- For UCEED & B. Des Seat Allocation related inquiries only:
- Address:Chairman, JEE (Advance),UCEED-CEED 2020, IIT Bombay, Powai, Mumbai – 400 076
- Phone : +91-22-2576-4063/ 9093/ 9094
- Email: email@example.com
- Website: www.uceed.iitb.ac.in
- For all other information related to the B. Des programmes such as curriculum, course structure, facilities etc., at IIT Bombay, IIT Guwahati, IIT Hyderabad, and IIITDM Jabalpur or general information related to the institutes, please contact the respective department or institute.
Admissions to the Bachelor of Design (B.Des.) programmes at IIT Bombay, IIT Guwahati, IIT Hyderabad, and IIITDM Jabalpur are done through the Undergraduate Common Entrance Exam for Design (UCEED). Students who have passed Class XII (or equivalent) in 2019 or appearing in 2020 in ANY STREAM (Science, Commerce, or Arts & Humanities), are eligible to appear for UCEED 2020.
Part 1 provides information related to UCEED 2020, and Part 2 provides information related to the subsequent joint seat allocation for B. Des. admissions in the four Participating Institutes for the Academic Year 2020–2021.
|Start date for Online Registration||9th October 2019|
|Last date for Online Registration with regular fee||9th November 2019|
|Last date for Online Registration with late fee||16th November 2018|
|Start date for Admit Card downloading||1stJanuary 2020 onwards|
|Last date for rectification of discrepancies in Admit card||5th January 2020|
|UCEED 2020 Examination||Saturday 18th January 2020 Time: 10:00 to 13:00|
|Release of Draft Answer Key||21st January 2020|
|Last date for sending Comments about Draft Answer Key||27th January 2020|
|Release of Final Answer Key||4th February 2020|
|Declaration of result||13th March 2020|
|Start date for Score Card downloading||13th March, 2020|
|Application for B. Des. Programme||8th to 30th June 2020|
|Seat allotment round 1||4th July 2020|
|Seat allotment round 2||11th July 2020|
|Seat allotment round 3||15th July 2020|
PART 1 UCEED 2020
UCEED 2020 will be conducted by Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, under the guidance of the UCEED-CEED Implementation Committee 2020.
UCEED 2020 is open to all nationals (Indian/Foreign). Candidates seeking admission to the Bachelor Degree programme in Design (B. Des.) at Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IITB), Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati (IITG), Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad (IITH), and Indian Institute of Information Technology Design and Manufacturing Jabalpur (IIITDMJ) must appear in UCEED 2020.
Candidates should note that the mere appearance in UCEED 2020 or being in the rank list neither guarantees nor provides any automatic entitlement to admission. UCEED qualified candidates will have to apply separately for B. Des admissions as per the prescribed procedure described in Part 2 of the Information Brochure. Admissions shall be made in order of merit in each category.
UCEED 2020 score is valid only for admission to the academic year 2020-2021.
With regard to the interpretation of the provisions on any matter not covered in this Information Brochure, the decision of the Organizing Institute (IIT Bombay) shall be final and binding on all the parties concerned.
In all matters concerning UCEED 2020, the decision of the Organizing Institute or the Organizing Chairman, JEE(Advanced), UCEED & CEED 2020 will be final and binding on all the applicants.
Although UCEED 2020 is held at different centres across the country, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay is the Organizing Institute and has the overall responsibility of conducting UCEED 2020. In case of any claims or disputes arising in respect of UCEED 2020, it is hereby made absolutely clear that the Mumbai High Court alone shall have the exclusive jurisdiction to entertain and settle any such claims and disputes.
Indian Institute of Technology Bombay is an institution of national importance established through Acts of Parliament for fostering excellence in education.
The institute is recognised worldwide as a leader in the field of education and research. Reputed for the outstanding calibre of students graduating from its undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, the institute attracts the best students from the country for its Bachelor, Master and Doctoral programmes. Research and academic programmes at IIT Bombay are driven by faculties, who are reputed for their research contributions internationally.
