IIT Bombay 2021


Common Entrance Exam for Design

Pen & Paper Mode, Computer Based Test

CEED Basic Information

  • Application Fee:₹ 3,200
  • Number Of Attempts:1
  • Examination Modes:Pen & Paper Mode, Computer Based Test
  • Exam Conducting Body:Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay (IITB)
  • Courses:M.DES, PhD DES
  • Streams:Design

CEED 2024: Application, Exam Date, Admit Card at ceed.iitb.ac.in.

Updated On - November 13 2023 by Abhinandan Singh

CEED 2024 admit card is released on 13 January 2024. CEED or Common Entrance Exam for Design is a national-level entrance test held for admission into M. Des & PhD course. A candidate’s aptitude for design is assessed through CEED, and eligible candidates get admission into the renowned institutions – IIT Kanpur, IIT Hyderabad, IISc Bangalore, IIT Guwahati, IITDM Jabalpur, IIT Bombay, etc. CEED score is valid for one year time period from the date of announcement of results. This article has provided complete details related to CEED 2024 application form, exam dates, eligibility, exam pattern, syllabus, etc.

Common Entrance Exam for Design (CEED) 2024 Latest Updates 

  • Registration Deadline: The regular registration window for the Undergraduate Common Entrance Exam for Design (UCEED 2024) and CEED 2024 will close today.
  • Late Registration: Candidates can still apply with a late fee of Rs 500 until November 20.
  • Registration Websites: Eligible candidates can register on the official websites: ceed.iitb.ac.in for CEED 2024 and uceed.iitb.ac.in for UCEED 2024.
  • Application Fee: General and OBC category candidates need to submit a non-refundable application fee of Rs 3,800, while SC, ST, PwD, and female candidates will submit Rs 1,900.
  • Admit Card Release: The admit cards for CEED and UCEED 2023 will be released on January 5, 2024.
  • Exam Date: Both exams are scheduled for January 21, 2024, from 9 AM to 12 PM.
  • Result Announcement: CEED 2024 result will be declared on March 6, and UCEED 2024 result will be out on March 8.
  • Acceptance of Scores: Various IITs and other institutes will accept UCEED 2024 scores for admissions to Bachelor of Design (BDes) programs. CEED 2024 scores will be accepted for admission to PG programs in several institutes.
  •   Candidates can download their admit card from the official website - www.ceed.iitb.ac.in 

CEED 2024 Exam Status

Candidates can check Common Entrance Exam for Design (CEED) 2024 status from below:
CEED Status

Application Form Extended

Common Entrance Exam for Design (CEED) 2024 Important Dates 2024

Candidates can take a look at all the important dates in the table given below:

Coomon Entrance Exam For Design Dates
Registration Start DateOctober 3, 2023
Registration Last Date (without late fee)October 31, 2023 (11:55 pm)
Registration Last Date (with late fee)November 8, 2023 (11:55 pm)
Admit Card DownloadJanuary 5, 2024 (1:00 pm)
Examination DateJanuary 21, 2024 (Sunday)
Examination Time9:00 am to 12:00 noon
Release of draft answer key for Part-AJanuary 23, 2024
Last date for uploading comments about draft answer key for Part-AJanuary 25, 2024 (5:00 pm)
Release of final answer key for Part-AJanuary 31, 2024
Declaration of resultsMarch 6, 2024
Start date for Score Card downloadingMarch 11, 2024
Last date for Score Card downloadingJune 12, 2024
Candidates can download the CEED 2024 Information Brochure Pdf here.

CEED 2024 Application Form

CEED 2024 Application Form has been started from 09 September 2024. Candidates can check all the details given below about CEED Registration:
  • The candidate who wants to appear for CEED 2024 can fill the Application Form, available on the official website (www.ceedit.ac.in). 
  • The Application forms will be available online only, so the candidate will have to Download and Submit the Application form as there are no other ways of filling it. 
  • Candidates must fill in all the required details carefully and upload the document as per the prescribed format.
  • Applications will only be accepted once the payment has been made for the Application form.
  • Candidates have to select three exam centers based on their preferences at the time of registration. 
  • If the application form is incomplete in any respect, it will be summarily rejected, and the registration will be considered invalid.

CEED 2024 Application Fee 

The application fee varies for different sections of society. Candidates can check the fee structure for various categories given below in the table. 

