IISER 2020 Admissions: Application Form, Exam Dates


IISER 2020 Admissions will be based on an IISER 2020 entrance exam, KVPY exam (Kishor Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana) & JEE Advanced exam to shortlist aspirants for admission into 5-year dual degree course known as BS-MS Programme. IISER (Indian Institutes of Science Education and Research) is one of the famous Institution of India which offers education in the field of science & research. The Candidates who wish to apply for the program must fill the Application Form before the last date. Candidates can see more regarding more information regarding How to Apply, Important Dates and various other important information by reading the page below.

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IISER Admission 2020 Latest Update

  • Admissions to 5-year BS-MS Degree Programme 2020, Application portal is open and the official link is given below.
  • Admission to IISER is through three mediums i.e. KVPY, JEE Advanced and SSB-IISER Aptitude Test.
  • The dates for all the three medium of admissions are announced by IISER.

How to get Admissions in IISER 2020

The Admission to IISER 2020 can be done through these 3 methods:

  1. Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana (KVPY): Candidates will be offered admission on the basis of valid KVPY fellowship which is given in 11th/12th Standard by passing the KVPY Examination.

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  2. Joint Entrance Examination of Indian Institutes of Technology (JEE) channel: Aspirants with valid JEE Advanced 2020 scores with minimum Cutoff are eligible for direct admission to IISER.

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  3. State and Central Boards Channel (SCB) channel: Candidates opting for this method will have to appear in an aptitude test, the details of which are given below in the Article.

IISER 2020 Admissions Important Dates

IISER has announced IISER 2020 Examination Dates. Below are the important dates for IISER BS-MS admissions for the year 2020. All the important dates for a different method of admission are mention here. The IISER accepts 3 scores i.e. KVPY, JEE Advanced and SSB-IISER Aptitude Test.

For KVPY Channel:

Events Dates (Announced)
Application form starts 24 April 2020
Last date to submit 12th marks & category certificate 22 May 2020
Seat allocation process 01 June 2020

For JEE Advanced Channel:

Events Dates (Announced)
Application form release 01 June 2020
Last date to submit 12th marks & category certificate 10 June 2020
First seat allocation announcement 11 June 2020

For SCB (Aptitude Test) Channel:

Events Dates (Announced)
Application form release 23 March 2020
Submission of application form 30 April 2020
Admit card availability 18 May 2020
Last date to submit 12th marks & category certificate 22 May 2020
IISER Aptitude exam 2020 31 May 2020
Release of answer key 01 June 2020
Result announcement 02 June 2020
Counselling 22 June 2020

How to Apply for IISER 2020?

The steps to apply for IISER 2020 is:

  1. Before applying, candidates should ensure that they fulfil all the eligibility criteria.
  2. First of all, Candidates need to visit the official website at IISER.
  3. Candidates must select Notifications link on the official website.
  4. Applicants firstly need to register by clicking on Admissions Link on Homepage of the Website.
  5. Candidates can fill online application with all the necessary details required.
  6. Fill all the details like Name, Date of Birth and other Details in the correct manner as per the rules.
  7. Upload thumb impression, signature and photograph and other applicable documents online with the desired Quality, Size.
  8. Pay the fees online as described below.
  9. After the payment is completed, Review the Application Form and Submit it.

Application official link: www.iiseradmission.in/

How to Pay Application Fees for IISER 2020

After the candidate has successfully filled the online application for IISER 2020, the Payment of Fee is only through Online Mode through Credit/Debit Card/Net Banking. After the payment is done, Candidates will receive confirmation through e-mail after which Student will need to print the Acknowledgment Slip from their E-mail id or Application Locker under Application Submitted area of the Website of IISER.

The Application Fees for IISER 2020 for the different category is:

S.No. Category Application Fees
1. General Rs. 2000/-
2. SC/ST/Kashmiri Migrants Rs. 1000/-

Qualification Criteria for IISER 2020

The candidates who are eligible for the IISER 2020 Admissions must have cleared the following criteria:

  • Applicants should have completed the 10th/ Matriculation along with ITI Course from a recognized board/Institution with passing marks.
  • Candidates should have completed or should be appearing in 2020 for the final examination of 10+2 from Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) or The Council for Indian School Certificate Examination (ICSE) or State Board or any other council, institution and passed with 60% aggregate marks in Physics, Mathematics and English.
  • Candidate must be a citizen of India.
  • There is no upper or lower age limit for the Examination.
  • The Eligibility Criteria for the different channels are:
    • KYPY Channel: Candidates need to have a valid KYPY fellowship which is commencing for 2020-19. Also, In addition, Aspirants will have to meet the cutoff criteria that will be applicable.

    • JEE Channel: Under this Category, General Category candidates who have scored an All Inda Rank (AIR) within 10000 in the Common Rank List (CRL) in JEE Advanced 2020 can apply for IISER 2020. But in case of reserved category candidates, they need to be ranked inside the top 10000 in their respective categories.

    • SCB Channel: Aspirants seeking admission under this method must meet the minimum cutoff percentage as prescribed by IISER for their respective state boards. Also, Candidates will have to appear in the IISER 2020 Aptitude Test to be considered for admission for which candidates need to fill the Application Form and give the Entrance Test.

