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CEED Application Form

CEED Application Form is expected to release in October 2017. The conducted authority will last accept the applications by the second week of November 2017. It is mandatory for a candidate to fulfill CEED Eligibility before applying for CEED 2018.

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Here are some quick points about CEED Application Form:

  • The application form for CEED can only be filled through online mode.
  • Aspirants must visit the official website i.e. to fill CEED Application Form.
  • Registration for CEED 2018 will contain 3 primary steps- Filling up of the application form, payment of fee and uploading documents.
  • CEED Application Fee is different for men, women and reserved category candidates.

All candidates who register successfully will appear for CEED in the month of January 2018. The Common Entrance Examination for Design is a national level examination conducted by any one IIT on behalf of the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD). It offers admission to M.Des and PhD programs in design into various IITs and many other institutions. 

CEED Application Form Highlights

Availability of CEED Application Form 2018 (with Regular Fee)Third week of October 2017 
Last date to submit CEED Application Form 2018 (with Regular Fee)Second week of November 2017
Submission of CEED 2018 Application Form (with Late Fee)Third week of November 2017
Mode of applicationOnline
Minimum qualification to fill CEED Application FormBachelors degree/ Diploma
Documents required at the time of form-fillingScanned copy of all academic certificates, recent photograph and signature, category certificate
CEED Application FeeMale- INR 2200; Female and Reserved Category- INR 1100

CEED Eligibility Criteria

Candidates willing to apply for CEED must first ensure that they are eligible for the same. It is very important to check CEED eligibility before applying. The application of a candidate who is not eligible may be liable for rejection.

Academic Criteria

An aspirant must fulfill any one of CEED Eligibility Criteria as given below:

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

Note: Candidates with a 3-years Bachelor degree are not eligible for CEED Registrations.

Age Criteria

  • There is no minimum age or upper age requirement prescribed to be eligible for CEED 2018.

Number of Attempts

  • Students can appear for the exam any number of times.

Read detailed CEED Eligibility

Pre-requisites of CEED Application Form

In order to successfully fill theCEED Application form, candidates are required to upload some important documents. These documents must be scanned properly in correct format and size to complete the CEED 2018 Registration. The list of necessary documents required for form filling are –

  • A recent colour photograph of the candidate in .jpg format
  • Signature of the candidate in .jpg format
  • Scanned copy of Category Certificate for SC/ST and OBC Candidates in .pdf format
  • Scanned copy of PwD certificate issued by an appropriate authority for candidates from the PwD Category in .pdf format 
  • Scanned copy of the candidate’s eligibility certificate (.pdf file);  degree certificate if the course is completed or the certificate from the Principal of respective college if the course is not completed
  • A certificate for the post qualification professional experience for students with a degree in G.D. Art

The conducting authority has laid out certain specifications regarding the Photograph, Signature and Caste Certificate that a candidate uploads during form-filling. Any item not adhering to the set guidelines is subject to cancellation. Here are the complete specifications that you must follow:

File Naming Specifications

The files that have to be submitted in digital format as a part of the application process of CEED must be named appropriately. Candidates must make sure the correct documents are scanned and named properly. Some guidelines have been issued for helping the candidates name these files correctly. Following are the rules to name the necessary files-

  1. Photograph – applicationno._photo.jpg
  2. Signature - application no._sign.jpg
  3. Eligibility Certificate – applicationno._degree.pdf
  4. Experience Certificate – applicationno._exp.pdf
  5. Category Certificate – applicationno._catcert.pdf
  6. PwD Certificate – applicationno._pwdcert.pdf

Photograph Specifications

The photograph of the candidate that has to be uploaded in CEED Application Form needs to meet some specified requirements. A candidate must ensure that his photograph is in accordance with the guidelines specified below:

