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CEED 2025: Notification, Date, Part A and B Syllabus, Pattern, Books, Preparation Tips

CEED 2025: Notification, Date, Part A and B Syllabus, Pattern, Books, Preparation Tips

Edited By Isha Jain | Updated on May 07, 2024 10:55 AM IST | #CEED

Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay is likely to commence CEED 2025 registration process in October, 2024. CEED is a common entrance test for design conducted every year for admission to MDes courses offered by IITs. CEED 2025 is expected to be conducted in January and will consist of two parts Part A and Part B. CEED 2025 Part-A will be conducted from 9:00 am to 10:00 am followed by Part-B from 10:00 am to 12:00 noon. Continue reading for more details on CEED 2025.

CEED 2025 - Overview



Full Exam Name

Common Entrance Examination for Design

Short Exam Name


Conducting Body

Indian Institute of Technology Bombay

Frequency of Conduct

Once a year

Exam Level

National Level Exam



Mode of Application


CEED Full Form

The full form of CEED is Common Entrance Test for Design. CEED is conducted by the IIT Bombay every year for admission to MDes and PhD programmes in IITs. Aspirants willing to obtain MDes degree from IITs have to appear and qualify the CEED entrance examination.

CEED 2025 Notification

IIT Bombay is yet to release CEED exam notification 2025. Once released, details on CEED dates, admission details, registration fee and more will be made available at Candidates can also check detailed information on CEED 2025 on this page soon after the official announcement.

CEED Dates 2025

The authorities are expected to announce the CEED important dates 2025 in October 2024. With the help of CEED 2025 dates, candidates can not only know the exam date but details related to other events as well such as registration, admit card, result and more.

CEED Exam Date 2025



CEED 2025 application form release date

October 2024

Last date to submit CEED form 2025

November 2024

CEED 2025 registration last date with a late fee

November 2024

CEED admit card 2025 date

January 2025

Date to modify the discrepancies in CEED admit card

January 2025

CEED 2025 exam date

January 2025

Release of draft CEED answer key 2025

January 2025

Availability of CEED final answer Key 2025

January 2025

Release of CEED cutoff for Part A

February 2025

Declaration of CEED result 2025

March 2025

The download of CEED scorecard 2025

March 2025

CEED 2024 seat allotment (Round 2)

May 10, 2024

CEED 2025 Eligibility Criteria

Common Entrance Exam for Design 2025 eligibility criteria include certain parameters such as the candidate’s age, academic qualifications, nationality, etc. The eligibility criteria are to check if the candidate is suitable to obtain admission through the CEED entrance exam. CEED 2025 eligibility criteria are described to check if the applicant is eligible to appear for the entrance test.

The Admission criteria vary slightly from one institute to the other institute. Therefore, the candidates are strictly advised to check the same before applying to the respective colleges/institutes for admission into their desired programme.

CEED Exam 2025 Eligibility Criteria

The candidates are advised to go through the CEED exam eligibility criteria 2025 before proceeding to the application process. Here are the eligibility criteria mentioned below.

  • The candidates, after 10+2, must have completed a degree/diploma/post-graduate degree programme of a minimum of THREE years

  • (OR) must be appearing for the final exam of such program by July 2025

  • (OR) must have passed the GD Arts diploma course, i.e. 10+5 level by July 2025

  • There is no specific age limit for the candidates who wish to appear for the CEED 2025 entrance examination.

  • The candidate can appear for the CEED entrance exam any number of times.

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CEED 2025 Application

The CEED 2025 application is expected to be released by the authorities in October 2024. The last date for online submission/registrations will be updated as per the official notification. Candidates can register online at the official website - The CEED 2025 registration process includes filling in personal and academic details, uploading relevant documents, and registration fee payment for CEED 2025.

Before applying online, the candidates are advised to check the CEED 2025 eligibility criteria. During the CEED 2025 registration process, candidates also have to pay the CEED 2025 registration fee online using a credit card or a debit card or through net banking.


Fee amount

(without late fee)

For all the women candidates

Rs. 1900

For SC/ST/PwD candidates

Rs. 1900

For all other candidates

Rs. 3800

Note: Any applicants registering after the application closing date have to pay Rs. 500 as a late fee.

Here are the steps to proceed with registration of the CEED 2025 application form for the candidates.

