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Common Entrance Examination For Design 2020

A brief of CEED 2020:

CEEC 2020The answer key of CEED 2020 is available now. Common Entrance Examination for Design (CEED) 2020 was conducted on January 20 for admissions to Masters of Design (M.Des) programme offered by IIT Bombay, IIT Delhi, IIT Guwahati, IIT Hyderabad, IIT Kanpur, IIITDM Jabalpur and IISc Bangalore. CEED 2020 is also the qualifying examination for admission to Ph.D programme in Design at IIT Bombay, IIT Hyderabad, IIT Kanpur and IISc Bangalore. Candidates must note that simply qualifying in CEED 2020 doesn’t guarantee admission into M.Des programmes, as they may have to appear in further tests or interviews conducted by individual institutes. CEED 2020 was conducted in 2 parts – Part A and Part B. Candidates qualifying in Part A of the paper will be considered eligible for Part B. While preparing the merit list of CEED, only scores of Part B will be taken into account. The scores of the candidates in CEED 2020 will be valid for one year, starting from the day of result announcement. The application form of CEED 2020 was available from October to November 2020. The admit card of CEED 2020 was available from January . Read the full article to know complete details of CEED 2020 such as exam dates, application form, eligibility, pattern, admit card, result, score card, etc.

CEED Salient Features

Features Specifications
Exam Name Common Entrance Examination for Design
Commonly known as CEED
Conducting Authority IIT Bombay
Exam Level National Level
Category of Examination Post Graduate (PG)
Mode of Exam Online (Computer Based)
Duration of Examination 3 hours

What’s new in CEED 2020?

  • Apart from the participating institutes of CEED 2020, Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT) University and Lovely Professional University (LPU) will offer some M.Des seats on the basis of CEED 2020 score.
  • For academic year 2020-21, the CEED Result and Score Card will be available on the same date , result was declared on a different date while the score card was available separately only after a few days.
  • Last year, CEED was held across exam centers in 19 cities of India whereas this year the test was conducted in 20 cities.
  • If there is technical problem at any of the test centers, then the exam is conducted in a reserve session on the same day from 14:00 hours to 15:00 hours.
  • The World University of Design (WUD) and Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology will offer some M.Des seats in their institutes for the academic year 2020-2021 based on CEED.

CEED 2020 Important Dates

The important dates of CEED 2020 are the dates related to various events associated with the exam. Well before the examination, all the aspiring candidates must keep on checking all the important dates of CEED 2020 so as not to miss on any important events related to the entrance exam. Go through the list below to check CEED 2020 important dates related to the availability of application form, announcement of result, answer key, counselling, etc.

 CEED 2020 Important Dates

CEED 2020 Dates
Online registration starts from 09 Oct 2019
Last date to submit application form 09 Nov 13 Nov 15 Nov 2019
Last date to submit application form with late fee 16 Nov 20 Nov 2019
Admit Card available for download 01 – 18 27 Dec to 18 Jan 2020
Last date for rectification of discrepancies in the admit card 07 Jan 2020
CEED 2002 official mock test releases 14 Jan 2020
Date of CEED 2020 18 Jan 2020
The release of the draft Answer Key for Part A 21 Jan 2020
Objections for draft Answer Key for Part A can be sent till 27 Jan 2020
The release of the final Answer Key for Part A 04 Feb 2020
Declaration of CEED result 04 Mar 2020
Score Card available for download 1st week of Mar 2020

CEED Answer Key 2020

The final answer key of CEED 2020 for part A has been released. The answer key of CEED 2020 carries correct answers to questions that were asked in the question paper. Through CEED 2020 answer key, the candidates can check and compare the answers they have marked in the answer sheet and estimate their probable score. The answer key of CEED 2020 is released for part A only. The draft answer key has been released on January, 2020. Candidates can submit their comments and feedback with proof (if any) on the draft answer key till January , 2020. 

CEED Result 2020

CEED 2020 result is scheduled to be declared on March, 2020. Through the result of CEED 2020, the candidates will be able to get access to their scores in the entrance test. In order to check CEED 2020 result, the candidates have to enter their registered email ID and password after clicking on the result link. As a part of CEED result 2020, the candidates have to download their score card which will also be available for downloading on the same day – March, 2020. Candidates must note that the result of CEED 2020 is valid for 1 year.

How to check CEED Result 2020?

  • Click on the result link
  • Enter your CEED 2020 registered email ID and password
  • Click on submit button
  • Get your result of CEED 2020

CEED Score Card 2020

The score card of CEED 2020 will be released on the same day (March, 2020) of result announcement. Last year, the score card of CEED was released separately after a few days of result announcement. Only those candidates will be able to get access to their score card of CEED 2020 who have taken the entrance test. The score card is a part of CEED 2020 result only.

