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MA Economics

The following search enables you to find out the relevant information pertaining to economics entrances in India, not only from this site but also from 4 to 5 other sites. These sites are maintained by DSE alumni and career guidance professionals. Information regarding distance coaching and availability of previous question papers are also provided.


I have been getting a lot of queries regarding various sample papers for IGIDR, ISI, JNU, UoH, etc.

DSE Option A Question and Solution (from Amit Goyal)

DSE Option A 2009

DSE Option A 2009-Solutions

Here is the DSE Option A entrance exam paper of 2007.(Hat Tip to HE who does not want to be named) and the Solutions (Thanks to Amit Goyal).

DSE Option A 2007

DSE Option A 2007- Solution

Here is the DSE Option B entrance question paper for the year 2007. (Tip: Amit Goyal)

30 June 2007 Option B

Here are the MA Economics entrance question papers of University of Hyderabad (UoH/HCU).

[I acknowledge the Odisha Research Scholar Forum at UoH for making available the entrance papers for 2008 to 2010.]






MSE sample papers

2012-13 brochure with some practice questions

An old question paper

Sample papers of IGIDR and ISI [2005 and 2007]

1) ISI MSQE 2005 Sample Paper

2)IGIDR MSc Economics Sample Paper

3) ISI MSQE 2007 Sample Paper

4) IGIDR MSc Economics 2013 Sample Paper (Hat Tip Andrea) [NEW]

Here is the solution for ISI sample papers (ME-I) from 2006-06. [Thanks again Amit]

ISI solutions(2006-09)

Amit Kumar Goyal’s (a DSE alumnus) initiative to assist undergraduate and graduate aspirants all over the country who wish to study Economics further:


Manoj @ Prime Education conducts coaching for MA Economics entrance examinations:


To purchase the past entrance question papers of JNU and DSE via Prime Education go here.

Books suggested for entrance preparation

Shelfari: Book reviews on your book blog

1,548 Responses to “MA Economics”

  1. chetana Says:

    AMAZING BLOG! maan gaye.
    now, please let me know how do you rate these books:
    Modern Microeconomics by A.KOUTSOYIANNIS, Macroeconomic Analysis by E.SHAPIRO and Mathematics For Economists by R.G.D ALLEN.
    i’m writing m.a entrance at various places but not very confident. hopefully this blog is going to help a lot!

  2. Alex M Thomas Says:


    As far as i have heard, A.Koutsoyiannis is an excellent book. And i believe that Allen and Shapiro are excellent authors. As long as they give you a basic idea of economic theories and their mathematical models, they would do just fine.

  3. Nipun Malhotra Says:

    hi alex
    great site, very helpful
    I am currently doing my BBA
    however i have really started enjoying economics
    I want to do my MA from JNU
    plz guide me on preparing for JNU, and which books i should read
    i have very basic knowledge of eco

  4. Alex M Thomas Says:


    Go through the comments here. This will help you in gathering more information.

    Stimulate your interest by reading articles and news items relating to Economics. You need to have a strong base in Economics and also learn thoroughly the text books prescribed by the University of Delhi to gain entry into JNU.

  5. anshul babbar Says:

    hey bro nice webpage
    gud 2 c u helpin people
    all the best

  6. Alex M Thomas Says:


    Thank you. :)

  7. sunny Says:

    In which colleges are u applying 4.

  8. Alex M Thomas Says:


    I am applying in JNU, DSE, IGIDR, GIPE, Univ of Hyd, Jamia Millia University and MSE.

  9. sunny Says:

    Which reference book r u going 4 JNU.
    Any guidance 4 probab. book 4 both JNU, DSE.

  10. Alex M Thomas Says:


    The books i mainly refer are
    1) Intermediate Microeconomics- Hal Varian
    2) Macroeconomics- Dornbusch and Fischer
    3) Math-A C Chiang
    4) Statistics- Use Scahums series and Nagar and Das

  11. nidhi Says:

    hey which university is GIPE?

  12. Alex M Thomas Says:


    Gokhale Insitute of Politics and Economics.

  13. neha Says:

    hii evn i m preparin fr ma eco,cud u tell sum gud institutions

  14. Alex M Thomas Says:


    JNU, DSE, IGIDR, GIPE, Univ of Hyd, Jamia Millia University and MSE are all good.

    ISI offers a highly quantitative course called MSQE.

    All information will be given in their websites. You can find the links to them in the side bar of this blog.

  15. chetana Says:

    hi alex,
    i’d like to hear your opinion on would it b wise to sit for a year and prepare for m.a if i don’t get a good institute this year. or i should take admission ANYWHERE, which i’d really detest.basically, i want to knw if droping a yr reduces my chances of getting selected.

  16. nidhi Says:

    any idea about the maeco jmi entrance?

  17. Alex M Thomas Says:


    If you detest doing something, i wouldn’t advise doing that. And if this is the first time you are taking up the test (With inadequate preparation), you can definitely give it a shot again if you don’t make it.


    They have not yet put up the admission notice. It will be put up here.

  18. chetana Says:


  19. ram Says:

    superb site
    i wanted to find out that how is jamia milia islamia for BA(Hons)Eco


  20. Alex M Thomas Says:


    I am not aware of BA(Hons) Econ especially in JMI. The Honours course by DU is good, i have heard.

  21. nidhi Says:

    the BA(H)COURSE at jmi is good but a lot will depend on ur hard work if u want good marks.It wont prepare u for dse and jnu and jmi itself is biased towards du students for the MA COURSE!

  22. ram Says:

    hi nidhi
    so does that mean that faculty does not cover much syllabus in class at jmi

  23. nidhi Says:

    They do cover the syllabus its a protocol afterall but the course isnt apt for the MA paper a t jmi itself otherwise the faculty and syllabus is great .Seriousness of fellow students is a also an issue!

  24. Ajesh.A.T Says:

    hai Alex,

    Thanx a lot for this site……itz very very helpful for everyone whuz intrested in economics and related issues…… n’ a must watch site for those preparing 4 ma entrance…..
    Blogs wer superb…….thanx once again……
    all the best for all ma ntrance aspirants…..


  25. Ajesh.A.T Says:

    hi Alex,
    wen DSE starts selling application forms??….. how many seats are der???….n wat about exam centers????
    Is Trivandrum a centre?????please give me more details…..

  26. Alex M Thomas Says:


    DSE usually gives out its application forms in May. I think there are around 150 seats in total.

    I do not think that there is a centre in Trivandrum.

  27. Ajesh.A.T Says:

    Is der any exam center’ in Kerala……for DSE entrance..
    Cochin or somewhere else??

  28. Alex M Thomas Says:


    DSE conducts the test in DSE itself.

    The Entrance Exams for both M.A. and M.Phil will be held on Saturday, 24th June 2006 at the Delhi School of Economics. [DSE Hand Book 2006]

  29. Ajesh.A.T Says:

    so….unlike JNU we want to write DSE entrane in Delhi rite????…..No other exam centers na????

  30. Ajesh.A.T Says:

    hiii Alex….
    just read yor profile……u like malayalam movies,
    music etc…..n just like a malayalee…….:-) wer u got admission last year n wat doing now…..???dis website is very helpful for students like me….thanx a loot again:-)

  31. Alex M Thomas Says:


    Yes. JNU has got exam centres all over India unlike DSE.

    I finished my BA Economics in 2006. I am writing this year’s entrances for MA Economics.

  32. nidhi Says:

    Is the university of Hyderabad conducting an all india test?

  33. GVV Says:

    Simple but comprehensive books for micro & macro.Refer them:
    1.’A Modern Guide to Macroeconomics: an Introduction to Competing Schools of Thought” by Brian Snowdown, Howard vane Peter Wynarczyck, Edward Elgar,UK,
    2.”Microeconomics: Theory and Applications”, by Robert Awh, Wiley, Newyork

  34. Ajesh.A.T Says:

    What about Madras School of Economics……When compared to dept of Eco in Heyderabad Unv??????Watz your opinion about MSE?

  35. Alex M Thomas Says:


    The Univ of Hyd forms are out. You can see them here.


    The choice is subjective as it depends on what topics one is interested in. I am not very interested in Environmental and financial economics, so i wont be trying in MSE.

  36. GVV Says:

    I believe that there is a bengali lobby in Indian economics.Take any book or journal ,a good number of articles will be by a Chatterjee,Mookherjee or Banerjee.

  37. GVV Says:

    Why there is no posting on Profs.Richard Musgrave and Milton Friedman?

  38. Alex M Thomas Says:


    There ‘might be’ in the future. Nothing in the pipeline as of now.

  39. Ajesh.A.T Says:

    Yup…..am also joining with you…..It seems der exists a strong bengali influence in journals n articles..Dnt know how dis aroused!!!!!..will expect a change on time being:-)

  40. sara Says:

    hi alex could u plz help me to find out the best college in which i can do o level and a level

  41. Alex M Thomas Says:


    Best college in India or abroad? And ‘best’ college for what? And O level and A level means 10th and 12th standard??

  42. sara Says:

    hello alex, i m frm uae right now i am going to finish grade 9 and will be soon in grade 10 and as i am 18 yrs old should be finished plus 2
    but joined late to school and i wanted to know is there any college which gives us offer of o level or a level in 1 or 2 year

  43. Alex M Thomas Says:


    I cannot help you in this regard as i have no idea about it. You could google various colleges and get information from their respective sites.

  44. sara Says:

    sorry forgot to mention tht one of my frnd need help. actually he is not geeting the sample paper of kerala board so could u plz help

  45. Alex M Thomas Says:


    I have no idea about that and moreover i am not in kerala now.

  46. sukhdev Says:

    Hello sir, i hv completed my MBA, i m mmuch more interested too continue my study further so that, i m preparing for MA economics from pune university..can u recommend me good books for MA Eco I. i need good books for PUBLIC ECONOMY and INDIAN ECONOMIC POLICY.i shall be thankful to you if u reply soon…

  47. Alex M Thomas Says:


    I do not know books which are good for Indian Economics at the MA Level.

  48. sunit Says:

    Indeed a praiseworthy effort

  49. neha Says:

    i am currently givin my final yr exams…b.com(hons)….i have around three weeks left for th JNU entrance….so if u could tell me wat books to refer to…i had macro eco as a subject and have done indian eco also…could u pllllssss tell me how to go abt it now…i reallly want to get thruuu!!!

  50. Alex M Thomas Says:


    The books i mainly refer are
    1) Intermediate Microeconomics- Hal Varian
    2) Macroeconomics- Dornbusch and Fischer
    3) Math-A C Chiang
    4) Statistics- Use Scahums series and Nagar and Das

    Work out the previous question papers too. It is crucial.

  51. abhishek nawab bhati Says:

    i want to know if u guyies have any idea about Msc. operational research , DU

  52. chetana Says:

    hey alex !
    long time ….. exms were on . nywy, how ws the igidr test? belated “all the best”. cudn’t appear due to soe reasons. tell me how different was the real question paper from the sample ppr. in any case, from as much as i hv gathered, u’ll get through. my net connection giving some trouble. hope to b more regular here. this site has been damn helpful. thanks!

  53. chetana Says:

    and GVV, thnks for those titles.

  54. Alex M Thomas Says:


    I do not have any idea about the course.


    IGIDR test was not bad, not very good either. The IGIDR paper can be found here.

  55. andaleeb Says:

    please tell me if these books are good for DSE entrance
    microeconomic theory—H L Ahuja
    matehematics for economists–mehta and madnani
    macroeconomics—H L Ahuja

  56. Alex M Thomas Says:


    I suggest you learn from the following books.

    1) Intermediate Microeconomics- Hal Varian
    2) Macroeconomics- Dornbusch and Fischer
    3) Math-A C Chiang

    I have seen Ahuja’s Microeconomics and Varian is much better than that. The other 2 books, i do not know. If you are able to solve the questions asked in the DSE entrance exams, then the books you are referring is enough.

  57. ashok Says:

    i applied for UNI OF HYD and OSMANIA UNI. is UNI OF HYD (is it comparable with JNU, MSE, IGIDR???) good? any tips for entrance?

  58. Alex M Thomas Says:


    The quantity and quality of research is more in JNU and IGIDR in comparison to Univ of Hyd; but that does not mean that the Univ. is not good. There are a good number of academic activities and research taking place in Univ of Hyd too. I do not know about Osmania Univ.

    Entrance tips: Get your concepts absolutely clear. [Use a good text like Varian for Microeconomics] Work out previous question papers.

  59. sunny Says:

    when will the gipe form come out.plz inform me.

  60. Sana Says:

    Hi Alex,
    I’m pursuing B.Tech, right now in 3rd year.I want to do M.A in Economics but since I’m not familiar with the basics of economics,can u suggest me books which will be helpful in this regard.
    Besides as u have mentioned earlier the reference books for applying to universities like DSE,JNU etc..will those books only be necessary and sufficient for preparation for the entrances??

  61. Alex M Thomas Says:


    The GIPE form has not come out yet. It should, by the end of this month.


    Those books which have been mentioned earlier are necessary because they provide the concepts in a really good manner. For any competitive exam, nothing can be sufficient. But, what is necessary is a good grasp over the basics of the subject and try to work out the previous years question papers.

    Varian for Micro, Dornbusch for Macro and Chiang for Mathematical Economics will enable you to get a clear idea of the subject. And if you find that certain topics are not clear to you. Refer other text books and try to do the concept which are not clear from there. Work out questions in the back of the book. Read EPW and magazines which talk about the subject. The various books which i think are good are given on the bottom right hand side of this blog.

  62. navneet Says:

    Hi alex

    can you suggest me some books for preparing for objective questions DSE entrance. Please tell me which topics in statistics should i stress on.

  63. Alex M Thomas Says:


    All questions in DSE are objective and one can solve them only with a good knowledge of the basics. [A conceptual base is necessary but one needs to be really thorough with the topics]

    Statistics:Probability, Probability Distributions, Mathematical Expectations.

  64. sunny Says:

    hi alex,
    how was jnuee. how was the paper of sis(world economy). How much u attempted in economics paper of SSS. How would u rate it in compare to previous years.

  65. Alex M Thomas Says:


    I did not take the SIS paper. The SSS paper was okay. I attempted everything. But comparitively, this time, the paper covered more of topics.

  66. vijaykumar Says:

    I would like to know about the M.A. courses in colleges in Chennai apart from MSE.Which colleges would you rate among the best? I am also writing MSE entrance. Is it possible to get question papers of previous years?

  67. Alex M Thomas Says:


    Apart from MSE, in Chennai, i think that MCC is good and so is Presidency. Madras University has a masters programme in MA Econometrics (I do not know about the quality of the programme).

    As far as i know, the previous papers of MSE are not available.

  68. debi prasad Says:

    can you solve the general equilibrium problems of dse 2006?

  69. Alex M Thomas Says:


    Not yet. The concept of competitive equilibrium is not yet clear to me.

  70. Ajesh.A.T Says:

    wen JNU entrance results goin 2 out??????

  71. Alex M Thomas Says:


    In the prospectus, it is written that they will publish it within July 13th.

  72. sunny Says:

    have fill up the form of jmi.

  73. abc Says:

    hi i wanna ask u abt good coaching classes for enterance preparation ma eco. plz plz…… reply as soon as possible

  74. Alex M Thomas Says:


    http://www.economicsentrance.com have started their classes for this year’s DSE already. The coaching classes are excellent.

  75. abc Says:

    thanks for this info yaar but i’ll b eligible nxt yr n moreover i dnt wan crash courses rather i m interstd in coaching along wid my final year to keep my concepts fresh bt i havnt found any gud one yet plzzzzzzz…… help me out dude (AS SOON AS POSSIBLE)

  76. xyz Says:

    but in ecoent.more emphasize is given on basics ny idea abt naresh sir classes n keshav puram m confusd which one2go2

  77. Alex M Thomas Says:


    I think it is best you do the learning by yourself. Do Varian and there is a workbook by him which can be used along with the text. I do not know about Prof. Naresh’s class.


    I have been to Economicsentrance and i have found them to be excellent. If the basics are strong, one can tackle any problem which comes.

  78. AAM Says:

    Can anybody….please tell me what will come in the Admission test of BA(HONS.)ECO Jamia Millia Islamia…
    Any Sample Papers…

  79. Alex M Thomas Says:


    To my knowledge, sample papers are not available. The questions are like those which come for DSE entrance.

  80. satya Says:

    hi guys am satya here..
    1st thax to ALEX …4 hosting a great site…..4 economics student…
    am currently a DSE student…here giving u people some Suggestion ….not get prepared 4 DSE entrance only ..side by side study well undergrade mathematics also…bcoz Unfortunately DSE is not a place for those people who r weak in mathematics..Give more focus also on econometrics and satistics..

  81. Vibhu Tewary Says:

    I have qualified for the integrated MA programme in IIT Madras. I am interested in doing Economics course. I was wondering if you have any idea about how the course is compared to other economic courses in India……How do you rate this course and faculty? What are the prospects after completing this course?

  82. Alex M Thomas Says:

    The Integrated programme conducted by IIT Madras is a very good one. The faculty is good too. You can mail me at alexmthomas@gmail.com and i can give you email id’s of two students who are doing this course, if you are interested.

  83. Vibhu Tewary Says:

    Thanks a lot. I am writing to you separately.

  84. Amol Says:

    Hi Alex,

    I’m Amol, BCOM,MCA and into MMS final (Master of Mgmt Science, Systems).
    I’m very much interested in Economics as a carrier option. I’m currently working with SAS, an analyitics based BI solution provider. Im basically into J2EE and technology area.

    Can you please guide me as to how an MA in Economics can help me in combining the career prospects with IT. What solutions can be rendered using IT as a base and Economics as a domain?
    Are there any specific industries/examples you can point me to? Could you share your email address with me so that I can write more?

  85. harsha Says:

    can anyone plz guide me as to hw are the M.A Economics course run by bombay school of economics n by punjab university.plz guide.

  86. Ram Says:

    They are okay but not good as DSE and others

  87. Akshay Botre Says:

    any chance of getting hold of GIPE entrence exam sample paper?

  88. Alex M Thomas Says:


    Not to my knowledge.

  89. Sunita Says:

    Hi alex,
    I’m really confused about how to go about doing Economics…due to some horrible decision making I am currently in Physics. Could u please tell me if it is feasible for me to study for the DSE MA entrance OPTION A without any undergraduate training in Economics? Can it be done by self-study? I find OPTION B to be very Math (Hons.) oriented.
    Thanks..and I am so grateful for your site…it’s VERY helpful. Keep it up.

  90. akshay botre Says:

    too bad…but i found the site very informative…keep it up :)

  91. Ram Says:

    Yes you can Sunitha, Physics isnt really a bad option 15% of Economists come from Physics after Economics and Maths.

    Opt A is better for you. And you can study yourself its not a great task

  92. Aditya J Panse Says:

    Hey, can any1 give me info abt paper structure etc of GIPE (Gokhale Inst, Pune) Entrance Test?

    btw, GIPE xam is preponed by 1 day. It is now on 8th instead of 9th July. visit GIPE website

  93. Sunita Says:

    Thanks for the encouragement Ram…
    Could anyone tell me if I would be losing out on a lot if I don’t do Economics at the undergraduate level? Would my basics be poor or do we go over them again when you do an MA?

  94. Ram Says:


    Again, 40% Economists never took Economics at their Undergraduate level, ofcourse many Economics Nobel Laurets also

  95. Sunita Says:

    Wow Ram…sorry but are you humouring me with those 15 % and 40 % statistics…or are they actually true? Very heartening if the latter. Thanks a lot. Are you sitting for an entrance exam? Studying Economics further?

  96. Alex M Thomas Says:

    First of all, advanced studies in Economics requires people who are good in Mathematics. In fact, like Ram said in the US, the Phd selectors prefer candidates from Math and Physics backgrouds than economics as the former courses are considered to be very rigorous in nature.

    And to learn economics, self study will do. But there might be conceptual doubts which you have, that need to be clarified by someone who has learnt the subject. But, i believe that if you have the passion, you will grasp the subject easily.

    The option B is very math oriented but i assume that those from math or physics background should be able to do well. But if you think not, then you could take up option A. The books required for preparation is mentioned in the DSE website. You can go <a href=”http://economicsentrance.com/” rel=”nofollow”>here</a> to get more info about the DSE entrance.

  97. Alex M Thomas Says:

    GIPE asks questions on Micro, Macro, Analytical Reasoning (GRE Barrons should suffice) and math and stats.

    And Schaums series for Micro and Micro will do.

    Go here to find more details.

  98. Sunita Says:

    Dear Alex,
    Thanks for the advice. I think I will continue with studying undergraduate Physics then…with renewed vigour if I see it leading to an MA in Economics. It is quite frustrating to see how flexible the US is…unfortunately in India the undergraduate Physics course is very specialised and discourages one from pursuing any other interests simultaneously :( Keep up the good site! Tc

  99. Ram Says:


    I feel education in US isnot so flexble. I want to go for Economics PhD after Engineering, here we have lot of chances to get into Economics, MA Economics, later MPhil through entrance test. But at US they judge your application with Reco letters and you UG Grads, so 100% I cant get into top 50 Schools, or I need to take expensive 1 year MA Economics courses offered by a few universities, that too look for UG Maths or Maths oriented Graduates.

    But UK is some what flexible by offering PG Diploma Courses, but its bit expensive. But India provides you right path since they recruit students through entrance tests. that a best option to show the proof that you are eligible to study your course of choice.

    And my statistics are not a joke, they are real figures derived from various sources, mostly from US and UK Economic programs.

  100. rupali Says:

    Best of luck for u people who r writing DSE entrance………………..

  101. ashok Says:

    congrats alex u got selected for UOH.

  102. Ram Says:

    Congrats Alex

  103. akshay botre Says:


  104. Ram Says:

    University of Hyderabad (Alias Central University)

  105. akshay botre Says:

    hmmmm…damn good…keep it up alex

  106. Joseph Says:

    I am a +2 student with CBSE Syllabus taken Commerce + Maths stream and will be completing my +2 course in March 2008. Please guide me with some good undergraduate /professional courses in Kerala or Tamilnadu.

  107. Alex M Thomas Says:


    If you want to know about the colleges offering an undergrad in Economics, let me know.

    The other subjects, i don’t know.

    What are your long term goals, if any?

  108. manaswi Says:

    hey am a tyba economics majors (hons)student from bombay.thinking of applyin in gipe.can sme1 helpme with wat to prepare n how to go about(books to refer etc).also if can get hold of sme previous question papers.can u suggest any other institute good 4 postgrads eco courses particularly finance.plz plz help

  109. Alex M Thomas Says:

    You can go here [Orkut community] and find the details regarding how to go about the preparation.
    IFMR, Chennai is good for Finance.
    You must be applying next year, right?

  110. VIJAY KR THAKUR Says:

    I have learnt a lot from this site.THANKS.I am a graduate-Eco(Hon.)and living at LAXMINAGAR,DELHI.I need coaching for MA entrance.Pls tell me which are the good options.

  111. ANSHU Says:

    Your site is the ray of hope in the darkness.Sometimes back I had seen an advertisement in THE HINDU-Mahesh Lalwani’s coaching,RajendraNagar,Delhi for ISI-JNU-DSE.But I dont have the exat address and contact no.Could u pls help me?Pls let me know about other coachings also with their location at DELHI.

  112. Alex M Thomas Says:


    At present the only place which conducts coaching is Prime Education situated at Lajpat Nagar.


    The name of the coaching centre is Axiom. I too do not have the exact address and phone number now, but i will get back to you. The other coaching in Delhi is offered by Naresh in north Delhi and Prime Education.

    This site will be of use to you both.

  113. ANSHU Says:

    THANKS 4 replying.Pls let me know the full address of Naresh’s coaching & Prime education,if possible contact no. also.

  114. abf Says:

    whn z dse result cumnnn

  115. nidhi Says:

    Hey Alex how much percentage did u have in graduation?

  116. Alex M Thomas Says:


    DSE result will be out tomorrow, 10th of July at 5 PM.



  117. Vinu Bhau Says:

    Can somebody guide me where to get the previous years quations papaers for Pune University online ? for M.A. Economics of Pune University ?

  118. Ram Says:

    DSE results are out.

  119. Annonymous Says:

    Hey Alex, did you get into DSE?

  120. Alex M Thomas Says:



  121. amit bachhawat Says:

    HI Alex, Hw r u??

    I have started to prepare for ma in economics, however i dont have strong foundation in economics since i m in tybsc statistics, so can u suggest me which books i shd refer for building strong foundation in economics, i do read et regularly, n which books i shd refer for maths & stats,

    I m currectly reading books by – Introduction to Probability by feller & For macroeconomics By Fisher…so can u suugest me few more books tht could help me…

  122. amit bachhawat Says:

    hi frds, is there any coaching facilites available for ma in economics in mumbai….

  123. Alex M Thomas Says:


    The books which are mentioned in my earlier reply will help you have strong foundations in the subject.

    To my knowledge, there is no coaching for MA Economics entrance in Mumbai.

  124. nidhi Says:

    Hey Alex got through jamia.you are joining hyderabad,right?

  125. ashok Says:

    hi alex
    need syllabus of MA econ in HCU.
    thank u

  126. Alex M Thomas Says:


    Yes. I joined HCU.


    You will find some of the papers in this link. [Scroll down to see it] I heard that there are more courses than this, as in more optionals are there. You can take up papers from other disciplines also.

  127. nidhi Says:

    Hey Alex what books do you suggest for quantitative methods and micro for MA(prev)

  128. paranza Says:

    i didnt got through any good inst this year,will try next year…
    what about u…?where did u take admission?

  129. Alex M Thomas Says:


    What do you mean by MA(prev) ?


    I took admission in University of Hyderabad(HCU). Did you get in any place this year?

  130. nidhi Says:

    MA -First year .That is what it is called here at JMI.

  131. Alex M Thomas Says:


    I do not have first hand information as i am yet to read those books. I have heard that Microeconomics by Mascollel and Green is good and Simon & Blume for Math.

  132. nidhi Says:


  133. partha Says:

    hi alex
    am partha currently dse student..just stumbled at ur great site..
    just tell me what are the papers HCU offering for MA in economics..

  134. andaleeb Says:

    hi partha
    congrats for being at DSE,
    tell me how to get through its entrance.
    please tell me your recipe of success.

  135. partha Says:

    hi Andaleeb,
    first its not a big deal..if u hav good understanding of subjects and have a good command on the theory of micro and macro than its not tough at all..but you hav to be strong in mathematics and staistics also..
    if u hav any other query you can drop mail me at parthajitkayal@gmail.com

  136. Jayadevan Says:

    this is a wonderful site for all those who wish to know more about economics and the premier institutions which offer higher education in this discipline.

    which books can help me crack DSE in statistics and mathematical economics??????

  137. dhirendra Says:

    Excllent site. Could someone plzz tell me the exat adress & contact nos.of the coachings run by economicsentrance.com at south campus & PRIME EDUCATION at LajpatNagar.

  138. Alex M Thomas Says:


    No book will help you crack DSE.

    The books that will help you are Chiang’s Fundamental methods of mathematical economics and for statistics, any book will do.


    Economicsentrance does not have a permanent address. You could mail them and ask.

    About Prime education, all i remember is that it is situated in vinobhapuri, lajpat nagar 2 and the person’s name in Manoj Aggarwal.

  139. radhika Says:

    i m radhika.i gave my MA ent. this yr bt cud’nt get thru it.i’ll b highly obliged if u can help me in lettin me know about d coaching classes n ref.books.

  140. vijay Says:

    hi Radhika.where r u from?i m also looking 4 a good coaching.i visited AXIOM-ECONOMICS,RUN by prof.mahesh lalwani,
    situated at 5/46,opp shankar road market,old rajinder nagar,delhi-60,mob.-9811881399.

    i’ve known prof.naresh runs his coaching at north campus.another one is at lajpat nagar,but don’t have the exat address.just looking 4,on getting i will give u.
    if someone has,plzz let me know at:-thakurvijayvirat@yahoo.co.in

  141. anu Says:

    naresh sir’s address is – c-2/8c lawrence road ,near keshav puram metro station.

  142. Vijay Says:

    THANKS A LOT ANU.Do u have any idea abt d standard of Naresh sir’s class,fee & duration?Can u tell me abt d venue of PRIME EDUCATION & ECONOMICSENTRANCE.COM?
    What r u doing at present?

  143. anu Says:

    well ppl say naresh sir is the only 1 to prepare fr ma economics and for the standard of teaching you can go for trial classes there. the site econmicentrance is offline. well do u have any idea how to go about preparing for the same. pls contact at ” anujain9@gmail.com

  144. vidhi gupta Says:

    I am persuing my graduation in maths.I wanted to know that is whether M.A in economics from DSE will be good or not for me.If yes than i really dont know from where i can get the coaching for its entrance.Plz do rply at monsoon_12capri@rediffmail.com

  145. Nilisha Says:

    I would like to pursue my bachelors in economics. Could you please tell me which are the good colleges that offer economics? I have heard that Presidency (Kolkata) and St Stephens im Delhi are among the best? Is it true?

  146. vijay Says:

    HI ANU,
    Thanks 4 paying attention.I’ve mailed u.plzz reply.
    Abt preparation i kno dat d books shud b coverd-
    alongwith topics of mathematics & yojna-kurukshetra 4 essay.
    I attempted 4 JNU last year but failed.willing 2 kno more abt preparation plzz.

  147. Anusha Says:

    I am employed with the IB division of Citi.
    I am interested in doing my MA in economics.
    Please guide me through the set of preparations to crack the entrance in the first attempt

  148. akshay botre Says:

    all those who wnt to know extensively abt the ma entrances and the coaching, pls visit the igidr page(in this blog itself) as these topics have been heavily discussed over there..

    all the best.

  149. chetana Says:

    anu and vijay,
    plz refer to akshay’s response(no. 58) on igidr page.also, u can contact eco ent at admin@economicsentrance.com.try n c if u get a response.am also keen on finding a good coaching so plz keep sharing the info! i’d like to add that for microec, varian’s book and workbuk are the best thing u can have. all the best!

  150. akshay botre Says:

    to those of u whm i mailed personally…please note that my email address has changed.

    @ chetna

    will be in touch with this site…in a way,this blog too helped me get a long way :)

  151. Sunit Says:

    Hi Alex,
    Hope ur studies are going well at HCU.
    Alex, as my aim is to pursue advanced courses in Econ;so will a
    BSc Maths degree (Madras Univ.)be good for me? This is a special
    course for those who didn’t study maths at +2 level,quiet similar to any regular BSc Maths degree-in terms of papers offered.I would be grateful to u for ur kind advice.Plz mail me at—–vssunittmn@gmail.com

  152. Alex M Thomas Says:


    If you enjoy math, then the Bsc will be good for you; but if not you might not enjoy it.

    I would suggest that you take up a BA Honours economics course in Delhi or Calcutta. [If you enjoy math, go for it.]

    It also depends on where you want to go further. For, doing a good Honours program will help you in competing for the economics entrances here.

    Another warning, economics is not math.

  153. akshay botre Says:

    BA(hons) Economics of delhi university does not enroll those students who didnt have maths in thier +2 … as far as my knowledge goes.

  154. Alex M Thomas Says:


    Yeah. I forgot that.

    IIT Madras and Univ of Hyd offers integrated course in Economics. You can take a look at it.

  155. jyoti sandhu Says:

    m student of B.A.(HONS)ECONOMICS n wanna do M.A. in eco frm DSE……….SO PLS ADVICE ME HOW 2 PREPARE 4 DAT……………i mean which books i shud read etc


  156. Ram Says:


    Before postins HOW TO s, just look at previous discussions.

    Akshay and others posted valuable suggestions in the blog, read them all, dont expect an instant reply. All such queries are answered previously.

  157. partha Says:

    hi joyoti
    am partha currently a dse student…for getting in DSE my suggestion is you read varian for micro..mankiw or donbush &fisher for macro and for statistics any good books will do…what is more need is better understanding of theory and a good command on its application…best of luck

  158. vivek Says:

    can i know what kind of placements are there after doing masters in economics from either of the institutes viz. isi,dse,jnu,igidr.And what is an approx. salary given

  159. vivek Says:

    i m preparing for isi,dse,jnu,igidr exams and i want to know how should prepare for it .is there any institute who gives guidelines for its entrance exams like preparing cat

  160. vivek Says:

    what r yhe best possible books for preparing for isi,dse,jnu,and igidr

  161. isha Says:

    hello alex…
    it is indeed a very helpful site…
    im a student of 2nd year B.A(honours)economics from rajasthan university,Jaipur and i want to do my masters in economics…i want to give the entrances for various instis and i was suggested tht i take up coaching thru correspondance…wat do u suggest in dis regard??

  162. Ram Says:

    Coaching tru correspondence great but who offers any idea, and what about cost associated? i contacted prime education n economicsentrance.com but no replie

  163. isha Says:

    thanks ram…i met a councellor here who told me bout this…i really have no clue about how to get info in this regard…plz help…wat r u doing by da way?

  164. Ram Says:

    I too dont have any info regarding this, and you can get more info from the same person who told you about Distance more coaching

  165. swayam Says:

    Luckily I explored this site today. So i thought why not paste a question. I completed my grads B.A. Eco(H)in 2006. Now I want to pursue Masters in Finance or Econometrics. Can u plz tell me the best institutes in India for this and how should I prepare… plz help

  166. subhajit Says:

    hi alex,
    really a helpful site. im presently in 3rd yr eco hons at presidency college, kolkata.shall sit for d tests nxt yr. but why u ppl r not so interested abt msqe at isi???? here at kol students will die to get into isi!

  167. rishu kumar Says:

    i am student of bhu 3year (economics).wht is mse

  168. Alex M Thomas Says:


    I am not interested in the MSQE at ISI because of the high mathematical content; which leaves very less room for thinking and dreaming. :)

    And there is less scope for inter disciplinary studies.


    MSE is Madras School of Economics. What all papers do you have in BHU?

  169. nidhi Says:

    Hey ALEX can you suggest some other book in microeconomics apart from Mascolell and Green?

  170. Ram Says:


    Dream in Mathematical way,
    ISI is the best. MSQE is better than LSE MS Programs, you are completly wrong regarding MSQE

  171. Ram Says:


    LSE offers better program in Econometrics and Mathematical Economics , visit their site once

  172. swayam Says:

    HI Ram,

    I know LSE is good but i am looking for something in India

  173. Ram Says:


    DSE,JNU,ISI are okay in case if you want specilisation in Econometrics, but the other option if you can is IITs, IITs are good ofcourse better to DSE and JNU for Econometrics. A few of my Profs are from IITs PHD in Econometrics they are damm good profs.

    ANd for finance part DSE comes first DSE MA Economics is best if you are interested in Finance annd then IIMs, I dont consider them better.

  174. Harshada Says:

    Dear Students,

    I’m Currently doing M.A. In Economics from S.P.College Pune. Do anyone know the syllabus for M.A.-I (for 2007-08)
    If Yeas plz reply me on “harshada_datar@yahoo.co.in”

    My subjects are as follows :
    1) Public Economics
    2) Microeconomic Analysis
    3) Industrial Economics
    4) Indian Economic Policies

  175. Alex M Thomas Says:


    Hmmm. Mathematics helps, of course but not always. It has its limits.

  176. rishu Says:

    model test paper of mse

  177. nan Says:

    was just luking for searches for ma economics coaching and found this amazingly good and interesting site…. appreciation to alex for the same.. as i went thru the posts here i found out that a lot of ppl dint get thru this year’s papr in dse and jnu.. the same story is mine. finally the love that we all share for the subject(economics) forced us to drop this year to prepare again.. and all of us stuck with one question>>>>>>>>>> whr to take the best coaching from???? and the answer is prime education ecoentrance axiom…. which one is the best, economical and near ur place no idea???? even m sailing in the same boat. plz plz help me…. dont want to loose on time and admission again… thanks to all the site really gave me a lot of information abt other institutes that r gud for ma.. i knew abt jnu and dse only…… really grate ful… sorry for such a lenthy post…

  178. Sara Solomon Says:

    WAY TO GO ALEX…….. your work is simply applaudable…..GOD BLESS

  179. Alex M Thomas Says:


    Coaching is only complementary to what your know; so do not depend too much on the coaching. Use the recommended textbooks to learn and know the fundamentals very well. Do not prepare keeping in mind the previous question papers. (That is one thing which i and some of my friends did)

    Think of what you would like to do after MA Economics. If you want a handsome salary, DSE, IGIDR and ISI will help greatly. But if it is research that one wants, you can try for the other institutes such as HCU, GIPE, MSE etc.

  180. nan Says:


    ya i knw one shud not depend on coachings and all.. but then at the same time i did appear for jnu and dse with full prep and confidence that i wud surely get into it but to my surprise i cunt make it… so here i get afraid wat if i cant this time too.. then it will be really tough u knw… also od u have any information abt forien univs that offer ma in eco.????

    thanx anywaz..

  181. Alex M Thomas Says:


    The levels of competition in entrance exams have reached very alarming heights. Even though one prepares well, there is a possibility of not making it. And it is very crucial to be cool headed during the exam at least for DSE.

    Apply for about 5 schools in India which are good. A lot of foreign universities offer. It depends on which place you like to go.

  182. nan Says:


    last year i just knew abt jnu and dse so had appaered for those two only… now i got to know abt other instis too from ur site so shall fill in for those too…

    regarding forien univs. nothing specific as such… any good place would do.. do u hv any information abt those…

    as in how to apply, wen to apply, etc.

  183. nidhi Says:

    Hey Nan do take the jmi test

  184. nan Says:

    nidhi jmi is jamia milia!!!!!

  185. nidhi Says:

    Yeah Jamia Millia Islamia .Its a central university at New delhi.

  186. aishwarya Says:

    where can i find DSE previous years question papers???

  187. Ram Says:

    at DSE Central Library Xerox shop, prev 5 yrs papers cost 60rs.

  188. aishwarya Says:

    is it necessary that i shld hav puc maths for DSE???cuz i didn have it??i am currently doin my BA in eco from christ andi have a quants paper but its a triple major not just eco..

  189. akshay botre Says:

    @ aishwarya

    basic understanding of 12 th level mathmatics, and its application in economics, especially in microeconomics…but this year the entrance exam was maths heavy…consider studyin frm sydsaster hammond…

  190. aishwarya Says:

    hi my question was can i still apply to DSE as i have not done puc maths???is there a requirement that only people with pu math have to apply???

  191. Ram Says:

    BA Economics is sufficient.
    or BTech in any discipline.

    No restriction regarding PUC or SSC.

    Eligibility Conditions
    A .Students from Indian Universities
    (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) 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.

  192. rishu Says:

    is interview in igidrfor ma

  193. satish Says:

    AN AMAZING BLOG>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

  194. aishwarya Says:

    thank you so much

  195. Ram Says:

    Hi, I need Calcutta university BSc Economics syllabus can anyone help me out. Atleast Maths and Statistics syllabus.

  196. ABC Says:


  197. sarthak Says:

    hi guys
    congrats for a wonderful blog.
    i am currently a second yr ECO(hons) student at venkateswara college (DU). i wuld like to ask u when is the best time to start preparing for the MA entrances(JNU, DSE ..)so that one can concentrate sufficiently on the BA exams as well as give a gud shot at the entrances.

  198. Shyla Says:

    i’m preparing for the JNU entrance. i’m more interested in SIS (World Economy). i have done mathematics only till the 10th grade but i’m well versed with the graduation level maths. i do have statistics as a paper at the graduation level. is it enough to crack the test? also, can i find the previous year papers online? what are the important topics ans what is the exam pattern? till date, i have only seen people discouraging me about taking up economics in delhi. is it really that tough?

  199. prabhu Says:

    dear sir
    i am prabhu in cheenai now i am preparing for jnu ma economics entrance test please guide me which book is better to study & please send syallbus for that exam

    thank you

  200. Rahul Deshpande Says:

    is it possible to contact you anyhow?

  201. Rahul Deshpande Says:

    I am a mechanical engineering graduate, currently working with gammon india
    I am interested in development economics, especially at JNU due to the emphasis it places on interdisciplinary studies and the exposure one can get there.
    How can i obtain the syllabus and previous papers of the JNU entrance exam for MA Economics?

  202. gobi Says:

    hai alex
    i am preparing in jnu entrancefor ma economics and please guide me and how to prepare that and which book is better for entrance and please send syallbus and modal questions and contact me gobiprabhu@gmail.com and guide me

  203. Alex M Thomas Says:


    The earlier you start your preparations, the better it would be. You could start revising Micro and Macro along with your second year papers. The more clear your concepts are, the better.


    You can get the question papers from JNU library. They are not available online; though you can register at http://www.economicsentrance.com to get few DSE papers. It is true that the entrance tests of DSE and JNU are competitive and very highly too; though that does not mean they are tough.

    Learning math is relatively easier that understanding the concepts of economics.

    Prabhu and Gobi,

    The first thing is to get your concepts right. Varian for micro (And Varian Workbook will also help) and Dornbusch for Macro. Chiang would suffice for Math and any book for probability. Getting the concepts right is the most important thing.

  204. Wasif Says:

    Absolutely worthfull site for everyone who looks for pursuing economics in premium institutes.
    i’m doing B.A. Economics in loyola college, chennai
    (first year).I have one doubt that whether i can write entrance examinations of certain universities/institutes, because i did my plus two in Humanities which doesn’t include any kind of maths programme.
    So can you guide me on my current situation? pls reply.


  205. Tarun Says:

    Hi Alex,

    Thanks for running this web site, its certainly a one stop for all the students preparing for the
    MA-Economics entrance.

    There is lot of information about DSE/JNU/ISI but very little about IGIDR entrance.

    Can you please provide some info for IGIDR entrance:
    a. Topics to be covered in the entrance exam, and
    b. Good reference books for the preparation.


  206. vivek Says:

    is there any scope after doing b.sc. general

  207. vivek Says:

    is there any course left for the b.sc.(general) students

  208. ravi Says:

    hi i am pursuing pg in applied economics i want to do Phd in IGIDR. but in my +2 level did not studied mathts. is it possible to do. thank you,

  209. TANUSHREE Says:

    i want to know about the procedure of entrance exam for MA(ECONOMICS)means the pattern has changed last year. so iwant to know on this yr the how the question pattern will be(all are objective type??).how can i get the form of exam?so please suggest any other eligibilities required..thank u.

  210. sugandha Says:

    this is sugandha..i would like to inform u that ur link to download papers of ISI is not working…i hav tried downloading several times but the file doesnt open up..pl do something abt it..thanx!!

    also i would like to knw that for preparing maths for ISI, should i stress on trignometric functions in calculus..??

  211. Ram Says:

    should i stress on trignometric functions in calculus..??

    no trigonometry. Calculus how can you ignore that?

  212. Alex M Thomas Says:


    Well, you will not be able to take the entrance tests of IGIDR and JNU (MA Economics). You will have to go through the respective application eligibility to find that our precisely.


    I have put down the areas on which IGIDR entrance asked questions, last year (here). Any book which covers mathematics will suffice. Practicing more problems will help you gain speed and confidence.


    I do not think that IGIDR insists on having math when you have already done your Phd.


    Which university/college’s entrance test are you referring to?


    The files are working for me. They are in pdf format.

  213. Sreya Says:

    Hi Alex,

    Really appreciate your efforts in helping us out. I am pursuing graduation in Maths from Calcutta univ. I’ve heard that there is a separate qs paper for students from the Math background in the DSE entrance test. Is this true, and if so, then what is the pattern of that qs paper?

