UPES DAT 2022 (30-31 March)- Application Form (Out), Exam Date, Syllabus, Pattern

UPES DAT 2022 – UPES DAT 2022 has revised the exam dates. As a part of the revision, the last date to fill UPES DAT 2022 Application Form is extended to 27 March 2022.The direct link to fill the application form is given below. University of Petroleum & Energy Studies (UPES), will now conduct UPES DAT 2022 exam on 30 March and 31 March 2022. UPES DAT is an online test conducted by UPES itself. Through this Fashion and Design Entrance Exam, admission into B.Des and M.Des courses will be given. The question paper for UPES DAT 2022 consists of MCQ type questions, the duration for the same is 60 minutes. After the conduct of the exam, the interview and portfolio presentation will also be held. Candidates can check all the necessary details on UPES DAT 2022 – how to apply, eligibility criteria, exam pattern, interview etc, on this page below.


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UPES DAT 2022 Overview

Given below is a small overview of the UPES DAT entrance exam 2022.

Exam NameUniversity Of Petroleum and Energy Studies Design Aptitude Test 2022
Mode of TestOnline
Programmes OfferedB. Des. – Apply
M. Des. – Apply
Conducting BodyUniversity Of Petroleum and Energy Studies
Duration of Exam1 hour duration
Medium Of TestEnglish
Selection ProcedureDAT Exam
Interview Round
Portfolio Presentation
Official websiteupes.ac.in

UPES DAT 2022 Important Dates

Shortlisted candidates are provided admissions into programs offered by UPES. Given below are UPES DAT 2022 exam date and some more important dates.

Particulars Dates
Application Form Release Open
UPES DAT Application Form last date19 Apr 2022 27 March
UPES DAT 2022 Exam Date22-24 Apr 2022 30 -31 March 2022
Interview and other roundsTo be announced
UPES DAT ResultTo be announced

Click here to check the UPES DAT 2022 schedule.

UPES DAT 2022 Application Form

Candidates can fill the UPES DAT 2022 application form in any of the online or offline mode.
Candidates applying online can get themselves registered on the official website of the UPES and fill all the necessary details.

For UPES DAT registrations in the offline mode, candidates can buy the application form by issuing a demand draft(DD) in favour of UPES Fee Account, payable at New Delhi to University of Petroleum & Energy Studies, Enrollments Office, UPES, 210, 2nd Floor, Okhla Industrial Estate, New Delhi 110020.

UPES DAT 2022 Application Fees

Application fees can be paid online as well as offline. Application fee is given below –

Type Amount in INR
Indian Students through Online methodsINR 1350
Indian students through cashINR 1350
Foreign StudentsUSD 75

UPES DAT 2022 Eligibility Criteria

Before filling the UPES DAT 2022 application form, candidates must read and check out the conditions correctly. They are as follows.

Undergraduate Courses –

Candidates are eligible to secure admission in BDes course offered at UPES only if they fulfill the below-mentioned eligibility criteria:

Age Criteria
Candidates born on or after October 1, 1998, are the only ones eligible to apply for admission. Date of Birth as per the Secondary Education Board/University certificate(class X/XII marksheet) will be considered authentic.

Board Exam Merit:  Students must have Secured at least 60% marks in Class X and Class XII both.

UCEED/ JEE Main Merit: If the candidate does not want to give UPES DAT, they must have secured at least 50% in Class X and Class XII as well as cleared JEE Main or UCEED exam.

For Postgraduate Courses

They must have secured 50% aggregate in their Class X and Class XII or more.

They must have completed at least BTech/BE in any discipline/BFA /BArch/BDes/ BSc in Design (3 years) plus one year of foundation/ Applied Arts with at least 50% marks.

In case, the student has done 2 years M.Sc./MTech in Computer Science and Engineering. IT Subjects / Domains (Only For Interaction Design), then also they are eligible.

Non Exam Pathway: According to the valid board merit, NIFT, NID, UCEED ranking, the candidates shall directly go for the personal interview and presentation on the work portfolio.

