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 Important Dates

Application Date
Application Date


09/Oct/2017 to 10/Nov/2017  12:00 AM to 12:00 AM

Late Fee Application Date
Late Fee Application Date


11/Nov/2017 to 17/Nov/2017  

Admit Card Date
Admit Card Date


01/Jan/2018 to 20/Jan/2018  

Exam Date
Exam Date


20/Jan/2018  10:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Result Date
Result Date



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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Chaitanyadas 29 days ago

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When the entrance exam is going to conduct please inform me

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Dear Chaitanya As per your query,  you can take the test on January 20th from 10A. M.  -  1P. M. And if any technical problems arise,  you can take the same test from 2P. M. -&nbs...Read More
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Avinash 1 month ago

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I am an ece passed out student and want to go for designing course. Q1.have someone from ece background written DAT/ceed pg exam ?

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Prabhavati Dhavala Expert 1 month ago

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Hi Avinash,Most engineering students interested in design do check CEED. Thats because most of the technical institutes like IIT Bombay, Guwahati, Kanpur etc as well as IISc Bangalore offer M.Des thro...Read More
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vikas yadav 2 months ago

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What's the syllabus for mechanical engineering

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Zubin Mehta 2 months ago

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Mechanical Engineering has different syllabus from University to University and college to college. The Specialization majorly comprises of topics which are found commonly in curriculum across all co...Read More
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Govind Kumar 3 months ago

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Why an engineering student would apply for CEED exam?

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Prabhavati Dhavala Expert 3 months ago

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See, CEED is an entrance exam for M.Des at IIT Bombay, IISc Bangalore IIT Delhi, Kanpur, Hyderabad, Guwahati etc to name a few. Some private institutes also take the CEED scores. If you are some one w...Read More

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About Ceed Exam

I know about ceed. but I like to know about the preparation detail, and some related book or source on online.

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mayur kohli 3 months ago

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Owing to very tough competition and fewer seats in above-mentioned institutes, you need to prepare with heart and soul. With no specific textbook and guide, the preparation becomes very difficult. Yet...Read More

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