Unlimited Access to Online Course Modules at a Click
Learn More

UPCET (UPSEE) B.Des Syllabus : Check Important Topics, Best Books

Samiksha Rautela
Samiksha RautelaUpdated On: March 03, 2022 04:15 pm IST | UPSEE

The UPCET (UPSEE) B.Des exam 2022 is likely to be held in May 2022. Check out the fresh exam schedule, best books and detailed syllabus of B.Des UPCET here.

UPCET (UPSEE) B.Des Syllabus : Check Important Topics, Best Books

The UPCET (UPSEE) or Uttar Pradesh State Entrance Exam is a state-level entrance examination held for admission to the colleges affiliated to AKTU, which is commonly known as Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Technical University. UPCET, which was earlier known as UPSEE is organised every year to provide admission to various professional programmes like B.Des, B.Tech, B.Arch, B.Pharm, etc. AKTU has released an official notification regarding the syllabus of the UPCET (UPSEE) B.Des Exam. The UPCET (UPSEE) B.Des exam 2022 exam is expected to be held in May 2022. The exam schedule is yet to be released.

The B.Des UPCET syllabus comprises five sections and all the questions are objective-type. After applying for the UPCET B.Des 2022, candidates are required to pick up the apt books and practice consistently by solving numerous sample papers and previous year’s questions of UPCET (UPSEE) 2022. CollegeDekho brings together all the essential information regarding the UPCET B.Des syllabus that a candidate should be aware of before sitting for the exam preparation.

UPCET (UPSEE) B.Des 2022 Highlights

Captured below are the significant features of the UPCET (UPSEE) B.Des exam. Candidates appearing for the B.Des UPCET must note down the information given below.

Name of the Exam

Uttar Pradesh Combined Entrance Test

Acronym of the Exam


Earlier Known as

UPSEE (Uttar Pradesh State Entrance Exam)

Conducting Body

National Testing Agency

Mode of Registration

Online Mode

Mode of UPSEE B.Des

 Computer-based Test

UPCET (UPSEE) B.Des 2022 Important Dates

The official dates and the upcoming exam schedule for the UPCET B.Des exam have not been released yet. Aspirants can find the tentative dates for B.Des UPCET 2022 here.


Important Dates (Tentative)

Application Process Begins

April 2022

Application Process Ends

April 2022

Application Form Correction

May 2022

Release of Admit Cards

May 2022

Exam Date

May 2022

Result Declaration

June 2022

Counselling Begins

June/ July 2022

UPCET (UPSEE) B.Des Exam Pattern 2022

The exam pattern of UPCET B.Des 2022 has been captured below:

Exam Mode


Exam Duration

2 Hours

Type of Questions


Total Number of Questions

100 Questions

Total Marks

400 Marks

Total Sections

5 Sections

Questions per Section

20 Questions

Marks per Section

80 Marks

Marks per Correct Answer


Negative Marking

No Negative Marking

Also Read: Best Design Colleges Apart from NID & NIFT

UPCET (UPSEE) B.Des Important Topics 2022

Part A of the UPCET B.Des exam will be conducted in an objective type mode. Part B is designed to evaluate the students as per their design aptitude. The exam comprises vivid subjects. Displayed below in a tabulated form is the syllabus of UPCET B.Des that candidates preparing for the examination need to cover.


Important Topics

Section A- Numerical Ability and Analytical Aptitude

  • Fraction
  • Percentages
  • Square roots
  • Profit & Loss
  • Interest calculations 
  • Arithmetical Questions up to 10th Standard

Section B- Reasoning and Logical Deduction

  • Designs & Identification
  • Completion of Numerical Series
  • Syllogisms
  • Series based on the Numerical Pattern 

Section C- General Knowledge and Current Affairs

  • Historical Events
  • Countries & Currencies
  • Sports & Games
  • Current Affairs

Section D- English Language

  • Word Meanings 
  • Meaning of Phrases &Idioms
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Antonyms & Synonyms

Section E- Design

  • Pictorial and Diagrammatic Questions
  • Understanding of Shapes & Objects

Detailed UPCET (UPSEE) B.Des 2022 Syllabus

The detailed topic-wise UPCET B.Des syllabus is chalked out below. An aspirant must make a preparation plan and must cover all the topics before appearing for the B.Des UPCET final exam.

For Numerical Ability and Analytical Aptitude 

Provided below are the topics that are a part of the Numerical Ability and Analytical Aptitude section of UPCET B.Des 2022:

  1. The numerical calculation
  2. Simple algebra
  3. Geometry
  4. Trigonometry
  5. Arithmetical questions up to class 10th
  6. Questions related to the common use of science (Physics & Chemistry)
  7. Profit & Loss and Interest calculations
  8. Calculation of fraction, percentages, square roots etc.
  9. Data/ Table analysis, Graph & Bar Diagram and Pie Chart analysis
  10. Health & Nutrition 

For Reasoning and Logical Deduction

Questions in the section B or Reasoning and Logical Deduction may arise from the topics provided below:

  1. Unfamiliar Relationships
  2. Finding patterns Trends
  3. Selection of Related Letters / Words / Numbers / Figures
  4. Assessment of figures & diagrams.
  5. Geometrical Designs & Identification
  6. Identification of odd thing/ item out from a group
  7. Fill in the blanks of the series based on the numerical pattern and logic of the series
  8. Completion of numerical series based on the pattern /logic
  9. Syllogisms (logic-based questions)
  10. Identification of logic & selection of correct answers based on the logic 

For General Knowledge and Current Affairs

Questions in the Section C of the UPCET 2022 B.Des exam are designed to test the knowledge of current affairs and other issues related to trade, industry, economy, sports, culture and science etc. Here are some of the crucial areas that require focus:

