DU LLB aspirants complained that most of the CUET paper had mathematics-based questions, while questions based on legal studies hardly featured in the test.

Many applicants for the three-year LLB programme have complained that the Common University Entrance Test (CUET) test featured more questions about mathematics than their chosen field. The same has been true this year for a number of other programmes, including African studies and library sciences.

Several aspirants claimed that 75% of the paper had mathematics based questions, while featuring hardly any questions on legal studies. It had been reported that a separate paper had not been assigned for LLB aspirants and that they would have to give a general paper. Many students complained that they were being asked about terms like “dot matrix printer”.

“There were around 12 questions that covered general knowledge and legal aspects. Around 20 were related to English, which law aspirants can attempt. Beyond that, everything was high-level mathematics. As a law aspirant, I don think this will help us in any way.” said Muskan Jain, a graduated from Dyal Singh College, in conversation with the Times of India.

With several questions being beyond their purview in the entrance test conducted on June 8, many students say that they have given up hope of getting into Delhi University and will now have to fall back on private universities. Expressing her disappointment, Jain further added,

“I had taken a gap year, and I cannot afford to miss another year. I will probably have to give up on my plans for DU. This is really disappointing.”

Another aspirant, Lisa Kukreja, who graduated with a BA (H) in English from Sri Venkateswara College told TOI,

“The question paper was filled with mathematics-based questions and that too on the lines of what one would expect for RBI entrance or UPSC. DU has obviously been my first preference as it is a leading central university. But with the current status of the exam, I will have to look for a private university.”

Topics like Language Comprehension, General Knowledge and Awareness, Logical Reasoning, Verbal Ability, and Computer Basics were to be covered in the question paper in accordance with the CUET 2023 LLB Syllabus. However, candidates for this programme claimed the otherwise.

Read Also: DU to conduct PhD Admissions via CUET from Academic Year 2023-24.

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Vanshika Ahuja

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Delhi University Entrance Test has been delayed until further notice due to the coronavirus outbreak.  

With the Covid-19 outbreak, the Prime Minister announced a 21-day pan-national lockdown on the 25th of March. This has led to most of the functions in the country coming to a halt or being delayed. Such has been the case with the Delhi University Admission Test (DUET) which is conducted by the National Test Agency (NTA). The application process for the same had to be started this week, however due to the unanticipated pandemic outbreak, these processes have been delayed. Extensions for applications of several examinations have been announced by the NTA. Exams like JEE Mains and NEET UG have also been postponed. 

The application process was initially supposed to have begun on the 2nd of April. Apart from the lack of staff to manage the applications under the lockdown, the process also requires 12th board marksheets, exams for which have been postponed in most states. Consequently, the operations for the application process have been suspended until further notice. 

DUET is a two-hour examination conducted across different centres. The exam has 100 questions; 4 marks are awarded for every correct answer, while 1 mark is deducted for incorrect. NTA conducts examinations for entrances to both undergraduate and postgraduate programs offered by the Delhi University. The following are the subjects:

  • B Tech (Information technology and mathematical innovations)
  • BA Hons Business Economics
  • Bachelor of Management Studies
  • BA Hons Humanities and Social Science
  • Bachelor of Business Administrations (Financial Investment Analysis)
  • B Ed
  • Bachelor of Science in Physical Education
  • Health Education and sports
  • BA Hons Multimedia and Mass communication
  • Five Year Integrated Programme in Journalism

In PG courses, apart from those that offer interdisciplinary or professional courses, students are admitted to departments, 50% on the basis of merit and 50% on DUET rank. The entrance test may or may not be followed by an interview or a group discussion. 

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St. Stephen’s College will soon begin the admission process, reportedly from 6th May. Unlike other colleges in the University of Delhi (DU), it has a long process for selection along with high cut offs.

The admission process in the University of Delhi (DU) for the cycle of 2019-2020 will begin with St. Stephen’s College releasing its prospectus, admission application, and residence forms on 6th May.

The college has a different admission procedure from other DU colleges. After clearing the cut-offs, students write an exam and then have an interview for their selection. In this, class 12 marks carry a weightage of 85%, the aptitude test carries 5% and the interview carries 10%. The college has 410 seats and offers 10 courses, including English, Computer Science, Urdu, and Persian, among others. It also has 40% seats reserved for Christians.

