CEED
Common Entrance Examination for Design.

CEED Entrance Exam

CEED is an entrance exam for Postgraduate studies in the field of design. It is conducted by Industrial Design Centre,IIT Bombay. Admission for M.Des/Ph.D have colleges like IIT Bombay,IIT Kanpur, IITDM Jabalpur, IIT Guwahati, IIT Delhi, IIT Hyderabad, IISc Bangalore(for Ph.D) and private colleges like Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology, Symbiosis Institute of Design, Lovely Professional University, Vellore Institute of Technology, World School of Design that accept CEED scores. Admitting institutes will conduct further tests or interviews for the final selection.

Students clearing the CEED exam are eligible to apply for M.Des/ Ph.D. programmes in these institutes. Students have to apply individually to the respective colleges. Note here that qualifying in the CEED written exam does not guarantee your selection, he/she has to appear for further tests/interviews to confirm their final selection. For more information you can refer CEED 2020 brochure.

NOTE: CEED score is valid for a period of one year from the date of declaration of result.

CEED Exam Eligibility

Candidates must have a diploma/degree/post-graduate degree programme of 4 years or 5 years(3+2) after 12th / appearing for the final examination or must have passed the GD Arts diploma programme (10+5 level). Candidates are advised to check whether they meet the required criteria or not, before applying to the CEED exam.

NOTE: Candidates can apply for any number of times as there is no age bar restriction.

CEED Paper Pattern

CEED exam consists of two parts: Part A and Part B.

  1. Part 1: It contains objective type questions (multiple select questions, multiple choice questions, and numerical answer question). Answers will be given through a computer-based exam. The questions will be based on design aptitude which evaluates visual and spatial ability, environmental and social awareness, analytical and logical reasoning, language, observation and design sensitivity of the candidates.
  2. Part 2: It includes questions which evaluate design, drawing and writing skills.In part B, questions will be displayed on the computer screen and answer will be written down in the answer book provided by the invigilator and will be collected by the investigator at the end of the exam.

CEED Exam Syllabus

CEED syllabus consist of questions from the following listed topics:

Part A:

  1. Visualization and Spatial Ability
  2. Environmental and Social Awareness
  3. Analytical and Logical Reasoning
  4. Language and Creativity
  5. Design thinking and problem solving
  6. Observation and Design Sensitivity

Part B:

  1. Drawing
  2. Creativity
  3. Communication Skills
  4. Analytical and Problem Solving Skills

Programmes Offered By Various Institutes

  1. Centre For Product Design and Manufacturing, IISc Bangalore:
    • M.Des: Product Design and Manufacturing
    • Ph.D.: Design
  2. Industrial Design Centre, IIT Bombay:
    • M.Des:: Industrial Design, Communication Design, Animation, Interaction Design, Mobility and Vehicle Design.
    • Ph.D.: Design
  3. Instrument Design and Development Centre, IIT Delhi:
  4. Department of Design, IIT Guwahati:
  5. Department of Design, IIT Hyderabad:
  6. Design Discipline, IIITDM Jabalpur:
    • M.Des: Product Design, Visual Design
  7. Design Programme, IIT Kanpur:

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