UCEED 2018: IIT Bombay has successfully conducted UCEED 2018 on January 20 for admission into Bachelor of Design (B.Des) at IIT Bombay, IIT Guwahati and IIITDM Jabalpur. The provisional answer key will be declared on January 27 while the final answer key is likely to be published in the first week of February, 2018. UCEED 2018, a computer-based examination, was held at various exam centres in 20 cities of the country. The result of UCEED will be declared on February 18, 2018. The duration of test was 3 hours. Registration for counselling process will begin from June 8 and the last date to register is June 23, 2018. Counselling will be held in three rounds. UCEED application form 2018 was available online from October 9 to November 12, 2017. Registration for UCEED 2018 with late fee was done from November 13 to 17, 2018. As per UCEED eligibility criteria, students who have passed class 12 or are appearing for the same in 2018 from any stream namely; Science, Commerce and Humanities/Arts were eligible to appear for the test. Through UCEED 2018, IIT Bombay, IIT Guwahati and IITDM Jabalpur will fill approximately 105 B.Des seats. In the previous year, around 8336 candidates appeared for UCEED. Read the entire article for complete information on UCEED 2018 such as eligibility criteria, important dates, admit card, syllabus, exam pattern and more.
|Particulars||UCEED 2018 Exam Details|
|Name of Exam||Undergraduate Common Entrance Examination for Design|
|Commonly known as||UCEED|
|Conducting Authority||Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay|
|Administered by||UCEED Admissions Committee 2018|
|Course offered||Bachelors of Design (B.Des)|
|Mode of Exam||Computer Based Test (CBT)|
|Total number of Exam Cities||20|
|Total marks||300 marks|
|Time duration||3 hours|
The official dates of UCEED 2018 have been announced by IIT Bombay. Candidates can check the UCEED 2018 important dates from the table given below:
UCEED 2018 Important Dates
|S.No||UCEED 2018 Events||Important Dates|
|1.||UCEED application form released on||October 9, 2017|
|2.||Last date to fill UCEED 2018 application form||November 12, 2017|
|3.||Registration for UCEED with late fee starts||November 13, 2017|
|4.||Last date of registration with late fee||November 17, 2017|
|5.||UCEED 2018 admit card was issued on||January 1, 2018|
|6.||Last date to rectify discrepancies in UCEED admit card||January 5, 2018|
|7.||UCEED 2018 exam held on||January 20, 2018|
|8.||Answer key of UCEED to be released on||January 27, 2018|
|9.||Last date to submit objections against UCEED draft answer key 2018||January 31, 2018|
|10.||UCEED 2018 result declaration and downloading of UCEED scorecard||February 18, 2018|
|11.||Registration for B.Des programme begins on||June 8, 2018|
|Last date to register for B.Des programme||June 23, 2018|
|12.||UCEED Seat allotment round 1||July 2, 2018|
|13.||UCEED Seat allotment round 2||July 9, 2018|
|14.||UCEED Seat allotment round 3||July 14, 2018|
The answer key of UCEED along with the question paper will be released on January 27, 2018. UCEED answer key will contain correct answers to all the questions asked in the examination. With the help of UCEED draft answer key candidates can compare their answers and calculate the probable score. In case of any discrepancy in the answer key, candidates have to address it to email@example.com. within the given time period. Candidates have to justify their objection by commenting on the answer key in the subject of the mail. The final decision regarding the final UCEED answer key will be taken by the committee after scrutinizing the challenges raised by candidates.
The result of UCEED 2018 will be declared on February 18. The result will be declared online and candidates can check it by entering their user ID and password. However, only the qualified candidates will be able to download their UCEED 2018 scorecard which will be available along with the result.
The cutoff of UCEED is the minimum qualifying marks required to qualify the examination. Only those candidates who will obtain the sectional and overall cutoff marks prescribed by UCEED committee will be included in UCEED rank list based on which the admission will be conducted. The category wise UCEED cutoff is provided in the table given below:
|S.No.||Category||Minimum Percentage of marks in each section||Minimum Total Marks|
On the basis of marks obtained by the candidates in the entrance examination, UCEED rank list 2018 will be prepared. There will be only one rank list and no separate category wise rank list will be published. In case, the examination is conducted in two different sessions, the normalised total marks will be taken into account to prepare the rank list of UCEED. In case, the total marks scored by two or more candidates are similar, ranks will be allotted after applying the tie-breaking policy.
Every year, candidates qualifying in UCEED are offered admission into Bachelor of Design (B.Des) programmes at IIT Bombay, IIT Guwahati and IITDM Jabalpur.
In addition to the three institutes, for the academic session 2017-18, the following two institutes for the very first time offered admission based on UCEED score:
The counselling and seat allotment of UCEED will be conducted in three rounds. To participate in the counselling process, candidates have to register for admission which will start from June 8 to 23, 2018. Candidates will be allotted seats based on their rank, category, choice preference and availability of seats. Students shortlisted for admission will be sent provisional allotment letter to the registered email ID. Candidates who have been offered seats have to pay the seat acceptance fee of Rs. 60,000 within the given period of time.
