CU - Ph.D. Entrance Examination (Economics): 2013

University of Calcutta

Ph.D. Entrance Examination (Economics): 2013


• The Ph.D. entrance test of 100 marks for the suitable candidates1 will be held once in a year and the qualifying marks will be fixed at 50%;

• At the most 20 candidates (with full concurrence with the reservation policy) will be enrolled this year (2013);


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

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

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

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

Date of Examination: July 6, 2013 (Saturday) 1-3 p.m. in the Department of Economics, CU;

Date of Interview: August 3, 2013 (Saturday) from 11 a.m. in the Department of Economics, CU;

Application Deadlines:

• For Research Entrance Test (RET) without SoP: June 14, 2013;

• Submission of SoP for eligible candidates [NET/ SET/ M.Phil./ RET]: July 19, 2013;

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