UCEED Entrance Exam Preparation - The Futurist
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UCEED 2017 will be conducted by Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, under the guidance of the UCEED Admissions Committee 2017. Candidates should note that the mere appearance in UCEED 2017 or being in the rank list neither guarantees nor provides any automatic entitlement to admission. UCEED qualified candidates will have to apply separately for B. Des admissions as per the prescribed procedure described in Part 2 of the Information Brochure. Admissions shall be made in order of merit in each category

UCEED is a centre-based, computer based examination of 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


UCEED 2017 will 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.


Total 105


Age limit:
The candidate should have been born on or after October 1, 1997 if belonging to the OPEN or OBC-NCL category and on or after October 1, 1992 if belonging to the SC, ST or PWD category.

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

Qualifying examination:

The candidate should have passed the qualifying examination (Class XII or equivalent) in 2017, or appearing in 2018.
Students from ALL STREAMS (Science, Commerce, and Arts & Humanities) are eligible.


Candidates should register for appearing in UCEED.

  • Application can be done ONLY online through the application portal linked from www.uceed.in.
  • Start Date: October 17 tentatively
  • End Date (with regular fee): November 11 tentatively (with Rs.500 late fee): November 18 tentatively.
  • Admit card downloading: December 26
  • The last date for rectification of discrepancies in the admit card: January 9


  • There will be ONE question paper of 3 hours duration.
  • The question paper will be in English.
  • The question paper will be administered through a computer based test.
  • The question paper will carry a total of 300 marks.
  • The question paper will consist of 3 sections.
A (NAT) Numerical Answer Type The answer is a number that needs to be entered using a virtual keyboard on the computer screen. No choices will be shown for these questions. Each correct answer will be awarded 4 marks. There are NO NEGATIVE marks for this section. Questions not attempted will be given zero mark.
B (MSQ) Multiple Answer Type Each MSQ has one or more correct answer(s) out of the four given choices. The candidate gets 4 marks only if ALL the correct choices and NO wrong choices are selected. There is NO NEGATIVE or PARTIAL marks for this section. Questions not attempted will be given zero mark.
C (MCQ) Multiple Select Questions Each MCQ has four choices out of which only one is the correct answer. There is NEGATIVE marking for this section. Each correct answer will be awarded. Each MCQ has four choices out of which only one is the correct answer. There is NEGATIVE marking for this section. Each correct answer will be awarded


Visualization and spatial ability
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.

Observation and design sensitivity
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.

Environmental and social awareness
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 the design, history of the designed art effect, and socially responsible and environmentally sustainable design responses. History of art, sculpture and literature.

Analytical and logical reasoning
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.

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

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


Results will be declared on February 20, 2018, tentatively

  • UCEED results will be available on the website. Candidates need to use their user login and password (created during application process) for viewing the results on the webpage.
  • UCEED qualified students will be able to download their score cards from February 27, 2018 tentatively



Candidates from the Science Stream with Physics, Chemistry and Maths as subjects are eligible to apply to all the three institutes. Candidates from any other stream (Science without Maths or Physics or Chemistry, Commerce, and Arts & Humanities) are eligible to apply to only IIT Bombay and IIITDM Jabalpur.



Application for B. Des. programme June 10-25
Seat allotment round 1 July 4
Seat allotment round 2 July 10

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