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IISER Aptitude Test 2018 is a national-level examination which is conducted for admission in the five-year BS-MS dual degree programme offered at Indian Institutes of Science Education and Research (IISERs).  IISER Aptitude Test 2018 will be conducted in offline mode (pen-paper based) on 24th June for all the candidates who wish to get education in the field of science and research.

Indian Institutes of Science Education and Research (IISERs) conduct an entrance exam in order to provide admission to candidates in 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.

Candidates who have cleared their Class XII in Science stream are eligible to apply for IISER entrance exam 2018.

As per IISER entrance exam pattern there are a total of 60 objective questions that candidates need to complete in three hours duration.

Note: IISER 2018 Admission is based on 3 Channels (ways) i.e.

·         KVPY exam (short for Kishor Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana)

·         JEE Advanced exam

·         SCB (short for State and Central Boards)/ IISER Aptitude Test (IAT).

The applicants applying through the first two channels are eligible for direct admission, whereas aptitude test is organised for those who choose SCB option.

Quick Facts about IISER 2018 Admission

Events

Overview

Name

Indian Institutes of Science Education and Research Admission

Short Name

IISER Admission

Conducting Institute

Indian Institutes of Science Education and Research

Purpose

Admission to 5 year BS-MS Degree programmes at one of the seven IISERs.

Mode of Application

Online

Channels of Admission

Admission is conducted through 3 channels: KVPY, JEE, and SCB

Candidates opting for SCB channel have to appear for IISER Aptitude Test 2018.  While those opting for the other two channels will be eligible for direct admission.

Application Fee

Non-refundable application fee of Rs. 2000 (Rs. 1000 for SC/ST/Kashmiri Migrants/Physically Handicapped candidates).

Reservation of Seats

According to guidelines specified by Government of India a maximum of 50% seats will be filled by KVPY and JEE candidates. Remaining seats will be open to SCB candidates.

Combined Total Seats

Approximately 1285

Details of IISER Aptitude Test for candidates opting for SCB channel

Test Duration

3 hours

Subjects

Comprises four subjects of equal weightage: Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, and Biology

Total Marks

180

Type of Questions

Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)

Questions asked per paper

15

Total number of questions

60

Marking Scheme

3 marks will be awarded for each correct response.

There is negative marking. 1 mark will be deducted for wrong attempt.


Minimum Criteria

The eligibility criteria for IISER 2018 will be for the different channels through which admission is sought. Candidates can check the IISER 2018 eligibility criteria given below.

JEE Channel: Candidates should have scored an All India Rank (AIR) within the rank which will be prescribed by the authorities according to their category.

SCB Channel: Students seeking admission under this channel must meet the minimum cutoff percentage prescribed by IISER for their respective state boards. Additionally, candidates will have to appear in the IISER Aptitude Test to be considered for admission.

KYPY Channel: Under this category, candidates need to have a valid KYPY fellowship commencing 2018-19. In addition, candidates will have to meet the cutoff criteria that may be applicable.

Nationality: Indian nationals are eligible to apply for IISER admission 2018. PIO and OCI category candidates can also apply, but like their Indian counterparts they must also meet apply through any of the three available channels and satisfy applicable eligibility criteria.

Eligibility

The eligibility criteria for IISER 2018 will be for the different channels through which admission is sought. Candidates can check the IISER 2018 eligibility criteria given below.

JEE Channel: Candidates should have scored an All India Rank (AIR) within the rank which will be prescribed by the authorities according to their category.

SCB Channel: Students seeking admission under this channel must meet the minimum cutoff percentage prescribed by IISER for their respective state boards. Additionally, candidates will have to appear in the IISER Aptitude Test to be considered for admission.

KYPY Channel: Under this category, candidates need to have a valid KYPY fellowship commencing 2018-19. In addition, candidates will have to meet the cutoff criteria that may be applicable.

Nationality: Indian nationals are eligible to apply for IISER admission 2018. PIO and OCI category candidates can also apply, but like their Indian counterparts they must also meet apply through any of the three available channels and satisfy applicable eligibility criteria.

Application Process

Step 1: Fill IISER Entrance Exam Application Form

For IISER entrance exam registrations, candidates need to fill the application form in the online mode on the college’s admission portal. Once the form is filled, candidates need to pay IISER entrance exam 2018 application fee in the online mode.

Category

IISER Entrance Exam Application Fee

General/ OBCNC

Rs 2,000

SC/ST/ Kashmiri Migrants (KM)/ PwD

Rs 1,000

Step 2: Download IISER Entrance Exam Admit Card

Once the form is successfully submitted and fee is paid, candidates can download their IISER entrance exam 2018 admit card from the admission portal.

IISER entrance exam 2018 admit card is a mandatory document to be carried to the test centre.

IISER entrance exam centre: IISER entrance exam 2018 centre details are not out yet. However, the official website informs, "It is conducted in various cities across India. Choices for the city where the candidate wishes to write the aptitude test have to be indicated while completing the online application form. A single city may have multiple centers for the aptitude test. The hall ticket will have the center details printed."

Step 3: Appear for IISER Entrance Exam

Next, candidates need to appear for the Science entrance exam at the allotted test centre. IISER aptitude test is a three hour duration exam containing objective-type multiple choice questions of 180 marks.

Step 4: Check IISER Entrance Exam Result

Candidates can check their IISER entrance exam 2018 result on the college’s admission portal. The result for IISER entrance exam will contain the roll/ application numbers of candidates who have qualified the written exam and the IISER campus allotted to them. 

Candidates whose names appear in IISER entrance exam 2018 result will then be eligible for admissions at different IISER campuses in BS-MS dual degree programme.

Exam Pattern

IISER entrance exam 2018 pattern is such that the question paper will contain a total of 60 multiple choice questions that candidates need to complete in a duration of 180 minutes (3 hours). Candidates will be evaluated out of a total of 180 marks.

Questions in the exam will be based on four subjects, Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, and Physics as mentioned in the table below:

Subject

Number of Questions

Marks

Biology

15

45

Chemistry

15

45

Mathematics

15

45

Physics

15

45

Total

60

180

Marking scheme: Candidates will be awarded three marks for each correct answer. There will be negative marking of one mark for each incorrect answer.

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