September 13, 2011

CEED 2012 preponed by a month!


Dear friends,

Please note that CEED 2012 has been pre-poned by a month.

Normally CEED exam is held in 1st week of January, but this year it is decided that it will be held in 1st week of December.

CEED 2012 exam date: CEED examination will be held on 4th December 2011, 2 to 5 pm. Find more information here

CEED 2012 forms have released yesterday, on 12th September 2011 and last date is 7th October 2011. Please find more information here 

Best of luck.

60 comments:

Pratheek_ir said...

Thanks a ton dude! :) :) :)

Sushil Tripathy said...

hey thnx.....man....i really appreciate ur blog....gives us a lot of information .......... am trying for CEED n hav also finished filling up the form ......can u suggest me how to make a good portfolio n wht r the important stuffs we need to add in our portfolio.......

Prasanna Gadkari (M.Des in Product Design from I.I.Sc. ) said...

Hi Sushil,
you can find some tips on making portfolio here
Best of luck

hfh said...

Hey Prasanna,
Dude nice Blog!!!
Kindly let me know If i have to appl seperatley for IISc and other colleges, i mean to fill seperate application.

Rgrds,
Rilson

Prasanna Gadkari (M.Des in Product Design from I.I.Sc. ) said...

Hello Rilson,
I hope you find this blog useful :)
... The most ironic part is you have to wake up every morning and visit all the sites of institutes you want to apply to, because sometimes they announce the dates with deadlines only a week away!! Yes, you have to apply to all the institutes separately.

hfh said...

Thanks Prasanna,

Must tell you, Its a great blog! Got lot of info about CEED from you, Thanks Buddy!!! :)

Rgrds,
Rilson

Prasad Sandbhor said...
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Prasad Sandbhor said...

Hi Prasanna, your blog is very helpful. i have registered for CEED12 and there are few doubts, i think you'd answer:
> in the brochure they have mentioned that this year exam'd be in two parts, how different would it be from previous years'? i mean what'd be asked in section A (screening test, as they say) and B?
> i'm in final year of electronics engg at Pune University and our 1st sem exams are scheduled between 24th Nov to 3rd Dec, what do u say, would a preparation of 2 hrs daily be sufficient?

Prasanna Gadkari (M.Des in Product Design from I.I.Sc. ) said...

Hello Prasad,
1. From what i understand, you need to clear the screening part, only then your Part B will be evaluated
2. 2 hours a day practice is not really sufficient according to me, but maybe if you do it pretty intensely, it might help you. Speaking from my experience, it depends on what exactly you do in those two hours, unlike me taking breaks every 20 min ;)

Best of luck

Gitika Masand said...

Hi Prasanna,

Thanks a lot for posting this blog and helping CEED aspirants (including me) :)

But I am still confused with what should be included in my daily preparation. I am working in a IT company since 3 years and have done B.E (IT).

Prasanna Gadkari (M.Des in Product Design from I.I.Sc. ) said...

Hello Gitika,
You can read my post on my 40 days preparation for CEED here or you can read my post on how to prepare for CEED here
If you have more specific doubts feel free to ask further.
Best of luck!

Rickey said...

hi prasanna

Your blog is like a torch showing path for young desinger (like me) who want make career in design but dont know what is right direction to go. so thank a lot for this blog.
i had one doubt about question of expressing feeling by colour that was asked in last two CEED exam by ginving picture of shoe and car and asked to fill colour. can u give us some idea about that......

one again thanks for all ur help...

Prasanna Gadkari (M.Des in Product Design from I.I.Sc. ) said...

Hello Rickey,
I am really happy that you found the blog useful. The question of coloring the car or shoe tests your knowledge of interpretation of colors. Mainly the form being fixed, you can choose appropriate colors (e.g. red for "angry"), appropriate value of color (e.g. applying thicker and deeper color strokes for "angry"), appropriate use of texture (e.g. rough, fizzy, gritty texture representation for "angry")
And most importantly, dont forget to fill the background (or space) with suitable attribute. The "angry" shoe may have flames in background!
As an example the feminine car will be of light color, with glossy texture and with some delicate floral pattern of hood and other suitable places. The background may consist of light blue color with flowers and other delicate subtle forms.
Feel free to ask your further doubts.
Best of luck!

Prasad Sandbhor said...

Hi Prasanna,
what i meant is since term-end is on the way, all i can manage is 2hrs a day for CEED! But thanks to your blogs, they help me in staying focused.
By the way, everywhere they mention it like 'a valid CEED score'...what is it exactly? Is there any score-range approximately could be called 'valid'? i could not find it anywhere on net, no cut offs or anything.

