GLS DAT Exam 2024: Application Form (Out), Exam Date, Eligibility, Syllabus & Latest News

GLS Institute of Design Design Aptitude Test 2023 ( GLS Institute of Design DAT )

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Updated on Sep 27, 2023 16:13 IST

GLS DAT 2024 - GLS University, Ahmedabad has started the admission process for GLS DAT 2024.

The GLS DAT 2024 application form is OPEN up to January 21, 2024. Candidates who meet the prescribed eligibility criteria can fill out the form following the link given on this page.

The institute will conduct the GLS DAT 2024 written exam on January 27 & 28, 2024. The scores of the GLS DAT 2024 written exam will be used to shortlist candidates for a personal interview round.

The final merit list for GLS DAT 2024 will be prepared by giving weightage to the Design Aptitude Test (written exam) and interview. 

The GLS University, Ahmedabad offers B.Des and Integrated M.Des programs.  Admission to the Bachelor of Design (B.Des) and Integrated Master of Design (M.Des) courses at GLS Institute of Design will be based on GLS DAT 2024 merit rank. 

The GLS DAT 2024 exam will be conducted in both online and offline modes. 


What is GLS Institute of Design DAT?

GLS University, Ahmedabad offers admission to its four-year bachelor's and five years integrated master’s programs at GLS Institute of Design through the GLS DAT entrance exam. The GLS Institute of Design DAT exam is conducted every year and may have one or more rounds of admission:

Specialization Name of Course
Fashion Design

Apparel Design
Gems & Jewellery Design
Accessories Design
Leather Design
Communication Design

Graphics Design
Digital Film Making
Environment Design Environment Design
Product & Industrial Design -

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GLS Institute of Design DAT 2024 Highlights

Features Details
Exam Name GLS DAT (Design Aptitude Test)
Conducting Institute GLS Institute of Design
Exam Frequency Once a year
Exam Level National
Exam Purpose
Admission to B.Des and Integrated M.Des courses at GLS Institute of Design
Exam Mode Online and Offline
Exam Fees INR 2,000
Exam helpdesk number +919687661793, +919687477375
Exam Website

GLS Institute of Design DAT 2024 Application Process

Candidates need to follow the below-mentioned steps in order to take part in the admission process for the GLS Institute of Design:

Step 1: Fill GLS Institute of Design DAT Application Form

Candidates can fill out the application form for the GLS Institute of Design DAT online. At the time of filling out the application form, the candidate has to enter genuine and verifiable information.

Step 2: Get GLS DAT Admit Card

The hall ticket for the GLS Institute of Design DAT is sent to candidates after they have duly filled out and submitted their application for the exam.

Step 3: Appear for GLS DAT

Aspirants need to appear for GLS Design Aptitude Test as per the schedule mentioned by the college. The DAT exam conducted by the GLS Institute of Design tests an aspirant’s understanding of drawing and observation power.

Step 4: Check Shortlisting- Stage 1 Merit List

On the basis of an aspirant’s performance in GLS DAT 2023, the college will release the names of shortlisted candidates.

Step 5: Appear for Interaction Round

Aspirants who have been shortlisted on the basis of their performance in the GLS Institute of Design DAT will be called to take part in an interaction session. On the basis of the interaction round, aspirants will be shortlisted further for admission.

Step 6: Check GLS DAT Result

GLS Institute of Design results will be declared once the interaction round with candidates is over. The college will take into consideration an aspirant’s performance in both DAT and interview rounds while preparing the final merit list for admissions 2023. After the GLS Institute of Design DAT 2023 result is declared, aspirants will be issued offer letters for admission.

GLS DAT Eligibility Criteria 2024 

Candidates meet GLS Institute of Design DAT 2024 eligibility criteria if they have cleared their Higher Secondary (10+2) from State Board/CBSE/CISCE/IB or equivalent.

GLS DAT Admission Process 2024

GLS Institute of Design

Candidates need to ensure that they fill out the form. Candidates need to fulfill GLS DAT eligibility criteria, clear the design aptitude test, and thereafter take part in the interview round in order to get admission to GLS Institute of Design, Ahmedabad. Further, candidates can go through the steps they need to follow as part of the GLS DAT selection process.

Step 1: GLS DAT Application Form

The application form for GLS DAT is to be filled in two steps. Firstly, aspirants have to collect the form from the institute or the official centres. They should fill out the form diligently and attach the required documents. Next, candidates have to pay GLS DAT application fee, which is INR 2,000. 

Step 2: GLS DAT Exam

Candidates will have to appear for the entrance test as per schedule. Selected candidates will be called for interaction at GLS campus.

Step 3: GLS DAT Shortlisting and Selection

The final sortlisting will be done on the basis of entrance test and interaction. Thereafter, offer letters will be issued to the selected candidates. 

