March 01, 2011

CEED Selection Process

This post is a reply to comment by Tarun and also as a followup of comment from Indrajeet



Graphical overview of CEED Selection Process.

After appearing for CEED, a candidate has to pass through three 'screens', in order to get admitted to a design course. In the above image a general overview of the process is presented, and it varies a bit from school to school. The 'screens' are:

Screen 1 : CEED Score Screening The school receives a large number of applications. These are arranged in ascending order of their CEED score (and also, GATE scores for IISc and IIT-K) From this, top 300* are invited for appearing for Design Aptitude Test (DAT).
* Note : 300 is taken as an arbitrary number

Screen 2 : Design Aptitude Test Screening  The top candidates may have topped CEED, but this does not necessarily indicate their inclination for the specific course, that the school is offering. Design Aptitude Test is designed for sorting the candidates based on their 'fitness' for the given course. I have presented a few tips for you to prepare for DAT here

Screen 3 : Interviews The DAT scores are again arranged based on some cut-off criteria for passing. Any candidate scoring above this cut-off is invited to appear for the interviews. This cut-off number varies each year based on the aggregate score of the candidates and the seats available.Out of the 300* students that have appeared for DAT, some 30* appear for interviews. You can present your portfolio during the interviews. Some tips on preparing for interviews can be found here and for making a portfolio here
* Note : 300 and 30 are taken as arbitrary numbers

The candidates that make it through the interview are selected for the course.

An important note : Many of the institutes, including IISc, invite the application forms even before the CEED results are out, so please keep checking the websites of the institutes you are interested in.

Best of luck :)

146 comments:

Ashish Khare said...

Thanks man .... that was pretty informative
Are there any good institutes other than IITs n IISCs which give admission on the basis of CEED score ?

Prasanna Gadkari (M.Des in Product Design from I.I.Sc. ) said...
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Ashish Khare said...

I checked out IISc site right now. It says the last date for submission of applications for M.Des is 21st March. The results are coming out on 25th.
n I'm not sure of the score I'll be getting in CEED :(
What if I apply n then don't get a nice score.
Is the application fee refundable or something. :P


Do you have any of your frnds there at IISc who got admission through GATE ?
can I get a rough idea of what GATE score might get me to DAT.
GATE results will be out by 15th March so maybe I can apply on the basis of my GATE score.

Prasanna Gadkari (M.Des in Product Design from I.I.Sc. ) said...

Hello Ashish,
I just checked with some people at IISc. Though the cut-offs scores are confidential, the guy with least GATE score to get selected for MDes course was having a AIR of above 310.

As usual, the cut-offs vary a great deal each year. So just apply everywhere you feel like. The money is not really refundable, just consider it a fun hang out at pizza hut :P

Besides that, in the application form you just have to fill in your CEED seat number, IISc will take care of the rest! Just relax and apply :)

Best of luck

arunima said...

oh last date is 21st?? ie today ! thought the application procedures will begin only aftr the results are out.. :/

biswanil said...

Hi Prasanna,
Do you know any good institutes in india for M.Des in Animation design other than IITB.

Prasanna Gadkari (M.Des in Product Design from I.I.Sc. ) said...

Hello Biswanil,

Apart from IDC (IIT-B), for animation, you can try for National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad. Also few none premier institutes like MAEER's MIT Institute of Design (Pune), Srishti School of Design (Bangalore), The Whistling Woods International Institute for Film, Television & Media Arts (Mumbai), etc offer courses in design

Hope it helps.

Best of luck :)

Ashish Khare said...

@Biswanil n Prasanna - I think JJ school of arts is also pretty good for animation .... don't know much but it has big names like associated with it like Mukesh Singh etc.

Ashish Khare said...

and Thanks a ton Prasanna for for suggesting me to fill up my GATE as well as CEED score. I did not qualify for CEED but I am shortlisted for the DAT through my GATE score.

So I'll catch u at the IISc campus when I come for DAT.

I also made it into the 2nd pahse (studio test) of NID but unfortunately m not able to attend it because of my Semester exams.

Dharun said...

hey thanx for ur reply............!! My main question is I m from a Textile Design background and i want to switch to animation. So how much percentage they expect me to present my portfolio in the applied discipline. Since i have a nice textile portfolio which do include some good drawing/sketches. N for the exam should I refer to some CAT sylabus............??

Prasanna Gadkari (M.Des in Product Design from I.I.Sc. ) said...

Hello Ashish ,

Thats a great news!! CONGRATULATIONS!!

Sorry to hear about your exams clashing with the studio test.

I also wish we'd meet but i am no longer on IISc campus. I left it a while back and i work currently for L&T in Mumbai.

Best of luck for DAT

Plz let me know the progress.

Prasanna Gadkari (M.Des in Product Design from I.I.Sc. ) said...