Prasanna Gadkari (M.Des in Product Design from I.I.Sc. ) said...

Hello Prasad,
Best of luck preparing with the little time you can spare. Hope you make the best use of it. You may also want to read the post about crash preparation of CEED here
‘Valid CEED score’ is a certain percentile (not to be confused with percentage) of the aspirants who appeared for CEED who are declared to have cleared the exam. As a rough example, say the candidates who attain top 25 percentile of the total aspirants. Now this percentile is decided by the number of candidates attaining highest score and where you stand with respect to them. Thus it is very difficult to put an exact value for the ‘cut off’ unless you have the entire result sheet with you!
Don’t get bogged down by this, just give your best shot for CEED
Best of luck :)

Bagad Baba bole.....!! said...

Hey Prassanna,
Speaking of hours.......how long would it take you to draw the 50 figures in a day.............I just need a benchmark so I can work my way towards it.
How many hours did you practice in a day....??

Prasanna Gadkari (M.Des in Product Design from I.I.Sc. ) said...

Hello,
It all depends on the types and the quiality of the sketches. I used to and still draw till i get bored. I just practiced till there was no fun in practicing it further. If you really want to benchmark, I am not the best candidate. I used to sketch something like 8 hours a day while i was at home before CEED and consumed more than 400 pages in 40 days, if you really want to know (not counting the pages i made planes or boats out of!)
Best of luck

Prasad Sandbhor said...

Hi Prasanna,
In few of your previous blogs, you have discussed about old CEED papers, question types and how to tackle. While going through,i came across a question about finding five problems and solutions to a pressure cooker picture given in one of those papers. i'd find only one problem-its lid, it's preferable to have it closing inside the body to avoid any mishap. Have you given a thought to it? what'd be other problems?

One more thing, CEED has a 'visual perception and design sensitivity' section, where'd i get those kind of problems for practice apart from old Q papers?

Aavishkaar S. said...

Hello Prasanna,
As you say in introduction, Product Design is very little known in India and after reading few of your blogs i feel you ARE creating awareness among people about it! congrats and keep it up!
i would like to share what i felt to be missing here: CEED seems to be 1st step towards becoming Master of Design (M.Des.). Bue what are different opportunities in this field? Where do M.Des. people stand in manufacturing/production hierarchy? what kind of jobs do they get? which companies? Also, i read that NID offers a Post Grad Diploma whereas IITs offer Masters in almost same subjects, do they differ? to what extent?

Prasanna Gadkari (M.Des in Product Design from I.I.Sc. ) said...

Hello Aavishkaar,
Thanks a lot for your appreciation. Your suggestion is really helpful. I should include opportunities and the where you might land after doing MDes. Thanks again buddy. I will start working on that soon.

megha said...

hey...
i had a few doubts concerning the comic strip questions..
is it compulsory to draw using a pencil??
as my hand goes more freely when i sketch using black ball point or gel pen..it gives a better edge to the sketches..
and also being a b.tech student i am not aware of colleges considering ceed score apart from the IITs and IISC.. can u name a few good ones.. and also around what time do we have to apply for those colleges.. it will be a great help to me..

Prasanna Gadkari (M.Des in Product Design from I.I.Sc. ) said...

Hello Megha,
In general, except for the questions that say that using pencil is mandatory, you can use any other medium. What you should keep in mind is, the quality of paper on which CEED is printed is not very good and not generally suited for mediums that have tendency to blot and spread. Hence I suggest you to carry pencils with you along with gel ink pens.

I have not looked much around to see which good colleges consider CEED score apart from IITs and IISc.

You should keep an eye on websites of the institutes you want to apply to. Many institutes don’t even wait for the results! So keep your eyes peeled!
Best of luck.

Amit Mazumder said...

Hi Prasanna

many thanks for all the informations.These are really useful and has really helped me in my preparation....I need one help ... i am not aware of the career oppurtunities after completing the Mdes program...Can you please provide information about the companies which provide job oppurtunites for designers

Amit Mazumder said...

Hi Prasanna

Many thanks for your blog....all the information are really very helpful and has really helped me lot in my preparation for CEED,...but i am not aware of the career opputunities for designers in India ...Can you please tell me about the companies in india which offer the job oppurtunities and also the salary .Thanks once again!!!

ajazzz said...

nic blog...!!
btw sir can you plz tell me how i can learn texture ...em little good with mah sketching btt i don't have much knowledge abt texture drawing...plzz help...
and form where we can find admit card.??

ajazzz said...

i have lots of paper for last exams..how can i determine my ans are wrong or right..???
ny solutions for ppr.??

