IISER 2020 Exam Dates(Postponed), Application Form(Extended), Eligibility, Pattern, Syllabus and Cutoff

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    IISER entrance exam has been postponed due to the impact of COVID-19. Previously the exam was scheduled to be held on May 31, 2020. Fresh dates will be announced in due course. IISER has also released the Cut off for 2020-2021 academic session on May 21, 2020. It is necessary for the candidates to meet the cut off in order to apply for admission.

    Latest: Application Form for SCB/KVPY has been further extended due to COVID-19 Pandemic. Aspirants can fill the form till June 10, 2020 

    IISER stands for Indian Institutes of Science Education and Research which is one of the famous Institution of India which offers education in the field of science & research. IISER 2020 Admission will be based on three channel- SCB (State and Central Boards Channel), KVPY exam (Kishor Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana) & JEE Advanced exam. Candidates are allowed to apply for all the three channels but they must fulfil the eligibility criteria of each channel they are applying IISER 2020. 

    • India has seven IISER Institutions and they are located in Mohali, Tirupati, Berhampur Pune, Bhopal, Kolkata, Thiruvananthapuram.
    • These Institutions correspond to 5 years dualdegree course which is known as BS-MS Program. 
    • Candidates can fill the IISER 2020 Application Form till May 31, 2020 (SCB), May 31, 2020 (KVPY) and June 15, 2020 (JEE Advanced).

    Direct Link to apply for IISER 2020 KVPY & SCB 

    IISER 2020 Exam Dates

    IISER 2020 Exam Dates

    The schedule for IISER 2020 are given below for candidates’ reference.

    Exam Schedule

    EventDate (Released)
    Online Application StartsMarch 23, 2020 (Starts at 11 am)
    Application ClosedJune 10, 2020 (Extended)
    Hall Ticket DownloadTo be announced
    IISER Aptitude TestTo be announced
    Result Declaration & Registration starts (First round of Allotment)June 22, 2020
    First-round Registration EndJune 26, 2020
    FLOAT + Second round Allocation & Registration startsJune 27, 2020
    Second-round Registration Ends & FloatJuly 01, 2020(Ends at 5 pm) 
    3rd round Registration starts July 02, 2020
    Third round registrations endJuly 06, 2020(Ends at 5 pm)
    Fourth round of seat allotment SAF begins with float/freezeJuly 08, 2020
    Fourth round seat allotment closes July 12, 2020
    Fifth round of seat allotment begins with Freeze onlyJuly 15, 2020
    Fifth round of seat allotment closes July 19, 2020 (Ends at 5 pm)
    Reporting at allotted IISER for RegistrationJuly 29, 2020
    Dates for the commencement of classesAugust 03, 2020

    KVPY Exam Schedule:

    Application starts April 24, 2020
    Application ClosedJune 10, 2020 (Extended)
    Admit cardSecond Week of October 2020
    KVPY Computer-based test First Week of November 2020
    KVPY result declarationThird week of December 2020

    Read More KVPY Exam

    JEE Advanced 2020 Exam Schedule

    EventDate (Released)
    Application startsTo be notified
    Application ClosedTo be notified
    Result Announced (1st round allotment) & Registration startsTo be notified
    FLOAT + Second round Registration starts To be notified
    Reporting at allotted IISER for registrationJuly 29,2020 
    Commencement of classesTo be notified

    IISER 2020 Eligibility Criteria

    IISER 2020 Eligibility Criteria

    Following is the eligibility criteria for IISER 2020:


    Indian National, PIO & OCI candidates are eligible to apply.

    KVPY Stream:

    • Candidates have a valid KVPY scholarship commencing from 2020-2020 session.

    SCB Streams:

    • Passed 10+2 or intermediate examination with science stream in 2017 or 2020.
    • Candidates have to secure marks equal or above the cut-off percentage in their respective boards.
    • The cut-off percentage marks is 55% in 10+2 level for all boards for SC/ST/KM category candidates.
    • There is 5% relaxation in qualifying marks for the OBC-NC & PwD category.

