15 September 2016

Strategy (weekly time table) for UCEED preparation


Hello all

Glad to write for you again. In this post I will be covering two strategic ways of setting weekly time table for your smooth preparation to UCEED exam. Please note that there is no universal strategy applicable for everyone. Strategy and preparation level varies form person to person based on their existing abilities (proficiency in a field), how much time to spend everyday, their status (completely dedicated or partially preparing and also aiming for other exams), their ease of understanding/grasping topics, their ability skills and so on. Some students need plenty of time, while others needs hardly few days to prepare. There are cases where student go unprepared and got top AIRs! So, it all depends on personal capabilities, but this timetable will be helping those whom need guidance or a systematic approach of preparation.

Having a reference time table might give you some idea of what topics to be studied, how much time to be spent for the topics, how length they are, your status/level for that topic and most importantly it will help as a check list to ensure that you don't miss any topic being unprepared. 

The first strategy/time-table is for those whom are already good at observation/ ability skills/ mathematics etc but not that proficient in GK. The second strategy is for those whom also need practice on mathematics/image-based observation questions, visualization question etc, and also slightly lacking in GK (I believe only very very few are gifted with GA/GK on designers etc - So, I include GA topics for both category students).

Kind note: You might be the best judge to know your abilities, shortfalls and the need for topic improvements, so adjust the given time table accordingly and go on your phase, that best suits you. Below timetable might only act as a reference :)


Since most of you can have access to aptitude and reasoning books, cost of which is comparatively less than any NID/UCEED/CEED books, I, therefore, list out the topics from those books.  I will list out the topics with their ranking in brackets. A very high rank (high being 5) means you are advised to prepare to the full for that topics, and a very low rating (low being 1), means you are advised not to spend much time on that and any rating in between means you are advised to give importance accordingly (time).

Verbal Reasoning topics
  • Syllogism (3)
  • Logical Sequence of Words (2)
  • Blood Relation Test (1)
  • Series Completion (1)
  • Cause and Effect (3)
  • Dice, Venn Diagrams (3)
  • Cube and Cuboid (2)
  • Analogy (2)
  • Seating Arrangement (3)
  • Character Puzzles (3)
  • Direction Sense Test (5) 
  • Arithmetic Reasoning (3)
  • calendar (1)
  • Data sufficiency (3)

Non Verbal Reasoning



  • Series (4)
  • Analogy (5)
  • Classification (4)
  • Analytical Reasoning (5)
  • Mirror Images & Water Images (2)
  • Embedded Images (2)
  • Pattern Completion  (5)
  • Figure Matrix (3)
  • Paper Folding (5)
  • Paper Cutting (5)
  • Rule Detection (5)
  • Grouping of Images (4)
  • Shape Construction (4)
  • Image Analysis (5)
  • Cubes and Dice (5)

STRATEGY - 1

Level : above average at Mathematics/Image-based visualization, observation Ques. 

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Month : September

  • 1st week - Paragraph comprehension, verbal reasoning,
  • 2nd week -  Mathematical aptitude, image based aptitude ques that improves observation/visualization and imagination skills
  • 3rd week - Perspective study, vanishing point concepts, GK on latest products, non- verbal reasoning 
  • 4th week - GK on authors, print/color media study, mechanism and everyday usage things working, basic concept behind that, non-verbal reasoning
  • 5th week - Paragraph and reading comprehension, English (sentance corrections, fillups etc), ability tests, CEED/UCEED Mock-test/previous paper test

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Month : October

  • 1st week - practice/test on ability tests, IQ ques, reading and paragraph comprehension, GA on art history, renaissance, India culture, non-verbal practice
  • 2nd week - India culture, logical arrangement of words, illusions, mechanism and everyday usage things working, basic concept behind that, pattern analysis, CEED/UCEED Mock-test/previous paper test
  • 3rd week - comprehension revision, Architecture (some part), mechanism and everyday usage things working, basic concept behind that, pattern analysis, 
  • 4th week - GK on painters/paintings, designers, famous persons, facial expressions, Mathematical aptitude, image based aptitude ques that improve observation/visualization and imagination skills, CEED/UCEED Mock-test/previous paper test

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Month : November

  • 1st week - ability tests (identifying pattern in a given set), verbal reasoning, math aptitude, solid geometry/projections, CEED/UCEED Mock-test/previous paper test, GK on India culture, 
  • 2nd week - Solid/image manipulation, geometry etc, GK on materials, typography, font, 
  • 3rd week - latest products, authors, architecture, video/media, animation, CEED/UCEED Mock-test/previous paper test
  • 4th week - Solid/image manipulation, geometry etc, non verbal revision, GK on colors, Architecture, famous personalities, CEED/UCEED Mock-test/previous paper test

