How Difficult is to Get Admission in IISc and IISER? Admission Process

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IISc Bangalore and IISERs are the most prestigious institutes for pursuing science courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level in India. In this post we will see how to get into IISc and IISER, the admission process and answer queries of students.

How to get into IISc?

IISc Bangalore admits students who are top rankers in some of the prestigious entrance examinations like JEE and NEET. So getting admission in IISc is as difficult as getting top ranks in JEE Main, Advanced and NEET-UG.

How to get into IISER?

IISERs consider JEE Advanced score for admission, but not JEE Main and NEET. IISER also selects students on the basis of its own entrance exam. If your concepts are strong, then it will be easy for you to clear the IISER entrance exam. IISER institutes are located in Pune, Bhopal, Kolkata, Mohali, Berhampur, Thiruvananthapuram and Tirupati.

IISc Admission Process for BS Program

IISc Bangalore takes admission in BS program on the basis of KVPY, JEE Main, JEE Advanced and NEET-UG exams. To apply for admission in the Bachelor of Science (Research) i.e. BS program in IISc, eligible candidates should fill the online application form on IISc website.

IISc online application portal : IISc UG Admission

In 2022, the last round cut-off for KVPY, JEE Main, JEE Advanced and NEET-UG is 241-353 AIR (General category) for admission in IISc BS Program. You can see the required cut-off in other categories here : IISc-UG News and Updates

Note : KVPY exam is discontinued from 2022 by DST (Department of Science and Technology). IISc will not consider KVPY channel for admissions in BS program from 2023.

IISc UG Admissions – FAQs

Is there any entrance exam for IISc?

IISc doesn’t conduct any entrance exam for admission in undergraduate courses, rather it selects students on the basis of JEE and NEET ranks.

Will IISc start its own entrance exam after the KVPY exam is discontinued (canceled)?

IISc starting its own entrance exam like IISER is highly unlikely as DST has cited the cost of conducting the KVPY exam as one of the reasons for its discontinuation.

How to get into IISc without KVPY?

With KVPY gone, candidates can get admission in IISc through JEE Main, Advanced and NEET-UG exams.

Can I get into IISc UG through the JEE Mains only?

Yes, you can get admission in IISc UG through JEE Main. If you score a very good rank in JEE Main but not in JEE Advanced, then you can get into IISc on the basis of JEE Main rank only.

Does IISc accept JEE Mains?

Yes, IISc accepts JEE Main for admission in undergraduate research programs.

What JEE rank is required for IISc?

Candidates should target All India Rank below 220 in either JEE Main or JEE Advanced to get admission in IISc.

Can I get into IISc through NEET?

Yes, you can get into IISc through NEET by securing a top rank in the medical entrance exam.

How much should I score in NEET to get into IISc?

You should score the top marks in NEET i.e. a rank below 220 to get into IISc.

How to get into IISc after 12th?

Candidates can get into IISc after 12th by clearing an exam like JEE Main, Advanced or NEET with a top rank.

Is it worth going to IISc?

Yes, it’s absolutely worth going to IISc. IISc is the top institute in the country for Science aspirants. IISc Bangalore is continuously ranking number 1 in NIRF (National Institutional Ranking Framework) rankings declared every year.

IISER Admission Process

IISER takes admission to BS/ BS-MS dual degree programs on the basis of Joint Entrance Examination of Indian Institutes of Technology (JEE), IISER Aptitude Test (IAT) and KVPY exam (no longer available from IISER Admissions 2023).

IISER Admission Process, Entrance Exam, Number of Seats, Eligibility Criteria

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