A general Note on CEED Examination

Introduction to the scholarship
 
The common entrance examination for design (CEED) is a joint entrance examination (All India level) for the postgraduate studies in the fields of technological design which is held every year at the IITs and IISc (Bangalore).  The examination is hosted by the Indian Institute of Technology’s (Bombay) ‘Industrial Design Centre’ on behalf of the ministry of human resource development, Government of India. CEED is the qualifying examination for the design programmes at the various recognised institutions such as M.Des programme at IIT Bombay; IDDC , IIT Delhi; CPMD, IISc Bangalore; Design programme, IIT Kanpur.  



   

About the examination pattern

The CEED examination is a descriptive test which covers the student’s logical, imaginative, creative, observation and drawing skills which are tested for the admissions in the various design courses namely Industrial design, Product Design, Visual communication, animation graphic, vehicle design and mobility. 

Eligibility criteria

The desired eligibility criteria for the candidate to take part in the examination are given below. 

1.       There is no age limit or the number of times a candidate can participate in the examination.
2.       The minimum academic qualification for the candidate is to possess a bachelor’s degree either in Design, Fine arts, Architecture or Engineering from a recognised institution  or University  in India.
3.       The qualified candidates with a valid examination score become eligible to apply for the various design courses and for the admission under IIT and IISc.
4.       A valid score does not guarantee or promise admission to the desired institute. 

Detailed examination pattern 

From year 2013, CEED has changed its examination pattern. The examination is conducted in three stages. 

A)     Part-A
B)      Part-B
C)      Interview

Part-A is a preliminary examination screening test. The screening test has about 50 questions which consist of negative marking. The correct answers consist of +2.0 marks and a wrong answer consist of -0.5 marks. Part-A is kept to check the candidate’s general awareness and knowledge.
Part-B is conducted to the candidates who have been selected in the screening test. All the questions in this part will examine the drawing and creative skills of the candidate. The first of these two rounds are mandatory to clear and the interviews are conducted for those who are selected in the two parts.

Part- A
This part covers the following categories.
1.       Visual communication
2.       Animation design
3.       Product design
4.       Digital field
5.       Architecture
6.       General awareness
7.       Automobile design
  
Part-B
This part comprises of the following.
1.       Basic and visual sketching
2.       Design thinking
3.        Visual communication
4.       Animal design
5.       Observation, problem identification and problem solving

The programmes that can be taken up after the clearing of the CEED examination are given below.
1.       Master of design programmes
2.       PhD programmes in Design


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