PESSAT 2018 is the entrance exam conducted by PES University, Bengaluru. PES is offering admission to B.Tech, B.Des, BBA, M.Tech, M.Sc in Applied Economics, BBA LLB, MBA, MCA, M.Sc Engineering by Research, PhD programs on basis of PES Entrance Exam. Date of exam is in May for B.Tech, and from January to July for all other courses. PES (Peoples Education Society) Scholastic Aptitude Test is a gateway for admission to around 2576 seats overall. Get here complete details of PESSAT 2018 such as exam dates, application form, slot booking, admit card, result.

Latest: Last date for submission of original documents, surrender of seats & 2nd counselling has been revised. Scroll down to check the same.


PESSAT 2018 application form must first be filled and submitted with fee of Rs 1,050 by last date. Then applicants can book test slot to select which date to appear for exam. Those who book test slot can download admit card. Candidates must take PESSAT 2018 admit card to exam hall on day of exam.

PESSAT 2018 B.Tech Exam Dates

Events Dates
Start of application form submission 11 Oct 2017
Last date of form submission 10 Apr 2018 (for Bengaluru candidates)
10 May 2018 (outside Bengaluru candidates)
Slot Booking 16 Apr 2018
PESSAT 2018 exam dates for B.Tech 20 Apr – 10 May (except 1, 2, 3, 4 May 2018)
Last date to update 12th std/ 2nd PU marks 14 May 2018
PESSAT results 21 May 2018
First counselling 02 & 03 Jun 2018
Last date for submission of original documents (only for
admitted students)
08 Jul 2018 20 Jul 2018
Last date for surrendering of PESSAT seat 08 Jul 2018 20 Jul 2018
Second Round of B.Tech Counseling 15 Jul 2018 22 Jul 2018

PESSAT 2018 B.Arch Admission

PES University will offer admission to B.Arch program only on basis of NATA 2018 score.

Start of application form submission 11 Oct 2017
Last date to submit NATA and 12th/2nd PU scores 06 Jun 2018
First counselling 10 Jun 2018
Last date for submission of Original documents/ Surrender of Seat Jul 2018

PESSAT 2018 Exam Dates of Other Exams

Start of application form submission 11 Oct 2017
Slot Booking 05 Jan 2018
PESSAT 2018 exam dates 10 Jan – Jul 2018
Last date of online registrations Jul 2018
PESSAT results 3 days after exam

PESSAT 2018 Application Form

Application form of PESSAT 2018 is available in online mode only. Candidates must note last date to apply specific to course they are applying for. Instructions to fill PESSAT 2018 application form and fee are same for all courses.

Steps to apply

  • Go to and click on Register Now link.
  • Part 1 – First part of application form / registration requires candidates to select course, enter name, gender, date of birth, email ID.
  • Part 2 – Enter correct details in all fields that come in next part of application form of PESSAT 2018, including personal details and academic details. Select 3 test centre preferences
  • Part 3 – Login using registration number, date of birth. Upload photograph.
  • Part 4 – Pay PESSAT 2018 application fee of Rs 1050.
  • Part 5 – Print application form for future reference.

PESSAT 2018 Application Form Correction

Candidates can request corrections/modifications in PESSAT 2018 application form by sending an email to [email protected] Mention application number, corrections / modifications. Candidates can also send an email to above email ID if their fee was deducted twice. Excess fee will be refunded.

PESSAT 2018 Exam Pattern

The syllabus and exam pattern, in essence, describe the topics from which questions are asked in the exam. Given below are the entrance exam schemes of various PESSAT 2018 online exams.

Note: PESSAT 2018 is an online computer based test except for B.Des.


S.No. Subject No. of Qs.
1 Mathematics 60
2 Physics 60
3 Chemistry 40
4 English 20

Exam duration is 180 minutes.

Syllabus: Questions in Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics are from class XI and XII CBSE.


S.No. Subject No. of Qs.
1 English comprehensive/verbal ability 60
2 Analytical and Logical Reasoning 45
3 Quantitative Reasoning 45

Exam duration is 120 minutes.


Note: B.Des entrance exam is Design Aptitude Test (DAT) which is a paper and pen test. Candidates must bring pens, sketching pencils, eraser and a portfolio of any creative works done.


  • 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


S.No. Subject No. of Qs.
1 English comprehensive/verbal ability 30
2 Analytical and Logical Reasoning 30
3 Quantitative Reasoning 20
4 Basic Law 30

Exam duration is 120 minutes.


S.No. Subject No. of Qs.
1 Mathematics 60
2 Analytical and Logical Ability 20
3 Computer Awareness 20
4 English Comprehension 20

Exam duration is 120 minutes.


S.No. Subject No. of Qs.
1 English Comprehensive / Verbal Ability 30
2 Analytical and Logical Ability 40
3 Quantitative Reasoning 40
4 General Awareness 10

Exam duration is 120 minutes.


