8 May 2015

Books and study materials for UCEED exam preparation

You are here UCEED >> Resource and books for UCEED
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Note: 
This page is already flooded with too many comments, and this page isn't able to show any more comments, please don't drop your comments here, instead use this separate forum/discussion page to share your comments - UCEED Forum/Discussion page wit FAQ's
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

UCEED is basically an entrance exam for design course (B.Des), and most of the related topics might generally not be available directly in the form of books, or materials. After going through UCEED syllabus, I've framed some topics as well as able to gather related materials and downloadable PDF files for your preparation. I've included PDF files from other websites, which offers payable service for more tests. Please don't go for any payable courses - that is not at all required. Practice with whatever resources available. That is more than enough. I will try to include more free resources in the future.

The only reason why I included those sample papers is to give you some idea on the broad topics that would possibly be covered in UCEED exam. Some of the topics here were taken from CEED resource page of this blog also (Design and GA resources), since those topics could be of direct help for your preparation.

Note: Drawing/sketching is not required in UCEED! UCEED is objective/numeric and is not subjective type. Although GK on sketching, painting is required, but you will not be asked with any drawing questions (according to the syllabus pattern 2016)


Keep watching this page regularly, as more new topics would be updated now and then !


2015 Latest Updates . . . . . .

Resource (web page collections) for UCEED (Latest)

List of famous personalities, designers (updated on 25.12.2015)


-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------



-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Mathematical Geometry


UCEED questions seems to centre mostly around mathematical aptitude; especially geometry type questions; which judge your observation, imagination, problem solving, lateral thinking and of course creativity. Keeping this in mind, I have gathered some useful materials related to basic geometry. I strongly believe that aspirants should have good knowledge about geometry solid transformations and manipulations. This subject area will directly improve your (above said) skills (observation, imagination and lateral thinking). So, that's why I would like you to start your UCEED practice by getting good grip on this area.


Here is my latest post - Improve imagination, work with 3D solids and unfolding of solid shapes


Some very good video tutorials that helps you with Solid transformations


source : Maths Online


source : Godcast

Other downloadable materials
Basic Geometry study (Just for reference) -
More - Sectioning of solids from NPTEL
    A very Good guide about - Using Perspective and Vanishing Points

    Observation and Visualization skills


    1. Animation movement

    Basically this section deals with step-by-step image movements; which when put whole-together, will help to create videos or animations. This type of questions needs your careful observation of the preceding and succeeding steps. For each of the example given in the link post  (below) observe the pattern and movement of hands, legs and other parts of the given image (human, animal etc)

    Check the detail in downloadable (Pdf) form Tips for analysing pattern and graphic movements >>

    2. Working with Geometric Objects

    Like I mentioned earlier, Solving Geometric object type of questions improves your imagination as well as visualization skills; thus UCEED examiners usually included object type of questions. I therefore worked with some examples and included step-by-step process for solving such type of questions.

    Check the details in downloadable (Pdf) from working with geometry objects >>

    Learn a way of Solving number of faces on complex objects >>

    3. Hidden words and images

    Check the details in downloadable (Pdf) from here>>

    4. Tessellations

    Generally called as unfolded views, Tessellation is all about unwrapping a solid on a flat surface and drawing the unfolded view on a paper. I also gave easy way of solving tetrahedron tessellation problem in one of my pages. check below links

    My solution for tetrahedron tessellation problem - Tetrahedron Tessellation problem solving here>>

    Geometry representations by Malati - here>>

    Leisure time works

    • A detailed instructions on how to draw a tessellation by David B Sullivan -  here
    • Best tessellations work by Escher from teacherweb - here

    5. Illusions

    Improve Observation skills with Illusions -  here >>
    Second list of illusions - here >>

    6. Evolution of objects

    Evolution generally mean product cycle from past to present. So, you are generally required to observe and identify the everyday use items (say TV) from old to new generation.
    check the details in downloadable (Pdf) from Some examples of evolution here >>

    Abstract Tests


    Abstract, mathematical and mechanical aptitude type of questions didn't appeared in CEED exams, but those ARE REQUIRED for you ! This type of reasoning and logical questions seems to be a part of UCEED syllabus; and the sample model test that IIT B released recently proved this. I therefore, included abstract test exercises in this resources page for obvious reason. Abstract reasoning tests helps you with pattern findings and also for problem solving. 

    For now, I've managed to gather some questions that would help you by giving idea of what it looks like and how to deal with those questions. Later, if time permits, I will try to give my reasoning, and some idea on how to solve such questions. (These tests were taken from pscychometric-success.com)


    General, Mechanical and Verbal Reasoning questions


    Most of the sample test papers (PDF files) that I've included here (below) has been taken from Job Test Prep website. Big thanks to the web owner for including free PDF files!

    General Design Awareness study topics


    I have covered a lot of topics related to CEED Part - A exam in my earlier posts for CEED students.  The topics are basically related to several design field awareness, their past, present and future. Fortunately, most of those topics can be directly helpful for UCEED aspirants also. Thankfully; that reduced my burden :)

    I therefore have included those selected topics and skipped some topics that might not be useful. Hope this will be helpful for your preparation. 
    Free time reference study
    Very good collection of web pages for GA and other aptitude topics - Resource (web page collections) for UCEED (Latest)

    Materials and manufacturing related


    I had detailed and categorized materials as well as manufacturing process with examples of day-to-day products. Don't spend much time on this topic ! Just give a brief overview.

    1. Every day materials - here >>
    2. Plastic materials and manufacturing process - A very good guide for household plastic materials and their manufacturing process. You may not go through manufacturing process, just note for what material, what particular manufacturing process is employed - here >>
    3. Tips for selecting plastic materials - here >>
    4. Top Indian stone and rock carvings - here >>
    A very good website for practising unfolded views of solids - Practice unfolded views of solids >>

    Extra 1 - Mirroring

    • Uses of convex and concave mirror - here
    • Uses of convex mirrors - here
    • Uses of concave mirrors - here


    General Knowledge


    Color Selection

    Let us now see some pdf files, which may help you choose color at different occasions


    Answer/solutions to Previous CEED papers


    Solving previous years CEED Part - A questions would definitely help you with UCEED preparation. So, spare time to solve those questions too !

    ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Self-Evaluation test

    Before going through further materials as part of UCEED preparation. Let's see this. Assuming that you have over-viewed the above resources (topics related to geometry and pictorial questions), I would like you to check your understanding of the concept by solving one simple question. In this regard I have included the link for your practice and self evaluation.

    Sample Practice question for self evaluation 
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Resource update - 1 (updated on 11.05.15)

    Inference from Paragraph and pictures


    Deductive and Verbal Reasoning


    Inductive Reasoning and Conclusion drawing


    Signs, symbols and their interpretations


    A very lengthy but useful pdf file about signs in design context. Just have a quick glance for now. Later, if you are interest you may go deeply into this book - Signs and symbols with design

    Data Interpretation


    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Resource update - 2 (updated on 15.05.15)


    Sample numerical and aptitude questions for UCEED


    Word/Pictogram puzzles (Rebus puzzles)


    Leisure time study - material 1

    Paragraph summary


    Para summary material - 1

    Para summary material - 2

    Leisure time study - material 3

    English comprehension


    Comprehension material 1

    Very good exercise with answer key


    leisure time study - TOEFL material

    Environmental GA and Sustainability study


    A very good article on Environmental issues in Design and Technology

    D'Source - Design for sustainability  

    Effect of human activities on environment

    Envi GA slide - 1

    Envi GA slide - 2

    Learn the basics and terms of 'Design for the environment' - with general practices, products, regulations, best practices etc by goinng through this wiki page

    Leisure time study - Design for social impact

    Environmental awareness presentation

    Briefly overview these EA topics 

    1. Environmental design in Wiki 
    2. Eco Design on wiki  
    3. List of Environmental issues
    4. Indian Environmental Impact Laws  
    5. Social Sustainability 

    Wiki guide on Sustainable design

    Basic values of Sustainable Design

    An article on Alternative thinking

    Indian cultural GA

    I strongly believe that - it's not that important to study topics like Indian Architecture, buildings, Indian past and present culture; but because I received requirement from a blog friend (through FB) to share these topics, I therefore include those topics here (that I have prepared for CEED).  I once again remind you that these topics are of least importance to your preparation !

    Indian state paintings and painters

    Indian musical instruments

    Something about India and time

    Cultural and complete Architectural collection of India  (Not Imp)

    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Resource update - 3 (updated on 19.05.15)


    Odd man out series exercises


    Online practice test - 1

    Prcatice test - 2 Numerical (downloadable)

    Online practice test - 3 (Word)

    Find the odd picture - warmup worksheet

    Leisure time exercises

    Exercise - 1

    Exercise - 2

    With good explanations and procedure

    Figurative exercise but with no solutions

    Direction sense test


    A Good worksheet with explanations

    Additional worksheet with in depth questions

    Online practice exercise

    Leisure time practice

    Leisure time exercises for your practice - 1

    Leisure time exercises for your practice - 2

    Spatial and Visual Ability test samples


    Practice exercise 1

    Practice exercise 2

    Leisure practice

    Visual sample

    Try your hands with these IQ question in leisure or save for future use!

    Other IQ tests and exercises


    Analogy online exercise

    A very good guide for Mental ability and picture type questions -

    Mental Ability Test samples

    Logical arrangement of words sample practice

    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Resource update - 4 (updated on 27.05.15)


    Eco-friendly products

    Eco products official directory - (just give a overview in free) (not imp)

    Some basic mechanical principles

    Working principles

    home appliances working with explanations (not imp)

    Additional Materials

    • A list of famous Indian authors - here
    • All about Prime ministers of India - here
    • A very good list of Indian Bank Logo's - here
    • Past to present logo evolution for some famous brands - here

    Note: 

    This page's comments got flooded and this page is not able to show any more comments, please don't drop your comments here, instead use the below discussion page to share or ask your queries -

    UCEED forum/discussion page with FAQ's



    Like Stuff You Look blog on Facebook page to get connected with latest posts.


    202 comments:

    1. In mathematical geometry part ; firstly something is wrong with exercise questions( it gives an error). and also is the projection of shapes at different angles important for uceed( i am finding it difficult)

      ReplyDelete
      Replies
      1. Will check that link, The reason why I included projection of shapes, although it has some chances of appearing in exaam is because, it seems to be the base for understanding solids and it improves imagination and observation like I mentioned in the post. Also, when you are able to draw those views, then you would also find it easy to solve questions like 'counting no. of surfaces' etc, without actually putting pen on paper ! That's why it would be better if you get to understand those concepts.

        Delete
      2. That exercise link has been rectified now :)
        You may check and download those slides now; coz those slides are really helpful !

        Delete
    2. hey bhanu the link of tips for selecting plastic materials is not opening. please upload it .

      ReplyDelete
      Replies
      1. There seems some problem with that web page itself, it's not opening! Any way I managed to a pdf in place of that. You may check now and download it.

        Delete
      2. is architecture important to study for uceed ?

        Delete
      3. I think 'no'. It's just my guess and I think that archi questions might not appear in UCEED. That is the reason why I haven't included archi collections here (although I have complete set of Indian and world archi, that I shared in CEED resource page !)

        Delete
      4. ya i have gone through it , thanks and i must say you are great and your blog is helping a lot in preparing for UCEED exam
        but i found mechanical reasoning questions slightly tough how shall i prepare for it ?

        Delete
      5. If you are not able to dervie by yourself, then best thing to do is to go through as many examples (reasoning questions) as possible to understand different concepts and how to solve those. That way you will get idea ....

        Delete
    3. man!! thank you so much bhanu sir!! this is like a light in a storm!!

