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The official notification for the exam dates of UPES DAT is expected to come out in December 2016. UPES DAT 2017 will be held between April 12, 2017-April 15, 2017. Candidates are advised to apply before April 4, 2016 on the official website, i.e. UPES DAT is conducted by the University of Petroleum and Energy Studies each year. Candidates willing to apply must pay an application fee of INR 1750 at the time of online form filling. 

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UPES DAT is an online test. Aspirants need to take UPES DAT 2017 in order to secure admission in MDes and BDes courses on offer by School of Design Studies (SoDS) at UPES. University of Petroleum and Energy Studies Design Aptitude Test (UPESDAT) 2017 is an entrance examination for students who want to pursue undergraduate and postgraduate designing courses. 

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UPES DAT 2017 Exam Dates

The below table describes all the important UPES DAT 2017 Exam Dates that candidates can refer to. The registrations for UPES DAT close on April 4,2017. Make sure you do not miss out on any of these dates.

EventDates (Tentative)
Last date of Application Form fillingApril 4, 2017 
Availability of Admit Card availableMay 10, 2017 
UPESDAT 2017 Exam DateApril 12, 2017 to April 15, 2017
Interview and Presentation of Portfolio for UG CourseJuly 11, 2017 
Interview and Presentation of Portfolio for PG CourseJuly 12, 2017 

UPES DAT 2017 Registration

Aspirants can apply for the UPES DAT 2017 by following way. For both bachelor and master courses application procedure. Mode of application is both online and offline.

Online Application Process

  • Click on the link that applies to your status – Indian Resident or Foreign Resident
  • Sign up to buy the Admission Prospectus. You will get a display of the Sign Up Form.
  • Fill up all the details requested in the Sign Up Form as well as the program that you are interested in.
  • Click on the 'Submit' button.
  • You will receive an email from UPES on the email id that you have registered in the Sign Up Form.
  • Click on the link provided in the email from UPES to verify your email id and activate your account on the UPES Official website.
  • Please proceed to fill up the Application Form online and follow the instructions given therein.
  • After submitting the Application Form, Pay Online by Credit card/ Debit card for UPES Prospectus and Application form.

Offline Application Process

  • By Cash- They can purchase the prospectus from specified admission counters by paying fee in cash.
  • By Demand draft - It can also be obtained by post by sending a demand draft of INR 1850 in favor 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 2017 Highlights

The below table summarizes all the details of UPES DAT. These are the main highlights of the exam. 

Exam nameUniversity of Petroleum and Energy Studies Design Aptitude Test (UPES DAT) 2017
TypeUniversity level
CategoryBachelor of Design, Masters of Design
Mode of examinationOnline
Conducted byUniversity of Petroleum and Energy Studies
Date of examinationApril 12, 2017 to April 15, 2017
Qualifying examMinimum 50% in 12th examination
Application feesINR 1750
Official address
UPES, 210, 2nd Floor, Okhla Industrial Estate, New Delhi 110020.

UPES DAT 2017 Scholarships for M. Design

UPES offers various scholarship options for candidates who excel in their UPES DAT Result. They must fulfill the eligibility criteria as mentioned below, to be able to apply for the scholarships. 

Scholarship SchemesEligibility Criteria
50% Scholarship on 1st year tuition fee (Tuition fee waiver)Candidates should have scored 65% or above in 10th, 12th and Graduation, He/she must have scored atleast 35 marks in Common Entrance Exam for Design 2017 or 60 in UPES – DAT, The family income should not be more than Rs. 6 lacs/ annum.
25% Scholarship on 1st year tuition fee (Tuition fee waiver)Candidates should have scored 60% or above in 10th, 12th and Graduation, He/she must have scored atleast 30 marks in Common Entrance Exam for Design 2017 or 50 in UPES – DAT, The family income should not be more than Rs. 6 lacs/ annum.
Note: Scheme 1 is limited to only 10% of total admissions in each M. Design and Scheme 2 is limited to only 25% of total admissions each in M. Design

UPES DAT 2017 Seats

Candidates can refer to the below table to know about the seat intake in various design courses. There are a total of 145 seats that are filled by UPES DAT.

Bachelor of Design80
Masters of Design in Transportation Design20
Master of Design in Industrial Design15
Master of Design in Product Design15
Master of Design in Interactive Design15

UPES DAT 2017 Eligibility

All the candidates applying for the UPES DAT 2017, must make sure that they fulfill the eligibility criteria. Any candidate failing to fulfill these criteria will be denied admission. Different criteria have been layed out for different courses. 

NameEligibility CriteriaSelection CriteriaDuration of Program
M.Des.At least 50% marks at 10thclass, 12th class, B.E. OR B.Tech. in any discipline/B.Arch/ B.Des/ BFA(4 Years)/Interior Design/Applied ArtsAndCandidate having valid CEED or UPES DAT scorePresentation of Candidate’s Portfolio followed by Interview2 Years
B.Des.If candidate gives exam: Atleast 60% marks in 10th and 12th class and also candidate must have aggregate of 60% in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics in 12th class  If candidate does not give exam: Candidate must have secured atleast 80% marks in (10th and 12th class) with atleast aggregate 80% marks in PCM(12th class) Or By JEE Main Merit List Minimum of 60% marks in 10th and 12th class. Also aggregate of 60% in PCM (12th class) and JEE Main merit list to be announced by the UPES websiteCentralized Counselling4 Years
B.F.AMinimum 50% marks in class 10th and 12th having any stream and UPES DAT testPresentation of Candidate’s PortfolioAnd Interview4 Years

UPES DAT 2017 Reservation Criteria

There are 15% seats that are reserved for the residents of Uttarakhand. The remaining 85% seats are unreserved.  

CategoryReservation (in %)
For Uttarakhand residents under "Sthai Niwas Praman Patra" (Permanent Resident Certificate)15%
Unreserved Seats85%

UPES DAT 2017 Exam pattern

The exam will be held in both offline & online mode :-

Online: Online  paper will consist of 25 multiple choice questions

  • 4 marks will be awarded for each correct answer.
  • Negative marking is also applicable. 2 marks will be deducted for each wrong answer.

Offline: Paper will consist of3 sections having 100 questions:-

Vehicle sketching section50
Design Activity Section30
Creativity Analysis section20

UPES DAT 2017 Result

  • Candidates can expect the result of M. Des in July, 2017.
  • They can check the result on official website
  • Students who qualify the exam will be called for counselling/personal interview and work portfolio presentation.
  • Documentation will be done and all the admission related formalities will be completed at that time only

UPES DAT 2017 Recommended books

Book NameAuthorISBN No.
NIFT, NID & IIFT Entrance Exam Guide (01 Edition)Dharmendra Mittal8183482724
NIFT / NID and IIFT Entrance Exam 2014Mittal D9350944960
Seeds For CEEDBhushan Patil9350670143

Fee Structure

  • 1750



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