CEED -2017

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CEED Entrance Exam-2017

CEED Entrance Exam-2017


CEED-Common Entrance Examination for Design


CEED – Common Entrance Examination for Design , is a qualifying examination for admission to Master of Design (M.Des.) programmes at  IISc Bangalore, IIT Bombay, IIT Delhi, IIT Guwahati, IIT Hyderabad and IIT Kanpur, and PhD programmes in Design at some Institutes. CEED entrance exam is conducted by Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT Bombay). The objective of CEED entrance exam is to assess the candidates’ aptitude for design involving visual perception ability, drawing skills, logical reasoning, creativity and communication skills. Qualifying in CEED entrance exam alone does not guarantee admission to any of the above programmes. Admitting Institutes may conduct further tests and/or interviews for the final selection/admission in addition to the weightage given to the CEED score. Admitting Institutes will also verify the eligibility, the category certificates and other documents along with the CEED Entrance exam score. There is  no age limit to appear for CEED. Besides, a candidate can appear for CEED any number of times. The CEED entrance exam score is valid for a period of two years from the date of declaration of the results.


CEED Entrance Exam – 2017 Important Dates

Submission of online applications with regular fee 17th October,2016 to 11th November,2016
Submission of online applications with late fee NOVEMBER 11 – 18, 2016
Availability of Admit Card for download DECEMBER 26, 2016 – JANUARY 21, 2017
Date of Examination JANUARY 22, 2017, 10:00 TO 13:00 HOURS
Release of draft answer key for Part A JANUARY 28, 2017
Last Date of sending comments about draft answer key for part A JANUARY 31, 2017
Last date of sending comments about draft answer key for Part A FEBRUARY 2, 2017
Declaration of result MARCH 10, 2017
Score cards available for download MARCH 15, 2017



CEED Entrance Exam-2017

  1. CEED Entrance Exam 2017 will be conducted on 22nd January, 2017 from 10:00 – 13:00.
  2. The language of the question paper will be English.
  3. The examination will consist of two parts, Part A and Part B. Candidates have to attempt questions from both the parts. Part A contains multiple choice (MCQ) type questions andPart B consists of design and hand drawing type questions.Part A will be conducted from 10:00 to 11:00 followed by Part B between 11:00 and 13:00.Answers to Part A have to be given as one of the choices in the computer itself. Answers to Part B have to be given in the answer book provided by the invigilator. These answer books will be collected for manual correction at the end of the examination.
  4. Part A will be used as a screening test. If N is the total number of seats available in all the participating Institutes, then approximately the top 10xN candidates will be shortlisted from Part A. Part B will be evaluated only for the candidates who get shortlisted from Part A. ONLY the scores from Part B will be used for preparing the list of qualified candidates
    (merit list) in CEED 2017.



Examination Cities/Towns:

CEED Entrance Exam 2017 Exam will be conducted in Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Bhubaneswar, Chandigarh, Chennai, Delhi, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Indore, Jaipur, Kanpur, Kolkata, Kozhikode, Mumbai, Nagpur, Patna, Pune, Raipur, and Thiruvananthapuram.

  • Choice of examination centres in a particular city/town will be allowed before the generation of the admit cards.
  • CEED Entrance Exam 2017 committee reserves the right to add and/or drop any examination city/town at its discretion



Ceed qualified students are eligible for following post graduate courses.

Programme Institute Specialization
M.des IIsc Bangalore Product Design and Engineering* 
IIT Bombay Industrial Design | Visual Communication | Animation | Interaction Design | Mobility and vehicle design
IIT Delhi Industrial design
IIT Guwahati  Design
IIT Hyderabad Visual Design
IIT Kanpur Design*


Programme Institute Specialization
Ph.D IIsc Bangalore | IIT Bombay | IIT Hyderabad | IIT Kanpur Design

*For M.Des programme in IIsc Bangalore and IIT Kanpur, GATE qualified students will also be considered.



Eligibility for CEED Entrance Exam 2017:

Candidates must either have completed or be expecting to complete any of the following, by July 2017:

  1. Bachelor’s degree in Engineering/Architecture/Design/Interior Design or equivalent (4 years programme after 10+2)
  2. Professional Diploma in Design (NID/CEPT or equivalent of 4 years programme after (10+2)
  3. B.F.A. (4 year professional programme, after 10+2)
  4. G.D. Art (5 year programme after 10th) with one year post qualification professional experience.
  5. Master’s degree in Arts/ Science/ Computer Applications (2 year programme after 10+2+3)
Note : Candidates with 3 years Bachelors degree are not eligible. The candidate is responsible for proving the eligibility while applying for CEED.



 Important Links:

CEED 2017- Brochure
Examination Details
CEED 2016- Downloads
CEED Past year Question Papers


For further details contact:

Chairman GATE 2016


Indian Institute of Technology Bombay Powai, Mumbai 400076

Toll Free Number 1800-2660-314 (on all days except National Holidays from 10:00 hrs – 19:00 hrs)
Phone 976-991-7069, 976-995-7068, 022-257-67-068 (Mon to Fri 09:30 – 17:30 hrs)
Fax 022 2572-3706
E-mail ceedoffice[at]iitb.ac.in

For any specific query on admission and programmes, go through the websites of concerned institute given below.

IISc Bangalore: www.cpdm.iisc.ernet.in

IIT Bombay: www.idc.iitb.ac.in

IIT Delhi: iddcweb.iitd.ac.in

IIT Guwahati: www.iitg.ac.in/design

IIT Hyderabad: design.iith.ac.in

IIT Kanpur: www.iitk.ac.in/design

IIITDM Jabalpur: design.iiitdmj.ac.in

UPES Dehradun: www.upes.ac.in/design

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