Wednesday, October 2, 2019

CEED Online Application Form Schedule

CEED Application Form is Live and Schedule is Provided here 

CEED 2020 will be conducted on Saturday, January 18, 2020 from 10:00 - 13:00 hours. by IIT Bombay 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 10:00 to 11:00 hours followed by Part B from 11:00 to 13:00 hours and the information about CEED is provided here by NIC Results.

Common Entrance Exam Design (CEED) Schedule - Important Dates

Online registration with regular feeOctober 9 to November 9, 2019
Online registration with late feeNovember 10 to 16, 2019
Admit card available for downloading fromJanuary 1, 2020 onwards
Last date for rectification of discrepancies in the admit cardJanuary 21, 2020
Date of CEED 2019 examinationJanuary 18, 2020 (Saturday)
Release of draft answer key for Part AJanuary 27, 2020
Release of final answer key for Part AFebruary 4, 2020
Declaration of resultMarch 4, 2020
Score cards available for downloadingMarch 4, 2020

Programme Details 

CEED qualified students are eligible to apply for the MDes and PhD programmes in various institutes. The CEED 2020 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.

Please note that from this year onwards, candidates who have obtained a degree or diploma of min 3 years programme (after 10+2), can appear for CEED examination.

Some of the result sharing institutes will allot seats in their M.Des. 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.

CEED 2020 

Part A contains objective type questions (multiple choice questions, multiple select questions and numerical answer questions). Answers to Part A have to be given on the computer. 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. Part B consists of questions that are aimed at testing design, drawing and writing skills. The questions in Part B will be displayed on the computer screen and the answers are to be written in the answer book provided by the invigilator (NOT into the Computer). However, you need to tick appropriate box on the computer screen to indicate that you have answered the same. Part B answer books will be collected at the end of the examination.

CEED Online Application - Schedule
CEED Online Application - Schedule

Marks obtained in Part A will be used to shortlist candidates. The cut-off for Part A marks for shortlisting candidates in the open category will be X + y Σ, where X is the average marks obtained by all candidates in Part A, Σ is the standard deviation, and y is a factor decided based on total number of seats. The cut-offs for shortlisting candidates of OBC-NCL category will be 90% of the Open category. The cut-offs for shortlisting candidates of SC, ST, and PWD categories will be 50% of the Open category.

However, this is subject to the condition that the candidate must score the minimum prescribed marks (as listed below) or more in Part A to be shortlisted.

Category Minimum percentage of marks required in Part A for CEED shortlisting

  1. Open : 10%
  2. OBC-NCL : 9%
  3. SC / ST / PwD : 5%

Part B answer books will be evaluated manually for the candidates who are shortlisted from Part A. In Part B, there will be 5 questions of total 100 marks. There will not be any optional question.

The final CEED score will be calculated by giving 25% weightage to marks obtained in Part A and 75% weightage to scores obtained in Part B after the above calculation. 

After the declaration of the result, CEED 2020 score cards will be available for downloading to all the qualified candidates. Hard copy of the CEED score cards will NOT be sent to the qualified candidates. Answer booklet (Part B) will NOT be provided to the candidates. The marks obtained in Part B will NOT be disclosed for the non-qualifying candidates.

CEED qualified students are eligible to apply for the MDes and PhD programmes in various institutes


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 2020, or must have passed the GD Arts diploma programme (10+5 level) by July 2020.

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. There is no age limit to appear for CEED. Besides, a candidate can appear for CEED any number of times.


CEED registration form must be submitted ONLINE ONLY through the official website,

Registration fee:

  • 1,300 for all women candidates
  • 1,300 for (SC / ST / PwD) candidates
  • 2,600 for all other candidates

Note that this fee is non-refundable and non-transferable. 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. Credit card, debit card and net-banking options are available. The registration fee shown above DOES NOT INCLUDE service and other charges and the processing fees that the banks may levy.

The normal registration fee shown above is applicable till the regular closing date of November 9, 2019, 23:55 hours. A late fee of ₹ 500 is applicable to ALL candidates for registrations submitted after the regular closing date till November 16, 2019, 23:55 hours.

Instructions for Filling the Online Registration Form

In order to complete the registration procedure, you need to upload the following items:

  1. File containing your recent colour photograph (.jpg file) as per the dimensions mentioned on the registration portal.
  2. Scanned copy of your signature (.jpg file)
  3. Scanned copy of your degree / diploma certificate (.pdf file) if the course is completed. If you do not have the final degree certificate, please upload the copy of the final year mark list or the provisional certificate. If the course is not completed, a certificate from the Principal of the college / Head of the department.
  4. Candidates who are applying in the EWS/ SC / ST / OBC-NCL category have to produce valid category certificates (.pdf file) issued by appropriate authorities. Format of the OBC-NCL certificate is given in the Appendix 2. OBC-NCL certificates issued ONLY from April 1, 2019 onwards are accepted. Format of the SC/ ST certificates is given in the Appendix 3. Format of the EWS certificate.
  5. Candidates who are applying in person with physical disability (PwD) category should produce a valid medical certificate (.pdf file) issued by the appropriate authority (see Appendixes 5 to 8). Dyslexic candidates are required to additionally obtain a certificate from the Principal / Head of the College / Institution.
  6. PwD candidate requiring compensatory time during the exam need to upload a request letter.
  7. Candidates whose name is not same as the name on the degree / diploma certificate should produce a gazette notification, a marriage certificate or scanned pages of the passport showing the change of name.

Please remember that the documents 1-7 above are to be uploaded as electronic files during the online registration. Paper copies of these documents or any other documents will not be entertained and hence should NOT be sent to the JEE (Advanced)-UCEED-CEED office. The Admit Card and the Score Card of CEED will include the photograph and signature submitted by the candidate. Submission of poor quality photograph and / or signature may lead to the rejection of CEED registration.

CEED Merit List (Rank) will be prepared as per the category provided by the candidate in the CEED registration form. Hence, it is the responsibility of the candidate to furnish the correct category certificate in the online registration form.

It will entirely be the responsibility of the candidate to provide the correct information regarding the qualifying exam and category, and upload the correct documents in the required formats in the registration form. Registration forms incomplete in any respect will be summarily rejected and the registration will be considered invalid. The admitting institutes have the right to cancel, at any stage, the admission of a candidate in accordance with the rules and regulations in force, if it is found that any information provided by the candidate is incorrect or the registration is incomplete.

Apply for CEED using Online Application - Click Here 

CEED 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 under any circumstances.

If a sufficient number of candidates is not available in a city, then it may be dropped from the final list and candidates will be allotted to a city of their second or third choice. The UCEED-CEED office reserves the right to add a new city or remove an existing one and allot a city that may not be among any of the choices of a candidate.

A city may have more than one examination centre. In such cases, a request for change of a centre within the same city will NOT be permitted under any circumstances.


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