IISER Admissions 2021

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Overview

The Joint Admissions Committee 2021 will conduct centralized counselling for admissions to 5-year BS-MS Degree programmes of Indian Institutes of Science Education and Research and 4-year BS programmes at IISER Bhopal.

UPDATE (September 1, 2021): Applications for KVPY mode and SCB mode (through the IAT) are closed now. Applications for JEE mode will open after the declaration of the JEE Advanced results.

UPDATE (July 1, 2021): Applications for KVPY mode and SCB mode (through the IAT) are open from July 1, 2021.

UPDATE (June 7, 2021): IISER Aptitude Test 2021 will be conducted on September 17, 2021.

IISER Admissions 2021: Check Eligibility | Check Application Fee

Admissions will be done through:

  • Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana (KVPY) Channel
  • Joint Entrance Examination (Advanced) Channel
  • State and Central Boards (SCB) Channel

Modes of Admission

KVPY Channel

  • Admission for candidates having a valid KVPY fellowship.

JEE Advanced Channel

SCB Channel

  • Admission is based on an entrance examination conducted by IISERs.
  • Learn more about IISER Aptitude Test (IAT) here.


Eligibility

KVPY Channel

  • Candidates having a valid KVPY fellowship commencing from the academic session 2021-22 are eligible to apply for admissions.
  • Additional class XII marks cutoff criteria is applicable. Candidates need to either score more than the cutoff percentage or obtain a minimum of 60% marks (GEN/EWS/OBC-NCL) or 55% marks (SC/ST/PwD) in their Class XII examination.
  • Refer to IISER Admissions Cutoff Marks for the category-wise cutoff percentage of previous years.

JEE Channel

  • Candidates in the General category securing a rank within 15,000 in the Common Rank List (CRL) of JEE Advanced 2021 are eligible to apply.
  • Candidates who belong to the reserved category (OBC (NC), SC, ST, PD) must secure a respective category rank within 15,000.
  • Check detailed information about JEE (Advanced) here.
  • Additional class XII marks cutoff criteria is applicable. Candidates need to either score more than the cutoff percentage or obtain a minimum of 60% marks (GEN/EWS/OBC-NCL) or 55% marks (SC/ST/PwD) in their Class XII examination.

SCB Channel

  • Students who have passed (10+2) level with science stream in 2020 or 2021 with marks equal or above the cutoff percentage in their respective boards.
  • Class XII Performance criteria: Candidates need to either score more than the cutoff percentage or obtain a minimum of 60% marks (GEN/EWS/OBC-NCL) or 55% marks (SC/ST/PwD) in their Class XII examination.
  • Refer to IISER Admissions Cutoff Marks for the category-wise cutoff percentage of previous years.
  • Students applying through the SCB channel will have to appear in the IISER Aptitude Test.

Seat Distribution

  • A maximum of 25% of the seats will be allocated through KVPY and JEE Advanced channels.
  • The remaining seats will be filled through the SCB channel based on the merit in the IISER aptitude test.
  • Unfilled seats from KVPY and JEE channels will also be added to the SCB channel for allotment.

Reservation Categories

  • General
  • OBC-NCL (27%)
  • SC (15%)
  • ST (7.5%)
  • Persons with Disability (5% Supernumerary)
  • KM (3 seats per IISER, Supernumerary)
  • EWS (up to 10%)

Application Fee

The registration fee for IISER Admissions 2021 is yet to be announced. The registration fee for last year was as follows:

CategoryFee
GEN, EWS and OBC (Non-Creamy) Candidates₹2000
SC, ST and PwD Candidates₹1000
Foreign NationalsUSD 100

Note: Each channel requires a separate online application and payment of application fees.

Registration

  • The registrations for IISER Admissions 2021 will begin from July 1, 2021 for KVPY and SCB channel.
  • JEE channel registrations will begin after JEE Advanced result declaration.
  • The last date to register is August 31, 2021.

Application Procedure

Steps

  1. Interested candidates need to visit the IISER Admission website and register with a valid email address.
  2. Fill in the basic details and upload a self photograph in the registration form.
  3. If applying through the SCB channel, enter the subject-wise marks in the prescribed form (name of the subject, marks obtained out of maximum marks).
  4. Pay the application fees online.
  5. Download a copy of the application for future reference.

Note

  • Candidates can apply through more than one channel provided the candidate meets eligibility criteria.
  • Each channel requires a separate online application and payment of application fees.

