How to Prepare for CEED 2019
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How to Prepare for CEED 2019 – The CEED 2019 exam will be held on January 19, 2019 by IIT Bombay which is the organizing institute for the CEED exam every year. Applications to the CEED 2019 exam are online and available from October 9 to November 9, 2018. There is no prescribed CEED 2019 Syllabus for the aspirants.

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Careers360 has put together a compilation of the preparation strategies for the CEED 2019 aspirants based on the opinions from experts and toppers. Candidates can use these tips and tricks for their CEED 2019 Preparation.

CEED 2019 application form is now available till November 9, 2018. Apply now!

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CEED 2019 Exam Pattern has to be checked by candidates before starting the preparation. The reason is there is no prescribed syllabus for the exam. Therefore candidates need to understand the CEED exam pattern before starting their preparation. CEED 2019 is divided into Part A and Part B. Part A is a computer-based exam that tests candidates from general knowledge to people, culture, fonts, art etc. Candidates who pass CEED 2019 Part A exam are eligible to appear for Part B which tests students in designing, sketching and is a pen and paper based exam.

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CEED 2016 Syllabus

CEED Syllabus 2019:

CEED 2019 assesses the candidates’ aptitude for design involving visual perception ability, drawing skills, logical reasoning, creativity and communication skills. IIT Bombay has not specified any syllabus for CEED 2019.

Careers360 has compiled the topics and subjects that may be asked in CEED 2019 on the basis of the previous year question papers. Candidates can check these and understand the topics to prepare on.

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Books on CEED:

There are some prescribed books available on the net. In addition, there are blogs written by students who have been successful in obtaining admissions to the M.Des courses. But the general consensus is that books as such are not very helpful in the preparation for CEED exam. Candidates must hone their sketching skills and must be design-inclined as well as passionate about it.


Every entrance exam requires a minimum amount of preparation time. Candidates need to prepare a timetable for CEED 2019 preparation too. Sketching, practising your designing skills, solving papers and such activities should be part of the timetable. A minimum of 2 to 3 hours should be devoted to the CEED 2019 exam preparation.

CEED-Sample-PapersPractice with CEED 2019 Sample Papers:

Unlike other entrance exams, CEED is a hands-on exam which requires a lot of practice and observation. In order to gauge the questions that may be asked in the exam, candidates must practice with the CEED 2019 Sample Papers and question papers from the previous years.

Candidates will know the type of questions asked and can practice on those lines. They can also understand the topics that need to be covered from the previous year papers and sample papers.

Download the CEED 2019 Sample Papers and Previous Year’s Papers.

CEED-Design-PortfolioCEED 2019 Design Portfolio:

The Design Portfolio is one of the important parts of CEED 2019. Candidates who qualify in the CEED 2019 exam will be required to present a portfolio during the personal interview conducted for admissions. This Design Portfolio consists of the artworks, sketches and design ideas of the candidates showcasing their talent in design.

It is advisable that candidates start putting a portfolio from day 1 of CEED 2019 Preparation. This ensures that they don’t rush to put one together if they are selected and allows them to use their practice sheets also in the portfolio if they are good.

Ultimately, it is the hard work combined with dedication and perseverance that counts to ensure the success of the students in any entrance exam. The CEED 2019 Exam is a different exam and more of design-oriented so candidates must also have the passion for design as the entrance exam is just a means to the personal interview. This interview is what counts when it actually comes to admissions.

We hope that these guidelines help the CEED 2019 aspirants in their preparation and wish them all success!

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graduated 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

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:

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