UCEED 2020 – IIT Bombay will conduct the national level Undergraduate Common Entrance Exam for Design (UCEED) 2020 in the third week of January 2019. All the candidates who have passed class 12 in the last year or are appearing in class 12 in any stream in 2020 are eligible to appear in UCEED 2020. IIT Bombay conducts UCEED as a computer-based test annually for admission in the Bachelor of Design (B. Des.) programs at IIT Bombay, IIT Guwahati, IIT Hyderabad, and IIITDM Jabalpur. Check details on UCEED 2020 dates, conducting body, syllabus, eligibility, application form, exam pattern, etc from this page.

UCEED 2020

UCEED is held across 25 cities in India and abroad. The candidate can attempt UCEED twice in 2 consecutive years. Last year, 12,414 appeared for UCEED. Check important dates of UCEED 2020 in the table below:

UCEED 2020 Important Dates
Application Form available from 2nd week of Oct 2019
Last date to submit applications 2nd week of Nov 2019
Last date to submit applications with late fee 3rd week of Nov 2019
Admit Card download 1st week of Jan 2020
UCEED 2020 Exam date 3rd week of Jan 2020
Release of Answer Key 4th week of Jan 2020
Last date to file Answer Key Challenge 4th week of Jan 2020
Declaration of result 1st week of Mar 2020

Eligibility Criteria for UCEED 2020

The candidates must fulfill certain eligibility criteria in order to be considered qualified to undertake the UCEED 2020 exam. The candidates must make themselves aware of the eligibility conditions before they fill the examination form.

The following Eligibility criteria are the parameter used for UCEED 2020 examination:

Age limit

  • Candidates born on or after October 1, 1995, for Open or OBC-NCL category.
  • Candidates born on or after October 1, 1990, for SC, ST or PwD category

Number of Attempts

A candidate can appear for UCEED exam for a maximum number of two attempts and in consecutive years only.

Qualifying Examination

Candidates from any stream (Humanities, Commerce, Science) who passed their class 12th exam in 2019 or are appearing in 2020.

How to Prepare for UCEED 2020?

Proper discipline is the most important factor while preparing for any exam. Since the exam is conducted for candidates who are either appearing for their class 12th exams or have recently passed the examination. Hence finding time for entrance exam studies is a little difficult, however by following the below-mentioned steps the candidates can expect to pass the exam with flying colors:

  • Create a study schedule in such a way that you practice for UCEED 2020 at least for 2 hours every day. Do not forget to set some time aside for revision later.
  • Follow up on the exam syllabus and previous year exam patterns to get to know the kind of expected questions that are asked in the UCEED exam.
Focus on understanding concepts using a meaningful, associative, and active learning methodology as the examination body tests your thorough knowledge says UCEED topper, Arnesh Kundu.
  • Achieve small daily goals, practice Numerical Aptitude based questions every day.
  • Reward yourself whenever you achieve your daily goal.
  • Make sure you devote sufficient time to all the important topics that need to be covered according to the syllabus.
Solve all the available previous year question papers and mock tests on the official UCEED website, says precious years’ UCEED topper Vishwaprasanna Hariharan.

Exam Preparation Books for UCEED 2020

Given below is a list of important books the candidates can refer to while preparing for UCEED 2020.

Name of the Book Writer/Publisher Buy Here
UCEED (B.DES) Entrance Books and Test Series AFAINDIA Click Here
Guide for NIFT/NID/IIFT Arihant Click Here
Cracking CEED and UCEED Ashok Goel Click Here
UCEED Mock Test Series 2019-20 (As Per New B.design Pattern) IIT Alumni Click Here

Exam Pattern of UCEED 2020

The candidates can check the exam pattern of UCEED 2020 from the points below. The exam pattern says about the design of the question paper that the candidates have to face at the examination. Using the exam pattern the candidate can strategize how they can attempt the question paper in the exam. They can plan for which section to attempt first and which one later as per their plan.

