NIFT focuses on imparting to students the latest in technology and innovation in all aspects of integrating the entire value chain from fibre to fabric & to fashion for the textile industry. Students are also encouraged to respect & derive the best from our own traditional arts and handicrafts. At NIFT, multidisciplinary studies not only prepare students to solve real life challenges & also equip them to carve out newer paths for themselves. The alumni is recognised as adept professionals in a multitude of creative fields, and their success stories are a source of pride for the institute. We at DQ Labs bear the sole responsibility of ensuring our students secure a seat in a premier institute & this guide is a step towards that! Firstly all NIFT exam aspirants must know, that the exam date is slated for January 20th 2019. Now as a starting point its vital to understand the overall framework of the exam, including important dates & details for you to be completely equipped with a gameplan! Firstly let’s begin with the eligibility for NIFT for the B.Des. programs in (Fashion Design / Leather Design / Accessory Design / Textile Design / Knitwear Design / Fashion Communication) Candidates must be - The +2 level examination in the 10+2 pattern of an exam of any recognized Central/State Board of Secondary Examination, such as Central Board of Secondary Education / State Board New Delhi & Council for Indian School of Certificate Examination, New Delhi or Any Public School/Board/University Exam in India or in foreign countries recognized by the Association of Indian Universities as equivalent to 10+2 system or 3 or 4-years diploma recognized by AICTE or a State Board of Technical Education Whereas the eligibility for NIFT M.Des (Master of Design) the candidate needs to have an - • Undergraduate degree in any discipline from any institute / university recognized by law in India or • Undergraduate diploma of min 3 years duration from NIFT / NID Incase you fall under anymore categories that are not mentioned here & want to confirm your eligibility, please Click here for further information. Let’s move onto understanding the other aspects of eligibility for NIFT. Qualifying Age For UG programs Maximum age should be 23 years. Whereas for PG programmes, there’s no age limit Dates for the exams Written entrance examination for all UG & PG programs is January 20th 2019 & the situation test / group discussion / interview approx between April – May 2019. The next step one needs to move onto is the NIFT exam pattern, in order to formulate a strategy to crack it! Whereas if your aspiring for the Masters programs in Fashion tech & Fashion, the NIFT exam pattern is as follows - Following the above, as a rule one must decipher the pattern of questions - Creative Ability Test (CAT): Its conducted for both UG & PG Design Programs to judge the intuitive ability, power of observation in concept development & design ability of the candidate. Additionally the creative & innovative usage of colour and illustration skills is tested here Components of the General Ability Test (for all programs) 1) Quantitative Ability: The sub test consists of questions on addition, multiplication, division, fractions, percentage, rate of interest, work and task, ratio and proportion, and distance 2) Communication ability and english comprehension: Here the language ability of the candidate in day to day communication is evaluated. Questions on synonyms, antonyms, words with corresponding meanings, singular, plural, one word substitutes, idioms and phrases, correct spellings, comprehend a situation from a given passage are asked. 3) Analytical ability and logical ability: Here the candidate’s aptitude for inference & logic from given information & his ability in identifying the given problem and apply reasoning in solving it is checked. 4) General knowledge and current affairs 5) Case Study: Here the situation of an industry environment is created & the candidate’s managerial ability is tested. Short listed candidates from the written entrance examination are required to take the Situation test/Group Discussion (GD) / Interview as applicable (except B.FTech). Situation test - For UG design programs After getting shortlisted from the written exam, one moves to the situation test. Here the candidate’s abilities in material handling & innovative abilities on a given situation & materials is tested. The models created are tested on space visualization, innovative and creative use of given material, composition of elements, colour scheme, construction skill, finesse of the model & overall presentation. Group discussions & Personal Interview (GD/PI) Shortlisted candidates for masters programs from the written exam, move onto the Case study based group discussions (GD) & personal interview (PI). The GD lasts 15 to 20 minutes of discussion on a case study assigned. Here a panel of experts will assess the candidates on- 1) Conceptual clarity 2) Knowledge of the topic assigned 3) Contribution made to the topic 4) Interpersonal skills 5) Ability to generate new ideas 6) Problem solving approach 7) Leadership qualities 8) Effective communication Personal interview Candidates