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ISI Admission Test 2018

Last Updated - July 13, 2017

ISI Admission test 2018, elaborated as Indian Statistical Institute Admission test is an entrance exam which is conducted by ISI Calcutta. Through this test candidates can get admission in various Undergraduate and Postgraduate course being offered by Indian Statistical Institute.

  • The test is conducted once in a year, generally in 2nd week of May, candidates are given admission in various courses as per their score in the entrance test.
  • ISI Admission Test 2018 Application Form will be available from the first week of February 2018.
  • The last day to fill the form is most probably in the second week of March 2018
  • Candidates must check their eligibility criteria according to their course preference
  • The application fee is INR 700 for General candidates and INR 350 for SC/ST, PWD, OBC Category.
  • Result for the exam is usually out by the end of July
  • Counselling procedure varies with the course applied for. An interview is held for most of the courses.

Candidates interested in pursuing M.Tech courses from the Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata must appear for ISI Admission Test. Candidates who have a valid GATE Score Card do not have to appear for the admission test. They can apply for the admissions directly.


ISI Admission Test 2018 Highlights Table

Name of TestIndian Statistical Institute Admission Test 2018
Popularly known asISI Admission Test 2018
Mode of ExamConducted in two steps, Objective type and Descriptive type
Conducted byISI Calcutta
Frequency of ExamOnce in a year
Courses OfferedUndergraduate and Postgraduate
Official Websitewww.isical.ac.in

ISI Admission Test 2018 Dates

ISI Admission Test 2018 is tentatively going to be conducted in 2nd week of May 2018. However, the application process is expected to get started in 1st week of February and Results are expected to get announced in the month of July.

Here is a look at complete and detailed look at the tentative schedule to be followed for ISI Test 2018:

ParticularsTentative Dates
Starting date of online applicationFirst week of February 2018
Starting date of fee paymentSecond week of February 2018
Last date of online applicationSecond week of March 2018
Last date of fee paymentThird week of March 2018
Availability of Admit Card startsSecond week of April 2018
Date of ExaminationSecond week of May 2018
Declaration of ResultJuly 2018
Start of counseling and admissionJuly 2018

ISI Admission Test 2018 Courses Offered

There as many as 23 types of courses being offered by ISI, and the tests and selection process may vary according to the course being opted by candidate.

Here is a comprehensive list of courses being offered by ISI in different domains:

B.StatB.MathM.Stat
M.MathM.S.(QE)M.S.(LIS)
M.S.(QMS)M.Tech.(CS)M.Tech.(QROR)
JRF in StatisticsJRF in MathematicsJRF in Quantitative Economics
JRF in Computer ScienceJRF in Quality, Reliability and Operations ResearchJRF in Physics
JRF in Library and Information ScienceJRF in SociologyJRF in Geology
JRF in PsychologyJRF in Agricultural Chemistry and Soil ScienceJRF in Linguistics
P G Diploma in Statistical Methods and AnalyticsP G Diploma in Computer Applications--

ISI Admission Test 2018 Eligibility Criteria

Since ISI Test 2018 is conducted for various Undergraduate, Postgraduate, Diploma and Fellowship courses, the eligibility for exam is also relative to the course(s) a candidate is opting for.

Following table may provide an exact idea of eligibility criteria for various courses being offered by ISI:

Eligibility for Undergraduate and Post-Graduate Courses

CourseEligibility Criteria
B.Stat.Successful completion of Higher Secondary (10+2) or equivalent with Mathematics and English as subjects.
B.MathSuccessful completion of Higher Secondary (10+2) or equivalent with Mathematics and English as subjects.
M.Stat.(i) 3-year Bachelor’s degree or a BE/B.Tech. degree with Statistics as a subject, or (ii) B. Math. Degree from ISI, or (iii) PG Diploma in Statistical Methods with Applications from ISI.
M.Math(i) 3-year Bachelor’s degree, or (ii) BE/B. Tech. degree with Mathematics as a subject, or (iii) B. Stat. degree from ISI.
Master of Science (MS) in Quantitative Economics(i) 3-year Bachelor’s degree in Economics/Mathematics/Statistics/Physics, or (ii) B. Stat. degree from ISI, or (iii) BE/B. Tech. degree or any other qualification considered equivalent (such as AMIE).
Master of Science (MS) in Quality Management Science(i) 3-year Bachelor's degree with Mathematics as a subject, or (ii) BE/B. Tech. degree in any discipline.
Master of Science (MS) and in Library Information Science3-year Bachelor’s degree in any discipline.
M Tech in Computer Science(i) Master's degree in Mathematics/ Statistics/ Physics/ Electronic Science/ Computer Science/ Computer Applications/ Information Technology or, (ii) BE/B. Tech. degree or any other qualification considered equivalent (such as AMIE or, DOEACC ‘B’ Level).
M. Tech in Quality, Reliability & Operations Research(i) Master's degree in Statistics or (ii) Master's degree in Mathematics with Statistics as subjects or (iii) BE/B. Tech. degree or any other qualification considered (such as AMIE) and (ii) Physics and Chemistry at (10+2) level.
PG Diploma in Statistical Methods and Analytics:(i) Bachelor's degree in any discipline with Mathematics as a subject or, (ii) BE/B. Tech. degree or any other qualification considered equivalent (such as AMIE)
PG Diploma in Computer Applications3-year Bachelor's degree with Mathematics as a subject (Offered at Giridih).

