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IITB UCEED 2022 Syllabus : Undergraduate Common Entrance Examination for Design

Organisation : Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay
Exam Name : UCEED 2022 Undergraduate Common Entrance Examination for Design
Announcement : UCEED 2022 Syllabus
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What is UCEED?

Admissions to the Bachelor of Design (BDes) programmes at IIT Bombay,IIT Delhi,IIT Guwahati, IIT Hyderabad,and IIITDM Jabalpur are done through the Undergraduate Common Entrance Examfor Design (UCEED). UCEED ScoreCard is recognized by many institutes for admission to BDes programs. The list ofresult sharing institutesusingUCEED score for admissions to BDes program is available on the official UCEED website.

UCEED Syllabus

UCEED 2022 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 to think out- of-the-box.

Design thinking and problem solving: Ability to use visual analogies, metaphors, signs and symbols. Ability to understand complexity, identify problems, generate alternatives, evaluate options and select solutions.

Part-B will have ONE question from the following topic:
Drawing: Ability to draw products, people or scenes in proportion with good line quality, composition, proportion, perspective and shading.

The topics given above are exhaustive and indicative of the nature of questions. However, UCEED 2022 may not cover all the topics.

Question Paper Structure For UCEED 2022

** There will be ONE question paper of total THREE 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. It is compulsory to attempt questions from both the parts.


** Part-A of the examination is a computer-based test; there is NO scope for review, re-grading or re-totalling of the Part-A marks of the examination paper.
** Part-B contains only one question which is going to be manually evaluated by expert examiners.
** Part-B of UCEED is a subjective question and there is no model solution for it. It will be evaluated holistically on a set of criteria given in the question.
** There is NO provision for RE-EVALUATION or RE-TOTALLING in UCEED.
** Request for re-evaluation/re-totalling will NOT be entertained under any circumstances.No correspondence in this regard shall be entertained.
** Part-B paper of those candidates who do not get shortlisted, shall not be evaluated.
** All shortlisted candidates will get a rank.
** The evaluated answer booklets of Part-B will not be shared with the candidates.
** Answer booklets of Part -B will be preserved ONLY for a period of three months from the date of declaration of UCEED results

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