  • Number of papers: 1
  • Language: English
  • Mode: Computer-based test
  • Total marks: 300
  • Number of section: 3 (A, B, and C)
  • Marking scheme of the exam:
    • In section A there is no negative marking
    • In section B there is a negative marking of −0.19
    • Section C has a negative marking of −1.32 marks
Section Type Question Marks per question
A Numerical Answer Type 4 marks
B Multiple Select Question 4 marks
C Multiple Choice Question 3 marks

Section A: Numerical Answer Type (NAT) questions. For these questions, an answer is a number that needs to be entered using a virtual keyboard on the computer screen. No choices are shown for these questions.

Section B: Multiple Select Questions (MSQ). Each MSQ has one or more correct answer(s) out of the four given choices.

Section C: Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ). Each MCQ has four choices out of which only one is the correct answer.

UCEED 2020 Syllabus

Both the syllabus and the previous year question papers play an important role in a candidate scoring good marks in any examination. The candidates must have information about the exam syllabus and question paper pattern before giving the exam.

During exam preparation, the knowledge of the syllabus gives a direction to a proper study routine. Given below is a topic wise syllabus of UCEED 2020:

S. no. Topics
1. Visualization and spatial ability
2. Observation and design sensitivity
3. Environmental and social awareness
4. Analytical and logical reasoning
5 Language and creativity
6. Design thinking and problem solving

UCEED Previous Years Question Papers

The UCEED exam is being conducted from the year 2015 by IIT Bombay. Given below are links to all official UCEED question papers from the past five years:

UCEED examination year Previous year question paper
2015 UCEED 2015
2016 UCEED 2016
2017 UCEED 2017
2018 UCEED 2018
2019 UCEED 2019

UCEED 2020 Application Form

The UCEED 2020 Application Form can be filled online through the official website, uceed.iitb.ac.in. The application process is completely carried out online, no offline forms are accepted. Candidates need their scanned photographs, signature and necessary documents for uploading in the application form.

The application form can be filled online as per schedule announced on the official website using the following steps:

  • Visit the official UCEED 2020 website, and register using your email id.
  • Check your inbox for the verification link, verify your email and proceed to fill the application form.
  • Fill in all the personal details in the form.
  • Fill the UCEED 2020 application form.
  • Upload the necessary documents and save and Preview the application.
  • Submit the form and proceed to pay the stipulated fee given below.

Examination Fees for UCEED 2020

Given below is an expected examination fee scale for the UCEED 2020 exam. It is compulsory for the candidates to pay the examination fee to complete the application process. The examination fee is only accepted online and no offline medium is payment is available.

Fee for Examination Centers located in India
Indian Nationals (including Person of Indian Origin /Overseas Citizen of India) Female Candidates Rs. 1200
SC, ST, PwD Rs. 1200
All Other Candidates Rs. 2400
Foreign Nationals Candidates from SAARC countries USD 160
Candidates from Non-SAARC countries USD 300
Fee for Examination Centers located in Dubai
Indian Nationals (including Person of Indian Origin /Overseas Citizen of India) All Indian Nationals USD 160
Foreign Nationals Candidates from SAARC countries USD 160
Candidates from Non-SAARC countries USD 300

List of documents to be submitted along with the UCEED 2020 Application Form

The candidates need to submit some important documents along with their application form which is verified at later stages, such as examination day and during the time of admission. Given below is a list of all the necessary documents required, during the UCEED 2020 Application process:

  • Scanned recent Photograph of the candidate
  • Scanned signatures of the candidate
  • Proof of class 12th passing year
  • Category certificate (SC/ST/OBC/ PwD)

Exam Test Centers for UCEED 2020

The following 24 cities are designated as the exam test centers for conducting UCEED 2020. However IIT Bombay reserves the right to cancel any examination city if not enough candidates apply for the particular center. The candidates have to choose 3 cities for testing, out of which they are allotted an examination center:

S. no. Name of exam City
1. Ahmedabad
2. Bengaluru
3. Bhopal
4. Bhubaneshwar
5. Chandigarh
6. Chennai
7. Dehradun
8. Delhi
9. Ernakulam
10. Panaji
11. Guwahati
12. Hyderabad
13. Jaipur
14. Lucknow
15. Kolkata
16. Kozhikode
17. Mumbai
18. Nagpur
19. Patna
20. Pune
21. Raipur
22. Thiruvananthapuram
23. Thrissur
24. Visakhapatnam

UCEED 2020 Admit Card

The candidates whose UCEED 2020 Application forms are correctly filled will be issued the admit card on the scheduled dates. The candidates will be able to download their UCEED 2020 admit card online, from the official UCEED website, using their email id and password.

