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UCEED 2021/2022 - Study Material Kit

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2.1,000+ video solutions
6.50+ Drawing Videos
3.1,000+ sample questions
7.5 Years Solved Papers
4.10 Full Mock Tests
8.10 DAT & GAT Books

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UCEED 2021/2022 Study Material - Table of Contents

# Modules Highlights
1 Online Learning App Online App with Video Lessons, PDFs, Part A Quizzes, Part B Questions for UCEED.
2 Books Set of 10 UCEED Books for DAT & GAT preparation
3 Doubt Solving At SILICA centers across 11 cities in India

I. Online Learning Module (OLM): The Online Kit is made up of the Online Learning App. It can be accessed at learn.silica.co.in or through Moodle App (available on Google Play Store & Apple Store). Study Books Kit orders get the App free as part of their Kit. See the detailed content
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1 Introduction to This Course
2 Maths & Logic - 500+ Video Solutions
3 Math & Logic - 40+ Quizzes
4 Design Aptitude - 10+ Quizzes
5 GAT English - 5+ Quizzes
6 GAT Maths - 20+ Quizzes
7 GK & Current Affairs - 50+ PDFs
8 GK & Current Affairs - 10+ Quizzes
9 NAT, MSQ, MCQ - 16+ Quizzes

1 Introduction to This Course
2 UCEED - All Information
3 Drawing & Design - 50+ Video Lessons
4 Design Aptitude Book
5 Other Design Schools Prep
6 UCEED - Past 6 Years Papers
7 UCEED - 6 Mock Tests
8 NID Past Papers
9 NID Mock Test Papers

II. Study Books: Study Books Kit orders contain a set of 10 books as follows:
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Book No. Description of the Book Purpose of the book / How to study from the books
1 Introduction to Drawing & Design These 5 Books are to prepare for Drawing section, which carries 20% weightage in UCEED Exam.

Every design entrance exam will check Drawing, Design & Creativity skills. The books will help students learn drawing & design through a step by step learning approach. The books are made of lectures. Each lecture covers key topics. Students are expected to complete the learning exercises, exploration exercises and application exercises. The outcome from these exercises can become part of the students’ portfolio, which is required for admission to most design schools.
2 Color Theory & Compositions
3 Perspective & Object Drawing
4 Human Figure Drawing
5 Compositions & Memory Drawing
6 1. Numerical Ability - Practice Sets These 4 Books are to prepare for General Ability Test (GAT) section, which may carry 80% weightage in UCEED Exams.

Every design entrance exam will check basic mental ability or IQ of the students. These books are made of practice sets to test and improve your skills of topics like Quantitative, Analytical Reasoning, English Communication & General Knowledge abilities. Students should complete these practice sets and check their answers against solutions given in the books. More such topics and assignments are included in SILICA’s Online Learning Module.
7 2. English Communication & Comprehension – Practice Sets
8 3. Reasoning & Logical Deduction – Practice Sets
9 4. General Awareness & Case Studies – Practice Sets
10 UCEED Design Aptitude Development Book This book is specially designed by NID / IIT Alumni for SILICA students. The book contains 10 most important topics on Design Aptitude (DAT) based on questions in NID, MIT, Srishti etc past papers. For each topic, it has tips for solving questions, activities to develop creative aptitude, online links to study and questions expected in the UCEED Drawing paper.

III. Doubt Solving Workshops: For all Study Books Kit orders, Doubt Solving Workshops can be arranged for students with doubts. The Workshops are held online on Zoom. To get dates of the workshops, please call your Personal Guide.

UCEED 2019 Question Paper Solved

A systematic preparation goes a long way toward enhancing the chances of students in any examination. UCEED examination is not an exception to this rule. The syllabus for UCEED is a mixture of both simple and complex concepts. Given this fact, it is imperative on the part of students to develop a clear understanding of all the concepts linked to the syllabus to take UCEED examination with confidence.