In the 2019 college rankings by the National Institute of Ranking Framework (NRIF), St. Stephen’s stood as the fourth best college on the list and third best college in Delhi. Given its prestigious name, the competition to get into one of the best colleges is also equally high, where the cut offs last year soared to a 98.5% for Economics and 98% for English for General category aspirants.

The college also releases separate cut-off lists for courses in Humanities, Commerce, and Science. As seen in last year’s cut offs, Commerce students have a relatively higher cut-off, sometimes by a margin of 2.5%.

In order to apply to DU, the students need to first register in the university admissions portal to generate a form number and ID, which they then use to apply to the different colleges. For the application to be valid, students also need to pay the admission fee. Jesus and Mary College also follows the same procedure for admissions.

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Shivani Dadhwal

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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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Oishee Roy

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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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Vijeata Balani
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With many entrance examinations and their final rounds of interviews culminating, those who are eagerly waiting for their results must be feeling distraught and anxious over their future as the final semester closes off. While all the final year students await their results with their stomachs in knots, we need to remember that our lives have much more to offer even if we fail.

The tension is palpable in the month of April in every third year student’s life. Some students wait for their Indian Institute of Management (IIM) or Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) interview results while many others wait for results of Jawaharlal Nehru University Entrance Exam (JNUEE), or other post-graduation programmes’ entrance results. The minds of final year students are in a constant state of dilemma as to where exactly they will land up after leaving the comfortable contours of University of Delhi, where they have spent a very facile three years because of great grades in Class XII. Alas, third year students find themselves at the crossroads of another segment of life, breaking away from another cocoon, yet again after school. Also, many future plans for further entrance examinations are contingent upon the clearance of previously given entrances and the question of whether to take a gap year lingers.

The period in between the exam and its result is the most difficult period in any one’s life and this is where resilience, patience, and sanity of the student are tested. The distractions that are employed to deal with the stress, like last minute hangouts with friends, studies for the end semester examinations, farewell dress preparations, or starting a new sitcom are all half-hearted and the tension is always there at the back of the mind.

The panacea here is to understand the very basic fact that lives won’t shatter if you are unable to make it to our dream college or varsity. The world would not come crashing down if just one small entrance result is not in the affirmative. These words must sound hollow but the reminder that ‘this is not the end’ and there is always a ‘plan B’, is imperative. It is sometimes best to have failure happen earlier in life because it awakens the phoenix inside, and one can learn how to rise from the ashes.

In the end, while students wait for their results and apply to other places, just remember to hope for the best and be prepared for the worst.


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Oorja Tapan

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In yet another shock to the final year students, who are still recovering from the fact that Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) is holding its entrance exam in December this year, the University of Delhi (DU) has decided to prepone its semester exams, which were to be held in December to mid-November. This shuffling of dates comes in the wake of the JNU entrance scheduled to happen in December. Some sources in the examination department claim that this change occurred because DU doesn’t want its students to suffer, and wants them to prepare for the entrance without any stress. The revised date sheet has been uploaded on the website.

An official source confirmed that the decision for the change of dates was taken in the academic council meeting which took place on 21st September. One of the council members proposed the change on the grounds that many colleges have received requests for the same by students. This proposal was later supported by the majority of the council members and passed subsequently. Since JNU is one of the most prestigious universities, all major universities desire to send the highest number of students to it. “This is not just a matter of pride, but also confirms that the academic merit of your institution is at par with the best of this country”, said Prof. M.K Khanewala, who is the dean of academics in another major University, situated in the temple town of Varanasi.

Meanwhile, the decision has received a mixed response from the student community. While some are rejoicing on account of the fact that they can finish their exams early and study for JNU’s entrance in peace, others are not happy as now they have to study for the semester exams along with the preparations. Prachi Dedha, a final year student who was not happy with the decision, says, “Now, this change of date will make our teachers give us more assignments and will kill all the time we have got to prepare for the entrance.”

Even some of the other departments of the University, which play a major role in organising the semester exams, like the Finance Department and the Transport Department, are surprised because of this sudden change of dates. Speaking on the condition of anonymity, one of the officials of the Finance Department said, “This decision has put all of us on our toes. The pace of our work was in accordance with the previous December date sheet. Now, all of us have to work day and night for the exams to take place in November.”

Although the surprising decision has received mixed responses, the real consequence of taking such a step can only be gauged after the results of the semester exams and the JNU entrance are declared.


