UCEED Counselling 2023: Registration (Mar 14), Allotment (Apr 10)

Result Date

Mar 9, 2023

Mar 14, 2023 | Design


UCEED counselling 2023 registration window will open today, Mar 14, 2023, from 5 PM. The last date to register for the counselling is till Mar 31, 2023. UCEED counselling 2023 round 1 seat allotment result will be declared on Apr 10, 2023. Candidates can find the detailed counselling schedule in the article below.

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.

UCEED 2023 counselling will be conducted in three rounds, rounds I, II and III, so that candidates can get admission in the B.Des program at the participating colleges. Candidates will be allotted seats based on their rank, category and choice of institutes. During the UCEED seat allotment 2023 process, candidates writing UCEED 2023 will have to exercise either the 'freeze' or 'float' option.

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Table of Contents

UCEED 2023 Counselling Schedule

Candidates can take a look at the counselling schedule in the table below. The candidates must follow the set of procedures specified by the authorities to participate in the counselling round. 

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

How to Check UCEED 2023 Seat Allotment Result?

Candidates can check the UCEED seat allocation results by doing as follows:

  • Step 1: Candidates must visit a reputable counselling website.
  • Step 2:Select the appropriate seat allocation PDF link under the Announcements section.
  • Step 3: Save the UCEED seat allocation PDF by downloading it.

UCEED Seat Matrix 2023

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.

UCEED 2022 Seat Allotment Sample

Details Mentioned in UCEED Seat Allotment Result

The following data will be included in the UCEED 2023 seat allocation results:

  • List of allotments with UCEED cut off (opening and closing ranks)
  • Roll counts of candidates offered seats by colleges
  • Number of candidates on the roll
  • Status (new allotment, Upgrade, etc) (fresh allotment, Upgrade, etc.)

UCEED Counselling 2023 - Eligibility Criteria for Applying for B.Des  

To participate in UCEED 2023 counseling, the candidate needs to meet the following conditions.


Eligibility Criteria for Participation in CEED counselling 2023

Age Limit

For General/ OBC- Candidates who are born on or after Oct 1, 1997, and; for SC, ST and PwD category- candidates born on or after Oct 1, 1992, are eligible to apply for the UCEED counselling 2023 process.

UCEED 2023 qualification

The candidate must have qualified in UCEED 2023, i.e., OBTAINED a rank in UCEED 2023

Qualifying examination

  • The applicant must have passed all five of the qualifying examination's five topics in 2022 or 2023 (Class XII or equivalent). Those who took their qualifying test for the first time in 2021 or earlier are NOT eligible.
  • Candidates from the Science Stream may apply to ANY of the five participating institutes if they have Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics as subjects.
  • IIT Bombay, IIT Delhi, and IIT Hyderabad are open to applicants from any other stream, including Science without Mathematics, Physics, or Chemistry, Commerce, and Arts & Humanities.
  • Only students with Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, or Biology as a 10+2 subject are eligible for admission to BDes at IIITDM Jabalpur.
  • For IIITDM Jabalpur's BDes admissions, 10+2 students majoring in the arts or humanities are ineligible to apply.
  • Appearing for the qualifying exam 2023.
  • Such applicants should make sure that (a) all portions of their final test are finished by the time they apply for admission, and (b) documentation proving they passed the qualifying examination and meet the necessary requirements is presented to the accepting institute by Sep 30, 2023.
  • There is no passing grade; only letter grades are offered.
  • The candidate should get a certificate from the qualifying Examination Board identifying the passing grade and upload it along with the grade sheet if the qualifying Examination Board simply assigns letter grades and does not indicate the passing grade on the grade sheet. In the absence of such a certificate, the UCI Committee's judgement will be final.

UCEED 2023 Counseling Procedure

There will be a total of THREE rounds of joint seat distribution. The following describes the step-by-step counselling procedure.

  • Step 1: Candidates must submit the B.Des application form
  • Step 2: Acceptance of a seat offer and payment of the seat acceptance fee
  • Step 3: Post the available seat allocations
  • Step 4: Presenting oneself to the designated institute

Step 1: Registration Process for UCEED Counselling 2023

UCEED application period for B.Des programmes will be held at IIT Bombay from Mar 14 - Mar 31, 2023. The IIT Bombay UCEED 2023 Admission Portal will be used for the application procedure.

