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ISI Admission Test (PGDCA) -

ISI Admission Test(PGDCA) (ISI Admission Test (PGDCA) - 2017)

Pen & Paper | National Level Exam
Application Fee - General - Rs.700 | OBC / SC / ST - Rs.350
ISI Admission Test (PGDCA) FAQ

Q - For how long do the ISI Admission Test(PGDCA)Entrance Exam scores valid for admission?

A -

ISI PGDCA Entrance Exam scores are valid for one year only.

How to Prepare

Make a proper Schedule of studies

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

Focus on Concept clarity  

It is essential that you have a clear idea of the concepts and formulae 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.

Arm yourself with relevant 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.

Go to a mentor and 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 of and if anything a regular coaching class will enable you to avoid roadblocks in your preparation.

Keep piles of 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.

Write 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. Try to build up an Entrance Exam Test Prep MCQ Question Bank

Beat the Ticking Demon

Every exam calls for answering a maximum number of questions within a stipulated time. Hence, time management is very important. It can be mastered 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.

Application Process

Step 1
Create Login ID
Step 2
Completing the Online Form
Step 3
Uploading Scan Copy of Documents

ISI Admission Test (PGDCA) 2017 Question Paper Format

questions 30
of Questions
duration 2.0 Hr
online Pen & Paper
Exam Type
marks 120
Total Marks
marks 4.0 Mark
Correct Question Mark
marks 1.0 Mark
Negative Marking

ISI Admission Test (PGDCA) 2017

PGDCA aspirants for the ISI must appear for the ISI Admission Test to be considered for admissions. ISI exam officially known as Indian Statistical Institute entrance exam is one of the popular exams among the candidates who wish to take admission several degree programs provided by the ISI institute. Every year Indian Statistical Institute (ISI) conducts this exam. Founded in 1931, ISI is one of the leading institutes of statistical research in India headquartered in Kolkata. It has 4 major campuses located in Delhi, Chennai, Banglore and Tezpur.

ISI Admission Test (PGDCA) 2017 Conducting Body

ISI Admission Test(PGDCA) conducted by Indian Statistical Institute (ISI). Indian Statistical Institute (ISI), a unique P. C. Mahalanobish institution devoted to the research, teaching and application of statistics, natural sciences and social sciences. Founded by Professor P.C. Mahalanobis in Kolkata on 17th December, 1931, the institute gained the status of an Institution of National Importance by an act of the Indian Parliament in 1959. The Headquarters of ISI is located in the northern fringe of the metropolis of Kolkata. Additionally, there are four centres located in Delhi, Bangalore, Chennai and Tezpur. Research in Statistics and related disciplines is the primary activity of the Institute. Teaching activities are undertaken mainly in Kolkata, Delhi and Bangalore. Offices of the Institute located in several other cities in India are primarily engaged in projects and consultancy in Statistical Quality Control and Operations Research'.

ISI Admission Test (PGDCA) Contact Details

Address Indian Statistical Institute, 8th Mile, Mysore Road, R.V.College Post, Bangalore 560059, India
Phone no 080-28483002, 28483003,28483004, 28483006
Website http://www.isical.ac.in/index.php
Type National
Mode Pen & Paper

ISI Admission Test (PGDCA) FAQ

1) How to Apply ISI Admission Test ?

  • Visit the official website of ISI .
  • Register as a new user and create an account.
  • Login into the account.
  • Enter details in the application form.
  • Upload the scanned images of photo and signature.
  • Submit, verify and confirm the application form.
  • Pay the application fee using online or offline method.
  • Take a printout of the application form and keep it safe for further use.

2) In which formats can I upload the scanned images?

Jpg/bmp/gif/png/jpeg formats.

3) Which documents are required to be uploaded in the application form?

Scanned images of photograph & signature.

4) What is the admission procedure?

Selection is based on the performance in written test and interview. Past academic records may also be taken into consideration. The admission test will comprise multiple-choice and/or descriptive questions on basic Mathematics.

5) Can I make payment through offline mode?

Yes, you can make payment through SBI bank challan.

6) There is any need to send the printed application form?

Only in case of PG Diploma in Statistical Methods and Analytics programme.

7) What is the ISI Admission Test?

Indian Statistical Institute (ISI) organizes an entrance exam know as ISI to screen candidates for admission in various degree programmes. ISI offers various UG, PG, PhD programme in the field of Statistics, Science & Technology. This institution has four campuses situated in Chennai, Tezpur, Delhi and Bangalore. Every year, the ISI entrance exam conducted in the month of May. 

8) I have completed the online application. But, I have not taken a print out. How can I get a print out now?

You can go to the applying online page again and enter the personal details AND the application number. You will be taken to the printout page again. 

9) When will I get my Admit Card?

Admit card will be available for view and print in Second week of April (onwards). You will have to log onto the ISI website with your registered User ID. You will be eligible for an Admit Card only upon submission of online application form. You will receive an automated email confirmation upon successful submission from website.

10) What should I do if I do not receive the ISI admit card by the time of the examination?

