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UCEED 2019 Question Paper with Answer

UCEED 2019 Question Paper with Answer

Edited By Team Careers360 | Updated on Apr 09, 2024 12:15 PM IST | #UCEED

Here we will look back at the history and decide our preparation for the future of UCEED 2025.

Evolving Trends in UCEED Exam Assessment Methodology from 2019 to 2024?

One most significant observations made in the past 05 years is that the exam conducting body has evolved the scrutiny process for the UCEED exam is raise efficiency by curtailing the redundancy of the questions asked rather now they are focussing on a more concise assessment of the design aptitude. The number of questions has been decreased by more than 10% shifting the weightage to the questions.

The drawing base part, section B, is now focussing on analytical skills, i.e., not only good sketching but also the technical understanding of sketching skills to depict the idea.

E.g If you are asked to design a Computer mouse for elderly people?

One needs to identify and depict the following requirements:

  1. Purpose: What the proposed solution should offer, ergonomics or form, or both?

  2. Presentation: This is a challenging part where one needs to have an understanding of the Exploded view(Product Detailing) and human-product interaction to be

Detailed Analysis of UCEED 2019 Question Paper:

Exam Structure & Marking Scheme.

Maximum Marks: 300

Examination Duration: 3 Hours

Mode of Examination: Online (Computer-Based Tes

Marking Scheme: Source UCEED 2019 Website.


Before diving into the Section-wise analysis first, let's have an overview of the question paper. As per the analysis, the 2019 UCEED question paper has more than 50% easy questions, around 30% moderate and less than 15% difficult questions which brings us to the conclusion that overall the exam easy easy to mode

Section-Wise Analysis of UCEED Question Paper 2019

For Part-A: Which consisted of three sections.

1. NAT (Numerical Aptitude Test):


Difficulty Level

The difficulty level was Moderate to Easy


Ideal Time

40-50 minutes


Good Attempt

14-15 questions


Focus Areas

Geometric Shapes, Knowledge of Formulas, and Visualization skills to break the question into strategies the approach.

Overall the section was balanced for difficult to moderate. However, this again becomes subjective, a candidate with a good understanding of the fundamentals of topics like Geometry, Permutation & Combination, and Statistics would find the questions easy and doable in a single attempt. But this doesn't mean all the questions asked in 2019 were formula-based most of them rather could easily be attempted with logic and for sure the very fundamental understanding of basic geometric constructions. Let us try to understand this through a question from UCEED 2019, where first we need to identify the underlying geometric shapes that make the whole composition and later work on simple area calculation.

Here are a few example questions from the UCEED 2019 question paper such as:

1. Question No. 19


Process to attempt the solution: To approach this question one should be able to fragment the composition into simpler shapes and then visualize the possible overlaps and approach the question for solution.


Fragment Simplifying the Compositions

One needs to know the mathematical formulas to calculate the Area of a square, circle semi-circle, etc. that combine to make the shape. Also the understanding of negative and positive space to visualize the underlying shapes.

2. Question 12 - It is more logical than Numerical Aptitude.


Process to attempt the solution - Solving NAT Questions Using Logic

One needs to have a logical understanding of hinges and movements in constrain, but also an understanding of geometrical mathematics, if both the questions are easy else may seem difficult at first glance.

150i✔6 s 150*2.44 = 366 approx

> Power of Clue: The first logical question is whether the length would increase or decrease (increase in this case)

> The final answer would be greater than 36

2. MSQ: Multiple Select Questions


Difficulty Level

The difficulty level was Moderate


Ideal Time

30-40 minutes


Good Attempt

13-14 questions


Focus Areas

Visualization and Spatial Ability + Observation and Design Sensitivity

MSQ(Multiple Select Questions) part in the UCEED examination is one of the most scoring sections, which comes with a risk of negative marking for each wrong choice. The questions asked mostly were easy and needed primarily the Observation and Design Sensitivity in a candidate. This section was a combination of Verbal(Q-28) and Non-Verbal reasoning(Q- 23,24 etc.), Data Interpretation & General Awareness.

Awarness-based questions from every day are comparatively easy and scoring.

For Example, Q- 33, wants to identify the birds around us in daily life, one needs to be observant of surroundings.


3. MCQ: Multiple Select Questions


Difficulty Level

The difficulty level was Easy


Ideal Time

30-40 minutes


Good Attempt

35-40 questions


Focus Areas

Observation and Design Sensitivity, Experimental,

Everyday Life activities(Playing with Torchlight)

Visualization and Spatial Ability + Observation and Design Sensitivity

Note: This area is good to score but also becomes equally risky for a negative marking of 1.32 marks for every wrong choice made.

A Good Approach: “With Thorns comes Roses”, this may sound crazy, but true for this section.

