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DU JAT Replaced with NTA CUET 2023

Author : Palak Khanna

Updated On : January 16, 2023


The academic council of Delhi University (DU) announced that the DU JAT entrance exam is merged with the Common Universities Entrance Test (CUET) from the academic session 2023-2023.

The university provides admissions to undergraduate programs solely based on the performance in the entrance exam.

As per the DU admission policy, all category aspirants seeking admission to DU BMS, BBE, and BBA (FIA) must appear for the NTA CUET Exam 2023.

It was observed that there is huge competition in top universities with high cut-off marks, so the exam was introduced last year to reduce the high cut-off standards for entering prestigious colleges.

Last year, we heard about DU filing a complaint and withdrawing its name from the list of Central Universities participating in admissions through the entrance exam.

However, DU has finally planned to take admission through the common entrance exam from the academic session of 2023. 

There will be no impact on aspirants who have been preparing for the DU JAT exam, as the exam pattern and syllabus are almost the same. The only difference is the exam name and sectional patterns/timing of the examination.

Are the Preparations done to date worth for CUET?

The preparations done for the DU JAT exam are completely worth it when it comes to the CUET entrance exam, as Mathematics and English are compulsory for Common Universities Entrance Test.

The aptitude test in DU JAT is replaced by the general test in CUET. Therefore, those who have been preparing for aptitude will have an edge over others.

Appearing in the English language paper is compulsory for the majority of aspirants in the NTA CUET exam. The preparations done to date will help enhance your CUET preparation and score well in the upcoming exam.

Exactly What will Change in CUET 2023?

The UGC (University Grants Commission) confirmed that the entrance exam is conducted in computer-based test (CBT) mode, i.e., online mode.

A total number of questions, syllabi, and slots for the exams have been published on the official website www.cuet.samarth.ac.in.

The Pattern of the CUET Question Paper will comprise four sections and the questions are objective-type and Input text-based questions.

The ministry of education (MoE) has concluded the Common University Entrance Test 2023 will include four sections:

  • Section 1A: 13 Languages
  • Section 1B: 19 Languages
  • Section 2: Domain-specific test
  • Section 3: General test

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Section 1A: Language Test

  • There would be 40 questions to be attempted out of 50.
  • The duration would be 45 minutes for each language.
  • Questions will be based on Reading Comprehension (based on different types of passages-Factual, Literary, and Narrative, [Literary Aptitude and Vocabulary]).
  •  Aspirants need to practice editorial parts of newspapers and various novels to master RCs. 
  • Joining CUET online classes will help improve your language skills and score good marks in the upcoming exam.

Section 1B: Language Test

Those who want to choose other languages like Kashmiri, French, Konkani, Spanish, Bodo, German, Dogri, Nepali, Maithili, Persian, Manipuri, Italian, Santhali, Arabic, Tibetian, Sindhi, Japanese, Russian, Chinese, and Sanskrit must attempt the section 1B paper.

Read more: Short tricks to solve Maths questions quickly in the CUET exam

Section 2: Domain-specific Test

Aspirants can choose up to six domain subjects from section 2. However, Mathematics is the compulsory subject in this section.

  • There would be 40 questions to be attempted out of 50.
  • The duration of the test is 45 minutes.
  • It includes questions similar to Higher maths questions asked in DU JAT paper till 2021 but won't include topics of class 11.
  • All questions will be based on class 12the NCERT Book centric. Therefore, practicing CUET Mock Tests will help improve your time management skills and speed in the final exam.

Section 3: General Test

  • There would be 60 questions to be attempted out of 75.
  • The time duration of the exam is 60 minutes.
  • The questions are similar to the aptitude-based segment of DU JAT that included Quantitative Aptitude, GK & Current Affairs, Logical and Analytical Reasoning.

Frequently Asked Questions

Admission to various courses at Delhi University will be done through the Common Universities Entrance Test 2023.
You must have complete class 12 or an equivalent exam from a recognized board to apply for the DU admissions to minority colleges through CUET 2023.
As per the latest notice, the CUCET exam is conducted in computer-based test mode i.e., online mode.
You must have appeared for three domain subjects and one language paper from section 1A.
Yes. You must have obtained a minimum of 30% score in any one of the language paper from section 1A.
No. You are not eligible for BA (Economics) at Delhi University without Mathematics subject in class 12.
Appeared in three domain subjects, Physics, Chemistry, and Biology/Biological Studies/ Biotechnology/ Biochemistry, in the CUET entrance exam. Scored a minimum of 30% in any one language from section 1A.


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