CEED 2024: Application Form, Exam Dates, Exam Pattern, Eligibility, Admission Process

IIT Bombay is responsible for conducting the CEED exam every year. The CEED (Common Entrance Exam for Design) is held for admission to M.Des (Master of Design) & Ph.D courses. The exam is organized with the motive to test the applicant’s ability for design involving drawing skills, visual perception ability, logical reasoning, creativity, communication, and problem-solving skills.

With CEED scores, candidates will get admission to Master of Design at IIT Guwahati, IIT Bombay, IIT Delhi, IIT Kanpur, IIT Hyderabad, IISc Bangalore, and Ph.D at various institutes. It is expected that IIT Bombay will release the CEED 2024 application form in September 2024.

Interested and eligible candidates seeking admission to the above-said courses must apply for the exam on or before the due date. For more details regarding the CEED exam, candidates can go through this article.

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CEED Important Dates 2024

Candidates can check the tentative schedule related CEED Exam from the table below.

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Availability of application formSeptember 2023
Last date to register for the examNovember 2023
Last date to apply with the late feeNovember 2023
Release of admit cardDecember 2023
CEED 2024 Exam dateJanuary 2024
Release of provisional answer keyJanuary 2024
Final answer keyFebruary 2024
Display of Part A cutoff marksFebruary 2024
Announcement of resultMarch 2024
Availability of scorecardMarch 2024

 CEED Eligibility Criteria 2024

Aspirants must satisfy the important eligibility criteria as prescribed by the conducting body before appearing in the exam.

Candidates who have done a degree, diploma, or postgraduate degree of a minimum 3 years (after 10+2) are eligible to apply.

Candidates appearing in the qualifying examination can also eligible to apply.

Candidates who have cleared GD Arts diploma (10+5) by July 2024 can also apply for CEED.

There will be no age bar to appear for CEED Exam 2024.

CEED Application Form 2024

The Application form for the CEED exam 2024 will be submitted online only from the CEED website. It is expected that IIT Bombay will release the application form in September 2023. Candidates will have to complete the registration form by entering details like name, email id, mobile number, date of birth etc.

Once the registration is done, fill in the rest of the application form including personal, educational qualifications, contact details etc. While filling out the form, candidates need to choose three test cities as per their preference.

They have to upload the required documents as per the given parameters. Candidates should verify the details carefully before final submission.

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To complete the application process, candidates have to pay the necessary application fee. 

CEED Application fee

All women candidates and candidates from SC/ST/PwD category will have to pay Rs 1800 as a necessary application fee while for all other candidates, the application fee is Rs 3600/-.

CEED Exam Centres

CEED 2024 will be held in the following cities:

Bengaluru, Ahmedabad, Bhopal, Chandigarh, Bhubaneswar, Chennai, Delhi, Dehradun, Ernakulam, Hyderabad, Guwahati, Jaipur, Kozhikode, Kolkata, Lucknow, Nagpur, Mumbai, Panaji, Pune, Patna, Raipur, Thrissur, Thiruvananthapuram, and Vishakhapatnam.

CEED Examination Pattern

The CEED exam will consist of two parts i.e., Part A & Part B. The question paper structure for both parts is mentioned below.

 CEED Part-A

SectionNumber of questionsQuestion numberMarks if correctMarks if incorrectTotal marks
TOTAL411-41  100

CEED Part- B

SectionNumber of questionsQuestion numberMarks
Form sensitivity1320
Problem Identification1520

CEED Syllabus 2024

As per the official notification, the syllabus of CEED for the upcoming session has been revised. Candidates can check the details on important topics of the CEED syllabus from the table below.

Part A Syllabus

Practical and scientific knowledgeKnow-how of scientific principles and everyday objects.
Environment and societyGeneral awareness of environmental, social, and cultural connections with design.
Visualization and spatial reasoningAbility to visualize and transform 2D shapes and 3D objects and their spatial relationships
LanguageProficiency in reading and comprehending Standard English
Observation and design sensitivityCapacity to detect concealed properties in day-to-day life and think critically about them. Attention to detail, classification, analysis, inference, and prediction
Analytical and logical reasoningAbility to analyze qualitative and quantitative information
CreativityGrasp of verbal and non-verbal analogies, metaphors, signs, metaphors, and symbols
Design methods and practicesKnowledge of media, materials, production processes, and ergonomics
Art and Design knowledgeAwareness about artifact/art/ product, artists/designers, art/design history, and trends.

Part B Syllabus

CommunicationSkills to communicate concepts and ideas clearly with the help of text and visuals.
DrawingAbility to draw products, people, or scenes in proportion with good line quality, composition, proportion, perspective, and shading
Problem identificationCapability to understand the user and the context, knowledge of properties of materials, and their appropriate use in design
CreativityCapacity to think out-of-the-box and come up with unique as well as diverse solutions.

CEED Participating Institutes

CEED Scorecard will be accepted by the following participating institutes.

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IIT Roorkee, Department of Design

IIT Delhi, Department of Design

IIT Guwahati, Department of Design

IIT Hyderabad, Department of Design

IIT Jodhpur, Department of Design

IIT Bombay, IDC School of Design (Industrial Design Centre)

IISC Bangalore, Centre for Product Design & Manufacturing

IIT Kanpur, Design Programme

CEED Admit Card

Candidates who complete the online application process will be allowed to download the admit card from the CEED Website. The IIT Bombay will release the admit card most likely in December 2023. Candidates will have to use their login credentials to download CEED Hall tickets.

The admit card will comprise exam-related details like the candidate’s roll number, name, exam date & time, examination centre and other details. Candidates must bring CEED admit card along with a valid id proof while appearing at the exam.

CEED Result 2024

The authority will declare the results of CEED most likely in March 2024. Candidates who appeared in the exam can check the results online at ceed.iitb.ac.in. To download their CEED Scorecard 2024, the candidate needs to enter their application number & password. Download and take a printout of the scorecard for further reference.

CEED Contact details



Indian Institute of Technology Bombay,

Mumbai -400076

Contact number: +91 22 2576 4063 / 9093 / 9094

CEED website: ceed.iitb.ac.in


What are CEED eligibility Criteria?

Candidates must have cleared the final examination of a 3 years degree/ diploma/ postgraduate courses and can apply for CEED.

What is the frequency of the CEED Exam?

The exam is conducted once a year.

 Is CEED easy to crack?

The difficulty level of CEED Part A is moderately tough and the Part B is easy to moderate.

How many seats are offered in CEED?

The participating institutes have a combined intake of 210 seats for the Master of Design Course.

What is the validity of CEED Exam score?

The CEED score has 1-year validity from the date of the result announcement.

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