DU JAT Exam Analysis

Delhi University conducted the Joint Admission Test (DU JAT) 2018 on June 22, 2018 as online Computer Based Test for admission to BBA/BMS programmes 2018-21 in its colleges with low fee structure. DU JAT 2018 was conducted in two different sessions for shift-1 courses and for shift-2 courses in Delhi University affiliated BBA colleges.

 

DU JAT 2018: Two Session Exam

  • DU JAT 2018 Exam time for Shift-1 BBA/BMS Course: From 8AM to 10AM 
  • DU JAT 2018 Exam Time for Shift-2 BBA/BMS Courses: From 12 Noon to 2 PM

DU JAT 2018: Key Highlights

  • DU JAT 2018 Exam was conducted as Online Computer Based Test. The exam was conducted as paper based test till 2016
  • The questions although divided in 4 sections were jumbled up and were not restricted to the section
  • DU JAT 2018 Exam was conducted only at Delhi Centre at the designated colleges in Delhi as its test venues
  • Number of questions remain reduced to 100 in DU JAT 2018. Till 2016 there were 120 questions in DU JAT exam
  •  Each Correct answer carried +4 marks in DU JAT 2018 exam instead of +3 Marks till 2016
  • Negative Marking reduced to 25% in DU JAT 2018 from earlier 33%. Now only one mark is deducted for each wrong answer out of four marks as against one negative mark out of 3 marks.
  • DU JAT 2018 difficulty level remained moderate
  • Use of Simple Calculators allowed
  • Cut offs are expected to go beyond 285 marks for SSCBS and 270+ for DDU and KM

DU JAT 2018: Overall Analysis
DU JAT 2018 as computer based test had moderate to high difficulty level with broadly 4 sections. But in fact with the split of a section into two the test was divided into 5 sections:

 

Total Questions: 100

Number of sections: 4

Difficulty Level: Moderate to Difficult

Sections: General Awareness, General English, Analytical & Logical Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude

Special Feature: Logical Reasoning divided into LR-1 and LR-2 with DI questions

 

Sectional Analysis

 

General English

The section on Verbal Ability in DU JAT 2018 exam was of moderate difficulty level. 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 5 questions which were directly from the passage.

 

Questions on Vocabulary dominated, with 4 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 8 questions from idioms and phrases, which were again every 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.

Breakup of questions:

Topics
Number of Questions
Reading Comprehension
5
Spelling (Vocab)
4
Synonyms, Antonyms (Vocab)
8
Fill-in-the-Blanks
1
Idiom, Phrasal verb
8
Total questions
26

Source: CL DU JAT 2018 Analysis

 

 If you have attempted around 18 questions in this section with accuracy, you could get through the cut offs.

 

Analytical & Logical Reasoning
Divided into two parts, this section was not very difficult but was a bit time consuming. Still the candidates could attempt a good number of 19-22 questions. The topics from which questions were asked in this area were Arrangement, Series, Coding-Decoding, Analogy, Direction, and Syllogism. The level of difficulty was easy.

 

Breakup of questions:

 Topics
Number of Questions
Arrangement
10
Comparison
2
Series
4
Coding – decoding
2
Analogy
3
Direction
1
Syllogism
1
Cube
1
Total
24

 Source: CL DU JAT 2018 Analysis

 

If you have attempted 21+ questions in this section with accuracy, you could expect to get through.  

 

General Awareness
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.

 

Breakup of questions

Topics
Number of questions
Static GK
16
Current Affairs
9

 Source: CL DU JAT 2018 Analysis

 

The questions on current affairs mostly included the time period of two years. However, those who know the answers could attempt this section in 10 minutes and those who did not know the answer did not need to waste time on any question. If you have attempted 16-18 questions in this section with accuracy, you can expect to be shortlisted. 

