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Common Entrance Examination for Design (CEED) is a 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 organized by Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT Bombay). The objective of CEED is to assess the candidates’ aptitude for design involving visual perception ability, drawing skills, logical reasoning, creativity and communication skills. Qualifying in CEED alone does not guarantee admission to any of the above programmes. Admitting Institutes may conduct further tests and,or interviews for the final selection, admission in addition to the weightage given to the CEED score. Admitting Institutes will also verify the eligibility, the category certificates and other documents along with the CEED score. There is no age limit to appear for CEED. Besides, a candidate can appear for CEED any number of times. The CEED 2016 score is valid for a period of one year from the date of declaration of the results.
(i) CEED 2016 will be conducted on Sunday, 6th December 2015, 10:00 -13:00 Hours.
(ii) The language of the question paper is English.
(iii) The examination will consist of two parts, Part A and Part B. Candidates have to attempt questions from both the parts. Part A contains objective type questions (MCQ, MSQ and NAT) and Part B consists of design and hand drawing type questions.
(iv) Part A will be conducted from 10:00 to 11:00 Hrs followed by Part B from 11:00 to 13:00 Hrs.
(v) Answers to Part A have to be given in the computer itself. Answers to Part B have to be given in the answer book provided by the invigilator. These answer books will be collected for manual correction at the end of the examination.
(vi) Part A will be used as a screening test. If N is the total number of seats available in all the participating institutes, then approximately the top 10xN candidates will be shortlisted from Part A. Part B will be evaluated only for the candidates who are shortlisted from Part A. ONLY the scores from Part B will be used for preparing the list of qualified candidates (merit list) in CEED 2016.
(vii) After the declaration of the results on 15th January 2016, CEED 2016 score cards will be available for downloading to all the qualified candidates from January 22, 2016 onwards. Hard copy of the CEED score cards will NOT be available and hence will not be sent to the qualified candidates.
CEED qualified students are eligible for the following postgraduate programmes in various institutes with the specialization as mentioned:
IISc Bangalore Specialization Product Design and Engineering*
IIT Bombay Specialization Industrial Design, Visual Communication, Animation, Interaction Design, Mobility and Vehicle Design
IIT Delhi Specialization Industrial Design
IIT Guwahati Specialization Design
IIT Hyderabad Specialization Visual Design
IIT Kanpur Specialization Design*
IISc Bangalore Specialization Design
IIT Bombay Specialization Design
IIT Hyderabad Specialization Design
IIT Kanpur Specialization Design
Details of these programmes may be obtained from the web sites of the respective institutes. * For the M.Des. programmes at IISc Bangalore and IIT Kanpur, the GATE qualified candidates will also be considered.
Candidates must either have completed or be expecting to complete any of the following, by July 2016:
- Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Architecture, Design, Interior Design or equivalent (4 years programme after 10+2)
- Professional Diploma in Design (NID, CEPT or equivalent of 4 years programme after 10+2)
iii. B.F.A. (4 year professional programme, after 10+2)
- G.D. Art (5 year programme after 10th) with one year post qualification professional experience
- Master’s degree in Arts, Science, Computer Applications (2 year programme after 10+2+3)
NOTE: Candidates with 3 years Bachelors degree are not eligible. The candidate is responsible for proving the eligibility while applying for CEED.
CEED application form must be submitted ONLINE ONLY through the official website.
Rs. 1,100 for all women candidates.
Rs. 1,100 for (SC, ST, PwD) candidates.
Rs. 2,200 for all other candidates.
Rs. 2,200 for all foreign nationals.
The application fee has to be paid through the payment option provided on the website while submitting the application form. Credit card, debit card and netbanking options are available and the transaction charges have to be borne by the candidates.
In order to complete the application submission procedure, you need the following items:
(i) File containing your recent colour photograph (.jpg file)
(ii) File containing your signature (.jpg file)
(iii) Scanned copy of your category certificate (.pdf file) for SC, ST or OBC categories (Appendix A and B)
(iv) Scanned copy of your PwD certificate (.pdf file) issued by an appropriate authority for PwD category (Appendix C)
(v) Scanned copy of your eligibility certificate (.pdf file); degree certificate if the course is completed or the certificate from the Principal of your college (Appendix D) if the course is not completed (Students with G.D. Art degree should also submit a certificate for the post qualification professional experience)
Please remember that the documents (i)-(v) are to be uploaded as electronic files during the application submission process. Please make sure that these files are tagged with your application number as specified in the table below. Paper copies of these documents or any other documents will not be entertained and hence should NOT be sent to the CEED office. Candidates should upload good quality colour photograph and signature. The Admit Card and the Score Card of CEED will include the photograph and signature submitted by the candidate. Submission of poor quality photograph and,or signature will lead to the rejection of CEED application. Adhere to the specifications for file naming, photograph and signature as given below:
Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Bhopal, Chandigarh, Chennai, Delhi, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Kanpur, Kolkata, Mumbai, Nagpur, Pune and Thiruvananthapuram.
Online Application Submission: 10th August – 31st August 2015
Availability of Admit Card for Download: 7th November onwards
Date of Examination: 6th December 2015, 10:00 to 13:00 Hrs.
Announcement of Results: 15th January 2016
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