Feb. 28, 2018
Common Entrance Examination for Design

CEED 2018CEED 2018 - The Common Entrance Examination for Design or CEED 2018 was administered by IIT Bombay for admission into Master of Design (MDes) programmes and PhD programmes in design. The final answer key of CEED 2018 has released online on February 2. The draft answer key of CEED 2018 has been made available along with the question paper. CEED 2018 result will be declared on March 5, 2018. Candidates were able to challenge CEED 2018 answer key till January 31. CEED 2018 was held on from 10 am to 1 pm on January 20, 2018 across 20 Indian cities including Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Bhopal, Chennai, Delhi and Guwahati to name a few. The test covered two parts, part A covering design aptitude type questions and part B comprising questions to test design, drawing and writing skills of candidates. As per CEED 2018 eligibility criteria, aspirants needed to have passed a degree/ diploma/ post graduation programme. Through CEED 2018, candidates will be granted admission to Master of Design (MDes) programmes at IISc Bangalore, IIT Bombay, IIT Delhi, IIT Guwahati, IIT Hyderabad, IIITDM Jabalpur, and IIT Kanpur and PhD in Design. For complete information about CEED 2018 such as important dates, answer key, result, exam pattern etc., go through the article given below.
Latest: FInal CEED Answer Key 2018 has been released by IIT Bombay



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CEED 2018 Overview

Exam name Common Entrance Examination for Design
Exam level National
Programmes covered MDes and PhD
Conducting body IIT Bombay
Commonly known as CEED
Exam mode Computer-based Test (CBT)
Duration 3 hours

CEED Important Dates 2018

CEED 2018 important dates have been announced by IIT Bombay. Check the CEED important dates 2018 from the table given below:

CEED 2018 dates

S.No Events Important dates
1 CEED application form was available on October 9, 2017
2 Last Date to fill CEED application form 2018 November 12, 2017
3 Online registration with late fee starts November 13, 2017
4 Last date to register for CEED with late fee November 17, 2017
5 CEED admit card January 1, 2018
6 Last Date to rectify errors in CEED admit card January 5, 2018
7 CEED 2018 exam date January 20, 2018 (10:00 AM to 1:00 PM)
8 CEED draft answer key January 25, 2018
9 Last date to challenge CEED answer key 2018 January 31, 2018
10 Final Answer Key of CEED February 2, 2018
11 CEED result 2018 March 5, 2018
12 CEED scorecard 2018 available for download March 5, 2018

CEED Answer Key 2018

CEED answer key 2018 is only available for part A of the question paper. Candidates can use CEED answer key to cross-check their responses and calculate their probable score. The provisional answer key of CEED was published online by IIT Bombay. The draft answer key was open to challenge and candidates were able to raise their objection online by January 31, 2018. After scrutinising the comments received by students, the final CEED answer key 2018 has been uploaded on February 2.

CEED Result 2018

The result of CEED 2018 will be declared on March 5, 2018. CEED result will be published by IIT Bombay only in the online mode. Candidates can download CEED 2018 scorecard by entering their registered email ID and password. The result of CEED 2018 will comprise the scores obtained by candidates in the entrance exam. However, only those candidates securing the minimum qualifying marks in part A of CEED question paper will be able to check their score in Part B. The answer booklets of part B of only those candidates will be evaluated who will qualify in part A of the examination. Based on scores obtained in part B of the examination, CEED merit list will be prepared. Candidates must ensure to take a print out of CEED scorecard as they might require to produce it at time of counselling and seat allotment process. CEED scorecard 2018 will valid for a period of one year from the date of result declaration.

CEED Cutoff 2018

The cutoff of CEED 2018 is the minimum marks that candidates have to obtain to qualify the entrance test. Part A of CEED question paper will be used as a screening test. While only the score obtained by candidates only in part B will be used for preparing CEED merit list 2018. The minimum qualifying marks that candidates need to obtain in part A of CEED question paper is given below in the table:

CEED 2018 cutoff (required in Part A)

S.No. Category CEED cutoff
1. Open 10%
2. OBC-NCL 9%
3. SC/ ST/ PwD 5%

CEED Counselling 2018

The counselling of CEED 2018 will be carried out by the participating institutes separately. IIT Bombay, the examination authority will not hold any common CEED counselling. The announcement for admission in MDes and PhD programmes in design will be notified separately by the institutes. Candidates eligible for admission have to apply separately at the desired institutes. The participating institutes of CEED 2018 might also conduct a written test/ interview before the counselling and admission process. Candidates offered admission have to pay the admission fees, submit necessary documents and confirm their admissions by completing all the required formalities.