  1. Log in to the official website -
  2. Open the registration link to register yourself
  3. Fill in personal details like
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  • Candidate's name
  • Gender
  • Father’s name
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  • Email ID
  • Mobile number
  • Address details
  • Date of birth and age
  • Qualification
  • Course applying for
  • Nationality
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  1. Select the CEED exam 2025 centre

  2. Upload the candidate's photo

  3. Verification of email ID and mobile number

  4. Registration fee to be paid as per the category

  5. Upload the required certificates

  6. Click on Register

  7. Upon successful registration, the candidates are provided with login credentials for future use.

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CEED 2025 Exam Centres

The authorities will conduct the CEED entrance exam 2025 in the following cities. The candidates can opt for 3 preferred centres during application processing.




























Note: The exam centre once finalised cannot be changed.

CEED Exam Pattern 2025

The exam pattern of CEED 2025 will include various important details related to the entrance exam such as mode, number of questions, marking scheme, and much more. Along with the syllabus, candidates should also understand exam patterns and plan their preparation accordingly.

CEED Exam Pattern



Number of Paper


Number of Section


Mode of the examination

  • Part A - Online mode

  • Part B - Pen and Paper mode

Type of Question

  • Part A - NAT, MCQ, MSQ

  • Part B - Drawing-based question

Maximum Marks

  • Part A - 100

  • Part B - 100

Duration of the exam

3 hours wherein 1 hour for Part A and 2 hours for Part B

Medium of Exam


CEED 2025 Question Paper

The CEED 2025 question paper consists of two parts, Part-A and Part-B. It is a must for the candidates to attempt both parts A & B in the question paper.


Part A

  • Total marks - 150
  • Duration - 1 hour
  • Computer-based test

Consists of 3 sections

  • Section 1: Numerical Answer Type (NAT)
  • Section 2: Multiple Select Question (MSQ)
  • Section 3: Multiple Choice Question (MCQ)

Part B

  • Total marks - 100
  • Duration - 2 hours
  • Computer-written test (Questions on screen and answers to be written on paper)

CEED 2025 Mock Test

The authorities at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay will provide the candidates with a choice of mock tests for the CEED 2025. This CEED entrance exam 2025 mock test gives the candidates a clear idea of the exam pattern, such as the exam duration, types of questions, and the time taken to answer the questions, etc.

The release dates for the CEED 2025 mock tests will be provided in the schedules. Candidates are advised to check the updates regularly in order to have details about all the events. The links for the CEED mock test 2025 will be made available on the official website. Candidates have to log in using the login credentials and take the CEED 2025 mock test.

One of the best ways to prepare for the CEED entrance exam 2025 is to practice the mock tests referred by the authorities and the experts.

CEED 2025 Sample Paper

The candidates planning to appear for the CEED entrance exam 2025 must go through the previous year's sample papers. Being willing to practice the CEED 2025 sample papers thoroughly will make the candidates more confident to solve the question paper in the CEED 2025 entrance exam.

The students who practice CEED 2025 sample papers will be aware of exam patterns, types of questions asked, question formats, how to solve a question, how much time it takes to solve each question, marking schemes, the best books to be used for preparation, etc. Through the questions of CEED previous year question papers, an idea is given to the candidates before appearing for the entrance exam.

CEED Admit Card 2025

The concerned authorities will announce the release date for the CEED 2025 admit card. The candidates will be able to download the CEED admit card 2025 which will be available on the official website - Candidates will be able to download the CEED admit card 2025 using the login credentials allotted during the registration process. Below is the step-by-step procedure for the candidates on how to download the CEED 2025 admit card.

How to download the CEED 2025 admit card?

Here are the steps to download the CEED 2025 entrance exam admit card described below.:

  • Visit the official website -
  • Click on the ‘CEED 2025 admit card’ link
  • Enter the login credentials: registered email ID and password.
  • The admit card will be displayed on the screen.
  • Click on the download button ‘CEED admit card 2025’
  • The admit card for the CEED 2025 entrance exam will be downloaded.
  • Take a printout of the CEED admit card 2025 for future reference.

The admit card contains important information like the candidate’s name, the signature of the candidate, application number, roll number, candidate’s date of birth, exam name, exam date and time, exam centre name and code, etc.

The CEED 2025 admit card must be taken to the exam hall on the day of the examination. The candidate should carry any of the following valid photo identity proofs along with the CEED admit card.

