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About IIST Admission

IIST Admission in B.Tech and Dual Degree programme is based on JEE Main and JEE Advanced score. Only those students are eligible to apply for IIST who qualify for JEE advanced and also appear in the exam. IIST Admissions 2018 will be done on the basis of the marks secured in JEE Advanced 2018. IIST invites admission for the undergraduate, graduate, doctoral and post-doctoral levels in areas with special focus space sciences, space technology, and space applications. The brochure of the IIST is now available. The online registration for IIST has already begun from 5 June 2018. Interested candidates can apply for the B.Tech and the Dual Degree Programme until 15 June 2018.

  • IIST was established in 2007 and functions as an autonomous body under the Department of Space, Government of India. Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology is Asia’s first Space Institute and a ‘Deemed to be University’.
  • It is the first institute in the world to offer the complete range of undergraduate, postgraduate, doctoral programmes with specific focus on technology, space science and applications. 

Latest Update - The registration process of IIST has started. The candidates can fill the form by following the link below.

IIST 2018 Dates

Events Dates
 IIST Admission Brochure Release Date 25 May 2018
Online Registration for IIST admission - Started! 5 June 2018
Online Registration for IIST admission closes on 15 June 2018
(by 11:00 PM)
Last Date for Payment of Registration
Fees for B.Tech Admission
16 June 2018
Date of Publishing IIST Admission Rank List 2018 18 June 2018
IIST online choice filling 19 to 22 June 2018

 

IIST Admission after 12th: Courses Offered 

The IIST offers the B.Tech Course with specialization in following subjects

  • B.Tech. (Aerospace Engineering) 
    • It is a four-year undergraduate degree programme oriented towards the needs of space technology,
    • It has significant overlap with Mechanical Engineering, including Mechanical Design and Manufacturing Sciences, and Space Dynamics
  • B.Tech (Avionics)
    • It is a four-year undergraduate degree programme
    • It is comprising of subjects of study in Communications Engineering and Electronics programmes. In addition to the study of Advanced Electronics in Digital Communication, Control Systems and Computer Systems used in Aerospace Systems.
  • 5-Year Dual Degree (B.Tech. + M.S./M.Tech.) 
    • It is a 5-year Dual degree programme
    • leads to B.Tech. Degree in Engineering Physics and any of the following Post-Graduatedegreespecialisations: 
      • M.S. (Astronomy & Astrophysics)
      • M.S. (Earth System Science)
      • M.S. (Solid State Physics)
      • M.Tech. (Optical Engineering)

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IIST Admission Eligibility criteria

  • Citizenship: Indian Citizens and NRI can apply
  • Date of Birth/ Age: The age criteria for the different category is given below. Candidates should ensure that they fulfil the age criteria before applying.
Category Age Criteria
General/OBC Born on or after 1 October 1993
SC/ST/PWD 

Born on or after 1 October 1988.


IIST Eligibility for Qualifying Examination

The candidates need to fulfil the eligibility for qualifying examination. The candidates must ensure that they meet the eligibility criteria before applying for admission in IIST.

The candidates must have obtained the minimum qualifying marks in Class 12 or equivalent examination to get admission in IIST. The minimum qualifying marks are different for each category which is given below

Category Minimum Marks
Gen/ OBC

Minimum 75% marks in Physics, 
Chemistry, and Mathematics (PCM)

SC/ST/PD Minimum 65% marks in Physics, 
Chemistry, and Mathematics (PCM) 

 

  • The qualifying examination can be considered any one of the following mentioned below. Candidates are advised to read the below list of qualifying examination carefully.
    • The final examination of Class 12 conducted by any recognized Central/State Board, such as CBSE New Delhi or ISCE New Delhi, etc. would be considered as a qualifying examination.
    • Intermediate or two-year Pre-University examination conducted by a recognized Board/University.
    • The final exam of the two-year course at the Joint Services Wing of the National Defence Academy (NDA).
    • The candidate passed the higher secondary examination from the vocational stream.
    • Senior Secondary School Examination conducted by the National Institute of Open Schooling with a minimum of five subjects.
    • Any Public School/University/Board Examination in India or any foreign country recognized as equivalent to the 10+2 system by the AIU.
    • General Certificate of Education examination from (London / Cambridge /Sri Lanka) at the Advanced (A) level.
    • High School Certificate Examination of the Cambridge University or International Baccalaureate Diploma of the International Baccalaureate Office, Geneva.
    • In case the qualifying examination is not a public examination, the candidate must have passed at least one public (Board or Pre-University) examination at an earlier level.

