All About Common Entrance Examination for Design(CEED)

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All About Common Entrance Examination for Design(CEED)
Highlights: The Common Entrance Examination for Design (CEED) is conducted on an all India basis by IIT Mumbai on behalf of Human Resources Development, Governmen

The Common Entrance Examination for Design (CEED) is conducted on an all India basis by IIT Mumbai on behalf of Human Resources Development, Government of India. The objective behind CEED is to test the aptitude held by the aspirants for design. It scrutinizes the applicants’ for Design Aptitude, Visual Perception Ability,Communication Skills, and Drawing Skills. CEED is actually a qualifying exam for admission to Post Graduate M.Des. Programs at the Industrial Design.

The Test Centers

The CEED Examination Centre are at IIT Bombay? IDDC, IIT Delhi? CPMD, IISc Bengaluru? Design Program, IIT Kanpur.

By appearing in the CEED, the candidate is giving the qualifying exam for the following postgraduate programs in design:

> Master of Design Program

> IISc Bangalore: M.Des. in Product Design and Engineering; IIT Bombay: M.Des. in Industrial Design; Visual > Communication; Animation; Interaction Design; Mobility and Vehicle Design; IIT Delhi: M.Des. in Industrial Design; IIT Guwahati: M.Des. in Design; IIT Kanpur: M.Des. in Industrial Design; IIITDM Jabalpur : M.Des. Program; Ph.D Program in Design in IISc Bangalore and IIT Bombay.

GATE qualified candidates will also be considered for admission to these programs.

The Eligibility / Qualification for CEED Examination:

Candidates must either have completed or be expecting to complete any of the following by July 2016:

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 program, after 10+2), G.D. Art (5 year program after 10th) with one year post qualification professional experience

Master’s degree in Arts / Science / Computer Applications.

The candidate is responsible for showing eligibility while seeking admission to the specific program in which, he or she is applying for. There is no age limit and a candidate can appear in CEED any number of times.

Exam Pattern for CEED 2016

CEED 2016 will be conducted on Sunday, 06 December 2015, 10.00 am - 01.00 pm. The language used in the question paper will be English. The examination will consist of two parts, Part A and Part B. Part A consist multiple choice (MCQ) type questions; and Part B consists of design and hand drawing type questions. Candidates have to attempt questions from both the parts. Part A will be conducted from 10.00 to 11.00 Hrs. followed by Part B from 11.00 to 13.00 Hrs. The answers to Part A have to be given in the computer itself; while answer to Part B have to be given in the answer book that will be provided by the invigilator. These answer books will be collected for manual correction at the end of the examination.

The Part ‘A’ will be used in the form of screening test. If N is the total number of seats available in all the participating institutes, then approximately the top 10xN candidates will be shortlisted from Part A. On the other hand, Part B will be evaluated only for the candidates who are shortlisted after Part A. Only Part B score will be used for preparing the CEED 2016 merit list.

After the results are declared on 15th January 2016, the CEED 2016 score cards will be available for downloading to all the qualified candidates from 22nd January 2016.

The Admission Procedure

Qualifying in CEED does not guarantee the admission. A candidate has to apply to the respective institutes for admission and fulfill other requirements such as tests and interviews of the corresponding institution for admission. The announcement for admission to the postgraduate programs in design will be notified separately by the different institutes.

A limited number of assistantships, based on merit, are available to CEED qualified students, to pursue the programs. Reservation for various categories will be as per Government of India rules applicable at the time of admission. The criteria for postgraduate admission and award of assistance / scholarship are different in different institutes. For more details or any specific queries on admission and program of any institute, the candidate should contact the relevant head / convener / coordinator.

-Varun Acharya

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