CEED 2020 Eligibility Criteria: Courses, Age, Nationality, Qualification

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Attention Aspirants, the CEED Authority has recently advertised a notification to fill the application form for the next round of admission in CEED Colleges in India. Throughout the article, we will discuss the CEED Eligibility Criteria 2020. Get updated information on Age, Nationality, Reservation and Educational Qualification before filling up the form of CEED 2020.

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Highlights Of Exam

Name of Examination Common Entrance Exam for Design (CEED)
Conducting Body IIT Bombay
Mode of Application Online
Courses Offered Master of Design (M.Des) and PhD (Design)
Official Website ceed.iitb.ac.in
Mode of Examination Online and Offline
No. of Seats Available Approx. 144
In case of queries ceed@iitb.ac.in

Exam Dates

IIT, Bombay has announced the entrance exam dates for CEED 2020 as listed below:

Events Dates
Release of CEED Notification 2020 September 20, 2019
CEED 2020 Registration Begins October 9, 2019
Last day to submit the CEED 2020 Application Form November 15, 2019 (11:55 p.m.)
Online registration for CEED 2020 with late fee November 20, 2019
Issue of CEED 2020 Admit Card December 27, 2020
CEED and UCEED 2020 Exam Date January 18, 2020
Release of draft CEED Answer Key January 21, 2020
Last date to challenge CEED answer key January 27, 2020
Release of final answer key of CEED February 4, 2020
CEED Result 2020 March 4, 2020

CEED 2020 Eligibility Criteria

CEED Eligibility criteria consist of parameters like age, academic qualifications nationality, etc. that are utilised to check if a candidate is fit to pursue the programmes offered by the participating institutes. It must be noted that CEED eligibility criteria 2020 are only applicable to the CEED entrance test. Admission criteria may slightly vary from institute to institute, hence, candidates are advised to check the same before applying to their respective institutes.

Age limit

There is no age limit to appear for CEED. Besides, a candidate can appear for CEED any number of times.

No. of attempts

There is no restriction on the number of attempts.

Type of degree

Any recognized graduate/degree/ diploma/postgraduate programme of a minimum of 3 years (after 10+2).

Final year students (by July 2020)

Candidates who are in the final year or are awaiting their result are also eligible provided they furnish proof of their eligibility at the time of admissions

GD Arts diploma programme (10+5 level)

Candidates who have passed the programme by July 2020 are also eligible

Candidates who have obtained a degree or diploma of 3 years programme (after 10+2), can now appear for CEED 2020.

Participating Institutes Eligibility Criteria

CEED 2020 Participating institutes have its eligibility criteria to get admissions in the desired courses. The candidates must meet the Eligibility Criteria of CEED 2020 for different institutes to inquire admissions in their desired institutes. The CEED Exam Eligibility for the various participating institutes is compiled below:

IISc Bangalore

  • A recognized Bachelor’s degree in engineering/design/architecture.

IIT Bombay

Candidate should have a minimum of 55% (50% marks in case of SC / ST / PwD) or equivalent grades in the qualifying degree for individual streams:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Design / Engineering / Architecture / Interior Design: 10 +2 + 4 years (minimum 4 years Bachelor’s course).
  • B. Plan is considered equivalent to B.Arch.
  • Four-year B.Sc (Engg) course after HSC considered equivalent to BE / B.Tech.
  • Professional Diploma in Design: 10 + 2 + 4 years (minimum 4 year diploma program).
  • BFA (4-year professional program with entry after 10 +2)
  • GD Art (4-year program after 1-year foundation. Minimum entry requirements are 10th pass).

IIT Delhi

  • The programme offers 20 seats to students seeking admission in M.Des and belonging to B.Tech, B.Des and B.Arch backgrounds.
  • Must have a valid CEED score; GATE score will not be considered.

IIT Guwahati

  • 4 year Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Design / Engineering / Architecture / Interior Design or a Design related field with a minimum CPI of 6.0 out of 10 or minimum 60% marks.
  • 4-year Professional Diploma in Design of NID or Professional Diploma of CEPT (5-year programme) with a minimum CPI of 6.0 out of 10 minimum 60% marks.
  • Relaxation for SC / ST / PwD Candidates: The CPI or percentage marks in above-mentioned eligibility requirements will be relaxed by 0.5 CPI or by 5% marks for SC / ST / PwD candidates. That is, the SC / ST / PwD candidates should have a minimum CPI of 5.5 out of 10 or a minimum 55% of marks in their qualifying degree.

