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IISER Aptitude Test (IAT) 2020 BS/MS Admission :

You can now ask your questions about this Entrance Exam. Please go to the bottom of this page.

Organisation : Indian Institutes of Science Education & Research
Exam Name : BS/MS Admission IISER Aptitude Test (IAT) 2020
Applicable For : Students Seeking BS/MS Admission
Last Date : August 16, 2020.
Website :

IISER Aptitude Test

Indian Institutes of Science Education & Research, BS/MS Admission IISER Aptitude Test (IAT) 2020.

Need not wait for the class XII result. Computer-based aptitude test and test centres throughout India.


Candidates who have passed 10+2 or equivalent level exam with science stream in 2019 or 2020 are eligible to apply for admissions. Candidates will be admitted to IISER only through following three channels.

** Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana (KVPY) channel
** Joint Entrance Examination (JEE-Advanced) of the Indian Institutes of Technology
** State and Central Boards Channel (SCB)

These channels will be referred to as KVPY, JEE, and SCB, respectively. Indian nationals and students belonging to PIO or OCI category are eligible to apply provided they satisfy the eligibility criteria described below.

KVPY Channel:
Candidates having a valid KVPY fellowship commencing from 2020-21 academic session are eligible to apply for admissions. Additional cut-off criteria for marks obtained in 10+2 board examination is also applicable.

JEE-Advanced Channel:
Candidates in General category securing a rank within 10000 in the Common Rank List (CRL) of JEE Advanced 2020 are eligible to apply. For candidates belonging to the reserved category (OBC-NC, SC, ST, PD), their category rank should be within 10000. Additional cut-off criteria for marks obtained in 10+2 board examination is also applicable.

SCB Channel:
** Students who have passed 10+2 level with science stream in 2019 or 2020 are eligible to apply for admissions and appear for IAT 2020.
** However, they will be considered for admissions to the degree programmes only if they obtain the cut-off marks specified for their board.
** Students applying through SCB channel will have to appear in the IISER Aptitude Test (IAT) which will be conducted at various centres across the country.

How To Apply?

Apply Online :


Q1: I am a class XII science student. To which programmes can I apply in IISERs?
Any student who has quali?ed Class XII (or equivalent) examination in science stream either in the year 2019 or 2020 can apply to the BS (four year) degree / BS- MS (?ve year) dual degree programmes in IISERs provided he/she meets the eligibility criteria (Please click here to read the eligibility criteria). BS degree programmes are available only at IISER Bhopal. Also, for applying to any of the BS degree programmes, students must have Mathematics as one of the subjects in class XII examinations.

Q2: Who awards the BS-MS degree?
Each IISER is an autonomous institution. Therefore, the degree is awarded by individual IISERs.

Q3: Who awards the BS degree?
Currently, only IISER Bhopal is o?ering and awarding BS degree.

Q4: Do I need to apply separately for different IISERs?
No. All IISERs admit students through a common application process. One application form is valid for all the IISERs.

Q5: I am an OCI/PIO card holder. Should I apply as a foreign candidate?
No. You should apply through our regular application portal. Foreign students are those candidates who are NOT citizens of India by birth or naturalized and do not belong to PIO/OCI category, and whose parents are not citizens of India and do not come under PIO/OCI category at the time of applying

Last Date

The last date for receiving online applications is extended up to 16th August 2020.


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