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PESSAT 2018 PATTERN & SYLLABUS

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PESSAT 2018 Exam Pattern

PESSAT 2018, designated as Peoples Education Society Scholastic Aptitude Test 2018 is an entrance test conducted by PES University, Bangalore. Through PESSAT 2018 candidates can get admission into B.Tech, along with various other courses being offered by PES University.

  • PESSAT 2018 Exam Pattern mainly comprise 120-180 questions depending upon the course
  • The syllabus and pattern varies according to the course candidate is looking for.
  • Marking scheme under PESSAT is same for all courses and there is no negative marking in PESSAT 2018.
  • Exam is conducted in English for a duration of 2-3 hours depending upon the course
  • PESSAT 2018 is mainly an online exam, except for B.Des Degree, which is a pen and paper based test.

PESSAT 2018 Exam Pattern Highlights Table

Here is table presenting some highlights about PESSAT 2018:

Name of ExamPeoples Education Society Scholastic Aptitude Test 2018
Commonly known asPESSAT 2018
Frequency of examMultiple times in a year in a year (for each course), but candidate can only take it once
Mode of examOnline (except for B.Des.)
Number of questions120 to 180, depending upon the course
Duration provided2 to 3 hours, depending upon the course
Negative markingNo

PESSAT 2018 Exam Pattern in Detail

Exam pattern for PESSAT 2018 is different for different courses. PESSAT 2018 for all the courses is online except for B.Des. course.

Let’s take a look at number of questions, sections and time allotted to students in PESSAT 2018 for different courses:

PESSAT 2018 Pattern for B.Tech:

S.noSubjectNo. of Questions
1Mathematics60
2Physics60
3Chemistry40
4English20

Note: Duration of Exam – 180 minutes

PESSAT 2018 Pattern for BBA:

S.noSubjectNo. of Questions
1English Comprehensive / Verbal Ability30
2Analytical & Logical Reasoning45
3Quantitative Reasoning45

Note: Duration of Exam – 120 minutes

PESSAT 2018 Pattern for B.Des: 

S.noSubject
1Basic Knowledge of Colors and Form
2General Knowledge
3Sensitivity to Aspects of Typography
4Spatial Sense
5Ability to Visualize/Imagine
63D Visualization
7Free-Hand Sketching
8Interpreting Natural Laws and Basic Engineering
9Basic English
10Basic Analytical Ability

Note: Duration of Exam – 120 minutes

PESSAT 2018 Pattern for M.Tech:

S.noSubjectNo. of Questions
1Mathematics60
2Analytical & Logical Ability20
3Computer Awareness20
4English Comprehension20

Note: Duration of Exam – 120 minutes

PESSAT 2018 Pattern for MBA/M.Com:

S.noSubjectNo. of Questions
1English Comprehensive / Verbal Ability30
2Analytical & Logical Reasoning40
3Quantitative Reasoning40
4General Awareness10

Note: Duration of Exam – 120 minutes

PESSAT 2018 Pattern for MCA:

Sl.noSubjectNo. of Questions
1Mathematics60
2Analytical & Logical Ability20
3Computer Awareness20
4English Comprehension20

Note: Duration of Exam – 120 minutes

PESSAT 2018 Pattern for M.Sc. (Applied Economics): 

S.noSubjectNo. of Questions
1English Comprehensive / Verbal Ability30
2Analytical & Logical Reasoning30
3Quantitative Reasoning30
4Indian Economic Development30

Note: Duration of Exam – 120 minutes


PESSAT 2018 Marking Scheme

PESSAT 2018 marking scheme is very simple and is under the discretion of PESSAT University, Bangalore. Let’s look at some key details about the marking scheme of PESSAT 2018:

  • Candidate is awarded one mark for every correct answer given.
  • Candidate is awarded zero marks for every incorrect answer, which simply means that there is no negative marking for a wrong question.
  • Leaving or not attempting a question will also not lead to any deduction of marks.
  • On the basic of performance in test, candidates will be awarded ranks which will become one of the bases for admission.

PESSAT 2018 Syllabus

Syllabus for PESSAT 2018 is set by PES University and can change from year to year. Syllabus for PESSAT varies according to the course a candidate is opting for.

Currently PES University conducts 7 types of PESSAT 2018 tests as per their different courses. The syllabus and duration varies according to the course for which the test is being conducted.

Currently, PES university conducts different PESSAT 2018 tests for following courses:

  • B.Tech.
  • BBA
  • B.Des.
  • M.Tech.
  • MBA/M.Com.
  • MCA
  • M.Sc. (Applied Economics)

Let’s take a look at the syllabus decided by PES University for different courses under PESSAT 2018:

CourseSyllabus
B.TECH.Syllabus for PESSAT 2018 for this course will include these subjects: Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, English. For Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics, candidates are advised to follow their Class 12 syllabus. The English section here will contain questions on grammar only.
BBASyllabus for PESSAT 2018 for this course will include these subjects: English Comprehensive / Verbal Ability, Analytical & Logical Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning
B.DES.Syllabus for PESSAT 2018 for this course will include these subjects: Basic Knowledge of Colors and Form, General Knowledge, Sensitivity to Aspects of Typography, Spatial Sense, Ability to Visualize/Imagine, 3D Visualization, Free-Hand Sketching, Interpreting Natural Laws and Basic Engineering, Basic English, Basic Analytical Ability. PESSAT for B.Des is Design Aptitude Test (DAT) and it is a paper and pen test. Candidates are requested to bring with them pens, sketching pencils, eraser and a portfolio of any creative works done.
M.TECH.Syllabus for PESSAT 2018 for this course will include these subjects: Mathematics, Analytical & Logical Ability, Computer Awareness, English Comprehension.
MBA/M.COM.Syllabus for PESSAT 2018 for this course will include these subjects: English Comprehensive / Verbal Ability, Analytical & Logical Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, General Awareness.
MCASyllabus for PESSAT 2018 for this course will include these subjects: Mathematics, Analytical & Logical Ability, Computer Awareness, English Comprehension.
M.SC. (APPLIED ECONOMICS)Syllabus for PESSAT 2018 for this course will include these subjects: English Comprehensive / Verbal Ability, Analytical & Logical Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, Indian Economic Development.

Important Instructions

Here are some things about PESSAT 2018 exam which a candidate should keep in mind:

  • Candidate can take PESSAT 2018 only once.
  • Candidates should not carry any pen, pencil or paper as all these things will be provided inside the exam hall.
  • Before starting the exam, instructions will appear on the computer screen. Candidates are advised to read these carefully so that they can know how to operate the exam.
  • In case candidate has any issues with the computer provided, he/she should immediately contact the invigilator.
  • Since there is no negative marking in PESSAT 2018, candidates are advised to attempt as many questions as they can.
  • Candidates must carry at least one photo id proof along with the hall ticket to be able to appear in PESSAT 2018.

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