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UCEED Exam 2022 Notification, Exam Dates & Schedule

The Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, conducts an entrance examination for design courses every year. This Undergraduate Common Entrance Exam for Design, known as UCEED, is a national-level entrance exam conducted by IIT Bombay. Through UCEED exam, you can get admission into the Bachelor’s of Design (B.Design) program at IIT Bombay, IIT Guwahati, IIT Hyderabad, and IITDM Jabalpur.

Now, the most crucial information for us is: The IIT Bombay has extended the deadline for submitting the UCEED 2022 application form with a standard fee from October 10 to 17 October 2021. 

You can only fill out the UCEED 2022 application form online at uceed.iitb.ac.in.

From October 18 to 22, 2021, design students can fill out the UCEED 2022 application form by paying a late fee.

This post shall walk you through all the new dates and important information regarding UCEED 2022 notification, registration process. 

Latest Update:  

  • The UCEED 2022 registration process will begin on September 9th, 2021, and the last date of Online Registration is October 22th, 2021.
  • The UCEED 2022 score is only valid for programmes starting in the academic year 2022-2023. 
  • You should be aware that just appearing in UCEED 2022 or being on the Rank list does not guarantee or give automatic admission to the participating institutes' BDes programmes.
  • You who have completed the UCEED Exam must apply separately for BDes admissions to get into their desired college.

Table of Contents

UCEED Exam 2022 Highlights

UCEED Exam Important Dates

UCEED Eligibility Criteria 2022

UCEED Registration 2022

UCEED Application Form 2022

UCEED 2022 Exam Centers

UCEED Question Paper Structure 2022

UCEED 2022 Exam Syllabus

UCEED Cut off

UCEED Exam BDes Dates 2022

UCEED Exam 2022 Highlights

Features  Details 
Exam name Undergraduate Common Entrance Examination for Design (UCEED)
Conducting institute IIT Bombay
Exam level National
Exam frequency Once a year
Exam date 23-Jan-2022
Exam purpose Admission to BDes courses at IIT Bombay, IIT Guwahati, IIT Hyderabad, IIITDM Jabalpur and other private colleges accepting exam scores
Exam mode Part-A exam: Online Part-B exam: Offline
Exam fees Rs 3,500 (General category) and Rs 1,750 (Reserved category & Females of all categories)
Eligibility  Class 12
UCEED pattern Part-A exam: NAT, MCQs, MCQs Part B exam: Drawing question
Exam duration 3 hours
No. of test cities 24

UCEED 2022 Notification

The IIT Bombay has released the notification for the entrance examination for Design courses on 9th September 2021. 

UCEED Exam Important Dates

The table below shows all the important dates for all events of the UCEED 2022 Exam. 

Activity Date
Start date for Online Registration Sep 9, 2021
Last date for Online Registration with a regular fee Oct 17, 2021
Last date for Online Registration with late fee Oct 22, 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
UCEED 2022 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 to Jun 14, 2022

UCEED Eligibility Criteria 2022

If you wish to apply for B.Des, then the three primary eligibility criteria set by IIT Bombay are as follows:

  1. Age Limit: If you are in the OPEN/EWS/OBC-NCL group, you must have been born on or after October 1, 1997, and if you are in the SC, ST, or PwD category, you must have been born on or after October 1, 1992.
  2. Number of Attempts: A candidate is allowed to take the UCEED exam a maximum of two times in a row. It's worth noting that the UCEED score is only good for one year and only for admissions in the same academic year.
  3. Qualifying Examination: To be eligible to take UCEED 2022, the applicant must have passed all subjects in the qualifying examination (Class XII or equivalent) in 2021, OR be taking the qualifying examination for the first time in 2022. ALL STREAMS (Science, Commerce, and Arts and Humanities) are eligible.
    Those who took their qualifying test (Class XII) for the first time in 2020 or before are not eligible.

