30 April 2015

Model practice questions for UCEED - Sample test

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As you know, UCEED exam is new of it's kind and this year (2015), first exam is going to be conducted. Unfortunately since we have no previous papers or model questions, you need to make the preparation (for this year) based on an estimation and observation of the UCEED syllabus and pattern. If you have compared both CEED and UCEED patterns, you would agree that both are of same kind and most topics are same in both exams (excluding some topics from CEED).

I have been receiving many requests through Facebook as well as in this blog for UCEED materials. I had plans to cover the complete resources as a collection of topics (like I did for CEED), but because of my academic schedules, I'm unable to spend time for this, hopefully before next weekend, I will try to come up with a detailed collection of topics and materials for UCEED with some guidelines on how to proceed.

Anyway as a warm up exercise, I have taken some practice questions from my CEED mock test posts, and included here, in order to just give you a broad idea of the topics that could possibly appear in UCEED exam. I still have to gather other topics like environment, sustainability and climatic changes by way of design impacts etc.  Remember, the questions included are based on an estimation by observing (partial) the pattern and it might not be the complete set. Although I haven't still analysed the pattern clearly!

Complete answer key for this sample questions here

Also see

Books and study Materials/resources for UCEED exam (Latest)

Important Note :

Please avoid practising of sketching/drawing for UCEED - it's not required (for now) as the exam is online based with MCQ and numerical type unlike CEED which has mix type including hand drawing.

For now, You may also refer to the following links as resources for UCEED.

Resource for Observation, Problem solving and Design guide

Resources for MCQ type questions for UCEED from CEED

Some Creative ideas from the web as a motivation


sample 1) 

THE = 9
LIE = 7
FILE = 10

1. How many vanishing points can be expected for the below sketch ?

a. 1 point vanishing
b. 2 point vanishing
c. 3 point vanishing
d. 4 point vanishing

2. Identify the correct top view for the given solid. Select the correct option for the set of pictures given next to the picture

3) Below picture shows 20 match sticks being arranged with some alignment. How many squares are there totally ?

a. Four
b. Five
c. Six
d. Eight

4) What is the MINIMUM match sticks that has to be moved from the above picture to make a total of seven (7) squares ?

a. Four
b. Two
c. Three
d. Six

5) Which letters are not correctly matching to the given typography

a. t and o
b. t
c. u and t
d. s and u
e. s,t and f 

6) Figure shows a simple sketch of a Indian moving bus. Note that the bus is symmetrical (Neglect the mistakes in hand sketching but note that windows are also symmetrical). which direction is the bus moving ?

a. Right to left
b. Left to right 
c. Can't tell

7) A folded paper has to be cut along the dotted lines as shown in the below image. What will be the unfolded view after the cut ?

8) Can the given set of ropes form a knot ?

a. Yes
b. No
c. Can't tell

9) What will happen if the rope is pulled in the marked (arrow) direction shown below

a. Knot tights
b. Knot loose
c. Nothing happens
d. The rope messup

10) What is the brand name of this car

a. Jaguar
b. Rolls Royce
c. Aston Martin
d. Bently

11) The below picture shows a missing picture in the step series, select the correct option from the next set of images

12) Identify the material used for the below statue 
(little chance of appearing in UCEED exam)

a. Bronze
b. Brass
c. Terracota
d. Wax carving

13) How many surfaces are there in the illustration ?

a. 26 surfaces
b. 30 surfaces
c. 29 surfaces
d. 27 surfaces

14. The appropriate human hand-to-leg ratio in standard drawings is

a. 60/100
b. 70/100
c. 80/100
d. 100/100

15) Name the product shown in the picture

source : houzz.com

a. Tea maker

b. Gardening water can

c. medical solution holder

16) Identify the product shown below

a. Electric vehicle cleaner
b. Electric shaver
c. Electric cutter

17) 'Blue' color represents what ?

a. Bright, gives light
b. Tranquillity and health
c. Productive color, preferred by men
d. Reliability, practicality

18) To which state, does the below dance belongs to ?
(little chance of appearing in UCEED exam)

a. Himachal Pradesh
b. Manipur
c. Assam
d. Nepal

19) The below logo is designed to represent 

a. National literacy mission
b. World Health Organization
c. Indian child welfare association

