CEED 2020
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CEED 2020 - Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay released the final answer key of CEED 20202 on February 4. The concerned authority announced to submit the pending documents as mentioned on the admit card along with the roll number by February 5, 2020 before 5 pm. The authority released candidates' responses for part A on January 22, 2020. They had to login to view their individual responses for part A. CEED draft answer key along with the question paper was released on January 21, 2020. The authorities successfully conducted CEED 2020 in online mode on January 18. According to students who appeared in the exam, the paper was moderately difficult. The mock test of CEED 2020 was released in online mode on January 14. Meanwhile, IIT Bombay released the admit card of CEED 2020 on December 27, 2019 instead of January 1. The end date for getting the discrepancies rectified in CEED admit card was January 5. Candidates could fill the application form by paying the late fee on November 20 as the date was extended once again. IIT Bombay had initially stated that candidates could fill the form by paying late fee on November 16 only. CEED 2020 application form was released in online mode on October 9 at 5:00 p.m and the deadline to fill the same with regular fee was extended to November 15 from November 13. Earlier, the last date to fill the application form with regular fee was November 9, 2019. 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. Every year, nearly 6,500 aspirants appeared for CEED exam, out of which around 1,000 candidates get through it. Qualifying in CEED, however, does not guarantee admission to any of the aforementioned programme. Candidates must note that the respective institute conducts test or interview for the final selection of candidates. CEED 2020 was conducted in two parts- Part A and Part B. Only those who qualified Part A were eligible to appear for part B. Only the score of Part B of CEED 2020 will be taken into account while preparing the merit list. CEED 2020 score will be valid for one year from the day of release of the result.
Latest: The final answer key of CEED 2020 released on February 4. Aspirants must submit the pending document as mentioned on the CEED admit card by February 5 . CEED 2020 result will be released on March 4.

What is CEED?

Common Entrance Exam for Design (CEED) is a computer-based entrance exam for admissions to the postgraduate programmes of Design. Candidates who want to get admission to the Master degree programme in Design (M. Des.) at Indian Institute of Technology (IITs) and other participating institutes must appear CEED entrance exam. CEED entrance exam includes two parts i.e., Part A and Part B.

  • Part A includes multiple-choice questions/objective type questions have to be presented on the computer. These will be design aptitude type questions that assess visual and spatial ability, environmental and social awareness, analytical and logical reasoning, language, observation and design sensitivity of the candidates.
  • Part B consists of questions that are intended at testing design, drawing and writing skills. The questions in Part B will be presented on the computer screen and the answers are to be written in the answer book provided by the invigilator.

What is new in CEED 2020?

Change in the exam pattern: The conducting body has changed the exam pattern of UCEED 2020. According to CEED 2020 exam pattern, there will be less number of questions in Part A and part B. Also, there was a change in the marking scheme as to section A. The section A consists of three parts - Numerical Answer Type (NAT), Multiple Select Question (MSQ) and Multiple Choice Question (MCQ). In 2019, NAT had 10 questions whereas the same section contains 8 questions in 2020. Candidates had answered 25 questions in MCQ in 2019 whereas they will have to take 23 questions in 2020. Accordingly, the total number of questions asked in section A in 2019 was 45 whereas the questions have been decreased to 41 this year. Further, the authorities have also changed the marking scheme of MSQ section as compared to the last year. Candidates were awarded two marks for the correct response while they will be given three marks for answering correctly in 2020. In the marking scheme, there was no negative marking in MSQ but -0.2 marks will be deducted this year. MCQ had a negative marking of -0.6 whereas -0.5 will be deducted for answering incorrectly in 2020.

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In 2019, part B had Part B carried 8 questions, wherein candidates were asked to any one of the questions 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 while it was mandatory for candidates to answer questions 6, 7 and 8. In 2020, part B will contain 5 questions and all mandatory to answer.

CEED 2020 Overview



Exam Name

Common Entrance Examination for Design

Commonly known as


Conducting Authority

Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT Bombay)

Exam level


Exam category


Mode of exam

Online (Computer Based)

Exam duration

3 hours


CEED Important Dates 2020

Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay released the important dates for CEED 2020 on September 20. Candidates could check the complete schedule for the CEED 2020 in the table below.

