CEED 2019 Exam

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About CEED 2019

CEED is a national-level, computer-based exam conducted by IIT Bombay. CEED is conducted for candidates who wish to take admission in Master in Design and Ph.D programmes offered at IITs such as IIT Delhi, IIT Bombay, IIT Hyderabad, IIT Guwahati, IIT Kanpur, IIITDM Jabalpur and IISc Bangalore. For the final selection/admission rounds, CEED participating institutes conduct further tests or interviews. CEED scores are valid only for one year. A total of 6,423 candidates registered for CEED exam and approximately 5,507 candidates appeared for the exam in 2018. A total of 1,003 candidates qualified in the CEED exam in 2018. 

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CEED 2019 Eligibility Criteria

IIT Bombay, which is the conducting body of CEED 2019, decides on the eligibility criteria for the exam. Candidates who wish to take CEED, have to fulfill the eligibility criteria set by IIT Bombay before registering for the exam. The eligibility criteria include requirements related to educational qualification, age, and qualifying marks.

CEED is an important exam for all the candidates who wish to pursue Master in Designing (M.Des), and Ph.D programmes. It is mandatory for all the candidates to fulfill the CEED eligibility criteria otherwise they will not be allowed to take the exam.

Detailed Eligibility Criteria of CEED 2019

  • There is no age bar to appear for CEED.

  • Candidates applying for CEED 2019 must have a Graduation degree in Engineering/Architecture/ Design/Interior Design or equivalent from a recognised University after 10+2.

  • Candidates having a Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts (4-year professional programme after 10+2) can apply for Master’s programme in Designing.

  • Final year candidates are also eligible to apply for CEED, but such candidates must provide proofs of their qualification at the time of counselling.

  • Candidates who have completed 5-year programme (after 10th grade) in G.D. Arts are also eligible to apply for CEED.

  • Candidates possessing a Master’s degree in Science/ Arts/ Computer Applications (2-year programme after 10+2+3) may also apply.

  • Candidates with a Professional Diploma in Design after 10+2 (NID/ CEPT or an equivalent of 4 years programme) are also eligible to apply for CEED.

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CEED 2019 Syllabus

CEED Syllabus gives you a detailed look at all the topics that you have to study in order to prepare for the examination. There are two parts in the examination - Part A and Part B. In here, you will see all the topics that you need to study for both parts of the CEED paper. 

CEED Syllabus for Part A is as follows:

Environmental and Social Awareness

In this section, candidates’ knowledge regarding the environment and social awareness is tested. Questions based on pollution, population, climate, literature, natural resources, history of art etc. are asked in the question paper.

Visualization and Spatial Ability

In this section, candidates’ understanding of transformation and manipulation of 2D shapes and 3D objects and their spatial relationships are tested through pictorial and diagrammatic questions.

Language and Creativity

This section tests candidates’ English language skills. Questions are asked on the following topics:

  • Articles
  • Tenses
  • Verb patterns
  • Active and Passive Constructions
  • Vocabulary
  • Comprehension
  • English Grammar

Design Thinking and Problem Solving

In this section, candidates’ problem-solving skills are judged. Questions on various topics like metaphors, symbols, signs, visual analogies are asked.

Analytical and Logical Reasoning

In this section, candidates’ analytical and logical reasoning abilities are tested. Questions on patterns, brainteasers, data interpretation, assumptions and conclusions, arguments, etc. are asked in the exam.

Observation and Design Sensitivity

This section tests candidate's ability to analyze, reason, classify, infer and predict and also ability to discern subtle differences in visual properties and aesthetic outcomes.

CEED 2019 Syllabus for Part B is as follows:


Candidates’ creative skills are tested in this section, wherein candidates have to come up with new ideas for drawing and designing.


Drawing and designing skills of the candidates are tested in this section. Candidates must know how to draw scenes in proportion with good line quality, proportion, composition, and shading.

Analytical and Problem Solving Skills

This section tests candidates' knowledge of properties of materials, ability to understand the user and the context and their appropriate use in design plots, stories, etc.

Communication Skills

In this section, candidates are judged on their communicational skills. Here, candidates must know how to explicitly communicate ideas with the help of visuals and text.

