(Syllabus) IIT: Undergraduate Common Entrance Examination
for Design (UCEED) - 2017
Visualisation 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.
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 such as sentence structure and usage, the use of
tenses, verb patterns, articles, and active and passive constructions etc., and
vocabulary skills. 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.