Best Books for CEED 2024: Subject-wise Books to get Better Results, Preparation Tips & Study Material

Common Entrance Examination for Design 2024 ( CEED )

Result: 11 Mar '24 - 12 Jun '24

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Updated on Apr 8, 2024 14:38 IST

CEED Study Material 2024 - IIT Bombay conducted the CEED 2024 entrance exam on January 21, 2024 (9 am - 12 noon).

The application form for the exam is now closed.

CEED is one of the foremost PG design entrance exams in the country. Consequently, to get a top rank in the exam will require the best possible effort from the candidate.  

One way to boost your exam preparation is by consulting the best books for CEED 2024.

It is because if you select the best study material for CEED 2024 and do smart preparation, you can ace the exam CEED entrance exam in very little time. 

So, here we have compiled the best books for CEED 2024 suggested by toppers and experts.

In addition to the study material for CEED, this article also contains useful resources and tips to prepare for the exam, including the past 10 years' original question papers

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Q:   With CEED 2024 syllabus being revised, how do I select the study material?

A:

IIT Bombay has revised the syllabus for the CEED 2024 exam. This means the candidate can’t blindly follow the exam preparation that are already available in the market. 

What you can do is check if any the latest edition of CEED exam preparation study materia has been released in the market. If not, you can even use the old books, but make sure that you cover the relevant topics only. 

Also, read the reviews of the book, if available, to get an idea reading the quality of the study material.

Why should I use the best study material for CEED 2024 exam preparation?

 

Q:   Does IIT Bombay recommend any books for CEED 2024 exam preparation?

A:

IIT Bombay is exam conducting body for CEED 2024. The institute, however, doesn’t prescribed any study material for the exam. 

We at Shiksha.com have compiled a list of recommended books for CEED 2024 after consulting previous years’ CEED question papers. The names suggested by toppers and experts have also been taken into account when compiling this list.

Good study material will typically cover the updated CEED syllabus, will be well written, contain examples and images, etc.

 

CEED 2024 - Recommended Books

Name of the book

Author / Publication

CEED & NID M.Des Entrance Books and Test Series

Ashish Popli, Pradosh Swain, Rishabh Rhode

Cracking CEED and UCEED

Ashok Goel and Arjun Kamal

CEED (M. Des) Test Series 

TRENDZ ACADEMY

Study Notes Material on IIFT + NID + NIFT 

Sourav Sir’s Classes

Comprehensive English for NID, NIFT, UCEED, CEED, NATA, B.Arch & Other Design Entrance Exams by Designologue

Disignologue

Design Drawing 

Francis DK Ching

CEED+NID (M.DES)

AFA

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Q:   Where can I find the best books for CEED 2024 exam preparation?

A:

The list of best books for CEED 2024 exam preparation is given in this article.

The books listed here are exhaustive and will cover the entire syllabus for CEED 2024. Note that the list has been prepared by consulting previous years’ question papers, and inputs from experts and toppers.

The candidate can download the best books for each section for free.

Note that IIT Bombay has revised the syllabus of CEED 2024. So, when purchasing books for CEED 2024, the candidate needs to bear this point in mind.

 

Q:   What are the salient features of best books for CEED 2024?

A:

Here are some of the important traits of CEED 2024 best books.

  • These books will be written in layman terms and explain the concepts lucidly.

  • Contain few to no errors.

  • They will also be as per the revised CEED 2024 syllabus.

  • They will also have enough problem sets, typically at the end of each chapter, that the candidate can practice and thus hone their problem-solving skills and better understand the concepts.

  • Are usually written by a well-known publisher or author.

 

CEED Preparation Tips 2024

Improve your sketching skills - Candidates must practice sketching regularly. Always carry a notebook with you because you never know when your mind will be crossed by any striking thought.