UCEED Exam Pattern & Syllabus

Features of UCEED Study material 2021/2022:

UCEED study material for 2021 covers the basics as well as the advanced concepts of the aforementioned syllabi for UCEED examination. The rationale behind designing the study material for UCEED is to make it simple and easy for students to focus on exam-oriented questions and the way to answer them in the best possible manner.

The SILICA UCEED exam study material has been prepared by eminent experts with several years of experience under their belt. It is essentially a study guide consisting of video lessons, books, PDFs, previous years’ questions, mock test questions, and many solved questions based on different UCEED exam patterns. To help students in memorizing the concepts for UCEED examination 2021, UCEED 2021 study material presents important information concerning the various concepts in tabular form.

Authors of the UCEED entrance study material hope that their work will help students in grasping the concepts with ease so they can do well in their UCEED entrance examinations.

Thus, it is a comprehensive study guide which aims at acquainting the students thoroughly with the basic concepts. Overall, it comes across in six modules: each module is dedicated to a particular syllabus and attaches importance to the preparation for the examination.

It is available online. To buy UCEED study material 2021, you need to order it online on the website. After clicking on the “order now” option, you will be redirected to another page wherein you will need to input some basic information on a form. Once you fill up all the details, you need to click on the “register button” and then proceed to the payment page to complete the process.

All About UCEED by IIT - 2021/2022 Attempt

UCEED is Undergraduate Common Entrance Exam for Design conducted by IIT Bombay. UCEED is the entrance exam for admission to Bachelor of Design (BDes) program at IIT Bombay, IIT Guwahati, IIT Hyderabad and IIITDM Jabalpur.

UCEED scores as also accepted for admission by:

  1. Anant National University, Ahmedabad
  2. ARCH College of Design and Business, Jaipur
  3. Chitkara University, Punjab
  4. Central Institute of Technology, Kokrajhar
  5. Delhi Technological University, Delhi
  6. Khyati School of Design, Ahmedabad
  7. Lovely Professional University, Phagwara, Punjab
  8. MIT World Peace University, Pune
  9. Nirma University, Ahmedabad
  10. Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology, Bengaluru
  11. University of Petroleum and Energy Studies, Dehradun
  12. U.P. Institute of Design, Noida
  13. Vivekananda Global University, Jaipur
  14. VIT University, Vellore
  15. World University of Design, Delhi NCR
  16. Aram Center for Art, Design and Environmental Studies, Coimbatore

The IITs offer a common, general BDes program. There are no specializations / disciplines available for the BDes programs. The no of seats available for each category for Bachelor of Design program at different institutes is given below:

IITB 15 4 10 5 3 2* 37
IITG 22 6 14 7 4 3 56
IITH 6 1 3 2 1 0 13
IIITDMJ 15 3 10 6 3 1 38
Total 58 14 37 20 11 0 14

*Note: PD reservations @ 5% (total 2 seats) will be horizontal across all categories and will consume seats from within other categories.


The candidate should have been born on or after October 1, 1995 if belonging to the OPEN or OBC-NCL category and, on or after October 1, 1990 if belonging to the SC, ST or PwD category.


The candidate should have qualified, i.e., obtained a rank in UCEED 2020.


The candidate should have passed the qualifying examination (Class XII or equivalent) in 2019 or appearing in 2020. Those who appeared for the first time in their qualifying examination in 2018 or earlier are NOT eligible. Consequently, a candidate can appear for UCEED exam a maximum of 2 times and that too in consecutive years.

Note: Candidates from the Science Stream with Physics, Chemistry and Maths as subjects are eligible to apply to all the four institutes. Candidates from any other stream (Science without Maths or Physics or Chemistry, Commerce, and Arts & Humanities) are eligible to apply to only IIT Bombay, IIT Hyderabad and IIITDM Jabalpur, not IIT Guwahati.

Admission to BDes program at IITs is on the basis of the candidate’s UCEED score. Only UCEED 2020 qualified students can apply for admission to the BDes program. UCEED score will be the only selection criteria for BDes admissions at IIT Bombay, IIT Guwahati, IIT Hyderabad and IIITDM Jabalpur.

