IISER 2021 Eligibility Criteria, Qualification, Cut off Marks – Check Here


IISER 2021 Eligibility CriteriaIISER 2021 Eligibility Criteria will be released by the authorities. Candidates those wish to take admission need to fulfill IISER 2021 eligibility criteria. IISER exam is conducted for admission to BS-MS degree program at one of the seven IISERs. Candidates can get admission in IISER through JEE Main, KVPY and SCB channel. Candidates can apply for admission through any of the three options, but they need to fulfill the eligibility criteria for each channel individually. Given below is the detail description related to IISER eligibility criteria 2021.

IISER 2021 Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility criteria for IISER 2021 will depend on the channel of admission (KVPY, JEE, SCB). Below we have given the eligibility criteria in detail.

Nationality: All candidates of Indian national and candidates belonging to Person of Indian Origin (PIO) or Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI) are eligible to apply.

KVPY Channel:

The candidates those having a valid KVPY fellowship score card commencing from 2021 academic session are eligible to apply for admission.

The additional cut-off criteria may also be applicable.

Also Check:

IISER 2021 Application Form

JEE Channel:

Candidates those belong to general category will have to secure a rank within 10000 in the Common Rank List (CRL) of JEE Advanced 2021.

The candidates those belong to reserved category (OBC-NCL, SC, ST and PWD) their category rank should be within 10000 to be eligible for the IISER admission.

SCB Channel:

Candidates are eligible those have passed 10+2 with science stream in 2020 or 2021 with marks equal or above the cut off percentage in their respective boards.

Candidates those wish to apply through SCB channel have to appear for IISER Aptitude Test which will be conducted at various centers across the country.

Click here to view detailed IISER Eligibility Criteria (Last Year).

Cutoff Percentage of different State and Center Board

Following below is the cut off mark of respective board as prescribed by IISER:

S.N.BOARDS/COUNCILSCut-off Marks (out of 500) for IISERs Admission
1Central Board Of Sec. Edu. (CBSE), New Delhi431420401385385
2Board Of Intermediate Education (Andhra Pradesh)469465452447447
3Assam Higher Secondary Education Council368364353322322
4Aligarh Muslim University Board Of Secondary & Sr. Sec. Education, AligarhNA*NA*NA*NA*NA*
5Bihar School Examination Board, Patna310305295299295
6Council For The Indian School Certificate Examinations, Delhi441424412381381
7Goa Board Of Sec. And Higher Sec.Education371355348349348
8Gujarat Sec. And Higher Sec. Education Board357335325299299
9Kerala Board Of Public Examinations447425402393393
10Board Of Sec. Education, Madhya Pradesh400391376360360
11Meghalaya Board Of School Education366337336345336
12Mizoram Board Of School Education364356332343332
13Nagaland Board Of School Education368368346340340
14Punjab School Education Board389387375366366
15Telangana State Board Of Intermediate Education, Nampally, Hyderabad468465454457454
16Tripura Board Of Secondary EducationNA*NA*NA*NA*NA*
17Maharashtra State Board Of Secondary And Higher Education342344325318318
18U.P. Board Of High School & Intermediate Education, U. P.358347339333333
19Board Of Secondary Education Rajasthan390391375368368
20Himachal Pradesh Board Of School Education Dharmashala, H. P.399388384383383
21Board Of School Education Haryana, Bhiwani405397381347347
22Council Of Higher Sec. Education, Manipur337340330358330
23Govt. Of Karnataka Dept. Of Pre-University Education, Karnataka419400346360346
24Council Of Higher Sec. Education, Odisha321321291266266
25Chhatisgarh Board Of Secondary Education375379355355355
26Jharkhand Academic Council, Ranchi314318300292292
27Jammu & Kashmir State Board Of School Education395383325303303
29Uttarakhand Board of School Education312310296292292
30West Bengal Council of Higher Secondary Education347352327294294
31Tamil Nadu Board of Higher Secondary Education431432429409409
32National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS)343332327329327

Candidates are instructed to carefully check the IISER 2021 eligibility criteria in order to appear in the entrance test. If any candidate will find ineligible on a later stage their admission will be cancelled on the spot.

If you have any other queries regarding IISER 2021 Eligibility Criteria, you can ask your queries in the comment below.

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  1. vandana says:

    Is 12th maths necessary for appearing in IISER exam2020???

  2. Pratip Muhury says:

    I have secured 74.4 per cent marks in CBSE in 2019.am I eligible for appearing in iiser exam 2020 ? Please let me know.

  3. Jwalit N Panchal says:

    Sir I jwalit already applied online date at (16-04-2020)in iiser throw SCB Channel. we are not get any intimation. In 12th board CBSE Science out of 476/500 score.we can’t apploed 12th marks also. Please give answer.

  4. shivani kant says:

    sir i passed my 12th exam in 2017 can i fill application form of iiser…….

  5. KARTIK SHARMA says:

    Sir, i scored 412 marks from CBSE ,can I eligible for it.

