CEED 2018 is a qualifying entrance examination for admission to M.Des and PhD programmes in Design. Common Entrance Exam for Design (CEED) 2018 was held on January 20, 2018, by IIT Bombay. The IIT Bombay has published the CEED Answer Key for Part A online at its official website. Along with the answer key, the question paper has also been published. The exam conducting body allows the candidate to submit the objection(s) if there is any in the answer key via email. The candidate need not require paying any amount to submit the objection. On the basis of the objections raised, a final answer key is published and CEED 2018 Result will be declared. The candidates will be able to check their result on March 05, 2018. Check more details regarding CEED 2018 in the article below.
The purposes to conduct CEED 2018 is to grant admission to qualified candidates in IITs and IISc in M.Des and PhD in Design courses. The examination has been held in 20 cities of India. CEED is actually a qualifying examination on the merit of which admission is granted in the following course and college:
- M.Des admission – IISc Bangalore, IIT Bombay, IIT Delhi, IIT Guwahati, IIT Hyderabad, IIITDM Jabalpur, and IIT Kanpur.
- PhD Design admission – IISc Bangalore, IIT Bombay, IIT Guwahati, IIT Hyderabad, and IIT Kanpur.
All the important dates for CEED Exam 2018 can be checked from the table below:
|Application form available from||09 Oct 2017|
|Last date to submit the application form|
|Last date to submit the application form, with late fee||17 Nov 2017|
|Application status can be checked from||09 Dec 2017|
|Downloading of admit card begin from|
|The last date to rectify the errors on the admit card||05 Jan 2018|
|CEED 2018 will be held on||20 Jan 2018|
|Provisional answer key for Part A will release on|
|The answer key can be challenged until||31 Jan 2018|
|Final answer key will be provided on|
|Announcement of result||05 Mar 2018|
|Downloading of scorecard will begin from||05 Mar 2018|
CEED 2018 Answer Key
The Final answer key of CEED is now available for the Part A of the examination. The answer key for CEED 2018 is available in pdf format at the official website of the exam. It consists of the correct answers to the questions asked in the entrance examination. With the help of CEED 2018 Answer Key, the candidates can cross check their answers and calculate their probable score. Also, you can estimate your chances of qualifying the entrance examination. The candidates can also send objection is there is any in the answer key via email to [email protected] before the deadline.
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|
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 Eligibility Criteria
The eligibility criteria for 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
- Application process over!…
The application form of CEED had only released online. To submit the application form, the candidates firstly had to access the link on this page. Then, submit the e-mail id and check the system generated mail sent to the same id. Next, the candidates needed to click on the link mentioned in the e-mail and then fill the required details in the application form.
Once the form is filled and the documents were to be uploaded and the candidates had to remit the application fee. The amount of fee could also be submitted online, by using Net Banking or Debit/Credit Card.
|SC/ST category||Rs. 1100|
|Female Category||Rs. 1100|
|Rest of the Categories||Rs. 2200|
Note: The late fee is Rs. 500. GTS and Bank charges will be applicable.
CEED 2018 Admit Card
The admit card of the examination is available at the login. The candidates can download it by entering the e-mail id and password. The candidates need to download it and carry it as a hard copy on the exam day. Without the admit card, the candidates will not be allowed to take the exam.
It is important to check all the details on the admit card. If there is an error in the details mentioned in it then the candidates can get it corrected by January 05, 2018. It should be noted that the admit card has to be kept properly even after the exam.
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 centre, on the application form. It should also be noted that the request to change the exam centre will not be entertained, esp when the candidates demand another centre in the allocated city.
The list of CEED exam centres is as mentioned below:
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|
|B||Question from different streams||–||50||100|
|Creative use of an Object||–||20|
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:
- Communication Skills
- Analytical and Problem Solving Skills
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 ENTRANCE by AFAINDIA||Buy Online|
|CEED and NID 2017 Study Material- COMBO COURSE By by Architecture Aptitude
(Author), ICR Education services (Editor), Architects and Designers
|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 Designologue
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*|
|PhD in Design|
|IIT Bombay||M.Des in Industrial Design, Communication Design, Animation, Interaction Design, Mobility and Vehicle Design,|
|PhD in Design|
|IIT Delhi||M.Des in Industrial Design|
|IIT Guwahati||M.Des in Design|
|IIT Hyderabad||M.Des in Virtual Design|
|PhD in Design|
|IIITDM Jabalpur||M.Des in Product Design and Visual Design*|
|IIT Kanpur||M.Des in Design*|
|PhD 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
- Phone Number: +91 22 2576 4063 / 9093 / 9094 (Mon to Fri 09:30 – 17:30 hrs)
- E-Mail ID: [email protected]
Official Website: www.ceed.iitb.ac.in
To download the information brochure of CEED 2018 – Click Here