CEED Exam Pattern – CEED 2019


The CEED Exam Pattern was announced by IIT Bombay on 25 September. CEED Paper Pattern will goive the candidate a fair idea about the examination.

The Exam Patten comprises of crucial details like the marking scheme, CEED Total marks, test mode, total time duration, section-wise weightage, the language of question paper, and more. Knowing these details will help the aspirants to prepare in a better way for the exam.

CEED will be conducted on 19 January in in two parts on January 19. Part A will be a screening test for evaluating the candidates for Part B, while Part B will be considered for the preparation of merit list.

Here are the complete details regarding the CEED Exam Pattern.

Highlights of CEED Exam Pattern

  • The Exam duration is 3 Hours or 180 minutes.
  • Part A of the exam will be of 1 hour in duration
  • Part B of the exam will be of 2 hours in duration
  • CEED will be conducted in only English language
  • Part A will be held in online mode for evaluating the candidates for part B.
  • Whereas, in part B they will be required to attempt the paper on the answer sheet provided to them.
  • Part A of CEED will consist of objective type questions (MCQ, MSQ and NAT).
  • Part B will test the candidates Designing and sketching capabilities.
  • Only Part B of the CEED Exam will be considered for making the merit list.
  • Whereas, Part B will be evaluated of only those candidates whose Part A has been shortlisted.
  • Negative marking is only applicable for Part A of the CEED.

Types of Question in CEED

Part A will consist of the following questions.

  • Design aptitude
  • Language and creativity
  • Visual and spatial ability
  • The analytical and logical reasoning
  • Observation and design sensitivity
  • Environmental and social awareness
  • Part A consist of 3 sections – NAT, MSQ and MCQ.
  • Section 1 consists of 10 questions of three marks.
  • Section 2 consists of 10 questions of two marks.
  • Section 3 consists of 25 questions of 2 marks each and for every incorrect, there is negative marking of 0.6 mark

Part B will consist of questions from the following topics

  • This part will assess the candidates’ drawing, designing and writing skills. The questions will appear on the computer screens, but the answers are to be given on the sheet given by the examiner. The answer sheets will be checked manually.
  • There will be a total of eight questions in this part. O Candidates will have the option to attempt any one of these questions and the last three questions are compulsory.
  • Candidates can attempt any one of the questions from 1,2,3,4 and 5. However, the last three questions 6, 7 and 8 are compulsory to attain. The total marks for Part B is 100.
  • There is no prescribed marking scheme of Section B of the CEED Exam.

So, this was the CEED Exam Pattern for the candidates. Candidates note that there is no prescribed marking scheme for Section B of CEED. Also, note that no stationary would be provided by the authorities for Section B of the exam. Candidates are advised to  bring their own pencils, sketch pens, poster colours, and other drawing materials.