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IIT UCEED 2019 - Undergraduate Common Entrance Exam for Design





UCEED (Undergraduate Common Entrance examination for design) is an entrance exam conducted by Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay under the guidance of the UCEED Admissions Committee 2019. Admissions to the Bachelor of Design (B.Des) Programmes at IIT Bombay, IIT Guwahati and IIITDM Jabalpur are done through the Undergraduate Common Entrance Examination for Design (UCEED).


Programs Offered


UCEED is for admission into following programmes

  • Bachelor of Design (B.Des) programme- 4 years
  • Dual degree B.Des + M.Des Programme- 5 years


The option of doing the dual degree B.Des + M.Des will be available at the end of the 3rd year to the students.

The aspirants can get admission into 4 years Bachelor of Design (B.Des) programme.

-Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IITB)
-Indian Institute of Technology (IITG)
-Inidan Institute if Information Technology Design and Manufacturing Jabalpur (IIITDMJ)


Available seats


Indian Institute of Technology Bombay
Total seats: 30

Indian Institute of Technology (IITG)
Total Seats: 45

Inidan Institute if Information Technology Design and Manufacturing Jabalpur (IIITDMJ)
Total seats: 30


Eligibility Criteria


  • Age Limit: The candidate should have been born on or after October 1, 1994 if belonging to the OPEN or OBC-NCL category and, on or after October 1, 1989 if belonging to the SC, ST or PwD category.
  • Academic Qualifications: The candidate should have passed the qualifying examination (Class XII or equivalent) in 2018 or 2019. Those who appeared for the first time in their qualifying examination in 2017 or earlier are NOT eligible.


Candidates from the Science Stream with Physics, Chemistry and Maths as subjects are eligible to apply to all the three 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 and IIITDM Jabalpur.

How to Apply


  • 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.
  • The supporting documents required for application are digital copies of Photo, Signature, UCEED Score Card, Qualifying Examination Mark Sheet (Class XII or equivalent), and where applicable, OBC-NCL/SC/ST Certificate, PwD Certificate, and OCI/PIO Card.
  • Applicants will be able to edit their application form, including the order of preference of institutes and resubmit it, till the closing date of the application period. However after the closing date, all applications are treated as FINAL. 


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Exam Centres


Candidates should compulsorily opt for 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. 


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Syllabus of UCEED


The exam will have questions from the following six topics:

  • Visualization 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.
  • Observation and Design Senstivity: 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.
  • 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 design, history of the designed artefact, and socially responsible and environmentally sustainable design responses. History of art, sculpture and literature.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Design thinking and Problem Solving: Ability to use visual analogies, metaphors, signs and symbols. Ability to understand complexity, identify problem, generate alternatives, evaluate options and select solutions.

Application Fee

The B. Des application processing fee for applicants of all category and gender is Rupees 1000 (One Thousand Indian Rupees).


Exam Pattern


  • There will be ONE question paper for 3 hours duration.
  • The question paper will be in English.
  • The question paper will be administered through a computer based test.
  • The question paper will carry a total of 300 marks.
  • The question paper will consist of 3 sections.


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Important Dates


  • Start date for Online Applications: 9 October 2018
  • Last date for Online Registration with regular fee: 9 November 2018
  • Last date for Online Registration with late fee: 16 November 2018
  • Start date for Admit Card downloading: 1 January 2019 onwards
  • Last date for rectification of discrepancies in the admit card: 5 January 2019
  • UCEED 2019 Examination: 19 January 2019
  • Declaration of result: 1 March 2019
  • Application for B. Des. programme: 8 to 30 June 2019
  • Seat allotment round 1: 4 July 2019
  • Seat allotment round 2: 11 July 2019
  • Seat allotment round 3: 15 july 2019