      ReplyDelete
    4. Hello Bhanu,
      I would like to thank you for all the input you have provided in this blog. In your opinion which is a better option for B.Des. NID Ahmedabad or IIT Bombay?

      ReplyDelete
      Replies
      1. It depends on personal choice. If you want the complete flavour of design with little or no concern towards engineering approach, go for NID, else if you wish to have a mix, then aim for IIT's. In either case, try both !

        Delete
    5. Thank you so much sir!! I was going through your blog to study for UCEED, by studying CEED papers, but was unsure of the questions that might be asked. You paved a direct path to study and to guide us and I am grateful that you did that!! :) You're doing something awesome!!

      ReplyDelete
    6. Thanks for such a useful post !
      Can you even Pl post the answer key for ceed qs papers 2006 to 2011 . It will be very useful.

      ReplyDelete
      Replies
      1. I don't have any plans to give answers to those (CEED) prev papers now! Wil lthink about it if time permits.

        Delete
    7. Thank you for providing such resourceful information.Your efforts will surely help many students succeed. Such great people should always be encouraged.

      ReplyDelete
    8. Sir... D maths portion ll include only geometry or questions based on mensuration, profit loss... I mean general basic arithmetic ?

      ReplyDelete
      Replies
      1. It's not only - but other topics too...but yes basic arithmetic

        Delete
    9. Sir, wheather it is enough to study the things posted by you

      ReplyDelete
      Replies
      1. No Akbar,

        The topics that I've covered is based on the syllabus and my observation of the pattern of questions. But I'm still figuring out what other topics could appear in exams. So, these things are not completely enough, but I can say that most of these topics could appear in the exam (apart fro other questions)

        Delete
    10. thank u very much,uceed to be conducted 1st time and surely this is "the best a man can get"
      great job sir

      ReplyDelete
    11. The stuff you have provided is really a great help!! Thanks a lot :)

      ReplyDelete
    12. THANKS A LOT SIR !!
      MAY GOD BLESS YOU

      ReplyDelete
    13. sir mental ability test samples file link cant be opened . please upload another link.

      ReplyDelete
      Replies
      1. Mental Ability links are perfectly working, I just checked, please check again and let me know, try in other browser.

        Delete
    14. if i prapare this much.
      how much i can score

      ReplyDelete
    15. thank you sir it helped alot ....
      sir are there any chances of mensuration questions appearing in exam ??

      ReplyDelete
      Replies
      1. Yes, mensurations and other aptitude questions have chances of appearing in exam, either directly or indirectly! indirectly in the sense application of those questions in numerous form.

        Delete
    16. bro salute to your work for us !! just a query what is Q paper pattern ?
      brochure says
      Three topics in paper 1 and next three topics in paper 2
      paper 1 150 marks from morn 9:00 to 12:00 and paper 2 from 14:00 to 17:00



      but in sample papers its given 3 hours 100 questions !!!!!LOL

      ReplyDelete
      Replies
      1. need to check, will chk n reply

        Delete
      2. It was clearly mentioned in the brochure - 3 hrs 100 questions, It is the correct exam format bro! 100 questions will be divided into three sections. Not like - each section will be separated and conducted

        Delete
      3. http://www.gate.iitb.ac.in/uceed/assets/file/UCEED-Brochure.pdf

        dude really pls see this !!! and even in our hall ticket its there paper 1 and 2

        :3

        Delete
      4. They mentioned sessions, not papers! If the applicants are more, then the same 3 hr exam will be conducted in two sessions with different questions, not for the same applicants! You should have allotted to either session 1 or session 2 but not both! check carefully and read page 7 of the link u have attached.

        If u have more doubts, call the numbers that they have provided in the brochure dude!

        Delete
      5. yeah called them !! they said only one paper !! sorry for the confusion !!

        Delete
    17. Sir the sign and symbol meaning list 1 and 2 file link cant be opened. only the title is visible not the book.plz see to it.

      ReplyDelete
      Replies
      1. it's working, I just checked, pl chk again, if not try in different browser

        Delete
    18. sir will u upload multiple choice questions because they dont have negative marks and are a bit trickier to do

      ReplyDelete
    19. i face some problems in those abstract questioning ....couldnt solve question like 12 , 13 , 14 and 15 in paper 1 !! pls help or any solutions to that

      ReplyDelete
    20. sir do i need to do some general questions like the current events for general awareness or so.?

      ReplyDelete
      Replies
      1. Nope, don't spend time on general current affairs! it eats your time, better prepare for other topics.

        Delete
    21. Sir, I want to know whether I will be able to crack UCEED 2015, if I study the material you have uploaded thoroughly? Do you think it will be tough? How many people do you think will be appearing for UCEED 2015?

      ReplyDelete
      Replies
      1. You have only 4 days left, and what you need to do is to better prepare with what you have, instead of analysing things! If you are able to cover the topics, then you may go for other topics of your choice. I cannot assure without knowing your practice level. But as per my knowledge, I don't think the paper would be tough! Just be positive ....

        Delete
    22. bro i am thorough with all the exercises but still feel fear what if anything goes wrong !!! and my slightest mistake can cost a lot like over 8000 people are writing for just 30 seats and in that 50% reservation crap !!!

      ReplyDelete
      Replies
      1. It's not good to stop preparation by assuming that you have gone throug most topics bro! Remember that UCEED covers vast topics and we are yet to know which topics can appear in exam. The topics that I covered in this blog is simply based on the syllabi and my observation of the patter. We cannot judge that this is the sole topics to be prepared. Although I tried to cover design aptitude Nd other in covered topics through model and mock tests, I still feel that, the more one goes through practice exercise and the more one exposes to new topics, the more will be his/her chances of getting through UCEED. So, even if you feel like complete, still try to refer as many topics as possible, if not available in my blog, then look around and find topics in web, books, etc.
        Ultimately it is your inner positive confidence that gives success to you, even if your prepAration is bad ! So, be positive bro :)

        Delete
    23. And I tried to cover the topics in this blog that is not easily available in regular paper backs, books, and the content of which is web based! I felt that explanations and interaction throug a medium like blog will be more effective than just going through books
      !
      @everyone, please note this.......

