UCEED 2020 Eligibility Criteria

Sakunth Kumar Updated On: 20 Jan, 2020 11:05 IST

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UCEED 2020 Eligibility Criteria

UCEED 2020 eligibility criteria are prescribed by the exam conducting authority, IIT Bombay, for the candidates who apply for the entrance exam. The eligibility norms of UCEED 2020 included requirements related to age, educational qualification, and qualifying marks of the candidates in their final exams and other information relevant for applying for the exam. Candidates must ensure that they carefully check the UCEED eligibility criteria before filling the UCEED application form.

According to the updated UCEED eligibility criteria, there was a cap on the number of attempts which the candidates could take to appear in UCEED entrance exam. As per the UCEED 2020 eligibility criteria, candidates had to ensure that they had passed any one of the qualifying exams which are listed below on this page. To know more about the eligibility criteria for UEED 2020, read the following information:

Detailed UCEED 2020 Eligibility Criteria


  • Both Indians and foreign nationals can appear for UCEED 2020.

  • Candidates who are not citizens of India (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 2020, they will be considered as foreign nationals. 

Age Criteria:

  • If the candidate belongs to the Open or OBC-NCL category then they must be born on or after October 1, 1995. Whereas, if the candidate belongs to SC, ST or PwD category then their date of birth certificate should mention the birth date on or after October 1, 1990.

Number of Attempts:

  • A candidate can attempt for UCEED entrance for a maximum of two consecutive years. It should be noted that the score of the UCEED examination will be valid only for the admission of that corresponding year.

Qualifying Exam:

  • Candidates should have completed their 10+2 examination in 2019 or should be appearing for the same in 2020.
  • Those who took their qualifying examination for the first time in 2018 or earlier will not be considered eligible.

Stream of  Qualifying Exam:

  • Candidates from all the streams (including Science, Commerce, and Arts & Humanities) can apply.

Board of Qualifying Exam:

  • Candidates should have passed their 10+2 examination from a recognized board or university.

Year of passing Qualifying Exam:

  • Those who took their qualifying examination in 2018 or 2019 are eligible to apply.

Note: In case a candidate is found to have furnished wrong information, the Admitting Institute has the authority to cancel the admission, at any time.

List of Qualifying Examination for UCEED 2020 Examination

Indian Nationals:

  • The final examination of the 10+2 system organised by a recognised Central or State Board recognised by the Association of Indian Universities (AIU).

  • The Final examination of the two-year course of the Joint Services Wing of the National Defence Academy.

  • Senior Secondary School Examination organised by the National Institute of Open Schooling with a minimum of 5 subjects.

  • Intermediate or two-year Pre-University examination organised by a recognised Board or University by the Association of Indian Universities(AIU).

  • H.S.C. vocational examination.

  • A Diploma recognised by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) or a State Board of Technical Education of at least 3 years duration

Foreign Nationals:

  • Any Public School, Board or University examination in India or in a foreign country recognised as equivalent to the 10+2 system by the Association of Indian Universities (AIU).

  • 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 passed their 10+2 (or equivalent) exam from abroad or from a Board not specified above mentioned list. Such candidates will have to provide with a certificate from the Association of Indian Universities to the effect that the examination they have passed is equivalent to the Class 12 examination.

  • In case the 10+2 exam is not a public exam, then the candidate will have to clear at least one public (Board or Pre-University) exam earlier.

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