Stay up-to date with CEED News
About CEED 2023
CEED 2023: Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay conducts the Common Entrance Exam for Design (CEED) to shortlist students for M.Des and Ph.D. admission offered by IIT Bombay, IIT Delhi, IIT Guwahati, IIT Hyderabad, and IIT Kanpur, IIT Roorkee, and IISc Bangalore as well as IIITDM Jabalpur. IIT Bombay, the conducting body will release the CEED 2023 exam dates along with the official notification in the first week of September 2022.
CEED 2023 registration form will be available from the second week of September 2022 to the second week of November 2022, on the official website - ceed.iitb.ac.in. Design aspirants are required to meet the stated CEED exam eligibility criteria before filling out the application form.
This year, the CEED exam 2023 is expected to be held in the last week of January 2023 from 9 am to 12 noon. The examination cell will conduct the CEED exam in 24 national cities. The Common Entrance Exam for Design 2023 scorecard is valid for a period of one year from the date of declaration of the result.
What is the CEED exam?
Common Entrance Exam for Design is a design entrance exam conducted by IIT Bombay to offer admission to the aspirants in various M.Des and Ph.D. programs at CEED participating institutes. CEED exam is conducted at the national level once a year in 24 cities across the nation. CEED exam 2023 consists of two papers - Part A and Part B. Part A is a computer-based test on Aptitude and math while Part B is a paper-based test with questions on drawing. CEED -qualified students can apply for admission to the CEED exam participating institutes and other result-sharing institute.
This year around 5,500+ students were registered for the CEED exam. In 2019, 5491 candidates appeared for the exam out of which only 1179 candidates qualified. In 2018, a total of 5,507 students appeared for the exam out of which 1,003 students qualified for admission. Aspirants wishing to study in top IITs are advised to have a feasible CEED exam preparation strategy to crack the entrance exam easily.
CEED Exam 2023 - Overview
|CEED Exam Particulars||CEED Exam Details|
|Name of the exam||Common Entrance Exam for Design (CEED)|
|Conducting body||Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay|
|Duration of the CEED Exam||3 Hours (180 Minutes)|
|Mode of the CEED Exam|
|CEED Exam Application Fees||Rs 3,200/-|
|CEED 2023 Scorecard Validity||One Year|
|CEED Exam Level||National Level Design Entrance Exam|
|CEED 2023 Participating Institute||27|
|Courses Offered after CEED Exam 2023||M.Des and Ph.D|
The CEED 2023 admit card will be released tentatively in the second week of January 2023 on the official website (ceed.iitb.ac.in). Candidates can download the admit card by providing the required login credentials. The last date to raise changes against any discrepancy in the CEED exam hall ticket will be the second week of January 2023 through email@example.com. It is mandatory to carry the CEED exam 2023 admit card along with a valid identity card to the test centres for verification purposes.
Last year, the authority has not officially released the Common Entrance Exam for Design cutoff. But, they released the mean and standard deviation on its official website. As per last year's data, the mean and standard deviation for Part-A (CEED 2023) are expected to be 18.62 and 11.93 respectively. It is mandatory for the aspirants to meet the minimum qualifying mark to clear CEED 2023 exam.
The draft answer key for the CEED exam 2023 along with the question paper and response sheet will be released in the last week of January 2023. Candidates can challenge the CEED 2023 answer key after they found any discrepancy on it by the end of January 2023. The CEED exam 2023 response sheet download page was inactive and the pdf file was automatically deleted from the server after two months.
The CEED 2023 result will be declared tentatively in the first week of March 2023. CEED exam-qualified aspirants can gain admission in IITB, IITD, IITG, IITH, IITR, IITK, IISc Bangalore, and IIITDM Jabalpur.
CEED Exam Admission Process
The CEED 2023 selection process consists of five steps. Below are the steps that students should follow as part of the admission process for the Common Entrance Exam for Design 2023.
Revised CEED syllabus (Effective from 2024)
IIT Bombay has introduced changes in the syllabus and exam structure for CEED entrance exams. The revised syllabus and structure of CEED will be effective from 2024.
