IISER Admission 2018

IISER AdmissionIISER Admission 2018 - Indian Institutes of Science Education and Research (IISER) has released the third allotment of IISER Admission 2018 through SCB channel. Shortlisted candidates will have to log in to the application portal to download their offer letter. Also, Candidates have to accept the offer by paying Seat Acceptance Fee (SAF) by 2 pm on July 21. Candidates can participate in subsequent float rounds only if they pay the SAF within the given deadline. The answer key of the conducted test was released. The seat allotment result for KVPY candidates was published on June 14. IISER 2018 registrations through JEE Advanced, SCB and KVPY channels have ended. IISER 2018 admission is conducted for admitting candidates to 5-year BS-MS degree programmes at its seven participating institutes. Admissions are conducted through three channels - KVPY, JEE, and SCB. Candidates who applied through first two channels are eligible for direct admission, while an aptitude test was conducted for candidates opting for SCB option. Candidates could apply through any or all of the three options, but they had to fulfil the eligibility criteria of each of the channels individually. The IISER application form had to be submitted within the prescribed deadline after duly completing it. Go through the complete article to learn all relevant details related to IISER admission 2018.

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Admissions to IISER 2018 will be through three channels:

  1. Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana (KVPY) – Candidates were offered admission on the basis of valid KVPY fellowship.

  2. State and Central Boards Channel (SCB) channel – Candidates opting for this channel had to appear in an aptitude test, the details of which are given below.

  3. Joint Entrance Examination of Indian Institutes of Technology (JEE) channel – Candidates with valid JEE Advanced 2018 scores are eligible for direct admission.

What's New?

  • From 2018 onward a 4 year BS programme in Economic Sciences has been introduced in IISER Bhopal for students having mathematics at 10+2 level. 
  • The number of seats available for BS degree in Economic Sciences in IISER Bhopal is 40 for 2018.
  • A maximum of 50% of the seats will be filled through KVPY and JEE channels. Remaining seats will be filled through the SCB channel based on the merit in the IISER Aptitude Test. Unfilled seats from KVPY and JEE channels will be added to the SCB channel for allotment. 
  • The cut-off percentage for the Scheduled Castes (SC), the Scheduled Tribes (ST) and Kashmiri Migrants (KM) candidates is 55% in (10+2) level for all boards.

IISER 2018 Quick Facts



Name of Test

Indian Institutes of Science Education and Research Admission

Short Name

IISER Admission

Conducting Institute

Indian Institutes of Science Education and Research


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

Mode of Application


Channels of Admission

Admissions conducted through 3 channels: KVPY, JEE, and SCB


For first two channels, candidates don’t have to take aptitude test. Candidates opting for SCB channel have to appear in IISER Aptitude Test 2018.

Application Fee

Rs. 2000 (Rs. 1000 for SC/ST/Kashmiri Migrants/Physically Handicapped candidates). The application fee is non-refundable.

Reservation of Seats

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

Combined Total Seats


Details of IISER Aptitude Test for candidates opting for SCB channel

Test Duration

3 hours


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

Type of Questions

Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)

Questions asked per paper


Total number of questions


Total Marks


Marking Scheme

3 marks will be awarded for each correct response.


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

Exam Date

Fourth week of June, 2018 (Tentative)

IISER Admission 2018 Important Dates


The important dates of IISER Admission 2018 gives candidates the complete schedule of events related to the admission process. Admission to IISER will be through three channels, each with different admission schedule, so the IISER important dates 2018 have been listed separately for each channel.


IISER Admission 2018 Important Dates: SCB Channel





Opening of Application Portal

May 24, 2018


Last date to submit application forms

June 12, 2018


Availability of Admit Card for IISER Aptitude Test 2018

June 18, 2018


IISER Aptitude Test 2018

June 24, 2018


Declaration of Result

July 7, 2018


Last date for Submission of Seat Acceptance Fee (SAF) for first round of allotment

July 11, 2018


Announcement of Second Round of Allotment

July 13, 2018 


Submission of Seat Acceptance Fee (SAF) for second round of allotment

July 16, 2018 (2 PM)


Declaration of Third Round of Allotment

July 18, 2018


Last Date for Submission of SAF for Third Round of allotment

July 21, 2018 (2 PM)

