PESSAT 2024: Application Form, Important Dates, Eligibility Criteria

People & Education Society (PES University), Bangalore is responsible for organizing the PESSAT exam every year. PESSAT officially known as the People’s Education Society Scholastic Aptitude Test is a university-level entrance exam for admission to UG & PG courses in various fields such as Management, Engineering, Hospitality, etc.

Candidates will be selected based on their PESSAT test score as well as their performance in the personal interview round. Selected candidates get enrolled at different campuses of PES University. The university will also accept scores of other national/ state-level exams such as CAT, UCEED, JEE Mains, CLAT, GRE, LSAT, NATA, etc.

Interested and eligible candidates seeking admission to PES University must submit their PESSAT 2024 application form as per the prescribed schedule.

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PESSAT Important Dates

Candidates can check the tentative schedule regarding PESSAT Exam 2024 from the table below.

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For B.Tech Courses

PESSAT registration will start fromOctober 2023
Last date for registration for candidates from outside BengaluruMay 2024
Last date of registration for candidates at Bengaluru city onlyMay 2024
Date of PESSAT slot bookingMay 2024
Date of PESSAT exam 2024May 2024- June 2024
Announcement of resultJune 2024
Date of the first round of counsellingJune 2024
End date for documents submissionJuly 2024
PESSAT Orientation Program for selected candidates final round counseling for B.TechJuly 2024  
Commencement of classesAugust 2024

For Bachelor of Architecture

PESSAT registration will start fromOctober 2023
Last date to upload NATA scores/12th scoresJune 2024
1st round of counselling for seat selectionJune 2024
Last date for documents submissionJuly 2024
2nd round of counsellingJuly 2024
Date of the orientation program for selected candidatesJuly/August 2024
Start of the new sessionAugust 2024

For all other programs

PESSAT registration will start fromOctober 2023
Starting of slot bookingJanuary 2024
Date of PES Scholastic Aptitude TestJanuary- July 2024
Closing of online registrationsJuly 2024
Announcement of PESSAT resultsJuly 2024
Commencement of UG ClassesAugust 2024
Commencement of PG classesSeptember 2024

PESSAT Eligibility Criteria 2024

Candidates should check the PESSAT eligibility criteria before applying for PESSAT exam. The details regarding the PESAAT 2024 eligibility criteria are mentioned below.

CoursesEligibility Criteria
B.Tech coursesShould have passed the 10+2 with a minimum of 50% or equivalent in the science stream from a recognized board 
B.ArchShould have passed the 10+2 with a minimum of 50% or equivalent in the science stream from a recognized board 
MBA CoursesApplicants should hold a Bachelor’s degree from any recognized university or institute to apply for the exam with no less than 50% marks. Candidates with the scores of MAT, PGCET, CMAT, GMAT, CAT, and GRE will be accepted for direct admission.
MCACandidates having a bachelor’s degree in BCA or equivalent with 50% marks will be allowed to appear in the exam.

PESSAT Application Form

The application form for PESSAT 2024 will be released online mode only. It is expected that the application form will be released in October 2024 for PG & UG courses.

Interested and eligible candidates have to fill out the PESSAT application form within the prescribed schedule and appear in the exam. Candidates will have to provide basic details like name, contact number, qualification details, and other details in the application form.

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After filling out all the required details, candidates need to upload their scanned image of a passport-size photograph and signature.

Candidates have to pay the application fee as per the choice of course.

Verify the details carefully before submitting the application form. Candidates should take the hard copy of the application form for further admission process.

PESSAT Application Fee

The PESSAT application fee will be Rs 1150/-. The payment of the application fee will be made through online as well as offline modes. Online payment can be made via credit card/debit card or net banking. For offline fee submission, candidates will be able to use challan or demand draft service.

PESSAT Examination Pattern

Candidates can check the detailed information on PESSAT Exam from the table below.

Examination modeOnline mode
Type of questionsMultiple choice questions
Exam duration3 hours
Marking criteria+1 for each correct answer No negative marking

Subject-wise distribution of marks for each course is given below.

For B.Tech Program

SubjectNumber of marks

 For M.Tech Courses

SubjectNumber of marks
Analytical & Logical Ability20
Computer Awareness20
English Comprehension20

For MBA Courses

SubjectNumber of marks
Analytical & Logical reasoning40
General Awareness10
Quantitative Reasoning40
English Comprehension/verbal ability30

PESSAT Syllabus 2024

The authority will publish the syllabus for the PESSAT exam 2024 in pdf format on the official website. The PESSAT syllabus will be different for all the UG & PG courses. Candidates are advised to check the syllabus of the specified course for which they are applying and then prepare accordingly. Candidates can the detailed PESSAT syllabus on the PES official website.

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PESSAT Slot Booking 2024 & Admit Card

The slot booking process for PESSAT Exam 2024 will be commenced in June 2024 (tentatively). Candidates who want to appear in the PESSAT exam need to book an exam slot as per his/her choice from the available slots. Only after booking a slot, applicants will be issued the PESSAT admit card.   

Candidates need to download the PESSAT Admit card from the official link by providing their application number and password. The PESSAT Hall ticket will comprise details like PESSAT examination centre, exam date and time, PESSAT exam instructions etc. Candidates must carry the admit card to the exam centre on the day of the exam.

PESSAT Result 2024

The University will announce the PESSAT Result online in June 2024. Candidates can check the result by login to the official website using their login credentials. The PESSAT result will include the details like total marks scored in the exam, the candidate’s qualifying status, PESSAT merit rank etc. Qualified candidates will be invited for the further counselling process.

PESSAT Counselling 2024

It is expected that the PESSAT 2024 Counselling process for B.Tech courses will be commenced in June 2024. Only qualified candidates whose names are appeared on the merit list will be allowed to participate in the counselling process.

During the counselling, candidates will have to provide their choices of specialization and campus. The seats will be allotted among the candidates based on scores in the PESSAT exam. After the seat allotment process, candidates need to pay the seat confirmation fees online to confirm their admission.

PESSAT Contact Details

PES University

100 Feet Ring Road, BSK III Stage,

Bangalore – 560 085

Email: [email protected]

Official Website:

Phone Number: +91 80 26722108, +91 80 26721983


What is PESSAT Cutoff 2024?

The cutoff rank for PESSAT 2024 is expected to be 1023 for B.Tech (CSE) and 4994 for ECE programme.

What is a good rank in PESSAT?

As per the previous cutoff record, candidates having a rank between 1- 4500 will be allowed to appear in counselling round.

What is the highest package at PES University?

The maximum placement package for the B.Tech degree offered is Rs 1.5 Crore LPA.

Is PES a tier-1 University?

Yes, it is a tier-1 university.

What is the duration of the PESSAT Exam?

The exam will be for 3 hours.

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