Indian Statistical Institute (ISI) Bachelor of Statistics Entrance Test 2012


Indian Statistical Institute (ISI) conducts entrance exam every year for the selection of candidates to its various programmes. Selection will be on the basis of the candidates’ academic records & performance in the written test and interview conducted by the Institute.

Structure of Indian Statistical Institute (ISI) Bachelor of Statistics Entrance Test

The entrance exam will consist of both objective and descriptive type questions. There will be a total of 30 multiple choice questions and 10 questions of short answer type. The objective type questions will have 4 alternative options from which the most suited answer has to be found out. Both the sections have to be answered within the limited time given.

Syllabus of Indian Statistical Institute (ISI) Bachelor of Statistics Entrance Test


  • Sets
  • Operations on sets
  • Prime numbers
  • Permutations and combinations
  • Binomial theorem
  • Factorization of integers and divisibility
  • Arithmetic, geometric and harmonic progressions
  • Algebraic inequalities
  • Rational and irrational numbers
  • Theory of quadratic equations
  • Complex numbers
  • Logarithms
  • Polynomials and remainder theorem


  • 2 - Dimensional geometry with Cartesian and polar coordinates
  • Plane geometry
  • Concept of a locus
  • Area of a triangle
  • Mensuration
  • Equations of circle, parabola, ellipse and hyperbola
  • Equations of tangents and normal
  • Equation of a line, angle between two lines, distance from a point to a line


  • Trigonometric identities
  • Heights and distances
  • Solutions of trigonometric equations
  • Trigonometric and inverse trigonometric functions
  • Measures of angles


  • Functions
  • Definite and indefinite integrals
  • Limits and continuity
  • Derivatives and methods of differentiation
  • Maxima and minima
  • Curve-tracing using calculus
  • Methods of integration
  • Slope of a curve
  • Tangents and normal
  • Evaluation of area using integrals

Logical Reasoning

Eligibility Criteria

The candidates those who have successfully completed their Higher Secondary Education or equivalent with Mathematics and English as compulsory subjects are eligible to apply for the ISI Bachelor of Statistics entrance test. Those in the final year of qualifying programme are also eligible to apply for the same.

How to Apply?

The candidates can obtain the application form from the various concerned offices of Indian Statistical Institute by post or in person by payment of Rs. 450/- (Rs. 225/- in case of reserved categories). The fee payment can be done in the form of direct cash or as demand draft which is drawn in favor of Indian Statistical Institute payable at Kolkata. The same can also be downloaded from the official website of the Indian Statistical Institute. The completed application form along with the requisite enclosures have to be sent to Indian Statistical Institute, 203 Barrackpore Trunk Road, Kolkata 700108, India on or before the last date.

How to fill the Form?

Filling up of form is one of the important aspects which have to be done with at most care. All the necessary information regarding how to fill the form is clearly mentioned in the information brochure which is obtained along with the application form. It’s also separately available in the official webpage of ISI. The applicants are advised to go through it before filling the form. All the columns have to be filled with the accurate details. Also make proper care that the application form along with all the required attachments reach the concerned destination before the cutoff date.

Important Dates (Tentative)

[Please note that we only provide tentative dates based on previous years dates. For exact dates related information it is always best to check official websites only.]

Commencement of sale of prospectus and application form:  Second week of February, 2012

Last date for receiving completed application form: Last week of March, 2012

Date of entrance test: Second week of May, 2012

List of Indian Statistical Institute (ISI) Bachelor of Statistics Entrance Test Centres

  • St. Xavier’s College, Kolkata
  • St. Xavier’s Collegiate School, Kolkata

Contact Address for Indian Statistical Institute (ISI) Bachelor of Statistics Entrance Test

  • Address: Indian Statistical Institute, 203 Barrackpore Trunk Road, Kolkata 700108, India
  • Phone no: 25752500, 2575-3304
  • Email: [email protected], [email protected]
  • Website:

Colleges Accepting the Indian Statistical Institute (ISI) Bachelor of Statistics Entrance Test Score

Indian Statistical Institute (ISI), Kolkata

Reference Books for Indian Statistical Institute (ISI) Bachelor of Statistics Entrance Test

  • Set Theory by Thomas J. Jech
  • An Introduction to Mathematical Reasoning by Peter J. Eccles
  • Basic Math and Pre-Algebra by Mark Zegarelli
  • Basic Mathematics by Serge A. Lang
  • Calculus by Mark Ryan
  • Analytic Geometry by Douglas F. Riddle
  • Calculus by Ron Larson and Bruce H. Edwards
  • Data Interpretation and Logical reasoning’ by Arun Sharma
  • Logical Reasoning by Lambert M Surhone, Miriam T Timpledon, Susan F Marseken
  • Logical Reasoning: A First Course by R Nederpelt and F Kamareddine
  • Logical Reasoning: Test Preparation Study Guide, Questions & Answers by National Learning Corporation
  • Technical Calculus with Analytic Geometry by Judith L. Gersting
  • Mathematics All Around by Thomas L. Pirnot
  • Tools and Techniques for Success in Exams by Steve Foster
  • Matrices and Linear Transformations by Charles G. Cullen
  • Mental Aptitude by Subhkamna Publications
  • Pearson Guide to Logical Reasoning & Data Interpretation by Nishit K Sinha
  • Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations by R.S. Agarwal

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Study Plan

Hard work is an essential requisite for clearing the entrance exam. The candidates are advised to prepare well to clear the exam. As a foremost step towards preparation, the aspirants should set up a systematic timetable on the basis of all the topics in the syllabus. Splitting the entire syllabus into subunits will help the preparation process much simpler. Many reference books, guides and question banks are available with the help of which the candidates can prepare.

How and Where To Get the Results?

Candidates can get the result of the Indian Statistical Institute (ISI) Bachelor of Statistics Entrance Test from the official website of the institute.

Score Validity

The score validity of Indian Statistical Institute (ISI) Bachelor of Statistics Entrance Test is only for 1 year.



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5 Responses to “Indian Statistical Institute (ISI) Bachelor of Statistics Entrance Test 2012”

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    Ayush Agarwal:

    I doubt if I can drop a year for preparation of ISI entrance exam and then appear in d same….
    Would I be eligible there?

  2. 4
    aaqib javeed:

    sir please solve this query
    which coaching institutes are offering coaching for bsat selection test of indian institute of satistics of kokalta

  3. 3
    sanjeev aggarwal:

    the name of the coaching centre are given do i get the address of the institutions teaching for the preparation for ISI

  4. 2

    Are students eligable for Mathematics ?

  5. 1

    which type of question asked in interview for in qror qt isi kolkata