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Common Entrance Exam for Design ( CEED ) Sample questions April 21, 2009

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CEED (Common Entrance Examination for Design) is an all India examination conducted by the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay (IIT, Bombay), on behalf of the Ministry of Human Resources Development, Department of Education, Government of India for the Master of Designing [M Des.] course. I was to IISc, bangalore to take the test. About 300 -my estimation – people took the test. Before the exam I searched a lot of places for any sample papers or any such info and i found not much help.

Well, the exam consisted of 12-13 qstns, I dont rememeber. It was for 3 hours and 150 marks. The questions were
1. Pencil sketching, candle half open matchbox and some spilled sticks with emphasis on details etc.
2. Design a torch with an additional function[utilising power from dry cells] OR design a mascot for ‘a proposed underwater tourism project by Govt of India’
I chose the second option.
3. Eight unconventional/productive ways of using dead CDs.[Sketches]
4. Summarize the given paragraph.
5. Ten probs/defects with the tolilets of second class passenger trains.
6. Convert given news report into visuals.
7. Make two sculptures by using the given four basic figures[Sketches]
8. Design the base for a statue[pic given][Sketch]
9. Design gear train for a bicycle for an uphill task[engg. skills][sketches]
10. Design a mineral water bottle for children in the age group of 3-6 yrs.

Well, the rest I forgot.
Hope these will help someone.

Edit: I am adding my comment here.

Well, to talk about CEED, all the official information is available here: http://www.iitb.ac.in/%7Epge/home.htm

You need some exposure into design and related stuff to take the test confidently. I was totally unprepared for the test, dint have ANY idea about the questions. I was expecting more of mechanical/theory/design questions, but as you can see from my post, the questions were primarily based on pure design.

You need sketching skills. Its a must. and for that you need pencils, color pencils etc… carry some to or three pencils [of diff grades, like hb, 2b 4b and one harder one – 2H, am i right? -] get used to sketching when u r given one topic on the spot.

next, they test you for you observational skills. critical observation, they say.

then you need to have lil bit of graphic design exposure. there was a question, in which a figure was given which had the word ‘little’ in some bold font [like http://www.myfonts.com/fonts/jnlevine/sporting-life/ ] in a twisted way. you have to decipher the word contained in it. then you have to sketch another word in the same style.

try going thro some design related sites. i recommend http://del.icio.us/popular/design as a starter.

then verbal skills. like summarizing a paragraph

a lil bit of engineering skills is also required.

you dont need mini drafter etc. you need pen, pencil, dry coloring tools, eraser, pencils etc. i think you can use wet coloring tools also, but it eats away a good chunk of your time and spoils the paper. if you are a pro with watercolor, you can use that. you will be answering in the question paper itself. it is made of good grade drawing sheet.

then you have to finish off the test in the given time. I failed there. wen i saw the questions, i was thrilled. everything seemed to be easy, but i could do only half the questions. i left questions worth about 70 marks [out of total 150 ]. So dont get carried away by the questions. I enjoyed taking the test.

if you feel that you are talented enough, then go for NID test. I heard the test is more grueling, but you can conquer it by practice.
i think by this time you all might have taken the test. really sorry for this late reply.

and if any of you have any questions/queries or need resources regarding graphic design, feel free to contact me.

I had searched the net exhaustively for any info regarding questions, but so far found none. If you are a member of orkut, then try visiting the NID community and try seeking help there. Also the IISc community. Sometimes they can help you.

thanx and all the best. THANX TO YOU ALL FOR YOUR COMMENTS. THANX FOR VISITING MY BLOG. :)

deepak.

PS: I dont think you need much exposure in CAD to crack CEED. but be prepared for the unexpected, i have seen only one test. try to meet guys who have taken some other CEED test.

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1. R GnanaMaruthy - April 23, 2006

Thx a lot deepak…I need some help frm u..Hop u can help me out…Pls gimme a mail to aeronaut3010@yahoo.com

2. Kale mahesh Anant - July 24, 2006

Hello
ur blog is very nice
i was searching for the sample questin papers on the net for ceed2007 as i want to prepare for it
i am basically a mechanical engineer
being specific, a cad engineer
now a days working in a cad industry
willing to kno more about you
thanking you
regards

3. mayank - September 25, 2006

hi,deepak thanks alot for ur information piz tell me being a mech.engg. & ceed aspirant is it req to learn cad-cam how good enough 1 shud b in sketching.willing to know more plz check me out

4. karthik shekar - November 18, 2006

hello,
i was despertely looking for infrmation about ceed.thank you for the information.I need more help from you.I am a mech student graduating may 2007.can you give me more info about the exam and the course.please mail it to my email id.

thank you

5. sangeetha - December 31, 2006

Hi,
i am from the art background do i have to solve the engineering related questions & also i wanted more info as to where i can get more sample papers or some guidance. thanks bye

6. rajesh - January 14, 2007

Thanks a lot deepak…I need some more help from u..Hope u can help me out. I was searching sample questions.PLEASE SEND some more details regarding exam,& shall we bring mini drafter,colors…wat should we have for Xam
plz mail to dlsrajesh@gmail.com
THANKING U

7. deepak - January 17, 2007

this small effort is infact a great help 2 all the ceed aspirants .
Thanx!!!!!!!!!!!

