MIT Institute of Design

Admissions Guidelines


Guidelines of the entrance tests for admission into the Bachelor of Design and the Master of Design offered by MIT Institute of Design, Pune.

Design is a very challenging but rewarding profession for any person aspiring to become a practising professional in this field. It promises to offer profound insights into behaviourial patterns of people, their culture, values and preferences; technologies – both established and emerging and insights into using processes leading to thoughtful and pathbreaking creations which enrich our lives and which make sense in our society and to the environment.
Each one of us is a designer. Everyday, we constantly use some of the fundamental processes of design in our day to day lives, e.g., problem solving. However, to become professional designers, it is essential that aspiring candidates have the right attitude and aptitude to function efficiently and competently in the eco space of design.
Towards this, MIT Institute of Design very carefully designs the center level tests, the materials tests, and the personal interviews to ensure that candidates who have the best potential to become designers are given a preference for admission into our world class educational programme.
Candidates who have the following abilities will be given preference for admission into the professional courses on offer at MIT Institute of Design.


MIT DAT (Design Aptitude Test) is a combination of online & pen-paper questions taken at assigned centres across India.
DAT written exam is based on the following parameters. The weightage of each parameter is subject to change as per the discretion of the paper setting committee.

· Design Inclination questions based on visual clues & general awareness.
· Analytical questions based on scientific understanding (PCM).
· Logical Thinking skills
· Communication Skills – verbal & nonverbal abilities of expression.
· Personality Trends – test of individual stand point.

Format of DAT Examination:

DAT examination includes computer-based MCQ (objective) test, subjective test and offline drawing test.


Objective Exam – Computer Based Test
Questions would be appearing on the computer screen on a random basis with options shuffled for each candidate. Candidates to respond on the computer screen.



Descriptive Exam – Computer Based Test
The subjective question will appear in a different section on the computer screen.
A text box will be enabled for each candidate to write their responses on the computer.


Drawing Exam – Offline Test
The drawing question will appear in a different section on the computer screen.
Candidates will be provided A4 size drawing sheets for this section
Candidates need to draw using Pens / Pencils / Colours on the sheets provided.
These answer sheets will be collected, scanned and uploaded for evaluation at the test centre.