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IISER 2019 Eligibility, Exam Dates, Registration and Paper Pattern

Updated On - October 12th 2018 by DEEKSHA

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 2019 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.

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  • 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 2019 Application Form till the June 12, 2019 (SCB), August 31, 2018 (KVPY) & last week of May 2019 (JEE Advanced).
  • The entrance exam is to be held in the month of July 2019 in the first week.

IISER 2019 Dates

The tentative schedule of IISER 2019 are given below for candidates’ reference: For SCB Streams:

EventDate (Tentative)
Online Application Starts

May 24, 2019

Application ClosedJune 12, 2019
Hall Ticket DownloadJune 18, 2019
IISER Aptitude TestJune 23, 2019
Result Declaration & Registration starts (First round of Allotment)July 07, 2019
First round Registration EndThird week of July 2019
FLOAT + Second round Allocation & Registration startsFourth week of July 2019
2nd round Registration Ends & Float+3rd round allocation & registration startsFourth week of July 2019
Third round registrations endFourth week of July 2019

KVPY Exam Schedule:

Application ClosedAugust 31, 2018
Admit cardSecond week of October, 2018
KVPY Computer based test November 4, 2018 (Sunday)
KVPY result declarationThird week of December 2018

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JEE Advanced Exam Schedule:

Application ClosedFirst week of July 2019
Result Announced (1st round allotment) & Registration startsFirst week of July 2019
Registration EndSecond week of July 2019
FLOAT + Second round Registration startsThird week of July 2019
Registration EndThird week of July 2019
FLOAT + Third round registration startsThird week of July 2019
Registration EndThird week of July 2019
Float of third round of JEEFourth week of July 2019

IISER 2019 Eligibility Criteria

Following is the eligibility criteria for IISER 2019:


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

KVPY Stream:

  • Candidates have a valid KVPY scholarship commencing from 2019-2019 session.

SCB Streams:

  • Passed 10+2 or intermediate examination with science stream in 2017 or 2019.
  • 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 2019 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 May week 4, 2019.
  • Form will be filled in online mode only.
  • Candidates can fill the IISER 2019 Application Form till the 4th week of June 2019 (SCB), 2nd week of June 2019 (KVPY) & 1st week of July 2019.

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 any one)
  • 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 2019 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 2019 Application Form.
  • The barcode printed on the IISER 2019 Application form must not be tamper.
  • The printout of the IISER 2019 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 2019 Admit Card

Candidates will be able to download their admit card for a SCB channel through online mode. The admit card will be issued from the last week of June 2019. No other mode will be entertained to get IISER 2019 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.

The steps to download IISER 2019 Admit Card are as follows:

  • Log in the official site for IISER Admission 2019.
  • Click on the link for IISER Admit card 2019.
  • Provide the Application Number and Date of Birth
  • The IISER 2019 Admit card will appear on the screen.
  • Download the admit card and take a printout to be carried to the examination centre on the test day.

IISER Admissions 2019 Exam Centers

IISER Admissions 2019 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 Admissions 2019 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 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 Admissions 2019 Syllabus

IISER 2019 Syllabus will comprises of Class 11th & 12th.The syllabus of the IISER 2019 entrance exam will consist of 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, Bio molecules, Polymers, Chemistry in everyday life, Surface chemistry, The d- & f-block elements.

Recommended Books

Following are the important books for preparing IISER Admissions 2019:

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

IISER Admissions 2019 Result

IISER 2019 Result will be declared through online mode from July week 2,2019 for SCB channel by entering their roll no. & registration id.

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.

Merit List– The merit list will be released by Joint Action Committee.

Features of Merit List

  • The merit list for IISER Admissions 2019 is prepared on the basis of total number of seats which are available through the SCB, KVPY channel and JEE 2019.
  • Candidates will be allotted seats based on their name in the IISER merit list 2019.
  • 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 2019.

Seat Intake at IISER Admissions 2019

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

S. NoLocation of IISER InstituteNumber of Seats

IISER Admissions 2019 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 2019.

Here the following below table shows the previous year cut off of all the states:

Name of BoardCut- off %Name of BoardCut- off %
Andhra Pradesh95.4 %Nagaland66.5 %
Bihar71.0 %Punjab80.7 %
Goa83.3 %Tamil Nadu95.2 %
Haryana86.3 %Uttar Pradesh74.2 %
Jammu Kashmir84.4 %West Bengal78.9 %
Karnataka87.5 %ICSE92.9 %
Madhya Pradesh82.0 %AMU Board81.4 %
Manipur77.6 %NIOS83.6 %
Mizoram67.4 %Viswa-Bharthi83.1 %
Orissa71.6 %Telengana97.3 %
Rajasthan78.7 %Assam74.5 %
Tripura68.2 %Chhattisgarh76.6 %
Uttarkhand67.9 %Kerala93.3 %
CBSE90.0 %Maharashtra77.9 %
Himachal Pradesh79.7 %-

IISER Admissions 2019 Counselling

IISER Admissions 2019 Counselling of students will be done based on JEE Main, KVPY and through IISER Aptitude Test 2019 on different dates.

Steps for IISER Admissions 2019 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 2019 merit list will have to fill the application form to become eligible to participate in IISER counselling 2019. 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 2019, 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 2019 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



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Veera Kishore reddy 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
Preethi cs

I am pcmc student am I eligible for iiser exam

02 Jun, 2018 00:20
Garima Bansal

Hi Preethi, Yes you are eligible for the iiser exam

08 Jun, 2018 15:25

I hav filled my form form SCB stream. Aptitude test also includes math section. But I m purely bio stream student ? So what to do with maths section? Should I prepare for this maths section? What is passing marks for SCB aptitude test? For getting a sure seat passing marks are sufficient? Or only toppers on list get seat?

31 May, 2018 00:20
Akansha Expert

Hi Shivangi, You have to preparation for Mathematics subject as on hard word, further more details please check the last year cut off this entrance exam.

31 May, 2018 14:56

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