4 Time Management Tips for UCEED 2025

Undergraduate Common Entrance Examination for Design 2024 ( UCEED )

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Updated on May 29, 2024 12:46 IST

UCEED 2025 question paper has two parts - Part A and B. Part A will include 57 objective questions that have to be attempted in 2 hours; Part B will include a sketching-based and aptitude-based question that has to be completed in 60 minutes. Here we bring you easy but effective tips to manage time better in the UCEED entrance exam.

Tips for UCEED Time Management

UCEED is one of the most competitive entrance exams for B.Des admission in the country. So, if you intend to do well in the exam and get a good score, you must learn time management, among other things. It is because while many candidates do develop the skill to solve a problem, they find themselves high and dry on exam day because of their tortoise-esque speed. Many times they also lack time-management tricks. So, here we bring some useful UCEED 2025 time-management tips to help you ride the tide! 

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Note that the UCEED 2025 question paper will have two Parts - A and B. Part A will be conducted in a computer-based mode and comprise 57 questions that candidates need to answer in two hours. Meanwhile, Part B will include a sketching-based and an aptitude-based question which have to be attempted in 60 minutes. The total mark for the UCEED exam is 300. Part A of the UCEED exam will further be divided into three sections. The first section would consist of Numerical Answer Type (NAT) questions and the second and third sections would have Multiple Select Questions (MSQ) and Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ), respectively.

Q:   What is one year study plan for UCEED entrance exam?

A:
If the candidate has an year in their hands to prepare for the UCEED exam, then they need to follow these steps: Make a study plan Carefully go though the syllabus and exam pattern; note that the syllabus has been revised for UCEED 2024. Make sure that you get the book combination right. When studying, make it a point to take notes. Side by side with reading books, solve problem Sets. Solve sample paper and take mock tests. Considering you have one year in your hands, if need be, you can tweak your preparation strategy midway to meet requirements.

Q:   What is the difficulty level of UCEED exam?

A:

If you consider the question paper of UCEED 2023, then the exam can be considered to be moderately difficult. For instance, of the 68 questions asked, around 18 questions fall in the moderate category, 18 in the moderate to difficult category, while the rest can be tagged easy to moderate. 

In contrast, NIFT and NID DAT are considered to be tougher. This is because in NID DAT, more weightage is given to subjective and drawing-related questions. Consequently, the candidate needs to be very creative and have strong fundamentals to answer the questions. In NID DAT for the B. Des programme, DAT Prelims carries 40% weightage, while DAT Mains carries 60% weightage. 

Q:   What are the important topics candidates need to prepare for Part A of UCEED 2024?

A:
The UCEED 2024 question paper will have two parts - 1) the computer-based Part A and 2) drawing and aptitude-based Part B. To prepare for Part A, the candidate needs to focus on the following topics: Visualization and spatial reasoning: Ability to visualise and transform 2D shapes and 3D objects and their spatial relationships. Practical and scientific knowledge: Know-how of scientific principles and everyday objects. Observation and design sensitivity: Capacity to detect concealed properties in day-to-day life and think critically about them. Attention to details, classification, analysis, inference and prediction. Environment and society: General awareness of environmental, social and cultural connections with design. Analytical and logical reasoning: Ability to analyse qualitative and quantitative information. Language: Proficiency in reading and comprehending Standard English . Creativity: Grasp of verbal and non-verbal analogies, metaphors, signs and symbols.

4 Time Management Tips for UCEED 2025

Here are the tips that will help you complete the UCEED 2025 question paper on time. So, go through them carefully. 

1) Allot time for each question

UCEED 2025 will comprise 59 questions that aspirants need to attempt in 180 minutes duration. There is a further bifurcation in the time allotted to solve each section of the exam. Candidates need to solve 57 questions in Part A in 120 minutes and one drawing and one aptitude-based question in Part B in 60 minutes.

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This means the candidate has very limited time to solve the paper. 

However, aspirants are advised to keep two minutes for solving each question and save the remaining time for re-visiting the questions that they couldn't complete in the first attempt.

Since Part A of UCEED 2025 will be a computer-based test, the candidate can easily navigate to questions that they mark for re-checking or questions that they do not answer in the first go. So, it is quite easy for aspirants to go back and solve the questions that they did not attempt initially.

Q:   What was the difficulty level of the UCEED 2023 exam?

