UCEED 2020: Counselling, Seat Allotment (Released), Dates

uceed 2020UCEED 2020 3rd Seat Allotment has been released on 27th July 2020. It has been released for 1st and 2nd round. The exam has been conducted by Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay under the guidance of UCEED Admissions committee. UCEED is a national level entrance test organized for admission into undergraduate design courses. Students securing the qualifying marks in the entrance exam will get admission into B.Des programme successfully. Admission is offered to various participating institutions like IIT Bombay, IIITDM Jabalpur and IIT Guwahati on the basis of UCEED Scores. This test is open to all Indian and Foreign national candidates. Through this article, we have provided complete details related to UCEED 2020.

Admission Dates Cut Off

FAQs Result

UCEED 2020 Notifications:

newiconUCEED 2021 exam will be held in the month of January 2021. Check all details about UCEED 2021 here. 

newiconUCEED 2020 Seat Allotment for 3rd round has been released on 27th July 2020 for B.Des. Check here for seat allotment details.  

newiconUCEED 2020 Admission to B.Des programme into IITB, IITG, IITH and IIITDMJ (Participating Institutes) has been started. Click here for details.

newiconUCEED 2020 Cut Off has been released on 23rd March 2020 by IIT Bombay. Check here for cut off details. 

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UCEED 2020 New Changes Introduced

  • The exam pattern has been changed from this year. Check it from exam pattern section.

UCEED 2020 Important Dates

Check the official UCEED Dates in the below given table for various events of the exam:

EventsDates 2020
Release of Online Application Form9th October 2019
Last date to submit the application15th November 2019
Last date to register with late fee20th November 2019
Availability of Admit card27th December 2019
Last date to rectify discrepancies in the admit card5th January 2020
UCEED 2020 Examination18th January 2020
Publication of Answer key21st January 2020
Last date to send comments related to Answer Key27th January 2020
Final Answer key release4th February 2020
Release of results & score card download13th March 2020
Release of Cut off23rd March 2020
Application form for B.Des programmes8th to 30th June 2020
Seat allotment for I round9th July 2020
Seat allotment for II round19th July 2020
Seat allotment for III round27th July 2020

UCEED 2020 Admission

Students successfully securing the qualifying marks have selected in the merit list and are eligible for further admission process. UCEED Admission list has been prepared by the board and published online.

Eligible candidates have to fill the admission form mentioning their choice of preferred institution. After this, seats has been allocated to the candidates in various institutions as per their ranks and choices filled.

UCEED 2020 Result

After the completion of entrance exams, UCEED results has been released by online mode. To access the result, students are required to enter their Email id and password.

The results has been declared on 13th March 2020. After the release of results, merit list/rank list has been published releasing names of the qualified candidates.

UCEED 2020 Score card

With the release of results candidates can download their UCEED 2020 Scorecard online. Students through scorecards get to know various details like total marks, section-wise marks, category rank, etc.

No hard copy of the scorecard will be sent to the candidates under any circumstances.

UCEED 2020 Cut Off

UCEED Cut off will be released by board after the announcement of results. Students have to qualify the test with minimum cut off marks to be eligible to appear for counselling process.

The released cut off marks will vary for various category candidates. Cut off will be prepared based on various factors like number of seats available, number of candidates appearing for the test, total candidates passing the exam, difficulty level of paper.

UCEED 2020 Merit List

On the basis of ranks secured by the candidates, the board will release UCEED 2020 Merit List online. For admission of the candidates, students will be called as per their rank in the merit list.

In case tie arises between two or more candidates, tie will be solved by ranking higher the candidates scoring more marks in Section B. Still if the tie persists, candidates with more marks in Section A will be given priority. Again if the tie still arises, same rank will be given.

UCEED 2020 Answer Key

UCEED Answer Key (draft) has been released on 21st January 2020. Candidates can challenge the answer key in case any error is found in it. The comments/ suggestions related to answer key can be sent by the students till 27th January 2020.

The final answer key has been released on 4th February 2020.

After considering all the comments or suggestions, the UCEED committee will take final decision.

