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UCEED 2021: Seat Allotment (Released), Result, Answer Key, Scorecard, Merit List and Cut off

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UCEED 2021 Seat Allotment for Round 1 has been released on April 10, 2021. Those who have registered themselves for B.Des Admission for UCEED 2021 from March 13 – 31, 2021 can check their seat allotment results by visiting the official website – uceed.in. Candidates will be called upon for UCEED 2021 Counselling based on UCEED Scores and Seat Allotment for UCEED 2021 will be announced in three rounds with two additional rounds if requiredCheck UCEED 2021 Seat Allotment Result 

UCEED 2021 Results have been declared on March 10, 2021, based on the final answer key. Candidates can download UCEED 2021 Scorecard by logging into their account at the official website – uceed.iib.ac.in. The scorecard will be valid for a period of one year from the date of declarationCheck here  UCEED 2021 Seat Intake and Participating Colleges

Latest Update

  • Apr 2: UCEED 2021 Registration for foreign nationals (including OCI and PIO cardholders) has started online for BDes admission. Interested candidates can apply till April 5, 2021.
  • Mar 14: UCEED 2021 B.Des Admission Registration is open from March 13 – 31, 2021. Apply here
  • Feb 5: UCEED Score will now be accepted by Jain University Bangalore and Delhi Technical University. 
  • Jan 31: UCEED 2021 Answer Key released. Results to be released on March 10.Check UCEED 2021 Answer Key
  • Jan 27: UCEED 2021 scores to be accepted by VIT School of Design, CEPT University, and Central Institute of Technology.

UCEED 2021 is a National level entrance examination, conducted by IIT Bombay to offer admission into Bachelor’s of Design (B.Design) program at IIT Bombay, IIT Guwahati, IIT Hyderabad, and IITDM Jabalpur. This year the entrance examination was conducted in online mode on Jan 17, 2021.

UCEED 2021 Highlights 

Exam Name Undergraduate Common Entrance Examination for Design
Conducting Body Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay 
Mode of Application Online
Mode of Exam Part A  – Computer Based Test, Part B – Pen Paper Test
Eligibility Class 12 Pass in any stream
Course Offered Bachelors in Design
Number of Seats 115
Official Website uceed.iitb.ac.in

UCEED Exam Dates

UCEED 2021 Exam Dates

Events Dates
UCEED 2021 Registrations with regular fee ends November 10, 2020 
Last date for Registrations with Late Fee of Rs 500 November 17, 2020 (Extended)
UCEED 2021 Admit Card Date January 1, 2021(Released)
UCEED 2021 Exam Dates January 17, 2021 (9 AM-12 Noon)
UCEED 2021 Draft Answer Key January 21, 2021
Last date to challenge Draft Answer Key  January 24, 2021
Final Answer Key  January 31, 2021 (Out)
UCEED 2021 Result March 10, 2021
UCEED 2021 Seat Allotment Round 1 April 10, 2021

UCEED Results

UCEED 2021 Results 

UCEED Result 2021 will be declared on March 10, 2021. The result will be available on the UCEED official website. A Candidate needs to log in with his/her login Id and password in order to view the result.

Qualified candidates will be able to download their scorecard a few days after the declaration of the result. The dates for downloading the score-card will be announced by the examination authority

UCEED 2021 Answer Key

UCEED 2021 Answer Key has been released on the official website. Candidates can access the answer key at uceed.iitb.ac.in/2021.

  • Provisional Answer Key or Draft Answer Key was published for candidates to verify and raise objections. 
  • Based on the final answer key, UCEED Results and Rank List will be prepared based on Final Merit List.  

How to Check UCEED 2021 Answer Key?

  • Visit the official website.
  • Click on the link for UCEED Question Paper and Answer Key for Part A.
  • The Answer Key will be displayed on the screen.
  • Download the answer key 

UCEED Cutoff

UCEED 2021 Cutoff

The rank list will be prepared on the basis of the total marks of UCEED 2021. However, if the exam is held in two sessions then the rank list will be determined on the basis of the normal total marks. There will be only one rank list irrespective of all the categories.

