UCEED Reservation Policy 2022

The Undergraduate Common Entrance Exam for Design, known as UCEED, is a national-level entrance exam conducted by IIT Bombay for providing admissions to the Bachelor’s of Design (B.Design) program at IIT Bombay IIT Guwahati, IIT Hyderabad, and IITDM Jabalpur.

The participating institutes will offer seat reservations for different categories. Indian nationals belonging to certain categories will be given reservations under the rules of the Government of India.

This post shall guide you through the UCEED Reservation Policy, seat matrix, and the percentage of seats reserved for each category.

Reservation of Seats for UCEED 2022

As said above, a certain number of seats will be reserved for Indian nationals appearing for UCEED Exam 2022.

Check out the table below to know the percentage of seats reserved for different categories.

Category Percentage of Seats Reserved 
Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) 10%
Other Backward Classes belonging to the Non-Creamy Layer (OBC-NCL) 27%
Scheduled Caste (SC) 15%
Scheduled Tribe (ST) 7.5%
Persons with Disability (PwD) 5%

UCEED 2022 Reservation Policy

As per the official notification, the category you chose while filling the UCEED Application Form is final for the exam and admission process.

Here is detailed information about the UCEED Reservation Policy 2022 and the important points you need to remember before applying for the exam.

  • Those belonging to the EWS, OBC-NCL, SC, ST, and PWD categories will be declared qualified based on the relaxed criterion.
  • The participating colleges will benefit from reservations subject to the verification of documents at the final stage.
  • Your admission will get cancelled if you submit any false/fake/invalid/incorrect document.
  • If you submit the invalid PwD certificate and has availed the compensatory time and/or availed the services of an amanuensis, you can not be rolled back to the OPEN category. Your candidature will get cancelled.
  • You must make sure to submit a valid and updated category certificate while applying for BDes admission to avail reservation.
  • You will be allotted a seat based on your All India Rank (merit order), reservation category, and seat availability at each institute.
  • The name of the backward class must be in the current central list of OBCs. 
  • OBC-NCL certificates issued only from April 1, 2021, onwards are accepted for the examination.
  • Those belonging to the creamy layer of OBC are NOT entitled to reservation. Such students are treated as belonging to the Open/ Reserved category.
  • The benefit of reservation can be availed only by those castes and tribes mentioned in the respective central list of corresponding states published by the Government of India.
  • Vacant seats in the OBC-NCL category can be allotted to those in the OPEN category during the counselling.
  • Seats remaining vacant under the SC and ST categories shall NOT be allotted to any other categories.
  • Foreign nationals (including OCI/PIO card holders) will be treated as an unreserved category and allotted 10% of the total seats.

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UCEED Seat Matrix 2022

Let us look at the table below to know the number of seats available for the B.Des program at UCEED participating institutes.

Name of the Institute Open/Unreserved EWS OBC-NCL SC ST Total
Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Guwahati 23 6 15 8 4 56
IIT, Bombay 15 4 10 5 3 37
Indian Institute of Information Technology, Design and Manufacturing, Jabalpur (IIITDMJ) 27 6 18 10 5 66
IIT, Hyderabad 9 2 5 3 1 20
Total 58 14 37 20 11 144


Is there any UCEED Reservation Policy for OBC-creamy layer category?

No. there is no UCEED Reservation Policy for OBC-creamy layer category. They are considered as the open category or unreserved category.

How much UCEED Reservation will be given for EWS category?

In the UCEED reservation policy, 10% reservation will be given for EWS category.

Do the Overseas Citizens of India given UCEED reservation?

No. Overseas Citizens of India are not eligible for UCEED reservation.

How much UCEED reservation is provided for PwD category?

As per the official notification, 5% UCEED reservation is provided for PwD category.

Is there any reservation for general category in UCEED exam?

No. There is no reservation for general category in UCEED exam.