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People's Education Society Scholastic Aptitude Test (PESSAT)

People's Education Society Scholastic Aptitude Test (PESSAT)


PESSAT Exam Date (Tentative)


Exam Name 
People's Education Society Scholastic Aptitude Test
Common Name
PESSAT
Conducting Body
PES University
Frequency of Exam
Once a Year
Exam Level
National Level Exam

What is PESSAT?

PESSAT stands for People's Education Society Scholastic Aptitude Test. It is conducted by PES University, Bangalore. 

The PESSAT exam allows students to pursue the courses provided by the PES University. The national level exam is conducted once a year. 

Below is the list of courses offered by PES University through PESSAT:

Engineering:

  • Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech)
  • Bachelor of Technology (Lateral Entry)
  • Master of Technology (M.Tech)

Commerce and Management:

  • Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA)
  • Bachelor of Commerce (B.Com) {Evening and Regular}
  • Master of Commerce (M.Com)
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Design:

  • Bachelor of Design (B.Des) 

Law:

  • Bachelor of Business Administration- Bachelor of Legislative Law (BBA LLB)
  • Bachelor of Arts- Bachelor of Legislative Law (BA LLB)
  • Master of Legislative Law (LLM)

Computer Applications:

  • Master of Computer Applications (MCA)

Pharmacy:

  • Bachelor of Pharmacy (B.Pharm)
  • Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D)
  • Master of Pharmacy (M.Pharm)

PES University Campuses:

PES University offers these courses on 3 of its campuses. Below is a list of the campus and the courses offered by them:

PES University, Ring Road Campus:
  • B.Tech
  • BBA
  • BBA HEM
  • B.Des
  • BBA LLB
  • BA LLB
  • B.Tech (Lateral Entry)
  • MCA
  • MBA
  • M.Tech
PES University, Electronic City Campus:
  • B.Tech
  • BBA
  • B.Tech (Lateral Entry)
PES University, Hanumanth Nagar Campus:
  • M.Com
  • B.Com
  • B.Pharm
  • Pharm.D
  • M.Pharm

Candidates can seek admissions in Bangalore at the PES University by appearing for the PESSAT exam and pursue a dynamic course-curriculum across various fields.

To apply for the exam, candidates have to complete their 10+2 education or graduation degree in the required field of study. 

PESSAT Exam Details:

Mode of Exam Registration
Online
Mode of Examination
Online Except for B.Des Which is Offline
Medium of Exam
English
Total Number of Days
Varies According to Course
Duration
Varies According to Course
Total Marks
Varies According to Course
Types of Questions 
Multiple-Choice Questions and Subjective Type
Level of Exam
Moderate 

PESSAT Exam Dates:

For B.Tech:

Events
Tentative Dates
PESSAT Registration Process Starts
November 1, 2021
PESSAT Registration Ends for Candidates Outside Bangalore 

June 6, 2022

PESSAT Exam

June 20 ? July 10, 2022

PESSAT Results
July 14, 2022
PESSAT Counselling
Second week of July, 2022 
B.Arch :

PESSAT Registration Process Starts
November 1, 2021
uLast date to upload the documents

August, 2022

PESSAT Exam Date

August, 2022

PESSAT 1st Round Counselling

August, 2022

2nd Round Counselling

August, 2022

For Other Programs:

Events
Tentative Dates
PESSAT Registration Process Starts
November 1, 2021
Last Date of Registrations
July, 2022
PESSAT Exam Date
January to July, 2022
PESSAT Results
3 days After the Exam

PESSAT Registration:

Candidates can register for PESSAT by following the below-mentioned steps: 

Step 1: Visit the official website of PESSAT. 
Step 2: Click on the Registration link for PESSAT.
Step 3: Select the preferred course. 
Step 4: Enter your Name, Date of Birth, and Gender. 
Step 5: Submit your Email ID. 
Step 6: Go through the details that have been provided and submit them. 

The candidate's registration number will be sent to their official email address. After submitting the details for the registration process, candidates will be redirected to the PESSAT application form. 

How to fill-up the PESSAT Application Form?

