Exam Detail

UCEEDUnder Graduate Common Entrance Examination

  • Test Level-: National Level
  •     Eligibility-: 12th
  • Duration-:3 Hours
  • Stream-: Engineering
  • Medium-: English
  • Examination Mode-: Online

Admissions to the Bachelor of Design (B.Des) Programmes at IIT Bombay, IIT Guwahati and IIITDM Jabalpur are done through the Undergraduate Common Entrance Examination for Design (UCEED) 2017 

Students who have passed Class XII (or equivalent) in 2016, or appearing in 2017, in ANY STREAM (Science, Commerce, or Arts & Humanities) are eligible to appear for UCEED 2017 

Exam Pattern

  •  There will be ONE question paper for 3 hours 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 consist of 3 sections.

SECTION A:

Numerical Answer Type (NAT) questions
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. Each correct answer will be awarded 4 marks. There is NO NEGATIVE marks for this section. Questions not attempted will be given zero mark.

SECTION B:

Multiple Select Questions (MSQ)
Each MSQ has one or more correct answer(s) out of the four given choices. The candidate gets 4 marks only if ALL the correct choices and NO wrong choices are selected. There is NO NEGATIVE or PARTIAL marks for this section. Questions not attempted will be given zero mark.

SECTION C:

Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ)
Each MCQ has four choices out of which only one is the correct answer. There is NEGATIVE marking for this section. Each correct answer will be awarded 3 marks and each wrong answer will be awarded –1 (minus one) mark. Questions not attempted will be given zero mark.

The candidates can register through online www.uceed.in.  The complete process for registering application online is shown below.

Process 1- Registration

  • Visit the official website of UCEED uceed.in and register first. You can find the ‘Apply Online’ link under ‘Downloads’ section of the website.
  • Enter your name, email address, phone number and other details in the suggested tabs.
  • Click on ‘submit’ once after entering all the details. Once the registration page is submitted, you will get a confirmation message on email and registered mobile phone number.

Step 2- Completing online application form

  • Enter your personal details, exam city (you have to choose up to 3 cities), eligibility details, and upload photograph and supporting documents in the ONLINE application form.

Step 3- Pay application fees

  • Click ‘Pay FEE’ to complete the process. The payments through national bank’s using Internet banking, Credit card or Debit card methods are acceptable. Once your payment is successfully completed, you will get a confirmation message in your web mail account.

Students Category

Male

Female

Third Gender

Gen/OBC/OBC-NCL Rs. 2000 Rs.1000 Rs. 2000
SC/ST/PwD Rs. 1000 Rs. 1000 Rs. 1000

 

Syllabus

The exam will have questions from the following six topics:

VISUALIZATION AND SPATIAL ABILITY

Pictorial and diagrammatic questions to test: understanding of transformation and/or manipulation of 2D shapes and 3D objects and their spatial relationships; knowledge of practical and everyday mechanical and scientific concepts.

OBSERVATION AND DESIGN SENSITIVITY

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

ENVIRONMENTAL AND SOCIAL AWARENESS

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

ANALYTICAL AND LOGICAL REASONING

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

LANGUAGE AND CREATIVITY

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

DESIGN THINKING AND PROBLEM SOLVING

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

Minimum prescribed marks for inclusion in the rank list:

Category

Minimum % of marks in each Section

Minimum Total Marks

General 10 100
OBC-NCL 9 90
SC 5 50
ST 5 50

Reservation of Seats :

Indian nationals belonging to certain categories are admitted under the seats reserved for them in accordance with the rules of the Government of India. The categories and the extent of reservation are as follows:

  • Other Backward Classes belonging to the NonCreamy Layer (OBC-NCL) – 27% of seats in the course. The name of the backward class should be in the current central list of OBCs (http://www.ncbc.nic.in).
  • Candidates belonging to the creamy layer of OBC are NOT entitled for reservation. Such candidates are treated as belonging to the Open (i.e., unreserved) category.
    • Scheduled Caste (SC) – 15% of seats in the course.
    • Scheduled Tribe (ST) – 7.5% of seats in the course.
  • The benefit of reservation will be given only to those castes and tribes that are mentioned in the respective central list of corresponding statespublished by the Government of India. (http:// socialjustice.nic.in/sclist.php and http://tribal.nic. in/Content/list%20of%20Scheduled%20Tribes%20 in%20India.aspx).
  • The 3% reservation for PwD candidates is cycled over in a 4-year period, category-wise, as per rules pertaining to the admitting institute. If a PwD seat remains unfilled in a particular year, it will be reverted back to the category from which the PwD seat was assigned for that year.
  • Candidates belonging to the OBC-NCL, SC, ST and PwD categories will be declared as qualified on the basis of a relaxed criterion [see 18. RANK LISTS].
  • Unfilled seats in the OBC-NCL category can be allotted to OPEN category candidates whereas seats remaining vacant under the SC and ST categories shall NOT be allotted to candidates belonging to other categories.
  • Leprosy-cured candidates who are otherwise fit to pursue the course are also included in PwD category. 
  • Candidates holding OCI/PIO cards are treated as belonging to the open (OPEN) category, and they will be eligible only for the seats for which everyone is eligible.
  • Foreign nationals are outside the ambit of reservation of seats under the OBC-NCL, SC, ST and PwD categories as specified herein.
  • The category chosen by a candidate at the time of application for UCEED 2017 will be final and requests for any change of category will NOT be entertained at a later date.

The following table shows the summary of seat distribution of admissions for the academic year 2017-2018:

 

OPEN

OPEN-PwD

OBC-NCL

OBC-NCL-PwD

SC

SC-PwD

ST

ST-PwD

Total 

IITB

15

0

8

0

4

1

2

0

30

IITG

23

0

11

1

7

0

3

0

45

IITDMJ

15

0

7

1

5

0

2

0

30

TOTAL

53

0

26

2

16

1

7

0

105

 

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