    JEE Advanced Stream:

    • Must qualify the JEE Advanced exam & secure a rank within 10000 in CRL (Common Rank List).
    • Their category rank will be considered, for OBC-NC/SC/ST/PwD category.

    IISER 2020 Application Form

    IISER 2020 Application Form

    Students need to fill IISER Online application through SCB (State & Central Boards) streams, KVPY Stream & JEE (Advanced) Stream.

    • Students should note that Online Application form for IISER will be available from March 23, 2020.
    • The form will be filled in online mode only.

    Step 1- Filling of Application Form

    Candidates are required to provide the following personal and academic details:

    • Full Name (as per Class X Board examination certificate)
    • Date of birth (as per Class X Board examination certificate)
    • Gender
    • Category (GEN/OBC/SC/ST)
    • Whether belonging to PD category.
    • Year of passing Class XII
    • Name of parent/guardian
    • Address for communication
    • PIN code
    • Phone/ Mobile Number
    • Email address
    • IISER preferred for counselling (select anyone)
    • Choice of IISER for admission

    After submission of the above details, an Application Number and password will be generated

    Step 2- Fee Payment

    Here are some Application Fee details which are required to make payment:

    • For General candidates, they have to deposit the Application Fee of INR 1500.
    • For SC/ST category & Kashmiri Migrants, they have to deposit the Application Fee of INR 750.
    • Candidates can pay the fee through online or offline mode.
    • The fee is non-refundable.

    Step 3- Upload Photograph

    After successful payment of the application fee, applicants are required to upload a photograph according to the following specifications:

    • Must be recent, coloured passport size photograph
    • Format: jpg
    • Size: not be more than 1MB
    • The file name should have alphanumeric characters only

    Step 4- Submission

    • Once the entire process is complete, submit the online IISER 2020 Application Form and take a printout of the same on A4 size paper.
    • Signature of the candidate and a parent/ guardian is compulsory on the printout of the IISER 2020 Application Form.
    • The barcode printed on the IISER 2020 Application form must not be tamper.
    • The printout of the IISER 2020 Application Form and the bank slip of payment of IISER examination fee must be taken safely by the candidate as they are required to be produced at the time of counselling.

    IISER 2020 Admit Card

    IISER 2020 Admit Card

    Candidates will be able to download their admit card for the SCB channel through online mode. No other mode will be entertained to get IISER 2020 Admit Card. Without an admit card, candidates will not be allowed to enter in the exam centre. Candidates have to bring a valid admit card along with the filled application form, print copy in the examination hall.

    Steps to download IISER 2020 Admit Card are as follows:

    Step 1: Log in the official site for IISER Admission 2020.

    Step 2: Click on the link for IISER Admit card 2020.

    Step 3: Provide the Application Number and Date of Birth

    Step 4: The IISER 2020 Admit card will appear on the screen.

    Step 5: Download the admit card and take a printout to be carried to the examination centre on the test day.

    IISER 2020 Exam Centers

    IISER Admissions 2020 aptitude test will be conducted in the following test centre cities:

    Bangalore Indian Institute of Science Kendriya Vidyalaya, Bangalore 
    Bhubaneswar National Institute Science Education and Research Bhubaneswar 
    Bhopal Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Bhopal 
    Baroda The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda 
    Chennai Indian Institute of Technology Madras 
    Delhi Indian Institute of Technology Delhi 
    Guwahati Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati 
    Hyderabad Kendriya Vidyalaya, Uppal No. 1, Hyderabad 
    Kolkata Kendriya Vidyalaya No. 1, Salt Lake, Kolkata 
    Mohali Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Mohali 
    MumbaiInstitute of Chemical Technology, Matunga, Mumbai 
    Nagpur Laxminarayan Institute of Technology, Nagpur 
    Pune Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Pune 
    Thiruvananthapuram Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Thiruvananthapuram 
    VaranasiIndian Institute of Technology (Banaras Hindu University), Varanasi 

    IISER 2020 Exam Pattern

    IISER 2020 Exam Pattern

    The exam pattern details are mentioned below:

