26 December 2015

Answer key with solutions to UCEED 2015 paper


Hi again,

This post covers solutions for official UCEED 2015 previous paper. Although I can give answers for all of them, I'm just skipping those questions that you can dealt by yourself especially passage and comprehension type. I just want to save my time for other works :P

Hope that's ok and you can manage those by yourselves. I especially want to give some short techniques or tricks on how to solve questions.

UCEED 2015 official Question paper here

Q1) 22

My way of solving:
1. Start with smallest circle size count those sized circles, 
2. Next move to next higher size and cont again the circles ..... 
continue repeating the steps until all the sizes are counted

size 1 - 1
size 2 - 7
size 3 - 1
size 4 - 3
size 5 - 3
size 6 - 7

Below images show how I selected the circles

Q2) 8

I will again apply the procedure that I used in Q1. i.e start with smallest size leaf and then proceed. In this case, you can use additional factors like zig zag leaf Vs plain leaf too! for easy and fast counting

Zig-zaged leaves types - size 1 (thin), size 2 (fat)
plain leaves - 4 sizes
Three cut leaves - size 1
snake type leaf with two cuts - size 1

Below image demonstrates the different leaves denoted by alphabets (a to h)

Q3) 37

Check the below images for better understanding, note the blue shapes fitted to indicate the square counted. 
Handle these type of questions as follows: 
  1. First count the big squares (or small squares), write it down for sure, 
  2. then count next lesser sized squares, write it down, and so on. 
  3. Don't stick to principles like 'Symmetry', even in symmetry images, there might be squares (or any required shape) derived from the two symmetry.

Squares -> 1 (in the center) + 1x(2 - for both sides) = 3

Squares -> 9 x (2 - for both sides) = 18

Squares -> 8 x (2 - for both sides) = 16

Total squares -> 3+18+16 = 37

Q4) 13

Below image shows the alphabets considered by me

There's some mistake in this image (My mistake!), The following numbered alphabets cannot be read as capital letters -> 9,10. Alphabet numbered 9 when flipped cannot form N again. Also 10, representing S cannot assume any capital letter after flipping. But alphabet numbered 13 can be assumed to form 'S'. So, I still consider that. Thanks to Adamya Kaushik for informing this to me.

Q5) 9

Frankly speaking, I'm not that good at fonts, but tried figuring these font categories, correct me if i'm wrong

Trick is identify font alphabets with tails and without tails, then take any alphabet (say a,t,i ...) and compare with other word alphabets of the same category.

  • Font 1 = spectrum, operators, farmers 
  • Font 2 = auctions, performance, mango,
  • Font 3 = display, total, sugar,
  • Font 4 = holdings, 
  • Font 5 = maximum, allegations
  • Font 6 = industry, programme, benchmark, natural, utilized, contributed, cartelisation, compensation
  • Font 7 = reduction, withdrawn, 
  • Font 8 = emerged
  • Font 9 = fiscal

Q6) Team-2, 286

My Explanation to this question is given below. However idea given by Vaishnav Hari through his comment below is very simple that I'm sharing here.

we can simply subtract max and min scores.....
(mean - min) + (max - mean) = max - min

My actual explanation

This is a statistical question, wonder how these questions are asked in UCEED exams. Anyway my explanations goes like this with the help of the below image.

The actual procedure is to find the standard deviations/variance of the given data set which requires calculator. But considering the fact that you are not given any calculator in exam, here is one more simple way.

Find the average of all the data for all teams, like for say team one, the average of given 5 data will be

mean 1 = (255+278+291+268+308)/5 = 280

Here denominator 5 represents the total no. of data considered. Likewise do that for rest teams too.

Now, find the difference between the identified mean and the maximum and minimum values of the given data for all teams. For ex, for team1,

(Mean - min value) = 280-255 = 25
(Max value - Mean) = 308-280 = 28
Sum them up which is 53.

Do this for the rest teams too, now choose the team which has the minimum sum, that is team 2

The idea is, spread or variance represents how far the data are spreaded from the mean value irrespective of the mean value. So, if the difference between the ends are less, it mean the data are less spreaded and hence less standard deviation or variance.

Hope you understood this.

Q7) 8

I'm Just writing down the words with wrong spellings

thier (their), consceintious (conscientious), recieve (receive), come (came), bee (been), atitudes (attitudes), beginings (beginnings), comonplace (commonplace),

Q8) 70

Although six units of Part A is given, we can only use 5 of them and using rest four C parts, and two B parts, we will get a maximum length of 70, including the two male screws at both ends as clearly shown in the below sketch

Hope this is clear

8*5 + 4*4 + 6*2 + 2 = 70

Q9) 7 T's

check the below image circled in red for your easy identification

Q10) 7 type-A pencil patterns

The below image with circled arrows might give you a clear idea.