The 4 institutes will have a common application form for admission to their respective BDes programs. The UCEED Office, IIT Bombay will process the common application form and carry out the joint seat allocation process. Key Dates are:

UCEED Exam: 18 January 2020

UCEED Result: 13 March 2020

BDes Application: 6 June 2020

The application process is simple and has the following key steps:

  1. Register and apply through common IIT Bombay Admissions Portal
  2. Upload digital copies of relevant documents
  3. Pay application processing fee of Rs 2,000/-
  4. Submit priority order for choice of institutes
  5. Detailed instructions are provided within the online application portal.

The fees are revised every year just before the BDes application process starts. For general idea, these are the annual fees for admission year 2021-22:

One time fee at Admission 10,000 20,000 15,000 7,000
Tuition Fees* 2,00,000 2,00,000 2,00,000 1,08,000
Other Fees 15,000 10,000 20,000 10,000
Mess & Hostel Charges* 60,000 40,000 45,000 35,000
Total 2,85,000 2,70,000 2,80,000 1,60,000


  1. The Tuition Fees are waived off for all SC / ST category students.
  2. The Mess & Hostel Charges are waived off for economically backward SC / ST students.

  1. The question paper will consist of two parts: Part A (Objective Section) and Part B (Drawing Section)
  2. The question paper will be for 300 marks. Part A = 240 marks. Part B = 60 marks.
  3. exam will be for 3 hours. Part A = 2.5 hours. Part B = 30 mins.
  4. The question paper will be in English.
  5. Questions from both parts are compulsory.

PART-A - 240 marks | 2.5 hours

The summary of the paper structure is given below:

Section # Questions Question Nos Marks / Ques Negative Marks Total Marks
NAT 18 1—18 4 0 72
MSQ 18 19—36 4 −0.19 72
MCQ 32 37—68 3 −0.71 96
Total Part A 68 1-68 - - 240

PART-B - 60 marks | 30 mins

  1. Part-B of UCEED paper consists of one question which will test drawing skills.
  2. It will require subjective evaluation.
  3. The question in Part-B will be displayed on the computer screen and the answer has to be written/drawn in Part-B answer booklets, which will be collected at the end of the examination.
  4. Part-B question is mandatory for evaluation of UCEED paper.

The syllabus in each part of UCEED exam is as follows:

I. Part A (Objective Section) Part A of the UCEED exam will have questions from the following topics-

  1. 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.
  2. Observation and design sensitivity: Ability to detect concealed properties in ordinary things, people, situations, and events, and thinking critically about them. Applying attention to certain details, analysing, reasoning, classifying, inferring and predicting. Ability to discern subtle differences in visual properties and aesthetic outcomes.
  3. 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. Awareness of social and cultural connection with design, history of the designed artefact, and socially responsible and environmentally sustainable design responses. History of art, sculpture and literature.
  4. Analytical and logical reasoning: Ability to look at information, be it qualitative or quantitative in nature, and discern patterns within the information. Ability to weigh opinions, arguments or solutions against appropriate criteria. Ability to check for hidden bias or hidden assumptions and whether evidence and 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, brainteasers, and patterns.
  5. Language and creativity: Ability to understand and use Standard English. Reading comprehension, knowledge of English grammar. Ability to think creatively in terms of alternatives, ability to distinguish innovative options and think out of the box.
  6. Design thinking and problem solving: Ability to use visual analogies, metaphors, signs and symbols. Ability to understand complexity, identify the problem, generate alternatives, evaluate the options and select solutions.

SILICA Experts Note: The expected weightage of different topics of the UCEED syllabus is as follows

Subject Expected Weightage
1. Visualization and spatial ability 25%
2. Observation and design sensitivity 15%
3. Environmental and social awareness 10%
4. Analytical and logical reasoning 25%
5. Language and creativity 10%
6. Design thinking and problem solving 15%
Total Marks % → 100%

II. Part B (Subjective Section): Part B of the UCEED exam will have one question which will test the candidate’s ability to draw products, people or scenes in proportion with good line quality, composition, proportion, perspective, and shading.

