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CEED entrance exam online coaching

Ceed is a premium design entrance exam for admission into premier design institutes like IIT Bombay, IIT Guwahati, IIT Hyderabad, IITDM Delhi, and many more for postgraduate courses like M.Des and Ph.D. 

Students from all types of streams appear for Ceed to fulfill their dream of becoming a designer. The exam is known to test students’ knowledge in various areas like drawing and design foundation, 3D design, material handling, and many more. Through Silica’s online Ceed coaching you’ll be able to ace your exams as done previously by our talented students. 

People who have a natural incline for design and creativity should most definitely give this exam a try. Right-time allocation is one of the most important criteria when considering the Ceed exam and Silica is here to help you delve deep into this journey. We scientifically check each student’s attitude and passion to help them be firm about their career choice. We handheld each student in their exam preparation through our skilled and experienced mentors. With Silica’s online coaching, you can be sure to get the best value for your money!

Eligibility for Ceed:

Candidates having a degree/ diploma/postgraduate degree are eligible to appear for Ceed. 55% marks are required to be obtained in the relevant qualifying exam.

As no age limit exists, the candidate can appear for Ceed multiple times. 

Pattern for Ceed 2023 entrance exam (200 marks):

Part-A Total Marks Part-B Total Marks 
Numerical Answer Type (NAT) – 8Q 24 Designing, Drawing and Sketching based 5Q 100
Multiple Select Question (MSQ)- 10Q 30    
Multiple Choice Question (MCQ)- 23Q 46    
Total marks 100   100

In Part A questions about visual and spatial ability, environmental and social awareness, analytical and logical reasoning, language, observation and design sensitivity of the candidate will get tested as specified on the official website of ceed.

Similarly in Part B, the design, drawing, and writing skills of the candidate will get tested. The medium through which the exam will get conducted is computer-based and the answers are to be implemented in the answer booklet.

Weightage mentioned:

Part A- 25%

Part B- 75%

In Ceed’s most recent paper questions could be seen divided among various topics of Sketching, Creativity, Visual Sensitivity, and Form Sensitivity.

Different phases under CEED 2023:

Phase 1 (November): CEED written exam 

Phase 2 (March): Written Application to IITs/IISCs

Phase 3 (April): Written test, Interview, and Studio Test at IIT/IISC

Our institute provides various entrance exam coaching options for Ceed’s entrance exam. Read on to know more.


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15 / 45 / 90 days crash course for 2022 attempt

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Online Study Kit Throughout Course

CEED Coaching 2023 / 2024 Attempt

SILICA is a Guide, not just a Coaching class! SILICA will help you at every stage of your architecture journey.

1. Before you Start

We scientifically check your Aptitude & Passion for Architecture.

2. Ace Coaching

with Top Faculties, Online App, Study Books, Weekly Tests.

3. After Your Course

Personal Guidance for admission and college decisions.

1. Before you Start

We scientifically check your Aptitude & Passion for Architecture.

2. Ace Coaching

with Top Faculties, Online App, Study Books, Weekly Tests.

3. After Your Course

Personal Guidance for admission and college decisions.

Modules covered under Silica’s Ceed online coaching program:

  1. Drawing and design foundation
  2. Our CEED preparation will help you
  3. 3D Design and material handling
  4. Observation and perception
  5. Environmental awareness
  6. And many more..

Silica’s Ceed online coaching program:

Silica’s Ceed online coaching

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Suitable for 

2nd year or above graduating students

2nd year or above graduating students

2nd year or above graduating students

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Advantages of availing Silica’s CEED online coaching program:

1. Live classroom advantage
Through Silica’s ceed online coaching lectures, you can quickly clear all your concerned doubts by directly communicating them to our professors. Through our live classrooms, you can easily watch any video at the place of your convenience along with several other batchmates. 

2. LMS Advantage

Avail the LMS Advantage and get access to our online portal. Through our portal, you can quickly check your knowledge by appearing for various online tests and assignments. Test yourself through various quizzes and become closer to cracking your ceed exam. By appearing for various tests you will get better prepared to appear for various analytical and logical reasoning questions. 

3. Save your time

Silica’s ceed online coaching lectures will help you save your time traveling through which you can help devote more time to studying and other personal activities. Save your time practicing the concepts of design thinking and problem-solving shown in the online videos and improve your skills in the comfort of your home. Instead of wasting your time watching several useless videos avail use of our ceed preparation online videos and become exam-ready today!

