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UPES-DAT Online Test-B.Des Exam Pattern

Exam Pattern

The paper of UPES-DAT Online Test-B.Des is of 1 hour duration.

  • The question paper will be in English.

  • The question paper will be administered through a computer based test.

  • The question paper will contain a total of 80 questions distributed among the 6 topics provided in the syllabus.

  • The question paper will consist of 3 sections.

  • All 3 sections have NEGATIVE marking.

Section A: Numerical Answer Type (NAT) questions :-

For NAT questions, an answer is a number that needs to be entered using a virtual keyboard on the computer screen. No choices will be shown for these questions. Each correct answer will be awarded 4 marks and each wrong answer will be awarded –1 mark. Questions not attempted will be given zero marks.

Section B: Multiple Select Questions (MSQ) :-

Each MSQ has one or more choice(s) as the correct answer out of the four given choices. An answer is considered correct only if ALL the correct choices and NO wrong choices are selected. Each correct answer will be awarded 5 marks and each wrong answer will be awarded –0.5 marks. There are NO PARTIAL marks. Questions not attempted will be given zero marks.

Section C: Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) :-

Each MCQ has four choices out of which only one is the correct answer. Each correct answer will be awarded 3 marks and each wrong answer will be awarded –1 mark. Questions not attempted will be given zero marks.

Test duration- 1 Hour.

Marking System – There is Negative Marking in the Objective type Questions.


How to prepare

Preparation Strategy

Be Creative

Since it is an Architecture exam you need to be creative and artistic. Learn and practice how to sketch a 3D picture on a 2D medium.


An Architect should explore and try to learn from everything. You never know where you can find a beautiful building and at times even an ugly building can be an inspiration. Learn not to make the mistakes that architect made. If you follow the above rules, a road to success is clear for you.

Make a proper Time Table

It is very important that you make a timetable and stick to it and you will have an exact idea of what you are required to study and the time required for it.

Concept clarity rather than rotes learning

It is essential that you have a clear idea of the formulas and concepts rather than rote learning of things for the papers. While you might require it for memorizing formulas it is important that for other stuff you make sure you clear your basics and concepts before moving on.

Prepare Notes

It is very important to make small notes or a comprehensive list of formulas on each covered topic and chapter which will come in handy at the time of revision. This will require you to be regular with your work but will surely make things easy at the time of revision.

Solve Previous years’ papers

Solving previous years’ papers will provide you the idea of not only the type of questions but also the level of difficulty. This will also give you the opportunity to practice a lot.

Get it checked

Seeking help from knowledgeable persons is not a bad idea. Unless someone shows you your weak areas by pointing out the mistakes, practicing will only make you perfect in doing wrong things.


Duration : 1 Hours

Important Instructions

Please follow the instructions given below to complete your On line Application Process - Click on the link that applies to your status – Indian Resident or Foreign Resident Sign up to buy the Admission Prospectus. You will get a display of the Sign Up Form. Fill up all the details requested in the Sign Up Form as well as the program that you are interested in. Click on the 'Submit' button. You will receive an email from UPES on the email id that you have registered in the Sign Up Form. Click on the link provided in the email from UPES to verify your email id and activate your account on the UPES website. Please proceed to fill up the Application Form on line and follow the instructions given therein. After submitting the Application Form, Pay On line by Credit card/ Debit card for UPES Prospectus and Application form.