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UCEED 2021 is scheduled to be held on January 17, 2021. Candidates will have to fill the online application form completely to sit for the exam. UCEED 2021 will be conducted in online mode only. UCEED 2021 Admit Card will be issued on January 1, 2021, Candidates will have to visit the official website to download hall ticket. Check UCEED 2021 Admit Card 

UCEED 2021 Exam Pattern aims at checking the analytical and numerical ability of a candidate, apart from drawing skills. Therefore candidates must be aware of the types of questions being asked, marked carried by different sections, etc. Go through the article below to get complete details

  • It is an objective type exam.
  • There will be ONE question paper of a total 3 hours duration. 
  • Question paper will be in English.
  • Question from both parts are compulsory. 
  • Question paper will carry a total of 300 marks. 
  • Question paper will consist of two parts: Part A and Part B. 
  • Part A consists of 3 sections.
  • Part B only has one question that is aimed to test drawing skills. 

UCEED Exam Pattern

UCEED 2021 Exam Pattern

The details regarding UCEED 2021 Exam Pattern have been tabulated below:

Mode Online
Number of sections 3: Numerical Ability, Multiple Select Type and Multiple-Choice Type
Exam duration 3 hours
Marking Scheme Section A and Section B: +4 marks Section C: +3 marks

UCEED 2021 Marking scheme

UCEED 2020 is conducted for total duration of 3 hours for 300 marks questions, which are well distributed in three parts. Section A comprises questions related to numerical ability. Section B comprises of one question only that is aimed at testing drawing skills which will require subjective evaluation

Part A 

Total marks: 240 marks; Maximum time: 2 hours 30 minutes 

  • Part A of the question paper will be administered through a computer-based test. 
  • Part A of the question paper will consist of 3 sections. 

Section 1 

  •  18 NAT (Numerical Answer Type) Questions
  • Questions will be worth 4 marks each
  • There is no negative marking 
  • 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. 
  • Questions that are not attempted will be given zero marks.

Section 2

  • 18 MSQ (Multiple Select Questions)
  • Questions will be worth 4 marks each 
  • 0.19 negative marking for each question
  • Each MSQ has one or more correct answer(s) out of the four given choices. 

Section 3 

  • 32 MCQ (Multiple Choice Questions) 
  • Questions will be worth 3 marks each 
  • 0.71 negative marking for each question 
  • Each MCQ has four choices out of which only one is the correct answer 
Exam Pattern UCEED

Part B 

Total Marks: 60 marks; Maximum time: 30 minute mark 

  • Part B consists of one question that is aimed at testing drawing skills which will require subjective evaluation. 
  • Question in Part B will be displayed on the computer screen and the answer has to be written / drawn in the answer book provided by the invigilator only. 
  • Part B answer booklets will be collected at the end of the examination. 
  • Part B question is mandatory. 

The entire paper (both Part A and Part B) must be finished within overall time duration of 3 hours. 

Section  Number of Questions  Question Numbers  Marks if Correct  Marks if Wrong  Marks if not Attempted  Total Marks
Part A (240 marks, 2 hours 30 minutes) 
NAT  18  1-18 4 0 0 72
MSQ  18 19-36 4 -0.19 0 72
MCQ  32 37-68 3 -0.71  0 96
Part B (60 marks, 30 mins)
1 1 60 0 0 60
Total (Part A and Part B combined): 300 MARKS

UCEED Syllabus

UCEED 2021 Syllabus

UCEED Part A syllabus 

  • Visualization and spatial ability
  • Observation and design sensitivity
  • Environmental and social awareness
  • Analytical and logical reasoning
  • Language and creativity
  • Design thinking and problem solving

Visualization and spatial ability

  • Focuses on diagrammatic representation of data.
  • It highlights the aspect of interpretation of large volume of data in pictorial form.
  • This helps representing complex data in a simple format.

Observation and design sensitivity

  • It enhances the ability to extract hidden data.
  • Analysis and logical reasoning plays an important role in defining both people and situation critically.
  • This also helps improvise the difference between tangible and intangible objects.

Environmental and social awareness

  • It is about the general awareness about the natural resources, temperature and climate.
  • Resources like; water, minerals, vegetation all combine to create the natural resource which needs to be utilized optimally.
  • This requires good amount of designing and planning.
  • The subject also revolves around designing artifacts.

Analytical and logical reasoning

  • This gives one insight how analyzing both quantitative and qualitative data can be done through analytics and understanding.
  • Every situation, solution and concept can be weighed through analytics.
  • It also gives a clear understanding that there is no place for bias opinion and assumptions.
  •  All are based on data and one need to logically understand and interpret data.
  • So, this area covers questions for data interpretation and brainteaser options.

Language and creativity

  • This is a wide array where candidates can show their creativity along with a proper display of their grasp over English language.
  • Knowledge in terms of grammar, tenses, verbs, vocabularies and thought process will be gauged.
  • Creativity and innovations plays a big role here.

Design thinking and problem solving

  • This area will judge if students can identify and analyze complex data.
  • Candidate need to identify problem and generate a solution that will best fit to the situation.
  • Generating solution will also involve reviewing the options available.

