IIST 2024 Application Form, Exam Dates, Eligibility, Pattern and Syllabus

Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology [IIST]

IIST - Indian Institute Of Space Science And Technology

IIST is a Government-funded institution that offers both UG and PG programs relevant to Space Science, Technology, and other applications. The admission possibilities for students joining IIST 2024 are for varied streams along with their specializations. IIST admissions will be held by the Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology (IIST). This was established in 2007 by ISRO under the space department's head.  The University will conduct no individual entrance examination. Still, the admissions will be based on national level entrance exams such as JEE Advanced, JEE Main, JEST, UGC NET, GATE, etc. 

IIST 2024 is organized by the University for some UG courses such as- B-Tech in Aerospace engineering, Electronics, and Communication (4 years). Along with that, some of the PG courses are M-Tech in structure and design, thermal and propulsion, control system, optical system, solid-state technology, Geoinformatics, earth system, and science. The IIST application process is easy and affordable by the witness of National entrance exam scores.

The IIST 2024 will be processed depending on national level exams and the 12th board merit list. No specific entrance exam conducted by the University. Later once the results are out, the authority will help in getting into the desired engineering professional course at the Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology (IIST)

Name of the Institution

 Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology (IIST)

Admission Authority

 Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology (IIST)

Examination considered

National Level

Exam Mode


Course offered

UG and PG Courses

IIST 2024 Exam Date

IIST is known for getting admissions for UG and PG professional courses in the University with various specializations in the chosen stream held as per the university authority schedule. The candidates are advised to check some of the tentative dates related to this admission process. Here are some details that the students will have to keep checking to get updates on IIST 2024, which are mentioned below. IIST is usually conducted in two slots for UG and PG separately, as mentioned below.

Important Events for UG

Dates (Tentatively)

IIST Application form availability

October 2024 

Late Date to apply.

October 2024 

Release of Rank list

November 2024 

Allotment of Seat

November 2024 

Beginning of classes

December 2024 

Important Events for PG

Dates (Tentatively)

IIST Application form availability

October 2024 

Late Date to apply.

October 2024 

Late Date to apply along with a late fee.

October 2024 

Interview date

November 2024 

Interview Result

December 2024 

Beginning of classes

December 2024 


IIST 2024 Eligibility criteria

Students getting prepared to appear for IIST 2024 should know about the conducting University that initiates making important decisions in their eligibility criteria. The published standards will help the aspiring students to know if they will be qualified or have the capacity to appear for the exam before filling the online application form. Here, the candidates should realize that the application might be eliminated at any admission stage once the University committee decides that the student doesn’t fit the set criteria. 

Students must be aware of the IIST Eligibility Criteria as given below before registering themselves for admission:

General Eligibility:                                                           

  • The applicants should be citizens of India.
  • They must have a native residence certificate of the resided state and justify their local status specified by India's Government.
  • When reporting for the university's admission process, students must submit their Birth certificate and medical fitness certificate, which is used to verify their age criteria and physical capability.

Eligibility Criteria for UG Course:

Students must be under the age of 21 to apply for UG admissions. They must have passed the 10th and 12th board exams from any recognized institute with a qualifying aggregate of 75% (65%for the SC/ ST category). The students must have compulsory subjects like physics, chemistry, and mathematics. Along with that, students must have JEE Advanced 2024 merit card with minimum qualifying marks.           

Eligibility Criteria for PG Course:                                                                         

The maximum age limit for students is 32 years, and few relaxations will be given for reserved category applicants. The Candidates must have completed their UG degree B.Tech/ B.E. from any recognized University with a qualifying examination by securing a 60% (55% for reserved category candidates) aggregate. Some of the qualifying exams are GATE, UGC NET/ JEST.

IIST 2024 Application Form & fees

The IIST aspirant students will have to follow some steps before applying for IIST 2024. The application/ registration process for IIST 2024 involves a set of stages like Registration, IIST Password, procuring Enrolment ID, Filling the Application and Uploading scanned Photographs and other required Documents, Online paying of fees, etc.

Students must have an in-depth look into the details regarding IIST 2024 admission Application Form:

Step 1: Registration                                                                              

To register for IIST 2024, the students will have to provide some of the necessary details such as their name, date of birth, email-id, contact details, residence address, choice of stream, specializations, entrance exam details, etc. and lastly, press submit button.

After the submission, students have to wait until they are informed about their choice of program and stream specialization through email or SMS after which he/she will have to finish all the other steps of application.

Step 2: Uploading Documents/ Photographs     

Students applying for admissions in IIST will have to digitally upload their recent passport-size photograph and their signature per the specifications in a scanned format. The file size that needs to be submitted should be within the specified size limit in the form.

Step 3: Application Submission                                    

Once the above two steps are finished, a confirmation notification will be displayed on the screen, and the student should read it and click on ‘I accept the terms and conditions.’

