CEED 2017 Exam Analysis by Prasanna Gadkari

Jan. 23, 2017 asharma

CEED 2017 exam analysis by prasanna gadkari

CEED 2017 Exam Analysis by Prasanna Gadkari – The Common Entrance Examination for Design was conducted on January 22, 2017. Candidates, who appeared for the examination can check the CEED Exam Analysis by Prasanna Gadkari from this page. Mr Gadkarim is an engineering graduate who went on pursue Industrial Design from IISc Bangalore. Working with MNCs like Eaton Corporation, Larsen and Toubro has well equipped him to mentor the M.Des aspirants. Aware of the fact, he uses the new media platform to assist CEED aspirants in cracking the examination. Check the CEED 2017 Exam Analysis by Prasanna Gadkari from below.


What was New CEED 2017?

  • The introduction of the virtual calculator.
  • No negative marking in NAT.
  • Colours were not allowed in sketching question.
  • Sketching question was not of 50 marks but of 20 marks.

General Analysis of CEED 2017 Prasanna Gadkari

  • The overall level of difficulty in the examination was high.
  • Questions were lengthy and branch specific.
  • Part B had tough concept building and sketching questions.
  • Students were disappointed to know that the sketching question was only of 20 marks.
  • Since the virtual calculator was not mentioned in the brochure, many candidates missed it.
  • CEED 2017 proved to be more challenging, even for the candidates who were well prepared.

CEED 2017 Exam Analysis by Prasanna Gadkari

The Centres were Crowded but Well Organised: IIT Bombay chose ION Digital Zone centres to conduct the exam. Only 19 cities were chosen for conducting the exam and the centres were same for both CEED and UCEED. This made the centre overcrowded and created a little chaos. However, the trained staff managed it all very well. This year, Biometric verification was mandatory. Candidates also had to produce a Photo ID proof.

His Exam Analysis for CEED 2017 Part A: Mostly, the paper was based on visualisation and numerical aptitude but questions from colour theory, logos, fonts etc peppered it up.

Visualisation questions gave a tough time, esp. to engineering aspirants. These questions were time-consuming and the fact that duration of Part A was 1 hour increased the stress.

Numerical answer type questions required too much of calculation, for which the virtual calculator was provided on the top of right-hand side. Since there was no negative marking in the NAT, the candidates could take risk of relying on luck.

The distribution of questions and marks was as below:

Type of Question No of Questions Total Marks Negative Marking
NAT 10 30 marks No marking
MCQs 10 20 marks 0.6
25 50 marks 0.6
Total 45 100 marks   

CEED 2017 Exam Analysis by Prasanna Gadkari for Part B: The questions were as below

Questions from Varied Streams: Unlike last year, Part B did not begin with mandatory 50 marks sketching questions. All the 50 marks sketch based questions were from varied streams like visual communication, product design, interaction design and mobility, and animation. Candidates were required to attempt any one out of the given options.

More about Conceptual Development and Creativity: Next, the candidates had to sketch a banana vendor being chased by a dog and kid on tricycle watching. The sketch could either be still life or memory drawing. It carried 20 marks which came as a surprise to most of the entrants. CEED has always been associated with sketching but breaking the stereotype the exam this year was more about testing the conceptual development and creativity of the students.

Five Creative Use of a Bike Helmet: Another 20 marks questions was where the candidate had to demonstrate 5 uses of a bike helmet.

Story Telling: The question paper concluded with a story telling question. Candidates were required to write two stories of 3 lines with the word ‘Mango’, ‘Orphan’ and ‘Cycle Shop’. The total marks for this question was 10.

The distribution of questions and marks was as below:

S.No. Questions Marks
1. Question from varies streams 50 marks
2. Sketching 20 marks
3. 5 creative use of an object 20 marks
4. Story telling 10 marks
Total 100 marks

About CEED 2017

Through CEED, admission will be granted to candidates in Master in Design (M.Des). IIT Bombay, Delhi, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Kanpur, and IISc along with UPES will consider the score of CEED. The result will be announced on March 10, 2017.

The CEED 2017 Cutoff is as below:



Cutoff Percentage for Qualifying Part A










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