CEED Admission Form

CEED Admission Form 2017 – 18

 About CEED

Common Entrance Examination for Design is abbreviated as CEED. This examination is conducted by Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT Bombay) on behalf of the Ministry of Human Resources Development, Government of India. It is a descriptive test covering a student’s logical, creative, observation and drawing skills, tested in particular for admission to various design courses in the field of Product Design, Industrial Design, Visual Communication, Animation Graphic, Vehicle Design and Mobility.

Candidates can give the entrance examination and can get admission to Masters in Design programs offered at IISc Bangalore, IIT Bombay, IIT Delhi, IIT Guwahati, IIT Hyderabad and IIT Kanpur, and Ph.D programmes in Design at some Institute. After clearing the examination candidate can get admission in Master of Design Programs or Ph.D Programs in Design. This is all India examination. The examination is conducted every year in the month of December.

  Application Form Submission of CEED 2017

CEED application form must be submitted ONLINE ONLY through the official website, http://ceed.iitb.ac.in.

Application fee:
• Rs. 1,100 for all women candidates
• Rs. 1,100 for (SC / ST / PwD) candidates
• Rs. 2,200 for all other candidates

This fee is non-refundable and non-transferable. The application fee is applicable till November 11, 2016, 23:45 hours. A late fee of Rs. 500 is applicable to ALL candidates for applications submitted after the closing date.

 Important Dates for CEED Admission 2017-18

Submission of online applications with regular feeOCTOBER 17 – NOVEMBER 11, 2016
Submission of online applications with late feeNOVEMBER 11 – 18, 2016
Admit card available for downloadDECEMBER 26, 2016 – JANUARY 21, 2017
Date of examinationJANUARY 22, 2017, 10:00 TO 13:00 HOURS
Release of draft answer key for Part AJANUARY 28, 2017
Last date of sending comments about draft answer key for Part AJANUARY 31, 2017
Release of final answer key for Part AJANUARY 28, 2017
Declaration of resultMARCH 10, 2017
Score cards available for downloadMARCH 15, 2017

 Eligibility for CEED Admission 2017-18

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 programme by July 2017, or must have passed the GD Arts diploma programme (10+5 level) by July 2016. 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.

  Instruction for filling Online Application Form

In order to complete the application submission procedure, you need to upload the following items:

1.File containing your recent color photograph (.jpg file).

2.Scanned copy of your signature (.jpg file).

3.Scanned copy of your degree / diploma certificate (.pdf file) if the courses is completed, or a certificate from the Principal of the college / Head of the Department if the course is not completed.

4.Candidates who are applying in the SC / ST / OBC NCL category have to produce valid category certificates (.pdf file) issued by appropriate authorities. OBC NCL certificates issued ONLY from April 1, 2016 onwards are accepted.

5.Candidates who are applying in PwD category should produce a valid medical certificate (.pdf file) issued by the appropriate authority.

6.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).

  CEED Exam Pattern

The CEED examination will be conducted in two parts. All candidates must answer both the parts.

Part A is a computer-based screening test. It evaluates visualization and spatial ability, environmental and social awareness, analytical and logical reasoning, language and creativity, observation and design sensitivity. Candidates who are shortlisted in Part A will qualify for the evaluation of Part B.

Only Part B score will be used for CEED 2017 merit list. Part B evaluates drawing, creativity, communication skills and analytical and problem solving skills.

  CEED Examination Centers

CEED 2017 committee plans to conduct the examination in the following cities: Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Bhubaneswar, Chandigarh, Chennai, Delhi, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Indore, Jaipur, Kanpur, Kolkata, Kozhikode, Mumbai, Nagpur, Patna, Raipur and Thiruvananthapuram.

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

  Courses Offered

CEED qualified students are eligible to apply for MDes and PhD programmes in various institutes with the specializations as mentioned in the table below.