8. deepak - January 17, 2007

if any other sites 4 help plz give me d link
mail id: deepak_kumar_archi@yahoo.com

9. rhea - January 22, 2007

hello, i am in IIIrd year mechanical i want to give CEED-08 so please can u guide me from the base, means from the frist step to give this exam.

10. Dee - March 9, 2007

This link is helpful for sample questions, but you will get the same questions along with the brochure also, I think. http://www.indiaeducation.info/Engineering/Entrance-Exams/IIT/CEED/sample.asp

11. Deepak Viswanath - March 9, 2007

Hello guys…
I am really sorry, very late for a reply. I gave up CEED hopes, now employed in some software company.

Well, to talk about CEED, all the official information is available here: http://www.iitb.ac.in/%7Epge/home.htm

You need some exposure into design and related stuff to take the test confidently. I was totally unprepared for the test, dint have ANY idea about the questions. I was expecting more of mechanical/theory/design questions, but as you can see from my post, the questions were primarily based on pure design.

You need sketching skills. Its a must. and for that you need pencils, color pencils etc… carry some to or three pencils [of diff grades, like hb, 2b 4b and one harder one – 2H, am i right? -] get used to sketching when u r given one topic on the spot.

next, they test you for you observational skills. critical observation, they say.

then you need to have lil bit of graphic design exposure. there was a question, in which a figure was given which had the word ‘little’ in some bold font [like http://www.myfonts.com/fonts/jnlevine/sporting-life/ ] in a twisted way. you have to decipher the word contained in it. then you have to sketch another word in the same style.

try going thro some design related sites. i recommend http://del.icio.us/popular/design as a starter.

then verbal skills. like summarizing a paragraph

a lil bit of engineering skills is also required.

you dont need mini drafter etc. you need pen, pencil, dry coloring tools, eraser, pencils etc. i think you can use wet coloring tools also, but it eats away a good chunk of your time and spoils the paper. if you are a pro with watercolor, you can use that. you will be answering in the question paper itself. it is made of good grade drawing sheet.

then you have to finish off the test in the given time. I failed there. wen i saw the questions, i was thrilled. everything seemed to be easy, but i could do only half the questions. i left questions worth about 70 marks [out of total 150 ]. So dont get carried away by the questions. I enjoyed taking the test.

if you feel that you are talented enough, then go for NID test. I heard the test is more grueling, but you can conquer it by practice.
i think by this time you all might have taken the test. really sorry for this late reply.

and if any of you have any questions/queries or need resources regarding graphic design, feel free to contact me.

I had searched the net exhaustively for any info regarding questions, but so far found none. If you are a member of orkut, then try visiting the NID community and try seeking help there. Also the IISc community. Sometimes they can help you.

thanx and all the best. THANX TO YOU ALL FOR YOUR COMMENTS. THANX FOR VISITING MY BLOG. 🙂

deepak.

PS: I dont think you need much exposure in CAD to crack CEED. but be prepared for the unexpected, i have seen only one test. try to meet guys who have taken some other CEED test.

12. Harish C.B - November 22, 2007

Hi deepak,

Ur Blog is extremely good.Gives an idea of how the test is gonna be.Any idea on the prospects?Like say for guys progressing in Indutrial or Product design?

13. raj acharya - December 11, 2007

hey deepek its really amazing , the way you’ve described everything of your experienc..
i needed info relating the preparation for pg in NID (product design and automotive design).. i don have any idea on what they’re expecting as solutions , and the pattern of their paper.. any site that would help me with the previous papers, or ways to prepare for the exam would help a lot..
thanking you..

14. gaurav - January 30, 2008

Hi deepak,

thanx for papers & hi all I junior to u all I am preparing for bachlor in product design plz help me for that

15. gaurav - January 30, 2008

hey deepak
plz help me dude I m new designer dont know much abt professional designing I design whatever comes in mind & thanx for links they r wonderfull & my email id is gaurav_ddeshpande@rediffmail.co.in

16. Bandita - March 18, 2008

Dear Deepak,

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You can have a look at the website www+sourcen+com for more information. I have also attached a power point presentation along with this mail that would give you a better idea of our organization. Do have a look at these and let us know if your profile matches with our requirements.