Step 1: Candidates have to select their blood group from the dropdown list. 
Step 2: Select the Nationality, Religion, and Category. 
Step 3: Select the Caste and Mother Tongue. 
Step 4: Enter Family Size and Place of Birth. 
Step 5: Candidates have to submit their Communication Address and a 10-digit valid mobile number.
Step 6: Submit details of Parents.
Step 7: Enter Educational Details
Step 8: Candidates have to select their preferred PESSAT test centres. 
Step 9: Submit a recent passport-size photograph and signature. 
Step 10: Upload the necessary documents related to the educational details, date of birth, gender details, and others. 
Step 11: Pay the fees for PESSAT. 

Candidates can download their PESSAT Application Form by submitting their Registration Number, Date of Birth, and Gender Details. 

PESSAT Fee Structure:

Campus
PESSAT Exam Fee (In Rs.)
Ring Road and Electronic City Campus
1050/-
Hanumanth Nagar Campus
550/-

Documents Required: 

  • Class 10 Marksheet or Equivalent
  • Class 12 Marksheet
  • Graduation Marksheet
  • Provisional Graduation Marksheet
  • Domicile Documents
  • Caste Certificate (If Required)
  • Work Experience Details (If Required)

Apart from the above documents, they need to have a scanned copy of the photograph and signatures in the following format while filling the application form of the PESSAT exam. 

Documents
Specifications
Recent Passport-Size Photograph 

Dimension: 4.5 cm X 3.5 cm

Size: 200 KB

Format: JPEG

Signature

Dimension: 6 cm X 3 cm

Size: 200 KB

Format: JPEG

PESSAT Exam Centres:

PESSAT for B.Tech will be conducted in over 48 exam centres all across the country. 

Following are some of the important PESSAT exam centres. 

Bangalore
Mysore
Dharwad
Vijayawada
Udupi
Hyderabad
Mangalore
Guwahati
Mumbai
Chennai
Pune
Ahmedabad
New Delhi
Jammu
Kolkata
Patna
Bhubaneswar
Ernakulam
Chandigarh
Bhopal
Jaipur
Coimbatore

For other courses at Ring Road, Electronic City and Hanumanth Nagar Campus, PESSAT will be conducted at the respective college campus. 

PESSAT Syllabus & Books:

A) Syllabus for B.Tech:

  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Mathematics
  • English

B) Syllabus for B.Pharm and Pharm D:

  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Biology
  • English

Topics for these PESSAT subjects will be based entirely on the syllabus for 11th and 12th standard. 

Books for B.Tech, B.Pharm, and Pharm D: 

Physics:

Book
Author (s)
Physics Book for Class XI and XII
P. Vivekanandan, D.K. Banerjee and Anand V. Karthik
Challenger Physics
Er. Deepak Agarwal
Nootan Physics
Kumar Mittal
New Simplified Physics
S.L. Arora
Understanding Physics Optics & Modern Physics
DC Pandey
Concepts of Physics
H.C. Verma

Chemistry:

Book
Author (s)
Conceptual Chemistry
Dr. S.K. Jain and Dr. Shailesh K. Jain
Wiley's J.D. Lee Concise Inorganic Chemistry
Sudarsan Guha
Textbook for Chemistry
Dr. M.P. Sawhney
A Textbook Of Organic Chemistry
Dr. R K Gupta
Challenger Chemistry
Dr. J. B. Yadav
Chemistry for Class XI and XII
Dr. H.C. Srivastava
Modern Approach to Chemical Calculations
R. C. Mukherjee

English:

Book
Author
How to Prepare for Verbal Ability 
Arun Sharma
Verbal Ability
Nishit K.Sinha
Word Power Made Easy
Norman K. Lewis
High School Grammar and Composition
Wren and Martin

Mathematics (B.Tech):

Book
Author
Mathematics: Class XI and XII
RD Sharma
The Pearson Guide to Complete Mathematics
Dinesh Khattar
Understanding Mathematics
ML Agarwal

Biology (B.Pharm and Pharm D):

Book
Author (s)
Nootan ISC Biology
Prof. V. Singh and Dr. D.K. Jain
ISC Biology
Veer Bala Rastogi
A Textbook of ISC Biology
Sarita Aggarwal
Trueman's Elementary Biology
K.N. Bhatia

C) Syllabus for B.Tech (Lateral Entry):

PESSAT Questions will be based on their relevant diploma stream. 

