ISI Admission Test(M.TechCS) Exam Pattern
Exam Pattern
The written Admission Test typically consists of two parts:
(i) Test MMA (objective type) in the forenoon session is the 1st part, a multiplechoice and/or descriptive test in Mathematics at the undergraduate level. Paper consists of 94 questions.
(ii) Test PCB (short answer type) in the afternoon session is the 2nd part, a multiplechoice and/or descriptive test. The PCB test will consist of two groups 

Group A (30 Marks) : All candidates have to answer questions on analytical ability and mathematics at the undergraduate level. Paper consists of 12 questions.

Group B (70 Marks) : A candidate has to choose exactly one of the following five sections, from which questions have to be answered:

Mathematics

Statistics

Physics

Computer Science

Engineering and Technology

Note  While questions in the first three sections will be at postgraduate level, those for the last two sections will be at B.Tech. level. Each section consists of 12 questions.

Total Questions  118
Test duration 2 Hours
Total Marks  194
Syllabus Summary
No. Of Subject  7 

No. Of Unit  16 
No. Of Chapter  150 
 Number series
 Letter Series
 Series Missing Numbers
 Odd one out
 Blood Relation
 Calender
 Clock
 Cubes
 Matrix
 Coding Decoding
 Direction and Distance test
 Ranking Tests
 Sitting Arrangement
 Linear Arrangements
 Matrix Arrangements
 Mathematical Puzzles
 Venn Diagram
 Combinatorial Probability, Conditional Probability
 Bayes’ Theorem And Independence
 Sampling Distribution Of Statistics
 Poisson Law
 Multinomial, Bivariate Normal And Multivariate Normal Distributions
 Descriptive Statistical Measures
 Regression
 Elementary Theory And Methods Of Estimation
 Tests Of Hypotheses
 ChiSquare, Anova, Basic Designs (CRD/RBD/LSD)
 Conventional Sampling Techniques
 C Programming Language
 Gravitation
 Surface Tension And Viscosity
 Laws Of Thermodynamics
 Heat Engines
 Electrostatics
 Magnetostatics
 Electromagnetic Induction
 Laws Of Electrical Circuits
 D.C. Generators, D.C. Motors
 Diode Circuits, Bipolar & Fet Devices
 Digital Circuits
 Programming Languages
 Data Structure
 Logic Design and Circuits
 Computer Architecture
 Operating Systems
 Database Systems
 Computer Networks
 Design and Analysis of Algorithm
 Software Engineering
 Object Oriented Analysis and Design
 Discrete Mathematics
 Wan Technology
 Calculus
 Linear Algebra
 Graph Theory
 Abstract Algebra
 Differential Equations
 Percentage
 Profit, Loss and Discount
 Time, Speed and Distance
 Circular Track & Upstreamdownstream
 Relative speed
 Simple Intrest
 Compound interest
 Averages
 Ratio and proportion
 Alligation and Mixture
 Time and Work
 Pipes and Cisterns
 Partnership
 Age
 BODMAS/Simplification
 Number System
 LCM and HCF
 Linear Equation
 Quadratic equations
 Permutation and Combination
 Probability
 Arithmatic and Geometric Prograssion
 Indices
 Logarithm
 Set Theory & Venn Diagram
 Geometry and Mensuration
 Angles, lines
 Properties of Triangles
 Properties of Quadrilaterals
 Properties of Circles
 Area and Volume of 2D and 3D figures
 Height and Distance
 Elementary number theory
 Eigenvalues And Eigenvectors Of Matrices
 Calculus
 Definite Integrals
 Elementary Discrete Probability Theory
 Binomial And Poisson Distributions
 Description of rotation velocity
 Rotational motion
 Moment of inertia
 Torque and angular momentum
 Conservation of angular momentum
 Rolling motion
 Coulomb’s law
 Electric field
 Electrostatic potential and Electrostatic potential energy
 Gauss’ law and its applications
 Electric dipole
 Capacitance and dielectrics
 Dual Nature Of Radiation
 Hertz And Lenard’s Observations
 Photoelectric Effect
 Einstein’s Photoelectric Equation
 Particle Nature Of Light
 Matter WavesWave Nature Of Particle
 De Broglie Relation
 DavissonGermer Experiment
 Energy bands in solids
 Semiconductor diode
 Junction transistor
 Logic gates
 Thermal equilibrium and temperature
 Specific heat, Heat Transfer
 Heat, Work and Internal Energy
 Second Law of thermodynamics, Carnot engine
 Properties of vectors
 Position, velocity and acceleration vectors
 Motion with constant acceleration
 Projectile motion
 Uniform circular motion
 Relative motion
 Faraday’s law, Lenz’s law, eddy currents
 Self and mutual inductance
 Transformers and generators
 Alternating current
 AC circuits, LCR circuits
 Pressure, density and Archimedes’ principle
 Elasticity
 Viscosity and Surface Tension
 Bernoulli’s theorem
 AlphaParticle Scattering Experiment
 Rutherford’s model of atom
 Bohr Model, Energy Levels
 Hydrogen Spectrum
 Composition and size of nucleus
 Isotones
 RadioactivityAlpha
 Beta And Gamma
 Radioactive Decay Law
 MassEnergy Relation And Defect
 Binding Energy Per Nucleon
 Nuclear Fission And Fusion
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.
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 case of candidates with outstanding academic record and performance in the selection tests and interviews.