Common Entrance Exam for Design (CEED) is a national-level qualifying examination for admission to Master of Design (M.Des.) programmes at IISc Bangalore, IIT Bombay, IIT Delhi, IIT Guwahati, IIT Hyderabad and IIT Kanpur, and PhD programmes in Design at some Institutes.

CEED is conducted by the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT Bombay) on behalf of the Ministry of Human Resource Development. The exams are conducted to assess candidates' skills in drawing, design, visual perception ability, logical reasoning, creativity and communication.

There is no age limit to appear for CEED exam and a candidate can apply any number of times. The CEED score is valid for a period of one year from the date of declaration of the results.

However, candidates must keep in mind that qualifying in CEED alone does not guarantee admission to any of the above programmes. Admitting institutes may conduct further tests and interviews for the final admission in addition to the CEED scores.

How to Apply

In order to apply for CEED exam, you have to submit application forms via the online application website. Before submitting applications, you can clarify your doubts by checking out the CEED Information Brochure.


Candidates must either have completed or be expecting to complete any of the following, by July 2016:

  1. Bachelor's degree in Engineering/Architecture/Design/Interior Design or equivalent (4 years programme after 10+2)
  2. Professional Diploma in Design (NID/CEPT or equivalent of 4 years programme after 10+2)
  3. B.F.A. (4 years professional programme, after 10+2)
  4. G.D. Art (5 years programme after 10th) with one year post qualification professional experience
  5. Master's degree in Arts/ Science/ Computer Applications (2 years programme after 10+2+3)

NOTE: Candidates with three years Bachelors degree are not eligible. The candidate is responsible for proving the eligibility while applying for CEED.

CEED Exam Centres

CEED 2016 exams will have 14 examination centres across the country including Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Bhopal, Chandigarh, Chennai, Delhi, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Kanpur, Kolkata, Mumbai, Nagpur, Pune and Thiruvananthapuram.

Important Dates to Remember

Application Submission 10 - 31 August 2015
Availability of Admit Cards 7 November - 5 December 2015
Last Date to Change Exam Centres 26 October 2015
Exam date (CEED 2016) 6 December 2015, 10am to 1pm
Result Announcement 15 January 2016
Availability of Score Cards January 2016

CEED Question Papers

For sample question papers of previous year, click HERE.

CEED Contact Details

  • For enquiries you can send mails to:

Indian Institute of Technology Bombay
Powai, Mumbai 400076

  • Toll Free Number

(on all days except National Holidays
from 09:00 hrs –18:00 hrs)

  • Phone

9769917069, 9769957068,
022-2576 7068
(Mon to Fri - 9:30am to 5:30pm)

  • E-Mail