IISER Aptitude Test 2021 Exam (Admit Card) – Eligibility, Dates, Fees, Syllabus

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Overview

IISERs conduct IISER Aptitude Test under the State and Central Boards Channel (SCB) channel 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. Students applying through the SCB channel have to appear in the IISER Aptitude Test which is conducted at various centres across the country.

Exam NameIISER Aptitude Test
Also Known AsIAT
Exam CategoryUndergraduate
Exam LevelNational
Exam ModeOnline (Computer based test)
Conducted byIndian Institutes of Science Education and Research

UPDATE (September 20, 2021): IISER Aptitude Test 2021 evaluated responses are now available, read IAT Evaluated Responses.

UPDATE (September 9, 2021): IISER Aptitude Test 2021 hall ticket has been released, read IAT Admit Card.

UPDATE (September 2, 2021): Application correction window for IAT 2021 is open till September 3, 2021.

UPDATE (July 1, 2021): IISER Admissions 2021 Applications are open, check IISER Application Form for detailed Application Procedure.

UPDATE (June 7, 2021): IISER Aptitude Test 2021 exam date has been announced, read more here.

UPDATE (June 7, 2021): IAT 2021 applications will open from July 1, 2021.

IAT 2021: Check Pattern | Check Eligibility | Check Syllabus


About

Pattern

  • The exam will be a computer-based test (CBT) of 3 hours duration.
  • All the questions will be Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) i.e. each question will have four choices, only one being the correct choice.
  • The exam will have a total of 60 questions with 15 questions each from Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, and Physics subjects.
  • Candidates will be awarded 3 marks for each correct answer while 1 mark will be deducted for each incorrect response.
  • The medium of the paper will be English and Hindi.
  • Check the sample questions here.
 

No. of Questions:

SubjectNo. of MCQTotal Marks
Biology1545
Chemistry1545
Mathematics1545
Physics1545
Total60180

Schedule

Date

September 17, 2021

Timing

09:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Eligibility

  • Students who have passed (10+2) level with science stream in 2020 or 2021 with marks equal or above the cut-off 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.


Syllabus

Mock Test

  • An official mock test is made available to the candidates appearing for IAT.
  • Candidates can take the Mock Test to understand the pattern of the computer-based test and make themselves familiar with the interface.
  • The mock test is for practice purposes only.
  • Refer to IAT Mock Test for official Mock Tests of previous years’.

Sample Questions

Fees

IAT 2021 Fee is as follows:

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

Registration

  • The registrations for IISER Aptitude Test 2021 examination will begin from July 1, 2021.
  • The last date to apply is August 31, 2021.
  • NEW: Refer to IISER Application Form for detailed Application Procedure.

Application Procedure

Note

Only candidates eligible for IISER SCB channel admission can register.

Steps

NEW: Check detailed steps for filling Application Form here.

  • Interested candidates need to visit the IISER Admission website and register with a valid email address.
  • Fill in the basic details and upload a self photograph in the registration form.
  • Enter the subject-wise marks in the prescribed form (name of the subject, marks obtained out of maximum marks).
  • Pay the application fees online.
  • Download a copy of the application for future reference.

