IISER Aptitude Test 2020: Exam Dates, Application Form, Eligibility

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IISER or Indian Institute of Science Education and Research admission notification has been released. The application form will be released on 23 March 2020. It is one of the prestigious institutions of India. And, the students willing to take admission in IISER can do so on the basis of IISER 2020 Examination, KVPY, or JEE Advanced. Also, as is the name of the institute, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research offers education in the field of science and research. Further, there are seven campuses of Indian Institute of Science Education and Research in India located at Berhampur, Bhopal, Kolkata, Mohali, Pune, Thiruvananthapuram, Tirupati. And, these campuses impart 5 Years B.S. – M.S. Program (dual degree course). Here is the complete detail about IISER Aptitude Test (IAT).

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IISER Aptitude Test (IAT) Important Dates

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

Check the details information about IISER Important Dates here.

How to Apply for IISER Aptitude Test (IAT)?

IISER 2020 Application Procedure: The IISER Aptitude Test (IAT) application process is given below:

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  1. Firstly, the candidates who want to seek admission in any of the campuses of IISER should fill the Online Application Form from the official website via SCB stream, or KVPY & JEE Advanced Stream.
  2. Also, at the time of filling the Application Form, candidates need to upload recent photograph & Mark Sheet / Rank Card (if applicable) in the given format.
  3. Next, the applicants need to fill their preferences of campuses out of the seven IISERs for admission.
  4. Finally, take a print out of the application form and keep it safe for future reference.

Relevant Forms

All the relevant forms are attached along with your offer letters. However, if any of them are missing then you may download them from the links below.

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  • OBCNC certificate format
  • SC/ST certificate format
  • Kashmiri migrant certificate format
  • Disability(PD) certificate format

IISER 2020 Application Fee

The candidates applying for admission to IISER in the Year 2020 need to pay a non-refundable application fee of Rs. 2000/- for general candidates and Rs 1000/- for SC/ST & Kashmiri Migrants candidates. And, the aspirants can pay this application fee either through Online mode or Offline mode.

 

IISER Aptitude Test 2020 Cut-off percentage of different State and Central Boards

Board Name

Cut-off

AMU Board

81.4

Andhra Pradesh

94.8

Assam

71.9

Bihar

70.0

CBSE

88.3

Chattisgarh

74.1

Goa

82.6

Gujarat

60.2

Haryana

85.5

Himachal Pradesh

79.3

ICSE

93.3

Jammu & Kashmir

86.2

Jharkhand

60.0

Karnataka

88.0

Kerala

93.1

Madhya Pradesh

85.2

Maharashtra

76.1

Manipur

79.0

Meghalaya

67.0

Mizoram

63.8

Nagaland

63.0

Odisha

68.6

Punjab

80.4

Rajasthan

76.9

Tamil Nadu

95.1

Telangana

94.7

Tripura

60.0

Uttarakhand

66.1

Uttar Pradesh

74.3

Visva-Bharati

83.1

West Bengal

75.9

Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Eligibility Criteria

Only candidates who are Indian Nationals, Person of Indian Origin, or Overseas Citizen of India are eligible to apply for IISER.

Stream Qualifying Exam Minimum Marks Relaxation Cutoff Percentage
SCB 10 + 2 Examination with Science Stream in 2019 or 2020 Secure marks equal or above cutoff percentage in their respective boards 5% relaxation in qualifying marks for OBC – NC and PWD candidates For SC / ST / KM candidates, the cutoff percentage marks are 55% in 10 + 2 Examination for all Boards
KVPY Valid KVPY scholarship commencing from 2019 – 2020 session N.A. N.A. N.A.
JEE Advanced Qualify JEE Advanced Exam and secure a rank within 10,000 in Common Rank List (CRL) N.A. For OBC – NC / SC / ST / PWD candidates, IISER will consider their category rank N.A.

IISER Aptitude Test 2020 Syllabus

The Syllabus for the IISER Aptitude Test is mention below. The syllabus is based on the NCERT syllabus for classes XI and XII.