Over the years, IIT Bombay has created a world class educational platform that is dynamically sustained through quality teaching and internationally acclaimed research with excellent infrastructure and the best available minds. The faculty and alumni of IIT Bombay occupy key positions in academia and industry, both in India and abroad, and continue to make a considerable impact in all sections of the society.
Located in Powai, one of the northern suburbs of Mumbai, the residents of the institute reap the advantage of being in the busy financial capital of India, while at the same time enjoying the serenity of a campus known for its natural beauty. Being a fully residential institute, all the students are accommodated in hostels with in-house dining; the campus also provides excellent amenities for sports and other recreational facilities.
Vision of IIT Bombay:
To be the fountainhead of new ideas and of innovators in technology and science.
Mission of IIT Bombay:
To create an ambience in which new ideas, research and scholarship flourish and from which the leaders and innovators of tomorrow emerge.
The primary objectives of IIT Bombay are as follows:
- To create an environment that encourages freedom of thought and pursuit of excellence, and inculcates the necessary vision and self-discipline to achieve excellence.
- To build a solid foundation of scientific and technical knowledge and to prepare competent and motivated engineers and scientists.
- To kindle an entrepreneurial spirit among the students.
- To prepare the students to become outstanding professionals and contribute to nation- building.
B.Des PROGRAMME AT IDC, IIT BOMBAY
IDC School of Design previously known as Industrial Design Centre (IDC) at IIT Bombay has a well-established Master of Design degree (M. Des) programme in Industrial Design, Communication Design, Animation Design, Interaction Design & Mobility and Vehicle Design as well as a Ph. D programme in Design.
IDC provides a conducive environment for research, academics and collaborative projects. Supported by excellent research facilities, technical expertise and academic diversity of IIT Bombay, IDC has been involved with various initiatives in all areas of design. The potential for innovation at IDC lies fundamentally in terms of solving real world problems.
From the year 2015 onwards, IDC started offering a four year, eight semester Bachelor of Design (B. Des) programme and a five year, ten semesters dual degree B. Des + M. Des programme. However, the option of doing the dual degree B. Des + M. Des will be available only at the end of the 3rd year. Both these programmes would be credit-based and thus offer the flexibility to progress at one’s own pace. A minimum level of performance is essential for satisfactory progress. The medium of instruction is English. Students admitted to the B. Des programme will not be eligible for branch change to any other undergraduate programmes offered by IIT Bombay at any time during the entire duration of the programme. Read more about IDC at: http://www.idc.iitb.ac.in
The Department of Design (DoD) at IIT Guwahati was set up with a vision to enkindle some of the brightest technical minds of the country a passion for innovation in technology driven by firm understanding, appreciation and celebration of design.
The department offers a B. Des Degree, an M. Des degree and a Ph. D degree in Design. The focus of the program is on the study, invention, and creative use of technologies to create effective, usable, enjoyable experiences with technology through interdisciplinary research in engineering, design, behavioural and social sciences, and to understand the impact of technology on individuals, groups, and organizations. The department envisions to produce successful graduates who will be capable of leading the changing scenarios of today and tomorrow through thought, innovation and values. Read more about DoD at: http://www.iitg.ernet.in/design
The Department of Design at IIT Hyderabad offers a vibrant environment for learning, practicing and exploring several facets of design. The department envisions to creatively engage in the space between technologies and people. This involves facilitating innovation in the key emergent areas such as Participatory and collaborative Design, Professional Ethics/ Sustainability, Product Systems and Services, Design and education, Wellness, Crowd sourced Design. The degrees offered in this department are M.Des. degree, B.Des. degree and Ph. D degree in Design.
