UCEED 2020 Exam – Dates, Eligibility, Fees, Registration, Syllabus


Undergraduate Common Entrance Exam for Design 2020

Applications Open

Manipal Institute of Technology (Important)

Chandigarh University (New)

UPES - School of Engineering


Undergraduate Common Entrance Exam for Design (UCEED) is conducted by IIT Bombay for admission to Bachelor of Design (B.Des) programme at IIT Bombay, IIT Guwahati, IIT Hyderabad, and IIITDM Jabalpur.

UPDATE (Oct 9, 2019): UCEED 2020 Registrations started, apply before November 9, 2019.

Exam NameUndergraduate Common Entrance Exam for Design
Also Known AsUCEED
Exam CategoryUndergraduate
Exam LevelNational
Exam ModeOnline-cum-Paper Based Test
Conducted byIIT Bombay

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Major changes introduced in UCEED 2020:

  • A Paper-based Drawing section included as Part-B aimed at testing drawing skills.
  • The Total number of questions and Marking scheme has been revised.
  • Check New Pattern

Applications Open

Manipal Institute of Technology (New)

Chandigarh University (New)

Lovely Professional University (Scholarships Available)



  • It is an Online-cum-Paper Based Test of 3 hours duration.
  • The question paper will consist of 2 parts which will carry a total of 300 marks.
  • Part A comprises of 18 Numerical Answer Type Questions, 18 Multiple Select Questions, and 32 Multiple Choice Questions to be answered in 2 hours and 30 minutes.
  • Part B is a paper-based test which comprises of 1 mandatory Drawing question of 60 marks which is to be answered in 30 minutes.
  • All the Questions and instructions will be available in English medium only.

Marking Scheme

Part A Questions

Section 1: Numerical Answer Type (18 Questions)

  • The answer is a number that needs to be entered using a virtual keyboard on the computer screen.
  • No choices will be shown.
  • A correct answer will yield 4 marks.
  • No negative marking for incorrect answers.
  • Unattempted questions will yield zero marks.


Section 2: Multiple Select Questions (18 Questions)

  • One or more options are correct out of four given choices.
  • Marking all correct options only will yield 4 marks.
  • An Incorrect answer will yield -0.19 marks.
  • Unattempted questions will yield zero marks.


Section 3: Multiple Choice Questions (32 Questions)

  • Only one option is correct out of four given choices.
  • Correct option will yield 3 marks.
  • An Incorrect option will yield -0.71 marks.
  • Unattempted questions will yield zero marks.

Part B Questions (1 Question)

  • The question will be aimed at testing drawing skills and will be displayed on the computer screen and the answer has to be written/drawn in the answer book provided by the invigilator.
  • The answer booklets will be collected at the end of the examination.
  • Part-B will be manually evaluated by two evaluators independently. If the difference between the two scores is of less than 12 marks (20%), the average of the two scores will be considered.
  • If the difference is more than 20%, the answer sheet will be evaluated by another examiner and so on until the difference is less than 20%. A simple average of the closest of 2 evaluators will be selected as the final marks.



January 18, 2020


10:00 to 13:00 hrs


Age limit

A candidate should have been born on or after October 1, 1995. Five years relaxation is given to SC, ST and PwD candidates.

Number of attempts

A candidate can attempt UCEED a maximum of two times in consecutive years.

Appearance in Class XII (or equivalent) examination

  • A candidate should have passed the qualifying examination (Class XII or equivalent) in 2019 OR appearing in 2020.
  • Students from ALL STREAMS (Science, Commerce, and Arts & Humanities) are eligible.
  • Those candidates who appeared for the first time in their qualifying examination in 2018 or earlier are NOT eligible.

Applications Open

Manipal Institute of Technology (New)

Chandigarh University (New)

Lovely Professional University (Scholarships Available)

Mock Test

  • The official mock test is made available to the candidates appearing for UCEED.
  • Candidates can take the Mock Test to understand the pattern of the examination and make themselves familiar with the interface.
  • Mock test is for practice purpose only.

Past Question Papers

See previous year Question Papers and Answers here.


UCEED 2020 Application Fee is as follows:

Examination centres in India
A) Indian Nationals (including PIO/OCI)
Female Candidates₹1500
SC, ST, PwD Candidates₹1500
All Other candidates₹3000
B) Foreign Nationals
Candidates from SAARC countriesUSD 200
Candidates from non-SAARC countriesUSD 325
Examination centre in Dubai
A) Indian Nationals (including PIO/OCI)
All Indian NationalsUSD 200
B) Foreign Nationals
Candidates from SAARC countriesUSD 200
Candidates from non-SAARC countriesUSD 325


  • The registration for UCEED 2020 will begin from October 9, 2019.
  • Only the candidates who satisfy all the eligibility criteria can register.
  • The last date to register without any late fee is November 9, 2019, and the last date to register with a late fee of Rs.500 is November 16, 2019.

Application Procedure

  1. The aspiring candidates need to register on UCEED registration portal here.
  2. Candidates need to furnish all the details in the Online Application and upload the required documents.
  3. Required documents include a recent colour photograph, scanned copy of candidate’s full signature on white paper, qualifying examination certificate (if appeared in 2019) or a certificate from the school/ college principal in this format.
  4. The candidate is then required to pay the Registration Fee.
  5. Candidates are advised to save the application form for future reference.

