Exam Date : 11th April 2018 To 14th April 2018
Result Date : 21st April 2018


Updated on - Apr 19th, 2018 | 04:57 PM by Abigail Panna

UPES DAT 2018 Application form, Dates, Syllabus, and Pattern

Introduction to UPES DAT 2018:

  • About: UPES DAT is a design aptitude test conducted by University of Petroleum and Energy Studies (UPES).This exam is conducted in order to offer admission to candidates aspiring for the design program in the college.

  • Authority: UPES DAT 2018 conducted by UPES  University of Petroleum and Energy Studies which is located at Dehradun, Uttarakhand know traditionally for its Education and research in fields of power and energy.     
  • Level: The design course is available at both graduate and postgraduate level under the School of Design Studies (SoDS).

  • Number of Seats: There will be a total number of 40 seats in B.des and 60 seats in M.des respectively.

  • Mode of Exam: UPES DAT 2018 is conducted in 2 different ways online and paper-pencil-pen 

UPES DAT 2018 Exam Highlights:



Exam name

University of Petroleum and Energy Studies Design Aptitude Test (UPES DAT)


University Level

Exam Date

11th April 2018 To 14th April 2018 


Bachelor of Design, Masters of Design

Mode of examination

Online and Offline

Conducted by

University of Petroleum and Energy Studies

Application fees

INR 1850

Official address

UPES, 210, 2nd Floor, Okhla Industrial Estate, New Delhi 110020

Design Programs Offered at UPES DAT 2018:

Undergraduate Design Programs

Postgraduate Design Programs

B.Des Product Design/Transportation Design

M.Des Transportation Design

BFA Fine Arts (Digital Arts)

M.Des Industrial Design

UPES DAT 2018 Important Dates:

  • Application Availability: The Application will be available from 2nd December 2017 to 3rd January 2018 

  • Exam Date: The Exam will be conducted from 11th April 2018 to 14th April 2018 

  • To know more about Important dates of UPES DAT 2018  Click here.

UPES DAT 2018 Eligibility Criteria:

  • B.Des Eligibility: In order to apply for the UPES BDes program, the candidate must have a minimum percentage of 65% in Class X and Class XII.

  • M.Des Eligibility: In order to apply for the UPES MDes program, the candidate must have a minimum percentage of 50% in Class 10th and Class 12th.

  • To know more about UPES DAT 2018 Eligibility Criteria click here.

UPES DAT 2018 Syllabus:

  • Topics: The topics include Design Knowledge, General Knowledge, Social Knowledge and Technological awareness to check the IQ level of the students.

  • Books Referred: To prepare for UPES DAT 2018 students can refer Reference books.

  • To know more about UPES DAT 2018 syllabus click here.

 UPES DAT 2018 Exam Pattern:

  • Number of Questions: UPES DAT 2018 Exam consists of 25 multiple choice questions(MCQ)

  • Marking Scheme: 4 marks will be awarded for each correct answer Negative marking is also applicable.

  • To know more about offline and online Exam Pattern of UPES DAT 2018 Click here.

UPES DAT 2018 Registration:

  • Demand Draft: The demand draft should be made in the favour of the UPES fee account, which is payable at New Delhi or Dehradun.

  • Generate Account: The candidate will be required to register on the official website and create their login account by entering their details.

  • To know the stepwise procedure of UPES DAT 2018 application form Click here 

UPES DAT 2018 Exam Centres:

  • ElectionStudents can choose their own centres for the UPES DAT 2018  Examination.

  • Preference: Candidates have to give their two preference in an online UPES DAT 2018 Application form.
  • To know more about offline and online UPES DAT 2018 Examination centres Click here.

 UPES DAT 2018 Admit Card:

  • Admit Card availability: Applicants can download UPES DAT 2018 Admit card on 10th January 2018 
  • Photograph: Once the candidates have downloaded the admit card, they need to attach a photograph on the space provided on the admit card.

  • To know more about how to download UPES DAT 2018 Admit card Click here.

UPES DAT 2018 Results:

  • Results Date: The results will be announced on 21st April 2018 
  • Rounds to Qualify: Students who qualify the exam will be called for counselling/personal interview and work portfolio presentation.

  • To know more about Reservation Criteria, Results and general category results Click here.

UPES DAT 2018 Counselling:

  • BDes Counselling: In counselling process for BDes, candidates have to attend a personal interview and presentation of work portfolio. Candidates are required to bring their hand-drawn sketches/rendering made by using pencil, pen, colour markers or any other device such as charcoal, natural dyes etc. for work portfolio process.

  • MDes Counselling: In counselling process for MDes, candidates have to attend a personal interview and presentation of work portfolio. The candidates are required to bring a collection of drawing, sketching and rendering which are done by hand using different varieties of techniques and media including colour markers and colour pencils for work portfolio process.

  • To know more about UPES DAT 2018 Counselling Click here.


UPES DAT 2018 Important Dates

UPES DAT 2018 Important dates Summary: 

  • Application form date: UPES DAT 2018 online Application form is available from 2nd December 2017 and the last date for registration for MAHE OET 2018 is 3rd January 2018.

  • The date for Exam slot booking: The UPES DAT 2018 exam slot booking is scheduled to be in the month of April 2018.

  • Exam Dates: UPES DAT 2018 exam will be held on 11th to 14th April 2018 for BDes and on 27th April 2018 for MDes.

UPES DAT 2018 Eligibility

UPES DAT 2018 Eligibility Criteria Summary: 

  •  Mandatory: The candidates applying for UPES DAT 2018 BDes program must have a minimum percentage of 65% in class 10th and 12th.

  • The candidates applying for UPES DAT 2018 MDes program must have a minimum percentage of 50% in class 10th and 12th.
  • CEED Score: The candidate must possess a valid CEED score to get an admission with an entrance exam.

  • Age Limit: Only those candidates are eligible to apply for UPES DAT 2018 exam whose date of birth falls on or after October 1, 1996.

UPES DAT 2018 Application Process

UPES DAT 2018 Application process summary: 

  • Application window: UPES DAT 2018 Application will be available on the official website from 2nd December 2017  and the last date to apply is 3rd January 2018. 
  • Mode of Application: Candidates participating in the UPES DAT 2018 exam should fill and submit the Application form via online mode to be eligible to write the Exam.

Colleges which accept [UPES DAT]

Akshay Bachelor of Design [B.Des], batch of 2020
20 Feb 2018
Eligibility Criteria and Admission Process:

For getting admission in bachelor of design. There are ways : UPES DAT test (online) Board marks (minimum 60%) JEE MAIN scores And followed by interview and portfolio presentation. I took the UPES DAT test online and followed by the interview and portfolio presentation.

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