UCEED Syllabus 2025: Download Part A & B Syllabus PDF, Topic-wise Syllabus, Important Topics

Undergraduate Common Entrance Examination for Design 2024 ( UCEED )

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UCEED Syllabus 2025 - The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Bombay, will release the syllabus for UCEED 2025 sometime in October 2024.

The syllabus will be released online at the UCEED - IIT Bombay admission portal. 

Note that as per the current syllabus, Part A of UCEED 2024 will be administered in a computer-based test (CBT) mode and have three sections (NAT, MSQ, and MCQ).

Meanwhile, Part B will have two sections - 1) the Drawing-based section, and 2) the Design Aptitude Section. One question will be asked from each section. 

The detailed syllabus for UCEED 2025 is outlined below. It is recommended that along with the syllabus, the candidate also consult the UCEED 2024 exam pattern to prepare for the exam. 

IIT Bombay will conduct the national-level UCEED 2025 exam in January 2025 (tentative). The application form for UCEED 2025 will open around the 1st week of October 2024.

The merit rank of UCEED 2025 will be used to offer admission to the B.Des program offered by participating institutes. 

Q:   When will the UCEED 2025 syllabus be released?

A:

IIT Bombay released a revised syllabus for UCEED on March 3, 2023. 

This syllabus is followed for drafting the UCEED question paper starting 2024 (onward).

So, if you are planning  to appear in UCEED 2025 exam, you must follow the revised syllabus.

The UCEED syllabus contains the topics that candidates need to prepare for the national-level design entrance exam. As per changes made to the UCEED syllabus, Part B question paper now include two questions.

Also, IIT Bombay is unlikely to revise the UCEED syllabus any further.

 

Q:   Has the syllabus changed for the UCEED exam?

A:

Yes, IIT Bombay has revised the syllabus for UCEED exam that is applicable from 2024 onwards. 

As per the revised syllabus for the UCEED exam, the question paper continues to have two parts - Part A and Part B. Also, Part A will be conducted in a computer-based test (CBT) mode and will have three sections NAT MSQ, and MCQ). However, Part B now has two sections - 1) the Drawing-based section, and 2) the Design Aptitude Section.

Note that Part A will include 57 questions, while Part A will have two questions.

The candidate needs to refer to the detailed syllabus and pattern when preparing for the UCEED 2025 exam.

 

Q:   When will the CEED 2025 result be declared?

A:

IIT Bombay will declare the results of CEED exam tentatively in the 1st week of March 2025. The result will be declared online at ceed.iitb.ac.in. To check their results, the candidate needs to log in to the result portals using their log-in id. 

Note that hard copies of the result will not be sent to the candidate.

The CEED 2025 results will be released for all candidates who appear in the design entrance exam. However, the CEED 2025 merit rank will only be issued to candidates who qualify for Part A and are shortlisted.

The scorecards will be released after results are declared.

 

UCEED 2025 subject-wise revised Syllabus

IIT Bombay revised the syllabus for UCEED in the previous edition.

UCEED - Part A now has the following sections - Visualization and spatial reasoning, Practical and scientific knowledge, Observation and design sensitivity, Environment and Society, Analytical and logical reasoning, Language, and Creativity.

Revised Syllabus for UCEED 2025 Part A 

Topics

Description

Visualization and spatial reasoning

Ability to visualize and transform 2D shapes and 3D objects and their spatial relationships. 

Practical and scientific knowledge

Capacity to detect concealed properties in day-to-day life and think critically about them. Attention to detail, classification, analysis, inference, and prediction. 

Observation and design sensitivity

General awareness of environmental, social and cultural connections with design. 

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. 

Syllabus for UCEED 2024 Part B

A key change was made to the Part B syllabus of UCEED. A new topic "Design Aptitude" was added. So, Part B now has two topics, with one question asked from each section. 

Topics

Description

Drawing

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

Design aptitude

Capability to practically and appropriately respond to problems/situations with ingenuity and empathy.

Is the UCEED 2025 syllabus exhaustive?

