Chennai Mathematical Institute(CMI) B.Sc. Admission 2019 | Eligibility, Question Paper,Fees

Published by Successcurve Team on

Chennai Mathematical Institute is a centre of excellence for teaching and research in the mathematical sciences. Founded in 1989 as part of the SPIC Science Foundation, it has been an autonomous institute since 1996.

CMI offers the following six-semester courses leading to BSc (Honours) degrees.

The BSc (Honours) Mathematics and Computer Science curriculum covers basic and advanced undergraduate courses in Mathematics. The programme also includes a number of courses on fundamental topics in Computer Science, including the design and analysis of algorithms, programming languages and computability theory. The courses are taught by active researchers in mathematics and computer science who draw on their professional expertise to offer new insights into the subject material.

The BSc (Honours) Mathematics and Physics programme has the same core content in Mathematics as the BSc (Honours) Mathematics and Computer Science programme. The Computer Science component of the BSc (Honours) Mathematics and Computer Science is substituted by an equivalent number of Physics courses in classical mechanics, electrodynamics, thermodynamics, optics and quantum mechanics.

Admission will be made to the following programmes in 2019-20.

Note: There is a common entrance examination for both the B.Sc. (Hons.) programmes. You need not select your course at the time of applying. The choice can be made after admission.

Eligibility for Admission

  • B.Sc. (Hons.) Mathematics and Computer Science:    12th standard or equivalent.
  • B.Sc. (Hons.) Mathematics and Physics:    12th standard or equivalent.
  • M.Sc. in Mathematics:    Undergraduate degree (BA, BSc, BE, BTech, …) with a strong background in mathematics.
  • M.Sc. in Computer Science:    Undergraduate degree (BA, BSc, BE, BTech, …) with a strong background in computer science.
  • M.Sc. in Data Science:    Undergraduate degree (BA, BSc, BE, BTech, …) with a background in mathematics/statistics/computer science.
  • Ph.D. in Mathematics:    B.E./B.Tech/B.Sc.(Math)/M.Sc.(Math).
  • Ph.D. in Computer Science:    B.E/B.Tech/M.Sc.(C.S.)/M.C.A.
  • Ph.D. in Physics:    B.E./B.Tech/B.Sc.(Physics)/M.Sc.(Physics).

Entrance Exam Syllabus and Past Papers

BSc (Hons) Mathematics and PhysicsThe entrance examination is the same as BSc (Hons) Mathematics and Computer Science and will test aptitude for Mathematics at the 12th standard level. For the syllabus and sample question papers, follow the links under BSc (Hons) Mathematics and Computer Science. 

BSc (Hons) Mathematics and Computer Science 

[2010 question paper] 

[2011 question paper]

 [2012 question paper]       [2012 solutions]

 [2013 question paper]       [2013 solutions]   

[2014 question paper]        [2014 solutions]    

[2015 question paper]        [2015 solutions]

 [2016 question paper]       [2016 solutions]

 [2017 question paper]       [2017 solutions]

 [2018 question paper]      [2018 solutions]

The entrance examination is a test of aptitude for Mathematics at the 12th standard level, featuring both objective questions and problems drawn mostly from the following topics: arithmetic, algebra, geometry, trigonometry, and calculus.

Fees and scholarships

The tuition fee is Rs 1,00,000/- per semester (two semesters in a year). A substantial number of scholarships will be available, consisting of a full waiver of the tuition fees. The number of scholarships will be roughly equal to the number of students admitted in recent BSc batches. In addition, a limited number of fellowships will be available, with a monthly allowance of Rs. 5,000. The eligibility of a student to receive scholarships and fellowships will be reviewed every semester and will depend on satisfactory academic performance.

Admission procedure

Admission to both BSc programmes at CMI is through an entrance examination that is administered at centres across the country in the middle of May. Admission forms are normally distributed in early March: look for advertisements and announcements on the Admissions webpage. Students with exceptionally good performance in the National Science Olympiads may be exempted from writing the entrance examination at the discretion of the Admissions Committee.

In the initial years, the degrees were awarded by the Madhya Pradesh Bhoj (Open) University (MPBOU), Bhopal. In December 2006, CMI was recognized as a university under Section 3 of the UGC Act 1956. CMI now awards BSc degrees directly.


CMI’s programme is fully residential. All students are accommodated in the hostel on campus. The Institute has a regular transportation arrangement for students to visit the city for shopping and other activities.

For more information, please write to

Official Website:-


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *