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Chennai Mathematical Institute Admission 2017

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About CMI Admission

Chennai Mathematical Institute is a centre for teaching and research in the mathematical sciences. CMI is managed by governing council consisting of prominent persons. CMI is a public-private partnership in research and education in India. Chennai Mathematical Institute is a centre of excellence for teaching and the research in the mathematical sciences. Get the complete details on CMI Chennai entrance exam such as important dates, eligibility criteria,  application process, fee structure, exam pattern, etc. on this page.

The key areas of research at CMI Chennai are Mathematics, Computer Science, and Physics. In addition to the PhD program, the Institute offers admission in BSc in Computer Science and Mathematics as well as Physics, along with MSc programs in Mathematics and Computer Science.

Latest Update: The CMI Result for the BSc (Hons) Mathematics and Computer Science, BSc (Hons) Mathematics and Physics has been declared on 14 June 2017. The candidates appeared in the entrance exam can now check the result by following the link below.

  • CMI result of the candidates have been released and given in the link below for the MSc Mathematics and PhD Mathematics.

CMI Chennai Results 2017

The CMI has started the application process for the admission in B.Sc programme. The last date to apply for the Chennai Mathematical Institute B.Sc programme is 8 April 2017. Therefore, the candidates are advised to fill the application form on or before the due date. The candidates can find the link to apply online in the application section on this page below.

Chennai Mathematical Institute Admission Dates

 Events Date                                    
CMI Application form filling begins 8 March 2017
CMI Application Form Last Date for Issue of Paper Form 7 April 2017
Last date to apply for CMI Chennai Exam 8 April 2017 
Last date to update DD Details online 11 April 2017
Last date for DD to reach CMI 15 April 2017
CMI Admit Card release 1 May 2017
CMI Chennai Exam Date 2017

18 May 2017
(9:30 AM to 12:30 PM)

CMI Entrance Result for MSc Mathematics 
and PhD Mathematics - Released
29 May 2017 
CMI Entrance Result for B.Sc (Hons) - Released 14 June 2017

Courses Offered at Chennai Mathematical Institute (CMI)

The Institute receives significant private funding, side by side with substantial financial support from the Government of India. CMI Chennai will conduct a common entrance exam for both the BSc Programs:

  • B.Sc. (Hons.) in Mathematics and Computer Science (3-year course).
  • B.Sc. (Hons.) in Mathematics and Physics (3-year course).
  • M.Sc. in Mathematics.
  • M.Sc. in Applications of Mathematics.
  • M.Sc. in Computer Science.
  • PhD in Mathematics.
  • PhD in Computer Science.
  • PhD in Physics.

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CMI Admission Eligibility criteria

This page focused on the B.Sc programme offered by the Chennai Mathematical Institute. Therefore, the eligibility criteria provided below is of the B.Sc course. 

  • Candidates who have already passed, or expect to move in 2017, Class 12 or equivalent examination from a recognised board are eligible for admission to the programme.
  • Candidate must have passed Class 12 or equivalent examination from a recognised board.Candidates who are appearing for the qualifying examination in March 2017 may also apply for the admission

Exemption from writing the Entrance Exam

The candidates with excellent performance in National Science Olympiads like NSEJS may be exempted from writing the entrance exam at the discretion of the Admissions Committee.

CMI Admission Application form and Admit Card

The application process for admission in Chennai Mathematical Institute has started the from 8 March 2017. The details regarding this are provided on this page. There will be a common entrance examination for both the B.Sc.(Hons.) programmes.

Candidate need not choose between B.Sc (Hons) Mathematics and Computer Science and B.Sc (Hons) Mathematics and Physics at the time of applying. The choice can be made after admission. 

CMI Chennai Application Process - Apply Here

The application process for CMI B.Sc admission has been started on the official website. The link to apply online is given below, the candidates are advised to apply only on or before the due date. The last date to fill the application form is 8 April 2017.