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CEED 2019 Exam Pattern

CEED Exam Pattern gives a fair idea about the number of questions, marks distribution, time duration and format of the exam. By judging candidates Visual and Spacial, Environmental, Analytical, Logical, Language, Creative, Communicational, and Problem Solving skills, CEED 2019 aims to provide admissions to the deserving candidates in prestigious institutes like IIT Kanpur, IIT Bombay, IIT Delhi, IIT Hyderabad, IISc Bangalore and IIT Guwahati.

Given below is the detailed exam pattern of CEED:

  • CEED is conducted in both online (computer-based) and offline (pen-paper based) modes.
  • The medium of language is English.
  • IIT Bombay conducts CEED 2019 in two parts, Part A and Part B. Questions from both the parts (Part A and Part B) are mandatory to be attempted by the candidates.
  • The total duration of the exam is 3 hours, wherein Part A will be of 1 hour and Part B will be of 2 hours.
  • Both Part A and Part B take place on the same day. However, only those candidates who qualify in Part A exam become eligible to appear for Part B exam.
  • There is negative marking in Part A only.

Part A:

  • Part A is conducted in a computer-based format.
  • The total duration of Part A is one hour (10.00 A.M-11.00 A.M).
  • Part A has multiple type of questions, which are divided into three sections.
  • 2 marks are given for every correct response.
  • There is negative marking of 0.6 marks in the first and third sections. However, there is no negative marking in the second section.

Part B:

  • Part B section is conducted in a pen-paper based format.
  • The total duration of Part B is two hours (11.00 A.M-1.00 A.M).
  • Candidate’s overall skills in designing are tested in this particular section.
  • Answer books are provided to the candidates in the exam hall, wherein they have to write their answers and return the test booklet to the examiner.

CEED Question Paper 2019

Once the exam is conducted, IIT Bombay releases CEED Question Paper along with CEED Answer Key. After commencement of CEED 2019, IIT Bombay will release the CEED question paper for candidates to get an idea of the paper pattern and type of questions asked in the examination.

Here's the CEED 2018 Question Paper for candidates who are aspiring to appear for CEED 2019. 

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CEED 2018 Exam Analysis

The Common Entrance Examination for Design (CEED) 2018 was conducted on January 20, 2018 by IIT Bombay from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM. The duration of the exam was three hours and it was conducted in English language. CEED is divided into two parts - Part A is meant to test candidates for Part B. On the basis of candidates' performance in Part B, the CEED merit list is prepared. While Part A is conducted in online mode, Part B requires the candidates to attempt the examination on an answer sheet. Candidates get an hour to attempt Part A (from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM) and two hours to take Part B (11:00 AM to 1:00 PM ). In Part A, students have to face objective type questions (MCQ, MSQ and NAT). On the contrary, Part B consists of questions that test candidates' designing and sketching ability. Only part B of CEED is considered for preparing the merit list. Only those candidates who have been shortlisted based on part A can take Part B of the examination.

In case candidates face any technical issue at the exam venue, then the exam is conducted again from 2 PM to 5 PM on the same day for the candidates affected in the reserved session.

CEED is conducted for students who wish to pursue M. Des courses offered at the prestigious institutes such as IITs and IISc Bangalore.

CEED 2017 Exam Analysis 

CEED 2017 was conducted on January 22, 2017 from 10 AM to 1 PM by IIT Bombay. The result for the same was announced on March 10, 2017. CEED comprised of two sections containing objective and subjective type questions respectively. Following are the student reactions to the exam.

CEED 2017 Student Reaction

  • According to candidates who appeared for the exam, CEED 2017 was easier than the exam conducted in 2016.
  • Students reported that there was no change in the exam pattern or the marking scheme of CEED 2017.
  • There were lesser number of GK and mathematics questions in the exam, reported a student. Part A of the exam comprised mostly aptitude based questions whereas Part B comprised of drawing based questions.
  • Some of the students reported that the Part B of the exam was a bit lengthy but added that the overall difficulty level of the exam was okay.
  • Haven taken the computer-based test for the first time, some students faced a difficulty of getting used to the exam platform.

Disclaimer: All details related to analysis have been gathered from various sources, and are subject to change. Candidates must cross-check with the official website of the examination before taking a final decision.