      ReplyDelete
      Replies
      1. I mean just going through books with no additional explanations and solutions through FAQs*

        Delete
    24. Sir isn't it an unhealthy competition 9000 students for 30 seats .which means it is too tough .but my bro in NID told me to attend exam in calm way , i will get through. he told me my mind should be free. And most important thing is CONFIDENCE.

      ReplyDelete
      Replies
      1. Ya, confidence is what required to achieve anything! be confident and practice well - never bother about the competition!

        Delete
    25. Can uhh give answers to some exercises questions.....pt.4 above

      ReplyDelete
      Replies
      1. I've chosen those materials that has answers along with questions. Some few materials might not have answers with them. I cannot give answers to them now. You can check the practice questions - model and mock tests instead!

        Delete
    26. sir what should be my last revision of the syllabus as only one day is left? I mean what should i revise and practise or memorise again and againfor the paper?Thank you so much for ur help.It really made very easy to cover topics like this.

      ReplyDelete
      Replies
      1. Since only one day is left, mostly cover GA questions (if u have practised some thing on geo and observation ques), including envi. study. If possible, go thru samples of numerical and aptitude ques and memorize the procedure or steps used. Better skip comprehension type ques for now !
        Thanks for all the write up.........

        Delete
    27. Sir, thank you for providing us with an amazing study material. Had a wonderful time studying for UCEED through your blog.Sir, I have a doubt. How should I recognize the difference in fonts?

      ReplyDelete
      Replies
      1. It's purely based on your visual observation. Even I sometimes confuse identifying the right one. Do, one thing, if you have system, open a word document and try to go through different types of fonts. Observe them, that's how you can learn about that.

        Delete
      2. In reference to the Madgels question, the vertical lines in the M of Madgels are somewhat tilted while in reality they are straight, and the e in Madgels is somewhat straight in the middle and then round while in reality it is perfectly round. Hence the answer.

        Delete
    28. all the best to all the candidates !! prove yourself that u r worth for that seat in IIT B IDC !!and a great work by bhanu bhai !! a selfess work !! thank u !! its been a good journey in reading and going through your blog !!!

      ReplyDelete
      Replies
      1. That's really cool - wishing others ! and thanks for pointing. Best wishes :)

        Delete
    29. Hello Sir.
      The exam was very interesting!A mixture of surprise and expectation.
      Section A and Section C to be specific :)
      Section B was weird. Kinda tough.
      I know you'd be interested, the question paper and answer key are out! Do check out :)
      PS. Just thought you deserved a feedback.

      ReplyDelete
      Replies
      1. That's really a formal way of giving feedback. That shows your courtesy. Yes, it's more of image type and with many surprises. I didn't even saw a single question related to Environment issues - that's really weird. Also they have covered more design GA questions related to culture, archi etc - that's also a big surprise. I guessed that those topics are not required at 12th level.

        Anyway, since this is a first paper, we have to cope with the surprises. And this is definitely helpful for the next year applicants. Thank you .......

        Delete
    30. Hello Amber Agarwal,

      Thank you for the information, unfortunately I accidentally pressed delete button which was next to submit button, and so your comment got deleted, if you can drop it again, others would also get benefitted.

      It's okay if they copy this blogs mock test, but it's not okay, if they took 15k from students like you but thought you very less as part of UCEED preparation. I also came across one other design institute (in FB) stating that online resources are mis-guiding (indirectly pointing this blog) and only trainer based teachings are successful. Surprisingly similar kind of incident happened when I started my blog in 2013. The so called seniors (whom we're perusing MDes at that time) started pinching me, stating that I should not speak, unless I get into IDC! (Although I didn't stopped coz I know the importance of having a discussion platform!)

      While I didn't commented to that private institute critics at that time, it's sad to hear more happenings similar to that. Anyway, I wish the students not to waste their money further unless the institute is really worth joining (by getting reviews from people like you whom have already gone through the situation).

      Anyway, I tried and I'm still trying to make my blog posts a self study tool, because I myself being a follower and fan of 'self study' knows the pros and cons. Learning after certain level, should go by self - although guidance (not complete teaching) is there. That's why I have been insisting the blog readers (I created a google form last year for the earlier CEED students to make them understand the situation, get motivated and act) to start guiding the prospect students by their own through platforms like FB, mails, FB groups etc without even depending on my blog!

      The base idea is if many people (call it seniors whom already cleared CEED/UCEED) start giving guidance through these platforms, then there wouldn't be any need for the prospect students to depend on any institutes or blogs. I also wish this years UCEED crackers to start their group (hopefully in FB) and start giving advices for the next year UCEED students.

      Thank you for the info. I hope next year aspirants will note your feedback about the institutes :)

      ReplyDelete
      Replies
      1. Thank you for reply sir.
        I went to PAHAL DESIGN ACADEMY (Bhopal). I paid 15k for 30 day course.Firstly they didn't give me any demo class.When I joined the classes I found that teachers were under qualified.Not even a single question they taught in their so called 'crash course' appeared in UCEED.They copied Bhanu sir's Mock test and served it to us in their 'mock test'(I had already solved it by then).
        Secondly not for uceed only, their coaching was insufficient for NID,NIFT,NATA also.
        Overall it was a bad experience.

        Delete
    31. hey bhanu sir it was a nice experience in giving uceed examination some part was unexpected history and environmental part i founded it tough. your blog i would say that it helped us in enhancing our logical part.let's hoope for the best and i will definitely crack uceed in next year.if not in this as we don;t even know the cutoff criteria :)

      ReplyDelete
      Replies
      1. Thanks for the feedback dosth, ya I too got to know about the pattern. Some questions are unexpected. Glad to see your motivation. Keep up the good thing. Thanks again :)

        Delete
    32. Sir, what about 2nd session of uceed exam

      ReplyDelete
      Replies
      1. Sessions are nothing to do with UCEED admissions. Since the number of applied candidates were more and since the examination centres were less, the UCEED examiners decided to conduct the same exam in two sessions (morning and afternoon - not for the same students - some students will be allotted in morning session while others would be allotted to afternoon session with different question paper of same difficulty level) to cope the applicants number. So, nothing to worry about that.

