IISER Exam Pattern 2021: Marking Scheme, Negative Marking, Total Marks

Exam Date

Sep 17, 2021

Apr 7, 2021 | Science

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IISER 2021 Aptitude Test Pattern

  • SCB (State and Central Boards) Channel: IISER Aptitude Test 2021 is one of the 3 channels to seek admission into 7 IISERs. The 50% of the seats at IISER, every year will be filled through the SCB (State and Central Boards) channel based on the marks of the students in the IISER 2021 Exam.

  • Unfilled seats from KVPY and JEE channels will also be filled through the aptitude test. Thus writing IISER 2021 aptitude test gives you higher chances of getting into IISER.

  • Paper: The IISER 2021 Aptitude Test has only one single paper. As the name of the exam itself says, it is the test of students basic scientific aptitude. 

  • Mode of Paper: The IISER 2021 Aptitude Test will be conducted online i.e. the Computer-Based Test (CBT).

  • IISER 2021 Aptitude Test Mocks: The conducting authority will release the official mock test to make students familiar with the computer-based test system. This mock test will be available from March 2021 on the official website.
  • Medium Of Paper: IISER 2021 Aptitude Test question paper will be available in both English and Hindi. But you will have to choose your choice of examination medium while filling the application form.

  • Difficulty Level: The IISER 2021 Aptitude Test generally follows the NCERT syllabus for classes XI and XII.

  • Duration and Timings: The duration of IISER 2021 test is 180 minutes or 3 hours. The exam will be from 9 AM in the morning to 12 PM in the afternoon on the day of the exam.

  • Subjects: There will be questions from 3 streams of science you have studied in Class XI and XII. They are Physics, Chemistry, Biology, and Mathematics. There will be 15 questions from each subject in the IISER 2021 Aptitude test. 

  • Type of Questions: Question paper of IISER 2021 aptitude test will be of the objective type or multiple-choice questions (MCQs).

  • Marking Scheme: In IISER 2021 Aptitude Test, for every correct answer, you will be awarded 3 marks and one mark is deducted for every incorrect answer. And no marks will be deducted for not attempting the question.

IISER 2021 Exam Pattern Summary

IISER Exam Pattern
Category

Details

Conducted for

BS Degree (4 years) 

BS-MS Dual Degree programmes (5 years) 

Mode

Online i.e. Computer-Based Test (CBT)

Exam Duration

3 Hours 

Timings

9 AM to 12 PM

Subjects

Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Biology

Type of Questions

60 Multiple Choice Questions with a single correct response.

Number of questions per subject

15 questions per section.

Marks

180

Marking Scheme

Correct answer: (+) 3 marks

Incorrect answer: (-) 1 mark

Paper Medium

English or Hindi

IISER 2021 Pattern - Section Wise 

Below is the detailed table of the pattern of IISER 2021 Aptitude test:

IISER Aptitude Test

Subject

No. of Questions

Marks

Duration

Physics

15

45

3 hours

Chemistry

15

45

Biology

15

45

Maths

15

45

Total

60

180

IISER 2020 Syllabus

 

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