DAT is conducted by Parul Institute of Design to seek evidence of the attitude, aptitude, achievement, motivation and perception essential in a potential student of design. The selection process will be held in three stages- 1. DAT- Design Aptitude Test 2. Portfolio Round 3. Personal Interview
Candidates will be called to email their portfolios, the second stage of DAT, on the basis of their obtained scores in DAT written exam (first stage). Then Personal Interview (Third Stage) shall be held. A final list will be generated by PID on the basis of the sum total of the weighted scores secured by the candidate in each stage of the admissions process. Note that everything is conducted online.
Students will be given three hours to complete a 100-marks paper. It will comprise of 100 multiple choice based questions.
The Design Aptitude Test covers all the aspects from Design, Logical and Analytical Reasoning, Critical Thinking, General Knowledge. Yes. Two mock tests are conducted before the final DAT.
No. The NATA score is not taken into account for the DAT. Candidates shall have to give PID DAT.
He/she will be required to fill the online application on the Parul University website. The application fee is Rs. 1000/- Fee has to be paid in online mode via credit card/debit card, and a printout should be taken for future reference.
PID does not provide an admit card but the candidates will receive Login Credentials to give their online DAT via Email/SMS/Call. The DAT shall be conducted on WAC (World Assessment Council ) online platform.
Yes, the DAT is common for all the applicants for undergraduate design admissions.
No, there is no waiver for any of the rounds. It is mandatory to appear for all of the three rounds.
Yes, a student can appear for DAT for an unlimited number of attempts provided he/she fulfills the prescribed eligibility criteria.
No, there is no test that works as an alternative for DAT.
Do you like to draw or make things with material found around the house? Do you like working on jigsaws and puzzles? Are you curious about how things work and why some don't work? Would you rather doodle and explain an idea than talk about it? If you answer yes to most of these questions, then you do have an aptitude for design.
Drawing is a skill, learnt and perfected by practice. PID DAT is not just to judge your skills at drawing or sketching but rather to assess your ability to question the design problem and communicate your ideas/design solutions.
Yes. Limited number of scholarships are provided by PID to deserving candidates. Since there are three rounds for admission process, the average scores of the following shall be considered: 1. DAT 2. Portfolio 3. Personal Interview Hence, Candidates who have scored: 90% and above- 30% scholarship on the first year fees. 80-90%- 20% scholarship on the first year fees. 70-80% - 10% scholarship on the first year fees.