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CEED Exam Pattern

Exam Pattern

  • The question paper contains two parts - Part A and Part B. The duration of Part A is one hour. The duration of Part B is two hours.
  • Questions of Part A and Part B will appear on the computer. Answers to Part A have to be entered in the computer. Answers to Part B have to be given in the answer book provided by the invigilator.
  • Part A contains 3 sections: Section I, Section II and Section III.
  • Part A based on Visual and Spatial Ability, Environmental and Social Awareness, Analytical and Logical Reasoning, Language, Observation and Design sensitivity of the candidate.
  • The Part B will be including Drawing questions.
  • Test Duration - 3 Hours 
  • Total Marks - 200
  • Marking System -
    • Part A, Section I, Each correct answer will be awarded 3 marks. Questions not attempted will be awarded zero marks. There is no negative or partial marking for this section.
    • Part A, Section II, The candidate gets 2 marks only if she / he selects all the correct answers for a given MSQ. Questions not attempted will be awarded zero marks. There is no negative or partial marking for this section.
    • Part A, Section III, Each correct answer will be awarded 2 marks and each wrong answer will be awarded -0.6 marks. Questions not attempted will be awarded zero marks.
    • Part B carries a total of 100 marks. It contains 8 questions. You may choose to answer any ONE of Questions 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5. Questions 6, 7 and 8 are mandatory. Each question must be answered on the page(s) designated for that question in the answer book. Additional instructions to Part B questions are provided in the answer book.

How to prepare

Preparation Strategy

Be Creative

Since it is an Architecture exam you need to be creative and artistic. Learn and practice how to sketch a 3D picture on a 2D medium.


An Architect should explore and try to learn from everything. You never know where you can find a beautiful building and at times even an ugly building can be an inspiration. Learn not to make the mistakes that architect made. If you follow the above rules, road to success is clear for you.

Make a proper Time Table

It is very important that you make a timetable and stick to it and you will have an exact idea of what you are required to study and the time required for it.

Concept clarity rather than rote learning

It is essential that you have a clear idea of the formulas and concepts rather than rote learning of things for the papers. While you might require it for memorizing formulas it is important that for other stuff you make sure you clear your basics and concepts before moving on.

Prepare Notes

It is very important to make small notes or a comprehensive list of formulas on each covered topic and chapter which will come in handy at the time of revision. This will require you to be regular with your work but will surely make things easy at the time of revision.

Solve Previous years Papers

Solving previous years’ papers will provide you the idea of not only the type of questions but also the level of difficulty. This will also give you opportunity to practice a lot.

Get it checked

Seeking help from knowledgeable persons is not a bad idea. Unless someone shows you your weak areas by pointing out the mistakes, practicing will only make you perfect in doing wrong things.

Duration : 6 Hours

Important Instructions

Reporting time: Candidates should report at the examination center at 08:00hrs(120minutes before the scheduled commencement of the examination). This is to record the biometric information (thumb impression and photograph) before appearing for the examination. Identity proof: The candidate should also bring a photo identity proof (original) along with the admit card to the examination centre. Candidates will not be admitted to the examination centre without a proper admit card and an identity proof (college issued identity card, passport, driving license, PAN card, Voter ID or Aadhaar card). Candidates must bring their own pencils, sketch pens, poster colors and other drawing materials for the examination. Candidates should not bring drawing sheets to the examination hall. Electronic gadgets such as mobile phones, calculators, etc. are NOT allowed in the examination hall. Use of any electronic gadget will make the candidate disqualified. The seating arrangement will be displayed on the notice board of the examination centre.

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