IISER Admission 2020: Application Form, Eligibility, Exam Dates (Out)

IISER 2020IISER Admission 2020 Notification has been released. It will be organized by the Indian Institutes of Science Education and Research. IISER organizes a national level test known as IISER SCB Aptitude test to offer admission in 5 year dual degree programme of BS-MS.  Admission will be done through three channels – SCB, KVPY and on the basis of JEE Advanced exam. While JEE Advanced & KVPY are national level examination, but SCB is an only stream through which candidates will get admission on the basis of entrance test which IISER will conduct. Admission will be offered into seven IISER institutions situated in Tirupati, Mohali, Bhopal, Berhampur, Pune, Thiruvananthapuram and Kolkata. Candidates can check this article for updated details regarding IISER Admission 2020 application, exam date, exam pattern, syllabus, and much more.

IISER 2020 Notifications – Released

newiconIISER 2020 Notification has been released on 22nd October 2019. The aptitude test for SCB channel will be conducted on 31st May 2020.Check here for exam dates.

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IISER Admission 2020 Exam Dates

Candidates can check the following IISER Admission 2020 Exam Dates for various channels:

For KVPY Channel:

EventsDates 2020 (Announced)
Application form starts24th April
Last date to submit 12th marks & category certificate22nd May
Seat allocation process1st June

Latest Applications Open 2020:


For JEE Advanced Channel:

EventsDates 2020 (Announced)
Application form release1st June
Last date to submit 12th marks & category certificate15th June
First seat allocation announcement17th June

For SCB (Aptitude Test) Channel:

EventsDates 2020 (Announced)
Application form release23rd March
Submission of application form30th April
Admit card availability18th May
Last date to submit 12th marks & category certificate22nd May
IISER Aptitude exam 202031st May
Release of answer key1st June
Response Sheet and Representation starts2nd June
Response Sheet and Representation Ends4th June
Revised Answer key release8th June
Counselling22nd June

IISER 2020 Application Form

Candidates must check the following IISER 2020 Application Form details:

  • IISER 2020 Application Form will be filled through online mode for all channels.
  • The application form will be released on different dates for every channel.
  • Candidates will be allowed to apply for all three channels.
  • Each channel will require separate online application form.
  • Students are required to fill their choice of institution among all seven IISER in the application form.
  • Candidates will have to upload scanned images of passport size photograph & signature with copy of marksheet also.

Application Fee:

  • For General category, candidates will have to submit INR 2000/-
  • For SC/ST & Kashmiri Migrants, candidates will have to submit INR 1000/

Mode of Payment: Application Fee can be paid through online mode. The fee will be non-refundable.

Check Here – How to Fill IISER Application Form

IISER Admission 2020 Eligibility Criteria

Candidates must check the following IISER Admission 2020 Eligibility Criteria:

  • Nationality: Indian Citizens, Person of Indian Origin (PIO) & Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) candidates are eligible to apply for IISER Admission 2020.
  • KVPY Channel: In this category, candidates need to have a valid KVPY fellowship commencing 2020-21. Candidates will also have to meet cut-off criteria which will be applicable (in addition).
  • JEE Advanced Channel: Candidates of general category will have to qualify JEE Advanced 2020 and will have to obtain rank within 10000 in Common Rank List (CRL). For SC/ ST/ PWD/ OBC-NCL categories, the category rank will be considered.
  • SCB Channel Qualification: Candidates must have passed/appearing intermediate examination with science stream in 2019 or 2020.
  • Mandatory (SCB): Candidates will have to score more or equal of cut-off percentage in their respective boards.
  • Cut-off (SCB): The cut-off percentage for intermediate prescribed by the board must be obtained in order to be eligible.
  • Appling (SCB): Students applying through SCB Channel will have to appear in IISER Aptitude Test 2020.

IISER 2020 Exam Pattern

Candidates must go through the following IISER 2020 Exam Pattern before starting the exam preparation:

  • Exam Mode: IISER 2020 will get conducted through online (computer-based) mode.
  • Number of Questions: There will be total of 60 questions, i.e. 15 from each subject.
  • Questions Type: The question paper will consist of Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ).
  • Duration: The exam duration will be of 3 hours.
  • Marking Scheme: Each correct answer will be of 3 marks.
  • Negative Marking: 1 mark will get deducted for every wrong answer.

