UCEED Exam Pattern 2020
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UCEED Exam Pattern 2020 - Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Bombay released the new exam pattern of UCEED 2020 on September 20, 2019. There has been a change in UCEED exam pattern 2020 and now there will be two parts in the question paper. Initially, there was only one part while now there will be two parts and the second part will be a drawing section wherein the candidates will have to answer one question of 60 marks. As per the UCEED 2020 exam pattern, the exam will be conducted in computer-based mode. UCEED 2020 exam pattern will include the duration of the exam, the total number of questions that will be asked. The language of UCEED question paper is also mentioned in the UCEED exam pattern and it will be conducted in English. IIT Bombay will conduct the national-level UCEED 2020 exam for those candidates who want to take admission in bachelor of design Programme. IIT Guwahati, IIT Bombay and IIITDM Jabalpur offer admission to the candidates who have qualified the entrance exam. Before proceeding further candidates need to get all the details regarding UCEED exam pattern 2020, such as marking scheme, duration of the exam, sections from which questions will be asked etc.
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Important Dates of UCEED 2020



Availability of UCEED 2020 application Form

October 9, 2019

Last date to submit application form

November 15, 2019

Last date to submit application form (with late fees)

November 20, 2019

Downloading of admit card

December 27, 2019

UCEED 2020 admit cardJanuary 14, 2020

UCEED exam date 2020

January 18, 2020

Release of UCEED 2020 answer key

January 21, 2020

Last date to File Answer Key Challenge

January 27, 2020

UCEED 2020 Result Date

March 13, 2020

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UCEED 2020 Exam Pattern

Candidates can check details related to UCEED exam pattern 2020 and draw a synchronized exam strategy. There will be two parts in UCEED 2020.

Part A of UCEED 2020

  • Number of Sections: According to UCEED exam pattern, there will be a total of 3 sections.

  • Exam Mode: As per the mode of UCEED 2020, it will be conducted in computer-based mode.

  • Total Number of Questions: There will be a total of 68 questions in UCEED 2020. Last year 80 questions were asked.

  • Type of Questions: According to UCEED exam pattern 2020, there are three sections. Section 1 will contain numerical answer type questions, Section 2 will contain all the multiple select questions (MSQs) and Section 3 will contain Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs).

  • Medium of Language of Question Paper: The question paper of UCEED 2020 will be in English language.

  • Part B of UCEED 2020

  • Part-B will be displayed on the computer screen and the answer has to be written/drawn in the answer book provided by the invigilator only. There will be one question in this part and candidates will have to answer it in 30 minutes.

  • The booklet will be collected by the invigilator at the end of the exam and it is mandatory for the candidates to answer this question.

  • Total Marks: UCEED exam pattern 2020 indicates that candidates will be evaluated out of a total of 300 Marks.

  • Total Time Duration: According to the UCEED exam pattern 2020, total time allotted is three hours for the exam

Marking Scheme for UCEED 2020


Question Type

Marking Scheme

Total Number of Questions and Marks

Part A- 240 marks -2 hours 30 minutes

Section 1

Numerical Answer Type

Question Number 1-18

  • No negative marking scheme is applicable for wrong answers.

  • Candidates have to attempt all the questions. If any question is not answered, which means zero mark will be given.

  • For each and every Correct answer, candidates will get four marks.

  • 18 numerical answer type questions

  • 72 marks

Section 2

Multiple Select Questions (MSQs)

Question Number 19-36

  • For every wrong answers, -0.19 marks will be deducted.

  • Attempt all the questions. If the question is unanswered, which means zero mark will be given.

  • Four marks will be given for each and every correct answer.

  • 18 multiple select questions (MSQs)

  • 72 marks

Section 3

Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)

Question Number


  • For each and every correct answer these questions, candidates will get three marks for each one.

  • If any question is left unanswered of this section, candidates will be given zero marks.

  • Negative marking is applicable (for every wrong answer,0.71 mark will be deducted)

  • 32 multiple choice questions (MCQs)

  • 96 marks

Part B- 60 marks -30 Minutes

1 question
60 marks
(Part-A and Part-B combined): 300 marks

UCEED Exam Syllabus 2020

UCEED exam syllabus 2020 comprises all the topics from which the questions will be asked in UCEED exam. With the help of the topics that are listed below, candidates can map out their UCEED preparation plan. Candidates will get to know how much time they have to give to each topic.