As per the new paper structure of CEED, the question paper will consist of 2 parts - Part A and Part B.
- Part A will be administered through a computer-based test and will consist of three sections such as NAT, MSQ, and MCQ.
- Part B will have two questions: one is drawing and the other is design aptitude.
- The question in Part B will be displayed on the computer screen and the answer should be written/ drawn only in the answer book provided by the supervisor.
- The duration of Part B is 60 minutes.
CEED Revised Syllabus
Visualization and spatial reasoning: Ability to visualize and transform 2D shapes and 3D objects and their spatial relationships.
Practical and scientific knowledge: Know-how of scientific principles and everyday objects.
Observation and design sensitivity: Capacity to detect concealed properties in day-to-day life and think critically about them. Attention to details, classification, analysis, inference, and prediction.
Environment and society: General awareness of environmental, social, and cultural connections with design.
Analytical and logical reasoning: Ability to analyze qualitative and quantitative information.
Language: Proficiency in reading and comprehending Standard English.
Creativity: Grasp verbal and non-verbal analogies, metaphors, signs, and symbols.
Art and Design knowledge: Awareness about art/artifact/product, artists/designers, art/design history, and trends.
Design methods and practices: Knowledge of media, materials, production processes, and ergonomics.
Drawing: Ability to draw products, people, or scenes in proportion with good line quality, composition, proportion, perspective, and shading.
Design aptitude: Capability to practically and appropriately respond to problems/situations with ingenuity and empathy.
Creativity: Capacity to think out of the box and come up with unique as well as diverse solutions.
Communication: Skills to communicate concepts and ideas clearly with the help of text and visuals.
Problem identification: Capability to understand the user and the context, knowledge of properties of materials, and their appropriate use in design.
NOTE: The topics given above are exhaustive and indicative of the nature of the questions. However, the CEED may not cover all the topics.
CEED 2023 Highlights
|Full Exam Name||Common Entrance Examination for Design|
|Short Exam Name||CEED|
|Conducting Body||Indian Institute of Technology Bombay|
|Frequency of Conduct||Once a year|
|Exam Level||National Level Exam|
|Mode of Application||Online|
|Application Fee (General)||3200 Rs [Online]|
|Mode of Exam||Online|
|Exam Duration||3 Hours|
CEED 2023 Important Dates
Upcoming Dates and Events
12 Mar, 2022 - 14 Jun, 2022
(Target 2022) - Score Card | Mode: Online Ongoing
Common Entrance Exam for Design eligibility criteria consists of parameters like age, nationality, academic qualifications, etc. that are used to check if a candidate is suitable to pursue the programmes offered by the participating institutes. It must be noted that CEED 2023 eligibility criteria are only applicable to the entrance test. Admission criteria may slightly vary from institute to institute, hence, candidates are advised to check the same before applying to their respective institutes.
CEED Exam 2023 Eligibility Criteria
Age limit for CEED 2023
No age limit. Any candidate can appear for the exam irrespective of their age.
Number of CEED exam attempts
There is no restriction on the number of attempts.
Type of degree
Any recognized degree/ diploma/ postgraduate degree programme of 4 years or 3+2 years (after 10+2 level) or 3 years after 10+2.
Final year students (by July 2022)
Candidates who are in the final year or are awaiting their results are also eligible provided they furnish proof of their eligibility at the time of admissions
GD Arts diploma programme (10+5 level)
Candidates who have passed the programme by July 2023 are also eligible
Mode of Application : Online
Mode of Payment : Net Banking | Credit Card | Debit Card
IIT Bombay will release the CEED 2023 application form in the second week of September 2022, in online mode and it will be closed in the second week of November 2022. With a late fee of Rs 500, the CEED exam 2023 application form will be closed in the third week of November 2022.
The application procedure is online where candidates have to register first, followed by entering personal and academic details, uploading documents, and finally making the payment. A total of three exam centres in the order of the candidate's preference have to be entered during registration.
