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PES Scholastic Aptitude Test (PESSAT)

PES Scholastic Aptitude Test

PES Scholastic Aptitude Test (PESSAT) is a computer-based management entrance exam for admissions to Masters of Business Administration (MBA) courses at PES University. Candidates seeking admission to PES University have to appear for the entrance test. The test duration is for two-hours.

PESSAT management test will only be conducted at PES University campus in Bangalore.

Currently, PES University offers three MBA programmes:

Course Seats Classes / Campus University affiliation
MBA 240 PES University campus PES University
MBA 120 PESIT South Campus VTU, Belgaum
MBA 100 PESIT South Campus IUP, USA

Candidates can also apply to the MBA courses on the basis of PESSAT/MAT/CAT/CMAT scores. Shortlisted candidates will be called for Personal Interview (PI). Once the candidate clears PESSAT exam and PI rounds, admission will be granted


PESSAT is a computer-based test. There is no paper and pencil mode of test. Candidates have to attempt 120 questions in 120 minutes.

PESSAT has four sections:

Subject or Topic Name No of Questions
English Comprehensive / Verbal Ability 30
Analytical & Logical Reasoning 40
Quantitative Reasoning 40
General Awareness 10
Total 120

PESSAT exam features:

  • 120 minutes duration

  • Total of 120 questions

  • Multiple-choice objective type questions.

  • There is NO negative marking in PESSAT exam.

    Examination Centers

    PESSAT for MBA courses will only be conducted at the PES University campus in Bangalore

    PES University
    100 Feet Ring Road
    BSK III Stage,
    Bangalore – 560 085

    Syllubus for PES Scholastic Aptitude Test

    PESSAT exam test the candidates’ aptitude in four sections: English Comprehensive / Verbal Ability, Analytical & Logical Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning and General Awareness.

    Here's a detailed view of some topics covered in PESSAT syllabus:

    English Comprehensive / Verbal Ability
    Verbal Reasoning
    Fill In the Blanks
    Contextual usage
    Analogies & Syllogisms
    Sentence completion/ correction
    Jumbled paragraphs
    One word substitution
    Reading Passages
    Analytical & Logical Reasoning
    Family tree
    Strong Arguments and Weak Arguments
    Visual reasoning
    Pie Chart
    Blood Relations
    Critical Reasoning
    Statement Conclusions
    Quantitative Reasoning
    Ratios and Proportion
    Number system
    Work and time
    Simple Interest & Compound Interest
    Profit & Loss

    General Knowledge

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

    PES Scholastic Aptitude Test Notificationn

    Here, we are updating the tentative date schedule of TANCET 2017:

    September 21, 2016 Start of PESSAT 2017 online registrations
    July 2017 Last date of Online Registrations
    January 5, 2017 Commencement of Slot bookings
    January 7, 2017 – July 2017 PES Scholastic Aptitude Test (PESSAT 2017)
    PESSAT Results 1 Week after taking the test

    Eligibility for PES Scholastic Aptitude Test

    Here’s the eligibility criteria for PESSAT

    • The candidate must possess a Bachelor’s Degree with at least 50% marks or equivalent CGPA (Under-graduation should be for a minimum of three years).

    • The candidate present a qualifying score in any one of the below entrance exams: PESSAT/MAT/CAT/CMAT

    • Please note: For VTU MBA aspirants, PGCET scores are mandatory. PESSAT is not applicable for the VTU MBA at PESIT South Campus, PESIMSR & PES Central Campus.

    The candidate should clear the personal interview rounds conducted at the PES University campus

    PES Scholastic Aptitude Test (PESSAT) Application

    CTo apply for PESSAT, candidates can apply through the online mode from the official website

    After apply for the exam, aspirants have to select their exam slots. PESSAT exam can be taken on every Wednesday and Saturday.

    Mode of Fee Payment Candidates can pay PESSAT test fees of via three modes:

    Credit/Debit card Candidates can pay via through credit or debit card on the official website

    Demand Draft

    Candidates need to submit a Demand Draft in favour of ‘PES University – General fund’, payable at Bangalore, along with completed application forms to the University address given below. Candidates can complete the registration process online and take a printout of the application form here.


    Aspirants can also choose to apply through e-Challans. Take a printout of the e-Challan after filling the online application form. Thereafter, take the challan to any ICICI bank branche and pay the exam fees there.


    PES University
    100 Feet Ring Road,
    BSK III Stage,
    Bangalore – 560 085

    Admit Card / Hall Ticket:

    Post registration, candidates can book the exam slot and take print of hall ticket. Exam can be taken on Wednesday and Saturday every week. Candidates are advised to go through a set of detailed applying instructions which are listed on PES University’s official website.

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