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CEPT ENTRANCE EXAM 2018 PATTERN & SYLLABUS

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CEPT Exam Pattern

CEPT Entrance Exam’s pattern is held in offline mode. It is different for different courses. The types of questions asked in CEPT entrance exam are mixed, including both MCQ and subjective questions.

  • There is no negative marking in the test.
  • Candidates need to carry their ball point pen and pencil with themselves in the exam hall.
  • The duration of exam ranges from 30 minutes to 3 hours depending on the course.

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. The university conducts a series of exams for various courses generally in the month of July.


CEPT Entrance Exam 2018 Pattern Highlights

CEPT Entrance Exam 2018 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 examOffline
Number of questions100
Type of questionsMCQ and Subjective
Time allotted2 hours
Negative MarkingNo

CEPT Entrance Exam 2018 Pattern

CEPT Entrance Exam 2018 exam pattern differs from course to course. However, just like all other entrance exam of designing courses, this exam is also conducted offline 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 Entrance 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 Entrance Exam Marking Scheme

Marking scheme for CEPT Entrance Scheme is quite simple. Let us take a look at some features of general marking scheme for all courses: -

  • Each Multiple-Choice Question will have carry 1 mark each.
  • There will be no negative marking.
  • Marks of each creation based (drawing, writing and creation) question will be mentioned along with the question.
  • The marks for drawing, writing and creation based questions will be given according to the quality of answer provided. Attempting these questions does not guarantee full marks.

CEPT Entrance Exam 2018 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 Entrance Exam 2018 Day Instructions

CEPT Entrance 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 time of start of 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 entrance exam plication form number or last five digits of application form number are the seat number of candidate. Candidates are thus advised to find their seat 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.

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