The intention behind the B Des course curriculum proposed by the Department of Design, is to tackle an increasing need and demand both with the academic and the professional aspect of the discipline for undergraduate programs in Design. The B. Des curriculum is designed as part of a four level structure leading to a gradual movement from general, foundational courses at level 1 to more specialized inputs at level 4. The program attempts to constitute both the ‘general’ dimension of design (breadth) and the specific dimensions (depth) through a 4-level structure which allows gradual focus areas to emerge. As the student moves upwards from level 1 to level 2, the student graduates to choosing between courses which offer different kinds skills from soft to hard. The courses at level 1 would help the students to choose the mix of skills they prefer to acquire. At level 3 it is hoped that the student is ready to fine tune a certain mix or a set of skills into a specialization. It is at this stage that the specializations emerge – Product Design, Visual Communication, User Experience Design, etc. At Level 4 the student employs all that has been gained in terms of skills and understanding and applies or uses them in independent projects. Level 4 is purely about design as a ‘practice’. It provides real-life environments to provide the students with a taste of what it means to practice design. Read more at https://design.iith.ac.in/
In the Design Discipline at IIITDM Jabalpur, a holistic and all-inclusive philosophy is applied to train human resources the paradigm of Modern Design at Bachelors, Masters and Doctoral level, so as to make them adept designers. The rigorous curriculum, the intense research methodologies, the diligent practice in skills create knowledge based professionals of industrial design and innovation. The modern-age facilities of Rapid Prototyping, 3D scanning, Ultrasonic Plastic Welding, Water-Jet cutting, CNC (Lathe and Milling), Injection Moulding, Vacuum Forming, Laser Cutting, Universal Wood Working, etc. with support staff skilled in wood, metal, polymer, FRPs and composite fabrication provide an incredible hands- on practical training to the students. Read more about Design Discipline at: http://design.iiitdmj.ac.in/
SCHEDULE OF UCEED 2020
UCEED is a test centre based examination and has two parts: Part A is computer based and Part B contains question related to sketching that needs to be attempted on the provided sheet. It is compulsory to attempt both the parts in the given time.
The total time for the examination (that includes both Part A and Part B) is 3 hours duration and it will be held as per the following schedule:
|Date||Saturday, January 18, 2020|
|Session||10:00 to 13:00|
Candidates appearing for UCEED 2020 are therefore advised to make their travel arrangements accordingly.
ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA FOR APPEARING IN UCEED 2020
A candidate, including a foreign national, must fulfil each and every one of the following three criteria to appear in UCEED 2020.
Criterion 1 – Age limit:
The candidate 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.
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 corresponding academic year.
Criterion 3 – Qualifying examination:
The candidate should have passed the qualifying examination (Class XII or equivalent) in 2019, OR appearing in 2020. Students from ALL STREAMS (Science, Commerce, and Arts & Humanities) are eligible.
Those who appeared for the first time in their qualifying examination in 2018 or earlier are NOT eligible.
- The final examination of the 10+2 system, conducted by a Central or State Board recognized by the Association of Indian Universities (www.aiuweb.org).
- Intermediate or two-year Pre-University examination conducted by a Board or University recognized by the Association of Indian Universities.
- Final examination of the two-year course of the Joint Services Wing of the National Defence Academy.
- Senior Secondary School Examination conducted by the National Institute of Open Schooling with a minimum of five subjects.
- 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).
- H.S.C. vocational examination.
- A Diploma recognized by the All India Council for Technical Education (www.aicte- india.org) or a State Board of Technical Education of at least 3 years duration.
- General Certificate Education (GCE) examination (London, Cambridge or Sri Lanka) at the Advanced (A) level.
- High School Certificate Examination of the Cambridge University or International Baccalaureate Diploma of the International Baccalaureate Office, Geneva.
- Candidates who have completed Class XII (or 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 Class 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 FOR UCEED 2020
- Candidates should register for appearing in UCEED 2020. Application can be done ONLY online through the registration portal linked from www.uceed.iitb.ac.in.
- Candidates should satisfy ALL THE THREE eligibility criteria [Refer ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA FOR APPEARING IN UCEED 2020].
- Registration will be cancelled if, at a later date, it is found that the candidate does not meet any of the three eligibility criteria.
- Registration fee is NEITHER refundable NOR transferable.
- It will entirely be the responsibility of the candidate to provide the correct information regarding the qualifying exam and category, and upload the correct documents in the required formats in the registration form. Registration forms, incomplete in any way, will be summarily rejected and the registration will be considered invalid. The admitting institutes have the right to cancel, at any stage, the admission of a candidate in accordance with the rules and regulations in force, if it is found that any information provided by the candidate is incorrect or the registration is incomplete.
