UCEED Previous Year Question Papers: Download Question Papers PDFs

UCEED previous year question papers are available for free download. These sample papers will help you prepare for the UCEED exam 2024 and improve your chances of getting a good score. The papers cover the topics that are likely to be asked in the exam and include both objective and subjective questions. You can download the sample papers in PDF format and print them out for practice.

1. Latest Update: UCEED 2023 Results Declared

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Score cards will be available to download from March 11.

Link – UCEED 2023 results

2. Download UCEED Previous Year Question Papers PDFs

Any candidate appearing for the UCEED Entrance Exam 2024 must solve Previous Year Question Paper and online mock tests. The Undergraduate Common Entrance Exam for Design (UCEED) is conducted by IIT Bombay for admission to Bachelor of Design (B.Des) program at IIT Bombay, IIT Delhi, IIT Guwahati, IIT Hyderabad and IIITDM Jabalpur.

Candidates should download PDFs of UCEED Previous Year Question Paper and solve them. These are the benefits of solving UCEED Previous Year Question Paper:

Prepares them for unfamiliar questions.

Gives clear understanding about the paper pattern.

Helps them compile a list of topics asked in the exam paper.

Develops their confidence required to attempt the actual exam.

Improves time management skills as there is limited time in the real exam.

Helps them to assess areas / topics for improvement in their preparation.

Removes the fear of the exam and gives them assurance in their own abilities.

The UCEED question paper is of 3 hours for 300 marks and has 2 parts- Part A (Objective type questions) and Part B (Drawing question). There is no fixed list of topics or type of questions for the UCEED entrance exam. IIT Bombay keeps introducing new types of questions every year. Hence, it is not enough to just solve previous year UCEED papers.

IIT and NID alumni faculty from SILICA institute have created sample papers, which have a combination of previous year question types and new question types that may be expected in the UCEED 2023 exam paper. The sample papers are based on the syllabus and pattern announced by IIT Bombay in the UCEED 2023 Information Brochure. They contain both parts- Part A (Objective type questions) and Part B (Drawing question).

The sample papers PDFs include suggested solutions and answer keys. Candidates should download these sample papers PDFs from the link given. This will be the best type of self study, which a student can do to prepare themselves for the UCEED entrance exam.

3. Download Previous Years UCEED Papers PDFs

Along with sample papers, an aspiring candidate must include solving previous year UCEED sample papers in their exam preparation plan. This helps them to understand the level of difficulty of the previous year’s questions.. Ideally, a candidate should attempt all the previous 8 years’ original UCEED exam papers. This will be the perfect preparation for excelling in the actual exam.

Candidates can download PDFs of previous years’ UCEED question papers from below link. The question papers are given along with solutions and answer keys. The below link provides previous 8 years’ UCEED papers- from 2015 to 2022 exams.

Note: To practise on 8 previous year UCEED papers and 10 UCEED sample papers, you can read about SILICA’s Online Study Material Kit at-

4. UCEED Online Mock Test

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5. Online UCEED Mock Test & Video Solution

Here is a video playlist with solutions to UCEED 2019 questions:

The UCEED 2023 Information Brochure states that the question paper has 2 parts:

  • Part A – Objective questions – Online computer based test – 240 marks
  • Part B – Drawing question – Paper based test – 60 marks

It is clear that 80% of the marks (240 out of 300 marks) in the UCEED paper are tested through the online computer based test. Most candidates are used to solving only paper based tests. To make things harder, UCEED paper Part A marking system is complex as candidates can get awarded Full, Partial or Negative marks based on the accuracy of their answers. Hence, for best preparation, candidates must practise solving online mock tests. Register now for SILICA Institute’s free UCEED online mock test to practice solving online questions.

 The level of difficulty of UCEED questions is quite high as they are set by the IIT-IDC examination committee. Many times candidates find it difficult to understand and solve the questions. To help the candidates, our mock test provides short video solutions to all difficult Part A Objective type questions.

6. Sample Questions for UCEED 2023 Exam

  1. Here are a few sample questions from the Part A (Objective Type Questions):

Q.1. A diagram of three blocks A, B and C, and their direction of movement is shown below. The blocks move continuously in given units and change direction after hitting the floor or ceiling. Block A moves 3 units/second, Block B moves 2 units / second, and Block C moves 1 unit/second. What is the least time (in seconds) required for the bottom (shaded portion) of at least 2 blocks to align at the same level? (NAT Type, 4.0 marks)

Answer: 4

Q.2. Given below are top and bottom views of the same solid, if the solid is rotated in the same axis, which of the following option/s are correct?? (MSQ Type, 4.0 marks)

Answer: C and D

Q.3. You are given small LED panels of the following shape, with each square depicting 1 pixel of screen.


