UCEED 2023: Counselling Registration (Mar 14)

Exam Date

Jan 22, 2023

Result Date

Mar 9, 2023

Mar 14, 2023 | Design


UCEED 2023 result was released on the official website. Candidates can download their scorecards till Jun 13, 2023. UCEED 2023 counselling registration will commence on Mar 14, 2023, from 5 PM on the official website. Qualified candidates can register for UCEED 2023 counselling till Mar 31, 2023. UCEED 2023 counselling round 1 seat allotment result will be released on Apr 10, 2023. UCEED 2023 seat matrix for the B.Des program has been released by the exam authority on Mar 14, 2023.

Latest Updates on UCEED

  • Mar 14, 2023: UCEED Counselling 2023 registration process will commence today, Mar 14, 2023, from 5 PM.
  • Mar 14, 2023: UCEED 2023 seat matrix for the B.Des program has been released on the official website.

The Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT) has released a revised syllabus for UCEED 2024 exam. Candidates can download the syllabus copy from the official website. Candidates can find the detailed exam schedule in the article below.

UCEED Exam Date 2023 UCEED Cutoff 2023
UCEED Answer Key 2023 UCEED Syllabus 2023

UCEED, Undergraduate Common Entrance Examination for Design, is conducted by the Indian Institute of Bombay for aspiring design students. Students looking forward to pursuing a B.Design in reputed institutions like IITs can take up these exams. Refer to this article to get complete details about UCEED exam.

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UCEED 2023 Counselling

UCEED 2023 counselling registration process will start on Mar 14, 2023. Qualified candidates can register for the counselling process till Mar 31, 2023. UCEED 2023 counselling will be conducted in three rounds, rounds I, II and III. Candidates can find the detailed counselling schedule below. 

UCEED 2023 Counselling Schedule

The counselling schedule for UCEED 2023 is tabulated below.

UCEED 2023 Counselling Schedule
Events Dates
UCEED Counselling 2023 Registration Start Date Mar 14, 2023
UCEED Counselling 2023 Registration End Date Mar 31, 2023
Round I Seat Allotment Result Apr 10, 2023
Last Date to Accept Seat and Opt to 'Freeze' or 'Float' after Round I Apr 2023
Round II Seat Allotment Result May 10, 2023
Payment of Seat Acceptance Fee & Acceptance of Seat Allotment Dates for round II May 2023
Round III Sear Allotment Result Jun 10, 2023
Last Date to Accept Seat and Opt to 'Freeze' or 'Float' after Round III Jun 2023

UCEED 2023 Seat Allotment

The seats are allotted based on the applicant's UCEED rank, category, and choice of institutes. Selected candidates will receive their provisional allotment letter via registered email ID. They have to pay the seat acceptance fee of INR 60,000 for General/ OBC/ EWS and INR 15,000 for the other reserved categories. The seat allocation is based on the following rules the conducting authority sets.

  • If the selected candidates do not pay the seat acceptance fee before the given date or have declined admission, their UCEED 2023 application will be cancelled. The conducting body shall fill these vacant seats during the further UCEED 2023 seat allotment rounds.
  • If the candidate is allotted the first choice of their desired institute, they can either accept (freeze) the choice or decline the seat offer.
  • If the candidate is allotted the second or third choice of their desired institute, they can either accept (freeze) the choice or accept the option to be considered for upward movement (Float).
  • Candidates only have the option to withdraw an allotted seat after the last round of seat allocation has been published by the IIT Bombay.

Admissions are offered for the Bachelor of Design (B.Des) programs at IIT Bombay, IIT Hyderabad, IIT Guwahati, IIITDM Jabalpur, and other participating institutes.

Other Participating Institutes in UCEED 2023

CIT Kokrajhar will allot seats based on UCEED scores as part of UCEED 2023 result sharing institutes. CIT Kokrajhar, on the other hand, will not participate in the Joint Seat Allocation Process at IIT Bombay. Five IITs are now part of the Joint Seat Allocation Process.

Below mentioned is the list of Institutes that accept UCEED scores. The official website of UCEED published on Aug 4, 2022, that the Hindustan Institute of Technology and Science, Chennai, will allow a few seats in their undergraduate course for admission through UCEED 2023. However, the institute will not be a part of the Joint Admission Process conducted by IIT Bombay. Some of UCEED colleges have been listed below.

