UGC NET 2019 June session was conducted from June 20- June 26, 2019. Every year the NET exam is conducted twice a year, usually in May-June and December-January to recruit assistant professors and Research scholars in various disciplines of arts and commerce. There are a total of 101 subjects on which the exam is conducted. The exam comprises 2 papers and is conducted online for the past few years. The paper-1 is a general teaching aptitude paper that has a common syllabus for candidates from any discipline. Paper-2 is entirely on the subject of specialization. Both the papers are conducted in a combined total time limit of 3 hours and there is no break in between. On the positive side, you can choose which paper you want to answer first or switch between the papers. There is no negative marking in the exam.
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UGC NET June 2019 Highlights
The following are important highlights of the June 2019 paper which can be helpful for aspirants to assess the difficulty level and the exam pattern better-
- Both the papers are conducted in online mode and there is only one session of three hours without any break in between.
- The exam interface is such that you can easily switch between the papers and hence, it is up to you to decide which paper you will answer first and if you want to simultaneously answer the papers.
- You can change the answers later at any time. However, the answers that are marked attempted but not final will be counted as attempted if you do not change their status till the end of the exam.
- All questions are compulsory but there is no negative marking for a wrong attempt.
- Both papers are bilingual and printed in English and Hindi, except for the languages’ paper-2 for obvious reasons.
- The admit card is mandatory and along with that, you must bring two passport-sized photographs and a valid photo ID proof. Missing out on any one of these items makes you liable to denied entry in the exam hall.
- You are not allowed to carry any belongings to the exam hall- not even a pen. The pen and rough sheets will be provided by the exam centre. However, you are not allowed to take the rough sheet with you after the exam is over.
- There is no arrangement for safekeeping of any bags and belongings you bring to the centre and they will not be responsible either. Metal detection checking is posted at the entrances and even items like jewelry, hair clips, and religious bands, belts, are not allowed in the hall.
- Under no circumstances, the candidate is allowed to enter once the gates are closed for the exam hall, which usually happens 10 minutes before the commencement of the exam.
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UGC NET 2019- Centre/Tools experience
The following are a few improvements that have been noted in the June session by many candidates:
- The process of tallying the admit card and identity proof has been improved. Unlike previous years, new methods of checking have been devised to work around mismatching admit cards because of printing errors.
- The devices were well maintained and had a smooth functioning in most cases.
- The interface used was TCS-ION and the major drawback of the system is that one has to scroll multiple times back and forth to read particularly long questions like the comprehension and a few DI questions. This can be time taking.
- Option to change the font size or reduced line spacing are two things that can be done to reduce the drawbacks.
UGC NET June 2019- Day-Wise Exam Analysis and Review- Paper-1
The paper-1 has a common syllabus for all and designed to test the candidate's teaching aptitude and their ability to display divergent thinking that will be beneficial to the students. However, the question sets are different for each shift and each day. In short, from June 20- June 26, 2019, there were 10 sets of paper-1 in total for the morning and evening shifts.
The following are day-wise analysis of the paper-1-
Day-1, June 20, 2019
- Teaching Aptitude- There were 11-13 questions which were of moderate to difficult level.
- Research Aptitude-This section was difficult and has 7-9 questions in all.
- Reading Comprehension- There were 5 in a set and the questions and the passage was easy
- Communication- The questions were of moderate difficulty level and there were 3-5 of them from this topic.
- Maths- The 4-5 questions from this section were moderate to easy.
- Logical Reasoning- There were 7-8 questions from this section and they were moderate to difficult.
- Data Interpretation- There was one set of 5 questions and the section was easy.
- Information & Communication Technology (ICT)/ Computer Knowledge, People & Environment, Higher Education System: Governance, Polity & Administration/ Current Affairs The questions from these sections were moderate to difficult and there were 10-11 questions from all of them in total.
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Day-2, June 21, 2019
- Teaching Aptitude- 10-12 questions were asked- all were moderately difficult.
- Research Aptitude- There were only 3-4 questions of moderate difficulty.
- Reading Comprehension- There was one set of 5 questions and the passage was easy to moderate.
- Communication- 4-5 questions from this section were all of easy to moderate difficulty.
- Maths, Logical Reasoning, Data Interpretation, Information & Communication Technology (ICT)/ Computer Knowledge- All these sections were rather easy and there were a total of 21-25 questions from all of them.
- People & Environment- Only two questions of moderate difficulty came from this section.
- Higher Education System: Governance, Polity & Administration/ Current Affairs- The questions were easy to moderate and had 3-5 questions.
Day-3, June 24, 2019
- Teaching Aptitude- Total 8-10 questions of moderate to difficult levels were asked from this section.
- Research Aptitude- There were 7-8 questions of moderate difficulty from this topic.
- Reading Comprehension- Comprehension was easy and there was a set of 5 questions.
