by Anubhuti Chitra
About the exam
Delhi University Joint Admissions Test (DU JAT) is a national level entrance test conducted to shortlist candidates seeking admissions in BMS, BBA (Financial Investment Analysis), B.A. (Hons) Business Economics.
Following are the eligibility criteria for the DU JAT.
Candidates must have passed their senior secondary from recognized boards like CBSE etc. If students’ 12th class results are not out, they are also eligible to give this entrance.
Applicants must get a minimum of 60 % in the qualification examination.
Candidates belonging to SC/ST/CW/PwD category require a minimum of 55 percent, while OBC (Non-creamy) category candidates require 54 percent, at the senior secondary level.
The DU JAT is conducted across 18 cities in India during the third or fourth week of June. Its duration is 2 hours and it is conducted online.
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The admission process will start on 30th May. A correction window will be provided after submission as well. The application fee is Rs 500 for Gen/OBC/ CW Category and Rs 250 for SC/ST/ PWD. The application form will ask for preferences that should be chosen with care and research. Every aspect of the DU JAT is online., from the Application form to release of results.
The first step in preparing for any exam is knowing the syllabus and exam pattern. Following is the exam pattern for DU JAT.
The last years’ paper was rated moderate to tough by the students. The maths and general studies were tough whereas logical reasoning and English were on the easier side.
The following books have been recommended while studying for the exam:
Edge Advantage Series- BBA 10 Practice Sets
Self-Study Guide BBA/BBS/BBM Entrance Examination by Arihant Experts
Quantitative Aptitude by R.S. Agarwal
Verbal and Non-Verbal Aptitude by R.S. Agarwal
University of Delhi BMS/BBA (FIA)/B.A. Business Economics Joint Admission Test Guide by Sima Kumari
Many coaching centers also offer classes to help prepare for the DU JAT. These programs usually range from 1 to 2 months (depending on the coaching center). They offer doubt classes and mock test that is instrumental for preparation. Although a large number of applicants don’t opt for coaching, it can be useful to some students.
The DU JAT Results are usually published on the DU Application Portal in the first week of July. The final rank is a mixture of 12th marks and DU JAT marks where they have weighted 35% 12th marks and 65% DU JAT marks. Afterward, a series of merit lists are released where colleges are allowed to the students based on their rank and preferences. Spot counseling is also done. During spot counseling, both students who have already taken admission, and those who have not been allowed to come and select colleges based on the availability of seats and their rank. Spot counseling usually happens in the first or second week of August.
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Since the BMS/BBA (FIA)/ B.A (H) Business Economics are specific and professional courses, there are a lot of career options available. Generally, students who have completed the BMS opt for jobs in the following sectors to gain experience:
Sales and Marketing
However, most prefer to get some higher education before settling down with a job Listed below are some of the options available in post-graduation
-Executive Post Graduate Diploma in Management
-Faculty Development Program (FDP)
-Fellow Program in Management (FPM)
-M.Sc. (Business Process Outsourcing)
-Master of Business Studies (M.B.S.)
-Post Graduate Diploma in Business Administration
-Post Graduate Diploma in Business Analytics (PGDBA)
-Post Graduate Diploma in Business Finance
-Post Graduate Diploma in Business Management
-Post Graduate Program in Supply Chain and Operations Management
-Post Graduation Diploma in Management and Business Administration
-Postgraduate Diploma in Business Finance and Investment Studies ( PGDBFIS)
B.A. (Hons) Business Economics students generally pursue careers in the fields of banking and consultancy, Insurance or Finance. This course integrates Economics, Mathematics, Business Law, Marketing and many more. There is the availability of on-campus placements in reputed firms as well. If these students wish to go for higher education, they generally opt for M.A (Economics), M.Comm, MBE, etc.
Students of BFIA study industry-specific subjects therefore they usually enter the finance or corporate sector. They are employed as financial analysts and in financial institutions such as Banks, Insurance, Mutual Funds, etc.