CEED Entrance Examination 2019

CEED ( Common Entrance Examination for Design ) is an All India Examination conducted by the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay ( IIT, Bombay ), on behalf of the Ministry of Human Resources Development, Department of Education, Government of India. The CEED Examination Tests the candidates for Visual Perception Ability, Drawing Skills, Design Aptitude and Communication Skills. CEED is a qualifying examination for admission to Post Graduate M.Des. Programs at the Industrial Design Centre, IIT Bombay; IDDC, IIT Delhi; CPMD, IISc Bangalore; Design Program, IIT Kanpur.

CEED Entrance Exam 2019

Common Entrance Examination for Design ( CEED ) Qualifying Examination for Admission to Master of Design ( M.Des ) Programs at IISc Bangalore, IIT Bombay, IIT Delhi, IIT Guwahati and IIT Kanpur, and Ph.D. Programs at IISc Bangalore, IIT Bombay, IIT Guwahati, IIT Hyderabad, and IIT Kanpur, for the Academic Year 2019.

CEED 2019 Admission Courses

CEED qualified students are eligible to apply for the MDes and PhD programmes in various institutes with the specializations as mentioned in the table below. Details of these programs may be obtained from the web sites of the respective institutes :

Centre for Product Design and Manufacturing, IISc Bangalore

  • MDes in Product Design and Engineering
  • PhD in Design

Industrial Design Centre, IIT Bombay

  • MDes in Industrial Design, Communication Design, Animation, Interaction Design, Mobility and Vehicle Design
  • PhD in Design

Instrument Design and Development Centre, IIT Delhi

  • MDes in Industrial Design

Department of Design, IIT Guwahati

  • MDes in Design
  • PhD in Design

Department of Design, IIT Hyderabad

  • MDes in Visual Design
  • PhD in Design

Design Discipline, IIITDM Jabalpur

  • MDes in Product Design, Visual Design

Design Programme, IIT Kanpur

  • MDes in Design
  • PhD in Design

For these programmes at IISc Bangalore, IIITDM Jabalpur and IIT Kanpur, GATE qualified candidates are also eligible.

Note that qualifying in CEED does not guarantee admission to any programme. After qualifying, candidates must apply to the respective institutes for admission and fulfil other requirements such as tests and / or interviews of the respective institutes to become eligible for admission. The announcement for admission to the postgraduate program in design will be notified separately by these institutes. Candidates are advised to visit the websites of respective institutes for information and application procedure for the programs.

The JEE ( Advanced ) – UCEED – CEED office, IIT Bombay does not provide information about the criteria for postgraduate admission and award of scholarship / assistance at different institutes. This information may be obtained from the websites of the respective institutes given above. For any specific queries on admission and programmes, the candidate should contact the head / convener / coordinator of design programme at the concerned institute.

CEED 2019 Eligibility

Candidates must have passed a degree / diploma programme of at least 4 years ( after 10+2 level ), or must be appearing for the final examination of such a program by July 2019, or must have passed the GD Arts Diploma Programme ( 10 + 5 Level ) by July 2018. 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 2019 Eligibility for M.Des. Program

The candidates should have a minimum of 55% marks ( 50% in case of SC / ST ) or equivalent grades in the qualifying examination.

Industrial Design

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering / Architecture / Design / Interior Design, or equivalent
  • Professional Diploma in Design ( NID / CEPT, or equivalent )

Mobility and Vehicle design

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering / Architecture / Design / Interior Design, or equivalent
  • Professional Diploma in Design ( NID / CEPT, or equivalent )
  • BF ( 4 year professional program in Fine art / Commercial art after 10+2 )

Visual Communication, Animation and Interaction Design

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering / Architecture / Design / Interior Design, or equivalent
  • Professional Diploma in Design ( NID / CEPT, or equivalent )
  • B.F.A. ( 4 year professional program, after 10+2 )
  • G.D. Art ( 5 year program after 10th ) with one year professional experience
  • Master’s degree in Arts / Science / Computer Applications ( 2 year program after 10+2+3 )

CEED 2019 Exam Pattern

CEED 2019 will be conducted on 19th January, 2019 ( Saturday ) from 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM. The examination will consist of two parts, Part A and Part B. Candidates must attempt questions from both the parts. Part A will be conducted from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM followed by Part B from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM.

Every effort will be made to complete the examination in this session. In the unlikely event of any technical problem in any of the exam centres, for those candidates in the affected centres the exam may be conducted in a reserve session from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM. In this session, Part A will be conducted from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM followed by Part B from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM.

Part A contains objective type questions ( multiple choice questions, multiple select questions and numerical answer questions ). Answers to Part A have to be given on the computer. These will be design aptitude type questions that evaluate visual and spatial ability, environmental and social awareness, analytical and logical reasoning, language, observation and design sensitivity of the candidates.

