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CEED 2020 Exam Pattern 2020 (Revised), Check New CEED Exam Pattern

Updated On - September 27th 2019 by AANCHAL THAKUR

CEED 2020 Exam Pattern has been set by IIT Bombay and the exam is scheduled to be held on January 18, 2020. 

  • CEED exam pattern has changed for admission 2020. The number of questions asked in CEED exam as well as the marking scheme has changed in CEED exam. 
  • The exam will be held in two parts: Parts A and Part B. Both the parts are conducted on the same day and aspirants need to appear for both the exams on the given date and time. 
  • The duration of the exam will be of three hours out of which Part A and Part B will be of one hour and two hours respectively. 
  • The test will be conducted only in the medium of English.
  • Candidates who will be able to qualify Part A are eligible to sit for Part B.
  • The question is both of MCQ and normal compulsory questions.

CEED 2020 Exam Pattern Highlights Table

Like every year CEED 2020 exam will be conducted in two sections: Part A and Part B. Both the parts will be conducted on the same day. The aspirants who will successfully complete Part A will be the only eligible ones to appear for the Part B exam. The medium of language of CEED 2020 question paper will be only in English. The table is the summed up content of all the important points related to CEED 2020 examination:

Exam Pattern Highlights
Exam ModePart A- Computer Based Test; Part B- Offline
Number of Papers2
Number of Sections2
Question Paper TypePart A- NAT, MSQ, MCQ; Part B- Drawing Based Questions
Exam DurationPaper A (1 Hour); Paper B (2 Hour)
Exam LanguageEnglish

CEED 2020 Exam Pattern in Detail

 The question pattern will be totally different for both the papers. Part A will be concerned with the assessing the general awareness ability of aspirants whereas, Part B is all about the designing.

Part A

Part A comprise of a total of 100 marks and 3 sections. Part A will be Computer Based Test of time duration of 1 hour.

  • Part A contains objective type questions (multiple choice questions, multiple select questions and numerical answer questions).
  • Answers to Part A have to be given on the computer.
  • These will be design aptitude type questions that evaluate visual and spatial ability, environment and social awareness, analytical and logical reasoning, language, observation and design sensitivity of candidates. 
  • Marks obtained in Part A will be used to shortlist candidates. 
Section No. of Questions (New CEED Exam Pattern) No. of Questions (Old CEED Exam Pattern) 
NAT (Numerical Answer Qestions) 810
MSQ (Multiple Select Questions) 10 10 
MCQ (Multiple Choice Questions) 2325 
Total Number of Questions 41 45

Part B

  • Part B consists of questions that are aimed at testing design, drawing, and writing skills.
  • In Part B, there will be 5 questions of total 100 marks. There will not be any optional questions.
  • The questions in Part B will be displaed on the computer screen and the answers are to be written in the answer book provided by the invigilator (NOT into the computer).
  • However, you need to tick appropriate box on the computer screen to indicate that you have answered the same.
  • Part B answers will be collected at the end of the examination. 
  • Part B answer books will be evaluated manually for the candidates who are shortlisted from Part A. 
Section No. of Questions 
Sketching 
Creativity 
Form Sensitivity 
Visual Sensitivity 
Problem Identification 
Total Number of Questions 

Final CEED score will be calculated by giving 25% weightage to marks obtained in Part A and 75% weightage to scores obtained in Part B after the above calculation. 

CEED 2020 Marking Scheme

The marking scheme of CEED 2020 will be unlike for both the parts:

CEED 2020 PART A MARKING SCHEME

Sections Number of Questions Question Number Marks for Each Correct Answer (New Pattern) Marks for Each Correct Answer ( Old Pattern) Marks for Each Wrong Answer (New Pattern) Marks for Each Wrong Answer (Old Pattern) 
NAT 1-8
MSQ 10 9-182-0.2 0
MCQ2319-41 -0.5 -0.6 
Total Marks41 100

CEED 2020 PART B MARKING SCHEME

Section Total Marks (New Pattern) Total Marks (Old Pattern)
Discipline Specific Question 40
Creativity 20 20 
Sketching 20 20 
Visual Sensitivity 20 20 
Form Sensitivity 20 
Problem Identification 20 
Total Marks 100

CEED 2020 Syllabus

CEED exam does not have such prescribed syllabus by the exam authority. As per the exam questions from the previous year’s papers it has been observed that Part A contains the following topics:

  • Visualization and Spatial Ability: Pictorial or diagrammatic questions to assess the understanding of transformation or manipulation of 2D and 3D objects and their spatial relationships.
  • Environmental and social awareness: General awareness of environmental factors such as climate, population, water, vegetation, pollutions, 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 designated artifact, socially responsible and environmentally sustainable design. History of art, sculpture and literature.
  • Analytical and logical reasoning: Ability to describe given information logically and select the most accurate solutions. Ability to weigh opinions, arguments or solutions against appropriate criteria. Ability to use logic and cultured. Ability to use logic and structured thinking to deduce from a short passage with a number of statements is the most absolute response to a posed question.
  • Language and creativity: Ability to understand passages in commonly used English Languages. Ability to think creatively in terms of alternatives, ability to distinguish innovative options and think out of the box.
  • Design thinking and problem solving: Ability to understand the context, the users and the constraints and choose the most accurate solution for a given design problem.
  • Observation and design sensitivity: Ability to detect concealed properties in day to day life and think critically about them.