are tested on - 1) Career orientation 2) Aptness for the course 3) Overall personal achievements in academics and co-curricular activities 4) Communication 5) General awareness and aptitude, creative & lateral thinking. And finally the most important aspect of the exam, you must know is the weightage assigned to each test in the final merit list. It is as mentioned below - Now that you’ve got an overall understanding of the structure of the NIFT exam, let’s decode specific sections of the exam. Following which you will be in strong position to formulate a strategy to crack it! Components of the General Ability Test (for all programs) General Ability Test (GAT) for Bachelor of Design (B.Des) and Masters of Design (M.Des) This test comprises - 1) Quantitative ability 2) Communication ability 3) English comprehension 4) Analytical ability 5) General knowledge & Current affairs 1) Quantitative ability: Questions on addition, multiplication, division, fractions, percentage, rate of interest, work and task, ratio and proportion & distance based questions 2) Communication ability: Here the language ability of the candidates in daily communications is evaluated. Questions on synonyms, antonyms, words with corresponding meanings, singular, plural, one word substitutes, idioms and phrases, correct spellings are asked 3) English comprehension: The ability to comprehend a situation from a given passage is tested 4) Analytical ability: One must be able to infer & derive logic from given information 5) General knowledge and current affairs Creative ability test (CAT): Intuitive abilities, power of observation in concept development & design abilities are tested here, in addition to creative and innovative use of colour and illustration skills. The multidisciplinary exposure of NIFT, enables students in solving real life challenges & equips them to carve out new paths for themselves. They evolve into successful professionals in a multitude of creative fields & their success stories are a source of pride for the institute. 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Are you an aspirant of Bachelor of Design (B. Des.) program at IIT Bombay, IIT Guwahati, IIT Hyderabad or IIITDM Jabalpur? Then you must be thoroughly prepared on the mechanics of the Undergraduate Common Entrance Exam for Design (UCEED) exam. The cities where UCEED 2019 will be held in India are - Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Bhopal, Bhubaneswar, Chandigarh, Chennai, Dehradun, Delhi, Ernakulum, Panaji, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Lucknow, Kolkata, Kozhikode, Mumbai, Nagpur, Patna, Pune, Raipur, Thiruvananthapuram, Thrissur and Vishakhapatnam. As a aspirant of one of India’s premier institutes, you must be prepared on every aspect of the exam and ensure there are no surprises! Let’s decode the exam step by step. Firstly let’s start with the UCEED eligibility criterion. Qualifying exam: (10+2) candidates from all streams i.e. Science, commerce, Arts & humanities are eligible for the entrance exam. Pls note - For IIT, Guwahati, Science background is mandatory with 50% in (10+2) level or 3 Years diploma course approved by AICTE Having understood the UCEED eligibility criterion, you must be absolutely clear about this:- Just writing the UCEED exam or being on the rank list neither guarantees nor provides a seat at the institute! UCEED qualified candidates need to apply separately for B.Des admissions. Number of attempts: A candidate can attempt UCEED for a maximum of two times and that too in consecutive years. The score is valid for one year, and only for admissions in the corresponding academic year. Also finally the exam date is slated on January 19, 2019. After a basic overview of the eligibility criterion, one must be crystal clear on the exam structure, pattern & syllabus as the next step. The questions paper is 3 hours & is computer based with a total of 300 marks. It has 3 sections, which are:- Section A: Numerical Answer Type (NAT) questions. Here the answer is a number & no choices will be shown for these questions Section B: Multiple Select Questions (MSQ). Each MSQ has one or more correct answer(s) out of the four given choices. Section C: Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ). Each MCQ has four choices out of which only one is the correct answer A deeper look into all the sections will give you an idea of what to expect! Section A: The Numerical Answer Type (NAT) questions For these questions, the answer is a number & no choices will be shown for these questions. Each correct answer gets 4 marks & there’s no negative marking in this section. Questions not attempted will be given zero mark. This section contains 20 questions. Whereas the Section B consists of Multiple Select Questions (MSQ). Each MSQ has one or more correct answer(s) out of the four given choices. The candidate gets 4 marks only if ALL the correct choices and NO wrong choices are selected. There is NO NEGATIVE marks in this section. And finally Section C consists of Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ). Each MCQ has four choices of which only one is correct. There is NEGATIVE marking for this section & each