Updated On : November 8, 2023
Summary: IIT Bombay conducts the most coveted CEED examination. This exam is conducted to give admission to candidates in the M.Des programs that the participating colleges have to offer. Get a complete overview of the CEED 2024 examination on this page.
CEED (Common Entrance Exam for Design) is a coveted exam conducted for admission to the M.Des and PhD courses in participating IITs and other Design schools. IIT Bombay has announced the CEED 2024 notification on the official website, ceed.iitb.ac.in.
Candidates fulfilling the basic eligibility requirements can fill out the CEED 2024 application form in the announced timeframe discussed in this article.
Go through the entire page to get a complete insight into the CEED 2024 exam, eligibility criteria, important dates and much more!
What is CEED exam?
The CEED exam, or Common Entrance Examination for Design, is a national-level entrance exam in India. It is conducted by the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) primarily aimed at assessing the candidates' aptitude for design involving visual perception ability, drawing skills, logical reasoning, creativity, and communication skills. CEED 2024 exam official notification can be found on its official website.
CEED Full Form: Common Entrance Exam for Design
Check the important CEED Exam dates for this academic year by referring to the table below:
|CEED Entrance Exam - Events||CEED dates 2024|
|Release of CEED application form 2024||October 03, 2023, 01:00 pm|
|Last date to fill out the CEED 2024 application form without late fees||
November 13, 2023
|Online CEED registration with a late fee||November 14 to November 20, 2023|
|Issue of CEED Admit Card 2024||January 05, 2024, 01:00 pm|
|Date to edit the discrepancies in the CEED 2024 admit card||January 11, 2024, 5:00 pm|
|CEED 2024 exam date||January 21, 2024 (Sunday) from 9:00 am to 12:00 noon|
|Release of draft CEED answer key for Part A and release response for Part A||January 23, 2024|
|Last date for uploading comments (if any) on the Draft Answer Key for Part A in the candidate’s portal||January 25, 2024, 5:00 pm|
|Release of CEED final answer key for Part A||January 31, 2024|
|Announcement of cut-off marks for Part A||February 08, 2024|
|Declaration of CEED Results 2024||March 06, 2024|
|CEED scorecards are available for download||March 11, 2024|
|Last date for downloading Score Cards||June 12, 2024|
Check the eligibility requirements listed below. Note that the eligibility criteria for admission to various institutes may differ from those for appearing for CEED.
Before applying for CEED, candidates must check whether they meet the required eligibility criteria for admission to various institutes.
There is no age limit to appear for CEED. Also, a candidate can appear for CEED any number of times.
Candidates must have completed a degree/diploma/postgraduate degree programme of a minimum of THREE years (after 10+2 level) or must be appearing for the final examination of such a program by July 2024, or must have passed the GD Arts diploma programme (10+5 level) by July 2024.
Check: CEED Question Paper
As per the CEED eligibility criteria, candidates can attempt the examination as long as they qualify for the age limit.
The orthopedically or visually impaired candidates will be allowed to have a scribe facility to appear in part A of the CEED examination. The candidates will be required to follow the following rules to get a scribe:
Check: CEED preparation books
The CEED 2024 application form is available on the official website of IIT Bombay. The candidates with basic eligibility can fill the same within the timeframe mentioned in the table above.
Here are some important steps that are helpful to the application:
Check: CEED Sample Paper
|Photograph||Size: 3.5X4.5 cm Minimum Size: 5KB Maximum Size: 100 KB|
|Signature||Size: 3.5X4.5 cm Minimum Size: 2 KB Maximum Size: 50 KB|
|Copy of degree/diploma||Minimum Size: 2 KB Maximum Size: 50 KB|
|Certificate from the Principal of the College/Head of Department||Minimum Size: 2 KB Maximum Size: 50 KB|
|Category Certificate||Less than 500KB|
|PwD certificate||Less than 500KB|
|Age and nationality proof||Less than 500KB|
Check: CEED preparation
CEED registration form must be submitted ONLINE ONLY through the official website, http://www.ceed.iitb.ac.in.
Note that this registration fee is non-refundable and non-transferable. The registration fee has to be paid through the payment option provided on the website while submitting the registration form.
The online registration portal gives detailed instructions related to the payment of registration fees. Credit card, debit card and net banking options are available. The registration fee shown above does NOT include service and other charges and the processing fees that the banks may levy.
The normal registration fee shown above is applicable till the regular closing date of registration. A late fee of ₹500 applies to ALL candidates for registrations submitted after the regular closing date.
Admit Card will be available for downloading from the official CEED website (www.ceed.iitb.ac.in) from January 05, 2024 till the date of the examination.
Please take a clear printout of the Admit Card before coming to the examination centre. In case of any discrepancies in the Admit Card, please write to firstname.lastname@example.org latest by January 11, 2024, 5:00 p.m.