Hello Dharun,

You will find some tips on making the portfolio here

Since you already have a nice textile design portfolio, I strongly suggest showing it. Also, you may want to add a few concept design work. Like, since you are aspiring for animation, maybe a few character sketches or a short animation would be really useful.

No need to refer to the CAT syllabus. It’s not related to that extent! a few basic aptitude questions are sufficient. Even no need to prepare for that.

Let me know if you need anything more.

Best of luck for you career in animation.

Ashish Khare said...

Thanks Prasnna

Plz tell me what other things I should be taking with my Portfolio like Resume or other documents, certificates etc ??

Prasanna Gadkari (M.Des in Product Design from I.I.Sc. ) said...

Hello Ashish,

While appearing for entrance interview be sure to carry any supporting documents that may include certificates, appreciation letter and award certificates for competitions you might have participated in. Just keep in mind that you are trying to help the interview panel decide how good you at what you have applied for, so carrying your Karate Black Belt certificate is not necessary, unless the course you have applied to involves breaking bricks! (plz let me know of such courses too) Portfolio is exactly one such document, rest is what all you want to carry with you.

Ashish Khare said...

What about Resume ?

Prasanna Gadkari (M.Des in Product Design from I.I.Sc. ) said...

Hello Ashish,
You might have already filled in the application form, so resume is not really needed. You can carry it for the peace of mind. (likewise you can carry many other things for peace of mind, like coloured pencils, mini-drafter, ink-eraser, autographed photograph of Bipasha Basu, etc. :P)

JO! said...

hey prasanna,
i have cleard both NID and CEED first round and my CEED rank is 130. I was unable to apply for iisc bangalore because the last dates had long passed. apart from NID, i have applied to the other iits as i wish to pursue automobile design in either NID or IDC. Id like to know how exactly the other institutes (kanpur, guwahati and delhi iits) fare with respect to IDC and NID with respect to industrial design.
thank you.

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Dharun said...

Hey thanx for ur suggestions on preparing for DAT and its been a very useful blog for the CEED aspirants/qualifiers..i have few general questions like....IDC has a further shortlist criteria on basis of admission forms after the CEED score which results will out on 6th may. What is dat suppose to be...does dat mean dat not all CEED qualifiers are eligible for the DAT exam n interview at IDC. And secondly according to websites they say dat they have 50 seats for each branch but on their alumi list they have only 10 to 15 students in each branch..!!(I mean how many seats are ther exactly for each branch!!)

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Prasanna Gadkari (M.Des in Product Design from I.I.Sc. ) said...

Hi Dharun,
I think you have interpreted correctly. Not all CEED qualifiers are eligible for DAT. This is because their score was lesser than the cut off scores required qualifying for DAT.

The number of seats have increased in recent years, that’s why the discrepancy.

Prasanna Gadkari (M.Des in Product Design from I.I.Sc. ) said...

Hi JO!

It’s difficult to compare the institutes. All design institutes are best in their philosophies. The best way is to look up their syllabus and try to find out whether it is in best alignment with what you want to do.

Best of luck

Charu said...

Hi Prasanna,

Have followed your blog. I am a BE with Elex and Tc and working with Chip Designer Qualcomm [resently . I m in industry form past 3 years. I apperared in CEED this year. What it is about GATE. I did not qualify GATE and don't look like I will be able to now. What do you think ar emy chances. I came to knowa bout Mdes in Digital Experience through CEED. Can you throw some light on it . Thanks

Charu

Prasanna Gadkari (M.Des in Product Design from I.I.Sc. ) said...

Hello Charu,
Master in User Interaction is sometimes referred to as Digital Experience. You can find a lot of information over this on here

pradeep said...

hiii prasanna....
im doing btech mechanical right now,im good at cad and other stuff of professional designing....but i haveheard that having knowledze in animation and ps...iz also necessary to crack ceed and those things are also necessary to do mdes industrial design at idc.........i have ZERO knowledze in ps and im not intrested at all in animation...am i suitable for mdes industrial design?? piz temme.........

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Prasanna Gadkari (M.Des in Product Design from I.I.Sc. ) said...

Hello Pradeep,
As far as cracking CEED goes, you can analyse papers from last year and see that knowledge of photoshop or lack of it will not affect your performance too much. I cannot comment specifically about IDC, but i know many people who didnt have knowledge of photoshop and animation prior to their admission for MDes.

Anand said...

Hello Prasanna,

Your blog helped me a lot during CEED-2012. I want to know that after the CEED scores get announced on March 20th, 2012, if a student is shortlisted, can he apply to multiple design desciplines in a single IIT or not? (e.g. ID and MD in IDC).

Prasanna Gadkari (M.Des in Product Design from I.I.Sc. ) said...