UCEED 2023 Seat Matrix

There are a total of 205 seats available for the B.Des program. Candidates can check below the total number of seats available in different institutes for all the categories.

UCEED 2023-2024 Seat Matrix

Name of the institute


Open- PwD








ST - PwD


IIT Bombay


0 3 1 10 0 5 0 2 1 37

IIT Delhi


0 2 0 5 1 3 0 2 0 20

IIT Guwahati

22 1 6 0 14 1 7 1 4 0 56

IIT Hyderabad

10 0 2 1 7 0 4 0 2 0 26

IIITDM Jabalpur

25 1 7 0 17 1 9 1 5 0 66

UCEED total seats 2023- 24

79 2 20 2 53 3 28 2 15 1 205

Note: PwD reservation is 5% horizontal, and the seats are carved from the respective birth category.

Read More: UCEED 2023 Counselling

About UCEED Exam

Undergraduate Common Entrance Exam for Design (UCEED) is a National Level Entrance Examination that offers admission into the B.Des program at IIT Bombay, IIT Guwahati, IIT Hyderabad, IIITDM Jabalpur, and 15 other institutes which accept UCEED scores. IIT Bombay has the exclusive rights to conduct UCEED 2023 and decide about the admissions rules and the allotment of seats. The course offered through UCEED 2023 is Bachelor of Design (B.Des). Candidates from the science stream with Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics as their subjects are eligible to apply for all four institutions, i.e., IIT Bombay, IIT Hyderabad, IIT Guwhati, and IITDM Jabalpur. In contrast, candidates with other streams ( arts, commerce, and science without mathematics, physics, or chemistry) are eligible to apply only to IIT Bombay, IIT Hyderabad, and IIITDM Jabalpur.
Candidates can attempt UCEED exam a maximum of two times in consecutive years. Candidates must secure a good UCEED rank to secure admission in B.Des programs. UCEED scores are valid for one year and are applicable for admission only in the corresponding academic year.

UCEED 2023 Highlights
Exam Name UCEED
Full Form Undergraduate Common Entrance Examination for Design
Level National Level
Conducting Authority IIT Bombay
Course Offered B.Des
Mode Online
Question Type Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ)
Total Marks 300
Marking Scheme No Negative Marking for Section 1 and (-0.19) for Section 2 and (-1.32) for Section 3
Paper Medium English
Official Website www.uceed.in

What is UCEED Exam?

For admission to the BDes program at the partnering institutions, IIT Bombay administers the Undergraduate Common Entrance Examination for Design (UCEED).

  • IIT Bombay
  • IIT Delhi
  • IIT Guwahati
  • IIT Hyderabad
  • IIITDM Jabalpur

Candidates should know that more than inclusion on the UCEED merit list is needed to ensure acceptance into the B.Des program. Instead, UCEED 2023 qualifiers must submit separate applications for admission to B.Des under the combined seat allocation method.

UCEED 2023 Exam Date

IIT Bombay conducted UCEED 2023 on Jan 22, 2023. UCEED 2023 results was released on the official website. The conducting authority has announced UCEED 2023 Exam Dates.

UCEED 2023 Important Dates
Events Dates
Online UCEED 2023 Application Form with a Regular Fee - Start Date Sep 30, 2022
Online UCEED 2023 Application Form with a Regular Fee - End Date  Nov 9, 2022
Submission of online UCEED 2023 Application Form with Late Fee (INR 500) Nov 16, 2022
Admit Card Date Jan 13, 2023
The last date for rectification of discrepancies in the admit Card Jan 17, 2023
UCEED 2023 Exam Date Jan 22, 2023
Release of draft answer key for part-A Jan 24, 2023
Last date for sending comments of draft answer key for part-A Jan 26, 2023 (Till 5 PM)
Release of the Final Key for part-A Jan 30, 2023
Announcement of cut-off marks for Part-A Feb 9, 2023
Declaration of Results   Mar 9, 2023
Score Cards available for downloading Mar 11, 2023
Last date for downloading Score Cards Jun 13, 2023
Apply for UCEED 2023 Admission Mar 14 - 31, 2023

Read More: UCEED 2023 Exam Date

UCEED 2023 Eligibility

Candidates who want to appear for UCEED 2023 exam must satisfy all the eligibility criteria as specified. Those not meeting the requirements will not be allowed to proceed with the further rounds of UCEED 2023 online examination. The exam authority also has the right to cancel their candidature for the 2023 session. Only candidates who satisfy UCEED 2023 Eligibility Criteria can apply for UCEED exam. The eligibility criteria of UCCED are tabulated below.

