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CEED 2023: Admit card, Exam Dates, Application Form, Eligibility, Syllabus, Exam Pattern

CEED 2023 Admit Card will be released on January 2023. Common Entrance Exam for Design (CEED) 2023 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, and 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 2023 such as the Application form, Eligibility, Exam Pattern, Exam Dates, Exam Preparation, and Syllabus.

The Admit Card for CEED 2023 will be released soon. Subsequently, candidates can download it from the Website.

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CEED 2023 Overview

The key points about CEED 2023 are highlighted below:

Exam NameCEED
Full-FormCommon Entrance Exam for Design
Exam TypesPG Level
Exam LevelNational Level
Course OfferedDesign
Conducting BodyCommon Entrance Exam for Design
Application ModeOnline
Exam ModeOnline
Exam DateJanuary 2023
Exam Duration03 Hours
Official Websitehttp://www.ceed.iitb.ac.in
HelplineTel: 91 22 2576 4063 / 9093 / 9094 Email ID: [email protected]

CEED 2023 Important Dates

Given below are the information about the important dates of CEED 2023, the final date to register for the examination is October 2021, before registering candidate should check whether they are eligible to apply or not if the applied candidate does not fulfill the eligibility criteria his/her registration will be rejected.

CEED 2023 provides you a chance to edit your application form to correct the mistakes that you have committed.

EventsDates 2023
Commencement of registration processOctober 2022
Last date to register (without late fee)November 2022
Last date to register (with late fee) November 2022
Availability of admit cardJanuary 2023
CEED 2023 exam January 2023
Publication of Answer keyJanuary 2023
Challenging of answer keyJanuary 2023
Final Answer key releaseJanuary 2023
Declaration of ResultsMarch 2023
Score cardMarch to June 2023

CEED 2023 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 2023 Application Form:

  • Candidates should read the information carefully before applying
  • The application form is available in online mode from October 2021
  • Should submit the application form through online mode from the official website of CCED
  • The candidate should fill in all the relevant information that Is mentioned in the application form
  • Along with the application form, the candidate should attach the scanned copy of the passport size photograph signature, category certificate, and degree certificate as well
  • The candidate should pay the application fee before applying
  • Without paying the application fee, the candidate will not be able to apply for the examination
  • Candidates 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 2023 Application Fee

The application fee for CEED 2023 has been increased by IIT Bombay. For the entire category, the application fee of CEED 2023 is raised. Online registration fees can be paid by candidates for CEED 2023. For every category, the CEED application fee is different. Check for the difference between the 2023 CEED fee for registration and the CEED 2023 application fee as set out in the following table.

CategoryCEED 2021 application feeCEED 2023 application fee
Female/SC/ST/PwD candidatesRs 1600To be Announced
All other candidatesRs 3200To be Announced

Documents Required for filling CEED 2023 Application Form

  • A recently clicked colored photograph and a scanned copy of the signature (.jpg file).
  • If this course is completed, a scanned copy of the diploma/certificate is needed. If the applicant does not have a final degree certificate, submit a copy of the provisional certificate or the final year marks. If the course is not completed, a certificate from the Principal of the College or the Head of the Department should be submitted.
  • Applicants who fall within the category OBC-NCL / SC / ST must submit valid category certificates issued by the concerned authority.
  • Applicants in the PwD category should produce a valid and genuine medical certificate.
  • PwD applicants who need more time during the CEED 2023 exam have to upload a soft copy of the request letter.
  • Applicants whose names do not match the name of the degree/certificate should submit a gazette notification, a marriage certificate or scanned copies of the passport indicating the change of name.

CEED 2023 Eligibility Criteria

Following is the information related to the Eligibility Criteria of CEED 2023:

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.


After 10 + 2 level exams he/she must have received a Professional Diploma in Design such as NID / CEPT or their equivalent.


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.


He/she must have completed 4 years of 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 Score, too.

CEED 2023 Exam Pattern

In this section, you will find the Exam Pattern of CEED 2023.

Exam Mode and Date: CEED 2023 Exam is organized in online CBT in the month of January 2023 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 numerals. 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 hours).

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 in Part B.

