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CEED Syllabus 2024 (Released)- Section-wise Topics

Updated By surbhi sharma on 15 Mar, 2023 07:41

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CEED Syllabus 2024

CEED Syllabus 2024: The syllabus of CEED 2024 has been revised. The CEED 2024 syllabus is very crucial for all those students who wish to appear for CEED 2024 entrance examinations. IIT Bombay has introduced a revised syllabus for candidates who wish to appear for CEED. However, the syllabus for CEED 2024 will come into effect from the year 2024. In the revised syllabus introduced by IIT Bombay few of the new topics have been added, and in some cases the older topics have been split.

Common Entrance Test for Design (CEED) will be conducted by Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay. CEED exam is conducted for candidates who wish to seek admission in M.Des (Master of Design) and PhD programs that are offered by the IIT Bombay, IISC Bangalore, IIT Delhi, IIT Hyderabad, IIT Guwahati, IIT Kanpur and other few institutions. CEED 2024 score obtained by the candidates can be used for admission to various other institutions in the country that accept CUEED score.

CEED Syllabus 2024  ( Revised Syllabus PDF Available)

The syllabus for CEED 2024 like previous years will be divided into two parts- Part A and Part B.  The first part (Part A) is divided into topics such as visualization and spatial ability,  environmental and social awareness,, language and creativity, analytical and logical reasoning, design thinking and problem-solving, and design and observation sensitivity. On the other hand, the second part (Part B) of the syllabus includes creativity, drawing, Problem identification skills, and communication skills. The students can check the below-mentioned details of various parts of the syllabus for CEED 2024. The candidates must also check examination pattern and marking scheme after going through the syllabus for CEED 2024

Revised Syllabus for CEED 2024 General Pointers

  •  The revised syllabus should be followed only by candidates if they are appearing in the CEED 2024 entrance exam.
  • The CEED question paper consists of two parts- part A and part B. The revised syllabus is released for both the parts.
  • Part A of CUEED 2024 question paper will consist of objective type questions while part B will consist of drawing questions.
  • While going through the revised syllabus for CEED 2023, the candidates must also go through the CEED exam pattern.
  • The final score of the candidate for CUEED 2024 exam will be based on giving 25% weightage to part A and 75% weightage to part B.
  • Candidates should take note that they will need to pass part A to be eligible to appear in part B of CUEED 2024 exam.

 CEED 2024 Additions in Revised Syllabus

 Some of the changes that have been included in the CEED 2024 Syllabus include the addition of a new topic Practical and scientific knowledge. Another topic design thinking and problem solving has been replaced by adding a new topic, art and design knowledge. The topic language and creativity topic is split into two new individual topics language and creativity.

CEED Syllabus 2024 for Part A and Part B

The students can go through the list of important areas that constitute the syllabus for CEED 2024. They can go through the highlights of Part A and Part B syllabus as mentioned in the table given below. 

Part A 

Part B


  • Visualization and Spatial Reasoning
  • Practical and Scientific Knowledge
  • Observation and Design Sensitivity
  • Environment and Society
  • Analytical and Logical Reasoning
  • Language 
  • Creativity 
  • Art and Design Knowledge
  • Design methods and Practices
  • Drawing
  • Creativity
  • Communication Skills
  • Problem Identification

The students can refer to the important aspects in detail about the syllabus for CEED 2024. The detailed outline for both Part A and Part B syllabus is mentioned below. 

CEED Syllabus 2024 Part A

  • Visualization and spatial ability: In this section, students will be asked questions related to Pictorial and diagrammatic patterns to test the understanding of 2D shapes and 3D objects and their spatial relationships. This section also scrutinizes student’s ability and capability of transformation of 2D shapes and 3D objects. 
  • Environmental and social awareness: As the name indicates, this section tests the knowledge of the students about general awareness about different natural and environmental factors such as population, climate, water, soil, pollution, vegetation, natural resources etc. The students' awareness about environmental implication on design of different products, images and infrastructure is also considered. The syllabus also enhances awareness about design terminologies, history of the designed artifact,  social and cultural connection with design, and socially responsible and environmentally  sustainable design responses. The students are also introduced to history of art and design. 
  • Analytical and logical reasoning: The students in this case need to apply all their analytical and logical reasoning ability to reach a conclusion. They need to weigh the responses, opinions, arguments, or solutions that are provided for any given situation. The students need to deduce substantial logic from a given small passage. They need to analyze the most suitable and accurate response to a given situation..
  • Language and creativity: In this section, The student’s ability to comprehend passages that are commonly used in the English language will be tested. Language and Creativity also tests  the ability to think creatively in terms of alternatives. The students' approach of thinking out of the box and ability to explore new innovations are also assessed through this section. 
  • Design thinking and problem solving: The syllabus includes the student's ability to understand the context in a given situation. Their approach of problem solving and thinking design creatively are the key components of this section. The students must be able to decipher the different types of users and the constraints they might incur and select the most appropriate solution for a given design problem.
  • Observation and design sensitivity: Student’s must have the ability to detect hidden properties in day-to-day life and think critically about them. Ability to discern subtle differences in visual properties of any design  and aesthetic outcomes as per the demands of the clients. 

