Common Entrance Examination for Design (CEED) is an entrance test conducted by Industrial Design Centre, Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay on behalf of the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India. The Common Entrance Examination for Design (CEED) is a joint entrance examination for post-graduate students in the field of technological design held annually jointly at all IIT’s and IISc’s.
CEED entrance test aims to test the student’s creativity, observation and drawing skills, tested in particular for admission to various design courses in the fields of product design, industrial design, vehicle design, visual communication, animation graphics and mobility.
There are many colleges where the marks scored in the Ceed entrance test are accepted for the admission. Ceed College List is given below:
Candidates are informed that qualifying CEED 2019 does not guarantee admission in design programmes offered at the above mentioned colleges.
Securing a valid CEED rank is the first step candidates need to complete as part of the admission process of design courses offered at the above mentioned college. Once, CEED results are declared, candidates need to fill another application form at the college in which they want to secure admission in MDes programme and thereafter each candidate needs to fulfill the eligibility criteria and admission process as laid down by that specific college.
CEED Application & Registration Form 2019
Candidates are informed that CEED application form can now be filled by them till November 14, 2018. The last date to fill CEED this, candidates can fill their application form for CEED exam by paying a late fee till November 16, 2018.
CEED application form is available on the official website of the exam. Aspirants need to fill CEED exam application form online on the official website of the design entrance examination. Common Entrance Examination for Design is conducted in the month of January each year. IIT Bombay conducts CEED exam to shortlist
aspirants for admission in MDes and PhD programmes offered at colleges accepting CEED scores/ranks for admission.
Important Dates for CEED Application Form 2019
Any aspirants wanting to appear for the entrance exam should definitely go through CEED application process, application fee, important application submission dates and more details which are mentioned below.
Important CEED Dates
|Start date for CEED applications||October 9, 2018|
|Last date for submission of CEED application form with|
|November 14, 2018|
|Last date to submit application form with late fee||November 16, 2018|
|Download CEED admit card||January 1 to January 19, 2019|
|CEED exam date||January 19, 2019|
Candidates need to follow the below mentioned steps in order to
successfully register for CEED entrance
Fill CEED 2019 application form here.
Step 1: Create Login ID
In order to successfully register for Common Entrance Examination for Design (CEED), candidates need to first of all create a login ID wherein they need to enter details such as their email address, name, date of birth, gender, address, mobile number and password.
Some aspects that aspirants need to keep in mind while create the password include that the password should have:
- One character that is in uppercase
- One character that is in lowercase
- One numerical digit/number
- One special character
- Minimum 8 characters
Once candidates have successfully completed their registration on the official website of CEED exam they need to enter their login details, that is, email ID and password. Thereafter, aspirants need to select the name of their qualifying exam as well as year of passing. This is a mandatory step that needs to be followed as
verification take place at this step to inform if the candidate is eligible to apply for CEED exam. If the candidate meets the eligibility criteria then they have to click on “Mobile Verification Link” and an OTP will be sent on their registered mobile number.
Step 2: Fill details in CEED application form
When the candidate receives the OTP he/she needs to login on the official website by providing the OTP that they receive on their mobile number. Further, aspirants need to fill the below mentioned details in their CEED registration form:
|Applicant’s name||Gender||Physical Disability (if any)|
|Alternate Mobile Number||Address||Qualifying Exam|
|Year of Passing||Name of University||College Name|
|College Address||Test Centre Choice – first, second & third preference|
Step 3: Upload important documents
After aspirants fill all the above mentioned details they need to upload the below mentioned documents with their online CEED application form.
- File containing recent coloured photograph
- Scanned copy of signature
- Scanned copy of degree/diploma certificate if the course is completed. If the candidate does not have final degree certificate then he/she needs to upload a copy of the final year mark list or the provisional certificate. If the course is not completed then a certificate from the Principal of the College/Head of Department needs to be included.
- Candidates who are applying in the SC/ST/OBC NCL category have to produce valid category certificates issued by appropriate authorities. OBC NCL certificate issued only from April 1, 2016 onwards are accepted.
- Candidates who are applying in PwD category should produce valid medical certificate issued by appropriate authority.
- Candidate whose name is not the same as mentioned on the degree/diploma certificate should produce gazette notification, marriage certificate or scanned pages of the passport showing the change of name.
