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Announcement 1: UCEED 2021 Application Click here to apply
To do an undergraduate program in Design (B. Des) in India, there are 2 exams that one may target:
For more information on Design as a Career and the opportunities, the Creative Careers e-book has more information
Generally, the first year is common and students start to choose their specializations in subsequent academic years. The broad categories of specialization are listed below:
Note: Fashion Design has its own classifications which is covered in detail on our Fashion Design Page
How are students ranked to get through B.Des programmes in India?
|Application Start Date||Generally October|
|Application End Date||Generally November|
|Test Dates Round 1:||Usually January|
|Declaration of Round 1 Results / Ranks||Generally March|
|Test Date Round 2:||Generally May|
|Declaration of Round 2 Results / Ranks||Generally June|
|Next Process: College Selection||Generally June|
|College Starts:||Generally August|
|Application Start Date||September 09, 2020|
|Application End Date||October 10, 2020|
|Test Dates Round 1:||January 17, 2021|
|Declaration of Round 1 Results / Ranks||March 10, 2021|
|Test Date Round 2:||Not Applicable|
|Declaration of Round 2 Results / Ranks||Not Applicable|
|Next Process: College Selection||Tentatively May / June 2021|
|College Starts:||Tentatively July / August 2021|
It is highly recommended that students write both NID & UCEED to maximize their chances of getting into a college of their choice.
|Numerical Answer Type (NAT) (18 Questions)|
Multiple Select Question (MSQ) (18 Questions)
Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) (32 Questions)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 2021 may not cover all the topics.
Ability to draw products, people or scenes in proportion with good line quality, composition, proportion, perspective and shading.
All colleges have a 3 stage admission process - Design Aptitute Test (DAT), Studio Test & Interview with Portfolio review. So applicants must have a holistic approach to their preparation.
Design Quotient Labs (DQLABS) takes pride in its unique Design Training Programs which successfully trains creative students to gain admission into their dream design university. Our previous students have got admission into leading design universities like NID (UG and PG), India; Carnegie Melon University, USA; Instituto Europo di Design, Italy etc amongst others.
The students are mentored by by professional designers from IIT, NID, NIFT etc. who have also previously worked with globally renowned design studios. The training for NID is comprehensive which includes preparation for the Design Aptitude Test (DAT) and Situation Test, Portfolio and Interview. Similarly, students targeting other colleges in India and abroad can also be guided accordingly. To know more about DQLABS click here.
All the DQLABS study material and the teaching methodology for Design entrance preparation is a result of years of experience we have gained through mentoring thousands of Design aspirants at our design studios in Bangalore, Chennai, Mangalore, Pune, and Thrissur.
I owe a lot you guys for my results. I got a score of 131 in nata and the third rank in karnataka's cet. The drawing skills I developed with you also played a major role in me securing the 359th rank all India and getting admitted to SPA Delhi.
I took a ten day crash course with you as well as a 1 year online course during my 11th standard. I finally took another 10 day refresher course after my 12th boards. I really enjoyed the time I spent with you guys. What impressed me a lot were the corrections you were able to make in my sketches. You helped me transfer the ideas from my head onto paper really effectively. I've got no complaints really, you were efficient and my teachers were good. Some of your assignments like speed sketching were a lot of fun!!
On the whole, I enjoyed my time with you and I ended up with really good scores.
Thanks a lot!Ashwin Abraham
I am student of DQLABS and took the seven days crash course. The exhaustive study material helped me immensely while the numerous mock tests helped me see how the actual exam would takes place, ensuring better time management and accuracy on my part. i am grateful to DQ Labs for helping me obtain my score and realize my dreams.Tanya Shah
I had enrolled for a two weeks course at DQ labs between the 1st of April and 13th of April, after which I wrote my exam on the 30th of April, giving a two week's gap of practice in between.I got my scorecard yesterday and I got a "134/200".I am very happy. This won't have been possible without the help and guidance given by my teachers at your Institute.Thangson Tombing
I would like to thank Mr. Umesh and Mr. Shaun and their team of teachers for their skilled support at every step of the way. Each and every day spent in those two weeks meant a great deal in my exams. Those 2D, 3D, 2-point 3-point perspective and the practices, plus assignments really honed my skills and the encouragement I got from my teacher, I am so grateful for that.I certianly have no regrets of taking this coaching at your institute.
I have been a student of DQ Labs for the last one month for my NATA preparations I cannot thank Mr Shayam and his group of teachers enough for the invaluable help they have rendered me during this time.
The online study material and the mock tests were all very helpful. As a matter of fact a few questions were straight out of the online study material provided . The regular assignments helped me to realize a few important aspects of what I would experience in my drawing tests.
I would also take this opportunity to thank you for rescheduling and being so cooperative and flexible about my timings.
I must confess that I was quite skeptical about online classes and how serious they would be or how effective would they eventually end up being , but now I can say with confidence that every bit of the score which I have got in NATA is because of DQ Labs and their help.Indrajeet Haldar,