CEED


Here you can check the links that will guide you to the related pages regarding CEED 2015 and M.Des. Also please note that UCEED questions are similar to CEED Part A questions like I stated in many places in this blog, so I've also included UCEED links that are directly helpful to your CEED exam.


Check this before you start your CEED practice -     How to start and what to practice for CEED 2015 exam (NEW)

Weekly timetable for CEED Exam preparation(Latest)

Clear your doubts by asking here - 

Answer Key to Mock test - 3  

Like I mentioned in several posts of this blog, UCEED exam is similar to CEED Part A. In fact, UCEED questions are some what tougher than CEED and is really a good practice for you. So, do solve Mock tests for UCEED and UCEED previous years papers . 



4) Part-B practice exercises (*)



5. CEED related topics from UCEED


Here is a quick video tutorial on "How to start and what to practice for CEED exam" :



Solution to 2016 CEED paper

    CEED 2017 Part A Solutions 

Solution to 2016 CEED paper

     CEED 2016 Part-A solutions


Solution to 2015 CEED paper

    Answers to CEED 2015 Part - A

Solutions to CEED 2014 question paper



Solutions to CEED 2013 question paper


Solutions to CEED 2012 question paper



UCCED previous paper solutions




CEED Part B guide


Problem Identification and Analysis





    Design Problem solving

    Observation and Visualization skills


    Creative idea collections !



    4. CEED Important dates and eligibility criteria




    Image Gallery (collections)


    Let us see some of the art and creative works done by people (listed below). Going through this might give you a brief idea about sketching and art work that may help you with CEED exam as well as for your future as a designer. By understanding others ideas and concepts, it's likely that you may develop your own idea. That's why I included "Gallery" section for your benefit.

    Work by :


    101 comments:

    1. my rank is 122 AIR...my score is 39 and the min IDC reqmnt is 34....so is there any possibilities to get a call from IDC?

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      1. Hi Saha,
        First of all congrats for getting that rank. If they preferred 34 marks and if you had scored 39, then definitely you can apply for IDC, but the thing is they don't call you - you have to approach by putting an application in their website. Please check their admission portal.

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    2. plz share the answer key for yesterday's paper.

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      1. Question paper will be releasd in January. Till then I can't give the answers !

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    3. what is difference between ceed and u-ceed exam

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      1. CEED is a masters entrance (for M.Des) and UCEED is an undergraduate entrance (for B.Des)

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    4. hey Bhanu, i have been following since a long time, and your work is really appreciable.:)
      i am also a CEED aspirant. i gave the ceed 2015 exam , but could clear only part a .
      i plan to give this exam this year as well, but i am confused as to what way i should use for preparations as i am working in a 5 day working organisation as well.

      should i take some proper weekend coaches
      or
      buy correspondence material and work on it?
      or just practice by my own?
      coz i feel i need to brush up my sketching basically.

      or spending more time myself reading blogs and other stuff to improve lateral thinking would be better?

      plz guide.

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      1. By now, you must have understood part-A very well, since you have given 2015 exam. So, most probably you need sketch/design practice. Although design institutes are there, but ultimately it depends on your level of practice. Do this - in the next two weekends, practice some designs/sketches on your own, better if you can take previous CEED design questions, the reason is those questions have already been attempted by many and you can find them in FB forums, or in blogs. It will help you compare your work with others as well as help you in understanding your level. Once you know your level, and if you sense improvements compared to previous works, then you may go on your own pace.
        Else, if you find difficulty in picking up even with the available resources online, then better to search for alternatives like joining some institute or so. I don't think there's any good materials (books) esp. for design study. I have not come across anyone who told me regarding availability of good books for design exam (Part B) esp CEED. Please check.

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      2. thank you so much for such a quick and nice response. :)

        i feel the approach you have told is pretty good coz i also have a feeling that for this type of exam the amount of practice and research we put in ourselves will matter the most .

        will try what you told for next two weeks and analyse. will let you know too.
        Thanks so much again..:)

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    5. I have been attempting CEED for last two year but qualified part A only. I feel my sketching is not good enough. Should I go to coachings for this year?

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      1. How did you prepare last two years, did you tried solving design problems or just concentrated on sketches ? also, are you able to clear part a ? if not, then you should also care for general aptitude and I think going to coaching centre is not that imp, in this case. if every time you were not able to clear part b, then check my first question, are you taking design questions and practising ? or are you simply sketching (object type) ?. Let me know your status, then we will discuss about coaching centres.

