UCEED 2020 – IIT Bombay has released UCEED 2020 answer key at uceed.iitb.ac.in. Candidates who have appeared for the Undergraduate Common Entrance Examination for Design (UCEED) can check the answer key and question paper. It is a national level design entrance exam conducted for admission to B.Des courses, offered by 4 IITs. Other institutes besides the IITs also accept its scores. The paper comprises of two parts A and B, that evaluate a candidate’s visualization, observation, drawing, logical reasoning, etc. Candidates who have completed 10+2 can apply online for the exam. Check more details on UCEED 2020 from this page.
Latest: UCEED 2020 Answer Key has been released. Click Here to download it.
UCEED 2020 is also open for international candidates who do not fall under PIO / OCI category. However, the seats for these candidates are supernumerary with a cap of 10% of total available seats in the course. PIO / OCI are considered under open category. Know dates for UCEED 2020 from the table below.
|UCEED 2020||Important Dates|
|Application Form available from||09 Oct 2019|
|Last date to submit applications|
|Last date to submit applications with late fee|
|Admit Card download|
|last date of removing errors in admit card|
|Official mock test releases on||14 Jan 2020|
|UCEED 2020 Exam date||18 Jan 2020|
|Release of Answer Key||21 Jan 2020|
|Last date to file Answer Key Challenge||27 Jan 2020|
|Declaration of result||13 Mar 2020|
UCEED 2020 Answer Key
The answer key for UCEED 2020 is uploaded on the official website in the form of a PDF file. Using the answer key of UCEED, candidates can cross-check their answers and calculate their probable score. Along with the answer key, question paper is also released in the pdf form.
To calculate the score using the answer key of UCEED 2020, the candidates have to use the marking scheme of the exam. The marking scheme is as follows:
- For correct answers, the candidates have to add 4 or 3 marks as per the question
- For wrong answers, the candidates have to deduct 0.19 marks in Sec B and -1.71 marks in Sec C
The candidates can also pose a challenge against the answer key if they are not satisfied with the draft answer key. Candidates can send their comments related to answer key via email from their registered email id by addressing it to email@example.com. Based on all the objections received, the committee prepares the final answer key. No changes are made to the answer key once the final answer key has been released.
UCEED 2020 Cutoff
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 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.
Preparation of the merit list for UCEED 2020:
The rank list is prepared as per the marks of the candidates in UCEED 2020. In case 2 or more candidates get the same marks, then the tie-breaking for the allotment of rank is done as follows:
- Higher rank will be assigned to the candidate who has obtained higher marks in Part-B.
- Higher rank will be assigned to the candidate who has obtained higher marks in Part-A’s Section 2.
- If this does not break the tie, higher rank will be assigned to the candidate who has obtained higher marks in Part-A’s Section 1.
- If there is a tie even after this, candidates will be assigned the same rank.
UCEED 2020 Admit Card
The admit card of UCEED is only issued online. No hard copy is sent at the candidate’s postal address. On the exam day, candidates have to carry a print out of the admit card. It should be clear and all the details in it must be correct.
In case of errors in your admit card:
Contact the Chairman JEE (Advanced), UCEED & CEED 2020 at IIT Bombay before the specified date via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
In case the admit card is unavailable:
Contact the Chairman JEE (Advanced), UCEED & CEED 2020 at IIT Bombay before the specified date via email at email@example.com or call at +91-22-2576 4063/9093/9094
The UCEED 2020 Admit Card contains the following information like
- Candidate’s Name
- UCEED registration ID
- Roll Number for UCEED 2020
- Candidate’s photograph and signature
- Examination date and time
- Examination center venue
- Important instructions
8 New Changes In UCEED 2020
The information brochure, website and dates of UCEED 2020 is out and with that, the below given major changes have been introduced:
1 – The exam pattern has been changed.
2 – Syllabus has been changed, drawing syllabus has been added.
3 – The question paper will now have 2 parts- Part A and Part B, earlier there was one part only.
4 – The mode of exam will be now both CBT and pen and paper-based.
5 – EWS reservation introduced – 10% seats.
6 – Registration fee for UCEED 2020 hiked for all categories.
7 – Number of seats available this year via UCEED 2020 has been increased by 29. In 2020 admission shall be made against 144 total seats.
8 – Admission fee during counselling will be Rs. 2000 this year, which was Rs. 1000 last year.
