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CEED Exam Pattern 2023- Part-A & B, Marking Scheme, Negative Marking, Weightage

Updated By Lam Vijaykanth on 12 Aug, 2022 12:42

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CEED Exam Pattern 2023

CEED exam pattern 2023 is available here. All the CEED 2023 aspirants can check the detailed CEED 2023 exam pattern to have an idea of the important concepts, marking scheme and division of the exam. Candidates can also go through the syllabus and how to prepare for CEED 2023. CEED exam is divided into Part A & Part B, and the exam pattern, duration etc are different for both Part A & B.

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It is advisable for all the CEED aspirants to go through the detailed exam pattern of CEED 2023 so that they can clear all their queries or doubts pertaining to the CEED marking scheme, negative marking in CEED etc. The candidates will also get to know the marking scheme of Part A & B, weightage given during the selection process etc. Scroll down to check the detailed CEED exam pattern 2023.

CEED Exam Pattern 2023 (Detailed)

The detailed CEED 2023 exam pattern can be checked below:

Mode of CEED Exam 2023

Online & Offline (Computer-Based and Pen-Paper Based)

CEED 2023 Exam Language


CEED 2023 Exam Sections

Part A & Part B

Duration of CEED Exam 2023

Three Hours (3 Hours)

Duration of CEED Part A Exam 2023

1 Hour

Number of Questions in CEED Part A Exam 2023

41 Questions

Marks of CEED Part A Exam 2023

100 Marks

Duration of CEED Part B Exam 2023

2 Hours

Number of Questions in CEED Part B Exam 2023    

5 Questions

Marks of CEED Part B Exam 2023    

100 Marks

Negative Marking

Negative marking is applicable for only Part A of CEED exam.

CEED Exam Pattern 2023 for Part A

Check out the exam pattern of CEED 2023 Part A below.

  • 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 NAT, MCQ and MSQ type questions.

  • 2 marks are given for every correct MCQ response while 3 marks are provided for every correct NAT & MSQ response.

  • There is a negative marking for MSQs and MCQs. -0.2 marks are reduced for every incorrect answer in MSQs while -0.3 marks are dedcuted for incorrect answers in MCQs.

  • No negative marking scheme is followed by the NAT questions.

CEED Exam Pattern 2023 for Part B

Given below is the CEED Exam Pattern for 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).

  • A total of 5 questions are asked in this part of CEED.

  • 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 2023 Section-wise Distribution of Questions

As mentioned earlier, the question paper of CEED 2023 can be divided into two major parts - Part A and Part B. CollegeDekho has also provided the candidates with the section-wise division of questions along with the marking scheme in the section below.

Part A:

The Part A section-wise distribution of questions for CEED 2023 is as follows.


Number of Questions

Question NumberMarks for Wrong Answers

Marks Allotted














41 Questions1-41- 100 Marks

It is to be noted that the marking scheme of the different sections of this part varies from each other. All the information related to the marking scheme have been provided by us in the pointers below:

  • For every correct question in the NAT, section candidates will be awarded 3 marks.

  • For every correct question in the MSQ section candidates will be awarded 2 marks.

  • Candidates will be awarded 2 marks for each correct answer in the MCQ section.

  • It is to be noted that there is a scope of negative marking in case the questions are answered incorrectly. 0.6 marks will be deducted for each wrong answer.

Part B:

Here is the section-wise distribution of CEED 2023 Part B.


Number of Questions

Marks Allotted

Form Sensitivity



Problem Identification



Creativity Question



Sketching Question



Visualization Question




5 Questions

100 Marks

If you have any other doubts related to the CEED exam pattern, please ask them through the Q & A section of our website.

CEED 2023 Marking Scheme

As mentioned above, CEED 2023 follows a negative marking scheme but it only applies to MSQs and MCQs of Part A. NAT questions and Part B of CEED 2023 does not have a negative marking. Students must note that 0.2 marks from MSQs and 0.3 marks from MCQs are reduced for every incorrect attempt. Also, no marks are deducted for unattempted questions.

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FAQs about CEED Exam Pattern

How many sketching questions are asked in CEED?

Only one question on sketching is asked in CEED in the Part B exam.

What are the total marks of CEED Part B?

The maximum marks of CEED Part B are 100.

How many questions are asked in the Part A of CEED?

A total of 45 questions are asked in the CEED Part A exam.

What is the marking scheme of CEED in Part A?

In Part A of CEED, 2 marks are given for every correct answer and no marks are deducted for a question left unattempted. In case of a wring answer, 0.6 marks are deducted in the first and third section of the exam and section two does not have any negative marking.

What is the mode of CEED?

CEED is conducted both online and offline. Part A of CEED is a computer-based paper while Part B is a pen and paper based exam.

In which language is the CEED question paper asked?

The CEED question paper is prepared in the English language only.

Does CEED have negative marking?

Negative marking is applicable only in Part A of CEED. Part B does not comprise negative marking.

How much time is allocated for CEED Part B?

Two hours are provided for the Part B of CEED.

What is the duration of Part A of CEED?

The duration of Part A of CEED is 1 hour.

How many sections does CEED have?

The question paper of CEED comprises two sections - Part A and Part B.

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