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Syllabus of CEED Entrance Exam


CEED 2023 will consist of two parts:

1) Part A is an online test, contains objective questions of three types: Numerical Answer Type (NAT), Multiple Choice Question (MCQ) and Multiple Select Question (MSQ)

2) Part B is an offline test, contains questions aimed at testing design, drawing and writing skills

The detailed syllabus for CEED 2023 is provided below, but the questions asked in the exam can be from all (or some) of the topics.

CEED Syllabus - Part A

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) 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 problem
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


CEED Syllabus 2023

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 diverse solutions
Communication Skills Ability to communicate concepts and ideas clearly with the help of text and visuals
Problem Identification Skills Ability to understand the user and the context, knowledge of properties of materials and their appropriate use in design


Important Topics for CEED Preparation

Outline for beginners Inspiration & Design Development
Colour Terminology Mood, theme & colour inter - relationship
Design Theory Principles of Composition
Elements & Principles Of Design Colour Psychology & Optical Illusions
Natural & Geometrical Form Use of Measurements, Scale & proportions
Innovation in Design Developing Themes & Colour Associations
Optical Illusion Usage of colour in Compositions
Lettering Graphic, Animation & Product Design
Understanding Light & Shade Presentation Techniques
Form & Function Foreshortening & Perspective
Colour, Pattern & Texture Good Design vs. Bad Design
Drawing Fundamentals Exercises on imagination
Visual Logic Imagination & Doodling
Optical Illusion Developing Observation
Theme Development Graphics & Pictograms
Creative thinking & writing Innovation & Creation
Picture Analysis Inspiration & Creativity
Design Awareness Expression & Emotion
Memory Drawing 3D Visualization
Lateral Thinking Ornaments & motifs
Story pictures Art & Culture