UCEED Exam Pattern & Syllabus 2018

UCEED Exam Pattern & SyllabusUCEED Exam Pattern & Syllabus 2018 – Aspiring B.Des candidates could check the UCEED 2018 exam pattern and syllabus to know more about the upcoming entrance examination. By referring to the exam pattern and syllabus of UCEED 2018, candidates could boost their preparation for the examination while having a clear picture regarding the question paper pattern, marking scheme and topics involved. The candidates had to have clarity about the exam pattern and syllabus of UCEED 2018 in advance so that the preparation procedure is decided well. UCEED 2018 exam pattern consisted of the type of questions asked in the examination, time duration, marking scheme and more information. The syllabus of UCEED 2018 allowed the candidates to check which topics and chapters had to be studied by the candidates for the UCEED entrance examination. By checking UCEED 2018 exam pattern and syllabus, the candidates were able to strategize their preparation process. Check the full article to know more information about UCEED Exam Pattern & Syllabus 2018.


The entrance examination of UCEED 2018 was conducted on January 20, 2018. Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay will be the conducting body of the online admission process.


Important Dates of UCEED 2018



Important Dates


Start of UCEED 2018 Online Registrations

October 9, 2017 


End of Online Registrations

November 12, 2017


Registrations with late fee

November 13-17, 2017


UCEED 2018 Examination

January 20, 2018


UCEED 2018 Admit card

January 1, 2018

UCEED Exam Pattern 2018


The detailed exam pattern of UCEED 2018 has been listed below for the candidates to refer. By checking the UCEED 2018 exam pattern, the candidates were able to understand the question paper pattern, time limit and more.


UCEED Exam Pattern 2018





Mode of Examination

Online (Computer Based Test)


Duration of Examination

Three Hours


Language of Examination



Total Marks




  • Section A - Numerical Answer Type (NAT)

  • Section B – Multiple Select Questions (MSQ)

  • Section C – Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ)

Section Wise Marking Scheme of UCEED 2018



Type of Questions

Marking Scheme


Section A

Numerical Answer Type (NAT)

The answer to the questions in this section was a number which had to be entered using a virtual keyboard in the computer screen. There were no choices shown for these questions.

  • Correct Response – 4 marks

  • No negative marking for incorrect response.

  • Unattempted questions were given zero mark.


Section B

Multiple Select Questions (MSQ)

Each question had one or more correct answer(s) out of the give four choices.

  • 4 marks were awarded only if the correct choices were selected.

  • No negative or partial marking was given for this section.

  • The questions which were not attempted were given zero mark.


Section C

Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ)

Four choices were provided for each question out of which one was correct.

  • Each correct response was given 3 marks.

  • 1 mark was deducted for each wrong answer.

  • Unattempted questions were given zero mark.


UCEED Mock Test 2018

IIT Bombay released UCEED 2018 Mock Test in online mode on January 17. Candidates could start practising with the mock test to prepare well for the examination and to understand what type of questions come in the exam. Using the mock test of UCEED 2018 benefitted candidates in terms of understanding to use the features of the online mock test, type of questions, etc. To use UCEED mock test 2018, candidates did not need to enter their registration number and password, as the log in details were already entered in the mock test. It must be noted that there was no result of the mock test. Candidates could take the mock test by clicking on the link below : 


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UCEED Syllabus 2018


The detailed syllabus of UCEED 2018 has been provided below for the candidate to refer. Through the listed syllabus, the candidates could plan their studies and could also get information about which topics are supposed to be studied.


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 while thinking critically about them.

  • Application of attention to certain details, reasoning, analyzing, 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.

  • History of art, literature and sculpture.

  • Awareness of social and cultural connection with the design, history of the designed artifact and socially responsible and environmentally sustainable design responses.

Analytical and Logical Reasoning

  • Ability to weigh opinions, arguments or solutions against appropriate criteria.

  • Ability to look at information, be it qualitative or quantitative in nature and discern patterns within the information.

  • Ability to check for hidden bias or assumptions and whether evidence or 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, brain teasers and patterns.

Language and Creativity

  • Ability to understand and use standard English.

  • Reading comprehension, knowledge of English grammar such as sentence structure and usage, use of tenses, verb patterns, articles, and active and passive constructions, etc., along with vocabulary skills.

Design thinking and problem solving

  • Ability to think creatively in terms of alternatives, ability to distinguish innovative options and think out of the box.

  • Ability to use visual analogies, metaphors, signs and symbols.

  • Ability to understand complexity, identify problem, generate alternatives, evaluate options and select options.



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