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CEED Entrance Exam 2018

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 2018 – 2019.

CEED 2018 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 2018 Exam Pattern

CEED 2018 will be conducted on 20th January, 2018 ( 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 2018 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.

CEED 2018 Exam Centres

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

CEED 2018 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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  1. I have done BSc. Mutimedia from Sikkim Manipal University through Distance education. I am planning to do MSc. Interior Designing from Anna Malai University through Distance Education. Will I be eligible for appearing CEED Entrance Exam for M. Des, IIT

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