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CEPT Entrance Exam [ CEPTEE ]

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By Srushti Pargat Last Updated: December 05th, 2020

CEPT Entrance Exam 2021

CEPT University which is located in Ahmedabad, Gujarat offers numerous undergraduate, postgraduate, M. Phil and PhD courses in the fields of Architecture, Planning, Technology, Design and Management. CEPT University was formerly called the Centre for Environmental Planning and Technology.

The CEPT entrance examination is conducted by the CEPT University to offer admission to students for the various UG and PG courses. It is a state-level examination which is conducted offline and takes place for a duration of 3 hours.

2021 Important Updates

A list of tentative dates and important events for CEPT Entrance examination 2021 is as follows:

Events UG dates PG dates
Application Start date June 2021 January 2021
Application Last date July 2021 March 2021
Admit card release July 2021 March 2021
Exam date July 2021 April 2021
Declaration of result July 2021 April 2021
Commencement of Personal Interview rounds July 2021 April 2021
Release of final list of selected students July to August, 2021 April 2021
Commencement of counselling and payment of fees August 2021 May 2021

Eligibility Criteria

COURSE CRITERIA MARKS
Bachelor of Interior Design
  • 10 + 2 with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics as compulsory subjects OR Passed 10+3 Diploma* examination with Mathematics as compulsory subject having obtained at least 50% marks in the aggregate and have obtained valid score in the NATA as prescribed by Council.
NOTE: * A candidate shall have passed the Diploma (I0+ 3) of any stream with Mathematics as a compulsory subject from-
  1. The Technical Examination Board, Gujarat State or
  2. A University established or incorporated by or under a Central or a State Act or an institution declared to be deemed as a University under section 3 of the University Grants Commission Act. 1956 (3 or 1956)
     OR
  • Candidates who have cleared the qualifying examination from school located outside India with minimum eligibility criteria as prescribed by AICTE/Council from time to time, and equivalency defined by Association of Indian Universities (AIU), New Delhi shall be eligible for admission.
     OR
  • The candidate shall have to pass all the subjects of the qualifying examination from a single Board.
Aggregate 50% + NATA Score
Bachelor of Urban Design 10 + 2 with any streams (Science, Commerce and Arts / Humanities) OR Diploma (10+3 pattern) of any stream Aggregate 50% Marks
Bachelor of Construction Technology
  • 10 + 2 with Physics and Mathematics as compulsory subjects and Chemistry/ Biotechnology/ Biology/ Technical Vocational subject/ Computer Science/ Information Technology/ Informatics Practices/ Agriculture/ Engineering Graphics/ Business Studies as an optional subject and candidate should have appeared in JEE (Main) of the corresponding year
      OR
  • Candidates who have cleared the qualifying examination from school located outside India with minimum eligibility criteria as prescribed by AICTE/Council from time to time, and equivalency defined by Association of Indian Universities (AIU), New Delhi shall be eligible for admission.
      OR
  • The candidate shall have to pass all the subjects of the qualifying examination from a single Board.
 
Aggregate 45% 
Master of Urban Management Bachelor’s degree from any stream Aggregate 55% (50% for reserved categories)
Master of Design Graduation in Design or Architecture or Interior Design, Construction Technology or Diploma in Interior Design (12+4)
Master of Landscape Architecture
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture / Landscape Architecture / Urban Design and Interior Design disciplines with at least four full-time academic years in duration offered by a recognized University or Institution.
         OR  
  • A postgraduate degree in any of the disciplines like Botany / Ecology / Horticulture / Geography / Agriculture / Forestry / Geology / Hydrology or similar natural sciences of a minimum of two years of full-time study with a prescribed bridge course
  • 4 years Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering or Planning with a prescribed bridge course.
 
                Aggregate 55% (50% for reserved categories)
Master of Landscape Design
  • Master’s degree in any of the disciplines like Botany, Ecology, Horticulture, Geography, Agriculture, Forestry, Geology, Hydrology or similar natural sciences of a minimum of two years of full-time study with a prescribed bridge course
  • 4 years Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering or Planning with a prescribed bridge course
 
Master of Technology in - Construction Engineering and Management
  • Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in Civil Engineering / Construction Technology / Environmental Engineering / Urban Design and Architecture
  • Candidate shall have cleared XII Examination in the science stream with Mathematics and Physics as required subjects.
 
  Aggregate 55% (50% for SC / ST / SEBC candidate)
Master of Technology in - Structural Engineering Design
  • Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering, Construction Technology
  • Candidate shall have cleared XII Examination in the science stream with Mathematics and Physics as required subjects.
 
