Finalists can change their preferences for colleges till Sunday, 4th August, and the first allotment will be released on Monday, 5th August.


The University of Delhi (DU) released the revised schedule for admission to the undergraduate courses: Bachelor of Management Studies, Bachelor of Business Administration (Financial Investment Analysis) and Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Business Economics (BMS, BBA, and BBE, respectively) on Saturday, 3rd August. The rank-wise result list, as well as a list of ineligible candidates was uploaded by the varsity on its website. 


Applicants have the option to view their results and change their preferences for the respective courses and colleges that they would like to seek admission to, till Sunday, 4th August. The first allotment list is scheduled to be released on Monday, 5th August. After which, applicants will be able to apply to the specific college that they have been alloted, by Wednesday, the 7th of August. The allotment list shall be displayed on the DU admissions portal as well as on the applicant’s login page. The allotted course (and college) shall be displayed as per the availability of seats with respect to the applicant’s preference and acquired rank. In case the applicant wishes to get admission to the displayed course, the applicant can do so by cancelling their admission in any course they may currently be enrolled in. This process has to be done online itself, and the candidates are not expected to visit the colleges for the procedure. Applicants who do not choose “Apply for Admission” or do not pay the fees shall not be allotted any seat in the courses during the schedule announced. 


On receiving approval for admission by the Principal, the applicant would be required to submit the college fee within the stipulated time allotted for the purpose. Applicants already admitted in a course at the University of Delhi shall be required to cancel admission in any such course, and pay cancellation fee in order to be eligible. At the time of fee payment, the applicant can choose to either be upgraded as per their registered preference order to another college/course, or to remain with the current allotment. Only the applicants who choose to be upgraded shall be provided another allotment that is higher in their preference order during the next allotment, if seats are available. The fee for the first round of counselling needs to be paid by noon on Thursday, 8th August. 


The admitted students shall be required to present themselves with their original documents for verification at the time of commencement of classes, or as per the directions issued by the college on the college website, and/or directly sent to the applicants on their registered email.


Similarly, the second round of counselling is scheduled to commence on Friday, 9th August. The detailed instructions and deadlines can be found on the DU admissions portal. 


Moreover, the University has also set up a helpline in case of any query regarding admissions to BMS/BBA(FIA)/BBE courses; candidates can send their mails to [email protected] with their form number, name, category, a copy of class XII mark sheet, and a copy of their category certificate, if any.


Applicants are also advised to refer to the Undergraduate Admissions Bulletin 2019-20 for details regarding the counselling and admissions based on the Joint Admissions Test (JAT). 


Feature Image Credits: Namrata Randhawa for DU Beat.


Bhavya Pandey 

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The Delhi University Joint Admission Test (DU JAT) is conducted every year in order to short-list students for admissions to undergraduate management programmes at University of Delhi’s affiliated institutes. It is a gateway for admissions to six colleges, offering Bachelor of Management Studies (BMS), and eight other colleges which offer B.A (Hons) Business Economics and BBA (FIA) programmes. This year, DU JAT is to be conducted on the 9th of July, on both offline and online modes.

With only a few days left for the exams, now would be a good time to check out unacademy.com. It is a non-profit website, which has a course developed by Darpan Jain, a student of Shaheed Sukhdev College of Business Studies, and provides a comprehensive guide to the exam. It includes an introduction, lessons on each individual section, and also familiarises users with the test pattern.

According to the founder, he started the online preparation course solely to help other aspirants and share his knowledge.  He adds, “The course also includes some important last minute tips and my personal recommendations which helped me to ace the exam and can help others too!”

The DU JAT will be conducted on the 9th of July from 12 pm to 2 pm, and results are to be announced in mid-July.

You can find the course here.

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Swareena Gurung
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The Faculty of Applied Social Sciences and Humanities, University of Delhi (South Campus) has issued the admission notice for admission into Bachelor of Management Studies, Bachelor of Business Administration (Financial Investment Analysis), and BA (Hons.) Business Economics for the year 2016. The joint admission test for enrollment in any of these courses will be held on the Sunday, 5th of June, 2016.

The timing for the test would be from 3 pm to 5 pm. The online application to register will start in May. Admission to the courses will be based on the combined weightage of entrance examination and marks scored in qualifying examination. As per the notice, the entrance exam will be held at centres in Delhi only.

