UGC NET Exam Analysis 2020

UGC NET Exam Analysis 2020 | UGC NET Paper 1 & Paper 2 Analysis

UGC NET Exam Analysis 2020

UGC NET Exam Analysis 2020: UGC NET 2020 notification was released by National Testing Agency (NTA) on March 16. Along with the notification, NTA had also released the UGC NET Online application form on March 16. The agency will conduct the UGC NET 2020 exam from June 15-20.

Before starting your preparation, you should know about the exam in detail. NTA has successfully conducted UGC NET Dec 2019 Exam for JRF and Lectureship for the third time in online mode from 2nd to 6th December 2019 covering 81 Subjects. The examination had been conducted in 700 centers in 219 cities.

Here you can check the detailed analysis of UGC NET Paper I and Paper II (subject wise). According to the past trends, the UGC NET paper I exam is going to be moderate in terms of difficulty level. 

UGC NET Exam Analysis 2020

The National Eligibility Test is conducted by the National Testing Agency or NTA on behalf of the University Grants Commission (UGC) twice a year.

Clearing the exam is mandatory to qualify for the post of ‘Assistant Professor’ as well as for ‘Junior Research Fellowship and Assistant Professor’ across universities and colleges in India.

As you gear up to appear for this all-important exam that could set you up for a promising career as an academician, we bring you this quick UGC NET Exam Analysis for 2019 to help you brush up on the basics:

The UGC NET is divided into two papers – Paper I is centred on General Aptitude whereas Paper II is based on candidate’s chosen subject of specialisation.

Both the papers are computer-based exams conducted in online mode. There are a total of 150 questions divided between the two papers – Paper I carries 50 questions and Paper II carries 100.

The time limit of Paper I and II is 60 and 120 minutes respectively, which means you get three hours to finish the test.

There is a 30-minute break between the two papers, and the exam is held in two shifts:

  • The 1st shift was from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm and the timing of 2nd shift was 02:30 pm to 05:30 pm.

UGC NET Exam Analysis December 2019 Paper 1

Here you can find the UGC NET Exam Analysis for December 2019 General Paper 1. I was conducted to test reasoning ability, comprehension, divergent thinking and general awareness of the candidate.

S.No.

Units

Level of Difficulty

Average No. of Questions

Remarks

1

Teaching Aptitude

Moderate to Difficult

10 to 12 Questions

Evaluation

Effective Teaching

Classroom Communication

2

Research Aptitude

 Moderate

5 Questions

Hypothesis.

Research Ethics

Post Positivism

3

Reading Comprehension

Easy to Moderate

5 (1 Set)

Questions

Passage interference

4

Communication

Easy

3 to 5

Questions

Communication Barrier

Classroom Communication

5

Mathematical Reasoning

Easy to Moderate

4 to 6

Questions

Number Series

Alphabet Series

Simple Interest

Ratio

Percentage

6

Logical Reasoning

Moderate

5 Questions

Pramanas

Square opposition

7

Data Interpretation

Easy

5 (1 Set)

Questions

Question Based on Table Chart

Percentage Concept

8

Information and Communication Technology (ICT )/Computer Knowledge

Easy

2 to 3 Questions

Concept of OS, Virus, Storage Device, Bluetooth and Memory.

Abbreviation of Computer

9

 People & Environment

Easy to Moderate

3 to 4 Questions

Sustainable Development

Agenda 21

Work Environment

10 Higher Education System Moderate 3 to 5 Questions

SWAYAM
Articles based questions

Higher Educational Channels

No Full forms were Asked

Mostly from Post India Independence & Digital Initiative in Higher Education.

Digital Initiative of Higher Education, MOOC’s, UGC Responsibility.

UGC NET Exam Analysis December 2019 Paper 2

Here you can check the difficulty level the NTA UGC NET Exam Analysis for Paper 2 top UGC NET Subjects.

