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PESSAT 2018 - PES University

Last Date to Apply

B.Tech- 10 April 2018
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PESSAT 2018 is an All India Exam for admission to PES University. PESSAT 2018 for B.Tech will be held in the month of May 2018, and for non-engineering courses, the admission test would be held from January 2018 to July 2018. After filling the PESSAT 2018 application form, the candidates can select one exam date as per their convenience and availability through slot booking. 

The test will be held in 42 test centres in India for admission of candidates in B.Tech. However, the PESSAT for Medicine, Management, and Life Sciences will be conducted only in the PES University, Bangalore.

PESSAT 2018 is for admission to Undergraduate, Postgraduate, and the Ph.D. Programs. This page gives detail information about the undergraduate courses. Candidate can take admission to the following undergraduate courses through PESSAT 2018

  • B.Tech
  • B.Des (Bachelor of Design)
  • B.Arch
  • BBA

Candidate must note that PESSAT 2018 will not be considered for admissions to P.E.S. Institute of Technology (PESIT) South Campus, P.E.S. Institute of Medical Sciences and Research (PESIMSR) & PES Central Campus. PESIT South Campus will continue affiliation with Visvesvaraya Technological University (VTU), Karnataka. 

PESSAT 2018 Dates for B.Tech 



Dates for B.Tech

Last Date of PESSAT Registration

  • For students outside Bengaluru - 10 April 2018
  • For students in Bengaluru - 10 May 2018

Commencement of PESSAT Slot Booking

15 April 2018

PESSAT Entrance Test

20 April to 10 May 2018

PESSAT Results

May last week 2018

First Round of Counselling

June 2018

Last date to submit the original documents

July 1st week 2018

Last date to surrender seats

July 1st week 2018

Second round of B.Tech counselling

July 2nd week 2018


PESSAT 2018 Dates for All Other Courses



Online Registration for PESSAT Begins

11 October 2017

Online Registration for PASSAT Ends

July 2018

Slot Booking Commencement

5 January 2018

PES Scholastic Aptitude Test

10 January to July 2018


3 Days after taking the test

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PESSAT Eligibility criteria


Mode of Admission

Eligibility Criteria


60% marks in Science Stream (Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics) in 10+2 or equivalent from a recognised board. 


  • UCEED Exam conducted by IIT Bombay

60% marks in 10+2 in any stream or equivalent from a recognised board. 



10+2 or equivalent in any stream from a recognised board.



10+2 or equivalent from recognised board 

 B.Arch  NATA

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.
Aggregate 50%marks in10+3 Diploma (any stream) recognised by Central/ State Governments.
Aggregate 50% marks in International Baccalaureate Diploma, after 10 years of schooling

PESSAT Application form and Admit Card

PESSAT Application process has started, the candidates seeking admission into the PES University have to fill the application form and have to appear in the test. The application form can be filled only through online mode. The link to fill the form to appear in PESSAT is given below.

Apply here

Click Here to Apply Online

Steps to fill the PESSAT 2018 Application Form

The application process has started, the candidates willing to appear in the PESSAT to secure a seat for their favourite course in PES University need to fill the form. To avoid the mistakes while filling up the form, the candidates are provided with the steps.

  • STEP 1: Register on the official website of PESSAT. 
  • STEP 2: After registering candidate has to fill in the name of the course applied, His/her name, Gender, Date of Birth, Email-ID. When you fill in the brief details, click on Confirm button to get a Personal Detail Page.
  • STEP 3: Fill the Personal Detail Page: Here the candidates have to provide all important details such as
    • Candidate's Blood Group, Category, Citizenship, Educational qualification, details of qualifying examination; marks, place of residence, family income, and Contact number to name a few. 
    • Candidate will also have to specify whether he/she is applying through PESSAT, GOI (Govt. of India), J&K (Jammu and Kashmir), and NRI/PIO/FN (Foreign).
    • Select three test centres preferences.  
  • STEP 4: Upload scanned copy of a recent photograph. The candidates have to upload their recent photograph (not more than six months old).
  • STEP 5: Payment and Submission: The application fee can be paid either online using Credit Card/ Debit Card/ Net banking or through DD. And after that, the candidates have to submit the form.

Application Form Submission

The candidates can submit the PESSAT application form in online mode. The candidates who chose to pay the application fee using online mode have not to send a print out of the filled through the post. The candidates paid the application form through demand draft have to send the DD or Challan along with the printed application form to the university. The DD along with the application form must be sent to the following address

Manager – Admissions,
Office of Admissions, PES University,
100 Ft Ring Road, BSK 3rd Stage, 
Bangalore – 560085

PESSAT Admit Card/ Slot Booking 2018

The PESSAT Admit card will be available after the slot booking and will have details about the test centre, exam date, and venue.The PESSAT exam would be conducted on different dates. Thus, the candidates have to book a slot to appear in the exam. They can choose the exam date as per their convenience. The candidates should book the slot, download the admit card and carry it to the examination centre. Candidates should also bring two passport size photographs on the day of the exam.

