IISER Admission 2020: Counselling (Started), Dates, Cut Off, Admission

IISER 2020IISER 2020 Counselling (Special Round) has been started for SCB and JEE Advanced channel. 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 can 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 2020 Counselling (3rd Round) has been started from 10th November 2020 for SCB channel. Check here for details.  

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/freeze1st October 2020
First round SAF closes5th October 2020
2nd Round 
Second round of seat allotment SAF begins with freeze only1st November 2020
Second round SAF closes at 10 PM. Channel Counselling Closed5th November 2020
3rd Round 
3rd round of seat allotment SAF begins with freeze only12th November 2020
3rd round SAF closes at 10 PM17th November 2020 
Last date for withdrawal20th November 2020 

For JEE Advanced Channel:

EventsDates 2020 (Announced)
Uploading marks and category certificate beginsAfter the closure of the application
Application form release28th September 2020
Submit 12th marks & category certificate
Application portal close6th October 2020
First round of seat allotment SAF begins with freeze only20th October 2020
First round SAF closes at 10 PM
Withdrawal of SAF closes at 10PM
2nd Round 
Second round of seat allotment SAF begins with freeze only1st November 2020
2nd round SAF closes at 10 PM5th November 2020
3rd Round  
3rd round of seat allotment SAF begins with freeze only12th November 2020
3rd round SAF closes at 10 PM17th November 2020 
Last date for withdrawal20th November 2020 

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/freeze20th October 2020
First round SAF closes at 10PM
2nd Round 
Second round of seat allotment SAF begins with float/freeze1st November 2020
Second round SAF closes at 10PM7th November 2020
3rd Round 
Third round of seat allotment SAF begins with freeze only10th November 2020
Third round SAF closes at 10PM17th November 2020 
Withdrawal of SAF closes at 10PM20th November 2020 

IISER 2020 Counselling

IISER Counselling process is conducted for short-listed candidates. It has been commenced from 1st October 2020 for KVPY channel. Separate counselling is organised for each channel. Seats have 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 is available in Hindi & English languages. Candidates will be able chose as per their preference.

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

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

IISER Admission 2020 Exam Centers

The IISER Admission 2020 entrance test is 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
Physics1545
Chemistry1545
Mathematics1545
Biology1545
Total60180

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.

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 can 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 can get declared through online mode. Candidates who have appeared for the aptitude test are able to check their result. The result has been declared. Candidates must have to enter their roll number, registered ID and password to check their result.

The result contain the roll number of qualified candidates. Candidates who are 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.

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

Displaying 109 Comments
  1. Anusha Sontakke says:

    can I apply for IISCER entrance test if currently I am studying in class 12th?

  2. Mahabir singh says:

    When vetenary counselling will start through neet

  3. G KASIRAMAN says:

    Where can I see the results of Admission 2020 entrance test?

  4. kavita says:

    when will iiser declare the qualified candidates list of scb channel

  5. Rohit Sukhadeo Adhau says:

    Scb result date or how i know i am select foe iiser

  6. Neel says:

    I belongs to obc ncl catagory and got 90 marks in SCB IAT. Should I get admission in IISER Pune?

  7. Anjana joshy says:

    I haven’t uploaded plus two mark sheet.Can i upload that marks anyway?

  8. 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?

  9. Prachiti says:

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

  10. lakshmi says:

    how can I download my confirmation page of application?

  11. Anagha says:

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

  12. 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

  13. 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?

  14. Vinay sharma says:

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

  15. 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….

  16. Dev says:

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

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