Undergraduate Common Entrance Exam for Design (UCEED) 2022 Notification Released
Notification Date: 2021-09-01
Last Updated on: 2021-09-04
Admissions to the Bachelor of Design (BDes) programmes at IIT Bombay, IIT Delhi, IIT Guwahati, IIT Hyderabad, and IIITDM Jabalpur are done through the Undergraduate Common Entrance Exam for Design (UCEED).
Criterion 1 - Age limit:
The candidate should have been born on or after October 1, 1997 if belonging to the OPEN/ EWS/ OBC-NCL category and born on or after October 1, 1992 if belonging to the SC, ST or PwD category.
Criterion 2 - Number of attempts:
A candidate can attempt UCEED for a maximum of two times and that too in consecutive years. Note that UCEED score is valid for one year, and only for admissions in the same corresponding academic year.
Criterion 3 - Qualifying examination:
The candidate should have passed in all subjects in the qualifying examination (Class XII or equivalent) in 2021, OR should be appearing for the qualifying examination for the first time in 2022 in order to be eligible for attempting UCEED 2022. Students from ALL STREAMS (Science, Commerce, and Arts & Humanities) are eligible.
Those who appeared for the first time in their qualifying examination (Class XII) in 2020 or earlier are NOT eligible.
Final examination of the 10+2 system, conducted by a Central or State Board recognized by the Association of Indian Universities.
Intermediate or two-year Pre-University examination conducted by a Board or University recognized by the Association of Indian Universities (www.aiu.ac.in).
Final examination of the two-year course of the Joint Services Wing of the National Defence Academy.
Senior Secondary School Examination conducted by the National Institute of Open Schooling with a minimum of five subjects.
Any Public School, Board or University examination in India or in a foreign country recognized as equivalent to the 10+2 system by the Association of Indian Universities (AIU).
H.S.C. vocational examination.
A diploma recognized by the All India Council for Technical Education (www.aicteindia.org) or a State Board of Technical Education of at least THREE years duration.
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 have completed Class XII (or equivalent) examination outside India or from a Board not specified above should produce a certificate from the Association of Indian Universities to the effect that the examination they have passed is equivalent to the Class XII examination.
In case the Class XII examination is not a public examination, the candidate must have already passed at least one public (Board or Pre-University) examination before appearing for UCEED.
Criterion 3 - Qualifying examination for B.Des:
The candidate should have passed in all five subjects in the qualifying examination (Class XII or equivalent) in 2021 or 2022. Those who appeared for the first time in their qualifying examination in 2020 or earlier are NOT eligible.
Candidates from the Science Stream with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics as subjects are eligible to apply to all the five participating institutes. Candidates from any other stream (Science without Mathematics or Physics or Chemistry, Commerce, and Arts & Humanities) are eligible to apply to IIT Bombay, IIT Delhi and IIT Hyderabad. For admission to BDes at IIITDM Jabalpur, only students with Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics/Biology at 10+2 can apply. Students from Arts or Humanities at 10+2 are not eligible to apply for B.Des admissions at IIITDM Jabalpur.
The candidates appearing for their qualifying examination (Class XII or equivalent) in 2022 should ensure that, (a) all parts of their final examination are completed by the date of application for admission, and (b) proof of having passed the qualifying examination with required eligibility is submitted by September 30, 2022 to the admitting institute.
ualifying Examination Board awards only letter grades without providing information on the passing grade on the grade sheet, the candidate should obtain a certificate from the Board specifying the passing grade and upload it along with the grade sheet. In case such a certificate is not provided, the decision taken by the UCI Committee will be final.
The criteria, as specified above, is applicable "in toto" to all the applicants including foreign nationals. Applications from foreign nationals including OCI/PIO card holders are considered under the OPEN category and they are outside the ambit of reservation of seats under the EWS, OBC-NCL, SC, ST and PwD categories. Seats allotted to foreign nationals including OCI/PIO card holders are supernumerary with a cap of 10% of total seats in a programme.
Mode of Application: Online
Female Candidates (all categories)
SC, ST, PwD Candidates
All Other Candidates
Foreign Nationals (including PIO/ OCI)
Candidates from SAARC countries
US $ 350
Candidates from Non-SAARC countries
US $ 450
B.Des admission application counselling processing fee for applicants of all categories and genders is Rs. 2000/- (Rupees Two Thousand only)
UCEED is a test centre-based examination and has two parts: Part-A is computer-based and Part-B contains question related to sketching that needs to be attempted on the provided sheet. It is compulsory for the candidates to attempt both the parts in the given time.
The total time for the examination (that includes both Part-A and Part-B) is THREE hours.
The question paper will carry a total of 300 marks.
Part-A: (Total marks: 240; Maximum time: 2 hours 30 minutes) This part will be administered through a computer-based test. This part will consist of three sections.
Part-A (2 hours 30 mins)
Type of questions
No. of Questions
Marks for correct answer
Total marks for the section
Numerical Answer Type (NAT)
Multiple Select Question (MSQ)
Multiple Choice Question (MCQ)
Part-B (Total marks: 60; Maximum time: 30 minutes)
Part-B consists of ONE question that is aimed at testing the candidate's drawing skills, which will require subjective evaluation. The question in Part-B will be displayed on the computer screen and the answer has to be written/drawn in the answer book provided by the invigilator only. In case of PwD candidates availing the use of a scribe, assistance in attempting Part-B is not permitted, as the question is aimed to evaluate the candidate's drawing skill.
Part-B (30 mins)
Type of questions
No. of Questions
Online Registration starts on
September 9, 2021
Last date for Online Registration with regular fee
Oct 10, 2021
Last date for Online Registration with late fee
Oct 17, 2021
Start date for Admit Card downloading
Jan 8, 2022 onwards
Last date for rectification of discrepancies in Admit card
Jan 14, 2022, 05:00pm
Jan 23, 2022 (Sunday) 09:00 am to 12:00 noon
Release of Draft Answer Key
Jan 25, 2022
Last date for uploading comments (if any) on the Draft Answer Key in the candidate's portal
Jan 27, 2022, 05:00pm
Release of Final Answer Key
Jan 31, 2022
Announcement of cut-off marks for Part-A
Feb 10, 2022
Declaration of results
Mar 10, 2022
Start date for Score Card downloading
Mar 14, 2022
Application Process for BDes Programme
Submission of Online Application for BDes Programme
Mar 14, 2022
Last Date of Submission of Online Application for BDes Programme
Mar 31, 2022
Last date for Score Card downloading
Jun 14, 2022
Seat allotment round 1
Apr 10, 2022
Seat allotment round 2
May 10, 2022
Seat allotment round 3
Jun 10, 2022
Note: The dates for the seat allotment rounds are tentative. The change in date(s) (if any) will be posted on the this website. Candidates are advised to visit the website from time to time.
For complete information about Undergraduate Common Entrance Exam for Design (UCEED) 2022 Notification and for Register online, Visit http://www.uceed.iitb.ac.in/2022/
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