CEED Exam 2023: Eligibility and Application Fee

Each year, the Industrial Design Centre, IIT Bombay conducts the Common Entrance Exam for Design (CEED) with the support of the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India to evaluate a candidate’s aptitude for design in areas like logical thinking, sketching, visual perception, creativity, and communication. Once qualified, the candidates can apply to Master of Design (MDes) and Doctoral programs (Ph.D.) at several IITs and design institutes. The CEED score card is valid for one year, following the declaration of results. This article details the eligibility criteria for CEED and the application fee.

 CEED Exam 2022 Eligibility and Application Fee

CEED Exam Eligibility

There is no age limit for taking the exam or the number of times a candidate takes the exam. To be eligible for the exam, a candidate must have:

  • Completed a diploma/degree or post-graduate degree of a minimum of three years (10+2+3) in design.


  • Appeared for the final examination of such programs latest by July 2023.


  • Cleared the GD Arts diploma program (10+5) by July 2023.

Note: Students must evaluate whether they meet the qualifying criteria for admission to various institutes before applying to CEED. Since the admission criteria for all IITs and IISCs specified on the CEED website are 10+2+4. Even if a student receives first all India ranking in CEED but has a three-year undergraduate degree, they may be ineligible for any design-related courses provided by the IITs and IISc

Here is a list of institutes accepting CEED scores for admissions to their master’s and doctoral programs:

Participating Institutes

Programs Offered

Industrial Design Centre, IIT Bombay
  • MDes in Industrial Design, Communication Design, Animation, Interaction Design, Mobility, and Vehicle Design
  • Ph.D. in Design
Centre for Product Design and

Manufacturing, IISc Bangalore

  • MDes in Product Design and Engineering
  • Ph.D. in Design
Department of Design, IIT Delhi
  • MDes in Industrial Design
  • Ph.D. in Design
Department of Design, IIT Guwahati
  • MDes in Design
  • Ph.D. in Design
Department of Design, IIT Hyderabad
  • MDes in Visual Design
  • Ph.D. in Design
Design Programme, IIT Kanpur
  • MDes in Design
  • Ph.D. in Design
Department of Design, IIT Roorkee
  • MDes in Industrial Design
Design Discipline, IIITDM Jabalpur
  • MDes in Design
  • Ph.D. in Design

In addition to these, a few result-sharing private institutes have set the minimum eligibility criteria for CEED as UG Degree (10+2+3) in design. The following table contains a list of these institutes:

CEED 2023 Result Sharing Institutes

World University of Design, Sonepat, Haryana 
UPES School of Design, Dehradun
Srishti Manipal Institute of Art, Design, and Technology, Bengaluru
JK Lakshmipat University, Jaipur 
MIT Institute of Design, Avantika University, Ujjain
MIT ID Innovation, MIT Institute of Design, Pune

A valid CEED score does not guarantee a spot in the desired college. These institutes set other criteria that a candidate must meet, such as the second round of examination like the Design Aptitude Test (DAT) and a personal interview before the selection process. Candidates should visit the websites of the respective institutes for application procedures and additional information about the admissions. 

CEED Exam Application Fee

The registration for the CEED examination must be done online only through the official website of CEED or from the websites of the respective institutes, as mentioned in the tables above. Once the form is filled, the candidate is taken to the payment gateway to make an online payment. The application fee for the CEED examination is as follows:

  • Women candidates ₹ 1600/-
  • Scheduled caste/scheduled tribe/persons with disability candidates ₹ 1600/-
  • Other candidates ₹ 3200/-

Students should take note that the application fee is non-refundable and non-transferable. The fee should be paid only through online modes such as credit/debit cards or net banking facilities provided on the website. The bank’s transaction charges or any other service charges are not included in the application fee. The CEED is not responsible for any failure or reversal of the payment in any case. An additional late fee of ₹ 500 applies to all the candidates who fail to pay the fee before the closing date of the registration. 

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