UCEED 2023 Eligibility
Eligibility Criteria  Details
UCEED Age limit The candidate should have been born on or after October 1, 1998, if belonging to the
OPEN/EWS/OBC-NCL category and born on or after October 1, 1993, if belonging to the SC,
ST or PwD category.
  • The candidate should have passed in all subjects in the qualifying examination (Class XII or equivalent) in 2022, OR
  • Should be appearing for the qualifying examination for the first time
    in 2023 in order to be eligible.
  • Students from ALL STREAMS (Science, Commerce, and Arts & Humanities) are eligible.
  • Those who appeared for the first time in their qualifying examination (Class XII) in 2020 or earlier are NOT eligible.
UCEED Number of Attempts A candidate can attempt the exam a maximum of two times and that too in consecutive
The validity of marks card UCEED marks sheets will be valid for only one year and only for admission for the corresponding year.
Nationality of Candidates Both Indians and foreign nationals can appear for the exam. Candidates who are not citizens of India (by birth or naturalization) and whose parents are not citizens of India and do not come under PIO/ OCI category at the time of registering, will be considered foreign nationals.

Read More: UCEED 2023 Eligibility Criteria

UCEED 2023 Application Form

UCEED 2023 registration process without a late fee ended on Nov 9, 2022, and the last date to register for UCEED exam 2023 with a late fee of INR 500 was on Nov 16, 2022. UCEED 2023 application fee will be INR 3500 for all other candidates and INR 1750 for female and SC/ ST/ PWD candidates. UCEED registration fee is neither refundable nor transferable.

UCEED 2023 Application Fee

The application fee for UCEED 2023 examination is given below. Concession is given only to reserved and female candidates. For all foreign students, the application fee must be paid in US Dollars.

UCEED 2023 Application Fee
Registration Fee for Examination Centres in India    
Indian Nationals (including PIO/OCI) Female Candidates (all categories) INR 1750
SC, ST, PwD Candidates INR 1750
All Other Candidates INR 3500
Foreign Nationals Candidates from SAARC countries USD 350
Candidates from non-SAARC countries USD 450
Note: Registration Fees Does Not Include service charges, processing fee, and any other changes

UCEED 2023 Application Process

Candidates must complete UCEED 2023 application process to register for the exam. Applicants can follow the steps given below to register for UCEED exam 2023.

New Registration

Candidates registering for the UCEED 2023 exam for the first time can follow the steps below.

  • Step 1: Candidates must go to the official website and click on the registration link.
  • Step 2: Enter your Email ID and click on Register (An activation URL will be sent to the mail)
  • Step 3: Fill in all the details that are asked and click on 'Register'
  • Step 4: You will be redirected to a page for the eligibility check. Enter the mobile number and verify it. An OTP will be sent to the registered mobile number. (This is also to verify about PWD category)
  • Step 5: Now start filling out UCEED 2023 Application Form

Upload Credentials/ Documents

After registering as a new user, candidates can follow the steps given below to complete UCEED application process.

  • Step 1: Candidates must click the "Fill out the Registration Form" button.
  • Step 2: Candidates must enter their communication address, mother's name, father's name, educational qualification, and exam details.
  • Step 3: Click the 'Save' button and cross-check the entered details. After confirmation, candidates must click the 'Confirm' button to submit.
  • Step 4: Upload the documents- Passport size color photograph and a scanned copy of the candidate's signature along with their class 10 and class 12 mark sheet. After uploading, click on the 'Submit' button.
  • Step 5: Candidates need to pay UCEED 2023 application form fee to complete the registration.
  • Step 6: Take a Printout of the application form for future reference.

