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UGC NET 20th November 2021 Paper 1 Question Paper Analysis (Available), Answer Key

Sakunth Kumar
Sakunth KumarUpdated On: November 21, 2021 | UGC NET

Day 1 of UGC NET 2021 Paper 1 has been conducted on November 20 in Shift 1 & 2. Check the detailed question paper analysis, topic-wise weightage & difficulty level of UGC NET 20th November 2021 Paper 1 here.

UGC NET 20th November 2021 Paper 1 Question Paper Analysis, Answer Key

Day 1 of UGC NET 2021 has been conducted on November 20 in two shifts - 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM and 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM. Day 1 is being conducted for almost 36 subjects, and Paper 1 is common for all subjects. Paper 1 of UGC NET consists of questions related to teaching & research aptitude, reasoning, mathematics and much more. Paper 1 consists of 50 questions, and each question carries 2 marks which means the total weightage of the first paper is 100. On the other hand, Paper 2 is conducted for 200 marks. On this page, you can check the detailed question paper analysis of UGC NET 20th November 2021 Paper 1 along with a memory-based question paper and answer key. The official answer key of UGC NET 2021 is expected to be released by the 2nd week of December.

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Major Highlights of UGC NET 20th November 2021 Shift 1 Analysis

Paper 1 was not too tough in Shift 1, and there were no unexpected surprises. The paper was on expected lines. From communication, there were questions on barriers to communication. There were also questions on research ethics. Some of the major highlights of UGC NET 20th November 2021 Shift 1 Analysis are as follows –

Difficulty Level of Paper 1: Moderately Easy


Difficulty Level of Comprehension Questions: Easy


Difficulty Level of Research Aptitude Questions: Moderate


Difficulty Level of Teaching Aptitude Questions: Moderate


Difficulty Level of Reasoning Questions: Moderate


Difficulty Level of Mathematics Questions: Easy to Moderate (question on ratio, profit & loss, average)


Topics Asked in Shift 1: Questions in Shift 1 were asked on the following topics -

  • NAAC
  • SWAYAM Prabha
  • Ozone Depletion
  • Global Warming
  • Hazards (statement-based question)
  • Difference between Bluetooth and WiFI
  • Hetu
  • Pramaan
  • Indian Logic
  • Classroom Communication (statement-based questions)
  • Barriers to Communication
  • Ethics (research)
  • Methods of Teaching
  • Key Behaviours of Teaching
  • Helpful Behaviours of Effective Teaching
  • Ratio Proportion (male-female bifurcation)
  • Memory Hierarchy
  • Qualitative Research
  • File Transfer Protocol (FTP)
  • VLE
  • AGB (Advance Graphic Port)
  • Input & Output Devices (2 Questions)
  • COP-25 Question from Environment
  • Paris Agreement
  • Bio-Diversity Decade
  • Sakshat Portal
  • Reserach Design

Was the Paper Time Consuming? Paper 2 Time Consuming and Paper 1 was okay

Major Highlights of UGC NET 20th November 2021 Shift 2 Analysis

Some of the major highlights of UGC NET 20th November 2021 Shift 2 Analysis are as follows –

Difficulty Level of Paper 1: Moderate Level


Difficulty Level of Teaching & Research Aptitude Questions: Moderate Level


Difficulty Level of Reasoning Questions: Moderate to Difficult


Difficulty Level of Mathematics Questions: Moderate to Difficult


Was the Paper Time Consuming? To be Updated


Topic with Most Number of Difficult Questions: Logical Reasoning & Research Aptitude


Shift 1 vs 2 Difficulty Level Comparison: Almost Similar Difficulty Level

Detailed UGC NET 20th November 2021 Paper 1 Question Paper Analysis

The detailed analysis of UGC NET 20th November 2021 Paper (Shift 1 & 2) can be checked in the table below –

Name of the Topic

Difficulty Level

Total No. of Questions Asked

Teaching Aptitude

Moderate

11-13

Research Aptitude

Moderate

7-9

Reading Comprehension

Easy

5

Reasoning

Moderate to Difficult

7-8

Data Interpretation

Moderate to Difficult

5

Mathematics

Difficult

4-5

Communication

Easy to Moderate

3-5

People & Environment

Easy

3-4

Higher Education System

Easy

3

Information & Communication Technology

Moderate

3

For a memory-based question paper, you can click on the link below –

UGC NET 2021 Question Paper

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UGC NET 2021 Day 1 (Nov 20) Latest Updates

November 20, 2021, 6:54 PM: The difficulty level of Shift 2 was moderate with Mathematics & Data Interpretation questions turning out to be too calculative

November 20, 2021, 5:21 PM: The Shift 2 exam will conclude at 6:00 PM

November 20, 2021, 3:00 PM: The Shfit 2 exam has started for 17 subjects

November 20, 2021, 12:59 PM: The difficulty level of the paper was moderately easy in Shift 1

November 20, 2021, 12:17 PM: The Shift 2 exam will begin at 3:00 PM, and the detailed analysis for Shift 1 will be available shortly on this page

November 20, 2021: 12:00 PM: The Shift 1 exam of Day 1 concluded

November 20, 2021, 11:33 AM: The Shift 1 analysis of today's exam will be available on this page by 1:00 PM

November 20, 2021, 11:25 AM: CSIR has also announced CSIR NET 2022 exam date

November 20, 2021, 11:00 AM: The shift 1 exam concludes in one hour

November 20, 2021: 10:44 AM: Kerala University PG exam dates are clashing with UGC NET 2021 dates

November 20, 2021, 10:25 AM: The Shift 2 exam will be conducted in 17 subjects

November 20, 2021, 10:03 AM: Maharashtra aspirants complain about Maharashtra TET 2021 date clash with UGC NET 2021. Both exams are being held today

November 20, 2021, 9:32 AM: So far, NTA has only released the admit cards for exams scheduled till November 24

November 20, 2021, 9:02 AM: Shift 1 of UGC NET 2021 Day 1 has started across the country

November 20, 2021, 8:42 AM: The Shift 1 exam timings are 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM. The morning shift exam is taking place for 19 subjects

November 20, 2021, 8:11 AM: The reporting process for Shift 1 at the exam centres is underway, and the gate will be closed at 8:30 AM

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