Exam Date: 27 Jun, 2021
The world that we live in makes important arguments, decisions and opinions based on the statistical numbers they receive. Statements are beginning to be considered as factual only if they have sufficient numbers to prove so. Hence there is an emerging need for statisticians. Moreover, there is a demand for dependable and reliable sources of data.
Statistics is a branch in mathematics that deals with collection, analysis and interpretation of data. The knowledge of statistics is applied in the fields of marketing, psychology, scientific research, economics, sociology, social sciences, public health and many others.
Statisticians are employed in various fields ranging from advertising, medicine, sports, social workers, corporate companies, banks, politicians to scientific research.
A course in statistics includes analysis, probability theory, learning statistical methods and database management systems. The main objectives of a statistician would be to procure data that is useful for various fields to be able to make predictions based on the obtained data.
The candidates need to have completed 12th with at least 50% in all subjects from a recognised school; the cut off mark would differ in respect to different colleges.
The student must complete 12th with Mathematics as a core subject.
Completion of Bachelors in Statistics or Mathematics or Mathematics with Computer Applications along with Statistics is mandatory
One cannot pursue a degree in statistics from any other field.
The minimum aggregate score of 50-60% at the level of graduation is required for admission into this program.
The cut off varies from each college.
To get into universities, students must write an entrance exam that would be conducted by the respective colleges. The most popular entrance exams have been mentioned below; there is no national exam for statistics in particular.
They are conducted by the respective prestigious institutions. Other colleges would have their entrance exams; these are the most sought-after entrance tests for the course.
BHU UET: It is an undergraduate entrance test at Banaras Hindu University.
IISER IAT: is conducted by Indian Institutes of Science Education and Research.
DSAT: It is conducted by Dayanand Sagar University for admission into various UG and PG courses.
SUAT: This is the entrance exam conducted by Sharda University for both UG and PG.
JNU Entrance Exam: It is conducted by Jawaharlal Nehru University for admission into the Master’s in Statistics program.
ISI Entrance Exam: It is conducted by ISI Calcutta to enroll students into their statistics course.
There is a lot of scope in the subject. The knowledge of statistics is useful in every field. Hence, specializations also have a wide scope. Being of use to varied fields, the scope for a career in statistics is huge.
The government sector is the largest employer in this field. You could be a part of the administrative services, economic services, and policy making fields, the statistical organizations and planning commissions.
Statistics have come to the spotlight ever since the pandemic broke out, we see how data and numbers are used every day to bring out policies and manage the entire nation. We see how crucial statistics has become for the entire world. Incorrect data collection, analysis and management could cause the entire nation and world to collapse, that’s how important statistics has become in the present world.
Having a career in statistics outside India is more advantageous. Mainly because research is one of the main job profiles in this field, research in India is still in the developing phase, and the payment scales do not complement the workload. Moreover, the job profiles are of a wider range and the employees have a higher pay scale.
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The course teaches a lot of subjects, some of them are mentioned below:
· Probability and Statistical methods
· Applied statistics
· Real Analysis
· Survey Sampling
· Numerical Analysis
· Computer Programming in C
· Linear models
· Design of experiments
The knowledge of statistics is applied in the fields of marketing, psychology, scientific research, economics, sociology, social sciences, public health and many others. Statisticians are employed in various fields ranging from advertising, medicine, sports, social workers, corporate companies, banks, politicians to scientific research.
As mentioned above since Statistics is used in every field, it is easy to find jobs in any profile. It is important to complete your education from a recognized institution, as it will favour your employment.
With the ever-growing demand for statistical proof and analysis where qualitative and quantitative data both are imperative, the recruitment of statisticians thus has been seeing new growth.
As there is a dependency on numbers, the job is growing in demand. Companies all over the world across a wide variety of industries have been going through what people are calling a digital transformation.
Businesses are taking traditional business processes and using digital technologies to make them easier and efficient.
Statistics has become an integral part of those transformations. Instead of making decisions based on assumptions, and poor surveys they’re analysing large amounts of real data to base their decisions on real, data-driven facts.
Statisticians work with formulas and data to help solve problems in the industry, academia, and government.
They analyse data and apply mathematical and statistical techniques to help solve real-world problems.
Work with clients and other project team members to scope projects and write proposals describing how you would tackle a client problem
You could become a professor and teach at various colleges and universities.
Risk analysts examine a firm's investment portfolios, including overseas investments, and analyse the risk.
They use their analytical skills to project potential losses and make recommendations to limit risk.
The data analyst is responsible for the organization's data. The data provided by them is given to various stakeholders, who can then make decisions based on the data provided to them.
Business analysts use data analytics to assess, process, determine requirements. They then use this data to make important decisions.
Mathematicians use mathematical knowledge to solve real world problems.
They identify the data-analytics problems that offer the greatest opportunities to the organization and determine the correct data sets and variables.
Tata Consultancy Services Innovation labs
Blue Ocean Marketing
Indian Market Research Bureau
Salaries in this field are usually less for freshers. They increase according to the experience and educational qualifications.