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Srivedant Kar

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After a long wait, the University of Delhi has finally announced a tentative schedule for the entrance test based admissions for Master’s, M.Phil., and Ph.D.

The online registration for admissions to these courses will start from 12th June and will continue till 22nd June, 2017.

There are approximately 9,000 to 10,000 in postgraduate programmes such as M.A., M.Sc., etc. The number of seats in M.Phil. and Ph.D. courses is still being calculated due to the departments not yet confirming the number of research students a faculty member can take.

The schedule for entrance tests for the postgraduate programme is as follows:

Saturday, 1 July

  • B.Ed. Special Education (Visual Impairment)
  • M.C.A.
  • B.Ed.
  • M.Sc. Botany
  • M.A. Sociology
  • M.A. History
  • M.Phil. / Ph.D. in Sociology
  • M.A. Urdu
  • B.P.Ed. (Department of Physical Education & Sports Sciences)
  • M.A. Punjabi

Sunday, 2 July

  • Ph.D. in Computer Science
  • Ph.D. in Chemistry
  • M.Phil./Ph.D. in Italian
  • M.A. Political Science
  • Ph.D.in Philosophy
  • M.Phil./Ph.D. in French
  • M.Phil. / Ph.D. in Political Science
  • Ph.D. in Arabic
  • M.Phil./Ph.D. in German
  • M.Sc. Zoology
  • Ph.D. in Anthropology
  • LL.B. M.Phil. / Ph.D. in Zoology
  • M.A. Sanskrit
  • M.A. Persian
  • Ph.D. in Sanskrit
  • M.Phil. in Persian
  • M.Sc. Operational Research
  • M.A. /M.Sc. Applied Operational Research
  • M.A. French /M.A. German,
  • M.A. Italian/M.A. Hispanic
  • M.Phil. / Ph.D. in Operational Research
  • LL.M.
  • M.Sc. Food and Nutrition
  • Ph.D. in Law
  • Ph.D. in Home Science
  • M.P.Ed. (Department of Physical Education & Sports Sciences)
  • Ph.D. in Business Economics
  • M.A. in Psychology
  • Ph.D. in Psychology

Monday, 3 July

  • M.A. Economics
  • M.Sc. Environmental Studies
  • M.Sc. Fabric & Apparel Science
  • M.Phil. (Department of Home Science)
  • Ph.D. in Economics
  • Ph.D. in Environmental Studies
  • M.Sc. – Ph.D. combined degree in Biomedical Sciences & M.Sc. Degree in Biomedical Sciences (Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Centre for Biomedical Research)
  • M.A. Japanese
  • M.A. East Asian Studies
  • M.Sc. Development Communication and Extension (Department of Home Science)
  • Ph.D. in East Asian Studies
  • Master of Library & Information Science
  • Ph.D. in Library & Information Science (Deptt. of Library & Info. Sc.)
  • M.Phil. in Library & Information Science (Deptt. of Library & Info. Sc.)
  • M.A./M.Sc. Mathematics
  • M.Phil./ Ph.D. in Mathematics
  • Ph.D. in Biomedical Sciences
  • M.A. Applied Psychology
  • M.Sc. Microbiology
  • M.Sc. Electronics
  • Ph.D. in Microbiology
  • Ph.D. in Electronics
  • M.A. Tamil
  • M.Sc. Resource Management & Design Application (Department of Home Science)
  • M.A. Bengali
  • M.A. Comparative Indian Literature
  • M.A. Russian
  • M.Phil. in Modern Indian Languages & Literary Studies
  • M.Phil. in Russian Studies

