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PID DAT 2021: Parul University Entrance Exam Dates, Application Form (Till July 25), Eligibility, Syllabus, Pattern, Results

Samiksha Rautela
Samiksha RautelaPublished On: July 16, 2021

PID DAT 2021 is an entrance test conducted for B.Des admission at Parul University. The deadline to apply for PID DAT is July 25, 2021. Check all the important information about the exam including exam dates, eligibility, application form, exam pattern, scholarship, etc.

PID DAT 2021

One of the premier institutes for design education, Parul Institute of Design, conducts an entrance exam for admission to the B.Des programme. PID DAT 2021 or the PID Design Aptitude Test 2021 is a test curated to shortlist deserving candidates for admission. All aspirants who are willing to apply for B.Des admission at Parul University have to fill up and submit the application form of PID DAT before July 25, 2021.

PID DAT 2021 is an MCQ-based design examination where questions from fashion and industry awareness, static general knowledge about Design, Reasoning, Current Affairs, and Mathematics are asked. The performance in PID DAT helps in analysing the overall potential of an individual and therefore helps in screening candidates for further rounds of admission. Keep reading to find out more about PID DAT 2021.

PID DAT Highlights 2021

The key highlights of PID DAT 2021 are captured below:

Exam Name


Full Name

PID Design Aptitude Test

Conducting Body

Parul Institute of Design (PID)

Exam Frequency

Once a Year

Exam Level

Institute Level Exam

Exam Stream


Exam Mode


Application Mode


Courses Offered

B.Des courses

PID DAT Important Dates 2021

Provided below are the important dates of PID DAT 2021:


Important Dates

Last Date to Fill Applications

July 25, 2021

Notification for Login Credentials of Online Test

To be Announced

Mock Test

To be Announced

DAT Online Test

To be Announced

DAT Exam Result

To be Announced

Courses Offered through PID DAT 2021

The entire list of B.Des courses offered through PID DAT 2021 are as follows:

Course Name


Course Fee (Annual)

B.Des Building & Infrastructure

4 Years

INR 2,00,000

B.Des Industrial Design

4 Years

INR 2,00,000

B.Des Fabrication & Parametric Design

4 Years

INR 2,00,000

B.Des Product Design

4 Years

INR 2,00,000

B.Des Fashion Design & Technology

4 Years

INR 2,00,000

B.Des Transportation Design

4 Years

INR 2,00,000

B.Des Interior & Furniture Design

4 Years

INR 2,00,000

B.Des Visual Communication

4 Years

INR 2,00,000

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PID DAT Eligibility Criteria 2021

Before proceeding with the application process of PID DAT, an individual needs to satisfy the eligibility criteria prescribed by the design institute. Enlisted below are the detailed eligibility criteria of PID DAT:

  • Candidates must have passed the 12th exam from a Statutory Examining Authority.

  • Applicants must have completed class 12th in any desired stream (Arts/ Science/ Commerce).

  • It is crucial to have cleared the qualifying exam with English as one of the subjects.

  • Marks acquired in any other entrance exam such as NATA, UCEED, etc. would not be taken into account during the selection of an individual in Parul University. There is no waiver for any of the three admission stages (DAT, portfolio, and personal interview) and it is mandatory to be a part of all of them in order to acquire B.Des admission through PID DAT 2021.

PID DAT Application Process 2021

The application form of PID DAT is released online on the official website of Parul University. Provided below are the steps explaining how to apply for PID DAT 2021:

Step 1: Visit the official website of Parul University.

Step 2: Click on ‘Apply Now’.

PID DAT APplication Process

Step 3: Enter all the required credentials including the e-mail address, name, phone number, course name, state, city, etc.

Step 4: Click on the  ‘Apply’ button.

Step 5: A password will be forwarded to the registered email address and phone number.

Step 6: Log in using the registered credentials and complete filling-up the application form.

Step 7: Upload the required documents.

