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.
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
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.
Product Design and Manufacturing
Industrial Design | Visual Communication | Animation | Interaction Design | Mobility and vehicle design