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UPCET MDes Syllabus: Check Complete List, Exam Pattern

Subhashri Roy
Subhashri RoyUpdated On: July 29, 2022 10:15 pm IST | UPSEE

UPCET 2022, formerly UPSEE, is a test for admission to colleges affiliated with Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam Technical University. Scroll down to find the UPCET MDes syllabus to help you prepare for the exam.

UPCET MDes Syllabus

Appearing for UPCET MDes 2022? The Uttar Pradesh Common Entrance Test (UPCET) was initially held as UPSEE (Uttar Pradesh State Entrance Examination) for admission to several courses of UG and PG level. The MDes syllabus of UPCET is entirely based on the syllabus of CEED 2022. Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Technical University, Uttar Pradesh (formerly Uttar Pradesh Technical University, Lucknow) will conduct UPCET 2022 for the admission process of colleges affiliated to APJAKTU. UPCET 2022 will be conducted by the Central Admission Board (CAB) under the chairmanship of the Vice-Chancellor of Dr A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Technical University Uttar Pradesh, Lucknow. Along with MDes, UPCET is held also for MTech, MPharm, MArch and MURP admissions.

Candidates with a valid CEED score will be admitted on a preferential basis. However, those who did not appear for CEED 2022, must take UPCET 2022. UPCET will be conducted in offline mode in OMR pattern at various centres across India. CollegeDekho will run you through the syllabus of UPCET MDes 2022, knowledge of which plays a crucial role in effective preparation for the same.

Also Read:UPSEE Renamed as UPCET by NTA; Important Dates Released

UPCET MDes 2022 Important Dates

UPCET 2022 official notification and important dates will be announced soon. They will be updated below as soon as they are released.



Application Process for UPCET 2022 Starts on

19th May 2022

Application Process for UPCET 2022 Ends on

18th July 2022
Last Date to Pay UPCET 2022 Application Fee18th July 2022

Correction of Application form

20th to 22nd July 2022

Availability of UPCET 2022 Admit Cards

To be Announced

Date of UPCET 2022 exam

To be Announced

UPCET 2022 Result Declaration Date

To be Announced

Counselling Begins in

To be Announced

UPCET MDes 2022 Exam Pattern

The detailed UPCET MDes 2022 exam pattern can be checked below -



Mode of UPCET MDes 2022

Online & Offline (Computer-Based and Pen-Paper Based)

UPCET MDes 2022 Language


UPCET MDes 2022 Sections

Part A & Part B

Duration of UPCET MDes 2022

Three Hours (3 Hours)

Duration of UPCET MDes Part A 2022

1 Hour

Duration of UPCET MDes Part B 2022

2 Hours

Negative Marking

Negative marking is applicable for only Part A of UPCET MDes

UPCET MDes Exam Pattern for Part A

  • Part A will be conducted in a computer-based format
  • The total duration of Part A will be for one hour
  • Part A has multiple type questions (MCQs), which are divided into three sections
  • 2 marks will be given for every correct response
  • There is negative marking of 0.6 marks in UPCET Part A's first and third section. However, there is no negative marking in the second section

Also Read: All About Common Entrance Examination for Design (CEED)

UPCET MDes Exam Pattern for Part B

  • Part B section will be held in a pen-paper based format
  • The total duration of Part B will be two hours
  • Candidate’s overall skills in designing will be looked at in this particular section
  • Answer books will be provided to the candidates at the exam hall, wherein they have to write their answers and give the test booklet back to the examiner

UPCET MDes 2022 Syllabus

Have you already started preparing for UPCET 2022? If yes, keeping the syllabus of UPCET MDes in mind while making a preparation plan always bodes well. For candidates who have not yet started their preparation, make a strategy only according to the syllabus given below: UPCET 2022 will comprise two parts.

