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UCEED Counselling 2023

Author : Palak Khanna

May 10, 2022

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Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay will start the online registration for counselling and seat allotment process for admission to B. Des programs.

The last date for submission of Online Application for the BDes Program will be tentatively March 2023.

This article will walk you through UCEED counselling 2023 dates, eligibility criteria, the registration process, the seat matrix, and much more.

UCEED 2023 Counselling Dates

After the declaration of UCEED result, next step is counselling. There will be a total of three-seat allotment rounds followed by two supplementary rounds. Check out the table below to know the important events related to the seat allotment.

Events Dates
Declaration of UCEED result  March 2023
Start date for Score Card downloading March 2023
Last date for Score Card downloading     June 2023
Submission of Online Application for B Des Program To be notified
Seat allotment round 1 To be notified
Seat allotment round 2 To be notified
Seat allotment round 3 To be notified

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 counseling process, subject to the availability of rounds of seat allocation.
  • There are no spot rounds of admissions in IITs after completing the counseling. However, IIITDM Jabalpur may conduct a spot round of admissions at the institutional level if there are any vacant seats after counseling completion. 
  • Email or phone inquiries about vacant seats at various institutes will not be entertained during the counseling process. According to the schedule, all seat allotment information will be published on the official UCEED 2023 website.
  • The B Des admission application counseling fee for applicants of all categories and genders is ₹ 2000 (Rupees Two Thousand only). This fee is non-refundable and nontransferable.

Download UCEED Previous Year Question Paper

UCEED 2023 Counselling Eligibility Criteria

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

Age limit

  • If you belong to the OPEN/EWS/OBC-NCL category, then you should have been born on or after October 1, 1996, to apply for the counselling.
  • You must have born on or after 01 October 1991 if you belong to the SC, ST, or PwD category. 

Qualification

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

Qualifying examination

You should have passed all subjects in the 10+2 qualifying examination in 2021 or 2023. If you have appeared for the first time in the qualifying examination in 2020 or earlier then you are NOT eligible for counselling.

  • You can apply to IIT Bombay, IIT Guwahati, IIT Hyderabad, IIT Delhi, and IIITDM Jabalpur if you are from the Science Stream with Physics, Chemistry, and Maths as subjects.
  • You are eligible to apply to IIT Bombay, IIT Hyderabad, and IIITDM Jabalpur if you belong to Science without Maths or Physics or Chemistry, Commerce, and Arts & Humanities stream.

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, then you should ensure that 

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

(b) proof of having passed the qualifying examination with required eligibility is submitted by September 30, 2021, to the admitting institute. If a qualifying examination Board awards only letter grades without providing information on the passing grade on the grade sheet, you should obtain a certificate from the Board specifying the passing grade and upload it along with the grade sheet. 

Registration Process for UCEED 2023 Counselling and Seat Allotment

You can register yourself to participate in the counselling process for the BDes program after the declaration of the UCEED Result 2023. Admission will be based on the rank secured by you in the UCEED Merit List.

You can estimate the possibilities of admission in the IITs through the marks you are securing as per the UCEED Answer Key 2023

You can follow the procedure mentioned below to register for UCEED Counselling 2023.

Step 1- Application Form

  • You can apply for admission to the BDes program at IIT Bombay, IIT Guwahati, IIT Hyderabad, and IIITDM Jabalpur for the academic year 2021- 2022 only if you qualify in the UCEED.
  • There will be a common application form for admissions to the respective BDes 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 will be able to fill in particulars and select institutes of your choice by indicating the order of preference.

Step 2 -Upload Supporting Documents

  • You have to 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 of documents, click on the 'Submit button.

Step 3 - Paying Processing Fee 

  • Now, you will have to pay the registration fee of ₹2000 after completing all the details.
  • The registration fee for UCEED 2023 counselling can be paid through online mode i.e. net banking, debit card, 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, till the closing date of the application period. 
  • However, after the closing date, all institute choices and information filled in the applications are treated as FINAL. Requests for ANY changes in the application will be strictly NOT entertained.

Check: UCEED Reservation Policy 2023

UCEED 2023 Counselling and Seat Allotment Rules

  • Conducting body will schedule three rounds of seat allocation. However, once the seats are filled, the seat allocation process will be closed. 
  • 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 and will be directed to an online payment system to remit the seat acceptance fee if you get selected in the counselling.

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/-
  • If you do not remit the seat acceptance fee before the given deadline or decline the admission, your application will stand cancelled. These vacant seats will be filled during 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. 
  • If you are allotted your SECOND/THIRD/FOURTH choice of the institute, 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 does not wish to participate in further rounds of seat allocation. You will NOT be considered in subsequent rounds of admission. 
  • If you choose the ‘float’ option, it means you have ACCEPTED the offer and has indicated that, if admission to an institute of your higher preference is offered, you will accept it. Else, you will continue with the currently accepted institute. 
  • If you choose the ‘float’ option, allocation of 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 have to remit the seat acceptance fee only once if you are 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. 
  • If you have paid the seat acceptance fee and opts for withdrawal after the first round and one day before the announcement of the third round 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 thereafter. 
  • You do not have an option to withdraw an accepted/allotted seat after the announcement of 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 2023 Counseling and Seat Allotment Result

The following details will be mentioned on the UCEED Seat Allotment result:

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

Reporting at the Allotted College after UCEED 2023 Counselling

After the completion of the UCEED counselling and seat allotment process, you will have to 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, then the admitting institute will reserve the right to cancel the admission. Check UCEED Colleges 2023 [Colleges Accepting UCEED Score] for more details.

