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Can you tell me about the eligibility criteria for admission in Bachelor of Statistics (Honours) [B Stat (Hons)] Program offered by the Indian Statistical Institute?
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Old 18th February 2020, 11:05 PM
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Default Re: Eligibility Criteria For Indian Statistical Institute

Indian Statistical Institute is a premier institution for statistical research in India. It offers UG courses in Statistics (Hons.) and Mathematics (Hons.). Admission to B.Stat (Hons.) depends on the merit of the candidate’s performance in written test and personal interview.

ISI Admission Important Dates

Online Application Start Date February 05, 2020
Online Application End Date March 15, 2020
Payment of Application Fee Starts Feb 7, 2020
Payment of Application Fee End March 19, 2020
Admission Test May 5, 2020


In order to be eligible for admission, one must have successfully completed 10+2 years of Higher Secondary Education (or its equivalent) with Mathematics and English as subjects.

ISI B.Stat (Hons.) Admission Test
For the admission in B.Stat Hons., ISI will conduct two papers - one objective paper and the second descriptive.

First paper has around 20 multiple answer choice questions.
Second paper has around 7-8 questions to which you are required to write descriptive answers.
Duration for both tests is 2 Hours.

Selection Procedure

All applicants for this programme, except the Inmo Awardees, will have to appear for two written tests comprising multiple-choice type and descriptive questions in Mathematics at the 10+2 level. Based on performance in the written tests, a number of candidates will called for interviews.

The written test is waived for applicants who have been selected as Inmo Awardees to participate in the International Mathematics Olympiad Training Camp (IMOTC) in the current year or in any previous year, based on their performance in the Indian National Mathematics Olympiad (INMO) conducted by the National Board of Higher Mathematics, Department of Atomic Energy, Government of India. Such candidates will be directly called for interviews.

The final selection is based on performance in the two written tests (unless waived) as well as the interviews. The final list of candidates selected for admission is announced after completion of all the interviews.

A candidate who has applied for the B Stat (Hons) programme shall have only one subsequent option to switch to the B Math (Hons) programme of the Institute. Candidates who wish to exercise this option must inform the Dean of Studies of their decisions either in writing or by sending an e-mail.

Contact Detail:
Indian Statistical Institute,
203 Barrackpore Trunk Road,
Kolkata 700108,
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