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UPESDAT 2017 Admit Card

The University of Petroleum and Energy Studies Design Aptitude Test (UPESDAT 2017) will be conducted in online mode for admission into Master of Design program on 19th-20th January and into Bachelor of Design (B.Des) on 12th-15th April, 2017. The Admit card will be available for downloading from 5th April - 11th April and 11th – 18th January respectively from the official website However, the notification for subsequent rounds after the Online test will be intimated separately so you must constantly check your UPES account for all important updates related to the Admission process.

Last date for submission of B.Des form4th April, 2017
Downloading Admit Card (B.Des)5th April-11th April, 2017
Date of UPESDAT Examination12th-15th April, 2017
Personal Interview and Portfolio presentation22nd-23rd April, 2017
Last date for submission of M.Des application form10th January, 2017
Downloading Admit Card11th-18th January, 2017
Date of UPESDAT examination19th-20th January, 2017
Personal Interview and Portfolio presentation28th -29th January,2017

How to Download UPESDAT 2017 Admit Card

The Candidates are required to navigate to the UPES official website wherein their valid credentials such as Application number, Date of Birth, Email and Password can be used to login and download their admit card for the examination.

The Admit card needs to be downloaded by filling in the following credentials in text fields as required on the official UPES website:

Step 1: Login to with Email ID and Password. In case you have forgotten the password, click on ‘Forgot your Password’ and fill out the form that will require your Email ID. You can then retrieve your Password from your Email inbox:

Step 2:Download your Admit Card and make sure that all details are correct.

Step 3: In case of any discrepancy, contact the following addresses or email IDs

University of Petroleum and Energy Studies, Dehradun

Energy Acres, PO Bidholi, via Prem Nagar, Dehradun- 248007​

Telephone: 0135-2102549

New Delhi Office Address

3rd Floor, PHD House, 4/2 Siri Institutional Area,

August Kranti Marg, New Delhi- 110016 and      

Mobile Contact: 09953084360 / 09891770008

Please note the following Details

  • You must put the latest photograph of yourself on the Admit card either online or when taking a print out of the Admit card
  • You will not be allowed to enter the Examination hall without the admit card

Document Required at UPESDAT 2017 Exam Center

You must bring the following documents positively on the day of the Examination since any defaulter will not be entertained and duplicate documents will not be issued at the time of Examination. It would be highly advisable that you laminate your Admit Card so that it’s in a good condition throughout your Application and Admission process.

Admit Card in a suitable condition with affixed photograph and self attestedIdentification
Valid photo ID proof- PAN card/ passport/ driving license/ Aadhaar detailsIdentification
Passport sixed photograph (preferably 3)Identification
Copy of Application formVerification and Backup

Cases Where Admit Card will not be Issued to Candidates

  • Incomplete online Application form
  • Unsigned online Application form
  • Not Eligible according to online application form
  • Saved but not Submitted online application form
  • Doubtful or extremely unclear photograph in online application form
  • Payment not made for online application form

UPESDAT 2017 List of Exam Centers

At the time of filling up the Application form, each applicant is given the choice of filling three preferences for Exam Center city. On consolidating the data, UPES decides which cities will be holding the exam and accordingly the applicants are allotted their respective exam centers. UPES has declared that this year, the Exam will be held in the following cities


Important Details on UPESDAT 2017 Admit Card

Once you download your Admit Card, you must check that there is no discrepancy with respect to your details and that all the fields in the Admit card are clear and correct. Often your admit card will contain the following information:

  • Name of the exam- UPES DAT 2017
  • Candidate’s name
  • Candidate’s address
  • Candidates Registration number
  • Candidates Roll number for the exam
  • Father’s name
  • Mother’s name
  • Category-SC/ST/OBC/General
  • Exam center and city
  • Candidate’s photograph and signature

Please note that Admit Card/Interview call for Personal interview and Portfolio presentation will be intimated separately to the candidates after they’re shortlisted on the basis of the online exam.


When it comes to appearing for competitive examinations, you must do the right things at the right time in order to succeed and gain admission in college of your choice

Carry laminated Admit CardKeep admit card unattended or damaged
Carry a photocopy of admit cardForget to carry admit card
Carry 3-4 passport sized photographsForget to carry all documents required
Attest the photograph pasted on the Admit cardCarry electronic devices such as mobile phones, ipods, cameras
Carry 3-4 postcard sized photographsCarry paper materials/ chits that may lead to your disqualification
Carry 2 copies of Application formSpeak rudely to your invigilator
Carry 2 sharpened pencils, eraser, sharpenerExchange answers/ cheat with your neighboring candidates/ look into some other candidate’s computer screen
Carry 2 blue/black ball point pens (to mark the answer in OMR sheets)Leave the exam hall before time. Revise as much as you can as that duration to attempt the exam will never come back
Carry cardboard/ clipboardCome empty stomach to the exam center
Carry a photo ID proofWrite anything on the computer desk
Carry an Address proof- Aadhaar card/ Passport/ PAN cardChange settings of the computer you will be taking the test on
Visit the exam center one day before in order to familiarize yourself with the location and the routeForget spectacles. 1hour test without spectacles may strain your eyes
Start from your home at least 3 hours before the exam so that you’re at Exam center on time 
Carry water bottle so that you’re not dehydrated 
Carry a watch to time yourself although since it’s a computer-based test there will be a timer 
Be co-operative with the Exam center authority and staff 
Report to the medical room facility at the exam center in case you’re not keeping well 

Tips For Personal Interview and Portfolio Presentation

The Personal Interview and Portfolio presentations are long processes that require patience, fluency in English, the ability to market yourself and thorough knowledge of design types and strategies. The following tips will go a long way in preparing you for the rigorous design curriculum at UPES.

Why UPES is suitable for enhancing your skills set?Thorough knowledge of automotive, graphic, interior, infrastructure, architectural, industrial and product design
Prepare a short and crisp introductionPhotography skills and knowledge
Be extremely aware of evolving technologies and design methodologiesEnsure that your portfolio is diverse and that you have explored several areas of design
Enhance your General knowledge and English speaking skillsClear distinction of abstract and concrete design
How you can contribute to an institute like UPESAbility to market and sell yourself and your designs
Justify why you have appropriate creativity and design skills to pursue M.des or B.des at UPES 
Get proper sleep before the PI and PP 

Frequently Asked Questions

Ques. I have lost my password, can I get the admit card by post?

Ans. If you have lost your password, then complete the necessary “FORGOT YOUR PASSWORD” steps on the candidate login page and retrieve the same. The admit card, in no case whatsoever, is sent to any candidate by post.

Ques. I have lost my Admit card, Can I issue a duplicate one?

Ans. No, duplicate Admit cards are not issued. Make sure you do not lose it and you keep it in     a suitable condition (preferably laminated) throughout the application and admission process.

Ques. I have cleared the CEED exam conducted by IITs, do I still need to appear for UPES DAT 2017 to obtain admission into UPES?

Ans. No, if you have cleared CEED then you are not required to appear for UPES DAT for Master of Design (M. Des) course. You shall be considered for admission through your CEED score.



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