  1. Current affairs / Recent Events (Political, Social, Cultural & Economics)
  2. Historical events
  3. Latest Who's Who?
  4. Current affairs relating to Business & Trade
  5. Geography including Tourist Places/Spots
  6. Countries and their Currencies
  7. Sports and Games

For English Language

The topics that a candidate must ace to get a good score in this section are as follows:

  1. Grammar
  2. Vocabulary and uncommon words
  3. Word Meanings
  4. Complete / Improvement of the sentences with the correct usage of Pronouns, Verbs, Adverbs & Adjectives
  5. Antonyms & Synonyms
  6. Meaning of Phrases and Idioms
  7. Fill in the blanks
  8. Reading comprehensions

For Design Aptitude

Aspirants need to be ultra creative and unique to catch the eye of the examiner for the Design Aptitude section. Mentioned below are the areas where an individual needs to focus to ace the section.

  1. Pictorial and diagrammatic questions to measure the understanding of transformation and/ or manipulation of 2D shapes and 3D objects and their spatial relationships.
  2. Knowledge of practical, everyday mechanical and scientific concepts.
  3. Applying attention to certain details, analysing, reasoning, classifying, inferring and predicting.
  4. Ability to detect concealed properties in ordinary things, people, situations, and events, and thinking critically about them. 
  5. Ability to discern subtle differences in visual properties and aesthetic outcomes. 

UPCET (UPSEE) B.Des Best Books 2022

To prepare for UPCET B.Des, candidates must pick up the best and latest books for the entrance exam. Enlisted below are books that an aspirant must opt for UPSEE B.Des preparation.

Class XI and XII UP Board Mathematics Textbook

Non-Verbal Reasoning by R.S. Agarwal

15 Years Solved Papers UPTU UPSEE by Arihant Expert

General Knowledge by Arihant

How To Prepare for Logical Reasoning by Arun Sharma

Popular Master Guide NIFT by R. Gupta

30 Days To More Powerful Vocabulary by Norman Lewis

Data Interpretation and Data Sufficiency by Arihant

Objective General Knowledge by Lucent

Word Power Made Easy by Norman Lewis

Also Read: Top 10 Entrance Exams for Design Courses in India

All About UPCET (UPSEE) B.Des 2022

Here are all the important information about the UPCET 2022 B.Des exam:

Eligibility Criteria for UPCET B.Des

Admit Card for UPCET B.Des

Result of UPCET B.Des

Seat Allotment Process of UPCET B.Des

Sample Papers for UPCET B.Des

Coaching Institutes for UPCET B.Des

Participating Colleges of UPCET B.Des

Counselling Process of UPCET B.Des

For qualifying in the UPCET B.Des exam, a candidate must be well prepared and well practised. A candidate with a creative bend of mind, logical thinking and the out of the box approach has high chances of scoring well in the B.Des UPCET exam. In case of any queries, write to us in the QnA zone.

CollegeDekho wishes you All the Best!

Related Articles

Top B.Des Specialisations in 2022

Features to be Considered Before Choosing a Design School

Top Design Colleges in North India

Top Design Colleges in South India

Top Design Colleges in East India

Top Design Colleges in West India


Be the First to Know

Get Access to Latest Updates

View All Questions

Related Questions

Can I apply for LPU NEST 2020 phase 2 entrance exam as I am still pursuing 12th grade not yet to complete it in next couple of months?

-Keerthi AnandUpdated on June 22, 2022 11:58 AM
  • 20 Answers
Admin, Student / Alumni

Dear Student,

Yes. You can register for the LPU National Entrance and Scholarship Test (LPU NEST) while you are still pursuing class 12th.

However, to be considered for admission to various courses offered by Lovely Professional University (LPU), you will have to satisfy the minimum eligibility criteria set by the course of your choice once you have completed Class 12th. Here is the detailed eligibility criteria for the LPUNEST exam.

You will also be required to furnish all of the required documents before specific dates.

Please feel free to write back to us if you have any other …


Is CFTI admission 2020 open?

-Cv singhUpdated on June 14, 2022 08:21 AM
  • 2 Answers
Anjani Chaand, CollegeDekho Expert

Dear student,

Usually, the admission process for CFTI Agra commences in the month of June/July every year and the academic session begins in September. However, because of the COVID-19 pandemic, there is no clarity on the admissions this year yet. The institute has not yet released the application and admission schedule yet. Please stay tuned to CollegeDekho to get an update when the institute is open for admissions.

You can also explore some other footwear design colleges in India here. If you're seeking admission for footwear design courses in India to become a Footwear Designer, you can also fill …


Which subject should I have in class 12th for admission in BA Interior Design?

-Anushka kaushikUpdated on June 09, 2022 12:53 PM
  • 2 Answers
Samiksha Rautela, Student / Alumni

Dear Student,

Candidates can select any stream or subject of choice in class 12th to apply for admission in the BA Interior Design programme. Most of the institutes have set a minimum aggregate score for BA Interior Design that is generally around 45% to 55%. It varies from institute to institute. Provided below are the names of the popular colleges that provide admission to the BA Interior Design programme:

College Name

Course Fees (Annual)

ARCH College of Design & Business, Jaipur

INR 3,95,000

ROOTS Collegium, Hyderabad

INR 1,67,000

Grace College, Rajkot

INR 51,000

Vishwaniketan Institute of Design (VID), …


Do you have a question? Ask us.

  • Typical response between 24-48 hours

  • Get personalized response

  • Free of Cost

  • Access to community

Subscribe to CollegeDekho News

By proceeding ahead you expressly agree to the CollegeDekho terms of use and privacy policy
Apply Now

Top 10 Design Colleges in India

View All

Never miss an exam update !!