About IISER Aptitude Test 2020

Indian Institute of Science Education and Research invites admissions in 5-year BS-MS degree programme through three channels namely JEE Advanced, KVPY and SCB. The student who want to apply through SCB channel need to appear in IISER aptitude test 2020. Candidates applying for JEE Advanced or KVPY channel are provided direct admissions. Separate application processes are done for all three different modes of admission. The IISER aptitude test 2020,  a computer based test (CBT), 3-hour multiple choice paper having 60 questions will be held on May 31. There are seven participating institutes taking admission through IISER.

IISER Aptitude Test 2020 Highlights

Full Exam Name Indian Institutes of Science Education and Research Aptitude Test
Short Exam Name IISER Aptitude Test
Conducting Body Indian Institutes of Science Education and Research
Frequency of Conduct Once a year
Exam Level National Level Exam
Languages English
Mode of Application Online
Application Fee (General) 2000 Rs [Online]
Mode of Exam Online
Mode of Counselling Online
Exam Duration 3 Hours

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IISER Aptitude Test 2020 Important Dates

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Upcoming Dates and Events

23 Mar, 2020 - 30 Apr, 2020

Application - For SCB aspirants | Mode: Online

18 May, 2020

Admit Card - For SCB aspirants | Mode: Online

24 Apr, 2020 - 22 May, 2020

Application - For KVPY aspirants | Mode: Online

31 May, 2020

Exam | Mode: Online

01 Jun, 2020

Answer Key - IISER Aptitude test provisional answer key | Mode: Online

02 Jun, 2020 - 04 Jun, 2020

Answer Key - Challenging answer key | Mode: Offline

01 Jun, 2020 - 05 Jun, 2020

Counselling - First round of seat allotment for KVPY applicants | Mode: Online

07 Jun, 2020

Answer Key - Final answer key | Mode: Online

06 Jun, 2020 - 10 Jun, 2020

Counselling - Second round of seat allotment for KVPY aspirants | Mode: Online

01 Jun, 2020 - 15 Jun, 2020

Application - For JEE applicants | Mode: Online

17 Jun, 2020 - 21 Jun, 2020

Counselling - First round of seat allotment for JEE aspirants | Mode: Online

22 Jun, 2020 - 26 Jun, 2020

Counselling - First round of seat allotment for SCB aspirants | Mode: Online

22 Jun, 2020 - 26 Jun, 2020

Counselling - Second round of seat allotment for JEE aspirants | Mode: Online

27 Jun, 2020 - 01 Jul, 2020

Counselling - Second round of seat allotment for SCB aspirants | Mode: Online

02 Jul, 2020 - 06 Jul, 2020

Counselling - Third round of seat allotment for SCB aspirants | Mode: Online

08 Jul, 2020 - 12 Jul, 2020

Counselling - Fourth round of seat allotment for SCB aspirants | Mode: Online

14 Jul, 2020

Counselling - Last date for admission withdrawal - Start Date | Mode: Online

15 Jul, 2020 - 19 Jul, 2020

Counselling - Last round of seat allotment for SCB aspirants | Mode: Online

29 Jul, 2020

Reporting at allotted IISER for registration - Start Date | Mode: Offline

03 Aug, 2020 (Tentative)

Commencement of classes - Start Date | Mode: Offline


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The eligibility criteria of IISER 2020 varies according to the different channels of admission. It must be noted that fulfilling the eligibility criteria before applying is mandatory.

For KVPY: Candidates are required to have a KVPY fellowship commencing from the academic session 2020-2021. 

For JEE Advanced: Candidates of general category must have secured a rank in JEE Advanced within the limit which will be prescribed by the official authorities.

For SCB : The concerned authorities will determine the minimum cut off that a candidate is required to meet for IISER admissions 2020. It is mandatory for the candidate applying through this channel to appear in IISER aptitude test 2020.

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Mode of Application : Online

Mode of Payment : Credit Card | Debit Card

The eligible candidates are required to fill the application form for IISER admission according to the channel they are applying for. The application form will be released online for all the three channels separately: JEE, SCB, and KVPY. Candidates have to submit the completely filled the application form along with the prescribed application fee. The deadline to fill and submit the application form varies according to the respective channels. Candidates must ensure that they fill all the mandatory details correctly and upload the documents according to the prescribed format.

