IISER Aptitude Test 2024 Exam Date, Information Brochure, Application Form

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. IISER entrance exam (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.

From 2023-24 academic session, along with IISER, IISc Bangalore and IIT Madras (4 Year BS Programme) also considering IISER aptitude test for admission in Bsc/BS courses.

Here you will get the complete details about IISER entrance test, exam date, brochure, application form, registration, how to apply, eligibility criteria, paper pattern, admission process, number of seats in IISER.

IISER Aptitude Test 2024 [Table of Contents]

IISER Aptitude Test Exam Date 2024

IISER Aptitude Test 2024 provisional exam date is June 15, 2024. IISER entrance exam is conducted in computer-based mode once a year in the month of June.

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Given below is the provisional exam schedule of IISER Aptitude Test 2024 :

IAT 2024 Exam Schedule Tentative Dates
IISER Aptitude Test 2024 Registration (IAT Online Application) April 15, 2024 (for IAT and KVPY channel), June 25, 2024 (tentative) for JEE Advanced channel
IISER Aptitude Test 2024 Registration Last date May 25, 2024 (for IAT and KVPY channel), June 30, 2024 (tentative) for JEE Advanced channel
Corrections in application form May 28, 2024 11:00 AM to May 29, 2024 5:00 PM
IAT Admit Card (Hall Ticket) Download June 8, 2024
IISER Aptitude Test 2024 Exam Date June 15, 2024 at 9:00 AM
IISER Aptitude Test 2024 Result July, 2024

IISER Entrance Exam Information Brochure [Bulletin]

IISER entrance exam information brochure (bulletin) is expected to be released in the month of April, 2024. Download IISER 2023 Information Brochure to get more details about the aptitude test and admission channels.

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IISER Aptitude Test 2024 Application Form and Registration

IISER Aptitude Test 2024 application form will be available in the month of April 2024.

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 2024?

Steps to fill the IISER Aptitude Test online application form.

  • Open the IISER application portal.
  • Read the instructions carefully and scroll to the bottom of the page and click on "Click Here to Apply Online".
  • Under "General Links", in the "To Register" section, click on "Click here".
  • Fill the registration form and online application.
  • Upload the required images of documents.
  • Choose your admission channel and pay the application fee.

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 Rs. 8,500/-.

IISER Eligibility Criteria 2024

Eligibility Criteria for IISER 2024 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 2023 or 2024 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.

Documents required to fill IAT 2024 application :

  • Class X certificate.
  • Class XII (or equivalent examination) certificate/ marks sheet.
  • If the class XII (or equivalent) marks sheet is not available now, then you can instead upload a signed declaration form - “DECLARATION BY THE CANDIDATE IN LIEU OF ELIGIBILITY EXAM CERTIFICATE/MARKSHEET” (given in IISER information brochure). Fill up the form, sign it, scan it and then upload. The scanned copies of the actual marks sheet must be uploaded on or before 7th July 2024, failing which you will not be allotted a seat in any of the IISERs.
  • Category certificate (if applying under EWS, OBC, SC/ ST, PwD category).

IISER Aptitude Test Pattern 2024

The IISER Aptitude Test 2024 (IAT-2024) 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.

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IISER Admission Channels 2024

The admission in IISER will be conducted on the basis of three channels:

  • Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana (KVPY) Channel [No longer available as KVPY exam is discontinued from 2022]
  • Joint Entrance Examination (Advanced) of the Indian Institutes of Technology Channel
  • IISER Aptitude Test (IAT) Channel

Candidates can apply through IAT or JEE channels, provided they satisfy the overall eligibility conditions and specific eligibility criteria for these channels.

IISER Admission Process 2024 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. IISER Aptitude Test will be conducted in online mode. KVPY admissions are no longer valid as the scheme is discontinued by the department of science and technology.

How to get admission in IISER through JEE? What JEE rank is required for admission in IISER?

Candidates who clear JEE Advanced exam are eligible for admission in IISER. Candidates are not eligible for admission in IISER through JEE Main only. Candidates seeking admission in IISER through JEE should have a rank within 15,000 in the common rank list or in the respective category rank lists (GEN-EWS/OBC-NCL/SC/ST/PwD).

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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 the IISER Aptitude Test. Admission in IISER doesn't happen just on the basis of marks in board exams. Minimum 60% marks in class 12 boards is required to be eligible for admission in IISER.

Number of Seats in IISER 2024

As per the IISER 2023 seat matrix, the total number of seats in IISER is 1748 for BS-MS dual degree program with each IISER having the following number of seats :

IISER Institute Total Seats in IISER 2024
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.

IISER Bhopal No. of Seats
BS (Engineering Sciences) 60
BS (Economic Sciences) 30

Number of seats in IISER through IAT : 75% of seats in IISER will be filled through the IAT channel. A maximum of 25% of the seats in IISER will be allocated through JEE Advanced.

IISER Aptitude Test Syllabus 2024

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

IISER Aptitude Test for IISc Bangalore

IISER Aptitude Test is the new admission channel for IISc Bangalore Bachelor of Science (Research) program from 2023. Candidates interested in admission in IISc through IISER Aptitude Test must apply separately at both the IISc admission portal and IISER application portal.

IISER Aptitude Test for Admission in IIT Madras

IIT Madras will admit students on the basis of IISER Aptitude Test for admission in BS-Medical Sciences and Engineering program. Candidates interested in admission in IIT Madras through IISER Aptitude Test must apply separately at both the IIT Madras admission portal and IISER application portal.

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.

How much percentage is required in class 12th for IISER?

Class 12 marks matter in IISER. 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.

Is PCMB compulsory for IAT exam?

PCMB in class 12 is not compulsory to take the IAT exam. Both PCM and PCB students can apply for IAT. However, PCMB students will have a slight advantage in the exam as IAT asks questions from both Math and Biology.

Can I give IISER aptitude test without biology? Is biology optional in IISER?

Though Biology is not compulsory in class 12 to give IISER aptitude test, it is not an optional subject in IAT exam. You have to attempt Biology, Math, Physics, Chemistry, all 4 subjects in the IISER aptitude test.

Can I skip biology in IISER?

No, you can't skip Biology in IISER aptitude test. There will be 15 questions from Biology in the IISER exam. You will lose 60 marks if you skip Biology in the IAT exam.

Can I skip Math in IISER?

No, you can't skip Math in IISER aptitude test. There will be 15 questions from Math in the IISER exam. You will lose 60 marks if you skip Math in the IAT exam.

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 droppers appear for IISER Aptitude Test?

Yes, 1 year dropper after class 12 can appear for IISER aptitude test. If you think you can prepare better for IAT by taking a drop, without worrying about school and board exams, then you can take a drop for IISER Aptitude Test.

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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