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UCEED 2018 Exam Pattern

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Undergraduate Common Entrance Examination for Design, commonly known as UCEED is an all-India level entrance examination required for admission to undergraduate courses in designing field offered by one of the most prestigious institutes in the country like IIT Bombay, IIT Guwahati and IIITDM Jabalpur. Industrial Design Centre (IDC), IIT Bombay, the conducting body of UCEED, is going to organise UCEED 2018 in 20 cities across the country. Interested candidates can apply for UCEED 2018 online, from October 19, 2017, by visiting the official website i.e.

UCEED 2018 Exam Pattern

Candidates who wish to get admission in B.Des. course by taking UCEED exam 2018 have ample time to prepare for it. Though the exam preparation should start 7-8 months before the exam, with right strategies you can still cover UCEED syllabus 2018 in 2-3 months. However, before making any exam preparation plan, you need to have proper knowledge of the exam pattern. So, here UCEED exam pattern 2018 for you:

  • All the questions in the question paper will be in English only
  • The total duration of the exam will be 3 hours
  • The UCEED 2018 will be computer-based test
  • Total marks of the question paper will be 300 marks
  • The paper will include 80 questions distributed among the 6 topics mentioned in the syllabus
  • The UCEED 2018 question paper will be divided into 3 sections

Section A: Numerical Answer Type (NAT) Questions

There is no negative marking for this section. Each correct answer will be awarded 4 marks. The questions in this section will not include any choices to choose from. A numeral needs to be entered in the space provided for the answer using the virtual keyboard.

Section B: Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)

There is no negative or partial marking in this section. A total of 4 marks will be awarded to candidates who select all the correct choices and no wrong choice is selected. This section will include questions that will have one or more than one correct choice among the four given options.

Section C: Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)

There is negative marking in this section. 3 marks will be awarded for all correct answers and 1 marks will be deducted for the wrong answers. In this section, the candidates will have to choose one correct option among the given four choices. However, there will be no negative marking for skipping the answer completely.

UCEED 2018 Paper Structure:

Mode of Examination: Online mode

Number of Questions: The test will have total 80 questions of maximum 300 marks.

Type of Questions: Type of questions in each section will vary from each other.

  • Section A will have 20 questions of Numerical Answer Type (NAT).
  • Section B contains total 20 Multiple Select Questions (MSQ).
  • Section C contains 40 Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ).

Number of Sections:  3 sections (A, B and C.)

Exam Duration: 3 hours

Marking Scheme: Each correct answer in Section A will carry 4 marks, Section B carries 4 marks for each right answer and for Section C, 3 marks will be given for each correct response.

Negative Marking: There is a negative marking of 1 mark in section C only.

UCEED 2018 Syllabus

UCEED 2018 syllabus consists of six topics ie; Visualization and spatial ability, Observation and design sensitivity, Environmental and social awareness, Analytical and logical reasoning, Language and Creativity, Design thinking and problem-solving. Candidates should refer the previous year’s question paper so that they will get an idea on the kind of questions asked for the examination. The exam will cover the following six topics:

Visualization and Spatial Ability

Knowledge of practical and everyday mechanical and scientific concepts, pictorial and diagrammatic questions to test, understanding of transformation and/or manipulation of 2D and 3D objects and their spatial relationships.

Analytical and Logical Reasoning

Ability to weigh opinions, arguments or solutions against appropriate criteria. Ability to look at information, be it quantitative or qualitative in nature, and discern patterns within the information. 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. Ability to check for hidden bias or hidden assumptions and whether evidence and argument support conclusions. Data Interpretation, brain teasers, and patterns.

Observation and Design Sensitivity

Ability to detect concealed properties in ordinary things, situations, people and events, and thinking critically about them. Ability to discern subtle differences in visual properties and aesthetic outcomes. Applying attention to certain analysis, details, reasoning, classifying, interfering and predicting.

Language and Creativity

Reading comprehension, knowledge of English grammar such as sentence structure and usage, the use of tenses, verb pattern, articles and active and passive constructions and vocabulary skills. Ability to use and understand Standard English. Ability to think creatively in terms of alternatives, ability to distinguish innovative options and think outside the box.

Environmental and Social Awareness

History of art, sculptures, and literature. Awareness of social and cultural connection with the design, history of the designed artefact, and socially responsible and environmentally sustainable design responses. General awareness of environmental factors such as population, water, climate, vegetation, pollution, natural resources, weather etc. and their implications on the design of product, images, environment, and infrastructure.

Design Thinking and Problem-Solving

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

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