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Candidates interested in taking admission in M.Des and Ph.D courses in design may appear in CEED Exam.  CEED properly known as Common Entrance Examination for Design is specially conducted by IIT Bombay for those candidates who wish to pursue M.Des and Ph.D courses in designing. For the same reason the authorities of IIT Bombay have released the CEED Notification and here we have given All Details About Common Entrance Examination for Design. Candidates may check all the details about CEED from the below section of this page.

Highlights Of This Page:

  • Details About CEED Exam 2018
  • Eligibility Required
  • Selection details
  • Application Fees
  • How to fill CEED Application Form
  • Exam pattern
  • Syllabus
  • Test Centers
  • CEED 2018 Exam Date
  • How To Prepare For CEED Exam
  • Further details and Official Note

Candidates who are interested in applying for CEED, are advised to check all the details and also check that either they are eligible to apply for the test or not. All the details about the CEED Exam 2018 like the eligibility, selection, Exam pattern, applying , CEED Exam Details, CEED Exam Books, CEED Exam Paper, etc are given in below section of this page created by the team members of candidates are advised to take a glance over it.


What Is CEED Exam?

CEED is Common Entrance Examination for Design conducted by IIT Bombay to give all the eligible candidates a chance of taking admission in M.Des and Ph.D courses in design in prestigious institutions like IITs.

Name of examination:  

Common Entrance Examination for Design

Courses Offered and Participating Institutions:

Participating InstituteOffered Courses
IISc BangaloreM.Des in Product Design and Engineering*
Ph.D. in Design
IIT BombayM.Des in Industrial Design, Communication Design, Animation, Interaction Design, Mobility and Vehicle Design,
Ph.D. in Design
IIT DelhiM.Des in Industrial Design
IIT GuwahatiM.Des in Design
IIT HyderabadM.Des in Virtual Design
Ph.D. in Design
IIITDM JabalpurM.Des in Product Design and Visual Design*
IIT KanpurM.Des in Design*
Ph.D. in Design*

Note: For the courses with (*), GATE qualified candidates may also apply.

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CEED Exam Eligibility:

To apply for the entrance examination, Candidates must have passed a degree / diploma / post graduate degree programme of 4 years or 3+2 years (after 10+2 level),


Must be appearing for the final examination of such a program by July 2018,


Must have passed the GD Arts diploma programme (10+5 level) by July 2017

There is no age limit to appear for CEED. Besides, a candidate can appear for CEED any number of times.

Application Fees for CEED Entrance Exam:

For General candidates Rs. 2200 + GST
For SC/ST/PWD and Women candidates Rs. 1100/- + GST

The amount of application will be submitted via online mode i.e. by using Credit card / Debit Card or via net banking.  A late fee of Rs. 500 plus GST is applicable to ALL candidates for registrations submitted after the regular closing date

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CEED Selection Of Candidates:

Candidates will be selected for the CEED Exam For Architecture on the basis of their performance in the examination and the CEED Merit List.

Instructions to appear in CEED 2018 Exam:


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CEED Exam Pattern:

PartSection (Part A)
Question Type (Part B)
Number of QuestionsMarks Per SectionTotal Marks
AI10 NAT220
II10 MSQ220
III30 MCQ260
BQuestion from different streams50100
Creative use of an Object20

Note: There is negative marking of 0.6 marks in NAT questions.

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Scheme of CEED Examination:

Number of papers CEED is conducted in two parts i.e.

Part-A and Part-B.

Part B tests the candidate designing and drawing skills. It is mandatory for the candidates to pass the Part-A in order to qualify for Part-B.

Mode of Examination Part-A is a computer based test (CBT) while part-B is the paper based test.

For Part-B, questions will be displayed on the answer but students have to write the answer in the answer book provided by the examiner.

Language of Question PaperExamination can only be given in English Language
Number of QuestionsThere will be total 50 questions in Part-A. Part-A contains 3 sections. Section-1 will contain 5 questions, Section-2 will contain 10 questions and the remaining 35 question will be contained by Section-3.
Type of Questions Part A contains objective type questions (MCQ, Multiple Select Questions and Numerical Answer Questions).
Exam Duration Candidates must attempt Part-A in 1 hour and Part-B in 2 hours.
Marking Scheme 2 marks will be provided to each correct answer.
Negative Marking There is a negative marking for Part-A. 0.6 mark be deducted in first and third sections of part-A.

CEED Exam Syllabus:

CEED 2018 Syllabus for 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

CEED Syllabus 2018 for Part B:

  • Drawing
  • Creativity
  • Communication Skills
  • Analytical and Problem Solving Skills

Get Here: CEED Exam Syllabus Pdf

 CEED Cut Off:

CategoryCEED Cutoff for Part A

CEED Test Centers:

  1. Ahmedabad
  2. Chennai
  3. Bengaluru
  4. Guwahati
  5. Vishakhapatnam
  6. Thrissur
  7. Lucknow
  8. Pune
  9. Nagpur
  10. Thiruvananthapuram
  11. Bhubaneswar
  12. Delhi
  13. Hyderabad
  14. Chandigarh
  15. Kolkata
  16. Jaipur
  17. Mumbai
  18. Patna
  19. Raipur
  20. Bhopal

You Can Also Check: CEED Notification

How to Apply For CEED 2018?

