IIT Bombay is conducting CEED 2019 (Common Entrance Exam for Design) on January 19, 2019. The aspirants who wish to apply for the entrance exam can do it so by online mode only at ceed.iitb.ac.in. Applicants will be able to download admit card from January 1, 2019. CEED is a joint entrance examination held for admission into Master of Design (M.Des.) offered at IISc Bangalore, IIT Bombay, IIT Delhi, IIT Guwahati, IIT Hyderabad, IIT Kanpur, and IIITDM Jabalpur. The score of CEED is also used for admission in Ph.D. at IISc Bangalore, IIT Bombay, IIT Guwahati, IIT Hyderabad, and IIT Kanpur. Candidates can further scroll down our page to find in detail the list of courses offered by the respective IIT’s and in-depth information regarding CEED 2019.

Latest: Last date to register online for CEED 2019 with regular fee has been extended by 5 days, till Wednesday, November 14, 2018. The last date for online registration with late fee is November 16, 2018.

CEED 2019

Candidates are to note that the selection process for CEED 2019 will be based on qualifying the CEED 2019 entrance exam along with clearing the test/interview as to be conducted for the qualified candidates by the respective Institutions namely- IISc Bangalore, IIT Bombay, IIT Delhi, IIT Guwahati, IIT Hyderabad, IIITDM Jabalpur, and IIT Kanpur.

CEED 2019 Important Dates

The candidates can check the complete schedule for CEED 2019 from the table below.

CEED 2019 Dates
CEED 2019 online registration starts from 09 Oct 2018
Last date to submit the CEED Application Form 09 Nov 2018 14 Nov 2018
Last date to submit CEED 2019 Application Form with Rs. 500 late fee 16 Nov 2018
Admit Card available for download 01 Jan 2019
Last date for correction of discrepancies in admit card 05 Jan 2019
Date of CEED 2019 examination 19 Jan 2019 (10:00 AM to 01:00 PM)
The release of draft Answer Key for Part A 25 Jan 2019
Last date of sending comments for draft Answer Key for Part A 31 Jan 2019
Final release of Answer Key for Part A 04 Feb 2019
Declaration of CEED 2019 result 04 Mar 2019
Score Card available for download 04 Mar 2019

CEED 2019 List of Institutions and Programmes Offered

Here, for the convenience of candidates, we have listed in detail the programmes that will be offered through CEED 2019 at the following IITs and IISc Bangalore for M.Des. and P.hD. Candidates are to foremost note that Master of Design (M.Des.) will be offered for admission at IISc Bangalore, IIT Bombay, IIT Delhi, IIT Guwahati, IIT Hyderabad, IIITDM Jabalpur, and IIT Kanpur. Whereas the Ph.D. programmes in Design will be offered at IISc Bangalore, IIT Bombay, IIT Guwahati, IIT Kanpur, and IIT Hyderabad.

Name of Institution Programmes Offered
IISc Bangalore: Centre for Product Design and Manufacturing
  • M.Des. in Product Design and Engineering
  • Ph.D. in Design
IIT Bombay: Industrial Design Centre
  • M.Des. in Industrial Design, Communication Design, Animation, Interaction Design, Mobility and Vehicle Design
  • Ph.D. in Design
IIT Delhi: Instrument Design and Development Centre
  • M.Des. in Industrial Design
IIT Guwahati: Department of Design
  • M.Des. in Design
  • Ph.D. in Design
IIT Hyderabad: Department of Design
  • M.Des. in Visual Design
  • Ph.D. in Design
IIT Kanpur: Design Programme
  • M.Des. in Design
  • Ph.D. in Design
IIITDM Jabalpur: Design Discipline
  • M.Des. in Product Design, Visual Design

GATE Score

As per the information brochure for CEED 2019, for these programmes at IISc Bangalore, IIITDM Jabalpur and IIT Kanpur, GATE qualified candidates are also eligible.

CEED 2019 Participating Institutes

As adopted last year, the scorecard for CEED 2019 will be shared for granting admission in the above-notified courses by a few participating Institutes. Other than the above-mentioned Institutes, the following IITs will allow some seats in their M.Des. programmes for admission through CEED 2019. The admission will be open for the academic session 2019-20 The institutes doing so will be:

  • Anant National University (ANU)
  • Lovely Professional University (LPU)
  • Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology
  • University of Petroleum and Energy Studies (UPES)
  • Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT) University
  • World University of Design (WUD)

CEED 2019 Eligibility Criteria

The first step in CEED 2019 admission process will be to meet the eligibility criteria as laid by the organizing body. Candidates willing to apply for CEED 2019 must understand that cross-checking the eligibility criteria as specified is mandatory. Doing so will help them submit their CEED 2019 online registration form without any rejection on the basis of not meeting any said eligibility criteria. The eligibility criteria for CEED 2019 will be as follows:

  • Education Qualification:
    • A degree / diploma / post graduate degree programme cleared and passed by the candidate in the format of 4 years or 3+2 years (after 10+2 level). Candidates appearing for the above said can also apply provided they finish their respective study by July 2019. OR
    • Should have passed the GD Arts diploma programme (10+5 level) by July 2018.
  • Age Limit: There is no age limit to appear for CEED 2019. Also, candidates can appear for CEED any number of times.