The UCEED 2020 Admit Card contains the following information: Candidate’s Name, UCEED registration ID, Roll Number for UCEED 2020, candidate’s photograph and signature, examination date and time, examination center venue and important instructions. The candidates will have to carry a color printed copy of the admit card to the exam hall on the day of the examination.

UCEED 2020 Answer Key and Response Sheet

The Answer Key for UCEED 2020 will be uploaded on the official website in the form of a PDF file. The answer key is uploaded around 1 week after the complete examination process is over. The candidates can download the answer key by visiting the official website for UCEED 2020.

IIT Bombay also releases individual candidate response sheets for all the candidates who appeared for the exam on the scheduled date. The candidates can download the Response sheets from the official website using their registered email id and password. The candidates can check and verify the answers attempted by them using the answer key. The candidates can also pose a challenge against the answer key if they are not satisfied with the draft answer key.

UCEED 2020 Answer Key Challenge

The candidates are given a chance to Challenge the UCEED Answer Key by IIT Bombay in case the candidates are doubtful of the answer given in the draft answer key. The candidates have to send an email from their registered email id by addressing it to [email protected]

A committee is established for verifying the questions challenged by the candidates in the answer key. The exam conducting body will then prepare a final answer key on the basis of which the final result is prepared. The candidates must note that the final decision regarding the answer key is taken by the UCEED committee. No changes are made to the answer key once the final answer key has been released.

UCEED 2020 Result

Once the final UCEED 2020 Answer Key has been prepared and released, the results of each candidate are prepared. Since the UCEED 2020 exam is conducted in the CBT mode, the computer software prepares the result of all the candidates and the same is published on the official website for the candidates.
The marks of each candidate are calculated using the marking scheme explained above and the results are displayed as per schedule. The candidates can download their UCEED 2020 Results using their registered email id and password as a login from the official UCEED website.

Qualifying marks for UCEED 2020

Given below is a list of minimum marks for qualifying UCEED 2020 for each category. All candidates have to score these in order to be eligible for qualifying the exam:

Category of Candidate Minimum percentage of marks in each of the 3 sections Total Minimum Marks
Common rank list (CRL) 10 100
OBC-NCL rank list 9 90
SC/ST/PwD rank list 5 50

UCEED 2020 Counselling

The candidates who qualify UCEED 2020 have to apply for admission to the B. Des programme. The application for the B.Des. Course begins in the 2nd week of Jun till the end of 4th week of Jun. The candidates who qualify the entrance test can apply at IIT Bombay, IIT Guwahati, IIT Hyderabad and IIITDM Jabalpur for admission in the academic year 2020-2021. All 4 institutes have a common application form for admission in B. Des programmes.

IIT Bombay then carries out the seat allocation process for all 4 institutes. The candidates have to pay INR 1000 and upload the necessary documents, to participate in the seat allocation process. Applicants who register have fill in their personal particulars and select institutes of their choice in order of their preference.

The candidates will then be allotted seats according to their rank and preferences. The candidates can choose to Accept “freeze” their allocated Institute or Decline the offer. The candidates can also select the “float” option to say that they accept the current seat allocated to them, however, if a seat of higher preference is allotted to them, they will accept it. After successful payment of seat acceptance fee, the candidate admission will be finalized.

List of institutes that accept UCEED Score for Admission in B.Des.

Given below is a list of colleges that accept the UCEED Score for admission in the B.Des. Course. Apart from the participating Institutes, 16 other Institutes share the UCEED Scores to give admission in the course. However, these institutes do not participate in the Joint Admissions Exercise conducted by IIT Bombay and have their own counselling and admission procedures.

