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Summary

IISERs

To promote high quality scientific education, research and training, Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India, has set up seven Indian Institutes of Science Education and Research (IISERs) at Berhampur, Bhopal, Kolkata, Mohali, Pune, Thiruvananthapuram and Tirupati.

BS-MS Degree Programme

It is a five year degree program for bright and motivated science students who have passed (10+2) level. The program integrates classroom learning with research and provides ample scope for multidisciplinary interactions. The first two years of the program consist of core courses in basic sciences, the third and fourth years are dedicated to specialization in chosen science subjects and the fifth year includes a research project. The training during the program enables students to pursue a career in academia, R&D institutes and science based industries.

Admission to BS-MS Degree Programme 2017

Application portal for admission to all IISERs for the academic year 2017 will open on May 22nd.

Scholarship

KVPY scholars admitted to IISERs would draw fellowship as per KVPY norms. In addition a limited number of INSPIRE scholarships will be available for candidates admitted through JEE Advanced and SCB channel as applicable as per the norms prescribed by DST INSPIRE scheme. This supersedes all earlier announcements regarding scholarship.

Eligibility

There are three channels of admission. Candidates will be admitted to IISER only through these channels.

  1. Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana (KVPY) channel

  2. Joint Entrance Examination of Indian Institutes of Technology (JEE) channel

  3. State and Central Boards Channel (SCB) channel

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 2017-18 academic session are eligible to apply for admissions. Additional cut off criteria may be applicable.

JEE Channel

Candidates in General category securing a rank within 10000 in the Common Rank List (CRL) of JEE Advanced 2017 are eligible to apply. For candidates belonging to reserved category (OBCNC, SC, ST, PD), their category rank would be used. Additional cut off criteria may be applicable.

SCB Channel

Students who have passed (10+2) level with science stream in 2016 or 2017 with marks equal or above the cut off percentage in their respective boards as given in the table below are eligible to apply. For the candidates belonging to the Non-Creamy Layer of the Other Backward Classes (OBCNC) and Persons with Disability (PD) categories, there is a 5% relaxation. 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. Students applying through SCB channel will have to appear in the IISER Aptitude Test which will be conducted at various centres across the country. To calculate your percentage of marks obtained use your board’s method.

Name of Board Cut-off percentage Name of Board Cut-off percentage
Andhra Pradesh 95.4 Assam 74.5
Bihar 71.0 Chhattisgarh 76.6
Goa 83.3 Gujarat 65.9
Haryana 86.3 Himachal Pradesh 79.7
Jammu Kashmir 84.4 Jharkhand 57.3
Karnataka 87.5 Kerala 93.3
Madhya Pradesh 82.0 Maharashtra 77.9
Manipur 77.6 Meghalaya 68.3
Mizoram 67.4 Nagaland 66.5
Orissa 71.6 Punjab 80.7
Rajasthan 78.7 Tamil Nadu 95.2
Tripura 68.2 Uttar Pradesh 74.2
Uttarakhand 67.9 West Bengal 78.9
CBSE 90.0 ICSE 92.9
Viswa-Bharthi 83.1 AMU Board 81.4
Telangana 97.3

Exam analysis

ISER 2017 Exam Pattern

  • Subjects: The question paper of IISER Aptitude Test 2017 will be based on the PCBM.
  • Type: It will be a multiple choice question paper.
  • Mode of Exam: This will be an offline pen & paper based test.
  • There will be 15 questions asked from each subjects.
  • Marks: The question paper will be of 180 marks.
  • Duration: The time duration of the paper will be three hours (10.00 AM to 1.00 PM).
  • Marking Scheme: For each correct answer 3 marks will be awarded to the candidates.
  • Negative Marking: 1 mark will be deducted for incorrect answer as negative marking.
Subject No. of Questions Marks Duration
Physics 15 45 3 hours
Chemistry 15 45
Biology 15 45
Maths 15 45
Total 60 180

Syllabus

Syllabus for the IISER aptitude test

Syllabus for the IISER aptitude test is given below. The syllabus generally follows the NCERT syllabus for classes XI and XII. You can find some sample question papers here (Model 1 (English), Model 2 (English), Model 2 (Hindi)).

Mathematics

  1. Sets
  2. Relations and functions
  3. Trigonometric Functions
  4. Inverse Trigonometric Functions
  5. Principle of Mathematical Induction
  6. Complex Numbers and Quadratic Equations
  7. Linear Inequalities
  8. Permutations and Combinations
  9. Binomial Theorem
  10. Sequences and Series
  11. Straight Lines
  12. Conic Sections
  13. Introduction to Three Dimensional Geometry
  14. Limits and Derivatives
  15. Mathematical Reasoning
  16. Statistics
  17. Probability
  18. Matrices
  19. Determinants
  20. Continuity and Differentiability
  21. Application of Derivatives
  22. Integrals
  23. Applications of integrals
  24. Differential equations
  25. Vectors
  26. Three dimensional geometry
  27. Linear Programming

Physics

  1. Physical World and Measurement
  2. Kinematics
  3. Laws of Motion
  4. Work, Energy and Power
  5. Motion of Systems of Particles and Rigid body
  6. Gravitation
  7. Properties of bulk matter
  8. Thermodynamics
  9. Behavior of perfect gas and kinetic energy
  10. Oscillations
  11. Waves
  12. Electrostatics
  13. Current Electricity
  14. Magnetic effect of current and magnetism
  15. Electromagnetic Induction
  16. Alternating Current
  17. Electromagnetic Waves
  18. Optics
  19. Dual Nature of Radiation and Matter
  20. Atoms
  21. Nuclei
  22. Electronic devices
  23. Communication Systems

Chemistry

  1. Some Basic Concept of Chemistry
  2. Structure of Atom
  3. Classification of Elements and Periodicity in Properties
  4. Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure
  5. States of Matter
  6. Thermodynamics
  7. Equilibrium
  8. Redox Reactions
  9. Hydrogen
  10. The s-block Elements
  11. The p-block Elements
  12. Organic Chemistry – Some Basic Principles and Techniques
  13. Hydrocarbons
  14. Environmental Chemistry
  15. The solid state
  16. Solutions
  17. Electrochemistry
  18. Chemical Kinetics
  19. Surface chemistry
  20. General principles and processes of isolation of elements
  21. The p-block elements
  22. The d- & f-block elements
  23. Coordination compounds
  24. Haloalkanes and haloarenes
  25. Alcohols, phenols and ethers
  26. Aldehydes, ketones and carboxylic acids
  27. Organic compounds containing nitrogens
  28. Biomolecules
  29. Polymers
  30. Chemistry in everyday life

Biology

  1. Diversity in the living world
  2. Structural organization in animals and plants
  3. Cell structure and function
  4. Plant physiology
  5. Human physiology
  6. Reproduction
  7. Genetics and evolution
  8. Biology and human welfare
  9. Biotechnology and its application
  10. Ecology and environment