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UGC NET (December) 2019 exam is currently being conducted from December 02, 2019, to December 06, 2019. As the exam is being conducted in online mode, candidates can check the day-wise analysis of the exam. The exam is being conducted shift wise. The candidates can check the detailed analysis of UGC NET Paper I and Paper II (subject wise) on CollegeDekho. According to the past trends, UGC NET paper I exam is going to be moderate in terms of difficulty level.
UGC NET shift 7 & 8 exam was conducted on December 05, 2019, and the candidates can check the detailed question paper review below -
UGC NET Shift 5 & 6 exam was conducted on December 04, 2019. According to the response received from students, the shift 4 & 5 analysis of UGC NET December 2019 is as follows -
UGC NET Shift 3 exam is concluded, and according to the response received from students, the question paper was easy to moderate. Some topics in Paper I such as Data Interpretation turned to be easy for students, and there are some questions on contemporary topics like 4GL - 4th Generation Language. There were also questions about Classroom Communication and Effective Teaching. The highlights of Shift 3 are as follows-
The second shift of the UGC NET 2019 was conducted between 14:30 HRS and 17:30 HRS. As per the feedback received from the students who appeared for the second shift of the UGC NET 2019 exam on 02nd December, the question paper was moderately difficult. Check out the table below for a detailed subject-wise analysis of UGC NET 2019 paper shift-II conducted between the aforementioned hours on December 2nd.
|Maths & Reasoning||Moderate|
|People & Environment||Moderate|
|Communication||Easy to Moderate|
|Higher Education System||Easy|
|Information and Communication Technology (ICT)||Moderate|
The shift 1 exam of UGC NET December 2019 concluded by 12:30 PM, and the detailed analysis of Shift 1 has been updated below. According to the response received from students, the Paper I of UGC NET Shift 1 (December 2019) is as follows -
|Topic||Total No. of Questions||Difficulty Level|
|Mathematics||4-5||Easy to Moderate|
|People & Environment||3-4||Difficult|
|Higher Education System||3-4||Difficult|
UGC NET (December) Paper II Live Analysis (Subject Wise) - Available from December 02 to 06, 2019
UGC-NET 2019 paper analysis is now available at CollegeDekho for the UGC-NET 2019 examination which is being conducted between 20 June 2019 and 28 June 2019. Paper I and Paper II are the two papers for which the UGC-NET 2019 examination is being currently conducted. Candidates seeking eligibility for Assistant Professor or both Assistant Professor and JRF have to appear for both the Paper I and Paper II of UGC-NET 2019.
The UGC-NET 2019 Paper I consists of 50 questions in total and each question carries 2 marks. The maximum mark for the UGC-NET 2019 Paper I is 100 whereas the Paper II of UGC-NET 2019 consists of 100 questions and likewise, each question carries 2 marks. The test is being conducted in online mode or in other words it is called Computer-Based Test (CBT).
National Testing Agency (NTA) is conducting the UGC-NET 2019 Paper I and Paper II in two shifts where Paper I is compulsory for all the candidates and Paper II is based on the subjects chosen by the candidates. 20 minutes extra time is being alloted to those candidates belonging to PwD category. There is no negative marking in this year’s UGC-NET examination. Detailed analysis of Paper I and Paper II of UGC-NET 2019 is given below.
The UGC-NET 2019 Paper I, which was conducted on 20 June 2019 during the first shift, was moderately difficult according to the candidates. If the candidates are to be believed, then the UGC-NET 2019 Paper I was based on the UGC-NET previous year question papers. They also feel that the difficulty level of this year’s paper saw a marginal dip compared to the previous year. The students found the Mathematical and Analytical Reasoning section to be the most difficult amongst all the sections. Some students also found the Computer Knowledge section a tad more difficult. Overall, the Paper I of UGC-NET 2019 examination was doable and anybody who has solved enough number of mock test papers and previous year papers will fare well in the exam.
