CEED 2022: Results (OUT), Check Results, Scorecard (OUT on March 12), Cutoff Marks for Part A

Common Entrance Examination for Design 2022 ( CEED )

Results On: 8 Mar '22

Manashjyoti Hazarika

Manashjyoti HazarikaManager Content

Updated on Mar 8, 2022 10:19 IST

CEED 2022 exam - IIT Bombay has declared the results of the CEED 2022 exam on March 8; results can be checked by following the link given below. The scorecard for the entrance exam will be available for download from March 12; the last date to download scorecards is June 14. Note that the CEED 2022 scorecard will be released for ALL candidates who have appeared in CEED 2022 exam. However, merit ranks will be allocated only to candidates who have qualified in Part A. IIT Bombay had released the Part-A cut-off marks for CEED 2022 on February 10 in the form of mean and standard deviation. The mean deviation is 18.62, while the standard deviation is 11.93. The final score of CEED 2022 would be prepared by giving 25% weightage to Part A and 75% weightage to Part B.  

The CEED 2022 exam was held on Jan 23 and had two parts. Part A was held in online mode, whereas Part B was conducted in pen-and-paper mode. The final answer key for Paper A was released on Jan 31. The draft answer key, along with the response sheet and QP, for Part A was released on Jan 25. 

What is CEED? 

Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay (IIT Bombay) conducts Common Entrance Examination for Design (CEED) to provide admission to aspirants in Master of Design (MDes) and PhD programmes offered at colleges accepting CEED scores. Each year, more than 5,000 students appear for the CEED exam. 

CEED Exam Statistics

CEED exam has two parts – A and B. CEED exam pattern is such that part A of the exam consists of objective type questions (to be attempted in online mode) whereas part B of the exam contains subjective questions (to be attempted in offline mode). CEED Part B tests the design, drawing and writing skills of the candidate. 

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Cut-off for Part A available now; FINAL answer key, QP and Response Sheet OUT 

CEED Result 2022

The results of CEED 2022 has been declared by IIT Bombay on March 8. The results would include the marks obtained by candidates in Part A for all candidates who have appeared in the CEED 2022 entrance exam. However, the marks of Part B will only be released only for shortlisted candidates. It may be noted that the shortlist will be prepared based on Part A marks. Also, all shortlisted candidates will be issued a rank.  

Part B is descriptive and as such it will be evaluated holistically based on the criteria mentioned in the question paper. Also, the evaluated Answer Booklet for Part B will not be released to the candidate. In addition, there will be no provision to re-evaluate either Part A or Part B. 

  • The scorecard of CEED 2022 will be released on March 8. The last date to download the scorecard is June 14, 2022.  
  • The scorecard has to be released online and has to be downloaded through the candidate portal. Hard copies of the scorecard will not be sent to the candidate.
  • The final CEED score will be calculated by giving 25% weightage to Part A and 75% weightage to Part B.
  • The CEED 2022 scorecard will be valid for a period of ONE year from the date of declaration of results.
  • The scorecard can't be used as proof of date of birth, category or disability status.

CEED Cutoff 2022

IIT Bombay will release cutoff marks for Part A, which contains objective-type questions. However, no cut-off marks will be released for the subjective-based Part B. The cut-off marks for Part A will be category-specific. Candidates who meet the cutoff criteria for Part A will be shortlisted and their Part B answer books will be evaluated.

Key points related to CEED 2022 Cut-off marks for Part A

  1. The cutoff marks would be released only for Part A; no cutoffs will be released for Part B 
  2. The category-specific cutoff marks would be calculated using a pre-defined formula.
  3.  Part B will be evaluated only for shortlisted candidates or such candidates who meet the cutoff in their respective categories
  4. Part B will be evaluated manually.

CEED Answer Key and Question Paper 2022

IIT Bombay has released the draft CEED 2022 answer key and question paper for Part A on January 25. The answer key will contain the official answers to all the questions in Part A. The candidate can compare their answers with the official keys to calculate probable scores. Note that there no answer keys will be released for Part B. 

  • The answer key and question papers will be released on the official website; the direct link will also be provided on this page.
  • Candidates can also report discrepancies, if any, against the draft key between January 25-27 (up to 5 pm).
  • Comments or objections to the draft key has to be filed through the candidate portal.
  • To make an objection (or complaint), the candidate must use the Master Question Paper, which will be uploaded on the official website. It is because the order of questions may vary for each candidate.
  • The response of candidates for Part A will be available for download only till the result of the CEED 2022 exam is declared.