The steps to fill out the CEED exam 2023 application form are as follows:
Steps to fill CEED 2023 application
- Online registration
- Filling the form (personal and qualifying exam details)
- Verifying details and logging in
- Uploading the required documents
- Payment of fees
- Take printout
Registration fee payable:
- Rs. 1600 for all women candidates
- Rs. 1600 for (SC / ST / PwD) candidates
- Rs. 3200 for all other candidates
- Rs. 500 for late fee (for all candidates)
Documents to submit with CEED 2023 application form:
- Recent colour photograph (.jpg file)
- Scanned copy of candidate's signature (.jpg file)
- Scanned copy of degree/diploma certificate (.pdf file) if the course is completed. Candidates who do not have the final degree certificate must upload a copy of the final year mark list or the provisional certificate.
- If the course is not completed, a certificate from the Principal of the college / Head of the department (.pdf file)
- Category certificates if applicable (.pdf file)
- PwD category students should produce a valid medical certificate (.pdf file) issued by the appropriate authority
- Dyslexic candidates are required to additionally obtain a certificate from the Principal / Head of the College / Institution (.pdf file)
- PwD candidates requiring compensatory time during the exam need to upload a request letter as per Appendix 10 (.pdf file).
- Candidates whose name is not the same as the name on the degree/diploma certificate should produce a gazette notification, a marriage certificate, or scanned pages of the passport showing the change of name (.pdf file).
|OBC, General, EWS, SC, ST||Online||Female||₹ 1600|
|EWS, SC, ST||Online||Male||₹ 1600|
Visualization and spatial ability
Environmental and social awareness
Analytical and logical reasoning
Language and creativity
Design thinking and problem solving
Observation and design sensitivity
Problem identification skills
With minimum seats and maximum candidates appearing Common Entrance Exam for Design, clearing the entrance test might be an arduous task. Students often get nervous as there is a negative marking in Part A of the CEED Exam 2023. However, with proper preparation tips to crack Common Entrance Exam for Design (CEED 2023), candidates can easily tackle the entrance test. CEED 2023 preparation tips are listed below.
- Enhance your observing and visualization skills which will help you to identify the problem and also the alternative.
- Solve CEED exam sample paper
- Work on your speed
- Improve your free sketching skill
- Read newspapers, magazine, and study the work of your favorite designer
CEED 2023 exam pattern allows all aspirants to get a fair idea of the type of questions that may feature in the exam, marking scheme, the language of the exam, mode, and so on. It is pretty useful for candidates to have an understanding of the CEED exam pattern during preparation.
Common Entrance Exam for Design 2023 consists of two parts where part A is a computer-based test to evaluate candidates' visualization and spatial ability, environmental and social awareness, analytical and logical reasoning, language and creativity, observation, and design sensitivity.
Candidates who will qualify in part A will be eligible to move further to appear for part B which is a drawing test evaluating candidates on drawing, creativity, communication skills, and analytical and problem-solving skills
CEED 2023 Exam Pattern for Part A
Mode of exam
Type of questions
Multiple choice questions, multiple select
questions and numerical answer questions
CEED 2023 Exam Pattern for Part B
Mode of CEED exam
Pen and paper. Questions will be displayed on the computer but answers are to be in a booklet provided by the authorities
Choice of questions
Candidates can choose one question from Q 1 to 5 while question number 6, 7, and 8 are mandatory
Number of questions in CEED
Duration of CEED exam 2023
The CEED exam question paper structure can be seen below
CEED Part A
Number of Questions
Marks if Correct
Marks if Wrong
Marks if not Attempted
1 — 8
9 — 18
19 — 41
1 — 41
CEED Part B
Number of Questions
1 — 5
Some important guidelines:
- All candidates are provided scribble pads for rough work to be done for Part A. These have to be returned at the end of the Part A exam.
- Colour pencils, crayons, sketch pens, etc. may be used for Part B unless otherwise specified in the questions.
- Charts, graph sheets, tables, calculators, cellular phones, and other electronic gadgets are not allowed to be carried into the exam hall.
Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay will provide the mock test for Common Entrance Exam for Design 2023. CEED Exam 2023 mock test gives candidates a clear idea of exam pattern, challenges likely faced, time duration, etc. Candidates have to click on the sign-in button to take CEED 2023 mock test.
Practicing mock tests is one of the best CEED preparation tips suggested by toppers and experts to score good marks on the entrance test.
CEED 2023 admit card will be available for download on the official website from the second week of January 2023. Candidates have to log in to the dashboard to download the CEED exam 2023 admit card. Aspirants must check the details for accuracy after downloading and carry a colour printout of the same to the exam hall along with a specified valid Photo ID.
Any discrepancy in the admit card of CEED 2023 can be corrected by contacting the Common Entrance Exam for Design authorities and emailing them.
The steps to download the CEED exam admit card are as follows:
- Click on the link to download the CEED 2023 admit card
- Enter the registered email ID and password.
- The admit card will be displayed and should be downloaded
- It should be checked for discrepancies including a blurred photo or signature which should be corrected by mailing IIT Bombay Common Entrance Exam for Design (CEED) office.
- A colour printout of the admit card must be taken to the exam hall.
Valid Photo IDs (anyone) that are allowed to be carried to the exam hall with the admit card are
- Voter ID
- PAN Card
- Aadhaar Card
- Driving License
- The identity card issued by the institute last attended
CEED 2023 Login Window
Documents Required at Exam
- Admit card
- Valid photo identity proof (Passport, driving license, PAN card, Voter ID, college issued identity card, or Aadhaar card)
The CEED 2023 final answer key and the question paper will be released in online mode tentatively at the end of January 2023. The Common Entrance Exam for Design final answer key will be available in a pdf format.
Before that, the authority will release the draft CEED exam answer key in the last week of January 2023 along with a response sheet and question paper. This draft answer key is open to students to challenge within the stipulated time if any discrepancies are found. The answer key will have the correct answers to the questions asked in the exam.
It is to be noted that the CEED exam 2023 draft answer key is only for Part A of the exam for Aptitude and Mathematics whereas no answer key will be available for the drawing test.
How to check CEED 2023 Answer Key?
- Go to the official website of CEED 2023.
- The PDF with the answer key will be displayed.
- Download and measure your answers with the ones given in the answer key.
- Calculate the probable score expected thereafter.
NOTE: The CEED 2023 response sheet download page will be inactive and the pdf file will be automatically deleted from the server after two months.
IIT Bombay will announce the Common Entrance Exam for Design 2023 result in online mode in the second week of March 2023. All candidates who will appear for the entrance test will be able to check their CEED 2023 result at ceed.iitb.ac.in. Only qualified candidates will be able to download their scorecards from the second week of March 2023. The CEED exam 2023 scorecard will be valid only for a period of one year from the date of declaration of the result.
To Check the CEED Exam Result
- Click on the link to check the result
- Enter the registered email ID and password
- The result will be displayed.
- Qualified candidates can click on the download scorecard which will appear only if they have qualified.
- The scorecard must be kept safe until admissions are completed.
Some Details mentioned in the CEED 2023 Result:
- Name of Candidate
- Application/ Registration Number
- Marks obtained in the exam
- Qualifying status
How is the CEED exam score calculated?
Final CEED score = 25% weightage to Part A + 75% weightage to Part B .
Snapshot of CEED exam scorecard
Last year, the IIT Bombay did not officially release the CEED cutoff. However, the cutoff marks are determined by certain parameters. As per the previous year's cutoff, the expected qualifying CEED 2023 marks in Part-A will be 24.58 for OPEN category candidates, 22.12 marks for OBC/ EWS, and 12.29 marks for SC/ ST/ PwD category candidates.
Based on the last year's data, the mean and standard deviation for Part-A (CEED 2023) are expected to be 18.62 and 11.93 respectively.
CEED 2023 cutoff is usually specified for part A of the exam which is used to shortlist candidates for part B. The cutoff of the Common Entrance Exam for Design for the entire exam or part B is not released by the authorities.
