The National Testing Agency (NTA) will define the eligibility criteria that need to be fulfilled by all the aspirants applying for the DU JAT 2021 Exam. This post takes you through the detailed DU JAT Eligibility 2021.

DU JAT Entrance Exam 2021 Eligibility Criteria

If you fulfill the eligibility criteria in terms of nationality, age limit, and educational qualification, you can apply for the DU JAT that provides admission to professional programs like BMS, BBA programs.

Before proceeding with the DU JAT Application Form, you are advised to check whether you meet eligibility or not. 

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DU JAT Nationality

  • You must be a citizen of India to apply for the exam.
  • If you are a foreign student and seeking admission to the professional undergraduate programs at Delhi University, then you can apply separately on Foreign Students’ Registry website and can contact the Deputy Dean (Foreign Students’ Registry), Conference Centre, University of Delhi-110007.

DU JAT Age Limit

As per the DU JAT 2021 eligibility criteria, there is no age limit to apply for the exam. However, your minimum age should be 18 years in order to apply for the exam.

DU JAT Educational Qualification

You must have qualified in the senior secondary examination from CBSE or from any equivalent board to apply for the DU JAT 2021.

  • If you have appeared in the 12th examination and waiting for results can also apply for the exam.
  • You should not have any backlogs in the 
  • The aggregate marks should be of four subjects: English, Mathematics, and the other two approved by the Delhi University.

Note: If you have appeared in the 12th class improvement papers, then you are not eligible to apply for the DU JAT 2021.


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Minimum Marks Required for DU JAT 2021

Check out the table below to know the minimum marks required for DU JAT 2021 for different categories.

Category Minimum Percentage
General 60%
OBC (Creamy Layer) 60%
OBC (Non - Creamy Layer) 54%
CW/PWD 55%
SC/ST 55%

DU JAT Eligibility under Minority Quota

The admission process will vary for different categories of reservation. Apart from SC/ST/OBC/EWS

  • If you belong to Sikh and Christian minority, then you can take admission under the minority quota in the minority colleges of Delhi University.
  • It is not mandatory that you must be a domicile of Delhi to avail of this minority quota.
  • If you belong to Kashmir, then you will be provided with another specific reservation.

DU JAT Reservation Criteria

The relaxation of marks is provided for eight categories that are termed as "Supernumerary" as per the information brochure released by the Delhi University. The following categories are eligible for the merit-based admission process.

  • Nominated Sikkimese Students
  • KW (Kashmiri Migrants)
  • CW(Children/widow of armed forces personnel including para-military forces)
  • PwD(Person with Disability)
  • ECA(Extra-Curricular Activities
  • Sports Quota
  • PM’s special scholarship for Jammu & Kashmir
  • Ward Quota

DU JAT Category-based Reservation

As per the eligibility criteria norms, a certain percentage of seats are reserved for different categories. Check the criteria of reservation of seats for all categories from the table below.

Category Reservation of Seats
OBC 27% of reservation and 10% relaxation on the minimum score
SC/ST 22.5% of reservation and 5% relaxation on the minimum score
EWS 10%
Persons with Benchmark Disabilities 5%
Children/Widows of Personnel of the Armed Forces (CW) 5%
Kashmiri Migrants (KW) Up to 5%
Prime Minister’s Special Scholarship Scheme for J&K students No Reservation

FAQ's

What is the minimum age limit to apply for DU JAT Exam 2021?

As per the DU JAT Eligibility criteria, there is no age limit to apply for DU JAT Exam 2021. However, candidates must have completed their senior secondary school of examination to apply for the exam.

I did not have Mathematics as my subject in class XII. Can I apply for DU JAT 2021?

No. As per the DU JAT eligibility, candidates not having Mathematics as a subject in class 12th are not eligible to apply for DU JAT 2021. Candidates must have scored a minimum percentage of marks in four subjects including Maths, English, and the other two subjects approved by the Delhi University to apply for the DU JAT Exam.

Can I appear for DU JAT if I have a compartment in one subject of the class XII exam?

Yes. You can apply for the DU JAT exam if your compartment results have been declared before the completion of admission process. You have to update the compartment marks while filling the application form.

How can a foreign national apply for DU JAT 2021?

Foreign national candidates can apply for DU JAT 2021 Exam separately on Foreign Students’ Registry website. They need to contact the Deputy Dean (Foreign Students’ Registry), Conference Centre, University of Delhi-110007 to apply for the exam.

Who can apply for DU JAT Exam?

Candidates who have qualified in the senior secondary examination from CBSE or from any equivalent board can apply for DU JAT Exam. Also, candidates who have appeared in the 12th examination and waiting for results are also eligible to apply for the exam.

What is the criteria for foreign students to apply for the DU JAT Exam?

Foreign candidates seeking admission to the professional undergraduate programs at Delhi University can apply separately on Foreign Students’ Registry website and can contact the Deputy Dean (Foreign Students’ Registry), Conference Centre, University of Delhi-110007.

Is Maths subject is mandatory to apply for DU JAT 2021 Exam?

Yes. Maths subject is mandatory to apply for DU JAT 2021 Exam. Candidates should have Maths, either as additional subjects (6th) or optional subjects (5th). It is compulsory only for BMS, BBA FIA, and BBE.

What are the minimum marks required for DU JAT 2021?

The minimum marks required for DU JAT 2021 exam vary for each category. Candidates belonging to General category must have scored 60%, OBC (Creamy Layer) - 60%, OBC (Non - Creamy Layer) -54%, CW/PWD - 55%, SC/ST - 55%.

How many seats are reserved for General category candidates appearing for the DU JAT Exam?

As per the DU JAT eligibility, 10% of minimum marks are specified for General Category candidates, 27% of seats will be reserved for OBC candidates, and 22% of seats are reserved for candidates belonging to SC/St category.