20) Who made the famous painting shown below
(little chance of appearing in UCEED exam)

a. Raja Ravi Verma
b. MF Hussain
c. Jamini Roy
d. Tyeb Mehta

21) To which state the following shrine belongs to ?
(little/No chances of appearing in UCEED exam)

a. Uttar Pradesh
b. Madhya Pradesh
c. Andhra Pradesh
d. Oddisha

22) In a classroom of 100 students, 40 students feel alert, while 60 students feel bored, if 50% of the alert students turn bored. After that, 50% of the bored students turn alert, what is the final number of students who feel alert and bored ?

a. 20 alert, 80 bored
b. No change - 40 alert, 60 bored
c. 60 alert, 40 bored 
d. 50 alert, 50 bored

23) Which of the below shown cars looks more sportive ?

24) 'William Addison Dwiggins' coined which design term ?

a. Product Design
b. Graphic Design
c. User Interface Design
d. Engineering Design

25) The below picture of 'street art' best describes which of the following ?

a. Graffiti 
b. Stencil painting
c. Wall Painting
d. Spray paint art

26) What is the standard (ISO) paper size format of A1 ?

a. 841 X 1189
b. 420 X 594
c. 297 X 420
d. 594 X 841

27) Which of the following is a technique that is NOT related to Animation ?

a. Puppetry
b. Stop motion
c. Motion capture
d. Rotoscoping
e. Animatronics
f. Mechatronics
g. None 

28) The following picture depicts three characters from the famous crayon comic 'Shinchan'. Identify the face expressions of the three women and state their mood ...

a. sad, tensed, angry
b. sad, happy, worried
c. Worried, happy by imagining, angry
d. worried, surprised, angry 

29) The below face expression of the women best explains which condition ?

a. You are making me Disgusted
b. I know that, don't tell me !
c. You are embarrassing me
d. You are making me sad

30) What are some common materials used for the inner layers of thermo flasks (that store hot drinks) ? (choose all that apply)

a. Aluminium
b. Stainless steel
c. Glass
d. Copper 
e. All

31) The logo below is designed for which national program ? 

a. Vrudh sang 
b. Swachh bharath
c. National elder mission
d. National eye mission

32) Which of the following chair is aesthetically pleasing ?

33) Which of the following is not in proper perspective as in the image ?

a. Left Wall window
b. Sofa on the right 
c. Wall plate (with flower pot image)
d. Door on the back wall
e. Books on the front table
f. All are in perspective 

34) What hidden word do you see in the below illusion __________

35) The partial view of a car is shown below. Identify the car ?

a. Ford Punto
b. Ford Figo
c. Chevrolet Beat
d. Chevrolet Cruze

36) To which animal, the following tail belongs to ?

a. Leopard
b. Tiger
c. Cheetah
d. Puma
e. Jaguar

37) Find the odd thing out

a. Bikes
b. Cars
c. Trains
d. Planes
e. Bicycle 

38) Our teacher is a(n) ---- person, so she easily captivates the interest and attention of the students while she is teaching.

a. Obstinate
b. Obedient
c. Dynamic
d. Elegant

39) Teachers like ---- students who never break their rules.

a. Obstinate
b. Obedient
c. Dynamic
d. Elegant

40) Which number comes in the place of question mark shown in the below image

Source : Indiabix blog 

41) Look at the series: 26, 24, 20, 18, 14, ...... what number should come next ?

42) A wire can be bent in the form of a circle of radius 7cm. If it is bent in the form of a square, then its area will be ? (take PI = 22/7)

Below shown picture applies to questions from 6 to 8 

Puzzle source : sunniebunniezz

43) How many circles are there in the above picture ?

44) How many squares are there in the above same image ?

45) How many triangles are present ?

46) 'Ashoka Chakra' is a part of our Indian National flag. How many spokes are there in that chakra ?

47) Which of the following pictures illustrate 'Cross hatching' ?