Detailed instructions for the online registration are provided on the registration portal.
|Online registration portal||www.uceed.iitb.ac.in|
|Start Date||9th October, 2019|
|End Date (with regular fee)||9th November, 2019|
|End Date (with Rs.500 late fee)||16th November, 2019|
Following is the registration fee structure for UCEED 2020.
RESULTS OF UCEED 2020
- Results will be declared on March 13, 2020.
- UCEED results will be available on the website. Candidates need to use their user login and password (created during registration process) for viewing the results on the webpage.
- 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 and hence will not be sent to the qualified candidates.
- Obtaining a rank in UCEED 2020 does not guarantee admission to the B. Des programme.
REGISTRATION FEE FOR UCEED 2020
Following is the registration fee structure for UCEED 2019.
|Registration Fee for Examination Centres in India|
|Indian Nationals (including PIO/OCI)||Female Candidates (all categories)||INR 1500|
|SC, ST, PwD Candidates||INR 1500|
|All Other Candidates||INR 3000|
|Foreign Nationals||Candidates from SAARC countries||USD 200|
|Candidates from Non-SAARC countries||USD 325|
|Registration Fee for Examination Centres in Dubai|
|Indian Nationals (including PIO/OCI)||All Indian Nationals||USD 200|
|Foreign Nationals||Candidates from SAARC countries||USD 200|
|Candidates from Non-SAARC countries||USD 325|
The registration fees shown above DOES NOT INCLUDE service charges, processing fees and any other charges that the banks may charge.
- The above registration fee is applicable till the closing date of 9 November 2019, 23:55 hours.
- A late fee of Rs. 500 is applicable to ALL candidates for registration done after that, and till the late registration closing date of 16 November 2019, 23:55 hours. Detailed instructions related to the payment of registration fee are given on the online registration portal.
REVIEW, REGRADING OR RETOTALLING
- Part-A of the examination is a computer based test, there is no scope for review, re-grading or re-totalling of the Part-A marks of the examination paper.
- Part-B contains only one question which is going to be manually evaluated through the sheet provided by the invigilator irrespective of it being marked online.
- Marks obtained in Part-A will be used to shortlist candidates. The cut-offs for Part-A marks for shortlisting candidates in the Open category will be X + yΣ, where X is the average marks obtained by all candidates in Part A, Σ is the standard deviation and y is calculated on the basis of total number of seats.
- The evaluation of Part-B will be done manually by two evaluators independently.
- If the difference <= 12 marks (20%), a simple average of the two examiners will be considered.
- If the difference > 12 marks (20%), the answer sheet of Part-B will be evaluated by a third examiner (and so on until the difference <= 20%).
A simple average of the closest of 2 evaluators will be selected as the final marks.
- Total UCEED score will be calculated by adding the marks obtained in Part-A and Part-B. This total score will be used to prepare the final result.
- UCEED 2020 Question Paper and Draft Answer Key will be released on the UCEED website on January 21, 2020.
- Candidates can check the draft answer key (Part-A) and compare their answers to know the correct answers.
- Any discrepancy/comment must be addressed to firstname.lastname@example.org, on or before January 27, 2020. Candidates have to mention “Comments on Answer Keys” in the subject of the mail.
- Final decision regarding the answer keys will be taken by the UCEED committee after consolidating all the comments from the candidates and the paper setting team. This decision will be binding on all the candidates.
- 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.
- If the total marks scored by two or more candidates are same, then the following tie-break policy will be used for awarding ranks:
- Higher rank will be assigned to the candidate who has obtained higher marks in Part-B.
- Higher rank will be assigned to the candidate who has obtained higher marks in Part-A’s Section 2.
- If this does not break the tie, higher rank will be assigned to the candidate who has obtained higher marks in Part-A’s Section 1.
- If there is a tie even after this, candidates will be assigned the same rank.
- Only candidates who score the minimum percentage prescribed marks in both Part-A (section wise) and Part-B, each Section of the question paper and minimum total marks will be included in the rank list. The minimum prescribed marks varies with the category as shown in the table below.
