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UPES or the University of Petroleum and Energy Studies is a private university in Dehradun. The UPES DAT or the UPES Design Aptitude Test is an entrance test organized by the university to offer admission to the students who want to join the design courses in the university. The university boasts state of the art design labs and studios, unmatched global opportunities and a streak of virtually cent percent placement records.

Important Dates

Application start date Ongoing
Last date of application 4th April, 2021
Date of exam 8th April, 2021

How to Apply for UPES DAT

For the convenience of the candidates we have provided a step by step process walkthrough below:–

  • Register on the online portal
  • Fill the form thoroughly
  • Upload the documents required
  • Submit the application and the application fees
  • Give the exam, clear interview and portfolio round and get admission in your dream college.

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Eligibility Criteria of UPES DAT

The students can take admission in the B. Des course in two ways – either they can give the entrance exam or they can get admission on a merit basis. We have provided eligibility details for both ways so that you can choose which way you would like to choose for admission.

Eligibility for the Online UPES DAT (Entrance Exam)

  • The candidate should have a minimum of 50% marks at Higher and Senior Secondary level
  • The candidate will have to appear in the interview and portfolio presentation after selection
  • On successfully completing the above mentioned levels the student will be given admission

Eligibility for Merit Based Admission

  • The candidate should have at least a minimum of 60% marks in the Higher and Senior Secondary from any stream
  • A minimum of 50% marks in class 10th and 12th with a valid JEE MAIN/ UCEED/ NID/ NIFT scores shall be applicable
  • The candidate who clear the above requirement are directly invited to the interview and portfolio presentation level

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Exam Pattern of UPES DAT 2021

Mode Online
Exam Objective type multiple choice questions
No. of question 25
Time provided 1 hour
Syllabus English Grammar
Logical reasoning
General Knowledge
Current Affairs  

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UPES DAT Exam Centers 2021

We have provided a list of all the exam centers in all cities where the UPES DAT 2021 can be given. Choose the one closest to you.

Mumbai Noida Patna
Pune Siliguri Udaipur
Varanasi Dehradun Delhi
Faridabad Ghaziabad Gurugram
Jaipur Bangalore Bhopal
Agra Jalandhar Jodhpur
Kanpur Kolkata Raipur
Ranchi Haldwani Hyderabad
Indore Jabalpur Visakhapatnam
Lucknow Bhubaneswar Chandigarh

Scholarships Provided by UPES

  • 4.nhA 20% scholarship is available for all the female students who take admission in the undergraduate and graduate courses in the 2021 session
  • A student with a rank 1 – 400 in UCEED can avail a scholarship of 100% tuition fees waiver, with rank 401 – 800 can avail 85% tuition fees waiver and a student with a rank between 801 – 1200 can avail a scholarship waiving off 75% scholarship.
  • A student with NIFT rank between 1 – 1000 can avail a 100% tuition fee waiver, between 1001 – 2000 can get an 85% tuition fees waiver and between 2001 – 3000 can get a 75% tuition fees waiver.
  • Similarly a student with a rank between 1 – 500 in the NID can avail a scholarship with a value of 100% tuition fees, between 501 – 750 can avail an 85% tuition fees waiver and between 751 – 1000 can get a 75% tuition fees waiver.

Also Read: UGAT (Undergraduate Aptitude Test)

Career Prospects after the B. Des degree in UPES

What will you be doing after your B. Des degree? Have you thought about that yet? If you have then amazing but if you haven’t then don’t worry because we have got you covered. We have made a list of career options that you can choose after completing your degree – 

  • Architectural Design
  • Accessory Design
  • Design Consultancy
  • Electronics Companies
  • Furniture Design
  • Retail Design
  • Transportation Design Studios

Top Placement Companies After UPES

We have given a list of the top recruiting companies which hired from UPES in the previous years –

  • Abhikalp Design Studio
  • Bosh
  • Escorts Ltd
  • Globallogic
  • Hettich
  • IDE Autoworks
  • Infosys Limited
  • Royal Enfield
  • Siemens Technology Services
  • Tata Elxsi
  • TCS
  • Titan

Also Read: SNAP 2021 (Symbiosis National Aptitude Test)


What is UPES full form?

The full form of UPES is University of Petroleum and Energy Studies.

Who is the owner of UPES Dehradun?

Sanjay Kaul is the owner and founder of UPES.

Can I get direct admission in UPES?

Yes, you can get a direct admission if you fulfill the above mentioned eligibility criteria. You would however have to go through the interview and portfolio presentation round.

Is UPES good for design?

Yes, UPES is a very good choice if you want to pursue design because it has the best state of art design labs and studios, has a very good placement record and even provides scholarships. You get to learn from experts and work in collaboration with others.   

This was all about the UPES DAT 2021. We sincerely hope that it helped you get clarity about the application and admission process through the exam. Browse more exams, colleges and universities or get guidance and step by step process walk through from our experts at Leverage Edu.

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