CMI Application Form - Apply Here

There are two ways to apply for admission in Chennai Mathematical Institute. Candidate can either apply online or can request for printed application form by post or in-person. The details for filling the form by both the ways are given below. 

Online Process

Candidates may fill the online application form by going to the official website of CMI, Chennai. To obtain an online form, you need a CMI UG 2017 Applicant ID and password. 

  • The Candidate has to enter their e-mail id first and submit that on the CMI Chennai website.
  • Applicants will receive a confirmation mail on their e-mail address. Upon verification of the e-mail, the candidates will receive the CMI UG 2017 Applicant Id and Password.
  • After that, the candidate can fill the CMI Entrance Exam Online Application Form.

Offline Process

The candidates can obtain the application form and information brochure by sending a Demand Draft drawn in favour of Chennai Mathematical Institute, from any bank, payable at Chennai to the below-mentioned address preferably by Speed Post or Courier:

Admissions Committee
Attn: Request for Application Form 2017
Chennai Mathematical Institute
H1, SIPCOT IT Park, Siruseri
Kelambakkam 600130, Tamil Nadu

The PIN code for CMI has changed from 603103 to 600130. If the post office/courier company does not recognise 600130, try 603103.

Submission of Application Form

Candidates are advised to check the details of the application form and then make the final submission as the candidates need to know that once the application gets submitted, the candidates will not be able to change the details of the application form

To obtain the CMI Application Form, the candidates need to send the demand draft from any bank at the address given below.

CMI Chennai Admit Card 2017 

 The Chennai Mathematical Institute Admit Card is expected to release on 1 May 2017.  Admit Card will be available on the official website only for those eligible candidates who have submitted their duly filled application forms before the due date. 

Candidates are advised to check the details like name of the students, exam centre, exam dates etc. on the printed admit card. Admit card will not be dispatched through the post to the candidates, so no correspondence in this regard will be considered.

CMI Admit Card 2017

CMI Admission Fees

Application Fee:

The application fee for the CMI B.Sc Course is given in the table below. The application fee for the B.Sc Online and B. Sc Offline is different. 

The application fees have to be paid through Demand Draft in favour of Chennai Mathematical Institute, drawn on any bank, payable at Chennai. The candidates must note that  CMI Application Fee is not refundable.



 B.Sc Online

Rs 750

 B.Sc Offline

Rs 900


CMI BSc Fee of B.Sc. (Honours) Programmes

The total fee of B.Sc. programme will be approximately Rs. 4,500. There will be a fee of Rs. 750 per semester. There are two semesters in a year. The candidates need to pay the required fees decided by the Institute.

No exemption would be claimed against the payments of the course fee. Each and every candidate has to make the payment of the course to get admission in Chennai Mathematical Institute.

CMI Admission Result and Counselling

Candidates will be shortlisted on the basis of their performance in entrance examination which will be held on 18 May 2017. The CMI entrance exam result will be announced on or before the 20 June 2017. Successful candidates will be intimated by post.

CMI Chennai Result for B.Sc (Hons) Mathematics and Computer Science, B.Sc (Hons) Mathematics and Physics has now been released. Therefore, the candidates who appeared in the entrance test can now check the result. There are no interviews. The candidates are advised to click on the link given below to get the CMI Result.

CMI Results 2017 - Download Here

CMI Admission Exam pattern

Duration: 3 hours

Type of Exam: It would be an aptitude test for Mathematics at the Class 12 level, in which both objective type questions and problems will be drawn mostly from the following topics.

Chennai Mathematical Institute Syllabus

The topics which are described in detail below would be asked in CMI Entrance Examination. Each and every concept is described briefly below.