  214. Alex M Thomas Says:


    Yes, the separate paper is known as the Option B. It covers mathematics and statistics. Since, i don’t have the question paper with me right now and i did not attempt that, my knowledge about that is very limited.

    I listed a few topics that came in the year 2003. It can be viewed here.

  215. bhumika Says:

    hii alex
    i am preparing for mphil entrance of dse . can u guide wat kind of questions are asked and how i shud prepare for them.

  216. Alex M Thomas Says:


    I have no idea about the Mphil admissions; but if anyone else who visits this page knows, you might get some information. The DSE site has a handbook which gives instructions.

  217. Wasif Says:


    Great Blog!!!
    can u plz tell me where i’ll get previous question papers of JMI……???

  218. Wasif Says:

    HI alex,

    Can you tell me what all institutes that i can apply for M.A Economics.
    You know my condition that i didnt did maths in +2.

  219. Ram Says:

    You can apply for all, +2 maths is not a matter at all.

    Please refer, econdse.org, isical.ac.in, jnu.ac.in

  220. Binu Says:

    Hi Alex,
    It is good site where people can comment on economics curriculum and economics related topics. I have never seen any other site like this. Good work. I have done my masters in economics at GIPE in Pune and have come to US for further studies in Economis. I feel that this site can give good information to those who want to pursue studies in Economics.

  221. Binu Says:

    Did you do Masters in Loyola, Madras ? I was in Loyola for one month before moving to GIPE. I feel I met you there?

  222. Vinisha Says:

    Hi Alex,

    You are very patient in answering question :)

    I went through the admission criteria, entrance dates, test structure of IGIDR and DSE. The doubt nagging at the back of my head is whether a Bachelor of Management Studies graduate is eligible for applying for the PG in Economics courses for both these Universities. I see B.Com mentioned, but not BBA/BMS.

    Appreciate if you can help


  223. vinay Says:

    hi great site with good info;
    can any one tell about ; pursuing MA-economics in Hyderabad; hw is osmania!!

  224. deepu Says:

    hi alex
    jus been through ur pages.. frankly its mind blogging.. really commentable work… well i hav learned that u are from kollam..
    i am from anchal.. would like to kno abt the wher abts.. i will mail u in person for sure..
    all the wishes for u

  225. karamjeet Says:

    hey alex gr8 site.keep up d gud wrk

  226. S.Saranya Says:

    hai , am IAS aspirant is there any one to help and guide will required materials.

    My Optional is Economics.

    Pls let me know

  227. Prasanna Says:

    Hi Alex !!
    I’m prasanna ,a 6th sem. BE(CSE)student from C.G. I want to give DSE & JNU entrance exams in ’09.In 12th standard(CBSE) I had PCM-Eng.-Economics as my sub. But in my comp. sci. & engg. i didnt have any sub. rel to economics,although a few are rel to management.But i havent forgotten the eco basics we studied at 10+2 level.
    Please tell how should i prepare for the entrance exams??

  228. Alex M Thomas Says:


    The comments in this blog will aid you in that. The books that are recommended are also mentioned in the various comments. Working out problems over and over again will aid in your understanding. Moreover, not having economics in your degree will not pose a lot of problems if you go through the recommended books.

    Sourcing the question papers and also getting the books is the first step. Understanding the concepts is the next one. And finally continuously work on the different ways a questions can be posed regarding a particular concept.

  229. Prasanna Says:

    hi alex!!
    i read various replies of yours,i did note down d books that you recommend, and name of coaching centres too…
    frankly speaking your blog is like an oasis in the desert providing a vast array of info abt the various eco. entrance exams in india,esp. to ppl like me(i’m 4m bhilai,chhattisgarh) far away from places like delhi……

    n pls keep up d good work ovr here on ur blog….

  230. Alex M Thomas Says:


    I can understand. If not for the internet, a lot of things would have been unimaginable.

    You can visit this orkut community for more information about DSE entrance.

  231. sreemoyee Says:

    hey alex… great job!!! thanx a all d information in this blog.. it reely helpd… cud u pls tell me wats ur email id…

  232. jayshree Says:

    hi ,i want to know about the due dates for submission of entrance test in MA economics in the mumbai,hyderabad, calcutta, bangalore university.

  233. Sunit Says:

    Better u visit the sites of respective universities to kno the entrance deadlines

  234. Alex M Thomas Says:


    You can get my email id from the about page.


    I do not know about the dates of the coming entrance tests.

  235. ankita Says:

    a fair dice is being rolled.what is the probability that a 6 appears in at most n attempts.plz hlp me wid this sum.wht is the ans.thnx

  236. Wasif Says:

    Hi Alex,
    Does MSE requires maths at +2 level for their eligibility criteria.

  237. chetana Says:

    hello all,
    this is to inform that naresh sir’s coaching for m.a entrance exams, is starting from 21st jan,2008 at keshavpuram (block c-2), flat no- 8c, near keshavpuram metro station, new delhi. all the best to everyone appearing for some exam.

  238. Megha Says:

    Can u plz tell d contact no. of d above mentioned coaching institute.

  239. Sunit Says:

    Naresh Sir’s Contact No—–9810945387.

  240. Chhavi Says:

    I am a non-DU student.If I start my preparation for DSE and GIPE MA now,are there chances of making it?what should be my strategy?

  241. sarita Says:

    this a wonderful site n is a gr8 help to al d students who want to sit 4 MA entrances.Sir if i start serious my preparation now, wud i be abl to crack dse/jnu /isi.I m a 3rd year student of eco (hons)del university.n plz help wid books i shud refer to for d preparation.Shal b highly greatful 2 u…

  242. Mirko Says:


    Can anyone tell me on books to use for the IGIDR entrance (MA Program) also if any organized coaching available in mumbai for the same.


  243. Mirko Says:

    Fundamental Methods of Mathematical Economics-Chiang

    Is this book mentioned for maths in post no. 61?

  244. prasad Says:

    (great work,really admirable….)

    im doing my bachelor’s in engineering right now,but have developed an interest in economics,and would like to get into a good MA programme.
    i want to start preparing for the dse entrance,and would really appreciate some help.
    first of all would it be advisable to go for the option B?The impression i’ve gathered is that only math/stats undergrads would go for it.
    As for the option A,with no base in eco. is it possible to prepare for the paper in a year’s time.
    if i want to go for a phd what other places should i be considering besides dse.
    Thanks i hope the post is not too long..

  245. Alex M Thomas Says:


    There are people who have started a week back and cleared the tests; there are also people who have studied for more than a year. So there is no strategy that will ensure success. Work on your basics from the textbooks mentioned by the institutes and some of them can be found in the comments section of this blog.


    The above mentioned comment is a reply to your query as well.


    I have not come across coaching for IGIDR as such anywhere. And the books that are generally suggested is any math textbook for 12th science students and an elementary knowledge of economics. But, be on your guard, because every year the competition is scaling new heights. So the paper might get difficult.

    Yes, Chiang is mentioned.


    If you dream a good placement, then DSE will aid you a lot. But if you are interested in academics, other (not so famous) institutions like University of Hyderabad, MSE, etc will help you.

    One year is more than enough to prepare.

    I have heard that it is better to learn economics and sit for Option A rather than opting for Option B.

  246. Lalima Says:

    hi Alex…

    This is a great place for the “budding economists” to meet!

    about me, i’m doing my MA in eco from Pune University. Am in my final year now… preparing my Thesis.
    Just started off though. i chose the topic of Stock Market Scandals and crashes.
    Would u suggest any particular way of going about it?
    Any references…books or websites.. ?

    Cheers !

  247. Alex M Thomas Says:


    You could go through the book ‘Irrational Exuberance’ by Shiller.

    Some pointers would be
    -are stock market crashes rational or are they irrational?
    -the role of SEBI (regulators) in the stock market
    -how does the legal provisions affect the stock market?
    -what about the foreign investors
    -are stock market crashes ‘corrections’ or not?
    -does media affect crashes?
    -the structure of the stock market per se (if it can be analysed in its entirety)

  248. Lalima Says:

    u’ve given me different way to look at it..
    I was adding the following points-

    -Concept of Stock market
    -History of Stock Market
    -The vulnerability of market and Investors
    -Reasons for crashes apart frm scandals
    - effects of world market on indian market
    -what makes market move
    also writting about the role os SEBI
    and will mention all the stock exchanges in india…

    am i going right?
    -types of investment instruments

  249. Lalima Says:

    i will also now work on the points u have given me…

    Thanks !

  250. Sunit Says:

    (b) M.A. in Economics (JNU—–SSS)

    Bachelor’s degree in any discipline under 10+2+3 pattern of education with at least 50% marks, and Mathematics either at 10+2 level or at Bachelor’s level, either as subsidiary or as honours.

    (b) M.A. in Economics (with specialization in World Economy) (JNU ——-SIS)

    Bachelor’s degree in Economics under 10+2+3 pattern of education with at least 50% marks in aggregate and with either Mathematics or Statistics as a subject.

  251. Sunit Says:


  252. ankita Says:

    has ne 1 receivd jnu ma application form by post…..pls reply…

  253. harsha Says:

    can anyone tell me the pattern of gipe entrance exam…or previous years question paper….

  254. Sunit Says:

    MSE/ISI/IGIDR/JNU and the like univs. require a mathematical background from the prospective students so,
    If a candidate did not have mathematics either at the senior secondary level or at the undergraduate level but still is interested in studying Maths then a way out would be to clear the senior secondary level mathematics paper offered by the National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS). This would require registering for the course in July and taking the exams in April-May of the next year.

    The said examination is recognised by all major Univs. including DU n CBSE…
    Check out the website for more info—– http://www.nios.ac.in

  255. Alex M Thomas Says:


    That is a very important piece of information. I did not know something like this existed.

    Thanks a lot for sharing. :)

  256. Sunit Says:

    I saw this info in the MSE’s website.—–here is the extract frm that site—-


    An essential requirement for the programmes at MSE is a fairly good knowledge of and comfort level with mathematics as taught at the senior secondary (plus-two) level. A candidate who has completed a regular mathematics paper at the senior secondary level and has completed any undergraduate program – B.Sc, B.E, B.C.A, B.B.M, B.B.A, B.A, or B.Com is eligible to apply. If a candidate does not have mathematics training at the senior secondary level then he/she must have had a mathematics paper at the undergraduate level whose syllabus is at least equivalent to the syllabus at the senior secondary level. However, if a candidate did not have mathematics either at the senior secondary level or at the undergraduate level but still is interested in studying at MSE then a way out would be to clear the senior secondary level mathematics paper offered by the National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS). This would require registering for the course in July and taking the exams in April-May of the next year. In fact we would strongly recommend this option even to those of you who have had mathematics at the senior secondary or under-graduate level but feel a bit rusty about it. For more details on the NIOS course you can look up their website at http://www.nios.ac.in

  257. Dyanesh Says:

    Hi Ankita,

    I have sent an request for Category – A (Admission through entrance examination) along with DD for Rs.200/- & self-addressed empty envelope to JNU. Waiting for the application form. You can get the details in JNU site.

  258. dhivya Says:

    hey!! could you suggest to me books that deal about economics in general because my entrance exam consists of general knowledge!!

  259. Shadan Says:

    Hi Sunit
    Which entrances are you appearing for?
    Could u plz tell me wen is MSE conducting its entrance and are its centres spread out through out India?
    Thanks in advance.

  260. Shadan Says:

    Hi Ankita…
    i have received d form for JNU through post…

  261. Shadan Says:

    Hi Alex…
    Can u plz tell me from where to get sample papers for IGIDR, GIPE, MSE, HCU???
    Keep up d good work…
    Thanks in advance..

  262. Sunit Says:

    Iam planning to appear only for DU’s Econ entrance exam.
    Abt MSE’s entrance dates..sorry Shadan..i hav no info..May be u should check their website at apt intervals to get the entrance exam dates.

  263. ANKITA Says:


  264. Sunit Says:

    I too need “only” the {2007 DSE} qstn pprs. Sourcing only the 2007 qstn ppr from Delhi is not feasible for ppl residing outside Delhi.

  265. Dyanesh Says:

    Hi Shadan,

    How long it took for you to receive the JNU app form by post ?
    I sent a request letter one week back.
    Still waiting for the app form.

  266. Shivangi Says:

    I came across this blog on google search. Its a very interesting blog. I would like some information regarding ECO HONS. My brother is appearing for 12std board exams and he has opted for Commerce,and would like to persue Eco hons as his undergraduate degree. I would like to know which are the best colleges for eco hons in Inida and what is the scope for eco hons. I would highly appreciate for the information.
    Thank You
    Kind Regards,
    Shivangi Gupta

  267. SUNitsUNIT Says:

    Delhi Univ.- Hansraj,Kirorimal,SRCC,St.Stephens….and the list goes on.
    Calcutta Univ.–SXC,Presidency….so on.

  268. Shadan Says:


    It took about 2 weeks to get d form…
    Dont worry ur form is probably on its way.

    Are you from Delhi?? Are u following any
    specific book for DSE?

  269. Sunit Says:

    @ANKITA n Others
    I hav the DSE 2007 qstn ppr(MA option A) in pdf……give me ur ids…i’ll mail it.

    No.Iam frm Kerala.
    Micro-Varian,Henderson,Varian’s Workbook.
    Maths-Chiang n XII std. text

  270. SUNitsUNIT Says:

    Alex MT….will soon be publishing the 2007 DSE qstn pprs on his blog…so folks watch out…no need to send mail to Sunit.

  271. Sunit Says:

    Alex…the credit should go to Yerula.(He is in ur Orkut Profile Friends list).
    So…..hats off to Yerula.

  272. Sunit Says:

    DSE ppl may (for their qstn pprs) sue me for the copyright infringement…so let Yerula be the scapegoat.

  273. Dyanesh Says:

    Thanks Shadan…

  274. Sunit Says:

    @ Shadan
    The books that i hav mentioned would help u only in understanding the concepts of micro n macro.
    But they wud(DSE ppl) ask u qstns(esp the Comp.Exch Eql.in Micro,which are repeatedly appearing for approx 8-10 marks…but that matters in this cut throat competition..around 1500-2000 ppl jostling up for jus 150 seats !!)which could seem to be sourced from Planet Mars…As no one has till date told me frm where that type of qstns can be found…except few Profs in Delhi…who can help us out…So u really need to go beyond those aforementioned texts…

    See MIT’s OCW(this blog has a link)…it may help u to some extent…Still..except the unexpected this year too..
    The last year’s qstn ppr was dubbed as the toughest one in the last 10 years…
    Hope i have succeeded in frightening u folks…hahahhahah(Giant’s Laugh)

  275. Ram Says:

    Primeeducation’s distance mode coaching is not so much appealing.

    Dont go for that, its waste of money.

    You wont get any materials except correct of last few years DSE and JNU papers. The same materials you can get for 250rs.

    I opted out of that in the last minute and saved money and time too.

  276. ANKITA Says:

    SUNIT it seems u hav undrstud comp eqm qu.guys ne of u who hav understod the competitive eqm exchange questions – tthe favourite of DSE …..PLZZZZZZZZ ANE ONE EXPLAIN IT TO ME…I cant solve them…..

  277. Shadan Says:

    Thanks a lot Sunit… and yeah u did succeed in frightening me (LOL).

    Friends can anyone help me in solving this prob??
    Public spending in country Z is expected to be about Rs.90 million this year. 30% of this is paid to households in d form of benefits, grants and subsidies. The remaining 70% is spent on goods and services such as hospitals and education. The multiplier in country Z is 2.5 and the fiscal deficit is Rs.12 million. What is the public spending as a component of aggregate demand in country Z??

  278. Shadan Says:

    Hey Sunit
    What all topics should i go through at MIT’s OCW??

  279. Sunit Says:

    I am a complete novice when it comes to solving GE problems.
    OCW : Shadan..there are some good lecture notes on micro/macro…u can search there like :

    1.GE in a Pure Exch. Econ———————-David Autor 14.03 Fall 2004
    2.Axioms of Consumer Pref & Theory of Choice— “”
    There are few problem sets too.

    Though Varian’s/ D&F’s text is enough…concentrate on the basics(like the ones asked in 2006 n 2007 qstn ppr).
    Happy Grinding !!

  280. Sunit Says:


  281. Dyanesh Says:

    Hi All,

    It seems that the following books,
    1) Intermediate Microeconomics – Hal R Varian
    2) Macroeconomics – Dorn Busch & Fischer
    are by foreign authors.

    Can anyone let me know the price of these books in India ?
    Whether Indian edition of these books are available ?

  282. Dyanesh Says:

    Hi Shadan,

    I got my JNU application form by post today.

  283. Ram Says:


    You can get that from http://www.nbcindia.com

  284. Shadan Says:

    Loads of thanks.

    Good buddy… last date is 17th march so u have ample time left.

  285. ANKITA Says:

    GUYS i did a big mistake..forgot 2 giv my details on the reverse of DD.will my appln be cancelled

  286. ANKITA Says:

    ne one can tell me wht i shud do.forgot to give my details on reverse of dd.plz tel me.will my appln b considerd ,ne idea????

  287. Ram Says:

    well, its not a big problem, but I dont have any belief in Indian Buerocracy, if any time left, send another dd.

  288. avisek to everyone Says:

    sri sathya sai university offers a highly advanced and superb course for economics, equivalent to LSE standards , for both MA and BA.We are visited by nearly a dozen of visiting profs from MIT and other premier institutions.Today we had a talk by Dr Vijay kelkar.

  289. Shadan Says:

    hey Ankita…
    dont worry… ur form wont get cancelled…
    dey ask it juz for safety… in case it gets detached from ur application form which is unlikely to happen.
    so dont worry.

  290. Ohyagozaimasu Says:

    “sri sathya sai university offers a highly [advanced] and superb course for economics”

    But the said univ. offers only BA Econ and BSc.(H)Econ course.
    No PG leve course in Econ.

  291. Crow Says:

    (MS / MSc /MA) (Research Degrees-PhD/MPhil-are NOT to be considered.)

    The OBJECTIVE rankings SHOULD be based on the following parameters:
    {As the respondents consists mainly of students who may not have access to very authentic and verifiable data, therefore the rankings are vulnerable to subjectivity creeping in their personal choices, hence the conclusions must be drawn accordingly.}

    1. Research Output. (Its impact on academic community at large)

    2. World Class Faculty. (Profs. “akin to” Western/European teaching pattern; doesn’t mean that they need to possess degrees from foreign Univs. As ‘Swadesi’ degrees are equally good though not better)

    3. Course Quality. (Interdisciplinary + Mathematical)

    4. Admission Criteria. (Rigorous Filtering Process).

    5. Visiting Faculty/Guest Lectures/Seminars/Conferences/Workshops. (Conducted Yearly.)

    6. Infrastructure. (Library, Econ Softwares etc.)

    7. Placements. (In institutions like Banks, IMF, WB, Big Corporations, UN, Govt., and Academic Institutes/Univs. etc.)

    8. Reputation Abroad.

  292. dia Says:

    i’ll b appearing for jnu ma economics(social&international)dis year.
    can anyone out here help me in solving the reasoning part asked at the entrance. here is a question guys do giv it a try and lt me knw da process fr solving dis kindda question.

    Q.Below are given 4 sets of 4 statements each.the no. of true statement in any set is different from the no. of statement in any other set. A crime has been committed by one of the individual X,Y,Z,W.Find who is guilty.
    SET A
    1.square root of 5 is irrational no.
    2. every real no. has a unique real cube root.
    3. every cubic equation with real coefficient has atleast one real root.
    4. X has committed the crime.

    SET B
    1.if a is an integer and b is a non integer real no. then (a+b) is not an integer.

    2. there is a real no. such that mod(x+1)=mod(x+2)
    3. if subsidies are removed pareto superior situation results.
    4. Y has committed the crime


    1.if both real no.s a&b are non-integer then (a+b)
    is also a non integer

    2. if a&b are real no.s then a/bis also a real no.
    3. there is a real no. which satisfies the eqn.x^4+2x^2+1
    4. Z has committed the crime

    1.if a>b then(1/a)<(1/b) where a,b are real nos
    2. every non-negative real no.s has 2 distinctreal square roots
    3. every rational no. has a unique decimal representation
    4. W has committted teh crime.

  293. ANKITA Says:


  294. Crow Says:

    Competitive Equilibrium Allocation:

    See the D-School MA(Econ) aspirants commnty.
    Topic: “Daily Question”
    Post : By Amit Kumar on 3/21/07.

  295. Crow Says:

    Ankita, keep clicking “next” until u find the post dated 3/21/07.

  296. palak Says:

    hey sunit
    i want dse 2007 question paper.can you mail it to me at palakchadha@gmail.com

    thanks in advance

  297. ankita Says:

    is dse ma application form available by post?????

  298. Sunit Says:

    Yes.Most probably DSE office would send the appl form thru courier..as last year i reced it thru this mode.

  299. ankita Says:

    sunit…..i need sum v.imp info frm u..tell me wht i hav 2 do 2 get my applicatn form by post???is the regtn form also given alongwth the form…..do i hav 2 send self addresd envelop???plz tel me….i dont wnt 2 tk chances.i made a big mistk in jnu form….pls reply …

  300. Sunit Says:

    @ Ankita
    The best thing would be to Contact DSE office.
    Department Office Ph. NO. 011-27667725 Ext. 1535
    Office Hours 9.00 a.m. to 5.30 p.m.
    (Monday through Friday)

    “i made a big mistk in jnu form”–the said mistake is totally immaterial and it wont be affecting ur candidacy in any way if u hav mentioned the DD no. in the appl. form.
    Keep the worries aside and concentrate on cracking the JNU ‘nut’. Happy cracking !

  301. ankita Says:


  302. ankita Says:

    ne one recevd acknowledgment card jnu by post???within how mny weeks do they send the card…..ne idea…..whn 2 xpect…..

  303. ankita Says:

    guys need ur response to my askd questins……..plzzzzzzzz….m realy worid…..

  304. shiuli Says:

    hi people,
    i am in a final year graduation student,with economics and psyhology as my subjects.i wished to fill jnu enterance form,but to my badluck i could not do so as i didnot had “maths” with me in my 12th standard,so i am automatically disqualified from JNU & IGIDR.i am very depressed & simply can see my dark future.
    I REALLY WANT TO GIVE DSE ENTERANCE & go through it,give me some tips as to what all things i can do.i am ready to work hard.dse enterance does not demand maths in 12th.
    thankyou for this site atleast depressed students like me can share their pains and answers for tht frm great people like u all.
    thanx again
    do reply…..

  305. Crow Says:

    [Shiuli] Refer POST # 254.
    “….i am automatically disqualified from JNU & IGIDR.i am very depressed & simply can see my dark future.”
    Dear, dark night precedes every bright morning. When a door gets closed,HE opens various other doors. Dont let the worries hide ur vision. Seek and u shall find !!!

    SOURCE:Dr. Greg Mankiw’s Blog.
    1. Every economist needs to have a solid foundation in the basics of economic theory and econometrics, even if you are not going to be either a theorist or an econometrician. You cannot get this solid foundation without understanding the language of mathematics that these fields use.

    2. Occasionally, you will need math in your job. In particular, even as a policy economist, you need to be able to read the academic literature to figure out what research ideas have policy relevance. That literature uses a lot of math, so you will need to be equipped with mathematical tools to read it intelligently.

    3. Math is good training for the mind. It makes you a more rigorous thinker.

    4. Your math courses are one long IQ test. We use math courses to figure out who is really smart.

    5. Economics graduate programs are more oriented to training students for academic research than for policy jobs. Although many econ PhDs go on to policy work, all of us teaching in graduate programs are, by definition, academics. Some academics take a few years off to experience the policy world, as I did not long ago, but many academics have no idea what that world is like. When we enter the classroom, we teach what we know. (I am not claiming this is optimal, just reality.) So math plays a larger role in graduate classes than it does in many jobs that PhD economists hold.

    Is it possible that admissions committees for econ PhD programs are excessively fond of mathematics on student transcripts? Perhaps. That is something I might argue with my colleagues about if I were ever put on the admissions committee. But a student cannot change that. The fact is, if you are thinking about a PhD program in economics, you are advised to take math courses until it hurts.

    Linear Algebra
    Multivariable Calculus
    Real Analysis
    Probability Theory
    Mathematical Statistics
    Game Theory
    Differential Equations.
    So, Shiuli be bold …if ur in trouble..that means HE is jus testing ur perseverance..work ur way up..many of the good things in life is hard fought and won.!!!!
    Don be dejected if u cant make this time..with renewed zeal go for it again…Write the Open School exam of 12th Maths and…nxt year u can sit for ISI,IGIDR and JNU as well..Best wishes for ur D-School exams.

  306. Crow Says:

    by the way, my post no. 291 is awaiting ur response ppl.

  307. Crow Says:

    Shiuli—- To be able to handle the D-School qsntns(micro&macro) you must know atleast ['differentiation(calculus)'] and ['Matrices'].As they test the application of conecpts rather than mere familiarity of the theoretical part. These two topics can be covered in one and a half months. Refer Class XII textbook or join a local tuition centre as they could equip u with these necessary tools which are inevitable for solving the questions of micro n macro problems that are maths-oriented.
    But to survive the D-School’s rigorous training once you join the course..u need to know lots and lots of XII standard maths. Believe me, the said topics are ver easy. Be sincere and put ur all efforts to learn them. Once u gain a mastery over it then the entrnace exam would be a cakewalk for u.

  308. Ram Says:

    ISI K, ISI D, DSE, JNU, IGIDR, HCU, Jamia, Bombay Univ, MSE.

  309. Sunit Says:

    1.ISI(Kol) & DSE.
    2.IGIDR,UoH & JNU.
    3.MSE ,IIT(Madras)& GIPE
    4.Bombay School of Economics & JMI Univ.

  310. Dyanesh Says:


    In JNU, there are two M.A. courses in Economics,
    1) School of International Studies (SIS) – M.A. Economics (with specialization in world economy)
    2) School of Social Studies (SSS) – M.A. Economics

    In the application form, we need to give our preferences in the same order. If we are selected for the first preference, then we can’t opt for the second one.

    So please help me in selecting my preferences over the above two courses. What is the difference between the above two ?

    As of now, my preference is
    1) SSS
    2) SIS (world economy)

    please help me out..

  311. ankita Says:


  312. Swati Says:

    hi..i hav opted 4 SIS as my frst pref nd SSS as the second one coz SIS is a better course than tat SSS one bt the ntrance papr of wrld eco. course is tougher than the the simple m.a. in eco course.

  313. Shadan Says:

    The eligibility criteria for MA in Eco with specialization in world economy is Bachelor’s degree in Economics with either Maths or Stats as a subject.
    If you satisfy this criteria then this course is better than MA in Eco(SSS).

    Can anyone tell me which is a better option: UoH or MSE as far as placements are concerned???
    Please help.

  314. ankita Says:


  315. Dyanesh Says:

    Thanks Shadan.
    I haven’t read the eligibility criteria before filling the app form !
    I am not eligible for SIS (World Economy) since my UG is B.E.
    But I have given my preferences as 1) SSS & 2) SIS
    I have taken a DD for Rs. 430 (2 courses).
    Now I don’t want to overwrite my application form.
    So I am planning not to appear for the entrance examination for SIS & take only SSS.
    Hope this is fine. Pls let me know ur comments.

  316. Dyanesh Says:

    Let me try to cancel the old DD & get a new one for only SSS.
    I hope it’s fine in overwriting app form (only DD details).

  317. Dyanesh Says:

    let me know whether to overwrite the app form (remove the SIS preference in JNU form)
    OR to send the form with 2 preferences even though i am not eligible for SIS.
    I am really confused and worried since there is only 1 week left.

  318. Crow Says:

    Hey ! I lost my pencil under my table.
    Now I dont want to purchase a new pencil again.
    So Iam planning to search my lost pencil.
    Can anyone tell me which option is better:To Search or to buy a New one.
    Iam really confused and worried since there is only 1 week left for my exams.

  319. Shadan Says:

    Get a new DD if u want to save money. U can use a whitener… its not a problem at all.
    else u can submit it like dat… dat will also b ok…
    Infact u can give the test also for getting d experience…
    Make sure to despatch ur form on time… dont worry buddy.

  320. Shadan Says:

    borrow a pencil from some one.

  321. Dyanesh Says:

    Don’t try to make fun out of people over here…
    If u can’t help people here, just shut ur mouth and keep quiet…

  322. Dyanesh Says:

    Thank you very much…

  323. Crow Says:

    Oye !! tusi dil pe mat lo yaar. Jaise bina ‘pun’ ke Ogden Nash (not to be mistaken as a distant relative of our more familiar Princeton Nash) adhoora hai….usi tarah….bina ‘fun’ ke yeh zindagi bhi adhoori hai..re Babu Moshaayi ! And as Shadan said..anyway write the SIS exam too..let ur life get enriched wit lots of experiences.

    Hey Shadan…u gave me a nice alternative. Iam evaluating the pay offs of choosing that option.

  324. Crow Says:

    How Authentic is this Analysis? The interesting thing is that ISI’s (MS QE) course is missing !!!
    Which is the best college in India for graduate studies in Economics (source:www.economicsentrance.com)

    Delhi School of Economics
    197– 62.3%

    JNU (Dept. of Economics)
    39– 12.3%

    Indian Statistical Institute
    31– 9.8%

    29– 9.2%

    Madras School of Economics
    11– 3.5%

    Gokhale Institute of Politics and Economics
    9 — 2.8%

    Number of Voters : 316
    First Vote : Nov 19, 2005
    Last Vote : Mar 06, 2008

  325. Crow Says:

    sorry !! the said course is there. Alex amend this mistake pls.

  326. Dyanesh Says:

    sorry !! i just left my words in a moment of anger…

  327. Gautham Says:

    Hey Alex.the blog was very helpful.Even im a student of loyola college.im planning to write the dse test next year..

  328. ankita Says:

    jnu entranc exam paper SSS 2007 needed…..kindly post it….on this website……thnx…..

  329. Shadan Says:

    So what did u decide to do???

  330. Dyanesh Says:

    I was out of Bang for few days…
    Today I have sent the form with DD for Rs.430 (both SSS & SIS)…
    I may not appear for the SIS entrance exam, because appearing for the exam (with out eligibility) is based on our own risk !
    Thanks Shadan & everyone else here for your great timely support…

  331. Prasanna Says:

    although i’ll b givin dse nxt yr, but 4 starters 2 c D PAPER is damn good !
    finally b4 startin my prepn der is sth dat i cn look up2 n say ,”hey dis is wat i m supposed 2 expect nxt yr,so i better gear up 4 it ! ”


  332. jayshree Says:

    hi, can u please guide me which books should be referred to prepare for maths and stats part for entrance test of ISI…

  333. ANKITA Says:


  334. harsha Says:

    can anyone tell me as to when is Mse entrance exam

  335. swati Says:

    hey..r the forms out for MSE.does nyone has ny idea?

  336. john Says:

    hi, does anyone have any idea about the questions asked in the MSE entrance and do they conduct thier exams in delhi?


  337. Ashok K Says:

    Dear Swati & Harsha,

    MSE said today that the announcement will be out in 1st week april.
    On both MSE+Anna Univ websites.

    Best of Luck

    Ashok K.

  338. Ashok K Says:

    Am looking for guidance on preparation for MSE entrance exam.
    Grateful for any help.

    Candidate in Bangalore.

    Best Regards

    Ashok K.

  339. harsha Says:

    thanks a lot for the info..

  340. tushar Says:

    hi, can any1 tell me where we can get the solutions for the isi sample question papers…

  341. swati Says:

    thnx a lot.

  342. Sunit Says:

    See http://www.economicsentrance.com(2007 sample ppr solutions)

  343. tushar Says:

    thanx that was helpful..

  344. Sunit Says:

    UoH MA(Econ) Admn notice is out.Last date for issue of appl(Rs.300 or Rs.50) is 27/04/2008.
    Test dates 1-7th June.Exact dates for MA(Econ) test is contained in the prospectus.
    Centres-Delhi/Kolkata among others.

  345. aditi Says:

    i am a final year student of economics interested in doing MSc. in QE from ISI..is there any negative marking for the objective type questions ?
    thanks in advance

  346. Crow Says:

    Sunit n Others,
    HCU MA Econ entrance is on June 4th. Intake-50.Appl form is downloadable.Previous Year Q.Papaers..Don’t know !…Contact the Admn Office at HCU.

  347. Crow Says:

    ISI -ve marking:
    Ask here(D-School MA Econ Aspirants Community-ISI Topicis there in the forum) – http://www.orkut.com/Community.aspx?cmm=27429299

  348. Crow Says:

    MS in QE or MSQE(like in USA)and not MSc QE.Though there is no difference other than the nomenclature.

  349. Manu Says:

    hi all,

    I am a graduate in engineering (mech), am i eligible for ma/msc economics in UOH. If no, please tell if I can apply to any other college DSE, MSE< Bombay University.
    Please do reply.

  350. somali Says:

    when r d mse exams going to be out????? does anybody has idea abt wen is d exam????

  351. Crow Says:

    Manu,Ur eligible for MA/MSc Economics course of all Univs/Institutes/Schools including UoH,DSE,ISI,MSE etc.
    Bombay Univ–check their site.

  352. lipi Says:

    Wonderful effort!!

    M also a DSE aspirant…it means a lot to me.

    I wish all MA Economics aspirants great luck.

  353. ankita Says:

    did ne one of u recev jnu acknolegmnt card by post??????????do reply!

  354. Swati Says:

    no.havnt received nything. r we supposed to get sumthin lik tat?

  355. Anamika Says:

    pls tell me the deadlines of the submission of MA eco course from various institute.

  356. Anamika Says:

    ofcourse i meant about the forms deadlines.plsssssss tell.

  357. Anamika Says:

    Pls tell me from where to practice Micro economics numericals.

  358. ankita Says:

    if u sent the form by post u shud recev acknolegment card ……….did u sent it by post???i didnot recev my ack card till date……….do reply!!!!!!!

  359. Swati Says:


    yea , i hav sent it by post nd havnt received ny acknwldgemnt card nd none of my frnds hav received ny acknwldgmnt card.

  360. somali Says:

    Plz tell that when will mse forms will be out. plz rply bcoz i have heard tht they are out but i m not finding anything on the website

  361. Niyati Says:

    Hi All,

    Am looking for prev year question papers for M.A. Eco, Pune Univ.
    Specifically i need the Econometrics one as it has been recently added to the curriculum and not readily available in the market.

  362. sunit Says:

    microecon numericals———-Varian’s Workbook is good.

  363. Anamika Says:

    Thanks sunit.

  364. Anamika Says:

    Hey Somali,i have the same problem.Pls somebody tell us, Is MSE form still available and if yes,from where?

  365. madhavi Says:

    hey guys jz passd 12th(phew!) lol!
    wanted to know whether presidency cal or xaviers mumbai i mean rakings of colleges offering an eco hons. apart from delhi colleges.

  366. swati Says:

    hey guys,

    mse forms will be available 4 dwnloadin frm 23rd april.here is the link – http://www.annauniv.edu/msc2008.

    GIPE forms r also out.u can dwnload it frm their site.

  367. harsha Says:

    when is the mse exam

  368. Kshitij Says:

    I am prepng for mAEco mainly for JNU and DSE. My favourite area of interest is Indian economy and JNU says it’s eco prg focusses on applications of theory in indian eco perspective. But there is a slight doubt i have about the biases of JNU and DSE faculty.

    Since Mr.Manmohan Singh is a ex prof of DSE, their library is named after a hardcore capitalist Ratan Tata, wouldnt DSE b teaching all free market tthings, like MS is the best prime minister ever, the criticisms of UPA’s economic policies r misplaced, overexxagerating the few good effects of NEP and stuff like that.

    On the other hand, JNU faculty members who write in Frontline magazine r regularly critising MS’s economic policies. And though all of the criticisms do sound logical there is tendency to depict LEft parties as “progressive” and put the blame solely on UPA.

    I believe DSE would be teaching capitalism and JNU communism.
    Am i correct??

  369. swati Says:


    MSE exam is on 25th may and the examination centre is chennai only.

  370. Crow Says:

    lol….maan gaye yaar aapko !!!…U did an interesting analysis[:)]
    Ur reasoning on JNU’s communist tilt is correct. Profs like CP(dead against LPG) & P.Patnaik (Handpicked by Kerala’s Communist Govt to head the State’s Planning Commn)proves this.
    And interestingly our PM was also the VC of JNU as well as an ex-Prof. (only for a yr or two) of DSE.

  371. Kshitij Says:

    is there any bk for practising numericals in macroeco??

  372. L Kumar Says:

    Hi there

    I am looking for best colleges outside delhi for my daughter who wants to pursue eco honours.can anyone help.


  373. Crow Says:


    IIT M (Integrated 5 Yrs)
    Presidency College/St. Xaviers-Calcutta University.(BSc Econ)

  374. Anamika Says:

    hey guys!!!
    how was IGIDR entrance test???I think english and reasoning was pretty good. Maths was as expected 12th standard mathematics.I have no idea what is and have been the cut offs like.Anything to say???

  375. Anuj Says:

    hey!! how many attempts??

  376. chetana Says:

    i found maths a bit complex. inspite of being 12th std topics, the quetions were a bit unexpected types.not hoping to clear. all the best to other test takers!!

  377. yashkant Says:


    everybody has concentrated on dse- option b.
    i am a non commerce background student.
    so please send me details regarding option -B , like previous papers.

  378. Aditya Says:

    how much was yours? I attempted about 65 / 80 in english + analytical
    42-45/ 50 in maths.

  379. Aditya Says:

    i found english a bit tough though, the analogy questions.

  380. Anuj Says:

    ya english analogy ques as well as fill in the blanks were tough coz the options were too close….i attempted 57 in eng+LR and 42 in maths…hey any idea wen they declare the results??

  381. Anamika Says:

    Hey Aditya,i think u did a good amount of questions…chances are good…:)
    Well my attempts were hardly 90 questions in all.Lets see!!!

  382. puia Says:

    L Kumar,

    Like IIT Madras, University of Hyderabad also has an integrated programme in Economics.

  383. jotin Says:

    can ny one tell wat is d pattern 4 hyd univ M.A Economics entrance..?????

  384. Manu Says:

    Hi, Please tell me when DSE forms will be out or if they are already out please give the details.

  385. Anchita Says:


    Can u plz tell me if M.A. in Eco is possible thru distance learning? I am a B.Com graduate…


  386. Kshitij Says:


    Ignou is the best for dist learning.

    though u need to b really good at econ and maths to study the ma level books at home.

  387. sharath Says:

    I am pursuing b.com degree,. can i kno the scope of M.A Economics -which university s good and its Job oppurtunities in India or Abroad

  388. somali Says:

    Dse forms will be out frm 19th may.

    Does anybody has an idea when will igidr result will be out???????

    I have got to knw tht nse exam is in chennai only and i stay in delhi so is it worth going there to give the paper. I mean is the college very gud??????????? Plz advice as the last date is 10th may……

  389. Kshitij Says:


    The above link contains list of univ having specialised courses in eco.

    like M.com(applied Eco) Lcknow Univ

  390. Anchita Says:

    Hi Kshitij,

    Thanks a ton for ur reply…
    Actually, I am a little confused as to which course to choose…
    I wanna do something thru correspondence in Finance…Do u have any idea which wil the best one be?

  391. amrita Says:

    cud ne1 pls advice as to wat buk shud b referd 4 math n stat of jnu?
    altho theres v less math in d entrance..focus on macro-micro applications rite???
    n ya apart 4m jnu,dse,igidr,hyd univ…wich other univ r gud? is essay expected in jnu dis yr? wasnt dere last yr?

  392. annie Says:

    any comment on paper in general ?

    How would you rate the Eco paper for MSQE as ?
    Any idea about cutoff ? minimum marks required in Math section ?
    seems like i screwed up eco section a bit :(

  393. annie Says:

    ne comments on ISI(MSQE) 2008 paper ?
    How would you rate it’s eco ?
    what abt math.. what is the expected cutoff ?

  394. Kshitij Says:


    IGNOU is the best dist univ. also try symbiosis or amity.

    dont go for icfai (visit http://www.answers.com/icfai).

  395. Aditya Says:

    hey Annie, how much did you solve? I think eco was a bit tough. Maths was pretty okay I believe.

  396. kavleen chatwal Says:

    i hv given my ba in economics this year n m waitin for my result!!!
    i m givin jnu,dse entrance
    could sum1 please help me wid d names f sum books wich wud b of sum help 2 me?

  397. vardhankoshal Says:

    Hi Annie,

    i gave the ISI paper on 4th. I am an engineering grad and hense Maths was quite easy for me. I am sure that I will score btw 105 to 110 in Maths. But am screwed in eco….woll not be able to score more than 50..[:(].. anyways…what about u??

  398. Aditya Says:

    yeah, even i am an engineering grad so maths was quite easy. eco wasn’t all that great for me either. i have attempted 6 questions and almost solved everything but don’t think i will get more than 90 or so. I don’t know how good / bad this is though.

  399. Aditya Says:

    hey vardhankoshal,
    did you take igidr too? how was it? (in case you took it)

  400. vardhan Says:


    I cudnt apply in IGIDR, coz my degree is of 62%, which is termed as 2nd division in our university. And you have a solid chance of being called. I doubt that at my answers in eco, they might even laugh at it…..anyways, what about ur prep for others…..u amy contact me on vardhankoshal@gmail.com and in orkut as well. http://www.orkut.com/Profile.aspx?uid=554714049671427434 or at http://www.vardhankoshal.wordpress.com

  401. Venkat Says:

    Hi i am venkat. i am an engnr preparin 4 DSE this yr. i have some dounts regardin the preparation.foll r the books i refer. idecided to study economics instead of takin option B.

    maths- many books. feelin quite easy.

    i went thru the past DSE question paper above and got dejected. can anyone suggest me in which book to get those problems for practice?
    i could find only few questions lik these in varian.
    my confidence has gone down due to such problems even i can get hold of some concepts. please guide me on how to go on from now for micro and macro.

  402. Aishwarya Says:


    i am unable to get info about the entrance exam dates for MA (DU) are the application out?

  403. donna reen Says:

    just logged in for a friend who is appearing for the DSE entrance and I was amazed at the help you give.

    really good work

  404. Kshitij Says:


    If u read evry bit of varian n fisher u will be able to solve most ques.

    I m a b.sc student givin optionA dse n jnu. mail me at:: ksh_m007@yahoo.co.in.

  405. Aishwarya Says:

    hey donna are the DU MA applications out?

  406. Amit Maurya Says:

    can anyone tell from where to get optionB past papers with solution, prime education gives paper only????

  407. Aditya Says:

    we are supposed to solve and share :P

  408. Venkat Says:

    Thanks kshitij! i am workin on it. how was JNU. It was quite easy. I think M.A @ DSE is better than JNU. wat do you all think?
    I think placements are good @ DSE than JNU. i have heard ppl sayin JNU lays emphasis on research while DSE doesnt.pls give your views. any one knows the salary packages at DSE or JNU??

    you cn mail me at obla_venkatesh@yahoo.com

  409. amrita saha Says:

    hi venkat

    i also tuk jnu..sss n sis both…i bet sss cutoffs r gonna b xtremely high..hw ws wrld eco?

  410. Kshitij Says:


    Had a decent paper, entrances r unpredictable anyways.

    For JNU or DSE, read comments 368 n 370.

