All you need to know about IISER Aptitude Test 2021: Important Dates, Eligibility, Fee, Admission & Application and FAQs

All you need to know about IISER Aptitude Test 2021: Important Dates, Eligibility, Fee, Admission & Application and FAQs

About IISER Aptitude Test

IISER (Indian Institutes of Science Education and Research) Aptitude Test is a national-level online entrance exam conducted by (IISERs) once in a year to check the competence of the applicants before offering them admission to the BS-MS dual degree programme of five years through three mediums viz. JEE Advanced, SCB and KVPY. 

Based on applicants’ performance in IISER entrance exam/ IISER aptitude test, admission is given to them at different campuses of IISER established in Kolkata, Pune, Berhampur, Mohali, Bhopal, Thiruvananthapuram or Tirupati. 

IISER 2021 Aptitude Test will be held in the fourth Week of May 2021 and the admission will be offered based on the performance in any of the three channels, namely, SCB, KVPY, and JEE Advanced exam. SCB is the only channel through which candidates are offered admission based on the entrance test. The IISER 2021 is the national level entrance test conducted once a year by the Indian Institutes of Science Education & Research (IISER). Qualification in IISER 2021 SCB Aptitude test is an entry-ticket to get enrolled in the 5-year dual degree BS-MS course. 

IISER Aptitude Test 2021: Key Takeaways

Conducting Body

Indian Institutes of Science Education and Research


Once in a year



Total number & type of questions

60 Objective questions

Total duration of examination

3 hours

Level of examination


Mode of Application


Mode of Examination


Mode of Counselling


IISER Aptitude Test 2021 Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility criteria of IISER 2021 changes as per the three different channels of admission which are as follows:

For KVPY (Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana)

Applicants must have a KVPY fellowship starting from the academic session 2021-2022. 

For JEE Advanced (Joint Entrance Examination of Indian Institutes of Technology)

General category applicants must have a rank secured in JEE Advanced within the range that will be stipulated by the concerned authorities.

For SCB (State and Central Boards)

Applicants must score equal to or above cut off marks in IISER aptitude test 2021 required for IISER admissions 2021.


  • Applicants from OBC (non-creamy layer) and PwD categories will get a 5% relaxation in the cutoff percentage. 
  • Applicants from SC/ ST/ Kashmiri Migrants (KM) categories become eligible for IISER Aptitude Test if they score 55% in Class XII from any recognised board.

IISER Aptitude Test 2021 Important Dates (Tentative)

For Admission via SCB (Aptitude Test):



Application Form

3rd week of March 2021

Last date to submit application form

4th week of April 2021

Issuance of Admit card 

2nd week of May 2021

Last date for the submission of 12th marks & category certificate

3rd week of May 2021

IISER Aptitude Test 2021

4th week of May 2021

Release of Answer Key

1st week of June 2021

Result declaration

1st week of June 2021

Counselling session

3rd week of June 2021

For Admission via KVPY:


Dates (Tentative)

Application form

3rd week of April 2021

Last date for the submission of 12th scorecard & certificate

3rd week of May 2021

First seat allocation process

1st week of June 2021

For Admission via JEE Advanced:



Application form

1st week of June 2021

Last date for the submission of 12th scorecard & certificate

2nd week of June 2021

First seat allocation process

2nd week of June 2021

IISER Entrance Exam 2021 Application Procedure

To apply for IISER Entrance Exam 2021, follow the below-given steps:-

Step 1 – Registration at IISER Admission Portal

  • Visit the official website of IISER. 
  • Click on ‘Register’
  • Click on ‘New User’ (if you are a new user)
  • Fill in the credentials such as Name (as mentioned in the mark sheet of Class XII), Phone Number, D.O.B., valid Email ID
  • Set a password
  • Check the details filled and click on ‘Confirm’.
  • Check the OTP sent on your mobile number → verify the number → re-login.