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How to Prepare for CEED 2019

Candidates aspiring to appear for CEED 2019 need extensive preparation. As the CEED 2019 syllabus involves a wide range of topics, the candidates must prepare a strategy to balance the time so that they can cover all the subjects and topics. The students must also focus on 3D drawing skills, as they will have to imagine a draw a 3D structure in the exam. CEED 2019 is an exam where the creativity of the students takes center stage. Therefore, candidates must think innovatively and make sure that their thoughts are unique and different from others. Those with unique creative skills will have better chances to score well in the CEED 2019 exam.

Besides focusing on the theoretical topics of the CEED exam, the candidates must read comics or daily cartoon strip in newspapers so that they can present their views in a storytelling format.

As CEED 2019 exam will take place on January 19, 2019, the candidates have only a limited number of days to prepare for the exam and revise the syllabus. The preparation may be of two kinds such as short-term preparation and long-term preparation. One can achieve a better score in CEED with long-term preparation, but short-term preparation also has its own set of advantages. Therefore, students who devote only three to four months for exam preparation need not worry, as they can get a better score with a good preparation strategy.

For the benefit of aspirants, we have listed some significant preparation tips for CEED 2019 exam.

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Enhance Your Creativity

Candidates must read topics based on Interaction Designs and Visual Communications. Various books having these topics are available in the market. Candidates can also study these topics online through E-commerce websites.

Solve Question Papers of Previous Years

Candidates must know the CEED exam pattern of previous years and try to solve questions on a regular basis. By solving CEED sample papers, candidates will be able to build their confidence to appear for the CEED exam. So, it is advisable to download the previous years' papers from the official portals of various institutes such as IIT and try to solve them.

Enhance 3D Drawing Skills

Candidate should try to improve their drawing skills for qualifying the entrance exam. Candidates must be able to imagine and draw a 3D model of the structure. Candidates can boost their 3D skills by drawing common designs of household items such as fruits, fridge or any other thing. Constant practice will make you learn more about sketching which will, in turn, prepare you better. 

Boost Your Creative Thinking

CEED exam tests creativity and creative thinking of the candidates. Therefore, candidates must try to answer the questions asked in the exam in a different way if they want. Doing this will surely increase the chances to qualify the exam.

Proper Time Management

Candidates must split their time for the various topics covered in CEED exam pattern. If a candidate is good at drawing, then he/she must devote more time to increase his/her skills in other topics and general awareness.

Read Daily Cartoon Strip:

Candidates must read the daily cartoon strips online or in newspapers as it helps to develop candidate’s overall ability to present their views in a storytelling format which will have a good impact on the evaluator.

Important Books for Part A

  • Bhushan Patil's Seeds For CEED
  • Robert W.Gill's Basic Rendering 
  • Joseph D Amelio's Perspective drawing 
  • Changes by Design by Tim Brown.

Important Books for Part B 

  • Francis D.K. Ching's  Design drawing
  • Sketching Views of Drawings and General Things and Drawing Techniques by David Lewis
  • Donald A. Norman's The Design of Everyday Things 

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CEED 2019 Participating Colleges

CEED 2019 will be organised in January 2019 for those who wish to pursue Master's in Design and Ph.D. Following is the list of 14 CEED 2019 participating colleges in India where aspirants can study. These colleges will provide admission to the students on the basis of their CEED 2019 scores and may also conduct further selection rounds at the time of admissions. Qualifying CEED 2019 does not guarantee admission into the CEED 2019 participating colleges.

In fact, once candidates get a valid CEED score, they will have to complete the application process for design courses for securing admission in CEED 2019 participating colleges. They will also have to meet the eligibility criteria of the college where they are seeking admission or getting a seat.

How to Choose a College

Choosing the right college is definitely not an easy talk. Considering this, let’s take a look at some of the points that candidates should take into consideration before choosing the right college:

Fee Structure:

The most important aspect for candidates while choosing a college of their choice is the fee structure. It is a good idea to not just settle immediately for one college. Candidates must make an informed decision after comparing the fee structure of a few colleges.

Ranking and Reviews of the College:

Ranking and reviews are something the candidate should consider while taking their decision. Ranks and reviews help in assessing the quality of an institution and it is undoubtedly an important parameter when a candidate has to fill applications for colleges.