48)  _________ in drawing refers to applying heavy layers of pencil until the tooth of the paper is completely filled in, and a smooth, shiny surface is created. 

a. Bistre Ink
b. Burnishing
c. Emphasis
d. Foreshortening

49) Select synonyms for the word 'abode' (multiple options)

a. Dwelling
b. Ardent
c. Domicile
d. House
e. Associate

50) The below picture shows a famous hotel, that is architecturally brilliant, where is this hotel located ?
(little/no chances of appearing in UCEED exam)

a. San Fransico
b. San Diego
c. Tokyo
d. Dubai

51) A 24 cm x 24 cm square metal plate needs to be fixed by a carpenter on to a wooden board. The carpenter uses nails all along the edges of the square such that there are 25 nails on each side of the square. Each nail is at the same distance from the neighbouring nails. How many nails does the carpenter use?

a. 100
b. 98
c. 97
d. 96

52) Below is a picture of a pentagon with a circle pattern on it, the shape is mirrored four times. Identify the correct position of the pattern on the last pentagon (1,2,3,4 or 5)

53) Identify the traffic signal used for

a. Load limit
b. Speed limit
c. Horn prohibited

54) Identify the product used for ?

a. WIFI adopter
b. Computer mouse
c. Paper weight
d. USB charger 

55) The following logo represents ?
(little chance of appearing in UCEED exam)

a. National Council of Educational Research and Training
b. National Literacy Mission
c. United India Insurance
d. National Earthquake Engg. Education

56) Select synonyms for the word 'cordial' (multiple options)

a. Defilement
b. Gracious 
c. Loyal 
d. Polite  
e. Courteous 

57) Which of the following are applications of RGB color models ?

a. CRT (Cathode ray tube) 
b. LCD (Liquid Crystal display) 
c. OLED (Organic Light emitting diode)
d. Plasma display
e. Printing
f. All

58) Identify the pug mark and state to which animal it belongs to

59) Suppose a water tank is in the shape of a right circular cylinder is 20 meter long and 10 meter in diameter. How much sheet metal will be used in its construction. Picture shown below

60)  Visualize and sketch the third missing picture in the following animation series

61) Identify the cartoon character and the texture of the animal

62) Apiece of wire of 42 cm long is bent into the shape of a rectangle whose width is twice its length. Find the dimensions of the rectangle.

63) A 10 meter pole casts a shadow of 5 meter. How tall is a tree with a shadow of 12 meter ?

64) How many squares in the picture

65) Next 2 numbers in the series 4,8,9,27 .....

66) How many triangles are in the below picture

67) Count the number of faces in the below picture

68) Identify the hidden letters in the illusion below

69) Arrange the following cameras from past to present (A to D)

70) A cube (cardboard box) is unfolded and one of the following tessellation is right, please identify that

71) Below is a picture of a pentagon with a circle pattern on it, the shape is mirrored four times. Draw the correct position of the pattern on the last pentagon

72) Below is a picture of a hexagon with an arrow pattern on it, the shape is mirrored five times. Draw the correct position of the pattern on the last hexagon

73) Identify the hidden animal in the below picture

74) Imagine a 3 X 3 X 3 cube. How many cuts do we need to break it into 27 1 X 1 X 1 cubes ? 

75) There are 6 people in a room. They shake each other's hands once and only once. How many handshakes are there altogether?

76) Somu and Bhanu each have a collection of tennis balls. Somu said that if Bhanu would give him 4 of his balls they would have an equal number; but, if Somu would give Bhanu 4 of his balls, Bhanu would have 2 times as many balls as Somu. How many balls does Bhanu have?

77) The length of top line compared to bottom line in the below picture is ......
(larger, smaller, equal, none)

78) A tennis championship is played on a knock-out basis, i.e., a player is out of the tournament when he loses a match.
  • How many players participate in the tournament if 85 matches are totally played ?
  • How many matches are played in the tournament if 17 players totally participate?
79) There are five different houses A to E. A is to the is to the right of B and E is to the left of C and right of A. B is to the right of D. Which of the houses is in the middle ?

80) Ram noticed in a cycle stand that there were a total of 14 bicycles and tricycles. If the total number of wheels was 35, how many tricycles were there?

81) Suppose 6 monkeys take 6 minutes to eat 6 bananas, how many minutes would it take
  • 3 monkeys to eat 3 bananas
  • 24 monkeys to eat 24 bananas

82) Identify the products shown below in the order of a,b,c


83) Three products were shown below, which has the same purpose, Identify the product  

84) Three products were shown below, which has the same purpose, Identify the product


Complete answer key for this sample questions here

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  1. Thank u so much sir but can u plzz help us with answer to these questions

    1. Answers will be updated today !

    2. sir? thank you for this but i am not able to find the answers

    Really thankful to you.
    Please keep helping and guiding us. :)

    1. welcome, will try to come up with UCEED posts ASAP !