Seat Matrix of UCEED 2023 Participating Institutes

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

Name of the Institute OPEN EWS OBC-NCL SC ST Total
IITB 15 4 10 5 3 37
IITG 23 6 15 8 4 56
IITH 9 2 5 3 1 20
IIITDMJ 27 6 18 10 5 66
Total 74 18 48 26 13 179

UCEED Mock Test

UCEED Mock Test

UCEED 2023 Supplementary Round

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 take part 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 during filling the application form.
  • Click on the supplementary tab to take part in UCEED supplementary round for seat allotment 2023

Frequently Asked Questions

UCEED Application form for BDes Program will commence from March 2023 and the last date for submission will be March 2023.
Candidates can choose float and freeze options to accept or float their allotted seat in UCEED Counselling 2022. Candidates that have got their first preference can freeze/Accept their seat and thereafter they will not be eligible for further rounds of counselling.

Candidates that are not satisfied with the seat allotted to them and wish to take part in further rounds of counseling can select the float option.

Note:-

For candidates who choose the ‘float’ option, allocation of a seat in an institute of his/her higher preference would automatically result in the forfeiture of the seat accepted by him/her in the earlier round. 

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.
There are a total of 179 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 2022. Aspirants can go through category-wise seats available for admission in the BDes course at IIITDM J listed below:
Open: 27 seats
EWS: 6 seats
OBC-NCL: 18 seats
SC: 10 seats
ST: 5 seats
IIT Bombay has 37 seats for BDes admission through UCEED 2022. 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
For BDes application candidates will have to upload scanned copies of their signature, UCEED mark sheet, photograph, other educational documents, and caste certificates (SC/ST/OBC-NCL Certificate, PwD Certificate, and OCI/PIO Card). For seat Allotment candidates will have to verify their original documents at the allotted college.
The UCEED Acceptance fee for open category candidates is Rs. 60,000.
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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UCEED Counselling 2023

Author : Palak Khanna

Updated On : May 10, 2022

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Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay will start the online registration for counselling and seat allotment process for admission to B. Des programs.

The last date for submission of Online Application for the BDes Program will be tentatively March 2023.

This article will walk you through UCEED counselling 2023 dates, eligibility criteria, the registration process, the seat matrix, and much more.

UCEED 2023 Counselling Dates

After the declaration of UCEED result, next step is counselling. There will be a total of three-seat allotment rounds followed by two supplementary rounds. Check out the table below to know the important events related to the seat allotment.

Events Dates
Declaration of UCEED result  March 2023
Start date for Score Card downloading March 2023
Last date for Score Card downloading     June 2023
Submission of Online Application for B Des Program To be notified
Seat allotment round 1 To be notified
Seat allotment round 2 To be notified
Seat allotment round 3 To be notified

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 counseling process, subject to the availability of rounds of seat allocation.
  • There are no spot rounds of admissions in IITs after completing the counseling. However, IIITDM Jabalpur may conduct a spot round of admissions at the institutional level if there are any vacant seats after counseling completion. 
  • Email or phone inquiries about vacant seats at various institutes will not be entertained during the counseling process. According to the schedule, all seat allotment information will be published on the official UCEED 2023 website.
  • The B Des admission application counseling fee for applicants of all categories and genders is ₹ 2000 (Rupees Two Thousand only). This fee is non-refundable and nontransferable.

Download UCEED Previous Year Question Paper

UCEED 2023 Counselling Eligibility Criteria

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

Age limit

  • If you belong to the OPEN/EWS/OBC-NCL category, then you should have been born on or after October 1, 1996, to apply for the counselling.
  • You must have born on or after 01 October 1991 if you belong to the SC, ST, or PwD category. 

Qualification

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

Qualifying examination

You should have passed all subjects in the 10+2 qualifying examination in 2021 or 2023. If you have appeared for the first time in the qualifying examination in 2020 or earlier then you are NOT eligible for counselling.

  • You can apply to IIT Bombay, IIT Guwahati, IIT Hyderabad, IIT Delhi, and IIITDM Jabalpur if you are from the Science Stream with Physics, Chemistry, and Maths as subjects.
  • You are eligible to apply to IIT Bombay, IIT Hyderabad, and IIITDM Jabalpur if you belong to Science without Maths or Physics or Chemistry, Commerce, and Arts & Humanities stream.