Q11) 15

The below four images illustrates the formation of different parallelograms

image 1: 8 straight parallelograms

image 2: 2 parallelograms shown in red or green

image 3: two more parallelograms in green and red, and one overall big sized shape shown in yellow

image 4: two shapes, both of which are formed using one small and medium sized parallelogram, shown in green and red

Total: 15


The below image shows the extruded view (3D) of the alphabets

No. of surfaces formed by extruding
(In my usual order front, right, back, left, top, back)

Letter 'L' = 1+2+2+1+1+1 = 8
Letter 'O' = 2(two curved surfaces - inside and outside of oval 'O') +1 (top)+1(bottom) = 4
Letter 'V' = 1+2+2+2+1+1 = 9
Letter 'E' = 3+5+3+1+1+1 = 14

Total = 8+4+9+14 = 35

Check the link - how to count no. of surfaces on complex solids
Also see -  working wit geometric shapes

I'm planning to make a detailed explanation of how to manipulate or observe solids in order to answer images/solid type questions with very good explanations and supporting images very soon for your benefit: )

Q13) 7

By observation

Q14) f/4

check this page for more details about - photography guide 

Q15) 2823

How to solve this kind of broken puzzles ?

Well, it's some what tough, took some time for me to figure out the pattern. I have marked alphabets for the individual broken peices as shown in the below image

The below image shows the arranged form of the pieces with the alphabets mentioned for your better understanding. Hope this is clear.

How to solve such puzzles ?

Simple thing is identify the four pieces of the puzzles, which represent the corners. Like for example, the top right corner of the piece should have two perpendicular edges at 90 degree each to the top, right ?, similary, the bottom right corner should have a piece which has two corners 90 degree to each other. Similar logic applies to the other right extreme corners. Once you keep these four pieces in their place, it's easy to identify the pattern. You can cross check what I explained in the above image, n understand how extreme corners are alligned. I always start with the corners, It works for me! give it a try.

Q16) skipped - (Answer is 3 from key)

If you want explanation, I can think about giving here but later.

Q17) 5

Below image shows the image that I prepared for better understanding. Red arrow shows direction of rope travel based on the arrow shown at A. Blue arrow shows the direction of rotation of the pulleys depending on rope travel. Now, count the blue arrows rotating in clockwise direction which turns out to be 5.

Q18) 18

Front - 4
right - 6
back (as shown in the second view) - 2
left - 2
top - 2
bottom - 2


Given cube is 6x6x6 sized. So, each row will have 6x6 = 36 cubes.

We will count the missing cubes from bottom to top.

Bottom (1st)  row - nill
2nd row = 1
3rd row = 7
4th row = 9
5th row = 16
6th (top) row = (36-11) = 25

So, number of cubes = 6*6*6 - (1+7+9+16+25) = 158


Below image shows the process for the first three statements. B can contact E and can be contacted by C shown in I
Next two statements sre also shown in II and III.

Below image shows the complete cycle of the rules indicated in question.

Now the minimum no. of Robots between A and B, to send messages is 2 (D and C)
i.e either A -> D -> C -> B

Q21) A,B,D

'Being and Nothingness' is a book written by 'Jean-Paul Sartre'. Michel Fouucault was a French philosopher.

Q22) A,B,C

Basically what the question asks is among the given option if they are placed next to the given shape, whether they fit into the impressions or not.

All the options match given image directly or either by rotation.

Q23) A,D

Elephanta caves cannot only contain Hindu Vaishavaite. Similarly Ellora caves also contain many sculpture including Shaivaite and vaishnavaite.

Q24) A,B,C,D

All the given pattern can be drawn without lifting the pen or retracing any line.

Below image shows the explanation. The starting point is marked as S in blue, and from there the steps that I took is indicated successively by numbers. Follow the numbering system so that you can be able to trace the path that I assumed. Note that there are many ways we can draw those shapes if we pick any intersection point! The procedure that I showed is only one possible way

Q25) A, C, D

Below image shows the explanation. Note that pattern C is rotated 90 degrees clockwise.

Q26) B,C

B,C can be formed form the shapes, but A and D patterns are not possible.
Below image explains the situations

27) A,B,C

Even I referred internet for this :P

Q28) A,B,C

By careful observation, D cannot fit the condition. You can check this. Rest three shapes can hold all the four symbols. Below image shows the possible arrangement marked in three different color patterns.

