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- Last date of application: 14th June 2013
- Entrance test: 29th June 2013
- Result (expected): 10th July 2013
- Admission of selected candidates: To be announced later
- Classes begin: Will be notified as per University Academic Calendar 2013-14
- B.A. (Hons.) Economics of the University of Delhi with 50% or more marks in the aggregate.
- 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.
- First Class with 60% or more marks in Graduate/Post-graduate degree in any other subject from the University of Delhi or any Indian University recognized by the University of Delhi.
- No candidate will be admitted in the General Category unless he/she secures at least 40% marks in the Entrance Test.
Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes
- The minimum eligibility requirement for the Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe candidates will be that they must have passed the qualifying degree examination, provided that the minimum eligibility for admission to post-graduate Courses be the minimum pass marks of the qualifying examination concerned of the University of Delhi.
- In the case of Scheduled Castes/Scheduled Tribes candidates who had passed the last qualifying examination from other Universities, they should have secured at least the same percentage of pass marks at the qualifying examination as prescribed for the equivalent examination of Delhi University for purposes of admission to the Post-graduate course of this University.
- Scheduled Castes/ Scheduled Tribes Candidates would also be required to take the Entrance test but their merit list be drawn separately and operated as per the reservation quota.
Other Backward Classes
- The OBC candidates who belong to the ‘Non-Creamy Layer’ and whose castes appear in the Central List of the OBCs only shall be eligible to be considered for admission under the OBC Category.
- The OBC candidates shall be given a relaxation in the minimum eligibility in the qualifying examination and in the minimum eligibility (if any) in the admission entrance test to the extent of 10% of the minimum eligibility marks prescribed for the General Category candidates. For example, if the minimum eligibility for admission to a course is 50% for the General Category candidates, the minimum eligibility for the OBCs would be 45% i.e. (50% less 10% of 50%).
- All those OBC candidates who meet the minimum eligibility marks in the qualifying examination and the minimum eligibility marks in the Entrance test shall be eligible for admission in the order of their merit, keeping in view the availability of seats reserved for them.
Persons With Disabilities (PWD)
The PWD candidates with not less than 40% disability shall be given a relaxation in the minimum eligibility in the qualifying examination and in the minimum eligibility (if any) in the admission entrance test to the extent of 5%.
Children/Widows of the eligible Armed Forces Personnel (CW)
A concession of 5% marks in the minimum eligibility requirements in the qualifying examinations.
Students from Foreign Universities
- Foreign nationals with Indian degrees and Indian nationals with degrees from foreign universities should ideally appear for the entrance test. No candidate will be admitted unless he/she secures at least 40% marks in the Entrance Test.
- In case it is not feasible for a candidate to appear for the test, he/she must submit application with GRE scores and recommendations from two academic referees.
How to apply
- Instructions for online application can be found here.
- The application forms are also available at the office of the Department of Economics, Delhi School of Economics against a demand draft of Rs. 500/- (for students belonging to General Category & non SC/ST/PH Category) and Rs. 300/- (for students belonging to SC/ST/PH category). The demand draft should be made from any nationalized bank drawn in favour of Registrar, University of Delhi, payable at Delhi.
- Eligible applicants are required to submit the registration form complete in all respects.
- Self-attested copies of the following certificates should be submitted.
1. High School / Higher Secondary / S.S.C. Examination for age verification.
2. Mark-sheet of the last qualifying examination or, if that result is awaited, certificate from the institution to that effect.
3. Certificate from a competent authority for those belonging to SC, ST, OBC or physically handicapped, wherever applicable.
4. Entitlement card from the record officer if concession admissible to children/widows of officers/jawans of the armed forces killed/disabled in action is sought.
- In addition, the applicant must attach two copies of a recent passport size photograph, one each on the registration form and the admission ticket. The photographs must be attested by a gazetted officer.
- The admission ticket is to be detached from the registration form and retained by the candidate for presentation at the time of the entrance test.
- The completed registration form with copies of supporting documents, must reach The Head, Department of Economics, Delhi School of Economics, University of Delhi, Delhi 110007 no later than June 14, 2013.
- Students from foreign universities: Those who choose to take the entrance test must apply to the Head of the Department on the prescribed form by 14th June 2013. In other cases, complete application with GRE scores and recommendations from academic referees must reach the Head of the Department by 14th June 2014. No matter which option they choose, all foreign nationals must route their applications through:
Deputy Dean (Foreign Students Registry)
Room no. 11 (First Floor)
University of Delhi
- There will be two types of question papers for the admission-cum-scholarship test termed as Option A and Option B. Candidates are free to choose any one option.
- However, candidate must indicate on the application form their choice of option (A or B) for the entrance exam. The option exercised (at the time of submitting the application form) will be deemed final and you will get a question paper for that option only.
- The question paper under Option A is more suitable for candidates who have studied Economics/Commerce at the undergraduate level, and the question paper under Option B will be on Mathematics and Statistics. Sample test papers are available here.
- Option A syllabus
Candidates are expected to be familiar with the material contained in the current B.A. (Honours) Economics programme of the University of Delhi. The Entrance Examination will test the candidates’ ability to understand and apply concepts in four basic areas in Economics: (a) microeconomic theory, (b) macroeconomic theory, (c) mathematical techniques used by economists, and (d) probability and statistics. Apart from these, some general questions testing the reasoning and quantitative ability of the students may also be asked.
A list of indicative, but not exhaustive, references that may be used to prepare for the examination are:
- Chiang, A.C, Fundamental Methods of Mathematical Economics, McGraw- Hill.
- Dornbusch, R., and S. Fischer, Macroeconomics, McGraw-Hill
- Mankiw, N.G., Macroeconomics, Macmillan
- Nagar, A.L., and Das R.K., Basic Statistics, Oxford University Press.
- Pindyck, Robert S. and Rubinfeld, Daniel L. Microeconomics, 5th ed., Prentice- Hall.
- Sydsaeter, K. and Hammond, P. J. Mathematics for Economic Analysis, Pearson Education.
- Varian, H. Intermediate Microeconomics, 2nd ed., Norton & Co.
- Option B syllabus
Candidates choosing Option B are expected to be prepared in Mathematics and Statistics at a level indicated by the following references:
- Bartle, R.G., The Elements of Real Analysis, Wiley
- Coddington, E.A. and N. Levinson, Theory of Ordinary Differential Equations, McGraw-Hill
- Feller, W., An Introduction to Probability Theory and its Applications, Wiley
- Finkbeiner, D.T., Introduction to Matrices and Linear Transformations, W.H. Freeman and Co. (reprinted in India by D.B. Taraporevala Sons & Co.)
- Hoffman, K. and R. Kunze, Linear Algebra, Prentice-Hall
- Hogg, C and Craig, A.T., Introduction to Mathematical Statistics, Prentice-Hall
- Rudin, W., Principles of Mathematical Analysis, McGraw-Hill
Day of the Entrance Test
- The Entrance test will be held on Saturday, 29th June 2013. The test will commence at 10 a.m. It will be a three hour examination.
- Candidates must fill out and retain one of the admit card from the application form and present it at the examination centre at 9.00 a.m. on Saturday, 29th June 2013
- Allotment of examination centre can be found (i) on the Department Website at least 2 days before the entrance test (ii) at the Delhi School of Economics on the day of the Entrance test. No other communication will be send in this regard.