To seek an admission, you should apply through at least one of the three channels.
(a) Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana (KVPY): SA(2011)/SX(2012)/SB(2012)/SP(Passed class XII in
(b) Joint Entrance Examination (Advanced) 2013: Students obtaining a minimum aggregate of 60%
marks in class XII and securing a place in the rank list of Joint Entrance Examination (Advanced) for the
admission to Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs). For SC/ST/PD candidates the required percentage of
aggregate marks* in class XII is 55%.
(c) State and Central Boards: Students who have passed class XII in 2012 or are appearing for class XII
exam in 2013 in science stream with either
i. Aggregate marks* above or equal to the cut-off percentage declared by DST as eligibility for INSPIRE
fellowship. For OBC (Non-Creamy layer)/PD category candidates, there is 5% relaxation in the DST cut-off.
The cut-off for SC/ST candidates is 55% in class XII for all boards.
ii. Advisory note for the eligibility for Scholarship for Higher Education (SHE) under INSPIRE scheme.
(*) Aggregate marks = (Total marks obtained in all subjects x 100) / Maximum marks.
• Up to 25% seats in each category (General/SC/ST/OBC Non-creamy) through KVPY channel.
• Up to 50% seats in each category (General/SC/ST/OBC Non-creamy) from KVPY + JEE (Advanced) channels.
• Remaining seats in each category through State and Central Boards channel based on an Aptitude Test
conducted by IISERs.
You may apply to IISERs through multiple channels provided you meet the eligibility criteria for each of the
channels you want to apply through. It requires separate application and payment of application fee for each
Applicants seeking admission under any of the reserved categories: OBC (Non-Creamy)/ SC/ST/PD must
produce appropriate category certificate at the time of counseling. Applicants seeking admission under
OBC (Non-Creamy) category must belong to non-creamy layer of the central list of Government of India.
These candidates need to obtain non-creamy layer certificate issued by appropriate authority after
March 31, 2013 only on the prescribed format. The prescribed format for OBC(Non-Creamy)/SC/ST/PD
category certificates is available on theURL:
The on-line application facility will appear on the web site http://www.iiser-admissions.in/ as per the
application schedule for each channel. These dates are mentioned in our advertisement. See Q25 for details.
Yes. A non-refundable application fee for each admission channel:
(1) Rs. 600/- for General/OBC/PD applicants.
(2) Rs. 300/- for SC/ST
Yes. All BS-MS students are eligible for a monthly scholarship of Rs. 5000/- awarded by KVPY/INSPIRE scheme
The information regarding the fee structure of individual IISERs is available at the web-sites of respective
No. Admission to IISERs is based on
(1) Ranking in KVPY.
(2) Ranking in JEE (Advanced) 2013
(3) Merit in the Aptitude test conducted by IISERs
Yes. A non-refundable fee to be paid in cash at the time of counseling. The amount is
(1) Rs. 1200/- for General/OBC/PD applicants
(2) Rs. 600/- for SC/ST applicants
You can choose any one of the IISERs for counseling while applying. Counseling dates for different
channels will be announced on this web-site in due course.
For the first four semesters, all students will take common courses in all disciplines (Biology, Chemistry,
Physics, Mathematics & Humanities). From the fifth semester onwards, one may opt for courses in one or
more areas. The final year will be devoted to a research project.
The following is the calendar of events.
|KVPY||JEE (Advanced)||State and Central Boards|
|Receiving online applications||1st April - 3rd July 2013||26th June - 3rd July 2013||15th June - 8th July 2013|
|Counseling/Aptitude Test||8th July 2013||8th July 2013||20th July 2013|
|Last date for receiving admission fees||16th July 2013||16th July 2013||29th July 2013|
It is a three hour test comprising of 60 multiple choice questions – 15 each from Biology, Chemistry,
Mathematics and Physics. For each correct answer 3 marks will be awarded for a each wrong answer 1 mark
will be deducted.
For model questions please see the URL:
Candidates may appear for the Aptitude Test at one of the five IISERs. The choice of IISER where a candidate
wants to appear for Aptitude Test and counseling needs to be indicated at the time of filling on-line application
Signing the declaration on the application form by the candidate and his/her parent/guardian is a must. In
case the declaration is not signed by the candidate or his/her parent/guardian the application will be
considered incomplete and we will not be able to process it further. Any false information provided by the
applicant in the application form, declaration form or any of the supporting documents will lead to the
forfeiture of the candidature at any stage of the admission process.