23 March 2018

Answer key to CEED 2018 Part-A question paper

I somehow managed time to answer CEED 2016 question paper (exam 1).  Hope you find this post useful. Surprisingly most of the questions covered UCEED syllabus like paragraph comprehension etc. So, like I usually suggest, you may consider practising both CEED  and UCEED previous papers and Mock tests.

You may download CEED 2018 question paper here

CEED 2018 answer key with explanations

1) 62

The solid is symmetry in front and back sides but not in sides.
Front side - 10
Back side - 10 (symmetry - same as front)
Right side - 12
Left side - 9
Top - 11
Bottom - 10

Total - 62

2) 12

Apart from the given 4 patterns, the following eight patterns can be obtained as shown in the figure.

3) 23

Below image shows the patterns and the number of times they are repeated.

4) 25

By very close observation.

Either go row-wise or column-wise to prevent recounting the squares. Use the bigger rectangle as a reference to avoid confusion.


I'm not getting this question. I can share the below links so that you can figure it out.

Hue Value Saturation -

Here is an online tool for fun -

6) 6

The below picture shows the hidden words.

7) 3736

The answer is simple,

Considering the codes, the difference between the successive numbers are 404. (in mathematics, this sequence is called Arithmetic Progression). For example, the difference between 4 and 5 is
1716-1312 = 404
Likewise the difference between 7 and 8 is
3332 - 2928 = 404
So, the code for number 9 should be 404 more than the code for number 8
 = 3332 + 404 = 3736

The below image shows the explanation

8) 15

Below figure shows the arrangement of the chess board. Considering the yellow boxes as the ones being occupied by pawns while the blue is occupied by the knight. The following sequences of steps are to be taken to make the minimum no. of moves

2, 12, 18, 28, 11, 26, 20, 10, 27, 37, 47, 53, 38, 55, 45, 39

9) C,D 

I hope you can figure this out.

10) B, C, D

11) B, D

A and C doesn't fit the statement.

12) B, C

13) A, B 

Escher work collections - the guardian

work gallery

Official gallery

14) A, B

stat 2 - All logos are abstract visuals.
stat 3 - All photographs are non-abstract visuals.

Both the statements imply that logos and photographs are two opposite things for they are abstract and non-abstract respectively. So, Options A and B are a good fit. Options C and D are contradicting the statements.

15) A, B, C

D doesn't seem to support the reason for keeping full or near full tank. According to D, it means that either full tank or non-full tank has the same effect on the fuel efficiency but it is not recommending the reason for maintaining the full tank.

16) B, D

Mirrors used in automobiles are designed such that they show small images than enlarged images so that the driver would get a better and wider view.  He would get a clear view of its left and right.Say the object is very near to the vehicle, then without any magnification, the object would appear big in the mirror, making it difficult to see the status of occupancy or position That's why I believe the mirrors were made to show smaller in size.

17) D

Below figures show the explanation. Numbering the symbols 1,2,3,4,5,6, The patterns in A,B,C,D are as shown.

Assuming that A and B cubes are correct, B is obtained by rotating A twice in the clockwise direction such that no. 1 is in the same face. If we did so, it means the position of both 2 and 3 are turned twice in clockwise. This is shown in Fig. 1. The numbers 2 and 3 are marked. Now the only number left is 6, which should be on the back surface as marked as S1 shown in Fig.1. So, the invisible surfaces on the back are 2 and 6. Figure 2 shows the back side parts neglecting the front 2 surfaces 1 and 5.

Option C is just a turned view of Fig 2 as you can clearly see. In Fig.1, when the surfaces numbered 1 and 5 are horizontal, surface 3 should be on the bottom. But in D, it is shown as top and hence it is wrong.

(Note: This problem can also be looked upon as a tessellation problem. Try to flatten the surface and number accordingly. Find the mismatch.)

