UCEED 2020
Richa Kapoor, 17 Nov 2019, #UCEED
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UPES B.Des Admissions 2020

UCEED 2020 - Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay will conduct Undergraduate Common Entrance Examination for Design commonly known as UCEED 2020 in online mode on January 18. UCEED admit card 2020 will be available for download from the January 1 till the day of the exam. In case of a discrepancy, candidates will be able to get it rectified by January 5. The draft answer key will be released on January 21 and candidates can send their comments till January 27. The final answer key will be released on February 4. The authorities will release UCEED 2020 result on March 13 and registration for counselling will take place from June 8-30. Seat allotment result for UCEED will be declared for round 1 on July 4, for round 2 on July 11 and for third round it will be released on July 15. Candidates could fill the application form of UCEED 2020 by paying the late fee till November 20 as the date was extended from November 16. The authorities released the application form of UCEED 2020 on October 9, 2019. The last date to fill the application form was extended from November 13 to 15, 2019 . Earlier, the last date to fill the application form was November 9, 2020. To know all details about UCEED such as important dates, eligibility criteria, application form, admit card, exam pattern, syllabus, result, counselling etc, read the full article that is given.
Latest: UCEED 2020 Admit Card will be released on January 1. Candidates will have to sit for UCEED 2020 on January 18.

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What's new in UCEED 2020?

Change in UCEED exam pattern - Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay changed the exam pattern of UCEED 2020. Initially, there was only one part whereas the question paper has been divided into two parts this year - part A and B. The part A has three sections - Numerical Answer Type (NAT), Multiple Select Questions (MSQ) and Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ). Earlier, the number of questions asked in NAT, MSQ and MCQ was 20, 20 and 45, respectively. The total number of questions that will be asked in each section has been decreased in 2020. Candidates will have to answer 18 questions in NAT, 18 in MSQ and 32 in MCQ. Also, the authorities have changed the marking scheme. In 2019, three marks were awarded for responding correctly in NAT and MSQ while four marks in MCQ. Compared to the last year, test-takers will be given four marks in NAT and MSQ while 3 marks in MCQ. Last year, -1.32 marks were deducted in MCQ while -0.71 marks will be deducted in 2020.

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The part B which has been introduced this year is drawing section wherein candidates will have to answer one question of 60 marks.

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Quick Facts About UCEED 2020



Name of the Exam

Undergraduate Common Entrance Examination for Design

Name of the exam conducting body

IIT Bombay

Common name of the exam

UCEED 2020

Mode of UCEED exam


Level of exam


Category of exam

National Level

Exam Duration3 Hours

UCEED 2020 Overview

UCEED Important Dates 2020

IIT Bombay has released UCEED 2020 important dates on September 20.

UCEED Important Dates





UCEED 2020 notification release date

September 20, 2020


Start date for the availability of UCEED 2020 application form

October 9, 2019 ( 5:00 PM)


End date for filling the application form of UCEED 2020

November 15, 2019(Extended)


UCEED 2020 registration with late fees

November 16-20, 2019


Start date for downloading of UCEED 2020 Admit Card

January 1, 2020


End date for getting the mistakes rectified in UCEED Admit Card 2020

January 5, 2020


Start date for availability of UCEED mock test 2020

Third week of January 2020


UCEED 2020

January 18, 2020 (10:00 am to 1:00 pm)


Issue of draft answer key of UCEED 2020

January 21, 2020


Release of individual response sheet of UCEED 2020

January 21, 2020


Last date to send objections against provisional answer key

January 27, 2020


Declaration of scorecard of UCEED 2020

March 13, 2020


Declaration of result of UCEED 2020

March 13, 2020


Registration for UCEED Counselling 2020

June 8-30, 2020

UCEED Admit Card 2020

Candidates can download (UCEED) 2020 admit card on January 1 by filling in the requisite details. The UCEED admit card 2020 will be available in online mode till the day of the exam. If candidates would find any incorrect information on the hall ticket, they can contact the officials and get the mistakes rectified by January 5, 2020. Candidates can see the address of UCEED 2020 exam centres on the admit card.

UCEED Exam Centres 2020

IIT Bombay will conduct the entrance test in different cities and candidates can choose the UCEED 2020 exam centres while registering for the exam. They had to choose at least three exam centres as per their preference.