IISER Admission 2018 Important Dates: KVPY Channel





Application portal opens

May 21, 2018


Deadline to submit application form

June 9, 2018 (extended date)


Allotment of seats for KVPY channel

June 14, 2018


Submission of SAF beings

June 14, 2018


Last Date for Submission of SAF

June 20, 2018 (7 PM)

IISER Admission 2018 Important Dates: JEE Channel





Application portal opens

June 11, 2018


Deadline to submit application form

June 21, 2018


Allotment of seats

June 28, 2018


Submission of SAF begins

June 28, 2018


Last Date for Submission of SAF

July 2, 2018

IISER Answer Key 2018


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To check the provisional answer key of IISER 2018 Aptitude Test - Click Here


The answer key of IISER Aptitude Test 2018 has been released. Using the IISER 2018 answer key, candidates will be able to calculate correctly their expected score in the aptitude test, which for the record will be conducted only for SCB candidates. The answer key is available for all the questions sets and includes the answers to all 60 questions. To count their expected mark in the test, the candidate can check their responses with those given in the answer key. The marking scheme prescribed by the admission committee must be followed when awarding marks. Candidates were able to send their representations till July 2, 2018 (5 PM) via email to [email protected] The given format had to be followed in the email while sending the representation:


Subject line of email: QP-set __ Q. No. __

  • Application Number and Applicant Name:

  • Centre Code (as written on top-right corner of Hall Ticket):

  • QP set (A/B/C):

  • Q. No. and Subject (Biology/Chemistry/Mathematics/Physics):

  • Published key:

  • Your answer:

  • Explanation of why your answer is correct:

IISER Admit Card 2018 – For candidates opting for SCB Channel


The Indian Institutes of Science Education and Research had released the IISER 2018 admit card on June 18 in online mode. To download the admit card of IISER 2018, the candidate had to enter their email ID and password. The IISER admit card 2018 contains details like the name of the candidate, roll number, allotted exam centre, time and date of the exam, and also exam instructions. Before downloading the IISER 2018 admit card, the candidate had to ensure that the details mentioned in it are correct and identifiable; or else the candidate could get in touch with admission authorities.


How to download IISER Admit card 2018


To access the admit card of IISER Aptitude Test 2018 - Click Here

  • Click on the admit card download link given above

  • Log-in to portal using the following details:

    • Email ID

    • Password (generated at the time of registration)

    • Security code displayed on screen

  • The admit card will be displayed on screen

  • Check that all the details mentioned in it are correct.

  • Download and take printout of the IISER 2018 admit card.

IISER Result 2018


The result of the aptitude test, for candidates applying through SCB channel is announced in online mode. To view the result, candidates need to simply go to the result page and check their result. The result page will display the role numbers of candidates who have been offered seats. However, to download the offer letter, the candidate will have to log in to the application portal using their login credentials. Candidates who have been allotted seats can opt for float option in subsequent rounds, but for that they have to first pay the Seat Acceptance Fee (SAF).


Candidates opting for KVPY channel need to follow the same procedure to check and download their offer letter.

IISER 2018 Eligibility Criteria


The eligibility criteria of IISER 2018 may vary depending on under which channel admission is sought:


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.


JEE Channel: General Category candidates who have scored an All Inda Rank (AIR) within 10000 in the Common Rank List (CRL) in JEE Advanced 2018 can apply. In case of reserved category candidates, they need to be ranked inside the top 10000 in their respective categories.


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.




Indian nationals are eligible to apply for IISER admission. 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.


IISER Admission Application Form 2018


The application form of IISER 2018 is not available anymore The candidate could apply through more than one channel, but for each channel, the application form had to be filled and the application fee paid separately. Also when filling the application for a particular channel, the candidate had to ensure that he/she met the eligibility criteria prescribed for that channel.


Filling the application form of IISER Admission 2018


To fill the application form of IISER 2018, the candidate had to get registered using a valid email ID and select a password. After registering, the candidate had to log in using the log-in credentials.


The application form of IISER 2018 had fields like:

  • Stream (KVPY, JEE Advanced, and SCB)

  • Category (GE, SC, ST, etc)

  • Address of Communication

  • Date of Birth

The candidate opting for SCB option also had to enter the subject-wise marks (the name of the subject accompanied by marks obtained out of total marks).

