About CEED 2013
Team Careers360, 12 Apr 2014, #CEED

About CEED 2013:
Common Entrance Examination for Design (CEED) is an all India examination conducted by the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT Bombay), on behalf of the Ministry of Human Resources Development, Government of India to assess the candidate’s aptitude for design, involving visual   perception ability, drawing skills, logical reasoning, creativity, and communication skills.

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CEED is a qualifying examination for the following postgraduate programmes in design:

1. Master of Design Programme:

IISc Bangalore: M.Des. in Product Design and Engineering*
IIT Bombay: M.Des. in

  • Industrial Design

  • Visual Communication

  • Animation

  • Interaction Design

  • Mobility and Vehicle Design.


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IIT Delhi: M.Des. in Industrial Design
IIT Guwahati: M.Des. in Design
IIT Kanpur: M.Des. in Industrial Design*
IIITDM Jabalpur : M.Des. Programme*

* Above Masters programmes also allow GATE scores as eligibility criteria

2. Ph.D Programmes in Design in IISc Bangalore and IIT Bombay

Organizing Institute:
Chairman CEED 2013
GATE Office
Indian Institute of Technology Bombay
Powai, Mumbai 400076

CEED 2013 Eligibility  Criteria

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering / Architecture / Design/ Interior Design or equivalent (4 years duration after 10 + 2)

  • Professional Diploma in Design (NID/CEPT or equivalent of 4 years duration after 10+2)

  • B.F.A. (4 year professional programme, after 10+2)

  • G.D. Art (5 year programme after 10th) with one year post qualification professional experience.

  • Master’s degree in Arts / Science / Computer Applications


Note: A bachelore’s degree of three years is not considered for admission.
There is no restriction on the no of attempts as well as no age limit

CEED 2013 Eligibility Criteria:

  • Qualifying Year is 2012 or Before:  Degree Certificate / Provisional Certificate OR a Course Completion Certificate provided by the College Administration OR Final year marksheet

  • Qualifying Year is 2013: Any pre-final year marksheet OR Principal Certificate for CEED 2013


Note: the Course certificate / Principal Certificate for CEED 2013 are available for download on the website

CEED 2013 Exam Pattern:

The examination consists of two parts to be answered by all candidates

  • PART-A: An online exam, candidates have to qualify in this to be able to answer Part B. The exam consists of multiple choice questions conducted by an online computerized program,

    Important: There will be negative marking for Part A.

  • PART-B: this is a pen-paper exam and will be evaluated only for candidates who will be short-listed in PART-A. The scores of this exam will be used to determine the merit list and qualified list for CEED 2013.Shortlisting will be after evaluation which will be done after the examination day..The question paper will be in English and preparation for the exam would be by honing of drawing, rendering, and visualization skills.


Specifics for exam day:  

  • Candidates are required to bring their own pencils of different grades (e.g. H, HB, 2B, 4B, 6B etc.), sketch pens, poster colors, and other drawing materials for the examination.

  • No drawing sheets have to be brought.

  • Candidates should report to the examination centre one hour before the scheduled commencement of the examination.  They are required to register and provide biometric information (thumb impression and photograph) before appearing for the exam. The photograph captured on the day of the exam will be printed on the score card.


CEED 2013 Examination Centres: Bengaluru, Chennai, Delhi, Guwahati, Kanpur, Kolkatta, and Mumbai

How to apply:

  • A candidate has to first register on the website while providing a valid email id and a mobile number for the duration of the CEED exam and subsequent admission process.

  • Important: The CEED office will use this email /mobile for all communication

  • Once the registration is done, a link will be sent to the candidate’s email address to validate it, and the password will be sent to the mobile number given during registration through an SMS.

  • The candidate has to use the link and password to login in.

  • The application form will be available after successful validation and log in.


CEED 2013 Application Fees:


Non-refundable Application fee

Bank Charges


Men (General)


Online: 10; NEFT: 2.5

Online: 1510;  NEFT: 1502.5

Men (SC/ST/PD)


Online: 10; NEFT: 2.5

Online: 760; NEFT: 752.5

Women (All Categories)

Application Fee has been exempted




Note: bank charges may vary from bank to bank


Fees can be paid
1. online via netbanking only.
2. e-collect NEFT: a unique account no and a NEFT IFSC code are generated for this option and a bank challan is generated to be printed to be used to pay in the bank chosen. Once the payment is made, a confirmation number known as UTR number will be given to the candidate. This no is a confirmation of the payment made and should be noted safely.
Important: Application can be submitted only using the UTR number.

