Reviews and Exam Analysis for UGC NET 2018 Exam

The National Testing Agency conducted the UGC NET 2018 exam on December 18, 2018. For shift 1, the first paper was held from 9:30 am to 10:30 am and the second paper was conducted from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. In the second shift, NTA conducted Paper-1 from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm and Paper-2 from 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm. Overall the Paper-1 was moderate while Paper-2 was moderate-difficult.

Candidates also find difficulty in solving the questions in online mode. According to them many NET aspirants faced this difficulty.

 Paper-1 Analysis

Usually, the Reading Comprehension and Data Interpretation complement each other. If RC is easy then DU use to be difficult and visa-versa. But for this session, the RC was moderate and the questions were concept based. On the other hand, the DI was very easy. There was one question from Syllogism and span of opposition and these were also easy to solve.

Most of the questions were asked from Teaching Aptitude, Research and Reasoning. There were more practical questions. Only one question was from General Awareness and Paper, ICD and Environment. From the higher education. only two questions were asked.

The reasoning questions were easy too. From the section Communication, there were only one or two questions.

Paper-2 Analysis

Paper-2 was based on the specific subjects. It was moderate to difficult paper. The questions asked from History were easy. There were some changes in the paper pattern. For the first time, questions from passages were asked in History.  

The further UGC NET 2018 exams will be held on December 19, 20, 21, and 22, 2018. The shifts and the timings will be the same for each exam. 

According to the exam pattern, in Paper-1, there will be 50 questions. All the questions will be objective type. All the questions will be compulsory and candidates need to complete it within 1 hour. Each question contains 2 marks. So, the total marks will be 100. The questions will be asked to check the general nature, intended to assess the teaching/research aptitude of the candidate.

For Paper-2, NTA will ask a total of 100 questions of 200 marks. each question will be of 2 marks. The questions will be objective type and will be based on the subject selected by the candidate.