CEED 2020: Application Form, Dates, Eligibility Criteria, Pattern, Syllabus

CEED 2020 will be conducted by IIT Bombay on behalf of MHRD, Government of India. It is a national level entrance exam organized every year with an objective to offer admission into M. Des and PhD programmes. All the candidates who want to get the admission in these courses have to necessarily clear the CEED entrance test. This test will be held at around 21 cities across India. Admission will be provided in M.Des in various renowned institutions like IIT Kanpur, IIT Hyderabad, IISc Bangalore, IIT Guwahati, IITDM Jabalpur, IIT Bombay, IIT and other institutions. Through this article candidates can check the complete details of CEED 2020.

CEED 2020 New Changes Introduced

  • From year 2019, the number of exam cities has been increased from 20 to 24.
  • Candidates can apply after the last date of registration by paying late fee of Rs.500.

CEED 2020 Important Dates

Below we have provided the expected CEED 2020 exam dates for various events of the exam:

Important EventsTentative Dates
Starting of Online Registration2nd week of October 2019
Last date of registration without late fee2nd week of November 2019
Last date of Registration with late fee of Rs.5003rd week of November 2019
Release of Admit card1st week of January 2020
CEED 2020 Exam3rd week of January 2020
Release of Answer key4th week of January 2020
Sending of objections/comments regarding answer keyLast week of January 2020
Release of Final Answer key1st week of February 2020
Announcement of Results1st week of March 2020

CEED 2020 Application Form

Check below all the details of CEED 2020 Application form:

  • CEED 2020 Registration will begin in the second week of October 2019 through online mode.
  • To fill the application form, applicants have to follow various steps of application process – Online registration, filling necessary details, uploading of scanned documents and paying the application fee.
  • Candidates must save the allotted application number for future reference provided during the application process.
  • Students must fill all the details in the form carefully and choose the exam center correctly as no correction facility will be provided after final submission.
  • Last date to register and fill the application form is till second week of November 2019. However, the board may allow candidates to submit the application till the third week of November 2019 with late fee.

Application Fee:

CEED 2020 Application Fee must be submitted in online mode using debit card, credit card or net banking.

The application fee for various categories is as follows:-

  • For SC/ST/PwD and women candidates – Rs.1300
  • For all other candidates – Rs.2600
  • Late registration fee is Rs.500/-

CEED 2020 Eligibility Criteria

Go through the complete CEED 2020 Eligibility criteria, before filling the application form:

  • Qualifying Examination: Candidate must possess a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering/Architecture/Design/Interior Design or its equivalent after 10+2 level from a recognized board or university OR
    He/she must have obtained a Professional Diploma in Design such as NID/CEPT or its equivalent after 10+2 level exams OR
    He/she must have pursued a 5 year programme in G.D. Art with one year post qualification professional experience after 10th level exams OR
    He/she must have passed Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) of 4 yrs after 10+2 level exams.
  • Age Criteria: There is no age limit prescribed to appear for the entrance exam.
  • Appearing Candidates: Candidates who are in their final year of graduation can also apply provided they must show passing proof at the time of admission.
  • GATE Score: Candidates can also apply on the basis of their GATE 2020 Score.

CEED 2020 Exam Pattern

Check the CEED 2020 Exam pattern below, before starting your exam preparation:

  • Exam Mode and Date: CEED 2020 Test will be organized in the third week of January 2020 in Online CBT However Part B which will be drawing based will be conducted in offline mode.
  • Parts: The question paper will be divided into two partse. Part A and part B.
  • Number of Sections: Part A will consist of 3 sections.
  • Type of Questions: Part A will contain multiple select type and numerical answer type questions. Part B will contain drawing based questions.
  • Time Duration: The exam will be of total 3 hours (Part A-1 hour; Part B- 2 hour).
  • Total Marks: Part A and Part B will be of 100 marks each.
  • Language Medium: Exam paper will be in English language.
  • Weightage of Marks: 25% weightage of marks will be given in Part A and 75% weightage to Part B.

In the below table we have distributed number & type of questions and total marks scored in each section:

Part A:

SectionNo. of QuestionsQuestion No.Marks if CorrectMarks if WrongMarks if Not AttemptedTotal Marks
NAT101 – 1030030
MSQ1011 – 2020020
MCQ2521 – 452-0.6050
Total451 – 45100

Part B:

SectionNo. of QuestionsQuestion No.Total Marks
Discipline Specific Question5 (answer any one)1 – 540
Creativity Question1620
Sketching Question1720
Visualization Question1820
Total81 – 8100

CEED 2020 Syllabus

CEED 2020 Syllabus is divided into 2 parts:

Part A: Questions in Part A will be from the topics:

  • Environmental and Social Awareness – Questions from General awareness of environmental factors such as climate, natural resources, etc., Awareness of design terminologies, social and cultural connection with design, etc . Implications on the design of infrastructure, products, images and environment.
  • Visualization and Spatial Ability – Questions will be based on Pictorial or diagrammatic questions to assess the understanding of transformation or manipulation of 2D and 3D objects and their spatial relationships.
  • Language and Creativity – Questions will test candidate’s ability to understand passages in commonly used English Languages. Ability to distinguish innovative options, ability to think creatively in terms of alternatives and think out of the box.
  • Analytical and Logical Reasoning – This section will contain questions which will test candidate’s ability to describe given information logically and select the most accurate solutions. The test will check the candidate’s ability to use logic and structured thinking to deduce from a short passage with a number of statements is the most absolute response to a posed question.
  • Observation and Design Sensitivity – Candidates ability to detect concealed properties in day to day life and think critically about them.
  • Design Thinking and Problem solving – Questions will check candidates ability to understand the context, the users and the constraints and choose the most accurate solution for a given design problem.

Part B: Questions in Part B will cover various topics:

Drawing – Candidate’s ability to draw products, composition, proportion, people or scenes in proportion with good line quality, perspective and shading will be checked.

Communication skills – Candidates ability to communicate idea and concepts clearly using text and visuals will be checked.

Analytical and problem solving skills – In this part B test, the students knowledge of appropriate use in design and ability, properties of materials and process, understanding of the user and the context, originality of solutions, ability to create characters, plots, stories, etc. will be checked.

Creativity – The ability to think out of the box and come up with diverse as well as unique solutions will be seen in this section.

CEED 2020 Preparation Tips

Follow the below preparation tips to enhance your exam preparation and qualify the exam successfully:

  • Prepare an exam preparation routine including all the important topics of the exam. Follow the study schedule daily.
  • Review the whole syllabus, exam pattern and marking pattern before beginning your preparation.
  • Solve sample papers or previous year papers to know the question trends.
  • While preparing for the exam, make short notes and note all the important concepts and points. Revise these notes regularly.

FAQS (Frequently Asked Questions)

Answer: CEED 2020 Registration process will start in the second week of October 2019.
Answer: The last date to register for CEED 2020 is second week of November 2019 without late fee and third week of November 2019 with late fee.
Answer: CEED 2020 Application fee for SC/ST/PwD and women candidates is Rs.1300 and for all other candidates is Rs.2600.
Answer: No, submission of printed online filled application form is not required.
Answer: No, there is no age limit prescribed to apply for CEED 2020.
Answer: The entrance test of CEED 2020 will be organized in the third week of January 2020. The exam for Part A will be held in Online CBT mode. However Part B will be held in offline mode.

CEED 2020 Admit Card

CEED 2020 Admit Card will be released by online mode in the first week of January 2020. Registered candidates can access and download their admit cards using their registration id and password.

Details in the admit card of CEED will mention candidate’s name, date of birth, roll number, photograph, signature, test date, test city, test time, test center name and address. Candidates must go through the complete instructions present in the admit card before appearing for the exam.

CEED 2020 Answer Key

After completion of entrance exam, CEED 2020 Answer key will be released by the board. It is expected that the answer key will be published in PDF format in the fourth week of January 2020.

Also candidates can send their objections or comments related to answer key in the last week of January 2020. The final Answer key will be released online in the first week of February 2020.

CEED 2020 Result

Students will be able to check their CEED 2020 Result through online mode. The results will be announced in the first week of March 2020.

Students can check their result using their registration id/email id and date of birth/password.

Students qualifying the exam (Part A and Part B) successfully will get shortlisted in the merit list for further admission process.

CEED 2020 Scorecard

Few days after the release of results, candidates can also download their CEED 2020 Scorecard. Scorecard will display important details of the candidate and rank, merit rank and qualifying status.

The Scorecard will be valid for one year period after the declaration of results.

CEED 2020 Cut Off

Candidates have to secure minimum cut off marks to get selected for further admission rounds. On clearing the Part A exam, candidates will appear for Part B exam.

The cut off for Part B will be prepared on the basis of various factors like – number of appearing candidates, number of seats available, difficulty level of test and number of qualifying candidates.

To shortlist OBC-NCL candidates, the cut off marks are 90% of the open category. However, for ST/SC/PWD candidates, it will be 50% of the open category.

CEED 2020 Merit List

CEED 2020 Merit List will be published soon after the release of results through online mode. The board will prepare and publish the merit list on the basis of marks secured in the Part B exam.

Candidates have to first clear their Part A exam to appear for Part B. After successfully Part A and then Part B exam, qualifying candidates will be selected in merit list for the next counselling process.

CEED 2020 Admission

On the basis of CEED 2020 Scores, the qualified candidates have to apply in various respective institutions. No admission/counselling process will be organized by the board for CEED 2020 Admission.

The individual institutions will organize aptitude test or interview for the candidates. Admission will be provided to the candidates after analyzing their aptitude test or interview performance and score of entrance exam.

If you have any query regarding CEED 2020, you can ask your query in the comments section below.

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  1. Anirban Nandy says:

    I am a graduate in Human Physiology and completed the Masters in Human Physiology. Can I apply for CEED?

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