Learn the best preparation tips

DSAT 2024 – Learn the best preparation tips

Dayananda Sagar University (DSU) is one of India’s most reputed names in higher education and offers a range of courses across streams including Engineering, Law, Management, Humanities, and Pharma. Considering the huge demand for these courses from students from across India, DSU holds an annual admission test, DSAT (Dayananda Sagar Scholarship Admission Test), to evaluate the aptitude and ability of students aspiring to pursue various courses. The test is designed to assess the students knowledge in the relevant subject and based on multiple-choice questions. Those clearing the threshold score are eligible for admission to the university for scholarships.

The Dayananda Sagar Scholarship Admission Test is conducted by Dayananda Sagar University for admission to DSU’s various undergraduate and postgraduate programs such as B.Tech, M.Tech, B.A.LL.B, BBA.LL.B, and B.Pharm.

DSAT is a nationally reputed and sought-after test considering it recognises merit, is a validation of a student’s intelligence and offers exceptional students an opportunity to win financial assistance. Considering these aspects, thousands of students attempt DSAT each year. Here is some information on the test along with a few tips on how to score well in it.

Mode of DSAT

DSAT is a home-based proctored test and students can take up the test from any remote location online. The test is also available offline. Students are provided with two slots - one in the first half and one in the second half.

Pattern of the test

DSAT will have multiple-choice questions (MCQ) and candidates will be given 2 hours (120 minutes) to complete the question paper. Each right answer will be awarded 1 mark, and the evaluation does not have negative marking.

B.Tech question paper pattern is as follows:

Physics: 30 marks

Mathematics: 30 marks

Chemistry: 30 marks

General Aptitude: 10 marks

For B.Pharma

Physics: 30 marks

Biology : 30 marks

Chemistry: 30 marks

General Aptitude: 10 marks


Those aspiring to take up undergraduate programs, should have completed their 10+2 education or equivalent in the required field and postgraduate aspirants are expected to have completed their undergraduate program in the required stream.

DSAT syllabus 2024

For undergraduate courses, the questions paper will be mainly based on Physics, Chemistry, Maths, and English.

For engineering, questions will be from topics of classes 11 and 12 in Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics. Books recommended include NCERT textbooks for Class XI and XII, and other books specific to each subject, listed in the site. The question paper pattern will vary with the course opted for and there is no fixed pattern.

For postgraduate courses, the syllabus will be the corresponding undergraduate course, previously completed by the candidate.

Additionally, there will be a General Knowledge, Aptitude and Reasoning test for candidates in various fields.

Scoring well in DSAT

To score well in a reputed test like DSAT, candidates have to bear a few things in mind. To begin with, it is essential to assess the scope of the syllabus thoroughly and understand the topics and sections. Next is time management. Practice for as many times as it takes to ensure you understand and arrive at the right answer in minimum time. Writing speed and agility is important.

Coming to course material, candidates are advised to go over the syllabus thoroughly and the scope of the topics in each subject. Source the recommended books, learn and mark those topics and then go on to define a study schedule. It is advised that the candidate solves previous year question papers, timing them and mark out those areas that he/ she feels are tough.

It is better to clear doubts right in the beginning and make notes in a way that is best understood by the candidate. Newer concepts and unfamiliar topics are best avoided in the last few days to eliminate tension and confusion.

Each section of each subject must be revised thoroughly, and mock question papers must be attempted several times to avoid tension and complete it well within the stipulated time.

A steady, calm approach is required at the time of preparation and topics must be glanced/ reviewed to avoid last-minute rush and stress.

Candidates are also advised to ensure good health and have adequate sleep to ensure they are alert able at the time of writing the test.

In 2023, DSAT attracted 5786 and 806 scholarships were awarded across various courses, amounting to almost Rs. 6 crores. Year on Year, more and more candidates are attempting DSAT and DSU envisages recognising and rewarding those successful, empowering them to pursue their dreams through higher education.

Seize the opportunity to join Dayananda Sagar University by applying through DSAT, and take the first step towards your academic journey: https://www.dsu.edu.in/dsat/