IISER Exam Analysis 2024 (OUT): Check IAT Paper Review & Student Reaction

Indian Institutes of Science Education and Research Entrance Exam 2024 ( IISER Entrance Exam )

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Updated on Jun 14, 2024 12:01 IST

IISER 2024 Exam was conducted successfully on June 9, 2024, at various exam centres across the nation. The exam was held in two shifts ie., morning from 9 to 12 pm and afternoon from 12:30 to 3:30 pm. The overall IAT 2024 exam difficulty level was moderately easy.

Also Read: IISER 2024 Answer Key Released @iiseradmission.in; Student Response Sheet Out Soon 

Candidates who had opted for PCM found the Biology section tough to attempt and Candidates who had PCB in their class 12 found Mathematics subject questions difficult to solve. Topics were equally distributed from the IAT 2024 syllabus. Preparation from NCERT Books will help the candidates to have a good IAT 2024 score. 

There were no such technical glitches found at the examination hall. Following the previous year's trend and this year's exam difficulty level, it is expected that the IISER 2024 cut-off will be higher than last year. There was no change in the IAT 2024 exam pattern and syllabus. The IAT 2024 answer key was released on June 9, 2024. Students' response sheets were made available for download on the official website on June 12, 2024.

Read this Shiksha page to get detailed IAT 2024 exam analysis, expected cut-off, and IAT 2024 exam weightage information. 

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IISER 2024 Exam Analysis

Candidates can check the IAT 2024 exam analysis and student reactions from here:

Sakhshi: The exam difficulty level was easier than expected. Questions from the Chemistry subject were the easiest. Biology was of moderate level. Maths and Physics subjects were also of moderate level to solve. Nothing apart from the mentioned syllabus was asked. In physics, topics from current were asked more. From Mathematics topics like continuity, diffrentiability and differential equations had more weightage. The expected cut-off will be around 150+.

Gaurav: Overall exam difficulty level was easy to moderate. Questions from Physics and Mathematics were on the easy side. Inorganic chemistry questions were a bit tricky and the level was above moderate. Chemistry subjects had questions from coordinate and compound chemistry. Physics and Maths were equally distributed. 

Dhruvi: Overall exam difficulty level was moderate. Biology was the easiest. Questions from physics were a bit difficult and tricky to solve. the expected cut-off as compared to previous years will be high because of the easy questions asked in the examination. 

Umang: The IAT 2024 exam difficulty level was moderate and the questions were approach-based.There were no technical glitches in the examination. Questions from all the subjects were on the easy side. the IAT 2024 cut-off will be high this year. Some candidates who had appeared in the JEE exam found the exam difficulty level the same as the JEE exam.

IAT 2024 question paper and answer key were released on June 9, 2024 on the official website. For the last day of IAT 2024 preparation, candidates can go through the IISER 2024 question paper weightage from here:

Subject Difficulty Level Good Attempt
Biology Easy 12-13 Questions
Physics Moderate 8-10 Questions
Chemistry Easy to Moderate 10-12 Questions
Mathematics Moderate 9-11 Questions

IAT 2024 Student Reactions Video

IISER 2024 Exam Highlights

The following table brings the important information and highlights of the IISER Aptitude Test 2024.

Particulars

Details

Exam Name

IISER Aptitude Test

Conducting Body

Indian Institute of Science Education and Research

Exam Level

Undergraduate

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

Application Fee

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

Total Questions

60

Marking Scheme

+4 for each correct answer

-1 for each wrong answer

Colleges Accepting IISER Aptitude Test Scores

All IISER campuses in India

Official Website

http://www.iiseradmission.in/

Contact Details

Phone: 020 25908222 (2 to 5 PM, Monday to Friday)

Email: ask-jac2022@acads.iiserpune.ac.in

 

IISER Entrance Exam Marking Scheme

The IISER Entrance Exam Marking Scheme is as follows:

Subject

No. of Questions

Marks

Physics

15

60

Chemistry

15

60

Biology

15

60

Mathematics

15

60

Total

60

240

IISER 2023 Entrance Exam Analysis

IAT 2023 Exam was held on June 17, 2023. IISER Aptitude Test (IAT) will be conducted as a computer based test in centres across India. IISER 2023 Analyis will be updated soon after the conduct of the examination. IAT will consist of 60 questions, 15 questions each from Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, and Physics. Total time for answering the test will be 180 minutes. Questions will be of multiple choice type with only one correct answer. Students have opted for PCM in their class 12 std, found the biology section comparatively moderate to difficult and the students who had opted PCB in their class 12 found the Mathematics portion to be moderately difficult. for the common subjects for both the stream students which are Chemistry and Physics, the exam difficulty level was moderately easy. The overall difficulty level of IISER Entrance Exam 2023 was found to be moderate.

