Admissions to the Bachelor of Design (B.Des) programmes at IIT Bombay, IIT Guwahati and IIITDM Jabalpur are done through the Undergraduate Common Entrance Examination for Design (UCEED). Students who have passed Class XII (or equivalent) in 2018, or appearing in 2019, in ANY STREAM (Science, Commerce, or Arts & Humanities) are eligible to appear for UCEED 2019.
ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA FOR APPEARING IN UCEED 2019
A candidate, including a foreign national, must fulfil each and every one of the following three criteria to appear in UCEED 2019.
Criterion 1 – Age limit: The candidate should have been born on or after October 1, 1994 if belonging to the OPEN or OBC-NCL category and on or after October 1, 1989 if belonging to the SC, ST or PwD category.
Criterion 2 – Number of attempts: A candidate can attempt UCEED for a maximum of two times and that too in consecutive years. Note that UCEED score is valid for one year, and only for admissions in the corresponding academic year.
Criterion 3 – Qualifying examination: The candidate should have passed the qualifying examination (Class XII or equivalent) in 2018, OR appearing in 2019. Students from ALL STREAMS (Science, Commerce, and Arts & Humanities) are eligible. Those who appeared for the first time in their qualifying examination in 2017 or earlier are NOT eligible.
REGISTRATION FOR UCEED 2019
Candidates should register for appearing in UCEED 2019. Application can be done ONLY online through the registration portal linked from www.uceed.iitb.ac.in.
- Candidates should satisfy ALL THE THREE eligibility criteria [see 6. ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA FOR APPEARING IN UCEED 2019].
- Registration will be cancelled if, at a later date, it is found that the candidate does not meet any of the three eligibility criteria.
- Registration fee is NEITHER refundable NOR transferable.
- It will entirely be the responsibility of the candidate to provide the correct information regarding the qualifying exam and category, and upload the correct documents in the required formats in the registration form. Registration forms, incomplete in any way, will be summarily rejected and the registration will be considered invalid. The admitting institutes have the right to cancel, at any stage, the admission of a candidate in accordance with the rules and regulations in force, if it is found that any information provided by the candidate is incorrect or the registration is incomplete
DOCUMENTS REQUIRED FOR REGISTRATION FOR UCEED-2019
Given below is a list of certificates and other documents that are to be uploaded at the time of online registration for UCEED 2019. The certificates must be in the Central Government format as given in the appendices below.
- A recent colour photograph of full frontal (face) view, with the head centred in the frame covering 70–80% of the photograph and taken within the last six months. The photograph should be such that it allows unambiguous identification of the candidate (only JPEG image formats with file extension .jpg will be accepted).
- Scanned copy of candidate’s full signature on white paper (only JPEG image formats with file extension .jpg will be accepted).
- Qualifying examination certificate, if appeared in 2018 (only PDF formats with file extension .pdf will be accepted).
- Candidates who will be appearing in 2019 for the board exam, a certificate from the school/college principal in the given format (Appendix 1) should be uploaded (only PDF formats with file extension .pdf will be accepted).
- If the name is not same as in the Class XII certificate, gazette notification showing the change of name (only PDF formats with file extension .pdf will be accepted). Candidates seeking admission under the OBC-NCL, SC, ST or PwD category.
- OBC-NCL (Appendix – 2), Caste (for SC), tribe (for ST) (Appendix – 3) or PwD certificate (Appendix 4 – 7) issued by a competent authority (only PDF formats with file extension .pdf will be accepted). PwD Candidates requiring Scribe and/or Compensatory Time
- PwD candidates requiring scribe and/or compensatory time (20 min/hr) during the exam need to upload a request letter as per appendix (8 & 9).
- There will be ONE question paper of 3 hours duration.
- The question paper will be in English.
- The question paper will be administered through a computer based test.
- The question paper will carry a total of 300 marks.
The question paper will consist of 3 sections.
Section A: Numerical Answer Type (NAT) questions. For these questions, the answer is a number that needs to be entered using a virtual keyboard in the computer screen. No choices will be shown for these questions.
Section B: Multiple Select Questions (MSQ). Each MSQ has one or more correct answer(s) out of the four given choices.
Section C: Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ). Each MCQ has four choices out of which only one is the correct answer.
The exam will have questions from the following six topics:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Design thinking and problem solving
Ability to use visual analogies, metaphors, signs and symbols. Ability to understand complexity, identify problem, generate alternatives, evaluate options and select solutions.
SEATS AVAILABLE FOR ACADEMIC YEAR 2019-2020