PESSAT 2021 Exam: Admission,Exam pattern,Syllabus |

PESSAT 2021 PES Scholastic Aptitude Test (PESSAT) is a national-level entrance exam conducted by the PES University to offer admission into various undergraduate & postgraduate courses of the university. 

PESSAT 2021  Schedule:



Online registration 20th December 2020
Last date to register for candidates from outside Bengaluru 7th June 2021
Last date to register by candidates who want to take Bengaluru as centre 17th June 2021
Start of slot booking 11th June 2021
Issue of admit card To be announced
PESSAT 2020 18th June -4th July 2021
Last date to update 12th std/ 2nd PUC marks (only for candidates whose 12th/ 2nd PUC results are announced) 5th July, 2021
Declaration of result 7th July  2021
PESSAT 2020 1st Round Counselling July 3rd / 4th week, 2021
Last date for submission of original documents (only for admitted students) August, 2021
Second Round of BTech Counseling August, 2021

 For B.Arch

Events  Dates( Tentatives)

Last date to upload NATA and 12th std / 2nd PU scores online

May/June, 2021

First round counseling at PES University for seat selection

July, 2021

Last date for submission of Original documents / Surrender of Seat (only for admitted students)

July, 2021

Second round Counseling

July, 2021

Formally notified last date of admission

August 2021


PESSAT 2021 Admit Card:

The admit card for PESSAT 2021 is expected to be released online in the 3rd week of April on the official website of PESSAT. Those candidates who will complete their slot booking will be able to download the PESSAT admit card from the official website.

How to Download PESSAT 2021 Admit Card Online?

  • Log on to the website of PESSAT and click on the "Download Admit Card" link
  • Log in through the login credentials (Application no., gender, DOB etc)
  • The admit card will be shown on screen
  • Download it and take at least 2 printouts for future use.

PESSAT 2021 Syllabus:

  • English Comprehensive / Verbal Ability- Verbal Reasoning, Fill In the Blanks, Contextual usage, Analogies & Syllogisms, Antonyms, Sentence completion/ correction, Jumbled paragraphs, Idioms, One word substitution, Reading Passages.
  • Analytical & Logical Reasoning- Family tree, Strong Arguments and Weak Arguments, Puzzles, Visual reasoning, Arrangement, Series, Pie Chart, Blood Relations, Critical Reasoning, Calendars, Statement Conclusions.
  • Quantitative Reasoning- Trigonometry, Ratios and Proportion, Number System, Percentages, Work and time, Simple Interest & Compound Interest, Time-Speed-Distance, Geometry, Arithmetic, Profit & Loss.
  • General Knowledge

PESSAT 2021 Exam Pattern:

PESSAT is a computer-based test. Candidates have to attempt 120 MCQs in 120 minutes. PESSAT 2021 will have four sections- English Comprehensive / Verbal Ability, Analytical & Logical Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, General Awareness. There is no negative marking in PESSAT.

PESSAT 2021 Cut offs:

The cut off for PESSAT 2021 is decided by the exam conducting authorities. The cut off depends upon the no of seats available, applications received for the course, and the average score of the candidates. As the PESSAT entrance test allows students to apply for many different courses, the cut off for the entrance test also varies as per the course. 

PESSAT 2021 Application form:

  • Step-1: Course Selection 
    The candidates have to choose their preferred courses for admission through PESSAT 2021.

  • Step-2: Filling the Application form:
    After choosing the preferred courses, the candidates have to fill all the data such as personal details, academic details, permanent address, Preference of Branches, & Preference of Test Centres, etc.

  • step-3: Uploading scanned documents
    Candidates have to upload their scanned documents such as photograph, signature as per the mentioned specification of the conducting body. The photograph should be coloured and 150x150 pixels. The maximum size should be 80 KB. The format of the photograph should be jpg or gif.

  • Step-4: Application fee payment
    Candidates can pay the fee in both online and offline mode. For e-challan, the candidates will have to pay in cash at ICICI bank branches whereas a demand draft has to be drawn in favour of “PES University General Fund” payable at Bangalore. The application fee is Rs 1050.

  • Step-5: Print out of the Application form
    Finally, the candidates need to take print out of the application form for future use.

PESSAT 2021 Application fees:

Payment of application fee. Pay Rs. 1050 as the application fee of PESSAT 2021. The payment can be done both in online and offline mode.

PESSAT 2021 Counselling:

Those candidates who will be eligible will have to register themselves for the counselling session. The counselling for PESSAT 2021 will be conducted on June-July 2021 tentatively. The procedure for registering will go like, filling up personal details, submitting 10+2 mark details as per subject wise, college selection according to the preference, Filling up choices, payment of counselling fee and seat allotments.

PESSAT 2021 Result:

PESSAT 2020 (PES Scholastic Aptitude Test) result is released in the form of a Rank Card. Candidates who appeared the exam can download their Rank Cards by providing their Registration Number and Date of Birth.

Steps to Download PESSAT 2021 Rank Card:

  • Go to the official website of PES University
  • Click on "PESSAT 2021 Results (BTech Candidates)"
  • Enter your  Registration No. and Date of Birth
  • The Rank Card will appear on the screen
  • Download and take a few print outs of the rank card for future use

To check PESSAT 2021 Result, Click Here

The candidates can find their scores right after the exam gets over on the screen. They can find detailed information like the no of correct answers and the no. of wrong answers. The candidates can also find the result on the very next day, in case they missed it. The result will be on the official website of PESSAT admission website. Along with the result, the authorities will also release the rank details. The counselling session will be done as per the ranking order.

PESSAT 2021 Answer Key:

The candidates can evaluate their result and progress if the answer key gets released by the exam conducting authorities. But in case, if the answer key gets released by the authorities, then the students will be able to find the answer key in the official website.

PESSAT 2021 Eligibility:

  • The candidate must possess a Bachelor’s Degree with at least 50% marks or equivalent CGPA (Under-graduation should be for a minimum of three years).
  • The candidate present a qualifying score in any one of the below entrance exams: PESSAT/MAT/CAT/CMAT.
  • For VTU MBA aspirants, PGCET scores are mandatory. PESSAT is not applicable for the VTU MBA at PESIT South Campus, PESIMSR & PES Central Campus.
  • The candidate should clear the personal interview rounds conducted at the PES University campus.


Q: Who conducts PESSAT 2021?
A: The entrance PESSAT 2021 is conducted by PES (People's Education Society) University.

Q: What is the mode of the payment of application fee?
A: You can pay the application fee in both online and offline mode.

Q: Is there any negative marking in PESSAT 2021?
A: No, there is no negative marking in PESSAT 2021.

Q: What is the duration of the exam?
A: The duration of the exam is 120 minutes.

Q: What is the application fee for PESSAT 2021?
A: The application fee for PESSAT 2021 is Rs. 1050/-.

Q: How to download the admit card for PESSAT 2021?
A: The process of downloading the PESSAT 2021

  • Log on to the website of PESSAT and click on the "Download Admit Card" link
  • Log in through the login credentials (Application no., gender, DOB etc)
  • The admit card will be shown on screen
  • Download it and take at least 2 printouts for future use.

Q: Which entrance scores are accepted by the PES University?
A: The PES University accepts MAT/CAT/CMAT scores rather than PESSAT scores.

Q: How many rounds a candidate has to face to get admission into the PES University?
A: The candidates have to face a Personal interview round with the written test to get admission into PES University.


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