CEED 2021 Application Form, Exam Dates, Syllabus, Eligibility, Admit Card

CEED 2021CEED 2021 (Common Entrance Test for Design) is conducted by IIT Bombay. CEED organized the admission to the M.Des (Master of Design) programme which is offered by IIT Bombay, IISC Bangalore, IIT Delhi, IIT Hyderabad, IIT Guwahati, IIT Kanpur, and Ph.D. programme at few Institutes. All the possible information related to this exam is given here which would help the probable candidates from application to the admission procedure.

CEED 2021 Notification (Latest):


  • CEED 2021 Result has been released on 8th March 2021.
  • The Exam Date has been Announced, the exam will be conducted on 17th January 2021.

CEED 2021: Highlights

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Exam Name CEED 2021
Full-Form Common Entrance Exam for Design
Conducting Authority IIT-Bombay
Exam Types PG Level
Exam Level National Level
Courses offered  Design
Application Mode Online mode
Exam Mode Online mode
Exam Date 17th January 2021
Helpline Tel: 91 22 2576 4063 / 9093 / 9094
Email Id [email protected]
Official Website http://www.ceed.iitb.ac.in

CEED 2021 Exam Date:

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Events Exam Dates
Start to submit Application Form 9th September 2020
Application form Last date for submission (Extended) 10th November 2020
Application Form Submit with late fee  (with late fee of Rs.500) 12th November 2020
Admit Card Downloading 1st January 2021
CEED Exam Date 2021 17th January 2021

9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Answer key Release Date (Part: A) 21st January 2021
Last date of sending comments about draft answer key (Part: A) 24th January 2021 (5:00 PM)
Final Answer Key Released (Part: A) 31st January 2021
Result Date Announced 8th March 2021
Cut OFF Released 23rd March 2021

CEED 2021 Application Form:

The CEED 2021 Application Form has been released on 9th September 2020 and the last date to apply for Application Form will be 10th November 2020. Candidates can follow the steps to fill the Application Form:

  • For application to this exam, candidates need to register themselves online through their valid E-mail I.D. and mobile number.
  • Once they have successfully registered for the examination, the candidates would receive a link in their registered E-mail id along with a login password by the authority to their registered mobile number.
  • Then they should log in to their account by using those credentials and obtain the application form. Necessary details should be filled in the application form and the required documents should be uploaded.
  • The application fee should be remitted through credit/debit card or net banking.
  • The application fee is Rs.3200/- for all categories, Rs.1600/- for candidates of the SC/ST/PWD category, and Rs.1600/- for all the female candidates. Then the application form should be submitted and a printout of the confirmation page should be taken for future reference in obtaining the admit card, result, and during the counseling.

Important Links:

CEED 2021 Notification Released: Click here

CEED 2021 Application Form: Apply here

Exam Center:

The Examination Centres are spread over Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Bhopal, Bhubaneswar, Chandigarh, Chennai, Dehradun, Delhi, Ernakulam, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Kolkata, Kozhikode, Lucknow, Mumbai, Nagpur, Panaji, Patna, Pune, Raipur, Thiruvananthapuram, Thrissur, and Vishakhapatnam.

Eligibility Criteria:

The candidates desirous of applying for CEED must have completed one of the following qualifying Examinations or expected to complete it by July 2021.

  • Candidates must have completed a degree/diploma / postgraduate degree programme of a minimum of 3 years (after 10+2 level), or must be appearing for the final examination of such a program by July 2021, or must have passed the GD Arts diploma programme (10+5 level) by July 2021.
  • There is no age limit to apply for the CEED 2021.
  • Interested candidates can apply for CEED any number of times.

Selection Process:

  • Only the candidates who have qualified in CEED 2021 Part A and Part B will be able to download their scorecard.
  • The scorecard will be valid for one year from the date of the announcement of their results.
  • The candidates will be required to furnish their Scorecard for M.Des. Admissions when they apply for the same.

