CEED (Common Entrance Examination for Design)

Common Entrance Examination for Design is done for admission of the candidates to masters in design programmes offered at IIT Bombay, Delhi, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Kanpur, and IISc Bangalore as well as IIITDM Jabalpur. It is conducted by the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay. The CEED is organised by IIT Bombay. IIT Bombay is a public engineering and research institution in Powai, Mumbai, India, that was founded in 1958. It is the second-oldest institute in the IIT system, after the Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur. The institute is well-known for offering a variety of undergraduate, postgraduate, and doctoral programmes in Science and Technology. IIT Bombay administers the CEED (Common Entrance Exam for Design) for admission to M.Des (Masters in Design) programmes at IIT Bombay, IISc Bangalore, IIT Delhi, IIT Guwahati, IIT Hyderabad, IIT Kanpur, and IIITDM Jabalpur. IISc Bangalore, IIT Bombay, IIT Guwahati, IIT Hyderabad, and IIT Kanpur all hold CEED exams for admission to PhD programmes.

The Benefits of Taking the CEED Entrance Exam


Entrance Exam Highlights


Common Entrance Exam for Design

Organized by

Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Bombay


National Level Exam


Once a year

Official Website

Mode of Registration


Exam Mode

Part A - Online

Part B - Offline

Total Questions

108 Questions

Negative marking




Exam pattern

Part A: Multiple choice questions, multiple select

questions and numerical answer questions

Part B: Pen and paper

No. of Participating Colleges


Score Validity

One year


Important Dates for CEED 2021

Event Date
Online Application (Regular Fee) September 09 - November 10, 2020
Online Application (Late Fee) November 11-17, 2020
Admit Card Availability January 01, 2021
CEED 2021 Exam Date January 17, 2021
Part A Draft Answer Key January 21, 2021
Questions for Answer Key Last Date January 24, 2021
Part A Final Answer Key January 31, 2021
CEED 2020 Result Date 08-Mar-21


CEED 2021 Application Form

Category Quota Mode Gender Amount
General   Online Transgender, Male ₹ 3,200
ST, SC   Online Transgender, Male ₹ 1,600
ST, OBC, SC, General PWD Online Female, Transgender, Male ₹ 1,600
ST, OBC, SC, General   Online Female ₹ 1,600


CEED 2021 Eligibility Criteria


CEED 2021 Syllabus


CEED 2021 Exam Pattern


CEED 2021 Exam Pattern for Part A

Parameters Details
Mode of exam Computer-based test
Language English
Type of questions Multiple choice questions, multiple select
Questions and numerical answer questions
Total marks 100
Duration 1 hour


CEED 2021 Exam Pattern for Part B

Parameters Details
Mode of exam Pen and paper. Questions will be shown on the screen, but responses will be given by the authorities in a booklet.
Language English
Choice of questions One query can be chosen from Q 1 to 5, while question numbers 6, 7 and 8 are mandatory.
Number of questions 8
Total marks 100
Duration 2 hours



 Category The Questions Number Number of Issue Marks if Proper Marks if False If not Tried, Marks Overall Marks
 NAT         8   1 - 8      3       0           0    24
 MSQ        10      9  -18      3     -0.2           0    30
 MCQ         23      19 -41     2    - 0.5           0    46
 Total          41    1 -41          100



Section Number of Questions Question Number Total Marks
Sketching 1 1 20
Creativity 1 2 20
Form Sensitivity 1 3 20
Visual Sensitivity 1 4 20
Problem Identification 1 5 20
Total 5 1 — 5 100


CEED 2021 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


CEED Admit Card 2021 (Released)

On January 1, 2021, IIT Bombay launched the CEED 2021 admit card in an online format. Candidates can download CEED admit card/hall ticket 2021 by logging in to the official website of CEED and entering their credentials such as E-mail ID and Password. To take the test, candidates must bring a coloured printout of their CEED to admit card. After January 5, 2021, candidates will not be able to make any improvements to their CEED admit card.

CEED is a computer-based programme for those interested in pursuing a career in the area of design and technology. The CEED 2021 admit card contains candidate-specific and exam-related information. The CEED 2021 admit card is a vital document, and no applicant is permitted to enter the exam hall without it.


Step to Download CEED 2021 Admit Card

CEED 2021 admit cards are commonly available in an online format. Candidates must take the steps outlined below to obtain their CEED 2021 admit card:


CEED 2021 Exam Analysis

On January 17, 2021, CEED 2021 was successfully carried. The comprehensive CEED 2021 exam review is available here for all candidates who took the exam. Students' reactions and the overall difficulty level have also been provided. Candidates can also look at other choices by using the CEED Rank Predictor and CEED Participating Colleges. CEED 2021 had a moderate to difficult overall difficulty rating. Part A was a big-time constraint for candidates, while Part B was a little confusing. Part A's MCQs were relatively straightforward, while NAT and MSQ were both moderately difficult.


CEED 2020 Exam Analysis: Part A

Part A of CEED 2020 had 42 questions, most of which were focused on odd one out, visual puzzles, series and sequences, rotation-based visual puzzles, and so on.

Solve shadow-based questions involving a product with two light sources falling on it. The applicant was given the task of describing how shadows and light will affect the product. Another similar query inquired about the behaviour of a shadow on an individual.

Overall, candidates agreed that Part A was better than last year, implying that it would have been easier for experienced candidates.


CEED 2020 Exam Analysis: Part B

There were a total of 5 questions in this segment, each worth 20 points. The questions were defined as simple and straightforward, requiring only basic drawing abilities. It primarily concentrated on drawing and visualisation fundamentals.


CEED 2021 Answer Key (Final Answer Key Out)

On January 31, 2021, the CEED 2021 Final Answer Key was issued. All candidates who took the entrance exam in CEED 2021 can access the response key in an online format. IIT Bombay published the CEED 2021 draught answer key, along with the response sheet and question paper, on January 21, 2021. Candidates must file objections before 5:00 p.m. on January 24, 2021.


Steps to Download CEED 2021 Answer Key

Candidates will download the CEED 2021 response key by following the steps outlined below:


Marking Scheme of CEED 2021 Answer Key

The following is the CEED 2021 labelling scheme for Part A answer key:


CEED 2021 Result (Out)

The CEED 2021 results were announced on March 8, 2021. After the CEED 2021 results are announced, successful candidates will download their CEED 2021 scorecard. Below is a direct connection to the page.

Now is the time to check the CEED 2021 results! - This is a direct connection

Candidates who took the exam can access their CEED 2021 results by entering their E-mail address and password. The CEED scorecard, which shows the candidates' overall marks on the entrance exam, is also now available.


Steps to View CEED 2021 Result

The measures to check/access the CEED 2021 results are as follows:


CEED 2021 Cut-off

The CEED cut-off is the minimum qualifying score needed to advance to the next round of the Master of Design (MDes) and PhD Programs admission process at IIT's and IISc, Bangalore. The candidates will be shortlisted based on their performance in Part A of CEED 2021, according to an announcement from IIT Bombay.


How is CEED 2021 Cutoff Calculated?

The formula for calculating the CEED cutoff has been updated by IIT Bombay. The new formulae for calculating the CEED cutoff are available here. Examine how the CEED cutoff is now measured.

The CEED 2021 cutoff for all groups will be determined as follows:

*where X is the open category's cut-off point.


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