Common Entrance Exam for Design (CEED) is an exam which is conducted by IIT-Bombay for students who are looking for admission to Design courses offered. The students should know that the paper is divided into two Parts; Part A and Part B. Total marks are 100 divided equally amongst both the parts. Part A of the exam consists of multiple choice questions which tests various abilities of the candidates such as General Aptitude, General Awareness/Knowledge, Analytical capabilities and his imagination and drawing skills. Part B has 2 sections, namely, Drawing Ability and Design Problem Solving. This section basically examines the drawing ability of the candidate and any candidate with good drawing skills can clear this section without any obstacle.
CEED Preparation 2020
As there is no specifically prescribed book by the institute, the candidates can expect a few unexpected questions related to mechanical engineering as they were asked in previous years. Basically, the candidate must have knowledge about all the aspects of designs and current affairs.
The institute has the authority to change the exam pattern any year but will inform the candidate through its online portal. So the candidates are advised to keep a regular check on the online portal of the Institute for exam pattern of CEED.
Now let’s come to the preparation part, as said earlier there is no prescribed book for the exam by the institute, the candidate has to improve his general awareness and should work on his drawing skills.
Some essential tips on CEED Preparation are listed below:
Tip 1: Improve your creativity skills:
The candidate is required to read books and articles related to Interior Designs and also should also improve his skills on Visual Communications. There are some good books available in the market on these topics and candidates can purchase them online through e-commerce websites.
Tip 2: Solve previous year question papers:
The candidates must go through the exam pattern of previous years and try solving the questions on their own. Solving previous year question papers can boost the morale of the candidate appearing for the exam. make sure you gather the question papers of last year and solve them on a regular basis.
Tip 3: Enhancing 3D drawing skills:
Improving drawing skills is the most important for clearing this exam. The candidates must be able to imagine and draw a 3D model of the thing they want to present. Practice sketching as much as possible. Also, you can work on your 3D skills by drawing common items like fruits, chairs, TV set, dining tables or any other thing. More you draw, the more you will learn about sketching which automatically makes you better prepared for it.
Tip 4: Work on your creativity:
Make sure you try to add a creative factor in the answers in the examination. Doing this will assure the increase his/her chances of clearing the exam as most of the candidates are afraid to think out of the box while answering the same question.
Tip 5: Proper time management:
Candidates must work on the time management by dividing the time among the topics that they know the best and the topics that they are weak in. Like, if the candidate is good in drawing then he must give more time in honing his skills in general awareness and other topics in which he finds himself in troubled waters.
Tip 6: Read daily cartoon strip:
Also, the candidate must read daily cartoon strips online or in the newspaper as it improves the candidate’s ability to present his views in a storyboard format which impresses the evaluator.
Stuff about CEED Question Paper format:
CEED 2020 is of a total of 100 Marks. The paper has 2 Parts:
Part A- Multiple choices. It analyses the candidates’ General Aptitude, GK, Analytical ability. Famous architectures around the world- Bridges, buildings, etc.
Part-B- Again divided into 2 sections. Drawing Ability and Design Problem Solving. These are known as the most time taking topics in the examination.
CEED Question Paper:
- Only one question paper will be there to solve with the time duration of 3 hours.
- The question paper is in English.
- The question paper is administered through a computer.
- The total marks that the question paper carries will be 300.
- The question paper consists of 3 sections:
Section A: Numerical Answer Type (NAT)-
For these questions, an answer is just a number that needs to be entered. Each correct answer will gain you 3 marks and there are no negative marks for this section.
Section B: Multiple Select Questions (MSQ)-
Each of the MSQ has one or more correct answers. The candidates get 2 marks if all the correct answers are selected by them. There are no negative marks.
Section C: Multiple Choice Question (MCQ)-
Each MCQ has 4 choices out of which only one is the correct answer. Each correct answer will be awarded 2 marks and each incorrect answer will result in a loss of 0.6 marks (-0.6).