Note: Candidates need to note that the above mentioned list of documents need to be “upload as electronic files while submitting the online application. Paper copies of these documents or any other documents will not be entertained and hence should not be sent to the CEED office. The admit card and score card of CEED will include the photograph and signature as submitted by the candidate. Submission of poor quality photograph and/or
signature may lead to rejection of CEED application”, informs the official website of CEED exam.
Candidates should also pay attention to the size and format of documents submitted with CEED application form.
|Photograph||Size: 3.5X4.5 cm|
Less than 100KB
|Signature||Size: 3.5X4.5 cm|
Less than 50KB
|Copy of degree/diploma||Less than 500KB||PDF|
|Certificate from Principal of the College/Head of Department||Less than 500KB||PDF|
|Category Certificate||Less than 500KB||PDF|
|PwD certificate||Less than 500KB||PDF|
|Age & Nationality proof||Less than 500KB||PDF|
Step 4: Pay application fee
Next, aspirants need to pay the application fee in order to successfully register for CEED entrance exam. CEED application has to be paid online by means of debit/credit card or net banking.
Candidates are informed that CEED application fee is non-refundable and so they should pay the registration fee with utmost care.
CEED 2019 Application fee
Fee (in Rs)
|All women candidates||1,300|
|All other candidates||2,600|
|All foreign nationals||2,600|
Candidates who fail to submit their CEED application form within the stipulated time need to pay a late fee of Rs 500 if they submit their application form between November 10 to November 16, 2019 (till 11:45 pm).
Step 5: Take print of CEED application form
Lastly, after successfully submitting their details as well as paying the application fee, candidates should take a clear print of their duly filled application form and keep it with them for further use.
CEED Exam Dates 2019
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|Oct 2018||Oct 09||Start date to fill application forms with regular fee|
|Nov 2018||Nov 14||End date to fill application forms with regular fee|
|Nov 16||Online registrations with late fee|
|Jan 2019||Jan 01||Download admit card|
|Jan 19||CEED 2019 Exam|
|Jan 25||Release of draft answer key for Part A|
|Jan 31||Last date of sending comments about draft answer key for Part A|
|Feb 2019||Feb 04||Release of final answer key for Part A|
|Mar 2019||Mar 04||Score cards available for download|
|Mar 04||Declaration of result|
CEED 2019 is scheduled to be conducted on January 19, 2019 from 10 am to 1 pm. CEED applications forms need to be filled by candidates from October 9 to November 14, 2018. The result for CEED exam is scheduled to be declared on March 4, 2019.
CEED Pattern 2019
CEED 2019 exam uses English as a medium of instruction. The CEED exam pattern is such that the test consists of two parts, which are, Part A and Part B. Both the parts are conducted on the same day and aspirants need to appear for both the exams on the given date and time.
CEED Part A Test Pattern
Part A of CEED exam consists of objective type questions – MCQ, MSQ and NAT. Candidates need to attempt CEED Part A exam on a computer. Questions asked in this section of CEED exam are from topics such as visual and spatial ability, environmental and social awareness, analytical and logical reasoning, language, observation and design sensitivity.
CEED Part B Test Pattern
Part B of CEED paper comprises of questions to test an aspirant’s design, drawing and writing skills. In CEED Part B exam questions are displayed on a computer screen and candidates need to solve them on an answer booklet provided by the invigilator.
There are 8 questions in CEED Part B exam. The marking scheme is such that question number 1-5 in CEED exam are of 50 marks each and candidates have a choice to attempt any one of these questions.
Note: Part A of CEED 2019 will be considered as a screening exam. Thus, students who have been shortlisted in this test will be evaluated for Part B of the exam. However, only the scores of candidates in Part B will be used to prepare the merit list for CEED 2019.
The final CEED score of candidates is determined by giving 25% weightage to marks obtained by candidates in Part A and the remaining 75% weightage is determined basis scores obtained in CEED Part B exam.