The candidate desirous to take admission in B.Tech courses at IIST should have taken Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics (PCM) in Class 12 or equivalent

Marks required in JEE Main & JEE Advanced 2018 for IIST Admission


For undertaking B.Tech Programmes in IIST the candidate must appear for JEE Main 2018 conducted by Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), New Delhi to qualify themselves to appear for JEE Advanced 2018 conducted by IITs.The minimum marks to be secured by the candidate in JEE Advanced 2018 are

 Category

Minimum  Aggregate Marks Minimum Marks In Physics, Chemistry
Mathematics in JEE Advanced
General 20% 5% marks in each of the three subjects
(Physics Chemistry and Mathematics).
OBC- NCL 18% 4.5% marks in each of the three subjects
SC, ST & PD 10% 2.5 % marks in each of the three subjects

IIST Admission Application form and Admit Card

IIST admission process has started from 5 June 2018. The candidates interested in pursuing the BTech and Dual degree courses can now apply online by following the link below. The candidates should know that the application form can only be made through online mode. There is no procedure to fill the offline application. The link to fill the online application form of IIST has started. The last date to fill the application form of IIST is 15 June 2018. To fill the application form, the candidates need their JEE Main 2018 Roll Number and JEE Advanced 2018 Roll Number and valid e-mail id.

Click Here to Apply Online

IIST Application Process 2018 - Steps to be Followed

The application process has now been started. The link to apply online for IIST admission is available on this page. To apply online, the candidates are suggested to click on the given link and follow the steps given below.

  • STEP 1: Candidates have to fill in their valid JEE Main Roll Number, JEE Advanced Roll Number, Date of Birth. 
  • STEP 2: Fill the required information in Online Application Form. It is mandatory to choose any of the two designated banks (State Bank of India or Union Bank of India for examination fee payment. 
  • STEP 3: Note down the IIST Registration Number. After that print on an A4 size paper: Landscape Orientation the Bank Challan by clicking 'Get Challan' button. This challan has to be used to remit examination fee in any branch of the chosen bank, on the next working day onwards, after the date of successful completion of Online Registration. The Registration fee is non-refundable.
  • STEP 4: The candidates have to enter the Bank Transaction Details using Candidate Login link.
  • STEP 5: Scan and upload the Institute's Copy of challan using Candidate Login link.

The NRI candidates need to upload the scanned copy of the Demand Draft drawn in favour of “The Registrar, IIST” payable at Thiruvananthapuram, India. They must write their name and Registration number on the back side of the Demand Draft.

View Application Status

Once the Application Form has been filled, and all formalities have been done, candidates can check their Application status. Candidates need to enter the IIST Registration No. and Password to check the status.

Payment of IIST Application Fee

  • The payment can be made in any of the branches of State Bank of India or Union Bank of India.
  • After completion of online registration, the candidates need to make the payment on the next working day using the Bank Challan.
  • The name and registration number must be written on the back side of the Demand Draft by NRI candidates.
  • The candidates have to send the Demand Draft along with institute copy of “NRI Payment form” by post to the following address:

Chairman, Undergraduate Admissions-2018,
Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology,
Valiamala (P.O.),
Thiruvananthapuram-695547,
Kerala, India.

Submission of IIST Application Form

Candidates are suggested to check the details of the application form before the final submission because once the application process then the candidates will not be able to do any changes. The candidates do not need to send any hard copy of the duly filled in IIST Application Form to the authority. Candidates have to submit their Application Form through Online mode only. However, candidates are requested to take a print out of the duly filled in Application Form for future use.

IIST Admission Fees

Category Registration Fee
Male candidates in GEN and OBC-NCL Rs. 600 
Female candidates in GEN and OBC-NCL Rs. 300 
All SC, ST, PD candidates Rs.300 

IIST Admission Result and Counselling

IIST Admission Rank list will be generated only for those candidates who register online for admission to IIST and satisfy all the eligibility criteria. IIST Admission Rank List is based on candidates’ position in the All-India Rank list (including category rank) prepared and published by Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE). 

