DU JAT 2018 exam day strategy and last minute preparation tips
Sreetama Datta, 18 Jun 2018, #DU JAT
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The countdown for DU JAT 2018 is on the verge of ending as the test is scheduled for Friday, June 22, 2018. BBA aspirants who are serious about cracking one among the 1162 seats offered at the 15 colleges of Delhi University, 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.

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DU JAT 2018 exam day strategy and last minute preparation tips


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

  • Don’t forget the Admit Card – Your DU JAT 2018 Admit Card is the must carry document for the exam. The admit card has been made available from June 18, 2018, from the official website of University of Delhi. 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 2018 will be conducted in two slots, from 8 AM to 10 AM and from start at 12 noon to 2 PM. According to the exam conducting body, the reporting time starts one hour prior to the exam schedule and the entry will close 15 minutes prior to the commencement of the test.

  • Confirm test centre – Candidates will not be allowed to take the test in any other test centre apart from the one mentioned in the DU JAT 2018 Admit Card. Test takers may visit the test centre in advance to be sure of the exact location and the estimated time it takes to reach the location.

  • Items not to be carried in the test centre – Candidates are not be allowed to carry any personal or electronic computing devices such as calculators, mobile phones, stray pieces of paper, books, notebooks to name a few. They are only allowed to carry pen or pencil side the test centre. 

  • Virtual calculator – Test takers will be provided with a virtual on-screen calculator for basic calculation.

  • Computer based test - The mode of the examination shall be Computer Based Online Test (CBOT). Candidate must enter his/her User Name (Examination Roll No.), Pin
    No. (Date of birth in YYYYMMDD) and Password (which shall be given in the Examination Hall) to login five minutes before the Examination Start time. 
  • Note the marking scheme – For each correct answer, four marks will be awarded and for each wrong answer, one mark would be deducted. Un-attempted questions will be given zero marks. Hence candidates need to be absolutely sure about the accuracy of the answer in order to avoid losing marks through negative marking.

  • Do the rough work in the sheet provided – Test takers 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 2018 roll number on it.
  • Do not leave the test hall before schedule – Candidates would not be allowed to leave the test centre before two hours. Even if they complete the exam prior to schedule, they may utilise the time in revising the answers and ensure that their admit card has been signed by the invigilator.

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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 particularly comfortable in the topic,” mentions Puri.


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Aman Raj Student Expert 22nd Oct, 2019

Hello Vikas

Quantitative Ability

NCERT XI-XII: It is the most important source you need to go through in detail in order to have a good chance at getting SSCBS. Modern maths as they call it form 70% of the total questions asked in this section which involves topics from class XI-XII. Make sure you go through the solved examples and the miscellaneous excercises. Most important topics are complex nos, probability, P&C, matrices, differentiation and arithmetic progressions.

Any random objective Mathematics book: 30% of the quant section is made up of basic mathematics which contains the so-callef simple topics like Time,speed and distance, averages, percentages, ratios and proportions. The questions from these topics are not very tough at JAT level and hence should be prepared to get the easy marks.

Brush up your calculations: The easiest way to brush past the competition is to simply be fast. Make sure you know the squares upto 30, cubes upto 20 and are fast in adding and multiplying 2 and 3 digit numbers. This would give you the competitive edge.

General/Business Awareness

Newspaper: Make a habit of reading the newspaper for atleast an hour everyday. Don't waste your time reading the entire newspaper. The most important sections are sports, economics, world news and editorials. Write down any important facts you think you might forget and go through your notes every Thursday ( any random day.xd)

Jagran Josh app: It is the best online source for improving your GK and develop as a person in general. It posts weekly current affairs and quizzes based on them which helps in solid preparation. Also you can go through monthly current affairs to give a precise overview of the month. Make sure you go through the current affairs of atleast 7 months before the exam date.

Inshorts: I know it doesn't sound scholarly and serious for exam preparations but it has an interactive format which would make you scroll through news and retain it. Worth giving a shot.

Specific internet searches: Individual searches on Google was the best thing I did to get myself ahead of others. Mark the important topics that come frequently in JAT (national parks, geographical features, awards and honours, taglines) and make separate lists and revise them thoroughly.

Pearson book: Static GK is becoming very important to ace the examination and hence it is necessary to prepare this part. You can go for any static GK book. The Pearson book is a good one though.

Verbal Ability

Word power by Norman Lewis: The best book for proving your vocabulary even at the CAT level. At the JAT level the 1st half of the book based in roots of words on less important ( very important in general) and the second part of the book with a list of tough words is the most important. Find a way to learn those odd 800 words and you would find exact words picked out from the list.

SP Bakshi objective English: It is a good book for preparing homonyms, antonyms and synonyms. Also the best book to prepare one word substitutions and idioms which are the most important topics for JAT.

Logical Reasoning

It is the easiest topic to prepare since the level of LR at JAT is at the beginner's level and you should try and attempt all the 25 questions in this section

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Ronak Gala Student Expert 20th Oct, 2019

MATHS - I would refer R.S AGARWAL OF CLASS 11TH AND 12TH… Just stick to basics of the chapter in syllabus.. Also Go for QUANTITATIVE APTITUDE of R.S AGARWAL

REASONING - VERBAL AND NON- VERBAL APTITUDE of R.S AGARWAL and Also solve CLAT materials for reasoning section

ENGLISH- Go for ARIHANT AND S.CHAND materials and Also solve OXFORD'S materials

G.K AND BUSINESS AFFAIRS- Read NEWSPAPERS AND MAGZINES… G.K TODAY will be preferable and play online quiz on current affairs on quiz today

Practice as much questions as you can and stick with basics especially in Maths and English and there you go…

Best of Luck. Thank you.


what is eligibility for this exam please tell me and help me

Aditya kumar Student Expert 16th Oct, 2019

Hello there!


To be eligible  for DU JAT candidate should have cleared Senior Secondary School Examination of CBSE or any other class 12 equivalent examination from any board/recognized institute, university. Candidates belonging to general category should have secured a minimum of 60% in class 12. Candidates who had appeared in the senior secondary examinations and were awaiting their results were eligible to apply as well. For more and detailed information go through https://bschool.careers360.com/articles/du-jat-eligibility-criteria


Is it necessary to have maths in class 12 to give the Jat?

Manidipa Kundu Student Expert 13th Oct, 2019

hello aspirant,

yes, it is necessary to have math in class 12 to appear in DUJAT.  this test is conduct for recruiting candidates for admission in under graduate management course in  B-schools affiliated by delhi university. the eligibility criteria is minimum score of 60 per cent in four papers including English, Mathematics and other two subjects from the list of elective subjects as approved by the University of Delhi.


since i drop this year am i eligible to give du jat 2020 i got 62 % best of 4 and i am an obc

Hello Kunal Chaurasia

Candidates belonging to reserved category should have to secure a minimum of 55% in their 12th. This aggregate should be of mark scored in four subject - English,mathematics, and other two

For more information about eligibility, kindly visit our mentioned below link.


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