    • Mode of Exam: KVPY Aptitude Test will be conducted through offline mode (pen-paper based).
    • Type of Questions: The questions will be multiple choice types.
    • Exam Duration: The duration of the exam will be 3 hours (10:00 AM to 1:00 PM).
    • No. of Questions: 15 questions will be asked from each subject.
    • Total Marks: The question paper will be of 180 marks.
    • Marking Scheme: 3 marks will be given to the candidates for each correct response.
    • Negative Marking: For an incorrect answer, one mark will be deducted.
    • Subjects: The question paper will be comprised of PCMB subjects (Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics & Biology).
    SubjectNo. of QuestionsMarksDuration
    Physics15453 hours

    IISER 2020 Syllabus

    IISER 2020 Syllabus will comprise of Class 11th & 12th. The syllabus of the IISER 2020 entrance exam will consist of the following subjects:

    • Mathematics
    • Biology
    • Physics and
    • Chemistry

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

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

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

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

    Recommended Books

    Following are the important books for preparing IISER Admissions 2020:

    Name of the BookPublisher/Author
     Essential Organic Chemistry Ranjeet Shahi
     Organic chemistry Himanshu Pandey
    JEE Advance PreparationArihant

    IISER 2020 Result

    IISER 2020 Result

    IISER 2020 Result will be declared through online mode after the release of final Answer Keys. Candidates can register for allotment of seats, after the result declaration. The seat will be allotted on the basis of merit secured in the exam. The result will be different for all the categories which are through KYPY, JEE Advanced and SCB Channel. Candidates shall be offered admissions to the college as per the rank obtained by them in the entrance exam or the other way round. The merit list will be released by Joint Action Committee.

    Qualified candidates have to complete some formalities which include the Seat Acceptance Fee and other related options at the time of admission. If the candidate has paid the SAF, he/she can avail the Float facility which can be used for admissions to any other IISER, if the candidate has taken admission in one of the IISER.

    IISER 2020 Merit List

    • The merit list for IISER Admissions 2020 is prepared on the basis of total number of seats which are available through the SCB, KVPY channel and JEE 2020.
    • Candidates will be allotted seats based on their name in the IISER merit list 2020.
    • The applicant’s name will figure on the IISER’s merit list depending on the choice of programme and institute filled by the candidate.
    • Candidates will have the option to apply through different channels, but they will have to ensure that they meet the eligibility criteria laid down by IISER 2020.

    Seat Intake at IISER Admissions 2020

    Following are the number of seats at each institute of IISER: 

    S. NoLocation of IISER InstituteNumber of Seats

    IISER 2020 Cut off

    IISER 2020 Cut off

    The allotment of seat will be based on the merit list, availability of seats & candidate preferences. Candidates who applying through State and Central Boards channel, they will require to appear and passed IISER Aptitude Test 2020.

    Here the following below table shows IISER 2020 Cut Off of all the states:

    Name of BoardGeneralOBC-NCLSCSTPwD
    Andhra Pradesh468464450446446
    Jammu Kashmir395383341328328
    Madhya Pradesh400392377363363
    Himachal Pradesh401389387388387
    Tamil Nadu337437433415415
    Uttar Pradesh342332322319319
    West Bengal348353328294294
    AMU Board406406409406406

    IISER 2020 Counselling

    IISER 2020 Counselling

    IISER Admissions 2020 Counselling of students will be done based on JEE Main, KVPY and through IISER Aptitude Test 2020 on different dates.

    Steps for IISER Admissions 2020 Counselling:

    Following are the steps which are to be follow at the time of counselling:

    1. Filling of application form- Candidates whose names appear in the IISER 2020 merit list will have to fill the application form to become eligible to participate in IISER counselling 2020. If candidates are applying through different channels then they will have to fill separate application form for each of them. 
    2. Selection of College and Programme- Candidates need to fill the choice of the programme and the institute where they wish to seek admission in the application form. Depending on their rank in the merit list, candidates will be awarded the seat at respective institutes.  
    3. Reporting at Counselling Venue- Candidates are required to be present at the venue of the counselling where they will be allotted seats according to their rank and the availability of the seat in the institute. 
    4. Verification of documents- At the time of IISER Counselling 2020, candidates are required to bring documents.

