Visualization and Spatial Ability: Pictorial and
diagrammatic questions to test the understanding of transformation and I or
manipulation of 2D shapes and 3D objects and their spatial relationships.
Environmental and Social Awareness: General
awareness of environmental factors such as climate, population, water,
vegetation, pollution, weather, natural resources etc., and their
implications on the design of products, images, infrastructure and
environment. Awareness of design terminologies, social and cultural
connection with design, history of the designed artefact, and socially
responsible and environmentally sustainable design responses. History of
art, sculpture and literature.
Analytical and Logical Reasoning: Ability to
analyse given information logically and select the most appropriate
solutions. Ability to weigh opinions, arguments or solutions against
appropriate criteria. Ability to use logic and structured thinking to deduce
from a short passage, which of a number of statements is the most accurate
response to a posed question.
Language and Creativity: Ability to understand
passages in commonly used English language. Ability to think creatively in
terms of alternatives, ability to distinguish innovative options and think
out of the box.
Design thinking and Problem Solving: Ability to
understand the context, the users and the constraints and select the most
appropriate solution for a given design problem.
Observation and Design Sensitivity: Ability to
detect concealed properties in day to day life and think critically about
them. Ability to discern subtle differences in visual properties and
Drawing: Ability to draw products, people or
scenes in proportion with good line quality, composition, proportion,
perspective, and shading.
Creativity: Ability to think out of the box and
come up with unique as well as diverse solutions.
Communication Skills: Ability to communicate
concepts and ideas clearly with the help of text and visuals.
Analytical and Problem Solving Skills: Ability to
understand the user and the context, knowledge of properties of materials
and process and their appropriate use in design, originality of solutions,
ability to create characters, plots and stories, etc.
CEED 2017 will be an aptitude test, and hence no specific text book/guide is
recommended for its preparation. The candidates may however practice their
drawing, rendering and visualization skills.