29) C,D

The Lion Capital of Ashoka is a sculpture of four Indian lions standing back to back ... The capital is carved out of a single block of polished sandstone,
Ellora caves are carved in living rock

Q30) D

Just note the four corner patterns of the given image as shown in the given image

Now in the rotated images of the options shown, check if the four corner squares (if rotated) are matching or not.

Option C - anticlockwise rotation of image
Option D - anticlockwise rotation (twice) of the image

Now to check if the two options are correct or not, extend the four corners to four edges, I mean now check the rest small suare pattern on the edges.
Option B has a slight mismatch and D doesn't have any mismatch.

Q31) A,B,D

Referred to internet :P

Q32) A,B,D

Cartography is the study and practice of making maps. While the rest are related to printmaking.

Check more about printmaking here

Q33) A,B

Anandavardhana was the author of 'Dhvanyaloka'
Mammata Bhatta was a Sanskrit rhetorician noted for his text on poetics, the kavya-prakasha (light on poetics).
Anandavardhana is credited with creating the dhvani theory. He wrote of dhvani (meaning sound, or resonance) in regard to the "soul of poetry."

Study more about him

More related info will be shared about writers very soon.

Q34) A,B,C,D

Since the solids can be merged to form one more solid, option C can also be considered, otherwise option C cannot fit.

Below picture shows an option. How option D is formed. I hope you can imagine the rest options, else let me know!

Q35) B,D

By observation

Q36) A,B,D

Q37) B,C

Below image shows my observation. According to the list,

R, the teacher belong to Chennai
Q, the cammando is unmarried.

Rest two conditions are not sure, they may or may not be right. So, we choose B,C as option

Questions 38 to 41,
I'm skipping here, but just as a note for you, I'm coopying the answers from UCEED official answer key

Q38) A,D

Q39) A,C

Q40) A,B,D

Q41) A,C

Q42) A,C

Check the below image for better explanation


For this kind of question, assume yourself that you give a small push to any of the links other than the bottom ones (if any) It's usual to consider the bottom link as fixed. All the mechanisms other than D can move with some displacement. D is a static structure.

Q44) C,D

Whenever the material is in stretching condition, consider them to be under tension, when they are such that they undergo kind of pushing on both sides, then consider then under compression. Only material B of the stool is in compression, rest are in tension. Now check the options which suits our findings.

Q45) B,D

(I'm not pretty sure, just got this answer from key)


Very simple, just turn the pairs horizontally, and try to pass them through the cutouts. Since the width of all the pairs are within the width/depth of cutouts, all the pairs can pass through all cutouts.
Simple isn't it?

Q47) B,D

Q48) B,D

Q49) C
Only C is possible.

Q50) B

Since the umbrella is three fold, the mechanism should have many joints especially sliding type.

New update

Q51) Not sure (Answer D taken from key)

Q52) D

Based on the darkness/intensity change

Q53) D
By observing the transition of colors on both sides

Q54) C

If you closely observe the given pattern of hexagonal colors, we can infere the following points

  1. Color Magenta is surrounded by two dark green and one purple for sure, rest hexagonal shapes are red
  2. Green colors are mostly appearing in pairs (two dark green side by side)
  3. Purple is never paired wit purple.
  4. Combination of two dark hexagon colors (pairs) has either two purples as their neighbors or one purple + one magenta as their neighbours and not otherwise

With the above inferences, we can deduce that the middle two hexagons are dark green and their ends are one red and one magenta.

Q55) B
Note the given circles in column format (three columns and three rows)
The color of the smaller dots in the second column are same as that of the color of the smaller dots in the third column circles and are either towards or away from each other in each row.
Also, the color of the bigger dot in the second column of a row is opposite of the color of the bigger dot in third column of the same row.

With the above inference, we can surely say that option B is the correct missing circle.

Q56) D

This question is prey simple and straight. The third image in any row is just the difference of the first and second images in the same row.

For example, first row, first column has blue diagonal line, first row second column also has diagonal column, now their difference is nil and hence third column of the same row is not having the blue diagonal line.

With this kind of understanding, we can say that for the third row also, there will not be any blue diagonal line. So, option D is correct. Got it?

Q57) D

Option A - Red, Green and brown colors are not matching with respective colors in the painting
Option B - Blue and brown colors are not matching with respective colors in the painting
Option C - Green and purple colors are not matching with respective colors in the painting

Q58) A

Observing the script given. the font 'dha' cannot have bent semi circle, taking this into account, option A or B is correct, now again in B, the bottom little extension is bent not in straight but made with spline line.
Observing 'jha' in the given script, it cannot be curved, so option A must be correct.