Infrastructure and Basic Facilities:

Infrastructure is also an important factor which plays a role in selecting a college. Candidates should consider all parameters such as how are the classrooms, labs, does the college have any sports facilities, how’s the canteen, etc.


Placement is another significant aspect that cannot be overlooked. In fact, it is one of the major criteria that students should look at while shortlisting a college to study. Reputed colleges have their placement process in place. So, looking at a particular college’s rate of successful placements is an important factor.

Campus Center:

This is where a candidate will be spending a lot of time. Candidates can get a glimpse of a particular college’s campus area through pictures or they can also choose to visit that college. If the campus appeals to them, they can opt for that college or consider other options.

Alumni and Success Stories:

The academic reputation of a college plays an important role. Therefore, it is important to take into account what the alumni of a particular college have to say about it and what role did the college play in the alumni’s success.

CEED 2019 Participating Colleges

The table below lists some of the CEED 2019 Participating Colleges where candidates can apply for admission based on their CEED ranks and the cut-offs announced by the colleges.

Name of the Institute


Indian Institute of Science Bangalore (IISc Bangalore)

M.Design in Product Design, Engineering

Ph.D. Programmes in Design

Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT Bombay)


M.Design in Industrial design, Visual Communication, Animation, Interaction Design, Mobility and Vehicle Design.

Ph.D. Programmes in Design

Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IIT Delhi)

 M.Design in Industrial Design

Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad (IIT Hyderabad)

M.Design in Visual Design

Ph.D. Programmes in Design

Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati (IIT Guwahati)

M.Design in Design

Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (IIT Kanpur)

M.Design in Design

Ph.D. Programmes in Design

Indian Institute of Technology, Design and Manufacturing Jabalpur (IITDM Jabalpur)

M.Design in Design

World University of Design

M.Design Transportation Design

M.Design Retail Design

M.Design Fashion Design

M.Design Industrial Design

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CEED 2019 Result

The CEED 2019 exam result will be declared by the conducting body - IIT Bombay on 4th March 2019. The CEED 2019 exam will be conducted on 19th January 2019. In the meanwhile, take a look at the CEED 2018 results below. 

Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay announced the CEED 2018 result on 7th March 2018 for the exam conducted on Saturday, January 20, 2018 in 21 cities across the country. Out of the total 6,423 candidates who registered for the exam, 5,507 candidates sat for the examination. Out of 5,507 test takers, 1,003 candidates qualified the examination. Ms. Afshaar of Bengaluru has topped the exam with a CEED score of 77.53. Ms. Himani Abhay Deshpande from Thane has come second with a CEED score of 75.08, followed by Mr. Akshay Arvind Kamthe from Pune stands third with a CEED score of 71.42.

Candidates appearing for the exam can view their results using their registered E-mail ID and Password. The result is available in the form of a scorecard, which displays the overall marks scored by the candidates in the entrance exam. 

IIT Bombay administers CEED on a national-level for the candidates interested in taking admission in postgraduate studies of technological design and Ph.D programme. Candidates must note that CEED score 2019 is valid for one year and hard copy of the CEED scorecard 2019 will not be sent to the candidates’ address via post. Candidates must visit the official website to download their CEED scorecard online.

Steps to View CEED 2019 Result

  • Step I: Visit the official website to view CEED 2019 results.

  • Step II: Click on that tab that says 'Scorecard'.

  • Step III: Enter your login credentials, E-mail ID and Password.

  • Step IV: Your CEED 2018 result will be displayed on the screen.

  • Step V: Download and take a printout of the CEED 2019 result.

  • Step VI: Keep a printout of CEED 2019 scorecard for future reference.

CEED Scorecard 2019

Candidates must visit the official website to download their CEED scorecard online. The hard copy of the CEED scorecard 2019 will not be sent to the candidates’ address via post.

Candidates who appear in CEED 2019 will be able to access and download their CEED 2019 scorecard by entering their E-mail and Password. The option for downloading CEED scorecard is now available. Candidates must keep their respective scorecards safe, as the same will be required during the counseling and admission process. There is no provision to send CEED scorecard via post, therefore, all candidates must download and take a print of their CEED scorecard. Candidates must note that CEED scores 2019 will be valid for one year. 