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Some of the basic skill sets required are mentioned below:
Mathematical skills - The whole field revolves around mathematics. Thus prior knowledge and practice is recommended.
Logical reasoning - One must develop their logical reasoning as it helps you reason through important decisions and solve problems.
Statistical knowledge - As a student or aspirant in this field, it is a prerequisite that you have great knowledge about statistical models.
Ability to think on their feet - Text-book knowledge is insufficient in this field. One must be quick and should be able to think fast.
Communication skills - Communication skills are very important. You need to be good at making conversations.
Extreme analytical skills - Being a statistician requires you to have an analytical eye with your data.
Besides that, one must have an impeccable hold on their written and oral skills and should have the ability to solve problems efficiently, and should have the skill to convert data to layman terms.
The course involves collection and analysis of data. Conducting surveys and accessing data. Applying mathematical and statistical knowledge to solve practical problems and interpret and present the data.
Through this course, students will be able to understand, learn and use knowledge of statistics and mathematics for a successful career in risk assessment and management.
Both are equally helpful, but the B.sc degree is more flexible. Even during recruiting B.sc degree is preferred in comparison to B.A. That does not imply that B. A is not a good degree, But B.sc offers a lot more exposure and variety in terms of job profiles.
This is a wrong notion. Statistics field employs people into different job profiles; you can work in any required field of your choice. You could work with social sciences, you can get into the advertising field, you can teach. The opportunities are never-ending.
The entrance exams are the only way to get into the colleges. All Colleges will ask for your marks, and if you have the required marks you are allowed to write the entrance exams. The entrance exams vary from college to college, but the main syllabus remains the same.
Unfortunately, that is not possible. Having a background in mathematics is extremely important. Without prior knowledge, it will be extremely difficult to get through the course. Hence you must have a background in Mathematics.
Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata
St. Stephen’s College, Delhi
St, Xavier’s, Mumbai
St. Xavier’s, Kolkata
Hans raj College, Delhi
Hindu College, Delhi
Lady Shri Ram College, Delhi
Rajas College, Delhi
Kirori Mal College, Delhi
Indian Institute of Technology, Varanasi
Madras Christian College, Chennai
Loyola College, Chennai
University of California
Georgia Institute of Technology
Massachusetts Institute of technology
University of Cambridge
University of Oxford
Like Mathematics, Statistics is everywhere. Everything we do requires numbers and data. The whole world functions on data. Accurate data collection, analysis and interpretation are essential for public policy planning. Be it science, Commerce or Humanity fields, statistics is essential for learning of the subjects.
We see a rising need for accurate and reliable data. The present world functions on these numbers. Be it the efficiency of a leader, or a machine or a vaccine, every single thing is assessed with the help of statistics.
Hence, we need a lot more people in these fields, it is one of the emerging and most crucial careers of all times.
As long as you have a keen interest with numbers, this job would be perfectly suitable. This is one of those careers that will not be monotonous. As time and place and situations change, the complexity of the data changes.
Moreover, it always keeps you on your feet and makes your brain work. This will keep you interested in the job. It’s more like solving puzzles and brain teasers; they will keep you hooked on forever.
It’s as simple as this; the world will not function without statisticians. For any field to operate, you need the required data and research, which is provided by the statisticians. If you want to choose a career that will never go extinct, this is your choice. Even as other careers change, evolve and some reach the verge of extinction, this career of playing with numbers will never fade away.
Most colleges that offer BSc statistics in Kerala do not require you to appear in an entrance examination however prestigious institutes like IISER do conduct entrance exams.
For merit based entry candidate should have passed (10+2) or High School Senior Secondary exam by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) or any equivalent exam conducted by any State Board or Equivalent. He/She should have secured a minimum 50% Aggregate with English as a subject. All SC/ST candidates have a relaxation of 5% in the minimum aggregate.(45% aggregate)
Hope this helps and Good luck
Job profiles after MSc Statistics:
After studying statistics, you can also apply for the Civil Services, Indian Statistical Services & Indian Economic Services exams.
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Seeing your past academic records I believe you should score as high as possible in your CAT exam so that some low scores in your academic will be covered up a but.
With just five months left for the exam I think you should be completely focusing on your CAT exam as the main things is to secure a call and if you can't be able to score high percentile in your CAT exam chances of getting an interview call will be very low.
I think a percentile above 98+ should be safe enough to secure you a call.
Hope that helps.
All the best.
The entrance exam of Hyderabad University for M.Sc. in statistics programme conducted through a written test. The written test includes only objective type questions. Candidates must have a good knowledge of B.Sc. level general Chemistry and basic mathematics to qualify the entrance exam. The question paper is divided into two parts: Part A carries 25 marks and Part B carries 75 marks. There is negative marking for each wrong answers by the candidates.
Check out the previous year paper of entrance test to know more details regarding this at http://igmlnet.uohyd.ac.in:8000/question-papers.htm
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