Detailed CEED Syllabus – CEED 2019


The CEED Syllabus will be prescribed by the governing authority – IIT Bombay. CEED Syllabus will comprise of the topics from which questions will be asked from.

As prescribed by the CEED Exam Pattern, the exam is divided into two parts, Part A and Part B. Syllabus will be separate for both the parts.

Topics in part A of CEED Syllabus are visualization and spatial ability, environmental and social awareness, analytical and logical reasoning, language and creativity, observation and design sensitivity, design thinking and problem-solving.

Whereas, Part B will judge the candidates’ drawing, creativity, communication skills and analytical and problem-solving skills.

Candidates planning to appear for the CEED should know the CEED Syllabus to prepare in a systematic manner.

CEED Exam Pattern

CEED will be conducted in two parts on 19 January 2019 in both online and offline mode. Part A will be conducted in computer-based mode, where MCQs will be asked. Whereas, Part B will be conducted in the pen and paper mode, where the candidates drawing, designing and sketching skills will be tested. One hour is the duration of Part A and Two hours for Part B. Also, as per IIT Bombay, candidates will be shortlisted on the basis of Part A for the exam and then only the shortlisted candidates will appear for Part B.

CEED Syllabus

CEED Syllabus Part A

S.No. Topics Details
1. Language and Creativity Candidates ability to understand the passages in commonly used English Language will be tested.
2. Environmental and Social Awareness The general awareness topics including pollution, weather, natural resources, climate, population, water, vegetation, etc. and their implications on the design of products, images, infrastructure and environment should be strengthened. Aspiring candidates should also be aware of the different design terminologies, social and cultural connection with the design, history of design, art, sculpture and literature, etc. are part of this section.
3. Design Thinking and Problem Solving The candidates’ ability to understand the context, users and constraints, as well as the selection of the most relevant solution for a given design problem, will be evaluated.
4. Visualization and Spatial Ability Pictorial and diagrammatic questions to test the understanding of transformation and manipulation of 2D shapes and 3D objects and their spatial relationships have been given in this section.
5. Analytical and Logical Reasoning Logical analysis of a given information and selection of the most relevant solutions is included in this section. Candidates should be able to weigh the opinions and arguments against the appropriate criteria. Ability to use logic and structured thinking to deduce from a short passage, which of a number of statements is the most correct response to a question in the analytical and logical reasoning section.
6. Observation and Design Sensitivity In this section of CEED, the candidates should be able to detect concealed properties in daily life and think critically about them. They should have the skills to perceive subtle differences in visual properties and their aesthetic outcomes.

CEED Syllabus – Part B

S.No. Topics Details
1. Communication Skills This section will test the ability to communicate ideas and concepts using visuals and texts.
2. Creativity This section is to evaluate the candidates’ ability to think out of the box and come up with innovative as well as diverse solutions.
3. Analytical and Problem Solving Skills Candidates’ skills of understanding the user and context, knowledge of different materials and their use in design, original solutions and more.
4. Drawing Candidates should be good in drawing products, people or scenes in proportion with good line quality, composition, proportion, perspective and shading.

So, this was the CEED Syllabus for the ease of the candidates. The candidates must understand the exam pattern and the syllabus to prepare in a better way for the Exam.