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All About UID Design Aptitude Test 2023: Application Form, Exam Date, Exam Pattern & Admission Process

Samiksha Rautela
Samiksha RautelaUpdated On: May 19, 2022 04:05 pm IST

Unitedworld Institute of Design is expected to release the UID DAT 2023 application form in October 2022. Scroll down to understand more about UID DAT 2023 exam.

All About UID Design Aptitude Test 2023: Application Form, Exam Date, Exam Pattern & Admission Process

UID Design Aptitude Test is a design entrance exam conducted by the Unitedworld Institute of Design (UID). The application form for UID DAT 2023 is expected to release in October 2022. The official UID DAT 2023 exam schedule is yet to be declared online. The dates will be shared here as soon as they are out. The main objective behind the test is to analyse the performance of the deserving candidates and shortlist them for situation test and portfolio evaluation rounds.

After qualifying all the aforementioned stages, an applicant gets admission in either B.Des or M.Des offered by the premier institute of design. Scroll down to learn more about the UID DAT 2023.

UID Design Aptitude Test: A Quick Overview

The design aptitude test or DAT hosted by UID is conducted each year for design aspirants. Given below is a 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

180 Minutes (3 hours)

Total Marks


UID Design Aptitude Test Important Dates 2023

Here is the tentative exam schedule for UID DAT 2023:


Dates (Tentative)

UID DAT Application Process Starts

October 2022

UID DAT Application Process Ends

January 2023

UID DAT Admit Card

January 2023

UID DAT 2023 Exam

January 2023

UID DAT 2023 Result

To be Announced

Situation Test/ Personal Interview & Portfolio Evaluation

To be Announced

Final Result

To be Announced

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 2023

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

Candidates also need to clear UID's two-tier evaluation process

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

Candidates also need to clear UID's two-tier evaluation proces

How to Fill the Application Form of UID Design Aptitude Test 2023 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 the “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 a 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 2023 in Offline Mode?

Check out the steps to fill-up the UID DAT Application Form 2023 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 the 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.

Unitedworld Institute of Design, Karnavati University, A/907, Uvarsad, District- Gandhinagar, Gujarat, 382422

UID Design Aptitude Test Exam Centres 2023

UID Design Aptitude Test is held via an offline mode across 23 exam centres mentioned below:

























Note: The Test Centre details are subject to change until the official announcement

UID Design Aptitude Test Exam Pattern 2023

The duration of UID Design Aptitude Test 2023 will be 2.5 hours. 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 2023

To score well in 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 2023

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 the 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: Self-Study Guide for 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 to CollegeDekho for more such updates!

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