CEED Syllabus 2020 – 21 – IIT Bombay conducts the Common Entrance Examination for Design (CEED) for admission to Master in Design (M.Des) and Ph.D. Design courses. CEED Syllabus defines the broad areas that a candidate must know about to score high in the CEED 2020 Exam. IIT Bombay has specified in the CEED Information brochure that no specific textbook or guide for the preparation of CEED. Candidates may, however, make hold over their drawing, rendering and visualization skills.
CEED Syllabus 2020 – 21
Candidates can check below the topics that the syllabus of CEED includes. Basically, there are 2 parts in the syllabus. The same is given below:
|CEED 2020 Syllabus Part A||CEED 2020 Syllabus Part B|
|Visualization and spatial ability||Drawing|
|Environmental and social awareness||Creativity|
|Analytical and logical reasoning||Communication skills|
|Language and creativity||Analytical and problem-solving skills|
|Design thinking and problem solving|
|Observation and design sensitivity|
CEED 2020 Syllabus PDF Download
The candidates can check below the PDF of the CEED 2020-21 syllabus and download the same from the link below:
Click here to download the CEED 2020 Syllabus PDF file.
Important Topics for CEED 2020
According to an analysis of the previous years’ question papers, and coaching institutes, the important topics from which the questions are asked in the exam are:
- Color theory
- Communication skills
- Creative writing skills
- Design concept
- Drawing abilities and skills
- How to develop characters
- Light and shadow
- Logical reasoning
- Logo designing
- Problem identification and design problem solving
- Product designing
- Scale and proportion.
Please note: The above topics are only broadly defined. This syllabus is not specified by IIT Bombay. Candidates must sharpen their skills in the above-mentioned areas to get a high score in the CEED exam.
CEED 2020 Exam Pattern
Let us now look at what exactly you will face in the CEED exam.
Part A – The CEED exam question paper will have two parts. The first part, Part A will have multiple choice questions. All the candidates who qualify this part only will be eligible for the next section. Say there are N seats, then about 10X N candidates who score highest in Part A will be scored in Part B.
How to prepare for CEED Part A?
The CEED exam part A is basically a screening test. You need to aim to score high to be at least eligible for the next section. Here are some CEED Preparation Tips that may come in handy.
- General Knowledge – This section is famous for asking questions on basic GK. The questions are not widely irrelevant to design and architecture. There could be questions on symbols, artists and their paintings, Indian history.
- Expect the unexpected – In 2013 there was a question on mechanical pulleys. This was slightly unexpected. But as IIT B has clearly said there is no defined syllabus, be prepared for such surprises. Basically the section tests your aptitude, awareness and knowledge.
- Refresh your knowledge on Indian history, temples, architecture and geography. This may or may not be directly useful, but will help you answer some of the direct questions.
- Learn to identify correct perspectives, art forms and sectional projections.
- Testing design/Drawing/Writting skills – You will not be asked to testing design / drawing / writting skills anything in Part A. But extensive knowledge in the field will help in acing the section.
Part B – The marks scored in this section only will be used to calculate the merit list. This section will have questions on design and hand drawing.
- There are expected to be three (3) compulsory questions, and any 1 among next three. So in total there are expected to be four questions. Please note – the pattern may change year to year.
- Two hours are allotted for this section.
Answers to Part A have to be given in the computer itself. Answers to Part B have to be given in the answer book provided by the invigilator. These answer books will be collected for manual correction at the end of the examination.
CEED 2020 Preparation Tips
Knowing the CEED Syllabus is not enough to ace the exam. You need to know how to attempt the questions. Part B is all about hand drawing, sketching, and expressing through your designing skills. Here are a few must-know things for CEED Exam.
- CEED Previous Year Papers – Practice from the previous year papers. CEED Question Papers are given here. You must see what types of questions were asked previously. There will be no repeated questions, but you will get an idea of what the examiners want.
- The pencil is your weapon – Freehand sketching is what you should focus on. Take any object you come across and sketch them in different perspectives. You should know how their sectional views would be. It is not necessary to excel in portraits or such kind of art, but you must know well to express your ideas through drawings. H-grade pencil should be used for rough work and light drawings. Grade B pencils should be used for rapid work and where shading is involved.
- Broaden your perspective – Design is not just about aesthetics. It is about thinking outside the box. When you check out the Part B questions asked in past years, you will know what this means.
- Visualize – You need to see in your mind’s eye what you want to put on paper. Everyday try to visualize at least one unique idea and sketch it.
Online CEED 2020 Mock Test
IIB Bombay launches a mock test for CEED every session. Common Entrance Examination for Design (CEED) is an all India examination conducted by IIT Bombay on behalf of the Ministry of Human Resources Development, Government of India. 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.