NTA UGC NET Paper Analysis for December 2018 Session – 18th December (Shift 1 and 2)

Published on : 19th December 2018    Author : Himanshu Basant Bhatt
UGC NET Exam

The National Testing Agency has started its first exam – National Eligibility Test on 18th December. The UGC NET exam will be conducted consecutively till 22nd December 2018 in two shifts each day. From this year onwards, the exam will be conducted through computer-based mode. The exam is conducted for the posts of Assistant Professor and the award of Junior Research Fellowship.

In the article, we will cover the complete paper analysis for shift 1 and shift 2 of the first day of the UGC NET exam. Before moving ahead with the paper analysis, lets’ have a look at the exam pattern. Please note that the exam pattern for UGC NET has been changed w.e.f. the July 2018 session. Earlier, there were 3 papers in the exam – Paper I for teaching and research aptitude and Paper II and III for subject opted by the candidate for UGC NET.

UGC NET 2018 Exam Pattern

Each shift in the UGC NET exam comprises of two sessions for paper I and paper II. A break of 30 minutes is provided between two papers. Here is the detailed information:

Papers

Number of Questions

Marks

Duration

I

50

100

1 Hour

II

100

200

2 Hours

TOTAL

150

300

3 Hours

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NTA UGC NET – Paper Analysis for 18th December 2018

UGC NET exam started on 18th December. The exam was conducted in two shifts; each shift comprising of two sessions/papers. The analysis of each paper is as follows:

Shift I – 09:30 AM to 01:00 PM

UGC NET Paper Analysis December 18

Paper 1 (Teaching and Research Aptitude) – 09:30 AM to 10:30 AM

The overall difficulty level of the question paper was easy to moderate. Here is the section-wise distribution of questions:

Computer Based Examination with 50 Objective Type Questions of 2 marks each

Sections

Number of Questions

Difficulty Level

Teaching Aptitude

10 – 12

Moderate

Research Aptitude

3 – 4

Moderate

Communication

4 – 5

Easy to Moderate

Logical Reasoning

5 – 6

Easy

Math

5 – 6

Easy

People & Environment

2

Moderate

Information & Communication Technology (ICT)/Computer Knowledge

3 – 4

Easy

Higher Education System: Governance, Polity & Administration

3 – 5

Easy to Moderate

Data Interpretation

5 (1 set)

Easy

Reading Comprehension

5 (1 set)

Easy to Moderate

Paper 2 (Subject Related) – 11:00 AM to 01:00 PM

Paper 2 comprises of questions from the subject chosen by the candidates for the exam. The exam is conducted for 85 subjects from Humanities and Social Science, Computer Science and Applications, Electronic Science, etc.

Computer Based Examination with 100 Objective Type Questions with 2 marks each

Sections

Number of Questions

Difficulty Level

Subject-related topics

100

Moderate to Difficult

 

Shift II – 02:30 PM to 06:00 PM

Paper 1 (Teaching and Research Aptitude) – 2:30 PM to 03:30 PM

The questions were of generic nature with easy to moderate difficulty level. Here are the section-wise details of difficulty level.

Computer Based Examination with 50 Objective Type Questions of 2 marks each

Sections

Number of Questions

Difficulty Level

Teaching Aptitude

12 – 14

Moderate

Research Aptitude

3 – 4

Moderate

Communication

4 – 5

Easy to Moderate

Logical Reasoning

4 – 5

Easy

Math

4 – 5

Easy

People & Environment

2 – 3

Moderate

Information & Communication Technology (ICT)/Computer Knowledge

3 – 4

Easy to Moderate

Higher Education System: Governance, Polity & Administration

3 - 5

Easy to Moderate

Data Interpretation

5 (1 set)

Easy

Reading Comprehension

5 (1 set)

Easy to Moderate

Paper 2 (Subject Related) – 04:00 PM to 06:00 PM

The difficulty level of the subject-related question paper was from moderate to difficult. The subject of paper 2 was selected by the candidates while filling the application form. Candidates must preferably select the subject of their post-graduation.

Computer Based Examination with 100 Objective Type Questions with 2 marks each

Sections

Number of Questions

Difficulty Level

Subject-related topics

100

Moderate to Difficult

Highlights of the 18th December Computer Based Test

Here are some important highlights of the UGC NET 2018 exam:

  • Both the papers (Paper I and Paper II) were conducted in Computer Based mode.
  • Paper I comprises 50 MCQs (Multiple Choice Questions) and Paper II comprises 100 MCQs (Multiple Choice Questions). All questions were compulsory.
  • Each question was of 2 marks.
  • A break of 30 minutes was provided between Paper I and II.
  • The question papers were in both English and Hindi languages.
  • Candidates were given rough paper and pen for calculation work at the examination centre. The calculation sheet is to be submitted to the invigilator in the examination hall.
  • No candidates were allowed to enter the examination hall without the UGC NET admit card.
  • Candidates were not allowed to leave the examination hall before the conclusion of the exam.

Display of Answer Keys and Recorded Response

NTA will release the recorded response and answer keys on the official website before the declaration of result. Candidates will be given a chance to challenge the answer key on payment of ₹ 1000/- per question. The result will be declared on the basis of the final answer key.

UGC NET December Result 2018

The result of UGC NET 2018 December session exam will be uploaded on the official NTA NET website. Candidates will be able to check their result using their registration Id and password. The tentative schedule for announcement of the result is by 10th January 2019.

UGC NET E-Certificate

The role of NTA will end after the declaration of result. The University Grants Commission issues an eligibility certificate/e-certificate to the candidates who qualify the National Eligibility Test. The certificate can be downloaded after one or two months of the result declaration. Candidates can download the e-certificate from the official website using their roll number.

Validity of UGC NET E-Certificate

The UGC NET e-certificate for the Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) will remain valid for 3years from the date of issuance of the e-certificate. There is no limit for validity of e-certificate for Lectureship.

The above paper analysis will help the candidates who are preparing for future NET examinations. The UGC NET 2018 exam will continue till 22nd December 2018.


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1 Comments

TASIR FATIMA - March 25, 2019REPLY

kindly provide any suggestion for paper 2 (commerce) preparation for june -19 ugc net exam