Delhi University conducts DU JAT (Delhi University Joint Admission Test) for admissions of eligible candidates in undergraduate programs like BMS, BBA, etc. in Delhi University. Thousands of students attempt DU JAT every year to get admission in top DU colleges.

If you're one of those trying to crack this year's DU JAT exam, then you need to get acquainted with a few suggested preparation tips that will help boost your preparation.

General/Business Awareness Preparation Tips

The General Awareness/Business Awareness section is one of the most difficult sections of the DU JAT paper, with questions covering a wide range of topics. However, this is one of the sections that can cause a person to breeze through the DU JAT exam.

This year, the section would have 25 questions, and because answering a question in this section takes less than a minute, it could mean the difference between a candidate getting into the top colleges and not.

The Business and General Awareness part examine a candidate's knowledge of various ideas and theories in business studies, as well as their awareness of current events. It is basically divided into two sections namely Current Affairs and Static General awareness.

  • Generally, 15 - 16 questions are asked from current affairs in this section, therefore more attention should be given to it.
  • For Current Affairs reading the newspaper regularly is a must and, apart from that, you can also refer to the monthly news and events magazine, or mobile applications such as GK Today.
  • Give special attention to the Business, Economy and Editorial Section.
  • Go through Current affairs of at least 12 months from the exam date.
  • Read compiled monthly current affairs from gk capsules.
  • In static gk questions are generally asked from general awareness and Business awareness. 
  • Generally, questions based on Business leaders and organizations like UN, WTO are asked in Business awareness.
  • Don't try to mug up things, just read important events twice so that you will be able to recall when something similar is posed in the examination.
  • Attempt previous year papers to get acquainted with the type and difficulty level of the questions posed in the examination.

General Awareness Important topics

It is very necessary to be focused and have a planned framework to excel in the DU JAT examination. The first phase of preparation for the DU JAT exam is to understand the necessary prerequisites of the examination.

Candidates should be well-rehearsed with the syllabus along with the weightage of various subjects to plan the preparations.

DU JAT Business Awareness Important topics

  • Global companies and leaders
  • Indian companies and leaders
  • Punchlines of Brand and companies
  • Mergers and Acquisitions 
  • Key Business technologies
  • Abbreviations

DU JAT Current Affairs Important topics

  • Important dates
  • Indian and International Affairs
  • Banking and finance
  • Business and economy
  • Appointments and resignations
  • Rankings, Awards and Honours
  • Bills and Amendments
  • Sports

DU JAT Static General Awareness Important topics

  • History (Ancient, Medieval and Modern India)
  • Indian Economy(government schemes, growth rates, production stats, role of institutions, survey findings)
  • Indian polity (constitution, current legal cases , elections and governments )
  • International Organizations

DU JAT General Awareness important questions 

Q) Which of the following represents the percentage of equity that will be retained by the Government after the disinvestment of HPCL and BPCL, respectively?

  1. 34% and 35%
  2. 35% and 34%
  3. 26% and 12%
  4. 12% and 26%

Q) Which one of the cellular mobile phone companies have taken up the initiative “Save our Tigers” recently?

  1. Vodafone
  2. Aircel
  3. Airtel
  4. Idea

Q) “Change Your World” is the adline by

  1. Louis Philippe
  2. Wills Lifestyle
  3. Levis
  4. Pantaloons

Q) In India Census is done after a gap of every 

  1. Five years
  2. Seven years
  3. Ten years
  4. Eight years

Q) Which company uses the tagline "Drive your way"?

  1. a) Yamaha
  2. b) Toyota
  3. c) Erickson
  4. d) Hyundai

Q) Rahul Dravid is associated with the advertising campaign of which bank?

  1. a) Bank of Baroda
  2. b) Bank of India
  3. c) HSBC
  4. d) HDFC

Q) What are the types of activity within demand management?

  1. Activity-based, Business activity patterns and user profiles
  2. Analytical based, Shaping user behaviour
  3. Activity-based, Access Management
  4. Analytical based, Business activity patterns and user profiles

Q) Who is the Director-General of Bharat Biotech?

  1. Krishan M Eila
  2. Rishikesha T Krishnan
  3. Dr Balaram Bhargava
  4. None of these

Q) only Indian to have received a Nobel prize in Economics is

  1. Jagdish Bhagwati
  2. A. K Sen
  3. Meghnath Desai
  4. S. Chakravarthy

Q) The great depression in capitalist countries began in the year

  1. 1929
  2. 1890
  3. 1989
  4. 1964

Q) Which of the following best explains “e-governance”?