UCEED Application Form 2022- Registration Link

UCEED Registration 2022

Registration for UCEED 2022 has begun on September 9. On the exam's official website, candidates can complete the UCEED application form.
Below are the easy ways to apply for the UCEED 2022 exam:

  • Visit the official website of the exam 
  • Click on the UCEED registration link
  • Enter details such as name, mobile number, date of birth and email ID
  • Submit the details
  • Note down the application number and password
  • Login to the registered account using the application number and password
  • Fill in all details asked in the UCEED application form
  • Give preference for three UCEED exam cities
  • Upload the scanned copies of all the prescribed documents
  • Pay UCEED application fee in online mode
Categories UCEED 2022 Registration Fee
Indian Nationals Female Candidates (all categories) Rs 1,750
SC, ST, PwD Candidates Rs 1,750
All Other Candidates Rs 3,500
Foreign Nationals (including PIO/OCI) Candidates from SAARC countries USD 350
Candidates from Non-SAARC countries USD 450

UCEED Application Form 2022

  • You can apply for UCEED Exam 2022 Online mode ONLY. The application fee for the exam is accepted in online mode only.
  • All THREE qualifying requirements must be met concurrently by candidates as mentioned above.
  • If it is later discovered that the applicant does NOT fulfil any of the three qualifying conditions, the registration will be cancelled.
  • It is the candidate's exclusive duty to submit accurate information about the qualifying test and category, as well as to upload VALID documents in the necessary formats in the registration form.
  • The admitting institutes have the authority to cancel a candidate's admission at any point if it is discovered that any information supplied by the applicant is inaccurate or the registration is incomplete, in line with their rules and regulations in effect.
  • Registration fee is NEITHER refundable NOR transferable.

How to Apply Online for UCEED 2022?

  • Complete the registration process for the entrance exam from the official website
  • You need to register by submitting your mobile number, name, email address, and date of birth.
  • After registration, you need to fill in your personal and academic details in the application form along with three exam centers of their choice in order of their preference.

Keep the following documents ready while filling the UCEED Application form:

  • Recent colored passport-sized photograph
  • A scanned copy of the candidate's full signature on the white sheet/paper 
  • Qualifying examination certificate if appeared in 2021 or before 
  • Certificate from school/college principal, if they appear in 2022
  • Date of birth proof, such as passport, SSC certificate, or birth certificate

Download UCEED Previous Year Question Paper

UCEED Admit Card 2022

Based on successful registration, you shall receive your UCEED Admit Card from the official website. 

How to download UCEED Admit Card 2022?

  • Visit the online registration portal.
  • Find and click the direct link to download the admit card   
  • Enter the registered login id and password
  • After submitting the details, admit card appears on the screen
  • Verify the details and then download the admit card 

UCEED 2022 Exam Centers

UCEED 2022 examination will be held in 24 cities in India. You have to mention 3 exam cities from the list of UCEED Exam centers in order of preference.

The city allocation depends on the number of candidates applying from each location. The exam conducting authority may add a new city or remove an existing one depending upon the contingencies.

The table below gives the list of Exam centers for UCEED:

Ahmedabad Jaipur Lucknow Bengaluru
Bhopal Kolkata   Kozhikode Bhubaneshwar
Chandigarh Mumbai Nagpur Chennai
Dehradun Patna Pune Delhi
Ernakulam Raipur Thiruvananthapuram Panaji
Guwahati Thrissur Vishakhapatnam Hyderabad

UCEED Exam Pattern 2022

UCEED Exam Pattern 2022

UCEED 2022 will be a Computer Based Test. The duration of the exam is 3 hours, and the question paper will be in English. The question paper will consist of two parts: Part A and Part B, both mandatory.

UCEED Part A Exam Pattern

Part A will be a computer-based test for 240 marks and a duration of 2 hours 30mins. There will be 3 sections in this part of the exam.

