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CEED 2025: Latest Updates, Eligibility, Registration, Dates, Syllabus, Preparation Tips

By: Sunil Kushwaha

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That is an informative update regarding the Common Entrance Examination for Design (CEED) in 2025. The CEED is indeed a national-level entrance exam conducted by IIT Bombay for admission to the Master of Design (M.Des) programs offered by various prestigious institutions such as IITs, IISc Bangalore, and others. Additionally, candidates who qualify for CEED may also be eligible for enrollment in Ph.D. courses in design.

To ensure eligibility for CEED 2025, interested candidates should keep an eye on the official CEED website for the announcement of application availability and submission deadlines. Aspiring candidates must fill out and submit their application forms within the stipulated time frame to participate in the examination. Moreover, CEED evaluates a candidate’s design aptitude, visual perception ability, logical reasoning, and other relevant skills necessary for pursuing a career in design.

Aspiring candidates should thoroughly prepare for the exam to showcase their creativity and problem-solving abilities. Candidates are encouraged to refer to the official CEED website or the respective institution’s admission guidelines for precise information, eligibility criteria, important dates, and other details related to the application process and examination syllabus.

UCEED NotificationUCEED Important Dates
UCEED Application Form
UCEED Admit CardUCEED Answer key
UCEED ResultUCEED Cut Off
UCEED CounsellingUCEED Eligibility
UCEED SyllabusUCEED Preparation
UCEED Sample Question Papers

CEED 2025 Highlights

Exam NameCEED
Full-FormCommon Entrance Exam for Design
Exam TypesPG Level
Exam LevelNational Level
Course OfferedDesign
Conducting BodyIIT-Bombay
Application ModeOnline
Exam ModeOnline
Exam Date 3rd week of January 2024
Exam Duration03 Hours
Official Websitehttp://www.ceed.iitb.ac.in
HelplineTel: 91 22 2576 4063 / 9093 / 9094
Email ID:ceed@iitb.ac.in

CEED 2025 Important Dates 

Dates are the most awaited news about any exam for candidates willing to apply. The CEED 2025 exam will be held in January 2025 and all the other dates for this exam are given below in the table. 

Important EventsDates (Tentative)
Starting of online registration4th week of September 2024
Last date to register without late fees2nd week of November 2024
Last date to register with late fees Rs.500/-3rd week of November 2024
Admit card will be available from2nd week of January 2025
Date of CEED 2025 exam3rd week of January 2025
Draft Answer Key4th week of January 2025
Final Answer Key4th week of January 2025
Declaration of scorecard1st week of March 2025

CEED 2025 Application Form 

The Application form is on of the crucial steps for the exam procedure. All the candidates who wish to apply for the CEED 2025 exam must fill out the application form as per the instructions. The application form would also be available only on the official website. 

All the other details about the CEED 2025 application forms are given below. 

  • The application form for the UCEED 2025 will be available online on the official website.
  • The start date to submit the application form online on the official website is October 2024. 
  • The last date to submit the application form will be in November 2024. 
  • Any applicant is not allowed to fill out more than one application form.
  • The Candidates filling out the application form will have to upload the documents mentioned in the application form correctly. 
  • The candidates must fill in their information very carefully to avoid further problems. 
  • Make sure to fill in your details, such as Name, Date of birth, and address, in the application form correctly. 
  • You will have to upload all required documents in the application form very carefully, which should be in the format prescribed in the online application form. 
  • Make sure not to forget to note down the information like your registration number, User ID, and Password, as they will be asked to download your admit card. 
  • Candidates must take out the printout of the application form as they have completed it. 
  • No Candidates will have to send any hard copies to the conducting body. 

CEED 2025 Application Fees

After filling out the application form, the candidates will have to pay the application fee as a part of the exam application. The conducting authority sets the application fee and every candidate must pay the application fees. 

If the candidate had submitted the application form without paying the application fee then their application form would be canceled. The application form for CEED 2025 is given below. 

  • For women/ SC/ ST/ PWD Candidates: Rs. 1600/- + GST
  • For all other candidates: Rs. 3200/- + GST
  • The late fees will be Rs. 500/-

CEED 2025 Application Form Correction 

The application form for the CEED 2025 exam will be released in October 2024. After the application form, the candidates who wish to correct their application form will not be able to do that. 

The correction facility if not provided by the conducting authority of the CEED 2025 exam. The candidates are advised to fill out the application form very carefully. 

CEED 2025 Eligibility Criteria 

The official conducting authority sets eligibility criteria. All the candidates applying for the exam have to follow this criterion. If the candidate fails to do so their application form can be cancelled. The CEED 2025 application form is given below. 

