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IISER Admission Schedule – Key Dates for KVPY, SCB, IIT-JEE Channels

IISER Admission Schedule – IISER (Indian Institute of Science Education and Research) conducts an entrance test for candidates applying through the SCB channel, which is known as the IISER Aptitude Test (IAT). Earlier IISER had set the IAT exam date as May 31, 2020. However, due to the nationwide lockdown, the IISER Aptitude Test date has seen a shift along with the other major IISER admission events. The new exam date for IISER Aptitude Test is now August 12, 2020. As per the IISER Aptitude Test schedule, candidates will be able to download the admit card for the same from July 23.  

The IISER application form submission window for the SCB channel is live until July 8. Thus, aspirants must apply for the same before the last date.   

The IISER Aptitude Test admission at different campuses of IISER is possible through three channels, namely:

  1. Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana (KVPY)
  2. Joint Entrance Examination (JEE-Advanced)
  3. State Central Board (SCB)

The conducting body defines separate schedules for IISER admission through all the channels. Similar to the SCB channel, all the events of admission through KVPY and JEE channel will also have a specific deadline. Go through this article to know the comprehensive details of important dates of IISER admission 2020-21 through SCB, KVPY, and JEE Advanced.

Latest Update – IISER has released the revised schedule for IISER admission through all the three channels. 

IISER Admission Schedule 2020

Candidates can check the table below to know the channel-wise IISER admission schedule 2020.

IISER Aptitude Test Schedule – Event Highlights for SCB Channel

As stated above, IISER Aptitude Test is applicable for those aspirants who apply through SCB channel. Candidates can check the event highlights of IISER admission through SCB channel in the table below.

Event Calendar for IISER Aptitude Test (SCB Channel)

Events IISER Important Dates (SCB)
Release of the application form for SCB channel March 23, 2020
Last date to submit the online application form July 8, 2020
Release of marks and category certificate on IISER website (iiseradmission.in) July 15, 2020
Issuance of admit card July 23, 2020
IISER Aptitude Test date August 12, 2020
Release of IAT preliminary answer key August 13, 2020
Response sheet and representation August 14, 2020 (9 AM)
Last date for online submission of class 12th marks and category certificate August 15, 2020 (5 PM)
Response sheet and representation August 16, 2020
Release of final answer key August 17, 2020
Release of first-round seat allotment August 19, 2020
Beginning of SAF and freeze/float options August 19, 2020
Closing of first-round SAF August 23, 2020
Release of second-round seat allotment August 26, 2020
Beginning of SAF and freeze/ float options August 26, 2020
Closing of second-round SAF August 30, 2020
Release of the third round of seat allotment September 4, 2020
Beginning of SAF (Seat Acceptance Fee) with freeze only September 4, 2020
Third round SAF closes at 10 PM September 7, 2020
Withdrawal of SAF closes at 10 PM September 8, 2020
Fourth and Final round of seat allotment SAF begins with freeze only September 9, 2020
Reporting at allotted IISER for registration September 12, 2020
Fourth round SAF closes at 10 PM September 13, 2020
Tentative date of commencement of classes September 14, 20200

IISER APTITUDE TEST SCHEDULE – APPLICATION FORM SUBMISSION

Candidates aspiring for admission at IISER through SCB channel were able to start filling the IAT application form from March 23, 2020. The last date to fill the application form for IISER admission through SCB channel is July 8, 2020 (earlier it was June 10). 

Candidates also need to submit their class 12th marks and category certificates at the application portal from July 15 until August 15, 2020 after submitting their IISER Aptitude Test application form.  

IISER APTITUDE TEST SCHEDULE – ADMIT CARD RELEASE

The priorly set date for admit card release was May 18, 2020. After the postponement of the schedule due to COVID-19, the conducting authority has notified July 23 as the release date of the admit card for the IISER Aptitude Test. Candidates will be able to download the admit card until the exam day i.e. August 12. 

IISER APTITUDE TEST DATE 2020

Earlier, the IISER Aptitude Test was slated to be held on May 31, 2020. Due to COVID-19 outbreak, candidates and the concerned authority had to delay the complete schedule. The new exam date for IISER Aptitude Test 2020 is August 12, 2020.

IISER APTITUDE TEST SCHEDULE – ANSWER KEY RELEASE

Earlier when the IAT was to be held on May 31, the preliminary answer key was set to release the very next day. Following the same trend, the answer key will be released on August 13, a day after IISER conducts IAT 2020. Candidates can raise and submit their objections against the answer key for two upcoming days i.e. August 14 to August 16. Along with the answer key, candidates will be able to find the response sheet. 

The final answer key for the IISER Aptitude Test will be released on August 17, 2020. 

IISER APTITUDE TEST SCHEDULE – RESULT CUM COUNSELLING COMMENCEMENT

IISER does not release a conventional result. After conducting the exam, IISER starts shortlisting candidates in multiple rounds on the basis of their performance in IAT. IISER is set to release the first round of seat allotment result on August 19. Every round will have the following set of events:  

  1. Release of seat allotment list
  2. Beginning of Seat Acceptance Fee (SAF) payment
  3. Exercising options such as freeze/float

The counselling process will kick-off from August 19 and conclude on September 13, 2020.

