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UGC NET 2020 Exam Analysis (24th Sep to 13th November-81 Subjects): Difficulty Level of Paper-1 'Moderate' & Paper-2 'Difficult', Check Good Attempts to clear Cutoff

UGC NET 2020 Exam Analysis (24th Sep to 13th November-81 Subjects): NTA conducted the UGC NET June 2020 Exam from 24th September 2020 till 13th November 2020 for 81 subjects. UGC NET 2020 Exam was conducted in online mode at different Examination Centers spread across the country to determine the eligibility for the post of Assistant Professor and Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) or Assistant Professor only.

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In this article, we are going to share the detailed Exam Analysis of the NTA UGC NET June 2020 Exam conducted online from 24th September to 13th November 2020. Let’s first look at the Exam Pattern of the NTA UGC NET 2020 Exam.

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NTA UGC NET 2020 Exam Pattern

NTA UGC NET 2020 Exam consisted of two papers, i.e., Paper-1 and Paper-2. This time also both the papers will be conducted in a single session of three hours duration. Candidates can also switch between Paper-1 & 2 of the UGC NET Exam. Below is the brief table showing the changed and latest exam pattern of the NTA UGC NET 2020 Exam:

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NTA UGC NET 2020 Exam Pattern

Paper

Number of Questions/ Marks

Duration

1

50/100

3 Hours (Single Session)

2

100/200

Total

150/300

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NTA UGC NET 2020 Exam Analysis & Review: 24th Sep to 13th Nov 2020

In Paper-1, the questions asked were of generic in nature, intending to assess the teaching/research aptitude of the candidate. It was primarily designed to test reasoning ability, comprehension, divergent thinking, and general awareness of the candidate. So let’s have a look at the questions asked in this NTA UGC NET 2020 Online exam:

Day-12 UGC NET Paper-1 Shift-1 (9:30 am to 12:30 pm), Shift-2 (3.00-6.00 PM)

Online Exam with 50 Objective MCQs of 2 marks each

Category

Number of Questions

Difficulty Level/ Good Attempts

Teaching Aptitude

10 to 12

Moderate to Difficult

Research Aptitude

9 to 12

Difficult

Reading Comprehension

5 (1 set)

Easy to Moderate

Communication

3 to 4

Moderate

Maths

2 to 4

Easy to Moderate

Logical Reasoning

4 to 6

Easy

Data Interpretation

5 (1 set)

Easy to Moderate

Information & Communication Technology (ICT)

2 to 3

Moderate to Difficult

People & Environment

4 to 5

Moderate to Difficult

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

4 to 5

Moderate to Difficult

Total Questions

50 Questions of 2 Marks each

Easy to Difficult/ 32 to 35 Questions

Day-12 UGC NET Paper-2 Shift-1 (9:30 am to 12:30 pm), Shift-2 (3.00-6.00 PM) Online Exam with 100 Objective MCQs of 2 marks each

UGC NET Subjects (Shift-1 & 2)

Difficulty Level/ Good Attempts

Hindi

Moderate to Difficult/ 47 to 52

Day-11 UGC NET Paper-1 Shift-1 (9:30 am to 12:30 pm), Shift-2 (3.00-6.00 PM)

Online Exam with 50 Objective MCQs of 2 marks each

Category

Number of Questions

Difficulty Level/ Good Attempts

Teaching Aptitude

10 to 12

Moderate to Difficult

Research Aptitude

9 to 12

Difficult

Reading Comprehension

5 (1 set)

Easy to Moderate

Communication

3 to 4

Moderate

Maths

2 to 4

Easy to Moderate

Logical Reasoning

4 to 6

Easy

Data Interpretation

5 (1 set)

Easy to Moderate

Information & Communication Technology (ICT)

2 to 3

Moderate to Difficult

People & Environment

4 to 5

Moderate to Difficult

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

4 to 5

Moderate to Difficult

Total Questions

50 Questions of 2 Marks each

Easy to Difficult/ 33 to 35 Questions

Day-11 UGC NET Paper-2 Shift-1 (9:30 am to 12:30 pm), Shift-2 (3.00-6.00 PM) Online Exam with 100 Objective MCQs of 2 marks each

UGC NET Subjects (Shift-1)

Difficulty Level/ Good Attempts

Education

Difficult (47 to 52 Questions)

UGC NET Subjects (Shift-2)

Difficulty Level/ Good Attempts

Geography

Difficult (50 to 55 Questions)

Day-10 UGC NET Paper-1 Shift-1 (9:30 am to 12:30 pm), Shift-2 (3.00-6.00 PM)

