CEED 2018: Application Form, Exam Dates, Preparation, Syllabus

ceed-2018CEED 2018 Application Form has been relesed from 9th October 2017. Common Entrance Examination for Design (CEED 2018) is the national level examination conducted by IIT Bombay on behalf of Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India. It is the prerequisite examination for admission to M.Des and Ph.D programmes in design. CEED scores are used for admission to M.Des courses in IISc Bangalore, IIT Bombay, IIT Guwahati, IIT Hyderabad, IIT Kanpur and in many other institutions. Interested candidates can get complete information about CEED 2018 including application process, eligibility, exam dates, exam pattern, etc.

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CEED Notifications 2018 – Application Released

newiconCEED 2018 Application Form has been released from 9th October 2017. Click here for application details.

CEED 2018 Exam Date

Here, we are mentioning all the official dates of CEED 2018:

EventsDates (Announced)
Application Form Release Date9th October 2017
Application Submission Last Date without late fee10th November 2017
Application Submission with late fee11th – 17th November 2017
Downloading of Admit Cards25th December 2017
Date of Examination20th January 2018
Publication of draft Answer Key for Part A27th January 2018
Last date for sending comments about Part-A Answer Key31st January 2018
Release of Final Answer Key4th February 2018
Result Declaration5th March 2018
Downloading of Score Card5th March 2018

CEED Application Form 2018

  • CEED 2018 registration has been started from 9th October 2017.
  • Application can be submitted online only through the official website of CEED (link is given above).
  • Candidates who will submit the application form after the closing date have to submit the late fee of Rs. 500/- along with the application fee.
  • The application process will continue till 10th November 2017 (without late fee).
  • Applicants are required to upload scanned copies of signature, photograph, category certificate and degree/diploma certificate (in case of the completion of course).
  • Only completely filled application form will be accepted.

Application Fee:

Application fee details of CEED 2018 is as follows:

  • For General candidates – Rs. 2200 + GST
  • For SC/ST/PwD and Women candidates – Rs. 1100/- + GST

Only credit card, debit card and net banking options are available for submitting the CEED application fee. The application fee is non refundable.

Eligibility Criteria

Candidates those wish to apply for CEED examination must check all the eligibility conditions that are necessary to apply:

  • Qualifying Examination: Candidate must possess degree/diploma/postgraduate degree of 4 years or 3+2 years (after 10+2).
    OR
    Passed GD Arts Diploma programme (10+5) by July 2018.
  • Appearing Candidates: Candidates appearing the qualifying examination can also fill the CEED application form.
  • No Age Limit: There is no prescribed age limit to apply for CEED.
  • Number of Limits: Candidates can appear CEED any number of times.

CEED 2018 Exam Pattern

The details about the CEED exam pattern 2018 is given below:

  • Course: CEED is an examination for admission to M.Des and Ph.D courses in design.
  • Number of papers: CEED is conducted in two parts i.e. Part-A and Part-B. Part B tests the candidate designing and drawing skills. It is mandatory for the candidates to pass the Part-A in order to qualify for Part-B.
  • Mode of Examination: Part-A is a computer based test (CBT) while part-B is the paper based test. For Part-B, questions will be displayed on the answer but students have to write the answer in the answer book provided by the examiner.
  • Language of Question Paper: The language of question paper will be English only.
  • Number of Questions: There will be total 50 questions in Part-A. Part-A contains 3 sections. Section-1 will contain 5 questions, Section-2 will contain 10 questions and the remaining 35 question will be contained by Section-3.
  • Type of Questions: Part A contains objective type questions (MCQ, Multiple Select Questions and Numerical Answer Questions).
  • Exam Duration: Candidates must attempt Part-A in 1 hour and Part-B in 2 hours. It will be conducted from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM.
  • Marking Scheme: 2 marks will be provided to each correct answer.
  • Negative Marking: There is a negative marking for Part-A. 0.6 mark be deducted in first and third sections of part-A.

Exam Cities:

CEED examination will be organized in the following cities:

  • Ahmedabad
  • Bengaluru
  • Bhopal
  • Bhubaneswar
  • Chandigarh
  • Chennai
  • Delhi
  • Guwahati
  • Hyderabad
  • Jaipur
  • Kolkata
  • Lucknow
  • Mumbai
  • Nagpur
  • Patna
  • Pune
  • Raipur
  • Thiruvananthapuram
  • Trissur
  • Vishakhapatnam

CEED 2018 Syllabus

CEED is an aptitude test which is conducted in two parts. Candidates can prepare the part-A on topics such as 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 will assess candidates drawing skills, Creativity, Communication Skills, analytical and problem solving skills. Previous years question papers are also available on CEED website. Candidates can also practice these question papers.

How to Prepare for CEED

Some of the tips on how to score good marks in CEED 2018 is given below:

  • Practice Previous Years Question Papers: Solve previous years question papers to get the overview about exam pattern and to analyse the difficulty level of exam.
  • Practice Mock Test: Appear mock test.
  • Creativity skills: Think out of the box and come up with a unique solution.
  • Drawing skills: Strong your drawing skills. You ability to draw products, people and scenes will be tested during the examination.
  • Stay Calm: Before appearing for the exam, the aspirants must remain calm and composed.

