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DU JAT exam 2021 eligibility criteria, syllabus, exam pattern, study plan, vacancies, salary, and more


DU JAT is a test conducted to determine the eligibility of aspirants for admission to the colleges affiliated to Delhi University. Online applications are invited annually all across India. Thousands dream of clearing the DU JAT every year, but it’s only the best who prepare and show resilience to be worthy of the vacant positions.

DU JAT 2021 At A Glance

OrganizationDelhi University Joint Admission Test
CoursesBBA, BMS, BA Hons. Business Economics
Application ModeOnline
Selection ProcessComputer-Based Test (CBT)
Official Website

DU JAT 2021 Notification

DU JAT has recently released the official notification for the DU JAT 2021 on 27 July 2021. You can view it here.

DU JAT Dates 2021

You can find all the information regarding important dates here in the table below:

DU JAT Notification Date27 July 2021
Start Date for Online Application2 August 2021
Last Date for Applying Online31 August 2021
Release of Admit CardsTo be notified
CBT Date26 to 30 September 2021
DU JAT 2021 ResultTo be notified

Eligibility Criteria for DU JAT Posts

  • Educational Qualification:

You must pass 10+2 from a government-recognized board with no less than 60% aggregate for General category candidates, 55% for SC/ST/CW/PwD candidates.

If you apply while still awaiting your final result.

  • Age Limit:

There is no age requirement for the DU JAT.

  • Weightage Criteria

DU JAT: 65%

10+2 marks: 35%

DU JAT Application Fee

CategoryApplication Fee
General/SC/ST/EWS/PwDINR 750

DU JAT 2021 Application Form

It had been notified that the DU JAT online application forms would be available from 2 August 2021 to 31 August 2021. You can apply for DU JAT 2021 here.

Steps to Apply for DU JAT 2021

If you are planning to sit for the DU JAT 2021, here’s the application procedure you need to follow diligently:

  • Go to the official website and register yourself with your personal and contact details.
  • Fill out the DU JAT application form 2021.
  • Upload the required scanned photographs and documents.
  • Pay the application fee.
  • Keep a copy of the submitted form for future reference.

Admit Card

The admit cards for the DU JAT 2021 are yet to be released by the officials. You can expect them to be released nearly 15 days prior to the exam. Keep checking the official website to get access to the admit cards.

DU JAT List of Vacancy

There are a total of 1162 seats available for candidates, inclusive of all colleges affiliated to Delhi University.

DU JAT 2021 Reservation List

The reservation list for the DU JAT entails reserving seats for the different categories of candidates appearing for the exam. 15% of the total number of seats are reserved for candidates belonging to Scheduled Tribes, whereas 7.5% seats are reserved for candidates of Scheduled Castes.

To know more about the vacant seats and reservation guidelines, visit the official site.

DU JAT Selection Process

The DU JAT 2021 recruitment takes place in the following steps:

  • Computer-Based Test (CBT): 65% weightage
  • 10+2 marks: 35% weightage

DU JAT 2021 Exam Pattern

The pattern for the DU JAT looks like this:

SectionNumber of Questions
General English25
Quantitative Ability25
Business and General Awareness25
Reasoning and Analytical Ability25

Note: The questions will be Multiple-Choice Questions. Each question carries 4 marks if answered correctly; the failure to do so will cost you 1 mark. You will be allotted 2 hours for the exam.

DU JAT 2021 Syllabus

The DU JAT 2021 syllabus looks like this:

Quantitative AbilityGeneral EnglishReasoning and Analytical AbilityBusiness and General Awareness
Numbers System, Profit and loss, Fractions and decimals, Ratio and proportion, Simple and Compound Interest, Time and Work, Time, Speed, and Distance, Averages and Percentages, Trigonometry, Geometry, Lines, Angles and Triangles, Mensuration, StatisticsGrammar and its Usage, Common Errors identification, Synonyms and Antonyms, Vocabulary Word-Formation, Comprehension, One-Word substitution, Fill in the Blanks, Word Pairing, Error-SpottingVerbal Analogy, Number Series, Direction and Distance Diagram, Missing Number Series, Ranking, Blood Relations, Venn Diagrams, Puzzles, Mirror ImagesCurrent Affairs, Geography, History and Politics, Indian Nationalism, Economy and Finance, Books and Authors, General Science, Awards and Honors

DU JAT 2021 Result

The results for the DU JAT 2021 are yet to be released by the officials. Keep checking the official website to know the result dates when they are uploaded.