Hello Anand,
Generally the admission forms of IITs have option to apply for multiple courses. These things keep changing so its worth verifying this. Secondly, you might be asked in the interview that which is the course you are more inclined towards, hence prepare to answer this too. Also, sometimes there are different DATs (Design aptitude tests) for different courses, but again, I don’t know the scenario this year.
Best of luck.

Anand Sangani said...

Hey prasanna,

Here is a question again: I am currently in 8th Semester of my B.E. (CSE) and I have not given the GATE, but I have qualified through CEED. So can I apply to IISc and IIT-K for the M.Des. programmes? Do they reqquire GATE score for admission who have Bachelors Degree in Engineering?

Prasanna Gadkari (M.Des in Product Design from I.I.Sc. ) said...

Hello Anand,
IIT-K and IISc applicants can apply based on GATE or CEED scores. You must have a valid score in any one of these to apply. Since you have qualified through CEED, you can apply to these institutes and other IITs for MDes course :)
Best of luck

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beyond senses said...

sir i have my rank 719 in ceed.....not qualified....am i eligible to fill the applications of iitdelhi or iiitdm as.....there percentile requirement is above 75 which i have...
also i saw many candidates with rank 300-400 but not qualified in ceed.are they not eligible to apply any where as they didn't qualified but satisfy the percentile demand of any institute.?

Prasanna Gadkari (M.Des in Product Design from I.I.Sc. ) said...

Hello Beyond Senses,
As IIIT D&M page states here They require a valid CEED score. I think it means CEED qualified candidates only can apply. Yeah sometimes, the rank itself does not guarantee if you have qualified or not. Still if you are in doubt I recommend you can get in touch with the institute and ask them if its alright to apply.

LOU said...

Hi Prasanna

In India what is the scope of doing Masters in product design ? What skill should I be good at to make a good career in this particular field ?

LOU

koztov said...

Hello Prasanna Da,

I would like to know the approx. minimum GATE score (Computer Science) that can produce some hope in getting selected for interviews in IISc Bangalore & IIT Kanpur for M.Des. Please help !

Prasanna Gadkari (M.Des in Product Design from I.I.Sc. ) said...

Hello Koztov,
The cut-offs for the exams vary a great deal each year, based on the number of applicants, their scores and the institute's decision about cut-offs. Hence it is difficult to predict the cut-offs, even if you knew the cut-offs of last 10 years :(
Therefore, i suggest, that you apply to institute that you wish for, regardless of your score, as long as you have qualified in GATE or CEED

3vik -BOSS said...

hello Mr.Prasanna,

i am preaparing for CEED-13,can u pls throw sum light on how to prepare for the exam, is it required that i go to any coaching classes??
and can i apply for M.Des prog with a Valid gate score from electrical branch??

pls help me and i must say ur doin a gr8 job helping ppl kno more about M.Des ...thanks for that :)

Prasanna Gadkari (M.Des in Product Design from I.I.Sc. ) said...

Hello,
I have written a few tips on preparing for CEED here I dont feel its necessary to go to any classes, based on my own experience and that of many people i met.
You can apply to IISc and IIT-K MDes program with GATE score in any branch
Apart from that, if you need any more help plz feel free to comment :)
Enjoy!

3vik -BOSS said...

hey,
Thank you very much for the info...i have started preparing for CEED-13 by practicing rough sketches and solving prev years question papers...and meanwhile i am eager to learn some softwares that would aid me in 'product designing' or 'user interface' courses, so that i get to present a good portfolio...i am already working on pencil-drawn sketches....i think digital format would be an added advantage...and i am pretty good at Adobe photoshop,any other software that you would recommend??

Prasanna Gadkari (M.Des in Product Design from I.I.Sc. ) said...

Hello,
Good you are sketching and practicing :)
I really don’t feel that software skills are that necessary. Similarly, digital portfolio need not hold any more advantages than one made by hand. They see your thinking and your ability to solve problems. For the institutes your software skills are not very important. If you have an awesome interface, that has no content, the interview committee will not give it any credit! Therefore, I recommend you to develop your thinking through understanding what Is considered to be good product/interface. You may read online articles. Simply google ‘most innovative products’ or ‘best interfaces’ and you will know where to look :)

3vik -BOSS said...

thankq...
i have been searching for CEED guidance for a long tym now....really happy that i found this blog!!!it has everything tat an aspirant needs...!! you are doing an amazing job Mr.Prasanna!! Cheers!! :)

/\m!t Ja!n \/\lum!nus said...

Hi, I want to know about the placement packages offered by the company, after doing product/transportation design course.

3vik -BOSS said...

hi prassana :)

while solving the question papers , i came across one particular question in the making of the comic strip- which asks for ''draw any 3 alternate characters'', can u pls tell what does that mean....i have attached a image file of that question and mailed u....pls go through it when possible...!!!

