UCEED 2021: Application Form, Exam Dates, Eligibility Criteria, Pattern

UCEED 2021UCEED 2021 will be conducted in the third week of January 2021 through online mode. UCEED is a national level entrance exam organized every year. This exam is organized for providing admission into UG design courses. Students will get admission into B.Des programme. It will be held under the guidance of UCEED Admission Committee. Students who will qualify the entrance exam will be eligible for admission into various campuses – IIT Bombay, IIT Guwahati and IIITDM Jabalpur. The UCEED will be open for all Indian as well as Foreign national candidates. In this article we have provided complete details about UCEED 2021 application form, exam dates, eligibility criteria, exam pattern, etc.

UCEED 2021 Exam Dates

Know complete UCEED 2021 exam dates for various events in the below given table:

EventsDates 2021 (Tentative)
Starting of Online Application2nd week of October 2020
Last date to apply (without late fee)2nd week of November 2020
Last date to apply (with late fee)3rd week of November 2020
Release of Admit card1st week of January 2021
Last date for correction in discrepancies in admit card1st week of January 2021
UCEED 2021 Examination3rd week of January 2021
Release of Answer key3rd week of January 2021
Last date to send comments for answer key4th week of January 2021
Declaration of results & download of score card2nd week of March 2021

UCEED 2021 Application Form

UCEED 2021 Application Form details can be checked by the students in the below given section:

Latest Applications Open 2020:

  • UCEED 2021 Application Form will be released from 2nd week of October 2020.
  • Students will be able to register for UCEED through online mode.
  • UCEED 2021 Application Process will follow various steps – Online registration, filling up of application details, uploading of necessary documents & making payment of application fee.
  • Student at the time of uploading process of application will be required to upload their photograph & signature, PwD/ DA certificate, Qualifying exam certificates, ST/ SC/ OBC-NCL Certificate, etc. as per the specified format and size.
  • Also, in case of mistakes in the application details students will be able to make correction through sending an email to the officials.
  • For UCEED, students will be able to submit the application till 2nd week of November 2020 (without late fee) and till 3rd week of November 2020 (with late fee).

Application Fee:

Payment Mode: UCEED Application Fee can be paid through online mode. Students must pay the fee before the last date as after the last date extra application fee will be charged.

For Examination Centers in India:

NationalityCategoriesApplication 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:

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

UCEED 2021 Eligibility Criteria

Students can check below details of UCEED Eligibility criteria:

General Eligibility:

  • Nationality: Indian/ Foreign/ PIO/ OCI Card Holders will be eligible to apply.
  • Age Criteria: Open category or OBC – NCL candidates should have been born on or after October 1, 1996 to be eligible to apply. While ST/ SC/ PwD candidates, should have been born after October 1, 1991.
  • Attempts: Students will be able to attempt UCEED exam for maximum of two times. UCEED scorecard is valid for 1 year time period.


  • Qualifying Exam: Passed 12th level or its equivalent with any stream – Science, Commerce, Arts and Humanities from a recognized board or university.
  • Appearing: Students who are appearing for 12th level can also apply.

UCEED 2021 Exam Pattern

Know details of UCEED Exam Pattern in the below given section:

  • Mode of Paper: UCEED will be held on third week of January 2021 in online mode.
  • Duration of Exam: 3 hours will be given for completing the paper.
  • Sections: There will be three sections in the paper.
  • Questions Type: The question paper will have numerical type of questions for Section A, Multiple select questions in Section B and Multiple choice questions in Section C.
  • Number of questions: Total of 69 questions will be there in the paper.
  • Total Marks: Paper will be of 300 marks.
  • Medium Language of Paper: Paper will be available in the medium language of English.

Know distribution of questions and marks for UCEED:

SectionNumber of QuestionsQuestion NumbersMarks if correctMarks if wrongMarks if not attemptedTotal marks
  Part A (240 marks)
 Part B (60 marks)
 Total (Part A & Part B combined): 300 marks

UCEED 2021 Syllabus

UCEED 2021 Syllabus can be checked by the students through online mode. The questions in the paper will be from various topics – Visualization and Spatial ability, Observation & Design sensitivity, Environmental and Social awareness, Language and creativity, Analytical and logical reasoning and Design thinking and problem solving.

Know Syllabus details in brief for Part A and B for the topics mentioned below:

Part A:

Visualization and Spatial Ability: Diagrammatic questions & pictorial questions to test, understanding of transformation and/or manipulation of 3D objects and 2D shapes and their spatial relationships, knowledge of practical and everyday mechanical and scientific concepts.

