UGC NET Political Science Exam Analysis 2021: Question Asked, Difficulty Level, Good Attempts

By Sakshi Ojha|Updated : November 27th, 2021

UGC NET Political Science Exam Analysis November 22nd (Shift 1 & 2): The UGC NET Exam is a national level examination conducted to award lectureship to qualified students. NTA has merged cycles i.e. December 2020 and June 2021 and is being conducted in November- December 2021. Shift 1 and 2 of the 22nd November UGC NET Exam is done now. Now we are here with the complete UGC NET 2021 Political Science Analysis to help you understand the difficulty level of the examination in this shift. UGC NET is conducted to grant JRF and Lectureship to all qualified candidates. UGC NET is a national level examination and UGC NET qualified candidates can apply for assistant professor positions all over the country.

Table of Content

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 22nd 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 COVID Instructions at Exam Center by NTA

1. Wearing a mask/face shield and social distance are mandatory for all candidates.
2. Items permitted by the Examination Center Admit card and self-declaration form, Valid ID, transparent ballpoint pen. Additional photos, personal hand sanitizer; clear water bottle.
3. Candidates could not enter without the COVID self-assessment on the signed and enclosed admission card.
4. Applicants were expected to pre-fill the details of the admission card, including the thumbprint, from home.

UGC NET 22nd November 2021 1st Shift Analysis, Watch Now

UGC NET 22nd November 2nd Shift Analysis, Watch Now

Today's UGC NET Exam 1st Shift Important Highlights: 22nd November 2021

  • Paper 2: The level of the exam was easy to moderate.
  • A total of 3 hours were given in which the student can attempt any section anytime.

UGC NET Political Science Analysis 2021: Pattern of the Exam


Number of Questions






3 hours(no break)




UGC NET Political Science 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.TopicDifficulty level
1 Political Theory  Moderate
2 Political Thought Easy-Moderate
3 Indian Political Thought  Easy 
4 Comparative Political Analysis Moderate
5 International Relations Moderate
6 Indian Foreign Policy  Easy
7 Political Institutions in India Easy 
8 Political Processes in India Easy-Moderate
9 Public Administration Moderate
10 Governance & Public Policy in India Moderate

UGC NET Political Science Exam Analysis 2021 Key Points :

1. Question paper was more factual in nature.

2. Number of conceptual questions was quite less.

3. Match the following and chronology-based questions made the paper interesting. 

4. Number of books and authors-based questions were asked in the paper. 

5. Paper 1 was tough but paper 2 was easy to moderate in nature.   

UGC NET Political Science Exam Analysis 2021: Good Attempts - 65 to 70 Questions

Exam analysis is very beneficial to have an idea of your performance. Check the good attempts for each section below.

S.No.TopicGood attempts
1 Political Theory  6
2 Political Thought  7
3 Indian Political Thought  8
4 Comparative Political Analysis 6
5 International Relation 7
6 Indian Foreign Policy 7
7 Political Institution in India 5
8 Political Processes in India 7
9 Public Administration 7
10 Governance and Public Policy in India 6

Questions Asked in Today's UGC NET Political Science Paper

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

S.No.TopicQuestions Asked
1 Political Theory Positive Liberty thinker, Macpherson's Possessive Individualism, fiduciary trust, the central idea of Conservatism, Feminism books, etc.    
2 Political Thought John Locke, Mill's Ideas, Hobbes Quote, books of Hannah Arendt, Frantz fanon, Hegal Theory of State, etc. 
3 Indian Political Thought Books of Ambedkar, Nationalism of Aurobindo, D.D Upadhaya ideas, Periyar ideas, and books, etc. 
4 Comparative Political Analysis Comparative methods, Neo-Colonialism, Dependency theory, World System Theory, Forms of government, etc. 
5 International RelationNeo-realist concept, Political Regimes, UN peace settlement, Comprehension question 
6 Indian Foreign PolicyIndira Doctrine, Foreign agreement chronology, Indian Diaspora, BECA agreement with the USA. etc 
7 Political Institution in India Finance Commission, 73rd and 74th amendment act, etc.  
8 Political Processes in IndiaTrade Union, electoral Politics 
9 Public AdministrationHuman relation theory, decision-making approach, M.P Follet, etc. 
10 Governance and Public Policy in IndiaAatmanirbhar Bharat Scheme, etc 

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

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UshnishNov 24, 2021

Answer key and Question paper kab tak mil sakta hai.

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