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UCEED Counselling 2023

Author : Aparna

Updated On : May 25, 2023


Summary: Kudos to all those who have made it to the counselling round! Do IITs conduct spot rounds for admissions? What is the counselling processing fee for this academic year? This article answers it all! 

Candidates who qualify for UCEED 2023 with a valid score can participate in the counselling process conducted for this academic year. The conducting body, "IIT Bombay", will start the registration for counselling on March 14. 

The seat allotment process will be scheduled online as a joint admission process to 5 participating universities. 

To avoid last-minute surprises, read through the article and stay prepared for the UCEED Counselling 2023 process. 

Note: The last round of the counselling process is scheduled to happen on 10 June 2023, ensure you hold all the important documents for counselling process. 

UCEED Counselling Dates 2023

After the declaration of the UCEED result, the next step is counselling. Two additional rounds will follow three-seat allotment rounds.

Check out the table below to know the important events related to the seat allotment.

Events Dates
Declaration of UCEED result  9 March 2023
Start date for Score Card Downloading 11 March 2023
The last date for Score Card Downloading     13 June 2023
Submission of Online Application for B Des Program 14 to 31 March 2023
Seat allotment round 1 10 April 2023
Seat allotment round 2 10 May 2023
Seat allotment round 3 10 June 2023 (Upcoming)

Points to Ponder:

  • If there are no more qualifying OBC-NCL applicants on the applicant list, unfilled seats in the OBC-NCL category may be allocated to OPEN category candidates during the counselling process, subject to the availability of rounds of seat allocation.
  • There are no spot rounds of admissions in IITs after completing the counselling. However, IIITDM Jabalpur may conduct a spot round of admissions at the institutional level if there are any vacant seats after counselling completion. 
  • Email or phone inquiries about vacant seats at various institutes will not be entertained during counselling. According to the schedule, all seat allotment information will be published on the official UCEED 2023 website.
  • The B Des admission application counselling fee for applicants of all categories and genders is ₹ 3000 (Rupees Three Thousand only). This fee is non-refundable and non-transferable.

UCEED Online Coaching

UCEED Online Coaching

UCEED Counselling Eligibility Criteria 2023

To apply for admission to the B.Des program of the participating institutes, you must fulfil the following UCEED Eligibility Criteria 2023 in terms of age and qualification.

Age limit

  • If you belong to the OPEN/EWS/OBC-NCL category, you should have been born on or after October 1, 1998, to apply for counselling.
  • You must have been born on or after October 01 1993, if you belong to the SC, ST, or PwD category. 


You are eligible for counselling only if you have obtained a rank in the UCEED 2023 exam.

Note: A candidate can attempt UCEED a maximum of two times, and that too in consecutive years. UCEED score is valid for one year and only for admissions in the same corresponding academic year.

Qualifying examination

The candidate should have passed all subjects in the qualifying examination (Class XII or equivalent) in 2022 OR should be appearing for the qualifying examination for the first time in 2023 to be eligible for attempting UCEED 2023. Students from ALL STREAMS (Science, Commerce, and Arts & Humanities) are eligible.

Those who appeared for the first time in their qualifying examination (Class XII) in 2021 or earlier are NOT eligible to appear in UCEED 2023.

Also, you must have scored above the UCEED Cut-Off 2023.


If you are appearing for the qualifying examination (Class XII or equivalent) in 2023.

Ensure that -

(a) all parts of your final exams are completed by the date of application for admission 

(b) proof of having passed the qualifying examination with required eligibility is submitted by September 30, 2021, to the admitting institute.

Suppose a qualifying examination Board awards only letter grades without providing information on the passing grade on the grade sheet. In that case, you should obtain a certificate from the Board specifying the passing grade and upload it along with the grade sheet. 

Registration Process for UCEED Counselling and Seat Allotment 2023

You can register yourself to participate in the counselling process for the B.Des program after the declaration of the UCEED Result 2023. 

Admission will be based on your rank in the UCEED Merit List. You can estimate the marks you are likely to score using the UCEED Answer Key 2023.

Step 1 - Application Form

  • You can apply for admission to the B.Des program at IIT Bombay, IIT Guwahati, IIT Hyderabad, and IIITDM Jabalpur on qualifying UCEED with valid scores.
  • There is a common application form for admissions to the respective B.Des programs.
  • The UCEED Office, IIT Bombay, will process the common application form and carry out the joint seat allocation process.
  • The common application form will be available through the IIT Bombay Admissions Portal.
  • The link for the same shall be available on the official website (www.uceed.iitb.ac.in). 
  • You can fill in particulars and the best institutes of your choice by indicating the order of preference.

Step 2 - Upload Supporting Documents

  • You must upload scanned copies of your signature, UCEED mark sheet, photograph, other educational documents, caste certificates (SC/ST/OBC-NCL Certificate, PwD Certificate, and OCI/PIO Card), etc., for processing your application.
  • After uploading documents, click on the 'Submit button.

The documents must be in less than 500 KB in PDF format.

Step 3 - Paying Processing Fee

  • Now, you must pay the registration fee of ₹3000 after completing all the details.
  • The registration fee for UCEED 2023 counselling can be paid online, i.e. net banking, debit card, or credit card.

Step 4 - Updating Information

  • Seat allocation will be based on the All India Rank (merit order), reservation category, and seat availability in each institute at the time of seat allocation. 
  • You will be able to edit your application form, including the order of preference of institutes, and resubmit it by the closing date of the application period. 
  • However, all institute choices and information filled in the applications after the closing date are treated as FINAL. Requests for ANY changes in the application will be strictly NOT entertained.

