IISER Aptitude Test (IAT)

Indian Institutes of Science Education and Research Entrance Exam

Indian Institutes of Science Education and Research Entrance Exam

Mode of ExamOnline
LevelUG/PG
Level of ExamNational Level

IISER 2019 Application Form has been released. It will be conducted by the Indian Institutes of Science Education and Research (IISER). The Institution will organize a national level examination, i.e. IISER SCB Aptitude Test. Through this exam, admission will be offered in 5 years of Dual Degree BS-MS courses in seven IISER institutions in the country. Admission in IISER will also done through the KVPY & JEE Advanced score. Candidates can get the complete details about IISER Admission 2019 in this article.

Important Dates

Following are tentative dates for various activities in the admission process. This page will be updated periodically during the admission process. 

Dates

KVYP Channel

 JEE-Advanced Channel

SCB Channel

Sunday, March 31, 2019

 

 

Application portal opens

Sunday, May 06, 2019 Application deadline has been extended

 

 

Application portal closes at 5 PM

Monday, May 20, 2019

 

 

Downloading of hall tickets begins (tentative – earlier start date is likely)

Sunday, May 26, 2019

Application portal opens at 9 AM (tentative)

 

 

Sunday, June 02, 2019

 

 

IISER Aptitude Test  during 11 AM-2PM (tentative)

Saturday, June 15, 2019

 

Application portal opens at 9 AM (tentative)

 

Thursday, June 20, 2019

Application portal closes at 5 PM (tentative)

Application portal closes at 5 PM (tentative)

IISER Bhopal BS-MS (dual degree) & BS (Economics) Admission 2019

IISER Bhopal offers BS-MS (Dual Degree) and BS (Economics) programs in various specializations. The duration for each of the courses is five and four years respectively. The process of admissions in all IISERs is managed by the Joint Admissions Committee (JAC), headed by a Chairman and having members from all IISERs.

Application form can be filled online by visiting the official website of IISER Bhopal on payment of INR 2000 (INR 1000 for reserved categories) through electronic payment gateway. Students must note that they can also apply for admission through more than one channel but they have to apply seperately for each of them.

Course Name

Specialization

Eligibility Criteria

Selection Process

BS-MS Dual Degree

Biological Sciences

10+2 with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics / Biology

Score in JEE Advanced/ KVPY Fellowship (for Basic Sciences OR State and Central Board (SCB) merit. The candidates applying through SCB channel have to appear in IISER Aptitude Test followed by an interview for final seat allotment

Chemistry

Earth and Environmental Sciences

Mathematics

Physics

Chemical Engineering

Electrical Engineering

Computer Science

BS (Economics)

 

10+2 with Mathematics with good academic record

Key points to remember about BS-MS Admission:

  • For the candidates belonging to the OBC-NCL and Persons with Disability (PD) categories, there is a relaxation of 5%.

  • The cut-off percentage for the SC, ST and Kashmiri Migrants (KM) is 55% at 10+2 level for all boards.

  • Students applying through SCB channel will have to appear in IISER Aptitude Test which will be conducted at various centers across the country.

  • Candidate of Indian National or POI or OCI category can also apply.

  • JEE (Advanced) Candidates from General Category securing a rank within 10,000 in the Common Rank List (CRL) are eligible to apply.

  • A limited number of INSPIRE scholarships will be available for candidates who admitted through JEE Advanced and SCB channel as per the norms by DST INSPIRE scheme.

  • Students who choose major in Engineering Science will be selected on the basis of Cumulative Performance Index (CPI) to maximum 30 in each department and maximum 50 across two departments.

  • For candidates belonging to reserved category (OBC-NCL, SC, ST, PD), their category rank would be used for admission.

IISER Bhopal Integrated Ph.D. Admission 2019

IISER Bhopal offers Integrated Ph.D. program in three specializations. After successful completion of the coursework based on the advanced professional courses, students can continue with the state-of-the-art research which leads to the Ph.D. degree. However, the students, if not intending to carrying out their Ph.D. degree, can exit the program with an MS Degree after the successful completion of the coursework.

Admission is based on the marks in JEST for Physics and JAM for Chemistry and Mathematics.

Course Name

Specialization

Eligibility Criteria

Selection Process

Integrated Ph.D.