D) Syllabus for BBA, B.Com (Evening and Regular), BBA LLB, BA LLB and MBA: 

  • Verbal Ability
  • Analytical and Logical Reasoning
  • Quantitative Aptitude

E) Syllabus for BBA LLB and BA LLB:

  • Verbal Ability
  • Analytical and Logical Reasoning
  • Quantitative Aptitude
  • Basic Law

F) Syllabus for MBA:

  • Verbal Ability
  • Analytical and Logical Reasoning
  • Quantitative Aptitude
  • General Awareness

Books for BBA, B.Com (Evening and Regular), BBA LLB, BA LLB, M.Com and MBA:

Verbal Ability:

Book
Author (s)
How to Prepare for Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension?
Arun Sharma and Meenakshi Upadhyay
High School English Grammar and Composition
Wren & Martin
Personal Guide to Verbal Ability 
Nishit K. Sinha
Word Power Made Easy
Norman Lewis

Quantitative Aptitude:

Book
Author (s)
Quantitative Aptitude
Arun Sharma
Quantitative Aptitude for All Competitive Examinations
Abhijit Guha
Pearson Guide to Quantitative Aptitude and Data Interpretation
Nishit K. Sinha
Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations
R.S. Aggarwal

Analytical and Logical Reasoning: 

Book
Author (s)
How to Prepare for Logical Reasoning
Arun Sharma
Logical Reasoning and Data Interpretation
Nishit K. Sinha
Modern Approach to Logical Reasoning
R.S. Aggarwal

Basic Law (LLB Programs)

Book
Author/ Publisher
Guide for LLB Courses
Surabhi Modi
Self Study Guide For LLB Entrance Examination
Arihant Experts

General Awareness (MBA and M.Com):

Candidates can follow the below sources for preparing for this section of the PESSAt exam:

  • Daily Newspapers such as Times of India, The Hindu, The Indian Express, and others
  • Manorama Year Book
  • YouTube Videos on the relevant topics
  • Books on Art, History, Culture, and others

G) Syllabus for B.Des:

  • Knowledge of College and Form
  • General Knowledge
  • Aspects of Typography
  • Spatial Sense
  • Visualization and Imagination Test
  • 3D Visualization
  • Free-hand Sketching
  • Interpretation of Natural Laws and Basic Engineering
  • Basic English
  • Basic Analytical Ability

PESSAT for B.Des is also known as the Design Aptitude Test or DAT. Apart from answering the examination questions, they also have to submit a portfolio with all their creative works.

Books for B.Des: 

Book
Author/ Publisher
B.Des Exam Guide
LearnX
B.Des Test Series
Ashish Popli

H) Syllabus for M.Tech and MCA:

  • Mathematics
  • Analytical and Logical Ability
  • Computer Awareness
  • English 

Books for M.Tech and MCA: 

English:

Book
Author
How to Prepare for Verbal Ability 
Arun Sharma
Verbal Ability
Nishit K.Sinha
Word Power Made Easy
Norman K. Lewis
High School Grammar and Composition
Wren and Martin

Logical Reasoning:

Book
Author (s)
How to Prepare for Logical Reasoning
Arun Sharma
Logical Reasoning and Data Interpretation
Nishit K. Sinha
Modern Approach to Logical Reasoning
R.S. Aggarwal

Computer Awareness:

Book
Author
Objective Computer Awareness
Arihant Experts
Computer Awareness Exam Guide
LearnX

Mathematics:

Book
Author
Chapterwise Solved Papers for Mathematics
Suraj Singh
Mathematics for All Streams
Abhinav Goel
Mathematics and General Aptitude
Anil K. Maini
Guide for Mathematics
B.S. Grewal

In addition to the above-listed books for the PESSAT exam, candidates should also refer to their undergraduate course materials.  

