UPES DAT 2022: Application Form, Dates, Syllabus, Result

Exam Date

Apr 22, 2022

Feb 2, 2022 | Design


The UPES DAT 2022 application forms are released online by the UPES. The last date to apply is Apr 19, 2022. The exam will be held online from Apr 22, 2022, to Apr 24, 2022.

If you are interested in design courses and are in search of a good design college, go for the UPES DAT 2022. Through the UPES DAT 2022, you will be able to pursue both Graduation and Post Graduation courses. Read this article to know more about the admission process, direct links, last dates to get into UPES Design Institute.

Latest Updates for UPES DAT:

  • Jan 19, 2022: The last date to apply for UPES DAT 2022 is Apr 19, 2022. The exam will be conducted from Apr 22 to Apr 24, 2022.


About UPES DAT 2022

UPES DAT 2022 will be conducted by University of Petroleum and Energy Studies (UPES). This exam is conducted every year to offer admission to candidates in a design program offered by the college. UPES offers design courses both at an undergraduate and postgraduate level to candidates under its Social of Design Studies (SoDS).

A total number of 40 seats in B.Des and 60 seats in M.Des are offered through UPES DAT 2022. UPES DAT 2022 will be conducted via Online mode.


UPES DAT 2022 at a glance
Exam Name UPES DAT
Full form University of Petroleum and Energy Studies Design Aptitude Test
Conducting Authority University of Petroleum and Energy Studies
Type University Level
Course offered by School of Design Studies (SoDS)
Exam Date To be announced
Courses Bachelor of Design (B.Des), Masters of Design (M.Des)
Course Duration B.Des - 4 years M.Des - 2 years
Mode of examination Online
Conducted by University of Petroleum and Energy Studies
Application fee INR 1850
Official address UPES, 210, 2nd Floor, Okhla Industrial Estate, New Delhi 110020

UPES DAT 2022 Design Programmes Offered

UPES DAT Design Programmes Offered
Undergraduate Design Programs Postgraduate Design Programs
B.Des Product Design/Transportation Design M.Des Transportation Design
BFA Fine Arts (Digital Arts) M.Des Industrial Design

UPES DAT 2022 Important Dates

Exam dates will give you an idea of the whole UPES DAT Exam Schedule. You can plan the preparation as per the schedule.

UPES DAT Exam Dates
UPES DAT 2022 Important Events Important Dates
Application Start Date Jan 31, 2022
Last date to submit online Application to UPES DAT 2022 Apr 19, 2022
UPES DAT 2022 Admit Card Just after the application process is completed.
UPES DAT 2022 Exam date Apr 22, 2022 - Apr 24, 2022
UPES DAT 2022 Result date To be announced
UPES DAT 2022 PI date To be announced
UPES DAT 2022 PI Result date To be announced

UPES DAT 2022 Eligibility Criteria

Candidates should bear in mind that they will need to clear the eligibility criteria which is set by the UPES. If it is found at any stage that any candidate doesn't fit in the UPES DAT eligibility standards, then their candidature will be cancelled.

  • B.Des Eligibility: Candidates must have at least 65% in Class X and Class XII to apply for the UPES B.Des program 2022.
  • UCEED and JEE Main Score: Candidates with a valid JEE Main / UCEED score can apply for UPES DAT 2022 if they have an aggregate of 50% in Class X and Class XII.
  • M.Des Eligibility: Candidates must have at least 50% in Class X and Class XII to apply for the UPES M.Des program 2022
  • Age: Candidates whose date of birth falls on or after October 1, 1996, are eligible for admission. Date of birth as given in the Secondary Education Board/University certificate only will be considered valid.

UPES DAT 2022 Syllabus

The syllabus will help candidates to focus on the most important topics rather than to study all the topics which contain topics of less weightage.

  • Topics: The UPES DAT 2022 syllabus includes topics like Design Knowledge, General Knowledge, Social Knowledge, and Technological Awareness to check the IQ level of the students.
  • Books Referred: Aspirants can take a look at the reference books to prepare for UPES DAT 2022.

UPES DAT 2022 Exam Pattern

UPES DAT 2022 for B.Des and M.Des programs will be conducted online. Their details have been given below:

  • UPES DAT 2022 exam pattern comprises objective type multiple-choice questions.
  • There will be 25 questions in total. Carrying 4 marks each.
  • Time duration to complete the paper will be 60 minutes.
  • 2 marks will be deducted from each wrong answer.
  • Read more about UPES DAT 2022 exam pattern

UPES DAT 2022 Exam Pattern Highlights

UPES DAT 2022 Exam Pattern Highlights
Mode of Examination Online (B.Des) Online (M.Des)
Number of Questions Online:25
Maximum Marks Online 100
Duration of Exam Online:60 minutes
Sections in Paper Online:4 sections

CUPES DAT 2022 Application Form

Candidates can fill the application form online by following the steps given below.

How to apply for UPES DAT?

Follow the given steps to fill the UPES DAT application form easily:

  • Step 1: Firstly, you need to go to the official website of UPES DAT Exam i.e. www.upes.ac.in
  • Step 2: Then you have to click on the registration tab for Foreign National or an Indian candidate/ choose the tab as per your domicile status.
  • Step 3: A sign-up window will be displayed. You will have to sign-up to UPES official website to get the application form.
  • Step 4: Further, you will have to fill the form with the details like your name, email Id and phone number. An email confirming your sign-up will be sent to you. You will need to activate your account by clicking the link in the email and then your registration will be done.
  • Step 5: Now, you will have to fill the application form with the required details and upload the necessary documents and pay the application fee. Your application form will be complete.
  • Step 6: After your application is complete, you should take a print-out of it for future purposes. Your application process is completed now.

