CEED   Entrance Exam


What is CEED? 

Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay (IIT Bombay) conducts Common Entrance Examination for Design (CEED) to provide admission to aspirants in Master of Design (MDes) and PhD programmes offered at colleges accepting CEED scores. Each year, more than 5,000 students appear for the CEED exam. 

CEED exam has two parts – A and B. Part A consists of objective type questions (to be attempted in online mode) whereas part B of the exam contains subjective questions (to be attempted in offline mode). CEED Part B tests the design, drawing and writing skills of the candidate. 


CEED Result 2022

The results of CEED 2022 has been declared by IIT Bombay on March 8. The results would include the marks obtained by candidates in Part A for all candidates who have appeared in the CEED 2022 entrance exam. However, the marks of Part B will only be released only for shortlisted candidates. It may be noted that the shortlist will be prepared based on Part A marks. Also, all shortlisted candidates will be issued a rank.  

Part B is descriptive and as such it will be evaluated holistically based on the criteria mentioned in the question paper. Also, the evaluated Answer Booklet for Part B will not be released to the candidate. In addition, there will be no provision to re-evaluate either Part A or Part B. 

  • The scorecard of CEED 2022 can be downloaded from March 12 onward. The last date to download the scorecard is June 14, 2022.  
  • The scorecard has to be released online and has to be downloaded through the candidate portal. Hard copies of the scorecard will not be sent to the candidate.
  • The final CEED score will be calculated by giving 25% weightage to Part A and 75% weightage to Part B.
  • The CEED 2022 scorecard will be valid for a period of ONE year from the date of declaration of results.
  • The scorecard can't be used as proof of date of birth, category or disability status.


CEED Cutoff 2022

IIT Bombay will release cutoff marks for Part A, which contains objective-type questions. However, no cut-off marks will be released for the subjective-based Part B. The cut-off marks for Part A will be category-specific. Candidates who meet the cutoff criteria for Part A will be shortlisted and their Part B answer books will be evaluated.

Key points related to CEED 2022 Cut-off marks for Part A

  1. The cutoff marks would be released only for Part A; no cutoffs will be released for Part B 
  2. The category-specific cutoff marks would be calculated using a pre-defined formula.
  3.  Part B will be evaluated only for shortlisted candidates or such candidates who meet the cutoff in their respective categories
  4. Part B will be evaluated manually.


CEED 2022 Exam Highlights

Criteria Particulars
Exam Name Common Entrance Examination for Design                                                                             
Exam Frequency                                                                                                   Once a year
Exam Mode Online and Offline
Exam Duration 3 hours
Test Takers 5,564 (CEED 2020)
Official Website http://www.ceed.iitb.ac.in/2022/



How to Fill CEED Application Form 2022?

The CEED registration process is now closed. All eligible candidates can apply online for CEED on the official website of the exam. The CEED application fee is Rs 3,200 for General category male candidates and Rs 1,600 for all females and candidates belonging to SC/ST/PwD category. Check quick steps to fill the CEED registration and application form below.

  • Visit the official website of the exam - http://www.ceed.iitb.ac.in/2022/
  • Click on the Registration Portal button
  • Click on the Register button
  • Enter email ID
  • Click on the Register button 
  • Click on the activation URL sent on email ID
  • Fill all the details in the CEED registration form
  • Click on the Register button
  • Select the name of your qualifying exam and year of passing
  • Click on the mobile verification link and enter the received OTP
  • Login to your registered account and fill the CEED application form
  • Upload all the prescribed documents
  • Pay CEED application fee in online mode


CEED 2022 Eligibility Criteria

CEED 2022 eligibility criteria as stated by IIT Bombay requires aspirants to complete their degree/diploma / postgraduate degree programme of a minimum of three years after 10+2 level education or candidates should give the final examination of such a programme by July 2022. Apart from these criteria, candidates are also eligible to take the CEED exam if they had passed GD Arts diploma programme (10+5 level) by July 2022.

Age Limit: There is no age limit to apply for the CEED exam. Aspirants can appear for CEED multiple times.


CEED Admit Card 2022

The admit card for CEED 2022 is now available for download. Candidates appearing in the design exam need to download the admit card, take out a printout and take it with them to the exam centre, along with a valid photo id proof. The admit card will contain exam-day details, including date and time of the CEED 2022 exam, roll number, and name and address of the allotted exam centre. In addition, the admit card will also carry guidelines that the candidate has to follow at the exam centre and while taking the exam.

The admit card would be required even after the exam is over; at the time of counselling and admission. So, candidates need to keep it safe.  


CEED 2022 - Exam-day guidelines 

  • Arrive at the exam center on time.
  • Document checklist - Bring with you the admit card and a photo ID proof.
  • Don't carry non-essential stuff with you, as exam officials may not arrange for a baggage counter.
  • Maintain exam decorum, including following instructions given by the invigilator, wearing a decent dress, and not adopting unfair means like cheating.
  • Don't carry electronic gadgets, written material or any illegal items inside the exam hall
  • Follow COVID guidelines, like maintaining social distancing, wearing masks, and carrying a hand sanitiser.


CEED 2022 Admission Process

CEED selection process comprises five steps. Candidates can go through the steps that are to be followed as part of the CEED admission process below.

Step 1: Fill CEED 2022 Application Form

Candidates have to apply for the exam by filling the CEED application form on the official website of the exam. The application fee for the CEED exam is non-refundable. Aspirants can pay CEED application fee by credit card, debit card or net banking. 

Step 2: Download CEED 2022 Admit Card

Aspirants can download CEED admit card from the official website of the exam. It is mandatory for candidates to carry a coloured printout of their CEED admit card to the exam centre on the test day.

Step 3: Give CEED 2022 Exam

The exam pattern for CEED is such that the test is divided into two parts – A and B. CEED Part A exam comprises of objective type questions and Part B has design as well as drawing questions.

Step 4: Check CEED Result

CEED results are declared on the official website of the design entrance exam. Candidates can check CEED score and rank by logging in to their registered accounts. It may be noted that part B of CEED is evaluated for only those aspirants who had qualified Part A of the exam.

Minimum Marks to Qualify CEED 2022 Part A Exam
Open                                                               10%                                                                
Open-NCL 9%
SC/ST/PwD 5%

Step 5: Check Admission Status Post CEED 2022 Exam

Clearing CEED exam does not guarantee admission in any of the colleges accepting CEED exam scores. After qualifying for CEED exam, aspirants need to appear for admission tests as well as interviews conducted by the admitting colleges. After this, merit lists for admissions are released by respective colleges that take part in CEED exam joint counselling as well as those institutes that are part of the exam on result sharing basis.