UPES DAT 2018 PATTERN & SYLLABUS
NATIONAL LEVEL ONLINE/OFFLINE TEST
UPES DAT (University of Petroleum and Energy Studies Design Aptitude Test) is a university level design aptitude test conducted by University of Petroleum and Energy Studies. It is a gateway for aspirants seeking admission to various UG and PG design programs in the university.
UPES DAT 2018 Exam Pattern and notification will be released by UPES on its official website www.upes.ac.in.
UPES DAT 2018 Exam Pattern will give all aspirants an idea about what can be expected from the exam. The details about various aspects related to the design aptitude test like the mode of the exam, time duration of the exam, type of questions that will be asked in the exam, marking scheme, total number of questions, etc. are stated in the table that follows:
|Exam Pattern Highlights|
|Exam Mode||Online (B.Des and M.Des) and Offline (B.Des)|
|Question Paper type||Objective (MCQs)|
|Number of Sections||For B. Des: Online- 1 Offline-3 (Vehicle Sketching, Creative Analysis and Design Activity) For M.Des: 1|
|Total no. of questions||Online- 25 Offline- 100|
|Exam duration||1 hour (60 minutes)|
|Medium of language||English|
UPES DAT 2018 will be held in both conventional (pen and paper based) as well as computer-based mode. The exam paper will be available in the English language only.
The offline question paper of UPES DAT 2018 for B.Des program will be segregated into 3 sections- Vehicle Sketching section, Design Activity section and Creative Analysis section.
The details of the offline exam are depicted in the table below:
|Mode of exam||Sections||Total no. of questions||Maximum marks||Time limit (mins)|
UPES DAT 2018 for M.Des program will be conducted in the online mode. It will comprise of 25 objective questions to be solved within an hour. The question paper will be available in English only. The maximum obtainable marks in this test are 100.
Applicants must know the marking scheme in order to decide how to attempt the questions in the aptitude entrance test. There has been no change in the marking scheme of UPES DAT and it is the same as it was for the year 2017. It should be noted that negative marking will not be applicable for the test.
The marking scheme is given as follows:
Aspirants must make sure that they follow the right syllabus to prepare well for the test. The questions are framed so as to assess the visualization and sketching skills of applicants. The creative thought process of candidates is evaluated. The syllabus for online and offline exam is given as follows:
The main topics and sub-topics are mentioned below:
This section aims to evaluate the designing aptitude of candidates. It will have questions wherein aspirants must complete the layouts of a vehicle as directed and solve 3 design related problems to analyze the creativity of applicants. Applicants must have good design and sketching skills to do well in these sections. They must make use of the limited supplies provided to them at the exam center to complete their sketches.
The syllabus for M.Des courses will be of graduation level. This exam determines the individual’s knowledge in their respective field of study. It will be as decided by UPES. The major topics are mentioned below. Some questions based on general design knowledge and current social events may also be asked.
Candidates appearing for UPES DAT 2018 can rely on the books given below. These books give a fair idea of the syllabus and pattern of the exam. Some reference books are mentioned below:
|NIFT, NID & IIFT Entrance Exam Guide (01 Edition)||Dharmendra Mittal|
|NIFT / NID and IIFT Entrance Exam 2014||Mittal D|
|Seeds For CEED||Bhushan Patil|
|Design drawing||Francis Ching|
|Rendering in Pen and ink||Robert Gill|
|Perspective Drawing handbook||Joseph Amelio|
It is the responsibility of every applicant to ensure that they follow some rules and regulations to maintain the decorum of UPES DAT 2018 exam hall so that the examination proceeds properly.
*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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