The marks of CEED 2022 Part A will be used to shortlist candidates

CEED 2022 Exam Highlights

Criteria Particulars
Exam Name Common Entrance Examination for Design
Exam Frequency Once a year
Exam Mode Online and Offline
Exam Duration 3 hours
Test Takers 5,564 (CEED 2020)
Official Website http://www.ceed.iitb.ac.in/2022/

CEED 2022 Exam Dates & Events

Check CEED exam dates 2022 released by IIT Bombay below.

Events Dates Salient Features
CEED application form starts 09-Sep-2021 CEED application form is now closed. 
Last date to fill the form without late fees



Last date to fill the form with late fees


A late fee of Rs 500 had to be paid for applications submitted during this period.

Downloading of CEED admit card 12-Jan-2022 

The admit card will contain details like the candidate's name, roll number, date and time of exam, and address of the allotted exam centre.

On the day of exam, bring along the admit card and a valid photo id proof.

Last date for rectification of discrepancies in the
Admit Card
CEED exam day  23-Jan-2022 (9 am -12 noon) The exam will be conducted across 24 test cities.
Draft CEED answer key  25-Jan-2022 The provisional key will contain official answers but can be challenged by candidates.
Objections against draft answer key 25-Jan-2022 to 27-Jan-2022 Objections have to be filed within this period only.
Final CEED answer key  31-Jan-2022 The final key can't be challenged, and keys mentioned on it will be considered to be officially correct. 
Cut-off marks for Part-A  10-Feb-2022 -
Declaration of CEED result (OUT) 08-Mar-2022

The result would contain:

  1. The qualifying status
  2. Marks secured in Part A and Part B 
Downloading of CEED scorecard (Upcoming) 12-Mar-2022 to 14-Jun-2022

The scorecard will be released for all candidates who have appeared in the exam. However,

  • Merit rank will be allotted only to shortlisted candidates
  • To get shortlisted, candidates need to have qualified Part A

How to Fill CEED Application Form 2022?

The CEED registration process is now closed. All eligible candidates can apply online for CEED on the official website of the exam. The CEED application fee is Rs 3,200 for General category male candidates and Rs 1,600 for all females and candidates belonging to SC/ST/PwD category. Check quick steps to fill the CEED registration and application form below.

  • Visit the official website of the exam - http://www.ceed.iitb.ac.in/2022/
  • Click on the Registration Portal button
  • Click on the Register button
  • Enter email ID
  • Click on the Register button 
  • Click on the activation URL sent on email ID
  • Fill all the details in the CEED registration form
  • Click on the Register button
  • Select the name of your qualifying exam and year of passing
  • Click on the mobile verification link and enter the received OTP
  • Login to your registered account and fill the CEED application form
  • Upload all the prescribed documents
  • Pay CEED application fee in online mode

CEED 2022 Eligibility Criteria

CEED 2022 eligibility criteria as stated by IIT Bombay requires aspirants to complete their degree/diploma / postgraduate degree programme of a minimum of three years after 10+2 level education or candidates should give the final examination of such a programme by July 2022. Apart from these criteria, candidates are also eligible to take the CEED exam if they had passed GD Arts diploma programme (10+5 level) by July 2022.

Age Limit: There is no age limit to apply for the CEED exam. Aspirants can appear for CEED multiple times.

CEED Admit Card 2022

The admit card for CEED 2022 is now available for download. Candidates appearing in the design exam need to download the admit card, take out a printout and take it with them to the exam centre, along with a valid photo id proof. The admit card will contain exam-day details, including date and time of the CEED 2022 exam, roll number, and name and address of the allotted exam centre. In addition, the admit card will also carry guidelines that the candidate has to follow at the exam centre and while taking the exam.

The admit card would be required even after the exam is over; at the time of counselling and admission. So, candidates need to keep it safe.  

CEED 2022 - Exam-day guidelines 

  • Arrive at the exam center on time.
  • Document checklist - Bring with you the admit card and a photo ID proof.
  • Don't carry non-essential stuff with you, as exam officials may not arrange for a baggage counter.
  • Maintain exam decorum, including following instructions given by the invigilator, wearing a decent dress, and not adopting unfair means like cheating.
  • Don't carry electronic gadgets, written material or any illegal items inside the exam hall
  • Follow COVID guidelines, like maintaining social distancing, wearing masks, and carrying a hand sanitiser.