Exam Pattern:

  • The examination will be conducted on 17th January 2021.
  • The test will be in two parts: Part A and Part B.
  • CEED 2021 Exam will be conducted through online mode for Part A & Part B of the paper will be in offline mode.
  • The question paper will be in English language only.
  • The candidates are required to attempt both the parts of the question paper i.e. Part A and Part B.
  • All the questions in part A will be of objective type questions followed by MCQ, MSQ & NAT.
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Part A:

Section No. of Questions Question No. Marks if Correct Negative Marking Total Marks
NAT 8 1 – 8 3 0 24
MSQ 10 9 – 18 3 0 30
MCQ 23 19 – 41 2 0 46
Total 41 1 – 41 100

Part B:

Section No. of Questions Question No. Total Marks
Sketching Question 1 1 20
Creativity Question 1 2 20
Form Sensitivity 1 3 20
Visualization Question 1 4 20
Problem Identification 1 5 20
Total 5 1 – 5 100

CEED 2021 Syllabus:

CEED 2021 Syllabus for Part A & Part B is given below:

Part A:

  • Environmental and social awareness: General awareness of environmental factors such as climate, population, water, vegetation, pollution, weather, natural resources, etc., and their implications on the design of products, images, infrastructure, and environment. Awareness of design terminologies, social and cultural connection with the design, history of the designed artefact, and socially responsible and environmentally sustainable design responses. History of art, sculpture, and literature.
  • Visualization and spatial ability: Pictorial and diagrammatic questions to test the understanding of transformation and/or manipulation of 2D shapes and 3D objects and their spatial relationships.
  • Analytical and logical reasoning: Ability to analyze given information logically and select the most appropriate solutions. Ability to weigh opinions, arguments, or solutions against appropriate criteria. Ability to use logic and structured thinking to deduce from a short passage, which of several statements is the most accurate
    response to a posed question.
  • Design thinking and problem-solving: Ability to understand the context, the users, and the constraints and select the most appropriate solution for a given design problem.
  • Observation and design sensitivity: Ability to detect concealed properties in day-to-day life and think critically about them. Ability to discern subtle differences in visual properties and aesthetic outcomes.
  • Language and creativity: Ability to understand passages in commonly used English language. Ability to think creatively in terms of alternatives, ability to distinguish innovative options, and think out of the box.

Part B:

  • Creativity: Ability to think out of the box and come up with unique as well as diverse solutions.
  • Communication skills: Ability to communicate concepts and ideas clearly with the help of text and visuals.
  • Drawing: Ability to draw products, people, or scenes in proportion with good line quality, composition, proportion, perspective, and shading.
  • Problem identification skills: Ability to understand the user and the context, knowledge of properties of materials and their appropriate use in design, etc.

Admit Card:

CEED 2021 Admit Card has been available to download from 1st January 2021 onwards and the candidates are advised to take a clear printout of the admit card before coming to the examination center.

Steps to Download CEED 2021 Admit Card:

  • Visit the Official website of CEED 2021.
  • On the homepage link on ‘Registered user-Login’.
  • Then enter Email ID and Password.
  • Click on the ‘Login’ button.
  • Then admit card will appear in your system.
  • Download and print the Admit Card.


CEED 2021 Result has been declared on 8th March 2021 through the Official website. The Result will be displayed for all candidates for Part A & Part-B marks will be displayed for only shortlisted candidates.

Steps To Check the CEED 2021 Result:

  • Visit the official website of CEED 2021.
  • On the Homepage, click on Candidate Portal.
  • Then click on the Login Button.
  • Enter your email Id and password.
  • Click on the ‘Login’ button.
  • The result will be opened in pdf format.
  • Check your result and take a printout of it.

Click here: To Download the CEED 2021 Result

CEED 2021 Cut-Off:

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The CEED 2021 cut-off will be released in March 2021. The cut-off marks will release for two-section i.e. parts A and B and the cut-off marks will decide by the authority. The Cut-Off Marks are the minimum marks through that candidates will get admission in their aspiring programs:

Part (A): To qualify in CEED Part A and be shortlisted in Part B, the candidates will have to score minimum qualifying marks as mentioned below:

  • Open category – 10%
  • OBC-NCL – 9%
  • SC/ST/PW – 5%

However, it should be noted that if the number of seats available is ‘N’ then the top 10x N candidates will be shortlisted.

Part (B): Only candidates who score above the CEED cut-off marks for their respective categories will be issued the CEED scorecard.

The cut-off will be 5n where will be the number of seats available for admission to the CEED 2021 participating institutes.

Category Cut Off Percentage
Open 9%
SC/ST/PwD 5%

Counselling Process:

There is no common counseling for the CEED. The candidates who qualify in the examination must apply separately for admission to the courses at the Institutes where they wish to apply. They must check the eligibility criteria, apply online, and if shortlisted must attend a personal interview. If they get selected they must pay the admission fee and confirm their admission by completing the required formalities.

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