Common Entrance Examination for Design CEED – 2012

Indian Institute of Technology Bombay - IITB

The objective of CEED is to assess the candidate’s aptitude for design, involving visual perception ability, drawing skills, logical reasoning, creativity, and communication skills.

CEED 2012 is a qualifying examination for the following postgraduate programmes in design:

(a) Master of Design Programmes

IISc Bangalore: M.Des. in Product Design and Engineering*

IIT Bombay: M.Des. in (i) Industrial Design, (ii) Visual Communication, (iii) Animation, (iv) Interaction Design, (v) Mobility and Vehicle Design.

IIT Delhi: M.Des. in Industrial Design

IIT Guwahati: M.Des. in Design

IIT Kanpur: M.Des. in Industrial Design*

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

(b) Ph.D Programmes in Design (IISc Bangalore, IIT Bombay)

CEED 2012 Eligibility

Candidates must either have completed or be expecting to complete any of the following, by July 2012:

(i) Bachelor's degree in Engineering / Architecture / Design/ Interior Design or equivalent

(ii) Professional Diploma in Design (NID/CEPT or equivalent of 4 years duration after 10+2)

(iii) B.F.A. (4 year professional programme, after 10+2)

(iv) G.D. Art (5 year programme after 10th) with one year professional experience

(v) Master’s degree in Arts / Science / Computer Applications

The candidate is responsible for showing eligibility while seeking admission to the specific programme in which they are interested.

There is no age limit and a candidate can appear in CEED any number of times.

CEED 2012 Application Form - How To Apply

Candidates have to apply online.


CEED Online Application Website will open on 12 September, 2011 and close on 7 October, 2011.

CEED 2012 Mode of Payment

Application Fee (non-refundable) is Rs.950/- (Rs.475/- for SC/ST/PD Applicants)

There are two modes of fee payment. You may choose any of the following options:

SBI Cash Voucher (through any SBI Branch)

In this case, after filling the Application Form a SBI Cash Voucher is generated along with the Application Printout. It contains your name and other details. You have to take this to any SBI Branch within India and make the payment. You have to enclose the IITB copy of the SBI Cash Voucher along with the Application Printout.

Demand Draft

In this case, a Demand Draft of the appropriate amount in favour of 'IIT Bombay', payable at Mumbai should be obtained prior to filling of the Application Form. Enter the Demand Draft details while filling the Application Form. The Draft should have the validity of 6 months.

The completed Application Printout, along with IITB Copy of the SBI Cash VoucherOR the Demand Draft (write your name and application number on the back of the DD), and other enclosures (if any), are to be submitted in an envelope to GATE Office IIT Bombay on or before 14 October, 2011

Write "CEED 2012 Application" on top of the envelope

The Envelope can be submitted in person at the counter of GATE Office, IIT Bombay or mailed only by Registered Post or Speed Post to

GATE Office
IIT Bombay, Powai, MUMBAI 400 076
Contact Details
Chairman GATE 2012, GATE Office, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Powai, Mumbai 400076

Phone: 022-25767068
Fax: 022-2572 3706

CEED 2012 Last date for receipt of form: 07 October 2011

CEED 2012 Entrance Date: 04 December 2011

CEED 2012 Test Centers

Bengaluru, Chennai, Delhi, Guwahati, Kanpur, Kharagpur, Mumbai, and Roorkee

CEED 2012 Important Dates

Access to Application through website: 12 Sept. 2011 – 7 Oct. 2011

Last Date for submitting of Application (Website closure): Friday, 7 Oct. 2011

Last Date for Receipt of Completed Application at the GATE Office, IIT Bombay: Friday, 14 Oct. 2011

A Candidate can contact GATE Office, IIT Bombay for non-receipt of admit card: Tuesday, 22 November 2011

CEED 2012 Date of Examination: Sunday, 4 December 2011 (1400 to 1700 hours)

CEED 2012 Announcement of Results : Friday, 20 January 2012 (after 1000 hours)

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GATE 2012 - Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering

Admission to postgraduate programmes with MHRD and some other Government scholarships/ assistantships in engineering colleges/ institutes is open to those who qualify in GATE examination. GATE qualified candidates with Bachelor's degree in Engineering/ Technology / Architecture or Master's degree in any branch of Science/ Mathematics / Statistics/ Computer Applications are eligible for admission to Master's degree programmes in Engineering/ Technology /Architecture as well as for Doctoral programmes in relevant branches of Science with MHRD or other government scholarships/ assistantships. To avail the scholarship, the candidate must secure admission to such a postgraduate programme, as per the prevailing procedure of the admitting institution.

However, candidates with Master's degree in Engineering/ Technology /Architecture may seek admission to relevant Doctoral programmes with scholarship/ assistantship without appearing in the GATE examination.

