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Statistics optional for non statistical background aspirant

Hello All,

I am planning to take statistics optional for mains.
I am from BE background and have good knowledge on mathematics.
I need Statistics in current working role as Data Engineer /Data Science.

Please guide me if its feasible to take it as optional.


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  • @katty007 Having interest in stats is one thing and memorizing proofs of theorems and reading many boring (but important topics) is another. It took me more than 1 year to gather all the materials, and devise a strategy. Also, there is no guidance and no test series, etc.

    I would recommend you to take 1 week to go through previous 30 years papers of stats, tally them with the syllabus and our present understanding. If you have fairly advanced understanding of stats including multivariate analysis, design of analysis, non parametric hypothesis testing and queuing models then only take stats as optional if you are targeting cse 2017.

    So research for some time. Watch some video lectures on NPTEL and contact me after mains (9th dec), I'll tell you more in detail.
    Attempt # 2 | Statistics optional | RBI Grade B Officer
  • thanks bhai ...

    I was curious about this subject as it will help me in Data Science also as i am working professional.
    what the success ratio for this subject. I guess hardly anyone takes this as optional.
  • Hi, I am also from BE, having good knowledge about Maths and opting for Stats.
    I am kind of prepared for Stats - paper 1, but not finding good resources for paper 2. @naveenkr12 Can you share any useful info on this. @naveenkr12 , please reply only after your mains and all the best.
  • Hi Folks,

    How was the paper. Can someone please help me with good resources for Stats paper 2. Also it would be really helpful if someone can post paper of this year.
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