The IAT Exam (Indian Institutes of Science Education and Research ) IISERs Aptitude Test is an entrance examination conducted for admissions to the undergraduate degree programs offered by the various IISERs located across India. The IAT Exam assesses students’ aptitude, analytical skills, and scientific reasoning abilities. It serves as a crucial step for candidates aspiring to pursue integrated science programs that combine a strong foundation in basic sciences with research-oriented learning.The IAT Exam typically covers subjects like Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, and Biology. It aims to evaluate candidates’ grasp of scientific concepts, problem-solving capabilities, and logical thinking skills. This test is designed to identify students with a genuine passion for science and the potential to excel in research-driven academic environments.
Qualifying the IAT Exam is an fundamental prerequisite for securing affirmation to the prestigious IISERs. Effective candidates have the opportunity to enlist in comprehensive and intrigue five-year coordinates programs that span a run of science disciplines. These programs offer a one of a kind mix of classroom instructing, research facility tests, and inquire about ventures, supporting understudies into future researchers, analysts, and trailblazers.The IAT Exam is an yearly examination that requests intensive planning and a profound understanding of logical standards. It serves as a portal for trying understudies to get to top-notch logical instruction, cutting-edge investigate openings, and a stage to contribute to progressions in different logical areas. The test’s importance lies not as it were in its part as an confirmation model but too in its capacity to recognize and support the following era of logical minds in India.
|Exam Name||IISER Aptitude Test|
|Conducting Body||Indian Institute of Science Education and Research|
|Exam Frequency||Once a year|
|Exam Mode||Online/Computer-based Test (CBT)|
|Total Registrations||Two lakh (approximate number)|
|Courses Offered through IISER Aptitude Test||BS-MS|
Gen/OBC/OBC-NCL/EWS – INR 2,000
SC/ST/KM/PwD – INR 1,000
|Exam Duration||3 Hours|
|Exam Medium||English and Hindi|
|Total Marks of IISER||240 Marks|
+4 for each correct answer
-1 for each wrong answer
|Colleges Accepting IISER Aptitude Test Scores||All IISER campuses in India|
All candidates who are Indian nationals and belong to the Person of Indian Origin (PIO) or Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI) category are eligible for IISER admissions 2023. However, admissions at IISER are done through three different channels mentioned below.
IISER Entrance Exam Eligibility Criteria under State and Central Boards (SCB) Channel
All candidates who have cleared Class 12 exams in Science stream in 2021/ 2023 fulfil IISER entrance exam 2023 eligibility criteria. However, candidates should also score marks (in their respective boards) equal to or above the cutoff percentage as stipulated by IISER (mentioned in the table below) in order to meet IISER entrance exam eligibility criteria.
Eligibility Criteria For Jammu and Kashmir Board of School Education (JKBOSE) Students
In view of the clarification from The Jammu and Kashmir Board of School Education (JKBOSE) that the Class 12 Annual Regular Examination conducted by JKBOSE in December 2022 in the case of candidates of Kashmir division/Winter Zones areas of Jammu division and U.T. of Ladakh is equivalent to the Class 12 Annual Regular Examination conducted by JKBOSE in the months of March-April 2023 in the case of candidates of Summer Zone areas of Jammu division, the following has been decided:
- The students of Kashmir division/Winter Zones areas of Jammu division and U.T. of Ladakh who took the class 12 Annual regular Examination conducted by JKBOSE in December 2021 are eligible to apply to the BSMS and BS courses in the 2023 admission cycle provided they satisfy all the other eligibility criteria.
- During the application process, these students need to pick 2022 as their year of passing class 12 examination.
IISER Admissions under Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana (KVPY) Channel
Candidates who have a valid KVPY fellowship commencing from 2022-23 academic session are eligible to apply for IISER admissions 2023. However, such candidates do not need to appear for IISER entrance exam 2023.
IISER Admissions under Joint Entrance Examination of Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT–JEE) Channel
General category candidates who have secured a rank within 10,000 in the Common Rank List (CRL) of JEE Advanced 2023 are eligible for IISER admissions 2023. However, similar to the admission process under KVPY channel, such candidates do not need to appear for IISER entrance exam 2023.
IAT Exam syllabus is declared by the examination conducting in the information brochure after the application process for IISER Entrance Exam 2023 started. Questions in the IISER exam are asked from topics present in the syllabus of Class 11 and 12 books. IISER 2022 exam question paper carried questions from the sections- Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics. For better preparation of the IISER exam, the candidate must review the complete IISER 2022 syllabus as questions asked will test the candidate’s analytic ability. Candidates can view the detailed IISER 2022 syllabus as released by IISER below and IISER 2023 syllabus will be provided soon after the release of the application forms and brochure on the official website.
|Diversity in the living world||Human physiology|
|Structural organization in animals and plants||Reproduction|
|Cell structure and function||Genetics and evolution|
|Plant physiology||Biology and human welfare|
|Ecology and environment||Biotechnology and its application|
|Some Basic Concept of Chemistry||Organic Chemistry – Some Basic Principles and Techniques|
|Structure of Atom||Hydrocarbons|
|Classification of Elements and Periodicity in Properties||Environmental Chemistry|
|Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure||The solid state|
|States of Matter||Solutions|
|Redox Reactions||Surface chemistry|
|Hydrogen||General principles and processes of isolation of elements|
|The s-block Elements||The d- & f-block elements|
|The p-block Elements||Coordination compounds|
|Organic compounds containing nitrogens||Haloalkanes and haloarenes|
|Biomolecules||Alcohols, phenols and ethers|
|Polymers||Aldehydes, ketones and carboxylic acids|
|Chemistry in everyday life|
|Physical World and Measurement||Waves|
|Laws of Motion||Current Electricity|
|Work, Energy and Power||Magnetic effect of current and magnetism|
|Motion of Systems of Particles and Rigid body||Electromagnetic Induction|
|Properties of bulk matter||Electromagnetic Waves|
|Behavior of perfect gas and kinetic energy||Dual Nature of Radiation and Matter|
|Sets||Introduction to Three Dimensional Geometry|
|Relations and functions||Limits and Derivatives|
|Trigonometric Functions||Mathematical Reasoning|
|Inverse Trigonometric Functions||Statistics|
|Principle of Mathematical Induction||Probability|
|Complex Numbers and Quadratic Equations||Matrices|
|Permutations and Combinations||Continuity and Differentiability|
|Binomial Theorem||Application of Derivatives|
|Sequences and Series||Integrals|
|Straight Lines||Applications of integrals|
|Conic Sections||Differential equations|
|Vectors||Three dimensional geometry|
IISERs offer admission into courses leading to BSMS Dual Degree, and BS Degree (only at IISER Bhopal) Programs.
IISER 2023 entrance examination for the academic session 2023-2024 will be conducted online/ computer-based test.
One of the major attractions at these new institutes was a guarantee of the INSPIRE-SHE award. Every student enrolled in the IISERs was eligible to receive the Rs-80,000 scholarship provided their academic performance was satisfactory, I. e. if they maintained an annual GPA of 6.0 and above on a 10-point scale. Students admitted through the KVPY channel will be eligible for scholarships