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Common Entrance Examination for Design 2020 or CEED 2020 is the entrance examination for admission to M.Des. and Ph.D.. CEED 2020 is conducted by IIT Bombay.

CEED for the year 2020 has been announced by IIT Bombay and will be held on 18/01/2020. The application forms will be available from 09/10/2019 till 20/11/2019. The exam is in online mode. The duration of the exam will be 180 minutes. It is being conducted in English language. Admit card will be available from 27/12/2019. Result is expected to be announced on 04/03/2020.

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CEED 2020 Conducting Body

IIT Bombay

CEED 2020 Eligibility Criteria

  • Candidates must have completed a degree / diploma / post graduate degree programme of minimum 3 years (after 10+2 level), or must be appearing for the final examination of such a program by July 2020, or must have passed the GD Arts diploma programme (10+5 level) by July 2020.
  • Eligibility criteria for admission to various institutes may differ from the eligibility criteria for appearing for CEED. Before applying for CEED, candidates are advised to check whether they meet the required eligibility criteria for admission to various institutes.
  • There is no age limit to appear for CEED. Besides, a candidate can appear for CEED any number of times. 

CEED 2020 Exam Centers

Online Dates

Date Centers
18/01/2020 Bombuflat, Visakhapatnam, Guwahati, Patna, Chandigarh, Raipur, Delhi, Panaji, Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Ernakulam, Kozhikode, Thiruvananthapuram, Thrissur, Bhopal, Mumbai, Nagpur, Pune, Bhubaneswar, Jaipur, Chennai, Hyderabad, Lucknow, Kolkata

CEED 2020 Important Dates

EventsStart DateLast Date
Application Form09/10/2019 15/11/2019
Application Form With Late Fee- 20/11/2019
Admit Card Release Date27/12/2019 18/01/2020
CEED 2020 Exam Date Online Dates
  • 18/01/2020
  • Answer Key For Challenge Display21/01/2020-
    Declaration of result01/03/2020-
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    CEED 2020 Prospectus

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    More Information

    The last date for online registration with regular fee has been extended by 2 days, till Friday, 15 November 2019. The last date for online registration with Rs. 500/- late fee is Saturday, 16 November 2019.

    • Examination Cities
      • Candidates should compulsorily choose 3 cities in the order of preference at the time of online registration. Once the registration form is submitted, request for a change of city will NOT be entertained under any circumstances.
      • If a sufficient number of candidates is not available in a city, then it may be dropped from the final list and candidates will be allotted to a city of their second or third choice. The UCEED-CEED office reserves the right to add a new city or remove an existing one and allot a city that may not be among any of the choices of a candidate.
      • A city may have more than one examination centre. In such cases, a request for change of a centre within the same city will NOT be permitted under any circumstances.

    CEED 2020 Application Form

    Application Form Fee

    Registration fee:

    • 1,300 for all women candidates
    • 1,300 for (SC / ST / PwD) candidates
    • 2,600 for all other candidates

    Note that this fee is non-refundable and non-transferable. The registration fee has to be paid through the payment option provided on the website while submitting the registration form. Detailed instructions related to the payment of registration fee are given on the online registration portal. Credit card, debit card and net-banking options are available. The registration fee shown above DOES NOT INCLUDE service and other charges and the processing fees that the banks may levy.

    A late fee of 500 is applicable to ALL candidates for registrations submitted after the regular closing date

    Application Form Filling Instructions

    In order to complete the registration procedure, you need to upload the following items:

    • File containing your recent colour photograph (.jpg file) as per the dimensions mentioned on the registration portal.
    • Scanned copy of your signature (.jpg file)
    • Scanned copy of your degree / diploma certificate (.pdf file) if the course is completed. If you do not have the final degree certificate, please upload the copy of the final year mark list or the provisional certificate. If the course is not completed, a certificate from the Principal of the college / Head of the department (Appendix 1) (.pdf file).
    • Candidates who are applying in the EWS/ SC / ST / OBC-NCL category have to produce valid category certificates (.pdf file) issued by appropriate authorities. Format of the OBC-NCL certificate is given in the Appendix 2. OBC-NCL certificates issued ONLY from April 1, 2020 onwards are accepted. Format of the SC/ ST certificates is given in the Appendix 3. Format of the EWS certificate is given in Appendix 4.
    • Candidates who are applying in person with physical disability (PwD) category should produce a valid medical certificate (.pdf file) issued by the appropriate authority (see Appendixes 5 to 8). Dyslexic candidates are required to additionally obtain a certificate from the Principal / Head of the College / Institution as per Appendix 9 (.pdf file).
    • PwD candidate requiring compensatory time during the exam need to upload a request letter as per Appendix 10 (.pdf file).
    • Candidates whose name is not same as the name on the degree / diploma certificate should produce a gazette notification, a marriage certificate or scanned pages of the passport showing the change of name (.pdf file).