Part A consists of 3 sections, i.e. NAT, MSQ, and MCQs. The table below gives the highlights of the UCEED Part A Exam Pattern:

Mode of Exam Online
Medium of Exam English
Duration 2 hours 30 minutes
Sections NAT, MSQ, and MCQ
Total Questions Asked 68
Total Marks 240

UCEED Question Paper Structure 2022

Following is the question paper structure for UCEED 2022:

Part-A (2 hours 30 mins)

Section Type of questions Number of questions Marks for the correct answer Marks for the wrong answer Marks for question not attempted Total marks for the section
1 Numerical Answer Type (NAT) 18 4 0 0 72
2 Multiple Select Question (MSQ) 18 Partial Marking -1 0 72
3 Multiple Choice Question (MCQ) 32 3 -0.71 0 96
Total  68  240

Part-B (30 mins) 

 Type of question  Number of questions  Total marks
 Sketching  1  60

Take UCEED Drawing Practice Test

UCEED Drawing Paper Pattern

Part B will be a drawing test for 60 marks to be completed in 30 mins. The table below gives the details of the exam pattern for the UCEED Drawing Test:

Mode of Exam Online
Medium of Exam English
Duration 30 minutes
Section Drawing Test
Total Questions Asked 1
Total Marks 60

UCEED 2022 Exam Syllabus

UCEED 2022 Exam will have 2 parts.
Part A will have questions from these following topics:

  • Visualization and Spatial Ability- Pictorial and diagrammatic questions to assess knowledge of practical and daily mechanical and scientific ideas, as well as comprehension of transformation and/or manipulation of 2D forms and 3D objects and their spatial connections.
  • Observation and Design Sensitivity - Capacity for detecting hidden qualities in everyday objects, people, situations, and events and critically evaluating them. Paying close attention to specific details, analysing, reasoning, categorising, inferring, and anticipating.
  • Environmental and Social Awareness - Climate, population, water, vegetation, pollution, weather, natural resources, and other environmental elements, as well as their effects on product design, image, infrastructure, and the environment, are all aspects that need to be considered.
  • Analytical and Logical Reasoning -Ability to analyse data, whether qualitative or quantitative and find patterns within it. Ability to evaluate ideas, arguments, or solutions in light of relevant criteria.
  • Language and Creativity - Ability to comprehend and communicate in Standard English. Reading comprehension and English grammar expertise is required. Ability to think creatively about alternatives, differentiate novel ideas, and think outside of the box.
  • Design Thinking and Problem Solving - Visual analogies, metaphors, signs, and symbols are all examples of this ability. Understanding of complexity, the ability to detect issues, develop alternatives, assess choices, and choose solutions.

Part B will have only one question from the following topic:

  • Drawing: The ability to depict proportionate goods, people, or situations with high line quality, composition, proportion, perspective, and shading.

UCEED Answer Key 2022

Answer key is the official document released by the exam conducting authority that includes responses to the exam questions. After a week of the exam, the authorities shall release the UCEED Answer Key in online mode. 

Authority will also provide the objection facility after the release of the provisional answer key. You will be able to challenge the answer key within a given period of time. Authority will release the final answer key after the completion of the objection period.

UCEED Result 2022

UCEED results will be available on the website tentatively after 2 weeks of the exam. You need to use your user login and password (created during the registration process) for viewing the results.

  • You shall be able to download the result PDF from the 2nd week of March 2022. 
  • No hard copy of the result will not be sent to anyone. You need to download it only from the official website. 

UCEED 2022 Scorecard

The scorecard shall be released by the exam conducting authority on 14th June 2022. You need to enter your email ID and password to download the scorecard PDF. 

The scorecard will contain your performance details in the entrance examination. It would be best to keep their scorecard safe until the completion of the Admission procedure scorecard can be required at the time of document verification.

UCEED Cut off

The cut off marks are the minimum marks to be scored to be eligible for the admission process. The exam conducting authorities shall release the cut-off marks considering various factors like No. of candidates who appeared in the examination, the total no. of qualified candidates, average marks scored by the candidates, etc.

Rank list will be prepared based on the total marks (Part-A and Part-B combined) in UCEED 2022.

