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DALHAM - Assessment and Rating Tool is the first comprehensive examination to enter the undergraduate world of Creative and Liberal education. D-ART not only focuses on the domain expertise of the student but also on the overall human development of an individual. D-ART is designed in a unique way to help students realise their natural strengths and innate abilities thereby helping them to recognise and understand their passion to set off on a path towards a promising career.

D-ART measures all competencies which have never been measured together through HUMAN FACTOR and KNOWLEDGE VALIDATION.

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Why should you take D-ART?

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D-ART can evaluate an individual on their capacity to find solutions to problems faced by the world today and not solely on the basis of their academic curriculum.

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It does not focus on a child’s ability to memorise answers, but offers weightage to their ability to think critically about the question.

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It focuses on exploring a child’s thought process and opinions on a range of subjects.

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It helps students explore their passions and priorities as an individual.

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It helps improve a child’s metacognition, their ability to “think about thinking”.

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Students will be motivated to demonstrate the extent of their natural knowledge.

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Each student will come away with a better understanding of themselves, realise their natural strengths and innate abilities.

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It teaches students to consider more than one side of every question.

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It is the first ever NON-STEM focussed selection test for undergraduate programmes.

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One exam allows a student an entry point to multiple colleges and multiple programs.

D-ART MEASURES

HUMAN FACTOR
KNOWLEDGE VALIDATION
Motivation
Pattern of Thoughts
Imagination & Visualisation
Observational Capacity
Emotional Responses
Logical Thinking
Domain Interests
Non-STEM Domain Literacy
Contextual Awareness
Communication Skills
Language & Expression
General Awareness

PATTERN AND STRUCTURE

The exam consists of 2 parts – Human Factor and Knowledge Validation

Part A

HUMAN FACTOR

SECTION 1:

Application Rating:

There will be a set of 10 questions that will help us in profiling the candidate as well as have a closer look at his/her academic background. This will evaluate the background of the candidate depending on the following parameters:

(1) Educational Background
(2) Extra-Curricular
(3) Positions of Responsibility
(4) Projects & Certifications
(5) Achievements
(6) Social Activities / Community Service
(7) Leadership Roles

SECTION 2:

Video SOP:

The video statement of purpose defines one’s motivation and career goals. It talks about life plans and- what a candidate hopes to accomplish by earning admission to the college of his/her choice. It is intended to differentiate one from rest of the candidates as they are able to define their long-term plans and how earning the undergraduate degree will impact their life. In D-ART, 3 topics will be displayed on the screen. The student has to choose one topic. He/she will be given 3 minutes to think and after that recording will automatically start and he/she has to speak for 3 minutes catering to the requirements as demanded in the topic.

SECTION 3:

Thematic Apperception Test:

The Thematic Apperception Test, or TAT, is a projective method intended to evaluate a person’s patterns of thought, attitudes, observational capacity, and emotional responses to ambiguous test materials. A slideshow of 5 images will appear on the computer screen one at a time. The candidate is required to come up with a creative story for each. It is must have:

• A title
• A beginning
• A body
• A focus area
• An ending

SECTION 4:

Social Skills Test:

Social Skills Test is a psychometric test to assess the typical behavior when presented with different situations and preferred way of going about things. A set of questions will be asked which the student is required to answer as per the instructions.

SECTIOn NUMBERS NAME MARKS
SECTION 1 Application Rating 100
SECTION 2 Video SOP 100
SECTION 3 Thematic Apperception Test 100
SECTION 4 Social Skills Test -
TOTAL 300

Part B

KNOWLEDGE VALIDATION

SECTION 1:

Comprehensive Section:

This section incorporates questions from areas we encounter in our day to day lives right from childhood. It aims to test the overall understanding of students especially in relation to the society and the culture they are part of. The questions proposed will cover the topics which a person experiences in the practical life. Through this, D-ART wants to comprehend the mind of the student; their mental grasp, of one or more subject.

Question Types: Multiple Choice questions | True-False | Assertion Reason

SECTION 2:

Elective based Section:

Students appears for an entrance exam in order to get admission to the college or university that they aspire to study in to grow and learn about the stream that interests them. When it comes to creative and liberal education, elective section of the D-ART Exam will enable the candidate to select the elective of their choice and explore various possibilities in colleges by performing well in this section. This section will enable a student to understand the stream as well as their preparedness for it. It will test the knowledge of the student on a particular elective chosen from elements of DALHAM (Design, Arts, Liberal Arts, Humanities, Architecture, and Media).

Question Types: Multiple Choice questions | True-False | Assertion Reason
Open ended questions (Only for design and architecture to test the drawing and visualization skills of the candidate).

Elective 1 - Design
Elective 2 - Arts: Fine Arts / Performing Arts
Elective 3 - Liberal Arts
Elective 4 - Humanities
Elective 5 - Architecture
Elective 6 - Media

SECTION 3:

Aptitude Section (Logical Reasoning/ Verbal Ability/ General Awareness):

This section will test the basic thinking ability of the student. It will focus on testing the student from a logical, verbal and general awareness perspective. Logic and Critical Thinking allows a person to analyse situations, words, and arguments and react

SECTIOn NUMBERS NAME NUMBER OF QUESTIONS MARKS DURATION
SECTION 1 Comprehensive Section 100 200 80 minutes
SECTION 2 Elective based Section 50 100 50 minutes
SECTION 3 Aptitude Section 50 100 50 minutes
TOTAL 200 400 3 hours

COMPONENTS OF EXAM

COMPREHENSIVE COMPONENTS
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Accounting

02

Economics

03

Enterpreneurship & Innovation

04

Geography

05

Psychology

06

Sports

07

Leadership

08

Theatre & Film

09

Contemporary Studies

10

Journalism

11

Creative Communications

12

History / Archaeology

13

Literature (B, A, I)

14

Metaphors & Narratives

15

TV & Media

16

Gender

17

Cultural Studies

18

Mythology

19

Performing Arts

20

social Enterprise

21

Design

22

Anthropology

23

Sociology

24

Philosophy

25

Religious Studies

26

Environmental Studies

27

Political Science

28

Visual Arts

ELECTIVE COMPONENTS
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