IISc Integrated Ph.D in Physical Sciences Entrance Exam 2012


Indian Institute of Science (IISc) is a prominent research institution in the country providing the aspirants with high quality higher education. The Institution offers the aspirants with various courses in different fields such as Biological Sciences, Chemical Sciences, Mathematical & Physical Sciences, Earth & Environmental Sciences, and Engineering Sciences and so on. The admittance of candidates to these courses will be on the basis of performance of candidates in the entrance exam conducted by Institute.

Structure of IISc Integrated PhD Physical Sciences Entrance Exam

IISc Integrated PhD Physical Sciences Entrance Exam question paper will consists of objective type multiple choice questions. There will be 100 questions each having 4 alternative options. Correct answers will be rewarded 1 mark each. There will be no negative marking for the wrong ones. The time duration of the exam will be 180 minutes.

Syllabus of IISc Integrated PhD Physical Sciences Entrance Exam

  • Mechanics
  • Properties of Matter
  • Wave Motion
  • Thermal Physics
  • Electromagnetism, Electronics & Optics
  • Modern Physics
  • Experiments and Measurements
  • Mathematical Physics

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for the IISc Integrated PhD Physical Sciences Entrance Exam, the aspirants should have completed their Bachelor of Science programme or an equivalent degree programme in Physical, Chemical or Biological Sciences (including Pharmaceutical, Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences) with a minimum aggregate of 60% marks. However there will be a relaxation in marks for the SC/ST candidates. For them, a pass is enough. The candidates in the final year programme of qualifying exam are also eligible to apply provided they can submit all the certificates at the time of admission.

How to Apply?

The aspirants can apply online for the IISc Integrated PhD Physical Sciences Entrance Exam from the University website http://admissions.iisc.ernet.in/web/Login.aspx. The candidates have to completely fill the application. After completion, click on the submit button. The printout of the completed application form has to be taken and along with essential documents and Demand Draft of Rs. 600/- (Rs.300 for SC/ST/PH candidates) has to be sent to ‘The Deputy Registrar’ (Academic), Admissions unit, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore -560 012 on or before the due date. One can also apply offline for which the application form along with information brochure can be bought from the concerned centres of IISc by fee payment of Rs. 600/- (Rs.300 for SC/ST/PH candidates).

How to fill the Form?

One has to be very careful while filling in the application form. The information brochure contains all the details regarding filling up of form. The applicants are advised to go through the same before filling. After completing filling the form, the aspirants have to be check once again whether all the columns have been filled and if there is any error before submission since application forms with incomplete or incorrect information will be rejected.

Important Dates (Tentative)

[Please note that we only provide tentative dates based on previous years dates. For exact dates related information it is always best to check official websites only.]

Commencement of issue of Information Brochure and Application Forms as well as submission of Online Application Forms: First week of February, 2012

Last date of receipt of filled in application form: Third week of March, 2012

Date of entrance exam: Third week of April, 2012

List of IISc Integrated PhD Physical Sciences Entrance Exam Centres

  • Ahmedabad
  • Bangalore
  • Delhi
  • Dharwad
  • Guwahati
  • Hyderabad
  • Kanpur
  • Visakhapatnam
  • Bhopal
  • Kolkata
  • Madurai
  • Mangalore
  • Chandigarh
  • Chennai
  • Mumbai
  • Pune
  • Thiruvananthapuram
  • Varanasi
  • Bhubaneswar

Contact Address for IISc Integrated PhD Physical Sciences Entrance Exam

  • Address: The Deputy Registrar (Academic), Admissions Unit, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore - 560 012, Karnataka
  • Telephone no: 080 – 22932210, 080 – 23601413
  • Fax: 080 – 23601413
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Website: http://www.iisc.ernet.in/admissions
  • Helpline: 080 - 22932977

Colleges Accepting the IISc Integrated PhD Physical Sciences Entrance Exam Score

Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore

Reference Books for IISc Integrated PhD Physical Sciences Entrance Exam

  • Classical Mechanics by S.N. Biswas
  • Electricity and Magnetism by Berkeley Series
  • Electricity and Magnetism by D.Chattopadhyay and P.C.Rakshit
  • Electrostatics and Magnetostatics by B.B.Laud
  • Physics by Halliday and Resnick
  • Principles of Acoustics by B.Ghosh
  • Principles of Optics by B. K. Mathur
  • Properties of Matter by D.S. Mathur
  • Sound by M.Ghosh
  • Fundamentals of Optics by F. A. Jenkins, H. E. White
  • Fundamentals of Physics by Resnick Walker Halliday
  • General Properties of Matter by Newman and Searle
  • General Properties of Matter by Sengupta and Chatterjee
  • Geometrical and Physical optics by P.K. Chakraborty
  • Heat and Thermodynamics by Zemansky and Dittman
  • Introduction to Classical Mechanics by Takwale and Puranik
  • Introduction to Electrodynamics by David J.Griffiths
  • Introduction to Mathematical Physics by C.Harper
  • Light by K.G. Mazumdar
  • Advanced Textbook on Heat by P.K.Chakravarty
  • An Introduction to Mechanics by D. Kleppner and R. J. Kolenkow
  • B. Sc. Modern Physics by Sharma K N, Kalia Sameer
  • Optics by A. Ghatak
  • Text book of Sound by K.Bhattacharjee
  • Thermodynamics, Kinetic Theory and Statistical Thermodynamics by Sears and Salinger
  • Vibrations, Waves and Acoustics by D.Chattopadhyay and P.C. Rakshit
  • B. Sc. Physics by Sharma K N, Kalia Sameer
  • B. Sc. Physics General by Sarma Ratneswar
  • Basic Physics by Rupa
  • Classical Mechanics A modern Perspective by Barger & Olsson
  • Classical Mechanics by H. Goldstein
  • Mathematical methods for physicists by Arfken and Weber
  • Mechanics by D.S. Mathur
  • Mechanics by S. Hans, S.P. Puri
  • Optical Physics by Lipson and Lipson and Tannhauson

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Study Plan

IISc Integrated PhD Physical Sciences Entrance Exam is a highly competitive national level examination and hence only well prepared candidates can clear the exam. The aspirants have to work hard on all the topics in the syllabus. One should have a good idea about the question pattern of the exam. Various authorized reference books are available in the market which covers the entire syllabus of the exam. The candidates can prepare with the help of these books.

How and Where To Get the Results?

The result of IISc Integrated PhD Physical Sciences Entrance Exam can be obtained from the official website of Indian Institute of Science (IISc) http://admissions.iisc.ernet.in/web/IISCEntranceTestResult.aspx.

Score Validity

The score validity of IISc Integrated PhD Physical Sciences Entrance Exam will be for 1 year.



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3 Responses to “IISc Integrated Ph.D in Physical Sciences Entrance Exam 2012”

  1. 3
    deepa hegde:

    Dear sir,
    The course of integrated Ph.D in Astrophysics in your institute is theoretical or practical? Sir, i want practical because it has many placements and many advantages for research minded students…..isn’t it sir?please reply me..

  2. 2
    sumati rohilla:

    How much percentage of maths come in entrance exam

  3. 1
    sandhya rani:

    sir,tell me the correct website to get online apllication form for iisc integrated ph.d physics