    2. this was a great help ,thanks, looking forward for updates.

  3. I really apppreciate your great concern in helping in ur best possible ways for ambitious Uceed aspirants .......THANKS. But PLEASE UPLOAD ANSWERS.

    1. Links to the post of "Answer key to this model test" have already been updated at the beginning as well as at the end of this post. Check that properly bro!

      Anyway, you may get that here - Answer key with detailed explanations to sample model test - 1 for UCEED 2015

  4. Thank you so much for posting this.sir,can you give any idea or else any bookname regarding this topic (Language and creativity ,specially for Reading comprehension and active and passive constructions etc) which is the syllabus for uceed.sir i am weak in this topic and i am also preparing for jee advance and uceed both.Recently i have purchsed one book named WORD POWER MADE EASY.so, i would like to know whether this book is good for uceed exam or not . sir i am confused how to complete this topic.sir, please help me.

    1. I have plans to share material for comprehension to UCEED level, You have to wait till this weekend. I will possibly try to share those materials once that is found.

  5. bhanu theres approximately 7000 students appearing for uceed for 30 seats. can u please tell me (what u probably think) how much minimum marks should i get out of 300 to be sure of a seat at idc

    1. Hello there,
      Actually it's difficult to predict cut-off's and min. marks required to crrack UCEED. It depends on the average, max marks attained, number of students participated and the minimum institute requirements. So, If say the maximum marks is say 200, attained by someone, then I guess those who are between the range of 160 - 200 could have the chances of getting into IIT.

      We are not yet sure of post UCEED process, although I guess there won't be any further exam or something like portfolio/interview as is done during CEED selection, but there might be chances of having formal interview just to get to know your design interest (I guess so). So, if that is the case, then the applicants having lesser rank than other applicants having better rank, could also get seat based on his/her performance. Anyway, try your best to be on the top by practising well. That is the only thing we can do for now :) all d best

  6. I heard around 2000-3000 (approx) students are appearing for the exam, what are my chaces to get selected if I score around 180-200 ?

    1. The above explanation would give some idea

    2. neha where did you get to hear that from??

  7. bhanu can u upload more uceed mock papers, if u can please put them in uceed format

    1. It's kind of difficult for now ! I'm yet to collect resources and topics related to UCEED, and I need time for that too. Only after that, I could think of more mock test, and you know what - putting that in exam format is not so easy but will try later :)

  8. Bhanu sir can u please tell me about sc reservation seats in IIT bombay. And how much marks i have to score for get chance to addmission in IIT. Because seats so so llimited and i also want to know why seats are so limited and from UCEED how much maximum rank i have to get to get addmission in B.ds course??? Plz reply me

    1. I honestly don't know above the seats, max marks and reservation criteria, Whatever comments I did earlier are just my estimation, and that may or may not be true, you could refer to that to get an idea

  9. Sir can u plzz provide us with the solution to original sample paper of uceed exam by iitb

    1. For now, my work is to gather materials for UCEED. Once I'm done with that, I will give solutions to original sample paper.

  10. Hi Sir,
    My name is ankur and I'm applying for UCEED this year. I really appreciate the hard work you have done in collecting so much great content on your blog for helping the students applying for ceed and uceed. Good bless you.
    A little question I have sir, can you please tell what should we do in general awareness part.
    Thank you.

    1. Call it General design awareness questions instead of regular GA !
      Most questions would generally be related to design streams and their backgrounds. You don't have to have GA knowledge like someone cracking civils does. Those questions are simple and importantly specific.
      I will share a list in my coming posts soon. Thanks for all the kind words :)

    2. Hi Sir,
      Thanks for replying. but on uceed website they have mentioned about general awareness like this

      "General awareness of environmental factors such as climate, population, water, vegetation, pollution, weather, natural resources etc., and their implications on the design of products, images, infrastructure and environment. Awareness of social and cultural connection with design, history of the designed artefact, and socially responsible and environmentally sustainable design responses. History of art, sculpture and literature."

      They have concentrated on environmental factors first. Please tell something about it. If you want more information about syllabi or anything else please go to www.uceed.in

      Thank you.