  6. Maneesha kristin.K says:

    I have applied for iiser admission . is it necessary to inform the marks? If it so how can l give it?

  7. Rajesh Gupta says:

    Exam date please tell

  8. Uddalak Mukherjee says:

    I’ve scored 429/500 in ISC board, will I be able to sit for the IAT exams, if yes then will I be eligible for admission if I get a descent score at IAT 2020.

  9. Akil Jaffer says:

    Sir, i will complete my Bsc next year in march… After that how can i take admission in IISER

  10. roshani katre says:

    sir i am from maharashtra in HSC 2020 i got 345/500 (OBC) then i am eligible or not plz conformation message sir

  11. Arunima says:

    Sir my younger sister has scored 70% in 12 th board 2020 so is she eligible for IISER exam?????

  12. Bhabani says:

    Sir iam a cbse OBC category I get 82’6 in 12bord can I eligible to IISER scb mode

  13. Alan Jose says:

    I paid the application fee. But yesterday I got my plus two result But I have only 80 percentage marks. So can I return my application fees.

  14. thejaswani says:

    sir , if i am applying for scb and kvpy for iiser. what is the fee for applying both ……….for both is 2000 or for one channel 2000….because in diff website diff ans that for scb-2000 and kvpy 1000………..
    kindly reply early as possible.!

  15. Devamithra says:

    How much should I pay to apply scb exam

    • Sarvgyan Team says:

      General category candidates will have to submit Rs. 2000/- while SC/ST & Kashmiri Migrants will have to submit Rs. 1000/-.

  16. Devamithra says:

    Is mathematics is compulsory in scb examination

  17. Anshikaa Baral says:

    Sir, I am going to appear 10+2 exam this year. Can I eligible to appear the IISER entrance test

  18. Rajarshi chakraborty says:

    After B.Tech can done this course.

  19. Gunjab says:

    I passed out 12th in 2017. What shout I do now in order to take admission in IISER? Help please.

  20. Shreyas says:

    Mathematics was not a subject in 12th

  21. Shreyas says:


  22. Liyana Fathima Vp says:

    I have passed 12th in 2019 with 99.4% in PCB from Kerala .can I get admission in IISER this year?
    Hoping you will find time to answer my question..

  23. Liyana Fathima Vp says:

    I have passed 12th in 2019 with 99.4% in PCB.can I get admission in IISER this year?
    Hoping you will find time to answer my question..

  24. Dharani says:

    I passed board exams in the year 2018.am l eligible for applying IISER 2020

  25. Madhumitha says:

    hiw is aptitude test useful for SCB channel

  26. Jumana S says:

    Sir,I have 86.9% in +2 board exam conducted by Kerala board of public examinations . Am I eligible to appear for iiser 2020?

  27. Nishtha Sharma says:

    I have appeared in 12th PCM(non-medical).Am I eligible FOR IISER through SCB channel.what subject combinationis needed for the eligibility.Iam expecting above 90% in 12th . Kindly guide.

  28. Silpa priyadharsini says:

    Plus two pass 2018 . Admission issue please answer

  29. Sibiya says:

    Sir,which all subjects should we consider while calculating the cut off mark



  31. Muskan says:

    Sir I have secured 80 percentage in CBSE board mp. Am l eligible to apply for IISER exam which is conducted by them separately

  32. Sakshi gupta says:

    I qualified gate xam in life science with 37 marks in general category …nd wants to do research ….so is it possible to take admission in iiser

  33. Vaishnavi Raj says:

    Sir,I have been passed out from CBSE in year 2018 with marks 426/500…in PCB,am I eligible for SCB channel in IISER?? Please reply…!!

  34. Bhumika says:

    Which class of students can attempt this exam

  35. Sushmita says:

    Is it mandatory to fill IISER forms even if you are gonna sit for Jee Advanced ?

  36. gopika says:

    I have got 410 out of 500 in std 10 in tamilnadu stat board.am i eligilble?if so 11 th and 12th how much marks should i get?

  37. Ronit Virwani says:

    I have got 74.15% (482/650) in Maharashtra HSC , am I eligible for iiser 2020 ?

  38. Soumyadeep Das says:

    Sir when will the application forms gets released?

  39. Seema says:

    If I am opting math economic s and informatic practices .can I be eligible for the iser

  40. Dhiraj kumar says:

    Sir main 2018 main i.sc Kiya hun to main iiser apply kr sakta hun.

  41. Razvi sultana says:

    Sir, I will drop one year for jee preparation after giving my board class10+2 exam because I was ill. So , if I get good rank in JEE advanced 2021, will I need to give IISER aptitude test?

  42. RINI. S says:

    Sir, I’m doing my final year of UG physics now, I’m going to get the BSC degree by 2020. I’m having 91.2% till 4th semester. Can I apply for MSC PHYSICS in IISER? If yes,How can I apply sir?

  43. Alakaajay says:

    Sir,I am studying in 12th.Does Iiser consider only the 12th mark or both 11th and 12th ?
    I am from Kerala board.
    Here our final marks are calculated by adding both first year and second year marks.