Name of Institute Official Website

Participating Institute

IIT Bombay Official Website
IIT Hyderabad Official Website
IIT Guwahati Official Website
IIITDM Jabalpur Official Website

Result Sharing Institute

Nirma University, Ahmedabad Official Website
World University of Design, Delhi NCR Official Website
Chitkara University, Punjab Official Website
Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology, Bengaluru Official Website
Anant National University, Ahmedabad Official Website
VIT University, Vellore Official Website
Lovely Professional University, Phagwara, Punjab Official Website
UPES, Dehradun Official Website
CIT, Kokrajhar Official Website
Vivekananda Global University, Jaipur Official Website
Delhi Technological University, Delhi Official Website
Khyati School of Design, Ahmedabad Official Website
MIT World Peace University, Pune Official Website
U.P. Institute of Design, Noida Official Website
ARCH College of Design and Business, Jaipur Official Website

Exam conducting Body of UCEED 2020

The UCEED exam was first conducted in the year 2015 to fill the B.Design seats at IIT Bombay. Since then the UCEED Committee of IIT Bombay conducts the UCEED exam every year and carries out the application process, question paper preparation, result declaration and publishes an all India rank list.

Over the years other institutes have become the participating institutes of UCEED exam. The newest addition to the UCEED participating institutes is IIT Hyderabad. There are other institutes who also participate in the UCEED Rank sharing process and accept the UCEED score as eligibility for filling B.Design seats at their respective institutes.


Candidates can find below some of the most frequently asked questions of other applicants regarding UCEED 2020, if your queries are still not solved, ask your questions in the comments section below:

Ques. What is the UCEED exam?
Ans. The UCEED exam is an entrance examination conducted for class 12th students who wish to pursue the B.Design course from Institutes such as IIT Bombay, IIT Guwahati, IIT Hyderabad, and IIITDM Jabalpur.

Ques. When will be the UCEED 2020 Application Form released?
Ans. The UCEED 2020 Application form is expected to release in the 2nd week of October 2020. However the candidates are advised to keep visiting the official UCEED 2020 website for the exact schedule.

Ques. Candidates from which stream of class 12th can apply for the UCEED 2020 exam?
Ans. Candidates from any stream of class 12th (Humanities, Commerce and Science) are eligible for applying for UCEED 2020.

Ques. What is the expected number of candidates who appear for the UCEED exam?
Ans. Last year around 12414 candidates appeared for the UCEED exam, out of which 2930 candidates qualified the exam.

Ques. How can I prepare for UCEED 2020?
Ans. The UCEED 2020 examination will be conducted from the following six opics, hence a thorough knowledge of the following topics will help the candidates achieve a good score in the exam. (a) Visualization and spatial ability (b) Observation and design sensitivity (c) Environmental and social awareness (d) Analytical and logical reasoning (e) Language and creativity (f) Design thinking and problem solving.

Ques. What is the seat matrix for admission in B.Des course in IIT Bombay, IIT Guwahati, IIT Hyderabad, and IIITDM Jabalpur?
Ans. The notification for UCEED 2020 has not yet released, hence the final seat matrix has not yet been disclosed. However, the candidates can look at the seat matrix from last year to get an idea for the same:

Name of Institute Total number of seats
IIT B 30
IIT G 45
IIT H 10

Ques. What is the Validity of the UCEED 2020 Score?
Ans. The UCEED 2020 score is valid for admission only in the current year.

Ques. What is the expected Cutoff for UCEED 2020?
Ans. The cutoff for UCEED 2020 will be released along with the declaration of the results.

Ques. What other Institutes accept the UCEED score for admission in B.Des course?
Ans. Last year, apart from IITB, IITG, IITH, and IIITDMJ, the following institutes accepted the UCEED Score for admission to B.Des course:

  • Nirma University, Ahmedabad
  • World University of Design, Delhi NCR
  • Chitkara University, Punjab
  • Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology, Bengaluru
  • Anant National University, Ahmedabad
  • VIT University, Vellore
  • Lovely Professional University, Phagwara, Punjab
  • UPES, Dehradun
  • CIT, Kokrajhar
  • 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

Check UCEED Information Brochure from Last Year, to know more details Download Brochure Here.

Insofar, official details of UCEED 2020 have not been announced. Information on this page is as per last year brochure and for reference purpose only. As soon as UCEED 2020 information brochure is released, details will be updated here.

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