UCEED 2017

1. UCEED Important Dates
2. Examination Schedule for UCEED 2017
3. UCEED 2017 Test Centers
4. Online Application for UCEED 2017
5. Eligibility Criteria
6. Qualifying Examination
7. Nationality
8. Documents Required for applying for UCEED 2017
9. Reservation of Seats
10. Available Seats
11. Application Fee
12. Syllabus
13. Examination Day
14. Fee Structure
15. UCEED Question Paper
16. UCEED 2017 Results
17. UCEED Rank Lists
18. UCEED Admit Card
19. UCEED Information Brochure
20. Official Website

  1. UCEED Important Dates

Start date for Online ApplicationOct 17, 2016, 17:00
Last date for Online ApplicationNov 11, 2016, 23:45
Last date for Online Application with Late FeeNov 18, 2016, 23:45
Start date for Admit Card downloadingDec 26, 2016, 17:00
Last date for rectification of discrepancies in the admit cardJan 9, 2016, 17:00
UCEED 2017 ExaminationJan 22, 2017
Release of UCEED 2017 Draft Answer KeysJan 28, 2017, 17:00
Last date for sending Comments about Draft Answer KeysJan 31, 2017, 17:00
Declaration of resultFeb 20, 2017, 17:00
Start date for Score Card downloadingFeb 27, 2017, 17:00
Application for B. Des. programmeJune 10-25, 2017
Seat allotment round 1July 04, 2017
Seat allotment round 2July 10, 2017
Seat allotment round 3July 15, 2017

  2. Examination Schedule for UCEED 2017

UCEED is a computer based examination for 3 hours duration and will be held as per the following schedule:

Date:Sunday, January 22, 2017
Session 1:10:00 to 13:00
Session 2 (reserve):14:00 to 17:00

Every effort will be made to complete the examination in Session 1. In the unlikely event of any technical problem in any of the exam centres, the exam may be conducted in Session 2, only for those candidates in the affected centres.

Candidates appearing for UCEED 2017 are therefore advised to make their travel arrangements accordingly.

In case the exam is conducted in Session 2, the question paper will be different from that of Session 1, but with the same number of questions, same total marks and with similar difficulty levels, which will be moderated for consistency and parity.

  3. UCEED 2017 Test Centers

UCEED 2017 will be held in the following 19 cities in India: Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Bhubaneswar, Chandigarh, Chennai, Delhi, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Indore, Jaipur, Kanpur, Kolkata, Kozhikode, Mumbai, Nagpur, Patna, Pune, Raipur and Thiruvananthapuram.

Candidates should compulsorily opt 3 cities of their choice, in the order of preference, at the time of online application. Once the application is submitted, request for change of city will NOT be entertained under any circumstances.

If enough number of candidates are not available in a listed city, then that city may be dropped from the final list, and those candidates will be allotted a centre in the city of either their second choice or third choice. Additionally, because of operational contingencies, the UCEED 2017 Committee reserves the right to add a new city/town or remove an existing one and allot a city/town that may not be among any of the choices of a candidate.

A listed city may have more than one examination centre. A request for change of a centre within the same city/town will NOT be permitted under any circumstances.

  4. Online Application for UCEED 2017

Candidates should apply for appearing in UCEED 2017. Application can be done ONLY online through the application portal linked from www.uceed.in.

  5. Eligibility Criteria

Candidates, including foreign nationals and PIO/OCI card holders, must fulfil each and every one of the following three criteria to appear in UCEED 2017.

The candidate should have been born on or after October 1, 1997 if belonging to the GEN or OBC-NCL category and on or after October 1, 1992 if belonging to the SC, ST or PwD category.

A candidate can attempt UCEED for a maximum of two times and that too in consecutive years. Note that UCEED score is valid for one year, and only for admissions in the corresponding academic year.

The candidate should have passed the qualifying examination (Class XII or equivalent) in 2016, OR appearing in 2017. Those who appeared for the first time in their qualifying examination in 2015 or earlier are NOT eligible.

  6. Qualifying Examination

• The final examination of the 10+2 system, conducted by a Central or State Board recognized by the Association of Indian Universities (www.aiuweb.org).
• Intermediate or two-year Pre-University examination conducted by a Board or University recognized by the Association of Indian Universities.
• Final examination of the two-year course of the Joint Services Wing of the National Defence Academy.
• Senior Secondary School Examination conducted by the National Institute of Open Schooling with a minimum of five subjects.
• Any Public School, Board or University examination in India or in a foreign country recognized as equivalent to the 10+2 system by the Association of Indian Universities (AIU).
• H.S.C. vocational examination.
• A Diploma recognized by the All India Council for Technical Education (www.aicte-india.org) or a State Board of Technical Education of at least 3 years duration.
• General Certificate Education (GCE) examination (London, Cambridge or Sri Lanka) at the Advanced (A) level.
• High School Certificate Examination of the Cambridge University or International Baccalaureate Diploma of the International Baccalaureate Office, Geneva.
• Candidates who have completed Class XII (or equivalent) examination outside India or from a Board not specified above should produce a certificate from the Association of Indian Universities to the effect that the examination they have passed is equivalent to the Class XII examination.
• In case the Class XII examination is not a public examination, the candidate must have passed at least one public (Board or Pre-University) examination earlier.

