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University of Petroleum and Energy Studies Design Aptitude Test 2020

Computer Based Test

UPES DAT Basic Information

  • Application Fee:₹ 1,750
  • Examination Modes:Computer Based Test
  • Exam Conducting Body:University of Petroleum & Energy Studies (UPES)
  • Courses:B.DES, M.DES
  • Streams:Design

UPES DAT 2020 (21 & 22 Aug): Admit Card, Exam Pattern, Syllabus

Updated On - August 19 2020 by Akriti Maurya

UPES DAT 2020 is schedulde to be held on 21 & 22 August 2020. It will conducted by UPES (University of Petroleum and Energy Studies), Uttarakhand. UPES DAT 2020 is a University level entrance exam conducted once in a year. This year admission is given on the basis of Class 12th score/graduation score.  University of Petroleum and Energy Studies Design Aptitude Test is organised to offer admission in a design program offered by the university. UPES offer design courses both at an Undergraduate (B.Des) and Postgraduate (M.Des) level to candidates under its Social of Design Studies (SoDS). Candidates must go through the article below to know more about UPESDAT 2020 exam.
There are a few changes in the courses of UPES that are mentioned below:
    1. M.Des. Industrial Design has been renamed to M.Des. Product Design
    2. B.Des. Transport Design changed to B.Des. Transportation and Mobility Design
    3. Interaction Design changed to User Experience & Interaction Design for both B.Des and M.Des.

Latest Updates

  • UPES DAT 2020 for B.Des & M.Des admission is scheduled to be conducted on 21 & 22 August 2020.

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UPES DAT 2020 Admit Card

UPES DAT 2019 admit card will be available online on the official website. Admit card for UPES DAT is a mandatory document for candidates to carry with them to their test centre on the day of the entrance exam.

  • Candidates shall be denied admission into the examination hall if they fail to bring along their admit cards.
  • Aspirants can download their hall ticket by providing their Application Number and Date of Birth/Email ID online on the website of UPES.
  • After taking a print of the hall ticket for the design entrance exam, aspirants need to place a duly attested photograph in the space provided on the admit card.

UPES DAT 2020 Exam Pattern

Candidates can go through the UPES DAT 2020 exam pattern to have an idea of the structure of DAT exam 2020. Check the details below:

  • Mode of Examination: The exam will be conducted through Online (CBT) mode.
  • Duration: Time duration allotted is 60 minutes (one hour).
  • Marking Scheme: Candidates will get 4 marks for each correct answer and 2 marks will be deducted for every wrong answer.
  • Type of Questions: Objective type (MCQs)

UPES DAT 2020 Syllabus

There is no official release of the UPES DAT 2020 syllabus from the Design Aptitude Test Examination conducting body but making an educated guess, candidates can prepare the following fields;

  • English grammar
  • Comprehension
  • General Knowledge
  • Current Affairs
  • Logical reasoning 

UPES DAT 2020 Application Form

The UPES DAT 2020 application form can be filled both Offline and Online. The last date for the UPES Design Aptitude Test registration will be announced soon.

Candidates shall follow the below-stated instructions to know how to fill-up the form;

  • Online mode – For those who wish to fill up UPES DAT 2020 examination form online can visit the official website of UPES and apply.
  • Offline mode - Candidates can purchase the UPES DAT 2020 application form and prospectus for UPES admissions by visiting the admission counters at Ahmedabad, Chandigarh, Delhi, Dehradun, Hyderabad, Kolkata or Mumbai.
  • For registrations in the offline mode, candidates can purchase the application form by sending a demand draft (DD) in favour of “UPES Fee Account”, payable at New Delhi/Dehradun to Enrollments Office,

University of Petroleum & Energy Studies (UPES)

210, Second Floor, Okhla Industrial Estate,

New Delhi 110020.

UPES DAT 2020 Application Fee

Candidates can check the UPES DAT 2020 application fee is given below:

UPESDAT Examination Fee
Indian Students

Demand Draft/Online

Rs. 1850/-


Rs. 1750/-

Overseas Students

USD 75

The application fee can be paid online as well as offline mode.

UPES DAT 2020 Eligibility Criteria

The UPES DAT 2020 eligibility criteria for B.Desh and M.Des programmes is given below. Candidates can check-in details:

UPES Eligibility for Bachelor in Designing (B.Des)

There are two way to take admission in the Bachelors of Design (B.Des) course in UPES as stated below;

  • By taking the UPES DAT 2020 Examination – To go through this way, the applicant needs to score a minimum of 50% marks at Higher & Senior Secondary level (10th & 12th)
  • For those who don’t wish to take the UPES DAT 2020 Examination, the procedure is stated below:-
UPES DAT Eligibility criteria
Eligibility Criteria
Admission Criteria
Non-Exam Pathway
Board Merit: - Minimum 60% marks in class X and XII (Any Stream)


JEE Main/UCEED: Minimum 50% marks in class X and XII with valid JEE MAIN/UCEED scores.

Presentation of Portfolio and Interview


UCEED scores up to AIR 2449. The candidate will be required to appear for an interview followed by a presentation of the portfolio.

