CEED (Common Entrance Examination for Design) 2012
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CEED(Common Entrance Examination for Design): 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 is a qualifying examination for the following postgraduate programmes in design:

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.
Ph.D Programmes in Design (IISc Bangalore, IIT Bombay)
Details may be obtained from respective web sites.

Eligibility for CEED 2012:

Candidates either must 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 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 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.

What is new in CEED 2012?

CEED 2012 examination will be conducted on Sunday, 4 December 2011 between 14:00 hrs to 17:00 hrs. This is approximately one month earlier than previous years.
The examination will be conducted in two Parts, A and B. All candidates must answer both Parts.

PART-A is a screening test.
PART-B will be evaluated for candidates who will be short-listed in the screening test

Application Form and Brochure:

CEED Application Form must be submitted online, through the website The application fee (non refundable) is Rs. 950/- (Rs. 475/- for SC/ST/PD Applicants).

The examination is from 1400 hours to 1700 hours on Sunday, 4th December, 2011 and will not have any break.

Important Dates:

Access to Application through website: 12 Sept. 2011 – 7 Oct. 2011
Last Date for submitting of Application (Website closure): Friday, 7 Oct. 2011
Last Date for Receipt of Completed Application at the GATE Office, IIT Bombay: Friday, 14 Oct. 2011
A Candidate can contact GATE Office, IIT Bombay for non-receipt of admit card: Tuesday, 22 November 2011
Date of Examination: Sunday, 4 December 2011 (1400 to 1700 hours)
Announcement of Results: Friday, 20 January 2012 (after 1000 hours)
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