Important Dates for CEED 2020



Beginning of CEED 2020 online registration

October 9 (5:00 p.m) to November 15, 2019.

CEED 2020 registration by paying late feeNovember 16-20, 2019

Availability of CEED 2020 admit card

December 27, 2019

Last date to rectify changes in CEED Admit Card 2020January 5, 2020

CEED 2020 Entrance exam

January 18, 2020

Availability of CEED 2020 draft answer key for Part A

January 21, 2020

Availability of CEED answer sheetJanuary 22, 2020

Deadline for sending comments on the answer key

January 27, 2020

Release of CEED 2020 final answer key for Part A

February 4, 2020

CEED 2020 result

March 4, 2020

Availability of CEED 2020 scorecard

March 4, 2020

CEED 2020 Exam Analysis

The authorities conducted CEED 2020 exam on January 18 wherein students did not find any technical glitch. According to the students appeared in the exam, the paper was moderately difficult. The range of topics covered was according to the syllabus. The exam duration was three hours. The paper was divided in to two parts- Part A was conducted in computer based mode while paper part was held in offline mode. The sections included in part A were MCQ, MSQ and NAT while questions asked in part B was drawing based.

CEED 2020 Answer key

IIT Bombay released CEED 2020 final answer key on February 4. The provisional answer key of CEED was released on January 21 by the concerned authority. Candidates could file objections and the deadline for sending comments against the draft answer key was January 27, 2020. The authorities released the response sheet on January 22, 2020. Candidates have to enter their credentials to login and match their responses. CEED answer key 2020 include correct answers to the questions that were asked in the entrance exam. Candidates could estimate their probable score by checking and comparing the answers.

CEED Result 2020

CEED 2020 result will be declared in online mode on March 4. Candidates have to enter their email ID and password to check the same. They can also download CEED scorecard, which has a validity of one year from the date of result announcement. It is to be noted that CEED scorecard 2020 cannot be treated as date of birth proof or category/disability status.

CEED Score Card 2020

CEED 2020 score will be released on March 4. Those who will appear in the entrance exam, only they can download the scorecard. Candidates can follow the steps below to download the scorecard:

  • Click on the scorecard link.

  • Submit the registered email ID and password.

  • Click on submit button.

  • Download CEED 2020 scorecard

  • Take a printout and keep it safely for future reference.

CEED Cutoff 2020

CEED 2020 cutoff is the minimum marks that candidates have to score to be eligible for admission. Those who score less than the cutoff of CEED 2020 will not be offered admission in the design course. Only those candidates who will obtain marks equal to or more than CEED 2020 cutoff will be eligible for admission. IIT Bombay will announce the cutoff of CEED 2020 to shortlist candidates for part B.

CEED 2020 Cutoff Part A

  • Cutoff marks for Open category- CEED cutoff 2020 for shortlisting candidates belonging to the General category will be calculated as follows:

X + ½ Σ, where X is the average marks scored by the candidate in Part A and Σ is the standard deviation

  • Cutoff marks for OBC-NCL category- The cutoff for shortlisting candidates belonging to OBC-NCL category candidates will be 90% of the open category.

  • Cutoff marks for ST, SC, PWD category- The cutoff for shortlisting candidates belonging to SC, ST, PWD category will be 50% of the open category.

Note - Candidates must score equal to or more than the below-mentioned minimum marks in Part A to be shortlisted.

Minimum marks prescribed to score in Part A


CEED 2020 cutoff







CEED 2020 Cutoff Part B

Part B will include a total of eight questions of 100 marks. Of these, questions 1 to 5 is allotted 40 marks each. Candidates are given a choice to attempt any one of these questions. The responses will be evaluated manually, and a normalised score ‘S’ will be calculated by using this formula-

S = {(m − μi) Σ / σi} + A


  • m= is the raw marks obtained in question i

  • μi = the average of the raw marks secured by all candidates who attempted question i

  • σi = the standard deviation of the raw marks secured by all candidates who attempted question i Done

  • A = 20 and Σ = 5 are chosen to be the average and the standard deviation, respectively, of the distribution of scores ‘S’. If the calculated ‘S’ score for any candidates is less than 0, all such scores will be capped at 0, and if the calculated ‘S’ score for any candidate is more than 40, then all such scores will be capped at 40.

