IIT Kanpur (MSc Economics through IIT JAM/GATE)

The MSc Economics program at IIT Kanpur offers an innovative curriculum blending core economic expertise with cutting-edge skills in technology, focusing on real-world problem-solving and hands-on training in data analysis and economic modeling.

Admission Procedure through IIT JAM/GATE

Qualified candidates can submit their applications for the program via the GATE or JAM followed by a second round of written test.

Eligibility Criteria for IIT Kanpur 2024

Students from both Economics and non-Economics backgrounds will be admitted into the program. The minimum eligibility criterion is first class in the applicant’s undergraduate degree

Fees for IIT Kanpur

The tuition fees per semester is approx INR 3000

Entrance Exam Syllabus

Kindly review the syllabus for both IIT GATE and JAM on our blog page

IIT GATE Exam Details

IIT JAM Exam Details

Paper Pattern

In the IIT GATE 2024 examination, all papers will be presented in English. Each paper carries a total of 100 marks, with a shared General Aptitude (GA) section accounting for 15 marks. The remaining 85 marks are dedicated to the specific paper’s syllabus, of which 60 marks are allocated to Economics, while 25 marks are reserved for the compulsory Reasoning and Comprehension section, essential for all candidates.

IIT JAM: “The exam will last for 3 hours. It will be conducted in English only. There will be a total of 60 questions, and they will be divided into three sections: A, B, and C, all of which are mandatory.

Section A: This section has 30 Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs), with 10 questions carrying one mark each and 20 questions carrying two marks each. Each MCQ will have four options, and you select the correct one.

Section B: This section contains 10 Multiple Select Questions (MSQs), each carrying two marks. MSQs are similar to MCQs, but there can be more than one correct answer. You need to select all the correct choices to get full credit.

Section C: This section includes 20 Numerical Answer Type (NAT) questions, with 10 questions worth one mark each and 10 questions worth two marks each. For NAT questions, you need to provide a numeric answer using the virtual numeric keypad on the screen; there are no answer choices.”

Entrance Exam Marking Scheme

If you leave a question unanswered in any section, you won’t receive any marks. In Section A (MCQ), providing a wrong answer will lead to negative marking. For each incorrect response to 1-mark questions, 1/3 mark will be deducted, and for each incorrect response to 2-mark questions, 2/3 mark will be deducted. In Section B (MSQ), there are no negative marks, and no partial marking is available. In Section C (NAT), there is no negative marking either.

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