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GLS Institute of Design - Design Aptitude Test

GLS DAT Basic Information

  • Application Fee:₹ 2,000
  • Exam Conducting Body:Gujarat Law Society University (GLSU)
  • Courses:B.DES
  • Streams:Design

GLS DAT 2021:Application Form (Ongoing), Eligibility Criteria, Syllabus

Updated On - June 17 2021 by Anusha Pachauri

GLS DAT 2021 Application Form is released. This entrance exam will be held in April(tentative) by the GLS Institute of Design for students seeking admission in a 4-year bachelor’s program and integrated 5-year masters program. The marks scored in the GLS DAT will determine the admission of the candidate. This exam is conducted once in a year at the university level. If the candidate wishes to opt for offline mode, the application forms are available at the GLS Campus Office. Candidates can get the whole information regarding GLS DAT 2021 through below article.

Latest Updates

  • GLS DAT 2021 Online Registration has been started. Click here to apply --> GLS DAT 2021
  • The candidates will get emails for information about their entrance test and interview.

GLS DAT 2021 Important Dates

Candidates can find important dates and events related to GLS DAT 2021 from the given table:

Application form will be available fromStarted
Last Date to Submit Application formExtended
Date of Entrance ExamMay 2021
Results DeclarationMay 2021
CounsellingJune 2021

GLS DAT 2021 Application Form 

Important information regarding GLS DAT 2021 Application Form for reference to the Applicants are listed below:

  • University had made the availability of application form in both online and offline modes.
  • Applicants can also fill the registration form by taking the form from the campus itself or by downloading the form from the official website of the university.
  • Applicants have to fill in the details in the application form as required:
    • Applicant’s details: Name, DOB, Address, Number, Email ID, Gender.
    • Parent’s details: Name, Occupation, Number, Address, Email ID,
    • Educational qualifications
    • A course that the applicant wishes to apply
    • Work experience
  • Aspirants must be careful while filling the application form because the authority will not provide any correction facility.
  • Upload the scanned copy of the recent photograph and signature in the prescribed format.
  • Candidates are advised to take the print out of their registration form and keep it safe.
  • Candidates also submit the print out the online filled form along with fees.

GLS DAT 2021 Application Fee

  • After filling the form correctly, Applicants need to deposit the application fee amount Rs. 2000/-.
  • For Offline mode:
    • Applicants can pay the application fee by cash or DD or cheque (drawn in favour of GLS Institute of design).
    • After successfully filling all the above-mentioned details, Applicants are requested to submit all the attested copies of their mark sheet and certificates.
    • On completion of the above, Applicants need to submit their necessary documents along with their duly filled application form and application fee to the below-given address: GLS Institute of Design, GLS University, GLS Campus, Opp. Law Garden, Ellisbridge, Ahmedabad-3800006, Gujarat, Phone: +917965222758.
  • For Online Mode:
    • Candidate can pay their registration fees by credit card, debit card or net banking.

GLS DAT 2021 Eligibility Criteria

Before filling the application form candidate first have to go through GLS DAT eligibility criteria 2021. The vital information regarding eligibility is given below:

  • Candidates must have clear their Higher Secondary (10+2).
  • Higher Secondary Schooling must be cleared from State Board/CBSE/CISCE/IB or equivalent then the candidate is eligible for the exam. 

GLS DAT 2021 Exam Pattern 

Information regarding the paper pattern of the GLS DAT 2021 Exam is listed below:
  • The exam will be conducted offline mode
  • The Entrance Exam will be two parts written Exam and interaction/interview round.
  • Applicants need to clear both rounds to get admission in the university.
Round 1:Written test:

The paper for the examination is set in such a way that the authority will be able to identify the following ability of Applicants:

  • Observation Power
  • Utilization of form
  • Colour
  • Shapes
  • Innovative ways to describe objects/environment
  • Innovation/Imagination
  • Drawing skills
  • Proportion sense
Round 2:Interaction/interview round:

In this round, Applicants are judged on the below-mentioned category:

  • Career orientation
  • Aptitude for the course
  • Overall personality traits
  • Overall personal achievements in academics and extracurricular activities
  • General awareness and aptitude

GLS DAT 2021 Syllabus

The university had not yet released the GLS DAT 2021 Syllabus for the examination. However, we have listed down some important topics which will help the Applicants for better preparation.

  • Mood, Theme and Colour Interrelationship
  • Colour Terminology
  • Colour Psychology and Optical Illusions
  • Colour, Pattern, and Texture
  • Inspiration and Design Development
  • Design Theory
  • Elements and Principles of Design
  • Natural and Geometrical Form
  • Innovation in Design
  • Principles of Composition
  • Optical Illusion
  • Understanding Light and shade
  • Theme Development
  • Developing Themes and Colour Associations
  • Inspiration and Creativity
  • Ornaments and Motifs
  • Creative thinking and writing
  • Picture analysis
  • Visual logic
  • Good Design vs. Bad Design
  • Drawing Fundamentals
  • Use of Measurements, Scale, and proportions
  • Memory Drawing
  • Usage of Colour in compositions
  • Expression and Emotion
  • Design Awareness
  • Graphics and pictograms
  • Innovation and creation
  • Developing observation

GLS DAT 2021 Preparation Tips

Candidates have to check the preparation tips for GLS DAT 2021 entrance exam for better prepare:

  • Aspirants must be able to manage their time wisely to not get exhausted during study time. A proper time table should be made to follow.
  • While during the interview round, the candidate should calm and not get panic on trickly questions.
  • During the written exam, the candidate should focus the paper and answer the questions wisely and calmly.