Physics

B.Sc/ B.Tech or BE degree in the relevant discipline with minimum 60% marks or CGPA/CPI of 7.0 on a 10-point scale

A valid score in JEST

Chemistry

A valid score in JAM

Mathematics

Key points to remember for Integrated Ph.D. Admission:

  • Selection will be based on Written Test / Interviews of the shortlisted candidates.

  • Students need to appear in JAM (M.Sc) for Chemistry and JEST for Physics.

  • Applicants for Ph.D. in Mathematics will be screened for an entrance examination to be held at IISER Bhopal (Bhauri Campus).

  • Candidates will be shortlisted for written test conducted in IISER on the basis of JEST Rank.

  • Candidates appearing in final year of bachelor’s degree examination are also eligible to apply.

IISER Bhopal Ph.D. Admission 2019

Candidates are invited for admission to the Ph.D. program in various specializations.

The selection procedure for Ph.D. program will be based on the performance of the candidate in the interviews which will be conducted in two rounds (Rounds I and II). Candidates shortlisted in Round I will have the option to interact with faculty members in the department following which Round II of the interviews will be conducted for the final selection. During the interviews, the candidate will be evaluated for their conceptual knowledge and the research aptitude in the respective field.

Application form can be filled online by visiting the official website of IISER Bhopal.

Course Name

Specialization

Eligibility Criteria

Selection Process

Ph.D.

Biological Sciences

M.Sc./M.Tech. Degree in the relevant discipline with a minimum of 60% marks or CGPA/CPI of 7.0 on a 10 point scale

GATE Score OR CSIR-JRF/ UGC-JRF OR NET 

Chemistry

Mathematics

Physics

Chemical Engineering

M.Tech/ME/MS Degree in the relevant discipline with a minimum of 60% marks or CGPA of 7.0 on a 10 point scale

Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Earth and Environmental Sciences

Master's (M.Sc.)/M.Tech Degrees in any of the disciplines of Earth Science/Geology/Geophysics/Atmospheric Science/ Oceanography/Geoinformatics/Remote Sensing/ Chemistry/Mathematics/Physics/Chemical, Environmental, Computer and Civil Engineering with a minimum 60% marks or CGPA/CPI of 7.0 on a 10 point scale

Key points to remember for admission in Ph.D. program :

  • A National level examination like National Eligibility Test (NET) /GATE /UGC-JRF /CSIR-JRF /JEST /JGEEBILS /INSPIRE-PhD /NET-LS /Rajiv Gandhi Fellowship or any other recognized score is mandatory.

  • The certificate or fellowship will be valid at the time of admission.

  • Students whose results for CSIR-UGC NET Fellowship or Rajiv Gandhi Fellowship or INSPIRE-PhD or any other equivalent fellowship are awaited may also apply with their roll number(s) mentioned in the application. Such candidates may walk-in for the interview provided they have qualified for any of the above fellowship before the interview date.

  • A relaxation of 5% of marks, or an equivalent relaxation of grade, will be allowed for candidates belonging to SC/ST/PD categories.

  • Candidates with MBBS/MCA degree can also apply for Ph.D. in Biological Science.

  • Candidate should not be more than 28 years of age as on 1st August 2019, however, 3 years relaxation will be given to OBC & 5 years to SC/ST/PD/Female candidates.

  • Brilliant students of B.Tech in Chemical, Computer, Civil, and Environmental Engineering with a keen interest in Earth and Environmental Science can also apply for Ph.D. program.

  • Brilliant students of B.Tech/MMBC/MCA can also apply for Ph.D. in Biological Science.

  • M.Tech / M.E. degree holders must have qualified GATE at the time of admission in M.Tech or M.E. program to become eligible for Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.

  • Brilliant B.Tech candidates with a valid GATE score can also apply for Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.

IISER Bhopal Reservation Criteria

The college follows the reservation criteria as per the norms of Government of India.

  • Seats will be reserved according to the Central Government norms (i.e., 15% for SC, 7.5% for ST candidates and 27% for OBC-NCL).

  • In addition, 3% horizontal reservation would be provided for candidates belonging to PD category.

IISER Bhopal Scholarship

  • KVPY candidates admitted to IISER will draw fellowship as per KVPY norms.

  • A limited number of INSPIRE scholarship will be available to who are admitted through JEE Advanced and SCB channel as per the norms of DST INSPIRE.

  • All admitted students in Integrated Ph.D. will receive a fellowship of INR 10,000 per month till the end of the third year (subject to fulfilling the minimum CPI requirements).

  • All the selected candidates of Ph.D. will be eligible to receive the JRF Fellowship as per the funding agency norms.

