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 with 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 DU JAT 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 Khalsa College; Guru Tegh Bahadur Khalsa College.

Read more about top colleges and preference lists by clicking here.

Exam Information

DU JAT 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, 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.
  • The 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 the UR category

DU JAT 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.

DU JAT Admission Process:

  • Fill the 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 admit card by entering the 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!
  • 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 online.
  • 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

DU JAT 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 the 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!

Interview Preparation

DU JAT Total Seats:

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

CollegesBMSBA (Hons) Business Economics
Aryabhatta College5151
Bhim Rao Ambedkar College68
College of Vocational Studies5168
Deen Dayal Upadhaya College51
Gargi College51
Keshav Mahavidyalaya52
Maharaja Agrasen College51
Ram Lal Anand College51
Ramanujan College51
Shaheed Rajguru College of Applied Sciences for Women (W)51
Shaheed Sukhdev College for Business Studies204
Shivaji College68
Sri Guru Gobind Singh College of Commerce4640
Sri Guru Nanak Dev Khasa College40
Guru Tegh Bahadur Khalsa College40
Lakshmibai College33

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

Shaheed Rajguru College of Applied Sciences for Women (W)51
Shaheed Sukhdev College for Business Studies99

Filling DU JAT Application Form:

You can go to the official DU website and fill the DU JAT application form. The different steps involved are listed below:

1. DU JAT Registration and Logging In:

Visit the UG Admission Portal of the official website of Delhi University. Fill in details like your Full Name, Email ID, Phone Number, etc. After confirming your Email ID, you will be given a username and password using which you can log in to your account, where then you have to fill the DU JAT application form.

2. Filling the DU JAT Application Form:

Provide your personal details like category, family details, bank details, etc., and academic details. Double-check before submitting. Choose any 3 exam centers based on convenience and add any other extracurricular details. Choose Entrance Based exam out of the two categories given and select colleges according to your preferences.

3. Uploading the DU JAT Documents:

Upload all the necessary documents like photograph, signature, 10th and 12th-grade certificates, category documents, etc., according to the given format. Recheck all the details and submit the DU JAT form.

4. DU JAT Payment:

Payment can be done using the methods of UPI, Net Banking, or Debit/ Credit Card. Once payment is successful, take a printout of the application form.

Explore the detailed process of DU JAT Application Form Filling by clicking here.

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.

Study Material;

DU JAT Exam Centres: 

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

Downloading DU JAT Admit Card

DU JAT Admit Card is released by the National Testing Agency (NTA) and not by Delhi University. Candidates can log into the NTA website with the DU JAT ID and Password in order to download the admit card. After logging in, the Admit Card is to be downloaded by providing your form number and date of birth. Usually, the downloading of Admit Cards are scheduled 15 days prior to the date of examination. AN Admit Card will contain the center, roll number, date, and timing of the examination for a candidate along with the examination rules.

Following are a few points for the candidate to remember in terms of Admit Cards:

  • The Admit Card can be downloaded till the exam date.
  • It will be available only in the online applicant account.
  • The candidate should check the NTA DUET website regularly for any updates on the Admit Card.
  • A good quality print-out of the Admit Card should be taken on A4 size paper.
  • Check the details given in the Admit Card and in case of any discrepancies, contact helpline.
  • The candidate should also carry a valid ID proof along with the Admit Card while entering the exam center.

DU JAT Syllabus and Study Materials

For starting your DU JAT preparation, the first step is to read and understand the entrance exam syllabus and focus on the important topics of each section.

1. Quantitative Ability Syllabus

In this section, your mathematical ability is being analyzed. For this section, you should be thorough with your mathematics from 9th grade to 12th grade. And for higher mathematics, you should be versed with important formulae. This would help you do well in this part of the DU JAT exam. Following are the important topics covered in the exam:

Averages & Percentages Pipes & Cisterns Roots, Indices, Surds,
Simple & Compound Interest Geometry- Lines, Angles, and Triangles Permutations & Combinations
Mixtures & Alligations Time, Speed & Distance Profit & Loss
Probability Determinants Vectors
Integration Differentiation Circles and Mensuration
Mathematical Series Quadrilaterals Fractions and Decimals
Statistics Work-Related Problems Ratio and Proportion

A list of books that might be helpful while preparing for this section of the DU JAT is given below:

  • NCERT Textbook Class 10, 11, 12
  • Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations by R.S. Aggarwal
  • The Pearson Guide To Quantitative Aptitude For Competitive Examination by Dinesh Khattar

How to prepare for the Maths section of DU JAT? Click here to know the details.

2. Business And General Awareness Syllabus

Keeping up with the current affairs and going through static GK is the only way to get maximum marks in this section. Read newspapers or track any News Channel on TV or online. Following are the important topics covered in the DU JAT exam:

Current Affairs Static GK Entertainment
Awards Art & Music Brands and their Ambassadors
Logos and Taglines Business Economy
World History Indian History Geography
Political Science General Science Books and Authors

A list of books that might be helpful while preparing for this section of the DU JAT is given below:

  • General Knowledge Manual by Pearson
  • Manorama/Mathrubhumi Year Books
  • Newspaper

Explore the different methods to prepare for the business awareness section of the DU JAT exam by clicking here.

3. General English Syllabus

Your command over the English language is tested here with questions ranging from reading comprehension and vocabulary to grammar. Reading the newspaper daily can bring a drastic change in your English proficiency to score well in this section. Following are the important topics covered in the DU JAT exam:

Antonyms-Synonyms Reading Comprehension Etymology & Roots
Fill Blanks Idioms & Phrases Foreign Words
Noun & Pronoun Subject-Verb Agreement Deductive Reasoning
Logical Consistency Analogies Grammar and Usage
One word Substitutions Word Pairing Finding Errors

A list of books that might be helpful while preparing for this section of the DU JAT is given below:

  • General English  by Arihant Publications
  • Easy to Learn General English Complete Book by Yashpal Sharma
  • High School English Grammar by Wren and Martin

Click here for tips for clearing the verbal ability section of DU JAT.

4. Reasoning And Analytical Ability Syllabus

Reasoning and analytical ability are evaluated here. Practice regularly and learn strategies to solve questions related to the topics given below:

Logical Series Family Tree  Time Sequence
Directions Groups & Conditionality Missing Characters
Direction and distance Verbal analogy Diagram
Syllogisms Analogies Number Series

A list of books that might be helpful while preparing for this section of the DU JAT is given below:

  • Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning by Dr. RS Aggarwal.
  • Reasoning Book for Competitive Examinations by Pearson
  • A new approach to Reasoning By B.S. Sijwali & S. Sijwali Arihant.

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How to Check DU JAT Results

The DU JAT results can be downloaded from the NTA website by logging in with your application form number and date of birth. The main features of DU JAT results are given below:

  • Candidates are awarded percentile scores from 0.01 to 100.
  • Results are declared based on the final answer keys.
  • The first allotment list is published based on the rank list prepared using this result.

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 a 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 specialized knowledge.

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