Online Exam with 50 Objective MCQs of 2 marks each

Category

Number of Questions

Difficulty Level/ Good Attempts

Teaching Aptitude

10 to 12

Moderate to Difficult

Research Aptitude

9 to 12

Difficult

Reading Comprehension

5 (1 set)

Easy to Moderate

Communication

3 to 4

Moderate

Maths

2 to 4

Easy to Moderate

Logical Reasoning

4 to 6

Easy

Data Interpretation

5 (1 set)

Easy to Moderate

Information & Communication Technology (ICT)

2 to 3

Moderate to Difficult

People & Environment

4 to 5

Moderate to Difficult

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

4 to 5

Moderate to Difficult

Total Questions

50 Questions of 2 Marks each

Easy to Difficult/ 33 to 35 Questions

Day-10 UGC NET Paper-2 Shift-1 (9:30 am to 12:30 pm), Shift-2 (3.00-6.00 PM) Online Exam with 100 Objective MCQs of 2 marks each

UGC NET Subjects (Shift-1)

Difficulty Level/ Good Attempts

Sociology

Difficult (47 to 52 Questions)

UGC NET Subjects (Shift-2)

Difficulty Level/ Good Attempts

Computer Science and Applications

Difficult (50 to 55 Questions)

Day-9 UGC NET Paper-1 Shift-1 (9:30 am to 12:30 pm), Shift-2 (3.00-6.00 PM)

Online Exam with 50 Objective MCQs of 2 marks each

Category

Number of Questions

Difficulty Level/ Good Attempts

Teaching Aptitude

10 to 12

Moderate to Difficult

Research Aptitude

9 to 12

Difficult

Reading Comprehension

5 (1 set)

Easy to Moderate

Communication

3 to 4

Moderate

Maths

2 to 4

Easy to Moderate

Logical Reasoning

4 to 6

Easy

Data Interpretation

5 (1 set)

Easy to Moderate

Information & Communication Technology (ICT)

2 to 3

Moderate to Difficult

People & Environment

4 to 5

Moderate to Difficult

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

4 to 5

Moderate to Difficult

Total Questions

50 Questions of 2 Marks each

Easy to Difficult/ 33 to 35 Questions

Day-9 UGC NET Paper-2 Shift-1 (9:30 am to 12:30 pm), Shift-2 (3.00-6.00 PM) Online Exam with 100 Objective MCQs of 2 marks each

UGC NET Subjects (Shift-1)

Difficulty Level/ Good Attempts

Electronic Science, Labour & Human Resource Management, Music, Population Studies, Visual Art (including Drawing & Painting/Sculpture Graphics/Applied Art/History of Art)

Difficult (50 to 55 Questions)

UGC NET Subjects (Shift-2)

Difficulty Level/ Good Attempts

Anthropology, Home Science, Public Administration, Social Work, Yoga

Difficult (45 to 50 Questions)

Day-8 UGC NET Paper-1 Shift-1 (9:30 am to 12:30 pm), Shift-2 (3.00-6.00 PM)

Online Exam with 50 Objective MCQs of 2 marks each

Category

Number of Questions

Difficulty Level/ Good Attempts

Teaching Aptitude

8 to 9

Moderate to Difficult

Research Aptitude

7 to 8

Difficult

Reading Comprehension

5 (1 set)

Easy to Moderate

Communication

4 to 5

Moderate

Maths

2 to 3

Easy to Moderate

Logical Reasoning

4 to 5

Easy

Data Interpretation

5 (1 set)

Easy to Moderate

Information & Communication Technology (ICT)

2 to 3

Moderate to Difficult

People & Environment

3 to 4

Moderate to Difficult

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

2 to 3

Moderate to Difficult

Total Questions

50 Questions of 2 Marks each

Easy to Difficult/ 33 to 35 Questions

Day-8 UGC NET Paper-2 Shift-1 (9:30 am to 12:30 pm), Shift-2 (3.00-6.00 PM) Online Exam with 100 Objective MCQs of 2 marks each

UGC NET Subjects (Shift-1)

Difficulty Level/ Good Attempts

Assamese, Malayalam, Marathi, Punjabi, Russian, Telugu, Urdu

Difficult (45 to 50 Questions)

UGC NET Subjects (Shift-2)

Difficulty Level/ Good Attempts

Bengali, Bodo, Kashmiri, Social Medicine & Community Health

Difficult (45 to 50 Questions)

Day-7 UGC NET Paper-1 Shift-1 (9:30 am to 12:30 pm), Shift-2 (3.00-6.00 PM)

Online Exam with 50 Objective MCQs of 2 marks each

Category

Number of Questions

Difficulty Level/ Good Attempts

Teaching Aptitude

10 to 12

Moderate to Difficult

Research Aptitude

9 to 12

Difficult

Reading Comprehension

5 (1 set)

