IISER Admission 2014

IISER Admission will be done on the basis of KVPY, JEE Advanced, and SCB. Indian Institute of Science Education and Research offers admission in 5 years Degree Programme of BS-MS. While JEE Advanced and KVPY are a national level examination, SCB is the only stream through which candidates get admission on the basis of entrance test conducted by IISER. In all, there will be around 1285 seats in the all the campuses of IISER.

Candidates planning to participate in IISER Admission are advised to first check the eligibility criteria and then register. The application form for admission through each stream will be released separately. So the candidates will have to keep track of this page to know all the latest updates. The candidates can check the details regarding the application process, eligibility criteria, selection process, exam pattern, admit card, result and counseling process on this page.

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IISER Admission

IISER was established by Government of India and is aimed at being the IITs of basic science. In all, there are 7 IISERs in India and these are in – Kolkata, Pune, Mohali, Bhopal, Thiruvananthapuram, Tirupati, and Berhampur. The candidates can check the important dates related to IISER Admission from the table given below.

Events IISER Admission Through KVPY IISER Admission Through JEE Advanced IISER Admission Through SCB
IISER Exam Date 2018          _          _ 24 Jun 2018
IISER Exam Date 2019        _           _ 04th week of June 2019
IISER Exam Date 2020        _           _ 04th week of June 2020
Students entering through KVPY Channel will be eligible for the KVPY Scholarship as per norms. A limited number of inspired scholarships of Rs. 5000/- will be available for the candidates admitted through JEE and SCB channels as per the department of science and technology, Government of India norms, subjected to continued good academic performance.

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IISER Eligibility Criteria

To get admission in IISER, the candidates will have to fulfill the eligibility criteria of these three exams.

JEE Advanced: Student securing at least 60% marks in class XII board exams and securing a place in JEE Advanced rank list for admission to IIT’s. Additional cut-off criteria may be applicable.

KVPY: The candidates who will have a valid KVPY fellowship commencing from the 2018-19 academic session will be eligible for IISER admission. For the admission, the additional cut-off may be applicable.

SCB: The eligibility criteria for SCB is given below.

  • The candidates who have passed 12th with Science stream.
  • Candidates who will appear and qualify in the ISER Aptitude Test.
  • Additional cut-off criteria may be applicable.
  • The candidates should have the marks according to the cut-off given below.
Name of Board Cut-off percentage Name of Board Cut-off percentage
AMU Board 81.4 Andhra Pradesh 95.4
Assam 74.5 Bihar 71.0
CBSE 90.0 CISCE (ISC) 92.9
Chattisgarh 76.6 Goa 83.3
Gujarat 65.9 Haryana 86.3
Himachal Pradesh 79.7 Jammu Kashmir 84.4
Jharkhand 57.3 Karnataka 87.5
Kerala 93.3 Madhya Pradesh 82.0
Maharashtra 77.9 Manipur 77.6
Meghalaya 68.3 Mizoram 67.4
Nagaland 66.5 Orissa 71.6
Punjab 80.7 Rajasthan 78.7
Tamil Nadu 95.2 Telangana 97.3
Tripura 68.2 Uttar Pradesh 74.2
Uttarakhand 67.9 West Bengal 78.9
Visva-Bharati 83.1

IISER SCB Exam Pattern

The candidates can check the exam pattern of IISER SCB aptitude test below.

  • The SCB Aptitude Test will be a multiple choice paper.
  • The test will include four subjects, Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics with the equal weightage.
  • There will be total 15 questions in each subject.
  • The total number of questions will be 60.
  • The time duration of the questions will be 180 minutes.
  • 3 marks will be given to every correct answer.
  • There will be negative marking of 1 mark on each wrong answer.
  • If the candidate will not attempt any question then there will be no penalty.

The exam pattern can be seen in the table form given below.

Subjects Number of Questions Time-Duration
Biology 15 45
Chemistry 15 45
Physics 15 45
Mathematics 15 45
Total 60 180

IISER Counseling

The candidates who will get minimum qualifying marks in SCB will be able to appear in the counseling process. The candidates will get the seats in IISER Institutes according to their score in SCB. The candidates will have to appear for the counseling to get admission in IISER.

IISER Selection Process

IISER allows admission on the basis entrance examination, as well as, national level examinations. The mediums for admission have been explained below:

  • Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana (KVPY)
  • Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Advanced
  • State and Central Boards Channel (SCB)

KVPY – It is an online aptitude test conducted by IISc Bangalore. It encourages the students towards the research in Science field. According to the score of the candidate in KVPY exam, the students will get selected for IISER Admission.

JEE Advanced – JEE Advance is the computer-based exam through which the candidates get admission in the undergraduate engineering courses, offered by IITs. On the basis of the score of JEE Advance, the candidates get selected for IISER admission.

SCB – The candidates who have passed class 12 will be able to apply for SCB. It is an aptitude test conducted by IISER. To get the admission on IISER, the candidates will have to score minimum qualifying marks in SCB.

IISER Syllabus for SCB

The candidates can check the syllabus for SCB from the image below.

IISER Admission Seat Matrix

The combined total number of seats available in all IISERs for BS-MS degree programme is 1300. The number of seats available in each IISER is as follows:

IISER Intake Capacity
Berhampur 100
Bhopal 250
Kolkata 200
Mohali 200
Pune 200
Thiruvananthapuram 200
Tirupati 150
Total 1300

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  1. A student with Physics , chemistry and Maths (No biology) for +2 course. Can he be eligible for IISER admission or attending entrance exam

  2. I want to know……if biology takes a lead role in cracking iiser? This is my 4th subject and i have a little interest in it……so that’s a qura from me.

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