MS AND PH.D. ADMISSIONS 2022 (Department of Economics)

Applications are invited for MS and Ph.D. admissions in the Department of Economics against limited seats as per the schedule given below:    

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Eligibility Criteria

  1. (MS Program)
  • Sixteen years of education (124-130 Credit Hours) after HSSC/F.Sc / Grade 12 equivalents in the relevant subject with at least 2.50 CGPA from a recognized University as per HEC rules OR MA/ MSc in the relevant subjects with at least second division or equivalent grade in case the candidate is from the annual system.
  • Specific eligibility criteria shall also be applicable for admissions as per HEC rules like the NTS type test.
  1. (Ph.D. Program)

As per HEC criteria

Admission Schedule:

  • The last date for submission of Admission forms is October 20, 2022

Guidelines for PhD (Economics) entrance test/interviews

Please pay attention to the instructions and guidelines below;


  1. The entrance test will be conducted physically at KIU main campus.
  2. The duration of the entrance test will be 120 minutes.
  3. There will be MCQs and comprehensive questions in the entry test. These questions are divided into many areas. View the table below showing the marks distribution.
  4. Test date October 23, 2022, at 2:00 PM
  5. Interview October 28, 2022, at 11:00 AM
  6. If a candidate uses unethical methods or doesn't adhere to the rules, he/she will be excluded from the test and his/her name won't be on the merit list of the candidates.


  1. Interview calls will only be made for shortlisted candidates
  2. The relevant committees will conduct in-person interviews with individuals who have been shortlisted.
  1. We expect that applicants will be well-read and have visited the websites of reputable international publishers to read scholarly works.
  2. On October 28, 2022, shortlisted candidates will be interviewed.

Marks distribution:



Total Marks

Distribution of Marks


PhD Economics


Test = 80

Interview = 20

i.   Microeconomics, 30 (MCQ’s=20 and Subjective=10 marks)

ii.  Macroeconomics, 25 (MCQ’s=15 and Subjective=10 marks)

iii. Econometrics, 25 (MCQ’s=15 and subjective=10 marks)