CEED -2019

Syllabus & Application

CEED Entrance Exam

CEED Entrance Exam


CEED Entrance Exam – Important Dates

Submission of online applications with regular fee Mid OCTOBER  – Mid NOVEMBER 
Submission of online applications with late fee Mid NOVEMBER 
Availability of Admit Card for download First week JANUARY ONWARDS
Date of Examination Mid JANUARY 
Release of draft answer key for Part A Last week of JANUARY 
Last Date of sending comments about draft answer key for part A Last week of JANUARY 
Last date of sending comments about draft answer key for Part A First Week of FEBRUARY
Declaration of result First week of MARCH 
Score cards available for download First week of MARCH



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 Examination

The CEED examination will be conducted in two parts. All candidates must answer both the parts.

Part A is a computer-based screening test. It evaluates visualization and spatial ability, environmental and social awareness, analytical and logical reasoning, language and cretivity, observation and design sensitivity. Candidates who are shortlisted in Part A using the method mentioned in the brochure will qualify for the evaluation of Part B.

Part B evaluates drawing, creativity, communication skills and analytical and problem solving skills. Part B scores will be calculated using the method mentioned in the brochure.

The final CEED score will be calculated by giving 25% weightage to marks obtained in Part A marks and 75% weightage to scores obtained in Part B.



Examination Cities/Towns:

CEED Entrance Exam 2019 Exam will be conducted in Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Bhopal, Bhubaneswar, Chandigarh, Chennai, Dehradhun, Delhi, Ernakulam, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Jaipur,  Kolkata, Kozhikode, Lucknow,  Mumbai, Nagpur, Patna, Pune, Raipur, Thiruvananthapuram, Trissur & Vishakapatnam

  • Choice of examination centres in a particular city/town will be allowed before the generation of the admit cards.
  • CEED Entrance Exam 2019 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 Manufacturing 
IIT Bombay Industrial Design | Visual Communication | Animation | Interaction Design | Mobility and vehicle design
IIT Delhi Instrumental Design and Development Centre
IIT Guwahati  Department of Design
IIT Hyderabad Department of Design
IITDM Jabalpur Design Discipline
IIT Kanpur Design Programme


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 2019:

Candidates must have completed a degree / diploma / post graduate degree programme of minimum 3 years (after 10+2 level), or must be appearing for the final examination of such a program by July 2019, or must have passed the GD Arts diploma programme (10+5 level) by July 2018. Before applying for CEED, candidates are advised to check whether they meet the required eligibility criteria for admission to various institutes.

There is no age limit to appear for CEED. Besides, a candidate can appear for CEED any number of times.



 Important Links:

CEED – Brochure
Examination Details
CEED – Downloads
CEED Past year Question Papers


For further details contact:

Chairman GATE 


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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Classes at Vijayawada, A.P

101, First Floor, 40-1-124,
Kakarla Plaza, Next to Indian Oil Petrol Bunk,
Opp. to Capital Cinema's, Benz Circle, Vijayawada, A.P,
Phone: +91-7999579998


Classes at Vishakhapatnam, A.P

C-4, Third Floor, Pavan Palace
Railway Station Rd., Opp. T&R Complex,
Dwarka Nagar, Vishakhapatnam, A.P,
Phone: +91-7999579998

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