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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Swastik 22 hours ago

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SwastikLast Seen: 22 hours 11 min agoJoined on: 26-Sep-2015Education Interest: EngineeringEducation Level: In Graduation

I am a currently pursuing my bachelor's in Mechanical Engineering, 5th Semester, how for i prepare for CEED 2019?

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Atluri Neeraj SuhaasLast Seen: 3 hours 12 min agoJoined on: 16-May-2018Education Interest: EngineeringEducation Level: In Graduation
Hi Swastik!This is Neeraj Atluri.From your given information your studying 3-1(5 semister), So start preparing for CEED(Common Entrance Examination for design) by collecting the exam pattern,syllabus,...Read More
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deepak verma 2 months ago

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KUNDAN YADAV 1 month ago

KUNDAN YADAVLast Seen: 1 month 1 week agoJoined on: 20-Sep-2017Education Interest: EngineeringEducation Level: Graduate & Above
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Malti Dhawale 2 months ago

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Malti DhawaleLast Seen: 6 days 1 hour agoJoined on: 02-May-2018Education Interest: EngineeringEducation Level: Class 12

Is CEED exam for mechanical eng?

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Nitika Agrawal 2 months ago

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Nitika AgrawalLast Seen: 18 hours 57 min agoJoined on: 05-May-2018Education Interest: ManagementEducation Level: Graduate & Above

HI Malti CEED exam is for the aspirants of Masters in design or phD programmes. CEED is conducted by IIT (Indian Institute of Technology) Bombay for Phd and Mdes course.

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Rajesh 3 months ago

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RajeshLast Seen: 2 months 2 weeks 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 3 months ago

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Sreeraj PLast Seen: 2 weeks 4 days 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 Kansagara 4 months ago

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Nirav KansagaraLast Seen: 1 month 5 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 4 months ago

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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

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