 

Quantitative Aptitude
This section was easy for those who are good at Mathematics and difficult for those who take more time to solve Quant questions. Overall, the questions were of moderate level of difficulty. The topics covered were Function, Coordinate Geometry, Geometry, Matrices, Sequence and Series, Probability, Statistics, Differentiation, Application of Derivatives, Trigonometry, Vectors, etc.

 

Breakup of questions:

Topics
Number of Questions
Geometry and Mensuration
4
Sequence and Series
1
Probability and Permutation
2
Trigonometry
2
Coordinate Geometry
1
Matrices
2
Integration
1
Functions
2
Differentiation and its Applications
4
Statistics
1
Time and Work
1
Series
1
Vectors
3
Total
25

Source: CL DU JAT 2018 Analysis

 

The section had questions based on modern Math, higher Math, Statistics among other topics, the section was moderate to difficult.

 

19 to 21 questions attempted in this section with high accuracy could be a good attempt to crack the cut off.  One or two questions as is usual for Delhi University may have wrong answer keys in its answer keys for the question paper, to be published shortly on Delhi University website.

 

Expected Cut offs
Following cut offs are expected for top BBA programmes of Delhi University in admission to 2018-21 batch:

 

Delhi University College with BBS/BMS
Expected DU JAT 2018 cut off out of 400
Shaheed Sukhdev College of Business Studies (SSCBS) for BMS BBA FIA
285+
Deen Dayal Upadhyaya College (DDUC) for BMS
265-270
Keshav Mahavidyalaya for BMS
260-265
Sri Guru Gobind Singh College of Commerce
250-260
Sri Guru Teg Bahadur Khalsa College
250-260
Ramanujan College
240-250

 

DU JAT 2018: College Wise BBA/BMS Intake

 Name of DU-JAT 2018 participating College
Total  seats
Shaheed Sukhdev College of Business Studies
185
Deen Dayal Upadhyay College
45
Keshav Mahavidyalaya
45
Sri Guru Gobind Singh College of Commerce
46
Sri Guru Teg Bahadur Khalsa College
46
Ramanujan College
46

 

DU JAT 2018 Analysis by Indian Express: Overall, the paper was an easy one.
The leading daily Indian Express has published DU JAT 2018 Shift-1 (8AM to 10 AM Exam) Analysis with inputs from Career Launcher. Key highlights of the Shift-1 of the Joint Admission Test (JAT) 2018, conducted by the Delhi University (DU), on June 22, for admission into BMS (Bachelor of Management Studies), BA (Hons) Business Economics and BBA (FIA) courses are:

 

Highlights

  • The exam was held in 18 cities across the country.
  • The result is expected to be released in July first week.
  • The exam was conducted online and had a total of 100 questions
  • Each question carried four marks.
  • There was negative marking of 1 mark for every incorrect answer.
  • The questions were not divided into sections and were jumbled up. 
  • Overall, the paper was an easy one  
  • There are 1,147 seats in the 3 courses – BMS, BA (Hons) Business Economics, BBA (FIA)

Section - Wise Analysis

 

General Awareness
This year, majority 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 and the overall level of questions was easy.

 

General English
This area formed some of the easiest questions in the paper. Only one passage based on history (Athens vs Persia) was there and five questions were directly asked about it. Most of the questions were on vocabulary, with four each on correct meaning, antonyms, and spelling corrections. Mostly commonly known words were asked from students. There were eight questions from idioms and phrases, which were again easy. Only one fill-in-the-blanks question was framed and it did not require any special effort and could be completed within 15-20 minutes.

 

Analytical and Logical Reasoning
The topics from which questions were asked in this area were an arrangement, series, coding-decoding, analogy, direction, and syllogism. The students found the area easy to answer. 

 

Quantitative Aptitude
Overall, the questions were of the moderate level. The topics covered were function, co-ordinate geometry, geometry, matrices, sequence and series, probability, statistics, differentiation, application of derivatives, trigonometry, vectors, etc.

 

(Based on inputs from Indian Express published June 22, 2018 6:19:17 pm)  

 

DU-JAT Exam Analysis 2017

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