Prasanna Gadkari (M.Des in Product Design from I.I.Sc. ) said...

Hello Amit,
The packages information is generally confidential and therefore geneally not published. Hence i cannot answer this question

Prasanna Gadkari (M.Des in Product Design from I.I.Sc. ) said...

Hello 3vik,
Will mail u the reply :)

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niranjangodage said...

hi prassana
i want to know the difrrence between sylabus of m des and msc engineering in iisc ,also tell me how many people give ceed every year

Prasanna Gadkari (M.Des in Product Design from I.I.Sc. ) said...

Hello Niranjan,
MDes focuses on design of new products and MSc focuses on research into methodologies
i really dont have any idea how many people appear for ceed each year :(

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a_mit said...

hello prasanna,
can you tell me if iit's are also giving admissions for m.des. through gate score what are my chances to get admission for same through applying ceed 2013. Please also tell me some books for ceed 2013.And also tell me by ceed score can i get admission to ME in design at any college.

Prasanna Gadkari (M.Des in Product Design from I.I.Sc. ) said...

Hello a_mit,
Only IIT-K and IISc consider GATE score for admission to MDes. I dont know if it will change this year or not. The cut offs for GATE also vary a lot each year and its very hard to predict. I have not come across any books for CEED and i am not aware if any college considers CEED score for ME in design.
Best luck

a_mit said...

hi prassanna,
Thanks for the information.please tell me what is the difference between doing post graduate course in IITs & in NID, also please tell what is the procedure to take admission in NID, is it same as like IITs(i.e. through ceed score )

Prasanna Gadkari (M.Des in Product Design from I.I.Sc. ) said...

Hello A-mit
The major difference in courses in NID and IITs is the kind of courses they teach. You can easily compare these by going through their respective websites. NID has an entrance exam of its own and awards a post graduate diploma, while IIT awards a masters degree

Rickey said...

Hello Mr. Prasanna I would like to ask you some queries related to things like opting for the best course both on long term & short term basis as per your experience is concerned

Prasanna Gadkari (M.Des in Product Design from I.I.Sc. ) said...

Hello Rickey... Pls go ahead!

a_mit said...

hi prasanna,
can u tell me where can i get previous year's ceed quistion papers with solutions.

Prasanna Gadkari (M.Des in Product Design from I.I.Sc. ) said...

Hi a_mit,
I have not searched on net regarding this. Plz let me know if you find them
Thanks

SHANKY said...

Hi a_mit,
Can you Please let me know the process of applying for CEED directly for the studio and interview test ? I had already cleared my CEED exam in 2011 and my score card is valid till next year.

Prasanna Gadkari (M.Des in Product Design from I.I.Sc. ) said...

Hello SHANKY,
The forms of various institute will soon be out. You will have to keep a watch on the sites of the institutes you are interested in. Then you will have to fill the forms and wait for the call. You maybe called for DAT and interviews based on your score. Rest of the process is same as above.

Best of luck

akanksha rathore said...

helloe Prasanna,
i cudn't appear 4 my CEED exam this yr due to some resons.can u help me with some oder options available to get into M.Des programme ,if any...i juss dont want to waste dis yr...plzz it"ll b a great help

anushri pandey joshi said...

Hey Prasanna,
This is on behalf of my brother, i was just looking thru his ceed result. And i really don't know if its good or bad!! need help!

-anushri

Riken Patel said...

Hi Prasanna Sir,
I have recently cleared CEED exam. I am new in this field and dont know the admission procedure.
I also want to know that whether i will have to send some portfolio sample while applying into IDC? if yes what should i do for this as i have not prepared portfolio.
(I have got air 38 and interested in visual communication)

jinesh said...

hello prasanna jii,
i have an AIR of 400, is that a good rank for getting admission in IITs ?,
though i,m not qualified in the exam.

Prasanna Gadkari (M.Des in Product Design from I.I.Sc. ) said...

hello anushri pandey joshi ,
Sure would like to help your brother. How much did he score?

Prasanna Gadkari (M.Des in Product Design from I.I.Sc. ) said...

Hello Riken,

First you have to fill the form. Then you will receive DAT and an interview call. You don’t have to show your portfolio any time before the interview and of course, don’t have to mail it either.

There are tips on how to make a graphic design portfolio in this blog. You can go through them

Prasanna Gadkari (M.Des in Product Design from I.I.Sc. ) said...

Hello Jinesh,
If you have an AIR 400 score, i feel you have qualified. Dont judge your score now, you should apply to all the IITs you are eligible for, you might receive a call.

anushri pandey joshi said...

there seem to be two parts to the exam... he has 75.5 for part A and 44 for part B.... his AIR is 437... however i am guessing that like all other design institutes there has to be a minimum qualifying marks for each part.. if so is 44 on part B bad!!??