Application Correction

  • Once the candidate has submitted the application, no information contained in the application form can be changed.

Filling-in of Choices

  • Candidates need to provide their choice preferences in the online application form.
  • Candidates should have passed/appearing in the Class XII examination in the science stream either in 2020 or 2021 and also satisfy the eligibility criteria.
  • Candidates who want to fill the 4-year BS Programme choice should have Mathematics as one of the subjects in the class XII examination.
  • It is important for candidates to carefully prioritise the academic programs while filling in the choices.

Seat Allotment

The seat allotment is based on:

  • Availability of seats in respective IISERs
  • Candidate’s rank in the merit list
  • Candidate’s preferences

Seat Acceptance

  • If a candidate has been allotted a seat in any of the IISERs, the candidate needs to pay the Seat Acceptance Fee (within the due date) to accept the Admission offer and confirm that the candidate intends to join.
  • The Seat Acceptance Fee is ₹25,000 for General/EWS/OBC-NC/KM category candidates and ₹12,500 for SC/ST/PwD category candidates.
  • The seat acceptance fee will be adjusted against the 1st-Semester fee by the admitting institute.

Acceptance Options

Freeze

Candidates accept the offered seat and indicate that they are content with the allocated academic program and that they do not want to participate in further rounds of seat allocation. Such candidates will NOT be considered in subsequent rounds of admission.

Float

Candidates accept the offered seat and indicate that, if admission to an academic program of better/higher preference in any Institute is offered, they will accept it. Else, they will continue with the currently accepted academic program. Such candidates will be considered in subsequent rounds of admission.

Withdraw

  • A candidate, who has already accepted a seat allotted by JAC, can withdraw the seat through the application portal before the stipulated date (to be notified soon).
  • There is no cancellation fee if withdrawal is made by the candidate within this time.

Refund Policy

  • If a candidate withdraws from the IISER system before the stipulated date (to be notified soon), a full refund (except for bank charges, if any) will be made.
  • If a candidate withdraws from the IISER system after the stipulated date (to be notified soon), the Seat Acceptance Fee (SAF) will be completely forfeited and no refund will be made.

Important Information

Each channel requires a separate online application and payment of application fees. You must meet the eligibility criteria for each channel through which you wish to apply.

Important Dates

KVPY Channel

ActivityDates
Application portal opens for KVPY channelJuly 1, 2021
Last date for applications through KVPY channelAugust 31, 2021
Seat Allotment: Round 1
List of allotted candidates published (Round 1)TBA
Submission of Seat Acceptance Fee begins (Round 1)TBA
Last date for submission of Seat Acceptance Fee (Round 1)TBA
Seat Allotment: Round 2
List of allotted candidates published (Round 2)TBA
Submission of Seat Acceptance Fee begins (Round 2)TBA
Last date for submission of Seat Acceptance Fee (Round 2)TBA

JEE Channel

ActivityDates
Application portal opens for JEE channelTBA
Last date for applications through JEE channelTBA
Seat Allotment: Round 1
List of allotted candidates published (Round 1)TBA
Submission of Seat Acceptance Fee begins (Round 1)TBA
Last date for submission of Seat Acceptance Fee (Round 1)TBA
Seat Allotment: Round 2
List of allotted candidates published (Round 2)TBA
Submission of Seat Acceptance Fee begins (Round 2)TBA
Last date for submission of Seat Acceptance Fee (Round 2)TBA

SCB Channel

ActivityDates
Opening of Admission portalJuly 1, 2021
Last date for applicationsAugust 31, 2021
Uploading XII Marks & Category Certificate beginsTBA
Admit Card downloading for IISER aptitude testTBA
IISER aptitude test for SCB channelSeptember 17, 2021
Release of IAT Provisional Answer KeyTBA
Availability of Candidates ResponsesTBA
Last date of Uploading XII Marks & Category CertificateTBA
Last date to submit objection on Answer KeyTBA
Release of IAT Final Answer KeyTBA
IAT Result DeclarationTBA
CounsellingTBA
Start of Academic sessionTBA

Contact Information

Candidates can contact IISER authorities through written communication, phone, or email.

IISER Contact Information
AddressThe Chairperson,
Joint Admissions Committee 2021,
Indian Institute of Science Education & Research Kolkata,
Mohanpur, Nadia – 741246, West Bengal (India)
Admission Helpline
Email[email protected]

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