Selection criteria and personal skills for selection into statistics course at DU.

I want to apply in a DU college for a course in statistics. Can you please tell me the selection criteria and what are the personal skills that I should be equipped with?

If you wish to apply for an Undergraduate course in Statistics then you should have passed XII or an equivalent examination securing a minimum of 50% mark in the aggregate in the subjects Physics, Maths plus any one of the following: Chemistry, Statistics, and Computer Science. Now moving on to admission in Post Graduate i.e. for doing M.Sc. courses you must have passed B.Sc. or B.A., with Mathematics or Statistics as one of the primary subjects, or have passed B.Sc. in Computer Science with the minimum of 50% marks in aggregate. If you meet the above criteria then only you are eligible to get selected in the Post Graduation Programme. There are various universities and institutes that conduct specific entrance tests to measure the ability and skills of the aspirants that have applied in their respective universities. This eligibility criterion is a very general one, so you should check with the university or institute regarding the criteria and procedure before applying.

As a statistician you must have good reasoning ability, persistence and the ability to apply principles to the new types of problems. You should have a strong mathematical hold as well as logical reasoning. Flexible, curious and a disciplined mind are a trait of a successful statistician. It is very important to be familiar with the new technology, especially computers as the use of computers in this field is enormous. Besides these important aspects you should also have intellectual creativity, patience and persistence, attention to detail, problem-solving skills, logic, and ability to take decisions independently. Apart from all these personal skills the most important thing that is required is interest in that particular field and the will to make it big as a career.

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