    Documents Required During Counselling  

    Following are the documents which are required at the time of counselling:

    • Class 12th Mark sheet & Passing Certificate
    • Class 10th Mark sheet & Passing Certificate
    • IISER Aptitude Test 2020 Admit Card
    • Printed copy of the application form
    • Character Certificate
    • Category Certificate
    • Offer Letter
    • ID Proof

    *The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College

    Fee Structure

    • 1500


    • 750


    Sample/Mock Papers


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    Eswar chowdary

    iam expecting 80 percentage in cbse board class 12 /is it enough to get through IISER

    08 Apr, 2020 15:52
    Shobhna Chaturvedi

    Hi Eswar, yes, on this percentage, you will be eligible to take this exam.

    08 Apr, 2020 16:02
    Ashwin Rainold

    which is the nearest date that i can apply for jee main exam

    01 Dec, 2019 00:20
    Shobhna Chaturvedi

    Hi Ashwin, you can apply for JEE Main April session from Feb 7, 2020 and the registration process will conclude on Mar 7, 2020.

    02 Dec, 2019 16:12
    Veera Kishore reddy

    B.sc mathematics

    15 Apr, 2019 10:37
    Shobhna Chaturvedi

    Hi Veera, admission to B.Sc Mathematics will start from May 24, 2019. Application process will be compulsorily online and the last date for registration is scheduled as June 12, 2019 (both the dates are tentative).

    15 Apr, 2019 10:50
    Sourabh ekanath desai

    Sir i am bsc chemistry.i want to appear for msc.

    18 Dec, 2018 22:44
    Akansha Expert

    Hi Sourabh, Admission is based on the university Admission criteria for the course can you please let me know the university or college.

    19 Dec, 2018 12:57
    Akhil Sukumaran

    I Study computer science in 2 , i dont have biology ...can i apply IISER Exam

    04 Dec, 2018 13:05
    Akansha Expert

    Hi Akhil, The Eligibility is required Passed 12th or intermediate examination with science stream in 2017 or 2019. But the exam pattern includes Biology Subject too so it is mandatory to appear the Entrance exam with Biology Course.

    04 Dec, 2018 15:22
    Adarsh Patil

    I am studying in 12th STD with PCB group... I want to qualify this exam...Maths is essential or not?

    15 Jul, 2018 04:09
    Akansha Expert

    Hi Adarsh, Please check this given Below for getting the Eligibility for the Entrance Exam:-

    • Passed 10+2 or intermediate examination with science stream in 2017 or 2018.
    • Candidates have to secure marks equal or above the cut-off percentage in their respective boards.
    • The cut-off percentage marks is 55% in 10+2 level for all boards for SC/ST/KM category candidates.
    • There is 5% relaxation in qualifying marks for the OBC-NC & PwD category.

    20 Jul, 2018 16:33
    November Reed

    Is it necessary for me to give JEE entrance test and KVPY together to qualify?

    05 Jul, 2018 21:17
    Garima Bansal

    Hi Sir/Mam, No you have to qualify one in between these two exams

    06 Jul, 2018 14:19

    I am a PCB student and want to go for a Biotechnology Couse in IISER. Can I get admission there?

    17 Jun, 2018 18:17
    Garima Bansal

    Hi Tarunpreet, Its depends upon the merit list whether you will get admission or not.

    04 Aug, 2018 18:08

    I m pcm student am I eligible to give exam

    09 Jun, 2018 15:57
    Garima Bansal

    Hi Revati, Yes you can apply for the iiser exam

    10 Jun, 2018 14:34
    Aniket dinu mate

    In IISER board marks are necessary

    08 Jun, 2018 00:20
    Ritika Sharma

    Hi Aniket, Yes board exams are necessary for IISER eligibility.

    29 Aug, 2018 18:01

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