  1. Improving the functioning of the governance
  2. Teaching government employs the basics of computing
  3. Delivery of public services through the internet 
  4. Convergence of email and video conferencing

Q) To which category iron and steel industry belong:

  1. Large scale
  2. Cooperative sector
  3. Agro-based
  4. Small scale

Q) Cooperative sector industries are owned and operated by the producers or suppliers of raw materials, workers or both. The pool in the resources and share the profits and losses:

  1. Disproportionately 
  2. Proportionately 
  3. Unequally
  4. Unevenly

DU JAT General Awareness Previous year questions

Q) Which of the following states of India is best known for Saffron Cultivation? 

  1. Sikkim 
  2. Meghalaya 
  3. Jammu & Kashmir 
  4. Assam 

 Correct Answer:- Jammu & Kashmir 

Q) Which of the following rivers originate in Tibet? 

Sutlej River 

Indus River 

Ghaghara River

  1. 2 & 3
  2. 1 & 2 
  3. 1, 2 &3 
  4. 1 & 3 

Correct Answer :- 1, 2 &3

Q) “Project Shakti” is the famous CSR initiative of which company? 

  1. ITC 
  2. Godrej
  3. Coca Cola 
  4. HUL 

Correct Answer:- HUL 

Q) 'Ace Against Odds' is an autobiography of which sportsperson? 

  1. Abhinav Bindra
  2. Mithali Raj
  3. Sania Mirza
  4. Sachin Tendulkar

Correct Answer :- Sania Mirza 

Q) Which committee has been constituted by the Union Government to continuously monitor the solutions to air pollution?

  1. Sunita Narain committee 
  2. Bhure Lal committee 
  3. Harsh Vardhan committee 
  4. C.K Mishra committee 

Correct Answer:- C.K Mishra committee 

Q) Which city hosted the 2nd edition of the Nobel Prize Series-India 2018?

  1. Panaji 
  2. Chandigarh 
  3. New Delhi 
  4. Kochi 

Correct Answer:- Panaji 

Q) Which country is the global host nation for the 43rd edition of the World Environment Day-2018 event?

  1. South Korea
  2. India
  3. Norway
  4. Belgium

Q) Which Article is described as the "Heart and Soul of the Constitution"?

  1. Article 32
  2. Article 50
  3. Article 36
  4. Article 20

Q) Jnanpith Award is given for: 

  1. Preserving environment 
  2. Outstanding contribution to Indian music 
  3. Outstanding contribution towards literature
  4. Contribution for classical dance

Q) The largest freshwater lake in India is: 

  1. Kolleru Lake
  2. Chilka Lake 
  3. Veeranam Lake 
  4. Pulicat Lake

Q) Which of the following taxes are imposed and collected by the state government?

(a) Land Revenue (b) Sales Tax (c) Estate Duty (d) All of these

Q) Which of the following were levied and collected by the union government?

(a) Custom duty (b) Excise duty (c) Estate Duty (d) All of these


How should I prepare for the DU JAT exam?

Candidates must adhere to expert preparation tips in order to achieve high scores. Before you start studying for the IPMAT Exam, go over the entire test pattern and curriculum. Create a detailed study plan. Study each topic using the proper IPMAT Books, and make sure to complete the topics listed for each day without fail. Regularly participate in the Mock Test Series to evaluate your preparation and performance. Solve prior year papers to identify the paper's difficulty level and to estimate the different types of questions asked in the examination.

What is the exam pattern for DU JAT?

The following is the exam pattern for the DU JAT 2020 Exam: 

There will be a total of 100 Multiple choice questions, divided into four portions, each with 25 questions.

For each correct response, +3 will be rewarded; for each incorrect answer, -1 will be subtracted.

The exam consists of four sections: quantitative ability, general English, business and general awareness, and reasoning and analytical ability.

How to study for General Awareness questions asked in DU JATExam?

For General Knowledge Preparation Lucent’s general knowledge is more than sufficient.

For Current Affairs reading the newspaper daily is a must and, apart from that, you can also refer to the monthly news and events magazine, or mobile applications such as GK Today.

Is there any recommended newspaper for DU JAT aspirants ?

You can read any decent newspaper for the preparation of Current Affairs. Typically Hindu and TOI is favoured by Delhi University JAT aspirants because of its correct and concise articles