CEED 2018 For Admission to Post Graduate Studies In Design
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CEED 2018 For Admission to Post Graduate Studies In Design

CEED 2018Common Entrance Examination for Design 2018 is a joint entrance exam for postgraduate studies in the field of technological design. The examination is hosted by the Industrial Design Centre, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay on behalf of Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India. It is a descriptive test covering a student’s logical, creative, observation and drawing skills, tested in particular for admission to various design courses in the field of  Visual Communication, Animation Graphic, Industrial Design, Product Design and, Vehicle Design and Mobility.

IIT Bombay is conducting CEED 2018 on January 20, 2018, from 10:00 to 13:00 hours. Candidates will be given admissions to the Masters of Design programmes at IIT Bombay, IIT Kanpur, IIT Delhi, IIT Guwahati, IIT Hyderabad and IISc Bangalore, and to Ph.D. programmes in Design at IISc Bangalore, IIT Bombay, IIT Hyderabad and IIT Kanpur. The validity of CEED 2018 scorecard is for a period of one year from the date of declaration of the result.


CEED 2018 examination will be conducted in two parts. All candidates must answer both the parts. Those who are shortlisted in Part A will qualify for the evaluation of Part B. Only Part B score will be used for CEED 2018 merit list.


CEED 2018 Important Dates

S.No. Event Date
1. Submission of CEED 2018 online application with regular fee November 12, 2017
2. Submission of online application with late fee November 17, 2017
3. Availability of CEED 2018 Admit card for download January 01, 2018
4. Date of examination January 20, 2018
5. Release of CEED 2018 draft answer key for Part A January 27, 2018
6. Last date of sending comments about draft answer key for Part A January 31, 2018
7. Release of final answer key for Part A February 4, 2018
8. Declaration of CEED 2018 result March 5, 2018
9. CEED 2018 Scorecards available for download March 5, 2018

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Eligibility Criteria For CEED 2018

Candidates must have passed a degree/diploma/postgraduate degree programme of 4 years or 3+2 years or must be appearing for the final examination of such a programme by July 2018 or must have passed the GD Arts diploma programme by July 2017.

There is no age limit to appear for CEED 2018. Also, a candidate can appear for the entrance exam any number of times.

CEED 2018 Application Form

Application Form (online) with regular fee is available from October 17 to November 12, 2017 (23:45 hours). Submission of completed filled application form with late fee of Rs.500 can be done between November 13 and 17, 2017. Aspirants can check the complete application procedure and apply online.

 Application Fee (in INR)

  • INR 1100 + GST for all women candidates
  • INR 1100 + GST for all SC/ST/PwD candidates
  • INR 2200 + GST for all other candidates

This fee is non-refundable and non-transferable. Candidates can make payment via credit card/debit card/net banking.

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CEED 2018 Admit Card

Admit Card of CEED 2018 will be available for download from January 01, 2018. Candidates need to take a clear and colored printout before appearing to the exam centre. This is an important document of identity and should be kept safely until the admission procedure is over.   

CEED 2018 Exam Pattern

CEED will be conducted in two parts. All candidates must answer both the parts.

Part A

It is a computer-based screening test. It evaluates visualization and spatial ability, environmental and social awareness, anal]ytical and logical reasoning, language and creativity, observation and design sensitivity. Candidates, who are shortlisted in Part A, will qualify for the evaluation of Part B.

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Part B

Only Part B score will be used for CEED 2018 merit list. This part evaluates drawing, creativity, communication skills and analytical and problem-solving skills.

CEED 2018 Result

The result will be announced online on March 5, 2018. The scorecard can be downloaded from March 5, 2018, onwards, and it is valid for a period of one year from the date of declaration of the result. However, it will not guarantee admission. A candidate must apply to respective institutes for admission and fulfill other requirements such as tests and interviews of the respective design departments. The announcement for admission to the postgraduate programmes in design will be notified by the individual institutes separately.

How to Prepare for CEED 2018

Some of the tips by AfterGraduation on how to get a good score in CEED 2018 is given below:

  • Practice Previous Years Question Papers: Solve previous years question papers to get the overview about CEED exam pattern and to analyze the difficulty level of exam. Make the strategy accordingly and weightage of the section in the exam.
  • Practice Mock Test: Appear mock test to have a live experience of the exam environment.
  • Creativity skills: Think out of the box and come up with a unique solution.
  • Drawing skills: Strong your drawing skills. Your ability to draw products, people and scenes will be tested during the examination.
  • Stay Calm and Healthy: Before appearing for the exam, the aspirants must remain calm, healthy and composed. A fit mind has creative ideas.

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