CEED 2021 - Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Bombay will release the application form of CEED most probably in the second week of October 2020 in online mode. Aspiring students can fill the application form by providing the required information. However before filling the registration form it is mandatory for the candidates to meet the eligibility criteria of CEED. Students candidature will be cancelled if they fail to fulfill the stipulated CEED eligibility criteria 2021. The examination cell will issue the admit card of CEED tentatively in the last week of December. Aspiring candidates can download the hall ticket by entering the login credentials. CEED 2021 will be conducted in the third week of January in 24 cities across the country. The answer key for Part A along with the response sheet and question paper will be available on the official website in the third week of January. IIT Bombay will announce the CEED 2021 result in the first week of March. Read CEED 2021 article to know all the information related to CEED such as examination dates, CEED eligibility criteria, application form, admit card, exam pattern, result and many more.

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Overview - CEED 2021

Check the wrap-up details related to CEED 2021 which is mentioned in the table below.

CEED 2021 - Quick facts



Name of the Exam

Common Entrance Exam for Design

Commonly Known As


Conducting Body

Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Bombay

Mode of Application


Mode of Exam

Part A - Online

Part B - Offline

Level of the Exam


Exam Category


Exam Duration

3 hours

CEED 2021 - Exam Dates

Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay will release the exam dates for CEED most likely in the third week of September. Tracing the examination dates will avoid students from missing any crucial events. The tentative dates for CEED 2021 are mentioned in the table below and will be soon updated once released by the authority.

Exam dates for CEED 2021



Release of Official Notification for CEED 2021

Third week of September, 2020

Start date to fill CEED Application Form 2021

Second week of October, 2020

End date for CEED 2021 Registration without late fee

Second week of November, 2020

Deadline to Register CEED Application Form with late fee

Third week of November, 2020

Issue of CEED Admit Card 2021

Last week of December, 2020

Last date for Admit Card Rectification

First week of January, 2021

CEED 2021

Third week of January, 2021

Release of CEED Draft Answer Key for Part A

Third week of January, 2021

Availability of CEED Response Sheet 2021

Third week of January, 2021

End date to challenge CEED Answer key

Fourth week of January, 2021

Release of CEED Final Answer key for Part A

First week of February, 2021

CEED Result 2021

First week of March, 2021

CEED 2021 Scorecard

First week of March, 2021

CEED 2021 Eligibility Criteria

IIT Bombay stipulates the eligibility criteria of CEED which includes the parameters that candidates have to fulfil to appear in the CEED entrance test. CEED 2021 eligibility criteria specifies the qualifying exam, age limit, number of attempts in CEED etc. Aspiring students must ensure that they have fulfilled the prescribed parameters prior to the registration of CEED. The specified key criteria are as follows.

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  • Students have to complete a 3 years degree/ diploma/ postgraduate degree programme (after 10+2 level) or,

  • Candidates who are appearing the final exam of the qualifying by July 2021 can also apply for CEED or,

  • Students who have passed the diploma programmes of GD Arts (10+5 level) by July 2021 are eligible to apply for CEED

  • No age limit is prescribed by the authority

  • Students can appear multiple times in CEED

CEED Application Form 2021

The application form for CEED will be available on the official website tentatively from the second week of October. Candidates who fulfil the eligibility criteria can register the CEED 2021 application form till the second week of November without paying late fee. Students are advised to keep the required documents and information in preparation prior to registration of CEED. The steps to fill the CEED application form 2021 are as follows.

Step 1 - Registration

Step 2 - Furnish the personal details

Step 3 - Provide the educational qualification

Step 4 - Upload the requisite documents

Step 5 - Pay the Application fee

Step 6 - Download the fully furnished CEED Application form

Step 7 - Take the print out of the application form and keep it safely for future reference.

CEED 2021 Exam Centres

The exam centres of CEED are the cities where CEED entrance tests will be conducted. Students will have to select the preference exam centres at the time of filling the application. While selecting the exam centres, students can choose at least three exam centres as per their choice. Candidates must select the CEED 2021 exam centres where they can reach easily. CEED 2021 will be held in 24 cities across India. The CEED exam centres 2021 are as follows.

Exam Centres for CEED

























CEED Admit Card 2021

IIT Bombay will issue the admit card of CEED in the last week of December in online mode. Students must keep in mind that the authority will provide the CEEE admit card to the eligible candidates who registered the application form on or before the due date. No hard copy or soft copy of CEED admit card 2021 will be sent to the candidates by the authority through post or email. Students will have to download the admit card from the portal by entering the required details. CEED 2021 admit card is an important document which candidates have to carry to the exam centres along with the valid identity card. No candidates will be allowed to enter the examination hall with the hall ticket. CEED admit card will mention the information such as candidate’s name, roll number, exam centres, exam guidelines etc.

