Build skills to crack design exams in smarter , faster & better way ⚡️

CEED : UCEED : NID : NIFT 📅 Upcoming 2nd Cohort: 13th November 2022 

📚Accelerator Curriculum

The Accelerator program aims to help you become exam ready quickly and smartly.

We will meet one week prior and understand the procedure of the program, and details about how to use the Kaphal platform. Though the sessions are pre-recorded the program will run in a cohort. You'll learn a lot from your peers. This week you'll get to know each other. Also, this week would recommend you go through the self-preparation course before we start the accelerator program.

The previous notions about design are reoriented and hence the stage ‘unlearn’. In this stage, we unravel the skills required to crack the design exams. This is the stage of ‘guided practice’. We look at the PYQs and try solving them together, brainstorm on them and learn from mistakes. 📅 Week-1 📌PART-A ✔️Indian Culture ✔️Designers ✔️Riddles ✔️ Surface Counting 📌GAT ✔️Verbal Reasoning ✔️Non-Verbal Reasoning ✔️Quantitative Aptitude 📌PART-B ✔️Problem Identification ✔️Design Principles ✔️Creative Solutions 📌DRAWING ✔️Perspective and Line Drawing ✔️FORMS ( 2D to 3D, 3D to 2D ✔️Proportion and Scaling

Reading and learning is not the only part of preparation. The actual preparation starts in our heads. How prepared we are mentally to take up the challenge? This stage focuses on these techniques. We imbibe the process and skills. 📅 Week-2 📌PART-A ✔️Data Interpretation/Passage ✔️Animation Study ✔️Designers ✔️Typography ✔️Indian Culture 📌GAT ✔️Verbal Reasoning ✔️Quantitative Aptitude ✔️English 📌PART-B ✔️Visual Sensitivity ✔️Form Sensitivity ✔️Stream Specific Preparation 📌DRAWING ✔️Memory Drawing ✔️Shading, Light, and Shadow

The best way to test your preparation is to teach. You create assignments and tests for others. We all attempt them and you evaluate us. You understand the mindset of a student and learn how to deal with it. 📅 Week-3 📌PART-A ✔️Area/Mensuration ✔️Tessellation + Tilling 📌GAT ✔️Verbal Reasoning ✔️Quantitative Aptitude ✔️English 📌PART-B ✔️Spatial Ability ✔️Visual Communication 📌DRAWING ✔️Color Theory and Psychology ✔️Cross Section + Intersection of 3D figures

We reflect on what we learned and try to find the answer to the fundamental question to excel in a competitive exam; ‘how to be different?’ The actual preparation required for the design entrance exam is over. 📅 Week-4 📌PART-A ✔️Media Study (Print + Digital) ✔️Physics (Mechanics, Mirror, Lens) ✔️Doubts + Revision 📌GAT ✔️Verbal Reasoning ✔️Quantitative Aptitude ✔️English 📌PART-B ✔️Human figures exercises ✔️Design Concepts/Inspirations

From the 5th week onwards, revisit and practice the same topics again till the exam. If you have dedicated the earlier 4 weeks with commitment, it is time to slow down. This week, we will revisit topics from Week 1 through activities and live tests.


To know more about the curriculum and our teaching method, talk to your coach in a 1:1 meeting. We would be happy to help!

​Choose a plan 🚀

Limited spots are available in a cohort. Book early to get access.

Online
₹ 10,500 + 18% GST
̶₹̶ ̶1̶8̶,̶0̶0̶0̶ Pay ₹ 6195 in 2 easy instalments
  • Duration: 3 Months (Phase-1 + Phase-2)
  • Phase 1: 1 month (30 days) Intensive preparation
  • Phase 2: 2 months (15 hours) of interactive learning (Doubt-Solving, Mentoring & Revision)
  • Access to recordings till the exams
  • For CEED | UCEED | NID | NIFT
  • Stream specific preparation for NID (M)
  • Weekly Assignments & Tests: Total 24
  • Study Sessions
Enroll Now

Hybrid*
₹ 18,500 + 18% GST
̶₹̶ ̶2̶8̶,̶0̶0̶0̶ Pay ₹ 10,915 in 2 easy instalments
  • Blended learning: Online (weekdays) & Offline (weekend)
  • For CEED | UCEED | NID | NIFT
  • All the features of the online plan included
  • Duration: 3 Months (Phase-1 + Phase-2)
  • Phase 1: 1 month (30 days) Intensive preparation
  • Phase 2: 2 months (15 hours) of interactive learning (Doubt-Solving, Mentoring & Revision)
  • 16 hours of classroom sessions (Offline)
  • Additional 8 offline tests
  • Special emphasis on sketching & maths for offline sessions
  • Personalized attention for guidance
  • Offline support till the exam
  • Boot camp - free access worth 5k
  • *Offline classes available in Pune & New Delhi
Enroll Now

​What you will learn

Understand the demand of the question in the design exams and develop the thought process to solve them.

