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Common Entrance Examination for Design (CEED)

Common Entrance Examination for Design (CEED)


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  1. Important Dates
  2. Eligibility
  3. Application Fee
  4. How to Apply
  5. Exam Pattern
  6. CEED Syllabus
  7. CEED Examination Cities
  8. Admit Cards
  9. Results
  10. Contact Details

The Common Entrance Examination for Design (CEED) is conducted for admissions to Master of Design (M.Des.) programmes at IISc Bangalore, IIT Bombay, IIT Delhi, IIT Guwahati, IIT Hyderabad and IIT Kanpur, and Ph.D. programmes in Design at some Institutes. CEED is conducted by IIT Bombay.

There is no age limit to appear for CEED. The candidate can appear for CEED any number of times. The CEED score is valid for a period of one year from the date of declaration of the results. The language of the question paper is English.

Important Dates

Online registration with regular fee October 9 to November 9, 2019
Online registration with late fee November 10 to 16, 2019
Admit card available for downloading from January 1, 2020 onwards
Last date for rectification of discrepancies in the admit card January 7, 2020
Date of CEED 2019 examination January 18, 2020 (Saturday)
Release of draft answer key for Part A January 21, 2020
Last date for sending comments about draft answer key for Part A January 27, 2020
Release of final answer key for Part A February 4, 2020
Declaration of result March 4, 2020
Score cards available for downloading March 4, 2020


Following is the list of eligibility criteria for CEED.

  • Candidates who have done graduation with Engineering, Architecture, Design and interior design from a recognized university, are eligible to apply for this entrance examination.
  • Candidates who have completed Professional diploma (In design) from NID or CEPT are also eligible to apply for this examination.
  • Candidates who have done BFA -Bachelor in Fine Arts they can also apply for this examination.
  • Candidates who have completed GD.Art (5 years after 10th) with one year post qualification professional experience are also eligible.
  • Candidates who have done Master’s degree in Science, Computer applications and Arts are also eligible to apply for this examination.
  • Candidates with 3 years Bachelor degree are not eligible.

Application Fee

The application fees are non-refundable.

• ₹ 1,300 for all women candidates
• ₹ 1,300 for (SC / ST / PwD) candidates
• ₹ 2,600 for all other candidates

The application fee has to be paid through the payment option provided on the website while submitting the application form.

The application fees of CEED can be paid either through Credit card, debit card or net banking. The transaction charges have to be borne by the candidates if any.

How to Apply

The CEED application form can be submitted through online mode only.

  1. Visit the official website of CEED, and then register yourself.
  2. After registration, click on the apply online link and enter your valid email ID and registered mobile number(to get information regarding the examination in future). Once your registration process will be completed, you will get a confirmation mail from the authority.
  3. You can later login with that login ID and password afterwards. When you do it, you will get your application form provided on the screen.
  4. Fill the application form and proceed to the payment section. Make sure there is only one mode is available that is online mode (Credit Card, Debit Card and Net Banking) to pay the application fee.
  5. You can also take help via collection link of SBI provided over there and do the payment. Once payment is done then do not forget to write down the reference number (SBI collect as well as bank reference number).
  6. After payments, you will be asked to upload your scanned photograph and signature. Make sure the size of your documents should be: Photograph -320×240- 640x 480 and Signature – (400×150- 800×300). These documents should be in JPEG format.
  7. After completing all these, you can simply hit the submit button, and wait for confirmation

Exam Pattern

The examination will consist of two parts, Part A and Part B. Candidates have to attempt questions from both the parts. Part A contains objective type questions (MCQ, MSQ, and NAT) and Part B consists of design and hand drawing type questions. Part A will be conducted from 10:00 to 11:00 Hrs followed by Part B from 11:00 to
13:00 Hrs.

Browse Past year CEED Question Papers

CEED Syllabus

There is no defined syllabus. Candidates should hone their drawing, rendering and visualization skills. Candidates are also advised to go through past CEED question papers .

According to an analysis of the past year papers, and coaching institutes, broadly the CEED Syllabus can be defined as follows.

  • Color theory
  • Communication skills
  • Creative writing skills
  • Design concept
  • Drawing abilities and skills
  • How to develop characters
  • Light and shadow
  • Logical reasoning
  • Logo designing
  • Perspective
  • Problem identification and design problem solving
  • Product designing
  • Scale and proportion.

CEED Examination Cities

The CEED examination is conducted in following cities: Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Bhopal, Chandigarh, Chennai, Delhi, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Kanpur, Kolkata, Mumbai, Nagpur, Pune and Thiruvananthapuram. Students will have chosen one of the centers from this list itself.

Admit Cards

Ample time will be provided for downloading the Admit card from official website. Admit cards will be available for downloading from the CEED website from the first week of November to first week December 2016. The Candidates are advised to print the admit card in color and carry it into the examination centre.


The CEED results will be declared in the mid-January 2020. The results will be displayed on the official website of CEED -

Contact Details

Chairperson, GATE-JAM-CEED
Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay
Powai, Mumbai - 400076, INDIA

Phones : (+91) (022) 25767068
Fax : (+91) (022) 25723706


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