Application Fees

Category Quota Mode Gender Amount
OBC, General Online Male, Female ₹ 2000
ST, SC Online Male, Female ₹ 1000

IISER Aptitude Test E-books and Sample Papers

IISER Aptitude Test 2020 Syllabus


Physics: Unit 01
Physical world and measurement
Physics: Unit 02
Physics: Unit 03
Laws of motion
Physics: Unit 04
Physics: Unit 05
Energy and power
Physics: Unit 06
Motion of systems of particles and rigid body
Physics: Unit 07
Physics: Unit 08
Properties of bulk matter
Physics: Unit 09
Physics: Unit 10
Behaviour of perfect gas and kinetic energy
Physics: Unit 11
Physics: Unit 12
Physics: Unit 13
Physics: Unit 14
Current electricity
Physics: Unit 15
Magnetic effect of current and magnetism
Physics: Unit 16
Electromagnetic induction
Physics: Unit 17
Alternating current
Physics: Unit 18
Electromagnetic waves
Physics: Unit 19
Physics: Unit 20
Dual nature of radiation and matter
Physics: Unit 21
Physics: Unit 22
Physics: Unit 23
Electronic devices
Physics: Unit 24
Communication systems


Chemistry: Unit 01
Some basic concept of chemistry
Chemistry: Unit 02
Structure of atom
Chemistry: Unit 03
Classification of elements and periodicity in properties
Chemistry: Unit 04
Chemical bonding and molecular structure
Chemistry: Unit 05
States of matter
Chemistry: Unit 06
Chemistry: Unit 07
Chemistry: Unit 08
Redox reactions
Chemistry: Unit 09
Chemistry: Unit 10
The s block elements
Chemistry: Unit 11
The p block
Chemistry: Unit 12
Chemistry: Unit 13
Organic chemistry
Some basic principles and techniques
Preparation and properties: Hydrocarbons, monohydric alcohols, aldehydes, ketones, monocarboxylic acids, primary amines, benzene, nitrobenzene, aniline, phenol, benzaldehyde, benzoic acid, grignard reagent
Environmental chemistry
The solid state
Surface chemistry
General principles and processes of isolation of elements
The p-block elements
The d and f block elements
Co-ordination compounds: nomenclature of mononuclear coordination compounds, cistrans and ionisation isomerisms, hybridization and geometries of mononuclear coordination compounds (linear, tetrahedral, square planar and octahedral)
Haloalkanes and haloarenes
Phenols and ethers
Ketones and carboxylic acids
Organic compounds containing nitrogens
Chemistry in everyday life


Mathematics: Unit 01
Mathematics: Unit 02
Relations and Functions
Mathematics: Unit 03
Trigonometric functions
Mathematics: Unit 04
Inverse trigonometric functions
Mathematics: Unit 05
Principle of mathematical induction
Mathematics: Unit 06
Complex numbers and quadratic equations
Mathematics: Unit 07
Linear inequalities
Mathematics: Unit 08
Permutations and combinations
Mathematics: Unit 09
Binomial theorem
Mathematics: Unit 10
Sequences and series
Mathematics: Unit 11
Straight lines
Mathematics: Unit 12
Conic sections
Mathematics: Unit 13
Introduction to three dimensional geometry
Mathematics: Unit 14
Limits and derivatives
Mathematics: Unit 15
Mathematical reasoning
Mathematics: Unit 16
Mathematics: Unit 17
Probability matrices
Mathematics: Unit 18
Mathematics: Unit 19
Continuity and differentiability
Mathematics: Unit 20
Application of derivatives
Mathematics: Unit 21
Mathematics: Unit 22
Applications of integrals
Mathematics: Unit 23
Differential equations vectors
Mathematics: Unit 24
Three dimensional geometry
Mathematics: Unit 25
Linear programming


Biology: Unit 01
Diversity in the living world
Biology: Unit 02
Structural organization in animals and plants
Biology: Unit 03
Human physiology
Biology: Unit 04
Biology: Unit 05
Cell structure and function
Biology: Unit 06
Plant physiology
Biology: Unit 07
Genetics and evolution
Biology: Unit 08
Biology and human welfare biotechnology and its application
Biology: Unit 09
Ecology and environment

IISER Aptitude Test 2020 Exam Pattern

The exam pattern of IISER aptitude test 2020 gives an idea about the pattern of the exam including the duration, number of questions, marking scheme, etc. The table below consists details regarding exam pattern of IISER aptitude test.

Mode of examComputer Based Test (CBT)
Exam duration3 hours
Question typemultiple-choice questions (MCQs)
Total number of questions60
Marks allotted for correct response3 marks will be rewarded for every correct response
Negative marking 1 mark will be deducted for every incorrect response

IISER Aptitude Test 2020 Mock Test

Practising mock test will help in figuring out the strengths and weaknesses so that the weaknesses can be overcome by working harder. Mock tests and sample papers will help in a good practise of the questions which are of the similar pattern as the ones expected to appear in the exam.

IISER Aptitude Test 2020 Admit Card

The admit card for IISER aptitude test will be released on May 18, 2020 in online mode. The admit card is a mandatory document to appear in the test. The following details will be mentioned in the admit card of IISER aptitude test 2020:

  • Candidate's name
  • Exam roll number
  • Name and address of the test centre
  • Date and time of the exam
  • Exam guidelines

Candidates must download the admit card using the required credentials. Candidates have to take a print out which has to be carried to the exam room.

