Common Entrance Examination for Design (CEED)

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. The objective of CEED is to assess the candidate’s aptitude for design, involving visual perception ability, drawing skills, logical reasoning, creativity, and communication skills.

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

(a) Master of Design Programmes
IISc Bangalore: M.Des. in Product Design and Engineering*
IIT Bombay: M.Des. in (i) Industrial Design, (ii) Visual Communication, (iii) Animation, (iv) Interaction Design, (v) Mobility and Vehicle Design.
IIT Delhi: M.Des. in Industrial Design
IIT Guwahati: M.Des.
IIT Kanpur: M.Des. in Industrial Design*
* GATE qualified candidates will also be considered for admission to these programmes.

(b) Ph.D Programmes in Design (in some of the above institutes)
Details may be obtained from respective web sites.

Eligibility for CEED 2012 :

Candidates must either have completed or be expecting to complete any of the following, by July 2012:
(i) Bachelor’s degree in Engineering / Architecture / Design/ Interior Design, or equivalent
(ii) Professional Diploma in Design (NID/CEPT, or equivalent)
(iii) B.F.A. (4 year professional programme, after 10+2)
(iv) G.D. Art (5 year programme after 10th) with one year professional experience
(v) Master’s degree in Arts / Science / Computer Applications

Before applying for CEED, candidates must assure themselves that they are eligible to seek admission to the specific programme they are interested in. There is no age limit and a candidate can appear in CEED any number of times.

Application Form and Brochure:

CEED Application Form may be submitted only by ONLINE (Internet based). ONLINE submission can be made by accessing the website The ONLINE application fee (non refundable) is Rs950/- Rs. 475/- for SC/ST/PD Applicants).


The candidates will be required to appear in a single examination of three hours duration without any break. Most of the centres are located outside the main city and candidates may have to walk a good distance from the campus main gate to reach the examination venue. Candidates should report to the examination centre, at least half an hour before the scheduled commencement of the examination. The seating arrangement will be displayed on the notice board of the examination centre. A candidate has to bring his/her 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. The question paper will be in English. No specific text book or guide book preparations are necessary to appear in CEED. Candidates may however polish up their drawing, rendering and visualization skills.

Contact Address

Enquiries about CEED may be addressed to
Chairman GATE 2012, GATE Office
Indian Institute of Technology Bombay
Powai, Mumbai 400076
Phone: 022-25767068
Fax: 022-2572 3706
E Mail: gateoffice[at]