CEPT 2020 Exam Pattern Marking Scheme, Syllabus

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    This year, CEPT Exam is held in online mode. The type of questions asked in the exam is mixed, including both MCQ and subjective questions. There is no negative marking in the test. For this year, CEPT 2020 for PG course will be scheduled form May 18, 19 and 20, 2020 (Revised due to COVID – 19 Outbreak).

    • The duration of exam ranges from 30 minutes to 3 hours depending on the course.
    • Syllabus for the Exam is different for each course considering the required skills and knowledge for the particular course. CheckCEPT Syllabus

    CEPT Entrance Exam (Centre for Environment Planning and Technology Entrance Exam) is conducted by CEPT University. It is held for admission to Undergraduate and Postgraduate courses in the field of Design, Construction and Technology, etc.

    CEPT 2020 Pattern Highlights

    CEPT 2020 Pattern Highlights

    CEPT Exam Pattern Highlights is given below in the table: -

    Name of TestCentre for Environment Planning and Technology Entrance Exam
    Popularly known asCEPT Entrance Exam
    Courses offeredUG and PG
    Mode of examOnline
    Number of questions100
    Type of questionsMCQ and Subjective
    Time allotted2 hours
    Negative MarkingNo

    CEPT 2020 Exam Pattern in detail

    CEPT 2020 Exam Pattern in detail

    The Exam pattern differs from course to course. However, just like all other entrance exams of designing courses, this exam is also conducted Online mode and candidates have to do some creative writing and also some practical creation, along with some multiple-choice questions.

    Bachelor of Interior Design

    Here are the details of CEPT  Exam Pattern for Bachelor of Interior Design course: -

    • Test will be conducted in two sessions.
    • Session 1 will contain 2 tests on topics like Visual Thinking, Perception, Color Knowledge, Basic Interior and Design Understanding.
    • Session 1 will be of total 4 hours, with each test of 2 hours, carrying 100 marks each.
    • Session 2 will have a test on Organizational Principles, Observation Skills, Common Sense, and Problem Solving.
    • This test will be of 3 hours.
    • Both the sessions have a combined weightage of 70% in final selection.

    Bachelor of Urban Design

    • This test will have a total of 100 questions.
    • Candidates will be given two hours to complete the test.
    • The test includes 4 sections, namely Visual Representation and Perception, Logical Reasoning and Basic Principles of Science, Communicative English and Verbal Reasoning, and Social and Cultural Awareness.
    • The weightage of Visual Representation and Perception Section is 50% in the test, Logical Reasoning and Basic Science has weightage of 20%, the rest of the two sections have weightage of 15% each.

    Bachelor of Construction Technology

    • This test will have 100 questions.
    • Candidates will be a given a total duration of 2 hours to complete the test.
    • This test will have 4 sections, namely Analytical Reasoning, English, Construction Awareness and Drawing Skills.
    • Each section is expected to have a weightage of 25%.

    Master of Urban Management

    • Entrance test for this course will include a written ability test.
    • Candidates will be given a topic and they will have to write an essay of around 300 to 500 words on the topic.
    • They will be given maximum 30 minutes for this test.

    Master of Landscape Architecture & Master of Landscape Design

    • Entrance test for these courses contains and written test and a drawing test.
    • In each of the test, candidates will have to show their creativity and knowledge on given topic, through writing and drawing in respective tests.
    • Candidates will be given around 30 minutes for each test.
    • Each test carries a weightage of 15% in candidate’s final selection.

    Master of Technology (For All Specializations Available)

    • Test for this course will have 100 questions.
    • Each question will of Multiple Choice Type.
    • Candidates will be given 2 hours to complete the test.
    • This test will have 3 sections, mathematical ability, analytical reasoning and verbal ability.
    • 40 questions will be from Mathematical Ability, and rest two sections will have 30 questions each

    CEPT 2020 Syllabus

    CEPT 2020 Syllabus

    CEPT does not specify any syllabus for any course’s entrance exam. However, candidates are advised to do the topics related to subjects given in following table, according to their respective course: -

    SubjectTopics to be Covered
    General AwarenessCandidates are advised to cover topics like Indian Culture and History, Indian Polity, Geography, National and International Current Affairs, Famous Personalities, Environment etc. Covering these topics will also cover the syllabus of subject of Social and Cultural Awareness.
    Mathematical AbilityCandidates are advised to cover topics like Equations, Geometry, Algebra, Differential Calculus, Co-Ordinate Geometry, Trigonometry and Modern Mathematics.
    Verbal/English AbilityCandidates are advised to study Reading Comprehension, Vocabulary, Antonym Synonyms, Idioms and Phrases, Grammar, Sentence Correction, Basic Voice and tenses and Error Spotting.
    Construction AwarenessCandidates need to cover basics of construction, type of building and type of materials, legal things regarding construction, famous companies and current affairs regarding construction.
    Visual PerceptionCandidates here need to have the ability to note patterns between figures, distinguishing figures and designs on the basis of size and properties etc. This is basically some form of visual reasoning but more inclined towards designs.
    Color UnderstandingCandidates need to cover the types of colors, usage of colors; expression and meaning of colors and must also know properties of colors.
    Analytical AbilityFor this subject, candidates need to do basic reasoning topics like Number Series, Alphabet Series, Direction Sense, Blood Relations, Input Output, Visual Reasoning and Data Interpretation.
    Creative writing, Drawing and CreationThere is no syllabus for these subjects. Candidates just need practice for Drawing and Creation on various possible subjects and must know about the usage of various materials. Candidates must have the knowledge of various current issues and topics for written ability test.

    CEPT Exam Day Instructions

    CEPT Exam Day Instructions

    The Exam is conducted once in a year for each course. Candidates are advised to avoid any mistake that may make them ineligible to appear in the exam.

    Candidates are advised to follow the instructions listed below to avoid any problem on the exam day: -

    • Candidates must reach at least an hour before the commencement of the examination.
    • They must not forget to carry their Admit Card and Valid ID Proof in the exam hall.
    • Things like Pen, Pencil, Sketch Pens, Colors and other material are to be carried by candidates themselves. These will not be provided at the exam center.
    • CEPT application form number or last five digits of application form number are the seat number of candidate. Candidates are thus advised to find their seats quickly using this information.
    • Scientific calculators are allowed in Construction Technology exams, but not programmable ones.
    • Candidates are advised not to indulge in any kind of usage of unfair methods in examination.

    *The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College




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