Questions relating to Admissions, PESSAT and Counseling

PES (Peoples Education Society) Scholastic Aptitude Test

Registration for PESSAT opens in October every year.

PESSAT for BTech is held in the month of May every year.

The test slot bookings for BTech commence in April every year. After booking the test slot, the candidate should take a print-out of Admit Card.

For all other courses other than BTech, you can take PESSAT between January and July of every year at PES University campus. You should book your test slot online.

Please refer the link for information about PESSAT test centres in India for admission to BTech program.

For programs other than for BTech, PES University, Bangalore is the only Test Centre.

A candidate can take PESSAT only once.

Yes, you may surrender a seat allotted to you through PESSAT and opt for the seat allotted through CET. The extra money will be refunded or adjusted against the fee payable.

Yes, you may surrender the management seat if you are allotted a seat through PESSAT or KCET. The extra money shall be refunded or adjusted against the fee payable.

You may send a mail to with the application number and the corrections/modifications.

You may send a mail to If the amount of fee is found to be deducted twice the excess amount will be refunded.

There is no negative marking in PESSAT.

For BTech counseling, only PESSAT rank which is generated based on PESSAT score of the candidate is considered. 12th std/ 2nd PU marks will be considered for eligibility purpose.

PESSAT scores are considered for the courses offered at PES University – Ring Road Campus, Electronic City Campus and Hanumanth Nagar Campus

Yes. Please download the authorization letter from the link , fill it, bring that authorization letter to the PES University campus before the counseling and get prior approval on it. One of the parents or 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.

No. The candidate or authorized representative must attend counseling at PES University, Bangalore.

Other than the Bangalore test centre, we cannot provide you with an alternate date for taking the exam. However, you can take the test at the secondary centre on the date applicable to that center. Alternatively, you will be permitted to book the test slot for any of the announced dates for PESSAT exam and take the test at Bangalore.

If I fail to attend the BTech counseling on the specified day as per m

You can attend the counseling on the next day which is earmarked for candidates who have secured lower ranks.

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All courses at PES University commence from the first Monday of August every year.

Detailed information on admission to PhD programs at PES University is available at For any other queries, please write to

No. The courses at PES University and PESIT South campus are taught by different Professors. Both the institutions ensure that all courses are handled by competent faculty.

For Engineering, there are three modes of admission: Karnataka CET ranking, PESSAT ranking and Higher fee/NRI/Management quota. Only domicile students of Karnataka are eligible for KCET quota seats wherein they would take the KCET and secure admission through KCET counseling. Students from any country meeting the eligibility criteria for PESSAT can take the test and gain admission in PESSAT quota. For information regarding NRI/Higher fee/ Management quota, please contact the Admission Information Centre at PES University.

Yes. The student has to take Karnataka CET or PESSAT even if the student wants to opt for admission through Management/ NRI/ Higher fee quota.

Students need to take PESSAT even for admissions to programs other than BTech.

Please refer the web page for eligibility related information.

The three modes of admission to BE/BTech program at PESIT south campus are through: KCET, COMEDK and Higher fee/management quota/ NRI quota.

The admissions process for  integrated BTech-MTech programs is the same as for the BTech program. The student can opt for  BTech-MTech integrated program in the third year of the BTech program. Candidate is not required to provide information on opting for  integrated BTech-MTech program at the counseling for BTech program.

If you are a diploma student from Karnataka and have cleared the Diploma CET conducted by Govt of Karnataka then you may be considered for admission to BTech at PES university. Non Karnataka candidates with a diploma are not eligible for admission to BTech program at PES University as they are not eligible to take Diploma CET conducted by Govt. of Karnataka.

Yes, the candidate has to select the specialization associated with the program at the time of counseling.

Historically, students with a PGCET rank within 150 have gained admission to MBA program at PES University.

The candidate has to register for PESSAT and take Design Aptitude Test (DAT). On the same day, the candidate has to appear for an interview in the Dept of Architecture and Design. The results of both DAT and the interview will be intimated to the candidate within 3 working days through email and SMS. If the result meets the university’s admission criteria, the candidate can proceed with the admission. Further steps for admission will be informed over the email.

Admissions for B.Arch is based on NATA score and the 12th/ 2nd PU marks of the candidate (as per CoA norms). The candidate has to register for PESSAT and upload both the NATA and 12th std/ 2nd PU scores on the university’s website. PES University will conduct counseling based on the above scores and the seats will be allotted to the eligible candidates.

If joining through CLAT score, the candidate has to upload CLAT score on the website. If joining though PESSAT, candidate needs to register for and take PESSAT at PES University.

For questions pertaining to PESSAT, you can send a mail to For queries pertaining to admissions in general and through higher fee/Management/NRI quota, you can send a mail to

Questions relating to Placements

Every year close to 150 companies visit the campus. The companies who have visited includes Accenture, Wipro, Infosys, TCS, Goldman Sachs, Microsoft, GE, Tech Mahindra, Cisco, Intuit, SAP labs, Robert Bosch, KPMG, Mercedes Benz, Volvo, Dell, Oracle, TVS, Mahindra, Capgemini and more.

Yes. We provide pre-placement training to all our students before they appear for their campus interviews.

