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UCEED 2023 - Notification (Out), Exam Date, Application Form (Oct 5- Nov 11), Exam Pattern, Syllabus, Exam Centres

Updated By Samiksha Rautela on 23 Sep, 2022 19:32

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About UCEED 2023 (Notification Released, Registration from Oct 5)

UCEED 2023 Entrance Exam is a national-level exam conducted by the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay. (IIT Bombay). UCEED 2023 registration will commence from October 5, 2022 onwards. The final date to apply without a late fee is November 11, 2022. UCEED entrance exam is scheduled to be conducted in 24 cities across India.

The UCEED 2023 exam will be held on January 23, 2022. The candidates need to fill out the application form by following steps like entering personal and academic details, scanning and uploading of documents, and payment of the UCEED application fee and registering must have passed (or appearing in) the 10+2 exam in 2022 with a minimum of 50% marks in all subjects. The notification of UCEED 2023 is expected to be out in September 2022. It is organised for providing admission to a 4-year-long Bachelor's Degree in Design offered by IIT Bombay, IIT Delhi, IIT HyderabadIIT Guwahati, and IIITDM Jabalpur.  Check out the exam pattern and syllabus of UCEED to prepare for the exam.  All the important details with regard to UCEED 2023 exam such as important dates, application form filling, exam pattern, admit card, etc. can be checked on this page.

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What is the UCEED Exam?

Undergraduate Common Entrance Examination for Design (UCEED) is conducted to grant admission to the BDes program in the institute like IIT Bombay, IIT Delhi, IIT Guwahati, IIT Hyderabad, IIITDM Jabalpur & Other Private Institutes. IIT Bombay is the conducting body of UCEED exam 2023 

The UCEED exam pattern has been divided into two parts - Part A and Part B. The candidate needs to score qualifying marks in the exam to get admission at the participating Institutes in the BDes program. 

UCEED 2023 Highlights

The candidates can check the major highlights of the UCEED 2023 exam mentioned below in the table.



Name of the Exam 

Undergraduate Common Entrance Examination for Design (UCEED)

Conducting Body

IIT Bombay

Level of the Exam 

National level exam

Exam frequency


Purpose of the Exam 

For getting admission into BDes program at the following participating institutes. 

  • IIT Bombay
  • IIT Guwahati
  • IIT Hyderabad
  • IIITDM Jabalpur

In addition,  19 result sharing institutes are also there that accept UCEED scores for granting admission in UG design courses.

Mode of the Exam 

Part-A exam will be in an online mode

Part-B exam will be in an offline mode

Exam application fees

General category - Rs 3,500 

Reserved category & Females of all categories - Rs 1750

Duration of the Exam 

3 hours

Number of test cities

24 cities across India

Number of test takers 

12,084 (UCEED 2020)

Exam helpdesk no.

+91-22-2576 4063/ 9093/ 9094 

Exam website 

Colleges Accepting Exam UCEED :

UCEED Application Form 2023

The application process for UCEED 2023 will start from October 5, 2022 onwards. Candidates who fulfill the eligibility criteria for the BDes program will be able to fill out the application form of UCEED 2023. The application process will be done in an online mode. We will provide the application link here once the form is out officially. 

What is the process to fill out the application form of UCEED 2023?

Follow the steps listed below to get registered for the UCEED exam. 

Step 1  - Registration

The candidates have to click on the application link. Then, they will be redirected to an application form. Fill in the details for the registration process like name, contact number, email id, etc. Once you are done with it, an account will be created for the candidate.

Step 2 - Fill in the details in the application form

The candidate has to fill in the application form that includes information like personal, academic, and contact, educational degree. The candidates have to fill in all the details of each section. The candidates need to make a selection for the exam center of UCEED entrance test. There will be a maximum of THREE exam cities based on the candidates priority that can be selected by the candidate.

Step 3 - Upload documents 

Next, the candidate has to upload documents like date of birth, signature, birth proof, photograph, and certificates if applicable. The qualifying exam certificates have to be uploaded in the prescribed format mentioned in the application form..

Step 4 - Pay the application fee 

The candidates have to pay the application fee in online mode. The fee can be paid via credit card/ debit card or net banking.

Step 5 - Take a printout of the application form

The candidate must take out the printout for future reference.

UCEED 2023 Application Fee

The candidates can check the application fee for UCEED 2023 exam.



SC/ ST/ PwD/ female candidates

Rs 1750

Other Candidates

Rs 3500

UCEED 2023 Important Dates

The candidates can check the admission date for the UCEED 2023 exam. The tentative dates are mentioned below.


