UGC NET 24th Sept 2020 Shift 1 Exam & Question Paper Analysis (Available), Answer Key, Solutions

Diksha Sharma
Diksha SharmaPublished On: September 24, 2020 | UGC NET

The 1st day Shift 1 of UGC NET 2020 exam on September 24th 2020 is over. Check the exam & question paper analysis for UGC NET 24th September 2020 shift 1 exam updated below.

UGC NET 24th September 2020 exam analysis

The 1st day of UGC NET 2020 Shift 1 exam on September 24th, 2020 is over. Check the exam & question paper analysis for UGC NET 24th September 2020 shift 1 exam updated below.

UGC NET has been conducted on 24th September 2020 in two shifts: Shift 1 and Shift 2. There are two papers for UGC NET 2020 exam: Paper 1 and paper 2. While paper 1 is compulsory for all the candidates, Paper 2 is subject-specific, depending on the subject as opted by the candidates. As per the students, the paper was neither too tough nor too easy. The difficulty level was moderate and students who prepared well were able to attempt all the questions. There were a lot of questions from Research and Teaching Aptitude.

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UGC NET 24th Sept 2020 Shift 1 Paper 1 Exam Analysis

Paper 1 for UGC NET 2020 is similar for all the candidates. Given below is the exam analysis for UGC NET 24th September shift 1 paper 1:



Exam Difficulty Level


Difficulty Level of Teaching Aptitude


Difficulty Level of Research Aptitude


Difficulty Level of Comprehension


Difficulty Level of Communication


Difficulty Level of Mathematical Reasoning and Aptitude


Difficulty Level of Logical Reasoning


Difficulty Level of Data Interpretation


Difficulty Level of Information and Communication Technology


Difficulty Level of People, Development and Environment 


Difficulty Level of Higher Education System


UGC NET 24th Sept 2020 Paper 1 Question Analysis (Subject Wise)

The number of questions from each syllabus in UGC NET 24th Sept 2020 paper 1 is mentioned in the table below:

SubjectNumber of QuestionsImportant Questions/ Topics
Teaching Aptitude8-9Level of Teaching, Teaching Aids, Quality of Teaching
Research Aptitude5-6Steps of Research, Thesis Writing, Research Ethics
DI4-5Square of Opposition, Data Relation, bar graphs
Communication4-5Barriers of Communication, Verbal & non-verbal Communication, Semantics & Physical barriers
ICT4Communication methodology, devices, ICT & its types, ICT initiatives, Digital India, Current ICT affairs
Higher Education3-4Education Policies, Commission Names, 
Environment2Summit related questions, current affairs, pandemic, sustainable development goals, International Solar Alliance
Maths/ Reasoning5Profit & Loss, Series, Alpha-Numerical or Word Based Series, formulas, Speed, Distance & Time, Compound Interest, Simple Interest, Ratio & Proportion, Average
Logical Reasoning5Deductive Reasoning, Indian Logics, Analogy, Inference, Conclusion, Fallacy, Syllogism
Reading Comprehension5Statement Based Questions, Statement Relation, Types of Sentences

UGC NET 24th Sept 2020 Paper 1 Questions & Answers (Shift 1)

The questions and answers for the Paper 1 & shift 1 exam of UGC NET 24th Sept 2020 have been updated below. We will keep updating more questions soon. Stay Tuned!

Higher Education & Technical Education comes under which Ministry?Ministry of Education
Which research has post positive approach?
Which gas has a higher natural source?

UGC NET 24th Sept 2020 Shift 1 Paper 2 Analysis

Paper 2 for UGC NET 2020 will be subject-specific and will consist of questions from the subject chosen by the candidates. Given below is the list of subjects which is included for UGC NET 2020 paper 2. For Shift 1 on September 24, 2020, the exam is being conducted for the following subjects.

Tribal and Regional Language/LiteratureSpanish
Indian CultureGujarati
Comparative Study of ReligionsChinese
Adult Education/ Continuing Education/ Andragogy/ Non Formal Education-

UGC NET 2020 Exam Schedule/ Timings

The UGC NET 2020 exam will be conducted in two shifts: Shift 1 and Shift 2. Each shift will be for a total of 180 minutes (3 hours). The first shift will be conducted from 9.00 AM to 12.00 PM and the second shift will be conducted from 3.00 PM to 6.00 PM.

UGC NET 2020 Exam Day Guidelines

The candidates who are appearing for UGC NET 2020 exam will have to keep in mind the following instructions:

  • All the candidates must follow the social distancing rule.

  • No crowd will be allowed at one specific place. 

  • The candidate must visit the exam center at least before half n hour.

  • No candidates will be allowed to leave the exam before instructed by the instructor.

  • The candidate must dump the rough work sheet and mask in a dustbin at the exam centre before leaving the exam hall.

UGC NET 2020 Important Topics for Paper 1 (Teaching and Research Aptitude)

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