List of Courses Offered on the basis UPES DAT 2022

The following is the list of UG and PG courses as per UPES DAT 2022.

B.Des in –

  • Transportation and Mobility Design
  • Graphics & Communication Design
  • Animation and VFX
  • User Experience and Interaction Design
  • Fashion Design
  • Interior and Retail Space Design
  • Game Design
  • Life Style and Accessory Design

M.Des in

  • Transportation and Mobility Design
  • Interaction Design
  • Fashion Design
  • Graphic Design

UPES DAT 2022 Exam Pattern

To pass with flying color, candidates must read and understand the exam pattern for UPES DAT 2022 correctly. The pattern is as follows.

Mode of Examination: The UPES DAT is held in the online mode.

Number of Questions: There are 25 questions in the UPES DAT paper.

Maximum Marks: The total marks for UPES DAT 2022 is 100.

Exam Duration: The duration of exam is 60 minutes

Sections in Paper: There are four sections in UPES DAT.

UPES DAT 2022 Result

After the entire selection procedure is completed , UPES DAT 2022 result is released. The merit list is given of shortlisted candidates for admission in BDes/MDes programmes on its official website i.e. admissions.upes.ac.in. Candidates can view their results on the official website of the college by filling their admit card login details. It is advised to take a printout of the result scorecard for future use.

UPES DAT 2022 Counselling

UPES will hold the counselling session after the results have been announced for those candidates who have cleared the entrance test. Candidates applying through otherexams like JEE / NIFT / NID also have to appear for counselling session. UPES will follow a centralized counselling procedure .Candidates will be called as per as rankings in DAT. Candidates have to carry all the necessary documents with them –

  • UPES DAT 2022 Admit Card
  • Counselling Letter
  • Recent Passport size photographs
  • ID proof
  • Class X and XII marksheet copies
  • Portfolio

UPES DAT 2022 Interview & Portfolio Round

Candidates are required to clear the minimum cut off marks to proceed for next round to seek admissions to B.Des and M.Des courses proffered by UPES. Candidates clearing cutoffs will be asked to present themselves in the interview. On the same day itself, aspirants are also required to present their work portfolio.
Important points for Portfolio :

  • Drawing, sketching by hand using different techniques including colour markers and colour pencils
  • Digital work (software) – Drawing, rendering and sketching using digital media, tools and techniques 2D and 3D as well.

After the interview and portfolio , students will be provided seats in their preferred program as per DAT scores, Ranking and Counselling results.

UPES DAT 2022 Reservation Of seats

15% of the seats in all programs B.Des Or M. des program will be reserved for residents of Uttrakhand. subject to production of “Sthai Niwas Praman Patra” (Permanent Residence Certificate) issued by the concerned authority of Uttarakhand State. These seats will get allotted to the candidates based on the merit list released for this category, provided the candidate has declared his intent to opt under this category at the time of applying for admission by providing UK domicile certificate.

  • Click here to check the fee structure for B.Des and M.Des programmes.

About UPES DAT 2022

UPES stands for University of Petroleum and Energy Studies. It conducts an online UPES Design Aptitude Test (DAT) every year to offer admission to aspiring candidates in various design programmes . To acquire admission in design programmes at the University of Petroleum and Energy Studies (UPES), candidates need to clear the DAT exam, and then they will move to the next round i.e. interview and portfolio round. UPES is well known university that has a great link up with companies all over the world that offer lucrative packages to students.

FAQs Related to UPES DAT 2022

Ques 1- What is the mode of application for UPES DAT 2022?

UPES DAT 2022 application forms can be filled both online and offline.

Ques 2- What is the application fee for UPES DAT 2022?

Application fee is INR 1850, if paid online.

Ques 3- Is there any negative marking in UPES DAT 2022?

No, there is no negative marking in DAT 2022.

Ques 4- What is the time duration For UPES DAT 2022?

DAT exam will last for one hour.

Ques 5- Is there any age limit for applying to B. Des. programme?

Candidates born on or after October 1, 1998, are the only ones eligible to apply for admission.

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