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UCEED Exam Pattern 2023

Author : Palak Khanna

September 8, 2022

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IIT Bombay will be releasing the official notification of the UCEED 2023 examination later in September. We can be sure of some modifications in the UCEED 2023 exam pattern.

We have enlisted those modifications in our article along with the UCEED 2023 detailed syllabus. We recommend you go through it thoroughly and start preparing accordingly. 

Conducting Body IIT Bombay
Number of papers 1 with two parts, A and B
Language English
Exam Mode Computer-based test (Part A) and paper-based test (Part B)
Exam Duration 3 hours
Number of section 3 in Part A and 1 in Part B
Total marks 300

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UCEED Entrance Exam Pattern for B.Design 2023

UCEED is a computer-based test and the exam paper is divided into two parts, that is, Part A and Part B. 

Download UCEED Previous Year Question Paper

The Part A of the UCEED exam comprises three sections-

  • NAT (Numerical Answer Type):
  • MSQ (Multiple Select Questions)
  • MCQ (Multiple Choice Questions)

Refer to the table given below to understand a detailed overview of these 3 sections of Part -A:


UCEED Test Pattern 2023 for PART-B

Part B consists of one question that is aimed at testing drawing skills which will require subjective evaluation.

The question in Part B will be displayed on the computer screen and the answer has to be written/drawn in the answer book provided by the invigilator only. 

You will be given 30 minutes to solve it. The invigilator will collect the booklet at the end of the exam. Also, note that it is mandatory to answer Part B questions.

Read more: Short tricks to crack the UCEED exam on the first attempt

UCEED Exam Pattern 2023: What are the New Changes?

UCEED has introduced some modifications to the marking scheme. These changes have been made in one section of Part-A i.e., Multiple Select Questions (MSQ).

However, the number of questions for both parts A and B will remain the same. Also, note that earlier there was no such distribution of marks present in the marking scheme. 

UCEED Online Coaching

UCEED Online Coaching

New Marking scheme: 

Each multiple-select question may have one or more than one correct choice(s) out of the four given options.

  • Full Marks: + 4 If only (all) the correct option(s) is(are) chosen and NONE of the incorrect options are chosen.
  • Partial Marks: + 3 If all the four options are correct but ONLY three options are chosen and NONE of the incorrect options are chosen.
  • Partial Marks: + 2 If three or more options are correct but ONLY two options are chosen, both of which are cor,rect, and NONE of the incorrect options are chosen.
  • Partial Marks: + 1 If two or more options are correct but ONLY one option is chosen and it is a correct option and NONE of the incorrect options are chosen.
  • Zero Marks: 0 If none of the options is chosen (i.e., the question is unanswered).
  • Negative Marks: -1 In all other cases.

The entire paper (both part-A and Part-B) must be finished within the overall time duration of 3 hours.

 UCEED 2023 Marking Scheme

Negative marking has been introduced in the MSQ section of the UCEED exam, this year. View the marking scheme for UCEED 2022 in the table below:

Section Marks Added for Every Correct Answer (New) Marks Deducted for Every Wrong Answer (New)
NAT 4 0
MSQ 4 -0.19
MCQ 3 -0.71
Drawing Question 60 0
Total Marks 300

UCEED 2023 Exam Pattern & Time for Scribe

The services of a scribe (amanuensis) are available to those who have a disability in the upper limbs or have lost fingers/hands thereby preventing them from operating the computer for the exam.

  • To avail of this service, you should select the option in the online registration portal and upload a copy of the PwD certificate (Appendix 4-7), at the time of online registration for UCEED 2022.
  • If a PwD candidate wants to avail of compensatory time (maximum of one hour), the same request should be mentioned while fillout out the registration form. PwD certificate is to be uploaded along with such requests (Appendix 8 & 9).
  • The UCEED-CEED Implementation Committee 2022 will assess the request along with the supporting document and if found eligible, you will be notified post scrutiny.
  • If it is found that you have used the services of a scribe and/or compensatory time, but do not possess the extent of disability that warrants the use of a scribe and/or compensatory time, he/she will be excluded from the process of evaluation, ranking and admission. If you have already been admitted,/her admission will be canceled.

UCEED Mock Test

UCEED Mock Test

UCEED 2023 Review or Re-totalling

The list below gives you a basic idea of the review and re-total patterns in the UCEED Exam-

