UGC NET Exam Analysis 2020 (Shift 2) 17th October: Questions Asked, Difficulty Level

By Ashwani Tyagi|Updated : October 18th, 2020

UGC NET Exam Analysis 17th October (Shift 2). UGC NET Exam is conducted in 81 different subjects. The 2nd 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 second shift, students who opted for Commerce Subject 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 Timings

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. Commerce

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 2nd Shift Important Highlights: 17th October 2020

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

UGC NET Exam Analysis 2020: Pattern of the Exam


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 Aptitude Moderate to tough 
3Comprehension Easy
4Logical Reasoning Moderate
5Data Interpretation Moderate
6Maths/Reasoning Easy to Moderate
7Communication Moderate
8Environment Related to current affairs
9Higher Education Moderate to tough
10Information Technology Moderate

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

1. levels of teaching

2. Reflective teaching

3. Predictor variables.

4. Research types

5. Research problem

6. Sampling non-probability theory

7. Experimental and Ex-post facto research

8. Classroom communication.

9. Types of communication

10. Railway announcement

11. Alphabetical series

12. Indian logic

13. Anumana (match the following)

14. Middle term

15. Simple interest and compound interest

16. Data Interpretation- Easy on the percentage

17. Current affairs

18. Covid-19

19. MSME

20. Gas

 21. Swayam

22. National Academic depository

23. Memory

24. RAM

UGC NET Exam Analysis 2020: Good Attempts (overall 27-30)

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 3-4
2Research Aptitude 3
3Comprehension 3-4
4Logical Reasoning 4
5Data Interpretation 3-4
6Maths/Reasoning 3
7Communication 3-5
8Environment 2-3
9Higher Education 2
10Information Technology 3-4

UGC NET Exam Review 2nd Shift 17th 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 2): Teaching Aptitude

1. Levels of teaching

2. Reflective teaching

3. Predictor variables.

B. UGC NET Exam Review 2020 (Shift 2): Research Aptitude

1.Research types

2. Research problem

3. Sampling non-probability theory

4. Experimental and Ex-post facto research

C. UGC NET Exam Review 92020 (Shift 2): Environment

1.Current affairs

2. Covid-19


4. Gas

D. UGC NET Exam Review 2020 (Shift 2): Communication

1. Classroom communication.

2. Types of communication

3. Railway announcement

E. UGC NET Exam Review 2020 (Shift 2): Higher Education


2. National Academic depository

F. UGC NET Exam Review 2020 (Shift 2): Reading comprehension

1. Easy

G. UGC NET Exam Review 2020 (Shift 2): Maths and Reasoning

1. S.I and C.I.

2. Alphabetical series

H. UGC NET Exam Review 2020 (Shift 2): Data Interpretation

1. Data Interpretation- Easy on percentage

I. UGC NET Exam Review 2020 (Shift 2): Logical Reasoning

1. Indian logic

2. Anumana (match the following)

3. Middle term

J. UGC NET Exam Review 2020 (Shift 2): Information and Communication Technology

1. Memory

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

All the best, If you remember any question from the exam, do share it in the comments section with us.

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