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UCEED 2021



Admissions to the Bachelor of Design (BDes) programmes at IIT Bombay, IIT Guwahati, IIT Hyderabad, and IIITDM Jabalpur are done through the Undergraduate Common Entrance Exam for Design (UCEED). Only those students who have passed Class XII (or equivalent) in 2020 in all subjects, or are appearing in 2021, in ANY STREAM (Science, Commerce, or Arts & Humanities), are eligible to appear for UCEED 2021.

UCEED 2021 will be conducted by Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, under the guidance of the UCEED-CEED Implementation Committee 2021 (henceforth referred as the UCI Committee ). UCEED 2021 is open to all nationals (Indian/Foreign). Candidates seeking admission to the Bachelor Degree programme in Design (BDes) at Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IITB), Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati (IITG), Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad (IITH), and Indian Institute of Information Technology Design and Manufacturing Jabalpur (IIITDMJ) must appear in UCEED 2021.

IDC School of Design (IDC) previously known as Industrial Design Centre at IIT Bombay has a well-established Master of Design (MDes) degree programme in Industrial Design, Communication Design, Animation Design, Interaction Design & Mobility and Vehicle Design as well as a PhD programme in Design.

The Department of Design (DoD) at IIT Guwahati was set up with a vision to enkindle in some of the brightest technical minds of the country, a passion for innovation in technology driven by firm understanding, appreciation and celebration of design.

The Department of Design at IIT Hyderabad offers a vibrant environment for learning, practicing and exploring several facets of design. The degrees offered in this department are MDes degree, BDes degree and PhD degree in Design.

In the Design Discipline at IIITDM Jabalpur, a holistic and all-inclusive philosophy is applied to train human resources in the paradigm of Modern Design at Bachelors, Masters and Doctoral level, so as to make them adept designers. The rigorous curriculum, the intense research methodologies, the diligent practice in skills create knowledge based professionals of industrial design and innovation



UCEED is a test centre-based examination and has two parts:

  1. Part-A is computer based 
  2. Part-B contains question related to sketching that needs to be attempted on the provided sheet.
  3. There will be ONE question paper of total 3 hours duration.
  4. The question paper will be in English.
  5. The question paper will carry a total of 300 marks.

Part-A of the question paper will consist of 3 sections.

Section 1: NAT (Numerical Answer Type): 18 questions (4 marks for correct answer ; no negative marks). For these questions, the answer is a number that needs to be entered using a virtual keyboard in the computer screen. No choices will be shown for these questions.

Section 2: MSQ (Multiple Select Question): 18 questions (4 marks each only if all correct answers are entered; 0.19 negative marks for any incorrect answer). Each MSQ has one or more correct answer(s) out of the four given choices.

Section 3: MCQ (Multiple Choice Question): 32 questions (3 marks each for the correct answer; 0.71 negative marks for incorrect answers). Each MCQ has four choices out of which only one is the correct answer.

It is compulsory for the candidates to attempt both the parts in the given time. The total time for the examination (that includes both Part-A and Part-B) is 3 hours duration and it will be held as per the following schedule:

Date January 17, 2021 (Sunday) Time 09:00 am to 12:00 pm


Detailed instructions for the online registration are provided on the registration portal.



Start Date September 9, 2020, 01:00 pm

End Date (with regular fee) October 10, 2020, 11:55 pm

End Date (with late fee) October 17, 2020, 11:55 pm

Entrance Date January 17, 2021 (Sunday)

Result Date March 10, 2021



Following is the registration fee structure for UCEED 2021.

Registration Fee for Examination Centres in India

  1. Indian Nationals (including PIO/OCI) Female Candidates (all categories)       ₹ 1750
  2. SC, ST, PwD Candidates                                                                                  ₹ 1750
  3. All Other Candidates                                                                                         ₹ 3500
  4. Foreign Nationals Candidates from SAARC countries                                      USD $350
  5. Candidates from Non-SAARC countries                                                            USD $450


IIT-B 15 4 10 5 3 37
IIT-G 23 6 15 8 4 56
IIT-H 9 2 5 3 1 20
IIITDMJ 27 6 18 10 5 66
TOTAL 74 18 48 26 13 179



PwD reservations @ 5% will be horizontal. PwD candidates will consume seats from their birth category quota


GO THROUGH THE PROSPECTUS OF UCEED 2021 FOR DETAILS-----http://www.uceed.iitb.ac.in/2021/downloads/UCEED.2021.Information.Brochure.pdf