6 August 2014

CEED 2015 important dates, application links, eligibility

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So, you finally decided to attempt CEED and want to be like one of the prestigious designers around. Good and all the best with your efforts.

Let’s see the essential requirements for CEED Exam 2015

Eligibility and Age Limit

There is no age limit for writing CEED, however only candidates who either have completed or is expecting to compete by July 2014 in ANY ONE or MORE of the following degrees may apply.

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering/Architecture/Design/Interior Design   or equivalent (4 year programme after 10+2)
  • Professional Diploma in Design (NID/CEPT or equivalent 4 year programme after 10+2)
  • B.F.A. (4 year professional programme after 10+2)
  • G.D. Art (5 year programme after 10th) with one year post qualification professional experience
  • Master’s degree in Arts/Science/Computer Applications(2 year programme after 10+2+3)

Note :  

  1. Application Process is through ONLINE only
  2. GATE qualified candidates will also be considered for admission to some M.des programmes in some institute’s
  3. Candidates with 3 years Bachelors degree are not eligible.

Important Dates

  • Online registration process   – 4th Aug 2014 to 1st  Sep 2014
  • Admit Card download           –  7th Nov 2014
  • Date of Examination            –  7th Dec 2014 (10 : 00 to 13 : 00)
  • Announcement of Results     –  15th Jan 2014 (after 10:00 AM)

Examination Centers

  • Bengaluru
  • Bhopal
  • Calicut
  • Chandigarh
  • Chennai
  • Delhi
  • Guwahati
  • Hyderabadu
  • Kanpur
  • Kolkata
  • Mumbai
  • Nagpur
  • Pune
  • Thrivananthapuram

Note :
Request for change in examination city will be accepted till October 30, 2014 with a fee of  Rs. 500/- to be paid in the form of demand draft in favor of 'Registrar, IIT Bombay', payable at Mumbai.

Requirements before applying

1. Candidates MUST read the instructions before applying 

2. Keep JPEG format of your latest photo (not more than 3 months) taken in white backdrop with your face covering 50% of the photography, looking straight towards the camera. 
  • Maximum pixel resolution for JPEG: 640 x 480 (0.3Mega pixel)
  • Minimum pixel resolution for JPEG: 320 x 240. 
  • Dimensions 35mm X 45mm. 
  • Size preferably between 20KB to 50KB
3. Keep JPEG picture of your signature (Dark blue ink on a white paper)
  • Maximum pixel resolution for JPEG: 800 x 300
  • Minimum pixel resolution for JPEG: 400 x 150
  • Size preferably between 5KB to 20KB
4. Keep scanned copies (PDF format) of your degree provisional/memorandum/marks certificates as well as the following (if applicable) 

5. Here is how you need to save your files - by giving them specified names (click on the image to get large view)

Application Fees

  • The non-refundable application fee is Rs. 2000 for men of general and OBC category
  • Rs. 1000 for SC/ST category, physically disabled (PD), and all women candidates.
  • Candidates who claim to be in SC/ST/OBC category have to produce valid certificates issued  by appropriate authorities
  • Those who claim PD category should produce a Medical Certificate issued by the appropriate  authority.
Note :
The application fee has to be paid through a separate "State Bank of India Collect Facility". You may check the details (page 10 in this link) - CEED 2015 official brochure

Application Process

  1. CEED applications has to be submitted ONLINE only (Application Link)
  2. Go to the link and enter your details, Email ID and personal no.
  3. You will receive a password to your mobile and a link to your email
  4. Go through your Email and click the link, enter the password provided to you (Please keep the password for future use, you cannot change once created)
  5. Fill the details and upload your photos and certificates
  6. Pay fees by online payment mode - SBI India collect facility as given above in note
  7. Upload all the required documents as asked during the process, then after submitting the details, you will get a confirmation page. Keep a copy of this for your future reference.
  8. You may also receive a confirmation mail

Note :
Check the 10th and 11th page of this file before proceeding for online application submission - CEED 2015 official brochure

The last thing you need to do is to prepare for CEED. I had covered almost all the preparation requirements - bringing the necessary resources and tips wherever necessary in this blog. Explore the blog for more details.

Here is a quick video tutorial on "How to start and what to practice for CEED exam"

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Also See

Is M.Des best for you?

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All about M.Des design streams

Initial tips for CEED Exam Preparation


  1. Thanx Bhanu for everything. It was my first attempt of CEED and it was very good experience. Ur blog was the only resource I had. Though I didn't practiced a lot it was quiet easy for me to solve the question. I hope U will help us throughout the process. Thanks again.

    1. Hello Mahesh,

      Glad to hear this, good to know that you did well in the exam. Hope for the best results :)

  2. Sir here mentioned bachelor degree of 3 years are not eligible .that means lateral entry students who has done diploma instead of +2 are not eligible

    1. this is for 2015, cheeck the latest ceed requirements on 2018 brochure.

      But, the answer to you is NO. I mean even if you enter laterally, you still get the yr degree of Bachelors, so u shld be eligible. Anyway, write to ceed people.


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