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IISER 2018

Updated On - October 23rd 2017

IISER stands for Indian Institutes of Science Education and Research which is one of the famous Institution of India which offers education in the field of science & research.

  • IISER 2018 Admission will be based on three ways: IISER entrance exam, KVPY exam (Kishor Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana) & JEE Advanced exam.
  • India has seven IISER Institutions and they are located in Mohali, Tirupati, Berhampur Pune, Bhopal, Kolkata, Thiruvananthapuram.
  • These Institutions correspond to 5 years dualdegree course which is known as BS-MS Program. 
  • Candidates can fill the IISER 2018 Application Form till the 4th week of June 2018 (SCB), 2nd week of June 2018 (KVPY) & 1st week of July 2018.
  • KVPY Aptitude Test will be conducted through offline mode (pen-paper based).
  • The entrance exam is to be held in the month of July 2018 in the first week.

IISER 2018 Dates

The tentative schedule of IISER 2018 are given below for candidates’ reference: For SCB Streams:

EventDate (Tentative)
Releasing of First AdvertisementFourth week of February 2018
Releasing of Second AdvertisementFourth week of May 2018
Online Application StartsFourth week of May 2018
Application ClosedFourth week of June 2018
Hall Ticket DownloadLast week of June 2018
IISER Aptitude TestFirst week of July 2018
Result Declaration & Registration starts (First round of Allotment)Second week of July 2018
First round Registration EndThird week of July 2018
FLOAT + Second round Allocation & Registration startsFourth week of July 2018
2nd round Registration Ends & Float+3rd round allocation & registration startsFourth week of July 2018
Third round registrations endFourth week of July 2018

For KVPY & JEE Advanced Streams:

EventDate (Tentative)
Online Application StartsFourth week of May 2018
Application ClosedSecond week of June 2018
Result Announced KVPY AllotmentThird week of June 2018
Registration Starts (Exercise the Float option)Third week of June 2018
Registration EndFourth week of June 2018
KVPY Float (Re-allocation of Float candidates)Last week of June 2018
JEE Advanced
Application ClosedFirst week of July 2018
Result Announced (1st round allotment) & Registration startsFirst week of July 2018
Registration EndSecond week of July 2018
FLOAT + Second round Registration startsThird week of July 2018
Registration EndThird week of July 2018
FLOAT + Third round registration startsThird week of July 2018
Registration EndThird week of July 2018
Float of third round of JEEFourth week of July 2018

IISER 2018 Eligibility Criteria

Following is the eligibility criteria for IISER 2018:


Indian National, PIO & OCI candidates are eligible to apply.

KVPY Stream:

  • Candidates have a valid KVPY scholarship commencing from 2018-2019 session.

SCB Streams:

  • Passed 10+2 or intermediate examination with science stream in 2017 or 2018.
  • Candidates have to secure marks equal or above the cut-off percentage in their respective boards.
  • The cut-off percentage marks is 55% in 10+2 level for all boards for SC/ST/KM category candidates.
  • There is 5% relaxation in qualifying marks for the OBC-NC & PwD category.

JEE Advanced Stream:

  • Must qualify the JEE Advanced exam & secure a rank within 10000 in CRL (Common Rank List).
  • Their category rank will be considered, for OBC-NC/SC/ST/PwD category.

IISER 2018 Application Form

Students need to fill IISER Online application through SCB (State & Central Boards) streams, KVPY Stream & JEE (Advanced) Stream.

  • Students should note that Online Application form for IISER will be available from May week 4, 2018.
  • Form will be filled in online mode only.
  • Candidates can fill the IISER 2018 Application Form till the 4th week of June 2018 (SCB), 2nd week of June 2018 (KVPY) & 1st week of July 2018.
IISER Application Process

Step 1- Filling of Application Form

Candidates are required to provide the following personal and academic details:

  • Full Name (as per Class X Board examination certificate)
  • Date of birth (as per Class X Board examination certificate)
  • Gender
  • Category (GEN/OBC/SC/ST)
  • Whether belonging to PD category.
  • Year of passing Class XII
  • Name of parent/guardian
  • Address for communication
  • PIN code
  • Phone/ Mobile Number
  • Email address
  • IISER preferred for counselling (select any one)
  • Choice of IISER for admission

After submission of the above details, an Application Number and password will be generated

Step 2- Fee Payment

Here are some Application Fee details which are required to make payment:

  • For General candidates, they have to deposit the Application Fee of INR 1500.
  • For SC/ST category & Kashmiri Migrants, they have to deposit the Application Fee of INR 750.
  • Candidates can pay the fee through online or offline mode.
  • The fee is non-refundable.

