UCEED Eligibility Criteria 2018

UCEED Eligibility CriteriaUCEED Eligibility Criteria 2018 - Candidates had to satisfy the UCEED 2018 eligibility criteria to participate in the admission process into B.Des programmes offered by the participating institutes. Different criteria in relation to age, education and more had to be met by the candidates. UCEED eligibility criteria 2018 was decided by the admission authorities of the conducting body i.e. IIT Bombay. Inability to meet the UCEED 2018 eligibility criteria eliminated the chances of the candidates for admission. Before filling the online application form, the candidates had to check the eligibility criteria of UCEED 2018 to see whether they satisfy the required factors or not. It was necessary for the candidates to qualify the entrance examination of UCEED to be eligible for admissions into the B.Des programme offered by IIT Bombay, IIT Guwahati and IITDM Jabalpur. Read the full article to know the age, education, reservation criteria and more under UCEED Eligibility Criteria 2018.

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The entrance examination of UCEED 2018 was held on January 20, 2018. To be allotted seats under the participating institutes, the candidates had to qualify the examination with the required marks.


Important Dates of UCEED 2018



Important Dates


Availability of Online Application Form

October 9, 2017


Last Date for Registrations without late fine

November 12, 2017


Dates to fill application with late fine

November 13-17, 2017


UCEED 2018 Examination

January 20, 2018

UCEED Eligibility Criteria 2018


The eligibility criteria of UCEED 2018 were the conditions that the candidates aspiring to study B.Des programme in the participating institutes had to fulfil. Before filling the online UCEED Application Form 2018, the candidates were required to read the eligibility criteria carefully.


Age Criteria

  • Candidates belonging to the Open or OBC-NCL category should have been born on or after October 1, 1993.

  • If the candidates belong to SC, ST or PwD category, then they should have been born on or after October 1, 1988.

Qualifying Examination

  • All of the candidates were required to have passed their 10+2 (or equivalent) qualifying examination in 2017.

  • Those candidates who were attempting the qualifying examination in 2018 were also eligible to participate in UCEED 2018.

  • Candidates from all streams i.e., Science, Commerce and Arts & Humanities were eligible for admissions.

What are Qualifying Examination?


All of the following qualifications had been termed eligible for admissions into the B.Des programme under UCEED 2018.

  • Final examination of the 10+2 system conducted by a recognized Central or State Board.

  • Intermediate or two year Pre-University examination conducted by a recognized Board or University.

  • Final exam 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 exam 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

  • Diploma recognized by AICTE or a State Board of Technical Education of atleast 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 their 12th standard (or equivalent) exam from abroad or from a Board not specified will have to produce a certificate from the Association of Indian Universities stating that the examination qualified by them is equal to 12th standard exam.

  • If the 12th standard exam is not a public exam, then the candidate should have passed at least one public (Board or Pre-University) exam earlier.          

Who are not Eligible for UCEED 2018 Admission Process?


Those candidates who appeared for the first time in their qualifying examination in 2016 or earlier were not considered eligible for admissions.


Number of Attempts

  • The candidates were able to attempt UCEED examination for a maximum of two times in consecutive years.

  • The score of UCEED will be valid only for one year and only for admissions in the corresponding academic year.

UCEED 2018 Reservation Criteria


Certain number of seats under UCEED 2018 are reserved for different categories. The percentage of reserved seats are listed in the table below for reference.


UCEED 2018 Reservation of Seats



Percentage of Reserved Seats per Course


Other Backward Classes (Non Creamy Layer)



Scheduled Caste



Scheduled Tribe




5% (reservation for persons with disbaility (PwD  candidates is cycled over in a four year period, category wise aaccording to the rules that are related to admitting institute.

To participate in the counselling session of UCEED 2018, all of the candidates should have qualified the entrance examination. Those candidates who will fail to qualify in UCEED 2018 examination will be ineligible for allotment of seats.


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