Candidates who are able to score the minimum qualifying marks both section-wise and the overall sections are the ones who will be included in the rank list.

The table shows the marks structure of the previous year’s rank list:

Merit List Minimum percentage marks in each section Minimum Total Marks
Common Rank List (CRL) 10 100
OBC-NRL Rank List 9 90
SC Rank List 5 50
ST Rank List 5 50
PwD Rank List 5 50

UCEED Commission has the full right to regulate the qualifying marks section-wise and on the overall marks. In such cases the total marks will be calculated on a 10xN basis. ‘N’ refers to the total number of available seats.

Tie-Breaking criteria

If two or more candidates score the same then the tie-breaking procedure will be obtained:

  • The candidate who scores more in section B will be awarded a higher rank.
  • If the tie persists the candidate who obtains more score in section A will be preferred.
  • If still there is a tie after the above two processes, then both the candidates will be awarded the same rank.

UCEED Counselling

UCEED 2021 Counselling 

UCEED does not include any centralized counseling procedure. Nevertheless, it has two parts for admission. Part 1 is all about UCEED 2021 entrance exam and Part 2 is the joint seat allocation for the B.Design program in the enlisted institutes. UCEED 2021 Seat Allotment list will be published on April 10, 2021, for Round 1 and May 10 for Round 2. 

After successful completion of UCEED entrance examination, candidates need to apply for admission in all the enlisted colleges. Once they apply for the enlisted institutes the candidates need to fill a common application form available at UCEED Commission website. Candidates are then able to fill up their personal choices related to the colleges in the application form. 

UCEED Admit Card

UCEED 2021 Admit Card

UCEED 2021 Admit Cards have been made available to download from January 1, 2021. Candidates can download UCEED 2021 Admit Card after the successful submission of the application form. It is downloadable from the official website:

  • The admit card will consist of the details of the candidate like Name, UCEED application ID, Roll Number, Photograph, Signature, Examination schedule, Examination venue details and instruction to the candidates.
  • Applicants must have a preview of all the entries in the admit card and in case of any discrepancy, she/he must contact the chairperson of UCEED 2021 via email before the specified date.
  • Applicants who are unable to download the admit card should contact the chairperson of UCEED 2021 at the earliest through email or phone.
  • A printed copy of the admit card is compulsory to be produced on the examination day.

UCEED Exam Centers

UCEED 2021 Exam Centers

UCEED is scheduled to be held in the following cities:

Exam Center
Ahmedabad Bengaluru
Bhopal Bhubaneswar
Chandigarh Chennai
Dehradun Delhi
Ernakulum Panaji
Guwahati Hyderabad
Jaipur Lucknow
Kolkata Kozhikode
Mumbai Nagpur
Patna Pune
Raipur Thiruvananthapuram
Thrissur Vishakhapatnam

It is mandatory for the candidates to choose any of the above 3 cities as a preference for their examination centre. The preferences cannot be changed once the application is submitted. A city may have more than one examination venue.

If a minimum number of candidates is not available in a listed city then the city may be dropped down from the list. In such cases, the candidates will be allotted their examination centre according to the second or third choice. The exam conducting authority may add a new city or remove an existing one depending upon the contingencies.

Candidates opting for Dubai centre should also compulsorily opt for 2 cities of their choice from above 24 Indian cities, in the order of preference, at the time of online application. (if the number of registrations is less than 25, then the Dubai centre may be dropped from the final list, and those candidates will be allotted a centre from the 2 Indian cities of their choice, in the order of preference). 

UCEED Exam Pattern

UCEED 2021 Exam Pattern 

UCEED 2021 will be a Computer Based Test. The date of the entrance examination is January 17, 2021.

  • The Question paper will consist of 300 marks to be attempted in a duration of 3 Hours. Check UCEED Syllabus.
  • The medium of question will be English. 
  • There will be two parts in the question paper i.e. Part A and Part B. It is compulsory for the candidates to attempt both the parts.