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Month : December

  • 1st week - GK on art media, colors, designers, data interpretation, environmental awareness, Aptitude, CEED/UCEED Mock-test/previous paper test
  • 2nd week - English verbals, meanings, synonyms and antonyms, math and image aptitude revision and practice, ability practice, (non verbal) - pictogram puzzles, color schemes practice, CEED/UCEED Mock-test/previous paper test
  • 3rd week - Paragraph comprehension revision, GK on photography, animation, signs/symbols,  Mathematical aptitude, image based aptitude ques that improve observation/visualization and imagination skills, CEED/UCEED Mock-test/previous paper test
  • 4th week - Reasoning revision, GK on font, typography, logos, famous persons, CEED/UCEED Mock-test/previous paper test 

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Month : January

  • 1st week - revision on painters/paintings, designers, famous persons, India culture, art history, revision on Perspective study, environment study (just an overview), English vocabulary, solving some questions on image-based ability/aptitude/analysis problems, Mock tests or previous year papers (as many as possible)
  • 2nd week - revision on animation terms, colors, solid geometry, design aptitude, painters/paintings, designers, famous persons, India culture, art history, renaissance, Mock test or previous year paper practice (as many as possible) 
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STRATEGY - 2

Level : Below average at Mathematics/Image-based visualization, observation Ques. 


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Month : September

  • 1st week - Basics/introduction to solids, types of solids, basic formulas/concepts related to geometry and mensuration.
  • 2nd week -   Basics of solids, projections, types of projections, types of views (front view, top view and side views). Understanding manipulations, review of mensuration problems, geometry formulas etc
  • 3rd week - Perspective study, vanishing point concepts, GK on latest products, Mathematical aptitude, exercise problems on geometry views (front, top .....) projections, CEED/UCEED previous paper practice/test (to get an idea of pattern and type of questions) , non-verbal reasoning 
  • 4th week - GK on authors, print/color media study, mechanism and everyday usage things working, basic concept behind that, exercise problems on geometry views (front, top .....) projections,
  • 5th week - Paragraph and reading comprehension, ability tests, CEED/UCEED Mock-test/previous paper test, non verbal reasoning

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Month : October

  • 1st week - practice/test on ability tests, IQ ques, reading and paragraph comprehension, GA on art history, renaissance, India culture, exercise problems on counting no. of faces, patterns, color pattern analysis etc, mensuration/quantitative-aptitude problems exercise, verbal reasoning
  • 2nd week - India culture, logical arrangement of words, illusions, mechanism and everyday usage things working, basic concept behind that, pattern analysis, paragraph comprehension, CEED/UCEED Mock-test/previous paper test, image based aptitude ques that improves observation/visualization and imagination skills
  • 3rd week - comprehension revision, Architecture (some part), mechanism and everyday usage things working, basic concept behind that, pattern analysis, few hours practice on aptitude revision, tessellations, folding/unfolding of solids, (non-verbal raesoning)
  • 4th week - GK on painters/paintings, designers, famous persons, facial expressions, Mathematical aptitude, image based aptitude ques that improves observation/visualization and imagination skills, CEED/UCEED Mock-test/previous paper test

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Month : November

  • 1st week - ability tests (identifying pattern in a given set), verbal reasoning, math aptitude, solid geometry/projections, shape manipulations, tessellations, syllogism, analogy etc (non verbal), CEED/UCEED/NID Mock-test/previous paper test, GK on India culture, 
  • 2nd week - Solid/image manipulation, geometry etc, mechanical and spatial ability GK on materials, typography, font, paragraph comprehension, every day products and their mechanism
  • 3rd week - latest products, authors, architecture, video/media, animation, CEED/UCEED/NID Mock-test/previous paper test, mechanical and spatial ability revision
  • 4th week - Solid/image manipulation, geometry etc, GK on colors, Architecture, CEED/UCEED/NID Mock-test/previous paper test

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Month : December

  • 1st week - revision on ability tests, analogy, surface counting type ques, GK on art media, designers, data interpretation, environmental awareness, Aptitude, CEED/UCEED Mock-test/previous paper test, 
  • 2nd week - English verbals, meanings, synonyms and antonyms, math and image aptitude revision and practice, ability practice, pictogram puzzles, color schemes practice, CEED/UCEED Mock-test/previous paper test
  • 3rd week - Paragraph comprehension revision, GK on photography, animation, signs/symbols,  Mathematical aptitude, image based aptitude ques that improves observation/visualization and imagination skills, CEED/UCEED Mock-test/previous paper test
  • 4th week - Reasoning revision, GK on font, typography, logos, famous persons, CEED/UCEED Mock-test/previous paper test 

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Month : January

  • 1st week - revision on painters/paintings, designers, famous persons, India culture, art history, revision on Perspective study, vanishing point concepts, environment study (just an overview), English vocabulary, solving some questions on image-based ability/aptitude/analysis problems, Mock tests or previous year papers (as many as possible)
  • 2nd week - revision on animation terms, solid geometry, design aptitude, painters/paintings, designers, eevryday product and their mechanism, famous persons, India culture, art history, renaissance, Mock test or previous year paper practice (as many as possible) 


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Fastness is very imp in UCEED because most UCEED questions are usually lengthier and also tougher than CEED. So, intense practice is required to attain fastness and hence good score by avoiding negative marking (due to mistakes by hurrying due to time constraint). Practicing previous papers or sample tests will help you in monitoring the phase as well as help you with fast practice.

