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UCEED 2018 - B.Design Admission at IIT Bombay, Guwahati and Jabalpur

Last Date to Apply

Without Late Fee: 10 November 2017

With Late Fee: 11 to 17 November 2017

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About UCEED 2018

UCEED 2018 – Undergraduate Common Entrance Examination for Design 2018 will be conducted by Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay under the guidance of the UCEED Admissions Committee 2018. It was for the first time in the year 2015 that IIT Bombay has introduced a Bachelor of Design programme. This is the 4th year of admission to IIT Bombay's B.Design programme through UCEED 2018.

UCEED 2018 will be conducted for the admission into 4 years Bachelor of Design (B. Des.) programme in any of the given below institutes:

  • Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IITB)
  • Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati (IITG)
  • Indian Institute of Information Technology Design and Manufacturing Jabalpur (IIITDMJ)

Latest Update- UCEED Result is declared on 21 Feb 2018. Check Here - UCEED Result 2018

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UCEED 2018 Dates

Event Dates
UCEED Online Registration Begins 9 October 2017
UCEED Online Registration Ends 10 November 2017
UCEED last date to submit with late fee 11 to 17 November 2017
UCEED Admit Card 2018 25 December 1 January 2018
The last date for rectification of discrepancies
in the admit card
5 January 2018
UCEED 2018 20 January 2018 (10:00 AM to 01:00 PM)
Release of UCEED Answer Key + Question Paper 27 January 2018
Last date for sending Comments about Answer Key 31 January 2018
UCEED Result 

18 February 2018

21 February 2018

UCEED Score Card downloading Begins 21 February 2018
Online application filling for B. Des. programme 8 to 23 June 2018
Round 1 Seat Allotment 2 July 2018
Round 2 Seat Allotment 9 July 2018
Round 3 Seat Allotment 14 July 2018


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UCEED 2018 - Seat Distribution

There will be 105 seats subdivided on the basis of the percentage of reservation in IITB, IITG and IITDMJ. Check the total number of seats in B.Des courses in each of the College below:

Open 14 22 15 51
Open-PwD 1 1 0 2
OBC-NCL 8 12 8 28
OBC-NCL-PwD 0 0 0 0
SC 5 6 4 15
SC-PwD 0 1 1 2
ST 1 3 2 6
ST-PwD 1 0 0 0
Total 30 45 30 105

Other Institutes accepting UCEED 2018 Score

Last year qualified candidates were admitted to the B. Des programmes at IIT Bombay and IIITDM Jabalpur. Moreover, few more institutes will also admit students to their B. Des programmes through UCEED and they are:

  • UPES University: UCEED Merit is also used by UPES University for admission into  Bachelors of Design (B. Des) Programme.
  • IIT Guwahati will accept admission for B.Design course based on UCEED 2018 score and students need not appear in JEE Main for that.

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UCEED 2018 Eligibility criteria

A candidate, including a foreign national, must fulfil each and every one of the following three criteria to appear in UCEED 2018.

  • Age Limit: Candidate should have been born on or after 1 October 1998, however, relaxation of 5 years is given to the students belonging to SC, ST or PwD category i.e. 1 October 1993.
  • Academic Qualification: Indian/ Foreign candidates applying for UCEED should have passed their Class 12 or equivalent examination in 2017 OR will appear in 2018. Students from any stream that is commerce, arts, science can apply for the course.

UCEED Number of attempts: Any candidate is eligible for only two consecutive attempts of the UCEED Exam. UCEED score is valid for one year, and only for admissions in the corresponding academic year.

UCEED 2018 Application form and Admit Card

Candidates are required to fill the UCEED Application Form online for the undergraduate course accessible to all the candidates until 10 November 2017. The entire process of making an application for admission in various courses during the academic session 2018-19 is ONLINE. Applicants will have to follow the basic steps and the link given below to apply online.

Guide to Three Step Online Application procedure

STEP 1: Registration

STEP 2: Fill the Online Application form

STEP 3: Paying the Application Fee

UCEED Application Form 2018

UCEED Admit Card 2018

Only eligible candidates for UCEED 2018 will be able to download the UCEED Admit Card 2018, whose application is complete in all aspects. UCEED Admit Card 2018 will be issued and available online from 1 Jan 2018, after 5:00 PM. Applicants can download their hall ticket/ admit card from the link given below.

UCEED Admit Card - Download Here

UCEED 2018 Fees

UCEED application fees are different as per the category. The candidates belonging to the respective categories must pay their application fee accordingly. The fee has to be paid through online mode only that is Credit Card/ Debit Card/ Net Banking.

UCEED 2018 Application Fees





 Rs. 2000 + Rs. 360 (18% GST) Rs.1000  + Rs. 180 (18% GST)


 Rs.1000 +  Rs. 180 (18% GST)

If an applicant has applied after the due date i.e. 10 November 2017, he/she will have to submit their application along with the additional late fee of Rs.500 (plus GST) before the final due date i.e. 17 November 2017.

IIT Bombay B.Design Fee Structure

Annual fee structure at the different IITs will be disclosed soon before the date of admissions but candidates can take the idea from the previous year fee structure of the B.Desing course.