Part A  (Total marks: 240 marks; Maximum time: 2 hours 20 mins) 

  • Part A of the question paper will be administered through a computer-based test. 
  • Part A of the question paper will consist of 3 sections. 
  • Section 1: NAT (Numerical Answer Type); 18 questions – 4 marks each; 0.19 negative marks. For these questions, an 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. 
  • Section 2: MSQ (Multiple Select Questions): 18 Questions (4 marks each; 0.19 negative marks). Each MSQ has one or more correct answer(s) out of the four given choices. 
  • Section 3: MCQ (Multiple Choice Questions): 32 questions (3 marks each; 0.71 negative marks). Each MCQ has four choices out of which only one is the correct answer. 

Part B (Total marks: 60 marks: Maximum time: 30 mins) 

  • Part B consists of one question that is aimed at testing drawing skills which will require subjective evaluation. The question in Part B will be displayed on the computer screen and the answer has to be written/drawn in the answer book provided by the invigilator only. 
  • Part B answer booklets will be collected at the end of the examination. 
  • It is mandatory for the candidates to attempt Part B. 
  • The entire paper (both Part A and Part B) must be finished within the overall time duration of 3 hours. 

UCEED Syllabus

UCEED 2021 Syllabus

The questions will be covered from the following topics:

UCEED Part A Syllabus

Visualization and Spatial Ability Pictorial and diagrammatic questions to test the 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 a day to day life and think critically about them. 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 design terminologies, social and cultural connection with the design, history of the designed artifact, and socially responsible and environmentally sustainable design responses. History of art, sculpture, and literature. 
Analytical and Logical Reasoning Ability to analyze given information logically and select the most appropriate solutions. Ability to weigh opinions, arguments, or solutions against appropriate criteria. Ability to use logical and structured thinking to deduce from a short passage, which of a number of statements is the most accurate response to a posed question. 
Language and Creativity

Ability to understand passages in commonly used English language. 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 understand the context, the users and the constraints and select the most appropriate solution for a given design problem. 

UCEED Part A Syllabus

Drawing Ability to draw products, people or scenes in proportion with good line quality, composition, proportion, perspective and shading.

UCEED 2021 Books

The books for preparing UCEED 2021 are available online. Some of the best books for the entrance are suggested below:

Name of the Books Name of the Author/Publisher
UCEED Study Materials AFAINDIA
UCEED Design Environment & Social Awareness in Design Perspective Combined with Mental and Verbal Aptitude Sreejan Shilpa

UCEED Eligibility

UCEED 2021 Eligibility

Aspirants irrespective of their nationality must satisfy each of the following three criteria in order to appear for UCEED 2021.

UCEED 2021 Age Limit

  • General/ OBC-NCL/ EWS category:  Born on or after October 1, 1996.
  • SC/ ST/ PwD category: Born on or after October 1, 1991.

UCEED 2021 Number of attempts

  • A candidate can appear for UCEED for a maximum of two consecutive years.
  • It should be noted that the score of the entrance examination will be valid for the admission of that corresponding year only.

Qualifying Examination

  • The final examination of the 10+2 system, conducted by a Central or State Board recognized by the Association of Indian Universities. 
  • 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 Defense Academy. 
  • Senior Secondary School Examination conducted by the National Institute of Open Schooling with a minimum of 5 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. 
  • H.S.C vocal examination 
  • A Diploma recognized by the All India Council for Technical Education 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 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. 


  • Candidates who are NOT citizens of India at the time of registering for UCEED 2020 (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 for UCEED 2020 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. 
  • Seats allotted to OCI (Overseas Citizen of India) / PIO (Person of Indian Origin) cardholders will be under the Open category, but not supernumerary. Foreign nationals and OCI / PIO card holders are outside the ambit of reservations. 

UCEED Reservation

UCEED 2021 Reservation 

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 the reservation are as follows: 

  • Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) – 10% of seats 
  • Other Backward Classes belonging to the Non-Creamy Layer (OBC-NCL) – 27% of seats in the course. 
  • Candidates belonging to the creamy layer of OBC are NOT entitled to 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

UCEED Application Form

UCEED 2021 Application Form

Candidates should register themselves before appearing for UCEED 2021. Applications can be made online only through the application portal link from the website uceed.in.