Step 2 – Online filling of the IISER Entrance Exam Application Form 

  • Enter the personal details- Name, DOB, category, religion, disability status, etc
  • Enter the education details- subject-wise score of Class XII, Board’s name, etc.
  • Choose the IISER exam centre & preference for IISER campus
  • Upload photo of 2MB size or lesser in png/ jpg/ BMP format
  • Choose ‘Yes’ or ‘No’ for the Float option.

Step 3 Application Fee Payment

  • Fees to register for IISER Entrance Exam 2021 is to be paid through debit card/credit card/net banking.

IISER 2021 Entrance Exam Application Fee


Amount in INR 


2000/- for male & female both.


2000/- for male & female both.


1000/- for male & female both.

IISER Entrance Exam 2021 Admit Card

The IISER Admission 2021 Admit Card will be released on the official website- http://www.iiseradmission.in/. Once released, the admit cards will be downloadable by the successful applicants  who will fill the application form and pay the application fee before the deadline. No hard copy or soft copy of IISER Entrance Exam 2021 Admit Card will be posted or mailed individually to the applicants. Students will need to download the admit card from the official website by entering the details asked.  IISER Entrance Exam 2021 admit card is a mandatory document to carry along with the valid photo while appearing for the exam. No candidates will be permitted to enter the exam hall without the admit card. IISER Entrance Exam 2021 admit cards will comprise the details about the candidate as well as the exam such as candidate’s name, roll number, exam centres, exam guidelines etc.

IISER Entrance Exam 2021 Exam Pattern 

  • Mode of Examination: The examination will be conducted in the online mode as a Computer Based Test
  • Number of Questions:15 questions from each subject.
  • Total questions: A total 60 questions in the examination.
  • Duration of the Exam: 3 hours/180 minutes
  • Marking Scheme: 3 marks will be given for each correct attempt
  • Negative Marking: 1 mark will be ducted for each incorrect attempt

Distribution of Questions and Marks: SCB (Aptitude) Test.


Number of Questions

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IISER Entrance Exam 2021 Result

The result of IISER Entrance Exam 2021 will be announced in online mode on the official website. To access the result of IISER Entrance Exam 2021 and download the scorecard, the candidates will have to fill the login credentials viz. Username and Password in the login window. The candidates will be able to download the IISER Admission 2021 Result from the 1st week of June 2021. IISER Entrance Exam 2021 result will comprise details like candidates’ name, roll number, score obtained, etc.

The IISER entrance exam result 2021 can be checked on the official website. 

  • Step 1: Go to http://www.iiseradmission.in/
  • Step 2: Click on the Result tab 
  • Step 3: Click on the First Round Allotment link
  • Step 4: Check the IISER 2021 result displayed on the screen showing roll numbers of all the applicants who have received seats in the first round of SCB (State and Central Boards).

Further steps for the applicants interested in IISER admission

  • Step 5: Log in to the admission portal & download the offer letter. 
  • Step 6: Pay the stipulated Seat Acceptance Fee (SAF) before the prescribed last date and time to participate in different rounds of admissions.

IISER Entrance Exam 2021 Answer Key

Before the release of IISER Entrance Exam 2021 results, the IISER Entrance Exam 2021 Answer Key will be released to enable the students to challenge the answers. The authority will publicize the SCB channel answer key in the 1st week of June 2021, to be downloadable from the official website in the online mode. Using their registered ID and password, candidates will be able to check their answer key. The answer key will comprise the answer of all the questions present in the question paper. 

IISER Entrance Exam 2021 Cut-off

CEED cutoff refers to the minimum marks that an applicant has to secure to qualify CEED. Category-wise CEED 2021 cutoffs will be released by IIT Bombay on the official website of CEED. The cut-off marks for IISER 2021 will be released by the conducting authority and students meeting the cut-off marks will be able to apply for the admission in the renowned institute. For the cut-off marks, subjects like Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics/Biology will be taken into consideration.

