The complete schedule for admissions in the entrance-based Undergraduate programmes in Delhi University was released on 6th July. The availability of seats will depend upon the admissions in the prior list for each of the courses, individually. The same has been summarily explained below.

Students who have applied for Bachelor of Science in Physical Education, Health Education and Sports [B.Sc. (PE, HE and S) will have to wait till the 2nd admission list for announcement of their admission procedure.

After the approval of admission, the student has to log onto his/her/their Undergraduate Admission Portal to make the online admission fee payment. It is important to complete this payment by 12 noon of the next day.

Students also have to keep in mind that they will have to go to the designated college in accordance to the choice of college i.e. Morning or Evening.

The timings for Morning College are 9:30 a.m.- 1:30 p.m. and for Evening College are 4:00 p.m.- 7:00 p.m.

Rules and Procedure for Course-College Allotment for admission to BMS/B.A.(H)B.E./BBA(FIA) 

At the time of filling the application form, all applicants were required to state their order of preference of course and college in their online application form. This step was extremely important, as this the admission procedure here is different from how it works in other merit-based courses.

Allotment of courses and colleges to the applicants shall be based on the rank secured by the applicant and his/her order of preference of course and college, subject to the availability of seats there. The seats available in each course and college in each category shall be allotted to the applicants in order of their ranks and preferences, till all seats in the particular college-course are exhausted. The following procedure will be followed for the first round of allotment of seats:

1. Downloading the application form: Based on the ranks and preferences of a particular student, he/she will be granted provisional admission in a college. The candidate can download the confirmation by logging into their account, and should then take a print out of the Application form.

2. Showing up at the college: The shortlisted candidates of this round will have to report to the allotted College for verification of required documents along with the admission form within the stipulated period of time, as per the counselling schedule announced/ available on the Admission Portal.

3. Once the college approves the admission of the candidate on his/her dashboard, a fee link will be activated in the candidate’s portal. The candidate must pay the fee online within the stipulated time, failing which his/her allotted seat will stand automatically cancelled. A candidate shall be declared as successfully admitted candidate only after realization of the fee.

Based on the number of candidates admitted successfully in the first round, the vacant seats will be available for 2nd round of counseling. The successfully admitted students will be automatically considered for upgradation in the subsequent round of counselling. They may have the option to opt out for upgradation at the time of fee payment.

An extremely pertinent point to note here, is that this system is different than that followed in merit-based entrances. If a student does not get successfully admitted in the college allotted to him/her, they will not be considered for upgradation further. Furthermore, students who have already sought admission through merit in other courses need to be extremely cautious as they will have to get withdraw from the existing college to get admission elsewhere within a small time frame.

The following candidates will not be considered in the second round:

1. Who have already been allotted their first preference.

2. Candidates who have voluntarily opted out of upgradation

3. Candidates whose names appear in the provisional admission list but did not appear for document verification within stipulated period of time.


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With less than 2 weeks to go to DU’s Joint Admission Test (JAT), it becomes important, more than ever before, to plan a strategy to maximise your score. Many opt for coaching classes for this guidance, but it isn’t entirely impossible to crack these exams without coaching as well. Here is the key to scoring well in this notorious exam.

Around 40,000 students all over India appear for the DU JAT exam annually for merely 1400 seats in the three professional courses in University of Delhi (DU) colleges.

The cut-off of the entrance exam to proceed to the interview round in 2016 was 164 marks, and for 2017, a student had to score 230 above to gain admission in DU’s SSCBS.

  • Quantitative Ability

In the 2016 and 2017 JAT exams, maths of the 10+2 level was given considerable weightage. Topics like AP, GP, trigonometry, and algebra were abundant in the 2016 paper. Areas like Time-Speed-Distance, and Time and Work are also observed but the trend towards them has been discouraging. It is highly recommended to make educated guesses using the options, but if you’re not too sure and not confident in your accuracy, remember that the trade-off would be with 1 mark.

  • Current Awarness + Business Awareness

Do not indulge into the myth of coaching centres helping you improve your general knowledge. The probability of those general knowledge (GK) questions, as told in the said coaching, coming in the exam is very little as there is simply too much to remember. It is better to keep a track of the happeinings in the world. (as unwelcoming as this sounds, it is necessary. Sites like indiabix.com are very helpful aids.) Static GK questions do not enjoy a favourable position anymore unlike the past years. Business Awareness, on the other hand, has always appeared without fail. For the same, you could start off with memorising the taglines of important conglomerates and their founders and CEOs. Keeping up-to-date with mergers and acquisitions in the news front always helps!

  • Logical Reasoning

This is the most scoring and easy to attempt part. Out of 30 questions, be sure to attempt a minimum of 21 questions from this section, and the number should only increase in proportion to the level of easiness of the exam. Venn diagrams, distribution of data, and cubes and dices are definite questions that can be expected and are easy to attempt at the same time.

  • Verbal Ability

This section tends to be on the easier side but can be tough for those who are insecure of their verbal skills. Practicing reading comprehension under time restrictions can help improve speed. Vocabulary cannot be mugged up in such a short span of time, but skimming through past year papers can help you know what to expect.


Practice material for the maths and logical reasoning portions are readily available on the Internet. It cannot be reiterated enough, that students who are susceptible to getting stuck in questions should consciously avoid attempting the difficult ones.

It is also important to acknowledge that exam patterns are subject to continuous change and so is the criterion of admission prone to last-minute modifications. Over the last five years, DU has continually experimented with the parameters to assign a student his/her rank. In 2016, no weightage was given to board marks, and GDPI had a cumulative worth of 15%. In 2017, GDPI was discarded and board marks were reintroduced with 35% weightage.

Enrolling for coaching definitely helps, but it doesn’t guarantee you a seat, and the vice-versa also stands true. Now is the time to study hard and smart, and to plan for the remainder of your time well. Good luck!


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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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