Unitedworld Institute Of Design - Design Aptitude Test 2020

Pen & Paper Mode

UID DAT Basic Information

  • Application Fee:₹ 2,000
  • Number Of Attempts:1
  • Examination Modes:Pen & Paper Mode
  • Exam Conducting Body:Karnavati University (KU)
  • Courses:B.DES, M.DES
  • Streams:Design

UID DAT 2020: Result(declared), Admission Procedure, Eligibility

Updated On - May 26 2020 by Kartik Arya

The result of UID DAT 2020 has been declared on 10th Februrary 2020 on the official website of United World Institute of Design (UID). United world Institute of Design(UID) Design Aptitude Test(DAT) is a national level entrance exam conducted once in a year by the United World Institute of Design (UID). UID is affiliated to Karnavati University that offers admissions to candidates in the various design courses. UID Design Aptitude Test 2020 application form had been released on  14 October 2019 and exam has been conducted on 26 January 2020 in the offline mode i.e. Paper and Pen-based Test (PBT). Candidates can read this complete article to get more information about UID DAT 2020.

UID DAT 2020 Application Form

UID Design Aptitude Test 2020 Application Form has been released on 14 October 2019. The candidates need to know all the important details UID DAT 2020 application form. So before filling the UID application form candidate should go through the eligibility criteria first. Candidates can check the details regarding application form: 
For online mode
  1. Candidates need to go to the official website to fill in the application form.
  2. Also need to submit the required documents along with the UID application form.
  3. The applicants have to fill the application form online.
 For offline mode
  1. Candidates willing to fill the application form through offline mode need to firstly download the application form, take out its print out and then fill it.
  2. Must fill the form in Block letters and use Blue or Black ballpoint pen only.
  3. Aspirants have to send the application form and demand draft to conducting authority. 

UID DAT 2020 Application Fee

Candidates can make application fees payment in both online and offline mode.
  1. Candidates have to pay Rs. 2000/- application fees.
  2. Mode of Payment:
    1. For online mode through credit/debit card or net banking.
    2. For offline mode through Demand Draft (DD) send to Karnavati University.
NOTE: The DD should be sent in the envelope with all other documents.

UID DAT 2020 Eligibility Criteria

Candidates must check the given table related to United world Institute of Design DAT eligibility criteria 2020 so that they can come to know of their eligibility for the exam before they start filling the application form.
UID Design Aptitude Test 2020 Eligibility Criteria
For UG courses

The applicants willing to take admission in UG design courses need to clear the Design aptitude test (DAT).

The candidates should have cleared Higher Secondary Education (10+2 level)from a recognized board or university.

The aspirants need to have at least 50% marks in 10+2 level examination.
For PG courses

The applicant must have completed the graduation in any stream from a recognized board or university.

The aspirants must have at least 50% marks in their graduation.

The applicant should clear the aptitude test and their name should be listed in the merit list.

Applicants interested in PG courses need to present a creative portfolio and work to demonstrate their designing skills and present the same at the time of interview.

Candidates must fulfill the eligibility criteria otherwise their canditure can be cancelled by the university.

UID DAT 2020 Exam Pattern

Candidates must refer the table given below to have an understanding for the UID 2020 Exam Pattern. The candidates have to mark the correct answer on OMR sheets. Candidates have to darken the answer to the respective number of the question with black ink ballpoint pen only.
UID Design Aptitude Test 2020 Exam Pattern
Exam Mode

Offline Mode (Paper and Pen-based Test- PBT),

Question TypeMultiple Choice Questions
Time allotted90 minutes
Marking Scheme

One mark for the correct answer

No negative marking for an incorrect answer

MediumEnglish language only

If there are any changes in the exam pattern it would be updated as the official website notifies.   

Further details about exam pattern are provided in the table hereby:
UG Course

General IQ Test

Critical Analysis Test

Critical Ability Test

Creative Analysis Test

 PG Course

Critical Analysis Test

Critical Ability Test

Creative Analysis Test

The above table will provide the information regarding section classification in the test paper.

Candidates can download the UID DAT 2020 information bulletin

UID DAT 2020 Syllabus

UID Design Aptitude test 2020 is not decided yet. Candidates can go through the following syllabus for the preparation of the UID exam:

  • UID DAT Syllabus for General IQ Test :
    • Verbal
    • Mathematical
    • Spatial
    • Visualization
    • Classification
    • Logic
    • Pattern recognition
    • Abbreviations
  • Critical Analysis Test Syllabus for UID DAT:
    • Critical Reasoning
    • Ability to analyze logical arguments
  • Creative Ability Test: This test involves the ability and examines your skills on basically conceptualizing an idea on paper etc. in areas such as sketching, illustration, models, etc.
  • Creative Situation Test: This test involves and tests your ability to visualize situations given to you and put it on paper using methods described in the test.
Candidates can refer to previous year question paper:

UID DAT 2020 Preparation Tips

Candidates have to check the preparation tips for UID DAT 2020 entrance exam for better prepare:

  • Applicants must follow their time table.
  • Must make their notes properly so that they can revise the previously studied topics easily.
  • Also, have all the information about exam pattern and syllabus which will help the candidates to prepare easily for the exam.
  • The aspirants must refer to the books written by renowned authors.
  • Candidates need to give equal time to all the subjects and focus more on the subject in which they find difficult.
  • The applicants must not lose their focus from the academics and should keep themselves focused.
  • Also need to take care of their diet and have an adequate amount of rest.
  • Candidates can do meditation to manage their stress.

