
1st week of July 2018
2nd Round of Counselling Starts2nd week of July 2018

For Other Courses:

EventsDates (Announced)
Starting of online registration10th October 2017
Last date to applyJuly 2018
Slot Booking Starts9th January 2018
Date of Exam10th January to July 2018
Result Declaration3 days after taking exam

For B.Arch Course:

EventsDates (Announced)
Starting of online registration10th October 2017
Last date to upload NATA and 12th/ 2nd PU scoresJune 2018
First round counselingJuly 2018
Last date for submission of original documents/ surrender of seat (only for admitted students)July 2018

PESSAT Application Form 2018

Candidates can get the application form only through online mode from the website. Check below other details about PESSAT 2018 Application Form:

  • The application form has been issued from 10th October 2017 for B.Tech & all other courses.
  • The last date to fill the application form will be the 17th April 2018 (for B.Tech) & July 2018 (for other courses).
  • There is no other mode to fill the application form.
  • In case of any mistake done by the candidate, the form will be rejected.
  • There is no need to send the application by post or through offline mode.

Application Fee:

  • The application fee is Rs. 1050/-.
  • Payment should be done through online (credit card/debit card/net banking) or offline (Challan/demand draft) mode.
  • The DD will be made in the favor of “PES University General Fund” payable at Bangalore.
  • Candidates, those make payment through DD or Challan have to submit the DD/Challan along with the print application form in the given address:

Manager – Admissions
Office of Admissions,
PES University,
100 Ft Ring Road, BSK 3rd Stage,
Bangalore – 560085
Ph: +91 8026726622

Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility Criteria are given below for engineering & other courses:


  • Candidates must be a citizen of India.

For B.Tech Course:

  • Qualifying Exam: Candidates should have completed their 10+2 or equivalent examination from a recognized board.
  • Subjects: Candidates have to qualify the qualifying exam with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics subjects.
  • Minimum Marks: Candidates have to score at least 60% aggregate marks in the qualifying exam.
  • Score: To get admission into B.Tech programme, candidates have a test score in PESSAT (National level exam) or KCET (State level exam) required.
  • Board: Only the students of CBSE, ICSE, State, IB and IGCSE boards will be considered for admissions to the programs at PES. Students of other boards need to take prior permission before they opt for admissions.

M.Tech Course:

  • Qualifying Exam: Candidates should have completed BE/B.Tech degree in a relevant branch from a recognized university.
  • Test Scores: Candidates have a test score in PESSAT, PGCET or GATE required.


  • Qualifying Exam: Candidates have to pass their 10+2 or equivalent examination in any stream from a recognized board.

MBA Course:

  • Qualifying Exam: Candidates have to qualify their bachelor degree in any discipline from a recognized university.
  • Minimum Marks: Candidates should pass the above exam with 60% marks.
  • Appearing candidates can also apply.
  • Test Score: Candidates have test scores in PESSAT, PGCET, MAT, CMAT, CAT, GMAT, GRE is required.

MCA Course:

  • Qualifying Exam: Candidates have to complete their undergraduate degree in any discipline from a recognized university.
  • Subjects: Candidates have to pass the above exam with Mathematics or Computer Science or Business Mathematics or Statistics or Business Statistics or Computer programming as one of the elective subjects.
  • Minimum Marks: Candidates have to secure minimum 50% aggregate marks in the qualifying exam.
  • Test Score: Candidates have a test score in PESSAT & PGCET.

B.Arch & BBA LLB Courses:

  • NATA Score Card: To get admission into B.Arch programme, candidates have to pass NATA exam.
  • CLAT Score Card: For admission into the BBA LLB course, candidates have to qualify CLAT exam.
  • It is mandatory to fill the PEESAT application form in which candidates have to upload their CLAT/NATA score.
  • Qualifying Exam: For B.Arch course, candidates must pass the 10+2 examination with 50% aggregate marks and should have studied mathematics as a mandatory course.

B.Des Course:

  • Qualifying Exam: Candidates should complete 10+2 or equivalent examination in any stream from a recognized board.
  • Minimum Marks: Pass the above exam with 60% marks.
  • Score: To get admission into this course, candidates have a test score in PESSAT & UCEED.

PESSAT Exam Pattern

The exam pattern is different for all courses offered by the PESSAT. Here, we are mentioning the exam pattern for B.Tech, M.Tech, MBA/M.Com/MA (Economics).

  • Exam Mode: The exam will be conducted only through online mode. Only for B.Des course, the exam will be held through paper and pen based.
  • Duration: The exam duration for B.Tech will be 3 hours and for other courses, it will be 2 hours.
  • No. of Questions: For B.Tech, total 180 questions will be asked. For other courses, total 120 questions will come in the examination.
  • Negative Marking: There is no provision of negative marking.
  • Interview: After taking PESSAT exam, candidates shall go through a short interview on the same day of the test in the campus.

Note: For the courses, BBA / BBA-HEM / BBA, LLB / B.Des / MBA / MCA / MTech / MSc (Applied Economics), PESSAT will be conducted on every Wednesday and Saturday starting from 7th January 2017 at PES University campus (Banashankari, Bangalore) ONLY. Candidates can take the test after booking their slots online.

Exam Pattern of B.Tech:

SubjectsNo. of Questions

Exam Pattern for M.Tech:

SubjectsNo. of Questions
Analytical & Logical Ability20
Computer Awareness20
English Comprehension20

Exam Pattern for MBA:

SubjectsNo. of Questions
English Comprehension/Verbal Ability30
Analytical & Logical Reasoning40
Quantitative Reasoning40
General Awareness10

Click here to check PESSAT 2018 Exam Pattern (for Other Courses).