In case you do not receive the Admit Card, you should make it a point to report the same immediately to the Admissions Officer. If you do not receive the Admit Card, before the examination date, he / she would have to meet ISI Representative one day before the examination at the centre with a copy of the application form and two attested pass-port size photographs, identical to the one affixed in the application form. All enquiries pertaining to the Admit Card without mentioning application number will not be entertained under any circumstances.

11) What is the eligibility criterion for appearing in the entrance examination?

In order to be eligible for admission to this programme, an applicant must have a three-year Bachelor’s Degree in any discipline with Mathematics as a subject.

12) Is it necessary to study Mathematics as a subject to apply for Master of Computer Sciences (MCA)?

Yes. Mathematics as a course at Graduate Level those who want to take admission in ISI.

13) Is there any other source of information regarding the admissions other than the website?

The admission brochure will be available . However, please refer to the website regularly for updates and notifications.

14) Can I take admission if the result of my qualifying examination is awaited or I have back-log/ re-appear/ compartment in the qualifying examination?

Applicants who are either awaiting their result or are due to appear for qualifying exam may also apply, provided they furnish/ submit the result of the qualifying examination to the university either by the last date of provisional registration or at the time of admission, or by the last date as specified by the university.

15) Is the knowledge and interest in computers essential to sit for PGDCA entrance?

Entrance questions are based on Computer languages, knowledge of hardware etc. However,you do not need to have high level technical knowledge to clear an PGDCA Entrance Examination.

16) Any evening batch for this PGDCA courses are available?

No,there are no evening batch for this PGDCA course.

17) Can I opt for PGDCA , even if I did not have Mathematics in class 12th?

Yes, You can opt for PGDCA without mathematics but you must have a three-year Bachelor’s Degree in any discipline with Mathematics as a subject.

18) For how long do the ISI Admission Test(PGDCA)Entrance Exam scores valid for admission?

ISI PGDCA Entrance Exam scores are valid for one year only.

19) What are the Examination, Rules for Passing?

There are two examinations in each course in all programmes:
mid-semestral and semestral (final). The composite score in a course is a weighted average of the scores in the mid-semestral and semestral examinations, class tests, home-assignments, practical record-book, project work, etc. (announced at the beginning of the semester).

  • If the composite score of a student falls short of 45% in a credit course, or 35% in a non-credit course the student may take at most one back-paper examination to improve the score. The maximum score a student can secure in a back-paper examination is 45%. The maximum number of back-papers that can be taken in any given year of a programme is specified in the Students’Brochure.
  • If a student misses a mid-semestral or a semestral or a back-paper examination due to medical or family emergencies, there is a provision for a supplementary examination. The student can score at most 60% in the supplementary examinations to mid-semestral and semestral examinations, and at most 45% in the case of a back-paper examination.
  • In case a student fails to secure pass marks in a course even after the results of backpaper examination have been declared, there is provision for a compensatory examination subject to fulfillment of certain conditions, details of which are available in the Students’ Brochure.

20) Are financial assistance and bank loans available?

There is a provision for need based financial assistance for deserving candidates. Educational loans to admitted participants may be available from banks and other financial institutions.

21) In Indian Statistical Institute (ISI) which campus offered a Postgraduate Diploma in Computer Applications ?

Postgraduate Diploma in Computer Applications(PGDCA) total duration of this programme is one year, and it is offered at the ISI Giridih Branch. There is no stipend or tuition fee for the course.

22) Will be there any attendance rule?

Attendance rules that are applicable to the host Institute will be followed in each semester.

23) What are the Pass / Fail rules?

Rules in a given semester will be those generally applicable in the host Institute of that semester.

24) What will be the class hours and how many days a week?

The hours and days will vary from semester to semester. The norms prevailing at the host institute would be followed.

25) Does the Institute provide Hostel Facility?

The Institute has hostels for the students in its premises in Kolkata, Delhi, Bengaluru, Chennai, Hyderabad, Tezpur. The campus at Giridih also has rudimentary hostel facilities. A nominal rent is charged per month for accommodation. Students are responsible for payment of food charges. However, it may not be possible to accommodate all degree/ diploma students in the hostels. Limited medical facilities are available free of cost at all campuses.

26) 2How do I contact in case of any further queries?

Email:postmaster(at)isibang.ac.in,info(at)isichennai.com,postmaster(at)isid.ac.in,isihyd(at)gmail.com ,postmaster(at)isical.ac.in  .

27) What is the Institute role in the placement of students?

There is a Placement Committee in Kolkata, which arranges campus interviews by prospective employers. Campus interviews are also organised at the Delhi and Bengaluru Centres.

  • Students who have undergone the B Stat (Hons), B Math (Hons), M Stat, M .Math, MS (QE), M Tech (CS), M Tech (QROR) and other degree, diploma/ certificate courses of the Institute and those having the Ph D degree of the Institute either get opportunities to join research programs in India and abroad, or get placed in attractive positions in the industry or government departments. The master degree programs in ISI have close to 100% placement record. Most of the students of the Institute get employment offers or admission to some Ph.D programmes even before they complete the qualifying degree examinations.