Eligibility for Junior Research Fellowship Courses (JRF)

DomainEligibility
Statistics:(i) M. Stat. degree from ISI, or ii) MA/M. Sc. or equivalent degree in Statistics or, (iii) B. Stat./B. Math. from ISI with outstanding maturity in Statistics, or (iv) BA/B. Sc., BE/B. Tech. or equivalent degree with Statistics as a subject and outstanding maturity in Statistics (Offered at Kolkata, Delhi, Bengaluru and Chennai).
Mathematics:(i) M. Stat./M. Math. degree from ISI, or (ii) MA/M. Sc. or equivalent degree in Mathematics or, (iii) ME/M. Tech. degree or equivalent with Mathematics as a subject, or (iv) B. Stat./B. Math. degree from ISI with outstanding maturity in Mathematics, or (v) BA/B. Sc., BE/B. Tech. or equivalent degree with Mathematics as a subject and outstanding maturity in Mathematics (Offered at Kolkata, Delhi, Bengaluru and Chennai).
Quantitative Economics:(i) MS(QE)/ M. Stat. degree from ISI, or (ii) MA/M. Sc. or equivalent degree in Statistics/Mathematics/ Economics/Econometrics or, (iii) BA/B. Sc. degree with Economics as a subject with outstanding mathematical maturity, or (iv) BE/B Tech degree with Economics and Mathematics/Statistics as subjects (Offered at Kolkata and Delhi).
Computer Science:(i) ME/M.Tech. or equivalent degree in Electronics/ Telecommunication/Radio Physics/ Computer Science/ Electrical Engineering/ Microwave Communications/ Information Technology/ Bioinformatics/ Biotechnology with Mathematics as a subject, or (ii) M. Stat./M. Sc./MCA/ MA or equivalent degree in Physics/Mathematics/Applied Mathematics/Statistics/Electronic Sciences/Computer Science/ Atmospheric Science/Information Technology/Bioinformatics/ Biotechnology with Mathematics as a subject at the graduate level, or (iii) BE/B Tech or equivalent degree in the above subjects with Outstanding maturity in relevant subjects (Offered at Kolkata, Bengaluru and Chennai).
Quality, Reliability & Operations Research:(i) M. Tech./ME/MS/M. Phil. or equivalent degree in Quality/Reliability/Operations Research, or (ii) M. Stat./M. Sc./MA or equivalent degree in Mathematics/ Statistics/Physics with Mathematics as a subject at the graduate level, or (iii) BE/B. Tech or equivalent degree in the above subjects with Outstanding maturity in relevant subjects (Offered at Kolkata, Delhi and Chennai).
Physics:A consistently good academic record with M. Sc. in Physics/ Mathematics/ Statistics (Offered at Kolkata).
Agricultural Chemistry and Soil Science:A good academic record with M.Sc.(Agriculture) in Agricultural Chemistry with Soil Science (Offered at Kolkata).
Geology:A good academic record with M. Sc. in Geology or equivalent (Offered at Kolkata).
Library and Information Science:At least high second class in MS (LIS) awarded by ISI or Associateship in Documentation and Information Science (awarded by ISI or NISCAIR/INSDOC) or its equivalent degree (such as Master's degree in LIS from any Indian/Foreign University) with at least 55% marks in undergraduate (BA/B. Sc./B. Com. or its equivalent and also in BLISc. if applicable) programme (Offered at Bengaluru).
Linguistics:A MA degree in Linguistics/Applied linguistics with minimum 55% marks (Offered at Kolkata).

ISI Admission Test 2018 Application Form

Just like most of the entrance tests, a candidate looking to appear for ISI Test 2018 will have to register himself/herself on the official website of ISI Calcutta, which is www.isical.ac.in .

The registration and form filling process is expected to commence from first or second week of February 2018, and the last date is expected to be around second week of March 2018.

Here is a list of steps that a candidate needs to follow to register for ISI Test 2018:

  • Reach the official website of ISI, www.isical.ac.in
  • Now reach the admissions page of ISI.
  • Register yourself by filling the form and uploading necessary documents (presumably scanned photograph and signature)
  • Pay the fee and now registration is complete.

Application Fee

The application fee, as according to the fee in 2017, is expected to be INR 700 for General candidates and INR 350 for SC/ST, PwD, OBC Category.

