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BA Economics Admissions in India 2021: Check Eligibility, Admission Process and Colleges

Cyril Titus Zachariah
Cyril Titus ZachariahPublished On: March 25, 2021

Interested in taking admission to BA Economics courses in India? Check out the important details you may need in order to successfully complete the BA Economics Admissions in India for 2021. Learn more about the BA Economics eligibility criteria and methods of admissions here.

BA Economics Admissions in India

One of the highly regarded and sought after economics courses in India is the Bachelor of Arts in Economics programme. In India, aspiring economists can pursue either a General or Honours programme in the field of economics. Due to the career scope of BA Economics in India, many aspirants across India aim to pursue BA Economics for their undergraduate study.

BA Economics is a popular course, which has resulted in many universities/colleges offering the course. In this article, we shall talk about the important details regarding BA Economics admissions in India 2021.

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BA Economics Eligibility Criteria 2021

Like other undergraduate courses offered in India, aspirants wishing to pursue the 3-year undergraduate course must first qualify the basic BA Economics eligibility criteria in India 2021. While each university/college will define its own eligibility criteria, candidates must still meet the general eligibility criteria for BA Economics.

  • All candidates must have cleared their class 12 board examination, preferably in the stream of commerce, from a recognised board of education such as CBSE, ICSE or equivalent State Boards.

  • They must have secured a minimum aggregate score of 45%-50% in their qualifying examination. Some colleges may require candidates to have cleared Mathematics, Economics or Statistics subjects in the qualifying exam.

  • Admissions to the courses may be done on the basis of an entrance exam, therefore, aspirants must first attempt the relevant entrance exam and then apply for admissions.

BA Economics Admissions Processes in India 2021

In any educational institution in India, there are three popular and commonly opted methods of admissions, viz. Entrance-based admissions, Counselling-based admissions or Merit-based admissions. However, the admission processes for BA Economics in India will be determined by the individual college and their requirements. Therefore prior to applying for admissions to BA Economics, candidates are advised to go through the admission policy and procedures of the respective colleges.

Check out the BA Economics admission processes in India here along with the various steps that aspirants may be asked to take in order to successfully take admission in the college and course of their choice.

Entrance-Based Admissions for BA Economics in India

  • Each aspirant will first be required to register and/or apply to the college and/or the course and go through the eligibility criteria specified by the respective colleges.

  • Once the application process has successfully been completed, candidates may be asked to download and take a printout of the Admit Card, which will be required to appear for the entrance test, on the stipulated date and time. The Admit Card will act as the proof of application and that the candidate is allowed to take the test.

  • The university or college will conduct the entrance test with the objective of calculating the aptitude of the candidate in different aspects, which may also include General Knowledge, Basic Mathematics, English Language/Grammar, Reasoning Ability and/or Essay Writing.

  • Subsequently, the University/College will release the results along with merit lists which would contain the name of the candidates, their scores and ranks respectively. The admission panel of the respective educational institution will then consider the ranks and scores of the candidate when offering admission to the course.

  • Once candidates have been shortlisted after the entrance exam, if the admission policy requires, candidates may be asked to appear for a Personal Interview and/or Group Discussion.

  • The university/college will then offer admission to the prospective candidates based entirely on the overall performance of the candidates in the entrance exam and the personal interview and/or the group discussion. The University/College will also look into the past academic record of the candidate and finalise on offering admission to the shortlisted candidates.

Counselling Based Admissions to BA Economics

In certain cases, universities conduct counselling sessions to offer admission to prospective students. This is common among Universities have either established many constituent institutes which offer similar courses or have many affiliated colleges offering the same course. In such cases, depending on the admission policy of the individual University, candidates may be asked to appear for the counselling sessions. Here are the steps that are to be followed in a counselling session-based admission process for BA Economics.

  • Right after the entrance exam, depending on the ranks and scores of the candidates, as mentioned in the merit-lists released by the respective Universities, candidates will be asked to appear to the respective centres for choosing the course and college of their choice.

  • Here, the ranks and the scores of the candidate will heavily dictate the college and the course which is applicable to the candidates. In other words, higher-ranked candidates will be able to pursue BA Economics easily, while, lower-ranked candidates may find it much more difficult to grab a seat in the course and college of their choice.

  • The University will offer admission to prospective candidates depending on the preferred course, the number of seats available in the chosen course and the score/rank of the candidate in the University-level entrance exam.

Merit-Based Admissions for BA Economics in India

  • Under merit-based admissions, candidates are asked to meet the requisite eligibility criteria and apply to the course and college.

  • Candidates will then be called for admission to the course based purely on merit, which is calculated using the past academic record of the candidate. In other words, the scores obtained by the candidate in the qualifying examination will determine their admission to the course and college.

  • Once all applications have been received by the college, prospective students will be asked to visit the college for document verification process and if applicable, further selection processes.

  • Further selection processes may include a Personal Interview and/or Group Discussion, depending on the admission policy of the college.

  • Depending on the overall performance of each candidate under different parameters, i.e. past academic record and the personal interview/or group discussion.

Under all three methods of admission processes, candidates will be required to pay the admission fee along with tuition fee once they are offered admission. Payment of the required fees will confirm their admission to the course and college.

If you are interested in pursuing a BA Economics course in one of the top BA Economics Colleges in India, then skip the hassle and fill out the Common Application Form, available on our website. Our counsellors will help you choose the college and course that is best suited for you.

Top BA Economics Colleges in India

If you are interested in pursuing an undergraduate course in economics, then you may check out some of the top BA Economics colleges in India, as listed below.

Name of College

Course Offered

Annual Course Fees

Amity University Jaipur

BA (Hons) Economics


Loyola College Chennai

BA Economics


Madras Christian College Chennai

BA Economics


Parul University Vadodara

BA Economics


Mody University Sikar

BA (Hons) Economics


Noida International University Greater Noida

BA (Hons) Economics


Sri Venkateswara College New Delhi

BA (Hons) Economics


St. Andrew College of Arts, Science and Commerce Mumbai

BA Economics


The ICFAI University Dehradun

BA (Hons) Economics


Acharya Institutes Bangalore

BA Economics


These are among the top BA Economics colleges situated in India, which offer a range of economics courses at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels. If you are interested in pursuing a BA economics course or any course for that matter, you can contact our counsellors and they will help assist you in your admission process to the course and college of your choice.

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