IISER Admission 2020: Application Form, Eligibility, Exam Dates, Pattern

IISER 2020IISER Admission 2020 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 Admission 2020 Exam Dates

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

For KVPY Channel:

EventsDates 2020 (Tentative)
Application form starts4th week of May 2020
Last date to submit application form2nd week of June 2020
Seat allocation process3rd week of June 2020

For JEE Advanced Channel:

EventsDates 2020 (Tentative)
Application form release4th week of May 2020
Last date of submission1st week of July 2020
First seat allocation announcement2nd week of July 2020

For SCB (Aptitude Test) Channel:

EventsDates 2020 (Tentative)
Application form release4th week of May 2020
Submission of application form3rd week of June 2020
Admit card availability3rd week of June 2020
IISER Aptitude exam 20204th week of June 2020
Result announcement1st week of July 2020
CounsellingJune-July 2020

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 release in fourth week of May 2020 for every channels.
  • 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 will have to qualify JEE Advanced admission 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: 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 release in the fourth week of May 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 by third week of June 2020. 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 in the last week of 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 by the second week of July 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 commence in the month of June-July 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 33 Comments
  1. shivani gawade says:

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

  2. Rathod Sujitkumar Vishnu says:

    I am PCB Student apply for IISER EXAM

  3. 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..?

  4. 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

  5. Gauri says:

    When the admission process is going on??

  6. Ashutosh Kumar says:

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

  7. Sumanjit Sahoo says:

    How many times I can appear IISER ?

  8. Balesh says:

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

  9. Alina says:

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

  10. 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

  11. Manisha says:

    I am from Maharshtra board am I eligible for this exam

  12. Manisha says:

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

  13. Pranay Saha says:

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

  14. aditya gupta says:

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

  15. Harshita says:

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

  16. shashank mehra says:

    what is cutoff of scb chanal in 2020

  17. Alik Mondal says:

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

  18. 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?

  19. Ayush Kapsime says:

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

  20. Subhajit Roy says:

    Please give a notification for this exam

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