UCEED 2024: Syllabus (Revised), Pattern, Application Form, Dates

UCEED 2024UCEED 2024 Syllabus & Exam Pattern have been revised with effect from this year onwards. The exam will be conducted in the month of January 2024 tentatively. Indian institute of Technology Bombay conducts UCEED under the guidance of the UCEED -CEED Implementation Committee (UCI Committee). Students interested for admission in B.Des at various IITs have to appear for UCEED.

Students with UCEED scores will be offered admission at IIT Bombay, IIT Delhi, IIT Hyderabad, IIT Guwahati, IIITDMJ and various other renowned institutions. This exam is open to all Indian/ foreign candidates. Candidates who are interested knowing more about this exam can go through our article of UCEED 2024.

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UCEED Highlights

Exam NameUCEED 2024
Conducting BodyIIT Bombay
Exam TypeNational Level
Courses offeredB.Des
Application modeOnline mode
Exam modePart A -Online CBT & Part B – offline

UCEED 2024 Exam Dates

Check below complete UCEED Schedule/ dates for session 2024:

EventsDates 2024 (Tentative)
Online registration beginsLast week of September 2023
Last date to register1st week of November 2023
Last date of registration with late fee3rd week of November 2023
Publication of admit card2nd week of January 2024
Last date of rectification in admit card3rd week of January 2024
UCEED 2024 exam date3rd-4th week of January 2024
Draft answer key releases4th week of January 2024
Uploading comments related to draft answer keyTill 4th week of January 2024
Final answer key releasesLast week of January 2024
Cut off announcement (Part A)2nd week of February 2024
Declaration of results2nd week of March 2024
Downloading of scorecard2nd week of March to 2nd week of June 2024
Application starts for B.Des course2nd -3rd week of March 2024

UCEED 2024 Registration

Know complete details about UCEED 2024 Application Form in the below given section:

  • Registration for UCEED 2024 will begin by online mode.
  • Candidates can fill application form from the month of September 2023.
  • Before registering, students must know complete eligibility details provided below.
  • Complete details filled in the application must be accurate as any incorrect or incomplete information may lead to rejection of form.
  • The admitting institution may cancel the admission in case any information during registration is incorrect or incomplete.
  • Last date to register online is till 1st week of November 2023. Also, candidates can apply after the last date with payment of late fee.
  • Last date of registration with late fee is till 3rd week of November 2023.
  • At the time of registration, students must be ready with some necessary documents which are:
    • Coloured photograph (as per specifications)
    • Scanned copy of signature
    • Qualifying exam certificates
    • Category certificate
    • ID proof, etc.

Registration Fee:

  • Payment mode: The registration fee payment can be done through online mode only using debit card/ credit card/ net banking method.
  • An additional late fee will be applicable for those registering after the last date.
Indian NationalsAll female candidatesRs.1800
ST/ SC/ PWDRs.1800
All other candidates
Foreign nationalsCandidates from Non- SAARC countriesUS$450
Candidates from SAARC countriesUS$350

How to Apply for UCEED 2024:

Know complete steps below to register for UCEED 2024:

  • Visit the online website.
  • Click on option – ‘Registration portal’.
  • Create account with a valid email id which will be verified by sending email verification information.
  • Login with provided credentials and fill application form by entering personal, qualification & other details.
  • Upload scanned images of required documents in the prescribed format.
  • Pay registration fee using the provided payment mode.
  • Verify complete entered details and then submit the application form.
  • Print the fee receipt and application for reference.

UCEED 2024 Eligibility Criteria

Those appearing for UCEED must go through the complete eligibility criteria and satisfy all three conditions mentioned:

  • Qualifying Exam: Candidates in 12th level (any stream) or its equivalent must have passed in all subjects from a recognized board/ authority. Appearing candidates are also eligible.
  • Total attempts: UCEED can be attempted by candidates for a maximum of two times (in consecutive years). The score of UCEED is valid for one year and only for admission in same corresponding year.
  • Age Limit: Candidates belonging to Open/ OBC-NCL/ EWS category should have born on or after 1stOctober 1999 (on or after 1st October 1994 for ST/ SC/ PWD candidates).

Note: In case later it is found that any candidate does not meet any of the eligibility clause, his/her registration will get cancelled.

UCEED 2024 Exam Pattern

Check out below given UCEED Exam pattern to know complete details related to exam:

  • Parts of Exam: There are two compulsory parts in the paper – Part A & Part B.
  • Exam mode: Part A will be conducted in online CBT mode. While part B which is drawing skill test will be held in offline mode.
  • Duration of Paper: The Part A will be of 2 hours 30 minutes and Part B will be of 60 minutes.
  • Medium Language: The language medium of paper will be in English only.
  • Marks: The paper will be of total 300 marks. Part A will be of 240 marks and Part B will be of 60 marks.
  • Total Questions: Part A will have total 68 questions and Part B will have 2 question from design aptitude and drawing.
  • Type of Questions: There will be numerical answer type questions (NAT), multiple select questions (MSQ) and multiple-choice questions (MCQ) in Part A. From 2024 onwards, Part B will have two questions – One of design aptitude and one of drawing. It will test drawing skills of candidate requiring subjective evaluation. It will be displayed on computer screen and students has to draw in answer book.

Check below complete paper structure of UCEED 2024:

Part A
SectionType of QuestionsNo. of questionsMarks for right answerMarks for incorrect answerMarks for unattempted questionTotal marks for section
1Numerical answer type question1840072
2Multiple select question18Partial marking-1072
3Multiple-choice question323-0.71096
Total 68   240
Part B
Type of QuestionsNumber of questionsTime duration
Design Aptitude & Drawing260 minutes

UCEED 2024 Syllabus

With effective from 2024 onwards, there have been certain changes in UCEED Syllabus. The syllabus will have two parts – A and B.