ParametersDetails
NationalityThe candidates must be Indian.
Age limit for CEED 2025No age limit. Any candidate can appear for the exam irrespective of their age.
Several CEED exam attemptsThere is no restriction on the number of attempts.
Type of DegreeAny recognized degree/ diploma/ postgraduate degree program of 4 years or 3+2 years (after 10+2 level) or 3 years after 10+2.
Final year students (by July 2024)Candidates in their final year or awaiting their results are also eligible, provided they furnish proof of their eligibility at the time of admission.
GD Arts diploma program (10+5 level)Candidates who have passed the program by July 2025 are also eligible

CEED 2025 Exam Pattern 

Exam pattern is one of the most important information related to the exam. All the candidates preparing for the CEED 2025 exam should read the exam pattern because this exam is a national-level exam that is not easy. Make sure you prepare along with the exam pattern given below. 

Exam Pattern for Part A

ParametersDetails
Mode of examOnline Test
LanguageEnglish
Type of questionsMultiple choice questions, multiple select

questions, and numerical answer questions

Total marks100
Duration1-hour

Exam Pattern for Part B

ParametersDetails
Mode of CEED examPen and paper. ( Offline ) Questions will be displayed on the computer but answers are to be in a booklet provided by the authorities 
LanguageEnglish
Choice of questions Candidates can choose one question from Q 1 to 5 while question number 6, 7, and 8 are mandatory
Number of questions in CEED8
Total marks100
Duration of CEED exam 20252 hours

CEED Exam Part A

SectionNumber of QuestionsQuestion NumberMarks if CorrectMarks if WrongMarks if not AttemptedTotal Marks
NAT81 — 830024
MSQ109 — 183− 0.2030
MCQ2319 — 412− 0.5046
Total411 — 41   100

CEED 2025 exam Part B

SectionNumber of QuestionsQuestion NumberTotal Marks
Sketching1120
Creativity1220
Form Sensitivity1320
Visual Sensitivity1420
Problem Identification1520
Total51 — 5100

CEED 2025 Syllabus 

The syllabus of an exam is a very important part of the exam information. The moment the candidates apply and get dates for the exam they should start preparing the syllabus. This exam would not be easy so prepare accordingly. 

The syllabus for CEED 2025 is given below.

Part A

  • Language and creativity: Ability to understand passages in commonly used English language, Ability to think creatively and out of the box, etc
  • Design thinking and problem-solving: Ability to understand the context and select the most appropriate solution for a given design problem.
  • Observation and design sensitivity: Ability to detect concealed properties in day-to-day life and think critically about them, etc
  • Visualization and spatial ability: Pictorial questions to test the understanding of the transformation of 2D shapes and 3D objects and their spatial relationships.
  • Environmental and social awareness: Environmental factors such as population, pollution, weather, etc., and their implications on infrastructure design, History of art, sculpture, etc
  • Analytical and logical reasoning: Ability to analyze given information logically and select the most appropriate solutions, etc

Part B 

  • Communication skills: Ability to communicate concepts and ideas clearly with the help of text and visuals.
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills: Ability to understand the user and the context, knowledge of properties of materials, plots, stories, etc
  • Drawing: Ability to draw in proportion with good line quality, composition, proportion, perspective, and shading.
  • Creativity: Ability to think out of the box and come up with unique as well as diverse solutions.

CEED 2025 Preparation Tips 

Preparing for an exam is not an easy process, it requires time and a lot of hard work. This exam will not be an easy one with so much competition. So, the candidates preparing for the CEED 2025 exam should prepare with preparation tips to ace this exam. 

The CEED 2025 preparation tips are given below. 

  • The candidates applying for the exam should start preparing the moment they get the syllabus and dates for the exam.
  • As every topic is important you can plan out your time accordingly so that you do not miss out on any important topics from the syllabus. 
  • You can also make a timetable to sort and plan the syllabus and prepare each topic according to the syllabus.
  • You can check previous year’s question papers to get an idea of what kind of questions would be asked in the CEED 2025 exam. 
  • Make sure to start preparing on time so that you do not feel burdened before the exam due to the syllabus left. 
  • Revision is the key to acing this exam, so revise the topics as you cover them so that you do not forget them. 
  • Revise thoroughly before exams at least once as it will help you recall what you have learned in the syllabus as per topics. 
  • You can also solve mock tests and sample papers to check how well you have prepared for the exam and can revise the topics you don’t understand.
  • You can also make notes while studying for the exam to better understand the topics in your syllabus.
  • Read the syllabus carefully to get the idea and do not miss any topic no matter what.
  • Give your best be confident in what you have studied for the exam and be stress-free. 

