UCEED 2020: Undergraduate Common Entrance Exam for Design
Admissions to the Bachelor of Design (B.Des.) programmes at IIT Bombay, IIT Guwahati, IIT Hyderabad and Indian Institute of Information Technology Design and Manufacturing, Jabalpur are done through the Undergraduate Common Entrance Exam for Design (UCEED).
Students who have passed Class XII (or equivalent) in 2019 or appearing in 2020 in ANY STREAM (Science, Commerce, or Arts & Humanities), are eligible to appear for UCEED 2020.
UCEED 2020 will be conducted by Indian Institute of Technology Bombay
UCEED qualified candidates will have to apply separately for B. Des admissions as per the prescribed procedure described in Part 2 of the Information Brochure.
Date of Exam: 18 January 2020
Time: 10 AM to 1 PM
Exam Centres: UCEED 2020 will be held in the following 24 cities in India and in 1 city outside India:
Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Bhopal, Bhubaneswar, Chandigarh, Chennai, Dehradun, Delhi, Ernakulum, Panaji, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Lucknow, Kolkata, Kozhikode, Mumbai,
Nagpur, Patna, Pune, Raipur, Thiruvananthapuram, Thrissur and Visakhapatnam. The international centre will be at Dubai.
Number of attempts:
A candidate can attempt UCEED for a maximum of two times and that too in consecutive years. Note that UCEED score is valid for one year, and only for admissions in the
corresponding academic year.
Online Application starts on 9 October 2019 and ends on 9 November 2019 (with out late fee) and on 16 November 2019 (with late fee of Rs 500).
Application can be done ONLY online through the registration portal linked from www.uceed.iitb.ac.in
Exam Fee: Rs 3000 for General, Rs 1500 for female candidates (all categories) and Rs 1000 for SC, ST, PwD candidates.For Dubai centre, application fee USD 200.
There will be ONE question paper of total 3 hours duration.
The question paper will be in English.
The question paper will carry a total of 300 marks.
The question paper will consist of two parts: Part A and Part B. Questions from both the parts are compulsory.
Details from both the parts are given below:
PART-A (Total marks: 240 marks; Maximum time: 2 hours 30 mins)
Part-A of the question paper will be administered through a computer based test.
Part-A of the question paper will consist of 3 sections.
Section 1: NAT (Numerical Answer Type):18 questions (4 marks each; no negative marks).
For these questions, the answer is a number that needs to be entered using a virtual keyboard in the computer screen. No choices will be shown for these questions.
Section 2: MSQ (Multiple Select Ques.): 18 questions (4 marks each; 0.19 negative marks).
Each MSQ has one or more correct answer(s) out of the four given choices.
Section 3: MCQ (Multiple Choice Ques.): 32 questions (3 marks each; 0.71 negative marks).
Each MCQ has four choices out of which only one is the correct answer.
PART-B (Total marks: 60 marks; Maximum time: 30 mins)
Part-B consists of one question that is aimed at testing drawing skills which will require subjective evaluation. The question in Part-B will be displayed on the computer screen and
the answer has to be written/drawn in the answer book provided by the invigilator only.
Part-B answer booklets will be collected at the end of the examination.
Part-B question is mandatory.
The entire paper (both Part-A and Part-B) must be finished within overall time duration of 3 hours.
UCEED 2020 will have two parts. Part-A will have questions from the following topics:
Visualization and spatial ability: Pictorial and diagrammatic questions to test, understanding of transformation and/or manipulation of 2D shapes and 3D objects and
their spatial relationships, knowledge of practical and everyday mechanical and scientific concepts.
Observation and design sensitivity: Ability to detect concealed properties in ordinary things, people, situations, and events, and thinking critically about them. Applying
attention to certain details, analysing, reasoning, classifying, inferring and predicting. Ability to discern subtle differences in visual properties and aesthetic outcomes.
Environmental and social awareness: General awareness of environmental factors such as climate, population, water, vegetation, pollution, weather, natural resources etc., and
their implications on the design of products, images, infrastructure and environment. Awareness of social and cultural connection with design, history of the designed artefact,
and socially responsible and environmentally sustainable design responses. History of art, sculpture and literature.
Analytical and logical reasoning: Ability to look at information, be it qualitative or quantitative in nature, and discern patterns within the information. Ability to weigh
opinions, arguments or solutions against appropriate criteria. Ability to check for hidden bias or hidden assumptions and whether evidence and argument support conclusions.
Ability to use logic and structured thinking to deduce from a short passage, which of a number of statements is the most accurate response to a posed question. Data
Interpretation, brainteasers, and patterns.
Language and creativity: Ability to understand and use Standard English. Reading comprehension, knowledge of English grammar. Ability to think creatively in terms of
alternatives, ability to distinguish innovative options and think out of the box.
Design thinking and problem solving: Ability to use visual analogies, metaphors, signs and symbols. Ability to understand complexity, identify problem, generate alternatives,
evaluate options and select solutions.
Part-B will have question from the following topic:
Drawing: Ability to draw products, people or scenes in proportion with good line quality, composition, proportion, perspective and shading.
Results will be declared on March 13, 2020.
Total Seats Available:
There are 144 seats available across 4 institutes.