UGC NET Exam Analysis 2020 (Shift 1) 1st October: Questions Asked, Difficulty Level, Cut Off

By Ashwani Tyagi|Updated : October 1st, 2020

UGC NET Exam Analysis 2020, (Shift 1) 1st October: UGC NET Exam is conducted in 81 different subjects. The 1st shift of today's UGC NET exam is over now. The paper is divided into 2 sections, i.e. Paper 1 and Paper 2. Paper-1 Consist of 50 questions and Paper-2 consists of 100 Questions. This exam was expected to be held in June 2020 but delayed due to COVID reasons. In the first shift, students who opted English subjects gave their exams.

UGC NET Exam is conducted to select the eligible candidates for the post of JRF (Junior Research Fellowship and Assistant Professors in the colleges and universities all over India. This exam is a qualifying exam conducted in different postgraduate subjects. UGC will gradually release the admit card of all other exams as well. Keep checking the website.

Following points will be covered in today's analysis:

  • The difficulty level of the exam.
  • Good attempts.
  • Topic-wise questions
  • A detailed review of the overall paper.

NTA UGC NET Shifts Details 1st October 2020

ShiftTimings (3 Hours for both Paper 1 and 2)
Shift 1 (Morning)09.00 AM to 12.00 Noon (IST)
Shift 2 (Evening)03.00 PM to 06.00 PM (IST)

UGC NET Exam was conducted for the following paper today:

  1. English- The Exam of English was moderate in nature. Questions were mostly asked from literature.

UGC NET COVID Instructions at Exam Center by NTA

1. Wearing of mask/face cover and Social distancing was mandatory for all candidates.

2. Items allowed in Examination Centers - Admit Card along with Self Declaration; A valid ID card, transparent Ball Point Pen; Additional photograph, Personal hand sanitizer; transparent water bottle.

3. No candidates were allowed without COVID self-declaration form at the admit card signed and attached.

4. Candidates were expected to fill details on admit card including thumb impressions in advance from home. 

Today's UGC NET Exam 1st Shift Important Highlights: 1st October 2020

  • Paper 1: Level of the exam - Easy
  • Paper was mostly Questions were straight forward.
  • Paper 2: Level of the exam varied from Moderate.
  • A total of 3 hours were given in which the student can attempt any section anytime.

UGC NET Exam Analysis 2020: Exam Pattern


Number of Questions






3 hours(no break)




UGC NET Exam Analysis 2020: Difficulty Level

Below mentioned are the details about the difficulty level of today's paper. You can find the section-wise difficulty level of UGC NET Exam below.

S No. Topic Difficulty level
1Teaching Aptitude Moderate
2Research AptitudeModerate
3Comprehension Difficult
4Logical Reasoning Easy
5Data Interpretation


6Maths/Reasoning Moderate
7Communication Moderate
8Environment Moderate
9Higher Education Moderate
10Information Technology Easy to Moderate 

UGC NET Exam Analysis 2020: Key Points and Exact Questions:

1. Question on NEAT-National Educational Alliance for Technology 

2. Experimental Research- Straight forward question.

3. Industrial Research.

4. Quantitative and Qualitative Research.

5. Online Education/Offline Education- MOOC is online.

6. Question on sampling.

7. Number series- Easy question. (will update later exact number series)

8. Data Interpretation- Easy.

9. Maths question on Ages- Easy.

10. Carbon dioxide emission source.

11. Question in Paper-1 were mostly from Research and Teaching. 

12. We will keep updating the questions. 

UGC NET Exam Analysis 2020: Good Attempts (30+ overall)

It is helpful for you to ascertain your exam performance bu analysing what is the average good attempts for today's exam. Check the good attempts for each section below.

S No. TopicGood attempts
1Teaching Aptitude 4
2Research Aptitude 4
3Comprehension 3
4Logical Reasoning 3
5Data Interpretation 5
6Maths/Reasoning 3
7Communication 3
8Environment 3
9Higher Education 2-3
10Information Technology 3

UGC NET Exam Review 1st Shift 1st October 2020 (Section-wise)

Detailed analysis and review of all the sections of today's UGC NET exam are given below. We have covered UGC NET Exam Paper 1 Review 2020 and all its sections. 

A. UGC NET Exam Review 2020 (Shift 1): Teaching Aptitude

1. Paper-1 was heavily loaded from questions of Research and Teaching.

2. Will update questions from teaching.

B. UGC NET Exam Review 2020 (Shift 1): Research Aptitude

1. Experimental Research- Straight forward question.

2. Industrial Research.

3. Quantitative and Qualitative Research.

4. Question on sampling.

C. UGC NET Exam Review 2020 (Shift 1): Environment

1. Carbon dioxide emission source.

We will update the question later. 

D. UGC NET Exam Review 2020 (Shift 1): Communication

1. Classroom communication.

2. Barriers and Characteristics

3. Verbal and Non-Verbal Communications

E. UGC NET Exam Review 2020 (Shift 1): Higher Education

1. Question on NEAT-National Educational Alliance for Technology 

F. UGC NET Exam Review 2020 (Shift 1): Reading comprehension

1. Difficult. So Candidates need to practice for this for upcoming exams.

G. UGC NET Exam Review 2020 (Shift 1): Maths and Reasoning

1. Number series- Easy question. (will update later exact number series).

2.  Maths question on Ages- Easy.

H. UGC NET Exam Review 2020 (Shift 1): Data Interpretation

1. Data Interpretation- Easy.

I. UGC NET Exam Review 2020 (Shift 1): Logical Reasoning

1. Will update question on Logical Reasoning.

J. UGC NET Exam Review 2020 (Shift 1): Information and Communication Technology

1. Will update questions on ICT.

Questions Asked in Today's UGC NET Exam 2020

We are providing the detailed break-up of the questions asked in the UGC NET Exam today. 

S No.TopicQuestions Asked
1Teaching Aptitude 4-5
2Research Aptitude 4-5
3Comprehension 5
4Logical Reasoning 5
5Data Interpretation 5
6Maths/Reasoning 6-8
7Communication 4-5
8Environment 4-5
9Higher Education 3 to 4
10Information Technology 4-5

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