CEED Question Paper PDF 2025: Download Previous Year Sample Papers with Solutions

Common Entrance Examination for Design 2024 ( CEED )

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CEED Sample Paper and Question Paper 2025 - IIT Bombay will release the question papers of CEED 2025 within a day or two of the conduct of the design entrance exam. The question paper will be released alongside the answer key.

The sample paper will be released online at ceed.iitb.ac.in.

To download the sample paper, go to the portal and click on "Downloads." A new page will open, and you can find the CEED 2025 question paper under the "Important Documents" section.

Click on the question paper, which will open in downloadable pdf format.

Note that no log-in is required to download the question paper.

The CEED admission portal will also have previous years' CEED question papers and answer keys. Candidates can download the previous years' CEED sample papers to prepare for the design entrance exam. The candidate can use the corresponding CEED answer keys to match their answers.  

Along with question papers, also solve CEED sample papers, which are easily available in the market. CEED sample papers can help the candidate improve problem-solving and time-management skills, and clarify doubts. 

Note that IIT Bombay conducts a sample exam, wherein candidates can also appear in a CEED mock test.

Q:   Where can I download previous years CEED question papers?

A:

The candidate can download the previous years’ question papers for the CEED exam from the CEED 2024 - IIT Bombay admission portal - ceed.iitb.ac.in. Alternatively, the candidate can also download the question papers from this page.

The candidate can download the question papers along with the answer keys. 

However, note that the question paper and answer keys for the current academic session (or CEED 2024) will only be available after the exam has been conducted. 

The previous years’ question papers can be used by the candidate to improve their problem-solving ability and improve conceptual understanding.

 

Q:   When will the CEED 2025 question papers be released?

A:

IIT Bombay will release the question paper for the CEED 2025 exam within a day or two or the conduct of the entrance exam. The question paper will be released alongside the draft CEED answer key.

The question paper can be downloaded online at ceed.iitb.ac.in. Note that no log-in is required to download the question paper; simply click on the download link and you can download the paper in pdf form.

The question paper, in conjunction with the answer key, can be used to calculate probable scores and thus access one’s chances of admission.

 

CEED Question Paper Highlights

The CEED 2025 question paper is divided into two parts - A and B.

The duration of Part A is one hour, while Part B is two hours long.

Part B will start only after the candidate completes Part A . Part A cannot be attempted once Part B has commenced. Questions of Part A and Part B appeared on the computer. Answers to Part A had to be entered on the computer. Answers to Part B needed to be given in the answer booklet provided by the invigilator.

CEED Exam Pattern 2025

CEED Exam Pattern Particulars Part A Part B
Exam mode

Online

Offline

  • Answers have to be entered in the answer booklet provided by the invigilator
Number of questions

41

5

Type of questions
  • Numerical Answer Type (NAT)
  • Multiple Choice Question (MCQ)
  • Multiple Select Question (MSQ)\
  • The paper will test the design, drawing, and writing skills of the candidate
Duration

1 hour

2 hours

Total marks

100

100

Exam mode

Online

Offline

Language of question paper English  

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Q:   Can I download previous years CEED question papers and answer keys for practice?

A:

The CEED admission portal has many useful resources including previous years’ question papers and answer keys. 

To download the question papers and keys:

  1. Go to ceed.iitb.ac.in/2023/

  2. Click on the “Download” .

  3. The screen containing the question papers and answer keys will open

  4. Click on the question paper or answer key you want to download.

  5. You can download the document in PDF format.

The CEED admission portal has question banks starting from 2010 onward. 

 

Q:   Can I also download the solutions of CEED question papers?

A:

IIT Bombay releases the answer keys of the CEED exam along with the question paper. The answer keys contain the answers to the questions asked in the entrance exam. 

So, if you download the question paper and the corresponding answer key, you can use them for practice. Once you solve a problem, refer to the answer key and check if you have managed to correctly solve the problem.

Currently, the CEED admission portal has question papers starting from 2010. Meanwhile, the answer keys are available from 2020 onward.

But note that IIT Bombay will not release the detailed solution to a question, but release only the answer option. 

To get the detailed solutions, you have to check out with the coaching websites and other online sources.

 

Q:   Do I need a log-in ID to download CEED question papers 2025?

A:

The candidate doesn’t need a log-in ID to download the question papers for CEED 2025. In fact, the question papers will be uploaded on the CEED admission portal in downloadable PDF format. To download the question paper, one simply needs to click on the relevant link and then select download.