Q59) A

Just a quick observation will give you a clue that the letters 'Kha' and 'ta' are adjacent and mostly appear in pairs that too in the same row.
In the given space, two 'kha' are dajacent to the empty space as hown in the below picture, so in space A and B, we should expect 'ta'. Option A suits this condition.

Q60) C

The leg part at the bottom for option C is bit bulger, I mean thicker compared to other options.

Q61) C

I'm not very sure whether what i'm going to say is correct or not, but just a try.

Observe the black dots circled in red for all the three patterns. As you can see they appear in 4's. Also,  three and two dots appear together as indicated by blue lines.

Now, in the given options, C matches this kind of pattern.

Q62) B

Transaction from first pattern to second pattern happened like this.

1. First row rotated clockwise 90 degree
2. Second row rotated clockwise 90 degree
3. Third row remain as it is

Transaction from second pattern to third pattern happened like this.
1. First row rotated clockwise 90 degree
2. Second row remain as it is
3. Third row rotated clockwise 90 degree

Now, following the pattern, we can deduce the following
1. First row remain as it is
2. Second row rotates clockwise 90 degree
3. Third row rotates clockwise 90 degree

Q63) B

It's just the mirror image of the given pattern

Q64) B

The question is straight forward, all the symbols are flipped vertically, I mean they are mirrored with vertical axis.

Q65) C

Q66) A

I went in reverse direction. from the folded view to unfolded view. The first image shows the first three unfolded views.

Below image shows the next two unfolding view. Hope you understood.

Q67) B

A simple trial and error will give the following

3 X 4 = 1 2
12 X 3 = 34 + ?

Now, the question mark should be 2, which according the the comparison in the above with question, we can say option B can fit.

Q68) D
Below, I have taken first two patterns from the given 5 consequent patterns, second pattern is obtained by rotating clockwise the first pattern in two steps as shown in the picture (indicated by numbers).

The below image shows the second and third pattern, third pattern is obtained by rotating the second pattern clockwise - 3 steps as indicated by numbers

Following the same counting, we get the number of turns as


Now we need to fill the question mark, since all the numbers appears prime numbers, so the required number is obviously a orime number next to 7, which is 11. So, rotate the last pattern (5th pattern) 11 times clockwise. You will get D as option

Q69) D

Very good website for signage of hazards and chemical areas -
Workplace safety signage

Q70) D
The easiest way on how we can find is based on the first two given images
First image is clearly symmetry radially. Second image is obviously the pattern of tessellation. With these two options, we can say D is the right choice. Another thing is Fibonacci series assumes spiral form as in the given picture.

Term 'Fractal' is closely related to term 'iteration' or 'factorial' as used in mathematics. It means moving/growing, or so called evolving or expanding symmetry.
For example
4! (4 factorial) = 1*2*3*4
6! (6 factorial) = 1*2*3*4*5*6

So, images that are in growing or decreasing pattern can be a form of 'Fractal image'. Below picture shows the naturally occurring fractals.

Q71) C

Q72) Skipped (Answer is B from key)

Q73) No correct option (Only IV is correct)
I - Carbon dioxide is the second most greenhouse gas next to Water Vapor
II - Brazil is not a high greenhouse gas emitting country, Canada, Japan and some European nations in line with Indian emissions.
III - Only 1.7% of earth water is fresh!
IV - correct

Q74) C

I - blunder statement :P
II - Not precisely
III - Carbon trading def is different
Under Carbon trading, a country having more emissions of carbon is able to purchase the right to emit more and the country having less emission trades the right to emit carbon to other countries.
IV - True

Q75) Skipped (Answer D from key)

Q76) B

Will deal more about this kind of questions (especially unfolding) very soon

Q77) B

This is pretty simple, the cube is turnd in fixed direction
1. from 1 to 2 (as numbered in the question), rotated to right
2. from 2 to 3, rotated to top
3. from 3 to 4, rotated to bottom (same position as in step1, so next two steps should follow steps 2 and three!)
4. from 4 to 5, rotated to right (same as step1)
5. from 5 to 6, should be rotated to top (same as step2)

Be careful with the two lines alignment, in every step, the smaller and larger lines are swapping their positions, so in the last step also (which is rotated image of step5 - to top), the lines should be swaped, so option B is correct
Below image illustrates this.

Q78) B,C

Will give detailed solution to this kind of problems in a separate post.

Q79) A

Option A shows the upright position of the given object. All other options are not matching to the actual 3D object.

