UGC NET 2022 Exam Analysis & Question Paper : Check Difficulty Level & Pattern

UGC NET 9th July 2022 Paper 1 Question Paper Analysis

UGC NET 2022 Exam Analysis : The UGC NET 2022 exam is yet to take place. Within a few hours of the exams being completed, the NET exam analysis for various subjects will be available to applicants. The UGC NET exam analysis should be read to obtain an idea of what to expect from the exam, including the general difficulty level, important topics, topic-wise distribution of questions, commonly asked questions, preparation/weightage of topics, and the number of good attempts. Candidates can use the UGC NET Analysis from the previous year as a guide.

UGC NET 2022 Exam Analysis
UGC NET 2022 Exam Analysis

UGC NET 2022 Exam Analysis is the activity of determining the difficulty level of the exam, average number of attempts, Good number of attempts and all this ultimately helps to predict the UGC NET Cutoff 2022. UGC NET exam analysis will also help the candidates to know the answers of the questions attempted by them. They will also get an idea about whether they had made it or not in the exam as per the UGC NET 2022 exam analysis. So overall, UGC NET 2022 paper analysis proves to be quite beneficial for the candidates to figure out a lot of post-exam factors.

Also Check Out : Paper 1 & 2 Free Study Material

In the following article, UGC NET paper analysis for Paper-1 and Paper-2 has been discussed. The UGC NET paper analysis for the year 2022 will be made available soon after the exam conducted by the NTA agency concludes. Candidates can get an idea from the given information about the UGC-NET examination as what is going to be the difficulty level of UGC NET 2022, preparation/weightage of topics,  topic-wise distribution of questions,  important topics, commonly asked questions, and the number of good attempts. 

Also Check out: UGC NET Admit Card 2022

UGC NET Exam Highlights 2022

Candidates can check the UGC NET exam highlights for the exam. It is important to know the details that are related to the exam.

  • The NTA will administer the UGC NET Exam in online mode.
  • The exam will be a computer-based test and the exam shall be conducted in two shifts. 
  • The UGC NET exam timings 2022 for both the shifts are 
    • UGC NET exam 2022 – Shift 1: 09:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    • UGC NET exam 2022 – Shift 2: 03:00 PM to 06:00 PM

UGC NET Exam Analysis 2022

The UGC NET Paper Analysis 2022 will be made available here once the exam has been conducted by the NTA. The UGC NET 2022 is scheduled to take place in two phases: Phase 1 – 09th, 11th and 12th of July, 2022 & Phase 2 – 12th, 13th and 14th of August, 2022. As stated earlier, the exam will be conducted by NTA for a total of 82 subjects across various examination centers throughout the country. UGC NET shift wise paper analysis for both the phases will be avaialble on this page, just as the exam for a shift concludes.

The UGC NET paper analyis is released on shift basis for both papers: Paper 1 & 2. So, for the candidates who are to appear for the UGC NET exam on  later date can get benefited to much more extent by checking the exam analysis provided on this page, as it will help them to get a rough idea about the sections from which the questions are being asked, the difficulty level of the previous shifts, the weightage of different topics and other such factors. Consequently, these candidates can improvise their preparation and mind set and ultimately score better in the UGC NET exam.

UGC NET Exam Analysis Difficulty Level [July 09, 2022]

Check the section-wise difficulty level of UGC NET Paper 1 hereafter the exam. Candidates who have exams in upcoming shifts must check the difficulty level of the exam.

TopicDifficulty level
Teaching AptitudeTo be notified
Research AptitudeTo be notified
ComprehensionTo be notified
Logical ReasoningTo be notified
Data InterpretationTo be notified
Maths/ReasoningTo be notified
CommunicationTo be notified
EnvironmentTo be notified
Higher EducationTo be notified
Information TechnologyTo be notified

The UGC NET paper analysis 2022 will be updated below once the exam has been conducted. So stay tuned.