SILICA Experts Note: The answers to these questions are assessed on the basis of:

i. The Idea or Concept: How creative, unique, interesting, sensible the idea or concept of the answer is.

ii. The Presentation: Quality of visualization, technical drawing, coloring, overall presentation.

Download the Past / Original papers for UCEED exam from the following link-

The original UCEED papers for 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019 are available at the above link along with expert analyses by SILICA experts.

These are the important dates in the admission process of BDes at IITs through UCEED score:

Important Steps BDes / GDPD
Start date for Online Registration September 09, 2020
Last date for Online Registration with regular fee November 10, 2020
Last date for Online Registration with late fee November 17, 2020
Start date for Admit Card downloading January 01, 2021 onwards
UCEED 2021 Examination Sunday January 17, 2021
09:00 am to 12:00 pm
Release of Draft Answer Key for Part-A January 21, 2021
Last date for sending Comments about Draft Answer Key January 24, 2021, 5:00 PM
Release of Final Answer Key for Part-A, Average and Std Deviation January 31, 2021
Declaration of result March 10, 2021
Start date for Score Card downloading March 10, 2021

UCEED will be conducted in the following 24 cities in India: Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Bhopal, Bhubaneshwar, Chandigarh, Chennai, Dehradun, Delhi, Ernakulum, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Kolkata, Kozhikode, Lucknow, Mumbai, Nagpur, Panaji, Patna, Pune, Raipur, Thiruvananthapuram, Thrissur and Visakhapatnam. There will be on international exam center in Dubai.

Note: IIT Bombay reserves the right to drop any city for conducting the exam due to poor response. Students have to select top 3 choices. If a city is dropped from the list, then the later choices are offered to the student.

A rank list is prepared based on the combined marks obtained in Part A + B of the UCEED exam. Only candidates who score the minimum prescribed marks in each section of both Part-A and Part-B and minimum total marks will be included in the rank list. The minimum prescribed marks varies with the category as shown in the table below:

Merit List Minimum % of marks in each Section of Part-A and Part-B Minimum Total Marks
Common Rank List (CRL) 10 100
OBC-NCL rank list 9 90
SC rank list 5 50
ST rank list 5 50
PwD rank list 5 50

SILICA Expert Notes:

  1. Candidates equal to about 10 times the number of seats available obtain ranks in the UCEED exam.
  2. Obtaining a rank in UCEED 2020 does not guarantee admission to the B. Des program. Only top 200 ranks or so obtain admission in IITs.
  3. However, UCEED score is considered for admission by several other Design Institutes for admission.

Part-A of the examination is a computer based test, there is no scope for review, re-grading or re-totalling of the Part-A marks of the examination paper. UCEED 2020 Question Paper and Draft Answer Key (Part-A) will be released on the UCEED website on January 25, 2020. Candidates can check the draft answer key and compare their answers to know the correct answers. Any discrepancy/comment must be addressed to uceed@iitb.ac.in, on or before January 31, 2020. Candidates have to mention "Comments on Answer Keys" in the subject of the mail.

The evaluation of Part-B will be done manually by two evaluators independently. If the difference in marks is less than 20%, then a simple average of the marks will be considered. If the difference in marks is greater than 20%, then the paper will be evaluated by a third evaluator. A simple average of the closest of 2 evaluators will be selected as the final marks. There is no scope for re-evaluation of the Part B of UCEED exam.

UCEED 2021 exam will be conducted on 17 January 2021. From 2015 to 2020, the comparison of the weightage of different topics in Part A of the exam is as follows:

Subject 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015
1. Visualization and spatial ability 50% 45% 28% 45% 33% 39%
2. Observation and design sensitivity 15% 15.3% 12% 8% 11% 14%
3. Environmental and social awareness 5% 5% 9% 10% 19% 18%
4. Analytical and logical reasoning 25% 30% 36% 27% 31% 23%
5. Language and creativity 5% 5% 5% 10% 6% 9%
6. Design thinking and problem solving
Total Marks % → 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%

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