correct answer gets 3 marks, plus each wrong answer will be awarded –1 (minus one) mark. This sections contains 40 questions. Delving further into the exam structure, the topics that are covered in the exam need to be understood. The exam will have questions from the following topics:- Visualization and spatial ability: Pictorial and diagrammatic questions to test, understanding of transformation and/or manipulation of 2D shapes and 3D objects and their spatial relationships, knowledge of practical and everyday mechanical and scientific concepts. Observation and design sensitivity: Ability to detect concealed properties in ordinary things, people, situations, and events, and thinking critically about them. Applying attention to certain details, analyzing, reasoning, classifying, inferring and predicting. Ability to discern subtle differences in visual properties and aesthetic outcomes 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 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 look at information, be it qualitative or quantitative in nature, and discern patterns within the information.Statements & arguments, statements & assumptions, statements & conclusions, course of action, passage & conclusions, assertion & reason, cause & effect, syllogism, data sufficiency Language and creativity: Reading comprehension, english grammar. Plus the ability to think creatively & to distinguish innovative options & think out of the box. Design thinking and problem solving: Ability to use visual analogies, metaphors, signs and symbols. Plus understanding complexity, identifying problems, generating alternatives, evaluating options and selecting solutions. Mental ability: Blood relations, coding - decoding, distance & direction sense, puzzles, seating arrangements, analogies, paper cutting & folding Visual Spatial ability: Counting of figures, mirror and water images, 2 D shape perception, 2D verbal translation, counting cubes, development of surfaces, 2D to 3D & 3D to 2D identification, counting edges and surfaces General Knowledge: Audio video terminology, famous art & artists, famous designers, business personalities, logo study, manufacturing processes, performance arts Mathematics : Geometry, mensuration, statistics, permutations & combinations English Literature, idioms, grammar, language, vocabulary, reading comprehension, spelling errors Design sketching : Perspective, 2D composition, shading, texturing, rendering, human figure drawing, 3D composition, theme sketch,objects in perspective, animal figure drawing Finally you will need to ensure you understand the minimum prescribed marks for inclusion in the rank list. Rank Lists are prepared based on the total marks in UCEED 2019. In order to be included in the rank list you must secure 10% in every section of the paper as well as a minimum of 100 marks totally. Every university then has a rank cut off list that is renewed every year therefore there isn't a fixed good score as such. Candidates that have scored minimum prescribed marks in each Section, with minimum total marks are included in the rank list. The minimum prescribed marks varies with the category, which is illustrated below - Having understood an overall framework of the UCEED exam, you can avail great offers on all our study packages for NID, NIFT, NATA, CEED, UCEED, JEE P2. You can purchase our learning material on the following link: https://edge.dqlabs.in. 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Overview NID DAT Prelims is slated for 6th January 2019! Last year, about 25000 students applied for NID 2018 for the 220 seats available. Only about 700 students qualified NID DAT Prelims and were eligible for NID DAT Mains. So only the top 1% get through! Let’s start by understanding the elementary aspects of the exam below, as mentioned below:- NID 2019 Exam Pattern DAT Prelims - January 2019 Candidates need to cross 2 stages in the NID exam i.e. DAT Prelims (Pen & paper based written test) & DAT Mains (Studio Test & Personal Interview). NID DAT Prelims is divided into two parts i.e. I and II. Part I is objective & consists of Multiple Choice Objective Type (MCQ) questions and is 70 marks. On the other hand Part II has subjective type questions & is 30 marks. Its a 3 - hour exam with a total weightage of 100 marks & is pen & paper based, additionally the medium of instruction of NID DAT Prelims 2019 is English. The list of about 700 - 1000 qualified students will be announced in March 2019. The number of students shortlisted for DAT Mains will be 3 times the number of seats available. DAT Mains - May 2019 Based on DAT Prelims scores, merit lists will be prepared and only shortlisted candidates will be eligible to appear for DAT Mains exam as per the schedule announced. NID DAT Mains is also commonly referred to as Studio Test or Round 2. DAT Mains has a duration of 3 hours, with a total of 100 marks. The structure is unpredictable and could comprise of questions in drawing/sketching, hands-on model making, group discussions, presentations, personal Interview, portfolio etc. This is a basic outline of the NID exam pattern, according to which a candidate needs to prepare. Syllabus for NID DAT