Unitedworld Institute Of Design - Design Aptitude Test

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UID DAT Basic Information

  • Application Fee:₹ 2,000
  • Number Of Attempts:1
  • Examination Modes:Pen & Paper Mode
  • Exam Conducting Body:Karnavati University (KU)
  • Courses:B.DES, M.DES
  • Streams:Design

UID DAT 2023: Application Form, Eligibility Criteria, Exam Date

Updated On - May 11 2022 by Vanshika Johari

UID DAT 2023 will be held in January 2023. United world Institute of Design Design Aptitude Test (DAT) is a national level entrance exam conducted once a year by the United World Institute of Design (UID) and Karnavati University. UID DAT comprises of General IQ Test, Analytical Test, and Creative Ability Test. The candidates who qualify for DAT, have to appear for Situation Test & Portfolio evaluation. UID is affiliated with Karnavati University that offers admissions to candidates in various design courses. UID Design Aptitude Test 2023 exam will be conducted in the offline mode i.e. Paper and Pen-based Test (PBT). Candidates can read this complete article to get more information about UID DAT 2023.

UID DAT 2023 Exam Status

Candidates can check the information regarding the UID DAT 2023 which is mentioned below:

Exam StatusNo official notification announce yet

UID DAT 2023 Important Dates

Detailed Important dates of UID DAT 2023 are given below:
UID DAT 2023 Important Dates 
Important Events

Release of Application form
October 2022

Last date of application form submission
January 2023
Date of entrance examJanuary 2023
Declaration of Result 2 weeks after the entrance exam






UID 2023 Admission Process

Candidates have to follow the steps for admission in UID 2023:
  • Step 1: Fill the UID DAT 2023 Application Form. Before filling the form, check the eligibility criteria.
  • Step 2: Download UID DAT 2023 Admit Card. Candidates who have submitted the form successfully will be able to download it.
  • Step 3: Appear for UID DAT 2023. 
  • Step 4: Qualified candidates then have to appear for a Studio Test that will evaluate them on the basis of how well they are able to handle and create end-products using different materials.
  • Step 5: Next, Candidates have to take part in a professional Interview Round
  • Step 6: Check the result for UID DAT 2023.
  • Step 7: Shortlisted candidates will then be called for a round of counselling where they will be explained all the details regarding the courses.

UID DAT 2023 Application Form

UID DAT 2023 Application form will be available on the official website for the session 2023-22. The candidates need to know all the important details UID DAT 2023 application form. So before filling the UID application form candidate should go through the eligibility criteria first. Candidates can check the details regarding the application form: 
For online mode
  • Candidates need to go to the official website to fill in the application form.
  • Also, need to submit the required documents along with the UID application form.
  • The applicants have to fill the application form online.

UID DAT 2023 Application Fee

Candidates can make application fees payment in both online and offline modes.
  1. Candidates have to pay Rs. 2000/- application fees.
  2. Mode of Payment: For online mode through credit/debit card or net banking

UID DAT 2023 Eligibility Criteria

Candidates must check the given table related to UID DAT eligibility criteria 2023 so that they can come to know of their eligibility for the exam before they start filling the application form.
UID Design Aptitude Test 2023 Eligibility Criteria
For UG courses

The candidates should have cleared Higher Secondary Education (10+2 level)in any stream from a recognized board or university.

The aspirants need to have at least 50% marks in the 10+2 level examination.
For PG courses

The applicant must have completed the graduation in any stream from a recognized board or university.

The aspirants must have at least 50% marks in their graduation.

Candidates must fulfill the eligibility criteria otherwise their candidature can be cancelled by the university.

UID DAT 2023 Admit Card

UID DAT 2023 hall ticket will be available 1 week before the exam. Candidates can go through details about UID DAT 2023 Admit Card are provided in this section hereby.
  • The candidates need to go to the official website and download the admit card.
  • The applicants need to take out a print out of the UID exam admit card and keep it safely for further admission process.
  • The aspirants need to carry the admit card with them on the exam day.
  • The candidates will not be allowed to appear in the exam without their UID admit card.
  • Candidates can check their UID admit card status by login 
  • Candidates are advised to check the official website or this page for the latest updates or any sort of changes in the admit card in the upcoming exam.
  •  Candidates will be able to download the UID admit card one week before the UID exam. 

UID DAT 2023 Exam Pattern

Candidates must refer to the table given below to have an understanding of the UID 2023 Exam Pattern. The candidates have to mark the correct answer on OMR sheets. Candidates have to darken the answer to the respective number of the question with a black ink ballpoint pen only.
UID Design Aptitude Test 2023 Exam Pattern
Exam Mode

Offline Mode (Paper and Pen-based Test- PBT),

Question TypeMultiple Choice Questions and Descriptive  Question
Time allotted180 minutes
MediumEnglish language only

If there are any changes in the exam pattern it would be updated as the official website notifies.   

Further details about exam pattern are provided in the table hereby:
Multiple Choice Question
  • General Knowledge & IQ Test 
  • Creative & Logical Reasoning
  • Quantitative Ability/Numeracy Test
  • Data Interpretation & Analytical Test
Descriptive Question
  • Comprehension
  • Creative Thought Process 
  • Sense of Composition
  • Sketching & Rendering
  • Originality of Ideas 
  • Hand Skills

The above table will provide the information regarding section classification in the test paper.

HAT DAT 2023 syllabus

UID Design Aptitude test 2023 is not decided yet. Candidates can go through the following syllabus for the preparation of the UID exam:

  • UID DAT Syllabus for General IQ Test :
    • Verbal
    • Mathematical
    • Spatial
    • Visualization
    • Classification
    • Logic
    • Pattern recognition
    • Abbreviations
  • Critical Analysis Test Syllabus for UID DAT:
    • Critical Reasoning
    • Ability to analyze logical arguments
  • Creative Ability Test: This test involves the ability and examines your skills on basically conceptualizing an idea on paper etc. in areas such as sketching, illustration, models, etc.
  • Creative Situation Test: This test involves and tests your ability to visualize situations given to you and put them on paper using methods described in the test.

