UCEED 2022: Syllabus, exam pattern, and marking scheme

UCEED is a design aptitude test conducted by IIT Bombay to shortlist candidates for BDes admission at IITB, IITG, IITH and IIITDM Jabalpur. Know the UCEED paper pattern, syllabus and marking scheme.

UCEED 2022: Syllabus, exam pattern, and marking scheme
Lilina Naorem | Aug 25, 2021 - 6:28 p.m. IST
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NEW DELHI: The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay conducts UCEED every year under the guidance of the UCI. The UCEED exam is open to both national and foreign students. The design entrance test is conducted at the national level in multiple cities.

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Design aspirants seeking admission in IIT Bombay, IIT Guwahati, IIT Hyderabad and IIITDM Jabalpur are required to qualify the UCEED exam. Being a highly competitive exam, cracking UCEED required consistent preparation and dedication.

Aspirants planning to appear in UCEED 2022 can kick-start their preparation with an effective preparation strategy to ace the entrance test with a good score. It is imperative for the design aspirants to understand the UCEED exam pattern 2022 and syllabus. Take a quick glimpse at UCEED 2022 exam pattern.

UCEED 2022 Exam Pattern - Overview



Exam mode

Part A - Online

Part B - Pen and paper mode

Total duration of the exam

3 hours

Duration allotted to each part

Part A - 2 hours 30 minutes

Part B - 30 minutes

Medium of the language


Maximum marks allotted


Aspirants should also know the marking scheme of UCEED 2022. Knowing the marking scheme is important to know how candidates are graded for each question and section. The UCEED marking scheme mentions the mark allotted for every correct response and mark deducted for every incorrect answer.

UCEED marking scheme


Question format

Marking Scheme

Number of questions and marks

UCEED Part A - A maximum 240 marks is allotted in Part A. Candidates have 2 hours 30 minutes to complete UCEED part A paper.

Section 1

Numerical Answer Type (NAT)

Question Number 1-18

  • There is no negative marking for wrong answers.

  • For non response questions, zero marks will be given.

  • For each correct response, 4 marks will be given.

  • 18 numerical answer type questions

  • 72 marks

Section 2

Multiple Select Questions (MSQs)

Question Number 19-36

  • For every correct answer, 4 marks will be credited.-0.19 marks will be deducted for every wrong answer.

  • Zero marks will be given for unattempt questions.

  • 18 multiple select questions (MSQs)

  • 72 marks

Section 3

Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)

Question Number


  • Three marks will be allotted for each correct answer.

  • Zero marks for unattempted questions.

  • -0.71 mark will be deducted for every wrong answer.

  • 32 multiple-choice questions (MCQs)

  • 96 marks

Part B- Maximum 60 marks is allotted in UCEED Part B. Students have to solve the question in 30 minutes.

1 question

60 marks


(Part-A and Part-B combined): 300 marks

UCEED Syllabus 2022

UCEED 2022 syllabus for part A comprises a total of six topics. UCEED part B syllabus includes products drawing, composition, perspective, scenes or objects in proportion with good line quality, proportion and shading.

UCEED Syllabus - Part A

  • Observation and Design Sensitivity

  • Visualization and spatial ability

  • Environmental and Social Awareness

  • Language and Creativity

  • Analytical and logical reasoning

  • Design Thinking and Problem solving

UCEED Syllabus - Part B

  • Drawing

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