4. Save your money

Save on the unnecessary cost to commute, food, clothing, and other expenses by studying in the comfort of your home through our ceed preparation online videos. Attending an offline coaching class can prove quite expensive but with the use of our ceed preparation online tutorials, you can easily improve your exam score by delving deep into the information about a particular topic.

5. Highly customizable

We provide a range of options for our ceed online coaching course by letting you select from a range of options like 15 days, 30 days, and 45 days. Select from a batch that would easily fit your schedule. Our ceed online coaching videos can be easily viewed at the time and place of your convenience. If you think cracking the NID entrance exam in 15 days is impossible, we’ll make you believe through our experienced and talented mentors. Be it a time frame of 15 days, 30 days, or 45 days, our ceed online coaching videos will help in improving your observation and design sensitivity skills.

6. Better communication

Facilitate better communication through our ceed preparation online videos by communicating your math or design-related doubts directly to one of our mentors. If you’re somebody who doesn’t like confronting people directly and would rather study at your own pace, our online coaching videos can be the perfect match for you! Re-watch our videos multiple times and prepare your doubts in advance for your next live session. Silica’s live lectures are here until you get to the bottom of your design-related query.

7. Mentor-guided approach

Our mentors will help you throughout your journey by helping you clear any doubts regarding your assignments and other design-related doubts. Our videos will cover all content ranging from the spatial ability to environmental awareness. To begin with, you can even talk to one of our agents and get a clear vision of the journey you are going to venture upon or clear any doubts regarding our ceed preparation online program. Our tutorials are expertly crafted to cover all the concepts relating to your uceed exam syllabus.

8. Wide variety of resources

Our uceed preparation through online lectures will provide you with a wide variety of resources for your preparation. This will include access to information regarding the registration dates, admission handbook, sample exam papers, real exam papers, and many more. All the resources mentioned above can be accessed on our website.

9. Skill enhancement

Enhance your skills on various topics like transformation and manipulation of objects, environmental and social awareness, design thinking, and problem-solving through our ceed online coaching videos. Develop the ability to portray out-of-box ideas and improve your designing skills by learning different techniques for composition, proportion, and shading.

10. Necessary groundwork

Our ceed preparation through live online lectures will help you with the necessary groundwork required for solving all the numerical and multiple-choice questions. Get expert advice on your work through Silica’s online coaching program which would be useful even after the completion of your program.

Important dates relating to CEED 2023:

  1. Start date for online registration – 30th September 2022
  2. Last date for online registration with a regular fee- 9th November 2022
  3. Last date for online registration with a late fee – 16th November 2022
  4. Admit card download- January 13, 2023
  5. Exam date – 22nd January 2023
  6. Exam timing – 9.00 am to 10.00 am (Part 1) & 10.00 am to 12.00 noon (Part 2)

More details:

Official link for uceed registration: 


Previous Years CEED Sample papers:


Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is CEED?

CEED is Common Entrance Exam for Design conducted by IIT Bombay. CEED is the entrance exam for admission to Master of Design (MDes) programs at IISc Bangalore, IIT Bombay, IIT Delhi, IIT Guwahati, IIT Hyderabad, IIT Kanpur and IIITDM Jabalpur.

CEED scores as also accepted for admission to MDes programs by Other Design Institutes as follows:

  1. Central Institute of Technology, Kokrajhar
  2. Lovely Professional University, Phagwara, Punjab
  3. Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology, Bengaluru
  4. University of Petroleum and Energy Studies, Dehradun
  5. Jain (Deemed to be University), Bangalore
  6. World University of Design, Delhi NCR
  7. Department Of Design, Shiv Nadar University, UP
  8. ISDI School Of Design & Animation, Mumbai
  9. Vishwakarma University, Pune
  10. School of Planning & Architecture, Bhopal
2. What is the eligibility to appear for CEED exam and for MDes admission at IITs? What is the qualifying score for CEED 2021?
The eligibility criteria to appear for CEED exam is as follows:

    1. Educational Qualification: Candidates must have completed or appearing by July 2021 for –
      1. a degree / diploma / post graduate degree programme of minimum 3 years (after 10+2 level), or
      2. must have passed the GD Arts diploma programme (10+5 level)

Note: Eligibility criteria for MDes admission to various institutes may differ from the eligibility criteria for appearing for CEED. The criteria for each IIT institute is given in the table below.