S.no

Subjects 

Level of Difficulty for Paper 2 

Overall Difficulty Level (Paper 1 & 2)

Commerce 

Moderate to Difficult Level 

Moderate Level 

Computer Science & Application 

Moderate to Difficult Level 

Moderate to Difficult Level 

Education 

Easy to Moderate Level 

Moderate Level 

Economics 

Easy to Moderate Level 

Moderate Level 

English 

Moderate to Difficult Level 

Moderate Level 

HRM 

Moderate Level 

Moderate Level 

Law 

Moderate to Difficult Level 

Difficult Level 

Library Sciences 

Moderate to Difficult Level 

Moderate Level 

Management 

Moderate Level 

Moderate Level 

10 

Political Science 

Moderate to Difficult Level 

Moderate to Difficult Level 

UGC NET Marking Scheme

All the questions in the UGC-NET exam are MCQs. Candidates are awarded two marks for every right answer. There is no provision of negative marking here.

However, the absence of negative marking must not be in any way misconstrued as an indicator of the UGC NET Paper difficulty level.

UGC NET is one of the most challenging competitive exams with intense competition, and expertise in your chosen subject as well as thorough preparation for the general aptitude exam are a must to succeed.

Other Important Study Materials for UGC NET Exam

You should have the following study materials to boost your exam preparation for the NTA UGC NET exam.

Click on the link to access other study materials related to the UGC NET exam.

UGC NET 2018 Exam Analysis

UGC NET 2018 was organized by the National Testing Agency (NTA) for the first time on 18th December 2018. The exam was conducted across 260 cities in India in two shifts – 9:30 AM to 1:00 PM and 2:30 PM to 6:00 PM. UGC NET 2018 will be conducted every day for five days in two shifts until 22nd December 2018.

In UGC NET 2018 exam, the candidates had to appear for two different papers, where paper-I was common for all candidates and paper-II comprised of subject-related questions.

Both the papers were held in a computer-based format and consisted of objective-type multiple-choice questions. The duration of paper-I was one hour (morning shift 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM and afternoon shift 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM) whereas the time limit of paper-II was two hours (morning shift11:00 AM – 1:00 PM and afternoon shift 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM).

UGC NET 2018 Exam Analysis for Paper I

UGC NET 2018 Paper-I had a total of 50 questions carrying 100 marks. The Teaching Aptitude and Reasoning sections had more questions as compared to other sections. This year, the Teaching Aptitude section had about 10-12 questions whereas 6-8 questions were asked in the Reasoning section.

Section

No. of Questions

Marks

Level of Difficulty

Teaching Aptitude

10 to 12

10

Medium

Research Aptitude

3 to 5

10

Medium

Reading Comprehension

5

10

Easy to Medium

Communication

2 to 4

10

Easy to Medium

Reasoning (including Maths)

6 to 8

10

Easy to Medium

Logical Reasoning

5

10

Easy to Medium

Data Interpretation

5

10

Easy to Medium

Information & Communication Technology (ICT)

4

10

Easy to Medium

People & Environment

2

10

Medium

Higher Education System: Governance, Polity & Administration

3 to 4

10

Easy to Medium

Total

50

100

Medium

UGC NET 2018 Exam Analysis for Paper-II

Paper-II of UGC NET 2018 included multiple-choice questions specific to a candidate’s preferred subject. This paper was also found to be of a moderate difficulty level. Every year, UGC NET is held for about 100 subjects.

No. of Questions

Total Marks

Level of Difficulty

100

200

Medium

Quick Tips to Attempt UGC NET Exam

No matter how high the UGC NET Exam paper difficulty for 2020, with these tips, you will be able to channelize all the preparation done so far to ace the exam:

  • You have a little over 1 minute to attempt each question, it is important to keep an eye on the clock to make sure you don’t spend too much time on the first few questions and then rush through the rest of the paper.
  • Always solve the questions you know the answers to first. This will help boost your confidence.
  • Since there is no negative marking, do not hold yourself back from attempting all the questions asked in the exam. Go from the ones you are sure about to the ones you may know the answers to, and if you have time to spare at the end, use it to make wild guesses on questions you have absolutely no idea about.
  • Use the break between exams to clear your ahead. Do not over think your performance in the first paper and definitely do not browse through your notes or books for Paper II in a last ditch attempt at revision.
  • Develop a strategy at the beginning of the exam and stick to it.
  • Before you leave for the exam, make sure you have the necessary documents and the other essentials on you.
  • Walk into the exam hall with a ‘Can Do’ attitude. Do not let negative thoughts or self-doubt dominate your mind.

We have covered the detailed guide UGC NET Exam Analysis 2020. Feel free to ask us any questions in the comment section below.

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