GATE 2012 Eligibility

The following categories of candidates are eligible to appear for GATE 2012:

Bachelor's degree holders in Engineering/ Technology / Architecture (4 years after 10+2) and those who are in the final year of such programmes.

Bachelor's degree holders in Engineering/Technology/Architecture (Post-B.Sc./ Post-Diploma) and those who are in the final year of such programmes.

Master's degree holders in any branch of Science/ Mathematics/ Statistics/Computer Applications or equivalent and those who are in the final year of such programmes.

>Candidates in the second or higher year of the Four-year Integrated Master's degree programme (Post-B.Sc.) in Engineering/Technology.

Candidates in the fourth or higher year of Five-year Integrated Master's degree programme or Dual Degree programme in Engineering/Technology.

Candidates with qualifications obtained through examinations conducted by professional societies recognized by UPSC/AICTE (e.g. AMIE by Institute of Engineers (India); AMICE by Institute of Civil Engineers (India)) as equivalent to B.E./B.Tech. Those who have completed section A or equivalent of such professional courses are also eligible.

GATE 2012 Application Form - How To Apply

Before applying, candidates are advised to download the GATE 2012 Information Brochure and read it carefully.

Candidates have to apply only Online. Details of the application fee and the steps in the application process are given below.

GATE 2012 Application Fee:

General/OBC: Rs.1000/-

SC / ST / PD: Rs.500/-

Decide Payment Option

Gateway Payment:

Payment can be made using netbanking. Bank service charge is extra (maximum of Rs.30/-)

Challan Payment:
Payment by cash at ICICI, Indian Bank or State Bank of India branches. Bank service charge is extra (maximum of Rs.25/-)
Obtain SC / ST / PD Certificate (if applicable)

GATE 2012 Apply Online

Candidates must follow the instructions provided while applying online.

At the end of this process, a PDF file will be generated with the following pages:

Page-1: Instructions
Page-2: GATE 2012 Application - GATE Copy
Page-3: GATE 2012 Application - Candidate's Copy
Page-4: Address Slip of respective zonal GATE office
Page-5: Bank Challan (for Challan Payment option only)

Take a print out of the entire file on A4 size white sheets using a laser / inkjet printer.

Cash Payment: (only for Challan Payment option)

The bank challan (Page-5) will be printed in triplicate. Take it to any one of the branches of ICICI, Indian Bank or State Bank of India (as opted by the candidate) and pay the fees. Bank will retain a copy and will return two copies to you. In those two copies, retain the Candidate's copy with you and attach the GATE Copy with the application.

Paste your recent photograph (3.5 cm X 3.5 cm) in the designated place of Page-2. Before pasting, please write your name and application number on the backside of the photo with black ball point pen.

Sign at the designated place of Page-2.

Paste Page-4 on top of a 10 inch x 12 inch size laminated envelope.


Before posting your application form, make sure that, in addition to the other relevant attachments, you have attached either a copy of the degree certificate or a certificate from your college principal.

Duly filled-in Application with appropriate enclosures must be sent by Speed Post (preferably) or by Registered Post to The Chairman, GATE of the Zone corresponding to the 1st Choice of Examination City, so as to reach on or before Monday, 24th October, 2011 OR

It can be handed over personally to the respective Zonal GATE Office on or before Monday, 24th October, 2011.

GATE 2012 Contact Details

IIT Delhi
Hauz Khas, New Delhi 110 016
Tel: 011-2659 1749
Fax: 011-2658 1579

GATE 2012 Last date for receipt of form: 24 October 2011

GATE 2012 Entrance Date: 29 January 2012

GATE 2012 Test Centers

GATE 2012 Online Examination Cities:

For candidates whose choice of GATE paper is one of the following: AE, AG, AR, GG, MN and TF. CLICK HERE

GATE 2012 Offline Examination Cities:
For candidates whose choice of GATE paper is one of the following: BT, CE, CH, CS, CY, EC, EE, IN, MA, ME, MT, PH, PI, XE and XL

GATE 2012 Important Dates

Commencement of Online Application submission: Monday 12 September 2011 (00:00 Hrs)

Last date for Submission of Online Application (website closure): Monday 17 October 2011 (23:00 Hrs)

Last date for the receipt of printed version of ONLINE Application at the respective zonal GATE Office: Monday 24 October 2011

GATE 2012 Online Examination for Papers: AR, GG and TF: Sunday 29 January 2012 (09:00 Hrs to 12:00 Hrs)

GATE 2012 Online Examination Papers: AE, AG and MN: Sunday 29 January 2012 (14:00 Hrs to 17:00 Hrs)

GATE 2012 Offline Examination Papers: BT, CE, CH, CS, ME, PH and PI: Sunday 12 February 2012 (09:00 Hrs to 12:00 Hrs)

GATE 2012 Offline Examination Papers: CY, EC, EE, IN, MA, MT, XE and XL: Thursday 15 March 2012 (10:00 Hrs)

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