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.
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CEED Exam Pattern 2020

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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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.

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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.

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