CEED Preparation 2023: Tips, Strategy & Guide

Common Entrance Examination for Design 2022 ( CEED )

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Updated on Jun 22, 2022 23:36 IST

CEED 2023 Preparation - The Common Entrance Examination for Design or CEED is conducted by IIT Bombay for admission to MDes programs offered by participating colleges that accept CEED scores. The CEED question paper is designed to test the general aptitude and creativity of candidates. Therefore, candidates planning to appear for CEED 2023 must think out of the box and focus on enhancing their drawing, rendering, and visualization skills. Apart from this, candidates should also focus on improving their aptitude and knowledge related to subjects such as Logical Reasoning, English Language, and Environmental and Social Awareness.

The CEED 2023 exam will be conducted around the 4th week of January 2023. To ace the national-level design entrance exam, it is important for candidates to have a proper and well-thought-out preparation strategy. Go through the rest of the article to read the complete details of CEED exam pattern, syllabus, preparation strategy, and tips for the reference of candidates. 

Step-wise CEED 2022 Preparation Plan

CEED is a sought-after design entrance exam and so candidates need to keep the below-mentioned pointers in mind when making a plan for CEED preparation:  

Step 1: Understand CEED 2023 pattern and marking scheme.

Step 2: Know CEED 2023 syllabus thoroughly.

Step 3: Make a monthly time-table, a weekly time-table and a daily time-table.

Step 4: Solve past years’ CEED question papers, sample papers and mock tests.

Step-wise CEED Preparation Plan

CEED Preparation Strategy 2023

The CEED 2023 preparation strategy of candidates should include the below-mentioned points in mind:

Know CEED Exam Pattern

CEED exam pattern was changed by IIT Bombay authorities in 2020. Candidates need to note that the CEED exam is divided into two parts – A and B. Here, a point to remember is that the CEED Part A exam is a screening test. Thus, Part B of only those students will be evaluated who manage to clear Part A of the exam. Also, the CEED merit list is prepared basis the score obtained by a candidate in Part B of the exam only.

CEED 2023 Part A Exam Pattern

Aspirants can go through the exam pattern for CEED 2023 Part A exam in the table below:

CEED Part A Sections

No. of Questions 

Numerical Answer Type (NAT) Questions

8

Multiple Select Questions (MSQ)

10

Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ)

23

Total Number of Questions

41

Also Read: How to prepare for CEED Part A Exam

CEED 2022 Part B Exam Pattern

Aspirants can go through the exam pattern for CEED 2023 Part B exam in the table below:

CEED Part B Sections

No. of Questions

Sketching

1

Creativity 

1

Form Sensitivity

1

Visual Sensitivity

1

Problem Identification

1

Total Number of Questions

5

Also Read: Prep Tips for CEED Part B Exam

Know CEED Marking Scheme

IIT Bombay also changed the marking scheme for the CEED exam in 2020. Aspirants can go through the marking scheme for CEED 2023 Part A exam in the table below:

CEED Part A Sections

Marks for Each Correct Answer

Marks Deducted for Each Wrong Answer

NAT

 3

0

MSQ

 3

-0.2 

MCQ

 2

-0.5

Total Marks

100

Aspirants can go through the marking scheme for CEED 2023 Part B exam in the table below:

Section

Total Marks

Creativity 

20

Sketching 

20

Visual Sensitivity

20

Form Sensitivity

20

Problem Identification

20

Total Marks

100

Know CEED Syllabus

Candidates need to be thorough with the topics they should study in order to score well in Part A as well as Part B of the design exam. Every year, IIT Bombay shares the CEED syllabus that aspirants should study in-depth so as to ace each section of CEED 2023.