The following things must be kept in mind before applying for the same:

  • Candidates must satisfy all the eligibility criteria given above.
  • Application is liable to be cancelled by the authority at a later date if it is found that the candidate is not satisfying any of the eligibility criteria.

Given below are the lists of the documents required to be uploaded for filling of the UCEED 2021 Application Form:

  • A recent colored passport size photograph to be taken within the last six months with front face view and in jpeg .jpg format.
  • Scanned copy of the candidate’s signature only in jpeg.jpg format on a white paper.
  • Qualifying examination certificate, if any in pdf format only.
  • Candidates who are awaiting the qualifying examination results have to upload a certificate issued by the principal of the school in pdf format.
  • If there is a dispute in the name of the candidate, a gazette notification showing the change in name is required to be uploaded (in pdf formats).
  • Caste certificates and disability certificates, if any is mandatory to be uploaded with the rest of the above documents. (in pdf formats)

It is completely the candidates’ responsibility to provide correct information and documents in the required format while filling up the application form. Application forms will be rejected and will be considered invalid in case of errors in it.

UCEED Application Fee

The fee structure for the UCEED 2021  is as follows:

Category Gender
Male Female
Open/OBC-NCL Rs. 3500 Rs. 1750
SC/ST/PwD Rs. 1750 Rs. 1750

The application fee structure given above is excluding all kinds of charges that the bank may charge. A late fee of Rs. 500 is charged if an applicant submits the application fee after the closing date. The application fee is not refundable under any circumstances whatsoever.

Frequently Asked Questions


Ques. What is the Application Fee for UCEED 2021? 

Ans. The application fee for UCEED 2021 is as follows: 

Indian Nationals

  • Female Candidates (all categories): INR 1750 
  • SC, ST, PwD Candidates: INR 1750
  • All Other Candidates: INR 3500

Foreign Nationals 

  • Candidates from SAARC countries: USD 200
  • Candidates from Non-SAARC countries: USD 325

Registration Fee for Examination Centres in Dubai

  • All Indian Nationals: USD 200

Foreign Nationals 

  • Candidates from SAARC countries: USD 200
  • Candidates from Non-SAARC countries: USD 325 

The registration fees do not include service charges, processing fees and any other charges that the banks may charge. 

The above registration fee is applicable till the closing date of October 24, 2020. A late fee of INR 500 is applicable to ALL candidates till the closing date of October 31, 2020. 

Ques. What is the syllabus for preparing UCEED?

Ans. Candidates must be aware of the syllabus before appearing for UCEED. Some important topics are listed below:

  • Visualization and spatial ability
  • Observation and design sensitivity
  • Environmental and social awareness
  • Analytical and logical reasoning
  • Design thinking and problem solving
  • Language and creativity

Ques.  Will UCEED 2021 be difficult? 

Ans. The level of difficulty of UCEED 2021 is moderate to high as per last year’s exam session. 

Ques. How do candidates get selected for UCEED 2021? 

Ans. Candidates are selected on the basis of their Rank in the Rank List, cutoff list and the availability of seats. 

Ques. How many students appeared for UCEED 2020? 

Ans. In 2020, more than 13,000 students took UCEED. 

Ques. How to apply for UCEED 2021? 

Ans. You can apply for UCEED 2021 on the official website only. You have to create a new account first by providing a valid Email ID on the Online Registration portal. Candidate must keep the required documents to upload in the Application Form.  

Ques. When should I take out a printout of the Application Form? 

Ans. You have to take the printout after the successful payment of the Application Fee. 

Ques. I used a different browser and cleared the cache, but still, I cannot complete the payment. What should I do now? 

Ans. If the payment is still not happening, you can either call the institute on the contact number given on the official website or you can send an email to uceed@iitb.ac.in. You have to mention your Registration Number, Name, Mobile Number and the nature of the problem in the email. 

Ques. What is the format of UCEED question paper?

Ans. The paper comprises of 85 objective type questions that are divided into two parts- Part A and Part B. The duration of the exam is 3 hours and candidates are evaluated out of 300 marks.

*The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College.