  411. Aditya Says:


    Yeah, even I have heard the same about JNU. And given that the communists have produced legendary leaders and republics ;) in the past studying at a commi institute can’t be an option even in death for me. So didn’t appear for JNU. Preparing for D School. Any idea how the D School cutoffs are like?

  412. Kshitij Says:


    Its tough to choose btwn capialists(DSE) n communists(JNU).

    DSE has 150 seats, 50 were reserved earlier, now thanks to Arjun Singh, almost half wd reserved.


  413. Kshitij Says:


    Its tough to choose btwn capialists(DSE) n communists(JNU).

    DSE has 150 seats, 50 were reserved earlier, now thanks to Arjun Singh, almost half wd reserved.

    1.yr 2006, q 31,32,33.
    2.yr 2007, q 31,32.

  414. Aditya Says:

    are you sure about that reservation? because no OBC quota for post grads i think

  415. Crow Says:

    1.yr 2006, q 31,32,33.-see this http://www.economicsentrance.com….solved 2006 dse paper
    2.yr 2007, q 31,32.———http://www.orkut.com/CommMsgs.aspx?cmm=27429299&tid=2586447232979251697&na=3&nst=31&nid=27429299-2586447232979251697-2589486605261243349

  416. Kshitij Says:

    There is reservation in IIM n IIT, so DSE wont b left out, wd it.

    anyways we still have to give the exam,

    just think as if dse had only 75 seats.

    Thanks crow..

  417. Sunit Says:

    DSE 2008—Questions on Reasoning and Quantitative ability may also be asked.
    DSE Department of Econ. ranked highest in India !!!

    See the 2008 Handbook.

  418. Sunit Says:


  419. Amit Maurya Says:

    does anybody know how much we need to score in MA Economics DSE to get selected? Any rough idea ???????

  420. Sunit Says:

    Cut off Official-40
    Depending upon the performance of candidates in the entrance they scale it up/down.(This what i heard thru grapevine from current DSE students and an ex-Prof of DSE in Delhi.)

    As DSE 2007 entrance was a bit tougher…I HEARD THRU GRAPEVINE….that the cut off was lowered to 35 or 38…

    So to get selected …it depends on how your fellow aspirants perform in the test.
    The best bet would be to see that we atleast score 40-50(high chances of getting selected) or 50-60(very high chances)or above 60 [in this case :-)]

  421. Sunit Says:


  422. aa Says:

    hey alex… i just finished my maths hons(b.a) 2nd year n want to pursue ma in eco from dse… when should i start preparing for the test? and can u suggest any coaching centre?

  423. anon Says:

    hey alex, was wondering if there was a link to an MSE past yr paper somewhere here…need it for a friend, thanks a ton.

  424. Crow Says:

    Don rely on that piece of info…You can find a majority of people scoring (at present in delhi school)50/60+…so unless one scores 50+ it is very hard to make it to DSE. I would recommend that students out here who are aspiring for D-School must make sure that they score 65/70+ . You will be competing wit BA(Hons) Economics and BSc(Hons)Econ students of Delhi/Calcutta Univ. and also with a lot of guys from Engineering/Physics Hons/Maths Hons/BCom Hons background too.

  425. Alex M Thomas Says:


    I do not think that MSE entrance question papers of previous years are available.


    After all, the aim should be to score the maximum. (Though that was not my aim when I wrote the DSE entrance test) :P

  426. anon Says:

    k…i remembered seeing one somewhere but didn’t bother to save it!

    thanks anyway…

    Btw, the DSE cut offs were around 63/100 last year.

  427. Alex M Thomas Says:


    I think this is what you saw.

    Ohh. Pretty high for that paper. I barely managed to solve problems worth 40 marks. Thanks for the information.

  428. kavleen chatwal Says:

    can u please about the books 2 refer for dse?

  429. Alex M Thomas Says:


    The usual books are

    Intermediate Microeconomics- Hal Varian
    Macroeconomics- Dornbusch and Fischer
    Stats-any good book on probability will do (RD Sharma-12th standard mathematics textbook)
    Math- AC Chiang-Fundamental Methods of Mathematical Economics

    There are other ‘good’ books as well. Go through the previous comments to find out about them.

  430. Sunit Says:

    I will keep that in mind.

    Apart from what Alex mentioned this particular book i found to be very useful :-

    Analytical Macroeconomics[from Alfred Marshall to John Nash]
    Analytical Microeconomics[from Keynes to Mankiw]
    _______________Both by SAMPAT MUKHERJEE
    _______________Publisher : New Central Book Agency
    Price Macro-Rs285 and Micro Rs350

    The micro book follows the approach adopted by Varian and Macro that of Mankiw. Both books are heavily math oriented. Contains lots of problems and their solutions as well. Though there are few minor printing mistakes. DSE/ISI aspirants would find this book handy.

    The author is a Reader in Econ of SXC,Kolkata and holds MSc(LSE) and bcoz of this background the concepts in his book are dealt in an analytical fashion. The book is mainly intended for BSc Economics grads and Postgrad students of Econ.

  431. vasudha Says:

    hii Alex
    I am vasudha here…rite now doin my eleventh i have opted for pcm wth eco….and im lookig forward to pursue a B.A in eco…..but m actually confused abt the best university.in india or abroad..acorrdin to my search..the best universities oferin b.a n eco are lse,harvard,mit,princeton.but i couldnot find dse,jnu in the list anywhere….so which are actually better…and as i have two years to prepare for any ting. i wana utilise them in the best possible ….plz advise on the same and even inform me which kind of coachin do i need to take and books to be referred for seekin admision in the best.

  432. Crow Says:

    [but i couldnot find dse,jnu in the list anywhere]
    DSE/JNU/ISI do not offer a UG course in Econ.

    [and im lookig forward to pursue a "B.A" in eco]
    Go for “BSc” Economics/MSc(Integrated) Economics course instead.

    [confused abt the best university.in india or abroad]

    India – IIT(Offers MSc Integrated-5yrs)/Calcutta Univ(offers BSc(Hons.)Econ 3 years)/Delhi Univ.(offers BA(Hons.)Econ 3 years)…Hons.(Honors) means a degree higher than a normal Bachelor’s dgree but below a Postgraduate degree,in case if u din knew this.

    Abroad – Harvard, MIT and Univ of Chicago.

  433. Crow Says:

    [..and as i have two years to prepare for... i wana utilise them in the best possible ....for seekin admision in the best]

    The year i finished my XIIth, there were only 3(Yes,just three) students who secured cent per cent marks(100) in Economics in the whole of India in the CBSE Board exams at the national level.I blissfully attained 89/100 :) in Economics.
    Such students are honoured with a MERIT CERTIFICATE by the Board. Such certificates carry a lot of wieghtage in the admission process of Western Universities.
    So try to maximize your scores. Be the BEST in the whole lot. Work Hard,Read a lot,Play a lot,amidst all these never ever loose the direction…this is the key.
    One fine morning..come to this blog and tell all of us..”Yes. I have finally made it to the Hallowed Portals of Harvard !!!!! “.

    Well,that was my dream left unfulfilled.

  434. Crow Says:

    Vasudha>> See that u get the topmost rank in ur XIIth Board exams.

  435. Pankaj jain Says:

    please if ne body reading this knows the place or address where this coaching institute is situated,, please put it on this website………………please

  436. SG Says:

    hi everybody

    i have just taken my second year B.A.(Hons.) economics exams from delhi university.they were quite tough especially the microeconomics paper.difficult numericals from varian workbook were asked.based on these papers i would say that the dse2009 paper is going to be a tough nut to crack so prepare more and let no complacency settle.

    1. i would like to know more about the coaching available for such entrances.
    2.further apart from the textbooks suggested which magazines or dailies one must read to build a general knowledge about economics?
    3.is there any forum where we can ask economics related doubts?
    4.how many have solved the varian workbook? cause i have just started doing it and need some help
    5.we have been doing s.c.gupta for statistics in first year.how good is nagar and das?do i have to do schaum series too?
    6.how do i prepare for the essay section of jnu entrance paper?
    7.and from where can i get the past year JNU,DSE papers?

    i would be happy if someone can address the above queries.

  437. SG Says:


    since am not exceptional in mathematics i would like to focuss more on JNU and crack it.so plz do tell me more about JNU entrance and give me tips on how to go about it…

  438. Crow Says:

    1. i would like to know more about the coaching available for such entrances.
    >>>Prof Naresh,Keshavpuram,North Delhi…..Prime Education,Lajpat Nagar,South Delhi….www.economicsentrance.com

    2.further apart from the textbooks suggested which magazines or dailies one must read to build a general knowledge about economics?
    >>> Economic&Political Weekly(EPW) and Economic Times would suffice at this stage.

    3.is there any forum where we can ask economics related doubts?
    >>> http://www.orkut.com/Community.aspx?cmm=27429299 and http://www.economicsentrance.com

    7.and from where can i get the past year JNU,DSE papers?
    >>> Go to JNU Library and DSE photostat shop(located inside the dse campus).

  439. Manu Says:

    Hii .. I want to apply for MA Eco course frm DSE. Please help me out zo as to how to apply? We have to only register online and send its print out to DSE or we have to apply online as well as take out the pdf application form , fill it and send it to DSE (in addition to the online registration) ..Plz help me out…

  440. Crow Says:

    Arey Manu yaar !! itni choti-moti cheez ke liye aap DSE office mein phone karke poochiye na.
    Acc to me, download the pdf form…fill up the application and send it to dse(attested copies of few certificates are also to be attached i guess)In addition register online…u’ll get a roll no(ie sr. no.) and download that “Admission Ticket” too.But this Admn Ticket need not be sent to dse.Keep that admn ticket wit u(that serves as the AdmitCard for ur entrance exam. Now ring up dse office

  441. Manu Says:

    Thanks crow… U going fr dse?

  442. Crow Says:

    FOR THE ASPIRING ECONOMISTS [See the Greg Mankiw's Blog under "Economics Blogs" on the top rt side]





  443. Crow Says:

    Aspiring Economists

    Read the GREG MANKIW’s [Harvard Prof] blog. See the top right side under the heading “Economics Blogs”

  444. vardhankoshal Says:

    Hey Crow, u seems to be a similar minded chap. Plz gimmi ur contact mail id or orkut profile add. Wish to exchange a thought or two…

  445. vardhankoshal Says:

    mine is vardhankoshal@gmail.com

  446. HARSHA Says:


  447. Sita Says:

    I will be writing the entrance exam for University of hyderabad next week. Can you please tell me abt the pattern of the entrance exam. Do they have descriptive answers?I am absolutely clueless. Please do guide me with that asap.

  448. Sunit Says:

    Sita…. see this thread

  449. Sunit Says:

    Harsha..some of us pass thru this dilemma-”what next?”
    Time is ripe for a deep introspection on your part.
    As far as my knowledge goes an MA Econ. degree will equip to seek a career in :-

    2.Corporate Sector.
    4.International Organisations.

    This write-up may be interesting to u http://vardhankoshal.wordpress.com/

  450. Sunit Says:

    see this > http://www.beaneconomist.com

  451. Anshul Jain Says:

    I am B.Tech Final year student n want to do M.A in economics.
    Can I Do?
    which schools are better. in India and abroad. what do i need now like projects or publications?

  452. Aditya Says:

    any idea anyone about when can we expect IGIDR results?

  453. swati Says:

    hey ,does nyone have ny idea abt wat kind of g.k. and maths questions can be asked in uoh entrnce?
    which book shuld be referred for maths?
    sydsaeter will be fine, i guess.

  454. swati Says:

    srry..hav to ask one more thing..
    is there ny previous yr question papr for uoh available ? ny idea?

  455. Sunit Says:

    HCU PREV YEARS QSTNS(2003-2007) :-

  456. Aditya Says:

    ISI results out, anybody with a call? any idea what stuff do they ask in interviews?

  457. Sweeti Says:


    Anyone has any idea about M.A Economics entrance exam for mumbai uni?

  458. Arijit Says:

    Got ISI (Calcutta) call- I know there are 6-10 people on the board and they ask you highly technical questions and sometimes ask you to do stuff on the board… but what exactly these questions are I have no idea

  459. pankaj kumar gupta Says:

    hi guys i am pankaj ,i want to some previous question papers of jmi (m.a.economics)and hyderabad cenyral university(m.a.economics)

  460. Ishani Says:

    hi alex!! wonderful work.. really commendable!!
    i am currently pursuing B.A Eco(H)in Jadavpur University(JU) in kolkata.. i wish to appear for M.A Eco entrance exams,… i would b grateful if anyone can leave behind some info they have about such coaching classes in kolkata..
    which one do u think is better? JNU eco(SSS) or JNU (SIS). i wish 2 b in the corporate world and pursue my MBA sumtime later..also..alex, wat d you think about economic journalism? any idea?

  461. sid Says:

    can u tell me more about JNU & DU entrance exams ..
    kindly tell me how 2 get question papers & which books 2 study.

  462. Aditi Says:

    does any1 has ne idea when wud the igidr results be declared????

  463. somali Says:

    Igidr results will come in second week of june.

  464. Crow Says:

    Sid bhai,
    Scroll up and see some previous posts.

  465. kavleen chatwal Says:

    thanx sunit!!!!!! alex i m solving the past 5 year papers provided by dse but i am facing difficulties in solving them!!!!!!!!wat do i do????????

  466. Alex M Thomas Says:


    I have started a new page on this blog which is only to discuss problems.

    There is an orkut community which will be of help as well.

  467. ankitarouth Says:


  468. kavleen chatwal Says:

    thnx alex how should i study for maths for dse entrance?

  469. kavleen chatwal Says:

    is there any1 who is solvin dse 10 years????????

  470. kavleen chatwal Says:

    alex should i do all the chapters of hal r varian or sum specific ones?

  471. kavleen chatwal Says:

    alex do u have any idea about the cut off of jnu ma econmics course?

  472. Alex M Thomas Says:


    I suggest that you do all the chapters in Varian, otherwise it might not pay off. Regarding the JNU cut off, I have no clue.

    Regarding math, make sure that you know all the math required to solve nay ‘economics’ problem that comes your way. Apart from applied math, I don’t know what ‘pure math’ one has to study.

  473. harshika Says:

    hi,do anyone of u have any idea abt MSc.Economic History course at LSE.

  474. parasuram Says:

    hey do we have to register with other colls of DU before the DSE entrance results or after it ??

    and is there anyone here giving option B?

  475. anon Says:

    @parasuram: after you clear it..

  476. toto Says:

    hi man
    nice site
    wat all do i need to prepare for GIPE entrance

  477. Alex M Thomas Says:


    This link should help you.

  478. Parasuram Says:

    well it does sound difficult …. but i just finished my engg few days back from MU and hardly have a few days to prepare … am not left with much of a choice, am i??

  479. Aditya Says:

    Any idea about the IGIDR results?
    I wonder why it takes a month and a half to check 1500 multiple-choice machine gradable answer sheets for IGIDR!

  480. Reena Says:

    hi alex

    i am reena doing Eco.(Honours) have just giving final years exam and last year I was unwell and could not perform as expected and might not be able to fulfil the criteria of 50% requirted for most of the entrance exams (MBA & MA) May sugest alternative career options.


  481. Alex M Thomas Says:


    The IGIDR results are out. Here they are.

  482. Aditya Says:

    hey Alex,

    Thanks a lot. :)
    And luckily enough, I feature there. Any idea about the interview?

  483. Manu Says:

    Hi all,

    I am from mechanical engg. background. Please tell me what questions will be asked from mr in the IGIDR interview…..
    if they will be technical i.e. about the mechanical subjects or they will be related to engineering mathematics….
    please reply….


  484. Gaurav Says:

    hey all,

    i have a call from igidr for Msc (Eco)..
    anybody with any info regardin the interview plz reply..

  485. Shadan Says:

    If anybody has any clue about what dey ask in MSc economics IGIDR interview plzzzz help us….
    Will be very grateful.

  486. sampath Says:

    hi alex,

    plz help me my telling about d pattern of entrance of hyderabad central university… i’ll b very grateful

  487. kavleen chatwal Says:

    hi!!!!!!! alex do u have any idea as 2 wen wil jnu results b declared?

  488. shiuli Says:

    hi ALEX,dis is shiuli…
    i appeared for M.A ECONOMICS(CREDIT BASED)ENTRANCE EXAM..mumbai university,can anyone tell me howz dat?

  489. shiuli Says:

    Please tell me will there be same exam for DSE AND DU???? or are v suppose to appear for it separately?????

  490. pushkar Says:

    hi everyone! the name is pushkar and i am from pune.i had made it to gokhale last year but i dropped the idea coz i have a few doubts it would be of great help if any of can answer them

    firstly how far back does the placement history go?

    why havent the 07-08 placement details been reported on the website yet?

    wht kind of job profiles & salary packages offered?

    wht academic benefits are trickled down to the students from the research work conducted on the pretext of the presence of rbi chair professor of money and finance?

    in reality how knowledge intensive is the teaching in financial economics and macro?

    lastly how difficult would it be for a b.com graduate with no maths at grads or +2 level to survive?

    Disclosure:the info seeker is currently studying for chartered accountancy course and is half way through it but his intellectual inclination is towards economics! so guys plz help and respond

  491. Alex M Thomas Says:


    I can only answer the last question of yours. You can survive easily, provided you learn the basic mathematics that is needed.

  492. shiuli Says:


  493. shiuli Says:

    seats are very less in gipe around 30-40,after reservation it will be very less…
    is ther any chance fr any OMS like “me” to qualify?any “negative marking”????

  494. kavleen chatwal Says:

    any one giving jamia entrance?

  495. somali Says:

    ya last year paper was vry simple but they asked a lot of economics gk but the economics part was pretty simple

  496. kavleen chatwal Says:

    alex can u please give me information about the sets part which comes in dse entrance???

  497. kavleen chatwal Says:

    any 1 gave jamia entrance???????

  498. Aparajita Niyogi Says:

    Hi! I am aparajita.I am studying B.Sc.Eco.with Stats and Maths in Xavier’s ,kolkata.

    I wish to pursue M.A.Economics from DSE/JNU/ISI or IGIDR.

    Can any 1 pls.recommend reputed entrance exam.coaching centre(s)in Kokata.

  499. Arijit Says:

    You study at Xaviers! That should be quiet enough! Anyways… In 3rd Year RN sir organizes a crash course for competitive exams- I have not taken that and the receptions I got from my friends were quite mixed.. but nonetheless it is the one most people attend to. Although I am not sure about the future of this crash course as I heard rumours it was taking a toll on Sir’s body and mind badly.

  500. harshika Says:

    hw was the DSE exam

  501. Manu Says:

    Acc to me the exam ws very tough..Mine was not good. .hw ws urs?

  502. karishma Says:

    hey…i jus wanna know how many and what sections are there in the dse entrance. and what is the course outline. please reply. thnx

  503. Sukriti Says:

    Hey..I am pursuing my BA Economics(Hons.) from DU…I want to know if there are any good coaching institutes in Delhi which could help me clear the entrance in DSE?? Plz plz plz reply somebody!!

  504. kavleen chatwal Says:

    naresh sir is the best!!!!!!

  505. xyz Says:

    hi sukriti..believe me its ur hardwrk nd self o grp studies whch bring rslts. no coaching institute wil teach u anythng new. its very diff frm mba entrance coaching where u require institutes.i wuld suggest u strt prepaing urself nd in d end u can go 4 crash course..give a look at 10 yrs

  506. shaily Says:

    hi alex..
    m preparing 4 m.a(eco) entrance..
    could u plz tell me 4m whr wud i get solutions of last yr ppr..
    n plz avail 2008 dse ppr also in ur blog..
    actually i need jnu pprs also..
    plz mail me if its possible 4 u..
    my id is- shaily_019@yahoo.co.in

  507. Sukriti Says:

    I joined Naresh Sir…I found him pathetic!!

  508. Sukriti Says:

    Thanx ‘XYZ’ ..that was really inspiring on your part.

  509. shiuli Says:

    hi there dis is shiuli…i cleared M.A(CREDIT BASED COURSE)-MUMBAI UNIVERSITY…!!!!!!!!!
    so…..howz dat? hey guys anybody here knows about the “placements” of “mumbai university”…..any placement happened till date? i m bit worried …shud i join it or not? help me n suggest me guys….

  510. Amrita Says:

    hey Alex
    I have cleared jamia..Could u please tell me would jamia be a bettr option than hyderabad univ?…hyderabad univ gvs till 12th to take admssn…n jamia wont gv results for interview till around 21st..n den agn jnu isnt out as yet.

  511. Durgesh Says:

    Hi Amrita,

    It is better you go for Hyd univ. recently Hyd univ has received great funds to encourage research. they are even planning to give laptops to the MA. (you can confirm by ur sources). Last year placement were good. any way you can take a chance of investing some money in Hyd univ for addmission becoz the amount is very less then wait for jamia process. u will buy some time to decide.

  512. Sanjay Says:

    Hi Alex
    I have cleared both HYD UNIV. and Madras School of Economics.Which one is better in terms of placement?

  513. trishna Says:

    you can solve ur micro numericals from joshi and aggarwal, modern economics,

  514. aditi Says:

    hi alex

    i have cleared both delhi school of economics & isi-delhi.which institute is better in terms of placements?

  515. Aparajita Niyogi Says:

    Hi Arijit,

    Thanx.for ur advice. I will chk.on R.N. Sir’s classes.

    Cud.u plz. rcmd.good MCQ books for cracking ISI-K/DSE/JNU/IGIDR entrance exams.

    How is the book on micreconomics problems by Prof. Kalyanjit Roychoudhry.

  516. kavleen chatwal Says:

    i didnt joined him i just knw bout him!
    my friends hv joined dey say he is good!!!!!

  517. shiuli Says:

    hi alex….
    dis is shiuli…i have cleared M.A economics (CREDIT BASED COURSE)-MUMBAI UNIVERSITY exam!!!!!!!!!
    so…..howz dat? hey guys anybody here knows about the “placements” of “mumbai university”…..any placement happened till date? i m bit worried …shud i join it or not? help me n suggest me guys….

    plz temme it will b of gr88 help….

  518. deepti Says:

    hi alex
    i m deepti.i hv cmpleted eco hons dis yr..i wnt to improve my concepts of maths n ststs..which books shld i refer to?dis yr dere were alot of questns on math n stats in dse..so i want to work up on dat..plz hlp me out….

  519. kavleen chatwal Says:

    hi alex
    i have done economics hons dis year…
    i want 2 improve my concepts f maths,stats,micro n macro!!!!!!!!
    can u plz tell me d books i shud refer!!!!!
    thank u!!!!!!!!!!!

  520. kavleen chatwal Says:

    can any1 guide me bout sum coaching institute fr ma in economics????????????
    please i need help!!!!!!!!!
    thank u!!!!!!

  521. shiuli Says:

    hi alex….u there…..
    dis is shiuli…i have cleared M.A economics (CREDIT BASED COURSE)-MUMBAI UNIVERSITY exam!!!!!!!!!
    so…..howz dat? hey guys anybody here knows about the “placements” of “mumbai university”…..any placement happened till date? i m bit worried …shud i join it or not? help me n suggest me guys….

    plz temme it will b of gr88 help….

  522. shiuli Says:

    plz reply friends………..

  523. aditi Says:

    Hi Alex,

    Got through both DSE and IGIDR….ya talk about luck!!!! :)…… and i’m awfully confused where to go… could someone please show me the light????

  524. aa Says:

    hey aditi.. when did u start studying for dse? and what books did u refer to? did u join any coaching?

  525. Alex M Thomas Says:


    I suggest that you opt for DSE. IGIDR, I have heard specializes mainly in finance but in DSE you have more options. Also, being in Delhi the academic atmosphere will be better.

  526. kavleen chatwal Says:

    hi alex
    can u please tell me d books i shud refer?

  527. Aparajita Niyogi Says:

    Hi Alex,

    Iam studying B.Sc(Eco) with Stats.and Maths. in St.Xavier’s College ,Kolkata.

    I intend to get into Economics in the post-graduate level preferably from DSE.My other choices of institutes is ISI or IGIDR.

    Can u pls. advise how I should prepare to crack the entrance exams. Perhaps there is no coaching centres for entrance exams. in Kolkata.

  528. sumit Says:

    for dse:go thoroughly through your UG micro,macro&mathematical economics plus statistics.
    for isi:+2 level maths,stats,micro and macro
    for igidr:english,logic&+2 level maths&stats
    wish you all the best.

  529. sumit Says:

    Microeconomics:Hal R.Varian
    Mathematical Economics:Sydester,Alpha C.Chiang
    Statistics:SC Gupta-VK Kapoor

  530. Aparajita Niyogi Says:

    Hi Sumit,

    Thanx for ur advice.

    Entrance exams.for DSE/ISI,i beleive,r in MCQ format.

    Do u recommend any book for solving MCQ problems.

  531. shaily Says:

    hi aditi..
    want 2 knw sumthn abt u..
    did u joined any inst 4 dse prep..??
    4m when exactly u started ur serious prep??
    actually m also prep 4 dis..ryt nw m in final yr..
    plz rpl asap..

  532. paro Says:

    I am currently doing my second year B.Sc.Statistics in Pune.
    I intend to do M.A. Economics after my B.Sc.
    I have to admit I am considering this option out of pure interest. I have not read many serious economics theory books. I am studying Samuelson and Nordhaus and I love it. I have two years to decide and prepare for the entrances. Can you guide me please? I am more interested in DSE and GIPE (as it is in Pune) Are students having a degree in economics preferred to other students? What level mathematics are we talking about?
    Thanks a lot!

  533. kavleen chatwal Says:

    thanks sumit

  534. kavleen chatwal Says:

    hi sumit!!
    i face a lot of problems in micro aaplications,wich books can i refer for dat?

  535. sumit Says:

    hi kavleen
    try varian’s workbook.
    also there’s one more book by pindyk&rubenfield which is good.
    trust me varian’s book would suffice for prep.

  536. sumit Says:

    you don’t need doing anything spl if ur good @econ&maths….stats if ur going for DSE.
    dont go for sub-standard material.
    basic textbooks are sufficient.
    one thing more.if ur preparing for IGIDR,you need to be good @ logic.try solving puzzles&DI problems

  537. sumit Says:

    mail me your queries to sunnyparashar@gmail.com

  538. kavleen chatwal Says:

    thanks sumit!!!!

  539. kirti Says:

    HI Alex,
    can u tell me some links where i could get questions related to exchange, welfare. I am done with ten years of dskl. i need some more questions. pls help me out

  540. sarmishta Says:

    cud anyone plzzzz tell me about jamia’s m.a. econimics, its syllabus and wethr it has a good working placement cell.

  541. sumit Says:

    hi kirti:
    goto MIT OCW(open course ware).
    download the whole economics course.it is excellent.

  542. raj Says:

    Hi ALEX,
    could u plz tell me, which institute is gud to do P.hD in economics.
    i am in a delemma, as i got admission at DSE and IIT-kanpur…..guide me wh one i should join and why?

  543. kirti Says:

    hi sumit,
    the MIT OCW site for onl9 material is not accessible.can u tell me any particular link so that i cud download the necessary material

  544. sumit Says:

    it is accessible yaar.
    just download it.
    if it doesn’t work,then try following links:

  545. sumit Says:

    download the material from the following link too:

  546. sarmishta Says:

    cud anyone plzzzz tell me about jamia, wethr it has a good working placement cell for ma eco.

  547. MC Says:

    hi sarmishta,
    jmi placement cell is not good 4 economics if u r thinkin dat doin ma 4m jmi vil land u in corporate world den u r rong 1 of my teacher is 4m jmi she told me join jmi if u want 2 be in teaching line aftrwards

  548. mansi Says:

    hey guys i m mansi i took all d major ma in eco enterance exams this yr bt didnt get thru…….i m veri disheartened n demotivated i prepared with all my best efforts ….i have decided to reappear once again but very confused abt HOW TO START ALL OVER AGAIN??? guys pls help

  549. sumit Says:

    commiserations for you.
    assess your prep.
    the books you read,the topics you did well.
    feel happy about it.
    then slowly move to the dark side and start working on it.
    remain cheerful.
    reapply for the all the reputed instis.
    im sure you’ll make it this time.

  550. mansi Says:

    heyy thanx sumit 4 ur reassuring words
    wat r u doing?????

  551. sumit Says:

    im in IGIDR.
    pursuing MSc here.
    you can mail me your queries to:sunnyparashar@gmail.com
    or sumitm@igidr.ac.in

  552. dipankar Says:

    hi..can anyone tell me how to apply for london school of economics for m.a. in economics i.e. what r the exams that i have to clear and what is the minimum requirement for getting admission in it???

  553. kavleen chatwal Says:

    hi mansi!!!!!!
    i m also sailing in the same boat!

  554. sarmishta Says:

    anybody from jamia doin ma. eco.????????????????

  555. mansi Says:

    hi kavleen so wat r u upto dese days
    how n when wil u strt ur prep once again?
    hav u joined ani coachings

  556. Prabakar Says:

    hi everyone
    This site is very useful for lots of people , n i must thank alex for his effort
    thank you buddy

    And i did my B.Sc mathematics frm Loyola,
    i hav a plan to appear for ISI , DSE ,JNU ,IGIDR .
    i heard tat ISI – MSQE paper is very tough , can any one plz tel me t reference books which can help me for t exam especially for ISI.
    Thank you in advance

  557. Prabakar Says:

    also can u plz tel me t exam pattern of DSE ????

  558. shikha Says:

    Alex pls let me know about distance learning ma economics from jnu

    Shikha mishra

  559. sumit Says:

    There is no distance learning MA in economics in JNU.
    DU offers such a course

  560. sumit Says:

    Errata:some DUwallahs told me there is no MA(correspondence)Economics in DU.

  561. Gautham Says:


    Can you tell me which is better…Doing an MA in Eco or an Msc in Eco taking into account placements after the course completion…Im cueerently doing BA in eco madras university…

  562. Gautham Says:


    There is no separate exam for getting into london school of economics…it all depends on your degree marks ,your SOP,co-curricular activities and your references..And you have to take a GRE test and score high in the quantitative section…

  563. saakshi jha Says:

    thax alex
    im in jbp so i wanted to know whther there is any coaching centre there. n is there any crash course

  564. saakshi jha Says:

    pls all u buddys help me out

  565. Alex M Thomas Says:


    More than the course you do, I think it is the name of the institute which matters more.


    Could you expand jbp?

  566. kavleen chatwal Says:

    hi mansi..
    yes i have joined coaching..

  567. kirti Says:

    HI sumit
    pls tell me frm whre i cud get ten yrs of Gokhale??

  568. saakshi jha Says:

    jbp stands for jabalpur

  569. saakshi jha Says:

    pls help ms out how to prepare for dse n jnu. how much hour a man should put in studies for competing this exam

  570. Alex M Thomas Says:


    I am not aware of any coaching centers in Jabalpur. In the top of this page, there are two websites mentioned — they are Delhi based coaching centers.

    The recommended textbooks for the entrance tests are mentioned in the DSE handbook; you will find them amidst the comments in this page as well. Focus on these textbooks and cover all the topics. Also, work out the previous entrance question papers. The more time you put it, the better will be your return.

  571. saakshi jha Says:

    thax alex for ur support

  572. Sumit Says:

    i don’t know whether GIPE makes its written test papers available.
    please forgive me for this ignorance.

  573. siddharth Says:

    how 2 prepare for MA economics entrance in JNU.
    plz recommend some books for preparation.

  574. saakshi jha Says:

    hallo alex

    i want ur help. pls tell how can one improve the concept. reading throguh good buks is that which improve concpet pls help me in this for i hve almost all good books but i doubt whether this is enough to clear tyhe concpet pls tell how shall i study that is help me in studying eco plsssssssss

  575. Sunit Says:

    Varian’s text is good for Micro.

  576. Sunit Says:

    @ Saakshi,
    The undermentioned blogger is frm Jabalpur.This yr he appeared for various entrance exams of MA Econ. He might be of some help to u.

  577. saakshi jha Says:

    thax sunit

  578. saakshi jha Says:

    thax sunit for all ur help n giving the website……..its really helpful……..can u give any more contact adderess of vardhan kosal

  579. angel Says:

    hello, alex I am eager to know how can I get online entrance paper of DSE?? I got DSE option A 2007….but I want more papers………..so kindly send me links or another related information………I know its very popular and common question ….but I m quite serious to appera in entrance of DSE

  580. angel Says:

    hii, alex please send me list of books for DSE entrance …

    I got some books name

    MICRO- hal and varian ( work book also),leazer and gould
    MACRO – dornbusch fisher, h.l ahuja
    STATS – nagar and DAs ( schaum series), other relevant books
    econometrics- A.c chiang,

  581. angel Says:

    but i want to know more books which should be key books for this entrance DSe ..actually I have no sufficient time ….so I want those books which are fully related to DSE question paper

  582. karthick raja Says:

    hey….m doin B.A.Economics right now….i wanna prepare for entrance exams of jnu,dse and mse….plz do guide me in all aspects…

  583. Anshu bharti Says:


  584. Anshu bharti Says:

    Hey…alex….please tell me……Microeconomics- D.salvatore, anna koutsyonnis, hal r varian……Macroeconomics- Edward shapiro and Dornbush and fischer…..are these book enough for any competitive examination for economics PG programmes????………..and by the way……why are you not online in this ???….are you ok ???…is everything alright????….Please dear reply..!!!!

  585. Alex M Thomas Says:


    You can purchase the previous years DSE question paper from the DSE photocopy shop. The books that you have are sufficient for DSE. More than the books, it is the concept that has to be clear. So work out more problems. There is no single book that caters to the DSE entrance as such.


    The comments in this page will give you some idea about the process of preparing. After you go through them, if you have nay specific queries, do post a comment.


    The books that you have mentioned are enough for PG entrances for Micro and Macro. Once you go deep into any book, you will get the concepts right. This is what is important.

  586. Ardith Says:

    heylo!!ppl out here…ive alwys liked dis blogpage…thnx alex a lot for dis,a forum of dis kind for MA aspirants is rare..and dis one is of quite gud help..not only ALEX..but many oders who post here…come up wid valuable suggestions…thnx to all u guyss..specially coz dis year id appeard for ISI,JNU,DSE,IGIDR..and cleared all of dem..(luckily!!!)..and im reaaly happy and humbled..so its like kinda payback time for me….now ill b only too happy to help ..:)so if nebody needs ne kinda help…im alwys dere alongside ALEX and d rest:)

  587. Ardith Says:

    oh&sorry but i forgot to state dat i opted for the MSQE course at ISI.

  588. Anand Says:

    For someone without a graduate degree in economics, what would be the ideal way to prepare for the dse exam? what books would you recommend? Please specify topic-wise. Also, from where to get practise papers? Please take time out and reply.

  589. Ardith Says:

    wad stream ru presently in?

  590. Vamsi Says:

    I’m a MBA (Finance) student of Christ University, Bangalore with immense interest in Economics, thanks for such a wonderful site.

  591. sumit Says:

    please go thoroughly throuogh the standard economics texts like Hal R varian(micro),Dornbusch,Fischer,Starz(macro),Maths(Alpha C.Chiang).
    This,by no means,is an exhaustive list of books but if you feel comfortable with these texts,i’m sure you can crack any MA(econ) entrance.

  592. Satchitananda Says:

    Hi Alex,

    I am an Electrical Engineer.I want to apply for DSE.I checked out almost all the posts in your blog.You have mentioned lots of books for preparation of DSE.But my problem being an outsider is that I do not know the topics I need to prepare from these books.A comprehensive and detailed outline of topics helps you in marking your performance.Can you chart out details of the topics which one needs to study?
    And also do I need to study topics related to India’s Economic History and Current Economy of India and world economic structure and Institutions.

  593. yash.. Says:

    hey i am an engg in pune… i wanted to ask how to prepare for ISI…

  594. Asher Says:

    Hi Alex,

    I have applied for Ma Economics part 1 as an external student pune university, Do you have any idea about the syllabus has there been any change and where can i get details for reference books subjects taken are – Theory of price, Public finance, agriculture economics and Indian economy. It would be great if you can help is out with the details as I’m completely lost and don’t know whom to contact.

  595. prabakar Says:

    hi alex
    do u know any one studied or studied in MSE ,
    or Is there any one from MSE here

    plz reply

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  597. prabakar Says:

    hi every one
    I am an MBA aspirant , but got interested in Economics .
    so can any one tel me the difference between MBA n M.A.economics field ,
    with respect to growth and careers

  598. ecoholic Says:

    hii prabakar

    there is a huge differnence between MBA and ECONOMICS, by pursuing MA .economics from good insitute ,u can work as an economic researcher with firms like ncaer , CMIE, CII ,world bank , imf. moreover if u have interest in research you can also pursue your phd in future.

  599. anshu bharti Says:

    Hello…Alex!!!….I want to appear in IGIDR entrance in next year…….i want to know, how many Questions they ask??…..and what are the ratio of answer(in english and maths) for selection…….plese give me detail about it….Thanks!!!!

  600. ashima Says:

    hello everyone!!
    i wanted some guidance as to how to go about indian eco development paper??
    how to prepare for this paper….the readings given are in a very haphhazard manner….plz give some tips…

  601. ecoholic Says:

    hii ashima

    if u can give me details of your paper and tell me are u preparing for graduation or you talking with refernce to ma entrance. i can guide as i also have done my graduation in economics from du

    for futher queries you can mail me at ecoholic04@yahoo.in
    visit my site: http://www.ecocraze.blogspot.com

  602. ecoholic Says:

    hii ashima
    if u can tell me in details about your paper what topics you are covering i can refer you with some easy books to follow

  603. akuti Says:

    hi alex,

    i am blessed to discover this wonderful site. indeed very helpful. i am a economics graduate and an mba from a not so known college. now i want to pursue m.a in economics. i am looking for gipe, jnu and dse. please give me some guidence in preparing for the same.

  604. ecoholic Says:

    hii akuti
    as i have given dse and jnu ,i can tell you that you need to focus on maths and stats more for dse , with strong understanding of microeconomics and macroeconomics. main books to refer are the following:
    1) Intermediate Microeconomics- Hal Varian
    2) Macroeconomics- Dornbusch and Fischer
    3) Math-A C Chiang
    4) Statistics- Use Scahums series and Nagar and Das
    from this u have some sample papers you can go through them and start your prepartion
    you can also visit my site or mail me if you have any futher doubts
    all the best

  605. NIKITA SHARMA Says:

    any1 who can help me out with it is most welcome(especially Alex).i am currently in final year of my B.Sc.in Economics from Calcutta University.i didnt do well in my first year exams and scored a 46% in eco and i am awaiting my second year results.even though the exams went really well,Calcutta Univ. is quite unpredictable when it comes to results.i have already started preparing for the various entrance exams for an m.a. in eocnomics.however,m tentative as i didnt score well in frst year.my professors say that will not be a problem as most institutes set a eligibility criterion of 50% and ISI does not even require that…..i have checked all the sets recommended by u but m still in a fix..can u help me out???
    [m not a bad student though,i got a 91% in my 10th and an 89% in my 12th.]
    wats ur take on my issue?

  606. ecoholic Says:

    hii nikita

    your professors are write most institutions ask for 50% aggregate.but there are some which ask for 55%.so you need not to worry.yo can work upon it in your 3rd year and as u say your second year result is awaited.so you will cover up there.
    n ofcource you are a great student as i feel people sitting for MA economics are all intelligent.

    so all the best and do well

  607. aarushi Says:

    hey can anyone tell me about axiom coaching classes? are they good? please reply.. thanks..

  608. mukeshjha Says:

    Hi All,

    This is Mukesh.

    I have just joined this community, it’s really looking as great source of help.

    I am a science grad and also have done MBA through distance learning.

    I am looking forward towards the entrance for MA Economics from DU.

    Please suggest any books or course material which could help out.


  609. NIKITA SHARMA Says:

    thanks ‘ecoholic’ for ur encouragement….now will u plz let me know which r the institutes requiring a 55% aggregate…??

  610. ecoholic Says:

    hii nikita
    institutes which ask for 55% aggregate are:
    delhi scool of economics

    u can check out this link for dse
    and for othre ones its 505 only. i was dountful for gipe but i guess it also ask for 50% and for info u can log on to my blog by just right click onmy name in this reply ” ecoholic”. there on side bar u will get links for top institutions for m.a in economics in india and u can check out for the elgiblity criteriato make yourself sure.

  611. ecoholic Says:

    hii mukesh

    for doing MA from DU you need to refer to books like

    1) Intermediate Microeconomics- Hal Varian + varioan workbook
    2) Macroeconomics- Dornbusch and Fischer
    3) Math-A C Chiang
    4) Statistics- Use Scahums series and Nagar and Das

    with last year question papers,
    for more detail on books ans prepartion for entrance mailat: ecoholic04@yahoo.in
    all the best !

  612. ashima Says:

    ecoholic thanks for ur response…
    actually iam in my 2nd year of graduation….
    one of my main paper is indian economy since 1947…
    so anyone who has done economics hononours can tell as to how to go about it….as i find it very tough….
    plz give some guidance regardin this..

  613. ecoholic Says:

    hii ashima

    well you can refer to books like uma kapila , rudra dutt and sundram for indian economy, i know its a subject difficult to prepare, but you can see your last year question papers and according to the pattern prepare selective topics which you think are important. try to study from uma kapila , its agood book and will help you.for more you can mail me at ecoholic04@yahoo.in , with topics of your subject may b i can provide you with some material and do tell me pattern of your question paper, with that we can proceed further.

  614. ecoholic Says:

    all readers of undergraduate economist please log on to about economics blog by clicking on ecoholic in this post on and vote on apoll question. it is also blog for all economics people. so log in now and vote for the question. it is on the ongoing finacial crisis all over world.

  615. aarushi Says:

    Hi Ecoholic,
    Can you please tell me the important topics in maths for the entrance?

  616. ecoholic Says:

    hii Aarushi

    for maths you need to be good in


    set and function problems

    economcis and finance problems

    you can refer to book A.C chiang and some indian author books for probablity and you should also prepare statistics topics like , mean , median , mode and sampling theory.
    for more queries mail at ecoholic04@yahoo.in

    best wishes

  617. aarushi Says:

    okay.. but apart from stats.. what about topics in maths like real analysis, linear algebra, maxima minima?

  618. akuti Says:

    thanks a lot for your reply. i am also looking for development studies i TISS. can you tell me about the career prospects after TISS. will i be eligible to write indian economic service exam ( upsc) if i do my ma in development studies from TISS?


  619. ecoholic Says:

    hy …….thats a good thing if you are planning to go for development studies. TISS is fine , you can also try for IGIDR . its very good for development studies, ya you can very give ur indian economics service exams after your M.A


  620. akuti Says:

    i want to know about the entrance test of tiss for development studies? can u give me some direction? how is the difficulty level?

  621. akuti Says:

    i want to know about the entrance test of tiss for development studies? can u give me some direction? how is the difficulty level

  622. kirti gupta Says:

    Hello friends!!
    can anybody tell me from where i can get ISI’s question papers? I have downloaded sample questions bt nt able to get question papers. please help me out.

    One more query is that i want to solve some numericals on IS-LM and multipliers exactly on the pattern of DSE 2008. There is no as such numericals in Dornbush.

  623. anshu bharti Says:

    Hi…alex……in 12th..mathematics was not my paper…is this a problem related to Pg entrance???…while i am doing graduation in economics with one paper of economical mathematics which icludes in economics syllabus. is it enough??…..also i am trying to solve mathematics at 10+2 level…..please help me!!!