CEED 2020 Qualifying marks as per various categories are as follows :

Part A Qualifying marks 38 34.2 19 19
Qualifying CEED score 30 27 15 15
3. What is the pattern of the CEED entrance exam?
The objective of the Common Entrance Exam for Design (CEED) is to assess the candidate’s aptitude for design covering visual perception ability, drawing skills, logical reasoning, creativity, communication, and problem solving skills. Here are all the details about the CEED exam:

  1. The question paper will consist of two parts: Part A (Objective Section) and Part B (Drawing Section)
  2. The question paper will be for 200 marks. Part A = 100 marks. Part B = 100 marks.
  3. The exam will be for 3 hours. Part A = 1 hour. Part B = 2.0 hour.
  4. The question paper will be in English.
  5. Questions from both parts are compulsory.

PART-A – 100 marks | 1 hour

The summary of the paper structure is given below:

Section # Questions Question No. Marks for each correct answer Negative Marks Total Marks
NAT 8 1-8 3 0 24
MSQ 10 9 – 18 3 -0.2 30
MCQ 23 19-41 2 -0.5 46
Total Part A 41 1-41 100

Note: Questions not attempted will be given zero marks.

PART-B – 100 marks | 2.0 hours

  1. Part-B of CEED paper consists of five questions which will evaluate drawing, creativity, communication skills, and problem identification skills.
  2. It will require subjective evaluation.
  3. The question in Part-B will be displayed on the computer screen and the answer has to be written/drawn in Part-B answer booklets, which will be collected at the end of the examination.
  4. Part-B questions are mandatory for evaluation of CEED paper.
4. What is the syllabus for CEED exam?

The syllabus in each part of CEED exam is as follows:

I. Part A (Objective Section): Part A of the CEED exam will have questions from the following topics –

  1. Visualization and spatial ability: Pictorial and diagrammatic questions to test understanding of transformation and/or manipulation of 2D shapes and 3D objects and their spatial relationships.
  2. Observation and design sensitivity: Ability to detect concealed properties in ordinary things, people, situations, and events, and thinking critically about them. Ability to discern subtle differences in visual properties and aesthetic outcomes.
  3. Environmental and social awareness: General awareness of environmental factors such as climate, population, water, vegetation, pollution, weather, natural resources etc., and their implications on the design of products, images, infrastructure and environment. Awareness of social and cultural connection with design, history of the designed artefact, and socially responsible and environmentally sustainable design responses. History of art, sculpture and literature.
  4. Analytical and logical reasoning: Ability to look at information, be it qualitative or quantitative in nature, and discern patterns within the information. Ability to weigh opinions, arguments or solutions against appropriate criteria. Ability to check for hidden bias or hidden assumptions and whether evidence and argument support conclusions. Ability to use logic and structured thinking to deduce from a short passage, which of a number of statements is the most accurate response to a posed question.
  5. Language and creativity: Ability to understand and use Standard English. Reading comprehension, knowledge of English grammar. Ability to think creatively in terms of alternatives, ability to distinguish innovative options and think out of the box.
  6. Design thinking and problem solving: Ability to understand the context, the users and the constraints and select the most appropriate solution for a given design problem.

II. Part B (Subjective Section): Part-B of CEED paper consists of five questions which will evaluate drawing, creativity, communication skills, and problem identification skills.

SILICA Experts Note: The answers to these questions are assessed on the basis of:

  1. The Idea or Concept: How creative, unique, interesting, sensible the idea or concept of the answer is.
  2. The Presentation: Quality of visualization, technical drawing, coloring, overall presentation.
5. What are the important dates for admission to M.Des program at IITs?
These are the important dates in the admission process of M.Des at IITs through UCEED score:

Important Steps M.Des / PhD
Online Application Form available 9 September 2020
Last date of Online Application 17 October 2020
CEED Exam 17 January 2021
Release of Final Answer Key for Part A 4 February 2021
Declaration of CEED result 4 March 2021
6. Where is the CEED entrance exam held?
CEED will be conducted in the following 24 cities in India: Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Bhopal, Bhubaneshwar, Chandigarh, Chennai, Dehradun, Delhi, Ernakulam, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Kolkata, Kozhikode, Lucknow, Mumbai, Nagpur, Panaji, Patna, Pune, Raipur, Thiruvananthapuram, Thrissur and Visakhapatnam.

Note: IIT Bombay reserves the right to drop any city for conducting the exam due to poor response. Students have to select the top 3 choices. If a city is dropped from the list, then the later choices are offered to the student.