If you feel like some topics are uncovered in the above weekly plan, please do comment here so that others would also know. 


All the best for your start :)


31 comments:

  1. Can you suggest similar strategy regarding NID preparation. As for the part A and B both!

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    1. Waiting for the notifications to be out. Once the brochure is available and once we confirm the pattern being similar to previous years, then I will consider giving some time table for NID too.

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  2. Hello Bhanu Chander CEED 2017 notification is coming on http://www.gate.iitb.ac.in/ .But it is indicating to check JEE Websitefor more details and i m getting which one. Can you please help me out??

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  3. Can you suggest some books on tesselations and isometric drawings ?

    Also, where can I get more practice questions on visual communication drawing questions for ceed part B ?

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  4. Is the above said stuffs(on time table)available in this blog itself ?

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    1. yes, it's pretty easy to find them if u navigate to UCEED page of this blog! Check menu bar on the top of this page.

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  5. i already know some stuff but is it late to start now? will I be able to complete before nid/uceed?

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  6. hello sir!
    Sir I'll be starting my preparations thid month and am planning to give both nid-dat and uceed. Any suggestions on how I should go about it?
    I know the time left is really less but I believe I can work hard and follow up on the time wasted.
    Thank you!

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    1. UCEED prep can also be done in a week if u have prior GA on design. What matters is how u utilize the available time left. You really need to concern on NID subjective part too. Actually u have almost two months time which is more than sufficient. Re-plan the above schedule according to ur convenience n just start preparing.

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  7. hello sir
    i am starting my preparation from now ..
    can u give me some suggestions like .. reference books for uceed,so that i can prepare well and crack the exam

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    1. My above conversation is for the same topic, u can chk that, regarding materials, I've shard online materials in uceed page, u can chk this and practice - https://stuffyoulook.blogspot.in/p/uceed.html

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  8. Sir, Am a student preparing for jee in Kota but I am interested in designing too.
    I have not started preparing for the exam yet although I have gone through the paper of the last few years. Just 3more weeks to go. Any study tips for this exam so that I can focus on jee too and this as well?

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    1. Fortunately some topics of JEE and UCEED are same, so preparing for two simultaneously is gud, u can refer to below two posts

      https://stuffyoulook.blogspot.in/2016/12/uceed-quick-practice-list-with-syllabus.html

      http://stuffyoulook.blogspot.in/2016/02/materials-and-books-for-jee-mains-paper-2.html

      Practice more on image based aptitude ques for sure!

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  9. Sir I am practicing different mock tests and papers of uceed but still if I goes for a new paper,I lacks in performation..
    It have came to end now, so sir please give me last tips so I can at least got clearing marks and also tell me that what would be the possible cutoff for obc candidate this year.

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    1. first thing is news paper Reading is not that imp for uceed, so spend time for other topics, u need to go thru theory of GA as well as design aptitude as much as u can at this time. Pl. don't ask me cutoff's!!! Will urestrict urself to cutoff instead of giving ur full attempt ?

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  10. Hello there. Could you please post a strategic plan on how to ATTEMPT the exam? Like time management mantras etc.

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    1. Planning to release a video guide before tomorrow.

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  11. Hello sir I came to about your blog as my friend suggested me as I'm going to prepare for uceed examination 2018 can you please suggest me some reference books for the examination and as well as which universities are open after getting in merit list of uceed??

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    1. Usually, I didn't come across any single book that worked well for uceed (other than uceed study books sold by private coaching centers, reviews of which I don't know as I haven't gone through them) But as far as I know Arihant NATA books are good for math and image aptitude part (not completely but for practice of some topics). Most UCEED topics are from wide syllabus, so you need to rely on several sources for preparation.

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  12. hey..can you put up a weekly timetable for nid preparation as well? Its my humble request, help me out by providing a timetable covering all the necessary topics.
    Thank you.

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    1. Already many people have asked this. I think it's time for me to work on it. Will do that soon and no need to be so humble friend :)

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  13. Hello Sir I am going to start preparing for UCEED from August and will be working hard to get into Top AIRs and give my everything to the exam .Other than the material you provided what should i consider doing especially for english? I read a comment related to solving Arihant NATA books. What else should be considered?

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    1. Yaa NATA books are fine, go for verbal and non-verbal books for more practice

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  14. Time table for NID please and more tips how to cover the syllabus. And what exactly one should focus in maths and reasoning?

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