UCEED Syllabus 2020
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UCEED Syllabus 2020- Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay (IIT) released UCEED 2020 syllabus. IIT Bombay released new UCEED syllabus 2020 which contains topics from which the questions were asked in Part A and B. Candidates must adhere to UCEED syllabus 2020 for the preparation of the entrance exam. The syllabus of UCEED includes drawing of products, scenes or people in proportion with good line quality, composition, proportion, perspective, and shading. UCEED 2020 syllabus contains all the sections and topics from which questions will be asked in the entrance exam. The syllabus of UCEED 2020 contains a total of six topics which are again divided further into various subtopics. With the help of UCEED 2020 syllabus, candidates will be able to plan their preparation strategy accordingly. UCEED 2020 was conducted on January 18. Apart from the UCEED 2020 syllabus, candidates can also check UCEED previous years' sample papers. Read the full article to get all the information about UCEED syllabus 2020.
Latest: IIT Bombay released the final UCEED 2020 Answer Key on February 4. Result of UCEED 2020 will be declared on March 13.

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UCEED 2020 Syllabus

UCEED syllabus 2020 comprises the following six topics. Each section includes multiple select questions, numerical answer type questions and multiple-choice questions.

UCEED syllabus 2020



Part A


Observation and design sensitivity


Visualization and spatial ability


Analytical and logical reasoning


Environmental and social awareness


Design thinking and problem solving


Language and creativity

Part B

Detailed UCEED Syllabus 2020

Candidates can check the details of each section of UCEED. By going through the topics, candidates will get to know “how to solve questions” and will also be able to draw a plan for their preparation for UCEED 2020.

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Syllabus of UCEED 2020 for Observation and Design Sensitivity

  • Candidates should have the ability to detect hidden properties in people, ordinary things, events, situation and they can think critically about them.

  • Should be able to apply attention to analyzing, classifying, reasoning. Inferring and predicting. Apart from that, they should be able to recognize subtle differences in aesthetic outcomes and visual properties.

UCEED Syllabus 2020 - Visualization and Spatial Ability

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  • In this topic, questions will be asked from, manipulation of 2D shapes and 3D objects and their spatial relationships, understanding of transformation, scientific concepts and knowledge of practical and everyday mechanical.

UCEED 2020 Syllabus for Analytical and Logical Reasoning

  • Questions will be asked from data interpretation, pattern and from brainteasers section.

  • Applicant should be able to use logic and structured thinking to deduce from a short passage, which statements are the most accurate response to a posed question.

  • Should have the ability to weigh opinions, arguments or solutions against appropriate criteria.

  • Also have the ability to check hidden bias or hidden assumptions, argument support conclusions and whether evidence.

UCEED Syllabus 2020 for Environmental and Social Awareness

  • In this section, questions will be asked from a population, climate, vegetation, water, weather, pollution, natural resource etc. and their implications on the images, design of products, environment and infrastructure.

  • Questions will be based on awareness of social and cultural connection with the history of the designed artefact, design, environmentally sustainable design response and socially responsible, sculpture, Literature and History of art.

Syllabus of UCEED 2020 for Design Thinking and Problem Solving

  • Candidates should be able to use visual analogies, signs, metaphors and symbols.

  • Candidates should be able to understand the complexity, general alternatives, identify the problem and select solutions.

UCEED Syllabus for Language & Creativity

  • Applicant should have good command over English grammar such as it’s usage and sentence structure, verb pattern, use of tenses, active and passive construction and articles.

  • Should have ability to understand standard English.

  • Should have good comprehension and vocabulary skills.

  • Candidates should have the ability to think creatively, and able to distinguish innovative options.

PART B- Drawing

Candidates will be assessed on their ability to draw products, people or scenes in proportion with good line quality, composition, proportion, perspective, and shading.

UCEED Exam Pattern 2020

With the help of UCEED 2020 exam pattern, candidates will get to know how many questions will be asked in the different sections, how many marks are allocated in each section, in which mode UCEED entrance exam will be conducted. Candidates are advised to go through with the UCEED exam pattern and draw a clear cut timetable for UCEED exam preparation.

Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - UCEED Syllabus 2020

Question: What are the topics which form part of syllabus of UCEED?


While preparing for the UCEED entrance exam, candidates must check the topics from which the questions will be asked. The topics from which questions will be asked and will form part of UCEED syllabus are:

  • Observation and design sensitivity

  • Visualization and spatial ability

  • Analytical and logical reasoning

  • Environmental and social awareness

  • Design thinking and problem solving

  • Language and creativity

Question: What is the difference between UCEED and CEED?


UCEED is for B.Des (Bachelor of Design) and CEED is for M.Des (Masters of Design).

Question: I appeared for UCEED 2019 but did not qualify. Can I appear for UCEED 2020?


Yes you can, but you should meet the age criteria and year of passing qualification.

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what is difference between CEED and UCEED

hrithik jain 21st Feb, 2020


CEED is common Entrance exam for design and is conducted for getting admission in IITs and IISc for their designing courses whereas UCEED is an undergraduate course conducted to get admission in UG B.design for IIT like Bangalore, and IIITD and various other private colleges also accept the scores for the admissions.


I have passed class 12 in 2018 and do class 12 again in 2019 from nios can I give uceed 2020

Sharon Rose Student Expert 18th Feb, 2020
UCEED 2020 exam date has already passed.The exam was conducted on January 18, 2020.You cannot give exam in 2020 now.And the eligibility criteria to appear in 2021 is that a candidate must have passed 10+2 in 2020 and candidates appearing in 2021 are also eligible.But you are not be eligible to appear in 2021.

if I pass class 12 in 2016 and do class 12 again in 2018 can I give uceed 2019 I have not attempt uceed single time

Shareef 14th Feb, 2020

There are 3 criteria for appearing in UCEED 2020. You should be been born on or after October 1, 1995 if you belong to UR/EWS/OBC-NCL and on or after October 1, 1990 if you belong to SC,ST,PWD. You can attempt UCEED only upto 2 times in consecutive years. You should have passed 12th or equivalent in 2019 or should appear in 2020. Those who wrote their 12th in 2018 or before that are not eligible. You wrote your 12th in 2018 and so you are not eligible for UCEED 2020.


Is it necessary to attempt UCEED exam to go for b.Arch ?

Vikas gehlot 25th Jan, 2020

No uceed is for admission to bachelor of design course offered by some of the top institutes including IIT Bombay and IIT Guwahati.

To go for B arch course you need to appear for JEE main paper 2 and if you are interested in bachelor of architecture offered by IIT Kharagpur in IIT Roorkee then you need to first qualify JEE main paper 1 and then appear for JEE advanced after qualifying JEE advanced you need to appear for architecture aptitude test and once you clear architecture aptitude test then you will be able to take admission in to B Arch course offered by IIT Roorkee and IIT Kharagpur


Hello sir/madam! I want to join b.arch course after 12th. What exams should I attempt? What are UCEED, NATA exams? What books should I study? I know nothing. Please help me. Thank you!

Sanjay Khandelwal 25th Jan, 2020
You can join any institute with a valid NATA score. NATA is an exam for candidates who want to join any college for artitecture degree. You will have to apply to college with your valid NATA certificate, they will give you admission based on your score. There are many online resources available for the exam. Exam has drawing and other paper which checks your ability to study the course. Nimish madan, pk mishra, arihant publication etc
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