September 15, 2013

How to begin CEED preparation

As the saying goes "beginning is always the hardest". That is why we decided to write this post. 

To begin CEED preparation:

1. Download the old papers from IITB site.

2.Try solving them, without keeping anything for option. Also keep in mind, that you will get roughly 2 minutes per mark. That is, suppose the question is of 15 marks, you may consider finishing it in half an hour. This is not a strict rule, but it will ensure that you finish the paper in time.

3.Make a note of places where you are facing problems or are not able to solve in time

Solving the papers will make you understand where you lack. Then you can work on these area to improve your skills.

This way, you wont waste time practicing skills in which you are already strong.

Hope this method works for you :)

54 comments:

Ayushpratap said...

Good one, thank you PG.

richa arora said...

Thnku fr advice.. Bt plz tell me how shud i prepr fr maths.. M vry weak at maths.. N thrs nt much tym lft in ppr...

UPTU WORLD said...

Sir i am very confused about the ceed exam.....
1. If i select in the ceed this year after that what is the possibility to getting admission in any institute???
2. How much scholarship i will get from respective institute for during M.Des. ???
3. How many number of students are appearing this year approximately???

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

Hello UPTU WORLD,
1. Chances of selection are approximately (number of seats)/(number of candidates appearing) = (200)/(4000) = 5%
2. MDes candidates are entitiled for Rs. 8000 from Ministry of Human Resource Dev,.
3. About 4000 candidates will appear :)

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

Hello Richa,
I feel that if you have completed your graduation, your maths is strong enough to clear the simple problems that come in CEED. Still if you want to practice, good CAT books like R S Agarawal, are more than enough :)

UPTU WORLD said...

Thanks sir!!!
Sir kindly answer these question too-
1. After cracking CEED 2014, what is the chance to getting admission in M.Des. in any IIT/IISc?
2. What is the chance for getting admission in IIT Delhi??
3.What is the chance for getting admission in IIT Bombay??
4. What would be the total fee of M.Des. in any IIT?IISc. (including all fees like hostel, mess, exam fee, etc.)
5. Kindly suggest some E Book/ link/ website/ pdf for the preparation of part A of CEED 2014.
6. As i am EE student, not much good in drawing, so kindly suggest me some trick/guideline so that by doing handwork i can creak this and if possible kindly send me some E Book/ link/ website/ pdf too on my Email Id: aamrendrapal@gmail.com or my facebook account www.facebook.com/palamrendra

Koustuv Roy said...

Hi Prasanna, I had a query for the questions where one has to identify the problems in a scene like railway station, bus stop, canteen etc and give solutions with sketches.

In these type of questions, should one sketch each idea separately or one should sketch the whole scene in totality and then mark their additions/edits mentioned in each point?

Which one is the preferred way of answering this type of question?

Thanks,

Zeeshan Mubasshir said...

hi sir, i already posted the comment but i didnt got the reply, sir my question is for product and communication design, how to answer this questions, plz help me by guiding
thank you

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

Hi UPTU WORLD,
1., 2.,3. ITs hard to tell, becuase it depdends on number of applicants and the cutoffs
4. you need to check the IIT websites for this
5. i havent found any such links. if you come across let me know

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

hi Koustuv.

If you have gone through the previous years paper, you will see indivisual areas in answer sheet assigned for each idea, so you need to answer each idea seperately and not in a single object.

Besides this, its a good idea, to draw the background objects in faint and your idea/add-on in darker tone. This will communicate your idea of improvement in a better way

All the best :)

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

hi Zeeshan,
I dont see the comment here
Can you please email it to me?

UPTU WORLD said...

sir how many question i have to attempt of part A for qualifying part B???

UPTU WORLD said...

In part B there are three question for optional type i.e. visual communication, product designing, animation designing (2013). If i want to study industrial designing which part i have to do??
And if i attempt animation designing in the ceed after that can i get admission in visual communication ??? kindly clarify this point ???