        Delete
      2. No, UCEED had only morning session this time, the no. of applicants did not exceed the estimated number. All students were allotted the morning session.

        Delete
      3. Ya, we know that, they estimated more aspirants, that's why they planned for two sessions to be on safer side, but fortunately, they were able to accommodate in a single session, and hence no issue.

        Delete
    33. Hellow sir, sir, can u suggest study materials about nid (ug) ???? Plz

      ReplyDelete
      Replies
      1. Hello Abhishek, I don't have any materials or suggestions for NID.

        Delete
    34. Hellow sir, I passed out my 12th in 2014. I belongs to PWD catgoary. Can I apply uceed 2016????

      ReplyDelete
      Replies
      1. I fear you cannot, those who complete in 2015, or going to complete in 2016 are probably eligible. Please check other design courses from other institutes and their eligibility criteria.

        Delete
    35. My UCEED rank is AIR 24 and my category rank is 22. Of course a big thanks to the study material you provided :) .But still I dont know if a chance in IDC or not?
      Just in case if dont go to IDC. I have three other options
      -IIITD &M Jabalpur for B.Des
      - Nift Chennai for fashion communication
      - Pearl Delhi for communication
      which do you think will be the best?

      ReplyDelete
      Replies
      1. Hello Riya,

        That's a great news, congrats.

        Although I'm sure you will get into IITB, but like you said, it's better to keep options for obvious reasons. IIITD&M is good if you are not that much keen for fashion. Else if you have no issues going through fashion studies, both Pearl and NIFT are good. In fact I would say that Pearl is a very good institute although it's a private run, still it has good name and faculty. Nothing much to say about NIFT, since they are nation recognized institute bodies like NID's or IIT's. If you are willing for OTHER THAN fashion courses, go for IITDM.

        Delete
      2. the first admission list has been terrible, the first 14 ranks got the first 14 seats. I certainly have no chance now. I m thinking of going to IIITDM Jabalpur, but it is starting this year and don't know if I will get a good placement there

        Delete
      3. You always have the option for masters (M.Des) In fact doing masters is recommended after bdes. So, I think you don't have to worry much about placements in any institute. Anyway, also watch out for Pearl Delhi admissions if you are particularly interested in placements right after your bachelors.

        Delete
      4. i am so confused .. DOes IIT Delhi also offer b.des courses ??

        Delete
    36. I have started preparing for these exams with Afdindia .They have helped me with proper study materials, guidance, and support from mentors.

      ReplyDelete
      Replies
      1. Who is taking class in add. Juli mam or Rakesh sir.

        Delete
    37. Bellow sir,
      I am Abhishek Kumar always follow your links. I want one help.
      Whenever I do perspective or composition drawing. I complete well . but, I take a lots of time.
      Almost one hour
      But, in examination they will give almost 20 min for that and they will provide (7X7 inch box). In that box we can't take vanishing point properly. What should we have to do in this conditions.???
      One more thing, in perspective drawing, which pencil we should work. ,firstly, I use 2H pencil for ruf sketching afterwards I use HB pencil.

      ReplyDelete
      Replies
      1. Hello Abhishek,
        First of all, if you are aiming for UCEED, then drawing is not required as part of exam. If you are talking about CEED, then yes drawing is important in many ways. Although picture composition type are there in CEED (for less than 15-20 marks), compared to other design questions, this part has lesser marks. The reason is other questions (for > 30 marks) are design based. I think there shouldn't be any problem with perspective in this case. If not one vanishing point picture, try to go for multiple vanishing picture, it's always ok for design questions - bother mostly about your idea and the way you present them. 2H is fine for initial rough work, better go with 2B and 4B apart from HB. Stick mostly to 3-4 pencil types if your sketch skills are not fast enough to cover within the prescribed time.

        Fast sketching DEPENDS on your practice. The more you practice, the more time you can save time for sketching. Also, during exams, frame your sketches according to the time limit. There's a simple way - start with giving a overall shape/picture of your design, then only go for detailing. You may get a good guide on how to deal with sketch probably in this post of mine - How to start and what to practice for CEED

        Delete
    38. Can u suggest any book for preparation of uceed...!!!

      ReplyDelete
      Replies
      1. As of now, I haven't come across any suitable book for UCEED as well as CEED.

        Delete
    39. Can u plzz arrange.. This year UCEED paper for me , if u can then then mail me
      Srajan.goyal1997@gmail.com

      ReplyDelete
    40. hello sir! i am preparing for uceed 2016. i had given uceed15 too but i was not selected. please give me some tips for preparation. and thanks also i have gone through the material you provided here its really good m studying all these topics well for uceed16. pls give me some more tips too...

      ReplyDelete
      Replies
      1. Hello there, I guess I already gave enough tips from my side, anyway check yourself whether you have gone thru this page. You still have enough time and so, you can happily and easily cover almost all uceed topics, just make sure that you work and practice more on image and mathematical aptitude type questions, because that is what you need to concentrate from the very beginning, others like GA, cultural aspects and other theoretical ques can be covered at one time later also. So, amke yourself comfortable with geometry transformations, pattern analysis, observation of images like finding a pattern, identifying depth of the image (hidden image etc). Thsi si how your observation skills can be improved, others can be taken care like I mentioned. Just take a moment and go thru this page, see if it can clear ur doubts !

        Basic and first time tips for UCEED preparation

        Hope this helps......