Factors that will determine CEED Cutoff 2021

  • Complexity level of the examination
  • Total no.of candidates taking the entrance test
  • Total Seat Intake
  • Performance of the candidates in the entrance test
  • Last years cutoff trends

Helpful tips to crack IISER Entrance Exam 2021: Groundwork Strategy 

Some tips that will help these aspirants score high include in-depth studying of all the topics of syllabus, ironing out last year question-papers, following time-management, brushing up the knowledge and learning. 

IISER Entrance Exam 2021 Counselling

The IISER Admission 2021 Counselling will be held separately for all three channels in June 2021. The IISER Admission 2021 Counselling will be conducted as the web-based counseling to allot the seats to the qualified candidates, based on different factors and reservation policy. All the qualified candidates will be called to participate in the IISER Admission 2021 Counselling.

Documents Needed During Counselling 

  • Class 10th mark sheet & certificate
  • Class 12th mark sheet & certificate
  • Counselling letter (original as well as a photocopy)
  • Admit card of JEE Advanced/KVPY or IISER aptitude test
  • Recent passport size photograph (coloured)

IISER 2021 Entrance Exam Centres

The list of IISER 2021 Entrance Exam centres consists of Bangalore, Bhopal, Bhubaneshwar, Baroda, Chennai, Delhi, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Mohali, Mumbai, Nagpur, Pune, Thiruvananthapuram, Tirupati, Varanasi and Vijayawada.

IISER Aptitude Test 2021 Syllabus

To qualify IISER 2021 with a good score, a candidate needs to be well-versed with the academic knowledge gathered in class XI and class XII. 

As per the official website, the IISER entrance exam syllabus is based on the NCERT syllabus for classes XI and XII.

Let us have a look at the IISER Aptitude Test 2021 Syllabus:


  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. The motion of Systems of Particles and Rigid body
  6. Gravitation
  7. Properties of bulk matter
  8. Thermodynamics
  9. The behaviour 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

FAQs about IISER 202

Do I need to attempt questions of all the 4 subjects or any three subjects out of Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Mathematics?

An applicant needs to attempt questions from all the four subjects viz. Biology, Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry.

Each subject consists of 15 questions of 3 marks each, making a question paper of 60 questions in total. For every wrong answer, there will be a negative marking of one mark.

I am good at PCM but weak in Biology and I want to take admission in IISER. What is the solution for me?

You can get admission via JEE Advanced in IISER, provided your rank must be in top 10,000 to meet the eligibility for admission. 

What is a BS-MS degree and who offers it?

BS-MS degree is a dual degree of Bachelor of Science and Master of Science. The degree is autonomously offered by individual IISERs.

What is the total number of seats that are available for the BS degree programme in the present year?

Presently, only IISER Bhopal awards BS degree programmes. 115 is the tentative total number of seats(including supernumerary) available for the admission to BS programme. Out of 115, 73 is for BS Engineering Sciences and 42 is for BS Economic Sciences.


IGNOU 2020 TEE Answer Booklets & Re-evaluation Now Allowed to Applicants

IGNOU 2020 TEE Answer Booklets & Re-evaluation Now Allowed to Applicants

IGNOU 2020 TEE Answer Booklets & Re-evaluation Now Allowed to Applicants

Students participated in Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) June 2020 TEE, and December 2019 TEE exam will now be allowed to apply for the xerox copies of answer booklets. Indira Gandhi National Open University has decided to allow the students for the revaluation and re totalling of marks, they scored in these examinations.

The results of IGNOU June 2020 TEE were announced on October 1. With the upcoming facility of issuance of the photocopy of answer booklets, the students who were dissatisfied with their results can apply for the revaluation of marks scored in the term-end examinations and the photocopies of IGNOU TEE answer sheets. 

The application for the same will have to be made online on the official website of the university. Students simply need to go to the IGNOU website and click apply on the designated link. After which, a few details need to be filled, followed by the payment of the application fee and submission of the application form. 

