UCEED 2018: The Undergraduate Common Entrance Examination for Design (UCEED) is conducted by the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Bombay, for admission to the Bachelor of Design (B.Des) programme. At present, IIT Bombay, IIT Guwahati and IIITDM Jabalpur offers admission to B.Des programme through UCEED. Candidates belonging to all nationals can apply for UCEED provided they fulfil the eligibility criteria. The application form of UCEED 2018 is expected to get released in the third week of October 2017. UCEED 2018 is a computer based examination of 3 hours and it is likely to be conducted in the 4th week of January. Last year, UCEED was held at various exam centres in 19 cities of the country. The result of UCEED is expected to be declared in the month of February 2018. However, only those candidates who will qualify the exam will be able to download their score card. Through UCEED 2018, IIT Bombay, IIT Guwahati and IITDM Jabalpur will fill approximately 105 B.Des seats. In the previous year, around 8336 candidates appeared in UCEED. To get all important information about UCEED 2018 eligibility criteria, important dates, application process, exam pattern and more, read the article given below on this page.
UCEED 2018 Overview
|Particulars||UCEED 2018 Exam Details|
|Name of Exam||Undergraduate Common Entrance Examination for Design|
|Commonly known as||UCEED|
|Conducting Authority||Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay|
|Administered by||UCEED Admissions Committee 2018|
|Course offered||Bachelors of Design (B.Des)|
|Mode of Exam||Computer Based Test (CBT)|
|Total number of Exam Cities||19|
|Total marks||300 marks|
|Time duration||3 hours|
|Declaration of Result||4th week of February|
The application form of UCEED is likely to be made available in the 3rd week of October, 2017. The official dates will be updated here once UCEED Information Brochure for the academic session 2018-19 gets published. In the meantime, candidates can check the tentative dates of UCEED 2018 from the table given below:
UCEED 2018 Important Dates
|S.No||UCEED 2018 Events||Important Dates|
|1.||UCEED application form to be available from||3rd week of October 2017|
|2.||Last date to fill UCEED 2018 application form||3rd week of November 2017|
|3.||UCEED 2018 admit card to be issued on||4th week of December 2017|
|4.||Last date to rectify discrepancies in UCEED admit card||2nd week of January 2018|
|5.||UCEED 2018 exam to be held on||3rd week of January 2018|
|6.||Answer key of UCEED to be released on||4th week of January 2018|
|7.||Last date to submit objections against UCEED draft answer key 2018||4th week of January 2018|
|8.||UCEED 2018 result declaration and downloading of UCEED scorecard||4th week of February 2018|
|9.||Registration for B.Des programme begins on||2nd week of June 2018|
|10.||UCEED Seat allotment round 1||1st week of July 2018|
|11.||UCEED Seat allotment round 2||2nd week of July 2018|
|12.||UCEED Seat allotment round 3||3rd week of July 2018|
UCEED 2018 is open for Indian nationals as well as for Foreign candidates. However, it is mandatory for each and every aspirant to fulfil all the norms defined below for being eligible to appear in UCEED 2018:
|S.No.||Particulars||UCEED Eligibility Criteria 2018|
|1.||Age limit||The date of birth for General or OBC-NCL category candidates must fall on or after October 1, 1998. However, SC, ST or PWD category candidates should be born on or after October 01, 1993.|
|2.||Academic qualification||Students from all streams namely; Science, Commerce and Humanities/Arts are eligible for UCEED 2018. However, candidates must qualify class XII or equivalent examination in 2017 or must be appearing for the qualifying examination in 2018.|
|3.||Number of attempts||Candidates can avail a maximum number of 2 consecutive attempts for UCEED|
UCEED Reservation of Seats 2018
In accordance with the rules of the Government of India, candidates of Indian nationals belonging to certain categories are admitted to seats reserved for them. Candidates can check the category wise UCEED 2018 reservation of seats from the table given below:
|S.No.||Category||UCEED Seat Reservation|
|3.||Scheduled Caste (SC)||15%|
|4.||Scheduled Tribe (ST)||7.5%|
In order to appear in UCEED 2018, candidates have to register online and duly submit the filled in application form within the given time period. UCEED application form 2018 is likely to be released in the third week of October. Candidates have to complete the following steps to successfully apply for UCEED 2018:
Step 1) UCEED 2018 online registration
Step 2) Filling up of personal details, academic qualification, exam cities choices etc in UCEED application form.
Step 3) Uploading of scanned copies of coloured passport sized photograph, signature, reserved category document, qualifying examination certificate etc.
Step 4) Payment of the requisite application fee in online mode
UCEED Application Fee Structure
The category and gender wise fee structure of UCEED application fee is as given below:
|General/ OBC-NCL||Rs.2000||Rs 1000||Rs 2000|
|SC/ST/PwD||Rs 1000||Rs 1000||Rs 1000|
UCEED Exam Pattern 2018
The exam pattern of UCEED 2018 provides details about the overall structure of the test. As per UCEED exam pattern, the entrance examination will be a computer based test and candidates have to complete the paper within 3 hours. The total number of questions is 85 with maximum marks of 300. The question paper will be divided into the following three sections –
- Section A– Numerical Answer Type (NAT)
- Section B– Multiple Select Questions (MSQ)
- Section C– Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ)
Candidates who will complete all the aspects of the application form will be issued UCEED 2018 admit card tentatively in the fourth week of December 2017. The admit card will be available online and candidates have to download it through their Email ID and Password. The admit card of UCEED will have the following important details mentioned on it:
Details mentioned in UCEED 2018 Admit Card
- Candidate’s name
- Application ID
- Roll number
- Name and address of the exam centre
- Exam date and time
- Important instructions for the candidates
Candidates must ensure to carry the printed copy of admit card to the examination centre on the exam day. In case of any discrepancy or unavailability of UCEED admit card, candidates must contact the Chairperson of IIT Bombay through email/phone before the specified date.