How to approach a design awareness question for NID/NIFT/CEED/UCEED

Develop interest in the visual riddles and understand how questions are framed in the design entrance exams

Develop drawing and handling skills for the exam and learn how to come up with creative solutions

How to solve previous year's questions and anticipate questions and topics for the exam this year.

How to create a portfolio for the next round and prepare for the studio test efficiently

What does a week look like at Accelerator

The accelerator program demands 10-12 hours of commitment per week. Dive into the tasks diligently to see the desired results. The community will be there for you at each step.

​Meet your mentors

Arunav Dwivedi
Visual Designer | NIFT

​Design is a way of thinking and can be developed with practice. We will work on that.

Arun Sahlot
Game Designer | NID

We will learn to conceptualize the right ideas and transfer them onto the paper.

Prachi Anand
Visual Designer | IIT H

​Identifying weaknesses is key. I will help you turn your weakness into strength.

Suyash Tiwari
New Media | NID

Practice alone can make you a better illustrator. We will practice and have fun

​Choose a plan 🚀

Limited spots are available in a cohort. Book early to get access.

Online
₹ 10,500 + 18% GST
̶₹̶ ̶1̶8̶,̶0̶0̶0̶
  • Duration: 3 Months (Phase-1 + Phase-2)
  • Phase 1: 1 month (30 days) Intensive preparation
  • Phase 2: 2 months (15 hours) of interactive learning (Doubt-Solving, Mentoring & Revision)
  • Access to recordings till the exams
  • For CEED | UCEED | NID | NIFT
  • Stream specific preparation for NID (M)
  • Weekly Assignments & Tests: Total 24
  • Study Sessions
Enroll Now

Hybrid*
₹ 18,500 + 18% GST
̶₹̶ ̶2̶8̶,̶0̶0̶0̶
  • Blended learning: Online (weekdays) & Offline (weekend)
  • For CEED | UCEED | NID | NIFT
  • All the features of the online plan included
  • Duration: 3 Months (Phase-1 + Phase-2)
  • Phase 1: 1 month (30 days) Intensive preparation
  • Phase 2: 2 months (15 hours) of interactive learning (Doubt-Solving, Mentoring & Revision)
  • 16 hours of classroom sessions (Offline)
  • Additional 8 offline tests
  • Special emphasis on sketching & maths for offline sessions
  • Personalized attention for guidance
  • Offline support till the exam
  • Boot camp - free access worth 5k
  • *Offline classes available in Pune & New Delhi
Enroll Now

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Frequently Asked Questions

Got a question? We've got answers. If you have some other questions, contact us using email.

Yes! All the sessions are live! The timings are generally late evening 7 PM onwards. For offline sessions, the timings would be early afternoon. You can speak with our representatives to know more about timings.

Yes, you have access to all the recordings till the exam or 1st March 2023 (whichever is earlier)

Yes, you can enroll in a 1:1 trial session with a coach at Kaphal Studio to get answers to your doubts about the course and for general counseling on a career in design. You can even attend a session in an ongoing batch to understand our pedagogy better. 🤩 Please note that we charge a minimal amount for these trial sessions which is deducted if you enroll in the program.

During the 4-week period, we expect you to devote 10-12 hours including attending sessions and completing assignments. After 4 weeks, we will meet once every week till the exam.

To make it accessible for the majority of students in the country, we have introduced part-payment or payment in installments. Apart from that, you can use a credit card for no-cost EMI as well.

Yes. You can upgrade the plan anytime during the course. To upgrade you'll have to pay the difference at the time of upgrading. Please note that the offline sessions are not recorded so we will try and accommodate your missed sessions in the future batch.

We do not offer any refund, once the product has been purchased. You can enroll in as many trial sessions before enrolling in the program. Feel free to ask for a trial session before you purchase the course.

Offline sessions are designed to help you work on your problems and doubts personally. 👨‍🏫 Each session would be 2 hours long. All the Kaphal Studio mentors are well qualified and trained to tackle design exams queries. Here is a quick guide to the offline session: 👉🏻 Weekly offline tests and discussion with the mentor 👉🏻 Mentor will keep a track of your learning and submissions in the online sessions. 👉🏻 He/she will help work with you on your weak points 👉🏻 You can ask the mentors for review, feedback, discuss questions or discuss your preparation in general.

All the teachers at Kaphal Studio are professional mentors and are from premium design colleges. The mentors are trained in advance to help you achieve your goals.

Before we start the intense preparation for 4 weeks. You meet and greet your peers in the cohort in week-0. We help you get accustomed to our platform where you'll be submitting your tests and assignments. In short, week-0 is fun! 😎

We do suggest some reading materials. But, we do not believe in study materials for design. Even though we have collected everything you need to know from the exam perspective under Design Prep Repository. You can find the link to the repository in the "Resources" tab in the footer.

You can drop us an email at learn@kaphalstudio.com or directly call our helpline number +919311560779 [between 11 AM to 6 PM].

After 4 weeks we enter the Phase II of the preparation. You dive into the self-preparation mode. We will meet every Sunday.

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