Click here to check CEED 2017 Question Papers

FAQs (Most Asked Questions)

Answer: No. You are advised the keep the printout of filled-in application for further use.
Answer: Candidate’s can check the eligibility for CEED 2018 from the eligibility criteria section.
Answer: The application forms is available online only. You have to fill the application form from the official website of CEED.
Answer: Admit card will be issued on 25th December 2017.
Answer: Online mode is available for making payment i.e. credit card/debit card and net-banking.
Answer: No, there  is no limitation in age criteria.
Answer: CEED can be attempted many number of times.
Answer: The validity of Scores is for a period of one year.
Answer: The exam cities are Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Bhubaneswar, Chandigarh, Chennai, Delhi, Guwahati, Hyderabd, Indore, Jaipur, Kanpur, Kolkata, Kozhikode, Mumbai, Nagpur, Patna, Pune, Raipur and Thiruvananthapuram.


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CEED 2018 Admit Card

  • Admit card will be issued online only to all applicants.
  • CEED 2018 hall ticket will be available for downloading from 25th December 2017 till one day before the examination.
  • Candidates should take a printout of admit card before going to the examination.

CEED Answer Key

  • The authority will publish the CEED answer key 2018 from 27th January 2018.
  • After receiving comments on draft Part-A answer key, the final answer key will be released on 4th February 2018.

CEED Result

  • CEED 2018 results will be declared on official website.
  • The result will be announced on 5th March 2018.
  • After few days of the result declaration, candidates will be able to download the CEED score card.
  • Merit list will be drawn on the basis of Part-B exam only.

CEED Score Card

  • The CEED Score card will be released on 5th March 2018.
  • It will be valid for a period of one year from the date of declaration of result.

CEED 2018 Admission

IIT Bombay does not have any responsibility to conduct the admission/counselling process. On the basis of CEED scores, candidates can apply in the respective institutions for taking admission. Admitting institutions may further conduct tests/interviews for final selection and admission.

For any queries regarding CEED 2018, you may leave your comments below.

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  1. Garima Agrawal says:

    I have done my graduation on bsc biotechnology which was for 3 years. Can u apply for M.Des. In product designing?

  2. kumar says:

    hi..i did my B.tech in mechanical engineering..it took 5 years to complete instead of 4 years due to my supplies or arrears … Am i eligible for applying for CEED 2018…please let me know..thankyu

  3. Aditi says:

    Hello,
    I have a query about the registration, I have a Bachelors in Fine Arts, a 4 year degree. What option do I chose in the eligibility form, Fine arts(GD…) or Others.

  4. Divyanshi says:

    Is it nessary to degree of masters? I have completed my graduation this year can I apply

  5. Nagu sundar says:

    I’m in the final year of Btech Chemical. Can I apply?

  6. Amogh says:

    I’ll have degree “bva in product design” by the last week of January. Can I apply?

  7. Sri harsha kumar says:

    Hi my nane is harsha pursuing my b.tech 4rth year.I am interested in automotive designing like car designing.can i go through ceed exam?

  8. ROHIT says:

    Sir,
    I appeared in B.sc final year.
    Can I eligible ceed exam.

  9. Maitreyee Joshi says:

    How much percent is GST ?

  10. next designer says:

    Could you please tell me something about the course m.designing. As I m b.tech grad, I don’t know if this line is safe for me or not.
    Least interested in technology area. But has some interest in designing.

  11. Anusree says:

    I am doing 4th yr btech in civil . Can i apply

  12. Tejaswini says:

    i’m a btech 4th year student of dept:ECE am i eligible to apply for this ceed 2018

  13. vaishnavi says:

    I am just now in 12th so can I appear……???

  14. Shubham says:

    I’m in the 5th semester of mechanical engineering degree. So im i eligible for ceed 2018???

  15. Shubham kandle says:

    I’m in 3rd yr mech degree. I’m i eligible or not?

  16. Veena says:

    Can i have the detailed syllabus for CEED?

  17. sonu singh says:

    my digreen is running at 7th sem can i eligible for applying ceed paper 2018

  18. Ankur Paliwal says:

    pls help me regards CEED previous solved,unsolved paper send me via email

  19. Simran says:

    I’m a commerce student.
    Can I appear after 12th

  20. p salim says:

    is there any option for self sponsored

  21. Asmita says:

    After 10th I have completed 3yr diploma in mechanical engineering. After that I have done BE in Mechanical engineering….am I eligible for ceed?

  22. Bhupendra Patidar says:

    I was in final year of BE
    From mechanical branch
    Can i eligible

  23. Prashant says:

    I have done diploma in computer technology am i eligiable for this ceed exm
    IF yes then great
    If not thn whtshould i do
    Help me out

  24. Poonam says:

    I have done Bsc PCm + 1 Yr Cdac Diploma . So I just want to know am i eligible for this ?

  25. sourabh says:

    I am only 12th pass can I apply for ceed 2018?

  26. Aman raj says:

    Sir i am eligible for class 12 appearing

  27. praveen.B says:

    aftering getting the score card wat is the next step

  28. Guruprasad says:

    After ceed exam which are the courses we can go.

  29. preetham reddy says:

    im in my fourth year of my engineering , while the time i apply for 2018 ceed. i.e in mid october id still be in my 7th sem , iam i eligible to apply …??

  30. B.mohammad asarutheen says:

    I need study material and how prepare in this examination…. suppose after I will pass in this exam I am going to job…

  31. Rohit says:

    some other details about ceed

  32. Nitin Devidas mahajan says:

    Can I apply for two or multiple disciplines at a time?

  33. Laya Varghese says:

    I need frequent updates of ceed exam through my mail id

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