PESSAT 2018PESSAT 2018The PES Scholastic Aptitude Test or PESSAT is conducted by PES University, Bangalore every year in May for admission into its six B.Tech programmes. PESSAT 2018 is an online test to be conducted in around 42 Indian cities. The online application form of PESSAT 2018 is expected to be available in the third week of September 2017 while the test slot bookings for PESSAT 2018 will start in April 2018. In order to appear for PESSAT 2018, candidates must secure a minimum 60% in class XII or in an equivalent examination. The PESSAT exam pattern covers multiple choice based question from Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and English within a duration of 180 minutes. Through PESSAT 2018 entrance test, the university will fill an approximate 1320 B.Tech seats. Go through this article to get all important information about PESSAT 2018 eligibility criteria, important dates, application form, slot booking, admit card, exam pattern and more.



PESSAT 2018 Overview

Exam name PES (Peoples Education Society) Scholastic Aptitude Test
Exam category Undergraduate
Exam level National
Conducting Body PES University, Bangalore
Commonly known as PESSAT
Programmes covered 6
Exam Duration 3 hours

PESSAT Important Dates 2018

The important dates of PESSAT 2018 provide the overall schedule of events related to the entrance test and admission process. Registration for PESSAT is expected to start in September. PESSAT 2018 will be conducted in different sessions in May. Candidates can check the tentative dates of PESSAT 2018 from the table given below:

PESSAT Dates 2018

S.No. PESSAT Events Important Dates
1. Online registration for PESSAT 2018 to start from 3rd week of September 2017
2. Last date to register for students from outside Bengaluru 2nd week of April 2018
3. Last date to register for students in Bangalore 3rd week of April 2018
4. Commencement of slot booking 3rd week of April 2018
5. PESSAT entrance test to be held on May 2018
6. Declaration of result 4th week of May 2018
7. PESSAT counselling round 1 1st week of June 2018
8. Last date to submit documents by admitted students 1st week of July 2018
9. Last date to surrender allotted seats 1st week of July 2018
10. PESSAT Counselling Round 2 2nd week of July 2018

PESSAT Eligibility Criteria 2018

Candidates willing to appear for PESSAT 2018 have to fulfill the eligibility criteria defined by the university. Following are the PESSAT eligibility criteria required to appear for the entrance test:

  • Candidates must qualify class XII or any other equivalent examination
  • In the qualifying examination, applicants must secure at least 60% aggregate in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics.
  • Candidates can appear for PESSAT aptitude test only once.

PESSAT Eligibility Criteria 2018 for admission: Only students of CBSE, ICSE, State, IB and IGCSE boards will be considered for admissions to B.Tech programmes at PES University, Bangalore. Students who qualified class XII from other boards have to take permission before they opt for admissions.

 PESSAT Application Form 2018

The online application of PESSAT 2018 involves a total number of five steps. Candidates need to register online in order to fill up PESSAT application form. Applicants also have to upload recent passport sized photograph and signature. PESSAT application fee is Rs. 1050 and the payment can be made online through credit card/ debit card/ net banking, challan or by demand draft. The steps required for PESSAT application procedure is as given below:

PESSAT Application Form Steps

Steps PESSAT application form 2018 Procedure
1. PESSAT registration
2. Filling up of PESSAT application form
3. Uploading of photograph and signature
4. Payment of PESSAT application fee
5. Print out of PESSAT application form

PESSAT Slot Booking 2018

Candidates who wish to appear for PESSAT have to book their slots after filling up the application form of the exam. PESSAT slot booking is likely to start in April 2018. Candidates have to book their slot by logging in through their registration number and date of birth. The slot booking process will be done on first-come-first-serve basis. Candidates have to reserve the date and time for the entrance test as per their convenience. Applicants must be very careful while booking a slot as once booked, it cannot be changed.

PESSAT Admit Card 2018

The admit card of PESSAT 2017 will be available only after candidates have booked their respective slots. Candidates have to download PESSAT admit card and take a print out of the same. No candidates will be allowed to appear for PESSAT 2018 without the admit card under any circumstances.( what it includes)

PESSAT Exam Centres 2018

PES University will conduct PESSAT 2018 in 17 major states of the country. Candidates have to choose PESSAT test city preference at the time of filling up the application form. They can choose three cities in the decreasing order of their preferences. The complete address of PESSAT 2018 exam centre will be mentioned on the admit card. Candidates can check the number of PESSAT test cities in each state from the table given below:

PESSAT Test Centres 2018

S.No. States PESSAT 2018 Test Cities
1. Karnataka 21
2. Andhra Pradesh 2
3. Assam (North-East) 1
4. Bihar 1
5. Gujarat 1
6. Jammu & Kashmir 1
7. Jharkhand 1
8. Kerala 1
9. Madhya Pradesh 1
10. Maharashtra 3
11. New Delhi 1
12. Orissa 1
13. Punjab/Haryana 1
14. Rajasthan 2
15. Tamil Nadu 2
16. Uttar Pradesh 1
17. West Bengal 1

PESSAT Exam Pattern 2018

As per PESSAT exam pattern 2018, the aptitude test will be held in the online mode. The test paper will have questions from four sections- Physics, Mathematics, Chemistry and English. More details about PESSAT exam pattern 2018 is given in the table below:

PESSAT Paper Pattern 2018

S.No. Particulars Details
1. Exam mode Online
2. Question type Multiple choice questions
3. Sections Section 1: Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry
Section 2: English
4. Total number of questions 180
5. Question distribution Mathematics – 60
Physics – 60
Chemistry – 40
English – 20
6. Marking scheme No negative marking for incorrect answer
7. Duration 180 minutes

PESSAT Programmes 2018

PES University offers admission into the following B.Tech programmes through PESSAT:

PESSAT B.Tech programmes 2018

S.No. Name of B.Tech Programmes
1. Mechanical
2. Electronics and Communication
3. Computer Science
4. Electrical and Electronics
5. Civil
6. Biotechnology

PESSAT Syllabus 2018

The syllabus of PESSAT 2018 comprises topics from Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and English. For section 1 of the question paper, candidates have to cover the syllabus prescribed for Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry in class XI and XII of CBSE Board. Whereas, section 2 will have questions from English grammar. Candidates must go through the entire syllabus of PESSAT to score better marks in the aptitude test.

PESSAT Result 2018

The result of PESSAT 2018 is likely to be declared in the fourth week of May. PESSAT result will be available online for all the candidates who appeared in the test. To download PESSAT result, candidates have to enter their registration number and date of birth. No other mode will be available to check the result. Candidates must take a print out of the result and keep it safely for future reference.

PESSAT Counselling 2018

The counselling of PESSAT will be conducted for qualified candidates in June 2018. PESSAT counselling will be held at PES University in two rounds. Candidates will be called as per their merit to participate in the counselling of PESSAT. Candidates have to download their counselling letter and report to the venue with all the required documents. Through PESSAT 2018, the university will fill 60% of their B.Tech seats. The remaining 40% seats would be filled by KCET candidates.

Documents required for PESSAT Counselling 2018

  • PESSAT admission order and rank card MQT admission order
  • 10+2 mark sheet
  • Class X mark sheet / Birth certificate
  • Transfer certificate / College leaving certificate
  • Migration certificate (if other than PU board)
  • Six copies each of colour passport size and stamp size photographs
  • Copy of fees receipt
  • Copy of aadhaar card

Contact details:
PES University,
100 Feet Ring Road, Banashankari Stage III,
Dwaraka Nagar, Banashankari,
Bengaluru, Karnataka 560085
Phone number – 91 80 26721983, 91 80 26722108
Email id –
Official website-

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