The IIST 2024 application form will appear on the screen, and the aspirants will have to scrutinize all the details and try to modify them if necessary, and then click on ‘Save and Print’

It is recommended that the students take a hard copy of the application receipt after the above steps are completed. They will be given with payment ID for reference, which will be used to pay application fees.

Step 4: Payment of Fees                                                 

Application fee for IIST 2024 s will have to be paid through online mode by using debit/credit card or net banking. The application fee for IIST 2024 for both UG and PG is INR 600 for the general category and INR 300 for reserved category candidates. The amount paid once paid for the admission process application becomes non-refundable at any point in time. The payment option for IIST 2024 application fees will be live only after the form has been submitted, and the students can continue to pay the fees.

Step 5: Confirmation of IIST 2024 Application

After the payment transaction of the IIST 2024 application fee is completed, students will get an online receipt to their contact details, which show the completion of the registration process.

They will also get a confirmation mail on their registered email ID, where they will get a PDF file of the complete Application Form of IIST 2024 attached. Later, they can check their registered accounts and print out the application form.

IIST 2024 Merit List                                         

The IIST authority will release its merit list through online mode by the third week of November 2024 for UG and for PG courses in the second week of November 2024 on the website portal. Students have to log in using their credentials to check their name in the merit list under the specified category. Merit list for IIST admission will be put together based on any of the national level exams taken up by the candidate and its rank, which is further followed by 12th level marks /percentile of the students and then followed by diploma percentage/ marks.

For admissions, the IIST committee will have to prepare a merit list based on 50% weightage on 12th level /diploma and 50% weightage given to National level entrance exam scores

Cutoff Predictor

IIST cut off for admissions will be released via online mode. Students must have secured minimum cut off marks to be eligible for entry and can check the cut off marks on the official website.

Cut off margin will be released based on rank, category, performance in interview and availability of seats, etc. After releasing of cut-off marks, candidates will be called for counseling.

The reservation criteria for IIST 2024 are declared as per the specifications of the Government of India, and the seats will be reserved (apart from private institutions & 50% seats in self-financed Govt. engineering institutions).

IIST 2024 Admit Card

Admit cards are available through the online medium only. The Admit Card for session 2024 will be available on the official website of IIST in the November 2024.
The candidates must download the admit card in the PDF file and take a print. The applicants will not be allowed without the admit card and a photo identification card.

IIST 2024 Counselling & Admission

IIST Admission counseling will be held after the release of the rank list. This process will be conducted only through offline mode, and the candidates will have to report in the counseling by a person.

Counseling will be organized in multiple steps like seat allotment, document verification, etc. For PG course admissions, applicants will have to attend an interview or written test. Later verification of documents will be done, and seats will be allotted to the candidates.

Below are some of the documents listed that the candidates can check, which will be needed at the time of verification:

  • Mark sheets and certificate of qualified exams
  • Transfer certificate
  • Category certificate
  • Migration certificate
  • Medical certificate
  • Scorecard of JEE Advanced/ GATE/ UGC NET/ JEST
  • Passport size photograph, etc.

IIST 2024 Admission                                            

The admission procedure of IIST 2024 will thoroughly be carried out based on the combination of the merit list published by the authority and marks of the qualifying entrance exam. Students will have to submit their login credentials to know their seat allotment status. The selection process will also be based on the students' choices and the course.

Filling of Choice IIST 2024

  • Students can select their choices during the filling of options and dates as mentioned on the website.
  • After providing the choices on the last date of the choice filling, seat allotment will be done by the IIST Authority.
  • When the seat allotment is finalized, the student needs to report to the allotted institute or can wait for the next Counseling round for upward movement if required.
  • If a candidate appears for the particular round or last round of counseling, the counseling fee will be charged, transferred to the allotted college, and settled in the total cost.

IIST 2024 Counselling & Admission

The UG and dual-degree programs' admission will be based on the JEE Main 2024 and JEE Advanced 2024. Only those candidates who clear the cut-off set by the IIST will be eligible for admission based on merit.

Counseling will be started from the first week of July 2024 (tentative). During the counseling, candidates will be called in the order of their IIST ranks. Candidate eligibility and original documents will be checked, and if it is found ok, they will give their choice(s) of a branch and the order of preference.

The candidate will be allotted a confirmed seat for a branch where seats are available. If candidates accept the confirmed seat allotment, they will submit all their original documents with IIST on the counseling itself. Those candidates receive provisional admission; they will deposit their records at any counseling centers or IIST. If they do not submit the documents in a given time period, their entry will be automatically canceled.

List of IIST 2024 examination centres

IIST has been conducted in twenty-two cities across India. The IIST Test Centre, once allotted, will be final, and no requests for change shall be entertained.

Test Cities:-












Port Blair











IIST Contact Information

PH: +91-471-2568477 / 8478 / 8555
Fax: +91-471-2568556
Email: ugadmission2016@iist.ac.inPH: +91-471-2568477 / 8478 / 8555
Fax: +91-471-2568556
Email: ugadmission2016@iist.ac.in
Website:- www.iist.ac.in