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Application Fee - General / SC / ST / OBC - Rs.1050
Important Dates
Registration Date
Oct 02, 2016
Test Date
Jan 07, 2017
Result Date
Jul 31, 2017

How to Prepare for PESSAT MBA 2017

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.

PESSAT MBA 2017 Important Instructions

1.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.

2. 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.

3. The processing of application form is based on the information filled by the candidate.

4.  Any error committed intentionally or otherwise may result in cancellation of your candidature.


1) What are the various Eligibility Norms of the PESSAT (MBA) Program?

The candidate must possess a Bachelor’s Degree with at least 50% marks or equivalent CGPA (Undergraduate 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.
  • The candidate should clear the group discussion and personal interview rounds conducted at the PES University campus.

2) What is PESSAT MBA Examination? It is conducted by whom?

PES Scholastic Aptitude Test (PESSAT) is national level computer-based management entrance test.PES Scholastic Aptitude Test (PESSAT) will be conducted only at PES University campus in Bangalore, also it will take a PGCET conducted by Karnataka Examination Authority

  • CMAT conducted by All India Council for Technical Education
  • MAT conducted by All India Management Association
  • CAT conducted by Association of IIM’s

3) How can I register for PESSAT MBA examination?

  • Candidates need to get the application form online to register themselves for PESSAT MBA . Applicants must check the PESSAT MBA Important Dates .
  • Aspirants can register for the test till December 31, 2016 (without late fee). The form will be generated online only after PESSAT Login ID and Password will be allotted to the candidate. While registering for the test, candidates are required to pay an application fee.

4) What if I’ve already selected a seat in the first round of counseling and don’t want to go for it later? What then will happen to the Rs. 2.8 lakhs and Rs. 5000 DD that I’ve paid to the University?

If you don’t like the seat that you have opted for/ did admission in another college after blocking the seat with us/ want to withdraw for any other reason, you need to intimate us in a written format within 2 weeks of blocking the seat so that you will get a refund of Rs. 2.8 lakhs and Rs. 5000 will be withheld as counseling charge.

5) I have applied for revaluation, but your website is asking the candidates to upload their marks for the counseling process. It will take some time before I get my revaluation marks. What can I do?

You need to upload your marks before the last date mentioned on the website. If you do not get your revaluation marks before that please upload the existing one.

6) What is the mode of conduction of PESSAT (MBA) Exam?

Online or Computer based exam.

7) While paying the exam fee for Pessat, amount was deducted twice from my account. What should i do now ?

Please write a mail to stating your application number and mentioning in just one line that amount has been deducted twice from your account. We shall cross check and if found to be true, we will initiate the refund by which your amount will reach back to your account within 5 working days.

8) What is the fee to be paid for the form?

PESSAT Registration Fee – INR 1050/-

9) Which modes the payment can be done?

1. Credit/Debit card: Can be paid directly.
2. Net banking: Can be paid directly.
3. By Challan: Candidate has to print both application form and challan, carry both to bank for payment. Submit hard copy of application along with copy of stamped challan.
4. By Demand draft: Has to be paid in Favor of “PES University General Fund” payable at Bangalore. Candidate has to procure DD from the bank, enter DD details in the space provided online and to be sent along with printed application form to the following address:
Address :
Manager – Admissions
Office of Admissions,
PES University,
100 Ft Ring Road, BSK 3rd Stage,
Bangalore – 560085
Ph:+91 80 2672 6622.

10) When will I get my Admit Card?

Admit card will be available for view and print from January 02, 2017 (onwards). You will have to log onto the PESSAT website with your registered User ID. You will be eligible for an Admit Card only upon submission of online application form. You will receive an automated email confirmation upon successful submission.

11) I could not/ cannot take the PESSAT exam at the designated centre on the date of the test, can I take the test on another day at the same centre?

Other than the Bangalore test centre, we cannot provide you with an alternate date for taking the exam at any other test centre. However, we can change your test centre to the secondary centre that you had opted for in which the date of exam will be different. Or we can provide you with a centre at Bangalore so that you can book the slot for any day with the time frame of PESSAT exam and take the test.

12) When is it conducted ?

It is usually conducted in the month of January. This year, the entrance test is being conducted on January 06,2017.

13) If I fail to attend the counseling on the day specified for me as per my rank, can I attend the same on the next day?

If the candidate who has secured a better rank wants to attend the counseling on the next day which is earmarked for the candidates who have secured a lower rank, they may do so. But the vice-versa will not be possible.

14) What will be the exam structure of PESSAT (MBA)?

  • This test has Four section – 1, 2, 3 and 4.
  • All question as are of multiple choice.
  • Pattern of PESSAT (MBA):-


    No. of Questions


    English Comprehensive / Verbal Ability



    Analytical & Logical Reasoning



    Quantitative Reasoning



    General Awareness


    Test Duration : 120 Minutes

15) What will be the medium of Online examination?

Medium of examination is English.

16) Where will the exam centres be formed for the exam?

The test will be conducted at 58 cities. The list of PESSAT test centres can be obtained at official website.

17) What details will be mentioned in the Admit Card?

The admit card will contain the following details: Name of the candidate Test date Test City & Centre address User ID / Registration Number PWD/DA status.

18) What is maximum Age Eligibility Criteria ?

There is no Upper or Lower age limit.

19) Will there be any negative marking?

No,there is no negative marking.

20) When are PESSAT (MBA) 2017 Results Out?

Results will be available on the website 1 Week after taking the test.

21) Can a parent/guardian represent a candidate at the counseling as the candidate cannot make it ?

Please download the authorization letter from our website or from the official link, pdf/Authorization_Letter.pdf, fill it up, bring that authorization letter to the PES University campus before the counseling and get prior approval on it so that one of the parent/ guardian can represent the candidate with that. Please be informed that without the prior approval (seal and sign), the authorization letter will not be valid.

22) Can a parent/ guardian represent the candidate at the counseling as the candidate cannot make it? If I fail to attend the counseling on the day specified for me as per my rank, can I attend the same on the next day?

If the candidate who has secured a better rank wants to attend the counseling on the next day which is earmarked for the candidates who have secured a lower rank, they may do so. But the vice-versa will not be possible.

23) What is the fee structure for the programs at PESSAT(MBA)?

Master of Business Administration (MBA):-
PESSAT Quota Fee – INR 4,00,000 / Annum
PGCET Quota Fee – INR 1,00,000 / Annum

24) What are the placement status?

About 85% of the eligible students get placed before they finish their MBA programme at PES. “This number could be easily higher if not for the students who would like to follow their family business and few more who show interest in becoming entrepreneurs” says Prof Jawahar Doreswamy.
The average placement package for the year 2013 was 5.54 lakhs and the average placement package for 2014 is 5.47 lakhs per annum while the placements for 2014 is still going on.

25) Are there any Scholarships for meritorious students?

Scholarships will only be available to those who get into our University and prove their merit here and not before he/ she gets into our University. If the candidate is in top 20% of his/her class for a particular academic year at our University, then he/she is eligible for a tuition fee waiver of 25% for the next academic year.

26) When will I get the Score card? .

The candidates will receive the score card after the one Week of the test

27) For how long is the PESSAT (MBA) score valid?

The PESSAT (MBA) score is valid for just one year.