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DSAT: Everything You Need To Know

What is DSAT?

Organised by the Dayanand Sagar University situated in Bengaluru, DSAT or Dayanand Sagar Admission Test is a national level entrance examination that candidates need to appear to secure admission in the UG and PG courses offered by the University. DSAT is conducted through both online and offline modes. At present, DSU offers 1560 seats for undergraduate programs and 235 seats for postgraduate programs.

Courses Offered- A Complete Guide

Listed below are the PG courses offered by DSU through DSAT:

  • B.Tech- Computer Science and Engineering
  • B.Tech- Mechanical Engineering
  • B.Tech- Electronics and Communication Engineering
  • B.Tech- Information Technology
  • B.Sc- Biotechnology
  • B.Sc- Biochemistry
  • B.Sc- Microbiology
  • B.Sc (N)
  • PB B.Sc (N)
  • B.Com- Bachelor of Commerce
  • BBA- Bachelor of Business Administration
  • B.Pharm
  • Pharm D
  • Bachelor of Computer Applications
  • B.A Journalism
  • BPT- Bachelor of Physiotherapy

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Now, let us take a look at the UG courses offered by DSU through DSAT:

  • M.Tech – Computer Science & Engineering Specialization: Big Data/Internet of Things
  • M.Tech – Mechanical Engineering Specialization: Design Engg
  • M.Tech – Electronics & Communication Specialization: Embedded System
  • M.Tech – Computer Science & Information Technology Specialization: Cloud Computing
  • M.Sc: Biotechnology
  • M.Sc: Biochemistry
  • M.Sc: Microbiology
  • M.Sc (N)
  • M Pharma
  • Masters in Physiotherapy (MPT)
  • MBA: Master of Business Management

DSAT Eligibility Criteria

In order to qualify to appear for this entrance examination, candidates have to meet a certain set of criteria.

  • The candidate must have completed 10+2 or its equivalent from a recognized board.
  • The candidate must have obtained a Bachelor's Degree from a recognized university.
  • They must have attained a Bachelor's Degree with at least 50% marks.
  • They must have secured a minimum of 45% in the 12th standard or equivalent from a recognized board.
  • There is no age limit for appearing DSAT. Further, all Indian citizens, NRI as well as foreign candidates can sit for this examination.

How Can You Register For DSAT?

To fill out DSAT’s application form and register for the exam, you have to follow the steps given below:

  • Go to DSU’s official website. Here, you’ll come across a DSAT registration button. Click on it and enter your personal details.
  • Once you have specified the details, you will receive an OTP on the phone number you have provided. This will only be valid for a few minutes, so stay alert.
  • Enter the OTP to complete the registration process. Next, you have to fill out the application form.
  • Here, you will be asked to scan and upload a variety of documents.
  • After all the details have been filled out, you will need to deposit the application fees.
  • For your own reference as well as future use, download a copy of your application form and save it.

Documents Needed To Register For DSAT

When you sit down to fill out DSAT’s application form, you will be asked to scan and upload several documents. They have been listed below:

  • Passport size photograph
  • Matriculation mark sheet
  • Higher secondary mark sheet
  • If you are applying for a PG course, you need to upload your graduation mark sheet.
  • If you already have a PG, upload your PG mark sheet.
  • A government identified ID proof
  • Caste certificate (if applicable)
  • Domicile certificate (if applicable)
  • Signature of the candidate

Additionally, candidates will have to deposit an application fee of INR 1,000. The amount is the same for all candidates irrespective of their category (General, SC, ST, OBC).

DSAT Exam Pattern

The DSAT paper comprises a total of 100 multiple-choice questions (MCQs). Candidates are provided with 2 hours to attempt them. Each question carries one mark, and there is no negative marking. The medium of instruction is English.

DSAT Syllabus

The DSAT syllabus for the UG exam revolves around the subjects of Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, and English. Below, we have listed the important topics for each of them.


  • Laws of Motion
  • Current Electricity
  • Kinematics
  • Optics
  • Thermodynamics
  • Electromagnetic Waves
  • Gravity
  • Oscillation of Waves
  • Thermodynamics
  • Properties of Bulk matter
  • Atoms
  • Magnetic effect


  • Basics of chemistry
  • Surface Chemistry
  • Electrochemistry
  • Solutions
  • Chemistry Kinetics
  • Equilibrium
  • Hydrogen
  • States of Matter
  • Polymers
  • Classification of Elements
  • Redox Reaction
  • Chemical bonding


  • Sets & Functions
  • Calculus
  • Algebra
  • Mathematical Reasoning
  • Coordinate Geometry
  • Linear Programming
  • Relations & Functions
  • Probability
  • Vectors


  • English usage errors
  • Idioms & Phrases
  • Rearrange the sentences
  • Fill in the blanks
  • Comprehension
  • Analogies
  • Synonyms & Antonyms

The DSAT syllabus for the PG exam comprises the following:

  • Aptitude Test
  • Verbal Reasoning
  • Non-verbal Reasoning
  • General Knowledge
  • Logical Reasoning
  • English

How Can You Prepare For DSAT?

The DSAT is a highly competitive examination. Hence, if you want to crack it, you need to have a very disciplined preparation routine. Listed below are some tips that you can keep in mind:

  • Thoroughly familiarise yourself with the syllabus and all the important topics.
  • Before you move on to solving sample papers or previous papers, it is important that you first do a comprehensive reading of the prescribed textbooks.
  • While practising, you can consider using mind maps or flowcharts to help you memorise better. Additionally, maintaining short revision notes can come in extremely handy too.
  • Analyse the subjects and the topics where you are facing the most difficulties and spend more time on them.
  • Start your preparation well in advance. Cramming a lot of new information into your brain a mere few days before the examination will serve no purpose.
  • Work on time management. Knowing the right answer to the question, and reaching there in the minimum possible time, are of equal importance.


In a nutshell, the Dayanand Sagar Admission Test is a national level entrance examination that candidates need to appear to secure admission in the UG and PG courses offered by the University. You can ace the examination by following the simple tips discussed in the blog.

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