This means the given options in the MSQ section, Looking the Options Given are always a good starting point.

*This helps eliminate the wrong choices, exposing the correct options before the candidate.

Overall this section was easy for 2019, only the catch was accuracy with speed. Since MCQ contains more than 50% of all the questions in Section A, the level of questions was kept easy.

The questions asked were mostly Pictorial Based, but any careless decision or overconfidence by looking at the question at one glance can award a negative score, taking your overall score and ranking down during the final merit.

This section is very unique in the sense it evaluates not only the aptitude skills of an aspirant but demands an understanding of the following topics:

  1. Art & Culture

  2. Material and Manufacturing Process

  3. Visual and Spatial Ability

  4. Movement of Humans & Animals

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All the above topics could be easily understood from everyday life but at the same time, one needs to have an understanding of fundamentals from all walks of life.

For Example. 48 (Good Example of Human Run Cycle)

One needs to be aware of the motion of limbs to balance a human body while walking or running. It is a common observation that the upper and lower limbs of the side are in opposite directions while walking.

This concept only helps eliminate the wrong options out of all the given options, thus revealing the right option.


Overall the level of the 2019 UCEED question paper was easy to moderate. With consistent efforts, practice, and observations one has a good chance of selection for a question paper like this.

All the best!


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Questions related to UCEED

Have a question related to UCEED ?


First of all congratulations for scoring such rank.

Apart from the IITs, the top colleges accepting UCEED 2024 score are listed below:

  • Tezpur University, Assam
  • Dr D Y Patil School of Design, Pune
  • Manav Rachna International Institute of Research and Studies
  • Footwear Design & Development Institute (FDDI)
  • Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University, Katra
  • Dr Vishwanath Karad MIT World Peace University, Pune
  • Department of Design, Netaji Subhas University of Technology (NSUT), New Delhi
  • RV University, Bengaluru
  • Somaiya School of Design, Somaiya Vidyavihar University, Mumbai
  • JK Lakshmipat University, Jaipur
  • CMR University, Bengaluru
  • ITM Skills University, Navi Mumbai
  • World University of Design, Sonipat
  • Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology Delhi
  • Department of Design, Shiv Nadar IoE, Delhi NCR
  • Navrachana University, Gujarat
  • MIT ID Indore - Avantika University
  • CEPT University, Ahmedabad
  • Institute of Design, Nirma University, Ahmedabad
  • MODY University of Science and Technology, Rajasthan

Predict your UCEED college at :

Hope this helps you.


IIT Bombay released the UCEED cutoff 2024 on February 8 in the form of mean and standard deviation. The mean and standard deviation for UCEED 2024 cutoff for Part A are 43.91 and 23.03 respectively.

You can check the cutoffs, eligibility and more for UCEED 2024, using the below link.


UCEED questions cover design aptitude, sketching, creativity, logical reasoning, and problem-solving. They explore visual perception, analytical and critical thinking, and general awareness of design-related topics. The exam emphasizes creativity and the common understanding while also assessing overall aptitude rather than specific academic knowledge.

I hope this helps,

Thank you

Hello aspirant,

The UCEED 2024 will be administered by IIT Bombay at the 24 testing locations most likely in the third week of January 2024. Through their UCEED Score, design aspirants will have the opportunity to enroll in several B.Des programs across the partner institutes through UCEED 2024. Every student hopes to be accepted into prestigious design institutes. Through UCEED 2024, applicants to the design profession will be able to enroll in the most esteemed design schools in India.

Top colleges accepting UCEED are given below:

To know more, please visit our site by clicking on the link provided below.

Thank you

Hope it helps you

Hello Student,

I Hope you are doing well.

UCCEED-> Undergraduate Common Entrance Examination for Design

Conducted by- Indian Institute of Technology Bombay

UCEED conducts exams to get students for IITs and some design colleges also. IITs have seats reserved for the students coming through UCEED.

NID->National Institute of Design

Conducted by-> National Institute of Design Ahmedabad

NID Design Aptitude Test is conducted for admission in the prestigious National Institute Design (NID) campuses in Bachelors of Design (B. Des)course.

Some of the best coachings for NID and UCEED-:

AFAindia i s among the leading coaching institutes.

In India, there are many coaching programmes accessible, however in my opinion, creativity doesn't really blossom in a coaching programme.

The secret to passing NID, NIFT, and CEED is creativity; you may do this without depending on coaching sessions. I would advise going on a tour or travelling instead of paying hefty fees to teaching centres. If not, simply take in your surroundings. Every morning, take a stroll and study the textures and patterns of the surroundings. Try to observe and see things from your perspective wherever you go. Try to consider and analyse the issues!

I hope this helps you.

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