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ISI Admission Test(M.Tech-CS) (ISI Admission Test(M.Tech) - 2016)

Pen & Paper | National Level Exam
Important Dates
Registration Date
Feb 09, 2016
Test Date
May 08, 2016
Result Date
May 29, 2016

ISI Admission Test(M.Tech) 2016 - Exam Pattern

Exam Paper Type : Pen & Paper    |     Exam Duration : 4.0 Hr

Section Duration Marks # Questions
Test 1- MMA -(Objective type)-Analytical Reasoning/Algebra/Coordinate geometry/Calculus/Elementary discrete probability theory( Undergraduate level) 120 Minutes - -
Test 2-PCB (short answer type)-Group A : All candidates have to answer questions on analytical ability and mathematics at the undergraduate level 20 Minutes - -
Test 2- PCB (short answer type)-Group B:Mathematics( postgraduate level) 20 Minutes - -
Test 2-PCB (short answer type)-Group B:Statistics( postgraduate level) 20 Minutes - -
Test 2- PCB (short answer type)-Group B:Physics ( postgraduate level) 20 Minutes - -
Test 2- PCB (short answer type)-Group B:Computer Science,(B.Tech level) 20 Minutes - -
Test 2-PCB (short answer type)-Group B: Engineering and Technology( B.Tech level) 20 Minutes - -

• Test MMA (objective type) in the forenoon session is the 1 st part.

• Test PCB (short answer type) in the afternoon session is the 2 nd part.

The PCB test will consist of two groups.

♦ Group A (28 Marks): All candidates have to answer questions on analytical ability and mathematics at the undergraduate level.

♦ Group B (72 Marks): A candidate has to choose exactly one of the following five sections, from which questions have to be answered:

(i) Mathematics, (ii) Statistics, (iii) Physics, (iv) Computer Science, and

(v) Engineering and Technology.

While questions in the first three sections will be at the postgraduate level, those for the last two sections will be at B.Tech. level.

Test Duration- 2 Hours for each part

ISI Admission Test(M.Tech) 2016 Syllabus

  1. Number series
  2. Letter Series
  3. Series Missing Numbers
  4. Odd one out
  5. Blood Relation
  6. Calender
  7. Clock
  8. Cubes
  9. Matrix
  10. Coding Decoding
  11. Direction and Distance test
  12. Ranking Tests
  13. Sitting Arrangement
  14. Linear Arrangements
  15. Matrix Arrangements
  16. Mathematical Puzzles
  17. Venn Diagram
  1. Combinatorial Probability, Conditional Probability
  2. Bayes’ Theorem And Independence
  3. Sampling Distribution Of Statistics
  4. Poisson Law
  5. Multinomial, Bivariate Normal And Multivariate Normal Distributions
  6. Descriptive Statistical Measures
  7. Regression
  8. Elementary Theory And Methods Of Estimation
  9. Tests Of Hypotheses
  10. Chi-Square, Anova, Basic Designs (CRD/RBD/LSD)
  11. Conventional Sampling Techniques
  1. C Programming Language
  2. Gravitation
  3. Surface Tension And Viscosity
  4. Laws Of Thermodynamics
  5. Heat Engines
  6. Electrostatics
  7. Magnetostatics
  8. Electromagnetic Induction
  9. Laws Of Electrical Circuits
  10. D.C. Generators, D.C. Motors
  11. Diode Circuits, Bipolar & Fet Devices
  12. Digital Circuits
  1. Programming Languages
  2. Data Structure
  3. Logic Design and Circuits
  4. Computer Architecture
  5. Operating Systems
  6. Database Systems
  7. Computer Networks
  8. Design and Analysis of Algorithm
  9. Software Engineering
  10. Object Oriented Analysis and Design
  11. Discrete Mathematics
  12. Wan Technology
  1. Calculus
  2. Linear Algebra
  3. Graph Theory
  4. Abstract Algebra
  5. Differential Equations
  1. Percentage 
  2. Profit, Loss and Discount
  3. Time, Speed and Distance
  4. Circular Track & Upstream-downstream
  5. Relative speed
  6. Simple Intrest
  7. Compound interest
  8. Averages
  9. Ratio and proportion
  10. Alligation and Mixture
  11. Time and Work
  12. Pipes and Cisterns
  13. Partnership
  14. Age
  1. BODMAS/Simplification
  2. Number System
  3. LCM and HCF
  4. Linear Equation
  5. Quadratic equations
  6. Permutation and Combination
  7. Probability 
  8. Arithmatic and Geometric Prograssion
  9. Indices
  10. Logarithm
  11. Set Theory & Venn Diagram
  12. Geometry and Mensuration
  13. Angles, lines
  14. Properties of Triangles
  15. Properties of Quadrilaterals
  16. Properties of Circles
  17. Area and Volume of 2D and 3D figures
  18. Height and Distance
  19. Elementary number theory
  20. Eigenvalues And Eigenvectors Of Matrices
  21. Calculus
  22. Definite Integrals
  23. Elementary Discrete Probability Theory
  24. Binomial And Poisson Distributions
  1. Description of rotation velocity
  2. Rotational motion
  3. Moment of inertia
  4. Torque and angular momentum
  5. Conservation of angular momentum
  6. Rolling motion
  1. Coulomb’s law
  2. Electric field
  3. Electrostatic potential and Electrostatic potential energy
  4. Gauss’ law and its applications
  5. Electric dipole
  6. Capacitance and dielectrics
  1. Dual Nature Of Radiation
  2. Hertz And Lenard’s Observations
  3. Photoelectric Effect
  4. Einstein’s Photoelectric Equation
  5. Particle Nature Of Light
  6. Matter Waves-Wave Nature Of Particle
  7. De Broglie Relation
  8. Davisson-Germer Experiment
  1. Energy bands in solids
  2. Semiconductor diode
  3. Junction transistor
  4. Logic gates
  1. Thermal equilibrium and temperature
  2. Specific heat, Heat Transfer
  3. Heat, Work and Internal Energy
  4. Second Law of thermodynamics, Carnot engine
  1. Properties of vectors
  2. Position, velocity and acceleration vectors
  3. Motion with constant acceleration
  4. Projectile motion
  5. Uniform circular motion
  6. Relative motion
  1. Faraday’s law, Lenz’s law, eddy currents
  2. Self and mutual inductance
  3. Transformers and generators
  4. Alternating current
  5. AC circuits, LCR circuits
  1. Pressure, density and Archimedes’ principle
  2. Elasticity
  3. Viscosity and Surface Tension
  4. Bernoulli’s theorem
  1. Alpha-Particle Scattering Experiment
  2. Rutherford’s model of atom
  3. Bohr Model, Energy Levels
  4. Hydrogen Spectrum
  5. Composition and size of nucleus
  6. Isotones
  7. Radioactivity-Alpha
  8. Beta And Gamma
  9. Radioactive Decay Law
  10. Mass-Energy Relation And Defect
  11. Binding Energy Per Nucleon
  12. Nuclear Fission And Fusion

