CEED Exam Details 2018 – Syllabus Pdf, Exam Pattern, Preparation Tips, Model Papers, Cut off, etc.

About CEED Exam: Common Entrance Examination for Design (CEED) is a qualifying Examination for Admission to Master of Design (M.Des) Programmes at IISc Bangalore, IIT Bombay, IIT Delhi, IIT Guwahati, IITDM Jabalpur, IIT Hyderabad and IIT Kanpur and for the PhD Programs in some institutions. The objective of CEED is to improve skills of the students for design involving visual perception ability, drawing skills, and logical reasoning, and creativity and communication skills etc. For more details About CEED Exam please read below stated lines. Along with CEED Exam Details we provided preparation tips and tricks for you people.

CEED Exam Details

CEED Exam Details 2018

Name of the Examination Common Entrance Examination of Design
Commonly known as CEED
Conducting Authority Name IIT, Bombay
Examination Level National Level PG Exam
Type M.Des and Ph.D. Programs Entrance Exam
Official Website www.ceed.iitb.ac.in


The CEED 2018 detailed syllabus is given below for you. This CEED 2018 exam syllabus comprises of two parts.

Part – A Syllabus Part – B Syllabus
Language and Creativity Consists of Drawing Syllabus
Environmental and Social Awareness Communication Skills
Visualization and Spatial Ability Creativity
Design Thinking and Problem Solving Analytical and Problem Solving Skills
Analytical and Logical Reasoning
Observation and Design Sensitivity

Exam Pattern

  • The CEED exam will be conducted for three hours.
  • And this exam will be held in English language.
  • This entrance test paper has two parts, they are part- A and part- B.
  • Part- A exam will be held in online mode and Part-B exam will be held in offline mode.
  • Part A contains objective type questions (MCQ, MSQ and NAT) and Part B consists of design and hand drawing type questions.

Cut Off

The Cut-Off of CEED 2018 depends on some various factors, some important factors are mentioned below.

  1. The number of candidates taking CEED 2018 examination.
  2. How many candidates attend for the exam.
  3. Difficulty level of the question paper.
  4. Previous year cutoff marks.

Preparation Tips

  • It is one of the best option that the candidates go through past year question papers for CEED exam and prepare well for the exam by practicing them.
  • The candidates have to concentrate on both Part-A and Part-B syllabus.
  • Manage the time is the most important thing in preparation process. And don’t waste the time on one part syllabus only.
  • Cover all the topics of the CEED examination syllabus.

Model Papers

Practicing the model papers is an imperative part of the preparation process which ensures a higher rate of success for the candidates in the exam. Apart from the model papers, the candidates are also advised to take mock tests, which help them in polishing their question solving ability, drawing and sketching, communication, analytical and creative skills. Click on the given below link for downloading previous CEED exam model papers.

Also Check Notification

The CEED 2018 notification will be released by IIT Bombay which is the exam conduction authority for the year 2018. For M Des and PhD Programmes CEED 2018 will be conducted by IIT Bombay on 20th January 2018. Before applying for the CEED 2018, the candidates are advised to check whether they are eligible or not. The eligible candidates can check the CEED Exam Details, eligibility, application form, fee, apply process, preparation tips, etc.


  1. Candidates must have passed a degree / diploma / post graduate degree programme of 4 years or 3+2 years (after 10+2 level)
  2. The candidates who have passed the GD Arts diploma programme (10+5 level) are also eligible for the examination.

Application Form

The Application form will be available from the 3rd week of October 2017 through the official website. Application form will be provided through online mode by exam conducting authority.

How to Apply

For CEED 2018 registration process, the candidate can follow the steps which are given below.

Step 1:  Click on the given official site link www.ceed.iitb.ac.in.

Step 2: Candidate need to create a login ID and enter the details such as their email address, name, gender, date of birth, address, mobile number and password.

Step 3: Scanned documents of signature, photograph, category certificate and degree/diploma certificate are to be uploaded by the candidates while filling the Application form.

Step 4: The application fee has to be paid through the payment option provided on the website while submitting the application form.

Step 5: Lastly candidates should take a clear print of their duly filled application form.


The application fee of CEED 2018 is given in the following table.

Category Fee (Rs.)
For All women candidates 1,100/-
For Other candidates 2,200/-
For SC/ST/PWD candidates 1,100/-
For foreign nationals 2,200/-

CEED 2018 Exam Dates

CEED Exam Events Important Dates
Registration Notification October 2017
Online registration starts 9th October, 2017
Online registration Last Date 10th November, 2017
Check Status of registration  December 2017
CEED Admit Card 2018 25th December, 2017
Date of Examination (Online) 20th January, 2018

Hall Ticket

The CEED 2018 Admit Card will be provided by exam conducting authority. The candidates can download the Admit cards 25th December 2017 through official site.

How to Download

The following guidelines will be helpful for the candidates below to download their Admit card.

  • First click on the official site link www.ceed.iitb.ac.in.
  • Open the link and you will be redirected to Registered user-Login.
  • Enter your email ID and Password in the given space.
  • Click on Login button.
  • Your admit card will appear in your system.
  • After that you can take a printout of the Admit card.


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