UCEED Exam Centres 2018
IIT Bombay will conduct UCEED 2018 at various examination centres in around 19 cities of India. Candidates have to select three exam cities as per their preference while applying for UCEED 2018. The list of UCEED exam cities includes Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Delhi, Kolkata, Chennai to name a few. Candidates must be very careful while selecting the exam cities as, after the submission of the application form, request for change of the city will not be entertained under any circumstances. The UCEED exam centre allotted to candidates will be mentioned in the admit card.
UCEED Syllabus 2018
Questions asked in the entrance examination will be based on the syllabus of UCEED 2018. Candidates appearing for UCEED 2018 must be well versed with the prescribed syllabus. All the three sections of the question paper will majorly comprise of questions from the following six topics:
|S.No.||UCEED Syllabus 2018 (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 Sample Papers 2018
To excel in any examination, after completing the prescribed syllabus it is important for candidates to check how much they have accomplished. To apply the understanding and to test the progress level, candidates must practice sample papers. By solving UCEED sample papers, candidates will be able to identify their weak areas, and as the examination is time bound, they can improve their time management skill. Therefore, every aspirant appearing for UCEED 2018 must practice sample papers to level up their preparation and secure good marks in the exam.
UCEED Mock Test 2018
The mock test of UCEED has been designed for candidates to get familiar with the CBT mode of exam. By taking UCEED mock test, candidates can know how to answer a question, how to navigate within sections, how to keep the answer under review etc. Candidates are advised to practice mock test to know about the exam pattern and to get an idea of what to expect in the test. To practice UCEED Mock Test- Click here
Note: While taking the mock test designed by the UCEED committee, candidates are advised to ignore the ‘Paper Specific Instructions’ (including the number of questions, marks and negative marks) as it is from UCEED 2015 paper.
UCEED Answer Key 2018
The answer key of UCEED along with the question paper will be released in the 4th week of January 2018, tentatively. UCEED answer key will contain correct answers to all the questions asked in the examination. With the help of UCEED draft answer key candidates can compare their answers and calculate the probable score. In case of any discrepancy in the answer key, candidates have to address about it to firstname.lastname@example.org. within the given time period. Candidates have to justify their objection by commenting on the answer key in the subject of the mail. The final decision regarding the final UCEED answer key will be taken by the committee after scrutinizing the challenges raised by candidates.
UCEED Result 2018
The result of UCEED 2018 is expected to be declared in the 3rd week of February. The result will be declared online and candidates can check it by entering their user ID and password. However, only the qualified candidates will be able to download their score card which will be available a week after the announcement of UCEED result.
UCEED Cutoff 2018
The cutoff of UCEED is the minimum qualifying marks required to qualify the examination. Only those candidates who will obtain the sectional and overall cutoff marks prescribed by UCEED committee will be included in UCEED rank list based on which the admission will be conducted. The category wise UCEED cutoff is provided in the table given below:
|S.No.||Category||Minimum Percentage of marks in each section||Minimum Total Marks|
UCEED Rank List 2018
On the basis of marks obtained by the candidates in the entrance examination, UCEED rank list 2018 will be prepared. There will be only one rank list and no separate category wise rank list will be published. In case, the examination is conducted in two different sessions, the normalised total marks will be taken into account to prepare the rank list of UCEED. In case, the total marks scored by two or more candidates are similar, ranks will be allotted after applying the tie-breaking policy.
UCEED Participating Institutes 2018
Every year, candidates qualifying in UCEED are offered admission into Bachelor of Design (B.Des) programmes at IIT Bombay, IIT Guwahati and IITDM Jabalpur.
In addition to the three institutes, for the academic session 2017-18, the following two institutes for the very first time offered admission based on UCEED score:
- Central Institute of Technology (CIT) Kokrajhar, Assam, for admission to B.Des programme
- Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology in Delhi (IIIT-D), for admission to B.Tech programme in Computer Science and Design.
UCEED Counselling and Seat Allotment 2018
The counselling and seat allotment of UCEED will be conducted in three rounds. To participate in the counselling process, candidates have to register for admission which will start in the second week of June 2018. Candidates will be allotted seats based on their rank, category, choice preference and availability of seats. Students shortlisted for admission will be sent provisional allotment letter to the registered email ID. Candidates who have been offered seats have to pay the seat acceptance fee of Rs. 60,000 within the given period of time.
UCEED Seat Matrix 2018
The seat matrix of UCEED for the academic session 2018-19 has not been announced yet. Last year, through UCEED, IIT Bombay, IIT Guwahati and IIITDM Jabalpur filled a total number of 105 B.Des seats. As soon as the UCEED committee publishes the seat matrix of UCEED 2018, it will be updated here. Meanwhile, check the seat matrix of UCEED based on last year’s data from the table given below:
|S.No.||Institute Name||UCEED total Seats|
Note: The article on UCEED 2018 is based on previous year’s information. The article will be updated as soon as the information Brochure of UCEED for the academic session 2018-19 is released.
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