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UCEED 2024 Exam Date, Notification, Eligibility, Syllabus & Seats

Author : Akash Kumar Singh

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,

  • IIT Bombay
  • IIT Delhi
  • IIT Guwahati
  • IIT Hyderabad
  • IIITDM Jabalpur and other participating colleges

This article will walk you through - Recent updates, Important Dates, Eligibility Requirements, Application Process, Exam Centres, Exam pattern, Syllabus, Seat Matrix and Counselling Process. 

UCEED 2024 Exam Dates & Schedule

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

UCEED 2024 Eligibility Criteria

Let's go through the UCEED Eligibility Criteria 2024 set by IIT Bombay for the B.Des program:

1. Age Limit

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.

2. Number of Attempts

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.

3. Qualifying Examination

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 2024 Registration

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.


  • You must meet ALL THREE eligibility requirements - Age Limit, Number of attempts, and qualifying examination.
  • There are no refunds or transfers on the registration fee.

Steps to apply for the UCEED 2024 Exam

  • Visit the official website of the exam 
  • Click on the 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 application form
  • Give preference for three exam cities and enter them
  • Upload the scanned copies of all the prescribed documents
  • Pay the application fee

Read: Go through a detailed article on UCEED vs CEED [Difference Between UCEED and CEED]

UCEED 2024 Application Form

  • You can apply for UCEED Exam 2024 Online mode ONLY. 
  • As mentioned above, you must meet all three qualifying requirements.
  • The registration will be cancelled if it is later discovered that you do NOT fulfil either of the three qualifying conditions.
  • You must submit accurate information about the qualifying test and category and upload VALID documents in the required format.
  • The admitting institutes have the authority to cancel your admission at any point if it is discovered that any information provided by you is inaccurate or the registration is incomplete, in line with the rules and regulations in effect.
  • The registration fee is NEITHER refundable NOR transferable.

UCEED 2024 Application Fees

Indian Nationals

  • Female Candidates (all categories) - ₹ 1800
  • SC, ST, PwD Candidates - ₹ 1800
  • All Other Candidates - ₹ 3600

Foreign Nationals

  • Candidates from SAARC countries - US $ 350
  • Candidates from Non-SAARC countries - US $ 450

Documents required for UCEED 2024 Application Process

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:

  • Recent coloured passport-sized photograph
  • A scanned copy of the full signature on the white sheet/paper 
  • Qualifying examination certificate if appeared in 2022 or before 
  • Certificate from school/college principal, if they appear in 2024
  • Date of birth proof, such as passport, SSC certificate, or birth certificate

Also Check: UCEED Sketching Questions 2024

UCEED 2024 Admit Card

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

How to download UCEED 2024 Admit Card?

  • 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 2024 Exam Centers

UCEED 2024 examination will be held in 24 cities in India. You must mention three exam cities from the list of UCEED Exam centres 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.

The table below gives the list of Exam centres:

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 2024 Exam Pattern

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.

  • Part A will be a computer-based test for 240 marks and 2 hours and 30 minutes. There will be three sections in this part of the exam
  • Part A consists of 3 units, 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 - PART A
30 minutes - PART B
Sections NAT, MSQ, and MCQ
Total Questions Asked 68
Total Marks 240

Overview of UCEED Question Paper

The UCEED question paper consists of a 3-hour duration and is divided into two sections: 

  • Part-A is computer-based, while Part B is pen-and-paper-based.
  • Part A will consist of numerical-answer, multiple-choice, and multiple-select questions, whereas Part B will include sketching/drawing-type problems. 

UCEED Question Paper Structure

Following is the question paper structure for UCEED 2024:

Part A (2 hours 30 mins)

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
Total  68  240

Part B (30 mins)

 Type of question  Number of questions  Total marks
 Sketching  1  60

UCEED Drawing Paper Pattern 2024

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 2024 Syllabus

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.

UCEED 2024 Answer Key

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 2024 Result

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:

  • No hard copy of the result will not be sent to anyone.
  • You need to download it only from the official website. 

UCEED 2024 Scorecard

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 2024 Cut-Off

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.

  • 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 2024 Merit List

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.

UCEED 2024 B.Des Admission

To be considered for admission to the B. Des programs at the participating institutes.

  • IIT Bombay
  • IIT Delhi
  • IIT Guwahati
  • IIT Hyderabad
  • IIITDM Jabalpur

Also Check: UCEED Seat Allotment [Admission Procedure]

UCEED 2024 Seat Allotment Rounds

Activity Tentative Date
Seat allotment round 1 Apr 2024
Seat allotment round 2 May 2024
Seat allotment round 3 Jun 2024

UCEED 2024 Seat Matrix

Colleges Open EWS OBC SC ST Total
IIT Bombay 15 4 10 5 3 37
IIT Delhi 7 2 6 3 2 20
IIT Guwahati 23 6 15 8 4 56
IIT Hyderabad 9 2 5 3 1 20
IIITDM Jabalpur 26 7 18 10 5 66
TOTAL 80 21 54 29 15 199

UCEED 2024 Participating Institutes & Seats Available

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
IIT Bombay  BDes 37
IIT Guwahati BDes 56
IIITDM Jabalpur BDes 66
IIT Hyderabad BDes 20
IIT Delhi BDes 20
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:

  • Product Design
  • Interaction Design
  • Interdisciplinary Design
  • Integrated Communication Design

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
Fashion Design -

Read More: UCEED Preparation Tips 2024

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