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 is less number of questions in Part A and part B. Also there is change in the marking scheme of Section A. Along with CEED exam pattern, authorities has 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 would 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: CEED 2020 final answer key released on February 4. The result of the CEED 2020 will be declared on March.

CEED 2020 was 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 was conducted for three hours wherein students got 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.

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

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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 would familiarize candidates with the exam pattern and types of questions asked in the exam. Also, solving the sample would 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 a 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 the 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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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.


can i apply for ceed exam after b.com

Shubham Dhane 13th Feb, 2020


There is no upper age limit for writing CEED exam and the eligibility criteria for CEED exam are

  • Candidates should have passed a degree/diploma/postgraduate degree programme of 4 years or 3+2 years.

  • Candidates who will be taking the final exam of such programmes by July 2020 or those who have passed GD Arts diploma programme by July 2019 can also apply.

  • A candidate can appear in CEED any number of times.

As you have a B.com (//B.com) degree you are eligible to write CEED exam. Please click the below link to know the eligibility criteria for CEED https://design.careers360.com/articles/ceed-eligibility-criteria


I have done B Arch from VNIT Nagpur in1998 .I am planning to appear for CEED and persue Mdes industrial design from IIT Delhi after working as design architect for 20 years and worked on commercial projects till date.Will the masters degree in industrial design help me.Will that be a right decision

Vikas gehlot 1st Feb, 2020

I don't think that doing masters at this age would be of any benefit. Even after doing your masters you are going to give your 2 years and after that your age will be an actor and you cannot start your career at the age better you can use your experience and get promotion by your work because degree wont help you at this age.

The other factors is that you need to give time to prepare for the exam at this is it is not very ideal age to prepare for competitive exam in also there is not any guarantee of success in the exam.

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after CEED which field i was selected??

Manisha Gupta Expert 31st Jan, 2020

Hello Aspirant,

Indian Institute of Bombay conducted Common Entrance Exam for Design (CEED) for the admission to masters in design programmes offered at IIT.

You can check the further information to go through with the given below link.


Good Luck!


after ceed exam which field i am selected??

Ameya Narendra Parkar 29th Jan, 2020
Dear Sarvesh,
I would like to tell you that CEED Cmmon Entrance Examination for Design) is a national level exam, conducted annually for admissions into the post graduate programmes of design at premier institutes of the India.
You can opt for Technological design Courses in IITs

You can refer to the following link for more details

I hope this information helps you

All the best
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