There are close to 100 companies who visit our campus every year to recruit MBA students. The companies who have visited includes Deloitte, Genpact, Bosch, Morgan Stanley, HDFC, ITC, Man Trucks, ICICI, TATA teleservices, Amazon, Nestle, Honeywell, Oracle, Thomson Reuters, Toyota, Ernst and Young, Mercedes Benz and more.

How does the placement record of PES University compare

The placements are centralized at PES University for the students of both campuses. The students of both campuses are combined in a single group for placements.

Generally, companies expect an overall score of 60% and above right from 10th grade to BTech.

Questions relating to Transport facility and Hostel

Please refer to our webpage Transportation for information regarding the bus routes and contact details of transport manager.

Yes. All hostels are managed by PES. The boys’ hostel is within the campus. The girls’ hostel is about 2 Km distance from campus for which college buses are available.

Food is provided according to a regular menu fixed by the college management. The menu is a mix of north and south Indian cuisines. Requests from the students to change the menu will not be entertained.

24 hours security is provided for both boys and girls hostels.

Yes, a permanent laundry service is available at both boys’ and girls’ hostels.

Yes. Students opting for this option will be allowed to go home on Friday evenings and return to the hostel on Monday mornings.

The parent or the student can decide on hostel admissions at the time of admission to the program.

Other than hostels, PES does not provide any other accommodation facility for the students. The students can opt to stay out of campus and make their own accommodation arrangements.

General questions

All courses at PES University follow the below timings…
8:15 AM – 9:15 AM – 1st class hour
9:15 AM – 10:15 AM – 2nd class hour
10:15 AM – 10:45 AM – Short break
10:45 AM – 11:45 AM – 3rd class hour
11:45 AM – 12:45 PM – 4th class hour
12:45 PM – 1:30 PM – Lunch break
1:30 PM – 2:30 PM – 5th class hour
2:30 PM – 3:30 PM – 6th and the last class hour

The two campuses for Engineering at Bangalore are: PES University Ring Road campus @ outer ring road, BSK 3rd stage and PES University Electronic City campus @ Electronic city, hosur road.

Please refer our website for more information about the different programs offered at different campuses.

There are close to 50 clubs at PES University for activities ranging from music, dance, cultural to technical, to CSR. For more information, please visit the webpage

PES University supports all major sports and games. There is a full sized cricket ground, 2 basketball courts (both indoor and outdoor), table tennis courts and mini hockey pitch on campus. A fully equipped gymnasium is on campus.

There are close to 50 different clubs which students can join to based on their interests. There are a plethora of sports options available to take part in. There are many activities happening on campus and off campus in which PES teams participate actively.

There are 2 canteens offering north and south Indian cuisines. There are many snack and coffee points on campus.

Yes and it’s called Atmatrisha. It is one of the biggest techno-cultural fests among all technical colleges in India.

Anti-ragging measures are taken extremely seriously at PES. The anti-ragging committee is headed by the Vice-Chancellor and overseen by the top management. Any student involved in ragging on campus may expelled from the university and handed over to the jurisdictional police station as per law.

Yes. We have psychiatric and career counseling cells at PES University run by full time qualified professionals.

Yes, we have a fully equipped infirmary and a full time doctor on campus. An ambulance and a tie up with a super specialty hospital in case of emergencies is always available.

Scholarships are not provided before admission. After admissions, there are a host of scholarships available for the deserving candidates. Please refer the web link for more info about the scholarships.

Yes. There special mentoring sessions are conducted by the faculty to help students who find a particular subject or a topic difficult to understand. Recordings of each class can be accessed by students on the portal.

With this unique concept at PES, a student who has chosen a particular specialization can take up a minor course in another specialization (e.g. major in CS and minor in electronics or major in electronics and minor in biotechnology). This will help them at the time of choosing the area of specialization in their master’s program or to gain deeper knowledge in an area of interest.

PES University offers summer program options for their students at top global Universities. Please find more information in the link

Students are expected to follow a dress code to ensure discipline and professional mind set. The exact particulars will be informed during the induction process.

PES University is recognized by UGC and accredited by NAAC (A grade). Since PES is a Private University, it does not need an AICTE accreditation. PESIT South campus is accredited by AICTE and has UGC recognition.

PES University follows a 10 point grading system incorporating relative and absolute grading.

No. PES does not provide laptops or any other freebies.

Yes. Industrial visits are conducted for the benefit of MBA and BTech students.

80% attendance is mandatory for a student to take the exam.

PESIT South Campus is affiliated to VTU and follows the curriculum and the syllabus set by VTU, Belgaum, Karnataka. PES University is a private University with the autonomy to design the curriculum and decide the pedagogy. This enables PES University to tailor the curriculum to changing industry requirements and adopt innovative and proven techniques in teaching and learning.

PES Institutions recruit qualified and experienced faculty. Emphasis on industry exposure, research experience and doctoral qualifications ensures quality teaching.

There is no provision to pay fees in installments. All payments are to be made in full.

PES University has a centralized library along with departmental libraries in their respective departments. The library has e-facility where the students can access electronic copy of various journals, magazines, and databases subscribed.

wifi is provided in all buildings but not in open areas.