Test Centres

Test Cities

Test Cities

StateCity
Andaman & Nicobar IslandsPort Blair
Andhra PradeshAnantapur
Andhra PradeshEluru
Andhra PradeshGuntur
Andhra PradeshKakinada
Andhra PradeshKurnool
Andhra PradeshNellore
Andhra PradeshRajahmundry
Andhra PradeshTirupati
Andhra PradeshVijayawada
Andhra PradeshVisakhapatnam
Andhra PradeshVizianagaram
Arunachal PradeshNaharlagun
AssamDibrugarh
AssamGuwahati
AssamJorhat
AssamSilchar
AssamTezpur
BiharAurangabad
BiharBhagalpur
BiharDarbhanga
BiharGaya
BiharMuzaffarpur
BiharPatna
BiharSamastipur
ChandigarhChandigarh
ChhattisgarhBhilai
ChhattisgarhBilaspur
ChhattisgarhRaipur
DelhiDelhi
DelhiNew Delhi
GoaMadgaon
GoaPanaji
GujaratAhmedabad
GujaratBhavnagar
GujaratGandhinagar
GujaratRajkot
GujaratSurat
GujaratVadodara
HaryanaAmbala
HaryanaBahadurgarh
HaryanaGurugram
HaryanaHisar
HaryanaKarnal
HaryanaKurukshetra
HaryanaPanipat
Himachal PradeshHamirpur
Himachal PradeshKangra
Himachal PradeshShimla
Jammu & KashmirJammu
JharkhandBokaro
JharkhandDhanbad
JharkhandJamshedpur
JharkhandRanchi
KarnatakaBengaluru
KarnatakaDharwad
KarnatakaGulbarga
KarnatakaHubballi (Hubli)
KarnatakaMangaluru (Mangalore)
KarnatakaMysuru (Mysore)
KarnatakaShivamogga
KeralaAlappuzha
KeralaIdukki
KeralaKannur
KeralaKasargod
KeralaKochi (Ernakulam)
KeralaKollam
KeralaKottayam
KeralaKozhikode
KeralaMalappuram
KeralaPalakkad
KeralaPathanamthitta
KeralaThrissur
KeralaTrivandrum
KeralaWayanad
Madhya PradeshBhopal
Madhya PradeshGwalior
Madhya PradeshIndore
Madhya PradeshJabalpur
Madhya PradeshSatna
MaharashtraAmravati
MaharashtraAurangabad
MaharashtraKolhapur
MaharashtraMumbai
MaharashtraNagpur
MaharashtraNasik
MaharashtraNavi Mumbai
MaharashtraPune
ManipurImphal
MeghalayaShillong
MizoramAizawl
NagalandKohima
OdishaBerhampur
OdishaBhubaneswar
OdishaCuttack
OdishaRourkela
PuducherryPuducherry
PunjabAmritsar
PunjabBatinda
PunjabJalandhar
PunjabLudhiana
PunjabMohali
PunjabPatiala
RajasthanAjmer
RajasthanAlwar
RajasthanBikaner
RajasthanJaipur
RajasthanJodhpur
RajasthanUdaipur
SikkimSikkim
Tamil NaduChennai
Tamil NaduCoimbatore
Tamil NaduKanyakumari
Tamil NaduMadurai
Tamil NaduNagercoil
Tamil NaduSalem
Tamil NaduThoothukudi
Tamil NaduTiruchirappalli
Tamil NaduTirunelveli
Tamil NaduTiruppur
Tamil NaduVirudhunagar
TelanganaHyderabad
TelanganaKarimnagar
TelanganaKhammam
TelanganaMahbubnagar
TelanganaNizamabad
TelanganaWarangal
TripuraAgartala
Uttar PradeshAgra
Uttar PradeshAllahabad
Uttar PradeshBareilly
Uttar PradeshFaizabad
Uttar PradeshGorakhpur
Uttar PradeshJhansi
Uttar PradeshKanpur
Uttar PradeshLucknow
Uttar PradeshNoida
Uttar PradeshVaranasi
UttarakhandDehradun
UttarakhandHaldwani
UttarakhandHaridwar
UttarakhandRoorkee
West BengalAsansol
West BengalDurgapur
West BengalHooghly
West BengalKalyani
West BengalKharagpur
West BengalKolkata
West BengalSiliguri

Note

  • Candidates can select any five preferred test cities for the IAT examination.
  • However, the test city allocation will be subject to availability.

Hall Ticket / Admit Card

  • The hall ticket can be downloaded from the IISER Admissions site after it’s notified.
  • Please note that the Admit Card will be issued only to those candidates whose Application form is complete in all respects and has been submitted successfully on or before the last date of filling.
  • The candidates can download their hall ticket after logging into their account in the application portal on the IISER Admissions site.
  • Candidates are required to produce the admit card at the test centre without which entry will not be allowed.
  • UPDATE (September 9, 2021): IISER Aptitude Test 2021 hall ticket has been released, read IAT Admit Card.

Answer Keys

  • The answer keys of computer-based examination will be made available on the IAT website.
  • If a candidate is unsatisfied with an answer, he/she can challenge the answer keys with all necessary enclosures.
  • Provisional Answer Key and Final Answer Key will be released as per schedule.

Merit List

  • A Merit List will be prepared based on the score obtained by the candidate in the examination.
  • Admissions in SCB Channel will be done based on the candidate’s rank in the merit list.

Result

  • The result of IISER Aptitude Test is expected to be declared after it’s notified.
  • 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.
  • Read more about Seat Acceptance rules and Refund policy here.

Admission

  • Candidates will be asked to give college and branch preferences in the online application form.
  • The seat allotment will be done based on the availability of seats in respective IISERs, the candidate’s rank in the merit list, and the candidate’s preferences.
  • Read more about Seat Acceptance rules and Refund policy here.

Frequently Asked Questions

Question 1

I have not studied Biology/Mathematics at +2 level, can I take the test?

You must have at least one of the two subjects Mathematics and Biology in class XII. However, the questions will be from Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, and Physics with equal weightage.

Question 2

Where is the IISER aptitude test conducted?

It is conducted in various cities across India.

Question 3

Where/When do I get the hall ticket for the IISER aptitude test?

The hall ticket will be available on the IISER Admissions website a few days before the IISER aptitude test.

Question 4

I am a class XII science student. To which programmes can I apply in IISERs?

Any student who has qualified Class XII examination in the science stream either in 2020 or 2021 can apply provided he/she meets the eligibility criteria. For applying to the 4 year BS Programmes, students should have Mathematics as one of the subjects in the class XII examination.

Important Dates

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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