I) Syllabus for M.Pharm:

  • Pharmaceutics
  • Pharmaceutical Analysis
  • Pharmacology
  • Pharmacognosy

Books for M.Pharm: 

Pharmaceutics and Pharmaceutical Analysis:

Book
Author(s)
Textbook of Hospital Pharmacy
M.C. Allwood and J.T. Fell
Modern Pharmaceutics
G.S. Banker and C.T. Rhode
Pharmaceutical Process Validation
B.T. Loftus and Nash Robert

Pharmacology:

Book
Author(s)
Pharmacology 
H.P. Rang and M.M. Dale
Modern Pharmacology
C.R. Craig and R.E. Stitzel
Lewis's Pharmacology
James Crossland

Pharmacognosy:

Book
Author(s)
Textbook of Pharmacognosy
T.E. Wallis
Guide to Pharmacognosy
V.E. Tylor, L.R. Brady, and S.B. Robbers

PESSAT Exam Pattern:

A) B.Tech:

Exam Mode
Online
Medium
English
Time Allotted
180 Minutes
Number of Questions
180
Number of Sections
2
Division of Sections

Section A: Mathematics, Physics, and Chemistry

Section B: English

Number of Questions Per Subject

Mathematics: 60

Physics: 60 

Chemistry: 40

English: 20

Types of Questions
Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ)
Number of Options
4
Marks Allotted
(+1) for Every Correct Answer
Negative Marking
No Negative Marking

B) B.Tech (Lateral Entry):

Exam Mode
Online
Medium
English
Time Allotted
120 Minutes
Number of Questions
60
Topics
Questions shall be based on the respective Diploma syllabus.
Types of Questions
Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ)
Number of Options
4
Marks Allotted
(+1) for Every Correct Answer
Negative Marking
No Negative Marking

C) BBA and B.Com (Regular and Evening):

Exam Mode
Online
Medium
English
Time Allotted
120 Minutes
Number of Questions
120
Number of Topics
3
Number of Questions Per Topics

Verbal Ability: 30

Analytical & Logical Reasoning: 45

Quantitative Reasoning: 45

Types of Questions
Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ)
Number of Options
4
Marks Allotted
(+1) for Every Correct Answer
Negative Marking
No Negative Marking

D) B.Des:

PESSAT for B.Des will be an offline examination. Candidates will have to bring their stationery to answer the questions based on the topics mentioned above. 

The time allotted for B.Des in the PESSAT exam will be 120 minutes. 

E) BA LLB and BBA LLB:

Exam Mode
Online
Medium
English
Time Allotted
120 Minutes
Number of Questions
120
Number of Topics
4
Number of Questions Per Topics

Verbal Ability: 30

Analytical & Logical Reasoning: 30

Quantitative Reasoning: 30

Basic Law: 30

Types of Questions
Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ)
Number of Options
4
Marks Allotted
(+1) for Every Correct Answer
Negative Marking
No Negative Marking

F) B.Pharm and Pharm.D:

Exam Mode
Online
Medium
English
Time Allotted
120 Minutes
Number of Questions
120
Number of Sections
2
Division of Sections

Section A: Physics, Chemistry, and Biology

Section B: English Comprehension

Number of Questions Per Subject

Physics: 30 

Chemistry: 30

Biology: 30

English Comprehension: 30

Types of Questions
Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ)
Number of Options
4
Marks Allotted
(+1) for Every Correct Answer
Negative Marking
No Negative Marking

G) M.Tech and MCA:

Exam Mode
Online
Medium
English
Time Allotted
120 Minutes
Number of Questions
120
Number of Topics
4
Number of Questions Per Topics

Mathematics: 60

Analytical & Logical Ability: 20

Computer Awareness: 20

English Comprehension: 20

Types of Questions
Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ)
Number of Options
4
Marks Allotted
(+1) for Every Correct Answer
Negative Marking
No Negative Marking

H) M.Com and MBA:

Exam Mode
Online
Medium
English
Time Allotted
120 Minutes
Number of Questions
120
Number of Topics
4
Number of Questions Per Topics

Verbal Ability: 30

Analytical & Logical Reasoning: 40

Quantitative Reasoning: 40

General Awareness: 10

Types of Questions
Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ)
Number of Options
4
Marks Allotted
(+1) for Every Correct Answer
Negative Marking
No Negative Marking

I) M.Pharm:

Exam Mode
Online
Medium
English
Time Allotted
120 Minutes
Number of Questions
120
Number of Topics
6
Number of Questions Per Topics

Pharmaceutics: 30

Pharmaceutical Analysis: 30

Pharmacology: 30

Pharmacognosy: 30

Time Allotted
120 Minutes
Types of Questions
Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ)
Number of Options
4
Marks Allotted
(+1) for Every Correct Answer
Negative Marking
No Negative Marking

PESSAT Exam Preparation Tips:

  • Grasp the PESSAT Syllabus:

Candidates should have a proper idea of the PESSAT exam syllabus. It will allow the candidates to prepare a proper schedule for the exam and follow it meticulously. 

Having proper knowledge of the syllabus of the PESSAT exam will also allow candidates to have a proper idea of the areas in which they are weak and prepare accordingly. 

  • Hold on to the right PESSAT Resources:

Preparing for PESSAT requires the right resources, such as books and e-resources. Candidates should always hold on to the right resources that will help them ace the examination.

  • Ace Revision and Mock Tests for PESSAT:

Revision forms an integral part of exam preparation as it helps the candidates keep themselves updated with the topics. PESSAT Mock Tests also become an important part of the revision process as it allows the candidates to understand the exam pattern. 

Answering multiple mock tests will allow the candidates to devise a strategy in which they will go about the PESSAT Exam Pattern. Candidates should aim to answer at least 8 to 10 mock tests before the final PESSAT examination. 

  • Prepare for PESSAT Healthily:

Candidates must eat and drink healthy to keep themselves in good shape before the PESSAT exam. Apart from that, they should exercise daily to help them become fit both physically and mentally. It's essential to take proper rest and candidates should take regular breaks during the PESSAT exam preparation process. 

PESSAT Admit Card:

Candidates can download the PESSAT Admit Card by following the below-mentioned steps: 

Step 1: Visit the official website of PESSAT. 
Step 2: Click on the link that reads "PESSAT Admit Card".
Step 3: Candidates have to submit their Application Number and Email ID. 
Step 4: They have to book their preferred date and time for the PESSAT Exam.
Step 5: After the candidates have booked the date and time, the Admit Card will be displayed on their screen. 
Step 6: Candidates should check the information provided on the Admit Card of PESSAT exam. If the information is incorrect, then they should take a printout of the admit card. If it's incorrect, then they should report it to the concerned authorities. 

Along with the Admit Card, they have to carry a Government approved ID card to the PESSAT Exam Centre. 

PESSAT Results:

Candidates have to download the PESSAT results by following the below-mentioned steps: 

Step 1: Visit the official website of PESSAT. 
Step 2: Click on the link that reads "PESSAT Results".
Step 3: Candidates will be redirected to the Login page. 
Step 4: They have to enter their PESSAT Roll Number and Date of Birth.
Step 5: The PESSAT Scorecard will be displayed on the candidate's screen. 
Step 6: Candidates can check the details mentioned on the scorecard and download it for future references. If the candidates encounter any problems, then they should report the same to the concerned authorities of the PESSAT exam. 

Based on the rank secured in PESSAT, the PESSAT Merit List will be prepared. Candidates will be invited for the counselling sessions or the further admission process based on the PESSAT Merit List. 

PESSAT Cut offs:

Candidates have to clear the PESSAT Cut off to get invited for the counselling process or further admission process of PES University. 

The Cut offs of the PESSAT exam will be different for all the courses as well as the 3 PES University campuses. 

The Cut offs for the PESSAT exam depends on the following factors:

  • Level of previous year's question paper
  • Performance of candidates
  • Number of seats available
  • Number of candidates appearing for the examination

PESSAT Admission Process: 

A) B.Tech:

Counselling sessions shall be conducted for B.Tech courses. It shall be based on the PESSAT Cut off for the university. 

Below is the list of documents that are required for the B.Tech Counselling Process after the PESSAT exam:

  • PESSAT Scorecard
  • PESSAT Counselling Call Letter
  • Class 10 Marksheet or Equivalent
  • Class 12 Marksheet or Equivalent 
  • Transfer Certificate 
  • Migration Certificate 
  • Character Certificate
  • Caste Certificate (If Required)

B) BBA, B.Com, MBA, M.Com, MCA, and LLB:

PES University shall conduct a Group Discussion (GD) and Personal Interview (PI) process for all the other courses after the PESSAT exam. 