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CEED 2019 Counselling Process

CEED 2019 counselling process is conducted only after CEED result declaration. Those who qualify the CEED exam will be shortlisted for counselling and can check their counselling dates on the official portal of CEED 2019. It is necessary for every candidate to take their original and photocopies of mandatory documents such as CEED scorecard, CEED admit card, 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. 

Counselling of CEED 2019 will involve the following:

  • Design Aptitude Test Screening
  • Personal interview

Design Aptitude Test Screening:

After qualifying the CEED 2019, shortlisted candidates will have to appear for Design Aptitude Test Screening.

Personal interview:

After qualifying in Design Aptitude Test Screening, candidates will have to participate in a personal interview round. After clearing all the formalities, candidates will then be selected for their desired course and institutes.

Documents Required in CEED 2019 Counselling

  • Qualifying candidates must carry original and photocopy of scorecard on the counselling day. 

  • Qualifying candidates must carry their 5 recent Passport size color photographs. 

  • Qualifying candidates must carry their original and photocopy of Caste certificate (if applicable). 

  • Qualifying candidates must carry their original and photocopy of class 10th, and 12th mark sheet and CEED exam result 

  • Government-issued Aadhar card, Voter ID card or other identity proofs etc. are also required for verification on the counselling day.

CEED 2019 Participating Institutes

Following are the Participating Institutes of CEED 2019:

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CEED 2019 Cut-off

CEED 2019 cut-off will be declared by IIT Bombay after the declaration of CEED 2019 result in March. Admission in M.Des courses offered at CEED 2019 Participating Colleges will be on the basis of the CEED 2019 cut-off released by these institutes.

CEED cut-off is the minimum qualifying marks that candidates must secure to proceed for further rounds as part of the admission process. IIT Bombay will declare the cut-off for Part B of the test as marks of Part A will be taken to screen applicants for Part B. On the basis of the cut-off, a merit list will be prepared and it will include both the opening as well as closing ranks of the candidates who will qualify for the counselling round.

Those who meet the cut-off will be able to apply for admission into IISc Bangalore and IITs. The participating colleges such as IITDM Jabalpur, IIT Guwahati, IIT Hyderabad, IIT Delhi, IIT Bombay, IIT Kanpur, and IISc Bangalore will publish category-wise CEED 2019 cut-off for various programmes and the cut-off will vary from one institute to another and also from one programme to another.

CEED 2019 Cut-off Dates



CEED 2019 Exam

January 19, 2019

CEED 2019 Result

March 4, 2019

Factors that Determine CEED Cut-off

  • Number of candidates appearing for the exam
  • Number of candidates who qualify the exam
  • Number of seats available in the participating institutes
  • Difficulty level of the exam
  • Cut-off trend of previous years

Important Points to Remember

  • The CEED 2019 question paper is divided into Part A & B.
  • Part A will be a screening test for shortlisting candidates for Part B while Part B score will be used to prepare the merit list.
  • The merit list will also have both the opening as well as closing ranks of those who qualify for the counselling round.
  • The closing rank is what is considered as the CEED 2019 cut-off.
  • There will be a different cut-off for each participating institute of CEED 2019.

CEED 2019 Expected Cut-Off

Following is the category-wise minimum percentage of marks that candidates would need in order to qualify Part A of CEED 2019.


CEED 2019 Cut-Off







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Best Books for CEED 2019

Books are considered to be the best source for attaining knowledge. For the preparation of CEED 2019, there are many books available in the market that provide relevant and sufficient knowledge that a candidate requires to score good marks. Apart from providing knowledge, they offer comprehensive learning and also help in better understanding of concepts. There are plenty of books available offline and online covering various important sections of the CEED 2019 syllabus. Therefore, it is very important to shortlist some of the best books for CEED 2019. Following are some of the popular books for CEED 2019.

However, before selecting the right set of books, there are some important factors have to be considered.  

How to Select the Best Books for CEED 2019

  • While selecting the books, make sure that you check the year of publication as the latest edition will have the updated content.
  • Opt for books by some of the renowned authors and publishers as they will have more credibility.
  • Candidates can also go for books containing sample papers. Such books can be found at some of the well-known coaching centers.
  • Books that are only available for the examination purpose of CEED 2019 can also be used for preparation.
  • For good understanding of concepts, candidates can compare 2-3 books containing the same topics and theories, and on that basis, they can choose the best books for CEED 2019.

