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Studying in Delhi University is undoubtedly a matter of pride for any student, as making it a cut above the lot many, for the admission to any graduation course in Delhi University is a milestone achievement in the education and in career too for a DU aspirant. Delhi University is ranked among the best universities of the nation by top publications such as India Today and Frontline.  

Now the prominent question that pops in mind is that, how to make it to the prestigious colleges of Delhi University offering a programme in business management at graduation level? The simple answer to this is that an aspirant seeking admission in the management course such as BMS (Bachelors in Management Studies), BA Hons Business Economics or BBA (Bachelors in Business Administration) has to qualify the DU-JAT (Delhi University- Joint Admission Test) for acquiring a seat in colleges accepting the DU-JAT scores. The BBA, BMS and BA Hons Business Economics from DU are a gateway to business-oriented professions such as product managers, human resource managers, account managers, finance managers, business consultants, and most of all, entrepreneurs. Business management graduation from DU also make the students eligible for pursuing the PG courses in management which are MBA, Masters in Management Studies, PG Diploma in Management Studies etc.


Getting an opportunity to study in one of the best universities in India, upon passing 12th, is a marvellous achievement for many management aspirants. The prime purpose of management courses from DU is to carve student into competent management professionals who are also ambitious business leaders with the potential of leading and revolutionizing the business world. Graduation in management provides a perfect opportunity to the young and enthusiastic management aspirant for pursuing further education and a career in business sector. The management graduation from DU brings an overall personality development, thus making the students more socially and professionally sound and aware.

Couple of reason that makes a 12th pass-out consider preparing and studying management courses in DU are enlisted below:-

  • The difficulty level for competition in the DUJAT entrances for the DU business graduates becomes less as compared to the competition that the students have to face after bachelors, because of the fact that the DU management course is more rigorous and demanding.
  • In the DU management courses, which are BBA, BMS, and BA Business Economics, the world-class faculty imparts the students the best of the training in a management course. The management students of DU get an additional exposure over those non-DU students.   
  • The management students of DU colleges get the DU brand value after graduation which is undoubtedly a feather added to their cap. The DU management courses pass-out students become the first choice of the MNC’s hiring fresh employees. They are also given a huge preference for placements and jobs in the proliferating management sector.  
  • Chances of getting employed upon completing the DU management course multiplies as compared to the graduates of any other universities.

What are the DU-JAT eligibility criteria?

  1. All the aspirant taking the DU-JAT should have cleared 12th standard from a board recognized by the Delhi University.
  2. Candidates with the result awaiting status can even apply for the DU-JAT.
  3. The General category aspirants should have 60% marks in four subjects with mandatory English and Mathematics. Along with that they should even have studied subjects from the list of subjects accepted by DU in class 12th.
  4. Here are the subjects approved by Delhi University in intermediate as the other two elective subjects other than Mathematics and English: Accountancy, Arabic, Bengali, Botany, Biology/ Biotechnology, Chemistry, Commerce/Business Studies, Computer Science/ Informatics Practices, Economics, English, French, Geography, Geology, German, Hindi, Italian, Legal Studies, Mathematics, Persian, Philosophy, Physics, Psychology, Sanskrit, Sociology, Spanish, Statistics, Urdu, History, Political Science, Zoology, Home Science, Punjabi.
  5. For the reserved category, which are, SC, ST, Children and Widows of army personal (CW), PwD, the minimum percentage required is 55% in each of the four subjects considered for computing the aggregate for DU-JAT.
  6. For the OBC (non-creamy) candidates the minimum percentage is 54% in each of the four subjects being considered for the aggregate.  
  7. Those candidates who have applied with the result awaiting status, have to produce their qualifying exam certificates at the time of counselling/selection process in BMS, BBA (FIA), and BA Hons Business Economics in the colleges accepting the DU-JAT scores.
  8. Candidates without the mark-sheets or any confirmation of the results will not be considered eligible for the admission in any college of DU.
  9. The candidates belonging to any other category also need to produce and provide their certificates during the admission process.
  10. Candidates with compartment or those appearing for the improvement of class 12th board exams will not be eligible to take the DU-JAT.

What is the selection procedure for the undergraduate management course in DU after DU-JAT?

For the admission of students to the undergraduate management courses, DU-JAT is usually conducted around the 3rd week of June. The exam is conducted for admission into BMS, BBA (FIA) and B.A. (Hons) Business Economics courses in colleges under DU. More than 22,000 students compete nationally for about 1160 seats.

Take a look at the exam pattern of DU-JAT before appearing in the exam:-


DU-JAT Details

Number of Sections



Quantitative Ability, Reasoning & Analytical Ability, General English, and General Awareness.

Number of questions

100 (25 per section)

Question Type




Duration of the test

2 hours (120 minutes)

Marking Scheme

+4 for correct answer
-1 for incorrect answer
0 for unattempted question

After the results are displayed the students who qualify the DU-JAT are called for the counseling to the campuses by Delhi University and on the bases of the same, a merit list is prepared. Upon displaying the merit list, the students take admission to the BBA/ BMS, and BA (Economic Honours) courses.

Here are the details of processes that take place after the declaration of the DU-JAT results.

  • Based on DU-JAT students are called for BMS and BBA (FIA) programs, candidates are shortlisted for the next round of evaluation i.e. Group Discussion- Personal Interview (GD-PI).
  • Students for B.A (Hons) Business Economics are called directly for counseling.
  • Post the selection process, a comprehensive list of candidates is released for final admission by end of July.

On the basis of final DU-JAT merit list the students can take admission in around 6 colleges of DU offering Bachelors in Management Studies and 9  colleges taking students in the Bachelors of Business Administration and BA (Economic Honours) course making it a total around 1160+ students studying the business management courses.


DU-JAT reservation of the seats

As per the government of India reservation rights and policies, the percentages of seats reserved for the admission of DU-JAT aspirants in each category are:-

1. 27% of the seats are reserved for Other Backward Classes candidates belonging to the “Non-Creamy” layer (NC-OBC),

2. 15% seats are reserved for the Scheduled Caste (SC),

3. 7.5% seats are reserved for the Scheduled Tribe (ST)

4. 4% seats are reserved for the Economically Weaker Sections (EWSs)

5. 5% seats are reserved for the Persons with Benchmark Disabilities (PwD).