IISER Entrance Exam Date 2023, Registration, Application Form, Eligibility Criteria

Last Updated : March 17, 2023.

Latest News : IISER Aptitude Test on 17 June, 2023. Registration from 15 April, 2023. From 2023-24 academic session, along with IISER, IISc Bangalore will also consider IISER aptitude test for admission in Bsc programme.

To get high quality Science education, Government of India, has set up seven Indian Institutes of Science Education and Research (IISERs) at Pune, Bhopal, Kolkata, Mohali, Berhampur, Thiruvananthapuram and Tirupati.

Here you will get to know the complete details about IISER entrance exam, aptitude test, admission process, number of seats, eligibility criteria, paper pattern, registration and application form.

IISER Entrance Exam 2023 [Table of Contents]

IISER Entrance Exam Date 2023

IISER entrance exam i.e. IISER Aptitude Test 2023 (IAT) will be conducted on June 17, 2023.

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Given below is the exam schedule of IISER Aptitude Test 2023 :

IAT 2023 Exam Schedule Dates
Opening of IAT 2023 Registration (Online Application) April 15, 2023
Last date for online applications May 25, 2023
Corrections in application form May 28, 2023 11:00 AM to May 29, 2023 5:00 PM
IAT Admit Card (Hall Ticket) Download June 10, 2023
IAT 2023 Exam Date June 17, 2023 at 9:00 AM
IAT 2023 Result July 3, 2023

IISER Entrance Exam Brochure [Information Bulletin]

IISER doesn't release a common Brochure or Information Bulletin for IISER Aptitude Test. All the information about the IISER entrance exam is available at the official website.

IISER Aptitude Test 2023 Registration and Application Form

IISER Aptitude Test 2023 registration and filling of online application form will begin from 15 April, 2023.

The important points about IISER registration and application form:

  • Students who have passed/ appearing in grade 12 can apply for IISER aptitude test.
  • Candidates have to apply online through the IISER website.
  • Candidates should register through a valid email-id and phone number.
  • The IISER application process will contain various steps like registration, filling up of application form, documents uploading, online fee payment, etc.
  • After completion of the application process, candidates are advised to print the application form and fee payment proof for any further use in future.

How to Apply for the IISER Aptitude Test 2023?

Steps to fill the IISER Aptitude Test online application form will be available after the registration begins.

Application Fee for the IISER Aptitude Exam

The application fee for IISER Aptitude exam is Rs.2,000 for General/ EWS/ OBC-NCL students and Rs.1,000 for SC/ ST/ PWD/ Kashmiri migrants students. The application fee for foreign nationals is USD 100.

IISER Eligibility Criteria 2023

Eligibility Criteria for IISER 2023 through IAT and JEE Channel :

  • Candidate must be an Indian national or PIO or OCI. Foreign Nationals can apply for admission only through the JEE Advanced channel.
  • Any student who has qualified/ appearing in Class XII (or equivalent) examination in science stream either in the year 2022 or 2023 can apply.
  • Candidates must have taken at least three subjects among Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics during their Class XII (or equivalent) exam.
  • Candidates belonging to GEN/OBC and OBC-NCL should have scored a minimum of 60% marks in aggregate or equivalent grade in the qualifying examination.
  • Candidates belonging to SC/ST/PwD should have scored a minimum of 55% marks in aggregate or equivalent grade in the qualifying examination.

IISER Aptitude Test Pattern 2023

The IISER Aptitude Test 2023 (IAT-2023) will be a computer-based, 3-hour test covering Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biology. The IISER aptitude test will have multiple choice type questions with only one correct answer. Each correct answer will be awarded 4 marks. Each incorrect answer will lead to the deduction of 1 mark.

IAT 2023 Subject-wise Questions and Marks Distribution :

Subject No of Questions Marks
Physics 15 60
Chemistry 15 60
Mathematics 15 60
Biology 15 60
Total 60 240

Negative Marking in IISER Aptitude Test : -1 marks for each incorrect answer.

What is IISER Entrance Exam (Aptitude Test)?

IISER entrance exam (also called as IISER Aptitude Test) is conducted annually in computer-based mode by IISER for admission in BS (four year degree) and Integrated BS-MS (five year dual degree) courses.

IISER Admission Process for Bsc/ Integrated MSc

IISER takes admission to Bsc/ Integrated MSc programs on the basis of Joint Entrance Examination of Indian Institutes of Technology (JEE Advanced), IISER Aptitude Test (IAT) and KVPY exam.

How to get admission in IISER through JEE?

Candidates securing a rank within 15,000 in JEE Advanced are eligible for admission in IISER. Candidates are not eligible for admission in IISER through JEE Main only.

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IISER Admission through SCB Channel

Candidates can take admission in IISER through SCB Channel (Percentage in State and Central Boards) by clearing IISER Aptitude Test.

Number of Seats in IISER

As per the IISER 2023 seat matrix, the total no of seats available in IISER is 1748 for BS-MS dual degree program with each IISER having the following number of seats :

Name of the Institute No. of Seats
IISER Pune 288
IISER Bhopal 240
IISER Kolkata 250
IISER Mohali 250
IISER Berhampur 200
IISER Thiruvananthapuram 320
IISER Tirupati 200

Total no of seats available for BS degree program in IISER is 90. Currently, only IISER Bhopal offers the BS degree program.

Course Name No. of Seats
BS (Engineering Sciences) 60
BS (Economic Sciences) 30

Note : A maximum of 25% of the seats in IISER will be allocated through JEE Advanced. Remaining seats will be filled through the IAT channel.

IISER Aptitude Test Syllabus 2023

The IISER entrance exam syllabus generally follows the NCERT syllabus of class XI and XII. Complete Syllabus of IISER Aptitude Test

IISER Entrance Exam - FAQs

How to get into IISER after 12th?

Any student who has passed/ appearing in class 12th (science stream) can get into IISER either through JEE Advanced or IISER aptitude test.

Does IISER accept 12th marks?

Candidates (GEN/OBC) scoring a minimum of 60% marks in class 12 are eligible for admission in IISER through JEE and IAT.

Is Math required in class 12 for admission in IISER?

No, Math is not mandatory for BS-MS degree programs in IISER. For admission to BS degree programs at IISER Bhopal, Mathematics as one of the subjects at class XII level is required.

Can PCB/ PCM students apply in IISER?

PCB and PCM, both science stream students can apply for BS- MS (five year) dual degree programs in IISERs. For applying to any of the BS degree programs, students must have Mathematics as one of the subjects in class XII.

Do I need to apply separately for each IISER?

No. All IISERs admit students through a common application process. One application form is valid for all the IISERs.

Can International Board students apply for admission in IISER?

Yes, Indian students from all boards, including international education boards can apply for admission in IISER.

Can NRI/OCI/PIO students apply for admission in IISER?

Yes, NRI/OCI/PIO students can apply for admission in IISER. However, there is no separate quota for NRIs in IISER.

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