UCEED 2018 Overview

Exam Type:
National Level

UCEED 2018 is an entrance exam conducted by the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay, under the guidance of the UCEED Admission Committee 2018. The exam can be taken by all nationals including Indian as well as foreign nationals. It is important for candidates to appear for UCEED 2018 exam and clear it to pursue Bachelor’s of Design programme offered at Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IITB), Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati (IITG), Indian Institute of Information Technology Design and Manufacturing (IIITDM) and B.Tech in Computer Science and Design (CSD) programme at Indraprashtha Institute of Information Technology, Delhi (IIT Delhi).

A common application form is released online for all four institutes. The responsibility of taking care of common application form process and joint seat allocation process is the UCEED Office, IIT Bombay. UCEED 2018 important dates have been announced. Candidates can check application dates, admit card release date and exam dates in the table below. 

UCEED 2018 Important Dates



Dates (Tentative)


Commencement of online application form

October 9, 2017


Last date for submission of application form without late fee

November 10, 2017


Last date for submission of application form with late fee

November 17, 2017


Issue of Admit Card

December 25, 2017


Last date for rectification of discrepancies in the admit card

January 05, 2018


Date of Examination

January 20, 2018


Publication of Draft Answer Key

January 27, 2018


Last date for sending Comments about Draft Answer Key

January 31, 2018


Result Declaration

February 18, 2018


Downloading of Score Card

February 18, 2018


Application for B.Des programme

June 8 to June 23, 2018


First Round Seat Allotment

July 02, 2018


Second Round Seat Allotment

July 09, 2018


Third Round Seat Allotment

July 14, 2018

UCEED 2018 Overview


Exam Details

Exam Name

Undergraduate Common Entrance Examination for Design

Commonly Name


Conducting Authority

Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay

Administered by

UCEED Admissions Committee 2018

Exam Level


Course available

Bachelors of Design (B.Des)

Mode of Exam

Computer Based Test (CBT)

Total examination centres


Total marks

300 marks

Time duration

3 hours

Declaration of Result

4th week of February


UCEED 2018 Eligibility Criteria

UCEED has given some eligibility criteria which candidates need to meet to apply for the exam. From age to qualification, candidates need to meet every requirement to qualify for UCEED registration process 2018.

UCEED Eligibility Criteria 2018

Age Limit

Candidates born on or after October 1, 1997 are only eligible to apply for the exam

Candidates from SC, ST and PwD category get a relaxation of five years of age. SC, ST or PwD candidate born on or after October 1, 1992, can only apply for UCEED 2018.


  • Candidates from all the disciplines including arts, commerce, and science, who have appeared for class 12th in 2017 are eligible to apply for UCEED 2018.
  • Candidates who are appearing for class 12th examination in 2018 from a recognized university can also fill UCEED application form.

UCEED qualification

A candidate to be eligible to apply for UCEED exam 2018 should have got a rank in UCEED 2018.

Science students who studied Maths, Physics and Chemistry can get admission in IIT Bombay, IIT Guwahati and IITDM Jabalpur while candidates from other streams can apply for admission only at IIB Bombay and IITDM Jabalpur. 

UCEED 2018 Application Details

To appear in UCEED 2018 exam, candidates need to register them on the official website. UCEED 2018 application process will be available only in online mode which candidates need to complete by visiting www.uceed.in. Only candidates who meet all the three eligibility criteria can proceed with UCEED 2018 form filling process. Candidates must make sure that they provide authentic information only as the application will be rejected if the exam conducting authorities find any discrepancy in the details provided by the candidate.

Candidates must go through detailed instructions to fill online application process on the application portal.

Step wise UCEED 2018 form filling process:

  • Visit the official website
  • Read all the instructions carefully
  • Fill personal details, academic details and opt for three examination centres of your choice
  • Upload scanned copies of the required documents including photograph, signature, qualifying examination certificate etc.
  • Make payment of the requisite UCEED application fee in online mode

UCEED Reservation 2018

Following the rules made by the Government of India, every competitive exam has some reserved seats for the candidates belonging to certain categories. Candidates can check the table below to find category wise UCEED 2018 seat reservation for 2018-19 session.



Reserved Seats



47.5 %





Scheduled Caste (SC)



Scheduled Tribe (ST)






Application fees detail

UCEED 2018 application process will complete only after payment of prescribed fees. Candidates need to check payment structure for different categories and pay the given fee in online mode only. Candidates can make payment either by debit/ credit card or by net banking.

