To promote high-quality science 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.

Degree Programmes

  • BS-MS (Dual Degree)

It is a five-year degree program for bright and motivated science students who have passed class 10+2 or equivalent. Most IISERs offer BS-MS (Dual Degree) in Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, and Physics. Earth and Environmental Sciences is available at select IISERs. For details please visit the website of individual IISERs.

The BS-MS program integrates classroom learning with research and provides ample scope for multidisciplinary interactions. The program consists of core courses in basic sciences and specialization in chosen subjects along with an MS research project. The training during this program enables students to pursue careers in academia, R&D institutes, and industries.

  • Additionally, IISER Bhopal offers four year BS programmes in Economicand Engineering Sciences. Mathematics at 10+2 level is mandatory for candidates seeking admission to both these BS programmes.

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.

Key Features
  • Highly competent and motivated faculty in various disciplines with a passion for science
  • Integrated undergraduate teaching with cutting-edge research across disciplines
  • Upcoming eco-friendly green campuses with appropriate infrastructure
  • Library with online resources, books, and research journals
  • State of the art teaching and research facilities
  • Sports and recreational facilities
  • Hostel facility for all students

Candidates who have passed 10+2 or equivalent level exam with science stream in 2018 or 2019 are eligible to apply for admissions. Candidates will be admitted to IISER only through following three channels.

  1. Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana (KVPY) channel
  2. Joint Entrance Examination (JEE-Advanced) of the Indian Institutes of Technology
  3. 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 2019-20 academic session are eligible to apply for admissions. Additional cut-off criteria for marks obtained in 10+2 board examination is also applicable. Please see the cut-off criteria here.

JEE-Advanced Channel

Candidates in General category securing a rank within 10000 in the Common Rank List (CRL) of JEE Advanced 2019 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. Please see the cut-off criteria here.

SCB Channel

      • Students who have passed 10+2 level with science stream in 2018 or 2019 are eligible to apply for admissions and appear for IAT 2019.
      • However, they will be considered for admissions to the degree programmes only if they obtain the cut-off marks specified for their board. Please see the cut-off criteria here.
      • 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.
      • IISER Aptitude Test (IAT) 2019 will be conducted in a fully computer-based test mode. Mock Test is available here 
      • Instructions for the mock test are available here

Category-wise cut-off marks (out of 500) for class 10+2 examination for different State and Central Boards

S.N.BOARDS/COUNCILSCut-off Marks (out of 500) for IISERs Admission 2019
1Central Board Of Sec. Edu. (CBSE), New Delhi431420401385385
2Board Of Intermediate Education (Andhra Pradesh)469465452447447
3Assam Higher Secondary Education Council368364353322322
4Aligarh Muslim University Board Of Secondary & Sr. Sec. Education, AligarhNA*NA*NA*NA*NA*
5Bihar School Examination Board, Patna310305295299295
6Council For The Indian School Certificate Examinations, Delhi441424412381381
7Goa Board Of Sec. And Higher Sec.Education371355348349348
8Gujarat Sec. And Higher Sec. Education Board357335325299299
9Kerala Board Of Public Examinations447425402393393
10Board Of Sec. Education, Madhya Pradesh400391376360360
11Meghalaya Board Of School Education366337336345336
12Mizoram Board Of School Education364356332343332
13Nagaland Board Of School Education368368346340340
14Punjab School Education Board389387375366366
15Telangana State Board Of Intermediate Education, Nampally, Hyderabad468465454457454
16Tripura Board Of Secondary EducationNA*NA*NA*NA*NA*
17Maharashtra State Board Of Secondary And Higher Education342344325318318
18U.P. Board Of High School & Intermediate Education, U. P.358347339333333
19Board Of Secondary Education Rajasthan390391375368368
20Himachal Pradesh Board Of School Education Dharmashala, H. P.399388384383383
21Board Of School Education Haryana, Bhiwani405397381347347
22Council Of Higher Sec. Education, Manipur337340330358330
23Govt. Of Karnataka Dept. Of Pre-University Education, Karnataka419400346360346
24Council Of Higher Sec. Education, Odisha321321291266266
25Chhatisgarh Board Of Secondary Education375379355355355
26Jharkhand Academic Council, Ranchi314318300292292
27Jammu & Kashmir State Board Of School Education395383325303303
29Uttarakhand Board of School Education312310296292292
30West Bengal Council of Higher Secondary Education347352327294294
31Tamil Nadu Board of Higher Secondary Education431432429409409
32National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS)343332327329327

*NA stands for cut-off marks are not available. In such cases, cut-off marks of  CBSE board will apply.

Note: If the result of class 10+2 (or equivalent) exam is awaited, you can apply and appear for the aptitude test. But, you will be eligible for admissions only if you satisfy minimum eligibility criteria. Please check the timeline here for the deadline for uploading marksheet of class 10+2 (or equivalent) examination.


1) The candidate must have marks within the category-wise cut-off as shown in the table above for their respective Class XII (or equivalent) Board examination for being eligible to get admission to IISERs. Additionally, for admission to engineering programmes through JEE advanced channel, candidates who have secured 75% marks (GEN/EWS/OBC-NCL) or 65% marks (SC/ST/PwD) in their Class XII (or equivalent) exams are also eligible.