CEED Syllabus 2019
IIT Bombay has shared a list of topics from which questions will be asked in Part A as well as Part B of CEED exam. CEED 2019 syllabus shared by IIT Bombay is listed below:
CEED 2019 Syllabus for Part A Exam
|Topic||Type of Questions that will be Asked|
|Visualisation and spatial ability||Pictorial and diagrammatic questions to test: understanding of transformation and/or manipulation of 2D shapes and 3D objects and their spatial relationships; knowledge of practical and everyday mechanical and scientific concepts.|
|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 social and cultural connection with design, history of the designed artefact, and socially responsible and environmentally sustainable design responses. History of art, sculpture and literature.|
|Analytical and logical reasoning||Ability to look at information, be it qualitative or quantitative in nature, and discern patterns within the information. Ability to weigh opinions, arguments or solutions against appropriate criteria. Ability to check for hidden bias or hidden assumptions and whether evidence and argument support conclusions. Ability to use logic and structured thinking to deduce from a short passage, which of a number of statements is the most accurate response to a posed question. Data Interpretation, brainteasers, and patterns.|
|Language and creativity||Ability to understand and use Standard English. Reading comprehension, knowledge of English grammar such as sentence structure and usage, the use of tenses, verb patterns, articles, and active and passive constructions, etc. & vocabulary skills. Ability to think creatively in terms of alternatives, ability to distinguish innovative options and think out of the box.|
|Design thinking and problem solving||Ability to use visual analogies, metaphors, signs and symbols. Ability to understand complexity, identify problem, generate alternatives, evaluate options and select solutions.|
|Observation and design sensitivity||Ability to detect concealed properties in ordinary things, people, situations, and events, and thinking critically about them. Applying attention to certain details, analysing, reasoning, classifying, inferring and predicting. Ability to discern subtle differences in visual properties and aesthetic outcomes.|
CEED 2019 Syllabus for Part B Exam
|Topics||Ability Tested in CEED Exam|
|Drawing||Ability to draw products, people or scenes in proportion with good line quality, composition, proportion, perspective and shading.|
|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.|
|Analytical and Problem Solving Skills||Ability to undertand the user and the context, knowledge of properties of materials and process and their appropriate use in design, originality of solutions, ability to create characters, plots and stories etc.|
CEED 2019 is an aptitude test and hence no specific text book or guide is recommended for its preparation. The candidates may however practice their drawing, rendering and visualization skills. Question papers of some of the previous years are available on the CEED website.
On the basis of studying previous years’ question papers of CEED, some of the topics that frequently find presence in this design entrance exam are as mentioned below:
- Creative Writing Skills
- Drawing Ability and Skills
- Communication Skills
- Design Concepts
- How to Develop Characters
- Logical Reasoning
- Light and Shadow
- Perspective Design
- Logo Design
- Problem Identification & Design Problem Solving
- Scale and Proportion
- Product Designing
- Basics of Drawing- Lines and Shapes
- Gradation Chart
- Colour Theory, Color Schemes and color Compositions
- Still Life Drawings, Eye Levels and Symmetrical Drawing Concepts, Object drawings from everyday life
- Perspective- Types and Usage
- Human Body Knowledge
- Anatomy, Proportions and Divisions
- Basic and advanced Human Drawings
- Hands and Feets Study
- Human Features
- Animal and Bird Study
- Colour Rendering and Design
- Inspirational Design
- Means of Advertisement-Visual Communication
- Grid Collages
- Study of Objects and Lateral Thinking
- Story Illustrations
- Pictograms and Signage
- Geometrical and Design Exercise
- Compositional sense
- Placement of different figures proportionally
- Sense of proportion
- Drawing of human figures of different postures, action and age groups
- Interaction Design and Visual Communication
- Representation techniques
- Problem identification & solving
- Visual perception
- Interface design & Product Design
- Poster, Logo, Character designing
- Story telling
- Basics of materials and manufacturing processes
CEED Result 2019
IIT Bombay releases CEED 2019 result on the official website of the exam. Candidates can also download their CEED scorecard from the official website of the design entrance exam. CEED result is declared by Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay (IIT Bombay) on the official website of the exam. CEED exam is usually conducted in the month of December/January and the result for the design entrance exam is mostly declared in the month of March each year. In order to check Common Entrance Examination for Design (CEED) result, candidates need to fill their seven digit registration number as well as nine digit application number or email ID and password on the official website of CEED exam.
Step to View CEED 2019 Result
Step 1: Visit CEED 2019 official website
Step 2: Click on the “CEED 2019 Result” tab
Step 3: Enter email ID and password or
registration number & application number
Step 4: View CEED 2019 result
Step 5: Download CEED result & take a print
of the same
CEED test pattern is such that the entrance exam is divided into two parts, that is, Part A and Part B. Part A of the exam is used as a screening test. CEED Part B answer books for only those candidates are evaluated who have been shortlisted basis Part A exam score/performance. CEED Part B answer books are evaluated manually. The official CEED website states: “If ‘N’ is the total number of seats available in a particular category for all the participating institutes, then approximately 10XN candidates for that category will be shortlisted using Part A”. But this process will only be followed provided the candidate scores the minimum prescribed marks or more in Part A of CEED exam.
|CEED Cut off: Minimum Marks for Qualifying Part A of|
|Category||Minimum percentage of marks required in Part A for|
Thus, candidates should be well aware that Part A of CEED exam is just to shortlist candidates and the scores that they achieve in Part B of the exam will finally be used to prepare CEED merit list. The CEED score secured by candidates would be valid for a duration of one year from the date of declaration of CEED result.