Candidates can fill up the UCEED application form for BDes admissions by following the instructions below:

  • Step 1: Candidates must visit the uceed.iitb.ac.in/2023/ official exam website and select the B. Des application portal link.
  • Step 2: Utilize your registered email address and password to log into the account.
  • Step 3: Complete the BDes application.
  • Step 4: Rank the participating institutions according to your preferences.
  • Step 5: Upload scanned copies of the required paperwork (mentioned below)
  • Step 6: Pay the INR 3,000 application fee with your credit card, debit card, or net banking.
  • Step 7: Fill out and submit the B.Des admission application.

Note: Only up until the application deadline candidates had the option of editing their application forms, including the order of their preferred institutions, and resubmitting them.

Required Documents for UCEED BDes Applications 2023

The following scanned papers must be uploaded by applicants when completing the UCEED application form 2023 for BDes admissions:

  • Signed copy of the first page of the completed application form
  • UCEED 2023 scorecard
  • Qualifying exam (Class 12 or equivalent) mark sheet
  • Photo
  • Signature
  • OBC-NCL/ SC/ ST/ PwD certificate (if applicable)
  • OCI/ PIO card (if applicable)

Step 2: UCEED 2023 Round II Seat Acceptance and Fee Payment Rules 

The seat acceptance fee is INR 60,000 for open-category candidates and INR 15,000 for SC, ST, and PwD candidates.

The following choices are available to candidates who have been assigned a seat in Round II:

  • Accept the seat (it will be frozen) and pay the seat acceptance charge. After paying the cost, the candidate's seat will be confirmed, and he or she will not be considered for an upgrade or allotment in later rounds.
  • Decline the seat - The candidate can decline the seat and not pay the acceptance fee. In this instance, the individual will not be considered for admission.
  • If this option is selected, the candidate's present allotment will be kept, but if a higher-priority seat becomes available, the candidate will be assigned to it. The seat assigned in the previous round is cancelled in this instance.

Step 3: UCEED 2022 Post-seat allotment options

Allotment of First Choice institute: An applicant can ACCEPT (FREEZE), DECLINE, or REJECT an offer from the institute of their FIRST choice.

It should be noted that the applicant will only be considered for seat allocation in later rounds if the seat is allowed. The present allocation will also be cancelled.

Allotment of SECOND/THIRD choice of institute: The candidate will then have the choice of accepting (freezing) the selection or accepting with the request that it be taken into consideration for upward movement (or "floating") in later rounds (if any).

If the candidate accepts the seat, they will not be considered for subsequent rounds as the current allocation is confirmed.

  • If a candidate opts for the "FLOAT" option, the candidate may be offered a higher preference seat (if available) in a subsequent round. The candidate then has the option to accept the higher preference seat or decline it. 
  • If the higher preference seat is accepted, the seat allocated in the previous round will automatically get cancelled. 
  • If the candidate declines the higher preference seat or no higher preference seat is offered (or available), the candidate will continue to hold the current allocation.

Last round of seat allotment

There will be no option to withdraw/ decline an accepted/ allotted seat after the seat allotment results have been announced in the last round.

Payment of Fees to Accept, Freeze, Float

  • The candidate must pay the full seat acceptance cost in order to choose between accepting, freezing, or floating (no partial payment will be accepted). The assigned seat will be cancelled if payment is not made. Additionally, the applicant will not be taken into consideration for seat distribution in any later rounds.
  • Seat acceptance fee to be adjusted against institute fee: The institute charge will be subtracted from the seat acceptance fee. At the time of joining, the fee will be modified.
  • Refund of fees: Fee refund rules are established by the admissions institute if an applicant declines the offered seat after paying the acceptance fee.
  • Refund and withdrawal: Candidates who have paid the seat acceptance fee but choose to withdraw after Round I up until the day before Round III results are announced will receive a refund amount equal to the seat acceptance cost less the seat cancellation fee and processing fee of Rs. 5000. Requests for refunds made after Round III's announcement won't be taken into consideration.

Step 5: Reporting at the Allotted College

The candidate must report to the designated college and finish all admission requirements after accepting the seat and paying for it. When they report, the candidate must bring the originals and copies of all necessary documents.

UCEED 2023 Counselling Details

The seat allotment schedule and the instructions for selected candidates who have qualified for the 1st round of admissions to the B. Des programme at IIT Bombay, IIT Delhi, IIT Guwahati, IIT Hyderabad and IIITDM Jabalpur for Academic Year 2023 will be given below.