How to download CEED Score Card 2020?

  • Click on the score card link of CEED 2020
  • Enter your registered email ID and password
  • Click on submit button
  • Download your score card and take more than 1 printouts

CEED Cutoff 2020

The cutoff of CEED 2020 are the minimum marks required by the candidates to have scored in order to be considered for admissions. It must be noted that candidates scoring marks below the cutoff of CEED 2020 will not be offered admission into M.Des programmes. Only candidates who secure marks equal to or more than the CEED 2020 cutoff will be considered for admission.

IIT Bombay will release the cutoff marks of CEED 2020 which will be used for shortlisting of candidates for part B.

Part A

  • Cutoff marks for Open Category-For shortlisting candidates belonging to the open category, the cutoff marks will be  X + ½ Σ, where X is the average marks scored by the candidates in Part A and Σ is the standard deviation
  • Cutoff marks for OBC-NCL Category- The cutoff for shortlisting candidates belonging to OBC-NCL category candidates will be 90% of the open category
  • Cutoff marks for ST, SC, PWD category- The cutoff for shortlisting candidates belonging to SC, ST, PWD category will be 50% of the open category

The cutoffs that are mentioned for different categories for Part A will be subject to the condition that candidates will have to score the minimum marks or more that are mentioned in the table that is given below. If they meet the requiste cutoff, then only they  will be shortlisted.

Minimum prescribed marks to be scored in Part A 

S.No. Category Minimum % of marks required in part A for shortlisting
1. Open 10%
2. OBC NCL 9%
3. SC/ST/PwD 5%

Part B 

In Part B, there will be 8 questions and questions 1-5 will be of 50 marks each and candidates will have to attempt any one question. After the manual evaluation of these questions, a normalised score ‘S’ will be calculated for each candidate by using this formula- S = {(m − μi) Σ / σi} + A.

  • Here m= is the raw marks obtained by the person in question i
  • μi = the average of the raw marks obtained by all candidates who attempted question i
  • σi = the standard deviation of the raw marks obtained by all candidates who attempted question i
  • A = 25 and Σ = 6 are chosen to be the average and the standard deviation, respectively, of the distribution of scores ‘S’. If the calculated ‘S’ score for any candidates falls below 0, all such scores will be capped at 0, and if the calculated ‘S’ score for any candidate falls above 50, all such scores will be capped at 50.

Marks obtained in other questions in Part B will be added to ‘S’ above to obtain the Part B score for the candidate. The final CEED score will be calculated by giving 25% weightage to marks obtained in Part A and 75% weightage to scores obtained in Part B after the above calculation.

CEED Counselling 2020

IIT Bombay, the exam conducting authority of CEED 2020doesn’t conduct any common counselling of CEED 2020. The individual institutes, where the candidates wish to pursue M.Des course from, conducts the counselling and admission procedure for Masters in Design (M.Des) programmes. However, candidates need to separately apply for admissions at these participating institutes by regularly tracking the application portal of these institutes.

Candidates must note that the individual institutes may conduct a test, aptitude test or interviews as a part of counselling and admission process. To participate in the individual admission procedure at the participating institutes, the candidates must qualify CEED 2020.

At the interviews or aptitude test, generally, the institutes check the portfolio of the candidates in order to evaluate their design and sketching ability.

CEED Participating Institutes 2020

CEED 2020 qualified candidates will be offered admissions into the participating institutes. CEED 2020 Participating institutes refer to the institutes/colleges that will offer admissions into M.Des. Programmes to the candidates based on their score in CEED 2020. Find the list of CEED participating institutes below.

  • IIT Bombay
  • IIT Delhi
  • IIT Guwahati
  • IIT Hyderabad
  • IIT Kanpur
  • IISc Bangalore
  • IIITDM Jabalpur

CEED Admit Card 2020

IIT Bombay had released the admit card of CEED 2020 on January, 2020. The last date to download the admit card of CEED was January, 2020. CEED 2020 admit card was available only for the candidates who had successfully filled the application form of CEED 2020 and paid the examination fee. Candidates must take more than 1 colour printout of CEED hall ticket 2020, which they need to show in the examination hall while appearing for the test. Without possessing the admit card of CEED 2020, no candidate will be allowed to enter the test centers.

Note: It must be noted that all candidates must carefully check all the details reflecting on CEED admit card 2020 (while downloading it), and if they find any discrepancy in the particulars, they must report it to the exam conducting authority for rectification. The last date for rectification in the admit card is January 5, 2018.