Easy to Moderate

Communication

3 to 4

Moderate

Maths

2 to 4

Easy to Moderate

Logical Reasoning

4 to 6

Easy

Data Interpretation

5 (1 set)

Easy to Moderate

Information & Communication Technology (ICT)

2 to 3

Moderate to Difficult

People & Environment

4 to 5

Moderate to Difficult

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

4 to 5

Moderate to Difficult

Total Questions

50 Questions of 2 Marks each

Easy to Difficult/ 32 to 35 Questions

Day-7 UGC NET Paper-2 Shift-1 (9:30 am to 12:30 pm), Shift-2 (3.00-6.00 PM) Online Exam with 100 Objective MCQs of 2 marks each

UGC NET Subjects (Shift-1 & 2)

Difficulty Level/ Good Attempts

Commerce

Questions were asked from the topics - Business Environment and International Business, Accounting and Auditing, Business Economics, Business Finance, Business Statistics and Research Methods, Business Management and Human Resource Management Methods, Banking and Financial Institutions, Marketing Management, Legal Aspects of Business and Income Tax & Corporate Tax Planning

Moderate to Difficult/ 47 to 52

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Day-6 UGC NET Paper-1 Shift-1 (9:30 am to 12:30 pm), Shift-2 (3.00-6.00 PM)

Online Exam with 50 Objective MCQs of 2 marks each

Category

Number of Questions

Difficulty Level/ Good Attempts

Teaching Aptitude

8 to 9

Moderate to Difficult

Research Aptitude

7 to 8

Difficult

Reading Comprehension

5 (1 set)

Easy to Moderate

Communication

4 to 5

Moderate

Maths

2 to 3

Easy to Moderate

Logical Reasoning

4 to 5

Easy

Data Interpretation

5 (1 set)

Easy to Moderate

Information & Communication Technology (ICT)

2 to 3

Moderate to Difficult

People & Environment

3 to 4

Moderate to Difficult

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

2 to 3

Moderate to Difficult

Total Questions

50 Questions of 2 Marks each

Easy to Difficult/ 33 to 35 Questions

Day-6 UGC NET Paper-2 Shift-1 (9:30 am to 12:30 pm), Shift-2 (3.00-6.00 PM) Online Exam with 100 Objective MCQs of 2 marks each

UGC NET Subjects (Shift-1)

Difficulty Level/ Good Attempts

History

Questions were asked from the topics - Indian History, Pre-history, Ancient period, Medieval Indian history, and Modern India including the National Movement and post-independent phase.

Moderate to Difficult/ 48 to 53

UGC NET Subjects (Shift-2)

Difficulty Level/ Good Attempts

Political Science

Questions were asked from the topics - Political Theory, Political Thought, International Relations, India’s Foreign Policy, Political Institutions in India, Political Processes in India, Public Administration, Governance and Public Policy in India

Moderate to Difficult/ 47 to 52

 

Day-5 UGC NET Paper-1 Shift-1 (9:30 am to 12:30 pm), Shift-2 (3.00-6.00 PM)

Online Exam with 50 Objective MCQs of 2 marks each

Category

Number of Questions

Difficulty Level/ Good Attempts

Teaching Aptitude

10 to 12

Moderate to Difficult

Research Aptitude

9 to 12

Difficult

Reading Comprehension

5 (1 set)

Easy to Moderate

Communication

3 to 4

Moderate

Maths

2 to 4

Easy to Moderate

Logical Reasoning

4 to 6

Easy

Data Interpretation

5 (1 set)

Easy to Moderate

Information & Communication Technology (ICT)

2 to 3

Moderate to Difficult

People & Environment

4 to 5

Moderate to Difficult

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

4 to 5

Moderate to Difficult

Total Questions

50 Questions of 2 Marks each

Easy to Difficult/ 32 to 35 Questions

Day-5 UGC NET Paper-2 Shift-1 (9:30 am to 12:30 pm), Shift-2 (3.00-6.00 PM) Online Exam with 100 Objective MCQs of 2 marks each

UGC NET Subjects (Shift-1 & 2)

Difficulty Level/ Good Attempts

English

(Questions were asked from Drama, Poetry, Fiction, short story, Non-Fictional Prose, Language: Basic concepts, theories and pedagogy. English in Use, English in India: history, evolution and futures, Cultural Studies, Literary Criticism, Literary Theory post World War II, Research Methods and Materials in English

Moderate to Difficult/ 47 to 52

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Day-4 UGC NET Paper-1 Shift-1 (9:30 am to 12:30 pm), Shift-2 (3.00-6.00 PM)