Topics from which questions are asked in CEED Part-A exam include:

Visualisation and Spatial Ability Environmental and Social Awareness
Analytical and Logical Reasoning Language and Creativity
Design Thinking and Problem Solving Observation and Design Sensitivity

For CEED Part-B exam, candidates are evaluated on the skills mentioned below:

Drawing Creativity
Communication Skills Analytical and Problem Solving Skills

CEED Books & Study Material

It may be noted that IIT Bombay does not recommend candidates to go through any books to prepare for the exam.The last year's CEED notification read, "CEED is an aptitude test and hence no specific text book or guide is recommended for its preparation. The candidates may however practice their drawing, rendering and visualization skills."

However, if candidates still wish to go through the best CEED preparation books available in the market, here are some options:

CEED Books Author/Publisher
Design Drawing Francis DK Ching
CEED (MDes) Test Series TRENDZ ACADEMY
Perspective Drawing Handbook Joseph D’Amelio
Art Perception David Cycleback

Also Read: Important topics to study for CEED

Refer CEED Question Papers, Sample Papers & Mock Tests

One of the best ways to prepare for CEED 2022 exam is by solving CEED question papers, sample papers and mock tests. Solving past years’ question papers of CEED helps candidates determine the question paper format. Candidates can also develop the time management strategy for themselves when solving previous years’ question papers for the exam. Solving CEED sample papers and mock tests also helps candidates in determining how well they are prepared for CEED exam. Also, it boosts immense confidence among candidates.

Also Read:

CEED Exam Analysis

While preparing for the CEED exam, it is important to understand the difficulty level of the question papers of past years. Every year, after the design entrance test is over, Shiksha reaches out to experts and students appeared for the CEED exam. While the difficulty level of the CEED question paper is usually easy to moderate, click on the CEED exam analysis links below to get complete details on the same:

CEED Exam Analysis
CEED 2021 Exam Analysis by Experts CEED 2020 Exam Analysis by Experts
CEED 2019 Exam Analysis by Experts CEED 2018 Exam Analysis by Experts
CEED 2017 Exam Analysis by Experts  CEED 2016 Exam Analysis by Experts

CEED Preparation Tips from Toppers

Click on the links below to check preparation strategy of CEED toppers of past years:

CEED Topper Interviews
CEED 2020 Topper Interview: AIR 3, Pramod Ranjan shares tips to crack exam

CEED 2019 Topper Interview: AIR 3, Alen Antony Francis shares prep tips

CEED 2018 Topper Interview: AIR 1, Afshaar Shariff shares her success mantra

CEED 2018 Topper Interview: AIR 2, Himani Deshpande shares prep tips

CEED 2017 Topper shares tips to crack the exam

CEED 2017 Topper shares Prep Strategy

CEED 2017 Topper shares Prep Tips

CEED 2017 Topper shares prep tips to crack Part A, Part B & Interview round

CEED 2023: Other Preparation Tips

Apart from what is mentioned above, some of the other tips that candidates should keep in mind while preparing for CEED 2023 exam are mentioned below:

  • In CEED Part-A, general knowledge about different aspects of Design field is extremely important
  • In CEED Part-B, focus should be on honing drawing, rendering and visualization skills
  • Solving as many past year CEED question papers as possible is a key to ace the exam
  • While preparing for CEED Part-B, think out of the box and be creative

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Important FAQs on CEED Preparation 2023

Q: How do I start preparing for CEED 2023?

A: You can start preparing for CEED 2022 by following the below steps:
  • Understand CEED exam pattern and syllabus well
  • Make a well thought-out timetable for CEED preparation
  • Practice as many CEED previous year question papers and sample papers as possible
  • Analyse your weak areas for the exam and work to improve those areas/subjects

Q: Who are eligible for CEED exam?

A: All candidates possessing a graduate or postgraduate degree/diploma from a recognised university are eligible to appear for CEED exam.

Q: Can I prepare for CEED exam without coaching?

A: Yes, it is possible to prepare for CEED exam without coaching. However, candidates should be focused on achieving the desired results and study for the exam with a proper strategy in place consistently.

Q: Which are the best books to prepare for CEED exam?

