Examination in both Part I and II will be held in the month of November every year on all India basis, in Kolkata, Chennai, Mumbai and Delhi on the basis of enrolment. Announcement of the dates and programme of the Examinations will be made sufficiently in advance. The dates are subject to change to meet exigencies, but will be duly intimated. The candidate intending to appear in November in a particular year should complete the formalities for registration and examination latest by 31 July of the year in which the candidate opts to appear at the examination. The list of reference books is available in the prospectus under "Syllabus" in the "Course Structure". A candidate may also pay all the fees and submit the forms at the same time together.

The Operational Research is a quantitative technique used to formulate management decisions wherever the necessity to optimize the utilization of resources vis-a -vis the return is crucial. Operational Research has wide applications in almost all fields of human endeavours i.e., industry, public utilities, social service, banking, health, agriculture and the likes. The modern management courses invariably include the basics of Operational Research. To provide an opportunity to students, academics as well as professionals to equip themselves with the knowledge of Operational Research, the Society is conducting a course on Operational Research which is recognized by the Ministry of Human Resources, Government of India.



  1. A candidate can appear in as many new subjects as he/she may choose in Part I at any examination.
  2. A candidate can appear only at Part-I subjects at the beginning. After qualifying in any three subjects in Part I, a candidate can appear in Part II subjects in the next year with the limitation that he/she will be allowed to appear in three new Part II subjects at a time. The latter limitation will cease after two years of his/her registration for the examination.
  3. There will be no limit to the number of back subjects in which one can appear in any examination in any part.
  4. A candidate who fails to clear both Part I and II in three years after registration, will have to register afresh, with all formalities and fees.
  5. The diploma conferred on completion of the two parts, is recognized by the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India.
  6. A candidate is required to enroll as Student or Annual or Life member of the Society. Membership and registration has to be continued to appear at the examination. The membership application form is available under "Join Us" menu. 


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The course is a two years course comprising Part I and Part II. Each part comprises six subjects. All subjects in Part – I are compulsory except 'Qualifying Mathematics', in which a candidate is required to appear if he / she has obtained the bachelor degree, other than engineering, without successfully studying Mathematics as one of the subjects.

The list of subjects included in two parts is indicated below.

Part I

  1. Mathematics
  2. Statistics
  3. Economics
  4. Industrial Engineering & Computer Programming
  5. Cost Accountancy
  6. Introduction to Operational Research
  7. Qualifying Mathematics


Part II

Compulsory subjects:

  1. Linear and Non Linear Programming
  2. Inventory Theory
  3. Queuing Theory Reliability & Simulation
  4. Network Analysis, Investment & Replacement Theory

Electives (any two of the following):

  • Advanced Mathematics and Statistics
  • Operational Research in Marketing
  • Theory of Games & Statistical Decision Theory
  • Dynamic Programming
  • Control Process
  • Cybernetics
  • Econometrics


Please Note:

1. Entry qualification is Bachelor degree from a recognised university.

2. Fees:
i) Membership fees depending on the type of membership chosen
ii) Registration fees Rs.1,000/- valid for three years.
iii) Exam fees Rs.500/- per subject per exam

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