Tentative Dates

UCEED 2023 application process (without late fee)

October 5 to November 11, 2022

UCEED 2023 last day to apply for UCEED 2023 (with late fee)

November 18, 2022

Releasing date of UCEED 2023 admit card 

January 2nd week 2023

Last date for rectification if any discrepancies in the admit card

January 2nd week 2023

UCEED 2023 exam date

January 23, 2023

UCEED Draft answer key

January 2023

objection window of Answer key 

January 2023

Releasing of Final answer key UCEED 2023

January last week 2023

Cut-off marks for Part-A

February 2nd week 2023

UCEED 2022 result 

March 2nd week 2023

Scorecard download 

March 2nd week - 2nd week June 2023

BDes admission dates at participating institutes 

March 2nd week -  March last week 2023 

Round 1 UCEED seat allotment

April 2nd week 2023

Round 2 UCEED seat allotment 

May 2nd week 2023

Round 3 UCEED seat allotment  

June 2nd week 2023

Round 1 Supplementary Allotment 

To be announced

Round 2 Supplementary Allotment 

To be announced

UCEED 2023 Exam Centers

TheUCEED exam is conducted across 24 test centres across India and one test centre in Dubai. The exam centres of UCEED are selected while filling theapplication form of the UCEED entrance exam. The applicants have the jurisdiction to shortlist any three exam centers of UCEED as per their preference and liking. The candidates must choose the exam centers wisely so that they may not face any issue on the exam day while reaching the exam center.

Listed are the  UCEED 2023 test cities:

























UCEED Admission Process 2023

The candidates can check the step-wise admission procedure of UCEED 2023.

Step 1: Fill in the UCEED application form

Step 2: Download the admit card when released

Step 3: Appear for the UCEED exam 2023

Step 4: Check the result of UCEED when declared and also the rank list

Step 5: Attend the councelling process of UCEED 2023.

Step 6: Check for Final admission list released by the participating institutes of UCEED 2023.

UCEED Eligibility Criteria 2023

The candidate should  meet the following criteria for getting admission into the  BDes program offered by the participating institutes through UCEED 2023.


Eligibility Criteria

Academic Qualification

  • The candidate must have passed the 10+2 or equivalent exam and scored a minimum of 50% marks in all the subjects from the recognised board in 2022


Must be appearing for the 1st time in the qualifying examination in 2023.

  • The candidates from all streams such as Science, Commerce, and Arts & Humanities are eligible to apply for UCEED 2023.

Age Limit

  • For General/EWL/OBC-NCL the candidate should have been born on or after October 1, 1998.
  • For SC/ST/PwD the candidate must have been born on or after October 1, 1993.


Can attempt the UCEED exam for a maximum of two times but in the  in consecutive years.

UCEED Reservation Criteria 2023

Check the category-wise reservation criteria for the BDes program at participating colleges mentioned in the table below.


Reservation of seats






Horizontal reservation: 5%





UCEED Exam Pattern 2023

The candidates can the complete exam pattern for the UCEED 2023 mentioned below:

  • Duration of the exam: The total duration of the exam will be three hours.
  • Exam Medium: The question paper for UCEED 2023 medium will be in English.
  • Marks: The total marks of the question paper will be 300 marks.
  • Parts: There will be two parts in the  question paper Part A and Part B respectively.
  • Mode of Examination: The exam mode will be in both CBT as well as pen paper mode. Part-A will be conducted online that Computer Based Test mode and Part B will be conducted in offline mode that is pen-paper mode.

UCEED Part A Exam Pattern

The UCEED exam pattern for Part-A can be mentioned below.

Number of Sections


Duration of UCEED 2023 Part A exam

2 Hours 30 Minutes

UCCED Part A total marks


Section 1

Numerical Answer Type (NAT) Questions - 18 Questions (4 Marks Each) - No Negative Mark

Section 2

Multiple Select Questions (MSQ) - 18 Questions (4 Marks Each) - 0.19 Negative Mark for Each Wrong Attempt

Section 3

Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) - 32 Questions (3 Marks Each) - 0.71 Negative Mark for Each Wrong Attempt

UCEED Part B Exam Pattern

The UCEED exam pattern for Part-B is mentioned below .

Number of Questions


Nature of Question

Drawing Skills

Total Marks


Duration of the UCEED Part B

30 Minutes

Mode of Exam

Questions will be displayed on the computer screen, while the answer has to be attempted in the booklet provided by invigilator.

UCEED Admit Card 2023

The admit card of UCEED 2023 is always released before a few days of the exam. In order to access the UCEED 2023 admit card, registered candidates will have to visit the official website at Candidates are required to enter the email ID and password to download the UCEED 2023 admit card.

The admit card of UCEED 2023 includes information like  candidates' application ID, exam schedule, exam roll number and exam centre. Before downloading the UCEED admit card/hall ticket, candidates must check all the details mentioned on the admit card. If any candidate finds any discrepancy, then the same must be immediately reported to the concerned authority before the last date for rectification of errors. The candidate will not be allowed to enter the exam hall without the admit card.