Prasanna Gadkari (M.Des in Product Design from I.I.Sc. ) said...

In CEED there are no right or wrong answers, so dont worry

Satish Srinivasan said...

Hi Prasanna,

Great Blog!

Apart from the drawing ability section, what do you suppose is the quality of the sketches expected?

If we have to draw sufficiently well to communicate the intent, gesture drawings will suffice (especially in story boards)? If I get the gesture along with line weights and perspective, that'll be OK?

Do you think they'll care about line quality and lighting/texture there?

Prasanna Gadkari (M.Des in Product Design from I.I.Sc. ) said...

Hello Satish,
Thanks for the nice comments
It would be ideal to draw with proper line weights and shading, especially in drawing ability section, where they have mentioned that credit will be given for ability to sketch.
While, for story boarding you can sacrifice a bit on these.
Again, this is my opinion. The real constraint is the time. So there will be some trade off on quality.
Best of luck

Amit Mazumder said...

Hello
Can we use Black ball pen for drawing in Ceed?

Prasanna Gadkari (M.Des in Product Design from I.I.Sc. ) said...

Hello,
I believe, you can use a black ball pen in CEED, but i recommend using a pencil. I have observed that many good ideas actually come when you are sketching something, and pencil gives you flexibility for you to modify it and add details later on.
Best of luck

Prasad Sandbhor said...

Hi Prasanna,
CEED'12 was fun. There were 50 observation based MCQs, sketching Q about 'favorite car' or '5 yr old boy on chair'. And there was usual 30 mark design problem...i tried my best at sketching though i had hardly practiced regularly..waiting for 20th January now!
thanks a lot for such helpful blog!!

chintan said...

dude can you suggest any book for CEED?

chintan said...

dude can you suggest book for CEED?

Prasanna Gadkari (M.Des in Product Design from I.I.Sc. ) said...

Hello Chintan,
I dont have any idea if any book is available on CEED. I am still looking

manish said...

hey prasanna
i red thru ur guidlines...bt i need some guidance frm u...plzz drop me ur gmail address..so that i cn b in touch wth u...if u dun wnna drop it here u cn mail me on manish024024@gmail.com...
do rply....!!!!

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chintan said...

so can you guide me for CEED2013?

Prasanna Gadkari (M.Des in Product Design from I.I.Sc. ) said...

Hello Manish,
You can send your e-mails to pg2005.pg@gmail.com

Prasanna Gadkari (M.Des in Product Design from I.I.Sc. ) said...

Hello Chintan,
This blog is specifially written for this purpose only ... to help you :)

Masood said...

hey Prasanna,
Can u plz analyze ceed 2012 paper n tell us how ws it...n also give sometips about portfolio ....i knw only pencil skecthin..wat shud i do is der a chance to get selectd only on the basis of pencil sketches... plz rep

Prasanna Gadkari (M.Des in Product Design from I.I.Sc. ) said...

Hello Masood,
I dont have CEED 2012 paper as of now. I am waiting for IIT-B to upload it on their website here : http://www.gate.iitb.ac.in/2k12/ceed/
You will find a few tips about making a portfolio for admission here
Your selection depends on the skill you have put in your pencil sketches. I cannot comment on it without seeing how you have drawn and what thinking you have put into it.
Best of luck

manish said...

thnxx a lot dudee...!!!!

Amit Mazumder said...

Hi

CEED results are out ,Got AIR 76, Which all institute can i apply and I have chceked in the website of the respective IITs there is no mention for admission for Mdes yet,Please can you tell me by when the respective IITs start the admission procedure

Deepika Sahai said...

Hey Prasanna,

You have created nice informative blog. :)
Need your help in IIT-B IDC test. What kind of questions are asked in it. Is it purely design based or other general awareness questions are askd too. Help me know how should i prepare for it. My field is Interaction Design. :)

Prasanna Gadkari (M.Des in Product Design from I.I.Sc. ) said...

Hello Amit,
Congratulation on your score. The dates are not fixed and vary a lot each year.
You will need to continue checking the websites of the institutes you wish to apply for. Secondly, you can apply to any/all of the institutes you wish for apply for. Once you apply you will get invitation for DAT, and subsequent process will follow
Best of luck

Prasanna Gadkari (M.Des in Product Design from I.I.Sc. ) said...

Hello Deepika,
Thanks a lot for your appreciation :)
I do not have specific tips for IDC, but I have compiled a few tips for preparation of DAT here
You might find more relevant links on this page
Plz feel free to ask if you have any further doubts
Best of luck :)

ITs OK IM HERE NOW said...

