UCEED or the Undergraduate Common Entrance Examination for Design is an annually conducted entrance examination for admission to various Bachelor of Design programs in IIT (Indian Institute of Technology) colleges across the country. Currently, there are total 105 seats open for admission at the following IITs –
- Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay (30 seats)
- Indian Institute of Information Technology, Design and Manufacturing, Jabalpur (30 seats)
- Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati (45 seats)
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• Pictorial Drawing
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Students can prepare themselves to appear in exams like UCEED, JEE Paper 2, NATA, GAT and CAT, with thorough guidance from our panel of esteemed test instructors.
Admission and entrance
First and foremost, aspiring candidates should ensure that they fit the eligibility criteria of UCEED, before appearing for the entrance exam.
The eligibility criteria for UCEED 2019 are as follows:
Candidate must have passed 10+2 or equivalent examination in 2017 or in the following years.
Candidates who appeared their Class XII examination in 2016 or earlier are not eligible to appear for UCEED 2019 exam.
Qualifying Marks: Candidate must have obtained a minimum of 50% marks in mathematics, physics, and chemistry taken together. Additionally, the candidate needs to score minimum 50% marks in aggregate in 10+2.
The age limit for UCEED is not the same for all candidates.
According to their birth certificate, General/OBC-NCL category candidates must be born either on or after October 1998.
On the other hand, SC/ST/PWD category candidates born on or after October, 1993 will be considered eligible.
Candidates who are from the science stream and have studied subjects such as physics, chemistry and Mathematics are eligible to apply for admission at IIT Bombay, IIT Guwahati and IIITDM Jabalpur. Candidates from any other stream science without math’s or physics or chemistry, commerce and arts and humanities can apply for admission at only IIT Bombay and IIITDM Jabalpur.
Candidates can only give two attempts at the UCEED exam. Additionally, they have to ensure that both attempts take place in two consecutive years. Only candidates who have scored a rank in the exam are eligible for admission to B. Des programs. Their score is valid for one year and is applicable for admission only in the corresponding academic year.
Breakdown of UCEED exam paper:
Candidates are given three hours duration for the test and are evaluated out of 300 marks. The UCEED 2019 test paper is set to be comprised 85 questions, however the number of questions might change every year. It is a computer based test divided into three sections. The medium of instruction is English.
Section A: Numerical Answer Type (NAT) questions
The answer for each question in this section would be a number that candidates need to enter using a virtual keyboard that would be present on the computer screen. These are not multiple choice questions, and aspirants can only provide one answer for each question. There is no negative marking in this section and for every correct answer candidates are awarded four marks.
Section B: Multiple Select Questions (MSQ)
For each question in this section, candidates will be given four choices out of which they have to choose the correct response. Candidates are awarded four marks for each correct answer. There can be multiple correct answers in one question and in that case, candidates will get marks only if they select all the correct answers. There is no partial or negative marking.
Section C: Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ)
In this section, candidates will be given four choices for each question. Out of these, they have to select only one as the correct answer. Three marks is allotted to each correct response, and for every wrong answer, one mark will be deducted. Questions left unanswered will be given zero marks.
UCEED Syllabus 2019
IIT Bombay has shared broad guidelines regarding the syllabus for UCEED 2019 with questions based on the following six topics:
- Visualisation and spatial ability
- Observation and design sensitivity
- Environmental and social awareness
- Analytical and logical reasoning
- Language and creativity
- Design thinking and problem solving