CEED Cut off 2020: Result, Admission and Much More!!

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CEED Entrance Exam The CEED 2020 Cut off is the minimum marks prescribed by the selection board for the selection of candidates. The Merit list of the candidate will be designed on these Cut off scores. Aspirants who apply for the colleges need to clear the Cut off to finally get selected for their dream college. The previous year CEED Cut off was based on various parameters like numbers of appearing candidates, total numbers of seats, and the difficulty level of the examination.

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Highlights Of Exam

Name of Examination Common Entrance Exam for Design (CEED)
Conducting Body IIT Bombay
Mode of Application Online
Courses Offered Master of Design (M.Des) and PhD (Design)
Official Website ceed.iitb.ac.in
Mode of Examination Online and Offline
No. of Seats Available Approx. 144
In case of queries ceed@iitb.ac.in

Important Dates

IIT, Bombay has announced the entrance exam dates for CEED 2020 as listed below:
Events Dates
Release of CEED Notification 2020 September 20, 2019
CEED 2020 Registration Begins October 9, 2019
Last day to submit the CEED 2020 Application Form November 15, 2019 (11:55 p.m.)
Online registration for CEED 2020 with late fee November 20, 2019
Issue of CEED 2020 Admit Card December 27, 2020
CEED and UCEED 2020 Exam Date January 18, 2020
Release of draft CEED Answer Key January 21, 2020
Last date to challenge CEED answer key January 27, 2020
Release of final answer key of CEED February 4, 2020
CEED Result 2020 March 4, 2020

Factors that determine CEED Cut off

CEED 2020 cutoff will be influenced by many factors, such as
  • Previous years’ cutoff trends
  • The difficulty level of the question paper
  • Performance of candidates in CEED 2020
  • Total number of candidates appearing for CEED 2020
  • Total number of sanctioned seats in each programme

CEED Cut off 2020

Paper A will be of 1 hour and a total of 100 marks will be allotted for the same. The question type will be of multiple type questions (MCQs) and Numerical Answer Type (NAT). In order to qualify in part A, the candidates will have to score the minimum percentage specified for their respective category. The CEED cutoff for various categories will be calculated in the following manner given in the table:
Categories Cutoff marks for Open category Cutoff marks for OBC-NCL category- Cutoff marks for ST, SC, PWD category
CEED cutoff 2020 X + ½ Σ, where X is the average marks scored by the candidate in Part A and Σ is the standard deviation The cutoff for shortlisting candidates who fall under OBC-NCL category candidates will be 90% of the open category. The cutoff for shortlisting candidates under SC, ST, PWD category will be 50% of the open category.
Candidates must score equal to or more than the given below minimum marks in Part A to be shortlisted for part B

CEED 2020 Examination Cut off

Category Qualifying Marks in Part A Qualifying CEED score
PwD 19 15
SC 19 15
Open 38 30
OBC 34.2 27
ST 19 15

Category-wise Minimum % of marks needed to qualify CEED 2020 Part-A

Category CEED 2020 Cutoff (Minimum percentage of marks in Part A to be shortlisted)
Open/General 10%
OBC (NCL) 9%
SC/ ST/ PwD 5%

CEED Part B Cut off

Part B will consist of eight questions of 100 marks. Questions 1 to 5 is allotted 20 marks each, candidates will be given an option to attempt any one of these questions. A normalised score ‘S’ will be calculated by using the following formula: S = {(m − μi) Σ / σi} + A, wherein
  • m= the raw marks obtained in question i
  • μi = the average of the raw marks obtained by all candidates who opted for the question i
  • σi = the standard deviation of the raw marks secured by all candidates who answered the question i
  • A = 20 and Σ = 5 the average and the standard deviation, respectively, of the distribution of scores ‘S’. If the calculated ‘S’ score for any candidates is below 0, all such scores will be capped at 0, and if the calculated ‘S’ score for any candidate is above 40, all such scores will be capped at 40.
Marks obtained by the candidate in other questions in part B will be added to ‘S’ for securing the part B score.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)


Q. Who is eligible for the CEED exam?

A. For M.Des  Candidate must have a valid CEED score. A minimum of 55% marks (50% marks in case of SC/ST) or equivalent grades in the qualifying examination. Bachelor’s degree in Engineering / Architecture / Design/ Interior Design or equivalent (4 years duration after 10+2). Or simply Click Here to get full details

Q. What is the difference between UCEED and CEED?

A. CEED is for Masters after Graduate M.Des and UCEED is for Undergraduate B. Des UCEED is open to all nationals (Indian/Foreign).

Q. How many students appeared for CEED 2019?

A. As per the official website, 1165 Candidates Qualified in Common Entrance Exam for Design (CEED), out of the 5491 candidates who appeared for CEED 2019. The entrance exam was conducted on January 19, 2019. CEED is a joint entrance examination held for admission into Master of Design (M.Des.)

Q. What is IIT CEED?

A. The Common Entrance Examination for Design (CEED) is a joint entrance exam for post-graduate studies in the field of technological design held annually jointly at all IITs and Indian Institute of Science (IISc).

Q. Does UCEED have drawing?

A. Although UCEED 2020 will be a computer-based test and will not have a drawing section, there will be questions based on the fundamentals of drawing.

Q. What is the CEED exam?

A. The Common Entrance Examination for Design (CEED) is a joint entrance exam for post-graduate studies in the field of technological design held annually jointly at all IITs and Indian Institute of Science (IISc).

Q. How do I prepare for CEED 2020?

A. A minimum of 2 to 3 hours should be given to the CEED 2020 exam preparation. Practice with CEED 2020 Sample Papers: Unlike other entrance exams, CEED is a hands-on exam which requires a lot of practice and observation.

Q. What is the full form of UCEED?

A. Undergraduate Common Entrance Exam for Design (UCEED) is a computer-based entrance examination conducted by the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay under the guidance of the UCEED Admissions Committee for admission to the Bachelor of Design (B. Des.) degree programme.

Q. How many times can I give UCEED?

A. A candidate can attempt UCEED for a maximum of two times and that too in consecutive years.

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