Prasanna Gadkari (M.Des in Product Design from I.I.Sc. ) said...

hello anushri pandey joshi ,
You are right. There is a qualifying score for every institute, but it varies lot each year. Therefore, i recommend that instead of judging the score to be good or bad yourself, leave it to institutes to decide. I feel, he should try his luck, and hence apply for all the institutes that he is eligible for. There are chances, he might make it!!
Best of luck :)

anushri pandey joshi said...

Thanks Prasanna, you've been a great help... just one last question!! :D .. When you say eligibility you are referring to academic qualifications??..

Prasanna Gadkari (M.Des in Product Design from I.I.Sc. ) said...

Hi,
I am sorry :(
I am sure he must be eligible for all institutes since he cleared the CEED. I wanted to say that he can apply to the institutes he is interested in and find out the eligibility when they declare the cut-offs.
Feel free to ask any more questions you might have :)

anushri pandey joshi said...

wow!!! this probably the most complicated admission process i have ever seen... thanks a ton prasanna... so i will get back to bothering you once the cut offs are out... tc till then...

G.R.I. said...

Hi Prasanna

I appeared for CEED 2013 exam and I got 62.5 whereas the qualifying cut off is 64. Lost by 1.5 marks. Can I get an admission in any other Design school in India? I did not appear for GATE. Can you suggest me a solution?

Ganesh Iyer

Palash Agrawal said...

I appeared for ceed 2013 and my all india rank is 128.
i hear the seats are few and i have very little chance. Can you clear me about the no. of seats??
and also what are my chances for getting into it??

Prasanna Gadkari (M.Des in Product Design from I.I.Sc. ) said...

Hello Palash,
There are about 200 MDes seats all over India
I feel that, instead of judging your own score, you should leave it to IIT people.
You have qualified the CEED, now just apply. There are chances that you might get through, or you may not, but unless you apply, there are 100 percent chances you wont! So just apply :)

Riken Patel said...

Thank You sir!
I also want to know what is basic difference between Interaction design and Visual Communication? I am confused between these two. (I am fresher in this field)

Prasanna Gadkari (M.Des in Product Design from I.I.Sc. ) said...

Hello Riken.
In visual communication you design graphics that the user can only see, while in interaction design, you design graphics which the user can not only see, but also manipulate. There is some overlap. For example, the icon on your PC desktop is a graphic (designed by graphic designer) that you can double click, delete, rename, copy, etc (designed by interaction designer)
Hope i could communicate the difference

Riken Patel said...

Thank You sir!
Now the difference is pretty clear to me.

Riken Patel said...

Dear sir,
Can please mention link related to graphic design portfolio? i have tried but didnt get it in blog.
Thank you!

Prasanna Gadkari (M.Des in Product Design from I.I.Sc. ) said...

Hi,
Actually there is no direct link to graphic design portfolio. but the content is similar to one you might make for Animation design portfolio

Dhanshree Kulkarni said...

hello prasanna sir,

I have got 31 marks in part B of CEED this year, and qualifying marks are 50 for general category. My AIR is 1052. Do you think I should apply for admission because it is written there on my score card that i will be eligible only if ii have a score above 50.

Prasanna Gadkari (M.Des in Product Design from I.I.Sc. ) said...

Hello Dhanshree,
Sorry to tell you this, but I dont think your application will be accepted
You read it correctly. You are not eligible to apply :(
Are you appearing for NID?

ketan khaped said...

hello sir i have got 33 marks in part B of CEED this year, and qualifying marks are 25 for ST category. My AIR is 965.i hear the seats are few and i have very little chance. Can I get an admission in any other IITs?

Prasanna Gadkari (M.Des in Product Design from I.I.Sc. ) said...

Hi Ketan.
This is true , that your score is too low for IDC, but you can try for other IITs and let them decide if its that low

Dhanshree Kulkarni said...

No sir I am not appearing for NID but I am appearing for GATE. Can you please tell me what will be the process for admission through GATE score.

Dhanshree Kulkarni said...

And also please tell me if I can apply in some other colleges which accept CEED score for M.Des.

Prasanna Gadkari (M.Des in Product Design from I.I.Sc. ) said...

Hi Dhanshree,
Only IITs consider CEED score
and procedure for admission through GATE is the same as that for CEED

naveen rawat said...

hey Prasanna,

Can you please tell what all orginal certficates are asked at the time of interview ?

Prasanna Gadkari (M.Des in Product Design from I.I.Sc. ) said...

Hi Naveen,
I am not aware about the matter, but as long as i remember, i was not asked for the original certificates. i feel you should contact the IITB office on what documents to carry

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Prasanna Gadkari (M.Des in Product Design from I.I.Sc. ) said...