Check in the table below – Distribution of No. of questions & Total marks for each subject for SCB (Aptitude Test) Channel:

SubjectsNo. of QuestionsTotal Marks

IISER 2020 Syllabus

IISER 2020 Syllabus will comprise of topics from the subjects of PCMB studied in Class 11th& 12th level. Some topics from each subject will be:

Mathematics: The questions will be from topics as Sets, Number System, Relation & Functions, Trigonometry, Probability, Matrices & all topics of class 11th & 12th NCERT books.

Physics: The questions will be from topics as Kinematics, Electrostatic, thermodynamics, Oscillations, Electromagnetic Waves, Optics, and much more.

Chemistry: Some basic topics will be Equilibrium, Hydrogen, s-Block Elements, p-Block Elements, Surface Chemistry, Biomolecules and etc.

Biology: It will relate to topics such as Plant Physiology, Human Physiology, Reproduction, Genetic &Evolution, and so on.

IISER Admission 2020 Preparation Tips

Candidates can follow the below preparation tips to score well in the exam and qualify the test:

  • Candidates must study from Class 11th& 12th NCERT books mostly recommended by experienced students.
  • Candidates must divide equal time for each subject.
  • Solve previous year question papers.
  • Concentrate on solving mock tests.
  • Keep the last month only for revision.
  • Make a proper study routine.

FAQ’ S (Frequently Asked Questions)

Answer: Yes, you are eligible to apply.

Answer: No, you can apply through common application process for all IISERs institutions.

Answer: Yes, you can apply for more than one channel in IISER Admission 2020.

Answer: The Application for SCB channel will be released from 23rd March 2020.

Answer: The IISER 2020 will get conducted in computer based (online) mode..

Answer: The IISER 2020 question paper will be available in Hindi & English languages. Candidates will be able chose as per their preference.

Answer: Yes, you will be eligible to apply for IISER 2020.

Answer: The seat allotment in various streams will be based on availability of seats in each stream.

IISER Admission 2020 Exam Centers

The IISER Admission 2020 entrance test will be conducted in cities as Bangalore, Bhubaneshwar, Bhopal, Baroda, Chennai, Calicut, Delhi, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Mohali, Mumbai, Nagpur, Pune, Thiruvananthapuram, Tirupati, Vijayawada, and Varanasi, etc.

IISER 2020 Admit Card

The IISER 2020 Admit Card will be released through online mode. Candidates will have to login with their email ID & password to download the admit card of IISER 2020. The admit card will contain all the details like candidates name, roll no., exam centre, exam & other exam instructions.

It will be released on 18th May 2020 for SCB channel aptitude test. Admit card is a mandatory document to carry in the examination hall. No candidate will be permitted for exam without admit card.

IISER 2020 Answer Key

Candidates will be able to check IISER 2020 Answer Key through online mode. It will be released on 1st June 2020. Through answer key candidates will be able to check their answers of examination. Candidates will get an idea of their marks.

Candidates will have to enter their registered ID and password to check & see the answer key. The officials will release separate answer key for all three channels.

IISER 2020 Cut Off

The authority will release the percentage cut-off for IISER 2020 admisison. Candidates will be able to check it through online mode. Cut-off is the minimum marks which students have to score to qualify the examination.

It will be based on various factors like total number of candidates, difficulty level of exam, no. of seats available, previous year cut-off trends, etc.

The cut-off percentage for various boards is as follow:

BoardCut-Off (in percentage %)
Himachal Pradesh79.3
Andhra Pradesh94.8
Jammu & Kashmir (J&K)86.2
Madhya Pradesh85.2
Uttar Pradesh74.3
West Bengal75.9

IISER 2020 Result

IISER 2020 Result will get declared through online mode. Candidates who will appear for the aptitude test will be able to check their result. The result will get declared on 2nd June 2020. Candidates will have to enter their roll number, registered ID and password to check their result.

The result page will only contain the roll number of qualified candidates. Candidates who will see their roll number on the list will qualify the exam successfully. Candidates are advised to take print out of their result for further use.

