Nupur Kaushik Updated On: 09 Oct, 2019 10:03 IST
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DU JAT is one of the most coveted entrance exams of Delhi University and in order to help you to crack the entrance exam with flying colours, CollegeDekho has listed few tips and tricks which can aid your preparation strategy and boost your chances of scoring high in the entrance exam. DU JAT (Delhi University Joint Admission Test) consists of four sections, namely General English, Quantitative Ability, Business, and General Awareness and Reasoning and Analytical Ability section. To attempt questions of all the sections in the examination, it’s a good strategy to solve easy questions first to get the confidence and then move on to tackling the tougher ones. Also, it is better to keep the summary notes or short notes handy during the time of exam revision so that you have all the concepts in your mind in a concise and understandable manner. You should also take references from DU JAT best books and study material and practice maximum number of DU JAT previous year question papers to get an insight about the overall examination.
DU JAT is scheduled to be held in June 2020 and it is a gateway for admission in various undergraduate courses like Bachelor of Management Studies (BMS), BBA (FIA), BA (Hons) in Business Economics offered by University of Delhi. In order to achieve the best result on the D-day, take a cue from the following DU JAT preparation tips.
Approach Your Exam Preparation Smartly:
Approaching the entrance exam preparation in a smart way has an important role in securing good marks. One of the smart ways to prepare for an exam is to focus on the sections/topics that have good weightage in terms of marks.
Make Your Exam Schedule:
For cracking competitive exams, the first and foremost thing is to have a well-planned schedule for yourself. A well-planned schedule means you should allocate adequate time to all the topics in the syllabus (according to the marks weightage).
Prepare General Knowledge Section Well:
General knowledge section is one section that saves a lot of your time and helps you score better. So, you must follow news regularly, and read the newspapers on a daily basis. General knowledge section of DU JAT will not just test your awareness about the current events, but it will also have questions that will examine your overall business knowledge.
Do Not Forget To Revise:
For securing good marks, revision is a must. Without proper revision, you may forget the topics that you had studied before, which will in turn, lead to confusion later on. Therefore, you should spend enough time on revising the topics.
Note the Marking Scheme:
DU JAT has negative marking. For each correct response, you will be given 3 marks, whereas, for each wrong response, 1 mark will be deducted. So, it is advisable for you to attempt only those questions you are absolutely sure of, in order to avoid losing marks in the entrance exam.
Following are some of the section-wise preparation tips that can help the candidates to prepare in a better way:
The Verbal Ability section in DU JAT judges students’ Vocabulary and Reading Comprehension. In order to prepare this section, candidates should develop a habit of reading newspapers on a daily basis and try to solve maximum number of previous years’ question papers. Candidates can also refer to some of the best grammar books to practice a variety of questions.
Reasoning and Analytical Ability:
This section is one of the scoring section in DU JAT wherein candidates’ reasoning and analytical abilities are tested. Various questions based on bar graph, charts and data interpretation can be practiced to score marks in this section.
This section can be prepared by the candidates if they are thorough with the syllabus of class 11 and 12. In the entrance exam, some questions may also be asked from class 10 that should be well prepared by the candidates.
Business and General Awareness:
In order to prepare this particular section, students are advised to read and follow news on TV, newspapers etc to know about the current happenings around the world. This section will test candidates’ knowledge and awareness about today’s world and different questions related to Brands, logos, taglines, Arts & Music, Awards and Honors, Company/Business entities, Indian History, and World History can be asked in the entrance examination.
Candidates who are going to appear in DU JAT 2020 should take note of the following mistakes which they should avoid in the entrance examination:
Candidates are advised not to start new topics/sections just a day or two before the entrance exam.
For the Quantitative Ability section, candidates should not cram each and every formula, instead, they should make notes of all the important formulas and concepts.
For General English section, candidates should avoid mugging up the vocabulary, instead, they should jot down difficult words with their meanings while reading newspapers or books.
It is advisable to the candidates not to take the entrance exam without having practiced enough DU JAT previous years’ papers.
Candidates should reach the exam center one hour prior to the commencement of the entrance exam.
Candidates should not forget to take the admit card and identity proof on the day of examination.
No candidate is allowed to leave the examination hall before the end of the examination.
The candidates must not breach the rules of the examination.
Electronic and communication devices like cellular phone/ smart electronic gadgets etc and textual materials are strictly prohibited inside the examination center premises.
No bags are permitted in the exam premises. Smoking, eatables and water bottles are not allowed inside the examination hall.
Make sure that you do not possess any pages (Blank or Printed) or any unauthorized material in any form. If such material is found in your possession during the examination, you will not be allowed to take the examination.
Candidates found copying /helping others or indulging in unruly behaviour will be disqualified from taking the examination.
Candidates should listen carefully to all the instructions. They are required to comply with the instructions of invigilators at all times.