CUET UG 2022: Economics syllabus has 10 units; complete list

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CUET UG 2022: Economics syllabus has 10 units; complete list CUET UG 2022
Vagisha Kaushik | Jun 23, 2022 - 5:04 p.m. IST
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NEW DELHI: The National Testing Agency (NTA) will conduct Common University Entrance Test (CUET) UG 2022 on July 15, 16, 19, 20, and August 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 10 in Computer Based TEST (CBT) mode for admissions to various undergraduate courses at central, state, private and deemed universities. The Economics paper will contain 50 questions and students will have to attempt 40 questions out of it. The syllabus of Economics contains 10 units.

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CUET UG 2022: Unit-wise Economics syllabus

Unit 1: Introduction to Macroeconomics

  • What is microeconomics?
  • Central problems

Unit 2: Consumer behaviour and demand

  • Consumer’s Equilibrium: meaning and attainment of equilibrium through Utility Approach: One and two commodity cases.
  • Demand: market demand, determinants of demand, demand schedule, demand curve, movement along and shifts in the demand curve, price elasticity of demand, measurement of price elasticity of demand – percentage, total expenditure, and geometric methods

Unit 3: National income and related aggregates — Basic concepts and measurement

Macroeconomics: meaning.

  • Circular flow of income, concepts of GDP, GNP, NDP, NNP (at market price and factor cost).
  • Measurement of national income – value added method, income method, and expenditure method.

Unit 4: Determination of income and employment

  • Aggregate demand, aggregate supply, and their components
  • Propensity to consume and propensity to save (average and marginal)
  • Meaning of involuntary unemployment and full employment
  • Determination of income and employment: two-sector model
  • Concept of investment multiplier and its working
  • Problems of excess and deficient demand
  • Measures to correct excess and deficient demand – availability of credit, change in government spending

Unit 5: Money and banking

  • Money: meaning, evolution, and functions
  • Central bank: meaning and functions
  • Commercial banks: meaning and functions

Unit 6: Government budget and the economy

  • Government budget – meaning and its components
  • Objectives of government budget
  • Classification of receipts – revenue and capital; classification of expenditure – revenue and
  • capital, plan and non-plan, and developmental and non-developmental
  • Balanced budget, surplus budget, and deficit budget: meaning and implications
  • Revenue deficit, fiscal deficit, and primary deficit: meaning and implications; measures to contain different deficits

Unit 7: Balance of payments

  • Foreign exchange rate – meaning (fixed and flexible), merits and demerits; determination through demand and supply
  • Balance of payments accounts – meaning and components
  • A brief analysis of recent exchange rate issues
  • Unit 8: Development experience (1947-90) and economic reforms since 1991
  • A brief introduction of the state of the Indian economy on the eve of independence. Indian economic system and common goals of Five year Plans.
  • Main features, problems and policies of agriculture (institutional aspects and new agricultural strategy), industry (IPR 1956; SSI – role & importance) and foreign trade.

Unit 9: Current challenges facing the Indian Economy

  • Poverty – absolute and relative; Main programmes for poverty alleviation: A critical assessment;
  • Human Capital Formation – How many people become resource; Role of human capital in economic development;
  • Rural development: Key issues – credit and marketing – role of cooperatives; agricultural diversification;
  • Employment: Growth and changes in work force participation rate in formal and informal sectors; problems and policies
  • Infrastructure: Meaning and Types: Cases Studies: Health: Problems and Policies – A critical assessment;
  • Sustainable Economic Development: Meaning, Effects of Economic Development on Resources and Environment, including global warming

Unit 10: Development experience of India

  • A comparison with neighbours
  • India and Pakistan
  • India and China
  • Issues: economic growth, population, sectoral development and other Human Development Indicators

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