CDS MA Economics Admission 2022: Application (Out soon), Dates, Eligibility, Pattern, Syllabus

The SCDS (Centre for Development Studies) is located in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala and it was founded in the year of 1971.

This institute is affiliated to Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi. This center offers, Integrated M.Phil – Ph.D. and Ph.D. degree in Applied Economics to the candidates.

The admission will be provided to the candidates in this center on the basis of eligibility criteria. From this article, applicants will know the detailed information of CDS MA Economics Admission exam dates, application form, eligibility criteria, and exam procedure.

CDS MA Economics Admission Important Dates 2022

Here is the important schedule of the CDS MA Economics Admission examination mentioned below for the candidates, those are wishing to apply.

Events Dates (Announced)
Closing Date of Registration October 2022
Examination October 2022
For SAARC candidates: Skype Interview November 2022
The result will be out December 2022
Program will start December 2022

CDS MA Economics Admission Application Form 2022

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The CDS MA Economics Application Form will be available on the official website of the Centre for Development Studies till April month. Candidates can fill the application form of CDS MA Economics if they are wishing to get admission to the MA Economics course. An application can be filled through offline mode and the procedure to fill the application form is mentioned below.

  • Primarily, applicants need to go on the official webpage of the Centre for Development Studies and they have to click on the applying link.
  • There will be two separate Application forms for the Indian and SAARC candidates on the official website.
  • Candidates can download the application form after reading the instructions carefully. In the application form, applicants have to fill all the correct and complete details.
  • After filling the application form, applicants have to submit the duly filled application form along with self-attested copies of the above documents should be sent to the following address:

Academic Programme Office
Centre for Development Studies
Ulloor, Medical College P.O.,
Thiruvananthapuram – 695011,

Application Fee

Application Fee of Rs. 500, in the form of a DD drawn from State Bank of India (SBI) only in favor of the Centre for Development Studies, payable at Thiruvananthapuram (SBI Thiruvananthapuram Medical College Branch Code – 070029).

The application fee is non-refundable. Candidates belonging to SC, ST, and PWD (with ≥ 40% disability) are exempted from payment of the application fee.

Documents to be attested with Application Form

  • Candidates belonging to SC/ST: Caste certificate.
  • Candidates belonging to OBC (non-creamy layer): OBC (non-creamy layer) certificate.
  • Candidates with disability (PWD) (with ≥ 40% disability): PWD certificate.

CDS MA Economics Admission Eligibility Criteria

Those candidates are going to apply in this examination; they must have to check their eligibility criteria mentioned below.

For Indian Students

  • Applicants must be qualified in a bachelor’s degree in any discipline under 10+2+3 patterns, with at least 50 percentages of marks.
  • The applicants from SC, ST & Persons with Disability (PWD) (with ≥40% disability) are eligible irrespective of the percentage of marks secured in the qualifying degree.
  • Candidates appearing in the final examination may also apply and they also submit the final mark sheets of the qualifying examination at the time of registration.

For SAARC Students

The applicants must be qualified for a Bachelor’s/undergraduate degree (a three-year program) with English as the medium of instruction and the three-year undergraduate program must be equivalent to an undergraduate program of an Indian university.

CDS MA Economics Admission Exam Pattern

Applicants must have to prefer the exam pattern for better preparation of the examination. The applicants will know the complete structure of the question paper using the exam pattern.

  • The exam is going to be for 2 hours
  • There are going to be 100 questions
  • There will be negative marking for incorrect answers.
  • Each correct answer will carry three marks and each incorrect 1 mark

CDS MA Economics Syllabus

From these subjects, the questions will be asked in examination to the candidates.

  • Microeconomics: (Consumer behavior Utility maximization and Demand, Theories of production and cost, Choice under uncertainty, Perfect Competition and Monopoly,  Basic models of Oligopoly and Cournot, Bertrand and Stackelberg
  • Macroeconomics:(National Income accounting, Simple Keynesian model, ISLM model, Solow growth model, Theories of money demand and money supply, and Consumption and Investment)
  • Mathematics:(Algebra, Matrix Algebra, and Calculus)
  • Statistics: (Probability Theory, Descriptive Statistics, Sampling, Theoretical and Sampling Distributions, and Statistical Inference)

CDS MA Economics Admit Card 2022

The CDS MA Economics Admit Card will issue to the candidates on the official website of Centre for Development Studies and it is a mandatory document, which must be preferred by the candidates.

The applicants without admit card will not be allowed to enter in the examination hall. Admit card has the details such as time of the exam, venue of the examination, candidates roll number, and other details.

Admit card will be sent to the eligible candidates by registered post/speed post in the first week of May to the ‘Communication Address’ given by the applicant.

CDS MA Economics Admission Result 2022 

The Centre for Development Studies declares the CDS MA Economics entrance exam result on its official website and those applicants have appeared in this examination, they can check their result through online mode. By submitting the required details in the required field, applicants can check their results.

CDS MA Economics Seat Reservation

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Statutory reservation for Indian candidates belonging to SC, ST, OBC (NCL) & Persons with Disability (PWD) (≥ 40% disability) as per Govt. of India rules is provided. Reservation is applicable to only 20 seats earmarked for Indian students.

If you have any queries regarding CDS MA Economics Admission 2022, you can leave your comments below.

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  1. Parisha says:

    Are application forms for 2021 entrance exam out?
    If not then what are the tentative dates?

  2. Anjali says:

    While I was registering the following exam they asked students total marks obtained in the qualifying exam but I am an 3rd yr student waiting for last semester exam.Am I not eligible or is there any other way by which I can complete the registration

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