UCEED 2020 Exam Pattern (New)
The exam pattern for UCEED has been changed. Candidates can check the new exam pattern from below:
- Number of papers: 1 with two parts, A and B
- Language: English
- Mode: Computer-based test (Part A) and paper-based test (Part B)
- Total marks: 300
- Number of section: 3 in Part A and 1 in Part B
Check the distribution of marks and question among the sections in the question paper form below:
|Sections in Part A||Number of Questions||Total marks|
|Sections in Part B||Number of Questions||Total marks|
|Total (Part A+B)||69||300|
Marking scheme: Check the negative marking and marks per question from the table below:
|Section Name||Marks per correct answer||Is there negative marking?||Negative marking|
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
The UCEED 2020 Syllabus has changed. There are 2 parts now in the syllabus -Part A and B. Check the detailed syllabus below:
Part A: This part covers the below topics –
#1. Visualisation and Spatial Ability
Pictorial and diagrammatic questions to test, understanding of transformation and/or manipulation of 2D shapes and 3D objects and their spatial relationships, knowledge of practical and everyday mechanical and scientific concepts.
#2. Observation and Design Sensitivity
Ability to detect concealed properties in ordinary things, people, situations, and events, and thinking critically about them. Applying attention to certain details, analysing, reasoning, classifying, inferring and predicting. Ability to discern subtle differences in visual properties and aesthetic outcomes.
#3. Environmental and Social Awareness
General awareness of environmental factors such as climate, population, water, vegetation, pollution, weather, natural resources etc., and their implications on the design of products, images, infrastructure and environment. Awareness of social and cultural connection with the design, history of the designed artefact, and socially responsible and environmentally sustainable design responses. History of art, sculpture, and literature.
#4. Analytical and Logical Reasoning
Ability to look at information, be it qualitative or quantitative in nature, and discern patterns within the information. Ability to weigh opinions, arguments or solutions against appropriate criteria. Ability to check for hidden bias or hidden assumptions and whether evidence and argument support conclusions. Ability to use logic and structured thinking to deduce from a short passage, which of a number of statements is the most accurate response to a posed question. Data Interpretation, brainteasers, and patterns.
#5. Language and Creativity
Ability to understand and use Standard English. Reading comprehension, knowledge of English grammar. Ability to think creatively in terms of alternatives, ability to distinguish innovative options and think out of the box.
#6. Design Thinking and Problem Solving
Ability to use visual analogies, metaphors, signs and symbols. Ability to understand complexity, identify the problem, generate alternatives, evaluate options and select solutions.
Part B: This part covers the below topics –
Drawing: Ability to draw products, people or scenes in proportion with good line quality, composition, proportion, perspective, and shading.
UCEED 2020 Important Books
To prepare for UCEED 2020 you can refer to the below-recommended books.
|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|
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|
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 colours:
- 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 previous years’ UCEED topper Vishwaprasanna Hariharan.
UCEED 2020 Exam Centers
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:
For students opting for international center: Candidates opting for Dubai center should also compulsorily opt for 2 cities of their choice from above 24 Indian cities, in the order of preference at the time of registration.
You can also check the exam centers of UCEED 2020 in the map below:
UCEED 2020 Counselling
The candidates who qualify UCEED 2020 have to apply for admission to the B. Des programme. 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.
Process of the UCEED 2020 Counselling:
#1 The candidates who are selected have to register at the official website of UCEED and fill in their personal particulars and select institutes of their choice in order of their preference.
#2 The candidates are then allotted seats according to their rank and preferences. The result of the allotment is published online at the website.
#3 The candidate can then 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 shall accept it.
#4 the candidates who accept the seat have to pay an online acceptance fee and book their seats.
- The seat acceptance fee for admission via UCEED 2020 is INR 2000.
New Institutes Accepting UCEED 2020 Scores
Here are the new institutes that will accept the scores of UCEED 2020:
- Central Institute of Technology, Kokrajhar
- Chitkara University, Punjab
- CEPT University, Ahmedabad, Gujarat
- World University of Design, Sonepat, Haryana
- Lovely Professional University, Phagwara, Punjab
- Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology, Bengaluru
- JK Lakshmipat University, Jaipur
- Department of Design, Nirma University, Ahmedabad
- Manipal University, Jaipur
- UPES School of Design, Dehradun
Seat Matrix of the IITs for B.Des program
The candidates can check below the available seats for B.Des courses across the 4 participating IITs of UCEED:
|OBC NCL – PWD||–||1||0||0||1|
|SC – PWD||–||1||0||0||1|
|ST – PWD||–||0||0||0||0|
As per the graph above the below-given conclusions can be drawn:
- The most number of seats is offered by IIT Guwahati – 56
- *In IIT B PWD reservations @ 5% (total 2 seats in all above programmes) will be horizontal (i.e. PWD candidates will consume seats from their birth category quota)
- In all the total number of available seats across the 4 IITs are 144
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|
|IIT Bombay||Official Website|
|IIT Hyderabad||Official Website|
|IIT Guwahati||Official Website|
|IIITDM Jabalpur||Official Website|
Result Sharing Institute
|Manipal University Jaipur||Official Website|
|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|
UCEED 2020 Registration
The UCEED 2020 Registration can be only done online on uceed.iitb.ac.in. The registration 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 brief steps to apply for UCEED 2020 are as follows:
Step 1: Visit the official UCEED 2020 website, and register using your email id.
