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IIT Bombay has announced the dates and the details for Common Entrance Exam for Design (CEED) 2018. The examination for admission in M.Des and Ph.D will be held on January 20, 2018. CEED 2018 will have Part A and Part B, of which Part A will consist of objective type questions. Part A of the exam will be held from 10:00 am to 11:00 am, whereas, Part B will be conducted from 11:00 am to 01:00 pm. The application form for CEED will release on October 09 and the last date to submit it is November 10, 2017. However, it should be noted that the candidates will be allowed to apply with late fee as well. Check more dates and details on eligibility criteria, application process, exam process, cutoff, etc of CEED 2018.

CEED 2018

The purposes to conduct CEED 2018 is to grant admission to qualified candidates in IITs and IISc in M.Des and Ph.D in Design courses. The examination will be held in 20 cities of India. CEED is actually a qualifying examination on the merit of which admission is granted in the following:

  • M.Des admission – IISc Bangalore, IIT Bombay, IIT Delhi, IIT Guwahati, IIT Hyderabad, IIITDM Jabalpur, and IIT Kanpur.
  • Ph.D Design admission – IISc Bangalore, IIT Bombay, IIT Guwahati, IIT Hyderabad, and IIT Kanpur.

CEED 2018 Important Dates

The CEED 2018 official website is ceed.iitb.ac.in/2018. Candidates can use the table below to keep track of all the CEED 2018 Exam Date and more. All the important dates for the upcoming exam are as below.

Events Important Dates
Application form will be available in October 09, 2017
Last date to submit the application form November 10, 2017
Last date to submit the admit card, with late fee November 17, 2017
Downloading of admit card will begin from December 25, 2017
Last date to rectify the errors in the admit card January 05, 2018
CEED 2018 will be held on January 20, 2018
Provisional answer key for Part A will release on January 27, 2018
The answer key can be challenged until January 31, 2018
Final answer key will be provided on February 08, 2017
Announcement of result March 05, 2018
Downloading of scorecard will begin from March 05, 2018

CEED 2018 Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility criteria of the exam are to be fulfilled by all the candidates. The conditions of CEED Eligibility for the exam are as below:

Education Qualification – The main focus is on the education background. Only the candidates with following educational qualification can apply for CEED 2018.

  • The candidates must have qualified 4 years or 3+2 Degree/Diploma/PostGraduate course, from a recognized institute. The candidate in final year may also apply, provided they will be appearing for the final examination in the month of July 2018.
  • The candidates possessing GD Arts degree (10+5) are also eligibility but their course must have been finished until July 2017.

Age Limit – No age bar.

CEED 2018 Application Form

The application form of CEED will only be released online. To submit the application form, the candidates will first have to register by submitting few personal details. After the registration, the candidates will be able to access the application form and submit details in it. Following this, the window to upload documents will be displayed. The candidates may use the link above to understand how to submit CEED 2018 application form.

Once the form is filled and the documents are uploaded, the candidates will have to remit the application fee. The amount of fee can be submitted online, by using Net Banking or Debit/Credit Card.

The last year’s application fee for CEED 2018 is as mentioned below:

Category Fee Amount
SC/ST category Rs. 1100
Female Category Rs. 1100
Rest of the Categories Rs. 2200

Note: The late fee is Rs. 500.

CEED 2018 Exam Centres

Last year, CEED was held in 19 cities but this year it will be held in 20 cities. Bhopal is the new addition to the list. However, Kanpur, Indore, and Kozhikode have been replaced with Thrissur, Lucknow, and Vishakhapatnam.

Candidates will have to submit three choices for the exam center, in the application form. It should also be noted that the request to change the exam center will not be entertained, esp when the candidates demand another center in the allocated city.

The list of CEED exam centers is as mentioned below:   

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

CEED 2018 Exam Pattern

CEED question paper will be divided into two parts, A and B. Candidates will have to attempt both the sections, for which 3 hours will be given. The details about both the Parts of the exam are as given below:

Duration – Candidates will get 1 hour to attempt Part A and to attempt Part B, the candidates will have to 2 hours.

Language – Both the sections will be presented in the English language.

Mode of the Exam – Part A will be a computer based examination. The questions for Part B will appear on the screen but the candidates will have to answer on a sheet of paper.

Question Type – The Part A of the examination contains Objective Type questions, whereas, the questions in Part B will be designed to test candidates writing, drawing, and designing techniques/skills.

Marking Scheme – The marking scheme of the examination, last year, was as below. Whether it will remain the same this year or not, will announce through the information brochure.

