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About CEED

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA CEED (Common Entrance Examination for Design)

  1. Candidates must have completed a degree/diploma/postgraduate degree program of a minimum of 3 years (or its equivalent)
    after 10+2 level. OR Candidates must be in the final year of such a program.
  2. There is no age limit to appear for the CEED exam.

About UCEED

UCEED (Undergraduate Common Entrance Examination for Design):

  •     Also conducted by IIT Bombay.
  •     Purpose: UCEED is the entrance exam for admission to the Bachelor of Design (B.Des) program at IITs and other participating institutes.
  •     Exam Structure: UCEED evaluates candidates’ design aptitude, visual and spatial ability, observation, and analytical skills through Part A (Computer-Based Test) and Part B (Drawing).

CURRICULUM / SYLLABUS

CEED Part A Syllabus 

Candidates must thoroughly cover the subjects they need to learn to do well on both Part A and Part B of the design exam. IIT Bombay releases the CEED syllabus each year, which candidates need to thoroughly study to ace every component of CEED 2023. Candidates can review the topics and the types of questions they can anticipate on the CEED Part A exam in the table below.

 

Subject/Section

CEED 2 Part A Syllabus 
 

Candidates must thoroughly cover the subjects they need to learn to do well on both Part A and Part B of the design exam. IIT Bombay releases the CEED syllabus each year, which candidates need to thoroughly study to ace every component of CEED . Candidates can review the topics and the types of questions they can anticipate on the CEED Part A exam in the table below.

Subject/Section

Syllabus

Visualization & Special Ability

The CEED 2023 visualization and spatial ability syllabus includes pictorial and diagrammatic questions to test the understanding of the transformation and manipulations of 2D shapes and 3D objects and their spatial relationships.

Environmental and Social Awareness

The CEED environmental and social awareness syllabus consists of, awareness of environmental factors like climate, population, water, vegetation, pollution, weather, natural resources, etc., and their implications on the design of products, images, infrastructure, etc.; awareness of design terminologies, social and cultural connection with the design, history of the design, socially responsible and environmentally sustainable design responses; the history of art, sculpture, and literature.

Analytical and Logical Reasoning

Ability to analyze given information logically and select the most appropriate solutions; Ability to weigh opinions, arguments, or solutions against appropriate criteria; Ability to use logic and structured thinking to deduce from a short passage, which of several statements is the most accurate response to a posed question.

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 problems, generate alternatives, evaluate options, and select solutions.

Observation and Design Sensitivity

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

CEED 2023 Part Syllabus 

The following subjects will be covered by questions in CEED  Part B.

Section/Subject

Syllabus

Drawing

Ability to draw products, people, or scenes in proportion with good line quality, composition, proportion, perspective, and shading.

Creativity

Ability to think out of the box and come up with unique as well as diverse solutions.

Communication Skills

Ability to communicate concepts and ideas clearly with the help of text and visuals.

Analytical and Problem Solving Skills

Ability to understand the user and the context, knowledge of properties of materials and process and their appropriate use in design, originality of solutions, ability to create characters, plots, and stories, etc.

 

CEED Exam Pattern 2023

It is essential for applicants to comprehend the CEED Exam Pattern in addition to the CEED Exam Syllabus PDF. Parts A and B of the exam have different CEED exam patterns. Some of the key highlights for both sections of the CEED  exam are listed below:

Part A

Candidates should take notice of the exam pattern to become familiar with how the test will be administered

  • The exam will be divided into two parts: Part A will be computer-based, and Part B will be pen and paper. 
  • The entire Part A exam will take 1 hour to complete. 
  • The complete test will consist of 200 questions in total.
 
 

Section

No. of Questions

Total Marks

Duration

Numerical Answer Type (NAT)

8

24

1 Hour

Multiple Select Question (MSQ)

10

30

Multiple Choice Question (MCQ)

23

46

Total

41

100

Part B

Each of the five questions in the Part B section will be drawn from the list of five topics provided in the CEED 2023 syllabus. 

  • The questions must be answered on paper and pen. 
  • This is a test of the candidate’s ability to draw and be creative, two essential qualities for any career in design technology. Below is a list of how Part B is processed.

Subjects

Number of Questions

Marks Per Question

Duration

Sketching/Drawing 

1

20

2 Hour

Creativity

1

20

Form sensitivity 

1

20

Visual Sensitivity 

1

20

Problem Solving

1

20

Total

5

100

The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Bombay officially released the revised UCEED 2024 syllabus which includes all the important topics of the UCEED Exam. As per the revised UCEED 2024 syllabus, the paper in the CEED exam will consist of two parts – Part A and Part B. Part A will be conducted online and the second part – Part B will be offline. Aspirants must go through the UCEED syllabus 2024 to get an idea about the important topics so that they can prepare accordingly. Read the complete article to know all about the UCEED syllabus 2024.
 

UCEED 2024 will be conducted tentatively in the last week of January 2024, in various exam centres. IIT Bombay has introduced changes in the syllabus and exam structure for UCEED entrance exams.

