MA Economics Entrance


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MA Economics Entrance

Registration for MA Economics Entrance coaching for 2022 Examination is now open. For Class Room Coaching and/or Online Coaching for MA Economics Entrance Exam Join PRIME ACADEMY, under the Expert guidance of Mr. Dheeraj Suri.

Live Lectures : For Doubts Solving Lectures will be conducted live via our online platform. We provide link for Live class to our students. The students can interact wilh us just like in the face to face class room. Students can join our live lectures from their computer, tablet or smartphone.


Recorded Lectures : We have Pre Recorded Video Lectures for all the Subjects and they will be made available for viewing later through our application.


Study Material : Students will get Exhaustive & Complete Study Material in PDF form for all subjects.


Mock Tests : Students will get Mock Tests for all subjects and for DSE, JNU & ISI.


We provide exhaustive coaching for MA Economics Entrance test for DSE, JNU, ISI, IGIDR, MSE, GIPE etc and all subjects Mathematics, Statistics, Econometrics, Micro Economics, Macro Economics, Development Economics etc.


Our Specialities :

  • Highly Experienced faculty,
  • Exhaustive Coverage of Topics in the Lectures,
  • Focus on concept building,
  • large number of problem solving in the class,
  • Well prepared notes for all the subjects,
  • Small batch size
  • Complete Solution of ten years in the class

All study material, including notes, past years papers will be provided online. No need to purchase anything.

Our Study Material Includes

  • Theoretical Concepts,
  • Practice Questions
  • Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ's)

Course Fee :Rs. 50,000

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Contents of Video Lectures

 Subjects Covered  Duration of Video Lectures
 Mathematical Methods  100 Hours
 Statistical Methods  80 Hours
 Micro Economics  110 Hours
 Macro Economics  80 Hours
 Econometrics  60 Hours
 DSE Previous Year Papers  30 Hours
 JNU Previous Year Papers  30 Hours
 ISI Previous Year Papers  



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JNU 2017


Demo Tests

Micro Eco

Budget Constraint Test #1


Macro Eco

Aggregate Demand Test #1


Previous Year Question Papers of MA Economics Entrance Exams

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Delhi School of Economics (DSE)


DSE 2004

DSE 2005

DSE 2006

DSE 2007

DSE 2008

DSE 2009

DSE 2010      Answer Key 2010

DSE 2011

DSE 2012

DSE 2013

DSE 2014

DSE 2015



Jawahar Lal Nehru University (JNU)
Please Click on the following links to Download the Previous Years Papers of JNU (SSS)
JNU SSS 2014     Answer Key
JNU SSS 2015     Answer Key
JNU SSS 2016     Answer Key
JNU SSS 2018     ANswer Key
Indian Statistical Institute (ISI)

2010     2011     2012     2013     2014     2015     2016     2017     2018     2019     


Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research (IGIDR)

2010     2011     2012     2013     2014     2015     2016     2017     2018     2019     



Exam Pattern
Delhi School of Economics (DSE)

Admission Rules (for admission to M.A. Economics, 2019-20) As per University guidelines, 50% of seats are earmarked for direct admission of students who have graduated with B.A. Economics (Hons) of the University of Delhi, subject to eligibility conditions and in order of merit in the respective categories. The remaining 50% will be filled through an Entrance Test. Reservations/concessions will apply separately for both modes of admissions. However, no candidate will be admitted in the General category through the Entrance Test mode unless he/she secures at least 40 percent marks in the Test. Shortlisting of students for scholarships will be done on the basis of the Entrance Test only.


For MA Economics Entrance Exam for Delhi School of Economics major topics to be covered are Micro Economics, Macro Economics, Mathematical Methods, Probability & Statistics, and Econometrics


Eligibility Conditions : Indian Students (General Category)

  1. Direct / Merit Mode : At least 60% or equivalent CGPA in the aggregate of the B.A. Economics (Hons) of the University of Delhi. 
  2. Entrance Test Mode: At least 60% or First Division or equivalent CGPA in any Graduate/Postgraduate degree in any subject from the University of Delhi or any Indian University recognized by the University of Delhi. 


              PATTERN OF THE PAPER

             50 multiple choice questions (100 Marks)

Marking scheme: +2 for the correct answer, -2/3 for a wrong answer, 0 for unattempted question


              Exam Date : June End

             Duration : 2 hours

             No. of seats : 232 approx.

             for details please visit website of DSE



Indian Statistical Institute (ISI)


              2-year Master of Science (MS) in Quantitative Economics:

              Required Qualifications : 3-year Bachelor’s degree in Economics/ Mathematics/Statistics/Physics or a B Stat degree from ISI or a BE/B Tech                    degree with knowledge of Economics and Mathematics at the undergraduate level.

              Stipend Rs. 5000/- per month (Offered at Kolkata and Delhi).


                     Exam Date : May first or second week


              Exam Pattern : There will be two papers of two hours each.

          PEA (Objective Exam Involving MCQ's) and PEB (Subjective Exam)

                     PEA (Objective Exam) will have be 30 MCQ Questions involving Micro, Macro, Maths, Stats & Ecotrix

                     PEB (Subjective Exam) will have Three Sections, Section A, B and C. Each Section will have 3 Questions of 25 Marks each.

                   Student is required to answer 4 questions in all selecting at least one question from each section.