CEED Participating Institutes 2018

Through CEED 2018, IITs and IISc Bangalore will provide admission to eligible candidates in MDes and PhD programmes. Candidates can check the list of CEED participating institutes along with the name of programmes offered by them from the table given below:

CEED Participating Institutes and programmes

S.No. CEED 2018 participating colleges Programme names
1. Centre for product design and manufacturing, IISc Bangalore MDes in product design and engineering
PhD in design
2. Industrial Design Centre, IIT Bombay MDes in industrial design, communication design, animation, interaction design, mobility and vehicle design
PhD in design
3. Instrument design and development centre, IIT Delhi MDes in industrial design
4. Department of design, IIT Guwahati MDes in design
5. Department of design, IIT Hyderabad MDes in visual design
PhD in design
6. Design discipline, IIItDM Jabalpur MDes in product design, visual design
7. Design programme, IIT Kanpur MDes in design
PhD in design

CEED Admit Card 2018

The admit card of CEED 2018 was made available online for all successfully registered candidates from January 1 to 20. CEED admit card could be downloaded by using the registered email ID and password. Important details such as application number, roll number, exam date and time, address of the exam centre etc. were mentioned on CEED admit card 2018. Candidates were required to carry CEED 2018 hall ticket along with a valid photo identity proof to the examination centre.

CEED Exam Centres 2018

IIT Bombay had conducted CEED 2018 in 20 cities across the country. Candidates had to choose three exam cities as per their choice while applying for CEED 2018. A particular city may have had more than one CEED exam centres. The name and complete address of CEED exam centre 2018 was mentioned on the admit card. Change in the exam cities preference was not entertained by the examination conducting authority after final submission of application form.

CEED Exam Pattern 2018

CEED 2018 examination consisted of two parts- A and B. Questions of both the parts appeared on the computer. Candidates had to enter their answers to Part A on the computer. For marking answers to questions in part B candidates were provided with an answer book by the invigilator. As per CEED exam pattern, part A consisted of 3 sections with total 45 questions. The total marks in Part A of CEED question paper was 100. Part B comprised 8 questions and carrying a total 100 marks. The marking scheme for both the parts differ from each other. The total duration of CEED 2018 was 3 hours. The duration of Part A was one hour and for Part B is two hours. Appearing candidates could attempt part B only after answering part A.

CEED Syllabus 2018

Questions in the entrance were asked as per the syllabus of CEED. Candidates can check the topics prescribed for both part A and part B of CEED 2018 below:

CEED syllabus- Topics

Section Topics
Part A Visualization and spatial ability, environmental and social awareness, analytical and logical reasoning, language and creativity, Design thinking and problem solving, Observation and design sensitivity.
Part B Drawing, Creativity, Communication skills and Analytical and problem-solving skills.

CEED Sample Papers 2018

As CEED is an aptitude test there were no specific textbook or guide recommended for its preparation. To get acquainted with the type of questions to be asked the exam, candidates were advised to practice CEED sample papers. Previous years' CEED question papers are helpful for aspirants to have a better understanding of the test structure, leading to a more effective preparation.

CEED Eligibility Criteria 2018

To appear for CEED 2018 candidates required to have fulfilled the eligibility criteria defined by IIT Bombay. Candidates can check CEED 2018 eligibility criteria below.

Academic qualification- Candidates must pass degree/ diploma/ post graduate degree/ GD arts diploma programme.

Age requirement- There is no age limit to appear for CEED.

Number of attempts- Candidates can appear for CEED any number of times.

CEED Application Form 2018

The application form of CEED 2018 had been made available online from October 9 to November 12. The application process of CEED involved five basic steps mentioned below:

CEED 2018 registration steps

  • Step 1: Registration- Register online by entering their email ID. On the registration page, enter personal details as well as address for communication.
  • Step 2: Filling CEED application form- Enter details such as their name, gender, qualifying examination and three choices of exam city.
  • Step 3: Uploading of documents- Upload scanned images of all the required documents along with photograph and signature of the prescribed format.
  • Step 4: Fee payment- CEED 2018 application could be paid online. Payment could be made through credit card/ debit card or net banking. Candidates registering from November 11 to 17 had to pay a late fee of Rs. 500. The category wise application fee structure of has been given below:
Category CEED application fee
Women Rs. 1,100
SC/ST/PwD Rs. 1,100
All other candidates Rs. 2,200
  • Step 5: Printout of confirmation page- upon successful submission of CEED application form 2018, candidates had to take a printout of the confirmation page.

Contact details

JEE (Advanced)-UCEED-CEED 2018
Indian Institute of Technology Bombay
Mumbai 400076 Phone: +91 22 2576 4063 / 9093 / 9094
E-mail: ceed@iitb.ac.in
Website: www.ceed.iitb.ac.in

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