Prelims Having understood the NID exam pattern, its also imperative to familiarize yourself with the pattern of questions in the NID exam.The pattern is as follows- Mental ability: Here questions can range from coding -decoding, blood relations, distance & direction sense, puzzles, seating arrangements, analogies, paper folding & cutting Analytical Reasoning: Statements & arguments, statement & assumptions, statement & conclusions, course of action, passage & conclusions, assertion & reason, cause & effect, syllogism Visual spatial ability: Counting of figures, mirror & water images, 2D shape perception, 2D verbal translation, counting of cubes, development of surfaces, 2D to 3D & 3D to 2D identification, sciography, counting of edges & surfaces General Knowledge: Audio video terminology, famous art & artists, famous designers, business personalities, logo study, performance arts Maths: Geometry, mensuration, statistics, permutation & combination English: Literature, idioms & phrases, grammar & language, vocabulary, reading comprehension, spelling errors Design sketching: Perspective, 2D, 3D, shading, texturing, rendering, human figure drawing, 3D composition, theme sketch, objects in perspective, animal figure drawing Syllabus for NID DAT Mains There is no syllabus specified in the official NID brochure. However, in the past, students have been asked questions in areas like Material Handling - Tasks given to effectively manage materials like Clay, Thermocol, Paper, Wire, Fabric etc. Observation Exercises - Tasks given to check candidates Audio & Visual observation skills etc. Personal Interview In earlier years, candidates were asked to bring their portfolios as well. However, since recently, this has been discontinued. It is suggested to work on a portfolio anyway, since it helps structure one’s thoughts, gives direction and goals to a candidate. As part of the NID exam preparation, an understanding of the above is very crucial in order to stand out from the rest! Tips to Crack NID 2019 As an aspirant of the NID 2019 entrance exam, you should be in the thick of things in your preparations & must have a strategy in place which works for you! Its important to remember that while an understanding of engineering drawings is helpful, NID focuses on aesthetics & an understanding of how design is created and works. Cracking the exam is also about how good the examiner thinks you are! Find below some basic tips on the same:- Balancing skills: Its not imperative for one’s sketching to be excellent, a balance of skills is important & the ability to generate ideas which were out-of-the-box. Just make sure that the sketches you make are up to the point and express what you have in your mind Be prepared for weird questions and showcase your creativity: The questions actually show the creativity that you will be taught in the college. One must be cocksure when asked to sketch weird stuff. Similarly, weird questions can be a golden opportunity for you to showcase your creativity Intrinsic understanding of design symbolism & conventions: Questions here are open ended with no clear insight to what could be a so-called right answer to it, only to test whether one can present their designs well. It's crucial to know the design conventions such as gestalt principles, meaning of colors, applications of different materials, etc, as well as design symbolism like speech bubbles, zoom in gestures, graphical symbolism, etc. Choose media carefully: One must stick to dry media which includes colour pencils, pastels, etc. Media like ballpens & fineliners are preferred by some, but use them only if you are quite confident of what you are going to make. Also, in your practice sessions, practice only on A4 papers Develop your sketching style: Developing an individual style here is key to getting selected. One must experiment with different types of shading & use pencils instead of markers, use thick & wide strokes of pencil to give your design a dynamic look. Make sure you develop one style and practice it till you perfect it Observation of things: NID DAT tests one’s ability to analyse things from users’ perspective & even asks questions directly related to current affairs. Updation on events in the design world & knowledge of products are rated as good design examples will help you have an edge Plan & sketch, but be fast! Always think thoroughly before sketching & never rush into it. In a nutshell, if you have great concepts, decent but fast sketching skills and your own individualistic sketching style, you will score well in NID DAT 8. Time management: One must set aside equal time for both the sections. Finally what plays the “deciding factor” for getting shortlisted in the exam, is the sketching portion & the section which has questions of 2 marks weightage. On a final note, if you can also psychologically prepare yourself with the following, we guarantee you will master the exam! Believe in yourself Cultivate a success mindset Overcome procrastination Hard work No excuses Perseverance “Success is no accident, it’s hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice & most of all, love of what you are doing or learning to be.” Pele.
