CEED 2021: Common Entrance Exam for Design

CEED 2021

Common Entrance Exam for Design (CEED) 2021 is conducted by IIT Bombay.

This is an entrance exam to analyze the aptitude for the design of the candidate involving visual perception ability, logical reasoning, creativity, communication, drawing skills, and problem-solving skills.

This exam provides the students to get placed in programmes like Master of Design, Ph.D. in Design.

The score of CEED is valid for a period of one year.

In this section, you will find everything you need to know regarding CEED 2021 such as Application form, Eligibility, Exam Pattern, Exam Dates, Exam Preparation, Syllabus.


CEED 2021 Overview

The key points about CEED 2021 are highlighted below:

Exam Name CEED
Full-Form Common Entrance Exam for Design
Exam Types PG Level
Exam Level National Level
Course Offered Design
Conducting Body Common Entrance Exam for Design
Application Mode Online
Exam Mode Online
Exam Date January 2021
Exam Duration 03 Hours
Official Website http://www.ceed.iitb.ac.in
Helpline Tel: 91 22 2576 4063 / 9093 / 9094 Email ID: [email protected]

CEED 2021 Important Dates

Given below are the information about the important dates of CEED 2021, the final date to register for the examination is November 2020, before registering candidate should check whether they are eligible to apply or not, if the applied candidate does not fulfil the eligibility criteria his registration will be rejected.

CEED 2021 provides you a chance to edit your application form to correct the mistakes that you have committed.

Events Dates
Online registration starts on October 2020
Last date to register November 2020
Registration with late fee December 2020
Last date to edit(in case of any mistakes)the admit card January 2021
Date of Entrance Exam January 2021
Answer key release date January 2021
Last date to send comments about answer key January 2021
Final answer key release date February 2021
Declaration of result March 2021

CEED 2021 Application Form

The candidates qualifying the eligibility criteria will be able to apply for the exam, in this section, the candidate will find all the details about CEED 2021 Application Form:

  • Candidate should read the information carefully before applying
  • The application form is available in online mode from October 2020
  • Should submit the application form through online mode from official website of CCED
  • Candidate should fill all the relevant information that Is mentioned in the application form
  • Along with the application form, candidate should attach the scanned copy of passport size photograph signature, category certificate and degree certificate as well
  • Candidate should pay the application fee before applying
  • Without paying the application fee, candidate will not be able to apply for the examination
  • Candidate can pay the application fee by choosing net banking/credit/debit cards.
  • It is advised to keep a photocopy of the application form for future reference till the admission process is over.

CEED 2021 Application Fee

  • Should pay a non-refundable amount of INR 2200+GST for General Candidates
  • INR 1100+GST for SC/ST/PwD and women candidates.
  • Students who are applying late are required to pay a late fee of INR 500+GST

CEED 2021 Eligibility Criteria

Following is the information related to Eligibility Criteria of CEED 2021:

Qualifying Examination: Applicants must hold a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering / Architecture / Design / Interior Design or their equivalent from a recognized board or university after 10 + 2 level. OR
After 10 + 2 level exams he / she must have received a Professional Diploma in Design such as NID / CEPT or their equivalent. OR
He / she may have been pursuing a five-year G.D program. Art with one year of professional experience post graduation following 10th level examinations. OR
He / she must have completed 4 year Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) after 10 + 2 level examinations.

Age Criteria: There is no minimum age limit for the entrance exam to appear.

Appearing candidates: Candidates who are in their final year of graduation can also apply as long as they are allowed to demonstrate passing proof at the time of admission.

GATE Score: Candidates will apply based on their GATE 2021 Score, too.


CEED 2021 Exam Pattern

In this section, you will find the Exam Pattern of CEED 2021.

Exam Mode and Date: CEED 2021 Exam is organized in online CBT in the month of January 2021 but Part B is drawing based and is carried out in offline mode.

Parts: The question paper will be divided into two sections – Part A and Part B.

Parts Number: Part A is to consist of three segments.

Type of Questions: Part A includes various forms of selected questions and numerical. Part B will include questions related to drawing.

Time length: The overall duration of the exam will be 3 hours (part A  -1 hour; part B- 2 hour).

Total Marks: Part A and Part B are each to be 100 marks.

Medium Language: The exam paper will be in English.

Weightage of Marks: 25% weightage of marks will be given in Part A and 75% weightage to Part B.

In the below table we have distributed number & type of questions and total marks scored in each section:

Part A:

Section No. of Questions Question No. Marks if Correct Marks if Wrong Marks if Not Attempted Total Marks
NAT 10 1 – 10 3 0 0 30
MSQ 10 11 – 20 2 0 0 20
MCQ 25 21 – 45 2 -0.6 0 50
Total 45 1 – 45       100

Part B:

Section No. of Questions Question No. Total Marks
Discipline Specific Question 5 (answer any one) 1 – 5 40
Creativity Question 1 6 20
Sketching Question 1 7 20
Visualization Question 1 8 20
Total 8 1 – 8 100

CEED 2021 Syllabus

Students who are appearing for the examination should read the following:

Part A:

Visualization and spatial ability, Environmental and Social awareness, Analytical and logical reasoning, Language and Creativity, Design Thinking and Problem Solving, Observation and Design Sensitivity.

Part B:

Drawing, Creativity, Communication Skills, Analytical and problem-solving skills.


CEED 2021 Answer Key

CEED 2021 Answer Key will be made available after the exam. Candidates can check their answer key with their own login Id. Candidates can download PDF Format of the Answer Key. It is to be available in January 2021.

The Final Answer Key is expected to be available in February 2021. Candidates who gave the entrance exam will only be able to obtain the official CEED 2021 Response Key through online mode.


CEED 2021 Admit Card

  • After the successful registration of entrance exam, CEED 2021 admit card will be released by the exam conducting body.
  • Candidate will be able to see his/her admit card through online mode from the official website of CEED.
  • The admit card contains all the basic information such as candidate roll no, category, gender, photograph, exam, time etc.
  • candidate should show his/her admit card whenever the invigilator asks for it.
  • Without admit card no one will be allowed to enter the examination hall.
  • Candidate should preserve his/her admit card till the entire admission process gets completed

CEED 2021 Preparation Tips

Here we include the best way to prepare for admission to CEED 2021. Preparation tips will help you get good marks on your entry to CEED 2021.

  • First, plan your exam planning routine to help you cover all the exam topics that are important to you.
  • Follow the schedule of the day to day analysis.
  • It is very important for you to first check the actual exam pattern CEED exam syllabus and CEED marking scheme before you begin your preparation which will help you get a clear idea about the CEED entrance exams.
  • Question papers and solved papers from the previous year will definitely help you get the trends in question and the chances that questions from the previous year may be repeated.

CEED 2021 Results

  • After the examination, the exam conducting authority releases the results on its official website. Results will be declared in March 2021.
  • Candidate can check the result on the official website.
  • Counselling is strictly based on the performance of the candidate.
  • On the basis of the performance of the candidate in Part B examination the Merit list will be prepared.

CEED 2021 Cut Off

In order to be selected for further admission rounds, candidates must secure minimum cut off marks. Candidates will appear for the Part B exam upon clearing the Part A exam.

  • The CEED cut off for Part B will be prepared on the basis of various factors such as – number of candidates appearing, number of seats available, level of test difficulty, and number of candidates qualifying.
  • The cut-off marks are 90 % of the open category for shortlisting OBC-NCL candidates.
  • However, it will be 50 % of the open category for ST / SC / PWD candidates.

CEED 2021 Scorecard

Candidates will download their CEED 2021 Scorecard by logging in as of March 2021. Scorecard shows important applicant and rank information, level of merit and status of candidate.

The Scorecard is valid for a period of one year following declaration of results.

CEED 2021 Merit List

CEED 2021 Merit List will be released soon after the results have been published via online mode. The board shall prepare and publish the merit list based on the marks secured in the Part B examination.

Applicants must first clear their Part A test to appear for Part B. Qualifying applicants will be placed in the merit list for the next evaluation process after satisfactory Part A and then Part B test.

CEED 2021 Admission

  • The qualified candidates will apply in various respective institutions based on CEED 2021 ratings.
  • No admission / counselling process will be coordinated by the board for CEED 2021 Admission.
  • For applicants, the individual institutions must schedule an aptitude test or an interview.
  • The applicants will be admitted after reviewing their aptitude test or interview performance and the entrance examination score.

CEED 2021 FAQ

When and how will the CEED 2021 registration process start?

The application process is expected to start from the fourth week of October 2020 through online mode.

How can I make registration fee payment for CEED 2021?

The registration fee payment can be made by online (debit/ credit card/ net banking) or offline (through DD) mode.

Can I make corrections in the details of the CEED 2021 registration form?

Yes, you can make corrections in registration details when the correction facility opens in the first week of January 2021.


When will the CEED 2021 entrance test be organized?

The entrance exam will be conducted in the third week of January 2021.


In what mode will be the CEED 2021 entrance test held?

Answer: The Part A of the entrance test will be held in online mode whereas Part 2 will be in Pen and paper mode (offline).

In case of any query regarding CEED 2021, you can ask your query in the comments section below.

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