The UCEED Exam is scheduled for 17 January 2021 in online mode by the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay. This post takes you through the detailed UCEED Exam Analysis.

UCEED 2021 Exam Analysis

The exam analysis will help you get an idea about the difficulty level of the paper, the type of questions asked, the number of good attempts, and the cut off. The analysis is prepared by taking the feedback from the students who appear for the exam. 

UCEED Exam Analysis Trends

To help you better understand the UCEED exam, we have provided a graph that represents trends of the exam from the past few years. 

UCEED Exam Analysis 2020

The exam was scheduled for 18 January 2020. As per the analysis, the UCEED 2020 exam was very easy compared to the last year. There were a total of 68 questions from part A and one creative question in Part B. Here, is the detailed analysis of both part A and part B.

UCEED Part A Exam Analysis 2020

There were a total of 18 numerical ability type (NAT) questions, 18 multiple select questions (MSQs), and 32 multiple-choice questions (MCQs). Part A included aptitude questions based on Mathematics, verbal reasoning, and non-verbal reasoning. There were no GK questions in the exam.

MSQ section was pretty easier to answer as it did not contain any tricky questions. Most of the questions in MSQ were on cubes, cube faces, etc. Visualization questions that were asked in the exam were based on shadows, perspective, etc. The typical questions asked with regard to aptitude/mental ability included odd one out, puzzles, series and sequences, etc.

Mathematics questions were mainly based on area, mensuration, volume, etc.

UCEED Part B Exam Analysis 2020

In part B, a descriptive situation-based question of a lady professor at her workplace was given and students were asked to draw her table and view of her room. Students were given only the last 30 minutes to answer the following question.

‘A lady professor and her husband were having a conversation on the phone. He was upset with her because she was not following her diet plan. She had forgotten to take her lunch box, and her husband was yelling at her and said that he would not cook for her in the future. So she hung up the phone and ordered her 5th cup of tea and 2nd plate of pakodas. She was correcting students' math papers at that time and had to complete her research papers and she had a headache. Draw her table and the view of her room.’

As there were no human figures involved, it was pretty easy to answer.

UCEED Paper Analysis 2019

In 2019, the exam was conducted on 19 January 2020. According to the UCEED 2019 analysis, the overall difficulty level of the exam was moderate. There were a total of  20 NAT questions and some of the questions were toughest and lengthy as well. Also, the calculations were a bit time-consuming in this section.

MSQ section comprised 20 questions and they all were considered to be quite tough because of having multiple answers. This section was turned out even more challenging due to the re-introduction of negative marking.

There were a total of 42 questions in the MCQ section and the questions were based on craft identification, production processes, font recognition, visual puzzles, special recognition, completing the series, and counting surfaces. The questions were easy to answer compared to the previous year.

UCEED Exam Analysis 2018

The exam was conducted on 20 January 2018. As per the exam review, the difficulty level of the paper was easy. NAT section was a bit lengthy and time-consuming compared to the MSQ and MCQ sections. In mathematics, several unexpected questions were asked from probability.

The questions from the English section were a little tricky. Design and aptitude questions were mainly based on spatial, verbal, and mechanical ability. Some questions in the MSQ section were a bit tricky and lengthy as well. General knowledge questions were based on logos with importance to Indian art, culture, etc.

UCEED Exam Analysis 2017

The exam was conducted on 22 January 2017. The overall difficulty level of the paper was easy. The paper was almost similar to the 2016 question paper. 

As per the students' review, the Numerical Ability Test questions were a little lengthy and time-consuming compared to the multiple select questions (MSQs) and multiple-choice questions (MCQs). Most of the questions were asked probability. English questions were a bit tricky.

Design and aptitude questions were based on spatial, verbal, and mechanical ability topics, especially involving images were asked in the exam.


Is it important to go through UCEED Exam Analysis?

Yes. Going the exam analysis will help you understand the difficulty level of the paper, changes in the exam pattern, type of questions asked, and the expected cut off.

Is there a negative marking in UCEED 2021 Exam?

Yes. There is a negative marking for Part A in the UCEED exam. -0.19 marks will be deducted for each wrongly answered question in the MSQ section and -0.71 marks deducted for each wrong answer in MCQ section.

How does the difficulty level of the UCEED determines the cut off marks?

If the difficulty level of the paper is high, then the cut off marks will be kept lower. Similarly, if the difficulty level of the paper is easy, the cut off score is kept higher.

Is the difficulty level of the UCEED exam the same every year?

No. The difficulty level of the exam varies for each year and it depends on the paper and the questions asked.

What will be the difficulty level of the UCEED Exam 2021?

Based on the previous year analysis, it is expected that the difficulty level of the of the UCEED Exam will be moderate.

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