All About UID Design Aptitude Test: Application Form, Exam Centres, Exam Pattern & Admission Process

Samiksha Rautela
Samiksha RautelaPublished On: October 13, 2020

Unitedworld Institute of Design enrols students to design courses through UID Design Aptitude Test. Scroll through the write-up to get all your queries resolved and understand the exam of UID Aptitude Test better.

About UID Design Aptitude Test

UID Design Aptitude Test is a design entrance exam conducted by Unitedworld Institute of Design (UID) affiliated to Karnavati University, Gujarat. The main objective behind the test is to analyse the performance of the deserving candidates and shortlist them for situation test and portfolio evaluation. After qualifying all the stages, an applicant gets admission in either B.Des or M.Des offered by the premier institute of design

The design aptitude test of UID was conducted this year on 26th January 2020 and the result was announced on 10th February 2020. Students who cleared the exam were picked for the next rounds of admission.

UID is a popular design institute that aims at producing top professionals in the design field. The institute cultivates creative learning and practical learning environment that help in the overall development of the students. By cracking the UID Design Aptitude Test, an individual gets the opportunity to learn from the experienced faculty members and explore the aesthetic world of design. Indulge in the article to understand the clear essence of UID Design Aptitude Test.

Table of Contents

Courses Offered through UID Design Aptitude Test

Eligibility Criteria for UID Design Aptitude Test 2020

Online Application Process of UID Design Aptitude Design

Offline Application Process of UID Design Aptitude Design

Exam Centres of UID Design Aptitude Test 2020

Exam Pattern of UID Design Aptitude Test 2020

Evaluation Scheme at UID Design Aptitude Test 2020

UID Aptitude Test Admission Procedure 2020

UID Design Aptitude Test: A Quick Overview

The design aptitude test or DAT hosted by UID is conducted each year for design aspirants. Captured below in a table is the quick overview of the UID Design Aptitude Test.



Name of the Exam

UID Design Aptitude Test

Popularly Known As

UID Entrance Exam

Conducting Body

Unitedworld Institute of Design (UID)

Degrees Offered

B.Des & M.Des

Mode of Application Process


Mode of the Exam

Offline (Pen-Paper Based)

Level of the Exam

Institute Level

Medium of Instruction


Total Duration

150 Minutes (2 and a half hours)

Total Marks


Courses Offered through UID Design Aptitude Test

The design aptitude test of UID is organised to grant admission to design aspirants across B.Des and M.Des. UID offers plenty of specialisations in design across two degrees. Enlisted below are the courses offered through UID Design Aptitude Test.

B.Des Specialisations

M.Des Specialisation

Fashion Design

Interior & Experience Design

Visual Communication (Graphics)

Industrial Design

Product Design

Fashion Design

Lifestyle Accessory Design 

Fashion Styling & Communication

Automobile & Transportation Design

Visual Experiential Design

Animation & Motion Graphics

Textile & Knitwear Design

Interaction Design


Interior & Furniture Design


UID Design Aptitude Test Eligibility Criteria 2020

Satisfying the eligibility criteria for the desired course of study is the first and foremost step that every candidate should take. If, by any means, an applicant fails in meeting the minimum requirements prescribed by UID, the admission to the design institute would be disqualified. Check out the parameters that need to be fulfilled before appearing for UID Design Aptitude Test.

Course Name

Minimum Qualification

Minimum Aggregate


Aspirants must have completed class 12th or HSC from a recognised board of education

50% score in the qualifying exam


Candidates must have cleared a bachelor’s degree (10+2+3/4) from a recognised university or educational institution

How to Fill the Application Form of UID Design Aptitude Test 2020 in Online Mode?

The application form of UID Design Aptitude Test is made available online on the official website of UID. Applicants are required to follow the instructions enlisted below to fill the application form with ease.

Step 1: Register First

  • Visit the official website of Karnavati University and select the link “Apply Online”.
  • Enter the first name, middle name, last name, e-mail address and mobile number for registration.
  • Tick the “I am not a robot” option.
  • Click on “Create New Account”.

Step 2: Log In Next

  • A mail is sent to the registered e-mail address.
  • Open the mail and note down the mentioned username and password.
  • Visit the same “Apply Online” Link.
  • Enter the username and password.
  • Click on “Log in”.

Step 3: Fill the Application Form

  • Select the course from the long drop-down menu.
  • Click on the “Next” button.
  • Fill in all the personal and educational details including Name, Gender, Blood Group, Address, Nationality, STD, Information related to family, Work experience, Extracurricular achievements etc.
  • Select the test centre from the dropdown list.
  • Next, select the source of financing for the Unitedworld from another dropdown list.

Step 4: Upload the Documents

  • Upload the image of the candidate in jpg, jpeg, gif or png format. The maximum size of the photograph must be 5 MB.
  • Read the instructions.
  • Click on “I Agree”.
  • Select “Submit & Make Payment” option.

Step 5: Proceed with the Payment

  • The payment of INR 2,000/- needs to be done through an online mode either through Credit card, debit card or net banking.
  • Registration would be considered complete after the institute has received the payment initiated by the applicant.

How to Fill the Application Form of UID Design Aptitude Test 2020 in Offline Mode?