UPCET Part A will have questions based on the following topics:

Visualization and Spatial Ability

This section will include pictorial and diagrammatic questions which shall evaluate:

  • The candidate’s understanding the spatial relationships of 2D and 3D objects and shapes
  • The candidate’s understanding of the transformation and/or manipulation of the 2D and 3D shapes and objects

Analytical and Logical Reasoning

This section of questions will be based on:

  • The ability of candidates to analyse given information logically and select the nearest solutions
  • The candidate’s ability to weigh opinions, arguments or solutions against appropriate criteria
  • The ability of the candidate to use logic and structured thinking to deduce the correct answer from a short passage from a number of statements will also be evaluated

Environmental and Social Awareness:

This will include questions based on:

  • General awareness of environmental factors like population, climate, vegetation, pollution, weather, water, natural resources, and so on
  • Their implications on the design of images, products, infrastructure, and environment
  • Awareness of design terminologies
  • Cultural and social connection with the history of the designed artifact, design, environmentally sustainable and socially responsible design ideas
  • History of sculpture, art, and literature

Language and Creativity

Here, the ability of the candidate to do the following will be looked at:

  • Comprehending passages in commonly used English language
  • Ability to think creatively in terms of alternatives
  • Ability to differentiate between innovative options of design and thinking out of the box

Observation and Design Sensitivity

Questions under this section will be based on :

  • Evaluating the candidate’s ability to detect concealed properties in everyday situations and daily life and think critically accordingly regarding the same
  • Similarly, the ability of the candidate to discern subtle differences in visual properties and aesthetic outcomes will also be assessed

Design Thinking and Problem Solving

Questions in this section will evaluate the following

  • The candidate’s ability to understand the context, the constraints, and the users and select the most appropriate solution for a given question of design

Also Read: Colleges Accepting CEED 2022 Score: Courses Offered & Fees

Part B of UPCET 2022 will have questions with relation to the following topics:

Creativity: Questions here will be based on looking at the ability of the candidate to think out of the box and introduce some unique as well as diverse answers or solutions to the questions.

Drawing Ability: Evaluating the candidate’s drawing skills and their ability to draw products, people or scenes in accordance or proportion with good line composition, proportion, perspective shading and quality.

Problem Identification Skills: It also includes questions on understanding the user and the context, their appropriate use in design and knowledge of properties of materials, etc.

Communication skills: This section also asks questions to evaluate the candidate’s ability to communicate concepts and ideas clearly with the help of visuals and texts.

    Best Books for UPCET MDes 2022

    To help you prepare in the best and most effective way, we have also provided a list of best books or study material for UPCET MDes Preparation:

    McGraw Hill Education

    Popular Master Guide NIFT by R. Gupta

    NIFT Entrance Examination (Guide) by D Mittal

    NIFT Exam Guide by Dr. R. P. Datason

    NIFT Exam Guide by Verma

    Arihant NIFT Entrance Exam Self Study Guide

    NIFT Entrance Exams: Ultimate Success Series By Surendra

    NIFT Entrance Exam - Self Study Guide

    Concepts of Pattern Grading

    Bright Careers Guide NIFT Entrance Exam

    UPSEE (UPCET) 2022 Preparation Tips

    It is essential that applicants schedule their study time and concentrate on the subjects that matter most. Aspirants are recommended to follow the preparatory advice provided below in order to do well in UPSEE (UPCET) 2022:

    • Pay close attention to the directions. This will enable you to be informed about any changes to the UPCET Exam Pattern 2022
    • Take practise exams at least twice a week to see how much you've improved
    • Know your advantages and disadvantages
    • Increasing the amount of practise examinations you take after going through your course once
    • Additionally, test series are now accessible online. Join and improve your UPCET exam preparation to succeed

    This is all regarding UPCET MDes syllabus. Make sure that you have a clear idea of the syllabus before you begin with the preparation. Although UPCET MDes involves a wide range of topics, it is significant to note that candidates with flair for creativity and innovation will certainly excel.

    Candidates must focus on 3D drawing along with focusing on thinking out of the box while attempting any question. Well, hope the article helps you with UPCET MDes admission to 2022-23 session.

    All the best for UPCET MDes 2022. Stay tuned for more updates on Design Admissions 2022 and other education-related news and articles.


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