What is IISER Exam
Indian Institutes of Science Education and Research (IISERs) conduct an entrance exam in order to provide admission to candidates in five-year long BS-MS dual degree programme offered by them.
On the basis of a candidate’s score in IISER entrance exam (also known as IISER aptitude test), he/she can secure admission at IISER located in Berhampur, Bhopal, Kolkata, Mohali, Pune, Thiruvananthapuram, Tirupati.
Exam Pattern of IISER Entrance Exam
Biology: 15 Questions.
Chemistry: 15 Questions.
Mathematics: 15 Questions.
Physics: 15 Questions.
Total: 60 Questions.
Marking Scheme: Candidates will be awarded three marks for each correct answer. There will be negative marking of one mark for each incorrect answer.
IISERs and Locations
Admission into IISERS
As of October 2018, IISERs admit 1325 students in total each year for their dual degree BS-MS Program. For each channel of admission below, additional cut-off criteria of respective IISERs are applicable. Candidates satisfying any of the following criteria are eligible for applying:
KVPY channel: Candidates having a valid KVPY fellowship.
JEE (Advanced) channel: Candidates in General category securing a rank within 10000 in the Common Rank List (CRL) of the JEE Advanced are eligible to apply. For candidates belonging to reserved category (OBC Non-Creamy Layer, SC, ST, Persons with Disability (PD)), their category rank should be within 10000.
State and Central Boards Channel (SCB): Candidates who have passed (10+2) level with science stream with marks equal to or above the cut off percentage in their respective boards as given in the table below are eligible to apply for the IISER Aptitude Test (IAT). For the candidates belonging to the Non-Creamy Layer of the Other Backward Classes (OBCNC) and Persons with Disability (PD) categories, there is a 5% relaxation. The cut-off percentage for the Scheduled Castes (SC), the Scheduled Tribes (ST) and Kashmiri Migrants (KM) candidates is 55% in (10+2) level for all boards. It is mandatory for the candidates applying through SCB channel to appear in the IAT. On the basis of the cut-off marks of IAT for each IISER (which are kept strictly confidential), candidates are allotted IISERs by the Joint Admissions Committee (JAC) through a common admissions portal.