CEED Exam Calendar

Nov. 15, 2017
Common Entrance Examination for Design

CEED 2018CEED 2018 - The Common Entrance Examination for Design or CEED 2018 is a qualifying examination administered by IIT Bombay for admission into Master of Design (MDes) programmes and PhD programmes in design. According to the official notification, CEED will be conducted on January 20, 2018. The online application form has been released on October 9. The last date to fill application was November 12, 2017. However, Registration for UCEED 2018 with late fee of Rs. 500 can be done from November 13 to 17. CEED is a computer-based test and it will be conducted in around 20 Indian cities. To appear in CEED and for being eligible for admission candidates must have passed a degree/ diploma/ post graduation programme. As per CEED exam pattern, the online test consists two parts, part A and part B. Part A of CEED 2018 exam will have objective type questions which will evaluate visual and spatial ability, logical reasoning among others. While part B comprises questions to test design, drawing and writing skills of the students. For complete information about CEED 2018 such as eligibility criteria, important dates, application form, exam pattern etc. go through the article given below.


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 has been made 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 December 25, 2017
6 Last Date to rectify errors in CEED admit card January 5, 2017
7 CEED 2018 exam date January 20, 2018 (10:00 AM to 1:00 PM)
8 CEED draft answer key January 27, 2018
9 Last date to challenge CEED answer key 2018 January 31, 2018
10 Final Answer Key of CEED February 4, 2018
11 CEED result 2018 March 5, 2018
12 CEED scorecard 2018 available for download March 5, 2018

CEED Eligibility Criteria 2018

To appear for CEED 2018 candidates must fulfill 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 has been made available online from October 9 onwards. The application process of CEED involves five basic steps mentioned below:

CEED 2018 registration steps

  • Step 1: Registration- Candidates have to register online by entering their email ID. On the registration page, applicants have to enter personal details as well as address for communication.
  • Step 2: Filling CEED application form- Applicants have to enter details such as their name, gender, qualifying examination and three choices of exam city.
  • Step 3: Uploading of documents- Scanned images of all the required documents along with photograph and signature of the prescribed format needs to be uploaded by candidates.
  • Step 4: Fee payment- CEED 2018 application fee has to be made online. Candidates can make the payment through credit card/ debit card or net banking. Candidates registering from November 11 to 17 have to pay a late fee of Rs. 500. The category wise application fee structure is given below:
Category CEED application fee
Women Rs. 1,100
SC/ST/PwD Rs. 1,100
All other candidates Rs. 2,200
  • Step 5: Print out of confirmation page- upon successful submission of CEED application form 2018, candidates must ensure to take the print out of confirmation page for future reference.

CEED Exam Centres 2018

IIT Bombay will conduct CEED 2018 in around 20 cities across the country. Candidates have to choose three exam cities as per their choice while applying for CEED 2018. A particular city may have more than one CEED exam centres. The name and complete address of CEED exam centre 2018 will be mentioned on the admit card. Change in the exam cities preference will not be entertained by the examination conducting authority under any circumstances.

CEED Admit Card 2018

The admit card of CEED 2018 will be issued to all the successfully registered candidates from December 25 till January 20. CEED admit card can 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. will be mentioned in CEED admit card 2018. Candidates must carry CEED 2018 hall ticket along with a valid photo identity proof to the examination centre.

CEED Exam Pattern 2018

CEED 2018 examination consists of two parts- A and B. Questions of both the parts will appear on the computer. Candidates have to enter their answers to Part A on the computer. For marking answers to questions in part B candidates will be provided with an answer book by the invigilator. As per CEED exam pattern, part A consist 3 sections with total 45 questions. The total marks in Part A of CEED question paper is 100. Part B comprises 8 questions and it carries a total of 100 marks. The marking scheme for both the parts differs. The total duration of CEED 2018 is 3 hours. The duration of Part A is one hour and for Part B is two hours. Part B will start only after part A ends.

CEED Syllabus 2018

Questions in the entrance test will be 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 is no specific textbook or guide recommended for its preparation. To get acquainted with the type of questions that candidates can expect in the exam they must practice CEED sample papers. With the help of previous years' CEED question papers aspirants will have a better understanding of the test structure and it will lead to a more effective preparation.

CEED Answer Key 2018

The answer key of CEED will be published online by IIT Bombay. CEED answer key 2018 will only be available for part A of the question paper. CEED 2018 draft answer key will be released on January 27. Candidates can use CEED answer key to cross-check their responses and calculate their probable score. The draft answer key will be open for challenge and candidates can raise their objection online latest by January 31, 2018. After scrutinising the comments received by students, the final CEED answer key 2018 will be released on February 4.

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


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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