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CEED 2021 Exam and Question Paper Analysis (Out), Answer Key (Out)

Sukriti Vajpayee
Sukriti VajpayeePublished On: February 01, 2021 | CEED

CEED 2021 was held on January 17, 2021. The exam analysis of CEED 2021 includes the difficulty level and evaluation of the exam. Candidates can go through the CEED Jan 17 Exam Analysis to evaluate their performance and calculate their expected scores.

CEED Paper Analysis

The Common Entrance Examination for Design (CEED) is conducted every year and it is one of the most popular design entrance exams in India. It is used for shortlisting candidates for admission to the Master of Design (M.Des) programmes in the CEED participating colleges. CEED 2021 was successfully conducted on January 17, 2021, by IIT Bombay and the final answer key was released on January 31, 2021.

The detailed exam analysis of CEED 2021 has been provided here. Candidates who appeared for CEED 2021 can find all the details of the exam in this article. The difficulty level of the exam has also been given along with the section-wise analysis.

CEED 2021 Exam Analysis

The total duration of CEED 2021 was 3 hours. The overall exam analysis of the exam can be found in the table given below.



Exam Name


Total Duration

3 Hours

Total Sections

Part A: 3 Sections

Part B: 1 Section

Part A Duration

1 Hour

Part B Duration

2 Hours

Total Questions in Part A

41 Questions

Total Marks for Part A

100 Marks

Total Questions in Part B

5 Questions

Total Marks for Part B

100 Marks

Difficulty Level of Part A


Difficulty Level of Part B

To be Updated

Overall Difficulty Level

Moderate to Difficult

Negative Marking

Yes (only in Part A)

CEED 2021: Section-Wise Exam Analysis

Check out the section-wise exam analysis of CEED 2021 below.


Total Number of Questions

Total Marks

Difficulty Level

Part A: NATs

8 Questions

30 Marks

Moderately Difficult

Part A: MSQs

10 Questions

20 Marks

Moderately Difficult

Part A: MCQs

23 Questions

50 Marks


Part B

5 Questions

100 Marks

Moderately Difficult


46 Questions

200 Marks

Moderate to Difficult

CEED 2021: Part A Detailed Exam Analysis

The Part A of CEED 2021 comprised three sections and candidates had to complete this part in one hour. According to the CEED 2021 exam analysis, the difficulty level of the paper was moderate. The three sections of CEED Part A included Numerical Answer Type (NAT), Multiple Select Questions (MSQ), and Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ).

The students reported that they took about 25 minutes to answer the numerical answer type questions and they were moderately difficult. Many students found the multiple choice questions relatively easy and the select questions were moderately difficult as well. As per the test-takers, time was a major constraint in completing CEED 2201 Part A.

CEED 2021: Part B Detailed Exam Analysis

In Part B of CEED 2021, there were 5 questions asked and candidates found the questions a bit confusing. Questions of this section were based on 2D graphics icon, character design, and problem identification on a toothbrush and mixer grinder. Each question in part B was to be answered on a separate page and some of the candidates found it difficult to understand. The Part B of CEED assesses the candidate's drawing, creativity, communication skills, and problem identification skills.

CEED 2021 Marking Scheme

Refer to the table given below to know the marking scheme of CEED 2021.

PartType of QuestionsMarks for Every Correct AnswerMarks for Every Incorrect Answer
Part ANAT+2-0
Part BForm Sensitivity20 (allocated marks)-0
Creativity Question20 (allocated marks)-0
Problem Identification20 (allocated marks)-0
Visualization Question20 (allocated marks)-0
Sketching Question20 (allocated marks)-0

CEED 2021 Question Paper & Answer Key PDF (Out)

Find CEED 2021 question paper and answer key below:

CEED 2021 Question Paper

CEED 2021 Answer Key

Related Links:

CEED 2021 Cutoff

CEED 2021 Merit List

CEED 2021 Participating Institutes

CEED 2021 Counselling Process

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