    3. Ya, I have seen that, I've already mentioned, I'll try to share something relate to that, let me see!

  11. Hi !
    your blog is great and very helpful !

    Can you tell me how do I prepare for English and gk / general awareness qs / monuments / art culture ... etc for UCEED 2015 ?

  12. Dear Bhanu, can u please tell me how to find 1. How many vanishing points can be expected for the below sketch ? (q1) can u please give sm notes on how to find vanishing points and what are vanishing points?? if u have already uploaded notes for this can u please tell me where or paste the link

    1. It is updated in Resource page - Check that link under Mathematical Geometry after the videos !

      Book and study materials for UCCED

  13. hi sir wat is answer for q12 and q50

  14. sir which book is to be prefer for this exam??

    1. No preferred book for UCEED, not even for CEED ! Unfortunately internet is the main source for such courses ! It all depend on your practice.

    2. By now, you should be aware of the syllabus and the broad areas from which UCEED questions could be asked based on the syllabi, right ? Now, that should give you idea some on what topics to practice.

      Say, if they mentioned English comprehension, take some sample tests from internet and try your hands on it ! You may check this blogs UCEED page for the materials that I've included - most of them are test type, so I hope that helps you. You may check this link

      Study materials and downloadable books for UCCED preparation

  15. Thank you very much for your noble efforts.please upload pdf of this material.

    1. Making pdf of this file is difficult because of being lengthy post, save this page for your purpose.

  16. Thank you so much!
    It is interesting and easy to learn with! :)

  17. thanku for helping us sir,,gd bless u..

  18. Thank you so much.It helped me a lot for my preaparation. For previous year question papers you can check this .http://www.slideshare.net/afdindia/

  19. Hello Bhanu Sir, actually i will be giving uceed dis yr in d month of jan.. i jus wntd to know a total of how many students from general caste cn gt selected in iit bombay or iit guwahati.. n do u hav ny idea bout othr questions dat hv chances to appear in uceed 2016??

    1. That's never clear, I'm not sure about numbers n seats. Although IITB seats are limited to 30, n if im not wrong only 14/17 seats r provided for general category. I remember someone shared this in comments.

  20. sir..could u pls share some more sample question papers.. its a sincere request..pls?

    1. You can check the links available at the left side (scroll up to the top) of this blog under the heading 'Practice mock test' - I think those are more than sufficient, you can also try ceed mock tests. CEED Part A syllabus is almost similar to uceed!

  21. Can you post UCEED 2015 question paper solutions asap? Thank you!

    1. I will chk if i can. I'll let you all know when I'm done with that.

  22. please help me out with first question. I don't have any idea about vanishing points and how to find them.

  23. sir how many students were appeared in Uceed 2016 any idea

  24. hello Bhanu sir..i m studying in 12th right now..and I very much want to pass UCEED ...i am a bit ok in creativity but I do lack in mathematical and logical questions can u please tell me the topics that i need to ponder so that I develope my skills in these two subjects....

    1. You already told that - Mathematical and logical ques !!!
      If not directly mathematical way, atleast try to practice on logical questions. One can get hold of logic and aptitude only when one work on it, as well as THINK on how to solve the problem (even if it consumes times in the beginning). There are two ways of solving/learning math/aptitude/brain-storming ques
      1. Trying by own with thinking n imagination
      2. First option is not applicable but one is capable of learning methods - by going through the answers and trying to apply for similar ques

      You need to imagine while solving such questions. Take simple (easy) questions in the beginning and solve them. If you're not able to get the answer, no issues, go thru the answer n LEARN how it was solved. Once you go through this process you will automatically start doing by your own. Remember, for the second kind, the more they practice different types (involving diff methods) the more one gets sharper and soon they can beat first category people also! Hope you got it. Check the UCEED resource page for practice ques.

  25. i think answer to q. no. 45 will be 14 not 16

  26. Sir in question no 27 the most appropriate is WORD RATHER THAN LETTER.I was confused to identify letter.Their is a word hidden in that picture that is LIAR

    1. ya, it's word not letter, the answer is liar which is already given in key!

  27. Sir could you please give the answer for Question 20.

    1. MF Hussain, chk more in this pg


  28. Sir if each question was given 1 mark what would be a good score for this paper?


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