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50+ SILICA students have cracked UCEED / CEED exam and got admission into IIT for Design.

8 reasons why SILICA’s UCEED Study Material helps students top UCEED 2020 exam:

1.Created by IIT / NID Alumni
5.Past 5 Years Solved Papers
2.Mapped to NEW UCEED Exam Pattern
6.Personal Improvement Guide
3.Scientific Approach to Learning
7.Doubt Solving Workshop
4.10 Full Mock Tests & Solutions
8.Online App. Learn 24x7.
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UCEED Study Material kit 2021/2022 - Table of Contents

# Modules Highlights
1 Self Study Books Set of 13 Books for DAT & GAT preparation and 10 Mock Tests.
2 Online Learning Module Online App with Videos, E-Books, Quizzes, Assignments for DAT & GAT
3 Personal Improvement Guide Personal Guide to help students improve their results
4 Doubt Solving Workshops At SILICA centers across 10 cities in India

I. Books: The Study Material Kit contains 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 fashion 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 fashion 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 (see below).
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

II. Online Learning Module (OLM):SILICA’s OLM is free for students who have ordered this Study Material Kit. The OLM can be accessed at or through Moodle App (available on Google Play Store & Apple Store). Your username and password will be sent to you by email and SMS once your Study Books are dispatched. The OLM contains following:
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# OLM Course Course Contents
1 UCEED Design Aptitude (DAT) Visual E-Books on:
- Last 5 years UCEED Papers solved
- 20 ways to develop a Portfolio,
- 10 Example Portfolios of SILICA’s Past Toppers.

Special UCEED GAT:
- 500+ Video Solutions of Past Paper Questions
- 1000+ Practice Questions for Objective Section of UCEED exam
- Bonus: 16 Quizzes / 300+ Practice Questions of MCQ, MSQ & NAT type
2 UCEED General Ability (GAT) - 15 Quizzes / 300+ Practice Questions on Quantitative & Logical Ability
- 6 Quizzes / 200+ Practice Questions on English Communication
- 50+ Topics on GK & Current Affairs
- 60+ Assignments to submit for GK & Current Affairs

III. Personal Improvement Guide: We appoint a Personal Guide to each student, who helps the students plan their preparation and make most of their Study Material Kit. This helps students in achieving better results in their entrance exam. To get in touch with your Personal Improvement Guide, call 088799 68338.

IV. Doubt Solving Workshops: Students who buy this kit also have access to Doubt Solving Workshops, which will be organized at SILICA centers across Mumbai, Pune, Delhi, Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Indore, Nagpur, Kanpur, Lucknow, Nashik & Aurangabad in the month of December 2020. To get dates of the workshops, please call your Personal Guide.

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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 study material is the tool which enables students to do so in the best possible manner. The syllabi for UCEED exam and the details of the material are discussed below.

Syllabus for UCEED examination 2021/2022

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 consists of previous years’ questions, mock test questions, and many solved questions based on different patterns. To help students in memorizing the concepts for UCEED examination 2020, 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. The full study material emphasizes the following elements:

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 - 2020 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 2020-21:

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
Online Application Form available 9 October 2019
Last date of Online Application 9 October 2019
UCEED Exam 18 January 2020
Release of Final Answer Key for Part A 4 February 2020
Declaration of UCEED result 13 March 2020
Application of BDes program 8 to 30 June 2020
Seat allotment rounds 4 to 11 July 2020
Commencement of academic year 15 July 2020

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, 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 2019 exam was conducted on 20 January, 2019. From 2015 to 2019, UCEED exam only had the Part A (Objective Section). The comparison of the weightage of different topics in Part A of the exam is as follows:

Subject 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015
1. Visualization and spatial ability 47.7% 20% 45.3% 33% 39%
2. Observation and design sensitivity 15.3% 12% 8.3% 11.3% 14%
3. Environmental and social awareness 5.3% 18.7% 10% 19% 18%
4. Analytical and logical reasoning 31.7% 36% 27.3% 31.3% 23%
5. Language and creativity 6% 5.3% 9% 13.3% 0%
6. Design thinking and problem solving
Total Marks % → 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%

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