A: IIT Bombay does not recommend candidates to study any books to prepare for the exam. However, some of the books that candidates can refer to include:
  • Design Drawing by Francis DK Ching
  • Perspective Drawing Handbook by Joseph D’Amelio
  • Art Perception by David Cycleback 

Q: Does CEED have negative marking?

A: Yes, MSQ and MCQ sections of CEED Part-A have negative marking. 0.2 marks are deducted for every wrong answer in MSQ and 0.5 marks are deducted for every wrong answer in MCQ.

Q: Can I prepare for CEED by practicing previous year question papers only?

A: Yes, since CEED is a general aptitude test, you can prepare for it by practicing previous year question papers only. However, after practicing the papers, it is highly important to analyse your strong and weak areas for the exam and then work on them accordingly.  

Q: What are the important topics to prepare for CEED 2023?

A: Some of the important topics to prepare for CEED 2023 include:
  • Design Concepts
  • How to Develop Characters
  • Logical Reasoning
  • Scale and Proportion
  • Product Designing
  • Basics of Drawing - Lines and Shapes
  • Colour Theory, Color Schemes and color Compositions 
  • Anatomy, Proportions and Divisions
  • Basic and advanced Human Drawings
  • Story Illustrations
  • Sketching
  • Poster, Logo, Character designing

Q: How can I improve my command on English language?

A: To improve your English langauge skills, you should develop a habit of reading English newspapers daily. Apart from this, you can also practice grammar by attempting past year question papers and mock tests.

Q: What type of questions are asked in Part A of CEED exam?

A: In Part A of CEED exam, total three types of questions are asked:
  • NAT
  • MSQ
  • MCQ

Q: What is the weightage for CEED Part-A exam?

A: The CEED Part-A exam holds a weightage of 25 per cent. However, it may be noted that this part of the exam is only a screening test. This means, that marks secured by candidates in Part A are not considered at the time of preparation of CEED merit list.

Q: What is the weightage for CEED Part-B exam?

A: The CEED Part-B holds a weightage of 75 per cent. 

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,CEED 2022 examination - The CEED 2022 scorecard is available for download from March 12; the ultimate date to down load scorecards is June 14. CEED 2022 scorecard will incorporate part A marks for all applicants. But, part-B marks, general marks, merit ranks are allocated most effective to candi...,CEED 2022 examination - The CEED 2022 scorecard is available for download from March 12; the ultimate date to down load scorecards is June 14. CEED 2022 scorecard will incorporate part A marks for all applicants. But, part-B marks, general marks, merit ranks are allocated most effective to candidates who have qualified in part A. IIT Bombay had launched the element-A cut-off marks for CEED 2022 on February 10 inside the form of suggest and popular deviation. The mean deviation is 18.62, even as the standard deviation is eleven.93. The very last rating of CEED 2022 could be prepared by way of giving 25% weightage to part A and 75% weightage to part B. The result of the CEED 2022 examination was declared on March eight. CEED 2022 exam was hung on Jan 23 and had two components. Component A changed into held in on line mode, whereas element B turned into conducted in pen-and-paper mode. The very last solution key for Paper A became released on Jan 31. The draft answer key, along with the reaction sheet and QP, for part A became launched on Jan 25. CEED exam has elements A and B. component A includes objective type questions (to be attempted in on-line mode) while component B of the exam includes subjective questions (to be attempted in offline mode). CEED component B assessments the design, drawing and writing talents of the candidate. CEED result information 2022 is as follows:-
The consequences of CEED 2022 has been declared by IIT Bombay on March eight. The effects encompass the marks received via candidates in element A for all candidates who have regarded within the CEED 2022 front examination. However, the marks of part B will best be released only for shortlisted applicants. It may be referred to that the shortlist will be organized primarily based on component A marks. Additionally, all shortlisted applicants will be issued a rank. Component B is descriptive and as such it will be evaluated holistically based on the criteria referred to inside the question paper. Additionally, the evaluated answer publication for component B will now not be launched to the candidate. In addition, there will be no provision to re-evaluate both element A or component B. For information regarding you may visit the following Shiksha link:-
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