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PES Scholastic Aptitude Test (PESSAT)  2020
PESSAT or PES Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) will be conducted by PES University for admission to various courses offered by the university. Candidates can secure admissions into programmes such as BTech, BBA, BBA in Hotel and Event Management, MTech, MBA, MCA, MSc in Engineering by clearing PESSAT 2020. Candidates interested in Design programmes will have to appear for PESSAT DAT. Aspirants will be shortlisted for admissions in PES University on the basis of their test score as well as their performance in the personal interview round. Candidates need to note that PESSAT 2020 would not be applicable for admissions at PESIT South Campus, PESIMSR & PES Central Campus. Admission to B Arch is done on the basis of NATA score and for BBA LLB (Hons) admission CLAT score is accepted.

The BTech programmes in which candidates can secure admissions through PESSAT are in disciplines such as – Biotechnology, Civil Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering, Electronics and Communication Engineering, Electrical and Electronics Engineering as well as Mechanical Engineering. PESSAT for engineering admissions will be conducted at various test centres located all over the country. However, the exam for all other courses will be conducted only at PES University campus in Bangalore. PES University will conduct PESSAT 2020 in May 2020. Application process for PESSAT 2020 was started from October 4.
 Important Dates
Events Dates
Start of PESSAT 2020 online registrations 4th October 2019
Last date to register for candidates from outside Bengaluru 11th April 2020
Last date for candidates to register who are willing to take PESSAT at Bangalore centre only 20th April 2020
Commencement of slot bookings for all candidates 18th April 2020
PESSAT 2020 Exam 25th April 2020 to 15th May 2020
Last date to update Class 12/2nd PU marks (Only for candidates whose Class 12/2nd PU results are announced) 17th May 2020
PESSAT 2020 result 20th May 2020
PESSAT 2020 first-round counselling 30th May 2020 and 31st May 2020
Last date for submission of original documents (only for admitted students) June last week
PESSAT 2020 second-round counselling July, 2020 (date to be announced)
Final notification of the last date of admission 3rd Auguest 2020
Programme                      Eligibility
B Tech 60% marks in 10+2 or equivalent in Science stream from a recognized board  
B Des 60% marks in 10+2 or equivalent in any stream from a recognized board
B Arch 50% marks in 10+2 or equivalent in Science stream from a recognized board
 10+3 Diploma (any stream) recognised by Central/ State Governments with 50% aggregate marks.
(Or )
International Baccalaureate Diploma, after 10 years of schooling, with not less than 50% marks in aggregate and with Mathematics as compulsory subject of examination.
BBA/BBA-HEM 10+2 or equivalent in any stream from a recognized board
M Tech BE/BTech in Computer Science & Engineering, Information Science & Engineering, and Information Technology and other relevant subjects or equivalent
M Com/M Sc Applied Economics B Com degree from a recognized university
BBA LLB (Hons) 10+2 or equivalent in any stream from a recognized board
MBA At least 50% aggregate in Bachelor’s Degree from any recognized University
MAT Composite Score above 500 / CAT Score above 50th percentile / GMAT Score above 450 for direct admission.
B Tech Double Specialization/B Tech+ M Tech 60% marks in 10+2 or equivalent in Science stream from a recognized board  
Admission Process
Admissions at PES University will be a step by step process. Candidates have to complete application, slot Booking, PESSAT and Counselling/Interview.

STEP 1: Application process

Candidates can apply for PESSAT by filling a form online. To apply online, the candidate will need to register as a new user. On successful registration, the candidates will get their login IDs.

STEP 2: Slot booking

After submission of the form, the candidates will be asked to book a slot for the exam. Once they have booked their slot, admit card will be issued. The candidates must download their admit card


PESSAT 2020 for all courses except B Tech will be conducted at the Bangalore campus. B Tech exam will be held at over 40 test centers across the country.

STEP 4: Counselling/Interview

Candidates passing PESSAT 2020 will be called for Counselling and Interview, on the basis of their scores. A merit list will be released which will contain ranks and schedule for the same.