UCEED 2024 Application Form, Exam Dates, Eligibility, Exam Pattern

UCEED 2024: Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Bombay conducts Undergraduate Common Entrance Exam for Design (UCEED) under the guidance of the UCEED Admissions committee. UCEED for admission to Master of Design (MDes) and Ph.D. Programmes. It is a national level entrance examination conducted in both online and offline modes. The exam is also open for international candidates who do not fall under PIO / OCI category. Candidates can get more details about UCEED 2024 in the following article.

UCEED 2024: Important Dates

Application Form available from 1st week of October 2023
Last date to submit applications 2nd week of November 2023
Last date to submit applications with late fee 3rd week of November 2023
Admit Card download 1st week of January 2024
last date of removing errors in admit card 1st week of January 2024
Official mock test releases on 2nd week of January 2024
Exam Date 3rd week of January 2024
Release of Answer Key 3rd week of January 2024
Last date to file Answer Key Challenge 4th week of January 2024
Declaration of result 2nd week of March 2024

Eligibility Criteria

  • Candidates who have passed or appearing their class 12th exam from any stream (Humanities, Commerce, Science).
  • A candidate can appear for the exam for a maximum number of two attempts and in consecutive years only.
  • Candidates born on or after October 1, 1997, for Open or OBC-NCL category and on or after October 1, 1992, for SC, ST or PWD category.

UCEED 2024: Application Form

The registration can be only done online on uceed.iitb.ac.in and no offline forms are accepted. Visit the official website, and register using your email id. Verify your email and proceed to fill the application form. Fill in all the personal details in the form and upload necessary documents and save and Preview the application. Submit the form and proceed to pay the stipulated fee given below.

Application Fee

Category Fee for exam centers in India Fee for exam centers in Dubai
All Other Candidates Rs. 3000 USD 200
SC, ST, PwD, Female Candidates Rs. 1500 USD 200
Candidates from SAARC countries USD 200 USD 200
Candidates from Non-SAARC countries USD 325 USD 325

Exam Pattern

  • Number of papers will be 1 with two parts, A and B
  • The language of the question paper will be English
  • The mode of the exam will be the Computer-based test (Part A) and paper-based test (Part B)
  • The exam will be a total of 300 marks.
  • A Section will be Numerical Answer Type (NAT) questions: For these questions, an answer is a number that needs to be entered using a virtual keyboard on the computer screen. No choices are shown for these questions.
  • B Section will be Multiple Select Questions (MSQ): Each MSQ has one or more correct answers out of the four given choices.
  • C Section will be Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ): Each MCQ has four choices out of which only one is the correct answer.
Sections in Part A Number of Questions Total marks
NAT 18 72
MSQ 18 72
MCQ 32 96
Sections in Part B Number of Questions Total marks
Drawing 1 60
Total (Part A+B) 69 300

Exam Centers

Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Bhopal, Bhubaneshwar, Chandigarh, Jaipur, Lucknow, Kolkata, Kozhikode, Mumbai, Nagpur, Patna, Pune, Raipur, Thiruvananthapuram, Visakhapatnam, Thrissur, Chennai, Dehradun, Delhi, Ernakulam, Panaji, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Dubai

Cut Off

For Part A

Category Section 1 Section 2 Section 3 Total Cutoff
Open 7.2 7.2 9.6 80
OBC 6.48 6.48 8.64 72
PwD 3.6 3.6 4.8 40
SC 3.6 3.6 4.8 40
ST 3.6 3.6 4.8 40

For Part B and Min Total Marks

Category Part B Total cutoff Min total marks
Open 6 100
OBC 5.4 90
PwD 3 50
SC 3 50
ST 3 50

UCEED 2024 Counselling

  • The candidates who qualify UCEED 2024 have to apply for admission to the B. Des programme. The candidates who qualify the entrance test can apply at IIT Bombay, IIT Guwahati, IIT Hyderabad, and IIITDM Jabalpur for admission in the academic year 2024-2023. All 4 institutes have a common application form for admission in B. Des programmes.
  • The candidates who are selected have to register at the official website of UCEED and fill in their personal particulars and select institutes of their choice in order of their preference.
  • The candidates are then allotted seats according to their rank and preferences. The result of the allotment is published online at the website.
  • The candidate can then choose to Accept “freeze” their allocated Institute or Decline the offer. The candidates can also select the “float” option to say that they accept the current seat allocated to them, however, if a seat of higher preference is allotted to them, they shall accept it.
  • The candidates who accept the seat have to pay an online acceptance fee and book their seats.
  • The seat acceptance fee for admission via UCEED 2024 is INR 2000.

Seat Matrix of the IITs for B.Des program

Open 15 6 15 22 58
Open-PWD 0 0 1 2
OBC NCL 10 3 10 14 37
OBC NCL – PWD 0 0 1 1
SC 5 2 6 7 20
SC – PWD 0 0 1 1
ST 3 1 3 4 10
ST – PWD 0 0 0 0
EWS 4 1 3 6 14
EWS-PWD 0 0 0 0 0
Total 37* 13 38 56 144

Institutes Accepting UCEED 2024 Scores

  • Manipal University, Jaipur
  • Chitkara University, Punjab
  • UPES School of Design, Dehradun
  • JK Lakshmipat University, Jaipur
  • CEPT University, Ahmedabad, Gujarat
  • Central Institute of Technology, Kokrajhar
  • World University of Design, Sonepat, Haryana
  • Lovely Professional University, Phagwara, Punjab
  • Department of Design, Nirma University, Ahmedabad
  • Srishti Institute of Art, Design, and Technology, Bengaluru
  • Q4: What is the syllabus for UCEED 2024?


Visualization and Spatial Ability, Observation and Design Sensitivity, Environmental and Social Awareness, Analytical and Logical Reasoning, Language and Creativity, Design Thinking, and Problem Solving.

Important Books for UCEED 2024

  • Guide for NIFT/NID/IIFT by Arihant
  • Cracking CEED and UCEED by Ashok Goel
  • UCEED (B.DES) Entrance Books and Test Series by AFAINDIA
  • UCEED Mock Test Series 2023 (As Per New B.design Pattern) by IIT Alumni

UCEED 2024: Important Points

  • Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay (IIT) will conduct the Undergraduate Common Entrance Exam for Design (UCEED).
  • Candidates must have passed the qualifying examination (class 12th) or its equivalent in 2023 or appearing in 2024.
  • The score of UCEED is accepted by the four Participating Institutes – IIT Bombay, IIT Guwahati, IIT Hyderabad, and IIITDM Jabalpur.
  • Other well-known institutes (as given above) also accept UCEED 2024 score for admission.
  • The mode of UCEED is Online. It is a Computer Based Test.
  • The level of difficulty is moderate to high as per last year’s exam session.
  • Candidates are selected on the basis of their Rank in the Rank List, cut off list and the availability of seats.

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