  624. siva nagarajan Says:

    hi alex,
    first lemme tell u…. frm the look of the site itself i feel that u r deeply involved wid economics….
    i would like to know a few information from u…
    i am an engineer from mumbai university and also working….i would first like to know if i can gve this entrance exam…if yes which books do i need to refer…..is 7 months enough for the prep?

    A great blog keep going sir……

  625. siva nagarajan Says:

    along with the above query i also have one more.. i.e. i am confused in which option (A/B) i give the exam….

  626. Gautham Says:

    Does anyone know about the Master of Finance and Control course offered by Delhi University??The admission procedure and preparation?

  627. Kripi Says:

    I would be appearing for M.A. entrances this time. can you suggest me some good coaching classses.

  628. vidhi Says:

    i am interestd in pursuin a masters in economics frm DSE/ JNU. i hav done my under grad in psychology. can u plz suggest me a good coachin centre and study material. thank u

  629. ranajoy Says:

    hey…alex & others…would please post dse &jnu 2008 Q.papers in this site…i need it much…but not available here at kolkata…please please help

  630. ankit Says:

    Hai, Myself Ankit.
    I am pursuing my PhD in Economics from JNU. I have also done my Masters in Eco from Jnu and Grad from DU.

    Was looking to give some tutions in Economics , mainly Micro, Maths, Advanced Micro. Thought why not earn some extra.

    If alex wishes, then he could forward me any query in this regard.

  631. kirti Says:

    Hi Gautham!
    MFC is one of d most prestigious courses offered by DU. enterance examination is totally based on CAT pattern followed by GD nd Interview.Total no. of seats are 40.I thk forms r out.

  632. kirti Says:

    Hello Ankit!
    will u start any coaching for the preparation of MA(economics) enterance mainly for DSE n JNU?
    Can I ask my some doubts to u via mail, based on mic n maths?

  633. Ankit Says:

    U r welcome Kirti. Send in ur doubts.

  634. kirti Says:

    Hello Ankit!!
    thnakz a lot!!
    wats ur mail id so that i could mail problems

  635. Armaan Says:

    hey alex…
    firstly…it’s a great site…
    am preparing for m.a entrance for jnu,dse n bombay university…is m.a economics from calcutta university good??…

  636. Armaan Says:

    can u please give more information regarding ISI msqe entrance test……

  637. Gautham Says:

    Thank you Kirti!
    And do you know where I can get the sample papers for the MFC test?
    And do you think i stand a chance if i start my preparations now?!!!

  638. Divyak Says:

    I’m a student of BMM (mass media)studying at St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai.
    Can anyone help me with information about the admission criteria/cut-offs/eligibility for MA in Economics at St. Stephens College?

  639. monty Says:

    frnds…can any1 tell me bout d dates ov gettin forms, last dates& entrance exam. for d colleges like..dse,igidr,isi,jnu.. for ma economics…

    ……..thnx in advance

  640. kirti Says:

    I dnt hav any idea fr the sample papers..i cant make any comment bec i dnt no abt u.

  641. Sunit Says:

    Divyak..there is no seperate MA Econ course at Stephens..There is only one MA at DU..and that is in DSE Deptt of Econ…selected ppl r enrolled in DSE Econ Deptt and given affiliation to scores of DU colleges…including stephens..

  642. sugandh123 Says:

    hi frns….
    m new here… plz help me in fetting sample papers for DSE… I HAVE SOLVED DSE papers btt want more questions…
    yhanx in advance…

  643. sugandh123 Says:


  644. sugandh123 Says:

    i really want to discus problems wid u all…
    any1 intrested then lemme knw…

  645. Harsh G Says:

    Hi everyone…

    And special thanks to Alex for this site…it has cleared a lot of doubts…

    I am an engineering graduate and am interested in MA eco. course from DSE…
    Have no such background knowledge of economics…

    I have read all the post and it mostly talks abt option A paper for DSE…

    few questions:

    1. Can anyone help me out and provide some info abt option B…is it tough, what’s asked etc.

    2. Someone told me that most students apply for option A even if they are not from economics background…why is that…is much easier than option B??

    3. which paper should i prepare for option A or option B?

    hope to hear from u guys/gals soon…thank you…

  646. megha Says:

    i m doing ba in eco and maths 1st year from DU.
    what are the options after doing masters in eco?as in what kind of jobs do u get after ma in eco?
    wanted to know whats better mba or ma in eco?
    have many more doubts.but before that pl clear this doubt….
    thank u !!!

  647. Gautham Says:

    Does anyone know where to get the JNU entrance exam syllabus??

  648. M Says:


    I have 57.6% in B.Com. but DSE requires 60%. Can it be negotiated? Has anyone in your knowledge tried it before and got admitted?
    And what is the criteria for JNU?


  649. yash thodge Says:

    hey harsh g……….
    1.dse option b is totallly mathematical and it was mainly prove that kind of question
    2.option b is easier as it has all multiple choice question..and as ur interested in a degree in economics this works as a base for u.
    3.i am also an final engg student and i have been through the hunt which u are doing at this moment.
    4.you have to first download the prospectus…it gives the book names an the subjects to study.and u have to download the syllabus of B.A eco(hons) DU syllabus.and follow those four subjects from that…and what u must need are the previous yrs question papers

  650. yash thodge Says:

    hey megha

    1.after m.a eco…options are
    work as an economist in a bank or a financial institution(starting avg pay of DSE and IGIDR…other top colleges ia abt 5 to 6lakhs)
    u can go in for a phd in eco after ur postgraduation in eco

    m.a eco and MBA cant be compared at all…mba is more of a polishing course were they just add value to u as a product so that u get a very high paying job.

    m.a eco is for people who love the subject who appreciate the subject and can give 2 yrs of their life just to study deeper economics although the monetary gains after the course is less

    u can also appear for indian economics services..

  651. Harsh G Says:

    thanks a lot yash….

  652. megha Says:

    thank u so much yash..
    now i should appear for option a nah?
    cause i won’t be doing stats in these 3 years of grad.

  653. yashrt Says:

    hey harsh g……….
    1.dse option b is totallly mathematical and it was mainly prove that kind of question
    2.option a is easier as it has all multiple choice question..and as ur interested in a degree in economics this works as a base for u.
    3.i am also an final engg student and i have been through the hunt which u are doing at this moment.
    4.you have to first download the prospectus…it gives the book names an the subjects to study.and u have to download the syllabus of B.A eco(hons) DU syllabus.and follow those four subjects from that…and what u must need are the previous yrs question papers

  654. yashrt Says:

    there is difference between my two… scraps here…there was a bit of a error in the one which i wrote

  655. Kshitij Says:

    hi i m doin ma eco from ignou, can any1 guide me on good book for microeconomics, i hv read intermediate by varian and chiang, and varian’s microeconomic analysis is proving to be bit heavy( though i hv studied maths at grad). anything tht makes master’s level micro more accesible to people who r nt maths nerds will do.

  656. supratik Says:

    hi!Alex & others plz tell me that how can I can get dse 2008 question papers from kolkata?

  657. Neha Balani Says:

    I am amazed to see how any one(Alex) can be so dedicated in helping people out iwth the information, which i wouldnt had recieved even with hours of surfing.. and that too in a single package…

    I very much thank Alex for his efforts…. Keep it up….

  658. Waseem Says:

    Hi Alex,

    Big fan of yours. Your blog has helped me a lot. Just wanted to check if you are still active on this blog. I need some help with M.A programs..


  659. abhimanyu dadu Says:

    hey alex and everyone else…..

    a very happy new year,

    just wamted to knw if there is a detailed syllabus available for DSE and JNU entrance…. a “syllabus”…

    and secondly… are there any more sample papers anywhere????


  660. jaskiran Says:

    does ny1 know ny oder institute tht provides distnce coachng oder thn the one mentiond above

  661. prabakar Says:

    pls tell me the deadlines of the submission of MA eco course from various institute.

  662. nisha Says:

    hey Alex..
    haven seen u around replying to posts in a long time…
    well ‘m preparing to give dse entrance this june…i completed my grad last year with eco as my major. will a home study referring all the books u’ve mentioned and old papers work out fine or is coaching really crucial..
    so would you please let me know what you think…

  663. Alex M Thomas Says:


    You can post your query regarding MA program here or you can mail me directly. My email address can be found in the About Me page.

  664. Alex M Thomas Says:


    DSE does have a detailed reading list, which can be found in the DSE handbook. Regarding JNU, I am not aware of a detailed syllabus, but the past question papers do provide a decent idea regarding what might be asked.

  665. Alex M Thomas Says:


    Coaching enables you to practice more problems. So, if you can do them on your own, I think it should suffice.

  666. himanshu Says:

    hi,i m 1 yr student of stats. in d.u.i want to do m.a in economics frm d.s.e.plz tell me wheter i shud go for eco or maths secton?wat r their syllabus nd which book to read?

  667. Waseem Says:

    Hey Alex,

    I sent you an email last week, haven’t heard from you yet.



  668. G Says:

    Hi Alex,

    Hope you are keeping fine. I got your link from a forum on which you had helped many prospective MA -Eco students.

    I would seek your assistance with respect to:

    1) I am a MBA from IIFT. Given lack of exposure to Ecomomics, is it possible to get into MA-Eco from a reputed institute. If yes can you suggest few names apart from JNU.

    2) Or Will it make more sense for me to peruse M Phil. I am 28 and work in a BPO as AM drawing 8 Lakhs.

    I wanted to share this just in case I am too old. Will the prospects for the future hold good after MPhil? BPO jobs are not that exiciting.

    Look forward to your inputs/insigts. Thanks for your time.

  669. yashrt Says:

    hey… the IGIDR forms are out.. for M.A,M.phil…. its on their website just download it… and ISI forms coming out on the FEB 10…

  670. Rahul Says:

    Any Good institute offering MA Eco via Distance Learning. Please Help. A humble Request!!!

  671. Sujoy Says:

    I would suggest all to take help from a person who have been coaching personally for JNU/DSE MA Economics admission test. In Kolkata,my teacher is quite experienced. One may contact: +919433272928.

  672. Amit Says:

    I am an engg graduate.
    can anyone plz tell me abt the syllabus and books to be followed for gipe entrance for MA eco?

  673. Piyush Says:


    I am an engg. graduate and have been working for more than 3 yrs. now in the IT industry.
    I am keen to take the MA economics exam for DU.
    Could someone please tell me where to start?
    I need to know what level of basics from BA Economics would I need for the exam. There are a lot of books mentioned in the website so I am really confused!
    Also if someone is from Pune then could he answer as to where I can find a good coaching or mentor for studying for this exam?

  674. Ankur Says:

    Hi, Piyush,

    I am in pune and working in IT for more than two years.
    I think i also aim DSE this year as you do and am also an engineering graduate.
    But, i think i am very less informed about the type of prepration i need to do.
    I wrote this coz if you find any info, i think it will
    be of a good use as well for me…!

  675. Piyush Says:

    Hi Ankur,

    I am in the process of gathering info.
    Send me your mail id so I can contact you and send you some updates now.

  676. Ankur Says:

    Hi Piyush,

    My email ID is ankur_ism@yahoo.com

  677. Waseem Says:

    Hey Piyush,

    Could you also please forward the information collected. I am appearing for DU and JNU this year.

    My email address is waseem_a23@hotmail.com


  678. Mohan Says:

    Hey Piyush/Waseem/Ankur,

    Could you also please forward the information collected. I am appearing for DU and JNU this year.

    My email address is



  679. Mohan Says:

    Hey Piyush/Waseem/Ankur,

    Could you also please forward the information collected. I am appearing for DU / JNU /ISI/IGIDR this year.

    My email address is



  680. ECOPOINT Says:

    You can mail your queries regarding MA Economics Entrance Preparation at


    We would be happy to help you

  681. ECOPOINT Says:

    We are a group of Delhi School of Economics Alumni, who have come together to initiate a startup coaching company “ECOPOINT” for MA Economics (DSE/ISI/JNU) Entrance test preparation.

    Kindly post all your questions regarding MA Economics at our blog http://ecopoint-dse.blogspot.com/



  682. Tessy Mani Says:


    I am an MA Economics 2nd year student. Do you know any idea about UGC JRG-NET exam…What books should I study?

  683. charu Says:

    hey alex …
    thnx fr such a great piece of info. it was indeed very helpful.
    i am doing my BA eco hons from DU ..and i want to do my masters preferably from DSE. can u just give me a basic idea of how to prepare fr entrance and from when should i start them n stuff…and also other good univs for masters.
    i ll really be very grateful. thanx in advance ! :)

  684. charu Says:

    and also if u could tell me from where can i know the pattern of the entrance paper and all …

  685. ECOPOINT Says:


    You can revise the fundamentals for Micro, Macro, Maths, stats and econometrics. Solve as many problems as you can on micro and macro.

    We are putting ques of a day for BA (h) Economics on our blog http://ecopoint-dse.blogspot.com/. They are good for your revison.

    And yes, Alex has undoubtedly made a very informative blog. Thanx Alex !!




  686. ECOPOINT Says:


    You can revise the fundamentals of Micro, Macro, Maths, stats and econometrics. Solve as many problems as you can on micro and macro.

    We are putting ques of a day for BA (h) Economics on our blog http://ecopoint-dse.blogspot.com/. They are good for your revison.

    And yes, Alex has undoubtedly made a very informative blog. Thanx Alex !!




  687. charu Says:

    thanz a lot ecopoint !!!

    if u could tell me some othr institutes for masters in eco plzz…

  688. ECOPOINT Says:

    Charu, Thanx for replying.

    You could have a look at other institutes offering MA Eco at our blog http://ecopoint-dse.blogspot.com/
    in ‘DSE/JNU/ISI MA Economics Entrance’ label.




  689. nihar gokhale Says:

    hey alex,

    where can i prepare for the ISI entrance from? the questions seem to require a lot of practice and although i think i know which books to understand the concept from, i m at lost ends at which book will give me enough practice problems.

  690. sarmishta Says:

    could anyone please tell me which book to refer to study markets, which has all the concepts from scratch.

  691. nihar Says:

    wat exactly do u mean by markets? Hal Varian is a good book to learn general consumer/firm/equilibrium behavior from

  692. Venki Says:

    hi..this is venki.May i know the portion for the entrance exam of ma economics (specilaisation in world economy), jnu. and the suggested boooks for the same…

    and as for ma economics, sss, jnu is concerned, the book A.Koutsoyiannis is enough?

    well nice to c this kind of work…cool very much impressive work

  693. EcoMe Says:

    Hi Alex,

    Thank you so much for hosting this blog.

    I am a DCE (Delhi College of Engg) grad with 6 yrs work ex doing relatively well in may career. I have developed a longing to study economics and want to study MA, Phd in Eco. I am right now preparing for Option B for DSE. How competitive is it for me since I really am studying more or less from scratch and I think I will be competing against maths honors. Would I be better off taking option A? Also, where can I get sample papers for Option B.

    Also, It would be great if you can suggest me on other good universities/college for pursuing higher studies in Economies.

    Sincere Thanks!

  694. Rohit Says:

    Could anyone tell me about hyderbad university and MSE. Where are the sample papers available?
    What is the Syllabus for entrance to MA/MSc Economics?
    What are the placement scenario in these colleges? Which books should i refer for Micro, Macro, stats and Maths keeping in mind the syllabus for both these colleges?
    Please reply on urgent basis.

  695. shashank Says:

    I am a Ist yr.student of economics hons in d.u.
    I want to do either an internship or research during summers.
    Can you plz suggest me one.

  696. geeta Says:

    hey. for all those of u who hav given IGIDR written test. how diificult is it? i haven’t studied maths for 5 yrs now.. is there any chance i can make it.. i have a month and half to prepare

  697. Amit Says:

    @ geeta
    Though I hav not taken the exam but I hav seen the sample paper & spoken to students of the college. it seems written is not tough, it’s diluted version of CAT paper
    For maths u need to practice that of class 11th & 12th
    though only one & half month is left, i am pretty sure it can be cracked.

  698. Shruthi V Says:


    I am planning to do M.A in Eco and thinking of giving entrances in Gipe, Igidr, Mse. I have completed my B.A in Eco in 2006 and my math is weak. Any suggestions which books to read and what is the best way to prepare? I am based in Bangalore. Are there any univ without entrance exams? Pls helllpppppp

  699. Sunit Says:

    Any suggestions which books to read —Mathematics for Economists by Simon and Blume or Fundamentals of Mathematical Economics by Alpha C. Chiang

    Are there any univ without entrance exams? —Most of the State Univs (Pune Univ,i think they don hav entrance-verify)

  700. Rohit Says:

    Hey Shruti,
    I am also planning to sit for MSE exam. Haven’t got anyone to tell me more about it. My case similar to yours. If in case you get any information regarding MSE sample papers or what to study for MSE ( as in IS it more mathematical or theoritical ) Please let me know about it too.
    Very less time is left. Please help if you are able to get some.
    E-mail is rohitasthana1@yahoo.com.

  701. aman Says:


  702. aman Says:

    HI Alex,
    m preparing 4 various entrance xmz bt i wanted syllabus of B.A.Eco honours DU to prepare for DSE…..can u tell me from whr shud i get it as m not from delhi…….

  703. Manoj Says:

    Download syllabus of BA (H) Economics of DU from http://www.primeeducation.org.

  704. Sajinder Says:

    somebody help me!!! 3 months left for dse entrance….plz suggest which coaching class to join…i don’t think i can do without taking one!!

  705. Sajinder Says:

    and thanks alex for dis b’ful blog!!!
    help me!!

  706. Sajinder Says:

    is ecopoint good?

  707. aman Says:

    i m preparing for ma(eco).i stay in chandigarh.can you suggest me a good institute in chandigarh for admission in dse and jnu….

  708. yash Says:

    to all,
    after analysing the last 5 yrs dse papers..i realised that maths,stats,probability forms abt 60-70 marks of the paper..so we have to be good in maths..as it is the decider….

  709. akuti Says:

    hi alex

    i want to know where will i get the sample papers of GIPE. Do you have any idea of the entrance test.


  710. jas Says:


    Hello Alex,my name is jasmin and i m studying for economics entrance.i chanced upon ur blog while searching for help for the entrance exams.i m very impressed with ur blog and kudos to ur passion for economics.ur blog is very informative and thank u for comin out with such a wonderful blog.i wanted to ask u which is better for MA economics-jamia milia or univ of hyd?can u plz rank these in terms of economics course they offer-DSE,Jamia milia islamia,GIPE,UOHand Madras school of eco.?and what about pondicheery university?is it ok for Masters in Economics?and btw i read in ur blog that u r pursuin ur masters from UOH?if i m not wrong u must have finished the course by nw.wat r u doin nw?i hope u ll reply.thank u alex.bye..

  711. jas Says:

    can plz somebody tell me where cn i get previous question papers for jamia and GIPE M.A. eco entrance exam???

  712. ECOPOINT Says:

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  713. ECOPOINT Says:

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    You can visit our blog for details http://ecopoint-dse.blogspot.com/



  714. vibhor Says:

    i m currently pursuing eco(hons) frm KMC ,DU.can plz any one tell me wats the job opportunities after doing MA frm DSE or some other reputed institute??? i dnt want to b a lecturar…

  715. saakshi Says:

    can anybody tell which is god coaching institue for perparing the entrce xam……….im xetrmely confused which want to join………should one join primeeducation or ecopoint……..plzzzzzzz someone guide me

  716. Sahas Says:


  717. Sahas Says:

    I have my friend studying at ECOPOINT who is extremely satisfied with them. They have three Dschool people, who teach Micro, Macro, Maths/Stats.

    I have seen his notes, I can assure you, you would have never seen these questions anywhere. These are like BULLSEYE, completely focused type of questions. They people are clever enogh not to give photostat of assignments or notes, becuase that may dilute their material in market for free.

    I have their questions (by my friend) and even answer of these questions, but I cant, I just cant undersatnd their economic intution, Now he is so confident that he can say HE WILL ‘CLEAR’ ISI. We guys bloody cant even sit in ISI, there are some people who are confident to clear ISI.

    These people are razor sharp. I am going to them definately for daily batch, bloody they are taking for all seven days a week. For me I will definately go to ECOPOINT for MA Economics Entrance

  718. Jaya Says:

    Sahas, thanks for telling about ecopoint

    But tell me one thing, what do you mean by you cant understand their economic intution. Here ‘their’ means questions or teachers. Are the questions really tough?

    Do we need such tough questions at all?

  719. Sahas Says:

    Jaya, ‘their’ means questions. I mean they are tough questions which I cant do on my own, even while having their answers with me. Yes, i asked ma frnd he tld me taht reason of giving or doing tough questions is that we have to do a liitle more tahn waht is reqd, taht boost up confidence. moreover, they have done everything, i mean everything its like a complete course. i am so much impressed. thanx ecopoint…. :)

  720. Jaya Says:

    u r rite sahas, easy questions all of us can do, but yes we have to do higher level of questions in order to get thru dse

  721. angel Says:

    hello, alex……

    I need your help….can u provide me some material on HICKSIAN THEORY OF TRADE CYCLES.?..i have material on it..but want to have some pin point issues..like -functioning of multiplier and accelerator model in hicks .theory…& limitations also…

    i awaits of your reply…reply soon…

  722. saakshi Says:

    hiii alex,

    plz tell me how can i perpare myself for essay type questions in the entrance xam………..wat should one write n leave out is it possible for u to write one of the essay type of anwer for me so that i can get the idea of the answer……………i will be thankfull to u if u mail me atleast any one ans on essay type qts……..i needed guidance for that

  723. Neha Balani Says:

    Hey… can any one tell as to when are are dates for selling of forms for 1.GIPE

  724. Manoj Says:

    Prime Education is starting batch for JNU entrance from 6th May and DSE entrance from 18th May. For details call 9868543761

  725. Manoj Says:

    Dear Neha,
    Gokhale and Hyderabad University forms are available.

  726. prabakar Says:

    can any one tell me the placement details n brand abt GIPE ????

  727. suresh Says:

    hiiiiiii every body i am suresh from hyd.i want to know about DSE entrence examination.my background is science and can i make it.plz suggest which option is the best one for a science student.and level of questions and the date of apllication available in the website

  728. Pannyim Says:

    I’m doing my B.A. in Economics and i want to join JNU after graduation. So please sugest me some tips to prepare for the entrance exam. Also what type of question is usually asked for the Economics entrance exam.

  729. Neha Balani Says:

    Thanks Manoj,

    Also i can see on the GIPE website that the forms are available only in April… correct me if i am wrong… i can submit an internet form with the DD anytime before the 15th may rite ??
    and for the UPH.. i dont seee any thing on the net for the forms………. could u just send me the link…

  730. jasmin Says:

    hello neha plz check the UOH site coz the forms r already out and the last date to submit applictions is 30rth april…so plz hurry up….

  731. jasmin Says:

    http://www.uohyd.ernet.in/admissions/admissions_2009/APPLN_2009_GE_OBC.pdf……………neha this is the link..plz hurry up…23rd april was the last date to submit applicns thru post and nw u cn only submit in person till 30rth april…

  732. sahib tulsi Says:

    hi guys
    i hve just given my 1st year xams in BA(H)eco. frm DU.My ultimate aim is DSE or JNU.
    can u guys recommend sum of da buks wid wich i shud i start my preparartions rite now?
    n how xactly shud i go bout it?
    n were can i find DSE ques. paprs?

  733. tamanna Says:

    hi i m tamanna frm kolkata,i have just given my class 12 commerce examination and want to pursue economics honours i want to know the college in which i can apply for this plz reply

  734. Sidd_dse Says:

    well i guess there r a lot of confused souls out here. follow this:

    the whole approach to dse entrance had a paradigm shift after 2006

    the paper in last two yrs has been application based, so just learning the concepts wont do, u need to know the application too.

    here is a summary of thgs that all of u can follow in months to come:

    Maths and Stats have always been the hot topics in DSE and these are the low scoring ones too so i’ll suggest to work on these first.

    Maths: the new syllabus already has an optional of linear algebra and real analysis…..one shld hav a good grasp of both

    for beginners try out RS Bhardwaj (if ur nt good at maths); i would rather like u to refer to hammond first (incl. the index) and then move on to simon and blume for a chapter on kuhn tucker,implicit func.

    for sets n relations, there are a couple of chapters in albrich and smith, i thk ch 2 n 3 (im nt sure of ch. 3)

    Refer to last two yr papers and try analyse the topics on which more stress was given……work ur way through maths


    the two main topics hav always been probablity and sampling, along side a couple of questions from here and there

    Again for beginners start from SC Gupta…..n go on to fruend
    for probablity dont change ur approach…..retain one and then follow that….coz there are n no. of ways to solve a probablity problem…diff books suggest diff ways.
    pick questions from IIT entrance books (sounds big but isnt),SC Gupta,RS Bhardwaj (for stats), fruend (imp)….
    the topic probablity has a large span….u need to cover…PDF’s,CDF’s,PMF’s…..n diff type of distributions too…uniform,binomial,normal,bernolli..etc

    for sampling give a little more strees on cases of diff. in means,diff in prop.,diff in variances….along side the normal cases…..fruend and RS Bhardwaj are good books for this.

    Alongside these u need to knw the application of all the other topics in stats…..dispersion,correlation,index no.,skewness,etc

    u can go through the following chapters of simon and blume (do not indulge in learning up proofs):
    Ch 2,4,5.6(application),7,8 (till 8.5),9,10 (till 10.4),11,13,15.3,18,21 (till 21.3),27 and appendix A.1
    u also need to knw….sum of infinte series,sequences etc

    for stats i dont thk there any derth of practice material….there n no. of books for u.

    study references for:


    As you may have seen…..there is a clear shift in the types of questions being asked in papers of 2007 and 08 compared to earlier yrs….

    Nowadays ur given a model or a set of statements…..n there are 4-5 questions based on them:

    Now I believe there is a gap between what is taught in undergradute course and what is asked in the paper (its totally application based)
    I’ll suggest all of u to get the basics on track from DFS and mankiw…..n move on to willam branson….nw whats soo sacrosant about this book…..it gives u a mathematical approach to macro….(its nt difficult)…I would suggest u to do till ch. 10….however ch 9 and 10 are optional.
    the chapters that i hav given are 4om 3rd edition…chs may differ depending on editions

    then search for a application based questions in macro 4om diff sources!!!!!


    Along side Varian,ruben and pindick, workbook of varian…u can follow “problem solving approach” book by kalanjit roy choudhury….i thk it comes in 2 parts!!!!!

    Best of Luck!!!!!!
    n for those who r in college 2nd yr/1st yr. focus on basics….
    all this i hav mentioned would nt only help u in dse entrance but others too!!!11

  735. SAJAL Says:


  736. yash Says:

    hey sajal,
    it should not be ur first option to get through GIPE.. but as a 3d option its good…the college exists since 1931 and the college also has a very intensive mathematically oriented course…

  737. saakshi Says:

    thanks sidd

  738. Eco student Says:

    @Sahas: I have not heard any good about Ecopoint!! All my friends who have attended Ecopoint said Vibhas is better..I do not rate Vibhas high either so I fathom their standard is real low!!

  739. Eco student Says:

    @sahas: you are definitely from ecopoint! good and clever way to advertise..

  740. ECOPOINT Says:


  741. jas Says:

    hello yash…u said GIPE should be considered as a third option..which college/univ, accdg to you ,stands second?can you plz tell me..

  742. dakshayini Says:

    hi every1,
    could any1 whose preparin 4 jnu teme how to solve those statement based questions… like who won th medal n who stole th chocolate kinds… i cant seem to find a solution…
    it l b gr8 help.. thanx a ton

  743. yashrt Says:

    hey i would rank these four first….not in order but this is it DSE,JNU,ISI.IGIDR

  744. yashrt Says:

    hey is it that true what ur saying abt ECO POINT…

  745. jas Says:

    thank u yash..:-)

  746. Manoj Says:

    DSE forms available from 18th May. The form can be downloaded this year. For details visit http://www.primeeducation.org/web/guest/tips/-/blogs/admission-notification-economics-14?_33_redirect=%2Fweb%2Fguest%2Ftips

  747. Eco student Says:

    @Yashrt: If you have enough vella time then you can try out Ecopoint (or naresh/vibhas) but it is of no good use. All that matters for entrances is your own efforts..

  748. Eco student Says:

    @sahas: You are extremely lame!! You say you do not understand the questions and then you say they hit bull’s eye..and please people do not fall in such tricks of ecopoint posting as ‘sahas’ and writing goodie goodie things about Ecopoint.

  749. yash Says:

    i just wanted guidance..thats all..of what to do how…thats why…i want to join ecopoint,,,

  750. Sweety Says:

    Yes Eco Student u r rite, there is no need of any coaching. All of these, ECOPOINT, Prime, Naresh, Vibhash etc are useless. Everything depends upon how u prepare. Nobody can help us. Last year my friend went to Prime, that was utterly useless, I am sure for others too, it is same.

  751. Shagun Says:

    Hi all

    If somebody is taking the MSE exam could we discuss the answers to the model paper problems here? Or could you tell me where can I obtain the solutions to the paper. Thanks a lot.

  752. raju Says:

    Solve this
    1.Consider collecting a random sample that has two observations.From apopulation that is normally distributed with mean u(mu) and variance 16.The variance associated with distribution of twice the difference between these two observations equals

    1.64 2.128 3.32* square root of 2 4.64* 1.414(square root of 2)

    dse-option A-2006

    Q 2. A RANDOM variable has outcomes Success and Failure with probabilities 3/4
    and 1/4 respectively.A gambler observes the sequence of the outcomes of this variable and receives a prize of 2 to the power n.If n is the first time that
    Success occurs.What is the expected value of the gambler’s prize.?


    dse-option-A -2005

  753. Srinidhi Says:

    hey I am srinidhi. am doing my third year B.A. in econ. am so clueless about the whole admission procedure and the criteria for admission. and i think am weak with my basics. I don’t really remember my micro. and we have never been trained to apply math and micro in any current issues , rather any issues. its always been plain theory.I want to start preparing. How exactly should i start preparing and go about it? what are the books i should read and refer? and what are the subjects i should concentrate on? I want to apply to JNU.

  754. Gunjan Says:

    I am currently pursuing B.A Eco from DU. I m willing to pursue Ma economics for my post graduation…so i want to know how to start preparing for it?

  755. dse 09 aspirant Says:

    hi frndz..
    just want 2 knw dse 10 yr ques papers are available..??

  756. yashrt Says:

    hey.. u can get dse papers in the dse photocopy shop…. its available there.. in case ur from delhi..

  757. Charu Says:

    Hi !
    I am a Economics hons student from Delhi university. I am planning to start preparing for DSE entrance. So i would just like to know how should i start with the preparation and also where can i get the syllabus of the entrance examination.

    Also i want to know what are the future prospects after doing masters in economics other than going into teaching or civil services.

  758. Gautham Says:

    Hey Sahas,

    Im planning to take an year off and prepare for DSE 2010.Does Ecopoint offer regular coaching classes??

  759. Amrita Says:

    Hi Alex,

    I’m a graduate with Economics and i’ve applied to the University of Hyderabad and GIPE for MA in Economics. I’m currently preparing for their entrance exams. Can you please suggest me some reference books or any web links which can help me in my preparation and the areas i should focus on to prepare for UOH entrance exam which is coming up on the 4th of June?? Do share your views regarding GIPE entrance exam.

  760. Shantaram Shanbhag Says:

    Hi Alex,

    I am a B.Com Graduate and also pursuing PGDBM Course. I would like to do MA in Economics and then PhD in Economics. Is it possible? I am based in Goa and have a consultancy firm dealing in taxation at present. Can I do a distance learning course of MA in Economics ?

  761. Deepali Says:

    Hi Alex,
    I’m applying for the M.A. program at University of Hyderabad. Would you have any idea as to the format of the entrance exam paper or any set syllabus? They haven’t mentioned anything specific in their prospectus.

  762. yashrt Says:

    hey gautham…u cam ask eco point guys directly..as thier ph no.s are given on their website..the lectures aare worth attending..very good lectures..and they focus on developing ur thinking also.which is very good.

  763. Adishree Says:


    I am a law graduate , willing to pursue my masters in economics … since i am not from mathematics background, option b seems not feasible. Please guide me with what option should i choose and my plan of action with respect to the preparation.
    Best Wishes

  764. yashrt Says:

    see..1st go and get the papers of previous yrs from dse photocopy shop.. in delhi…2.the paper has lot of stats,probability and maths mcq`s..this is abt 50 mks on 100..then micro u can go through the basic chapters through varian that can get u abt 8mks so ur attempt can be of around 60…the books details have been given in the blog..read siddse06`s scrap…it will give u all the info u want…

  765. yashrt Says:

    read no.726…on this page

  766. dhaval Says:

    hi friends i have completed mcim in business economics and shortly joining for research, anyone help me in regars, from where i get EVIEWS and book for it..

  767. yashrt Says:

    i meant 728

  768. Smriti Says:

    hello. i am appearing for the dse entrance this year. was wondering what all texts to use to prepare. which ones are u guys using?

  769. nikita Says:

    i got thru the written exam for msqe program at ISI KOLKATA..can ne1 suggest wat shud i prepare for the interview..?what r the frequently asked q????plz lemme know asap…my interview is on 22nd!!!

  770. yashrt Says:

    i am using 728

  771. yashrt Says:

    anybody who has gipe entrance exam papers….pls let me know i am in delhi,..

  772. breeta Says:

    Hi Alex,
    thanks a lot for such a helpful site.Please tell me where can I get previous question papers of DSE and JNU entrance exam for MA-eco.Please reply.

  773. nikita Says:

    some1 plz reply to post 759!!!its urgent

  774. Shantaram Shanbhag Says:

    Pls reply to No. 750. Its urgent….

  775. raju Says:

    yes you can do from ignou

  776. Alex M Thomas Says:

    Previous question papers of both JNU and DSE can be got from their respective photo copy shops.

  777. Shruti Says:

    i am appearing for the GIPE entrance examination this week and id like to solve sample question papers from the previous years pls send it to shrutisekar@gmail.com. also i would like to know the scope for actuarial science. could u give me some leads on it??? pls.

  778. Radhika Kapoor Says:

    Hey..i have been shortlisted 4 igidr’s interview n have no ideaof wat 2 expect der…

    can u help me with dis?? i’m really excited abt dis place..

  779. yashrt Says:

    maths..maths and only maths…they are people who expect u to be good with it…they give u pen and ask u to solve things on the board..at basic level do ur 12th maths well and then move ahead/…all the best

  780. yashrt Says:

    radhika pls go on ths website and check out the forum on IGIDR..there u will find the best advice…specially the last few

  781. Sumit Says:

    Int’v'w @ IGIDR is bit like this:
    A large chunk of questions on your undergrad subject(s),some problem solving on the board.
    Mostly profs ask the kid his/her fav topic and grill.

  782. sushmita Says:

    cud u pls tell me which are the gud colleges in Bangalore that offer masters in economics? and from wen do they start giving out forms to apply?

  783. Radhika Says:

    hey thanks a lot!! but i dont see a link on ur post..which website :)

    also…shud i prepare for current affairs 2?

  784. priyal mehra Says:


    i am preparing for jamia enterance…what is pattern for jamia entrance…which topics they generally focus on?
    n are there any sample papers o previous years papers of jamia which i can look for?

  785. Sumit Says:

    they ask multiple choice questions on econ and maths and you need to write an essay as well.
    The questions are pretty straight-forward.
    Sample these questions(from vut they asked last year)
    (a)differentiate e^5x(it’s that simple,i tell ya)
    (b)guvnor of RBI
    (c)when LM shifts outwards,what happens to inflation.
    Hence,don’t worry about the sample papers/last year’s paper.
    Cheers and good luck.

  786. priyal mehra Says:

    thanx for the info

    essay part which we have to write….what are the topics they focus on??

  787. priyal mehra Says:

    thanx for the info

    one thing more…essay part which we have to write….what are the topics they focus on??

  788. Sumit Says:

    topics for essays are mostly derived from the contemporary economic issues.
    i wrote an essay on the inflation and its impact on Indian economy.

  789. yashrt Says:

    no….the interviewer is looking for basic abilities…yes but u should know things like…recession,what should the indian govt do to fight it/… etc..

  790. smriti Says:

    hello..cud u pls tel me how is panjab univ for ma eco..??it takes students on merit..but i dont know if its good..plz help.

  791. yashrt Says:

    guys…go check out gipe results are out…….

  792. Alex Says:

    The results of GIPE MA 2009-2010 Entrance can be found here:



  793. Heena Says:

    Anyone from Gokhale Institute of politics and economics here??? Actually I have got thru its entrance and have my admissions on 13 july…before taking admission I wanna know abt its faculty,environment etc and more specifically and importantly I wanna know abt its placement…

  794. yashrt Says:

    gipe..is a good college for u..i would suggest u to go to orkut and chat to ppeople who are now in GIPE…they are the only ones who can answer ur question……go to GIPE community

  795. yashrt Says:

    how was the dse entrance for u?pls reply for me i think the paper was easier as compared to last yr..as the mathematical part was less i …specially in macro…i attempted 65..but dont know how many of them are right…this yr the cut off will be higher as compared to last yr…i think cut off will be 56..hope it is less..but there were 4500 people appearing for 150 seats…thats why cant be too positive..

  796. Econ Says:

    the paper was fine.Attempted 70 marks but not sure about accuracy.there were 3000 applicants for part A..the roll numbers went uptil 5000 but there was a break of 2000 in the roll numbers..there was lot of micro and stats in the paper, seemed to be much more than last yr

  797. yashrt Says:

    no the paper is even every yr like this…its 25 marks each..macro,micro,stats,maths…ya..accuracy is the problem..with me also..

  798. ABC Says:

    guys..can anyone tell me hows Hyderabad University?? Thats the only option I am left with actually! Plz help!

  799. khanjan pant Says:


    i am a bcom hons final yr student i jst wanted to know that if i am eligible for jnu’s MA in economics with specialisation in world economy as the eligibility criteria in jnu’s site no where mentions bcom hons ….. can pls anybody help??????

  800. sohini Says:

    got thru jamia written for ma eco..can anybody tell me what do they ask in the interview?…also how is d faculty dere n wht abt placement cell?

  801. Alex Says:

    Hyderabad university is an excellent place for research. Also, the library facilities are good. Y V Reddy happens to be an Emeritus professor in HCU. Being a central university, the resources it commands are enormous.

    Last MA batch got a lot of good summer internships. Owing to the crisis, the placement scenario was not good.

  802. Econ Says:

    You are not eligible for the course. Only those who have done BA Economics can pursue that particular course. However you can apply for MA Economics at School of Social Sciences at JNU

  803. Heena Says:

    Hi Sohini!
    Last years’ jamia entrance was quite rigorous..there was 5-6 people in the panel…my interview went for abt half an hour!!they asked me econometrics(assumptions of CLRM),micro(consumer theory),macro(monetary n fiscal policy) and Indian agriculture n industry..i am able to recall only this much..just revise ur basics..stay calm n u will easily clear it…if u have econometrics…do revise it..they will definitely ask question on it…if u have ny other query u can mail me at heena_kapoor1988@yahoo.co.in
    All the best..

  804. ABC Says:

    hey..thanx Alex!! :-)

  805. sushmita Says:

    no one has yet replied to my enqiury numbered 720…. i request for a feed back, also i wanted to know whether DSE and JNU has interview rounds & the kind of questions they ask…
    waiting for a reply!!!

  806. smriti Says:

    hey…plz does any1 know how is panjab univ for MA eco?they take students on merit..n also, i have got in gokhale’s waitin list..i m really worried about my chances..can any1 help??plz..

  807. Econ Says:

    no idea!!

  808. Econ Says:

    DSE and JNU do not have interview. You can see the past year JNU and DSE papers to know what kind of questions they ask. DSE qn papers are available at DSE photocopy shop..I think you will get JNU papers from there as well

  809. Heena Says:

    Hi Smriti..I have no clue about Punjab university but u have very gud chances to make in GIPE as last year they release 5 waiting lists..Most of the people who clear GIPE also simultaneously clear either JNU or DSE or ISI or IGIDR…So dont worry I am quite sure u will get thru GIPE…All the best..

  810. smriti Says:

    hey..thanx for ur wishes..m keepin my fingers crossed..jnu, dse results havnt cum out til now though..i really do hope things go ok..

  811. Heena Says:

    Hey Smriti!!Dont worry!! Everything will fall into place!! All the best…

  812. sohini Says:

    can anyone tel me if jnu will cm out wid a waiting list?..and d same for gipe, ne chance of a second wait list

  813. Radhika Kapoor Says:

    hey everyone..i wanted advice on which place to choose- delhi school of economics or jnu..i’ve cleared both n cant decide.. i wanna study abroad so which place’s da best 4m dat perspective?? pls help!!

  814. A Says:

    i dunno about jnu…but Gokhale will surely come up with another waiting list

  815. Neha Balani Says:

    To be frank… i dont think… the first waiting list has 50 people…. compared to 10 last time…. so u mean the wait list 20 ppl will get in for sure ?? as i am one of the wait listed ppl ??
    pplease advise

  816. Charu Says:

    Hey ! Thanks so much for so much info.

    Well, i am in my 2nd year economics hons now [DU]. Do u suggest some coaching or something for the preparations?
    And btw, if u don’t mind, What do you do? Are u studying in dse?

  817. prasanna Says:

    @ radhika

    though i hvnt cleared jnu or dse this yr. , but still i’d like 2 ans ur que..
    u said , ” 4m d perspective of studying abroad…. ”
    so i m assuming that u wanna pursue phd in eco 4m sm really good univ post ur ma..
    go to dse if u really want to get ur maths right….. coz sm of d top grad skools dere, esp in d states lyk harvard et al. , they really emphasize a lot on hw many hard core math courses d candidate took.. i infact read smwhere , ” do maths until it hurts.. ” .. n its not surprising that many ppl who’ve done their masters in maths or physics often do get place in such grad programs ! also in dse u’ll get more access to use/learn using softwares currently used in d industry like sas, n all..

    n go for jnu if want a research perspective…. ii dont know hw much mathematical jnu course is.. or hw much emphasis they give on lab work or practicals.. so abt it better ask sm jnu passout..

    i hope to certain extent at least i’ve ans’d u ! :)

  818. A Says:

    i guess the waiting list will clear…and i guess everyone der will get in
    wish you all the luck :)

  819. S Says:

    Hi everyone!
    I would like to take a second chance at DSE(MA Economics)..could anyone please let me know if any coaching classes are being held anywhere in Delhi for one year period, exclusively on sundays!

    Plz do reply!

  820. khanjan pant Says:

    i have to start with my preperation for ma economics but i do’nt know the books that would be good to start with!!!!!!

    plz help….

  821. Priyanka Chowdhary Says:

    i’ve cleared jnu’s sss entrance and wanted to know whether doing an ma from jnu is better or from calcutta university.

    plz reply fast need to make a decision.

  822. A Says:

    go for JNU.It boasts of the one of the best faculty in India.
    Calcutta Univ. has has been on the down-slide for past few years.

  823. yashrt Says:

    hey..do u have any clue which college has a second list…does JNU have one….or…does DSE have one..i am clueless as of now..

  824. sohini Says:

    can anyone tell me how is bhu for ma economics?

  825. A Says:

    DSE must have put up the waiting list alongwith the mail list.So i don’t think they’ll come up with another list.Same is the tale of JNU.