7. What is the passing score / cut off for passing CEED exam?
A rank list is prepared based on the combined marks obtained in Part A + B of the CEED exam. Only candidates who score the minimum prescribed marks in each section of both Part-A and Part-B and minimum total marks will be included in the rank list. The minimum prescribed marks varies with the category as shown in the table below:

Merit List Minimum % of marks required in Part-A for shortlisting Minimum Total Marks
Common Rank List (CRL) 10 10
OBC-NCL rank list 9 9
SC rank list 5 5
ST rank list 5 5
PWD rank list 5 5

SILICA Expert Notes:

  1. Candidates equal to about 10 times the number of seats available obtain ranks in the CEED exam.
  2. Obtaining a rank in CEED 2021 does not guarantee admission to the M.Des program. Only top 200 ranks or so obtain admission in IITs.
  3. However, CEED score is considered for admission by several other Design Institutes for admission.
8. Is there any re-evaluation possible of the CEED exam result?
  1. Part-A of the examination is a computer based test, there is no scope for review, re-grading or re-totalling of the Part-A marks of the examination paper.
  2. The evaluation of Part-B will be done manually by two evaluators independently. If the difference in marks is less than 20%, then a simple average of the marks will be considered. If the difference in marks is greater than 20%, then the paper will be evaluated by a third evaluator. A simple average of the closest of 2 evaluators will be selected as the final marks. There is no scope for re-evaluation of the Part B of CEED exam.
9. What is the process for admission to MDes program at IITs?

Admission to MDes program at IITs is on the basis of the candidate’s CEED score. Only CEED 2021 qualified students can apply for admission to the MDes program. CEED score will be the only selection criteria for MDes admissions at IIT Bombay, IIT Guwahati, IIT Hyderabad, IIITDM Jabalpur, IIT Kanpur, IIT Delhi & IISc Bangalore.

After qualifying, candidates must apply to the respective institutes for admission and fulfil other requirements such as tests and / or interviews of the respective institutes to become eligible for admission. The announcement for admission to the postgraduate programmes in design CEED 2021 will be notified separately by these institutes. Candidates are advised to visit the websites of respective institutes for information and application procedure for the programmes.

Key Dates are:

CEED Exam: 17 January 2021

CEED Result: 4 March 2021

The application process is simple and has the following key steps:

  1. Register and apply through common IIT Bombay Admissions Portal
  2. Upload digital copies of relevant documents
  3. Pay application processing fee of Rs 1,300/-(for Women, SC,ST, PwD Candidates) & 2,600 (all other candidates)
  4. Submit priority order for choice of institutes
  5. Detailed instructions are provided within the online application portal.
10. What MDes programs do IITs offer?

Based on the CEED score, candidates are shortlisted for MDes entrance exams. The different institutes offer following MDes programs:

  1. Industrial Design / Product Design (ID)
  2. Communication Design / Visual Communication (CD)
  3. Animation Design (AD)
  4. Mobility & Vehicle Design / Transportation Design (MVD)
  5. Interaction Design (IAD)


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CEED Coaching in Mumbai

CEED Coaching in Vasai

Contact Person : Mr Manish Shah
Unit No 5 Vinod Niwas, Above Vodafone Gallery, Near Syndicate Bank Vasai West, Mumbai, Maharashtra
Phone: 7097638888, 8390004391

CEED Coaching in Borivali

Contact Person : Shikha
304 & 305 V Star Plaza, Beside Saraswat Bank, Opp: Raj Mahal Hotel, Chandavarkar Lane, Borivali West, Mumbai, Maharashtra.
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CEED Coaching in Goregaon

Contact Person : Rupa Dhakan
C 101/102, Green Lawns Apts, Opp. St. Pius College, Aarey Road, Goregaon (E), Mumbai, Maharashtra 400063
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CEED Coaching in Andheri

Contact Person : Rupa Dhakan
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CEED Coaching in Dadar

Contact Person : Priyanka
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Phone: 8433932282, (022)24327715
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CEED Coaching in Charni Road

Contact Person : Jyoti Singh
101, 1st Floor, Anmol Society, French Bridge, Opera House, Mumbai 400 007, Maharashtra.
Phone: 7718959202, 8879295297
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CEED Coaching in Ghatkopar

Contact Person : Kavita Redkar
310, Sai Infotech, Station Road, Near Railway Station, Ghatkopar East, Mumbai - 400077, Maharashtra.
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CEED Coaching in Mulund

