CEED (Common Entrance Examination for Design)

On behalf of the Ministry of Human Resources Development, Department of Education, Government of India - Common Entrance Examination for Design (CEED) is conducted by the Indian Institute of technology, Bombay (IIT Bombay). Common Entrance Examination for Design (CEED) is an all India examination. CEED assess the candidates drawing skills, design aptitude, visual perception ability and communication skills. Common entrance examination is the qualifying examination for admission to below Post Graduate courses:

Master of Design Programme
  • IISc Bangalore: M.Des. in Product Design and Engineering*
  • IIT Bombay: M.Des. in Industrial Design/ VisualCommunication/ Animation/ Interaction Design or Mobility and Vehicle Design.
  • IIT Delhi: M.Des. in Industrial Design
  • IIT Guwahati: M.Des. in Design
  • IIT Kanpur: M.Des. in Industrial Design*
  • IIITDM Jabalpur: M.Des. Programme*
2. Ph.D Programmes in Design in IISc Bangalore and IIT Bombay.

*GATE qualified candidates will also be considered for admission to these programmes.

Eligibility for CEED

Aspirant should either hold/ expecting to complete any of the following undergraduate studies by July (in the year of joining).

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering/ Architecture /Design or equivalent in any branch
  • Interior Design Professional diploma of CEPT (5 year program)
  • BFA (professional course in Applied Art/ Fine Art) GD Art (5 year professional program)
  • Professional Diploma of NID
  • Masters Degree in Arts / Science / Computer Applications with a minimum of 55% marks (50% for SC/ST) and good potentials and aptitude for design.
  • Aspirant having 5-year GD Art Degree / Diploma after 10th standard need to have either completed 12th standard examination or have additional one year of working experience.
  • Must have a minimum of 55% marks or equivalent grades (5.5/10.0 or 2.2/4.0) at Bachelor's Degree/Diploma or Professional courses / Diploma (Minimum 5-year duration) in engineering / Architecture / Design / Fine Arts

There is no age limit and you can take CEED any number of times.

Examination Structure

Common Entrance Examination for Design (CEED) is an all India examination of three hours without break. Aspirants need to be available at the centre at least half an hour before examination and bring their own stationery.

CEED examination will consist of two parts

Part A - Test your drawing skills, aesthetic sensibility, creativity, problem identification and your approach to visual and product design.

Part B- Will be mainly objective type which will test your skills in visualization, creativity, design and general awareness, and comprehension.

Examination centers: Bengaluru, Chennai, Delhi, Guwahati, Kanpur, Kolkata and Mumbai.

Institutions that accept CEED score
  • IISc Bangalore, CPDM
  • IIT Bombay, IDC
  • IIT Delhi, Industrial design Programme
  • IIT Guwahati, Department of design
  • IIT Kanpur, Design Programme

As per government of India rules, reservation for various categories will be considered at the time of admission. The criteria for post graduate admission and award of scholarship/ assistance are different in different institutes.

Admission to programmes

CEED does not guarantee admission into above programmes. In addition to the CEED qualification candidate need to clear the interview of the respective institutions for admission. Notification on admission into postgraduate courses in designs will be announced separately by the different institutes usually in the month of November. For more details or any specific queries on admission and programme of any institute, the candidate should contact the concerned head / convener / coordinator.

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