Online Exam with 50 Objective MCQs of 2 marks each

Category

Number of Questions

Difficulty Level/ Good Attempts

Teaching Aptitude

9 to 12

Moderate to Difficult

Research Aptitude

9 to 12

Difficult

Reading Comprehension

5 (1 set)

Easy to Moderate

Communication

4 to 5

Moderate

Maths

2 to 4

Easy to Moderate

Logical Reasoning

4 to 6

Easy

Data Interpretation

5 (1 set)

Easy to Moderate

Information & Communication Technology (ICT)

3 to 4

Moderate to Difficult

People & Environment

4 to 5

Moderate to Difficult

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

3 to 4

Moderate to Difficult

Total Questions

50 Questions of 2 Marks each

Easy to Difficult/ 31 to 35 Questions

Day-4 UGC NET Paper-2 Shift-1 (9:30 am to 12:30 pm), Shift-2 (3.00-6.00 PM) Online Exam with 100 Objective MCQs of 2 marks each

UGC NET Subjects (Shift-1)

Difficulty Level/ Good Attempts

Management (including Business Admn. Mgt./ Marketing/ Marketing Mgt./ Industrial Relations and Personnel Mgt./ Personnel Mgt./ Financial Mgt./ Co-operative Management)

Moderate to Difficult/ 50 to 55

UGC NET Subjects (Shift-2)

Difficulty Level/ Good Attempts

Economics/ Rural Economics/ Co-operation/ Demography/ Development Planning/  Development Studies/ Econometrics/ Applied Economics/ Development Eco./ Business Economics

Moderate to Difficult/ 50 to 55

Day-3 UGC NET Paper-1 Shift-1 (9:30 am to 12:30 pm), Shift-2 (3.00-6.00 PM)

Online Exam with 50 Objective MCQs of 2 marks each

Category

Number of Questions

Difficulty Level/ Good Attempts

Teaching Aptitude

8 to 10

Moderate to Difficult

Research Aptitude

8 to 10

Difficult

Reading Comprehension

5 (1 set)

Easy to Moderate

Communication

4 to 5

Moderate

Maths

3 to 5

Easy to Moderate

Logical Reasoning

6 to 8

Easy

Data Interpretation

5 (1 set)

Easy to Moderate

Information & Communication Technology (ICT)

5 to 7

Moderate to Difficult

People & Environment

4 to 5

Moderate to Difficult

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

4 to 5

Moderate to Difficult

Total Questions

50 Questions of 2 Marks each

Easy to Difficult/ 31 to 35 Questions

Day-3 UGC NET Paper-2 Shift-1 (9:30 am to 12:30 pm), Shift-2 (3.00-6.00 PM)Online Exam with 100 Objective MCQs of 2 marks each

UGC NET Subjects (Shift-1)

Difficulty Level/ Good Attempts

Law

Moderate to Difficult/ 48 to 53 Questions

Physical Education

UGC NET Subjects (Shift-2)

Environmental Sciences

Performing Art - Dance/Drama/Theatre

Sanskrit traditional subjects (including) Jyotisha/ Sidhanta Jyotish/ Navya Vyakarna/ Vyakarna/ Mimansa/ Navya Nyaya/ Sankhya Yoga/ Tulanatmaka Darsan/ Shukla Yajurveda/ Madhav Vedant/ Dharmasasta/ Sahitya/ Puranotihasa

Santali

Women Studies

Day-2 UGC NET Paper-1 Shift-1 (9:30 am to 12:30 pm), Shift-2 (3.00-6.00 PM)

Online Exam with 50 Objective MCQs of 2 marks each

Category

Number of Questions

Difficulty Level/ Good Attempts

Teaching Aptitude

10 to 12

Moderate to Difficult

Research Aptitude

8 to 10

Difficult

Reading Comprehension

5 (1 set)

Easy to Moderate

Communication

4 to 5

Moderate

Maths

3 to 5

Easy to Moderate

Logical Reasoning

6 to 8

Easy

Data Interpretation

5 (1 set)

Easy to Moderate

Information & Communication Technology (ICT)

2 to 3

Moderate to Difficult

People & Environment

3 to 4

Moderate to Difficult

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

3 to 4

Moderate to Difficult

Total Questions

50 Questions of 2 Marks each

Easy to Difficult/ 30 to 35 Questions

Day-2 UGC NET Paper-2 Shift-1 (9:30 am to 12:30 pm), Shift-2 (3.00-6.00 PM)

Online Exam with 100 Objective MCQs of 2 marks each

UGC NET Subjects (Shift-1)

