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UPES DAT 2017 Application Form, Date, Admission

UPES DAT or University of Petroleum and Energy Studies Design Aptitude Test is conducted by the University of Petroleum and Energy Studies (UPES) each year. The entrance exam is conducted in order to secure admission in B.Des. and B.Des. courses, offered by School of Design Studies (SoDS) at UPES. There will be 140 seats in B.Des. and 60 seats in M.Des.. 

UPES DAT 2017 for M.Des. will be conducted online in two cycles- February and April. UPES DAT 2017 Exam Date for M.des. is February 15-16, 2017. Candidates are advised to apply before February 10, 2017 on its official website, i.e. The interview date for M.Des. is February 25, 2017. For B.Des., its application process will close on April 4 and the exam will be held from April 12-15, 2017. Candidates willing to apply must pay an application fee of INR 1750 at the time of online form filling. 


May 5, 2017 – Interview and Portfolio Presentation for M.Des at Dehradun and Mumbai is on May 6, 2017.

April 3, 2017 – Last Date to Fill UPES DAT Application Form for B.Des is April 4, 2017. Apply Now

Candidates having valid CEED 2016 or 2017 score will be exempted from UPESDAT examination and will be invited directly for Personal Interview and presentation on the work portfolio. 

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 (M.Des.) will close on February 10, 2017. Make sure you do not miss out on any of these dates.

M.Des. February Session

Last date for filling UPES DAT Application Form (M.Des.)February 10, 2017 
Availability of Admit Card availableFebruary 2017 
UPES DAT 2017 Exam Date (M.Des.)February 15-16, 2017
UPES DAT Interview Date for M.Des.February 25, 2017

B.Des. April Session

Last date for filling UPES DAT Application Form (B.Des.)April 4, 2017
Availability of Admit Card availableApril 2017
UPES DAT 2017 Exam Date (B.Des.)April 12-15, 2017
UPES DAT Interview Date for B.Des.Second week of April 2017

M.Des. April Session

Last date for filling UPES DAT Application Form (M.Des.)April 21, 2017
UPES DAT 2017 Exam Date (M.Des.)April 28, 2017
UPES DAT Interview Date for M.Des.May 6, 2017

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
CoursesBachelor of Design, Masters of Design
Mode of examinationOnline and Offline
Conducted byUniversity of Petroleum and Energy Studies
Date of examinationFebruary 15-16, 2017
Qualifying examMinimum 50% in 12th examination
Application feesINR 1850
Official addressUPES, 210, 2nd Floor, Okhla Industrial Estate, New Delhi 110020.

UPES DAT 2017 Registration

Aspirants can apply for the UPES DAT 2017 by the following way. For both B.Des. and M.Des., UPES DAT Registration can be done either online or offline.

1. 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 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 /Net Banking for UPES Prospectus and Application form.

Online Application instructions 

  • Online form submission facility is applicable only to those candidates who wish to apply and pay online by Credit Card/ Debit Card/ Net Banking  
  • Please do not submit your application until you have entered required details in all the information fields of the application form.
  • If you have a scanned passport size photograph, you can upload the photograph while applying online.
  • While, applying online, do not use the 'Back' button on the tool bar of your browser. Use the links and buttons available on the page to move from one page to another
  • After completing the submission process successfully, you must take a print-out of the completed application form for your reference.
  • On successful submission of your online application form, you will get an online application number. Please retain this form number carefully for future reference.

2. 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 Application Fee 

While filling the UPES DAT Application Form 2017, candidates will be required to pay an application fee as specified below. The fee can be paid by Demand Draft / Online/Cash.