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    6. Hi bhanu sir,
      One question regarding part b. As in part b the 50 marks question contains 4 options, product design, interaction design, animation design and visual comm. So is it necessary to prepare for all 4 options or only consider 2 or 3 options and practice accordingly.
      As m working i didn't get much time for preparation so its really hard to prepare for everything in this little span of time

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      1. Preparing only for one particular design stream is the worst practice as part of CEED is concerned, suppose u practised VC, but in exam u didn't get VC ques, then what will be ur situation ? and it's not mandatory that design ques are only from the four streams that u mentioned, in 2013, they asked UI design, as well as story writing. So, better stick to two or three streams, my preference are PD and animation (Story framing, story board/comic strip). Do prepare for at least two streams as far as possible !

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      2. Hello bhanu, I am planing to do my MDS in Interaction designing.While appearing for CEED exam is there any option like Interaction design question paper or all streams have the same question paper?

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      3. CEED/UCEED exam is common and not stream specific. You better go thru previous paper.

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    7. thank you sir for such a quick response. I understand what you have said. I personally prefer PD and interaction/UI design or VC design.

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    8. Hi bhanu sir,
      I have a problem, i am currently working in a IT firm,so i don't get much time for my preparation. I get only 5-6 hr for preapartion but i am not able to figure out how to prepare for both part a and b as both are important and i don't have time. I am only able to prepare one thing at a time either part a or b.

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    9. could you tell me that how much i have to attempt in part a for clear it for general
      category in ceed ?

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    10. Can u post solution for old CEED papers like 2010,09,08 or so.. It would be really helpful.

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      1. You need to adjust with whatever prev year sol's available in this blog for this year. I have covered parts of ceed 2009,10,11 both part A as well as part B, u can chk that in 'answers' menu tab at the top of this page, refer that.

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    11. Hi,

      Can you give some tips and tricks how to brush up Part A ?

      Thanks.. !!


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      1. There are many topics in part A to be covered, and searching for those materials are time eaters so the best thing is to cover whatever material u have at hand and. Try practising some online GA quizzes if any to check your status.

        You may watch my video for some more tips - Tips for 7 days CEED preparation

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    12. Hi,

      Can you post some more set of mock test ?

      Thanks.

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      1. You can try mock tests for UCEED too! they are very well related to CEED.

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    13. hello sir, can u tell what is the paper quality does ceed provide for part B

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      1. 1 mor thng sir. plz manage some time for part B sample que.
        really it is going to b very helpfull for us....nd tnx for da reply sir :):)

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      2. I don't want people to stress much on Part B at this time, provided you haven't started your preparation recently.

        I included plenty of practice questions for Part-B, check above for the links, I don't think you (or anyone) would have tried all those ques! If you have completed those ques let me know, anyway let me check in a couple of days.

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    14. Hi Sir,

      Wanted to kn ow if you attended CEED 2016 and how it was for you as compared to last year papers. Your response will be highly appreciated.

      Thank you

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      1. I didn't attempt Ceed this year. However one of our friend Shivam Upadhyay did and shared with me the pattern. According to him, part A and Part B, both are challenging and comparatively Part A was more time consumer than part B. Part B questions are from VC-logo design, PD, one sketch question of a doctor handling some medicines, and two story framing questions given three words.

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    15. hi can any body tell me the Last year 2014 and 2015 cut off marks part wise???

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    16. Hi Sir,

      I got an AIR 112 in CEED 2016. What are my chances?

      Thank you

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      1. Getting into IDC and IISC is difficult for you, but you might get better chances in other IITs. Anyway look for IDC cutoffs too, just if in case they accept your AIR, do apply coz portfolio is the next biggest thing! and if your works are good, you can get chances of getting placed.

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    17. Thank you sir :) . BTW which other institutes do you think are good for me to apply?

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    18. hii sir
      my AIR is 554 in ceed 2016 part b score is 30. which institute i need to apply...am eligible for applying IDC.
      thank you

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    19. hi sir
      task A (write critique on article)frm application of IDC, we need to take diff. article for every disciplines or we can submit sam article in every disciplines (if applied for more than 1 stream)??

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      1. I'm not sure, but I won't mind taking same article and writing critique about that in view from different streams; if I were to apply!

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    20. Hello Sir,
      I am getting the result as " You are NOT qualified for CEED 2016.
      Your Part B marks is 22, which is below the cut off of 30 in your category."

      If it is showing " Your Part B marks is 22".
      Does it mean I cleared Part A?
      Does part B also have cutoff?

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      1. Ya, ur Part A is cleared , yes Part B also has cutoff

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      2. Thank You Sir for the reply.
        I would like to know that approximately what rank or score is needed to get into IISC or IDC,

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    21. Hi sir,

      In the application forms, the marks( out of 100 ) they are asking, is it Part A+Part B or just part B?

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      1. If im not wrong, ques paper is part A is for 100 and part B is for 100, totalling to 200. Now, you now which one to fill!
        Fill Part B marks. Part A is not considered.

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    22. How to calculate our ceed percentile?

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    23. Hi sir,

      I qualified Ceed with 33.7 marks and rank of 407. Is there any chance of me getting into any IIT's or IISC. I don't know much about ceed. Just gave a try without preparing and surprisingly qualified. Please advice.

