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DU JAT Exam Pattern 2021

Updated By Yash Dhamija on 27 Jan, 2021 13:17

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  1. DU JAT 2021 Exam Pattern

DU JAT 2021 Exam Pattern

Delhi University released the DU JAT 2021 exam pattern as the structure of how the question paper of the exam will be conducted. Various features of DU JAT 2021 question paper such as the number of sections, number of questions, time duration, marking scheme etc. are defined in the DU JAT 2021 Exam Pattern.

DU JAT 2021 is an online computer-based test, which is conducted at various exam centres located throughout the country. The exam has 100 questions divided equally into four sections -- Quantitative Ability, General English, Reasoning and Analytical Ability, and Business and General Awareness. Each section of DU JAT 2021 contains 25 questions and the total duration of the exam is 2 hours.

DU JAT 2021 contains multiple-choice questions and four options are given for each question out of which a single option is correct. For each correctly answered question, a candidate is awarded 4 marks. Hence, the total marks in the DU JAT 2021 question paper are 400. DU JAT 2021 also has a provision for negative marking and 1 mark is deducted for each incorrect answer. Hence, a candidate must be careful when marking options.

The detailed exam pattern of DU JAT 2021 can be found given below.

DU JAT 2021 Exam Pattern Highlights

Here is a quick overview of the DU JAT 2021 exam pattern.



Number of questions in DU JAT 2021


DU JAT 2021 Exam Duration

2 hours

Types of Questions

Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ)

DU JAT 2021 Exam Mode

Pen and Paper based test

Questions in each Section

25 questions


General English, Quantitative Ability, General Awareness and Reasoning & Analytical Ability

Marking Scheme

Three Marks for Correct Answer

- One Mark for Wrong Answer

Zero Marks Allotted for Unattempted Questions

DU JAT 2021 Section-Wise Exam Pattern

Following table shows the section-wise distribution of the DU JAT 2021 exam pattern.

DU JAT 2021 Exam Sections

Number of Questions

General English


Quantitative Ability


Business and General Awareness


Reasoning and Analytical Ability


 Detailed DU JAT 2021 Exam Pattern

  • The question paper of DU JAT 2021 is in English language only.

  • DU JAT 2021 is conducted in offline mode (pen and paper mode).

  • Candidates have to attempt 100 objective type questions within two hours.

  • There are 4 sections in total, and each section contains 25 questions.

  • The question paper is based on Quantitative Ability, Business and General Awareness, General English, and Reasoning and Analytical Ability.

DU JAT 2021 Marking Scheme

  • In DU JAT 2021, each question has equal weightage in terms of marks.

  • The question paper of DU JAT 2021 consists of 300 marks in total.

  • For every correct answer, candidates are awarded 3 marks.

  • Every incorrect answer, 1 mark is deducted.

  • For unattempted questions, no marks are deducted.



For correct answer

3 marks are awarded

For incorrect answer

1 mark is deducted

For unattempted questions

No Deduction of marks

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Is there any negative marking in DU JAT exam?

Yes, there is negative marking in the DU JAT exam. 1 mark is deducted for every wrong answer.

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