Updated On : August 8, 2023
Summary: UCEED 2024 is a unique entrance exam that tests your creative abilities and problem-solving skills for admission into the design programs at renowned IITs. If you are taking UCEED, this blog is a must-read!
Have you ever considered the option of enrolling in an IIT even if you are not interested in an engineering career? It is true, and the UCEED Exam makes it possible.
So, what is UCEED 2024 exam?
UCEED full form is Undergraduate Common Entrance Exam conducted by IIT Bombay for admission in a B. Des program at prestigious colleges like,
This article will walk you through - Recent updates, Important Dates, Eligibility Requirements, Application Process, Exam Centres, Exam pattern, Syllabus, Seat Matrix and Counselling Process.
The table below shows all the important dates for all events:
|UCEED Events and Corresponding Dates|
|September 2023||Application form 2024 START date|
|November 2023||Last date to register with the REGULAR fee|
|November 2023||Last date to register with a LATE fee of INR 500|
|January 2024||Release of admit card 2024|
|January 2024||UCEED exam date|
|January 2024||Release of Draft answer key|
|March 2024||Declaration of results in 2024|
|March 2024||Submission of Online Application for BDes Program|
|Apr 2024||Seat allotment round 1|
|May 2024||Seat allotment round 2|
|Jun 2024||Seat allotment round 3|
|Jun 2024||The last date for Score Card Downloading|
Let's go through the UCEED Eligibility Criteria 2024 set by IIT Bombay for the B.Des program:
If you are in the OPEN/EWS/OBC-NCL category, you must have been born on or after October 1, 1998, and if you are in the SC, ST, or PwD category, you must have been born on or after October 1, 1993.
A candidate can take the exam a maximum of two times in a row. Only admissions into the same academic year (one year) are acceptable for UCEED scores.
The applicant must have passed all subjects in the qualifying examination (Class XII or equivalent) in 2024 OR be taking the qualifying examination for the first time in 2024.
ALL STREAMS (Science, Commerce, Arts and Humanities) are eligible.
Those who appeared for the first time in their qualifying examination (Class XII) in 2022 or earlier are NOT eligible to appear in UCEED 2024.
UCEED registration 2024 can begin in September and closed by November 2023. (Tentatively)
You can complete the UCEED application form on the exam's official website.
Read: Go through a detailed article on UCEED vs CEED [Difference Between UCEED and CEED]
Complete the registration process for the entrance exam from the official website
You must 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 centres of your choice in order of your preference.
Keep the following documents ready while filling out the UCEED Application form:
Also Check: UCEED Sketching Questions 2024
Based on successful registration, you shall receive your UCEED Admit Card from the official website.
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.
The table below gives the list of Exam centres:
UCEED 2024 will be a Computer Based Test. The exam lasts for a total of 3 hours, and the question paper will be in English.
UCEED 2024 Exam Pattern consists of two parts: Part A and Part B, both mandatory.
|Mode of Exam||Online|
|Medium of Exam||English|
|Duration||2 hours 30 minutes - PART A
30 minutes - PART B
|Sections||NAT, MSQ, and MCQ|
|Total Questions Asked||68|
The UCEED question paper consists of a 3-hour duration and is divided into two sections:
Following is the question paper structure for UCEED 2024:
|Section||Type of questions||Number of questions||Marks for the correct answer||Patterns for the wrong answer||Marks for questions 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|
|Type of question||Number of questions||Total marks|
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|
|Total Questions Asked||1|
As per the official notification, UCEED 2024 Syllabus has 2 parts.
Part A will have questions on the following topics:
Visualization 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 think critically about them. 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 qualitative or quantitative information and discern patterns within the information. Ability to weigh opinions, arguments or solutions against appropriate criteria. Ability to check for hidden bias or assumptions and whether evidence and argument support conclusions. Ability to use logic and structured thinking to deduce from a short passage which of several 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 and knowledge of English grammar. 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 problems, generate alternatives, evaluate options and select solutions
Part B will have ONE question from the following topic:
Drawing: Ability to draw products, people or scenes in proportion with good line quality, composition, proportion, perspective and shading.
Note: The topics above are exhaustive and indicative of the nature of the questions. However, the UCEED 2024 may not cover all the topics.
The answer key is the official document the exam conducting authority released, including responses to the exam questions.
After a week of the exam, the rules shall release the UCEED Answer Key in online mode.
Authority will also provide the objection facility after releasing the provisional answer key.
You can challenge the answer key within a given period, and the authority will release the final answer key after completing the objection period.
UCEED results will be released by the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay (IIT Bombay). You need to use your user login and password (created during the registration process) to view the results.
You can download your Score Card from the official:
The exam conducting authority shall release the scorecard on the official website.
You must 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 marks are the minimum marks to be scored to be eligible for the admission process.
All shortlisted candidates are considered qualified.
Based on this, the rank list will be prepared based on the total marks (Part-A and Part-B combined) in UCEED 2024.
|Category Rank List||Minimum Marks in Percentages||Minimum Total Marks|
|Common rank List||10%||100|
The merit list for qualifiers shall be released by the exam conducting authorities on the official website.
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 counselling process.
To be considered for admission to the B. Des programs at the participating institutes.
Also Check: UCEED Seat Allotment [Admission Procedure]
|Seat allotment round 1||Apr 2024|
|Seat allotment round 2||May 2024|
|Seat allotment round 3||Jun 2024|
Five institutes will take part in the test to admit students to their B. Des programs. Below is a list of UCEED participating institutes in 2024, together with the number of seats each is offering:
|College||Course||Total No. of Seats|
|Total No. of Seats||199|
Check UCEED 2024 Counselling
Earlier, Lakshmipat University, Jaipur, also added to the list of result-sharing institutes that will accept UCEED scores/ NID DAT Scores for admission to its B.Des program this year.
The courses are as follows:
Note that this university shall not participate in the centralized admission/counselling process run by IIT Bombay. You will have to apply for admission separately.
Check out UCEED Colleges 2024 [Colleges Accepting UCEED Score] for a complete list.
The specialization for B.Des offered at this college is enlisted below:
|Industrial Design||Communication Design|
|User Experience Design||Interaction Design|
|Transportation Design||Interior Space & Furniture Design|
|Retail Design||Animation Design|
Read More: UCEED Preparation Tips 2024
Frequently Asked Questions
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