DU JAT or the Delhi University Joint Admission Test is a national level entrance exam conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA) for admission to various programs offered by the 16 colleges affiliated to the Delhi University such as the Bachelor of Management Studies (BMS), Bachelor of Business Administration (Financial Investment Analysis) and BA (Hons) in Business Economics.
The exam is conducted online and the question paper contains questions from Quantitative Ability, Reasoning and Analytical Ability, General English, and Business and General Awareness. One of the important sections of this exam, General Awareness, is a bit tough to prepare for and here in this article, you can read all the methods that can be followed to achieve full marks in it!
Current Affairs in DU JAT
This section tests your general knowledge and how well updated you are with current affairs. Learning current affairs starting from a year back would help you do well in this section. The topic is generally a mix of both current affairs and static GK. It is also important to know the names of famous CEOs and other businessmen who are frequently mentioned in current affairs. Here are a few methods using which you can stay at the top of your game when it comes to current affairs:
Understanding the syllabus
Before starting to prepare for the exam, you should know what are the topics you need to cover for the exam. This is why you should have an understanding of the syllabus. Once you know what to study, you can easily allot time for each topic that you need to study. The questions asked in the section are from the following areas:
- Current Affairs
- Books and Authors
- Awards and Winners
- Eminent Personalities
- Mergers and Acquisitions
Make a study plan
The next step of preparation is making a study plan. After self-analysis of the knowledge you possess in each of the topics in the syllabus, you can create a timetable for studying. Be sure to allocate more time to the subjects that you need to be thorough in and less time to the topics that you are already confident in. While creating a study plan, you must give importance to the following:
- Make notes while studying, so that you can go through them when necessary.
- Take small breaks every hour, to keep you motivated and fresh.
- Make sure that you sleep at least 6 hours a day.
- Set a goal each day and work hard to achieve it.
Choosing Good Study Material
Choosing the right study materials is important in preparing for the DU JAT. When you look for books and texts, make sure to choose the ones that have the complete and updated syllabus of the exam. Here are a few god books to refer to while preparing:
- Manorama Yearbook
- Pratiyogita Darpan
- Lucent’s GK
- Pearson India Yearbook
- Arihant General Knowledge
- General Awareness by Manohar Panday
Reading newspapers is one of the primary steps in preparing for a current affairs section in any exam. You should always stay up to date with what is happening around you, in your state, in other states, in your country, and all around the world. It is advisable to read at least two papers daily and take notes about important events.
Revision and Practice
After studying a topic, revise it at the end of the day. Revise everything you have learned during the week during the weekend. Revision is as important as studying. In the end, test your knowledge by taking mock tests. Analyze which areas you need to work more on and allocate more time to it. You will also get an idea of how questions are asked in the real exam to help you in managing time.
Hope this article was of help to you in understanding how to prepare better for the current affairs section in DU JAT. We wish you all the best in all your future endeavors.