Undergraduate Common Entrance Exam for Design

Undergraduate Common Entrance Exam for Design (UCEED 2019) is conducted for admission into 4 years of B.Des course. It is s national level entrance exam. The admission will be offered by the IIT Bombay, IIT Guwahati and IIITDM Jabalpur. UCEED is conducted every year by the IIT Bombay under the UCEED-CEED Implementation Committee. The paper is conducted in the online mode as a computer based test and candidates had to complete the exam in duration of three hours. As part of UCEED admission process, candidates qualifying the design entrance exam can apply at the colleges accepting UCEED scores. After the submission of applications, candidates need to full the admission criteria as prescribed by respective colleges. Thereafter, seats are allotted to candidates in BDes courses on the basis of their ranks obtained in UCEED exam.

  • Nationality: UCEED is open to Indian/Foreign and OCI (Overseas Citizen of India) / PIO (Person of Indian Origin) card holders.
  • Age Limit: Candidate should have been born on or after October 1, 1994 (Open or OBC-NCL) and on or October 1,1989 (SC/ST/PwD category).
  • Qualifying Exam: The applying candidate should pass the 12th or its equivalent exam from the recognized board/university in 2018 or 2019.
  • Stream: Candidates passed with any stream, i.e., Science, Commerce, or Arts & Humanities are eligible to appear in UCEED 2019.
  • Appearing Candidates: Those passed in 2018 or studying in their final year (2019) of qualifying exam are eligible to apply.
  • Validity of Score Card: UCEED 2019 score card will be valid only for the academic year 2019-20.
  • Start date for Online Registration 9th October, 2018
  • Last date for Online Registration with regular fee 9th November, 2018
  • UCEED is a test centre based, computer examination of 3 hours duration and will be held on Saturday, January 19,2019 ,Session 10:00 to 13:00
  • Results will be declared on March 1, 2019
  • Section A (Numerical Aptitude Test) - 20 questions - 4 marks per question - No negative marking
  • Section B (Multiple Selection Questions) - 25 questions - 4 marks per question - No negative marking
  • Section C (Multiple Choice Questions) - 40 questions - 3 marks per question - (-1) negative marking
College Total Seats
ITH 10
ITH 30
Total 113
Parameters B.Des M.Des
Language English English
Duration 3 hours 2½ hours
Total Marks 100 marks 100 marks
Total Questions 67 questions 67 questions
Section 1 details 64 multiple choice questions for 70 marks to be marked using blue or black ball pen in the given OMR sheet. Common Design Aptitude Test- 64 multiple choice questions for 70 marks to be marked using blue or black ball pen in the given OMR sheet
Section 2 details 3 subjective questions for 30 marks. Answers must be given in the Question cum Answer booklet beneath each question. faculty-specific Domain Test The word “Faculty” here refers to the five existing faculty streams at NID (I) Communication Design, (ii) Industrial Design, (iii) Information Technology Integrated Programmes, (iv) InterDisciplinary Design Studies, and (v) Textile, Apparel, Lifestyle and Accessory Design.
Negative Marking NO negative marking is existent NO negative marking is existent
Exam Weightage (B.Des) Weightage (M.Des)
DAT Prelims 30% 20%
DAT Finals 70% 80%
Exam Patterns

100% Objective Test Computer based (3 hrs.)

Held in January


  • Visualization & Spatial Ability
  • Observation & Design Sensitivity
  • Analytical & Logical Reasoning
  • Environmental & Social Awareness
  • Design Thinking & Problem Solving
  • Language & Creativity

PHASE 2 Design Aptitude Test (Mains) HELD IN APRIL / MAY

PHASE 2 is conducted only for the candidates who clear PHASE 1

B.Des & M.Des M.Des Only
Sketching, Hand-on Model making, Observation Test Group Activity However, all the other design schools conduct interviews for B

*Portfolio required only in private colleges.