IISER 2020 Counselling

IISER 2020 Counselling process will be conducted for short-listed candidates. It will get commenced from 1st June 2020. Separate counselling will be held for each channel. Seats will be allotted to candidates on the basis of reservation policy and various other factors.

Candidates have to fill choice of programme of institute in which they will seek for admission. Candidates have to report to allotted institution with fee to confirm their admission along with following required documents:

  • Class 10th marksheet & passing certificate
  • Class 12th marksheet & passing certificate
  • IISER 2020 Admit Card
  • Application Form (print out)
  • Character certificate
  • Category certificate
  • Offer letter
  • ID proof

If you have any other query related to IISER Admission 2020, you can ask your query by leaving your comment below.

Displaying 42 Comments
  1. Aditi says:

    Question asked from NCERT or competition

  2. Prasad says:

    I’m studying 12th (10+2) in telangana state board intermediate with Maths, physics and chemistry. Expecting 98%. do I need to take test in biology also. Please clarify. I have no biology in intermediate and do not know much about it.

  3. Srirama says:

    Hi, if any student is doing pure science phy, che, bio with computer science. Are they able to appear for this exam. Is it compulsory to attend maths also.

  4. Maanvi Chimpa says:

    I have 72% in 12th boards from CBSE in science(biology) …can I get admission in IISER ?


    I’m in class 12 in telangana state board.I may get 98% in my board exams can I get admission in computer science and engineering dual degree in IISER Bhopal?

  6. Isha vqrshney says:

    I get 68%in CBSE tht means I m not eligible

  7. chandhni T S says:

    I am a neet 2020 repeater and have passed 12th board in 2018.can i apply for iiser 2020?

  8. ayushi saini says:

    i have passed my 12th class in 2018, am i eligible to apear in IIER 2020 THROUGH SCB channel ?

  9. shivani gawade says:

    Am doing Bsc but I want to give IISER 2020 exam can I give this exam?

  10. Rathod Sujitkumar Vishnu says:

    I am PCB Student apply for IISER EXAM

  11. Supriya raj says:

    Sir I’m from Jharkhand and I’m qualified my 12 exam in 2017 from pcb group and now im preparing for neet exam can i fill up the form of iiser in 2020..?

  12. Sarika reddy says:

    I’m studying 12th standard in Telangana state intermediate board and I’m bipc may I eligible to write 2020 entrance of iiser

  13. Gauri says:

    When the admission process is going on??

  14. Ashutosh Kumar says:

    Sir I have one doubt that if we belongs to general category the category cerficate is required or not? Please answer.

  15. Sumanjit Sahoo says:

    How many times I can appear IISER ?

  16. Balesh says:

    Iam from Tamilnadu board not NCERT …am I eligible for the test

  17. Alina says:

    I got 85.4 % for class 12 exam conducted by CBSE in BIO-MATHS stream.
    Am I eligible for applying?

  18. Your Name...Abhishek Rana says:

    I have taken six subjects in class 12 and belong to general category .As I have taken extra subject hindi so if I include hindi marks irrespect of physical education my percentage became 89.6% so is I am elligible

  19. Manisha says:

    I am from Maharshtra board am I eligible for this exam

  20. Manisha says:

    I am from Maharashtra board not NCERT ….am I eligible for IISER

  21. Pranay Saha says:

    Am I eligible for being a candidate of IISER exam after passing 12?

  22. aditya gupta says:

    i am giving improvement eXAMA of PCM in 2020
    so i am eligible or not

  23. Harshita says:

    I am a biology student and I have not studied maths in class 11&12 so am I eligible for the test

  24. shashank mehra says:

    what is cutoff of scb chanal in 2020

  25. Alik Mondal says:

    If i studying science without biology in 10+2, can i appear for iiser entrance exam

  26. Neena says:

    I am not a bio student. I took PCM with computer science. I wanted to apply for IISER. At present i am preparing for JEE. Should i write biology paper also, for getting admission in IISER? If so how will I be able to write the IISER biology paper if it is the PCMB syllabus of 11th and 12th grade?

  27. Ayush Kapsime says:

    Are scb cutoff which is released here is the offical cutoff released by IISER?

  28. Subhajit Roy says:

    Please give a notification for this exam

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