        Delete
    41. Hello sir,
      i just wanted to know how can i crack UCEED . Is there a need to join any kind of coaching classes for that. I really need your help as i have been a science student. I have completed my 10+2 this year. So i badly need your help. Can you tell how should i start preparing for it. I am ready to burn the midnight oil for that but i need guidance and assistance. So can you help me out with that, can you tell me about the important exams in this field and the dates of those exams. And how to prepare, which books are required, what is the syllabus, what kind of study material is required, from where i should get that and the minimum hours i should practice everyday. Sir i badly need your help. That'll be great if can you answer all my questions. I am willing to nail this exam but i don't know from where should i get the proper assistance and guidance.
      Thanks.

      ReplyDelete
      Replies
      1. I can see your seriousness about cracking UCEED exam, since you are already a science student, I think you are already on safer side! also trust me UCEED is much more easier than CEED, you don't really have to think negatively, all you can do is practice from your side, the topics and the syllabus listed here in this page and from the official UCEED page, as you can see ceed (part A) n uceed pattern r almost same, so u can take both the materials from ceed n uceed resource pages as well as practice the mock tests and sample tests that has been included. Don't touch Part B of CEED, which is not required for your level. Answer to the question 'How to start preparation ?' as already been dealt in this link, please refer to this

        How to start and what to pracice for UCEED exam

        You can spend less than 2 hrs a day, that is more ....more...more....than sufficient considering the no, of months that is left till the exam. Study materials according to the syllabus are already included in this page, you can refer to them. Trust yourself n prepare well, u can easily crack the exam. Try ur hands on this years (uceed2015) paper n chk in which areas (topics) u r lacking, then concentrate on those topics from now. Also, u may chk my reply above to get more insights.

        hope this works for u!

        Delete
      2. THANK YOU SO MUCH SIR. AND I'LL SURELY FOLLOW THE PATH WHO HAVE DESCRIBED. A BIG BIG BIG THANKS

        Delete
    42. U r doing a great job Bhanu..may god bless u..
      I wanted to know abt the best colleges I could apply for graphic design rather than NID and IITb?

      ReplyDelete
      Replies
      1. Not sure esp. about graphic design institutes but as per my knowledge private insti like MIT, symbosis are gud for GD.,although I think the following links might help you

        List of BDes insti - Entrance exam website

        Graphic design insti list - design india website

        Another list from Design India website

        Delete
    43. I am planning on appearing for UCEED 2016. This stuff is great and is really helping me for the same. Thank You, Sir. Also, do you have a rough idea of when the admittance process for UCEED 2016 begins? Anybody?

      ReplyDelete
      Replies
      1. Usually after uceed, admission will happen in the months of june-july

        Delete
    44. Dear Bhanu,doing a great job by guiding these youngsters! God bless you! My daughter studies in the 10 th std and wished to join iit b for B Des...we have been thinking of joining Pace for two years integrated course..can you Plz guide me whether that would be right decision or she should join some other classes too for Uceed (she will appear for jee mains also..to be on safer side in case if she doesn't clear Uceed) so any suggestions from your side will be of great help!! We are totally blank as we have no background in this field...she is a hard working sincere girl, always tops her school and good at drawing too!I would be obliged if you guide her..thank you so much dear!

      ReplyDelete
      Replies
      1. Dear Mr. Bharti,
        while i'm not sure about Pace, but since you are confident that your daughter is good enough to clear studies, I think that itself is more than enough, and she can study by her own, (may be with your guidance). Also coaching for uceed is not yet intense in any available coaching centre. I had feedback from some students about some institutes, that they are taking my bog mock tests and content as part of their course. Anyway, since uceed difficulty level is not that much compared to ceed, she can go with self study. Also if she clears JEE both rounds and get the chance of getting btech in iit's, let her also try that. If incase she joins btech, and at later point, she feels like it's not suited for her, then also she has the option of going for mdes ! which is also a design course.
        Options for btech graduates are diverse and usually design students end in confusion as to which track to choose. So, let her think, whether she can bear with btech or some other course from it's and if she has no issues, let her opt that.

        Delete
    45. Thank you so much beta for the invaluable guidance!! God bless you dear always!! Keep up the good work you are doing!👍

      ReplyDelete
    46. Thank you very much beta for the invaluable guidance!! God bless you always! Keep guiding!! Hats off to your parents too for instilling these good values!

      ReplyDelete
      Replies
      1. :) ............. Thank you Bhati ji for all the blessings. Best wishes for your daughter.

        Delete
    47. Sir, if I don't get into the IDC.... should I go for the IIITDM Jbl.? I mean, is it as good as the IDC?

      ReplyDelete
      Replies
      1. IIITDM is certainly the best option to go for when when u didn't get IITB, but certainly it's not equally comparable in every respects to IITB, but still IIITDM is in no way inferior compared with rest design institutes, you can certainly give it second preference

        Delete
      2. What is the percentage of merit in uceed 2015 selection

        Delete
      3. I'm not sure about that brother.

        Delete
      4. Sir, Now given that IIT-G has been added...is it better than IITDM? Coz Chances of getting into IIT is pretty less!!! (given 15 seats :(

        Delete
      5. I still don't understand the idea of analysing for ranks and institutes, almost everyone is bothered much about the future rather than the present! If I were to take an exam, I would target for the first rank, n if I'm lucky enough to get near about top ranks, then I would choose the top institutes, else I will select the next best option, if neither happens and if i can bear one more year, I will wait n will try to crack the preceding year considering my interest in that field.

        Please start focusing on you preparation rather than about institutes, institute selection SHOULD be a later part (after exam) and u can decide whether to choose or not! after giving exam, u can decide which college is better based on ur rank!

        THIS COMMENT IS FOR ALL UCEED/CEED ASPIRANTS BOTHERED ABOUT INSTITUTE SELECTION AT AN EARLIER STAGE and is not specific for Shreyas :)

        Delete
      6. TY.. sir, I get that!!! .....:)

        Delete
    48. Sir not able to solve some of the questions related to Abstract Reasoning test no.1
      Q12 and Q13 can u suggest some ways to get these questions right

      ReplyDelete
    49. Thank you so much Sir for the stuff . It is really superb & helpful. :)
      Is this much stuff enough for preparation of UCEED 2016 ?

