UCEED Seat Matrix and Reservation Details

Subhashri Roy
Subhashri RoyPublished On: September 11, 2020 | UCEED

UCEED offers seat reservation for candidates belonging to different categories. This article will give all the information related to UCEED reservation of seats, reservation policy, seat matrix and so on.

UCEED Reservation of Seats

The Undergraduate Common Entrance Exam for Design, popularly known as UCEED, is conducted by IIT Bombay for admission to the Bachelor of Design (B.Des) at various design institutes in India. The official notification of UCEED 2021 has been released. The UCEED 2021 application began on September 9, 2020 and will continue till October 10, 2020. The last date to apply for UCEED 2021 with the submission of late fee is October 17, 2020. The exam of UCEED 2021 will be held on January 17, 2021.

UCEED 2020 was successfully conducted on January 18, 2020, and UCEED counselling process 2020 was held from July 9 to July 29, 2020. All candidates who took the exam were allocated seats on the basis of the UCEED reservation policy. The category-wise distribution of the available seats at IIT Bombay, IIT Guwahati, IIT Hyderabad and IIITDM Jabalpur was revised on June 7, 2020. 

UCEED reservation of seats for the various categories such as OBC, PwD, SC, ST is in accordance with the Central Government and State Government norms. In this article, candidates can learn all about UCEED reservation policy, seat matrix and the percentage of seats reserved for each category.

UCEED Reservation of Seats 2020

There are a certain number of seats that are reserved for Indian nationals appearing for UCEED 2020. All details pertaining to UCEED reservation policy have been mentioned below:

Category of Candidates

Percentage of Seats Reserved 

Economically Weaker Sections (EWS)


Other Backward Classes belonging to the Non-Creamy Layer (OBC-NCL)


Scheduled Caste (SC)


Scheduled Tribe (ST)


Person with Disability (PwD)


Also Read: IIT Bombay B.Des Admission 2021: Courses, Fees & Eligibility

UCEED Reservation Policy 2020

Here is the UCEED reservation policy in detail and a few pointers that candidates taking the exam need to take note of:

  • The percentage of seats reserved will be based on the number of seats available for B.Des at a given institute for the current academic year.

  • The name of the backward class must be in the current central list of OBCs. OBC-NCL certificates issued from April 1, 2018 onwards will be accepted.

  • Candidates belonging to the OBC Creamy Layer will not be entitled to UCEED 2020 reservation. Such candidates will be treated as belonging to the Unreserved or Open category.

  • The benefit of reservation can be availed only by those castes and tribes that are mentioned in the respective lists of the corresponding states released by the Government of India. 

  • The 5% reservation under UCEED for Person with Disability (PwD) applicants is cycled over in four years, category-wise, as per rules of the admitting institute. If a PwD seat remains vacant in a particular year, it will be added to the category from which the PwD seat was assigned.

  • Vacant seats in the OBC-NCL category may be allotted to Unreserved or Open category candidates and unfilled seats under the SC and ST categories will not be allotted to other category candidates.

  • Leprosy-cured UCEED candidates who are otherwise fit to pursue the course shall also be included in the PwD category.

  • Candidates holding Overseas Citizen of India (OCI)/ Persons of Indian Origin (PIO) cards are treated as belonging to the Unreserved category. They will be allocated seats that are available for everyone else.

  • Candidates belonging to the categories of OBC-NCL, SC, ST and PwD will be considered qualified on the basis of a relaxed criterion.

  • The category chosen by a candidate at the time of registering for UCEED 2020 will be final and no requests for any change of category will be entertained at a later date.

​Also Read: List of UCEED Toppers 2021, Score and Percentile

UCEED Seat Matrix 2020

Given below are the seats available for different categories in B.Des at the UCEED participating institutes 2020. The same was revised on June 7, 2020.

Name of the Institute







Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Guwahati







IIT, Bombay







Indian Institute of Information Technology, Design and Manufacturing, Jabalpur (IIITDMJ)







IIT, Hyderabad














Other Colleges Accepting UCEED Scores 2020

Apart from the institutes mentioned above, a number of other top B.Des Colleges in India also accept UCEED scores 2020:

See the complete list of colleges accepting UCEED scores here and in case you seek admission to any of these colleges, you can simply fill our Common Application Form (CAF).

For admission-related queries, you can reach out to us on our QnA zone or call our toll free number 1800-572-9877 to get immediate assistance in admission. Please keep visiting CollegeDekho frequently for regular updates on UCEED and B.Des admissions in India.

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