UCEED 2020: Syllabus, Preparation, Exam Pattern, Application

UCEED 2020 corresponds to the Undergraduate Common Entrance Exam for Design that is organized annually by IIT Bombay granting admission to the students in the B.des program offered by IIT Bombay, IIT Guwahati, and ITTDM Jabalpur. To be applicable for the entrance exam, candidates must apply for the same as per the eligibility criteria set by the institute. The online application form can be filled through the official website of the UCEED.

It is necessary for the interested candidates to know that simply cracking the entrance exam will not guarantee admission into the said UG course. After qualifying the exam, candidates will have to apply separately to each institute for admission. For complete information on the UCEED 2020 Entrance exam, candidates should go follow this article closely.

Important Dates for UCEED 2020

The tentative dates for UCEED 2020 are as follows-

EventsDates (Tentative)
online registration begins2nd week of October 2019
Last date to register with regular fee2nd week of October 2019
Last date to register with late fee of Rs. 500/-3rd week of November 2019
Admit card downloading begins1st week of January 2020
Last date to address discrepancies in admit card1st week of January 2020
UCEED Exam date3rd week of January 2020
Draft answer keyLast week of January 2020
Last date to send comment about the answer keyLast week of January 2020
Result announcement3rd week of February 2020
Score card downloading begins3rd week of February 2020
Application for B.Des program2nd week of June 2020 to 1st week of July 2020
Seat Allotment Round-I1st week of July 2020
Seat Allotment Round-II2nd week of July 2020
Seat Allotment Round-III3rd week of July 2020

Note: Students will be provided the updated schedule once it is announced by the authority. Meanwhile, they can plan their preparation as per the schedule provided above.

UCEED 2020 Exam Pattern

Candidates can note down the UCEED Exam Pattern for their reference as provided below-

  • Exam Mode: Online (Computer based test)
  • Duration: 3 Hours
  • Language: English only
  • Marking Scheme: For each right answer in-

Section A: +4 marks will be awarded

Section B: +4 marks will be awarded

Section c: +3 marks will be awarded

  • Negative Marking:

Section A: Not applicable, 0 marks will be given for incorrect answer.

Section B: Answering incorrectly will fetch 0 marks.

Section C: 1 mark will be deducted for the wrong answer.

SectionType of QuestionsTotal No. of QuestionsTotal Marks
ANumerical (NAT)2080
Total 85300


Here is the syllabus for UCEED 2020 that candidates need to prepare accordingly-

Observation & Design Sensitivity: Ability to discern subtle differences in visual properties and aesthetic outcomes, Applying attention to details, analyzing, reasoning, classifying, inferring and predicting etc.

Design Thinking & Problem Solving: Ability to use visual analogies, metaphors, signs and symbols. Ability to understand complexity, identify problem, generate alternatives, evaluate options and select solutions.

Visualization & Spatial Ability: Understanding of transformation and/or manipulation of 2D shapes and 3D objects and their spatial relationships, Pictorial and diagrammatic questions to test, knowledge of practical and everyday mechanical and scientific concepts.

Language & Creativity: Ability to understand and use Standard English, Reading comprehension, knowledge of English grammar such as sentence structure and usage, the use of tenses, verb patterns, articles, and active and passive constructions etc., and vocabulary skills etc.

Analytical & Logical Reasoning: Ability to look at information, be it qualitative or quantitative in nature, and discern patterns within the information, Ability to check for hidden bias or hidden assumptions and whether evidence and argument support conclusions, Ability to weigh opinions, arguments or solutions against appropriate criteria Ability to use logic and structured thinking to deduce from a short passage etc.

Environment & Social Awareness: General awareness of environmental factors such as climate, population, water, vegetation, pollution, weather, natural resources, Awareness of social and cultural connection with design, history of the designed artifact, and socially responsible and environmentally sustainable design responses etc.

Preparation Tips for UCEED 2020

Here are some preparation tips that’ll help the candidates succeed in the entrance exam-

  1. Read the newspapers and magazines to broaden your general knowledge and stay up-to-date with the current events.
  2. Pay attention to the details surrounding you.
  3. Understand elements and basic principles of design, like colour theory, typography, animation techniques. For eg: walk cycles etc.
  4. Familiarize yourself with topics like famous designers and iconic products, Art history and movements (including literature and sculpture), Architectural history, monuments, elements, terminology etc.
  5. Go through the syllabus and prepare accordingly.
  6. Go through the previous year questions to understand the level of difficulty.

UCEED 2020 Application Form

Candidates can register themselves through the online web portal of the UCEED. To register, they need to provide some basic details such as name, religion, caste, Email ID, phone number, educational details etc. The details in the form should be entered very carefully. There is a fine of Rs. 500/- for those who submit the registration form after the deadline has passed. Candidates will also be required to upload the scanned photograph and signature in the form. They must pay the required amount of the application fee to submit the form on time. The form should be reviewed before making the final submission.

Registration Fee

The registration fee for Women, SC and ST candidates is Rs. 1180/- whereas, other candidates need to pay Rs. 2360/-. Those who fill the form late must pay an additional fee of Rs. 500/- along with the regular registration fee.

Mode of Payment: The registration fee can be paid through the online mode i.e. with the use of credit card/debit card/net banking.

Eligibility Criteria for UCEED 2020

Before proceeding for the application form filling, candidates should make sure that they fit the requirements laid down by the institute for the appearing in the exam-

Age criteria: Candidates should not have been born on or after 1st October 1995. Those belonging to the SC/ST/PWD category should not have been born on or after 1st October 1990.

No. of Attempts: Maximum two attempts are permitted to take the exam in the consecutive years.

Educational Qualification: Candidates should have passed class 12th or its equivalent in the year 2019 from a recognized board/university with any stream (Science, Commerce or Humanities). Those appearing in class 12th may also apply.

UCEED 2020 Admit Card

The admit card for UCEED exam can be downloaded from the official website i.e. www.uceed.iitb.ac.in. Candidates need to take a printout of the hall ticket downloaded from the website. They should check the details printed on the form thoroughly such as name, exam center, reporting time, roll number, photograph etc. If any discrepancy is found, then they must contact the officials immediately to rectify the mistake. For that, applicants need to contact the Chairman (JEE Advanced), UCEED & CEED 2020 before the date mentioned in the article. It is mandatory for all the applicants to carry their admit card along with a valid ID proof to the exam center. Failing which, they won’t be allowed to take the exam.


The UCEED 2020 result will be published by the authority on its official website. Candidates can check the score obtained by them in the exam by visiting the same. To see the result, applicants will have to login into the web portal using the registration details. The authority will not send the scorecard individually to any candidate. Candidate can download their scorecard from the website only. For the latest updates, applicants should keep regular tabs on the official website.


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