There is a variation in application fee depending on the number of courses one is applying for and the category one belongs to. For those in general and OBC category, the fee for applying for one course is Rs. 600, for two, Rs. 800 and for three courses, it is Rs. 1000. For SC/ST/CW/PwD candidates, the fee for applying for one course in Rs. 300, for two, Rs, 400 and for three, Rs. 500.

Here is the seat breakup for the entrance:

Source: sscbs.du.ac.in
Source: sscbs.du.ac.in


Read the official notification by DU here

Also read:  How to ace the DU BMS/BBA/BA(B.E) entrance


Uzair Farooq Mir

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Now that the shortlisted candidates for the group discussion and personal interview round for BMS and BBA(FIA) have been announced, it’s time to prepare for the next stage. Both the GD and PI are quite easy if tackled properly, here are a few guidelines to follow which will help you to prepare for the same:


– Carrying your personal documents is extremely necessary. Check the documents required here.

– Reporting one hour before your scheduled time is necessary.

– While it’s not a mentioned requirement, but it’s best to stick to formals. Remember to dress smartly. For guys, this means an ironed pair of trousers and crisp shirt. For girls, a shirt with a pair of pants or a skirt will do.

For the Group Discussion round
  •  The discussion will likely be on a relevant current topic, mostly related to Business or Economics. It is quite possible that you won’t know a lot about the topic. In this case, start first and wait for the discussion to pick up pace and you can respond accordingly.
  • If you have absolutely no idea about the topic, listen carefully to what others say and try to modify and mould something of your own. Don’t be repetitive, make your own stand.
  • Don’t be hostile. There might be times when the discussion gets a little heated. Maintain your calm.
  • Don’t pull out made-up facts to prove your stand.
  • The GD round has not been conducted for the past 2 years, so no one can predict a topic at this point. But researching certain topics won’t hurt – EU Free Trade, Make in India etc.
For the Interview Round
  •  Prepare an introduction and a proper one, which you can speak for at least 60-90 seconds.
  • Sit and make a list of your hobbies and what you can say about them. Don’t stick to simplistic one liners. Reading books could be your hobby, but you can’t just finish your answer at that. What genre of books? Which author? How many of these books you’ve read?
  • Be careful of what you say, the interviewer always looks for another question in your answer. Try not to lie or exaggerate.
  • Why do you want to take BMS or BBA(FIA)? Prepare a detailed answer for this question.
  • Make a list of your weaknesses and strength. Prepare something relevant to say something about them as well. (P.S: Please don’t say my weaknesses are my strength, just don’t. Please.)
  • Don’t be fidgety. Sit straight. Smile.
  • Don’t be rude to the interviewer and do not cross question them.

All the best!

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Kartikeya Bhatotia
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After a short delay, University of Delhi has declared the list of candidates shortlisted for the next round of admission – GD, PI – for the following courses:

  • Bachelor in Management Studies
  • Bachelor in Busines Administration (Finance and Investment Analysis)

Aspirants of BA. (H) Business Economics will have to wait as their result has not been declared yet.

Check your result here

Check your corresponding GD-PI schedule here 

Documents required for admission to BMS/BBA(FIA)

1. Resume Madness Everyone gets in the race of updating their resume/CV from day one. The resume madness gets to you so much that each little thing makes you think “Will this benefit my resume?” 2. On the run of doing an internship We’re always eyeing placement cell mails and internship websites to see if there are any internships there for us. In fact, most of us forget the joy of sitting back and relaxing during the summer and winter breaks, instead we tire ourselves by doing internships. It is one of the most talked about topic in college as well. 3. When is the next BMS entrance? People are always asking this question from us even though we have no idea when it happens and how it happens, considering the fact that DU guidelines on BMS/BBS admissions change almost every year! 4. Which specialization to take? This question troubles us from semester 1, although we select our specialization – Marketing, HR or Finance in the Fifth semester. We keep asking our seniors about it, who themselves don’t have an idea 5. Placement? MBA? This question is always on our mind from semester 1 as well, although most of us stay confused till the end. The opinion of the majority however lies towards the placement, and MBA or any other postgraduate degree is either considered an alternative or something we’d want to pursue in the future.   Kartikeya Bhatotia [email protected]]]>

University of Delhi will be conducting its Joint Admission Test for BMS/BBA(FIA) and BA(Hons.) Business Economics on Sunday, 20th June 2016.

The exam is only the first stage of the admission process where its weightage is 45% along with 40% weightage given to the 12th Board scores and 7.5% given to both the interview and group discussion round. Read more about the seat breakup and other crucial details from our previous report here.

