IISER Entrance Exam 2023, Admission Process, Number of Seats, Eligibility Criteria

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, admission process, number of seats, eligibility criteria, paper pattern, registration and application form.

IISER Entrance Exam 2023 [Table of Contents]

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), IISER Aptitude Test (IAT) and KVPY exam (no longer available from IISER Admissions 2023).

Candidates securing a rank within 15,000 in the Common Rank List of JEE Advanced are eligible for admission in IISER.

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You can also take admission in IISER through SCB Channel (Percentage in State and Central Boards). Students who are appearing or have passed (10+2) level with science stream with marks equal or above the cut off percentage in their respective boards are eligible for admission. Students applying through SCB channel will have to appear in the IISER Aptitude Test (IAT) which will be conducted at various centres across the country.

Note : A maximum of 25% of the seats in IISER will be allocated through JEE Advanced. Remaining seats will be filled through the SCB channel based on the merit in the IISER Aptitude Test.

Number of Seats in IISER

The total no of seats available for BS-MS dual degree program in IISER is 1734 with each IISER having the following number of seats :

Name of the Institute No. of Seats
IISER Pune 288
IISER Bhopal 252
IISER Kolkata 250
IISER Mohali 244
IISER Berhampur 224
IISER Thiruvananthapuram 302
IISER Tirupati 174

Total no of seats available for BS degree program in IISER is 115. Currently, only IISER Bhopal offers the BS degree program.

Course Name No. of Seats
BS (Engineering Sciences) 73
BS (Economic Sciences) 42

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 Entrance Exam Eligibility Criteria

Eligibility Criteria for IISER Entrance Exam 2023 :

  • 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 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 Entrance Exam Date 2023

IISER entrance exam i.e. IAT 2023 (IISER Aptitude Test) is expected to be conducted in the month of June-July, 2023.

Given below are the likely dates of IISER Aptitude Test 2023 :

IAT 2023 Exam Schedule Expected Dates
Opening of IAT 2023 Registration (Online Application) April-May, 2023
IAT Admit Card Download June, 2023
IAT 2023 Exam Date June-July, 2023
IAT Aptitude Test Result August, 2023

IISER Entrance Exam 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.

IAT 2023 Subject-wise Questions and Marks Distribution :

Subject No of Questions Marks
Physics 15 45
Chemistry 15 45
Mathematics 15 45
Biology 15 45
Total 60 180

Negative Marking in IISER Aptitude Test : -0.75 marks for each incorrect answer.

IISER Entrance Exam 2023 Registration and Application Form

IISER entrance exam 2023 registration and filling of online application form is likely to begin in the month of April or May, 2023.

The important points about IISER registration and application form:

  • Students who have passed/ appearing in grade 12 can apply for IISER entrance exam.
  • 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, Image uploading, Online Fee payment and Printing of Application form.
  • 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 Entrance Exam?

Steps to fill the IISER 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 Entrance Exam Syllabus 2023

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

IISER Entrance Exam - FAQs

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 students apply for admission in IISER?

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

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