Step 2: Check your inbox for the verification link, verify your email and proceed to fill the application form.
Step 3: Fill in all the personal details in the form.
Step 4: Fill the UCEED 2020 application form.
Step 5: the necessary documents and save and Preview the application.
Step 6: Submit the form and proceed to pay the stipulated fee given below.
UCEED 2020 Application Fee
The candidates need to pay an online application fee to submit the UCEED 2020 Application Form. The application fee category wise is given in the table below:
Late fee: Rs. 500 + the original application fee.
|Category||Fee for exam centers in India||Fee for exam centers in Dubai|
|Female Candidates||Rs. 1500||USD 200|
|SC, ST, PwD||Rs. 1500||USD 200|
|All Other Candidates||Rs. 3000||USD 200|
|Candidates from SAARC countries||USD 200||USD 200|
|Candidates from Non-SAARC countries||USD 325||USD 325|
Mode of paying the UCEED 2020 Application Fee: Online only via any of the below available modes:
- Net Banking
- Credit Card
- Debit Card
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, The list of documents are as follows:
- Scanned recent Photograph of the candidate
- Scanned signatures of the candidate
- Proof of class 12th passing year
- Category certificate (SC/ST/OBC/ PwD)
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.
UCEED 2020 Eligibility Criteria
The candidates must fulfill certain eligibility criteria in order to be considered qualified to undertake the UCEED 2020 exam. Check the UCEED Eligibility Criteria from the points below:
- 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.
- Candidates from any stream (Humanities, Commerce, Science) who passed their class 12th exam in 2019 or are appearing in 2020.
UCEED 2020 Information Brochure
With all the dates, the detailed UCEED 2020 Inormation Brochure is also out. Click on the image to download the UCEED 2020 Information Brochure:
Check UCEED 2020 Information Brochure: Download Brochure Here.
UCEED 2020 Exam Frequently Asked Questions
Ans : UCEED 2020 is an Online Test of 3 Hours. The paper is in English language only. The total number of marks is 300. It is divided into 3 sections - Numerical Answer Type Questions (NAT), Multiple Select Questions (MSQ) and Multiple Choice Based Questions (MCQs).
Ans : Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay (IIT) will conduct the Undergraduate Common Entrance Exam for Design (UCEED) 2020.
Ans : Candidates must have passed the qualifying examination (class 12th) or its equivalent in 2019 or appearing in 2020. Candidates from all the streams (Science, Commerce and Arts & Humanities) are eligible to apply for UCEED 2020.
Ans : The syllabus for UCEED 2020 is - Visualization and Spatial Ability, Observation and Design Sensitivity, Environmental and Social Awareness, Analytical and Logical Reasoning, Language and Creativity, Design Thinking and Problem Solving.
Ans : The cut off is released by IIT Bombay in the Rank List. Candidates have to obtain a minimum of 100 marks (General Category) to qualify UCEED 2020. The cut off releases category wise. The minimum qualifying marks can also vary as per the availability of seats.
Ans : The score of UCEED 2020 is accepted by the four Participating Institutes - IIT Bombay, IIT Guwahati, IIT Hyderabad and IIITDM Jabalpur. Other well known institutes also accept UCEED 2020 score for admission. These colleges do not participate in the Joint Counselling held by only the participating institutes. Candidates have to apply for admission/ counselling separately to each of them.
Ans : The mode of UCEED 2020 is Online. It is a Computer Based Test.
Ans : The level of difficulty of UCEED 2020 is moderate to high as per last year’s exam session.
Ans : Candidates are selected on the basis of their Rank in the Rank List, cut off list and the availability of seats.
Ans : In the year 2019, more than 12, 000 students appeared for UCEED.
Ans : You must secure the minimum qualifying marks in the UCEED 2020 as well the Minimum Educational Qualification - passed in 12th class.
Ans : There are 3 sections in the exam - A, B and C. There is no negative marking in the section A. There is a negative marking of -0.19 in section B. And in section C, there is a negative marking of -1.32.
Ans : Undergraduate Common Entrance Exam for Design (UCEED) is a National level entrance test conducted for admission into the Bachelor of Design (B.Des) in participating IITs and other Result Sharing Institutes.
Ans : UCEED is an entrance exam for those candidates who want to pursue graduation in Design (B.Des). Whereas, CEED is the entrance for candidates who want to pursue post - graduation in Design (M.Des).
Ans : UCEED stands for Undergraduate Common Entrance Exam for Design.
Ans : No, you cannot apply for UCEED 2020 if you don’t match the eligibility criteria.
Ans : Yes, you can appear for UCEED 2020 only if you still match the required eligibility criteria. However, candidates can only attempt UCEED 2 times. The UCEED scorecard is valid for only 1 academic year.
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