According to the Admission Brochure given by DU, –

– The exam will have 120 questions to be attempted in 120 minutes
– Each question will be objective type multiple choice based.
– The exam will be take place from 3PM TO 5PM 6th June 2016.
– Each correct answer will get the candidate 3 marks and every incorrect answer will get them 1 negative mark.
– The question paper will be divided into 4 sections.
Here is a detailed section-wise guide I have made based on my experience of giving 2014 JAT –

1. Quantitative Ability

This section will contain questions from the 11th and 12th Maths syllabi. Questions from the 12th class Math syllabus won’t be that challenging, although you might want to brush up on Relations and Functions as many people skip it as it doesn’t have much weightage in the board exams, 5 questions are expected to be coming from Relations and Functions.

3-D Geometry is another unit you might want to prepare as it might contain 4-5 questions.
From the 11th Class syllabus, Sets and Permutations and Combinations are important units to be covered. Probability is a unit which spans both the 11th and 12th syllabi, therefore it is expected to be a major part of the Quantitative Ability section. Questions involving dice and deck of cards are expected to come.

2. Reasoning and Analytical Ability

This section will include reasoning and assertion based questions. It is also expected to contain a subsection of either a bar graph or chart and 8-10 questions based on analysis of that graph. Any data interpretation book will help you to practice questions which might appear in this section.

3. General English

This section’s name might make you think that it will be easy to attempt but it might prove to be the toughest for many people.
It will contain a reading comprehension subsection containing at least 5 questions which is considerably easy to attempt and does not need much preparation. 5 questions are expected to be idiom-based so learning basic English idioms may help. 5 direct vocabulary questions are also expected. For the vocabulary questions, research previous year papers and other exams (for example: CLAT) and identify and learn important words from there, this is the best shot to score in vocabulary as mugging up hundreds of words at this point will not benefit you. Fill in the blanks and one word substitution are also expected to come and are considerably easy and do not require practice.

4. Business and General Awareness

This section will contain direct general knowledge based questions. Since this section does not require much thinking, do not give too much time attempting it.

The main feature of General Awareness is that most of it contains ‘static general knowledge’ based questions. Popular questions in this section are along the lines of product and their companies. Start memorizing what product is produced by which company (your shampoo bottle,your shoes, clothes etc) and taglines of products and companies. Memorize what banks are nationalized and important international days  (Eg: Women’s day, Earth Day, AIDS Awareness Day)
Look up where popular companies’ headquarters are located, memorize important international and national prize winners of the current and previous years (eg: Nobel Prize, Bharat Ratna)

Some other helpful tips-
– Attempt the General Awareness and English section first as they require lesser thinking than the other two sections, this will give you more time to devote to the time consuming math problems. Be careful of the question numbering in the OMR sheet, though.

– I personally recommend you NOT to wild guess. Other exams generally have a 4:1 ratio of positive and negative marking however this exam has a 3:1 ratio so you have more to lose.

– A very repetitive tip but if you’re stuck on a question, leave it. It will be a challenge to attempt 120 questions in 120 minutes, utilize the time carefully.

All the best!

Bachelor Of Management Studies, the only undergraduate management course offered by Delhi University, has been seeing quite a few changes in its admissions criteria. As per recent reports, the entrance exam, which was slated for cancellation, is back on.

With the course being only 1 year old, the admission criteria changed last year, when a group discussion round was removed from the criteria. Another change that was sought to be implemented this year was the abolition of the entrance exam, and having 12th grade percentage based cut offs for admissions. The proposal, however, faced vehement opposition, with the Principals of the 6 colleges offering this course along with the student body refuting the idea.

As per recent press release from the office of the Dean of Students Welfare, the entrance exam is back on, with an equal weightage being given to the test score and the board percentage. Whether the decision is final or is due for further deliberations is not certain yet. If the new proposal is finally implemented then the personal interview round for the final selection of students will be done away with.

Kritika Relan, a second year student from BMS is uncertain of the outcome. ‘The criteria has been shifting from one to the other. The whole point of a Personal Interview was to judge students holistically. Only having an entrance seems inadequate.’

According to a TOI article released on May 9, 2014, a committee chaired by VC Dinesh Singh, comprising the Principals of all the colleges offering Bachelor of Management Studies and officials from Faculty of Management Studies, came to a consensus of doing away with the entrance exam for Delhi University’s sole management course at the undergraduate level.  This course, which was formed after merging three courses (Bachelors of Business Economics, Business Studies and Financial Investment and Analysis), was put under FMS’s umbrella last year.

