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Common Entrance Examination for Design (CEED) 2023
CEED 2023
(Common Entrance Examination for Design)
For MDes and PhD Programmes
Organising Institute:
Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Bombay
The objective of the Common Entrance Exam for Design (CEED) is to assess the candidates aptitude for design involving visual perception ability, drawing skills, logical reasoning, creativity, communication, and problem solving skills. CEED is conducted by IIT Bombay. It is a qualifying examination for admission to Master of Design (MDes) programmes at IISc Bangalore, IIT Bombay, IIT Delhi, IIT Guwahati, IIT Hyderabad, IIT Kanpur, and IIT Roorkee and PhD programmes at several IITs and design schools. Qualifying in CEED alone does not guarantee admission to any of these programmes. Admitting institutes may conduct further tests and/or interviews for the final selection/admission.

A CEED score does NOT guarantee admission.

Admitting institutes will also verify the eligibility, category certificates and other documents along with the CEED score. The CEED 2023 score is valid for a period of one year from the date of declaration of the result.

  • Online Registration date extended till 4 November 2022
    The last date for online registration with regular fee has been extended till Friday, 4 November 2022. The last date for online registration with late fee is Friday, 11 November 2022.
  • JK Lakshmipat University, Jaipur joins CEED 2023 as one of the Result Sharing Institutes. JK Lakshmipat University will admit students through CEED score to its M.Des. programmes for 2023-2024.
    For Eligibility Criteria and more details please visit their website.

    + Important Dates

    Activity Dates
    Online registration with regular fee September 30, 2022
    November 04, 2022
    Online registration with late fee November 05, 2022
    November 11, 2022
    Start date for Admit Card downloading January 13, 2023
    Last date for rectification of discrepancies in the Admit Card January 17, 2023
    (till 05:00 P.M.)
    Date and time of CEED 2023 January 22, 2023 (Sunday)
    09:00 A.M. to 12:00 Noon
    Release of draft answer key for Part-A and release of candidate’s response for Part-A January 24, 2023
    Last date for uploading comments (if any) on the draft answer key for Part-A in the candidate’s portal January 26, 2023
    (till 05:00 P.M.)
    Release of final answer key for Part-A January 30, 2023
    Announcement of cut-off marks for Part-A February 09, 2023
    Declaration of results March 7, 2023
    Score Cards available for downloading March 11, 2023
    Last date for downloading Score Cards June 13, 2023
    NOTE: Please refer to the official CEED 2023 website ( for the updates in dates, if any.

    + Programmes

    CEED qualified students are eligible to apply for the MDes and PhD programmes in various institutes with the specializations as mentioned in the table below. Details of these programmes may be obtained from the websites of these respective institutes:
    Institute and Programme(s) Contact Information
    Centre for Product Design and Manufacturing,
    IISc Bangalore:
    - M.Des. in Product Design and Engineering
    - Ph.D. in Design
    Institute website:
    Department website:
    Phone: +91-80-2293 2359
    IDC School of Design,
    IIT Bombay:
    - M.Des. in Industrial Design, Communication Design, Animation, Interaction Design, Mobility and Vehicle Design
    - Ph.D. in Design
    Institute website:
    Department website:
    Phone: +91-22-2576 7801, 2576 7802
    Department of Design,
    IIT Delhi:
    - M.Des. in Industrial Design
    - Ph.D. in Design
    Institute website:
    Department website:
    Phone: +91-11-2659 1431, 2659 6729
    Department of Design,
    IIT Guwahati:
    - M.Des. in Design
    - Ph.D. in Design
    Institute website:
    Department website:
    Phone: +91-361-258 2500, 258 2451
    Department of Design,
    IIT Hyderabad:
    - M.Des. in Visual Design
    - Ph.D. in Design
    Institute website:
    Department website:
    Phone: +91-40-2301 7120
    Design Programme,
    IIT Kanpur:
    - M.Des. in Design
    - Ph.D. in Design
    Institute website:
    Programme website:
    Phone: +91-512-259 7509, 259 6617
    Department of Design,
    IIT Roorkee:
    - M.Des. in Industrial Design
    Institute website:
    Programme website:
    Phone: +91-1332-284 872
    Note that qualifying in CEED does NOT guarantee admission to any programme. After qualifying, candidates must apply to the respective institutes for admission and fulfil other requirements such as tests and/or interviews of the respective institutes to become eligible for admission. The announcement for admission to the postgraduate programmes in design will be notified separately by these institutes. Candidates are advised to visit the websites of the respective institutes for information and application procedure for their programmes.

