CEED 2023

Author : Aparna

Updated On : April 17, 2023


Summary: IIT Bombay conducts the most coveted CEED examination. This examination is conducted to give admission to candidates in the M.Des programs participating colleges offer. Get a complete overview of the CEED 2023 examination on this page.

IIT Bombay has announced the CEED 2023 notification on the official website, ceed.iitb.ac.in.

The candidates with basic eligibility could fill out the CEED application form in the announced timeframe.

CEED (Common Entrance Exam for Design) is a coveted exam conducted for admission to the M.Des and PhD courses that participating IITs and Design schools offer.

Go through this page to get a complete insight into the CEED 2023 exam, eligibility criteria, important dates etc. 

CEED Important Dates 2023

Check the important dates for this academic year. 

Events CEED 2023 Dates
Announcement of official notification for CEED 2023 important dates September 30, 2022
Release of CEED application form 2023 September 30, 2022
Last date to fill out the CEED 2023 application form without late fees October 21, 2022
October 28, 2022
November 4, 2022
November 9, 2022
Online CEED registration with a late fee of Rs 500 October 29, 2022
November 4, 2022
November 11, 2022
November 16, 2022
Issue of CEED admit card 2023 January 13, 2023
Date to edit the discrepancies in CEED 2023 admit card January 17, 2023
CEED 2023 exam date January 22, 2023, from 9:00 am to 12:00 noon
Release of draft CEED answer key for Part-A and release response for Part-A January 24, 2023
Last date for uploading comments (if any) on the Draft Answer Key for Part-A in the candidate’s portal January 26, 2023, at 5 PM
Release of CEED final answer key for Part-A January 30, 2023
Announcement of cut-off marks for Part-A February 9, 2023
Declaration of CEED Results 2023 March 7, 2023
CEED scorecards are available for download March 11, 2023
Last date for downloading Score Cards June 13, 2023

Check: Best CEED Online Coaching Classes 2023

CEED Eligibility Criteria 2023

Check the eligibility requirement listed below. 

Age Limit

There is no age limit to write or appear in the CEED 2023 examination as per the eligibility criteria. 

Educational Qualification

As per the CEED eligibility criteria 2023, the candidate should have completed a degree/diploma/postgraduate degree program from a recognized university. This can be for at least three years (after the 10+2 level). Candidates pursuing the final year course from any college can write the CEED exam only if the result is declared before the document verification round. 

Maximum Attempts

As per the CEED eligibility criteria, candidates can attempt the examination as long as they qualify for the age limit. 

Scribe Qualification

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:

  • They have to mention that they belong to the PWD category in the application form
  • The scribe shall be provided to the candidates by the authorities themselves

Check: CEED preparation books

CEED Application Form 2023

The CEED application form was available on the official website of IIT Bombay. The candidates with basic eligibility could fill the same within the timeframe. Here are some important steps that are helpful to fill the same:

  • Visit the official website of IIT Bombay
  • On the homepage, click on the CEED application form link
  • Now, complete your registration with details like name, date of birth, gender, category etc
  • Next, enter details like qualifying examination, passing year and mobile number
  • Enter the academic details, personal and correspondence address and then move forward
  • Now, pay the application fee relevant to the category and then submit the CEED application form

Documents Required with CEED Application Form 2023

Document File Size
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 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 & Nationality proof Less than 500KB

Check: CEED preparation

CEED Application Fee 2023

Category Fee (INR)
All women candidates 1,800
SC/ST/PwD candidates 1,800
All other candidates 3,600

CEED Exam Pattern 2023

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. Go through the section below to learn more about the CEED exam pattern and syllabus:


The CEED Part A will be an online based test and will be held for three sections. 

  • There will be 41 questions from these sections. 
  • For questions asked from NAT and MSQ sections, there will be 3 marks for each correct answer and the same for the MCQ section; each correct answer will award 2 marks
Section Total Questions Total Marks Duration
Numerical Answer Type (NAT) 8 24 60 minutes
Multiple Select Question (MSQ) 10 30
Multiple Choice Question (MCQ) 23 46
Total 41 100 60 minutes

Check: CEED Eligibility Criteria 2023


  • There will be five questions in CEED part B, and each question will account for 20 marks
  • You have to answer the questions in the pen and paper mode
  • There is no negative marking for the questions asked in the CEED section B
Section Total Questions Total Marks Duration
Sketching/Drawing  1 20 120 minutes
Creativity 1 20
Form sensitivity  1 20
Visual Sensitivity  1 20
Problem-Solving 1 20
Total 5 100 120 minutes

CEED Syllabus 2023

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.

Sections CEED Syllabus
Part A

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. 

Part B

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

CEED Admit Card 2023

CEED admit card has to be downloaded from the official website of IIT Bombay. The convenor releases the soft copy of the admit card for the eligible candidates. The admit card has details like the candidate’s name, roll number, date of the exam, centre of the exam, timing and important instructions related to the exam. It is an important document to be carried to the examination hall to avoid disqualification. 

CEED Result 2023

CEED results are released on the official website at least 10 to 15 days after the examination. Candidates appearing in the examination must check using their login id and password. Those who fail to qualify for the result are not eligible to appear in the counselling process. CEED result comprises details like the candidate’s name, roll number, selection status and subject-wise marks secured. 

CEED Cut-Off Marks 2023

IIT Bombay announces the CEED cut-off marks on the official website only. The candidates writing the examination must download and go through the minimum cut-off marks to get an idea of the overall exam level. These cut-off marks for the CEED 2023 exam are released by considering factors like the number of seats, difficulty level of the exam and overall competition level. Candidates whose marks are more than the prescribed cut-off marks are considered for the next round of the admission process. Generally, a score above 50-60 is considered good in the CEED examination. 

CEED Participating Colleges 2023

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:

  • IIT Bombay - Industrial Design Centre
  • IIT Delhi - Department of Design
  • IISc Bangalore - Centre for Product Design and Manufacturing
  • IIT Guwahati - Department of Design
  • IIT Hyderabad - Department of Design
  • IIITDM Jabalpur - Design Discipline
  • UPES Dehradun - School of Design Studies
  • VIT University - School of Design
  • Srishti School of Art, Design, and Technology - Bengaluru
  • MIT Institute of Design - Pune

Check: CEED Colleges

CEED Mock Test 2023

CEED 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 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 exam can be a great opportunity for those looking to take their design career to the next level.

Check: CEED Admit Card 2023

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, the CEED notification has been released on the official website of IIT Bombay.
A total of six IIT colleges are going to participate in the CEED exam
The basic educational qualification for the CEED course is having a Graduation degree in any stream with 55% marks in aggregate.
As per the CEED syllabus, there will be two parts, namely, Part A and B.
As of now, the organisations have not announced any negative marking for the CEED examination.


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