It must be noted that the applications for revaluation and photocopies of IGNOU December 2019 TEE and IGNOU June 2020 TEE of exams comprising MCQ type questions are disallowed. 

According to the statement in the IGNOU revaluation window,  “Reevaluation and copy of Answerscripts is not available for the Following Exam for Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) type and conducted on OMR sheets.”

Students can apply for and get the photocopies of the answer booklets of IGNOU June TEE and IGNOU December TEE examinations if the answer copy has not been handled for Re-evaluation. Students can either first make an application for the copy of Answer Sheet, followed by an application for Re-evaluation or go for both simultaneously. 


UP Govt to pay Education Expenses of NEET Topper

UP Govt to pay Education Expenses of NEET Topper

UP Govt to pay Education Expenses of NEET Topper

Education expenses of NEET topper Akansha Singh will be paid by Uttar Pradesh Government. Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has made an announcement about the disbursement of her graduation expenses. These expenses will include the expenditure of food and lodging during all the academic levels of her graduation.

Akansha Singh lives in Kushinagar district of UP and has achieved 100% score in NEET 2020 exam.  

Though Akansha was given second rank in the examination, she has been declared as top-ranked along with Soyeb Aftab who is native of Odisha state. On the direction of CM Yogi Adityanath, a letter is to be sent by the chief secretary of UP state, to the authorities concerned for the declaration of NEET 2020 ranks to declare Akansha Singh and Soyeb Aftab, both as the first rankers of NEET 2020 examination as they both have scored 720 marks out of maximum score of 720. 

Besides, personal wishes are sent from UP CM to the family members and parents of AKansha Singh, laurelled the top- scorer as an ideal for all the girls. CM Yogi Adityanath appreciated the hard -work she has made and the high perseverance she has maintained throughout her preparation. 

On the other side, Shoyeb Aftab has also created a history with a full score of 720/720 and All India Rank of 1. He is the first-ever candidate to score 100% in NEET examination. From Odisha state also, he is the first student to Top NEET. With this high score, he hopes to get admission in AIIMS New Delhi. 

NEET 2020 comprises a sum of 180 MCQ type questions for a maximum of 720 marks. Qualified candidates who have scored at least or more than NEET 2020 cut-off are considered eligible to participate in the counselling process of NEET 2020. This implies that the candidates with scores more than NTA NEET 2020 cut-off will be eligible for enrollment to state-quota seats India quota (AIQ) seats through NEET 2020 counselling. The NEET 2020 cutoff for students who belong to General Category is 147. The highest number of students who have qualified NEET 2020 are from Uttar Pradesh followed by Maharashtra.


KPPGCA Releases KMAT 2020 Admit Card

KPPGCA Releases KMAT 2020 Admit Card

KPPGCA Releases KMAT 2020 Admit Card

Karnataka Private Post Graduate Colleges Association, KPPGCA has released the admit card for KMAT 2020 for the eligible candidates who applied for the examination by filling the application form and paying the prescribed application fee. The admit card has been released via online mode on the official website of KPPGCA on 27th October 2020. 

Successful candidates need to download their admit card from the official website i.e. kmatindia.com. using their login credentials.

Karnataka Management Aptitude Test (KMAT) 2020 is an entrance examination that will be conducted by KPPGCA (Karnataka Private Post Graduate Colleges Association) to offer enrollment to the qualified candidates in 189+ AICTE or University accredited Management Schools established in Bangalore and Karnataka. This year, the examination will be conducted on 29th October 2020 for admission to management institutes in the state. 

The exam will take place via online mode, keeping in mind all the precautionary measures amid COVID-19. All the participants must carry along their KMAT Admit Card otherwise the entry to the exam hall is prohibited. Check below the simple steps to download the KMAT 2020 Admit Card. 

Step 1: Go to the official website i.e. kmatindia.com.

Step 2: Click on the link that reads KMAT Admit Card 2020.