  • Algebra: Arithmetic mean, Geometric mean, related inequalities, polynomial equations, multinomial theorem, matrices, determinants, linear equations, harmonic mean and arithmetic and geometric progressions, solvability of equations, binomial theorem, mathematical induction, roots of polynomials, permutations and combinations, Prime numbers and divisibility, GCD, LCM, modular arithmetic logarithms, probability.
  • Geometry: Vectors, triangles, the two-dimensional geometry of Conics - straight lines, parabola, hyperbola, ellipses and circles, tangents, measurement of area and volume, coordinate geometry.
  • Trigonometry: addition, subtraction formulas, double-angle formulas.
  • Calculus: Limits, continuity, integrals, indefinite and definite integrals, derivatives, series and sequences, convergence criterion, maxima and minima of functions in a single variable.
  • Complex numbers, roots of unity

Candidate preparing for admission into CMI Chennai should also go through the previous years question paper and solutions. 

Suggested Readings for CMI Entrance Exam 2017

Name of the books for preparation of CMI Entrance Exam Link

Challenge and Thrill of PreCollege Mathematics (English) 4th Edition

Buy Book
An Excursion in Mathematics, Bhaskaracharya Pratishtan (Pune).  
Mathematical Circles: Russian experience, Universities Press (Hyderabad) 1998. Buy Book
Higher Algebra by  H.S. Hall, S.R. Knight Buy Book
CMI Admission Important details

All the candidates are required to reach the venue well in advance. It is necessary to report half an hour before the commencement of the exam. The list of the examination centre is given below.

CMI Chennai 2017 Exam Centre

There is total 22 examination centre allotted for the conduction of the CMI Examination. The candidates are advised to go through the complete list of the examination centre given in the table below.

Ahmedabad Allahabad
Bangalore Bhubaneswar
Calicut Chennai
Coimbatore-Delhi Hyderabad
Imphal Kolkata
Madurai Mumbai
Nagpur Patna
Pune Ranchi
Shillong Silchar
Srinagar  Trivandrum

Other Course offered at CMI Chennai 

  • M.Sc. in Mathematics.
  • M.Sc. in Applications of Mathematics.
  • M.Sc. in Computer Science.
  • PhD in Mathematics.
  • PhD in Computer Science.
  • PhD in Physics. 

Chennai Mathematical Institute Scholarships

  • All  B.Sc (H) students receive scholarships of Rs. 4000 per month.The candidates will also receive an additional monthly scholarship of Rs. 1000 made possible through generous private donations.
  • MSc Students will receive a scholarship of Rs. 6000 per month
  • Ph.D scholarships start at Rs. 16000 per month

A limited number of scholarships will be available. A full scholarship will consist of the waiver of tuition fees and a monthly allowance of Rs. 4000. A half-scholarship will consist of the tuition fee being waived.

Placement at Chennai Mathematical Institute

The placement provided to the candidates for each B.Sc course with specialisation in a particular subject is given below

B.Sc (Honours) Mathematics

  • Mathematics Olympiad Cell, Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education, TIFR, Mumbai
  • Chennai Mathematical Institute
  • IISER Pune
  • IBM India Research Lab
  • Microsoft Research India, Bangalore
  • IISER Mohali
  • IISER Kolkata
  • Chennai Mathematical Institute
  •  IIT Bombay
  • University of Kentucky, USA
  • Center for Insurance and Risk Management, IFMR, Chennai

 B.Sc (Honours) Mathematics, Physics and Computer Science

  • Google, Bangalore
  • Google, USA
  • Harvard University, USA
  • Oracle India, Hyderabad.
  • The University of California at Irvine, USA
  • Information and Operations Management, Montclair State University, USA
  • Sahyadri School (KFI), Pune.

CMI Admission Contact


Chennai Mathematical Institute
H1, SIPCOT IT Park, 
Siruseri Kelambakkam-603103, India

Contact Details:

Tel:+91-44-6748 0900
+91-44-2747 0226, 2747 0229
+91-44-3298 3441, 3298 3442
Fax: +91-44-2747 0225
Admissions Enquiry: admissions@cmi.ac.in
General Enquiry: office@cmi.ac.in

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