Sandip University - Design Aptitude Test ( SU – DAT)

Admission 2024 – 2025


Sandip University,
School of Design

Why school of Fashion Design

Sandip University is a state of the art campus located in the lap of nature, Trimbakeshwar road, Nashik. The campus spread across 250+ acre is a global hub of cutting-edge education and dynamic student development. Since its inception in 2016, Sandip University has created a positive and futuristic hub of education. Our values are steeped in providing various industries with top-notch talent in terms of academic knowledge and hands-on skills.

Sandip University – School of Design is one of the premier design institutes in India which offers the Undergraduate Programs in Design.

Why school of Fashion Design

Features of the Program

Textile-Weaving Lab, Dyeing & Printing Lab, Wood & Metal Lab

100% Job Assured

Continuous interaction with leading experts from the industry

Guaranteed Internship

Glass, Wood, Jewellery and Bamboo Workshop, Textile Labs, Fashion Studio

Glass, Wood, Jewellery and Bamboo Workshop, Textile Labs, Fashion Studio, Cosmetology Workshop

Glass, Wood, Jewellery and Bamboo Workshop, Textile Labs, Fashion Studio, Cosmetology Workshop

Glass, Wood, Jewellery and Bamboo Workshop, Textile Labs, Fashion Studio, Cosmetology Workshop

Bachelor of Design (B. Des.)
Duration: 4 Years

  • B. Design in Fashion and Lifestyle Design
  • B. Design in Space and Interior Design
  • B. Design in Product Design
  • B. Design in Communication Design

Application Process

Application Fee 1000/- Rs ( to be made online only)
Application Mode Online & Offline (Available at Sandip University Information Centre across India).
Online Application Starts Starts from 26thJanuary 2024
on the website  
Last Date of Application 18th April 2024
Release of Admit Card 19th April 2024
Date of Online Exam 21st April 2024

Eligibility Criteria

  • 10+2 pass/appearing (Any Stream) or 3 Years Diploma (Equivalent to 10 +2), with a minimum 40% aggregate score from any recognized higher secondary school board/ Institute.
  • Must be appeared in SU – DAT or any other Design Entrance Exam of National level (NIFT , NID , etc)

Total no. of seats

Programs No of Seats
B. Design in Fashion and Lifestyle Design 30
B. Design in Space and Interior Design 30
B. Design in Product Design 30
B. Design in Communication Design 30
Total 120

SU-DAT – Imparting in 2 Phase

1. Online Test

2. Portfolio Evaluation(PE)

Design Aptitude Test (SU DAT), an essential part of the selection procedure for any design aspirant. This includes an Online Exam and a Portfolio Evaluation.The Online Exam evaluates theoretical as well as the logical aptitude, while the Portfolio Evaluation tests the creative abilities of the aspirant. Based on this, SOD accepts a select number of students purely on merit.

Entrance Exam Pattern - School of Design

Phase II:- Online Entrance exam schedule on 21th April 2024

Exam Duration: 2 Hrs

Mandatory Online Test, which evaluates the candidate’s logical reasoning, creative thinking and visual aptitude.

SU - Design Aptitude Test - 40 Marks

Sr. No Topic No of Questions Score
1 Lateral Thinking 05 10
2 Logical Thinking 05 10
3 Numerical Skills 05 05
4 Comprehension Ability 01 05
5 General Knowledge 05 05
6 Perceptual Skills 04 05
Total 25 40

SU DAT 2024 online exam is smartly protected by AI enabled electronic proctoring mechanism.

  • Candidates must note that SU DAT is an AI proctored examinations.
  • All activities are monitored throughout the test duration, by electronic proctoring mechanism.
  • Features such as Face tracking, Face recognition, Object detection and Noise detection are enabled in this examination.
  • Any unfair means at any stage of the entrance exam will be captured by the AI proctoring and the same will lead to disqualification of the candidate from the examination.

Phase 2:- Portfolio Evaluation takes place after the written exam minimum score passed. This will be offline in campus.

In Portfolio Evaluation (PE)- 60 Marks

Candidates should focus on what is their uniqueness/individuality of their work and present it in an interesting way. They should showcase their ability to take inspiration from the surroundings, understanding of aesthetics, sensibilities and awareness of current trends.

A portfolio is generally a Collection – collages – cut outs - improvised / refined in a documented or non-documented form (any format Physical or Digital), composition of their Creative work – Illustrations - compiled or practiced over last few years, with their explorations and reflections.

Portfolio may consist of candidates - Unrefined, developmental work, Wide range of ideas and media, Experimentation, showing their creative journey – sketchbooks.

Candidates are allowed to also showcase their Digital compositions / Digital Portfolio, Physical Models and prototypes

Portfolio Evaluation assesses the following skill sets, aptitude:

Originality, uniqueness and ability
Development of ideas
Sense of Composition
Illustration Skills
Presentation & Layout
Convert Design concept into 2D / 3D form
Sketching & Rendering ability
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