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List of Important Topics for CEED 2023

Samiksha Rautela
Samiksha RautelaUpdated On: October 07, 2022 12:34 pm IST | CEED

CEED 2023 exam dates are out. It will be conducted on January 22, 2023 so the students who are planning to appear for the CEED 2023 exam can check out the important topics for CEED 2023 mentioned on this page to ace the final exam.

List of Important Topics for CEED 2022

CEED 2023 is scheduled to be conducted on January 22, 2023 through an offline mode. Students preparing for CEED 2023 need to go through the detailed exam pattern and syllabus of the exam in order to stay ahead of the game. The Common Entrance Examination for Design is held to provide admission in MDes and PhD programmes. Candidates appearing for the entrance test must be aware of the important topics for CEED 2023 as it would help them in enhancing their exam performance.

Acing the entrance exam of Design is not a walk in the park for aspirants. However, the task becomes easy if the preparation strategy is right. Students can scroll through the page and cover all the CEED important topics mentioned on this page to ensure admission in the desired design course & college. 

Detailed Syllabus of CEED 2023

Before finding out the important topics for CEED 2023, here is the detailed syllabus of the entrance exam of design:

CEED 2023 Syllabus: Part A

Visualisation & Spatial Ability

Analytical & Logical Reasoning

Environmental & Social Awareness

Language & Creativity

Design Thinking & Problem Solving

Observation & Design Sensitivity

CEED 2023 Syllabus: Part B


Problem Identification Skills

Communication Skills


Everything you need to know about the CEED 2023 Syllabus!

Also Read: Master of Design (MDes) - Eligibility, Top Colleges, Admission Process, Entrance Exams

CEED 2023 Important Topics for Part A

CEED 2023 is conducted in Part A & Part B. Part A has 41 questions for 100 marks and the types of questions are NATs, MSQs and MCQs. Here are some of the important topics for Part A of CEED 2023:

Famous designers & iconic products, design terminologies

Colour Theory

Understanding of 2D shapes & 3D objects and their spatial relationships.

Awareness of environmental factors (such as climate, water, population, vegetation, pollution, weather, natural resources)


Logical reasoning

Mirroring, tessellations, lights, sciography & shadows

Tech terms in the field of user interface (UI), virtual reality augmented reality & user experience (UX)

History of art, sculpture & literature

Environmentally sustainable & socially responsible design responses

Implications of environmental factors on the design of products, infrastructure, images & environment

Popular design terminologies

Awareness of social & cultural connection with the design

History of the designed artefact

English vocabulary & comprehension skills

General knowledge & current affairs

Photography terms & techniques

Popular logos: companies, automobiles or organisations

Art history and movements (including sculpture and literature)

Materials & manufacturing processes

Animation terms like walk cycles & comic structures etc.

Verbal & non-verbal reasoning


Application-oriented mathematics such as surface area & volume, directions, permutations & combinations, time & distance, 2D & 3D geometry etc.

Basic science fundamentals, mechanisms like gears & pulleys

Architectural awareness: history, monuments, elements & terminology

Globally recognised Indians & famous international personalities in the technology or corporate sector, performing, sports & fine arts

Discern subtle differences & aesthetic outcomes and detect concealed properties in day-to-day life

CEED 2023 Important Topics for Part B

Part B of CEED 2023 has a total of 5 questions for 100 marks. Some of the important topics that are a part of Part B of CEED 2023 are as follows:

Human & animal figures

Product & automobile sketches

Character study, comic strips etc.

Perspective drawings of objects, interiors, & exteriors

Storyboards & the character design

Creative writing like stories, one-liners etc.

Still life drawings

2D graphic: signages, posters, abstract, logos etc.

Design problem solving

User interfaces of apps, websites & gadgets

Good line quality, perspective, proportion, composition, and shading

Properties of materials and their apt usage in design

CEED 2023 Preparation Guide

Here is the preparation guide for CEED 2023. Candidates can click on the following links to polish their exam performance: 

Dos & Don'ts for CEED 2023

CEED & UCEED 2023 Exam Day Guidelines

CEED 2023 Previous Year’s Question Papers

CEED 2023 Mock Test

CEED 2023 Sample Papers

CEED 2023 Best Books

Also Read: List of MDes Specialisations in India

Students must note that CEED 2023 is an open-minded exam so the important topics for CEED 2023 are not limited to the ones mentioned on this page only. Candidates must keep solving last year’s question papers and sample questions to get a better grasp of the type and nature of questions. Doing so would also help them in increasing their speed and enhancing their understanding of CEED important topics.

Stay tuned to CollegeDekho for more preparation tips & tricks on CEED 2023!

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