CEED 2021 Exam Pattern

The exam pattern of CEED contains all the exam parameters of CEED. Students must look through the CEED 2021 exam pattern to get knowledge about the question format, exam duration, mode of exam, marking scheme etc. Having a clear idea about the CEED exam pattern will help the candidates to secure good marks in the entrance test. CEED exam pattern 2021 will be a guidemap to the aspiring students at the time of preparation and they will be able to tackle the exam easily. As per the prescribed exam pattern of CEED, the entrance test consists of two parts - Part A and Part B. The duration of the entrance test is three hours. Part A is a computer based exam whereas Part B will be conducted based on pen and paper mode.

CEED Syllabus 2021

The syllabus of CEED includes the topics in which the question for the entrance test will be framed. Knowing the CEED syllabus will help the students which are the topics they have to prepare and focus for the exam. The syllabus of CEED is different for Part A and Part B. Check the CEED 2021 syllabus from the table below.

CEED Syllabus 2021 - Part A

Language and creativity

Environmental and Social Awareness

Design thinking and problem solving

Visualization and Spatial Ability

Observation and design sensitivity

Analytical and logical reasoning

CEED Syllabus 2021 - Part B

Analytical and problem-solving skills

Communication skills



CEED 2021 Sample Paper

The sample papers of CEED are the questions that had been already asked in the previous years. The examination cell will release the CEED 2021 sample paper so that aspiring candidates can download and practice the previous years question. Students are advised to solve the CEED sample paper to get familiar with the type of questions asked in the entrance exam. The benefits of solving the CEED sample paper 2021 are as follows.

  • Students will get a fair idea about the question formats and weightage of the question.

  • Practicing the previous year question will boost the speed and accuracy level of the answer.

  • Students will be able to get rid of the exam fear and stress by solving the sample paper of CEED.

  • Candidates will be able to estimate the consumption of time in attempting each question which indeed will help the students in proper time management.

CEED Mock Test 2021

The concerned authority will release the mock test of CEED in online mode. The agenda for providing the CEED mock test is to assist students in getting an idea about the questions format which will be asked in the test, maximum mark allotted, weightage of the questions, marking scheme etc. Students are advised to appear in CEED 2021 mock test as a part of preparation for the entrance test.

CEED 2021 Answer Key

IIT Bombay will release the draft answer key of CEED in the third week of January, 2021 along with the question paper and response sheet. Candidates can download the provisional answer key and compare with their answer sheet. If students find any discrepancies then they can challenge the draft answer key by providing enough proof to support their objection. To comment on the answer key candidates have to mail at the ceed@iitb.ac.in. along with the name, roll number and registration number. After gathering all the comments from the candidates, the examination cell will release the final answer key of CEED for Part A most likely in the first week of February.

CEED Result 2021

The result of CEED will be declared by the authority in the first week of March in online mode. To check the CEED 2021 result candidates have to enter the required credentials in the login window. Along with the result students can also download the scorecard of CEED which will be valid for a period of one year from the date of the announcement of the result. CEED result 2021 will include the details such as the name of the candidates, roll number, score or marks obtained by the candidates in the entrance test.

CEED 2021 Scorecard

IIT Bombay will release the scorecard of CEED in the first week of March, 2021 for the qualified candidates only. Students have to download the CEED 2021 scorecard and take a print out of the same. The scorecard will be valid for one year from the date of the declaration of the result. Students must keep the CEED scorecard 2021 safely as it will be verified by the institutions at the time of admission along with the required documents.

CEED Cut off 2021

The cutoff of CEED is the minimum marks determined by the examination authority which candidates must have to obtain to be applicable for the admission. If candidates fail to score the minimum qualifying marks then they will not be eligible for the admission in design programme. The minimum qualifying percentage as per specified by IIT Bombay are given in the table below.

Minimum Qualifying Percentage - Part A


CEED 2020 Cutoff (Minimum percentage of marks in Part A to be shortlisted for Part B)







Factors Determining CEED Cutoff 2021

The following are the factors which are determined while stipulating the cutoff of CEED.

  • Difficulty level of the exam

  • No.of candidates appearing in the entrance test

  • Seat Intake

  • Students performance in the entrance test

  • Previous years cutoff trends

CEED 2021 Participating Institution

The participating institutes of CEED are the institutes in which admission for postgraduate courses in design programmes will be offered based on CEED score. 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 score.

