The Joint Admission Test for admissions to Bachelor of Management Studies (BMS)/BBE and BFIA 2019 was held on July 6, 2019 in two different time slots. The two slots had different papers in order to bring parity for both slots.
The exam was conducted by University of Delhi in collaboration with National Testing Agency (NTA). The paper was administered online. A total of 100 questions were to be attempted in the given time period of two hours. Each question carried four marks, followed by a negative mark of one mark for each incorrect answer.
The paper was divided into 4 broad categories- General Awareness, General English, Analytical and Logical Reasoning and Quantitative Aptitude. Overall, the level of the paper was easy-moderate.
Unlike last year, General Knowledge questions were primarily from current affairs. Quite a few questions were from the month of May. There was a question based on tagline and other famous personalities.
Much like last year, the questions based on English were easy. With one passage for reading comprehension, The questions which followed the passage were direct and fact based. Questions based on vocabulary were easy and students come across often while reading. Questions from idioms and phrases which were again every easy and used generally in day to day reading.
Analytical and logical reasoning
Like other areas, the questions based on reasoning were easy. With questions mostly from Analytical reasoning, most students felt comfortable attempting the paper. Unlike the first slot, the second slot had only one arrangement set. The second slot also had a question based on mirror image.
Overall, the level of difficulty of the quantitative aptitude section was moderate. Most questions were from class XI-XII level and on expected lines. The difficulty level of the questions was much like 2018.
Overall, the paper in both slots can be rated moderately difficult. It is expected that cut-off for BMS program at Shaheed Sukhdev College of Business Studies should be around 260+ and for Deen Dyal Updhyaya and Keshav Mahavidyalaya, the cut offs are likely to be 255+ and 250+, respectively.