IISER 2020: Aptitude Test Dates out, Eligibility, Application Forms, Registrations & more…

IISER 2020 exam
IISER 2020 exam

Indian Institute of Science and Research organizes a national-level entrance test. It is known as IISER SCB Aptitude test that offers admission to a 5year dual degree program of BS-MS. Admission is based on three channels -SCB,KVPY and on the basis of JEE Advanced exam.

JEE Advanced and KVPY are national-level based examinations that are the criteria for selection to the IISER, but SCB is a stream that offers admission to students on the basis of an entrance test conducted by IISER.

IISER 2020 Examination Dates have been shown on the relevant website of the IISER. Candidates can check their official exam schedule for various streams before applying to the IISER 2020 entrance test.

For KVPY:   

Events Dates
Activation of Application link 24th April 2020
Uploading 12th mark sheet and category certificate Last Date 22nd May 2020
SAF begins with float/ freeze & 1st round of seat allotment 1st June 2020
Closing of first round SAF 5th June 2020
Second round of seat allotment 6th June 2020
Closing of second round SAF 10th June 2020
Closing of withdrawal of SAF 14th July 2020
Allotted IISER for registration Reporting 29th July 2020
Commencement of classes 3rd August 2020

For JEE (Advanced) Stream:

Events Dates
Online application starts 1st June 2020
Last date of uploading 12th mark sheet and category certificate 15th June 2020
SAF begins with float/ freeze, 1st round of seat allotment 17th June 2020
Closing of first round SAF 21st June 2020
Second round of seat allotment 22nd June 2020
Closing of second round SAF 26th June 2020
Closing of withdrawal of SAF 14th July 2020
Allotted IISER for registration Reporting 29th July 2020
Commencement of classes 3rd August 2020

For SCB Stream:

Events Dates
Starting of application form 23rd March 2020
Last date to apply online 30th April 2020
Availability of hall ticket 18th May 2020
Last date of uploading 12th mark sheet and category certificate 22nd May 2020
IISER SCB aptitude test 31st May 2020
Answer key release 1st June 2020
Response sheet and staring of representation 2nd June 2020
Response sheet and ending of representation 4th June 2020
Revised answer key released 8th June 2020
SAF begins with float/ freeze, 1st round of seat allotment 22nd June 2020
Closing of first round SAF 26th June 2020
Second round of seat allotment with float/ freeze 27th June 2020
Closing of second round SAF 1st July 2020
Third round of seat allotment with float/ freeze 2nd July 2020
Closing of third round SAF 6th July 2020
Fourth round of seat allotment with float/ freeze 8th July 2020
Closing of fourth round SAF 12th July 2020
Withdrawal of SAF closes 14th July 2020
Fifth and final round seat allotment with float/ freeze 15th July 2020
Fifth round SAF closes at channel counselling closes 19th July 2020
Allotted IISER for registration Reporting 29th July 2020
Commencement of classes 3rd August 2020

IISER 2020 Entrance Exam Schedule

IISER Entrance Exam 2020 Schedule has already been released by the authority.

Admission is offered to those candidates who appeared in the JEE Advanced, KVPY and IISER Aptitude test. IISER Application portal will remain open from 23rd March 2020 (SCB), 24th April 2020 (KVPY) & 1st June 2020 (JEE Advanced) Streams. SCB channel  will be made available for Admit Cards on 18th May 2020.

IISER SCB aptitude test will be organized on 31st May 2020. IISER Results will be published a few days after the Aptitude Test on 2nd June 2020. Cut-Off marks for IISER will be declared after the results. IISER will organize allocation of seats to deserving candidates and counselling from 1st June 2020.

IISER 2020 Application Form

The IISER 2020 Application Form is available for the candidates to apply by following:

  • Application form will be made available on different dates for all channels.
  • Candidates can fill their application form online. No other modes will be entertained to fill the application form.
  • Fill in all details like education, personal, communication and other information carefully.
  • Upload the scanned documents like passport size photograph and signature in the prescribed format.
  • Correction facility is provided by the authorities.
  • Candidates are advised to take printouts of the application form for future references.
  • Application fee will be paid by online only. No offline facility is provided.
  • Application fee is Rs. 2000/- for candidates of general category. And for Rs. 1000/- for the reserved category candidates.