Admit Card

  • Candidates whose registration is complete in all aspects will be able to download the admit card from the online application portal after January 1, 2020.
  • The admit card will bear the following details of the candidate: Name, UCEED registration ID, Roll Number for UCEED, photograph, signature, examination schedule, examination centre details and instructions to candidates.
  • The last date for rectification of discrepancies in the admit card is January 5, 2020.
  • A printed copy of the downloaded admit card should be produced at the time of examination.

Test Centres


Test Centres

Test Centres

  • Ahmedabad
  • Bengaluru
  • Bhopal
  • Bhubaneswar
  • Chandigarh
  • Chennai
  • Dehradun
  • Delhi
  • Ernakulum
  • Guwahati
  • Hyderabad
  • Jaipur
  • Kolkata
  • Kozhikode
  • Lucknow
  • Mumbai
  • Nagpur
  • Panaji
  • Patna
  • Pune
  • Raipur
  • Thiruvananthapuram
  • Thrissur
  • Visakhapatnam
  • International – Dubai


  • Candidates should compulsorily opt for 3 cities of their choice, in the order of preference, at the time of filling the online application.
  • If enough number of candidates are not available in a listed city, then that city may be dropped from the final list, and those candidates will be allotted a centre in the city of either their second choice or third choice.

Answer Keys

  • The UCEED Question Paper and Draft Answer Key will be released on the UCEED website on January 21, 2020.
  • Candidates can check the draft answer key (Part A) and compare their answers to know the correct answers.
  • The candidates who are not satisfied with the answer key may challenge it online by sending an email to [email protected], on or before January 27, 2020. Candidates have to mention “Comments on Answer Keys” in the subject of the mail.
  • The final decision regarding the answer keys will be taken by the UCEED committee after consolidating all the comments from the candidates and the paper setting team. This decision will be binding on all the candidates.


  • Results of UCEED 2020 will be declared on March 13, 2020.
  • Candidates need to use their user login and password (created during the registration process) for viewing the results.
  • A hard copy of the UCEED scorecard will not be available.
  • Obtaining a rank in UCEED does not guarantee admission to the B.Des programme.

Rank Lists

  • Rank lists will be prepared based on the total marks in UCEED.
  • There will be only ONE rank list.
  • Only the candidates who score the minimum prescribed marks in each section of the question paper and the minimum total marks will be included in the rank list. The minimum prescribed marks vary with the category.
Minimum prescribed marks for inclusion in the rank list:

Merit ListMinimum % of marks in each SectionMinimum aggregate marks of all three section
Common Rank List (CRL)10100
OBC-NCL rank list990
SC rank list550
ST rank list550
PwD rank list550

Important Information

  • UCEED qualified candidates will have to apply separately for B.Des admissions.
  • Candidates who are NOT citizens of India at the time of registering for UCEED 2020 (by birth or naturalization) and whose parents are not citizens of India and do not come under PIO/OCI category at the time of registering for UCEED 2020 are treated as foreign nationals. Seats allotted to foreign nationals are supernumerary with a cap of 10% of total available seats in the course.
  • Candidates will NOT be allowed to carry any electronic device (mobile phones, smartphones, digital/ smartwatches, calculators, tablets, etc.), abacus, slide rule, logbooks, study material of any type, geometry box, etc. to the examination hall.

B.Des. Admissions



Note: Candidates 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 only IIT Bombay, IIT Hyderabad, and IIITDM Jabalpur.

Application Procedure

  • Only UCEED 2020 qualified students can apply.
  • The 4 institutes will have a common application form for admissions to their respective B.Des programmes.
  • The common application form is available through the IIT Bombay Admissions Portal.
  • Applicants will be able to fill in their particulars and select institutes of their choice by indicating the order of preference.
  • The B.Des application processing fee for applicants of all category and gender is ₹2000.
  • The application can be submitted after paying the application processing fee, uploading digital copies of relevant supporting documents, and uploading the signed copy of the completed application form (first page only).

Available Seats

InstituteB.Des. Seats

Important Dates

Start date for Online RegistrationOctober 9, 2019
Last date for Online Registration with regular feeNovember 9, 2019
Last date for Online Registration with late feeNovember 16, 2019
Start date for Admit Card downloadingJanuary 1, 2020
Last date for rectification of discrepancies in the admit cardJanuary 5, 2020
UCEED ExaminationJanuary 18, 2020
Release of Draft Answer KeyJanuary 21, 2020
Last date for sending comments about Draft Answer KeyJanuary 27, 2020
Declaration of resultMarch 13, 2020
Start date for Score Card downloadingMarch 13, 2020
Application for B.Des. programmeJune 8 – June 30, 2020
Seat allotment round 1July 4, 2020
Seat allotment round 2July 11, 2020
Seat allotment round 3July 15, 2020

Contact Information

Candidates can contact UCEED through written communication, phone or email.

UCEED Contact Information
AddressJEE (Advanced), UCEED-CEED 2020,
IIT Bombay, Powai,
Mumbai-400076, Maharashtra (India)
Phone022-25764063, 022-25769093, 022-25769094
Email[email protected]

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