PESSAT for BDes Admission 2024: Dates, Application Form & Selection Process

Samiksha Rautela

Updated On: May 25, 2024 02:19 pm IST | PESSAT

Admission at PES University for the BDes course is done through PESSAT exam. Discussed at length here are the important dates, application process, eligibility criteria and selection process of PESSAT for BDes admission 2024.

PESSAT for BDes Admission 2024

As design courses have gained popularity and are quite in demand, design enthusiasts choose the PESSAT entrance exam as a pathway to get into the School of Design of PES University, Bangalore . PESSAT stands for the People's Education Society Scholastic Aptitude Test which selects students for BTech, BArch and other undergraduate courses at PES University. The BDes program is a popular course offered at the University and candidates all over the country apply for these major three streams - Communication Design, Product Design and Interaction Design. So, students who intend to apply for the PESSAT exam for BDes admission 2024 can fill out the PESSAT application form and sit for the exam.

The selection process at PESSAT includes analysing candidates’ aptitude and potential through the written aptitude test and personal interview or portfolio rounds. Known for its well-designed curriculum and teaching method, PES University enables students to learn unique skills and get involved in innovating something different. The University is also well-known among the other top design colleges in India , so if you see yourself creating uniqueness with the four-year-long BDes programme, then PESSAT is the way forward!

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PESSAT for BDes Admission Highlights

Captured in the tabulated format below are the highlights related to PESSAT for BDes admission. Go through it once to get a proper insight into the same.

Name of the Course


Full Name of the Course

Bachelor of Design

Duration of the Course

4 Years

Application Process

Apply online

Application Fee

INR 1,050 (for all candidates)

Eligibility Criteria

Must have qualified class 12th or 3-year diploma with 50% aggregate marks.

Selection Process

Based on the performance in PESSAT DAT and personal interview/portfolio assessment

Total Seat Intake

120 Seats

PESSAT for BDes Admission Important Dates 2024

Do not miss the important dates for PESSAT BDes admission. Check the entire examination schedule below.


Important Dates

Commencement of Registration

October 20, 2023 (Over)

Last Date of Registration (Outside Bangalore)

April 11, 2024 (Over)
Last Date of Registration (Bangalore Centre) April 22, 2024 (Over)

PESSAT Exam Date

April 20 - May 12, 2024 (Over)

Result Declaration

May 16, 2024 (OUT)

First Round of Counselling

May 25 - 26, 2024

PESSAT for BDes Admission: Specialisations Offered

PES University offers BDes in three specialisations. The first year of education is common for all BDes courses and it starts varying from the second year. Mentioned below are the specialisations offered for PESSAT for BDes Admission.

  • Product Design
  • Interaction Design
  • Communication Design

PESSAT Eligibility Criteria for BDes Admission 2024

Before filling the application form of PESSAT for BDes admissions, it is crucial to make sure that you fulfil the requirements prescribed by the PES University. If a candidate does not meet the eligibility criteria of BDes, the university will either cancel or reject the candidature of the aspirant. Check the detailed eligibility criteria of PESSAT mentioned below.

  • The candidate must have cleared class 12th/intermediate in any stream or must have passed a 3-year diploma final examination.
  • The minimum aggregate score secured by the candidate in the final qualifying examination must be 50% marks and the degree must be obtained from a recognised board or educational institution.
  • English must be a mandatory course or subject for the candidate.
  • The aspirant must have secured a rank in the UCEED exam conducted by the IDC of IIT-Bombay or must have acquired a valid score in the PESSAT DAT conducted by the PES University.

PESSAT BDes Admissions Application Process 2024

Check out the application process of PESSAT for BDes admission 2024 before starting with the application process:

  • Step 1 . Go to the official website of PES University.
  • Step 2 . Then, students have to register themselves.
  • Step 3 . Enter name, course preference, e-mail ID, gender and date of birth.
  • Step 4 . After this, a unique login ID is generated for each candidate. The same will be sent to their registered e-mail address.
  • Step 5 . Candidates need to log in to the website again and fill out the credentials received.
  • Step 6 . Fill out the application form carefully and accurately with all personal and academic credentials.
  • Step 7 . Hit the 'Submit' button after double-checking all the details.
  • Step 8 . Then, upload the scanned copies of the signature and photograph in the requisite formats i.e., PNG/JPEG/JPG.
  • Step 9 . Pay the application fee of INR 1,050 either online or offline through net banking/debit card/credit card/demand draft/challan.
  • Step 10 . Candidates must note that only after the fee payment, the registration will be considered successful.

