Eligibility

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Candidates who have passed 10+2 or equivalent level exam with science stream in 2018 or 2019 are eligible to apply for admissions. Candidates will be admitted to IISER only through following three channels.

  1. Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana (KVPY) channel
  2. Joint Entrance Examination (JEE-Advanced) of the Indian Institutes of Technology
  3. State and Central Boards Channel (SCB)

These channels will be referred to as KVPY, JEE, and SCB, respectively.

Indian nationals and students belonging to PIO or OCI category are eligible to apply provided they satisfy the eligibility criteria described below.

KVPY Channel

Candidates having a valid KVPY fellowship commencing from 2019-20 academic session are eligible to apply for admissions. Additional cut-off criteria for marks obtained in 10+2 board examination is also applicable. Please see the cut-off criteria here.

JEE-Advanced Channel

Candidates in General category securing a rank within 10000 in the Common Rank List (CRL) of JEE Advanced 2019 are eligible to apply. For candidates belonging to the reserved category (OBC-NC, SC, ST, PD), their category rank should be within 10000. Additional cut-off criteria for marks obtained in 10+2 board examination is also applicable. Please see the cut-off criteria here.

SCB Channel

      • Students who have passed 10+2 level with science stream in 2018 or 2019 are eligible to apply for admissions and appear for IAT 2019.
      • However, they will be considered for admissions to the degree programmes only if they obtain the cut-off marks specified for their board. Please see the cut-off criteria here.
      • Students applying through SCB channel will have to appear in the IISER Aptitude Test (IAT) which will be conducted at various centres across the country.
      • IISER Aptitude Test (IAT) 2019 will be conducted in a fully computer-based test mode. Mock Test is available here 
      • Instructions for the mock test are available here

Category-wise cut-off marks (out of 500) for class 10+2 examination for different State and Central Boards*

S.N. BOARDS/COUNCILS Cut-off Marks (out of 500) for IISERs Admission 2019
GEN/EWS OBC-NCL SC ST PwD
1 Central Board Of Sec. Edu. (CBSE), New Delhi 431 420 401 385 385
2 Board Of Intermediate Education (Andhra Pradesh) 469 465 452 447 447
3 Assam Higher Secondary Education Council 368 364 353 322 322
4 Aligarh Muslim University Board Of Secondary & Sr. Sec. Education, Aligarh NA** NA** NA** NA** NA**
5 Bihar School Examination Board, Patna 310 305 295 299 295
6 Council For The Indian School Certificate Examinations, Delhi 441 424 412 381 381
7 Goa Board Of Sec. And Higher Sec.Education 371 355 348 349 348
8 Gujarat Sec. And Higher Sec. Education Board 357 335 325 299 299
9 Kerala Board Of Public Examinations (Kerala Board) 447 425 402 393 393
10 Board Of Sec. Education, Madhya Pradesh 400 391 376 360 360
11 Meghalaya Board Of School Education 366 337 336 345 336
12 Mizoram Board Of School Education 364 356 332 343 332
13 Nagaland Board Of School Education 368 368 346 340 340
14 Punjab School Education Board 389 387 375 366 366
15 Telangana State Board Of Intermediate Education, Nampally, Hyderabad 468 465 454 457 454
16 Tripura Board Of Secondary Education NA** NA** NA** NA** NA**
17 Maharashtra State Board Of Secondary And Higher Education 342 344 325 318 318
18 U.P. Board Of High School & Intermediate Education, U. P. 358 347 339 333 333
19 Board Of Secondary Education Rajasthan 390 391 375 368 368
20 Himachal Pradesh Board Of School Education Dharmashala, H. P. 399 388 384 383 383
21 Board Of School Education Haryana, Bhiwani 405 397 381 347 347
22 Council Of Higher Sec. Education, Manipur 337 340 330 358 330
23 Govt. Of Karnataka Dept. Of Pre-University Education, Karnataka 419 400 346 360 346
24 Council Of Higher Sec. Education, Odisha 321 321 291 266 266
25 Chhatisgarh Board Of Secondary Education 375 379 355 355 355
26 Jharkhand Academic Council, Ranchi 314 318 300 292 292
27 Jammu & Kashmir State Board Of School Education 395 383 325 303 303
28 Visva‐bharati NA** NA** NA** NA** NA**
29 Uttarakhand Board of School Education 312 310 296 292 292
30 West Bengal Council of Higher Secondary Education 347 352 327 294 294
31 Tamil Nadu Board of Higher Secondary Education 431 432 429 409 409
32 National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS) 343 332 327 329 327

*Candidates from any board/council other than those listed in the above table of State and Central Boards can only apply through KVPY/JEE-Advanced channel. More details are given below.

