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DOT-DAT(DESIGN APTITUDE TEST)

DOT School of Design conducts DOT-DAT (Design Aptitude Test) applicable for students interested to start their Design education only at DOT. DOT-DAT comprises of three rounds – Creative Quotient (CQ) Test, On Table Test and Personal Interview & Portfolio Submission to test the student’s aptitude and design ability

Mode of exam - Online / Offline.

Round
Type Of Test
Duration
Syllabus
I
Creative Quotient (CQ) Test

  • Section - A (MCQ Pattern)
  • Section - B (Sketching / Creative)
3 Hours
Section A

  • Reasoning
  • Visual Thinking
  • Quantitative Aptitude
  • Lateral Thinking
  • Critical Thinking
  • General English
  • General Awareness
  • Art / Design Awareness
  • Color Theory
II
On Table Test

  • Audio Visual
  • Hands-on exercise
3 Hours
III
Personal Interview & Portfolio Submission *

  • Online / Offline Interview
  • Portfolio Submission (Soft / Hard Copy)
Varies
Round
I
Type of Test

Creative Quotient (CQ) Test

  • Section - A (MCQ Pattern)
  • Section - B (Sketching / Creative)
Duration
3 Hours
Syllabus

Section A

  • Reasoning
  • Visual Thinking
  • Quantitative Aptitude
  • Lateral Thinking
  • Critical Thinking
  • General English
  • General Awareness
  • Art / Design Awareness
  • Color Theory

Section B

  • Sketching
  • Rendering
Round
II
Type of Test

On Table Test

  • Audio Visual
  • Hands-on exercise
Duration
3 Hours
Syllabus
Round
III
Type of Test

Personal Interview & Portfolio Submission *

  • Online / Offline Interview
  • Portfolio Submission (Soft / Hard Copy)
Duration
Varies
Syllabus
*Candidates qualifying Design Aptitude Test (Round I and II) will be called for Personal Interview & Portfolio Submission (Round III)
**Candidates qualifying Round III are selected for admission
Evaluation Criteria
Students will be evaluated based on the following skills
  • Attention / Observation
  • Memory
  • Language / Communication
  • Emotional Quotient
  • Concept Formation
  • Reasoning
  • Problem Solving
  • Perception
  • Decision Making
  • Creativity
Round
Type Of Test
Duration
Syllabus
I
Creative Quotient (CQ) Test

  • Section - A (MCQ Pattern)
  • Section - B (Sketching / Creative)
3 Hours
Section A

  • General Aptitude
  • Reasoning
  • Interior Materials & Construction
  • Architectural Awareness
  • Color Theory
Section B
  • Water Supply & Drawing
  • Electrical Layout
  • Furniture Layout
  • Sketching
II
On Table Test

  • Audio Visual
  • Hands-on exercise
3 Hours
III
Personal Interview & Portfolio Submission *

  • Online / Offline Interview
  • Portfolio Submission (Soft / Hard Copy)
Varies
Round
I
Type of Test

Technical Test

  • Section - A (MCQ Pattern)
  • Section - B (Sketching / Creative)
Duration
3 Hours
Syllabus

Section A

  • General Aptitude
  • Reasoning
  • Interior Materials & Construction
  • Architectural Awareness
  • Color Theory

Section B

  • Water Supply & Drawing
  • Electrical Layout
  • Furniture Layout
  • Sketching
    Rendering
Round
II
Type of Test

On Table Test

  • Audio Visual
  • Hands-on exercise
Duration
3 Hours
Syllabus
Round
III
Type of Test

Personal Interview & Portfolio Submission *

  • Online / Offline Interview
  • Portfolio Submission (Soft / Hard Copy)
Duration
Varies
Syllabus
*Candidates qualifying Design Aptitude Test (Round I and II) will be called for Personal Interview & Portfolio Submission (Round III)
**Candidates qualifying Round III are selected for admission
Evaluation Criteria
Students will be evaluated based on the following skills
  • Problem Solving
  • Time Management
  • Subject Knowledge
  • Sketching
  • Presentation
Round
Type Of Test
Duration
I
Creative Quotient (CQ) Test

  • Section - A (MCQ Pattern)
  • Section - B (Sketching / Creative)
1 Hour 30 minutes
II

Portfolio Submission (Soft / Hard Copy)*

Varies
Round
I
Type of Test

Creative Quotient (CQ) Test

  • Section - A (MCQ Pattern)
  • Section - B (Sketching / Creative)
Duration
3 Hours
Round
II
Type of Test
Portfolio Submission (Soft / Hard Copy)*
Duration
Varies

*Candidates qualifying Round I will be called for Round II
**Candidates qualifying Round II are selected for admission

Round
Type Of Test
Duration
I
Creative Quotient (CQ) Test

  • Section - A (MCQ Pattern)
  • Section - B (Sketching / Creative)
3 Hours (for 2 years course)
1 Hour 30 minutes (for 6 months - 1 year course)
II

On Table Test

  • Audio Visual
  • Hands-on exercise
3 Hours (Only for 2 years course)
III

Personal Interview & Portfolio Submission *

  • Online / Offline Interview
  • Portfolio Submission (Soft / Hard Copy)
Varies
Round
I
Type of Test

Creative Quotient (CQ) Test

  • Section - A (MCQ Pattern)
  • Section - B (Sketching / Creative)
Duration

3 Hours (for 2 years course)
1 Hour 30 minutes (for 6 months - 1 year course)

Round
II
Type of Test

On Table Test

  • Audio Visual
  • Hands-on exercise
Duration
3 Hours (Only for 2 years course)
Round
III
Type of Test

Personal Interview & Portfolio Submission *

  • Online / Offline Interview
  • Portfolio Submission (Soft / Hard Copy)
Duration
Varies

*Candidates qualifying Round I & II will be called for Round III
**Candidates qualifying Round III are selected for admission

Evaluation Criteria
Students will be evaluated based on the following skills
  • Problem Solving
  • Time Management
  • Subject Knowledge
  • Sketching
  • Time Management

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