UCEED 2022: Know paper pattern and marking scheme

UCEED exam 2022 will be held on January 23 from 9 am to 12 noon in 24 national cities. Design aspirants can register for UCEED 2022 at uceed.iitb.ac.in till November 16, 2021.

Students who aspire to study (BDes) courses at IITs to build a career in design must appear for UCEED 2022. The registration process for UCEED can be done online at uceed.iitb.ac.in. The last date to fill the UCEED application 2022 with regular fee is November 11, 2021.

Click here to fill the UCEED 2022 registration form.

UCEED 2022

UCEED Exam Pattern 2022

Aspirants can kick start their preparation for UCEED 2022 by following an effective exam strategy to ace the design entrance exam with flying colors. It is significant for the aspirants to get a thorough understanding of the UCEED 2022 exam pattern.

The UCEED exam consists of two parts – Part A and Part B. UCEED part A is a computer based test while part B will be held in pen and paper mode. UCEED part A further consists of three sections – numerical answer type question (NAT), multiple select question (MSQ) and multiple choice question (MCQ). Candidates will get 3 hours to complete 69 questions carrying a maximum 300 marks.

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UCEED 2022 Exam Pattern – Highlights



Exam mode

Part A – Computer based mode

Part B – Pen and paper mode

Duration of the exam

3 hours

Exam duration allotted to each part

Part A – 2 hours 30 minutes

Part B – 30 minutes

Medium of the language


Maximum marks allotted


UCEED 2022: Marking Scheme


Question Type

Marking Scheme

Total Number of Questions and Marks

Part A- 240 marks -2 hours 30 minutes

Section 1

Numerical Answer Type

Question Number 1-18

  • There is no negative marking for wrong answers.

  • For each correct response, candidates will get four marks.

  • 18 numerical answer type questions

  • 72 marks

Section 2

Multiple Select Questions (MSQs)

Question Number 19-36

  • +4 marks will be given if only/all the correct option(s) is/are chosen.

  • +3 marks will be given if all the four given options are correct but only three right options are chosen.

  • +2 marks will be allotted if three/more options are correct but only two right options are chosen.

  • +1 marks will be allotted if two/more options are correct but only one right option is chosen.

  • Zero marks if none of the options is chosen.

  • -1 mark will be deducted in all the other cases.

  • 18 multiple select questions (MSQs)

  • 72 marks

Section 3

Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)

Question Number


  • Three marks will be given for each correct response.

  • Zero marks for attempted questions.

  • the -0.71 mark will be deducted for each wrong answer.

  • 32 multiple-choice questions (MCQs)

  • 96 marks

Part B- 60 marks -30 Minutes

1 question

60 marks


(Part-A + Part-B): 300 marks

UCEED Exam 2022: Other important points

  • In case of any technical problems during the UCEED exam for Part A, candidates can report to the invigilator. Action will be taken to remedy the problem or assign a different computer if required.

  • The time lost due to technical problems shall be adjusted in the server

  • and candidates will get the allotted time to attempt the paper.

  • The answer of the NAT section is numerical and candidates need to answer it using a virtual keyboard displayed on the computer screen. No choices will be shown in the NAT section.

  • UCEED part B consists of only one drawing question which will be displayed on the computer screen but candidates have to attempt it in the answer booklet provided by the invigilator.

  • It is mandatory to answer UCEED part B question.

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