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CEED Entrance Exam 2021

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 2021

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 2021 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 2021 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 2021 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 2021 Exam Pattern

CEED 2021 will be conducted on 17th January, 2021  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 2021 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.

JEE Main

Application Form Submission 16 Dec 2020 to 16 Jan 2021.