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Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research (MSc Economics Admission)

This two-year program provides intensive training in Economics, focusing on analytical skills, problem-solving, and exposure to current policy issues, both nationally and internationally. Students must complete 16 courses or 15 courses along with a Master’s thesis. It’s designed for those with the right quantitative background seeking a solid foundation in economic analysis.

Admission Procedure for IGIDR MSc Economics

Admission to the MSc programs at the Institute is determined by candidates’ performance in an online test and an interview.

Eligibility Criteria for MSc in Economics IGIDR

To be eligible for the MSc in Economics at IGIDR, you need one of the following degrees or their equivalents: 

B.A./B.Sc. in Economics (55% for GEN / 50% for SC/ST/PwD) 

B.Com (60%/55%) B.Stat.(60%/55%) 

B.Sc. (Physics or Mathematics)(60%/55%)



For the Economics discipline, a minimum second division is required, while other disciplines need at least a first division. Additionally, you must have studied mathematics at the higher secondary or higher level.

No. of Seats for MSc in Economics

There are a total of 50 seats available for MSc in Economics students

Fees for MSc in Economics IGIDR

The course fee for M.Sc. students is Rs.16,000 per semester. Residential accommodation is available, with a hostel fee of Rs.200 per month and additional charges for water and electricity based on actual usage. Please note that the tuition fee may be subject to revision periodically.

IGIDR Entrance Exam Syllabus

The Basic Mathematics section covers the following topics:








Applicants can choose to appear in either Section IIIA or Section IIIB, based on their preference and background.

IGIDR Entrance Paper Pattern

Total Composite Time Allowed: 180 minutes.

Question Paper Language: English Question Type: Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ). The MSc online test comprises three sections:

(a) Comprehension and English (20 questions/20 marks/60 minutes)

(b) Basic Mathematics (covering Limit, Continuity, Differentiation, Integration, Probability, Combinatorics, and Statistics; 35 questions/35 marks/60 minutes)

(c) Either Economics or Advanced Mathematics (at the Bachelor’s Ancillary Level) with 35 questions/35 marks/60 minutes.

IGIDR Entrance Exam Marking Scheme

There is a penalty of (0.25) for each incorrect answer.

Placements after MSc in Economics from IGIDR

Recent companies that have hired graduates from IGIDR include Accenture, American Express, Citicorp Services India Pvt. Ltd., CRISIL, Deloitte, FPL Technologies, ICICI Bank, IDFC First, JPMC, KPMG Advisory Services Pvt Ltd., Pricewaterhouse Coopers Pvt. Ltd. (PwC), and UBS Business Solutions (India) Pvt. Ltd.

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