It was also found that many questions were indirectly repeated from the previous year questions on the subjects biology and mathematics. In the physics sections questions were maximum asked from theory-based type instead of numerical-based questions. Candidates can expect the IISER 2023 Cut off comparatively higher than previous year's cut off. The total marks obtained by a candidate out of 240 will be considered for preparing the Rank List. Not every candidate appearing in IAT 2023 will be awarded a rank. Rank cut-off will be announced at an appropriate time. Further, getting a rank does not guarantee offer/admission to an IISER.

The IISER Paper Analysis 2023 is given below for the reference of the candidates.

 
Particulars Analysis 
Overall Difficulty Level Moderate 
Expected Number of Good Attempts 45-50
Difficulty Level of Biology Easy to Moderate
Difficulty Level of Physics Moderate to Difficult
Difficulty Level of Mathematics Difficult
Difficulty Level of Chemistry Moderate 
Topics with Highest Weightage in Mathematics Sets, Relations And Functions
Topics with Highest Weightage in Chemistry Inorganic and Organic Chemistry,
Topics with Highest Weightage in Physics Gravitation, Electricity, Electrostatistics
Topics with Highest Weightage in Biology Molecular Biology, Biotechnology, Cell Biology

 

IAT 2023 Student Reactions

Here is the video given below which mentions about the IISER Aptitude Test 2023 examination difficulty level, subject domains from which maximum questions were asked and also about the subject which was comparatively tougher than other science subjects. This Shiksha Video also tells about the priority of IISER Applicants choosing IISER institutes.

 

IAT 2022 Exam Analysis

IISER 2022 Entrance Exam was held on July 3, 2022, and had questions from Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, and Biology. It was held as a computer-based test (CBT). The IISER Paper Analysis 2022 is given below for the reference of the candidates.

 
Particulars Analysis 
Overall Difficulty Level Moderate to Difficult
Expected Number of Good Attempts 45-50
Difficulty Level of Biology Easy to Moderate
Difficulty Level of Physics Moderate to Difficult
Difficulty Level of Mathematics Difficult
Difficulty Level of Chemistry Moderate to Difficult
Topics with Highest Weightage in Mathematics Functions
Topics with Highest Weightage in Chemistry Kinetics, Physical and Organic Chemistry,

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Candidates can go through the following information :

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Candidates can go through the different rounds of IAT 2024 seat allotment result dates from here:

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IISER 2024 Round 1 Seat Allotment Result13-Jul-2024
IISER 2024 Round 2 Seat Allotment Result20-Jul-2024 (Tentative)
IISER 2024 Round 3 Seat Allotment Result26-Jul-2024 (Tentaive)

If seats in preferred IISERs are filled, then the candidate will not be considered in further rounds of counselling. For example, if a candidate had given only two preferences as IISER-X and IISER-Y, and

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Only the meritorious candidates IAT 2024 Test will get the opportunity to sit in the IISER 2024 counselling process. Selected candidates in the IISER 2024 will then have to upload the required documents to confirm their seats between June 26 to July 02, 2024. 

Documents to be uploaded:

  • Class 12 marks

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IISER 2024 Counselling process for admissions to BS-MS dual degree/ BS (IISER Bhopal) degree programmes at various IISERs, IISc Banglore and IIT Madras is underway. The online registration for IISER 2024 counselling is over. The exam officials will very soon announce the IAT 2024 fisrt seat allotmen

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The Seat Acceptance Fee is to be paid only after an offer of admission has been made to the candidate. The SAF will have to be paid as per the category entered by the candidate in the application.

  • INR35,000/- (INR25,000/- + INR10,000/- (Non refundable administrative fee) for General/EWS/OBC/OBC-NCL/P

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The IISER 2024 counseling process for the 2024-2025 academic session is entirely online. Candidates who took the IISER 2024 exam and wish to enroll in any of the participating IISER institutes, including IISERs, IISc Bangalore, and IIT Madras, must participate in the counseling process.

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Round-wise Withdrawal dates (Without Penalty)Final Withdrawal Date
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Round - 215 July 2024; 4 PM26 July 2024: 4 PM
Round - 320 July 2023; 4 PM26 July 2023: 4 PM
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  • The candidate can withdraw his/her seat by selecting the option “WITHDRAW SEAT” in the application portal. No other form/method of withdrawal is accepted.
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Rules related to withdrawal/refund of Seat Acceptance Fee (SAF):
1. The application fee paid during filling up the application form is not refundable.
2. Refund policy for the Seat Acceptance Fee (SAF) is given below:

  1. The candidate can withdraw his/her seat by selecting the option “WITHDRAW SEAT” in th

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Successfully registered candidates of IISER entrance exam 2024 application form will be able to download their IAT 2024 admit card. To download their IAT admit card 2024, candidates need to visit the official website of IISER admissions which iiseradmission.in.

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You can give the IAT exam without having maths. The eligibility criteria is that candidate must have at least three subject with them which can be any from physics, chemistry, biology, or maths but the board must be recognised by COBSE and must score at least 60 percentage for general and for others

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