About CEED 2020

CEED 2020 -  Indian Institute of Bombay  will conduct Common Entrance Exam for Design (CEED) 2020 on January 18 for admission to masters in design programmes offered at IIT Bombay, Delhi, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Kanpur, and IISc Bangalore as well as IIITDM Jabalpur.  The CEED application form 2020 will be available from October 9 to November 9, 2019 without late fee. Candidates can complete their CEED registration with a late fee of Rs 500 from November 10 to 16, 2019. Admit card can be downloaded from January 1, 2020 till January 18. Candidates can correct any discrepancies in the CEED admit card till January 5. The answer key will be released on January 21 and objections can be raised till January 27 after which they will be considered and the final CEED answer key 2020 released on February 4. Candidates can check the CEED 2020 result on March 4.  Qualified candidates can download their CEED score card from March 4. CEED Scores are valid for one year from the date of declaration of the result.

CEED 2020 consists of two papers - Part A being a computer based test on Aptitude and Maths while Part B being a paper bsed test with questions on drawing. CEED 2020 will be held in 24 cities. CEED scores are also used by other institutes for admissions to their M.Des programmes. CEED 2019 saw 5491 candidates appearing 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 student qualified for admissions.

What's New in CEED 2020?

  • Candidates who have obtained a degree or diploma of 3 years programme (after 10+2), can now appear for CEED 2020.
Exam level: National Level Exam
Frequency: Once a year
Languages English
Conducting Body: Indian Institute of Technology Bombay
Duration 3 Hours

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CEED 2020 Important Dates

CEED (Session 2020)

Upcoming Dates and Events

09 Oct, 2019 - 09 Nov, 2019

Application | Mode: Online Ongoing

10 Nov, 2019 - 16 Nov, 2019

Late Fee Application | Mode: Online

01 Jan, 2020

Admit Card | Mode: Online

01 Jan, 2020 - 05 Jan, 2020

Admit Card - Correction of discrepancies in admit card | Mode: Online

18 Jan, 2020

Exam | Mode: Offline and Online

21 Jan, 2020

Answer Key - Provisional | Mode: Online

21 Jan, 2020 - 27 Jan, 2020

Answer Key - Objections to answer key | Mode: Online

04 Feb, 2020

Answer Key - Final | Mode: Online

04 Mar, 2020

Result | Mode: Online

04 Mar, 2020

Score Card | Mode: Online

CEED (Session 2019)

Upcoming Dates and Events

09 Oct, 2019 - 14 Nov, 2019 (Tentative)

Application | Mode: Online Ongoing

10 Nov, 2019 - 16 Nov, 2019 (Tentative)

Late Fee Application - Extended dates for application | Mode: Online

01 Jan, 2020 (Tentative)

Admit Card | Mode: Online

01 Jan, 2020 - 05 Jan, 2020 (Tentative)

Correction of discrepancies in admit card | Mode: Online

19 Jan, 2020 (Tentative)

Exam | Mode: Offline

25 Jan, 2020 - 31 Jan, 2020 (Tentative)

Answer Key - Draft answer key | Mode: Online

25 Jan, 2020 - 31 Jan, 2020 (Tentative)

Answer Key - Last Date to send objections to answer key | Mode: Online

04 Feb, 2020 (Tentative)

Answer Key - Final answer key | Mode: Online

04 Mar, 2020 (Tentative)

Result | Mode: Online

04 Mar, 2020 (Tentative)

Score Card | Mode: Online

CEED 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 2020 eligibility criteria is only applicable for 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 Eligibility Criteria 2020



Age limit

No age limit. Any candidate can appear for the exam irrespective of their age.

No of attempts

There is no restriction on the number of attempts.

Type of degree

Any recognized degree/ diploma/post graduate degree programme of 4 years or 3+2 years (after 10+2 level) or 3 years after 10+2.

Final year students (by July 2020)

Candidates who are in the final year or are awaiting their result 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 2020 are also eligible

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Mode of Application : Online

Mode of Payment : Net Banking | Credit Card | Debit Card

CEED 2020 application form will be available from October 9  to second week of November 9, 2019 without payment of 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.  A total of three exam centres in the order of the candidate's preference will have to be  entered during registration. The steps to fill the CEED application form 2020 are as follows:

Steps to fill CEED 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. 1,300 for all women candidates 
  • Rs. 1,300 for (SC / ST / PwD) candidates
  • Rs. 2,600 for all other candidates

Documents to submit with CEED 2020 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 the 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 candidate requiring compensatory time during the exam need to upload a request letter as per Appendix 10 (.pdf file). 
  • Candidates whose name is not 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).

Application Fees

Category Quota Mode Gender Amount
General, OBC Online Transgender, Male ₹ 2600
ST, SC Online Transgender, Male ₹ 1300
General, ST, SC, OBC PWD Online Female, Transgender, Male ₹ 1300
General, ST, SC, OBC Online Female ₹ 1300
Visualization and spatial ability
Environmental and social awareness
Analytical and logical reasoning
Language and creativity
Design thinking and problem solving
Observation and design sensitivity
Communication skills
Analytical and problem solving skills
Analytical and problem solving skills

CEED 2020 exam pattern allows all aspirants to get a fair idea of the type of questions that may feature in the exam, marking scheme, 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.