Q80) Option not given (i,ii,iii conclusions holds good)

statement 2 implies "Dalis  = some melted clocks + some other things 1"
statement 3 implies "Macacre works = Dalis + some other things 2"
so "Macacre works = some melted clocks +some other things 1 + some other things 2"

So, conclusion i and ii holds good. Since all surrealists are melted clocks (some Dalis are melted clocks). So, option iii also is correct.

Q81) D
straight forward question right ?

Q82) A

Learn more about photography guide for UCEED/CEED -

Q83) A

The shapes given in the three views are listed below. In all the three views, all sides were shown with some shape on it except right side (right to views 2). So, obviously that side should have triangle shape in it. So, options B and C are out since triangles are shown in the front/back of hut! According to the given three views, the front and back portion of the hut has either square or star on them right?. Also, option D shows square on the side rather than on the front or back, and so it is out. Now, the only remaining option is A.

The slant portion of the hut (hut roof) on the side with triangle has pentagon shape as can be seen in view 2. If you observe option A, in which the side is rotated to left, this pattern matches, also like I mentioned had we rotated the view to the left, then the backside of the hut will now be front, which has star on it. So, option A is correct.

Q84) C

Q85) A

Q86) B
Go through the links provided in this page to learn about famous persons and artists

Q87) C

Learn more about Artistic tools and art media

Q88) B

This question is straight forward, I think there isn't any necessity to explain about the steps.

Q89) I'm not sure (Answer - D from key)

Q90) C

By observation, the petal should origin at the center of the square and not at the base of the square as in option c. All other patterns seems to exists in the image.

Q91) Skipped (Answer - B from key)

Q92) Skipped (Answer - D from key)

Q93) A

Simple observation will help you identify the correct answer. Best way is to identify for mismatch rather than match!.  First step is to consider each option and check the individual segments. Like in option B, C and D as shown in fig have shapes that are not in the given individual parts.

Q94) A

Q95) A

This question is just a match of the given shape among given options, although I didn't actually see where the shadow took :P

Q96) A
Straw looks bit bigger and little distorted, when viewd viewed through the combination of water and glass.

Q97) A
If revolved about Y, then the solid structure formed will have a hollow shape, so option C is out. Based on the simple observation of the bottom conical shape of the image, we can say that A suits well and hence the answer.

Q98)  B
It all depends on the match of the latch hole and the lock projection on the door.
In the below image, red shows the position of the lock projection, while blue indicates the desired position of the match, now check among which options, both can coincide! and such that they lock the door :P

Q99) C

Move in reverse direction, I mean start from home. Now, check the surrounding points, among the given choices, only W is possible, again from W position, look around its surroundings and check which one lead to that position, only N is possible as shown in second picture, to reach N, you need to start from NE. got it?

Q100) B

Part P has a projection in the center on one side (as indicated by red) and projection from center till the sharp end on other both sides as indicated in blue. Option B has this criteria.


  1. bhanu sir, pls explain ques. 24 how all the figures can be drawn without retracing the line??

    1. Explanation is quite involving, I need pen and paper for that, but I have already packed my things and about to sleep :P will explain may be tomorrow or after the next 50 questions are ready. Hope you can cover other topics by then. :)

    2. Q24 is explained now with explanation image, you can check above now and clarify yourself

  2. Sir,
    In ques 24 I am able to draw A as well without tracing . Please check and let me know. And thank you so much for uploading the solutions :)

    1. Ya, actually all the patterns can be drawn without lifting pen or paper. I've already mentioned that, but probably did mistake by skipping A. I have corrected that, that's for informing me.

    2. Sir option A is none of the figures please check it. So only option B,C,D.

  3. sir plz could u elaborate on q.4..how are D,N,S,and Z possible??flipping along horizontal is jst lyk placing a mirror below each letter... correct me if i'm wrong..

    1. Ya, u r right, N,S flipping might not give again some capital lette. Although flipping D is straight forward and will again end in letter 'D'. Flipped 'Z' could be taken as 'S' although.

    2. bt are these questions not ambiguous sir?? what shud v do if such questions appear?? shud v take risk of attempting or leave... n what abt all 3 sections having negative marking?? it it official??

  4. Sir in Q.28 option C is possible.. jst place C fig.on first column of 2nd row & first 3 columns of 3rd row.. it covers all 4 symbols

    1. Agreed, C can fit the conditions, that has already been corrected. Thank you anyway :)

    2. It can fit in one of those. But its not possible to divide it successfully in four parts, as the question says. So C is not really possible.

  5. in q.30 why is C not possible?? And in Q.46 pair A can't pass thru 3rd cutout,and pair B can't pass thru 2nd cutout... correct me whr i'm wrong...
    and thanks a ton for the solutions sir...

