CEED 2019 admission into M.Des and PhD- Entrance Exam Scheduled on January 19, 2019

CEED 2019  –  Have you ever thought of entering the imaginative world of design and create marvellous pieces of wonder that have the potential to change the world technologically, artistically and even at times culturally? If yes, the exam called CEED or Common Entrance Exam Design which provides you an entry to major colleges like IIT Delhi, IIT Kanpur, IIT Bombay, IIT Guwahati, IIT Hyderabad, IIITDM Jabalpur and IISC Bangalore for courses of Master in Design (M.Des) and Ph.D. is one that you have been waiting for. The CEED 2019 score is valid for a period of one year from the date of declaration of the result.

Designing is the pinnacle of creativity and is the optimum product of once imagination. Every beautiful or scientific masterpiece is an outcome of a great design. The Taj, Cars, aeroplane and even the magic of Wright brothers that made us fly are all outcomes of great design. CEED is the chance for every design aspirant to put their winged imagination on paper and replicate the likes of Da Vinci. The genius was a great designer who was way ahead of his time by designing helicopters, submarines, gliders and many advanced technologies that are still to be understood.

Due to this importance and impregnable importance of designers the industry is always and will always be in dire need of qualified professionals in the field of design. This is a profession of continuous observation and learning. While these two skills seem easy to have it’s actually very difficult to have them and string them together in one flow. This is exactly where these colleges of extremely high repute step in. Although there is no doubt that one can always enter the battlefield of designers with degrees and knowledge from other institutes but these colleges have had an undisputable track record of producing the best.

They not only provide the students with the knowledge and guide them to hone their ability to transform thoughts into reality but also boost their morale and focus on the overall development of an individual. The beauty of this exam is that it allows a person to choose PhD or M.Des as per his or her wish.

In a world driven by entrepreneurs and their innovation its quite evident that Designing is the way, the world is leading it’s a great opportunity for every eligible candidate who has any aspiration to enter the world of design to move forward brush up his mental skills and be geared up for facing CEED. This 2 legged exam may open the doors of many premiere Institutes for him/her. While it does not guarantee an admission it puts them in a forefront of many other exams. After clearing their exams and passing their courses one can be counted as the cream of the elite designing professionals

CEED 2019 Examination Details

The CEED examination will be conducted in two parts — Part A and Part B. All candidates must answer both the parts.

Part A is a computer-based screening test with objective type questions –numerical answer type questions (NAT), multiple select question (MSQ) and multiple choice questions (MCQ)  Candidates who are shortlisted in Part A will qualify for the evaluation of Part B.

Part B evaluates drawing, creativity, communication skills, and analytical and problem-solving skills. Part B scores will be calculated using the method mentioned in the brochure.

The final CEED score will be calculated by giving

  • 25% weightage to marks obtained in Part A marks and
  • 75% weightage to scores obtained in Part B

CEE 2019 Question Paper Structure


Part A
Section Number of Questions Question Number Marks if Correct Marks if Wrong Marks if not Attempted Total Marks
NAT 10 1 — 10 3 0 0 30
MSQ 10 11 — 20 2 0 0 20
MCQ 25 21 — 45 2 − 0.6 0 50
Total 45 1 — 45 100


Part B
Section Number of Questions Question Number Total Marks
Discipline Specific Question 5 (answer any one) 1 — 5 40
Creativity Question 1 6 20
Sketching Question 1 7 20
Visualization Question 1 8 20
Total 8 1 — 8 100


CEED 2019 Participating Institutes


CEED 2019 Participating Institutes
IISc Bangalore Centre for Product Design and Manufacturing
IIT Bombay IDC School of Design (Industrial Design Centre)
IIT Delhi Department of Design
IIT Guwahati Department of Design
IIT Hyderabad Department of Design
IIITDM Jabalpur Design Discipline
IIT Kanpur Design Programme

 CEED 2019 Important Dates

Important Dates of CEED 2019
Online Registration with regular fee October 9 – November 9, 2018
October 9 – November 14, 2018
Online Registration with late fee November 10 – 16, 2018
November 15 – 16, 2018
Admit card available for download January 1, 2019, Onwards
Date of Examination January 19, 2019, Saturday
Time of the Examination 10:00 to 13:00 Hours
Release of draft answer key for Part A January 25, 2019
Last date of sending comments about draft answer key for Part A January 31, 2019
Release of final answer key for Part A February 4, 2019
Declaration of result March 4, 2019
Scorecards available for download March 4, 2019

Candidates can contact the CEED website directly for any information on CEED
Phone: +91 22 2576 4063 / 9093 / 9094
(Monday to Friday, 09:30 – 17:30 hrs)
E-mail: ceed@iitb.ac.in

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