IISER Admission 2020: Answer Key (Out), Result, Cut Off, Counselling

IISER 2020IISER 2020 Answer Key has been released. It has been 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 answer key, result, cut-off, counselling and much more.

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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
Application closer18th August 2020 
Uploading marks and category certificate begins29th August 2020 
Last date of Uploading XII Marks and Category Certificate closes
First round of seat allotment. SAF begins with float/freeze
First round SAF closes at 10 PM
Second and Final round of seat allotment. SAF begins with freeze only
Second and Final round SAF closes at 10 PM. Channel Counselling Closed
Withdrawal of SAF closes at 10PM
Reporting at allotted IISER for registration
date of commencement of classes

For JEE Advanced Channel:

EventsDates 2020 (Announced)
Uploading marks and category certificate beginsAfter the closure of the application
Application form release
Submit 12th marks & category certificate
Application portal close
First round of seat allotment SAF begins with freeze only
First round SAF closes at 10 PM
Withdrawal of SAF closes at 10PM
Second and Final round of seat allotment SAF begins with freeze only
Reporting at allotted IISER for registration
Second round SAF closes at 10PM. Channel Counselling Closed
Tentative date of commencement of classes

For SCB (Aptitude Test) Channel:

EventsDates 2020 (Announced)
Application form release23rd March
Submission of application form18th August 2020
Uploading marks and category certificate begins29th August 2020
Admit card availability7th September 2020
IISER Aptitude exam 202018th September 2020
Release of answer key21st September 2020
Response Sheet and Representation starts21st September 2020
Response Sheet and Representation Ends23rd September 2020
Revised Answer key release26th September 2020
First round of seat allotment SAF begins with float/freeze
First round SAF closes at 10PM
Second round of seat allotment SAF begins with float/freeze
Second round SAF closes at 10PM
Third round of seat allotment SAF begins with freeze only
Third round SAF closes at 10PM
Withdrawal of SAF closes at 10PM
Fourth and Final round of seat allotment SAF begins with freeze only
Reporting at allotted IISER for registration
Fourth round SAF closes at 10PM. Channel Counselling Closed
Tentative date of commencement of classes.

IISER 2020 Answer Key

Candidates are able to check IISER 2020 Answer Key through online mode. It has been released on 21st September 2020. Through answer key candidates are able to check their answers of examination. Candidates will get an idea of their marks.

Candidates 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 has release the percentage cut-off for IISER 2020 admisison. Candidates are able to check it through online mode. IISER 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.

IISER 2020 Result

IISER 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 October 2020. Candidates will have to enter their roll number, registered ID and password to check their result.

The result will contain the roll number of qualified candidates. Candidates who will be able to 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 Counselling process will be conducted for short-listed candidates. It will get commenced from October 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

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 has been released from 23rd March 2020.

Answer: The IISER 2020 has been 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 Application Form

Candidates must check the following IISER 2020 Application Form details:

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

Application Fee:

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

Mode of Payment: Application Fee can be paid through online mode. The fee is 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 (Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Mathematics).
  • 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.

IISER 2020 Admit Card

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

It has been released on 7th September 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.

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

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  1. Drisya S says:

    I’m a pcm student.I studied only mathematics and didn’t study biology.Am I eligible to appear for iiser a aptitude test?

  2. Prachiti says:

    How can I update my HSc marks and category …As I had already filled and applied iiser form in March

  3. lakshmi says:

    how can I download my confirmation page of application?

  4. Anagha says:

    Which is the last date for uploading class 12 marks for iiser 2020 admissions.
    Kindly reply

  5. Sasmit Telrandhe says:

    Sir I am form Maharashtra board just passed 12th and got 64 percentage in 12th .so am I eligible for the iiser exam please tell me

  6. Tazeen Amin says:

    I am a bio student with PCB stream only without maths, applied through SCB channel. Did I have to appear in maths paper also in aptitude test?

  7. Vinay sharma says:

    In IISER,What’s the criteria of passing marks in aptitude test?

  8. thejaswani says:

    sir ,i had filled the form of scb and i got the application no .but the payment status is showed as fail……….so what can i do….

  9. Dev says:

    Is iiser 2020 been postponed?
    Because neet is been postponed, so is there any change in iiser

  10. Sampoorna says:

    How can we apply iiser for jee stream?

  11. Mane snehal says:

    What is meant thatSCB channel

  12. Fasisa says:

    12th exam finished and no marketing list received can I apply

  13. Faolisa says:

    12 th exam written but not received mark list can I apply

  14. Jaylakshmi says:

    Hi, My son studied Physics, chemistry, Maths & Computer science. Can he apply for IISER?

  15. Meetali says:

    If I want to apply through JEE Mains channel just in case, I am unable to clear the cut-off through IAT. Do I have to fill up the form for that separately?

  16. Akash says:

    Is math mandatory?

  17. Havilah says:

    I’ve completed the registration what is the next process that I have to do, when should i submit the certificates of 11and12

    • Sarvgyan Team says:

      You will be required to update 12th level marks. The last date to submit 12th level marks is not announced yet. We will update as soon as further dates will be announced.