Cutoff of CEED Exam
|Part A Qualifying Marks||38||34.2||19||19|
|Qualifying CEED Exam Score||30||27||15||15|
CEED Exam Cutoff for Part A
Guidelines for CEED 2023 Cutoff marks:
As mentioned, marks obtained in Part A will be used to shortlist candidates.
- The cut-off for Part A (δ) marks to shortlist candidates in the open category:
μ + (σ⁄2) = δ, where μ and σ are the average mark and standard deviation of the distribution of marks obtained by ALL the candidates in Part-A of CEED 2023. The μ and σ will be rounded off to two decimal places.
- Cut-offs for the OBC-NCL category will be0.9δ of the Open category
- Cutoffs for SC, ST, and PWD category candidates will be 0.5δ of the Open category.
CEED 2023 Counselling
CEED 2023 Counselling - There is no common counselling for admissions through Common Entrance Exam for Design 2023. Instead, students must apply separately to the institute of their choice from the given participating institutes on the basis of their CEED exam scores if they meet the specific eligibility criteria of each. The authority releases the ranks based on the seat allotment lists.
CEED 2023 Participating Institutes are as follows:
CEED Exam Institute
Documents Required at Counselling
- CEED score card
- Qualifying exam certificate
- Valid photo ID
- Class 10 certificate or date of birth certificate
- Category certificate if applicable
- Class 12 certificate
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Question:When will CEED 2023 be conducted?
CEED 2023 exam will be conducted tentatively in the last week of January 2023 from 9 am to 12 noon.
Question:When will authorities release the answer key of CEED 2023?
IIT Bombay will release the CEED 2023 answer key in the last week of January 2023 in online mode
Question:What is the expected date of result declaration?
Candidates will check their CEED 2023 results in the second week of March 2023. In order to check the result, candidates need to log in using their registered email ID and password.
Question:What is the validity period of CEED 2023 score?
CEED 2023 score will be valid for a period of one year. Candidates willing to take admission in design courses must give CEED exam 2023.
Question:Apart from IITs how many colleges will accept CEED 2023 scores?
CEED 2023 being a national level exam is of due importance. Along with the seven IITs, twelve more institutes are included in the list of top colleges accepting CEED scores.
Question:What is the prepartion tips of CEED 2023
The preparation tips of CEED are listed below
- Enhance the creativity skill
- Improve the speed
- Work on your drawing skill
- Enhance observation and visualisation skill
- Practice CEED sample paper
Question:What are the documents that must be carry to the CEED exam centres?
Candidates must carry the CEED 2023 admit cars along with a valid identity card to the exam centres.
Question:What is the admission process of M.Des in IIT Bombay?
Through CEED scores, IIT Bombay offers admissions in various M.Des programmes. However, candidates must fulfil the prescribed eligibility criteria before the admission. Candidates have to appear for an admission test followed by Interview at IDC, IIT Bombay to gain admission in the institute.
Question:What is the steps to download the CEED 2023 admit card?
The steps to download the CEED admit card are given below.
1. Visit the official website
2. Click on the 'CEED Admit Card 2023' link
3. Enter the login credentials then click on the 'Submit' button
4. Download the admit card and take the printout of the same
Question:What are the Participating Institutes of CEED 2023?
The participating Institute of CEED are listed below.
1. Centre for Product Design and Manufacturing, IISc Bangalore
2. Industrial Design Centre, IIT Bombay
3. Department of Design, IIT Delhi
4. Department of Design, IIT Guwahati
6. Design Programme, IIT Kanpur
Question:When will the authorities release the CEED 2023 registration form?
IIT Bombay will release the CEED 2023 application form in the second week of September 2022 in online mode.
Question:When will the CEED 2023 admit card to release?
The admit card for the CEED exam 2023 will be released tentatively in the second week of January 2023.
Question:When will the CEED 2023 final answer key out?
The final answer key of CEED 2023 will be released at the end of January 2023.
Question:When will the result of CEED 2023 to be declared?
The CEED 2023 result will be announced in online mode in the second week of March 2023.