With only a two months remaining for the CEED exam chances are you must have already started your preparations. This article will give you an overall perspective of the exam pattern to keep you prepared for D - Day! For all design exam aspirants, please note the CEED exam will be conducted on Saturday, January 19 2019. Let’s first start with understanding the fundamental aspects of the exam! Eligibility for CEED · Candidates must have completed a degree / diploma / PG degree program of minimum 3 years (after 10+2 level) or · Must have passed the GD Arts diploma program (10+5 level) by July 2018 There is no age limit to appear for CEED. Besides, a candidate can appear for CEED any number of times. Additionally it’s absolutely crucial for you to know, that qualifying in CEED does not guarantee admission to any program. After qualifying, candidates must apply to respective institutes for admission and fulfill other requirements such as tests and / or interviews of the respective institutes to become eligible for admission. Once you are eligible for the test, you must also have a basic understanding of the pattern of the CEED exam. The exam consists of two parts i.e. Part A & Part B. Candidates must attempt both, wherein Part A contains objective type questions (Multiple Choice questions (MCQ), Multiple Select questions (MCQ) & Numerical Answer questions (NAT). Questions here are design aptitude type questions that evaluate visual & spatial ability, environmental & social awareness, analytical & logical reasoning, language, observation & design sensitivity of the candidate. Part B has questions aimed at testing design, drawing & writing skills. And the final CEED score is calculated by assigning 25% weightage to marks in part A & 75% to Part B. Understanding the marking system of the paper is also very important in gaining mastery over the exam. The CEED exam consists of a total of 100 marks & has 3 sections. Part A will be Computer Based Test of a total of 1 hour. • Section I Consists of 10 Numerical Answer Type Questions (NAT). Here the answer is a number that’s entered on a virtual keyboard on the computer screen. Each question has 3 marks i.e., total 30 marks, with no negative marking • Section II This consists of 10 questions of Multiple Select types (MSQ), out of which each question has 4 options, which in turn will have 1 or more correct answers. Candidates win 2 marks for every correct answer • Section III The last section comprises 25 Multiple Choices based questions (MCQ). The Questions here have 4 answer options among which 1 is correct. Each correct Answer wins 2 marks & each wrong answer loses -0.6 marks Following this you MUST know the exam syllabus as a starting point. Additionally its imperative to decipher the overall CEED syllabus in order to prepare your strategy in your preparations. Part A which has questions on - · Visualization & spatial abilities: Pictorial & diagrammatic questions which question the understanding of transformation & manipulation of 2D shapes & 3D object & their spatial relationships · Environmental & social awareness: General awareness of environmental factors such as climate, population, water, vegetation, pollution, weather, natural resources & the implication on design of products, images, infrastructure & environment. Awareness of design terminologies, social & cultural connection with design, history of the designed artefact & socially responsible & environmentally sustainable design responses · History of art, sculpture & literature · Analytical & logical reasoning: The ability to analyse given information logically & select the most apt solution. Plus weighing opinions, arguments or solutions against relevant criteria ·Language & creativity: Comprehend passages & think creatively of alternatives, ability to distinguish innovative options & think out of the box ·Design thinking & problem solving: Understand the context, users & the constraints & select the most appropriate solution for a given design problem ·Observation & design sensitivity: Ability to detect concealed properties in daily life & think critically about them The deciding factor of the exam is Part B of the CEED exam. And therefore you MUST understand the syllabus of this section. CEED Part B primarily focuses on - · Drawing: The ability to draw products, people/ scenes in proportion with good line quality, composition, proportion, perspective and shading · Creativity: The ability to think out of the box & come up with unique solutions · Communication skills: The ability to communicate concepts & ideas clearly with text & visuals Candidates must practice drawing, rendering & visualization skills. • Analytical & problem solving skills: To understand the user & context, knowledge of properties of materials & processes, plus their appropriate use in design, Originality of solutions, creating characters, plots & stories etc. This is an overall understanding of the syllabus of Part A & Part B of the CEED exam. Now you must arm yourself with a strategy to crack them! Preparation of Part B is most important part of CEED preparation, as ultimately Part B score is reported as CEED score. Here is a comprehensive list of tips you MUST use in CEED preparation - · Practice sketching objects: You should express your concepts in detail. If your concept requires you to sketch a chair, you should practice sketching it as realistically, not artistically as possible. Pay close attention to pencil strokes & proportions of the parts. Next comes shading. It’s important to know how to depict materials like wood, glass, steel, plastic, etc. using simple pencil shading · Create designs in the way it’s used: All your designs are designed for making life of the user easier; you must show how the product is used. An understanding of human anatomy sketching skills is important · Creativity : Refer books & websites & learn techniques like SCAMPER, Five W’s & Six Thinking Hats, (Edward de Bono) · Read the instructions: Ensure you read the instructions, as additional time will not be given & missing out on any important instruction will cost you some marks ·Time management: One must understand which question is compulsory and which is optional. On an average it takes about an hour to complete Part A, therefore, you have to plan your remaining time for Part