All you need know about CEED

The objective of the Common Entrance Exam for Design (CEED) is to assess the candidate’s aptitude for design involving visual perception ability, drawing skills, logical reasoning, creativity, communication, and problem solving skills. CEED is conducted by IIT Bombay. It is a qualifying examination for admission to Master of Design (MDes) programmes at IISc Bangalore, IIT Bombay, IIT Delhi, IIT Guwahati, IIT Hyderabad, IIITDM Jabalpur, and IIT Kanpur, and to Ph.D programmes in Design at IISc Bangalore, IIT Bombay, IIT Guwahati, IIT Hyderabad, and IIT Kanpur.

CEED Eligibility– Candidates must have passed a degree / diploma / post graduate degree programme of 4 years or 3+2 years (after 10+2 level), or must be appearing for the final examination of such a program by July 2018, or must have passed the GD Arts diploma programme (10+5 level) by July 2017. There is no age limit to appear for CEED. Besides, a candidate can appear for CEED anynumber of times.

CEED Exam Pattern – The CEED examination will be conducted in two parts. All candidates must answer both the parts.

  • Part A: The Part A is a computer-based screening test. It evaluates visualization and spatial ability, environmental and social awareness, analytical and logical reasoning, language and creativity, observation and design sensitivity. Candidates who are shortlisted in Part A using the method mentioned in the admission brochure will qualify for the evaluation of Part B.
  • Part B: The Part B evaluates drawing, ceativity, communication skills and analytical and problem solving skills. Part B scores will be calculated using the method mentioned in the admission brochure.

The final CEED score will be calculated by giving 25% weightage to marks obtained in Part A marks and 75% weightage to scores obtained in Part B


Design Aspirants’ Pedagogy for CEED – Since CEED is a different exam the preparation also needs to be different. As the Part A of the exam is an online exam, we have prepared a special software for the students which replicate real CEED environment and question type. As CEED tests students more on analytics and reasoning, we conduct special preparation classes for the same. This includes Portfolio Guidance, Interview Tips and Design Problem Solution. The experience and knowledge of our core faculty, who have cracked this exam twice also comes handy here.

Design Aspirants’ CEED Results – In the last 3 years we have produced 20+ CEED Selections from Bhopal center. Over the years we have produced All India Ranks 86, 89, 93, 102, 122, 202, 225 in top 250 in CEED Exam.

Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ)

Each MCQ has four choices out of which ONLY ONE is the correct answer. There is NEGATIVE marking for this section. Each correct answer will be awarded 3 marks and each wrong answer will be awarded –1 (minus one) mark.Questions not attempted will be given zero mark.

Contact Information

  • Bhopal Branch: 178, Chitra Complex, Zone-1, MP Nagar, Bhopal, Madhya Pradhesh, India
  • Indore Branch: EC-66, 3rd Floor, Next to Murliwala Sweets, Bombay Hospital Square, Vijay Nagar, Indore – 452010
  • Phone: +91-9977860493, +91-7974141623
  • Mail: design.aspirants@gmail.com