Undergraduate Common Entrance Examination for Design (UCEED) 2021 Notification Released

Notification Date: 2020-09-07
Last Updated on: 2020-09-18
  • 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).

Eligibility Criteria:

  • A candidate, including a foreign national, must fulfil each and every one of the following three criteria to appear in UCEED 2021.

Criterion 1 - Age Limit:

  • The candidate should have been born on or after October 1, 1996 if belonging to the OPEN/ EWS/ OBC-NCL category and on or after October 1, 1991 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 same corresponding academic year.

Criterion 3 - Qualifying Examination:

  • The candidate should have passed in all subjects in the Qualifying Examination (Class XII or equivalent) in 2020, OR should be appearing for the qualifying examination in 2021 in order to be eligible to attempting UCEED 2021. Students from ALL STREAMS (Science, Commerce, and Arts & Humanities) are eligible.
  • Candidates appeared for the first time in their qualifying examination in 2019 or earlier are NOT eligible.

Mode of Application: Online

Application Fee:

Registration Fee for Examination Centres in India:

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

Registration Fee for Examination Centres in Dubai:

Indian Nationals (including PIO/ OCI) All Indian Nationals USD $350
Foreign Nationals Candidates from SAARC countries USD $350
Candidates from Non-SAARC countries USD $450

Mode of Payment: Online

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Mode of Exam: Onlie & Offline

Test Pattern:

Parts Sections No. of Questions Negative Marking Duration
Part A Section I: NAT (Numerical Answer Type) 18 No Negative Marks 2 hours 30 mins
Section II: MSQ (Multiple Select Question) 18 0.19 Negative Marks
Section III: MCQ (Multiple Choice Question) 32 0.71 Negative Marks
Total Marks 240 Marks
Part B One question that is aimed at testing the candidate's drawing skills which will require subjective evaluation 30 mins
Total Marks 60 Marks

"In case of PwD candidates availing the use of a scribe, assistance in attempting Part-B is not permitted, due to the nature of the question and evaluation of a candidate’s drawing skill."

Examination Centres:

Ahmedabad Bengaluru Bhopal Bhubaneswar
Chandigarh Chennai Dehradun Delhi
Ernakulum Panaji Guwahati Hyderabad
Jaipur Lucknow Kolkata Kozhikode
Mumbai Nagpur Patna Pune
Raipur Thiruvananthapuram Thrissur Visakhapatnam

Note: If the registered number of candidates are less than 25, then the Dubai centre may be dropped from the final list and those candidates will be allotted a centre from the 2 Indian cities of their choice, in the order of preference.

Important Dates:

Online Registration Start Date September 9, 2020, 01:00 PM
Online Registration Last Date October 10, 2020, 11:55 PM
Online Registration Last Date (with late fee) October 17, 2020, 11:55 PM
Admit card downloading January 01, 2021 Onwards
Last date for rectification of discrepancies in the admit card January 07, 2021, 05:00 PM
Date of Entrance Exam January 17, 2021 (Sunday) 09:00 AM to 12:00 PM

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