CEED 2022 Admission Process

CEED 2021 Admission Process

CEED selection process comprises five steps. Candidates can go through the steps that are to be followed as part of the CEED admission process below.

Step 1: Fill CEED 2022 Application Form

Candidates have to apply for the exam by filling the CEED application form on the official website of the exam. The application fee for the CEED exam is non-refundable. Aspirants can pay CEED application fee by credit card, debit card or net banking. 

Step 2: Download CEED 2022 Admit Card

Aspirants can download CEED admit card from the official website of the exam. It is mandatory for candidates to carry a coloured printout of their CEED admit card to the exam centre on the test day.

Step 3: Give CEED 2022 Exam

The exam pattern for CEED is such that the test is divided into two parts – A and B. CEED Part A exam comprises of objective type questions and Part B has design as well as drawing questions.

Step 4: Check CEED Result

CEED results are declared on the official website of the design entrance exam. Candidates can check CEED score and rank by logging in to their registered accounts. It may be noted that part B of CEED is evaluated for only those aspirants who had qualified Part A of the exam.

Minimum Marks to Qualify CEED 2022 Part A Exam
Open 10%
Open-NCL 9%
SC/ST/PwD 5%

Step 5: Check Admission Status Post CEED 2022 Exam

Clearing CEED exam does not guarantee admission in any of the colleges accepting CEED exam scores. After qualifying for CEED exam, aspirants need to appear for admission tests as well as interviews conducted by the admitting colleges. After this, merit lists for admissions are released by respective colleges that take part in CEED exam joint counselling as well as those institutes that are part of the exam on result sharing basis.

Colleges Accepting CEED 2022 Scores for Admissions

Given below is the list of CEED 2022 participating colleges:

College/Institute Centre/School/Department/Discipline
IISc Bangalore Centre for Product Design and Manufacturing
IIT Bombay Industrial Design Centre (IDC)
IIT Delhi Department of Design
IIT Guwahati Department of Design
IIT Hyderabad Department of Design
IIITDM Jabalpur Design Discipline
IIT Kanpur Design Programme

Given below is the list of CEED result sharing institutes:

University/College Location
Tezpur University Assam
World University of Design (WUD) Delhi/NCR
Jain (Deemed-to-be-University) Bengaluru
Shiv Nadar University Greater Noida, Delhi-NCR
Central Institute of Technology (CIT) Kokrajhar
UPES School of Design Studies Dehradun
School of Planning and Architecture Bhopal
Delhi Technological University New Delhi
JK Lakshmipat University Jaipur
Srishti Manipal Institute of Art, Design and Technology Bengaluru
VIT University Vellore

Note: For MDes admissions at IISc Bangalore, IIITDM Jabalpur and IIT Kanpur, Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) qualifying candidates are also eligible for admission. 

CEED Exam Analysis & Student Reaction

CEED 2022 is yet to be held. The CEED 2021 exam was held on January 17, 2021. A very sought-after design entrance exam, CEED is the means through which aspirants can secure admission in MDes course offered at IITs and IISc Bangalore. Experts share that this edition of CEED exam was along same lines as that of previous years' paper. Students can go through CEED exam analysis by experts here.

CEED Student Reaction

CEED 2021 exam was conducted across 24 test cities on January 17. The exam ended at 12 noon, however, aspirants were allowed to leave the CEED exam centre by 12:25 pm only. Students are not aware why this delay happened but it was most likely because answer booklets for Part B of the exam were being collected.

Shiksha covered the exam at CEED exam centre located at Sarita Vihar where more than 800 students took the exam. Most of the students who took the exam shared that they found CEED 2021 to be easy to moderate in terms of difficulty level. Go through detailed CEED 2021 student reaction here.

CEED 2020 Student Reaction

CEED 2020 exam was conducted across 24 test cities on January 18. The exam was  to end at 1 pm but students were allowed to exit the test centre after 15 minutes only. CEED exam comprises two sections- Part A and Part B. CEED Part A comprised objective type questions and Part B had subjective questions which aspirants had to answer on a separate answer booklet. Shiksha spoke to students right after they gave their exam and most of the students shared that they found CEED 2020 to be easier than the exam conducted last year. Go through detailed CEED 2020 student reaction here

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FAQs on CEED 2022

Q. When will the CEED 2022 cutoff marks for Part A be released?

A. The cutoff marks for Part A has been released on February 10. Those who meet the cutoff in their respective categories will be shortlisted and their Part B answer books will be evaluated. 
Q. Can I challenge the CEED 2022 answer key?
A: IIT Bombay invited objections for the CEED 2022 draft key from January 25-27. Comments/ objections to the draft answer key have to be filed through the candidate portal.  