FAQ’S (Frequently Asked Questions)

Answer: UCEED 2020 Application Form has been released on 9th October 2019.

Answer: The last date to submit the UCEED 2020 Application Form was 9th November 2019.

Answer: UCEED 2020 Admit card has been released on 27th December 2019 by online mode. You can download the admit card by entering your registration id and password.

Answer: The entrance exam of UCEED 2020 has been organized on 18th January 2020 in Online CBT mode.

Answer: As per the age criteria, applying candidate of Open/OBC – NCL category must have been born on or after October 1, 1995. Candidates belonging to ST/SC/PwD category must have been born on or after October 1, 1990.

Answer: The results of UCEED 2020 has been announced on 13th March 2020.

Answer: You can attempt UCEED exam for maximum of two times in consecutive years.

UCEED 2020 Application Form

Candidates can check the complete information of UCEED 2020 Application form below:

  • UCEED 2020 Online Application Form has been released from 9th October 2019.
  • Complete registration and application process will be done through online mode.
  • The Application process of UCEED 2020 will consists of various steps – Online registration, filling the application form, uploading necessary documents and payment of application fee.
  • At the time of uploading process, candidates have to upload their photograph, signature, ST/SC/OBC-NCL certificate, PwD/DA certificate and qualifying exam certificates.
  • Candidates can correct/modify details in the application form before the last date of submission.
  • Last date to fill and submit the application will be till 15th November 2019. However, students can also register for the exam till 16th November 2019 by paying certain amount of late fee.

Application Fee:

UCEED 2020 Applicants have to pay the below application fee through online mode:

Note: Candidates registering after the last registration date are required to pay late fee of Rs.500.

For Examination Centers in India:

Nationality Categories Application Fee
Indian nationals/OCI/PIO candidatesFor ST/SC/PwD/Female candidatesRs.1500
For All other candidatesRs. 3000
Foreign NationalsStudents from SAARC countriesUSD 200
Students from Non-SAARC countriesUSD 325

For Examination Centers in Dubai:

Nationality Categories Application Fee
Indian nationals/OCI/PIO candidatesAll Indian NationalsUSD 200
Foreign NationalsStudents from SAARC countriesUSD 200
Students from Non-SAARC countriesUSD 325

UCEED 2020 Eligibility Criteria

Before filling the application form, candidates must go through the complete UCEED 2020 Eligibility criteria:

  • Nationality: Indian/Foreign/OCI /PIO card holders candidates are eligible to apply.
  • Qualifying Examination: Applying candidates must have passed their 12th level exams or its equivalent from any stream (Science, Commerce and Arts and Humanities) from a recognized board or university.
  • Appearing: Candidates appearing in the last year of their qualifying exam are also eligible to apply.
  • Age Criteria: Candidates of open category or OBC – NCL category must have been born on or after October 1, 1995. Candidates belonging to ST/SC/PwD category must have been born on or after October 1, 1990.
  • Number of attempts: Candidates can attempt the test for a maximum number of two times. The scorecard of UCEED 2020 will be valid for one year.

UCEED 2020 Admit Card

UCEED Admit Card has been published few days before the commencement of exams. It has been released on 27th December 2019 by online mode through login. Students who have successfully submitted their application form are able to get admit card by entering their registered user id and password.

Along with the admit card, students have to carry their valid photo id proof for identity verification. Only after showing these documents, candidates will be allowed to enter the exam hall.

UCEED 2020 Exam Pattern

Check below the UCEED 2020 Exam Pattern, before starting your exam preparation:

  • Exam Mode and Date: UCEED 2020 Exam has been organised on 18th January 2020 in online mode.
  • Number of Sections: The exam paper will contain total of 3 sections.
  • Type of Questions: The question paper will contain Numerical answer type questions in Section A, Multiple select questions in Section B and Multiple choice questions in Section C.
  • Number of questions: There will be total of 69 questions in the question paper.
  • Time Duration: The exam will be of 3 hours.
  • Language Medium: The question paper will be in English.
  • Total Marks: The question paper will be of total 300 marks.
SectionNo. of QuestionsQuestion NumbersMarks if correctMarks if wrongMarks if not attemptedTotal marks
                                                                           Part A (240 marks, 2 hours 30 mins)
                                                                                           Part B (60 marks, 30 mins)
                                                                       Total (Part A & Part B combined): 300 marks

UCEED 2020 Syllabus

UCEED 2020 Syllabus will be released online for various topics – Visualization and Spatial ability, Environmental and social awareness, Observation and design sensitivity, Language and creativity, Analytical and logical reasoning and Design thinking and problem solving.

