CEED Application form 2021: Registration, dates, Eligibility.

CEED 2021 application form

CEED Application form 2021: Registration, dates, Eligibility.

All details that you need to know about the CEED 2021 application process, syllabus, examination structure, exam dates and schedule.

What is CEED exam?

All over India, CEED examination is conducted by IIT (Indian Institute of Technology), Bombay, for the below mentioned programes and colleges.

ProgrammeName of College
M. Des ( Master of Design )IISc Bangalore, IIT Bombay, IIT Delhi, IIT Guwahati, IIT Hyderabad,IIT Kanpur and IIITDM Jabalpur
Ph.D programmes in DesignIISc Bangalore, IIT Bombay, IIT Guwahati, IIT Hyderabad, and IIT Kanpur

CEED 2021 Exam Overivew

The CEED 2021 examination is conducted in various cities in India. An applicant has to give three preferences concerning the exam centers.

These examniation cities are:

  • A CEED Score is valid for one year from the date of declaration of results.
  • A CEED Score does NOT guarantee admission.
  • Admitting institutes also verify eligibility, category, and other documents.
  • CEED Exam is conducted on Computer as well as paper.
  • There is NO RE-EVALUATION in CEED. Any request of re-evaluation is not entertained.
  • CEED examination consists of two parts viz. Part-A and Part-B. Part-B answer books are evaluated for only those candidates, who are shortlisted from Part-A.

CEED registration form must be submitted ONLINE ONLY through the official website, https://ceedapp.iitb.ac.in.

Registration fee:

  • ₹1600 for all womencandidates

  • ₹1600 for (SC/ ST/ PwD) candidates

  • ₹3200 for all other candidates

Note that this registration fee is non-refundableand non-transferable

Eligibility Criteria for CEED Exam

The appliants must satisfy below given eligibility requirements before applying for CEED exam.

No Age limitMust have completed a degree/diploma/post graduate programme of minium 03 years (after 10 + 2 level )
 Or or must be appearing for the final examination of such a program by July 2021
 Or must have passed the GD Arts diploma programme (10+5 level) by July 2021

Eligibility requirements for admission to various institutes may differ from the above given details.

Download CEED 2021 Information Brochure for contact details on various institutes that accept the CEED Score.

CEED Exam pattern and Syllabus

The CEED examination consists of two parts.

  • Part-A is given 25 % weightage
  • Part-B is given 75 % weightage

Read the part wise details below.

CEED Examination Part - A

Part-A of the CEED examination consists of three types of objective type questions.

  1. Numerical type
  2. MCQ ( Multiple Choice Questions)
  3. Multiple Select Questions

Answers to Part-A are given on a computer.

Part-A exam evaluates applicants on the following six aspects.

  1. Visual and Spatial Ability - Pictorial and diagrammatic questions.
  2. Environmental and Social awareness - General Awareness. Awareness of design terminologies. History of art, sculpture, and literature.
  3. Analytical and logical reasoning - Ability to weigh opinions, arguments or solutions from short passages.
  4. Language and creativity - Ability to understand passages in English.
  5. Design thinking and problem solving - Human centric design principles and phases of design thinking process.
  6. Observation and Design sensitivity - Ability to detect concealed properties in daily life and think creatively about them. Ability to discern subtle differences between visual properties and aesthetic outcomes.

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CEED exam Part-A Cutoff

The cut-offs(δ)for Part-A marks to shortlist candidates in the Open category will be

μ + ( σ / 2 ) = δ

where μ and σ are the average marks and standard deviation of distribution of marks obtained by ALL the candidates in Part-A of CEED 2021.

The μ and σ will be rounded off after the first decimal place.

Candidates belonging to the reserved categories shall have to fulfil a relaxed cut-off mark, which will be

  • 0.9δ for OBC-NCL
  • 0.5δ for SC/ST, and
  • 0.5δfor PwD.

CEED Examniation Part - B

Part-B of the CEED examination is subjective type exam and consists of five questions of total 100 marks.

There are no optional questions and this test evaluates following skills of the candidates.

  1. Design Skills
  2. Drawing Skills
  3. Writing Skills

Part-B questions are displayed on the Computer Screen. The Answers to these questions are to be written in the answer book provided by the invigilator and NOT into the Computer.

However, applicants have to tick appropriate box on the computer screen to indicate that they have attempted the same.

CEED exam Part-B Cutoff

There is no model solution for Part-B of the CEED exam.

How to apply for CEED 2021

  1. Go to the Official Website and register with a valid email id.

  2. Once registration is sucessful, arrange all the required documents such

    a. Qualifying documents and marksheets

    b. Photograph

    c. Signature scan copy

    d. Application Fee

    e. Category proof if any

  3. Review the application once filled. Note that you can save the application as draft.

  4. Do the registration fee payment.

For more details Download the CEED 2021 information brochure

Important Dates for CEED 2021

Here are the important dates to keep in mind, concerning CEED 2021 exam.

Online Registration Start Date9th Sep 2020
Online Registration End Date17th October 2020
Download Admit Card1st January 2021
Last Date to rectify descripencies7th January 2021 ( 5 P.M.)
Online Regisration End Date with late fee (Rs. 500)24th October 2020
Date of Examination17th January 2021 (Sunday), 0900 to 1200 hrs
Release of Draft answer Key ( Part A)21st January 2021
Last date for sending comments about draft answer key for Part-A24th January 2021(5:00 PM)
Release of final answer key for Part-A31st January 2021
Declaration of Final result8th March 2021
Download Score cards8th March 2021


We have provided details on registration and exam dates for CEED 2021. In addition, we have also given details on CEED cutoff and highlighted eligibility requiremets with the steps required for CEED application 2021.

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