UPES DAT 2024: Exam Date (3rd - 4th May, 2024), Application (Till Apr 30)

Parvathy Krishnakumar
Parvathy Krishnakumar

Updated on - Apr 22, 2024

UPES DAT 2024 application process is ongoing and the application window will close on the official website on April 30th, 2024. Candidates are advised to check their eligibility before applying for the exam. UPES DAT 2024 exam will be conducted on 3rd - 4th May, 2024.

Candidates who are interested in design courses and are in search of a good design college can attempt the UPES DAT 2024. Through the UPESDAT 2024, the candidate will be able to pursue both Graduation and Post Graduation courses. Read this article to know more about the admission process, direct links, and last dates to get into UPES Design Institute.

UPES DAT Syllabus 2024 

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UPES DAT 2024 Exam Dates

 UPES DAT 2024 exam will be conducted from 3rd - 4th May, 2024. The exam dates will give candidates an idea of the whole UPES DAT Exam Schedule. Candidates can plan the preparation as per the schedule.

UPES DAT 2024 Exam Dates
UPES DAT 2024 Important Events Dates
Application Start Date Ongoing
Last Date to Submit Online Application 

April 30th, 2024

UPES DAT 2024 Result Date

May 2024

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UPES DAT 2024 Application Form

UPES DAT 2024 application process is ongoing on the official website, and the last date to submit the application form is April 30th, 2024. Candidates can fill out the application form online by following the steps below.

How to Apply for UPES DAT 2024?

Follow the given steps to fill out the UPES DAT application form easily.

  • Step 1: Visit the official website.
  • Step 2: Scroll down till you find UPESDAT under Admissions 2024 and click on 'Apply Now'.
  • Step 3: A new window will open. Fill in all the personal details to register, and click on the 'Next' button. Follow the process till the last step.
  • Step 4: Verify and submit the application form.
  • Step 5: Take a printout for future reference.

UPES DAT Application Fee

Candidates will need to pay an application by Credit/Debit Card or Internet Banking or Demand Draft. 

UPES DAT Application Fee 2024
Application Fee
INR 1350/- through online payment or demand draft

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About UPES DAT 2024

UPES DAT 2024 will be conducted by the University of Petroleum and Energy Studies (UPES). This exam is conducted every year to offer admission to candidates in a design program offered by the college. UPES offers design courses both at an undergraduate and postgraduate level to candidates under its Social of Design Studies (SoDS).

A total number of 40 seats in B.Des and 60 seats in M.Des are offered through UPES DAT 2024. UPES DAT 2024 will be conducted via Online mode.


UPES DAT 2024 Highlights
Exam Name UPES DAT
Full form University of Petroleum and Energy Studies Design Aptitude Test
Conducting Authority University of Petroleum and Energy Studies
Type University Level
Course offered by School of Design Studies (SoDS)
Exam Date 3rd - 4th May 2024
Courses Bachelor of Design (B.Des), Masters of Design (M.Des)
Course Duration B.Des - 4 years M.Des - 2 years
Mode of examination Online
Conducted by University of Petroleum and Energy Studies
Application fee INR 1350
Official address UPES, 210, 2nd Floor, Okhla Industrial Estate, New Delhi 110020

UPES DAT 2024 Design Programmes Offered

UPES DAT Design Programmes Offered
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

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UPES DAT 2024 Eligibility Criteria

Candidates should bear in mind that they will need to clear the eligibility criteria which is set by the UPES. If it is found at any stage that any candidate doesn't fit in the standards, then their candidature will be cancelled.

Eligibility Criteria for B.Des Course

  • If candidates want to take the UPES DAT 2024 entrance exam, they must have successfully completed class 12 from a recognised school board with at least 50% marks in both class 10 and class 12 as well as an aggregate of at least 50% in math, physics, and chemistry.
  • Candidates may also enrol in the UPES DAT B.Des programme without taking the test. For this, they must meet one of the following eligibility requirements:
  • Candidates must have at least a 65 percent grade point average in both Class 10 and Class 12. Or, candidates must pass the JEE MAIN or UCEED test and have at least a 50 percent in classes 10 and 12.

Eligibility Criteria for M.Des Course

  • Candidates can enrol in M.Des programmes at UPES without taking the entrance exam if they have a valid CEED score.
  • In classes 10 and 12, they should receive at least a 50 percent grade.
  • They must either complete a B.Tech, BE in any field, or BFA programme over four years, or a B.Arch, B.Des, or BSc in Design programme over three years plus a foundational year of Applied Arts with at least a 50 percent marks.

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UPES DAT 2024 Admit Card

UPES DAT 2024 Admit Card will be released on 3rd - 4th May, 2024 on the official website. With the submission of UPES DAT application form, admit card will be issued to eligible candidates a few days before the entrance test. All the admit cards will be released online. Candidates need to download and take a print-out of their UPES DAT to admit card from the official website.

How to Download UPES DAT 2024 Admit Card?

Follow the below steps to download UPES DAT Admit Card hassle-free.

  • Step 1: Visit the official website.
  • Step 2: Search for the "Admit Card" options
  • Step 3: Click on the "UPES Admit Card" link
  • Step 4: Select the desired course and exam
  • Step 5: Fill in the registered details and submit
  • Step 6: Candiate's UPES DAT 2024 Admit Card will be displayed on your screen
  • Step 7: Download and take the print of the same
  • Step 8: Affix your photograph in the space provided on the admit card

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UPES DAT 2024 Exam Centres

While filling out the UPES DAT 2024 application form candidates can choose the UPES DAT 2024 exam centers at their convenience. Candidates can choose two UPES DAT Exam Centres based on their preference in the UPES DAT 2024 Application form. The following exam centres are available for UPES DAT 2024.