CEED 2019 Application Form

Once the candidates have checked whether they meet the eligibility criteria in order to register for CEED 2019, the second step in the CEED 2019 admission process is to register for the same. Candidates are hereby informed that registration and submission of registration form for CEED 2019 has to be been done only in the online mode from the official website.

  • Candidates applying will foremost have to register.
  • For registering online, a valid email id a per candidate is to be given. Candidates will have to verify this email id in order to generate their login credentials.
  • Candidates will have the provision to register first directly through their Gmail account.
  • Post registering online for CEED 2019, candidates will be directed to the registration form filling page. Here they will be required to fill in the relevant information like Personal Details, the course for which they will be applying for and so on.

Application Fee

To finally submit the CEED 2019 Application Form, the aspirants need to pay a requisite amount of the application fee as given below.

Category Application Fee
Women candidates Rs. 1,300
SC / ST / PwD Rs. 1,300
Other candidates Rs. 2,600

Mode of Payment: Online payment via Debit Card / Credit Card / Net Banking

Note: A late fee of Rs. 500 is applicable to all candidates for registrations submitted after the regular closing date till November 16, 2018, 23:45 hours.

CEED 2019 Admit Card

The admit card for CEED 2019 will be issued on the official website to all those candidates who submit their Registration Form for CEED 2019 without any error in the stipulated time period. The same is expected to be done 15 days prior to the date of CEED 2019  examination. Issued admit cards will carry respective photograph and signature as submitted by the candidate during the filling of the registration form. Candidates are instructed to download CEED 2019 admit card and bring a colored printout copy of it on the day of examination.

Note: Candidates who will be issued CEED 2019 admit card if find any discrepancy in the same will have the provision to send in their admit card for rectification. As per last year’s rectification date, the window for the same will be given sometime during the 1st week of January 2019.

CEED 2019 Exam Pattern

In order to attain a good rank, it is crucial for the willing candidates appearing for CEED 2019 to have a clear idea regarding the examination pattern. Below we have laid out in detail the key features of CEED 2019, as per last year’s implied pattern.

  • Total Duration of Examination: 3 hours
  • Total No. of Parts: Part A and Part B
  • Duration of Part A: 1 hour
  • Duration of Part B: 2 hours
  • Mode of Exam: Computer Based Test
  • Mode of Part A: Computer-Based Questions with answers to be marked on the screen itself.
  • Mode of Part B: Computer-Based Questions with Answers to be marked on the then to be given Answer Book.
  • No. of Question in Part B: 8
  • Type of Questions
    • Part A: Multiple Choice Questions, Multiple Select Questions, and Numerical Answer Questions.
    • Part B: This section will have questions based on testing the design of candidates, drawing, and writing skills.
  • Weightage of Marks: 25% weightage to marks obtained in Part A and 75% weightage to marks obtained in Part B.

Candidates are to understand that they will be shortlisted for evaluation of Part B on the basis of Part A. The minimum percentage of marks required in CEED 2019 Part A for shortlisting will be as such for respective categories:

  • Open: 10%
  • OBC-NCL: 9%
  • SC / ST / PwD: 5%

CEED 2019 Test Centre

The test centres for CEED 2019 as assumed on the basis of last year’s information will be:

CEED 2019 Test Cities
Ahmedabad Delhi
Bengaluru Guwahati
Bhopal Hyderabad
Bhubaneswar Jaipur
 Chandigarh Kolkata
Chennai Lucknow
Thiruvananthapuram Mumbai
Vishakhapatnam Nagpur
Raipur Trissur
Pune Patna
Dehradun Ernakulam
Panaji Kozhikode

CEED 2019 Syllabus

CEED 2019 will be broadly classified into two parts A & B. Students are requested to go through each of the parts for the better preparation. CEED 2019 will be an aptitude test and therefore no specific textbook or guide is suggested for the candidates to refer for the preparation. Nevertheless, candidates may practice their drawing, rendering and visualization skills.

  • Part A of CEED 2019 will cover the areas of 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 of CEED 2019 will cover the areas of Drawing, Creativity, Communication skills, Analytical and problem-solving skills.

The detailed syllabus, as based on last year has been mentioned for the better understanding of candidates as given:

CEED 2019 Useful Preparation Tips

The preparation of CEED 2019 will mainly depend on the individual’s ability to understand the designing, creativity and the knowledge about the subject. As there is no official textbook prescribed for the preparation, there sure is a lot that can be done by the candidates in order to obtain a good CEED 2019 scorecard. It is crucial for the candidates to note that CEED 2019 will tend to ask questions about general awareness and the questions which will require critical thinking and problem-solving techniques. Keeping all of these in mind, it is advised for candidates to start their preparation for CEED 2019 with extreme diligence by managing time and focusing more specifically on their weak areas.