Environmental and Social Awareness: Awareness of social and cultural connection with design, history of the designed artifact, and socially responsible, sculpture, history of art and literature. General awareness of environmental factors such as climate, water, population, vegetation, etc.

Observation and Design Sensitivity: Candidate’s ability to detect concealed properties in ordinary things, situations, and thinking critically about them, people and events will be checked. Also through this section, candidate’s ability to discern subtle differences in visual properties & aesthetic outcomes will be seen.

Analytical & 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 structured thinking and logic 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 understand and use Standard English, ability to distinguish innovative options and think out of the box, reading comprehension, knowledge of English grammar will seen in this section.

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


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

UCEED 2021 Preparation Tips

Go through UCEED preparation tips below for better preparation of the exam:

  • Get complete UCEED syllabus, exam pattern & marking scheme details before starting the exam preparation.
  • Make notes for UCEED exam preparation and note down the important points at one place.
  • Go for online and offline mock tests to analyze your preparation.
  • Solve sample and model paper for a good practice for exam.
  • Practice for exam from good set of study material.

FAQ’S (Frequently Asked Questions)

Answer: The application process of UCEED 2021 will be starting from 2nd week of October 2020.

Answer: Yes, as per the last trends students will be able to register for UCEED after the last date by paying the late fee.

Answer: Yes, candidates can make modification in the application details by sending email – [email protected] with the details describing the mistakes in the application. After that the officials will guide the students further.

Answer: No, UCEED 2021 application will be available only by online mode.

Answer: UCEED 2021 exam will be held in 3rd week of January 2021 through online mode.

Answer: UCEED will be open for all Indian as well as Foreign national candidates.

Answer: Yes, candidates appearing in the 12th level are also eligible to apply for UCEED.

UCEED 2021 Admit Card

The Admit Card of UCEED 2021 will be available for download on first week of January 2021. Admit card can be downloaded by online mode entering candidate’s registered user id & password.

Student also have to carry their photo id proof with the admit card to get entry. Candidates are advised to check details present in the admit card and contact officials if any discrepancy arises.

UCEED 2021 Answer Key

Students will be able to download the answer key after the exam. It will be available in the third week of January 2021. The authority will release the provisional answer key first. Candidates will be also allowed to make objections against the answer key if found.

Final answer key will be released by the authority after making necessary changes (if any).

UCEED 2021 Result

UCEED 2021 Result will be declared by second week of March 2021. Students will be able to check their result only through online mode. For obtaining the result, students will be required to enter their necessary login details.

The authority will publish the merit list which will indicate the candidate’s rank obtained in the exam. Also students through merit list will get to know their qualifying status.

UCEED 2021 Scorecard

Students will be able to download the scorecard of UCEED after the declaration of result. To get the scorecard students will have to enter their login credentials.

The scorecard will be available only through online mode. No hardcopy of it will be made available to the candidates separately. Candidates who will successfully qualify the UCEED will be only able to download the scorecard.

UCEED 2021 Cut Off

To be eligible for UCEED admission, students will be required to qualify the exam by securing the prescribed UCEED cut off. Only those students name will be included in the rank list who will obtain the qualifying marks.

The cut off will be released online on the website for various categories. The cut off will be prescribed for various categories separately. Cut off will be set depending upon various factors – difficulty level of paper, no of candidates appearing for test, number of available seats, etc.

UCEED 2021 Merit List

The merit/ rank list of UCEED 2021 will be made available by online mode. For the further admission procedure, only the candidates who will get selected in the merit list will be eligible. Rank list will be prepared on the basis of total marks (Part A and B) obtained in the exam.

The cut off marks for various categories to be in the rank list are mentioned below:

Category Rank ListMinimum marks in percentageMinimum total marks
Common rank List10%100

UCEED 2021 Admission

Candidates who will be selected in the rank list /merit list of UCEED will be eligible for admission. Students will have to apply for admission at IIITDM Jabalpur, IIT Guwahati, IIT Bombay, IIT Hyderabad. For counselling participation in these campuses, students will have to fill the common application form available at IIT Bombay admission portal, make choices of institution as per preference order.

Also, students will be required to pay the counselling fee. Seat allotment will occur in various rounds. Students will be also required to submit their necessary documents for verification purpose.

If you have any other query related to UCEED 2021, you can ask your query in the comments section given below.

Displaying 1 Comments
  1. Garv says:

    I have completed my drawing section on sheet provided but didn’t marked it done on computer so sir will it be evaluated or not

Leave a comment

Get Updates Download Brochure