UCEED 2021

Exam Date


Application Date

2020-09-09 to 2020-11-10

Result Date

Exam Description


UCEED (Undergraduate Common Entrance Examination for Design)

A computer-based evaluation for Bachelor of Design admissions is the Undergraduate Common Entrance Assessment for Design (UCEED). It is conducted by the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay. After IIT Kharagpur, IIT Bombay is the second-oldest institute in the Indian Institutes of Technology system. The institute is located in Powai, Mumbai, and was established in 1958. IIT Bombay offers a variety of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics programmes. The institute is in charge of administering UCEED. For the second round, the UCEED 2021 seat allotment result for B.Des admission has been published in the form of a PDF. On June 10, 2021, the third seat allotment for UCEED 2021 will be issued. Those who meet the UCEED 2021 cutoff and whose roll numbers appear on the seat assignment will have until May 26, 2021, to approve the new seat assignment, exercise the FREEZE/FLOAT option, and pay the seat acceptance fee. The candidates' provisional allotment letters will be sent to their registered email addresses. IIT Bombay released the UCEED 2021 result and scorecard on March 10, 2021, and the first round of UCEED seat allotment was released on April 10, 2021. Part A marks were available for all applicants who took the test, but Part B marks, ranks, and the total score was only available to those who passed the design entrance exam. IIT Bombay published the UCEED 2021 final response key on January 31, 2021. The draught answer key, as well as the response sheet and question paper, were released on January 21, 2021. Candidates will download the solution key and file objections before 5:00 p.m. on January 24, 2021. On January 17, 2021, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., UCEED 2021 was held.


Entrance Exam Highlights


Undergraduate Common Entrance Examination for Design

Organized by

Indian Institute of Technology Bombay


National Level Exam


Once a year

Official Website


Mode of Registration


Exam Mode


Total Questions

180 Questions

Negative marking




Exam pattern

Each Section has 60 Questions (PCM)

Number of Seats


No. of Participating Colleges


Score Validity

One year


Important Dates for UCEED 2021

Events Dates
Availability of Application Form 09-Sep-21
Last date to submit the Application Form 10-Nov-21
Last Date for Online Registration with Late Fee 17-Nov-21
UCEED 2021 Admit Card release date 01-Jan-21
UCEED 2021 Exam Date 17-Jan-21
Release of Final Answer Key 31-Jan-21
Result Date 10-Mar-21
Seat Allotment Start Date March 10, 2021


UCEED 2021 Eligibility Criteria

  • Applicants must be born on or before 1 October 1995, whether they fall under the category of open or OBC NCL, and if they belong to the SC, ST, PWD category,  then they must be born on or after October 1990, in order to be eligible to appear in the UCEED 2021 category.
  • The maximum number of attempts would occur twice in consecutive years.
  • In 2020 or appearing in 2021, applicants should have passed the qualifying test, which is class 12th or equivalent. There are no qualified applications for students who have passed in 2018 or earlier. In addition, students are all eligible to apply for the examination from all streams.


UCEED 2021 Application Process

  • Go to the official website.
  • By entering your name, mobile number, email ID and other stuff, register.
  • Fill in the registration form.
  • Upload only the scanned copies of the appropriate documents in the size and format prescribed.
  • Fee payment
Registration Fee for Examination Centres in India
Indian Nationals (including PIO/OCI) Female Candidates (all categories) INR 1750
SC, ST, PwD Candidates INR 1750
All Other Candidates INR 3500
Foreign Nationals Candidates from SAARC countries USD $350
Candidates from Non-SAARC countries USD $450
  • Delete the print for future reference from the properly completed application form


UCEED 2021 Syllabus

Visualization and spatial ability

  • Pictorial and diagrammatic questions
  • 2D shapes and 3D objects transformation and/or manipulation and their spatial relationships
  • Mechanical and scientific concepts

Observation and design sensitivity

  • Detect hidden properties and think critically about them in ordinary objects, individuals, circumstances, events
  • Beware of certain data, evaluate, reason, identify, infer and predict
  • Discerning slight variations in visual characteristics and aesthetic effects