Read More: UCEED 2023 Application Form

UCEED 2023 Admit Card

UCEED 2023 Admit Card was released on the official website on Jan 13, 2023. The candidates should carefully examine the fields in UCEED 2023 Admit Card. If any discrepancies are found, the Chairman JEE (Advanced), UCEED & CEED at IIT Bombay should be contacted before Jan 17, 2023, by 5 PM via email mentioned in the UCEED Registration Portal.

UCEED Admit Card Details

UCEED 2023 Admit Card will have the following details of the candidate.

  • Candidate's Name
  • UCEED 2023 Registration ID
  • Roll Number
  • Photograph
  • Signature
  • Examination Date and Time
  • Examination Centre
  • Instructions to candidates

How to Download UCEED 2023 Admit Card?

The candidates who have successfully registered can follow the steps given below to download UCEED 2023 Admit Card from the official website.

  • Step 1: Candidates must go to the official website of UCEED
  • Step 2: On the homepage, click on the Admit Card link
  • Step 3: Use UCEED login by entering the Email ID and Password
  • Step 4: Download and take a printout of UCEED 2023 admit card

Documents to be Carried to UCEED 2023 Exam Centre

Candidates must carry these documents along with the admit card to UCEED 2023 exam centre. Candidates must remember that the authority will not allow them to enter UCEED exam hall without UCEED 2023 Admit Card. The documents that should be carried out are listed below.

  • PAN Card of the Candidates
  • Candidate's Aadhaar Card
  • Voter Identity Card of the Candidates
  • Candidate's Driving License
  • Identity card of college or school last attended by the candidate

How to Rectify the Discrepancies Present in UCEED Admit Card?

Candidates can view their UCEED 2023 Admit Card after logging in to their account. Before downloading the admit card, candidates must ensure that all the details present on the admit card are correct. In case of any mistakes in UCEED admit card, they can contact the Chairman, JEE (Advanced), UCEED & CEED 2023 at IIT Bombay and rectify it.

UCEED 2023 Exam Centres

UCEED 2023 Exam will be held in 24 cities across India and is also conducted in Dubai. The candidates have to select three cities across India in their order of preference while filling UCEED 2023 Application Form. But they are allotted only one out of the selected alternatives.
UCEED conducting authority reserves all the rights to add a new city/town or remove an existing one and allot a city/town that may not be among a candidate's choices. The list of UCEED 2023 Exam Centres is listed below.

UCEED 2023 Exam Centres
Ahmedabad Bengaluru Bhopal Bhubaneswar
Chandigarh Chennai Dehradun Delhi
Ernakulam Panaji Guwahati Hyderabad
Jaipur Lucknow Kolkata Kozhikode
Mumbai Nagpur Patna Pune
Raipur Trivandrum Thrissur Vizag

International UCEED Exam Centre

Candidates opting for Dubai as UCEED 2023 Exam Centre should also compulsorily opt for two cities of their choice from 24 Indian cities. Suppose the number of registrations is less than 25. In that case, the Dubai Exam Centre may be dropped from the final list, and those candidates may be allotted a centre from the 2 Indian cities of their choice, in the order of preference.

Documents Required on UCEED 2023 Exam Day

The following are the documents that the candidate must carry to UCEED 2023 Exam Hall:

  • UCEED 2023 Admit Card
  • Government ID Proof such as Aadhar Card, Passport, Voter ID, Driving License, PAN card etc

Read More: UCEED 2023 Exam Centre

UCEED 2023 Exam Pattern

UCEED 2023 exam is a computer-based online examination in English. UCEED exam mainly consists of 3 sections Numerical Answer Type (NAT) Questions, Multiple Select Questions (MSQ), and Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ), for a total of 300 marks. The paper will consist of two parts, i.e., Part A and Part B. The candidate must take note of UCEED 2023 Exam Pattern so that they can prepare well for the exam.

UCEED 2023 Exam Pattern
Elements Details
Mode of Exam Online (Computer Based Test)
Duration 3 hours
Total marks Part A - 240 MarksPart B - 60 MarksTotal: 300 marks
Sections Part A (Section 1, 2, and 3) and Part B
Duration Part A- 150 Minutes, Part B- 30 Minutes

Part A: Part A of UCEED 2023 will consist of three sections, i.e., Section I, II, & III, with Total Marks of 240 with a Time Duration of 2 hours 30 mins. It will be administered through a Computer-based test. The three sections of Part A of UCEED 2023 Exam have been listed below.