  44. Dr. Ajay Mittal says:

    Could you please guide me regarding the ranking of IISER institutes throughout India and specially for Physics. Secondly i want to whether a student can apply for all categories of admission like KVPY, JEE and IISER test of for one of the category?

  45. Krishnakumar says:

    Total seats in iiser all over India

  46. Sanchana says:

    Sir…I have passed out the secondary education inthe year 2017 ..now I’m a third year bsc physics student…still.. am I eligible for any of the three channels to get admitted in iisers….pls reply through my mail id

  47. Sanchana says:

    Is there any age limit

  48. Sunil kumar says:

    Sir I am 12th passed with 70% and with gap year of 2 year . Which channel I am eligible ??

  49. Mruganesh Sonar says:

    Does iiser also consider 12th marks or only jee advanced? And I am a diploma students without 12th so can i apply for iiser through jee advanced exam.

  50. Santhi says:

    Sir, I have passed 12th in 2019 with 447 marks in ISC stream.Can I apply for IISER aptitude test through SCB channel?When does the application portal start for the aptitude test?

  51. Srishti kumari says:

    Sir,I passed h.s.
    by Bihar board in 2019 and overal
    l marks 420/500.
    Can I appeare IAT in 2020 ?

  52. Aldhana Ismail says:

    Sir, now I’m studying in 12th .. Does the admission into iiser is based on first year result? Now I have 525 marks out of 540 in first year in Kerala board examination. What I want to do to get admission in IISER?

  53. Kunal Pradhan says:

    Sir,I have passed out H.S. exam in 2019 and I got 372 out of 500 under board of West Bengal Council of Higher Secondary Education with PCB combination.Can I apply for IISER Aptitude Test? Please inform me the exam fees for General caste student.

  54. Aal-i-Imraan says:

    Sir I passed out 12in 2018from w.b.c.h.s.e to get350 marks.Can I apply for SCB exam.I have strong intention to be scientist.Marks are below:Phys:52 Chem:80 Bios:77 Math:48

  55. Prudhvi says:

    Sir I got 963/1000 Telangana board iam I eligible and please convert my marks out of 500

  56. Raj Janrao says:

    Sir I had 1749 in SC category but 61.69% in Maharashtra state board exam can I apply for IISER, PUNE

  57. Your Name... says:

    i secured 94.67 percent in CBSE for PCM and overall 89.2 percent. i am general forward caste male.
    i have secured 93 percentille in jee mains.
    Am i elligible to write IISER aptitude exam 2019???

  58. reshmi says:

    i got 419 in12 cbsc(obc ncl)..and the cutoff is 420…Am i eligible to write exam through SCB channel. Kindly help

  59. Your Name... AMAR PRASAD KAR says:

    Sir, I have passed out hs in the year 2015 and I got 378 out of 500 under the bord of West Bengal now I am studying in Mathematics , I am very curious about Physics can I apply IISER through SCB in 2019or 2020 , please reply me in my mail id.

  60. AMAR PRASAD KAR says:

    Sir I have passed out the Higher Secondary under the bord of West Bengal Council of Higher Secondary Education inthe year 2015 and I got 378 out of 500 now I have a Bachelor degree in Mathematics and I am very curious about Physics can I apply in IISER through SCB in 2019/2020?

  61. Rohan kumar thawait says:

    Sir in class 12 cbse exam I secured 415 marks which is less than 420 marks(obc)
    I am elligible or not.

  62. Akhlakh says:

    AMU board marks for eligibility

  63. P R SUJEETH says:

    Dear sir, i have secured 385 out of 500 in karnataka pre university board exam. i m belong to SC community. whether i m eligible to get admission in IISER councilling. I also applied for IISER entrance exam. (note:- I got 32 percentile score in jeemain). please advise me as i m interested in joining IISER. Thank u sir. kindly reply in my mail.


    P R Sujeeth
    Expert PU College

  64. Aditi Roychowdhury says:

    I have appeared Class XII,2019 under CBSE Board.Can I apply right now under SCB Channel?

  65. Your Name...Tamanna Kholiya says:

    I am PCB student can I apply iiser entrance exam

  66. Arsha says:

    Sir i had applied to iiser2019.But there is a mistake in mark entered.how i can correct it?

  67. Your Name...jyothi says:

    I applied for iiser2019.but inoticed some mistakes in the mark entered.how can i correct it?is there any edit option?

  68. K R Sai Krishna says:

    I am doing my PCB from telangana state board. Till class 10 i have studied maths. Am i eligible to write exam through SCB channel. Kindly help

  69. Atharva Deshpande says:

    I’m in 12th standard with PCM group. Am I eligible for iiser 2019 exam?

  70. Gayathri menon says:

    Can I write the entrance exam (SCB channel) without taking biology in grade 12th??

  71. Tiasa Patra says:

    I will appear 10+2 in the year 2020. Can I appear in IISER SCB Channel in 2020 if 10+2 result is not published by the time when portal will remain open.

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