Question:When will the scorecard of CEED 2023 to be released?
The candidates will be able to download the CEED 2023 scorecard from the portal from the second week of March 2023 onwards and the download link will be inactive after three months.
Questions related to CEED
can anyone tell how ceed works ? My plan is to finish 12th, do the mains , do a three year course on BE and for my MDes in animation design i need to attend ceed? then what about uceed? can anyone give a detailed explanation regarding this
Hope you are doing well...!!!!
If you have any desire to take B des course in movement After twelfth class and after B des, M des configuration course in activity then you need to show up for entrance test like NIFT entrance, UCEED,CEED,NID entrance, NATA,. Plan in activity with a decent stamps and need to get ready for an intrigued like NID entrance with regards to NIFT entrance, CEED,UCEED. Can you ought to be graduate in planning course or designing course after that he needs to show up for assistants test for M plan in movement. The choice for confirmation is done on the legitimacy premise and stamps got in entrance tests.
Hope this information helps you!!!!
All the best!!!
i got rank 59 in st gategory in ceed 2022, what are the colleges i might be eligible for? is this a good rank?
As you have secured 59 marks in ceed 2022 and consider you would be having the benefit of sc category so let me tell you that in these marks it is very difficult to predict your colleges category wise .
Although various factors are considered while deciding the cut offs like number of candidates appearing in the examination, number of vacant seats in college, previous years cut offs and difficulty level of the paper.
For more information you can check out the link given below-
Can I apply MIT through CEED score for M.Des programme?
You have tagged MIT Chennai which only offers the following courses at post graduate level;
- M.E Aeronautical Engineering
- M.E Avionics
- M.E Aerospace Technology
- M.E (Part Time) Avionics
- M.E Automobile Engineering
- M.E Instrumentation Engineering
- M.E Manufacturing Engineering
- M.E Mechatronics
- M.E (Part Time) Manufacturing Engineering
- M.E (Part Time) Manufacturing Engineering with Specialization in Green Manufacturing
- M.Tech Rubber and Plastic Technology
- M.E Communication & Networking
- M.E Wireless Technology
- M.E (Part Time) Wireless Technology
- M.E VLSI Design and Embedded Systems
- M.E (Part Time) VLSI Design and Embedded System
- M.E Computer Science and Engineering
- M.E (Part Time)Computer Science and Engineering
- M.Tech Information Technology
- M.Tech (Part Time) Information Technology
- M.Phil Mathematics
- M.Sc Applied Mathematics
However, in case you want to know about MITID that is MIT Institute of Design, then it offers MDes in fashion management and marketing/design management for which the eligibility criteria is passed bachelor's degree in any discipline from a recognized university securing 50% aggregate, the selection process consists of appearing for DAT, followed by studio test and personal interview, check out the official website at https://www.mitid.edu.in/admissions-mdes-programmes.html
you can also check out our page at https://design.careers360.com/articles/mitid-dat to know more details regarding this.
Is CEED/GATE score is mandatory for CPDM DAT Exam, I want to know the procedure to take admission in Center for Product Development and Manufacturing IISc, Banglore.
I hope that you are doing absolutely great.
With reference to yoru above mentioned query, i would like to tell you that yes, the CEED/GATE scores are mandatory for CPDM DAT exam .
CPDM IISc. Eligiblity for admission to M Des programme is a basic degree in engineering or architecture. Selection for admission is based on performance in a design aptitude test (DAT) and interview conducted at the centre. Shortlisting for DAT is done on the basis of appliacant's CEED or GATE score .
I hope that this will help.
What are the colleges/institutes which are actually accepting BA or BSc students with 3 year graduation degree under them for their Mdes Programme under CEED?
Under CEED Institute which offered M.des to the candidates with Bachelor’s degree in Engineering / Architecture / Design/ Interior Design or equivalent (4 years duration after 10+2) not allowed candidates with B.A or b.sc but you can do Mdes in IIT Hyderabad they offer course after completing Master’s degree in Arts / Science / Computer Applications (2 year programme after10+2+3).
Hopr its helpful!!!