DU JAT Exam Pattern 2021

National Test Agency (NTA) is responsible for prescribing the exam pattern for the DU JAT exam. The exam pattern specifies the structure of the question paper, type of questions asked in the exam, marking scheme, and other details.

Latest Update:
  • NTA has started the DU JAT Registration for the 2021 session on August 02, 2021.
  • On July 27, 2021, the NTA test will hold the DU JAT exam on any day between September 26, 27, 28, 29, and 30, 2021, and October 1, 2021.

If you are someone who is preparing for the Delhi University test, then going through this post will help you know the detailed DU JAT Exam Pattern 2021.

DU JAT 2021 Paper Pattern Highlights

Exam Mode Computer-Based
Number of papers  1
Number of questions  100 questions
Number of sections Four
Questions in each section 25 questions
Question Paper Type Objective type
 Total marks 400 marks
Exam duration 2 hours
Exam language  English
Negative Marking Yes

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DU JAT 2021 Section-Weightage

There are four sections included in the DU JAT Exam 2021, i.e., Quantitative Ability, General English, General Awareness, and Reasoning & Analytical Ability. The question paper consists of a total of 100 Multiple Choice Questions for 400 Marks. Each section requires practice with perseverance. Take subject wise quiz like-  Logical reasoning quiz , daily english quiz , quantitative aptitude quiz to cover each and every section.

Being aware of the exam pattern and DU JAT Syllabus will help you clear all these sections easily in the exam. The table below explains the section-wise break up of questions.

Subject Number of Questions Marks
General Awareness 25 100
General English 25 100
Analytical and Logical Reasoning 25 100
Quantitative Aptitude 25 100
Total 100 400

DU JAT 2021 Marking Scheme

As per the DU JAT Exam Pattern, each question will be carrying 4 marks in the question paper. There is a negative marking of 1/3 for each wrongly answered question.

Note that if a single question is marked twice, it would be considered as a wrong answer. Check out the table below to know the marking scheme for each question.

Question Marks
Each Correct Answer +4 marks
Each wrongly Answered Question -1 Mark
Un-attempted questions No marks


What is the mode of the DU JAT Exam?

.The DU JAT exam is conducted in the computer-based test mode

Is there a section-wise time limit in DU JAT 2021?

No. There is no sectional time limit in the Delhi University Joint Admission Test.

Which section in DU JAT carries maximum weightage?

There is an equal weightage for all the sections in the DU JAT i.e., 25 questions are asked from each section in the exam.

Are descriptive questions asked in the DUJAT exam?

No. There are only objective-type questions asked in the Delhi University Joint Admission Test.

Are marks deducted for un attempted questions in the DU JAT 2021 exam?

No. As per the DU JAT paper pattern, no marks will be deducted for un attempted questions.

How many times in a year the DU JAT is conducted?

The DU JAT exam is conducted only once a year.

What is the duration of the DU JAT?

According to the DU JAT exam pattern, the duration of the exam is 2 hours.