CEED 2024 Application form
CEED Registration Fee

All women candidates

Rs. 1600/-

SC/ST/OBC candidates

Rs. 1600/-

All other candidates

Rs. 3200/-

Mode of Payment:
  • Candidates can pay the CEED application fee through online mode only using any of the following modes:
    • Debit card
    • Credit card
    • Net Banking
  • The application fee, once remitted, will not be refunded under any circumstances.
  • The Registration fee does not include service or other charges possess by the banks.
  • For candidates who don’t pay the fee on time for them, the late fee is Rs. 500/-

CEED 2024 Eligibility Criteria

Candidates who want to apply for the Common Entrance Exam for Design must fulfill the CEED 2024 eligibility before filling the application form. For that, candidates can check the eligibility criteria that are provided below:

Age Limit
  • There is no age bar to appear for CEED.
Number of Attempts
  • There is no attempt limit. A candidate can appear for CEED any number of times.
Qualifying Examination
  • After the 10+2 level, Candidates must have passed a degree/diploma/postgraduate degree of 3 years.


  • The candidate must be appearing for the final examination of degree/diploma/postgraduate program by July 2020 


  • The candidate must have passed the GD Arts diploma program (10+5 level) by July 2020; otherwise, the candidate cannot apply.

CEED 2024 Admit Card

CEED 2024 Admit Card has been available to download on 12 January 2024. Check all the details about CEED Hall Ticket:
  • Correction in the CEED 2024 Admit Card, if any, can be done.
  • Candidates will have to download the Admit Card online by visiting the official page and clicking on the ‘Download Admit Card 2024’ button.
  • The candidate will have to enter the registered Email address and Password to download the admit card.
  • Applicants will have to take a printout of the Admit Card and keep it with them as they will not be provided with any hard copy of the Admit card by the Examination Department. 
  • The applicants must bring the printout of the Admit Card comprising their passport-size photograph on the day of examination.
  • In case of any discrepancies found in the Hall ticket, please contact the official authority at ([email protected]).

CEED 2024 Exam Pattern

There are a few changes introduced in the CEED 2024 exam pattern this year. Candidates must go through the new paper pattern of CEED to understand the format and distribution of questions in the Common Entrance Exam for Design 2024.

  • Mode of Exam: The exam will be conducted online as well as offline mode. 
  • Duration: The total duration of the exam will be about 180 minutes (3 hours). Time has to be managed by giving 01 hours to Section A and 02 hours to Section B.
  • Total Marks: The question paper will be of 200 marks.

The CEED exam consists of parts A and Part B, and the exam patterns are different for both parts. The complete structure of the CEED examination for both parts is given below:

For Part A – (Online)
CEED Paper Pattern for Part A
Number of Questions
Marks (if correct)
Marks (if Wrong)
Total Marks
Numerical Answer Questions (NAT)





Multiple Select Questions (MSQ)





Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) 








NOTE: For the Answers to Part A, the candidate will have to enter it on the computer.
For Part B – (Offline)
CEED Paper Pattern for Part B
Number of Questions
Total Marks







Form Sensitivity



Visualization Sensitivity



Problem Identification



NOTE: The invigilator will provide an answer book for Section B. The candidates will have to write the answer as in section B, questions will be displayed on the computer screen, and candidates have to draw a sketch or drawing on the book provided by the invigilator.

CEED 2024 Syllabus

Candidates can prepare for the exam according to the CEED 2024 syllabus, which comprises the topics from both parts. The topics given below must be carefully read:

PART A - will have questions related to these topics:
  1. Visualization and Spatial Ability
  2. Environmental and Social Awareness
  3. Analytical and Logical Reasoning
  4. Language and Creativity
  5. Design thinking and Problem-solving
  6. Observation and Design sensitivity
For PART B - I will have questions related to the topics mentioned below:
  1. Drawing
  2. Creativity
  3. Communication skills
  4. Problem identification skills
CEED 2024 Preparation Tips

Candidates can check the CEED 2024 preparation tips given below to prepare for the exam accordingly:

  1. Candidates should be able to manage their time wisely not to get exhausted during their study time. A proper schedule should be made and followed.
  2. Sketching, practicing, and improving designing skills, solving papers, and improving logical reasoning quality should be part of the timetable.
  3. Candidates must be fluent with the syllabus and try to solve all past year's question papers to know the pattern of questions asked. They can find the Question Papers on the official website of CEED.

CEED 2024 Exam Centres

Candidates have to choose 3 cities of their choice of preference out of the 24 examination centers of CEED 2024 at the time of registration. Once the application form is submitted, a request for a change of city will not be entertained by the IIT-B under any circumstances. The exam will be conducted in the following cities listed below: 

  1. Ahmedabad
  2. Bengaluru
  3. Bhopal
  4. Bhubaneswar
  5. Chandigarh
  6. Chennai
  7. Dehradun
  8. Delhi
  9. Ernakulam
  10. Guwahati
  11. Hyderabad
  12. Jaipur
  13. Kolkata
  14. Kozhikode
  15. Lucknow
  16. Mumbai
  17. Nagpur
  18. Panaji
  19. Patna
  20. Pune
  21. Raipur
  22. Thiruvananthapuram
  23. Thrissur
  24. Visakhapatnam

CEED 2024 Results

CEED 2024 results will be uploaded online on  March 2024 on CEED's official website. The CEED scorecard is valid for one year only from the date of declaration of result.
  • Before the declaration of results, answer sheets will also be released on the official website. Candidates can check the released answer sheet.
  • For checking the results, the Candidates will have to log in to CEED 2024 result portal using their registered email ID and password.
  • No hard copy of the CEED 2024 results will be sent to the candidate by any other mode.

