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.
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
Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Bombay
Mode of Application
Mode of Exam
Part A - Online
Part B - Offline
Level of the Exam
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
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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 guide map 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 on 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
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 year's 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.
Practising 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.
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 format of the questions which will be asked in the test, maximum mark allotted, weightage of the questions, marking scheme etc. Students are advised to appear in the CEED 2021 mock test as a part of the preparation for the entrance test.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
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.
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)
SC/ ST/ PwD
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
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.
IIT Kanpur: Design Programme
IIITDM Jabalpur: Design Discipline
IIT Guwahati: Department of Design
IIT Bombay: Industrial Design Center
IIT Hyderabad: Department of Design
IIT Delhi: Instrument Design and Development Centre
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.
2. World University of Design (WUD)
7. Lovely Professional University (LPU)
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 email@example.com. 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
Hello I am pursing last year B.A. Graphic Design (3 year) degree. I want to give NID dat and CEED exam. Is there I am eligible for this tests?
i hope you are doing well
the basic eligibility for the NID DAT is candidate must have passed or appearing for their 10+2 from any recognized board with any stream like science , humanities or commerce, candidate holding diploma of three years are also eligible
for more information about NIT DAT you can refer to the link mentioned below
the basic eligibility to appear for CEED exam is candidate must hold a bachelors degree of 3 years in any relevant discipline of any recognized university . and candidate are required to clear the GD arts diploma programme (10+5) by july 2021.
for more information you can refer to the link mentioned below
Hello, Now I am pursuing my last year of B.Tech engineering so there is a gap of 2 years in my education so can I apply for the NID or CEED exam for M.Des? please give me a brief idea.
The eligibility criteria for CEED 2021 for admission to M.Des is as follows
- There is no age limit
- Candidate must have passed 3 year diploma or bachelor's degree or postgraduate degree after 10+2 or must be appearing in the final exam of the above mentioned course in 2021.
The eligibility criteria for NID M.Des 2021 is as follows
- Candidate must have passed 4 year bachelor's degree in any discipline or must have passed 3 year bachelor's degree in any discipline or 4 year diploma diploma in design/architecture/fine arts/applied arts after 10+2
- Candidate belonging to general category must not be more than 30 years as on June 30, 2021. Only those aspirants can apply who were born on or after July 1, 1991.
- For candidates belonging to reserved categories the upper age limit is 33 years as on June 30, 2021.
You are not eligible for CEED as you do not have 3 year bachelor's degree. You are eligible for NID M.Des if you fulfill the age eligibility criteria.
which is the best college for the Digital Game Design field, when I will clear the CEED exam?
Some of the colleges for Game design courses have been stated below:
Academy of Animation and Gaming - Noida
Asian Institute of Gaming & Animation, Bangalore
DSK SupinfoGame International Campus Pune
Global School of Animation & Games - New Delhi, Delhi
ICAT Design & Media College
Maya Academy of Advanced Cinematics (MAAC), Mumbai
Meteor Institute of Digital Design Studies, Mumbai
PAI International Learning Solutions, Pune
Zee Institute of Creative Art
what would be the area of knowldege or skill would be asked in interview and test i mean as a general so as to prepare for it especifically.
Can you help us in understanding if there is any particular entrance exam or Personal Interview that you are attending? Most questions depend on this and so if you can help us with this information, we can help you further.
I have open CEED rank of 130. Can i get into any IIT? My score is 51.5
Hello Aspirant ,
As your common entrance examination design score is 51.5 and you scored good marks congratulations for that and you pursued good rank 130 its a good rank you have chances to get seat in the IITs for phd and mds and you can get seat in top IITs like
Are some of the IITs you may have chance to get in it and you if have any resevations it is more beneficial to get seat in the top most IITs and this course is useful and if you get seat in the IITs you get placements in good companies and you may get jobs with more packages about 10 lakhs hope for the best to get seat in the IITs ALL THE BEST for your future and i think my suggestions and knowledge may be helpful to you.
Thank you !!