DU JAT Examination

DU JAT or Delhi University Joint Admission Test is a national-level entrance test. The National Testing Agency (NTA) conducts it every year for all the candidates who would like to enroll in the following courses: 

  • Bachelors of Management Studies (BMS) 
  • Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) 
  • Bachelor of Business Studies (BBS)
  • BA Honours in Business Economics

It also covers various entrance exams for admissions to different undergraduate courses by Delhi University (DU). Get to know the syllabus here for DU JAT exam to qualify it. 

Syllabus for DU JAT Exam

The DU JAT Syllabus comprises four sections: General English, Quantitative Ability, Reasoning and Analytical Ability, and Business and General Awareness.

SectionsNumber of QuestionsMarks allottedDuration
General  English25100   120 minutes   
Quantitative Ability25
Reasoning & Analytical Ability25
Business & General Awareness25


  • +4 marks will be awarded for every correct answer.
  • A negative marking of 1 mark is given for every wrong answer.

Students can refer to BYJU’s Exam Prep to access all study material and resources related to the syllabus, which can help them crack the DU JAT exam.

Quantitative Ability Analysis

This tests your skills of calculation and investigating numerical problems. It relies on the level of expertise attained in the 10th, 11th, and 12th standards.

  • Number system: Base system, HCF & LCM, Remainder, Finding Unit digit, Surds & Indices, successive Divisions, Concept of Factor, Divisibility rule, Rational & Irrational numbers, simplification/Approximation. (around 4 to five questions)
  • Arithmetic Problems: Averages, Age-based problems, Percentages, Profit Loss & discount, Ratio & Proportion, simple & interest, Mixture & allegation, time work & wages, speed, time & Distance and Boats & streams. (around 6 to 7 questions)
  • Algebra: Algebraic Operations, linear equations, quadratic equations, Inequalities, logarithm, Maxima & Minima, Graph & curves. (around 11 to 12 questions)
  • Geometry: Basic geometry, triangles, circles, quadrilaterals, polygons, geometry, mensuration, cross-section, trigonometry, and height distance. (around 5 to six questions)
  • Modern Maths: pure mathematics, probability, functions, sequence, series, and permutation and combinations. (around 4 to five questions)

Reasoning and Analytical Ability

It covers analytical and logical skills in a questionnaire form to have a command over the subject, which can help you score well in examinations.

  • Analytical Reasoning: analogy, odd-one-out, arithmetic reasoning, blood relations, series-number, alphabet, alphanumeric; clock, calendar, coding-decoding, distance, direction, inequality, order & ranking, syllogism, Venn’s diagram, puzzle(floor, scheduling, tabulation), seating arrangement (circular, linear, tabular), cube, dice, clocks and calendars and word sequence—-around 20-21 questions.
  • Verbal Reasoning: Assertion reason, statement & assumption, statement & arguments, statement & conclusions, statements & course of action, statements & Inference, cause & effect—- around 1 or 2 questions.

Note: For verbal questions, students read and understand the text and paragraph and choose the correct answer.

  • Non-verbal reasoning: Arrangement, water Images, mirror images, paper folding, forming figures and analysis, and figure matrix – around 3– 4 questions

Note: Problems are expressed in a kind of image to know the solution.

General English

It focuses on three important skills: grammar, vocabulary, and reading comprehension. A decent command of English can score you better marks.

  • Reading Comprehension: Inference-based, assumption, tone of the passage, fact-based, synonyms and antonyms – around 7–8 questions
  • Vocabulary: Idioms, phrases, one-word substitution, Odd one out, spelling errors, synonyms antonyms, word usage, and foreign words – around 8–10 questions
  • Grammar: active-passive, direct & indirect speech, a figure of speech, phrasal verbs, nouns, pronouns, adverb & verb, tenses, articles, subject-verb agreement – around 3-4 questions
  • Verbal ability: Fill within the blanks, para jumbles, error spotting, sentence improvement, sentence rearrangement, sentence or paragraph completion – around 3–4 questions

Business and General Awareness

Candidates need to make a habit of reading newspapers and frequently update their public knowledge and awareness of current events.

  • Current Affairs: National affairs, state affairs, awards, books and authors, government schemes and plans, science & technology, defense, sports, obituaries, agreements and deals, ranking and reports, summits and conferences
  • Business and economy awareness: Awareness of current banking methods, banking terminology, business awareness, business terminology, RBI and its monetary policy, budget, economy, brands and logos – 70% of questions are supported current affairs
  • Static GK: Arts & culture, important dates, geography, history, national parks, headquarters of national and international organizations, and tag lines – around 3–4 questions

Candidates should keep themselves updated on the foremost recent turns of events because the syllabus can be changed in line with the university rules. A daily habit of stories and book reading should be helpful for an exam aspirant. For practice papers, exam tips, quizzes, head over to BYJU’s Exam Prep and get a headstart in your preparations.

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