ISI changes admission criteria, postpones Entrance 2020



Owing to the lockdown situation, Indian Statistical Institute has postponed its Entrance Test 2020 and release of Admit Cards for admission to the two Undergraduate BSc courses. ISI has has also changed the selection criteria.

Courses offered : ISI offers premium Bachelor of Statistics (Hons) at Kolkata and Bachelor of Mathematics (Hons) at Bengaluru.

Change in selection criteria

As per earlier notification, besides the written test, there was an interview of 10 marks. ISI has now decided not to conduct interviews and hence the selection merit list will be based entirely on the score obtained in the written test.

The written test consists of 2 papers :

Paper 1 (2 hours) : 30 Multiple choice objective type questions, Maximum 120 marks

Paper 2 (2 hours) contains 8 descriptive type questions, Maximum 80 marks

Revised schedule

ISI has not yet fixed any dates for the Entrance Test which was earlier scheduled to be conducted offline on 2 Aug 2020. New date for admit card availability and conduct of exam will be notified in due course but is not expected to be held before second week of Sep 2020.

Facility for change in test centre and documents uploading

As soon as the dates are announced, all registered candidates will be provided with a small window for making changes in their centre preferences and uploading pending documents like results of qualifying examination and those related to reservation category (OBC-NCL / SC / ST / PwD) and INMO by logging on the application portal.

Some candidates may have to be allocated to their centre of second preference due to merger of a few centres close to them.


-- MEP News Bureau