The DASA 2018 Application Form has been released on 12th April 2018 and the last for the receipt of the form is 11th June 2018. DASA is a Scheme of Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India for admissions to premier institutions of India. The students who desire for taking admissions into Engineering and Architecture should meet certain criteria. Ministry of Human Resources under this scheme facilitates the admissions for Undergraduate and Postgraduate programs in Engineering/ Architecture/ Planning/ Management for National Institutes of Technology (NIT’s), Indian Institute of Information technology (IIIT’s), Schools of planning and Architecture (SPA’s) and other premier Technical Institutions of India.

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Only Foreign Nationals can apply under this scheme and who mainly are in the possession of their passports. Any discrepancy in the document can lead to the cancellation of admission. The students are required to appear for SAT exam held abroad. There is an approx. percentage of marks which should be secured by the aspirant in their SAT subjects. Under this scheme, admission is provided only if the candidate meets the desired cut off set by the Institute. For the year 2018 DASA will be conducted by Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology, Allahabad.

DASA 2018 Important Dates

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Events             Important dates
Release of DASA UG Online Application Form 201812th April 2018
Last date for the receipt of the Application form11th June 2018
Last date to submit SAT Subject test score11th June 2018
Round 1- Seat Allotment24th June 2018
Result of Seat Allotment round 124th-27th June 2018
Round 2 seat allotment30th June 2018
Result of Seat Allotment round 230th June- 3rd July 2018
Round 3 Seat Allotment6th July 2018
Result of Seat allotment round 36th-9th July 2018
Choice refilling and new candidate registration10th-13th July 2018
Round 4 seat allotment17th July 2018
Result of Seat allotment round 417th-20th July 2018
Reporting date of the candidates who have been selected in Round 1,2,3 and 421st-26th July 2018
Announcement of the Vacant seat for spot round29th July 2018
Special round- New Registrations and Choice refilling30th July 2018 to 1st August 2018
Spot round against vacant seat and spot round allotment3rd August 2018
Date of reporting by the candidate to the allotted institutes4th-8th August 2018

DASA 2018 Application Form

The DASA Application Form for admission to Undergraduate Program is now available. National Institute of Technology (NIT’s), Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIIT’s), School of Planning and Architecture (SPA’s) and other technical institutions accepts DASA score. The Application forms have been released on 14th April 2018 and the last date to apply is 11th June 2018.

Candidates will be required to fill up the Application form and provide all the required details as per asked. It should be ensured that the details provided are valid and correct and any form of discrepancy found later will lead to the cancellation of the candidature. For admission through DASA scheme 2018, the candidate must have a valid SAT score. For more of the Application form details go through the steps mentioned below:


In this step, candidates will be required to provide the basic details. Candidate will be required to go through the eligibility criteria in detail before proceeding for the Application Form. After clicking ‘I Agree’ you can proceed further with the registration procedure.

  • The candidate has to provide a valid Email ID for future correspondence. Also, there will be security tips mentioned which should be read by the candidate thoroughly.
  • Applicant Email ID will be sent to the registered email ID also it will be displayed on the screen as well.
  • Candidates will be required to create a password.
  • Registration will be successful after the password has been created.
  • The Applicant ID and Password should be kept carefully by the candidate for the future reference.

Filling up the Application Form:

In this section candidate will have to submit their Personal and academic details. Candidates will be able to login using their Applicant ID and Password. Also, uploading of scanned documents will also be required under this section.

Personal Details:

  • Name of the Applicant
  • Gender
  • Date of Birth
  • Citizenship
  • Residential eligibility
  • Country from where 11th is completed
  • Country from where 12th is completed
  • Guardian’s Detail
  • Relationship with the Applicant

Uploading Scanned Documents: 

Candidates will be required to upload the scanned copy of documents as per required in the Application form. The specifications are mentioned below:


  • File Size- Maximum 100Kb
  • File Dimension- 3.5cmx 3.5cm
  • File Format- JPG


  • File Size- Maximum 100Kb
  • File Format- JPG

Other Relevant Documents-

  • Proof of Date of Birth
  • Passport
  • Marksheet of 10th, 11th and 12th standard
  • Proof of last 2 years of Education in a foreign country in case of NRI’s
  • Certificate of proof from the school authorities as proof of completion of 11th and 12th standard or equivalent.
  • Detail and proof of the fee payment

Other Details to be provided in the form will be:

  • Contact Details outside India
  • Contact Details in India
  • Passport Detail
  • Qualifying Examination Details
  • Bank Account Details

Payment of the Application Fee:

The Application fee can be paid through two modes, either through SWIFT Transfer or E-Payment. With the Application fee, the candidate will also have to pay the first-semester tuition fee. The payment can be done through Debit or Credit card. After the payment is successful a Transaction ID will be generated. Candidates should keep this ID very carefully as for the future reference. In case the candidate is not alloted the seat or withdraws the Application before the specific time, her/his tuition fee will be refunded. The Amount of the Application fee is as such.

General Candidates- US$ 4300

Foreign National Belonging to SAARC Countries- US$ 2300

Submission of the Filled Application Form: 

After the payment of the Application fee, candidates will have to submit the Application form and take the Printout copy of the form.

DASA 2018 Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility for applying under DASA 2018 Undergraduate Scheme has been declared and candidates are required to meet all the conditions.