    1. C is definitely not possible for q30. The black square at the top left most corner of the given question is in top right most corner in option C, right? it mean we need to rotate the given pattern 90 degrees clockwise, r8? so, the white colores square at the top right corner of the given question should also be turned clockwise, which will then should occupy, bottom right corner, r8? but chk in option C where the white colored square corner is!

      Q46, all the pairs can pass, I think you didn't checked my explanation in Q46. Please go thru it!

    2. sir in q 30 i meant flipping a vertical axis parallel to the side thats also a rotation.can't we see it this way... n yes i got q 46!!

    3. There is no mentioning of 'flipping' in the given question for q30, how come u consider that? they said 'simple rotations'!

  6. sir in q.42 C part 'I' is much smaller than 'D'how is it correct??and how to solve such questions sir??

    1. Actually both are of same dimension. Because of the projection 'A' it is looking for you that they are of different lengths. This is a kind of illusion :P
      I'm planning to explain about solid unfolding and other geo questions soon in my upcoming posts.

    2. sir i couldn't it.. in the q.paper if v look at option C v see 'I' and 'A'of diff lengths but actually they are equal as in option A..

  7. sir...in ques no. 44,why part A of the table wont be under compression???plzz explain.

    1. Part A is in tension not in compression, please check

    2. It's in tension coz part B tries to stretch Part A apart, in other words, they will tend to pull it and so is in tension

  8. in ques no. 4 how have you counted those big squares??

    1. which one you are talking about ? Ques 3 or 4 ?

  9. sir...i think in ques no. 7 there should be "thier" from the first line instead of come(came).

    1. hmmm, yes, I missed that, Will verify and correct that

    2. Also, in Q.7, there is no problem with 'come' if you read the whole sentence.

    3. even in the answer key the no. of wrong spellings is 7

  10. sir in Q.13
    i think the letters which can be flippd along horizontal axis are
    like When we flip
    'A' we get 'V'

    1. C and F cannot be flipped, they will result in non-alphabets. Please chk

  11. sorry......its ques no. 3 I was talking about

    1. It's an octagonal shape, so, it has eight sides/edges, right?. Now on each side/edge you can count one big square just like I indicated in the third image of the third question. In that third picture, I have on,y shown two squares coz showing all will mix and will not be clear, hope you can count the rest six. Now, since two octagonal shapes are side by side, so, twice of eight is our required count of big square!

  12. sir plzz giv an explanation for q.65...and q.80 only i & ii statements follow according according to rules..

  13. in q.80 i & ii are the only correct ones...

    1. I'm getting all statements. If it's onli i and ii, can you give justification like I did above to support your answer ? so that I can see if I did mistake or not.

  14. for ques. no 53 ,I think the answer is 'D',and its also given in the answer key.Sir plz correct me if I am wrong.

  15. sir even i also used to solve these questions just the way u did but most went wrong..bt a few days ago i studied this entire topic from a website(I don't rememember the website now otherwise i vud hav shared it).it gave a complex set of rules for deriving valid conclusions.. the valid conclusions that can be drawn are as follows(as per my study)S-Surrealists MC melted clocks , M-macabre works:

    Some MC are S
    Some D are MC
    Some M are D
    Some MC are M
    Some M are MC
    I'am pretty confident now coz I tested the rules on many such questions on the website
    I'll try to find the website as soon as possible

  16. sir couldn't get q.61 and 65 plzz could u explain...

    1. Explanation is already there, pl chk abve

    2. sir q.65.. I an nt able to understand the question itself...

    3. Q65, even i'm not sure, I have to check again, I will let you know once I figure out. Anyway you can try if you can get the reslut by working with online color tools.

    4. sir, me too not gettng ques.65...neither ques. nor ans. evn i had chked some colour wheels n complemntry colours info. but still not gttng ths ques...

  17. For the 24th question only D can be the best option am I right

    1. Image us updated above, you can chk n resolve ur doubts now for Q24

  18. sir in q.76 if v see in the image there shud b 13 square shaped surfaces... but in answer figure B 13 are there in a straight row,1 above n 2 below and in all other options also squares are mre than 13 how is this possible???

    1. Ya, I think u r right, I didn't solved this ques myself like I mentioned above in the answer itself. I will take this question and will give solution as part of explanation that I was talking about. Will try very soon, thanks for letting me know.

  19. sir could u help me vid this (Counting no. of tringles) answer is 20 n I'm able to figure out 19.... https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-09ofoIo4iU8/VYBJ7wgjK4I/AAAAAAAAOKY/n74vAYvZ4TE/s1600/Count%2Btriangles%2Bmind%2Bteaser.jpg

  20. ok sir i got that triangle question!! u may put up the question for other's practice...

