CEED: The Top Entrance Exam For Design

The Common Entrance Examination for Design (CEED) is known to be amongst the top entrance exam for PG courses in the areas of technological design arranged yearly jointly at every IIT and Indian Institute of Science (IISc).


Indian Institute of Technology Bombay and The Industrial Design Center, facilitate this exam for the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Govt. of India. It is a descriptive exam analyzing a student’s creative, logical, drawing and observation aptitudes, tested specifically for admission to different design courses in the areas of product design, visual communication, industrial design, vehicle design, animation and mobility.

  • Entrance Exam Syllabus and pattern:

At present, the test is organized in three phases: Part A, Part B, plus an interview.

Section A will be a preliminary screening test.

There are around 50 questions in this section that have negative marking pattern. Right answers have +2.0 marks while wrong answers have – 0.5 negative marks. Each question under this section checks G.K. and General Awareness.

Section B is assessed for those applicants who clear the screening test (Part A). Every question in this part analyzes the drawing and creative abilities of the aspirant. The initial two sections are compulsory and the interview is conveyed for the individuals who clear both Section A and Section B.

You can check out the detailed syllabus online. It would help you in your entrance exam preparation.

  • Eligibility criteria:

There is no bar with respect to either the age of the applicant or the number of times a hopeful can appear. The basic academic qualification for showing up for the examination is a graduate degree in Architecture, Design Engineering or Fine Arts from a recognized university or college in India.

Every qualified aspirants with a substantial CEED Examination score wind up noticeably qualified to apply for admission to different design courses under IISc and IITs. A legitimate CEED score does not, in any case, guarantee admission to the desired institute. Competitors are constantly required to show up for a second test called as the Design Aptitude Test (DAT) trailed by an interviewing preceding final selection by the individual institutes.

  • Courses:

A few courses for which a CEED qualified candidate can apply for…

– M.Des. in Design at IIT Kanpur

– M.Des. in Product Design and Engineering at IISc, Bangalore

– M.Des in design at Symbiosis institute, Pune

Design Ph. D programmes at IIT Bombay, IISc Bangalore etc.

So, keep an eye on the entrance exam alert and begin with your preparations, if you are eyeing for a career in design.

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