PESSAT 2017 Exam Pattern

PESSAT 2018 Exam Pattern gives a clear idea to the candidates of the examination to comprehend the topic distribution, marking system and subject etc.

PESSAT 2018 Exam Pattern

Section 1:

Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics – 11th class and 12th class CBSE questions.

30 Percent of the questions will be asked from 11th class CBSE.

70 Percent of the questions will be asked from 12th class CBSE.

Section 2:

20 Questions will be of English grammar.

Duration of Test: 180 minutes

Sr. No. Subject/Topic Name Number of Questions
1 Chemistry 40
2 English 20
3 Mathematics 60
4 Physics 60

There will tentatively be no negative marking in PESSAT 2018 (PES Scholastic Aptitude Test).

PESSAT 2018 exams (PES Scholastic Aptitude Test) test the applicants’ aptitude in four sections:

English Comprehensive / Verbal Ability,

Analytical & Logical Reasoning,

Quantitative Reasoning

General Awareness.

PESSAT 2018 Syllabus Topics

English Comprehensive / Verbal Ability

  • Analogies & Syllogisms
  • Antonyms
  • Contextual usage
  • Fill In the Blanks
  • Idioms
  • Jumbled paragraphs
  • One word substitution
  • Reading Passages
  • Sentence completion/ correction
  • Verbal Reasoning

Analytical & Logical Reasoning

Some of the possible topics in reasoning are:

  • Arrangement
  • Blood Relations
  • Calendars
  • Critical Reasoning
  • Family tree
  • Pie Chart
  • Puzzles
  • Series
  • Statement Conclusions
  • Strong Arguments and Weak Arguments
  • Visual reasoning

Quantitative Reasoning

  • Arithmetic
  • Geometry
  • Number system
  • Percentages
  • Profit & Loss
  • Ratios and Proportion
  • Simple Interest & Compound Interest
  • Time-Speed-Distance
  • Trigonometry
  • Work and time 

General Knowledge

Candidates should follow the updated news for current affairs. Spend about 30 Minutes – 40 Minutes on newspapers daily. For static General Knowledge, refer to any good reading material such as Manorama Yearbook.

PESSAT 2018 Result Analysis

PESSAT 2018 (PES Scholastic Aptitude Test) results are usually announced within a week of taking the exam.

After this, the applicants can attend the Personal Interview (PI) rounds directed in the University campus. Once this is cleared, the applicant can take admission.

PESSAT 2018 Exam Dates

The following are the Important Dates of PESSAT 2018 Application Form

B.Tech Course

Events Dates (Released)
Application Form Availability 10th October 2017
Last date to apply for students from outside Bengaluru 12th April 2018
Last date to apply for students from Bengaluru 17th April 2018
Slot Booking Starts 21st April 2018
PESSAT Exam Date 2018 May 2018
Announcement of Result Last week of May 2018
1st Round of Counselling Starts June 2018
Last date for submission of Original documents
(only for admitted students)
1st week of July 2018
Last date for surrender of B.Tech seat 1st week of July 2018
2nd Round of Counselling Starts 2nd week of July 2018


Other Courses

Events Dates (Released)
Online Registration Starts 10th October 2017
Last date to apply July 2018
Slot Booking Starts 5th January 2018
Date of Exam 10th January to July 2018
Result Declaration Three days after the exam


B.Arch Course

Events Dates (Released)
Online Registration Starts 10th October 2017
Last date to upload NATA and 12th/ 2nd PU scores June 2018
1st round counseling July 2018
Last date for submission of original documents/ surrender of seat (only for admitted students) July 2018


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