CEED 2020 consists of two parts where part A is a computer based test to evaluate candidates  visualisation 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 2020 Exam Pattern for Part A



Mode of exam

Computer based test



Type of questions

Multiple choice questions, multiple select

questions and numerical answer questions

Total marks



1 hour

CEED 2020 Exam Pattern for Part B



Mode of 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


Total marks



2 hours

The CEED 2020 question paper structure can be seen as below



Number of Questions

Question Number

Marks if Correct

Marks if Wrong

Marks if not Attempted

Total Marks



1 — 8







9 — 18


− 0.2





19 — 41


− 0.5





1 — 41




Number of Questions

Question Number

Total Marks









Form Sensitivity




Visual Sensitivity




Problem Identification






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.

CEED admit card 2020 will be available for download from January 1 onwards. Candidates will have to login to download the same. They must check the details for accuracy after downloading and carry a colour printout of the same to the exam hall along with specified valid Photo ID.  Any discrepancy in the admit card should be corrected by January 5, 2020 by contacting the CEED authorities and emailing them.

The steps to download the CEED card are as follows:

  • Click on the link to download the 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 CEED office.
  • A colour printout of the admit card must be taken to the exam hall.

Valid Photo IDs (any one) that are allowed to be carried to the exam hall with the admit card are 

  • Voter ID 
  • Passport 
  • PAN Card 
  • Aadhaar Card 
  • Driving Licence 
  • Identity Card issued by the institute last attended
State City
Gujarat Ahmedabad
Karnataka Bengaluru
Madhya Pradesh Bhopal
Odisha Bhubaneswar
Punjab Chandigarh
Tamil Nadu Chennai
Delhi New Delhi
Assam Guwahati
Telangana Hyderabad
Rajasthan Jaipur
West Bengal Kolkata
Uttar Pradesh Lucknow
Maharashtra Mumbai
Bihar Patna
Chhattisgarh Raipur
Kerala Thiruvananthapuram
Andhra Pradesh Visakhapatnam
Goa Panaji
Uttarakhand Dehradun

Documents Required at Exam

  • Admit card
  • Valid photo identity proof (Passport, driving license, PAN card, Voter ID, college issued identity card, or Aadhaar card)

CEED draft answer key 2020 will be announced on January 21. This draft answer key will be open to  students to challenge till January 27, 2020. The answer key will have the correct answers to the questions asked in the exam. It is to be noted that the CEED 2020 answer key will be only for Part A of the exam for Aptitude and Mathematics whereas no answer key will be available for the drawing test. The final answer key for CEED 2020 will be released on February 4 after considering all challenges.

How to check CEED Answer Key?

  • Click on the given link
  • 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.

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All candidates who will appear for the entrance test will be able to check their CEED 2020 result on March 4, after it is announced by IIT Bombay. Only qualified candidates will be able to download their score cards which will be announced along with the CEED result. The CEED score card will be valid only for a period of one year from the date of declaration of the result.

To Check the CEED 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 score card which will appear only if they have qualified.
  • The scorecard must be kept safe till admissions are completed.

Some Details mentioned in the CEED Result:

  • Name of Candidate
  • Category
  • Application/ Registration Number
  • Marks obtained in the exam
  • Qualifying status

How is the CEED score calculated?

Final CEED score = 25% weightage to Part A  + 75% weightage to Part B .

CEED 2020 cutoff is usually specified for part A of the exam which is used to shortlist candidates for part B of the exam. The cutoff of CEED for the entire exam or part B  is not released by the authorities. The category-wise minimum percent of marks needed to qualify in CEED 2020 part A is given below

CEED Cutoff for Part A


Minimum percentage of marks 







Guidelines for CEED Cutoff marks:

As mentioned, marks obtained in Part A will be used to shortlist candidates. 

  • Cut-off for Part A marks to shortlist candidates in the open category:
    X + y Σ, where X is the average marks obtained by all candidates in Part A, Σ is the standard deviation, and y is a factor decided based on total number of seats. 
  • Cut-offs for  OBC-NCL category will be 90% of the Open category 
  • Cutoffs for SC, ST, and PWD categoriy candidates will be 50% of the Open category.

CEED 2020 Counselling

CEED 2020 Counselling - There is no common counselling for admissions through CEED 2020. Instead students must apply separately to the institute of their choice from the given participating institutes on the basis of their CEED scores if they meet specific eligibility criteria of each.

CEED Participating Institutes are as follows:

IISc Bangalore
IIT Bombay
IIT Delhi
IIT Guwahati
IIT Hyderabad
IIT Kanpur
IIITDM Jabalpur

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

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Questions related to CEED

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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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