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Eligibility Criteria

Any student who has qualified Class XII (or equivalent) examination in science stream either in the year 2022 or 2023 or 2024 can apply to the BS (four year) degree / BS- MS (five year) dual degree programs in IISERs provided the eligibility criteria are satisfied. Please click here to know more about the eligibility criteria. At present, the BS degree programs (Engineering Sciences and Economic Sciences) are available only at IISER Bhopal. Also, for applying to any of the BS degree programs, students must have Mathematics as one of the subjects in class XII examinations.

Students who passed Class XII (or equivalent) in 2021 cannot apply. Only students who have passed out in 2022 or 2023 or 2024 are eligible to apply.

Yes. You will have produce the result of the qualifying examination (class XII or equivalent) when the portal opens to upload documents for counselling (post the declaration of IAT 2024 results). Falling this, you will not be considered for counselling.

Yes, you can.

Yes, you can apply. Please click here for the details.

Yes. Candidates who are not citizens of India AND do not hold OCI/PIO cards shall be considered foreign nationals. Such candidates if eligible to appear for IAT 2024 may contact the Chairperson Joint Admissions Committee at askjac2024@iiserb.ac.in with the email subject line "Foreign National - Application for IAT 2024".

The candidates belonging to SC/ST/PwD require to score a minimum of 55% marks in aggregate or equivalent grade in their class XII (or equivalent) examination. Candidates belonging to other categories require to score a minimum of 60% marks in aggregate or equivalent grade in their class XII (or equivalent) examination.

You must have at least one of the two subjects, Mathematics and Biology in the class XII level. Note that the questions in the IAT will be from Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics with equal weightage. There are no subject specific cut-off marks, though. For admissions to the BS degree programs in Engineering Sciences/Economic Sciences at IISER Bhopal, having Mathematics in class XII in mandatory.

No, it is not mandatory for BS-MS degree programs. However, for admission to BS degree programs in Economic Sciences and Engineering sciences at IISER Bhopal, Mathematics as one of the subjects at class XII level is mandatory.

Application Process

No. All admissions are carried out centrally. IISERs admit students through a common application process and all candidates will be admitted through the IISER Aptitude Test (IAT) 2024. One application form submitted through the application portal is valid for all the IISERs.

You can apply only through the online admission portal. Please click here for details.

The application fee is Rs. 2000/- for candidates applying under General, EWS, OBC, and OBC-NCL categories and is Rs. 1,000/- for candidates applying under persons with disabilities (PwD), persons registered as Kashmiri Migrants (KM) and SC/ST category. The application fee is non-refundable and must be paid during the submission of the application form, which starts from April 01, 2024.

No. All payments will be accepted only through a secure online payment gateway on the application portal.

You must send your proof of payments to askjac2024@iiserb.ac.in with the subject line as "Problem with application fee". We will check and refund one of the payments if duplicate payments are made. Please wait for 7-10 working days and write back to us if it is not resolved.

Immediately notify through email to askjac2024@iiserb.ac.in with the subject line as "Problem with application fee", else your application may stand cancelled. You must clearly mention the issues faced by you during the payment process.

Please refer to FAQ Q3.

You will be asked to indicate your preferences for IISERs in the online application form. This will be required to be done after the declaration of the IAT 2024 results and not during the filling up of the application form for appearing in the IAT 2024.

You need to upload your original mark sheet in the application portal but the percentage in the application form should be the revised one. The revised marks statement from your board confirming the change of marks must be sent to askjac2024@iiserb.ac.in with a subject line “Revised Marks”. You should also mention your application number in the subject line. Please check the timelines click here. Please note if the subject line is not as mentioned above, we may not be able to help you.

Once you have submitted your application, you will be allowed some windows at specified times where you can edit some information on your application. Please click here for the details of the time windows. You will NOT be able to edit category (General/OBC-NCL/SC/ST/PwD/KM) information after submitting the application.

Your application is not complete until you can download the pdf version of the filled application form after you make the payment (application fee as applicable). In case you experience any issue in downloading your application form, please write an email to askjac2024@iiserb.ac.in with a subject line “Problem with Application download”.

OBC-NCL stands for Other Backward Classes (Non-Creamy Layer). If you belong to this category, then you must select OBC-NCL as your category. Candidates belonging to this category must upload an OBC-NCL certificate, which should be valid for the financial year 2024-25 and created on or after 1st April 2024.

EWS stands for the Economically Weaker Sections. It applies to those candidates who satisfy the criteria of income and assets as laid out by the Govt. of India. Candidates belonging to this category must upload an EWS certificate, which should be valid for the financial year 2024-25 and created on or after 1st April 2024.

