DU JAT 2017 exam day strategy and last minute preparation tips

Delhi University Joint Admission Test (DU JAT)

DU JAT 2017 exam day strategy and last minute preparation tips

DU JAT 2017 exam day strategy and last minute preparation tipsThe countdown for DU JAT 2017 is on the verge of ending as the test is scheduled for Sunday, July 9, 2017. If you are serious about cracking one among the 1162 seats offered at the 15 colleges of Delhi University, you must have prepared hard for the exam. DU JAT is one of the most coveted BBA entrance exams. To help you take the exam with a better and well-prepared state of mind, this article brings to you the last minute preparation tips and the instructions for the exam day.


Instructions for the Exam Day


Following pointers must be noted by the test takers before going for the test.

  • Don’t forget the Admit Card – Your DU JAT 2017 Admit Card is the must carry document for the exam. The admit card has been made available from July 4, 2017, from the official website of DU JAT. It is the mandatory document to be carried at the test centre without which candidates will not be allowed to appear for the exam.

  • Reach the centre on time – DU JAT 2017 will start at 12 noon and the two-hour duration test is scheduled to get over by 2 PM. According to the exam conducting body, candidates must enter the test centre latest by 11.30 AM. No candidate will be allowed to enter the test centre after the stipulated time.

  • Check again for the correct test centre – You will not be allowed to take the test in any other test centre apart from the one mentioned in your Admit Card. You can visit the test centre in advance to be sure of the exact location and estimated time it takes to reach the location.

  • Items not to be carried in the test centre – You would not be allowed to carry electronic computing devices such as calculators, mobile phones, stray pieces of paper, books, notebooks to name a few.

  • Mark your attendance – Don’t forget to mark your attendance at the exam hall. Show your Admit Card to the invigilator.

  • Note the marking scheme – For each correct answer, 3 marks will be awarded and for each wrong answer, 1 mark would be deducted. Un-attempted questions will be given zero marks. Hence be absolutely sure about the accuracy of the answer in order to avoid losing marks through negative marking.

  • Mark only one option – The exam pattern of DU JAT 2017 includes multiple choice objective type questions. You have to choose the right answer option and click on the corresponding option box.

  • Do the rough work in the sheet provided – You have to do the rough work on the sheet provided. Make sure that you submit the rough sheet at the end of the exam and write your DU JAT 2017 roll number on it.

  • Do not leave the test hall before schedule – You would not be allowed to leave the test centre unless the invigilator allows you to. Even if you complete your exam prior to schedule, utilise the time in revising the answers and ensure that your admit card has been signed by the invigilator.

Exam taking strategy


What should be your strategy towards the test? How many questions should you attempt to have a fair chance? What should be your last moment section wise preparation strategy? Gautam Puri, Vice Chairman, Career Launcher answers all your queries.

 The following table will give you the section wise difficulty level and the number of questions which can be possible attempted.


Now let us have a look at the section wise question types and the topics that are commonly asked and last minute preparation tips.


DU JAT Exam Pattern

Name of the Section

Number of questions

Difficulty Level

Possible Attempts

General Awareness



12 – 15

General English


Easy - Moderate

16 – 19

Analytical & Logical Reasoning



18 – 21

Quantitative Aptitude


Easy - Moderate

15 – 18

General Awareness: This section has the majority of questions from Current GK. Questions are mainly asked from Economics and Business Awareness. A couple of questions from Polity, Books and Authors etc. are also asked.


General English: This section is dominated by Vocabulary and Reading Comprehension.


Analytical & Logical Reasoning: This section is a good mix of questions from Logical and Mathematical Reasoning. Questions are asked from Deductive Logic, Statement Assumptions, Analogy, Visual Reasoning, Series, Data Interpretation and Arrangements.


Quantitative Aptitude: This section is dominated by Higher Math. Questions are also asked from the areas like Number System, Arithmetic, Permutations and Combinations, Algebra, Geometry and Probability.


According to Puri, Analytical & Logical Reasoning and General English are comparatively easy in this exam, so the test takers should try to make their maximum their score in these two sections. “It is to be noted that questions from Higher Math are asked only in this entrance exam for BBA. Hence, a student, who is confident of his/her preparation in the remaining topics, may choose not to prepare for Higher Math if he is not particular comfortable in the topic,” mentions Puri.


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First Published On : 25 Jun 2014 02:54 PM IST
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