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Delhi University M.A. Economics Entrance Test Guide
by RPH Editorial Board
Eligibility Criteria / Entry Requirements
A. Students from Indian Universities (General Category)
(i) B.A. (Hons.) Economics of the University of Delhi with 50% or more marks in the aggregate.
(ii) B.A. (Hons.) / B.Sc. (Hons.) Economics of any other Indian University recognized by the University of Delhi with 50% or more marks in the aggregate. In the case of Universities where the B.A./B.Sc. (Hons.) Economics degree includes courses other than Economics, the course shall be treated as an Honours course only if it contains at least 55% marks of the total marks in respect of papers in economics.
(iii) 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.
B. Students from Foreign Universities
Indian nationals holding a degree from non-Indian Universities, as well as all foreign nationals have the option of seeking admission to M.A Economics either by taking the department’s Entrance Examination or by seeking admission on individual basis by submitting their GRE Scores along with recommendations from two academic referees. Those who choose to take the entrance test must apply to the Head of the Department on the prescribed form by the due date. In other cases, complete application with GRE scores and recommendations from academic referees must reach the Head of the Department by June of the year. No matter which option they choose, all foreign nationals must route their applications through: Foreign Students Advisor, Foreign Students Registry, Faculty of Management Studies, University of Delhi, Delhi 110007
N.B. Foreign nationals with Indian degrees and Indian nationals with degrees from foreign universities should ideally appear for the entrance test. In case it is not feasible for a candidate to appear for the test she/he should follow the procedure laid down in B above.
Mode of Admission
Based on an Entrance Test. The Entrance Test will be conducted by the Department of Economics, Delhi School of Economics. The application form for the entrance test will be made available generally during the month of May. The last date for submitting the application form along with Examination Fee DD will be June.
Mode of Course
Entrance Test Details
The Entrance Test will generally be counducted at the Department of Economics, Delhi School of Economics campus. The Test will be of 3 hours’ duration. All candidates are advised to report to the Delhi School of Economics at 9.00 a.m. Allocation of centres will be displayed at the Delhi School of Economics. Then the candidates will proceed to their respective centres and report there at 9:15 a.m. Entrance test comprises of multiple choice questions and short analytical questions. The candidates are expected to have some familiarity with current economic problems with reference to Indian Economy and knowledge of mathematical and statistical tools.
Entrance Test Registration Procedure
Eligible applicants are required to submit the attached registration form complete in all respects, along with attested copies of the following certificates:
(i) High School / Higher Secondary / S.S.C. Examination for age verification.
(ii) Mark-sheet of the last qualifying examination or, if that result is awaited, certificate from the institution to that effect.
(iii) Certificate from a competent authority for those belonging to SC, ST, OBC or physically handicapped, wherever applicable.
(iv) Entitlement card from the record officer if concession admissible to children/widows of officers/jawans of the armed forces killed/disabled in action is sought.