CEED 2020


14 Jan 2020

new animation red and purpleSample/Practice Link Released
1. The link to open the practice link is given below. It will open the test software on your Browser and is provided only to give a feel for the examination, i.e., how to answer a question, how to go to the next question, how to keep the answer under review etc.
2. The login details are already filled in, so just click on the "Sign In" button to start the test. Do not try to login with your CEED 2020 registration id and password for this test.
3. The Sample/Practice exam is designed and optimised to run on a computer Browser. It may not work on tablet or other mobile devices.
4. In order to see the part B for the Sample/Practice exam, the candidate must wait for 30 minutes.
5. The candidates can view the practice link by clicking here.

27 Dec 2019

Admit Card Download
Candidates can download their admit cards from 27 December 2019, 10AM onwards by logging in here.


Important Dates

Online Registration with regular fee

October 9 – November 9, 2019
October 9 – November 13, 2019
October 9 – November 15, 2019

Online Registration with late fee

November 16, 2019
November 20, 2019

Admit card available for download

January 1, 2020
December 27, 2019 Onwards

Date of Examination

January 18, 2020, Saturday

10:00 to 13:00 Hours

Release of draft answer key for Part A

January 21, 2020

Last date of sending comments
about draft answer key for Part A

January 27, 2020

Release of final answer key for Part A

February 4, 2020

Declaration of result

March 4, 2020


Examination Details

The CEED examination will be conducted in two parts — Part A and Part B. All candidates must answer both the parts.

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 sensitivity. 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.

Part B evaluates drawing, creativity, communication skills, and problem identification skills. Part B scores will be calculated using the method mentioned in the brochure.

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.

A summary of the question paper structure is given below.

Application Form

CEED 2020 Application Form must be submitted through the online application website.

Please read the information given in the brochure before filling out the form. If you face any problem while filling the form, you can report it by clicking the "Report Problem" button on the right side of the form.


Please download and read the CEED 2020 brochure, which contains important information, including:

  • ▪ About CEED 2020
  • ▪ Important Dates
  • ▪ Examination Cities
  • ▪ Programmes
  • ▪ Eligibility
  • ▪ Registration process and fee
  • ▪ Admit card
  • ▪ Syllabus
  • ▪ Requirements on the day of the examination
  • ▪ Result Declaration
  • ▪ Important Certificates and Forms

Registration Form

CEED Registration Form must be submitted through the online registration website. Please read the information given in the brochure before filling out the form.

Result Declaration

CEED result will be displayed on this website on March 4, 2020.

The CEED 2020 score card can be downloaded from March 4, 2020 from this website. It is valid for a period of one year from the date of declaration of the result. The CEED 2020 score card cannot be treated as a proof of date of birth, category or disability status.

Examination Cities

CEED 2020 will be held in the following cities :

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


Part A

Section Number of Questions Question Number Marks if Correct Marks if Wrong Marks if not Attempted Total Marks
NAT 8 1 — 8 3 0 0 24
MSQ 10 9 — 18 3 − 0.2 0 30
MCQ 23 19 — 41 2 − 0.5 0 46
Total 41 1 — 41 100

Part B

Section Number of Questions Question Number Total Marks
Sketching 1 1 20
Creativity 1 2 20
Form Sensitivity 1 3 20
Visual Sensitivity 1 4 20
Problem Identification 1 5 20
Total 5 1 — 5 100


Programme Details

CEED qualified students are eligible to apply for the MDes and PhD programmes in various institutes. The CEED 2020 score is valid for a period of one year from the date of declaration of the result.

Please note that a CEED score does NOT guarantee admission. A candidate must apply to respective institutes for admission and fulfil other requirements such as tests and interviews of the respective design departments. Admitting Institutes will also verify the eligibility, the category certificates and other documents along with the CEED score.

Please note that from this year onwards, candidates who have obtained a degree or diploma of min 3 years programme (after 10+2), can appear for CEED examination.

Some of the result sharing institutes will allot seats in their M.Des. programmes for admission through CEED, with the eligibility criteria of degree or diploma of 3 year programmes as well.

The announcement for admission to the postgraduate programmes in design will be notified by the individual institutes separately. The criteria for post graduate admission and award of scholarship / assistance are different in different institutes. The CEED office, IIT Bombay is not in a position to provide information in this regard.

For details or any specific queries on admission and programme of the individual Institutes, the candidate should contact the concerned head / convenor / coordinator of respective departments.

Institutes involved

CEED 2020 Participating Institutes:

Information on the programmes may also be obtained from websites of the respective institutes as listed here. Revisit these pages from time to time for updates.

Candidates are also encouraged to visit the respective institutes and meet the students and faculty of Design programmes to discuss the eligibility requirements and programme details.



CEED enquiries may be addressed to:

JEE (Advanced)-UCEED-CEED 2020
Indian Institute of Technology Bombay
Mumbai 400076

+91 22 2576 4063 / 9093 / 9094
(Monday to Friday, 09:30 – 17:30 hrs)