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IISER Aptitude Eligibility 2023: Check Criteria


IISER Aptitude Eligibility 2023: The Indian Institutes of Science Education and Research prescribes the IISER Aptitude eligibility criteria 2023 in the official brochure on its website. Candidates willing to appear for the exam must check the eligibility criteria before filling out the application form. The IISER 2023 application form is expected to be released online by the fourth week of May 2023.

The IISER admission will be done on the basis of three channels: JEE Advanced, KVPY and SCB channel. Candidates must note that the eligibility criteria for KVPY, SCB and JEE (Advanced) channels differ from one another. Scroll down to know more about the IISER Aptitude eligibility 2023.

Latest Updates:
– IISER 2023 is expected to be conducted in July 2023.
– IISER 2023 application form will be released soon on the official website.

IISER Aptitude Test 2023 Eligibility Criteria

Candidates willing to appear for the IISER test must check the eligibility criteria before filling out the application form. It is mandatory for candidates to meet eligibility criteria under any one of the channels for admissions. IISER admissions are open to all candidates who are Indian nationals and belong to the Person of Indian Origin (PIO) or Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI) category.

KVPY – Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana

Candidates with a valid KVPY (Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana) fellowship commencing from 2022-23 academic session are eligible to apply for the IISER. These candidates, however, are not required to take the IISER entrance exam 2023.

JEE Advanced  – Joint Entrance Examination Advanced

Candidates must qualify for the JEE Advanced exam and secure a rank within 10,000 in Common Rank List (CRL).

  •  The rank should be within 10,000 ranks under the respective category for candidates belonging to the reserved category (OBCNC, SC, ST, PD).
  • For IISER Aptitude Test 2023, candidates with a valid JEE Advanced rank/scorecard need not take the aptitude test.

How To Practice Questions on IISER Aptitude Exam?

Know the steps to practice questions on the IISER Aptitude exam below:

  • 1st Step: Visit Embibe’s official website, i.e., embibe.com.
  • 2nd Step: Use the mobile number/email to log in.
  • 3rd Step: Click on the menu bar “Getting into my dream undergraduate college” 
  • 4th Step: Select the Goal “Talent and Scholarship Tests” from the dropdown and click on “Next”.
  • 5th Step: Search and select “IISER Aptitude” on the search bar and click on “Next”.
  • 6th Step: Select the preferred language and click on “Done”.
  • 7th Step: Click “Practice” from the header Section.
  • 8th Step: Scroll down to the “Subjects” section.
  • 9th Step: Click on any IISER Aptitude subjects.
  • 10th Step: Scroll down to click on the chapters from the selected subject to begin the practice.

SCB – State and Central Boards 

All candidates who have cleared Class 12 exams in the Science stream in 2021/ 2023 are eligible. However, candidates should also score marks equal to or above the cut off as stipulated by IISER in order to meet the IISER eligibility criteria.

Name of the BoardCut Off
AMU Board81.4
Andhra Pradesh94.8
Himachal Pradesh79.3
Jammu & Kashmir86.2
Madhya Pradesh85.2
Tamil Nadu95.1
Uttar Pradesh74.3
West Bengal75.9

For candidates belonging to OBC (non-creamy layer) and PwD categories, there is a 5% relaxation in the cutoff percentage. The cut off for candidates belonging to SC/ ST/ Kashmiri Migrants (KM) category is 55% in Class 12 for all boards.

IISER Aptitude Application Form 2023

The Indian Institute of Science Education and Research will release the IISER application form on the official website. The application process includes registration, filling application form, uploading documents and payment of fee.


Candidates need to register themselves at IISER admission portal. They need to sign up using their basic details like mobile number, email ID, password, date of birth, category and other details. A verification email will be issued to candidates’ registered email IDs after signup. Candidates can access their accounts and continue to the next step of the application process after successful verification.

Filling of Application Form

Candiadtes have to fill in their communication details, educational qualification and other information in the IISER application form. Candidates must make sure they fill in all details carefully to avoid disqualification. 

Uploading Documents

The next stage is uploading documents. Candidates need to upload the documents in the application form as per the specifications. Below is a list of the documents and their specifications.

DocumentsMaximum sizeFormat 
Photograph200 KBJPEG and JPG
Signature200 KBJPEG and JPG
Class 12th marksheet1 MBPDF, JPEG and JPG
Category certificate (If applicable)1 MBPDF, JPEG and JPG

 Payment of Application Fee

Candidates have to pay the IISER Aptitude application fee in online mode through debit card/credit card/net banking. Check out the category-wise application fee from the table below:

CategoryApplication Fee
General/EWS/OBC/OBC-NCL/KM Rs 2,000 +Transaction Fee
SC/ST/PD Rs 1,000 +Transaction Fee

IISER 2023 Mock Tests

Candidates can follow the below-mentioned steps to attempt the IISER mock test at Embibe:

  • 1st Step: Visit Embibe’s official website, i.e., embibe.com.
  • 2nd Step: Login using your mobile number/email.
  • 3rd Step: Then select your ‘Goal’ as ‘IISER’ under Talent and Scholarship Tests.
  • 4th Step: Click ‘Next’ and select your preferred language.
  • 5th Step: Refer to the below-mentioned links to attempt mock tests.
Take IISER Aptitude Mock TestsTake IISER Aptitude Mock Tests
IISER Aptitude Mock Test – 1IISER Aptitude Mock Test – 4
IISER Aptitude Mock Test – 2IISER Aptitude Mock Test – 5
IISER Aptitude Mock Test – 3IISER Aptitude Mock Test – 6

Following are the frequently asked questions and their answers related to IISER Aptitude eligibility 2023:

Q: What is the minimum cut off to be eligible for IISER Aptitude?

A: Candidates should have secured a minimum of 75% aggregate in Class 12 for the General category, and 65% aggregate for the reserved category.

Q: Does IISER accept JEE scores?

A. Yes, the IISER accepts scores of JEE Advanced of the Indian Institutes of Technology.

Q: I am a Commerce student, can I apply for admission to IISER?

A. No, students should have done their Class 12 from a Science stream to be eligible for IISER.

Q: When will the IISER 2023 application form be released?

A: The IISER 2023 application form is expected to be released in the fourth week of May.

Q: What is the selection procedure for IISER Aptitude?

A: The IISER Aptitude selection is done through three channels: KVPY, JEE Advanced and SCB.

Also, check:

IISER Exam PatternIISER Aptitude Study Material
IISER Aptitude Mock TestsIISER Aptitude Question Papers
IISER Answer KeyIISER Counselling

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