CEED 2024 Counselling

After the Results declaration, CEED 2024 counselling process will begin. Candidates who qualify for the exam will be shortlisted for counselling and can check the dates of counselling on the official portal. 

  • Every candidate must take their original and photocopies of mandatory documents such as scorecard, Admit Card, passport size coloured photographs, Class 10th, and 12th mark sheet, and certificates at the time of counselling.
  • If any candidate fails to carry the required documents and certificates for counselling, they will not be considered eligible for admission. It is also important for the qualified candidates to download the call letter and bring it along with them while appearing for the Counselling.
  • Counselling for CEED will include - 
    1. Design Aptitude Test Screening
    2. Personal Interview

CEED 2024 Answer Key

CEED 2024 Question Paper and Draft Answer Key will be released in the first week of January 2024. Check further details about the CEED Response Key below:

  • The question paper and answer key for Part A can be downloaded from the official website of CEED.
  • Applicants can challenge/ comment on the answer key (if any discrepancy is found) at [email protected]. 
  • Candidates need to mention the "CEED Answer Key Comment" in the subject of the email.
  • The final answer key for Part A has been released on 25 January 2024.

CEED 2024 Cut-off

IIT Bombay released the examination cut-off as per the category, Qualification score in Part 1, and CEED score. Candidates can check the below-given table-

Part 1( Qualifying marks)
CEED (Qualifying score)
















CEED 2024 cut-off is the minimum mark that candidates need to secure to qualify for the examination for admission in M.design admission.

List of Institutes accepting CEED 2024 Scores 

Candidates can check the below-given table to know the colleges' names that will accept the CEED score.

CEED 2024 Participating Institutes
Participating Institutes
Non-Participating Institutes (but accepting CEED Score)

IISc Bangalore

World University of Design, Delhi NCR

IIT Bombay

Srishti Institute of Art, Design, and Technology, Bengaluru

IIT Delhi

VIT University, Vellore

IIT Guwahati

DJ Academy of Design, Coimbatore

IIT Hyderabad

Lovely Professional University, Phagwara, Punjab

IIT Kanpur

University of Petroleum and Energy Studies (UPES), Dehradun

IIITDM Jabalpur

Central Institute of Technology, Kokrajhar

CEED 2024 Highlights

Check the details about the Common Entrance Exam for Design 2024 is given below:

Exam Name

CEED 2024

Conducting Body

Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay


National Level


Masters of Design (M. Des) 

CEED Official website


Answer Key Link

Download Here

Exam Mode

Online (CBT)

Exam Purpose

To offers admissions in the Masters of Design (M. Des) program and Ph.D. programs in Design

Master of Design (MDes) programs at

IISc Bangalore, IIT Bombay, IIT Delhi, IIT Guwahati, IIT Hyderabad, IIT Kanpur, and IIITDM Jabalpur

Ph.D. programs in Design at

IISc Bangalore, IIT Bombay, IIT Guwahati, IIT Hyderabad, and IIT Kanpur.

Indian Institute of Technology Bombay

The Indian Institute of Technology Bombay conducts this exam on behalf of the Ministry of Human Resources Development. Indian Institute of Technology Bombay was established in 1958. It has 20 multi-disciplinary centers, 15 departments, 1 school of excellence, and 4 interdisciplinary programs under its jurisdiction. It had been ranked at 33rd position in the list of top 200 Universities in Asia from QS Asia Ranking and perspective. 


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CEED Important Dates

CEED 2023 Form Date30 Sep - 09 Nov 2022
CEED 2023 Admit card13 Jan - 22 Jan 2023
CEED 2023 Exam Date22 Jan 2023 (Tentative)

Common Entrance Exam for Design Exam Pattern

Paper 1
Exam Duration:

3 hours

Total Marks:


Question Paper Type :

Multiple Choice Questions

Negative Marking:



Instructions:The paper contains 2 parts: A&B, Part A is of 1 hour and B will be of 2 hours. The question paper will be of total 200 marks.

Frequently Asked Questions


Form Start Date:

30 Sep 2022

Form End Date:

09 Nov 2022

The last date to submit the form was on 09 Nov 2022
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