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15 May 2021

IISER Admissions 2021 Schedule, Eligibility & IAT Syllabus

IISER Admissions 2021 Schedule, Eligibility, IAT Syllabus, Admit Card & Merit List

Online application will be accepted through web portal http://www.iiseradmission.in/index.html

What is IISER ?

The Government of India has established IISERs at Berhampur, Bhopal, Kolkata, Mohali, Pune, Thiruvananthapuram and Tirupati to integrate and promote interdisciplinary science education and research. Over the years IISERs have been successfully attracting talented young minds. An overarching goal of the IISERs is to enable students to shape the nation by inventing and implementing sustainable solutions for societal problems through research in science. This is being achieved by our faculty of international repute together with bright students. In a short span of time IISERs have generated an incredible amount of intellectual property in the form of publications and patents.

What are BS and BS-MS Dual Degree Program ?

(i) Five-year dual degree program for science students
(ii) Classroom learning integrated with research, providing ample scope for interdisciplinary activities
(iii) Curriculum with a focus on both breadth and depth in sciences, engineering sciences and economics
(iv) Opportunity to pursue impactful research
(v) Fully residential campuses with well-equipped hostels
(vi) Access to on-campus medical, sports and other recreational facilities

Eligibility Criterion for Admission to IISERs 2021

Candidates will be admitted to IISER only through following three 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.

In view of the current uncertainties in the board examinations it has been decided that the eligibility criterion for admission to IISERs this year will stand at 60% (or equivalent) at the +2 level for General candidates and at 55% for SC/ST/OBC (non-creamy) candidates for all eligible boards. 

Students whose board examination results are not available at the time of the IAT will be allowed to appear in the examination. Their admission to an IISER, if selected, will be subject to their attaining the above eligibility criterion.

IISER Registration/ Admission Schedule 2021



Date of opening of the application portal for the KVPY stream & SCB stream


Date of closing of the application portal for the KVPY stream & SCB stream


The application portal for those appearing through the IIT-JEE channel will open 

After the declaration of the IIT-JEE results.

Opening of Application for IAT 2021

Coming soon 

Last Date for Application 

Date of IISER Aptitude Test (IAT)- 2021


Availability of Admit Card 

Coming soon 

Application fee:

Please note that the application will not be complete unless the application fee is paid online – as the form will direct you to. 
There is a non-refundable application fee of 
Rs.2,000/- for candidates applying under General, EWS, and OBC-NCL categories, and 
Rs.1,000/- for Persons with Disabilities and candidates under SC/ST category. 
The application fee for foreign nationals is USD 100.

Syllabus IAT 2021

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 sample question papers here


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
Continuity and Differentiability
Application of Derivatives
Applications of integrals
Differential equations
Three dimensional geometry
Linear Programming


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


Some Basic Concept of Chemistry
Structure of Atom
Classification of Elements and Periodicity in Properties
Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure
States of Matter
Redox Reactions
The s-block Elements
The p-block Elements
Organic Chemistry – Some Basic Principles and Techniques
Environmental Chemistry
The solid state
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
Chemistry in everyday life


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

For more info visit official website- http://www.iiseradmission.in/index.html

Latest Updates 

Online application portal is now open for KVPY and SCB channels. 
Last date for these channels: 31st August 2021.


Application process involves the following two steps: Registration and Application.
Once the 'Registration' is complete, you can proceed for the 'Application'.

Updated on 30.09.2021

Tentative start dates of first round of seat allocations:

KVPY Channel: 18 October 2021

SCB Channel: 25 October 2021

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