Admissions to the Bachelor of Design (B. Des) programmes at IIT Bombay, IIT Guwahati and IIITDM Jabalpur are done through the Undergraduate Common Entrance Exam for Design (UCEED). Students who have passed Class XII (or equivalent) in previous year or appearing in current year in ANY STREAM (Science, Commerce, or Arts & Humanities), are eligible to appear for UCEED. UCEED is open to all nationals (Indian/Foreign). Candidates seeking admission to the Bachelor Degree programme in Design (B. Des.) at Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IITB), Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati (IITG) and Indian Institute of Information Technology Design and Manufacturing Jabalpur (IIITDMJ) must appear in UCEED.

UCEED 2018  UCEED 2019 UCEED 2020


The candidates can read the page further to know the exam pattern, syllabus, selection process, and more details on UCEED. UCEED is designed to explore candidate’s reasoning and analytical skills, along with their creative and drawing abilities. The important dates for UCEED are mentioned in the table below.

Events UCEED 2018 UCEED 2019
Opening date for Online Application Process 09 Oct 2017 2nd week of Oct 2018
The Last date of Online Application with
regular fee
10 Nov 2017 12 Nov 2017 2nd week of Nov 2018
UCEED Examination date 20 Jan 2018 3rd week of Jan 2019


The minimum cut off marks required by the candidate in each section is as follows:

Merit List Minimum % of marks in each Section Minimum Aggregate marks in each section
Common rank list (CRL) 10 100
OBC-NCL rank list 09 90
SC rank list 05 50
PwD rank list 05 50

UCEED Examination Centers

IIT UCEED will be held in 20 centers across India. In order of their preference, the students have to choose 3 cities during filling of the application form. Those who will be unable to fill it will be allotted the centers by the committee. Following are the cities in which UCEED will be conducting an exam:

Ahmedabad Bengaluru Bhubaneswar Chandigarh Chennai
Delhi Guwahati Jaipur Lucknow Kolkata
Mumbai Thrissur Vishakhapatnam Nagpur Patna
Pune Thiruvananthapuram Raipur Hyderabad Bhopal

Examination Pattern

  • Undergraduate Common Entrance Exam for Design (UCEED) is a Computer Based Test.
  • Candidates will have 3 hours to solve the questions.
  • The language of the paper will only be English.
  • It comprises a total of 100 questions, accounting for a total of 300 marks.
  • The question paper divided into three sections, which will be Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ), Multiple Selection Questions (MSQ) and Numerical Answer Type (NAT).

The details about all the three sections is as stated below:

Section Marks per Question Negative Marking Remark
NAT 4 marks None
MSQ 4 marks None (Partial Marking also not applicable) More than 1 answer can be
correct and the marks will only be allocated if all the correct
choices are marked
MCQ 3 marks 1 marks

UCEED Syllabus

The examination will consist of the following topics:

  • Visualization and spatial ability
  • Observation and design sensitivity
  • Environmental and social awareness
  • Analytical and logical reasoning
  • Language and creativity
  • Design thinking and problem solving

Contact Details

Address: Chairman
JEE (Advanced), UCEED & CEED 2018
Indian Institute of Technology Bombay
Powai, Mumbai – 400 076
Website: www.uceed.iitb.ac.in
Email ID: [email protected]
Phone Number: +91-22-2576-4063/9093/9094
Fax Number: +91-22-2572-0305

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