  826. Surobhi Says:

    I surobhi pursuing B.A. honours economics from I.P. college Delhi university , interested in gathering information reagrding coaching classes for M.A. Entrance exams for Economics honours.I have given my first year exams this year and have secured 70 % overall.Could anyone help me and tell me from when i am supposed to join my coaching and which are the good institutes for the same.I am aspiring for DSE and would like to know the details.I am a delhite!

  827. yashrt Says:

    unfortunately the website says nothing….of both DSE and JNU…and GIPE will not have 2nd waiting list

  828. ASHISH Says:

    HEY BRO….!!!!

  829. sandeep Says:

    extremely bad.

  830. s Says:

    hello sumit
    if its possible can u tell me wether bhu is bad in terms of faculty or course..

  831. Shiba Says:

    hi frnds
    I’m shiba from Mumbai. m working as an equity research analyst in a brokerage firm after completing my MBA (Finance). m a commerce graduate.currenlty m doing CFA (USA).

    apart from above, i’m very much interested to pursue MA (eco) from a reputed institute. so please can ne1 suggest me for which institute i should go for…..how wud i prepare for d entrance test n lastely will it be worthwhile to go for economics after completing MBA.

    Please help me out………..

    Thank You

  832. Alex M Thomas Says:


    I think, MA from JNU SSS would be a better option.

  833. sohini Says:

    how is teri university for m.sc economics?

  834. sohini Says:

    how is jamia for ma eco placements?

  835. Mohsin Says:

    which one should i choose BA(hons) eco or BBA from ip.
    i will be doing mba after graduation so which one will be better?
    i have heard IIM’s give preference to economics students than bba students. is that true?

  836. Mohil Mittal Says:

    Hi everybody
    I am working as an executive engr. in NTPC, recently joined fter completing ma B.Tech in civil engineering. I have a heart for Finance and will like to pursue ma higher studies in d same. But m truly confused B/w MBA finance or MA Eco..I need to take a decision nd work on it fast. A discusion here may be decisive. Guide plz

  837. Deepti Says:

    i hv done ma-eco with 55% frm P.U & nw preparng fr IES.Though im gud at maths-stats bt lacks grip in micro& macro.
    shud i improve my % at master’s level & den thnk of IES or straight way go fr IES.

  838. cvon Says:

    I want to know the basic syllabus for jnu entrance examination for MA. So please help me out……

  839. anshu Says:

    hello Cavon..
    I am also preparing for the same..
    I think we should follow these:-

    Microeconomics- Hal R varian.
    macroeconomics- Dournbush & Fischer.
    Economics- Alpha C Chiang.
    Statistics- Nagar & Das.
    and also some current knowledge in Economics.

  840. Suresh Says:

    Hi Ashish(Post No: 799)! I’m also giving ISI’s entrance, but I have no idea where to start from. I come from the same background as you(B.COM). I’m looking for information as best as i can, if you get any, just email me – norules4dude@yahoo.com.

    Good luck!

  841. Tejas Says:

    Hi Alex,

    I’m from Bangalore city, doing my BBM, final year. I am very keen on pursuing an MA economics. I realise that i need to start studying updating my knowledge of Stats, maths and quantitative techniques. Can you suggest places for tuitions here. I have tried searching for tutorials. Please post your suggestions.

    I love this blog.

  842. Piyush Bani Says:

    hi alex

    i am looking forward to do m.phil from IGIDR coming year

    can you suggest some good books for entrance test for clearing igidr exams?

    and is there any difference in M.sc and M.phil in economics from igidr?


  843. anshu Says:

    hello everyone…
    I want to know more about TISS entrance test…
    what kind of questions they ask ………
    if anyone know about these,please give me the information about selection process and entrance questions pattern…..thanks!!!!

  844. Tejas Says:


    I’m from Bangalore city, doing my BBM, final year. I am very keen on pursuing an MA economics. I realise that i need to start studying updating my knowledge of Stats, maths and quantitative techniques. Can you suggest places for tuitions here. I have tried searching for tutorials. Please post your suggestions.

    Is there a short term course that i can do in order to be eligible to apply for universities abroad? Because universities ask for such a qualificaion in Mathematical and statistical concepts.

    I have my options open about studying in india and abroad(US,UK, Australia, etc.)

    ANyone here knows how to go about this situation?
    Kindly help

  845. Deveshi Says:


  846. Kitu Says:

    Hello, first of all this website is a blessing in disguise. Coaching classes for MA entrances are not available in plenty similar to MBA. Kudoz to Alex!

    1) For GIPE entrance there is an essay question , we need to be updated about current affairs and government policies. Could anybody tell me please how to prepare in reagrds to that? I mean which newspapers to read, which magazines to go through and which websites to check regularly? It is very important. Anybody who ahs an idea do share it.

    2) Yes. Just like Tejas, I would like to strenthen my quant skills : ie maths and statistics that is needed for Economics. Can anybody suggest books to go through? Like NCERT textbooks or 12th Std board textbooks? I have maths in my graduation but did not have it in 12th std. We have simply done interest and operations reasearch and C programming. Which would not help for entrances. Secondly, we have applied statistics and not mathematical statistics. Please give an idea as to which books to use for calculus, Linear algebra etc.

    Thanks…and Looking forward to your informative replies! Cheers!

  847. Kitu Says:

    Listen, do you have any clue about the doctoral placements abroad after you do a masters course in ECO from Univ of Hyd, or Univ of Pune or Univ of Mumbai? IS it necessary tht we do a double masters again after finishing one masters? How is the scene in terms of International doctoral placements after doing an Econ Masters in one of these Universities?

  848. A Says:

    Your question is stupid one.What do you mean by “doctoral placements”?
    This is no placement consultancy.WTF!

  849. Kitu Says:

    Ok A. Sad that you could not comprehend my question!
    Doctoral placements simply mean admissions into Ph.D programmes abroad after doing a masters from these Indian Universities.
    And Mind your language and the tone. No need to display your rudeness on a public forum.

  850. Alex M Thomas Says:

    Dear A,

    Please use language that is appropriate.

    PS: Your identity can be easily known. So, please do support people who pose questions. You need not respsond if you think it is not worthwhile.

  851. The place at the Beach Says:

    Another great post Ive read on this blog.

  852. Ragavendar Says:


    can someone suggest a book for the quantitative economics entrance test that ISI conducts?????? pls

  853. A Says:

    @Alex Thomas: go figure my identity,Sherlock!
    The query was stupid and it deserved bashing.’doctoral placements’,bah!

  854. A Says:

    check the dictionary,dude.
    placements and admissions are not synonyms.so,stop blaming me for faux pas you committed.be clear with what you ask.
    P.S.:i won’t ‘mind my language’

  855. Kitu Says:

    A, I am girl..
    Still, you are not being helpful: both language,manners as well as information wise! No need to laugh at mistakes: be more constructive in rectifying them!
    Thanks Alex for your support. I hope this discussion ends here itself.

  856. A Says:

    @ your query:
    apply for institutes like ISI,D-School and IGIDR where you can get the recommendation for application easily because of the excellent student-teacher ratio,there is a good rapport between the students and the profs.Further,a phd in US/UK require rigorous mathematical approach to econ which these institutes follow.
    i’m not sure about the universities you have mentioned.
    but then,if you are good enough,you’ll get admission anywhere in the world.
    wish you all the luck.

  857. Kitu Says:

    A: Thanks ! Do keep posting :)

  858. Kitu Says:

    Do tell us about the reading list for Univ of HYd, MA entrance? The month, books and the type of questions. Unfortunately, the website is really not at all helpful..

  859. sunny Says:

    hi every body as i am a bba grduate from annamali univeristy {correspondensse} can any help ful soul guide thu the procedure of and eligibility requiremeny for DSE,JNU,……….MA ECO COURSE.AND ABOUT A COACHING OPR PERSAONNAL CLASSES TAKEN BY TECHER FOR THE SAID ENTRANCE EXAM (JNU,DSE).

  860. sunny Says:


  861. Durgesh Says:

    Hi Alex,

    Thanks for the great informative site.

    I need some information on the good econoics university in UK. for masters.

    if anyone visiting this blog can help with some info.. like
    1. Where to find the information
    2. how to apply

  862. sunali singh Says:

    Hi Satya,

    Since you’ve done your MA eco already maybe you can help me. I ma a B. com Hons grad from SRCC Delhi. I have just enrolled in the MA Eco programme in Mumbai Univ. I am finding the Micro a little challenging. Do u think it’s a good idea to continue without being an eco grad or maybe I shoudl switch to M.Com?



  863. sunit Says:

    1.Where to find the information> http://www.rae.ac.uk/Results/qualityProfile.aspx?id=34&type=uoa
    2. how to apply > see British Council website

  864. sunit Says:

    hello Sunny,
    eligible for JNU/DSE/IGIDR only.
    good coaching is available in Delhi. see previous posts for the details of coaching.

  865. sunit Says:

    This is the best book(for intermediate econ level) > “Mathematics for Economists” by Carl P Simon and Lawrence Blume, Viva Books.

  866. sunit Says:

    [[do you have any clue about the doctoral placements abroad]] ….> I infer that u meant “doctoral admissions” … “Doctorla Placements”, to my knowledge, refers to PhD Econ Job Market candidates.

    [[[ IS it necessary tht we do a double masters again after finishing one masters?]]] >> Admn committee of elite econ dept look for rigorous maths in the previous degree of prospective candidates. Univ of Hyd, or Univ of Pune or Univ of Mumbai lacks here. So some ppl do additional Masters in Econ(math heavy, for eg, MSc Econ from LSE) before applying for PhD in top econ dept of western univs. Though exceptional candidates are accepted by them even if they had less rigorous maths(chances are remote)…At least they look for “Calculus” and “real analysis” in the previos coursework…

  867. sunit Says:

    for UK > http://www.rae.ac.uk/Results/qualityProfile.aspx?id=34&type=uoa

  868. Paroma Says:

    I am about to switch from BSc (hons) Economics to BA (general) economics.
    As a general student of eco, will I be eligible for MA Economics in JNU, DSE and IGIDR? Their websites are not very specific and I need to decide fast!
    Also what is the eligibility criteria for msqe in ISI?

  869. c Says:

    hey..i am doing ma in economics can anyone tell me as to how can i apply for my internship and in what all places can i apply…thanks

  870. Akuti Says:

    I am currently pursuing MA economics from IGNOU. will i be eligible for a phd fellowship after this in india or abroad. can i write IES exam after completiong MA from IGNOU?

    Also could you suggest me some books?


  871. sunit Says:

    yes, u can write ies/jrf etc. ignou’s ma econ is recognized for all these exams.

  872. sunit Says:

    one way of applying for intern position is to check the Min of Finance/RBI/Pvt Co. websites

  873. sunit Says:

    u can check the respective websites. They are pretty much clear about eligibility conditions. BA Econ means – BA(Pass)/BA(Hons.).

    Check ISI MSQE Prospectus of 2009-10.

  874. Alex M Thomas Says:

    Apart from RBI and Min of Finance, you could check the websites of CSO, NCAER, IHD, Planning Commission, research institutes etc. It is advisable to talk to profs in your institute, as they usually know people in such places.

  875. c Says:

    thanks a lot Alex and Sunit

  876. sunit Says:

    Pvt. Cos. -> KPMG, Ernst & Young, Deloitte, PwC.

  877. sunit Says:

    Could anyone please help us by uploading the “DSE MA Econ Entrance – 2009″ (option A) question paper.

  878. SUNNY Says:


  879. c Says:

    For DSE u will get the 10 years from DSE itself and for IGIDR they dont provide with 10 years they only provide with a sample paper of the current year from where you get idea…

  880. anand vijay Says:

    myself bba(finance) graduate from bit mesra , ranchi . like to do ma ( eco) either fro dse or jnu. do anyone give me previous entarance year question.

  881. shikha Says:


    I m doing B.A(h)business economics from d.u.can any1 help me out that whether i will be in disadvantaged position for appearing in dse,jnu and igidr

  882. ajit Says:

    Can anybody plz give anydetails of GIPE past entrance papers..

  883. Abhishek Says:

    Hey….i hv got less than 50% marks in BA(hons) Economics, I am intrested in pursuing MA(Eco). IS there any good institute which doesn’t ask for 50% in graduation to fill its form.

  884. Abhishek Says:

    Hey….i hv got less than 50% marks in BA(hons) Economics, I am intrested in pursuing MA(Eco). IS there any good institute which doesn’t ask for 50% in graduation to fill its form.
    Writing exams of good institutes won’t be a problem for me as m conceptually sound in eco.
    If anybody can help me plz..

  885. Abhishek Says:

    I am preparing for isi, can anybody tell me wtah is the intake for MSQE

  886. Fuzail Azmi Says:

    hey everyone,
    i am from science stream ( physics and mathematics main subjects).
    will it be good for choosing option b in dse entrance.

  887. maitrayee Says:

    hey could u please tel me hw u prepared 4 da entrance exm of igidr and also abt da interview.at ur earliest.

  888. maitrayee Says:


  889. Abhishek Says:

    hey alex can u tell me how is dept. of economics of mumbai university…

  890. Kumar Says:

    Am Kumar completed BBA from Icfai University. I want to do my masters in Economics. Can any one tell me am I eligible todo M.A/M.Sc economics? If so, can you suggest me the colleges to which I can Apply? I did M.P.C in my intermediate.

  891. Aswathy Says:

    pls help!!!
    can anybody tell me where to get uoh ma entrance sample papers??
    also when n how to apply!!!
    pls pls pls……..

  892. anandvijay Says:

    I went through the admission criteria, entrance dates of IGIDR and DSE , JNU . The doubt nagging at the back of my head is whether a Bachelor of Management Studies graduate is eligible for applying for the PG in Economics courses for both these Universities. I see B.Com mentioned, but not BBA/BMS.AND will u plz help me to find out link for dse & jnu previous year test paper

    Appreciate if you can help


  893. Swats Says:

    Hi Alex,

    Nice Blog.
    I am interested in Economics , I have done my BA(H) Eco from DU , passed out in 2005, However After that I took admission in NIFT to pursue my MBA in retail Management.I have been working for 1.5 yrs now in retail industry, But my interest lies with the subject, and would want to pursue it further.Can You plz guide me how can I take it forward as It will be complete change of stream for me again, and after pursuing what are the prospects of career as a analyst.

    Need some suggestion.It will great If you could reply.I am very confused.


  894. tanvi Says:

    I plan to give the Gipe entrance this year…and i urgently need to know how to go about preparing for it.I read the posts above but i would like it if u tell me more.Am solving the 11th and 12th Ncert maths books…but that suerly aint enough.Can anyone please tell me in detail how to go about preparing for it?

  895. tanvi Says:

    There are rumours that u get the past papers from the gipe library…but they are rumours…and nothing else.I inquired about it there and they replied in negative.U have to rely on the suggestions give here and on the orkut ka gipe community.I myself am confused bout the preparation for gipe.

  896. jeena mariot xavier Says:

    i’m a student of st.Joseph’s college devagii calicut doing my graduation in economics….final year….i would like to appear for entrance exams in hydrabad central university .which books would you suggest me to refer for the exams…? in micro,macro,and Indian economy….and which all portions are to be covered……??///////

  897. tanvi Says:

    it sucks..better think of other universities.

  898. Manjari Says:

    Name any books better for preaparing Integrated MA Economics Entrance Exam Conducted by IIT MAdras? Any institute offering postal coaching for the same????/

  899. bhanjan Says:

    u can get it frm its campus in h’bad.
    i too hav got it frm d same.

  900. bhanjan Says:

    it’s perhaps 20.

  901. Sabreen Says:

    am a final year student of B.A.economics at farook college under calicut university.I would like to have my PG at Delhi university. i requestyou to give me guidance regarding the texts to be referred. i want to know about the text books and portions to be covered????????

  902. bhanjan Says:

    you can go through these books:
    intermediate microeconomics-hal r. varian (for consumer theory, welare,general equiibrium, public goods, externalities)
    microeconomics: pindyck, rubinfield n mehta ( for theory of production, theory of cost, markets,. general equilibrium n game theory)
    basic statistics by nagar n das or any good writer
    mathematics by sydaster hammond or alpha c. chiang
    for more you can mail me tanhatanhanutan@gmail.com

  903. bhanjan Says:

    sorry. i forgot about
    macroeconomics: dornbusch n fisher (is-lm model, as-ad theory, consumption, investment, exchange rates)
    macroeconomics:n.g.mankiew (growth model, consumption, investment)

  904. bhanjan Says:

    if u hav above 45%, u can get through IGIDR
    n upto my knowledge this is d single best option to u

  905. Ashwin Prakash Says:

    Sriram Academy provides postal coaching.

  906. hiba Says:

    hey bhajan..

    can you please post the entrance papers of hyderabad university.you mentioned that thy are available in the campus nd since am from delhi it ll be tough for me.i ll really appreciate it.
    thanks a ton.

  907. bhanjan Says:

    u can contact me at 9580524027.

  908. tanvi Says:

    Doesnt any one know about GIPE here?

  909. Abhishek Says:

    entrance for gipe is not so tough, if u go thru ur course books dat will b enuf. Like for micro varian and rubinfeld n pindyck, dfs for macro( in macro they ask questions mostly from IS LM), for stat S C gupta wud b more than enuf, u can consult other books lyk nagar n das for sampling that can b beneficial and if u cover R S Bhardwaj other than ncert of 11th n 12th for maths that wud b enuf..

  910. Abhishek Says:

    And there are several short english comprehensions and an essay in the question paper

  911. tanvi Says:

    thanks a lot :*

  912. K. Amitabh Says:

    I am pursuing MA Economics from IGNOU, and last july session i got myself subscribed in this course. I had science background in 12th but foreign language in my graduation, so economics was not there at all but since i had a good interest i have just gone through 12th level ncert books only. Courses material provided by ignou is in too shortcut and not elaborated in the way, i need it.
    Could you please suggest me some of the good books for microeconomic analysis and macroeconomic analysis which is relevant to M.A. Eco of IGNOU? That would be the best help….
    I have searched the net but since i have seen many satisfactory bloggers so searching for a good positive response for me too..

  913. Vaibhav Says:

    hi ,
    i wanna knw 4m whch books r u all preparin 4 d entrance tests!
    n apart frm ISI, DSE, GIPE. IGIDR whch othr colg r gud fr economics..!!
    can u tell me abt MA(eco) in Loyola colg.?

  914. Panchami Says:

    i am currently doing BA economics and i would really appreciate if someone here would help me know if any University in India offers an MA in Econometrics.(apart from madras univ)

  915. anshu bharti Says:

    hey…ya i think Indian Statistical Institute is good for Econometrics.Just check out its site.

  916. Allan Says:

    I am current pursuing B.com(hons) frm SXC(cal) can anyone tell me if i am eligible for ma in economics CHRIST COLLEGE Banglore. Also what is the question paper like for MSE and how to prepare?

  917. julia Says:

    Hey Allan, Im a student at Christ Bangalore. You are definitely eligible.

  918. A Says:

    @Anshu: ISI doesn’t offer any program like MA in Econometrics.its MSQE does have eco’trics courses.

  919. abhishek Says:

    first of all grt site
    please tell where i can get solutions of DSE 2009 entrance for MIB

  920. Allan Says:

    hey thanx :-) . I heard that there are no entrance examz
    and admission is on the basis of ug marks and interview .Well as u might be knowin SXC is autonomous but still under CU . Hence the marking system is still more stringent as compared to other universities. so what will be a good percentage to get in ?

  921. ashish Says:


  922. vivek Says:

    hey i am a student from st xaviers college kolkata. i am pusuing b.com at the moment. am i eligble masters in economics in delhi school of economics and jnu?

  923. julia Says:

    Honestly, getting in is not that difficult. just make sure you have decent marks, the more the better of course but try and keep it above 60%. if you can convince them that you really want to study eco (esp coz ur bcom) then it shld be a breeze.

  924. anshu bharti Says:

    ya…thats right….but i dont think…this kind of specific programme is available in any INDIAN institutions….but you dont worry…MSQE is good…Master of Science (M.S.) in Quantitative Economics is almost equivalent to Econometrics..just go for it!!!

  925. anshu bharti Says:

    “3-year Bachelor’s degree in Economics / Mathematics / Statistics/ Physics or a B.Stat. degree from the Indian Statistical Institute. Engineering graduates are also eligible. Candidates should have knowledge of Economics and Mathematics at the B.A./B.Sc. pass level” – prescribed by ISI admission notice ……..sorry..i think you are not eligible….

  926. T.Aswin Says:

    hi tis is ashu. i am a commerce grad from ossmania university and want to pursue my masters in economics and statics from central university in india.please suggest me some information..

  927. ashish Says:

    in BBM we learn eco /stats /operations reseach …as quantative subjects except accnts nd all …
    so do i have any chance to apply …
    i failed for MSE ..
    with a simple reason to get a call in small quota system …!!
    i hope u gna help me ..!!!

  928. Allan Says:

    Well thanx a lot for evrythin and tc. :-)

  929. prince Says:

    i m doin eco(h) form du
    i m plannin to appear 4 dse,igidr,gokhale,isi,jnu entrancexamz cud u plz plz plz tell me form what material books shud i study. i dont want 2 join any coaching classes plz i vil be vry grateful 2 u.
    plz gie the details of the books,materials

  930. prince Says:

    i m pursuin eco(h) from du
    i m plannin to appear 4 dse,igidr,gokhale,isi,jnu entrancexamz cud u plz plz plz tell me form what material books shud i study. i dont want 2 join any coaching classes plz i vil be vry grateful 2 u.
    plz gie the details of the books,materials

  931. susmita Says:

    Hi Evry1,
    This is Susmita…am a BBA(Finance) 3rd year student under Calcutta University.I have immense interest in Economics.Can a BBA graduate pursue M.A in econs?If yes, which are the universities in India offering the course? Also does one need to be really very good in Mathematics?I scored 85% in ICSE, 93% in ISc and an aggregate of 70% in the 1st and 2nd year of BBA degree.

    Please help.

  932. jyoti singh Says:

    hi i m jyoti
    1-except ISI , is any other university offer MSc in QE programme.
    2-what is the scope in study with world economy.

  933. Anshu jain Says:

    hi… am bcom hons student from srcc…1st year..
    i wanna do ma eco hons from dse..pls can anyone tell me abt these things…:

    1. do bcom students hav ne disadvantages if they go for post-grad in eco..?? in entrances or may b while doing ma..

    2. what kinda difficulties m gonna face being not from ba eco hons…??

    3.how can i prepare for entrance..?? from where i can the coachings….
    do i need to study the whole course of BA…??

    4. i hav got two years b4 my entrance would be… so can any1 tell me in full detail abt preparations and everything…
    and what wud b more beneficial for me… if i take coaching in my 2nd year or in 3rd
    5. pls tell me books i need to study for entrance… is any1 having pdf of those books…

    6. after post grad… in what line economics student go… where they can placed…in which departments of company….
    pls reply….

  934. yashrt Says:

    ok..this is global peice of informatiom..pls read all the earlier messages on this page from 1 to 922…u will get all the information you ever wanted on the M.A eco exam.. only if you dont find it in that then post your query…ita a request

  935. maheshwar Says:

    @Alex M Thomas

    i am presently doing second year marine engg…… i hav an small aim to clear the cat exam …so can u give me an general idea abt how should i study for the exam…i mean how to start preparing for it…

  936. chandra bhushan Says:

    plz anyone send some sample question paper of madras school of economics & gipe on my email. chandra_bhushan070@yahoo.in

  937. yashrt Says:

    Mse and GIPE dont sell their previous yrs papers….GIPE is basic level exam of all macro micro maths etc.. but just at BA level..they have an essay also….which last time was weird…

  938. aditi Says:

    aditi says:

    i m bcom final year student,wantto knw about the time which is enough for the prepration for the entrance of jnu and dse..i really want to make it in dse but i m lil skeptical about the time span requried for the prepration for this…can nybody prepraing or studying for it..tell me the thngs or guide me..
    waiting for reply…

  939. yashrt Says:

    ok.. DSE wants its students to have CRYSTAL CLEAR concepts…and all their questions test that..they merge two totally different concepts to make a question…so..u have to decide…i would say 4 months studies

  940. aditi Says:

    i m reading H.L.AHUJA…
    is dis book enough for the preprartion…and do i need to read all the chapters or emphasis on imp. topic is neccesary…

  941. eshita chauhan Says:

    hi…m a 2nd year eco hons student.. plz cud u temme wat books 2 refer 2 for dse n jnu entrance exam..n also cud u shed sum lite on wat chapters r important…thanks

  942. sakshi vasudeva Says:

    hey alex..

    im saying this from the core of my heart that you ppl are realy doing a great job..
    thanks a lot..
    m in 3 rd year of b.a. economics 4m pune university.
    and jus few months are left for m.a. entrances and im nervous how to go about..
    plz plz plz help me..
    i have got the suggested book.. but m nt able to relate it to the problems asked in the entrances
    please please help me…
    thanks a lot..

  943. susmita Says:

    Hi all,
    Since Calcutta Univ Is not offering M.A Econ to a BBA Grad(i hv a decent score of above 70% in both d yrs)i wanted to know if there are other Univ that would offer M.A(Econ)…Plz note that Am Busines mgt Studnt and not B.com..Whch Univ sud i apply to?And wht is d time fr applying??(am presntly dng 3rd yr, exm due on may or June)
    The posts say bout B.com stdnt, no mntion bout BBA.
    Kindly reply

  944. yashrt Says:

    Dear Sakshi,
    I am yash Thodge..i am also from Pune..incase u need any help in pune..i have entrance exam papers of SIS,SSS,DSE..so if u need it just e mail me..at yashrt@gmail.com..

  945. yashrt Says:

    H.L ahuja is not enough…ur thinking has to be stimulated…so..the books mentioned in this website are the best and the each book has to be read 3 times to get THE idea of the book

  946. aditi Says:

    aditi says…

    varian for micro economics??can u tell me from where i can get the dse papers last 10 years??you are also preparing for the dse?

  947. Amit Says:


    Do you have any idea about how many students join Undergraduate every year?

  948. Amit Says:

    I mean undergraduate courses in India.

  949. bhushan Says:

    if anyone has dse 2009 solution then please send me. chandra_bhushan070@yahoo.in

  950. yashrt Says:

    dse previous papers u will get in DSE xerox shop..u will get all the study matl which u require also there only..

  951. aditi Says:

    ohkk thnxx for telling,m really tense for this now…

  952. bhushan Says:

    when will the notification of madras school of economics come?

  953. jyoti Says:

    hi alex
    plz suggest me some books , so that i should prepair myself for entrance exam in MA(world economy) in JNU.

  954. aditi Says:

    hey wen dse will give notification…???

  955. Michelle Says:

    MSE notification shud be out in a week or so..exam is only held in chennai and is usually in the last week of may. For detailed syllabus refer this link – http://www.annauniv.edu/msc2009

  956. sg Says:


    could sum1 plz mail me sample papers of igidr entrance exams….
    plz plz plz plz…

    email at sgdevilinlove@gmail.com

  957. sruthi Says:

    ca anyone tell me what all books i have to refer for mse,uoh,and jnu.And also can anyone please send me mse samplepapers please to sru.p2000@gmail.com

  958. bhushan Says:

    how is tha ma economics of banaras hindu university?

  959. MS Says:

    I just finished 2nd year B.A Eco(H) and i would be giving entrance exams for M.A next year. Just wanted to know when is the right time to start preparing for these exams?

  960. aditi Says:

    can nyone tell me…which hw to prepare for the essay types ques..for jnu

  961. Sudershan Says:

    What are the cutoff marks of entrance exams gipe & JNU entrance exam (sis & sss).

  962. vibha Says:


    I’m planning to pursue an MA Economics. I’m writing the MSE exam but considering their preference for TN candidates, my chances look slim.
    Can anyone tell me about the quality of the course in St. Joseph’s college, Bangalore?
    I’m aware that there are several colleges better than Josephs, but if I plan to pursue an M.Phil program, the MA Eco from Josephs will be counted right? It is also imperative that I start studying this year, so Josephs is my last resort.

  963. meril Says:

    hi alex,

    do you have previous year MSE , GIPE , UOH AND JAMIA papers?? ..please do send it ..if anyone else also has it … please do send it over here

  964. Sudershan Says:

    Wheather gipe pune entrace is objective type or subjective type.Please tell the topics one should focus on in elementry economics section.

  965. archit Says:

    hi.. can.. can u tell me abt the pattern of hyderabad university……

  966. saakshi Says:

    hiii alex

    can u plz tell wat is the selection crtireia of the entrence xam of jnu……………..i mean wat is the cut off marks ……….ny idea

  967. H. David Konyak@ University of Hyderabad. Says:

    Alex great job…thank u..

  968. vishnu Says:

    dear sir,can u tell me the cost of “WORKOUTS IN INTERMEDIATE MICROECONOMICS” by BERGSTORM &VARIAN.and which is its publisher in india

  969. ritika nahata Says:

    read ur blogs. quiet impressive. but i read a lot of helpin out for jnu dce ..etc.. i wud want sum help for the reference books tht i can use for preparing for masters in eco from ignou.. for the annual examz.! thankyou!

  970. Ebin Says:

    Hello Alex,

    This is Ebin. I would like to know about Madras School of Economics course on Actuarial Econ/Applied Quant Finance/Environ Eco. How good is it? Your suggestions, please?

    Course is offered in colloboration with IGNOU. But it is a full time face to face thing for 2 years.
    Please see the below link:


  971. archit Says:

    when can we expect the results og HCU

  972. aditi Says:

    can nyone tell me..when JNU result for MA in eco. will b out?

  973. Sudershan Says:

    i went thrrough the gipe entrance xzam.but i hav secured 49 waiting.should i expect the admission.please reply asap.

  974. Pallavi Says:

    I’m pursuing B.M.S. third year. Would like to know if I’m eligible to take the MA(eco)entrance test at JNU. Pls suggest other instts where I can apply.

  975. rahul Says:

    hi friends

    can anyone tell me…..is calc or scientific calc’s r alwud in d delhi schl of eco xam …..????

    reply plzzzz

  976. ankita Says:

    hey alex..
    a heartfull thanx 2 u….there r very few ppl who tk the pain of helping others n share their wisdom with others…u r a brilliant economist,literally n a grt person too dat reflects in d way u r trying 2 help aspirants lyk us..thanks a lot again..
    i wud really lyk 2 know wat u r doing rgt nw…rply soon..


  977. prince Says:

    hi alex
    cud u plz tell me abt TERI university in vasant kunj
    regrding its placement,faculty etc

  978. shiuli Says:

    Hi alex….

    I have completed my M.A Economics from Mumbai University and have got a campus placement. I wanted some help regarding NABARD Entrance Exams preparation…Can you help me with that..?
    Like “GENERAL AWARENESS” is vast….from where should I prepare for the same?

  979. shiuli Says:

    Hi alex….

    I have completed my M.A Economics from Mumbai University and have got a campus placement. I wanted some help regarding NABARD Entrance Exams preparation…Can you help me with that..?
    Like “GENERAL AWARENESS” is vast….from where should I prepare for the same?

  980. shruti Says:

    m currently pursuing ba (hons)business economics in delhi university.. iam in 3rd yr rite nw.. m interstd in gvng ma eco entrance exams nxt yr.. is it necessary to go for coaching..? i mean..is it dat much difficult ? or regular self study for one year will b sufficient ?
    der r very few coaching centres in delhi..and i dnt knw which ones are gud..
    i have got lots of help from ur articles..and hope u wil continue ur gr8 work..

  981. john Says:

    Hi All,

    Can anyone tell me how good is the placement record of Madras School of Economics?

    Rollins John

  982. Nissi.G Says:

    Hi everyone. presently I am studing Degree final yr Eco Hons I want to do MA economics in any recognised institution. Can anyone help me to refer which books for clear preparation for the upcoming entrances.And could anyone help in getting the entrance questions of previous yrs including this year’s.

  983. lavanya Says:

    can u plz tell me dat entrance 4 dse nd other colgs of du like srcc,kirorimal, miranda house r seperate or same….

  984. Sonam Says:


    i have enrolled my self in IGNOU university in ma economics(distance education) this year ,, will my degree be treated equivalent to regular course of ma economics.
    After completion of my MA economics(private) will I be eligible for “Indian economic service” entance exam , where they ask for Post garaduate degree as one of the elgibility criteria in eco(though they haven’t mention any thing about regular or private).

    Please Alex or any one else who know this, do reply me as soon as possible.

  985. sunny saurav Says:

    hi sonam,
    IGNOU is one of d best institutes for distance education mode in india n its degree is at par wid any other degree given by a recognised regular institute.so dont worry about validity of ur degree FROM ignou.regarding indian economic services entrance exam,all they want is a MA degree from a UGC recognised institute.whether it is a regular course degree or distance mode degree,it does not matter at all.all r taken at par.best wishes
    sunny saurav

  986. sunny saurav Says:

    hi lavanya,
    the entrance exam is same for admission into DSE or srcc,miranda etc.there r some 100 seats taking all into account.if u clear d DSE entrance test,u will b told to take admission in DSE or any of these institutes like SRCC,MIRANDA etc..but all classes will be taken only AT DSE.

  987. sunny saurav Says:

    hi Nissi.G,
    i recommend u to go through this site…www.economicsentrance.weebly.com this is a very useful site.u will get d name of various books all of them useful.regarding DSE entrance papers,u can get them from DSE photoshop in d campus only.

  988. Poorvi Says:

    I’m doin BSc pass course(eco,stats,comp).. presently in final yr….does it really matter..that i’doin a pc and not an honours program for the preparation of MA eco..Also i’m not gud at maths..how can i improve that and wat exactly is the level of maths required for it??

  989. Vasudha Jain Says:

    Hey I’m a 2nd yr student at SRCC n i jst wanna tell d ppl here that there’s this guy naresh who has a very good reputation as an economics tutor, specially 4 the MA entrances, but he is a complete fraud..i paid him Rs. 10000 to give me home tuitions for macro economics, but he just ran away with the money n never returned. I think he teaches well at his coaching centre bcoz of which he has such a good reputation, but i strongly advise everyone against taking home tuitions from him..n even if u do, DONOT pay him in advance 4 the whole yr!!!

  990. Alex M Thomas Says:

    Thank you Vasudha for sharing this important piece of information.

  991. Alex M Thomas Says:

    Hi Poorvi,

    You should take a look at some of the books mentioned/suggested above. A C Chiang is a good book. So is R D G Allen.

  992. nupur nirola Says:

    am persuing B.A. ECONOMICS HONOURS from punjab university,chandigarh.Since my course is purely theoretical……..i want to persue my postgrad 4m jnu…can i apply in axiom academy in december??????????plz send me the required info

  993. GVV Says:

    Calicut University has introduced some good changes in macro syllabus by incorporating recent Great Recession, alternative arguments by Eugene Fama, Paul Krugman on recession etc .They have brought back an in depth analysis of trade cycles (the topic which disappeared from many Indian Universities syllabi due to too much new classical theories)-Juglar, Kitchin and Kondratieff cycles, RBC, Political business cycles, Friedman and Christina Romer’s view points on Great Depression etc.

  994. Alex M Thomas Says:

    Hi GVV,
    The fact that Calicut University has brought back the analyses of business cycles is certain a welcome move. Does this mean that they will study the works of Kalecki, Steindl, Marx, etc?

  995. sriram Says:

    I am doing my MSC economics here in chennai.I am finding it hard to learn the advance micro and macro economics.I am looking for some one to help me out.Do you know some one.I am disparate for help.i hope to fine some one.I searched and contacted most people no one has time for coaching.

  996. Sunit Says:

    Hyderabad School of Economics (HSE)in the offing.


  997. barun kumar Says:

    can u provide me adress for Mahesh lalwani’s n Naresh sir coaching who prepare for M.A. economics entrance exam in india

  998. Vandana Nenmini Says:

    I am doing B.com now.I’m really interested in doing Development studies.I heard that a base in economics is good ie, MA in economics.I have started preparations only this month.hence i am not too confident.Could you please tell me the best institutions in India which dont require too much of mathematics knowledge?

  999. Sunit Says:

    Reg :
    MA Development Studies

    Course—> http://www.iitg.ernet.in/acad/EligibilityCriteria/ECMA.htm

    Syllabus —> http://www.iitg.ernet.in/acad/Advertisement2010/MA/MA%20PROGRAMME%20DETAILS.pdf

    MPhil Development Studies

    IIT Bombay offers a “MPhil in Planning & Dev.”

  1000. Sunit Says:

    MA Economics offered by many of the instis of high repute invariably ask for knowledge of maths atleast up to 12th level.

  1001. Sayantan Paul Says:


    I am an Elect. engg. from NIT Dgp, and I am preparing for the ISI and DSE programs. I am following the books recommended in this thread, but I am having trouble with the exercises. Also, I have no idea whether i am solving the problems correctly or not. Could someone please help me out??..thnx in advance.

  1002. tanvi Says:

    Hey Sunit, amazing links, man! Thanks. By the way, TISS is also very good for development studies. Also there are CDS institutes in India. Google them out and you’ll get the info.

  1003. tanvi Says:

    Sayantan, check out the website http://www.economicsentrance.com and contact Prof.Amit Goyal there.

  1004. Sayantan Paul Says:

    Tanvi, I checked out the website, but could find no ref. to Prof. Amit Goyal..I have bought a few books for macro and micro..could u plz tell me which chapters/sub-topics to study from them..

    Macro – mankiw, dornbusch fisher, branson
    Micro – varian, pindyck rubyfield, fergusson gould, ryan pearce

  1005. Sayantan Paul Says:

    Found the website…but am still unclear on which chapters to study..

  1006. tanvi Says:

    Check out the top of this page. Prof Amit Goyal has been mentioned. He is on orkut too.
    You ask him about the books and chapters as well. He is more reliable.

  1007. tanvi Says:

    Here. You fill up this page and he would reply to you.

  1008. Sayantan Paul Says:

    @tanvi..thanks a lot for your help

  1009. Sohail Ahmad Says:

    Hii everybody……..

    M preparing for this years MA Eco. Plz let me know the link of KEY OF WORKOUTS IN INTERMEDIATE MICROECONOMICS. Its urgent. In case, you have this book already, plz mail me at sohailahmads@gmail.com. Thanx in advance.

  1010. naina mittal Says:

    yes vasundhra u r absolutely correct,naresh sir is a fraud…even i had a similar kind of experience years ago,for m.a coaching go to vibhas sir,he teaches in nda shakti nagar…very helpful and not at all money minded… great teacher

  1011. Namrata Says:

    Could any one guide me as to what are the prospects of MA eco in corporate sector?

  1012. ankit Says:

    hi people,
    i have a BTech degree from a premiere indian college.I am planning to give my MA entrance test this year.My final aim is to get admission in a good PhD program abroad. would DSE be better or ISI be better to get into an PhD program.
    also suggestions for good reading material for the entrance examinations are welcome.Is is necessary to go to a coaching for the entrance exams (my maths is good).

  1013. Ankit Says:

    Sohai try scribd.com they have a copy

  1014. Sunit Says:

    Namrata Says:
    January 22nd, 2011 at 7:25 pm
    Could any one guide me as to what are the prospects of MA eco in corporate sector?

    see this link – http://www.aeaweb.org/students/Careers.php

    Excerpts :

    Although the economics major does not provide training for specific occupations, it provides the logical structure that pays off in understanding the big picture, the context for entering several fields in the corporate world. Its emphasis on logical thought and problem solving skills has universal value. Many employers seek to hire graduates with these skills.

    Economics graduates with good analytic and communication skills find employment with consulting firms. McKinsey & Company, Boston Consulting Group, Bain & Company, Accenture, Charles Rivers Associates, Mathematica Policy Research, and NERA Economic Consulting are examples. Analysts with consulting firms often work with data, develop models of specific markets, and provide testimony in public hearings and in lawsuits. Many graduates find that a few years experience with a consulting firm is a good lead into an MBA, law program, or graduate study in economics

  1015. Sohail Ahmad Says:

    Hi all… I am pursuing BBS (H)3rd yr from Jamia Millia Islamia… I had PCM in +2 and have got Economics and Statistics as a paper and specialisation in Business studies. I wanna know whether i am eligible for ISI and JNU world economy…. I am quite confused….. plz help me out.

  1016. ankit Says:

    Hi people,

    Could anyone please put up some date regarding the placement of the passing batch at DSE and ISI in graduate programs and jobs.


  1017. Sohail Ahmad Says:

    Hi….Can anybody let me know the cut-off of DSE and JNU last year for MA Eco….. It would be really appreciable…

  1018. akash Says:


    my question actually pertains to FREE TRADE THEORY:::

    i wanted your help in answering my question : using econometric tools ;if we wanted to show whether free trade has influenced GDP(Y) of india by improving it then if GDP (Y) is the dependent variable what will be the explanatory variables to show the influence FTA has on GDP through Net exports? will there be any dummy variables?

  1019. MINI RAI Says:


  1020. Alex M Thomas Says:

    Hi Mini,

    Are you looking for economic history of India or for the world?

  1021. Alex M Thomas Says:

    Hi Akash,

    By free trade, if you mean the liberalization of foreign trade, one way of going about it is to look at the coefficient (slope) GDP had with Net Exports (X-M) before and after the FTA. See if there is a ‘structural break’. But, owing to specification issues, it will be difficult to prove this conclusively.

  1022. MINI RAI Says:


  1023. ashita das Says:

    Hi Sir!
    iam unable to urderstand the chap ” buying and Selling”.I could get the term”endowment”?

  1024. Alex M Thomas Says:

    Hi Mini,

    The standard book for this is Economic History of India by R C Dutt. But, if you are looking for specific topics, you might have to consult other authors and their works.


  1025. Alex M Thomas Says:

    Hi Ashita,

    Could you state your doubt more clearly. Did you mean to say that you have not understood the idea of ‘endowment’ properly?


  1026. mini rai Says:

    Thanx 4 rply

  1027. Sunit Says:


    A +2 student wanted to become an Economist. I told that person to begin by an undergrad course in Math/Statistics(pref ISI’s BStat) and then go for masters in Econ..

    Your opinion on this piece of advice !

    ISI – BStat (Hons) Course Structure
    First Year
    Semester I : Statistical Methods I, Probability Theory I, Analysis I, Vectors & Matrices I,
    Computational Techniques & Programming I

    Semester II : Statistical Methods II, Probability Theory II, Analysis II, Vectors & Matrices II,
    Computational Techniques & Programming II.
    Second Year
    Semester I : Statistical Methods III, Probability Theory III, Analysis III, C & Data Structures,
    Economics I.
    Semester II : Statistical Methods IV, Elements of Algebraic Structures, Economic Statistics & Official Statistics, Demography (half semester) and SQC & OR (half semester), Economics II.
    Third Year
    Semester I : Linear Statistical Models, Statistical Inference I, Sample Surveys, Differential Equations,Economics III.
    Semester II : Introduction to Stochastic Processes, Statistical Inference II, Design of Experiments, Statistics Comprehensive, Database Management Systems.

  1028. Alex M Thomas Says:

    Hi Sunit,

    To become an economist, one need not necessarily study a full course in mathematics/statistics. They will teach you only tools. But, to make sense of the economy, one needs to have a idea of laws, institutions, politics, history, anthropology, philosophy, logic, etc alongside statistics and mathematics. However, these days, to get through a supposedly good PhD program in economics in the US, they unfortunately prefer candidates with maths or physics backgrounds. This, in my opinion, in no way guarantees that the person is a good economist. So, powers of observing the economy/society around us cannot be taught in any course. They have to be learnt through a variety of ways. As Keynes said, economic theory is only a guide to thinking about issues.