Difficulty Level/ Good Attempts

Comparative Literature

Moderate to Difficult/ 50 to 55 Questions

Criminology

Folk Literature

Forensic Science

French (French Version)

Museology & Conservation

Psychology

Tourism Administration and Management

UGC NET Subjects (Shift-2)

Difficulty Level/ Good Attempts

Archaeology

Moderate to Difficult/ 50 to 55 Questions

Human Rights and Duties

Library and Information Science

Philosophy

Politics including International Relations/ International Studies including Defence/Strategic Studies, West Asian Studies, South East Asian Studies, African Studies, South Asian Studies, Soviet Studies, American Studies

 

Day-1 UGC NET Paper-1 Shift-1 (9:30 am to 12:30 pm), Shift-2 (3.00-6.00 PM)

Online Exam with 50 Objective MCQs of 2 marks each

Category

Number of Questions

Difficulty Level /Good Attempts)

Teaching Aptitude

11 to 13

Moderate to Difficult

Research Aptitude

7 to 9

Difficult

Reading Comprehension

5 (1 set)

Easy to Moderate

Communication

3 to 5

Moderate

Maths

4-5

Easy to Moderate

Logical Reasoning

7 to 8

Easy

Data Interpretation

5 (1 set)

Easy to Moderate

Information & Communication Technology (ICT)

2 to 3

Moderate to Difficult

People & Environment

3 to 4

Moderate to Difficult

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

3 to 4

Moderate to Difficult

Total Questions

50 Questions of 2 Marks each

Easy to Difficult/ 30 to 35 Questions

Day-1 UGC NET Paper-2 

Online Exam with 100 Objective MCQs of 2 marks each

UGC NET Subjects Shift-1 (9:30 am to 12:30 pm)

Difficulty Level/ Good Attempts

Adult Education/ Continuing Education/ Andragogy/ Non Formal Education

Moderate to Difficult/ 50 to 55 Questions

Chinese

Comparative Study of Religions

Dogri

German

Gujarati

Indian Culture

Japanese

Kannada

Konkani

Maithili

Manipuri

Persian

Prakrit

Rajasthani

Sanskrit

Sindhi

Spanish

Tribal and Regional Language/Literature

UGC NET Subjects Shift-2 Shift-2 (3.00-6.00 PM)

Difficulty Level/ Good Attempts

Arab Culture and Islamic Studies

Moderate to Difficult/ 50 to 55 Questions

Arabic

Buddhist, Jaina, Gandhian and Peace Studies

Defence and Strategic Studies

Linguistics

Mass Communication and Journalism

Nepali

Oriya

Pali

Tamil

Note: The Paper-2 of the NTA UGC NET Exam carried multiple-choice questions specific to the subject chosen by the candidate for Assistant Professor and Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) or Assistant Professor only posts.

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Candidates who appeared in the UGC NET 2020 Exam must have a look at the below points for further selection:

Result

The result of the UGC NET 2020 Exam will be uploaded on the website www.ntanet.nic.in as per schedule. The tentative result date of the UGC NET 2020 Exam has not been announced officially yet.

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JRF Score Validity

The validity period of the offer is three years w.e.f the date of issue of the JRF Award Letter. However, in case the candidate who has already joined M.Phil. /Ph.D., the date of commencement of fellowship shall be from the date of declaration of NET result or date of their joining, whichever is later.

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The above analysis of the NTA UGC NET 2020 Exam held from 24th September to 13th November will help you to assess your rank among the thousands of candidates who appeared for the NTA UGC NET 2020 Exam.

FAQ

What were COVID-19 Precautionary Measures taken during UGC NET 2020 Exam?

Wearing of mask/face cover was mandatory for all candidates. Hand sanitizer (small size) in a transparent bottle was allowed. Candidates were required to follow COVID 19 norms of ‘social distancing’ as well as ‘personal hygiene’ inside the Examination Halls/Rooms as well as on the premises of the Venue.

Was there any Break between UGC NET 2020 Paper-1 & Paper-2?

Both Paper-I and Paper-II were conducted in Online mode in a single session with no breaks between the two Papers

What is the Difficulty Level of UGC NET Paper-1 & Paper-2?

Difficulty Level of Paper-1 'Moderate' & Paper-2 'Difficult'

Is there any negative marking in UGC NET 2020 Exam?

There is no negative marking for incorrect answers

How to Download UGC NET Admit Card 2020?

Candidates need to visit the official website of NTA UGC NET, i.e., ugcnet.nta.nic.in and Click on the link ‘Download Admit Card’.

What are the UGC NET 2020 Exam Dates?

24th September to 13th November 2020

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