UGC NET Exam Analysis 2021 Paper 1 (Shift 2) 20th November: Questions Asked, Difficulty Level

By Nikhil Verma|Updated : November 20th, 2021

UGC NET Exam Analysis 20th November (Paper 1, 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 2021 but delayed due to COVID reasons. In the second shift, students who opted for Political Science subjects gave their exams. 

UGC NET Exam Analysis 20th November (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 2021 but delayed due to COVID reasons. In the second shift, students who opted for Political Science 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 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.

The 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 20th November 2021

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 in shift 2:

  1.  Archaeology
  2. Buddhist, Jaina, Gandhian and Peace Studies
  3. Comparative Literature.
  4. Criminology.
  5. Defence and Strategic Studies.
  6. Folk Literature.
  7. Forensic Science.
  8. French (French Version).
  9. Human Rights and Duties.
  10. Linguistics.
  11. Mass Communication and Journalism.
  12. Museology & Conservation.
  13. Nepali.
  14. Pali.
  15. Philosophy.
  16. Politics including International Relation
  17. Tourism Administration and Management.

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 sanitiser; transparent water bottle.

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

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

Today's UGC NET Exam 2nd Shift Important Highlights: 20th November 2021

  • Paper 1: The level of the exam was Moderate to Difficult. 
  • Paper 2: The level of the exam varied from subject to subject.  
  • A total of 3 hours were given in which the student can attempt any section anytime.

UGC NET Exam Analysis 2021: Pattern of the Exam

Paper

Number of Questions

Marks

Duration

Paper-1

50

100

3 hours(no break)

Paper-2

100

200

UGC NET Exam Analysis 2021: Difficulty Level

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

S.No. Topic Difficulty level
1Teaching AptitudeEasy to Moderate
2Research AptitudeModerate
3ComprehensionEasy 
4Logical ReasoningDifficult
5Data InterpretationDifficult
6Maths/ReasoningModerate
7CommunicationEasy to Moderate
8EnvironmentEasy to Moderate
9Higher EducationModerate to Difficult
10Information TechnologyModerate to Difficult

UGC NET Exam Analysis 2021: Key Points :

  • Maximum questions were from Research Aptitude, Higher Education and ICT. 
  • In the first section Teaching Aptitude, questions from Levels of Teaching and effective teaching were asked. 
  • Qualitative research was one of the topics from research aptitude which was asked. 
  • In the Higher Education section, questions like a full form of SWAYAM, MOOC, CBCS were asked. 
  • Also, there were a number of questions with assertion and reason format. 
  • In Data Interpretation combination of ratio and proportion and the percentage was asked and the level of the questions was difficult. 
  • The Logical  Reasoning section was moderate to difficult as there were questions from Indian Logic from the topics like hetvabhasha, vyapti in match the following format. 
  • Maths and reasoning section was easy but time taking. 
  • The communication section was moderate and questions like barriers of communication etc were asked. 

UGC NET Exam Analysis 2021: Good Attempts (overall 27-30)

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 Aptitude3-4
2Research Aptitude2-3
3Comprehension5
4Logical Reasoning2-3
5Data Interpretation2-3
6Maths/Reasoning1-2
7Communication3-4
8Environment2-3
9Higher Education2-3
10Information Technology3-4

UGC NET Exam Review 2nd Shift 20th November 2021 (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 2021 and all its sections. 

A. UGC NET Exam Review 2021 (Shift 2): Teaching Aptitude

  • In the first section Teaching Aptitude, questions from Levels of Teaching, Types of evaluation and Major Teaching Behaviours in the form of match the following and effective teaching were asked. 

B. UGC NET Exam Review 2021 (Shift 2): Research Aptitude

  • Qualitative research Characteristics, Research Ethics and quantitative analysis were some of the topics from research aptitude which was asked. 
  • More questions from probability and sampling with experimental, Hypothesis, null hypothesis, ex formulative research, post facto research were also there. 

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

  •  In this section questions from topics like Solar Engery, global warming and countries producing maximum solar energy type of questions were asked. 
  • Questions based on dates of Important days were also asked. 

D. UGC NET Exam Review 2021 (Shift 2): Communication

  • The level of this section was moderate.
  • Questions like paralanguage, types of Communication and barrier communication were asked.

E. UGC NET Exam Review 2021 (Shift 2): Higher Education

  • In the Higher Education section, questions like a full form of SWAYAM, MOOC, CBCS, NITI Ayog were asked. 
  • Questions like World Environment Day-date was also there to match the following format. Along with this Square of opposition, SDG - AR questions were also there.

F. UGC NET Exam Review 2021 (Shift 2): Reading comprehension

  • Reading comprehension was relatively easy. 
  • A reading comprehension based on Indian culture (arts, folks, influence of western countries etc)

G. UGC NET Exam Review 2021 (Shift 2): Maths and Reasoning

  • Maths and reasoning was one of the most difficult sections of this paper. 
  • In Data Interpretation combination of ratio and proportion and the percentage was asked and the level of the questions was difficult.
  • Questions of profit and loss and selling price were also there. 

H. UGC NET Exam Review 2021 (Shift 2): Data Interpretation

  • DI was relatively difficult in this shift and questions were lenghty. 
  • Questions like the percentage were asked. 

I. UGC NET Exam Review 2021 (Shift 2): Logical Reasoning

  •  The Logical  Reasoning section was moderate to difficult as there were questions from Indian Logic from the topics like hetvabhasha, vyapti in match the following format. 

J. UGC NET Exam Review 2021 (Shift 2): Information and Communication Technology

  •  Just like UGC NET Exam Shift 1, in shift 2 also, there were questions from memory and Abbreviations like HTML, wave2.3 , voip etc. 
  • Questions from binary conversion, fastest to lowest memory (cache, RAM) etc were there. 

Questions Asked in Today's UGC NET Exam 2021

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

S No.TopicQuestions Asked
1Teaching Aptitude4-5
2Research Aptitude3-4
3Comprehension5
4Logical Reasoning3-4
5Data Interpretation3-4
6Maths/Reasoning4-5
7Communication2-3
8Environment3-4
9Higher Education4-5
10Information Technology3-4

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

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