The decision of removing the test has been rendered in wake of the errors made in the administration of the entrance exam conducted by FMS last year. A few weeks into the Semester, it had been revealed that the Answer Key to the entrance exam posted on the FMS website had 7 wrong answers marked for one of the question paper sets. Given the neck to neck competition that this course usually sees, this goof up had left a lot of students in anguish over the final ranks that had been declared based on the incorrect answer key.  Incidentally, the usual group discussion round that used to be held for the admission process before 2013 had also been removed last year.

The weightage of marks will now be reallocated from 40% to the Board result, 40% to the entrance test and 20% to the personal interview to 85% to board result and 15% to the personal interview. The seats for the course have not been changed from the 840 allotted last year to six colleges namely Shaheed Sukhdev College of Business Studies, College of Vocational Studies, Deen Dayal Upadhyaya College, Bhim Rao Ambedkar College, Keshav Mahavidyala and Maharaja Agrasen College. Close to 2500 students will be invited for the interview round, which will be held in North Campus.

Although the announcement was made on Saturday, May 10, in the middle of the exams, the reaction from the student body has been immediate. It seems students across colleges are jointly resenting this development and are geared up to protest. From Facebook pages  to online petitions, students have taken to social networking sites to voice their opinion.

The students of Shaheed Sukhdev College of Business Studies are set to stage a zealous protest. A meeting of the entire student body and the Principal is being held on Monday, to gain a better insight into what exactly is the future of this troubled course. Management students of College of Vocational Studies have also planned to hold a similar discussion post their exam on Monday. “For some incredibly elusive reason, everyone is hell bent on completely destroying this course. First, with the merger of the three courses, then the removal of the GD round and now, with this. Let’s see, Monday should bring more clarity”, said a second year student from CBS. The student community online has also spoken out against FMS. Priyanshu Gupta, an FYUP BMS student from DDUC said, “The officials are damaging the course one bit at a time. The specialisations offered to us as DC II options, which were supposed to be for BMS students, are now being offered to other courses too. Now, they’ve removed the entrance test. It has just become like any other course in DU now. It’s funny how FMS, being one of the best management institutes in the country cannot conduct an exam smoothly.”

Update (20th May): Entrance exam for BMS will be held in 2014 as well. Read this article for further details.

Update (20th May): Entrance exam for BMS will be held in 2014 as well. Read this article for further details.

Delhi University released another set of details regarding the admission process to be followed this year. As reported earlier, the University will be issuing only five cut offs for the General category, with the first cut off releasing on June 24. The application forms will be available both online and offline between June 2-16.

According to the latest information given by the officials, the colleges under DU cannot include any additional eligibility criteria this year, to ensure uniformity. This, however, does not apply to minority colleges like St. Stephen’s and Jesus and Mary College. Up until last year, most colleges would impose additional requirements, especially for sought after courses. For example, students who wished to seek admission in Shri Ram College of Commerce (SRCC) for Economics, needed a score of at least 70% in Mathematics in Class XII along with the necessary aggregate score mentioned in the cut off list.

Students who wish to study a subject they did not take up in Class XII, can do so but will lose 2% on their aggregate best of four marks. For the English and Hindi FYUP course, however, students must have studied the respective language in order to pursue them. Those who wish to do  Economics are required to have studied Mathematics in school.

Colleges will be allowed to set relaxation in their cut offs for girl students, which is a custom many colleges follow. Last year, colleges like Dyal Singh College and Shaheed Bhagat Singh College offered up to 3% relaxation for girl students applying for various Arts and Commerce.

Entrance exams that were earlier held for courses like Hindi Journalism have been done away with. They will now follow the same admission process as other courses in the University. An entrance exam will most likely be held only for  Bachelor of Management Studies, which comes under Faculty of Management Studies in DU and is offered by six colleges in the University. The dates for the same have not been finalised yet.

Apart from these, another newly introduced rule this year will allow students to include vocational subjects in their best of four marks. This comes as good news to many students, given that examination boards like CBSE provide a large number of vocational subjects like Microbiology, Horticulture and Consumer Behaviour. Students can even submit up to three such subjects in their score, though they will face a 10% reduction from the subject with the highest marks, among the vocational subjects included in the best of four aggregate.

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