Marks obtained by candidate in other questions in part B will be added to ‘S’ for securing the part B score. The final score of CEED 2019 will be calculated by devoting 25 per cent weightage to the score secured by candidates in part A while the remaining 75 percent to the marks secured in part B post above calculation.

CEED 2020 Counselling

The participating institutes will hold CEED 2020 counselling individually to offer admission to students in M.Des. Candidates will have to apply separately for admission to these institutes. The individual institute may conduct an aptitude test or interview as a part of CEED counselling and admission process. The institutes will go through the portfolio of candidates during the interview or aptitude test to check their designing and sketching abilities.

CEED Mock Test 2020

IIT Bombay released the mock test of CEED 2020 in online mode. The objective of providing the CEED 2020 mock test in online mode was to help the candidates get an idea about the type of questions that would be asked in the entrance exam, marking scheme etc. Candidates got to know how to navigate between different sections as they practiced the CEED mock test 2020.

CEED Admit Card 2020

Candidates will have to submit the require pending document as per mentioned on the CEED admit card by February 5, 2020 before 5 pm. The admit card of CEED 2020 was available for downloading from December 27, 2019 to January 18. CEED admit card 2020 was available to only those candidates who submitted the application form successfully. Candidates could get the changes made in the admit card in case of a discrepancy by January 5. Test - takers had to carry a clear coloured printout of CEED admit card to the exam centre. No candidates were allowed to enter the exam centre with the admit card.

Exam Day Guidelines of CEED 2020

  • Electronic devices such as mobile phones, calculators, smart or digital watches etc. were not allowed in the examination hall.

  • Candidates should report before 30 minutes at the examination centre along with a colour printout of the admit card.

  • The seating arrangement would be presented on the notice board of the examination centre.

  • Candidates should not hold drawing sheets to the examination hall.

  • In case candidates were not able to download or find any error CEED admit card, they has to contact the authorities before the exam.

  • It was mandatory for the candidates to carry with them admit card of CEED 2020 to the exam centre

  • Candidates must keep the CEED admit card 2020 safely till the completion of the admission process

What to carry along with CEED Admit Card 2020?

Candidates should carry one of the following documents along with admit card of CEED with a photograph fixed on it to their allotted examination hall.

  • Voter’s ID card

  • Passport

  • Adhaar Card

  • Driving license

What not to carry to the Examination Hall?

Candidates should not bring the below-given items as they will put their candidature at risk.

  • Any electronic gadget

  • Study material

  • Any paper, excluding admit card and identity proof

CEED Exam Pattern 2020

Candidates should have a clear idea of CEED exam pattern to obtain good rank in the entrance exam. CEED 2020 exam pattern contains all the essential information, such as exam duration, total number of questions, types of questions marking scheme, and more. The exam pattern of CEED is mentioned below in detail:

  • Duration of CEED exam - 3 hours

  • Total parts - Part A and B

  • Exam duration for Part A and Part B - 1 hour and 2 hours, respectively

  • Mode of exam - Computer-based mode

  • Types of Questions

Part A: This section consists of multiple-choice questions, multiple select questions and numerical answer questions.

Part B: This section includes questions that test design, drawing and writing skills of candidates.

  • Weightage of marks - 25% weightage to marks obtained in Part A and 75% weightage to marks secured in Part B.

