Delhi University Joint Admission Test (DU JAT) 2019: Exam Analysis July 6, 2019

The Joint Admission Test for admissions to Bachelor of Management Studies (BMS)/BBE and BFIA 2019 was held today, on July 06, 2019 in two different time slots. The two slots had different papers, which would be evaluated through the process of normalization, to bring parity for both slots. The exam was conducted by University of Delhi in collaboration with National Testing Agency (NTA). The paper was administered online. A total of 100 questions were to be attempted in the stipulated time period of 2 hours. Each question carried four marks and there was a negative mark of one mark for each incorrect answer.

There was no section in the paper and the questions were jumbled.

There were broadly four areas in the paper, wiz General Awareness, General English, Analytical & Logical Reasoning and Quantitative Aptitude. Overall, the level of the paper was easy-moderate.

General Awareness

Unlike last year, General Knowledge questions were primarily from current affairs. Quite a few questions were from the month of May. Overall, the level of difficulty in this section was Easy. Questions were from all possible areas. There was a question based on tagline too. Students found the section to be easier. Questions based on personalities like Geeta Gopinath, Swatch Sarwekshan, Sponsor of Afghanistan Cricket Team, Minister for Small and Micro Enterprises ministry, etc. proved to be very easy for them.

Topics Number of questions
Static GK 16
Current Affairs 9

General English

The questions from this area were some of the easiest in the paper. There was just one passage based on History (Athens vs Persia) followed by 5 questions which were directly from the passage. Questions on Vocabulary dominated, with 4 questions each on correct meaning, antonyms, and spelling corrections. Most of the words were common that the students have come across often while reading. There were 8 questions from idioms and phrases, which were again every easy; and frequently encountered in day-to-day reading. With just one question on Fill-in-the-Blanks, these questions did not require any special effort; and could have been completed within 15-20 minutes.

The breakup of questions was as follows:

Topics Number of Questions
Reading Comprehension 5
Spelling (Vocab) 2
Synonyms, Antonyms (Vocab) 5
Fill in the blanks 4
Idiom, Phrasal verb 2
Para-jumbles 2
Grammar based 3
Sentence Correction 3

Analytical & Logical Reasoning

Like other areas, the questions based on reasoning were easy. With questions mostly from Analytical reasoning, most students felt comfortable attempting the paper. Unlike the first slot, the second slot had only one arrangement set. The second slot also had a question based on mirror image.

The breakup of questions was as follows:

Topics Number of Questions
Arrangement (circular, linear) 6
Series 1
Coding - decoding (1 set) 4
Syllogism >3
Reason-Assertion 1
Analogy 1

Quantitative Aptitude

Overall, the level of difficulty of the Quantitative Aptitude section was Moderate.

Most questions were from class XI-XII level and on expected lines. The difficulty level of the questions was much like 2018.

The breakup of questions was as follows:

Topics Number of Questions
Geometry and Mensuration 3
Trigonometry 2
Coordinate Geometry 3
Matrices 2
Integration 1
Functions 3
Differentiation and its applications 2
Time and work 1
Vectors 3

Depending upon practice, one would have easily attempted 80+ questions in the paper.

Overall, the paper in both slots can be rated moderately difficult. It is expected that cut-off for BMS program at Shaheed Sukhdev College of Business Studies should be around 260+ and for DeenDyalUpdhyaya and Keshav Mahavidyalaya, the cut offs are likely to be 255+ and 250+, respectively.

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