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Eligibility Criteria for appearing for the Exam

A candidate, including a foreign national, must simultaneously fulfil each and every one of the following three criteria to appear in UCEED 2023.

Criterion 1 – Age limit:
The candidate should have been born on or after October 1, 1998 if belonging to the OPEN/EWS/OBC-NCL category and born on or after October 1, 1993 if belonging to the SC, ST or PwD category.

Criterion 2 – Number of attempts:
A candidate can attempt UCEED for a maximum of two times and that too in consecutive years. Note that UCEED score is valid for one year, and only for admissions in the same corresponding academic year.

Criterion 3 – Qualifying examination:
The candidate should have passed in all subjects in the qualifying examination (Class XII or equivalent) in 2022, OR should be appearing for the qualifying examination for the first time in 2023 in order to be eligible for attempting UCEED 2023. Students from ALL STREAMS (Science, Commerce, and Arts & Humanities) are eligible.

Those who appeared for the first time in their qualifying examination (Class XII) in 2021 or earlier are NOT eligible to appear in UCEED 2023.

Note:
This is the eligibility criteria for appearing in UCEED 2023. To know about the eligibility criteria for applying for BDes admission, visit this page: Eligibility for Admission