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, then you should ensure that 

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

(b) proof of having passed the qualifying examination with required eligibility is submitted by September 30, 2021, to the admitting institute. If a qualifying examination Board awards only letter grades without providing information on the passing grade on the grade sheet, you should obtain a certificate from the Board specifying the passing grade and upload it along with the grade sheet. 

Registration Process for UCEED 2023 Counselling and Seat Allotment

You can register yourself to participate in the counselling process for the BDes program after the declaration of the UCEED Result 2023. Admission will be based on the rank secured by you in the UCEED Merit List.

You can estimate the possibilities of admission in the IITs through the marks you are securing as per the UCEED Answer Key 2023

You can follow the procedure mentioned below to register for UCEED Counselling 2023.

Step 1- Application Form

  • You can apply for admission to the BDes program at IIT Bombay, IIT Guwahati, IIT Hyderabad, and IIITDM Jabalpur for the academic year 2021- 2022 only if you qualify in the UCEED.
  • There will be a common application form for admissions to the respective BDes 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 will be able to fill in particulars and select institutes of your choice by indicating the order of preference.

Step 2 -Upload Supporting Documents

  • You have to 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 of documents, click on the 'Submit button.

Step 3 - Paying Processing Fee 

  • Now, you will have to pay the registration fee of ₹2000 after completing all the details.
  • The registration fee for UCEED 2023 counselling can be paid through online mode i.e. net banking, debit card, 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, till the closing date of the application period. 
  • However, after the closing date, all institute choices and information filled in the applications are treated as FINAL. Requests for ANY changes in the application will be strictly NOT entertained.

Check: UCEED Reservation Policy 2023

UCEED 2023 Counselling and Seat Allotment Rules

  • Conducting body will schedule three rounds of seat allocation. However, once the seats are filled, the seat allocation process will be closed. 
  • 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 and will be directed to an online payment system to remit the seat acceptance fee if you get selected in the counselling.

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/-
  • If you do not remit the seat acceptance fee before the given deadline or decline the admission, your application will stand cancelled. These vacant seats will be filled during 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. 
  • If you are allotted your SECOND/THIRD/FOURTH choice of the institute, 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 does not wish to participate in further rounds of seat allocation. You will NOT be considered in subsequent rounds of admission. 
  • If you choose the ‘float’ option, it means you have ACCEPTED the offer and has indicated that, if admission to an institute of your higher preference is offered, you will accept it. Else, you will continue with the currently accepted institute. 
  • If you choose the ‘float’ option, allocation of 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 have to remit the seat acceptance fee only once if you are 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. 
  • If you have paid the seat acceptance fee and opts for withdrawal after the first round and one day before the announcement of the third round 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 thereafter. 
  • You do not have an option to withdraw an accepted/allotted seat after the announcement of 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 2023 Counseling and Seat Allotment Result

The following details will be mentioned on the UCEED Seat Allotment result:

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

Reporting at the Allotted College after UCEED 2023 Counselling

After the completion of the UCEED counselling and seat allotment process, you will have to 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, then the admitting institute will reserve the right to cancel the admission. Check UCEED Colleges 2023 [Colleges Accepting UCEED Score] for more details.

Seat Matrix of UCEED 2023 Participating Institutes

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

Name of the Institute OPEN EWS OBC-NCL SC ST Total
IITB 15 4 10 5 3 37
IITG 23 6 15 8 4 56
IITH 9 2 5 3 1 20
IIITDMJ 27 6 18 10 5 66
Total 74 18 48 26 13 179

UCEED Mock Test

UCEED Mock Test

UCEED 2023 Supplementary Round

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 take part 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 during filling the application form.
  • Click on the supplementary tab to take part in UCEED supplementary round for seat allotment 2023

Frequently Asked Questions

UCEED Application form for BDes Program will commence from March 2023 and the last date for submission will be March 2023.
Candidates can choose float and freeze options to accept or float their allotted seat in UCEED Counselling 2022. Candidates that have got their first preference can freeze/Accept their seat and thereafter they will not be eligible for further rounds of counselling.

Candidates that are not satisfied with the seat allotted to them and wish to take part in further rounds of counseling can select the float option.

Note:-

For candidates who choose the ‘float’ option, allocation of a seat in an institute of his/her higher preference would automatically result in the forfeiture of the seat accepted by him/her in the earlier round. 

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.
There are a total of 179 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 2022. Aspirants can go through category-wise seats available for admission in the BDes course at IIITDM J listed below:
Open: 27 seats
EWS: 6 seats
OBC-NCL: 18 seats
SC: 10 seats
ST: 5 seats
IIT Bombay has 37 seats for BDes admission through UCEED 2022. 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
For BDes application candidates will have to upload scanned copies of their signature, UCEED mark sheet, photograph, other educational documents, and caste certificates (SC/ST/OBC-NCL Certificate, PwD Certificate, and OCI/PIO Card). For seat Allotment candidates will have to verify their original documents at the allotted college.
The UCEED Acceptance fee for open category candidates is Rs. 60,000.
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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