- However, the UCEED Committee reserves the right to decrease the minimum % of marks in each section as well as the minimum total marks such that 10×N ranks can be announced, where N is the total number of available seats.
Minimum prescribed marks for inclusion in the rank list
|Merit List||Minimum % of marks in each Section in Part-A and Part-B||Minimum Total Marks|
|Common rank list (CRL)||10%||100|
|OBC-NCL rank list||9%||90|
|SC rank list||5%||50|
|ST rank list||5%||50|
|PwD rank list||5%||50|
Indian nationals belonging to certain categories are admitted under the seats reserved for them in accordance with the rules of the Government of India. The categories and the extent of reservation are as follows:
- Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) – 10% of seats.
- Other Backward Classes belonging to the Non-Creamy Layer (OBC-NCL) – 27% of seats in the course. The name of the backward class should be in the current central list of OBCs (http://www.ncbc.nic.in). OBC-NCL certificates issued only from April 1, 2019 onwards are accepted.
- Candidates belonging to the creamy layer of OBC are NOT entitled for reservation. Such candidates are treated as belonging to the Open (i.e., unreserved) category.
- Scheduled Caste (SC) – 15% of seats in the course.
- Scheduled Tribe (ST) – 7.5% of seats in the course.
- The benefit of reservation will be given only to those castes and tribes that are mentioned in the respective central list of corresponding states published by the Government of India. (http://socialjustice.nic.in/sclist.php and http://tribal.nic.in/Content/list%20of%20Scheduled%20Tribes%20in%20India.aspx).
- The 5% reservation for Person with Disability (PwD) candidates is cycled over in a 4-year period, category-wise, as per rules pertaining to the admitting institute. If a PwD seat remains unfilled in a particular year, it will be reverted back to the category from which the PwD seat was assigned for that year.
- Candidates belonging to the OBC-NCL, SC, ST and PwD categories will be declared as qualified on the basis of a relaxed criterion [see RANK LISTS].
- Unfilled seats in the OBC-NCL category can be allotted to OPEN category candidates whereas seats remaining vacant under the SC and ST categories shall NOT be allotted to candidates belonging to other categories.
- Leprosy-cured candidates who are otherwise fit to pursue the course are also included in PwD category.
- Candidates holding OCI/PIO cards are treated as belonging to the open (OPEN) category, and they will be eligible only for the seats for which everyone is eligible.
- Foreign nationals are outside the ambit of reservation of seats under the OBC-NCL, SC, ST and PwD categories as specified herein.
- The category chosen by a candidate at the time of application for UCEED 2020 will be final and requests for any change of category will NOT be entertained at a later date.
Given below is a list of certificates and other documents that are to be uploaded at the time of online registration for UCEED 2020. The certificates must be in the Central Government format as given in the appendices below.
- A recent colour photograph of full frontal (face) view, with the head centred in the frame covering 70–80% of the photograph and taken within the last six months. The photograph should be such that it allows unambiguous identification of the candidate (only JPEG image formats with file extension .jpg will be accepted).
- Scanned copy of candidate’s full signature on white paper (only JPEG image formats with file extension .jpg will be accepted).
- Qualifying examination certificate, if appeared in 2019 (only PDF formats with file extension .pdf will be accepted).
- Candidates who will be appearing in 2020 for the board exam, a certificate from the school/college principal in the given format (Appendix 1) should be uploaded (only PDF formats with file extension .pdf will be accepted).
- If the name is not same as in the Class XII certificate, gazette notification showing the change of name (only PDF formats with file extension .pdf will be accepted).
- Candidates seeking admission under the OBC-NCL, SC, ST or PwD category
- OBC-NCL (Appendix – 2), Caste (for SC), tribe (for ST) (Appendix – 3) or PwD certificate (Appendix 4 – 7) issued by a competent authority (only PDF formats with file extension .pdf will be accepted). PwD Candidates requiring Scribe and/or Compensatory Time
- PwD candidates requiring scribe and/or compensatory time (20 min/hr) during the exam need to upload a request letter as per appendix (8 & 9).
