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Know the Application Process, Eligibility and Exam Pattern of CEED 2017

Last Updated - April 12, 2017

The application process for CEED, which is also commonly known as Common Entrance Examination for Design has been started from the second week of August. The candidates can start filling up the form in order to get themselves registered and to appear for CEED exam. The application process for CEED is entirely online and go on till third week of September.

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CEED 2017 (Common Entrance Examination for Design) is a national level examination for admissions to postgraduate and PhD programmes in Design in IITs and IISc, Bangalore. It is scheduled on December 06, 2016. Master’s degree course is offered at the Indian Institute of Science (Bangalore), IIT Bombay, IIT Guwahati, IIT Delhi, IIT Hyderabad and IIT Kanpur, whereas PhD programe in design is offered at IISc Bangalore, IIT Bombay, IIT Hyderabad and IIT Kanpur.

CEED Important Dates

Candidates can apply for the registration of CEED exam only when, he/she will come to know about the specific and relevant dates. Consider the important dates, which are mentioned below to know information ranging from CEED application dates to CEED results.

Application process begins fromAugust, 2016
Last date to submit application formAugust, 2016
Availability of Admit CardNovember, 2016
Exam DateDecember , 2016
CEED 2017 ResultJanuary, 2017
CEED 2017 Score Card availabilityJanuary, 2017

CEED Eligibility Criteria

In order to complete CEED application process, one must need to fulfill a certain eligibility criteria. Check the below mentioned eligibility to appear for attempting CEED.

1. An aspirant will only be eligible for CEED exam, if he/she is attaining Bachelor's degree in Engineering/Architecture/Design/Interior Design or equivalent. It must be a 4 year programme after 10+2.

2. If a candidate has professional Diploma in Design (NID/CEPT), then also he/she is eligible to attempt CEED.

3. Candidate must have Bachelor's degree in Fine arts (B.F.A)

4. The candidate must have cleared a 4 year Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) programme after 10+2                                                              

5. The candidate must have passed a 5 Year programme G.D. Art (5 years programme after 10th) with one year post qualification professional experience.                                                           

6. The candidates with 2 years Master's degree in Arts/ Science/Computer Applications after 10+2+3 are also eligible to apply for CEED 2017.

Please Note: Candidates who attains 3 years Bachelor's degree are not eligible to apply for CEED.

CEED Application Procedure

Aspirants who are willing to appear for CEED needs to apply through online procedure of CEED application process. Following steps should be considered while filling up CEED application form.  The process is bifurcated in following parts:

  1. Registration
  2. Form Filling
  3. Uploading required documents
  4. Fee payment
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Detailed information is explained below:

Step 1 Registration

  1. Candidate needs to visit the Official Website of CEED to register themselves.
  2. Then candidate is required to a valid email-Id and contact number.
  3. Next step involves verification of email Id. Candidate needs to save the password received on registered mobile number.

Step 2 Uploading of Documents

  1. First step suggests candidate to login using the E-mail ID and Password received.
  2. Then candidate is required to enter the personal, academic and communication details in the CEED Application form
  3. Choose and mention atleast three CEED Exam Centers.
  4. An aspirant is required to upload the photograph, signature and required certificates.
  5. After completing the above mentioned steps, Review and click on ‘Pay fee and Submit’.

Step 3 Fee Payment

  1. After clicking on Pay Fee and Submit, Candidate is redirected to Bill desk for payment process.
  2. Then the candidate needs to enter the account number in case of Internet Banking, Card number and CVV number for Debit Card and Card number and PIN for Credit Card users.

Last step requires a candidate to verify and click on Pay to complete the payment process

CEED Application Fee

Application fee is considered as one of the most important steps in the process of application. CEED application fee is mentioned as below, each candidate can check the application fee and deposit it accordingly.

CategoryCEED 2017 Application Fee
Women CandidatesINR 1100
SC/ST/PwD CandidatesINR 1100
All Other candidatesINR 2200
Foreign NationalsINR 2200

CEED Exam Pattern

The aspirants who have successfully applied for CEED needs to understand the CEED Exam Pattern to start the preparations for the same. The CEED is scheduled on December 06, 2016. It is scheduled on February 14, 2017 for Chennai Center candidates. The candidates must prepare according to the topics mentioned in the CEED Syllabus. CEED 2017 is conducted in two sessions namely Part A and Part B. The candidates qualifying in Part A are eligible to appear for Part B. Below is the explained version of contents in Part A and Part B

Part A:

  • Part A is Computer Based Test (CBT) having the duration of one hour.
  • There are total of 50 questions bifurcated into 3 sections. First section contains 5 questions, second section contains 10 questions and rest of the 35 questions are constituted by third section.
  • Negative marking is also done in Part A.  Negative marking of 0.6 marks is there in first and third sections while there will no provision of negative marking in second section.
  • For every right answer candidate will gain 2 marks.

Part B:

  • Part B is a tradition method of exam which suggests the candidate to attempt the i.e. pen paper based.
  • The duration is usually of two hours.
  • An aspirant is tested on his drawing and designing skills.



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