CEED Cut Off Marks 2021: Previous Years (2020, 2019, 2018) Cut Off

Apr 7, 2021 | Design


The minimum marks required by a candidate to qualify in the CEED 2021 examination is the CEDD 2021 Cutoff. The cutoff is the percentile of minimum marks that need to be obtained by CEED aspirants in the test. If a candidate scores beyond the condition, he/she can move further for the selection process from the rest of the candidates.

CEED 2021 Exam Highlights

This nation-wide exam will be conducted across an array of cities in India. This is decided by the prestigious Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay and will be followed by all the colleges affiliated to the same. The CEED 2021 exam is an entrance exam for aspirants to enroll into colleges offering Design Technology courses across the country. Candidates are requested to make note of the following CEED 2021 important dates.

CEED Exam Events CEED Exam Dates
CEED exam  17-Jan-2021
Declaration of result 08-Mar-2021
Release date for scorecard 08-Mar-2021
Release of CEED cutoffs 2021 23-Mar-2021

CEED Cutoff 2021 

Every exam has its own benchmark of the cutoff. An aspirant of CEED has to clear the set benchmark to enroll in the desired college. The CEED 2021 cutoff will be announced by different institutes after the declaration of CEED 2021 results. Few competitive exams have to follow the normalization process for shortlisting the candidates. This procedure helps the institutions to narrow down the selection process. The CEED 2021 cutoff for IISc follows the same calculation.  For more understanding of the CEED cutoff 2021, go through the process explained below.

Normalization Process for CEED

As mentioned, the CEED 2021 exam is conducted in two parts, Part A and Part B. This will take place on the same day with a total exam duration of 3 hours or 180 minutes. Candidates will have a different exam pattern for both the sections. This is extensively studied under the CEED exam pattern page. 1 hour is given to complete Part A which tests the numerical and logical reasoning abilities of the candidates and Part B, which will be conducted for 2 hours, will test the creative and analytical problem solving skills of the candidates. Below is an in-depth explanation of the parts of CEED 2021 and the Normalization process associated with it.

CEED 2021 Cutoff  Part A

  • Marks obtained by the candidates in Part A will be used to shortlist them.
  • Cut-off for Part A marks for shortlisting candidates in the Open category will be X + ½ Σ, where X is the average marks obtained by all candidates in Part A, and Σ is the standard deviation.
  • The cut-offs for shortlisting candidates of the OBC-NCL category will be 90% of the Open category.
  • The cut-offs for shortlisting candidates of SC, ST, and PWD categories will be 50% of the Open category.

Minimum percentage of marks required in Part A for shortlisting, This is the same as CEED 2019 Cutoff and CEED 2018 Cutoff.

CEED Part A Cutoff Marks
Category Minimum %
Open 10%
SC / ST / PWD 5%

CEED 2021 Cutoff Part B

  • In Part B, there will be a total of 5 questions of 100 marks. Of these, questions 1-5 are discipline-specific, which will have 20 marks each and the candidates have a choice to attempt any one of these questions.
  • After the manual evaluation of these questions, the raw scores for each discipline will be tested for normality.
  • If the raw scores are found to be not normal, then the scores for each question will be transformed using the Box-cox transformation.
  • These transformed scores will then be normalized by the formula given below:

S = {(m − μi) Σ / σi} + A

where m is the raw marks obtained by the person in question I, μi is the average of the raw marks obtained by all candidates who attempted question I, σi is the standard deviation of the raw marks obtained by all candidates who attempted question I, and A = 20 and Σ = 5 are chosen to be the average and the standard deviation, respectively, of the distribution of scores ‘S’.

  • If the calculated ‘S’ score for any candidate falls below 0, all such scores will be capped at 0, and if the calculated ‘S’ score for any candidate falls above 40, all such scores will be capped at 40.
  • Marks obtained in other questions in Part B will be added to ‘S’ above to obtain the Part B score for the candidate.

Note: The final CEED score will be calculated by giving 25% weight to marks obtained in Part A and 75% weight to scores obtained in Part B after the above calculation.

Factors That Determine CEED 2021 Cutoff

The Cut-off will be calculated based on the score secured in CEED 2021 which will be released by IIT Bombay on the official website.  The CEED cutoff for IIT Delhi follows the same as the one set by the CEED Board. The dates for CEED 2021 results are mentioned above. Students must note their credentials provided during the application process, and use the same to login to the official website and obtain their CEED 2021 scorecard. Once this is achieved, students can calculate their scores and predict their rank. The CEED 2021 cut off can vary when compared to previous years or the years to come. But the factors that help set the CEED Cutoffs remain constant and are discussed below.

  • The CEED 202 cutoff is set to choose the deserving candidate out of the big competition for admission in affiliated colleges of CEED.
  • Candidates who are able to secure the cutoff marks will be eligible for admission.
  • Candidates who fail to secure the minimum cutoff get rejected.
  • Cutoff marks for different categories such as general and sc/st are released.
  • The cutoff will be available according to the different colleges and courses and the seats that are available.
  • CEED cutoff for Part A and CEED cutoff for Part B remains different from each other due to the variation in exam pattern and marking scheme.
  • The cutoff will be published online on the official site of IIT Bombay.
  • There are some factors that affect the cutoff list, few of them are difficulty level of exam, total number of seats,total number of candidates who have given the exam.

The CEED Cutoff will be released on the official website on March 23, 2021. The cutoff for CEED 2020 Cutoff is mentioned in the table below to give candidates an idea about the CEED 2021 Cutoff. The cutoff will be divided into different categories and the qualifying scores required will be, as per the category mentioned. 

CEED Cutoff Score
Category Qualifying CEED Score CEED Cutoff for Part A
Open 30 38
OBC 27 34.2
PwD 15 19
SC/ST 15 19
  • The number of candidates that appeared for the CEED exam 2020: 5564
  • The number of candidates that qualified the CEED 2020 exam: 1742

CEED Previous Years Result Analysis

Understanding the trends in results and rank lists of CEED exams that have been conducted in the past years, such as CEED 2018 cutoff and CEED 2017 Cutoff, will help predict the cutoffs requirements for the upcoming year. Candidates can anticipate a similar number of seats available, when they attempt the CEED 2021 examination. The CEED results analysis is tabulated below. 

CEED 2018 Exam Trend
Candidates registered 6,423
Candidates appeared for the exam 5,507
Candidates qualified 1003
1st rank holder score 77.53
2nd rank holder score 75.08
3rd rank holder score 71.42

On knowing the ranks secured by the Merit holders of CEED previous year examinations, Candidates can plan to achieve the same or higher ranks in order to be successful in the examination. Students who secure the same or higher marks in CEED 2021 will be allowed to attend the CEED 2021 Counselling Sessions and move ahead to enroll into any one of the affiliated colleges. 


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