CEED Exam Pattern 2018


CEED Exam Pattern 2018CEED Exam Pattern 2018CEED exam pattern 2018 comprises details about the entrance exam such as exam mode, sections, type of questions, distribution of questions and marks etc. CEED 2018 is a computer-based test divided into two parts- Part A and part B. As per CEED exam pattern, part A contains 45 questions with total 100 marks. While part B contains 8 questions of total 100 marks. The total duration of CEED exam is 3 hours. Part A of CEED consists objective type questions design to test visual and spatial ability, environmental and social awareness, analytical and logical reasoning among others. While questions in part B of CEED 2018 aims at testing students’ design, drawing and writing skills. Candidates have to attempt both the parts of the question paper. Candidates appearing for CEED must be well acquainted about CEED 2018 exam pattern to know about the structure of the question paper. For complete information about CEED exam pattern 2018 read the article given below on this page.


CEED Exam Pattern 2018- Highlights

The overview of CEED 2018 exam pattern as prescribed by IIT Bombay is given below:

Overview of CEED exam pattern

S.No. Particulars CEED exam pattern 2018
1. Exam mode Computer Based Test (CBT)
2. Language medium English
3. Parts Part A and part B
4. Type of questions Part A- Objective type questions
Part B- Subjective and sketching
5. Total number of questions Part A- 45
Part B- 8
6. Total marks Part A- 100
Part B- 100
8. Duration Part A- 1 hour
Part B- 2 hours

CEED Exam Pattern 2018- In detail

CEED 2018 will have two parts– part A and part B. Both the parts in the question paper are compulsory. Part A is a screening test i.e. part B answer sheets of only those candidates will be evaluated who will qualify in part A. Only part B score will be considered for preparing CEED merit list. Candidates interested in appearing for CEED 2018 must go through the exam pattern to get an overall idea about the exam and for a more effective preparation. Detailed information about CEED exam pattern 2018 can be checked below:

Examination modeCEED 2018 will be a computer-based test. Questions of part A and part B will appear on the computer. Answers to part A have to be entered in the computer. Answers to part B have to be given in the answer book provided by the invigilator.

Duration of examinationThe total duration of the examination is 3 hours. Candidates have to attempt questions from part A in one hour from 10:00 am to 11:00 am while to complete part 2 candidates will be given 2 hours and it will start from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. Part B will start only after Part A ends.

Type of questionsAccording to CEED exam pattern, part A is divided into three sections comprising objective type questions. While in part B candidates have to attempt questions which will test their writing, design and drawing skills. The type of questions in each section of part A is given below:

  • Section I: This section will have Numerical Answer Type (NAT) questions. There will no choices for these questions. The answer will be a number that candidates have to enter using the virtual keyboard on the monitor.
  • Section II: This section will consist Multiple Select Questions (MSQs). Each question will have four choices with one or more correct answer(s).
  • Section III: This section will have Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs). There will be four choices with only one correct answer.

CEED Exam Pattern 2018- Distribution of questions

The distribution of questions differs in both the parts of CEED question paper. The question distribution for part A and B are given below in the table:

CEED exam pattern- Question distribution

Parts Total question Distribution of questions
Part A 45 Section I: 10
Section II: 10
Section III: 25
Part B 8 1 to 5– Candidates have to attempt only question
6,7,8– All the questions are compulsory

CEED Exam Pattern 2018- Marks distribution

Both Part A and part B carries a total of 100 marks. However, the section wise marks distribution in part A, as well as marks allotted to questions in part B, differs.

CEED exam pattern- Distribution of marks

Parts Total marks Marks distribution
Part A 100 Section I: 30
Section II: 20
Section III: 5o
Part B 100 1 to 5- 50 marks each
6 & 7- 20 marks each8- 10 marks

CEED Exam Pattern 2018- Marking scheme

In part B of the question paper, candidates will be awarded marks on the basis of the accuracy of the answers provided for the given questions. The section wise marking scheme for part A of CEED question paper is given below:

  • Section I: Every correct answer will be awarded 3 marks. Questions not attempted will be awarded zero marks. There is no negative or partial marking for this section.
  • Section II: Every correct answer will be awarded 3 marks. Questions not attempted will be awarded zero marks. There is no negative or partial marking for this section.
  • Section III: Every correct answer will be awarded 2 marks. For each incorrect response -0.6 marks will be deducted. Questions not attempted will be awarded zero marks.

CEED 2018- Exam day guidelines

IIT Bombay has laid down some rules that candidates need to follow on the examination day. The exam day guidelines of CEED is mentioned below:

  1. Reporting at CEED exam centre– Candidates must report at the examination centre two hours prior to the commencement of the examination. Applicants must reach the designated exam centre at 8:00 pm to complete pre-examination formalities.
  2. CEED admit card and identity proof It is mandatory for candidates to carry a colour printout of CEED admit card along with a valid identity proof (college issued identity card, passport, driving license, PAN card, Voter ID or Aadhaar card) in original to the exam centre.
  3. Stationary items– Candidates must bring their own pencils, sketch pens, poster colours and other drawing materials for the examination.
  4. Banned items– Use of electronic gadgets such as mobile phones, calculators, smart or digital watches, drawing materials etc. are not allowed in the examination hall.

About CEED 2018

The Common Entrance Examination for Design (CEED) will be conducted by IIT Bombay on January 20. CEED 2018 will be held at various exam centres in 20 cities of the country. CEED 2018 is designed to test the candidates’ aptitude for design and problem-solving skill. The application form of CEED will be available online from October 9 to November 10, 2017. On the basis of candidates’ performance admission to Masters of Design (MDes) programmes will be offered at IIT Bombay, IIT Delhi, IIT Hyderabad, IIT Kanpur, IIT Guwahati and IISc Bangalore. CEED is also the qualifying examination for admission to Ph.D. programmes at IISc Bangalore, IIT Hyderabad, and IIT Kanpur.

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