NTA UGC NET Paper Analysis for December 2018 Session – 21st December (Shift 1 and 2)

Published on : 22nd December 2018    Author : Himanshu Basant Bhatt
UGC NET Exam

The fourth day of the UGC NET examination has been successfully completed on the 21st December 2018. The examination is conducted for determining the eligibility of Assistant Professor and Junior Research Fellows. The UGC NET December session examination is being conducted through the online mode for the first time. Also, the National Testing Agency (NTA) is conducting the examination for the first time. Now, the responsibility of conducting the exam has been given to NTA. Earlier the exam was conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE).

Few changes have also been included in the exam pattern with effect from July 2018 session. The number of papers in the exam has been reduced from 3 to 2. Paper-1 will be in Teaching and Research Aptitude and Paper-2 will be in the subject chosen by the students while filling the form. Here is the detailed information on the new exam pattern:

UGC NET 2018 Exam Pattern

Papers

Number of Questions

Duration

I

50

60 Minutes

II

100

120 Minutes

TOTAL

150

180 Minutes

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Each question will be of 2 marks. 30 minutes break will be provided between both the papers.

NTA UGC NET – Paper Analysis for 21st December 2018

The exam was conducted in two shifts and each shift comprised two sessions. The details are as under:

Shift I – 09:30 AM to 01:00 PM

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

Paper 1 tests the reasoning ability, general awareness, comprehension skills, etc. of the candidates. The paper includes 50 Multiple Choice Questions from various sections. Let’s check the number of questions and difficulty level of each question in the paper.

Sections

Number of Questions

Difficulty Level

Teaching Aptitude

10 to 12

Moderate to Difficult

Research Aptitude

6 to 8

Difficult

Logical Reasoning

6 to 8

Easy

Math

2 to 3

Easy to Moderate

Data Interpretation

4 (1 set)

Easy to Moderate

Reading Comprehension

4 (1 set)

Easy to Moderate

Communication

4 to 5

Moderate

People & Environment

3 to 4

Moderate

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

2 to 3

Moderate

Information & Communication Technology (ICT)/Computer Knowledge

2 to 3

Moderate

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

Paper 2 comprises of 100 Multiple Choice Questions from the subject selected by the candidates. Each question carries 2 marks. As per the candidates’ response, the difficulty level of the paper was from 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

Sections

Number of Questions

Difficulty Level

Teaching Aptitude

8 to 10

Easy to Moderate

Research Aptitude

7 to 8

Moderate to Difficult

Logical Reasoning

5 to 6

Easy

Math

3 to 5

Easy to Moderate

Data Interpretation

5 (1 set)

Easy to Moderate

Reading Comprehension

5 (1 set)

Easy to Moderate

Communication

3 to 4

Moderate

People & Environment

2 to 3

Easy

Current Affairs

3 to 4

Moderate

Information & Communication Technology (ICT)/Computer Knowledge

5 to 6

Moderate

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

Candidates found the Paper 2 of the second shift difficult. The paper comprises of 100 objective type questions. Each question was of 2 marks.

Check out the complete paper analysis of day 1, 2 and 3 here:

UGC NET Paper Analysis of Day 1 – 18th December 2018

UGC NET Paper Analysis of Day 2 – 19th December 2018

UGC NET Paper Analysis of Day 3 – 20th December 2018


Available Application Forms

UGC NET Exam Previous Years Solved Papers



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