You have to create LED screens using the above panels while following certain rules:

  1. Multiple LED panels cannot overlap each other
  2. Panels cannot extend outside the LED Screen borders
  3. No pixel can be left empty

With the above rules, which of the following sized screens will you be able to make?

  1. 1098 x 1296 pixels
  2. 711 x 837 pixels
  3. 918 x 1632 pixels
  4. 486 x 729 pixels

(MSQ Type, 4.0 marks)

 Answer: A and C

Q.4. A father is trying to figure out the password to his son’s mobile phone. To prevent his father from opening his phone and keeping it safe, the son has now kept a dual level of security. The first encryption is based on the pigpen cipher (Example as shown below). 

The son has a habit of opening his phone every hour using a similar grid, but with numbers. To make the task even more difficult for the father, he updates the grid every hour using a mathematical algorithm. The grid at 1:00 pm, 2:00 pm and 3:00 pm are as follows.

The father sneakily saw the password at 4:00 pm as follows.

What will be the code at 7:00 pm in the night?

(MCQ Type, 3.0 marks)

Answer: C

Q.5. Given below are the steps to fold a square piece of paper into a paper boat. Considering the height of the boat to be 6 cm. Find the edge length of the paper.

  1. 12√2
  2. 24
  3. 12
  4. 24√2

(MCQ Type, 3.0 marks)

Answer: B = 24

  1. Here are sample questions from Part B (Drawing / Sketching Questions):

Q.1. Sketching Question (30 minutes) (60 marks)

Read and visualise the following:

– A family is having meal at a table in a restaurant

– The table is situated close to the payment counter

– The table has plates, cutlery, glasses and food.

– A small girl spots a cockroach in her plate and screams in fear

– The family gets startled. And 1 plate and 1 glass falls down and breaks.

– A waiter runs towards the table to see what happened.

Sketch the scene from the waiter’s point of view. Sketch with regular pencils. Do not color.

Evaluation Criteria: Perspective, Proportion, Composition, Observation, Imagination, Quality of Sketch, Attention to detail.

Q.2. Sketching Question (30 minutes) (60 marks)

You are a rat. You are situated close to the gate of a school. You are next to a pipe, which has burst. The water is spraying on you. It is time for school to start, so students are walking toward the gate in their school uniforms. Some younger students are accompanied by their parents. You can see an ice cream cart near you.

From the above description, sketch the scene from your point of view. Make pencil sketches only. Do not use colors.

Evaluation Criteria: Observation, Imagination, Proportion between objects and humans, Quality of lines, Composition, Attention to detail, Perspective drawing.

Q.3. Sketching Question (30 minutes) (60 marks)

Your brother is completing his Geometry homework in school on the study desk at home. All his stationery and Geometry tools are spread out on the desk. Next to him, on the same desk, you (his younger brother) are completing a watercolor painting assignment from school. While coloring, you accidentally spill the color water on his books and stationery. He gets really upset. He can see you getting really scared. He is looking at the desk and you with angry eyes.

From the above description, sketch the scene from your brother’s point of view. Make pencil sketches only. Do not use colors.

Evaluation Criteria: Observation, Imagination, Proportion between objects and humans, Quality of lines, Composition, Attention to detail, Perspective drawing.

7. UCEED Entrance Exam Pattern & Syllabus

The UCEED Entrance Exam Pattern is divided into two parts: Part A (Objective section) and Part B (Subjective section). Part A is the objective section, it involves only one correct answer for each question consisting of six separate questions divided into NAT (Numerical Ability Type), MSQ (Multiple Select Question) and MCQ (Multiple Choice Question). The Part A section also involves negative marking. The remaining 60 marks of the UCEED exam is a drawing question that involves a description of the scenario, and the student is expected to sketch correctly given the time constraint.

The UCEED Entrance Examination is for a total of 300 marks, divided into two parts, Part A is for 240 marks and Part B is for 60 marks. The UCEED Part A syllabus consists of 240 marks with 68 questions. The UCEED Part A is timed at 2.5 hours, and the UCEED Part B is timed at the last 30 minutes of the UCEED examination.

