How Difficult is to Get Admission in IISc, IISER? IISc UG Admission Process, FAQs

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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 Bangalore?

IISc Bangalore admits students who are top rankers in some of the prestigious entrance examinations like JEE, NEET and IISER Aptitude Test (from 2023-24). So getting admission in IISc is as difficult as getting top ranks in JEE Main, Advanced, NEET-UG and IAT.

How to get into IISER?

IISER selects students on the basis of its own entrance exam – IISER Aptitude Test. 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 UG Admission Process for BSc Course

IISc Bangalore takes admission in Bachelor of Science (Research) course on the basis of JEE Main, JEE AdvancedNEET-UG and IISER Aptitude Test. To apply for admission in IISc UG programs, eligible candidates should fill the online application form on IISc website.

IISER Aptitude Test (IAT) is introduced as a new mode of entry to get admission in IISc BSc program from the academic year 2023-24. Candidates who wish to apply for IISc through IISER Aptitude Test must apply separately at both the IISc admission portal and IISER admissions portal.

IISc Eligibility Criteria for BSc Program

The candidates must have studied Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics as main subjects in their qualifying exam along with any other subjects. The candidates must have secured a first-class or 60% or equivalent grade (relaxed to pass class for SC/ST candidates) in the class 12/ qualifying examination.

Students who will appear for the 12th standard board examination (or equivalent) and 1 year droppers are eligible to apply for admission to IISc BSc Programme.

IISc Information Bulletin for Bachelor of Science Program

Checkout IISc UG Brochure to get more details about the selection process and eligibility for Bachelor of Science program in IISc Bangalore.

IISc BSc Cutoff – JEE Main, Advanced, NEET

In 2023, the last round cut-off for KVPY, JEE Main, JEE Advanced and NEET-UG was 360 AIR (General category) for admission in IISc BSc 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 UG Admission for BTech Course (Mathematics and Computing)

Admission to IISc UG BTech program is based on the JEE Advanced merit list. Applicants must have cleared/ appearing in class XII or equivalent from a recognized board with the subjects: Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, a language, and a 5th subject.

Total Seats in IISc BTech Program : 52 [40 + 8 (20% supernumerary seat for female) + 4 (10% Foreign nationals/OCI)].

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, NEET and IAT ranks.

Will IISc consider IISER aptitude test for admission in 2024?

Yes, IISc will consider IISER aptitude test for admission in Bachelor of Science program in 2024.

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, NEET-UG and IISER aptitude test.

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 350 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 350 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 IISER Aptitude Test (IAT).

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

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How Difficult is to Get Admission in IISc, IISER? IISc UG Admission Process, FAQs was last modified: March 5th, 2024 by Rajesh Saharan

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