Note that IIT Bombay will also release the answer key along with the question paper. The candidate can thus use the official keys to calculate the number of correct attempts and calculate expected scores.

 

CEED Mock Test 2025

The official CEED 2025 mock test (or sample exam) will be released close to the exam; in the meantime, candidates can take the CEED sample exam for CEED 2025.

The sample exam has to be attempted in online mode and contains only four questions per section, i.e., Numerical Answer Type (NAT) Questions, Multiple Select Questions (MSQ), and Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ). This is because the primary aim of releasing the sample paper is to ensure that aspirants get acquainted with the look and feel of the design entrance exam.

Other things that aspirants need to keep in mind while attempting a sample exam are mentioned below:

  • The sample exam question paper is not a exact replica of the CEED examination
  • This sample paper will help aspirants to understand how the CEED exam interface looks/ works.
  • To view CEED part B of the Sample/ Practice test, aspirants need to wait for 30 minutes.

Steps to Solve CEED Sample Paper

Check the steps to solve CEED sample paper below:

  • Open CEED official website - ceed.iitb.ac.in
  • Click on Click on a practice test link
  • Click on the 'Sample Exam Interface Link" option 
  • A log-in window will open
  • Log-in to take the exam (the log-in credentials will be given as default)
  • Read the instruction and click on the 'Next' button
  • Check the disclaimer dialogue box and click on the 'I am ready to begin' button
  • View and solve the CEED sample paper

Important Instructions for CEED Sample Paper

While solving CEED sample paper candidates need to keep the below-mentioned points in mind.

  1. The total duration of the CEED sample paper is 50 minutes
  2. The clock will be set at the server. The countdown timer in the top right corner of the screen will display the remaining time available for students to complete the examination. When the timer reaches zero, the examination will end by itself. Candidates will not be required to end or submit their papers.
  3. Candidates can click on the ">" arrow which appears on the left-hand side to collapse the question palette thereby maximizing the question window. To view the question palette again, one can click on "
  4. Aspirants can click on their "Profile" image on the top right corner of their screen to change the language during the exam for the entire question paper. On clicking the Profile image, a drop-down will appear to change the question content to the desired language.

Navigating to a Question:

To answer a question, candidates need to perform the below-mentioned steps:

  1. Click on the question number in the Question Palette at the right of their screen to go to that numbered question directly. Note that using this option does not save the answer to the current question.
  2. Click on the 'Save & Next' button to save the answer for the current question and then go to the next question.
  3. Click on the 'Mark for Review & Next' button to save the answer for the current question, mark it for review, and then go to the next question.

Answering a Question:

Procedure for answering a multiple choice type question:

  1. To select your answer, click on the button of one of the options
  2. To deselect the selected answer, click on the button of the chosen option again or click on the 'Clear Response' button
  3. To change the chosen answer, candidates need to click on the button of another option
  4. To save the answer, aspirants must click on the 'Save & Next' button
  5. To mark the question for review, click on the 'Mark for Review & Next' button.
  6. To change the answer to a question that has already been answered, first select that question for answering and then follow the procedure for answering that type of question.

Navigating through sections:

  1. Sections in this question paper are displayed on the top bar of the screen. Questions in a section can be viewed by clicking on the section name. The section one is currently viewing is highlighted.
  2. After clicking the 'Save & Next' button on the last question for a section, candidates will automatically be taken to the first question of the next section
  3. Aspirants can shuffle between sections and questions anytime during the examination as per your convenience only during the time stipulated
  4. Candidates can view the corresponding section summary as part of the legend that appears in every section above the question palette

Instruction for images:

  • To zoom the image provided in the question roll over it

Candidates can also download the previous years' CEED question papers and preparation guides for free below. Use them for practice and improve your speed and accuracy. 

Q:   How many sample papers do I need to solve to prepare for the CEED 2024 exam?

A:

If you start solving sample papers late in your exam preparation, you must be able to solve around 10-12 sample papers. However, if you start solving sample papers early on, it is not exactly the quantity that you are focusing on.

For instance, if you complete a chapter and solve all the relevant problems givn in the sample paper, it will also be very effective. And you can repeat this model for other topics as well. The only difference here is you are not solving the entire sample paper in one go in this case. Rather attacking it one chapter or topic at a time.

And once you complete the entire syllabus, you can then attempt the complete sample paper.

 

Q:   What is the right time to solve sample papers for CEED 2024?

