IISER Aptitude Test (IAT)

Indian Institutes of Science Education and Research Entrance Exam

Indian Institutes of Science Education and Research Entrance Exam

Mode of ExamOnline
Level of ExamNational Level

Indian Institutes of Science Education and Research (IISERs) conduct an entrance exam in order to provide admission to candidates in the five-year-long BS-MS dual degree programme offered by them. On the basis of a candidate’s score in IISER entrance exam (also known as IISER aptitude test), he/she can secure admission at IISER located in Berhampur, Bhopal, Kolkata, Mohali, Pune, Thiruvananthapuram, or Tirupati.


Exam Highlights:


Exam Name

IISER Entrance Exam

Conducting Body

Indian Institute of Science Education and Research

Exam Mode


Official Website



Application Process and Fees:

Candidates can fill IISER entrance exam 2020 application form in online mode as per the steps mentioned below:

Step 1: Register at IISER Admission Portal


Primarily, candidates need to register themselves at IISER admission 2020 portal. For the same, candidates need to sign up using their name (as specified in Class XII mark sheet), a valid email ID, and a password. After the signup, a verification email will be sent to candidates’ registered email IDs. On successful verification, candidates can log in to their accounts and proceed towards the next step of the application process.


Step 2: Fill IISER Entrance Exam Application Form

Next, candidates can start filling the IISER entrance exam 2020 application form in online mode. It may be noted that candidates can apply from more than one channel (SCB, JEE, KVPY). However, application form and fee needs to be different for each channel. Some of the details that candidates need to fill in the form are:

• Personal details such as name, date of birth, religion, category, disability status, guardian’s name, etc.

• Education details such as subject-wise marks secured in Class XII, name of board, etc.

• Choice for IISER exam centre

• Preference for IISER campus

• Upload photo not larger than 2MB in size in png/ jpg/ bmp format

• Select Yes or No under the Float option


Step 3: Pay IISER Entrance Exam Application Fee

Lastly, candidates need to pay IISER entrance exam 2020 application fee in online mode through the secure payment gateway on the application portal.

Category- IISER Application Fee

General/ OBC NC- Rs 2,000

SC/ST/ Kashmiri Migrants/ PwD- Rs 1,000

Once fee is successfully paid, candidates can log in to their accounts and download their application form. After downloading the form, candidates’ IISER entrance exam 2020 application process will be complete.


Exam Pattern:

  • Exam Mode: IISER 2020 will get conducted through online (computer-based) mode.

  • Number of Questions: There will be a total of 60 questions, i.e. 15 from each subject (Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Mathematics.).

  • Questions Type: The question paper will consist of Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ).

  • Duration: The exam duration will be 3 hours.

  • Marking Scheme: Each correct answer will be of 3 marks.

  • Negative Marking: 1 mark will get deducted for every wrong answer.


  • Nationality: Indian Citizens, Person of Indian Origin (PIO) & Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) candidates are eligible to apply for IISER Admission 2020.

  • KVPY Channel: In this category, candidates need to have a valid KVPY fellowship commencing 2020-21. Candidates will also have to meet cut-off criteria which will be applicable (in addition).

  • JEE Advanced Channel: Candidates of general category will have to qualify JEE Advanced 2020 and will have to obtain rank within 10000 in Common Rank List (CRL). For SC/ ST/ PWD/ OBC-NCL categories, the category rank will be considered.

  • SCB Channel Qualification: Candidates must have passed/appeared for an intermediate examination with science stream in 2019 or 2020.

  • Mandatory (SCB): Candidates will have to score more or equal to the cut-off percentage in their respective boards.

  • Cut-off (SCB): The cut-off percentage for intermediate prescribed by the board must be obtained in order to be eligible.

  • Appling (SCB): Students applying through SCB Channel will have to appear in IISER Aptitude Test 2020.

  • Mathematics: The questions will be from topics such as Sets, Number System, Relation & Functions, Trigonometry, Probability, Matrices & all topics of class 11th  & 12th NCERT books.

  • Physics: The questions will be from topics as Kinematics, Electrostatic, thermodynamics, Oscillations, Electromagnetic Waves, Optics, and much more.

  • Chemistry: Some basic topics will be Equilibrium, Hydrogen, s-Block Elements, p-Block Elements, Surface Chemistry, Biomolecules and etc.

  • Biology: It will relate to topics such as Plant Physiology, Human Physiology, Reproduction, Genetic & Evolution, and so on.

Application Start Date :

23rd March 2020

Application End Date :

8th July 2020

Exam Date :

12th August 2020

Result Date :
Conducted By :

Indian Institutes of Science Education and Research (IISERs)

Official Website : https://www.iiseradmission.in