Level of Difficulty
Exam DatesPaper 1Paper 2
July 8, 2022To be UpdatedTo be Updated
July 9, 2022To be UpdatedTo be Updated
July 11, 2022To be UpdatedTo be Updated
July 12, 2022To be UpdatedTo be Updated
August 12, 2022To be UpdatedTo be Updated
August 13, 2022To be UpdatedTo be Updated
August 14, 2022To be UpdatedTo be Updated

UGC NET 2021 Paper Analysis (Available)

UGC NET 2021 is being conducted from November 20 to December 5. You can check the detailed question paper analysis of the UGC NET 2021 Paper 1 exam here. Along with the day-wise analysis, the memory-based questions for Paper 1 will also be available here. 

DateMajor Highlights of AnalysisDetailed Analysis Link
November 20, 2021Paper 1 in Shift 1 was moderately easy, but there were some difficult questions from Reasoning. Methods of Teaching had decent weightage followed by classroom communication, barriers to communication etc. Overall, Mathematics and Reasoning were a bit calculative and time-consuming. On the other hand, the difficulty level of Shift 2 was moderate. Reasoning & Mathematics questions seemed a bit difficultUGC NET 20th November 2021 Question Paper Analysis
November 21, 2021Paper 1 was tricky and moderate in terms of difficulty level. Compared to the Day 1 exam, students found Day 2 exam a bit difficult. However, topics that were asked the previous day have been repeated in Day 2 exam. Some students expressed that the Indian Logic questions were complicated. 
November 22, 2021Paper 1 was relatively tough in Shift 1 and Paper 2 – Political Science was easy to moderate in Shift 1 & moderate to difficult in Shift 2. Paper 1 had a good number of questions from Indian Logic. On the other hand, the questions in Paper 2 were more factual than conceptual. 35+ can be considered as decent attempts in Paper 1 and almost 60 questions in Political Science (Paper 2) were easily doable.UGC NET 22nd November 2021 Question Paper Analysis
November 24, 2021In Shift 1, Paper 1 was tough and Paper 2 (Economics) was easy. Surprisingly, there were fewer questions from Research Aptitude and 9 questions from Higher Education. UGC NET 24th November 2021 Question Paper Analysis
November 29, 2021The difficulty level of Paper 1 was moderate, and most of the questions were assertation/ statement-based. Paper 2 (History) was moderate, but the questions from the Medival India part were difficult. UGC NET 29th November 2021 Question Paper Analysis
November 30, 2021Paper 1 was moderately difficult but Paper 2 (Management) was tough. Paper 2 had more questions from the Marketing topic (almost 10+). In Paper 1, there were fewer questions from Teaching & Research Aptitude but more questions from ICT and MathsUGC NET 29th November 2021 Question Paper Analysis
December 1, 2021Paper 1 was moderate to tough while Paper 2 (English Literature) was easy to moderate. English Literature questions were majorly conceptual than memory-based. Teaching & Aptitude questions in Paper 1 are tricky. UGC NET 1st December 2021 Question Paper Analysis

UGC NET 2020 Exam Analysis

The UGC NET 2020 was conducted from September 24 to November 05, 2020. The students can check the shift wise UGC NET 2020 exam analysis from this page. Once the exam is over, we will also update the questions and tentative answer keys for UGC NET 2020.

UGC NET 24th September 2020 Shift 1 Exam Analysis & SolutionUGC NET 24th September 2020 Shift 2 Exam Analysis & Solution
UGC NET 25th September 2020 Shift 1 Exam Analysis & Solution

UGC NET 2019 Exam Analysis (June 2019, 2018)

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.

UGC-NET 2019 Paper I Detailed Analysis (Conducted on 20 June 2019)

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.

UGC-NET 2019 Paper II Detailed Analysis (Conducted on 20 June 2019)

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 Exam Analysis

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.

Highlights of UGC NET Exam Analysis 2018

  • 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.

UGC NET 2018 Exam Analysis for Paper I

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.