UCEED 2023 Result Sharing Institutes

The Institutes participating in UCEED result sharing are listed below.

  1. World University of Design, Sonepat, Haryana
  2. UPES School of Design, Dehradun
  3. Lakshmipat University, Jaipur
  4. Lovely Professional University, Phagwara, Punjab
  5. Department of Design, Nirma University, Ahmedabad
  6. MIT-WPU School of Design, Pune
  7. Symbiosis School of Planning Architecture and Design, Nagpur
  8. CEPT University, Ahmedabad, Gujarat
  9. Jain (Deemed-to-be-University), Bangalore
  10. RV University, Bengaluru
  11. Srishti Manipal Institute of Art, Design and Technology, Bengaluru
  12. MIT ID Ujjain Avantika University, Ujjain
  13. Vidyavardhan’s Institute of Design Environment and Architecture (IDEA), Nashik
  14. Department of Design, Netaji Subhas University of Technology (NSUT), New Delhi
  15. VIT School of Design (V-SIGN), VIT, Vellore
  16. Delhi Technological University, Delhi (formerly Delhi College of Engineering)
  17. Footwear Design & Development Institute (FDDI), Noida
  18. Central Institute of Technology, Kokrajhar.

UCEED Counselling 2023 Highlights

The aspirants who have been shortlisted for the counselling round must keep note of the following important highlights of the counselling process. 

  • Counselling period: The counselling will be conducted after the candidates have submitted their applications form for the B.Des program and the exam has been concluded. 
  • Confirmation call: Once the candidate has cleared the cut-off, and received the rank card, the confirmation call will be generated. 
  • Seat allocation: The eligible candidate will be called for the first round of counselling, and after the first round of counselling, if any IIT UCEED seats are left, then the counselling continues, or else the counselling process closes. Kindly note that the number of rounds for counselling will depend on the total no. of seats in UCEED. 
  • Shortlisting: The candidates will be shortlisted based on the rank list, category and the institution chosen by the candidate. The candidates are advised to check how many seats are there in UCEED for particular institutes before applying. 

How to Check UCEED Seat Allotment 2023 Result?

The steps to check UCEED seat allotment 2023 result are given below.

  • Step 1: Candidates must go to the official site- uceed.iitb.ac.in.
  • Step 2: Click on the UCEED 2nd Round Seat Allotment Result 2023 link.
  • Step 3: The UCEED 2023 second-round seat allotment result will be visible.
  • Step 4: Download and print out the UCEED round 2 seat allotment list in pdf for future reference.

Details Mentioned in UCEED Seat Allotment 2023 for Round 3

The following are details mentioned in UCEED seat allotment for round 3.

  • UCEED roll number of the applicant
  • Opening and closing ranks of Institutes
  • Category
  • Summary of UCEED 2023 Seat Allotment

UCEED Seat Allotment 2023 - Guidelines

The guidelines for UCEED Seat Allotment 2023 are mentioned below.

  • To avoid having their applications cancelled, selected candidates must submit their seat acceptance or decline the admission fee before the deadline.
  • Candidates who have been assigned their first choice of the institute have the option to ACCEPT ('freeze') or DECLINE it.
  • Similarly, applicants who have been assigned their institute's second or third choice have the option of picking ACCEPT ('freeze') or ACCEPT WITH THE OPTION TO BE CONSIDERED FOR UPWARD MOVEMENT ('float') for the next rounds.
  • Candidates who choose "Freeze" will be unable to advance to the next round.
  • Candidates that select the "Float" option indicate that they will accept admission to an institute that is listed in their higher preference list. Otherwise, the candidate will continue to work at their current institution. Such applicants will be considered in the stages of the succeeding admission. There will be no need for these candidates to pay the acceptance fee again.
  • The candidates' seat acceptance cost will be adjusted with the institute fee at the time of admission.
  • Candidates who paid the seat acceptance fee and subsequently decided not to participate in UCEED 2023 counselling can request a refund. A processing cost of Rs 3000 will be deducted from the fees, with the remainder being reimbursed to the candidate. The authorities will only entertain and process refund requests until the third round. Following the completion of the third round, no such claim will be entertained.
  • After the announcement of the UCEED 2023 seat allocation third round, no withdrawals are permitted.

UCEED Counselling 2023 Procedure

Once the results are announced and the cut off is released, the exam conducting authority will begin the counselling process for the shortlisted candidates. UCEED 2023 counselling process is explained below.

  • Counselling fee: The candidate should apply along with the counselling fee. The authority will share the fee details on the official website.
  • Documents Required: The candidate must fill out the application carefully with the correct information and documents required and get admission as IIT Bombay will process the application. The candidates will be shortlisted after all the applications are submitted.
  • Seat Allotment: The counselling will be held in the form of seat allotment that will be based on the rank list, category of the candidate and choice of institutes
  • Allocation process fees: The selected candidate after UCEED 2023 counselling will be sent provisional allotment seats, which will be E-mailed, and the candidate will have to pay a seat acceptance fee.

Documents Required For UCEED Counselling 2023

As part of the admission process, the candidates who clear the cut off will be called for the counselling round. The shortlisted candidates need to carry the following list of documents for the UCEED 2023 counselling process.

Documents Required for the UCEED 2023 Counselling
Documents Details
Photographs The candidate needs to carry at least 2 passport size photos for counselling
Admit card The candidate needs to carry a UCEED 2023 admit card as a proof
Marksheets Class 12 mark sheet along with the original certificates
Caste certificate Caste certificate of the candidate (if applicable)

UCEED 2023 Seat Acceptance Fee

Candidates have to pay INR 2000 as an application fee after furnishing all the details. Candidates can pay the registration fee for UCEED 2023 through net banking, debit card, or credit card. The acceptance fee for each category has been mentioned below.

UCEED 2023 Acceptance Fee
Category Acceptance Fee
Seat Acceptance Fee (Genera/ OBC) INR 60,000
Seat Acceptance Fee (ST/SC/PwD) INR 15,000

UCEED 2023 Category Based Reservation

The details of the category-based reservation are outlined below. 

  • OBC category:
    • The other backward classes belonging to non-creamy layers will be reserved with 27% of the seats in the course. But the name of the backward classes should be in the current central OBC's list
  • SC category:
    • The candidates from this category are treated as qualified and 15% of the total seats in the course will be reserved for SC candidates
  • ST category:
    • A total of 7.5% of the seats in the course will be reserved for the candidates from this category and are considered as qualified candidates
  • Exceptions:
    • Candidates holding OCI/ PIO cards are treated as belonging to the open (OPEN) category, and they will be eligible only for the seats for which everyone is eligible
    • Foreign nationals and OCI/PIO card holders are outside the limit of reservation of seats under the OBC-NCL, SC, ST and PWD categories as specified herein
    • The category chosen by a candidate at the time of application for UCEED 2023 will be final and requests for any change of category will NOT be entertained at a later date

UCEED 2021 Counselling Seat Allotment Round 3: Opening & Closing Ranks

The starting and finishing positions for UCEED admissions based on the third admittance list are listed below. It should be noted that the UCEED cut off for the General category has remained unchanged from UCEED second admission list.

UCEED 2021 Counselling

UCEED Participating Colleges

Opening Ranks for General Category (AIR)

Closing Ranks for General Category (AIR)

IIT Bombay



IIT Guwahati



IIT Hyderabad



IIITDM Jabalpur



Previous Year UCEED Seat Allotment Rounds

While the UCEED seat allocation rounds for 2022 have not yet started, applicants can review the opening and closing ranks for each institute in all the admission rounds during the previous year below for reference:

UCEED 2020 Second Supplementary Round of Seat Allotment

The opening and closing ranks for UCEED admissions based on second supplementary seat allocation are shown in the table below:

UCEED 2020 Counselling

Name of College

Opening Rank for General Category (AIR)

Closing Rank for General Category (AIR)

IIT Bombay



IIT Guwahati



IIT Hyderabad



IIITDM Jabalpur




When will the UCEED counselling 2023 commence?

UCEED counselling 2023 registration process will commence on Mar 14, 2023. Candidates can register till Mar 31, 2023.

How many rounds are there in UCEED counselling 2023?

UCEED counselling 2023 will be conducted in three rounds. Seat Allotment result will be released for each round.

When will the UCEED seat allotment result be declared for round 1?

UCEED counselling 2023 seat allotment for round 1, 2 and 3 will be declared on Apr 10, May 10 and Jun 10, 2023, respectively.

Is there an option for Freeze in the UCEED counselling 2023?

Yes, UCEED counselling 2023 has an option to Accept seat by choosing 'Freeze' or 'Float', after third round of counselling.


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