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

Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - CEED 2021

Question: When will CEED 2021 application form be released and in what mode?


 IIT Bombay will release the CEED application form most likely in the second week of October, 2020 in online mode.

Question: Do I have to pay any application fee?


Yes, CEED application for 2021 fee is different for various categories. The application fee is Rs. 1300 for all women candidates and SC /ST/PwD candidates • All other candidates have to pay Rs. 2,600.

Question: In what mode will CEED 2021 will be conducted?


CEED 2021 will consist of two parts - Part A and Part B. Part A is a computer based exam however Part B will be conducted based on pen and paper mode.

Question: How many exam centres can I choose at the time of filling the application form?


Candidates could choose 3 exam cities in order of preference. Once the registration form was submitted, request for change of city was not entertained.

Question: When is the last date to fill the application form of CEED?


Students can fill CEED application form 2021 till the second week of November without late fee. However if candidates fail to do the registration till the date then they can submit the registration form by paying the late fee till the third week of November. 

Question: When will the authority release the admit card of CEED?


IIT Bombay will issue CEED 2021 admit card to the eligible candidates who successfully registered the application form of CEED. CEED admit card 2021 will be tentatively released in the last week of December.

Question: When is the examination date of CEED 2021?


 IIT Bombay will conduct CEED 2021 most probably in the third week of December across the country.

Question: What will the result of CEED 2021 be released?


The concerned authorities will declare the CEED 2021 result in the first week of March in online mode.

Question: If I want to challenge the answer key of CEED, then what is the procedure to raise the objection?


If candidates find any discrepancies on the CEED answer key then, they can comment on the draft answer key by sending a mail to ceed@iitb.ac.in. While challenging the provisional answer key, students must provide enough proof to support the objection.

Question: If I find any mistake on the CEED 2021 admit card, then how will I rectify it?


If there is any error in the admit card of CEED, students must inform the officials immediately to modify it.

Question: Can I carry the digital copy or photocopy of my identity card to the exam centres?


Students must carry the original copy of the identity card to the exam centres . Candidates must note that the hall ticket is an important document that they must produce when asked by the invigilators along with the valid id proof.

Question: What is the validity of CEED scorecard?


CEED 2021 scorecard will be valid for a period of one year from the date of declaration of the result. 

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Questions related to CEED

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I by mistake filled my roll number in registration id of ceed while filling a form for mdes in iit delhi, should I write application form again from different id?

Sharon Rose Student Expert 31st Mar, 2020


Even with your roll number your details can be traced out linked with your roll number in your college.So you may not face problem if you have given your roll number in place of your registration number.As long as the details which yiu have filled in the online application are true you will not face any problem.


I got my CEED scorecard. what is the next step for admission?

Vagisha Aggarwal 15th Mar, 2020

Hello Aspirant

After you get your CEED scorecard, I think its best you start checking your college preferences based on your scores and shortlist them. The the most important step is to take care of the last day of application of the colleges.

Even if your CEED score is less than you dream college, I would still recommend you apply for it because you never know about the cut-offs for that year.


major topics of biotechnology in jnu ceed entrance exam

Dev Sohan Paul 7th Mar, 2020

The Jawaharlal Nehru University Combined Entrance Exam for Biotechnology (JNU CEEB) is a national level examination which is conducted every year for the applicants of postgraduate who wish to study MSc Biotechnology, MSc Agricultural Biotechnology and MVSc, and MTech Biotechnology. A combined entrance examination for Biotechnology is conducted by Jawaharlal Nehru University in order to offer admission to aspirants in Biotechnology programs offered by the varsity as well as its partaking colleges.

The Major topics of biotechnology in jnu ceed entrance exam are as follows:

Plant Biotech ,

Animal Biotech ,

Environmental Biotech ,

Molecular Biology ,



Genetic Engineering,


All the best


is 5 year BFA course eligible for m.des admission at IIT Bombay.

Sharon Rose Student Expert 5th Mar, 2020


Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay offers 5 year B.Des and M.Des integrated course.The admission is based on merit in UCCED.So a candidate must appear in UCEED and qualify in it to get admission.The eligibility criteria is that a candidate must have passed 10+2 or its equivalent in 2019 or 2020 from a recognized board or university.


what is difference between CEED and UCEED

hrithik jain 21st Feb, 2020


CEED is common Entrance exam for design and is conducted for getting admission in IITs and IISc for their designing courses whereas UCEED is an undergraduate course conducted to get admission in UG B.design for IIT like Bangalore, and IIITD and various other private colleges also accept the scores for the admissions.

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