Detailed Syllabus for the topics is given below:

Part A:

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.

Environmental and social awareness

The topics in this section will be from Awareness of social and cultural connection with design, history of the designed artifact, and socially responsible, history of art, sculpture and literature.

General awareness of environmental factors such as climate, population, water, vegetation, etc.

Observation and design sensitivity

In this section, candidate’s ability to discern subtle differences in visual properties and aesthetic outcomes will be seen.

Candidate’s ability to detect concealed properties in ordinary things, and thinking critically about them, people, situations, and events will be checked.

Analytical and Logical Reasoning

Candidate’s ability to look at information, be it qualitative or quantitative in nature, and discern patterns within the information will be checked.

Student’s 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 will be also seen.

Language and Creativity

Student’s ability to think creatively in terms of alternatives, ability to distinguish innovative options and think out of the box, ability to understand and use Standard English, reading comprehension, knowledge of English grammar will seen in this section.

Design thinking and problem

In this section, ability to use visual analogies, metaphors, signs and symbols, ability to understand complexity, identify problem, generate alternatives, evaluate options and select solutions will be checked, etc.


Drawing: Ability to draw products, people or scenes in proportion with good line quality, composition, proportion, perspective and shading.

UCEED 2020 Preparation Tips

Candidates can take help of below preparation tips, to enhance their exam preparation:

  • Review and understand the complete syllabus, exam & marking pattern.
  • Prepare and follow a study routine dividing time for various coming subjects.
  • Take online or offline mock tests to know your preparation standards.
  • Solve sample papers or previous year papers to know the exam trend.
  • Make short notes and note down all the important points in one place.

If you have any query regarding UCEED 2020, you can ask your query in the comments section below.

Displaying 15 Comments
  1. Akriti says:

    If I have passed out if 12th in 2019 , will I be able to appear for uceed 2021?

  2. Shrima gupta says:

    In admission process is 12th marks are imp? As I just heard that we have to score more than 75 percent for admission in it for bdes also? and there is nothing written in eligibility criteria about this! So please help!

    • Sarvgyan Team says:

      There is no marks criteria prescribed to be secured in 12th to be eligible for admission in B.Des. Candidates have to qualify the UCEED exam and obtain a rank in UCEED 2020. Check our UCEED Cut off article for details.

  3. Sandhya says:

    I am appearing 12th board exam in coming feb 2020.. So am I eligible for uceed in 18th jan 2020? Can i apply now?

  4. rohan says:

    what is the format of the Scheduled caste certificate. Do I need to download any pdf and then get it signed by authority or my original sc certificate is enough

  5. Minushree says:

    My sister has passed 12th in 2018 and wants to apply for uceed. But while filling the form it asked in which year 12th has been passed…and in option 2019 and 2020 is given….2018 option is not given…is she eligible to apply or not???please help

  6. Meghashree Pasayat says:

    My daughter passed 12th exam in 2018,she is eligible for appear in UCEED 2020 or not ?

  7. Prakash says:

    Hello, I have completed my diploma in electronics and communications(3 years course) after 10th. And secured 64% in 10th and 60.87% aggregate in final year of diploma! And I have completed my diploma in the year of 2018! Am I eligible for UCEED 2020?

  8. Sukhadev kumavat says:

    I have done BE in mechanical engineering. I want to persue masters in design from IIT. Which exam should i appear and what are the eligibility criteria.

  9. tanaz ahmed says:

    which are the materials should i follow for the theory part and other sections?

  10. Shruti Rajput says:

    I gave 12th board in 2019 but didn’t gave uceed 2019. Am I eligible for uceed 2020?

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