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MA Economics (SSS): Jawaharlal Nehru University

JNU has two schools that offer post graduation in Economics: School of Social Sciences (SSS) and School of International Studies (SIS). SSS has MA in Economics which is open to students from all streams. However, only graduates in Economics are eligible to apply for MA Economics with specialization in World Economicy offered by SIS.

SSS (MA Economics)

To crack JNU entrance, solving past years is extremely important. They essentially have the same trend of questions being followed over years. If you are preparing for ISI and DSE entrances, clearing JNU may not be that challenging. SSS entrance tests on basics and do not really focus on any sophisticated problems like ISI and DSE. Last year SSS entrance had objective as well as subjective questions.

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MA Economics (With specialization in the World Economy), JNU

As already mentioned, this course is offered by School of International Studies. A student must be a graduate in Economics to apply for this course.

Preparation for this entrance is similar to the MA Economics degree offered by School of Social Studies. If i recall correctly, last year they had 8 questions out of which one had to answer 5. Keep the strategy for this same except that you need to write the answers in coherent manner. Note that the entrance for this course has subjective questions. On addition to the recommended topics for course at SSS (previous entry), go through 3rd year “International Economics” book by Paul Krugman. HO theorem, Specific factor model etc. are required to be done.

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