IISER 2020 Eligibility Criteria

All candidates are advised to go through the following IISER Admission 2020 Eligibility for admission:

  • All Indian Citizens, Person of Indian Origin (PIO) & Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) candidates are eligible to apply.
  • KVPY Channel: In this category, candidates need to have a valid KVPY fellowship commencing in 2020-21. Candidates have to meet cut-off criteria to be applicable for the eligibility.
  • Candidates of general category will have to qualify JEE Advanced 2020 and have to obtain ranks within 10000 in Common Rank List (CRL). While for SC/ ST/ PWD/ OBC-NCL categories, the category rank will be considered.
  • SCB Channel Qualification: Candidates must have passed or are appearing intermediate examination with science stream in 2019 or 2020.
  • Candidates have to score more or equal of cut-off percentages in their respective boards.
  • Cut-off (SCB): The cut-off percentage for intermediates, prescribed by the Board must be obtained for being eligible.
  • Students applying through SCB Channel have to appear in IISER Aptitude Test 2020.  

IISER 2020 Exam Pattern

Candidates must follow the Exam pattern of IISER Guidelines laid out before the exam begins.

The IISER 2020 will be conducted Online (through computer-based mode)

A total of 60 questions i.e. 15 from each subject from each section.

The question paper consists of Multiple-Choice Questions (MCQ).

The exam duration will be 3 hours.

Each correct answer carries 3 marks.

1 mark is deducted for every wrong answer.

Check the table below for Distribution of No. of questions & Total marks assigned for each subject in SCB (Aptitude Test) Channel:

Subjects No. of Questions Total Marks
Physics 15 45
Chemistry 15 45
Mathematics 15 45
Biology 15 45
Total 60 180

IISER 2020 Admit Card

IISER Admit Card will be available on 18th May 2020. The admit cards generated will be available to the candidates through online. Candidates have to login by entering their login details like, email id & password. The admit card is available online. No candidates will receive the admit card through post or any other mode.

Admit card for SCB channel aptitude tests will be released on 18th May 2020. Candidates should also affix passport size photograph on the admit card after downloading it.

Candidates are advised to check all the details & instructions mentioned on the admit card.  No candidate will be allowed to enter the examination hall without showing their admit card. 

In case of any discrepancy in the admit card, candidates must contact the officials before the exam. SCB Aptitude Test 2020 will be held on 31st May 2020. The exam will be organized in CBT (Computer Test Based mode).

The entrance test will be held across various cities in India. The allotted exam centre and city will be provided on the admit card.

Results will be published by the concerned authority a few weeks after the examination.  The results will be announced on 2nd June 2020. The seat allocation process will commence from June 2020 after declaring of the result.

Download the Admit Card

Candidates must follow these steps to download the IISER 2020 Admit card:

  • Visit the official website of IISER 2020.
  • Click on the ‘Log-in’ option.
  • Fill all required login details such as Date of Birth (D.O.B), registration number, etc. in the given text box.
  • Click the  ‘submit’ button to view admit card.
  • Check your details in the admit card.
  • Download your admit card.
  • Keep the printout of it for further process.


Details to be Mentioned in IISER 2020 Admit Card

The admit card of IISER 2020 should contain details of the appearing candidate & exam. These details should be shown as under:

  • Candidate’s Name
  • Roll Number
  • Father’s Name
  • Category
  • Photograph
  • Signature
  • Exam Date
  • Exam Venue
  • Instructions

Documents Required on the Exam Day

Candidates have to bring the following documents on the exam day:

  • IISER 2020 Admit card
  • Any Valid ID proof (Aadhaar Card, Passport, DL, PAN card etc.)
  • Passport size photographs
  • Pen or pencils

IISER 2020 Instructions for the EXAM

  • Candidates must report to the exam centre as instructed in the Admit Card to avoid delay in entering the exam hall.
  • Candidates must reach the exam centre with the downloaded admit card, passport size photographs & any ID proof.
  • Candidates will not be allowed to carry any prohibited items inside the examination hall.
  • Candidates who misbehave and doing mischievous activities will be barred from writing the exam.
  • Extra things like Water bottles, tea, coffee, snacks, etc. will not be allowed to be taken by candidates in the examination hall.
  • Candidates must not leave their set or exam hall during the exam period as directed in the schedule.

IISER 2020 Results

The IISER Results will be declared on 2nd June 2020 on the official website of IISER. The participated candidates can check their results through online after the declaration of the Results.