  • The photograph of the candidate must be taken in colour in a professional studio. No self-composed portraits and mobile photographs are acceptable.
  • Only white or a light blue background photograph is acceptable.
  • The photograph must be recently taken and should not be more than 3 months old.
  • The candidate’s face should occupy about 50% of the area in the photograph with eyes looking into the camera directly.
  • The main features of the candidate’s face must not be covered by hair, cloth or shadow.
  • If the candidate is wearing spectacles in the photograph, he must ensure that there is no glare in the spectacles. Candidates can avoid it by tilting the spectacles downward slightly.
  • The candidate must not be wearing dark or tinted spectacles. They must be clear.
  • The photograph must be in .jpg format.
  • The maximum pixel resolution allowed is 640x480 while the minimum pixel resolution can be 320x240.

Signature Specifications

The candidates are advised to follow the below mentioned steps to upload their digital signature as a part of their application form successfully.

  • The candidate must put his signature on a plain white paper with dark blue ink.
  • The signature must be digitally scanned and cropped to the specified size.
  • The signature must be in .jpg format.
  • The maximum pixel resolution allowed is 300x800 whereas the minimum pixel resolution can be 150x400.

Category Certificate

The candidates who belong to Scheduled Caste (SC), Scheduled Tribe (ST) and Other Backward Classes (OBC) Category are required to provide their valid Category Certificates when applying for CEED 2018.

  • For OBC-NCL Certificates, only those that have been issued after March 31, 2017 will be accepted.
  • For Person with Disability (PwD) Category, the candidate must provide his PwD Certificate that has been issued by appropriate authorities.

The final merit list of CEED will be prepared after taking into consideration all the certificates that have been submitted by the candidates. Therefore, the candidate must ensure the accuracy and authentication of the Category Certificates.

How to fill CEED Application Form?

Candidates who wish to seek admission into the post graduate design programmes of the prestigious institutes in the country must appear for CEED 2018. The primary step for the CEED 2018 Application Process is registrating for the exam.

The application process of CEED is broadly divided into four main steps. The following flowchart graphically explains the main steps of CEED 2018 Registration.

CEED 2017 Registration

Step 1- CEED Registration

  1. Visit the Official Website of CEE i.e.
  2. Click on the link “Apply for CEED 2018” to begin the online registration process.
  3. Provide a valid email address and a mobile number.
  4. Post Submission of the details, an email is sent with a link to verify the email address.
  5. Click on the link received for verification.
  6. The password will be sent to the registered mobile number.
  7. Feed the password sent to you via SMS into the login screen along with your email address.
  8. After successfully logging in, you can start filling in the CEED Application form. You will also be provided with an application number.

Step 2- Payment of CEED Application Fee

  • Candidates are required to submit CEED Application Form through its official website.
  • Application form will be accepted only if the requiste fee payment is made.
  • CEED application fee would have to be paid online only. 
  • Options such as Credit Card, Debit Card and Net Banking will be available for fee payment by the candidate.
  • The application fee is a non-refundable amount and varies for different candidates.

Given below is the detailed break-up of CEED application fee:

CategoryCEED Registration Fee
Women CandidatesINR 1100
SC/ST/PwD CandidatesINR 1100
All Other candidatesINR 2200
Foreign NationalsINR 2200

Steps to pay CEED Registration Fee

Provided below are the steps the candidate must follow for fee payment –

  1. Verify the details filled carefully.
  2. Click on ‘Pay Fee and Submit’ button to be redirected to Bill Desk for application fee payment.
  3. The fee payment can be done using Internet banking, Credit card or Debit card through Bill Desk.
  4. If paying through Credit Card, enter the card number and PIN to carry out the payment.
  5. If paying through Debit Card, enter the card number and CVV number for payment.
  6. For Internet Banking, enter the account number and OTP received on the registered mobile number.

After the payment is received, the candidates are redirected to a confirmation page. The details about the same is given below:

  • Once the payment is successfully completed, you will get a confirmation page.
  • Save this confirmation for future reference.
  • Download a pdf copy of the application form after fee payment.