ISI Admission Test(M.Tech) Exam Prepartions FAQ

1) What is Eligibility of ISI Admission Test(M.Tech-CS)?

  • A candidate seeking admission to this programme should possess a Master's degree in Mathematics/Statistics/Physics/Electronic Science/ Computer Science/Computer Applications/Information Technology or  a BE/B Tech degree or any other qualification considered equivalent (such as AMIE or, GRADIETE or, DOEACC ‘B’ Level).
  • A candidate with a valid GATE scores above a threshold (to bedecided by the Selection Committee) in his/her own subject would be directly called for interview. However, such candidates are required to apply in the prescribed application form like all other candidates  .

2) Can I do M.Tech in computer science from ISI after B.Tech in mechanical engineering?

You can start your preparation for GATE exam in CS/IT stream. To get admission in from ISI you must have very good percentile in GATE.

3) Are diploma holders eligible to apply for the program?

No. Diploma holders are not eligible to apply for the program.

4) How should one prepare for Computer Sciene Engineering M.Tech entrance test in Indian Statistical Institute?

Part A:
It consists of 30 MCQs, all from mathematics section.  You need to prepare from class 11-12 mathematics part, i.e probability, calculus, combinatorics, logic, complex number and also basic engineering mathematics. You are advised to score as many as you can. On an average the cut off marks remain at 17-20. But do not take any chances. Attempt as many as you are confident about.  
Part B:
Consists of two parts. Part 1 is all mathematics, involving calculus, probability, graph theory. This part is compulsory and has 5 questions. So you need to solve at least two questions from this part. A good idea of mathematics is needed for this. Remember this is subjective. So you need to practice well for this part. Part 2 has many sub parts, namely Computer Science, Physics, Statistics, Mathematics, Electronics, Mechanics. You need to solve any one of these parts. So select whatever you are comfortable in. I am from Computer Science background. So I went for the Computer Science part,which was relatively easy. Basic GATE Level questions from Data Structures, Networks, Compiler, Automata, DBMS, OS. If you have studied well and are clear with the concepts, it should be quite easy. Once again this is subjective, so have your basics clear.

5) I will be taking the entrance exam for ISI (Indian Statistical Institute) next year. How should I prepare?

The Mathematics/Statistics/Physics/Electronic Science/Computer Science/Computer Applications/Information Technology course at ISI tests your Mathematics ability at the 10+2 level. the questions asked are based on the basic syllabus, but the level of questions is definitely higher than what you must be in the habit of solving. So you must regularly practice questions at a higher level. An acquaintance of mine had done multiple books like RD Sharma and RS Aggarwal, but couldn't clear it. What you need is to regularly solve many many questions. Use the following book for questions-  

It is a recommended book from the ISI website. Complete this book by properly understanding how to go about a question rather than to apply different methods to solve a single question. Remember, solving the question is not the motive, it is to efficiently solve the question. Get a good command on the subject. Also, solve the previous years' question papers available on the website to complete your preparation.

6) What is the duration of these M.Tech courses?

All courses are full time two years (Four semesters) program.

7) Any evening batch for this M.Tech courses are available?

No,there are no evening batch for this MTech courses.

8) I received GATE scorecard. Am I eligible to apply fo ISI M.Tech(CS)?

Having received GATE scorecard does not mean that you have qualified in GATE. Please see the GATE scorecard for details on qualification. Make sure that your GATE marks are above the cut-off marks of your category and GATE paper. You will not be considered for JMP admission if you do not meet the GATE qualifying marks criterion even though you are allowed to submit the ISI application.