Best Books for CEED 2019

Candidates can refer to the following books for CEED 2019 preparation: 

McGraw Hill Education

NIFT Exam Guide by Verma

Concepts of Pattern Grading

NIFT Exam Guide by Dr. R. P. Datason

NIFT Entrance Exam - Self Study Guide

Popular Master Guide NIFT by R. Gupta

Bright Careers Guide NIFT Entrance Exam

Arihant NIFT Entrance Exam Self Study Guide

NIFT Entrance Examination (Guide) by D Mittal

NIFT Entrance Exams: Ultimate Success Series By Surendra

Prashant Kumar’s NIFT Entrance Examination Preparation Guide

NIFT: Previous Years’ Papers (Solved) by Ramesh Publishing House

Design Drawing by Francis DK Ching

Rendering With Pen and Ink by Robert W. Gill

Perspective drawing handbook by Joseph D’ Amelio

Art Perception by David Cycleback


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CEED 2019 Admit Card

The CEED 2019 admit card will be released by IIT Bombay in online mode on 1st January 2019. Candidates will be required to login to the official website of CEED 2019 by entering their credentials, E-mail ID and Password, in order to download CEED admit card/hall ticket 2019.

Conducted in a computer-based format, CEED is conducted for those willing to make a career in the field of design and technology. The admit card of CEED 2019 displays candidate-specific and exam related details. The admit card of CEED 2019 is an important document and no candidate is allowed to enter the exam hall without the same.

Note: Candidates have to carry a coloured printout of the CEED 2019 admit card.

Important Dates Related to CEED Admit Card 2019



Availability of CEED 2019 Admit Card

1st January 2019 onwards

CEED 2019 Exam Date

19th January 2019

How to Download CEED 2019 Admit Card

The admit card of CEED 2019 is usually available in online mode. To download CEED 2019 admit card, candidates have to follow the below-mentioned steps:

Step 1- Go to the official website of CEED 2019.

Step 2- A link displaying, 'CEED Admit Card' will appear on the website. Click on it.

Step 3- Enter your login credentials - E-mail ID and Password.

Step 4- Check your details on the CEED 2019 admit card. In case of any discrepancy, you may immediately contact the admission authorities.

Step 5- Save and download the CEED admit card 2019.

Step 6- Take a printout of the admit card (coloured) and carry it on the day of the exam.

Important Instructions Regarding CEED Admit Card 2019

  • CEED 2019 admit card will be issued only in online mode. No other mode will be available to access the CEED 2019 hall ticket.

  • Candidates must verify all the details mentioned on the CEED 2019 admit card.

  • All the instructions mentioned on the CEED 2019 admit card/hall ticket must be carefully followed by the candidates and they must adhere to them in the exam hall.

  • CEED 2019 admit card is an important document, therefore, candidates should avoid tampering with the same.

  • All candidates must carry a coloured printout of CEED admit card 2019 along with a valid identity proof.

  • Candidates must retain the admit card of CEED 2019 till the completion of the admission process.

Details Mentioned on CEED 2019 Admit Card

The following details are mentioned on CEED admit card 2019:

  • Name of the candidate

  • Roll number of the candidate

  • Date of Birth of the candidate

  • Date of exam

  • Exam venue

  • Candidate Photograph

  • Candidate Signature

  • Time duration of the entrance exam

ID Documents Required with CEED 2019 Admit Card

Candidates must carry any one of the following documents (in original) to the CEED exam hall, along with the CEED admit card 2019:

  • Driving license

  • Passport

  • College issued identity card

  • Voter ID

  • PAN card

  • Aadhaar card

How to Rectify a Discrepancy/ Error in CEED Admit Card 2019

While downloading the CEED admit card 2019, candidates must verify all the details mentioned on the admit card. In case, a candidate finds any discrepancy/error in the CEED admit card 2019, then the same must be immediately informed to the admission/exam authorities in order to get the corrections done well in time.