The seat matrix of UCEED for the academic session 2018-19 has not been announced yet. Last year, through UCEED, IIT Bombay, IIT Guwahati and IIITDM Jabalpur filled a total number of 105 B.Des seats. As soon as the UCEED committee publishes the seat matrix of UCEED 2018, it will be updated here. Meanwhile, check the seat matrix of UCEED based on last years data from the table given below:
|S.No.||Institute Name||UCEED total Seats|
Candidates whose applications had been accepted by IIT Bombay were able to download UCEED 2018 admit card. The admit card of UCEED 2018 was available online from January 1, 2018. To download UCEED admit card 2018, Candidates required to enter their Email ID and Password. The hall ticket of UCEED 2018 had the following details printed on it:
Details mentioned in UCEED 2018 Admit Card
Candidates had to carry the printed copy of admit card to the examination centre on the exam day. In case of any discrepancy or unavailability of UCEED admit card, candidates must contact the Chairperson of IIT Bombay through email/phone before specified date.
The exam pattern of UCEED 2018 provides details about the overall structure of the test. As per UCEED exam pattern, the entrance examination was held in computer-based mode and candidates had to complete the paper within 3 hours. The total number of questions is 85 with maximum marks of 300. The question paper will be divided into the following three sections -
IIT Bombay has conducted UCEED 2018 at various examination centres in 20 cities of India. Candidates had to select three exam cities as per their preference while applying for UCEED 2018. The list of UCEED exam cities includes Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Delhi, Kolkata, Chennai to name a few. Candidates must be very careful while selecting the exam cities as, after the submission of the application form, request for change of the city will not be entertained under any circumstances. The UCEED exam centre allotted to candidates will be mentioned on the admit card.
Questions asked in the entrance examination will be based on the syllabus of UCEED 2018. Candidates appearing for UCEED 2018 must be well versed with the prescribed syllabus. All the three sections of the question paper will majorly comprise of questions from the following six topics:
|S.No.||UCEED Syllabus 2018 (Topics)|
|1.||Visualization and spatial ability|
|2.||Observation and design sensitivity|
|3.||Environmental and social awareness|
|4.||Analytical and logical reasoning|
|5.||Language and creativity|
|6.||Design thinking and problem solving|
To excel in any examination, after completing the prescribed syllabus it is important for candidates to check how much they have accomplished. To apply the understanding and to test the progress level, candidates must practice sample papers. By solving UCEED sample papers, candidates will be able to identify their weak areas, and as the examination is time-bound, they can improve their time management skills. Therefore, every aspirant appearing for UCEED 2018 must practice sample papers to level up their preparation and secure good marks in the exam.
The mock test of UCEED has been designed for candidates to get familiar with the CBT mode of exam. By taking UCEED mock test, candidates can know how to answer a question, how to navigate within sections, how to keep the answer under review etc. Candidates are advised to practice mock test to know about the exam pattern and to get an idea of what to expect in the test. To practice UCEED Mock Test- Click here
Note: While taking the mock test designed by the UCEED committee, candidates are advised to ignore the 'Paper Specific Instructions' (including the number of questions, marks and negative marks) as it is from UCEED 2015 paper.
UCEED 2018 is open for Indian nationals as well as for Foreign candidates. However, it is mandatory for each and every aspirant to fulfil all the norms defined below for being eligible to appear in UCEED 2018:
|S.No.||Particulars||UCEED Eligibility Criteria 2018|
|1.||Age limit||General or OBC-NCL category candidates must be born on or after October 1, 1993. SC, ST or PWD category candidates should be born on or after October 01, 1988.|
|2.||Academic qualification||Students from all streams namely; Science, Commerce and Humanities/Arts are eligible for UCEED 2018. However, candidates must qualify class XII or equivalent examination in 2017 or must be appearing for the qualifying examination in 2018.|
|3.||Number of attempts||Candidates can avail a maximum number of 2 consecutive attempts for UCEED|
In accordance with the rules of the Government of India, candidates of Indian nationals belonging to certain categories are admitted to seats reserved for them. Candidates can check the category wise UCEED 2018 reservation of seats from the table given below:
|S.No.||Category||UCEED Seat Reservation|
|3.||Scheduled Caste (SC)||15%|
|4.||Scheduled Tribe (ST)||7.5%|
In order to appear in UCEED 2018, candidates had to register online and duly submit the filled in application form within the given time period. UCEED application form 2018 was available from October 9 to November 17, 2017. Candidates had to complete the following steps to successfully apply for UCEED 2018:
Step 1) UCEED 2018 online registration
Step 2) Filling up of personal details, academic qualification, exam cities choices etc in UCEED application form.
Step 3) Uploading of scanned copies of coloured passport sized photograph, signature, reserved category document, qualifying examination certificate etc.
Step 4) Payment of the requisite application fee in online mode
The category and gender-wise fee structure of UCEED application fee is as given below:
|General/ OBC-NCL||Rs.2000||Rs 1000||Rs 2000|
|SC/ST/PwD||Rs 1000||Rs 1000||Rs 1000|
UCEED Office IIT Bombay
Powai, Mumbai 400 076