**NA stands for cut-off marks are not available. In such cases, cut-off marks of  CBSE board will apply.

Note: Candidates, whose result of Class 10+2 (or equivalent) exam is awaited at the time of application submission, can choose Result Awaited option while filling the qualifying exam result. However, they must upload their marksheet and fill subject details and respective marks on the application portal between 10th May (tentative) and 20th June (3 PM) in order to complete the application. Marksheet uploading will not be allowed post deadline, and any incomplete application will not be considered for counseling/admission.

 


PERFORMANCE CRITERIA IN CLASS XII (OR EQUIVALENT) BOARD EXAMINATION FOR IISER ADMISSION 2019:

1) The candidate must have marks within the category-wise cut-off as shown in the table above for their respective Class XII (or equivalent) Board examination for being eligible to get admission to IISERs. Additionally, for admission to engineering programmes through JEE advanced channel, candidates who have secured 75% marks (GEN/EWS/OBC-NCL) or 65% marks (SC/ST/PwD) in their Class XII (or equivalent) exams are also eligible.

2) For candidates who appeared in the Class XII (or equivalent) Board examination for the first time in 2018 and reappeared in any subject (for whatsoever reason) in 2019, the better of two performances will be considered.

3) If a Board gives aggregate marks considering both Class XI and Class XII examinations (in the 10+2 system), then only Class XII marks will be considered. If a Board gives aggregate marks considering the results of all three years of a 3-year diploma or courses of equivalent duration, then only the marks scored in the final year will be considered. Similarly, for Boards, which follow a semester system, the marks scored in the final two semesters will be considered.

4) In case any of the subjects Mathematics or Biology, Physics, Chemistry, and Language are not evaluated in the final year (e.g., in a 3-year diploma course), then the marks for the same subject from the previous year(s) will be used for calculating the percentage of aggregate marks.

5) If a Board awards only letter grades without providing an equivalent percentage of marks on the grade -sheet, the candidate should obtain a certificate from the Board specifying the equivalent marks and submit it before the deadline of the mark-sheet submission. In case such a certificate is not provided by the Board, meeting minimum eligibility criteria will be assessed as follows: If CGPA/CPI is reported on any scale other than 10 (for example, 4 points or 8 points scale), an equivalent CGPA/CPI will be calculated as per the following formula: CGPA/CPI in a 10 point scale = (CGPA/CPI Obtained×10)/PS. Finally, the marks will be linearly scaled out of 500. (Here PS stands for Point scale used by the Board).

6) If a Board does not give marks/grades scored in individual subjects but gives only the aggregate marks/grades, then the aggregate marks/grades given by the Board will be considered as such (linearly scaled out of 500 if the total marks are not out of 500).

7) Candidates from any board other than the ones listed in the above table (of State and Central Boards) can apply only through JEE-Advanced and KVPY channels provided that they also satisfy the eligibility criteria as specified by JEE-Advanced or KVPY, as the case may be. Such candidates should either bring a certificate from their respective board that they are within top 20 percentile of their board or else cut-off scores for CBSE board will be applied for them. Additionally, for admission to engineering programmes through JEE advanced channel, candidates who have secured 75% marks (GEN/EWS/OBC-NCL) or 65% marks (SC/ST/PwD) in their Class XII (or equivalent) exams are also eligible.


METHODOLOGY TO CALCULATE MARKS (OUT OF 500) IN CLASS XII (OR EQUIVALENT) BOARD EXAMINATION:

First of all, if marks awarded in a subject (in class XII or equivalent) are NOT out of 100, then the marks should be linearly scaled (up or down) to 100. Then, the following five subjects will be considered for calculating the cut-off marks for fulfilling the eligibility criterion so that the total aggregate marks are out of 500:

(i) Chemistry

(ii) Physics

(iii) Biology or Mathematics

(iv) One language (if the candidate has taken more than one language course, then the language course with the highest marks will be considered)

(v) Any subject other than the ones used in the above four (the subject with highest marks will be considered)

After considering four subjects as mentioned in points (i) to (iv), one must consider the subject with the highest marks among all remaining subjects in his/her mark-sheet/grade-sheet. Please note that the subject for point (v) could also be a language course or Mathematics or Biology, provided that it is not being considered in any of the points (i) to (iv), and such that it is the subject with highest marks among all remaining subjects in the mark-sheet/grade-sheet.