    Please remember that the documents 1-7 above are to be uploaded as electronic files during the online registration. Paper copies of these documents or any other documents will not be entertained and hence should NOT be sent to the JEE (Advanced)-UCEED-CEED office. The Admit Card and the Score Card of CEED will include the photograph and signature submitted by the candidate. Submission of poor quality photograph and / or signature may lead to the rejection of CEED registration.

    More Information

    • CEED Merit List (Rank) will be prepared as per the category provided by the candidate in the CEED registration form. Hence, it is the responsibility of the candidate to furnish the correct category certificate in the online registration form.
    • It will entirely be the responsibility of the candidate to provide the correct information regarding the qualifying exam and category and upload the correct documents in the required formats in the registration form. Registration forms incomplete in any respect will be summarily rejected and the registration will be considered invalid. The admitting institutes have the right to cancel, at any stage, the admission of a candidate in accordance with the rules and regulations in force, if it is found that any information provided by the candidate is incorrect or the registration is incomplete

    CEED 2020 Syllabus

    CEED 2020 will be in two parts.

    • Part A will have questions related to these topics:
      • Visualization and spatial ability: Pictorial and diagrammatic questions to test the understanding of transformation and / or manipulation of 2D shapes and 3D objects and their spatial relationships.
      • 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 design terminologies, 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 analyse given information logically and select the most appropriate solutions. Ability to weigh opinions, arguments or solutions against appropriate criteria. 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.
      • Language and creativity: Ability to understand passages in commonly used English language. 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 understand the context, the users and the constraints and select the most appropriate solution for a given design problem.
      • Observation and design sensitivity: Ability to detect concealed properties in day to day life and think critically about them. Ability to discern subtle differences in visual properties and aesthetic outcomes.
    • Part B of CEED 2020 will have questions related to these topics:
      • 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.
      • Problem identification skills: Ability to understand 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 2020 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.

    Sample Paper Link: View/Download


    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
    • Problem identification skills

    Syllabus Link: View/Download

    CEED 2020 Admit Card

    Admit Card Download Start Date27/12/2019
    Admit Card Download End Date18/01/2020    08:00 am

    Admit Card Download Url

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    CEED 2020 Exam Day Instructions

    Online Dates

    • 18/01/2020

    Examination Day Instructions

    Reporting time: Candidates should report at the examination centre at 8:00 hours onSaturday, January 18, 2020 along with a colour printout of the admit card. This is required to record the biometric information (thumb impression and photograph) before appearing for the examination. Examination Time: 10.00 - 13.00 hrs.

    Identity proof: The candidate should bring a valid photo identity proof (original) along with the admit card to the examination centre. Candidates will not be admitted to the examination centre without a proper identity proof (college issued identity card, passport, driving license, PAN card, Voter ID, Aadhaar card or printed e-Aadhar card)

    Stationery: Candidates must bring their own pencils, sketch pens, poster colours and other drawing materials for the examination. Candidates should not bring drawing sheets to the examination hall. 

    Electronic gadgets such as mobile phones, calculators, smart or digital watches etc. are NOT allowed in the examination hall. Use of any electronic gadget will disqualify the candidate.

    The seating arrangement will be displayed on the notice board of the examination centre. 

    More Information

    Admit cards will be available for downloading from the CEED website from January 1, 2020 till January 18, 2020. Please take a clear printout (in colour) of the admit card before coming to the examination centre. 

    To get all details about CEED 2020Download Brochure

    CEED 2020 Results

    Result Declaration01/03/2020

    More Information

    • The CEED 2020 scorecard is valid for a period of one year from the date of declaration of the result. The CEED 2020 scorecard cannot be treated as a proof of date of birth, category or disability status.
    • Note: The authority to declare the result is vested solely with JEE (Advanced)-UCEED-CEED office, IIT Bombay. If any claim or dispute regarding CEED 2020 arises, the Courts and Tribunals in Mumbai alone shall have the exclusive jurisdiction to entertain and settle such dispute or claim.
    • Note: Information provided in the registration form by the CEED candidates will be shared with the participating, result sharing institutes and may also be used for analysis. 

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