2) For candidates who appeared in the Class XII (or equivalent) Board examination for the first time in 2018 and reappeared in ALL subjects (for whatsoever reason) in 2019, the better of two performances will be considered.

3) If a Board gives aggregate marks considering both Class XI and Class XII examinations (in the 10+2 system), then only Class XII marks will be considered. If a Board gives aggregate marks considering the results of all three years of a 3-year diploma or courses of equivalent duration, then only the marks scored in the final year will be considered. Similarly, for Boards, which follow a semester system, the marks scored in the final two semesters will be considered.

4) In case any of the subjects Mathematics or Biology, Physics, Chemistry, and Language are not evaluated in the final year (e.g., in a 3-year diploma course), then the marks for the same subject from the previous year(s) will be used for calculating the percentage of aggregate marks.

5) If a Board awards only letter grades without providing an equivalent percentage of marks on the grade -sheet, the candidate should obtain a certificate from the Board specifying the equivalent marks and submit it before the deadline of the mark-sheet submission. In case such a certificate is not provided by the Board, meeting minimum eligibility criteria will be assessed as follows: If CGPA/CPI is reported on any scale other than 10 (for example, 4 points or 8 points scale), an equivalent CGPA/CPI will be calculated as per the following formula: CGPA/CPI in a 10 point scale = (CGPA/CPI Obtained×10)/PS. Finally, the marks will be linearly scaled out of 500. (Here PS stands for Point scale used by the Board).

6) If a Board does not give marks/grades scored in individual subjects but gives only the aggregate marks/grades, then the aggregate marks/grades given by the Board will be considered as such (linearly scaled out of 500 if the total marks are not out of 500).

7) Candidates from any board other than the ones listed in the above table (of State and Central Boards) can apply only through JEE-Advanced and KVPY channels provided that they also satisfy the eligibility criteria as specified by JEE-Advanced or KVPY, as the case may be. Such candidates should either bring a certificate from their respective board that they are within top 20 percentile of their board or else cut-off scores for CBSE board will be applied for them. Additionally, for admission to engineering programmes through JEE advanced channel, candidates who have secured 75% marks (GEN/EWS/OBC-NCL) or 65% marks (SC/ST/PwD) in their Class XII (or equivalent) exams are also eligible.


First of all, if marks awarded in a subject (in class XII or equivalent) are NOT out of 100, then the marks should be linearly scaled (up or down) to 100. Then, the following five subjects will be considered for calculating the cut-off marks for fulfilling the eligibility criterion so that the total aggregate marks are out of 500:

(i) Chemistry

(ii) Physics

(iii) Biology or Mathematics

(iv) One language (if the candidate has taken more than one language course, then the language course with the highest marks will be considered)

(v) Any subject other than the ones used in the above four (the subject with highest marks will be considered)

After considering four subjects as mentioned in points (i) to (iv), one must consider the subject with the highest marks among all remaining subjects in his/her mark-sheet/grade-sheet. Please note that the subject for point (v) could also be a language course or Mathematics or Biology, provided that it is not being considered in any of the points (i) to (iv), and such that it is the subject with highest marks among all remaining subjects in the mark-sheet/grade-sheet.

Following are tentative dates for various activities in the admission process. This page will be updated periodically during the admission process. 

DatesKVYP Channel JEE-Advanced ChannelSCB Channel
Sunday, March 31, 2019Application portal opens
Sunday, April 28, 2019Application portal closes at 5 PM
Monday, May 20, 2019Downloading of hall tickets begins (tentative – earlier start date is likely)
Sunday, May 26, 2019Application portal opens at 9 AM (tentative)
Sunday, June 02, 2019IISER Aptitude Test  during 11 AM-2PM (tentative)
Saturday, June 15, 2019Application portal opens at 9 AM (tentative)
Thursday, June 20, 2019Application portal closes at 5 PM (tentative)Application portal closes at 5 PM (tentative)

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)).

Mock Test is available here 

Instructions for the mock test are available here


  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


  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


  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


  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


  • In order to apply for IISER Admissions 2019, a candidate has to first do online registration using the Registration link given below
  • After successful registration, you will receive login id  on your registered mobile number along with the password
  • Using these login credentials, candidates should fill online application form  using Application Login link given below

For instructions to fill the online registration and the online application form, please carefully read the demo form given here.

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The Chairperson
Joint Admissions Committee 2019
Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Bhopal
Bhopal Bypass Road, Bhauri
Bhopal 462 066 Madhya Pradesh, INDIA

Email: ask-jac2019 [AT]
Phone: +91 755 269 2500 (10 AM to 1 PM on weekdays)

Application portal through SCB channel is now open. Click here to Apply

For information on the date of opening/closing for applications through JEE-Advanced and KVPY channels, please visit the ‘Important Dates’ tab.

IISER Aptitude Test (IAT) 2019 will be conducted in a fully computer-based test mode. This test is likely to be held in June 2019. IAT-2019 will be conducted in various cities [see list] across India

Mock Test is available here. Instructions for the mock test are available here.

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