Delhi School of Economics Admission Test  M.A. Economics Exam Pattern
Exam Pattern

Delhi School of Economics entrance will basically test your knowledge of Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, Statistics, Econometrics and Mathematics.

There is 2 parts in the exam:
PartI of the examination consists of 20 multiplechoice questions. Each question is followed by four possible answers, at least one of which is correct. If more than one choice is correct, choose only the ‘best one’. The ‘best answer’ is the one that implies (or includes) the other correct answer(s). Indicate your chosen best answer on the bubblesheet by shading the appropriate bubble.

For each question, you will get: 1 mark if you choose only the best answer; 0 mark if you choose none of the answers. However, if you choose something other than the best answer or multiple answers, you will get −1/3 mark for that question.
PartII of the examination consists of 40 multiplechoice questions. Each question is followed by four possible answers, at least one of which is correct. If more than one choice is correct, choose only the ‘best one’. The ‘best answer’ is the one that implies (or includes) the other correct answer(s). Indicate your chosen best answer on the bubblesheet by shading the appropriate bubble.
 For each question, you will get: 2 marks if you choose only the best answer; 0 mark if you choose none of the answers. However, if you choose something other than the best answer or multiple answers, then you will get −2/3 mark for that question.
Total Marks 100
Test duration 180 minutes
Marking System – For each question, you will get: 2 marks if you choose only the best answer; 0 mark if you choose none of the answers. However, if you choose something other than the best answer or multiple answers, then you will get −2/3 mark for that question.
Syllabus Summary
No. Of Subject  12 

No. Of Unit  13 
No. Of Chapter  85 
 Analytic functions
 Complex Integration
 Cauchy’s Integral Theorem and Formula
 Liouville’s Theorem
 Zeros and Singularities
 Taylor and Laurent’s series
 Residue Theorem
 Quotient groups and Homomorphism Theorems
 Automorphisms
 Sylow’s theorems
 Euclidean domains, polynomial rings
 Finite dimensional vector spaces
 Linear transformations and their matrix representations
 Systems of linear equations
 Eigenvalues and Eigenvectors
 CayleyHamilton Theorem
 Jordancanonical form
 Hermitian, Skew Hermitian and unitary matrices
 Finite dimensional inner product spaces
 GramSchmidt Orthonormalization Process
 Linear programming problem and its formulation
 Infeasible and Unbounded LPP’s
 Dual problem and duality Theorems
 Vogel’s approximation method
 Hungarian method
 First order ordinary differential equations
 Initial Value Problems
 Linear ordinary differential equations of Higher Order
 Linear second order ordinary differential equations
 Laplace transforms
 Frobenius method
 Legendre and Bessel Functions
 Bisection, Secant method
 NewtonRaphson method
 Interpolation
 Lagrange, Newton interpolations
 Numerical differentiation
 Numerical integration
 Trapezoidal and Simpson rules
 Gauss elimination, LU decomposition
 Jacobiand GaussSeidel
 Ordinary Differential Equations
 Euler’s method
 RungeKutta methods of order 2
 Sequences and series of functions
 Fourier series
 Maxima, Minima
 Riemann Integration
 Surface and Volume Integrals
 Theorems of Green, Stokes and Gauss
 Weierstrass approximation theorem
 Lebesgue measure
 Lebesgue integral
 Fatou’s lemma
 Dominated Convergence Theorem
 Linear and quasilinear first order partial differential equations
 Second Order Linear Equations
 Cauchy, Dirichlet and Neumann problems
 Solutions of Laplace
 Interior and exterior Dirichlet problems
 Fourier Series and Fourier Transform and Laplace transform
 Numerical computation
 Numerical Estimation
 Numerical Reasoning
 Data Interpretation
 English grammar
 Sentence Completion
 Verbal Analogies
 Word Groups
 Instructions
 Critical Reasoning
 Verbal Deduction
 Normed linear spaces, Banach spaces
 HahnBanach extension theorem
 Innerproduct spaces
 Hilbert spaces
 Riesz representation theorem
 Definitions of probability and sampling theorems
 Discrete Random variables
 Continuous random variables
 Descriptive statistics
 Hypothesis testing
 Basic concepts of topology
 Subspace topology, Order topology
 Urysohn’s Lemma
How to prepare
Preparation Strategy
Make a proper Time Table
It is very important that you make a time table and stick to it and you will have an exact idea of what you are required to study and the time required for it.
Concept clarity rather than rote learning
It is essential that you have a clear idea of the formulas and concepts rather than rote learning of things for the papers. While you might require it for memorizing formulas it is important that for other stuff you make sure you clear your basics and concepts before moving on.
Prepare Notes
It is very important make small notes or a comprehensive list of formulas on each covered topic and chapter which will come in handy at the time of revision. This will require you to be regular with your work but will surely make things easy at the time of revision.
Seek guidance
It is not possible for you to know everything in your syllabus, at least not at the time of preparation. Sooner or later you will run into a concept or so which will give you trouble and then it is best you seek guidance from an instructor or a teacher. It is necessary that you clear your doubts at regular intervals and don’t prolong things for long. Getting into a good coaching class is nothing to be ashamed off and if anything a regular coaching class will enable you to avoid roadblocks in your preparation.
Sample Papers
Even though there may be a complete change in the exam pattern or the expected questions altogether,it is important that you practice on the sample and previous years question papers. You will know the existing pattern and have a fair idea of the type of questions to expect in the paper along with the time constraint.
Mock tests
The paper pattern, duration of the paper and the number of questions to be attempted in the given amount of time is not something you will be able to pick up on the day of the examination. A Mock Test tests a student’s abilities as it not only provides a similar feel of real exams but also helps in building speed and confident to face the exam. Furthermore, they can improve their performance to get an extra edge in actual exams.
Time management
Time management can be learnt through thorough practice and regular test taking. So it is important that you practice it and practice it well.
Important Instructions
a) Check that you have a bubblesheet accompanying this booklet. Do not break the seal on this booklet until instructed to do so by the invigilator. b) Immediately on receipt of this booklet, fill in your Name, Signature, Roll number and Answer sheet number (see the top left the corner of the bubble sheet) in the space provided below. c) This examination will be checked by a machine. Therefore, it is very important that you follow the instructions on the bubblesheet. d) Fill in the required information in Boxes on the bubblesheet. Do not write anything in Box 3  the invigilator will sign in it. e) Make sure you do not have the mobile, papers, books, etc., on your person. You can use nonprogrammable, nonalphanumeric memory simple calculator. Anyone engaging in illegal practices will be immediately evicted and that person’s candidature will be canceled. f) You are not allowed to leave the examination hall during the first 30 minutes and the last 15 minutes of the examination time. g) When you finish the examination, hand in this booklet and the bubble sheet to the invigilator.