  • Follow a timetable - With less than four months left for the exam, now is not the time to indulge in leisure activities. Instead, pull up your socks and hit the ground running! Once you have made the study timetable, follow it up with slackening.
  • Solve sample papers - It is a very important exercise that every M.Des aspirant must undertake. There are multiple benefits of solving CEED 2024 sample papers. For instance, it will help you to understand the question paper structure, the difficulty level, the marking scheme, the topics from which questions are asked, etc. Consequently, by solving the mock tests, you can improve your problem-solving skills and time management.
  • Find out the scoring topics - Note that there are some topics that are easy to score off; you need to identify these topics for some sure-shot marks. Once you have these easy marks in your bag, you will feel more confident about the rest of your preparation.
  • Don’t get stuck with difficult topics - If you are not able to master a topic even after some effort, give it up for the time being. Once you are done with the rest of the CEED 2024 syllabus, you can come back and attack these topics with renewed vigor. If need be, don’t shy away from taking outside help to get over sticky or difficult points.
  • Check out YouTube tutorials - The social media is full of CEED exam preparation guides; if you do a little due diligence, you can quickly find a few useful ones that can help you with some important topics.
  • Take mock tests - Mock tests are usually taken closer to the exam to give the finishing touches to one’s preparation.
  • Work on your drawing and observation skills. 

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Q:   What are some of the best books to prepare for CEED 2024 exam?

A:

Here are some of the recommended books that candidates can use for CEED 2024 exam preparation.

Name of the book

Author / Publication

CEED & NID M.Des Entrance Books and Test Series

Ashish Popli, Pradosh Swain, Rishabh Rhode

Cracking CEED and UCEED

Ashok Goel and Arjun Kamal

CEED (M. Des) Test Series

TRENDZ ACADEMY

Study Notes Material on IIFT + NID + NIFT

Sourav Sir’s Classes

Comprehensive English for NID, NIFT, UCEED, CEED, NATA, B.Arch & Other Design Entrance Exams by Designologue

Disignologue

Design Drawing

Francis DK Ching

CEED+NID (M.DES)

AFA

It is, however, recommended that the cadidate goes through the Table of Content of the book they are planning to buy. This will help the candidate check if the said book covers the revised CEED 2024 syllabus or not.

 

Q:   Can I depend only on CEED 2024 books to prepare for the exam?

A:

Simply relying on textbooks for CEED 2024 exam preparation is not enough. It is because the CEED 2024 exam will evaluate the conceptual understanding of the candidate and also whether they are able to use those concepts to solve various types of problems.

So, along with the textbooks, the candidate also need to solve sample papers. In fact, the candidate can start solving sample papers very early on in their preparation.

Further, mock tests are another great tool to fine tune one’s preparation; mocks, however, unlike sample papers, are meant to be taken closer to the exam.

 

CEED Previous years’ question papers

IIT Bombay, the exam conducting body, releases the official question papers for the CEED entrance exam. The question papers are typically released after the completion of the exam.

This means the CEED 2024 will be uploaded to the official exam portal after the CEED 2024 exam is over.

You can download previous years' CEED question papers here.

Q:   What are various other resources, other than books that I can use to prepare for CEED 2024 exam?

A:

While text books should be the primary resource for CEED 2024 exam preparation, there are other resources the candidate may use effectively. For instance, YouTube has many educational and preparation videos that the candidate can refer to.

To identify the quality and genuineness (or correctness) of the data, you can go through the video reviews. In some cases, the review section may be hidden. In that case, you better stay away, as it is difficult to determine the quality of the content.

Also, refer to instructors or educators with a large number of followers or subscribers.

 

Q:   What should I do if I am finding a CEED 2024 topic difficult and not able to complete?

A:

The natural instict in such a case will be to give a few more attempts. You can also try a few attempts. But after that move on to the next topic. Also, don’t spend prodigious time on one simple topic, because otherwise you will run out of time and will not be able to complete the entire syllabus.

If you leave out a few difficult topics now, you can always tackle them later on if you have time left.

Further, completing the entire syllabus may be a daunting task for many. 

