CEED 2020


    CEED 2020 Cutoff (Released), Scorecard, Result and Counselling

    Samrat Roy Samrat Roy
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    CEED 2020 or Common Entrance Exam for Design is a common entrance examination conducted by IIT Bombay for admission to Master of Design (M.Des) and PhD (Design) programs offered at various IITs. CEED 2020 was conducted on January 18, 2020. CEED 2020 result was declared on the eve of March 1, 2020.

    Latest: CEED 2020 official cutoff was released on March 23, 2020. Check here
    • CEED 2020 scorecard was released on March 4, 2020. 
    • CEED 2020 was conducted in both offline and online mode.
    • CEED 2020 Exam Pattern was divided into two parts – Part A and Part B.
    • Part A is an online test which contains multiple choice questions that will include design aptitude questions for evaluating a candidate’s Visualisation and Spatial Ability, Observation and Design Sensitivity, Environmental and Social Awareness, etc. Check hereCEED Eligibility
    • In Part B, questions are displayed on computer screen and answers are to be written on an answer sheet. Questions in Part B are aimed at testing design, drawing and writing skills.
    • Part A is qualifying in nature, while the marks in Part B will form the actual merit list. 

    Download CEED 2020 Sample Papers

    CEED 2020 Highlights

    The key points about CEED 2020 are highlighted below:

    Name of ExaminationCommon Entrance Exam for Design (CEED)
    Conducting BodyIIT Bombay
    Mode of ApplicationOnline
    Courses OfferedMaster of Design (M.Des) and Ph.D (Design) 
    Official Websiteceed.iitb.ac.in
    Mode of ExaminationOnline and Offline
    No. of Seats AvailableApprox. 200
    In case of queriesugchr@iitb.ac.in

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    CEED 2020 Exam Dates

    IIT, Bombay has announced the exam dates for CEED 2020 as tabulated below:

    CEED and UCEED 2020 Exam DateJanuary 18, 2020 
    CEED Result 2020 March 01, 2020 
    CEED Scorecard Download DateMarch 04, 2020
    CEED 2020 Official Cutoff Release DateMarch 23, 2020 (Released)
    Release of CEED Notification 2020September 20, 2019
    CEED 2020 Registration Begins  October 09, 2019
    Last day to submit CEED 2020 Application FormNovember 15, 2019 
    Online registration for CEED 2020 with late fee November 20, 2019 
    Issue of CEED 2020 Admit Card December 28, 2019

    CEED Eligibility 2020

    There are certain conditions that a candidate has to fulfil before filling the application form. CEED 2020 Eligibility Criteria lays out various academic and age limit conditions as given below. 

    Academic Qualification

    • Candidate must have passed a Graduation Level Degree / Diploma / Post Graduate Degree Programme of minimum 3 years  or 3+2 (after 10+2)
    • Candidate who is appearing in Final Examination of the above programmes by July, 2020 OR
    • Candidate must have passed GD Arts Diploma Programme (10+5 Level by July, 2020)

    CEED Age Limit

    Appearing Candidates

    • Candidates appearing the qualifying examination can also fill CEED application form.

    Number of Attempts

    • Candidates can appear CEED any number of times.

    Note: Eligibility for securing minimum marks may be different as per the institutions. Please check it on the website of the concerned institution before selection of institution.

    CEED 2020 Application Form

    • CEED 2020 Application Form was available on the official website.
    • Application Form has to be downloaded and submitted ONLINE only. There is no other option available.
    • Official website for CEED 2020 Application Form is ceediitb.ac.in

    Pre-requisites for CEED Registration 

    1. Recent Photograph: After Scanning and save it in .jpg file format
    2. Scanned copy of Signature in .jpg file format
    3. Scanned copy of Academic Records / Certificates
    4. Certificate of Category Sc / St / OBC NCL: Scan and save it in .pdf file format. Certificate for OBC NCL will be accepted if issued after April 1, 2019.
    5. Candidate whose name is not the same as the name on degree/diploma certificate should produce a gazette notification, marriage certificate or scanned page of passport showing the change of name (.pdf format)
    6. Bank Account Information / Credit Card / Debit Card

    How to Apply for CEED 2020?

    Downloading and submission of CEED 2020 Application Form is a very simple task and can be performed perfectly remembering some facts about pre-arrangement all documents required to be uploaded with the application form for CEED 2020.

    Step 1- Registration

    1. Visit the Official Website of CEED 2020 to register
    2. Enter a valid e-mail ID and mobile number.
    3. Verify the e-mail ID and save the password received on the mobile number

    Step 2- Form Filling and Uploading Documents

    1. Log in using the E-mail ID and Password received.
    2. Enter the personal, academic and communication details in CEED 2020 Application form
    3. Choose and mention 3 CEED 2020 Exam Centers.
    4. Upload the photograph, signature and required certificates.
    5. Review and click on ‘Pay fee and Submit’.

    Step 3- Fee Payment

    1. Post clicking on Pay Fee and Submit, you are redirected to Bill desk for payment process.
    2. Enter the account number in case of Internet Banking, Card number and CVV number for Debit Card and Card number and PIN for Credit Card users.
    3. Verify and click on Pay to complete the payment process.

