Know about CEED – Common Entrance Examination for Design


CEED – Common Entrance Examination for Design is a joint Entrance Examination for admission into post graduate studies in the field of Technological Design conducted by IITs and IISc jointly.

The test is hosted by Industrial Design Center, IIT Bombay on behalf of MHRD Govt of India.

 Common Entrance Examination for DesignExamination Pattern of Common Entrance Examination for Design (CEED)

CEED is consists of two parts, Part A and B.

Part A is  a computer based Screening test and it is the qualifying Test for Part B. Only qualified candidates of Part A are eligible to attain the Part B Test.

All the Questions are objective type in Part A and answer will be captured in online Only.

Part A evaluate  visualization and spatial ability, environmental and social awareness, analytical and logical reasoning, language and creativity, observation and design sensitivity.

Minimum Percentage of marks required to shortlisted:-

  • Open : 10%
  • OBC NCL : 9%
  • SC/ST/PwD : 5%

Score of the Part A is used for Screening purpose only and Part B Score will be only used for CEED Merit List.

Part B Test evaluates Drawing, creativity, communication skills and analytical and problem solving skills.

Answer booklet will be provided in the Exam hall for to answer Part B and it will evaluate manually.

Copy of Score card can be download from the Website,  there is no provision to send Physical copy of the Score card.

Application Process of CEED Test

CEED application process is completely online. There is no offline application to apply for the test.

Website for Online Application :

CEED qualified students are eligible to apply for MDes and PhD programs of Designing in Various colleges.

CEED score card is valid up to 1 year only.

Eligibility to apply for CEED

Candidate must have passed a degree/ Diploma / Post graduate degree programme of 4 years or 3+2 years or must have passed the GD Arts Diploma programme by the Entrance Year.

Candidates appearing final year of examination may also apply for the Entrance Examination.

There is no age limit to appear for CEED Examination. Candidate can appear many times for the test. There is no limit to apply for the test.

Application Fees 

    1. For all Women candidates : 1100.00
    2. For SC/ST/PwD Candidates: 1100.00
    3. For all other Candidates: 2200

Application fee is non refundable. Application fees has to be paid through Online by available payment option in the website.

Requirement of Documents at the time of Online Application process

You need below documents handy at the time of Applying for CEED online.

  • Scanned Copy of your Recent photograph (In jpg Format)
  • Scanned Copy of Signature (In jpg Format)
  • Scanned Copy of Degree Certificate (in pdf  format)
  • Category Certificate for SC/ST/OBC NCL Category
  • Medical Certificate for PwD category

List of Examination Center 

CEED Test is conducted in 19 cities, and candidate compulsory to choose 3 cities in the order preference at the time of online application process.

Change of cities is not possible after submitting Online application in any circumstances.

If you are not belongs to the below list of cities, you can select nearest city as your preference for the test.

Ahmadabad Kanpur
 Bengaluru Kolkata
Bhubaneswar Kozhikode
Chandigarh Mumbai
Chennai Nagpur
Delhi Patna
 Guwahati Pune
Hyderabad Raipur
Indore Thiruvananthapuram

Institute and Course details to Apply After CEED Test 

Below are the list of courses available to join after qualifying CEED test. Qualified candidates are eligible to apply to individual institute for the admission.

CEED score is not guarantee for admission in to any of the programme. 

For the admission to any of the courses candidates must fulfill Institute requirement. All the course and Institute information is available only in Institute Website.

Institute Name Course
 IISc Bangalore Mdes in product Designing and Engineering
PhD in Design
IIT Bombay Mdes in industrial Design,Communication design,Animation, Interaction Design, Mobility and Vehicle Design
PhD in Design
IIT Delhi Mdes in Industrial Design
IIT hyderabad Mdes in Visual Design
PhD in Design
IITDM Jabalpur Mdes in product Design, Visual Design
IIT kanpur Mdes in Design
PhD in Design

Syllabus for CEED 2017

As CEED test will conduct in two parts, and Part A is only Objective type.

CEED 2017 is recently over. Will discuss about CEED 2017 syllabus. Hope will be same for next year.

Syllabus for Part A:-

  • Visualization and Spatial Ability
  • Environmental and Social Awareness
  • Analytical and Logical Reasoning
  • Language and Creativity
  • Design Thinking and problem Solving
  • Observation and design Sensitivity

Syllabus for Part B:-

  • Drawing
  • Creativity
  • communication Skills
  • Analytical and problem Solving Skills

As CEED is objective type test like other Competitive Examination, you can use the same books for preparation. There is no recommended books from CEED testing authority.

Best of Luck for CEED preparation. If you need more information comment here, will try to find out and include with this article.

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