IISER Admission 2021: Aptitude Test, Eligibility, Syllabus, Model Papers

IISER Admission 2021 – Indian Institute of Science, Education & Research (IISER) has published notification for IISER 2021 admission. Admission channels are via KVPY, JEE Advanced, and SCB. In addition, the institute will conduct IISER Aptitude Test (IAT) 2021. Courses offered at IISER are BS and 5 years BS-MS dual degree programs. Check complete details of IISER admission 2021 including dates, eligibility, syllabus, examination centers, registration and more here.

IISER Admission 2021

LatestFollowing IISER admission 2021 details announced – Channels of admission, Syllabus, Model Papers, Exam Centers.

Overview of IISER Admission 2021

Name of InstituteIndian Institute of Science Education & Research
IISER CampusesBerhampur, Bhopal, Kolkata, Mohali, Pune, Thiruvananthapuram and Tirupati.
Programs Offered4 years BS
5 years BS-MS Dual Degree Program
Note that 4-yr BS is offered only in IISER Bhopal.
Admission ChannelsKishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana (KVPY)
Joint Entrance Examination (JEE-Advanced)
State and Central Boards Channel (SCB)
Entrance TestIISER Aptitude Test
Official Websiteiiseradmission.in

Admission to the 4 years BS degree or 5 years BS-MS dual degree at IISER is conducted through three main channels viz. KVPY, JEE Advanced and SCB. Those who apply through SCB channel have to appear and qualify in the Aptitude Test.

Book Recommended for IISER Aptitude Test (IAT) 2021

IISER Aptitude Test (IAT) SCB Entrance Exam – 10 Mock Test + Sectional Test

IISER Admission 2021 Dates

Indian Institute of Science, Education & Research will soon announce the schedule for admissions. Expected timeline is as follows.

IISER Admission 2021 EventsDates
Start of online applicationsMar 2021
Last date to applyAug 2021
Admit Card release1st week of Sep 2021
IISER Aptitude Test Date2nd week of Sep 2021
Answer Key To be announced
Result releaseTo be announced
CounsellingTo be announced

IISER Admission 2021 Eligibility Criteria

IISER has released information regarding the minimum eligibility criteria for admission to BS and BS-MS Dual degree programs. The eligibility criteria for 2021 admissions are expected to release on the website soon. Till then, candidates can check out the eligibility as per the previous year trends below.

  • For admission through SCB, applicants must have passed Class 12 exam in Science subjects.
  • Applicants must have passed in 2020 or 2021.
  • One must have secured the minimum percentage in qualifying exam as decided by the Institute for admissions. For OBC-NCL and PWD candidates, relaxation of up to 5% in marks is available.
  • For admission through KVPY, candidates must have a valid KVPY fellowship for academic session 2021 and meet any other criteria specified by the Institute.
  • For admission through JEE Advanced, candidates must have secured a rank within the top 10000 in the JEE Advanced Common Rank Lists (CRL), 2021.

IISER Admission 2021 Application Form

The IISER 2021 application form will be available soon.

As per previous year trends, candidates are invited to apply online at the website iiser.admission.in as per schedule. It may be noted that irrespective of the channel of admission preferred by candidates (KVPY, JEE Advanced or SCB), all candidates have to register online and pay the application fee.

Check out the step by step breakdown of the registration and application process as per previous year trends below.

  1. Open the website iiseradmission.in using a compatible internet browser.
  2. Click on Apply Now at the top dashboard on the homescreen.
  3. Click on the link for new user registration and fill up the registration form to generate login credentials.
  4. Log in to the website using the login credentials generated to fill up the application form.
  5. Upload scanned copies of recent passport-sized photograph and signature.
  6. Make the payment of application fee using one of the online modes available.
  7. Verify the information on the application form & submit it to complete the process.
  8. Generate a print out of the application form for future reference & note down/memorize the login credentials.

Application Fee

Based on previous year trends, candidates are charged a one-time application fee which must be paid online during the process of online applications for IISER admission. Candidates can check out the fee amount for all categories as per the previous year exam below.

CategoryFee Amount
General & OBC-NCLRs 2000
Kashmiri MigrantRs 1000
SC/STRs 1000
PWDRs 1000

IISER Aptitude Test 2021 Syllabus

Those who apply for admission through the SCB channel have to appear in the IISER Aptitude Test as per schedule. IISER has already notified the detailed syllabus for the 2021 exam on the website. Candidates can check out the syllabus here.

Syllabus for IISER Aptitude Test 2021 is the class 11, 12 syllabus of NCERT. Detailed syllabus is as follows.

Mathematics – Sets, Relations and functions, Trigonometric Functions, Inverse Trigonometric Functions, Principle of Mathematical Induction, Complex Numbers and Quadratic Equations, Linear Inequalities, Permutations and Combinations, Binomial Theorem, Sequences and Series, Straight Lines, Conic Sections, Introduction to Three Dimensional Geometry, Limits and Derivatives, Mathematical Reasoning, Statistics, Probability, Matrices, Determinants, Continuity and Differentiability, Application of Derivatives, Integrals, Applications of integrals, Differential equations, Vectors, Three dimensional geometry, Linear Programming.