S.No. Subject No. of Qs.
1 Mathematics 60
2 Analytical and Logical Ability 20
3 Computer Awareness 20
4 English Comprehension 20

Exam duration is 120 minutes.

M.Sc Applied Economics

S.No. Subject No. of Qs.
1 English Comprehensive / Verbal Ability 30
2 Analytical and Logical Reasoning 30
3 Quantitative Reasoning 30
4 Indian Economic Development 30

Exam duration is 120 minutes.

Test Centres

  • Click Here to find the list of the available centers.

PESSAT 2018 Slot Booking

Candidates can take the test after booking test slots. Know more about slot booking for PESSAT 2018 here.

  • The mode of booking test slot is online.
  • Only those who apply before the last date can do slot booking as per schedule.
  • Dates on which slot booking can be done are given in the important dates table.
  • Candidates can log in with registration number and date of birth for the purpose of PESSAT 2018 Slot Booking.

How to prepare for PESSAT 2018?

According to students who have appeared in PESSAT in previous years, it is not extraordinarily difficult to crack it. Preparation can be done alongside other national level entrance exams.

For example, if you are preparing for JEE Mains then its preparation will be sufficient for PES University entrance exam also. In addition, there is an English section also, so just focus on preparing that in addition.

For BBA / BBA HEM exam, you can study MCQs on English, Verbal Ability, Reasoning, Quant.

If you are appearing for B.Des Entrance Exam then you can take its preparation hand in hand with any other design entrance exam. Work on your creativity and drawing/sketching skills.

Try to build up your speed and accuracy, because, for all courses entrance exams here, you will have less than one minute per question.

PESSAT 2018 Eligibility Criteria

Candidates must note the eligibility criteria which needs to be fulfilled in order to get admission.

Eligibility criteria for B.Tech

  • Candidates must have at least 50%  aggregate in Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics in class 12th or equivalent.
  • Students from CBSE, ICSE, IB and IGCSE boards are eligible. Students from other boards need to take permission first.

Eligibility criteria for B.Des

  • Candidates must have 60% marks or equivalent in 10+2 from any recognized board.

Eligibility criteria for B.Arch

  • No candidate, with less than 50% marks in aggregate, shall be admitted to the architecture course unless he/ she has passed an examination at the end of the new 10+2 scheme of Senior School Certificate Examination or equivalent with Mathematics as subjects of examination at the 10+2 level. OR
  • 10+3 Diploma (any stream) with 50% aggregate marks. OR
  • IB Diploma after 10 years of schooling, with not less than 50% marks in aggregate with Mathematics as a compulsory subject.

For all other courses, candidates may refer

PESSAT 2018 Result

The aspirant can appear in entrance exam once. On the basis of PESSAT 2018 Result, he/she gets admission to the course of choice. Know more about it here:

  • Admission to a program is on basis of PESSAT 2018 Rank.
  • Marks if 10+2 qualifying exam is seen only for the purpose of determining eligibility.
  • Rank is only valid for admission to PES University.
  • On basis of the result, candidates can appear in counseling.
  • In order to check result, the candidate has to visit where the rank displays online through login.
  • If one wishes to opt for a seat allotted through CET, then he/she can surrender seat allotted.

Programs at PES University

B.Tech: Mechanical, Electronics and communication, Computer science, Electrical and Electronics, Civil, Biotechnology (1440 seats –648 through PESSAT 2018 and 576 through KCET 2018).

B.Des: 60 seats.

B.Arch: 40 seats (40 seats – 16 CET quota and 18 PES University Entrance Exam), admission on basis of NATA.

BBA: 180 seats.

BBA HEM: 60 seats.

M.Tech: Computer Science and Engineering (Specializations in Cloud Computing, Web Technologies, Software Engineering, Big Data & IoT, Cyber Security), Electronics & Communication (Specializations in Digital Communication, VLSI Design, Signal Processing), Electrical & Electronics (Specializations in Power Electronics and Drives, Embedded Systems, Smart Power Control), Mechanical Engineering (Specializations in Automotive Technology, Thermo Fluids Engineering, Machine Design, Manufacturing Science and Engineering), Biotechnology* (Specializations in Bio-manufacturing, Computational Biology, Environmental Bioprocesses, Molecular & Medical Biosciences, Civil Engineering* (Specializations in Computer Aided Structures, Transportation, Geotechnical Engineering) [Total 360 seats – 144 KEA PGCET 2018 quota seats and 214 PES University Entrance Exam seats].

M.Sc in Applied Economics: 40 seats.

BBA LLB Hons: 60 seats.

MBA: 300 seats (120 KEA PGCET 2018 quota, 180 PES Entrance Exam).

MCA: 60 seats (24 KEA PGCET 2018 quota, 36 through PES Entrance Exam quota).

PES University Admission Common Entrance Exams


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