Important information regarding GLS DAT Admit Card 2021 of the Applicants are listed below:

GLS DAT 2021 Admit Card

  • Admit card is given to only those Applicants who have successfully submitted the form along with fee and all necessary documents.
  • Hall card will be updated online on the university official website.
  • Applicants can check the admit card on the website using their login address.
  • Candidates need to download the admit card and take a printout of the same.
  • As hall ticket contains important information as above mentioned, we request that the Applicants keep safely their admit cards along with them.
  • Applicants are requested to carry the admit cards along with one photo ID.
  • Applicants who do not bring the admit card along with photo ID will not be allowed to sit in the exam in the examination hall. 
Details mentioned on the GLS DAT 2021 Hall Ticket

Admit card of GLS Institute of Design contains all the information like:

  • Applicant’s name
  • Date of Birth
  • Exam centre
  • Address
  • Exam date and time
  • Applicant’s signature
  • Photographs

GLS DAT 2021 Results

Information related to the GLS DAT Results 2021 of the exams is listed below. University will update the results of the Applicants on the university official website.

  • The Results will be in the form merit list.
  • Authorities will make a list of the Applicants based on the grades scored by them in the exam. 
  • Authority will select those Applicants who are eligible for the admission in the GLS university.
  • Selected Applicants need to appear for the personal interview/interaction round held in the GLS university.
  • Applicants can check their results by visiting the university official website.
  • Applicants are requested to download their results and take the printout for the counselling process.

GLS DAT 2021 Counselling

The vital information regarding GLS DAT Counselling 2021 given below:

  • Authority will call those Applicants those have selected in the merit list.
  • Those selected aspirants need to be present at the time of the counselling process.
  • The seats will be given to other Applicants if the applicant fails to attend the counselling process.

Documents Required for GLS DAT Counselling 2021

Applicants are requested to carry below-listed documents along with them at the time of counselling for verification purpose:

  • SSC and HSC mark sheet and certificate.
  • Migration certificate
  • Admit card
  • Category certificate
  • Caste certificate
  • Income certificate for SC/ST/OBC
  • Four passport size photographs
  • Self-attested Photocopies of all the documents

Courses offered by GLS Institute of Design

Courses offered by the conducting authority is given below:

Fashion Design
  • Apparel Design
  • Gems and Jewelry Design
  • Accessories Design
  • Leather Design
Communication Design
  • Graphics Design
  • Animation
  • Digital Film Making
Environment Design
  • Interior and Space Design
Product and Industrial Design

GLS Institute of Design Fee Structure

Candidates can check below the fee structure of the 2 programmes that are offered in the Institute form below:

Type of Fee(Course Name)Amount per semester Rs.
Tuition Fees(B.Design)Rs.1,35,000/-
Tuition Fees(Integrated – M. Design)Rs.1,35,000/- 

GLS DAT 2021 Highlights

Below given are the main or vital points of the GLS DAT exam:

Exam Name

GLS Design Entrance Exam 2021 (GLS DAT 2021)

Conducting Body

GLS Institute of Design

University Level

Courses offer

Fashion design communication, Environment Design, Product & Industrial Design, Apparel Design, and Graphics design

Official website

Exam Purpose

To offer admission in Fashion design communication, Environment Design, Product & Industrial Design, Apparel Design, and Graphics design 

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GLS Design Entrance Exam

GLS Institute of Design conducts DAT Entrance Exam for those students who are seeking admission in four years bachelors as well as five years master's programs in the field of Fashion Designing, Communication Design, Environment Design and Product and Industrial Design. On successful completion of the programme, students will be certified professionals who will be capable of handling design assignments and projects independently. All the minute details of design aspects are covered along with professional skill development enabling one to become a creative design professional. Under the guidance of senior design mentors, all the students learn design techniques with real-life application.

GLS Institute of Design

GLS University is a private university of India. The university was established in 2015 by the Gujarat Law Society (GLS) through The Gujarat Private Universities (Amendment) Act, 2015. The campus is located at GLS Campus, Opp. Law Garden, Ellisbridge, Ahmedabad – 380006. GLS Institute of Design has a strong established industry network and global Design Institute partnerships which make the course a global standard programme. Students will undergo various assignments and live training in the sector of their choice, which will allow them to understand industry expectations.

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GLS DAT Important Dates

GLS DAT 2021 Form Date01 Feb - 30 Jun 2021

GLS Institute of Design - Design Aptitude Test Exam Pattern

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Form Start Date:

01 Feb 2021

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