Indian Institutes of Science Education and Research(IISER) ADMISSION 2018

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Indian Institutes of Science Education and Research IISER ADMISSION 2018

Admission to the BS-MS programs of IISERs for the year 2018 is closed.

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.

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. For candidates seeking admission to BS-MS dual degree in Engineering Sciences stream of IISER Bhopal, Mathematics at 10+2 level is mandatory.

From this year onward a four year BS programme in Economic Sciences is also being introduced in IISER Bhopal for students having mathematics at 10+2 level.

Admission to BS-MS Degree Programme 2018

Application portal for admission to all IISERs for the academic year 2018 will open in May 2018. See the Important Dates section for more information.


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


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 2018-19 academic session are eligible to apply for admissions. Additional cut-off criteria may be applicable.

SCB Channel

Students who have passed (10+2) level with science stream in 2017 or 2018 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 the percentage calculation method adopted by your board.

The cut-off percentage for different boards for this years admission are as follows:

IISER Aptitude Test 2018

Cut-off percentage of different State and Central Boards

Name of the Board Cut-off
AMU Board 81.4
Andhra Pradesh 94.8
Assam 71.9
Bihar 70.0
CBSE 88.3
Chattisgarh 74.1
Goa 82.6
Gujarat 60.2
Haryana 85.5
Himachal Pradesh 79.3
ICSE 93.3
Jammu & Kashmir 86.2
Jharkhand 60.0
Karnataka 88.0
Kerala 93.1
Madhya Pradesh 85.2
Maharashtra 76.1
Manipur 79.0
Meghalaya 67.0
Mizoram 63.8
Nagaland 63.0
National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS) 83.6
Odisha 68.6
Punjab 80.4
Rajasthan 76.9
Tamil Nadu 95.1
Telangana 94.7
Tripura 60.0
Uttarakhand 66.1
Uttar Pradesh 74.3
Visva-Bharati 83.1
West Bengal 75.9


JEE Channel

Candidates in General category securing a rank within 10000 in the Common Rank List (CRL) of JEE Advanced 2018 are eligible to apply. For candidates belonging to reserved category (OBCNC, SC, ST, PD), their category rank should be within 10000.


The Chairperson
Joint Admissions Committee 2018
Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Mohali
Knowledge City, Sector 81, Mohali
P.O Manauli 140306

Email: ask-jac2018 [AT]
Phone: +91 172 229 3122 (10 AM to 1 PM on weekdays)


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