IIT Bombay 2021

CEED - Exam Pattern

Common Entrance Exam for Design

Form Date: 09 Sep - 10 Oct 2021

Pen & Paper Mode, Computer Based Test

Form Date: 09 Sep - 10 Oct 2021

CEED 2022 Exam Pattern - Section wise Distribution, Marks Distribution

Updated On - July 13 2021 by Anusha Pachauri

CEED 2022 Exam Pattern will consist of parts A and Part B, and questions from both parts are mandatory to attend. Common Entrance Exam for Design is a National Level exam organized to offer admission to Master of Design (M.Des) and Ph.D. programs in Design. After qualifying for the CEED 2020 exam, candidates will get admission into prestigious institutes of Design such as IITs, IIITDM, and IISc. Candidates can read the complete article to know more about the CEED 2022 Exam Pattern.

CEED 2022 Exam Pattern

IITB has introduced few changes in the CEED 2022 exam pattern for the academic year 2022-22. Candidates must go through the exam pattern of Common Entrance Exam for Design to know the changes to prepare accordingly. Earlier, only one paper was conducted, but this year CEED exam will be held in two parts, Part A and Part B. The complete structure of the CEED entrance exam question paper is given below:

  • Exam Mode: CEED 2022 will be conducted online as well as offline mode.
  • Total Marks: Question paper will be of total 200 marks.
  • Duration: Candidates will get 180 minutes (three hours) to complete both parts.

Entrance examination for Design, i.e., CEED, will consist of two parts - PART A and PART B. And marking scheme and distribution of questions is different for both parts. Candidates who will be shortlisted based on the marks obtained in Part A will be eligible to sit for the Part B paper. Therefore, the paper pattern of CEED 2020 in detail for both the parts is given below:

CEED Exam Pattern for PART A

The CEED 2022 exam pattern for Part A is given below:

  • Part A will be a Computer-Based Test (CBT).
  • Objective type questions (multiple-choice questions, multiple select questions, and numerical answer questions) will be asked in the exam.
  • The total time duration for Part A will be of 60 minutes (one hour).

Candidates can check the below-given data to know the number and distribution of questions. Question paper structure of CEED for Part A is given hereby:

CEED Question Paper Structure for PART A
SectionNumber of QuestionsQuestion Number Marks if CorrectMarks if WrongMarks if not Attempted Total Marks
NAT (Numerical Answer Questions)81 - 830024
MSQ (Multiple Select Questions)109 - 183- 0.2030
MCQ (Multiple Choice Questions)2319 - 412- 0.5046
TOTAL411 - 41   100
NOTE: These will be design aptitude type questions that will be asked in the Part A question paper that will evaluate visual and spatial ability, environmental and social awareness, analytical and logical reasoning, language, observation, and design sensitivity of the candidates.

CEED Exam Pattern for PART B

The CEED 2022 exam pattern for Part B is given hereby:

  • Part B will be a Paper-Based Test (PBT).
  • The time duration for Part B will be of 120 minutes (two hours).
  • The question paper will be of total 100 marks for Part B.

Exam pattern of Part B is given below in a summarised way to have a clear picture of the CEED question paper structure:

CEED Paper Pattern for PART B
SectionNumber of QuestionsQuestion NumberTotal Marks
Sketching 1120
Form Sensitivity1320
Visual Sensitivity1420
Problem Identification1520
TOTAL51 - 5100
  • Part B questions are aimed at testing the candidate's design, drawing, and writing skills.
  • In Part B, no optional questions will be asked. Candidates have to attend to all the questions asked in Part B question paper.
  • The questions in Part B will be displayed on the computer screen. The candidates have to write the answers in the answer book provided by the invigilator at the time of examination (NOT into the Computer). 
  • Therefore, Part B's answer book will be evaluated manually for the candidates who will be shortlisted from Part A.

25% weightage given to marks obtained in Part A and 75% weightage to marks obtained in Part B of Common Entrance Exam for Design (CEED) 2022.

To know the complete syllabus of CEED 2022, candidates can visit the official website. Click here>CEED 2022 Syllabus

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