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UCEED 2020 Exam - Dates, Registration, Eligibility, Syllabus, Exam Pattern

Undergraduate Common Entrance Examination for Design B.Des. 2020 or UCEED 2020 is the entrance examination for admission to B.Des.. UCEED 2020 is conducted by IIT Bombay.

UCEED for the year 2020 has been announced by IIT Bombay and will be held on 18/01/2020. The application forms will be available from 09/10/2019 till 20/11/2019. The exam is in online mode. The duration of the exam will be 180 minutes. It is being conducted in English language. Admit card will be available from 01/01/2020. Result is expected to be announced on 13/03/2020.

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UCEED 2020 Conducting Body

IIT Bombay

UCEED 2020 Eligibility Criteria


A candidate, including a foreign national, must fulfil each and every one of the following  three criteria to appear in UCEED 2020.

Criterion 1 – Age limit:

  • The candidate should have been born on or after October 1, 1995, if belonging to the OPEN/EWS/OBC-NCL category and on or after October 1, 1990, 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 2019, OR appearing in 2020. Students from ALL STREAMS (Science, Commerce, and Arts & Humanities) are eligible.

Those who appeared for the first time in their qualifying examination in 2018 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. 
  • 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.

UCEED 2020 Exam Centers

Online Dates

Date Centers
18/01/2020 Visakhapatnam, Guwahati, Patna, Chandigarh, Raipur, Delhi, Panaji, Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Ernakulam, Kozhikode, Thiruvananthapuram, Thrissur, Bhopal, Mumbai, Nagpur, Pune, Bhubaneswar, Jaipur, Chennai, Hyderabad, Lucknow, Dehradun, Kolkata

UCEED 2020 Important Dates

Events Start Date Last Date
Application Form 09/10/2019 15/11/2019
Application Form With Late Fee - 20/11/2019
Admit Card Release Date 27/12/2019 -
UCEED 2020 Exam Date Online Dates
  • 18/01/2020
  • Answer Key For Challenge Display 21/01/2020 -
    Declaration of result 13/03/2020 -
    To get all details about UCEED 2020 Download Brochure

    UCEED 2020 Prospectus

    Link: View/Download

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    • Candidates who are NOT citizens of India at the time of registering for UCEED 2020 (by birth or naturalization) and whose parents are not citizens of India and do not come under PIO/OCI category at the time of registering for UCEED 2020aretreated as foreign nationals. Seats allotted to foreign nationals are supernumerary with a cap of 10% of total available seats in the course. The availability of supernumerary seats will be announced at the time of seat allocation. The seats allotted to OCI (Overseas Citizen of India)/PIO (Person of Indian Origin) cardholders will be under Open category, but not supernumerary. Foreign Nationals and OCI/PIO card holders are outside the ambit of reservations [see RESERVATION OF SEATS]. However, appearing in UCEED 2020 is a must for all candidates for the admission.

    Examination Time:

    Session10:00 to 13:00 (Saturday)

    Candidates appearing for UCEED 2020 are therefore advised to make their travel arrangements accordingly.

    UCEED 2020 will be held in the following 24 cities in India:

    Candidates should compulsorily opt for 3 cities of their choice, in the order of preference, at the time of online application. Once the application is submitted, request for change of city will NOT be entertained under any circumstances.

    If enough number of candidates are not available in a listed city, then that city may be dropped from the final list, and those candidates will be allotted a centre in the city of either their second choice or third choice. Additionally, because of operational contingencies, the UCEED 2020 Committee reserves the right to add a new city / town or remove an existing one and allot a city / town that may not be among any of the choices of a candidate.

    A listed city may have more than one examination centre. A request for change of a centre within the same city/town will NOT be permitted under any circumstances. 

    UCEED 2020 Application Form

    Application Form Fee

    Following is the registration fee structure for UCEED 2020.

    Registration Fee for Examination Centres in India

    Indian Nationals (including PIO/OCI)

    Female Candidates (all categories)INR 1500
    SC, ST, PwD CandidatesINR 1500
    All Other CandidatesINR 3000

    Foreign Nationals

    Candidates from SAARC countries USD 200
    Candidates from Non-SAARC countries USD 325

    Registration Fee for Examination Centres in Dubai

    Indian Nationals (including PIO/OCI)

    All Indian NationalsUSD 200 

    Foreign Nationals

    Candidates from SAARC countriesUSD 200
    Candidates from Non-SAARC countriesUSD 325

