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

iiser-entrance-exam-datesThe IISER (Indian Institutes of Science Education and Research) is considered as the popular organization which is of paramount importance to find a seat in science and research.IISER organizes a national level test known as IISER SCB Aptitude test to offer admission in the 5-year dual degree programme of BS-MS.  Admission will be made through three channels – SCB, KVPY and by JEE Advanced exam.

There are seven IISER Institutions present in Pune, Bhopal, Kolkata, Mohali, Thiruvananthapuram, Tirupati & Berhampur. Admission will be offered into seven IISER institutions situated in Tirupati, Mohali, Bhopal, Berhampur, Pune, Thiruvananthapuram, and Kolkata.

These Institutions offer a mix of courses such as five-year two-degree programs called BS-MS Program. The IISER 2020 Application Form is available only online. The exam is conducted each year around July. Candidates can check this article for updated details regarding the IISER Admission 2020 application, exam date, exam pattern, syllabus, and much more.

IISER 2020 Exam Date

The important dates along with the examination notification of entrance examination have been given here: –

For KVPY Channel:

EventsDates 2020 (Tentative)
Application form starts4th week of May 2020
Last date to submit an 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
IISCR Aptitude exam 20204th week of June 2020
Result announcement1st week of July 2020
CounselingJune-July 2020

IISER  2020 Application Form

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The applicants interested in pursuing various programs can fill the IISER 2020 Application Form for which online registration begins on the 4th week of May

  • Aspirants willing to find admission to the IISER Institutions need to complete the application through SCB (State & Central Boards) streams, KVPY Stream & JEE (Advanced) Stream.
  • The applicants need to provide necessary details including name, date of birth, address and contact details besides providing their email id, selecting a password and attaching photograph and signature.
  • Applicants should pay an application fee for IISER 2020 admissions in online mode using Credit Card/ Debit Card/ Net Banking
  • While application, aspirants should affix valid documents in a given format.
  • You will have a choice to mention the preferred IISER Institutions from 7 IISER to secure admission.
  • After filling admission form, they will require getting will print out of the filled-in Application Form for IISER 2020.
  • Candidates will have to upload scanned images of passport size photograph & signature with the copy of marksheet also.

Application Fee:

Aspirants should deposit Rs. 1500 and Rs. Seven hundred fifty for SC/ST Sections and Kashmiri Migrants. The fee will not be withdrawn. Aspirants can submit the fee via online and offline.

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

IISER 2020 Eligibility Criteria

The officials will announce eligibility criteria for IISER 2020 admissions.  It will specify criteria for each course which are given below:


  • Aspirants who are belonging to a nation, PIO & OCI will be considered for an exam.

SCB Streams:

  • Qualifying Exam: Aspirants should clear 10+2 examination with science stream in 2020 or 2020.
  • Minimum Marks: Aspirants must meet the cut-off percentage on their boards.
  • Relaxation: There is 5% moderation in marks for the OBC-NC & PwD category.
  • Cut-Off Percentage: For SC/ST/KM division, the cut-off marks are 55% in 10+2.

KVPY Stream:

  • Qualifying Exam: Applicants bearing an acceptable KVPY scholarship beginning from 2020 will be taken into consideration.

JEE Advanced Stream:

  • Qualifying Exam: Applicants should clear JEE Advanced exam and get a rank under 10000 in CRL (Common Rank List).
  • Relaxation: For aspirants belonging to OBC-NC/SC/ST/PWD, their rank will be taken into consideration

IISER  2020 Exam Pattern

The exam pattern details are mentioned below:

  • Mode of Exam: KVPY Aptitude Test will be done via offline
  • Type of Questions: The questions will be of objective type.
  • Exam Duration: Applicants need to attempt the exam for three hours.
  • Of Questions: Each subject will present total 15 questions.
  • Total Marks: The total number of marks will be 180.
  • Marking Scheme: Three marks are awarded for correct options.
  • Negative Marking:  The negative marking applies to an incorrect question by ½.
  • Subjects: The question paper will be comprised of PCMB subjects (Physics, Chemistry,
  • Mathematics & Biology).