Tuesday, 4 July

  • M.A./M.Sc. Statistics
  • M.Sc. Physics
  • B.Ed. Special Education (Mental Retardation)
  • M.Phil. / Ph.D. in Statistics
  • Ph.D. in Physics
  • M.Phil. in Karnatak Music
  • M.Sc. Geology
  • M.A. Philosophy
  • M.Com.
  • M.Phil./Ph.D. in Geology
  • M.Phil. in Philosophy
  • M.Phil. / Ph.D. in Commerce
  • M.A. English
  • M.A. Arabic
  • M.A. Linguistics
  • Ph.D. in English
  • M.Phil. in Arabic
  • M.Phil./ Ph.D. in Linguistics
  • M.Sc. Informatics (Institute of Informatics & Communication)
  • M.Sc. Anthropology
  • M.Tech. Microwave Electronics
  • Ph.D. in Informatics (Institute of Informatics & Communication)
  • M.Phil. in Anthropology
  • M.Phil. in Hindustani Music
  • Ph.D. in Persian
  • M.Sc. Genetics
  • Ph.D. in Russian
  • M.Sc. Human Development and Childhood studies (Department of Home Science)
  • Ph.D. in Genetics
  • M.A. Environmental Studies
  • M.Sc. Plant Molecular Biology & Biotechnology
  • M.Ed.
  • Ph.D. in Plant Molecular Biology and Biotechnology
  • M.Phil./ Ph.D. in Education
  • M.Sc. Mathematics Education (Cluster Innovation Centre)
  • Ph.D. in Modern Indian Languages & Literary Studies
  • Ph.D. in Bio-Physics

Wednesday, July 5

  • M.A. Social Work
  • M.A. Buddhist Studies
  • M.A. in Life Long Learning & Extension
  • M.Phil./Ph.D. in Social Work
  • M.Phil. in Buddhist Studies
  • M.Phil. / Ph.D. in Adult Continuing Education & Extension
  • M.Phil. in Hindi
  • M.A. Geography
  • Ph.D. in Buddhist Studies
  • M.Phil./ Ph.D. in Botany
  • M.Phil. /Ph.D. in Geography
  • M.A. Hindi
  • M.Phil. / Ph.D. in History
  • Ph.D. in Urdu
  • Ph.D. in Hindi
  • M.Phil. in Urdu
  • M.Phil. in English
  • Ph.D. in Punjabi
  • M.Phil. in Sanskrit
  • M.Phil.(Biotechnology) (Faculty of Applied Sciences- offered by Departments of Microbiology, Genetics, Biophysics and Biochemistry)
  • M.Sc. Biochemistry
  • Ph.D. in Biochemistry
  • M.Phil. in Punjabi
  • M.Sc. Forensic Science (Department of Anthropology)
  • Ph.D. in Financial Studies
  • M.A. Hindustani Music
  • M.A. Karnatak Music
  • Ph.D. in African Studies
  • Ph.D. in Hindustani Music
  • M.Phil. in African Studies
  • M.A. Percussion Music
  • Ph.D. in Karnatak Music
  • Ph.D. in Music & Fine Arts


You can download a PDF version of the schedule here.

50% of the total seats in most postgraduate courses in the varsity are reserved for direct admission for students who have completed their undergraduate degree from the University of Delhi itself. This direct admission is based on the marks scored by the applicants in their undergraduate courses. The remaining 50% seats are given to applicants who qualify in the entrance examinations. Some departments also choose to conduct interviews or group discussions after the entrance exams.


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Niharika Dabral
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Every year, the University of Delhi offers two branches of admissions to undergraduate aspirants. The merit-based courses are administered through the release of cut-offs, while the entrance-based courses undertake candidates through an entrance test and the conduction of a GD-PI process in some courses. This year, the entrance-based registrations were scheduled to commence from May 31st. However, after a delay of 15 days, the registration portal will become operational from June 16th, at 6:00 p.m.

The courses administered through entrance examinations are as follows:

  1. B.A. (Hons.) Business Economics
  2. Bachelor of Management Studies (BMS)
  3. Bachelor of Business Administration (Financial Investment Analysis) (BBA (FIA))
  4. B.A. (Hons.) Humanities and Social Sciences
  5. B.Tech. (Information Technology and Mathematical Innovation)
  6. Bachelor of Elementary Education (B.El.Ed.)
  7. B.Sc. Physical Education, Health Education, and Sports (B.Sc. (P.E.H.E.&S.))
  8. B.A. (Hons.) Multimedia and Mass Communication
  9. B.A. (Hons.) Music

The entrance tests will be conducted in 18 cities and will be online computer-based. The entrance test for B.A. (Hons.) Music will be based on a practical admission entrance test, which will be held in the Department of Music, Faculty of Music & Fine Arts, University of Delhi.

The merit-based undergraduate admissions portal became functional on May 22nd, with the registration ending on June 13th, 2017. The cut-off lists are scheduled to be announced starting from June 24th.

You can access the link to the entrance-based admissions portal here.


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Saumya Kalia
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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!