CEED -2018

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CEED Entrance Exam-2018

CEED Entrance Exam-2018


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.


CEED Entrance Exam – 2018 Important Dates

Submission of online applications with regular fee OCTOBER 9 – NOVEMBER 10, 2017
Submission of online applications with late fee NOVEMBER 11 – 17, 2017
Availability of Admit Card for download DECEMBER 25, 2017 ONWARDS
Date of Examination SATURDAY, JANUARY 20, 2018, 10:00 TO 13:00 HOURS
Release of draft answer key for Part A JANUARY 27, 2018
Last Date of sending comments about draft answer key for part A JANUARY 31, 2018
Last date of sending comments about draft answer key for Part A FEBRUARY 4, 2018
Declaration of result MARCH 5, 2018
Score cards available for download MARCH 5, 2018



Examination Cities/Towns:

CEED Entrance Exam 2018 Exam will be conducted in Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Bhopal, Bhubaneswar, Chandigarh, Chennai, Delhi, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Jaipur,  Kolkata, 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 2018 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 2018:

Candidates must either have completed or be expecting to complete any of the following, by July 2018:

  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 2018- Brochure
Examination Details
CEED 2018- Downloads
CEED Past year Question Papers


For further details contact:

Chairman GATE 2018


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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