UCEED 2019 – Registration, Dates, Eligibility, Fees, Syllabus



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

UPDATE (Nov 7, 2018): UCEED 2019 Last Date Extended, read more here.

Previous Updates

Previous Updates

  • UPDATE (Oct 9, 2018): UCEED 2019 Registrations started, read more here.
Exam NameUndergraduate Common Entrance Exam for Design
Also Known AsUCEED
Exam CategoryUndergraduate
Exam LevelNational
Exam ModeOnline (Computer based test)
Conducted byIIT Bombay



  • It is a Computer Based Test of 3 hours duration.
  • The question paper will be in English language.
  • The question paper will consist of 3 sections which will carry a total of 300 marks.
  • Section A will contain Numerical Answer Type questions, Section B will contain Multiple Select Questions & Section C will contain Multiple Choice Questions.

Section A: Numerical Answer Type

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


Section B: Multiple Select Questions

  • One or more options are correct out of four given choices.
  • Marking all correct options only will yield 4 marks.
  • No negative or partial marking.
  • Unattempted questions will yield zero marks.


Section C: Multiple Choice Questions

  • Only one option is correct out of four given choices.
  • Correct option will yield 3 marks.
  • Incorrect option will yield -1 marks.
  • Unattempted questions will yield zero marks.



January 19, 2019 (Saturday)


10:00 to 13:00 hrs


Age limit

A candidate should have been born on or after October 1, 1994. 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 2018 OR appearing in 2019.
  • Students from ALL STREAMS (Science, Commerce, and Arts & Humanities) are eligible.
  • Those candidates who appeared for the first time in their qualifying examination in 2017 or earlier are NOT eligible.

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


Examination centres in India
A) Indian Nationals (including PIO/OCI)
Female Candidates₹1200
SC, ST, PwD Candidates₹1200
All Other candidates₹2400
B) Foreign Nationals
Candidates from SAARC countriesUSD 160
Candidates from Non-SAARC countriesUSD 300
Examination centre in Dubai
A) Indian Nationals (including PIO/OCI)
All Indian NationalsUSD 160
B) Foreign Nationals
Candidates from SAARC countriesUSD 160
Candidates from Non-SAARC countriesUSD 300


  • The registration for UCEED 2019 will begin on October 9, 2018.
  • Only the candidates who satisfy each and every eligibility criteria can register.
  • The last date to register is November 9, 2018 November 14, 2018 while the last date for registration with late fee of Rs.500 is November 16, 2018 November 20, 2018.
  • UPDATE: UCEED 2019 Registrations started, read more here.
  • UPDATE: UCEED 2019 Last Date Extended, read more here.

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 2018) 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 starting from January 1, 2019.
  • The admit card will bear the following details of the candidate: Name, UCEED registration ID, Roll Number for UCEED 2019, 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, 2019.
  • 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
  • Dubai (International)
  • Ernakulum
  • Panaji
  • Guwahati
  • Hyderabad
  • Jaipur
  • Lucknow
  • Kolkata
  • Kozhikode
  • Mumbai
  • Nagpur
  • Patna
  • Pune
  • Raipur
  • Thiruvananthapuram
  • Thrissur
  • Visakhapatnam

Answer Keys

  • The UCEED 2019 Question Paper and Draft Answer Key will be released on the UCEED website on January 25, 2019.
  • Candidates can check the draft answer key 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 31, 2019. Candidates have to mention “Comments on Answer Keys” in the subject of the mail.
  • 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 will be declared on March 1, 2019.
  • Candidates need to use their user login and password (created during registration process) for viewing the results.
  • Hard copy of the UCEED score card will not be available.
  • Obtaining a rank in UCEED 2019 does not guarantee admission to the B.Des programme.

Rank Lists

  • Rank lists will be prepared based on the total marks in UCEED 2019.
  • 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 varies 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 should compulsorily opt 3 cities of their choice, in the order of preference, at the time of online application. Once the application is submitted, request for change of city will NOT be entertained under any circumstances.
  • Candidates who are NOT citizens of India at the time of registering for UCEED 2019 (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 2019 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, smart phones, digital/smart watches, calculators, tablets etc.), abacus, slide rule, log books, 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 2019 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 personal 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 ₹1000.
  • 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, 2018
Last date for Online Registration with regular feeNovember 9, 2018 November 14, 2018
Last date for Online Registration with late feeNovember 16, 2018 November 20, 2018
Start date for Admit Card downloadingJanuary 1, 2019
Last date for rectification of discrepancies in the admit cardJanuary 5, 2019
UCEED 2019 ExaminationJanuary 19, 2019
Release of Draft Answer KeyJanuary 25, 2019
Last date for sending Comments about Draft Answer KeyJanuary 31, 2019
Declaration of resultMarch 1, 2019
Start date for Score Card downloadingMarch 1, 2019
Application for B.Des. programmeJune 8, 2019 – June 30, 2019
Seat allotment round 1July 4, 2019
Seat allotment round 2July 11, 2019
Seat allotment round 3July 15, 2019

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