Candidates shall be selected for the courses based on their performance in GD and PI, which will be conducted after the PESSAT exam. 

For all other courses, other than the ones mentioned above, candidates will be admitted based on the marks obtained in the PESSAT Examination.


FAQs

- Candidates need to pass their 12th Standard or Graduation in the required field and minimum marks.

- PESSAT is conducted by PES University.

- Candidates are awarded 1 mark for each correct answer in the PESSAT exam. There are no negative marks for the incorrect answer.

- Candidates aren't allowed to carry calculators for PESSAT.

- PESSAT will be conducted in the online mode except for B.Des, which will be conducted in offline mode.

- Candidates have to pay Rs. 1050 for courses at Ring Road and Electronic City Campus. For courses at the Hanumanth Nagar campus, they have to pay Rs. 550.

- PES University provides separate hostel accommodation for both boys and girls.

- PESSAT exam will be conducting soon.

- Yes, it is compulsory for all qualified candidates to appear for the counselling session for B.Tech admissions after the PESSAT exam.

- PESSAT is not conducted for B.Arch. Admissions to the course is based on the candidate's NATA scores.
Eligibility Criteria

Candidates are required to check out their respective eligibility criteria for their preferred course before applying for the PESSAT exam: 

A) B.Tech:

  • Candidates aspiring to undertake the PESSAT exam to study this course need to complete their 12th Standard in Science with Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics as compulsory subjects.
  • They need to score at least 60% in their 12th Standard. 

B) B.Tech (Lateral Entry):

  • Candidates need to pursue their Diploma in the preferred field of Engineering. 
  • They need to score a minimum of 60% in their Diploma.

C) M.Tech:

  • Candidates aspiring to undertake the PESSAT exam to study this course need to complete their B.Tech in the relevant field of engineering from any of the recognized universities in the country. 
  • They need to score a minimum of 60% in their B.Tech
  • Candidates with relevant work experience can also apply for the course. 

D) BBA and B.Com (Evening and Regular):

  • Candidates can pursue these courses after completing their 12th Standard in any stream from any of the recognized educational boards in India. 
  • They need to score a minimum of 60% in their 12th standard.

E) M.Com:

  • Candidates can pursue this course after completing their B.Com from any of the recognized universities in the country.
  • They need to score at least 60% in their graduation. 
  • Candidates with relevant work experience can also apply for this course. 

F) MBA:

  • Candidates aspiring to undertake the PESSAT exam to study this course must have completed their graduation in any field from any of the recognized universities in the country. 
  • They should have scored a minimum of 50% in their graduation. 
  • Candidates with work experience in their preferred field can also apply for the course. 

G) B.Des:

  • Candidates aspiring to undertake the PESSAT exam to study this course need to score a minimum of 50% in their 12th standard exam in any relevant field. 
  • This course can also be pursued after pursuing a Diploma with English as a compulsory subject. They need to score a minimum of 50% in Diploma as well. 

H) BBA LLB and BA LLB:

  • These courses can be pursued after the completion of 12th Standard in any of the relevant fields from a recognized educational board in the country. 
  • Candidates need to score a minimum of 50% in their 12th Standard.

I) MCA:

  • Candidates who have completed their BCA or relevant 3-year Computer Degree can apply for this program. 
  • They must score a minimum of 50% in their undergraduate degree. 

J) B.Pharm and Pharm.D:

  • Candidates aspiring to undertake the PESSAT exam to study this course must have completed their 12th Standard in Science, with Biology as a compulsory subject, from a recognized educational board in India. 
  • They should have scored a minimum of 50% in their 12th standard. 

K) M.Pharm:

  • Candidates aspiring to undertake the PESSAT exam to study this course must have completed their B.Pharm from any of the recognized universities in the country. 
  • They should score a minimum of 50% in their undergraduate.
  • Candidates must have completed their compulsory internship after their B.Pharm.





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