Here are a few quick points suggested for the CEED 2019 aspirants to keep in mind while preparing for the examination.

  • Explore & give your creativity wings- Candidates are advised not to limit within the circles but let the ideas flow by getting in touch with the maximum number of things one can get which relates to the subject. This will enhance creative ability to solve design-based problem. Candidates are advised to take some time for training when it comes to improving their abilities to sketch or assimilate some design knowledge.
  • Think outside the box- It does not require a textbook approach but the test celebrates the original thinking. So copying ideas will not work rather a potential candidate should enhance the horizons of thinking. Try to think of different ways you could use the answer sheet to present your answers.
  • Sketch and Perceive- Watch and learn as much as you can from the online and offline drawing tutorials. Sketch as much as you can. By the time you write the exam, you should be able to draw everyday objects like fruits, vegetables, cars, table and all forms of life skills from your mind as far as possible in 3D perspective. Practice speed sketching cause there are lot of questions and you have less time to think and execute. Read Comic strips daily, sometimes questions are asked to represent a storyline, say, how will you plant a sapling. This will need your sketching skills as well as story-telling ability.  Illusions and Perception.
  • Observation and visualization skills- What you see is what you draw but it is what you “see” in your mind that bends your creativity toward its pinnacle. Develop this kind of visualization. Try to get the best picture of what you want to sketch in your mind, think about it and then sketch. Solve puzzles to improve observation like tangram puzzles. Working with Geometric Objects including solving geometric object type of questions which improves imagination as well as visualization skills.
  • Polish General Awareness- Since it is an examination for designing so the students shall expect general awareness questions from every walk like the famous architectures around the world, famous bridges, famous buildings etc. Read books related to drawing instruments, holding positions, quality of lines and shading techniques, which covers most of the rendering topics including perspective projections.

Tips for the Part B of CEED 2019 Exam

Candidates are advised to sketch their answers as much as possible rather plainly writing the answer into words. Doing so will help the candidate understand his/her creativity and the proficiency of the sketching skills as to be applied during CEED 2019. Coloring will definitely add a value to the answers. It is advised further to go through the previous question papers and try to answer as many of the questions as possible. Candidates preparing for CEED 2019 may also join a Design and Sketching course so as to improve their designing skills.

CEED 2019 Important Books

Candidates may find several books in the market for the preparation of CEED 2019. A few of the books are listed below which contain the exhaustive preparation material for the students preparing for CEED 2019

Name of the book Author Buy it Here
10 Days Preparation Course Study Material
for CEED 2018 Exam + Sample Papers
 Ashish and ICS Education Click here 
CEED 2018 Question Bank Solved Sample papers  Ashish and ICS Education Click Here
NID-NIFT-UCEED-CEED Workbook  Ar. Revati Shantanu
Parkhi and Rhythm Singh Kachhawa
Click Here
CEED Entrance Afaindia Click Here

CEED 2019 Answer Key

The answer keys for CEED 2019 will be provided for the candidates who have appeared in the examination, so that they may check and match their given answers with the correct answers mentioned in the answer keys. This helps the students in knowing and understanding the mistakes they made in their response sheet. And would allow them to check whether they would be able to successfully qualify in the Tests or not. CEED 2019 will release their official answer key of CEED 2019 tentatively in the fourth week of January 2019.  Within the same duration, candidates will be asked to send their comments on the Answer Key in case of discrepancies. The final Answer Key will be released in the first week of February 2019.

CEED 2019 Result

Results for CEED 2019 will only be declared online once the examination gets successfully analyzed by the governing authority. The issuance of date for the result will be in the first week of March 2019 if we are to consider last year’s result declaration date. The result will be announced in the scorecard produced for each individual performances. Hence, candidates shall check their email, SMS and official website regularly for any updates regarding the scorecard. Candidates can check their results by filling up their unique ID and password generated at the time of the filling up the form.

CEED 2019 Cut Off

The question paper will be divided into two parts. Part A and Part B. The cut-off for Part A marks for shortlisting candidates in the Open category will be X + ½ Σ, where X is the average marks obtained by all candidates in Part A, and Σ is the standard deviation. The cut-offs for shortlisting candidates of OBC-NCL category candidates will be 90% of the Open category. The cut-offs for shortlisting candidates of SC, ST, and PWD categories will be 50% of the Open category. Part B answer books will be evaluated manually for the candidates who are shortlisted from Part A.

Official Website: www.ceed.iitb.ac.in

For more information on CEED 2019, candidates can download CEED 2019 Information Brochure.

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