InstitutesProgrammes Offered
Centre for Producty Design and Manufacturing, IISc BangaloreMDes in Product Design and Engineering
PhD in Design
Industrial Design Centre, IIT BombayMDes in Industrial Design, Communication Design, Animation, Interaction Design, Mobility and Vehicle Design
PhD in Design
Instrument Design and Development Centre, IIT DelhiMDes in Industrial Design
Department of Design, IIT GuwahatiMDes in Design
Department of Design, IIT HyderabadMDes in Visual Design
PhD in Design
Design Programme, IIT KanpurMDes in Design
PhD in Design

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

After qualifying in CEED, candidates must apply to the respective institutes for admission and fulfill other requirements such as tests or interviews of the respective institutes to become eligible for admission. The announcement for admission to the postgraduate programmes in design will be notified separately by these institutes.

  Admitting Institutes

Candidates are encouraged to visit the respective institutes and meet the students and faculty of the design programmes to discuss the eligibility requirements and programme details. For any specific query on admission and programmes, go through the websites of concerned institute given below.
• IISc Bangalore
• IIT Bombay
• IIT Delhi
• IIT Guwahati
• IIT Hyderabad
• IIT Kanpur

  CEED Preparation

The CEED exam part A is basically a screening test. You need to aim to score high to be at least eligible for the next section. Here are some CEED preparation tips for Part A that may come in handy.

1.General Knowledge – This section is famous for asking questions on basic GK. The questions are not widely irrelevant to design and architecture. There could be questions on symbols, artists and their paintings, Indian history.
2.Expected the unexpected – In 2013 there was a question on mechanical pulleys. This was slightly unexpected. But as IIT B has clearly said there is no defined syllabus, be prepared for sich surprises. Basically the section tests your aptitude, awareness and knowledge.
3.Refresh your knowledge on Indian history, temples, architecture ang geography – This may or may not be directly useful, but will help you answer some of the direct questions.
4.Learn to identify correct perspectives, art forms and sectional projections.
5.Testing design/ Drawing/ Writing skills- You will not be asked to testing design / drawing / writing skills anything in Part A.

Part B – The marks scored in this section only will be used to calculate the merit list. This section will have questions on design and hand drawing.

  CEED Syllabus

• 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 artifact, 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 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 2017 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

  CEED Question Paper

  CEED Admit Card

Admit cards will be available for downloading from the CEED website from December 26 2016 to January 21, 2017. Please take a clear printout (in color) of the admit card before coming to the examination centre.

  CEED Selection Process

The candidates who clear the CEED 2017 Result with the minimum marks required qualify for the CEED 2017 Selection Process. The CEED 2017 Selection Process is a three step process. The candidates have to pass through three screens for admissions to the desired programme. The three screens are explained below:

1.CEED 2017 Score Screening: The candidates are evaluated on the basis of their scores and arranged in the ascending order of their scores. The candidates ranking in the top 300 are shortlistedfor DAT.

2.Design Aptitude Test Screening (DAT): This test is conducted to check the designing and creative skills of the candidate.

3.Interviews: The candidates who clear the DAT for CEED 2017 Selection Process are shortlisted for the interview process. The candidates have to clear the minimum marks requirement to qualify for the interview for CEED 2017. The candidates who clear the interview seek admission in their desired institutes.

  CEED Result Declaration

Result Declaration Date: March 10, 2017
CEED result will be displayed on the CEED website.

The CEED 2017 score card is valid for a period of one year from the date of declaration of the result. The CEED 2017 score card cannot be treated as a proof of date of birth, category or disability status.

Note: The authority to declare the result is vested solely with CEED office, IIT Bombay. If any claim or dispute regarding CEED 2017 arises, the Courts and Tribunals in Mumbai alone shall have the exclusive jurisdiction to entertain and settle such dispute or claim.

  CEED Admission Process

Qualifying the CEED examination does not guarantee admission in various IITs or IISc. The candidates have to satisfy all the requirements of the institute where he/she wants to take admission. The admission criteria or requirements of every institute is different. After the announcement of results, the qualified candidates can apply for the preferred institute individually.

  CEED Brochure

  Contact Us

Address : Chairperson
JEE (advanced)-UCEED-CEED 2017
Indian Institute of Technology Bombay
Mumbai 400076

+91 22 2576 9093
(Mon to Fri 09:30 – 17:30 hrs)

[email protected]