IIT Bombay has released the syllabus for UCEED 2021 on the official website. The question paper consists of two parts: Part A and Part B. The syllabus is different for Part A and B. This post takes you through complete details about UCEED Syllabus 2021.

Part A exam comprises three sections whereas Part B would consist of one drawing question. The duration of the exam is 3 hours.

UCEED Exam Syllabus 2021 for Part A 

Part A section is conducted for 240 marks and the maximum time allotted is 2 hours 30 mins. The UCEED 2021 Syllabus for Part A consists of the following six topics.

  • Visualization and Spatial Ability
  • Observation and Design Sensitivity
  • Environmental and Social Awareness
  • Analytical and Logical Reasoning
  • Language and Creativity
  • Design Thinking and Problem Solving

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UCEED Visualization and Spatial Ability Syllabus

This section consists of pictorial and diagrammatic questions to test your understanding of transformation and/or manipulation of 2D shapes and 3D objects and their spatial relationships. Important things to study related to this topic are listed below:

  • Pattern and Design of Paper Folding Materials and Type of Texture
  • Texture Making Materials, Production Materials, Decoration Materials - Flooring, Cladding (protective material which covers the surface of something), Wall Protection and Decoration - Paints, Plasters, etc.
  • Conventional/Unconventional Materials for Construction, Design, and Decoration
  • Optical Illusion (2D/3D objects and understanding) 

Observation and Design Sensitivity Syllabus

The questions are designed to test your ability to detect concealed properties in ordinary things, people, situations, and events, and thinking critically about them. Applying attention to certain details, analyzing, reasoning, classifying, inferring, and predicting. Ability to discern subtle differences in visual properties and aesthetic outcomes. The following are some of the importnat topics that you need to prepare for the upcoming exam.

  •  Logos and Punchlines, Type of Logos, Designs of Logos Chronology, Hidden meanings in logos, Punchlines Perspective, Colour Theory, and Line Theory,
  •  Elements of Design, Principles of Design, Colour Psychology and Significance, Photography Evolution of Camera, Type of Cameras, Camera and its functioning technologies and terms Accessories, Photography Glossary,
  • Typography Element and Principles of Design Lines, Shape, Form, Colour, Pattern, Texture.

Environmental and Social Awareness Syllabus

This section tests your 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.

You should be aware of social and cultural connection with the design, history of the designed artifact, and socially responsible and environmentally sustainable design responses. History of art, sculpture, and literature. Important things to study related to this topic are listed below

  • History of Indian Art/Design, An overview of World Art, Art and Architecture, Social and Cultural relation with Art/Design.
  • Environmentally Sustainable Designs, Indian Cultural Background & Famous Structures, Musical instruments, Musical Maestros, Dance forms, Crafts and Dresses.

Analytical and Logical Reasoning Syllabus

This section of the UCEED Syllabus tests the ability to look at information, be it qualitative or quantitative in nature, and discern patterns within the information. You should have the ability to weigh opinions, arguments or solutions against appropriate criteria.

Also, you should have the ability to check for hidden bias or hidden assumptions and whether evidence and argument support conclusions, 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. Going through Data Interpretation, brainteasers, and patterns can be an advantage.

  • Arguments, Assumptions, Course of Action, Assertion, and Reasoning, Causes and Effect, Analogies, Direction and Distance, Mathematical Tricks, Cubes, Linear and Matrix Arrangement.
  •  Syllogism (a process of logic in which two general statements lead to a more particular statement) Punch Line, etc.

Language and Creativity Syllabus

  • You should have the ability to understand and use Standard English. Reading comprehension, knowledge of English grammar.
  • Also, you should be able to think creatively in terms of alternatives and you should have the ability to distinguish innovative options and think out of the box.

Design Thinking and Problem Solving Skills

You should have the ability to use visual analogies, metaphors, signs, and symbols. Also, you must be able to understand complexity, identify the problem, generate alternatives, evaluate the options, and select solutions.

UCEED Exam Syllabus for Part B 

As per the UCEED Exam Pattern, Part B of the UCEED exam consists of only one question for 60 marks. The time duration of Part B is 30 minutes. The question paper aims to test your drawing skills which will require subjective evaluation. 

Drawing Syllabus

You should have the ability to draw products, people, or scenes in proportion with good line quality, composition, proportion, perspective, and shading.

UCEED 2021 Books

It is important to choose the right books that cover all the topics as per the latest syllabus. You may consider referring to the books listed below during your UCEED Preparation.

Name of the Book Name of the Author
UCEED (B.Des) Entrance Books and Test Series Paperback AFAINDIA
The Design of Everyday Things: Revised and Expanded Edition Kindle Edition Don Norman
UCEED Design Environment & Social Awareness In Design Perspective Combined With Mental & Verbal Aptitude Institute of Creative Sciences
Comprehensive English for NID, NIFT, UCEED, CEED, NATA, B.Arch & Other Design Entrance Exams Paperback Designologue

FAQ's

How many parts are there in the UCEED Syllabus?

There are two parts in the UCEED Syllabus: Part A and Part B. Part A consists of 6 sections and Part B consists of Drawing.

What are the important topics that need to be prepared under observation and design sensivity Syllabus?

Elements of Design, Principles of Design, Colour Psychology and Significance, Photography Evolution of Camera, Type of Cameras, Camera and its functioning technologies and terms Accessories, Photography Glossary are some of the topics that need to be prepared under observation and design sensivity Syllabus.

What is the UCEED Syllabus for Environmental and social awareness?

History of Indian Art/Design, An overview of World Art, Art and Architecture, Social and Cultural relation with Art/Design.

How many sections are there in UCEED Part A Syllabus?

There are a total of three sections in the UCEED Part A Syllabus.

What is the syllabus of UCEED Exam?

The UCEED Syllabus consists of Visualization and Spatial Ability, Observation and Design Sensitivity, Analytical and Logical Reasoning, Language and Creativity, Environmental and Social Awareness, Design Thinking and Problem Solving and drawing.