CEED 2012


The Ministry of Human Resources Development is responsible for conducting CEED exam. Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT Bombay) will be holding the exam over centers spread across major cities in India.

Purpose of the CEED Exam

CEED exam is conducted to select students for various design related courses I top institutes of India like IIT’s and ISC. The exam will test a candidate’s

  • Aptitude for design.
  • Visual perception ability
  • Drawing skills,
  • Logical reasoning
  • Creativity and
  • Communication skills.

It helps to qualify in the following postgraduate programmes:

Master of Design Programmes

  • IIT Guwahati M.Des.
  • IIT Delhi: M.Des. in Industrial Design
  • IIT Bombay: M.Des. in  Industrial Design, Visual Communication, Animation, Interaction design and  Mobility and Vehicle Design

In some of the above institutes Ph D Programmes is also available.

Eligibility Criteria for CEED Exam

Candidates with following educational qualification are eligible to write the CEED exam

  • Bachelor’s degree in Architecture / Interior Design/ Design/ Engineering, or equivalent
  • Professional Diploma in Design (NID/CEPT or equivalent)
  • B.F.A. (4 year professional programme, after 10+2)
  • G.D. Art (5 year programme after 10th) with one year professional experience
  • Master’s degree in Science /Arts /Computer Applications

A Candidate can appear ay number of times and there is no age limit too.

How to Apply

Forms can be submitted online .Follow the link given in this page

Cost of Application Form

The application fee cost Rs 950/- (475/- for SC/ST/PD applicants).It is not refundable. There are two modes of payment. You may choose anyone of them

  • SBI Cash Voucher: after filling the form through any SBI branch a SBI Cash Voucher is generated with the Printout. It contains candidates name and other details. This will help to make the payment through any SBI Branch within India. Make sure to enclose the IITB copy of the cash voucher.
  • Demand Draft: a DD is issued in favour of ‘IIT Bombay’, payable at Mumbai. Enter the DD details while filling the form. The draft should be valid at least for six months.

How to fill the Form

Applicants should read the instructions very carefully before filling the Form. Candidate should cross check that all the informations entered is correct and then click on the submit button. After submission of the form no changes can be made. Save & Continue later option can be used in case of some problems. Few steps which will guide you are as follows

  • Click ‘ONLINE Application’ on CEED ONLINE Application Homepage.
  • Give your Registration ID and click ‘Fill Form’.
  • Carefully enter your personal details, choice of examination, centre and mode of payment
  • If your mode of payment is by Demand Draft then give its details.
  • Printout can be obtained by clicking the option ‘Print Form’ only after ‘Submit Finally’ option is clicked.
  • The Printout has all the information filled in by the candidate along with the details of mode of payment. It also gives the Application Number.

Important Dates

  • Online Application   3rd week of Sept to 3rd week of Oct
  • Last Date for Receipt of Application Printout at the GATE Office IIT Bombay 1st week of November
  • Dispatch of Admit Cards starts from   3rd week of December
  • Date of Exam is 2nd week of January
  • Declaration of Result   4th week of March

The CEED Exam Structure

The candidates have to appear for a three hours exam without break. Reporting time is at least half an hour before the exam. Seating arrangement will be informed through notice board. Candidate has to bring his/her own pencils and other drawing materials. Question paper will be in English. No specific guide or preparations is required to appear in test

Exams consist of two parts.


  • Creative ability test
  • Visual perception to determine visual sensitivity and imagination.


  • Ability to comprehend and summarize a given passage in English
  • Written Communication
  • Ability to express precisely one’s thoughts on a given topic.

Scoring and Negative Marking

Multiple choice questions will be given. Every correct answer will fetch you full marks and wrong answer will reduce 1/4th of the total marks given to that question. Mark your answers in blue or black ball point pens.

Study Plan

The best thing a student can do is to start from the beginning. Since portion is vast it has to be done with great concentration. It is good if students join some coaching centers as it will help to become more familiar with all the portions. Those who wish to study by themselves can buy guide books.

Language of the Question Papers

Applicants have the option to write in Hindi or English. The language should be mentioned in the admission form. It can’t be reversed later.

CEED Exam Centers

  • Bengaluru
  • Chennai
  • Delhi
  • Guwahati
  • Kanpur
  • Kharagpur
  • Mumbai
  • Roorkee

Coaching Centers for CEED Exam

Some of the coaching centers in our country are:

  • Brilliant Tutorials
  • Career Forum Private Limited
  • Career Launcher
  • Career Point
  • Eureka Academy
  • Jamboree

How and Where To Get the Results

GATE Office, IIT Bombay declares the result. In case of any dispute or claim in respect of CEED, the Courts and Tribunals in Mumbai shall have the jurisdiction to settle them.

Results will be mailed only to those who qualify. Candidate’s information and results will be shared with the concerned design programmes, and used for statistical purposes.

Score Validity

The Score Card has a validity of two years from the date of declaration of results. Normally duplicate score cards are not issued. In case a candidate needs a duplicate copy, he has to send an application to IIT, Mumbai along with a DD for Rs 300 payable at Mumbai.

Institutions that Accept the CEED Score

  • IISc Bangalore, CPDM
  • IIT Bombay, IDC
  • IIT Delhi, Industrial Design Programme
  • IIT Guwahati, Department of Design
  • IIT Kanpur, Design Programme

Rules for Reservation

Reservation SC/ST/OBC categories or handicapped shall be applicable as per the rules of the Indian Government/State concerned. It may be changed from time to time.

Contact Address for CEED

Enquiries about CEED may be addressed to:

  • Chairman of GATE Office, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Powai, Mumbai 400076
  • Phone: 022-25767068
  • Fax: 022-2572 3706
  • E Mail: [email protected]
  • Website: http://www.iitb.ac.in/gate


11 Responses to “CEED 2012”

  1. 11

    i am ceed qualified in 2009 , my aggrigate of is 52.8%, can i get admission in any iits on the basis of ceed and gate score.
    i have ceed 2009, gate 2010, gate 2008, gate 2005 score, plz replay

  2. 10
    Janani Sundaram:

    Iam doing BMM(bachelor of mass media). Can you please tell me if i am eligible for CEED?

  3. 9

    i passout b.f.a can u tell me whats the syallbus come in ceed exam in B.F.A field

  4. 8

    sir, cen i gate list of students name & their roll numbers(exams seat number)between number 210721 to 210730, crntre iit,mumbai. please

  5. 7

    Sir,i really need soled papers of previous years’ ceed. please mail me.-sneha

  6. 6

    sir,i really need solved papers of previous years’ ceed.
    kindly mail me as soon as possible.

  7. 5

    i have done bba i want to do designing course
    am i eligible for ceed, if yes
    plz send me last year question papers

  8. 4

    I am B.E. final yr student of computer science. Please tell me that whether I am eligilble for CEED xam or not ??

  9. 3

    I’ve heared about CEED that if once exam is passed,then eligibility of joining the institute is 3 years,is that true? kindly waiting for answer.

  10. 2
    rahul shrivastava:

    please send syllabus and previous year question papers

  11. 1
    Rahul C. Gorhe:

    I am studying in last year of mechanical engineering(degree).Am I eligible for the ceed entrance exam 2010