    So, to become a ‘good’ economist, one can study at DSE, JNU, ISI, UoH, MSE, GIPE, etc.

  1029. Sunit Says:

    Yeah true.

  1030. pratigya gupta Says:

    please refer me some basic book to study “international economics” which will also helpful in preparation for JNU(SISexam)

  1031. mini rai Says:

    sir ,
    could u plz mail me d past papers of JNU exam (SIS& SSS) both .

  1032. Shalini Says:

    Hi Alex,I am a MA economics aspirant and was wondering if you could clear these doubts:
    1. To apply at UoH, do we have to contact the university via phone/mail to enquire about the entrance or do they put up a notice on the website?
    2. Also, does IGIDR have negative marking?

  1033. Alex M Thomas Says:

    Hi Shalini,
    1) UoH will notify the students in The Hindu newspaper. In addition, its website will also put up a notice.
    2) Yes, IGIDR does have negative marking.

    All the best with the entrances!


  1034. Alex M Thomas Says:

    Hi Mini,
    You will be able to get the past question papers from JNU. This option is available in their application form. Or, you will have to personally go to JNU library.


  1035. Alex M Thomas Says:

    Hi Pratigya,

    International Economics by Robert Feenstra and Alan Taylor (2007) is an excellent book.


  1036. Shalini Says:

    Thanks a lot!! :)

  1037. ashutosh Says:

    plz plz tell me the jnu xam pattern..is there(like dse) maths and economics demarcation too??

    coz that would mean to me just studying maths and clearing all the xams :)

    kindly post a link to sample paper if available :)

    thanx in advance

  1038. mini rai Says:

    Thank U so much!

  1039. Bibhuti Ranjan Mishra Says:

    Hi alex I m really happy by looking yr site…Its really a good job to disseminate information and patron youngsters to read & love economics….I thank u….

  1040. Ashwin Prakash Says:

    Dear Alex

    Firstly, I want to take this opportunity to commend you on this really resourceful website. Its tremendously helpful for young aspiring economists in India.

    My query is, what is your opinion of Pondicherry University. From this year onwards, they are going to start a 5 year integrated MSc. program in Economics. Would it be a good thing to pursue, or is it always better to pursue one’s undergraduate and graduate degrees in different places?

    Also, can you please elaborate the difference between a BSc and BA or MA and MSc degree in Economics. Of what I have searched only the University of Calcutta, and few other private colleges offer a BSc & MSc. degree whereas most Universities and Colleges offer BA & MA.

    Thanking You
    With Regards
    Ashwin Prakash

  1041. richa Says:

    hey guys..
    cn u tell me why is there two options in dse…
    i mean the syllabus will be the same..and degree will the same..a maths guy can sit on both options..while a nonmaths cant..this way..a nonmaths guy would be at a disadvantage both at entrance and the academic course.please shed some light on this topic..
    do reply..

  1042. Parijat Says:

    Can you please tell me which chapters of Fundamental Methods of Mathematical Economics (Chiang-4th Ed) should i go through for DSE and JNU entrance exams?
    P.S. – I’m a Physics major!

  1043. srishti Says:

    hi alex..how u??
    in btw the flood of questions to u i wana add a bucket of mine too
    can u pls tell me how is punjab university for m.a in eco????
    and what is the selection process of ISI..as in what si the cut off for maths n eco sections??..how many to attempt there to get cleared??…
    hope tsunami wont have come so m waiting for ur reply
    keep smiling tc…:)

  1044. Reetika Says:

    Hi Alex,

    Can you please tell me when are the UoH entrance forms out?

  1045. Sahib Says:

    Ne idea frm where can I gt jnu SSS answers of 2010? All mcqs
    Plz reply asap

  1046. richa Says:

    what could be the possible cutoffs for dse???
    now they wont b conducting entrance na?

  1047. tom Says:

    hii alex ,
    wat are the cut offs of UoH MA economics paper ??
    I juzt need a rough idea……
    please help

  1048. Alex M Thomas Says:

    40 is a safe score. However, it depends on what the highest score is.

  1049. Alex M Thomas Says:

    Hi Richa,
    For DSE, try and score as much as you can. I had thought 40 is a safe bet; but, it need not be. Because, it depends on the performance of your competitors.

  1050. Alex M Thomas Says:

    Hi Reetika,
    The UoH forms are not yet out.

  1051. Alex M Thomas Says:

    Hey Reetika,
    Today I checked and the forms are out. They can be downloaded from



  1052. Kalyan Says:

    Hey Alex, I’m a newbie. I want to do my pg in Economics. I’m a Management grad. So what must I do next? Is there any openings yet? What are the books that I must be well versed with to get through the entrance examinations? Pls guide me.
    Thank you.

  1053. Athar Raza Says:

    hi guys it really works a lot for economics aspirants. so very-very thanks to Alex and Amit Goyal.

    Thank you.

  1054. Tom Says:

    hii alex ,
    wat are the cut offs of UoH MA economics paper ??
    I juzt need a rough idea……
    please help

  1055. wajda Says:

    i m new to this blog. but really impressed….i want to knw how is calcutta university for ma economics?????

  1056. divya Says:

    Hi alex,
    Is there any way that I can get d previous years’ JNU papers for SSS & SIS online?cuz the last date for getting them from the campus has passed,n since im an outstation student,i couldn’t manage to get them.

  1057. jyoti jindal Says:

    hi alex
    i missed out the last date for downloading the aplication form of mse( madras school of economics) for ma economics . can anybody help me out??

  1058. Tom Says:

    MSE application process strtrd frm may 2nd only, i think last date is in june

  1059. jyoti jindal Says:

    bt i think entrance is scheduled in june

  1060. jyoti jindal Says:

    @ alex
    can we apply online for uoh ? when is the last date for applying?
    plz.. do rply

  1061. Tom Says:

    yup…MSE xam on 18th 19th june….i think

  1062. jyoti jindal Says:

    anybody having mse application form for ma economics ?
    in case yes plz let me knw

  1063. Tom Says:

    for MSE….. chk d link below

  1064. Lovekesh Says:

    Hi Alex and other economics freaks
    i am impressed by the interest this blog generated. I am also interested in studying economics and finance and wants to pursue a job as financial analyst in some Good Investment bank. What do you think, which course is better, DSE(M.A ECONOMICS) or ISI (M.S.Q.E) for the above mentioned job profile. I am studying engineering in NIT.

  1065. divya Says:

    hi alex,
    what’s the expected cut-off fr IGIDR this yr(considering the fact that there ws no -ve marking..also,by when do they announce the results?

  1066. john Says:

    Madras School of Economics has released the admission notice for MSc-Gen Eco & Fin Eco. Check out the following link;



  1067. Tom Says:

    How was this yrs ISI paper ??
    How many attempts possible in maths part ???

  1068. pratigya singh Says:

    Sir ,
    plz suggest me some bk of Macroeconomicsfor prep of DSE, ISI ,JNU. (contents of Dorbush n fisher r not same as DU macroeconomics course) .It does’nt contain Harror Domar model ,solow model .plz rply soon .Thnx in advance.

  1069. jyoti jindal Says:

    @john thanks

  1070. jyoti jindal Says:

    entrance test for mse and mumbai university is on same date. wch one is better for ma economics?

  1071. sohail ahmad Says:

    Hey evrybody……How was the JNU SSS test….i attempted just 55..Did not try confusing questions….guess, this year they asked not so many ques from Consumer behaviour…. My chances are already bleak……whats about u????

  1072. john Says:

    Madras School of Economics has released the admission notice for MSc-Applied Quantitative Finance/Environmental Economics/Actuarial Economics. Check out the following link;


  1073. john Says:


    Compare the course structure, faculty list, placement records(if any), research opportunities. Given below are some links that give you an idea of the syllabus followed by MSE and MU;

    – MU curriculum ( Though I am not too sure that this the one followed by the regular stream, didn’t look quantitative enough)

    http://www.mse.ac.in/pgcurriculum.asp – MSE curriculum

    I hope it helps you to choose.

    All the best

  1074. Lakshmi Says:

    hi alex
    i’ve cleared the IGIDR entrance test for M.PHIL Economics….cud you help me on how to prepare for the interview?

  1075. Nimisha Says:

    Hi Alex
    Can You please mail me the workbook of Varian?

  1076. ankit Says:

    I was wondering if anyone could help me….
    Is Game theory included in the course of DSE entrance examination?

  1077. ankit Says:

    Also, I would be really grateful if someone could shed some light on the cut offs for the DSE entrance exams for the past few years.

  1078. ankit Says:

    Dear Nimisha,
    You can try Scribd.com. Though not strictly legal they have a decent collection of e-books.

  1079. Arun Says:

    can I get previous yeaars question papers of Madras school of economics?exam is on 19th.Plz help me

  1080. Arun Says:

    Hi,I have written hyderabad.How was it for you all?How much will be the cut off?

  1081. Yeshvi Says:

    I got an interview call from IGIDR.I am from a mathematics background.I wanted to know how good the institute is as a couple of my friends left it last year after joining.Also,it would be great if someone could tell me the kind of questions they ask for students from non-economics background..is it purely economics based or as in my case from pure maths?

  1082. D Says:

    Mr. Thomas,

    1. I have the admit from GIPE for Masters in financial Economics,but I’m not sure how feasible the course is in providing benchmark for further studies (abroad), as it lacks any precedence.Course structure(tentative) is very much in parallel to the LSE’s Masters in Economics and Finance.So,would it be wise to consider tenure track at GIPE?

    2.Out of GIPE,MSE and UoH which has excellent research community?

    D :)

  1083. anurag Says:

    hi alex
    i think i wont get admission this year in dse or jnu as i screwed up my xams :(
    can u please suggest some good private colleges who accept candidates from bba background.

  1084. anika Says:

    hi alex,
    its good to see someone thinking of others benefits without any interest of his own.okay.m in srcc.im really fond of macro economics.subjects like stats n maths bug me big tym.i have a phobia for maths. but still i plan to do my masters wid majors in macroeco.do v have any university or college in india which focuses only on macro eco?

  1085. Alex M Thomas Says:

    Hi Anika,
    Thank you for your kind comments.
    Math is certainly necessary to do economics at a professional level in today’s world. However, if your interest is macroeconomics (political economy, development, etc) which use only basic math, consider University of Hyderabad, where the option is left to the student to pursue math or less math. Their course outline is provided in their website.

  1086. Alex M Thomas Says:

    Hi Anurag,
    Why don’t you consider IGNOU’s Master’s in Labour and Development? Also, you can apply in other institutes such as UoH, GIPE, MSE, IGIDR, etc.


  1087. anika Says:

    thanks alex..
    lastly,i wish to do masters in international business eco/business eco..would maths b a big deal in dese courses>?

  1088. Alex M Thomas Says:

    For the courses you mention, math would be a pre-requisite.

  1089. anika Says:

    i am still confused.i am from humanities background.though,i manage to score well always but it gives me a lot of stress n tentions.do u think i should persue(eco) further?
    i have tried finding d course structure for international eco.bt dey dont actually tell me abt the kind of maths.is the math really tough at d post grad level?
    i basically want to do something concrete and not developmental economics. but at the same time i dont want to stress myself too much with a subject lyk maths.do i have any other option after ba hons economics?(i dnt want to do mba)

  1090. ashima Says:

    i was wondering if anyone could help me!!!!!!!!!
    i am a student of eco honours from du.
    i have just completed my 1st year….
    i wanna pursue m.a in eco from dse……..
    can anyone tellme should i take coaching right from the 2nd year and if yes then where?

  1091. Alex M Thomas Says:

    Economics is certainly a good option, especially job wise. Coming from a humanities background should be your strength. Economics requires people who are humane and not people who are only good at math. After all, economics is about people.

    Today, several schools across the world are questioning the increasing mathematization of economics; however, one needs basic mathematical skills.

    What do you mean when you say you want to do something “concrete”?


  1092. manmeet singh ajmani Says:

    I just cracked jnu(world economy)ppr.
    I want to ask abt its placement and future prospects?

  1093. anurag Says:

    hi alex,
    i am a bit confused. i have given CUCET for MSE and results are out. but the problem is that its not showing the merit list, its just showing the scorecard. i have applied for both general and financial economics but the scorecard is showing result only for financial economics which states 19/35 in part1 and 41/65 in part2. i am not sure whether i am selected or not… do u have any idea how many students they call for counseling?

  1094. abhishek Says:

    i have completed BBA from GGSIPU 2006-2009 batch and have done fellowship from insurance institute of india mumbai. i am interested in pursuing economics as a career and want to be a lecturer. my dob is 21/12/1989. i have not filled any forms this year. would it be feasible to drop a year now and appear for the masters next year. please advice.

  1095. Satish Says:


    I too have given CUCET this year and secured 62/100. AS per the info from CUCET website mert list will be placed by the individual universities . I guess it should be out before 9th or 10th as councelling is scheduled on 12th. Lets see. If anyone gets any info from MSE reg councelling plesae do share . . .

  1096. ankit Says:

    I just got through DSE entrance. Could someone tell me about this years placements to PhD programs in US.

  1097. abhishek Says:

    i have talked to the mse personnel and they have informed that the complete list will be published on their website by 11th. n they have scheduled the counseling for 12th which sounds very absurd to me. how can they expect a person living in delhi or calcutta to reach chennai in just 1 day not all of us can afford flights.

  1098. Anonymous Says:

    @Abhishek.. Cant get any wierd than this,even if MSE publishes the list on 11th, still might not be possible to reach for counselling to MSE even by flight. My guess is MSE wanting only local candidates to get admission.

  1099. Anonymous Says:

    I called MSE on 5th, they were supposed to release merit list on 7-8 july

  1100. anurag Says:

    don’t know dude what does mse people want…!!! i haven’t got admsn anywhere else. so i guess i have to drop the year or take admission in amity or something then prepare for du n jnu entrance exam next year.

  1101. Anonymous Says:


    I cant even understand what is counselling being held for, when choices have already been given by candidates in the application form. Cant MSE just put up the merit list and ask the selected candidates by e-mail whether they are still intesrested to join or not.

  1102. Satish Says:

    MSE Merit list is out. Placed on their website.Below is the info

    The cut-off marks for the two courses for different categories is given below:
    M.Sc. in General Economics M.Sc. in Financial Economics
    General: 72 General: 70
    OBC: 47 OBC: 45

  1103. anurag Says:

    i didn’t make it into mse also :(
    now i have to take admission in amity and prepare for du n jnu entrance exams for next year. please advice some good coaching institute in delhi. please.

  1104. Alex M Thomas Says:


    Try and be in touch with Amit Goyal who conducts entrance coaching every year. He facilitates preparation through various online means. The address of his website can be found on top of this page.

    Did you apply in HCU or GIPE this time?

    All the best!

  1105. John Says:


    Did you appear for the MSE-IGNOU course being conducted at MSE?

    @Abhishek, Satish

    Those who are not able to make it till the counseling date, reach out to the student office at MSE, give some valid reason and postpone the counseling date. I managed to get my counseling dates postponed when I had got through last year.

  1106. anushka Says:

    Does Amit sir also conduct offline coachng in delhi? if yes , where?

  1107. anurag Says:

    i have contacted amit sir’s website and am waiting for his reply. i did not appear for any other exam other than jnu du n mse. :(
    thanks a lot for your wishes. emailid- anurag211289@gmail.com

  1108. anurag Says:


    i want to know the same thing if u get any updates please email me. my id is anurag211289@gmail.com
    i would personally prefer offline classroom coaching as i am not from economics background and would also like to check the level of competition and would liek to clear my doubts face to face.

  1109. Vasudha Says:

    Anurag, why don’t u try ecopoint or NDA? Both of them provide coaching in delhi university’s north campus.

  1110. rohit Says:

    hey can someone send me a pdf of dse MA Economics syllabus for entire course.(I dont want entrace test syllabus but the syllabus for the entire course..like modules and books requirement)..if someone has it he can upload it somewhere and post the link here Pleasee or my email is

  1111. Alex M Thomas Says:

    Hi Rohit,

    The details of the modules can be found in this handbook: http://www.econdse.org/admission2011/hb2011.pdf

  1112. anurag Says:

    thanks a lot for the info. i was able to contact the ecopoint guys but could not find any contact to nda. if u have their contact can u please post it. thank you :)

  1113. Vasudha Says:

    @ Anurag
    The teacher’s name is Vibhas. I’ve heard that he’s good except for the fact that he cancels classes very often.

  1114. anurag Says:


    thanks a lot :)
    u appearing for the same..!!

  1115. Vasudha Says:

    @ Anurag
    U r welcome!
    Yes, I just finished my 2nd yr..am gonna sit for all the exams next yr :)
    I’ve decided to rely on self study for the time being..

  1116. divisha goyal Says:

    helloooooo !!!!i m in 3rd yr studying eco hons from hansraj college….
    Can any 1 tl me which is better option among amit goyal sir classes , eco point, naresh sir classes for m.a coaching preparations????????
    hws every 1…which institute is d best??? what abt eco point??anyone????any idea??? reply asap……..
    thank you for the website alex…..:-p

  1117. Vasudha Says:

    Hi divisha, I’m also about to begin with my 3rd year at SRCC. i just wanna warn u against naresh..i paid him 10000 bucks to teach me macro in 2nd year and he simply ran away with it after 2-3 classes. He is a BIG cheat n he doesn’t teach well either.

  1118. sunny saurav Says:

    hello!!i m also waiting 4 my 2nd year results of eco hons from DU.planning to give ma eco entrance exam next year but dont want to take any coaching.just relying on self study.so how r u going to start wid d preparation?is self study a good idea?

  1119. sunny saurav Says:

    hey can anyone tell me where will i get d last 10 year entrance papers of JNU?does anyone mail me this year paper of DSE,JNU,MSE and GIPE…plzz plzz..do send it..my email ID is sunny.massmedia@gmail.com.
    all d best to 2nd year DU students..just hoping sabka results achcha aayei…

  1120. Vasudha Says:

    Hi Sunny..self study seems to be a good idea to me right now. I have begun preparing from the books listed on this website and on economicsentrance.weebly.com. I think it should work out fine.
    You can buy the previous year papers either from JNU itself or from the SRCC xerox shop..you can also order them from primeeducation.org.

  1121. sunny saurav Says:

    thank u so much 4 ur prompt reply!!all d very best to u for ur preparation.even i m doing d same.will u also appear 4 IGIDR?i wanted to know which books to study for IGIDR entrance test since its not being given anywhere on d website.

  1122. Vasudha Says:

    @ sunny
    yup i’m planning to give dse, isi, jnu, igidr & gipe. I believe we must brush up school level maths for igidr..n since they ask english and logical reasoning, i guess u could prepare for those sections from any CAT book.
    All the best to you too :)

  1123. sunny saurav Says:

    today i went to D school and i got the last year papers of DSE n JNU.thank u so much again..:)even i m planning to give all these exams.it is really tough,although not impossible,to handle 3rd year syllabus of economics along with MA entrance preparation.but still,lets not lose hope..n stay inspired n focussed till very last..:)

  1124. Vasudha Says:

    @ sunny
    u r most welcome :)
    n u r right..i hope we can make it. Let’s keep visiting this blog occasionally so that v can keep comparing notes :)
    good luck!

  1125. Mohit Says:

    Hey dudes and dudettes, out of nowhere i took Economics Honours this year. But now i have really started enjoying the subject. and as well its my only choice now. since i am a complete rookie, I have no idea which books to refer. I know you all have told some books but i already got “Principles of Eco- Case and Fair” as prescribed in DU undergraduate program, I plan to get Varian but not so fast. Maybe next year. Rest all i can do. So in short, I just want to know if Case and Fair is sufficient for a complete novice and it been just a few days taking up this subject ?

  1126. Ekta Says:

    Hey everyone… I am from non eco background and wish to pursue pg in economics. I am looking for regular coaching in north campus. plz suggest some 2 me…! I took some papers dis year but didnt get thru…Is der anyone else from noneco background who’s planning to take exams nxt year..??

  1127. sunny saurav Says:

    i m trying to solve last year papers of D school,but u know..d problems of probability in statistics r really tough to handle.i really need ur advice regarding it.did u know any book especially for enhancing my skills at problems of PROBABILITY?

  1128. Vasudha Says:

    Hi sunny..i think a good place to begin is the NCERT books of class 11 n 12. Do permutations & combinations also. If u have RD sharma or some other reference book then use them instead of ncert. The questions in rd sharma r brilliant..
    Then u can move on to karmel and polasek (it doesn’t have questions but the theory is gr8) & finally freund.
    These are the books that i have been using & my concepts in probability hv become strong so this is what i can suggest..

  1129. sunny saurav Says:

    thank u so much vasudha!!!i hope i can start wid rd sharma.it really feels nice that we both can interact through this platform.one more question?do we need to cover up whole syllabus of 11th n 12th maths for brushing up our maths skills or only selected topics for ma entrance exams?

  1130. Vasudha Says:

    Hey sunny..yea, a big thanks 2 alex 4 this blog :)
    I’m not quite sure about that bt i think v should do sets, functions, calculus & probability thoroughly..n jst the basic concepts frm sequences n series, binomial theorem & mathematical induction. Can’t see how trigonometry, 3-D geometry etc can be useful..

  1131. sunny saurav Says:

    thank u friend.:)even i feel trigonometry n 3 D can be left out since it is not useful for entrances.when i see past year papers,i feel sets,functions,matrices,determinants,limits,continuity n calculus r really important.i think we also need to have some amount of general awareness of economy for JNU entrance exam as they ask questions from GK.what do u say?

  1132. Vasudha Says:

    @ sunny
    no problem :)
    even i think those are the topics that we need to do.
    i’ve heard that jnu’s pattern was changed last yr..i haven’t seen the question papers of 2010 & 2011..were there any gk questions or have they done away with that now??
    By the way i came across a book titled ‘a first course in probability’ by sheldon ross. it seemed really good to me. maybe u could take a look at it & see if u like it..

  1133. sunny saurav Says:

    cant say about 2011…but i have seen d JNU paper of 2010 and there were 7 such questions out of 100.so not a big deal.some questions were like..”which country has d highest external debt today?”or like “who was d noble prize winner in d field of economics in 2009?”..i think we should try to have a look at 2011 paper or ask our seniors regarding d pattern.in any case,i m optimistic,we can prepare..:):)
    ok!!i will try to get this book n then tell u my experience of reading it..:):)

  1134. Vasudha Says:

    Ohkay..well then we do need to prepare for that. Thanks :)

  1135. Himadri Chakrabarty Says:

    Can u tell me about the job opportunities in JNU,UoH…..???
    hwz Tata institute of social sciences for eco pg…nd job opportunities??

  1136. Akash Krishnan Says:

    Hi Alex,
    I must say that your website is extremely impressive and a must visit for all lovers of the Economic Science. I am currently pursuing MA Economics and I am following ‘Mathematical Microeconomics’ by Henderson and Quandt and Macroeconomics authored by WH Branson……what is your take on the level of these books??? Also, do you have any idea of the FPM programme offered by the IIMs….. I am considering applying for the FPM Programme with specialisation in Industrial Organization….Would the FPM be the right choice or would a Ph D be better after Master’s

  1137. gurleen kaur Says:

    hey alex…

    hi, m a 2nd year business economics student at DU and i am aiming for MA ECO. …. and i was reading dornbusch fischer and mankiw for macro. …. bt i was nt confident that are these the ryt ones for entrance…. bur after going through your blog site not only m confident bt also hv gained so much info. from which i was so aloof …. thanks! :) and yes i wanted to ask u 1 thing m doing macroeco- both basic and applied , basic econometrics in this(2nd year) bt i dont knw when and how to revisit microeco-basic and applied , stats, maths coz i had done these papers in my 1st year … and i feel that now i should start my real preparations 4 MA ECO entrance along with my semesters….. so pls guide…..

  1138. anna Says:

    can any1 plzz tell me wat books to refer for entrance of jnu’s ma political science(international relations)

  1139. pooja Says:

    hey guys…..firstly reading all these comments has given me immense satisfaction….i thought am the only one struggling to manage 3rd year along with ma entrance preparations…..but i guess we all are riding on the same boat…..:)
    guys….right now m focusing more on 3rd year nd i plan to devote all my time to ma preprtn in October and dec-jan holidays…..is it the right strategy???????and let me kno if i can share my problems(numerical) on various subjects here on this site?
    and please keep posting ur views here…it helps connecting to like minded ppl…..thanks so much:)…

  1140. Vasudha Says:

    Hi Pooja,
    plz do post ur problems here..it’ll be good practice for the rest of us too :)
    by the way r u taking any coaching for the entrances?

  1141. pooja Says:

    yup vasudha….i have joined vibhas sir’s coaching….vasudha do we need to refer extra books beyond those mentioned on this site?

  1142. Vasudha Says:

    @ Pooja
    go thru all the comments on this blog..ppl have suggested many books. i guess u could study the main books first n then do the previous year papers to see if u r able to solve them. if u have time after that/ u r unable to do questions on some topic, u could look at other books..

  1143. sunny saurav Says:

    hello vasudha….
    coming here after a long time.got to see d book sheldon ross probability as told by u.n i must say it is a good book.now probability does not seem like a nightmare.thank u:):)hope ur studies must be going on nicely.
    can we get d last year papers of hyderabad university,madras school of economics,IGIDR etc from D SCHOOL photocopy SHOP???any idea about this??

  1144. sunny saurav Says:

    placements in jnu and uoh r definitely good although DSE,ISI n IGIDR r d best for placements.this is my own opinion.now as far as TISS is concerned,it does not give any master degree in economics.there r programmes like ma in social work,ma in development studies,ma in globalisation etc in TISS,but not definitely a course fully focussed like ma in economics.but yes,TISS is definitely a good institute n placements r really good if u study there in these masters programmes.

  1145. Alex M Thomas Says:

    Hi Sunny,
    Thanks for your useful comments. Previous papers of Hyderabad University papers can be found on their website, if I am not mistaken. IGIDR papers cannot be got anywhere (same for MSE, I think). Although, it is possible that these question papers might be available in the respective institutes.


  1146. gurleen kaur Says:


    smbdy guide meeee…….
    m a 2nd year business economics student at DU
    i dont knw when and how to revisit microeco-basic and applied , stats, maths coz i had done these papers in my 1st year … and i feel that now i should start my real preparations 4 MA ECO entrance along with my semesters….. so pls advice….….

  1147. sunny saurav Says:

    2nd year is definitely d right time to work over your foundations of micro,macro,stats n maths.dont be too concerned at this time as u need to pass ur main papers of DU also n u always have 3rd yaer wid u to cover up d syllabus of MA eco.but i will advise u to utilise ur dussehra holidays{1 oct to 9 oct} and winter break{possibly 20 days break in december} in revising all u have already read in 1st year
    best wishes!!!!!!!!

  1148. sunny saurav Says:

    hello alex,
    thank u so much 4 ur reply. i have been an ardent admirer of yours.this platform is definitely a boon for all economics students like me where we can interact and ask our problems n get solutions.:)


  1149. Angeline Says:

    hello alex,
    This might sound odd but I’m a Bsc.(IT) grad and want to pursue my further education in Economics background. I’ve been through the eligibility criteria of many ivy league colleges and except for DSE i don’t think i’m eligible for any other institutes like ISI, JNU,etc. I really wanna make my career in this field so will be glad if you could suggest me some names of colleges that might approve my qualification or will these colleges(DSE, ISI, JNU, JMI,ETC.) accept my grad as i’ve studied engineering level mathematics in my bachelors.

  1150. Vasudha Says:

    Hi Sunny,
    Like alex said, the past year papers are not available. We’ll have to do with the sample questions that these institutes have provided.
    My preparation is going slow :(
    I guess I’ll have to drop a year.
    How is yours going?

  1151. sunny saurav Says:

    hi vasudha..:)
    thank u so much.yes,we hav to prepare it from sample questions only.my preparation is also slow.infact,it is difficult to take out time 4 both 3rd year n ma entrance everyday.sometimes even i m afraid i have to drop too.but we need to stay inspired n focussed till d very last day n leave everything on god!!!:)

  1152. sowmya Says:

    hi frnds, even i am from non economics background. i m doing my bcom final year now n want to appear for ma eco enrance for hcu,dse,jnu. can you suggest some best books which i can follow to grab all the basics from the scrach. Is there any scope for coaching? I stay in hyderabad

  1153. gurleen kaur Says:

    @ sunny,

    thank u so much 4 ur advice m planning to do the same wat u said… :)

  1154. pooja Says:

    hey vasudha….dnt think abt dropping frm now on…..this is the test of time…..we have to be patient and hopeful enough…..give ur best shot possible…..but keep preparing…..remember dear….when going gets tough,the tough get going:)be positive….

  1155. sunny saurav Says:

    my pleasure…:)
    best wishes!!!!

  1156. Vasudha Says:

    @ sunny & pooja
    hi guys. sorry 4 d late reply..i was out of town. thanks a bunch 4 encouraging me..i’ll try 2 b optimistic like u guys :)
    n all the very best to u 2..hope v get 2 b classmates :) :)

  1157. pooja Says:

    hey vasudha,sunny and evrybdy here……..does anybody has access to RGD ALLEN for maths??????how is the buk????????pls reply….m really worried abt maths!!!!!!!isi has really tough maths sectn…

  1158. Vasudha Says:

    Hey Pooja,
    If RGD allen is not available in ur college library, u could look for it in any of the bookstores in kamla nagar. And isi’s maths section is undoubtedly tricky, but remember that it is tricky for everyone and the cut-off will be based on everyone’s performance. Anyway, as far as i know RGD allen is useful for mathematical economics & not really for isi type ‘pure’ maths..i think it’s more useful to focus on school level maths, Hammond & maybe some CAT prep material.

  1159. pooja Says:

    thanx yar….right now m doing chiang…..but will switch to hammond soon….:)))

  1160. sunny saurav Says:

    that should be d spirit.n yes,i too hope that we get to be classmates in some good institute one day with our sheer hard work n god’s own willingness.:)stay inspired :)

  1161. sunny saurav Says:

    ISI maths section is complete “pure” maths and not like “mathematical economics”.so,R G D ALLEN will not serve this purpose.first of all,if u havent brushed up ur school level maths,then u need to brush up ur 11th and 12th class maths with a good book preferably “R D sharma maths for class 11 and 12th”.after that,if u get time,u can go on solving some higher level maths{which may require deep reasoning skills}.i think this will be enough.
    dont give too much focus on maths since u may end up not giving time for micro,macro n stats.even if u lack in good preparation in maths for ISI,ur good performance in the other three sections will ensure that u get through ISI.
    best wishes!!!

  1162. pooja Says:

    @sunny…..that was really helpful………
    ok…see wot m gonna do is ….first i”l complete the relevant chapters from rd sharma 11th nd 12th….and then i”do chiang…just to be clear on mathematical eco concepts as well….
    rest i”l focus on other 3 subjects…..
    @vasudha and sunny….thanks 4 ur invaluable advice:))))

  1163. sunny saurav Says:

    yes,i think that will be d best.
    its my pleasure.
    best wishes. :)

  1164. manita Says:

    hey can any1 suggest me which all institute in India provide degree ma in eco??????? other than dse and jnu??????

  1165. pooja Says:

    hi…how much syllabus of dte is there in ur internals???????any idea when they”ll start???

  1166. Vasudha Says:

    Hi pooja. i am not sure of the syllabus..i don’t attend dte classes. & mine will begin on 21st. which college r u from?

  1167. pooja Says:

    hi vasudha …i am from JDM……:)

  1168. AJ Says:

    @vasudha, pooja, sunny….
    the comments above were really helpful.
    i am 3rd year, B.com student from srcc!!
    i am having real trouble with macro… i wanna clear my basics first.. which books you guys are referring..??
    and how to start stats part…i have S.C.gupta…shud i start from that only…?? i have done very basic stats in my b.com course yet!

    And I tried 2010 d-school paper and got 20 marks… how bad they are..??? :( How much you get approx..?

  1169. AJ Says:

    And does NDA provides any crash course….?? or perhaps he starts some batch around december/january…??

  1170. Vasudha Says:

    Hi AJ,
    It’s best to call up vibhas sir n ask him that directly.
    Don’t worry about your performance in the previous yr papers right now. U haven’t done economics hons like the rest of us so it’s natural. If u start preparing now u’ll be fine.
    I think 4 macro u should do the prescribed readings for eco hons. Macro for bcom hons is not the same thing. Same goes for micro.
    And i personally do like SC gupta, though u should avoid the questions that just involve application of formulae/long calculations. Make sure u do the previous year eco hons questions of delhi university which r given in SC gupta. And 4 probability do follow it up with ‘Freund’s mathematical statistics’.
    All the best :)

  1171. chandrasekhar Says:

    hi …

    my U.G is btech.and i am looking to study MA ECONOMICS.. ? can you please specify me with some reasonably good colleges/universities for me based on the eligibility criterion …and wen will the notifications for the course be published …and what exactly to prepare for those entrance exams?

  1172. AJ Says:

    hey…thanks a lot… i hope i improve soon.. best wishes for your preparations as well… Eco hons has dornbusch for macro na…??? and for micro and maths, will varian and chiang respectively be enough..?? i am trying to keep up with nicolson but mostly end up getting confused..!!

    and more importantly… from where i can practice questions..?? like for maths.. the questions in chiang, for example, are way different than the level of d-skul..so…??? for micro m just doing the workbook…. is there any other material available from where i can practice multiple choice questions..??

  1173. Vasudha Says:

    @ AJ
    Dornbusch is not used for all the topics. There were others as well. I guess if u do just dornbusch it would be ok. After that if u have time u can try william branson’s book.
    In micro everyone recommends rubinfeld and pindyck for the theory of the firm, market structure etc. Maybe u could do those topics from there instead of varian. And yeah, the workbook should be good enough for questions.
    For maths, apart from chiang u shud be very thorough with school level maths (the relevant topics have been mentioned in previous posts..just keep scrolling up). Chiang is not good for questions..it’s basically for concept building. I don’t know of any other book from which dse type mcqs can be practiced.

  1174. sunny saurav Says:

    vasudha has already told u about what to study.since u r from b.com{h},u may have to give extra efforts but,definitely,u can do it with ur hard work and dedication.20 marks IN D LAST YEAR PAPER is definitely good considering d fact that it is only d beginning and i m sure by d time of exams,u can score 50 plus which will be a good score for DSE.my only advice is that dont consider reading too many books for each subject as it will b time consuming n since u also have to handle ur 3rd year syllabus along wid ma entrance preparation.read selected books n start solving past year questions from today.u will see ur confidence level going up every passing day.

  1175. sunny saurav Says:

    u r eligible to apply in DSE,ISI and IGIDR.i m sure even other institutes r welcoming engineering graduates with open arms if they r interested to study MA economics,except few programmes where a graduate degree in economics is compulsory.
    notifications start coming from d month of february only for various institutes.u will have to keep checking d related websites of these institutes from time to time.
    DSE…exam is usually on 4th sunday of june.
    IGIDR..in d month of april.
    ISI…13 may 2012
    regarding what to study,plzzz scroll up and go through previous comments.
    good luck. :)

  1176. pooja Says:


  1177. anand Says:

    i m pursuin my ba in economics(final year) …i wanna do my pg frm dse…but the minimum eligibility is not ba but ba(hons.)…can anyone suggest me some prospective options….

  1178. AJ Says:

    hmmm… i guess i will start with dornbusch and see if its working well for me..!! thanks a lot for the help.. :) and BTW..u from srcc na..? must tell you i am completely in love with ur micro teacher rajiv jha sir…. he is just awesome teacher..how can someone be so good.. i felt blessed after attending his 3-4 classes… simply amazing! :)

    hey thanks for the best wishes and make me feel more confident! Best wishes to u too… :)

    hey… ya..i never brushed up my 11th and 12th class basics…should start from scratch…!! good luck for your internals too…!!

    and guys keep visiting… i sure feel more in touch with things after having people to talk… else it feels like finding my way through jungle alone.. :p
    do start posting questions and concepts as well on which you get struck,that will help all..!

    And thanks alex!

  1179. Vasudha Says:

    @ AJ
    Hehehe. It’s a good thing that u’ve started attending his classes. He really teaches very well! :D

  1180. AJ Says:

    I dont attend abi… i used to attend in second year.!! chalo, good luck for your exams..!!

  1181. sunny saurav Says:

    @vasudha and pooja………
    best wishes for d coming internal exams to both of u from my side.hope all of us do well this time in our respective internals. :) :)

  1182. zarine Says:

    thanks for ur help

  1183. sunil Says:

    hi i m sunil i m studying in home without coaching , i need a friend who is preparing for dse and isi and do a group study i m a bbe graduate for du and living in east delhi my email id is : bs5.cam786@gmail.com

  1184. Gautham Says:

    Hi ppl. (Read as Anthony, Vasudha, Sunny, Pooja and AJ :p)

    M in my final year B.Com from Banglore University. My final exams will be held in March and currently have my inter exams for CS.
    M aspiring to get into DSE for MA Eco. Can’t say i have much kwnledege abt Eco concepts. I live in Bangalore and m thinkin of coming over to Delhi for a month of coaching. Would u suggest i join coaching in the month of Jan, then come home and study on my own, or shud i first get my basics right and then go for coaching as a brush up?

    Your reply regarding the same would be of great help..!

    Thanks and Regards,

    P.S: reading ur interaction on this blog is of Immense help to aspirants! Thank u!

  1185. kashyap Says:

    i suppose,,,sunny u remember me,,,just browsed the web today after internals,,,,let’s start a rapid 20 days prep which focuses on micro,maths n stats(prob theory only) in these vacations….
    wud like to add the special issue of P.D for economics for the yr 2010 n 2011 as reference for jnu especially n wud be helpful a bit for gipe n igidr,,,,btw howz ur prep?
    m feelin a bit stretched

  1186. kashyap Says:

    @ gautham: coacing r of no use particularly if ur basics r null,,,,,first read the ncert books of micro n macro first ,,prefer to get old editions n then start building up more through rubbenfield n pindyk for micro n blachard for macro as well as froyen for macro,,,however case n fair’s principles of eco cud be used to brush ur macro but these r adequate n will prepare u for entrances ,,,further just have a glimpse of what’s in the chapter ” debates in macro-economics” in case n fair they will help u digest the different schools of thought in economics which u will frequently face in fischer n blachard,,,further also brush up ur stats esp probability theory n kindly ur maths also from hammond n chiang,,,,,,,,but before hammond if possible review “a textbook of differential calculus” by vikas rahi,,,it wud prove useful……………i hope this much is large enough to do for u for now,,,go ahead n best of luck

  1187. Alex M Thomas Says:

    I would also agree with Kashyap. Getting the basics right and under your skin is the most important thing. Coaching is to practice more and fill in the gaps. Hence, I would suggest that you study for 3-4 months by going through the recommended books. You could attend coaching during the months of April/May, if I am not mistaken.


  1188. sunny saurav Says:

    i completely agree to what kashyap said in above comment.short term coaching is of no help if u dont know d basics of statistics and economics..just go through d basic books..learn d concepts,try to solve problems by ur own n then go for coachings if needed.looking at last year papers will help u a lot by giving u an idea of what to study and which portion to give maximum stress on.best wishes!!! :)

  1189. sunny saurav Says:

    hi kashyap..it feels so nice that internals r over.even i felt tired n stretched.i wish u can relax for some time now.i will start my preparation from today afternoon.yeah!!u r right.we need to study PD economy special issue.lets see how much can be completed within these 20 days.just thinking about starting wid d basic maths book!!
    wish we remain in touch through this column n help each other in our preparation..!!!
    best wishes to u… !:)

  1190. Vasudha Says:

    Hello everyone :)
    i’m also trying hard to resume my preparation in full force now that the internals r over. i’m planning to do macro and some maths during the hols. is the PD issue already out??

  1191. Vasudha Says:

    ok i just checked out the pd site..it is out. god this is a fat book. i thought it was jst a special issue of the magazine :P

  1192. Gautham Says:

    Heyy Kashyap, Sunny and Alex. Thanks a ton for ur advice!! :)
    will get hold of the books as soon as m done with my CS exams. And will approach u ppl for any queries..

    Thanks & Regards

  1193. kashyap Says:

    @vasudha:yea pd(pratiyogita darpan)’s special issue is out for economics,,,,,,,,,,,don’t read the whole book,,,kindly browse the c.a n indian economy’s one word answer……….

  1194. pooja Says:

    hey this pd issue is of december or january or 2011 year’s special issue??????

  1195. kashyap Says:

    @pooja: it’s an annual publication popularly known as “atiriktank” among civil service aspirants…….u can get it at mukherjee nagar or at selected shops in knags

  1196. Vasudha Says:

    Thanks Kashyap!

  1197. AJ Says:

    hi.. aggregate supply kahan se karna hai..
    plsss tell me the topics order wise…chapter wise…etc..after IS-LM…

    in dornbusch ..its pretty confusing.. the chap no 8th and 9th…
    it starts wid neg. unemployment and wage rate relation..widout giving reason..assumes these two equations.. make an upward sloping WN curve which supposedly shifts with time! WHY..??
    and then starts explaining these alternative theories.. m clueless…

    agg. supply m what we r supposed to do…
    plss post macro ka course .. chap wise as u follow it… and if possible topic wise..please!

  1198. Vasudha Says:

    @ AJ
    Why don’t u do 2nd yr’s syllabus for eco hons????? Just follow the reading list na.

  1199. sunny saurav Says:

    @AJ…i hope u go through d reading list of 2nd year economics hons at DU.u will get to know in detail which topics r to be studied from which book.this will solve ur first problem.i m writing here important topics in macro for DSE exam.this is not an extensive list of topics,just an abstract one!!

    Relevant chapters are the following: Income and Spending, Money, Interest and Income, Monetary and Fiscal Policy, International Linkages, Aggregate Demand and Supply: An Introduction, Aggregate Supply: Wages, Prices and Employment, The Demand for Money, Dynamics of Inflation and Unemployment, Tradeoffs between Inflation and Unemployment, International Adjustment and Interdependence.

    dont read dornbush for this topic if it confuses u.just try reading aggregate supply from d book O.BLANCHARD.u will love this book and all ur confusions will be solved.

  1200. Vasudha Says:

    @ sunny
    hi :)
    how were ur internals?

  1201. pooja Says:

    thanks kashyap…
    hello guys….help out yar….i want to study like hell in december bt kuch b ni hora……..:((((

  1202. Vasudha Says:

    @ Pooja
    I’m in the same situation..but don’t worry, just take a couple of days off & then get back to ur books. Try n imagine the day the dse result will come out..that could motivate u :)

  1203. sunny saurav Says:

    hello..gud eve. :)internals came wid lots of pressure n tension,but at d end sab kuch achcha hua.how were ur internals?hope u must have started doing ma entrance preparation!!lets utilise this time to d fullest! :)

    i agree to what vasudha says.just take rest for some time now.u can start with planning what to study in these next 18 dayz.instead of studying everything,we all can focus on our weak areas in different subjects in this month.n stay motivated. :)

  1204. AJ Says:

    hey thanks a lot… i dont have the reading list… actually I thought about following that…but found meself more comfortable studying from one book thoroughly.. but now I know why they have this reading list! :p
    these authors are not equally good at all topics..!!
    trying to get hold of blanchard now…. :/
    thanks a lot! What would i do without these prompt replies.. :)

  1205. Vasudha Says:

    @ AJ
    U don’t really need to buy all the books..u can just buy the readings from the college xerox shop.
    @ sunny
    My internals were ok..not bad but not great either. Yea i’ve begun studying but am not being able to concentrate fully..hopefully things will improve. Anyway u study well :) :)

  1206. sunny saurav Says:

    do u have the DSE question paper of 2011??dont know if it is available at DSE photocopy shop or anywhere else.i searched 4 it,but couldnt find :(

  1207. Vasudha Says:

    @ sunny
    It will be uploaded on dse’s website when the application forms for next year’s admission r out..nobody has access to it before that.