Step 8: Submit the application form by paying the application fee of INR 1,000 either through a Credit Card/ Debit Card/ Net Banking or through an offline mode.

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PID DAT Exam Pattern 2021

PID DAT exam is likely to be held through an online mode and the exam pattern of the same has been summarised below:

Exam Name


Total Questions

100 Questions

Total Marks

100 Marks

Exam Type


Medium of Instructions

English only

Exam Duration

3 Hours

Negative Marking


Marks per Correct Attempt


Marks per Incorrect Attempt


Marks per Unattempted Question


PID DAT Syllabus 2021

The questions in PID DAT will be asked from various subjects including Static General Knowledge about Design, Current Affairs, Fashion and Industry Awareness, Reasoning, and Mathematics. Parul University does not release any specific syllabus for PID DAT 2021 so the aspirants are required to cover all the general information included in the aforementioned subjects.

PID DAT Admit Card 2021

Parul Institute of Design does not release an admit card for PID DAT 2021. Candidates will be forwarded their respective log-in credentials via Email/ SMS/ Call. They are required to use them to sit for the online DAT exam. The design exam will be held on the WAC (World Assessment Council ) online platform.

PID DAT Result 2021

The result of PID DAT 2021 is released on the official website of Parul University. After a few days of the completion of the exam, students are required to log in with their registered credentials and check the score obtained in the design aptitude test.  Applicants who clear the written test will be shortlisted for further rounds of selection.

What after PID DAT 2021?

Candidates who qualify for the design aptitude test (PID DAT) will be asked to email their portfolios to the concerned authorities. After the completion of both rounds, a third stage i.e. a Personal Interview will be conducted. 

Provided below are the details about both the rounds of admission:

Portfolio Evaluation

The objective of the portfolio evaluation is to assess the creative ability and innovative approach of the candidate. There is no fixed pattern for the submission of the portfolio. Students are just required to showcase their recent and best artwork/ designs/ projects to exam authorities. 

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Personal Interview

After the completion of the design aptitude test and portfolio evaluation, the last round will be personal interaction with the candidate. The performance of the applicants will be evaluated based on their interpersonal abilities, academic background, skills, aptitude, and knowledge.

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The final selection for B.Des admission at Parul University will be done based on the overall performance of an individual in the PID DAT, portfolio evaluation, and personal interview rounds. 

Also Read: Private Colleges in India Offering Scholarship for Design Admission

Scholarship Offered through PID DAT 2021

PID offers a limited number of scholarships to deserving candidates based on their performance in the PID DAT 2021. Average scores obtained in PID DAT, Portfolio, and Personal Interview rounds are considered for the design scholarship at Parul University. Check out the scholarship scheme offered through the design entrance exam below:

Scholarship Criteria

Fees Benefit

90% and above

30% scholarship on the 1st year fees

80- 90%

20% scholarship on the 1st year fees

70- 80%

10% scholarship on the 1st year fees

This was all about PID DAT 2021. To apply for design admission at Parul University, feel free to either dial the helpline number 1800-572-9877 (toll-free) or fill the Common Application Form. Our admission experts would be glad to help you out. In case of any questions, write to us in the QnA zone.

Stay tuned to CollegeDekho for more information on B.Des Admissions 2021!


How much is the application fee for PID DAT?

The application fee for PID DAT is INR 1,000.

Is the PID DAT same for both Indian and International aspirants?

Yes, the PID DAT exam and pattern are the same for both Indian and International students.

Does Parul University consider CEED scores for B.Des admissions?

No, Parul University does not accept any other design entrance exam except PID DAT.

Are mock tests conducted for PID DAT by the Parul University?

Yes, before the final DAT exam, Parul University conducts 2 mock tests to help students understand the exam pattern and get familiar with the exam.

How many times can I take the PID DAT exam?

Candidates willing to sit for PID DAT can apply for the entrance exam an unlimited number of times as long as they are meeting the prescribed eligibility criteria.


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