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DU JAT 2020 Exam Pattern: Syllabus, Marking Scheme, Important Books

Updated On - July 01 2020 by Aditya Anand

DU JAT 2020 Exam Pattern is given by the University of Delhi. Delhi University Joint Admission Test will be conducted in online mode. The question paper consists of objective type of question. Total of 100 questions will be asked which candidates have to answer in a duration of 2 hours. Questions are generally from the following four sections – Quantitative Ability, General English, Business & General Awareness, and Reasoning & Analytical Ability. Each section has 25 questions. The question paper will be available only in the English language only. DU JAT exam is of 400 marks, for every correct answer candidates will be awarded 4 marks. Candidates can check all the important details related to DU JAT Exam Pattern from this article.

DU JAT 2020 Exam Pattern Highlights

Candidates can check the important highlights for DU JAT 2020 Exam Pattern from the following table. The question paper will be conducted in the English language in online mode only.

DU JAT Exam Pattern Basic Details
Exam ModeComputer-Based
Number of papers 1
Number of questions 100 questions
Number of sectionsFour
Questions in each section25 questions
Question Paper TypeObjective type
DU JAT Total marks400 marks
Exam duration2 hours
Exam language English
Marking Scheme4 marks per question
Negative Marking1 mark

DU JAT 2020 Exam Pattern in Detail

DU JAT is conducted in online mode i.e. it is a computer-based test. All the asked questions are objective type i.e. MCQ in nature. The question paper consists of 100 questions to be done in a duration of 2 hours. The whole paper is divided into 4 sections which consist of 25 questions in each. The question paper will be available only in the English language.

The question paper checks the candidate’s knowledge of Quantitative Ability, General English, Business & General Awareness, and Reasoning & Analytical Ability. Each section carries equal marks with an equal number of questions.

The table given below displays section wise-questions and marks distribution of DU JAT 2020:

DU JAT Section-Wise Marks Distribution
Exam SectionsNumber of QuestionsTotal Marks
Quantitative Ability25100
Reasoning and Analytical Ability25100
General English25100
Business and General Awareness25100
Total Questions100400

Marking Scheme

DU JAT 2020 question paper consists of a total of 400 marks. Each question carries equal marks in the question paper. The candidates will be awarded 4 marks for every correct answer. 01 marks will be deducted for every wrong answer. There is no deduction of marks for un-attempted questions. If a single question is marked twice, it would be considered as a wrong answer. 

Given below is the marking scheme of DU JAT 2020:
DU JAT Marking Scheme
For every single correct answer will get4 marks
Every single wrong answer result in deduction of1 Mark
Deduction of marks for un-attempted questionsNo Deduction

DU JAT 2020 Syllabus

Candidate must check the syllabus of DU JAT exam before starting the preparation. Given below is the syllabus for a different subject for DU JAT 2020 candidates can check:
Quantitative AbilityNumbers, Fractions and decimals, Profit and loss, ratio and proportion, graphs and pie chart
Reasoning and Analytical AbilityVerbal analogy, Word sequence, Terms and prepositions, Time sequence, Number series, Direction and distance Diagram, Verbal reasoning and Missing characters
General EnglishGrammar and usage Identification of common errors, Synonyms and antonyms, Vocabulary, word-formation, Comprehension at sentence and paragraph level, Fill in the blanks, One-word substitution, Pairing of words
General AwarenessGeography, Economics, General History, Politics, Current affairs, Science, Computers

DU JAT 2020 Preparation Books

Candidates who are preparing for the entrance exam must have opted some good books while preparation. Candidates should always select a book that is mostly suggested by the professors. The language of the book should be easy and understandable.

Given below are some of the important and recommended books for the candidates preparing for DU JAT 2020 Exam:

DUJAT Preparation Books
Book NameAuthor
Quantitative Aptitude Arun Sharma
Quantitative AptitudeR.S. Agarwal
Verbal and Non- Verbal AptitudeR.S. Agarwal
High School Grammar and CompositionWren and Martin
The Perfect Study Resource: Delhi University (DU) BMS Common Entrance Test Arihant Experts
University of Delhi BMS/BBA (FIA)/B.A. Business Economics Joint Admission Test Guide: BMSSima Kumari
Self-Study Guide BBA/BBS/BBM Entrance ExaminationArihant Experts

Important Instructions

Given below are the important instruction related to DU JAT 2020 that every candidate must read to avoid the unknown mistake:

  • Candidate should reach the exam centre at least 1 hour before the exam commencement time.
  • All the candidates must bring admit card, without the admit card entry would be prohibited.
  • Any electronic item is not allowed in the test centre. If found doing so, the candidate will be considered as the subject of cheating.
  • Any extra rough sheet is not allowed in the examination hall. Students will be provided the margin to do rough work in the test booklet.
  • Applicants are advised not to open the test booklet without permission
  • Fill all the details asked in the answer sheet. The result may not be evaluated if the details are not entered or entered incorrectly.
  • Candidates will not be provide the facility to clarify doubts on any item in the test booklet from the invigilator.
  • Failure to follow the instruction written in the examination will lead to disqualification. 


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