Environmental and social awareness-

  • General understanding and effect on the design of goods, photographs, infrastructure and the environment of environmental factors such as climate, population, water, vegetation, emissions, weather, natural resources, etc.
  • Awareness of the social and cultural relationship with design, the past of the designed object, and socially responsible and environmentally sound design responses
  • Art, Sculpture and Literature History

Analytical and logical reasoning-

  • Data interpretation, brainteasers, and patterns

Language and creativity-

  • Reading comprehension
  • Awareness of English grammar, such as the form and use of sentences
  • The use of tenses, verb patterns and articles
  • Active and passive constructions
  • Vocabulary skills
  • Power to think in terms of alternatives creatively
  • Ability to differentiate and think out of the box of creative choices

Design thinking and problem-solving-

  • Visual analogies
  • Metaphors
  • The complexity of signs and symbols
  • Generate alternatives
  • Evaluation options and select solutions


UCEED 2021 Exam Pattern

  • There will be two components of the question paper: Part A and Part B, both of which are compulsory.
  • The total marks are 300
  • Section A will be a 240-mark computer-based examination with a length of 2 hours and 30 minutes. In this portion of the test, there will be 3 parts.

Part A:

  • NAT (Numerical Answer Type) will be included in section 1: An answer is a number that must be entered on the computer screen using a virtual keyboard. For these questions, no options will be shown.
  • Of the four choices given, Section 2 will consist of MSQ (Multiple Select Questions) with one or more correct answers.
  • MCQ (Multiple Choice Questions) will be available in section 3 with four options, of which only one is the correct answer.

Part B:

  • For 60 marks to be completed in 30 minutes, it will be a drawing exam.


UCEED 2021 Exam Pattern - Marking scheme

Part A

Divisions The Questions Number Marks if Proper Markings if Incorrect If not Tried, Marks Overall Marks
Section 1 - NAT for NAT 18 4 0 0 72
Section 2 - MSQ 18 4 −0.19 0 72
Section 3 - MCQ 32 3 −0.71 0 96
Part B 1 60 0 0 60


Total (Part-A and Part-B combined): 300 MARKS


UCEED 2021 Exam Centers

  • Bihar
  • Chhattisgarh
  • Kerala
  • Andhra Pradesh
  • Uttarakhand
  • Goa
State City
Gujarat Ahmedabad
Karnataka Bengaluru
Madhya Pradesh Bhopal
Odisha Bhubaneshwar
Chandigarh Chandigarh
Tamil Nadu Chennai
Delhi Delhi
Assam Guwahati
Telangana Hyderabad
Rajasthan Jaipur
West Bengal Kolkata
Uttar Pradesh Lucknow
Maharashtra Mumbai


UCEED 2021 Admit Card 

On January 1, 2021, IIT Bombay released the UCEED 2021 admit (Undergraduate Common Entrance Exam for Design). The admit card for UCEED 2021 is now available for download. To obtain a copy of the UCEED admit card/hall ticket for the year 2021, registered candidates must go to the official website at www.uceed.in or check the admit card using the direct connection given below. To obtain the UCEED 2021 admit card/hall ticket, candidates must first enter their e-mail address and password.


Steps to Download UCEED Admit Card 2021

Candidates must obtain their UCEED admit card 2021 via the internet. Candidates must take the measures outlined below to obtain their UCEED admit card/hall ticket 2021:

  • Step 1: Go to www.uceed.in to access the official website.
  • Step 2: You will be able to access the UCEED 2021 Admit Card through a connection.
  • Step 3: After clicking the connection, you will be directed to a page where you must enter your login credentials, such as your email address and password.
  • Step 4: When you click Login, your 'UCEED Admit Card 2021' will appear on your computer screen.
  • Step 5: Print a copy of the UCEED admit card 2021 after downloading it.


UCEED 2021 Answer Key

The UCEED 2021 Final Answer Key has been issued. On January 21, 2021, the draught answer keys for Part A of UCEED 2021 were issued. The answer sheet, as well as the question paper, have been made available. Candidates will download their answer sheet and file objections before 5:00 p.m. on January 24, 2021.


Steps to Challenge UCEED 2021 Answer Key

Candidates should search and download the UCEED 2021 final response key by following the steps below:

  • Go to the official website and register.
  • The connection to the UCEED 2021 final response key can be found under the 'ANNOUNCEMENTS' section.
  • A PDF file of the UCEED 2021 final response key will be displayed after clicking the link.


