DU JAT 2020 Exam Pattern

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Updated on
April 11, 2020

DU JAT 2020 exam dates are postponed. NTA has clarified that the DU JAT 2020 exam dates for admission to BBA/BBS 2020-21 session have been postponed due to corona virus outbreak and country wide lockdown. Fresh dates for DU JAT 2020 will be announced by NTA in a few days.  Earlier the DU JAT 2020 exam for BBA admission in the colleges affiliated to Delhi University was to be conducted  between June 2 and June 9, 2020 as online computer based test by National Testing Agency (NTA) .   


DU JAT 2020 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 2020 exam pattern as are under:  

  • DU JAT 2020 is online computer based exam
  • The Exam duration is 2 hours
  • DU JAT will be conducted in two shifts – Morning & Evening
  • Morning Shift DU JAT will be from 12 Noon to 2 PM and Evening shift is from 4 PM to 6PM
  • Total number of questions 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 of -1 mark for every wrong answer

DU JAT Exam Pattern

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

Delhi University BBA/BMS Shortlisting and Selection Criteria
For BMS/BBA admission 2020, Delhi University has following shortlisting criteria for the candidates applying for the programme:

Weightage in percentage
DU-JAT 2020 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 2020 Exam Difficulty Level
DU JAT 2020 has higher difficulty level as compared to other BBA entrance exams. The DU JAT 2020 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 2020 get admission to their preferred BBA/BBS colleges.


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 2020 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 2020, 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 2020, 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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