 

Category-wise cut-off marks (out of 500) for class 10+2 examination for different State and Central Boards*

S.N.

BOARDS/COUNCILS

Cut-off Marks (out of 500) for IISERs Admission 2019

 

 

GEN/EWS

OBC-NCL

SC

ST

PwD

1

Central Board Of Sec. Edu. (CBSE), New Delhi

431

420

401

385

385

2

Board Of Intermediate Education (Andhra Pradesh)

469

465

452

447

447

3

Assam Higher Secondary Education Council

368

364

353

322

322

4

Aligarh Muslim University Board Of Secondary & Sr. Sec. Education, Aligarh

NA**

NA**

NA**

NA**

NA**

5

Bihar School Examination Board, Patna

310

305

295

299

295

6

Council For The Indian School Certificate Examinations, Delhi

441

424

412

381

381

7

Goa Board Of Sec. And Higher Sec.Education

371

355

348

349

348

8

Gujarat Sec. And Higher Sec. Education Board

357

335

325

299

299

9

Kerala Board Of Public Examinations (Kerala Board)

447

425

402

393

393

10

Board Of Sec. Education, Madhya Pradesh

400

391

376

360

360

11

Meghalaya Board Of School Education

366

337

336

345

336

12

Mizoram Board Of School Education

364

356

332

343

332

13

Nagaland Board Of School Education

368

368

346

340

340

14

Punjab School Education Board

389

387

375

366

366

15

Telangana State Board Of Intermediate Education, Nampally, Hyderabad

468

465

454

457

454

16

Tripura Board Of Secondary Education

NA**

NA**

NA**

NA**

NA**

17

Maharashtra State Board Of Secondary And Higher Education

342

344

325

318

318

18

U.P. Board Of High School & Intermediate Education, U. P.

358

347

339

333

333

19

Board Of Secondary Education Rajasthan

390

391

375

368

368

20

Himachal Pradesh Board Of School Education Dharmashala, H. P.

399

388

384

383

383

21

Board Of School Education Haryana, Bhiwani

405

397

381

347

347

22

Council Of Higher Sec. Education, Manipur

337

340

330

358

330

23

Govt. Of Karnataka Dept. Of Pre-University Education, Karnataka

419

400

346

360

346

24

Council Of Higher Sec. Education, Odisha

321

321

291

266

266

25

Chhatisgarh Board Of Secondary Education

375

379

355

355

355

26

Jharkhand Academic Council, Ranchi

314

318

300

292

292

27

Jammu & Kashmir State Board Of School Education

395

383

325

303

303

28

Visva‐bharati

NA**

NA**

NA**

NA**

NA**

29

Uttarakhand Board of School Education

312

310

296

292

292

30

West Bengal Council of Higher Secondary Education

347

352

327

294

294

31

Tamil Nadu Board of Higher Secondary Education

431

432

429

409

409

32

National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS)

343

332

327

329

327

*Candidates from any board/council other than those listed in the above table of State and Central Boards can only apply through KVPY/JEE-Advanced channel. More details are given below.

**NA stands for cut-off marks are not available. In such cases, cut-off marks of  CBSE board will apply.

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All candidates who are Indian nationals and belong to Person of Indian Origin (PIO) or Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI) category are eligible for IISER admissions 2018. However, admissions at IISER are done through three different channels mentioned below.

It is mandatory for candidates to meet IISER eligibility criteria under any one of the channels for admissions 2018.

IISER Entrance Exam Eligibility Criteria under State and Central Boards (SCB) Channel

All candidates who have cleared Class XII exams in Science stream in 2019 fulfill IISER entrance exam 2019eligibility criteria. However, candidates should also score marks (in their respective boards) equal or above the cutoff percentage as stipulated by IISER (mentioned in the table below) in order to meet IISER entrance exam eligibility criteria.

Name of the Board

Cut-off

AMU Board

81.4

Andhra Pradesh

94.8

Assam

71.9

Bihar

70.0

CBSE

88.3

Chhattisgarh

74.1

Goa

82.6

Gujarat

60.2

Haryana

85.5

Himachal Pradesh

79.3

ICSE

93.3

Jammu & Kashmir

86.2

Jharkhand

60.0

Karnataka

88.0

Kerala

93.1

Madhya Pradesh

85.2

Maharashtra

76.1

Manipur

79.0

Meghalaya

67.0

Mizoram

63.8

Nagaland

63.0

Odisha

68.6

Punjab

80.4

Rajasthan

76.9

Tamil Nadu

95.1

Telangana

94.7

Tripura

60.0

Uttarakhand

66.1

Uttar Pradesh

74.3

Visva-Bharati

83.1

West Bengal

75.9

Note: For candidates belonging to OBC (non-creamy layer) and PwD categories there is a 5% relaxation in the cutoff percentage. Also, cutoff percentage for candidates belonging to SC/ ST/ Kashmiri Migrants (KM) category is 55% in Class XII for all boards.