Master of Technology in Geomatics
  • Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering / Geoinformatics Engineering / Computer Engineering / Environmental Engineering / Electronics and Communication Engineering / Information Technology / Water Resources / Agriculture / Planning / Urban Design and Architecture OR Master’s degree in Basic Science / Earth Science / Geoinformatics / Climate Science / Environment Science / Information Technology / Disaster Management and Geography
  • Candidate shall have cleared XII Examination in the science stream with Mathematics and Physics as required subjects.
 
Aggregate 55% (50% for SC / ST / SEBC candidate)
Master of Technology in Building Energy Performance
  • Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in Civil Engineering/ Mechanical Engineering / Electrical Engineering / Environmental Engineering / Construction Technology / Architecture / Interior Design or Interior Architecture (five-year programs only) from a recognized university/institution.
  • Applicant must have cleared XII Examination in science stream with Physics and Mathematics as compulsory subjects.
 
Aggregate 55% (50% for SC / ST / SEBC candidate)

Syllabus  

The syllabus for the CEPT entrance examination has been divided into 3 divisions for better understanding of the aspirants.

The first section, i.e., is Visual Perception and Logical Reasoning. The topics under this are:

Visual Perception & Logical Reasoning:
Basic design & interiors
Context analysis
Lateral thinking & imagination
Colour Perception and Association
Visual order
Association
Interpretation
Application
Interior area attributes

The second section, i.e., is Making and Creativity. The topics under this are:

Making and Creativity:
Organizational principles
Visualization of 3D objects
Scale and proportions
Logic and ordering principles


The third section, i.e., is Drawing and Perception. The topics under this are:

Drawing & Perception:
Representation
Understanding of Order
Understanding of Basics Of Style
Common Sense
Problem Solving

CEPT 2021 Exam Centre

CEPT University conducts all the entrance examinations in their own campus in Ahmedabad, Gujarat.

The address of CEPT University is:

CEPT University 
Kasturbhai Lalbhai Campus
University Road, Navrangpura
Ahmedabad-380009 Gujarat India

For any admission related queries contact toll-free number 1800-270-4030

Usually CEPT entrance examinations are pen and paper based, i.e., in offline mode. However, due to the pandemic, CEPT 2020 was conducted online. There is yet to be an announcement regarding the mode of examination of CEPT 2021. Aspirants are requested to keep checking the websites for more information.

Registration/ Application process  

· As per the timeline provided above, candidates have to register through www.cept.ac.in/www.admissions.cept.ac.in

· The next step is filling the application form, uploading documents and making the payment (debit or credit card or net banking). The application fee is Rs. 500

· Candidates are to take a print out of the admit cards when it will be available

Prep Tips

· Depending on the course that you are applying for, your preparation strategy should vary. However, for whichever course you want to take up, a thorough understanding of the syllabus and the exam pattern is important. Hit the college libraries and do as much research as possible.

· After you get a grip on these, prepare a strategy based on your own needs. Make a routine and follow it no matter what.

· Look for old question papers and solve as many as you can.

· Sit for mock examinations.

· Eat healthily and get enough amount of sleep to process information and also for the best possible outcome.

FAQs

Q) Is CEPT University a government undertaking?

A. Initially it was run by Ahmedabad Education Society (ASE) but later on, it became private.

Q) Is CEPT University autonomous in nature?

A. It was autonomous until 2002 when it got affiliated to Hemchandraacharya North Gujarat University.

Q) What is the duration of the CEPT entrance examination?

A. 3 hours.

Q) Is the CEPT Entrance examination conducted online or offline?

A. Usually it is pen and paper based. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the test was conducted online in 2020. It is yet to be announced as to which mode it will be conducted in, in 2021.

Q) Which courses are offered by the CEPT University?

A. The UG courses offered by CEPT University are as follows:

  • Bachelor of Interior Design
  • Bachelor of Urban Design
  • Bachelor of Construction Technology
  • Bachelor of Design
  • Bachelor of Architecture

The PG courses which are offered are:

  • MArch in Architectural Design
  • MArch / MA in Conservation and Regeneration
  • MArch / MA in Architectural History and Theory
  • Master of Landscape Architecture
  • Master of Urban Planning
  • Master of Urban Transport Systems
  • Master of Urban Infrastructure
  • Master of Urban Housing
  • Master of Urban Design
  • Master of Urban Management
  • Master of Technology in Construction Engineering & Management
  • Master of Technology in Structural Engineering Design
  • Master of Technology in Geomatics
  • Master of Technology in Building Energy Performance

Q) Is it possible to apply for the test even though my 10+2 board examination results are not out?

A. Yes, it is possible to apply. However, admission will only be finalised once original mark sheet of the qualifying examinations are provided.

Best wishes to all the CEPT 2021 aspirants from the CollegeMarg team!

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