18) D

Had the case the cut was made as shown in figure 1, the option would be C. Because the cut is happening diagonally and the cut portion will be symmetrical on the diagonal at the centre. Cut in the centre will have a higher width and it goes on decreasing till the top/bottom.

But, the cut shown in the figure is not diagonally but is curved. And the curve is bent to the right bottom. The points where the central axis and the cut is meeting (on both sides) is not at the central height but below it as marked in figure 2. So, the maximum width of the cut would somewhere at X-X. The joining at the top should be sharp since there will be no curve.

19) D 

Below figure shows the different configurations. Just rotate the pattern A clockwise or anti-clockwise every 90 degree

20) D

Unfold in the reverse order of folding. Each time mirror the holes along the axis of the unfolding edge as shown in the figure.

21) A

Delhi-Thiruvananthapuram is the longest distance, so it should come in the last. The distance between Kolkatta and Bengaluru is lesser than the distance between Ahmedabad and Guwahati.

22) D

It's one of the well-known art of RRV, well known as 'Hamsa Damayanti'. For more about different painter/paintings, check the below links

23) C

Check - art history timeline 

Also check - modern art movements 

A very useful pdf on art moment timeline of all over the world 

24) B

Match either row wise or column wise. Say, I chose column-wise, for every column in the black pattern, I align magenta coloured squares in the second pattern alongside the first. By doing so, it will be seen that A and B are almost same except for the difference in 5th row 3rd and 4th column.

25) C

It is clear from the below image that the landings are a slant. And the thickness of the alphabets is equal.

Also, the curves (as shown in the below figure) and the round of the alphabet (na) matters. Only C satisfies the font style.

26) B

Twinkling happens because of the turbulence in the atmosphere. Because of the turbulence, the light from the star is refracted in different directions.

Source - 

27) A

Clearly, the woman is angry and/or annoyed

Image 2 - Panic
Image 3 - Sob
Image 4 - surprise/shocked
Image 5 - Hmph!/sad/Disappointed

28) A

Check the below link or the complete flags - Image of flags of all nations here

29) D

It's very clear by observing the front leg and the position of the bat.
To learn more - Step by step animation process guide

30) B

Clearly, Elon musk is related to Tesla. Dean Kamen is related to Segway. Hence option B suits

31) A

Regardless of the number of pulleys (say thousands), the length of the top that lifts is equal to the length of the rope pulled by the vehicle. Based on the fact that the length of the rope remains same. Had the case any of the pulleys are moving, the answer would be different.

32) D

Here is a website that is fun to go through -

33) B

34) D

Here is a collection of Charles and Ray Earnes works -

Here is a collection of Harry Bertoia's works -
and his furniture portfolio -

Philippe Starck Design collections -

Ludwig Mies van der Rohe design works page 1 and Design works -2

By going through them all, you can check the difference of the style that each follow.

35) D

Clearly, 2 is the best one which offers easy accessibility from one entity to the rest. 4 is the next easy one. And, 1 and 5 offers the least accessibility from one entity to another.

36) A

Here is an image that will help you figure out the bone links.


37) C

Below image points the differences
click the image to enlarge

38) C

Rob Janoff is the designer of Apple logo. The bite out of the apple was made so that people did not mistake the apple for a cherry or another fruit.

39) C

Kanji are the adopted logographic Chinese characters that are used in the Japanese writing system. They are used alongside hiragana and katakana. The Japanese term kanji for the Chinese characters literally means "Han characters". It is written with the same term and characters in the Chinese language to refer to the character writing system, hanzi.

Jiaguwen (Oracle bone script) was the form of Chinese characters used on oracle bones—animal bones or turtle plastrons used in pyromantic divination—in the late 2nd millennium BCE, and is the earliest known form of Chinese writing.

Source - Wikipedia

40) D

Slow motion needs more than 24fps

Universally accepted film frame rate is 24fps
Some 1080i high definition cameras can record at 50 frame rate.

For more - a guide on video and media

41) B

This page gives a detailed guide 

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