- Candidates whose registration is complete in all aspects will be able to download the admit card for UCEED 2020 from the registration portal (www.uceed.iitb.ac.in) from the date specified below.
- The admit card will bear the following details of the candidate: Name, UCEED registration ID, Roll Number for UCEED 2020, photograph, signature, examination schedule, examination centre details and instructions to candidates.
- Candidates should carefully examine the entries in the admit card and in case of any discrepancy, contact the Chairman JEE (Advanced), UCEED & CEED 2020 at IIT Bombay before the specified date via email mentioned in the registration portal.
- In case the admit card is not available for downloading, the candidate should contact the Chairman, JEE (Advanced), UCEED & CEED 2020 at IIT Bombay immediately via email or phone (See contact).
- A printed copy of the downloaded admit card should be produced at the time of examination.
|Portal for downloading admit card||www.uceed.iitb.ac.in|
|Admit card downloading||1st January, 2020 onwards|
|Last date for rectification of discrepancies in the admit card||5th January, 2020|
- There will be ONE question paper of 3 hours duration.
- The question paper will be in English.
- The question paper will carry a total of 300 marks.
- The question paper will consist of two parts: Part A and Part B. Questions from both the parts are compulsory.
Details from both the parts are given below:
PART-A (Total marks: 240 marks; Maximum time: 2 hours 30 mins)
• Part-A of the question paper will be administered through a computer based test.
• Part-A of the question paper will consist of 3 sections.
Section 1: NAT (Numerical Answer Type):18 questions (4 marks each; no negative marks). 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: MSQ (Multiple Select Ques.): 18 questions (4 marks each; 0.19 negative marks). Each MSQ has one or more correct answer(s) out of the four given choices.
Section 3: MCQ (Multiple Choice Ques.): 32 questions (3 marks each; 0.71 negative marks). Each MCQ has four choices out of which only one is the correct answer.
PART-B (Total marks: 60 marks; Maximum time: 30 mins)
- 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.
- Part-B question is mandatory.
The entire paper (both Part-A and Part-B) must be finished within overall time duration of 3 hours.
- Candidates must carry a printed copy of the downloaded admit card. Only candidates having a valid admit card will be allowed inside the examination centre.
- The candidate’s identity will be verified by invigilators as well as IIT representatives. If the identity of the candidate is in doubt, the candidate may not be allowed to appear for the examination. However, the authorities at their discretion may permit the candidate to appear for the examination after completing certain formalities. No extra time will be allowed for completing the examination in lieu of the time taken for completing these formalities.
- Impersonation in the examination is a serious offence which will result in immediate disqualification of the candidate from UCEED, and lead to criminal proceeding against the candidate.
- Candidates will NOT be allowed to carry any electronic device (mobile phones, smart phones, digital/smart watches, calculators, tablets etc.), abacus, slide rule, log books, study material of any type, geometry box, etc. to the examination hall. A list of forbidden items will be put up on the website before the exam if there are additional items.
- Candidates have to remain in the examination hall for the entire duration of the examination
UCEED 2020 will have two parts. Part-A will have questions from the following topics:
Visualization and spatial ability:
Pictorial and diagrammatic questions to test, understanding of transformation and/or manipulation of 2D shapes and 3D objects and their spatial relationships, knowledge of practical and everyday mechanical and scientific concepts.
Observation and design sensitivity:
Ability to detect concealed properties in ordinary things, people, situations, and events, and thinking critically about them. Applying attention to certain details, analysing, reasoning, classifying, inferring and predicting. Ability to discern subtle differences in visual properties and aesthetic outcomes.
Environmental and social awareness:
General awareness of environmental factors such as climate, population, water, vegetation, pollution, weather, natural resources etc., and their implications on the design of products, images, infrastructure and environment. Awareness of social and cultural connection with design, history of the designed artefact, and socially responsible and environmentally sustainable design responses. History of art, sculpture and literature.