    Application Form Filling Instructions

    Registration for UCEED 2020

    • Candidates should register for appearing in UCEED 2020. The application can be done ONLY online through the registration portal linked from official website.
    • Candidates should satisfy eligibility criteria [see ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA FOR APPEARING IN UCEED 2020].
    • Registration will be cancelled if, at a later date, it is found that the candidate does not meet any of the three eligibility criteria.
    • Registration fee [see APPLICATION FEE] is NEITHER refundable NOR transferable.
    • It will entirely be the responsibility of the candidate to provide the correct information regarding the qualifying exam and category, and upload the correct documents in the required formats in the registration form. Registration forms, incomplete in any way, will be summarily rejected and the registration will be considered invalid. The admitting institutes have the right to cancel, at any stage, the admission of a candidate in accordance with the rules and regulations in force, if it is found that any information provided by the candidate is incorrect or the registration is incomplete.

    More Information

    The last date for online registration with regular fee has been extended by 2 days, till Friday, 15 November 2019. The last date for online registration with Rs. 500/- late fee is Saturday, 16 November 2019.


    Given below is a list of certificates and other documents that are to be uploaded at the time of online registration for UCEED 2020. The certificates must be in the Central Government format as given in the appendices below.

    • A recent colour photograph of full frontal (face) view, with the head centred in the frame covering 70–80% of the photograph and taken within the last six months. The photograph should be such that it allows unambiguous identification of the candidate (only JPEG image formats with file extension .jpg will be accepted).
    • Scanned copy of candidate’s full signature on white paper (only JPEG image formats with file extension .jpg will be accepted). 
    • Qualifying examination certificate, if appeared in 2020 (only PDF formats with file extension .pdf will be accepted). 
    • Candidates who will be appearing in 2020 for the board exam, a certificate from the school/college principal in the given format (Appendix 1) should be uploaded (only PDF formats with file extension .pdf will be accepted).
    • If the name is not same as in the Class XII certificate, gazette notification showing the change of name (only PDF formats with file extension .pdf will be accepted). PwD candidates requiring scribe and/or compensatory time (20 min/hr) during the exam
    • need to upload a request letter as per appendix (8 & 9).Candidates seeking admission under the EWS, OBC-NCL, SC, ST or PwD category
    • OBC-NCL (Appendix – 2), Caste (for SC), tribe (for ST) (Appendix – 3), EWS (Appendix 10) or PwD certificate (Appendix 4 – 7) issued by a competent authority (only PDF formats with file extension .pdf will be accepted). PwD Candidates requiring Scribe and/or Compensatory Time.
    • PwD candidates requiring scribe and/or compensatory time (20 min/hr) during the exam need to upload a request letter as per appendix (8 & 9).

    UCEED 2020 Syllabus

    Syllabus Description

    The exam will have questions from the following six topics:

    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.

    Observation and design sensitivity

    Ability to detect concealed properties in ordinary things, people, situations, and events, and thinking critically about them. Applying attention to certain details, analysing, reasoning, classifying, inferring and predicting. Ability to discern subtle differences in visual properties and aesthetic outcomes.

    Environmental and social awareness 

    General awareness of environmental factors such as climate, population, water, vegetation, pollution, weather, natural resources etc., and their implications on the design of products, images, infrastructure and environment. Awareness of social and cultural connection with design, history of the designed artefact, and socially responsible and environmentally sustainable design responses. History of art, sculpture and literature.

    Analytical and logical reasoning

    Ability to look at information, be it qualitative or quantitative in nature, and discern patterns within the information. Ability to weigh opinions, arguments or solutions against appropriate criteria. Ability to check for hidden bias or hidden assumptions and whether evidence and argument support conclusions. 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. Data Interpretation, brainteasers, and patterns.

    Language and creativity

    Ability to understand and use Standard English. Reading comprehension, knowledge of English grammar. Ability to think creatively in terms of alternatives, ability to distinguish innovative options and think out of the box.

    Design thinking and problem solving

    Ability to use visual analogies, metaphors, signs and symbols. Ability to understand complexity, identify problem, generate alternatives, evaluate options and select solutions.