UCEED Part B Syllabus

​Drawing 

  • Ability to draw products, people or scenes in proportion with good line quality, composition, proportion, perspective and shading. 

UCEED entrance exam will be held on January 17, 2021. In case of any change in date it will be informed prior through website update. Candidates need to check the website on a regular basis to stay updated.

Check UCEED Syllabus in details


UCEED Books

UCEED 2021 Recommended Books

Subject Book Name Author ISBN
Visualization and spatial ability Creative Visualization: Using Imagery and Imagination for Self-Transformation Ronald Shone 892817070
Visualization and spatial ability Spatial Reasoning in the Early Years: Principles, Assertions, and Speculations Brent Davis 1138792047
Observation and design sensitivity UCEED (B.DES) ENTRANCE BOOKS AND TEST SERIES Afaindia B01M9IH2EU
Environmental and social awareness CCE Awareness Environmental Studies Introductory Abha Sahgal 8121921791
Environmental and social awareness Ecological Intelligence: Knowing the Hidden Impacts of What We Buy Daniel Goleman B002RI90QS
Analytical and logical reasoning Analytical & Logical Reasoning For CAT & Other Management Entrance Tests Peeyush Bhardwaj 9352038541
Analytical and logical reasoning Logical and Analytical Reasoning A.k Gupta 8178120380
Language and creativity Mind Reader Lior Suchard 62298089
Language and creativity Language and Creativity: The Art of Common Talk Ronald Carter 415234492
Design thinking and problem solving Change by design Tim Brown 62337386
Design thinking and problem solving Complete Design Thinking Guide for Successful Professionals Daniel Ling B01BT3HT2I

Exam Day Instructions

Exam Day Instructions

  • UCEED 2021 Exam Pattern follows OMR sheet of capturing answers.
  • So, candidates must carry dark HB pencils for their answers to get recognized easily by computer.
  • Details like name, roll number need to be filled carefully.
  •  All the instructions mentioned on OMR sheet needs to be read carefully in order to avoid any possible mistakes.
  • Read the questions carefully and with full concentration since there might be time constrain if one wastes too much time on one question.
  • All three sections need to be attempted with equal zeal hence time distribution is very important to allot equal time to all three sections.
  • Any questions which remains unattempted will be null and void so the score will improve with more questions attempted.
  • Since the last section also carries negative marking so it will be advisable to invest more time on this section and try to do less mistake on this section.
  • Rest all will depend on your preparation and zeal to crack UCEED 2021 for a better future.

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Ques. What is the exam pattern of UCEED 2021? 

Ans. The exam pattern of UCEED 2021 has changed for the upcoming exam. 

  • It is an objective type exam.
  • There will be ONE question paper of total 3 hours duration. 
  • Question paper will be in English.
  • Question from both parts are compulsory. 
  • Question paper will carry a total of 300 marks. 
  • Question paper will consist of two parts: Part A and Part B. 
  • Part A consists of 3 sections.
  • Part B only has one question that is aimed to test drawing skills.

Ques. Who will conduct UCEED 2021? 

Ans. Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay (IIT) will conduct the Undergraduate Common Entrance Exam for Design (UCEED) 2021. 

Ques. What is the eligibility criteria to apply for UCEED 2021? 

Ans. Candidates must have passed the qualifying examination (class 12th) or its equivalent in 2020 or appearing in 2021. Candidates from all the streams (Science, Commerce and Arts & Humanities) are eligible to apply for UCEED 2021. 

Ques. What are the topics covered in Part A of UCEED 2021? 

Ans. The syllabus for UCEED Part A 2020 is – Visualization and Spatial Ability, Observation and Design Sensitivity, Environmental and Social Awareness, Analytical and Logical Reasoning, Language and Creativity, Design Thinking and Problem Solving. Check UCEED Syllabus

Ques. What are the topics covered in Part B of UCEED 2021? 

Ans. Part B consists of one question that is aimed at testing drawing skills which will require subjective evaluation. 

  • Drawing (Ability to draw products, people or scenes in proportion with good line quality, composition, proportion, perspective and shading).

Ques. What is the Cutoff for UCEED 2021? 

Ans. The Cutoff is released by IIT Bombay in the Rank List. Candidates have to obtain a minimum of 100 marks (General Category) to qualify UCEED 2020. The cutoff releases category wise. The minimum qualifying marks can also vary as per the availability of seats. 

Ques. What institutes accept the score of UCEED 2021? 

Ans. The score of UCEED 2021 is accepted by four main institutes: 

  • IIT Bombay
  • IIT Guwahati
  • IIT Hyderabad
  • IITDM Jabalpur

Other well known institutes also accept UCEED 2021 score for admission. These colleges do not participate in the Joint Counselling held by the only participating institutes. Candidates have to apply for admission / counselling separately to each of them. Check UCEED Participating Institutes

Ques. What is the mode of UCEED 2021?

Ans. The mode of UCEED 2021 is online. It is a Computer Based Test (CBT).  

*The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College.

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