After filling in all the essential fields with authentic data, the candidate had to upload all the relevant documents and pay the application fee to finally complete the application process. The application fee had to be paid online using the secure payment gateway of the application portal. Payments made using DD or any other means were not accepted.


Candidates had to choose any or all of the three streams for admission. But to apply through multiple channels, the candidate had to fill separate application forms and also pay the corresponding application fee as well.


IISER Admissions Test Centres 2018


The IISER Aptitude Test 2018 was conducted for candidates opting for admission under SCB channel in multiple cities across India. Candidates could pick their choice of test centre at the time of filling the online application form of IISER. The details of the test centre were mentioned in the hall ticket. Given below are the test centres of IISER Admission 2018.


IISER Admission 2018 Test Centre


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IISER Admission 2018 Syllabus


The syllabus of IISER 2018 helped candidates get familiar with the topics and sub-topics of all four subjects that they had to prepare for the aptitude test.


Syllabus of IISER Aptitude Test 2018


Physical World and Measurement, Kinematics, Laws of Motion, Work, Energy and Power, Motion of Systems of Particles and Rigid body, Gravitation, Properties of bulk matter, Thermodynamics, Behavior of perfect gas and kinetic energy, Oscillations, Waves, Electrostatics,

Current Electricity, Magnetic effect of current and magnetism, Electromagnetic Induction, Alternating Current, Electromagnetic Waves, Optics, Dual Nature of Radiation and Matter, Atoms, Nuclei, Electronic devices, Communication Systems


Some Basic Concept of Chemistry, Structure of Atom, Classification of Elements and Periodicity in Properties, Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure, States of Matter, Thermodynamics, Equilibrium

Redox Reactions, Hydrogen, The s-block Elements, The p-block, Elements, Organic Chemistry – Some Basic Principles and Techniques, Hydrocarbons, Environmental Chemistry, The solid state, Solutions, Electrochemistry, Chemical Kinetics, Surface chemistry, General principles and processes of isolation of elements, The p-block elements,

The d- & f-block elements, Coordination compounds, Haloalkanes and haloarenes, Alcohols, phenols and ethers, Aldehydes, ketones and carboxylic acids, Organic compounds containing nitrogens, Biomolecules, Polymers, Chemistry in everyday life


Sets, Relations and functions, Trigonometric Functions, Inverse Trigonometric Functions, Principle of Mathematical Induction, omplex Numbers and Quadratic Equations, Linear Inequalities, Permutations and Combinations, Binomial Theorem, Sequences and Series, Straight Lines, Conic Sections, Introduction to Three Dimensional Geometry, Limits and Derivatives, Mathematical Reasoning, Statistics, Probability

Matrices, Determinants, Continuity and Differentiability, Application of Derivatives, Integrals, Applications of integrals, Differential equations

Vectors, Three dimensional geometry, Linear Programming


Diversity in the living world, Structural organization in animals and plants, Human physiology, Reproduction, Cell structure and function,

Plant physiology, Genetics and evolution, Biology and human welfare

Biotechnology and its application, Ecology and environment

IISER Admission 2018 Counselling


The counselling of IISER admission 2018 is being conducted for the candidates who have been shortlisted in their respective channels. Counselling is being conducted separately for each of the three modes of admission and there will be separate seat allotment lists as well. The allotment of seats are based on factors like the number of seats available, rank of the candidate in the merit list, and choice filling. Candidates who are placed higher in the merit rank of IISER 2018 will have more preference during the counselling process.


IISER Admission 2018 Participating Institutes


The participating institutes of IISER 2018 are the institutes where successful candidates will be offered seats. There are seven IISER participating institutes.


Participating Institutes of IISER 2018



Total Number of Seats


IISER Berhampur



IISER Bhopal



IISER Kolkata



IISER Mohali






IISER Thiruvananthapuram



IISER Tirupati


Address of Correspondence


The Chairperson

Joint Admissions Committee 2017

Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Pune

Dr. Homi Bhabha Road, Pashan, Pune 411008


Phone: +91 020 2590 8222 (10 AM to 3 PM on weekdays)

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