CEED 2021


26 NOV 2020

new animation red and purpleShiv Nadar University, Greater Noida (Delhi-NCR), joins CEED 2021 as one of the Result Sharing Institutes. Shiv Nadar University will admit students through CEED score to its M.Des. programmes for 2021-2022. For Eligibility Criteria and more details please visit their website.

16 NOV 2020

Final Extension For Online Registration with late fee has been extended till 17 November 2020
The last date for online registration with late fee has been extended by 2 days, till Tuesday, 17 November 2020
NOTE: This is a Final Extension for online registration with late fee, Applicants instructed to complete their registration before the above given deadline. No further request for extension will be entertained.


Important Dates

Online Registration with regular fee

September 9 – October 10, 2020
September 9 – November 10, 2020

Online Registration with late fee

October 11 – 17, 2020
November 11 – 17, 2020

Admit card available for download

January 1, 2021 Onwards

Date of Examination

January 17, 2021, Sunday

9:00 am to 12:00 pm

Release of draft answer key for Part A

January 21, 2021

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

January 24, 2021 (5:00 pm)

Release of final answer key for Part A

January 31, 2021

Declaration of result

March 8, 2021


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 Information 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 Information 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.

Registration Form

CEED 2021 Registration Form must be submitted through the online application website.

Please read the information given in the Information 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.

Information Brochure

Please download and read the CEED 2021 Information Brochure, which contains important information, including:

  • ▪ About CEED 2021
  • ▪ 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


Candidates who completed a degree/ diploma programme of minimum 3 years (after 10+2 level), or appearing for the final examination of such a program by July 2021.

Result Declaration

CEED result will be displayed on this website on March 8, 2021.

The CEED 2021 score card can be downloaded from March 8, 2021 from this website. It is valid for a period of one year from the date of declaration of the result. For more details, refer the Information Brochure. The CEED 2021 score card cannot be treated as a proof of date of birth, category or disability status.

Examination Cities

CEED 2021 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 2021 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.

Note that the eligibility criteria for admission to various institutes may differ from the eligibility criteria for appearing for CEED. Before applying for CEED, candidates are advised to check whether they meet the required eligibility criteria for admission to various institutes.

Some of the result sharing institutes will allot seats in their MDes 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 2021 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:

Indian Institute of Technology Bombay
Mumbai 400076

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