CEED 2021

Updated By Sukriti Vajpayee on 21 Jan, 2021 18:23

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About CEED 2021 (Draft Answer Key Released)

The draft answer key of CEED 2021 has been released by IIT Bombay along with the response sheet and question paper. Candidates can download their response sheets by logging into their accounts and raise objections till January 24, 2021 by 5:00pm. CEED 2021 was held on January 17, 2021, from 9:00 AM TO 12:00 PM across 24 cities in India. CEED 2021 paper analysis is available below.

CEED 2021 Exam and Question Paper Analysis, Answer Key

Dos and Don'ts for CEED 2021

CEED and UCEED 2021 Exam Day Guidelines

CEED 2021 admit card was released on January 1, 2021. The official notification of CEED 2021 schedule was released by IIT Bombay on September 9. Candidates who applied for CEED under the PwD category could apply for a compensatory time until December 24, 2020. But there are 2 conditions which they need to fulfil in order to do so. The conditions are listed below.

  • Compensatory time for Part A and B is not adjustable or interchangeable 
  • If a candidate used compensatory time in the exam without a valid PwD certificate then he/ she cannot go back to the Birth Category (Open/ General/ SC/ ST/ OBC-NCL.

The application form filling for CEED 2021 began from September 9 and extended until November 10, 2020. Candidates also filled the form by paying a late fee until November 17, 2020. Earlier, the last date to fill the application form without the late fee was October 31, 2020. 

CEED (Common Entrance Exam for Design) is conducted by IIT Bombay for admission in M.Des (Masters in Design) course offered by IIT Bombay, IISc Bangalore, IIT Delhi, IIT Guwahati, IIT Hyderabad, IIT Kanpur and IIITDM Jabalpur. CEED exam is also conducted for admission in PhD programmes offered by IISc Bangalore, IIT Bombay, IIT Guwahati, IIT Hyderabad and IIT Kanpur. Candidates aspiring to appear for CEED exam 2021 can take a look at the CEED 2020 Paper Analysis.

Check out the detailed CEED 2021 Information Brochure!

CEED Quick Updates

  • Jan 21, 2021 12:00 AM: The draft answer key of CEED 2021 has been released for Part A along with the response sheet. The last day to raise objections is January 26, 2021.
  • Jan 21, 2021 12:00 AM: IIT Bombay has also released the question paper of CEED 2021 today.
  • Jan 14, 2021 12:00 AM: CEED 2021 will be held in a single shift from 9 am-12 pm on January 17, 2021.
  • Jan 13, 2021 12:00 AM: With CEED 2021 around the corner, check CEED 2021 Dos and Don'ts here.
  • Jan 12, 2021 11:05 AM: CEED is scheduled to be held on January 17, 2021. Check the list of Colleges Accepting CEED 2021 Score along with the Courses Offered & Fees Charged!
  • Jan 07, 2021 12:00 AM: No changes can be made in the CEED 2021 admit card now.
  • Jan 06, 2021 04:10 PM: IIT Bombay has released the official CEED 2021 mock tests on January 6, 2021.
  • Jan 04, 2021 12:00 AM: Candidates can get changes made in CEED 2021 admit card if there is any discrepancy until January 7, 2021.
  • Jan 01, 2021 12:00 AM: CEED 2021 Admit Card has been released. Candidates can download their admit cards by logging into their respective portals on the official website.
  • Dec 31, 2020 12:00 AM: Candidates can download CEED 2021 admit card from the official website of the exam by entering login details such as registration number and password.
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CEED 2021 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 2021 Important Dates

CEED 2021 important dates are available now, and the candidates can check the official dates of CEED 2021 such as application form filling dates,  



CEED 2021 Online Registration Starts

September 9, 2020

CEED Online Registration Ends

November 10, 2020 

CEED 2021 Online Registration with late fee

November 17, 2020

CEED 2021 Admit Card Availability Date

January 1, 2021

CEED 2021 Exam Date

January 17, 2021 (9 AM-12 PM)

Release of CEED 2021 Draft Answer Key for Part A

January 21, 2021 (Out)

Deadline for Sending Comments About CEED 2021 Draft Answer Key for Part A

January 24, 2021

Release of CEED 2020 Final Answer Key for Part A

January 31, 2021

CEED 2020 Results Date

March 8, 2021

CEED 2020 Scorecard Availability

To be announced

Advantages of Appearing in CEED Entrance Exam

The advantages of appearing in CEED entrance exam are as follows.

