DU JAT Exam Analysis

DU JAT 2017 was held on July 9, 2017 from 12 noon to 2 PM deviating from its earlier time of 4:00 P.M. to 6:00 P.M. another change in the exam was that it was conducted in changed format from paper based test to Computer Based test.

 

An important trend in DU JAT 2017 was that the exam was held with a delay of 20 days as compared to DU-JAT 2016 which was held on June 20, 2016 between 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

 

DUJAT 2017: Question paper composition

DU JAT 2017 had many firsts including composition of sections and number of questions. One of the key features in DU-JAT 2017 question paper was that it had broadly 4 sections with 100 questions and the first section was further assorted into two making the questions paper divided into 5 sections. Each question carried 4 marks for right answer and a penalty of -1 mark for each wrong answer. The difficulty level was moderate.

 

There were 100 questions covering different topics on General Awareness, General English, Analytical & Logical Reasoning and Quantitative Aptitude. The Logical reasoning part had questions divided in LR 1 which had 4 questions on arrangements, LR-2 with one DI set having 4 questions, LR-3 having one arrangement set of 5 questions.

 

Section wise Analysis

 

General Awareness
Most of the questions in this section were from Current Affairs. Many questions were business related and a few questions were related to Sports, Culture & International affairs.

Key Topics
Number of questions
Current Affairs
22
Conventional and static GK
  3

Analytical & Logical Reasoning
There were large number of questions based on Arrangement and Comparisons. Some questions were on blood relations, series, puzzles, coding and decoding. A good score here would be between 50 and 60 out of total score of 100.

Key Topics
Number of questions
Comparison
 1
Series
 1
Arrangement
11
Decoding
  2
Data Interpretation
  4
Data Sufficiency
  3
Non Verbal visual reasoning
  2
Mathematical Puzzle
  1
Total number of questions
25

Quantitative Aptitude
This section had few tough questions. The section had questions from higher mathematics, like Set theory, Relations and Functions, Calculus, Co-ordinate geometry, Vectors, Inequality etc. A good score here would be between 40 and 45 out of total score of 100. Level of difficulty can be rated as moderate to tough.

Key Topics
Number of questions
Questions based on Statistics
 3
Profit & loss
 1
Probability
 2
Geometry, Mensuration
 2
Sequence, series, Polynomials
 3
Log, Coordinate Geometry, Matrices
 6
Inequality, Integration, Functions
 4
Differentiation & Limits
 2
Linear equation,
 2
Total number of questions
25

General English
Majority of questions were based on Vocabulary. There were questions on synonyms, word meanings and idioms, Para-jumbles.  There was one Reading comprehension passage on Economics, Maps and Models. The RC passage was followed by 4 questions. Spelling, Antonyms, Fill in the blanks (single), Idioms and Grammar were other prominent topics on which questions were asked. The grammar questions included fill in the blanks based on tenses and prepositions. A good score here would be between 50 and 55 out of total score of 100.

Key Topics
Number of questions
RC passage
 4
Grammar based Fill in the blanks
 5
Vocabulary based questions
 3
Idioms, Phrasal Verbs
 4
Synonyms, Antonyms
 7
Questions on cause and effect
 2
Total questions
25