UCEED 2023 - Answer Ker(Released), Application Process, Admit Card, Exam Date, Eligibility, Pattern, Result, and Admission

Last Modified on : 04 Apr 2024

The Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, conducts the Undergraduate Common Entrance Exam for Design (UCEED) for admission to Bachelor of Design (BDes) programs offered at IIT Delhi, IIT Bombay, IIT Hyderabad, IIT Guwahati, and IIITDM Jabalpur. Many institutes accept the UCEED score for admission to BDes courses. However, the Joint Admission Process will be held only for the participating institutes. The exam is conducted at the national level in online and offline modes, where Part-A of the exam is online and Part B is offline. After qualifying for the UCEED exam, candidates are required to apply separately for the BDes admission. Details on eligibility, pattern, syllabus, application process, answer key, result, and admission process for the UCEED 2023 exam are covered in the article here.

Latest Update:

  • The Exam was conducted on 22nd January 2023.
  • UCEED 2023 Notification and Registration started on 30th September 2022.
  • The last date to apply is  21st October 2022.
  • The last date to apply for the late fee is 29th October 2022.

UCEED 2023 Quick Overview

Exam Name

Undergraduate Common Entrance Exam for Design (UCEED)

Exam Conducting Authority

Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay (IIT-B)

Official Website


Exam Frequency

Once a year

Exam Level

National Level

Exam Mode

Online and Offline

Exam Duration

3 hours

Exam Language


Application Mode


Number of Participating Colleges


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UCEED Previous Years Solved Papers

  • IIT JEE Main 2007 - 2018 Solved Papers Download
  • IIT JEE 2007 - 2018 Solved Papers Download

UCEED 2023 Important Dates

The official notification for the UCEED 2023 exam was released on 30th September 2022. Candidates can check the important dates for other exam events here.


Important Dates

Official notification release

30th September 2022

Online registration begins

30th September 2022

Online registration ends (with a regular fee)

21st October 2022

Online registration (with a late fee of ₹ 500)

29th October 2022

Admit card availability

13th January 2023

Last date for rectification of Admit Card discrepancies

17th January 2023 (till 5:00 PM)

UCEED 2023 exam

22nd January 2023 (Sunday)

Timing: 9:00 AM to 12:00 Noon

Release of provisional answer key and candidate’s response sheet

24th January 2023

Last date for raising objections against the provisional answer key

26th January 2023 (till 5:00 PM)

Release of final answer key

30th January 2023

Announcement of cut-off marks

9th February 2023

Result declaration

9th March 2023

Score Cards availability

11th March to 13th June 2023

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Admission Schedule for BDes Course


Important Dates

Submission of online application for BDes course

14th to 31st March 2023

Seat allotment (Round 1)

10th April 2023

Seat allotment (Round 2)

10th May 2023

Seat allotment (Round 3)

10th June 2023

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UCEED 2023 Pattern & Syllabus

Exam Pattern

The UCEED 2023 exam will be held at the allotted exam center. The exam comprises two parts - A and B. Part-A will be computer-based and Part-B will be offline wherein candidates are advised to write the answers on the provided sheets. The total duration of the exam will be three hours. The details are as under:








2 hours 30 minutes

30 minutes


9:00 AM to 11:30 AM

11:30 AM to 12:00 Noon

Number of Questions



Type of Questions

Numerical Answer Type (NAT), Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs), and Multiple Select Questions (MSQs)

Subjective Type Questions

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Distribution of Questions and Marks

UCEED - Part A

Type of Questions

Number of Questions

Maximum Marks per Question

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Partial Marking










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There will be negative marking for MSQ and MCQ type questions. 1 mark will be deducted for each incorrect MSQ and 0.71 marks will be deducted for each incorrect MCQ.

UCEED - Part B


Number of Questions








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Syllabus for UCEED 2023

As per the official notification, the topics given are “exhaustive and indicative of the nature of questions. However, the UCEED 2023 may not cover all the topics.”

Syllabus topics as per the UCEED 2023 official notification are mentioned below.

Part A Topics

Visualization and Spatial Ability: Pictorial and diagrammatic questions to test the understanding of 2D shapes and 3D objects and their spatial relationships and knowledge of practical and everyday mechanical and scientific concepts.

Observation and design sensitivity: Ability to detect concealed properties in ordinary things, people, situations, and events and think critically about them. Applying attention to certain details, analyzing, reasoning, classifying, inferring and predicting. Ability to discern subtle differences in visual properties and aesthetic outcomes.

Environmental and Social Awareness: General awareness of environmental factors such as population, climate, water, pollution, vegetation, weather, natural resources, etc., and their implications on the design of products, images, infrastructure and environment. Awareness of social and cultural connection with the design, history of the designed artifact, and socially responsible and environmentally sustainable design responses. History of art, sculpture and literature.

Analytical and Logical Reasoning: Ability to look at information, be it qualitative or quantitative in nature, and discern patterns within the information. Ability to check for hidden bias or hidden assumptions and whether evidence and argument support conclusions. Ability to weigh opinions, arguments, or solutions against appropriate criteria. Ability to use logic and structured thinking to deduce from a short passage which of a number of statements is the most accurate response to a posed question. Data interpretation, brainteasers, and patterns.