      ReplyDelete
      Replies
      1. Hoping so, as far as I know, these materials could cover most of the uceed syllabus and take it for granted that you may not find the collection somewhere else!

        Delete
    50. sir i seriously want to crack uceed.i have just two months left in my hand.pleasee help me to prepare in this short period of time.this will be the great help of my life.please

      ReplyDelete
      Replies
      1. I can understand your seriousness, go though this page content in detail and try to solve as many practice questions as possible, I think that itself will help you in every respect :)

        Delete
    51. Is syllogisms also a part of UCEED examination?

      ReplyDelete
    52. Sir, kindly provide the link for the answer of othographic projection exercise (4th download link). Thank you!

      ReplyDelete
      Replies
      1. There isn't solution manual for that. If incase I solve them or some one solve and share the answers with me, I will update in this page!

        Delete
    53. thankyou so much for the material u provided..... but sir how to handle questions like who is the designers of the logos??? as asked in the uceed exam.... and even the painters of the given paintings...

      ReplyDelete
      Replies
      1. No other way, you have to memorize them!

        Delete
    54. Sir, I had ordered the uceed exam study materials from Arkin coaching centre. Can I able to prepare completely for uceed only by practicing these materials or I have to do some more from others.
      Please guide me.....

      ReplyDelete
      Replies
      1. no materials including online sources or blogs are complete, u need to chk as many references as possible! once u get the materials chk yourself whether it covers almost all the syllabus prescribed for uceed, if so, proceed with the materials.

        Delete
    55. Sir, its 9 november and paper is on 17 jan. Can I prepare in this little time for just 15 seats of the course.
      And sir, do i have to watch more videos of the same channel whose video u shared on this page?

      ReplyDelete
      Replies
      1. U don't have to go thru all those videos, but make sure that u understood the basic concept from those couple of videos, else considering watching some other videos.

        Delete
      2. What is the lowest (or say avg) score of students out of 300 who get into IITB.
        Because Im not learning those painters and their paintings

        Delete
      3. It's ok if u skip some prep. parts esp. GA type, it's no good idea to cover all topics in depth (which is not possible!), but one can give a short overview of them. I'm not not sure about cutoffs and lowest scores, just focus on practising and getting top score rather than concerning about marks, remember negative markings are applicable, so even one with full subject grip have higher chances of making mistakes! than one who leaves them if it's doubtful, hope u understood......

        Delete
      4. The lowest score was around 160 & the highest was 169 :) (General Category)

        Delete
      5. Hey thanks Aaditya...... R u in this course? Or just preparing..?

        Delete
    56. sir can u provide me links and stuff to read about logo designers,painters,and there painting.
      Sir, I want some study material on ENVIRONMENTAL AND SOCIAL AWARENESS which is one of the topic of uceed 2016

      ReplyDelete
      Replies
      1. Most of your listed topics have already been dealt in this page! do chk above for links. Will try to get additional links if possible.

        Delete
    57. sir what is the score of the topper who get the addm. in iit-b...nd in 2015 ppr there is a question in which they asked for the director nme of a hollywood movie...so how can i ppre for such type of qus??

      ReplyDelete
    58. sir, apart frm iit-b and iit guwahati in which institues i can tkae addm through uceed16??

      ReplyDelete
    59. Sir .. After completing all this stuff .. What should we do further except memorizing the names of painters, designers & all ?

      ReplyDelete
      Replies
      1. Syllabus cover to mos textent this much, and u know what ...... aptitude part is never dealt completely !! So, u need to go thru as many (observation/visualization and other) design aptitude questions as possible. That will improve ur speed too! speed of solving ques is also imp in uceed! so indulge in as many sample questions/exercises as possible.

        Delete
      2. So can you suggest some website or book for that ?
        I found nothing at this level !

        Delete
      3. I have plans to share some collections pretty soon, as of know, i'm dealing with ceed students queries, as their exam is in 2 weeks, u still have time! if u r complete with studies, then may be you can google for topics section wise.

        Delete
    60. Sir , in Multiple Selection Questions, it is mentioned that .... 'An answer is considered correct only if ALL the correct choices and NO wrong choices are selected. Each correct answer will be awarded 5 marks and each wrong answer will be awarded –0.5 marks. There is NO PARTIAL marks. Questions not attempted will be given zero marks.'

      So .. If out of 3 correct answers, we marked only 1 or 2 CORRECT answers, so we shall be awarded -0.5 or zero ?

      ReplyDelete
      Replies
      1. I think, they will give negative marks for that.

        Delete
    61. Sir just two months for the exam. if i start the prep today..will I be able to complete the PDFs you've provided? Any topics to pay more attention on? Will current affairs be asked? Will it be a problem if I have a commerce background?

      ReplyDelete
      Replies
      1. It will be problem if u don't start even now! don't think, ur background is not at all a prob, current affairs might not be useful, but GK about indian, design and art facts will be asked, chk the materials as well as the list of topics in this page!

        Delete
    62. is UCEED paper similar to somewhat thatof FDDI and how much minimum marks one should score in UCEED or NIDto get selected . I am also thinking of taking a crash course for UCEED that of 12 days

      ReplyDelete
      Replies
      1. I'm not aware of FDDI pattern, but i think it's pattern is not completely same as UCEED, please chk previous papers of FDDI, which is available in internet. Minimum marks is not fixed, it varies every year dependent on many factors.

        Delete
    63. Sir, now just one month left ! So can you please suggest some topics we should prepare the most after completing your stuff ?

      Is General Awareness about monuments, painters, architects important ?

      ReplyDelete
      Replies
      1. Ya, those GA topics are required, last year although we didn't ecpected but some questions were asked. So, go through them too .... and as of know, the list of topics that I included in this page is what I believe the complete syllabus from my side. If I find some other topics or list/names of topics, I will definitely update.