If the candidate is already in possession of a valid (see Q. 44, 45) OBC-NCL/EWS certificates, they may submit/upload it during the application process. Otherwise you need to upload the certificate at a later date that will be announced on our website. Please keep checking our website for updates.

As Aadhar contains sensitive information, we are not collecting the same. You are requested to choose any other ID from the given options.

Payment Related

No. All payments will be accepted only through a secure online payment gateway on the application portal.

You must send your proof of payments to askjac2024@iiserb.ac.in with the subject line as "Problem with application fee". We will check and refund one of the payments if duplicate payments are made. Please wait for 7-10 working days and write back to us if it is not resolved.

Immediately notify through email to askjac2024@iiserb.ac.in with the subject line as "Problem with application fee", else your application may stand cancelled. You must clearly mention the issues faced by you during the payment process.

If you have been allotted to one of the IISERs, you need to pay the Seat Acceptance Fee (within the due date) through the counselling portal in order to accept the offer and confirm that you intend to join one of the IISERs. The details of the Seat Acceptance Fee amounts can be found here.

Yes. Withdrawal is possible ONLY through the counselling portal. You can withdraw by the stipulated date. Please click here for more details.

No.

The overall fee structures at various IISERs are different. You may have to pay an additional amount after joining a particular IISER. Fee details will be provided in the offer letter. For more details, please visit the webpage of the respective IISER.

Once you have paid the SAF, download your updated offer letter again from the counselling portal. Your SAF payment details will appear on the last page of the updated offer letter.

Once your SAF is paid, download your offer letter again from the counselling portal. The new offer letter should have the SAF payment details on the last page of the updated offer letter. In case it does not appear, please verify whether your payment was successful or not. In case of any difficulties, please enquire by sending an email to askjac2024@iiserb.ac.in with the subject line “Issues related to SAF payment” clearly mentioning the transaction details, transaction ID, date and amount of payment made etc.

No. Once a candidate is registered and fee payment is completed, refund requests will not be entertained.

You can send the details of your registration and fee paid to askjac2024@iiserb.ac.in with the subject line “IAT extra payment”. Refund will be processed if the fee was received twice for your registration at a later date.

If the payment was unsuccessful, the amount will be refunded and the same should reflect in your account in the next 3 days. If it does not, please write to us at: askjac2024@iiserb.ac.in with all the necessary details.

IAT 2024

The IISER Aptitude Test 2024 will be conducted in the computer-based test mode. The mock test is available on the website.

The syllabus for the aptitude test is available here.

The format of the aptitude test is available here.

Questions from previous examinations are available here.

You must have at least one of the two subjects, Mathematics and Biology in the class XII level. Note that the questions in the IAT will be from Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics with equal weightage. There are no subject specific cut-off marks, though. For admissions to the BS degree programs in Engineering Sciences/Economic Sciences at IISER Bhopal, having Mathematics in class XII in mandatory.

The computer-based test will be available in Hindi and English.

It will be conducted in various cities across India. Choices for five preferred cities where the candidate wishes to write the aptitude test have to be indicated while completing the online application form. The hall ticket will have the allotted centre details printed. If the examination cannot be conducted in any of the centres due to unforeseen reasons, the candidate would be allotted an alternate centre, and such information will be communicated in due time.

The hall ticket will be available on the website a few days before the IISER Aptitude Test. The candidates can download their hall ticket on and from June 01, 2024, after logging into their account in the application portal.

No, it is not mandatory for BS-MS degree programs. However, for admission to BS degree programs in Economic Sciences and Engineering sciences at IISER Bhopal, Mathematics as one of the subjects at class XII level is mandatory.

The maximum marks in IAT is 240 (60 marks for each of the four sections). The total marks obtained out of 240 is considered for preparing the Rank list.

No. Once a candidate is registered and fee payment is completed, refund requests will not be entertained.

You can send the details of your registration and fee paid to askjac2024@iiserb.ac.in with the subject line “IAT extra payment”. Refund will be processed if the fee was received twice for your registration at a later date.

Admission Process

The tentative total number of seats available for the 5-Year BS-MS (Dual Degree) and 4-Year BS Degree Programs across all IISERs is 1933. Please click here for the details.

Currently, only IISER Bhopal offers the 4-Year BS degree program in Economic Sciences and Engineering Sciences. The tentative total number of seats available for BS program is 115. Please click here for the details.

There is a single channel available for admission into IISERs. All candidates will be admitted through the IISER Aptitude Test (IAT) 2024.

