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How to Prepare for DU JAT 2021 - Important Topics and Mistakes to Avoid

Abhinav Chamoli
Abhinav ChamoliPublished On: May 06, 2021 | DU JAT

Here are some of the best tips to help in your DU JAT 2021 Preparation. Check out the important topics, best books and mistakes to avoid during DU JAT 2021 preparation in this article.

How to Prepare for DU JAT

Delhi University Joint Admission Test (DU JAT) is one of the most popular entrance exams for undergraduate management admissions in India. It is conducted by Delhi University for admission to Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA), Bachelor of Management Science (BMS) and various other UG courses offered by DU-affiliated colleges. DU JAT 2021 Exam Dates have not been announced yet but since Delhi University UG Admissions can get a bit tough, candidates must begin preparing for the exam and have a preparation strategy in mind. Here are some of the best DU JAT 2021 Preparation Tips to help you get cocked, locked and ready for what's to come.

DU JAT 2021 Exam Dates

One of the most vital parts of preparing for an exam is to stay aware of its important events and dates. Following are the important exam dates of DU JAT 2021.



DU JAT 2021 Registration Begins

To Be Announced

DU JAT 2021 Registration Closes

To Be Announced

DU JAT 2021 Exam Date

To Be Announced

Candidates who wish to apply for DU JAT 2021 must check the eligibility criteria and application process given on the links below.

DU JAT 2021 Eligibility Criteria

DU JAT 2021 Application Form

DU JAT 2021 Preparation Tips

To prepare for DU JAT 2021, candidates must make sure that they have their strategy in order. A large number of students participate in DU JAT 2021 and a little over 1100 seats are available. Converting one of these seats will require not only hard work but also smart planning. Here are some of the best tips to help you prepare for DU JAT 2021.

Take a Look at the DU JAT 2021 Exam Pattern

The DU JAT 2021 question paper comprises 100 questions divided equally into 4 sections. Before starting preparation for DU JAT 2021, candidates must take note of the DU JAT 2021 Exam Pattern and Marking Scheme mentioned below.


No. of Questions

Marking Scheme

Quantitative Ability


+3 marks for each correct answer

-1 mark for each incorrect answer

General English


Reasoning and Analytical Ability


Business and General Awareness




The exam pattern can be studied in detail at the link given below.

DU JAT 2021 Exam Pattern

Take Note of the Important Topics

Candidates who are studying for DU JAT 2021 must ensure that they cover the following important topics from each section to get a good score in the exam. While the focus should lay on completing the entire DU JAT 2021 Syllabus, the first priority should be to study these topics from which most of the questions are asked in the exam.


Important Topics

Quantitative Ability

Number System, Profit and Loss, Average, Percentage, Simple and Compound Interest, Time and Work, Permutation and Combination, Mensuration, Integration and Differentiation

General English

Grammar, Antonyms and Synonyms, Comprehension, Fill in the Blanks, One-Word Substitution, Error Spotting, Vocabulary, Word Formation

Reasoning and Analytical Ability

Verbal Analogy, Verbal Reasoning, Direction, Word sequence, Series, Missing Characters, Time Sequence Diagram

Business and General Awareness

History, Geography, Current Affairs,  Politics, Books & Authors, Economics, Science

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Use Good Quality Books and Study Material

Studying from a good quality book from a reputed author or publisher is a good way to prepare for DU JAT 2021. Given below are some of the best books you can consider.


Best Books

Quantitative Ability

  • NCERT Class XI and XII Books

  • Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Exams - McGraw Hill

  • Pearson Guide to Quantitative Aptitude - Dinesh Khattar

General English

  • High School English Grammar - Wren and Martin

  • Word Power Made Easy

Reasoning and Analytical Ability

  • Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning - R S Aggarwal

  • Short-cuts in Reasoning - Disha

Business and General Awareness

  • Lucent's General Knowledge
  • Newspapers

Class XI and XII books can be used to prepare for DU JAT 2021 successfully. However, candidates will feel the requirement to buy additional study material for the Reasoning and GK sections in particular. Regular reading of the newspaper is also necessary to score well in the GK section of DU JAT 2021. The complete syllabus can be checked at the following link.

DU JAT 2021 Syllabus

Make A Preparation Plan

Spending some time planning out your preparation will help you with time management and keep you productive. It is a good way to track how your preparation is going and gives you an idea of which topics to cover and when. Having a preparation plan is especially necessary for candidates who are going for preparing for DU JAT 2021 without coaching. Make a plan while allocating sufficient time to work on your strengths and weaknesses, and leave space for revision as well as rest.

Practice Solving Questions

Practising is the only way you will get good at solving questions for any competitive exam. Give a healthy amount of time to practice each and every day. Timing is also a key factor when solving questions. Keep a timer running to check how much time you are taking in solving questions. Make sure you attempt Mock Tests and find previous year question papers or sample papers to practice online. Competitive exam preparation books also have exercises for the candidates with some even providing solutions to help you out. Practice sets for DU JAT 2021 can be found at the links given below.

DU JAT 2021 Sample Papers

DU JAT Previous Year Question Papers

DU JAT 2021 Section-Wise Preparation Tips

Following are some of the preparation tips that candidates must follow for each section of the test.


Preparation Tips

Quantitative Ability

  • Clear your basics first and work on your calculations.

  • School textbooks can help you get a good score.

  • Make sure you practice as many questions as possible.

  • Learn shortcuts and tricks.

General English

  • Regular readers can do better in this section.

  • Read newspapers, magazines, novels etc. and work on improving your vocabulary.

  • Use school textbooks for grammar, no additional competitive books will be required.

  • Check the types of questions asked in previous year papers.

Reasoning and Analytical Ability

  • Practice is the only way to get better in this section.

  • Get a good book on verbal and non-verbal reasoning.

  • There are a few shortcuts and tricks available but it is mostly based on your analytical ability.

Business and General Awareness

  • Read newspapers regularly and stay on top of economics or business-related news.

  • You can also consult yearly GK books such as Lucent's and Manorama to improve Static GK.

  • Take notes of important current affairs for revision. 

Mistakes to Avoid During DU JAT 2021 Preparation

Candidates preparing for DU JAT 2021 should avoid making these mistakes.

  • Devoting more time for preparation than necessary should be avoided. It can result in unnecessary fatigue and loss of consistency.

  • Studying in random order can get confusing. Follow a loosely set plan and make notes along the way.

  • Blindly trying to memorize mathematical concepts, formulas, word meanings, important events etc. can lead to confusion. Memorize by practising.

  • Not timing yourself while practising will lead to under-developed time management skills, which are essential for the exam.

  • Taking up new topics just before the exam date should be avoided. Focus on your revision during the last days instead.

  • Not giving yourself time to relax is also a big mistake. Your brain, just like any other muscle, demands rest. Having fun and staying in a good mood will boost your preparation.

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