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 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 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 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. 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

Upcoming Dates and Events

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

Past Dates and Events

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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IIT Bombay was 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 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
SC, ST Online Transgender, Male ₹ 1300
General, SC, ST, OBC PWD Online Female, Transgender, Male ₹ 1300
General, SC, ST, 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
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.

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

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)

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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is exam pattern for CEED and NIFT same?

Harshita Gupta 4th Dec, 2019

The exam pattern of both the exams is little different.

CEED examination ( conducted by IIT , Bombay) consists of 2 sections- A and B. Section A will contain 41 questions and section be will contain 5 questions( 20 marks each question). Both section will be of 100 marks each. Part A will be computer based and B will be pen- paper based.

Part A will be a screening test and those who qualify part A will be evaluated for part B.

And for NIFT , the GAT paper for B.Des will consist of 100 questions and the total marks of examination is also 100. And for B.F.Tech, the number of questions will be 150. The exam is offline, paper based.

And CAT paper will consist of 3 questions and marks will be out of 100.
Admission in B.F.Tech will be fully based on GAT whereas for B.Des the weightage of CAT is 50% , GAT is 30% and situation test will be of 20%.

Though, the syllabus is quite similar for both the examinations (CEED And NIFT)

Hope this helps!

can a 12th passed apply for CEEd?

Komal Dayanand Gardi 12th Nov, 2019
Hello Deep,  Good Morning,  As per the eligibility criteria of CEED candidate must have to pass diploma or undergraduate degree or postgraduate degree after 12 th.
So as per this only 12 th pass candidate is not eligible to apply for CEED.
I hope it will help you more.

I have M.com degree, can I upload the same for ceed exam form? Or will I have to upload B.com?

Manidipa Kundu Student Expert 7th Nov, 2019


you can upload only b.com or b.com +m.com , both will go.

But see there is no use of ceed exam for you as iits dont give admission to candidates who don't have engineering / design/ architechture/mtech/mca or professional diploma in design back ground.

SEE the official brochure to know about different iits eligibility criteria.


I have 10+diploma+B.tech am eligible to give CEED exam

_Abhishek_Vatsya Student Expert 24th Oct, 2019

Hey! There

You are elligible for CEED EXAMINATION as it is clearly mentioned in elligibility criteria that candidates that have passed diploma/Btech are elligible for CEED EXAMINATION.

To know all elligibility criteria of CEED EXAMINATION, visit below mention link:



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

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