Mathematics:
  1. Sets
  2. Relations and functions
  3. Trigonometric Functions
  4. Inverse Trigonometric Functions
  5. Principle of Mathematical Induction
  6. Complex Numbers and Quadratic Equations
  7. Linear Inequalities
  8. Permutations and Combinations
  9. Binomial Theorem
  10. Sequences and Series
  11. Straight Lines
  12. Conic Sections
  13. Introduction to Three Dimensional Geometry
  14. Limits and Derivatives
  15. Mathematical Reasoning
  16. Statistics
  17. Probability
  18. Matrices
  19. Determinants
  20. Continuity and Differentiability
  21. Application of Derivatives
  22. Integrals
  23. Applications of integrals
  24. Differential equations
  25. Vectors
  26. Three-dimensional geometry
  27. Linear Programming
Physics:
  1. Physical World and Measurement
  2. Kinematics
  3. Laws of Motion
  4. Work, Energy and Power
  5. The motion of Systems of Particles and Rigid body
  6. Gravitation
  7. Properties of bulk matter
  8. Thermodynamics
  9. The behaviour of perfect gas and kinetic energy
  10. Oscillations
  11. Waves
  12. Electrostatics
  13. Current Electricity
  14. Magnetic effect of current and magnetism
  15. Electromagnetic Induction
  16. Alternating Current
  17. Electromagnetic Waves
  18. Optics
  19. Dual Nature of Radiation and Matter
  20. Atoms
  21. Nuclei
  22. Electronic devices
  23. Communication Systems
Chemistry:
  1. Some Basic Concept of Chemistry
  2. Structure of Atom
  3. Classification of Elements and Periodicity in Properties
  4. Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure
  5. States of Matter
  6. Thermodynamics
  7. Equilibrium
  8. Redox Reactions
  9. Hydrogen
  10. The s-block Elements
  11. The p-Block Elements
  12. Organic Chemistry – Some Basic Principles and Techniques
  13. Hydrocarbons
  14. Environmental Chemistry
  15. The Solid-state
  16. Solutions
  17. Electrochemistry
  18. Chemical Kinetics
  19. Surface chemistry
  20. General principles and processes of isolation of elements
  21. The p-block elements
  22. The d- & f-block elements
  23. Coordination compounds
  24. Haloalkanes and Haloarenes
  25. Alcohols, phenols and ethers
  26. Aldehydes, ketones and carboxylic acids
  27. Organic compounds containing nitrogens
  28. Biomolecules
  29. Polymers
  30. Chemistry in everyday life
Biology:
  1. Diversity in the living world
  2. Structural organization in animals and plants
  3. Cell structure and function
  4. Plant physiology
  5. Human physiology
  6. Reproduction
  7. Genetics and evolution
  8. Biology and human welfare
  9. Biotechnology and its application
  10. Ecology and environment

Sample Question Paper

Candidates can download some sample question papers here: (Model 1 (English), Model 2 (English), Model 2 (Hindi)).

Indian Institutes of Science Education and Research Highlights

Name of Examination

Indian Institutes of Science Education and Research

Commonly Known As

IISER Aptitude Test

Exam Conducting Body

IISER

Examination Level

National Level

Category

Undergraduate,post-graduation Entrance Examination

Purpose of Exam

Admission in  B.S. – M.S. Program (dual degree course)

Mode of Examination

Online

duration

3 Hours

Total Marks

180

Indian Institutes of Science Education and Research Contact

The Chairperson
Joint Admissions Committee 2020
Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Mohali
Knowledge City, Sector 81, Mohali
P.O Manauli 140306
PunjabIndia

Email: [email protected]
Phone: +91 172 229 3122 (10 AM to 1 PM on weekdays)

Other Campuses: Berhampur, Bhopal, Kolkata, Mohali, Pune, Thiruvananthapuram, Tirupati

IISER Frequently Asked Question (FAQ)

I am a class XII science student. To which programs can I apply in IISER?

The student who has qualified Class XII examination in science stream or any other stream can apply to the BS (four years) degree / BS-MS (five years) dual degree programs in IISERs. Specifically, for applying to any of the BS degree programs in Engineering or Economics at IISER Bhopal, students must have Mathematics as one of the subjects in class XII examinations.

Who awards the BS-MS degree?

Each and every IISER's Institute is autonomous. Therefore, the degree is awarded by individual IISERs.

Do I need to apply separately for different IISER's?