Part A Syllabus has 6 topics:

  1. Visualization & Spatial Ability
  2. Observation & Design Sensitivity
  3. Environmental & Social Awareness
  4. Analytical & Logical Reasoning
  5. Language & Creativity
  6. Design Thinking & Problem-Solving

Part B Syllabus:

The Part B (Subjective section) of the UCEED examination holds less weightage comparatively, but is equally crucial. Containing the last 30 minutes of the UCEED entrance exam, it is prepared to test the Perspective, Proportion, Composition, Observation, Imagination, Quality of Sketch, Attention to detail. and other necessary skills of the design aspirant.

The Part B section will consist of a detailed description of a scenario with a specific eye level and additional details. The description will be of 3-5 lines approximately. The student is required to visualise the scenario and sketch it accurately on the paper within the given time. Students will be analysed on the basis of their attention to detail, line quality, line weight etc. Students are expected to provide a correct perspective view with other required details. An example of the UCEED Part B question is given below with its solution.


Read and visualize the following:

  • A rat is spotted inside a school canteen.
  • A schoolboy is afraid and standing on a stool/chair.
  • A brave schoolgirl is chasing the rat out of the canteen.
  • A tiffin box is falling on the floor.
  • Two school bags and two water bottles are kept on a table.
  • A few plates are broken and lying on the floor.
  • The canteen owner is watching this in shock, standing on top of the counter table.
    Sketch this scene from the canteen owner’s point of view.

Candidates must note:

  • Make a pencil sketch only
  • Do not use colours

Evaluation Criteria:

  • Perspective
  • Proportion
  • Composition
  • Observation
  • Imagination
  • Quality of sketch
  • Attention to detail

Sample Answer:

9. FAQs about UCEED Exam

1. Where can I download UCEED previous year question papers?

To download UCEED sample papers from SILICA Institute, visit the UCEED Sample Papers page on our website. Here, you can find a collection of free PDFs for practice, along with solutions. Simply click on the download button for the desired paper and save the file to your device.

2. Which years of UCEED question papers are available?

UCEED question papers are available from the year 2015 to 2023.

3. What is the format of the UCEED question papers?

The UCEED question papers are divided into two parts:

  • Part A: Aptitude Test
  • Part B: Design Aptitude Test

The Aptitude Test consists of objective-type questions on topics such as Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, English, and General Knowledge. The Design Aptitude Test consists of subjective-type questions on topics such as Drawing, Visualization, and Creativity.

4. How can I use UCEED previous year question papers to prepare for the exam?

You can use UCEED previous year question papers to prepare for the exam in the following ways:

  • Get an idea of the exam pattern and the types of questions that are asked.
  • Understand the difficulty level of the paper.
  • Practice solving different types of questions.
  • Improve your time management skills, accuracy, and speed.
  • Identify your strengths and weaknesses.
5. What are some tips for solving UCEED previous year question papers?

Here are some tips for solving UCEED previous year question papers:

  • Read the questions carefully and understand what is being asked.
  • Mark the questions that you are confident about and the ones that you need to spend more time on.
  • Start with the questions that you are most confident about.
  • If you are stuck on a question, move on to the next one and come back to it later.
  • Don’t guess the answers.
  • Check your answers carefully before submitting the paper.
6. Can I get UCEED previous year question papers with solutions?
Yes, there are many websites and books that offer UCEED previous year question papers with solutions. However, it is important to note that not all of these solutions are accurate. It is always best to cross-check the solutions with your teacher or a trusted mentor.
7. How often should I solve UCEED previous year question papers?
It is recommended that you solve UCEED previous year question papers at least once a week. This will help you to stay familiar with the exam pattern and the types of questions that are asked.
8. Can I use these question papers for self-assessment and improvement?
Absolutely! UCEED previous year question papers are an excellent tool for self-assessment. After attempting the papers, you can analyze your performance and identify areas that need improvement. It’s a valuable step in your preparation journey.
9. Can I access UCEED study materials and resources beyond the previous year question papers on this platform?
Yes, SILICA Institute offers a range of UCEED study materials and resources to support your UCEED preparation. Beyond question papers, you can explore additional study materials, mock tests, and expert tips to enhance your chances of success.

10. Prepare for UCEED 2024 / 2025 with SILICA

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