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Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay announces Common Entrance Examination for Design (CEED) 2021

CEED 2021 - IIT Bombay has released the notification for Common Entrance Examination for Design (CEED) 2020. CEED is a qualifying Examination for Admission to Master of Design (M.Des) and PhD Programs in Design at IISc Bangalore, IIT Bombay, IIT Delhi, IIT Guwahati, IITDM Jabalpur, IIT Hyderabad and IIT Kanpur.

Interested candidates can check out more details on CEED 2021 and apply for the same on or before October 10, 2020 through online mode.


Also see : UCEED and CEED 2021 result announced

CEED 2021

  • The ‘Common Entrance Examination for Design’ (CEED, 2021) conducted by Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT, Bombay) every year to offer admission to the candidates aspiring to pursue ‘M. Des’. All the aspirants can apply for the entrance exam and admission who want to have a Master’s Degree in Designing (M. Des) from different prominent institutions like IITs, IISc.
  • The candidates are offered admission in M.Des and PhD on the basis of their performance in CEED 2021. The admission in Master of Design (M.Des.) through CEED is offered at IISc Bangalore, IIT Bombay, IIT Delhi, IIT Guwahati, IIT Hyderabad, IIT Kanpur and IIITDM Jabalpur, and to Ph.D programmes in Design at IISc Bangalore, IIT Bombay, IIT Guwahati, IIT Hyderabad, and IIT Kanpur
  • For M Des and PhD Programs CEED 2021 will be conducted on Sunday, January 17, 2021.

CEED 2021 Important Dates

  • Start Date of Online Registration - 09th September 2020  
  • Last date of Online Registration with regular fee - 10th October 2020
  • Last Date of Online Registration with Late fee of Rs. 500/- - 11th to 17th October 2020
  • Admit card available for download - 01st January, 2021
  • Last date for rectification of discrepancies in the admit card - 07th January  2021
  • Date of CEED 2021 - Examination - 17th January 2021
  • Release of draft answer key for Part A - 21st January 2021
  • Last date of sending comments about draft answer key for Part A - 24th January 2021
  • Release of final answer key for Part A - 31st January 2021
  • Declaration of result - 08th March 2021
  • Score cards available for downloading - 08th March  2021

Eligibility Criteria for CEED 2021

Educational Qualifications

  • Candidates must have completed a degree / diploma / post graduate degree programme of minimum 3 years (after 10+2 level), or must be appearing for the final examination of such a program by July 2021, or must have passed the GD Arts diploma programme (10+5 level) by July 2021.
  • 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.

Age Limit

  • There is no age limit to appear for CEED. A candidate can appear for CEED any number of times.

CEED 2021 Application Process

  • CEED registration form must be submitted Online Only through the official website,
  • Candidates should simultaneously satisfy all the three eligibility criteria [refer eligibility criteria for appearing in CEED 2021].
  • The registration fee has to be paid through the payment option provided on the website while submitting the registration form. Detailed instructions related to the payment of registration fee are given on the online registration portal.
  • The normal registration fee is applicable till the regular closing date of registration. A late fee of ₹ 500 is applicable to ALL candidates for registrations submitted after the regular closing date.

Registration Fee

  • For All women candidates - Rs. 1600/-
  • For SC, ST, PwD Candidates - Rs. 1600/-
  • For All Other Candidates - Rs. 33200/-
  • Mode of Payment - Online Through Debit card/Credit card/Net Banking.

CEED 2021 Admit Card

Also see : CEED, UCEED 2021 admit cards released

  • Admit cards will be available for downloading from the official CEED website ( from January 1, 2021 till the date of the examination. Please take a clear printout of the admit card before coming to the examination centre.
  • The admit card will bear the following details of the candidate: Name, CEED registration ID, Roll Number for CEED 2021, photograph, signature, examination schedule, examination centre details and instructions to candidates.
  • In case of any discrepancies in Admit card, please write to latest by January 7, 2021, 5:00 pm.

CEED 2021 - Exam Pattern

  • CEED 2021 will be conducted on Sunday, January 17, 2021 from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm. The examination will consist of two parts, Part-A and Part-B. Candidates must attempt questions from both the parts. Part-A will be conducted from 9:00 am to 10:00 am followed by Part-B from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm.

Mode of Exam - Online mode

Language - English


  • Part A - 1 hour
  • Part B - 2 hours

Types of Questions

  • 3 types, i.e., Numerical Answer Type, Multiple Choice Question, and Multiple Select Questions
  • Total Marks - 100 marks

CEED 2021 Syllabus

  • These will be design aptitude type questions that evaluate visual and spatial ability, environmental and social awareness, analytical and logical reasoning, language, observation and design sensitivity of the candidates
  • Syllabus shall be based on the Bachelor;s degree, Porvorim. It will consist of subjects Visualization and spatial ability, Environmental and social awareness, Analytical and logical reasoning, Analytical and logical reasoning, Language and creativity, Design thinking and problem solving, Observation and design sensitivity, Drawing, Creativity, Communication skills, Problem identification skills of Bachelor;s degree based.

CEED 2021 - Test Center

  • CEED 2021 examination will be conducted 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 Visakhapatnam.
  • Candidates should compulsorily choose 3 cities in the order of preference at the time of online registration. Once the registration form is submitted, request for a change of city will NOT be entertained.

CEED 2021 Results

  • The draft key for Part-A will be released on January 21, 2021. Candidates will be able to access and download their responses through the link provided on the official CEED 2021 website.
  • Candidates can report the discrepancies in the draft answer key to CEED office latest by 5:00 PM on January 24, 2021.
  • The responses of the candidates for Part-A of CEED 2021 will be available for download Only until the declaration of the CEED result. Downloading of Part-A responses will be DISABLED once the CEED results are declared. No further requests shall be entertained in this regard.


 For more details and to apply online, please visit the official website


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