A:

UCEED 2023 question paper included a total of 68 questions. The section-wise questions asked in Part A was: NAT (18), MSQs (18), and MCQs (32). Part B included a solitary Drawing-based question. The section-wise difficulty level of UCEED 2023 is given below.

Part A

Number of questions

Question numbers

Total marks

Difficulty level

NAT

18

1-18

72

Moderate

MSQ

18

19-36

72

Moderate to difficult

MCQ

32

37-68

96

Easy to moderate

Part B of the question paper included a sketching-based question of moderate difficulty level. The question carried 60 marks.

Q:   Can I take mock tests of other entrance exams to prepare for UCEED 2024?

A:

IIT Bombay usually doesn’t conduct any mock tests for the UCEED exam. So, the candidate may take mock tests conducted for other entrance exams to prepare for UCEED 2024 exam. The candidate may note that in this case the mocks will help them understand how an online exam is administered and the navigation process. However, it is not an exact replica of how the UCEED 2024 exam will be conducted.

The mock tests are to be taken in the last few weeks before the UCEED 2024 exam. Avoid taking mock tests when you are starting preparation for the exam.

Q:   What was the difficulty level of the UCEED 2024 exam?

A:

As per the exam analysis done by Shiksha.com, the UCEED 2024 question paper was easy.

 That being said, some candidates felt that the paper was a bit lengthy. The paper cotained few surprises, though; note that the UCEED syllabus was revised starting 2024.

The NAT sections was the most difficult of the three sections and included a few area-based questions. Drawing section was of moderate difficulty.

 The candidate by consulting the exam analysis can analyze their performance.

Q:   What are the important topics candidates need to prepare for Part A of UCEED 2025?

A:

The UCEED 2025 question paper will have two parts - 1) the computer-based Part A and 2) drawing and aptitude-based Part B. To prepare for Part A, the candidate needs to focus on the following topics: Visualization and spatial reasoning: Ability to visualise and transform 2D shapes and 3D objects and their spatial relationships. Practical and scientific knowledge: Know-how of scientific principles and everyday objects. Observation and design sensitivity: Capacity to detect concealed properties in day-to-day life and think critically about them. Attention to details, classification, analysis, inference and prediction. Environment and society: General awareness of environmental, social and cultural connections with design. Analytical and logical reasoning: Ability to analyse qualitative and quantitative information. Language: Proficiency in reading and comprehending Standard English . Creativity: Grasp of verbal and non-verbal analogies, metaphors, signs and symbols.

Q:   How can I prepare for UCEED 2025 in 6 months?

A:

If you have six months to prepare for UCEED and not an year, you need to be judicious with your time and prepare smart. Here are a few tips to prepare for the exam in six months: Make a study time table. Take note of weightage carried by various sections, and dedicate time accordingly. Another point to note is the difficulty level of the exam. Get going with your preparation without any delay. Take notes during study; this exercise will not only help you stay focused, but jot down all the important points. These notes will also come in handy for quick revision. Solve sample papers and take mock tests.

2) Concentrate on picture-type questions

There are many time-consuming questions in UCEED such as aptitude questions and puzzles. However, there are some picture-based questions as well which are quite easy and quick to solve. Also, as soon as you solve these questions you are confident of having solved them correctly. So, we advise that you practice as many picture-based questions as you possibly can (during UCEED preparation time) to score well in UCEED 2025.

3) Prioritise exam sections

Every candidate has some strong and weak points. Start attempting questions that reflect your strength first. This will not only improve your speed in solving the paper but also build up your confidence level in attempting the UCEED 2025 test paper.

As per the test pattern of UCEED, there is a negative marking in Part A; so every aspirant should refrain from making wild guesses and concentrate on minimizing the effect of negative marking as much as possible.

4) Time for revision

Candidates should manage their time in a way that they have at least 15-20 minutes in the end to revisit unsolved questions. This is extremely necessary because such an initiative can help improve the score of a candidate tremendously.

One of the best ways to perform well in the UCEED exam is to practice as many previous years' UCEED question papers along with UCEED sample questions. Such a task will not only help aspirants understand their speed in solving the UCEED test paper but also help them understand their strengths and weaknesses. Apart from this, aspirants should also go through some UCEED preparation tips in order to ensure that they have covered all the critical topics necessary to score well in the exam.

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