CEED - 2024

CEED - Common Entrance Examination for Design

CEED is conducted by IIT Bombay. It is a qualifying examination for admission to Master of Design (MDes) programs at several IITs and design schools. The CEED 2024 score is valid for a period of one year from the date of declaration of the result.

    To be eligible to take the CEED exam, candidates must have completed a degree, diploma, or postgraduate degree program of at least three years, must be in the process of completing such a program by July 2023, or must have passed the GD Arts Diploma program by that time.


Part -A

Visualization and spatial reasoning

Ability to visualize and transform 2D shapes and 3D objects and their spatial relationships.

Practical and scientific knowledge

Know-how of scientific principles and everyday objects. 

Observation and design sensitivity

Capacity to detect concealed properties in day-to-day life and think critically about them. Attention to detail, classification, analysis, inference, and prediction. 

Environment and society

General awareness of environmental, social, and cultural connections with design. 

Analytical and logical reasoning

Ability to analyze qualitative and quantitative information. 


Proficiency in reading and comprehending Standard English.  


Grasp of verbal and non-verbal analogies, metaphors, signs, and symbols. 

Art and Design knowledge

Awareness about art/artifact/product, artists/designers, art/design history, and trends.

Design methods and practices

Knowledge of media, materials, production processes, and ergonomics


Part -B


Ability to draw products, people, or scenes in proportion with good line quality, composition, proportion, perspective, and shading.


Capacity to think out-of-the-box and come up with unique as well as diverse solutions. 


Skills to communicate concepts and ideas clearly with the help of text and visuals. 

Problem identification

Capability to understand the user and the context, knowledge of properties of materials, and their appropriate use in design.

Exam Date



Application form availability

      3rd October 2023

Last date to apply

      13th November 2023

Registration with late fee

      14th to 20th November 2023

Admit card availability

      5th January 2024

Last date to rectify discrepancy in admit card

      11th January 2024

CEED 2024 Exam Date

      21st January 2024

Draft answer key

      23rd January 2024

Last date of objection

      25th January 2024

Final answer key

     1st February 2024

Part A cut off marks

      8th February 2024

Result availability

      6th March 2024

Score card

     11th March to 12th June 2024

official site -  https://www.ceed.iitb.ac.in/2024/

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