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DU-JAT stands for  Delhi University Joint Admission Test. This exam is a gateway for many candidates who seek admission in various courses at the University of Delhi.

DU JAT is scheduled for 06-Sep-2020 to 11-Sep-2020 which will be organized in two slots.

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DU JAT Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility criteria for the candidates appearing in the exam has been mentioned below:

  • Those candidates belonging to the general category must have secured at least 60% aggregate in Class 12.
  • Candidates belonging to SC, ST, CW, and PwD categories must have attained a minimum of 55% aggregate in Class 12.
  • The Candidates belonging to Other Backward Classes must have secured at least 54% aggregate.
  • This aggregate score should be based on the candidate’s score in four papers – English, Mathematics and two other subjects mentioned in the List B (Elective Subjects) mentioned in DU UG Admission Information Bulletin.
  • The Eligibility Criteria for this merit-based admissions under the EWS category shall be similar to that of the UR category.

Criteria for Foreign Candidates seeking admission in DU 

Applicants seeking admission under the Foreign Students’ category are advised  to apply separately on Foreign Students’ Registry website – click here to redirect


DU is conducting entrance for following undergraduate courses  : 

1. Bachelor of Management Studies (BMS)
2. Bachelor of Business Administration (Financial Investment Analysis)
3. B. A (Hons.) Business Economics
4. B. EL.Ed. Bachelor of Elementary Education

5. B.A.(Hons.) Humanities and Social Sciences
6. B.Sc.(P.E., H.E. & S) Bachelor of Science in Physical Education, Health Education & Sports
7. B. A. (Hons.) Music
8. B. Tech (Information Technology and Mathematical Innovations)
9. B.A. (Hons.) Multimedia and Mass Communication *Only for Girls.*



Features  Details 
Exam Name Delhi University Joint Admission Test
Conducting Body Delhi University
Exam Level National
Exam Frequency Once a year
Exam Mode Online
Exam Duration 120 minutes
Exam Syllabus  Quantitative Ability, Reasoning and Analytical Ability, General English, Business and General Awareness
Exam Pattern 100 questions in MCQ format
Language English
Exam Fees 750 (General and OBC) and 300 (SC/ST/PwD)
Exam Purpose Admissions to 16 colleges
Course Offered  Bachelor of Management Studies (BMS), Bachelor of Business Administration (Financial Investment Analysis) and BA (Hons) Business Economics
No. of Test Cities 20
Exam Helpdesk No.  +91-11-27667336
Exam Website


DU-JAT 2020: Important Dates

Events Dates Salient Features
DU JAT application begins 20-Jun-2020 Application form is available online
Last date of registration 04-Jul-2020


Last date to fill the online application form and pay fees
DU JAT admit card release 22-Aug-2020 (Tentative) To be released by National Testing Agency
DU JAT 2020 exam date 06-Sep-2020 to 11-Sep-2020 To be held in two slots across 20 cities
DU JAT result 2020 declaration To be announced DU JAT score will be normalized through the equi-percentile method


The question paper for DU JAT comprises of 100 multiple-choice questions which carry four marks each. One mark will be deducted, for every incorrect answer. The pattern has been shared below.

DU JAT exam Details
Exam mode Online
Total number of questions 100
Medium English
Sectional Weightage 25
Type of questions Objective type MCQ based
Number of sections Four (Quantitative Ability, Reasoning, and Analytical Ability, General English and Business and General Awareness)
Negative Marking Yes
Duration of the test 2 hours
Total marks 400

DU JAT 2020: Preparation tips and tricks

With exams around the corner, candidates need to put in extra effort to score well in the exam.

Candidates need to have a clear picture of the syllabus and the pattern and a tactic understanding of the same.

It will not only help them gain familiarity with the structure of DU JAT question paper but also assist them in customizing preparation strategy based on important topics. Here we will discuss the DU JAT exam pattern, DU JAT Syllabus along with other preparation tips.


The DU – Joint Admission Test (DU-JAT) will have 100 questions in total. Students will be given two hours to solve it.  Four marks will be allotted to the candidates for every correct answer, and that for every wrong answer one mark will be deducted. This DU JAT exam will consist of four sections – quantitative ability, reasoning, and analytical ability, general English, and business and general awareness.

DU JAT syllabus four sections are

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

The DU JAT syllabus has been outlined as mentioned below:

Sections Important Topics
Quantitative Ability Numbers, Profit and loss, Fractions and decimals, ratio and proportion, graphs and pie chart
Reasoning and Analytical Ability Verbal analogy, Word sequence, Terms and prepositions, Time sequence, Number series, Direction and distance, Verbal reasoning and Missing characters
General English Reading Comprehension, Synonyms & Antonyms, Fill in the blanks
General Awareness Geography, Economics, History, Politics, Current Affairs, Science, Computers, etc.

DU JAT Preparation Tips

To perform well in DU JAT, candidates can refer to the list of preparation articles mentioned below:

DU-JAT is a different exam from DUET held by NTA. Those candidates who are interested in taking admission to business or commerce related courses, here is a detailed section-wise strategy for you.

1. Previous Years’ Papers: It is one of the main steps to start with the practice. It is strongly suggested to Practice the previous years’ papers, as they provide you an idea of the degree of the paper and the exam pattern. If you are someone who has difficulty with completing the questions on an allotted time limit, then set a time limit for yourself when you exercise.

2. Plan out an Exam Strategy: This is a very crucial step especially when there is any time restriction. Attempt the sections you are better at first and leave the rest for later. Do not wander around the same questions and don’t waste time. Scheduling this way, you’re attempt at the problems can become beneficial.

3. Don’t mark your answers randomly: Your main objective should be to attempt only 80-85 questions and in this to get approximately 72-75 questions true and your job is done. you must Memorize this.

4. Attempting Difficult Questions: Keeping the above mentioned in mind, pick and select your choices wisely and let go of the questions that are simply just eating up a lot of your time. While you are attempting the paper, do not stay stuck on any difficult question, instead, move ahead if such a situation occurs. As each and every problem has equal weightage and in addition to that, negative marking too. At times you can attain the right answer by eradicating options ( i.e. eliminating the options method) that are not related to the question. So, think about each option and its bearing, you never know what clicks.

5. Keep a check on the Marking Scheme:
DU JAT has negative marking. For each valid response, you will be given 3 marks, whereas, for each FALSE response, 1 mark will be deducted. So, it is advisable for you to strive only those problems you are absolutely sure of, in order to resist losing marks in the entrance exam.


DU-JAT General Awareness preparation books recommendation

1. Quantitative Aptitude by R.S Aggarwal
2. NCERT Mathematics 10th standard and R.S Aggarwal of class 11th and 12th

DU-JAT General Awareness preparation books recommendation

1. Manorama Year Book
2. Partiyogita Darpan
3. Competition Success Review
4. Lucent’s GK     (IMPORTANT)

DU-JAT General English Preparation Books recommendation

1. Arihant and S.Chand
2. Books and dictionaries of Oxford
3. Wren and Martin English Grammar

DU-JAT Reasoning and Analytical Ability recommendation

1. R.S. Aggarwal’s- A Modern Approach to Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning

DU JAT 2020 Exam Day Guidelines

  • Carry  DU JAT 2020 admit card to the examination center Mandatorily.
  • Reach the DU JAT exam center about at least an hour before the reporting time for the safe side.
  • Do not carry any electronic devices such as calculators, mobile phones, earphones inside the exam center.




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