Undergraduate Common Entrance Exam for Design

Pen & Paper Mode, Computer Based Test

UCEED Basic Information

  • Application Fee:₹ 2,400
  • Number Of Attempts:2
  • Examination Modes:Pen & Paper Mode, Computer Based Test
  • Exam Conducting Body:Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay (IITB)
  • Courses:B.DES
  • Streams:Design

UCEED 2021: Counseling, Seat Allotment of 2nd Round (Released)

Updated On - June 05 2021 by Ganesh Wankhede

UCEED 2021 Counseling has been started and the 2nd round seat allotment result has been released on 10 May 2021. Scorecard has been released on 10 March 2021. The exam was 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 Exam Status

Candidates can check the UCEED 2021 Exam Status from the below table:

Undergraduate Common Entrance Exam for Design 2021 Status

Counseling has been started. The seat allotment of second round has been released.

Latest Updates

  • UCEED 2021 Round-2 Seat Allotment has been released on 10 May 2021. Candidates can download the allotment list here- Download Now.

UCEED 2021 Important Dates

Check the important dates related to seat allotment of the UCEED 2021 examination from the table below:
UCEED Important Dates
Application Form available from09 September 2020
Last date to submit applications without late fee24 October 2020 31 October 2020 10 November 2020
Last date to register with late fee01 to 07 November 2020 17 November 2020
Admit Card download01 January 2021
UCEED 2021 Examination17 January 2021 (9 AM-12 Noon)
Release of Draft Answer Key for Part-A21 January 2021
Last date for sending comments about Draft Answer Key24 January 2021
Release of Final Answer Key for Part-A, Average and Std Deviation31 January 2021
UCEED result date & downloading of rank card10 March 2021

UCEED 2021 Counseling

UCEED 2021 counseling for the Participating Institutes has been started. 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 counseling:
  • Counseling 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-1012
EWS - PWD -0000
OBC - NCL101431037
OBC - NCL - PWD -1001
SC 572620
SC - PWD -1001
ST 341310
ST - PWD-0000
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).

UCEED 2021 Result

UCEED 2021 Result will be announced on 10 March 2021 tentatively. 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 a 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:
Section NameMarks per correct answerIs there negative marking?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:
CategoryPart A(Cutoff)Part B(Cutoff)Minimum Qualifying Marks
Scheduled Caste403.050 
Scheduled Tribe403.050
Candidates can also check sectional cut-off marks of UCEED 2020 Part A.
CategorySection 1Section 2Section 3
Scheduled Caste3.63.64.8
Scheduled Tribe3.63.64.8

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
Merit ListMinimum % of marks in each Section in Part-A and Part-BMinimum Total Marks
Common rank list (CRL)10%100
OBC-NCL rank list9%90
SC/ST/PwD rank list5%50

UCEED 2021 Application Form

UCEED 2021 Application form has been released on 09 September 2020 and can be filled till 10 November 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 can fill until 17 November with a late fee of Rs. 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:
    1. A recent colour photograph in either JPEG or JPG format.
    2. Scanned copy of the candidate’s full signature on white paper in either JPEG or JPG format.
    3. If the applicant appeared in 2019, qualifying examination certificate had to be uploaded in PDF format.
    4. Candidates appearing for the board exam in 2020 had to upload a certificate from the school/college principal in PDF format.
    5. If the name is not the same as in the Class XII certificate, gazette notification showing the change of name in PDF format.
    6. 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 2021:

UCEED Application Fee 
Application Fee
Indian Nationals (including PIO/OCI)
Female Candidates (all categories)
Rs. 1500 
SC, ST, PwD 
Rs. 1500 
All Other Candidates
Rs. 3000
Foreign Nationals
Candidates from SAARC countries
USD 160
Candidates from non-SAARC countries
USD 300

Registration Fee for Examination Centres in Dubai is given below in a table:

Application Fee
Indian Nationals (including PIO/OI)
All Indian Nationals
USD 200
Foreign Nationals
Candidates from SAARC countries
USD 200
Candidates from non-SAARC countries
USD 325
  • 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

Age Limit
  • 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.
Qualifying Examination
  • 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:

Age Limit
  • 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.
UCEED Qualification

The candidates should have qualified and obtained a rank in UCEED 2021.

Qualifying Examination
  • The candidate must have passed the qualifying examination (Class 10+2 or equivalent) in 2021 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.