The final CEED 2019 score is determined by giving 25% weightage to a candidate’s score in Part A and 75% weightage to an aspirant’s CEED Part B score.
CEED 2019 Scorecard
Candidates are now provided with the option to download their CEED scorecard from the official website of the college. CEED scorecard would be issued to only those candidates who have qualified Part B of the design entrance exam. Candidates need to download their CEED scorecard and take a clear print of the same. Scorecard of CEED exam needs to be carried for the counselling round. Students are informed that no separate hard copy of CEED scorecard would be sent to them under any circumstance. CEED scorecard is valid for a duration of one year only.
Candidates are informed that merely scoring a CEED rank does not guarantee admission in colleges accepting CEED scores for admission. Thus, if candidates are shortlisted for admission basis their performance in CEED then they need to separately fill the application form at each college that accepts CEED scores for admission in MDes programmes. Thereafter, candidates need to meet the admission requirements as listed by each college which include appearing for another written test/interview round that is conducted by individual colleges for admission.
CEED Admit Card 2019
CEED admit card is issued by IIT Bombay on the official website of the design entrance exam. The admit card for CEED exam is issued for only those candidates who have duly filled and submitted the application form for CEED exam. Candidates can download CEED 2019 admit card from the official website of the exam by filling their login details like registration number and password. CEED admit cards would be available for download from January 1, 2019 onwards. Candidates need to download their CEED admit card latest by January 19, 2019.
Aspirants need to note that CEED admit card is a very important document and no candidate will be allowed to appear for CEED exam if they are not carrying a valid Common Entrance Examination for Design admit card on the day of the exam.
Steps to Download CEED Admit Card
Step 1: Visit CEED 2019 official website
Step 2: Click on the “CEED 2019 Admit Card” tab
Step 3: Enter email ID and password
Step 4: View CEED 2019 admit card
Step 5: Download CEED admit card & take a coloured print of the document
Candidates need to check their CEED admit card thoroughly and ensure that it does not have any errors. In case there is any discrepancy in the information on their admit card, candidates should immediately inform the same to CEED authorities.
Details to check on CEED Admit Card
Information that is present on CEED 2019 admit card is as mentioned below:
- Candidate’s name
- Candidate’s CEED roll number
- Candidate’s CEED test centre name and complete address
- CEED exam date
- CEED exam reporting time
- Duration of Common Entrance Examination for Design
- Candidate’s signature
- Candidate’s photograph
CEED Answer Key 2019
IIT Bombay releases the answer key for CEED 2019 on the official website of the exam. CEED exam comprises of two section which are – CEED Part A and CEED Part B exam. Part A of CEED exam is a computer based test which evaluates candidates on the basis of their visualisation and spatial ability, environmental and social awareness, analytical and logical reasoning, language and creativity, observation and design sensitivity. On the other hand, CEED Part B exam is a pen and paper based test wherein drawing skills, creativity, communication skills as well as analytical and problem solving skills of candidates are tested.
Part A of CEED exam acts as a screening test. CEED Part B section of only those aspirants is evaluated who have performed well in Part A of the exam. IIT bombay officials also release the question paper for CEED exam.
Candidates are informed that CEED answer key is released for only Part A of the exam. Candidates can check CEED 2019 answer key by clicking on “Answer Key” tab/link as mentioned on the official website of the design entrance examination.
Each year, IIT Bombay first releases the provisional/draft answer key for CEED exam. Here, candidates are provided with an opportunity to raise objections if they find any question/answer marked in the CEED key to be wrong. Once this is done, IIT Bombay releases the final answer key for CEED exam.
What is present in CEED Answer Key
In CEED final answer key, officials provide candidates with the correct response for each question asked in CEED Part A exam. By going through CEED answer key candidates can develop a rough idea of how they have fared in CEED 2019 entrance exam.
|CEED 2019 Answer Keys: Important Dates|
|Release of draft answer key for Part A||January 25, 2019|
|Last date of sending comments about draft answer key for Part A||January 31, 2019|
|Release of final answer key for Part A||February 4, 2019|
|CEED 2019 result||March 4, 2019|