Pune is called the Oxford of East with education being the most important criteria which attracts numerous students from worldwide to study in Pune. Apart from the availability of numerous colleges across Pune, there are numerous private institutions available for education, including UCEED coaching classes in Pune. Aiming to be the best, one needs to learn from the best.

Thus, while searching for best classes/ institutions across Pune one must remember few points mentioned below before finalizing the institute-

1. Study the website and visit the institute personally.

2. Read about the founder members/ teachers at the institute.

3. Research about the students who have graduated from the institute.

4. Get to know the rank and scores of students who have graduated from the institute.

5. Talk to the counselor there and go through their study material in person.

A good institute will never prompt you to join them but will always show you positives and negatives and guide you in proper direction towards your future.

U-CEED: Undergraduate Common Entrance Examination for Design (UCEED) is an entrance examination conducted by Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay.

It is a joint entrance examination for admission into Bachelor of Design programs in IIT-Bombay, IIT-Guwahati and IITDM-Jabalpur.

Post UCEED exam, candidates who have qualified need to separately apply for admission as per the procedure prescribed by the college. Admissions to the B. Des course are made on the basis of merit in each category.

Examination Date: January 19, 2019.

UCEED scores are valid for one year and are applicable for admission only in the corresponding academic year.

A total of 105 seats are available for admission at IIT Bombay, IIT Guwahati and IIITDM Jabalpur on the basis of UCEED 2019.

UCEED 2019 Eligibility:

Both Indian as well as foreign nationals can apply for UCEED 2019. Aspirants meet the eligibility criteria for UCEED 2019, if they fulfil the below mentioned criteria:

Criteria 1 -Age Limit:

The candidate should be born on or after October 1, 1994 if they belong to the General/ Open or OBC-NCL category. However, aspirants from SC/ ST/ PwD category can be born on or after October 1, 1989.

Criteria 2 – UCEED Qualified

Candidates who meet the UCEED eligibility criteria can attempt the exam for a maximum of two times and that too in consecutive years. Candidates need to possess UCEED rank to secure admission in B. Des programme.

Criterion 3 – Class XII (or equivalent) examination:

Aspirants should have cleared their Class 12 or equivalent (qualifying) examination in 2018 OR passed/appeared in 2019. Those candidates who have appeared for the first time in their Class XII (or equivalent) examination in 2017 or earlier are not eligible to appear for UCEED exam. Candidates from all streams, that is, Arts & Humanities, Science and Commerce are eligible to apply for UCEED exam.

UCEED 2019 Application Process:      

Step 1: Fill UCEED application form:

The application process for UCEED exam is a three-step process. Register for the exam online. Next, the candidates have to complete the online application form for UCEED 2019 and thereafter pay the application fee for the exam. The application fee for this exam is neither refundable nor transferable.

Step 2: Download UCEED Admit Card: 

Candidates can download UCEED 2019 admit card from the official website of the exam. The admit card for UCEED would include the candidate’s name, roll number, photograph, signature, exam schedule, examination centre details as well as exam instructions.

Step 3: Appear for UCEED 2019: 

Exam comprises of three sections containing different types of questions such as numerical answer type questions, multiple select questions and multiple choice questions.

Step 4: Check result and rank list:

The names of shortlisted candidates will be available on the official website of UCEED exam. Candidates can view their UCEED results by using their registration number and roll number.

Step 5: Fill application form & take part in UCEED Counselling Process:

After securing a valid UCEED rank, aspirants need to further apply for admissions at the colleges that accept UCEED 2019 ranks for admission and thereafter fulfill the admission criteria as listed by the respective colleges. A centralized seat allocation process is conducted for admissions in colleges accepting UCEED scores for admission. Go through all the details of UCEED 2019 Counselling Process & Seat Allocation here.

Step 6: Check final merit list:

Three merit lists are announced by the colleges for admissions. The final merit lists are typically released in the month of July each year.

UCEED Exam Dates 2019:

Oct 2018 Oct 09 Applications: Start Date
Nov 2018 Nov 14 Applications: End Date
Nov 20 Registrations with Late Fee
Jan 2019 Jan 01 Download UCEED Admit Card
Jan 19 UCEED 2019 Exam
Mar 2019 Mar 01 Declaration of Result


UCEED Syllabus:                                                                                      

  1. 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.

  2. 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, analyzing, reasoning, classifying, inferring and predicting. Ability to discern subtle differences in visual properties and aesthetic outcomes.

  3. 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.

  4. 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, brain teasers, and patterns.

  5. Language and creativity:

    Ability to understand and use Standard English. Reading comprehension, knowledge of English grammar such as sentence structure and usage, the use of tenses, verb patterns, articles, and active and passive constructions, etc. & vocabulary skills. Ability to think creatively in terms of alternatives, ability to distinguish innovative options and think out of the box.

  6. 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.