DU JAT | Delhi University

Hey there, do you love suits, boots and shiny offices? Interested in learning about business and management from one of India’s best known universities? Then Delhi University- Joint Admission Test (DU-JAT) is the exam you need to focus on. This national level entrance exam, is one of the top management entrance exams in India. It is conducted for admission to professional undergraduate programmes offered by 18 colleges affiliated to Delhi University. Delhi University was founded in 1922,  and is India’s largest higher learning institution of higher learning with 16 faculties and 86 departments. It has been ranked in the top 20s by the  National Institutional Ranking Framework in 2019 and has many famous alumni.

The courses included are:

  • Bachelor of Management Studies (BMS)
  • Bachelor of Business Administration (Financial Investment Analysis)
  • BA (Hons) in Business Economics

Read more about each of these in the next section.

Bachelor of Management Studies (BMS): An undergraduate programme in management studies. It will prime you with knowledge of management and its aspects that relate to business organization.

  • Colleges for BMS: Shaheed Sukhdev College of Business Studies; Deen Dayal Upadhyaya College; Keshav Mahavidyalaya; Sri Guru Gobind Singh College of Commerce; College of Vocational Studies; Ramanujan College; Shaheed Rajguru College of Applied Sciences for Women; Ram Lal Anand College & Aryabhatta College

Bachelor of Business Administration (Financial Investment Analysis): Are you a wiz-kid interested in financial investments and want to make a career out of it? This course will help you acquire professional investment skills as a management professional. 

  • Colleges for BBA (FIA): Shaheed Sukhdev College of Business Studies & Shaheed Rajguru College of Applied Sciences for Women

BA (Hons) in Business Economics: Do you love economics and want to use its amazing theories to build businesses? Then this course is for you as it will teach you economic and management principles and quantitative methods and how to apply them to business situations.

  • Colleges for BA(H) BE: Aryabhatta College; BR Ambedkar College; College of Vocational Studies; Gargi College (Women); Lakshmibai College (Women); Maharaja Agrasen College; Shivaji College; Sri Guru Gobind Singh College of Commerce; Guru Nanak Dev Khalasa College; Guru Tegh Bahadur Khalsa College

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Eligibility Criteria

Keen on the courses above? That’s great! Now make sure you are eligible for sitting for this top management exam in India. Please read the eligibility criteria given below very, very carefully.

For applying for DU JAT 2020, you must fulfill the following eligibility criteria:

  • Candidates of General and OBC categories must have secured at least 60% with English and Mathematics among core subjects in class 12. For SC/ST/CW/PwD candidates, this cut off is 55%. The aggregate should be based on the marks in four papers – English, Mathematics and any other two subjects provided by the Delhi University.
  • Candidates, who have appeared in their final exams and their results are awaited, can also apply for the DU JAT exam. However, they will have to produce the qualifying certificate at the time of counselling.
  • Candidate should have passed in all the above four subjects
  • Applicants with “compartment” results are not eligible to apply.
  • There is no minimum age bar for taking this test.
  • Eligibility Criteria for merit-based admissions under the EWS category shall be similar to that of UR category
Criteria for Foreign Candidates

Foreign candidates seeking admission to the professional undergraduate programmes at Delhi University can apply separately on Foreign Students’ Registry website and can contact the Deputy Dean (Foreign Students’ Registry), Conference Centre, Delhi University.

Admission Process

  • Fill application form: Fill out personal and academic details along with providing your photograph and signature
  • Pay application fees:  Make payment via debit card/credit card/net banking. Fees for General/OBC/CW Category is Rs. 750, and for SC/ST/PwD/ESW Category is Rs. 300
  • Download your Admit Card:  Download DU JAT 2020 admit card by entering form number and date of birth. This admit card is very important as it needs to be carried to the exam hall, so don’t forget it!
  • Appear for DU JAT exam: Appear for the two-hour test where you will be asked questions from Quantitative Aptitude, Logical Reasoning, General English and Business & General awareness
  • Check your result:  You can check your result on Delhi University’s official website. 
  • Attend DU JAT counselling: A merit list of qualified candidates is published based on scores obtained in the entrance test as well as the marks of class XII. Counselling process may be conducted in multiple rounds subject to the availability of seats

Selection Criteria

    Wait! DU JAT is not the only key to these courses. Once the result is announced the candidates are called for Group Discussion (GD) and Personal Interview (PI). You will be selected based on the rank you obtain calculated by taking into consideration the weighted average percentage score of the entrance test and percentage score of the qualifying examination (Senior Secondary). The weightage of the entrance test is 65%, and of the qualifying exam is 35%. So your board exam marks are very important!