Candidates have to login into their IISER Screen to check the results by entering their registered email id or User-Id.

Based on the JEE MAIN and IISER Results, the candidates will be able to get admission in the IISER. Those candidates who had high marks in the entrance exam will be shortlisted in the merit list of IISER.

IISER Results Important Dates

These are the Important Dates of IISER Results as mentioned below for all candidates:

Events Dates (Announced)
IISER SCB aptitude test 31st May 2020
Result Announcement 2nd June 2020
Seat Allocation Begins 22nd June 2020
The announcement of the first allotment of seats under the SCB category 22nd June 2020
Deadline for payment of fees for SCB candidates allotted in the first round 26th June 2020
Declaration of the allotment of the second round of allotment for SCB stream 27th June 2020
Deadline of the payment of fees by the candidates in the second round of allotment under SCB stream 1st July 2020
The announcement of the third round of allotment of seats under SCB stream 6th July 2020


The applicants can check their results by following these simple steps, mentioned below:

  • Firstly, the candidates have to visit the official website of Indian Institute of Science Education and Research.
  • The “Result” option is displayed on that site.
  • Candidates have to login on the official website of Indian Institute of Science Education and Research.
  • The candidates have to enter their IISER Application number and date of birth to login in Indian Institute of Science Education and Research.
  • After entering the details, candidates have to submit for logging in.
  • Candidates must select the preferred courses on the website after logging in.
  • The IISER Results will be displayed to candidates.
  • Candidates have to verify the details and download the result
  • The candidates have to take 2-3 printouts of the IISER result for the future.

IISER 2020 Expected Cut-Off’s

All the candidates should have to check their cut off marks made available online. Applicants will get admission in various programs based on the marks scored by the candidates in the examination.

The cut-off marks are the minimum marks which the candidates should carry to decide the choice of expected scores and courses.

IISER 2020 Counselling

Indian Institutes of Science Education and Research organizes the counselling of IISER 2020 for all three channels – JEE Advanced, KVPY, and SCB. The authorities conduct the IISER 2020 counselling for each channel separately.

To participate in the IISER counselling 2020, candidates must be filling the application form, choice locking, document verification, etc.

During the IISER counselling 2020, candidates must reach the allotted centre on time for document verification.

Candidates should ensure that they carry all relevant documents with them, failing which, will lead to the results disqualification.

IISER will allot seats based on their merit scored by the candidates.

IISER 2020 Counselling for KVPY Channels                

Events Dates
Start Date of Application April 24, 2020
Seat allotment SAF First round June 1, 2020
First Round SAF Closing June 5, 2020
Seat allotment SAF Second round June 6, 2020
Second Round SAF Closing June 10, 2020
Withdrawal of SAF July 14, 2020
Allotted IISER for Registration Reporting July 29, 2020

Steps to Participate in the Counselling Process

First things first, the candidates have to fill and submit the online application form on or before the last date. Separate application forms are available for each channel of IISER for admission.

While filling the application form, candidates also have to fill their choices of courses and institutes in order of their preference. Candidates should fill their choices carefully, as seats will be allotted on the basis of the choices filled by the candidates.

In the next step of IISER counselling 2020, candidates have to report at the allotted centres to get their documents verified. Candidates should make sure that they carry all relevant documents, failing which, leads to disqualification of candidature.

Documents for the Counselling

  • Admit card of JEE Advanced, KVPY, and IISER
  • Passing certificate and marksheet of class 10th
  • Passing certificate and marksheet of class 12th
  • Original and photocopy of the counselling letter
  • Scorecard of JEE Advanced, KVPY, and IISER
  • Recent passport size coloured photograph
  • Category certificate (if applicable)

Seat Allotment – On the basis of the choices filled by the candidates, merit list, and availability of seats in institutes, the authorities will allot seats to the eligible candidates.

Fee Payment – All the candidates who are allotted a seat will need to pay seat acceptance fee of Rs. 25000, for general and OBC candidates. In cases where candidates belong to other category, then seat acceptance fee is Rs. 12,500/-.

IISER Admission Preparation Tips

Candidates can follow the preparation tips to score well in the exam and qualify:

  • Candidates must study the Class 11th& 12th NCERT textbook recommended by experienced teachers.
  • Candidates must devote equal time for each subject.
  • Solve previous year question papers.
  • Concentrate on solving mock tests.
  • Keep the last month only for revision.
  • Make a proper study routine.


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