About CEED 2020

CEED 2020 -  Indian Institute of Bombay conducted 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 was available from October 9 to November 15, 2019, without late fee. Candidates could complete their CEED registration with a late fee of Rs 500 on November 20, 2019. Admit card could downloaded from December 27, 2019 till January 18. Candidates could correct any discrepancies in the CEED admit card till January 5. The answer key 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 based 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. In CEED 2019, 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.

CEED 2020 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
Languages English
Mode of Application Online
Application Fee (General) 2600 Rs [Online]
Mode of Exam Online
Participating Colleges 14
Exam Duration 3 Hours

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CEED 2020 Important Dates

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Upcoming Dates and Events

04 Mar, 2020

Result | Mode: Online

Past Dates and Events

04 Feb, 2020

Answer Key - Final | Mode: Online

21 Jan, 2020 - 27 Jan, 2020

Answer Key - Objections to answer key | Mode: Online

21 Jan, 2020

Answer Key - Provisional | Mode: Online

18 Jan, 2020

Exam | Mode: Offline and Online

27 Dec, 2019 - 05 Jan, 2020

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

27 Dec, 2019

Admit Card | Mode: Online

16 Nov, 2019 - 20 Nov, 2019

Late Fee Application | Mode: Online

09 Oct, 2019 - 15 Nov, 2019

Application | 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

IIT Bombay closed the registration process of CEED 2020 with the regular fee on November 15. However, those candidates who could not fill the form due to some reason they could do it on November 20 by paying late fee of Rs. 500. The application procedure was in online where candidates were 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 had 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
OBC, General Online Transgender, Male ₹ 2600
ST, SC Online Transgender, Male ₹ 1300
ST, SC, OBC, General PWD Online Transgender, Male, Female ₹ 1300
ST, SC, OBC, General Online Female ₹ 1300

CEED 2020 Syllabus

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

Problem identification 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.

Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay provided the mock test for CEED 2020. The exam was conducted on January 18, 2020. Candidates could check the mock test. CEED 2020 mock test gave candidates a clear idea on exam pattern, challenges likely to be faced, time duration, etc. Candidates had to click on sign in button to take CEED 2020 mock test. 

CEED admit card 2020 was available for download from December 27, 2019 onwards. Candidates had 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 could 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

CEED 2020 Exam Centers

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)

The final answer key for CEED 2020 released on February 4 after considering all challenges. CEED draft answer key 2020 was announced on January 21. This draft answer key was open to  students to challenge till January 27, 2020. The answer key has the correct answers to the questions asked in the exam. It is to be noted that the CEED 2020 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 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 appeared 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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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Question: When will CEED 2020 be conducted?


CEED 2020 is scheduled to be conducted on January 18. Candidates must download the admit card of CEED 2020 and take the hard copy of the same to the exam centre.

Question: When will authorities release the answer key of CEED 2020?


As per the important dates, candidates will be able to check draft answer key of CEED 2020 on January 21. However, the final answer key will be available on February 4.

Question: What is the expected date of result declaration?


Candidates will be able to check their CEED 2020 result on March 4. In order to check the result, candidates need to login using their registered email ID and password.

Question: What is the validity period of CEED 2020 score?


CEED 2020 score will be valid for a period of one year. Candidates willing to take admission in design courses must give CEED 2020.

Question: Apart from IITs how many colleges will accept CEED 2020 scores?


CEED 2020 being a national level exam is of due importance. As per the notification released, along with the seven IITs, nine more institutes are included in the list of top colleges accepting CEED scores.

Questions related to CEED

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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

what is NID and CEED how can i go for this??

Pooja Kaushik 24th Jan, 2020
CEED is Common entrance examination for designing,
This test consists of two rounds, one is amplitude test for all which is common second is interview which is based on your specialisation.

NID has three rounds in total which includes round 1 i.e. DAT known as Design Amplitude Test , it is a objective type test with a drawing part which is common for all followed by a studio test based on your specialisation after that on the very next day comes the third round i.e. interview in which you have to show portfolio.
After that a merit list is provided which is based on the grand total of all three rounds which decides your selection.

Hope it helps.

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