Jointly offered by ISI, IIT Kharagpur and IIM Calcutta

Mr. Bijan Barman
Dean's Office
Indian Statistical Institute
Kolkata 700108
Email: pgdba@isical.ac.in
Phone: 033-25752500

Instructions, Syllabus and Sample Questions for PGDBA Written Test 2017.

Instructions for Written Test

1. The duration of the test is 3 hours. The test will have a total of 50 questions carrying 150 marks. Each of these questions will be Multiple-Choice Question (MCQ). A question is to be answered by darkening the appropriate bubble on the specified Answer Sheet using HB pencil only. Every question will have only one correct answer. More than one answer bubbled against a question will be treated as an incorrect response.
2. Each correct answer to a question will result in three marks, unattempted question will result in zero mark and wrong answer to a question will result in minus one mark.
3. There will be 15 questions on Verbal Ability, 5 questions on Logical Reasoning, 5 questions on Data Interpretation and Data Visualization and 25 questions on Quantitative Aptitude.
4. Calculator, charts, graph sheets, tables or gadgets are NOT allowed in the examination hall.

Syllabus

VERBAL ABILITY: Reading & Comprehension; Grammar/correction of sentences.

LOGICAL REASONING: Logical connectives, Statements and Conclusions, Matching and sequences.

DATA INTERPRETATION AND DATA VISUALIZATION: Data driven questions (pie charts, graphs, trends).

QUANTITATIVE APTITUDE: Sets, combinatorics, Algebra (solutions of quadratic equations, inequalities, simultaneous linear equations, binomial theorem, series, AP, GP, HP, matrices), Euclidean geometry, Coordinate geometry (lines, circles, conic sections), Trigonometry (triangles, trigonometric identities, heights and distances), Calculus (functions, limits, continuity, derivative, maxima & minima, methods of integration, evaluation of areas using integration).