Monday , August 20 2018

DASA 2019: Direct Admission of Students Abroad

DASA DASA stands for Direct Admission of Students Abroad. This is a special scheme launched by the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India, for several UG and PG courses.

This scheme is specially designed for the Foreign Students, Person of Indian Origin living in abroad (POIs), Non-Resident Indians (NRIs), Children of Indian Workers in the Gulf (CIWG), and Overseas Citizen of India (OCI).

Qualifying DASA helps the students join up in India’s top-rated engineering, architecture, designing and management institutions for Under Graduate Courses like Engineering, B.Tech and Post Graduate courses like M.Tech and MBA.

The Institutions functioning under DASA are NITs, IIITs, CFTIs, DTU, SPA and many other government institutions of India offering the degree of B.Tech/M.Tech/MBA.

So, if you wish to travel back to India and get your UG/PG degree from India’s Top notch engineering or management colleges; read the full article.

It consists of all the important information about Application Form, Eligibility Criteria, Question Pattern, Result, and Counselling.

DASA 2019 Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility criteria for DASA UG Courses vary from that of PG Courses. Please read the below-mentioned information carefully before applying.

UG Courses
  • The applicant must hold Foreign Nationality or must be a Persons of Indian Origin not living in India, or Non-Resident Indian or Overseas Citizen of India or Children of Indian Worker in the Gulf countries.
  • The applicant must be 24 or above in age. That is, his/her Date of Birth must be October 1st, 1994 or later.
  • The applicant must be a 10+2 appearing or must have cleared 10+2 with aggregate 60% (min) or CGPA 6.50 (Min) with board recognized by Indian Universities Association.
  • The compulsory subjects are Maths, Physics and anyone subject amongst Chemistry/Biology/ Bio-Tech/ Computer Sci.
PG Courses
  • The nationality criteria for PG Courses are similar as for UG Courses.
  • The applicant must be appearing for final exam of their UG Course or must have cleared four or five years of UG course in engineering/ technology or other equivalent courses.
  • The minimum marks obtained in UG Course must be 60% or 6.50 CGPA.
  • The applicant must have appeared and qualified GRE/GMAT exam.
  • Those appearing for M.Tech, M.Arch, M.Des or M.Plan must have appeared and qualified GRE.
  • These tests are organised in the month of August or after.
  • Those applying for MBA must have appeared and qualified GMAT.
  • There are no age bars for PG Courses.

DASA 2019 Application Form

The candidate following the eligibility criteria will be able to register for the exam, In this section, the candidate will find all the details about DASA 2019 Application Form:

  • The DASA application forms for UG courses are released during 1st or 2nd week of April, and the last date of form submission is 2nd Week of June.
  • For the PG Courses, the forms are available during the 3rd week of April and the last date for submission is 4th week of June.
  • The candidate can fill the form online by following the link given alongside
  • The candidate needs to upload scanned picture, sign and all the other documents while filling up the form.
  • The candidate must be sure about the preference of colleges/Institution and the course that they are choosing while filling up the form.
  • The candidate must check and re-check before final submission of the form.
  • After the form is completely filled, the candidate must pay the registration fee and the tuition fee for the 1st sem.
  • Do not forget to download and keep a print copy of the duly filled form with yourself.

DASA 2019 Application Fee

CatagoryRegistration Fee1st Sem. FeeTotal
GeneralUS $300US $4000US $4300
SAARC Country ResidentUS $300US $2000US $2300
  • Note: The Registration Fee is not refundable at any cost.

DASA 2019 Exam Pattern

In this section, you will find the exam pattern of 2019 DASA.

UG Courses

Mode Of ExamOnline
Duration Of Exam 3Hours 45 Minutes
Types Of Questions Multiple Choice Questions
No. Of Questions2400
Marking Scheme1 Mark for each Right answer
Negative Marking

No Response

0.50 Marks for each wrong answer

0 Marks

Language Of Paper English


SubjectsTotal No. Of Questions
Writing & Language44
Maths(No Calculator)20
Maths(No Calculator)38

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The last date for submitting SAT marks is in the second week of June.

PG Courses


Mode Of ExamOnline
Duration Of Exam 3Hours 45 Minutes
Types Of Questions Multiple Choice Questions
No. Of Questions80
Marking Scheme1 Mark for each Right answer
Negative Marking

No Response

0 Marks
Language Of Paper English


Mode Of ExamOnline
Duration Of Exam 3Hours 50 Minutes
Types Of Questions Multiple Choice Questions
No. Of Questions80
Marking Scheme1 Mark for each Right answer
Negative Marking

No Response


0 Marks

Language Of Paper English


SubjectsTotal No. Of Questions
Analytical Writing2 questions
Verbal Reasoning40 questions
Quantitative Reasoning40 questions

There are two other sections too in which the number of questions varies.

DASA 2019 Result

After the whole process is complete, and the application is received by the authority of India, a separate list is prepared. This list prepared according to the marks scored by the student in their academic exam, a score of qualifying exam (SAT/GRE/GMAT) and the course preference filled by them in the form.
In this procedure, those who fill their qualifying exam score on time is given preference.

DASA 2019 Counselling

Those applicants shortlisted in the merit list are then invited to appear for a counselling session. These sessions are held through online mode. The applicants are then allotted their seats according to their scores in college and course preference.


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