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DSAT 2019 Exam Pattern and Syllabus

Updated On - February 8th 2019 by JAINAB ALVI

DSAT 2019 is scheduled for multiples dates from April 27, 28 and May 4, 5, 25 and 26, 2019. DSU has not announced DSAT 2019 Exam Pattern yet. As per trend, DSAT 2019 will be conducted in an online mode only.

  • DSAT 2019 comprises Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs).
  • The duration of the exam is 120 minutes.
  • The question paper will be printed in the English Language.
  • One mark will be awarded for each right answer while no mark will be deducted from candidate’s score for each wrong answer.

Dayananda Sagar University (DSU), Bangalore conducts Dayananda Sagar Admission Test (DSAT) every year for the admission to the various undergraduate and postgraduate courses offered by Dayananda University. DSAT 2019 application form is available on official portal and form filling window will close one week before DSAT 2019 Exam dates.

DSAT 2019 Pattern Highlights

Date of ExamApril 27, 28 and May 4, 5, 25 and 26, 2019
Conducting BodyDayananda Sagar University
Mode of ExamOnline and Offline
Paper TypeObjective
Medium of ExamEnglish
Duration of Exam120 minutes

DSAT 2019 Exam Pattern in Detail

DSAT 2019 will be conducted in an online as well as offline mode. DSAT 2019 question paper will be of Objective Type having multiple options(four). The exam paper will be published in the English language. The duration of the exam will be 120 minutes. One mark will be awarded for each right answer while no mark will be deducted for each wrong answer. To appear in DSAT 2019 Counselling, it is mandatory for every candidate to qualify DSAT 2019.

Question paper pattern will vary with the course opted for. There is no fixed question paper pattern for DSAT Exam.

  • For Undergraduate Courses, the questions paper will be mainly based on Physics, Chemistry, Maths, and English.
  • For Post Graduate Courses, the syllabus will be the corresponding undergraduate course which the candidate has completed in their past.
  • There will be an additional section which will test General Knowledge, Aptitude and Reasoning of candidates in various fields.

DSAT 2019 Syllabus

DSAT 2019 Syllabus for Undergraduate Courses, will be the syllabus from Class 11 and 12 of Physics, Chemistry, Maths/Biology and English. For Post Graduate Courses, the syllabus will be the corresponding undergraduate course which the candidate has completed in their past. And, there will be an additional section which will test candidates’ General Knowledge, Aptitude and Reasoning in various fields.

Detailed Syllabus for UG Courses

DSAT 2019 question paper for UG Courses will be based on the syllabus of Intermediate(I.Sc/+2/equivalent). Syllabus of subjects are given below:


Physical World and MeasurementCurrent Electricity
KinematicsMagnetic effects of current & Magnetism
Laws of MotionElectromagnetic Induction and Alternating Currents
Work, Energy and PowerElectromagnetic Waves
Motion of System of Particles and Rigid bodyOptics
GravitationDual Nature of Matter and Radiation
Properties of Bulk MatterAtoms and Nuclei
Heat and ThermodynamicsElectronic Devices
Behaviour of Perfect Gas and Kinetic TheoryCommunication Systems
Oscillations and Waves


Some basic concepts of ChemistrySolutions
Structure of AtomElectro-chemistry
Classification of Elements and Periodicity in PropertiesChemical Kinetics
Chemical Bonding and Molecular StructureSurface Chemistry
States of Matter: Gases and LiquidsGeneral Principles and Processes of Isolation of Elements
Thermodynamicsp-Block Elements
Equilibriumd-and f-Block Elements
Redox ReactionsHaloalkanes and Haloarenes
HydrogenAlcohols, Phenols and Ethers
s-Block Elements (Alkali and Alkaline earth metals)Aldehydes, Ketones and Carboxylic acids
General Introduction of p-Block ElementOrganic compounds containing Nitrogen
Some Basic Principals and Techniques of Organic ChemistryBiomolecules
Classification of hydrocarbonsPolymers
Environmental pollutionChemistry in Everyday life
Solid State


Sets & FunctionsAlgebra (II)
AlgebraCalculus (II)
Co-ordinate GeometryVectors
Calculus (I)Three-dimensional Geometry
Mathematical ReasoningLinear Programming
Statistics & Probability (I)Probability
Relations & Functions


Diversity in Living WorldSexual Reproduction
Structural Organisation in Animal and PlantsGenetics & Evolution
Cell: Structure & FunctionBiology & Human Welfare
Plant PhysiologyBiotechnology and its Applications
Human PhysiologyEcology & Environment


Synonyms,Sentence Improvement and Rearrangement,
Antonyms,Fill in the blanks,
Analogies,English Usage Errors
Idioms and Phrases,Comprehension
One-word Substitution,

Recommended Books for DSAT 2019 UG


  • NCERT Physics book of Class XI and XII
  • Objective Physics by Pradeep (for Practice)
  • Concepts of Physics by H. C. Verma (Leave very difficult questions)
  • Previous years objective questions of JEE Main and JEE Advanced (AIEEE and IIT)


  • NCERT Chemistry Book of Class 11 and 12
  • Objective Chemistry by Pradeep
  • Previous years objective questions of JEE Main and JEE Advanced (AIEEE and IIT)


  • NCERT Maths book of Class 11 and 12
  • R. D. Sharma Objective
  • Previous years objective questions of JEE Main and JEE Advanced (AIEEE and IIT)


  • NCERT Biology Book of Class 11 and 12
  • Trueman’s Biology Class 11 and 12
  • Previous years objective questions of AIPMT and NEET

English Books

  • Word Power Made Easy New Revised & Expanded Edition by Norman Lewis (ISBN-10: 0143424688)
  • Objective General English 01 Edition By R. S. Aggarwal (ISBN-10: 8121915317)

DSAT 2019 Important Instructions

These are some important instructions for DSAT that candidates should follow.

  • A candidate will not be allowed to appear at the examination centre other than that allotted to him/her in the Admit Card.
  • No candidate will be allowed to enter the examination centre/hall after the commencement of examination.
  • After the invigilator has verified DSAT Admit Card of the candidate, he must sign on the attendance sheet in the presence of the invigilator and mention the hall ticket number also.
  • The candidate should follow the instructions given by the invigilators in the examination room
  • Candidates should not indulge in any argument with the invigilators or other staff involved in the examination duty at the examination centre.
  • The candidate should neither talk to each other nor discuss any matter during the examination.
  • The candidate should not disturb other candidates in the examination room and maintain complete silence during the examination.
  • Candidates are not permitted to carry any electronic device and study material at examination hall like (Mobile, Bluetooth, Pager, watch, test series, books, model papers, etc.)
  • The decision of Dayananda Sagar University shall be final in all matters.

*The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College


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