Step 3- Upload Photograph

After successful payment of the application fee, applicants are required to upload a photograph according to the following specifications:

  • Must be recent, coloured passport size photograph
  • Format: jpg
  • Size: not be more than 1MB
  • The file name should have alphanumeric characters only

Step 4- Submission

  • Once the entire process is complete, submit the online IISER 2018 Application Form and take a printout of the same on A4 size paper.
  • Signature of the candidate and a parent/ guardian is compulsory on the printout of the IISER 2018 Application Form.
  • The barcode printed on the IISER 2018 Application form must not be tamper.
  • The printout of the IISER 2018 Application Form and the bank slip of payment of IISER examination fee must be taken safely by the candidate as they are required to be produced at the time of counselling.

IISER 2018 Admit Card

Candidates will be able to download their admit card for a SCB channel through online mode. The admit card will be issued from the last week of June 2018. No other mode will be entertained to get IISER 2018 Admit Card. Without an admit card, candidates will not be allowed to enter in the exam centre. Candidates have to bring a valid admit card along with the filled application form, print copy in the examination hall.

The steps to download IISER 2018 Admit Card are as follows:

IISER admit card

  • Log in the official site for IISER Admission 2018.
  • Click on the link for IISER Admit card 2018.
  • Provide the Application Number and Date of Birth
  • The IISER 2018 Admit card will appear on the screen.
  • Download the admit card and take a printout to be carried to the examination centre on the test day.

IISER Admissions 2018 Exam Centers

IISER Admissions 2018 aptitude test will be conducted in the following test centre cities:

Bangalore Indian Institute of Science Kendriya Vidyalaya, Bangalore 
Bhubaneswar National Institute Science Education and Research Bhubaneswar 
Bhopal Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Bhopal 
Baroda The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda 
Chennai Indian Institute of Technology Madras 
Delhi Indian Institute of Technology Delhi 
Guwahati Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati 
Hyderabad Kendriya Vidyalaya, Uppal No. 1, Hyderabad 
Kolkata Kendriya Vidyalaya No. 1, Salt Lake, Kolkata 
Mohali Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Mohali 
MumbaiInstitute of Chemical Technology, Matunga, Mumbai 
Nagpur Laxminarayan Institute of Technology, Nagpur 
Pune Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Pune 
Thiruvananthapuram Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Thiruvananthapuram 
VaranasiIndian Institute of Technology (Banaras Hindu University), Varanasi 

IISER Admissions 2018 Exam Pattern

The exam pattern details are mentioned below:

  • Mode of Exam: KVPY Aptitude Test will be conducted through offline mode (pen-paper based).
  • Type of Questions: The questions will be multiple choice types.
  • Exam Duration: The duration of the exam will be 3 hours (10:00 AM to 1:00 PM).
  • No. of Questions: 15 questions will be asked from each subject.
  • Total Marks: The question paper will be of 180 marks.
  • Marking Scheme: 3 marks will be given to the candidates for each correct response.
  • Negative Marking: For incorrect answer, one mark will be deducted.
  • Subjects: The question paper will be comprised of PCMB subjects (Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics & Biology).
SubjectNo. of QuestionsMarksDuration
Physics15453 hours

IISER Admissions 2018 Syllabus

IISER 2018 Syllabus will comprises of Class 11th & 12th.The syllabus of the IISER 2018 entrance exam will consist of following subjects:

  • Mathematics
  • Biology
  • Physics and
  • Chemistry

Physics: Work, Energy and Power, Gravitation, Properties of bulk matter, Physical World and Measurement, Kinematics, Laws of Motion, Thermodynamics, Oscillations, Waves, Electrostatics, Current Electricity, Electromagnetic Waves, Optics, Dual Nature of Radiation and Matter Electromagnetic Induction, Alternating Current.

Mathematics: Permutations and Combinations, Binomial Theorem, Sets, Relations and functions, Trigonometric Functions, Sequences and Series, Limits and Derivatives, Mathematical Reasoning, Continuity and Differentiability, Integrals, Applications of integrals, Statistics, Probability, Matrices, Determinants, Differential equations, Vectors, Three dimensional geometry.

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

Chemistry: Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure, States of Matter, Some Basic Concept of Chemistry, Structure of Atom, Thermodynamics, Redox Reactions, Hydrogen, Organic Chemistry, Hydrocarbons, Environmental Chemistry, The s-block Elements, The p-block Elements, The solid state, Solutions, Electrochemistry, Chemical Kinetics, Organic compounds containing nitrogen, Bio molecules, Polymers, Chemistry in everyday life, Surface chemistry, The d- & f-block elements.

Recommended Books

Following are the important books for preparing IISER Admissions 2018:

Name of the BookPublisher/Author
 Essential Organic Chemistry Ranjeet Shahi
 Organic chemistry Himanshu Pandey
JEE Advance PreparationArihant

IISER Admissions 2018 Result

IISER 2018 Result will be declared through online mode from July week 2,2018 for SCB channel by entering their roll no. & registration id.

