UGC NET Exam Analysis 2020 (Shift 1) 30th September: Questions Asked, Difficulty Level, Cut Off

By Shalini Tyagi|Updated : September 30th, 2020

UGC NET Exam Analysis 2020, (Shift 1) 30th September: 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 for Management and Economics appeared for their exam. 

Here, we are sharing section-wise UGC NET Exam analysis 2020 of today's 1st shift Paper 1. Along with the UGC NET paper 1 review, you will come to know the difficulty level of the exam, good attempts, and a detailed review of the overall paper. This post will help students who are going to appear in the upcoming shifts, please read the topic-wise UGC NET exam review very carefully.

NTA UGC NET Shifts Details 30th September 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. Management (Code 17)
  2. Economics (Code 1)

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. 

UGC NET 30th September 2020 1st Shift, Watch Now

Today's UGC NET Exam 1st Shift Important Highlights: 30th September 2020

  • Paper 1: Level of the exam - Easy
  • Paper 2: Level- Moderate to Difficult
  • 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  Easy
2Research Aptitude  Moderate
3Comprehension  Easy
4Logical Reasoning  Easy
5Data Interpretation


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

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

It is helpful for you to ascertain your exam performance by 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 3
2Research Aptitude 2
3Comprehension 3-4
4Logical Reasoning 3
5Data Interpretation 4-5
6Maths/Reasoning 3-4
7Communication 2
8Environment 2
9Higher Education 2-3
10Information Technology 2

UGC NET Exam Review 1st Shift 30th September 2020 (Section-wise)

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

A. UGC NET Teaching Aptitude Review

1. How should a Teacher teach (statement question)

B. UGC NET Research Aptitude Review

1.  Sampling Error (statement question related to Null Hypothesis and Standard Error)

C. UGC NET Environment Review

1. CO2 and Nitrogen Emission (Co2 and Nitrogen are emitted from-Paper, cow dung, food waste?)

D. UGC NET Higher Education Review

1. Which university is a Buddhist University

2. Steps of Anuman (pratigya, nigamana, hetu udharan etc.)

E. UGC NET Reading comprehension Review 

1. Easy 

F. UGC NET Data Interpretation (DI) Review: 

1. DI- Easy (5 departments given, comparison between two years)

2. Percentage based.

G. UGC NET Maths, Logical Reasoning Exam Review: 

1. Types of numbers (Natural, Prime, Whole, Integer, a match question)

2. Number Series (difference between the series)

3. Statement based CI and SI

H. UGC NET Information and Communication Technology Exam Review: 

1. RAM (Primary RAM, Secondary Pen drive)

2. Types of Software

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 5-6
5Data Interpretation 5
6Maths/Reasoning 5-6
7Communication 3-4
8Environment 4-5
9Higher Education 3-4
10Information Technology 4-5

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