    The UCEED-CEED Office, IIT Bombay does not provide information about the criteria for postgraduate admission and award of scholarship/assistance at different institutes. This information may be obtained from the websites of the respective institutes. For any specific queries on admission and programmes, the candidate should contact the head/convener/coordinator of design programme at the concerned institute. Any queries in this matter to the UCEED-CEED Office, IIT Bombay will NOT be entertained. This office will be sharing the candidate information with the result sharing institutes. The updated list of result sharing institutes will be available on the official CEED 2023 website.

    + Eligibility

    Candidates must have completed a degree/diploma/post graduate degree programme of minimum THREE years (after 10+2 level), or must be appearing for the final examination of such a program by July 2023, or must have passed the GD Arts diploma programme (10+5 level) by July 2023.

    Note that the eligibility criteria for admission to various institutes may differ from the eligibility criteria for appearing for CEED. Before applying for CEED, candidates are advised to check whether they meet the required eligibility criteria for admission to various institutes.

    There is no age limit to appear for CEED. Also, a candidate can appear for CEED any number of times.

    + Examination Cities

    CEED 2023 examination will be conducted in the following cities:
    Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Bhopal, Bhubaneswar, Chandigarh, Chennai, Dehradun, Delhi, Ernakulam, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Kolkata, Kozhikode, Lucknow, Mumbai, Nagpur, Panaji, Patna, Pune, Raipur, Thiruvananthapuram, Thrissur, and Visakhapatnam.

    Candidates should compulsorily choose THREE cities in the order of preference at the time of online registration. Once the registration form is submitted, request for a change of city will NOT be entertained.

    If sufficient number of candidates are not available in a city, then that city may be dropped from the final list and candidates will be allotted to a city of their second or third choice. The UCEED-CEED Implementation Committee (UCIC) reserves the right to add a new city or remove an existing one and allot a city that may not be among any of the choices of a candidate.

    Any request for change of a centre will NOT be entertained.

    + Registration

    CEED registration form must be submitted ONLINE ONLY through the official website,

    Registration fee:
    - Rs. 1800 for all women candidates
    - Rs. 1800 for (SC/ST/PwD) candidates
    - Rs. 3600 for all other candidates

    Note that this registration fee is non-refundable and non-transferable. The registration fee has to be paid through the payment option provided on the website, while submitting the registration form. Detailed instructions related to the payment of registration fee are given on the online registration portal. Credit card, debit card and net-banking options are available. The registration fee shown above does NOT include service and other charges and the processing fees that the banks may levy.

    The normal registration fee shown above is applicable till the regular closing date of registration. A late fee of Rs. 500 is applicable to ALL candidates for registrations submitted after the regular closing date. Please refer to the dates in section 1.2 of this brochure.

    + Admit Card

    Admit Card will be available for downloading from the official CEED website ( from January 13, 2023 till the date of the examination. Please take a clear printout of the Admit Card before coming to the examination centre.
    In case of any discrepancies in the Admit Card, please write to latest by January 17, 2023, 05:00 P.M.

    + Results

    CEED result will be declared on this website on March 7, 2023.

    The CEED 2023 Score Card can be downloaded from March 11, 2023 from Candidate portal. It is valid for a period of one year from the date of declaration of the result. For more details, refer the Information Brochure. The CEED 2023 Score Card cannot be treated as a proof of date of birth, category or disability status.

    + Downloads

Indian Institute of Technology Bombay,
Mumbai - 400076.
+91 22 2576 4063 / 9093 / 9094
(Monday to Friday, 09:30 17:30 hrs)

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