“To calculate your percentage of marks obtained use your board’s method,” informs the official website.

IISER Admissions under Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana (KVPY) Channel

Candidates who have a valid KVPY fellowship commencing from 2018-19 academic session are eligible to apply for IISER admissions 2018. However, such candidates do not need to appear for IISER entrance exam 2018.

IISER Admissions under Joint Entrance Examination of Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT–JEE) Channel

General category candidates who have secured a rank within 10,000 in the Common Rank List (CRL) of JEE Advanced 2018 are eligible for IISER admissions 2018. However, similar to the admission process under KVPY channel, such candidates do not need to appear for IISER entrance exam 2018.

Note: For candidates belonging to OBCNC/ SC/ ST/ PwD category their category rank would be used.

Also, an additional cutoff criteria may be applicable for candidates applying under KVPY and IIT-JEE channels, informs the official website.

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IISER entrance exam 2018 syllabus is out. Check IISER entrance exam syllabus as prescribed by the institutes below:

Subject

Syllabus/ Topics

Mathematics

Sets

Relations and functions

Trigonometric Functions

Inverse Trigonometric Functions

Principle of Mathematical Induction

Complex Numbers and Quadratic Equations

Linear Inequalities

Permutations and Combinations

Binomial Theorem

Sequences and Series

Straight Lines

Conic Sections

Introduction to Three Dimensional Geometry

Limits and Derivatives

Mathematical Reasoning

Statistics

Probability

Matrices

Determinants

Continuity and Differentiability

Application of Derivatives

Integrals

Applications of integrals

Differential equations

Vectors

Three dimensional geometry

Linear Programming

Physics

Physical World and Measurement

Kinematics

Laws of Motion

Work, Energy and Power

Motion of Systems of Particles and Rigid body

Gravitation

Properties of bulk matter

Thermodynamics

Behavior of perfect gas and kinetic energy

Oscillations

Waves

Electrostatics

Current Electricity

Magnetic effect of current and magnetism

Electromagnetic Induction

Alternating Current

Electromagnetic Waves

Optics

Dual Nature of Radiation and Matter

Atoms

Nuclei

Electronic devices

Communication Systems

Chemistry

Some Basic Concept of Chemistry

Structure of Atom

Classification of Elements and Periodicity in Properties

Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure

States of Matter

Thermodynamics

Equilibrium

Redox Reactions

Hydrogen

The s-block Elements

The p-block Elements

Organic Chemistry – Some Basic Principles and Techniques

Hydrocarbons

Environmental Chemistry

The solid state

Solutions

Electrochemistry

Chemical Kinetics

Surface chemistry

General principles and processes of isolation of elements

The d- & f-block elements

Coordination compounds

Haloalkanes and haloarenes

Alcohols, phenols and ethers

Aldehydes, ketones and carboxylic acids

Organic compounds containing nitrogens

Biomolecules

Polymers

Chemistry in everyday life

Biology

Diversity in the living world

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

Note: The official website informs that IISER entrance exam syllabus "generally follows NCERT syllabus for classes XI and XII".

IISER Entrance Exam Pattern 2018

IISER entrance exam 2018 pattern is such that the question paper will contain a total of 60 multiple choice questions that candidates need to complete in a duration of 180 minutes (3 hours). Candidates will be evaluated out of a total of 180 marks.

Questions in the exam will be based on four subjects, Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, and Physics as mentioned in the table below:

Subject

Number of Questions

Marks

Biology

15

45

Chemistry

15

45

Mathematics

15

45

Physics

15

45

Total

60

180

Marking scheme: Candidates will be awarded three marks for each correct answer. There will be negative marking of one mark for each incorrect answer.

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Application Start Date :

31st March 2019

Application End Date :

6th May 2019

Exam Date :

2nd June 2018

Result Date :
Conducted By :

Indian Institutes of Science Education and Research (IISERs)

Official Website : https://www.iiseradmission.in

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