Steps to Challenge UCEED Answer Key 2021

  • In the event of a difference, candidates will question the UCEED draught response key 2021.
  • Candidates can send their objections or comments to UCEED via email.
  • Candidates must state their opposition in the subject line of their email, with the phrase "Comments on Response Keys" in the subject line.
  • Candidates must clarify the explanation for their objection in a specific question when sending feedback, as well as provide a correct answer to the question.
  • The UCEED committee reviews all of the comments and objections before releasing the final UCEED response key.


UCEED 2021 Result

On March 10, 2021, IIT Bombay announced the UCEED result on the official website of UCEED (short for Undergraduate Common Entrance Examination for Design). Candidates can access the results through the connection provided below. Candidates who will take the UCEED 2021 exam will be able to access their UCEED 2021 scorecard on IIT Bombay's official website. The candidates' Percentile, Sectional, and Composite scores are included in the UCEED scorecard. The results of the UCEED 2021 will be valid for one year only. The UCEED scorecard for 2021 is usually not available in hard copy. On April 10, 2021, and May 10, 2021, the first and second UCEED 2021 seat allotment PDFs were issued, respectively. There will be three rounds of seat allocation, followed by two additional rounds. Candidates will display their section-wise marks, total marks, division ranks (if applicable), and overall standing in the UCEED 2021 result. Candidates who do not pass the UCEED 2021 exam will only be able to see their sectional and overall scores. Only qualified applicants will be contacted for the UCEED 2021 Counseling Process, which will be administered by participating colleges.


Steps to Check UCEED Results 2021

Candidates should review their UCEED 2021 results by following the simple steps outlined below:

  • Candidates must go to UCEED's official website or click on the above-mentioned direct link.
  • Select 'Candidate Portal Link' from the 'Announcements' list.
  • Enter your email address and password in the Login box.
  • UCEED 2021 Result will be displayed on your device after you send the information.
  • Now you can download your UCEED 2021 Result and print it out for future reference.


UCEED 2021 Cutoff

The UCEED 2021 Cutoff will be announced by the exam's participating institutes. The UCEED 2021 result has been posted, as well as the seat allotment lists. The conducting body of UCEED, IIT Bombay, publishes the UCEED 2021 cutoff in an online mode. The cutoff for UCEED 2021 will be different for each category. To apply for UCEED, candidates must achieve the minimum qualifying points. Admission to the UG design courses will be given to those who score at or above the stated UCEED 2021 cutoff.


UCEED Merit List 2021

The Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay will release the UCEED 2021 merit list along with the UCEED 2021 result, which will be announced on March 10, 2021. The UCEED merit list is prepared by the IIT Bombay authorities based on the candidates' UCEED entrance exam scores.

The authorities will issue only one UCEED 2021 merit list, and no separate UCEED merit lists will be prepared for candidates in different grades, as in previous years. In the event that two or more candidates receive the same ranking, the tie-breaker process will be used to determine the UCEED 2021 merit list. On the UCEED merit list, however, the provisional category-wise merit will be shown.


Steps to Check UCEED Merit List 2021

The procedures for checking the UCEED 2021 merit list are outlined below:

  • Use this link to go to the official website of UCEED 2021: http://www.uceed.iitb.ac.in/2021/.
  • Under the “Alert” section, click on the “UCEED 2021 Merit List” link.
  • Click "Submit" after entering the necessary UCEED 2021 credentials.
  • On the phone, the UCEED 2021 merit list will be shown.
  • Download/save the UCEED 2021 Merit List for potential use.


UCEED 2021 Counselling Process

The UCEED 2021 counselling protocol is held at IIT Bombay for admission to the 4-year bachelor's degree in the architecture programme. After completing the registration process, candidates must participate in three-seat allotment rounds in order to be considered for entry to the B.Des programmes. The application form for B.Des counselling at UCEED 2021 has been issued. The deadline to submit the application online at the IIT Bombay portal was March 31.


Documents Required at Counselling:

  • UCEED scorecard
  • Class 10th certificate
  • Class 12th certificate
  • Valid photo ID