  • Aadhaar Card
  • Voter ID
  • Driving License
  • Passport
  • PAN Card
  • The identity card issued by the latest institute studied

CEED 2025 Answer Key

The authorities will announce the CEED 2025 answer key release date at the official website - The draft answer key will be released in the pdf format for the questions given in the examination. With the help of the draft answer key of CEED 2025, candidates will be able to compare their answers and calculate the marks they will score in the CEED entrance exam 2025. Candidates can visit the official website for the CEED 2025 answer key direct link to download. With the help of the draft CEED exam answer key, the candidates can challenge the questions with in a specified limited period for the discrepancies, if any.

IIT Bombay will announce and release the final CEED answer key on its official website. The answer key consists of the correct answers to the Part A questions given in the exam for Aptitude and Mathematics. There will be no answer key will be available for Part B of the exam consisting of subjective questions. The authority will release the CEED 2025 question paper on its official site, before the release of the final answer key of CEED 2025.

How to check the CEED 2025 Answer Key?

Below are the steps provided for the candidates to download the CEED 2025 answer key.

  • Open the official website of the CEED 2025 exam
  • Check for the link “CEED answer key 2025”.
  • Click on the answer key link and log in using the login credentials.
  • The CEED 2025 answer key will be displayed in pdf format.
  • Click on the CEED answer key download link.
  • Once downloaded, check and compare your answers with the given ones in the answer key.
  • Mark the answers in which you have doubts.
  • Calculate the score expected thereafter.
  • If any corrections are to be made, then you will be provided an option to highlight them.

CEED 2025 Results

IIT Bombay will release the CEED 2025 results online at its official website - Candidates have to use the login credentials such as the login ID and password to check the CEED 2025 results. After viewing the results, the candidates can download them in the form of a scorecard.

Follow these steps to download the CEED 2025 results.

  • Open the official website -
  • Click on the CEED 2025 link.
  • Enter the registered login credentials: login ID and password.
  • The CEED results 2025 will appear on the screen.
  • The qualified candidates will be able to download the scorecard.
  • The scorecard will consist of the candidate’s name, application number, subject-wise marks obtained, and the qualifying status.
  • Take a printout of the CEED 2025 scorecard and keep it safe for further admission process.

CEED 2025 Cutoff

IIT Bombay releases the CEED exam 2025 cutoff as per the schedules. The CEED 2025 cutoff pdf will be released in the form of mean and standard deviation on its official website - CEED 2025 cutoff is usually specified for part A of the exam and used to shortlist the candidates for part B.

Candidates can check the CEED cutoff for the previous years to have an idea about the opening and closing ranks. The CEED 2025 cutoff will also be made available on our page.

CEED 2025 Counselling

The candidates who appeared for the CEED entrance exam 2025, must apply separately to the colleges/institutions they are willing to join. The mode of CEED 2025 counselling is conducted offline. The authorities will not conduct the CEED counselling 2025 as common for all the institutions.

The cutoff varies for different institutions. Hence, the candidates have to select the participating institutions of their choice from the list provided by the authorities. Based on the norms of the participating institutions, if the candidate’s CEED 2025 scores meet the criteria, then the admission process will take the next step. The ranks scored by the candidates are released based on the seat allotment lists.

Documents Required at Counselling

  • Qualifying exam certificates
  • CEED 2025 scorecard
  • Valid photo ID proofs
  • Class 10th or date of birth certificates
  • Class 12 certificate
  • Category certificate (if applicable)

CEED Syllabus 2025

Candidates are advised to refer to the CEED syllabus beforehand to get a clear idea of what to study for the entrance exam. As the CEED 2025 syllabus is not released yet, candidates can check the previous year's syllabus.

CEED Syllabus - Part A

  • Visualization and spatial reasoning: Ability to visualize and transform 2D shapes and 3D objects and their spatial relationships.

  • Practical and scientific knowledge: Know-how of scientific principles and everyday objects.

  • Observation and design sensitivity: Capacity to detect concealed properties in day-to-day life and think critically about them. Attention to detail, classification, analysis, inference, and prediction.

  • Environment and society: General awareness of environmental, social, and cultural connections with design.

  • Analytical and logical reasoning: Ability to analyze qualitative and quantitative information.

  • Language: Proficiency in reading and comprehending Standard English.

  • Creativity: Grasp verbal and non-verbal analogies, metaphors, signs, and symbols.

