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DU JAT 2018 exam analysis: The paper was easier this year

Jun 22, 2018 19:44 IST
    DU JAT 2018 Exam Analysis
    DU JAT 2018 Exam Analysis

    DU Joint Admission Test (DU JAT) 2018: Exam Analysis 

    Delhi University’sJoint Admission Test (DU JAT) for enrolment in its Bachelor of Management Studies (BMS)/BBE and BFIA courseswas held on June 22, 2018 from 12:00 noon to 2:00 pm (second slot). The exam, conducted online, had a total of 100 questions. Every question carried four marks, and there was negative marking (of 1mark) for every incorrect answer.

    The questions were not divided into sections; and were jumbled up. However, they were broadly from the following four areas: General Awareness, General English, Analytical & Logical Reasoning, and Quantitative Aptitude. Overall, the paper was an easy one.

    General Awareness

    Unlike last year, most of the questions from this areawerefrom static GK; and covered Sports, Literature, Science, Economics, History, etc. Only six questions dealt withCurrent Affairs. Overall, the level of questions was easy.

    The breakup of questions was as follows:

    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 frequentlyencounteredin day-to-day reading. With just one question on Fill-in-the-Blanks, these questions didnot 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)

    4

    Synonyms, Antonyms (Vocab)

    8

    Fill-in-the-Blanks

    1

    Idiom, Phrasal verb

    8

    Total questions

    26

    Analytical & Logical Reasoning

    The topics from which questions were asked in this area were Arrangement, Series, Coding-Decoding, Analogy, Direction, and Syllogism. The level of difficulty was easy.

    The breakup of questions was as follows:

    Topics

    Number of Questions

    Arrangement

    10

    Comparison

    2

    Series

    4

    Coding – decoding

    2

    Analogy

    3

    Direction

    1

    Syllogism

    1

    Cube

    1

    Total

    24

    Quantitative Aptitude

    Overall, the questions were of moderate level of difficulty. The topics covered were Function, Coordinate Geometry, Geometry, Matrices, Sequence and Series, Probability, Statistics, Differentiation, Application of Derivatives, Trigonometry, Vectors, etc.

    The breakup of questionswas as follows:

    Topics

    Number of Questions

    Geometry and Mensuration

    4

    Sequence and Series

    1

    Probability and Permutation

    2

    Trigonometry

    2

    Coordinate Geometry

    1

    Matrices

    2

    Integration

    1

    Functions

    2

    Differentiation and its Applications

    4

    Statistics

    1

    Time and Work

    1

    Series

    1

    Vectors

    3

    Total

    25

    Disclaimer: All information on analysisand scores are based on independent analysis and evaluation made by Career Launcher. We do not take responsibility for any decision that might be taken, based on this information.

     

    About the Author:

    With more than a decade of experience in the education sector, Amitendra is the Product Manager (Undergraduate Test Prep) at Career Launcher. He conducts more than 50 career guidance seminars across schools in India in an academic year. His career related articles have been published in education portals such as Careers360, and newspapers such as The Tribune, The Statesman; Mail Today and Hindustan Times. He has been a guest speaker at FM Gold and has helped students address their career related goals.

    A firm believer that education is the change agent of the society, Amitendra loves interacting with students and helps them overcome their apprehensions about careers and pick the right careers for themselves.

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