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UCEED Exam Pattern 2020

Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, prescribes the exam pattern of UCEED 2020 which comprises the marking scheme, duration of the exam, mode in which the exam will be conducted. There has been a change in the exam pattern of UCEED 2020. There will be two parts: Part A and Part B and it is compulsory for the candidates to attempt both the parts. Part A will contains three sections-NAT, MSQ and MCQ. Part B contains a drawing question. According to UCEED 2020 exam pattern, the exam will be of three The overall time duration of the examination is 3 hours. Both the parts have to be finished within this time.

Exam Pattern of UCEED 2020





Duration of the exam

Three hours


Medium of exam



Mode of exam

Computer-based mode


Total Marks




  • Part A

  • Section A: Numerical Answer Type (NAT) Questions

  • Section B: Multiple Select Questions (MSQ)

  • Section C: Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ)

  • Part B

  • This part will contain one question wherein the candidate's drawing skills will be assessed.

Marking Scheme for UCEED 2020



Marking Scheme


Multiple Select Questions (MSQ)

  • For every correct answer, candidates will be awarded four marks

  • If the answer is incorrect then in such a case 0.19 marks will be deducted


Multiple Choice Questions

  • Three marks will be given for every right answer

  • Candidates will lose 0.71 marks every wrong answer


Numerical Answer Type (NAT)

  • Four marks will be awarded for every correct answer

  • There is no negative marking for any incorrect answer

4Part B60 marks for one question

UCEED Syllabus 2020

The syllabus of UCEED 2020 includes the topics and sub-topics from which the questions will be asked. With the help of the topics, candidates can decide how much time they need to devote to each section.

UCEED 2020 Syllabus





Visualization and Spatial Ability

  • Knowledge of Practical and Everyday Mechanical and Scientific Concepts

  • Pictorial and Diagrammatic Questions


Observation and Design Sensitivity

  • Ability to Detect Concealed Properties in Things, People and more and to critically evaluate them

  • Ability to Discern Subtle Differences in Visual Properties and Aesthetic Outcomes.


Environmental and Social Awareness

  • General Awareness of Environmental Factors

  • Awareness of Social and Cultural Connection with Design, History of Designed Artifact and more


Analytical and Logical Reasoning

  • Data Interpretation, Brainteasers and Patterns

  • Ability to Look at Information


Language and Creativity

  • Ability to Think Creatively in Terms of Alternatives.

  • Ability to Understand and Use Standard English


Design Thinking and Problem Solving

  • Ability to Use Visual Analogies

  • Ability to Understand Complexity

7Part-BAbility to draw products, people or scenes in proportion with good line quality, composition, proportion, perspective, and shading.

UCEED Sample Papers 2020

In order to ace the exam without much difficulty, candidates can download the sample papers of UCEED. By solving UCEED sample papers, candidates will get an idea about the type of questions that are asked in different sections and topics.

UCEED Sample Papers of Past Years



Question Paper

Answer Key


UCEED 2018

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UCEED 2017

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UCEED 2016

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UCEED 2015

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UCEED Mock Test 2020

Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay will release the mock test of UCEED 2019 tentatively in the third week of January. Candidates can practice from UCEED 2020 mock test and get to know how to navigate between different sections. They will also know how to review the answers that they have given to different questions and how they can move to the next question. Most importantly, candidates can practice UCEED mock test 2020 only on a desktop and not on the mobile phone.

UCEED Answer Key 2020

Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay will release the draft answer key of UCEED 2020 on January 21. Candidates will get an opportunity to challenge it till January 27 after which the authorities will release the final answer key of UCEED 2020 on February 4. With the help of UCEED answer key 2020, candidates will get to know how many questions they have answered correctly and how many marks they are likely to score. While calculating the marks, candidates must ensure that they follow the same marking scheme as mentioned in the question paper.

UCEED Result 2020

The result of UCEED 2020 will be announced by IIT, Bombay on March 13. In order to check UCEED result 2020, candidates will have to use their login credentials. After entering UCEED 2020 id and password, the result will be displayed on the screen. UCEED 2020 result will also contain the scorecard. Only those candidates who have qualified the entrance exam, they will be eligible to check the UCEED result.