Hello Priybrat.

You cannot apply for IIT's or IIITDM. There are some people who have applied despite of not being qualified in CEED. They often get rejection after they fill the form. Also, i feel that you can apply to other places like Srishti design school, MIT, etc. And there are so many ways of persuing career in design without having MDes degree!
Best of luck

Dhanshree Kulkarni said...

Hello Prasanna Sir,

As we discussed earlier that we can apply for M.Des in IIT with GATE score too. I have got 455 GATE score in IN with 752 AIR, so should I apply for M.Des too along with M.Tech? Is there any possibility to get M.Des at this score?

ketan khaped said...

Hi Prasanna,
I was applying online at IITD website,
At one point I was stuck,
At The option of " Department ", I filled "Industial Design","Mechanical","Mechanical Design", Etc., But it wasn't taking it.
Please help me about the same.
Thanks.

Prasanna Gadkari (M.Des in Product Design from I.I.Sc. ) said...

Hello Dhanshree ,
Only IITK and IISc accept GATE score for MDes admissions
I do not know cut offs for GATE so cant tell you. I feel you should apply anyway
Best of luck

Prasanna Gadkari (M.Des in Product Design from I.I.Sc. ) said...

Hello ketan,
I am not aware about this problem, but maybe IITD administration might help you with that. My guess is that, you can only apply to a limited number of departments
Hope it gets solved soon :)

MRIDHUL KALLINGAL said...

i have passed part a and got part b didnt qualify part b and got allindia 558 rank can i apply for colleges based on ceed rank?

Prasanna Gadkari (M.Des in Product Design from I.I.Sc. ) said...

I am sorry Mridhul , but you have not cleared the CEED if you have not cleared Part B, so are not eligible to apply :(

Dhanshree Kulkarni said...

hello Prasanna Sir,

Please tell me something about the design portfolio.

Prasanna Gadkari (M.Des in Product Design from I.I.Sc. ) said...

Hello Dhanshree,
A design portfolio is a document that contains samples of your best work using which you can convince the faculty interviewing you about your skills and potential as a designer. For typical portfolios you can refer to success stories given on the right side of this page

Dhanshree Kulkarni said...

Dear Prasanna Sir,

Please tell me that what kind of questions do they ask in the test before interview at IITs. And what is a studio test.

Prasanna Gadkari (M.Des in Product Design from I.I.Sc. ) said...

Hello Dhanshree,
You can refer to this post for reply to your question. Feel free to ask if you have any other doubt

Rohit Kumar said...

hello sir,
this is Rohit(b.tech)
sir,Art is my passion...hv great interest in fine arts..won over 100 competitions at school and college level...always regret why i chose b.tech as people say that i shud hv been an artist...
nw planning 2 go for BFA..
shud go for CEED(m.des)??
is there any handwork in mdes or all digital???

Prasanna Gadkari (M.Des in Product Design from I.I.Sc. ) said...

Hi Rohit ,
MDes is about design, and not purely about arts. A designer may use any medium including fine arts to communicate. For example, designer wants to solve the problem of AIDS by spreading awareness by use of posters. He can choose to make posters using CORELDraw (digital) or using oil colours on canvas (traditional). Whereas, an artist need not always "solve" problems. They can create something beautiful just for the sake of it! Thats the difference between arts and design.

Hope I answered your doubt

Best of luck

Rohit Kumar said...

Thnx sir for your valuable reply.
So medium can be any(including handwork)...so will there be an edge over others for someone like me(good at art)...?
I hv designed magazine cover pages of few colleges too..shud I send u on fb...pls suggest the further mdes line related to it.

Rohit Kumar said...

Thnx sir for your valuable reply.
So medium can be any(including handwork)...so will there be an edge over others for someone like me(good at art)...?
I hv designed magazine cover pages of few colleges too..shud I send u on fb...pls suggest the further mdes line related to it.

Prasanna Gadkari (M.Des in Product Design from I.I.Sc. ) said...

Hi Rohit,

I think Visual Communication would be perfect choice for you

An ideal portfolio consists of the following :
1. few sketches presenting some idea
2. couple of posters about some public issue
3. Few logo designs, right from the concept sketches to final work
4. some nice packaging design concept
5. Optionally a few ads for print

You can put your magazine covers in it too. I dont feel its needed to show it to me, since its already some work you have done and wont be able to change anyway. But you can mail me a PDF on my gmail id. pg2005.pg@gmail.com

Rohit Kumar said...

Is there more handwork in VC??and what comes under it..??

Karan Singh said...

sir is there and colleg ein the USA that considers the CEED rank ...
my friend told me that there are colleges that take admissions on the basis of the CEED rank

Prasanna Gadkari (M.Des in Product Design from I.I.Sc. ) said...

