IACS Admission 2021: Application Form, Eligibility Criteria


IACS Admission 2021 is organised by Indian Association of Cultivation of Science(IACS) to offer admission into various courses like Master’s and Integrated Masters-PhD Program in the Schools of Chemical Sciences, Physical Sciences, Materials Science,s Mathematical and Computational Sciences. Candidates may read the whole article for complete details regarding the IACS Admission 2021 like eligibility criteria, selection process, dates, etc.

IACS Admission 2021 Important Dates


The important dates of the IACS Admission exam are given in the table below:

Events Dates (Tentative)
Available on Application Form May 2021
Last Date for Application Form July 2021
Issue of Admit Card To be Announced
Online Written Test (UPST/MPST) To be Announced
Result of the Online Written Test (UPST/MPST) To be Announced
Interview for Int. BS-MS Admission To be Announced
Interview for MS/ Int. MS-Ph.D Admission To be Announced
Final admission results To be Announced
Admission of the candidates in the 2nd List To be Announced
Admission To be Announced
Orientation Program To be Announced
Commencement of classes for all the UG and PG courses To be Announced

IACS Admission 2021 Application Form

The details regarding the application form are given below:

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  • IACS Application form will be available in online mode.
  • Also, The application form was released on the official website.
  • Candidates may fill the details correctly as per the guidelines.
  • The uploading documents should be in the prescribed format only.
  • Candidates are advised to keep a copy of the filled application form for further use.

IACS Admission 2021 Fee

 Application Fees may vary for candidates belonging to different categories, check below:

Application Fees
Category Fees
General Rs 1200/-
SC/ST/PwD Rs 600/-


Mode of Payment: Candidates have to pay the application fee in online mode via:

  • Debit Card
  • Credit Card
  • Net Banking

Note: Application fee once paid would not be refunded under any circumstances.

How to Apply for IACS 2021 Exam?

Candidates can follow the below-mentioned steps for filling the IACS Application form.

  • Step 1 – Candidates have to visit the official IACS website. Click on the academic button.
  • Step 2 – New candidates have to register first.
  • Step 3 – Fill all the details in the registration form and register themselves.
  • Step 4 – After Login, fill all the details in the admission form.
  • Step 5 – Upload all the required documents. Submit the application form.
  • Step 6 – Pay fee through online mode via net-banking/credit card/debit card/etc.

IACS Admission 2021 Eligibility Criteria

Candidates must check and properly read eligibility criteria before filing the application form of IACS 2021 Admission.

For Integrated B.Sc/M.Sc:

  • Nationality of candidates has to be Indian.
  • Candidates must pass 10+2 along with minimum 60%(55% for reserved categories) marks/First division in 10th/12th Class.
  • Reserved Categories candidates pass 10+2 along  with minimum 50% marks/First Division in 10th/12th Class.
  • Candidates who appeared in 10+2 class, they also are eligible for IACS Admission 2020.

For  Master’s/Integrated Master’s & Ph.D courses:

  •  Nationality of candidates has to be Indian.
  • Candidates must hold B.Sc degree in Engineering/Science with minimum First Division/60%(55% for reserved categories)  marks in 10th/12th Class.
  • Candidates must score a minimum 60% marks in Graduation Degree.

For  Ph.D Program in Autumn  2021:

  • Nationality of candidates has to be Indian.
  • Candidates must score a minimum 50% marks in Master’s Degree in any discipline.
  • Candidates who participated and successfully qualified in UGC NET/GATE/JEST/UGC – CSIR or relevant national exam.

IACS Admission 2021 Exam Pattern

The details regarding the IACS Exam Pattern are given below:

  • Exam Mode: The exam will be conducted in Online mode.
  • Type of Questions: The exam paper will contain Multiple Choice Questions.
  • Sections: The paper will contain questions from Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and one out of Computer Science or Biological Science.

IACS Admission 2021 Syllabus

Candidates have to cover the following topics to qualify the IACS Admission 2020 for admission in UG, PG, Ph.D degree.