UPES DAT Application Fee

Candidates will need to pay an application by Credit/Debit Card or Internet Banking or Demand Draft. The fee is different for Foreign nationals and Indian citizens.

UPES DAT Application Fee 2022
Type of Student Application Fee
Indian Candidates INR 1850/- through online payment or demand draft
Indian Candidates INR 1750/- (Cash)
Foreign Nationals USD 75 (as per the current conversion rate)

UPES DAT 2022 Exam Centres

While filling the UPES DAT 2022 application form candidates can choose the UPES DAT 2022 exam centres as per their convenience. Candidates can choose two UPES DAT exam centres based on their preference in the UPES DAT 2022 Application form. The following exam centres are available for UPES DAT 2022.

UPES DAT 2022 Exam Centres
Mumbai Delhi Jalandhar Indore
Noida Faridabad Jodhpur Jabalpur
Patna Ghaziabad Kanpur Vishakhapatnam
Pune Gurgaon Kolkata Lucknow
Siliguri Jaipur Raipur Bhubaneshwar
Udaipur Bangalore Ranchi Chandigarh
Varanasi Bhopal Haldwani Ahmedabad
Dehradun Agra Hyderabad -

UPES DAT 2022 Admit Card

With the submission of UPES DAT application form, admit card will be issued to eligible candidates a few days before the entrance test. All the admit card will be released online. Candidates need to download and take a print-out of their UPES DAT admit card from the official website.

How to download UPES DAT Admit Card?

Follow the below steps to download UPES DAT Admit Card hassle-free.

  • Visit the site www.upes.ac.in
  • Search for the "Admit Card" options
  • Click on "UPES Admit Card" link
  • Select the desired course and exam
  • Fill in the registered details and submit
  • Your UPES DAT 2022 Admit Card will be displayed on your screen
  • Download and take the print of the same
  • Affix your photograph in the space provided on the admit card

UPES DAT 2022 Results

UPES DAT 2022 Result will be declared at the official website. The list of shortlisted candidates for B.Des/M.Des program will be declared on the official website of the University. Candidates can check the result on the website by providing their application and roll number. Students who qualify for the exam will be called for counselling and work portfolio presentation. All necessary documents and portfolios need to be presented at the time of the interview and all admission related to formalities will be completed at that time only.

UPES DAT Cutoff 2022

UPES DAT will announce the cutoff of UPES DAT 2022 for admissions to B.Des courses for the session 2022-21 soon after the declaration of the result. Candidates need to secure the cut off marks or minimum percentage of marks required for admission to B.Des and M.Des courses offered by UPES. Those who secure the minimum cutoff are called for the counselling process.

UPES DAT 2022 Counselling

UPES will conduct the counselling of UPES DAT 2022 only for those candidates who have cleared the entrance test. Those who are eligible based on their JEE or UCEED ranks will have their names listed on the merit list released on the official website.

  • The counselling for admission will be conducted separately for the JEE Main 2022 and UCEED qualified candidates.
  • UPES will follow centralized counselling for UPES DAT 2022.
  • The counselling letter will be allotted to the eligible candidate.
  • As per the ranking, candidates will be called for counselling
  • All the essential documents will have to be carried by the candidate for the verification purpose

Essential Documents

Candidates need to carry the following documents at the counselling centre.

  • UPES DAT 2022 Counselling Letter
  • Four recent passport-sized photographs
  • UPES DAT 2022 Admit Card
  • Original and photocopies of mark sheets of class 10 and 12
  • Portfolio


What is the mode of UPES DAT exam?

The examination will be conducted in both online and offline mode.

Do B.Des and M.Des programmes have any reservation or quota for the reserved category candidates?

No, UPES does not have any reservation for admission into B.Des and M.Des courses.

When is the last date to fill the application form?

Candidates should submit the application form on or before May 9, 2020.

Can I pay the application fee through Demand Draft (DD)?

Yes, candidates can purchase the application form by sending a demand draft in favour of “UPES Fee Account”, payable at New Delhi/Dehradun to University of Petroleum & Energy Studies.

What is the syllabus for UPES DAT 2021?

Candidates should prepare on the following topics: Online Paper: General English, Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency, General Awareness and Analytical & Logical Reasoning. Offline paper: Vehicle Sketching, Design Activity and Creativity Analysis. Please refer UPES DAT syllabus section for detailed information.

What is the marking scheme?

Candidates get four marks for every correct answer and two marks will be deducted for every incorrect answer.

What is the desired requirement for the online test?

Candidates\' Internet speed should be more than 100kbps. Candidates should disable pop up blocker. There should be a Functional Webcam. Candidate should have to put-off chats (Yahoo messenger, Google talk) Candidates should have the latest version of JAVA.

What is the desired portfolio for B.Des and M.Des programmes?

Portfolio for B.Des: Hand drew sketches using simple Pencils, colour pencils/ markers or any other media Physical Model / Prototype to showcase creativity Certificate of competitions won if any Photography skills can be shown Digital work ( 2D techniques and 3D techniques) Portfolio for M.Des: Physical Model fabrication/construction Hand Drawing and sketching using colour markers and colour pencils (10-15 pages) Digital work ( 2D techniques and 3D techniques)


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