  18. Manoj singh says:

    I’m a pure science student with physics , chemistry , biology from telengana and passed in 2017 , do I eligible to apply

  19. Manoj singh says:

    I have passed in 2017 ,I’m a dropper for neet can I apply for iiser

  20. Aparna says:

    Sir what is the size of uploading documents required for the application?

    • Sarvgyan Team says:

      Scanned mark sheet size should be 1 mb maximum and photograph & signature size must be in max. 200 KB. Documents should be uploaded in PDF/ jpg/ jpeg file format only.

  21. Sonam says:

    i am B.sc Electronics final year student..so , am i eligible for this entrance exam?

  22. Shiva says:

    1)What is cut off for Karnataka board
    2)should I have to clear jee advance or kvpy exam
    Please reply soon

  23. Adharsh says:

    I have a board mark of 413
    Am I eligible in the exam
    I have applied for IISER 2020 exam

    Is maths is there in this exam
    Or biology only

  24. K. Vamshi Singh says:

    How change college preference option after applied (2020) SCB channel…Plz send if any choice is there

  25. Shruti joshi says:

    I studied through the maharashtra state board …the result is not delecred yet …I am eligible for iiser aptitude test 2020
    Plz help me i am in trouble

  26. Sai Vamshi Singh says:

    Is there one more chance to apply for SCB (IISER)….Plz .responce

  27. chinmaie says:

    im an MPC student…i have applied to IISER should i hv to study even bio for the entrance test?

    • Sarvgyan Team says:

      The questions in the IISER Aptitude test will be from Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics with equal weightage.

  28. kumudini chouhan says:

    should i have to clear all eligibility criteria to give this exam?
    like i don’t have KVPY fellowship and etc.

  29. Sushila toppo says:

    Sir can 12 pcb group science can apply for scb

  30. Arshit Kumar says:

    I have given my board exams and appeared for jan jee mains also can we apply using both jee and scb mod or we can apply in one only

    • Sarvgyan Team says:

      You can apply through SCB channel. You are not eligible through JEE channel as you have not appeared for JEE Advanced exam.

  31. Pushkar Athavale says:

    Hi, I’ll complete my b.sc. course this year. I’ve also given IIT JAM exam. How can I apply for M.Sc. or integrated M.Sc. program for IISER?

  32. Chetan gunjkar says:

    I have passed my 10+2 exam in 2018 ,,can i register application form.?



  34. Aarushi Nautiyal says:

    I had passed +2 from cbse board in 2019 and got 60%. Am I elligible for iiser’s entrance test?

  35. roushan says:

    as i have done my class 12 with PCB and i got aggregate of 79.6 percentage from cbse and i am also from obc category so am i eligible to fill scb form plzz reply

  36. shiksha Pandey says:

    I am pcb student i am trying for biology grp in IISER pune and thiruvantapuram will i have to face mathematics in IISER addimission paper exam. Will I plz clear kar dijiye or mae kvpy or SCB dono form fill karsakti hu clear it

    • Sarvgyan Team says:

      Yes, the questions in the IISER SCB Aptitude test will be from Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics with equal weightage. Yes, you can fill form through both KVPY and SCB channel.

  37. Valliammai says:

    I am studying in TamilNadu state board syllabus
    I have took PCM and compuetr as my subjects
    To enter IISER is biology compulsory
    What is the cut off required for TamilNadu state board syllabus

  38. Akansha says:

    Can 12TH PCB Student apply for SCB Exam?

  39. Pal singh says:

    If a student passed 10+2 examination in March 2018 he can take the test SCB for admission in iiser

    • Sarvgyan Team says:

      For IISER 2020 SCB channel, candidates must have passed/appearing intermediate examination with science stream in 2019 or 2020.

  40. prerna madan says:

    if by any means if I score less than the required cut off then will I be eligible to give the IISER test??? please reply fast

  41. Sangeeta says:

    Whether cutoff Mark’s for passout students in 2019 will be considered for admission or this year cutoff Mark’s will be considered for droppers? Pl clarify.

  42. zamil says:

    Iam a repeating student can i write KVPY

  43. Aditi says:

    Question asked from NCERT or competition

  44. 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.

  45. 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.

  46. Maanvi Chimpa says:

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

  47. GOUTHAMI REDDY says:

    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?

  48. Isha vqrshney says:

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

  49. chandhni T S says:

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

  50. ayushi saini says:

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

  51. shivani gawade says:

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

  52. Rathod Sujitkumar Vishnu says:

    I am PCB Student apply for IISER EXAM

  53. 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..?

  54. 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

  55. Gauri says:

    When the admission process is going on??

  56. Ashutosh Kumar says:

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

  57. Sumanjit Sahoo says:

    How many times I can appear IISER ?

  58. Balesh says:

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

  59. Alina says:

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

  60. 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

  61. Manisha says:

    I am from Maharshtra board am I eligible for this exam

  62. Manisha says:

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

  63. Pranay Saha says:

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

  64. aditya gupta says:

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

  65. Harshita says:

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

  66. shashank mehra says:

    what is cutoff of scb chanal in 2020

  67. Alik Mondal says:

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

  68. 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?

  69. Ayush Kapsime says:

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

  70. Subhajit Roy says:

    Please give a notification for this exam

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