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Common Entrance Examination for Design (CEED) is a qualifying examination for admission to Master of Design (M.Des.) programmes at IISc Bangalore, IIT Bombay, IIT Delhi, IIT Guwahati, IIT Hyderabad and IIT Kanpur, and Ph.D programmes in Design at some Institutes. CEED is conducted by Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT Bombay)

During CEED candidate is assessed on aptitude for :

  • Design involving visual perception ability
  • Drawing skills,
  • Logical reasoning,
  • Creativity and communication skills.

Important Points

  • No Age Limit for CEED
  • Any No. of attempts are allowed
  • Validity of score is one year
  • Admitting Institutes may conduct further tests and/or interviews for the final selection/admission in addition to the weightage given to the CEED score.

Eligibility criteria for CEED 2016

Candidates must either have completed or be expecting to complete any of the following by July 2016: Bachelor’s degree in Engineering / Architecture / Design / Interior Design or equivalent (4 years programme after 10+2).


  • Professional Diploma in Design (NID/CEPT or equivalent of 4 years programme after 10+2).
  • B.F.A. (4 year professional programme after 10+2).
  • G.D. Art (5 year programme after 10 th
  • Master’s degree in Arts/ Science/ Computer Applications (2 year programme after 10+2+3). ) with one year post qualification professional experience

NOTE: Candidates with 3 years Bachelor degree are not eligible. The candidate is responsible for proving the eligibility while applying for CEED

Programmes CEED qualified students are eligible for the following postgraduate programmes in various institutes with the specialization as mentioned:

Programme Institute Specialization
IISc, Bangalore
IIT, Mumbai
IIT, Delhi
IIT, Guwahati
IIT, Hydrabad
IIT, Kanpur
Product Design and Engineering*
Industrial Design, Visual Communication, Animation, Interaction Design, Mobility and Vehicle Design
Industrial Design
Visual Design

Ph.D.IISc Bangalore IIT Bombay IIT Hyderabad IIT KanpurDesign

* For the M.Des. programmes at IISc Bangalore and IIT Kanpur, the GATE qualified candidates will also be considered. Details of these programmes may be obtained from the web sites of the respective institutes.

Important dates (CEED 2016):

  • Application submission: 10th – 31st August 2015
  • Availability of Admit cards for downloading: 7thNovember – 5th December 2015
  • Date of Examination: 6th December 2015
  • Announcement of Results: 15th January 2016
  • Availability of score cards for downloading: 22nd January 2016

Examination Cities/Towns :

Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Bhopal, Chandigarh, Chennai, Delhi, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Kanpur, Kolkata, Mumbai, Nagpur, Pune and Thiruvananthapuram.