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IISER 2018 Notification, Exam Date, Application Form, Eligibility Criteria, Exam Patter, Syllabus, Admit Card, Result and Counselling

Indian Institutes of Science Education and Research (IISERs) organize a selection test keeping in order providing admission to hopefuls in five-year long BS-MS double degree program offered by them. On the premise of a hopeful's score in IISER entrance test (otherwise called IISER fitness test), he/she can secure confirmation at IISER situated in Berhampur, Bhopal, Kolkata, Mohali, Pune, Thiruvananthapuram, or Tirupati. Hopefuls who have cleared their Class XII in Science stream are qualified to apply for IISER placement test 2018. According to IISER selection test pattern there is a sum of 60 objectives that competitors need to finish in three hours span. IISER entrance exam 2018 dates are not out yet.

IISER 2018 Notification

IISER 2018 Exam Date (Tentatively)

Event Name


Online Application Starts

4th week of May 2018

Application Closed

4th week of June 2018

Hall Ticket Download

Last week of June 2018

IISER Aptitude Test

1st week of July 2018

Result Declaration & Registration starts (First round of Allotment)

2nd week of July 2018


First round Registration End 

3rd week of July 2018

FLOAT + Second round Allocation & Registration starts

4th week of July 2018


2nd round Registration Ends & Float+3rd round allocation & registration starts

4th week of July 2018


Third round registrations ends

4th week of July

IISER 2018 Application Form    

Candidates, those want to get admission to the IISER Institutions have to fill the IISER Online application via SCB (State & Central Boards) streams, KVPY Stream & JEE (Advanced) Stream.

  • Candidates will get the IISER Online Application form from the 4th week of May 2018.
  • The application form will be issued through online mode only.
  • Candidates can fill the IISER 2018 Application Form till the 4th week of June 2018 (SCB), 2nd week of June 2018 (KVPY) & 1st week of July 2018 (JEE Advanced) Streams.
  • At the time of form filling, candidates have to upload their scanned photograph & mark sheet/rank card (as applicable) in a given format.
  • It is necessary to fill the Institution choice out of all 7 IISER for admission according to the preferences in the application.
  • Keep the print copy of the filled application form for future use.

Application Fee:

Candidates have to deposit Rs. 1500 (Rs. 750 in case of SC/ST category & Kashmiri Migrants) as an application fee. The fee is non-refundable. Candidates can pay the fee through online or offline mode.                      

IISER 2018 Eligibility Criteria

The eligibity criteria of IISER 2018 may vary depending on under which channel admission is sought:

KYPY Channel: Under this category, candidates need to have a valid KYPY fellowship commencing 2018-19. In addition, candidates will have to meet the cutoff criteria that may be applicable.

JEE Channel: General Category candidates who have scored an All Inda Rank (AIR) within 10000 in the Common Rank List (CRL) in JEE Advanced 2018 can apply. In case of reserved category candidates, they need to be ranked inside the top 10000 in their respective categories.

SCB Channel: Students seeking admission under this channel must meet the minimum cut off percentage prescribed by IISER for their respective state boards. Additionally, candidates will have to appear in the IISER Aptitude Test to be considered for admission.


Indian nationals are eligible to apply for IISER admission. PIO and OCI category candidates can also apply, but like their Indian counterparts they must also meet apply through any of the three available channels and satisfy applicable eligibility criteria.

IISER 2018 Exam Pattern

Mode of Exam: KVPY Aptitude Test will be conducted through offline mode (pen-paper based).

Type of Questions: The questions will be multiple choice types.

Exam Duration: The duration of the exam will be 3 hours (10:00 AM to 1:00 PM).

No. of Questions: 15 questions will be asked from each subject.

Total Marks: The question paper will be of 180 marks.

Marking Scheme: 3 marks will be given to the candidates for each correct response.

Negative Marking: For incorrect answer, one mark will be deducted.

Subjects: The question paper will be comprised of PCMB subjects (Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics & Biology).


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IISER 2018 Syllabus


Physical World and Measurement, Kinematics, Laws of Motion, Work, Energy and Power, Gravitation, Properties of bulk matter, Thermodynamics, Oscillations, Waves, Electrostatics, Current Electricity, Electromagnetic Induction, Alternating Current, Electromagnetic Waves, Optics, Dual Nature of Radiation and Matter.


Some Basic Concept of Chemistry, Structure of Atom, Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure, States of Matter, Thermodynamics, Redox Reactions, Hydrogen, The s-block Elements, The p-block Elements, Organic Chemistry, Hydrocarbons, Environmental Chemistry, The solid state, Solutions, Electrochemistry, Chemical Kinetics, Surface chemistry, The d- & f-block elements, Organic compounds containing nitrogens, Biomolecules, Polymers, Chemistry in everyday life.


Sets, Relations and functions, Trigonometric Functions, Permutations and Combinations, Binomial Theorem, Sequences and Series, Limits and Derivatives, Mathematical Reasoning, Statistics, Probability, Matrices, Determinants, Continuity and Differentiability, Integrals, Applications of integrals, Differential equations, Vectors, Three dimensional geometry.


Diversity in the living world, Structural organization in animals and plants, Cell structure and function, Plant physiology, Human physiology, Reproduction, Genetics and evolution, Biology and human welfare, Biotechnology and its application, Ecology and environment.

IISER 2018 Admit Card

Candidates will be able to download their admit card for a SCB channel through online mode. The admit card will be issued from the Last week of June 2018. No other mode will be entertained to get the IISER 2018 Admit card.

How to download IISER Admit card 2018

Log-in to portal using the following details:

  • Email ID
  • Password (generated at the time of registrati on)
  • Security code displayed on screen

The admit card will be displayed on screen

Check that all the details mentioned in it are correct.

Download and take printout of the IISER 2018 admit card.

ISER Result 2018

The result of the aptitude test, for candidates applying through SCB channel, will be announced in online mode. To view the result, candidates need to simply go to the result page and select the SCB Seat Allotment option; no log-in is required. The result page will display the role numbers of candidates who have been offered seats. However, to download the offer letter, the candidate will have to log in to the application portal using their login credentials.

IISER Counselling 2018

The 50% seats of IISERs Institutions will be filled on the basis of JEE Advanced & KVPY scores. The remaining seats will be filled through SCB (State & Central Boards) which is based on IISER Aptitude Test 2018.  The allotment of seat will be based on the merit list, availability of seats & candidate preferences. The conducting authority will not release any IISER cut-off list for admission. Top candidates who qualify the KVPY & JEE Advanced exam will get admission into IISERs.

Documents required at the time of Admission:

  • Class 10th Mark sheet & Passing Certificate
  • Class 12th Mark sheet & Passing Certificate
  • Printed copy of the application form
  • IISER Aptitude Test 2018 Admit Card
  • Category Certificate
  • Character Certificate
  • ID Proof
  • Offer Letter