IISER Aptitude Test 2020 Exam Centers

State City
Karnataka Bengaluru
Gujarat Baroda
Madhya Pradesh Bhopal
Odisha Bhubaneshwar
Kerala Calicut
Tamil Nadu Chennai
Delhi New Delhi
Assam Guwahati
Telangana Hyderabad
West Bengal Kolkata
Punjab Mohali
Maharashtra Mumbai City
Andhra Pradesh Tirupati
Uttar Pradesh Varanasi

Documents Required at Exam

  • IISER admit card

IISER Aptitude Test 2020 Answer Key

The official authorities will release the provisional answer key of the IISER aptitude test 2020 on June 1. The provisional answer keys can be challenged from June 2 to 4.  The final answer key will be published on June 8 after considering the objections raised. Candidates can match their responses with the answers mentioned in the answer key to check their tentative scores. Candidates can also challenge the answer key within the stipulated time.

IISER Aptitude Test 2020 Result

The result of IISER aptitude test 2020 will be released for the candidates who appeared for the exam. The roll number of the candidates who will be offered seats will be mentioned in the result. Candidates have to take the print out of the offer letter.

Mode of Counselling: Online

The counselling for IISER Admission 2020 will be held separately for all the three channels. Candidates will be called in for the counselling according to the merit list of the three channels respectively. Candidates will have to fill the choices of the desired course and the institute. The seats will be allotted according to the choices filled by the candidate and the merit. After the seat allotment, candidate who will be allotted seats will have to report to the allotted centres for the document verification. The seat acceptance fee has to be paid based on the categories they belong to.

Documents Required at Counselling

  • Class 10 marksheet and certificate
  • Class 12 marksheet and certificate
  • Counselling letter (original and photocopy both)
  • Admit card of JEE Advanced, KVPY or IISER aptitude test
  • Recent coloured passport size photographs

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Questions related to IISER Aptitude Test

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how to prepare for IISER aptitude test .pls give tips for preparation..

Aditi Amrendra Student Expert 24th Feb, 2020

The difficulty level of IISER Aptitude Test is somewhere equal and slight above of JEE mains.
You have to prepare basic Physics, Chemistry,Biology and Mathematics.
4-6 hours of daily study.
Solve past year question papers.
Study these books for Physics :

Concepts of Physics HC verma (part 1 and 2)
Problems In General Physics

For Maths :

A Problem Book in Algebra
Mathematics for Class 12 by R D Sharma
RS Aggarwal
Tata McGraw Hill  for Mathematics

For Biology and Chemistry NCERT is must and then move to standard books.

For Biology :

Dinesh Objective Biology
Truemans Objective Biology -Vol. I & II

For Chemistry :

Organic Chemistry by Morrison and Boyd
Inorganic Chemistry For IIT-JEE by O.P. Tandon
J.D. Lee Concise Inorganic Chemistry
Numerical Chemistry by P  Bahadur

I hope this helps.


how much minimum marks are required in iiser aptitude test for an sc male student to enter in iiser mohali only ?

Swati Umang 21st Feb, 2020

Hello! Hope you are doing good

IISER doesnt release any marks, there is absolutely no disclosure of marks and thus there are no cutoffs. You just know whether you're in or not. But according to the previous years feedback by the students, for general category atleast 90/180 was a necessity to get into any IISER. For SC category, its somewhere around 70/180.

All the best


what marks are required in iiser aptitude test for an sc male student to enter in iiser mohali ?

Sujatha Venkat 15th Feb, 2020

Hello Aspirant,

IISER merit list will be given in 2 methods. One is students applying through KVPY and jee advanced channel .This merit list will be prepared on the basis of marks secured by the candidates in KVPY (marks in 10+2 and KVPY fellowship) and JEE Advanced 2020. Other is SCB channel appearing for aptitude test.This merit list will be prepared on the basis of marks secured by the candidates in IISER 2020 aptitude test. 50% of the seats are reserved for candidates qualifying the IISER aptitude test.

Students who get above minimum marks mentioned by above channels will be able to get the seat. We can't definitely say with this percentile you will get seat. It all depends on authorities giving cut off.

Use below link for more information.



what marks are required in class 12 cbse board for an sc male student to eligible to give iiser aptitude test ?

Sarthak Dhiman 13th Feb, 2020

Hello Aspirant

You're a student of class 12th and are willing to go for IISER examination. To be eligible for this Examination you must have to score atleast 65 percent in your 12th board examination (as you're from SC category).

If a candidate from general category wants to give this Examination then he'll have to secure atleast 75percent in his/her board examination.

Best of luck !


what marks are required in iiser aptitude test for an obc-ncl student to get into iiser pune as per 2019?

Singampalli sai rahul Student Expert 10th Feb, 2020
Hello aspirant,

The cutoff marks for IISER depends on various factors like -
  • Number of candidates appearing.
  • No. of seats available.
  • Difficulty level of the exam.
  • Your Board or council.

I will mention the cutoff marks out of 500 for CBSE students who belong to OBC-NCL caste- 420.
For most of the Boards it is between 350 and 450.

For more info regarding the cutoff marks go through this link-

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