CEED/NID Design


Hello friend, 

This page will navigate you through the links of "Answers to CEED design part (Part B) of previous years  papers (selected) as well as NID". If not directly, these discussions will be helpful to NID students in several ways. Before that, I included two important links to topic on improving creativity. If your exam date is not near or if you've got some time, then you would probably be checking them too. Else, skip the below paras as well as creativity guide links and jump directly to the design part! 

Like I said in my other posts, Creativity and lateral thinking are the most important requirements for a designer (as well as a design aspirant) like you (especially those aiming for CEED and NID exams). Even if you happened to be great at object sketching, but aren't good at creative thinking, then you might not be that productive as a designer !  So, that's why, I spent time deliberating on this topic to create two good posts that might help you with creative thinking.

In-depth ideas on "how to improve your creativity and lateral thinking" has been dealt in the following post links. 

How to improve creativity and Lateral thinking - behavioral practices

How to improve creativity and Lateral thinking - Habitual practices 


You may also go through the following areas, that will appear mostly as Part - B in CEED question papers. We will be discussing about Problem identification and Analysis, as well as Design problem solving.

We will be discussing solution-methodology as well as ideas/concepts (in-depth) taking some previous year questions. Some tips were also given wherever required. Check the below links for more details :

Problem Identification and Analysis


Birds-Nest and Railway sleeper-class toilet problems

Bus-stop problem

Cooker problem

Design Problem solving

Observation and Visualization skills


Story writing Ideas


Here is a website that I created exclusively for you all (Stuff You design), to share your designs/sketches/thoughts with the remaining world so that people like you practising for design exams will benefit/motivate from your works. I Hope that you will also share yours - if you have descent designs/sketches worth sharing. 






Creative idea collections !


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.

If you have any such works, you may send that to my mail or inform me about your works in Facebook; I will be including your work in this blog for others to look and learn.

Work by :


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24 comments:

  1. What is the cut off score for ceed exam? any idea?
    and from where can i buy sketchbook online to sketch?

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  2. Hi,
    Unfortunately I'm not sure about the cut off score. Regding buying of sketch book online, I suggest to try the free PDF sketch books thar are available online for free download. I included some of hem in my resource page. You may download them and improve ur sketching and perception.

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  3. Hi,
    I am Shree. I have completed my bachelor's degree in architecture and i am appearing for CEED 2016.
    It was a really great help going through ur blog. Thanks a lot.
    I have a request to make, can u upload answers for CEED 2015 Part B?

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    1. thnk u, now i cannot give any answers since only 2 days to exam, pl. go thru other prev years design ques that I have dealt in this blog as reference.

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  4. Do you run classes for CEED and NID as well? Please let me know I would love to join

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    1. No, I don't run any offline classes. Anyway, thank you for the interest.

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  5. Hi. What are the career options after completing M.Des. could you please write a blog on that. Also I have done btech and want to pursue designing now. My portfolio is completely empty for now. How do I start with it? Suggestions on that. Thanks

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    1. After MDes graduation, students will usually undertake anyone of the following:
      job relevant to their field, startup (own design based business), consultancy or even go for higher studies.

      Many companies are offering design careers. You can check institutes placement prospects. Anyway, I will try writing about that later.
      If you've cleared CEED and are about to take admissions, then u should really bother about portfolio, but, if you are yet to write the exam this year end, then u might not have to bother about that now. It's ok if u don't have any portfolio as of now. Start portfolio the very next day after the day of CEED exam! I've explained this in this video -
      When to start working on Portfolio and when to skip

      If u really want to start now, then chk this! - Tips on making design portfolio for CEED/NID and other design exams

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  6. Hey, Bhanu Chander. first of all, I must say your blog is really awesome.
    well, about me, i am currently working, and my job completely sucks. I thought about study further, but MBA, M.tech neither interest me. I am thinking about Design, particularly product design(i know everyone want that)(or anything else, if you suggest but i had mech. in b.tech so feels like that's the right choice). But don't know what exactly they do in company or what's their job? Is it like developing new product all the time? or kind of problem solving? or something else. Just like my current company, i don't want to regret after getting into some and then think about, i should have taken something else. you know what i mean.. please help.

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    1. Product design is really good for you so is Industrial design. Design career puts u into challenging tasks provide you chose the right company or profile. I agree, doing job in India is quite unsatisfactory for most people - that's one pathetic condition we are facing or put it in other words, we are expecting more from our jobs! But there are cases where some people felt unsatisfied with design career too! It all depends on personal choice. Again, it depend son the company and the kind of products they do - if it like you always gets works to do new product design, then it will definitely be challenging. You can think for IXD, PD etc. No wrong in your choice. You may also consider Animation, but I doubt VC might not fit you (I haven't gone thru ur work but I suppose so, coz of ur Mech stream). It's ok, u don't have to worry about what course u took earlier, but right now how you do and what u chose now matters!

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  7. Hello, I graduated as an architect in 2011. Thinking of appearing for CEED 2016. Is it to late for me to go for pg in design now?

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    1. ceed has no age constraint that itself says that they encourage anybody of any age group with design passion. Just go ahead

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  8. Hello sir what is the cut off for NID.

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    1. I honestly don't know about cut off's prem

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  9. Hello
    Can you please share some tasks to be done related to creative problem solving?

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    1. Nothing better than taking some examples and trying to suggest some creative ideas, take previous papers or design ques, and try to answer them. The first link will give an generalized idea on creativity development.

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  10. interview is conducted after how many days of written exams..?

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    1. mostly after two months. It varies for all institute, but u will get sufficient time for interview after the exam

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  11. Sir, could you please provide some insight about how to go about drawing the exploded views in questions related to product designing in Part B?

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    1. I'm already planning to make a post, will share soon,
      to put short, exploded design is just opposite to assembling of parts. Products r usually made using several parts, right ? the process of showing each individual part in your design is exploded drawings. I will discuss this in detail in my post, as of now, u can go thru Google images for some small example like say table lamps, mobile phones, etc

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    2. http://stuffyoulook.blogspot.in/2016/12/tips-for-exploded-views-drawing.html

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  12. Hey Bhanu!

    Gave my CEED and NID exams. Your blog helped a great deal! Thanks a ton!:)
    Just wanted to know the cut off marks for both the section for CEED.

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  13. Sir, I'm my rank for second round is not very high, what are the odds of my getting selected after Interview and studio test ?

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    1. based on ur interview performance, total selection includes weight age of studio test n written too if im not wrong. So, the better u do in further rounds, the more probable u get selected

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