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If you are worried that you haven’t prepared well enough for the NID and UCEED exams or if you think you need to brush up on your knowledge and skills, join our NID/UCEED Exam Crash Course.

Over the years, 4 out of every 10 DQ Labs NID/UCEED crash course students has been successful.

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What can DQ Labs Offer You?

If you are serious, this is how DQ Labs can help you out - you may choose from online or Physical classroom options for the NID UG (Prelims) & UCEED 2023 Crash Course

  1. NID UG (Prelims) & UCEED 2023 Crash Course - from December 2022 onwards : You get Aptitude & Sketching Classes & Full access to DQ Labs Learning Platform.
  2. NID Mains 2023 Crash Course - from December 2022 onwards : You get Material Handling, Interpersonal and Intra personal skills, Audio Visual Round, Observation Round, Observation Drawing, Memory Drawing, Quick Creative thinking, Speed Sketching & Interviews and Discussions.
  3. Self-Study Program on DQ Edge : DQ Edge is an award-winning learning platform to crack design entrance exams like NID UG (Prelims) & UCEED. It is structured to ensure you only study what you need to. This is why all previous NID UG (Prelims) & UCEED toppers have used DQ Edge extensively. This includes NID & UCEED Past Year Question Papers, NID & UCEED Mock Tests, NID & UCEED Study Material.

NID UG (Prelims) & UCEED 2023 Crash Course Package

Package Package Description Program Duration Mode of Teaching Price
2023 Mains 2023 NID UG Mains Only (Studio Test) Classes start immediately and continue till NID Mains Online or Classroom Rs. 10,000/- + GST
2023 UCEED 2023 UCEED Crash Course January 2023 Onwards Online Rs. 10,000/- + GST
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UCEED 2023 Crash Course Schedule (Jan 2023)

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NID UG Past Year Actual Question papers

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UCEED Past Year Actual Question papers

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What should you do to Crack NID UG (Prelims) & UCEED in 2023?

You can Smartly prepare to get into IIT & NIDs. Preparation goes beyond just sketching and aptitude. It is a mindset which the NID Selection panels are looking for. The tips below will help you get a huge advantage to your seat.

  1. Skill Yourself - The objective of NID & UCEED exam is to assess the knowledge, skills, and behavioral abilities of the candidates.
  2. Observe - Observe for the best architectural marvels around the world and learn how you can make it environment friendly.
  3. Exposure - Don't limit yourself. Explore beyond your home, your surroundings, your city, your country - Look out for the architectural marvels globally. Understand those architects and how they came up with such marvels.
  4. Communicate - Read a lot of Architectural magazines, go through architectural websites.
  5. Believe in yourself - If you do the above - You are sure to believe in yourself.

Why Should you Work towards NIDs or IITs?

  1. NIDs or IITs are the most Prestigious institutes in India to graduate with a degree in Design
  2. Students who get into these institutes, get access to the top Design faculty in India
  3. They also get the access to the top labs and infrastructure
  4. They have a group of competitive classmates which makes their learning much better as well
  5. The overall exposure they get is outstanding

This is why - if you are considering a degree in Design, you need to graduate from the best institutes i.e. NIDs or IITs

However, getting through to a Design program at NIDs or IITs is really tough.

UCEED 2023 Syllabus

Part A
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 to think out of the box.

Design Thinking and Problem Solving:

Ability to use visual analogies, metaphors, signs and symbols. Ability to understand complexity, identify problems, generate alternatives, evaluate options and select solutions.

Note:The topics given above are exhaustive and indicative of the nature of questions. However, the UCEED 2022 may not cover all the topics.

Part B

Ability to draw products, people or scenes in proportion with good line quality, composition, proportion, perspective and shading.

NID UG 2022 Top Scorers from DQ Labs

  • Chandana
    Rank - 1

  • Kumaran Sivakumar
    Rank - 7

  • Ananya Dutta
    Rank - 8

  • Nihal Reddy
    Rank - 8

  • Nikita Patwardhan
    Rank - 9

  • Meghana Gollapudi
    Rank - 13

  • Sreerama Samstuth
    Rank - 14

  • Gayatri Jai Kumar
    Rank - 43

  • Madhura
    Rank - 45

  • Koel Madiath
    Rank - 103

  • Bhagya
    Rank - 117

  • Mohi Kunwar
    Rank - 124

  • Naveena Moorthi
    Rank - 209

  • Ahana Vijay
    Rank - 213

  • Ojas Mishra
    Rank - 214

  • Aawishya Immanuel
    Rank - 244

  • Veda Arvind
    Rank - 247

  • Srishti Kamath
    Rank - 260

  • Ria Maria
    Rank - 308

  • Shruthi R K
    Rank - 367

  • Diya Vikram
    Rank - 435

  • Nethra Shrikanth
    Rank - 512

  • Rosanne Maria
    Rank - 504

  • Asmita Amla
    Rank - 557

  • Gargi Mathur
    Rank - 614

  • Madhavi Suresh
    Rank - 651

  • Chaitanya Deshpande
    Rank - 819

  • Shravani
    Rank - 1157

UCEED 2022 Top Scorers from DQ Labs

  • Nihal Reddy
    Rank - 58

  • Madhura Urade
    Rank - 79

  • Kumaran Sivakumar
    Rank - 108

  • Paavan Sharma
    Rank - 111

  • Mohi Kunwar
    Rank - 185

  • Nethra Shrikanth
    Rank - 281

  • Veda Arvind
    Rank - 539

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