CEED Exam Pattern 2020
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CEED Exam Pattern 2020 - IIT Bombay released the new CEED 2020 exam pattern on September 20, 2019. According to new CEED 2020 exam pattern, there will be less number of questions in Part A and part B. Also there will be change in the marking scheme of Section A. Along with CEED exam pattern, authorities have also released the question paper structure. Common Entrance Examination for Design (CEED) exam pattern gives a fair idea about the number of questions, marks distribution, duration, medium of the question paper and format of the exam. As per CEED exam pattern, the design entrance exam consists of two parts - Part A and Part B. Both the parts are conducted on the same day. Part A was a screening test for evaluating the candidates for Part B while Part B will be considered for the preparation of merit list. The exam pattern is important to know before the preparation for CEED exam as candidates will get insight into various aspects of it. The entrance exam will offer admission to the qualifying students in Masters of Design (M.Des) programme offered by IIT Kanpur, IIITDM Jabalpur, IIT Guwahati, IIT Bombay, IIT Hyderabad, IIT Delhi and IISc Bangalore.
Latest: IIT Bombay to conduct CEED 2020 on January 18. CEED 2020 Application Form released on October 9

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CEED 2020 will be conducted on January 18, 2020. Go through CEED exam pattern 2020 to check complete details about the same.

CEED Exam Pattern 2020 Important Highlights

The exam will be conducted for three hours wherein students will get 1 hour for part A and 2 hours for part B. The table sums up all the important points of CEED exam pattern, candidates can check to have a fair idea of the same.

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CEED 2020 Exam Pattern

Exam Mode

Part A- Computer Based Test; Part B- Offline

Number of Papers


Number of Sections


Question Paper Type

Part A- NAT, MSQ, MCQ; Part B- Drawing Based Questions

CEED 2019 Total Marks

Part A- 100; Part B- 100

Exam Duration

Paper A (1 Hour); Paper B (2 Hour)

Exam Language


CEED Exam Pattern 2020 - Question paper structure for Part A

The table consists of the question paper for part A

SectionNumber of QuestionsQuestion NumberMarks if CorrectMarks if WrongMarks if not AttemptedTotal Marks
NAT81 — 830024
MSQ109 — 183− 0.2030
MCQ2319 — 412− 0.5046
Total411 — 41


CEED Exam Pattern 2020 - Question paper structure for Part B

SectionNumber of QuestionsQuestion NumberTotal Marks
Form Sensitivity1320
Visual Sensitivity1420
Problem Identification1520
Total51 — 5100

This part assesses candidates’ drawing, design and writing skills. Part B has questions from the following topics:

  • Drawing

  • Creativity

  • Communication skills

  • Analytical and problem solving skills

CEED Syllabus 2020 - Part A

CEED syllabus for part A consists of the following topics:

  • Design aptitude

  • Language and creativity

  • Visual and spatial ability

  • Analytical and logical reasoning

  • Observation and design sensitivity

  • Environmental and social awareness

CEED Sample Paper 2020

Candidates must practice CEED 2020 sample papers of the past years to score well in the exam. The sample papers will familiarize candidates with the exam pattern and types of questions asked in the exam. Also, solving the sample will boost candidates' confidence level while enhancing their time management skills. CEED sample papers 2020 comprises questions from part A and Part B. Practicing CEED sample papers is an essential part of the preparation that ensures higher success rate in the exam.

CEED 2020 - Important Instructions

  • Test-takers should bring their own pencils, sketch pens, crayons, poster colours, and other drawing materials to the exam centre

  • No electronic gadgets, such as mobile phones and calculators are allowed inside the exam hall.

  • Both the questions of Part A and Part B will appear on the computer screen. Candidates have to answer the questions for Part A on computer. Answers for Part B, on the other hand, are to be given in the answer book.

  • Blank paper sheets will be given for rough work for Part A, which is mandatory for candidates to provide the rough sheets to the invigilator after the exam.

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graduated B.com in the year 2018 , Am I eligible for CEED as I have completed my 2 plus 3 years of graduation as it is mentioned.

Aditya kumar Student Expert 16th Oct, 2019
Hello there!


Yes,  you are eligible for CEED exam as to be eligible for CEED 2020 exam ,aspirants needs to have completed their degree / diploma / post graduate degree programme of minimum 3 years (after 10+2 level) or must be appearing for the final examination of such a programme by July 2020, or must have passed the GD Arts diploma programme (10+5 level) by July 2020. A candidate can appear in CEED any number of times as there is no age limit, The authorities released CEED 2020 Application form in online mode on October 9, 2019. For more and detailed information go through https://design.careers360.com/articles/ceed-eligibility-criteria

Hello sir I have studies diploma in civil 3 years and then done the engineering 3 years; as direction joinee in 2nd year: can i able to give the ceed and exam and can join the idc iitb m.des animation course? am i elgibile?

Manidipa Kundu Student Expert 11th Oct, 2019

hello aspirant,

you cannot apply in iit bombay, because they need minumum 4 years bachelors degree in engineering after 10+2 course. you may apply in iit kanpur or iisc bangalore, as they do not have any specific criteria. follow below link to get more updates



Can i know when will the forms be out for CEED 2020 ?

Payal 10th Oct, 2019

Hii aspirants

let me clear your doubt.

The application form for CEED 2020 october 9 to second week of November 2020 without payment for late fee. . The application procedure will be online where candidates will have to register first, followed by entering of personal and academic details, uploading of documents and finally making the payment.

for more details you can visit the site where you will get all the whole detail for ceed


I hope my answer will help you out

Good luck


Hello Sir, I am Loganathan, it took me an extra 6 months to clear my B.Tech because of my backlogs, and I also got a pretty low score of 56%. Will this be any kind of problem if I clear CEED with a good percentile to get admission in IITs?? Looking forward to your reply. Thank You.

Manidipa Kundu Student Expert 10th Oct, 2019

hello aspirant,

its completely fine if you are preparing for ceed exam. however there is no percentile or age limit for ceed exam. but different institute has different graduation marks criteria for admission in m. design. like iit delhi needs atleast 60% marks in graduation , 55% for sc/st. so  if you are from general category you will not eligible to apply. as per your score you can apply in iit bombay, iit guwahati, iit hyderabad, iit kanpur, but you need to bring a really good score in ceed exam, unless as per your profile there is very little chances of selection.


I have one year gap between 10+2 and graduation, so can I apply for ceed in m.des?

Priyaanka Sarkar Student Expert 9th Oct, 2019

Dear Sanjay, there is no upper age limit for appearing for CEED and there is no cap on no.of attempts at CEED. For being eligible, you should have completed your Graduation/Diploma/Post graduation either in  4 or 3+2 years format. Candidates in their final year are also eligible. So, inspite of the break between 10+2 and graduation, you are eligible for CEED. For more information, please visit our page at: https://design.careers360.com/articles/ceed-eligibility-criteria

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