IIT Hyderabad

For M.Des:

  • Must have a valid CEED score
  • A minimum of 55% marks (50% marks in case of SC/ST) or equivalent grades in the qualifying examination given below –
  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering / Architecture / Design/ Interior Design or equivalent (4 years duration after 10+2).
  • Professional Diploma in Design (NID/CEPT or equivalent of 4 years duration 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 after10+2+3).

For PhD:

  • M.Des. / M.Arch. / M.Tech. / M.Phil. / MFA / M.A / M.Sc / Postgraduate Diploma in Design of NID, Ahmedabad OR equivalent
  • Also, either one of the following –
  • A minimum of 55% marks (50% marks for SC/ST) in the final academic year of the programme.
  • A minimum of 55% marks (50% marks for SC/ST) in aggregate or as specified by the university.
  • A first-class as specified by the university
  • A minimum CPI of 5.5 (5.0 CPI for SC/ST) on the scale of 10; with corresponding proportional requirements when the scales are other than on 10
  • All candidates are required to upload one zip file containing the following:
  • (a) PhD proposal
  • (b) Portfolio of work and/or publications

IIT Kanpur

  • A bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Design or Architecture
  • A valid CEED/GATE score are eligible to apply for the two-year Master of Design Programme.
  • Candidates holding degrees in Fine Arts or Interior Design are NOT eligible to apply.


Admissions to Master level program shall be based on the performance in the qualifying examinations, those are CEED or GATE score of the candidate(s). Also, the Selection Committee may deem it fit to call some or all the candidates for the written test and/or interview.

For M.Des (Regular and Sponsored): B.Tech / B.E. / B.Arch / B.Des. / B.FA / M.Sc / MA / MCA with

  • A minimum of 60% marks OR a CPI / CGPA of 6.0 (on the scale of 10.00) shall be required in the Qualifying Degree (B.Tech / B.Des. or equivalent). Relaxation for reserved category as per Govt. of India norms.
  • For admission to masters program under regular category qualifying marks/certificate in GATE / CEED / (CSIR / UGC JRF / NET) or equivalent examination conducted at the national level will be essential. The candidate should have valid GATE / CEED / UGC JRF

For PhD (Design) (Regular, Sponsored, and External):

  • Eligibility criteria for admission to the PhD programme are:
  • M.Des. with minimum marks / CPI in Qualifying Degree
  • A minimum of 65% marks or a CPI / CGPA of 6.5 (on the scale of 10) shall be required at the master’s level qualifying examination.
  • Relaxation for reserved category as per Govt. of India norms.
  • Candidates who are on a permanent role in NITs, IITs, Central Universities, Govt. Universities, Defence R&D organization, PSU for at least two years shall be eligible to apply for admission under the category of External Registration Programme.

Note: For these programmes at IISc Bangalore and IITDM Jabalpur and IIT Kanpur, GATE qualified candidates are also eligible.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Q. Who is eligible for the CEED exam?

A. For M.Des  Candidate must have a valid CEED score. A minimum of 55% marks (50% marks in case of SC/ST) or equivalent grades in the qualifying examination. Bachelor’s degree in Engineering / Architecture / Design/ Interior Design or equivalent (4 years duration after 10+2).
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Q. What is the difference between UCEED and CEED?

A. CEED is for Masters after Graduate M.Des and UCEED is for Undergraduate B. Des UCEED is open to all nationals (Indian/Foreign).

Q. How many students appeared for CEED 2019?

A. As per the official website, 1165 Candidates Qualified in Common Entrance Exam for Design (CEED), out of the 5491 candidates who appeared for CEED 2019. The entrance exam was conducted on January 19, 2019. CEED is a joint entrance examination held for admission into Master of Design (M.Des.)

Q. What is IIT CEED?

A. 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).

Q. Does UCEED have drawing?

A. Although UCEED 2020 will be a computer-based test and will not have a drawing section, there will be questions based on the fundamentals of drawing.

Q. What is the CEED exam?

A. 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).

Q. How do I prepare for CEED 2020?

A. A minimum of 2 to 3 hours should be given to the CEED 2020 exam preparation. Practice with CEED 2020 Sample Papers: Unlike other entrance exams, CEED is a hands-on exam which requires a lot of practice and observation.

Q. What is the full form of UCEED?

A. Undergraduate Common Entrance Exam for Design (UCEED) is a computer-based entrance examination conducted by the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay under the guidance of the UCEED Admissions Committee for admission to the Bachelor of Design (B. Des.) degree programme.

Q. How many times can I give UCEED?

A. A candidate can attempt UCEED for a maximum of two times and that too in consecutive years.

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