How to get admission in IISER? – 2020 Updates

IISER admission 2020 : The world is bursting with the aura of innovations, and the youth are a major reason behind it. IISER is a thriving and beautiful place for such a kind. Because of this, most of these young aspiring scientists find studying in IISER as a dream come true. This year again, lakhs of students have waited for the IISER Admission 2020.

The whole world knows about IISER graduates. Huge companies look for them because of their intelligent minds. The institute is extremely famous. This is because of it’s quality teaching.


IISER is also known as Indian Institute of Science Education and Research. It is a group of autonomous institutions under the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) Government of India. It has 7 branches in different cities, but all were not founded at the same time. The branches are Behrampur, Bhopal, Kolkata, Mohali, Pune, Thiruvananthapuram and Tirupati. IISER foundation was laid with IISER Pune in 2006, and it was the first IISER to be founded.

IISER Pune is not only the most developed IISER but also ranks as the second top research institute in India. After that, in 2007, IISER Kolkata and IISER Mohali were founded, which are also among the top research colleges in India. In 2008, IISER Bhopal was founded and has been developing at a quick rate since then. At last, in the recent years IISER Thiruvananthapuram, IISER Tirupati and IISER Behrampur were founded.


– Candidates who have passed 10+2 or equivalent level exam in 2019 or 2020, but in Science stream only are eligible to apply for admissions.

– Candidates will be admitted to IISER only through the following three examinations:-

1. Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana: 25 per cent of the seats are filled via this exam result. Candidates who have a valid KVPY Fellowship for the particular academic year of 2020-2021 are eligible to apply for admissions.

2. Joint Entrance Examination (JEE Advanced) of the Indian Institutes of Technology, (but not through JEE Mains): 25 per cent of the seats are filled via this exam result. Candidates in the General category should secure a rank within 10,000 in the Common Rank List (CRL) of JEE Advanced. For candidates belonging to the reserved categories, their category rank should be within 10,000.

3. State and Central Boards (SCB): 50 per cent of the seats are filled via this exam result. But the candidates should have passed the 10+2 examination with Science Stream in 2019 or 2020. Students applying through this channel will have to appear in the IISER Aptitude Test.

But there is one additional cut-off criteria applicable for all the 3 channels above. The candidate needs to be in the top 20 percentile of the 10+2 Board examination of the respective Boards.


Following are the latest updates on the website

1) IISER has postponed the IAT.
A new date of exam will be announced later.

2) Online application portal for KVPY is now live. And the Last date for receiving online KVPY application is extended. The last date is: June 10, 2020.

3) Online application portal for SCB is now live. And the Last date for receiving online SCB application is extended. It is now: June 10, 2020.

4) The IISER aptitude test is known as IAT. The IAT is held for admissions through SCB Channel. But the date of the test is postponed. We do not know the exact date yet. But the new dates will be announced soon.

5) The website has released the Cut-off marks for the year 2020. These marks are according to each Council or Board.

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We do not know the date of the test yet because of the lock down. But it is always good to be well prepared. It won’t be too difficult to prepare for the exam because the syllabus is the same as JEE Mains and JEE Advanced.

Syllabus for the IISER aptitude test is given below. The syllabus generally follows the NCERT syllabus for classes XI and XII. You can find some model question papers on their website.

Units in Mathematics:

1. Sets and Functions
2. Algebra
3. Coordinate geometry
4. Calculus
5. Mathematical Reasoning
6. Statistics and Probability
7. Vectors and Three-dimensional Geometry
8. Linear Programming

Units in Physics:

1. Physical World and Measurement
2. Kinematics
3. Laws of Motion
4. Work, Energy and Power
5. Motion of Systems of Particles and Rigid body
6. Gravitation
7. Properties of bulk matter
8. Thermodynamics
9. Kinetic Theory of Gases
10. Oscillations and Waves
11. Electrostatics
12. Current Electricity
13. Magnetic effect of current and magnetism
14. Electromagnetic Waves
15. Optics
16. Dual Nature of Radiation and Matter
17. Atoms and Nuclei

Units in Chemistry:

1. Basic Concept of Chemistry
2. Structure of Atom
3. Classification of Elements and Periodicity in Properties
4. Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure
5. States of Matter
6. Thermodynamics
7. Equilibrium
8. Redox Reactions
9. Hydrogen
10. The s-block Elements
11. The p-block Elements
12. Organic Chemistry – Some Basic Principles and Techniques
13. Hydrocarbons
14. Environmental Chemistry
15. The solid state
16. Solutions
17. Electrochemistry
18. Chemical Kinetics
19. Surface chemistry
20. General principles and processes of isolation of elements
21. The p-block elements
22. The d- and f-block elements
23. Coordination compounds
24. Halo-alkanes and halo-arenes
25. Alcohols, phenols and ethers
26. Aldehydes, ketones and carboxylic acids
27. Amines
28. Biomolecules
29. Polymers
30. Chemistry in everyday life

Units in Biology:

1. Diversity in the living world
2. Structural organisation in animals and plants
3. Cell structure and function
4. Plant physiology
5. Human physiology
6. Reproduction
7. Genetics and evolution
8. Biology and human welfare
9. Biotechnology and its application
10. Ecology and environment

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