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CEED - CutOff

Common Entrance Exam for Design

Form Date: 01 Nov - 30 Nov 2020

Pen & Paper Mode, Computer Based Test

Form Date: 01 Nov - 30 Nov 2020

CEED Cut off 2020: Qualifying Marks, Previous Year Cut off

Updated On - July 15 2020 by Latika Kalra

CEED Cut off 2020 will be released by IIT Bombay through the online mode. Candidates who are interested to take admission through Common Entrance test of Design (CEED) in M.Des Course must qualify with or above the cut off marks published by the authority. CEED offers admission into reputed colleges like IIT's, IISC Bangalore, IITDM Jabalpur and many more institutes. Colleges will also release category-wise cut off list however, candidates must keep in mind that cut off list will vary from course to course. CEED 2020 will be conducted on 18 January 2020 in 2 parts. Scroll down below to check more information related CEED 2020 cut off.

CEED Cut off 2020 Dates

Candidates can go through the important dates from the table given below:

CEED Cut off Dates
Exam Date18 January 2020
Result Date04 March 202
Download of Scorecard04 March 2020

Factors affecting CEED Cut off

Following are the factors that affect determining the CEED 2002 Cut off:

  • Total number of candidates appeared in the examination
  • Total number of candidates qualified in the examination
  • Level (difficult, easy) of examination
  • Previous year's cut off trends

CEED Cutoff 2020 - Paper A

CEED 2020 paper A will be of the following manner:

  • Type of Questions: MCQ's and NAT
  • Total Marks: 100
  • Duration of Examination: 2 hours

The candidates will have to score the minimum percentage specified for their respective category to qualify for part B. The cutoff for various categories will be calculated in the following manner given in the table:

How  to calculate CEED 2020 Cut off for Part A
Cutoff marks for Open category
Cutoff marks for OBC-NCL category
Cutoff marks for ST, SC, PWD category

CEED cutoff 2020

X + ½ Σ, where X is the average marks scored by the candidate in Part A and Σ is the standard deviation


The cutoff for shortlisting candidates who fall under OBC-NCL category candidates will be 90% of the open category.


The cutoff for shortlisting candidates under SC, ST, PWD category will be 50% of the open category.


Candidates must score equal to or more than the given below minimum marks in Part A to be shortlisted for part B.

CEED 2020 Cutoff Part B

Part B will consist of eight questions of 100 marks. Questions 1 to 5 is allotted 40 marks each, candidates will be given an option to attempt any one of these questions. A normalised score ‘S’ will be calculated by using the following formula:

S = {(m − μi) Σ / σi} + A, wherein

  • m= is the raw marks obtained in question i

  • μi = the average of the raw marks obtained by all candidates who opted for the question i

  • σi = the standard deviation of the raw marks secured by all candidates who answered the question i

  • A = 20 and Σ = 5 the average and the standard deviation, respectively, of the distribution of scores ‘S’. If the calculated ‘S’ score for any candidates is below 0, all such scores will be capped at 0, and if the calculated ‘S’ score for any candidate is above 40, all such scores will be capped at 40.

Marks obtained by the candidate in other questions in part B will be added to ‘S’ for securing the part B score.

CEED 2019 Cut Off

The cut off may vary every year for IIITs and IITs to IISC Bangalore. It can also be a varied programme to programme.

The authority will only provide the minimum qualifying cut off marks for various categories which are given below in the table. The candidates must score the minimum qualifying marks or above in Part A to be shortlisted.

CEED 2019 Cut off
CategoryMinimum percentage of marks required in Part A for shortlisting

CEED 2020 Score Card

The scorecard of CEED 2020 will be made available after the declaration of the CEED result. Those candidates will be able to download the scorecard those are qualified in the entrance test. The hard copy of the CEED scorecard will not be sent to the candidates. To download the scorecard candidates needs to download it with their registered mail ID and password. In the scorecard, the photograph and signature of the candidate will be printed. Candidates are advised to keep the printout of the scorecard till the admission procedure.

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