  • Part-A of the examination is a computer-based test, there is no scope for review, re-gra, ding, or re-totaling of the Part-A marks of the examination paper.
  • Part B contains only one question which is going to be manually evaluated through the sheet provided by the invigilator irrespective of it being marked online.
  • Marks obtained in Part-A will be used to shortlist candidates. The cut-offs for Part-A marks for shortlisting candidates in the Open category will be X + yΣ, where X is the average marks obtained by all candidates in Part A, Σ is the standard deviation, and y is calculated as one of the total numbers of the seats.
  • The evaluation of Part B will be done manually by two evaluators independently.
  •  If the difference <= 12 marks (20%), a simple average of the two examiners will be considered.
  •  If the difference > 12 marks (20%), the answer sheet part Brt-B will be evaluated by a third examiner (and so on until the difference <= 20%).
  • A simple average of the closest of 2 evaluators will be selected as the final marks.
  • The total UCEED score will be calculated by adding the marks obtained in Part-A and Part-B. This total score will be used to prepare the final result.
  • UCEED 2022 Question Paper and Draft Answer Key (Part-A) will be released on the UCEED website on January 25, 2020.
  • Candidates can check the draft answer key and compare their answers to know the correct answers.
  • Any discrepancy/comment must be addressed to uceed@iitb.ac.in, on or before January 31, 2022. Candidates have to mention "Comments on Answer Keys" in the subject of the mail.
  • The final decision regarding the answer keys will be taken by the UCEED committee after consolidating all the comments from the candidates and the paper-setting team. This decision will be binding on all the candidates.

Frequently Asked Questions

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.
 The UCEED Syllabus consists of Visualization and Spatial Ability,Observation and Design Sensitivity,Analytical and Logical Reasoning,Language and Creativity,Environmental and Social Awareness,Design Thinking and Problem Solving and drawing.
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.


Marks added for every correct answer in NAT and MSQ are 4 and in MCQ is 3.And 60 marks is allotted for the Drawing Question.
Yes there is negative marking for every wrong MCQ answer.
If the difficulty level of the paper is high, then the cut off marks will be kept lower. Similarly, if the difficulty level of the paper is easy, the cut off score is kept higher.
No. The difficulty level of the exam varies for each year and it depends on the paper and the questions asked.
The UCEED question paper 2023 will be released along with the draft answer key.
No. You can not challenge the final answer key of UCEED 2023. The exam conducting body will allow to raise objections only for the draft answer key.
You can download the last 5 years' UCEED Previous Year Question Papers by clicking on the direct links provided in the above post.
Yes. It is important to solve UCEED Previous year questions papers during your exam preparation as it will help you to improve your speed and accuracy.
Generally, referring to many books will make you confused. It is better to refer to few reliable books for better results.
The best way to manage time in the UCEED exam is attempting as many mock tests as possible. Also, it will help you to test your preparation levels.
30 mins are allotted for UCEED part B- drawing section.
UCEED Part-B contains only one question which is going to be manually evaluated by expert examiners.
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UCEED Exam Pattern 2023

Author : Palak Khanna

Updated On : September 8, 2022

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IIT Bombay will be releasing the official notification of the UCEED 2023 examination later in September. We can be sure of some modifications in the UCEED 2023 exam pattern.

We have enlisted those modifications in our article along with the UCEED 2023 detailed syllabus. We recommend you go through it thoroughly and start preparing accordingly. 

Conducting Body IIT Bombay
Number of papers 1 with two parts, A and B
Language English
Exam Mode Computer-based test (Part A) and paper-based test (Part B)
Exam Duration 3 hours
Number of section 3 in Part A and 1 in Part B
Total marks 300

nift mock test

nift Mock test

UCEED Entrance Exam Pattern for B.Design 2023

UCEED is a computer-based test and the exam paper is divided into two parts, that is, Part A and Part B. 

Download UCEED Previous Year Question Paper

The Part A of the UCEED exam comprises three sections-

  • NAT (Numerical Answer Type):
  • MSQ (Multiple Select Questions)
  • MCQ (Multiple Choice Questions)

Refer to the table given below to understand a detailed overview of these 3 sections of Part -A:


UCEED Test Pattern 2023 for PART-B

Part B consists of one question that is aimed at testing drawing skills which will require subjective evaluation.

The question in Part B will be displayed on the computer screen and the answer has to be written/drawn in the answer book provided by the invigilator only. 

You will be given 30 minutes to solve it. The invigilator will collect the booklet at the end of the exam. Also, note that it is mandatory to answer Part B questions.

Read more: Short tricks to crack the UCEED exam on the first attempt

UCEED Exam Pattern 2023: What are the New Changes?

UCEED has introduced some modifications to the marking scheme. These changes have been made in one section of Part-A i.e., Multiple Select Questions (MSQ).

However, the number of questions for both parts A and B will remain the same. Also, note that earlier there was no such distribution of marks present in the marking scheme. 

UCEED Online Coaching

UCEED Online Coaching

New Marking scheme: 

Each multiple-select question may have one or more than one correct choice(s) out of the four given options.

  • Full Marks: + 4 If only (all) the correct option(s) is(are) chosen and NONE of the incorrect options are chosen.
  • Partial Marks: + 3 If all the four options are correct but ONLY three options are chosen and NONE of the incorrect options are chosen.
  • Partial Marks: + 2 If three or more options are correct but ONLY two options are chosen, both of which are cor,rect, and NONE of the incorrect options are chosen.
  • Partial Marks: + 1 If two or more options are correct but ONLY one option is chosen and it is a correct option and NONE of the incorrect options are chosen.
  • Zero Marks: 0 If none of the options is chosen (i.e., the question is unanswered).
  • Negative Marks: -1 In all other cases.