I am not aware about this. Maybe your friend might help you with whereabouts of such colleges :)

Raj Shekar said...

if i qualify for ceed exam , i mean if the rank is below 300(AIR) & if i am just qualified in GATE , will it reflect on my admission process of ceed. please let me know the exact procedure of admission through ceed. am confused with this things.

Prasanna Gadkari (M.Des in Product Design from I.I.Sc. ) said...

Hello Raj Shekar,
IITs or IISc has never given out the cut-offs so maybe you have a great chance even if your CEED rank is below 300. GATE score is valid only for IISc and IITK. It is not know if they consider any percentage of these scores or whether they just treat them as a cut-off.
Apart from this, your best bet is to just apply regardless of this.
Best of luck

Raj Shekar said...

so finally how many seats are going to fill after interviews through all this process.. As you have stated that there are 300 seats and through ceed,dat & interview only 30 seats are going to fill .. and one more thing if the ceed rank is 300(AIR) and below .. will the seat be confirmed or may rejected in interview..

Prasanna Gadkari (M.Des in Product Design from I.I.Sc. ) said...

Actually the 30 and 300 are numbers taken for reference. More realistically there are about 20 seats for each branch at IDC. Its not know whats the cutoff and selection depends on DAT and the interviews, so its not possible to tell if CEED rank 300 is enough or not

ABHISHEK KUMAR said...

Hi Prassana..I will be writing Gate-2014 in Computer Science.I want to know How is the scope, payscale,work pressure for M.Des freshers.Is it a good specialization to pursue in the long run?

Prasanna Gadkari (M.Des in Product Design from I.I.Sc. ) said...

Hi Abhishek,
In my opinion, MTech and MDes can only e compared on basis of what is your interest. I know people from both fields who are paid quite well and have awesome careers, but i believe that it is because those guys chose the fields they really love working in. So i suggest you to do some introspection and give your best shot at what you would like to do for next few years :)

RashBab said...

Hi Prasanna,
I have applied for CEED this year. I need your help in understanding which course to select - Communication or Interaction design.

I did get a basic idea on how they are different. But, still in doubt.

I have done BE and have experience into web and graphics design. I design websites, logo, branding, posters, anime characters etc. My hobby is sketching and painting and would like to stick to the creative field.

Please suggest the best suitable design course offered by IDC.

Thanks

sampada said...

hi prasanna,
I have a doubt and i hope u will help resolve it.while solving the exam due to the lack of time i couldnt mark part B questions as solved on online paper system.but i have solved paper B.if i scrap through cut off of paper A,will the examiners consider my paper B section for evaluation?or will it be rejected for not marking on online system?
waiting for reply!
regards
rujuta

Prasanna Gadkari (M.Des in Product Design from I.I.Sc. ) said...

Hi RashBab,
You can try out this small quiz :)
It may give you the answer

Prasanna Gadkari (M.Des in Product Design from I.I.Sc. ) said...

Hi Sampada,
Even if you have not marked your Part B question on the online system, it will be evaluated, to the best of my knowledge. This is because, its physical copy is present and it will be forwarded to the concerned examiner. So dont worry :)

Nitin Nandi said...

Hii prasanna,

(Sorry to post doubts on two different discussions but thought this one is the latest thread to get a response)
Happy new year first of all.
I qualified for ceed with rank 212
My marks in part b is 34/100.
Idc has kept their cutoff 50+ for gen catg n so I can only apply to the self sponsered catgry.
Looking at the first experience from idc, I feel the cutoffs for other institutes will also be this high and I won't make it to the applications even :(
Do you have any idea or experience to share in this regard?
I am b.tech n think I can apply to kanpur, Bangalore n Delhi.
Though again I dont think the rank can help for any sort as seats are too less.
Shall I wait and start preparation for portfolio or plan for next year?

Regards,
Nitin

Nitin Nandi said...

And yes, I have a qualified score. Still as per rank n seats available ratio.. I raise my doubts.

T K M said...

Hi Nitin,

I am Mukesh. I have the same Ceed score and rank as yours, 34 and 212. Do you know how is it possible?

Prasanna Gadkari (M.Des in Product Design from I.I.Sc. ) said...

Hi Nitin,
If 2 candidates score the exact same score why would they have different ranks?
IDC has published a new brochure, according to which you are eligible at 34 :)

Nitin Nandi said...

Hey prassana,
Thanks to you that I reachecked.
Though its 'more than 34' now. Mine is dot 34 . :P
That means m not eligible I guess. Right?

Prasanna Gadkari (M.Des in Product Design from I.I.Sc. ) said...

Yes Nitin! Doesn't it feel wonderful :)

Nitin Nandi said...

