UCEED 2020: Notification (Released), Application Form, Eligibility


UCEED 2020 Registration process is ending today i.e; 09 November 2019. The Undergraduate Common Entrance Examination for Design (UCEED) was started by IIT-Bombay in 2015 for admissions to Bachelor of Design programmes offered by IIT-Bombay, IIT-Guwahati, IITDM-Jabalpur. This year CIT Kokrajhar, Assam and IIIT-Delhi also join this list. On 18 January 2020 the 5th year of this examination, UCEED 2020 will be conducted.

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 UCEED 2020 Registration process is ending today i.e; 09 November 2019. 

UCEED Admission Notification has been released. The application form will be started on 09 October 2019.

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UCEED 2020 Important Dates

Following are the dates for UCEED 2020 and Joint Seat Allocation for B.Des. at IIT Bombay, IIT Guwahati and IIITDM Jabalpur.

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Events Dates (Announced)
Online Registration Begin 09 October 2019
Last date for online registration with the regular fee 09 November 2019
Last date for online registration with late fee of Rs. 500/- 16 November 2019
Admit card Release 01 January 2020
Last date for rectification of discrepancy in admit card 05 January 2020
UCEED Exam Date 18 January 2020
Draft Answer Key Release for Part-A 21 January 2020
Last date for challenging draft answer key 27 January 2020
Release of Final answer key for Part A 04 February 2020
UCEED Result Declare & starting of downloading the scorecard 13 March 2020
Application form for B.Des programme 08-30 June 2020
Seat allotment for round 1 04 July 2020
Seat allotment for round 2 11 July 2020
Seat allotment for round 3 15 July 2020

UCEED 2020 Application Form

The online application process has been started on 09 October 2019. The last date to fill the form is 09 November 2019 without late fee and with late fee of Rs. 500/- is 16 November 2019. This process included candidate registration, filling the application, uploading required documents and lastly payment of fees after which application was submitted. The application fee (including GST), was Rs. 1180/- for female, SC/ST/PwC applicants, and Rs. 2360/- for other candidates.

Students of any discipline, who appeared for class XII exams in 2019 or due to appear in 2020, are eligible to apply for UCEED 2020. The General/OBC-NCL category students had to be born on or after 01 October 1995 and SC/ST/PWD had to be born on or after 01 October 1990. Candidates are only allowed 2 attempts in consecutive years. The examination took place at 20 centres in 2020 increasing from 19 centres in 2019.

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Eligibility Criteria

Here we have mentioned the complete eligibility to appear in the B.Des. programme.

  • Nationality: UCEED is open to Indian/Foreign and OCI (Overseas Citizen of India)/PIO (Person of Indian Origin) cardholders.
  • Age Limit: Candidate should have been born on or after 01 October 1995 (Open or OBC-NCL) and on or 01 October 1990 (SC/ST/PwD category).
  • Qualifying Exam: The applying candidate should pass the 12th or its equivalent exam from the recognized board/university.
  • Stream: Candidates passed with any stream, i.e., Science, Commerce, or Arts & Humanities are eligible to appear in UCEED 2020.
  • Appearing Candidates: Those passed in 2019 or studying in their final year (2020) of qualifying exam are eligible to apply.
  • Validity of Score Card: UCEED 2020 scorecard will be valid only for the academic year 2020-20.

How to Prepare for UCEED 2020?

The examination of UCEED 2020 is conducted through online mode for the candidate who is registered for this. But we are advising the candidate that he/she needs to go through the below information.

UCEED 2020 Admit Card

The admit card will be available on the official website on 01 January 2020. It could be downloaded after filling in the necessary details like the roll number, signature, and photo. Candidates must carry a printed copy of the downloaded admit card. Only candidates having a valid admit card will be allowed to write the examination.

UCEED Syllabus 2020

The syllabus of UCEED 2020 was given below for all of the candidates to know which topics and chapters were present in the entrance examination. By knowing UCEED 2020 Syllabus, the candidates were able to strengthen their preparation process. By following the syllabus, the candidates could stay focused on what they have to study and not get diverted.

Syllabus and Structure

A Mock test was made available in January 2020 to help candidates understand the paper structure and possible types of questions. UCEED is a computer-based exam with 3 sections covering 6 topics. The 3 sections included:

  1. Numerical Answers with 20 questions for 4 marks each
  2. Multiple Select with 20 questions for 5 marks each
  3. Multiple choices with 40 questions carrying 3 marks for correct answer and minus 1 mark for a wrong answer.

The 6 topics covered were:

  1. Visualization and Spatial Ability
  2. Observation and design Sensitivity
  3. Environmental and Social Awareness
  4. Analytical and Logical Reasoning
  5. Language and Creativity
  6. Design Thinking and Problem Solving

The difficulty level of the examination this year was considered to be lower than the years before with no surprise element. Hence, with minimum changes in procedure and type of examination, UCEED continues to be one of the most sought-after Design entrance examinations in the country.


The UCEED exam will have questions from the following six topics:

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, analyzing, 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 the design, history of the designed artifact, 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. Perform 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, the 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 the problem, generate alternatives, evaluate options and select solutions.

UCEED Courses

For all other information related to the B. Des programmes such as curriculum, course structure, facilities etc., at IIT Bombay, IIT Guwahati, and IIITDM Jabalpur or general information related to the institutes, please contact the respective department or institute. UCEED IIT

UCEED 2020 Exam Pattern

Candidates must check the exam pattern given here before proceeding to prepare for the examination.

