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.
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|
Study Material / Resources for IISER Admission
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|
|Himachal Pradesh||79.7||Jammu Kashmir||84.4|
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|
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:
Official Website: www.iiseradmission.in.