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    Total Seats

    Seats for BMS and BA(H) Business Economics are shown in the table below:



    BA (Hons) Business Economics

    Aryabhatta College



    Bhim Rao Ambedkar College


    College of Vocational Studies



    Deen Dayal Upadhaya College


    Gargi College


    Keshav Mahavidyalaya


    Maharaja Agrasen College


    Ram Lal Anand College


    Ramanujan College


    Shaheed Rajguru College of Applied Sciences for Women (W)


    Shaheed Sukhdev College for Business Studies


    Shivaji College


    Sri Guru Gobind Singh College of Commerce



    Sri Guru Nanak Dev Khasa College


    Guru Tegh Bahadur Khalsa College


    Lakshmibai College


    Seats for BBA (FIA) are shown in the table below:



    Shaheed Rajguru College of Applied Sciences for Women (W)


    Shaheed Sukhdev College for Business Studies



    DU JAT Exam Pattern

    DU JAT pattern can be understood as follows:

    Mode: Online

    Duration: 2 hours

    Subjects: There are four subjects with usually 25 MCQs each. These subjects are:

    • Quantitative Ability
    • Reasoning and Analytical Ability
    • General English
    • Business and General Awareness

    Total Questions: 100 questions

    Marking Scheme: Each correct answer will get a score of +4 marks, each wrong answer will get a score of -1 mark.

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    DU JAT Exam Centres

    Exam centres for DU JAT include Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Bhopal, Bhubaneswar, Chandigarh, Chennai, Delhi, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Jammu, Kolkata, Mumbai,  Nagpur, Patna, Ranchi, Trivandrum, Varanasi

    Important DU JAT Exam Date

    Important dates for DU JAT 2020 are: 



    Online registration start date

    8th June 2020

    Online application last date

    30th June 2020

    DU JAT 2020 exam 

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    Jobs/Placement Opportunities

    The BBA course is the gateway to numerous job opportunities in a plethora of sectors like Marketing, Education, Finance, Sales, and even in the government.  The average initial salary for BBA graduate is Rs. 3 lakh and above. 

    Further Studies: You can also pursue MBA after these courses to further your portfolio and gain more specialised knowledge.

    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

    The DU JAT exam is an online exam which is conducted in Computer-Based Test mode.

    The online platform gives students the options to flag questions to view them later, use a scientific calculator as well as use an online timer.

    As with all entrance exams, the difficulty level of DU JAR varies from year-to-year. However, on an average basis, DU JAT exam is considered to have a difficulty of medium-high.

    Section-wise, the Verbal ability/General English section is comparatively easy. Logical Reasoning and General Awareness are of medium difficulty. The major difficulty of the exam is in Quantitative Aptitude section which has components of both basic and higher mathematics. 

    DU JAT is conducted in 22 cities (20 in 2020). These include Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Bhopal, Bhubaneswar, Chandigarh, Chennai, Delhi, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Jammu, Kolkata, Mumbai,  Nagpur, Patna, Ranchi, Trivandrum and Varanasi.

    DU JAT syllabus is covered in four sections:

    i) Quantitative Aptitude: This section contains topics of basic mathematics like Time and Work and Time, Speed and Distance, as well as topics of Higher Mathematics like calculus and trigonometry.

    ii) Reasoning and Analytical Ability: This contains all topics of logical reasoning including series, analogy, sitting arrangement, etc.

    iii) General English: This section includes topics from verbal ability, including Sentence Correction and Parajumbles, as well as vocabulary, including Synonyms and Antonyms.

    iv) Business and General Awareness: This section requires awareness of both static GK as well as current GK. Special emphasis is given to business-related news.

    DU JAT is conducted for admission to undergraduate management courses. These courses include Bachelor of Management Studies (BMS), Bachelor of Business Administration, Bachelor of Business Administration (Financial Investment Analysis) and BA (Hons) in Business Economics.

    Conducted in online mode, this 2 hour exam contains 100 objective-type questions (MCQs). The questions are divided into 4 sections of Quantitative Aptitude, General and Business Awareness, General English and Reasoning and Analytical Ability.

    There is a negative marking of -1 for incorrect answers. 

    Now that you are well-versed with DU JAT exam pattern, don’t forget to check out the following articles on DU JAT Exam Analysis & Preparation Strategy.

    And if you are looking for Previous year papers of DU JAT, you can download them below.