Check: CEED Admit Card 2024
As per the official notification, the CEED exam will be held in two parts, A and B. Candidates preparing to appear for this year’s exam have to qualify for both parts by preparing topics mentioned in the CEED syllabus.
CEED 2024 will be conducted on Sunday, January 21, 2024, from 9:00 am - 12:00 noon. This examination will consist of two parts, Part A and Part B. Candidates must attempt questions from both parts.
Part A will be conducted from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m., followed by Part B from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon.
Go through the section below to learn more about the CEED 2024 exam pattern and syllabus:
Part-A (Total marks: 150; Maximum time: 1 hour)
Section 1: NAT (Numerical Answer Type): 8 questions (4 marks each; no negative marks). For these questions, the answer is a number that needs to be entered using a virtual keyboard on the computer screen. No choices will be shown for these questions.
Section 2: MSQ (Multiple Select Question): 10 questions. Each MSQ may have one or more than one correct choice(s) out of the four given.
Section 3: MCQ (Multiple Choice Question): 26 questions (3 marks each for the correct answer; 0.5 negative marks for incorrect answers). Each MCQ will have four choices, out of which only one is the correct answer.
(Total marks: 100; Maximum time: 2 hours)
Part B consists of five questions to test design, drawing and writing skills. The questions in Part B will be displayed on the computer screen, and the answers should be written in the answer book provided by the invigilator (NOT into the Computer).
However, you need to tick the appropriate box on the computer screen to indicate that you have answered the same. In the case of PwD candidates availing the use of a scribe, assistance in attempting Part B is not permitted, as the question is aimed at evaluating their drawing skills.
Check: CEED Preparation books
IIT Bombay has announced the CEED revised syllabus PDF for the candidates. Those looking to appear and prepare for the examination should use the CEED syllabus PDF. Candidates who prepare for the topics mentioned in the syllabus are found to be cracking the examination easily.
Visualization and spatial reasoning: Ability to visualise and transform 2D shapes and 3D objects and their spatial relationships.
Practical and scientific knowledge: Know-how of scientific principles and everyday objects.
Observation and design sensitivity: The capacity to detect concealed properties in daily life and think critically about them. Attention to detail, classification, analysis, inference and prediction.
Environment and society: General awareness of environmental, social and cultural connections with design.
Analytical and logical reasoning: Ability to analyze qualitative and quantitative information.
Language: Proficiency in reading and comprehending Standard English.
Creativity: Grasp of verbal and non-verbal analogies, metaphors, signs and symbols.
Art and Design knowledge: Awareness about art/ artefact/ product, artists/designers, art/design history and trends.
Design methods and practices: Knowledge of media, materials, production processes, and ergonomics.
Drawing: Ability to draw products, people or scenes in proportion with good line quality, composition, proportion, perspective and shading.
Creativity: Capacity to think out-of-the-box and develop unique and diverse solutions.
Communication: Skills to communicate concepts and ideas clearly with the help of text and visuals.
Problem identification: Capability to understand the user and the context, knowledge of properties of materials and their appropriate use in design.
Check: CEED Syllabus 2024
Exam date and time: 21 January 2024, 9.00 am – 12.00 noon.
Reporting time: Candidates should report at the examination centre at 7:00 a.m. on Sunday, January 21, 2024, along with a printout of the Admit Card. This is required to record the biometric information (thumb impression and photograph) before appearing for the examination.
Identity proof: Candidates should bring a valid photo identity proof (original) and the Admit Card to the examination centre. Candidates will not be admitted to the examination centre without proper identity proof (college-issued identity card, passport, driving license, PAN card, Voter ID, Aadhar card or printed e-Aadhar card).
Stationery: Candidates must bring their own drawing materials like pens, pencils, sketch pens and colours for the examination. Candidates should NOT bring drawing sheets to the examination hall.
Electronic gadgets such as mobile phones, calculators, smart or digital watches and the like are NOT allowed in the examination hall. The use of any electronic gadget will disqualify the candidature.
Check: CEED Fee Structure
CEED is one of the leading entrance exams for admission into the M.Des and PhD in Design.
Candidates who clear the examination become eligible for admission to any participating colleges. In the section below, we have named the top CEED participating colleges:
Check: CEED Colleges
CEED 2024 mock tests should be attempted regularly to get an insight into the overall preparation level.
Attempting mock tests is an important aspect of preparing for the examination. With this, the candidates can easily practice and develop their skills. It also helps one to gain enough insight regarding the format of the test and the difficulty level of the questions asked.
Candidates can easily highlight their strong and weak points and then work accordingly.
The Common Entrance Examination for Design (CEED) is a highly competitive exam requiring knowledge, skill, and creativity. It is the first step to gaining admission into the various design institutes in India. The CEED 2024 exam is an essential part of the process for those pursuing a career in design. With its wide range of topics, the CEED exam allows aspirants to demonstrate their creativity and technical proficiency. With the right preparation and approach, the CEED 2024 exam can be a great opportunity for those looking to take their design career to the next level.
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