Chennai Mathematical Institute(India) entrance exam

In summary, the conversation discusses the difficulty level of the CMI entrance exam and whether it is tougher than IIT JEE. The speaker, who is in 11th grade and interested in pursuing BSc Physics at the undergraduate level, asks if having a strong foundation in basic physics concepts is enough to pass the exam or if rigorous preparation, similar to that for IIT JEE, is required. The speaker also inquires about other colleges that offer undergraduate physics courses with an emphasis on theoretical physics. The other participant advises the speaker to prepare for the exam by studying specific physics books and also mentions that IISc is a more research-oriented option for undergraduate studies.
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What is the difficulty level of the CMI entrance exam?Is it tougher than IIT JEE?I am in std. 11 and I want to take up BSc Physics at UG level.Can one get through the exam by having a grip over the basic concepts of physics or does it require rigorous preparation like the IIT JEE(joining coaching centres that turn students into problem solving machines but don't impart any real knowledge)?Besides CMI are there any other colleges that offer UG physics courses with an emphasis on theoritical physics?
 
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I can't compare it with IIT JEE, but surely you can't ace it with just 11st & 12th standard level physics. Buy those books, Advanced Level Physics by Michael Nelkon and Philip Parker, Fundamentals of Physics by D. Halliday, R. Resnick and J.Walker, 3000 Solved Problems in Physics (Schaum’s Solved Problems Series) by Alvin Halpern & Problems in General Physics by I. E. Irodov and start preparing asap.

You might want to look at this thread: https://www.physicsforums.com/showthread.php?t=457141. Good luck.
 
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Thankyou.
 
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Please help.

I have applied to CMI for B.Sc Physics and will be appearing for the entrance exam this summer. I saw that it is a Math-only examination. It would be very helpful if anyone can tell me

1. The approx. number of students appearing for the exam and approx. student intake.
2. The toughness of the exam.
 
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Sorry man. cmi chennai Entrance paper is full of Mathematics questions there is no space for Physics.[contact them through email/Web. they will give you the required syllabus].
you can also download old papers from cmi web, have a look on them.

P.S. IISc is more Research oriented than cmi in India and IISc takes admission through JEE & KVPY.
 

1. What is the eligibility criteria for the Chennai Mathematical Institute entrance exam?

The eligibility criteria for the CMI entrance exam is a minimum of 60% marks in Mathematics in class 12th or equivalent. Candidates from SC/ST category are eligible with a minimum of 55% marks in Mathematics. There is no age limit for appearing in the exam.

2. What is the exam pattern for the Chennai Mathematical Institute entrance exam?

The CMI entrance exam consists of two parts – Part A and Part B. Part A is a multiple choice question section with questions from Mathematics and Computer Science. Part B is a descriptive question section with questions from Mathematics. The exam is conducted for a total of 180 marks with a duration of 3 hours.

3. Is there any negative marking in the Chennai Mathematical Institute entrance exam?

Yes, there is negative marking in the multiple choice question section (Part A) of the CMI entrance exam. For every incorrect answer, 1/3rd of the marks allotted to that question will be deducted.

4. Can international students apply for the Chennai Mathematical Institute entrance exam?

Yes, international students can apply for the CMI entrance exam. However, they are required to send their transcripts and other documents for evaluation to the institute. They also need to provide proof of proficiency in English language.

5. What is the selection process for the Chennai Mathematical Institute entrance exam?

The selection process for the CMI entrance exam includes a written test and an interview. Candidates who qualify the written test will be called for an interview. The final selection will be based on the combined performance in the written test and the interview.

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