UCEED on January 18: Apply by November 9
Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Bombay has notified the Undergraduate Common Entrance Examination for Design (UCEED) 2020.
UCEED 2020 is for admissions to the Bachelor of Design (B.Des.) programmes at IITs at Bombay, Guwahati, Hyderabad and Indian Institute of Information Technology, Design and Management (IIITDM) Jabalpur.
UCEED will be held from 10 am to 1 pm on January 18, 2020 (Saturday) and will have 2 compulsory parts. Part A is computer based and Part B contains question related to sketching that needs to be attempted on the provided sheet.
Test Centres: UCEED 2020 will be held at Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Bhopal, Bhubaneswar, Chandigarh, Chennai, Dehradun, Delhi, Ernakulum, Panaji, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Lucknow, Kolkata, Kozhikode, Mumbai, Nagpur, Patna, Pune, Raipur, Thiruvananthapuram, Thrissur and Visakhapatnam. Applicants should opt for 3 cities of their choice, in the order of preference, at the time of online application. There will also be an international centre at Dubai. Those opting for Dubai centre should also compulsorily opt for 2 cities of their choice from among the Indian cities, in the order of preference, at the time of online application. If 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.
Nationality: Those 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. The seats allotted to OCI (Overseas Citizen of India)/PIO (Person of Indian Origin) card holders will be under Open category, but not supernumerary. Foreign Nationals and OCI/PIO card holders are outside the ambit of reservations. However, appearing in UCEED 2020 is a must for all candidates for the admission.
Eligibility: Applicants must fulfil conditions related to age, number of attempts and qualifying examination to appear in UCEED 2020.
Applicant should have been born on or after October 1, 1995 if belonging to the OPEN/EWS/OBC-NCL category and on or after October 1, 1990 if belonging to the SC, ST or PwD category.
An applicant can attempt UCEED for a maximum of two times and that too in consecutive years. UCEED score is valid for one year, and only for admissions in the corresponding academic year.
Applicant should have passed the qualifying examination (Class XII or equivalent) in any stream (Science, Commerce, Arts or Humanities) in 2019 or should be appearing in 2020. Those who appeared for the first time in their qualifying examination in 2018 or earlier are not eligible.
The Qualifying Examination can be any one of (i) final examination of the 10+2 system, conducted by a Central or State Board recognized by the Association of Indian Universities (www.aiuweb.org) (ii) Intermediate or two-year Pre-University examination conducted by a Board or University recognized by the Association of Indian Universities (iii) Final examination of the two-year course of the Joint Services Wing of the National Defence Academy (iv) Senior Secondary School Examination conducted by the National Institute of Open Schooling with a minimum of five subjects (v) 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 (AIU) (vi) H.S.C. vocational examination (vii) A Diploma recognized by the All India Council for Technical Education (www.aicteindia.org) or a State Board of Technical Education of at least 3 years duration (viii) General Certificate Education (GCE) examination (London, Cambridge or Sri Lanka) at the Advanced (A) level (ix) High School Certificate Examination of the Cambridge University or International Baccalaureate Diploma of the International Baccalaureate Office, Geneva
Those who have completed Class XII/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 lass 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.
Registration: Applications can be registered at www.uceed.iitb.ac.in up to 23.55 hrs on 9 November 2019 with regular fee. After the normal time limit, applications can be registered till 23.55 hrs on 16th November, 2019 with a late fee of Rs. 500/-.
Registration Fee for Examination Centres in India for Indian Nationals (including PIO/OCI) will be as follows. Female Candidates (all categories) and SC, ST, PwD applicants- Rs.1500/-. All Other applicants-Rs.3000/-. For Indian Nationals (including PIO/OCI) choosing Dubai as Centre, the fee is USD 200.
Admit card downloading can be done from 1st January, 2020 onwards. Last date for rectification of discrepancies in the admit card will be 5th January, 2020.
Examination pattern: The examination of 3 hours duration will have the question paper in English and will carry a total of 300 marks. It will consist of two parts: Part A and Part B, both of which are compulsory. Part-A will carry a total of 240 marks and has to be answered in a maximum of 2 hours 30 minutes. Questions in Part A will be administered through a computer based test. It will consist of 3 sections. Section 1 will be having 18 questions (4 marks each; no negative marks) of Numerical Answer Type (NAT). For these questions, the answer is a number that needs to be entered using a virtual keyboard in the computer screen. No choices will be shown for these questions. Section 2 will have 18 Multiple Select Questions (MSQ) (4 marks each; 0.19 negative marks). Each MSQ has one or more correct answer(s) out of the four given choices. Section 3 will have 32 Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) (3 marks each; 0.71 negative marks). Each MCQ has four choices out of which only one is the correct answer. Part-B will carry a maximum of 60 marks and the part is to be answered in a maximum of 30 minutes. 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. The detailed Syllabus of the Test is given in the UCEED 2020 Information brochure that can be downloaded from http://www.uceed.iitb.ac.in/2020/. Question papers of previous years are available at the website.
Rank list will be prepared based on the total marks (Part-A and Part-B combined) in UCEED 2020. There will be only one rank list. However, candidates will be able to check their provisional category-wise standing from the results page.
Results will be declared on March 13, 2020 at http://www.uceed.iitb.ac.in/2020/.
UCEED qualified students will be able to download their score cards from March 13, 2020. Hard copy of the UCEED score card will not be available.
Admissions: Only UCEED 2020 qualified students can apply for admission to the B. Des programme at the four institutes. IIT Bombay, IIT Guwahati and IIT Hyderabad will have a common application form for admissions to their respective B. Des programmes.
Candidates from the Science Stream with Physics, Chemistry and Maths as subjects are eligible to apply to all the four institutes. Candidates from any other stream (Science without Maths or Physics or Chemistry; Commerce, and Arts & Humanities) are eligible to apply to IIT Bombay, Hyderabad and IIITDM Jabalpur. Those appearing for their Class XII or equivalent qualifying examination in 2020 have to ensure that, all parts of their final examination are completed by the date of registration in respective admitting institute, and proof of having passed the qualifying examination with required eligibility is submitted by September 30, 2020 to the admitting institute. Seat availability at the different institutes is available in the Information Brochure.
The UCEED Office, IIT Bombay will process the common application form and carry out the joint seat allocation process. The common application form will be available through the IIT Bombay Admissions Portal. Applicants will be able to fill in their personal particulars and select institutes of their choice by indicating the order of preference. The application can be submitted after paying the application processing fee, uploading digital copies of relevant supporting documents, and uploading the signed copy of the completed application form (first page only). Detailed instructions on each step of the application process are provided within the online application form. Details are given in the Brochure.
For other details, visit http://www.uceed.iitb.ac.in/2020/.