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UCEED 2018 Exam Pattern and Syllabus

UCEED 2018 is scheduled for fourth week of January, 2018. Candidates will have to fill the online application form completely to sit for the exam. UCEED 2018 will be conducted in online mode only.

  • It is an objective type exam.
  • This is an online exam with 80 questions covering 300 marks in total.
  • Duration of the exam is three hours.  
  • The first two sections hold 20 marks each.
  •  Third section includes multiple choice questions covering 40 marks in total.
  • The first two types focus on numbers and multiple select type questions respectively.
  • Each correct answer for the first two sections will fetch candidate 4 marks straight away.

UCEED is conducted every year to invite eligible candidates to B.Des at Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati (IITG), Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IITB) and Institute of Information Technology Design and Manufacturing Jabalpur (IITDMJ).

UCEED 2018 Exam Pattern

UCEED 2018 will be conducted in online mode for 3 hours duration. Total 80 questions will be put forward spread over 3 sections. The details regarding UCEED 2018 Exam Pattern have been tabulated below:

Number of questions80
Number of sections3: Numerical Ability, Multiple Select Type and Multiple-Choice Type
Exam duration3 hours
Marking SchemeSection A and Section B: +4 marks Section C: +3 marks
Negative markingIn section C only: -1 marks

UCEED 2018 Marking scheme

UCEED 2018 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 multiple select questions so there can be more than one correct answer. One needs to use a virtual keyboard to feed in the answers. The marking scheme for both the sections remain same.

  • Each correct answer will fetch 4 marks each.
  • There is no negative marking for this section.
  • If any question remains unattended then there will be no positive or negative marking for that.

Section C is little different from the first two sections which covers multiple choice questions.

  • Only one answer will be correct from the given choices.
  • Each correct answer will be rewarded with +3 marks.
  • There is negative marking in this section, so an incorrect answer will be penalized with 1 mark.
  • Unattended questions will be considered zero.
SectionMarks per correct answerNegative marking

UCEED 2018 Syllabus

UCEED 2018 syllabus revolves around six topics namely,

  • 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 entrance exam will be held on fourth week of January 2018. 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.

UCEED 2018 Recommended Books

SubjectBook NameAuthorISBN
Visualization and spatial abilityCreative Visualization: Using Imagery and Imagination for Self-TransformationRonald Shone892817070
Visualization and spatial abilitySpatial Reasoning in the Early Years: Principles, Assertions, and SpeculationsBrent Davis1138792047
Observation and design sensitivityUCEED (B.DES) ENTRANCE BOOKS AND TEST SERIESAfaindiaB01M9IH2EU
Environmental and social awarenessCCE Awareness Environmental Studies IntroductoryAbha Sahgal8121921791
Environmental and social awarenessEcological Intelligence: Knowing the Hidden Impacts of What We BuyDaniel GolemanB002RI90QS
Analytical and logical reasoningAnalytical & Logical Reasoning For CAT & Other Management Entrance TestsPeeyush Bhardwaj9352038541
Analytical and logical reasoningLogical and Analytical ReasoningA.k Gupta8178120380
Language and creativityMind ReaderLior Suchard62298089
Language and creativityLanguage and Creativity: The Art of Common TalkRonald Carter415234492
Design thinking and problem solvingChange by designTim Brown62337386
Design thinking and problem solvingComplete Design Thinking Guide for Successful ProfessionalsDaniel LingB01BT3HT2I

Exam Day Instructions

  • UCEED 2018 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 mistake.
  • 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 unattempt 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 2018 for a better future.




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