Common Entrance Examination for Design (CEED)
Exam Date: 17/01/2021 Exam State: All India Last Date: 17/10/2020

Exam Details

CEED 2021 is conducted by IIT Bombay. It is a qualifying examination for admission to Master of Design (MDes) programs at IISc Bangalore, IIT Bombay, IIT Delhi, IIT Guwahati, IIT Hyderabad, IIT Kanpur  and IIITDM Jabalpur, and to Ph.D programs in Design at IISc Bangalore, IIT Bombay, IIT Guwahati, IIT Hyderabad, and IIT Kanpur. Qualifying in CEED alone does not guarantee admission to any of these programs.

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, the category certificates and otherdocuments along with the CEED score.

The CEED 2021 score is valid for a period of one yearfrom the date of declaration of the result. 


CEED 2021 will be conducted on 17 January 2021 (Sunday) from 09:00 - 12:00 hours.

The examination will consist of two parts, Part A and Part B. Candidates must attempt questions from both the parts.

Part A will be conducted from 09:00 to 12:00 hours followed by Part B from 12:00 to 14:00 hours. 


Part A will have questions related to these topics:

  • Visualization and spatial ability
  • Environmental and social awareness
  • Analytical and logical reasoning
  • Language and creativity
  • Design thinking and problem solving
  • Observation and design sensitivity

Part B:

  • Drawing
  • Creativity
  • Communication Skills
  • Analytical and Problem Solving Skill


At the Examination Centre on 17 January  2021 (Sunday)

Exam time: 9.00 am – 12.00 pm.

Reporting time: Candidates should report at the examination centre at 7:00 am on  17 January, 2021 (Sunday) along with a printout of the admit card. This is required to record the biometric information (thumb impression and photograph) before appearing for the examination.

Identity proof: The candidate should bring a valid photo identity proof (original) along with the admit card to the examination centre. Candidates will not be admitted to the examination centre without a proper identity proof (college issued identity card, passport, driving license, PAN card, Voter ID, Aadhar card or printed e-Aadhar card).

Stationery: Candidates must bring their own drawing material like pencils, sketch pens, poster colours, etc. for the examination. Candidates should NOT bring drawing sheets to the examination hall.

Electronic gadgets such as mobile phones, calculators, smart or digital watches etc. are NOT allowed in the examination hall. Use of any electronic gadget will disqualify the candidature.

The seating arrangement will be displayed on the notice board of the examination centre.


CEED 2021 Participating Institutes: 

IISc Bangalore Logo IISc Bangalore

  • Centre for Product Design and Manufacturing

IIT Bombay Logo IIT Bombay

  • IDC School of Design (Industrial Design Centre)

IIT Delhi Logo IIT Delhi

  • Department of Design

IIT Guwahati Logo IIT Guwahati

  • Department of Design

IIT Hyderabad Logo IIT Hyderabad

  • Department of Design

IIT Kanpur Logo IIT Kanpur

  • Design Program

IIITDM Jabalpur Logo IIITDM Jabalpur

  • Design Discipline  

WUD Logo World University of Design (WUD), Sonepat, Haryana

UPES Logo UPES School of Design, Dehradun

Shiv Nadar University Logo Shiv Nadar University

  • Department of Design

JK Lakshmipat University Logo JK Lakshmipat University, Jaipur

Tazpur University Logo Department of Design, School of Engineering, Tezpur University, Tezpur, Assam


CEED 2020 Result Sharing Institutes

1. Srishti Institute of Art Design and Technology, Bengaluru

2. Lovely Professional University, Phagwara, Punjab

3. Jain (Deemed-to-be-University), Bangalore

4. Shiv Nadar University, Department of Design

5. World University of Design (WUD), Sonepat, Haryana

6. Central Institute of Technology, Kokrajhar

7. UPES School of Design, Dehradun

8. ISDI School Of Design & Innovation, Mumbai

9. Vishwakarma University, Pune

10. School of Planning and Architecture, Bhopal

11. SRM Institute of Science & Technology, Kattankulathur, Chennai

12. Delhi Technological University, Delhi (formerly Delhi College of Engineering


Date of examination: 17 January 2021 (Sunday)

Exam time: 9.00 am – 12.00 pm.


Candidates  must hold a Degree / Diploma / Post Graduate Degree program of minimum 3 years (after 10+2 level),


must be appearing for the final examination of such a program by July 2021, or must have passed the GD Arts diploma program (10+5 level) by July 2020.



CEED 2021 will be in two parts

Part A of CEED 2021

Visualization and spatial ability

Environmental and social awareness

Analytical and logical reasoning

Language and creativity

Design thinking and problem solving

Observation and design sensitivity 


Part B of CEED 2021



Communication Skills

Problem identification skills


Registration fee:

  • Rs. 1600/- for all women candidates
  • Rs. 1600/- for (SC / ST / PwD) candidates
  • Rs. 3200/- for all other candidates

Mode of Payament: Credit card, debit card and net-banking.

Registration fee is non-refundable and non-transferable. The registration feehas to be paid through the payment option provided on the website while submitting ther egistration form.

A late fee of Rs. 500/- is applicable to ALL candidates for registrations submitted after the regular closing date till November 16, 2020, 23:55 hours.

A late fee of Rs. 500/-  is applicable to ALL candidates for registrations submitted after the regular closing date.

Admission process

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

Visit official website.

Register first and apply for online application form.

Fill online application form.

Upload required documents and submit.

Candidates are advice to take print out of the application form for future reference.

Admit Card

Admit cards will be available for downloading from the official CEED website ( from 01 January 2021 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 Admit card, please write to latest by 17 January  2021 (Sunday), 5:00 pm.

Test Centres

CEED 2021 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 3 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 under any circumstances.

Score Result

Score cards available for downloading : 08 March 2021

Important Dates

CEED 2021 Dates

Date of examination

17 January 2021 (Sunday)

Start of registration

09 September 2020

Last date for registration

10 October 2020

Last date for registration

17 October 2020 with late fee

Start date for Admit Card downloading

01 January 2021 onwards

Declaration of result

08 March 2021




Indian   Institute of  Technology Bombay 

Mumbai 400076 

Phone: +91 22 2576 4063 / 9093 /9094