GLS Institute of Design DAT 2024 Syllabus

GLS DAT syllabus is not specified. However, some topics that aspirants should consider studying are mentioned below:

GLS DAT Syllabus 2023
Mood, Theme & Colour Inter-relationship  Colour Terminology
Colour Psychology & Optical Illusions Colour, Pattern & Texture

Inspiration & Design Development

Design Theory

Elements & Principles of Design

Natural & Geometrical Form

Innovation in Design

Principles of Composition

Optical Illusion

Understanding Light & Shade

Theme Development

Developing Themes & Colour Associations

GLS Institute of Design DAT 2024 Exam Pattern

The exam pattern of GLS Institute of Design DAT exam is designed to focus on the drawing skills and knowledge of the candidates. The questions asked in GLS DAT 2024 will evaluate the performance of candidate on the following parameters:

  • Observation power
  • Utilisation of form
  • Colour
  • Shapes
  • Innovative ways to describe objects/environment
  • Innovation/imagination
  • Drawing skills
  • Proportion sense

GLS Institute of Design DAT 2024 Admit Card

GLS exam admit card will be issued once the registration process ends. The admit card is a mandatory document that a registered student must produce at the time of GLS DAT exam. Aspirants are informed that the admit card would be issued to only those candidates who have duly filled and submitted their application forms. Candidates are informed that they need to paste their recent passport size photograph on their admit card. Candidates are informed that they would be allowed to enter the test centre for the design entrance exam only if they are carrying a valid GLS Institute of Design DAT admit card on the day of the exam. Apart from this, candidates need to ensure that their exam ticket is duly filled and contains their photograph and institutional seal.

GLS DAT Result 2024

The  GLS Institute of Design will declare the results of GLS DAT 2024 within a few days of the conduct of the exam. The results will be announced online at the admission portal of the institute.

To check GLS DAT 2024 results, the candidate needs to log in to the result portal using their candidate credentials.

The result would include details like the name, roll number, sectional and total marks, merit rank, and the qualifying status of the candidate.

Candidates who qualify in the entrance exam will be shortlisted for GLS DAT 2024 counseling and seat allotment.

Note that the allotment of seats will be as per the merit rank of the candidate in GLS DAT 2024 exam.

GLS Institute of Design DAT 2024 Contact Information

GLS Institute of Design
GLS Campus,
Opp. Law Garden, Ellisbridge,
Ahmedabad – 380006.


Phone No.: +91 79 26468513

FAQs on GLS Institute of Design DAT Exam

Q. What is the last date to register for GLS DAT commence?

The registration process for GLS DAT 2024 for Round I is currently OPEN; the last date to apply for GLS DAT 2024 is Jan 21, 2024. Candidates met the prescribed eligibility criteria have to register themselves on the official website of GLS Institute of Design.

Q. What is the eligibility criteria for GLS DAT?

A. GLS DAT eligibility criteria for design course is Class 12 pass. For Integrated M.Des course, candidates should hold an undergraduate degree. 

Q. What is the syllabus for GLS DAT?

A: GLS Institute of Design has not specified any syllabus for GLS DAT. However, some topics that aspirants should consider studying are Colour Terminology, Optical Illusion, Elements & Principles of Design, Picture Analysis, Drawing Fundamentals, Understanding Light & Shade etc.

Q. Where to apply for GLS DAT?

A. Aspirants can apply for GLS DAT in online mode on the official website of the GLS Insitute of Design: Candidates can collect the application form from the campus, to apply offline.

Q. Is there any age limit to appear for GLS DAT?

A. No, there is no upper or lower age limit to appear for GLS DAT exam. So, candidates of any age group could apply provided they met the academic criteria prescribed by the institute.

Q. When will the GLS DAT exam be held?

A. The GLS DAT 2024 exam will be conducted on January 27-28, 2024. Application forms for the exam are currently open.

Q. What is the mode of the GLS DAT entrance exam?

A. The GLS DAT exam will be conducted in both online and offline modes. The candidate can select the preferred mode of exam at the time of filling out the online application form. 

Q. What is the registration fee for GLS DAT exam?

A. Candidates are required to pay INR 2,000 as registration fee, Candidates can pay the fee through online mode or through Cash/Demand Draft or Cheque such that it is from a nationalised bank and is drawn in favour of “GLS Institute of Design” and is payable at Ahmedabad.

Q. What are the specializations available for the B.Des program?

A. The B,Des program offers specialization in Apparel Design, Environment & Space Design, Product Design, and Accessories & Jewelery Design. The candidate can select their program of study at the time of admission.

Q. What is the duration of the B.Des program offered by GLS University?

A. GLS University offers a four-year B.Des program. Admission to the program is conducted through the GLS DAT 2023 entrance exam. 

Q. What is the admission process to the B.Des program?

A. Admission to the B.Des program at GLS University is conducted on the basis of the candidate's performance in:

  1. GLS DAT 2023 entrance exam
  2. Personal Interaction
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