Economic Sciences

Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur

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Students from both Economics and non-Economics backgrounds will be admitted into the program. The minimum eligibility criterion is first class in the applicant's undergraduate degree.* Applicants who satisfy this criterion will have to first take the GATE or JAM examination either in economics (GATE-HSS (Economics) or JAM-Economics) or in any other discipline. The initial shortlisting of students will be done based on their GATE/JAM scores. Thus to apply for the M.Sc. in Economics programme starting in 2023, applicants should appear for GATE/JAM 2023. Candidates who meet a percentile-based cut-off will be invited to appear for a written examination to be conducted by the Department. Further details about the written examination is presented here.

All applicants who clear the cut-off will have to appear for the second-round test. This second-round test may be conducted in May or June. The test will be of MCQ type and will have three sections: (a) Mathematics and Statistics (50% weightage), (b) Verbal skills and logical reasoning (30% weightage), and (c) Introductory Economics (20% weightage). The requirement of economics knowledge in part (c) is set at the standard XII level.

The detailed syllabus and sample questions for the written test will be made available here soon.

* Those in the final year of their undergraduate program are welcome to apply, but their admission would be contingent on satisfying the minimum eligibility criterion.

Last Updated on Monday, 10 October, 2022