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ISI Admission Test(B.Math-Hons) Exam Pattern

Exam Pattern

  • The Entrance test is of 2-hours duration.

  • The paper I question consists of total 30 questions.

  • All questions are of objective type (multiple choice) only and each question carries one mark. The syllabus is Mathematics.

  • The paper II question consists of total 8 Descriptive questions. The syllabus is Mathematics.

Test duration - 2 Hours

Marking System - Each correct answer will carry 1 mark.

Syllabus Summary

No. Of Subject 1
No. Of Unit 16
No. Of Chapter 47
  1. Ordinary Differential Equations
  2. Solution Of Differential Equations
  3. Homogeneous And Linear Differential Equations
  1. Measures Of Dispersion
  2. Standard Deviation
  3. probability
  1. Principle Of Counting, Permutation
  1. Application of definite integrals
  2. Definite integrals and their properties
  3. Methods of integration
  4. Integration as the inverse process of differentiation
  1. Mathematical Induction And Applications
  1. Complex Numbers
  2. Algebra Of Complex Numbers
  3. Quadratic Equations
  1. Sets And Their Representation
  2. Equivalence Relations, Functions
  1. Statements
  2. Logical Operations
  3. Contradiction
  4. Converse And Contrapositive
  1. Inverse Trigonometric function
  2. Solution of Triangle
  3. Measurement of angles
  1. Co-ordinate axes and co-ordinate planes
  2. Angle between two lines
  3. Equation of a plane
  1. Binomial Theorem For Integral Index
  1. Transformations
  2. Inverse of A Square Matrix
  3. Determinants
  4. Matrices & Determinants
  1. Real – Valued Functions
  2. Algebra Of Functions
  3. Polynomials
  4. Rational, Trigonometric
  5. Inverse Functions
  6. Rolle’s And Lagrange’s Mean Value Theorems
  7. Applications Of Derivatives
  8. logarithmic and exponential function
  1. Cartesian System Of Rectangular Co-Ordinates
  2. Straight Lines
  3. Circles, Conic Sections
  1. Vectors And Scalars, Products
  1. Arithmetic and geometric progressions
  2. Special Series
  3. Geometric Progression

How to prepare

Preparation Strategy

Make a proper Time Table

It is very important that you make a timetable and stick to it and you will have an exact idea of what you are required to study and the time required for it.

Concept clarity rather than rotes learning

It is essential that you have a clear idea of the formulas and concepts rather than rote learning of things for the papers. While you might require it for memorizing formulas it is important that for other stuff you make sure you clear your basics and concepts before moving on.

Prepare Notes

It is very important to make small notes or a comprehensive list of formulas on each covered topic and chapter which will come in handy at the time of revision. This will require you to be regular with your work but will surely make things easy at the time of revision.

Revision of Class XI and XII concepts

Make sure that you revise your concepts from the syllabus of these classes before starting anything new as most of the engineering exams will be for admission to undergraduate courses and so the syllabi from class XI and XII becomes the testing ground to check students.

Seek guidance

It is not possible for you to know everything in your syllabus, at least not at the time of preparation. Sooner or later you will run into a concept or so which will give you trouble and then it is best you seek guidance from an instructor or a teacher. It is necessary that you clear your doubts at regular intervals and don’t prolong things for long. Getting into a good coaching class is nothing to be ashamed off and if anything a regular coaching class will enable you to avoid roadblocks in your preparation.

Sample Papers

Even though there may be a complete change in the exam pattern or the expected questions altogether, it is important that you practice on the sample and previous years question papers available for the engineering exam you’d be attempting. You will know the existing pattern and have a fair idea of the type of questions to expect in the paper along with the time constraint.

Mock tests

The paper pattern, duration of the paper and the number of questions to be attempted in the given amount of time is not something you will be able to pick up on the day of the examination. A Mock Test tests a student’s abilities as it not only provides a similar feel of real exams but also helps in building speed and confident to face the exam. Furthermore, they can improve their performance to get an extra edge in actual exams.

Time management

Time management can be learned through thorough practice and regular test taking. So it is important that you practice it and practice it well.

Negative marking

Most the entrance examinations will have negative marking and everyone would suggest you stay clear of questions are not sure about. But some experts are of the opinion that you answer the questions in which you are confused between an option or two because there will also be a chance of getting it right.

Duration : 2 Hours

Important Instructions

Applicants are advised to study the prospectus carefully and satisfy themselves that they are eligible for admission to the course/fellowship for which they are applying. If at any stage it is found that a candidate does not satisfy the eligibility conditions or the information furnished in the application is incorrect, the application will be cancelled. Those who have completed or are due to complete the qualifying examinations for which results are not yet published may also apply for admission; if selected, their admission to a course or fellowship will be provisional pending the announcement of results. In such cases, however, their applications will be cancelled if the final examinations are not completed before 01 July 2016. This date may be relaxed by the Institute in the case of candidates with outstanding academic record and performance in the selection tests and interviews.