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    24. how does the screen look like if u r qualified coz my result page has a long no. and nothing in it :) plz help me out

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      1. Probably problem with web portal. Contact IITB IDC (or whoever is the organizer) with a screenshot of the marks display page.

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    25. Hi Bhanu, what is the minimum percentage that one needs to have during graduation in order to get into IISC or IITs for Masterrs in Design?
      Can you please share some details, it will be much appreciated.

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      1. I think the minimum is 60 percent. You can check previous years CEED brochure to get the exact cutoff. It must be available there.

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    26. thanks bhanu sir for your guidence and help over the time..i would like to know does sketches related to interaction design are comes in ceed.plese briefly guide on that

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      1. Ya, Int. design related questions appears often in CEED. You may check the previous papers Part B to get an idea of what kind of ques being asked. Also, check the Part B solutions in this blog as well as from other sources for better understanding.

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    27. When will the application procedure for CEED 2017 start?

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      1. It should've started already, but it didn't happen this time. Probably before this month end, they will release. I already wrote to them and will inform everyone if I get reply form them.

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    28. When will the applications intake for CEED 2017 will start?

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    29. Sir, Is CEED 2017 form available? I am not able find it and its 14th sept. Please guide

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    30. Which is the site to fill ceed 2017 application form?

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    31. Guys, CEED 2017 website is not open yet as far as I know. Please read previous comments also! I will inform whenever the applications are notifed

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      1. it's online application, n details will be available in the brochure that they release, sadly applications r not yet open

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    33. Hello all, CEED applications will be open before 18th or 19th of this month. I got confirmation from officials :)

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    34. Dear sir, In ceed 17 brochure, instruction for filling online application form, the 3rd point specifies as we need to upload scanned copy of degree certificate if course is completed / certificate from HOD if not completed.

      In my case, I'm a 2016 passout .Neither degree certificate is generate nor provisional certificate.

      What possible certificate can i submit alternative for that?
      Need your help ...

      Thank You

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      1. Hello Ebin,

        There should be an Annexure available at the end of CEED notification brochure which gives a fomrat to be duly signed from your college principal, if in case you are in the final year or didn't have degree certificates. But, I think you can get provisional certificate from your college. Check that from your college admin, but before go through annexure format and get it filled.
        I just checked, it's available in page 11 of this pdf file
        http://ceed.iitb.ac.in/2017/CEED2017_Brochure.pdf

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    35. Sir , what is the minimum rank required to get into idc ?

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    36. Dear Sir,

      I am Nishant , a working IT professional (B.E. CS). Since my college days i have been working in area of graphic design, Photoshop and poster and brochure design etc. Apart from that I have done my final year project related to user experience (ubiquitous computing).
      I have a keen interest in user experience design, and this is the main reason i am preparing for CEED.

      From today i have again started preparing on full pace. I am following the time table (beginner) provided by you in this blog.
      Please help me with the topics on which i shall start focusing more.

      KR,
      Nishant



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      1. since u r from CS background, u must be familiar with CG (Comp. Grahics) and so I think u can do well in geo and imagination based questions. Try to practice more on sketching and design ideas and the GA. I think that should work for you. You can contact me in FB or G+ for further help.

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    37. with due respect sir, can you please tell me how much marks have you got in both Part A & Part B. It'll help me getting idea. thanks.

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      1. i've already replied to ur same ques here -
        http://stuffyoulook.blogspot.in/2014/08/beginners-guide-to-learn-sketching-from-scratch.html

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    38. Here is the solution of CEED 2016 PART B

      click the link below :
      https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B6JMQuN_IhnjZzNGWFlqSmdrR3M/view?usp=sharing

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    39. Hello Bhanu,

      I wanted to know if there is any cutoff for the CEED exam?

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      1. chk the first ques here - http://stuffyoulook.blogspot.in/2016/01/uceed-general-discussion-FAQs.html

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    40. is there any such criteria that if we clear secA then only we will be allowed to attempt secB

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      1. no, everyone has to give both parts, part A followed by part B without any break. But, during evaluation, the part B papers of those clear part A will only be consider for evaluation. check the brochure for more info and timings for each section

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    41. Why do coaching classes ask for a copy of our admit cards while registering?

      Can anyone give me a review on DQlabs? I'm thinking of signing up for a fast track coaching class. Any suggestions would be very helpful.

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    42. Can anyone clear my doubt...?
      I wrote ceed this year. For Part B I didn't mark online the qns I answered but I have noted in offline answer sheet...will they consider my answer!!

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    43. My CEED AIR is 134 and part B score is 51. Any chance for a call from IDC for visual communication or IxD?

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    44. Sir I got ceed rank all india as 590 and reservation rank 170. Counld you suggest any institute that I may be eligible for industrial designing. ??

