Design Admissions | UPESDAT 2024

Design Admissions

Here is everything you need to know about the Design Admissions B.Des and M.Des, UPESDAT examination process for the academic year 2024.

Eligibility Criteria

B.Des.: Minimum 50% marks in Class X and XII with any Stream.


  • Minimum 50% marks at Higher and Senior Secondary Level (X & XII).
  • Minimum 50% marks in bachelor’s degree in any stream: 10+2+3 years (B.Des/B.Arch./ B.Tech/ BFA graduates will be preferred)
  • Valid CEED/NID/NIFT score.
Selection Criteria

B.Des.:UPESDAT/ National Level Test (NID/NIFT/UCEED/JEE) / Board Merit/ CUET followed by Portfolio Presentation & Interview.
UCEED air rank cut off: 4837

M.Des.: UPESDAT/ National Level (Valid CEED Score) followed by Portfolio Presentation & Interview.
CEED air rank cut off: 2003

Process Flow

Aspirants are advised to adhere to the following guidelines:

  • Mode of Examination – Online test
  • Test duration – 1 hour
  • Take a Demo Test – B.Des. Click here | M.Des. Click here
  • Link to book your exam slot: Click Here
  • Interviews are to be conducted after the exam and slot booking 

It is recommended that students take a demo test to gain practice and resolve queries before the actual examination.

Application Process

Students who have already applied, are advised to follow the Exam process.

Non-Exam Pathway

B.Des.: National Level Test (NID/NIFT/UCEED/JEE/CUET)/ Board merit (Minimum 60% in 10th & 12th )

**Cut-off Rank/Percentile for all National Level Exam will be declared post exams in AY-2024.

M.Des.: Candidates having valid CEED-2024 scores will be exempted from UPESDAT Exam.

Fellowship in M. Des Program

Teaching Assistance ship up to Rs. 3000/- is available for students pursuing M. Des Program.

Eligibility Criteria for Fellowship for M.Des Students

  • Minimum SGPA / CGPA 8.5 in the first Semester and subsequent semesters/ year.
  • Passed every semester on the first attempt without any supplementary or improvement exam.
  • Minimum of 75% attendance in the entire semester.
  • No disciplinary action was initiated/ awarded against the student.
  • Exemplary behaviour and compliance with all other norms as prescribed by the University.
  • Such students must not be getting any kind of financial assistance/support e.g., fellowship/scholarship/fee waiver etc. from any other source public or private.
Exam Process
  • Take a Demo Test. Students are recommended to take a demo test to gain practice and resolve any queries before the actual examination.
    B.Des. Click here | M.Des. Click here 
  • Login credentials for online exam. Actual credentials (passkey) to appear for the exam on the chosen date will be provided to students one day prior to the exam on registered email ID and mobile number. This should not be confused with the demo link passkey.
  • The examination Test window will be from 10 am to 1 pm.
    Students can log in during the given timeframe and begin with the online test. The timer starts when the student logs in.
  • Interviews to follow exam and slot booking 
Exam Pattern


Scheme of Test - Online | 1 Hour

SectionsNo. of Questions 
Visual Analogy20
Design Awareness20
Total No. of Questions40


Scheme of Test - Online | 1 Hour

SectionsNo. of Questions 
Visual Analogy15
Design Awareness15
Total No. of Questions40
Candidate Guide Document
Results Declaration

To be announced

Refund Policy

Refer to UPES Website for the same.


In case of any queries or clarifications, please feel free to reach out to us on our toll-free number 18001028737 or email enrollments@upes.ac.in