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   About CEED:
   . Before you Apply:
   . Examination Date and Time:
   Structure of the Examination:
   . Before the Examination:
   After the Examination:
   Applying to design programmes:
   Important Dates:
   Contact Details:

About CEED:
CEED (Common Entrance Examination for Design) is an all India examination conducted by the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay (IIT, Bombay), on behalf of the Ministry of Human Resources Development, Department of Education, Government of India.

The examination tests the candidates for visual perception ability, drawing skills, design aptitude and communication skills.

CEED is a qualifying examination for admission to Post Graduate M.Des. programmes at the Industrial Design Centre, IIT Bombay; IDDC, IIT Delhi; CPMD, IISc Bangalore; design Programme, IIT Kanpur.

In addition to CEED, candidates also have to fulfill other requirements such as tests & interviews of the respective institutions for admission.

Before you Apply:
You must either have completed or be expecting to complete any of the following undergraduate studies by July (in the year of joining).
. Bachelor's degree in Engineering or equivalent in any branch
. Bachelor's degree in Architecture or equivalent
. Bachelor’s Degree in Design
. Interior Design Professional diploma of CEPT (5 year program)
. BFA (professional course in Applied Art/ Fine Art) GD Art (5 year professional program)
. Professional Diploma of NID
. Masters Degree in Arts / Science / Computer Applications with a minimum of 55% marks (50% for SC/ST) and good potentials and aptitude for design.

. Candidates having 5-year GD Art Degree / Diploma after 10th standard need to have either completed 12th standard examination or have additional one year of working experience.

. Must have a minimum of 55% marks or equivalent grades (5.5/10.0 or 2.2/4.0) at Bachelor's Degree/Diploma or Professional courses / Diploma (Minimum 5-year duration) in engineering / Architecture / Design / Fine Arts

There is no age limit and you can take CEED any number of times. A fixed number of assistantships, based on merit, are available to pursue the programmes. Additional candidates if granted admission will have to organize for finance/ sponsorships on their own.

Examination Date and Time:
Usually end January - beginning of  February, 9:30a.m. - 12:30p.m.

Structure of the Examination:
CEED examination will consist of two parts. First part would test your drawing skills, aesthetic sensibility, creativity, problem identification and your approach to visual and product design. The second part will be mainly objective type which will test your skills in visualization, creativity, design and general awareness, and comprehension.

Before the examination:
The admit card will be mailed to you by the end of December - first week of January.

Report to your examination center by 9.00 A.M half an hour before the start of the examination. The examination will be from 9.30 AM to 12.30 PM without any break. Please note that most of the centers are located outside the main city and you may have to walk a good distance from the campus main gate to reach the venue of the exam. The seating arrangement will be displayed on the notice board.

Please bring your own pencils of different grades (e.g. H, HB, 2B, 4B, 6B etc). Sketch pens, poster colors, and other drawing materials for the examination. Drawing paper will be provided.

No text book or guide book preparations are necessary to appear in CEED. You can however polish up your drawings and rendering skills.

After the examination:
CEED results will be mailed only to those who qualify. The results will be mailed by the beginning of April. Result of the examination will be indicated as a percentile score.

CEED qualification score is valid for a period of two years.

CEED qualification score of final year students is valid subject to completion of all the academic requirements of qualifying degree by July.

Duplicate cards are normally issued. Should you require a duplicate card for a valid reason, send an application to GATE Chairman enclosed a crossed demand draft of 150/- (Rs. One hundred and fifty only) drawn in favor of Indian Institute of Technology Bombay payable at Mumbai.

Applying for admission to various programmes:
Qualifying in CEED does not guarantee admission in any way. You will have to again apply to respective IIT's, IISc for admission along with your CEED score .

The announcement for admission to the M.Des Programme will appear along with other Post graduate programmes of Indian Institute of Technology Bombay and Delhi, IISc Bangalore and University of Roorkee sometime in February / March / April in all leading newspapers. Applicants will be called for interview in May - June to appear for a test followed by an interview. No fares or allowances are paid for this trip. Admissions are finalized within a week after the interviews.

Information on the programmes may be obtained from the websites of the respective institutes. Candidates are encouraged to visit respective IITs and IISc and meet the students and Faculty of the design centers to discuss the programme details.

Reservation for various categories will be taken care of as per Govt. of India rules at the time of admission.

Important Dates:

Refer to the exact dates at http://www.iitb.ac.in/~pge/ 

(The dates mentioned here are only indicative)
. Issue of application material begins: Sept - October
. Last date for issue of application material by post: October - November.
. At the counter (GATE office): Beginning -mid November
. Receipt of completed applications: Beginning -mid November
. Dispatch of admit cards: December - January
. CEED Examination: End January - first week in February
. Announcements of Results: Beginning April
. Approximate dates for Admissions
. Admission Announcements: February/ March/ April
. Issue of Application material: May or as mentioned in the advertisement
. Test / Interview at respective institutions: May - June
. Commencement of Course: July/ August

For details of CEED write to:
Chairman, CEED c/o GATE Office,
Indian Institute of Technology,
Powai, Mumbai 400 076, India.

Phone: 022-2576 7068
Fax: 022-2572 3706
E Mail: gate@cc.iitb.ac.in
Homepage: http://www.iitb.ac.in/gate

Further details and current updated information at CEED website:


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