  7. Nationality

Candidates who are NOT citizens of India at the time of registering for UCEED 2017 (by birth or naturalization) are treated as foreign nationals. Seats allotted to foreign nationals are supernumerary with a cap of 10% of total available seats in the course. The availability of supernumerary seats will be announced at the time of seat allocation.

The seats allotted to OCI/PIO card holders will be under Open category, but not supernumerary. Foreign Nationals and OCI/PIO card holders are outside the ambit of reservations. However, appearing in UCEED is a must for ALL candidates for the admission.

Foreign Nationals and PIO/OCI card holders are required to submit relevant supporting documents at the time online application.

  8. Documents Required for applying for UCEED 2017

Given below is a list of certificates and other documents that are to be uploaded at the time of online application for UCEED 2017. The certificates must be in the Central Government format as given in the appendix.

• A recent colour photograph of full frontal (face) view, with the head centred in the frame covering 70-80% of the photograph and taken within the last six months. The photograph should be such that it allows unambiguous identification of the candidate (only JPEG image formats with file extension .jpg will be accepted).
• Scanned copy of candidate’s full signature on white paper (only JPEG image formats with file extension .jpg will be accepted).
• Qualifying examination certificate (XII marksheet), if appeared in 2016 (only PDF formats with file extension .pdf will be accepted).
• For candidates appearing in 2017, a certificate from the school/college principal in the given format (Annexure 1) should be uploaded (only PDF formats with file extension .pdf will be accepted). The address, email and phone number to be filled in the form are that of the school/college. After you have scanned and uploaded the PDF of Annexure 1, keep the form safe. The same form is to be produced in original, as the photo ID along with the Admit Card at the examination centre on examination day.
• If the name is not same as in the Class XII certificate, gazette notification showing the change of name (only PDF formats with file extension .pdf will be accepted).

• OBC-NCL (Annexure 4), Caste (for SC), tribe (for ST) or PwD certificate (Annexure 2 or Annexure 3) issued by a competent authority (only PDF formats with file extension .pdf will be accepted).
• The OBC-NCL certificate must be issued on or after April 1, 2016 and conforming to the latest guidelines of the Government of India. However UCCED qualified candidates when they apply for for B.Des admissions in June 2017, must submit an updated OBC-NCL certificate that is issued on or after April 1, 2017 and conforming to the latest guidelines of the Government of India. Visit www.ncbc.nic.in for the latest guidelines and updates of the Central List of State-wise OBCs.

• Disability certificate (Annexure 2) issued by a district medical board / competent authority (only PDF formats with file extension .pdf will be accepted).

• Nationality Certificate. This could be copy of birth certicate, relevant pages from the passport, or any other official Government issued document certifying candidate’s nationality.
• PIO/OCI card holder would have to upload copies of their PIO/OCI document along with their Nationality Certificate (as above).

  9. Reservation of Seats

Indian nationals belonging to certain categories are admitted under the seats reserved for them in accordance with the rules of the Government of India. The categories and the extent of reservation are as follows:

• Other Backward Classes belonging to the Non- Creamy Layer (OBC-NCL) – 27% of seats in the course. The backward class should be in the current central list of OBCs (http://www.ncbc.nic.in).
• Candidates belonging to the creamy layer of OBC are NOT entitled for reservation. Such candidates are treated as belonging to the OPEN (i.e., unreserved) category.
• Scheduled Caste (SC) – 15% of seats in the course.
• Scheduled Tribe (ST) – 7.5% of seats in the course.
• The benefit of reservation will be given only to those castes and tribes that are mentioned in the respective central list of corresponding states published by the Government of India. (http:// socialjustice.nic.in/sclist.php and http://tribal.nic. in/Content/list of Scheduled Tribes in India.aspx).
• The 3% reservation for PwD candidates is cycled over in a 4-year period, category-wise, as per rules pertaining to the admitting institute. If a PwD seat remains unfilled in a particular year, it will be reverted back to the category from which the PwD seat was assigned for that year.
• Leprosy-cured candidates who are otherwise fit to pursue the course are also included in PwD category.
• Candidates belonging to the OBC-NCL, SC, ST and PwD categories will be declared as qualified on the basis of a relaxed criterion.
• Unfilled seats in the OBC-NCL category can be allotted to OPEN category candidates whereas seats remaining vacant under the SC and ST categories shall NOT be allotted to candidates belonging to other categories.

• The category chosen by a candidate at the time of registration for UCEED 2016 will be final and requests for any change of category will NOT be entertained at a later date.

