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University of Petroleum and Energy Studies Design Aptitude Test

Computer Based Test

UPES DAT Basic Information

  • Application Fee:₹ 1,350
  • Examination Modes:Computer Based Test
  • Exam Conducting Body:University of Petroleum & Energy Studies (UPES)
  • Courses:B.DES, M.DES
  • Streams:Design

UPES DAT 2023: Application Form, Exam Date, Eligibility, Syllabus.

Updated On - January 13 2023 by Akriti Maurya

UPES DAT 2023 Registration Process has started for B.Des. & M.Des. admission by the University of Petroleum and Energy Studies, Uttarakhand. The last date of online registration will be announce. The entrance exam will held in July 2023. It 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 organized to offer admission in a design program offered by the university. UPES offers 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 UPES DAT 2023 exam.

Latest Updates

  • UPES DAT 2023 Registration peocess will start very soon. Candidates can apply here--- Apply Now.
  • UPES Design Aptitude Test 2023 dates will be likely to out very soon.
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). Iteraction Design changed to User Experience & Interaction Design for both B.Des and M.Des.

UPES DAT 2023 Exam Status

Exam StatusExam will held in July 2023
Application StatusStarted 


UPES DAT 2023 Application Form Dates

The important dates related to the availability of UPES DAT 2023 Application form and presentation is given below:

UPES DAT Application Form Dates
EventsDates (Tentative)
Availability of Application FormStarted
Last date to submit Application FormJuly 2023
UPES DAT 2023 Exam DateJuly 2023
Interview and Portfolio PresentationYet to announce

UPES DAT 2023 Application Form

The UPES DAT 2023 application form window will be open for the next exam date. Candidates shall follow the below-stated instructions to know how to fill-up the form.
  • Online mode – For those who wish to fill up the examination form online can visit the official website of UPES and apply.
  • Offline mode - Candidates can purchase the UPES DAT 2023 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 the Enrollments Office,

University of Petroleum & Energy Studies (UPES)

210, Second Floor, Okhla Industrial Estate,

New Delhi 110020.

UPES DAT 2023 Application Fee

Candidates can check the UPES DAT 2023 application fee is given below:

UPESDAT 2023 Examination Fee
Indian Students


Rs. 1350/-

Overseas Students

USD 75

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

UPES DAT 2023 Eligibility Criteria

The UPES DAT 2023 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 2023 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 2023 Examination, the procedure is stated below:-
UPES DAT 2023 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 2023 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-2023 Score will be exempted from UPES – DAT Online Test.

UPES DAT 2023 Exam Pattern

Candidates can go through the UPES DAT 2023 exam pattern to have an idea of the structure of DAT exam 2023. 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 2023 Syllabus

There is no official release of the UPES DAT 2023 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 2023 Admit Card

UPES DAT 2023 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 2023 Result

The UPES DAT 2023 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 2023 Counselling

The candidates are first supposed to clear the online examination for further proceedings. Check the details given below about UPES DAT 2023 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 2023.

  • 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 2023

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 2023 Highlights

Check all the information related to UPES Design Aptitude Test 2023 given below:

UPES DAT 2023 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


Application Link

Apply Now

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 2023 Form Date01 Dec - 22 Jun 2023 (Tentative)
UPES DAT 2023 Exam Date01 Jul - 29 Jul 2023

University of Petroleum and Energy Studies Design Aptitude Test Exam Pattern

Paper 1
Exam Duration:

1 hours

Total Marks:


Question Paper Type :

Multiple Choice Questions

Negative Marking:



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Form Start Date:

01 Dec 2022

Form End Date:

22 Jun 2023

The last date to submit the form was on 22 Jun 2023
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