Physics – Physical World and Measurement, Kinematics, Laws of Motion, Work, Energy and Power, Motion of Systems of Particles and Rigid body, Gravitation, Properties of bulk matter, Thermodynamics, Behavior of perfect gas and kinetic energy, Oscillations, Waves, Electrostatics, Current Electricity, Magnetic effect of current and magnetism, Electromagnetic Induction, Alternating Current, Electromagnetic Waves, Optics
Dual Nature of Radiation and Matter, Atoms, Nuclei, Electronic devices, Communication Systems

Chemistry – Some Basic Concept of Chemistry, Structure of Atom, Classification of Elements and Periodicity in Properties, Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure, States of Matter, Thermodynamics, Equilibrium, Redox Reactions, Hydrogen, The s-block Elements, The p-block Elements, Organic Chemistry – Some Basic Principles and Techniques, Hydrocarbons, Environmental Chemistry, The solid state, Solutions, Electrochemistry, Chemical Kinetics, Surface chemistry, General principles and processes of isolation of elements, The p-block elements, The d- & f-block elements, Coordination compounds, Haloalkanes and haloarenes, Alcohols, phenols and ethers, Aldehydes, ketones and carboxylic acids, Organic compounds containing nitrogens, Biomolecules, Polymers, Chemistry in everyday life.

Biology – Diversity in the living world, Structural organization in animals and plants, Cell structure and function, Plant physiology, Human physiology, Reproduction, Genetics and evolution, Biology and human welfare, Biotechnology and its application, Ecology and environment.

Model Papers for IISER Aptitude Test 2021

Model Paper 1 Click Here To Download
Model Paper 2 Click Here To Download
Model Paper 3 (In Hindi) Click Here To Download

IISER Aptitude Test 2021 Exam Pattern

Indian Institute of Science, Education & Research indicates the scheme and pattern of the Aptitude Test in due course of time at the official website. We will update the page with the latest exam pattern as soon as it is declared by the IISER. Till then, candidates can take reference of the exam pattern as per the previous year exam below.

Exam ModeOffline (OMR sheet based)
LanguageEnglish & Hindi
Type of QuestionsMCQ format
Duration180 minutes
Number of Questions60
SectionsMathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology
Marking Scheme+3 for correct answers
-1 for wrong answers
0 marks for unattempted questions

IAT 2021 Admit Card

Those who apply for appearing in the IISER Aptitude Test are issued admit cards by the Institute. Based on the previous year exam trends, the admit card is expected to release on the website iiseradmission.in before the exam.

The Institute releases the admit card through candidate login. This means that applicants have to download the admit card by entering the login credentials, generated during the online application process.

Admission to the IISER exam centre is subject to the production of the printed admit card. Without the admit card, candidates are not allowed to take the test. It is also required to carry valid photo identity proof along with the admit card.

Details of IISER Aptitude Test 2021 exam date, timing & address of centre are indicated on the admit card.

IISER Aptitude Test 2021 Answer Key

Based on the previous year schedule of events, the IISER releases the answer key of the written aptitude test after the exam. The answer key indicates the correct answers to all the questions asked in the exam. It releases in two stages at he website iiseradmission.in.

At first, the Institute releases the provisional answer keys. Candidates are allowed to raise challenges against these answer keys. Detailed instructions regarding raising challenges against the answer key is indicated at the website in due course of time.

IISER Admission 2021 Merit Lists

As per the previous year trends, separate merit lists are released by the IISER for admission through the three different channels i.e. KVPY, JEE Advanced & SCB. Candidates who appear int he IISER Aptitude Test can check their result in the SCB merit lists.

Each qualifying candidate is issued a rank on the basis of performance in the exam. Qualifiers are offered admission to the courses as per their preference and availability of seats. Candidates can check the result as per schedule at iiseradmission.in.

IISER Admission 2021 Counselling

The Institute conducts counselling for admission of qualifiers of IISER admission selection stages. Last year, four rounds of seat allotment through counselling was conducted.

Details of counselling schedule, fee payment, documents to carry etc. releases after the result at the website iiseradmission.in. Candidates can check out the seat intake capacity as per last year information below.

CampusSeat Intake
IISER Berhampur100
IISER Bhopal250
IISER Kolkata200
IISER Pune225
IISER Mohali200
IISER Thiiruvananthapuram200
IISER Tirupati150


The Indian Institute of Science, Education & Research is established by the Government of India with campuses at Berhampur, Bhopal, Kolkata, Mohali, Pune, Thiruvananthapuram and Tirupati. The Institute is established with the vision to promote interdisciplinary science education and research.

IISER offer four years BS and 5 years BS-MS Dual degree through the IISER Aptitude Test which is conducted for admission through the SCB channel. In addition, admissions are also conducted through the KVPY channel & JEE Advanced.

At present, IISER offer programs in the following subjects:

  • Biological sciences
  • Chemical sciences
  • Earth & Climate sciences/Earth & Environmental sciences
  • Economic sciences
  • Engineering sciences (Chemical, Data Science & Engineering, Electrical, Computer Science)
  • Geological sciences
  • Integrated & Interdisciplinary Sciences (Biological, Chemical, Data, Mathematical & Physical sciences)
  • Mathematical sciences
  • Physical sciences


Q1. What is the procedure for admission to courses at IISER?

Ans. Admission to BS & BS-MS dual degree courses is done through KVPY, JEE Advanced and SCB channels.

Q2. Is it mandatory to appear in the IISER Aptitude Test for admission?

Ans. It is mandatory for those who apply for admission through SCB.

Q3. How much is the application fee?

Ans. The application fee amount is Rs 2000 for Gen/OBC-NCL.

Q4. On which website can I apply for IISER Admission 2021?

Ans. You can apply at iiseradmission.in

Q5. Is the IISER Aptitude Test conducted offline or online?

Ans. The exam is conducted offline on OMR sheets.


The Chairperson
Joint Admissions Committee 2021
Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Kolkata
Mohanpur, Nadia – 741 246,
West Bengal, India
Email: ask-jac2021@iiserkol.ac.in

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