Analytical and logical reasoning:
Ability to look at information, be it qualitative or quantitative in nature, and discern patterns within the information. Ability to weigh opinions, arguments or solutions against appropriate criteria. Ability to check for hidden bias or hidden assumptions and whether evidence and argument support conclusions. Ability to use logic and structured thinking to deduce from a short passage, which of a number of statements is the most accurate response to a posed question. Data Interpretation, brainteasers, and patterns.
Language and creativity:
Ability to understand and use Standard English. Reading comprehension, knowledge of English grammar. Ability to think creatively in terms of alternatives, ability to distinguish innovative options and think out of the box.
Design thinking and problem solving:
Ability to use visual analogies, metaphors, signs and symbols. Ability to understand complexity, identify problem, generate alternatives, evaluate options and select solutions.
Part-B will have question from the following topic:
Ability to draw products, people or scenes in proportion with good line quality, composition, proportion, perspective and shading.
UCEED 2020 will be held in the following 24 cities in India:
Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Bhopal, Bhubaneswar, Chandigarh, Chennai, Dehradun, Delhi, Ernakulum, Panaji, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Lucknow, Kolkata, Kozhikode, Mumbai, Nagpur, Patna, Pune, Raipur, Thiruvananthapuram, Thrissur and Vishakhapatnam.
Candidates should compulsorily opt for 3 cities of their choice, in the order of preference, at the time of online application. Once the application is submitted, request for change of city will NOT be entertained under any circumstances.
If enough number of candidates are not available in a listed city, then that city may be dropped from the final list, and those candidates will be allotted a centre in the city of either their second choice or third choice. Additionally, because of operational contingencies, the UCEED 2020 Committee reserves the right to add a new city/town or remove an existing one and allot a city/town that may not be among any of the choices of a candidate.
A listed city may have more than one examination centre. A request for change of a centre within the same city/town will NOT be permitted under any circumstances.
International Center at Dubai
Candidates opting for Dubai center should also compulsorily opt for 2 cities of their choice from above 24 Indian cities, in the order of preference, at the time of online application. (if number of registrations is less than 25, then the Dubai center 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).
Candidates 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 [see 5. RESERVATION OF SEATS].
However, appearing in UCEED 2020 is a must for all candidates for the admission.
PART 2 - B.Des Admissions
ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA FOR APPLYING FOR B. DES
To apply for admission, an applicant is required to fulfil the following 3 criteria.
Criterion 1 – Age limit: The candidate 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.
Criterion 2 – UCEED qualification: The candidate should have qualified, i.e., obtained a rank in UCEED 2020.
Criterion 3 – Qualifying examination: The candidate should have passed the qualifying examination (Class XII or equivalent) in 2019 or 2020. Those who appeared for the first time in their qualifying examination in 2018 or earlier are NOT eligible.
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, IIT Hyderabad and IIITDM Jabalpur.
The candidates appearing for their qualifying examination (Class XII or equivalent) in 2020 should ensure that, (a) all parts of their final examination are completed by the date of registration in respective admitting institute, and (b) proof of having passed the qualifying examination with required eligibility is submitted by September 30, 2020 to the admitting institute.
If a qualifying examination Board awards only letter grades without providing information on the passing grade on the grade sheet, the candidate should obtain a certificate from the Board specifying the passing grade and upload it along with the grade sheet. In case such a certificate is not provided, the decision taken by the B. Des Admissions Committee will be final.
The criteria, as specified above, is applicable “in toto” to all the applicants including foreign nationals. Applications from foreign nationals including OCI (Overseas Citizen of India)/ PIO (People of Indian Origin) card holders are considered under the open category and they are outside the ambit of reservation of seats under the EWS, OBC-NCL, SC, ST and PwD categories. Seats allotted to foreign nationals are supernumerary. However, seats allotted to OCI/PIO candidates are not supernumerary.
APPLICATION FORM FOR ADMISSION
Only UCEED 2020 qualified students can apply for admission to the B. Des programme at IIT Bombay, IIT Guwahati, IIT Hyderabad and IIITDM Jabalpur for the academic year 2020-2021. IIT Bombay, IIT Guwahati and IIT Hyderabad will have a common application form for admissions to their respective B. Des programmes. The UCEED Office, IIT Bombay will process the common application form and carry out the joint seat allocation process.