The fee can be paid through either online or offline mode. Here are the things that a candidate needs to keep in mind while paying the fee through either of the methods:

ModeProcess
OnlineThe payment through online mode can be made by a candidate using Credit/Debit card or through Net Banking.
OfflineFor payment to be made by offline mode, candidate has to get a challan generated in the favor of ISI Calcutta through any SBI branch. Candidate should keep in mind that this mode of payment can take more than 48 hours to get completed and thus candidates are advised that they should start a bit early with this process and should not delay the payment to final days. 

ISI Admission Test 2018 Admit Card

ISI Admission Test 2018 Admit Card is expected to be released in first or second week of April 2018. Candidate needs to carry the admit card in the exam hall to be eligible to appear in the exam. The admit card mentions the details regarding the exam timing, exam center and Registration number of candidate.

Here are the steps to be followed for obtaining the Admit Card for ISI Admission Test 2018:

  • The link for downloading admit card is sent on the registered email address of candidate. Therefore, candidates are advised to keep their email id secure and available.
  • One needs to login to his/her email account and click on the link sent by ISI Calcutta.
  • The link will redirect candidate to the page where candidate can download admit card for ISI Test 2018.
  • Candidate can then take a printout of the admit card and keep it with himself/herself.

Candidates are advised to keep a copy of admit card with them even after the exam, as it may be needed in future processes regarding admission.


ISI Admission Test 2018 Exam Pattern

ISI Admission Test Exam Pattern varies according to the course a candidate is opting for.

  • For most of the courses, candidate has to appear in two exams. Where on exam contains all objective type questions and other one contains descriptive questions.
  • Generally, both the exams are held on the same day and have similar duration.
  • Candidate can have a look at detailed exam pattern, along with the syllabus and previous year papers at this link: www.isical.ac.in
  • The paper will comprise 2 parts. Part 1 is a mandatory section and will consist of multiple choice questions in Mathematics at the undergraduate level. It will have 30 questions for 120 marks and a duration of 2 hours.
  • Part 2 varies with the discipline one opts for. It will comprise descriptive questions.

ISI Test 2018 Results

ISI Admission Test 2018 Result is expected to be announced in July 2018. The result will be displayed on the official website of ISI Calcutta.

Candidate needs to follow these steps to be able to view his/her result:

  • Reach the official website of ISI Calcutta.
  • Click on the results button.
  • Now candidates need to enter the credentials asked to be entered on the results page. (Application Number, Password, Roll number or Date of Birth)
  • Click on submit/View result, and candidate can view the result of ISI Test 2018.
  • Candidate can also download the result for future reference.

ISI Admission Test 2018 Result will display the qualification of the candidate. No score or marks will be displayed in it.


ISI Admission Test 2018 Cut Off

The admission of a candidate in various courses depends upon the marks that candidate has scored in the admission test. However, the cut off is completely relative and keeps on changing year by year. The estimate of cut off on the basis of past results is as follows:

CourseCategoryCut off
B.StatGeneralUGA 60/120 & UGB 30/80
OBC-NCUGA 62.1/120 & UGB 27/80
SC/STUGA 55.2/120 & UGB 24/80
M.Stat.GeneralUGA 67/120 & UGB 31/80
OBC-NCUGA 60.3/120 & UGB 27.9/80
SC/STUGA 53.6/120 & UGB 24.8/80
M.MathGeneralMMA score more than 74, combined average score more than 55
OBC-NCMMA score more than 66.5, combined average score more than 49.5
SC/STMMA score more than 59.2, combined average score more than 44

ISI Admission Test 2018 Selection Procedure

The selection process of candidates in various courses is conducted on the basis of marks scored by a candidate in ISI Test 2018.

The selection process for various courses is as follows:

B.Stat. and B.Math: Candidates are selected on the basis of scores of both the tests. ISI releases a cut off which decides that a candidate will be called for interviews or not. Also, INMO awardees will be called for interview session directly. Such candidates are not required to appear in ISI Admission Test 2018.

After the interview session is conducted, a final list is prepared of candidates who have qualified the interviews.

M.Stat and M.Math: The selection procedure here is a bit complex.

Candidates who have successfully obtained their respective Honors degree will be admitted directly to ISI Calcutta campus.

However, candidates with a Pass (Non-honors) degree will need to appear in ISI Admission test 2018 and then appear for interviews, on the basis of which a candidate will be allotted seat in either Delhi or Chennai campus for the first year.

MS (QE) and MS (QMS): Candidates in these two courses will be selected on the basis of interview.

MS (LIS): Candidates for this course may get selected directly on the basis of their scores in ISI test 2018 and past academic records.

M. Tech. (CS) and M. Tech. (QROR): The selection in these courses is also done on the basis of scores in entrance test and Interview.


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