NTA UGC NET 2018 Complete Paper Analysis of Day 2 (Shift I & II)

Published on : 20th December 2018    Author : Satyaranjan Bai
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The National Testing Agency has just concluded the Day 2 (19th December) exam of the ongoing UGC NET 2018 December session. There were two shifts – Shift I and Shift II. Each Shift had two papers – Paper I and Paper II. Experts of various leading private coaching institutes opine that the overall difficulty level of the question papers was pretty moderate – easy to moderate. However, students had something else to say.

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Akhilesh, a Bangalore-based student, said, “I found the categories like Teaching Aptitude and Research Aptitude from Paper I tough. The questions were moderate to difficult. While the ‘Reading Comprehension’ was quite easy.’” Upon asked how he dealt with the online exam system, Akhilesh maintained, “Before attempting the exam, I had taken up a lot of mock tests. I even joined practice test centres to ensure I’m familiar with the online mode. But most of the students seemed to have faced some problems. There was one unseen passage that did not open properly. Otherwise, it was okay okay.” This was the second time that the Bangalore-based student took up the test. He found no difference between NTA and CBSE. It was all the same except the online mode of exam.

Ankit, who appeared in the UGC NET 2018 December Session exam for the first time, found the questions to be difficult. “I’m not sure whether I’ll be able to make it or not, but the experience was good. I learnt a lot and hopefully, it will come in handy in future.”

NTA UGC NET 2018 19th December Complete Exam Analysis

UGC NET 19 Dec Paper Analysis

Before explaining the complete exam analysis of UGC National Eligibility Test, we tend to give a brief introduction about the exam pattern. The National Testing Agency administers the NET 2018 December session exam in two shifts. Each shift has two sessions. The first session has Paper I, consists of 50 compulsory questions. The second session comprises Paper II. It asks 100 MCQs (compulsory) for 200 marks.

NTA conducts Paper I to assess the research or teaching ability of the candidates through divergent thinking, comprehension, reasoning aptitude, general awareness, etc. While Paper II carries subject related questions to ensure the candidates are well-versed in it. Take a sneak peek at the exam pattern illustrated in the table below.

Session

Paper

Total Questions

Maximum Marks

Duration

First

Paper I

50 (Compulsory)

100 marks

60 minutes

Second

Paper II

100 (Compulsory)

200 marks

120 minutes

Total

 

150 Questions (All are compulsory)

300 marks

180 minutes/ 3 hours

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Paper I - Shift I (9.30 am to 1 pm) & Shift II (2.30 pm to 6 pm) Exam Analysis

Paper I (Shift I) Exam Analysis

Category

Questions

Level of Difficulty

Research Aptitude

4 – 5

Difficult

Teaching Aptitude

12 – 15

Moderate to Difficult

Mathematics

2 – 3

Easy to Moderate

Information & Communication Technology (ICT)/ Computer Knowledge

3 – 4

Moderate

Reading Comprehension

5 (1 Set)

Easy to Moderate

Data Interpretation

5 (1 Set)

Moderate

Logical Reasoning

4 – 5

Easy

Higher Education System: Governance, Polity & Administration

3 – 4

Easy to Moderate

Communication

3 – 5

Moderate

People & Environment

2

Moderate

Overall

50 Questions

Easy to Difficult

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Paper I (Shift II) Exam Analysis

Category

Questions

Level of Difficulty

Research Aptitude

2 – 3

Moderate to Difficult

Teaching Aptitude

11 – 13

Moderate to Difficult

Mathematics

3 – 4

Moderate

Information & Communication Technology (ICT)/ Computer Knowledge

2 – 4

Easy to Moderate

Reading Comprehension

5 (1 Set)

Easy to Moderate

Data Interpretation

5 (1 Set)

Easy to Moderate

Logical Reasoning

5 – 6

Easy

Higher Education System: Governance, Polity & Administration

4 – 5

Moderate

Communication

4 – 5

Easy to Moderate

People & Environment

2 – 3

Moderate

Overall

50 Questions

Easy to Difficult

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Paper II - Shift I (9.30 am to 1 pm) & Shift II (2.30 pm to 6 pm) Exam Analysis

Paper II (Shift I) Exam Analysis

Category

Questions

Level of Difficulty

Subjects Already Selected

100 MCQs

Moderate to Difficult

Total

100 questions

Moderate to Difficult

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Paper II (Shift II) Exam Analysis

Category

Questions

Level of Difficulty

Subjects Already Selected

100 MCQs

Moderate to Difficult

Total

100 questions

Moderate to Difficult

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Earlier, CBSE conducted the UGC NET exam in three papers – Paper I, Paper II and Paper III. NTA conducts the exam in two papers – Paper I and Paper II. There is a break of half an hour between paper 1 and paper 2.


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