The candidates can check the application fee for PESSAT DAT exam 2024 mentioned below.

Criteria Application Fee
HN Campus Courses INR 500

Also Read: BArch vs BDes

Documents Required for PESSAT BDes Application Process 2024

Mentioned below are the documents that you require in order to proceed with the B.Des admission process through PESSAT. Check the list and keep the documents with you to ensure a smooth application process for the PES University B.Des course.

  • Class X Marksheet
  • Class XII Marksheet
  • Transfer Certificate
  • Migration Certificate
  • Provisional Degree Certificate (if applicable)
  • Aadhar Card
  • CET/ PGCET/ PESSAT/ DCET Admission Order
  • Fee Receipt
  • 4 Passport-sized Photograph (Coloured)
  • The affidavit, income, caste certificate, rural, Kannada medium certificate, sports certificate etc. (applicable for reserved category)

Selection Process for PESSAT BDes Admission 2024

Candidates are advised to go through the PESSAT eligibility criteria before applying for PESSAT for BDes admission. After filling out the application form, they can sit for this aptitude test. Refer to the selection process for the same below:

  • Candidates who have appeared for the UCEED exam need to register for the PESSAT. However, they don’t have to appear for this test. They just have to appear for the interview carrying their creative portfolio and hall ticket. The admission will be done by visiting the department of the university.
  • However, if candidates do not have a UCEED score and meet all the eligibility criteria, they can appear for the DAT (Design Aptitude Test) to get into PES University. After sitting for this entrance test, the personal interview round will be held on the same day by the Department of Architecture and Design.
  • If the candidate clears both, the DAT and the personal interview they will be able to qualify for the PESSAT for BDes admission.
  • Candidates have to bring along their creative portfolio for the interview round.
  • They will receive an e-mail or an SMS from the university declaring the confirmation of their candidature. The result will be released within 3 days after the aptitude test.

Also Read: BDes Admissions in India

PES University conducts PESSAT for BDes admission multiple times in a year for each course, although a candidate can take it only once. Depending on the specialisation, BDes opens wide career opportunities for the candidates. You can take up careers such as an Industrial Designer, Design Manager, Design Engineer, Product Designer career , UI/UX Designer career , Interaction Designer, Graphic Designer career or Communication Designer after completing BDes from PES University. Multiple recruiters are ready to hire a professional and a skilful designer and PES University prepare you to become the same.

PESSAT for BDes admission is the best way to get through one of the most popular universities in the nation and secure a successful career as a designer. Some of the other top Design colleges can be checked here. To take admission in any desired college, you can also dial 1800-572-9877 (toll-free) or fill-up the Common Application Form . For any questions, write to us in the QnA zone.

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Is PESSAT tough?

No, PESSAT is not considered tough as per other exams but students need to follow the prescribed exam pattern and syllabus to do well in this scholarship aptitude test.

Where are PESSAT exam centres located?

PESSAT exam centres are across different states including Assam, New Delhi, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Bihar, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Andhra Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand and various other locations.

Is the PESSAT application form out?

Yes, the PESSAT application form is out. The application process began on October 20, 2023, and is ongoing. The deadline for the Bangalore centre is April 22, 2024, while for outside Bangalore is April 11, 2024.

What is the PESSAT exam date 2024?

The PESSAT exam date 2024 is April 20 - May 12, 2024. This test will be held on different dates within the stipulated date bar, so we advise candidates to check out their exam date and exam centre.

What is PESSAT fullform?

PESSAT fullform is the People's Education Society Scholastic Aptitude Test. This aptitude test is conducted by the PES University, Bangalore for selecting candidates across BDes and various other courses.

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