The common application form 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.
The supporting documents required for application are digital copies of Photo, Signature, UCEED Score Card, Qualifying Examination Mark Sheet (Class XII or equivalent), and where applicable, OBC-NCL/SC/ST Certificate, PwD Certificate, EWS certificate and OCI/PIO Card.
Applicants will be able to edit their application form, including the order of preference of institutes and resubmit it, till the closing date of the application period. However, after the closing date, all applications are treated as FINAL. Requests for ANY changes in the application will be strictly NOT entertained.
It will entirely be the responsibility of the candidate to provide the correct information regarding the qualifying exam and category, and upload the correct documents in the required formats in the application form. Application forms, incomplete in any way, will be summarily rejected and the application will be considered invalid. The admitting institutes have the right to cancel, at any stage, the admission of a candidate in accordance with the rules and regulations in force, if it is found that any information provided by the candidate is incorrect or the application is incomplete.
ADMISSION APPLICATION COUNSELLING PROCESSING FEES
The B. Des admission application counselling processing fee for applicants of all categories and genders is Rupees 2000 (Rupees Two Thousand only).
SEATS AVAILABLE FOR ACADEMIC YEAR 2020-2021
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* PWD reservations @ 5% (total 2 seats in all above programmes) will be horizontal (i.e. PWD candidates will consume seats from their birth category quota)
Three rounds of seat allocation will be conducted. However, once the seats are filled, the seat allocation will be closed. Seats will be allotted based on the applicant UCEED rank, category and choice of institutes. Selected candidates will be sent provisional allotment letters via their registered email, and will be directed to an online payment system to remit the Seat Acceptance Fee of Rs. 60,000 (Rupees Sixty Thousand only) for GEN/EWS/OBC-NCL and Rs.15,000/- (Rupees Fifteen thousand only) for SC/ST/PwD. The joint seat allotment will be governed by the following rules:
- If the selected candidates do not remit the seat acceptance fee before the given deadline or decline the admission, their application will stand cancelled. These vacant seats will be filled during the subsequent rounds of seat allotment.
- If an applicant is allotted his/her FIRST choice of institute, the candidate can either ACCEPT (‘freeze’) the choice or DECLINE the offer.
- If an applicant is allotted his/her SECOND or THIRD choice of institute, the candidate can opt to either ACCEPT (‘freeze’) the choice, or ACCEPT WITH THE OPTION TO BE CONSIDERED FOR UPWARD MOVEMENT (‘float’) the choice for subsequent round(s), if any, of the joint seat allocation.
- In the ‘freezing’ option, candidates ACCEPT the offer and indicate that they do not want to participate in further rounds of seat allocation. Such candidates will NOT be considered in subsequent rounds of admission.
- In the ‘floating’ option, candidates ACCEPT the offered seat and indicate that, if admission to an institute of his/her higher preference is offered, they will accept it. Else, they will continue with the currently accepted institute. Such candidates will be considered in subsequent rounds of admission.
- For candidates who choose the ‘float’ option, allocation of a seat in an institute of his/her higher preference would automatically result in the forfeiture of the seat accepted by him/her in the earlier round.
- Candidates offered seats have to remit seat acceptance fee only once. Thus candidates who are allotted another seat (because they chose the ‘float’ option) do not have to pay seat acceptance fee again.
- For candidates who accept offered seat, the seat acceptance fee will be adjusted against the institute fees of the admitting institute at the time of joining. For candidates who decline the offered seat after remitting the seat acceptance fee, the refund will be governed by the policies of the admitting institute.
- If a candidate has paid the seat acceptance fee and opts for withdrawal either during the end of first round or before the end of second round will get refund after deducting seat cancellation and processing charges of Rs. 3000 (Rupees three thousand only). No refund will be allowed after end of last round. No refund is given post 3rd round as there is no option of “float” of the seats after the 3rd round.
- Candidates do not have an option to withdraw an accepted/allotted seat after the announcement of last round of seat allocation.