UCEED 2023 Cut-off for Part A

The UCEED 2023 cutoff comprises the minimum qualifying marks to clear the Part A of UCEED. Those who score equal to or more than the specified UCEED 2023 cutoff will be considered for admission to the UG design courses. The various UCEED Participating Institutes also release the opening and closing rank of the exam. The conducting body of UCEED 2023 IIT Bombay will release the part A cutoff marks. The candidates will be shortlisted on the basis of the cut-off criteria.

UCEED 2023 Answer Key and Question Paper

The answer key of UCEED 2023 is always released a few days after the exam is over. Through UCEED 2023 answer Key, the candidates are able to find out the number of questions they have attempted correctly and get a chance to judge their performance before the UCEED 2023 results gets declared. 

Candidates will get a chance to  submit their comments and grievances to the UCEED authorities in case of any doubt(s) or discrepancies regarding the draft UCEED answer key 2023. After scrutinizing the comments and feedback, IIT Bombay will release the UCEED 2023 final answer key which will be binding so candidates can not challenge it further.

UCEED 2023 Participating Institutes

There are variousUCEED 2023 participating colleges all across India where design aspirants can apply for admission. The candidates can check the UCEED 2023 Participating Institutes and Seat Matrix mentioned below.

Participating Institute

BDes program Seat Intake 

IIT Bombay


IIT Delhi


IIT Guwahati


IIT Hyderabad


IIITDM Jabalpur




UCEED Result 2023

The UCEED 2023 result will be declared by the authority tentatively in the month of March 2023. The result will be published in an online mode. The result can be checked on the official website and then the merit list will be declared.

The UCEED Scorecard will be made available  after a few days of declaration of result by the authorities. Candidates must have to enter their login credentials to check the scorecard of UCEED 2023.

General merit list and  category wise merit list will be declared together for all the appearing candidates. The candidates who appeared for the entrance test will be awarded test wise rank as per mark secured in the entrance test.

UCEED 2023 Conducting Body

IIT Bombay is the  conducting body of UCEED 2023. IIT Bombay is the the second-oldest institute of the Indian Institutes of Technology system after IIT Kharagpur. Founded in 1958, the institute is located at Powai, Mumbai. IIT Bombay offers various programmes in the field of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. The institute is responsible for conducting UCEED.

UCEED Contact Details 2023

The candidates can check the contact details of UCEED 2023.


JEE (Advanced), UCEED & CEED Office,

IIT Bombay

Powai, Mumbai – 400 076







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Dear Student,

You are eligible to appear for UCEED. Check the entire UCEED Eligibility Criteria here.

Also, explore how to prepare for UCEEDexam pattern of UCEED, syllabus of UCEED and best books for UCEED.

To practice for the design, exam check out UCEED Previous Year Question Papers and UCEED Sample Papers.

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I passed my 12th in 2020 as I failed in 2019. Am I eligible for uceed 2021?

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Dear Student,

You are required to fulfil the eligibility criteria of UCEED 2021 in order to be eligible for admission. Open or OBC-NCL category candidates must be born on or after October 1, 1996. SC, ST or PwD category candidates date of birth certificate should mention the birth date on or after October 1, 1991. If you satisfy the aforementioned criteria, then you are eligible for UCEED 2021.

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Samiksha Rautela, Student / Alumni

Dear Student,

You can gather the previous year question papers and answer keys of UCEED by clicking on the link below.

UCEED Previous Year Question Papers

You can also go through the UCEED Paper Analysis, UCEED Syllabus and UCEED Exam Pattern.

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FAQs about UCEED

How many other IITs provide admission through UCEED?

IIT Bombay, IIT Guwahati, and IIIT Jabalpur accept UCEED scores and provide admissions through the exam.

Are UCEED scored accepted for admission to other colleges?

Yes, many popular design colleges accept UCEED scores for shortlisting candidates for admission.

For how many years are UCEED scores valid?

The validity of UCEED scores is one year. Candidates will have to appear for the exam in the same year in which they seek admission.

How frequently is UCEED held?

UCEED is an annual entrance examination of design which is conducted once every year.

Is UCEED conducted online?

Yes, UCEED is an online exam conducted in the CBT mode (Computer-Based Test).

Is the schedule for UCEED 2021 out?

Yes, the exam schedule for UCEED 2021 has been released by IIT Bombay. It was declared on September 9, 2020.

Is UCEED held for UG courses only?

Yes, UCEED is conducted for shortlisting candidates for the UG courses of design. For admission to PG courses, the exam of CEED is conducted.

Which courses are offered through UCEED?

UCEED is used for admission of candidates to the undergraduate degree of design. The popular course offered through UCEED is B.Des.

What is the full form of UCEED?

The full form of UCEED is Undergraduate Common Entrance Exam for Design.

Who conducts the exam of UCEED?

UCEED is an institute-level entrance exam which is conducted by the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay.

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