Step 1:

Ans A: Is correct.

Given that $\overrightarrow a$ and $\overrightarrow b$ are collinear.

Two vectors are said to be collinear if they act along same direction.

Hence $\overrightarrow b=\lambda\overrightarrow a$.

$\Rightarrow$ A is correct

Step 2:

Ans B: Is incorrect.

If $\overrightarrow a=\pm\overrightarrow b$ then their magnitudes should be equal.

But for collinear their magnitudes need not be equal.

Therefore, B need not be correct.

Step 3:

And C: Is correct

If two vectors are collinear then they are parallel.

If they are parallel then their corresponding components should be proportional

Therefore, C is correct.

Step 4:

Ans D: Is incorrect.

If two vectors have same direction then they are called like parallel vectors.

If they have opposite directions then they are called unlike parallel vectors.

Therefore, for parallel vectors their directions may be same or may be opposite.

Hence D is not necessary to be correct.