IISER Aptitude Test

OVERVIEW

IISERs conduct IISER Aptitude Test under the State and Central Boards Channel (SCB) channel for admissions to 5-year BS-MS Degree programs of Indian Institutes of Science Education and Research and 4-year BS programs at IISER Bhopal. Students applying through the SCB channel have to appear in the IISER Aptitude Test which is conducted at various centers across the country.

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

UPDATE (Jan 19, 2023): IAT Applications will be opening soon,

 

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 0.75 marks will be deducted for each incorrect response.
  • The medium of the paper will be English and Hindi.

No. of Questions:

SubjectNo. of MCQTotal Marks
Biology1545
Chemistry1545
Mathematics1545
Physics1545
Total60180
180

 

 

Schedule

DATE

To be Announced

 

TIMING

02:00 PM – 05:00 PM

Eligiblity

    • Students who have passed (10+2) level with science stream in 2022 or 2023 with marks equal or above the cut-off percentage in their respective boards.
    • Class XII Performance criteria: Candidates need to obtain a minimum of 60% marks (GEN/EWS/OBC-NCL) or 55% marks (SC/ST/PwD) in their Class XII examination.

 

  • A candidate who has been admitted earlier to any of the IISERs, or who previously accepted a seat in any of the IISERs but did not join, or whose admission to any of the IISERs was cancelled after joining, is not eligible.

Syllabus

 

For Syllabus – Click 

 

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.
  • The mock test is for practice purposes only.

 

SAMPLE QUESTIONS

 

PAST QUESTION PAPERS

See previous year Question Papers and Answers here.

fees

IAT 2023 Application Fee is yet to be announced. Application Fee for previous year is as follows:

CategoryFee
GEN, EWS and OBC (Non-Creamy) Candidates₹2000
SC, ST, KM and PwD Candidates₹1000
Foreign NationalsUSD 100

Procedure

REGISTRATION

  • The registrations for IISER Aptitude Test 2023 examination will begin as per schedule.
  • The last date to register is yet to be announced.
  • Interested candidates need to visit the IISER Admission website and register with a valid email address.
  • Fill in the basic details and upload a 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.

APPLICATION CORRECTION

  • Candidates will be provided a facility to make corrections in their application form particulars.
  • It is a one-time facility and is extended to the candidates to avoid any hardship to them.
  • Candidates will be able to correct the data filled in the application form including Photo ID, Marksheet, Category certificate, and IISER preferences.

NOTE

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

 

HALL TICKET / ADMIT CARD

  • The hall ticket can be downloaded from the IISER Admissions site after it’s notified.
  • 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.

 

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 and Final Answer Key will be released as per schedule.

 

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

RESULT

  • The result of IISER Aptitude Test is expected to be declared after it’s notified.
  • 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) to accept the Admission offer and confirm that the candidate intends to join.

 

 

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, the candidate’s rank in the merit list, and the candidate’s preferences.

 

Dates

 

ActivityDates
Opening of Admission portalTBA
Last date for applicationsTBA
Admit Card downloading for IISER aptitude testTBA
IISER aptitude test for SCB channelTBA
Release of IAT Provisional Answer KeyTBA
Availability of Candidates ResponsesTBA
Last date to submit objection on Answer KeyTBA
Release of IAT Final Answer KeyTBA
IAT Result DeclarationTBA
Last date of Uploading XII Marks & Category CertificateTBA
CounsellingTBA
Start of Academic sessionTBA

CONTACT INFORMATION

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

IISER Contact Information
AddressThe Chairperson,
Joint Admissions Committee 2022,
Indian Institute of Science Education & Research Pune,
Dr.Homi Bhabha Road, Pune – 411008, Maharashtra (India)
Admission Helpline020-25908222
Emailask-jac2022@acads.iiserpune.ac.in

 

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