Undergraduate Common Entrance Examination for Design.

UCEED Entrance Exam

Undergraduate Common Entrance Examination for Design (UCEED) is an entrance exam for the admission in Bachelor of Design.

Admissions for the B.Des programme in institutes like IIT Bombay, IIT Guwahati, IITDM Jabalpur are done through UCEED (Undergraduate common entrance exam for design) exam. Students who have passed 12th/appearing for 12th are eligible to sit for the UCEED exam.

  • A student can appear for a maximum of two years consecutively.
  • Students from all streams(science, arts, and commerce) are eligible to appear for the exam.
  • Students worldwide can appear for the UCEED exam.
  • Selected students will then have to apply separately for the colleges in which they seek admissions into.

Note: Admissions will be based on their merit and category they belong to. UCEED score is valid for one year i.e admission into that respective year only.

B.Des programmes offered

There are only three programmes offered by IITs for B.Des:

  1. IDC(Industrial Design Centre), IIT Bombay - IDC is known for its well established M.Des programmes like industrial design, animation design, visual communication, Interaction design & mobility and vehicle design. In 2015, IIT Bombay started their four-year in eight semesters(B.Des) and five years in ten semesters dual degree course(B.Des+M.Des).The total number of seats for both these programmes is 30. Students after joining the B.Des programme cannot change their respective branch.
  2. DoD(Department of Design), IIT Guwahati - DoD is one of the thirteen departments present in IIT Guwahati. DoD was started with a vision to gather brightest students who are passionate about innovation and are willing to grow and learn with the best technology available.

    The programme focusses on innovation and creative use of technology to create effective, usable, enjoyable experiences with technology through research in engineering, design, behavioral and social sciences, most importantly to understand the impact of technology on individuals, groups, and organizations.

  3. Design Discipline, IITDM Jabalpur - Here, a holistic and all-inclusive philosophy is applied to train human resources in the paradigm of Modern Design at Bachelors, Masters, and Doctoral level, so as to make them adept designers.The modern-age facilities of Rapid Prototyping, 3D scanning, Ultrasonic Plastic Welding, Water-Jet cutting, CNC (Lathe and Milling), Injection Moulding, Vacuum Forming, Laser Cutting, Universal Wood Working, etc. with support staff skilled in wood, metal, polymer, FRPs and composite fabrication provides an incredible hands-on training for the students.

UCEED Question Paper Pattern

The question paper will consist of three sections:

  1. Section A:-NAT(Numerical Type Questions):

    For these questions, the answer will be a number which will be entered using the virtual keypad. No options will be provided here.Each correct answer will fetch you 4 marks and there is no negative marking for this section. Questions not attempted will be given zero marks.

  2. Section B:-Multiple Select Questions(MSQ):

    For these questions, four options will be given out of which one or more than one will be the correct answer.4 marks will be awarded for selecting all the right options.NO NEGATIVE/PARTIAL marking is there.Questions not attempted will be marked zero.

  3. Section C:-Multiple Choice Questions(MCQ):

    Each question will have four options under it out of which one will be the correct answer.For each correct answer, 3 marks will be awarded.There is negative marking for this section i.e 1 mark will be deducted for every wrong answer. Questions not attempted will be marked zero.

Syllabus for UCEED Exam

The exam will have questions from the following six topics:

  1. Visualization and spatial ability.
  2. Observation and design sensitivity.
  3. Environmental and social awareness.
  4. Analytical and logical reasoning.
  5. Language and creativity.
  6. Design thinking and problem solving.

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