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Event Date
Application Form Start Date Ongoing
Last date for filling Application Form June 30, 2022
Availability of Admit Card To be announced
Exam Date July 3 – July 5, 2022
Interview Date To be announced
Result To be announced
Eligibilty Criteria

For both the undergraduate and post-graduate programs, the eligibility criteria for UPES DAT 2022 will be different.

Eligibility Criteria for B.Des Course
  • Candidates should pass class 12 from a recognized school board with at least 50% marks in both their Class 10 and Class 12 and the aggregate of Physics, Chemistry and Maths should be at least 50% if they want to sit for UPES DAT 2022 entrance exam.
  • Candidates can also get admission to the UPES DAT B.Des course without appearing for the exam. For this they must fulfil either of the eligibility criteria mentioned below:
  1. Candidates should at least secure 65% marks in Class 10 and Class 12 Or
  2. Candidates should secure at least 50% in Class 10 and Class 12 and should clear JEE MAIN or UCEED exam.
Eligibility Criteria for M.Des Course
  • If candidates possess a valid CEED score, they can get admission in M.Des courses at UPES without appearing for the entrance test.
  • They should score at least 50% in class 10 and class 12.
  • Either they should complete B.Tech/BE in any discipline/BFA (4 years duration) or they should complete BArch/B.Des/ BSc in Design (3 years) plus one year of foundation course of Applied Arts with at least 50% marks.
  • 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.
Exam Pattern
The UPESDAT for B.Des will be conducted online and the type of questions asked will be objective-type multiple-choice questions. The exam is held for one hour. Students must go through the exam pattern to know the marking scheme and get familiar with the subject and topic-wise weightage, how many questions will be asked, and the section of questions. The test takes will also come to know about the medium of the exam.
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
UPES DAT 2022 syllabus for each section is given below:
General English- Precise and other descriptive questions, Essay, error recognition; spellings, vocabulary, sentence structure, synonyms, grammar and its usage, antonyms, phrases & idiomatic use of words.
Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency- Graphs and tables, Data Interpretation based on text, Column graphs, Line charts, Bar Graphs, Pie Chart, Venn Diagram, Graphs representing Area, Critical reasoning, Assumption-Premise-Conclusion, Visual Reasoning, Assertion and Reasons, identifying Valid Inferences, Statements and Assumptions, Identifying Strong Arguments and Weak Arguments, Cause and Effect, Identifying Probably true, Statements and Conclusions, Probably False, Definitely False kind of Statement, Definitely True, Linear arrangements, Puzzles, Matrix Arrangements, Syllogisms, Family Free – Identifying Relationship among Group of People, Functions, Symbol Based Problems, Sequencing, Coding and Decoding, Identifying Next Number in Series.
General Awareness- Business, Current Affairs, Punch Line of Companies, Major Corporate Events, Top Officials of Big Companies, Books and Authors, History, Science, Geography, International, Famous Award and Prizes, Sports, World Records, Finance, Social Issues, Automobiles, Entertainment, Important quotations, Politics.
Analytical & Logical Reasoning- Cause and Effect, Statements and Conclusions, Identifying Probably False, Probably True, Definitely True, Linear Arrangements, Definitely False Kind of Statement, symbol-based Problems, Matrix Arrangements, Direction Puzzles, Logical Puzzles, Relations Ship Puzzles.
UPES will conduct the counselling of UPES DAT 2022 for those candidates who have successfully 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 a centralized counselling for UPES DAT 2022.
  • The counselling letter will be allotted to eligible candidates.
  • As per the ranking, candidates will be called for counselling.
  • All the essential documents will have to carried by the candidate for the verification purpose.
Essential Documents
Candidates need to carry the following documents at the counselling center:
  • UPES DAT 2022 Counseling letter
  • Four recent passport size photographs
  • UPES DAT 2022 Admit Card
  • Original and photo copies of mark sheets of Class 10 and 12
  • Portfolio

Admission Open 2023