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November 28, 2018

ISI - CMI entrance Book List

If you are starting with the course, then you may buy the books in the Miscellaneous Section only. Later, your faculty will prescribe other books in class.

A word about Solution Manuals:

No one learned Mathematics by reading solutions. Instead, try sequential hints. Cheenta website has many such discussion on problems from past papers of I.S.I. & C.M.I. We are also in the process of transforming existing solutions into sequential hints:


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Here is a PDF copy of the book - list: ISI - CMI entrance booklist


  • Challenges and Thrills of Pre-College Mathematics by Venkatchala
  • Mathematical Circles, a Russian experience by Fomin
  • Excursion in Mathematics by Bhaskaracharya Pratishthana
  • Test of Mathematics at 10+2 Level by East West Press

Also see

I.S.I. and C.M.I. Entrance Program (live, online) at Cheenta

Number Theory

  • Excursion in Mathematics; Challenges and Thrills of Pre-College Mathematics
  • Elementary Number Theory by David Burton


  • Principles and Techniques in Combinatorics by Chen Chuan Chong and Koh Khee Meng


  • Excursion in Mathematics;
  • Challenges and Thrills of Pre-College Mathematics


  • Challenges and Thrills of Pre-College Mathematics


  • Trigonometry by S.L. Loney
  • 101 Problems in Trigonometry by Titu Andreescu


  • Inequality by Little Mathematical Library

Complex Numbers

  • Complex Numbers from A to Z

Coordinate Geometry

  • Coordinate Geometry by S.L. Loney


  • Pre-Calculus by Tarasov
  • Single Variable Calculus by I.A. Maron
  • Play with Graphs (Arihant Publication)


Video Series

Cheenta produces videos related to I.S.I. & C.M.I. Entrance at a regular interval.

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