NOTE: PIO and OCI category Aspirants can also apply, but like their Indian counterparts they must also meet apply through any of the 3 available channels and should satisfy the applicable eligibility criteria.

How to download Admit Card for IISER 2020

Admit Card is mandatory to appear for the IISER 2020. The Admit Card shall be available for download online on the official websites of IISER. The Admit Card is a necessary document which will be needed at the time of Entrance Examination. Admit card can be downloaded from the official website and can be printed further. Make sure, the details on Admit Card is correct and also the Photograph on Admit Card is clear, if not then contact the authorities as soon as possible.

The Admit Card can be downloaded using the following steps:

  1. Visit the official website and then click on the link to download the admit card.
  2. Finally, Candidate shall be required to use the following information for downloading the admit card:
    1. Registration Number/Roll No/Email Id
    2. Password/Date of Birth in dd-mm-yy format

IISER 2020 Syllabus

The syllabus for IISER 2020 released by Indian Institutes of Science Education and Research is:

S.No. Subject Units
1. Chemistry Solutions, Chemical Kinetics & Surface Chemistry
2. p, d & f block Elements and Environmental Chemistry
3. Hydrogen & s – Block Element
4. Atomic Structure, States of Matter & Thermodynamics
5. Basic Concepts of Organic Chemistry
6. Oxygen, Nitrogen, Polymers & Biomolecules
7. Mathematics Matrices, Vectors & Reasoning
8. Biomolecules
9. Limit, Integration & Differentiation
10. Permutation-Combinations & Binomial Theorem
11. Probability & Trigonometry
12. Geometry
13. Physics Kinematics, Gravitation & Oscillations
14. Thermal Physics
15. Motion
16. Electricity & Magnetism
17. Atomic Structure & Optics
18. Electrical & Electronics
19. Biology Diversity in the living world
20. Structural organization in animals and plants
21. Human physiology
22. Reproduction
23. Cell structure and function
24. Plant physiology
25. Genetics and evolution
26. Biology and human welfare
27. Biotechnology and its application
28. Ecology and environment

IISER Aptitude Test Exam Pattern

The IISER 2020 Admissions

  • Exam Duration: The Test Duration will be 3 Hours.
  • Mode of Exam: Offline
  • No. of Question: 110 questions
  • Type of Question: MCQs.
  • Negative Marking: 1 Mark will be deducted for Wrong Answered questions.
  • Language: Question paper will be asked in English and Hindi language.
  • Paper Pattern: The paper pattern will be as follows:
    • Physics: 15 Questions of 3 Marks each
    • Chemistry: 15 Questions of 3 Marks each
    • Mathematics: 15 Questions of 3 Marks each
    • Biology: 15 Questions of 3 Marks each

IISER 2020 Admissions Highlights

Name of Exam: IISER Aptitude Test (IAT)

Exam Conducting Body: Indian Institutes of Science Education and Research

Ways of getting admission into IISER: KVPY, JEE Advanced and SSB-IISER Aptitude Test

Courses: BS-MS Degree Programme

Campuses: Seven Indian Institutes of Science Education and Research (IISERs) at Berhampur, Bhopal, Kolkata, Mohali, Pune, Thiruvananthapuram, and Tirupati.

IISER 2020 Examination Centres

While filling the Application Form, The Candidate will be asked to fill the Examination Centre. The candidate will be allowed to fill the choices from which He/She will get any centre according to the available seats. The Locations available for IISER 2020 are:

IISER 2018 Test Centres
IISER 2020 Test Centres

IISER 2020 Participating Institutes

The Institutes participating in IISER 2020 Admissions Procedure are:


IISER Institute

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IISER 2020 Counselling

The IISER 2020 Counselling for admissions in IISER will be conducted for the Aspirants who will be shortlisted in their respective channels. The seat allotment will be based on factors like the number of seats available, rank of the candidate, and the choice filled. Counselling will be conducted separately for each of the three modes of admission. Candidates who are placed higher in the merit rank of IISER 2020 will have more preference during the counselling process of IISER 2020.

Documents Required at the time of Counselling Under IISER 2020?

The Candidates need to produce the following original documents along with the photocopy at the time of admission after the clearance of entrance examination:

  1. TC (Transfer Certificate).
  2. 10th/High School Certificate/equivalent Certificate.
  3. 12th(Intermediate (+2)) Certificate/equivalent Certificate.
  4. Migration Certificate
  5. Mark Sheet of 10th/High School Certificate/equivalent
  6. Mark sheets of 12th(Intermediate (+2)) Certificate/equivalent.
  7. Mark sheet of the Qualifying Examination.

IISER Contact Details and Official Links

The Chairperson

Joint Admissions Committee 2018

Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Pune

Dr Homi Bhabha Road, Pashan,

Pune – 411008, India

For More details, Candidates can visit the official website here.

IISER Campuses

In India, there are seven IISER Institutions which are located in:

  • Pune
  • Bhopal
  • Kolkata
  • Mohali
  • Thiruvananthapuram
  • Tirupati
  • Berhampur

Check the new & updated Admissions in different Universities here.

Stay tuned for more updates about IISER 2020.