IISER Admission 2018

IISER Admission 2018 for BS-MS Dual Degree

Last Date to Apply

KVPY stream: 8 June 2018

SCB stream: 12 June 2018
JEE stream: 21 June 2018

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About IISER Admission

IISER Admission 2018 for BS & MS Programme will be started from 21 May 2018. IISER has been established to promote high-quality scientific education, research, and training, Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD). The government of India has set up seven Indian Institutes of Science Education and Research (IISER) at Bhopal, Kolkata, Mohali, Pune, Thiruvananthapuram, Tirupati, and Berhampur. Candidates will be provided admission on the basis of JEE advanced result, KVPY and SCB. Applicants who are applying through JEE Advanced and KVPY will get direct admission. However, the candidates who will take the admission through State & Central Boards (SCB) are required to appear for IISER Aptitude Test for SCB which will be conducted on 24 June 2018 at multiple test centres across India. This page gives the complete details on IISER Admission for BS-MS programme.

 The duration of BS-MS Dual Degree Program at IISER is five Years and the total intake of students at all IISERs put together is 1285 students. The candidates will be admitted to IISER BS-MS programmes through three channels.

IISER admission is done via three channels

  • Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana (KVPY).
  • Joint Entrance Examination of Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT–JEE).
  • State and Central Boards Channel (SCB).

About BS-MS Dual Degree Program
BS-MS Dual Degree Program is a fully residential programme and comprises classroom learning with research which provides the student with a golden chance for multidisciplinary interactions. The five years course comprise of the following:

  • Study of core courses in basic sciences.
  • Dedication to specialisation in chosen science subjects
  • A research project.

IISER Admission 2018 Dates (BS-MS)



Dates 2018

IISER KVPY stream application starts

21 May 2018
(Opens at 9:00 am)

Application for KVPY Stream ends - Extended

9 June 2018

IIT JEE stream application starts

11 June 2018
(Opens at 9:00 am)

Application for IIT JEE stream ends

21 June 2018
(Till 12:00 noon)

SCB channel application starts

24 May 2018
(Opens at 9:00 am)

Application for SCB stream ends

12 June 2018
(Till 12:00 noon)

KVPY List of allotted candidates published

13 June 2018

KVPY Submission of SAF begins

14 June 2018

KVPY Last date for submission of SAF

19 June 2018

Download Admit Card for IISER Aptitude Test

18 June 2018

SCB Submission of SAF for first round of allotment begins

4 July 2018

SCB Last Date for submission of SAF for final round
of allotment begins

21 July 2018

IISER Aptitude Test for SCB

24 June 2018

IISER Aptitude Test Result for SCB stream 7 July 2018

IIT JEE List of allotted candidates published

25 June 2018

Submission of SAF begins for IIT JEE

26 June 2018

IIT JEE Last Date for submission of SAF 30 June 2018

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IISER Admission Eligibility criteria

The candidates will be given admission to the Five Year BS-MS Dual Degree program on the basis of three channels mentioned below. The applicants have to give a choice of IISER Institute while applying for the BS-MS programme. The eligibility criteria for each channel are mentioned below.

IISER KVPY Eligibility

Candidates having a valid Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana (KVPY) fellowship commencing from the 2018-19 academic session are eligible to apply for admissions. Additional cut-off criteria may be applicable.

Click here for KVPY Scholarship

IISER JEE Advanced Eligibility

  • Candidates who have scored minimum 60% marks in class 12.
  • Candidates who have secured a rank in the merit list of Joint Entrance Examination Advanced for admission to Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) are eligible to apply. 
  • JEE Advanced is the second stage of Joint Entrance Exam (JEE) and only the top 2,40,000 candidates (including all categories) based on their scores in Paper 1 of JEE Main 2018 will be eligible to appear in JEE Advanced 2018.

Get complete information on JEE Advanced

IISER State and Central Boards (SCB) Eligibility

  • Candidates who have passed Class 12 with Science in 2017 or in 2018 with the marks above or equal to the cutoff percentage.
  • Marks above or equal to the cut-off percentage declared by Department of Science & Technology, DST (Last year state wise cut off given below in the selection process)
    • 5% relaxation will be given to OBC (Non-Creamy layer), PD category.
    • For SC/ST candidates the cut-off is 55% in Class 12


  • Have received an advisory note which states that the candidate is eligible for INSPIRE Scholarship for Higher Education based on the performance in Class 12.
  • The student who fulfils the eligibility criteria in SCB category will have to appear in IISER Aptitude Test 2018 which will be conducted by Joint Admission Committee of IISER.

Details on INSPIRE Scholarship 

Note: Students admitted through the KYPY scholarship basis will be eligible to avail the scholarship benefits as per the KVPY Scholarship Norms and there is also a limited number of INSPIRE Scholarships available for the candidates admitted through JEE and SCB Channels. Limited candidates will be eligible to avail this scholarship scheme where 5000 per month will be disbursed.

IISER Admission Application form and Admit Card

The candidates can apply only through ONLINE mode to get admission in Five Year BS-MS Dual Degree program offered by esteemed IISER’s. All seven IISERs such as IISER Pune, IISER Mohali, IISER Kolkata etc, admit candidates through a common application process. One application form is valid for all IISERs. The application for the admission to IISER will be begun from late May 2018. The candidates willing to get admission in IISER can fill the application form by the link given for each.