CEED 2025 Mock Test

The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay will provide the mock test for the Common Entrance Exam for Design 2025. CEED 2025 exam mock test will give candidates a clear idea of exam patterns, challenges likely faced, etc. 

Candidates have to click on the sign-in button on the website to take the CEED 2025 mock test. Practising mock tests is one of the best CEED exam preparation tips suggested by Mentors and experts to ace the CEED 2025 entrance test. 

CEED 2025 Books 

Books are the most easily available and the easiest source to prepare for the exam. There are a lot of other sources as well but books are the best to prepare. The books for CEED 2025 are given below. 

  • CEED 2025 will be an aptitude test and no specific guides or textbooks are recommended for its preparation.
  • The aspirants should practice their drawing, visualization, and rendering skills.
  • The candidates can also practice from the previous year’s question papers on the official CEED website.

CEED 2025 Exam Centres

The exam centres for CEED 2025 can be seen in the given table. 

StateCity
GujaratAhmedabad
KarnatakaBengaluru
Madhya PradeshBhopal
OdishaBhubaneswar
PunjabChandigarh
Tamil NaduChennai
DelhiNew Delhi
AssamGuwahati
TelanganaHyderabad
RajasthanJaipur
West BengalKolkata
Uttar PradeshLucknow
MaharashtraMumbai
Nagpur
Pune
BiharPatna
ChhattisgarhRaipur
KeralaThiruvananthapuram
Thrissur
Ernakulam
Kozhikode
Andhra PradeshVisakhapatnam
GoaPanaji
UttarakhandDehradun

CEED 2025 Admit Card 

Admit cards will be accessible to only those candidates who have filed the application form and paid the application fee. The candidates who would have not done these things will not get admit cards. 

The admit cards for CEED 2025 will be available online on the official website only. The admit cards will be released in January 2025. The details on the admit card would be name, exam centre, etc. 

CEED 2025 Answer Key 

The answer key for CEED 2025 will be released at the end of January 2025. All the candidates could only see the answer key on the official website. The authority would also give candidates the chance to challenge the answer key. 

After all the queries are cleared, the final answer key will only be released on the official website. All the other details will be notified on the website only. 

CEED 2025 Result 

The results of the CEED 2025 exam will be announced in March 2025. The candidates could see their results online on the official website only. As the result is declared, the final candidates will be shortlisted. 

The results for CEED 2025 would be released for all the candidates, and the results for Parts A and B would only be displayed for shortlisted candidates. The result would be easy to download, and candidates must keep it with them for further process

CEED 2025  Cut-Off 

The cut-off for the CEED 2025 exam will only be released in March 2025 for the shortlisted candidates. The cut-off for sections A and B would be released only on the official website. 

The cut-off marks are the authorities and the candidates who score more than those cut-off marks would be allowed for counselling. To qualify for part A, the candidates must score these marks below. 

  • Open category: 10%
  • OBC-NCL- 9%
  • SC/ST/PW- 5%

CEED 2025 Counseling 

Counselling for CEED 2025 is the last step in the exam procedure. The candidates who would be shortlisted would only be invited for CEED 2025 counselling. The candidates would be able to choose their courses. 

The candidates who would be called for counselling will also have to bring some documents with them for verification, which are mentioned below. 

  • CEED score card
  • Qualifying exam certificate
  • Valid photo ID
  • Class 10 certificate or date of birth certificate
  • Category certificate if applicable
  • Class 12 certificate

CEED 2025 List of Participating IITs

The list of participating IITs for CEED 2025 is given below. 

EED Exam Institute Program
Centre for Product Design and Manufacturing, IISc Bangalore
  • MDes in Product Design and Engineering PhD in Design
Industrial Design Centre, IIT Bombay
  • MDes in Industrial Design, Communication Design, Animation, Interaction Design, Mobility and Vehicle DesignPhD in Design
Department of Design, IIT Delhi
  • MDes in Industrial Design
Department of Design, IIT Guwahati
  • MDes in DesignPh.D. in Design
Department of Design, IIT Hyderabad
  • MDes in Visual Design PhD in Design
Design Programme, IIT Kanpur
  • MDes in Design*PhD in Design
Design Discipline, IIITDM Jabalpur 
  • MDes in Design*Ph.D. in Design
IIT Roorkee 
  • MDes in Design*Ph.D. in Design
Sunil Kushwaha

As a dedicated Biology Science graduate, I'm passionate about sharing the latest updates in national and state entrance exams through my blog. I aim to keep aspiring students informed about exam trends, important dates, and changes in syllabi. With a keen interest in education, I strive to offer valuable insights for students navigating the competitive landscape of entrance examinations and admission tests. Stay updated with me.

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