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

Hi UPTU WORLD,

Its hard to tell what will be qualifying score for Part A, since it depends on number of students who appear and how difficult the paper is. But i suggest attempt as many as possible and attempt only if you are sure of the answer

For Part B, its alright to attempt questions of the branch you are not applying to. In the interviews you can always explain that you found that question simpler. Besides, it shows your multidisciplinary knowledge

All the best :)

Chetan Yadav said...

Hello, Long time :) Exam is on the horizon and I'm not excited at all :(

Chetan Yadav said...

OMG! new profile photo :D
Good change!

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

Hi Chetan,
Its been so long!! Hey, where have you been?
I thought you were married by now :D
I cut my hair short, so a new pic :P
Its good you are not excited, you will solve your paper calmly and peacefully :)
Best of luck!!

Chetan Yadav said...

Haha Ha That was a good joke :)

Poonam Wagle said...

Hi prasanna,.. cud u plz let me knw whether there is negative marking for unattemted questions in ''part A'' of CEED? so that in case, i hv no clue abut a question asked..., would it be better to leave it unanswered ?..than getting a negative marking fr a wrong answer?

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

hi Poonam,
If you attempt the question correctly, you will get +2 marks,
If you attempt it incorrect, you will lose -0.5 marks,
and if you dont attempt it you neither lose nor gain any marks!
All the best for tomorrow :)

Poonam Wagle said...

Thanks a lot.

Chetan Yadav said...

Paper was cool, found PartA easier than that of last time..but had some questions which were completely luck dependent...i made sure not to make ANY guesses in those. And question like A4 sheet size was- free ke marks, i once studied it but had forgotten at the exam time...had brain open at the time so took my ruler out and measured the admit card. There was another ques of golden ratio with a square and adjoining rectangle to it as the figure, i applied brain here as well, took the ruler out again and measured the sides of square and rectangle right on the monitor...ehehe...square had 2.5*2.5 while rect. had 1.5*2.5, calculated 2.5/(2.5+1.5); =app 1.6 And got the answer. I did this last yr as well which had ratio of wide screen, then i had measured the dimensions of the monitor i had :p
PartB; Ques1-sketch a man opening a fridge OR sketch a scooter with a man standing next to it. Ques2- write a description of club house scene, pic was given. Ques3- 3uses of umbrella apart from conventional use of protection against rain and sun. Optional1-design website interface for a movie complex. Optional2-comic strip, which needed min 20 frames (who has time to sketch 20 frames that too when scene was to show a crowded railway platform). Optional3- problem and solution regarding street drains etc...The only problem was...i found the PartB a little lengthy, don't know about others. For me, it was so lengthy that i didn't have time to color anything :( But no still life sketching question was a treat, i just can't sketch a plate and stuff on it, hehe

Nisha said...

what will happen if I have attempted the answer of part b on the sheet but not marked on the computer that I have answered...

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

Hi Nisha,
Even if you have not marked your Part B question on the online system, it will be evaluated, to the best of my knowledge. This is because, its physical copy is present and it will be forwarded to the concerned examiner. So dont worry :)

Nisha said...
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Nisha said...

hey thanks! Your comment made me feel better..

Nisha said...

I was worried cause the computer says I answered only 2 out of three questions under the mandatory section....of Part B

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

Conputers say the darnest things :P

Pooja Shandilya said...

Sir, I want to crack CEED 2014, I haven't started preparing yet, is it still possible? :O my sketching skills are ok ok, not outstanding.. please guide me..also what is the total marks of part A and part B?

jawahar sahu said...

Plz help me in preparation for ceed.how to start n which portion

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

Hi Pooja,
Really sorry that i missed out your post :(
Hope you are doing well. If you are still thinking about CEED, plz email me.
Thanks

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

Hi Jawahar
Like the post says, just start solving CEED papers. You will get an idea on how to proceed and what all you find difficult. Then you can improve on that aspect. To start the preparation, just start with Q1 of 2011 paper, as it is the easiest.
All the best!

jawahar sahu said...

Thanks a lot...

neharika thakur said...