B ·For any solution sketch in perspective view: Always practice sketching in perspective ·Aim for more visuals than text Let’s understand the above from a sample question. For eg. A question on product design, water is a scarce resource in many parts of India. It’s wasted because people forget to turn off the taps after use, yet for hygiene purposes continuous flowing taps are needed. Design a wash basin tap which caters for continuous on mode as well as timed mode of operation. Also caters for an external hot & cold knob, & show its workings. Present your design proposal. To answer this, one must pay close attention to the ease of use, aesthetics of the solution, ease of mass production and the ergonomics of the design. Now that you’ve completely understood the CEED exam, you are well informed to plan a strategy for CEED preparation. And to facilitate this, we are offering you an online platform i.e. DQ Edge which will give you a personalized preparation package. Using AI, DQ Edge helps you study effectively and score well in a shorter span of time. For more information on our courses & packages please visit DQ Edge You have been trudging on the path of preparation for the past few months & now have 60 days more to go! You have come this far & can’t give up! Believe in yourself and all that you are. 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As an architecture aspirant the next few months are probably the most crucial ones in your career path! These few days are the most important days of your life & can take your career to another level! With limited time left now, its important you stay focused & work hard to crack the NATA exam! Also most importantly the NATA exam dates are slated tentatively for the second or third week of April 2019! First let’s delve into the elementary aspects of the exam below:- Eligibility Criteria for Candidates to appear for NATA exam 10+2 or equivalent passed/appearing or 10+3 Diploma (any stream) passed/appearing recognized by Central/State Govts Pattern of Questions and Mode of Answering Part A comprises Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) to be answered online & Part B is answered on A4 size drawing sheets. SUBJECT DISTRIBUTION OF MARKS TOTAL MARKS Part A Mathematics (20 Questions) 20*2 40 General Aptitude (40 Questions) 40*2 80 Part B Drawing 2*40 80 Total 200 Now let’s move onto important trivia on the NATA 2019 exam syllabus to ensure your completely informed & prevent any surprises! Find below a basic framework of the syllabus:- TOPICS COVERED IN MATHEMATICS Algebra Trigonometry Coordinate geometry 3-Dimensional Coordinate geometry Theory of Calculus Application of Calculus Permutation and combination Statistics and Probability TOPICS COVERED IN GENERAL APTITUDE Objects, texture related to architecture and built environment. Interpretation of pictorial compositions, Visualizing three-dimensional objects from 2D & 3D drawings Analytical reasoning, mental ability (visual, numerical and verbal) General awareness of national/ international architects & famous architectural creations Mathematical reasoning TOPICS COVERED IN DRAWING TEST Scale & proportion of objects, geometric composition Shape, building forms & elements, aesthetics, colour texture, harmony & contrast Conceptualization & Visualization Drawing of patterns Now that we’ve got a basic understanding of the exam structure, let’s delve into the key preparation tips for the NATA exam:- Thinking if you draw well, you draw well you will do well, is a complete misnomer! Good sketching is essential, but one needs to hone their skills in the topics mentioned above to be able to excel in this area Be Creative - On questions based on drawing, always draw with a light hand first, focusing on outlining without the details The drawing questions tests creativity & imagination, in addition to your sense of perspective. For eg "say you are a fish in an aquarium, and a little boy is staring at you. Draw what you see", to "say you are sitting on top of a tiger in a room with only a small hole, and light is pouring in through the hole. Draw what you see" Time management: Its crucial to present your ideas & thoughts in a limited timespan Practise past NATA papers: Go through all previous exam papers of NATA & solve at least 10- 20 past papers within the time limit Increased awareness: Focus on the construction work happening around you, read the newspapers regularly & Increase your observation power. Also try to find out about famous architects & their works & how they have contributed to architecture Practice your skills in sketching using dry mediums In addition to the above immense determination, focus & hard work is required to make your dream come true & this is inherent, which needs to come from you! “You must prepare for success! It’s important you get success even if there is no indication of it. You must prepare for success even if you have become accustomed to failure. You must prepare for success even if nobody in your life ever achieved anything. Take time to prepare hard.” John Deere, Prepare for Success Now that you are deep into the exam preparation process, its important you get access to good study material, for which DQ Labs, gives its students FREE access to NATA exam & JEE Paper 2 study material/ resources:- Free online study material: Selected question & image banks across various topics Free e- books: Access to the theory behind the artwork required Free online drawing videos: Access to selected drawing videos that would help you crack all architecture entrance exams Free sample mock test: Take a sample mock test to get a feel of the architecture entrance test Download: NATA & JEE -M Paper 2 2017 question paper Our expert faculty ensures you understand concepts via online platforms or through our classroom coaching under their personal guidance. For which we offer home study options or physical classes at any of our centres in Bangalore, Mangalore, Chennai and Pune. The world today is competitive & needs an individual to be on top of the game to stand out & excel! And this requires academicians to give the right impetus for making life-long learners of students. This is where DQ Labs bears the responsibility of developing students to crack competitive exams & go on to becoming responsible leaders in society.
