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How to prepare for DSE Entrance Exam (Delhi School of Economics)

Here are some candid thoughts on how to prepare for the DSE entrance exam. This post is focused on Option A (Economics) of the DSE entrance. I'll write a follow up post on Option B. The objective of this is to help any and all students going for the DSE entrance exam (or any other MA economics entrance exam) irrespective of whether you choose to work with CrackDSE or not. 1. Choosing the right option At the time of applying the DSE entrance exam, you will have to choose whether you want to go for "merit" based or "exam" based consideration for admission. The former is only for students who are studying or have studied B.A. (Hons.) Economics at Delhi University. If you are from any other course or any other university, pick the "exam" based approach. The DSE entrance exam will test your knowledge of Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, Probability, Statistics, Econometrics, Game Theory, Mathematics and Logical Ability. The percentage of marks from each section varies quite significantly each year, with little to no predictability. See the table below for instance (the percentages are estimates) Option B: now scrapped. This option is no longer provided. It used to focus on Mathematics, and was ideal for candidates with a Mathematics background. Now, all students give the same exam, irrespective of their academic background. 2. Pattern of the paper (DSE Entrance Option A) DSE entrance option A consists of 2 sections: Section 1: 20 multiple choice questions. Marking scheme: +1 for the correct answer, -1/3 for a wrong answer, 0 for unattempted question Section 2: 40 multiple choice questions. Marking scheme: +2 for the correct answer, -2/3...