A:

You can start solving sample papers for CEED very early on in your exam preparation. For instance, you can do the exercise after completing a chapter. All you have to do is find the relevant questions in the sample papers and start solving. As you move on in your CEED 2024 exam preparation, you the sample papers will be more useful. In fact, as you complete the syllabus, you can attempt the complete sample paper.

By solving the sample papers you can improve your problem-solving and time-management skills. Also, you can solve sample papers right up to the exam-day. 

 

Download previous year CEED question papers and sample papers. Use them for practice and improve your speed and accuracy. You can download CEED previous year question papers and the preparation guides for free.

CEED Question Papers 2024-22 - Download Here

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CEED_2023_Answer_Key
CEED 2022 Question Paper with Draft Answer Key
CEED 2022 Answer Key

Previous years' CEED Questions Papers - Download Here

CEED 2021 Question Paper with Answer Keys
CEED 2021 Final Answer Keys
CEED 2020 Actual Question Paper with Answer Key
CEED 2020 Answer Key
CEED 2019 Actual Question Paper with Answer Key
CEED 2018 Actual Question Paper with Answer Key
CEED 2017 Actual Question Paper & Answer Key
CEED 2016 Actual Question Paper & Answer Key (Rest of India)
CEED 2016 Actual Question Paper & Answer Key (Chennai Region)
CEED 2015 Actual Question Paper & Answer Key
CEED 2014 Actual Question Paper
CEED 2013 Actual Question Paper
CEED 2012 Actual Question Paper
CEED 2011 Actual Question Paper
CEED 2010 Actual Question Paper

CEED 2023 Preparation Guides - Download Here

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CEED Exam Analysis by Experts
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Important FAQs regarding CEED Question Papers

Go through the frequently asked questions (FAQs) related to the CEED 2025 question papers below.

Q:   Do mock tests and CEED sample papers have the sample role?

A:

No, mock tests are not the same as CEED question or sample papers. 

It is because the main purpose of the mock tests is to help the candidate get acquainted with the exam pattern and system, especially if the exam is conducted in an online mode. The mocks will allow the candidate get accustomed with the exam mode, navigation, scoring, and answering patterns. To some extent it also may help the candidate improve problem-solving and time-managment skills, which are typically the exclusive domain of CEED sample papers.

Additionally, mock tests are meant to be taken in the last few days of the exam. On the other hand, sample papers are typically solved even in the early stages of exam preparation.

 

Q:   What is the purpose of solving question and sample papers of CEED 2024?

A:

There are multiple benefits of solving sample papers of CEED 2024. Some of them are illucidated below:

  • The sample papers will contain questions similar to the ones that will be asked in the CEED 2024 exam. Or in other words they will cover the sampe topics, weightage and difficulty level.

  • Sample papers are useful towards improving one’s problem-solving and time-management skills.

  • Question papers, meanwhile, will allow the candidate check the types of question asked in the previous edition of the exam, any specific trend followed, weightage given to various sections, etc.

  • Concept building is another area that can be honed by solving sample papers.

 

Q:   When will the application form for CEED 2025 open?

A:

The CEED 2025 applications will open tentatively in October 2025. The application has to be filled online at ceed.iitb.ac.in.

The candidate can applu with both regular and late fees.

All the details pertaining to the CEED 2025 application form will be updated on the admission portals, including the information brochure. The candidate needs to carefully go through the brochure to check their eligibility. Note that information entered by the candidate at the time of submitting their application form will be verified at the time of counseling. Any candidate who doesn’t meet the criteria will be disqualified.

The application form for CEED 2024 is now closed.

 

Q:   Is the CEED exam tough?

A:

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 that are considered to be tougher than those put forth in CEED exam. Note that CEED exam is for admission to the M.Des courses offered by the eight participating colleges. Meanwhile, the NID that for the M.Des programme has three participating colleges.

 

Q:   How many students appear for CEED exam?

A:
A total of 6037 candidates registered for CEED 2023, out of which 4,910 candidates appeared, and 1,886 candidates qualified in the exam. By comparison, 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. Along with national-level exams like NID that and NIFT, CEED is among the most popular PG entrance exams in the country. The application form for CEED 2024 will open tentatively in the last week of September 2023.
 

Q:   What is the purpose of solving question and sample papers of CEED 2025?

A:

There are multiple benefits of solving sample papers of CEED 2025. Some of them are illucidated below:

The sample papers will contain questions similar to the ones that will be asked in the CEED 2025 exam. Or in other words they will cover the sampe topics, weightage and difficulty level.

Sample papers are useful towards improving one’s problem-solving and time-management skills.

