DU JAT Exam Analysis

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Updated on July 08, 2019

 

DU JAT 2019 exam on July 6 was almost on similar pattern as that of last year. Candidates feared that there could be a different type of DU JAT this year as NTA conducted DU JAT this year but DU JAT 2019 remained almost on the same pattern as that of last year. Like last year, the questions from different areas were jumbled in the test paper.

 

National Testing Agency (NTA) was assigned the job of conducting the DU JAT this year. MBAUniverse.com brings here the DU JAT exam analysis 2019 with the key changes in exam pattern, scoring pattern, difficulty level and expected cut off for admission along with the DU JAT Analysis 2019 by Career Launcher one of the important coaching institutes in India.

 

DU JAT Analysis: Competition for 1150 Seats for BBA/BMS Admission
Below is shared the number of candidates in DU JAT, actual number of serious candidates and the nearly actual number of candidates for admission based on their performance in the exam:

  • Total Candidates in DU JAT 2019: 20000
  • Less 10% Not Taking Exam or Ineligible: (-) 2000
  • Number of Test takers (Tentative): 18000
  • Non-serious candidates who attempt less than 35 to 40% of Question paper: 8000
  • Serious candidates competing for admission: 10000
  • Candidates who ensure to attempt more than 60% questions: 2500 to 3000
  • Total number of seats in DU colleges for BBA/BMS/BA: 1150
  • Competition in DU JAT 2019: 1:3 (Maximum three candidates fighting for one seat)

(Above Data based on MBAUniverse.com Research)

 

Delhi University Joint Admission Test (DU JAT) 2019 was conducted on July 6, 2019 as online Computer Based Test for admission to BBA/BMS programmes 2019 in Delhi University colleges. The exam was conducted in two shifts. The shift-1 DU JAT exam was from 12 Noon 2 P.M. and shift-2 exam is from 4 PM to 6 PM.

 

DU JAT 2019 was conducted by National Testing Agency (NTA) for the first time instead of Delhi University which has been conducting DU JAT for the last many years. The test takers were worried about the DU JAT 2019 test structure, difficulty level, type of questions since this was the first NTA DU JAT. However, the exam did not deviate from its basic pattern and remained more or less on last year DU JAT pattern.

 

The exam had 100 questions which were jumbled in four different areas – Quantitative Aptitude, Analytical & Logical Reasoning, General English, Business & General Awareness (GK). The test takers found that the questions from one area were mixed into other area questions. It is estimated that around 18000 candidates have appeared in DU JAT 2019 exam alone to explore admission opportunity in Low Fee BMS/BBA courses in the 20 colleges affiliated to Delhi University.

 

DU JAT 2019 Analysis: Highlights

  • DU JAT 2019 Exam was conducted as Online Computer Based Test. Earlier 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 2019 Exam was conducted at many centres in Delhi and outside, instead of earlier only at Delhi Centre
  • Number of questions reduced to 100 in DU JAT 2019. Till 2016 there were 120 questions in DU JAT exam
  • Each Correct answer carried +4 marks in DU JAT 2019
  • Negative Marking reduced to 25% in DU JAT 2019 from earlier 33%. Now only 1 mark is deducted for each wrong answer out of 4 marks as against 1 negative mark out of 3 marks earlier.
  • DU JAT 2019 difficulty level remained moderate
  • Use of Simple Calculators allowed
  • Cut offs are expected to go beyond 280 marks for SSCBS and 270+ for DDU and KM

DU JAT 2019: Two Session Exam
DU JAT 2019 was conducted in two shifts on July 6, 2019 as under:

  • DU JAT 2019 Exam time for Shift-1 BBA/BMS Course: From 12 Noon to 2 PM 
  • DU JAT 2019 Exam Time for Shift-2 BBA/BMS Courses: From 4 PM to 6 PM

DU JAT 2019: Overall Analysis
DU JAT 2019 as computer based test had overall moderate difficulty level although few questions were found more difficult. There were with broadly 4 sections, but with the split of a section into two the test was divided into 5 sections and many questions from one section were mixed to other section

  • Total Questions: 100
  • Type of Questions: MCQs
  • Number of sections: 4
  • Paper Composition: General Awareness, General English, Analytical & Logical Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude
  • Difficulty Level: Moderate to Difficult

DU JAT 2019 Analysis by Career Launcher
The two slots of the Joint Admission Test for admissions to Bachelor of Management Studies (BMS)/BBE and BFIA  2019, on July 06, 2019 had different papers. The test papers would be evaluated through the process of normalization, to bring parity for both slots. The exam was conducted by University of Delhi in collaboration with National Testing Agency (NTA). The paper was administered online. A total of 100 questions were to be attempted in the stipulated time period of 2 hours. Each question carried four marks and there was a negative mark of one mark for each incorrect answer.