Part APractical and scientific knowledge: Know-how of scientific principles and everyday objects.

Visualization and spatial reasoning: Ability to visualize & transform 2D shapes and 3D objects and their spatial relationships.

Observation and design sensitivity: Capacity to detect concealed properties in day to-day life & think critically about them. Attention to classification, details, analysis, inference and prediction.

Analytical and logical reasoning: Ability to analyse qualitative and quantitative information.

Environment and society: General awareness of social, environmental and cultural connections with design.

Creativity: Grasp of non-verbal & verbal analogies, signs, metaphors and symbols.

Language: Proficiency in reading and comprehending Standard English.

Part BDesign aptitude: Capability to respond practically and appropriately to situations/ problems with empathy and ingenuity.

Drawing: People or scenes in proportion with good line quality, proportion, shading and perspective, ability of draw products.

UCEED 2024 Preparation Tips

Students preparing for exam, can check below given UCEED Preparation Tips & Tricks:

  • Know details of exam pattern and syllabus details of UCEED before starting the preparation.
  • Prepare from study material, videos and books mostly recommended by experts.
  • Solve mock test, sample papers and previous year papers to know more about exam.
  • Follow your routine in disciplined manner and include enough hours for study and rest.
  • Don’t stress out. Instead give your best shot in the preparation.

UCEED FAQS (Frequently Asked Questions):

Answer: Yes, certain changes have been announced in UCEED pattern and syllabus. You can check it in our article.

Answer: UCEED 2024 will be conducted in 3rd-4th week of January 2024.

Answer: UCEED exam is conducted once in a year.

Answer: The Application Form submission will begin from last week of September 2023.

Answer: Yes, you can make correction only when correction window will be opened by authority. Note that corrections will be allowed only in few details.

Answer: The exam for UCEED is conducted in online mode. However, Part B which is a drawing skill test will be held in offline mode.

Answer: There is no such confirmation or guarantee that appearance in UCEED provides admission into B.Des in participating institutes. The admitting institutions will only confirm the final admission of the candidate.

UCEED 2024 Admit Card

The admit card for downloading will be available for UCEED 2024 in second week of January 2024. It is a mandatory document to be brought on the day of exam along with a photo identity proof. Complete instructions of exam and details of candidates will be mentioned in UCEED admit card.

If in case candidates find any discrepancy in UCEED admit card, they can contact at UCEED office at IIT Bombay before last date. Last date of rectification in admit card is till 3rd week of January 2024.

UCEED 2024 Answer Key

UCEED Answer key will be released in fourth week of January 2024. The draft key will be released online along with the question papers. Students can submit their comments or objections related to key on online website.

No comments or objections will be accepted through email or any offline mode will not be considered. After considering all comments, final decision will be taken by UCI Committee. The final key will be made available in last week of January 2024.

UCEED 2024 Result

UCEED Result will be declared in second week of March 2024. Shortlisted candidates will be considered qualified and will be provided a common merit rank (All India Rank). Students must make sure that qualifying UCEED does not guarantee admission in B.Des in any institute.

Scorecards will be available for downloading on the portal from 2nd week of March to 2nd week of June 2024. Candidates have to enter their login details in order to download scorecards.

UCEED 2024 Cut Off

For Part A, the announcement of UCEED Cut Off 2024 will be made in second week of February 2024. The cut off will be published online for various categories. It will be available in marks & percentage.

The cut off will be prepared based on various parameters – number of candidates, marks scores, performance, etc. Check in the below provided table about cut off for various categories –

CategoryCut off in PercentageCut off in Total marks
OBC- NCL9%90

UCEED 2024 Counselling/ Admission

Admission into B.Des programme in various participating institutions will begin after declaration of rank lists. Only UCEED qualified candidates will be able to participate in UCEED Counselling/ Admission. It will begin from 2nd -3rd week of March 2024.

Common application form will be made available online. Students will be required to fill their personal details and select choice of institutes as per their preference. Students have to submit their fee and upload certain documents. Seat allocation will be done based on AIR, category of candidate and availability of seats in the institution. The admitting institutions will only confirm the final admission of the candidates.

UCEED Participating Institutions

Check below participating institutes:

  • IIT Bombay
  • IIT Delhi
  • IIT Guwahati
  • IIT Hyderabad
  • IIITDM Jabalpur

Check below result sharing institutes:

  • Alliance University, Bengaluru
  • World University of Design, Sonepat
  • RV University, Bengaluru
  • Department of Design, Netaji Subhas University of Technology (NSUT), New Delhi
  • JK Lakshmipat University, Jaipur
  • Institute of Design, Nirma University, Ahmedabad
  • Footwear Design and Development Institute (FDDI)
  • Srishti Manipal Institute of Art, Design and Technology, Bengaluru
  • Presidency University, Bangalore
  • Flame University, Pune
  • Lovely Professional University, Phagwara
  • MIT ID Indore – Avantika University
  • UPES School of Design, Dehradun
  • Jain (Deemed-to-be-University), Bangalore, etc.

If you have any other query regarding UCEED 2024, you can ask your query in the comments section below.

Displaying 6 Comments
  1. Sunitha says:

    My son is in 12th grade appearing for CBSE exam in Feb 2024 in Kuwait. Will he be considered under normal category or NRI ? Also, when will be the Part B offline exam?

  2. Abhijay says:

    What is official site for useed from where we can download and fill the form?

  3. Aruna Ahlawat says:

    Would like to know if students of IBDP curriculum can appear for UCEED 2024?

  4. Jyotsna says:

    Am i eligible to give uceed 2024 as I will give my 12 board exam in 2024 ?

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