UGC NET written test was held from 9:30 A.M. to 4:30 P.M. on June 28, 2015. The paper was divided into three sections viz. Paper-I, Paper-II and Paper-III. Paper-I was of general nature, intended to assess the teaching/research aptitude of the candidate. It was primarily designed to test reasoning ability, comprehension, divergent thinking and general awareness of the candidate. 60 multiple choice questions of 2 marks each were given, out of which the candidate was required to answer any 50. Paper-II consisted of 50 objective type questions based on the subject selected by the candidate. Each correct answer will fetch 2 marks. Paper - III consisted of 75 objective type questions, again from the subject selected by the candidate. Each correct answer will increase the score by 2 marks. All the questions of Paper - II and Paper - III were compulsory.
Paper-I had questions based on interpersonal communication, General Knowledge, Verbal Ability, Quantitative Aptitude and Reasoning.
Interpersonal communication comprised 21 questions. This part was a perfect blend of communication, cognitive behavior, methods of research, questionnaire, pedagogy and teaching aptitude. Questions were mainly subjective and were aimed at judging the students basic concepts. Some questions were direct and were based on facts. The level of difficulty of these questions was easy to moderate.
18 questions were based on General Knowledge. There were 6 questions from Environmental Science, 5 from Computers/IT, 4 from education, 1 from polity, 1 from important days and 1 from Science. The questions were intended to check the awareness of the aspirant about education in India, basic GK and awareness about basic Information Technology. Out of the 18 questions, one can easily get 10 questions correct. The level of difficulty of these questions was easy to moderate.
1 Reading Comprehension of 5 questions was asked. It was an easy passage and the questions were direct. One could have easily attempted all the questions.
11 questions were based on quantitative aptitude. 1 set comprising 6 questions was asked from table based Data Interpretation. It was calculation intensive and can be said to be of easy to moderate difficulty level. Four questions were based on Binary System, Series, Venn Diagram based Data Interpretation and Age. These four questions were easy. 1 question was of theoretical nature. It was from the topic of Venn Diagrams. The difficulty level of these questions was easy.
One question each was asked from Directions, Blood Relations, Coding/Decoding, Syllogism and Assertion Reason. The difficulty level of these questions was easy.
The overall difficulty level of Paper-I was easy-moderate.
The answer key to set C and D are given below:
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