  • Section I- NAT (Numeric Answer Type) 
  • Section II- MSQ (Multiple Select Question) 
  • Section III- MCQ (Multiple Choice Question) 

Part B: Part B consists of just 1 question to test the candidate's drawing skills. The question will be displayed on the computer screen, and the answer has to be written/ drawn in the answer book provided by the invigilator. The candidate must complete Part B in 30 minutes, and a total of 60 marks can be secured.

UCEED Exam Pattern
Section Number of Questions Question Numbers Marks if Correct Marks if Wrong Total Marks
Part-A (240 marks, 2 hours 30 mins)
NAT 18 1—18 4 0 72
MSQ 18 19—36 Partial marking -1 72
MCQ 32 37—68 3 −0.71 96
Part-B (60 marks, 30 mins)
 Drawing  1 1 60 0 60
TOTAL (Part-A and Part-B combined): 300 MARKS

Read More: UCEED 2023 Exam Pattern

UCEED 2023 Syllabus

UCEED to have a new syllabus and exam structure effective 2024 onwards. IIT Bombay revised the UCEED 2024 syllabus on Mar 6, 2023. Candidates can download the revised syllabus for UCEED 2024 exam from the official website. Candidates appearing in UCEED exam in the next session (2023) can continue to follow the old syllabus. IIT Bombay announced that a new syllabus and test pattern will be used in 2024. UCEED entrance exam will be divided into two parts, according to the revised UCEED exam pattern: Part A and Part B. Part A will be computer-based, but Part B will have questions displayed on the screen. Still, answers must be written/drawn on the answer booklet provided at the exam hall. In the new format, the Part B exam will last 60 minutes.

UCEED 2023 syllabus is based on the 10+2 model of education. Understanding the formation of questions from different subjects is important to crack the exam. Since UCEED 2023 exam is opted for by many students from different streams (Arts, Commerce & Science), UCEED 2023 Syllabus mainly covers topics common for design purposes. All students can easily solve it.

Part A Detailed Syllabus

The detailed UCEED syllabus of Part A is discussed below.

Environmental and Social Awareness

Awareness of social and cultural connection with the design, history of the designed artifact, and socially responsible sculpture, history of art and literature. General awareness of environmental factors such as climate, water, population, vegetation, etc.

Language and Creativity

Students' ability to think creatively in terms of alternatives, understand and use Standard English, distinguish innovative options and think out of the box, reading comprehension, and knowledge of English grammar will be seen in this section.

Design thinking and problem

This section will check the ability to use metaphors and visual analogies, understand complexity, signs, and symbols, identify problems, evaluate options, and select solutions to generate alternatives.

Observation and Design Sensitivity

The candidate's ability to detect concealed properties in ordinary things and situations and to think critically about them, people, and events will be checked. Also, this section shows the candidate's ability to discern subtle differences in visual properties & aesthetic outcomes will be seen.

Analytical & Logical Reasoning

The candidate's ability to look at information, be it qualitative or quantitative, and discern patterns within the information will be checked. Student's ability to use structured thinking and logic to deduce from a short passage which of several statements is the most accurate response to a posed question will also be seen.

Visualization and Spatial Ability

Diagrammatic questions & pictorial questions to test understanding of transformation and manipulation of 3D objects and 2D shapes and their spatial relationships, knowledge of practical and everyday mechanical and scientific concepts.

Part B Detailed Syllabus

It comprises the drawing section where candidates must draw products, scenes, or people, considering factors such as quality, proportion, composition, shading, and perspective.

Read More: UCEED 2023 Syllabus

UCEED Reference Books

Candidates preparing for the UCEED entrance exam must study from good reference books available in the market. Candidates can get good resources online as well. A few of the good reference books which can help you in the preparation for UCEED exam are given below.

