CEED 2020 Preparation Strategy

Subhashri Roy Updated On: 21 Jan, 2020 12:59 IST

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CEED Preparation Strategy 2020

Candidates aspiring to appear for CEED 2020 need extensive preparation. As the CEED 2020 syllabus involves a wide range of topics, the candidates must prepare a strategy to balance the time so that they can cover all the subjects and topics. The students must also focus on 3D drawing skills, as they will have to imagine a draw a 3D structure in the exam. CEED is an exam where the creativity of the students takes centre stage. Therefore, candidates must think innovatively and make sure that their thoughts are unique and different from others. Those with unique creative skills will have better chances to score well in the CEED 2020 exam.

Besides focusing on the theoretical topics of the CEED exam, the candidates must read comics or daily cartoon strip in newspapers so that they can present their views in a storytelling format.

CEED 2020 exam was held on January 18, 2020. The preparation may be of two kinds such as short-term preparation and long-term preparation. One can achieve a better score in CEED with long-term preparation, but short-term preparation also has its own set of advantages. Therefore, students who devote only three to four months for exam preparation need not worry, as they can get a better score with a good preparation strategy.

For the benefit of aspirants, we have listed some significant preparation tips for CEED 2020 exam.

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CEED Preparation Tips, Suggestions, Strategy

Here are some of the CEED 2020 preparation tips, suggestions and strategy. This CEED preparation strategy is prepared as per the suggestion and advice of experts.

Enhance Your Creativity

Candidates must read topics based on Interaction Designs and Visual Communications. Various books having these topics are available in the market. Candidates can also study these topics online through E-commerce websites.

Solve Question Papers of Previous Years

Candidates must know the CEED exam pattern of previous years and try to solve questions on a regular basis. By solving CEED sample papers, candidates will be able to build their confidence to appear for the CEED exam. So, it is advisable to download the previous years' papers from the official portals of various institutes such as IIT and try to solve them.

Enhance 3D Drawing Skills

Candidate should try to improve their drawing skills for qualifying the entrance exam. Candidates must be able to imagine and draw a 3D model of the structure. Candidates can boost their 3D skills by drawing common designs of household items such as fruits, fridge or any other thing. Constant practice will make you learn more about sketching which will, in turn, prepare you better. 

Boost Your Creative Thinking

CEED exam tests creativity and creative thinking of the candidates. Therefore, candidates must try to answer the questions asked in the exam in a different way if they want. Doing this will surely increase the chances to qualify for the exam.

Proper Time Management

Candidates must split their time for the various topics covered in CEED exam pattern. If a candidate is good at drawing, then he/she must devote more time to increase his/her skills in other topics and general awareness.

Read Daily Cartoon Strip:

Candidates must read the daily cartoon strips online or in newspapers as it helps to develop a candidate’s overall ability to present their views in a storytelling format which will have a good impact on the evaluator.

Important Books for Part A

  • Bhushan Patil's Seeds For CEED
  • Robert W.Gill's Basic Rendering 
  • Joseph D Amelio's Perspective drawing 
  • Changes by Design by Tim Brown.

Important Books for Part B 

  • Francis D.K. Ching's  Design drawing
  • Sketching Views of Drawings and General Things and Drawing Techniques by David Lewis
  • Donald A. Norman's The Design of Everyday Things 

Important Instructions for CEED 2020

Reporting Time:

  • Candidates must be present at the examination centre at 8:00 am on the day of the CEED 2020 exam along with a coloured printout of the CEED admit card.
  • This is necessary to record candidates' Biometric information before they sit for the examination. 

Examination Time: 10 AM to 1.00 PM.

Identity proof:

  • Candidate should bring a valid identity proof with photograph (original) to the examination centre.
  • Candidates will not be allowed to enter the examination centre without a valid identity proof (college issued identity card, driving license, Voter ID, passport, PAN card or Aadhaar card).


  • Every candidate must carry his/her own sketch pens, pencils, poster colours and other drawing materials for the CEED examination. 
  • Candidates are not allowed to take drawing sheets to the examination hall.
  • Electronic gadgets such as mobile phones, calculators, smart or digital watches etc. are strictly not allowed in the CEED examination hall. 
  • Use of any electronic gadget will result in disqualification of the candidate.
  • The seating arrangement will be displayed on the notice board of the examination centre.

CEED Preparation Tips by Toppers

CEED preparation tips by toppers can be a useful tool for this year’s CEED aspirants. Some preparation tips by CEED toppers have been given below:

  1. Preparation Strategy: Being thorough with the question types and pattern of the CEED question paper. Also, regular drawing practice will ensure not much time is wasted in drawing during the exam.

  2. Coaching Assistance: For those appearing for CEED for the first time, joining a best CEED coaching institute will be helpful. The applicants can choose to prepare for CEED 2020 entrance exam on their own as well.

  3. Important Topics: In part A, general knowledge regarding design is a very important topic whereas, in part B, the major focus should be on perspective drawing.

  4. Things to Avoid: Do not get overexcited and try to finish each question within the given time frame.

  5. The “3 P” Rule: Emulate the “3 P” rule of the toppers, which is, Practice Practice and Practice. CEED previous year question papers hold the key to success.

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