  • Once in a lifetime opportunity to study at well-known Design Institutes such as IIT Bombay, IISC Bangalore, IIT Guwahati, IIT Delhi, IIT Kanpur and IIT Hyderabad.

  • Helps candidate in gathering designing skills and knowledge.

  • CEED is equivalent to GATE exam (in designing field only).

  • One of the best designing exam for M.Des.

  • Prepares students for the competitive design industry. 

Stages Involved in CEED Exam

Here are all the stages that are a part of the CEED exam.

  1. Satisfying CEED Eligibility Criteria

  2. CEED Registration cum Application Process

  3. CEED Admit Card availability

  4. Conduct of CEED Entrance Exam

  5. Release of CEED Provisional Answer Key

  6. Release of Final Answer Key after considering the objections raised by the candidates

  7. Declaration of CEED Result

  8. Release of CEED Merit List

  9. Counselling Process

CEED Exam Highlights

Check out the highlights of CEED 2021 exam below.

Conducting Body

Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) - Bombay

Parts of CEED Exam


Application Process


Mode of Exam

Offline & Online (Both)

Duration of Exam

3 Hours (1 Hour for Part A and 2 Hours for Part B)

Negative Marking

Yes (Applicable for Part A Only)

CEED Score Accepting Institutes


Maximum Marks

200 (100 each for both Parts)

CEED 2021 Contact Details

Address: JEE (Advanced)-UCEED-CEED 2020
Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay
Mumbai, Pin Code: 400076
Phone: +91 22 2576 9093/9094/4063
E-mail: ceed@iitb.ac.in
Website: www.ceed.iitb.ac.in

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Related Questions

Can I get into any good Architecture College for M.Arch without clearing any Entrance?

-puneet pattnaikUpdated on October 14, 2020 08:27 PM
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Samiksha Rautela, Student / Alumni

Dear Student, 

To get admission in an M.Arch course, you are either required to qualify a national level entrance exam such as GATECEED, TANCET etc. or sit for institute level entrance exam. Go through the list of Top Private Colleges for M.Arch Admission and M.Arch Admissions 2020 in India to explore some options.

You can also either dial the helpline number 1800-572-9877 (toll-free) or fill the Common Application Form to talk to our admission experts. For the queries related to any course or college, write back in the QnA zone. 


Can I do M.Des Interior Designing through CEED score? If yes, where?

-SP PanjwaniUpdated on August 31, 2020 11:28 PM
  • 1 Answer
Shreya Sareen, CollegeDekho Expert

Dear Student,

M.DesInterior Designing can be done through CEED scores. Top colleges that offer the course can be checked in the list of CEED 2020 Participating Colleges.

Some other top institutes that offer M.Des Interior Design are Maeer's MIT Institute of Design, Pune, Rishihood University (RU), Sonepat, World University of Design (WUD), Sonepat, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj University (CSMU), Navi Mumbai.

For admission-related help, feel free to reach out to our admission experts either by dialling 1800-572-9877 (toll-free) or filling the Common Application Form. In case of more questions, write back to us on the QnA zone ...


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FAQs about CEED

In how many cities are the exam centres of CEED available?

CEED is conducted across about 24 cities in the country.

Do other IITs accept CEED for admission?

Yes, all prominent Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) that offer design courses accept CEED for their admission process. Some of them are IIT Hyderabad, IIT Guwahati, IIT Kanpur, IIT Delhi, IISc Bangalore, and IIITDM Jabalpur.

Is CEED held every year?

Yes, CEED is an annual entrance examination of design which is conducted every year.

For how many years are CEED scores valid?

The validity of CEED scores is one year. Candidates will have to appear for the exam in the same year in which they seek admission.

Is CEED conducted online?

CEED is organised in both online and offline modes.

Is CEED held for PG courses only?

CEED is conducted for shortlisting candidates for the PG and doctorate courses of design. Admission to UG courses is not provided through CEED.

Has the schedule for CEED 2021 been released?

Yes, the exam schedule for CEED 2021 was released by IIT Bombay on September 9, 2020.

Which courses are offered through CEED?

Majorly all the postgraduate and doctorate level design courses are offered through CEED. M.Des and Ph.D are the most popular programmes.

Who conducts the exam of CEED?

CEED is an institute-level entrance exam which is conducted by the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay.

What is the full form of CEED?

The full form of CEED is Common Entrance Exam for Design.

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