A seat matrix is available on the IISER Admission website. Please click here for detailed information.

No. Admission to IISERs is based on merit and the total number of available seats in different IISERs.

The allotment is based on the availability of seats in respective IISERs, your rank in the merit list, and your preferences.

The allotment is based on the availability of seats in respective IISERs, your rank in the merit list, and your preferences.

Float option allows a candidate to be allotted an IISER/program that is higher on their preference list (if any) than the one allotted in the current round, in subsequent rounds (if any). During counselling, the float option has been enabled for all candidates.

If you are satisfied with the IISER/program allotted to you in any round and do not wish to float, you can freeze your offer upon the fee payment. Freeze option once exercised is final and cannot be changed under any circumstances.

Yes. The reservation policies of the Govt. of India are applicable. It is summarised here.

Depending on your rank and seats available in a particular channel, you may be considered for allocation in a later round. The candidates must keep periodically checking the admission website for updates.

The candidates must keep checking the admission website regularly for updates. It is the candidate’s responsibility to check the website for appropriate updates until it is declared on the website that the admissions for 2024 are over.

Depending on your rank and seats available in a particular channel, you may be considered for allocation in a later round. The candidates must keep periodically checking the admission website for updates.

The candidates must keep checking the admission website regularly for updates. It is the candidate’s responsibility to check the website for appropriate updates until it is declared on the website that the admissions for 2024 are over.

If you have been allotted to one of the IISERs, you need to pay the Seat Acceptance Fee (within the due date) through the counselling portal in order to accept the offer and confirm that you intend to join one of the IISERs. The details of the Seat Acceptance Fee amounts can be found here.

Yes. Withdrawal is possible ONLY through the counselling portal. You can withdraw by the stipulated date. Please click here for more details.

You must accept the offer by paying the Seat Acceptance Fees, as mentioned in the offer letter. Once you have accepted the offer, you would be considered for "Float" in subsequent round(s) provided you have exercised the Float option. If there are vacancies and if you are eligible, you may be allotted to an IISER, which is higher in your preference list.

No.

The overall fee structures at various IISERs are different. You may have to pay an additional amount after joining a particular IISER. Fee details will be provided in the offer letter. For more details, please visit the webpage of the respective IISER.

No. Inter-IISER transfer of students is NOT permitted and no requests to this effect will be entertained.

Once you have paid the SAF, download your updated offer letter again from the counselling portal. Your SAF payment details will appear on the last page of the updated offer letter.

Once your SAF is paid, download your offer letter again from the counselling portal. The new offer letter should have the SAF payment details on the last page of the updated offer letter. In case it does not appear, please verify whether your payment was successful or not. In case of any difficulties, please enquire by sending an email to askjac2024@iiserb.ac.in with the subject line “Issues related to SAF payment” clearly mentioning the transaction details, transaction ID, date and amount of payment made etc.

No, it is not possible to select your past allotment. Please refer to FAQ Q33.

IISER Programs, Curricula, and Policies

Each IISER is an autonomous institution. Therefore, the degree is awarded by individual IISERs.

Currently, only IISER Bhopal offers and awards the BS degree in Engineering Sciences and Economic Sciences.

Students are trained in various disciplines of basic sciences as per the designed curriculum of the respective IISERs during the formative years. Subsequently, they can take up specialized subjects. Please refer to the websites of individual IISERs for a description of their curriculum structure.

IISER Bhopal offers BS degree programs in Economic Sciences and Engineering Sciences. Students are trained in various disciplines of basic sciences and introductory courses in Economics/Engineering during the first year of study. Subsequently, they take courses toward specialization in Economics/Engineering. Please visit the IISER Bhopal website for a description of the curriculum structure for the BS degree program.

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Yes. The final year of BS-MS will have mandatory research component leading to a masters thesis.

The overall fee structures for individual IISERs are different. Please visit the websites of individual IISERs for information about their fee structure.

Students admitted will be eligible for a limited number of INSPIRE scholarships as per the norms of the Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India.

No. IISERs are fully residential campuses and students are required to stay in campus hostels.

Students may only choose their department after joining an IISER (Exceptions: IISER Bhopal Economics, IISER Bhopal Engineering Sciences). Individual IISERs have their own rules and regulations regarding department allocation. Please have a look at their websites for details.

Yes. It is allowed, however allotment policy is different for different IISER.

The course curicula differs in individual IISERs. However a major subject is allotted from the third year of the academic program. The allotment is generally based on the number of seats available in that major subject and the Cumulative Performance Index (CPI) which the student maintains.