Candidates can register for allotment of seats, after the result declaration. The seat will be allotted on the basis of merit secured in the exam.

Merit List– The merit list will be released by Joint Action Committee.

Features of Merit List

  • The merit list for IISER Admissions 2018 is prepared on the basis of total number of seats which are available through the SCB, KVPY channel and JEE 2018.
  • Candidates will be allotted seats based on their name in the IISER merit list 2018.
  • The applicant’s name will figure on the IISER’s merit list depending on the choice of programme and institute filled by the candidate.
  • Candidates will have the option to apply through different channels, but they will have to ensure that they meet the eligibility criteria laid down by IISER 2018.

Seat Intake at IISER Admissions 2018

Following are the number of seats at each institute of IISER: 

S. NoLocation of IISER InstituteNumber of Seats

IISER Admissions 2018 Cut off

The allotment of seat will be based on the merit list, availability of seats & candidate preferences. Candidates who applying through State and Central Boards channel, they will require to appear and passed IISER Aptitude Test 2018.

Here the following below table shows the cut off of all the states:

Name of BoardCut- off %Name of BoardCut- off %
Andhra Pradesh95.4 %Nagaland66.5 %
Bihar71.0 %Punjab80.7 %
Goa83.3 %Tamil Nadu95.2 %
Haryana86.3 %Uttar Pradesh74.2 %
Jammu Kashmir84.4 %West Bengal78.9 %
Karnataka87.5 %ICSE92.9 %
Madhya Pradesh82.0 %AMU Board81.4 %
Manipur77.6 %NIOS83.6 %
Mizoram67.4 %Viswa-Bharthi83.1 %
Orissa71.6 %Telengana97.3 %
Rajasthan78.7 %Assam74.5 %
Tripura68.2 %Chhattisgarh76.6 %
Uttarkhand67.9 %Kerala93.3 %
CBSE90.0 %Maharashtra77.9 %
Himachal Pradesh79.7 %-

IISER Admissions 2018 Counselling

IISER Admissions 2018 Counselling of students will be done based on JEE Main, KVPY and through IISER Aptitude Test 2018 on different dates.

Steps for IISER Admissions 2018 Counselling:

Following are the steps which are to be follow at the time of counselling:

  1. Filling of application form- Candidates whose names appear in the IISER 2018 merit list will have to fill the application form to become eligible to participate in IISER counselling 2018. If candidates are applying through different channels then they will have to fill separate application form for each of them. 
  2. Selection of College and Programme- Candidates need to fill the choice of the programme and the institute where they wish to seek admission in the application form. Depending on their rank in the merit list, candidates will be awarded the seat at respective institutes.  
  3. Reporting at Counselling Venue- Candidates are required to be present at the venue of the counselling where they will be allotted seats according to their rank and the availability of the seat in the institute. 
  4. Verification of documents- At the time of IISER Counselling 2018, candidates are required to bring documents.

Documents Required During Counselling  

Following are the documents which are required at the time of counselling:

  • Class 12th Mark sheet & Passing Certificate
  • Class 10th Mark sheet & Passing Certificate
  • IISER Aptitude Test 2018 Admit Card
  • Printed copy of the application form
  • Character Certificate
  • Category Certificate
  • Offer Letter
  • ID Proof

*The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College


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I am a BSc Zoology final year student, I would like to do integrated PhD (MSc&PhD) in this subject,I need to know how to get an admission for this.

14 Feb, 2018 00:20
Sakshi Garg Expert

Hi Sneha, I am giving you the Eligibility Criteria & Admission Guidelines of IISER Pune college which is provide Integrated Ph.D. program please read the Eligibility Criteria & Admission Guidelines which is given below: 
Eligibility Criteria:

Candidate should be passed Graduation from recognized university.

Admission Guidelines:

  • 60% marks (in aggregate) or equivalent CGPA for General/OBC (55% or equivalent CGPA for SC/ST) in Bachelor's or equivalent degree in any in any one of the following disciplines: Biological Sciences / Biodiversity / Chemistry / Ecology and Environmental Sciences / Mathematics / Physics / Pharmacy / Medical Sciences / Engineering (BE/BTech).
  • Candidates in the final year of their Bachelor's degree are also eligible to apply. However, their final selection is subject to their successful completion of the Bachelor's degree with the above-mentioned requirements at the time of admission. (Scheduled to be 1st August 2017)
  • Only online applications are accepted. Incomplete applications will be rejected. All correspondence should be only through email to ONLY.

14 Feb, 2018 13:17
Tessy Xavier

Is there any entrance exam in IISER for students who have passed X ?

06 Mar, 2017 12:00

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