 

Key Highlight: There was no section in the paper and the questions were jumbled. There were broadly four areas in the paper, wiz General Awareness, General English, Analytical & Logical Reasoning and Quantitative Aptitude. Overall, the level of the paper was easy-moderate.

 

General Awareness
Unlike last year, General Knowledge questions were primarily from current affairs. Quite a few questions were from the month of May. Overall, the level of difficulty in this section was Easy. Questions were from all possible areas. There was a question based on tagline too.

 

Students found the section to be easier. Questions based on personalities like Geeta Gopinath, Swatch Sarwekshan, Sponsor of Afghanistan Cricket Team, Minister for Small and Micro Enterprises ministry, etc. proved to be very easy for them.

 

General English
Much like last year, the questions based on English were easy. With one passage for reading comprehension, students got enough time to work with other areas. The questions which followed the passage were direct and fact based. Questions based on vocabulary were easy and students come across often while reading. Questions from idioms and phrases which were again every easy and used generally in day to day reading. This section didn’t require any special effort and would have been completed within 15-20 minutes.

 

Topics
Number of Questions
Reading Comprehension
5
Spelling (Vocab)
2
Synonyms, Antonyms (Vocab)
5
Fill in the blanks
4
Idiom, Phrasal verb
2
Para-jumbles
2
Grammar based
3
Sentence Correction
3

Analytical & Logical Reasoning

Like other areas, the questions based on reasoning were easy. With questions mostly from Analytical reasoning, most students felt comfortable attempting the paper. Unlike the first slot, the second slot had only one arrangement set. The second slot also had a question based on mirror image.

 

The breakup of this section is as follows:

 

Topics
Number of Questions
Arrangement (circular, linear)
6
Series
1
Coding – decoding (1 set)
4
Syllogism
3
Reason-Assertion
1
Analogy
1

Quantitative Aptitude
Overall, the level of difficulty of the Quantitative Aptitude section was Moderate. Most questions were from class XI-XII level and on expected lines. The difficulty level of the questions was much like 2018.

 

The breakup of this section is as follows:

Topics
Number of Questions
Geometry and Mensuration
3
Trigonometry
2
Coordinate Geometry
3
Matrices
2
Integration
1
Functions
3
Differentiation and its applications
2
Time and work
1
Vectors
3

Depending upon practice, one would have easily attempted 80+ questions in the paper.

 

Overall, the paper in both slots can be rated moderately difficult. It is expected that cut-off for BMS program at Shaheed Sukhdev College of Business Studies should be around 260+ and for Deen Dayal Updhyaya and Keshav Mahavidyalaya, the cut offs are likely to be 255+ and 250+, respectively.

 

Disclaimer: All information on cut-offs, analysis, answer key and scores are based on independent analysis and evaluation made by Career Launcher. We do not take responsibility for any decision that might be taken, based on this information.

(Source: DU JAT Analysis shared by CL)

 

DU JAT Analysis of Answer Keys: Check on July 9
NTA will release DU JAT Answer Key on July 9, much before declaration of DU JAT 2019 final result on July 20, 2019.  The test takers will be given the opportunity to view and challenge the DU answer key 2019 in 48 hours of its release, if they find that the same are not correct. . Read More 

 

Expected DU JAT Cut offs 2019
Following cut offs are expected in DU JAT shift-1 exam for top BBA programmes of Delhi University in admission to 2019:

Delhi University College with BBS/BMS
Expected DU JAT 2019 cut off out of 400
Shaheed Sukhdev College of Business Studies (SSCBS) for BMS BBA FIA
265-270
Deen Dayal Upadhyaya College (DDUC) for BMS
255-260
Keshav Mahavidyalaya for BMS
250-255
Sri Guru Gobind Singh College of Commerce
245-250
Sri Guru Teg Bahadur Khalsa College
240-245
Ramanujan College
240-245

DU-JAT Analysis for 2018

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

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