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June 27, 2020

ISI MStat Entrance Exam books based on Syllabus

Indian Statistical Institute is the pioneer of Statistics in the country. It conducts an entrance exam for the aspirants who want to pursue a master's in Statistics called the ISI MStat Entrance Exam. To crack these exams, the best source of study materials is the right books. So, I am here to provide you a list of useful books for ISI MStat Entrance Exam preparation based on the Syllabus.

A short note on ISI MStat Entrance Exam: The M.Stat program offers advanced level training in the theory, methods, and applications of Statistics along with specialized training in selected areas of Statistics and allied fields. Depending on the area of specialization, students would be able to pursue an academic/research career in Statistics, Mathematics, Economics, Computer Science, and allied fields.

ISI MStat Entrance Exams Books according to the syllabus:

As we discussed earlier, in my previous post on How to prepare for ISI MStat Entrance Exam, the MStat Entrance Exam mainly consists of 2 topics:

  • Mathematics
  • Probability and Statistics

Let's start with the Mathematics books required for ISI MStat Entrance Exam Preparation:

High School Mathematics - The mathematics part is super easy. So just be fluent in your 10+2 syllabus of mathematics and have a piece of sound knowledge in Calculus and Linear Algebra. Also, solve past year problems.

Let's discuss the books for Probability and Statistics Part, breaking it into different subsections according to the syllabus:

  1. Combinatorics and Probability Theory
    1. Book 1: (Chapter 1 - 8) -
      1. A First Course in Probability by Sheldon Ross
      2. Pdf File
    2. Book 2: (Chapter 1 - 7)
      1. An Introduction to Probability and Statistics 
    3. Book 3: (Chapter 1 - 6) [For Quicker Purposes]
      1. Mathematical Statistics and Data Analysis by J.A.Rice
      2.  Pdf File
  2. Linear Algebra
    1. Book: (Chapter 1 - 5, 7)
      1. Linear Algebra and Its Applications by Gilbert Strang
      2. Pdf File 
      3. Lecture Series: Linear Algebra Lecture Series
  3. Calculus and Real Analysis
    1. Book: (Chapter 2, 4, 5, 7)
      1. Understanding Analysis by Stephen Abbott
      2. Pdf File
  4. Statistics
    1. Statistical Inference
      1. Book 1: (Chapter 7, 8, 9)
        1. Statistical Inference by Casella Berger 
        2. Pdf File
      2. Book 2: Chapter (8,9)
        1. Mathematical Statistics and Data Analysis by J.A.Rice
        2.  Pdf File
    2. Regression Techniques
      1. Book: (Chapter 14)
        1. Mathematical Statistics and Data Analysis by J.A.Rice
        2.  Pdf File
    3. Sample Survey
      1. Book: (Chapter 7)
        1. Mathematical Statistics and Data Analysis by J.A.Rice
        2.  Pdf File

I hope you will like this effort of mine.

If you are reading this article, you must be preparing for it too. So, if you need help in previous year problems, you can directly jump into our problem garden from here and access many problems. It keeps on updating. So, you can also bookmark it for future reference.

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If you need guidance in preparation, you can also check out our Statistics Coaching Program for ISI MStat and IIT JAM MS. You will also get our advanced curriculum there. Do check it out, if you are interested.

All the best!

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One comment on “ISI MStat Entrance Exam books based on Syllabus”

  1. Thanks a lot this was really helpful. By the way who is the author of the book 2 of combinatorics and probability part.

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