IIT Bombay Fee Structure

Particular Fee in Rs
Fee per Semester Rs 1,14,750
Total Course Fee Rs 9,18,000

IIT Bombay Fee Structure

IIT Bombay B Design Fee Structure

UCEED 2018 Result and Counselling

The performance of the candidate in UCEED 2018 will make them eligible for admission to the B.Des Program in the accepting institutes as well as IITs. The candidates are suggested to prepare for the UCEED through the previous year question papers. The link to get the UCEED Question Paper and the Answer Key is given below.

UCEED Sample Paper and Answer Key

  • UCEED Question Paper and Answer Key will be uploaded on the UCEED 2018 online portal after the exam.
  • In the case of any discrepancy, same shall be addressed to uceed@iitb.ac.in, on or before last week of January 2018.

Download UCEED Question Papers

Download UCEED Answer Keys

UCEED Result & Rank Lists

  • UCEED 2018 Results will be declared on 21 February 2018.
  • Rank lists will be prepared based on the total marks in UCEED 2018.
  • No separate category-wise rank lists will be prepared. However, cut-off marks for each category will be mentioned in the rank list.

Minimum prescribed marks for inclusion in the UCEED rank list

Category Minimum % of marks in each Section Minimum Total Marks
General 10 100
OBC 9 90
SC 5 50
S 5 50
PwD rank list 5 50


Students admitted to the B. Des programme will not be eligible for branch change to any other undergraduate programmes offered by IIT Bombay at any time during the entire duration of the programme.

UCEED 2018 Exam pattern

  • Duration of Exam: 3 hours
  • Mode of Exam: Computer-based Test.
  • Medium of Exam: English
  • Total Marks: 300 marks
  • UCEED Question Paper will consist of 3 sections.
  • The paper will be held in two sessions: 
    • Session 1: 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
    • Session 2: 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM (if any) This session will be conducted only if there is some technical problem in session one. This will be reserve session only for the candidates of the affected centres.
  • No. of Sections: The question paper will consist of 3 section.
  • The question paper will contain a total of 80 questions distributed among the 6 topics provided in the syllabus.
  • Marking Schemes:  All 3 sections will have different marking scheme.

Marks Distribution in UCEED 2018




No. of Questions

Section A

Numerical Answer Type (NAT)

  • No choices will be shown for these questions
  • Correct Answer: 4 marks
  • There is NO NEGATIVE marking in this section


Section B

Multiple Select Questions (MSQ)

Each MSQ has ONE OR MORE correct answer(s) out of the four given choices.

  • The candidate gets 4 marks only if ALL the correct choices and NO wrong choices are selected
  • There is NO NEGATIVE or PARTIAL marks for this section.


Section C

Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ)

  • MCQ has four choices out of which ONLY ONE is the correct answer
  • There is NEGATIVE marking for this section
  • Correct Answer: 3 marks
  • Wrong Answer: -1mark 


UCEED Syllabus 2018

The Questions in the Exam will be asked on the following topics

Visualisation and Spatial Ability
Pictorial and diagrammatic questions to test, understanding of transformation and/or manipulation of 2D shapes and 3D objects and their spatial relationships, 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 thinking critically about them. Applying attention to certain details, analysing, 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 climate, population, water, vegetation, pollution, 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 artefact, 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 weigh opinions, arguments or solutions against appropriate criteria. Ability to check for hidden bias or hidden assumptions and whether evidence and argument support conclusions. 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 such as sentence structure and usage, the use of tenses, verb patterns, articles, and active and passive constructions etc., and vocabulary skills. Ability to think creatively in terms of alternatives, ability to distinguish innovative options and think out of the box

Design Thinking and Problem-Solving
Ability to use visual analogies, metaphors, signs and symbols. Ability to understand complexity, identify the problem, generate alternatives, evaluate options and select solutions.

UCEED 2018 Important details

UCEED 2018 will be conducted in the below mentioned 20 cities in India. Candidates should compulsorily choose 3 cities of their choice, in the order of preference, at the time of online registration.

UCEED Test Cities

Ahmedabad  Delhi Kolkata Pune
Bengaluru Guwahati Vishakhapatnam Raipur
Bhubaneswar Hyderabad Mumbai Thiruvananthapuram
Chandigarh Jaipur Nagpur Thrissur
Chennai Lucknow Patna Bhopal


UCEED Participating and Result Sharing Institutes

Total 3 institutes are participating in the Undergraduate Common Entrance Examination for Design (UCEED) 2018: Whereas, there are total 6 institutes who share UCEED result.

Participating Institutes

  • Indian Institute of Technology Bombay
  • Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati
  • Indian Institute of Information Technology, Design and Manufacturing, Jabalpur

Result Sharing Institutes

UCEED Brochure 2018 - Download Here

UCEED 2018 Contact

Chairman UCEED 2018
JEE Office
Indian Institute of Technology 
Bombay Powai, Mumbai 400076

Phone: +91-22-2576-4063 (Mon to Fri 09:30 to 17:30) 
Fax: +91-22-2572-0305 
E-mail: uceed@iitb.ac.in