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 9, 2019


Last date to submit application form (with late fees)

November 16, 2019


Downloading of admit card

January 1, 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 the 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, will help candidates can 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. To know all the details about UCEED 2020 mock test you need to visit to the mock test section of Careers360.

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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Hi, I have passed my 12th in the year 2018 and my age is 20.When I went to fill application form it is written that students who have passed there 12th in 2019 and going to appear in 2020, they can only appear for uceed. pass year 2019-20 is there not 2018 i cant understand what to do. Please! help

Papeya Dubey Student Expert 17th Oct, 2019


As per the eligibility criteria for UCEED 2020,  candidates who appeared in the qualifying exam in 2018 or before are not eligible to apply for UCEED 2020.

Only those  who have either passed the class XII or any other relevant qualifying exam either in 2019 or 2020 are eligible to  appear in UCEED exam, candidates from any streams are eligible.

Sorry to inform you, but as you stated you've passed 12th in 2018, so you're not eligible.

Can I use colour pencils in uceed 2020?

Priyaanka Sarkar Student Expert 17th Oct, 2019
Dear Samrudhi, you cannot carry colour pencils to the exam hall. All you can carry is your Admit card and your Identity proof which can be your PAN Card, Aadhar Card, Voter Id, Driving License. You cannot carry anything like Color pencils, Geometry box, Study material, Abacus, Log books, Smart phones, Mobile phones, Calculators, Tablets, smart watches, digital watches, slide rule etc.

which books are best for uceed preparation ???

Shareef 12th Oct, 2019
Firstly let me cleara you the point that you can find no authors for UCEED preparation.Now here are some topics they you should go for preparation.
Part A topics,
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,
You need to have a grip on particular points when your are going through above mentioned topics like,
In observation and design sensitivity you should have ability to detect hidden properties in people, ordinary things, event and situations
And when coming to visualization and spatial ability questions will be From manipulation of 2d and 3d shapes,objects and there spatial relation.
In the same way mentioned above,you need to refer some important points from topics mentioned above. Here is the link where you will be getting detailed information about it,
https://design.careers360.com/articles/uceed-syllabus (http://www.careeers360.com)

A  point to be note is UCEED preparation is not going to help in examination and most of them advised that NTSE books are useful.If you want to even go for this, here is the link,
Best of luck

what is uceed exam and in what way it is Helpful?

Manidipa Kundu Student Expert 12th Oct, 2019

hello aspirant,

uceed stands for The Common Entrance Examination for Design (CEED) is a joint entrance exam for post-graduate studies in the field of technological design . the students from different branch of engineering or architecture can apply here. see for electrical, mechanical, ece, civil, architecture all of the branches has some designing through it may be computer aided. there are software like matlab, solid works, ansys, autocad this software's uses in designing, electrical plant design, mechanical design and architectural design. o those candidates who wants to become design engineer should apply here. also animation and logo designing specialization are also available.


sir or madam, I am expecting score around 150 in uceed 2020 by a look on previous years question paper. I am ST category student. so, do I have any choice to get any IIT?

_Abhishek_Vatsya Student Expert 13th Oct, 2019


Cuttoff score of each IITs gets change each year as it depends upon level of paper. You need to score rank under 10 in ST category to get seat in IITs..For that you need to score 160+ score in UCEED..You may have chance with 150 score.For sureity you need target 160+ in UCEED..

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