The objective of CEED is to assess the candidate’s aptitude for design involving:
Visual perception ability
CEED Entrance Exam Pattern
Phase 1: CEED (Common Entrance Exam in Design) – written exam in November
Phase 2: Written Application to IITs/IISCs – in March
Phase 3: Written Test, Interview and Studio Test at IIT/IISC – in April.
Candidates must have passed a degree / diploma / post graduate degree programme of 4 years or 3+2 years (after 10+2 level), or must be appearing for the final examination osuch a program by July 2018, or must have passed the GD Arts diploma programme(10+5 level) by July 2017. Before applying for CEED, candidates are advised to checkwhether they meet the required eligibility criteria for admission to various institutes.
There is no age limit to appear for CEED. Besides, a candidate can appear for CEED any
number of times.
Design Courses at IIT
Visual Communication Design
Mobility & Transportation Design
CEED 2018 will be in two parts. Part A will have questions related to these topics:
Visualization and spatial ability: Pictorial 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 awareness: General 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 design, history of the designed artefact, and socially
responsible and environmentally sustainable design responses. History of art,
sculpture and literature.
Analytical and logical reasoning: Ability 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 a number of statements is the most
accurate response to a posed question.
Language and creativity: Ability 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 solving: Ability to understand the context, the users
and the constraints and select the most appropriate solution for a given design
Observation and design sensitivity: Ability 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.
Part B of CEED 2018 will have questions related to these topics:
Drawing: Ability to draw products, people or scenes in proportion with good line
quality, composition, proportion, perspective, and shading.
Creativity: Ability to think out of the box and come up with unique as well as
Communication skills: Ability to communicate concepts and ideas clearly with the
help of text and visuals.
Analytical and problem solving skills: Ability to understand the user and the
context, knowledge of properties of materials and process and their appropriate
12 use in design, originality of solutions, ability to create characters, plots and stories,
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