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CEED 2018

  • The Common Entrance Examination for Design (CEED) is a national entrance exam conducted by IIT Bombay for the admission to the Masters in Design and PhD Programs.

Common Entrance Examination for Design (CEED) 2018

Common Entrance Examination for Design (CEED) 2018

Venue: Pan India
Exam Date: 20-1-2018, Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 13:00 p.m.

What is the test about?

CEED 2018, like every year, will be conducted by IIT Bombay to test candidates' aptitude for design, drawing skills, logical reasoning, creativity, communication skills and visual perception ability for their admission into Master of Design (M. Des.) and PhD in design programs in various institutes. 

Who is eligible?

Eligibility Criteria:

  • A degree / diploma / post graduate degree programme of 4 years or 3+2 years (after 10+2 level),


  • Candidate must be appearing for the final examination of such a program by July 2018,


  • Candidate must have passed the GD Arts diploma programme (10+5 level) by July 2017. 
  • There is no age limit to appear for CEED.
  • A candidate can appear for CEED any number of times.

Candidates are advised to check whether they meet the required eligibility criteria for admission to various institutes, before they apply for the CEED.

What are the test syllabus, duration and format?


CEED 2018 will be in two parts.

Part A:

Visualization and Spatial Ability:

Pictorial and diagrammatic questions to test the understanding of transformation and / or manipulation of 2D shapes and 3D objects and their spatial relationships.

Environmental and Social Awareness:

General awareness of environmental factors such as climate, population, water, vegetation, pollution, weather, natural resources etc., and their implications on the design of products, images, infrastructure, and environment. Awareness of design terminologies, social and cultural connection with design, history of the designed artefact, and socially responsible and environmentally sustainable design responses. History of art, sculpture and literature.

Analytical and Logical Reasoning:

Ability to analyse given information logically and select the most appropriate solutions. Ability to weigh opinions, arguments or solutions against appropriate criteria. Ability to use logic and structured thinking to deduce from a short passage, which of a number of statements is the most accurate response to a posed question.

Language and Creativity:

Ability to understand passages in commonly used English language. Ability to think creatively in terms of alternatives, ability to distinguish innovative options and think out of the box.

Design Thinking and Problem Solving:

Ability to understand the context, the users and the constraints and select the most appropriate solution for a given design problem.

Observation and Design Sensitivity:

Ability to detect concealed properties in day to day life and think critically about them. Ability to discern subtle differences in visual properties and aesthetic outcomes.

Part B:


Ability to draw products, people or scenes in proportion with good line quality, composition, proportion, perspective, and shading.


Ability to think out of the box and come up with unique as well as diverse solutions.

Communication Skills:

Ability to communicate concepts and ideas clearly with the help of text and visuals.

Analytical and Problem-Solving Skills:

Ability to understand the user and the context, knowledge of properties of materials and process and their appropriate use in design, originality of solutions, ability to create characters, plots and stories, etc.

Key dates for application and registration

Online registration with regular fee October 9 to November 10, 2017.

Who conducts the test?

IIT Bombay

Which colleges/institutes accept the test?

IIT Bombay, IIT Kanpur, IIT Guwahati, IIT Delhi, IIT Hyderabad and IISc Bangalore.


JEE (Advanced)-UCEED-CEED 2018
Indian Institute of Technology Bombay
Mumbai 400076
Phone: +91 22 2576 4063 / 9093 / 9094
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: www.ceed.iitb.ac.in


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