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IISc Bangalore - Latest Admission Criteria

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How to get admission in IISc Bangalore?

There are multiple channels to get admission into IISc Bangalore -

  • Just after class 12th (for Bachelors)
  • For Masters (M.Sc / M.Tech)
  • For Ph.D.

Just after the 12th, admission is taken through-

  • Through IISER Aptitude test
  • Through JEE MAINS
  • Through JEE ADVANCED
  • Through NEET

Note - KVPY examination for admission into IISc Bangalore is already abolished.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Candidates who have completed their 10+2 (or equivalent) examination in the previous year (2022) or will complete the same in the present year (2023) of giving the examination.
  • Candidates must have studied Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics as the main subjects in their qualifying examination.
  • Candidates should have a minimum of 60% or equivalent grade in their 10+2 or equivalent examination. (Different for reserved categories).

Don't have Maths but want to pursue a career in research? Don't worry; check out these institutes.

Reservation Criteria:

  • 10% of seats are reserved for women
  • Some seats are reserved for PWD/SC/ST/Kashmiri Migrants etc.

Application Process:

  • Generally, the application process starts from the 1st of April onwards and ends by the 31st of May every year.
  • The application fee is Rs. 500 for General/OBC/EWS and Rs. 250 for SC / ST / PwD
  • IISER Aptitude Test is introduced as a new mode of Entry for the Academic Year 2023-24. Candidates have to apply directly on the IISc admission portal to apply through this mode of Entry.

Note -If you are aiming for IISc Bangalore via IAT, check out this blog or check out our courses.

Cut-off Marks:

As per the trends, the last year cut off was -

  • Around 350 ranks in JEE Mains/ JEE Advanced / NEET for General Category
  • Around 17000 ranks for EWS & OBC
  • Around 20000 for OBC & EWS (Female)
  • Around 55000 for ST
  • IISER Aptitude test is introduced as a new mode of Entry for the Academic Year 2023-24. Thus, cutoff trends are not yet released.

Course Structure:

B.Sc. is of 4 years duration at IISc Bangalore and +1 year, if you wish to do B.Sc + M.Sc.

Note -If you are interested in a BS-MS dual degree, you should check out this institute.

  • Admitted students have to take one course each in physics, chemistry, mathematics, biology, engineering and humanities till 3rd Semester.
  • 4th Semester onwards, students have to select a subject in which they want to do their major/specialisation
  • Students can also opt for a subject for a minor degree in various subjects available.
  • In the 7th & 8th Semesters, students will be working on projects with a dedicated professor/mentor at the campus.
  • The same project work will continue if a student chooses to add one more year for B.Sc + M.Sc.

Fees Structure:

  • The tuition fee is Rs. 10,000 annually
  • Gymkhana Fee - Rs. 1200 annually
  • Other Academic fees - Rs. 3700 annually
  • Student Emergency Fund - Rs. 300 annually
  • Library Deposit & Statutory Deposit (both refundable) - Rs. 7500 each (to be paid in the first year only)
  • So, the total annual fee comes to nearly Rs. 15,000 - 20,000 for each student.

Note -For a detailed analysis, check out the fee structure of various similar institutes mentioned on our website..


  • IISc Bangalore provides a 5000 per month scholarship to all eligible candidates.
  • There is also an option for internships and stipends during summer vacations.
  • All the scholarships are funded by the various investors of IISc Bangalore.

Tip - Try checking out NISER which offers hefty scholarships as well and takes admission through NEST.

Latest News!

Recently, B.Tech programs have also been launched at IISc Bangalore.

  • The course is - BTech in Mathematics & Computing
  • Selection is only through JEE ADVANCED and there are only 52 seats for the same.
  • Eligibility Criteria: is that students should have Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, a language, and any subject other than the mentioned four.

To know more about this course, check out this blog today!

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