Delhi University Joint Admission Test [ DU-JAT ]

By Srushti Pargat Last Updated: December 08th, 2020

DU-JAT 2021

Delhi University Joint Admission Test is national level admission test which is conducted by the Delhi University for aspirants of Bachelor of Management Studies (BMS), Bachelor of Business Administration (Financial Investment Analysis) and BA (Business Economics) courses in Delhi University. The DU-JAT is conducted online usually in the month of June, so we can expect DU-JAT 2021 to be held in June 2021. The duration of the examination is 2 hours and all questions are in MCQ (Multiple Choice Questions) format. There will be 4 options, to choose the answer from, for each question. Further details regarding DU-JAT 2021 have been provided below.

2021 Important Updates

A list of tentative dates and important events for Delhi University Joint Admission Test 2021 is as follows:

Events Dates
Commencement of online registration and filling of application forms 3rd week of June, 2021
Last date to fill application form 4th week of June, 2021
Availability of admit card 1st week of July, 2021
Date of examination 2nd week of July, 2021
Declaration of result August, 2021
Commencement of counselling process August, 2021
Classes will start September 2021

The DU-JAT Admission Brochure 2021 is expected to be published in the official website of DU in the March of 2021. All details regarding the examination will be available in the admission brochure.

DU-JAT 2021 Exam Pattern

The exam is a computer-based examination with a duration of 2 hours. There are a total of 400 questions, each carrying equal marks. Each correct answer will fetch 4 marks and 1 mark will be deducted for every wrong answer. If any question is marked twice, it will be considered wrong. However, there is no negative marking for un-attempted questions. The question paper is available in English language only. 

There are a total of four sections in which the entire question paper is divided. The sections are:

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

The structure of DU JAT 2021 has been elaborated below:

Sections No. of Questions Marks Allotted
General English  25 100
Quantitative Ability  25 100
Reasoning and Analytical Ability 25 100
Business and General Awareness 25 100


The first section, i.e, QUANTITATIVE ABILITY, consisting of 25 questions will cover topics like:

Base System
Successive Division
Simple & Compound Interest
Algebraic Operations
Maxima & Minima
Sequence & Series

The second section, i.e, REASONING AND ANALYTICAL ABILITY, consisting of 25 questions will cover topics like

Blood Relations
Order & Ranking
Seating Arrangement (Circular, Linear, Tabular)
Clocks & Calendar
Assertion Reason
Statement & Assumption
Statement & Course of Action 
Cause & Effect 
Water Images 
Paper Folding 
Figure Matrix 

The third section, i.e, GENERAL ENGLISH, consisting of 25 questions will cover topics like

Reading Comprehension
Inference based
The tone of the passage
Synonym & Antonym (the meaning of a particular word used in the passage)
Other topics under General English
Idioms & Phrases
Spelling Errors
Foreign Words
Figures of Speech
Para jumbles
Sentence Rearrangement

The fourth section, i.e, BUSINESS AND GENERAL AWARENESS, consisting of 25 questions will cover topics like

National Affairs
State Affairs
Books & Authors
Science & Technology
Agreement & Deals
Summits & Conferences
Banking Terminology
Business Terminology

Eligibility Criteria

The National Testing Agency defines the rules and criteria to be considered while granting admissions to the candidates. The essential criteria are mentioned below:

  • Candidates must have a minimum qualification of Class 12 examination from any recognized board/university of India.
  • Candidates must not have any backlogs in any of their previous examinations.
  • There is no age limit mentioned by NTA for appearing for the examination.
  • Candidates belonging to the general category are required to secure a minimum of 60% of total marks in aggregate in their class 12 examination.
  • Candidates belonging to reserved categories like SC, ST, CW, and PwD are expected to attain a minimum of 55% of total marks in aggregate for their Class 12 examination.
  • Candidates belonging to the OBC category are expected to secure a minimum of 54% of total marks in aggregate in their class 12 examination.
  • Candidates waiting for their Class 12 examination result can also apply.

Application Procedure

Application forms will be available online in the official website. Candidates cannot, in any way, fill the form or pay in any offline mode.

The steps of the application procedure have been elaborated below:

Step 1 - Creating an Account

Candidates are required to create a login ID and password with a valid email address.

Step 2 – Form filling

After creating login ID, candidates have to log back in to fill out the following details:

  • Name
  • Date of birth
  • Address for correspondence
  • Contact details
  • Class 10 board exam marks
  • Class 12 board exam marks
  • Annual family income etc.

Step 3 – Course selection

The next step involves selection of the course that the candidate wants to pursue. The following options are given to aspirants to choose their course from:

·       Bachelor of Business Administration and Finance and Investment Analysis (BBA, FIA)

  • Bachelor of Management Studies (BMS)
  • BA (H) Business Economics

Step 4 – Payment of fee

Depending on the category and the number of subjects that the candidate has chosen, the application fee will vary. The payment will be solely online and candidates can pay with credit or debit cards or through net banking process, whichever is easier.

Fee Structure

The fee structure according to the category of candidates have been given below:

Candidates will have to pay the fee through an online payment gateway only. They can use a credit card, debit card, or net banking facility for the payment of fees.

Category Application fee (INR)
General/OBC 750
ST/ SC/ PwD/ CW 300
Foreign Students It will depend on the norms and guidelines of Delhi University
Additional Registration fee for ECA/Sports 100
Admission Cancellation Fee 1000

Step 5 - Final steps

The acknowledgement slip that will be generated after the candidates pay the application fee successfully, needs to be taken a print of for future purposes.

Preparation Tips

  • Getting into DU colleges is many students’ dream. The entrance test is naturally a little tricky considering its reputation. It is important for the candidate to prepare as much as possible so as to stand a better chance at getting in.
  • A thorough understanding of the syllabus and the exam pattern is important. Hit the college libraries and do as much research as possible.
  • After you get a grip on these, prepare a strategy based on your own needs. Make a routine and no matter what happens, follow it at any cost.
  • Look for old question papers and solve as many as you can. That would give you an idea on the exam pattern and help you decide which topics to stress on.
  • Eat healthily and get enough amount of sleep to process information and also for the best possible outcome.


Q. How many courses do the participating institutes of DU JAT 2020 offer?

A. Candidates will be given a choice of 3 undergraduate courses through DU-JAT and those are: BMS, BBA (FIA) and B.A (Hons.) in Business Economics.

Q. Is there a need to fill separate application forms for applying to different colleges?

A. There is no need to separately apply in different colleges. By filling the registration form for DU-JAT, the candidates are eligible for admission in any of the participating colleges.

Q. Can I apply for multiple programmes through a single form?

A. Yes, you may apply for more than one course through a single DU JAT 2021 application form.

Q. What important documents are required while filling the application form?

A. Candidates are required to keep the following documents ready before filling the DU JAT 2021 Application Form.

  • High School Marksheet
  • Class XII Marksheet
  • Category Certificate (if any)

Q. When will the application process of 2021 begin?

A. DU JAT 2021 registration will begin from the 3rd week of June 2021.

Best Wishes to all DU-JAT aspirants from the CollegeMarg Team!

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