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Common Entrance Examination for Design (CEED) Test for Design Course

CEED for designer courses


The IITs which are renowned for engineering courses are also offering some designer courses. Along with IIT, the IIT Bombay is conducting common entrance test for the master of design (M. design) courses that is being offered by the Bangalore science research organization “The Indian institute of sciences”. Based on the ranks in “Common Entrance Examination for Design” (CEED) one shall get admission into this course.

The purpose of CEED is to the test abilities of students in the areas of design, drawing, logical reasoning, creativity, communication skills and so on. Based on this students can get admissions into the following programs.

IISC Bangalore: M. Design (Product Design and Engineering)
IIT Bombay: M. Design (Industrial Design, Visual Communication, Animation, Interactive Design, Mobility and Vehicle Design Specializations are Offered)
IIT Delhi: M. Design (Industrial Design)
IIT Guwahati: M. Design (Design)
IIT Kanpur: M. Design (Design)
IISC Bangalore, IIT Bombay: Ph.D. (Design)
For IIT Kanpur and IISC Bangalore M. Design courses the GATE score is also taken into consideration.

Changes in CEED

Applications should be sent only online. During application one should scan their photo, signature and upload them. There is no necessity of sending any application copies to the CEED office.
There is no application fee for girls. Boys need to pay application fees of Rs 1500.
(SC, ST and handicapped should pay Rs 750)

Admit cards are not sent through post and one has to download them through the website.

CEED Exam pattern

There are two sections in CEED exam which are part A and part B. Part A is just a screening test and has objective multiple choice questions. The exam is conducted online. Candidates should answer both the sections at the same time. If they are qualified in part A then part B questions are given.

In part B, the candidate’s skills are tested in design and hand drawing. In preparing the qualified list of candidates in CEED 2013 exam, only part B score is taken into consideration. There is no examination center in Andhra Pradesh. One can write the exam in Chennai, Bangalore or Mumbai. There are also exam centers in Delhi, Guwahati, Kanpur and Kolkata. The exam duration is 3 hours.

 There is no specific syllabus for this exam. The CEED previous examination question papers are available in IIT Bombay website. Based on them one can prepare for the exam. Students should primarily focus on drawing, rendering and visualization skills.

Based on CEED score one can respond to different organizations notifications for admissions into courses and apply to them. Those who have qualified CEED examination are eligible to get assistantships from those organizations based on their merit.

Eligibility and CEED application process

Those who have done four years bachelor degree in Engineering/ architecture/ design/ interior design are eligible. Those who have done NID/CEPT offered professional diploma in design (four year course) can also apply for Common Entrance Examination for Design. Those who have done B.F.A and five years GD art courses after 10th class are also eligible to apply else arts/ science or computer applications masters degree is required. Those who have written final year exams of these courses are also eligible to apply. There is no age limit and CEED Test can be written any number of times. One has to apply through the website of IIT Bombay.

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