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Exam Conducting Body:Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay (IITB)
UCEED 2021: Application Form (Started), Eligibility Criteria
Updated On - September 09 2020 by Akriti Maurya
UCEED2021 Application form window is open from 09 September to 10 October 2020. The exam is scheduled to be held on 17 January 2021 in online as well as offline mode. Undergraduate Common Entrance Exam for Design (UCEED) is conducted by the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Bombay and is given by the candidates to enter the Bachelor of Design (B.Des.) program at several institutes. After the exam, IITB organizes a Joint Admission Exercise which allows the candidate to get admission into a few prestigious institutions called participating institutes. Additionally, there are other universities and colleges which do not participate in the Joint Admission Exercise but do accept UCEED 2021 scores.
UCEED 2021 online registration window has been opened from 09 September 2020.
Last date for Online Registration with regular fee is 10 October 2020 & with late fee is 17 October 2020.
UCEED 2021 Important Dates
Check the important dates related to seat allotment of UCEED 2021 examination from the table below:
UCEED Important Dates
Application Form available from
09 September 2020
Last date to submit applications
10 October 2020
Last date to submit applications with late fee
17 October 2020
Admit Card download
01 January 2021
UCEED 2021 Examination
17 January 2021
Release of Draft Answer Key for Part-A
21 January 2021
Last date for sending Comments about Draft Answer Key
24 January 2021
Release of Final Answer Key for Part-A, Average and Std Deviation
31 January 2021
UCEED result date & downloading of rank card
10 March 2021
UCEED 2021 Application Form
UCEED 2021 Application form has been released on 09 September 2020 and can be filled till 10 October 2020 without late fee. Candidates must go through the below-given guidelines to capture every important detail regarding UCEED Registration 2021:
If a candidate misses the last date to submit the form, they cna fill until 17 October 2020 with a late fee ofRs. 500/-.
The application form for UCEED examination was submitted through online mode only.
Candidates had to make sure that all the details given in the application form are correct and verified.
PwD candidates were given a scribe and or compensatory time (20 min/hr) during the exam.
The candidate had to upload the following documents:
A recent colour photograph in either JPEG or JPG format.
Scanned copy of the candidate’s full signature on white paper in either JPEG or JPG format.
If the applicant appeared in 2019, qualifying examination certificate had to be uploaded in PDF format.
Candidates appearing for the board exam in 2020 had to upload a certificate from the school/college principal in PDF format.
If the name is not the same as in the Class XII certificate, gazette notification showing the change of name in PDF format.
OBC-NCL, Caste (for SC), Tribe (for ST) or PwD certificate issued by a competent authority in PDF format.
UCEED 2021 Application Fees
Mode of Payment: The candidates could pay the application fee through online mode via Debit card/Credit card/Net Banking.
The given table shows the Registration Fee for Examination Centres in India for UCEED 2020:
UCEED Application Fee
Indian Nationals (including PIO/OCI)
Female Candidates (all categories)
SC, ST, PwD
All Other Candidates
Candidates from SAARC countries
Candidates from non-SAARC countries
Registration Fee for Examination Centres in Dubai is given below in a table:
Indian Nationals (including PIO/OI)
All Indian Nationals
Candidates from SAARC countries
Candidates from non-SAARC countries
The registration fees shown above DOES NOT INCLUDE service charges, processing fees and any other charges that the banks may charge.
The application fee is non-refundable and non-transferable.
UCEED 2021 Eligibility Criteria
Candidate, including a foreign national, must have fulfilled every criterion to appear in UCEED. Candidates can read the below points to know the UCEED 2021 eligibility:
Eligibility Criteria for Applying in UCEED 2021
Candidate should have been born on or after 01 October 1995 for OPEN or OBC-NCL categories.
Candidate should have been born on or after 01 October 1990 for SC, ST or PwD categories.
Number of Attempts
A candidate can appear for UCEED for a maximum of two times and only in consecutive years.
UCEED score is valid for one year only.
Candidate should have passed 10+2 or equivalent examination in 2020 or 2021.
Candidates from Science stream with Physics, Chemistry and Maths as subjects are eligible to apply for all four institutes—IITB, IITG, IITH and IIITDMJ.
Applicants from any other streams are also eligible to apply for UCEED.
Eligibility Criteria for Applying for B.Desh
Candidates have to fulfil the following criteria mentioned below to apply for the admission:
Candidate should have been born on or after 01 October 1996 for OPEN or OBC-NCL categories & on or after 01 October 1991 if belonging to the SC, ST or PwD category.
The candidates should have qualified and obtained a rank in UCEED 2020.
The candidate must have passed the qualifying examination (Class 10+2 or equivalent) in 2020 or should be appearing for the qualifying examination in 2021 in order be eligible.
Applicants from the Science Stream with Physics, Chemistry and Maths as subjects are eligible to apply to all the four institutes. Candidates from any other stream (Science without Maths or Physics or Chemistry, Commerce, and Arts & Humanities) are eligible to apply to IIT Bombay, IIT Hyderabad and IIITDM Jabalpur.
Candidates appeared for the first time in their qualifying examination in 2019 or earlier are NOT eligible.