IIST Counselling Process 2018
IIST Counselling Process 2018 will begin from 22 May 2018 for both Common Rank List and for SC/ST/OBC/PD Rank List. The Venus of IIST counselling is Delhi, Kolkata, Bengaluru, and Ahmedabad. The candidates must keep in mind the following points:

  • The eligible candidates who fulfil all the criteria and are called for the counselling process must be physically present with all their original documents at the counselling venue with any of their parents.
  • The candidates must write their preference/choice of branch of study in their order of preference. The preference once was written cannot be changed further.
  • During the counselling process, the eligible candidates will be given the confirmed seat according to their JEE Main All India Rank 2018. Those candidates who get a confirmed seat must show their original certificates at the counselling centre. If the candidates do not get a confirmed seat according to their choice or preference, they will be given a waiting list number for heir higher preferred branch.
  • After all the available seats are filled, the remaining candidates can find their name in the wait-list which will be published in IIST official website after two days of the counselling Process.
  • At the time of wait-list seat distribution, if any candidate denies form accepting the seat offered to them in any branch of his/her preference/choice made at the time of counselling, they will not be considered further for taking admission at any branch/seat.
IIST Admission Important details

IIST B.Tech Seats Distribution

IIST has in total 140 seats for 2018-19 session combined in all the B.Tech Courses. The candidates can see the distribution of seats according to the specialization.

Specialization No. of seats
Aerospace Engineering 60
Avionics 60
Dual Degree (B.Tech. and M.S./M.Tech.) 20
Total Seats 140

 

IIST Admission 2018 - Reservation of Seats

Candidates belonging to certain categories are admitted to seats reserved based on relaxed criteria as per applicable rules of the Government of India. The categories included are:

Category 

Percentage of Reservation

SC

15%

ST

 7.5%

OBC Belonging to creamy layer

27%

PD

3

 

IIST B.Tech Admission Cut off list

The B.Tech cut-off list for the year 2018-19 has not been released yet. Once it gets declared, the table with the latest IIST B.Tech Admission cut-off list will be updated. However, the last year Rank list is given below. Candidates can check the last year cut-off list 

Opening & Closing Rank as per JEE Main Rank List

 

 2015

 

Branch Name

General

OBC-NCL

SC

ST

OR

CR

OR

CR

OR

CR

OR

CR

Aerospace Engineering

730

4906

390

1567

130

1529

664

2935

Avionics

389

10079

396

2452

722

2554

2618

6942

Dual Degree(B.Tech and M.S/M.Tech)

2825

5742

1352

3074

291

2273

1502

3460

 

 
2014

Branch Name

General

OBC-NCL

SC

ST

OR

CR

OR

CR

OR

CR

OR

CR

Aerospace Engineering

463

4039

138

1076

340

815

71

659

Avionics

454

4138

521

1706

358

1258

230

915

Dual Degree(B.Tech and M.S/M.Tech)

4172

7700

869

2025

100

968

1212

1732


2013

Branch Name

General

OBC-NCL

SC

ST

OR

CR

OR

CR

OR

CR

OR

CR

Aerospace Engineering

181

2830

63

1550

63

461

133

855

Avionics

1131

3710

691

2115

212

875

271

1655

Dual Degree(B.Tech and M.S/M.Tech)

1760

5369

875

2960

403

1039

2012

2199

 

Opening & Closing Rank as per IIST Rank List

 

2015

Branch Name

General

OBC-NCL

SC

ST

OR

CR

OR

CR

OR

CR

OR

CR

Aerospace Engineering

48

519

32

159

8

89

15

49

Avionics

20

1077

33

244

42

134

44

66

Dual Degree (B.Tech and M.S/M.Tech)

276

692

137

294

14

125

37

54

 

 2014

 

Branch Name

General

OBC
NCL

SC

ST

OR

CR

OR

CR

OR

CR

OR

CR

Aerospace Engineering

14

410

8

114

27

73

5

45

Avionics

13

429

50

181

31

113

20

59

Dual Degree (B.Tech and M.S/M.Tech)

434

868

90

213

6

84

72

94


2013

Branch Name

General

OBC-NCL

SC

ST

OR

CR

OR

CR

OR

CR

OR

CR

Aerospace Engineering

12

380

4

203

9

59

8

46

Avionics

121

524

76

276

24

121

11

90

Dual Degree (B.Tech and M.S/M.Tech)

206

826

97

381

53

146

104

111

 IIST Cut Off Rank

Financial Assistance for B.Tech Students Joining IIST- Scheme Valid from the academic years 2013-14 onward.

IIST Admission Brochure 2018 - Download Here

IIST Admission Contact

Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology
Dept.of Space, Govt.of India, 
Valiamala P.O., Thiruvananthapuram - 695 547 
Kerala, INDIA

 Office

Telephone

Fax

Email id

Public Relations Office

+91-471-2568-453

+91-471-2568-462

pro@iist.ac.in

General Administration

+91-471-2568-452

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