Question papers, meanwhile, will allow the candidate check the types of question asked in the previous edition of the exam, any specific trend followed, weightage given to various sections, etc.

Concept building is another area that can be honed by solving sample papers.

 

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Answered 2 weeks ago

There are multiple benefits of solving sample papers of CEED 2025. Some of them are illucidated below:

The sample papers will contain questions similar to the ones that will be asked in the CEED 2025 exam. Or in other words they will cover the sampe topics, weightage and difficulty level.

Sample paper

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Manashjyoti Hazarika

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Answered 2 weeks ago

The candidate doesn’t need a log-in ID to download the question papers for CEED 2025. In fact, the question papers will be uploaded on the CEED admission portal in downloadable PDF format. To download the question paper, one simply needs to click on the relevant link and then select download.

Note th

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Manashjyoti Hazarika

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Answered 2 weeks ago

IIT Bombay will release the question paper for the CEED 2025 exam within a day or two or the conduct of the entrance exam. The question paper will be released alongside the draft CEED answer key.

The question paper can be downloaded online at ceed.iitb.ac.in. Note that no log-in is required to downlo

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Manashjyoti Hazarika

Contributor-Level 10

Answered 3 weeks ago

IIT Bombay will declare the results of CEED exam tentatively in the 1st week of March 2025. The result will be declared online at ceed.iitb.ac.in. To check their results, the candidate needs to log in to the result portals using their log-in id. 

Note that hard copies of the result will not be sent t

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Manashjyoti Hazarika

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Answered 3 weeks ago

The CEED syllabus was revised in the previous edition.

It is very important for the candidate to solve previous years’ question papers. The reason being the question papers will help the candidate identify the types of questions asked, marking scheme, difficult level, etc.

Considering the syllabus for

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Manashjyoti Hazarika

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Answered 3 weeks ago

The CEED exam has two parts - Part A and Part B. 

Part A will include the following type of questions - Numerical Answers Type (NAT), Multiple Select Questions (MSQ), and Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs). The questions will be objective-type. 

Meanwhile, Part B of the question paper for CEED 2024 will

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Manashjyoti Hazarika

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Answered 3 weeks ago

IIT Bombay released a notification on March 3 saying the design entrance exam effective 2024 onward will be conducted following a revised syllabus. 

As per the revised syllabus, Part A will now have topics like Visualization and spatial ability, Practical and scientific knowledge, Observation and des

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Manashjyoti Hazarika

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Answered 3 weeks ago

There are multiple reasons why you must consult the official syllabus when preparing for the CEED 2025 exam.

Using the syllabus of CEED, you can identify which topics carry more weightage and a higher chance of being asked in the exam. 

Note that questions in the CEED 2025 exam will be asked as per th

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Manashjyoti Hazarika

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Answered 3 weeks ago

IIT Bombay has released the syllabus for CEED 2024. When preparing for the exam, the candidate had to also pay special attention to the important topics as they carry more weightage and also have a higher chance of being asked in the exam.

Here are important topics of CEED:

Creative Writing Skills

Drawing Ability and Skills

Communication Skills

Design Concepts

How to Develop Characters

Logical Reasoning

Light and Shadow

Perspective Design

Logo Design

Problem Identification & Design Problem Solving

Scale and Proportion

Product Designing

Basics of Drawing- Lies and Shapes

Graduation Chart

Colour Theory, Colors Scheme and colors Compositions

Still Life Drawings, Eye Levels and Symmetrical Drawing Concepts, Object drawings from everyday life

Perspective- Types and Usage

Human Body Knowledge

Anatomy, Proportion and Division

Basic and advanced Human Drawings

Hands and Feet Study

Human Features

Animal and Bird Study

Colour Rendering and Design

Inspirational Design

Means of Advertisement-Visual Communication

Grind Colleagues

Metamorphosis

Study of Objects and Lateral Thinking

Compositions

Story Illustrations

Pictograms and Signage

Geometrical and Design Exercise

Compositional sense

Placement of different figure proportionally

Sense of proportion

Basics of materials and manufacturing processes

Interaction Design and Visual Communication

Sketching

Representation techniques

Problem identification & solving

Visual perception

Interface design & Product Design

Poster, Logo, Character designing

Story telling

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Manashjyoti Hazarika

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Answered 3 weeks ago

You can start preparing for CEED exam by following the below steps:

Understand CEED exam pattern and syllabus well.
Note that the CEED syllabus has been revised for both Part A and Part B.
IIT Bombay will release the detailed exam pattern when it releases the information brochure, sometime in September

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