UCEED(Undergraduate Common Entrance Exam for Design) - 2017

Notification Date:2016-10-24
Expiry Date:2017-06-30

What is UCEED?

UCEED (Undergraduate Common Entrance Exam for Design) 2017 will be conducted by Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, under the guidance of the UCEED Admissions Committee 2017.
UCEED 2017 is open to all nationals (Indian/Foreign). Candidates seeking admission to the Bachelor Degree programme in Design (B. Des.) at Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IITB), Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati (IITG) and Indian Institute of Information Technology Design and Manufacturing Jabalpur (IIITDMJ) must appear in UCEED 2017.


A candidate, including a foreign national, must fulfil each and every one of the following three criteria to appear in UCEED 2017.

Criterion 1 - Age limit:

The candidate should have been born on or after October 1, 1997 if belonging to the OPEN or OBC-NCL category and on or after October 1, 1992 if belonging to the SC, ST or PwD category.

Criterion 2 - Number of attempts:

A candidate can attempt UCEED for a maximum of two times and that too in consecutive years. Note that UCEED score is valid for one year, and only for admissions in the corresponding academic year.

Criterion 3 - Qualifying examination:

The candidate should have passed the qualifying examination (Class XII or equivalent) in 2016, OR appearing in 2017. Students from ALL STREAMS (Science, Commerce, and Arts & Humanities) are eligible.
Those who appeared for the first time in their qualifying examination in 2015 or earlier are NOT eligible.

  • The final examination of the 10+2 system, conducted by a Central or State Board recognized by the Association of Indian Universities (www.
  • Intermediate or two-year Pre-University examination conducted by a Board or University recognized by the Association of Indian Universities.
  • Final examination of the two-year course of the Joint Services Wing of the National Defence Academy.
  • Senior Secondary School Examination conducted by the National Institute of Open Schooling with a minimum of five subjects.
  • Any Public School, Board or University examination in India or in a foreign country recognized as equivalent to the 10+2 system by the Association of Indian Universities (AIU).
  • H.S.C. vocational examination.
  • A Diploma recognized by the All India Council for Technical Education ( or a State Board of Technical Education of at least 3 years duration.
  • General Certificate Education (GCE) examination (London, Cambridge or Sri Lanka) at the Advanced (A) level.
  • High School Certificate Examination of the Cambridge University or International Baccalaureate Diploma of the International Baccalaureate Office, Geneva.
  • Candidates who have completed Class XII (or equivalent) examination outside India or from a Board not specified above should produce a certificate from the Association of Indian Universities to the effect that the examination they have passed is equivalent to the Class XII examination.
  • In case the Class XII examination is not a public examination, the candidate must have passed at least one public (Board or Pre-University) examination earlier.

Important Dates:

Online application portal
Activity Date
Start date for Online Application Oct 17, 2016, 17:00
Last date for Online Application with regular fee November 11, 2016, 23:45
Last date for Online Application with late fee November 18, 2016, 23:45
Start date for Admit Card downloading December 26, 2016, 17:00
Last date for rectification of discrepancies in the admit card January 9, 2017, 17:00
UCEED 2017 Examination Jan 22, 2017
Release of Draft Answer Key Jan 28, 2017, 17:00
Last date for sending Comments about Draft Answer Key Jan 31, 2017, 17:00
Declaration of result Feb 20, 2017, 17:00
Start date for Score Card downloading Feb 27, 2017, 17:00
Application for B.Des. programme June 10-25, 2017
Seat allotment round 1 July 4, 2017
Seat allotment round 2 July 10, 2017
Seat allotment round 3 July 15, 2017

Exam Timings:

Date Sunday, January 22, 2017
Session 1 10:00 to 13:00
Session 2 (Reserve) 14:00 to 17:00

Mode of Exam: Online

Exam Pattern:

  • There will be ONE question paper of 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.

Section A: Numerical Answer Type (NAT) questions:

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. Each correct answer will be awarded 4 marks. There is NO NEGATIVE marks for this section. Questions not attempted will be given zero mark.

Section B: Multiple Select Questions (MSQ):

Each MSQ has one or more correct answer(s) out of the four given choices. The candidate gets 4 marks only if ALL the correct choices and NO wrong choices are selected. There is NO NEGATIVE or PARTIAL marks for this section. Questions not attempted will be given zero mark.

Section C: Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ):

Each MCQ has four choices out of which only one is the correct answer. There is NEGATIVE marking for this section. Each correct answer will be awarded 3 marks and each wrong answer will be awarded -1 (minus one) mark. Questions not attempted will be given zero mark.

Available Seats in B.Des:

The following table shows category-wise distribution of the available seats in Bachelor of Design (B.Des) programmes at IIT Bombay, IIT Guwahati and IIITDM Jabalpur for the academic year 2017-2018:


Application Procedure:

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

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.

Contact Numbers:

- Email:

- Phone: +91-22-2576-4063

- Fax: +91-22-2572-0305

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