UCEED 2023 Exam: Application Form, Exam Dates, Admit Card, Syllabus

19 Nov 2022 5 Mins Read By: EXPRTO

Undergraduate Common Entrance Examination for Design [UCEED] is a national-level entrance exam conducted by IIT Bombay. UCEED is conducted for admission to Bachelor in Design [B.Des] course in IIT Bombay, Delhi, Guwahati, Hyderabad, and IIITDM Jabalpur and other IITs.. 

UCEED exam 2023 will be conducted in 24 cities across the country. The exam of UCEED is conducted once a year in two parts - Part A and Part B. According to the exam pattern of UCEED, Part A will be conducted in computer-based mode and Part B will be conducted in the pen-and-paper mode for a collective duration of three hours. 

UCEED exam 2023: Highlights



Full Exam Name

Undergraduate Common Entrance Examination for Design

Short Exam Name


Conducting Body

Indian Institute of Technology Bombay [IIT Bombay]

Frequency of Conduct

Once a year

Exam Level

National Level Exam



Mode of Application


Application Fee (General)

3600 Rs [Online]

Mode of Exam


Mode of Counseling

Online / Offline

Participating Colleges


Exam Duration

3 Hours

UCEED Important Dates 2023

It is essential for candidates to keep in mind the important dates of UCEED to avoid missing any crucial event. For convenience, Exprto has listed below UCEED 2023 important dates.

Important Dates for UCEED



Online registration for UCEED 2023 starts

September 30, 2022

Last date to submit applications (Regular fee)

November 9, 2022

Deadline to submit applications with late fees

November 16, 2022

Issue of admit cards

January 13, 2023

Last date for rectification of discrepancies in admit card

January 17, 2023 (5 pm)

UCEED 2023 exam date

January 22, 2023

Release of the draft answer key

January 24, 2023

Filing of objections against the draft answer key

January 24, 2023, to January 26, 2023 (5 pm)

Release of the final answer key

January 30, 2023

Cut-off marks for Part-A

February 9, 2023

Declaration of UCEED 2023 results

March 9, 2023

Availability of UCEED 2023 scorecard

March 11, 2023

B.Des application process for admission at participating institutes (for Indian candidates)

March 14, 2023, to March 31, 2023

UCEED seat allotment round 1

April 10, 2023

UCEED seat allotment round 2

May 10, 2023

UCEED seat allotment round 3

June 10, 2023

UCEED 2023 Eligibility Criteria

There are certain prerequisites that candidates need to fulfill to be eligible for applying for UCEED exam 2023. Candidates must go through the eligibility criteria thoroughly to ensure that they fulfill all the requirements as informed by the exam conducting authority. Candidates can check below for the eligibility criteria of UCEED 2023.

Eligibility Criteria for UCEED 2023 Application

  1. Date of birth - To be eligible for UCEED 2023, candidates belonging to the open or OBC-NCL category should be born on or after October 1, 1998. Those candidates belonging to SC, ST, or PWD categories must be born on or after October 1, 1993.
  2. Maximum number of attempts - UCEED 2023 aspiring candidates can only be two times in consecutive years.
  3. Educational Qualification - For eligibility in UCEED 2023 aspiring candidates from all/any streams must have passed the class 12th examination or equivalent in the year 2022 or will be appearing in 2023. Those candidates who have passed the examination in 2021 or before are not eligible for the UCEED 2023 examination.

Eligibility Criteria for B.Des course after UCEED Examination

  1. All the above-mentioned requirements are to be fulfilled by the candidates.
  2. They must obtain qualifying marks in the UCEED exam 2023.
  3. Candidates from the science stream with physics, chemistry, and math, as subjects are eligible to apply for admission to IIT Bombay, IIT Guwahati, IIT Hyderabad, and IIITDM Jabalpur. Candidates from any other stream, that is science without physics, chemistry or math, commerce, arts, or humanities, are eligible to apply to only IIT Bombay, and IIITDM Jabalpur.

UCEED Application Process 2023

Aspiring candidates must note the process to fill out the application form for UCEED 2023 exam. For convenience, we have listed the same below.

  1. Candidates must fill UCEED 2023 application form within the given dates through the online portal www.uceed.iitb.ac.in.
  2. The details required for the registration of candidates include name, date of birth, email address, and mobile number.
  3. On completing the registration process candidates will have to next fill in their personal and academic details in UCEED application form 2023.  They also have to mention three choices for the UCEED exam center.
  4. Candidates need to pay the fee through online mode which is through net banking, debit, and credit card

Documents Required to Fill UCEED 2023 Application Form

  • Recent colored photograph
  • Certificate from school/college principal, if they are appearing in 2023
  • Qualifying examination certificate if appeared in 2022 or before
  • Date of birth proof, such as passport, SSC certificate, or birth certificate
  • A scanned copy of the candidate's full signature on the white sheet/paper

UCEED Admit Card 2023

The exam conducting authority will issue UCEED 2023 admit card on January 13, 2023. Candidates are required to download the admit card of UCEED in the given timeline and verify all the details mentioned in the same. In case of any discrepancy, aspiring candidates must ensure that they get them rectified before the exam date.

UCEED Exam Pattern 2023

Candidates can check below for the exam pattern of UCEED 2023 exam that will be conducted by IIT Bombay in two parts - Part A and Part B. 

UCEED Exam Pattern



Exam Duration

3 hours

Mandatory Parts of Question Paper

Part A and Part B

Part A - Section 1 inclusions

NAT (Numerical Answer Type)

Part A - Section 2 inclusions

MSQ (Multiple Select Questions)

Part A - Section 3 inclusions

MCQ (Multiple Choice Questions)

Part B inclusions

A drawing test for 60 marks to be completed in 30 minutes

UCEED 2023 Marking Scheme


Number of Questions

Marks if Correct

Marks if Wrong

Marks if not Attempted

Total Marks

Part A

Section 1 - NAT






Section 2 - MSQ


Partial Marking




Section 3 - MCQ






Part B






UCEED Result 2023

IIT  Bombay will declare UCEED 2023 result on the aforementioned date in online mode. Candidates will be required to enter their login credentials, which are their email ID and password in the Candidate Portal to access the result of UCEED. The exam conducting authority will release UCEED result 2023 in the form of a scorecard and made available for download at uceed.iitb.ac.in and will be valid for a period of one year. 

For more information on the upcoming competitive examinations and details regarding them, aspiring candidates can connect with the team at Exprto by clicking here. 

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