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MSc Quantitative Economics entrance: Indian Statistical Institute

ISI conducts its entrance in April and has two papers:

  • Paper 1: Focuses on Mathematics and Statistics
  • Paper 2: Focuses on Microeconomics and Macroeconomics

Paper 1: The first step in preparing for any entrance is to go through the past year papers (you can access it from For this section of ISI entrance, you may realize that ISI focuses on 11th and 12th class mathematics. Therefore, the first step in going about this section is to brush up on your school level concepts. I would further recommend readers to take up some Engineering entrance preparation book and solve questions from there. Do not go to IIT level questions, just focus on AIEEE kind of questions. Students may also see the past years of BSc Math entrance conducted by ISI. An excellent reference book is “TEST OF MATHEMATICS AT THE 10+2 LEVEL” published by Affiliated East-West Press Pvt. Limited. It is a collection of past 20yrs B.Stat Entrance questions which are very similar to the ones asked in MSQE entrance.

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