    Part-B will have question from the following topic:

    • Drawing

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

    The summary of the paper structure is given bellow:

    Part-A (240 marks, 2 hours 30 mins)

    Section Number of QuestionsQuestion NumbersMarks if CorrectMarks if WrongMarks if not AttemptedTotal Marks

    Part-B (60 marks, 30 mins)

    • TOTAL (Part-A and Part-B combined): 300 MARKS

    Sample Paper Link: View/Download


    Part A

    • Visualization and spatial ability
    • Observation and design sensitivity
    • Environmental and social awareness 
    • Analytical and logical reasoning
    • Language and creativity
    • Design thinking and problem solving

    Part B

    • Drawing

    Syllabus Link: View/Download

    UCEED 2020 Admit Card

    Admit Card Download Start Date 27/12/2019

    Admit Card Download Url

    Link: View/Download

    UCEED 2020 Exam Day Instructions

    Online Dates

    • 18/01/2020

    Examination Day Instructions


    • Candidates must carry a printed copy of the downloaded admit card. Only candidates having a valid admit card will be allowed inside the examination centre.
    • The candidate’s identity will be verified by invigilators as well as IIT representatives. If the identity of the candidate is in doubt, the candidate may not be allowed to appear for the examination. However, the authorities at their discretion may permit the candidate to appear for the examination after completing certain formalities. No extra time will be allowed for completing the examination in lieu of the time taken for completing these formalities.
    • Impersonation in the examination is a serious offence which will result in immediate disqualification of the candidate from UCEED, and lead to criminal proceeding against the candidate.
    • Candidates will NOT be allowed to carry any electronic device (mobile phones, smart phones, digital / smart watches, calculators, tablets etc.), abacus, slide rule, log books, study material of any type, geometry box, etc. to the examination hall. A list of forbidden items will be put up on the website before the exam if there are additional items.
    • Candidates have to remain in the examination hall for the entire duration of the examination.

    More Information

    • Candidates whose registration is complete in all aspects will be able to download the admit card for UCEED 2020 from the registration portal from the date specified below.
    • The admit card will bear the following details of the candidate: Name, UCEED registration ID, Roll Number for UCEED 2020, photograph, signature, examination schedule, examination centre details and instructions to candidates.
    • Candidates should carefully examine the entries in the admit card and in case of any discrepancy, contact the Chairman JEE (Advanced), UCEED & CEED 2020 at IIT Bombay before the specified date via email mentioned in the registration portal.
    • In case the admit card is not available for downloading, the candidate should contact the Chairman, JEE (Advanced), UCEED & CEED 2020 at IIT Bombay immediately via email or phone (See contact).
    • A printed copy of the downloaded admit card should be produced at the time of examination.
    To get all details about UCEED 2020 Download Brochure

    UCEED 2020 Results

    Result Declaration13/03/2020

    More Information

    Important Dates

    Release of Draft Answer Key for Part-A21st January, 2020
    Last date for sending Comments about Draft Answer Key 27th January, 2020
    Release of Final Answer Key for Part-A4th February, 2020
    Declaration of result13th March, 2020
    Start date for Score Card downloading13th March, 2020
    Application for B. Des. programme8th to 30th June 2020
    Seat allotment round 14th July, 2020
    Seat allotment round 211th July, 2020
    Seat allotment round 315th July, 2020

    • Part-A of the examination is a computer based test, there is no scope for review, re-grading or re-totalling of the Part-A marks of the examination paper.
    • Part-B contains only one question which is going to be manually evaluated through the sheet provided by the invigilator irrespective of it being marked online.
    • Marks obtained in Part-A will be used to shortlist candidates. The cut-offs for Part-A marks for shortlisting candidates in the Open category will be X + yΣ, where X is the average marks obtained by all candidates in Part A, Σ is the standard deviation and y is calculated on the basis of total number of seats.
    • The evaluation of Part-B will be done manually by two evaluators independently.
      • If the difference <= 12 marks (20%), a simple average of the two examiners will be considered.
      • If the difference > 12 marks (20%), the answer sheet of Part-B will be evaluated by a third examiner (and so on until the difference <= 20%)

            A simple average of the closest of 2 evaluators will be selected as the final marks.

    • Total UCEED score will be calculated by adding the marks obtained in Part-A and Part-B. This total score will be used to prepare the final result.
    • UCEED 2020 Question Paper and Draft Answer Key will be released on the UCEED website on January 25, 2020.
    • Candidates can check the draft answer key (Part-A) and compare their answers to know the correct answers. 
    • Any discrepancy/comment must be addressed to, on or before January 27, 2020. Candidates have to mention “Comments on Answer Keys” in the subject of the mail. 
    • Final decision regarding the answer keys will be taken by the UCEED committee after consolidating all the comments from the candidates and the paper setting team. This decision will be binding on all the candidates.


    • Results will be declared on March 13, 2020.
    • UCEED results will be available on the website. Candidates need to use their user login and password (created during registration process) for viewing the results on the webpage. 
    • UCEED qualified students will be able to download their score cards from March 13, 2020.
    • Hard copy of the UCEED score card will not be available and hence will not be sent to the qualified candidates.
    • Obtaining a rank in UCEED 2020 does not guarantee admission to the B. Des programme. 

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