CEED & UCEED – gateway to IIT and IISC for UG and PG courses in design

What is CEED ?

The Common Entrance Examination for Design (CEED) is a joint entrance exam for post graduate studies in the field of technological design held annually jointly at all IITs and Indian Institute of Science (IISc).

Also check: UCEED

Examination Pattern

  1. Part – A
  2. Part – B

Part A is a preliminary screening test.

There are about 50 questions in this part having negative marking. Correct answers carries +2.0 marks and wrong answers carries -0.5 marks (negative). All questions in this part checks general knowledge and awareness. Part B is evaluated for those candidates who are short listed in screening test (Part A). All question in this part examines the drawing and creative skills of the candidate. The first two parts is mandatory and the Interview is carried for those who clear both Part – A and Part – B.

Part – A Covers the following categories

  • Visual Communication
  • Animation Design
  • Product Design
  • Automobile Design
  • Observation and visualization
  • Architecture
  • General awareness

Part – B Comprises of the following categories

  • Theme sketching – that might include objective, perceptive and imaginative types
  •  Problem Identification and problem solving through observation
  • Ability to design – that relates mostly to the design streams like product/Industrial, Interaction Design and User Interface Design
  • Visual communication design in the form of posters, logo and graphics
  • Animation design in the form of comic strips, character framing etc

Those who clear Part-A and Part-B are required to prepare Portfolio to produce during the interview.


CEED qualified candidate can apply for the following programmes in designing in IIT’s UPES and IISc, Bangalore :-

  • Master of Design programmes (MDes, M.Des. or M.Design)

IISc, Bangalore – M.Des. in Product design and Engineering

IIT Bombay – M.Des. in (a)Industrial design, (b)Visual Communication, (c)Animation, (d)Interaction Design, (e)Mobility and vehicle Design.

IIT Delhi – M.Des. in Industrial Design

IIT Guwahati – M.Des. in Design

IIT Kanpur – M.Des. in Industrial Design

IIITDM Jabalpur -M.Des.in Design

School of Design Studies- UPES Dehradun – M.Des. in(a)Industrial design,(b)Product Design,(c)Interior Design,(d)Transportation Design

  • Ph.D Programmes in Design

  • IISc Bangalore
  •  IIT Bombay


The students are guided holistically to crack the CEED entrance exam.Every effort is made to ensure that each and every student maximise their individual potential.Our past students performance stand testimony to our preparation.