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Undergraduate Common Entrance Exam for Design UCEED- B.Des. Exam Pattern

Exam Pattern

The paper of Undergraduate Common Entrance Examination for Design 2016 (UCEED 2016) is of 180 minutes duration.

  • There will be ONE question paper for 3 hrs duration.

  • The question paper will be in English.

  • The question paper will be administered through a computer based test.

  • The question paper will carry a total of 300 marks.

  • The question paper will contain a total of 80 questions distributed among the 6 topics provided in the syllabus.

  • The question paper will consist of 3 sections.

  • All 3 sections have NEGATIVE marking.

Section A: Numerical Answer Type (NAT) questions

For NAT questions, an answer is a number that needs to be entered using a virtual keyboard on the computer screen. No choices will be shown for these questions. Each correct answer will be awarded 4 marks and each wrong answer will be awarded –1 mark. Questions not attempted will be given zero marks.

Section B: Multiple Select Questions (MSQ)

Each MSQ has one or more choice(s) as the correct answer out of the four given choices. An answer is considered correct only if ALL the correct choices and NO wrong choices are selected. Each correct answer will be awarded 5 marks and each wrong answer will be awarded –0.5 marks. There are NO PARTIAL marks. Questions not attempted will be given zero marks.

Section C: Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ)

Each MCQ has four choices out of which only one is the correct answer. Each correct answer will be awarded 3 marks and each wrong answer will be awarded –1 mark. Questions not attempted will be given zero marks.

Test duration- 3 Hours

Marking System – There is Negative Marking in the Objective type Questions.

Syllabus Summary

No. Of Subject 6
No. Of Unit 11
No. Of Chapter 94
Chapters
  1. Visualizing three dimensional objects from two dimensional drawings
  2. Visualizing different sides of three dimensional objects
  3. Identifying commonly used materials and objects based on their textural qualities
  4. Analytical reasoning
  5. Mental Ability
  6. Imaginative comprehension and expression
  7. Architectural awareness
Chapters
  1. Visual Reasoning
Chapters
  1. Critical Reasoning
Chapters
  1. Number series
  2. Letter Series
  3. Series Missing Numbers
  4. Odd one out
  5. Blood Relation
  6. Calender
  7. Clock
  8. Matrix
  9. Cubes
  10. Coding Decoding
  11. Direction and Distance test
  12. Ranking Tests
  13. Sitting Arrangement
  14. Linear Arrangements
  15. Matrix Arrangements
  16. Mathematical Puzzles
  17. Venn Diagram
Chapters
  1. Strong & Weak Arguments
  2. Statements Assumptions
  3. Statements and Conclusions
  4. Statements & Inferences
  5. Logical Sequence of Words
  6. Analogies
  7. Verbal Classification (Odd one out)
  8. Syllogism
  9. Logical Deduction (based on syllogism)
  10. Course of Action
  11. Causes and Effects
Chapters
  1. Sentence­ Jumble
Chapters
  1. Nouns
  2. Pronouns
  3. Adjective
  4. Adverbs
  5. Prepositions
  6. Articles
  7. Verbs
  8. Tense
  9. Modifiers
  10. Parallelism
  11. Sentence Improvement
  12. Subject Verb Agreement
Chapters
  1. Sentence completion
  2. Word Usage
  3. Synoymns
  4. Idioms and Pharses
  5. Cloze Test
  6. Antonym
  7. Analogy
  8. Homophones
  9. Confusables
  10. Migratory Words
  11. Phrasal Verbs
Chapters
  1. Vehicle Sketching
  2. Memory drawing
  3. Perspective drawing
  4. Correct Proportions
  5. Pencil Rendering
  6. Creating 2-Dimensional composition from given geometric or non-geometric shapes
  7. Colour Rendering
  8. Creating Logos
  9. Colour Schemes
  10. Creating 3-Dimensional composition from given geometric or non-geometric forms
  11. Creating structural forms from 3- D elements.
  12. Creating the effect of light and shadow
Chapters
  1. Politics
  2. Banking and Finance
  3. Business
  4. Sports
  5. Institutions of India
  6. Defence & Space
  7. Indian Judiciary
  8. Awards & Honours
  9. Literature
  10. Economics
  11. Indian Constitution
  12. International Relations
  13. Science and Technology
  14. Movies
  15. Who's who
  16. Indian Industries
  17. Indian Agriculture
  18. Current Affairs
  19. History
  20. Geography

How to prepare

Preparation Strategy

Be Creative

Since it is an Architecture exam you need to be creative and artistic. Learn and practice how to sketch a 3D picture on a 2D medium.

Explore

An Architect should explore and try to learn from everything. You never know where you can find a beautiful building and at times, even an ugly building can be an inspiration. Learn not to make the mistakes that architect made. If you follow the above rules, the road to success is clear for you.

Make a proper Time Table

It is very important that you make a timetable and stick to it and you will have an exact idea of what you are required to study and the time required for it.

Concept clarity rather than rotes learning

It is essential that you have a clear idea of the formulas and concepts rather than rote learning of things for the papers. While you might require it for memorizing formulas it is important that for other stuff you make sure you clear your basics and concepts before moving on.

Prepare Notes

It is very important to make small notes or a comprehensive list of formulas on each covered topic and chapter which will come in handy at the time of revision. This will require you to be regular with your work but will surely make things easy at the time of revision.

Solve Previous Years Papers

Solving previous years papers will provide you the idea of not only the type of questions but also the level of difficulty. This will also give you the opportunity to practice a lot.

Get it checked

Seeking help from knowledgeable persons is not a bad idea. Unless someone shows you your weak areas by pointing out the mistakes, practicing will only make you perfect in doing wrong things.

Duration : 3 Hours

Important Instructions

To apply for admission to the B. Des. the programme at IIT Bombay, a candidate is required to qualify in UCEED as well as satisfy the Minimum Educational Qualifications (MEQ). The candidates appearing in the final examination of their qualifying certificate in 2017 should ensure that: (a) all parts of their final examination are completed by the date of registration in IIT Bombay.(b) proof of having passed the qualifying certificate with required eligibility, as specified by IIT Bombay, is submitted by September 30, 2017.

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