CEED 2019
Nancy Johri, 05 Sep 2018, #CEED

CEED 2019 - Common Entrance Examination for Design, commonly known as CEED 2019, will be conducted by IIT Bombay on January 19 for admissions to Masters of Design (M.Des) programme offered by IIT Kanpur, IIITDM Jabalpur, IIT Guwahati, IIT Bombay, IIT Hyderabad, IIT Delhi and IISc Bangalore. According to the institute official, the website comprising all the other details regarding CEED 2019 will be launched on September 25, 2018. Registration for CEED 2019 will commence from October 9. CEED 2019 will also be the qualifying examination for admission to Ph.D programme in Design at IIT Bombay, IIT Hyderabad, IIT Kanpur and IISc Bangalore. Every year, nearly 6,500 aspirants appear for the national level design entrance exam, out of which around 1,000 candidates qualify in it. The qualified candidates are required to appear in further tests or interviews conducted by the individual participating institutes. CEED 2019 will be conducted in two parts- Part A and Part B. Only shortlisted test-takers of Part A will be considered eligible to appear for part B. Only the score of Part B of CEED 2019 will be taken into account while preparing the merit list. CEED 2019 score will be valid for one year, commencing from the day of result declaration (first week of March).
Latest - CEED Application Form 2019 will be available from October 9, 2018. CEED 2019 will be conducted on January 19, 2019.


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Aspirants can go through all the information about CEED 2019 including important dates, eligibility criteria, application procedure, test pattern, hall ticket, result, and more.  


CEED 2019- An Overview 



Exam Name

Common Entrance Examination for Design

Commonly known as


Conducting Authority

Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT Bombay)

Level of exam


Exam category

Postgraduate (PG)

Mode of exam

Online (Computer Based)

Exam duration

180 minutes (3 hours)

CEED Participating Institutes 2019

Following are the participating institutes of CEED 2019:

  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 above listed CEED 2019 participating institutes, the result will also be shared with the below mentioned institutes. These will allocate some seats in the M.Des. programmes via CEED 2019.

1. Anant National University

2. World University of Design (WUD)

3. Lovely Professional University (LPU)

4. Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT) University

5. Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology

6. University of Petroleum and Energy Studies (UPES)


CEED Important Dates 2019

IIT Bombay has yet not announced the important dates of CEED 2019. Aspirants can check the schedule of the crucial events below:


CEED 2019 Important Dates 



CEED 2019 online registration

October 9 to November 16,  2018

Availability of CEED 2019 admit card

1st week of January 2019 onwards

CEED 2019

January 19, 2019

Availability of CEED 2019 draft answer key for Part A

4th week of January 2019

Deadline for sending comments on the answer key

Last week of January 2019

Release of CEED 2019 final answer key for Part A

1st week of February 2019

CEED 2019 result

March 4,  2019

CEED 2019 score card availability

March 4, 2019

CEED Eligibility Criteria 2019

IIT Bombay announces the eligibility criteria of CEED for aspirants, who are willing to appear for the entrance exam. Check details below:

  • Candidates must have passed a degree/diploma/postgraduate degree programme of 4 years or 3+2 years in order to apply.

  • Candidates appearing in the final exam of such programmes by July 2019 or those who have passed GD Arts diploma programme by July 2018 will also be considered eligible.

Note- A candidate can appear in CEED any number of times. Also, there is no age limit for taking the test.


CEED Application Form 2019

Eligible aspirants can fill the online application form of CEED 2019 from October 9 to November 16, 2018. Before filling the CEED 2019 application form, all the candidates are required to ensure that they meet the eligibility criteria. They are required to fill their personal and academic details in the application form. During CEED application filling procedure, the candidates have to pay the application fee as well.


CEED 2019 Application Fee

S. No.




Application fee for female candidates



Application fee for SC/ST/PwD candidates



Application fee for all other candidates


Candidates can pay the application fee via credit card/debit card/net banking. CEED application fee 2019 will be non-refundable and non-transferable.


