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 will help them obtain high marks in the exam. The syllabus includes the name of subjects, topics, and chapters from which the questions will be asked in the exam. Those who will appear for CEED must note that CEED syllabus 2020 will be divided into two parts - Part A and Part B. In part A, questions will be 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 will assess 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: CEED 2020 application form will be issued on October 9. CEED 2020 will be conducted by IIT Bombay on January 18.

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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 comprehensive idea as to the syllabus.

CEED Syllabus - Part A

  • Visualization and spatial ability - In this section, questions will be 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 will be 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 - Exam 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

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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.

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 will be 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 will 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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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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