No. All IISER's admit students through a common application process. One application form is valid for all the IISERs.

Who awards the BS degree?

Currently, IISER Bhopal is offering BS degree programs. Therefore, the degree is awarded by individual IISER's.

Do I need to apply separately for different IISER's?

No. All IISER admit students through a common application process. One application form is valid for all the IISER's.

How many seats are available for the admission to the BS-MS dual degree program?

The combined total number of seats available in all IISER's for BS-MS degree programme is 1425. The number of seats available in each IISER is as follows: Berhampur — 150, Bhopal — 220, Kolkata — 220, Mohali — 220, Pune — 240, Thiruvananthapuram — 200, Tirupati — 175.

How many seats are available for the admission to the BS degree program?

At present only IISER Bhopal is offering BS degree programmes. The total number of available seats are 100 (Engineering Sciences —60 and Economics—40).

Are there seats in IISER's for foreign students other than PIO/OCI card holders?

Yes. Foreign students can apply only through the JEE. The top 100,00 rank holders (including the foreigners) in the CRL of IIT JEE (Advanced) become eligible for admission to the BS/BS-MS programme of IISER's.

I am an OCI/PIO card holder. Should I apply as a foreign student for IISER's?

No. You should apply through our regular application portal. Foreign students are those candidates who are NOT citizens of India by birth or naturalized and do not belong to PIO/OCI category, and whose parents are not citizens of India and do not come under PIO/OCI category at the time of applying.

What is the curriculum structure for BS-MS dual degree program in IISER?

Students are trained in various aspects of basic sciences as per the designed curriculum of respective IISER's during the formative years. Subsequently, they can take up a specialized subject(s). Please refer to the website of individual IISER's for a description of their curriculum structure.

What is the curriculum structure for BS degree program in IISER?

Students are trained in various disciplines of basic sciences and introductory courses in Engineering/Economics during the first year of study. Subsequently, they take courses toward specialization in Engineering/Economics. Please refer to the website of IISER Bhopal for a description of the curriculum structure.

How do I apply for IISER?

Only applications through our online admission portal will be accepted.

What are the channels available for admission to IISER?

There are three channels available for admission into IISER's: 1. KVPY (Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana), 2. IIT JEE (Advanced) 3. SCB (State and Central Boards).

Can I apply for IISER through more than one channel?

Yes, you can apply through more than one channel.

Do I need to apply in IISER separately for each channel?

Yes. Each channel requires a separate online application and payment of application fee. You must meet the eligibility criteria for each channel through which you wish to apply.

Is there an application fee for IISER Aptitude Test?

There is a non-refundable application fee of Rs. 2,000/- for candidates applying under General and OBC-NC categories, and Rs. 1,000/- for Kashmiri Migrants, physically challenged candidates and candidates under SC/ST category. The fee for foreign nationals is USD 100.

Can I pay IISER Aptitude Test application fees by Cash/DD/Cheque?

No. All payments will be accepted only through secure payment gateway on our application portal.

What should I do if I have paid the IISER Aptitude Test application fees more than once for a single application?

You must send your proof of payments to ask-jac2020(AT)iiserb.ac.in. All legitimate refund claims will be processed once the admission process is over.

Is Mathematics at +2 level mandatory to take admission in IISER's?

No, it is not mandatory for BS-MS degree programmes. However, for admission to BS degree programmes in Engineering and Economics at IISER Bhopal, Mathematics as one of the subjects at +2 level is mandatory.

Do I have to write the IISER aptitude test?

Yes, only if you are applying through the SCB channel.

Can I apply for IISER aptitude test if my XII exam result is awaited?

Yes, you can apply and appear for the aptitude test. But, you will be eligible for admissions only if you satisfy minimum eligibility criteria. Please check the timeline.

What is the intake through different channels in IISER?

A maximum of 50% of the seats will be filled through KVPY and JEE channels. Remaining seats will be filled through the SCB channel based on the merit in the IISER Aptitude Test. Unfilled seats from KVPY and JEE channels will be added to the SCB channel for allotment.

Are all candidates who are eligible to apply, get offers for admission to IISER's?

No. Admission to IISER's, for each channel, is based on merit and the total number of available seats in respective channels in different IISER's.

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