  • Download the application form from the official website of Karnavati University.
  • Fill in all the details carefully and correctly.
  • Attest the documents, such as signature and image of the candidate.
  • Enclose a DD of INR 2,000/- drawn in favour of Unitedworld Institute of Design payable at Ahmedabad. 
  • Send all the documents enclosed together at the address mentioned below.
Address: Unitedworld Institute of Design
               Karnavati University,
               A/907, Uvarsad,
               District Gandhinagar
               Gujarat, 382422

Also Read: B.Des Admissions in India 2020: Application, Eligibility, Exams, Top Colleges

UID Design Aptitude Test Exam Centres 2020

UID Design Aptitude Test is an exam conducted for admission in B.Des or M.Des degrees of design. The exam is held via an offline mode across 23 centres across the nation. Check the entire list with the detailed address given below.

Sr. No.

Name of the City

Entire Address



Sree Cauvery PU College

16th "D" Main, HAL 2nd Stage, Bangalore



Kapil Gyan Peeth School

Shipra Path, New Sanganer Rd., Mansarovar, Jaipur



St. Aloysius Inter College

Camil Bulcke Path, Ranchi



ITM, 60, Chakarata Road,Yamuna colony, Opp.Doon

School, Dehradun



Bhavan's Adarsha Vidyalaya

CSEZ PO, Kakkanad, Kochi



Campion School

E-7, Arera Colony, Bhopal




ELTOP, C-124, Sec.72, Phase 8, Mohali, Dist. SAS Nagar, Punjab



CMCS College

Udoji Maratha Boarding School, Gangapur

Rd., Nashik



Mar Gregorios College of Arts

Block no-8, JJ Nagar (W), Mogappair, Chennai



Bal Vidhya Mandir Sr. Sec. School

Nr Stadium, Station Rd, Charbagh, Lucknow



Karnavati University

907/A, Uvarsad,Gandhinagar



J B Law College

Opp.Guwahati Law College, Guwahati



Vikas Residential Public School

North S K Puri, Boring

Road, Patna



ILVA Hr. Sec. School

1-Sapna Sangeeta Rd., Sneh Nagar, Navlakha, Indore



Bhawanipur Education Society College

5, Elgin Rd, Sreepally, Bhowanipore, Kolkata



D.P. Model Public School

Plot No. 1, Surya Nagar, Bhubaneshwar



MKES Institute, C/O Nagindas Khandwala College

Road No.1, Bhadran Nagar, Off S.V. Rd, Malad (W), Mumbai



St. Mary’s College

Yousufguda, Hyderabad




845, Shivaji Nagar, Deccan Gymkhana, Pune



Delhi Police Public School

B-4, Nalawala Road, Safdarjung

Enclave, New Delhi



St. Ursula Girl's High School 

Opp. V.C.A. Ground, Civil

Lines, Nagpur



Shakti Bal Vidya Mandir

B/h Sigra Stadium, Chandua, Chittupura, Varanasi



Kaanger Valley Academy

B/h RSU Gym, Ravishankar Shukla

Uni., Raipur

UID Design Aptitude Test Exam Pattern 2020

The UID Design Aptitude Test 2020 is held for 2 and a half hours where the applicants have to answer all the questions in the allocated time limit. The total marks that an individual can score in the test is 100. Check out the degree wise sequence of questions in UID Design Aptitude Test below.

Test for B.Des

Test for M.Des

General IQ Test

Critical Analysis Test

Critical Analysis Test

Creative Ability Test

Critical Analysis Test

Critical Analysis Test

Creative Ability Test

UID Design Aptitude Test Evaluation Scheme 2020

To score well on the UID Design Aptitude Test, an applicant must be well-aware of the parameters that are considered for evaluation. Described below are the pointers that must be kept in mind.

General IQ Test: The general awareness of an individual is analysed through the General IQ test given by UID. The aptitude of the candidate is measured as per his/her knowledge of the happenings in the nation and all over the world.

Critical Analysis Test: The ability to recognise a problem is considered as a major factor in evaluating the final performance of an applicant. The capability of the candidate to identify the issue and solve it through lateral thinking or reasoning is examined.

Creative Ability Test: Students are judged for their power of observation in concept development, intuitive ability, imagination and design ability. Applicants must possess an innovative approach while using the colours, techniques and illustrations. It lends them more brownie points.

UID Aptitude Test Admission Procedure 2020

UID Aptitude Test is one of the many rounds conducted by UID to analyse the capability of the aspirants. It is not the whole-sole criteria to get admission at the institute. However, qualifying the written aptitude test is very vital in order to be eligible for further rounds of admission. 

Once the UID DAT or UID Design Aptitude Test is cleared, an applicant gets to participate in Creative Situation Test and Personal Interview & Portfolio. The final selection of the applicants is done based on the overall performances in all three stages of admission. 

Also Read: Top 10 Design Entrance Exams in India

UID is one of the many prestigious private colleges in design that look after the holistic development of students by encouraging practical education. Including UID, India has plenty of other private colleges such as Maeer's MIT Institute of Design (MITID), Pune, Vogue Institute of Art and Design (VIAD), Bangalore, Lovely Professional University (LPU), Jalandhar etc. that offer high-quality design education to the aspirants. To participate in the application process of such top design colleges, candidates can either fill up the Common Application Form (CAF) or can call the admission experts of CollegeDekho at the toll-free number 1800-572-9877. Stay tuned for more such updates!

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