Part B consists of questions that are aimed at testing design, drawing and writing skills. The questions in Part B will be displayed on the computer screen and the answers are to be written in the answer book provided by the invigilator ( Not into the Computer ). Part B answer books will be
collected at the end of the examination.

Marks obtained in Part A will be used to shortlist candidates. The cut-off for Part A marks for shortlisting candidates in the Open category will be X + ½ Σ, where X is the average marks obtained by all candidates in Part A, and Σ is the standard deviation. The cut-offs for shortlisting candidates of OBC-NCL category candidates will be 90% of the Open category. The cut-offs for shortlisting candidates of SC, ST, and PWD categories will be
50% of the Open category.

However, this is subject to the condition that the candidate must score the minimum prescribed marks ( as listed below ) or more in Part A to be shortlisted.

CategoryMinimum percentage of marks required in Part A for shortlisting
SC / ST / PwD5%

After the declaration of the result, CEED 2019 score cards will be available for downloading to all the qualified candidates. Hard copy of the CEED score cards will Not be sent to the qualified candidates. Answer booklet ( Part B ) will not be provided to the candidates.

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CEED 2019 Application Form

How to Apply

  • The Application form will be available from the official wesbsite of  www.ceed.iitb.ac.in.
  • Interested and Eligible candidates may apply online through the website. The Completed application form should be submitted on or before 09th November, 2018.

Application Fee

  • Rupee1300 for all women candidates
  • Rupee1300 for ( SC / ST / PwD ) Candidates
  • Rupee2600 for all other candidates

Note that this fee is non refundable and non transferable. The application fee has to be paid through the payment option provided on the website while submitting the application form. Detailed instructions related to the payment of application fee are given on the online application portal. Credit Card, Debit Card and Net – Banking Options are available. The Application Fee Shown above Does Not Include Service and other Charges and the processing fees that the banks may levy.

The normal application fee shown above is applicable till the regular closing date of 09th November, 2018 up to 11:45 PM. A late fee of Rupee 500 is applicable to All Candidates for applications submitted after the regular closing Date.

Instructions for Filling the CEED 2019 Online Application Form

  • In order to complete the registration procedure, Candidate need to upload the following items
  • File containing Candidate’s recent colour photograph (.jpg file).
  • Scanned copy of Candidate’s signature ( .jpg file ).
  • Scanned copy of Candidate’s degree / diploma certificate ( .pdf file ) if the course is completed. If Candidate do not have the final degree certificate, upload the copy of the final year mark list or the provisional certificate. If the course is not completed, a certificate from the Principal of the college / Head of the department (.pdf file).
  • Candidates who are applying in the SC / ST / OBC-NCL category have to produce valid category certificates (.pdf file) issued by appropriate authorities. Format of the OBC-NCL certificate. OBC-NCL certificates issued Only from 1st April, 2017 onwards are accepted.
  • Candidates who are applying in person with physical disability ( PwD ) category should produce a valid medical certificate ( .pdf file ) issued by the appropriate authority. Dyslexic candidates are required to additionally obtain a certificate from the Principal / Head of the College / Institution ( .pdf file ).
  • PwD candidate requiring extra time during the exam need to upload a request letter ( .pdf file ).
  • Candidates whose name is not same as the name on the degree / diploma certificate should produce a gazette notification, a marriage certificate or scanned pages of the passport showing the change of name ( .pdf file ).
  • Remember that the documents 1-7 above are to be uploaded as electronic files during the online registration. Paper copies of these documents or any other documents will not be entertained and hence should NOT be sent to the JEE ( Advanced ) – UCEED – CEED office. The Admit Card and the Score Card of CEED will include the photograph and signature submitted by the candidate. Submission of poor quality photograph and / or signature may lead to the rejection of CEED registration.
  • CEED Merit List ( Rank ) will be prepared as per the category provided by the candidate in the CEED registration form. Hence, it is the responsibility of the candidate to furnish the correct category certificate in the online registration form. It will entirely be the responsibility of the candidate to provide the correct information regarding the qualifying exam and category, and upload the correct documents in the required formats in the registration form. Registration forms incomplete in any respect will be summarily rejected and the registration will be considered invalid. The admitting institutes have the right to cancel, at any stage, the admission of a candidate in accordance with the rules and regulations in force, if it is found that any information provided by the candidate is incorrect or the registration is incomplete.

CEED 2019 Admit Card

Admit cards will be available for downloading from the CEED website from 01st January, 2019. Candidates are requested to take a clear printout ( in colour ) of the admit card before coming to the examination centre.

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CEED 2019 Selection Process

All candidates applying for the MDes program in Design must possess a valid CEED score. All India Common Entrance Examination for Design ( CEED ).

Final selection for admission to the MDes program is based on the CEED score and on performance in a creative interactive session and personal interview to be conducted at the Department of Design in May / June. Candidates are encouraged to present a portfolio of their earlier work.