  21. Replies
    1. Basically the questions requires you to identify among the given options which options seems to appear in the given pattern. Take each option and check in the pattern whether the given set of shapes in the options appear as it is - in part or full.

  22. Sir please check question no.2 . My answer also came as you 8 but in official answer key the answer to q2 is given 7 I think sir you should not consider leaf H. Pls tell

    1. Forget about the answer key, I've clearly marked the different leaves on the given pic (with alphabets) above in the question right? If you can also find them and agree with that, then that's it! our answer is correct. Probably they might have done mistake!

  23. Sir same with question no. 4 its given 14 in official answer key and i am not getting how

    1. Pl chk the solutions above before commenting :P

  24. Sir i think i figured it out
    original-after horizontal flipping
    And thats 14
    it will rotated like
    thnx sir

    1. thnks, but how can E be F? and vice versa?

    2. Sir let us consider the stair like letter beside D(i.e.3) is E and just above it is F now when you rotate it it becomes F and E respectively {because when we rotate the letter F it becomes the replica of E and E is rotated to become F.

  25. karttikeya Singh r u considering the 4th one which seems to be reverse of D as C ??

    1. Hi, Adamya Kaushik
      See i have provided a link in my post that clearly shows how the letters are to be rotated that is on x-axis
      now when you rotate C and D it will become C and D respectivly

  26. sir when will u b dealing with unfolding questions?? they r really important for the exam...

    1. I didn't get time all these days. I will consider making that in couple of days or so.

  27. Hi! This is Shreya. In Q7. according to me , the answer should be 7. As, came/come cannot be considered as a spelling mistake, it should be grammar mistake i think.

    1. Yes sir in q7 letting go off of come/came, the answer should be 7

  28. Sir,
    In question 34. Could you please tell me how did you get the option (D). That slight gap at the top of the block is bothering me. Please reply ASAP. Thank You.

  29. According to me, In Q7, the answer should be 7 because came/come is grammatical mistake not spelling mistake.

  30. Sir,
    For Q6, we can simply subtract max and min scores.....
    (mean - min) + (max - mean) = max - min

    1. Ya you're right, you just made Q6 much easier

    2. This is very cool, thanks Hari :)
      Although the procedure is same, I couldn't realize that when summed results simply in the diff of max and min. Thank u, I ahev updated this above.

  31. Sir in Q2O, you did not consider that "F can be contacted by A" that means we can also make A->F->C->B
    ya but the answer is the same that is 2
    same answer diff. approach

    1. Oh ya, I missed that statement, anyway like u said, from A to B, we have alternative ways. I think, I don't have to modify my answer with picture explanation. Thanks anyway Kathikeya :)

  32. sir,have u solved the uceed2016 paper

  33. Q8. u have not counted a bar B (out of the 2 bars)
    i got the answer 78, i think the official answerkey is incorrect.

    1. I've counted bar B twice. It's already shown in the image that I shared above. Answer should be 70 only, according to me

    2. Sorry I meant rod A
      In total there should be 12 rods.

    3. u cannot use 6th A bar, it doesn't have any provision or slot to accommodate in B or C, so only 5 A bars are possible. The whole rods should form a stick intact!

  34. Please answer Q18 with diagram, I can't understand how it is 2 surfaces from the top. It is a triangular prism which is having four sides already

    1. Sir, I remember, I made some images of this ques with markings and explanation, but I wonder how it got lost from my laptop. Probably I have to make it again. I will update that once I get time. Thank u

    2. below link was prepared and shared by Gaurav Guha, unfortunately the comment got deleted. Here i'm sharing his link


    3. Thank you for sharing the Link. But still I have got some questions on that surfaces numbers. Please clarify at the earliest.

  35. Bhanu Sir ..... how did u answer question no 33?

    1. Sir where can i study GA for UCEED .... i mean everything that is necessary for UCEED

      thank you:)

    2. Check UCEED page for the whole GA topics

  36. baiya in Q.26 option D also satisfies. i have practically done it . i know its not in the answer because just one part of the pieces was taken from the other way round .but what to do in such kind of questions . please reply if you can understand what im saying . :)

    1. You can't invert(mirror image or water image) the shapes, bro.
      Treat it like a jig-saw puzzle.

  37. Sir,
    in q.15, is it necessary to arrange the numbers series wise or they can be jumbled? ( like my answer was 2382)would that be considered correct ?

    1. there isn't any series, but one simple logic need to be followed for such kind of jumbled puzzles.