        Delete
    64. thank you so much sir. great help. :D

      ReplyDelete
    65. hi,sir this very useful website i got all i want to know but i did not see useful matter about painters and their painting can u help me sir

      ReplyDelete
    66. Hi sir...thank you very much ..I found this site very useful...For the last year's uceed they have asked for the designers of certain logos...i need your help sir!!can u please include some details regarding dat too..

      ReplyDelete
      Replies
      1. I'm already on it, will update soon and inform all.

        Delete
    67. yeahh bhanu sir, i too have query regarding this what unknown has asked...plss tell me how to prepare for such ques or pls include some data regarding ths typ of ques...

      ReplyDelete
    68. Sir, do you have study material for numeric type questions?
      such as formulas of area.perimeter of dufferent shapes.

      ReplyDelete
      Replies
      1. That has been updated in this page under - Mathematical Geometry > Basic Geometry study (for reference).
        You may scroll to the beginning of this page and check the first section now to get the formulae pdf

        Delete
    69. Sir do u think that learning painters and painting through their styles will be helpful and there will not be a tricky question such as showing a painting made by picaso without cubeism used in it

      ReplyDelete
      Replies
      1. Will they try to trick us with paintings not done in particular artist style
        like they usually do in CEED

        Delete
      2. bit doubtful, but for safer side, better to get prepared for that situation too.

        Delete
    70. Bhanu sir Leisure study - Puzzles to puzzle you by Shakuntala Devi link does not exist

      ReplyDelete
      Replies
      1. I uploaded my own pdf file that I have in my PC through drive, you can get that now :)

        Delete
    71. Sir, first of all, thankyou so much for this blog. Sir, how do we prepare for font related questions.
      Example question : "How many fonts have been used to write the following set of words?" (CEED 2015)

      ReplyDelete
      Replies
      1. Although it's purely observative, I can say that Fonts can be categorized into several groups. Once you know them and if you are capable of finding the difference such
        1. width of each alphabet
        2. Height
        3. Extensions/tooth
        4. Curving/plain/bends ........etc

        it would be very easy to identify difference fonts. But if the question is like which Font TYPE it is, then there's no other way other than remembering them!

        There's good number of links for font guide here -
        Second set of GA resources for UCEED/CEED and NID

        Delete
    72. Sir do you think the names of fashion designers and photographers are important?

      ReplyDelete
      Replies
      1. Of course yes,
        anything related to design is worth studying!

        Delete
    73. How to prepare for literature (true statement) type questions?
      Can you upload sports type questions?

      ReplyDelete
      Replies
      1. Will consider those topics in further updates if any. Although I think I have included materials for literature topics in this page. Please check if you can find them.

        Delete
    74. Sir,i have more or less studied all the resource and each and every bit of information you provided and from other informative sites where i could get my hands on. Now at this particular time exactly 2 weeks before the exam
      please guide me the important topics apart from imp painters and other things, among all this bunch of information which u think needs thorough revision as much as we can from this time till the exam

      ReplyDelete
      Replies
      1. Mostly, GA topics needs the last moment revision and if you have gone through everything, check yourself the topics that you might have missed, other thing is check if you are able to solve all aptitude and logical problems. Don't expect the same type as in previous papers or in mock tests!
        Design and english comprehension are the topics that most people neglect, what abt u? and GA topics can never be studied full! the more you dig, the more new or related info you get. So, don't restrict but move on to in depth topics of GA.

        Delete
    75. Hi, I'd like to know how are the total marks(80) divided among the 3 sections. . .

      ReplyDelete
    76. Recently UCEED uploaded a declaration that is to be submitted in case two figures were not displayed properly in the recent exam ,..Any idea on which question it might be ? ...Because when I checked the question paper released today , I found that one of the images (Q no 16 ) was not displayed properly , The bottom part of the picture was missing when I attended the paper ... I am not sure if i should fill in the declaration because it says " some of the terminals in some of the centres did not display the figures for two questions " ...in my case the figure was displayed , but was a bit cropped out

      ReplyDelete
      Replies
      1. That was for those who really faced the problem. Some students weren't able to see two images, only for them the declaration form is applicable. They have the system to check to who this happened, so if it didn't happened with you, don't do anything, otherwise you will get into trouble!

        Delete
    77. Hi, first of all, a big thanks to you for your immense help!
      Also I'd like to know how many seats are there at Jabalpur and Guwahati?

      ReplyDelete
    78. Your website helped me a lot for UCEED2016

      ReplyDelete
    79. Sir , how can i cover up my GA topics

      ReplyDelete
      Replies
      1. There's no shortcut for GA other than studying or precisely mugging!

        Delete
    80. I am going to appear for class 12th board exams in 2017 . Is i am eligible for UCEED 2017 jan exam

      ReplyDelete
    81. Hello
      My name is Tanvi
      I'm really scared and I want to, in any case, pass UCEED , even if I have 4 months. Will this surely be enough ?! Has anyone passed UCEED mostly because this information ??? Even if it feels useful I want to know if it's reliable too!

      ReplyDelete
    82. hello
      I'm ajay
      Your stuff is amazing sir. Please do us a favor of mentioning the date and time for a particular topic when you update it, which might be helpfull to us to understand which stuff is latest.
      Thankyou

      ReplyDelete
    83. can I use previous CEED question paper for uceed i think only section A, what do u say? would it help me?

      ReplyDelete
    84. hello sir,i have almost practiced everything available for uceed on your blog and have completed ceed question papers part A of last 7 years.is it enough or i need something more? if it is enough then please tell me what should i do next?

      ReplyDelete
      Replies
      1. it's not enough, go thru as many topics as possible n keep updating yourself!

        Delete
    85. really helpful!!!!!!
      no other website has this many features
      ur website is mind blowing!!!

      ReplyDelete

    Any of your comments for this post will be sent to Bhanu for his approval. It will get published only after his approval. You will receive mail for all the replies to your comment.