PESSAT Slot Booking 2018


The candidates applying for PESSAT have to pay the application Fee of Rs. 1050.

PES University Fee Structure


PESSAT Quota Fee

(Per Annum)

CET Quota Fee

(Per Annum)

BE/ B.Tech/
B Arch

Rs. 3,20,000

Rs. 1,00,000


Rs. 3,20,000



Rs 1,60,000



Rs 1,60,000


PESSAT Result and Counselling

PESSAT Result for the BTech course is expected to be declared in the last week of May 2018. However, the result for the all other courses would be declared 3 days after the exam. After the declaration of the result, the candidates would be called for the Personal Interview and then for the counselling.

PESSAT Counselling

The counselling will be held in June 2018. The candidates who will not be able to attend the counselling in person, they will have to authorise somebody else to attend counselling on their behalf. Only candidate/ parent/ guardian would be allowed for the counselling.The candidates have to download the authorization letter and submit beforehand.

Authorization Letter - Download Here


For B.Arch For B.Tech

First Round of Counselling

July 2018 June 2018

Last date to submit the original documents

July 2018 July 1st week 2018

Last date to surrender seats

- July 1st week 2018

Second round of B.Tech counselling

- July 2nd week 2018

Documents Required for PESSAT 2018 Counselling

  • Two DD’s in favour of PES University, payable at Bangalore as per the course appeared for. But a DD of Rs. 5000 would be uniform. Only DD’s are accepted at the time of counselling
  • Rank card and hall ticket of PESSAT
  • 10+2 Mark Sheet (PUC)
  • 10th Mark Card and SSLC Birth Certificate
  • Transfer Certificate
  • Migration Certificate
  • Passport and Stamp size Photos 6 copies
  • A copy of fee receipt and DD’s. 

PESSAT Exam pattern

The candidates going to appear in the PESSAT entrance exam for B.Tech admission will have to follow the exam pattern as given below:

  • Question Paper: Two Sections
  • Duration: 3 Hours
  • Total Marks: 180
  • Marking: 1 marks for each right answer. No negative marking.
Subjects Number of Questions
Physics  60
Chemistry  40
Mathematics 60
English Grammar (Sec 2) 20
Total 180

Click here for exam pattern for other programs

PESSAT Important details
  • PESSAT for all the Non-engineering programs will be conducted only in PES University Campus, Banglore. 
  • For B.Tech program, PESSAT will be conducted at 42 cities in 17 States at various test centres across the country. Candidates can take the exam on Wednesday and Saturday by booking their slots online across any test centre in India. Following is the list of test centres:

PESSAT Test Centres 2018


  • Bangalore
  • Mysore
  • Mangalore
  • Madikeri
  • Hassan
  • Tumkur
  • Chikmagalur
  • Udipi
  • Karwar
  • Shimoga
  • Chitradurga
  • Davangere
  • Haveri
  • Bellary
  • Hubli/Dharwad
  • Belgaum
  • Bagalkot
  • Raichur
  • Bijapur
  • Gulbarga
  • Bidar


  • Ranchi











  • Chandigarh

Andhra Pradesh

  • Hyderabad
  • Vijayawada
  • Ernakulam


  • Jaipur
  • Kota

Assam(North East)

  • Guwahati

Madhya Pradesh

  • Bhopal

Tamil Nadu

  • Chennai
  • Coimbatore


  • Patna
  • Mumbai
  • Pune
  • Nagpur

Uttar Pradesh

  • Lucknow


  • Ahmedabad
New Delhi

West Bengal

  • Kolkata

Jammu & Kashmir

  • Jammu


  • Bhubaneswar


PES University B.Tech, B.Arch & B.Des Seats

Program Total Seats KCET Seats No of PESSAT Quota seats NRI/Foreign/ Sponsored Seats
B.Tech in Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) 540 216 243 81
B.Tech in Electronics and Communication Engineering (ECE) 360 144 162 54
B.Tech in Mechanical Engineering (ME) 240 96 108 36
B.Tech in Electrical and Electronics Engineering (EEE) 120 48 54 18
B.Tech in Civil Engineering (CE) 60 24 27 9
B.Tech in Biotechnology (BT) 60 24 27 9
B.Des. Bachelor of Design (specialisation in product design) 20 0 17 3
B.Des. Bachelor of Design (specialisation in visual communication) 20 0 17 3
B.Des. Bachelor of Design (specialisation in Interaction Design) 20 0 17 3
B.Arch. Bachelor of Architecture 40 16 18 6


BBA Seats

Program Mode of Admission Seats
BBA -Hospitality & Event Management  PESSAT 60

PESSAT Contact

100 feet Ring road,
BSK III Stage,
Bangalore – 560 085
Tel:+91 80 26721983,+91 80 26722108

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