UCEED Syllabus 2021 - Indian Institute of technology(IIT), Bombay prescribed the syllabus of UCEED are the topics in which the questions of the entrance exam for both Part A and Part B will be framed according to it. Aspiring students must look through the UCEED 2021 syllabus to get an idea about the important topics so that they can prepare duly. As per the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Bombay the syllabus of UCEED for Part A and Part B are different. The specified UCEED syllabus 2021 includes products drawing, scenes or objects in proportion with good line quality, composition, perspective, proportion and shading. UCEED 2021 syllabus consists of a total of six topics which again split up into different sub topics. UCEED 2021 will be conducted most likely in the third week of January to offer admission for undergraduate courses in different programmes in participating institutes and result sharing institutes. Candidates must practice the sample paper of UCEED after knowing all the topics which will be asked in the entrance test. Look through the UCEED syllabus 2021 article to know all the details about it.

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UCEED 2021 Syllabus

The UCEED syllabus for part A consists of six topics. Students can check the syllabus of UCEED from the following.

UCEED Syllabus 2021 for Part A

1. Observation and Design Sensitivity

  • Students must be able to observe the hidden properties in people, events, ordinary things, situations and must have the ability to think critically about them.

  • Aspirants must have the ability to apply attention to reasoning, classifying, analyzing, predicting and inferring. Also they must be able to find the subtle differences in visual properties and aesthetic outcomes.

2. Visualization and spatial ability

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  • In this section, such questions like manipulation of 2D shapes and 3D objects and their spatial relationships, scientific concepts and knowledge of practical, understanding of transformation and everyday mechanical.

3. Environmental and Social Awareness

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

  • The questions will be framed on the basis of awareness of social and cultural connection with the history of the design, environmentally sustainable design response and socially responsible, designed artefact, sculpture, literature and history of art.

4. Language and Creativity

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  • Students must have a good knowledge of English grammar such as verb pattern, uses of tenses, active and passive as well as sentence structure.

  • Aspirants must be able to understand standard English

  • Candidates must have good vocabulary skills and comprehension.

  • Aspiring candidates must be able to think creatively with regard to alternatives, ability to distinguish innovative options and get off the beaten track.

5. Analytical and logical reasoning

  • Candidates must be able to look at the discern pattern within the information, be it qualitative or quantitative in nature.

  • Students must be able to weigh opinions, arguments or solutions against appropriate criteria.

  • Candidates must have the ability to use logic and structured thinking to reduce from a short passage which statements are the most accurate response to a posed question.

  • Aspiring students must also be able to examine the discern bias and assumptions, whether evidence and support conclusions

  • Questions will be asked based on data interpretation, brain teasers and patterns.

6. Design Thinking and Problem solving

  • Students must have the ability to used signs, visual analogies, symbols and metaphors

  • Aspirants must have the ability to understand the complexity, identification of the problems and select solutions and general alternatives.

UCEED 2021 Syllabus - Part B

1. Drawing

  • Candidates must be able to draw people, products or scenes in proportion with good line quality, proportion, composition, perspective and shading.

UCEED 2021 Exam Pattern

Going through the exam pattern of UCEED, students will be able to get a fair idea about the parameters of the test such as type of questions, how many questions will be asked from each topic, maximum marks allocated, marks per question and topics, mode of exam, duration of the entrance test etc. Students are advised to look through the UCEED exam pattern 2021 to know all the details so that they can prepare for the test accordingly. UCEED 2021 exam pattern will help the candidates to tackle the exam easily and secure good marks.

UCEED 2021 Sample Paper

IIT Bombay will provide the sample paper of UCEED that contains the previous year questions which indeed help the students to get acquainted with the type of questions asked in the entrance exam. Solving the UCEED sample paper 2021 aspirants will know about the difficulty level of the exam as well identify their strong and weak points. Practicing the previous year questions will help the candidates to see the back of exam fear and stimulate the confidence level.

UCEED Preparation Tips

  • Go through the UCEED syllabus and exam pattern thoroughly, know all the topics and the weightage of questions in each section, then prepare for the exam accordingly.

