IISER Aptitude Test 2020 Exam (Answer Key Released) – Dates, Eligibility, Fees

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IISER Aptitude Test 2020

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Overview

IISERs conduct IISER Aptitude Test under 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 SCB channel have to appear in the IISER Aptitude Test which is conducted at various centres across the country.

UPDATE (September 19, 2020): IISER Aptitude Test 2020 Answer Key has been released, read IAT Answer Key.

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

IAT 2020: Check Pattern | Check Eligibility | Check Syllabus

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Previous Updates

  • UPDATE (September 7, 2020): IISER Aptitude Test 2020 hall ticket has been released, read IAT Admit Card.
  • UPDATE (September 7, 2020): Official Mock Test for IAT 2020 is now available, read IAT Mock Test.
  • UPDATE (August 15, 2020): IISER Aptitude Test 2020 last date has been extended, read more here.
  • UPDATE (August 10, 2020): IISER Aptitude Test 2020 exam date has been announced, read IAT 2020 Exam Date.
  • UPDATE (Mar 23, 2020): IISER Admissions 2020 Applications are open, check IISER Application Form for detailed Application Procedure.
  • UPDATE (July 21, 2020): IISER Aptitude Test 2020 exam has been postponed again, read IAT 2020 Exam Postponed.
  • UPDATE (June 6, 2020): IISER Aptitude Test 2020 exam date has been announced, read IAT 2020 Exam Date.
  • UPDATE (May 8, 2020): IISER Aptitude Test 2020 last date has been extended, read more here.
  • UPDATE (May 2, 2020): IISER Aptitude Test 2020 exam has been postponed, read IAT 2020 Exam Postponed.
  • UPDATE (Mar 23, 2020): IISER Aptitude Test 2020 Registrations started, read more here.


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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

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Schedule

UPDATE (August 10, 2020): IISER Aptitude Test 2020 exam date has been announced, read IAT 2020 Exam Date.

UPDATE (July 21, 2020): IISER Aptitude Test 2020 exam has been postponed again, read IAT 2020 Exam Postponed.

Date

May 31, 2020 August 12, 2020 September 18, 2020

Timing

09:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Eligibility

  • Students who have passed (10+2) level with science stream in 2019 or 2020 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 60% marks (GEN/EWS/OBC-NCL) or 55% marks (SC/ST/PwD) in their Class XII examination.
  • UPDATE (May 20, 2020): IISER Admissions 2020 Cutoff Marks have been announced, read IISER Admissions Cutoff Marks.


Applications Open

GD Goenka University (New)

SRM Institute of Science and Technology (New)

Lovely Professional University (Scholarships Available)

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.
  • Mock test is for practice purpose only.
  • UPDATE (September 7, 2020): Official Mock Test for IAT 2020 is now available, read IAT Mock Test.

Sample Questions

Fees

IAT 2020 Application 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 2020 examination will begin on March 23, 2020 (11 AM).
  • The last date to apply is April 30, 2020 May 20, 2020 May 31, 2020 June 10, 2020 July 22, 2020 August 18, 2020.
  • UPDATE (Mar 23, 2020): IISER Aptitude Test 2020 Registrations started, read more here.
  • UPDATE (Mar 23, 2020): IISER Admissions 2020 Applications are open, check IISER Application Form for detailed Application Procedure.
  • UPDATE (August 15, 2020): IISER Aptitude Test 2020 last date has been extended, read more here.