  1208. AJ Says:

    Arrey! Ofcourse! I downloaded pdf… in my hometown, so purchasing readings not possible!
    Good luck everyone for the preps!

  1209. sunny saurav Says:

    okk..it means we have to wait for that..!!thank u so muchhhhhh.good luck :)

  1210. Vasudha Says:

    @ sunny
    no problem! good luck to u too :D

  1211. pooja Says:

    ya thanks frnz….i am regaining interest in books now…..
    tell me 1 thing guys…..i tried probability from many books….sc gupta -examples,questions from our 1st year readings,freund examples + odd numbered exercises….but i dont find the dse type complex questions anywhere….refer me some book that has this real tough questions on probability ….

  1212. harshchaudhary Says:

    Heyy guyz…u all seems to b too informed in prspcts of pg entrance…cn anyone tell me smthing abt d cutoff marks at jnu,dse,igidr and isi?

  1213. sunny saurav Says:

    probability questions asked in DSE entrance r really complex.every year they ask 4-5 questions on probability.i dont know if there is any particular book from which they ask probability questions.all we could do is to be thorough with our probability concepts from freund,n also from a basic maths book n then go on solving last year probability questions by own or with d help of experts.u will see these questions follow a pattern every year. i m sure u will be able to solve most,if not all,questions of probability.

  1214. sunny saurav Says:

    there is no particular benchmark for cutoffs in these entrance exams.cutoffs vary from year to year depending upon d level of difficulty of questions being asked in entrance exams.
    DSE…d cutoff varies between 45 n 55(as most people say depending upon difficulty).try to bring 60 plus to be on safe side.
    ISI..u need to bring pass marks in maths section n then only ur economics section will be checked.they have their own way to judge d cutoff.try to score maximum in it,since competition is tough.no idea regarding cutoffs of IGIDR n JNU.

  1215. Vasudha Says:

    @ Pooja
    I agree with sunny. But u r right, freund’s questions r really very elementary. Do all the questions from RD sharma (including permutations & combinations) & SC gupta. U don’t essentially need to practice ‘complex’ questions in order to attempt them in the entrance exam..as long as ur concepts r crystal clear, u’ll b able to solve any kind of question.

  1216. kashyap Says:

    hey guys,long time,,,seems u people have started ur prep,,,,,,,m enjoying vacations at home n trying to do some study also,,,,,,kindly intimate here with ur prep that mi8 compel me to study more,,..thnx

  1217. Vasudha Says:

    @ Kashyap
    I’m doing macro but at a very slow pace..am doing like one chapter a day..too many family functions :(

  1218. ahmed Says:

    hello guys!
    i am a kuwaiti student who graduated from kuwait university with a bachelors in business administration majoring in economics and i am interested in doing an M.A in india and in DSE specifically…i have heard that DSE is the best post grad institution in economics in india is this true? i would like to know about the rules and conditions for foreigners wanting to study in india and also some any advice anyone can give me , i am thinking about visiting the university is this possible?? and i am thinking of doing this MA to prepare myself for a PHD program in the U.S , would the program help in preparation for that? also my math background is not very strong just average but i have a high GPA (3.6) on a 4 scale but my degree had a more public policy focus and not a technical math orientation although we did do an econometrics class and a mathematical economics class but they were relatively simple.
    i did my high school degree at an english school and so my first language is english , would i be wrong to assume that all classes would be taught in english at DSE??
    i am also wondering about the tuition fees for the MA programs in india and about the coaching entrance classes for the entrance exam..do i have to take the exam or as a foreigner would i be exempt from that?
    any help and advice would be greatly valued and thank you all for your time

  1219. sunny saurav Says:

    it feels nice to know that u r so much interested in economics n want to do it from india.Delhi school of economics is d premier institute for studying economics n yes what u have heard about is very much right.foreigners r most welcome to study in india n especially in dse.u can visit DSE anytime during working dayz n meet d officials there.to know more about DSE,eligibility criteria,fee structure,entrance exam of DSE,u can alwayzz visit the website http://www.econdse.org.u can also download last year prospectus to learn more about DSE from d website.
    many students of DSE r pursuing PHD abroad.infact,DSE will prepare u very nicely for doctorate programs abroad anywhere.
    ALL classes in DSE r taught in english.so dont worry about it.
    U dont need to be a MATHS wizard to study in DSE or to appear in entrance exam.they only want u to have basic understanding of maths which u can apply in economics.since u already have studied econometrics n mathematical economics,i think it is more than enough for that.
    Tuition fees for MA programs in india r very nominal n affordable.u can also get concessions n scholarships,if u r eligible for that.so dont worry about fees.

    best wishes.

  1220. ahmed Says:

    thank you so much for your reply , yes i heard that the cost is something like 200 dollars…that is crazy! in kuwait for a masters you pay around 18,000 dollars…and our professors arent nearly as good as the the ones in DSE , i think i will talk to the embassy here to prepare for a trip to visit the school…im just actually worried about what living in india will be like…but im sure you know kuwait has alot of historical and cultural heritage links with india in the past and i am very fond of indian people :) and im sure i will enjoy seeng your beautiful country :)

  1221. Alex Says:

    Dear Sunny, Vasudha, Ahmed and others,
    I think we have lost some of your earlier comments on this site. I apologise for that; somebody hacked the website. But, we couldn’t retrive those earlier comments. Sorry about that.

  1222. ahmed Says:

    not a problem thank you for this wonderful site alex…im just wondering has anyone been to DSE who can tell me what its like? are the professirs sweet? is the infrastructure good?? how are the dorms?? etc.. environment wise and thank you :)

  1223. harshchaudhary Says:

    Can anyone help me find out d proper study material on indian economy nd sm gud book on numerical analysis fr undrgrad lvl

  1224. Vasudha Says:

    Phew! I thought the blog was permanently hacked. Good that u could retrieve it, alex.
    And ahmed, all the very best to you :) :)

  1225. kanika Says:

    hi ,

    I m currently pursuing bachelors in business economics in du second year . for pg i wud like to pursue ma economics . can u guide me on d things
    1. colgs offering it
    2 . what things come in d entrance test
    3. do i need to take coaching fr it ?if yes , which r d options ??
    4 . since my parents are against my doing it ,wat is d scope fr it and hw shud i convince dem ??

  1226. kanika Says:


    5. wat r d tentative dates fr getting d forms n tests n fees ?/

  1227. sunny saurav Says:

    even i was scared.i thought we were never going to interact again n discuss our problems on this site from now onwards since d site was hacked.thank god everything is okay now. :)

    no problem at all.n thank u so much for retrieving this site back from hackers.we all r really glad for it.

    DSE is having topmost infrastructure.professors r nice.everything is good.but only thing is that u have to give ur best,n toil really hard to go there.every economics student has a dream to study there.

    for indian economy,u can study pratiyogita darpan special economy issue,which will be enough for entrance exam.for micro numericals,u can refer to VARIAN numerical book for microeconomics.u can practice macro questions from dornbush n fisher.

  1228. sunny saurav Says:


    1.colleges offering pg in economics r DSE,JNU,ISI,IGIDR,GOKHALE,Madras school of economics,hyderabad university,jamia etc.
    2.u need to study microeconomics,macroeconomics,statistics,maths and some indian economy facts.
    3.coaching in delhi is provided by vibhash sir(NDA),naresh and both online and offline coaching by ECOPOINT.(i know about these from my friends.)
    4.if u really love this subject n r passionate about it,u can alwayzz assure ur parents of ur decision to study this subject.u can google about d scope n placements in economics n learn more.
    5.keep visiting d sites of these institutes.from march onwards,forms r avialable.keep visiting this platform to know more dates.we all will discuss about it,when forms will be available.

    best wishes!!!! :)

  1229. ahmed Says:

    thank you sunny i am planning to visit DSE soon maybe on january 10 even…i think i will have to talk to the department and tell them im coming :)
    hopefully i will bring something different to the university :)

  1230. kanika Says:

    thanks fr advice ..

    do v have to revise most of d maths of +2 fr giving DSE ?

  1231. Vasudha Says:

    @ Kanika
    yes you do. Focus on set theory, relations & functions, matrices & determinants, differential calculus, permutations & combinations & probability. Do just the basics of sequences and series, binomial theorem & integration. No need to do vector algebra, 3D geometry etc.

  1232. harshchaudhary Says:

    Thanx sunny…well do u think that there’s sm weightage gvn to du stdnts at d time of intrview fr admission at dse?

  1233. kanika Says:

    thank u :)

  1234. Vasudha Says:

    @ Harsh
    There is no interview for admission to dse!

  1235. harshchaudhary Says:

    Well thats grt nd thanx vasudha…if anyone cn tell me abt dis internship at loksabha..i mean eligibility, nature of work

  1236. Vasudha Says:

    @ Harsh
    See http://cssp-jnu.blogspot.com/2011/06/cfas-lok-sabha-internship-programme.html for details about the 2011 internship.

  1237. harshchaudhary Says:

    Thanx vasudha..nce agn…Can anyone pls tell me abt d xtra-curricular activities or any short term course on anything related to economics? And if anyone has went through d adm process fr LSE…I mean eligibility, actual TOTAL cost, whats enough to mk it to londn…i hv visited d official site bt i want PRACTICAL info frm sm1 who realy knws abt it…pls help guyz…

  1238. pooja Says:

    hey guys can u refer some book for macro apart from dornbusch??????has anybody done blanchard completely..ie..not just topic2 chapters but all of it….tell me if its good….i feel i need to go thru some more text 4 macro…pls help…

  1239. kanika Says:

    @pooja i have done half of blanchard its v gud for understanding d concepts .

  1240. kanika Says:

    since i havent done ba H eco. i wanted to ask if i need to do all of d syllabus of eco h as prescribed by du ????

  1241. pooja Says:

    ya dear i guess its required…its going to form ur foundation for not only a good preparation for entrances but also for ur performance in ma..eco..:)))wishing u all the best in ur endeavor with economics…:)

  1242. kanika Says:

    @pooja thanks a lot :)wish u d same …bt its gonna b a difficult journey

  1243. sunny saurav Says:

    i agree to what pooja says above.but if u r running short of time(since exam season starts may 2012 n it is next to impossible to study all syllabus of eco h,i mean of all 3 years,within this time limit),u can alwyzz think of completing 4 main subjects…u can think of studying only one book for each of d following…
    1.statistics(DU eco hons 1st year syllabus) from FREUND
    2.mathematical economics(1st year) from HAMMOND
    3.microeconomics(2nd year)from VARIAN
    4.macroeconomics(2nd year)from DORNBUSH
    this is my personal opinion…

  1244. Vasudha Says:

    @ sunny & pooja
    guys how is ur prep going?

  1245. sunny saurav Says:

    preparation is not going so well.there r just too many functions and celebrations going on.plus there is just too much cold in delhi.so study mood seems to have a fall these dayz with falling temperature.read only micro and solved varian numericals during these holidayz. :(
    hows ur preparation going?

  1246. Vasudha Says:

    @ sunny
    i haven’t been able to do even that much..did just did 2 units of macro and some random maths questions..now i’m doing some chapters of international eco for college..bura haal hai lol

  1247. kanika Says:

    im in 2nd yr i have a yr n half to do d course bt still its sooo difficult to study my own course n den also complete eco h course ..n i hv yet to start ..

  1248. kanika Says:

    is der any1 luving near malviya ngr or saket and wud like to do group studies, or share buks etc..????

  1249. kanika Says:

    ** living

  1250. ahmed Says:

    hello guys,
    i have sent another email to DSE asking about somethings specific to my case…but i have not recieved a reply…is this normal? it doesnt look good for the university to put a contact info for inquiries and then not answer them if you ask me…
    hope you can enlighten me more and thank you :)

  1251. sunny saurav Says:

    bilkul bura haal hai yahan bhi.u know ab to aur mushkil ho jayega since we have to go college everyday n also complete 3rd year syllabus.anywayzzz,let us make this one a new year resolution..”to study sincerely in d first 3 months of 2012″! i hope this new year makes all of us more determined than before! :)

  1252. sunny saurav Says:

    u have ample time wid u.one n half year!!n dont ever think u cant do it.just make a habit of giving just 1 hour everyday to economics.dont ruin ur performance in ur current course due to economics since ur main focus now should be scoring good in 2nd year.then,u alwayzz have summer vacation of 2 months,puja vacation of 15 dayzz and winter vacation of 1 month in 2012(i suppose i m not wrong).u can utilise this time in studying economics seriously in 3rd year(u can increase ur time of study from 1 hour to as much as u like!!!!)
    u will love economics 4 sure!
    n sorry to say u,i live in north west delhi. :(

  1253. kanika Says:

    ya …bt i don feel dat der is that much time ….anyway all d best to u .. u r choo sweet :)

  1254. Vasudha Says:

    @ Sunny
    Thanks a lot 4 the inspiration..I’ll try :)
    @ Kanika
    Maybe u shud join some coaching centre in the final year..that way u will HAVE to study, & in any case understanding everything by urself w/o any teaching could be difficult..

  1255. harshchaudhary Says:

    Can any1 help me wid sm practical info on LSE…i mean what they luk fr in a stdnt, total expenses,scope…pls help anyone!

  1256. kanika Says:

    @vasudha i don’t know of any tuition centre which might me good and near my place ..i hv studied some some of the part of eco h in my course ..i think ill b able to do it ..bt i always face a lot of problem in maths .. sydsaeter n hammond is v bad ..do u know of any easy book except rs bharadwaj ???/

  1257. pooja Says:

    yar m having tough time too….though m trying my best…i end up spending huge time on petty questions…nd ya sunny is right…now with clg reopening pressure is gonna increase…but lets hope….we bring out our best under pressure…:))))

  1258. Vasudha Says:

    @ Kanika
    Do school level maths (the chaps that r relevant), RS bhardwaj and the previous year papers. That should be fine.

  1259. pooja Says:

    guys have u completed freund?????how are the chapters …???

  1260. kanika Says:

    @vasudha : thanks :) all d best fr prep !:)

  1261. Alex M Thomas Says:


    Look at this link:http://www2.lse.ac.uk/study/informationForInternationalStudents/Home.aspx

  1262. Vasudha Says:

    @ Pooja
    I’ve done the 1st few chaps. They r really good.

  1263. sunny saurav Says:

    thats so sweet of u to say so. :) maths is a problem for most of d students.but dont worry.first try to complete ur 11th and 12th class maths from a basic book.after that,u will find most of d chapters of hammond very understanding n logical.

    these hard times will go away soon.even if it takes little more time,d best thing is that we r learning something thoroughly.i have read few chapters of freund.probability n sampling.i find them really nice.

  1264. harshchaudhary Says:

    A very happy new yr to all of u …may this yr bring gd fortune to all of u nd u get selected fr ur dzired colgs…

  1265. Vasudha Says:

    Happy new year to everyone :) :)

  1266. kanika Says:

    happy new year to one and all :):)

  1267. ahmed Says:

    hello guys i am now planning a trip to delhi from kuwait but before i come i just needed to check something…do you know if i wouldnt be allowed on campus because im not a student? id like to visit the university to see it before i apply to get a feel for the place you know? secondly i am wondering if i could have the GRE requirement for foreign students waivered in my case for special circumstances but who would i contact at the Delhi school for that? thanx again for all your help

  1268. Vasudha Says:

    @ Ahmed
    Nobody should stop u from entering the campus. I don’t know who should be contacted..they must be having someone in charge of admissions, but if u just drop by one day i don’t know if that person would be available. Haven’t they replied to ur e-mail yet??

  1269. ahmed Says:

    sadly no :( , and whats worse is that this is the second one i have sent…i think i am just going to have to risk it and try to find out there and see if there are any helpful students on campus who can help us to find out what I need to know… :( , does anyone know more about the MA application procedure or the name of the person i would want to meet in case i would like to have the GRE requirement for foreigners waivered??
    thanks so much vashuda for your kind help and reply.

  1270. Vasudha Says:

    @ Ahmed
    I’m surprised they didn’t reply. It’s really bad on their part. They should understand that foreign students have plenty of questions in mind. Maybe it’s better to come when the application process for next year’s admissions begins..but wish u the best of luck if u do decide to come right now :)

  1271. kashyap Says:

    hey is there anyone willing to prep together for maths and stats,,,,???
    i think it wud assist me as i m poor in regression n sampling though i cud help in maths n probability…
    pl let me know becoz there is little time left for prep as i perceive..

  1272. Mayank Says:

    hi guys ,,i m new here but cud someone guide me for igidr…n tiss interviews,,

  1273. Parijat Says:

    Can anyone please confirm the approximate time-span of Ecopoint’s Comprehensive Online Course? I keep Emailing them but they don’t bother replying…Thanks

  1274. AJ Says:


    Hi, I don’t remember the approximate time it took. but, I can say that you get new lectures faster than you can complete them..and tests and assignments are regularly updated…
    And call them up..they always answer phone calls..
    Call Nishant Mehra on +91 9999886629
    And 2 other contact nos are also given on their website.

  1275. yash Says:

    @AJ I have also joined eco point but still haven’t started my preps.
    can u tell me how much time is sufficient for completing notes,lectures…for preparation for mse exams and igidr…?

  1276. AJ Says:

    I have no clue..I still have to do these things…. I joined ecopoint’s online batch in my 2nd year to get to know what I am supposed to study(being from Commerce background, I had little clue but never read more than 2 lectures of any subject..and did like 5-6 assignments only..
    And since I live in Delhi only I was in regular touch with them..thats it!

    And see we have entrance in june..leaving time for revision etc. …which may 1.5 months..i guess we have to complete course by end of april.

    U have joined online batch or classroom batch?

  1277. yash Says:

    @AJ I have joined online batch …I am from engg. background (final year). I didn’t get you. are u already in an econ school or in second year . I’m not in touch with them since i have done very little potion of the syllabus,but,soon I’ll get in touch.

  1278. yash Says:

    @kashyap I’m up for preparing math and stat part…. mention your email ID and I’ll contact u .
    but I think u’ll have to help me much more ,but, we can be companions as I am very much alone preparing.

  1279. AJ Says:

    I am in third year, B.com(hons.) …joined online batch in september, 2010..for fun..cuz I didnt had nothing much to do…
    Never studied much course..now I have started from scratch again this year.

  1280. kanika Says:

    hey does anyone has the readings fr all d years fr all d subjects and can provide me d same by getting them photostated fr me n meeting me n giving dem to me .. ???? i ll pay you .. its getting imposible to arranfge d buks n spot which chap to do frm where ..besides der r soo many buks ..pls help anyone ..:(

  1281. kashyap Says:

    hey yash,,contact me on kashyap742@gmail.com
    yea kanika leave me a mail there ,,i will do the needful,,,,

  1282. ayush Says:

    hi to all,

    Can anyone give me a review on Mr. Amit Kumar Goyal’s classes for entrance prep. I intend to join the classes but not sure as from being Non-Economics background i’m still getting my basics in macro ans micro strong though am quite comfortable with maths and stats(only probability as of now).So pls guide if taking classes right now will be of any good or not. Also, does he take classes in the month of April/May? Please anyone reply ASAP.

  1283. kanika Says:

    @kashyap : i hv mailed you . thanks fr replying .

  1284. kashyap Says:

    @ayush dude plz don’t get into tutions as u r from non-eco background,,,it’s not fr u guys no offence,,these teachers actually teach to du students n they have an implicit assumption that their students r little bit familiar wid basic eco,,,so u better review ur basics n do it from prescribed readings of du under-grads syllabus,,,,view mankiw for eco basics n do stats from webster ,, nagar n das,,,for maths sydsater n chiang r enough n then step on to micro by varian ,,,micro by pindyc n rubbenfield n then look froyen or dornbush n ficher for macro,or for macro u can go through the ncert of 12th n then follow suggestive further readings given at the end of each chapter in ncert,,,i thnk that’s precisely wt u r needed to do at this moment n then if u face ny problems in any of the portions while goin through these books consult some one,,,that’s the time when u require a tutor,,,so access urself accordingly,,,,
    @kanika ,,i left u a mail,,,kindly chk ur inbox

  1285. ayush Says:

    @Kashyap: thanks a lot. really needed some good advice.

  1286. mini rai Says:

    Plz suggest me any Indian author book of micro which contains micro syllabus of DU or equivalent to Varian syllabus.

  1287. suprava Says:

    hiiii. m doing my graduation in economics having mathematical economics. i wanted to apply for mfc and also for ma in economics but dont have any idea.plzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz help me out.plzz :( :|

  1288. kashyap Says:

    @suprava: kindly browse the discussions say last 100 ones,,,they will do the needful….

  1289. Ahmad Says:

    Hi guys I’m just wondering is the MA economics offered by sain Stephens college the same one offered by DSE? Or are they two different programmes?? Also I know this is a little off topic but is there a student union or council for DSE I can contact or who can help me once I am in Delhi?? Lastly any good offices Anyone can recommend for finding a serviced apartment in delhi near the university?? You all have been a great help and thank you in advance ;)

  1290. Aastha Says:

    hi guys . . i m aastha and am an eco h graduate . i m preparing for d skul without coaching and am looking for a partner for group study . i put up in south delhi . . if any one interested , then mail on :


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  1292. Sohail Ahmad Says:

    Hi guys…..

    Glad to see this discussion alive:). I am in South Delhi and if anyone is interested in group study…please respond me @ sohailahmads@gmail.com… have already mailed to some of you guys. please don’t ind….good luck for the preparation….cheers.

  1293. A.S.Charan Says:

    Hey guys i need help regarding the syllabus and some sample papers for the entrance exam of HCU(univ. Of Hyderabad)…..plz i wud be grateful to anyone who can send me any info regarding the topics that i have to prepare for… my id is charan.s.a@gmail.com…thank u all!!!!!

  1294. Tanushree Sharma Says:

    Hello, guys! I am doing B.COM(H) from Hansraj College, Delhi University.. Could you please let me know if i can do M.Sc. in eco from IGIDR. And also please let me know from where cud i find sample papers for the entrance.ur help shall be highly appreciated. Reply asap.

  1295. Sohail Ahmad Says:

    Anurag211289, Sunny.massmedia & dona_astha…..
    Hey guys, I have sent you a mail…please respond it back…:)

  1296. sunny saurav Says:

    u r very much eligible to sit in IGIDR entrance test,but u need to ensure that u bring atleast 60 percent marks in aggregate in graduation.once u qualify in both entrance test and interview,u can do M.Sc ECO from IGIDR.
    SAMPLE PAPER of IGIDR can be downloaded from this site only.thank to alex.just scroll upwards n find out d question paper at d beginning.

    i have replied u thru email.

  1297. Vennela Says:

    Hi Alex! Great job with your site! :) I’m doing B.com in Hyderabad and I’m in my final year now. I would like to pursue M.A economics from DSE and I have just started my preparation. I would like to take your advice on how to start in the initial stages as I have lost touch with economics and maths after Class XII.

  1298. Vasudha Says:

    Hey everybody how is ur prep going?

  1299. pooja Says:

    @vasudha…hi dear …prepratn is going like just average….m really tensed abt maths and stats…..isi admission notice is out…nd m feeling like theres so much to cover up in very less time……:((((hws urs…??????

  1300. Vasudha Says:

    Hi Pooja..i too feel like i need more time than i have :(
    Plus i’m worried about college..i don’t know what i’ll study in march & april :|
    How is vibhas sir’s coaching?? what is ur opinion of it?

  1301. pooja Says:

    hey vasudha…sir teaches very well..he is an eco freak..but the only and the biggest problem is that he is very irregular with classes..last time we had our class on i guess 23rd december…since then we havent had a single class….

    ya m also worried abt clg….completely confused….nd generally i waste a lot of time deciding wot to study….:(

  1302. Vasudha Says:

    @ Pooja
    Cheer up :)
    We’ll have 3-4 weeks between the final exams and the dse entrance. v can do a lot at that time.

  1303. pooja Says:

    hmmm thanks yar…..any idea when jnu and igidr forms will be out ???

  1304. Lovekesh Says:

    Hi guys
    This is Lovekesh, mechanical engg from nit-surat. i also dream about calling myself an economist. Anyway, i am reading probability from william feller considering its quite a confusion regarding the right book for probability. And also studying larsen and morris for statistics. And there’s one book called mathematical approach to microeconomics. I think it’s a nice book to study for ISI exams. What you guys think?

  1305. sunny saurav Says:

    preparation is going rather slow due to hectic schedule.everyday college plus assignments,tests and programs at college. :( trying to solve last year papers.but need to work more harder!!!!!!

    JNU and IGIDR forms r available most probably either in last week of feb or from first week of march.last date of submission of both JNU and IGIDR falls in 3rd week of march,if i m not wrong.just keep checking these websites from time to time.

  1306. Vasudha Says:

    Hi guys
    JNU’s forms will be available from 5th or 6th of feb..
    yea sunny my prep isnt going gr8 either..chalo anyway all the best 2 u. jst a few months left now..!

  1307. sakshi Says:

    hiii..i am doing economics honours final year.n am planning to do M.A ECONOMICS from punjab university chandigarh…m confused if m.a eco can get me a good job in future??also confused about p.u???pllzzzzzzzzz helpppp

  1308. sunny saurav Says:

    lets hope 4 d best!!hopefully we will get good time to study after mid march.
    all d best to u too! :)

  1309. gurleen kaur Says:

    hey guys… pls tell me a good refresher book for VECTORS,LINEAR INDEPENDENCE,RANK OF A MATRIX…. i couldnt understand these topics from above mentioned books-sydsaeter, chiang,rs bhardwaj. and i hv also looked into 12th class books-NCERT n RD SHARMA… but i feel that in these books these topics are given in more depth than needed… i dont have that much time.
    so pls tell me a good book in which these topics are properly given, numerical examples are given and it doesnt dwell into unnnecessary depth…pls pls help….

  1310. gurleen kaur Says:


    i am also a student of business economics…. i am also facing the problem of arranging readings… if u hv got any solution..pls share with me…

  1311. sohail ahmad Says:

    Hello Kanika & Gurleen….If you guys need the books for preparation….I have got most of them and I can mail you, if you wish…I have these books in ebook format…

  1312. Lovekesh Says:

    Most of the books can be found easily on file sharing websites…u can take print out of these as well if u find it difficult reading on screen, and if you know how to use torrent, then you can download almost every book you need for entrance preparation.

  1313. Vasudha Says:

    @ Gurleen
    u could try manmohan singh bhasin’s book on linear algebra and calculus.

  1314. avni jain Says:

    hey i need help regarding consumer theory !!
    exept of varian and rubenfield wat can i read..? n is der any ques bank sort of thing avilable..?
    @ pooja- in which batch you are..?
    i ma wid nda as well.

  1315. gurleen kaur Says:

    @sohail yeah pls mail me… that would be a great help! thanks :) my emailid- gurleenthukral@gmail.com
    @vasudha thanks yaar :) will find it in my collg library. i hope i can get it.
    @avril i personally liked a book that is prescribed for bcom(H) but all concepts are simply written in a very systematically its MICROECONOMICS BY DEEPASHREE
    i found it really good for consumer theory

  1316. gurleen kaur Says:

    @avni iam really very sorry i mentioned u as avril in my last comment :P and yeah there is a big question bank given at the end of DEEPASHREE.

  1317. Vasudha Says:

    @ Avni
    Make sure u do varian’s workbook.

  1318. Vasudha Says:

    Hey guys according to u attempting how many questions and getting how many of them right in jnu’s exam would be good enough?

  1319. gurleen kaur Says:

    can u guys tell me that do universities give weightage to your undergrad. marks for admission to ma.eco?? if yes… then which are these universities….

  1320. Vasudha Says:

    Gurleen, ISI considers ur academic record but they don’t disclose how much weightage they give to it.

  1321. kanika Says:

    @gurleen i havent got the readings . my cousin gave me some of the books which he had .Besides , there is some photocopy shop in SRCC which might have the readings . contact them : crystal SRCC – 9818832738.do tell if u get a positive response.

    @sohail ahmed .. please mail me those books .i really need them . i tried finding books onln bt i din’t find anything . there were error pages . besides, some days back , there was a news in the paper that US has banned or stopped all d file sharing services as it infringes the copyrights. id – kanikaverma266@gmail.com

    @lovekesh : how to use torrent ?

    @vasudha : where can i find d varion workbuk ? i guess my colg lib only has varian book .

  1322. kanika Says:

    yaar bang baji hui hai . pata nai kya hoga ? . yeh bhi pado woh bhi pado , tests bhi do , exams bhi do , dher sare projects bhi karo ,khadoos teachers ko bhi jhelo , final exaqms bhi do , eca mein bhi jao , classes vi attend karo . hey bhagu ! kitna kam hai aur tensn bhi . sometimes i feel main pagal ho jaungi ….:(:(:(:(

  1323. gurleen kaur Says:

    @kanika ok i will contact them soon and yes bahut kuch h krne ko…exactly… u knw my colg fest is cuming up… n i return home at 4-5pm n then study for my class tests,projects along with maths 4 maeco… life is really tough these days… i dnt knw wat to do…

    @vasudha ok ….thanks

  1324. Lovekesh Says:

    i have mailed you varian workbook and along with solutions of it.

  1325. Lovekesh Says:

    igidr forms are out.

  1326. harshchaudhary Says:

    Hii lovekesh… Can u pls mail me d workouts of varian and its solutions too… I tried a lot to get them..bt jst didnt gt it! Pls mail them at harshchaudhary23@gmail.com

  1327. Lovekesh Says:

    did that…check your mail…spread it to other guys as well…let the competition rise ..but a positive analysis advise me doing against that..:P

  1328. harshchaudhary Says:

    Well i think dats a copyright infringment buddy…m thnking of calling d cops…hahahaha! Jst joking…
    Nd realy thanks a lot frnd..al d bst if u r appearing dis yr…coz i’l b writing xams nxt yr

  1329. jagan Says:

    do u have any books which covers all the topic which one needs to study for m.a economics entrance??

    and what is the difference between the option a and option b in the delhi school entrance test?

    and what all topics is one required to study in case of maths while preparing for the entrance??

  1330. mini rai Says:

    Dear sir alex ,
    how is “international economics ” by Paul Krugman and Maurice Obstefeld?plz suggest.

  1331. mini rai Says:

    I mean for the preparation of JNU- SIS.

  1332. Shraddha Says:

    hie alex,

    I want to be economic analyst in banks, credit rating agencies etc. Will MA Economics distance learning course from IGNOU help me in obtaining the necessary skillsets for the same?

  1333. Ram Says:

    Hi Everybody,

    Finally I think I got a website where I can discuss regarding the MA Entrance exams. Actually I did B.Tech and then I worked for Infosys for 18 months after that joined Symbiosis school of Economics in 2011 now am planning to prepare for DSE and other entrance exams. so folks tell me is there any community where we can discuss the doubts regarding the subject and the topics which were not clear to us if it is there already please post the link over here else we will start one..Suggestions and tips for the exam are welcome here is my mail id : bogathi@gmail.com… Have a great day..:)

    Ramakrishna Reddy.

  1334. Alex M Thomas Says:

    Thank you for your comment. I am afraid that the setup of a blog is not very conducive for discussing problems. I think that you can visit Amit Goyal’s site which has a dedicated forum: http://economicsentrance.weebly.com/forum.html


  1335. Alex M Thomas Says:

    No such book exists.
    Option B is for those cxandidates who come from a mathematical background.
    Kindly look at the DSE Handbook for the detailed syllabus.

    @Mini Rai,
    I personally have not gone through the book you mentioned. Since Krugman has done extensive research and won a Nobel Prize in the area of international economics, I am assuming it should be a good book (for JNU-SIS).

    IGNOU will cover similar topics as that covered in other institutions. Furthermore, in a distance education mode, the opportunities of discussions are less; although, with online communities, it is changing. But, the main issue is the ‘ranking’ of these institutions. On the whole, I would suggest you think of a ‘contact’ mode rather than ‘distance’ mode of education, if your circumstances permit.

  1336. RAVI KANT Says:

    Hi alex. Can u tell me where can i get solutions to jnu past years papers as it becomes difficult for me to know whether i am going in right direction by solving jnu past years papers. Moreover is it worth doing m.a. from MSE. How is the placement scenario. is it good to go for mse for doing m.a.will it be worth spending 2 years there. from there. please reply. please. please. please. and one more thing how many seats are there in igidr. any idea. pls reply. pleseeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee………..

  1337. kanika Says:

    does anyone has macro by mankiw solution manual?

  1338. Biniv Says:

    I am planning to appear on MA Eco entrance exam of DSE and JNU. I live in Noida. But since it is very difficult for me to go to JNU on a working day within working hours, could anyone please suggest if the past papers of JNU (and DSE) are available in any other place where I can go and get them “after office hours”???? I shall be very grateful for your advice.

  1339. lovekesh Says:

    Hi Alex, i need to brush up my polynomial equations, inequalities and other algebra stuff. I have lost touch with them since school and engg curriculum doesn not have any algebra in it. Please recommend me some good book suitable for a rigourous study of these topics.
    Thank You

  1340. Vasudha Says:

    Biniv, u can try this:

  1341. Biniv Says:

    Thanks Vasudha but seems like the link is not working.

  1342. Vasudha Says:

    biniv, it seems to be working for me. anyway u can try https://sites.google.com/site/primeeducationin/Home/past-question-papers
    by the way u can also order jnu’s papers from jnu itself. for dse u can see economicsentrance.weebly.com.

  1343. sohail ahmad Says:

    Alex & Other guys….

    I have a question…kindly clear my doubt…

    I have solved probablity from SP Gupta and now trying to solve the questions from Miller & Freund…I am having a lot of difficulty solving these questions. besides, probablity sucks big time…:(

    so, Is there any chances of being selected in JNU & DSE without actually studying probablity???

    I am quite good at differentiation, integration, limits & continuity, permuation & combination etc…I am thinking to focus more on micro & macro as well…

    Will it be a good idea??? Plzz feel free to respond me…I am now getting frustrated with probablity…

  1344. lovekesh Says:

    Hey Sohail
    u don’t have to get frustrated by Probability. You can watch lecture videos from NPTEL website which covers almost all the prob and stat syllabus. Another good resource is A first course in probability by sheldon ross. U can get its solutions as well but this book won’t be easy ride either. Even if u manage to get into DSE or other college without prob, but still advance stat and econometrics u wld be studying relies heavily on Probability. Make peace with it, coz it’s going to stay and plus this is where good students score. I have this notion that eco is not going to be a problem for many guys. It’s maths which will separate boys from future economists :P

  1345. Vasudha Says:

    @ Sohail
    I agree with Lovekesh. but u cud de-emphasize probability for the entrances and study it properly before u begin with ur masters. the bottom line is that u have to clear the cut-off..although there r many questions from probability in the dse entrance, u can make up for it if u r good at the other topics. and by the way freund is known for having very few solved examples so don’t worry, u r not alone :P

  1346. Alex M Thomas Says:

    Like Vasudha said, you might be able to clear the cut-off by being really good at the other topics. One option would be to find another textbook wherein the explanation and exercises are more clear.

    But, as Lovekesh pointed out, probability is an important topic. If you have understood the basic concepts very well, you should be able to solve some of them. Maybe, the advanced ones might prove elusive to you. Don’t panic.

    Spend more time on the topics you are strong at and also proportionately less time on the topics you are weak at, so that you raise your overall level of proficiency.


  1347. sohail ahmad Says:

    Lovekesh, Vasudha & Alex…

    Thanxx guys for your suggestions. I have been feeling the main problem is the methodology of diff books I went through.I did probability from KC SInha, then SP Gupta and now trying to do it from freund. Each book has different approach towards solving a problem.

    WHen I try a question in freund, i get confused which approach to use and it often takes more than 1 attempt to get the correct answer.
    Besides, even after doing Freund, I am not sure whether I will be able to solve prob in DSE Paper.

    Yeah!!! I am going to focus more on topics am good at… Thank you guys…Hope evryone’s doing fine as well…

    I am doing Micro problem from workbook of KalyanJit ROy….How would you rate that?? I guess the book has quite good questions and will help in building the solid concepts for non-eco like me. I would definitely suggest you to have a look at.

  1348. lovekesh Says:

    But if you are fighting for 70-80 seats in DSE or 10 seats in ISI, the scope of error is very less and can be very tricky if you leave meaty part of syllabus. Even if you study extremly hard, there’s still chances that there will be a question u won’t be able to solve unless you are a genius. Having said that, it’s upto you to decide where your utility curve lies or rather, on what part of it anyway. Good luck buddy with whatever you decide. I have to go as i also have to sharpen my horns. :P

  1349. Sohail Ahmad Says:


    Bro, You have literally frightened me & others as well…lol

    Being a non-eco student, I know my chances are not that strong and of-course m not a genius.. but still i am hopeful for ISI/JNU atleast.

    actually, the time is short, so can’t study all the topics and master it as well…

    If I dont make this year, I will probably take a job, read dozens of books on economics and try next year. the experience will be add-on.

    I guess, DSE, ISI is not the end of the world na… We can a probably get a job and do SAS/MATLAB/CFA etc. and if one has talent, it will be recognized in corporate world.. However, DSE, ISI will provide a great platform for our career…

    good luck to you too…

    Also, Are you in delhi?? If yes please mention your location. we can a on weekends and discuss tough questions. it will be beneficial for both of us. I am put up in south delhi near Ashram….waitin for your response….:))

  1350. Sohail Ahmad Says:


    *we can meet on weekends and discuss tough questions… let me know if you are interested. sohailahmads@gmail.com

  1351. Alex M Thomas Says:

    Besides JNU, ISI or DSE, other institutions such as GIPE, UoH, MSE, etc offer good programmes in economics. Placements are improving at a fast rate in GIPE and MSE especially. Undoubtedly, they are not yet in the range of ISI or DSE. However, that is not because of wide differences in quality of learning but more because of the perception of the employers.
    All the very best.

  1352. lovekesh Says:

    Myself also a engineering student. I am also aware that at max 3 engg will make the cut into ISI. But we can use these odds to turn into our sides in other exams like JNU or DSE. I stay in Faridabad. sure we can meet on weekends. I’ll add u on gmail . We’ll work something out.
    always rem, Hard work wins it all.

  1353. Aastha Says:

    hey ….

    If anyone is interested in discussing the jnu’s 10 years solutions then pls mail me @ dona_aastha@yahoo.co.in

  1354. shivika Says:

    hi aastha…i have dropped a mail in ur inbox…respond soon:)

  1355. lovekesh Says:

    I value a MA eco course according to how much mathematics(econometrics) it offers along side other subjects like advanced micro, macro, advanced game theory, monetary economics, theory of finance( in ISI). But this level of rigor is missing in courses of GIPE, MSE . Sure UoH has strong maths part in their course which i really appreciate it. And another aspect of a good eco course is resources it provides. DSE and IGIDR brags about their library and computer softwares for statistical inferences. And any other course except these isi, dse, igidr, jnu and uoh, this element is missing and what left is more theoritical aspect of it. Anyway, that how i value different courses. But u know better. What you think?

  1356. monika Says:

    i want some reviews for mse.. any alumuni from mse can better tell..thomas plz help me out with dis..

  1357. madhur Says:

    is university of hyderabad a good place for ma(eco)???
    if i have a choice between mse and uoh which one should i choose??
    my main motive is to get good placement so what do you think???

  1358. madhur Says:

    should i drop a year and prepare again for dse isi or should i took admission in mse or uoh??

  1359. Alex M Thomas Says:

    MSE has a longer history of placement than HCU. However, HCU’s academics are quite strong if you are interested in further research. Today, HCU can also boast of a very good placement record.
    You could drop a year if you are certain to make it to ISI or DSE next year. Or, you could take admission in MSE or HCU and write the ISI and DSE entrances next year.

  1360. Alex M Thomas Says:

    Vasudha, Aish and others,
    A lot of (y)our comments have gone missing. This is because the site was hacked last week and we were unable to retrive those comments. Sorry about that.

  1361. Vasudha Says:

    @ Alex,
    No problem. Hope the hacking issue is resolved now.

  1362. john Says:

    I would agree with Alex. MSE is a good place to study and get placed too. However if you are really sure that by dropping a year to get admission to these school, isn’t it better that you take admission in HCU or MSE as Alex said and prepare at the same time. My point is don’t waste a year. I have done that and I know what it means to waste a year. I really hope that you do make it next year to DSE,I.S.I,etc. but if at all you are not able to get into any of the top 4, at least you would have something in hand. I also found that after finishing my first year MSE, I.S.I or D.S.E would be easier to crack. The usual text that they followed for Micro-I,Micro-II were Varian(Adv), Nicholson, Henderson & Quandt, Barro, William Scarth. For stats and math. methods we had to refer Miller, Simon and Blume, Chiang, Sydsaeter etc. I am not sure HCU, but I am pretty sure it would be quantitative enough to get prepared for the other institutes. Being a CU, HCU would lesser fees as compared to MSE.

  1363. Mohit Says:

    Is Uoh a better place than Madras school for further research ? Is the structure of the course offered at hyderabad rigorous enough ?

  1364. Alex M Thomas Says:

    Rigor is a tricky issue. If by rigor, you mean mathematics and econometrics, HCU has enough of them. Personally, one of the benefits of HCU over all the other insitutes is the time available for independent thinking and learning. Some of us prefer this. Some don’t. Also, HCU’s course structure contains a strong dose of theory, especially of alternative approaches to economics.
    Someone else might be able to better comment on MSE’s course.

  1365. Smriti Says:

    How is MSE for financial eco ..?
    I do not get into research, and i guess then SAU wont be a better option

  1366. Avinash sharma Says:


    iam a non eco student and have completed my graduation this year(2012)i did my preparation myself and gave DSE 2012 bt nt get selected.now i am planing to do give next year DSE exam too and this time i also plan to join do effort with help of coaching.so is this right thing to do.
    because in the meanwhile i was preparing my entrance of dse i studied all recommend books for DSE.but not practice of question.after that i do influence by all subject and all subject very interesting and now you advise me how should i do preparation for dse 2013 exam

  1367. lovekesh Says:

    One year is hell lot of time for DSE preparation. If you are comfortable with Micro, Macro and Maths(stats+econometrics), then i don’t think you need any coaching. Just stick with DU reading list and focus on concepts and you would be on the list next year.

  1368. Avinash sharma Says:

    thanks for wonderful and giving confidence advise

    i need material for numerical or problems for practice where i was lacking this year can u tell me from where i can to get these for practice material because i am ready to give my all effort for this great study.

  1369. lovekesh Says:

    Just search on Google and you can download problem sets used in Harvard, MIT, Princeton and Yale. But it requires some skills using google but u can do it. Just go through with the link i am providing below. Thats a good way to start.
    Njoy :)

  1370. John Says:


    I think academic rigor at post graduate level in Economics depends on several factors such as the number of quantitative courses, profs academic bkgd, lecture quality, research option etc. ISI & DSE have over the years evolved in such a manner that the courses are not only quantitative in nature but also research oriented. Universities abroad inculcate students to develop on ideas and publish papers which is missing in Indian universities.