For SCB Aptitude Test:

SubjectsNo. of QuestionsMaximum Marks

IISER 2020 Marking Scheme

  • Marks for Correct Answer: +3 marks
  • Marks for the Wrong Answer: -1 marks
  • Marks for Unanswered Questions: 0 marks

IISER  2020 Syllabus

The syllabus of the IISER entrance exam Will includes Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics & Biology subjects. The IISER 2020 Syllabus will be designed for Class 11th & 12th.


Sets, Relations, and functions, Trigonometric Functions, Permutations and Combinations, Binomial Theorem, Sequences and Series, Limits and Derivatives, Mathematical Reasoning, Statistics, Probability, Matrices, Determinants, Continuity and Differentiability, Integrals, Applications of integrals, Differential equations, Vectors, Three-dimensional geometry.


Physical World and Measurement, Kinematics, Laws of Motion, Work, Energy and Power, Gravitation, Properties of bulk matter, Thermodynamics, Oscillations, Waves, Electrostatics, Current Electricity, Electromagnetic Induction, Alternating Current, Electromagnetic Waves, Optics, Dual Nature of Radiation and Matter.


Some Basic Concept of Chemistry, Structure of Atom, Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure, States of Matter, Thermodynamics, Redox Reactions, Hydrogen, The s-block Elements, The p-block Elements, Organic Chemistry, Hydrocarbons, Environmental Chemistry, The solid state, Solutions, Electrochemistry, Chemical Kinetics, Surface chemistry, The d- & f-block elements, Organic compounds containing nitrogen’s, Biomolecules, Polymers, Chemistry in everyday life.


Diversity in the living world, a Structural organization in animals and plants, Cell structure and function, Plant Physiology, Human Physiology, Reproduction, Genetics and evolution, Biology and human welfare, Biotechnology, and its application, Ecology, and environment.

IISER Admission 2020 Preparation Tips

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

  • 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 admit card of IISER 2020 will be issued online through the official link available on the page.

The IISER 2020 Admit Card will be released through online mode. Candidates will have to log in 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 center, exam & other exam instructions. The admit card can be downloaded by logging registration number and password. The admit card is the required document to appear for the exam.

  • They need to verify the information in the admit card and in case of difference and must be brought to the notice of officials.
  • Take the Admit Card to the Examination Centre with a copy of latest passport size photograph.
  • Allowance to appear in the examination will be based on aspirant’s eligibility requirements. Those who have applied for IISER 2020 admit card can download through the link as per the scheduled date and time.
  • Without the admit card aspirants will not be allowed to take the exam.
  • The admit card for SCB channel aptitude test will be issued from the third week of June 2020.

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 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.

IISER 2020 Cut Off

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

It will be based on various factors like a 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 Result

IISER 2020 Result will be published via online process.

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.

  • Aspirants may view their results from the 2nd week of July 2020 for SCB channel. They need to give their roll no. & registration id.
  • After the result is out, aspirants will be registering for allotment of seats.
  • The seat is filled with merit secured in the exam.

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 by reservation policy and various other factors.

IISER Admission 2020

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The 50% seats of IISERs Institutions will be filled because of JEE Advanced & KVPY scores. The vacant seats will be occupied on the instruction of State & Central Boards as per IISER Aptitude Test 2020.

  • Students who had opted for these centers during the registration process will be provided with a seat. The allotment of seat will be on the merit list, number of seats and choice filling.
  • The concerned authority will not issue any IISER cut-off list for admission, and the criteria for admission is such that aspirants clearing KVPY & JEE Advanced exam will be finalized for IISERs.

Documents Required at the time of Admission: 

Class 10th Mark sheet & Passing Certificate

  • Class 12th Mark sheet & Passing Certificate
  • A printed copy of the Application Form
  • IISER Aptitude Test 2020 Admit Card
  • Category Certificate
  • Character Certificate
  • ID Proof
  • Offer Letter

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