IISER Admission Schedule – Event Highlights for KVPY Channel

Similar to the schedule for SCB channel of admission, IISER admission schedule through KVPY also comprises inevitable timelines for all the events. The highlights of all the events as per IISER admission schedule are as follows: 

Event Calendar for IISER Admission through KVPY Channel 

Events IISER Important Dates (KVPY)
Release of online application form April 24, 2020
Last date to fill and submit the online application form July 8, 2020
Uploading marks and category certificate begins July 15, 2020
Last date for uploading class 12th marks and category certificate August 15, 2020
Release of the first round of seat allotment. August 17, 2020
SAF begins with float/freeze August 17, 2020
Closing off first-round SAF payment August 21, 2020
Release of the second and final round of seat allotment August 24, 2020
SAF begins with freeze only option August 24, 2020
Closing of second and final round SAF payment August 28, 2020
Withdrawal of SAF closes at 10 PM September 8, 2020
Reporting at allotted IISER for registration September 12, 2020
Date of commencement of classes September 14, 2020

IISER ADMISSION DATES – APPLICATION FORM SUBMISSION (KVPY)

Candidates who have a valid KVPY scholarship 2020-21 can take admission on the basis of their performance in the scholarship test. Application form for IISER admission through KVPY channel was rolled out on the official website of IISER from April 24, 2020. The last date for IISER admission through KVPY channel is similar to that of SCB channel, i.e. July 8, 2020. 

Candidates have to upload their class 12th marks and the category certificates at the application portal. The upload process is available from July 15 to August 15, 2020

IISER ADMISSION DATES – RESULT CUM COUNSELLING FOR KVPY CHANNEL

This process is similar to that of the SCB channel. However, the IISER will shortlist candidates on the basis of their performance in the KVPY scholarship exam. Counselling for KVPY admission channel is only held in two rounds that consists of following set of events (each round)

  1. Release of seat allotment list
  2. Beginning of Seat Acceptance Fee payment
  3. Exercising options such as freeze/ float

The counselling process for admission through KVPY channel will be performed from August 17 to September 13, 2020. 

IISER Admission Schedule – Event Highlights for IIT-JEE Channel

Candidates can also take admission in IISER on the basis of their performance in JEE Advanced. The IISER admission schedule through JEE Advanced channel comprises multiple events with a specific timeline. Highlights of IISER admission schedule through JEE advanced channel are as follows.

Event Calendar for IISER Admission through JEE Advanced Channel 

Events IISER Important Dates (JEE)
Uploading of marks and category certificate July 15, 2020
Release of online application form August 1, 2020
Last date to submit class 12th marks and category certificate August 15, 2020
Last date to fill the application form September 2, 2020
Release of the first round of seat allotment September 4, 2020
SAF begins with freeze only option September 4, 2020
Closing of First-round SAF September 7, 2020
Withdrawal of SAF closes September 8, 2020
Release of the second and final round of seat allotment September 9, 2020
SAF begins with freeze only option September 9, 2020
Reporting at allotted IISER for registration September 12, 2020
Closing of second round SAF September 13, 2020
Tentative date of commencement of classes September 14, 2020

IISER ADMISSION DATES – APPLICATION FORM SUBMISSION (JEE ADVANCED)

The schedule of IISER admission through JEE Advanced is solely based on IIT’s schedule for JEE Advanced. The IISER application form for admission through JEE Advanced will be released from August 1, 2020. Candidates can submit the online application form until September 2, 2020.

Also, candidates need to upload their class 12th marks and category certification for admission through JEE Advanced from July 15 to August 15 @ iiseradmission.in 

IISER ADMISSION DATES – RESULT CUM COUNSELLING THROUGH JEE ADVANCED

Candidates will be shortlisted for IISER admission on the basis of their JEE Advanced score. The shortlisted candidates have to appear for the counselling process that includes the following events

  1. Release of seat allotment list
  2. Beginning of Seat Acceptance Fee payment
  3. Exercising options such as freeze/float

The counselling process for IISER admission through JEE Advanced channel will commence from September 4 and conclude on September 12, 2020.

IISER Admission Schedule – FAQs

✔️ What is the IISER Aptitude Test exam date 2020?

The IISER Aptitude Test exam date is rescheduled to be held on August 12, 2020. Earlier it was scheduled on May 31, which has seen a shift due to COVID-19 pandemic. This test is conducted for candidates applying for IISER admission through SCB channel.

✔️ Is there any chance of changes in the IISER admission schedule through JEE Advanced channel?

Yes. Although IISER tries to follow its announced schedule, uncertainties can knock anytime due to unprecedented events. If IIT announces any changes in the JEE Advanced dates, candidates will witness a change in the IISER admission schedule through JEE Advanced.

✔️ Does IISER release a separate schedule for IISER admission through all the channels?

Yes, candidates seeking IISER admission must keep an eye on the schedule for their respective channel. However, there might not be a major difference between the IISER counselling dates of all three channels - KVPY, SCB, and JEE Advanced.

✔️ What is the last date of IISER application form through SCB channel?

Candidates can apply for IISER admission through SCB channel until July 8. However, the uploading of class 12th marksheet and category certificate can be done only between July 15 to August 15 via the same application portal i.e. iiseradmission.in.

Stay tuned to Buddy4Study to get the latest news and updates on IISER Admission Schedule 2020.

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