Q: When will CEED 2022 results be declared?

A: CEED 2022 results have been declared on March 8. Results have been declared for all candidates who have appeared in the CEED 2022 entrance exam.

Q: Is it mandatory to clear both Part A and B of CEED exam?

A: Yes, it is mandatory to clear both parts of CEED exam. Part A of the exam is considered to be a qualifying test. Thus, candidates who do not clear part A are not evaluated for part B of the exam. 

Q: How many times is CEED exam conducted in a year?

A: CEED is conducted once a year, usually, in the month of January. The result for CEED written exam is released in March. In 2022, the exam will be held on January 23 and result will be declared on March 10.

Q. Who can apply for CEED exam?

A. Candidates meet CEED eligibility criteria if they have secured 55% marks (50% or reserved category students) in their qualifying exam. As per authorities, candidates meet the eligibility criteria if they:
  • Have completed a degree/ diploma/ postgraduate degree programme of minimum three years (after 10+2 level)
  • Are appearing for the final examination of their degree/ diploma/ postgraduate degree programme by July 2020
  • Have passed the GD Arts diploma programme (10+5 level) by July 2020

Q. What is the application fee for CEED 2022?

Candidates can pay the application fee for CEED exam online only. CEED 2022 application fee for women/ SC/ ST/ PwD candidates is Rs 1,600 and for all other candidates, the application fee is Rs 3,200.

A. Is CEED exam tough?

The difficulty level of CEED exam has been maintained by authorities over the years. However, most design aspirants share that if difficulty level of all design entrance exams conducted for PG level courses is compared then CEED is slightly easier than NID Entrance Exam. This is primarily because the drawing questions asked in NID DAT are considered to be tougher than those put forth in CEED exam.

Q. How many seats are there in CEED?

A. Seats available for CEED admission vary from one institute to the other (that accept the exam scores for admission). For eg, IIT Delhi has 20 seats on offer for students who clear CEED exam. Candidates are informed that CEED is just a qualifying exam. Thus, any aspirant who clears CEED exam needs to further appear for admission rounds as conducted by the college where they want to apply for admission.

Q. How can I prepare for CEED exam?

A. Candidates need to have a prep strategy in place to prepare for Part A and Part B of CEED exam. While formulating CEED preparation plan, candidates need to keep in mind important topics to study in order to ace each section of the design entrance test. Along with this, aspirants should also go through past years' CEED question papers while preparing for the exam.

Q. How many students appear for CEED exam?

A. In 2020, 5,564 students took CEED exam and 1,724 qualified the exam. Common Entrance Examination for Design was given by 5,491 in 2019 and out of this number, 1,179 candidates qualified the design entrance test.

Q. What is the difference between CEED and UCEED exam?

A. CEED exam is conducted by IIT Bombay to shortlist candidates for admission in MDes courses offered at colleges accepting CEED exam scores whereas UCEED is conducted to offer admission to candidates in BDes course offered at colleges accepting UCEED scores for admission.

Q. When will CEED 2022 draft answer key be released?

A. CEED 2022 answer key (draft) has been released on January 25. It will contain the official answers to all the questions asked in Part A of the question paper.

Q. Can I challenge the CEED 2022 answer key?

A. CEED 2022 answer key (draft) has been released on January 25. It will contain the official answers to all the questions asked in Part A of the question paper.

CEED 2022 Contact Information


Indian Institute of Technology Bombay


Phone No.: +912225769093 / +912225769094
(Mon to Fri 09:30 – 17:30 hrs)

E-Mail Address: ceed@iitb.ac.in

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arpit nath

2022-02-07 19:18:54

I want to know about the salary package for Automobile Designing, I am a CEED aspirant.

Reply to arpit nath

Group Captain Vinayak Deodhar

Scholar-Level 18

3 weeks ago

Hello Arpit Nath, as you must be aware, CTC depends on a host of things. Demand supply equation. Experience. Successful designs etc. It can vary from say 5L to 25-50 Lacs depending on the position in the company amongst other factors. Best wishes to you.

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