Yes, the UCEED 2025 syllabus given above is exhaustive and indicative of the types of questions that will be asked in the UCEED 2025 exam. This means the candidate isn’t required to prepare for any other topics than the ones listed here to ace the exam.

However, it may be noted that the UCEED 2025 question paper may not include questions from all the topics. 

Q:   Should I solve previous year's papers considering UCEED syllabus is revised?

A:

The UCEED 2025 exam will have two sections - Part A and Part B. While the syllabus has been revised for the exam starting 2024, there are still some topics that overlap. For instance, Part A still continues to have the Analytical and Logical Reasoning, Observation and Design sensitivity, and a few other topics from the various edition. So, candidates can use the previous years papers to practice these topics. For the other topics, the candidate can try out sample papers.

In addition to the syllabus, IIT Bombay had also revised the UCEED exam pattern.

Part A will now have 57 questions (down from 68), while Part B will have two questions (instead of 1). 

 

Q:   What kind of questions will be asked from the UCEED 2025 visualization and spatial reasoning section?

A:

This section will include pictorial and diagrammatic questions that will evaluate the candidates understanding of the transformation and manipulation of 2D shapes and 3D objects and their spatial relationships. The candidate needs to practice the following topics to prepare for the section: Conventional/Unconventional Materials for Construction, Design, and Decoration Texture Making Materials, Production Materials, Decoration Materials - Flooring, Cladding (protective material which covers the surface of something), Wall Protection and Decoration - Paints, Plasters, etc. Pattern and Design of Paper Folding Materials and Type of Texture Optical Illusion (2D/3D objects and understanding).

 

Q:   What types of questions will be asked in UCEED 2025?

A:

The UCEED exam will have two parts - Part A and Part B. Part A will include Numerical Answer Type NAT Multiple Select Question (MSQ), Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs). Meanwhile, Part B will include drawing and aptitude-based questions. Note that in the previous edition of the exam, Part B include only sketching-based question. So, starting UCEED 2024, the candidate also needs to prepare for aptitude based questions that will be asked in Part B. Questions for the aptitude section will evaluate the ability of the candidate to practically and appropriately respond to problems/situations with ingenuity and empathy.

 

Update on UCEED 2025 exam pattern

In addition to the syllabus, IIT Bombay also made some changes to the UCEED exam pattern that is applicable from 2024 onwards. The UCEED entrance exam has two Parts - Part A and Part B. However, Part B is now of 60 minutes duration (instead of 30 minutes) and include two questions (instead of one).

The old exam pattern is given below for reference. 

UCEED exam pattern (Old Pattern)


Particulars

Exam Pattern

Part A

Part B

Mode

Online, Computer-based Test (CBT)

Offline

Test duration

2 hours 30 minutes

30 minutes

Types of questions asked

NAT, MSQ, MCQ

Sketching

Total number of questions

68

1

Total Marks

240

60

*NAT - Numerical Answer Type, MSQ - Multiple Select Question, MCQ - Multiple Choice Question 

It is mandatory for candidates to attempt both Part A and Part B. Candidates are urged to go through the detailed UCEED 2023 exam pattern to get additional insights - marking scheme, section-wise weightage, etc. 

For the sketching test (Part B), the candidate will be provided answer sheets inside the exam hall. 

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

A:

Note that IIT Bombay revised the syllabus for the UCEED exam starting 2024. As per the revised syllabus, Part B will now have two sections: 1) Drawing and 2) Design Aptitude. Note that in the previous editions of the exam, the Part A included only a sketching-based section. The important topics for UCEED 2024 Part B are given below: Drawing: Ability to draw products, people or scenes in proportion with good line quality, composition, proportion, perspective and shading. Design Aptitude Capability to practically and appropriately respond to problems/situations with ingenuity and empathy.

 

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:   Can I solve previous year's papers considering UCEED syllabus is revised?

A:

IIT Bombay revised the syllabus for the UCEED exam starting 2024.

However, note that while the syllabus has been revised, there are still some topics that overlap. For instance, Part A still continues to have the Analytical and Logical Reasoning, Observation and Design sensitivity, and a few other topics from the various edition. So, candidates can use the previous years papers to practice these topics. For the other topics, the candidate can try out sample papers.