Over 1000 candidates appeared for the UGC-NET 2019 Paper II exam out of which majority of the candidates appeared for the History, Linguistic Subjects and Mass Communication. Speaking to the test takers, CollegeDekho deduced that the Paper II of UGC-NET 2019 exam was moderately tough. Although there were some unexpected and uncertain questions, the candidates seemed quite confident of cracking the exam with ease.
Paper II History Analysis
Students who appeared for the UGC-NET 2019 Paper II History subject found the exam to be easier than the previous year. The students, however, could identify some minor changes that NTA made to this year’s Paper II exam. Despite the inclusion of subjective questions, this year’s UGC-NET Paper II History subject was easy.
Paper II Mass Communication Analysis
The Mass Communication subject of UGC-NET 2019 Paper II was moderately difficult, opined the test takers. Except for some questions related to old topics such as names of Authors, Books, Movies etc, the Mass Communication subject was easier as compared with the previous year’s Mass Communication paper.
Paper II Linguistics Analysis
UGC-NET 2019 Paper II for Linguistics was also moderately difficult as per the students who appeared for the same. Some questions, however, that were based on Syntax, for eg, Generative Syntax, Traditional and Structural Syntax were the ones which the test takers found to be difficult. Historical Linguistics based questions were, however, easy in the opinion of the candidates. Overall, the candidates felt that Paper II for UGC-NET 2019 exam was on the easier side compared to the previous year.
UGC NET 2018 was conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA) for the first time on 18th December 2018. The exam was taken by candidates 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.
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).
A majority of test takers who shared their feedback said that the exam was of moderate difficulty level and they faced issues while answering questions in online mode. Now, we bring to you a detailed insight into students’ reactions and the difficulty level of UGC NET 2018 conducted on December 18.
NTA, for the very first time, conducted UGC NET, which used to be organised by CBSE.
For the first time, the exam was conducted in a computer-based format.
Attempting both Paper I and Paper II was mandatory.
No major changes were seen in the exam pattern.
It was compulsory to attempt all questions in the exam.
The difficulty level of both the papers was moderate.
Each question in UGC NET 2018 had a weightage of two marks.
Negative marking was not applicable in the exam.
The papers had questions in both English and Hindi languages. Candidates answered the paper in the language opted by them prior to the exam.
This year, Paper-I had a majority of questions based on Teaching Aptitude and Reasoning.
The paper I of UGC NET comprised of generic questions that were meant to evaluate candidates' teaching/research aptitude. This paper has been designed in such a manner that it tests candidates' reasoning ability, comprehension, divergent thinking as well as general awareness. Paper I has a total of 50 questions carrying 100 marks. The Teaching Aptitude and Reasoning sections had more questions as compared to other sections, which was not the case in previous years. This year, Teaching Aptitude section had about 10-12 questions whereas 6-8 questions were asked in the Reasoning section.
No. of Questions
|Level of Difficulty|
10 to 12
3 to 5
|Easy to Medium|
2 to 4
|Easy to Medium|
Reasoning (including Maths)
6 to 8
|Easy to Medium|
|Easy to Medium|
|Easy to Medium|
Information & Communication Technology (ICT)
|Easy to Medium|
People & Environment
Higher Education System: Governance, Polity & Administration
3 to 4
|Easy to Medium|
The paper II of UGC NET 2018 comprised of 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
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There are 7-8 questions asked for Logical Reasoning section at UGC NET exam.
Yes, negative marks were there for wrong answers in UGC NET?
There are 11-13 questions asked for Teaching Aptitude section at UGC NET exam.
The difficulty level of Teaching Aptitude for UGC NET was difficult.
The difficulty level of Reading Comprehension for UGC NET was easy.
Yes, there were various logic questions in UGC NET.
In UGC NET, Mathematics had a question from Simple Interest, Compound Interest and Surface Area.
The difficulty level of mathematics for UGC NET was moderate to tough.
Almost 1 lakh students appeared for the exam
Shift 2 for UGC NET was a bit difficult compared to shift 1.