     M.Sc. (Economics)

       Eligibility: Minimum qualification for admission to M.Sc. programme include one of the following degrees or their equivalents : B.A./B.Sc. in     Economics/B.Com./B.Stat./B.Sc. (Physics or Mathematics)/B.Tech./B.E. with at least a 55% marks for Economics discipline and 60% for other disciplines. The applicant must have studied mathematics at the higher secondary or higher level.

       Exam Date : April End

       Exam Pattern : The paper will consist of three parts

         Test I : Comprehension, Reasoning analytical ability               15 questions      15 Marks

         Test II : Test of Basic Maths                                                                        35 questions      70 Marks

          Test III A : Economics                                                                                      20 questions      40 Marks

          Test III B : Advanced Maths                                                                         20 questions      40 Marks

          [Students are required to choose either IIIA (Economics)  or III B (Advanced Maths)]


          Duration : 3 Hours

          No. of seats : 25 approx.


  • There will be penalty for wrong answers marked in objective type test. For every question for which a wrong answer is marked, 1/4th of the marks allotted to that question will be deducted as penalty.
  • You have to qualify in each of the tests separately. The qualifying criteria will be decided by the institute.
  • The examination would be conducted on-line i.e. on a computer.



Jawahar Lal Nehru University (JNU)

JNU offers two different Masters in Economics Programs.

(i)  The School of International Studies (or commonly known as SIS) offers a MA Economics (with specialisation in the World Economy).

(ii)   The School of Social Sciences (or commonly known as SSS) offers a MA Economics.


MA Economics (with specialisation in the World Economy)


(i)    Bachelor’s degree (with 50% marks in aggregate) in the following subjects: Economics (Honours) with Mathematics as a subsidiary subject; or Mathematics (Honours) with Economics as a subsidiary subject; or Statistics (Honours) with Economics and Mathematics as subsidiary subjects

 (ii)    Any other Bachelor’s degree (with 60% marks in aggregate) with courses in Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, Mathematical Economics and Statistics.


MA Economics

The School of Social Sciences (or commonly known as the SSS) offers M.A. (Economics). The master's program in Economics is offered via the Centre for Economic Studies and Planning.


Bachelor's degree in any discipline under 10+2+3 pattern of education with at least 50% marks. Knowledge of Mathematics at 10+2 level is expected and will be tested for in the Entrance Examination.


Exam Date : Mid May




Madras School of Economics

MSE offers 5 post graduate courses in economics :

(i)      MA General Economics                              50 seats

(ii)     MA Financial Economics                             50 seats

(iii)    MA Applied Quantitative Finance                50 seats

(iv)    MA actuarial Economics                             30 seats

(v)     MA environmental Economics                     30 seats


Eligibility : Any graduate of a Recognized University with a minimum of 55% marks (50% for OBC – Non Creamy Layer; and 45% for ST candidates) and Mathematics at plus two level.


The Entrance Examination will have 100 questions to be completed in 120 minutes. There are two parts – Part A and Part B.


              PART A (35 questions)

This part contains multiple choice questions on language, analytical skills and general aptitude.


             PART B (65 questions)

Part B contains four sections covering simple mathematics, statistics, advanced mathematics and economics. While the first three sections contain 15 questions each, the last section on economics will contain 20 questions. All questions carry equal marks and there are no negative markings.


             The syllabus for the four sections is as follows:

Mathematics – Plus 2 level Mathematics covering functions, linear Algebra, Limits, differential and integral calculus.

Statistics – Basic statistics of Plus 2 level covering measures of central tendency, probability distribution – normal etc.

Advanced Mathematics – Graduate level mathematics covering linear algebra, limits and derivatives, optimization, integration etc.

Economics – Graduate level economics covering topics in micro- and macro-economics and Indian economic development.



Gokhale Institute of Politics and Economics (GIPE)

              GIPE offers 4 post graduate courses in economics :

(i)      M. Sc. (Economics)                                                        40 seats

(ii)     M. Sc. (Financial Economics)                                          40 seats

(iii)    M. Sc. (Agribusiness Economics)                                   40 seats

(iv)    M. Sc. (International Business Economics & Finance)     40 seats


             The entrance examination will be of 120 minutes duration and will consist of 100 objective type questions, each carrying one mark.

One fourth of the marks will be deducted as negative marks for wrong answers. The Entrance Examination will comprise the following components :

(a) Aptitude in Mathematics and Statistics (30 marks)

(b) Analytical Ability and Reasoning (20 marks)

(c) Undergraduate level knowledge in Economics (50 marks).


             Expected Exam Date : June First Week

             Eligibility : Any graduate of a Recognized University

Candidates are expected to be familiar with content of a standard Economics course taught at the undergraduate level as well as national and international economic issues of importance at present and in the recent past. The list of broad topics to be covered in the entrance test is given below :

Section A

1.       Descriptive Statistics- Measures of Central tendency- Measures of dispersionCorrelation and Regression Coefficient - Probability Theory- Index Numbers.

2.       Mathematics for economics - Algebra, Calculus and Matrix Algebra.


Section B

Analytical Ability and Reasoning


Section C

1.       Microeconomics (Demand Curves, Price and Income Elasticity of Demand, Cost Curves, Equilibrium of Firm under different market structures).

2.       Macroeconomics (National Income, Theory of Income Determination, Fiscal and Monetary Policy, Trade and Balance of Payments).

3.       Basic theories of growth and development.

                           4.       Recent developments in Indian Economy and international economic issues of contemporary importance.