1. Which academic stream in my XII standard (or equivalent) should I have studied in to be eligible for the UCEED examination?

Students from any academic stream (e.g. science, arts & humanities, commerce etc.) in their XII standard (or equivalent), are eligible to apply for UCEED.

2. Are there any books that I can study to prepare for UCEED?

UCEED is a design aptitude test. Aptitude tests assume that individuals have inherent strengths and weaknesses, and are naturally inclined toward success or failure in certain areas based on their inherent characteristics. Except for the syllabi section 'Environmental and social awareness' which will test your general awareness in the topics outlined under it, the remaining five sections will test your aptitude. Consequently there are no text or reference books that we can recommend.

3. My birth date is only a few days/weeks/months/years short of the age eligibility criteria. Can you make an exemption for me?

No.

4. How is that students from all academic streams are eligible to apply for UCEED?

Design is an interdisciplinary activity. Holistic design considers the sciences, arts, technology, economics, media, policy, society and culture. Successful designers have backgrounds in the arts, sciences and the humanities. However do note that candidates from the Science Stream with Physics, Chemistry and Maths as subjects are eligible to apply to BDes at all the four institutes while candidates from any other stream (Science without Maths or Physics or Chemistry, Commerce, and Arts & Humanities) are eligible to apply to only IIT Bombay, IIT Hyderabad and IIITDM Jabalpur.

5. Why is UCEED not held in my city? Can you have a center in my city?

Conducting a national level exam is a massive exercise. The UCEED-CEED 2021 Committee carefully considered all logistical and operational factors, including information based on UCEED 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020 applicants, before deciding on the 25 cities where UCEED 2021 will be held. For further details click here.

6. I appeared for UCEED 2020 but did not qualify. Can I appear for UCEED 2020?

Yes you can, provided you meet the age and year of passing qualification certificate criteria as mentioned in Information Brochure . However, do note that a candidate can attempt UCEED for a maximum of two times only and that too in consecutive years, and that the UCEED score is valid only for admissions in the corresponding academic year.

8. What will be the format of the UCEED question paper?

For detailed information about the question paper, please refer to Information Brochure .

9. I made a mistake while filling up the registration form. What should I do?

Send an email to uceed@iitb.ac.in with details related to your registration (registration number, candidate name, and mobile phone number) and describing clearly the nature of the mistake. Where possible we will rectify the mistake, or advise you on what to do next. However do note that it will entirely be the responsibility of the candidate to provide the correct information regarding the category, the qualifying examination (XII Class or equivalent), and the date of birth in the registration form.

10. I filled up the registration form, but I was unable to complete the fee payment successfully. What should I do?

There could be several reasons for this, including, but not limited to slow internet speed leading to time-outs, bad connection to the payment gateway, conflicting browser settings or browser compatibility. When a payment error occurs, and you are unable to go back to retry payment, make sure you are using the recommended browsers and versions, clear your browser cookies and cache or try using a different browser altogether.

If the problem persists, you can either call us at the contact numbers given in website, or send an email to uceed@iitb.ac.in with details related to your registration (registration number, candidate name and mobile phone number) and describing clearly the nature of the problem. All the problems related to the payment for each and every candidate will be sorted out before the last date of registration submission.

11. Besides the photo & signature, what other documents should I upload at the time of applying for UCEED?

For complete details of documents required for UCEED application, please refer to the Information Brochure

12. I am an OBC candidate. Can I apply under the OBC category?

Please refer to the Information Brochure for more details.

13. What are the validity requirements for the OBC-NCL certificate?

Please refer to the Information Brochure for more details.

14. I cannot get the valid OBC-NCL certificate before the registration deadline. Can I upload my OBC certificate instead?

No. Applications under the OBC-NCL category without the valid certificate will be rejected, just as any other application under their respective reserved categories will be rejected without the valid certificate.

15. I do not have a birth certificate for proof of date of birth. What should I do?

If you do not have a birth certificate you can upload copy of passport, or copy of Aadhaar Card or copy of X class marksheet/school leaving certificate showing your date of birth.