UPES DAT 2024 Exam Centres
Mumbai Delhi Jalandhar Indore
Noida Faridabad Jodhpur Jabalpur
Patna Ghaziabad Kanpur Vishakhapatnam
Pune Gurgaon Kolkata Lucknow
Siliguri Jaipur Raipur Bhubaneshwar
Udaipur Bangalore Ranchi Chandigarh
Varanasi Bhopal Haldwani Ahmedabad
Dehradun Agra Hyderabad -

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UPES DAT 2024 Exam Pattern

UPES DAT 2024 for B.Des and M.Des programs will be conducted online and offline. Their details have been given below:

  • UPES DAT 2024 exam pattern comprises objective-type multiple-choice questions.
  • There will be 25 questions in total. Carrying 4 marks each.
  • The time duration to complete the paper will be 60 minutes.
  • 2 marks will be deducted from each wrong answer.

UPES DAT 2024 Exam Pattern Highlights

UPES DAT 2024 Exam Pattern Highlights
Mode of Examination Online (B.Des, M.Des) Offline (B.Des)
Number of Questions  Online: 25, Offline: 100
Maximum Marks 100
Duration of Exam 60 minutes
Sections in Paper 4 sections

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UPES DAT 2024 Syllabus

The syllabus will help candidates to focus on the most important topics rather than to study all the topics which contain topics of less weightage.

  • Topics: The syllabus includes topics like Design Knowledge, General Knowledge, Social Knowledge, and Technological Awareness to check the IQ level of the students.
  • Books Referred: Aspirants can take a look at the reference books to prepare for UPES DAT 2024.

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UPES DAT 2024 Results

UPES DAT 2024 Results will be announced on the official website, after the exams are conducted. Candidates can check the result on the website by providing their application and roll number. Students who qualify for the exam will be called for counselling and a work portfolio presentation. All necessary documents and portfolios need to be presented at the time of the interview and all admission related to formalities will be completed at that time only.

Steps to Check UPES DAT 2024 Results

Follow the below steps to check your UPES DAT Results:

  • Step 1: Candidates need to visit the UPES official website.
  • Step 2: Now candidates need to click on the course they applied for - M.Des or B.Des to view the result.
  • Step 3: Click on the link given as ‘Click here to view results’.
  • Step 4: Candidates need to enter their Application Number and password to log in to their accounts.
  • Step 5: Download the UPES DAT 2024 results and print the same for the process of Counselling.

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UPES DAT Cut Off 2024

UPES DAT 2024 Cutoff will be announced on the official website. UPES DAT will announce the cutoff of UPES DAT 2024 for admissions to B.Des courses for the session 2024-24 soon after the declaration of the result. Candidates need to secure the cut off marks or minimum percentage of marks required for admission to B.Des and M.Des courses offered by UPES. Those who secure the minimum cutoff are called for the counselling process.

UPES DAT 2024 Counselling

UPES DAT 2024 Counselling Dates will be announced soon on the official website. UPES will conduct the counselling of UPES DAT 2024 only for those candidates who have cleared the entrance test. Those who are eligible based on their JEE or UCEED ranks will have their names listed on the merit list released on the official website.

  • The counselling for admission will be conducted separately for the JEE Main 2024 and UCEED qualified candidates.
  • UPES will follow centralized counselling for UPES DAT 2024.
  • The counselling letter will be allotted to the eligible candidate.
  • As per the ranking, candidates will be called for counselling
  • All the essential documents will have to be carried by the candidate for the verification purpose

Essential Documents

Candidates need to carry the following documents to the counselling centre.

  • UPES DAT 2024 Counselling Letter
  • Four recent passport-sized photographs
  • UPES DAT 2024 Admit Card
  • Original and photocopies of mark sheets of class 10 and 12
  • Portfolio.

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UPES DAT 2024 Contact Details

The contact details of UPES DAT 2024 are listed below.

Phone Number: 1800-102-8737, +91-7409907444.

Website: www.upes.ac.in


What is the mode of UPES DAT exam?

The examination will be conducted in both online and offline mode.

Do B.Des and M.Des programmes have any reservation or quota for the reserved category candidates?

No, UPES does not have any reservation for admission into B.Des and M.Des courses.

When is the last date to fill the application form?

Candidates should submit the application form on or before Apr 6, 2024.

What is the syllabus for UPES DAT 2024?

Candidates should prepare on the following topics: Online Paper: General English, Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency, General Awareness and Analytical & Logical Reasoning. Offline paper: Vehicle Sketching, Design Activity and Creativity Analysis. Please refer UPES DAT syllabus section for detailed information.

What is the marking scheme?

Candidates get four marks for every correct answer and two marks will be deducted for every incorrect answer.

What is the desired portfolio for B.Des and M.Des programmes?

Portfolio for B.Des: Hand drew sketches using simple Pencils, colour pencils/ markers or any other media Physical Model / Prototype to showcase creativity Certificate of competitions won if any Photography skills can be shown Digital work ( 2D techniques and 3D techniques) Portfolio for M.Des: Physical Model fabrication/construction Hand Drawing and sketching using colour markers and colour pencils (10-15 pages) Digital work ( 2D techniques and 3D techniques)

When will UPES DAT 2024 be held?

The exam will be held from Apr 7, 2024.



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