Read more: UCEED Reservation Policy 2023

Step 5 - Reporting at the Allotted College after UCEED Counselling 2023

After completing the UCEED counselling and seat allotment process, you must

Visit your allotted college to complete all the admission formalities. Their original documents will be verified in the college. If any discrepancy is found at the time of admission, the admitting institute reserves the right to cancel the admission. Check UCEED Colleges 2023 [Colleges Accepting UCEED Score] for more details.

UCEED Counselling and Seat Allotment Rules 2023

  • Conducting body will schedule three rounds of seat allocation.
  • However, the seat allocation process will be closed once the seats are filled. 
  • Seats will be provisionally allotted based on your UCEED rank, category, and choice of institutes.
  • You will be sent provisional allotment letters via your registered email.
  • If you get selected for counselling, you will be directed to an online payment system to remit the seat acceptance fee.

The acceptance fee is as follows:

Category Seat Acceptance Fee in INR
UCEED 2023 seat acceptance fee (ST/SC/PwD) INR 15,000/-
UCEED 2023 seat acceptance fee (GEN/EWS/OBC-NCL) INR 60,000/-

UCEED mock test

UCEED Mock test

Options to choose during the UCEED Counseling 2023?

  • If you do not remit the seat acceptance fee before the deadline or decline the admission, your application will stand cancelled. These vacant seats will be filled in the subsequent rounds of UCEED Seat Allotment 2023
  • If you are allotted your FIRST choice of the institute, you can either ACCEPT ('freeze') the choice or DECLINE the offer. If you choose to DECLINE the offer, you will NOT be considered for subsequent rounds. 
  • Suppose you are allotted your SECOND/THIRD/FOURTH choice of the institute. In that case, you can opt to either ACCEPT ('freeze') the choice or ACCEPT WITH THE OPTION TO BE CONSIDERED FOR UPWARD MOVEMENT ('float') the choice for the subsequent round(s), if any, of the joint seat allocation. 
  • If you choose the 'freeze' option, it means you have ACCEPTED the offer and do not wish to participate in further rounds of seat allocation, and you will NOT be considered in subsequent rounds of admission. 
  • If you choose the 'float' option, it means you have ACCEPTED the offer and have indicated that you will accept admission to an institute of your higher preference. Else, you will continue with the currently accepted institute. 
  • If you choose the 'float' option, allocating a seat in an institute of your higher preference would automatically result in the forfeiture of the seat accepted by you in the earlier round. 
  • You must remit the seat acceptance fee only once if offered a seat. Thus, those who are allotted another seat (because they chose the 'float' option) do not have to pay the seat acceptance fee again. 
  • Suppose you have paid the seat acceptance fee and opted for withdrawal after the first round and one day before the announcement of the third round. In that case, you will get a refund after deducting seat cancellation and processing charges of ₹ 5000 (Rupees five thousand only). 
  • Refund requests after the announcement of the third round will not be entertained, and no refund shall be given after that. 
  • You do not have the option to withdraw an accepted/allotted seat after announcing the last round of seat allocation. 
  • No refund is given post the 3rd round as there is no option of "float" of the seats after the 3rd round.

Details mentioned on UCEED Counseling and Seat Allotment Result 2023

The following information will be noted on the UCEED Seat Allotment result:

  • Opening and Closing Rank Institute wise
  • Category, roll number, and rank
  • UCEED Seat Allotment Summary

Seat Matrix of UCEED Participating Institutes 2023

The category-wise seats available for admission at colleges accepting UCEED 2023 scores are mentioned below.

UCEED Supplementary Round 2023

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 if you choose the "FLOAT" option.

This supplementary round will be communicated to you via email and SMS.

UCEED Supplementary Round Registration

You can go through the steps mentioned below to participate in the supplementary round for seat allotment to secure admission in BDes courses offered at participating colleges based on UCEED 2023 scores. Check UCEED B.Des Application Process for detailed information. 

  • Visit the official website of UCEED.
  • Click on the 'Admission' tab present on the front page of the website.
  • Login using your Email ID and Password created while filling out the application form.
  • Click on the supplementary tab to take part in the UCEED additional round for seat allotment 2023


The counselling process can look long and confusing; you can follow the steps in this article and have all the documents and counselling fees arranged. You can contact our experts if you need help with counselling. 

Frequently Asked Questions

The UCEED Application form for BDes Program will start from Mar 14 to 31, 2023.
There are a total of 199 seats available for the BDes programme in UCEED 2023 across four IIT’s namely IIT Bombay, IIITDM Jabalpur, IIT Guwahati, and IIT Hyderabad.
IIITDM Jabalpur has 66 seats for BDes admission through UCEED 2023. Aspirants can go through category-wise seats available for admission in the BDes course at IIITDM J listed below:
Open - 23 seats; EWS: 6 seats; OBC-NCL: 15 seats; SC: 8 seats and ST: 4 seats.
IIT Bombay has 37 seats for BDes admission through UCEED 2023. Aspirants can go through category-wise seats available for admission in the BDes course at IIT B listed below:
Open: 15 seats
EWS: 4 seats
OBC-NCL: 10 seats
SC: 5 seats
ST: 3 seat
Candidates can withdraw their seats by using the withdraw option after login in from the official website.

Candidates should note that if they have paid the acceptance fee and opts for withdrawal after the first round to one day before the announcement of the third round they will get a refund after deducting seat cancellation and processing charges of Rs. 5000. 


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