Common Entrance Examination for Design (CEED)

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Common Entrance Examination for Design ( CEED ) 2019

Common Entrance Examination for Design invites application from Candidates for the admission of following  programs for the academic year 2019

CEED is conducted by IIT Bombay

  • The Common Entrance Exam for Design ( CEED ) is to assess the candidate’s aptitude for design involving visual perception ability, drawing skills, logical reasoning, creativity, communication, and problem solving skills.
  • CEED is conducted by IIT Bombay. It is a qualifying examination for admission to Master of Design ( M.Des ) programmes at IISc Bangalore, IIT Bombay, IIT Delhi, IIT Guwahati, IIT Hyderabad, IIITDM Jabalpur, and IIT Kanpur, and to Ph.D programmes in Design at IISc Bangalore, IIT Bombay, IIT Guwahati, IIT Hyderabad, and IIT Kanpur.

CEED Admission Courses 2019

  • Ph.D. in Design
  • Master of Design ( M.Des )
    • Product Design and Engineering
    • Industrial Design
    • Communication Design
    • Animation
    • Interaction Design
    • Mobility Design
    • Vehicle Design
    • Visual Design

CEED Admission Eligibility 2019

  • 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, 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 Admission Exam Pattern 2019

The paper of CEED 2019 will have 2 parts

Part A

  • 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

  • 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.

CEED Admission Application Form 2019

Common Entrance Examination for Design admission application form will be available at website

Application Fee

  • ₹ 1,300/- for all women candidates
  • ₹ 1,300/- for (SC / ST / PwD) candidates
  • ₹ 2,600/- for all other candidates

This fee is non – refundable and non – transferable. The registration fee has to be paid through the payment option provided on the website while submitting the registration form. Detailed instructions related to the payment of registration fee are given on the online registration portal. Credit card, debit card and net – banking options are available. The registration fee shown above does not include service and other charges and the processing fees that the banks may levy. The normal registration fee shown above is applicable till the regular closing date of 9th November, 2018. A late fee of ₹ 500/- is applicable to all candidates for registrations submitted after the regular closing date till 16th November, 2018.

CEED Admission Admit Card Details 2019

  • Admit cards will be available for downloading from the CEED website from 1st January, 2019 till 19th January, 2019. candidates are requested to take a clear printout ( in colour ) of the admit card before coming to the examination centre.

CEED Admission Selection Process 2019

  • Candidate should get valid CEED score. Selection is purely done by merit.

CEED Admission Exam Centres 2019

  • 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.

CEED Admission Syllabus 2019

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

  • Visualization and spatial ability
  • Environmental and social awareness
  • Analytical and logical reasoning
  • Language and creativity
  • Design thinking and problem solving
  • Observation and design sensitivity

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

  • Drawing
  • Creativity
  • Communication skills
  • Analytical and problem solving skills

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 Admission Results 2019

  • CEED result will be displayed on the CEED website The CEED 2019 score card is valid for a period of one year from the date of declaration of the result. The CEED 2019 score card cannot be treated as a proof of date of birth, category or disability status.

CEED Admission Important Dates 2019

1Online Registration with regular fee9th October to 14th November, 2018
2Online Registration with late fee15th - 16th November, 2018
3Admit card available for download1st January, 2019
4Date of Examination19th January, 2019
5Release of draft answer key for Part A25th January, 2019
6Last date of sending comments about draft answer key for Part A31st January, 2019
7Release of final answer key for Part A4th February, 2019
8Declaration of result4th March, 2019
9Score cards available for download4th March, 2019

Contact Details

Indian Institute of Technology Bombay,
Mumbai 400076.
Phone : +91 22 2576 4063 / 9093 / 9094
E-mail :
Website :

JEE Main

Application Form Submission 16 Dec 2020 to 16 Jan 2021.