UCEED Application Fee 2018





Third Gender


INR 2000

INR 1000

INR 2000


INR 1000

INR 1000

INR 1000

Candidates filling the online application form after the last date need to pay a late fee of Rs. 500.

*The Cost of Application mentioned above does not include any other additional charges such as service charges, processing fees, or any other bank charges

Exam Pattern

UCEED Exam Pattern

UCEED exam pattern 2018 will help candidates get an idea of the overall structure of the entrance test. UCEED 2018 will be a computer based exam where candidates need to complete around 85 questions in three hours. Check UCEED exam pattern 2018 below to get more information like the type of questions, marks, negative marking etc.

  • UCEED 2018 will be a computer based test (CBT)
  • The will be a maximum of 85 questions
  • Maximum marks for 85 questions will be 300
  • Candidates will get 3 hours to solve all the questions
  • There will be three sections: Section A, Section B and Section C covering various subjects and topics
  • Section A will have 4 marks' questions; Section B will have 4 marks questions and Section C will have 3 marks' questions
  • Negative marking will be applicable only on Section c where 1 mark will be deducted for each wrong answer
  • The question paper will be in the English language

The number of attempts:

Candidates are allowed to take UCEED exam a maximum of two times.

Type of questions in different sections in UCEED 2018 exam

Section A: Numerical Answer Type (NAT) question

There is no negative marking for this section. Each correct answer will be awarded 4 marks.
The questions in this section will not include any choices to choose from. A numeral needs to be entered in the space provided for the answer using the virtual keyboard.

Section B: Multiple Select Questions (MSQs)

There are no negative or partial marks in this section. 4 marks will be awarded to candidates who select all the correct choices and no wrong choice is selected.

This section will include questions that will have one or more than one correct choice among the four given options.

Section C: Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)

There is negative marking in this section. 3 marks will be awarded for all correct answers and 1 marks will be deducted for the wrong answers.
In this section, the candidates will have to choose one correct options among the given four choices.

UCEED 2018 Exam Syllabus

The question Paper will include questions from the following topics-

Visualization and Spatial Ability

Knowledge of practical and everyday mechanical and scientific concepts, pictorial and diagrammatic questions to test understanding of transformation and/or manipulation of 2D and 3D objects and their spatial relationships will be checked in this subject.

Analytical and Logical Reasoning

Ability to weigh opinions, arguments or solutions against appropriate criteria will be judged. Ability to look at information be it quantitative or qualitative in nature, and discern patterns within the information. Ability to use logic and structured thinking to deduce from a short passage, which of a number of statements is the most accurate response to a posed question is the objective of questions from this section.

Observation and Design Sensitivity

Ability to detect concealed properties in ordinary things, situations, people and events, and thinking critically about them is what checked in this section. Ability to discern subtle differences in visual properties and aesthetic outcomes. Applying attention to certain analysis, details, reasoning, classifying, interfering and predicting is also checked.

Language and Creativity

Reading comprehension, knowledge of English grammar such as sentence structure and usage, the use of tenses, verb pattern, articles and active and passive constructions and vocabulary skills is covered in this.

Environmental and Social Awareness

History of art, sculptures and literature, awareness of social and cultural connection with design, history of the designed artifact, and socially responsible and environmentally sustainable design responses are covered in this section.

Design Thinking and Problem Solving

Ability to understand complexity, identify problems, evaluate options, generate alternatives and select solutions. Ability to use visual analogies, signs, metaphors and symbols.

UCEED 2018 Exam Centres

UCEED 2018 will be conducted at 19 different examination centres across India. While filling the form, candidates compulsorily need to choose 3 cities of their choice for UCEED examination centres. Once the candidates have submitted the application form, they will not be allowed to make any changes in the choice of exam centres. It is better you carefully choose the UCEED exam centre 2018.

In case there is a shortage of candidates for a specific examination centre, it will be dropped from the final list and the candidates who chose for that exam centre will be allotted second or third option. Further, apart from dropping the exam centre, the examination authorities also reserve the right to add a new city/ town for additional exam centre for UCEED 2018.
























UCEED 2018 Contact Details

UCEED Office
IIT Bombay
Powai, Mumbai- 400076

Website: www.uceed.in
Email Id: uceed@iitb.ac.in
Phone: +91 22 25764063