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10 Useful Tips to Crack CEPT Entrance Test 


Tip No. 1 - It is very essential for CEPT Aspirants to be familiar with the syllabus & paper pattern for the entrance exams. For Example, there are four major sections in the CEPT SBST EXAM: Analytical & Logical Ability, English, Drawing Ability & Construction Awareness.

Tip No. 2 - Go through all original previous years papers of CEPT. Solve them in the given time limit, analyze your mistakes & be aware of your strong points.

Tip No. 3 - Though CEPT SBST & CEPT Urban Design are standard 3 hour duration paper, CEPT SID is for longer duration. Be prepared for the amount of time you have to devote for the exam.

Tip No. 4 - For CEPT SBST, pay more attention to building your Logical & Analytical Aptitude, but for CEPT SID creative aptitude is desired.

Tip No. 5 - CEPT exams are normally held in June - July every year. After the boards, students still have around 3 months for preparation. Usually students join a crash course at a good coaching class, its always better to start early: after class 10th or class 11th: helps to build a good foundation for the student.

Tip No. 6 - Meet Interior Designers / Town Planners / Civil Engineers in real time, for your chosen course respectively. Talk about their works, their journey's, their struggles etc. It will lend you a more clear & mature perspective about your career choice.


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Tip No. 7 - Keep a tab on the latest happenings in your respective fields. Read newspapers regularly and keep your ears open for any major developments related to your field. For Example, the bullet train project between Ahmedabad to Mumbai, was an important piece of news for CEPT SBST Aspirants.

Tip No. 8 - Solve Mock Tests regularly to keep a check on your progress

Tip No. 9 - Motivate yourself by reading works of successful people in your respective field, create google alerts, read related blogs and do whatever is required to create a genuine passion for your field.

Tip No. 10 - Create a time table to balance your time equally between your board exams & CEPT entrance preparation.

                    ALL THE BEST FOR YOUR CEPT EXAMS !!



About the Author: Anu Handa is an Interior Designer, DIY Artist, Co-Founder and Educator at Mosaic Institute of Design. She has been the lead blogpost writer at since 2009. Her educational background in Interior Design, Urban Planning and the English Language has given her a broad base to cover a range of topics in her articles. Anu has spent 15+ years training Design & B.Arch Aspirants for entrance exams.

Passionate about Design Education, she’s briefly worked with Annamalai University as a paper setter for Design Exams. Likes to write about Design, Architecture and related fields, on online platforms like Quora. Aims at challenging the conventional & age old teaching methodology