UGC NET Exam Analysis 2020 (Shift 2) 25th September: Questions Asked, Difficulty Level

By Ashwani Tyagi|Updated : September 25th, 2020

UGC NET Exam Analysis 25th September 2020 (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 19 subjects gave their exams. These subjects mostly include language subjects like Archaeology, Human Rights and Duties, Library and Information Science, Philosophy and Politics.

Here, we are sharing section-wise UGC NET Exam analysis 2020 of today's 2nd 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 25th Sept 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. Archaeology
  2. Human Rights and Duties
  3. Library and Information Science
  4. Philosophy
  5. 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.

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: 25th September 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 Difficult
4Logical Reasoning Moderate
5Data Interpretation Easy
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. Type-1 error

2. Null hypothesis.

3. Hypothesis testing.

4. Scales

5. Thesis- On which website can you find the thesis (shodh ganga or moocs)

6. Types of Research.

7. Qualities of Teacher.

8. Principles of teaching.

9. When is the communication process complete? -Feedback

10. Classroom communication.

11. Maths- Question on Discount.

12. Maths- Average.

13. Syllogism.

14. Maths- Simple Interest. (Most important topic)

15. Indian Logic- perception based conception.

16. Data Interpretation was easy- Percentage.

17. Reading comprehension- Little bit lengthy, therefore requires practice.

18. 1-2 current affairs from Environment.

19. Number series- 0,8,24,48, ?

20. Maths- question on Boat and Streams.

21. Question on Emission (man-made emission).

22. Millenium Development Goal.

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 6-7
3Comprehension 2-3
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 25th 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 Exam Review 2020 (Shift 2): Teaching Aptitude

1. Types of Research.

2. Qualities of Teacher.

3. Principles of teaching.

4. learner-centred Methods

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

1. Type-1 error

2. Null hypothesis.

3. Hypothesis testing.

4. Scales

5. Thesis- On which website can you find the thesis (shodh ganga or moocs).

6. Qualitative Research.

7. Research Ethics.

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

1. Millennium Development Goals (MDG)

2. Current affairs

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

1. Effective Communication, learner-centred


2. When is the communication process complete? -Feedback

3. Classroom communication.

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

1. Technical education


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

1. Commerce based- Difficult.

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

1. Number series- 0,8,24,48, ?

2. Maths- question on Boat and Streams.

3. Maths- Simple Interest. 

4. Maths- Question on Discount.

5. Maths- Average.

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

1. Percentages- Easy

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


1. Indian Logic- Perception(2-3 Questions)

2. fallacy

3. Syllogism

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

1. Cyber Security


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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