PES Scholastic Aptitude Test (PESSAT) - BBA/BBA-HEM Exam Pattern
Exam Pattern
Subject |
No. of Qus. |
English comprehensive/ Verbal Ability |
30 |
Analytical and Logical Reasoning |
45 |
Quantitative Reasoning |
45 |
Marking System – There is no negative marking in PESSAT 2016.
Test duration- 120 minutes
Syllabus Summary
No. Of Subject | 3 |
---|---|
No. Of Unit | 7 |
No. Of Chapter | 64 |
- Critical Reasoning
- Number series
- Letter Series
- Series Missing Numbers
- Odd one out
- Blood Relation
- Calender
- Clock
- Matrix
- Cubes
- Coding Decoding
- Direction and Distance test
- Ranking Tests
- Sitting Arrangement
- Linear Arrangements
- Matrix Arrangements
- Mathematical Puzzles
- Venn Diagram
- Strong & Weak Arguments
- Statements Assumptions
- Statements and Conclusions
- Statements & Inferences
- Logical Sequence of Words
- Analogies
- Verbal Classification (Odd one out)
- Syllogism
- Logical Deduction (based on syllogism)
- Course of Action
- Causes and Effects
- Comprehension
- Data interpretations
- Data Sufficiency
- Profit, Loss and Discount
- Percentage
- Partnership
- Pipes and Cisterns
- Time and Work
- Time, Speed and Distance
- Averages
- Age
- Alligation and Mixture
- Ratio and proportion
- Circular Track & Upstream-downstream
- Compound interest
- Relative speed
- Simple Intrest
- Angles, lines
- Properties of Circles
- Area and Volume of 2D and 3D figures
- BODMAS/Simplification
- Quadratic equations
- Number System
- Properties of Triangles
- Probability
- LCM and HCF
- Permutation and Combination
- Height and Distance
- Logarithm
- Linear Equation
- Indices
- Arithmatic and Geometric Prograssion
- Set Theory & Venn Diagram
- Geometry and Mensuration
- Properties of Quadrilaterals
How to prepare
EXAM SYLLABUS
English comprehensive / Verbal Ability
Reading Comprehension
Passages
Poems
Synonyms
Antonyms
Dictionary meanings of different words,
Syntax, and correct grammar
Language usage and their rules
Logical Reasoning
Analytical reasoning
Statements Assumptions
Non Verbal Tests (Visual reasoning)
Analogy Test
Inferences
Statements and assumptions
Statements Arguments
Cause and effects
Statements and conclusion
Ranking Tests
Linear arrangements
Matrix arrangements
Blood relationship test
Matrix arrangements
Symbol based problems
Sequencing, coding and decoding problem
Number series
Direction and Distance test
Quantitative Reasoning:
Number Systems
Fraction and Decimals
Geometry
Ratios and Proportion
Percentages
In-equations
Quadratic and linear equations
Algebra
Profit and Loss
Averages
Partnership
Time-Speed-Distance
Work and time
Mensuration
Alligation & Mixtures
Pipes and Cisterns
Simple Interest and Compound Interest
Probability
Permutations & Combinations
Tabulation ,Pie chart ,Bar Chart, Line Graph(DI)
Preparation Strategy
Make a proper Time Table
It is very important that you make a time table and stick to it and you will have an exact idea of what you are required to study and the time required for it.
Concept clarity rather than rote learning
It is essential that you have a clear idea of the formulas and concepts rather than rote learning of things for the papers. While you might require it for memorizing formulas it is important that for other stuff you make sure you clear your basics and concepts before moving on.
Prepare Notes
It is very important make small notes or a comprehensive list of formulas on each covered topic and chapter which will come in handy at the time of revision. This will require you to be regular with your work but will surely make things easy at the time of revision.
Seek guidance
It is not possible for you to know everything in your syllabus, at least not at the time of preparation. Sooner or later you will run into a concept or so which will give you trouble and then it is best you seek guidance from an instructor or a teacher. It is necessary that you clear your doubts at regular intervals and don’t prolong things for long. Getting into a good coaching class is nothing to be ashamed off and if anything a regular coaching class will enable you to avoid roadblocks in your preparation.
Sample Papers
Even though there may be a complete change in the exam pattern or the expected questions altogether,it is important that you practice on the sample and previous years question papers. You will know the existing pattern and have a fair idea of the type of questions to expect in the paper along with the time constraint.
Mock tests
The paper pattern, duration of the paper and the number of questions to be attempted in the given amount of time is not something you will be able to pick up on the day of the examination. A Mock Test tests a student’s abilities as it not only provides a similar feel of real exams but also helps in building speed and confident to face the exam. Furthermore, they can improve their performance to get an extra edge in actual exams.
Time management
Time management can be learnt through thorough practice and regular test taking. So it is important that you practice it and practice it well.
Negative marking
Most the entrance examinations will have negative marking and everyone would suggest you stay clear of questions are not sure about. But some experts are of the opinion that you answer the questions in which you are confused between an option or two because there will also be a chance of getting it right.
Important Instructions
You should be very careful in filling-up the on-line application form. If any lapse is detected during the scrutiny, your candidature will be rejected at any time of admission process or even at a later stage. In case a candidate fills two or more on-line application forms, the last filled and completed application form will be considered for further processing. The processing of application form is based on the information filled by the candidate. Any error committed intentionally or otherwise may result in cancellation of your candidature.