Last updated: 26 March 2021


  • Am I eligible to join MS/ PhD program at IIT Kanpur?
  • Eligibility criteria for joining PhD program is given here. Eligiblity criteria for MS (2 year) and MS (3 year program are given here).

  • I am eligible to apply for the program how do I proceed with application.
  • Eligible candidates should have a valid score in one of the exam mentioned in previous here. IIT Kanpur (along with some other institutes) also conducts its own exam COGJET. COGJET-2021 was held on 20th of February and results have been declared. The score only has validity for one-year (COGJET scores from previous years is not valid).

  • I have applied for COGJET, do I need to separately apply for admission at IIT Kanpur
  • Yes, you need to apply separately for admission to MS/PhD program at IIT Kanpur.

  • I had appeared in COGJET-2021 and have received score card. What is the cut-off for applying at IIT Kanpur?
  • The qualifying cut-off for shortlisting candidates is decided separately by each institute and can be declared only after last date of application.

  • I have a valid COGJET score, how should I proceed with application?
  • The application portal for applying to MS/PhD program is active and can be accessed by visiting, the last date of receiving application is 15/04/2021. In your application select others as your qualifying exam along with roll number and score.

  • I missed applying for COGJET this year, however, I am still interested in joining cognitive science program at IIT Kanpur.
  • Application is also possible if you have qualified other qualifying exams such as GATE/NET (UGC/CSIR) please see the advertisement for details.

  • I have applied for MS/PhD program how should I proceed next.
  • After the last date of application, Department of cognitive science will declare a cut-off and names of shortlisted candidates. Shortlisted candidates will be asked to appear for an interview. Final selection will be made based on performance in COGJET as well as the interview. Details of these steps will be made available on the department webpage. Please keep checking the department website for updates.

  • I have a question that is not answered in the FAQ section
  • Drop a mail to along with a copy to in case of any queries about the program. In case of any technical issues send a mail to We will answer your mail in 2-3 working days.