Contact Person : Kavita Redkar
601, Parmeshwari Plaza, Above HDFC Bank, N.S. Road, Near Mulund West Station, Mumbai - 400080, Maharashtra.
Phone: 9819646072, 9820046072
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CEED Coaching in Thane

Contact Person : Gauri
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Phone: 8080607170, (022)25379610
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CEED Coaching in Kalyan

Contact Person : Monal Naik
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Phone: 8433932288 , (0251) 2204498
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CEED Coaching in Vashi

Contact Person : Mr.Ajay Naik
701, 7th Flr., Realtech Park, Plot No. 39/2, Above LG Showroom, Sector 30A, Vashi, Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra.
Phone: 7666807170, (022)27811024
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CEED Coaching in Pune

CEED Coaching in Law College Road

Contact Person : Swapnil Jadhav
2nd Floor, Reverie Apts, Survey No. 805, Bhandarkar Road, Above Skoda showroom, Deccan, Pune - 411 004, Maharashtra.
Phone: 8928022217, (020)25648181
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CEED Coaching in Mahatma Gandhi Road

Contact Person : Nikhil S
2nd Floor,Shan Hira Building, Near Canara Bank, Above Titan Showroom M. G. Rd Camp, Pune - 411 001, Maharashtra.
Phone: 8928022216, (020) 40068780
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CEED Coaching in Pimpri Chinchwad

Contact Person : Sharayu
Office No 76, 5th Floor Kunal Plaza, Near Chinchwad Station, Mumbai - Pune Highway Road Chinchwad , Pune - 411019, Maharashtra.
Phone: 8928222210, (020)46720207
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CEED Coaching in Baner (Aundh)

Contact Person : Sayli
3rd Floor, Shri Ram Yashoda, SNO 79/1, Next to Orchid School, Balewadi Phata, Baner , Pune - 411045, Maharashtra.
Phone: 7498904744, 7498904745
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CEED Coaching in Ahmedabad, Delhi, Bangalore, Indore, Kanpur, Lucknow, Nagpur, Nashik, Aurangabad

CEED Coaching in Mansi Cirle, Ahmedabad

Contact Person : Rupa
432, Sunrise Mall, Near Swaminarayan Temple, Mansi Cross Roads, Vastrapur, Ahmedabad, Gujarat - 380015
Phone: 8433932283
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CEED Coaching in Preet Vihar, Delhi

Contact Person : Mr. Paritosh
F-13, Ground Floor, Opp. Manav Medicare Center, South Ext Part 1, Block F, New Delhi - 110049
Phone: 8810433025
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CEED Coaching in South Ext, Delhi

Contact Person : Sharayu
Office No 76, 5th Floor Kunal Plaza, Near Chinchwad Station, Mumbai - Pune Highway Road Chinchwad , Pune - 411019, Maharashtra.
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CEED Coaching in Malleshwaram, Bangalore

Contact Person : Deepika
No. 18/3, Above Cafe Coffee Day, 18th Cross, Sampige Road, Malleshwaram(W),
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Phone: 9820046072, 9513330539
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CEED Coaching in BTM Layout, Bangalore

Contact Person : Kavita Redkar
SILICA BTM, Second Floor MANIKANT, No:73, 100 Feet Ring Road, BTM Layout II Stage, Bangalore 560076.
Phone: 7045823434 , 9820046072
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CEED Coaching in Janjeerwala chouraha , Indore

Contact Person : Nimita Chhabra
211, Mourya centre, 16, Race course Road opposite Basket ball complex, Near Janjeerwala chouraha,
Indore - 452001
Phone: 7773033311, 7773033322
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CEED Coaching in Kanpur

Contact Person : Sunaina Jalan
C-26 Sarvodaya Nagar, opposite Canara bank Kanpur - 208805
Phone: 8182081111, 8182085555

CEED Coaching in Lucknow

Contact Person : Swapna
301, 3rd floor, T.S TOWER, Ashok marg, hazratganj, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh 226001.
Phone: 7977196006
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CEED Coaching in Dharampeth, Nagpur

Contact Person : Aparna Tayade
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CEED Coaching in Canada Corner, Nashik

Contact Person : Seema Patil
Shop No 202-205, Patil Plaza, Second Floor, Vise Mala,
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Phone: 7498180068
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CEED Coaching in N3 Cidco, Aurangabad

Contact Person : Ar Sharda Mudkavi Plot No 177, N3 Nyay Mandir Marg, Kamgar Chowk, N 3, Cidco, Aurangabad, Maharashtra 431009.
Phone: 9673993691, 8182085555
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