  10. Available Seats

The following table shows category-wise distribution of the available seats in Bachelor of Design (B.Des) programmes at IIT Bombay, IIT Guwahati and IIITDM Jabalpur for the academic year 2017-2018:


  11. Application Fee

The application fee structure for UCEED 2017 is as following:

CategoryMaleFemaleThird Gender
Gen/OBC/OBC-NCL₹ 2000₹ 1000₹ 2000
SC/ST/PwD₹ 1000₹ 1000₹ 1000

NOTE: As per latest order of Supreme Court of India, third gender includes only trans-genders, eunuchs and hijras. Lesbians, gays and bisexuals need to select either Male or Female option as appropriate.

• The application fee shown above DOES NOT INCLUDE processing fees, service and other charges that the banks may levy.

• Detailed instructions related to the payment of application fee are given on the online application form.

  12. Syllabus

The exam will have questions from the following six topics:

Pictorial and diagrammatic questions to test: understanding of transformation and/or manipulation of 2D shapes and 3D objects and their spatial relationships; knowledge of practical and everyday mechanical and scientific concepts.

Ability to detect concealed properties in ordinary things, people, situations, and events, and thinking critically about them. Applying attention to certain details, analysing, reasoning, classifying, inferring and predicting. Ability to discern subtle differences in visual properties and aesthetic outcomes.

General awareness of environmental factors such as climate, population, water, vegetation, pollution, weather, natural resources etc., and their implications on the design of products, images, infrastructure and environment. Awareness of social and cultural connection with design, history of the designed artefact, and socially responsible and environmentally sustainable design responses. History of art, sculpture and literature.

Ability to look at information, be it qualitative or quantitative in nature, and discern patterns within the information. Ability to weigh opinions, arguments or solutions against appropriate criteria. Ability to check for hidden bias or hidden assumptions and whether evidence and argument support conclusions. 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. Data Interpretation, brainteasers, and patterns.

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. & vocabulary skills. Ability to think creatively in terms of alternatives, ability to distinguish innovative options and think out of the box.

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

  13. Examination Day

Day of the Examination

Candidates must carry a printed copy of the downloaded admit card. Only candidates having a valid admit card will be allowed to write the examination.

The candidate’s identity will be verified by invigilators as well as IIT representatives. If the identity of the candidate is in doubt, the candidate may not be allowed to appear for the examination. However, the authorities at their discretion may permit the candidate to appear for the examination after completing certain formalities. No extra time will be allowed for completing the examination in lieu of the time taken for completing these formalities.

Impersonation in the examination is a serious offence and will lead to disqualification of the candidate from UCEED, and lead to criminal proceeding against the candidate.

o Candidates will NOT be allowed to carry any electronic device (mobile phones, smart phones, digital/smart watches, calculators, tablets etc.), abacus, slide rule, log books, 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 the paper.

  14. Fee Structure

The fee structure for 2017-2018 will be made available on respective institute websites closer to the date of admissions. For a general idea you may refer to the 2016-2017 detailed fee structure from the documents linked below:

• IIT Bombay
• IIT Guwahati
• IITDM Jabalpur

  15. UCEED Question Paper

  16. UCEED 2017 Results

Results will be declared on 20 February, 2017.

UCEED results will be available on the website. Candidates need to use their login ID and password (created during online application) for viewing the results on the webpage.

UCEED qualified students will be able to download their score cards from 27 Febrary, 2017.

Hard copy of the UCEED score card will not be available and hence will not be sent to the qualified candidates.

Obtaining a rank in UCEED 2017 does not guarantee admission to the B.Des. programme. Qualified candidates have to apply for B.Des.

  17. UCEED Rank Lists

Rank lists will be prepared based on the total marks in UCEED 2017.

There will be no separate category-wise rank lists. However, cut-off marks for each category will be mentioned in the rank list.

If the total marks scored by two or more candidates are same, then the following tie-break policy will be used for awarding ranks:
i. Higher rank will be assigned to the candidate who has obtained higher marks in Section B.
ii. If this does not break the tie, higher rank will be assigned to the candidate who has obtained higher marks in Section A.
iii. If there is a tie even after this, candidates will be assigned the same rank.

Only candidates who score the minimum prescribed marks in each Section of the question paper and minimum total marks will be included in the rank list. The minimum prescribed marks varies with the category. These are as shown in the following table.

However, the UCEED Committee reserves the right to decrease the minimum % of marks in each section as well as the minimum total marks such that 10×N ranks can be announced, where N is the total number of available seats.

Minimum prescribed marks for inclusion in the rank list:

CategoryMinimum % of marks in each SectionMinimum Total Marks

  18. UCEED Admit Card

Candidates whose application is complete in all aspects will be able to download the admit card from this website from 26 December 2016, 17:00 hours.

The admit card will bear the following details of the candidate: Name, Roll Number for UCEED 2017, photograph, signature, examination schedule, examination centre details and instructions to candidates.

Candidates should carefully examine the entries in the admit card and in case of any discrepancy, contact the Chairman, UCEED 2017 at IIT Bombay before 9 January 2017, 17:00 hours.

In case the admit card is not available for download, the candidate should contact the Chairperson, UCEED 2016 at IIT Bombay.

A copy of the downloaded admit card should be produced at the time of examination.

  19. UCEED Information Brochure

  20. Official Website