ISI Admission Test(M.Stat.) Exam Pattern
Exam Pattern
The written admission test is designed to assess competence in the theory and methods of Statistics and comprehension in Mathematics and has two parts:

First part  Multiplechoice questions in Logical Statistical and Mathematics at the undergraduate level.

The paper I question consists of total 94 questions.

Second part  Shortanswer questions in Statistics and Mathematics at the undergraduate level

The paper II question consists of total 10 questions.
Total marks  104
Test duration 2 Hours
Marking System – Each correct answer will carry 1 mark.
Syllabus Summary
No. Of Subject  2 

No. Of Unit  11 
No. Of Chapter  59 
 Visual Reasoning
 Critical Reasoning
 Number series
 Letter Series
 Series Missing Numbers
 Odd one out
 Blood Relation
 Calender
 Clock
 Matrix
 Cubes
 Coding Decoding
 Direction and Distance test
 Ranking Tests
 Sitting Arrangement
 Linear Arrangements
 Matrix Arrangements
 Mathematical Puzzles
 Venn Diagram
 Strong & Weak Arguments
 Statements Assumptions
 Statements and Conclusions
 Statements & Inferences
 Logical Sequence of Words
 Analogies
 Verbal Classification (Odd one out)
 Syllogism
 Logical Deduction (based on syllogism)
 Course of Action
 Causes and Effects
 Linear And NonLinear First Order Odes
 Higher order linear equations
 Cauchy’s And Euler’s Equations
 Laplace transforms
 Partial Differential Equations  Laplace, heat and wave equations
 Matrices and determinants
 Systems of Linear Equations
 Eigen values and eigen vectors.
 Properties of Triangles
 Properties of Circles
 Properties of Quadrilaterals
 Arithmetic Progressions
 Geometric Progressions
 Trigonometric Ratios
 Applications of Trigonometry
 Trigonometric Identities
 Mean, Median, Mode
 Random Variables
 Poisson, Normal And Binomial Distributions
 Correlation And Regression Analysis
 Tests of significance, analysis of variance (ANOVA)
 Rational Numbers
 Irrational Numbers
 Theorem of Arithmetic
 Euclid’s Division Lemma
 Solution of nonlinear equations
 Numerical integration  trapezoidal and Simpson’s rule
 Numerical solutions of ODE
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 learnt 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.
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.