    MSE at present gives the option of specializing in four different areas,i.e., Applied Quantitative Finance, Actuarial Economics, Financial Economics and Environmental Economics.

    Even though it does miss the Math-II, Stat-II or Advanced Game Theory etc which are part of the core syllabus in DSE and ISI however I found the Econometrics, adv econometrics, panel data analysis (offered in AQF ) course equally good as any other institute.

    The core courses at MSE are quantitative enough in fact some students do complain of the lack of theoretical content. I personally think that MSE does provide opportunities research on topics and publish them. Sadly a majority of students who take up admissions in MSE are rather interested in placements rather than research.

    Apart from the usual compulsory courses Mathematical Methods, Statistical Analysis, Econometrics and Applied Econometrics depending on the specialization you would get to choose among a variety of subjects like Applied Econometrics, Panel data analysis, Neural Networks, Financial Math, Actuarial Math etc

    Lecturers at MSE are from UNY, JNU, DSE, IGIDR, IIT etc so the lectures do have a certain amount of quality which is expected at the post graduate level.

    MSE being relatively a new institute is expected to increase their intake for PhD’s. However, MSE does give you the opportunity to develop on topics of interest. I also found lecturers approachable and helpful.

    Fin Eco is popular course however I feel that AQF is more quantitative in nature. Go through the course content of both the courses. I am not sure about SAU.

  1371. Raj Says:

    Pls share your opinion about Madras school of economics-General Economics course. I hv B.E. degree with about 5 yrs of exp and I am very much interested in Economic policy making. Pls advise the ranking of MSE in India, their pedagogy, and job opportunities. I hv received call letter from them.

    Thank you.


  1372. Ashima Sahni Says:

    Hey Alex,
    Can you please let me know how is IGIDR? Is it good for pursuing research work or for placements? Please reply……..please please!!!!!

    Thank you


  1373. John Says:


    Since you are interested in economic policy making, I would suggest you to drop a mail to any of the professors at MSE. I have known at least three of them directly involved in the financial planning commission. It is a known fact in MSE, that most the professors have active involvement in projects that have either direct or indirect impact on policy formation across various economic functions in the country.

    DSE, JNU, ISI, IGIDR has better placement records when compared to MSE, nevertheless placements at MSE has not been bad and is fast catching up. This year some of the places of internship are IITM, IIMB, IFMR, Ministry of Finance, Ford,RBI, Grand Thornton, Planning Commission (GoM), I.S.I(K),NHRC, Genpact, Center for Budget and Policy Studies, NITR etc.

    Apart from the corporate placements, there has been govt agencies or research firms that are known to recruit students both on-campus and off-campus. NCAER which specializes in policy research, surveys and forecasting had recruited at least two students last year. IFMR-center for micro finance is another research firm that has been a regular visitor to MSE. NIPFP is another organization that has recruited students from MSE.

    MSE would certainly come in the top 10 institutes in India. According to a WP by IGIDR (which ranked institutes according to their research output) MSE was ranked at sixth and subsequently fifth for the 2000-2005.

    Do get in touch with any of the professors there, they will give you a better picture.

    Hope this helps!

  1374. MANDAR Says:

    can anyone let me know about the Symbiosis School of economics MSC pogram. is it worth to joining .

  1375. Abhirup Says:

    Hi…i see u hav studied economics at UOH…actually have applied for MA eco nomics course at UOH….want some info on the kind of placements at UOH….how are campus placements there at UOH and the kind of pay packages offered?…having a serious dilemma over choosing universaities at kolkata and UOH…the info will of great help..

  1376. Smriti Says:

    hey thanks a lot.
    i am rly confused b/w financial eco and quantitative eco.
    fOR ACTURIL ECO , I THINK THe companies would rather prefer actuaries than us.

  1377. John Says:

    @ Smriti

    Since you don’t want to enter research, I would suggest you take up MS(AQF) since I found it much more quantitative than Fin Eco. Even though the core courses are more or less the same however the difference between the two courses is evident when you enter the III Semester.

    For Actuarial Economics you need to be sure that you are able to clear at least two papers by the time you pass out, even though I found students from the Actuarial steam getting placed even without clearing a single paper, i.e. in companies that are not dealing in Actuaries.


  1378. Tanvi Says:

    Hey.. I am really confused between M.A financial eco from GIPE and Acturial Eco from MSE..Which according to you is better?

  1379. Mayank Says:

    How is maasters in agricultural economics from gokhale institute of politics & economics???What is the scope of placement from agribuisness economics from gipe???

  1380. Tanvi Says:

    Also, I have already taken admission for M.A Financial eco at GIPE ..so would it be wise to withdraw fee from there and take admission in MSE?.. someone pls reply asap

  1381. Tanya Says:

    Hey..how is applied quantitative finance course and can one go for lectureship after this course.. is it UGC recognized?

  1382. SWATI Says:

    Hey I am really confused between MA General Economics from Gokhale and Applied Quantitative Finance from Madras School of Economics….which one wil u suggest me?

  1383. John Says:

    Fin Eco, GIPE and Act Eco, MSE are two different streams altogether. Apart from the core economic courses AE,MSE focuses on actuarial mathematics, risk models, insurance etc. The job profiles also would different.

    Actuarial Eco at MSE is a new course that was introduced from 2010. If you plan to take up this course be ready to prepare for the ACT papers that are pretty tough (with a passing rate of 2-7%). I don’t mean to discourage you but bear in mind that you would have prepare along with your regular course structure, assignments, tests, ppt’s etc at MSE. It helps you if are able to clear at least two to three papers by the end of you stay in MSE.

    Fin Eco at GIPE is good, the course structure is more less the same as Fin Eco at MSE. However, I am not aware of the placements there.
    Focus on what you would like to do after the completion of the course and choose wisely.

    Courses taught at MSE are UGC recognized. Since, it is a new course, I am unable to comment whether you would be able to sit for UGC-NET; this can be clarified from any of the professors or course coordinators. Also, remember that you would only be able to give UGC-NET for Management rather than Economics. If you are interested in going for research, then I would suggest you take up Fin Eco and give UGC-NET under the Eco category.

    AQF is a much more quantitative course than the Gen Eco course and is more job oriented whereas I think the Gen Eco course at GIPE is more research oriented.

  1384. Mayank Arora Says:

    Hey i am selected for Fin Eco at GIPE. I am interested in research involving economics,should i go for it or should i drop a year and try to get through core economics from DSE, JNU etc Please help. Thanks

  1385. Priya` Says:

    hi alex,
    I’m preparing for dse entrance next year. pls suggest a good book especially for consumer theory portion. I’ve already completed varian and its workbook but still feel that i need to learn more in it.

  1386. shivani Says:

    hey I got through Financial economics in GIPE. Can someone tell me how is the faculty out there as well as the placements. Also can someone tell me about the South Asian University. How is it etc..

  1387. Smriti Says:

    tHANKS A LOT :)
    bUT SINCE AQF IS relatively a new course, will its placements be the same as of financial eco..?
    And companies generally ask fr m.a eco, so still a little confused

  1388. Divyakant Says:

    Dear all,

    i completed BBA in finance with 63% from south gujarat uni, and now i m very much interesting to go for M.A or M.Sc. in Econometrics, plz tell me from which institute or uni, is suite for me?

    Thx a lot

  1389. sania Says:

    hey…i have currently taken admission in m.a eco at gokhale… i have certain queries regarding it-
    1)how is the course and placement n prospects
    2)should i drop an year
    3)i plan to give gre after my m.a for doin phd from u.s.. i would like to know career options other than teaching after phd..

  1390. abhay Says:

    i m final year of graduation i want to do ma in economics which is best institute in delhi ncr to prepare for entrance plz reply

  1391. Vasudha Says:

    try http://www.ecopoint.in/ and http://economicsentrance.weebly.com/contact.html

  1392. lovekesh Says:

    Myself have graduated from college right in front of South Gujarat University. Very few colleges offers MA in econometrics. the one i know is Madras University. If you are so much into econometrics, then you should also check out ISI course offers , i think you will find something of your interest. Good Luck

  1393. John Says:


    As far as I know AQF had a close to a 100% placement record in the first year of induction itself( i.e not taking into account those who opted out of placements). Once the course was introduced it surpassed the popularity of Fin Eco.

  1394. Smriti Says:

    Oh is it..thanks lot…bcz i heard people saying it had some ugc issues…but now..thansk :)

  1395. janaki Says:

    Hello Alex,
    Can you please tell me on which topics to concentrate on for IGIDR? How much time is needed for preparation?

  1396. Bradon Willows Says:

    I think fable haven is a good book

  1397. Sania Says:

    hey…i have currently taken admission in m.a eco at gokhale… i have certain queries regarding it-
    1)how is the course and placement n prospects
    2)should i drop an year
    3)i plan to give gre after my m.a for doin phd from u.s.. i would like to know career options other than teaching after phd..

  1398. harsh chaudhary Says:

    Cn any1 pls suggest me the most imp topics to cover for DSE and JNU!

  1399. John Says:


    I don’t think you should drop an year, GIPE is good. It would be better to reach out to the placement officer at GIPE to know about their placements. Research and development in corporates and government is another area if you are not interested to take up teaching as a career. However, it would depend up on you subject specialization.

  1400. Avinash sharma Says:

    i have done BBA this year with above 70% marks and i want to know from which college i can do master eco.whaeter i will able to give the entrance exam(like IGIDR,ISI DELHI OR KOLKATA,MSE) or not

  1401. pooja Says:

    hi alex
    can u pls tell me about amit goyal sir’s internship??????/does he still takes interns?????pls repl asap

  1402. Alex Says:

    Pooja: It would be best if you contact Amit directly. His email address is available on his websites.

  1403. Shreya Says:

    hey Alex,
    im being offered admission in m.a. financial eco in gipe..
    should i drop a year or should i take admission in this course

  1404. gurleen kaur Says:

    hey, @vasudha is it your name in dse merit list??
    @sunny, @pooja where have u got admission??
    pls share your success stories with us… :)

  1405. Vasudha Says:

    @ Gurleen
    luckily, yes :)

  1406. Vasudha Says:

    @ Gurleen
    i focused on getting the concepts right and practised a lot of problems. i used the books that r normally recommended for preparation. i used amit sir’s forum for my doubts. oh, and the most important element was good luck ;)

  1407. gurleen kaur Says:

    @vasudha ohk… wow! :)… thats great ….congrats :) and be there to guide us ;) :) if u dnt mind then pls gimme ur mail id or send a request at gurleenthukral@gmail.com … thanks :)

  1408. sunny saurav Says:

    so nice to know that u remember us…
    i got admission in university of hyderabad.
    best wishes to u :)

  1409. gurleen kaur Says:

    @sunny… hey wow! :) congrats :) u guys have become a great inspiration for me that dedicated self study for m.a. entrances do pays back… its my 3rd year of graduation, u also gimme ur mailid or drop a chat request at my mailid… i will be irritating u guys with my queries ;) dont mind :)

  1410. sunny saurav Says:

    thank u so much :) i will drop u a mail.n i will feel happy to help u if i can in any manner. :)

  1411. teekt Says:

    hey @alex temme how would you rate the book INTERNATIONAL ECONOMICS by DOMNICK SAVATORE for the m.a. eco entrance preparation?? if not good, then which book for international economics would you suggest for entrances??

  1412. Roy Says:

    Hi, I need accommodation in/around the North Campus. I would be taking coaching for M.A Entrance Exams and I’m not a resident of Delhi. So, I was wondering whether anyone of you could suggest any good places.


  1413. Jyoti Says:

    Hi, I’m currently doing B.sc Eco from calcutta university. I have maths and stats as my pass(general) subjects and economics as a honors subject.

    When I see the eligibility for most colleges, they something like they want 50% marks in aggregate…does that mean 50% marks including the pass papers as well or just the honors papers.?
    Calcutta University awards the division according to honors papers only, say for example I get 60% marks in economics, then I’d have passed with first division even if I get like 35% in maths and stats.

    I’m waiting for my results right now and most likely it would be something like this:

    Economics(Hons. papers) 60%
    Maths 35%
    Stats 35%

    Does that make me illegible for admissions in one of the better colleges.?
    BTW, the marks are not representative of my skills in maths and stats, I just didn’t care about those papers as CU don’t give a shit about them, nobody does around here.

    Please let me know, I may have posted this earlier and maybe it got deleted, i’m not sure. Is this a stupid question.? God knows, I’m panicking like a crazy ****

  1414. ambika Says:

    can someone please tell me if i am eligible for ies exam 2012 ? i have just given ma eco first year exam from annamalai..my final exam will be in may 2013..ies selection is done in june 2013 ,but my ma eco final result will only come aftr ies interviwe in september 2013.so can i state result awited at time of interview?
    thanks a lot

  1415. john Says:


    DU, JMI and MSE,Chennai considers the aggregate and not how the division is calculated by the university. This means that your aggregate would include the marks scored in your pass subjects. Since ISI doesn’t have any cut off you are safe to apply there. However I am not aware of how JNU, IGIDR, CDS (Trivandrum) and UoH calculates the aggregate. It would be better to contact the institute authorities. What I would suggest is that if at all the aggregate does not cross the 50% mark that is required by most schools, give the supplementary exams for Stats or maths and improve your (overall) %.

    Hope this helps.

  1416. sunny saurav Says:

    u can give IES exam this time..all u have to ensure is that u get d m.a degree by september 2013 next year..ur admission to IES will be provisional subject to ur clearance of m.a exam,if u clear interview!!
    all d best 4 IES!

  1417. shubham Says:

    Hey Alex..
    By any how do u knw any good teacher whu teaches economics for IAS mains..i had this subject in my school bt aftr that in my graduation i had buisness eco..bt in this main paper..eco is totally different…could u pls help me that wheather i should take this subject or not..!!?

  1418. shubham Says:

    sry i forgot to tell me a tutor in delhi for the same..!!

  1419. jyoti Says:

    Thanks for the help..so I am giving supplementary exams for Maths and Stats in January this year..hopefully I’ll get about 55% in aggregate.

  1420. S Says:

    Hey guys..I am a student at DSE..i took coaching classes from vibhas jha..i attended only 6-7 classes..and they were of no use..after taking admission in DSE i checked up on vibhas..and i must tell u that he is not a great mind as he says he is…he scored a 49% at DSE..so all that he brags about himself of having left DSE as a prof is false..coz he was unable to even sit for the UGC net examination coz it requires a min 55%..and with a 49% you cannot get a scholarship at maryland..i even doubt he did Phd..also none of the professors at DSE know this guy..so basically he is a fraud..so think a hundred times before joining his tutorial classes..


    best of luck with your preparations!

  1421. Lovekesh Says:

    You don’t need coaching to clear DSE entrance. It’s based on fundamentals and just follow the reading list of BA(H) economics.

  1422. sumit Says:

    S is that true bcoz it means alot to me since i also go their for coaching…….

  1423. S Says:

    I agree with lovekesh..u do not need any coaching for the entrances..just clear your concepts by reading your undergrad readings thouroughly..

    @Sumit: yes it is true..just check the past year papers and what vibhas is teaching..also i can assure you that he will cancel a lot of classes..which was the reason i left his coaching and did self study..even if u go there..dont rely on him..u ll hv to study on your own..

  1424. Joy Says:

    Hi, I was wondering whether anyone of you could suggest any coaching centres/individual tutors, based in Kolkata, which/who conducts classes for M.A. Entrance Exam(DSE, ISI, JNU etc.)?
    I’m actually a Physics graduate and I really need some guidance for preparation.
    Any information(names, contact numbers etc.) would be greatly appreciated.

  1425. Ecograd Says:


    @S: here’s the thing.all the revelations u just wrote about vibhas being fraud only means 2 things-
    Either u rone of the students who didnt liked him and now have gone out of the way to defame him
    OR Ur saying that a person who is teaching around 200 students of 1st, 2nd, 3rd year from past 4-5 odd years is living a life of lie.
    Few of my friends have actually worked for vibhas as their research assistants and one cant do research work without holding a phd in their hand. So i dont know whereu have got ur facts from.
    Just like u said we cant trust vibhas,same applies to u. Just bcoz u claim to be from dse doesnt make u trustworthy.
    @sumit: vibhas only teaches u fundamentals that are required to clearur exam. The rest is upto u. Uhave totake the effort of finding new and hard questions and solve them. For,which everyone recommends past year papers. So do them.regarding the cancellation of classes,everyone knowsthis. Yet they join, cause they dont care if a dse teacher js teaching, all everyone cares about is a good teacher.
    And that too is an individual opinion. So sumit, everything is upto u.if u like class stay and if u dont than options r always available

  1426. Goel Says:


    @Sumit: are u still taking coaching from vibhas sir? Is this all really true? I have just joinrd his batch at NDA and hv paid up the whole fees.

    @lovekesh: can u recommend as how to prepare for the DSE maths section.?

  1427. Promila Says:

    @Ecograd: I guess S is correct because Vibhas Sir once said in class that he showed his kids his name on DSE roll of honor but one of my senior has told me that there is no roll of honor in DSE. Also research work can be done without phd.

  1428. Goel Says:

    @promila: hey, are u sir’s former student or still studying under him. As i posted earlier pls tell me if all this is true as i hv paid up the entire fees at NDA for coaching but ever since these posts i have lost all the confidence in him.

    p.s. this is all really weird as i joined his coaching only after the recommendations of my seniors who are currently studying in elite colleges limedse, isi and jnu.

  1429. Promila Says:

    I’m a second year student at NDA. He teaches undergrad course well but my seniors told me to not go there for MA coaching coz all one needs to do is self study.

  1430. Navin Says:

    What’s NDA?

  1431. rahul agarwal Says:

    I am a BTech graduate. Am i eligible to apply for the course? Which section(1st or 2nd) should i attempt for DSE? Also, i would like to know the salary package from DSE..

  1432. Dth Says:

    can anyone tell me the time allotted for each section ME-I and ME-II for ISI entrance for MS in quantitative economics.?

  1433. Shraddha Says:


  1434. john Says:

    @ Rahul – For DSE entrance exam, a student can opt for any option, irrespective of subjects they have taken at graduation level. Even science students can opt for Option A.

    The avg salary package was INR 6.5L p.a the lowest being 4.5L p.a and the highest that went was 8.75L p.a/12L p.a (these were quoted by a friend of mine). If you want details then try to get in touch with placement committee at DSE. Having said that, the campus selection in DSE or any of the top economic schools are relatively tougher than MBA institutions and and very few receive multiple offers. If you are worried the salary package, then an MBA(top 25) would be better option.

    Best of Luck!

  1435. rahul agarwal Says:

    this package was for which year? @john

  1436. charu bansal Says:

    i am a student of BA II (eco hons.) frm KU..i am not good at maths.i want to join DSE/jnu for MA eco. Is it true that DSE conducts two separate entrances for MA eco. .where from can i get past 5 years question for MA eco entrance exam?I’ll be highly oblized if you can please help me..
    with regards

  1437. kashyap Says:

    charu bansal ; u can get d question paer at d scool photocopy shop,,,consult anyone of ur friend in delhi ask him to get it for u and then may be he posts it to u

  1438. Param Says:


    I am a Final Year student of Eco – Honours & Planning to Pursue PG in Eco. One of short listed institutes (in My list) is Christ University – Bangalore . Could Somebody Pls help me sharing the info about same.

    I am being bit concerned about the course offered as there is no written exam & admissions are basis GD & PI (unlike other prestigious Institutes)

    Can someone help in clarifying on :

    1. How Good is MA Eco from Christ University ?
    2. What are the Placement Records ?
    3. What is Cut off for last year (I don’t how to define cut offs — in absence of entrance examinations)

    Request you to Help me ASAP , as my PI schedule is all ready out & my going there for Interview will depend on the feedback rcvd.

  1439. Priti Chaudhary Says:

    i have completed my M.A economics, now I want to do M.phil economics . Please suggest me some good institutes other than GIPE

  1440. ashish Says:

    where I will get Madras school’s previous year entrance papers.?

  1441. gkaur Says:

    if u r in delhi , then u can get MSE and all other universities’ prev years from SRCC’s photocopy shop in north campus.

  1442. sunny saurav Says:

    @priti chaudhary
    some really good institutes where u can pursue your M.phil in economics are
    1.delhi school of economics
    4.University of hyderabad

  1443. rj Says:

    IIT Guwahati MA (Development Studies)


  1444. Naseef Says:

    Hi Guys

    Its really wonderful to reach here with the different expertise people giving their opinions on Master degree and entrance exams in Indian Economics program

    I am very late to know about the whole process of applying to various universities and really late for this year. However, the DSE option is still left open..
    I did B.com and masters of finance from University of Mysore and now looking forward for Us for PHd. Before that i should pursue another masters for that. And another one thing, during the b.com n masters in finance, I didnt take any economics courses , even though i have basic undersatnding due to private tutor for MY CA exam.

    Henc, I would humbly request all of you guys to provide me the realistic suggestions as i can crack this year DSE entrance or not.

    ANd If i need of a coaching, then please let me any coaching in Bangalore, chennai or New Delhi starting from April 15. I want to sit down for the class for coaching

    Thanks & Best Regars

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  1446. John Says:

    MSE sample questions;


    Is there a way to to attach files on this blog?

  1447. Alex M Thomas Says:

    Hi John,
    One way is to paste the link as you have done. If the file is of use over a long time, mail it to me (alexmthomas@gmail.com) and I will upload it.

  1448. Naseef Says:

    Mr ALex
    How you rate University of hyderabad and Osmania university masters program for getting into US Top school Phd econ program
    Right now, i am interested in masters program and straight way will go for Phd in US/..

    what is ur view on hyderabad and osmania…


  1449. Saptami Dutta Says:

    Hi! How would you rate IIT Guwahati for pursuing Masters in Eco? I just appeared for my final year exams this year. Thanks,

  1450. Sundeep Says:

    I am an engineer with 2.5 years IT workex.
    But have my interests in macroeconomic situations of countries, how it affects the world markets and individual economies. Also monetary policies interest me.
    With these will an M.A. economics help to pursue these interests as career ?
    I have also been shortlisted for MBE(DU south campus). Though this is different and more of business with economics.
    But confused which one will be better considering my interests?

  1451. taanikt Says:

    hey sundeep, i am a 3rd year BBE(DU) student-the undergrad. course of MBE. see, MBE is a good course to study economical aspects and economic environment of business, i have seniors in MBE(DU), and they say corporate placements are very good there and u must have seen their course structure and various papers u hv to study in MBE.U can compare those with MA Eco papers of DSE or JNU or IGIDR. But as u have written, i guess ur interest lies in core macroeconomics. M.A. eco wil definately help u to pursue career in macroeconomics. As far as MBE is concerned i cant say much about it, but as a student of BBE and while preparing for MA Eco entrances, i have realized that as BBE students our course structure is such that, we dont dwell into those depths of economic subjects as eco hons. ppl do. we do more of business-economics related subjects. i guess likewise MBE will also deal with more of economics of businesses than pure economics. so, according to me, if u want good corporate placements MBE will be better, but if u want to do more of academics, research ,or even want to do Indian Economic Services, then MA Eco will suit u.. and placements are also good in MA eco(DSE, ISI, IGIDR) all the best for ur choice :)

  1452. John Says:

    @Saptami Dutta

    IIT Guwahati does not offer Masters in Economics course instead it offers MA in Development Studies. Development Study courses are somewhat different from the usual MA in Economics course. The difference is evident if you compare the course structure of MA(Dev Stdy) at IITG or TISS and MA(Eco) at DSE,ISI,JNU..etc.
    If you are worried about placements, it would be better if you approach the faculty for details.

  1453. Sundeep Says:

    Thanks Taanikt, for your insights.

  1454. Varun Agrawal Says:

    Can any1 share solutions of past years’(2009 -12) MA eco entrance exam for DSE/JNu/ISI or whichever available ?..I think many of us here are in dire need of them..thanks ..my mail id varunnn.agr@gmail.com

  1455. taanikt Says:

    hey varun, amit goyal sir’s forum can help u – http://economicsentrance.weebly.com/forum.html

  1456. Varun Agrawal Says:

    Thanks alot Taanikt..

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  1458. Akash Says:

    Could anyone please give me any info regarding placements at University of Hyderabad for MA Eco.?

  1459. Sindhur Says:

    Does anyone have any idea when the application for DSE will start?

  1460. Andrea Says:

    I need help with GIPE MA Economics entrance exam preparation with respect to the books to refer to.I have gone through the model question papers,but need some advice.

  1461. sunny saurav Says:

    university of hyderabad is known for its academic environment and research work.students here focus more on doing research,clearing UGC NET and JRF exam,go for studying abroad or preparing for entrance exams like IAS and IES.Regarding placements,the placements are not upto the level of DSE,IGIDR,ISI or MSE but certainly some really good companies do visit here and those who want placements get one.but if your sole aim is to get high placement,u can focus on clearing ISI,IGIDR OR DSE Entrance exams.

  1462. Saptami Dutta Says:

    i’ve heard that DSE entrance exam is on 29th June. not having the info that when the application process will start though!!

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  1464. Ninad Says:

    Pls guide me with wich books to refer for GIPE and Mumbai University entrance exams for M.A??

  1465. Sindhur Says:

    Thank you Saptami for the information,

    Can anyone explain the criteria for enrolling at DSE or other DU colleges? The classes would be conducted at DSE, then by what determines the choice of colleges? Is it the student’s choice or are the colleges alotted?

  1466. gkaur Says:


    first you take the entrance, if ur name appears on the merit list, u will be called for the counselling… there, according to the rank achieved by you in the entrance,u will have to choose any DU college from amongst the given list-given the availabbility of seats. The classes will be held at DSE only… the college u choose will be for ur tutorials, assignment submissions, attendences and research help.

  1467. Gaurav Says:

    This is a really very helpful site.
    I’m undergraduate from commerce background, i want to know how i can prepare for entrance test to get into top institutes offering MA in Economics.

  1468. Gaurav Says:

    I want to know about the coaching classes around Mumbai for MA entrance test

  1469. warsha Says:

    let Y: aggregate real output per year, P : The price level , C money value of aggregate consumption expenditure per year, I : money value of aggregate investment expenditure /year , L: agggregate employment ,L*|: total labour supply ( in labor hours /year) and w : hourly money wage rate . let W denote the money value of agg wage income /year and R money value of agg non wage income/year. consider an economy in which labor is homogeneous . the agg productivity (Y/L) is a constant ‘a’ and price level is a factor m times the wage cost per unit of agg output. the price at full employment is always greater than or equal to that at below employment . in eqb PY=C+I

    q. if I= 4000, C= 1000 +0.8W+0.6R, w=10 , m= 4/3, a= 16 , L*=2000 what is the full employment level of economy ?

    q. what is its price level in the economy?

    q.what is the fraction of total labor supply that remains unemployed?
    pls someone reply to this ques !

  1470. chacko Says:

    Sirs / Ma’ams

    This might be a very silly question to be asked in such a forum.
    But still, I should rather ask.
    Does the rank/status of the university one obtains PG degree from really matters while applying for PhD / MPhil etc?
    Please reply and excuse me if i have asked anything dumb.

  1471. Saptami Dutta Says:

    Hi, all! Can anyone tell me when is the exact date of MSE entrance? They have changed few dates….
    Thank You!

  1472. Saptami Dutta Says:

    Hi, all! Can anyone tell me when is the exact date of MSE entrance? They have changed few dates….
    Also wanted to know whether past years paper of MSE are available in any website?
    Thank You!

  1473. John Says:


    Ranks/status of the university one obtains PG degree from matters while applying for PhD / MPhil abroad. Universities especially in the UK do specify a a certain percentage to be obtained during your PG. For example LSE specifies an overall grade in excess of 60 per cent for students attending institutions ranked among the top 50 in the country and 65 per cent from those who are studying/have studied at institutions not in the top 50.

  1474. Sindhur Says:

    Does anyone have any idea about how DSE and other institutes convert CGPA to percentage while admissions?

  1475. gkaur Says:

    If you are talking about 10th Boards CGPA then 10th class CGPA or percentage marks WONT BE considered as a important admission criteria in DSE and any other post-grad. economics institute. They just require u have passed 10th boards and ur birth certificate from ur 10th class passing certificate. In that case they wont convert CGPA to percentage… you will have to do so as all admission forms to all universities require you to fill the marks in percentage and not in grade points. So, convert your CGPA to percentage using any online converter.. there are many available. Forex. a CGPA of 10 means 95 percent.

  1476. Saptami Says:

    Hey, can anyone tell me what’s the last date for online application in DSE???

  1477. Saptami Says:

    Also plz temme how is CDS and symbiosis school of economics.

  1478. Mayuri Says:

    thank you so much.its really helpful…..
    can you also add more ISI N DSE papers with solutions???

  1479. Sindhur Says:


    Has anyone downloaded the hall ticket for MSE?? The previous link was for undergraduate programmes.

  1480. Saptami Says:

    I called them up. They said it would be available after 10th

  1481. Sindhur Says:

    @ Saptami

    thanks. I just downloaded it.

  1482. Arpita Says:

    Guys!! is the admit card for MSE paper available?????

  1483. Saptami Says:

    @ Sindhur
    Can u share the link for downloading admit card?

  1484. Anonymous Says:


    Is GIPE a better option than TERI??

    Also, at GIPE which course is better- finacial or general economics?

  1485. S Says:


    Can someone tell me among Gokhale (generale eco) , SAU and TERI, which is a better option as a back up? Any opinions would help :)

  1486. Sachin Says:

    Could anyone guide me about the MA Economics of Pondicherry University ????? And whether any placements do happen from it or not …I also want to know about Presidency Univesity ,Kolkata for its MA ECONOMICS ,what type of question’s do they ask and do they have interview or not??

  1487. AT Says:

    Hey all
    I have cleared jamia and Gokhale(gen eco). I eventually want to sit for the civil services. So what would you guys advice?

  1488. rashika Says:

    jamia for sure

  1489. Find Domain Name Says:

    Howdy! I could have sworn I’ve been to this website before but after reading through some of the post I realized it’s
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  1490. arenba Says:

    how are these books on micro and macro economics by h.l.ahuja and m.l.jhingan.?

  1491. Sakshita Says:

    Hi Friends

    I am taking admission in UOH, however I had cleared GIPE and JMI too. Is my decision of UOH correct. Pse Give your views friends.

  1492. rahul kulkarni Says:

    a really great blog,was wondering if anyone could mail ma a softcopy of ‘VARIAN WORKBOOK’ .Its extremelu urgent.
    thank you.

  1493. neha92 Says:

    can someone tell me if it good to do MSc Eco from TERI university

  1494. Drishti Says:

    can you please provide me information regarding coaching centres for ma economics entrance exam in New Delhi?i am a b.com(h)student.

  1495. sunny saurav Says:

    UoH is known for its research work in economics plus academic environment.students at UoH mainly excel in competitive examinations like IES,IAS or UGC NET JRF exams.placements do happen here.so,in my view,your decision is good as long as you dont have any dislikings or likings towrads a particular place,food or external environment.
    TERI is not as popular as ANY OTHER institute since it is a newly born though it offers a promising course structure.since it specialises in environmental economics,u can opt for it if environment is the thing that attracts you.
    coaching centres for m.a economics in delhi are
    2.amit goyal sir classes
    3.vibhash sir (NDA COACHING)

  1496. sunny saurav Says:

    CDS is a good institute to study.it gives u d degree recognised by JNU n that is d best thing about it.the m.phil and phd programmes are very popular here and recently included m.a (applied economics) programme too looks promising.it provides u good academic environment mainly for research.
    regarding symbiosis school of economics,plzz dont think about it.it is not worth reading economics there by giving such high fees since the course structure may make u feel as if u r still in bachelors.

  1497. Sakshita Says:

    Previously I took admission in UOH & now got through JNU too and that has put me in dilemma as which one to choose. Friends please help me to decide.

  1498. sunny saurav Says:

    go for JNU. UoH is no doubt good but JNU is d best university.its campus life and academic environment is unparalled.

  1499. Ramakrishna Reddy Says:

    @Sakshita: Last year I was also in the same situation and I opted for JNU. I don’t know much about UOH but in JNU some professors are top notch and the course is not too much mathematical like it is in DSE and ISI. Placements are not that great as well but the good thing is you will have hell lot of time to pursue your interests and the campus life is really good and if you have any political inclination then JNU is the best place to participate in those events. Prabhath Patnaik, Jayati Ghsosh, Sugato Das Gupta and there are many others. Just google their names you will get an idea. the campus life is just awesome (personal opinion). The bottom line is if you have the habit of studying on your own without any external pressure and if you don’t like too much mathematics then I guess you should go for JNU.
    Hope this helps!
    PS: I am student of SSS not SIS. Views or Personal :)

  1500. Suvarna Pande Says:

    Ram yu desxribed jnu perfctly! Cdnt agree more
    Anthr student of sss jnu

  1501. Ramakrishna Reddy Says:

    @Suvarna: haha thank you :)

  1502. veena Says:

    This site is superrrrrrrrrrawesome!
    I am doing my masters in economics, Sem 3rd. However my basic concepts of even micro and macro economics are not very good. Somebody pls suggest me as to which books can help me out.
    Moreover i wish to know which books i must study for internationaltrade, environment economics, Growth and development and econometrics. Since i have i little access to classroom teaching, plz guide me.

  1503. Sunit Says:

    For Basic Concepts in Micro : Read Hal R Varian’s Intermediate Economics
    For Basic Concepts in Macroecon : Read Greg Mankiw’s Macroecon book
    International Trade : Dominick Salvatore’s book is good

  1504. veena Says:

    Hey Sunit Thanks for suggesting me the books… thanks a lot! Please suggest me the books for Economics of Growth and development and for econometrics.

  1505. sonali singh Says:

    plz let me know that do i need maths for doing post graduate in economics????

  1506. john Says:

    @ Veena

    Given below are a some of the books that are usually referred at universities at both undergraduate and post graduate level;

    1. C. Dougherty (2002), Introduction to Econometrics 2/e. New York: Oxford University Press.
    2. J. Wooldridge (2001), Introductory Econometrics, South-Western.
    3. D. Gujarati (2002), Basic Econometrics,4/e. McGraw-Hill

    1. W.H. Greene (2005), Econometric Analysis, 4/e. New Jersey, Prentice Hall.
    2. J. Johnston and J. DiNardo (1997), Econometric Methods, 4/e. McGraw-Hill.
    3. B. H. Blatagi (2005), Econometric Analysis of Panel Data, 3/e. Wiley.

  1507. Sundeep Says:

    What kind of placements can we get from the DSE/ISI/IGIDR ?
    I am primarily interested in macro econ and fixed income
    I am engineer but been reading fin/eco and have 3 yrs of non-fin/eco experience.
    Can MA Econ from DSE/IGIDR and MSc from ISI help me achieve it ?Is my non-relevant work ex an issue?

  1508. Vijay Says:


    I completed in 2011 from IIM.
    I am really confused between the following two options:
    1. Apply for FPM to IIMs
    2. Apply for MA eco to either DSE/ISI and then look for PHD options abroad.

    My long term goal is get into research in the field of Eco.

    Can you suggest which one would me better ?


  1509. veena Says:


    Hey u people are really great. Thanks for recommending!

  1510. john Says:


    Among management institutes IIMA, IIMC,IIMB and ISB are considered good and at par with some the economic institutes in India. A research fellow from these institutions have been able to pursue research both within the academic and the industrial sector. Further IIMA,C & B have faculties and a fair amount of research topics under the economics discipline. ISB has research areas under Financial Economics only. Since you are an IIM grad I think you might get a waiver on compulsory courses you have to undertake before your actual research and thus be able to enter directly into research and cut down the time taken towards a PhD. However before applying towards FPM at these above mentioned mgt insts it would be better to the faculty on your research interests.

    If you are looking for PhD options abroad then I wouldn’t recommend you to pursue a second Master’s from DSE/I.S.I. If you apply to universities in North America, you would have to do a second master’s before your PhD irrespective of where you pass out(except for outstanding application and a research proposal). A GRE score is also imperative. A PhD in North America would take 5 to 6 years to complete. You could pursue MPhil from DSE/JNU/IGIDR/IITB (I.S.I does not offer MPhil) and then pursue your PhD from abroad. This would give you a glimpse of the research areas and cut down the time taken towards completion of your PhD. PhD in Europe and Australia also take about 4 to 6 years to complete and admission criteria vary.


  1511. Jnu student 2013-2015 Says:

    hello young economist! I am doing PG in Ma eco from Jnu.I did my graduation from pune university which does not have a good update course. I cleared UoH,MSE,GIPE and JNU exam. I would advice you to fill entrance form of as many entrance exam as possible. It helps you to cover your studies, time management and competition is beyond imagination. you never know. students from IIT,Bsc,BCom,MBA,BBA,BA, 2nd attempt students…etc are shifting to MA ECO. Even if u r nt interested in any collg giv its entrance to cross check yourself.

    Dont get discourage by competition. give as much time as you can. because it is WORTH it. Solve previous questn paper. 1st entrance is usually of UoH in mid february. give it with full stroke. I did my study on my own without any tution. Its not as tough if you study regularly and manage ur schedule properly. u dont have to finish recommended books. read only chapters which are ther for entrance syllabus. Extra reading is also very very important. read books of amartya sen, adam smith, ….. WORK HARD AND SMART- u will enjoy life very much.

    The books used by me
    1- micro- hal varian, pubinfield and pindyck
    2- macro- dornbusch fischer, mankiw
    3- maths- schaum series dowling and simon and blume

  1512. Ashima Says:

    Can you please give the solutions of D school papers after the year 2009!Please update the page. Please.

  1513. Alex M Thomas Says:

    You will find the solutions here: http://economicsentrance.weebly.com/lessons.html

  1514. w Says:

    Somebody please explain as to what is relative commodity prices?
    Is it the opportunity cost of a commodity?

  1515. laranya Says:

    Hey am I eligible for DSE ma in eco if I am doing my ba in economics and political science in the prospectus it says there should be 55 % waitage of economics in the paper I did not understand this please can u help

  1516. Pranali Says:

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  1517. Pranali Says:

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  1518. Prakhar tiwari Says:

    i want to know the admission procedure for getting into iit’s for M.sc economics..asap..
    thank you..

  1519. Prakhar tiwari Says:

    @JNU student
    ..could you please provide the jnu ma economics syllabus..?

  1520. Sunny Kumar Says:

    sir i have done b.tech in electronics & communication eng. & currently working in Infosys. Can i take admission in M.A. in Economics in JNU. If yes then plz suggest me some books so that i can clear the entrance examination.

  1521. gangasai Says:

    it is very nice website iwant material for integrated ma economics course plz sent

  1522. Bin Says:


    Can anyone please tell me about MA Eco offered by Loyola,Chennai?Do they have good placements?

  1523. poushali Says:

    hello sir,
    i am preparing for IGIDR and MSE.I will be highly grateful if you can guide me with relevant information pertaining about my preparation and the references i can go through that will make me qualified to these schools of economics.

  1524. RUCHIRA Says:

    Which are among the best colleges for DEVELOPMENT ECONOMICS in India?
    Can you recommend books for the MA economics entrance exam of CENTRE FOR DEVELOPMENT STUDIES Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala.

  1525. Kunal Says:

    I’m preparing for IGIDR, and I just wanted to know what all books to refer to for the maths section ? And if possible could someone give a detailed description of all topics that one needs to be prepared for ?

  1526. Bankim Chandra Mahato Says:

    Heartily Thanks to this Enterprise.I want help from you such as Question paper on M.A.Entrance of Various Versity,particularly DSE,JNU from year 2008 to 2013.Until then Take Care,Adios!

  1527. Ancy Says:

    Dear Sir,

    I would like to appear for MA Economics entrance exams this year. Can you suggest some good tuition facilities in Chennai?

  1528. hussain Says:


    i knw dat dse mse jnu uoh gipe and all are very good and outstanding…. i want to know abt jmi… is it any good?? how is faculty der and hw is course structure?? plz help me out…

  1529. ooty Says:

    hello bro.

    i had like to ask you regarding the Du Entrance exam!! its my First time here in delhi. so, i didn’t have much knowledge about DU. can u plis guide me with which book should i go for my preparation for the entrance??

  1530. Firdaus Says:

    i hv applied for MA economics at jmi,,,bt i didnot find its previous years entrance exam ques paper…do any of u hv itz ques paper,, please kindly post it on this msg of mine,, i need it urgently as i hv exam on 9th of june….

  1531. Dr. Narendra Nath Dalei Says:

    Dear All,
    If you want to join MASTER IN ENERGY ECONOMICS (MEE) at UPES, Dehradun then contact me:

    Dr. Narendra Nath Dalei
    Asst. Professor(SS) at UPES, Email: ndalei@ddn.upes.ac.in
    Mobile: 09997135366

    Best wishes,

  1532. rohin Says:

    is there any ies coaching institute in delhi apart from kalinga and axiom which charges reasonably ok. I mean these institutes are taking 50K for coaching way 2 much..

  1533. bala Says:

    i m pursuing bsc(maths)
    i want to know reference book for gipe entrance

  1534. Sunit Says:

    Rohin…for IES coaching

    Mr. Narayanan sir’s (based in Trivandrum, Kerala) classes are good.

  1535. vinodha Says:

    I need some bit bank for M.A economics entrance preparation in OU

  1536. arzoo sabharwal Says:

    hi ! i sell notes for dse entrance . they are about 1800 page self explanatory notes on on micro macro econometrics stats game theory etc.
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    i am currently pursuing masters from DSE .

  1537. Unknown Says:

    Refer to Centre for Economics Entrance for MA Economics Entrance preparation:


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  1539. gunjan Says:

    i have done m.com in accountany but now i m more of intrstd in m.phil economics what is the solution for this…? m i eligible for dis…?

  1540. Mitali Says:

    I am a final year Economic Honours student and wish to pursue MA in Economics from JNU. I checked out many helpsites for the recommended books but I didn’t find any particular book for each section. can anyone please suggest me one book for each section of the entrance paper. and if anyone has ebook format of those books and can mail them please help. Thank you.

  1541. Arzoo Sabharwal Says:

    Hi all !
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    overlapping sets
    producer theory(basic and advanced )
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  1542. krishna Says:

    I am a BTech graduate in Computer Science. I am currently working as an IT professional. I have interest in Economics and wish to pursue MA in Economics.
    But I do not have any idea about how to prepare for the entrance exams conducted by DSE ISI JNU etc since I have no know knowledge about economics. Could you kindly help me out and suggest me the preparation strategy and any coaching institutes to get training.

    Thank you

  1543. Ashima Sahni Says:


    All of you can visit http://www.economicsweebly.com. You can get all your answers there. Or else mail me at ashimasahni04@gmail.com.

    Ashima Sahni
    MA Applied Economics, Centre for Development Studies

  1544. Kiran Says:


    I am currently working in an MNC. I want to do MA in economics as its my interest. Is it possible to complete MA while still working in an MNC for 6 hrs a day? Its necessity for me to work to support my family. I can manage working from later half of the day in the organization.
    How much a student will be occupied in terms of classes from morning. (Say from 9 a.m or so ). Could someone please guide about timings of some of these institutes DSE, ISI, IGIDR, CDS and HCU . Would be of great help.

    Thank you,

  1545. Ashima Sahni Says:

    Hi Kiran, the class hours at CDS is from 9 : 30 am to max 3: 00 p.m . with just three classes per day in first year and two classes per day in second year. So you can manage work from home something. I hope it helps. :)

  1546. Kiran Says:

    Thanks Ashima. It really helps.

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    Thank you

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