      Hope to hear from you soon and hopefully thank you.

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    45. Sir, I am currently pursuing BE in Electrical Enginnering, I don't have any kind of experience in design but, I am good at drawing. I draw portrait sketches, I have never done design drawing can I crack ceed exam and get admission in reputed institutes?

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      1. The ques is like 'will I get a job if I complete BE?' can we answer this for sure ? it depends right, same with ur cracking ceed. I cannot just tell you just based on that you are good at drawing. The best way you can check is try a design prob (say take any prev ceed part B question and solve it, compare with some others designs) you might then know.

        Also, ceed is more of ideas rather than sketching and just portrait sketching might not work! so check if you can develop idea generation or think of designs. Try and check yourself. Btw I think NID is good option for you than CEED.

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    46. Hey Bhanu Chander..
      I am currently preparing for CEED and NID and your material is a major source for my studies . ALL THANKS TO YOU !!. Just That I had a question that which course in M.des is highest paid ? Not that I am going to select on basis of that but just wanted to know. Please put some light on it !.....

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      1. I'm really not very sure, whAt I believe is most design streams are equal opportunity one's with salaries ranging almost near if ur performance is good. But, I think, if you stand out of the crowd and get selected in top companies, then I think an animator or industrial designer might get high pay - I feel, may not be correct

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    47. I have just passed out from mechanical branch(BE). I know that i have to put 1 year preparation for CEED 2018. What should I do for the whole year along with CEED preparation : Job or a certification course from CAD/CAM (Automotive Plastic Product Design) ?
      The course is definitely not intended towards cracking interview but I would like it to do. The main problem is there will be a year's gap that might cause problem in further interviews.
      Help me please !

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      1. I would suggest yo uto also give GATE exam apart from taking some other training coz CEED doesn't need one year of time to prepare if u r at least avg in sketching/design thinking. While I've listed what to prepare at an earlier stage i nthe following link. I would recommend you to prepare for GATE too. GATE score are considered for IISC CPDM product design course, so at least that way it will be helpful to u, or if u get a job, then go for it and prepare for ceed parallely every week end without going for GATE. But try not to waste one yr or spend one yr only for ceed.

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    48. sir you hae all the material dated back to 2014
      do you hae any new material to study from ?
      or we can rely on the content of this website ?
      plz share

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    49. Hello!
      This is Anshika Varshney. I have got my B.Arch. degree in 2015.I love Designing & very much passionate for it.
      I was looking for the master degree program in product design. In 2015, I heard about the CEED examination but that time I was not much known about this examination I just filled the application form for CEED 2016 & scored 19 (Part A) in general category.
      I started preparation for ceed 2017. I studied from your website & covered all the data. & scored 20.20 (Part A) in general category

      But your blog (Stuff you look) is really good.

      2016 – 19.5 (Didn’t Study, That time I was relaxed & I completed my whole paper)
      2017 – 20.20 (I studied, was bit nervous & I was failed to complete my paper (Maybe because of my working speed)

      Now this year , for CEED 2018
      I start study.
      but What I do?
      Should I take any coaching classes for comparative studies, workability, for speed?

      Please Help!

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      1. Yes, since u r passionate n can afford, u may consider joining some coaching institute and see if that helps, since u have already tried self study, but, unfortunately, it couldn't help you. Find the best coaching center nearby ur locality n join, if u make ur mind.

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      2. I am in Noida. Can you suggest me which coaching Institute will be best ?

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    50. hi sir!
      i have completed B.E mechanical 2017.but i have one backlog.does this has any issue on applying for CEED 2018? or i have to wait for 2019?. because i'm preparing for CEED exam now.please tell me sir.

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      1. I think you can apply now. Because admissions happen next July only, and if you can clear your backlog before that (before your interview), you may be considered. I don't remember whether CEED application form needs the applicant to be free from backlogs but I do believe that you can apply but make sure that you meet the minimal % criteria as prescribed by them, and do write to them for exact clarification.

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    51. Hello sir, I am juhi. I hold a bachelor degree in mechanical engineering and currently I am perusing post graduate diploma in tool designing and cad-cam. I wish to appear for CEED 2018. Your blog helps a lot for CEED aspirants. I am confused about the field to choose from product design, vehicle design or industrial design. Please clear my doubts.

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      1. first thing first - give ceed exam, which is common and is not stream specific, but is a common exam. By the time you give your exam ,you will come to know which type of design questions you are comfortable to attempt, that itself will give you an ide aof which one to chose. Anyway, as of now, I can say you are good fit for the three choices that you've considered. May be you can go for Industrial design - just an analysis based on ur current status. But, again wait n decide after ur eam. No need to hurry!

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    52. The brochure of CEED 2018 says 25 % Part A and & 75 % Part B?What does it mean?Is Part A not just screening test.

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