UID DAT 2020 Admit Card

UID DAT 2020 hall ticket will be available in the last week of January. Candidates can go through details about UID DAT 2020 Admit Card are provided in this section hereby.
  • The candidates need to go to the official website and download the admit card.
  • The applicants need to take out a print out of the UID exam admit card and keep it safely for further admission process.
  • The aspirants need to carry the admit card with them on the exam day.
  • The candidates will not be allowed to appear in the exam without their UID admit card.
  • Candidates can check their UID admit card status by login 
  • Candidates are advised to check the official website or this page for the latest updates or any sort of changes in the admit card in the upcoming exam.
  •  Candidates will be able to download the UID admit card one week before the UID exam. 

UID DAT 2020 Result

Candidates must keep in mind the points before downloading the UID DAT 2020 result:
  • The result of the UID exam was released on 10 Febuary 2020.
  • The final results for both UG & PG courses is available on the official website.
  • The result will completely depend on the score of the candidate in the aptitude test.
Cut-Off: The cut-off is arrived at by keeping a ratio of available seats and the relative performance in the UID DAT 2020. Also, the cut off will be different for all the programmes.

UID DAT 2020 Counselling

The qualifying candidates go for UID DAT 2020 counselling which will start from the mid of April, but before that, they have to clear entrance exam, situation test and portfolio evaluation.

  • Situation Test (ST) and Portfolio Evaluation (PE): After the online declaration of result, the qualified students will be called for the Situation Test & Portfolio Evaluation, at UID - Karnavati University Campus in Gandhinagar, in April. All the qualified students must attend ST and PE to get admission in UG & PG courses at UID.
  • Final Result: After the ST & PE, the list of final shortlisted candidates will be released on the official website in May based on the marks obtained in the aptitude test and SE & PE together.
  • The final shortlisted candidates will be called for the counselling round and will be sent a notification regarding the same through email.
  • The candidates must compulsorily be present on the counselling day. No one can attend the counselling process on candidates behalf.

The various design courses of B.Design are:

  1. Product Design 
  2. Automobile and Transportation Design
  3. Fashion Design
  4. Lifestyle Accessory Design
  5. Visual communication(Graphics) 
  6. Animation and Motion Graphics
  7. Interaction Design
  8. Interior and Furniture Design

The various design courses of M.Design are:

  1. Industrial Design 
  2. Visual Experimental Design
  3. Interior and Experience Design
  4. Fashion styling and communication
  5. Textile and Knitwear Design
  6. Fashion Design

UID DAT 2020 Selection Process

Only those candidates can take admission at UID who will clear all the rounds taken by UID during admission process. Candidates can check the below given points to know about the selection process for B.Des and M.Des course: 

First round – Written test: Candidates must have to qualify the written test conducted by UID which is an aptitude based test. Only qualified candidates will be called for further rounds.
Second round – The second rounds includes Situation test and portfolio evaluation –
  • Situation test: In this, candidates have to draw models on the basis of given situation. Candidates will also be asked a few questions for which they have to sketch and answer the question. 
  • Portfolio evaluation: Candidates must carry a portfolio of their own on the day of portfolio evaluation. This is the last step in the selection process. 

UID DAT 2020 Highlights

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

Name of the exam

UID Design Aptitude Test (UID DAT 2020)

Exam conducting body

United World Institute of Design (UID)


National Level Entrance Exam


Undergraduate and Postgraduate Design Courses

Official website


Exam Mode

Offline (Pen and Paper-based test)

Exam purpose

Admission into design courses in UG - B.Des and PG - M.Des programmes

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United World Institute of Design (UID)

Among the top design institutes in India, United World Institute of Design(UID) is a rarity. Founded to outclass the top colleges in India with its state of the art labs and hands-on creative learning, it seeks to create trendsetters and ideators who’ll lead the future of schools in India. UID stands apart from B. Design colleges in India in exposure it gives to students which are unmatched by top design colleges in India. 
A leading design institute in India, UID aims to create globally sought after professionals in the field of art, design and innovation. UID offers a diverse range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses that have been structured to deliver insights in creativity as well as equip students with contemporary trends.
UID offers Bachelor of Design (B.Des.)Master of Design (M.Des.) and PhD in Design with a specialization in various subjects.

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UID DAT Important Dates

UID DAT 2020 Form Date14 Oct - 15 Jan 2020
UID DAT 2020 Exam Date26 Jan 2020

Unitedworld Institute Of Design - Design Aptitude Test 2020 Exam Pattern

Paper 1
Exam Duration:

3 hours

Total Marks:


Question Paper Type :

Multiple Choice Questions

Negative Marking:



Frequently Asked Questions


Form Start Date:

14 Oct 2019

Form End Date:

15 Jan 2020

The last date to submit the form was on 15 Jan 2020
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