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CSS Examination Syllabus - Economics


Economics ( Total Marks - 200 )

Paper I ( Marks-100 )

  1. Micro Economics
    Consumer behaviour. Determination of market demand and supply, theory of the Firm, Producer's equilibrium, Pricing of the factors of production.
  2. Macro Economics
    Basic Economic Concepts. National Income Accounting, Consumption Function and Multiplier, Determination of equilibrium level of income and output, Inflation.
  3. Money and Banking
    Functions of Money. Quantity Theory of Money, The Fisher and Cambridge Formulations. Systems of note issue, Credit Creation, Functions of Central Banks, Instruments of credit control, Theory of Liquidity Preference.
  4. Public Financing
    Government expenditure. Sources of Government Revenue, Types of taxes, Incidence of different taxes, Public Debt, Objectives, methods of repayment. Deficit financing.
  5. International Trade
    Theory of Comparative costs, Arguments for Protection, Balance of payments, International liquidity. International Money and Banking Institutions.

Paper II ( Marks-100 )

Pakistan's Economy

  1. Definition and measurement of Development. Characteristics of under development, Rethinking on the concept of Development Growth vs. Redistributive justice, Absolute and Relative Poverty, Basic Needs Approach.
  2. Planning Experience of Pakistan : A critical evaluation of the strategy of economic planning.
  3. Agricultural Development in Pakistan Changes in Agricultural Policies over plan periods, Major Monetary and Fiscal measures to promote Agricultural development, Green Revolution Strategy and its implications for growth and redistribution, Land Reforms and changes in the Tenure System l950-1980. Cooperative Farming.
  4. Industrial Development in Pakistan Early industrialisation strategy, Creation of Financial and Development Institutions, Major monetary and fiscal measures to promote industrial development. Changing role of public sector over the plan periods, Evaluation of Nationalisation Policy Concentration of industrial income and wealth.
  5. Role of Foreign Trade and Aid in economic development, Trends in Pakistan's Balance of Payments, Changes in direction of trade, Trends in Pakistan's major exports and imports, Causes of significant changes in the trends, the role of migration and remittances in Pakistan's economy, costs and benefits of Foreign Aid.
  6. Privatization, denational isation And deregulation, conceptual and operational aspects, International comparisons.

Suggested Readings

    •  
    • Title
    • Author
    • 1
    • A Text-book of Economic Theory
    • Stonier & Hague
    • 2
    • Economic Development in the Third World
    • Todaro, M.P.
    • 3
    • Under Development and Agrarian Structure in Pakistan
    • Khan, Mahmood Hassan
    • 4
    • Economic of Islam
    • Ahmed, S.M.
    • 5
    • Economics
    • Paul, A. Samuelson
    • 6
    • Factors in Economic Development
    • Cairncross, A.K.
    • 7
    • Foreign Aid Theory and Practice in Southern Asia
    • Wolf, Jr. DC
    • 8
    • Government Finance - An Economic Analysis
    • Due John, F.
    • 9
    • Introduction to Internation Economics
    • Snider, D.A.
    • 10
    • Microeconomic Theory
    • Ferguson, C.E. & Gould J.P.
    • 11
    • Modern Microeconomics
    • Koutsoyiannis, A.
    • 12
    • Microeconomics
    • Rudigar Dorubush & Stanley Fisher
    • 13
    • Population Problems
    • Theomson & Lewis
    • 14
    • Studies in Economic Development with Special reference to Pakistan
    • Gouse, A.
    • 15
    • The General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money
    • Keynes, J.M.
    • 16
    • The Economics of Developing Countries
    • Hynit, H.

Check other Subjects and Syllabus below:

Compulsory Subjects

General Knowledge

Optional Subjects:

(subjects carrying a total of 600 marks to be selected)

Group A

Subjects carrying not more than 200 marks can be opted.
Note: Business Administration cannot be opted in combination with Public Administration

Group B

Subject/s carrying not more than 200 marks can be opted.

Group C

Subjects carrying not more than 200 marks can be opted.

Group D (Science Subjects )

Subject/s carrying not more than 200 marks can be opted.

Group E (History Subjects )

Subjects carrying not more than 200 marks can be opted.

Group F

Subject/s carrying not more than 200 marks can be opted.
Note: International Law CANNOT BE opted in combination with International Relations.

Group G

Subjects carrying not more than 200 marks can be opted.

Group H (Regional Languages )

Subject/s carrying not more than 200 marks can be opted.
Regional Languages: Not more than one of the 4 subjects can be opted.

Group I (National and Foreign Languages )

Subjects carrying not more than 200 marks can be opted.
National/Foreign/Classical Languages: Not more than one of 4 subjects can be opted. Note: Urdu can not be combined with Regional Languages.

 


 
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    Muhammad Abdul Haque Khuhro 03 / Dec / 2015

    I want to become CSS officer and now i am studying in enter class.so guide me

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      Asma 13 / Jul / 2012

      hw to choose optional subjects frm every group?

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