IISER Admission 2016IISER Admission 2017 will be done on the basis of JEE Advanced, KVPY, and SCB. The candidates will be first required to register and then carry forward with the admission process. In all, there are seven IISER in India and the selection process for each of it is the same. The Institute offer 5 year BS-MS Degree Programme and the admission is only granted to eligible candidates. Check more details on IISER Admission 2017 from this page.

Latest: – SCB Final Round Allotment has been published. Check it through the link provided below. 


Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER), as the name suggests are dedicated to science research. Considered among top institute in India, IISER have among the institute of national importance. The institutes were established by Government of India and are aimed at being the IITs of basic science. These are autonomous institutes, which award the degree on its own.

There are total 7 IISER and these are:

  • IISER Kolkata (2006)
  • IISER Pune  (2006)
  • IISER Mohali (2007)
  • IISER Bhopal (2008)
  • IISER Thiruvananthapuram (2008)
  • IISER Tirupati (2015)
  • IISER Berhampur (2016)

Note: Very soon there will be an IISER in Nagaland as well. The establishment of the new branch was introduced in 2015-16 budget. However, the possibility of it is debased by the fact that Nagaland government is more eager to have School of Planning and Architecture.

Important Dates

The candidates may keep track of all the events of IISER Admission 2017 from the table below:

Particulars KVPY JEE Advanced SCB
Online Registration Begins May 24, 2107 June 19, 2017 May 26, 2017
Last Date to Register June 05, 2017 July 10, 2017 June 18, 2017
IISER Aptitude Test June 25, 2017
Result/Merit List July 04, 2017
Seat Allocation June 15, 2017 13 Jul 2017 July 05, 2017
Semester Begins From Late July or Early August 2017

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Study Material / Resources for IISER Admission 2017

IISER Aptiitude Test Answer Key 2017

The candidates who appeared in IISER Aptitude Test 2017 can check answer keys.

Allotment – JEE

The following candidates from JEE channel have been allotted seats in IISER in the second round (final float round for JEE channel). Please download your new offer letter by logging into the application portal.

Allotment – SCB

The following candidates have been allocated a seat or floated in the SCB final round. Please log in to the application portal to download your offer letter. If you have not paid the Seat Acceptance Fee (SAF), the offer can be accepted by paying Seat Acceptance Fee (SAF) by 5 p.m. (17:00 hrs) on July 31st, 2017.

Allotment – KVPY

The candidates with the having application numbers in the final allotment have been floated to an IISER of their higher preference. Please download your new offer letter from the application portal.

The following students have been allotted seats in the first round of KVPY channel. Please log into the application portal to download your offer letter. As mentioned in the offer letter, you will have to pay the Seat Acceptance Fee (through the link given in the application portal) before the offer expires (5:00 pm. on June 22, 2017).

Selection Process

What sets the institutes apart from the rest is that they do not granted admission only on the basis of an entrance exam. Instead, consider multiple mediums to find the finest brain with inclination toward science research.

The medium of selection are as below:

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

KVPY – is a fellowship, which is awarded by IISc Bangalore to class XI, XII and Graduation 1st year students. It is granted to them.

JEE Advanced – is national level exam, which is conducted by IITs for admission in the institute. The candidates are first required to qualify JEE Main and only then they may appear for the Advanced paper.

SCB – Candidates, who have passed class 12th in 2016 and 2017 may apply for the entrance test of IISER.

Application Process

The application form for all of these mediums will be released online. The candidates will be able to access it from the link above, on the dates mentioned in the table above. The candidates will be allowed to apply through more than one medium. However, they will be required to submit separate form and fee for each medium.

The Application fee is non-refundable:

  • Rs 2000 – for General and OBC-NCL candidates.
  • Rs. 1000 – for SC/ST/PwD/Kashmiri Migrants.

Candidates should note that there is no other medium to submit the application fee but through online payment gateway.

Details About Various Channels of IISER

Out of the total seats, 50% will be filled through KVPY and JEE Advanced 2017. However, the remaining 50% will be filled on the basis of SCB medium. Even the seats vacant under KVPY and JEE Advanced will be changed to SCB seats

The details about IISER Admission 2017 via these mediums is as below:

IISER Admission Through KVPY

Under this medium, those KVPY qualifiers may apply who possed valid fellowship. The KVPY 2016 has ended just now and the candidates must have been awarded a fellowship through it or before that. However, it should be ensured that the fellowship must be valid as per the norms of conducting body, IISc.

IISER 2017 Admission Through JEE Advanced

The score of JEE Advanced 2017 will only be considered for the admission. The 2017 Advanced exam has been held on May 21, 2017. The Result of JEE Advanced 2017 will be available on June 11, 2017. Only the JEE Advanced 2017 qualified candidates will allowed to participate in the admission process.

IISER Admission 2017 Through SCB

SCB is actually entrance test for the admission. Through this medium, the candidates can only apply if:

  • Candidates have qualified 10+2, in 2016 or 2017.
  • The 10+2 qualifiers will also have to fulfil the below mentioned cutoff criteria as well.

The cutoff for IISER Admission 2017 is as below:

  • The cutoff for the SC/ST/Kashmiri Migrants is 55%, in all the Boards.
  • However, the cutoff for the General category candidates is as below. However, it should be noted that PwD and OBC candidates are entitled to 5% relaxation.
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 2017 SCB Exam Pattern – The pattern of the exam is as below:

  • The exam will be of 180 minutes.
  • It will have 60 Multiple Choice Questions.
  • The question paper will be divided into four sections of  Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics.
  • The weightage of section will be the same.
  • Each correct answer will carry 3 marks.
  • For marking wrong answers, negative marking of 1 mark will be done.

Syllabus for SCB – The candidates can check the complete syllabus of SCB from here.

IISER Admission 2017 Seat Matrix

There are 1285 seats in seven IISER and the matrix of these are as below:

IISER Intake Capacity
Berhampur 100
Bhopal 260
Kolkata 200
Mohali 200
Pune 200
Thiruvananthapuram 200
Tirupati 125
Total 1285

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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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