  • First of all candidates are required to visit the official website i.e.
  • From the homepage appeared Hit on Brochure Link
  • Read all the details regarding the examination and then if you think that you are eligible for the examination then
  • Go back to the homepage and hit on apply Tab
  • A new page will come out along with a Registration Form
  • Fill all the details like basis details , qualification Details , Address Details , other and Additional qualification Details , Skill Details etc
  • After completely filling up the detail upload required documents in respect to your qualification, age , address , caste etc
  • Now pay the amount of fees by using your Credit card / Debit card or net banking
  • After completing the whole application procedure hit on the final submission tab
  • At last take a print out of filled up application form and keep it safe for further usage

Get Here: CEED Brochure 2018

CEED Exam Preparation Books:

CEED 2018 Books Author
Change by Design Tim Brown
Seeds For CEED Bhushan Patil1
CEED and NID 2017 Study Material- COMBO COURSE by Architecture Aptitude (Author), ICR Education services (Editor), Architects and Designers
NID PG (DAT) + CEED (all disciplines) – Study Material Kit SILICA(Author)
Comprehensive English for NID, NIFT, UCEED, CEED, NATA, B.Arch & Other Design Entrance Exams Designologue

CEED Exam Preparation Tips:

Concentration is the best Key Focus on your studies and read each and every concept carefully and with concentration
Do not take Stress Always study with a stress free mind so as to make your learning easy.
Understand the Importance Always start your preparation from the topics which are very important.
Give yourself time Take short breaks while studying
CEED Exam Question Papers Papers are a great Help Try to solve previous year papers as these are a great help
Group Discussion Make a group with those people who you think are serious for their studies.
Do make Short Notes Try to make short notes, this will help you remembering things for a long period of time
Write what you learn Learn and write is the best method to remember the things in a quicker manner.
Sit properly Do not study on bed, make a proper study place
Try to study in Peace Your study place should be full of lightning and peaceful where your mind may not get distracted.
Cramming- not a good habit Do not try cramming method. Try to learn and understand each and every topic deeply.
Do Strong Preparation Give online mock tests so that your weaker subjects may become stronger.
Revise Everything Revision is very much important
Eat Properly Do not let your stomach empty
Avoid being Dehydrated Drink as much water as you can

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CEED 2018 Admit Card:

Candidates who will appear in the CEED Examination will have to carry their CEED Hall Ticket. The CEED Call Letter will be available on the Official Website of CEED on 25-12-2017. Candidates who will not carry their Admit Card will not be permissible to appear in the examination. After downloading the CEED 2018 Exam Admit card candidates are advised to check the following:

  • Name of candidates
  • Date of examination
  • Exam centre name
  • Date of examination
  • Candidate Roll no
  • Application Form Number
  • Candidates Basic info like parents name , address etc
  • Candidate’s Photograph etc.

Press Here To Get: CEED Admit Card

CEED Answer Key:

The authorities of Common Entrance Examination for Design will release the CEED Solution PDF on 27-01-2018. Candidates who will appear in the examination may download the Exam Solution PDF from the official website.

CEED 2018 Result:

After successfully commencing the examination the authorities of CEED will declare the CEED Scorecard. The authorities will declare the CEED Results on 05-03-2017. Candidates who will give the CEED Exam Papers may download their CEED Merit List from the official website. Those candidates whose names will appear in the CEED Cut Off will become Eligible to appear in the CEED Counselling Session.

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CEED 2018 Counselling:

Counselling Procedure is the last phase which candidates have to attend to complete the Admission Procedure. On the basis of Candidate’s CEED Rank the Colleges are Allotted and the procedure of CEED Admission Gets Completed.

Participating Institutions in CEED 2018 Counselling:

  • IISc Bangalore
  • IIT Bombay
  • IIT Delhi
  • IIT Guwahati
  • IIT Hyderabad
  • IIITDM Jabalpur
  • IIT Kanpur

Read Here: Counselling Tips & Techniques

CEED Important Dates:

EventsDates (Announced)
Application Form Release Date09-10-2017
Application Submission Last Date without late fee10-11-2017
CEED Application Submission with late fee11-11-2017 to 17-11-2017
Downloading of CEED Admit Cards25-12-2017
Last date to rectify discrepancy in admit card (if any)2nd week of January 2018
CEED Exam Date 201820-01-2018
Publication of draft CEED Answer Key for Part A27-01-2018
Last date for sending comments about Part-A Answer Key31-01-2018
Release of CEED Final Answer Key04-02-2018
CEED Result Declaration05-03-2018
Downloading of CEED Score Card05-03-2018

CEED Contact Details:

Address: Chairman

JEE (Advanced)-UCEED-CEED 2018

Indian Institute of Technology Bombay

Mumbai 400076

Phone Number: +91 22 2576 4063 / 9093 / 9094 (Mon to Fri 09:30 – 17:30 hrs)

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