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ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

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ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA FOR APPEARING IN UCEED 2021

 

A candidate, including a foreign national, must fulfil each and every one of the following three criteria to appear in UCEED 2021.

 

Criterion 1 – Age limit:

The candidate should have been born on or after October 1, 1996 if belonging to the OPEN/EWS/OBC-NCL category and on or after October 1, 1991 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 same corresponding academic year.

 

Criterion 3 – Qualifying examination:

The candidate should have passed in all subjects in the Qualifying Examination (Class XII or equivalent) in 2020, OR should be appearing for the qualifying examination in 2021 in order to be eligible to attempting UCEED 2021. Students from ALL STREAMS (Science,Commerce, and Arts & Humanities) are eligible.

 

Candidates appeared for the first time in their qualifying examination in 2019 or earlier are NOT eligible.

 

QUALIFYING EXAMINATION

 

  • 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.aicteindia.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 already passed at least one public (Board or Pre University) examination before appearing for UCEED.

 

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA FOR APPLYING FOR BDes

To apply for admission to the BDes programmes of the participating institute, i.e., IIT Bombay, IIT Guwahati, IIT Hyderabad, and IIITDM Jabalpur, 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, 1996 if belonging to the OPEN/EWS/OBC-NCL category and, on or after October 1, 1991 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 2021.

 

Criterion 3 – Qualifying examination:

The candidate should have passed in all subjects in the qualifying examination (Class XII or equivalent) in 2020 or 2021. Those who appeared for the first time in their qualifying examination in 2019 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 2021 should ensure that, (a) all parts of their final examination are completed by the date of application for admission, and (b) proof of having passed the qualifying examination with required eligibility is submitted by September 30, 2021 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 UCI 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 with a cap of 10% of total seats. However, seats allotted to OCI/PIO candidates are not supernumerary.

 

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