The contact information for the admission/exam authority:


JEE (Advanced)-UCEED-CEED 2019

Indian Institute of Technology Bombay

Mumbai 400076

Phone Number: 91-22 2576 9093

E-Mail ID: jeeadv@iitb.ac.in

Website: ceed.iitb.ac.in

FAQS on CEED Admit Card

1. When will I get my CEED 2019 admit card?

The admit card of CEED 2019 will be issued by IIT Bombay from 1st January 2019. 

2. Will I receive my CEED admit card by post?

No, there is no provision for sending the CEED admit card by post. CEED admit card will be available online, and candidates will have to download and take a print copy of their CEED hall ticket.

3. Is it mandatory to have a coloured print out of the CEED admit card?

Yes, candidates should take a coloured print out of their CEED admit card and carry the same to the exam center.

4. What should I do if there is a mistake in my CEED admit card?

In case a candidate finds any discrepancy/error in the CEED admit card, then the same must be immediately informed to the admission/exam authorities.

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How to Apply for CEED 2019

The CEED 2019 application process will begin from 9th October 2018 and end on 9th November 2018. Now that CEED application dates are out, candidates can look at the detailed application procedure. Applicants must furnish correct and complete details while filling the CEED application form. Conducted on a national-level, CEED provides a gateway for admission to Masters in Designing (M.Des) and Ph.D programmes. 

CEED Application Dates 2019

The following table mentions the important registration dates of CEED 2019:

Events Schedule
Online Registration Process commences on 9th October 2018
Deadline for Online Registration Process 9th November 2018
Online Registration with late fee of INR 500 10th to 16th November 2018

Documents Required for CEED Application Form 2019

Following is the list of documents that must be kept handy while filling the CEED Application Form:

  • Marksheet of 10th &12th and Degree/diploma certificates
  • Scanned passport-sized Photograph and Signature
  • Valid category certificate (in case of Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe/ Person with Disability candidates)
  • Medical certificate (in case of Person with Disability category candidates)

Step by Step CEED Application Process 2019

Applicants must follow these four simple steps to fill the CEED Application Form:

Step 1- Creation of Login ID:

  • The first and foremost step in order to register for CEED is to visit the official website and create a unique Login ID.
  • For registration purpose, applicants have to provide their valid E-mail ID and mobile number.
  • On the registered mobile number, a password will be sent via SMS.
  • Applicants must use this password and registered E-mail ID for future Login purposes.

Step 2 - Filling up of CEED Application Form:

After creating CEED Login ID, applicants must fill the following details correctly:

  • Candidate’s name
  • Physical disability, if any
  • Gender
  • Mobile number
  • Email ID
  • Date of birth
  • Alternative mobile number
  • Address
  • Name of University
  • College name and address
  • Qualifying examination
  • Year of passing
  • Exam city (3 choices of preference)

Step 3 - Documents to be uploaded:

The third step of CEED application process is to upload the mandatory documents. Applicants must upload the scanned copy of the following documents:

  • Passport sized photograph
  • Signature
  • PwD certificate
  • Category certificate
  • Eligibility certificate
  • Professional experience certificate

Step 4- CEED 2019 Application Fee Payment:

  • CEED application fee payment can be done online through Debit card / Credit card/ Net Banking.
  • CEED application fee is non-refundable.
  • The application form will be successfully submitted only after the payment of CEED application fee.
  • After the successful submission of application form, applicants are required to take a clear printout of the filled application form for future use.

CEED Application Fee 2019

Aspirants must note that:

  • Application Fee once paid will not be refunded under any circumstances.
  • Payment of CEED 2019 Application Fee can be done via Credit card/Debit card/Net Banking.

The following table lists the fee structure of the CEED registration, that must be paid by aspirants while filling the CEED Application Form.

CEED Application fee for women candidates

INR 1300

CEED Application fee for Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe/ Person with Disability candidates

INR 1300

CEED Application fee for all other candidates

INR 2600

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CEED 2019 Answer Key

The CEED 2019 Answer Key will be available once the CEED 2019 exam is conducted on 19th January 2019. CEED 2019 answer key will be released by IIT Bombay on its official website. 

CEED 2019 is conducted in two parts-Part A and Part B, and the answer key is released only for Part A of the entrance exam. No answer key is published for Part B, as it has subjective-type questions.

