IIT CEED (Common Entrance Examination for Design) is conducted by IIT Bombay for admission into PG and Phd programmes offered by IITs, IISc Bangalore and other institutes.


Common Entrance Examination for Design (CEED) is an all India entrance test conducted by the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay (IIT, Bombay), on behalf of the Ministry of Human Resources Development, Government of India. IIT-CEED is a qualifying examination for admission to Master of Design (M.Des.) and Ph.D. Programmes in Design offered by IITs, IISc Bangalore and other participating institutes.


CEED is a qualifying examination for postgraduate and doctoral programmes in various branches of design, conducted in IIT Bombay, IIT Delhi, IIT Guwahati, IIT Kanpur and IISc Bangalore.
  • M. Des
  • Ph.D

Candidates seek to appear CEED must fulfill the following eligibility criteria: Candidates must have passed any of the following qualifying examination: 1.      Bachelor's degree in …

CEED is a single-stage examination of 3-hours duration. The examination tests the candidates for visual perception ability, drawing skills, design aptitude and communication skills. CEED exam consists of two parts: Part A: …


There is no defined syllabus for IIT-CEED as such. However the question paper consists of two parts:
Part A:
  • Visual Perception and Creative Ability Test to judge Visual sensitivity and imagination.
Part B:  
  • Written Communication
  • Ability to express precisely one's thoughts on a given topic
  • Ability to comprehend a given passage in English and summarize it

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