The CEED examination will be conducted in two parts. All candidates must answer both the parts. Part A is a computer-based screening test. It evaluates visualization and spatial ability, environmental and social awareness, analytical and logical reasoning, language and cretivity, observation and design sensitivity. Candidates who are shortlisted in Part A using the method mentioned in the brochure will qualify for the evaluation of Part B. Part B evaluates drawing, ceativity, communication skills and analytical and problem solving skills. Part B scores will be calculated using the method mentioned in the brochure. The final CEED score will be calculated by giving 25% weightage to marks obtained in Part A marks and 75% weightage to scores obtained in Part B.
The purposes to conduct CEED 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.
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 from the table below:
|Category||CEED Cutoff for Part A|
CEED 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 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.
The CEED syllabus is as mentioned below. It is provided for Part A, as well as Part B of the examination.
CEED 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 Syllabus for Part B:
- Communication Skills
- Analytical and Problem Solving Skills
CEED 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 Preparation are as mentioned below.
CEED Books for Preparation are mentioned in the table below:
|CEED 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 Participating Institutes and Programs
The following institutes will grant admission on the basis of CEED. 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:
- 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Official Website: www.ceed.iitb.ac.in
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