Part Section (Part A)
Question Type (Part B)
Number of Questions Marks Per Section Total Marks
A I 10 NAT 2 20
II 10 MSQ 2 20
III 30 MCQ 2 60
B Question from different streams 50 100
Sketching 20
Creative use of an Object 20
Storytelling 10

Note: There is negative marking of 0.6 marks in NAT questions.

CEED 2018 Syllabus

The CEED syllabus is as mentioned below. It is provided for Part A, as well as Part B of the examination.

CEED 2018 Syllabus for 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

CEED 2018 Syllabus for Part B:

  • Drawing
  • Creativity
  • Communication Skills
  • Analytical and Problem Solving Skills

CEED 2018 Cutoff

IIT Bombay only discloses the cutoff for the Part A of the examination. Part B is a subjective paper, hence, there can be no certain cutoff for it.

The candidates may check the cutoff for CEED 2018 from the table below:

Category CEED Cutoff for Part A
Open 10%
SC/ST/PwD 5%

CEED 2018 Answer Key

The answer key of CEED will only be released for the Part A of the examination. Such is because only this section contains the question with fixed answers. The answer key will be provided by unofficial, as well as the official conducting body. The candidates will be able to use it to check the questions and calculate the marks in the examination.

CEED 2018 Result

The result of CEED will be announced on the official website only. The candidates will be able to download it by submitting the E-mail Id and Password. The score and the merit secured by the candidates will be revealed through it. The merit list will only be prepared on the basis of candidate’s score in Part B.

CEED 2018 Preparation Tips

One very good tip given by the conducting body is that CEED is an aptitude test. Hence, there is no particular book from which the candidates can prepare for the examination. However, candidates are advised to practice and make better their drawing, rendering and visualization skills. Apart from these, the candidates may also follow the below mentioned preparation tips:

Previous Year CEED Exam Question Paper – There is no better source to understand the examination rather than the sample paper. The candidates may practice these from the links below:

CEED 2017 Question Paper CEED 2013 Question Paper
CEED 2016 Question Paper for Chennai | CEED 2016 Question Paper CEED 2012 Question Paper
CEED 2015 Question Paper CEED 2011 Question Paper
CEED 2014 Question Paper CEED 2010 Question Paper

Brush Up Skills – The more the candidates will practice, the better their drawing and other skills will get. Hence, it is advised that candidates practice as much as they can.

Follow a Timetable –  The candidates are advised to follow a certain timetable for preparation. Making a timetable does not mean that the candidate needs to dedicate each and every minute of their day to exam preparation. Instead, it will help candidates in keep the preparation regular.

Best Books: A good book is a guide. Hence, it is vital to prepare by from a good book. Some of the best books for CEED 2018 Preparation are as mentioned below.

CEED 2018 Books for Preparation are mentioned in the table below:

CEED 2018 Books Buy Now
Change by Design by Tim Brown Buy Online
Seeds For CEED by Bhushan Patil Buy Online
CEED and NID 2017 Study Material- COMBO COURSE By by Architecture Aptitude
(Author), ICR Education services (Editor), Architects and Designers
Buy Online
NID PG (DAT) + CEED (all disciplines) – Study Material Kit by SILICA (Author) Buy Online
Comprehensive English for NID, NIFT, UCEED, CEED, NATA, B.Arch
& Other Design Entrance Exams by 
Buy Online

CEED 2018 Participating Institutes and Programs

The following institutes will grant admission on the basis of CEED 2018. The candidates will get admission in the following courses.

Participating Institute Offered Courses
IISc Bangalore M.Des in Product Design and Engineering*
Ph.D. in Design
IIT Bombay M.Des in Industrial Design, Communication Design, Animation, Interaction Design, Mobility and Vehicle Design,
Ph.D. in Design
IIT Delhi M.Des in Industrial Design
IIT Guwahati M.Des in Design
IIT Hyderabad M.Des in Virtual Design
Ph.D. in Design
IIITDM Jabalpur M.Des in Product Design and Visual Design*
IIT Kanpur M.Des in Design*
Ph.D. in Design*

Note: For the courses with (*), GATE qualified candidates may also apply.

Contact Details for CEED 2018:

  • Address: Chairman
    JEE (Advanced)-UCEED-CEED 2018
    Indian Institute of Technology Bombay
    Mumbai 400076
  • Phone Number: +91 22 2576 4063 / 9093 / 9094 (Mon to Fri 09:30 – 17:30 hrs)
  • E-Mail ID: [email protected]
  • Website: http://www.ceed.iitb.ac.in

To download the information brochure of CEED 2018 – Click Here

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