  • NID-NIFT-UCEED-CEED Workbook by Ar. Revati Shantanu Parkhi and Rhythm Singh Kachhawa
  • UCEED Mock Test Series 2020-21
  • Guide for NIFT/NID/IIFT 2020- 21 by Arihant Publications
  • NIFT, NID & IIFT Entrance Exam Guide By D Mittal
  • NIFT Entrance Examination Preparation Course By Prashant Kumar
  • Self Study Guide – NIFT 10 Mock Papers By D. Mittal

Read More: UCEED Reference Books

How to Prepare for UCEED 2023?

Candidates aspiring to write UCEED 2023 can use the following tips to crack UCEED exam.

  • Go through the Syllabus and start preparing according to the prescribed Syllabus.
  • Though it is a Computer Based Test, questions based on drawings will be asked so be prepared with concepts related to drawings.
  • Be prepared with basic concepts of Science, Maths, and Computer Science.
  • Refer to various reference books and previous year's question papers to know about the types of questions asked
  • Plan your everyday activity to manage time
  • Prepare notes whenever you are studying and refer to them later.
  • Take mock tests frequently to assess your performance.
  • For better results, revise before UCEED exam.

UCEED 2023 Answer Key

UCEED 2023 provisional answer key released on Jan 24, 2023, and candidates can raise objections against the answer key was till Jan 26, 2023, up to 5 PM. Candidates must visit the official website to download the answer key and raise objections. The conducting body released the UCEED 2023 final answer key on Jan 30, 2023. 

Read More: UCEED 2023 Answer Key

UCEED 2023 Result

The conducting body has declared UCEED 2023 results on Mar 9, 2023. Additionally, candidates would be able to download UCEED scorecards from Mar 11- Jun 13, 2023.

UCEED result is usually shown in the form of a UCEED 2023 Rank List. The candidates need to use their User ID and Password (created during the registration process) for viewing UCEED 2023 Results on the webpage. UCEED 2023 qualified students will be able to download their Scorecards from the official website. The candidates must not assume that obtaining a rank in UCEED 2023 will guarantee admission to the B.Des program.

How to Download UCEED 2023 Result?

The candidates can follow the steps given below to download UCEED Result from the official website.

  • Step 1: Candidates must go to the official website
  • Step 2: Click on the Result link
  • Step 3: Enter your Email ID and Password to log in
  • Step 4: Download and take a Printout of UCEED Result

UCEED Result Sharing Institutes 2023

Several more institutions will accept UCEED results in addition to the partnering institutions for admission to their undergraduate design courses. These institutions (UCEED result-sharing institutions) differ from UCEED participating institutions because they will not participate in IIT Bombay's joint seat allocation process. The following is a list of 2023 UCEED result-sharing institutes:

The following institutions are not UCEED 2023 participants. For the purpose of filling some undergraduate seats, they will use the UCEED 2023 results.

  • World University of Design, Sonepat, Haryana
  • Alliance University, Bengaluru
  • RV University, Bengaluru
  • JK Lakshmipat University, Jaipur
  • Department of Design, Netaji Subhas University of Technology (NSUT), New Delhi
  • Footwear Design & Development Institute (FDDI)
  • Institute of Design, Nirma University, Ahmedabad
  • Srishti Manipal Institute of Art, Design, and Technology, Bengaluru
  • FLAME University, Pune
  • Presidency University, Bangalore
  • Lovely Professional University, Phagwara, Punjab
  • MIT ID Indore - Avantika University
  • CEPT University, Ahmedabad, Gujarat
  • ARCH College of Design and Business, Jaipur

Read More: UCEED 2023 Results

UCEED 2023 Cut Off 

UCEED Cut off is the minimum mark the candidates must score to qualify for UCEED exam. IIT Bombay was expected to release the cut off for UCEED 2023 online on Feb 9, 2023. Candidates must remember that the cutoff may vary for different categories.

UCEED cut off depends on several factors which include the availability of the seats, the number of candidates who appeared for UCEED exam, the difficulty level of UCEED exam and previous years' cutoff trends. IIT Bombay has released UCEED Cut off 2020 for different sections. UCEED cut off based on category is given below:

Participating Colleges Opening Ranks for General Category (AIR) Closing Ranks for General Category (AIR)
IIT Bombay 1 15
IIT Guwahati 17 61
IIT Hyderabad 21 53
IIITDM Jabalpur 55 93

Read More: UCEED Cutoff 2023

UCEED 2023 Rank List

UCEED 2023 Rank List will be prepared based on the total marks. The candidates who score the minimum prescribed marks in each section and the minimum total marks will be included in the Rank List.