Step 3- Fill CEED Application Form

Once the candidate has completed the CEED 2018 Registration, he will be provided with an application number. He can then start the process of filling CEED application form. Given below are the steps that the candidate is advised to follow for filling the CEED 2018 application form:

  1. Login with the registered email id and password received.
  2. Furnish the personal details such as Candidate’s Name, Gender, Nationality, Date of Birth, Father’s Name etc.
  3. Enter the academic details in the required fields.
  4. Enter the communication details mentioning the e-mail ID, mobile number (mentioned during registration), address etc. in the CEED Application form.
  5. Next, choose three examination cities in the order of preference. If first city is unavailable, the next choice will be allocated to the candidate.

Step 4- Upload Documents

Verify all the details carefully before submission of CEED Application Form. Candidates are then required to upload the scanned images of the photograph, signature and other necessary additional documents. The steps to upload the documents is given below:

  1. Now, upload your photograph, signature and required certificates.
  2. Click on the link or blank area on CEED Application Form to upload the photograph.
  3. Browse the photograph and click on Upload.
  4. Repeat the same steps for the signature and other supporting documents.
  5. The file name must be according to the documents and the mentioned format.


  • Review the form carefully before paying the fee as no changes are allowed after fee payment.
  • And click on “Pay fee and final submit” to pay the fee and submit the final CEED 2018 Application form.

CEED Application Form FAQs

Ques. What is the mode of payment of application fee for CEED 2018?

Ans. Application Fee (non-refundable) is INR 2200 for Men General/OBC category Applicants, INR 1100 for SC/ST/PwD candidates and all women candidates. The fees can be paid only through Internet banking, Credit card or Debit card.

Ques. Do I need to paste photograph and put signature on my application?

Ans. No. Since the application would be submitted online, you need to upload photograph and signature in JPG format as instructed in online application process. 

Ques. Do I need to post my application and attachments?

Ans. No. Do not send the printed copy of your application and enclosures. Candidates have to upload scanned copies of additional supporting documents in PDF format (degree certificates /marksheets / category certificates / PwD certificates, and experience certificate in the case of candidates with GD Arts qualification), if the candidate has more than one experience certificate, scan all of them and create a single pdf file and then upload.

Ques. After submission of application, am I permitted to change my Examination City?

Ans. Requests for change of Examination City may be permitted if a request with a valid reason for the same is received in the office of the Chairperson, CEED 2018, along with a Demand Draft of INR 500/- drawn in favour of “Registrar”, on any Nationalized Bank, payable at Mumbai. The decision of the Chairperson, CEED, in this regard will be final.

Ques. How to retrieve Registration/Application Number?

Ans. Candidates receive the application number during CEED Registration. Candidates must follow the steps given below to retrieve the application number if lost:

  1. Check the e-mail ID entered during registration for CEED Application Process.
  2. Login to the official website with the registered email id and password. 

Ques. How to retrieve the set password?

Ans. In case a candidate forgets the password or loses the password to login as a registered user, he must follow the steps mentioned below:

  1. Click on the “Forgot password” link.
  2. Enter the details (e-mail ID and mobile number) entered during registration.
  3. You may receive the password on your e-mail ID or mobile.

Ques. How to retrieve the email address?

Ans. If you forget the email address, first try to enter other email addresses you may have. As a last resort, you can send an email to CEED office at with the following information:

  • Your full name
  • Date of Birth
  • Registered Mobile Number

Ques. Is there any form correction facility for CEED?

Ans. Unfortunately, there is no such provision as the application process is online. We suggest you to carefully fill details in CEED Application Form.

Ques. How can I check the status of my application?

Ans. To check the status of your application, you are required to login using email id and password. It will display the final status (approved/ not approved) for your filled application form.



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1 Comment
Shubha HV

I am trying to write CEED 2017 exam but the online link for registeration and application forms are not to be found. Please guide me for this process. The dates announced says they are already open but I am not able to find it anywhere. Please help! Regards, Shubha HV

06 Mar, 2017 12:00

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