For Indian ResidentINR 1850 for all programes
For Foreign CandidatesUS $75

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

(1) Minimum 50 % marks at Higher & Senior Secondary Level (10th& 12th)

(2) B. Tech / BE in any discipline / B. Arch / BFA-4 yrs. / B. Des/ 3 years B.Sc. in Design plus 1 year of foundation /Applied Arts with minimum 50% marks

UPES Online Design Aptitude Test (UPES –DAT)/ Valid CEED score followed by Presentation of Portfolio and interview2 Years

(1) If candidate gives the exam: Atleast 60% marks in 10th and 12th class with an aggregate of 60% in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics in 12th class 

(2) If candidate does not give exam: 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 website

Centralized 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 Admit Card

On the basis of information in UPES DAT Application form, admit card of provisionally eligible candidates will be uploaded on the University website Candidates are required to download the admit card accordingly. The duly completed downloaded admit card with photograph affixed (duly attested) in the space provided will have to be produced at the allotted test center. Candidates without the admit card or card without the photograph will NOT be permitted to take the test.

UPES DAT 2017 Exam Centres

Cabdidates can refer to the following table for filling up the OMR/ Online Application form. Candidates are cautioned to fill the City code and shade correctly as the allotment of required Test City will be based on this information only. Candidates need to give both first & second choice as per their city preference in OMR/Online Application form.

upes dat 2017 exam centres

UPES DAT 2017 Exam pattern

UPES DAT will be held in both, offline and online modes. Their details have been given below:

Online Test

  • 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
  • Questions will be asked from automotive, graphic design, pgotography, interior design, etc. 

Offline Test

  • The oofline test will be held at the interview centers allotted to candidates
  • Paper will consist of3 sections having 100 questions. Their details have been given below:
Vehicle sketching section50
Design Activity Section30
Creativity Analysis section20

UPES DAT 2017 Recommended books

Candidates appearing for UPES DAT 2017 can rely on the books given below. These books give a fair idea of the syllabus and pattern of UPES DAT. 

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

UPES DAT 2017 Reservation Criteria

15% of the seats in all programs will be reserved for residents of Uttarakhand subject to production of “Sthai Niwas Praman Patra” (Permanent Residence Certificate) issued by the competent authority of Uttarakhand State. These seats will get allotted strictly based on the merit positions secured in this category, provided the candidate has declared his intent to opt under this category at the time of applying for admission.

Note: Candidates applying under this category would be required to produce the original “Sthai Niwas Praman Patra” during the day of admission failing which their candidature shall stand cancelled. Seats remaining unfilled by the stipulated date in this category shall be treated as unreserved.

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

UPES DAT 2017 Interview Schedule

Interviews and Portfolio Presentation schedule for M.Des

LocationDate of InterviewReporting TimeContact Person
Dehradun25 February-201710:00 AMMr.Virendra Gupta
M :- 9891770008
email :
Mumbai25 February-201710:00 AMMr. Ninad Sapre
M :- 8652842525
email :
Ahmedabad25 February-201710:00 AMMr. Arshad Hussain
M: 9818639147
email :
Delhi25 February-201710:00 AMMr.Virendra Gupta
M :- 9891770008
email :
Dehradun6 May 201710:00 AMMr.Virendra Gupta
M :- 9891770008
email :
Mumbai6 May 201710:00 AMMr. Ninad Sapre
M :- 8652842525
email :
Ahmedabad6 May 201710:00 AMMr. Arshad Hussain
M: 9818639147
email :
Delhi6 May 201710:00 AMMr.Virendra Gupta
M :- 9891770008
email :

Portfolio requirements:

  • Drawing, sketching and rendering by hand using a variety of techniques and media including color markers and color pencils (10-15 pages)
  • Digital work (software) – Drawing, sketching, and rendering using digital media, tools and techniques (2 dimensional, 3 dimensional)
  • Physical Model / Prototype - fabrication / construction
  • Please bring all your original/ photocopy of testimonials (Candidates in the final semester/year, please bring marksheets upto the last semester attended) along with you for verification purposes during the Personal Interview.

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 intotal admissions in each M. Design and Scheme 2 is limited to only 25% of total admissions each in M. Design

UPES DAT 2017 Seat Intake

Candidates can refer to the below table to know about the seat intake in various design courses. There are a total of 200 seats that are filled by UPES DAT.

Bachelor of Design140
Masters of Design in Transportation Design20
Master of Design in Industrial Design20
Master of Design in Interactive Design20

UPES DAT 2017 Result

Candidates can expect the result of M. Des in March 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.


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