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CEED - Syllabus

Common Entrance Exam for Design

Form Date: 01 Nov - 30 Nov 2020

Pen & Paper Mode, Computer Based Test

Form Date: 01 Nov - 30 Nov 2020

CEED 2020 Syllabus - Important Topics, Sample Paper, Syllabus PDF

Updated On - July 15 2020 by Latika Kalra

CEED 2020 Syllabus will comprise the topics from both the parts, Part A and Part B. Common Entrance Exam for Design is a national level exam conducted by the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay (IITB). CEED 2020 exam was scheduled to be held on 18 January 2020 (Saturday) from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM. Through CEED 2020, candidates will get admission into Master of Design (M.Des) and PhD in Design programmes. Candidates can go through the complete article to know the CEED 2020 Syllabus in detail. Also, download CEED 2020 Syllabus pdf given below.

CEED 2020 Syllabus

Candidates should know the CEED 2020 Syllabus so that they can prepare accordingly. It is advised to check the detailed syllabus of CEED given below not to miss out any topics. CEED 2020 Syllabus for both parts - PART A and PART B is given in hereby in detail:

CEED Syllabus of PART A

Part A will have a question related to the following topics that are given below:

CEED Syllabus 2020 for Part A
Visualization and Spatial AbilityPictorial and diagrammatic questions to test the understanding of transformation and/or manipulation of 2D shapes and 3D objects and their spatial relationships.
Environmental and Social AwarenessGeneral 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 design terminologies, social and cultural connection with the design, history of the designed artefact, and socially responsible and environmentally sustainable design responses. History of art, sculpture and literature.
Analytical and Logical ReasoningAbility to analyse given information logically and select the most appropriate solutions. Ability to weigh opinions, arguments or solutions against appropriate criteria. Ability to use logic and structured thinking to deduce from a short passage, which of several statements is the most accurate response to a posed question.
Language and CreativityAbility to understand passages in commonly used English language. Ability to think creatively in terms of alternatives, ability to distinguish innovative options and think out of the box
Design Thinking and Problem SolvingAbility to understand the context, the users and the constraints and select the most appropriate solution for a given design problem.
Observation and Design SensitivityAbility to detect concealed properties in day to day life and think critically about them. Ability to discern subtle differences in visual properties and aesthetic outcomes.

CEED Syllabus of PART B

Question asked in Part B will be from the following topics given below:

CEED Syllabus for PART B
DrawingAbility to draw products, people or scenes in proportion with good line quality, composition, proportion, perspective, and shading.
CreativityAbility to think out of the box and come up with unique as well as diverse solutions.
Communication SkillsAbility to communicate concepts and ideas clearly with the help of text and visuals.
Problem Identification SkillsAbility to understand the user and the context, knowledge of properties of materials and their appropriate use in design, etc.

How to Prepare for CEED 2020 Examination?

Common Entrance Exam for Design 2020 is an aptitude test. Therefore, no specific textbook or guide can be recommended for its preparation. Also, the candidates can practise their drawing, rendering and visualization skills. Some of the tips for preparing for the CEED exam are given hereby:

  1. Candidates should be able to manage their time wisely to not get exhausted during their study time. A proper schedule should be made and followed.
  2. Sketching, practising and improving designing skills, solving papers and improving the quality of logical reasoning should be part of the timetable.
  3. Candidates must be fluent with the syllabus and should try to solve all past years question papers so that they know the pattern of questions asked. They can find the Question Papers on the official website of CEED.

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