Pakistan Institute of Development Economics

Guidelines for Test/Interviews

Please note the following instructions and guidelines;

Test:

  1. The admission test will be conducted Physically in PIDE campus.
  2. The duration of the admission test will be 90 minutes.
  3. The test will be based on MCQs. These questions are divided into multiple sections. please see the following program-wise marks distribution table.
  4. List of shortlisted candidates will be uploaded on PIDE website on 15-08-2022.
  5. Use of unfair means or non-compliance with the instructions (given in this document or in the examination area) will disqualify the candidate from the test and his/her name will not be included in the merit list of candidates.

Interviews:

  1. Only shortlisted candidates will be called for interviews.
  2. In-person interviews of shortlisted candidates will be conducted by respective committees.
  3. We expect that the candidates shall come prepared and shall consult research articles/webinars/videos on PIDE website.

Program-wise marks distribution:

S.NoPrograms Total MarksDistribution of Marks
1.PhD Economics50

i.              Microeconomics 20%

ii.             Macroeconomics 20%

iii.           Maths & Econometrics 20%

iv.            International Trade 10%

v.             Monetary Economics 10%

vi.            Fiscal Economics 10%

vii.          Pakistan Economy 10%

2.PhD Econometrics50

i.              Mathematics 50%

ii.             Statistics 50%

3.M.Phil Economics50

i.              Microeconomics 20%

ii.             Macroeconomics 20%

iii.           Maths & Econometrics 20%

iv.            International Trade 10%

v.             Economic Development 10%

vi.            Public Policy 10%

vii.          Pakistan Economy 10%

4.M.Phil Econometrics50

i.              Mathematics 50%

ii.             Statistics 50%

5.M.Phil Economics & Finance50

i.              Microeconomics 30%

ii.             Macroeconomics 30%

iii.           Finance 20%

iv.            Maths / Stats 20%

6.M.Phil Environmental Economics50

i.              Microeconomics 50%

ii.             Macroeconomics 20%

iii.    General Information (Pakistan Economy and Environment) 30%

7.M.Phil Business Economics50

i.              Business 50%

ii.             Economics 50%

8.M.Phil Public Policy50

i.              Public Policy (50%)

ii.             Quantitative (20%)

iii.           Verbal (20%)

iv.            Comprehension (10%)

9.M.Phil Development Studies50

i.              Comprehension (10%)

ii.             Development Studies (50%)

iii.           Economics (6%)

iv.            Sociology/Anthropology (5%)

v.             Research (26%)

vi.            Political Science (3%)

10.MS Management Sciences50

i.              English (20%)

ii.             Math (20%)

iii.           Analytical Skills (10%)

iv.            Management Sciences (marketing, HR and Finance) (50%)