Step 3: Enter the details asked on the page and download the KMAT 2020 admit card.

Step 4: Save a copy of KMAT Admit Card 2020 for future reference.

KMAT 2020: Official notice

According to the latest official notification on the website, Karnataka Management Aptitude Test (KMAT) 2020 will be conducted throughout the country and in more than 10 cities in Karnataka and Karnataka. Anyone from any part of India or world is allowed to apply for the examination.




230 Additional Seats For MBBS In Four Medical Colleges In Rajasthan

230 Additional Seats For MBBS In Four Medical Colleges In Rajasthan

230 Additional Seats For MBBS In Four Medical Colleges In Rajasthan

According to an official statement by Raghu Sharma, Rajasthan Health Minister, approval for the additional seats in MBBS in Rajasthan has been granted. 230 additional seats have been green signalled for the MBBS programmes at four medical schools in the state. 50 additional seats will be given to the medical schools in Udaipur and Ajmer. As far as Barmer Medical College is concerned, there will be an increment of 30 seats this year. 

In comparison to last year when there was a total increment of 550 seats, seats added this year are lower. However, if taken together, the total addition in MBBS seats in the last two years reaches 880 in Rajasthan, thereby making a sum of 2830 total MBBS seats in Rajasthan, today. 

The initiation of Srikalyan Government Medical College, Sikar has also received approval by the National Medical Science Commission. The Srikalyan Government Medical College, Sikar will be started in the session 2020-21. 

Sikar is a native district and approval of a medical college in Sikar was great news for Govind Singh Dotasara, Congress State President, who expressed extreme joy through a tweet over the approval.

"The much-awaited Sikar Medical College has received the approval of the National Medical Science Commission. It is a result of the strong will power of the Congress government of the state that the Sikar people have got their right, their medical college," a tweet by Mr Dotasara.

NEET 2020 Counselling: To Start from Tomorrow, Make Sure To Register

NEET 2020 Counselling: To Start from Tomorrow, Make Sure To Register

The news highlights the commencement of first round of NEET 2020 Counselling from Tomorrow

The first round of the NEET 2020 Counselling will start from 27th of October 2020 by the Medical Counselling Committee (MCC). The first round of seat allotment under this process will commence from tomorrow. The counselling process will be conducted only for those candidates who have qualified the NEET 2020 exam. Unqualified aspirants will not be able to take part in the same. However, the registration is mandatory for the eligible candidates to participate in the counselling. 

Registration for the first round of seat allotment needs to be done on the official website of MCC - mcc.nic.in. and will remain open till 2nd November 2020 before 5 pm. It must be noted that registration must be done before the deadlines otherwise the participation in the seat allotment process is prohibited. 

NEET 2020 registration process seeks the names of the courses and colleges preferred by the candidates that means the candidates will have to fill in their choices about the college and the course during the registration process. However, the candidates will be allowed to fill in their preference within a specific course of time i.e. from 28th October 2020 to 2nd November 2020, after that the preferences will be frozen. 

Followed by the 2nd round of seat allotment, details about which will be notified very soon, the 1st round will be conducted on 3rd and 4th November and the results of the same will be declared on 5th November 2020. Here is the process to register for the counselling process of NEET 2020:

NEET counselling 2020: Online registration process

Step 1: Go to the official website of MCC i.e. mcc.nic.in.

Step 2: Find and click on the ‘UG Medical Counselling’ link available on the homepage.

Step 3: Click on ‘New Registration’.

Step 4: Save your new login ID and password that will appear on the screen.

Step 5: Click on ‘Candidate Login’ and enter your new login credentials.

Step 6: Enter all the details asked.

Step 7: You will get a registration slip after filling all the details. 

Step 8: Make a payment of the registration fee. 

The registration fee needs to be paid before the deadline and the due date for the payment of the registration fee for NEET 2020 Counselling's first round is 2nd November 2020.