IIT UCEED, CEED design Examination

iit uceed ceed design exam preparation


Undergraduate Common Entrance Examination for Design (UCEED) is an entrance examination conducted by Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay.

It is a joint entrance examination for admission into Bachelor of Design programs in IIT-Bombay, IIT-Guwahati, IIT-Hyderabad and IITDM-Jabalpur.

CEED exam is after graduation, its pattern is same as UCEED.     Online Classes

Bachelor of Design (B.Des.) at IIT UCEED exam has following IIT campuses

  1. IIT-Mumbai
  2. IIT-Guwahati
  3. IIT-Hyderabad
  4. IIITDM Jabalpur


No. of Candidates who Appeared for UCEED 2020 : 12,414
Number of Candidates who Qualified : 2930


Dates for  exam

Event Date
Online registration starts October 9, 2019
Written examination date Jan 18, 2020
Result of exam March 13, 2020
Seat allotment rounds July 4, 11, 15, 2020



Age criteria

The candidate should have been born on or after October 1, 1995 if belonging to the OPEN/EWS/OBC-NCL category and on or after October 1, 1990, if belonging to the SC, ST, or PwD category

Number of attempts for IIT UCEED exam:
A candidate can attempt UCEED for a maximum of two times and that too in consecutive years. The marks for 2020 will be valid only for admissions of 2020.

Qualifying Exam:

  • The candidate should have passed the qualifying examination (Class XII or equivalent) in 2019, OR appearing in 2020.
  • Students from ALL STREAMS (Science, Commerce, and Arts & Humanities) are eligible.
  • Those who appeared for the first time in their qualifying examination in 2018 or earlier are NOT eligible.


IIT UCEED 2020 Exam Pattern:

Event Details
Question Paper Duration 3 Hours
Total Marks 300
Q. Paper Parts A (Aptitude) and B (Drawing)
UCEED Part A 240 Marks, 2 hour 30 minutes
UCEED Part B 60 Marks, 30 minutes
Part A Computer based
NAT (Numerical Answer Type) 18 Qs (4 marks each = 72; no negative marks). No Choices.
MSQ (Multiple Select Ques.) 18 Q (4 marks each = 72; 0.19 negative marks = -3.42 for all wrong), one or more out of 4 choices
MCQ (Multiple Choice Ques.) 32 Qs (3 marks each = 96; 0.71 negative marks = -30.72 for all wrong), 1 out of 4 choices
Part B Drawing skill, Subject on computer, draw on paper, part B starts only after 2 hour 30 minutes of part A.


UCEED Part B 2020 Q

Make pencil sketches only
• Do not use colours

  1. All these years  UCEED checked the mental ability of student towards problem solving.
  2. But from 2020 drawing was introduced in UCEED, the purpose of introducing drawing indicates maturing of  program, besides mental ability, visualization is needed for product designers.
  3. Drawing has been introduced to provide this element as it is thinking and drawing.
  4. In part B (drawing question) has to be attempted by candidates in the answer sheet provided to them at their test centre.
  5. The questions are displayed on computer screen.



Part A

  • Spatial Reasoning: Transformation of 2D / 3D Objects
  • Observational questions: Find out difference for given criteria
  • General and Cultural Awareness
  • Analytical and logical reasoning: Hidden objects, relationships, logic
  • Reading Comprehension and Passages
  • Problem Solving

Part B

  • Ability to draw products, people or scenes in proportion with good line quality,
  • composition, design, proportion, perspective and shading.
  • Drawing skills in UCEED exams are elementary and are basically used to test a person’s visualization skills rather than drawing.


UCEED Cut off Marks:

We see there is a section wise cut-off also, hence scoring in each section is needed.

Source : IIT UCEED website


 Seats Available for Academic Year 2020-2021

Source : IIT UCEED 2020 brochure

PWD: Persons with Disabilities
NCL: Non creamy layer
EWS: Economically weaker Sections.



No. of Candidates who Appeared for UCEED 2020 : 12,414
Number of Candidates who Qualified : 2930
Seats in total in UCEED: 144
No. of seats for open category: 58 (40.3%)


After UCEED, B.Des course Fee:

IIT-Mumbai: 2,40, 000 for 2 semesters

IIT-Guwahati: Rs. 2,72,000 for 2 Semester

IIT-IIT-Hyderabad: Rs. 2,55,000 for 2 semesters

IIITDM Jabalpur: 1,40,000 for 2 semesters


Result Sharing Institutes (As per UCEED 2020)

Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology, Bengaluru
Lovely Professional University, Phagwara, Punjab
ICAT Design and Media College, Chennai
World University of Design, Sonepat, Haryana
CEPT University, Ahmedabad, Gujarat
Central Institute of Technology, Kokrajhar, Bodoland
Chitkara University, Punjab
Delhi Technological University, Delhi
Vishwakarma University, Pune
Anant National University, Ahmedabad
U. P. Institute of Design, Noida
Auro University, Surat
MIT-WPU School of Design, Pune
VIT School of Design (V-SIGN), VIT, Vellore
School of Architecture & Interior Design
SRM Institute of Science & Technology, Kattankulathur, Chennai

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