Valid and Qualified JEE MAIN/UCEED/NIFT/NID scores. 

  • In 1st Year, all the candidates of the B.Des program will go through a foundation program & from 2nd year onwards they will be aligned to their chosen specialization.
  • Candidates must score 80% marks in 10 & 10+2 level examination for the scholarship in B.Des Program.

UPES Eligibility for Master in Designing (M.Des)

Candidates can check the eligibility criteria for appearing in DAT for M.Des 2020 exam:

UPES Eligibility/Admission criteria for M.Des
ProgramEligibility CriteriaAdmission Criteria
M.Des Transportation DesignMinimum 50% marks at Higher & Senior Secondary Level (10th & 12th)UPES Online Design Aptitude Test** (UPES–DAT)/Valid CEED score followed by Presentation of Portfolio and interview
M.Des Interaction DesignB.Tech/BE in any relevant discipline/B.Arch/BFA/Interior Design/B.Des/BVA.
M.Des Industrial DesignOR
M.Des Fashion Design3 year Degree such as B.Sc./BA/BFA/BVA in Applied Art/ Design of any other relevant disciplines (with min. 50% marks) + 1 year of relevant industry experience.
2 years M.Sc./M.Tech. in Computer Science, CSE, IT subjects/ domains (only for Interaction Design). Or equivalent.
NOTE: Candidates having valid CEED-2019/2020 Score will be exempted from UPES – DAT Online Test.

UPES DAT 2020 Result

The UPES DAT 2020 Results would be announced by the official authority and candidates can check their results by entering their Login credentials. If the candidate manages to qualify the examination then he/she shall be further directed for the interview and portfolio presentation in the designated centre.

UPES DAT 2020 Counselling

The candidates are first supposed to clear the online examination for further proceedings. Check the details given below about UPES DAT 2020 counselling:

  • Once the UPESDAT scorecard is out for the UPES DAT online examination then the qualified candidates are supposed to appear for an interview and a presentation of the portfolio to the jury to complete their admission procedure and wait for the final announcement of results.

UPES Scholarship for Girls

25% Scholarship on tuition fee will be provided to all girls taking admission in any of the Undergraduate and Postgraduate for the academic year 2020-21.

  • This scholarship is applicable only for the full-time programme.
  • The scholarship will be renewed every year.
  • Attendance in the previous year should be more than 75%.

Courses Offered by UPES DAT 2020

The courses offered under the Bachelor of Design stream are vast and helps the students to expand their vision and skillset and work in any discipline in future as per their interest, the courses are as follows;

  • Transportation & Mobility Design
  • Industrial & Product Design
  • Graphic Design
  • Animation & VFX
  • Interaction Design
  • Game Design
  • Interior & Retail Space Design
  • Fashion Design

The lab setups, as well as mentors in the institute, are best in their domains and the students tend to inherit the same qualities as they move ahead with the course. The first year of the B.Des course focuses on the fundamentals of designing which remains the same for every student and second-year onwards they get to choose specialization courses.

Career prospects
  • Transportation Design Studios
  • Design Consultancy
  • Accessory Design Studios
  • Furniture Design
  • Retail Design
  • Architectural Design
  • Electronics Companies
The UPES has also linked up with University coursera, which is an online international platform to help students prepare for the dynamic job landscape and equip themselves with skills required to thrive in the knowledge economy.

UPES DAT 2020 Highlights

Check all the information related to UPES Design Aptitude Test 2020 given below:

UPES DAT 2020 Highlights
Exam Name

University of Petroleum and Energy Studies Design Aptitude Test



Conducting Body

University of Petroleum and Energy Studies, Uttarakhand


University Level


Bachelor of Design (B.Des) & Master of Design (M.Des)

Official website
Exam Mode

Offline (Pen & Paper)

Exam Purpose

To offer admission in Bachelor's Degree in Design and the Design Courses Offered by the University

About UPES

University of Petroleum and Energy Studies(UPES) was established in the year 2003 through the UPES Act of the State Legislature of Uttarakhand. UPES University is located in Dehradun with a sprawling 44-acre campus. The main mission of the university is to develop industry-focused professionals with an international outlook and to create global knowledge eco-system through training, research & development and consultancy. UPES is offering a vast array of industry-aligned and specialised degree and doctoral programmes through its eight distinct schools specialising in Engineering, Computer Science, Law, Design, Business, Health Sciences, Modern Media and Smart Agriculture. This University also offers CCE–Distance Learning Programs to students through its exclusive learning and development centre.

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UPES DAT Important Dates

UPES DAT 2020 Form Date10 Jan - 19 Aug 2020
UPES DAT 2020 Exam Date21 Aug - 22 Aug 2020

University of Petroleum and Energy Studies Design Aptitude Test 2020 Exam Pattern

Paper 1
Exam Duration:

1 hours

Total Marks:


Question Paper Type :

Multiple Choice Questions

Negative Marking:



Frequently Asked Questions


Form Start Date:

10 Jan 2020

Form End Date:

19 Aug 2020

The last date to submit the form was on 19 Aug 2020
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