Common Entrance Examination for Design 2017 (CEED)


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Name of the Exam: Common Entrance Examination for Design 2016

Degrees Offered: M.Des and Ph.D Programmes in Design

Colleges Participating in CEED 2017

There are several other institutes participating in the CEED 2017, which is conducted by the IIT Bombay on behalf of Human Resource Department, Government of India. Below is the list of some of the top colleges participating in CEED 2017

  • IISC Bangalore: Center for Product Design and Mfg.

  • IIT Bombay: Industrial Design Center

  • IIT Delhi: Instrument Design and Development Centre

  • IIT Guwahati: Department of Design

  • IIT Hyderabad: Department of Design

  • IIT Kanpur: Design Programme

  • IIITDM Jabalpur: Design Discipline

CEED 2017 Important Dates



Availability of application forms (online)

17th October – 11st November, 2016

Date of CEED Examination

22th January, 2017 10:00 to 13:00 hrs

Declaration of Results

10th March, 2017

Score Cards availability

15th March, 2017

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CEED 2017 Eligibility Criteria

  • Candidates pursuing or have completed any of these exams by July 2017:

  • Bachelor Degree in Architecture/ Engineering/ Interior Design/ Design or any equivalent courses i.e. four year program after completion of 10+2.

  • Professional Diploma in Design (CEPT/NID or any equivalent program after completion of 10+2)

  • Bachelor Degree in Fine Arts (with 4 year professional program after completion of 10+2)

  • Graduate Diploma in Arts (with 5 year professional program after completion of 10th along with one year post qualification professional experience)

  • Master’s degree in Science/ Arts/ Computer Applications (with 2 year program after 10+2+3)

  • Candidates with 3 years Bachelors degree are not eligible for CEED 2016

CEED 2017 Information Brochure

Candidates can get the information bulletin for CEED 2017 from the brochure released by the CEED. They can also visit the website for further details.

Please click here for the CEED 2107 brochure

CEED 2017 Application form

The application form for CEED 2017 must be submitted online through the website


Candidates willing to appear for CEED 2017 must register them online by filling the application form online by providing their relevant contact details. After registering the CEED website shall send a password to the user’s mobile and e-mail which shall be needed in completing the registration process. By using the

Payment of Application Fees:

The application fees are required to be paid using SBI Collect Online banking, Credit or Debit cards. Application fees format:


Application fee 

Men (General) and OBC


Men (SC/ST/PD)


All women candidates


Documents required to be submitted along with the application:

Candidates are required to upload the following documents:

  • Passport size photograph in jpg format

  • Candidate’s signature in jpg format

  • Degree certificate or certificate from principal/head of the department (in pdf format)

  • Cast certificate in pdf format (for SC/ST/OBC category candidates only)

  • Medical certificate in pdf format (for candidates claiming PD status)

  • Experience certificate in case of candidates with G.D. Arts qualification

CEED 2017 Admit Cards

The admit cards for CEED shall be available to download on the website of CEED from December 26, 2016 to January 21, 2017. Candidates can download the admit cards form the website 

Syllabus & Pattern for CEED 2017

  • CEED 2017 shall be conducted in two parts, A and B.

  • Candidates are required to answer both the parts.

  • Part A is the computer based screening exam and the candidates clearing the Part A shall only qualify for the Part B

  • The score of the Part B of the exam shall only be considered for the CEED 2017 merit list.

Syllabus (Topics to be prepared)

Elements of Design, Principles of design, Choice of product concepts suitable for small and large scale production, Development of new product/ visual concepts & creative ideas based on analytical observation of  problems from daily life situation, Generation of solution in a given material and process such as sheet metal work wood fabrication, plastic molding, wire fabrication, etc. Imagination and Drawing Skills covering objects, birds, animals, furniture people and places from immediate or distant environments, Sample Sketching features, perspective  making, Design Concepts, Scale and proportions, Aesthetics & Sensitivity, Color Psychology and Applications, Representations of visual concepts into visual symbols and form, aided with drawings and illustrations, Drawings based on analysis.

CEED 2017 Preparation

CEED 2016 is a national level entrance examination conducted by IIT Bombay to assess the candidate’s aptitude for design, drawing skills, visual perception ability, creativity, communication skills, and logical reasoning. Cracking the CEED 2016 never been easier but planning and implementing makes each section strong. Candidates are advised to carry out mock test before examination and also solve previous year's question papers.

Books to Refer:

  • A complete beginner guide, handbook by Joseph D'Amelio

  • Generalized theory about creative problem solving for you with some practice exercises by CPS-Mitchell & Kowalik

  • Seeds For CEED By Bhushan Patil

Click here to get the previous year’s CEED question papers

CEED 2017 Result

  • CEED 2017 Results shall be declared on 10th of March, 2017

  • The score cards shall be made available on the website of CEED for downloads from 3rd Week of March, 2016

  • The score cards shall be valid for two years from the date of announcement of results

CEED 2017 Counselling

  • The admission information into postgraduate programs of various institutes participating in CEED 2016 shall be announced separately after declaration of results

  • Candidates are required to apply individually for the preferred institutes for the counseling procedure based on their scores of CEED 2017 and the eligibility criteria of the institutes.

  • Candidates qualifying CEED doesn’t guarantee admission in any programme offered by any institute participating in the CEED 2017 and candidates might be required to appear for further tests and interviews for respective design departments for admission of the institutes.

Enquiries for CEED shall be addressed to:

Chairman GATE 2017


Indian Institute of Technology Bombay

Powai, Mumbai 400076

Toll Free Number: 1800-2660-314 (on all days except National Holidays from 10:00 hrs - 19:00 hrs)

Phone: 976-991-7069, 976-995-7068, 022-257-67-068 (Mon to Fri 09:30 - 17:30 hrs)

Fax: 022 2572-3706



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Course Features

  • Video Lectures
  • Revision Notes
  • Previous Year Papers
  • Mind Map
  • Study Planner
  • NCERT Solutions
  • Discussion Forum
  • Test paper with Video Solution