IIT Bombay has declared the results for CEED 2018 in their official website. The results were postponed from 5th March to 7th March. In order to view CEED result, go to their official website - ceed.iitb.ac.in. Click on the “CEED 2018 result” tab and enter your Email Id and password or registration number and application number. You will be able to view the result and can take a print out of the same.
There are two parts in the paper. Part A will test you on Visualisation and Spatial ability, Environmental and social awareness, Analytical and logical reasoning, Language and creativity, Design thinking and problem solving, Observation and design sensitivity. Part B will have questions based on drawing, creativity, communication skills and Analytical and problem solving skills.
Srinag KA secured 15th rank in CEED 2017. He shares few tips for students who are appearing for the next CEED examination. PART A : Perfect basics of sketching like human figures, automobiles and buildings. It will help immensely in the future. You could even watch YouTube tutorials to learn free hand sketching. Learn to present solutions for design problems,so that the examiner can know your thought process. Refer to Arihant to learn better. Practising mock papers would help a lot too. Part B: It's important to show problem solving skills and ideation. While designing a product, its necessary to show your thought process even though the end product doesn’t come out as expected. Your ideas should be communicated to the examiner. Start following design blogs to keep up with trends. I think one of the most important things to do well in CEED is observing the environment and question them the way they are. Not only did I learn to find solutions for design problems, I learnt to present it better. Talking to peers would help you gain fresh perspective. Solving mock papers and join online or crash courses if you don’t know the basics.Try to be an all rounder in basics, only then its possible to do better in the future. Know the basics of photography,animation and photoshop as it will help for the portfolio and studio test. Focus on communicating ideas and design solutions. It is okay if you compromise on your final product,but show your thought process to the examiner. Present it in such a way that a layman can read it.
Part B will test you on drawing, creativity, communication skills, Analytical and problem solving skills. One of the most important things to do well in this part is observation. Practicing Tangram, non-verbal and pictorial puzzles will help improve observational skills. Perfect in free hand sketching. Instruments will not be allowed during the examination. Therefore, it is advised to practice free hand sketching. Read comic strips. It will help you learn to build a storyboard as some questions are asked to be represented as a storyline. Comic strips by Peter Dawes, Will Eisner, Neil Gaiman, reading Manga(Japanese comic strips), readwritethink website is helpful. Learn to come up with solutions for design problems. It would be even more better if you learn to present it so that the examiner can know your thought process. Don’t focus on colouring and rendering unless asked, as it is time consuming. Try to present answers in such a way that a layman can read it. Learn to present your ideas and thought process. Watch Youtube tutorials on product sketching. During the exam, even if the end product does not come out as expected, the ultimate thing that the examiners look for is design solution.
Part A will test you on Visualisation and spatial ability, Environmental and social awareness, Analytical and logical reasoning, language and creativity, Design thinking and problem solving, Observation and design sensitivity. Going through previous years’ papers will help you gain perspective on what your strengths and weaknesses are. DQ Edge provides previous years’ papers along with answers. Make a list of the topics from the previous year and mock question papers. In this way you will also know which questions has negative marking. Observation is very important to do well in design. Practice Tangram, non-verbal and pictorial puzzles to improve observational skills. Read comic strips, they will help you build a storyboard. Some questions are asked to be represented as a storyline. Comics by Peter Dawes, reading Manga(Japanese comic strips) and readwritethink website are helpful. Attempt mock question papers to practice. DQ Edge provides the mock question papers. The AI recognises the areas that you lack practice in, and provides study material to better the concepts.