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University of Calcutta MPhil Entrance Test 2013

M.Phil in Economics Admission 2013

Applications are invited for admission to the two-year M.Phil Programme in Economics for the Session 2013-2015. The number of seats is 15 (inclusive of reservation).

Important Dates for University of Calcutta MPhil Entrance Test 2013

Issuing of Application Forms begins from on 27th May 2013, Monday

Last Date of Receipt of application on 07th June 2013, Friday in the UCAC Office;

Date of Publication of List of candidates eligible to sit in the entrance test on 21st June 2013, Friday in the Notice Board of the Department of Economics, CU;

Date of Entrance (Written) Test on 28th June 2013, Friday 1.30 p.m. in the Department of Economics, CU;

Date of Publication of Entrance Test Result 08th July 2013, Monday in the Notice Board of the Department of Economics, CU;

Last Date of Receipt of SoP on 19th July 2013 (Friday), in the Office of the Department of Economics, CU;

Date of Interview on 26th July 2013, Friday from 11 a.m. in the Department of Economics, CU;

Eligibility for University of Calcutta MPhil Admission 2013

Any candidate who has passed the M.A./M.Sc. Examination in Economics of this University with 55% marks in aggregate (SC/ST with 50% marks) or with 60% marks in aggregate of any other recognized University is eligible to apply to the M.Phil Programme. Students, likely to complete M.A./ M.Sc. Part-II Examination in Economics by 30th June 2013 are also eligible to apply. Their admission will be provisional subject to satisfying minimum eligibility criterion by 31st August 2013.

Selection Procedure for University of Calcutta MPhil Entrance Test 2013

Selection will be on the basis of an entrance test followed by an interview. Candidates who have qualified in NET, SET or equivalent national level examination are exempt from the entrance test, but not from the interview. The candidates, found eligible through entrance test and those exempted from entrance test, would be invited to submit a Statement of Purpose (SoP) on which a final interview will be conducted. The list of finally selected candidates would be posted in the University web-site and Departmental Notice Board.

Syllabus for EntranceTest

Microeconomic Theory: Consumer Behaviour, Theory of Firm, Analysis of Market Structure, Theory of Distribution, General Equilibrium, Welfare Economics, Asymmetric Information, Public Goods and Externalities.

Macroeconomic Theory: National Income Accounting, Aggregate Demand-Simple Keynesian Model, IS-LM Model, Interaction between Aggregate Demand and Aggregate Supply- Short-run and Long-run Equilibrium, Classical Full Employment Model Determination of Real Wage, Interest Rate and Price Level, Demand for Money, Supply of Money, Consumption Function, Investment Function, Inflation, Trade-cycle and Growth, Open-economy Macroeconomics;

Statistics and Econometrics: Measures of Central Tendency, Dispersion, Higher Order Moments, Correlation, Theory of Probability, Theory of Statistical Inference, Classical Linear Regression Model (both 2-variable and k-variable cases)- Estimation, Hypothesis Testing and Prediction, Heteros-cadasticity, Autocorrelation and Multicollinearity, Simultaneous Equation System and the Problem of Identification.

Mathematical Economics: Optimization in Economics (Static and Dynamic), System of Simultaneous Equations and Cramer’s Rule, Input-Output Analysis, Linear Programming, Elements of Game Theory.

Structure of the Entrance Test

M.Phil Entrance test is of 100 marks. The qualifying mark is 50%. Duration of the test is two hours.

There will be 50 multiple choice questions (MCQ), each of 2 marks. For each MCQ there will be negative marking (1 mark).

MCQs will be on Microeconomic Theory (30 marks), Macroeconomic Theory (30 marks), Statistics, Econometrics (20 marks) and Mathematical Economics (20 marks).

Application Form for University of Calcutta MPhil Entrance Test 2013

Application forms would be available at C.U. Sales Counter (College Street Campus) from 10.30 a.m. to 3.00 p.m. on all working days on payment of Rs. 465/- for form plus Rs. 35/- for copy of a Brochure, from 27th May 2013, Monday.

Form Submision

Completed application forms will be received by the office of the Senior Secretary, University College of Arts and Commerce (UCAC) College Street Campus, Asutosh Building, Ground Floor, Room No. 3G between 11.00 a.m. and 3.00 p.m. on all working days up to 07th June 2013.


Reservation for SC, ST and Physically Handicapped will be made as per University/ Government Rules.

For more details please visit www.caluniv.ac.in

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