PESSAT 2018: Exam Date, Result, Eligibility, Application Form


  • PESSAT stands for PES Scholastic Aptitude Test.
  • PES here stands for Peoples Education Society
  • This test is conducted by the PES University and it is one of the engineering entrance examinations in India.
  • PES University began its journey as PESIT or PES Institute of Technology in the year 1988.
  • This institute holds the pride of being the first engineering college under the PES Group of Institutions.
  • The vision of the institution is to make the students superior with respect to the profession and also to convert them into strong global manpower in an ethical manner.
  • The institute follows an exclusive educational system that will make sure that the students will acquire not just deep knowledge in the selected area of knowledge, but an all-inclusive set of skills. The skills they gain from the institution will prepare them with the skill needed to face the corporate world.
  • A team of experienced and dedicated faculty members with research bent of mind has been taking the institutions towards excellence in research and development activities.
  • The results obtained by the institution are consistent and the students have been obtaining university ranks.
  • The alumni of the institution have occupied higher positions in premier organizations not just in India, but also abroad.
  • Due to her excellence in education and research, the institution has conferred the status of PES University. It stands as one of the best private universities in Karnataka.
  • Admissions to this university are done through PESSAT.
  • PESSAT is conducted not just for admission to the engineering courses, but also for other non-engineering courses as well.
  • When the university was functioning as PES institution she was functioning under the affiliation of Visvesvaraya Technological University.
  • Now, admissions to PES University for PESIT South Campus, Central campus and PESIMSR will not be done through PESSAT. The reason is that the south campus of the institution will continue with the affiliation of the VTU.

Tech branches on offered at PES University:

  • PES University offers Bachelor of Technology course at the UG Level in the following specialisations:
  • Biotechnology
  • Civil
  • Electrical and Electronics
  • Computer Science
  • Electronics and Communication
  • Mechanical
  • From the academic year 2018-2018, the university has started B. Tech in double specialization as a 5-year course.
  • Also, Integrated B. Tech -M. Tech is introduced from the academic year 2018-2018 as the 5-year course.
  • At the PG level, the university offers M. Tech in the following branches:
  • Biotechnology
  • Civil
  • Electrical and Electronics
  • Computer Science
  • Electronics and Communication
  • Mechanical

PES University Scholarship details:

  • In general, scholarships are offered by PES University on the basis of merit secured by applicants in the entrance test.
  • Candidates with top 20 percentile in their class for a specific academic year at the university will also get the scholarship. These candidates will be eligible for a scholarship of 25% of the fee for the next academic year.
  • Different types of scholarships are offered by PES University like those mentioned below:
    • Free Engineering Education
    • Distinction Awards
    • Corporate Scholarships
    • Prof. MRD Merit Scholarships
    • Top Performers’ Incentive
    • PESSAT Toppers’ Rewards

Intake capacity for different branches of engineering:

Sl. No.

Branch of B. Tech

Intake Capacity





Civil Engineering



Computer Science Engineering



Mechanical Engineering



Electronics and Communication Engineering



Electrical and Electronics



Total Intake Capacity



Fee structure for the academic year 2018-2018:

  • The fee structure fixed by PES University for the academic year 2018-2018 is as follows:

S. No.

Admission category

Admission Fee


PESSAT Quota Fee

INR 3 Lakhs per annum


CET Quota Fee

INR 1 Lakh per annum


NRI/Sponsored/Foreign candidates fee

Candidates are recommended to contact the University

  • PES University is one of the prominent universities in India with good merit status. So, parents can enrol their children with the good level of confidence.
  • Also, the University has a placement cell with good placement percentage. The alumni of the university are placed well in different industries at different pay scales.

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