Common Entrance Examination for Design (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.
CEED 2013 will be conducted from 0900 hours to 1200 hours on Sunday, 25th November, 2012 and will not have any break. Following are key features of the exam:
1. The examination will be conducted in two Parts, A and B. All candidates must answer both Parts.
A. PART-A is a screening test, which will be conducted by an online computerized program, and only candidates who secure a minimum cut-off mark qualify to be evaluated for Part B.
B. PART-B will be evaluated only for candidates who will be short-listed in PART-A.
C. Part B score only will be used for merit list and qualified list for CEED 2013.
2. All the candidates must answer both the parts. The short-listing will take place only during the evaluation stage of the examination, after the day of examination.
3. Candidates may attempt any question of the exam (of Part A or Part B) during the given three hour period. There is no requirement to attempt them in any particular sequence. Within the given three hour window, they can choose to spend any amount of time answering Part A (computer) and Part B (pen-paper). Questions to both the parts will be visible on the computer screen any time during the exam.
4. The 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.
5. The question paper will be in English. No specific text book or guide book is recommended for preparation. Candidates may however hone their drawing, rendering, and visualization skills.
6. Candidates should report to the examination centre at 8:00 am (one hour before the scheduled commencement of the examination). This is to register and provide biometric information (thumb impression and photograph) before appearing for the exam. The photograph captured on the day of the exam will be printed on the score card.
7. The seating arrangement will be displayed on the notice board of the examination centre.
Candidates must either have completed or be expecting to complete any of the following, by July 2013:
(i) Bachelor's degree in Engineering / Architecture / Design/ Interior Design or equivalent (4 years duration after 10+2)
(ii) Professional Diploma in Design (NID/CEPT or equivalent of 4 years duration after 10+2)
(iii) B.F.A. (4 year professional programme, after 10+2)
(iv) G.D. Art (5 year programme after 10th) with one year post qualification, professional experience
(v) Master’s degree in Arts / Science / Computer Applications
The candidate is responsible for showing eligibility while seeking admission to the specific programme in which they are interested.
There is no age limit and a candidate can appear in CEED any number of times.
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. in Design
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 (IISc Bangalore, IIT Bombay)
Details may be obtained from respective web sites.