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17. md. tanweer ala m - April 10, 2008

hi . im tanweer from bhu applied arts final year .i qualified in first test of ceed 2008 now what will be the next step .and whats its process.and how much it is better than nid ,because i m passed nid too. thats why im in trouble.
and one thing i want to know more about ceed, how we can choose our discipline.and what is process.what is the mode of fee payement and how its costs ..
so sir pls rply me soon im waitin for u

18. nitin - June 4, 2008

i really dont @ceed but just i hear @it ,pls give some more information @it ,we r waiting 4 ur reply

19. shalini pandey - July 1, 2008

hi sir i m apllied arts final year student i want to crack ceed exam can u plz help me sir that what type of prepration i do .. i m wating fr ur rply sir …

20. 2006 - November 27, 2008

Good news! Thanks!,

21. Ritu - August 6, 2009

Thanks dude! was looking for CEED material for long!!!

22. subhasis - September 2, 2009

i m subhasis.. currently preparing for ceed, 2010,your words hav been a great help for me,thanx a lot!!!!.

23. raghu - November 19, 2009

hey Deepak,

this is raghu, n i have gone through your post and its comments. They r very useful to me, n the thing is i have applied for “New Media Design” at NID but not for CEED. I have no knowledge about the exam pattern/questions asked. I have searched in google thoroughly, but no where could i find anything related to NID question patterns/papers. Could you please suggest me some sites/things that i have to see/do. Right now am just practicing pencil sketches. What more should i have to do?

waiting for a reply as soon as possible..!!

24. raj - December 3, 2009

please can anyone help me to prepare for ceed.its just 1 month away spo please give the tips or the material as fast as possible.

25. Tejaswini - July 3, 2010

hi,i m in 2nd year mechanical student,i m willing to give ceed,plz help me,tel me from basics,frm where i should start,how to crack the CEED in first attempt???
reply as early as possible

26. Masood - August 22, 2010

hi,
m Masood,in final year mech engg…i preparing for ceed 2011,m practicing pencil sketches & crayon coloring..plz tell,what more i need to do ?? n wat to prepare for knowledge based questions…n plz tell me ,if ceed score is valid for colleges other than IITs & IISs…plz provide som study materials n useful sites….waiting for the reply……..PLZ PLZ MAIL ME SOON….my id “maq.mania27@gmail.com”

27. Swarnil Kaushik - September 3, 2010

Hey , plz help me out to get the sample papers regarding CEED examination , acc. to it’s syllabus.

28. Nikitha - October 18, 2010

would u please tell me how can we prepare for theentrance of nid

29. akhil - October 29, 2010

thanks a lot deepak for ur enriching blog on CEED, i m akhil… a final yr mechanical engg student preparing for 2011…. i m very much into drawing and CAD….

bro.. can u tell me about the prospects of a M.Des from an IIT… what are the key areas the design engineers have to deal with…

I GOT SOME PREVIOUS YEAR QUESTION PAPERS FROM THE CEED 2011 HOME PAGE….

30. Manju Singh - January 5, 2011

hey friend..,i m manju n i m doing biomedical engg.
seeking for getting admission in iit bombay in m.tech course, for dat i need to clr CEED…….so can u help me out for the related study material.

31. amu - July 13, 2011

hai frd……i am an ece student i want to crack ceed exam so plz give me some suggestions………..

32. Umesh Kumar - July 27, 2011

@ amu – Here is what it takes to crack CEED-

1. Design Exposure – essentail Imgrediants of Design and its process ( read through websites like designboom.com, etc
2. Creative thinking – Ability to come up with multiple views and solutions for a given problem in short time. exercise your creativity skills at morethansomething.com
3. Visual communication skills ( Ability to clearly represent your throughts in verbal and graphical manner) – get good visual perception sensibilities – coroflot.com
4. Experience – enough experience of knowing how to answer and what to answer in ceed exam. take simulations tests at ceed.dqlabs.in

hope this helps you….

33. prince singh - August 26, 2011

hey,
am prince singh .. am frm lucknow n i hve done bsc. it … now am intrsted in graphic designing .. so i wanna do pg in graphic designing so plzz tel me how can i prepare BOMBAY IIT or MIT colleges entrance exam ..which types ques ………plzz tell me …….

34. sibani - February 10, 2012

HEY myslf sibani I READ UR ARTICLE.. WEL ME PERSUNG MY BTECH 4TH SEM RYT NW IN ECE,.. N I WANA GIV CEED EXAM.. I NEED SME HLP FRM U.. I WANT TO CNTACT U.. DO CONTACT ME ON MY ID.. sibanirth0@gmail.com pls do reply sun on my id.. wil waut 2 ur cntact


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