Common Entrance Examination for Design (CEED) Syllabus and Paper Pattern

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Syllabus and Paper Pattern for CEED 2015


Common Entrance Examination for Design (CEED) is an entrance examination held by Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT Bombay) for admission to Master of Design (M.Des.) and PhD programmes in Design at some of the well known institutes like IISc Bangalore, IIT Bombay, IIT Delhi, IIT Guwahati, IIT Hyderabad and IIT Kanpur.

CEED Test Pattern

The CEED test is divided into two parts: Part A and Part B. Each part has 50 questions. The weight-age of each question is 2 marks. There is 0.5 negative marking for incorrect answer.

  • Part A- This part is basically a screening test in which you need to aim to score high to be at least eligible for the next section. One hour is allotted for this section.
  • Part B – The marks scored in this section will be used to calculate the merit list. This section will have questions on design and hand drawing. Two hours will be allotted for this section.

CEED Test Syllabus

CEED test comprises of questions from different fields related to design like:

  • Awareness of design
  • General awareness
  • Comprehension
  • Reasoning psychological analysis
  • Visual ability
  • Lateral thinking
  • Skill setting

You should keep yourself updated with the all the latest news and trends related to the field as well as general awareness of the current affairs.

Books to Prepare for CEED Test

There are no specific textbooks or other books for guidance to prepare for CEED test other than previous year’s question prepares available at CEED website ( There is only one book that you can refer for your assistance that is:

Seeds for CEED (English) by Bhushan Patil– This book is for applicants who want to get into the steam for Design. This book is especially for the applicants who opting for Masters in Design courses available at IISC’s and IIT’s in India.

For further details you can also visit the institute websites as mentioned in our previous piece of writing “Common Entrance Examination for Design (CEED) 2015”.

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