I am not very good in drawing
Will you please suggest me
How can I crack ceed
I am good in visualisation , imagination and creative skill and in logical reasoning

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

Hello neharika,
You know you may not be bad at drawing but perhaps bad at expressing ideas through sketching. This is what is tested in CEED. Since i need to personally see your sketching and other skills, can you drop me a mail on pg2005.pg@gmail.com

neharika thakur said...

Ok I'll drop you a mail
Till the time can you tell me any book or any other material I can use to improve my preperation on ceed I have to clear ceed 2015 at any cost .. :-P

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

Hello neharika,
If learning sketching is your only obstacle, then "Drawing made easy" by Subodh Narvaker is a must study book! It has awesome sketching techniques which are easy and quite applicable for CEED. You can easily buy this book in all major book stores :)

neharika thakur said...

Ok prasana thanks and please tell me where can I prepare for Part a as without clearing it part b will be useless :-/

neharika thakur said...

And I am pretty sure if you will keep helping me like this through my preperation which I just started for 2015 I am gonna make it to IISC :-)

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

Hi neharika,
I also hope you make it to IISc :)
For Part A, here is a simple strategy: Go through the Part A questions of old paper and then make a list of topics that the questions are asked from. Once you have this list, you can study to as much depth as you want :)
This approach should clear almost 80 percent of the CEED Part A paper. More than whats needed!

neharika thakur said...

Can you give me your email I'd ?

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

its pg2005.pg@gmail.com

neharika thakur said...

The book helps :-)

Avi said...

Hi,
can you please mail that book to me....PLease

Rajat Deshmukh said...

Hello sir,can you please tell me whether Mechatronics engineering students can write the CEED exam

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

Hi Avi,
I dont have the book in soft format. Besides "Drawing made easy" is quite popular book and is available in all major book stores all over the country :)

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

Hello Rajat,
As the CEED eligibility criteria goes, since you have BTech degree, you can surely appear for CEED :)

Sukanta Paul said...

I am a student of design studying in Pearl Academy, New Delhi.I am studying communication designing (BA HONS) with advertising and graphics issued by Nottingham Trent University (UK).4 year course including one foundation year.I wanted to know whether I am eligible for an MA in automobile/transportation designing or communication designing after i complete my graduation from idc or other iits?

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

Hello Sukanta,
I am pretty sure you fulfil eligibility criteria laid down by IITB as laid down here as per the point 4 listed there. But since i am not the authority of this matter i recommend you to speak with the IITB administration about the matter.
All the best :)

Debarati Rakshit said...

Hi,

I have started a blog www.debaratirakshit.blogspot.in
I am setting up myself with new challenges and DIY (Do-It-Yourself) projects.
The whole idea is to be engaged in something creative continiously; be it writing (yes, you can include that too in your portfolio), painting, doodling, photography or any other kind of comple creative projects. Beacuse trying to solve questions everyday become monotonous. It is a more natural way of letting our creative juices get their exercise (and a strong step towards building our skills and portfolio).

We can also collaborate in different projects.

Not: Don't say you do not have time. I work in a Big 4 Consulting Firm. Its about our priorities.

Lets get started! :D

www.debaratirakshit.blogspot.in

tanya purohit said...

Hey....
I am a graduate from NIFT in accessory designing and will be taking the CEED test this tym. Kindly help. I am jz nt abl to understand what to prepare and how to prepare. I am more worried about the part A. Awaiting reply.....

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

Hello tanya,
In order to prepare for Part A, you will need to make a list of topics that have appeared in the Part A of past CEED papers. If you wish, you can write me an email and i can send you some of the practice material i have compiled
All the best :)

whimsical_9 said...

Hello! I just started my preparation for CEED..i dont know how to proceed with it.I'm an engineering graduate.Are there any books that I can study from apart from the previous years' papers?Or any classes that I can join in Mumbai that you may have heard of?
Thanks a lot!:)

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

Hi,
CEED is best approached through self-study in my opinion, therefore i always recommend solving old question papers and get it reviewed through some expert, like those available on 'CEED 2015' Facebook group. Yet i know, classes works for some people. I am not in a position to comment on the CEED classes in Mumbai because i have not attended them. So i feel, its a good idea to catch hold of someone who can give you a first hand account of his experience :)
All the best :)

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