Undergraduate Common Entrance Examination for Design – 2018 (UCEED – 2018)

Undergraduate Common Entrance Examination for Design – 2018 (UCEED – 2018)

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UCEED 2018 Draft Answer Key has been released. Check at http://www.uceed.iitb.ac.in/downloads/UCEED.2018.Draft.Answer.Keys.pdf.


UCEED (Undergraduate Common Entrance Examination for Design) is a national-level entrance exam for Bachelor of Design (B.Des) admissions at IIT Bombay, IIT Guwahati, IIITDM Jabalpur and IIIT Delhi. The exam is conducted by Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay usually in the month of January every year. UCEED is a computer based test meant to assess and analyze the drawing, logical, observation and creative skills of students.

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UCEED 2018 Important Dates

Tentative Dates
Start of UCEED 2018 Online Application forms9th October 2017
Last date of submission of the form12th November 2017 (Extended)
Last Date with Late Fee17th November 2017
Issue of UCEED 2018 Admit Card1st January 2018
UCEED 2018 Examination date20th January 2018
Display of Answer Key27th January 2018
Announcement of UCEED 2018 Results18th February 2018
Downloading of Score Card18th February 2018
Applying for B.Des program8th to 23rd June 2018
Seat allotment (Round 1)2nd July 2018
Seat allotment (Round 2)9th July 2018
Seat allotment (Round 3)14th July 2018

UCEED 2018 Exam Date

Tentatively, UCEED 2018 is going to be held in the 20th January, 2018.

Medium of Examination

The UCEED 2018 will have ENGLISH as its question paper medium.

Type of Examination

UCEED 2018 will be a computer based test (CBT) or ONLINE test.

Participating Institutes

  1. Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay (IIITB).
  2. Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati (IITG).
  3. Indian Institute of Information Technology, Design and Manufacturing, Jabalpur (IIITDMJ).

UCEED 2018 Eligibility


  • Candidates of every nationality (Indian/Foreign) are eligible for UCEED exam.
  • Candidates who are NOT citizens of India at the time of registering for UCEED exam (by birth or naturalization) are treated as foreign nationals. Seats for such candidates will be supernumerary usually mounting to 10% of the total seats available.

UCEED 2018 Age limit

  • For OPEN and OBC category: Applicant should have been born on or after 1st October, 1998.
  • For SC, ST, PwD category: The student should have been born on or after 1st October, 1993.

Qualifying Examination

  • Aspirants must have passed Class 12 or equivalent in the year 2017 or going to appear in 2018.
  • Candidates from all disciplines like Arts, Science, Commerce and Humanities are eligible.

Number of attempts

  • Aspirant can appear for UCEED exam only twice in a lifetime that too consecutively.
  • Remember that, the score of UCEED is valid only for that particular academic year only.

UCEED 2018 Application Form

The application portal for UCEED 2018 is currently closed.

The UCEED 2018 application form will be made available on the official website of UCEED exam in the  9th October 2017 and the last date of form submission will be on 10th November 2017.

Application Fee

For OPEN or OBC: The application fee is Rs.2000 for Male and Third-gender and Rs.1000 for Female.

For SC/ST/PwD: It is Rs. 1,000 for applicants of all genders.

CategoryApplication fee
OPEN/OBCRs. 2,000 + Rs. 360 (GST) = Rs. 2360
SC/ST/PwD/FemaleRs. 1,000 + Rs. 180 (GST) = Rs. 1180

A late fee of Rs. 500 will be charges for registrations done after 10th November 2017.

Documents Required

  • Qualifying examination certificate for those who appeared in 2017. For those who will be appearing in 2018, a certificate from the school principal is required. – PDF Format Only.
  • Recent colored photograph with 70-80% covered with face – JPEG Format.
  • Scanned copy of the candidate’s signature on white paper – JPEG Format.
  • Candidates of OBC-NCL, SC, ST categories should upload their caste/disability certificate – PDF Only.

Registration Instructions

Detailed instructions will follow soon.

UCEED 2018 Admit Card

  • Students can download their admit card from the official website of UCEED 2018 from 1st January 2018.
  • If case of any discrepancies, rectification of admit card can be done before 5th January 2018.

UCEED 2018 Pattern

  • UCEED 2018 will be a 3 hours duration test. It will carry a total of 300 marks.
  • The complete question paper will comprise of 3 sections, each having marking scheme of its own.

Section A: Numerical Answer Type (NAT)

Correct answer in the NAT section of UCEED shall be awarded with 4 marks each. There will be no negative marking in this section.

Section B: Multiple Select Questions

Similar marking scheme as section A.

Section C: Multiple Choice Questions

3 marks will be awarded for every correct answer. However, a deduction of -1 mark will be made for every wrong one.

UCEED 2018 Results

The tentative date of declaration of UCEED 2018 result is in the 18th February 2018.


 % of marks in each Section

Total Minimum Marks
Common Rank List (CRL)10100
OBC – NCL990


Qualified candidates can download the scorecard from 18th February 2018.

UCEED official websitehttp://www.uceed.iitb.ac.in/index.html
IIT-Bombay official websitehttp://www.iitb.ac.in/
Official Notice/Information Brochurehttp://www.uceed.iitb.ac.in/downloads/UCEED.2018.Information.Brochure.pdf
UCEED Admit Cardshttps://uceedapp.iitb.ac.in/UCEED/home.jsp


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