The entire paper (both part-A and Part-B) must be finished within the overall time duration of 3 hours.

 UCEED 2023 Marking Scheme

Negative marking has been introduced in the MSQ section of the UCEED exam, this year. View the marking scheme for UCEED 2022 in the table below:

Section Marks Added for Every Correct Answer (New) Marks Deducted for Every Wrong Answer (New)
NAT 4 0
MSQ 4 -0.19
MCQ 3 -0.71
Drawing Question 60 0
Total Marks 300

UCEED 2023 Exam Pattern & Time for Scribe

The services of a scribe (amanuensis) are available to those who have a disability in the upper limbs or have lost fingers/hands thereby preventing them from operating the computer for the exam.

  • To avail of this service, you should select the option in the online registration portal and upload a copy of the PwD certificate (Appendix 4-7), at the time of online registration for UCEED 2022.
  • If a PwD candidate wants to avail of compensatory time (maximum of one hour), the same request should be mentioned while fillout out the registration form. PwD certificate is to be uploaded along with such requests (Appendix 8 & 9).
  • The UCEED-CEED Implementation Committee 2022 will assess the request along with the supporting document and if found eligible, you will be notified post scrutiny.
  • If it is found that you have used the services of a scribe and/or compensatory time, but do not possess the extent of disability that warrants the use of a scribe and/or compensatory time, he/she will be excluded from the process of evaluation, ranking and admission. If you have already been admitted,/her admission will be canceled.

UCEED Mock Test

UCEED Mock Test

UCEED 2023 Review or Re-totalling

The list below gives you a basic idea of the review and re-total patterns in the UCEED Exam-

  • Part-A of the examination is a computer-based test, there is no scope for review, re-gra, ding, or re-totaling of the Part-A marks of the examination paper.
  • Part B contains only one question which is going to be manually evaluated through the sheet provided by the invigilator irrespective of it being marked online.
  • Marks obtained in Part-A will be used to shortlist candidates. The cut-offs for Part-A marks for shortlisting candidates in the Open category will be X + yΣ, where X is the average marks obtained by all candidates in Part A, Σ is the standard deviation, and y is calculated as one of the total numbers of the seats.
  • The evaluation of Part B will be done manually by two evaluators independently.
  •  If the difference <= 12 marks (20%), a simple average of the two examiners will be considered.
  •  If the difference > 12 marks (20%), the answer sheet part Brt-B will be evaluated by a third examiner (and so on until the difference <= 20%).
  • A simple average of the closest of 2 evaluators will be selected as the final marks.
  • The total UCEED score will be calculated by adding the marks obtained in Part-A and Part-B. This total score will be used to prepare the final result.
  • UCEED 2022 Question Paper and Draft Answer Key (Part-A) will be released on the UCEED website on January 25, 2020.
  • Candidates can check the draft answer key and compare their answers to know the correct answers.
  • Any discrepancy/comment must be addressed to uceed@iitb.ac.in, on or before January 31, 2022. Candidates have to mention "Comments on Answer Keys" in the subject of the mail.
  • The final decision regarding the answer keys will be taken by the UCEED committee after consolidating all the comments from the candidates and the paper-setting team. This decision will be binding on all the candidates.

Frequently Asked Questions

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.
 The UCEED Syllabus consists of Visualization and Spatial Ability,Observation and Design Sensitivity,Analytical and Logical Reasoning,Language and Creativity,Environmental and Social Awareness,Design Thinking and Problem Solving and drawing.
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.


Marks added for every correct answer in NAT and MSQ are 4 and in MCQ is 3.And 60 marks is allotted for the Drawing Question.
Yes there is negative marking for every wrong MCQ answer.
If the difficulty level of the paper is high, then the cut off marks will be kept lower. Similarly, if the difficulty level of the paper is easy, the cut off score is kept higher.
No. The difficulty level of the exam varies for each year and it depends on the paper and the questions asked.
The UCEED question paper 2023 will be released along with the draft answer key.
No. You can not challenge the final answer key of UCEED 2023. The exam conducting body will allow to raise objections only for the draft answer key.
You can download the last 5 years' UCEED Previous Year Question Papers by clicking on the direct links provided in the above post.
Yes. It is important to solve UCEED Previous year questions papers during your exam preparation as it will help you to improve your speed and accuracy.
Generally, referring to many books will make you confused. It is better to refer to few reliable books for better results.
The best way to manage time in the UCEED exam is attempting as many mock tests as possible. Also, it will help you to test your preparation levels.
30 mins are allotted for UCEED part B- drawing section.
UCEED Part-B contains only one question which is going to be manually evaluated by expert examiners.

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