DU JAT 2021 Exam Pattern

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Updated on
April 20, 2021

DU JAT 2021 exam will be conducted by NTA. It will be a LAN Based CBT (Computer Based Test). The exam dates will be announced soon. It is expected that the DU JAT exam 2021 will be held between July 19 and 24 2021 for admission to BBA/BBS 2021-22 session. The exam is delayed due to Covid pandemic. 


Dates for DU JAT 2021 will be announced by National Testing Agency in a few days.  NTA is likely to conduct the DU JAT 2021 exam for BBA admission in the colleges affiliated to Delhi University between July 19 and July 24, 2021 as online computer based test.  Read all the latest updates on DUJAT 2021 Exam and admission process in top Delhi University BBA colleges accepting DUJAT score


DU JAT 2021 exam pattern has changed as the DU JAT exam is now conducted by National Testing Agency (NTA) and not by Delhi University. Key changes announced in the DU JAT 2021 exam pattern as are under:  

  • DU JAT is LAN Based CBT (Computer Based Test)
  • The Exam duration is 2 hours
  • DU JAT is conducted in two shifts – Morning & Evening for different entrance based courses
  • Morning Shift of DU JAT is from 12 Noon to 2 PM and Evening shift is from 4 PM to 6PM
  • Total questions in the test paper are 100
  • Type of questions are Multiple-Choice Questions (MCQs)
  • Questions are divided equally in 4 sections
  • Marks allotted for each correct answer are +4
  • Negative marking is -1 mark for every wrong answer

DU JAT Exam Pattern 2021: Sectional Composition

Total Number of Questions
Quantitative Ability
Reasoning and Analytical Ability
General English
Business and General Awareness

Delhi University BBA/BMS Shortlisting and Selection Criteria

  • Only the candidates who have scored a minimum aggregrate of 60% or more marks in Class 12 in four subjects namely English, Mathematics and any two other subjects included in List B of Delhi University UG Admission process.
  • Selection will be based on the rank computed from the combined weighted average of percentage scored in the entrance test and the percentage scored in the qualifying examination
  • For BMS/BBA admission 2021-24 batch, Delhi University has following shortlisting and selection criteria for the candidates applying for the programme:
Weightage in percentage
DU-JAT 2021 Entrance Test Score
Qualifying Exam score (Class 12 or Equivalent)
Subjects of Qualifying Exam counted for calculation of Rank
English, Mathematics + 2 other subjects in DU list

DU JAT 2021 Exam Difficulty Level
DU JAT 2021 has higher difficulty level as compared to other BBA entrance exams. The DU JAT 2021 cut offs do not go very high. Since the BBA/BBS admission process awards 35% weightage to class 12 score, many candidates who score a little low in DU JAT 2021 get admission to their preferred BBA/BBS colleges.


How to Appear successfully in DU JAT 2021 Exam? Key Points

  • You should report at the Examination Centre two hours before the commencement of the examination so as to complete the frisking and registration formalities well in time
  • Registration desk will close 60 minutes prior to the examination
  • No Candidates shall be permitted to enter in the Examination Centre after 11:00 AM in first session, after 3:00 PM in second session
  • A computer terminal (node) indicating Roll Number will be allocated to you
  • It will display Welcome login screen, your photograph and DU subject opted by you  
  • You should find and sit on your allocated computers only
  • For login, you will have to enter login-ID and password
  • After logging in, you will be able to see the detailed instructions for the examination
  • Go through the instructions carefully regarding the type of questions and Marking Scheme
  • When the test starts, you will be able to proceed and see the questions on the computer screen
  • The keyboard attached to the computer, if any, will be disabled during the entire duration of the examination
  • Depending on the type of question, the answers to questions can either be entered by clicking on the virtual on-screen keyboard (numeric or otherwise) using the computer mouse or by clicking the chosen option(s) using the computer mouse
  • You will have the option to change/modify answers already entered anytime during the entire duration of the examination
  • The countdown timer in the top right side of computer screen will display the time remaining (in minutes) available for the candidate to complete the examination
  • When the timer reaches zero, the examination will end by itself. Candidate will not be required to end or submit the examination
  • The Question Palette displayed on the right side of screen will show the status of each question using the text/color codes/symbols as given in the instructions before start of the test
  • You have the option of answering a question and simultaneously placing it under “Marked for Review”, these answers will be considered for evaluation. 
  • The full paper can be viewed by clicking the “Question Paper” icon on the top right corner of the screen.
  • Blank Sheets for doing rough work/calculations shall be provided to each candidate
  • You can shuffle between sections and questions within sections any time during the examination as per the convenience only during the time stipulated