    Prescribed Application fee for CEED 2020 is:

    Category of ApplicantFee Amount
    All Woman ApplicantINR 1300
    ST / SC / PwD ApplicantINR 1300
    All Other ApplicantINR 2600
    Late fee for all applicantsINR 500 additional with Regular Fee

    CEED 2020 Admit Card

    • Admit Card for CEED 2020 is available from December 28, 2019.
    • Eligible candidates will have to be downloaded online. Admit card will not be sent to any candidate via mail or post.
    • Details contained on the admit card are name of candidate, date of birth, roll number, photograph, signature, examination date, examination time, examination venue
    • With CEED 2020 Admit Card, a candidate must also carry one of these documents- Passport, Driving Licence, College Identity Card, Voter ID, Adhar Card or PAN Card.

    How to Download CEED 2020 Admit Card?

    ceed 2020 admit card
    1. Visit the official website: www.ceediitb.ac.in
    2. Click on ‘Download 2020 Admit Card’
    3. A login page will open
    4. Enter registered email address and password
    5. Admit Card will be displayed
    6. Save it and take print

    CEED 2020 Exam Center

    • The conducting body of CEED decides to conduct the examination in various centers across India in many cities.
    • Candidates can choose 3 cities in order of preference at the time of filling in the application form for CEED 2020.
    • A city may have more than one examination center. Once the application form is submitted, change in examination center is not possible. No request in this matter will be entertained.

    Here are CEED 2020 Exam Centers for your reference:

    CEED 2020 Exam Centers

    CEED 2020 Exam Pattern

    CEED 2020 Exam Pattern includes two parts, A & B and total duration of the examination is 3 hours. Candidates who clear Part A will be eligible to appear for Part B of the exam. The duration of Part A is 1 hour. The duration of Part B is 2 hours. Part B will start only after Part A ends. 

    • Marks obtained in Part A will be used to shortlist candidates. 
    • Part B answer books will be evaluated manually for the candidates who are shortlisted from Part A. In Part B, there will be 5 questions of total 100 marks. There will not be any optional questions. 

    CEED 2020 Part A Question Paper Structure  

    • Part A is a computer based screening test. It evaluates visualization and spatial ability, environmental and social awareness, analytical and logical reasoning, language and creativity, observation and design sensitvity. Part A contains objective type questions – numerical answer type questions (NAT), multiple select questions (MSQ) and multiple choice questions (MCQ). Candidates who are shortlisted in Part A using the method mentioned in the brochure will qualify for the evaluation of Part B. 
    SectionNumber of Questions Question Number Marks if Correct Marks if Wrong Marks if not Attempted Total Marks 
    NAT 1-8 0024
    MSQ109-18 3-0.2030
    MCQ2319-41 2-0.5046
    Total 41 1-41 100
    Part A Question Paper Structure

    CEED 2020 Part B Question Paper Structure  

    • Part B evaluates drawing, creativity, communication skills, and problem identification skills. Part B scores will be calculated by giving 25% weightage to marks obtained in Part A marks and 75% weightage to scores obtained in Part B. 
    Section Number of Questions Question Number Total Marks 
    Sketching 20
    Creativity 20 
    Form Sensitivity 20 
    Visual Sensitivity 20
    Problem Identification 520
    Total 1-5 100
    CEED Exam Pattern Part B

    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. 

    CEED 2020 Syllabus

    CEED Syllabus is different for both the parts- A & B. Candidates must prepare according to the CEED Syllabus, gaining extensive knowledge about each of the topics. Read them below:

    PART A

    Visualization and Spatial AbilityPictorial and diagrammatic questions to test the understanding of transformation and / or manipulation of 2D shapes and 3D objects and their spatial relationships.
    Observation and Design SensitivityAbility to detect concealed properties in day to day life and think critically about them. Ability to discern subtle differences in visual properties and aesthetic outcomes. 
    Environmental and Social AwarenessGeneral awareness of environmental factors such as climate, population, water, vegetation, pollution, weather, natural resources etc., and their implications on the design of products, images, infrastructure and environment. Awareness of design terminologies, social and cultural connection with design, history of the designed artefact, and socially responsible and environmentally sustainable design response. History of art, sculpture and literature. 
    Analytical and Logical ReasoningAbility to analyse given information logically and select the most appropriate soiutions. Ability to weigh opinions, arguements or solutions against appropriate criteria. Ability to use logic and structured thinking to deduce from a short passage, which of a number of statements is the most accurate response to a posed question. 
    Language and CreativityAbility to understand passages in commonly used English language. Ability to think creatively in terms of alternatives, ability to distinguish innovative options and think out of the box. 
    Design Thinking and Problem SolvingAbility to understand the context, the users and the constraints and select the most appropriate solution for a given design problem. 

    PART B

    • Drawing: Ability to draw products, people or scenes in proportion with good line quality, composition, proportion, perspective and shading.
    • Creativity:  Ability to think out of the box and come up with unique as well as diverse solutions.
    • Communication Skills: Ability to communicate concepts and ideas clearly with the help of text and visuals.
    • Analytical and Problem Solving Skills: Ability to understand the user and the context, knowledge of properties of materials and process and their appropriate use in design, originality of solutions, ability to create characters, plots and stories, etc.