UCEED Cutoff 2020

The minimum marks which the candidates need to score to be eligible to apply for admission in B.Des course is referred to UCEED 2020 cutoff. Candidates must remember that the cutoff of UCEED 2020 will vary for different categories. Some of the important parameters which are taken into account while determining the UCEED cutoff 2020 includes the total number of candidates who appear for the entrance test, the difficulty level of the entrance exam, The total number of seats available.

UCEED Counselling and Seat Allotment 2020

Candidates who qualify UCEED 2020, they will have to register for UCEED 2020 counselling. The registration process for UCEED counselling will take place from June 8 to 30 in online mode. The seat allotment for UCEED will be done on July 4, 2020. The fee for the application form of UCEED counselling and seat allotment is Rs 1,000.

UCEED Seat Allotment 2020

Candidates will be allotted seat on the basis of the rank, category and choice of the institute. Depending on the total number of seats that are left vacant, there will be four rounds of UCEED seat allotment 2020. Candidates can either freeze or float the option at the time of UCEED 2020 seat allotment. In order to confirm the seat, candidates will have to pay fees of Rs 60,000 in online mode.

UCEED Eligibility Criteria 2020

Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay mentions the eligibility criteria for UCEED 2020 which includes the parameters which the candidates must meet before they start filling the application form. UCEED eligibility criteria 2020 comprises minimum and maximum age of the candidate applying for UCEED, subjects which the candidates must have studied in 10+2.

Year of passing the qualifying exam - Candidates who will be appearing in UCEED exam, they should have either passed the class XII or any other relevant qualifying exam either in 2019 or 2020. Students from varied streams are eligible to apply for UCEED 2020.

Those candidates who appeared in the qualifying exam in 2018 or before are not eligible to apply for UCEED 2020.

Age Criteria - According to the UCEED eligibility criteria 2020, only those candidates who are born on or after October 1, 1995 are eligible to apply for UCEED 2020. This particular clause is applicable to those candidates who belong to the general category while those who are from SC, ST or PwD, they must be born on or after October 1, 1989.

Total Number of Attempts - Candidates who would be appearing for UCEED 2020, they have the option to appear in the exam two consecutive times. The score for UCEED 2020 will be valid for a year and candidates will be entitled to admission to the corresponding academic year.

Subjects in the qualifying exam

Candidates who wish to apply in all the three institutes, they must have chemistry, physics and mathematics as their subjects in the qualifying exam.

UCEED Application Form 2020

IIT Bombay released the application form of UCEED 2020 on October 9 at 5:00 PM and candidates could fill it till November 15 as the last date was extended. Candidates could also register for UCEED 2020 by paying late fees till November 20 as the authorities extended it from November 16. The following steps need to be followed while filling the UCEED application form 2020:

Step 1 - Click on the official link to register

Step 2 - Register for UCEED 2020

Step 3 - Fill all the information in the application form

Step 4 - Upload all the requisite documents

Step 5 - Pay the registration fee through any of the following payment mode provided

Step 6 - Submit the application form

Fee for UCEED 2020 Application Form

There has been an increase in the application fee for candidates belonging to different categories. Previously female candidates had to pay Rs 1200 but now they had to pay Rs 1500. Those belonging to SC/ST/PwD paid Rs 1500 while last year they had to pay Rs 1200. Candidates belonging to the general category paid Rs 3,000 while last year they had paid Rs 2400. The application fee for candidates belonging to different categories is given below






Rs 1500


For female candidates

Rs 1500


For all other candidates

Rs 3,000

Candidates can pay the fee through any one of the following modes:

  • Net banking

  • Credit card

  • Debit card

UCEED Participating Institutes 2020

The participating institutes of UCEED 2020 are those colleges which offer admission to the candidates on the basis of their performance in the entrance exam. The IITs are those UCEED participating institutes of UCEED 2020 which will offer admission to the candidates on the basis of centralised counselling while there are others where candidates will have to apply separately.

UCEED Participating Institutes 2020 offering admission through centralised counselling


Name of the participating institute




IIT Bombay





List of participating Institutes offering admission through UCEED


Name of the Participating Institutes


Nirma University, Ahmedabad


Indian Institute of Technology, Hyderabad


World University of Design


Chitkara University


Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology, Bengaluru


Anant National University, Ahmedabad


VIT University, Vellore


Lovely Professional University, Phagwara


UPES, Dehradun


CIT, Kohrajhar


Vivekananda Global University, Jaipur


Delhi Technological University, Delhi


Khyati School of Design, Ahmedabad


MIT World Peace University, Pune


U.P. Institute of Design, Noida


ARCH College of Design and Business, Jaipur


Aram Centre for Art, Design and Environmental Studies, Coimbatore

Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - UCEED 2020

Question: Who conducts UCEED?


