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Common Entrance Exam for Design (CEED 2019) is organized by the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay. It is a national level entrance exam of design course which is conducted on behalf of Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India.

Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT, Bombay) schedule CEED examination every year to provide admission in M.Des courses. CEED 2019 means Common Entrance Examination for Design 2019. It is a great opportunity for those applicants who want to pursue Master degree in designing from the best institutes such IITs, IISc etc. of the country. The interested applicants should read the important details of CEED 2019 given below.

The given below dates are tentative in nature. We will update the official dates after releasing of it.


Dates (Tentative)

Opening of online application form

2nd week of October 2018

Closing of application fee

2nd week of November 2018

Availability of admit card

1st week of January 2019

Exam date

3rd week of January 2019

Releasing of answer key

1st week of February 2019

Declaration of result and availability of score card

1st week of March 2019


Candidates must read the CEED information brochure to fill the application form.

·         The application form must be submitted through online mode.

·         The registration window will be opened from the second week of October 2018.

·         Candidates have to fill the CEED application form 2019 before the last date of application form, i.e. second week of November 2018.

·         Candidates must fill all the details carefully and upload the document as per the prescribed format.

·         Applications will be accepted only after the payment of application form.

 Application fee:

·         The application fee will be Rs. 1,100 for all women candidates, Rs. 1,100 for SC/ST/PwD candidates and Rs. 2,200 for all other candidates.

·         It can be deposited through credit card, debit card and net-banking.

·         The fee will be non-refundable and non-transferable in any circumstances.

Documents to be uploaded at the time of registration:

·         Recent colour photograph and scanned copy of signature (in .jpg file).

·         Scanned copy of degree/diploma certificate (if the course is completed). If do not have the final degree certificate, upload the copy of the final year mark or the provisional certificate. If the course is not completed, a certificate from the Principal of the college/Head of the department.

·         Candidates of SC/ST/OBC-NCL category have to produce valid category certificates issued by concerned authorities.

·         Candidates belong to PwD category should produce a valid medical certificate.

·         PwD candidate requiring extra time during the exam need to upload a request letter.

·         Candidates those names is not same as the name on the degree/diploma certificate should produce a gazette notification, a marriage certificate or scanned pages of the passport showing the change of name.

Eligibility Criteria

Here, we have mentioned some basic CEED eligibility to appear in the exam. Details of each programme can be obtained from the websites of the respective institutions.


·         Qualifying Exam: Candidates must have passed a degree/diploma/post graduate degree of 4 years or 3+2 years (after 10+2 level).

·         Appearing Candidate: Appearing for the final examination of such a program by July 2019, or must have passed the GD Arts diploma programme (10+5 level) by July 2018 is eligible to apply.

·         Age Limit: There is no age limit to appear for CEED 2019.

·         Attempt Limit: Candidate can appear for CEED any number of times.

·         Validity of CEED Score Card: The CEED score will be valid for a period of one year from the date of declaration of the result.

·         GATE Score: Candidates those have GATE 2019 score card can also apply.


CEED 2019 Syllabus

·         CEED is an aptitude test which is conducted in two parts.

·         Candidates can prepare the Part-A on topics such as Analytical and Logical Reasoning, Environmental and Social Awareness, Visualization and Spatial Ability, Design Thinking and Problem Solving, Language and Creativity, Observation and Design Sensitivity.

·         Part-B will assess candidates drawing skills, analytical and problem-solving skills, Creativity, Communication Skills.


 CEED 2019 Exam Pattern

Candidates can check the complete exam pattern in this section:

·         Mode: The exam will be conducted through online (CBT) mode. Answers of Part A have to be entered in the computer and that of Part B in the answer book provided by the invigilator.

·         Duration: The total duration of the exam will be about 3 hours. 1 hours for part 1 and 2 hours for part 2.

·         Maximum Marks: Part A carries a total of 100 marks.

·         Sections: It contains 5 sections.

·         Part B: Part B carries a total of 100 marks. It contains 8 questions. Candidates have to choose to answer any ONE of Questions 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5. Questions 6, 7 and 8 are mandatory. Each question must be answered on the pages designated for that question.

Part A Section

No. of Questions

Type of question

Marks for each correct answer

Marks for each incorrect answer

Total marks for the section



Numerical answer type (NAT)






Numerical answer type (NAT)






Multiple select questions (MSQs)






Multiple select questions (MSQs)






Multiple select questions (MSQs)




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