MA Economics Entrance



MA Economics Entrance

Registration for MA Economics Entrance coaching for 2020 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 : 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.

Face to Face Class : Students can join our class room coaching at Prime Academy, 2580 Hudson Lane, GTB Nagar, Delhi 9.


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

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,
  • Large number of 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)


Contents of Video Lectures

 Subjects Covered  Duration of Video Lectures
 Mathematical Methods 90 Hours
 Statistical Methods 80 Hours
 Micro Economics 90 Hours
 Macro Economics 80 Hours
 Econometrics 60 Hours

Demo Lectures

JNU 2017



Previous Year Papers of MA Economics Entrance Exams :

Download the Previous Year Question Papers of MA Economics Entrance Tests from the following links.

Delhi School of Economics (DSE)

DSE MA Economics Entrance Question Paper 2010  

DSE MA Economics Entrance Question Paper 2011  

DSE MA Economics Entrance Question Paper 2012  

DSE MA Economics Entrance Question Paper 2013  

DSE MA Economics Entrance Question Paper 2014  

DSE MA Economics Entrance Question Paper 2015  

DSE MA Economics Entrance Question Paper 2016  

DSE MA Economics Entrance Question Paper 2017  

DSE MA Economics Entrance Question Paper 2018  


Jawahar Lal Nehru University (JNU)


2013      2014        2015        2016        2017


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, 2016-17) 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 Maths, Stats, Econometrics, Micro Eco, Macro Eco etc.


Eligibility Conditions : Indian Students (General Category)

  1. B.A. (Hons.) Economics of the University of Delhi with 50% or more marks in the aggregate.
  2. First Class with 60% or more marks in Graduate/Post-graduate degree in any other 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 : 3 hours

             No. of seats : 200 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(mathematics) and PEB (Economics)

                     There will be 30 questions of 4 marks each in both PEA as well as in PEB

                     4 marks for each correctly answered question,

                     0 marks for each incorrectly answered question, and

                     1 mark for each unanswered question.


               Syllabus for PEA (Mathematics), 2017

               Algebra: Binomial Theorem, AP, GP, Series, Permutations and Combinations, Theory of Polynomial Equations.

               Linear Algebra: Vector spaces, linear transformations, matrix representations and elementary operations, systems of linear equations.

              Calculus: Functions, Limits, Continuity, Differentiation of functions of one or more variables. Unconstrained Optimization, Definite and Indefinite                  Integrals: Integration by parts and integration by substitution. Convexity and quasi-convexity. Constrained optimization of functions of not more                    than two variables. The implicit function theorem, homogeneous and homothetic functions.

           Elementary Statistics: Elementary probability theory, measures of central tendency, dispersion, correlation and regression, probability                               distributions, standard distributions-Binomial and Normal.


           Syllabus for PEB (Economics), 2017

           Microeconomics: Theory of consumer behaviour, theory of production, market structure under perfect competition, monopoly, price discrimination,             duopoly with Cournot and Bertrand competition, public goods, externalities, general equilibrium, welfare economics.

          Macroeconomics: National income accounting, simple Keynesian Model of income determination and the multiplier, IS-LM Model, models of                     aggregate demand and aggregate supply, money, banking and inflation, Phillips Curve, elementary open-economy macroeconomics, Harrod-Domar,           Solow, and optimal growth models.





          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               40 questions

         Test II : Test of Basic Maths                                                      40 questions

          Test III A : Economics                                                              30 questions

          Test III B : Advanced Maths                                                     30 questions


          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 Nehryu University (JNU)

           JNU offers two different Masters in Economics programs.

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



  • Candidates need to have a Bachelor Degree in Economics (Honours) with Mathematics as an additional subject
  • Candidates holding Bachelor degree in Mathematics (Honours) with Economics as an additional subject are also eligible or bachelor degree in Statistics (Honours) with Mathematics and Economics as subsidiary subjects under 10+2+3 education pattern securing at least 50% marks in aggregate are also eligible


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



         candidates must have a Bachelor Degree in any discipline securing at least 50% marks in aggregate, with knowledge of Mathematics at 10+2 level

         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.