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IIT Kanpur MSc Economics Written Exam

Updated: May 22




IIT Kanpur is a public institute of technology located in Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India. It was established by an Act of Parliament in 1960 by the Government of India and is one of the Institutes of National Importance. It offers various undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral programmes in engineering, science, management and design. It is ranked among the most prestigious academic institutions in India.


About IIT Kanpur Economics Department

The Economics Department at IIT Kanpur has 20 permanent or full time faculty members with research and teaching interests from a broad range or different fields. Along with having advantage in traditional areas like Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, and Econometrics; the economics department also has expertise in different domains and areas like agricultural economics, behavioral economics, development economics, environmental economics, financial economics, health economics, industrial economics, international trade, labor economics, law and economics, optimization theory, political economy, family economics, and public policy. These different of economics gives students even more versatile learning of economics across different domains.



IIT Kanpur MSc Economics Exam Date

The IIT Kanpur MSc Economics Test will be conducted on15th June 2023


IIT Kanpur MSc Economics Result

Results will be declared between June 20 and June 30, 2023


IIT Kanpur MSc Economics Exam Pattern

Part A - Mathematics and Statistics [College level]

Part B - English language and logical reasoning skills

Part C - Introductory Economics [CBSE Class XII level]


IIT Kanpur MSc Economics Marking Scheme

The marking scheme is NOT revealed yet. However, it should be like

Correct = +1 Mark

Incorrect = -0.25 Mark


In our 5 Mock Papers, we have kept it at

Correct = +2 Mark

Incorrect = -0.50 Mark


IIT Kanpur MSc Economics Duration

The IIT Kanpur MSc Economics Written Exam will of 2 Hours or 120 Minutes


IIT Kanpur MSc Economics Timing

The IIT Kanpur MSc Economics Written Exam timing is 10 am to 12 noon on June 15, 2023. Still request you to kindly refer to your Call letter or any other document provided by them.


IIT Kanpur MSc Economics Interview

For admission to IIT Kanpur MSc Economics Course, there is NO INTERVIEW and the admission process completes with the written examination.


IIT Kanpur MSc Economics Admit Card

For admission to IIT Kanpur MSc Economics Written Test, your call letter is your admit card.


IIT Kanpur MSc Economics Sample Paper

You can visit here for IIT Kanpur MSc Economics Sample Papers.


IIT Kanpur MSc Economics Mock Paper

We (ArthaPoint) has prepared a set 5 IIT Kanpur MSc Economics Mock Papers for our enrolled students. Further, we are providing One IIT Kanpur MSc Economics Mock Paper at no fee to non enrolled students as well.


IIT Kanpur MSc Economics Syllabus

Part A - Mathematics and Statistics [College level]

  1. Algebra: Binomial Theorem, AP and GP Series, Permutations and combinations.

  2. Linear Algebra: Matrix representations and elementary operations, Determinants, Systems of linear equations.

  3. Calculus: Functions, Limits, Continuity, Differentiation of functions of one or more variables, Unconstrained Optimization, Definite and Indefinite Integrals, Constrained optimization of functions of not more than two variables.

  4. Elementary Statistics: Measures of Central tendency, Dispersion, Basic probability theory, Standard distributions: Binomial, Poisson, and Normal.

Part B - English language and logical reasoning skills

  1. Grammar

  2. TOEFL/IETLS type academic reading type questions

  3. Logical reasoning

Part C - Introductory Economics [CBSE Class XII level]

  1. Microeconomics: Indifference curve and consumer’s optimization problem, demand function, production function, short run cost curves, perfectly competitive market

  2. Macroeconomics: National income accounting: Circular flow of income, Methods of calculating national income, Price index numbers, Inflation, Nominal vs. Real GDP

  3. Indian economy in post-liberalization era: Basic/general knowledge


IIT Kanpur MSc Economics Suggested Readings


Part A - Mathematics and Statistics [College level]

  1. Alpha Chiang and Kevin Wainwright. Fundamental Methods of Mathematical Economics.

  2. Irwin Miller & Marylees Miller. John E. Freund’s Mathematical Statistics with applications.

  3. Gilbert Strang. Linear Algebra and its Applications.

  4. George B. Thomas, Joel Hass, Christopher Heil, Maurice D. Weir. Thomas’ Calculus.

  5. Joseph Blitzstein and Jessica Hwang. Introduction to Probability. Available at https://projects.iq.harvard.edu/stat110/home

  6. Martin J. Osborne. Mathematical Methods for Economic Theory. Available https://mjo.osborne.economics.utoronto.ca/index.php/tutorial/index/1/int/i

Part B - English language and logical reasoning skills

Nothing suggested


Part C - Introductory Economics [CBSE Class XII level]

National Council of Educational Research & Training textbooks “Introductory Microeconomics” and “Introductory Macroeconomics”


Hope this helps you all and BEST OF LUCK.


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