UCEED 2023 Entrance Exam Pattern & Prepration Strategy | UCEED Coaching Ignite India Education

UCEED – The undergraduate common entrance exam for design ( UCEED) is an annual entrance exam conducted by IIT BOMBAY for those candidates who are interested in the design programs offered by IIT- Guwahati, Jabalpur, Bombay, and Hyderabad. Apart from IIT, additionally, 22 more institutions accept UCEED scores for admission in their B.Des program. Candidates should be aware that simply appearing in UCEED or being on the rank list does not guarantee or grant automatic admission to the participating institutes’ BDes programs. Brochure distributed as part of the joint seat allocation process. The UCI Committee’s decision will be final and binding on all applicants in all aspects involving UCEED 2021, and/or the interpretation of the requirements on any matter not mentioned in this Information Brochure. Although UCEED is held at many locations around the country, the Organizing Institute, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, is in charge of the entire process. It is now made abundantly clear that the High Court of Bombay alone shall have exclusive jurisdiction to entertain and decide any claims or disputes arising in relation to UCEED.

UCEED is a three-hour examination that is usually held in January of each year. Admission to BDes programs is not guaranteed by simply taking the UCEED exam or placing in the UCEED rank list. Candidates who qualify for UCEED must apply for admission independently, following the IIT Bombay protocol. Admission to BDes is based on academic merit in each area. The merit list is compiled based on candidates’ performance on the written entrance exam.

UCEED 2023 Eligibility Criteria

  • Candidate belonging to the General or OBC-NCL category should have been born on or after October 1, 1995
  • Should be born on or before October 1, 1990, if belonging to the SC, ST, and PwD categories.
  • A candidate can only apply for UCEED for two consecutive years.
  • Must have passed 10+2 and has the all the official documents.

Registration Details of UCEED Entrance Exam

  • Registration for UCEED is completely online and can be done on UCEED’s online portal http://uceed.iitb.ac.in.
  • Applicants must satisfy all of the above-mentioned eligibility criteria and the application cannot be withdrawn after registration is completed.
  • The registration fees are Rs.2000 for all General/OCC-NCL male candidates and Rs.1000 for all SC/ST/PWD male candidates. Irrespective of the category, all-female candidates must pay Rs.1000 as registration fees.
Documents Required for UCEED Registration
  • A color photograph of the candidate with a clear full frontal view of the face.
  • Class X certificate if the birth certificate is mentioned in it or birth certificate.
  • Class XII certificate
  • Scanned copies of the candidate’s full signature and left thumb impression.
  • Concerned category documents for those belonging to SC, ST, PwD, and other reserved categories.

UCEED 2023 Admit Card

  • A candidate whose registration is complete in all aspects will be able to download the admit card for UCEED from the registration portal (www.uceed.iitb.ac.in) from the date specified below.
  • The admit card will bear the following details of the candidate: Name, UCEED registration ID, Roll Number for UCEED, photograph, signature, examination schedule, examination center details, and instructions to candidates.
  • Candidates should carefully examine ALL the entries in the admit card and in case of any discrepancy, contact the UCEED Office at IIT Bombay BEFORE the below-mentioned date via the designated email address (uceed@iitb.ac.in).
  • In case the admit card is not available for downloading, the candidate should contact the UCEED Office at IIT Bombay immediately via email or phone (See CONTACT).
  • A printed copy of the downloaded admit card MUST be produced at the time of examination.
Schedule for UCEED Examination 2023

UCEED is a two-part test that takes place in a test center: Part-A is computer-based, while Part-B has sketching-related questions that must be completed on the given sheet. Candidates are required to complete both parts within the time limit.

Cities where UCEED 2023 Entrance Exam is to be held
  •  Ahmedabad
  •  Bengaluru
  •  Bhopal
  •  Bhubaneswar 
  •  Chandigarh
  •  Chennai
  •  Dehradun
  •  Delhi
  •  Ernakulam
  •  Panaji
  •  Guwahati
  •  Hyderabad
  •  Jaipur
  •  Lucknow
  •  Kolkata
  •  Kozhikode
  •  Mumbai
  •  Nagpur
  •  Patna
  •  Pune
  •  Raipur
  •  Thiruvananthapuram
  •  Thrissur 
  •  Visakhapatnam. –

If a sufficient number of candidates are not available in a listed city, then that city may be dropped from the final list, and those candidates will be allotted a center in the city of either their second choice or third choice. Additionally, because of operational contingencies, the UCI Committee reserves the right to add a new city/town or remove an existing one and allot a city/town that may not be among any of the choices of a candidate.