Language and Creativity: Ability to understand and use Standard English. Reading comprehension, knowledge of English grammar. Ability to use visual analogies, metaphors, signs and symbols. Ability to think creatively in terms of alternatives, ability to distinguish innovative options and to think out of the box.

Design Thinking and Problem Solving: Ability to understand complexity, identify problems, generate alternatives, evaluate options and select solutions.

Part B Topics

Drawing: Ability to draw products, people, or scenes in proportion with good line quality, composition, perspective, proportion, and shading.

UCEED 2023 Eligibility

UCEED eligibility criteria are as under:

Age Limit

  • Those belonging to OPEN/ EWS/ OBC-NCL categories must be born on or after 1st October 1998.
  • Those belonging to SC/ ST/ PwD categories must be born on or after 1st October 1993.

Educational Qualification

  • Must have passed class XII or equivalent in all subjects in 2023 OR must be appearing for the final exam in 2023 for the first time. Students from all streams (Science, Commerce, and Arts & Humanities) are eligible.

After Qualifying UCEED

  • After qualifying for the UCEED exam, candidates from the Science stream with Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics as subjects are eligible for admission to IIT Bombay, IIT Hyderabad, IIT Guwahati, and IIITDM Jabalpur.
  • Those from other streams are eligible for admission to IIT Bombay and IIITDM Jabalpur only.

UCEED 2023 Application Process

Applications for UCEED 2023 will be accepted only through the online mode via the official website. The application forms were released on 30th September 2022 and will remain available till 29th October 2022. Candidates must check the eligibility criteria before applying for the exam.

Documents to be Uploaded

The following documents are to be uploaded while filling out the UCEED application form. The format for the certificates is provided in the official notification.

  • Scanned image of the recent colored passport-size photograph in .jpg format. The photograph must be taken within the last six months.
  • Scanned images of the candidate’s signature on white paper in .jpg format.
  • Scanned image of qualifying exam certificate in.pdf format. For those who will be appearing in the qualifying exam in 2023, a certificate from the school principal must be uploaded in .pdf format. The format of the certificate is provided in the official notification.
  • Category certificate (format given in official notification)
  • PwD certificate (format given in official notification)
  • Request letter by PwD category candidate who needs a scribe/ compensatory time
  • Scanned images of supporting documents for change in name (marriage certificate or passport)

Steps for UCEED 2023 Application Submission

  • Visit the official website at http://www.uceed.iitb.ac.in/2023/.
  • Click the ‘Registration’ button on the home page.
  • Now, click the ‘Registration Portal’ button and then click the ‘Register’ button.
  • Provide your email ID and click the ‘Register’ button.
  • After registration, the application number will be generated.
  • Login again using the application number and password.
  • Now, complete the application form with details related to educational qualification, address, exam city choices, etc.
  • Upload the required documents.
  • Make the application fee payment.
  • After successful fee payment, take a print of the confirmation page.

Application Fee

Candidates are required to pay the application fee category-wise as under:


Registration Fee


Indian National

All Women candidates

₹ 1750


₹ 1750

All other candidates

₹ 3500

Foreign Nationals (including PIO/ OCI)

Candidates from SAARC countries

US$ 350

Candidates from non-SAARC countries

US$ 450

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The fee amount does not include service charges, processing fees, or other bank charges. The fee is to be paid using a Debit card/ Credit card/ Net banking. Please note that the application fee amount is non-refundable and non-transferable.

UCEED 2023 Other Details

UCEED 2023 - Examination of Cities

UCEED 2023 exam will be conducted in the following cities:

























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Candidates are required to select three cities of their choice while filling out the application form.

UCEED 2023 Admit Card

  • The UCEED admit card will be available on the official website from 13th January 2023 onwards.
  • UCEED 2023 admit card will be issued only to those who have successfully submitted their application forms.
  • Candidates can download the admit card from the official website using their login credentials.
  • The admit card will have details such as the candidate’s name, registration ID, roll number, date of birth, category, photograph, signature, exam schedule, exam center details, and instructions.
  • No candidate will be allowed to appear for the exam without the admit card.

UCEED 2023 Answer Key

  • The provisional answer key for UCEED 2023 will be released on 24th January 2023.
  • Candidates can submit their objections (if any) against the answer key by 26th January 2023.
  • The objections will be considered by the UCI committee, and the final answer key will be released thereafter.

UCEED 2023 Result

  • UCEED 2023 results will be released on 10th March on the official website.
  • Candidates can download the scorecards from 14th March onwards using their login details.
  • No hard copy of the scorecard will be sent by post to any candidate.
  • Shortlisted candidates will also get a merit rank.
  • The rank list will be prepared based on the total marks obtained by the candidate in UCEED 2023.

UCEED Frequently Asked Questions



Compensatory time of 20 minutes per hour in Part-A and 10 minutes in Part-B will be given.

The maximum limit to appear for the exam is two times (in consecutive years).

The score will remain valid only for the current academic year i.e., 2023-24.