If two candidates have scored the same total marks, a tiebreaker policy will be used to award the rank. The policy used is stated below:

  • The candidate who has scored the highest marks in Section B will be awarded a higher rank
  • If the previous policy does not break the tie, Section A marks will be considered
  • If there exists a tie even after that, the candidates will be awarded the same rank

The minimum marks prescribed for each category are as follows:

UCEED 2023 Minimum Marks
List Min. Total Marks
Common Rank List 100
OBC-NCL Rank List 90
SC Rank List 50
ST Rank List 50
PWD Rank List 50

UCEED 2023 Selection Process

The candidates whose names are on the rank list will be called for the counselling process. Only the candidates who satisfy all UCEED eligibility criteria will be given admission to B. Des Course

Available Seats for Academic Year 2023-24

Admission to the Bachelor of Design (B.Des) programs at IIT Bombay, IIT Guwahati, IIT Hyderabad, & IIITDM Jabalpur are done through the Undergraduate Common Entrance Exam and the following table shows the revised category-wise distribution of available seats in 4 institutes.

IITB 15 - 4 - 10 - 5 - 3 - 37*
IITG 23 1 6 0 14 1 7 1 4 0 56
IITH 9 0 2 0 5 0 3 0 1 0 20
IIITDMJ 27 0 6 0 18 0 10 0 5 0 66
Total 74 1 18 0 48 1 25 1 13 0 179

Note: *PD reservations @ 5% (total 2 seats in all above programmes) will be horizontal (i.e. PD candidates will consume seats from their birth category quota)

Guidelines for UCEED 2023

  • Candidates must carry a printed copy of the downloaded UCEED 2023 Admit Card. Only those candidates having a valid UCEED 2023 Admit Card will be allowed inside the examination centre
  • Invigilators and the IIT representatives will verify the candidate’s identity. If the candidate's identity is in doubt, the candidate may not be allowed to appear for the examination. However, at their discretion, the authorities may permit the candidate to appear for the examination after completing certain formalities. No extra time will be allowed for completing the examination instead of the time taken for completing these formalities
  • Impersonation in UCEED 2023 examination is a serious offense that will thereby result in immediate disqualification of the candidate from UCEED, and lead to a criminal proceeding against the candidate
  • Candidates will NOT be allowed to carry any electronic device (mobile phones, smartphones, digital/ smart watches, calculators, tablets, etc.), abacus, slide rule, logbooks, study material of any type, geometry box, etc. to the Examination Hall. A list of forbidden items will be put up on the website before the exam if there are additional items.
  • Candidates have to remain in the examination hall for the entire duration of UCEED 2023 examination

UCEED Contact Details

If there are any queries related to UCEED 2023 exam, the candidates can contact the official conducting authority. The details are given below.

  • Address: Chairman, JEE (Advanced), UCEED & CEED 2023, IIT Bombay, Powai, Mumbai 400076
  • Phone: +91-22-2576 4063/9093/9094
  • Fax: +91-22-2572-0305
  • Email: [email protected]


What does UCEED 2023 stand for?

UCEED stands for Undergraduate Common Entrance Examination for Design. It is a national level entrance exam offering admissions to design courses in various IITs and other participating institutes.

When will the UCEED 2023 result be declared?

UCEED 2023 results released on Mar 9, 2023.

Does the exam evaluation follow a negative marking scheme?

Yes, there is negative marking in Section B and Section C. 0.19 mark will be deducted for an incorrect answer in Section B whereas in Section C 0.71 mark will be deducted.

I appeared for UCEED last year and did not join any course after that. Am I eligible to attempt UCEED 2023?

Yes, you can attempt the UCEED examination only twice in 2 consecutive years. However, the scores obtained in the examination are valid only throughout the corresponding academic year.

When will the counselling process begin for UCEED 2023?

UCEED 2023 Counselling will commence from Mar 14, 2023.


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