NTA UGC NET 2018 Paper Analysis – 20th December (Shift 1 and 2)

Published on : 21st December 2018
UGC NET Exam

The National Testing Agency has successfully concluded the third day of the UGC NET exam on 20th December. The exam will continue till 22nd December 2018. The exam is being conducted in two shifts each day. For the third day exam, candidates have found the 2nd paper (subject paper) difficult and the first paper was from easy to moderate. A few sections in the first paper were difficult. Here is the complete paper analysis of paper 1 and paper 2 of third day UGC NET exam.

UGC NET 2018 Exam Pattern

The UGC NET exam pattern was changed w.e.f. the July 2018 session. Earlier, the candidates have to appear in 3 papers (one paper on teaching aptitude and two papers on the subject opted by the candidate). Now, there are only two papers in the exam (one on teaching aptitude and one subject-related). Here is the new exam pattern:

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 20th December 2018

Shift I – 09:30 AM to 01:00 PM

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

The paper-1 is held for teaching and research aptitude. The paper comprises of 50 Multiple Type Questions (MCQs) from different sections such as logical reasoning, data interpretation, research aptitude, teaching aptitude, reading comprehension, etc. Here is the section-wise distribution of the questions in paper-1 and the respective difficulty level.

Sections

Difficulty Level

Number of Questions

Research Aptitude

Moderate to Difficult

2 to 3

Teaching Aptitude

Moderate to Difficult

11 to 13

Logical Reasoning

Easy

5 to 6

Math

Moderate

3 to 4

Data Interpretation

Easy to Moderate

5 (1 set)

People & Environment

Moderate

2 to 3

Reading Comprehension

Easy to Moderate

5 (1 set)

Communication

Easy to Moderate

4 to 5

Information & Communication Technology (ICT)/Computer Knowledge

Easy to Moderate

2 to 4

Higher Education System: Governance, Polity & Administration/Current Affairs

Moderate

4 to 5

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

The second paper comprises of 100 Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) from the subject selected by the candidates for the UGC NET exam at the time of application submission. Check out the number of questions and level of difficulty in the paper held on 20th December.

Sections

Difficulty Level

Number of Questions

Subject opted for the exam

Difficult

100

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Shift II – 02:30 PM to 06:00 PM

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

Sections

Difficulty Level

Number of Questions

Research Aptitude

Difficult

6 to 8

Teaching Aptitude

Moderate to Difficult

10 to 12

Logical Reasoning

Easy

6 to 8

Math

Easy to Moderate

2 to 3

Data Interpretation

Easy to Moderate

5 (1 set)

People & Environment

Moderate

3 to 4

Reading Comprehension

Easy to Moderate

5 (1 set)

Communication

Moderate

4 to 5

Information & Communication Technology (ICT)/Computer Knowledge

Moderate

2 to 3

Current Affairs

Moderate

2 to 3

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

Sections

Difficulty Level

Number of Questions

Subject opted for the exam

Moderate to Difficult

100

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As per candidates’ feedback, they faced difficulty in reading comprehension questions due to scrolling issues in the online mode. This is the first time that the UGC NET exam is being conducted through online mode. Candidates said that in paper 1 more questions were asked on teaching aptitude as compared to the previous years’ exams.

UGC NET December Result 2018

The result for the UGC NET December session will be uploaded on the official website – ntanet.nic.in. As per the official schedule, the UGC NET 2018 December session result will be declared by 10th January 2019. The result can be checked using registered ID and password.

UGC NET E-Certificate

After qualifying the UGC NET exam, the University Grants Commission issues an eligibility certificate to the successful candidates. It is issued to acknowledge the candidate’s eligibility for appointment as assistant professor posts and for the award of Junior Research Fellowship. Candidates can download the e-certificate from the UGC NET Online portal.

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3 Comments

javied ahmed tali - January 29, 2019REPLY

the passage was too difficult to scroll...the time of paper one should be increased and the time of paper second should be dicreased...

Sudhakar K - December 31, 2018REPLY

Hai I have attended 20.12.2018 - Shift 2 I have secured 42% in management shall I have chance of getting positive results

Exams Planner - January 4, 2019REPLY

Official answer keys were released on the official website. You must have got an idea about your score. The result will be declared by 10th Jan.