Part A

  • Observation and Design Sensitivity.

  • Visualization and Spatial Ability.

  • Analytical and Logical Reasoning.

  • Environmental and Social Awareness

  • Design thinking and Problem Solving

  • Language and Creativity

Part B- Drawing

Ability to draw products, people or scenes in proportion with good line quality, composition, proportion, perspective, and shading.

UCEED Sample Paper 2020

UCEED sample papers 2020 can be downloaded by the students while preparing for the entrance exam. Candidates can assess the preparation level of by solving UCEED 2020 sample papers. Not only preparation level, candidates will be able to focus more on their strong and weak areas. They will also be able to learn how to manage their time and speed with high accuracy rate.

UCEED Mock Test 2020

Practicing UCEED 2020 mock tests, helps the candidates get an Idea about the type of exam and what kind of question is generally asked in UCEED 2020 exam. Taking the UCEED mock tests will help the candidates get familiar with the different features of UCEED exam.

Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - UCEED Exam Pattern 2020

Question: How should I prepare for UCEED?


UCEED 2020 exam needs a lot of hard work and at the same time, it also needs smart preparation. Every student has their own strategies for exam preparation. Do practice with previous year question papers and sample papers. Focus on all those topics related to UCEED 2020 exam.

Question: Can you tell me about UCEED syllabus?


  • UCEED syllabus comprises of pictorial and diagrammatic questions.

  • Questions will be asked from 2D shapes and 3D objects and their spatial relationships.

  • Candidates should have knowledge of everyday mechanical and scientific concepts.

Question: What Can you tell me details related CEED and which institutes offer admission on the basis of UCEED course?


UCEED is a design entrance test and its full form is“Undergraduate Common Entrance Exam for Design.” Basically this course for those candidates who want to take admission in Bachelors of Design (B.Des) in IIT as well as private institutes which offer B.Des course.

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how many colleges accept uceed exam based admission.

Masira 15th Jan, 2020


On the basis of UCEED 2020 scores, candidates can secure admission in four participating institutes - IIT Bombay, IIT Guwahati, IIT Hyderabad and IIITDM Jabalpur. Apart from these, candidates can also secure admission in other design schools that accept UCEED scores.

For detailed information, kindly visit the following link:


Hope this helps, Good Luck.


how much Marks should I score in 2020 uceed to get IIT Bombay

Manisha Gupta Expert 14th Jan, 2020

Hello Aspirant,

UCEED cutoff comprises the opening and closing ranks of candidates falling under different categories so it would be difficult to provide you the detail about marks.

As per the previous year the cutoff opening rank was 2 & closing rank was around 21.

You can also check the cutoff to go through with the given below link.


Good Luck!


what should be my minimum score in uceed 2020 to get iit bombay or iit guwahati being an obc girl student from Jharkhand ?

Harshita Gupta 7th Jan, 2020

As per the UCEED 2020, you have to score atleast 9% marks in each section for OBC category for qualifying the examination. Once you qualify the examination, rank will be given. The rank will be given by IIT Bombay.
The rank is given in round 1 and 2 both. According to the cut-off of 2018, as you belong to OBC category, for admissions in IIT Bombay, you must have a rank between 4-13. For IIT Guwahati, the acceptable rank is between 14-31.

For more details please check the link below:

Hope this helps!

what kind of drawing questions should i expect in uceed 2020 .can i get some example?

thomas joy 6th Jan, 2020

Hi there

UCEED, is conducted by IIT Bombay for taking candidates for bachelor of design program. IIT Bombay, Guwahati,Jbalpur has the this design program.

In the exam there is Part A & B, A is for 2hr 30 mints and B is for 30 mints.

In the part B drawing skills are tested.

In the drawing questions the ability of the candidate of drawing secenes,.people , products etc. are tested.The line quality, prorpotion, shading are also tested in this section.

Here is the link for more information about UCEED exam.


Hope this will help you.

Thank you


can i get admission without uceed? as I missed the date so any other way to get admission in IIT Bombay for design ?

Manisha Gupta Expert 5th Jan, 2020

Hello Aspirant,

The admission in IIT Bombay is based on your previous academic performance, work experience, performance in design test, and performance in interview, portfolio and CEED scores only.

You can check the further information to go through with the given below link.


Good Luck!

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