CEED Syllabus 2024 Part B

  • Drawing: In this part of the syllabus the skills of drawing ability is checked. The students must be able to draw products, people or scenes in accurate proportion with good line quality, proportion, perspective, composition, and shading.
  • Creativity: The students must have the ability to think creatively and suggest something that has not hit anyone’s mind. They should have the ability to think out of the box when it comes to designing. They should be able to provide solutions to problems. 
  • Communication skills: One of the best skills that every student of design must possess. They should be able to communicate design concepts and their ideas clearly with the help of visuals or texts. 
  • Problem identification skills: The aspiring students of design must have the ability to understand the user and the context. They also must have the knowledge of properties of materials and their appropriate use in design.

Important Topics for CEED Exam

CEED Exam is an aptitude based and skill specific exam. Therefore candidates need to work on their drawing and visualization skill set. To get a better understanding about the trend of topics asked, candidates can go through CEED previous year questions. Based on the trends of the past year questions some of the important questions are listed below.

Perspective Design

Colour Theory, Color Schemes and color Compositions

Still Life Drawings, Eye Levels and Symmetrical Drawing Concepts, Object drawings from everyday life

Basic and advanced Human Drawings

Basics of materials and manufacturing processes

Problem Identification & Design Problem Solving

Study of Objects and Lateral Thinking

Interface design & Product Design

Problem identification and solving

Color Rendering and Design

Means of Advertisement-Visual Communication

Communication Skills

Creative Writing Skills

Drawing Ability and Skills

Logical Reasoning

Design Concepts

Interaction Design and Visual Communication

Placement of different figures proportionally

Anatomy, Proportions and Divisions

Geometrical and Design Exercise

Basics of Drawing- Lines and Shapes, Perspective Design

Scale and Proportion, Logo Design, Product Designing

Compositional sense

Perspective- Types and Usage

Books for Preparation of CEED 2024 Exam

Rendering in Pen and Ink 

Robert Gill 

Perspective Drawing Handbook 

Joseph D’Amelio 

Art perception 

David Cycleback 

CEED (M.Des) Study Materials


Seeds for CEED

Bhushan Patil

Design Drawing 

Francis DK Ching

How to Prepare for CEED 2024 Syllabus?

To help the candidates in the preparation for CEED exam we at CollegeDekho have compiled a list of pointers that they can go through.

  • Follow the CEED syllabus thoroughly; note that starting CEED 2024, candidates need to follow a revised syllabus. 
  • Make a monthly timetable, a weekly time-table, and a daily time-table
  • Solve previous  year question papers, sample papers and mock tests

CEED Exam Specific Instructions

Candidates should go through the exam specific instructions listed below.

  • Candidates need to carry their own stationary such as pencils, sketch pens, crayons, poster colors, and materials.
  • The questions for part A and part B questions will appear on the computer screen of the candidates.
  • Questions for part A questions must be answered on a computer by the candidates while part B questions, on the other hand, need to be answered in the answer book

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FAQs about CEED Syllabus

Can I complete the syllabus of CEED in six months?

Yes, you can easily complete the syllabus of CEED in six months and with the correct preparation strategy, you can obtain a great score in the exam as well.

Are current affairs asked in CEED?

Some questions based on current affairs are asked in the Part A of CEED.

Has IIT Bombay recommended any specific test books or guide for the exam preparation of CEED?

IIT Bombay has not recommended any particular books or guides for the CEED preparation. However, candidates will have to work on their drawing skills, and enhance their creativity and problem idendentifying skills. As a part of preparation, they must also solve the previous year's question papers.

Is the syllabus of CEED vast?

No, the syllabus of CEED is not vast as such and candidates can easily complete it with a good preparation strategy.

How much time is required to complete the syllabus of CEED?

The time required for the completion of CEED syllabus varies from candidate to candidate Ideally, the whole syllabus can be covered in six to eight months.

What are the sections of CEED Part B?

The following sections are asked in Part B of CEED: Communication Skills, Creativity, Analytical and Problem Solving Skills, and Drawing.

Which topics of grammar and language are asked in CEED?

The topics of English Language and Grammar asked in CEED are articles, verb patterns tenses, active and passive voice, vocabulary, comprehension, and basic English grammar.

Which sections are asked in the Part A of CEED?

Part A of CEED comprises the following sections: Visualization and Spatial Ability, Environmental and Social Awareness, Language and Creativity, Analytical and Logical Reasoning, Design Thinking and Problem Solving, and Observation and Design Sensitivity.

Is the CEED syllabus different for Part A and Part B?

Yes, the syllabus of CEED is different for Part A and Part B of the exam. The exam pattern of both sets is also different.

Has the syllabus of CEED 2021 been changed?

No, the syllabus of CEED 2021 has not been revised and it is the same as that of previous years.

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