UCEED 2023 Application Form, Exam Dates, Eligibility, Pattern

UCEED 2023: Undergraduate Common Entrance Exam for Design is conducted every year by the IIT Bombay under the UCEED-CEED Implementation Committee. Admission will be offered by the IIT Bombay, IIT Guwahati, and IITDM Jabalpur. UCEED is a national level entrance test organized for admission into 4 years of B.DES course. Candidates can download the application form from the official website. Read the following article for more information about UCEED 2023.

UCEED 2023: Important Dates

Starting date of online application form 1st week of October 2023
Last date to submit the application form 2nd week of November 2023
Registration with late fee 3rd week of November 2023
Admit card 1st  week of January 2023
Exam date 3rd Week of January 2023
Answer Key 4th Week of January 2023
End date for sending Comments about Draft Answer key 4th Week of January 2023
Date of Final Answer key 1st Week of February 2023
Result 1st Week of March 2023
Application for B.Des program 2nd Week of June 2023
1st round seat allotment 1st Week of July 2023
2nd round seat allotment 2nd Week of July 2023
3rd  round seat allotment 3rd Week of July 2023

Eligibility Criteria

  • Candidates should be Indian/Foreign and OCI (Overseas Citizen of Indian)/PIO (Person of Indian Origin).
  • Passed the 12th and its exam with PCM/ PCB/, Humanities and Arts are eligible to appear in Exam from the recognized board/ university.
  • Candidate should have been born on or after October 1, 1996 (Open or OBC-NCL) and October 1, 1991 (SC/ST/PWD Category).

UCEED 2023 Application Form

The Application form of UCEED 2023 has to be filled online mode. Candidates can download the application form from the official website. Fill the three cities of choice at the time of online application. Candidates will be able to edit their application form till the closing date of the application form. The application form is common for all three institutions. After the submission of the form, candidates get the registration number as a proof for the application submission.

Documents to be uploaded

  • Qualifying examination certificate, if appeared in 2018.
  • A recent color photograph was taken within the last six months. (image formats with file extension .jpg will be accepted).
  • A request letter for PWD candidates requiring scribe.
  • OBC-NCL, SC, ST or PWD certificate issued by a competent authority.
  • Scanned copy of the candidate’s signature.
  • Certificate for appearing candidates from the school/college principal.

Application Fee

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Indian Nationals (including PIO/OCI)
General and other categories INR 2400 USD 160
SC, ST, PwD, Female (all categories) Candidates INR 1200 USD 160
Foreign Nationals
Candidates from SAARC countries USD 160 USD 160
Candidates other from SAARC countries USD 300 USD 300
  • The application fee for the UCEED paid only through online mode.
  • The registration fee will be not refundable.
  • The late fee is Rs. 500/.

Exam Pattern

  • It is a computer-based Examination.
  • The total time to attend the exam will be 3 hours.
  • The total marks allotted for the exam will be 300.
  • The question paper will be in the English language.
  • The exam pattern is divided into 3 Sections.
  • The total number of questions 85.
Section Number of Questions Question Numbers Marks for the Wrong question Total Marks
NAT 20 1-20 0 60
MSQ 20 21-40 -0.19 60
MSQ 45 41-85 -1.32 180
Total 85 1-85 300

UCEED 2023 Exam Centers

Nagpur, Patna, Pune, Raipur, Thiruvananthapuram, Thrissur and Vishakhapatnam, Delhi, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Bhopal, Bhubaneshwar, Chandigarh, Chennai,


  • The questions will be set from the topics as Visualization and spatial ability, Observation and design sensitivity, Environmental and social awareness, Analytical and logical reasoning, Language and creativity and Design thinking and problem-solving.
  • Go through these topics to score well in the exam.

Official Website: https://uceedapp.iitb.ac.in/UCEED/

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