- Communication- 3-4 moderately easy questions were asked from this topic.
- Maths- 4-5 moderately easy questions came from this topic.
- Logical Reasoning- This section was quite easy and there were 5-6 questions.
- Data Interpretation- One set of 5 questions came and it was easy.
- Information & Communication Technology (ICT)/ Computer Knowledge- 5-6 questions of moderate difficulty were asked from this section.
- People & Environment- There were only 2-3 questions and they were rather easy.
- Current Affairs- 3-4 moderate difficult questions were asked from this section.
Day-4, June 25, 2019
- Teaching Aptitude, Research Aptitude- Both the sections were moderate to difficult. However, there were 11-13 questions from teaching aptitude and only 2-3 from research.
- Reading Comprehension- The comprehension was of moderate difficulty and has a set of 5 questions.
- Communication- There are 4-5 questions that were of moderate difficulty.
- Maths- 3-4 questions of moderate difficulty came from this topic.
- Logical Reasoning- 5-6 easy questions came from this topic.
- Data Interpretation- One set of five questions came from this topic.
- Information & Communication Technology (ICT)/ Computer Knowledge- 2-4 questions of moderate difficulty came from this section.
- People & Environment- 2-3 questions of moderate difficulty came from this topic.
- Higher Education System: Governance, Polity & Administration/ Current Affairs- 4-5 questions of moderate difficulty comes from this topic.
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Day-5, June 26, 2019
- Teaching Aptitude- There were 8-10 questions that were easy to moderate from this section.
- Research Aptitude- 7-8 questions of moderate difficulty came from this topic.
- Reading Comprehension- This section was easy.
- Communication- 3-4 moderate difficulty questions were asked.
- Maths- There were 3-5 moderate to easy questions from this section.
- Logical Reasoning- There were 5-6 easy questions from this section.
- Data Interpretation- The set of 5 questions from this topic was easy.
- Information & Communication Technology (ICT)/ Computer Knowledge- Questions were of moderate difficulty from this section and there were 5-6 of them.
- People & Environment- This section had 2-3 questions that were easy.
- Higher Education System: Governance, Polity & Administration/ Current Affairs- 3-4 moderate difficulty questions were asked.
Overall impression of Paper-1, UGC NET June 2019
Keeping in mind the analysis of the five days of the exam, we can draw the following conclusion to make a preparation strategy for the upcoming years-
- Questions from teaching aptitude were very important and had a major share.
- There is always a compulsory comprehension and DI section.
- Maths questions are always there and are moderately easy provided you have practiced well and can solve them fast and accurately.
- Logical reasoning questions were overall easy. But it is possible that they will be moderate to difficult in the upcoming years. However, there was a fair share of logical reasoning questions on the first day and they can often be moderately difficult.
- There are very few questions from people and the environment but it is not entirely omitted.
- The share of questions may be less, but current affairs based questions will always be compulsory. Focus on the current affairs within six months before the exam and you will get the maximum common options.
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UGC NET June 2019- Paper-2- Detailed Analysis
For UGC NET 2019, paper-2 a majority of the students appeared for history, language subjects, mass communication, etc. The overall difficulty level of the paper-2 for all these subjects was rather tough compared to other years. However, despite a few out-of-syllabus and difficult questions, there were enough expected questions that have rendered most candidates confident enough about cracking the exam.
- For history, the paper was comparatively easier than the previous year according to the candidates. There were mostly objective type questions, but a few subjective type ones were also included which is a minor change in the pattern. However, the questions were all moderate to easy making the overall exam easy for most aspirants.
- On the other hand, mass communication paper was rather tougher than earlier years according to the aspirants. Specifically, the questions related to movies, authors and books were rather uncommon and hence difficult. But the conceptual sections were comparatively easy.
- Linguistics paper was moderately difficult, specifically the syntax, generative syntax, and traditional syntax parts. Structural syntax-based questions were the most difficult from this paper.
- English paper was comparatively easier than previous years though there were occasional unexpected questions. Recognizing quotes and the book and author questions were rather difficult for many as it was not a common excerpt that is known by many.
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Important Points to Remember about UGC NET
Once you have cracked the exam the NTA will not be responsible for anything further. The following are a few things that you must take charge of.
- The result for the June 2019 session was published on July 15, 2019.
- The validity of the JRF score is three years since the date of the issuance of JRF offer letter. In case you have already joined M.Phil. Or PhD, the date of fellowship commencement will be counted from the date of declaration of the NET result or date of joining the course, whichever comes later.
- You can get the NET e-certificate from the UGC NET Bureau. If you are declared qualified in NET, you have to contact the head of UGC NET Bureau for the certificate.
By understanding the paper analysis of each year thoroughly, you can prepare for your upcoming exam better. The UGC NET exam has a major advantage for the aspirants as there is no negative marking and no age limit unless you are applying for JRF as well, making it a very coveted exam in the long run.