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Indian Institute of Science (IISc) B.Sc. Admissions 2018

Updated On: JUN 14TH, 2017
IISc BS Admission 2018

Indian Institute of Science (IISc) is widely regarded as India's finest institution in the field of sciences and has been ranked at number 11 and 18 worldwide (and ranked 3rd and 6th in Asia). IISc has been ranked number 1 and 4 in the BRICS and Asian region respectively while considering the criteria of Papers per Faculty in 2015. IISc has also been ranked 6th in the criteria of research by the Times Higher Education Rankings for the BRICS & Emerging Economies Rankings 2016 IISc has made significant contribution to advanced computing, space, and nuclear technologies.

The notification for the KVPY Fellowship appears in all the national dailies normally on the [Technology Day] (May 11) and the Second Sunday of July every year. Selection to the BS program at IISc is done on the basis of marks secured in Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana (KVPY) exam / IIT mains/ IIT advanced/ AIPMT.

Depending on their performance in national examinations such as KVPY, IITJEE (Main and Advanced), and AIPMT, students will be able to avail themselves of the standard fellowships offered by agencies such as KVPY and DST-INSPIRE.

  • Mode of Application



    01st Feb, 2018 - 29th May, 2018

Important Dates

Commencement of submission of online applications 01st Feb, 2018
Last date for submission of online applications 29th Apr, 2018

Eligibility Criteria


BACHELOR OF SCIENCE (BS): The 4year Bachelor of Science (Research) Programme is organized into eight semesters. The final semester is devoted exclusively to a research project.

The following major disciplines are available in the Bachelor of Science (Research) Programme:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Earth & Environmental Science
  • Materials
  • Mathematics
  • Physics

Eligibility criteria:

  • A pass in +2 level examination with minimum 60% aggregate marks with Physics, Maths and Chemistry as compulsory subjects.
  • SC/ST candidates just need to pass (no minimum marks)

How to apply?


STEP 1: Apply online by visiting the official website of IISc.

STEP 2: Complete and submit the application form.

NOTE: The application fee is Rs.500/- for GN/OBC/KM candidates and Rs.250/- for SC/ST/PH categories.

Selection Process


  1. KVPY: KVPY-SA [appeared in 2015, and selected for the Fellowship] / KVPY-SB [appeared in 2016, and selected for the Fellowship] / KVPY-SX [appeared in 2017, and selected for the Fellowship] / KVPY Fellows selected through the Empowerment Initiative for SC/ST candidates [appeared in 2015 for SA, 2016 for SB/SX, and selected for the Fellowship]
  2. (IIT)JEE-Main: Appearing in 2018 and securing a minimum of 60% (GN), 54% (OBC-NCL), 30% (SC/ST/PH).
  3. (IIT)JEE-Advanced: Appearing in 2018 and securing a minimum of 60% (GN), 54% (OBC-NCL), 30% (SC/ST/PH).
  4. AIPMT: Appearing in 2018 and securing a minimum of 60% (GN), 54% (OBC-NCL), 30% (SC/ST/PH).

The merit list is based on 75% weight-age for Aptitude Test marks and 25% weight-age for the interview marks in the streams SA, SB and SX.

Reservation for SC/ST/OBC/Physically-Handicapped (PH) and Kashmiri-Migrant (KM) candidates: As per Government of India regulations, and following the National List.

KVPY Exam Pattern

  • Paper in 2 parts 1 & 2.
  • Attempt any 3 subjects in part 1.
  • Attempt any 2 subjects in part 2.
  • 3 hours duration.
SubjectWeightage in Part - 1Weightage in Part - 2
Mathematics20 questions-1 mark each10 questions-2 marks each
Physics20 questions-1 mark each10 questions-2 marks each
Chemistry20 questions-1 mark each10 questions-2 marks each
Biology20 questions-1 mark each10 questions-2 marks each



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