  • International center at Dubai
    • Candidates who choose the Dubai centre must also select two more cities from the list of 24 Indian cities, in order of preference, during the online application process for UCEED.
  • If there are fewer than 25 candidates enrolled, the Dubai centre may be removed from the final list, and those candidates will be assigned to one of the two Indian locations of their choice, in order of preference.
  • Furthermore, even if there are more than 25 candidates, the UCI Committee reserves the right to cancel the international center in Dubai due to operational complications.

UCEED 2023 Examination Pattern

  • Undergraduate Common Entrance Exam for Design (UCEED) is a computer-based test
  • Comprises a total of 100 questions, accounting for a total of 300 marks.
  • The examination duration is for a total duration of three hours and the medium of instruction is English.
  • The question paper consists of Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ), Multiple Selection Questions (MSQ), and numerical answer-type questions. Negative marking is included.
  • All the questions are based following six design-related topics
    • Visualization and Spatial Ability
    • Observation and Design Sensitivity
    • Environmental and Social Awareness
    • Analytical and Logical Reasoning
    • Language and Creativity
    • Design Thinking and Problem Solving
Tie-breaking criteria

If two or more candidates have the same score, the following technique will be used to break the tie:

  • A candidate with a higher section B score will be given a higher rank.
  • If a tie remains, the applicant with the higher score in section A will be chosen.

If the above two methods still result in a tie, both applicants will be given the same rank.

UCEED 2023 Counselling

There is no centralized counseling procedure in UCEED. It does, however, have two parts for entrance. Part 1 is dedicated to the UCEED admission exam, while Part 2 is dedicated to the joint seat allocation for the B.Design program at the enrolled institutes.
Candidates must apply for admission to all of the indicated colleges after passing the UCEED entrance exams. Candidates must fill out a standard application form available on the UCEED Commission website once they have applied to the designated institutes. Candidates can next fill out the application form with their personal preferences for colleges.

Day of UCEED Examination 2023
  • A printed copy of the admit card must be carried
  • The candidate must verify and report at the correct examination center
  • Only valid admit cards will be accepted for examination
  • Impersonation and/or the use of any unfair means in the examination is a serious offense that will result in the candidate’s instant disqualification from UCEED as well as criminal charges.
  • Any electronic device (cell phones, smartphones, digital/smart watches, calculators, tablets, etc. ), abacus, slide rule, logbooks, study material of any kind, geometry box, etc. will not be permitted in the test hall. If there are any other items, a list of prohibited items will be posted on the website before the exam.
  • The candidate must remain in the examination hall at all times
  • Keep checking the website for more information and important updates

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UCEED 2023 Cutoffs

The UCEED 2023  Cutoff is announced by the exam’s participating institutes. The cutoff for UCEED is different for each category. To be eligible for UCEED, candidates must achieve the minimum qualifying marks. Admission to the UG design courses will be granted to those who score at or above the stated UCEED cutoff.]
The opening and closing ranks for the various UCEED participating institutes are expected to differ. Individual institutes generate cutoff lists to identify qualified students for the B.Des program. The cutoff list will be used to determine admission to the courses offered by UCEED Participating Colleges.
Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Guwahati, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Hyderabad, and Indian Institute of Information Technology, Design and Manufacturing, Jabalpur are among the colleges that are participating (IIITDMJ). These universities will publish UCEED Cut-offs for the B.Des program by category, which will differ from one another.

UCEED 2023 Exam Reservation Policy
  • Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) – 10% of seats.
  • Scheduled Caste (SC) – 15% of seats in the course. 
  • Scheduled Tribe (ST) – 7.5% of seats in the course.
  • PwD candidates – 5% reservations for PwD candidates, which will be horizontal. 
  • Candidates belonging to the OBC-NCL, SC, ST, and PwD categories will be declared as qualified on the basis of a relaxed criterion
  • Candidates belonging to the creamy layer of OBC are NOT entitled for reservation. Such candidates are treated as belonging to the Open (i.e., unreserved) category.

BDes: Key Highlights - UCEED EXAM 2023

  • BDes Syllabus: Physical Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry. etc.
  • Average Fees: INR 2-4 Lakhs
  • BDes Salary in India: INR 3-6 LPA
  • BDes Jobs: Design Director, Fashion Director, Textile and Surface Developer, Apparel designer, Fashion Designer, Entrepreneur, Stylist, Quality Controller for Fabric and Apparel, Art Director, Set Director, Fashion Photographer, Brand Manager, Graphic Designer, etc.
  • Top Recruiters: Tata Elxsi, Amazon, Myntra, ZARA, H&M, Raymond Company, Universal Designovation Lab, Design Directions, Unlike Design Co., Various Export and Buying Houses,
  • Many Retail and consumer Brands, etc.
  • BDes Scope in India: MDes/ MBA

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