 

CEED Study Material 2024 - Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q. Suggest some good books to prepare for CEED 2023 exam?

A. Here are books recommended by experts for CEED 2023 exam preparation:

  • Cracking CEED and UCEED
  • CEED (M. Des) Test Series 
  • Study Notes Material on IIFT + NID + NIFT 
  • Comprehensive English for NID, NIFT, UCEED, CEED, NATA, B.Arch & Other Design Entrance Exams by Designologue
  • Design Drawing 
  • CEED+NID (M.DES)

Q. What is the benefit of reading best books for CEED 2023?

A. Some of the key benefits of following good study material for CEED 2023 include:

  1. These books will few to no eros
  2. Will be written as per the CEED 2023 syllabus
  3. Are written keeping in mind the student and use simple, uncomplicated language.
  4. Explain all the concepts and theories in detail.
  5. Will contain sample questions for testing one’s understanding.

Q. When will the CEED 2023 exam be conducted?

A. The CEED 2023 exam was conducted on January 22, 2023. 

Q:   What is the eligibility criteria for appearing in the CEED 2024 entrance exam?

A:
To appear in the CEED 2024 exam, the candidate must have passed a degree, Diploma, or postgraduate degree exam of minimum three years. There is no limit on the upper age limit or number of attempts for appearing in CEED. The eligibility criteria that candidates need to meet for appearing in the CEED have been explained below. Qualifying exam - The candidate must have completed a degree, Diploma, or postgraduate programme of a minimum of THREE years (after 10+2). Or, Appearing for the final exam of such a programme by July 2024 or, Must have passed the GD Arts Diploma programme (10+5) level by July 2024. Age limit - No upper age limit. Number of Attempts - The CEED exam can be attempted any number of times. It is incumbent on the candidate to carefully go through the eligibility criteria before filling out the CEED 2023 application form. It is because if the candidate doesn't meet any of the criteria, then he or she can be disqualified at any stage of the admission process.
 

Q:   When will the application form open for CEED 2024?

A:
IIT Bombay will open the application form for CEED 2024 tentatively in the last week of September 2023. The application form will open in online mode at the CEED-IIT Bombay admission portal. The CEED application form is for admission to the M.Des programme offered by participating colleges. Candidates who meet the eligibility criteria will have to apply before the last date. The CEED application fee is INR 3,600. IIT Bombay will release the admission notification for CEED 2023 before the commencement of the exam, which will include information like admission schedule, information brochure, etc.
 

Q:   Is the CEED exam tough?

A:

The difficulty level of CEED exam has been maintained by authorities over the years. However, most design aspirants share that if difficulty level of all design entrance exams conducted for PG level courses is compared then CEED is slightly easier than NID Entrance Exam. This is primarily because the drawing questions asked in NID that are considered to be tougher than those put forth in CEED exam. Note that CEED exam is for admission to the M.Des courses offered by the eight participating colleges. Meanwhile, the NID that for the M.Des programme has three participating colleges.

 

Q:   When will the CEED 2024 exam be conducted?

A:
The CEED 2024 exam will be conducted tentatively in the 4th week of January 2024. IIT Bombay will release the announce the admission notification for CEED 2024 tentatively in September 2024. The CEED exam is conducted by IIT Bombay for admission to the M.Des programme offered by the 8 participating colleges. Note that unlike UCEED IIT Bombay will not conduct any Joint Admission Process for CEED 2024 qualified candidates. Instead, candidates will have to apply directly to the participating colleges on the basis of their CEED 2024 merit ranks.
 

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The role of IIT Bombay is to conduct the CEED 2024 entrance exam and declare the exam results. It will play no role in the post-result admission process, including counseling. This means the candidate will have to approach the CEED 2024 participating and result-sharing colleges on their based on the

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IIT Bombay declare CEED 2024 results on March 6, 2024 (at around 12 pm). The results have been released online at ceed.iitb.ac.in.

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