DU JAT 2018 Analysis - Moderate Difficulty Level test with easy Analytical and Logical Reasoning section
Aditi Garg, 26 Jun 2018, #DU JAT
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DU JAT 2018 Analysis - Delhi University Joint Admission Test (DU JAT) for Bachelor of Management Studies (BMS) was held on June 22, 2018 by the University of Delhi in 18 cities across India. DU JAT 2018 was conducted in online mode. It was only last year that DU JAT started being conducted in computer based mode. Total duration of the exam was two hours and was held in two shifts - 8 AM to 10 AM and 12 PM to 2 PM. According to Career Launcher, the difficulty level of the exam was easy to moderate. This article brings to you the detailed DU JAT 2018 analysis so that candidates may assess their performance and also for future aspirants to help them prepare better.|

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Before going for the detailed section-wise exam analysis of DU JAT 2018, let us have a look at the exam pattern and the exam setup at the centres. As soon as the exam commenced in the exam hall, a series of instructions were displayed on the screen. Candidates were expected to read the instructions carefully before proceeding to start the test. DU JAT 2018 consisted of four broad sections; namely General Awareness, General English, Analytical and Logical Reasoning and Quantitative Aptitude; and saw no particular order of the questions from each of the sections. Thus, the questions appeared in a random manner from each section, but candidates were given the liberty to check the overview of the answered and unattempted questions on the side panel. They could also keep track of time through the timer set on their screen which started as soon as the exam began. Besides, candidates could also make use of the scientific calculator and exam status (overview of the answered, unanswered and flagged questions) on the side panel. In case they wanted to review it or bookmark it later, they were offered the option to 'flag' the question.

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Now, let us look at the exam difficulty level of DU JAT entrance 2018. According to the DU JAT exam analysis 2018, the overall exam can be considered to be of moderate difficulty level. I consisted of a total of 100 questions carrying 400 marks in all. Every correct answer will fetch four marks while one mark shall be deducted for every incorrect answer. As per the selection criteria of DU JAT, 65 per cent weightage will be given to the entrance test and 35 per cent weightage shall be given for the qualifying examinations (based on 12th standard scores). 



DU JAT Exam Pattern 2018

Name of the Sections

Number of Questions

Difficulty Level

General Awareness


Easy - Moderate

General English



Analytical and Logical Reasoning



Quantitative Aptitude



Each question carried four marks and there was a negative mark of one mark for each wrong answer.


DU JAT 2018 Analysis


Let us take a detailed look at sectional analysis of DU JAT exam 2018.


DU JAT Analysis 2018 - General Awareness


Most of the questions in this section were from current affairs with a couple of questions from static GK. The difficulty level of this section was easy to moderate. Experts from Career Launcher mentions, "Unlike last year, most of the questions from this area were from static GK; and covered Sports, Literature, Science, Economics, History, etc. Only six questions dealt with Current Affairs.  Overall, the level of questions was easy." Some examples of the questions asked in General Awareness section of DU JAT 2018 are given below:


General Awareness


Number of Questions

Static GK


Current Affairs




1. Which Indian Olympian boxer won her fifth gold medal at 2017 Asian Championships?

  • Mary Kom
  • Sarjubala Devi
  • Laishram Sarita Devi
  • Kavita Goyat

2. If both the President and Vice President of India are unavailable, who among the following would discharge the functions?

  • Any person nominated by the President or Vice-President
  • Prime Minister of India
  • The Lok Sabha Speaker
  • The Chief Justice of India

3. Who has been named as 'TIME Person of the Year?'

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi
  • President Donald Trump
  • The Silence Breakers
  • President Xi Jinping

4. Where is the Headquarters of SAARC located?

  • Jakarta 
  • Manila
  • Kathmandu
  • New Delhi

5. The Sultan Azlah Shah Cup is related to which sport?

  • Cricket
  • Badminton
  • Hockey
  • Table Tennis

6. Om Prakash Rawat is 

  • India's envoy to Pakistan
  • Chief of Army Staff
  • Chief Election Commissioner
  • Deputy governor of RBI

7. Sagarbandhu, the CSR initiative for helping the fishermen in Gujarat, is the CSR initiative of which Company?

  • Tata Power
  • HUL
  • RIL
  • Indian Oil Ltd.

8. The world's smallest country is

  • Vatican City
  • Maldives
  • Peru
  • Bhutan

DU JAT 2018 Analysis - General English


The topics included in English section were Spelling, Antonyms, Fill in the blanks (single), Idioms, finding suitable words for the given word and Grammar. The antonyms were a bit difficult, while spellings were on the easier side. Overall, most students found the English section of this year’s paper doable. The sectional difficulty level has been rated as easy by Career Launcher. The expert from the coaching institute states, "The questions from this area were some of the easiest in the paper. There was just one passage based on History (Athens vs Persia) followed by five questions which were directly from the passage. Questions on Vocabulary dominated, with four questions each on correct meaning, antonyms, and spelling corrections. Most of the words were common that the students have come across often while reading. There were eight questions from idioms and phrases, which were easy; and frequently encountered in day-to-day reading. With just one question on Fill-in-the-Blanks, these questions did not require any special effort; and could have been completed within 15-20 minutes."