Whats new:
No application fees for female candidates
Application procedure is online and all documents have to be uploaded.
Admit cards will have to be downloaded from the website.
CEED 2013 Online Application Interface requires that copies of your photograph
Photograph Requirements and signature be uploaded as an electronic file.

CEED 2013 Important Dates:

Commencement of Online Application submission

8 August 2012

Last date for Submission of Online Application Form (website closure)

3 Sept. 2012

Availability of Admit Card for download

2 November 2012

Date of Examination

25 November 2012

CEED 2013 Result:
Results of CEED 2013 will be displayed on the web page on December 26, 2012 and the Score cards will be sent to all the qualified candidates to their registered communication address
The Score Card is valid for a period of two years from the date of declaration of the results.


CEED 2013 Counseling Process The announcement for admission to the postgraduate programmes in design will be notified separately by the different institutes, starting from November 2012.

  • IISc Bangalore :  M.Des- Selection for admission is based on performance in a design aptitude test (DAT) and interview to be conducted at the Centre towards the end of April /early May

  • IIT Bombay : For M.Des programme, shortlisted candidates with valid CEED score will be called for the departmental written test and interview

  • IIT Guwahati : Final selection for admission to the MDes program is based on the CEED score and on performance in a creative interactive session and personal interview to be conducted at the Department of Design in May/June


CEED 2013 Participating Institutes


List of Important website Related to Gate 2013

  • http://www.architectureaptitude.com/about-architecture-aptitude

  • http://www.ceed.examsavvy.com/

  • http://www.silica.co.in/preparation.html


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graduated B.com in the year 2018 , Am I eligible for CEED as I have completed my 2 plus 3 years of graduation as it is mentioned.

Aditya kumar Student Expert 16th Oct, 2019
Hello there!


Yes,  you are eligible for CEED exam as to be eligible for CEED 2020 exam ,aspirants needs to have completed their 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 programme by July 2020, or must have passed the GD Arts diploma programme (10+5 level) by July 2020. A candidate can appear in CEED any number of times as there is no age limit, The authorities released CEED 2020 Application form in online mode on October 9, 2019. For more and detailed information go through https://design.careers360.com/articles/ceed-eligibility-criteria

Hello sir I have studies diploma in civil 3 years and then done the engineering 3 years; as direction joinee in 2nd year: can i able to give the ceed and exam and can join the idc iitb m.des animation course? am i elgibile?

Manidipa Kundu Student Expert 11th Oct, 2019

hello aspirant,

you cannot apply in iit bombay, because they need minumum 4 years bachelors degree in engineering after 10+2 course. you may apply in iit kanpur or iisc bangalore, as they do not have any specific criteria. follow below link to get more updates



Can i know when will the forms be out for CEED 2020 ?

Payal 10th Oct, 2019

Hii aspirants

let me clear your doubt.

The application form for CEED 2020 october 9 to second week of November 2020 without payment for late fee. . The application procedure will be online where candidates will have to register first, followed by entering of personal and academic details, uploading of documents and finally making the payment.

for more details you can visit the site where you will get all the whole detail for ceed


I hope my answer will help you out

Good luck


Hello Sir, I am Loganathan, it took me an extra 6 months to clear my B.Tech because of my backlogs, and I also got a pretty low score of 56%. Will this be any kind of problem if I clear CEED with a good percentile to get admission in IITs?? Looking forward to your reply. Thank You.

Manidipa Kundu Student Expert 10th Oct, 2019

hello aspirant,

its completely fine if you are preparing for ceed exam. however there is no percentile or age limit for ceed exam. but different institute has different graduation marks criteria for admission in m. design. like iit delhi needs atleast 60% marks in graduation , 55% for sc/st. so  if you are from general category you will not eligible to apply. as per your score you can apply in iit bombay, iit guwahati, iit hyderabad, iit kanpur, but you need to bring a really good score in ceed exam, unless as per your profile there is very little chances of selection.


I have one year gap between 10+2 and graduation, so can I apply for ceed in m.des?

Priyaanka Sarkar Student Expert 9th Oct, 2019

Dear Sanjay, there is no upper age limit for appearing for CEED and there is no cap on no.of attempts at CEED. For being eligible, you should have completed your Graduation/Diploma/Post graduation either in  4 or 3+2 years format. Candidates in their final year are also eligible. So, inspite of the break between 10+2 and graduation, you are eligible for CEED. For more information, please visit our page at: https://design.careers360.com/articles/ceed-eligibility-criteria

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