  • For KVPY Stream: KVPY Application Form 2018 can be filled Online only. For getting registered for KVPY 2018, the candidates are required to fill the KVPY 2018 Application Form available. The candidates are suggested to follow the link to fill the application form. The last day to fill the application form has extended to 9 June 2018. 
  • For JEE Advanced Stream: The candidates can also apply through JEE Advanced by filling the JEE Advanced Application Form. The application form can be filled by following the link.
  • For SCB Streams: The candidates seeking admission in IISER BS-MS programme through SCB need to fill the application form which the candidates can find on the official website.

There are 3 channels for admission into IISER and candidate can take admission through all channels provided that he meets the eligibility criteria but for admission through each channel, he/she will have to fill up a separate IISER admission form. 

IISER Application Form 2018

IISER Admission Fees

Candidates are required to pay a non-refundable application fee to secure their admission into IISER Pune, IISER Kolkata, IISER Mohali, IISER Trivananthapuram, IISER Tirupati, IISER Brahampur and IISER Bhopal for each category. The application fee amount for each category is given in the table below. The candidates are advised to check the fee amount of their category and lay the application fee according to their category.

IISER Application Fee

Category Fee Amount
General/ OBC Rs. 2,000
SC/ ST and Kashmiri Migrants, PwD Rs.1,000


IISER Fee Structure for BS-MS Programme

The fees have to be deposited by the candidates for the first semester is given below. The fee amount is different according to the category. The annual fee for the Mohali branch is Rs. 64,600 and the SC/ ST candidates are exempted from tuition fees.

IISER Branches

General/ OBC Category Fee

SC/ ST/PD Category Fee


Rs 43,800

Rs 13,500

IISER Kolkata

Rs 45,675

Rs 15,375

IISER Trivananthapuram

Rs 46,515

Rs 16,215

IISER Tirupati

Rs 43,450

Rs 13,200

IISER Berhampur

Rs 45,800


IISER Admission Result and Counselling

Up to 50% of the seats at IISER are filled through KVPY & JEE Advanced Channel and remaining seats through State and Central Boards (SCB) channel based on IISER Aptitude Test. 

Total Seats Available for BS-MS Dual Degree Program

Candidates go through the table to know the total seats available for each branch. 


IISER Branch Total Seats 
IISER Pune 200
IISER Mohali 200
IISER Kolkata 200
IISER Bhopal 250
IISER Berhampur 100
IISER Thiruvananthapuram 200
IISER Tirupati 150


IISER Seat Distribution
The seat distribution according to each channel is given below.

IISER Admission Channel Seats Distribution
KVPY Channel Upto 25% seats (Gen/SC/ST/OBC Non-Creamy layer)
JEE Channel Upto 25% seats (Gen/SC/ST/OBC Non-Creamy layer)
SCB category on the basis of IISER Aptitude Test 2018 Remaining Seats after allotment to the above-given categories.


  • KVPY: Candidates having a valid KVPY fellowship commencing from the 2018-19 academic session are eligible to apply for admissions. Additional cut-off criteria may be applicable.
  • JEE Advanced: Appearing in 2018 and secures a rank in the merit list.
  • State and Central Boards: On the basis of IISER Aptitude test conducted by Joint Admission Committee of the IISERs

IISER Cut-offs for SCB Category

The IISER cut-off lists for the current year i.e. 2018 has not been released yet. Therefore, the candidates are suggested to go through the previous year cut-off marks so that they will get the idea of estimated cut-off scores for the year 2018.

Name of Board

Cut-off percentage

Name of Board

Cut-off percentage

AMU Board


Andhra Pradesh


















Himachal Pradesh


Jammu Kashmir








Madhya Pradesh


















Tamil Nadu






Uttar Pradesh




West Bengal






IISER Admission Exam pattern

IISER SCB Exam Pattern

  • Medium of Question Paper: The question paper will be in English
  • Type of Question Paper: The questions are multiple choice and objective type.
  • Duration of exam: 180 minutes.
  • IISER Marking Scheme: 3 marks are awarded for a correct response, no marks are awarded or deducted for the unanswered question and there is a negative marking of -1 for every wrong answer.

IISER Question Paper Pattern 2018

The aptitude test will have questions from Physics, Chemistry, Maths & Biology so a student with PCMB at Class 12 is at an advantage while appearing for IISER Aptitude test. 50% seats are filled through KVP/ JEE Channel and remaining seats on the basis of SCB stream.


Number of Questions

Part 1- Mathematics


Part 2- Chemistry


Part 3- Physics


Part4- Biology


IISER Admission Important details

Indian Institute of Science Education and Research is committed to the scientific research and science education of international standards. IISERs were established by the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India, to bridge this division.

IISER Campus in India

  1. Bhopal
  2. Kolkata
  3. Mohali
  4. Pune
  5. Thiruvananthapuram
  6. Tirupati
  7. Berhampur

IISER 2018 SCB Exam Centres List



Indian Institute of Science Kendriya Vidyalaya, Bangalore


The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda


Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Bhopal


National Institute Science Education and Research Bhubaneswar


To be announced


Indian Institute of Technology Madras


Indian Institute of Technology Delhi


Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati


Kendriya Vidyalaya, Uppal No. 1, Hyderabad


Kendriya Vidyalaya No. 1, Salt Lake, Kolkata


Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Mohali


Institute of Chemical Technology, Matunga, Mumbai


Laxminarayan Institute of Technology, Nagpur


Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Pune


Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Thiruvananthapuram


Indian Institute of Technology (Banaras Hindu University), Varanasi

IISER Admission Contact


Chairman, Joint Admission Committee 2018
Indian Institute of Science Education & Research,Kolkata
Mohanpur – 741 246, India

Contact Details:

Email : ask-jac2018@iisermohali.ac.in
Phone : +91-172-229-3122

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