CEED Admit Card 2019

The admit card of CEED 2019 will be available for download from the first week of January 2019 onwards. The candidates can download the CEED 2019 admit card till third week of January. Is will be available for only those candidates, who have submitted their application successfully. While appearing for CEED 2019, they will be required to present it to the invigilator. So, the candidates should take more than one colored printout of CEED admit card 2019. Without possessing it, no candidate will be allowed to enter the examination hall.


All the candidates must carefully check all the details mentioned on the CEED admit card 2019. In case, they find any discrepancy in the particulars, they should report it to IIT Bombay for rectification.


CEED Exam Centres 2019

The exam centres of CEED 2019 are the cities where the design entrance exam will be held. The entrance exam is expected to be conducted in twenty cities across India. While filling the CEED 2019 application form, the applicants are required to select a minimum of three test centres. 


CEED 2019 Exam Centres





















CEED Exam Pattern 2019

Exam pattern of CEED 2019 include important information regarding the entrance exam such as total time duration, language of questions, total number of questions, marking scheme, and more. Candidates should be aware of the CEED 2019 exam pattern in order to have a fair idea well in advance.


Highlights of CEED Exam Pattern 2019

  • The paper of CEED 2019 will have 2 parts– Part A and Part B.

  • Part A will be a computer based test with Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs). 

  • CEED 2019 part B will evaluate the candidates on various factors like drawing, writing and designing. They will have to answer on a given sheet.

  • The total time duration given to the candidates to complete the paper will be three hours. They have to finish part A in one hour, while the time allotted for part B will be two hours.

  • Part A will be conducted for shortlisting candidates for part B. Only part B will be taken into account for merit list preparation.

CEED Syllabus 2019

CEED 2019 syllabus will contain the chapters and topics from where the questions will be asked in the entrance exam. By checking the syllabus of CEED 2019 beforehand and planning their preparation accordingly, the aspiring candidates will be able to save a lot of time along with knowing what to study and what to avoid. Candidates can check below some of the topics of CEED syllabus 2019: 


CEED 2019 Syllabus (Part A)

  • Language and creativity

  • Visualization and Spatial Ability

  • Analytical and logical reasoning

  • Observation and design sensitivity

  • Environmental and Social Awareness

  • Design thinking and problem solving

CEED 2019 Syllabus (Part B)

  • Analytical and problem solving skills

  • Communication Skills

  • Creativity

  • Drawing

CEED Sample Papers 2019

Candidates appearing for CEED 2019 are advised to solve the sample papers that are the question papers of previous years. IIT Bombay releases the CEED 2019 sample papers for candidates so that they can practise them and prepare well for the entrance test. By solving CEED sample papers 2019, the aspirants can have a fair idea about the actual question paper.  


CEED Mock Test 2019

The exam conducting institute, IIT Bombay, will release the mock test of CEED 2019 for the candidates. CEED 2019 mock test will aid the candidates in polishing their problem solving ability. With this, they can have a complete grip on the type of questions which are asked in the actual exam. CEED mock test 2019 will help in increasing the question solving speed as well.       


CEED Answer Key 2019

CEED 2019 answer key for part A will be available in fourth week of January. CEED answer key 2019 will carry correct answers to the questions that were asked in the question paper. By tallying their responses with the answer key, the candidates can estimate their probable score by checking and comparing their answers they have marked in the answer sheet. Candidates can file objections, and the deadline for sending comments on the answer key          will be in last week of January 2019. The final answer key of CEED 2019 will be available in the first week of February.


CEED Result 2019

CEED 2019 result can be checked in online mode on March 4 onwards. Candidates will be required to enter their email ID and password to check it. The CEED score card, having a validity of one year from the date of result announcement, can also be downloaded from the same day. Moreover, the CEED score card 2019 cannot be treated as a date of birth proof or category/disability status. 


CEED Score Card 2019

CEED 2019 score card can be downloaded from March 4, onwards. Only those candidates can download the CEED score card 2019 who have appeared for the entrance exam. It is the part of CEED result 2019 only.

