What is CEED ?

Common Entrance Examination for Design (CEED) is a national level entrance exam conducted by IIT Bombay for admissions to Masters in Design Programmes offered at some of the IITs, IISc Bangalore and other institutes. CEED is an exam designed to test the candidate’s aptitude for design using drawing skills, logical reasoning, creativity, communica..Read More

CEED Application Details

Candidates must provide a valid email address and a mobile number. All communication from the CEED office is sent to these contacts. After successful registration, candidates receive a SMS with the password. They must use this along with the Email ID to log in. They can see their CEED application number after successful registration and must keep it safe for future reference. On successful log in, candidates are provided the CEED application number along with the form to fill in.

Check the application procedure in brief below:

  • Candidates have to first register with a valid email id and a mobile number.
  • After successful registration, candidates will receive a link to their email address to validate it, and the password will be sent to their mobile number via SMS.
  • Candidates have to log in using this link. 
  • After successful validation candidates must log in and fill the required details.
  • Candidates have to fill the applications form, upload their photograph, signature and supporting documents as specified and then pay the fees.
  • After submission, candidates are advised to print and keep a copy of the confirmation page for future reference

Supporting documents required for the CEED Application Form:

  • Photograph
  • Signature
  • Eligibility
  • Experience Certificate
  • Category Certificate
  • PwD Certificate

Candidates must upload the files containing photograph, signature, eligibility certificate and other supporting documents.


CEED Eligibility Criteria

Candidates must have graduated in any one of the following:

  • 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 10th) with one year post qualification professional experience
  • Master’s degree in Arts/ Science/ Computer Applications (2 year programme after 10+2+3)
  • Final year students about to graduate in any of the above courses are also eligible to apply provided they show proof of passing during admissions.

Important: Any three years’ Bachelor’s degree is not eligible.



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Rajesh 2 days ago

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RajeshLast Seen: 1 day 4 hours agoJoined on: 16-Apr-2018Education Interest: DesignEducation Level: Graduate & Above

I have done regular degree (B.Sc 3yrs) and after that did MBA(2yrs) from distance education am I eligible for CEED exam?

Does IIT's will accept M.Des course for experienced designers(7+yrs) with out CEED exam attempt?

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Sreeraj P 2 days ago

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Sreeraj PLast Seen: 1 day 1 hour agoJoined on: 18-May-2016Education Interest: EngineeringEducation Level: In Graduation
Hi Rajesh.The only way to get admission into an IIT to study for B.Des is through CEED. IITs won't accept you for that course because of the reason that you have experience in that field. It will help...Read More

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Nirav KansagaraLast Seen: 2 weeks 3 days agoJoined on: 07-Jul-2014Education Interest: EngineeringEducation Level: In Graduation

How the future scope is there after giving this exams ??

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shalini singh 24 days ago

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Shalini SinghLast Seen: 2 weeks 5 days agoJoined on: 05-Mar-2018Education Interest: Degree ProgrammesEducation Level: In Graduation
Hello NiravThe Common Entrance Examination for Design (CEED) is a joint entrance exam for post-graduate studies in the field of technological design held annually jointly at all IITs and Indian Instit...Read More

R Vinay sharma 1 month ago

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R Vinay SharmaLast Seen: 1 month 22 hours agoJoined on: 24-Mar-2018Education Interest: DesignEducation Level: In Graduation

Is there is any college in chennai regarding ceed training

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Surbhi Dongare 1 month ago

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Surbhi DongareLast Seen: 6 days 5 hours agoJoined on: 16-Jan-2017Education Interest: EngineeringEducation Level: Graduate & Above
Hi ,There are some institute which provide CEED training in Chennai as listed below-C3 AcademyCareer PlansArkinFashion AptitudeTrendz AcademySmart Training Resourses Pvt.LtdHope this helps. All the be...Read More

Jigna 1 month ago

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JignaLast Seen: 1 month 6 days agoJoined on: 18-Mar-2018Education Interest: DesignEducation Level: In Graduation

Im in last year of BSc microbiology so am i eligible for ceed?

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Sona 1 month ago

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SonaLast Seen: 5 hours 9 min agoJoined on: 07-May-2017Education Interest: LawEducation Level: In Graduation
Hey Jigna. Yes, you are eligible to take CEED. The Common Entrance Examination for Design (CEED) is a joint entrance exam for post-graduate studies in the field of technological design held annually ...Read More

IPSITA RAJAK 1 month ago

IPSITA RAJAKLast Seen: 1 month 1 day agoJoined on: 13-Mar-2018Education Interest: DesignEducation Level: In Graduation

My daughter scored 41.97% in SC category in CEED 2018. What is the chance for admission in Product Designing (M.Des.) at IIT, Bombay.

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Vikash Pal JadaunLast Seen: 1 month 1 week agoJoined on: 23-Feb-2018Education Interest: EngineeringEducation Level: In Graduation
Sir, Actually cutt off marks for any exams depends on various factors like The number of candidates taking CEED 2018 Difficulty level of the question paper How candidates perform in the entrance exa...Read More

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