As per the new paper structure of UCEED, the question paper will consist of 2 parts – Part A and Part B.

  • Part A will be administered through a computer-based test and will consist of three sections such as NAT, MSQ, and MCQ.
  • Part B will have two questions: one is about drawing and the other is about design aptitude.
  • The question in Part B will be displayed on the computer screen and the answer should be written/ drawn only in the answer book provided by the supervisor.
  • The duration of Part B is 60 minutes.

UCEED 2024 Syllabus for Part A

TopicsDescription
Visualization and Spatial ReasoningAbility to visualize and transform 2D shapes and 3D objects and their spatial relationships.
Practical and Scientific KnowledgeKnow-how of scientific principles and everyday objects.
Observation and Design SensitivityCapacity to detect concealed properties in day-to-day life and think critically about them. Attention to detail, classification, analysis, inference, and prediction.
Environment and SocietyGeneral awareness of environmental, social, and cultural connections with design.
Analytical and Logical ReasoningAbility to analyze qualitative and quantitative information.
LanguageProficiency in reading and comprehending Standard English.
CreativityGrasp verbal and non-verbal analogies, metaphors, signs, and symbols.

UCEED 2024 Syllabus for Part B

TopicsDescription
DrawingAbility to draw products, people, or scenes in proportion with good line quality, composition, proportion, perspective, and shading.
Design AptitudeCapability to practically and appropriately respond to problems/situations with ingenuity and empathy.

NOTE: The topics given above are exhaustive and indicative of the nature of the questions. However, the UCEED may not cover all the topics.

UCEED 2024 Marking

UCEED 2024 is conducted for a 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 one question only that is aimed at testing drawing skills which will require subjective evaluation

Part A

Total marks: 240 marks; Maximum time: 2 hours 30 minutes

  • Part A of the question paper will be administered through a computer-based test.
  • Part A of the question paper will consist of 3 sections.
SectionDetails
Section 1
  • 18 NAT (Numerical Answer Type) Questions
  • Questions will be worth 4 marks each
  • There is no negative marking
  • For these 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.
  • Questions that are not attempted will be given zero marks.
Section 2
  • 18 MSQ (Multiple Select Questions)
  • Questions will be worth 4 marks each
  • 0.19 negative marking for each question
  • Each MSQ has one or more correct answer(s) out of the four given choices.
Section 3
  • 32 MCQ (Multiple Choice Questions)
  • Questions will be worth 3 marks each
  • 0.71 negative marking for each question
  • Each MCQ has four choices out of which only one is the correct answer

UCEED Entrance Exam Pattern & Syllabus

The UCEED Entrance Exam Pattern is divided into two parts: Part A (Objective section) and Part B (Subjective section). Part A is the objective section, it involves only one correct answer for each question consisting of six separate questions divided into NAT (Numerical Ability Type), MSQ (Multiple Select Question) and MCQ (Multiple Choice Question). The Part A section also involves negative marking. The remaining 60 marks of the UCEED exam is a drawing question that involves a description of the scenario, and the student is expected to sketch correctly given the time constraint.

The UCEED Entrance Examination is for a total of 300 marks, divided into two parts, Part A is for 240 marks and Part B is for 60 marks. The UCEED Part A syllabus consists of 240 marks with 68 questions. The UCEED Part A is timed at 2.5 hours, and the UCEED Part B is timed at the last 30 minutes of the UCEED examination.

Part A Syllabus has 6 topics:

  1. Visualization & Spatial Ability
  2. Observation & Design Sensitivity
  3. Environmental & Social Awareness
  4. Analytical & Logical Reasoning
  5. Language & Creativity
  6. Design Thinking & Problem-Solving

Part B Syllabus:

The Part B (Subjective section) of the UCEED examination holds less weightage comparatively, but is equally crucial. Containing the last 30 minutes of the UCEED entrance exam, it is prepared to test the Perspective, Proportion, Composition, Observation, Imagination, Quality of Sketch, Attention to detail. and other necessary skills of the design aspirant.

The Part B section will consist of a detailed description of a scenario with a specific eye level and additional details. The description will be of 3-5 lines approximately. The student is required to visualise the scenario and sketch it accurately on the paper within the given time. Students will be analysed on the basis of their attention to detail, line quality, line weight etc. Students are expected to provide a correct perspective view with other required details. An example of the UCEED Part B question is given below with its solution.

 

Question: Read and visualize the following:

  • A rat is spotted inside a school canteen.
  • A schoolboy is afraid and standing on a stool/chair.
  • A brave schoolgirl is chasing the rat out of the canteen.
  • A tiffin box is falling on the floor.
  • Two school bags and two water bottles are kept on a table.
  • A few plates are broken and lying on the floor.
  • The canteen owner is watching this in shock, standing on top of the counter table.
    Sketch this scene from the canteen owner’s point of view.

Candidates must note:

  • Make a pencil sketch only
  • Do not use colours

Evaluation Criteria:

  • Perspective
  • Proportion
  • Composition
  • Observation
  • Imagination
  • Quality of sketch
  • Attention to detail

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