Selection Process

For M.Des program, shortlisted candidates with valid CEED score will be called for the departmental written test and interview. CEED Score as well as marks obtained in written test and interview are considered for final admission.

M.Des. Program for Foreign Nationals

  • A minimum of 60% marks or equivalent grades at the qualifying examination.
  • Valid TOEFL score ( For candidates from non – English speaking countries )
  • Outstanding portfolio ( To be evaluated by PGC of IDC, IIT Bombay )

CEED 2019 Eligibility for Regular M.Des. Candidates

  • 4 – year Bachelors’ degree or equivalent in Design, Engineering, Architecture, Interior Design or a Design related field OR 4 – year Professional Diploma in Design of NID or Professional Diploma of CEPT ( 5 – year program )
  • A minimum of 55% marks or equivalent grades in the qualifying degree / diploma.

Note : All candidates ( except those having Batch / B.Des degrees from an IIT with a minimum CPI of 7.0 ) must possess avalid score of Common Entrance Examination for Design ( CEED ).

CEED 2019 Exam Centres

Common Entrance Examination for Design Entrance Exam will be conduced in the following CEED Examination Centres :

CEED 2019 Exam Centres

Candidates should compulsorily choose 3 cities in the order of preference at the time of online registration. Once the registration form is submitted, request for a change of city will NOT be entertained under any circumstances.

If a sufficient number of candidates is not available in a city, then it may be dropped from the final list and candidates will be allotted to a city of their second or third choice. However, the JEE (Advanced)-UCEED-CEED office reserves the right to add a new city or remove an existing one and allot a city that may not be among any of the choices of a candidate.

A city may have more than one examination centre. In such cases, a request for change of a centre within the same city will NOT be permitted under any circumstances.

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CEED 2019 Syllabus

CEED 2019 will be in two parts. Part A will have questions related to these topics

  • Visualization and spatial ability : Pictorial and diagrammatic questions to test the understanding of transformation and / or manipulation of 2D shapes and 3D objects and their spatial relationships.
  • Environmental and social awareness : General awareness of environmental factors such as climate, population, water, vegetation, pollution, weather, natural resources etc., and their implications on the design of products, images, infrastructure and environment. Awareness of design terminologies, social and cultural connection with design, history of the designed artefact, and socially responsible and environmentally sustainable design responses. History of art, sculpture and literature.
  • Analytical and logical reasoning : Ability to analyse given information logically and select the most appropriate solutions. Ability to weigh opinions, arguments or solutions against appropriate criteria. Ability to use logic and structured thinking to deduce from a short passage, which of a number of statements is the most accurate response to a posed question.
  • Language and creativity : Ability to understand passages in commonly used English language. Ability to think creatively in terms of alternatives, ability to distinguish innovative options and think out of the box.
  • Design thinking and problem solving : Ability to understand the context, the users and the constraints and select the most appropriate solution for a given design problem.
  • Observation and design sensitivity : Ability to detect concealed properties in day to day life and think critically about them. Ability to discern subtle differences in visual properties and aesthetic outcomes.

Part B of CEED 2019 will have questions related to these topics

  • Drawing : Ability to draw products, people or scenes in proportion with good line quality, composition, proportion, perspective, and shading.
  • Creativity : Ability to think out of the box and come up with unique as well as diverse solutions.
  • Communication skills : Ability to communicate concepts and ideas clearly with the help of text and visuals.
  • Analytical and problem solving skills : Ability to understand the user and the context, knowledge of properties of materials and process and their appropriate use in design, originality of solutions, ability to create characters, plots and stories, etc.

CEED 2019 is an aptitude test and hence no specific text book or guide is recommended for its preparation. The candidates may however practice their drawing, rendering and visualization skills. Question papers of some of the previous years are available on the CEED website.

CEED 2019 Results

CEED Exam Date

CEED Entrance Exam will be conducted on 19th January, 2019.

CEED Result Date

CEED Entrance Exam Result will be declared on 04th March, 2019.

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CEED 2019 Important Dates

S NoEventDate
1Online registration with regular fee09th October, 2018 to
09th November, 2018
2Online registration with late fee10th - 16th November, 2018
3Admit card available for downloading from01st January, 2019 Onwards
4Last date for rectification of discrepancies in the
admit card
05th January, 2019
5Date of CEED 2019 examination19th January, 2019
6Release of draft answer key for Part A25th January, 2019
7Last date for sending comments about draft
answer key for Part A
31st January, 2019
8Release of final answer key for Part A04th February, 2019
9Declaration of result04th March, 2019
10Score cards available for downloading04th March, 2019

Contact Details

JEE ( Advanced ) – UCEED – CEED 2019
Indian Institute of Technology Bombay,
Mumbai – 400076,
Phone No : +91 22 2576 7061,
Email : jeeadv@iitb.ac.in,
Website : www.ceed.iitb.ac.in.

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