UCEED 2021 Exam Pattern

Candidates should check the UCEED 2021 exam pattern carefully as the question paper will consist of two parts. Questions from both parts are compulsory. The complete format of UCEED is given below:
  • Medium: The question paper will only be in English.
  • Examination Mode: The exam will be conducted online (CBT) as well as offline (PBT) mode. 
  • Exam Duration: Candidates will get 180 minutes (three hours) to complete the exam.
PART A of the UCEED question paper will consist of three sections as given below:
UCEED Paper Pattern for Part A
Number of Questions
Marks for Correct Answers
Marks for Wrong Answers
Total Marks
Numerical Answer Type (NAT)
Multiple Select Questions (MSQ)
Multiple Choice Question (MCQ)
UCEED Exam Pattern for PART B (Pen-Paper Based Test)
  • This part will consist of only one question that is aimed at testing drawing skills which will require subjective evaluation.
  • The time duration for Part B will be 30 minutes.
  • Total marks allotted for Part B is 60 marks.

UCEED 2021 Syllabus

The UCEED question paper will have two parts and UCEED 2021 syllabus comprises topics from both the parts. Candidates can prepare for the exam as per the following topics mentioned below:
Syllabus of PART- A 
  • Visualization and Spatial Ability
  • Observation and Design Sensitivity
  • Environmental and Social Awareness
  • Analytical and Logical Reasoning
  • Language and Creativity
  • Design Thinking and Problem Solving
 Syllabus of PART- B
  • Drawing: Ability to draw products, people or scenes in proportion with good line quality, composition, proportion, perspective and shading.

UCEED 2021 Preparation Tips

Preparation can be exhausting at times. Here are certain preparatory tips that would help candidates overcome the anxiety of exam and prepare efficiently.

  • Visualisation and spatial ability play an important part in the design. Visualise the figures, patterns and shapes given in question; and figure out to solve them graphically.
  • Understand the syllabus and exam pattern.
  • Solve UCEED 2020 sample papers. Prioritise quick solving questions and saving time.
  • Attempt mock tests and see the score. Derive inferences and aim to improve.

UCEED 2021 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.

List of institutes accepting UCEED 2021 scores for admission into B.Des program

Institutes Accepting UCEED Score
Participating InstitutesNon-Participating Institutes (but accepting UCEED Score)
IIT Bombay
Anant National University Ahmedabad
IIT GuwahatiARCH College of Design and Business, Jaipur
IIT HyderabadChitkara University, Punjab
IIITDM JabalpurCentral Institute of Technology, Kokrajhar
 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:
  1. Ahmedabad
  2. Bengaluru
  3. Bhopal
  4. Bhubaneswar
  5. Chandigarh
  6. Chennai
  7. Dehradun
  8. Delhi
  9. Ernakulum
  10. Panaji
  11. Guwahati
  12. Hyderabad
  13. Jaipur
  14. Lucknow
  15. Kolkata
  16. Kozhikode
  17. Mumbai
  18. Nagpur
  19. Patna
  20. Pune
  21. Raipur
  22. Thiruvananthapuram
  23. Thrissur
  24. Visakhapatnam
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:
Exam NameUCEED 2021 or Undergraduate Common Entrance Exam for Design
Conducting BodyIndian Institute of Technology, Bombay
LevelNational Level
CourseUndergraduate Programm in Design
UCEED Official Websitehttp://www.iitb.ac.in/
Exam ModeOnline
Exam PurposeTo offer admission in Design at National Level 

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. 

The Indian Institute of Technology will examine the following domains:

StreamEntrance Exam NameValid for Admission in
Engineering & ArchitectureJoint Entrance Exam (Advanced) - JEE AdvancedEngineering & Architecture Courses at NITs, CFTIs and other premium institutes.
DesigningUndergraduate Common Entrance Exam for Design (UCEED)Bachelor of Design (B.Des) courses at IITs and various other prestigious institutes. 
DesigningCommon Entrance Exam for Design (CEED)Master of Design (M.Des) and PhD in Design at IITs, IISc and IIITDM institutes.
Engineering & Architecture Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) Masters and Doctoral programmes and PSUs recruitment.
ScienceIIT Joint Admission Test for Masters (IIT-JAM)Entry into the Master of Science (M.Sc) programme.
Humanities & Social SciencesHumanities and Social Sciences Entrance Exam (HSEE)

Integrated M.A. in Development Studies and Integrated M.A. in English Studies.


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UCEED Important Dates

UCEED 2021 Exam Date17 Jan 2021
Admit card01 Jan 2021
UCEED 2021 Form Date09 Sep - 17 Nov 2020
UCEED 2021 Result10 Mar 2021

Undergraduate Common Entrance Exam for Design Exam Pattern

Paper 1
Exam Duration:

3 hours

Total Marks:


Question Paper Type :

Multiple Choice Questions

Negative Marking:



Instructions:Paper 1 will conduct in CBT mode and will be of 240 Marks. There will be a total 68 questions in the question paper.

Paper 2
Exam Duration:

0 hours 30 minutes

Total Marks:


Question Paper Type :


Negative Marking:



Instructions:Paper 2 will be conduct in Offline mode and will be of 60 minutes.

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Form Start Date:

09 Sep 2020

Form End Date:

17 Nov 2020

The last date to submit the form was on 17 Nov 2020
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