IISER Aptitude Test 2020
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 (Oct 29, 2019): IISER Aptitude Test 2020 details announced, check IAT Important Dates.
|Exam Name||IISER Aptitude Test|
|Also Known As||IAT|
|Exam Mode||Online (Computer based test)|
|Conducted by||Indian Institutes of Science Education and Research|
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- 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:
|Subject||No. of MCQ||Total Marks|
May 31, 2020
09:00 AM – 12:00 PM
- 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.
- Cutoff percentage for IAT 2020 is yet to be announced. Check category-wise cutoff percentage for 2019 here.
- 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.
IAT 2020 Application Fee is yet to be announced. Application fee for last year was:
|GEN, EWS and OBC (Non-Creamy) Candidates||₹2000|
|SC, ST and PwD Candidates||₹1000|
|Foreign Nationals||USD 100|
- 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 (5 PM).
Only candidates eligible for IISER SCB channel admission can register.
- 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.
- Greater Noida
- Hubballi (Hubli)
- Kalaburagi (Gulbarga)
- Mangaluru (Mangalore)
- Mysuru (Mysore)
- Navi Mumbai
- New Delhi
- Shivamogga (Shimoga)
- 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.
- 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.
- 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 release on June 1, 2020 while Final Answer Key will be released on June 8, 2020.
- 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.
- The result of IISER Aptitude Test is expected to be declared in June 2020.
- 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.
- 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
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.
Where is the IISER aptitude test conducted?
It is conducted in various cities across India.
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.
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.
|Announcement of class XII cutoff criteria||TBA; Expected: March 2020|
|Release of Mock Test||TBA; Expected: March 2020|
|Opening of Admission portal||March 23, 2020 (11 AM)|
|Last date for applications||April 30, 2020 (5 PM)|
|Admit Card downloading for IISER aptitude test||May 18, 2020|
|IISER aptitude test for SCB channel||May 31, 2020|
|Release of IAT Provisional Answer Key||June 1, 2020|
|Availability of Candidates Responses||June 2, 2020|
|Last date to submit objection on Answer Key||June 4, 2020|
|Release of IAT Final Answer Key||June 8, 2020|
|IAT Result Declaration||TBA; Expected: June 2020|
|Counselling||June 22, 2020 – July 19, 2020|
|Start of Academic session||August 3, 2020|
Candidates can contact IISER authorities through written communication, phone or email.
|IISER Contact Information|
Joint Admissions Committee 2020,
Indian Institute of Science Education & Research Thiruvananthapuram,
Maruthamala PO, Vithura,
Thiruvananthapuram – 695551, Kerala (India)
|Admission Helpline||0471-2778200, 0471-2778182|