ISI 2024: Application Form, Important Dates, Eligibility Criteria, Result

Indian Statistical Institute (ISI) is the respective authority that organizes the ISI admission test every year. Indian Statistical Institute Admission Test abbreviated as ISI Admission Test is a national-level entrance exam for admission to UG & PG courses offered by the university.

Interested and eligible candidates seeking admission to ISI University must submit the ISI admission test application form as per the prescribed schedule. Admission to the courses offered by ISI Kolkata is based on candidate’s performance in written tests and interview round organized by the university.

ISI Admission Test Dates

Candidates can check the tentative schedule from the table below.

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EventsDates (tentative)
Release of official notificationFebruary- March 2024
Availability of application formMarch 2024
Last date for the submission of the application fee and formApril 2024
Release of admit cardApril 2024
Date of ISI ExamMay 2024
Answer key releases onJune 2024
Announcement of resultJuly 2024
Release of ISI admission listAugust 2024

List of courses offered through the ISI Admission Test

The university offers the following list of courses B Stat, B Math, M Math, M.S (QMS), M.S (QE), MTech (CS), M Stat, MTech (QROR), M.S (LIS), PG Diploma in Statistical Methods and Analytics, PG Diploma in Computer Applications and JRF courses in Statistics, Mathematics, Quantitative Economics, Computer Science, Quality, Reliability and Operations Research, Physics, Library and Information Science, Sociology, Geology, Psychology, Agricultural Chemistry and Soil Science, Linguistics.

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ISI 2024 Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility criteria for the ISI admission test will differ for various courses. Candidates can check the eligibility criteria for some of the highly claimed courses by the students from the table below.

CoursesEligibility criteria
B.Stat (Hons)- 3 yearsCandidates should have done 12th or equivalent with English and Mathematics as preferred subjects.
B.Math (Hons)- 3 yearApplicants must have passed the 12th examination or its equivalent with English and Mathematics as mandatory subjects.
M.Tech in Computer Science (2 years)Candidates having a 4-year B.Tech / B.E degree or its equivalent in any discipline or Master’s degree in any subject passed with Mathematics subject at 12th are eligible to apply.
Master in Statistics- 2 yearsCandidates who have done a bachelor’s degree of three or more years of duration in any stream are eligible to apply.

ISI Application Form 2024

The ISI registration will be commenced tentatively in March 2024 through online mode only. Interested and eligible candidates can apply for the ISI exam by visiting the official website of the University.

To register online, candidates need to provide a valid email address and contact number. Candidates should read the instructions given carefully before filling out the application form.

Fill each detail correctly in the form as a correction facility may not be provided after the form submission. 

Candidates will also have to upload their photograph, signature and category certificate in the given fields.

Make the application fee payment in Credit/Debit Card and Net Banking modes. Candidates should take the printout of the application form for future reference.

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ISI Application Fee

The application fee can be paid via online mode only. ISI application fee for different categories is provided below.

CategoryApplication fee
For male candidates from the general categoryRs 1500/-
Female candidates from the general categoryRs 1000/-
ST/ SC/ EWS/ OBC -NCL/ PWDRs 750/-

ISI Exam Pattern

The Exam will be held in offline mode i.e., a pen-paper-based test. The question paper of ISI will comprise objective (Part A) as well as descriptive type (Part -B) questions. The duration of the exam will be 2 hours only.  Candidates can check the ISI exam pattern for B Stat (Hons)/ B Math (Hons) courses from the table below.

Type of questionsMCQs
Total marks120
Exam duration2 hours
Marking scheme+4 for each correct answer No negative marking for wrong answers

ISI Syllabus 2024

Candidates need to check the ISI syllabus of the specified courses in which they want to enroll. Candidates can check the ISI Admission Test syllabus for the B.Stat and B.Math courses from the table below.

CalculusSequences – bounded sequences, limit of a sequence, monotone sequences, Functions, one-one functions, onto functions, Derivatives and methods of differentiation, Limits and continuity, Tangents and normal, Slope of a curve, using calculus to sketch graphs of functions, Maxima and minima, Methods of integration, evaluation of area using integrals, definite and indefinite integrals
TrigonometryMeasures of angles, Trigonometric identities including addition formulae, Trigonometric and inverse trigonometric functions, solutions of trigonometric equations, Heights and distances, Properties of triangles
AlgebraSets, Prime numbers, operations on sets, Rational and irrational numbers, factorization of integers and divisibility, Logarithms, Permutations and combinations, Binomial Theorem, basic Probability, Polynomials: Remainder Theorem, relations between Roots and Coefficients, Theory of Quadratic Equations and Expressions, Arithmetic and Geometric Progressions, Inequalities involving arithmetic, Complex numbers, geometric & harmonic means, Matrices and determinants
GeometryPlain Geometry, Equation of a line, angle between two lines, Geometry of 2 dimensions with Cartesian and polar coordinates, distance from a point to a line, Area of a triangle, Concept of a Locus, parabola, Equations of circle, ellipse and hyperbola and equations of their tangents and normal

ISI Admit Card 2024

The admit card for the ISI entrance exam 2024 will be available online after the release of the official notification. Candidates who registered successfully can download their ISI admit cards from the university’s website most likely in April 2024.

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The ISI Hall ticket will comprise important details related to the exam such as the candidate’s name, registration number, test date, test centre, test code etc. Candidates should take the printout of the admit card and bring the same while appearing at the examination centre.

ISI Result 2024

The authority will announce the ISI result in June 2024 (tentatively). Candidates who appeared in the exam can check their ISI results online by visiting the official website of the university. Candidates who achieved the minimum ISI cut-off marks will be declared qualified in the merit list.

The result will include the details like candidate’s overall score, ISI Merit rank, qualifying status etc. After the announcement of the result, qualified candidates will be called for further admission process.

ISI Counselling 2024

Based on the ISI merit rank candidates will have to appear in the counselling round. The counselling for ISI admission test 2024 will be held in June /July 2024. Admission will be done based on the candidate’s performance in the written exam followed by a personal interview/counselling round. 

Candidates need to bring a list of important documents such as ISI Scorecard, class 10th & 12th certificates and mark sheets, category certificate, ISI Admit card, medical certificate, passport size photographs, category certificate etc. for the verification process at the time of counselling.

ISI Contact Details

Indian Statistical Institute

203 Barrackpore Trunk Road

Kolkata 700 108, WB, India

Contact number: +91 33 2575-2001

ISI official website:


Is the ISI admission test difficult to crack?

The ISI exam is considered as one of the toughest exams in India.

What is the package for ISI graduates?

The average annual salary offered is 22 LPA.

Is there any age limit for the ISI exam?

No, there is no such age limit.

What is the required cutoff for ISI?

As per previous records, the cutoff for objective paper is approx. 60 to 75 out of 120 and for descriptive tests is 35 to 50 out of 80.

What is the fee of ISI University?

The course fee varies for different courses. For the ISI B.Sc. programme the fee is around Rs 13,42,200 per annum while for the ISI M.S. (Master of Science) course fee is Rs 13,42,200 per annum.

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