CEED Syllabus 2020
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CEED Syllabus 2020 - Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay released CEED 2020 syllabus on September 20, 2019. Having insight into CEED syllabus is important for candidates to streamline the preparation, which would help them obtain high marks in the exam. The syllabus includes the name of subjects, topics, and chapters from which the questions are asked in the exam. Aspirants for CEED must note that CEED syllabus 2020 is divided into two parts - Part A and Part B. In part A, questions are based on Visualization and Spatial Ability, Analytical and Logical Reasoning, Environmental and Social Awareness, Language and Creativity, Design Thinking and Problem Solving and Observation and Design Sensitivity. The syllabus of part B assesses candidates’ creativity, drawing, communication skills and analytical & problem-solving skills. Candidates are advised to go through the CEED syllabus 2020 of both parts to prepare for the exam in an effective manner.
Latest: The final answer key of CEED 2020 released on February 4. CEED 2020 result will be announced on March 4, 2020.

CEED Syllabus 2020

Candidates can check the topics below that are included in CEED syllabus. CEED syllabus mentions all the topics for part A and B. Candidates can read on to have a comprehensive idea as to the syllabus.

CEED Syllabus - Part A

  • Visualization and spatial ability - In this section of CEED 2020, questions are based on pictorial and diagrammatic questions to test candidate’s knowledge of transformation/manipulation of 2D shapes and 3D objects followed by their spatial relationships.

  • Environmental and social awareness - Candidates are judged for their general awareness pertaining to environmental factors, such as climate, population, water, vegetation, pollution, weather, natural resources and their implications on the design of products, images, infrastructure and environment. They should also be aware of design terminologies, social and cultural connection with design, history of the designed artefact, and socially responsible and environmentally sustainable design responses.

  • Analytical and logical reasoning - Test takers should analyse the given information logically and appropriately answer. They should be able to weigh the opinions, arguments or solutions against appropriate criteria. They should also be capable of logical and structured thinking to deduce from a short passage, which statements are apt response to the given question.

  • Language and creativity - Aspirants should have understanding of passages in commonly used English language. They should also think out of the box .

  • Design thinking and problem solving- Understand the context and then choose the most suitable solution for a given design problem.

  • Observation and design sensitivity - Ability to discover hiden properties in day to day life and think carefully about the same. Ability to find out differences in visual properties and aesthetic outcomes.

CEED Syllabus 2020 - Part B

The part B of CEED syllabus includes questions related to the following topics:

  • Drawing - Candidates should have drawing skills. They should be able to draw products, people or scenes, along with good line quality, composition, proportion, perspective, and shading.

  • Creativity - Ability to think creatively and propose matchless diversified solutions.

  • Communication skills - Ability to express concepts and ideas vividly reading the text and going through the visuals.

  • Analytical and problem solving skills - Having good understanding of the user and the context, knowledge of properties of materials and process and their appropriate use in design,originality of solutions. Ability to create characters, plots, stories, to name a few.

Note - The authorities do not recommend any specific text book or guide for CEED preparation. Candidates can work on their drawing, rendering and visualization skills. They can also solve CEED question papers of the past years to practice well for the exam.

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CEED Sample Papers 2020

The aspirants must practice CEED 2020 sample papers of the past years to get familiar with the exam pattern and difficulty level of the actual test. Also, practicing the sample papers will help them to gain more confidence, and enhance their time management skills. They can also learn how to go about answering each question in the actual test.

CEED Exam Centres 2020

CEED 2020 was held examination in the cities given in the table below. Candidates should choose three cities in the order of preference at the time of registering themselves.

























CEED 2020 Preparation Tips

Only following CEED syllabus does not help you score well in the exam. You must know the tips on how to boost your preparation level.

  • Solve Question Paper - Solving past year question papers will familiarize with the types of questions asked in the exam and the topics that have more weightage.

  • Use pencil - One should practice free sketching. Observe any object and sketch it with a different perspective. You should know to express your ideas clearly through drawing. Use H-grade pencil for light drawing and while grade B pencil for shading.

  • Widen your Perspective -Design doesn’t revolve around only aesthetics, you should think out of the box and include wow element in it.

  • Visualize - You need to visualize first that you wish to draw on paper. Try to visualize one idea every day and sketch it.

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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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