For Integrated B.Sc/M.Sc or Master’s/Integrated Master’s & Ph.D courses:

Subject Wise Syllabus
Subject Important Topics
Physics Electricity and Magnetism, Thermodynamics, Statistical Mechanics, Classical Mechanics, Quantum Mechanics, Mathematical Methods, Electronics etc.
Chemistry Atomic Structure, Chemical Bonding, Main Group Elements, Transitions Metals, Organometallic Compounds, Acids and Bases, Redox Chemistry, Nuclear Chemistry.

Nomenclature of Organic Compounds, Mechanism of Organic reactions, Stereochemistry, Aromaticity and Huckel’s rule, Synthetic Chemistry, Carbohydrates, Amino acids and peptides, heterocyclic chemistry.

Theory of gases, Chemical Thermodynamics, Chemical & Phase equilibrium, Electrochemistry, Chemical Kinetics, Quantum Chemistry, Basic Spectroscopy.

Mathematics Basic set theory,  Algebra and linear algebra,  Basics of real and complex analysis,  Combinatorics, Probability and statistics
Biology General Biology, Basics of Biochemistry, Biophysics, Molecular Biology, Microbiology, Cell Biology, Immunology, Chemistry, Structure & Bonding, D Block elements, Chemical Equilibria, Electrochemistry, Reaction Kinetics, Thermodynamics, Chemistry and Biology of Medicines 
Computer Science Digital Logic: Boolean algebra,  truth tables and switching expressions, minimization of switching functions, logic gates, and switching functions.

 Basics of Programming:Conditional constructs, arrays, iteration (loops), function, recursion.

 Concepts of programming, ability to write programs in any one of the following languages: Fortran, Java, C or C++.

 Basics of searching and sorting, numerical integration, interpolation, root finding, first order differential equation.

IACS Admission 2021 Admit Card

The details regarding the IACS Admit Card 2021 are given below:

  • IACS 2021 Admit Card will be released in online mode.
  • Candidates will be able to download the admit card from the official website.
  • Candidates will need to download bring the admit card to appear for the UPST/ MPST Exam.
  • Also, the candidate will have to bring a valid ID proof along with the admit card on the day of the exam.
  • Without the admit card, candidates will not be allowed to appear for the exam.

IACS Admission 2021 Result

The details regarding the IACS 2021 Result are given below:

  • IACS 2021 result for MPST and UPST exam will release in online mode.
  • Candidates will be able to check the result from the official website.
  • The result will be generated on the basis of the candidate’s performance in the exam.
  • On the basis of the result, candidates will be shortlisted for the interview round.

Master’s / Integrated Master’s – Ph.D Programme Schools

The schools that will provide the course through this admission procedure are mentioned below:

  • School of Physical Sciences
  • Schools of Chemical Sciences
  • School of Materials Sciences
  • School of Applied and Interdisciplinary Sciences
  • School of Mathematical and Computational Sciences

IACS Admission 2021 Admission Procedure

A merit-list prepared for admission in IACS Graduation, Post Graduation, Ph.D degree based on the following.

For Integrated B.Sc/M.Sc:

  • Marks obtained in UPST(UG Pre-Interview Screening Test).
  • Marks obtained in 10th/12th Class.
  • Reservation. 
  • Candidates who participated and qualified in KVPY Fellow or JEE Main 2020 or NEET  2020 are called for direct interview and they are exempted from UPST.

For Master’s/Integrated Master’s & Ph.D courses:

  • Marks obtained in MPST(Master’s Pre-Interview Screening Test).
  • Marks obtained in Graduation marks.
  • Also, Marks obtained in 10th/12th Class.
  • Reservation.

For  Ph.D Program in Autumn  2021

  • Marks obtained in written examination followed by interviews.
  • Marks obtained in Graduation Marks and Post Graduation marks.
  • Candidates who participated and qualified in UGC NET/GATE/JEST/UGC – CSIR are called for direct interview and they are exempted from written test. 

IACS Admission 2021 Highlights

Admission Name Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science Admission 2021
Level National Level
Official website www.iacs.res.in

Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science 

IACS(Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science) was established in the year of 1876 and situated in Jadavpur, Kolkata. It is one of the oldest institutes of Science Research and deemed to be a University. IACS awarded the First Nobel Prize in Science in the whole Asia and Country. There are 6 schools in total under IACS.

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