Indian Statistical Institute Entrance exam

ISI Admission 2017 - Indian Statistical Institute 

Last Date to Apply

10 March 2017

About ISI Admission 2017

ISI Admission 2017 will be based on Indian Statistical Institute Entrance Exam conducted by Indian Statistical Institute (ISI). ISI is the premier institute of statistical research in India established in 1931 and has its headquarters in Kolkata. The Entrance Test is required for ISI Admission 2017 to various undergraduate and postgraduate courses listed below. There are four centres of ISI located in Delhi, Bangalore, Chennai and Tezpur. Teaching activities are mainly undertaken in Kolkata, Delhi, Hyderabad and Bangalore.

Courses Offered in Indian Statistical Institute (ISI)

B Stat (Hons)               MS (QMS)
B Math (Hons) MS (LIS)
M Stat M Tech (CS)
M Math PG Diploma

Research Fellowships

M Tech (QROR)


Details for admission to B. Maths (Hons) & B.Stats (Hons)

  • Admission to B.Maths (Hons.) and B.Stats (Hons.) is discussed here and both courses are offered by the ISI as a comprehensive three-year degree program
    Admission will be based on ISI entrance exam which will be a 4 hours exam and will have questions only on Mathematics.
  • Deserving Students get a Stipend of Rs. 3000 per month of B.Maths (Hons.) offered in Bengaluru and B.Stats (Hons.) offered in Kolkata. Stipends are granted in for one semester/academic year only and is renewed periodically if the progress of the student is found satisfactory
  • There will be Direct Interview Call for eligible Indian National Mathematical Olympiad (INMO) awardees of any previous year. These students need to follow the application process but are exempt from appearing in the ISI entrance exam.

ISI Admission 2017 Important Dates - For all courses

Category Date
ISI Admission 2017 Online Application starts 8 February 2017
Online Application Ends 10 March 2017
Payment of Application fee at SBI begins 10 February 2017
Payment of Application fee ends 15 March 2017
Issue of Admit Card/info booklet via post/portal 1st week of April 2017
ISI Entrance Exam  14 May 2017

Suggested Book for B.Stats (H) & B. Maths (H)
Test of Mathematics at the 10 + 2 Level

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ISI Admission 2017 Eligibility criteria

  • B.Stat (Hons.) & B.Maths (H)- Successful completion of Higher Secondary (10+2) or equivalent with Mathematics and English as subjects of study at 10+ 2 level.
    • B.Stat course is offered in the ISI Kolkata campus.
    • B. Maths course is offered in the ISI Bengaluru campus.

*Eligible Indian National Mathematical Olympiad (INMO) Awardees of any previous year need not sit for the written entrance exam. Such candidates would be directly called for interview but are required to apply in the prescribed application form like all other candidates.

ISI Admission 2017 Application form and Admit Card

Online Application: The online application has been started from 8 February 2017.  Candidates in India can apply online through the official website or by following the link given below this page. The applicant must have access to the Internet, an email account, acrobat reader and need to have a digital copy of his/her photo and signature in appropriate format and size.

Apply Online Here

  • Candidates outside India: Candidates outside India can apply by sending an email to with subject Admission 2017- 2018 for the application procedure.
  • Mode of payment: The challan generated by the online system must be taken to any branch of State Bank of India. The bank will accept only in cash the application fee as given above and bank charges (Rs. 60).
  • Change of Course from B.Stat to B.Maths- A candidate who has applied to the
    B Stat (Hons) programme shall have only one option at a subsequent stage to seek admission to the B Math (Hons) and vice versa. Candidates who wish to exercise this option must inform the Dean of Studies of their decisions either in writing or by sending an e-mail to

ISI Application Form 2017

ISI Admission 2017 Fees

Applicants have to pay the required application fee at the time of the submission of the application form for the admission to the Indian Statistical Institute. Applicants paying the application fee via bank in cash will have to pay Rs 60 Extra as processing charges.

Category Fee
General Rs. 700
OBC/SC/ST/PD Rs. 350

ISI Admission 2017 Result and Counselling

Selection of candidates is based on merit as judged by their performance in written tests and interviews conducted by the Institute. There will be due considerations for the reserved categories. The selection will be merit based depending upon their performances in selection stages. The decision of ISI in all admission related matters will be final. Finally, Applicants must note that their selections will be based on the performances of the following parameters:

  • Performance in Written Test
  • Interviews at Institute
  • Past Academic Records may be taken into consideration

ISI Admission 2017 Exam pattern

B.Stat and B.Maths Paper will have both Objective and subjective type questions in their entrance tests. The Questions will only be on Mathematics Subject and questions would not be asked from other subjects.

