13 Jan 2019

IISER ADMISSION 2019 Schedule & Process

IISER ADMISSION 2019 Schedule, Process, Seats, Syllabus, Admit Card, Result & Counseling

To promote high-quality science education, research, and training, Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India, has set up seven Indian Institutes of Science Education and Research (IISERs) at Berhampur, Bhopal, Kolkata, Mohali, Pune, Thiruvananthapuram, and Tirupati.

Degree Programmes

BS-MS (Dual Degree)

It is a five-year degree program for bright and motivated science students who have passed class 10+2 or equivalent. The program integrates classroom learning with research and provides ample scope for multidisciplinary interactions. The program consists of core courses in basic sciences and specialization in chosen subjects along with an MS research project. The training during the program enables students to pursue careers in academia, R&D institutes, and industries.

*Additionally, IISER Bhopal offers four year BS programmes in Economics and Engineering Sciences.Mathematics at 10+2 level is mandatory for candidates seeking admission to both these BS programmes.


KVPY scholars admitted to IISERs would draw fellowship as per KVPY norms. In addition, a limited number of INSPIRE scholarships will be available for candidates admitted through JEE Advanced and SCB channel as applicable as per the norms prescribed by DST INSPIRE scheme. This supersedes all earlier announcements regarding scholarship.

Admission Schedule-

The admission process to the BS and BS-MS (Dual-Degree) programmes of IISERs for the year 2019 will start by April 2019. 


There are three channels of admission. Candidates will be admitted to IISER only through these channels.
1. Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana (KVPY) channel
2. Joint Entrance Examination (JEE-Advanced) of the Indian Institutes of Technology
3. State and Central Boards Channel (SCB)
These channels will be referred to as KVPY, JEE and SCB, respectively.

Indian nationals and students belonging to PIO or OCI category are eligible to apply provided they satisfy the eligibility criteria described below.

KVPY Channel

Candidates having a valid KVPY fellowship commencing from 2019-20 academic session are eligible to apply for admissions. Additional cut-off criteria are applicable. Please see the cut-off criteria here.

Application portal opens at 9 AM Sunday, May 26, 2019 
To apply online- Click here

JEE-Advanced Channel

Candidates in General category securing a rank within 10000 in the Common Rank List (CRL) of JEE Advanced 2019 are eligible to apply. For candidates belonging to the reserved category (OBC-NC, SC, ST, PD), their category rank should be within 10000. Additional cut-off criteria are applicable. Please see the cut-off criteria here.

SCB Channel

Students who have passed 10+2 level with science stream in 2018 or 2019 are eligible to apply for admissions and appear for IAT 2019.
However, they will be considered for admissions to the degree programmes only if they obtain the cut-off marks specified for their board. Please see the cut-off criteria here.

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.

Aptitude Test (IAT) 2019 

IISER Aptitude Test (IAT) 2019 will be conducted in fully computer-based test mode. IAT 2019 is likely to be held in June 2019.

Syllabus for the IISER aptitude test

Syllabus for the IISER aptitude test generally follows the NCERT syllabus for classes XI and XII.
To view Syllabus- Click here

Important Dates

Following are tentative dates for various activities in the admission process.

Announcement of cut-off criteria of 10+2 board marks- March 2019
IAT 2019 practice/mock test- April 2019
Opening of admission portal- April 2019
IAT 2019- June 2019
Results/Counselling/Admissions- June-July 2019
Start of academic session- August 2019

For more info- Click here

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