The Indian Institutes of Technology, Bombay conducts the Undergraduate Common Entrance Examination for Design (UCEED) every year for all the candidates who want to pursue B.Des programmme. 

Question: When will the Application Form for UCEED will release?


The application for UCEED released on October 9, 2019 and the last date for filling the application form was November 15, 2019

Question: What is eligibility criteria for UCEED?


Candidates who wants to appear in UCEED should have passed 12 class examination or any other relevant examination in the 2019 or 2020.

Question: If my birth date is merely a few days short of the eligibility criteria, will I be able to still apply for UCEED?


Candidates who did not meet age criteria were not allowed to apply for UCEED 2020. The application form of such candidates were liable to get rejected. 

Question: If I am not able to pay the fee for UCEED application form 2020, then what should I do?


It is advisable that you use the recommended browser while filling the application form and paying the fees. 

Question: Do I have the option to appear in the UPSC exam if I have pursued B.des


Yes, you can appear in the UPSC as well as in other competitive exams if you have pursued B.Des. 

Question: How are the ranks determined in UCEED exam ?


The ranks are awarded to the candidates on the basis of the marks scored by them in the entrance exam as well as on the basis of the category to which they belong.  There are four categories such as the Open category, PwD category and reserved category. 

Question: Will I lose my seat if I do not freeze it if I did not get an upgraded allotment in the next round?


Your seat will remain afloat till the third round and it is after that it will be automatically frozen.  If any round is held after the third round then in such a case allotment will be done but there will be freezing of seats. 

Question: Till when can I withdraw a seat ?


You can withdraw the seat till the last date of third round of seat acceptance. 

Question: What is the seat allotment process in the supplementary round?


If the seats are left vacant after the third round of seat allotment, then in such a case candidates will be allotted depending on the category and the rank that they have secured. In the supplementary round, allotment will close at least one day before the day for reporting and registration to the institute.  

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i want to clear uceed with a good rank......what can i do?????

Shivam bhardwaj Student Expert 22nd Nov, 2019

Hello Aspirant,

Hope you are doing well.

Candidates can prefer books for better preparations. You can also join some coaching institute that provides quality education and good faculty. Above all, candidates should have good knowledge of the exam syllabus and exam pattern. Check the exam pattern for UCEED 2020.

Good luck


which institutes will accepted uceed in 2020 ?

Shivam bhardwaj Student Expert 22nd Nov, 2019

Hello Aspirant,

Hope you are doing well.

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.

Good luck


which are the colleges comes under uceed exam

Aman Raj Student Expert 18th Nov, 2019

Hello Sir

Here's the list:

Centre for Product Design & Manufacturing (CPDM), IISc Bangalore

Industrial Design Centre (IDC), IIT Bombay

Instrument Design Development Centre (IDD), IIT Delhi

Department of Design, IIT Guwahati

Department of Design, IIT Hyderabad

Design Programme, IIT Kanpur

Design Discipline, IIITDM Jabalpur

Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT) University, Vellore

World University of Design (WUD)


what is the qualifing marks in uceed exam?

Aman Raj Student Expert 18th Nov, 2019


Depends upon the category and Reservation quota. So, you have to be specific with the reservations category.

For ST the opening is 3.

For all the details you can have a look in our article:

Link for the article: https://design.careers360.com/articles/uceed-cutoff


is the registration available now

Aditya kumar Student Expert 16th Nov, 2019
Hello there!


You haven't mentioned the name of the exam for which you want to know whether you can register or not but if you are asking about UCEED exam then I am extremely sorry to tell you dear but you are late , it's 16th today and last date to fill the application form was yesterday only i.e. 15 th December 2019, UCEED 2020 is scheduled to be conducted on January 18. Application forms for UCEED exam was released on the official website of the exam on October 9, 2020 . The last date to fill UCEED 2020 application form was extended two times by IIT Bombay. Now, the last date to apply for UCEED exam was November 15 only which has passed,  so unluckily you cannot register and apply now.

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