The Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) Aptitude Test qualifies candidates for the five-year BS-MS degree programme in Engineering Sciences and the four-year BS programme in Economic Sciences. It is held as an online/computer-based test and is better known as the IISER Aptitude Test (IAT).
IISER uses three channels – JEE Advanced, Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana (KVPY) and State and Central Boards Channel (SCB) for seat allocation.
- Passed 10+2 with Science in 2019/2020 with marks equal or above the cut off percentage in their respective boards.
- Indian nationals/Person of Indian Origin (PIO)/Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)
- Eligibility criteria depend on the channel of admission (KVPY, JEE, SCB).
Channels of admission
Candidates are selected for admission only if they apply via the below mentioned channels:
- Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana (KVPY):
Candidates with a KVPY fellowship scorecard starting from 2019-20 academic sessions are eligible for admission.
2. JEE Advanced:
- Reserved category (OBC-NCL, SC, ST and PWD) need a category rank within 10,000 to qualify for IISER admissions.
- General category needs a rank within 10,000 in the Common Rank List (CRL) of JEE Advanced 2019
3. State and Central Boards Channel (SCB):
- Passed 10+2 with Science as a stream in 2018/2019 with marks equal to or above the cut off percentage in their respective boards
- Candidates have to appear for the IISER Aptitude Test, which will be held at various centers* across the country.
Centers/Cities for the IISER Aptitude Test