The draft of CEED 2019 answer key will be published on 25th January 2019, based on which candidates sent their complaints/challenges. After considering the feedback sent by the candidates, the final answer key of CEED 2019 will be released by the exam conducting authority for Part A on 4th February 2019.

Important Dates of CEED 2019 Answer Key



CEED 2017 Exam Date

19th January 2019

Draft Answer Key for Part A

25th January 2019

Deadline to send feedback about Draft Answer Key for Part A

31st January 2019

Publication of CEED 2019 Final Answer Key for Part A

4th February 2019

CEED 2019 Result Declaration

4th March 2019

Steps to Download CEED 2019 Answer Key

In order to download the answer key of CEED 2019, candidates can follow the steps given below:

Step 1: Visit the official website of the CEED (www.ceed.iitb.ac.in).

Step 2: Click on the link displaying, 'Draft Answer Key for Part-A'.

Step 3: The CEED Part-A Draft Answer key will appear on your screen in a PDF file format.

Step 4: Download and save the PDF file for future use.

How to Challenge CEED Answer Key 2019

  • In case, a candidate has doubts regarding any answer/response to the entrance test, then, he/she can raise objections by challenging the CEED 2019 answer key.

  • Candidates can challenge the CEED 2019 answer key until 31st January 2019 as it is the deadline to send feedback about CEED 2019 answer key for Part A to the exam conducting authority.

  • To challenge the CEED 2019 answer key, candidates have to address the same to www.ceed.iitb.ac.in before the deadline.

  • After considering the feedback sent by the candidates, the final answer key of CEED 2019 will be released for Part A on 4th February 2019.

  • While challenging the CEED 2019 answer key for Part A, candidates must mention “CEED 2019 Answer Key” in the subject line of their E-mail.

Marking Scheme of CEED 2019 Answer Key

The marking scheme of CEED 2019 for Part A answer key is as follows:

  • In Section I of CEED, candidates will be awarded 3 marks for each correct answer.

  • In Section II of CEED, candidates will be awarded 2 marks for each correct answer.

  • In Section III of CEED, candidates will be awarded 2 marks for each correct answer. This section will have a negative marking of 0.6 marks.

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CEED 2019 Conducting Body

IIT Bombay is the conducting body of CEED. Founded in the year 1958, IIT Bombay is a public engineering and research institution located at Powai, Mumbai, India. After the Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, it is the second-oldest institute of the IIT system. The institute is well-known for offering various programmes in Science and Technology at the undergrduate, postgraduate as well as doctoral level.

CEED 2019 Important Dates

Events Dates
Online Registration Starts on 9th October 2018
Online Registration Ends on 9th November 2018
Online Registration with late fee 10th November 2018
Availability of Admit Card 1st January 2019 onwards
Date of Examination 19th January 2019
Release of Draft Answer Key for Part A 25th January 2019
Deadline for Sending Comments About Draft Answer Key for Part A 31st January 2019
Release of Final Answer Key for Part A 4th February 2019
Declaration of Result 4th March 2019
Publication of Scorecard 4th March 2019

CEED 2019 Exam Centers

The following are the cities recognised as authorised test centers of CEED. Candidates have an option to choose their preferred test centers at the time of CEED registration 2019. There is no provision to change the test center after the registration is complete. The following table lists the test centers at which CEED 2019 will be held:

Ahmedabad Kolkata 
Bengaluru Lucknow 
Bhopal Mumbai
Bhubaneswar Nagpur 
Chandigarh Patna
Dehradun Ernakulam
Chennai Pune
Delhi  Raipur
Guwahati  Thiruvananthapuram 
Hyderabad  Trissur 
Jaipur Vishakhapatnam
Kozhikode Panaji

Contact Details

JEE (Advanced)-UCEED-CEED 2019
Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay
Mumbai 400076
Phone: +91 22 2576 9093/9094/4063
E-mail: ceed@iitb.ac.in
Website: www.ceed.iitb.ac.in

Important Dates

Prepare Exam
CEED 2019 Important Events Dates
Registration 09 Oct to 09 Nov, 2018
Admit Card 01 Jan, 2019
Exam Date 19 Jan, 2019
Answer Key 04 Feb, 2019
Declaration of Result 04 Mar, 2019

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