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UCEED

Undergraduate Common Entrance Exam for Design

Admissions to the Bachelor of Design (B. Des.) programmes at IIT Bombay, IIT Guwahati and IIITDM Jabalpur are done through the Undergraduate Common Entrance Exam for Design (UCEED). Students who have passed Class XII (or equivalent) in 2018 or appearing in 2019 in ANY STREAM (Science, Commerce, or Arts & Humanities), are eligible to appear for UCEED 2019.

UCEED 2019 will be conducted by Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, under the guidance of the UCEED-CEED Implementation Committee 2019.

UCEED 2019 is open to all nationals (Indian/Foreign). Candidates seeking admission to the Bachelor Degree programme in Design (B. Des.) at Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IITB), Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati (IITG) and Indian Institute of Information Technology Design and Manufacturing Jabalpur (IIITDMJ) must appear in UCEED 2019.

Schedule of UCEED 2019
Date Time
Saturday, January 19, 2019 10:00AM to 13:00PM
Registration for UCEED 2019
  • Candidates should register for appearing in UCEED 2019. Application can be done ONLY online through the registration portal linked from www.uceed.iitb.ac.in.
  • Candidates should satisfy ALL THE THREE eligibility criteria [see 6. ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA FOR APPEARING IN UCEED 2019].
  • Registration will be cancelled if, at a later date, it is found that the candidate does not meet any of the three eligibility criteria.
  • Registration fee is NEITHER refundable NOR transferable.
  • It will entirely be the responsibility of the candidate to provide the correct information regarding the qualifying exam and category, and upload the correct documents in the required formats in the registration form. Registration forms, incomplete in any way, will be summarily rejected and the registration will be considered invalid. The admitting institutes have the right to cancel, at any stage, the admission of a candidate in accordance with the rules and regulations in force, if it is found that any information provided by the candidate is incorrect or the registration is incomplete.

Detailed instructions for the online registration are provided on the registration portal.

Online registration portal www.uceed.iitb.ac.in
Start Date 9th October, 2018
End Date (with regular fee) 9th November, 2018
End Date (with Rs.500 late fee) 16th November, 2018

Eligibility Criteria for Appearing in UCEED 2019

A candidate, including a foreign national, must ful_l each and every one of the following three criteria to appear in UCEED 2019.

Criterion 1 - Age limit:

The candidate should have been born on or after October 1, 1994 if belonging to the OPEN or OBC-NCL category and on or after October 1, 1989 if belonging to the SC, ST or PwD category.

Criterion 2 - 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.

Criterion 3 - Qualifying examination:

The candidate should have passed the qualifying examination (Class XII or equivalent) in 2018, OR appearing in 2019. Students from ALL STREAMS (Science, Commerce, and Arts & Humanities) are eligible.

Those who appeared for the first time in their qualifying examination in 2017 or earlier are NOT eligible


Qualifying Examination
  • The final examination of the 10+2 system, conducted by a Central or State Board recognized by the Association of Indian Universities (www.aiuweb.org).
  • Intermediate or two-year Pre-University examination conducted by a Board or University recognized by the Association of Indian Universities.
  • Final examination of the two-year course of the Joint Services Wing of the National Defence Academy.
  • Senior Secondary School Examination conducted by the National Institute of Open Schooling with a minimum of five subjects.
  • Any Public School, Board or University examination in India or in a foreign country recognized as equivalent to the 10+2 system by the Association of Indian Universities (AIU).
  • H.S.C. vocational examination.
  • A Diploma recognized by the All India Council for Technical Education (www.aicte-india.org) or a State Board of Technical Education of at least 3 years duration.
  • General Certificate Education (GCE) examination (London, Cambridge or Sri Lanka) at the Advanced (A) level.
  • High School Certificate Examination of the Cambridge University or International Baccalaureate Diploma of the International Baccalaureate Office, Geneva.
  • Candidates who have completed Class XII (or equivalent) examination outside India or from a Board not specified above should produce a certificate from the Association of Indian Universities to the effect that the examination they have passed is equivalent to the Class XII examination.
  • In case the Class XII examination is not a public examination, the candidate must have passed at least one public (Board or Pre-University) examination earlier.
Question Paper
There will be ONE question paper of 3 hours duration.
  • The question paper will be in English.
  • The question paper will be administered through a computer based test.
  • The question paper will carry a total of 300 marks.
  • The question paper will consist of 3 sections.
SECTION A: Numerical Answer Type (NAT) questions.

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. Each correct answer will be awarded 4 marks. There is NO NEGATIVE marks for this section. Questions not attempted will be given zero mark.


SECTION B: Multiple Select Questions (MSQ)

Each MSQ has ONE OR MORE correct answer(s) out of the four given choices. The candidate gets 4 marks only if ALL the correct hoices and NO wrong choices are selected. There is NO NEGATIVE or PARTIAL marks for this section. Questions not attempted will be given zero mark.


SECTION C: Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ)

Each MCQ has four choices out of which ONLY ONE is the correct answer. There is NEGATIVE marking for this section. Each correct answer will be awarded 3 marks and each wrong answer will be awarded -1 (minus one) mark. Questions not attempted will be given zero mark.

Syllabus

The exam will have questions from the following six 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.

UCEED Question Papers and Answer Keys

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