4 Most Important Documents Required on DU JAT Test Day
You must bring the following documents on the day of examination at the test centre. If you do not bring these documents, you will not be allowed to appear in the examination

  1. Admit Card: Print copy of Admit Card downloaded from NTA website
  2. Photograph: One passport size photograph (same as uploaded on the Online Application Form) for pasting on the specific space in the attendance sheet at the Centre during the Examination
  3. Photo ID: Any one of the authorized Govt photo IDs (original, valid and non-expired), viz. PAN card/ Driving License/ Voter ID/ Passport/ Aadhaar Card (With photograph)/ Aadhaar Enrolment No/ Ration Card
  4. PwD Certificate (If applicable): PwD certificate issued by the Competent Authority, if claiming the relaxation under PwD category

Step wise Admission Process


Step 1: Filling the form and Preferences

  • The applicant is required to register on the university admission portal to create their personal login ID (username and password).
  • In the application form the applicant is required to provide all the necessary information (fields marked with *).
  • In the page ―Entrance Based Admissions, the applicant is required to choose the courses of interest.
  • Entrance-test fees will be charged for each different entrance test.
  • Exercise extreme care in filling up your form. In the case of courses being run at multiple colleges, or entrance tests covering more than one course, the applicants are required to state their order of preference of course and/or college.
  • The portal will be open for the alteration of the course-college preferences for one day after the declaration of entrance test results.
  • Applicants should examine the location of the college and college fee for the course before finalizing their order of preference.
  • Applicants to BMS/BA(H)BE/BBA(FIA) must fill all the college-course choices.
  • There are 21 choices for female applicants and 17 for male applicants. The applicant should mark ―1, for their most preferred college-course, ―2, for the next most preferred and so on.
  • The college-course to which an applicant does not want admission should be marked ―No Preference. Where ―No Preference is selected, that college-course shall not be offered to the applicant.
  • If a college-course is marked with a preference number, the same may be allotted to the applicant and the applicant would be required to take admission in that college-course in order to be eligible for any future changes in college and course.
  • Admission will not be granted to any applicant whose name has appeared in the allotment list but who fails to meet the minimum eligibility criteria for the course.
  • Entrance test fee will not be refunded in any circumstances.​

Step 2: Written and Practical tests and Trials
Applicants to BA(H)BE/BMS/BBA(FIA) and other courses namely, BTech(IT&MI), BA(HSS), B.El.Ed., BSc(PE,HE&S), BA(H)MMC and 5YIPJ are required to appear for DU JAT as applicable to each course in order to be considered for admission to the course.

  • The test shall be of multiple choice type.
  • Four marks shall be awarded for each correct answer and 1 mark shall be deducted for each wrong answer.
  • The applicant will need to register for DU JAT, and appear for it, as per notification on the university website.​

Step 3: Ranking for Admissions
A ranking of applicants will be prepared for each course that shall guide the admission process and shall be displayed on the Admission Portal of Delhi University. This ranking shall be based on:

  • The marks scored in DU JAT, the weighted mean of the marks scored in the entrance test and in Class XII (as per eligibility) giving each the weights of 65% and 35% respectively for the BA(H)BE, BMS, BBA(FIA), courses.
  • The final ranking shall not have any repeated ranks.
  • In the case of a tie for rank, the following tie-breaking rule shall be applied in the order provided below: 1. The applicant with higher percentage of marks (aggregate of best four subjects including one language) in the qualifying examination will be considered first for allotment/admission. 2. The applicant with the higher entrance test score will be considered first for allotment/admission. 3. The applicant with higher percentage of marks (aggregate of best five subjects including one language) in the qualifying examination will be considered first for allotment/admission. 4. The applicant with the earlier date of birth (as mentioned in class X certificate) will be considered for allotment/admission.​

Step 4: Allotment of Courses and Colleges
For all the entrance based courses the allotment of seats shall be done centrally and shall be displayed on the Delhi University Admission Portal. Only the applicants who satisfy the minimum eligibility criteria for the course will be considered for admission.


In the case of BA(H)BE/BMS/BBA(FIA) and the B.El.Ed. courses, the seats available in each college (and course) in each admission category shall be allotted to the applicants in order of their ranks and as per their preferences subject to availability, till all seats in the particular college (and course) are exhausted.


An applicant allotted a seat higher in their preference order will not be allowed a change to any seat lower in their preference order within the same admission category.

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