Amazzzing blog dude..!!!
Found most of the guidance i was looking for right here..!!
you are doing a great job..!
I do need some guidance...
i recently came across a website "http://ceed.dqlabs.in/"
have you heard of them ..they are bangalore based and do you recommend them
thanks alot
please mail me
brendon.dcruz@yahoo.com
thank u :)

Prasanna Gadkari (M.Des in Product Design from I.I.Sc. ) said...

Hello,
Thanks for the encouragement :)
will write more. You can suggest me something that you want, and i can post about it.
I have no knowledge about dqlabs, to recommend them. sorry :(

Deepika Sahai said...

Hey Prasanna, the frst link that u shared is not opening. Pls see to it and share the link again...:)

Prasanna Gadkari (M.Des in Product Design from I.I.Sc. ) said...

Hello Deepika,
sorry for the big foul up... here is the link without HTML code http://teacupblog.blogspot.com/2010/10/design-aptitude-test-and-interview.html
guess high time to learn it better :P

shreyas said...
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Jade Phoenix said...

Hey Prasanna, I have a question which is a bit off-topic, but as I did not come across any general questions link, here it is. =)

I'm trying for this year's CEED, and wish to apply for Visual Communications at IDC primarily. Now, according to my understanding, IIT-D and IISc get ruled out as my interest is mainly in VC, Graphic Design and New Media, but Guwahati and Kanpur both have generic M.Des. Programmes, wherein you can further streamline your learning through appropriate electives.

So have I got it right? And if I have, should I apply for these two as well if I clear CEED?

Prasanna Gadkari (M.Des in Product Design from I.I.Sc. ) said...

Hello Jade Phoenix,
Nice wordpress blog you got there! Nice poems and books :)
About your question... Yes you perfectly got it right! Infact, its not so much of general design course at IIT-K and IIT-G... you can choose to specialize by mixing and matching right electives!
Also, have you considered applying to NID? Its got a different and more focused VC course
Best luck :)

Jade Phoenix said...

Oh, thank you for the compliment! ^.^

Yes, I'm applying for NID as well, but from what I've gathered from previous papers, NID has a larger focus on strong design concepts than practical application. So that's why it falls to a second choice for me.

Another question, if I may - I've read through your blog but nothing answered this specifically - how are our answers rated in CEED? As in, it is pretty obvious that there are no right/wrong answers, just one better than the other. So how do I score my own tries when I solve those or similar questions?

Prasanna Gadkari (M.Des in Product Design from I.I.Sc. ) said...

Hello Jade Phoenix,

Your observation about NID is very correct

The answer ratings criteria are generally listed against the questions itself. Often you will read this line "your solution will be evaluated based on..." While this criteria is set, the exact marking is subjective to the person evaluating your question and also on the quality of solutions he has seen till now. Therefore i always recommend a strategy of doing something very unique and different, so you can improve your chances of scoring better. It is true, that you cannot evaluate how good your solutions are, but i can give my opinion over them if you mail it to me. Also i can suggest what area you need to improve upon. You can mail me the solutions on pg2005.pg@gmail.com

Hope i was able to satisfy your doubt

Enjoy :)

jadephoenix said...

Alright, that was similar to what I'd figured out. :) But yes, it will be a great help if you could provide in your opinions and inputs on the solutions I come up with. Thanks a lot for that - would be an honour! :)

And I'm working on my sketching, perspectives and different views of everyday objects at the moment. I'm planning to start on the papers after that, so I guess I'd be bombarding you with questions around a month from now. :D I really hope it would be okay with you!

Prasanna Gadkari (M.Des in Product Design from I.I.Sc. ) said...

Hello Jade Phoenix,

I would surely review your work. Whatever it might be, sketches or solutions to papers, I would also be happy reviewing it. You can mail it to me in a word or PDF file.

Its very good you are sketching everyday objects in perspective. Just keep in mind that, perspective sketching is not absolutely essential. You can sketch very long or tall objects in perspective, but otherwise the quality of your sketches and ideas and how you convey it is more important. I feel you should never “force” perspectives onto objects.

Have fun sketching :)

siva krishna Indurthi said...

Hello Prasanna Gadkari sir,

I need some guidence to prepare for the CEED 2013.
Can you please give your valuable suggestions to prepare CEED exam to crack.

Prasanna Gadkari (M.Des in Product Design from I.I.Sc. ) said...

Hello Siva,
I would be glad to guide you
I recommend you begin your preparation by following this post
If you have any questions feel free to write them in comments of the relevant posts
Best luck :)

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