Candidates can check the steps to download CEED 2019 score card below:

  • Click on the score card link.

  • Enter the registered email ID and password.

  • Click on submit button.

  • Download CEED 2019 score card and take few printouts for future references.

CEED Cutoff 2019

CEED 2019 cutoff are the minimum marks that the candidates have to score in order to be considered eligible for admissions. Those scoring less that the cutoff of CEED 2019 will not be offered admissions in Master of Design programmes across the participating institutes. Only those candidates, who have secured marks equal to or more than the CEED 2019 cutoff, will be considered for admission.

IIT Bombay will announce the cutoff of CEED 2019 that will be used for scrutinising candidates for part B.


CEED 2019 Cutoff Part A

  • Cutoff marks for Open category- The cutoff marks for shortlisting candidates belonging to the General category, the CEED cutoff 2019 will be calculated as follows:

    X + ½ Σ, where X is the average marks scored by the candidate in Part A and Σ is the standard deviation 

  • Cutoff marks for OBC-NCL category- The cutoff for shortlisting candidates belonging to OBC-NCL category candidates will be 90% of the open category. 

  • Cutoff marks for ST, SC, PWD category- The cutoff for shortlisting candidates belonging to SC, ST, PWD category will be 50% of the open category.

CEED 2019 cutoff prescribed for different categories for part A will be subject to the condition that the test-takers will have to secure equal to or more than the below mentioned minimum marks. Those meeting the requisite cutoff will be shortlisted.  


Minimum prescribed marks to be scored in Part A 



CEED 2019 cutoff (Minimum % of marks required to get shortlisted)










CEED 2019 Cutoff Part B 

There will be a total of eight questions in part B, out of which question number one to five will be of 50 marks each. Test-takers will be required to attempt any one of these. The responses will be evaluated manually, and a normalised score ‘S’ will be calculated by using this formula-

S = {(m − μi) Σ / σi} + A



  • m= is the raw marks obtained in question i

  • μi = the average of the raw marks secured by all candidates who attempted question i

  • σi = the standard deviation of the raw marks secured by all candidates who attempted question i

  • A = 25 and Σ = 6 are chosen to be the average and the standard deviation, respectively, of the distribution of scores ‘S’. If the calculated ‘S’ score for any candidates is less than 0, then all such scores will be capped at 0, and if the calculated ‘S’ score for any candidate is more than 50, then all such scores will be capped at 50.

Marks secured by the candidate in other questions in part B will be added to ‘S’ for obtaining the part B score. The final score of CEED 2019 will be calculated by giving 25 per cent weightage to the score obtained in part A and the remaining 75 per cent to the marks secured in part B after the above calculation.   


CEED Counselling 2019

There is no common counselling for CEED 2019 to be conducted by IIT Bombay. The participating institutes will hold the CEED 2019 counselling individually for admissions to M.Des. Candidates will have to apply separately for admissions to these institutes.   

Individual institutes are likely to conduct an aptitude test or interview as a part of CEED counselling and admission process. To participate in the admission procedure of the participating institutes, it is compulsory to qualify CEED 2019.

The institutes will check the portfolio of the candidates during the interview or aptitude test for evaluation of their designing and sketching ability.


CEED 2018 Facts & Figures

In 2018, as many as 6,423 candidates registered out of which 5,507 candidates actually appeared for the entrance exam. Of these, a total of 1,003 candidates qualified the exam.


The topper of CEED was Ms. Afshaar of Bengaluru having a score of 77.53. She was followed by Ms. Himani Abhay Deshpande from Thane with a CEED score of 75.08. Mr. Akshay Arvind Kamthe from Pune secured the third position with the score of 71.42.


Contact Information

Indian Institute of Technology Bombay

Mumbai 400076

Phone: +91 22 2576 4063 / 9093 / 9094

E-Mail: [email protected]

Website: https://www.ceed.iitb.ac.in

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