      Simple thing is identify the four pieces of the puzzles, which represent the corners. Like for example, the top right corner of the piece should have two perpendicular edges at 90 degree each to the top, right ?, similary, the bottom right corner should have a piece which has two corners 90 degree to each other. Similar logic applies to the other right extreme corners. Once you keep these four pieces in their place, it's easy to identify the pattern. Chk the image that I shred as answer for Q12 above, n understand how extreme corners are alligned. I always start with the corners, It works for me! give it a try.

  38. sir,
    sorry to pester you again. Could you please give explanations for the answers of Q.46 and Q. 65 ?

  39. can u explain me how option c of Q34 is correct

  40. Sir in ques no 67 only your combination of number works and no other. So if this type of ques comes it would be rather impossible to solve it in the exam hall by this technique. Is there any other way to do it?

  41. Sir the answer to question 4 is 14 and not 13.Asked to horizontally flip the alphabets,those alphabets which are horizontally symmetric will count along with those pairs who transform into the each other(such as 'A & V'and also 'E & F'.I m grateful to you for uploading these solved papers.

  42. Sir, in question 46 how does pair B pass through all 3 cutouts, the block that looks like a cloud cannot possibly pass through cutout 2 and 3, furthermore pair A,s plus will not be able to pass through cutout 3.Can you please explain how the answer is D

    1. They will, just turn them horizontally (90 degrees) and u can see that it can be slipped thru it! all will pass in all the cutouts

  43. Thank you very much for the quick reply, your resources have helped me a lot for preparing.

  44. In question 2 , doesnt water image of c give c itself ? Then why dont we count that?

  45. The answer for question for 4 is actually 14, as you said C can be considered as well as E and F and the letter S and Z should be removed

  46. In answer key given by iitb option C is not considered in q28.y?

  47. I tried in q25 the fig A and D cud be obtained by leaving the circular portions,and arranging the rest into a straight line.then y A,D r not true?

  48. in question no 8 why did you use 5 section a rods(8 cm) when there are 6 rods given in the question

  49. Sir, In question 63 option A also resembles the blue figure all the details are exactly the same so why is the answer B? I know B is the mirror image of it but why A is not the answer?

  50. Please explain question 8, why only five rods of A type were used?

  51. Sir please can u explain me question no. 4

  52. Questions like 7, how can I prepare for them

  53. Why only 5 rods of type A rod in question 8

  54. In the question based on photography (Q.14) we can simply find out the unknown f-value can be simply found by finding the average of the number on both sides and there's no need of mugging up theory on photography

  55. The answer to question 5 should be 14.
    A, B, C, D, E, F, H, I, K, M, O, V, W, X

  56. sir in question no.3 many why not all the squares were counted?

  57. for question 6 u need not even do that much, just find the range of scores for each team, for team b its the least i.e 32

  58. In question no. 68 there is a easier method ! ...... the first diagram is rotated by 120 degrees then second by 240 degrees and the third by 360 degree and so on in multiples of 120!

    1. Which is same as what I’ve explained above!

  59. i didn't understood the Q.99 help please

    1. The ques is like this - You see diff words in the rectangles right? for ex. - N stands for North, SE stands for South east etc.
      What they need is to find the rectangle lying on the outer ring circle such that when u start moving from that (following the direction mentioned in the recatngle), you will reach the home. Starting at NE at th bottom will take you to North 'N', From there you need to move vertical (since N - north) and you will reach 'W' rectangle. So, from there, u need to move west from there that lead to home.

  60. Replies
    1. done. You can check the answer above. I've updated the supporting explanation image.

    2. but in official answer key the answer given is A,B....!

  61. Sir plz help me understand q 14 I didn't get it

    1. what is there to understand? Those are standard aperture that any camera can take. f/x where x can be 1.4, 1.8, 2, 2.8, 3, 4, 4.5, ....8,....22 etc. The highest aperture is f/1.4 and the lowest being f/22. Since the no. is in numerator, a high value in numerator result in a lesser value overall and vice versa. You just need to remember these standard f values.

  62. Do they allow you to take your own pen and stationary in UCEED exam ???

  63. sir,
    in Q]46 how does the plus sign in option 1 get into the third figure?

  64. Thankyou sir .these solutions really helped us .

    But still I have a question .
    Q21 tells us about book and authors .and in many questions there are some painters which can be there in the exam.so can I get something about them so that I could read it for exam .I tried many sources but any didn't match with uceed. Suggest me something and plz give a solution .

  65. sir, can you please explain q 65.?

  66. Q.8 please sir can you explain...because A is not interlocking then how is it locking with B?

    1. One end of B has screw type and the other end has hole type (slot) on which A screw end can fit in. Check the que again and closely observe the parts A, B and C.


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