    CEED 2020 Result

    • CEED 2020 Result will be declared in March 4, 2020.
    • It can be obtained from its official website: www.ceediitb.ac.in
    • CEED 2020 Answer key has been uploaded in February 4, 2020.
    • If there is any doubt, it can be sent for clarification or correction to the concerned authority.
    • After corrections, an updated Answer Key will be re-uploaded in February 2020. 
    • CEED 2020 Result will be displayed in the form of a score card. It will be valid for a year.

    How to download CEED 2020 Score Card?

    ceed 2018 result
    1. Visit the official website of CEED i.e. ceediitb.ac.in
    2. Click on ‘Check CEED Result’
    3. Login with registered Email Id and Password
    4. Download it and save for further use

    CEED 2020 Cutoff

    Part A is a qualifying exam. If a candidate secures the minimum qualifying marks in Part A, his Part B test paper will be checked. For being shortlisted in Part A minimum percentage of marks required are mentioned below:

    CategoryMinimum % Marks for being Shortlisted
    OBC NCL9%
    SC / ST / PwD5%

    Part B answer books will be evaluated manually for the candidates who are shortlisted from part A. Only part B scores will be used for preparing the list of qualified candidates (merit list) in CEED 2020. CEED 2020 Cutoff will be published on this page as soon as any participating institute announces it. Every participating institute of CEED releases its separate cutoff. CEED Cut off depends on various factors like.

    • Number of Applicants
    • Number of Seats for offered programme
    • Applicants applying for what programme
    • Minimum qualifying marks as per the institutions

    CEED 2020 FAQs

    Ques. Do I have to submit a print of my online application form?

    Ans. No. You are advised to keep the printout of filled-in application for further use.

    Ques. When will I receive my admit card?

    Ans. You can download your admit card from December 28, 2019. You can obtain it from the official website.

    Ques. How can I make my application fee payment?

    Ans. Online mode is available for making payment through your credit card/debit card and net banking.

    Ques. CEED Score is valid for how long?

    Ans. Your score will be valid for a year only.

    Ques. Who can I contact in case of queries/ questions?

    Ans. You may contact the Chairperson of IIT Bombay at ugchr@iitb.ac.in or call him on +91 22 25769093.

    Ques. How many exam centers can I choose?

    Ans. A candidate has to compulsorily choose 3 exam centers at the time of form-filling. They can choose them in their order of prefernce.

    Ques. When and how will I know the status of my application?

    Ans. The status of your application will be put up on the  CEED Application website. You have to login with the email id and password you used to enter the application form.

    Ques. What are the permissible/non-permissible items at the Test Centre?

    1. Calculators, Electronic diary, mobile phone, and any such electronic gadgets, blank papers, clip boards and log-tables are  not allowed in the examination venue.
    2. A candidate has to bring his/her own pencils of different grades (e.g. H, HB, 2B, 4B, 6B etc.), sketch pens, poster colors, and other drawing materials for the examination. No drawing sheets have to be brought.

    *The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College

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    Gandhali Shah

    CEED 2020- What is the cut off for Part A in order to be eligible for part B evaluation?

    22 Jan, 2020 00:20
    Shobhna Chaturvedi

    Hi Gandhali, students who score at least 10%, 9% and 5% of the total marks in general, OBC and ST category respectively in part A examination are considered eligible to appear in Part B.

    22 Jan, 2020 14:46

    Hi Sir/Ma’am, Greetings of the day! I am Sweta Aswal, an interior designer. I did my graduation in Life Sciences from Delhi University after that I did 2 year diploma in interior designing from Khazani Women’s Vocational Institute (2015-2017).Onwards 2018 I am working as an interior designer. Am I eligible for CEED? Please guide me.

    11 Oct, 2019 18:08
    Shobhna Chaturvedi

    Hi Sweta, yes, you are eligible to appear in this exam.

    15 Oct, 2019 18:50

    Feed 2017 results

    15 Mar, 2017 00:20

    Hi Gurgenius, to get CEED result, please find the link http://exams.collegedunia.com/ceed/results

    24 Mar, 2017 11:57
    Pooja Doshi

    where are the ceed exam forms.. how to fill

    06 Mar, 2017 12:00
    Anmol Gupta

    when will ceed 2017 forms will be out?

    06 Mar, 2017 12:00
    prakash rathod

    hello sir/madam. i'm in final year of b.tech in mechanical department and i would like to write ceed 2017 examination. it is mentioned in brochure that b.tech with 3 years are not eligible for ceed 2017. am i eligible to write the ceed 2017 exam as iam in 4th year?

    06 Mar, 2017 12:00
    Bhawna Vedwal

    Hello Prakash,To be eligible for CEED the Candidates must have passed a degree / diploma / post graduate degree programme of 4 years or 3 2 years (after 10 2 level), or must be appearing for the final examination of such a program by July 2018

    07 May, 2018 11:28

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