  • Only candidates who score the minimum prescribed marks in Part-A and Part-B, each Section of the question paper, and minimum total marks will be included in the rank list.
  • However, the UCEED Committee reserves the right to decrease the minimum % of marks in each section and the minimum total marks such that 10×N ranks can be announced, where N is the total number of available seats.
Category Rank List Minimum Marks in Percentages Minimum total Marks
Common rank List 10% 100
ST 5% 50
SC 5% 50
OBC NCL 9% 90
PWD 5% 50

UCEED Merit List 2022

The merit list for qualifiers shall be released by the exam conducting authorities on 10th March 2022. You can view or download the merit list only from the official website. The merit list will be released based on the cut off marks. 
The merit list shall include the rank of candidates for the UCEED counselling procedure.

UCEED 2022 BDes Admission

To be considered for admission to the BDes programmes at the participating institutes, namely IIT Bombay, IIT Delhi, IIT Guwahati, IIT Hyderabad, and IIITDM Jabalpur, a candidate must meet ALL three of the following requirements at the same time.

  1. Age Limit: If you are in the OPEN/EWS/OBC-NCL group, you must have been born on or after October 1, 1997, and if you are in the SC, ST, or PwD category, you must have been born on or after October 1, 1992.
  2.  UCEED Qualification: The candidate must have qualified in UCEED 2022, i.e. received a rank.
  3. Qualifying Examination: In 2021 or 2022, the candidate must have passed all five subjects in the qualifying examination (Class XII or equivalent). Those who took their qualifying test for the first time in 2020 or before are not eligible.

UCEED Exam BDes Dates 2022

Application Process for BDes Programme starts Admission Schedule 
Submission of Online Application for BDes Programme Mar 14 to 31, 2022
Seat Allotment Round 1 Apr 10, 2022
Seat Allotment Round 2 May 10, 2022
Seat Allotment Round 3 Jun 10,2022
The last date for Score Card downloading Jun 14, 2022

UCEED 2022 Participating Institutes & Seats Available

In total, five institutes will take part in the UCEED 2022 test to admit students to their BDes programmes.
Below is a list of UCEED participating institutes for 2022, together with the number of seats each is offering:

College Course Total No. of Seats
IIT Bombay  BDes 37
BDes+MDes
IIT Guwahati BDes 56
IIITDM Jabalpur BDes 66
IIT Hyderabad BDes 20
IIT Delhi BDes -
Total No. of Seats 179

FAQ's

What documents to carry on the day of the UCEED Exam 2022?

The candidates must carry the UCEED Admit card/Hall Ticket with them along with a Photo Identity Proof documents such as PAN Card, Voter Id, Driving Licence etc with them. The candidates must make sure to carry these or they might be debarred from sitting for the exam.

What are the new changes for UCEED Exam Pattern?

The question paper will have two parts-Part A and Part B.Part A has three sections but Part B has only one drawing questions.The overall duration of the question paper is 3 hours.

How many parts are there in the UCEED Question Paper?

There are two parts in the UCEED Exam Pattern- Part A and Part B. Part A consists of 6 sections and Part B consists of Drawing.


How do I revise UCEED Mock Test questions that I have already attempted?

Your analysis report has all the answers for the inaccurately answered questions that you have attempted. It is available after you complete the test.One can likewise bookmark the inquiries, they wish to revise or attempt once more. This can be viewed from your dashboard as well.

What is the minimum percentage of marks that I need to score in UCEED 2022 if I belong to OBC category?

You need to score a minimum of 9% of marks in UCEED 2022 to get admission in B. Des programs.

How many sections are there in UCEED Part A Syllabus?

There are a total of three sections in the UCEED Part A Syllabus.

Is there any Supplementary/Spot round after the 3rd round of seat allotment in UCEED Counselling 2022?

If a vacancy remains after the third round of allotment, additional rounds of allotment may be held, depending on seat availability and the willingness of the participating institute. This choice is only open to candidates who choose the “FLOAT” option.

What are the advantages of UCEED Mock Test Papers Online?

By attempting UCEED Mock Test, 

  • you can understand the difficulty level of the exam
  • know which type of questions are asked
  • improve your time and speed

How many times I can attempt UCEED Mock Test Free?

You can attempt the UCEED Free Mock test only once, however you can refer to the questions anytime for knowing which type of questions are asked. 

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