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

Part A:

SectionNo. of QuestionsQuestion No.Marks if CorrectMarks if WrongMarks if Not AttemptedTotal Marks
NAT101 – 1030030
MSQ1011 – 2020020
MCQ2521 – 452-0.6050
Total451 – 45   100
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Part B:

SectionNo. of QuestionsQuestion No.Total Marks
Discipline Specific Question5 (answer any one)1 – 540
Creativity Question1620
Sketching Question1720
Visualization Question1820
Total81 – 8100

CEED 2023 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 2023 Answer Key

CEED 2023 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 2023.

The Final Answer Key is expected to be available in February 2023. Candidates who gave the entrance exam will only be able to obtain the official CEED 2023 Response Key through online mode.

Steps to download CEED 2023 Answer Key:

Given below are the steps to download the CEED 2023 Answer Key:

  1. First, go to the official website of CEED i.e. www.ceed.iitb.ac.in
  2. Now find and click on the answer key tab.
  3. After this submit the details required to log in to the account.
  4. Now click on the login option.
  5. Once logged in, the candidate will find the solutions displayed on the screen.
  6. The candidates will have to download the scorecard and take a printout of the results for the CEED 2023 selection process.

CEED 2023 Admit Card

  • After the successful registration of the entrance exam, CEED 2023 admit card will be released by the exam conducting body.
  • The candidate will be able to see his/her admit card 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 2023 Test Centres

The following CEED 2023 test centers have been prescribed by the competent authority. After the application form is submitted, no applicant can change his or her choice of test center.

  • Ahmedabad Kolkata
  • Bengaluru Kozhikode
  • Bhopal Lucknow
  • Bhubaneswar Mumbai
  • Chandigarh Nagpur
  • Chennai Panaji
  • Dehradun Patna
  • Delhi Pune
  • Ernakulam Raipur
  • Guwahati Thiruvananthapuram
  • Hyderabad Thrissur
  • Jaipur Vishakhapatnam

CEED 2023 Preparation Tips

Here we include the best way to prepare for admission to CEED 2023. Preparation tips will help you get good marks on your entry to CEED 2023.

  • 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 2023 Results

  • After the examination, the exam conducting authority releases the results on its official website. Results will be declared in March 2023.
  • Candidates can check the result on the official website.
  • Counseling 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 2023 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 – the 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 2023 Scorecard

Candidates will download their CEED 2023 Scorecard by logging in as of March 2023. The scorecard shows important applicant and rank information, level of merit, and status of the candidate.

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

CEED 2023 Merit List

CEED 2023 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 2023 Admission

  • The qualified candidates will apply to various respective institutions based on CEED 2023 ratings.
  • No admission/counseling process will be coordinated by the board for CEED 2023 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 Participating Institution

The participating institutes of CEED are the institutes in which admission for postgraduate courses in design programs will be offered based on CEED scores. The participating institutions of CEED are mentioned below.

  1. IIT Kanpur: Design Programme
  2. IIITDM Jabalpur: Design Discipline
  3. IIT Guwahati: Department of Design
  4. IIT Bombay: Industrial Design Center
  5. IIT Hyderabad: Department of Design
  6. IIT Delhi: Instrument Design and Development Centre
  7. IISc Bangalore: Center for Product Design and Manufacturing

Apart from the seven participating institutes, there are certain colleges and universities which share the CEED score. The following institutes and universities will allot some seats based on CEED scores.

  1. Anant National University
  2. World University of Design (WUD)
  3. Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology
  4. University of Petroleum and Energy Studies (UPES)
  5. DJ Academy of Design, Coimbatore
  6. CIT Kokrajhar
  7. Lovely Professional University (LPU)
  8. Shiv Nadar University, Greater Noida
  9. Jain University, Bangalore
  10. ISDI School Of Design & Innovation, Mumbai
  11. School of Planning and Architecture, Bhopal

CEED Contact Details

In the event of confusion at any stage of the examination, do not forget to contact the official conducting authority. Their contact information is given below:

Address: Chairman JEE (Advanced)-UCEED-CEED 2023

Indian Institute of Technology Bombay,

Mumbai 400076

Contact No: +91-22-25769093 / 9094 (Mon to Fri 09:30 – 17:30 hrs)

E-Mail Address: [email protected]


The application process is expected to start from the fourth week of October 2022 through online mode.

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

Yes, you can make corrections in registration details when the correction facility opens in the first week of January 2023.

The entrance exam will be conducted in the third week of January 2023.

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 2023, you can ask your query in the comments section below.

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