Part B will cover the syllabus on the basis of the following topics:

  • 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 idea clearly with the help of text and visuals.
  • Problem Identification 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, stories, etc.

CEED 2020 Reference Books

CEED 2020 will be an exam which is totally skill based. Here are the lists of some of the popular books available both online and at shops for CEED 2020 exam preparation.

  • There is no specific syllabus for CEED and hence there are no prescribed books.
  • Applicants can refer to previous year’s question papers on the official website of CEED 2020.
  • Candidates need to brush up their skills on design, drawing, sketching, painting and rendering.
  • Problem solving is also important for CEED 2020 as some unexpected questions may appear. 
Name of the BooksName of the author/publisher
CEED (M.Des) Study MaterialsAFAINDIA
Seeds for CEEDBhushan Patil
Design Drawing Francis DK Ching
Rendering in Pen and Ink Robert Gill 
Perspective Drawing Handbook Joseph D’Amelio 
Art perception David Cycleback 
Cracking CEEDAshok Goel, Arjum Kamal
CEED (M.Des) Test Series TRENDZ ACADEMY 
CEED + NID AFAINDIA 
Seed for CEED Patil Bhushan 
CEED 2020 Exam Preparation – Advance Course Study Material ICR Education 

Candidates are also advised to refer to the previous year’s question papers for references. Check CEED Practice Papers 

CEED 2020 Important Instructions

The instructions given below must be strictly followed by candidates to undergo smooth examination procedure:

  • Aspirants should reach the centre at least two hours prior to the exam. 
  • Candidates have to record their biometric before going inside the exam centre. 
  • No students will be allowed without CEED 2020 admit card and photo identity proof.
  • Test takers should bring thier own pencils, sketch pens, crayons, poster colours and materials. 
  • They should check the notice board at CEED 2020 exam centre to know the seating arrangement. 
  • No electronic gadgets such as mobile phones and calculators are allowed inside the exam hall. 
  • Both the questions of part A and Part B will appear on the computer screen. Candidates have to answer the questions for Part A on computer. Answers for Part B, on the other hand, are to be given in the answer book. 
  • Blank paper sheets will be given for rough work for Part A, which is mandatory for candidates to provide the rough sheets to the invigilator after the exam. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Ques. What are the participating institutes for CEED 2020? 

Ans. The following are the participating institutes of CEED 2020: 

  • IIT Kanpur: Design Programme
  • IITDM Jabalpur: Design Discipline
  • IIT Guwahati: Department of Design
  • IIT Bombay: Industrial Design Center
  • IIT Hyderabad: Department of Design
  • IIT Delhi: Instrument Design and Development Centre
  • IISc Bangalore: Center for Product Design and Manufacturing

Apart from CEED 2020 participating institutes mentioned above, the result will also be shared with the given below institutes. These will allocate some seats in M.Des programmes. 

  • Anant National University 
  • World University of Design (WUD) 
  • Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology 
  • University of Petroleum and Energy Studies (UPES) 
  • DJ Academy of Design , Coimbatore 
  • UPES, Dehradun 
  • CIT Kokrajhar 
  • Lovely Professional University (LPU) 
  • Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT) University 

Ques. What are the main topics covered in CEED 2020 Syllabus? 

Ans. The syllabus of CEED 2020 contains design relevant topics that will prepare candidates with a futute in design. Candidates can check below some of the topics of the CEED syllabus 2020: 

Part A CEED Syllabus

  • Language and Creativity 
  • Environmental and Social Awareness 
  • Design Thinking and Problem Solving
  • Visualization and Spatial Ability 
  • Analytical and Logical Reasoning
  • Observation and Design Sensitivity 

Part B CEED Syllabus

  • Analytical and Problem Solving Skills 
  • Communication Skills 
  • Creativity 
  • Drawing 

Ques.  Should I prepare for CEED 2020 with previous year papers? 

Ans. Candidates who wish to appear in CEED 2020 should solve the sample papers that are based on the questions asked from previous years. IIT Bombay releases the CEED sample papers so that the candidates can get an insight into what kinds of questions are asked in the exam and prepare well. Those can be accessed on the official website.

Ques. What is the weightage of Part A and Part B in CEED 2020? 

Ans. Weightage of marks:

 25% weightage to the marks obtained in Part A 

75% weightage to marks secured in Part B 

Ques. How many cities can I select for my exam centres preference? 

Ans. While choosing the CEED 2020 exam centres, candidates can select at least 3 cities according to their prefereance. If adequate number of candidates are not available for the exam at a particular test centre, then in such a case, candidates will be alloted the next exam centre. 

IIT Bombay reserves the right to either add or remove CEED exam centres 2020. While filling the CEED application form, candidates can choose from the following cities: 

Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Bhopal, Bhubaneswar, Chandigarh, Chennai, Dehradun, Delhi, Ernakulam, Guwahati, Hyderbad, Jaipur, Kolkata, Kozhikode, Lucknow, Mumbai, Nagpur, Panaji, Patna, Pune, Raipur, Thiruvananthapuram, Thrissur and Vishakhapatnam.

Ques. When will the CEED 2020 draft answer key release for Part A? 

Ans. CEED 2020 draft answer key will be released on January 21, 2020. Check CEED Exam Dates 

Ques. When will the CEED 2020 final answer key release for Part A? 

Ans.  CEED 2020 final answer key will be released on February 4, 2020. Check CEED Exam Dates

*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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