ISM M.Sc. / M.Tech Admissions 2013: Eligibility and Exam Pattern

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Eligibility and subjects of Examination are given in the following table:

Name of the Course Minimum qualification for Examination Subject of Entrance Examination
3-year M. Sc. Tech.(Applied Geology) B.Sc. Degree (3-year) with Geology as Honours/ Major/ Main/ Equivalent subject and any two subsidiary subjects from Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry. Geology
3-year M. Sc. Tech.(Applied Geophysics) B.Sc. Degree (3-year) with Physics as Honours/ Major/ Main/ Equivalent subject, Mathematics as a subsidiary subject and another subsidiary subject from Chemistry, Geology, Geography, Electronics, Statistics and Computer Science. Physics
2-year M. Sc.(Applied Physics) B.Sc. Degree (3-year) with Physics as Honours/ Major / Main/ Equivalent subject, Mathematics as a subsidiary subject, and another subsidiary subject from Chemistry, Geology, Statistics, Electronics, Computer Science, Economics and Geography. Physics
2-year M. Sc.(Chemistry) B.Sc. Degree (3-year) with Chemistry as Honours/ Major / Main/ Equivalent subject, Mathematics as a subsidiary subject, and another subsidiary from Physics, Statistics, Electronics and Computer Science. Chemistry
2-year M. Sc.(Mathematics & Computing ) B.Sc. Degree (3-year) with Mathematics as Honours / Major/ Main/ Equivalent subject and two subsidiary subjects from Physics, Chemistry, Geology, Statistics, Electronics and Computer Science. Mathematics

Note: In all the above courses, 4-yr B. Sc. B. Ed. Degree applicants are also eligible provided they also satisfy the above requirements. The term ‘Equivalent’ means a subject having higher weightage than other two subsidiary subjects.

The question paper will contain both short and descriptive type questions from the relevant subject of Entrance Examination. The medium of examination is English.

Applicants appearing in qualifying examination by June 2013 are also eligible to apply. If selected, their admission will be provisional and will stand cancel unless results are submitted to Deputy Registrar (Exam & Academic), I.S.M., Dhanbad-826004 on or before 30th September 2013.

Applicant, born on or after October 1, 1989, is eligible for admission. Age limit for SC/ ST/ PD applicant is relaxed by 5 years and that of OBC applicants is relaxed by 3 years.


(i) 15% seats are reserved for Scheduled Caste applicants, 7.5% for Scheduled Tribe applicants, 27% for OBC (non- creamy layer ) applicants and 3% for PD (Physically Disabled) applicants as per the directives of the Government of India.

(ii) One seat each for (i) J&K migrants (JK), (ii) wards of defence personnel (DP), (iii) Parsi (PS) applicants is reserved in various M.Sc./M.Sc. Tech courses and any other reservations as per Govt. of India rules.

(iii) Authorities competent to issue caste certificate of SC/ ST/ OBC (non-creamy layer) status include:

  •  District Magistrate / Additional District magistrate / Collector / Deputy Commissioner / Additional Deputy Commissioner / Deputy Collector / First Class Stipendiary Magistrate / Sub-Divisional Magistrate / Taluka Magistrate / Executive Magistrate / Extra Assistant Commissioner (not below the rank of First Class Stipendiary Magistrate);
  •  Chief Presidency Magistrate / Additional Chief Presidency Magistrate / Presidency Magistrate;
  •  Revenue Officer not below the rank of Tehsildar; and
  •  Sub-Divisional Officer of the area where the applicant and / or his / her family normally resides.
  • [G.I. Dept. of Per. & Trg., Lr. No. 36012/22/93-Estt. (SCT), dated 15. 11. 1993].

(iv) The OBC certificate should also indicate that he/she does not belong to the persons / sections (creamy layer) mentioned in the column 3 of the Schedule to the GOI, Department of Personnel & Training O. M. No. 36012/22/93-Estt.(SCT) dated 08/09/2003 which is modified vide O.M. No. 36033/3/2004 Estt. (Res) dated 09/03/2004 and O.M.No.36033/3/2008 Estt.(Res) dated 14/10/2008.

OBC Applicants should attach an attested photocopy of valid and recent OBC (Non Creamy Layer) certificate in Govt. of India format only from competent authority which should not be older than six months from the last date of submission (8th April 2013) of applications. Otherwise the applicant will not get the benefit of OBC-NCL category.


Applicant must be medically fit as per I.S.M. rules given in PART V of Information Bulletin and submit a medical fitness certificate in the format attached with Information Bulletin at the time of admission. Besides, he/she will also undergo medical examination arranged by I.S.M. at the time of admission.

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