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 IISER Admission website and register with a valid email address.
  • Fill in the basic details and upload 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

  • Agartala
  • Agra
  • Ahmedabad
  • Alappuzha
  • Allahabad
  • Ambala
  • Amravati
  • Amritsar
  • Asansol
  • Aurangabad
  • Bareilly
  • Bengaluru
  • Berhampur
  • Bhatinda
  • Bhopal
  • Bhubaneswar
  • Bikaner
  • Chandigarh
  • Chennai
  • Coimbatore
  • Cuttack
  • Dehradun
  • Delhi
  • Dhanbad
  • Ernakulam
  • Gandhinagar
  • Goa
  • Greater Noida
  • Guntur
  • Gurugram
  • Guwahati
  • Gwalior
  • Haldwani
  • Hamirpur
  • Hooghly
  • Hubballi (Hubli)
  • Hyderabad
  • Indore
  • Jabalpur
  • Jaipur
  • Jalandhar
  • Jammu
  • Jamshedpur
  • Jodhpur
  • Kalaburagi (Gulbarga)
  • Kannur
  • Kanpur
  • Kanyakumari
  • Karnal
  • Kolhapur
  • Kolkata
  • Kollam
  • Kottayam
  • Kozhikode
  • Kurnool
  • Kurushetra
  • Lucknow
  • Ludhiana
  • Madurai
  • Malappuram
  • Mangaluru (Mangalore)
  • Mohali
  • Mumbai
  • Muzaffarpur
  • Mysuru (Mysore)
  • Nagercoil
  • Nagpur
  • Nasik
  • Navi Mumbai
  • New Delhi
  • Noida
  • Palakkad
  • Panipat
  • Patna
  • Puducherry
  • Pune
  • Raipur
  • Rajkot
  • Ranchi
  • Roorkee
  • Rourkela
  • Salem
  • Satna
  • Shillong
  • Shimla
  • Shivamogga (Shimoga)
  • Sikkim
  • Siliguri
  • Surat
  • Tezpur
  • Thiruvananthapuram
  • Thoothukudi
  • Thrissur
  • Tiruchirappalli
  • Tirunelveli
  • Tirupathi
  • Tirupur
  • Trichy
  • Udaipur
  • Udupi
  • Vadodara
  • Varanasi
  • Vijayawada
  • Virudhunagar
  • Visakhapatnam
  • Vizianagaram
  • Warangal

Note

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

Hall Ticket / Admit Card

  • The hall ticket can be downloaded from the IISER Admissions site after May 18, 2020 To be Announced.
  • 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 7, 2020): IISER Aptitude Test 2020 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 is expected to released on September 19, 2020 while Final Answer Keys are expected to be released on September 26, 2020.
  • UPDATE (September 19, 2020): IISER Aptitude Test 2020 Answer Key has been released, read IAT Answer Key.

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 in June 2020 TBA.
  • 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) in order 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, 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 atleast 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 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 science stream either in 2019 or 2020 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 class XII examination.

Important Dates

ActivityDates
Opening of Admission portalMarch 23, 2020 (11 AM)
Last date for applicationsApril 30, 2020 May 20, 2020 May 31, 2020 June 10, 2020 July 22, 2020 August 18, 2020
Uploading XII Marks & Category Certificate beginsJuly 15, 2020
Admit Card downloading for IISER aptitude testMay 18, 2020 July 23, 2020 TBA
IISER aptitude test for SCB channelMay 31, 2020 August 12, 2020 September 18, 2020
Release of IAT Provisional Answer KeyJune 1, 2020 August 13, 2020 September 19, 2020
Availability of Candidates ResponsesJune 2, 2020 August 14, 2020 TBA
Last date of Uploading XII Marks & Category CertificateMay 22, 2020 (5 PM) August 15, 2020 TBA
Last date to submit objection on Answer KeyJune 4, 2020 August 16, 2020 September 23, 2020
Release of IAT Final Answer KeyJune 8, 2020 August 17, 2020 September 26, 2020
IAT Result DeclarationAugust 19, 2020 TBA
CounsellingJune 22, 2020 – July 19, 2020 October 20, 2020 – November 2020
Start of Academic sessionAugust 3, 2020 TBA

Contact Information

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

IISER Contact Information
AddressThe Chairperson,
Joint Admissions Committee 2020,
Indian Institute of Science Education & Research Thiruvananthapuram,
Maruthamala PO, Vithura,
Thiruvananthapuram – 695551, Kerala (India)
Admission Helpline0471-2778200, 0471-2778182
Email[email protected]

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