Hahaha.
I m in a state of confusion between the 'war of words'. ^_^
'More than 34' is 34.5. :/
Are you saying am not eligible or eligible?
Sorry to see poke you this bad for past 30mins. :)

Prasanna Gadkari (M.Des in Product Design from I.I.Sc. ) said...

Dude Nitin, Stop worrying, and download that damn form and burn the night filling it :D

Nitin Nandi said...

He he he.
Thank you prasanna. :)
This blog is very helpful and I will share my exp with my juniors to follow it. :)

Regards,
Nitin

Prasam Pal said...

Hey, Mr.Gadkari,... this year I appeard 4 CEED (without ny prep)..and scored a 31 (AIR-303)..do you think I can apply for any D-schools (especially IDC)???

Prasanna Gadkari (M.Des in Product Design from I.I.Sc. ) said...

Hello Prasam
I dont think it will be wise to apply for IDC, but you can apply to other IITs and IISc
leave it to them to decide whether you are good enough for them or not!

Nitin Nandi said...

Just a question,

Has anyone received their respective rank cards as of yet?
I am still waiting for mine and last date to apply is 27th. If I can't post my form by Monday..it won't reach by 27th.
Feeling screwed. :P

Chetan Yadav said...

No one has received yet! Wait till Monday, else send the print of online result.

ashutosh said...

Hello Prasanna,
I got 31, 303 rank..should i apply for IDC & IISc & if my portfolio is good then what are my chances to get it in to an IIT..Please help me about this.

Thanks

Prasanna Gadkari (M.Des in Product Design from I.I.Sc. ) said...

Hi ashutosh,
If your portfolio is exceptional you have good chances of getting selected in IDC
Best of luck!

ashutosh said...

Thanks Prasanna..& do u have any idea when the other IITs will declare their cutoffs..

Prasanna Gadkari (M.Des in Product Design from I.I.Sc. ) said...

Hi ashutosh,
I dont think other IITs will have a cut-offs
But cant tell really! Lets hope you clear them :)

Arjun Agnihotri said...

Sir, what are the ranking of institutes through CEED , like iisc comes first of iit's.....?? whether there are some other good institutes where CEED ranking is considered?

aditya said...

prasanna sir, how important is the scorecard of CEED, because i have not recieved it till now.
Whether, I should apply for duplicate one or not????? plss ...reply....

Prasanna Gadkari (M.Des in Product Design from I.I.Sc. ) said...

Hi Aditya,
Score card is pretty imp document. Its required to be submitted in the original at the time of admission

Nitin Nandi said...

Hii prasanna..
The final phase of the portfolio is going on ... so just thought to ask u...
U mentioned on one of the page that the portfolio should be small ...of max 15 pages. I have 4projects to show... that too in interaction design ...
And then my previous works as well. Don't u think 15 pages will be like a rush?

Prasanna Gadkari (M.Des in Product Design from I.I.Sc. ) said...

hi Nitin ,
15 pages is a very rough term. its like saying "you need two tea spoon of sugar in a cup of tea". It all depends upon the work you are showing and what you are planning tell about them. If you feel confident about what you are doing, i am sure this might be a good idea.

Is 15 pages a rush? Not really. But again it depdns at the time you have and the amount of work you need to squeeze in those pages

All the best :)

ashutosh said...

Hi Prasanna,
I got selected for interview round, thanks for your previous feedback..Could you please guide me for the later stages of written test & interview, as how should I prepare for this stage & what will be the key points?
Thanks

shweta goyal said...

may i know which institute takes GATE score for M.des ?and does anybody have rough idea of that cut off.

minu said...

I got through in iisc m des. your blog really helped.
was shortlisted through my gate score 892(AR) Any body who needs help with GATE architecture study materials or preparation there is a blog with notes i made during my preparation http://gateprep-architecture.blogspot.in/
. everybody who is shortlisted has to go through DAT and Interview. There were 106 people present for the DAT and interview. DAT part A was from 9: 30 am to 10: 45 am and Part B was from 10:45 to 12:00pm. Part A has some ceed part a like questions (missing pattern etc.) Then there were about 11 problems from which we had to answer 5. There were questions from kinematics, probability, electric circuits, torque, motor, fluid mechanics, to draw BM and SF diagram of beams etc). Part B had CEED part B like questions plus some questions on latest technology like google glasses, 4G, new phone/car models etc.
Interview panel was quite friendly.Initiallly they asked me why i am changing my stream. They asked me basic questions about architecture which i think i answered well. then they asked me to name 3 badly designed products with reasoning, one well designed product...The low point in the interview was when they asked me about the cpdm department. i said they offered b des which they did not offer. I was asked to provide a solution for improving the design of the professors eyeglasses, he did not like the process of changing lenses etc..i tried to come up with solutions for all questions. they just went through my portfolio..no questions asked... overall was a good experience...

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