In addition to the syllabus, IIT Bombay had also revised the UCEED exam pattern.

Part A now have 57 questions (down from 68), while Part B will have two questions (instead of 1). 

 

How to prepare for UCEED 2024 using the syllabus

Now that you are familiar with the UCEED 2025 syllabus, this is how you prepare for the entrance exam:

  • Carefully go through the syllabus
  • You may divide the syllabus into smaller chunks so that you can make a study plan, for instance which topic to tackle first
  • It is recommended that you complete the easy topics first.
  • Once you are done with the easy topics, next focus on the moderate-to-difficult topics
  • If you get stuck in a topic, don't spend prodigious time on it. Better move on or take help. If you have time left, you can always come back and tackle that topic.
  • Ensure that you complete the entire syllabus to have a better chance at getting a good score.

UCEED Sample Papers and Question Papers

Solve sample papers and previous years' UCEED question papers to not only improve your problem-solving ability but to better understand the topics and the interplay of various concepts. Note that you can solve sample papers very early on in the exam preparation.

For instance, after you complete a topic, you can solve the related problems. This way, you can keep solving more and more problems as you complete more chapters.

By the time you complete the syllabus, you must be able to solve the entire sample papers. 

Solve as many sample papers you can, along with previous years/ question papers.

NID DAT Syllabus 2025 - FAQs

Go through the frequently asked questions (FAQs) related to the UCEED 2025 syllabus below.

Q:   Why should students consult UCEED syllabus?

A:
The syllabus of UCEED is meant to help the candidate identify which topics are important and which topics arent. Also, questions in the exam will be asked from the topics mentioned in the syllabus. Note that UCEED syllabus has been revised, and will be effective from 2024 onward. So, instead of wandering aimlessly, with the syllabus in hand, the candidate will be able to know which direction they need to move. To prepare for the exam, the candidate must also consult the exam pattern, which has details like the weightage carried by various sections, marking scheme, test duration, types of questions asked, etc.
 

Q:   What topics are included in UCEED syllabus for Part A?

A:

The Part A of the UCEED question paper will include questions from Visualization and spatial ability, Observation and design sensitivity, Environmental and social awareness, Analytical and logical reasoning, Language and creativity, and Design thinking and problem solving topics. Note that IIT Bombay will release the detailed syllabus at the time of issue of the admission notification or sometime thereabout. The candidate needs to only follow the updated and detailed syllabus to prepare for the UCEED 2025 exam. Note that each topic will include sub-topics. The candidate must practice these subtopics and sample and previous years question papers to prepare for the exam.

 

Q:   What will be the structure of the UCEED question paper 2025?

A:

The question paper for the UCEED 2025 exam will 3 hours long and have two parts. Part A - It will be computer-based section, 2) Part B - It will be a sketching-based and aptitude-based test. The candidate need to appear in both the paper to be included in the merit list. Further, the candidate has to qualify Part A, or else his or else Part B paper answer booklets will only be evaluated. The qualifying marks for Part A will be released before the declaration of results. Part A will include the three types of questions - Numerical Answer Type NAT Multiple Select Question (MSQ), and Multiple Choice Question (MCQ).

 

Q:   What is evaluated by the environment and society section of the UCEED 2025 syllabus?

A:

This environment and society section of UCEED 2025 will examine the general awareness of the candidate in environment-related matters, including climate change, population and demography, vegetation, water, pollution, natural resources, etc. The candidate also needs to study the implication of these subjects on design of products, images, infrastructure, and environment. So, the candidate must know how various facets social and cultural connections are intertwined with design, the history of the designed artefact, and socially responsible and environmentally sustainable design responses. The candidate must study, among others, the following topics to prepare for the section: Environmentally Sustainable Designs, Indian Cultural Background & Famous Structures, Musical instruments, Musical Maestros, Dance forms, Crafts and Dresses. History of Indian Art/Design, An overview of World Art, Art and Architecture, Social and Cultural relation with Art/Design.

 

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