  • Art and Design knowledge: Awareness about art/artifact/product, artists/designers, art/design history, and trends.

  • Design methods and practices: Knowledge of media, materials, production processes, and ergonomics.

CEED Syllabus - Part B

  • Drawing: Ability to draw products, people, or scenes in proportion with good line quality, composition, proportion, perspective, and shading.

  • Design aptitude: Capability to practically and appropriately respond to problems/situations with ingenuity and empathy.

  • Creativity: Capacity to think out of the box and come up with unique as well as diverse solutions.

  • Communication: Skills to communicate concepts and ideas clearly with the help of text and visuals.

  • Problem identification: Capability to understand the user and the context, knowledge of properties of materials, and their appropriate use in design.

NOTE: The topics given above are exhaustive and indicative of the nature of the questions. However, the CEED may not cover all the topics.

CEED 2025 Recommended Books

To boost preparation for the entrance exam, aspirants are advised to refer to CEED preparation books as suggested by experts and toppers. CEED 2024 books will include detailed explanation of all important topics along with past year papers and mock questions.

CEED Recommended Books

Name of the book

Author’s name

Design Drawing

Francis DK Ching

Perspective Drawing Handbook

Joseph D'Amelio

Art perception

David Cycleback

CEED (M. Des) Test Series


Comprehensive English for NID, NIFT, UCEED, CEED, NATA, B.Arch & Other Design Entrance Exams


Cracking CEED & UCEED (with Previous Years' Papers and Mock Tests)

Ashok Goel and Arjun Kamal



Cracking CEED & UCEED (with Previous Years' Papers and Mock Tests)

Ashok Goel and Arjun Kamal

CEED Exam Preparation - Advance Course Study Material

ICR Education

Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning

RS Aggarwal

Quantitative Aptitude

RS Aggarwal

CEED 2025 Preparation Tips

  • Understand syllabus and exam pattern

  • Read newspapers regularly

  • Solve past year's question papers

  • Prepare a strong portfolio

  • Select the best books for preparation

  • Work on 3D drawing skills

Frequently Asked Question (FAQs)

1. When is CEED 2025 exam?

CEED 2025 is expected to be conducted in January.

2. Will there be any change in CEED syllabus 2025?

The authorities are less likely to change CEED 2025 syllabus. However, there is no official notification on it yet. 

3. What is the CEED 2025 registration date?

Based on previous year trends, the registration for CEED 2025 exam will begin in October. 

4. What is the total duration of the CEED exam?

CEED 2025 will be conducted for 3 hours. 

5. What is the medium of the CEED exam?

CEED is conducted in English medium. 


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Questions related to CEED

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Maybe, because When it comes to eligibility for the CEED (Common Entrance Examination for Design), having backlogs in your undergraduate program may not necessarily disqualify you from appearing for the exam. However, it is important to note that each institute has its own specific eligibility criteria for admission to their MDes programs. Some institutes may consider backlogs as a factor during the admission process, while others may not.

Hope this helps you,

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You can download sample papers for CEED Examination from the link given below -

------ Also if you want previous year papers , sample papers, mock tests then I would like to inform you that you can find it on the web.

You just have to open your browser, type the name of the entrance examination and the year for which you seek PYQ paper and then after you search it, you will find numerous results for your query.

There are various sites available that provide all these information without charges, you can save it from there for future reference.

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Mdes is an excellent degree for creative people, and your job and compensation will improve as a result. You can, in fact, apply for MDES.

You must succeed in the CEED, an annual design entry test. The majority of Indian schools, including NITs and IITs, accept CEED scores as proof of eligibility for MDes.

A select few universities, like IIT Kanpur and IISC Bangalore , also accept GATE scores. Engineering students have a second opportunity to apply for MDes without having to submit a CEED score.

BE, BTech, BDes, or BArch with a minimum cumulative GPA of 50 percent (pass grades for SC/ST) are required.

GATE / CEED score (70 percent weighting) with an online design aptitude test and an interview make up the IISc Bangalore selection process (30 percent weightage).

Good Luck!!

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Dear aspirant,

As you have secured 59 marks in ceed 2022 and consider you would be having the benefit of sc category so let me tell you that in these marks it is very difficult to predict your colleges category wise .

Although various factors are considered while deciding the cut offs like number of candidates appearing in the examination, number of vacant seats in college, previous years cut offs and difficulty level of the paper.

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