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Stairway to Success: Bachelor in Management Studies (BMS) in Delhi University

By - | June 16, 2016 11:46 AM | 7 minute read
Stairway to Success: Bachelor in Management Studies (BMS) in Delhi University
Highlights: The fever for IIT and other engineering colleges is at its final stage. Thousands of science students have undergone experienced for not getting a B.

The fever for IIT and other engineering colleges is at its final stage. Thousands of science students have undergone experienced for not getting a B. Tech course of their choice. Some have decided to give it another shot but many are looking for a safe haven in other courses. One such option is the much coveted under graduate management programme in Delhi University.

If you have the vision to see yourself as a future business leader or a top corporate executive working at an India Inc, there are a number of colleges under Delhi University that provide undergraduate management programmes. Delhi University runs three programmes equivalent to BBA by the name of Bachelor of Management Studies (BMS) ; Bachelor of Business Administration in Financial Investment and Analysis (BBA-FIA) ; and Bachelor of Business Economics (BBE).

DU BMS aspirants should make a note that these professional courses are only offered by a selected number of DU colleges. The 2016 DU JAT exam by Delhi University will be conducted on 20 June 2016 at various centres in DU.

DU Colleges offering Under Graduate Management Courses

Sl No


Total Intake in





Shaheed Sukhdev College of Business Studies



Deen Dayal Upadhyay College


Keshav Mahavidyalaya


Sri Guru Gobind Singh College of Commerce



Sri Guru Teg Bahadur Khalsa College



Ramanujan College


B. R. Ambedkar College


College of Vocational Studies


Gargi College


Lakshmibai College


Maharaja Agrasen College


Aryabhatta College


Shivaji College


Sri Guru Nanak Dev Khalsa College


# Minority status subject to final notification by the University

*Seat allocation as per University rules

Placement Scenario

These three courses are in demand because of the placement opportunities and record. It is said that the career prospect BMS is at times better than many of the MBA courses in the country. Different sectors that include consulting, banking, real estate and knowledge services offer a diverse mix of profiles that include strategic consulting associate, business analyst, equity and other research-oriented positions. In Shaheed Sukhdev College of Business Studies, average placement offer is reported to be very high. A large number of students get placed in top corporates. The students get an average salary package of around Rs. 6 lac while the highest package goes upto Rs. 10 lac. Other colleges offering these courses also fare well in the campus placement.

Selection Procedure

DU JAT is conducted for admission to BBA (FIA), BMS and BA (H) Business Economics programmes. Candidates are selected for admission based on two criteria:

  • JAT 2016 performance.
  • Performance in Group discussion and interview.

The weightage of the Entrance examination and Interview, Group discussion (GD) is as follows:

  • 85% for the Entrance test
  • 15% for the GD and Interview

This will be applicable to all the courses i.e. 1. Bachelor of Management Studies (BMS) 2. Bachelor of Business Administration (Financial Investment Analysis) 3. B.A (Hons) Business Economics

For 2016, there is no weightage for your class XII marks.

Entrance Test for UG in Business Management

The entrance test is known as DU JAT (Delhi University Joint Admission Test). It is one of the toughest exams in Under Graduate level both in terms of difficulty level and in terms of competition. The University, unlike other competitive exams, has not specified the exam pattern in its Bulletin this year. However, from the past experience it is expected that exam will comprise four sections:

  1. Quantitative Ability
  2. Reasoning and Analytical Ability
  3. General English
  4. Business and General Awareness

There is no prescribed syllabus or format for the entrance test. The total number of questions will be 120 (30 each). Duration 120 minutes. Each correct answer will fetch you three marks but for each wrong answer we will be penalized by 1 mark.

Preparation Strategy

Speed is very critical in DU JAT exam. Hence, the selection of questions at the time of exam is very important. Spend 5-10 minutes to map the paper and tick to select 80-90 questions which you should attempt in the first go. Remember this time cut-off will go high as selection is largely based on the JAT (85% weightage). Apart from question learning to select a question, you should also be ready to reject a question in less than 10 seconds.

So focus on basics of class XI-XII and revise the Class XI-XII books, since fast calculations can save time, brush up the formulae. You can very well expect some questions, which are of class IX-X level. So, quickly remember the tricks of doing percentage, ratio proportion, Time-Speed-Distance, Time & Work and Area Volume questions. It is also advisable that you should work on Data Interpretation, which tends to be calculation heavy.

Verbal Ability section usually consists of grammar, vocabulary and reading comprehension. Still you have a feeling that it is a vocabulary heavy section. In the next few days, boost your vocabulary as much as possible.

Business and General Awareness is the most crucial section. In fact, your performance in GK and reasoning section can make all the difference as most of the test takers are likely to focus more on Maths and English. While revising GK/Current Awareness, candidates need to go through top business news stories regularly. Apart from that, focus on General Awareness Questions and static topics.

Please focus on the following chapters.

  • Who is who
  • Business news
  • General Science
  • Books and Authors
  • Current Events (whole past year)
  • Landmarks of history
  • National and International organizations

While preparing for this section, a student should focus more on issues related to national & international events, world bodies and foreign trade related information.

Logical Reasoning is comparatively more important than Quant and Data Interpretation in this examination as all the students come from Mathematics background and are likely to do well in that section. Questions in LR range from Numerical Reasoning, Decision Making to Verbal Logic. Logical Reasoning can be practiced using puzzle books and other books on reasoning. You can also profit from working with books such as R S Aggarwal’s book on Reasoning available easily.

Write a few Mock tests

The paper pattern, duration of the paper and the number of questions to be attempted in the given amount of time are major parameters that you should know to plan your exam strategy. It is not something you will be able to pick up on the day of the examination. A mock test allows a you to test your abilities as it not only provides a similar feel of real exams but also helps in building speed and confident to face the exam. Furthermore, they can improve their performance to get an extra edge in actual exams.

Time Management is the Key

As mentioned earlier, the time management is the key to maximizing your score. It is possible that you could have answered a couple more questions but could not do it due to the paucity of time. This can be learnt through a thorough practice and regular test taking. So it is important that you practice it and practice it well.

Negative marking

Most the entrance examinations will have negative marking and everyone would suggest you stay clear of questions are not sure about. But some experts are of the opinion that you answer the questions in which you are confused between an option or two because there will also be a chance of getting it right.

By Falguni Goswami
[Writer is the Head of Testprep Division of and is also an expert in Career Counselling]

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