  • MCQ Type Questions - from 10:30 AM to 12.30 PM
  • Descriptive Type Questions- from 2 PM to 4 PM

Sample Questions for B.Stat & B.Maths

ISI Entrance Exam 2017 Syllabus

Indian Statistical Institute Entrance Exam syllabus is given below. The syllabus is same for B.Stat and B.Maths Entrance Exam.

Algebra and Number Theory

  • Sets, operations on sets.
  • Prime numbers, factorization of integers and divisibility
  • Rational and irrational numbers
  • Permutations and combinations
  • Binomial Theorem.
  • Logarithms.
  • Polynomials: relations between roots and coefficients
  • Remainder Theorem, Theory of quadratic equations and expressions
  • Arithmetic and geometric progressions
  • Inequalities involving arithmetic, geometric & harmonic means
  • Complex numbers


  • Class 10 level plane geometry
  • Geometry of 2 dimensions with Cartesian and polar coordinates, concept of a locus, equation of a line
  • Angle between two lines
  • Distance from a point to a line, area of a triangle, equations of a circle, parabola, ellipse and hyperbola and equations of their tangents and normals, mensuration


  • Measures of angles, trigonometric and inverse trigonometric functions, trigonometric identities including addition formulae, solutions of trigonometric equations
  • Properties of triangles, heights and distances


  • Sequences - bounded sequences, monotone sequences, limit of a sequence.
  • Functions - one-one functions, onto functions
  • Limit, continuity and di fferentiability of functions of a single real variable.
  • Derivatives and methods of diff erentiation
  • the slope of a curve, tangents and normals
  • maxima and minima
  • use of calculus in sketching graphs of functions.
  • Methods of integration,defi nite and indefi nite integrals
  • evaluation of areas using integrals.

Career After B.Stat Honours at ISI Kolkata

  • Higher Education: After B.Stat Honours at ISI Kolkata the students can pursue higher studies in areas of Statistics and Mathematics, as well as Computer Science, Economics and allied fields, or
  • Jobs: Take up careers as Statisticians in research institutions and scientific laboratories, government departments or industries.

Career After B.Maths Honours at ISI Bengaluru

  • Higher Education: After B.Maths Honours student can go for higher studies in Mathematics, Statistics, Computer Science, Mathematical Physics, etc., or
  • Jobs: Take up a career in applications of Mathematics.

ISI Admission 2017 Important details

Courses offered at ISI (Indian Statistical Institute)


Bachelor Courses offered

Master Courses offered

  • Bachelor of Statistics (Honours) [B Stat (Hons)]
  • Bachelor of Mathematics (Honours) [B Math (Hons)].
  •  Master of statistics [M STAT]
  • Master of mathematics [M MATH]
  • Master of science in quantitative economics [MS (QE)]
  • Master of science in quality management science [MS (QMS)]
  • Master of science in library and information science [MS (LIS)]
  • Master of technology in computer science [M TECH (CS)]
  • Master of technology in quality, reliability and operations research [M TECH (QROR)]

Post Graduate Diploma Courses

  • Post Graduate Diploma in Computer Applications

Junior Research Fellowship Courses

  • JRF in Statistics
  • JRF in Mathematics
  • JRF in Quantitative Economics
  • JRF in Computer Science
  • JRF in Quality, Reliability and Operations Research
  • JRF in Physics and Applied Mathematics
  • JRF in Agriculture and Ecology
  • JRF in Biological Anthropology
  • JRF in Psychology
  • JRF in Geology
  • JRF in Library and Information Science
  • JRF in Sociology
  • JRF in Development Studies

Suggested Book for B, Stats (H) & B. Maths (H)

ISI B.Stat (H) & B.Maths (H) Prospectus

ISI Admission 2017 Address

Indian Statistical Institute,
8th Mile, Mysore Road,
R.V.College Post, 
Bangalore 560059,India

ISI Admission 2017 Contact

Kolkata Headquarters- 033 25752500
Bangalore Office: 080-28483002, 28483003, 28483004, 28483006

ISI Admission 2017 Exam Date

14 May 2017

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