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UCEED2021 Admit Card
Candidates can download the UCEED 2021 Admit Card from 01 January 2021 onwards. Check all the information about UCEED hall ticket given below:
Admit card can be downloaded through the registration portal (www.uceed.iitb.ac.in)
IITB will issue the admit card to those candidates only whose registration will be complete in all aspects.
The admit card will contain various details like candidate's name, registration ID, Roll Number for UCEED, photograph, signature, exam schedule, test centre details and instructions to applicants.
In case of any discrepancy in the admit card, contact the Chairman JEE (Advanced), UCEED & CEED 2021 at IIT Bombay before the specified date via email mentioned in the registration portal.
Candidates must carry a government authorised photo identity proof along with the Admit Card to the exam venue on the exam day.
It is mandatory to carry the hard copy of the admit card to the examination centre otherwise they will not be allowed to appear for the exam.
UCEED 2021 Answer Key
UCEED 2021 answer key and question paper will be released on 21 January 2021 on the official website.
This answer key (Part A) can be used by the candidates to verify their answers, which are also made available in the form of Candidate Answer Sheets.
If a candidate believes that the answer key is wrong, they can contest the key by posing a challenge against it.
In case any discrepancy is found, it should be addressed to ([email protected]), on or before 24 January 2021.
Candidates have to mention “Comments on Answer Keys” in the subject of the mail.
The final answer key will be released on 31 January 2021.
UCEED 2021 Result
UCEED 2021 Result will be announced on 10 March 2021. The result will be declared on the official website. Just go through the Important points related to UCEED results that are mentioned below:
Candidates can download the result by using their user UCEED 2021 login id and password (created during the registration process).
The applicants who will qualify the exam will be able to download their scorecards.
It must be notified that hard copy of scorecard will not be sent to the qualified candidates.
Obtaining a rank does not necessarily a guaranteed admission in the B.Des. program in the Participating institutes.
Compilation of UCEED 2021 Result
The compilation of UCEED result is done according to the marking scheme set by IIT Bombay. Check the marking scheme given below.
Marking scheme: Check the negative marking and marks per question from the table below:
Marks per correct answer
Is there negative marking?
UCEED 2021 Cutoff
The cutoff for B.design admission has been released category-wise by IIT Bombay. The information is mentioned in the table below:
Minimum Qualifying Marks
Candidates can also check sectional cut-off marks of UCEED 2020 Part A.
Qualifying Marks for UCEED 2021
Candidates can check the list of minimum prescribed marks for qualifying the exam as per each category.
UCEED 2021 Rank List
Minimum % of marks in each Section in Part-A and Part-B
Minimum Total Marks
Common rank list (CRL)
OBC-NCL rank list
SC/ST/PwD rank list
UCEED 2021 counselling for the Participating Institutes commences will commence soon after the result will be published. Candidates can apply for the admission to the B.Des programme after qualifying the UCEED 2021. Qualified candidates can apply for the admission at IIT Bombay, IIT Guwahati, IIT Hyderabad and IIITDM Jabalpur for the academic year 2021-2022.
Check all the details given below to understand the complete procedure of UCEED counselling:
Counselling processing fee for applicants of all categories and genders is Rs. 2000/- for B.Des admission application.
The candidates can give their preference for institute and specialisation in which they want admission.
The applicants can “freeze” their allotted institute, which is determined by UCEED rank and availability, or decline it.
The candidates can also choose to “float” their allotted seat, which signifies that they accept the current allotment but are open to a seat that suits their preferences better.
Seats available for B.Design in IITs through UCEED
UCEED Seats Availability
Open - PWD
EWS - PWD
OBC - NCL
OBC - NCL - PWD
SC - PWD
ST - PWD
NOTE: *PWD reservations @ 5% (total 2 seats in all above programmes) will be horizontal (i.e. PWD candidates will consume seats from their birth category quota).
List of institutes accepting UCEED 2021 scores for admission into B.Des program
Delhi Technological University, Delhi (formerly Delhi College of Engineering)
Khyati School of Design, Ahmedabad
Lovely Professional University, Phagwara, Punjab
MIT World Peace University, Pune
Nirma University, Ahmedabad
Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology, Bengaluru
University of Petroleum and Energy Studies, Dehradun
U.P. Institute of Design, Noida
Vivekananda Global University, Jaipur
VIT University, Vellore
World University of Design, Delhi NCR
UCEED 2021 Exam Centres
Candidates should opt for 3 centres of their choice of preference for UCEED at the time of registration. After submitting the online application, request for change of the city will not be entertained under any circumstances.
UCEED 2021 will be held in the following 24 cities in India:
International Centre at Dubai
Candidates opting for Dubai centre should also compulsorily opt for 2 cities of their choice of preference from above 24 Indian cities while filling the application form. (if several registrations are less than 25, then the Dubai centre may be dropped from the final list, and those candidates will be allotted a centre from the 2 Indian cities of their choice of preference).
UCEED 2021 Highlights
Check the information related to Under Graduate Common Entrance Exam for Design 2021 given below:
UCEED 2021 or Undergraduate Common Entrance Exam for Design
Exam Conducting Body: Indian Institute of Technology
Indian Institute of Technology is the autonomous and public institution of higher education located in various cities of India. IITs are governed by the Institutes of Technology Act, 1961 and the government has declared them as institutions of national importance and lays down their powers, duties, and framework for governance.
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