IIT Kanpur is one of the Institutes of National Importance and among the top institution of India. It is a public institute of technology located in Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India which was established by an Act of Parliament in 1960 by the Government of India. It offers various undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral programmes in engineering, science, management and design. From 2023, IIT Kanpur started taking admission via JAM & GATE score for its MSc Economics Course.

About IIT Kanpur Economics Department

As mentioned above, IIT Kanpur started offering a two-year Master of Science (M.Sc.) program in Economics in the academic year 2023-24. The course structure & curriculum of the program helps students to acquire core competencies as economists. The course focuses on applying theoretical concepts in economics with real world problems in different domains of the economy. The course strucutre also emphasis on using modern statistical packages such as STATA & R, along with quantitative economic modelling using computing languages such as Python and MATLAB.

IIT Kanpur MSc Economics Written Test Last Date Apply

The IIT Kanpur MSc Economics Test will be conducted on 11th April 2024

IIT Kanpur MSc Economics Exam Date

The IIT Kanpur MSc Economics Test will be conducted on 7th June 2024 (Tentative as of now)

IIT Kanpur MSc Economics Result

Results will be declared between June 15 and June 30, 2024

IIT Kanpur MSc Economics Eligibility

Students from any stream Economics and non-Economics are eligible .

The minimum eligibility criterion is first class in the applicant's undergraduate degree.

It's MANDATORY to first take the GATE or JAM examination either in economics (GATE-HSS (Economics) or JAM-Economics) or in any other discipline.

First round of shortlisting of students will be done based on their GATE or JAM scores.

Candidates who meet a cut-off will be invited to appear for a written examination.

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

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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

OR

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 not yet mentioned with exam date being June 7, 2024.

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

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IIT Kanpur MSc Economics Mock Paper

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IIT Kanpur MSc Economics Syllabus

Part A - Mathematics and Statistics [College level]

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

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

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.

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

Part B - English language and logical reasoning skills

Grammar

TOEFL/IETLS type academic reading type questions

Logical reasoning

Part C - Introductory Economics [CBSE Class XII level]

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

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

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

IIT Kanpur MSc Economics Suggested Readings

Part A - Mathematics and Statistics [College level]

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

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

Gilbert Strang. Linear Algebra and its Applications.

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

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

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”

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