  • Mode: UCEED is a computer-based examination (online mode).
  • Duration: The duration of the exam is 3 hours.
  • Maximum Marks: The question paper will be of a maximum of 300 marks.
  • Sections: The question paper will be consisting of 3 sections.
  • Type of Questions: In section A, Numerical Answer Type (NAT) questions will be asked. Section B and section C will be of Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ).
  • Marking Scheme: 4 marks will be awarded for each correct answer and no negative marking in section-A and section-B. In section-C, 3 marks will be allotted for every correct answer and 1 mark will be deducted for each incorrect answer.

Schedule for UCEED 2020

Date: 18 January 2020 (Saturday)
Session: 10:00 to 13:00
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UCEED 2020 result

UCEED 2020 Exam Pattern

S.No Particulars Details
1 Mode of Examination Online (Computer Based Test)
2 Duration of Examination 3 hours
3 Language English
4 Total Marks 300 Marks
6 Sections Section A: Numerical Answer Type (NAT) Questions

Section B: Multiple Select Questions (MSQ)

Section C: Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ)

UCEED 2020 Exam Centres

S.No Exam Centres
1 Ahmedabad
2 Bengaluru
3 Bhopal
4 Bhubaneshwar
5 Chandigarh
6 Chennai
7 Delhi
8 Guwahati
9 Hyderabad
10 Jaipur
11 Kolkata
12 Lucknow
13 Mumbai
14 Nagpur
15 Patna
16 Pune
17 Raipur
18 Thiruvananthapuram
19 Thrissur
20 Vishakhapatnam

Rank Lists

The Rank lists will be prepared on the basis of the total marks obtained in UCEED 2020.

Minimum prescribed marks for inclusion in the rank list

Merit List Minimum % of marks in each Section Minimum Total Marks
Common Rank List (CRL) 10 100
OBC-NCL rank list 9 90
SC rank list 5 50
ST rank list 5 50
PwD rank list 5 50

Marking Scheme of UCEED 2020

S.No Section Marking Scheme
1 Numerical Answer Type (NAT) Questions
  • For each correct response, 4 marks will be awarded
  • No negative marking
2 Multiple Select Questions (MSQ)
  • 5 marks will be awarded for each correct response
  • No negative or partial marking
3 Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ)
  • The candidates will be awarded 3 marks for each correct answer
  • 1 mark deducted for each wrong answer

Download the UCEED Brochure along with Syllabus PDF Here.

UCEED Total Seats

The following table shows the category-wise distribution of the available seats in Bachelor of Design (B.Des) programmes at IIT Bombay, IIT Guwahati and IIITDM Jabalpur for the academic year 2020-2020:

IITB 14 1 8 0 5 0 1 1 30
IITG 22 1 12 0 6 1 3 0 45
IIITDMJ 15 0 8 0 4 1 2 0 30
Total 51 2 28 0 15 2 6 1 105

How to check and Download UCEED 2020 Result

  • Results will be declared in March 2020 and results will be published on the official website.
  • Candidates need to log in with user login and password (created during the registration process) to view the results on the webpage.
  • UCEED qualified candidates will be able to download their scorecards from 1 March 2020.
  • The hard copy of the scorecard will not be sent to the qualified candidates.
  • Obtaining a rank in UCEED 2020 does not guarantee admission to the B. Des programme.

Institute Accepting UCEED Score: Result Sharing Institutes

1. Central Institute of Technology, Kokrajhar
2. U.P. Institute of Design Noida
3. Lovely Professional University, Phagwara, Punjab
4. University of Petroleum and Energy Studies, Dehradun
5. VIT University, Vellore, TamilNadu
6. World University of Design, Delhi NCR
7. Chandigarh University, Punjab
8. Srishti School of Art Design and Technology, Bengaluru
9. Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology, Delhi

How to check UCEED 2020 Result?

Below are the steps which a Candidate need to follow to check or download the UCEED 2020 result

  • Candidate needs to log in with their registered E-MAIL id and Password in order to get the result.
  • The result will appear on the screen, the candidate can save and download it.
  • Those who qualify for the UCEED, the only scorecard will available for them.

Participating Institutes

  • IIT-Bombay
  • Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati (IIT-Guwahati)
  • Indian Institute of Information Technology, Design, and Manufacturing, Jabalpur (IIITDM)

Review, Regrading or Retotalling

  • Since the Undergraduate Common Entrance Examination for Design is a computer-based test, there is no scope for review, re-grading or re-totaling of the exam paper.
  • However, the UCEED 2020 Question Paper and Draft Answer Key will be released on the UCEED website on24 January 2020.
  • Applicants can check the draft answer key and compare their answers to know the correct answers.
  • Any discrepancy/comment must be addressed to [email protected], on or before 27 January 2020. Candidates have to mention “Comments on Answer Keys” in the subject of the mail.
  • The final decision regarding the answer keys will be taken by the UCEED committee after consolidating all the comments from the candidates and the paper setting team. This decision will be binding on all the candidates.

Highlights of UCEED 2020

Events Overview
Examination Name Undergraduate Common Entrance Examination for Design
Also Known As UCEED
Name of Conducting Authority Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Bombay
Examination Mode Online
Examination level Undergraduate
Category of Examination National Level

UCEED Officiel Address and website

JEE (Advanced), UCEED & CEED 2020
IIT Bombay
Powai, Mumbai 400076

official address: www.uceed.iitb.ac.in

Read about All India Entrance Exam for Design Here.

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