SectionNo. of QuestionsMarksLevel of Difficulty
Teaching Aptitude10 to 1210Medium
Research Aptitude3 to 510Medium
Reading Comprehension510Easy to Medium
Communication2 to 410Easy to Medium
Reasoning (including Maths)6 to 810Easy to Medium
Logical Reasoning510Easy to Medium
Data Interpretation510Easy to Medium
Information & Communication Technology (ICT)410Easy to Medium
People & Environment210Medium
Higher Education System: Governance, Polity & Administration3 to 410Easy to Medium

UGC NET 2018 Exam Analysis for Paper-II

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 QuestionsTotal MarksLevelof Difficulty

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UGC NET (December 2019) Exam Analysis (All Shifts)

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 Exam Review for December 05, 2019 (Morning & Afternoon Shifts)

UGC NET shift 7 & 8 exam was conducted on December 05, 2019, and the candidates can check the detailed question paper review below –

  • The question paper in both the shifts was moderate to difficult in terms of difficulty.
  • There were questions on Higher Education.
  • There were questions on Positivism.
  • Shift 2 on December 05 was a bit difficult compared to shift 1.
  • Coding and De-Coding questions featured, and the digits or numbers that were given were 2, 6, 30, 60, 130, 210. The answer to the same is 350.
  • From Mathematics, there was a question from Simple Interest, Compound Interest and also there was a question on Surface Area. 
  • Questions based on Pipes and Cistern was also featured in the exam.
  • There were many questions on Logic.

UGC NET Shift 5 & 6 Analysis (Live Now) – December 04

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 –

  • Compared to the previous shifts of the exam, Shift 5 & 6 turned out to be bit difficult for students. The question paper was a combination of both easy and tough questions.
  • There were questions on Higher Education. Fare justice is given to all the subjects. However, some questions turned out to be a shock for students.
  • In Data Interpretation, the questions were easy in Shift 5 & 6. Subjects were given in DI topic where students need to derive marks and percentage. This question was given in Shift 5. 
  • In shift 5, there was a question on years and production of a company from Data Interpretation. The students were asked to figure out percentages and values.
  • According to sources, one question did not have the right answer in the DI section of Paper I. 
  • From Teaching and Research, the questions in two shifts were simple. However, this section was lengthy. There was a question ‘Who has the authority for Subject Monitoring’, and the right answer is ‘Teacher’.
  • Effective Teaching questions also featured in the exam.
  • From Research, there were questions on Steps of Research. 
  • There was also a question on Sampling Error.
  • Overall, Research and Teaching topics were easy in these two shifts.
  • Environment topic turned out to be difficult for students in Shift 5.
  • There were questions on National Parks (549) and the Number of Wildlife Sanctuaries (104) in India.
  • There was a question on Soli Size. The candidates need to arrange the Soil Size in an order. The options were Gravel, Sand Silt and Clay. 
  • There was also a question on the Montreal Protocol.

UGC NET Shift 3 Analysis 2019 (Live Now) – December 03

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-

  • There were questions on Ration, CI, Blood Relation and Number System
  • ICT was tough in Shift 3 but answerable. Candidates with good practice of mock test might have easily attempted these questions.
  • There is a question on Compound Interest also.
  • Under the 4GL question, Python is the right answer.
  • There was also a memory-based question.
  • There is a Match the following question from Environment topic.
  • Some students mentioned that the question paper in Shift 3 of UGC NET was moderate. 
  • There is a question on Decibels. The right answer may be 60-65 decibels. 
  • There are no questions on Goals and Millennium. 
  • Communication questions are easy in Shift 3.
  • LR is a tough section, and there were questions on Square Opposition, Fallacy, Pramman, Inductive Reasoning
  • DI is the easiest section, and there was a question on Laptop sales. 
  • From Research Aptitude, the number of questions was around 5.
  • Under Research, there was a question on Hypothesis, and there is one question on the post-positivism. 
  • There was also a question on NITI Aayog. Students appearing for next shifts may also expect questions on NITI Aayog. There will be questions on MHRD and Higher Education in the next shifts. 
  • There was also a question on Kothari commission, and it was an easy question.

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