DU JAT 2021 Cut-offs

There is no official cut off for DU JAT 2021; however individual colleges have the liberty to decide their own cut offs. The DU JAT scores are accepted by 16 distinct colleges under DU, namely:

  • Gargi College
  • Ramanujan College
  • Aryabhatta College
  • Keshav Mahavidyalaya
  • Bhim Rao Ambedkar College
  • College of Vocational Studies
  • Deen Dayal Upadhyaya College
  • Shivaji College
  • Lakshmibai College
  • Shaheed Sukhdev College for Business Studies
  • Guru Tegh Bahadur Khalsa College
  • Sri Guru Nanak Dev Khalsa College
  • Sri Guru Gobind Singh College of Commerce
  • Maharaja Agrasen College
  • Shaheed Rajguru College of Applied Sciences for Women (W)
  • Ram Lal Anand College

You can check the website of the college of your choice to know whether it has its individual cut offs.

DU JAT 2021 Exam Analysis

These are the key topics that were noticed frequenting the DU JAT papers:

  • Business and General Awareness
  • Quantitative Ability
  • Reasoning and Analytical Ability
  • General English

A few key points to remember:

  • You will have 2 hours to complete the paper
  • There will be 100 questions of 400 marks in total. Each section will have 25 Multiple-Choice Questions.
  • The paper is available in English only.
  • Each question will include 4 distinct options to choose from.

Marking Scheme:

  • Each correct answer will be awarded 4 marks.
  • There is -1 marking for incorrect answers.

Difficulty Level

SectionDifficulty Level
General EnglishLow
Quantitative AbilityModerate
Business and General AwarenessModerate
Reasoning and Analytical AbilityLow

Be thorough with each of these topics, and keep track of time.

The DU JAT 2021 exam is not hard, but preparation is key.

DU JAT Preparation Tips

Here are a few steps to help you prepare for the DU JAT 2021 Exam:

  • Start by familiarizing yourself thoroughly with the syllabus and its detailed sub-topics. That is always the foremost step in preparation. You must know the syllabus like the back of your hand.
  • Once the syllabus is clear, move onto the list of books you will get your hands on. The choice of books is crucial, for it has the power to make or break your chances of acing the exam. Ensure you buy the right books.
  • Note down the topics and theories that are common in every textbook, so that you do not confuse or overwhelm yourself every time you see a pile of untouched books.
  • Once you think you know a substantial amount, you can move onto solving practice papers. There are plenty available online as well as on the DU official site. Solve at least 1 paper a day and make a note of your weak areas, so that you can focus on just that later in the same day. Solving practice papers can teach you as much as reading a textbook can.
  • When you have solved ample practice papers, it's time to sit for timed mock tests, either at home or preferably in a testing set-up. Evaluate your scores thoroughly and work on the areas where you are faltering.

DU JAT Question Papers

Here are a few previous years question papers for the DU JAT:

For more previous years question papers, visit the official DU website.

DU JAT 2021 Books

General English

  • High School English Grammar and Composition: Wren and Martin
  • Objective General English: Arihant Publications
  • Word Power Made Easy: Norman Lewis

Reasoning and Analytical Ability

  • Modern Approach to Verbal and Non-verbal Reasoning: R.S. Agarwal
  • Analytical Reasoning: M. K. Pandey
  • A New Approach to Reasoning, Verbal and Non-Verbal: B.S. Sijwali, Indu Sijwali

Quantitative Ability

  • SmartBook: S. Chand
  • Quantitative Aptitude: R.S. Agarwal
  • Data Interpretation: Arun Sharma
  • Objective Mathematics: Tarun Goyal

Business and General Awareness

  • India Year Book: Publications Divisions
  • Manorama Year Book
  • Banking Awareness: Arihant Publications

DU JAT Study Plan

Here's how you should plan your study hours to make to most out of them:

  • Solve previous years papers and sit for timed mock tests at home or preferably at your nearest test centre.
  • Be aware of the current affairs of India and the world, in general. Watch news channels and read newspapers such as The Hindu and The Economic Times for worldly affairs.
  • Rigorously solve quizzes on general knowledge. There are plenty of quizzes available online. Additionally, books such as the Manorama Yearbook are great sources of up-to-date information.
  • The PIB (Public Information Bureau) website is a good place to start with if you are confused about where to begin your general awareness preparation. It’ll help you sharpen your knowledge base extensively.
  • If there are sections or topics to memorize or understand from scratch, try to get to them first thing after waking up in the morning. Our brains are at their best capacity early in the morning.

You must fortify your basics, and the rest will come easy. Confidence is the key to success, be it DU JAT or otherwise. Begin preparation early, and be diligent in your effort. Good luck!