CEED Syllabus 2020

The syllabus of CEED 2020 contains the topics from which questions are asked in the entrance exam. Following the syllabus would help candidates focus on the important topics, which would yield excellent marks. Plus, candidates could save a lot of time by knowing what to study and what to avoid. Candidates can check below some of the topics of CEED syllabus 2020:

CEED Syllabus (Part A)

  • Language and creativity

  • Environmental and Social Awareness

  • Design thinking and problem solving

  • Visualization and Spatial Ability

  • Analytical and logical reasoning

  • Observation and design sensitivity

CEED Syllabus (Part B)

  • Analytical and problem-solving skills

  • Communication Skills

  • Creativity

  • Drawing

CEED Sample Papers 2020

Candidates who wish to appear in CEED 2020 should solve the sample papers that are based on the questions asked from previous years. IIT Bombay released the CEED sample papers so that candidates get the idea what kinds of questions are asked in the exam and prepare well. By practicing the sample paper,

CEED Preparations Tips 2020

There was no preferred book for the exam by the institute, the candidate has to improve his general awareness and should work on his drawing skills. Some basic preparation tips are listed below:

  • Solve Previous year question papers

  • Improve your creative skills

  • Enhancing 3 D drawing skills

  • Proper Time Management

  • Daily Practice

  • Work on your creativity

CEED Exam Centres 2020

The exam centres of CEED 2020 are the cities where the entrance exam was conducted for the postgraduate level entrance exam for design programme. Candidates had to choose CEED exam centre 2020 while filling the application form. Choice of CEED 2020 exam centre was done judiciously as no change is made once the candidate has filled the application form.

While choosing the CEED 2020 exam centres, candidates could select at least 3 cities according to their preference. If adequate number of candidates are not available for the exam at a particular test centre, then in such a case, candidates are allotted the next exam centre. IIT Bombay reserves the right to either add or remove CEED exam centres 2020. While filling the CEED application form, candidates could choose from the following cities:

Exam Centres of UCEED 2020

S.No Name of the City

CEED Eligibility Criteria 2020

The CEED 2020 eligibility criteria comprise the academic parameters that candidates should meet before they start filling the application form. Some of the important CEED eligibility criteria 2020 are listed below:

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

  • Candidates appearing in the final exam of such programmes by July 2020 or those who have passed the GD Arts diploma programme by July 2019 will also be considered eligible.

Note- A candidate could appear in CEED any number of times. Also, there is no age limit for same.

CEED Application Form 2020

CEED application form 2020 was released in online mode on October 9, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. The end date to fill the application form of CEED 2020 was extended to November 15. Candidates could fill the application form by paying late fee till November 20, 2019 as the date was extended from November 16. They has to fill their personal, academic details in the application form and pay the application fee. The following steps need to be followed while filling the CEED application form 2020:

Step 1 - Online Registration

Step 2 - Fill personal details

Step 3 - Enter educational details

Step 4 - Upload documents

Step 5 - Make the paymen

Step 6 - Take the printout of CEED 2020 application and keep it safely

CEED Participating Institutes 2020

The following are the participating institutes of CEED 2020:

  1. IIT Kanpur: Design Programme

  2. IIITDM Jabalpur: Design Discipline

  3. IIT Guwahati: Department of Design

  4. IIT Bombay: Industrial Design Center

  5. IIT Hyderabad: Department of Design

  6. IIT Delhi: Instrument Design and Development Centre

  7. IISc Bangalore: Center for Product Design and Manufacturing

Apart from CEED 2020 participating institutes mentioned above, the result will also be shared with the given below institutes. These will allocate some seats in M.Des. programmes.

1. Anant National University

2. World University of Design (WUD)

3. Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology

4. University of Petroleum and Energy Studies (UPES)

5. DJ Academy of Design, Coimbatore

6. CIT Kokrajhar

7. Lovely Professional University (LPU)

8. Shiv Nadar University, Greater Noida

9. Jain University, Bangalore

10. ISDI School Of Design & Innovation, Mumbai

Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - CEED 2020

Question: When will CEED 2020 application form be released and in what mode?


The application form was released on October 9 in online mode.

Question: Do I have to pay any application fee?


Yes, CEED application for 2020 fee is different for various categories. The application fee is Rs. 1300 for all women candidates and SC /ST/PwD candidates • All other candidates have to pay Rs. 2,600.

Question: In what mode will CEED 2020 will be conducted?


CEED 2020 was conducted in computer based mode as well as paper based mode. 

Question: How many exam centres can I choose at the time of filling the application form?


Candidates could choose 3 exam cities in order of preference. Once the registration form was submitted, request for change of city was not entertained.

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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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