  • Non-resident Indians/Foreign Nationals/Person of India Origin/Overseas Citizen of India (OCI)
  • Must have completed class 12th or equivalent from outside India by May 2018. The candidate should have scored at least 60% marks (or 6.0 grade on 10 point scale) in each of Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics.
  • Must hold a foreign Passport.
  • Should have appeared in SAT
  • Should have a minimum aggregate score of 1070 (out of a maximum of 1600) in SAT
  • Also should have secured a minimum aggregate score of 2000 (out of maximum of 2400) in SAT subject tests in Physics, chemistry and Mathematics level 2. Both the scores are mandatory.
  •  Admission through DASA channel will be through the SAT 2 scores. The main SAT scores are used to break ties. Anyone who has not taken SAT but has valid SAT 2 score will be eligible to apply for admission. In case of Tie-breaking, such candidates SAT score will be considered missing or equivalent to zero.

Admission Criteria For DASA 2018

The admission criteria under DASA scheme for Undergraduate courses are as follows:

  • Through SAT and SAT test score. Both the conditions are mandatory.
  • Test scores should directly be reported to IIIT Hyderabad by the College Board before the last date of the application form.
  • SAT subject test scores will be the primary ranking criterion.
  • All candidates will be ranked based on the total marks first.
  • In case of a tie, the following marks will be used to resolve the same.
    • Math of SAT 2
    • Physics of SAT 2
    • Chemistry of SAT 2
    • Total Score of SAT
  • Critical reading of SAT
  • Mathematics of SAT
  • And an interview over Skype.

DASA 2018 Result

Consideration of SAT Subjects Test scores

Only candidates with valid SAT subject test scores and whose scores have been received by VNIT Nagpur directly from College Board and are satisfying all the other requirements will be considered eligible for the preparation of merit list. In case, where applicant has made several attempt, the best of the valid individual subject scores communicated by College Board will be used for the total SAT subject test scores.

Merit List of DASA 2018

A merit list of all the eligible applicants would be drawn on the basis of total SAT subject test scores only. Only those candidates whose valid SAT subject test scores have been received will be considered for merit list preparation and seat allotment procedure. If SAT for two or more candidates are same, the merit of the applicant shall be determined as follows:

By marks obtained in SAT subject test for Mathematics Level 2 followed by physics.

In cases where tie is not broken by the above consideration then the date of birth of the applicant will be compared and older applicant will be given a higher merit.

DASA 2018 Cut off

The cut off will be released by the Concerned authorities on the basis of the SAT score. Candidates will be required to check the Cut off of SAT score for allotment of seats in the participating institutes of DASA UG 2018. Cut off is the minimum score of marks required for getting admission in the institute accepting DASA score. The candidates seeking admission through DASA will have to go through the cut off marks of each institute and course separately as the score of the institutes offering DASA admission will be varying.

DASA 2018 Seat Allotment Procedure

Based on the DASA 2018 merit list drawn from the SAT scores, the seat allotment procedure would be made as per the choices indicated by the applicant in his/her application form. Candidate appearing higher on merit list would be getting higher priority in allotment of course/ institutions as compared to the applicant appearing lower in the merit list. In case, where the first preference made by the candidate is not available or his/her score doesn’t match up with the cut off of the desired institute, he/she will be allotted for the 2nd preference of course/institute. Those candidates who have not been allotted with any seat will be indicated as NOT ALLOTTED in the merit list. In these cases, the applicants will be eligible for Round 2, round 3 and Round 4 of allotment.

After the successful allotment of the seat, candidates are required to be physically present at the chosen institute for document verifications and other formalities.

DASA 2018 Seat Allotment (Round 1)

All eligible candidates will be considered for the first round of allotment. Information shall be displayed on applicant portal (, there will be no individual allotment letters/email sent to the applicants.

Applicants who are allotted seats in the first round of DASA 2018 will have two options: ACCEPT or DECLINE.

If you accept the allotted institute/course, provisional admission letter will be generated. Candidates are required to sign it, download it and submit it to the allotted institute at the time of admission. All selected foreign nationals must obtain a valid student visa as applicable to their category issued by the Indian Missions Board.

If you Decline and do not wish to accept the allotted institute/course, seat cancellation/withdrawal letter will be generated. By pressing Decline you lose your right for any further seat allotment in Round 2 or Round 3. You will be eligible for Round 4 or Spot Round.

Press Accept, if you are satisfied with your preference allotment and do not want your higher preference choices to be considered in round two allotment. The provisional allotment letter will be generated in this case.

Press Accept and Upgrade if you are accepting the currently allotted seat but are interested to being considered for the second round of allotment. The provisional allotment letter would be generated. If applicant gets a seat in 2 round with higher preference, his/her claim on the previously allotted seat will be automatically forfeited. In case where no upgradation take place, the allotment of Round 1 will be retained.

DASA 2018 Seat Allotment (Round 2)

Procedure of Accept, Decline and Accept and Upgrade will be followed in Round 2 also. Candidates are requested to have a regular update on DASA applicant portal ( for the announcement of seat allotments.

DASA 2018 Seat Allotment (Round 3)

The same procedure of Accept, Decline and Accept and Upgrade will be followed in Round 3.

DASA 2018 Seat Allotment (Round 4)

For this round there will only be the option of Accept and Decline. If candidate chooses to decline they would be eligible to re-register for Spot Round.

Spot Round For DASA 2018 Counselling

Applicants who have not got any allotment or have declined the allotted seats in the previous rounds of allotment will be eligible to re-register for Spot Round. Seats remaining vacant will be displayed on the DASA website:


  1. Hi
    Under eligibility, it is mentioned that “Must have completed class 12th or equivalent from outside India by May 2018”. Does it mean that an OCI card holder staying in India (with parents who are Indian citizens) is no longer eligible for DASA? Is this a new rule? Because I do have a colleague who too has a US born son, but himself in an Indian, and the boy got into NIT thru DASA.


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