The topics and number of questions are given below in the table. 


DU JAT 2018 Topics from General English


Number of Questions

Reading Comprehension









Fill in the blanks




Some examples of the questions asked in English section of DU JAT 2018 are given below:


1. Choose the most suitable antonym: DESPONDENT-

  • Revengeful
  • Cheerful
  • Peaceful
  • Correspondent

2. Find the most suitable word for the phrase 'That which cannot be avoided'-

  • untenable
  • impregnable
  • unaccountable
  • inevitable

3. Choose the pair that best represents similar relationship to the one expressed int he original pair of words: Depressed:Sad

  • Exhausted:tired
  • Neat:Considerate
  • Towering:Cringing
  • Progressive:regressive

4. Choose the most suitable antonym: BELLIGERENT

  • Literate
  • Friendly
  • Intelligent
  • Stupid

5. Choose the word spelt incorrectly

  • Pernicious
  • Obnoctitious
  • Scintillating
  • Serendipity 

DU JAT 2018 Analysis - Analytical and Logical Reasoning


Career Launcher mentions that the sectional difficulty level was easy. The topics which were covered in this section includes – Series, Arrangement, Analogy, Mathematical puzzle, Coding-Decoding, Statement cause and effect. 


The following table brings to you the breakup of this section:


DU JAT 2018 Topics from Analytical and Logical Reasoning


Number of Questions















Coding – Decoding



The difficulty level of the section was easy. Some examples of the questions asked in English section of DU JAT 2018 are given below:


1. Complete the following sequence: 5G7, 7H10, 10I14, 14J19

  • 19K25
  • 16K20
  • 18K21
  • 17K21

2. Fact 1: Kamal has 4 vehicles.

Fact 2: Two of the vehicles are red

Fact 3: One of the vehicles is a minivan

If the first three statements are facts, then which of the following must also be a fact?

1. Kamal has a minivan

2. Kamal has 3 cars

3. Kamal's favourite colour is red

  • 2 only
  • 2 and 3 only
  • 1 only
  • none of the above

3. If NAME is written as 13261422, then TEAM can be written as ?

  • 7142622
  • 7222614
  • 7262214
  • 1426227

4. In a certain language, 'you are great', means 'water is cold'. 'They are poor' means 'rain is heavy' and 'poor not great' means 'heavy never cold'. Which word stands for 'rain'? 

  • Poor
  • You
  • They
  • Not

DU JAT 2018 Analysis - Quantitative Aptitude


Most of the questions in this section were from Set theory, Limits, Coordinate Geometry, Relation and Function, Geometry, Sequence and series, Probability, Logarithm, Matrices and determinants, Differentiation, Application of Integration and Equation/ Inequality. This section was of moderate difficulty level.


The following table brings to you the topics and number of questions covered under this section:


DU JAT 2018 Topics from Quantitative Aptitude 

Geometry and Mensuration


Sequence and Series


Probability and Permutation




Coordinate Geometry








Differentiation and its Applications




Time and Work









Some examples of the questions asked in English section of DU JAT 2018 are given below:


1. Find value of k, if area of the triangle is 125 square units with vertices  (0,0), (k,0) and (4,3).

  • k=0
  • k=6
  • k=9
  • k=8

2. ABCD is a parallelogram. If coordinates A, B and C are (4,6), (2,8), and (0,-4) respectively, what is the coordinate of D? 

  • (6,-4)
  • (2,-4)
  • (2,-6)
  • (4,-4)

3. The functions of f and g are defined as f={(2,4),(6,10),(8,2)} and g={(4,6),(10,2),(2,6)}. Then fog and gof =

  • fog={(4,8),(2,2),(6,6)} and gof={(8,4),(2,2), (6,10)}
  • They do not exist
  • fog={(4,10),(10,4),(2,10)} and gof={(2,6),(6,2),(8,6)}
  • fog={(10,4),(4,10),(10,2) and gof={(6,2),(2,6), (6,8)} 

The result of DU JAT 2018 is expected to be declared in the first week of July 2018 after which qualified candidates will have to appear for the DU JAT selection procedure. As many as 15 colleges under University of Delhi are accepting DU JAT 2018 scores for 1162 seats under BMS, BBA (FIA) and B.A (Hons) Business Economics programmes. DU JAT answer key 2018 has been released by DU in online mode on June 26. 


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