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CEED Entrance Exam

CEED Entrance Exam


CEED Entrance Exam – Important Dates

Submission of online applications with regular fee


Submission of online applications with late fee


Availability of Admit Card for download


Date of Examination


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 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 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.





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






IIsc Bangalore | IIT Bombay | 
IIT Hyderabad | IIT Kanpur

*For M.Des programme in IIsc Bangalore and IIT Kanpur, GATE qualified students will also be considered.



Eligibility for CEED Entrance Exam:

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, or must have passed the GD Arts diploma programme (10+5 level) by July. 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.


CEED Exam Important Link 


  • CEED Brochure
  • Examination Details
  • CEED Downloads
  • CEED Past year Question Paper

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