  • Practice those questions relating to geometry or picture as this type of question will evaluate your skills of creativity and imagination

  • As per your ability make a proper schedule of the time which you can devote while preparing for the entrance test. Proper time management is a mandatory aspect in every successful story.

  • Practice previous year questions. It will help you in building your confidence and reliability level of the answer.

  • Boost your creativity. Try to think out of the box as design is not all about aesthetic but at the same time it's about how innovative your idea is.

  • Have a look at the general awareness and current affairs as well.

  • Practice free hand sketching.

Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - UCEED Syllabus 2021

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: Are UCEED Question Paper available for previous year?


Yes, the sample paper for UCEED 2021 are available. One can download for practising the model questions.

Question: I appeared for UCEED 2020 but did not qualify. Can I appear for UCEED 2021?


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

Question: What are the topics covered in UCEED Part A?


The topics covered in the syllabus of UCEED for Part A are as follows.

  • Observation and Design Sensitivity 

  • Visualization and spatial ability

  • Language and Creativity

  • Environmental and Social Awareness

  • Analytical and logical reasoning

  • Design Thinking and Problem solving

Question: What is the syllabus of UCEED 2021 for Part B?


The question for UCEED Part B is based on drawing. So aspirants must practice sketching.

Question: What is the specified syllabus for UCEED syllabus for Part B?


The specified UCEED syllabus 2021 includes products drawing, scenes or objects in proportion with good line quality, composition, perspective, proportion and shading.

Question: Is it important to practice questions related to pictures and geometry?


Aspiring students who are planning to appear in the UCEED entrance test must practice the questions related to geometry and pictures and such questions will scrutinize the creativity level and imagination skills of a candidate. 

Question: As per the specified exam parameters, what is the mode of UCEED entrance test?


Part A is a computer based exam however part B will be conducted on the basis of pen and paper mode. 

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).

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whats the Cutoff trend for CSD at IIIT Delhi via Uceed

Maria Sunny 31st Mar, 2020


The cut offs for CSD at IIIT Delhi  may vary every year.The closing ranks for round 1 admission to CSD via UCEED is given below :

GNGND - 476

OBGND - 1979

For round 2 :

GNGND - 607

SCGND - 871

For 2018 the cut off rank for GNGND category was 1033.


hi i scored AIR 22 in UCEED 2020. Will i be able to get into IIT Bombay? what are my chances.

Maria Sunny 19th Mar, 2020

Hello Ishita,

According to last year closing ranks AIR 22 in UCEED 2020 can definitely get you into IIT Bombay.Closing ranks for different category in IIT Bombay are given below :

Round 1:

General - 21

Gen PWD - 1

OBC NCL - 11


SC   - 8

ST   - 2

Round 2 :

General - 22

Gen PWD - 3

OBC NCL - 12


SC   - 8

ST   - 2

Round 3 :

General - 22

Gen PWD - 3

OBC NCL - 12


SC   - 8

ST   - 2

AIR 22 is at the brim of gettin you into IIT Bombay, but you have definitely got a chance.


UCEED 2020, Category: GEN, AIR 52. Chances for iit bombay,guwahati and hyderabad?

Maria Sunny 18th Mar, 2020

Hello Jean,

As per the closing ranks for UCEED 2019 in IIT Bombay, IIT Guwahati and IIT Hyderabad you do have a chance for getting admission.The closing ranks for these IITs are given below :

First Round :

IIT Bombay      -21

IIT Guwahati   - 60

IIT Hyderabad - 58

Second Round :

IIT Bombay      -22

IIT Guwahati   - 72

IIT Hyderabad - 76

Third Round :

IIT Bombay      -22

IIT Guwahati   - 77

IIT Hyderabad - 90

IIT Bombay requires AIR around 20 for admission.But you have a better chance of getting admission in IIT Guwahati and IIT Hyderabad.

All the best!!!


My daughter has rank#3. Her interest area is animation. Which IIT is best for her? Or shall we wait for NID?

Shivam bhardwaj Student Expert 19th Mar, 2020

Hello aspirant,

Hope you are doing well.

Among IITs, IIT Bombay will be best option for your daughter but keep in mind NID is also one of the top Institute in India.  If she can get that college then what could be the better option.

Good luck

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