Thursday, August 28, 2014

CEED 2015

CEED 2015

The Common Entrance Examination for Design (CEED), the qualifying examination for admission to the Master of Design (M.Des.) programmes at IISc Bangalore, IITs at Bombay, Delhi, Guwahati, Hyderabad and Kanpur, and PhD programmes in Design at some Institutes will be held from 10 am to 1 pm on 7th February, 2014 (Saturday) at Bengaluru, Bhopal, Calicut, Chandigarh, Chennai, Delhi, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Kanpur, Kolkata, Mumbai, Nagpur, Pune and Thiruvananthapuram.

CEED 2015 is conducted by Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay. The objective of CEED isto 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 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 score is valid for a period of two years from the date of declaration of the results.

The language of the question paper of CEED 2015will be English. The examination will consist of two parts, A and B. Candidates have to attempt questions from both the parts. Part A contains multiple choice (MCQ) type questions and Part B consists of design and hand drawing type questions. Part A will be conducted from 10 am to 11 am followed by Part B between 11 am and 1 pm. Answers to Part A have to be given as one of the choices 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.

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 get shortlisted from Part A.

Only the scores from Part B will be used for preparing the list of qualified candidates (merit list) in CEED 2015.

CEED qualified students are eligible for the following Postgraduate programmes:
M.Des at IISc Bangalore: (Spe3cilaization: Product Design and Engineering); IIT Bombay- (Industrial Design, Visual Communication, Animation, Interaction Design, Mobility and Vehicle Design); IIT Delhi (Industrial Design); IIT Guwahati (Design); IIT Hyderabad (Visual Design) and IIT Kanpur (Design).
For the M.Des Programmes at IISc Bangalore and IIT Kanpur, GATE qualified candidates will also be considered. Details of these programmes can be obtained from the web sites of the respective institutes.

Ph.D in Design is offered at IISc Bangalore, IIT Bombay, IIT Hyderabad and IIT Kanpur.

Applicant must either have completed or should be expecting to complete any of the following, by July 2015.
(i)            Bachelor’s degree in Engineering
(ii)           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)
(iv)         B.F.A. (4 year professional programme, after 10+2)
(v)          G.D. Art (5 year programme after 10th) with one year post qualification professional experience
(vi) Master’s degree in Arts/ Science/ Computer Applications (2 year programme after 10+2+3)

Those with 3 year Bachelor’s degree are not eligible.
Application for CEED can be submitted only online, at the official website,

Application Fee is Rs. 2,000/– for Male (General and OBC) candidates, Rs. 1,000/– for Male (SC/ST/PwD) candidates and Rs. 1,000/– for all female candidates.

Application fee has to be paid through ‘State Bank of India Collect Facility’ or through Internet banking, Credit card or Debit card. Details are given at  and also in Appendix A of the Brochure that can be downloaded from the CEED website.

The instructions and other information regarding filling the online application form are available at the website,   

To complete the application submission procedure, applicant will need the following items:
(i)            File containing recent colour photograph (.jpg file)
(ii)           File containing your signature (.jpg file)
(iii)          Scanned copy of category certificate (.pdf file) for SC/ST or OBC categories (Appendix B and C)
(iv)         Scanned copy of PwD certificate (.pdf file) issued by an appropriate authority for PwD category (Appendix D)
(v)          Scanned copy of eligibility certificate (.pdf file); degree certificate if the course is completed or the certificate from the Principal of the college (Appendix E) if the course is not completed (Students with G.D. Art degree should also submit a certificate for the post qualification professional experience)
(vi)         Details of SBI collect money transfer towards the application fee.

All documents except item (vi) are to be uploaded as electronic files during the application submission process. Applicants should make sure that these files are connected/tagged with the applicant’s application number as specified in the table below Clause‘1.7.1 File naming Specifications’ of the Brochure.

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. Applicants should adhere to the specifications for file naming, photograph and signature as given in the Brochure.

Application Process involves 3 steps. Step I is the Registration. All applicants must first ‘Register’ online before proceeding to fill the application form. This may be done by clicking the Apply Online link on the CEED website. During the registration, one must provide a valid email address and an active mobile number since the CEED office will use these contacts for all the future communications to the candidates. Once the registration page is submitted, an email will be sent to the registered email address with a link for validating the email address. A password will also be sent to the registered mobile number which has to be used for completing the registration process. Applicants should not delete the email sent to the applicant. This can be used for future reference.

When an applicant clicks on the emailed link, applicant will be provided with a login screen, where he/she will have to enter his/here mail address as the user id and the password sent through SMS. On successful login, applicant will be provided with an application form to fill in and an application number (C15 followed by a 4 digit number; eg., C159876). This may be noted down before proceeding to Step II, which is the Payment of fees. Applicants have to make the payment of CEED application fee through SBI Collect using Internet banking, Credit card or Debit card. Details are given at

SBI collect link One may follow the instructions for payments and make the payment. One has to use the CEED application number as a reference during the payment. Once the payment is successful, applicant should note down the SBI collect reference number and the bank reference number. Once the payment is successful, applicant may proceed to Step III, which is the Completing of the ONLINE Application Form.

In the online application web page, applicant should login with the registered email address and password and enter the personal details and choose an exam city. One has to provide three choices. Choice of examination centres in a particular city/town will be allowed between 14th October and 30th October, 2014, before the generation of the admit cards.

Following this, the payment details (SBI collect reference number and the bank reference number) are to be entered. The files containing photograph, signature, eligibility certificate and other supporting documents are to be uploaded. One can ‘Save’ the application form anytime, logout, and login back again to continue the application process. Before Clicking ‘Submit’, one must check whether the information filled is correct through the ’preview’ option, as one will not be able to edit the form after submitting it. Once the application is submitted, applicant will get a confirmation page. A copy of this may be kept by the applicant for reference.

Admit cards will be available for downloading from the CEED website from November 7 to December 6, 2014.

CEED results will be displayed at the website,  Information provided in the application form by the CEED qualified candidates will be shared with the participating departments and may also be used for statistical analysis. The CEED score card is valid for a period of two years from the date of declaration of the results. It cannot be treated as a proof of date of birth, category or disability status.

After the declaration of the results on 15th January 2015, CEED score cards will be available for downloading to all the qualified candidates from January 22, 2015 onwards. Hard copy of the CEED score cards will NOT be available and hence will not be sent to the qualified candidates.

No comments: