DU JAT exam is the Delhi University Joint Admission Test conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA) for the admissions to programs under the Delhi University such as Bachelor of Management Studies (BMS), Bachelor of Business Administration (Financial Investment Analysis) and BA (Hons) in Business Economics. The eligibility of a candidate to appear for the exam is a 60% pass in 10+2 course with English and Mathematics as two main subjects. This article will give you an idea about the difficulty level of the DU JAT exam.

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DU JAT Exam Pattern

The DU JAT exam pattern is given below:

Exam ModeOnline
Type of QuestionsMultiple Choice Questions
Exam Duration120 minutes
No. of Sections4
No. of Questions100
Language of ExamEnglish
Marking Scheme4 marks for every right answer-1 mark for every wrong answer

There are 4 sections in the DU JAT exam. They are:

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

Difficulty Level of DU JAT exam

The exam is generally easy to moderate in terms of difficulty level, according to the data from the candidates who have appeared for it. While some sections are really easy, other sections raise tricky questions confusing the candidate. An overview of the difficulty level of each section is given below: 

SectionNumber of QuestionsDifficulty Level
General English25Low
Quantitative Ability25Moderate
Reasoning and Analytical Ability25Low
Business and General Awareness25Moderate

To further understand the difficulty level of the DU JAT exam, you need to know the topics covered in each of the sections. A table that will give you an idea of the same is given below:

SectionTopics Asked
Quantitative AbilityNumbers, Profit and loss, Fractions and decimals, ratio and proportion, graphs and pie chart
Reasoning and Analytical AbilityVerbal analogy, Word sequence, Terms and prepositions, Time sequence, Number series, Direction and distance, Verbal reasoning and Missing characters, Series, Venn diagrams, Arrangement and Ranking, Blood relations, Statement and Inference, Syllogism, Visual Reasoning, Clock, Analogy, Coding and Decoding.
General EnglishReading Comprehension, Synonyms & Antonyms, Fill in the blanks, Para-jumbles, One-word Substitutions, Correct usage of verbs, Idioms and Phrases, Proverbs and Prepositions, Parts of Speech, Analogy. 
Business and General AwarenessGeography, Economics, History, Politics, Current Affairs, Science, Computers, Books and Authors, Awards and Winners, Sports, Technology, Eminent Personalities, etc
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Section Wise Difficulty Level Analysis

The section-wise analysis of the difficulty level of each of the sections asked in the DU JAT exam is given below:

Quantitative Ability

This section tests the basic awareness of the candidates in the field of mathematics. Students who chose science streams for higher secondary education find this section easier. Thus, the best study material for this section of the DU JAT exam would be the mathematics NCERT textbooks of classes 11th and 12th. The level of arithmetic topics is at par with that of board exams, so 90% of preparation can be done along with your board exam preparation. However, the level of higher maths is one level above that of the boards.

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Reasoning and Analytical Ability

Though this section of the DU JAT exam is on the easier side, some of the questions need complete attention as it is easy to misinterpret the questions and get the answers wrong. The section also consumes a bit of time, so the candidates who practice doing similar questions and who improve their time management skills find the section to be easier. Even though the section is generally easy, there are a few questions that prove tricky for the candidates to solve. Out of all topics, syllogism is the trickiest.

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General English

This section is generally the easiest section of the DU JAT exam. The section is easy, with most of the questions about reading comprehension, grammar, and vocabulary. The question pattern includes filling in the blanks, substitutions of words, correction of sentences, and identification of errors. The most commonly asked questions are the colloquial errors we tend to make grammatically, so one needs to be very correct in their everyday language and formal English.

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Business and General Awareness

This section of the DU JAT exam is neither easy nor difficult. The section demands a lot of preparation from the part of the students. Candidates who keep themselves updated with current affairs find this section of the DU JAT exam comparatively easier than the others. Questions come from national and international events of the previous year as well as basic knowledge from social science topics like history and geography. The business questions come from the basic theories and knowledge required to know in the field.

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DU JAT exam is very easy for the candidates who have prepared for it. The exam, like every DU entrance exam, is expected to be generally on the easier side of the difficulty spectrum. There is always going to be a clear difference between how the exam goes for the candidates who prepared very well and those who didn’t. Students who keep themselves updated on current affairs and those who take practice tests with Delhi University previous years’ and sample question papers and better themselves in their time management find the exam much easier than the others. Not spending much time on the tricky questions is one of the key factors that enable candidates to complete their exams well, attempting more questions. Hope this article helped you understand how the DU JAT exam is going to be. Click here to know the preparation methods for the exam.