As IISERs don’t publish their cutoff rank data and no coaching institute will calculate it for you, it gets really hard for a student to get information and peace of mind about whether they are going to get in or not. So here I have conducted a survey among my batchmates who graciously agreed to give me information about their ranks. I have compiled it to give an estimate about 2018’s cutoffs for IISER Pune. And no, that ain’t our library if you are wondering.
Please remember that these are estimates. I do not have the data of all students, just those who participated in the survey. Moreover, cutoffs tend to waver every year, really depends from batch to batch.
Edit: Since publishing this post, I have been receiving messages from people who have graciously pointed out errors in my estimates. These have been rectified to best of my abilities. The areas are JEE Advanced General and Reserved and KVPY SA. Please do note that these are my estimates. There could have been misunderstandings involved in the process so it’s best to take these with a pinch of salt.
*The actual lowest rank I got was 5675 but the data was questionable. Some people with around 5K said they weren’t getting through.
I only got 1 response in this case and that was a rank of 479 on the SC/ST list. A rank of 3212 on OBC list is also enough to get through in the first round.
Quite a few categories are missing but these are the ones I got data on, so sorry about that. For further information, check the IISER Admission Forum on Facebook or we are also quite active on Quora. Looking forward to seeing you guys in IISER Pune. Comment below for any other query.
Thanks to Goirik Chakrabarty for help in data analysis and to all the people who participated in this survey. Please attribute this blog if you are going to use the data for any non-commercial purpose. For commercial uses, please contact me directly.
EDIT: I do not have marks vs ranks data. Nor did I give SCB for me to have an idea of how many marks correspond to which rank range. Therefore, please don’t ask me in the comments about that. I can only refer you to Quora or the Facebook page for these. I understand that the stress you are in and that you want to get confirmation from someone, but I don’t have any such expertise. I would gladly answer questions on KVPY or JEE, which I gave and researched all about last year, but SCB escapes my capabilities.