PESSAT Syllabus

The syllabus of PESSAT 2018 for engineering will consist of class 11th and 12th level. For other courses, it will ask from Analytical & Logical Reasoning, English Comprehensive/Verbal Ability, Quantitative Reasoning and General Awareness. Candidates can go through the textbook of class 11th and 12th. Candidates can also study their previous academic course books according to the syllabus.

Test Centers

The PESSAT Exam will be organized into the following centers:

  • Karnataka: Bangalore, Mysore, Mangalore, Madikeri, Hassan, Tumkur, Chikmagalur, Udipi, Karwar, Shimoga, Chitradurga, Davangere, Haveri, Bellary, Hubli/Darwad, Belgaum, Bagalkot, Raichur, Bijapur, Gulbarga, Bidar.
  • Andhra Pradesh: Hyderabad, Vijayawada.
  • Assam (North East): Guwahati.
  • Bihar: Patna.
  • Gujarat: Ahmedabad
  • Jammu & Kashmir: Jammu
  • Jharkhand: Ranchi
  • Kerala: Ernakulam.
  • Madhya Pradesh: Bhopal
  • Maharshtra: Mumbai, Pune, Nagpur
  • New Delhi: New Delhi
  • Orissa: Bhubaneswar.
  • Punjab/Haryana: Chandigarh
  • Rajasthan: Jaipur, Kota
  • Tamil Nadu: Chennai, Coimbatore
  • Uttar Pradesh: Lucknow
  • West Bengal: Kolkata

FAQ’s (Most Asked Questions)

Answer: PESSAT 2018 will be conducted by the PES University for offering admission into UG & PG courses.
Answer: The Application form has been released from 10th October 2017.
Answer: Once the form filling process will be completed, no changes will be done further.
Answer: No, the only online mode is available.
Answer: Yes, only in case of payment through Challan or DD.
Answer: The cost of the application fee is Rs. 1050.

Answer: There are two modes to pay the application fee:

  • Online (credit card/debit card/net banking)
  • Offline (Challan/demand draft)
Answer: Candidates have to pass their 10+2 or equivalent examination with PCM subjects. For more details, check the eligibility criteria section above.
Answer: The exam will be held through online mode. For B.Des course, the exam will be organized through offline mode.

Answer: The exam pattern is different for engineering and other courses. You can check in the above section of the exam pattern.

Still any question, leave your comment.

PESSAT Slot Booking/Admit Card

PESSAT 2018 Slot Booking will be started from 21st April 2018 through online mode for B.Tech course. The slot booking process for other courses has been started from 9th January 2018. In slot booking, candidates can book their exam date & time according to their preference. The slot booking process will be done on the first-come-first-serve basis. Candidates can book a slot by entering their personal details. No changes will be allowed once the slot booking done. Candidates will be able to get their PESSAT Admit Card after the completing of the slot booing.


Candidates those appeared in the PESSAT entrance examination can access their result through online mode. PESSAT results will be released in the last week of May 2018 for B.Tech course. For other courses, the result will be declared after one week of the exam. Candidates will check their results by entering the registration number and Date of Birth. Keep the print copy of the result for future use. On the basis of the result, the merit list will be prepared. Candidates will be shortlisted on the basis of the test score and personal interview.

PESSAT Counselling

Shortlisted candidates will be called for the counselling process on the basis of the merit list. The conducting authority will organize through offline mode. PESSAT Counselling will be organized in two rounds. For B.Tech course, the counselling will be started in the month of June 2018. Candidates have to submit the counselling fee of Rs. 500.

Documents Required at the time of counselling:

  • High School & Intermediate Marksheet
  • Birth Certificate
  • Six passport and stamp size photographs
  • Migration Certificate (If applicable)
  • Transfer Certificate
  • PESSAT Admit Card 2018
  • PESSAT Rank Card 2018
  • Two demand drafts of Rs. 2,80,000/- and Rs 5000/- in favor of “PES UNIVERSITY GENERAL FUND” payable at Bangalore.

PESSAT Admission 2018

Interested candidates can get admission in the PES University for the B.Tech course on the basis of PESSAT score and personal interview. The authority will organize a short interview on the same day of the test in the examination center after the PESSAT written test. For B.Tech programme, 60% seats will be reserved for PESSAT candidates. Remaining 40% seats will be filled through KCET a state level exam. The priority will be given to the PESSAT entrance test scores. Admission to BBA LLB course at PES University can be done through either CLAT score or by taking PESSAT. Admissions to B.Arch course at PES University is through the NATA score.

If you have any query about PESSAT 2018, you can your query in the comment box.

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  1. Sanket Mahajan says:

    what ask in interview of PESSAT??

  2. Sanket Mahajan says:

    Addmission is based on??

  3. Muskan pethe says:

    Addmission is based on rank of PESSAT or both PESSAT and interview .

  4. sulagna chatterjee says:

    Can 12th final exam Appeared student of west bengal board eligible to apply??

  5. Nagendra kumar says:

    Is their any fee concession for the person who get seat in JEE ?

  6. Yashasavi says:

    Is there any scholarship for the girls of general category?

  7. Mohd Danish Ansari says:

    I am Indian. Migration certificate is necessary for me…..

  8. Amit Miharia says:

    How to apply for Bio Tech

  9. Prathima says:

    My son is OCI(Overseas citizen of India)and currently studying in 12th. He has studied in India from class 1. Is he eligible to apply for engineering for 2018 ?

  10. Rahul Joshi says:

    Hello I am BCA 2018 batch can I apply pessat entrance 2018

  11. Bhaskar Kalita says:

    Can 12th final exam Appeared student apply?

  12. Poorna Sai says:

    Is diploma students are eligible to apply

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