CEED Exam Pattern 2020

The exam conducting authority, IIT Bomaby decides of the exam pattern of CEED 2020. The exam pattern includes information about the time given to take the test, language of the questions paper, total number of questions, marking scheme, etc. It is better for candidates to check the CEED 2020 exam pattern well in advance to have a complete understanding about the various aspects of question paper. CEED 2019 was conducted on January 20, 2019 (10:00 a.m to 13:00 hours). In case of any technical problem at the examination centre, the exam for the reserved candidates will be held in the reserve session from 14:00 hours to 17:00 hours on the same day.

Highlights of CEED Exam Pattern 2020

  • The paper of CEEDhave 2 parts – Part A and Part B
  • Part A was an online (computer based) test wherein the questions had objective type (Multiple Choice Questions) MCQs q
  • Part B of CEED Paper tests the candidates drawing, writing and designing skills. Candidates have to answer on a given sheet.
  • The total time duration given to candidates to complete the paper is 3 hours. Candidates have to finish part A in 1 hour, while the time allotted for part B is 2 hours.
  • Part A is conducted for evaluating candidates for part B. Only part B is taken into account for merit list preparation.

CEED Syllabus 2020

The syllabus refers to the topics and chapters from where the questions in the CEED paper will be set. By checking CEED syllabus beforehand and planning their preparation accordingly, the aspiring candidates will be able to save a lot of time for themselves along with knowing what to study and what to avoid. The syllabus of CEED held the candidates in streamlining their preparation for the test and increases their probability of cracking the entrance test. Check some of the topics below that are included in the CEED syllabus.

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
  • Analytical and problem solving skills

CEED Sample Papers 2020

The sample papers of CEED are the question papers of the previous years. The exam conducting authority releases the model papers of CEED for candidates so that they can practice them and prepare well for the entrance test. Candidates must practice more and more model papers of CEED to have a complete grip on the question paper and the type of questions that come in the test.

CEED 2020 Mock Test

IIT Bombay releases mock test of CEED for aspiring candidates to practise. Practising CEED mock test is a must for candidates who want to appear in the entrance test, as these mock tests help the candidates polish their question/problem solving ability and have a complete grip on the type of paper and questions which appear in the actual exam. Candidates must take as many mock tests of CEED as possible which also helps them in increasing their speed to complete the paper, which further helps in the actual exam.  

CEED 2020 Exam Centers

The exam centres of CEED are the places where the entrance examination was held for admission to M.Des programme. Last year, CEED was held across exam centers in 19 cities of India whereas this year the test was held across exam centres in 20 cities. One city may have more than 1 exam center of CEED. While filling the exam centres of CEED during the application procedure, the candidates must select at least 3 exam centers, which is mandatory. This prevents the candidates from unnecessary challenges for the allotment of CEED test centers 2020 during the admit card allotment. Candidates can find some of the test centres of CEED 2020 from the list below.

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

CEED Eligibility Criteria 2020

The eligibility criteria of CEED refers to the conditions set by the exam conducting authority, IIT Bombay for candidates to be eligible to take part in the entrance test.

  • As per the examination conducting body, for taking CEED the candidates need to have passed a degree/ diploma/ postgraduate degree programmes of 4 years or 3+2 years.
  • Candidates appearing in the final exam of such programmes by July or candidates with passed GD Arts diploma programme by July 2019 are also considered eligible.
  • There is no capping on the number of times candidates wants to appear in CEED . Also, there is no age limit for appearing in CEED .

CEED Application Form 2020

The application form of CEED with regular fee was available from October,2019 to November, while CEED application form with late fee was available from November 13 to 17, 2017. The late fee for CEED application form 2020 was Rs. 500. Before filling the application form, all the candidates were required to ensure that they meet the eligibility criteria for appearing in CEED 20. While filling the CEED 2020 application form, the candidates needed to fill in their personal and academic details along with the details related to communication. During CEED application filling procedure, the candidates were supposed to pay the application or exam fee. Find the application fee details below.

CEED 2020 Application Fee

S.No. Category Fee
1 Application Fee for Female Candidates Rs.1100+GST
2 Application Fee for SC/ ST/ PwD candidates Rs.1100+GST
3 Application Fee for all other candidates Rs.2200+GST

Candidates must note that application fee of CEED 2020 was non-refundable and non-transferable.

Fee payment mode – Candidates could pay the application fee via credit card/ debit card/ net banking.


CEED 2020 Contact Information:

JEE (advanced)-UCEED-CEED
Indian Institute of Technology Bombay
Mumbai 400076

Phone: +91 22 2576 9093

E-Mail: jeeadv@iitb.ac.in

Website: http://ceed.iitb.ac.in

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