CEED

Common Entrance Examination for Design (CEED)

Common Entrance Examination for Design is an all India entrance test conducted by the Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai (IIT, Mumbai), on behalf of the Ministry of Human Resources Development (MHRD), Government of India. The Common Entrance Exam of Design (CEED) (CEED 2012 entrance exam) is a joint entrance exam for the post graduate programs at Indian Institutes of Technology.

IIT-CEED Entrance Examination is a qualifying examination for postgraduate and doctoral programmes in various branches of design like Master of Design (M.Des.) and Ph.D. Programmes in Design offered by IISc Bangalore, IIT Mumbai, IIT Delhi, IIT Guwahati, IIT Kanpur, IDDC, CPMD and other participating institutes.

The Important Dates for CEED Entrance Exam

  • Commencement of Online Application submission : 8 August
  • Last date for Submission of Online Application Form:31 August
  • Availability of Admit Card for download :2 November
  • Date of Examination :25 November
  • Announcement of results :26 December 2012(Wednesday )

NOTE : Please, keep it in the mind that dates are tentative, not final.

Courses Offered:

CEED is a qualifying examination for the following postgraduate programmes in design:

A.Master of Design Programmes

    • IISc Bangalore: M.Des. in Product Design and Engineering*.
    • IIT Bombay: M.Des. in (i) Industrial Design, (ii) Visual Communication, (iii) Animation, (iv) Interaction Design, (v) Mobility and Vehicle Design.
    • IIT Delhi: M.Des. in Industrial Design.
    • IIT Guwahati: M.Des. in Design.
    • IIT Kanpur: M.Des. in Industrial Design*.

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

B.Ph.D Programmes in Design

    • (IISc Bangalore, IIT Bombay)

Eligibility for Gate:

    • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering / Architecture / Design/ Interior Design or equivalent.
    • Professional Diploma in Design (NID/CEPT or equivalent of 4 years duration after 10+2).
    • B.F.A. (4 year professional programme, after 10+2).
    • G.D. Art (5 year programme after 10th) with one year professional experience.
    • Master’s degree in Arts/ Science/ Computer Applications.

How to Apply :

CEED is a qualifying examination for the following postgraduate programmes in design:

A.SBI Cash Voucher (through any SBI Branch): In this case, after filling the Application Form a SBI Cash Voucher will generate along with the Application Printout. It will contain your name and other details. You have to take this to any SBI Branch within India and make the payment. You have to enclose the IITB copy of the SBI Cash Voucher along with the Application Printout.

B.Demand Draft: In this case, a Demand Draft of the appropriate amount in favour of ‘IIT Bombay’, payable at Mumbai should be obtained prior to filling of the Application Form. Enter the Demand Draft details while filling the Application Form. The Draft should have the validity of 6 months.


Exam Pattern :

    • Part A:Online (computer based)
    • Visual Perception and Creative Ability Test to judge Visual sensitivity and imagination.
    • Part B: Pen-paper design
    • 1. Written Communication.
    • 2. Ability to express precisely one’s thoughts on a given topic.
    • 3. Ability to comprehend a given passage in English and summarize it.

Design Aptitude:

Common Entrance Examination for Design requires development of new product/visual concepts and creative ideas based on analytical observation of problems from daily life situations. Choice of product concepts suitable for small and large scale production. Generation of solution in a given material and process such as sheet metal work, wood fabrication, plastic moulding, wire fabrication, etc. or representations of visual concepts into visual symbols and form, aided with drawings and illustrations.

Drawing Skills:

    • Imagination of objects, people and places from our immediate or distant environments.

Duration of Exam:Both Part A and Part B will have to be answered within the three hour


Exam Fees :

    • The non-refundable application fee has been exempted for Women applicants. Application fee for Men of general category is Rs. 1500 (Rs. 750 for SC/ST/PD).
    • All applications to be done ONLINE: including supporting documents: Photograph, signature, and supporting documents.

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