A cell-based smoothed finite element method with discrete shear gap technique is used to study the stochastic free vibration behavior of functionally graded plates with material uncertainty. The plate kinematics is based on the first-order shear deformation theory and the effective material properties are estimated by simple rule of mixtures. The input random field is represented by the Karhunen-Loéve expansion and the polynomial chaos expansion is used to represent the stochastic output response. The accuracy of the proposed approach in terms of the first- and the second-order statistical moments are demonstrated by comparing the results with the Monte Carlo Simulations. A systematic parametric study is carried out to bring out the influence of the material gradient index, the plate aspect ratio and the skewness of the plate on the stochastic global response of functionally graded plates. It is inferred that all the considered parameters significantly influence the statistical moments of the first fundamental mode. © 2019 World Scientific Publishing Company.