UID DAT 2023 Previous Year Paper

Candidates can refer to the previous year question paper:

UID DAT Exam Centers

UID Design Aptitude Test 2023 test centres have not been declared yet. However, candidates can view the exam centres of the exam that was conducted last year. UID DAT was conducted across 19 test centres in the country. Candidates can view UID DAT 2020 test centres below:

  • Ahmedabad
  • Aurangabad
  • Bengaluru
  • Bhopal
  • Bhubaneswar
  • Chandigarh
  • Chennai
  • Dehradun
  • Hyderabad
  • Indore
  • Jaipur
  • Kochi
  • Kolkata
  • Lucknow
  • Mumbai
  • Nagpur
  • Nashik
  • New Delhi
  • Patna
  • Pune
  • Raipur
  • Ranchi
  • Varanasi

UID DAT 2023 Preparation Tips

Candidates have to check the preparation tips for UID DAT 2023 entrance exam for better preparation:

  • Applicants must follow their timetable.
  • Must make their notes properly so that they can revise the previously studied topics easily.
  • Also, have all the information about exam pattern and syllabus which will help the candidates to prepare easily for the exam.
  • The aspirants must refer to the books written by renowned authors.
  • Candidates need to give equal time to all the subjects and focus more on the subject in which they find difficult.
  • The applicants must not lose their focus from the academics and should keep themselves focused.
  • Also need to take care of their diet and have an adequate amount of rest.
  • Candidates can do meditation to manage their stress.

UID DAT 2023 Result

Candidates must keep in mind the points before downloading the UID DAT 2023 Result:
  • The final results for both UG & PG courses are available on the official website.
  • The result will completely depend on the score of the candidate in the aptitude test.
Cut-Off: The cut-off is arrived at by keeping a ratio of available seats and the relative performance in the UID DAT 2023. Also, the cut off will be different for all the programmes.

UID DAT 2023 Counseling

The qualifying candidates go for UID DAT 2023 counselling which will start from the mid of April, but before that, they have to clear the entrance exam, situation test, and portfolio evaluation.

  • Situation Test (ST) and Portfolio Evaluation (PE): After the online declaration of result, the qualified students will be called for the Situation Test & Portfolio Evaluation, at UID - Karnavati University Campus in Gandhinagar, in April. All the qualified students must attend ST and PE to get admission in UG & PG courses at UID.
  • Final Result: After the ST & PE, the list of final shortlisted candidates will be released on the official website in May based on the marks obtained in the aptitude test and SE & PE together.
  • The final shortlisted candidates will be called for the counselling round and will be sent a notification regarding the same through email.
  • The candidates must compulsorily be present on the counselling day. No one can attend the counselling process on the candidate's behalf.

UID DAT 2023 Selection Process

Only those candidates can take admission at UID who will clear all the rounds taken by UID during the admission process. Candidates can check the below-given points to know about the selection process for B.Des and M.Des course: 

First-round – Written test: Candidates must have to qualify the written test conducted by UID which is an aptitude based test. Only qualified candidates will be called for further rounds.
Second round – The second rounds include Situation test and portfolio evaluation –
  • Situation test: In this, candidates have to draw models on the basis of a given situation. Candidates will also be asked a few questions for which they have to sketch and answer the question. 
  • Portfolio evaluation: Candidates must carry a portfolio of their own on the day of portfolio evaluation. This is the last step in the selection process. 
Courses Offered:
SchoolUG CoursePG Course

School of Communication Design

Visual Communication (Graphics)

Animation and Motion Graphics

Visual Experiential Design

School of Fashion Design

Fashion Design

Lifestyle Accessory Design

Fashion Design

Fashion Styling & Communication

Textile & Knitwear Design

School of Interior Design

Interior & Furniture Design

Interior & Experience Design

School of Industrial Design

Product Design

Automobile and Transportation Design

Interaction Design

 Industrial Design

UID DAT 2023 Highlights

Below given are the main or vital points of the UID DAT exam:

Name of the exam
UID Design Aptitude Test (UID DAT 2023 )
Exam conducting body

United World Institute of Design (UID) and Karnavati University


National Level Entrance Exam


Undergraduate and Postgraduate Design Courses

Official website


Application Form

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Exam Mode

Offline (Pen and Paper-based test)

Exam purpose

Admission into design courses in UG - B.Des and PG - M.Des programmes

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United World Institute of Design (UID)

Among the top design institutes in India, United World Institute of Design(UID) is a rarity. Founded to outclass the top colleges in India with its state of the art labs and hands-on creative learning, it seeks to create trendsetters and ideators who’ll lead the future of schools in India. UID stands apart from B. Design colleges in India in exposure it gives to students which are unmatched by top design colleges in India. 
A leading design institute in India, UID aims to create globally sought after professionals in the field of art, design, and innovation. UID offers a diverse range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses that have been structured to deliver insights in creativity as well as equip students with contemporary trends.
UID offers Bachelor of Design (B.Des.)Master of Design (M.Des.) and Ph.D. in Design with a specialization in various subjects.

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UID DAT Important Dates

UID DAT 2023 Form Date06 Oct - 02 Jan 2023 (Tentative)
UID DAT 2023 Exam Date31 Jan 2023 (Tentative)

Unitedworld Institute Of Design - Design Aptitude Test Exam Pattern

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Exam Duration:

3 hours

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Question Paper Type :

Multiple Choice Questions

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