IIST Exam: 2019 Application, Eligibility, Syllabus & Pattern

Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology [IIST]

IIST - Indian Institute Of Space Science And Technology

Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology is a government-aided institution that offers various undergraduate, postgraduate and doctorate programmes in areas that are relevant to space science, technology and applications.

The Institution was founded in the year of 2007 by ISRO under the Department of Space, Government of India. It has high quality manpower for the Indian Space Research Organization, one of world’s leading scientific organizations engaged in space research and space applications.

IIST Exam Date

The exam dates for the UG courses are listed below:

Events

Dates (Tentative)

Online registration

first week of June 2019

Last Date of registration

third week of June 2019

Last Date for remitting registration fee

last week of June 2019

Publication of Rank List

last week of June 2019

Counselling started

first week of July 2019

The exam dates for the PG courses are listed below:

Events

Dates (Tentative)

Online registration

first week of May 2019

Last Date of registration

last week of May 2019

Display of shortlisted candidates on website

Jun 2019

Date of Written Test/Interview

last week of July 2019

Counselling started

first week of July 2019

Commencement of classes

first week of August 2019

The exam dates for Ph.D. are listed below.

  • Opening of IIST website for online submission of applications: second week of November 2018
  • Closing date for online submission of applications: first week of December 2018
  • Last Date for Payment of application fee and uploading the challan: second week of December 2018
  • Display of shortlisted candidates for Written Test/Interview: second week of December 2018
  • Date of Written Test/Interview: First week of January 2019
  • Result Displayed: second week of January 2019

IIST Eligibility criteria

  • Candidates who are looking forward for admission in IIST UG courses, must qualify their qualifying examination with PCM (Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics) as a main subject.
  • They have to secure at least 70% (60% Sc/ST/PWD) marks as an aggregate in the qualifying examination.
  • Candidates who belong to the GEN and OBC category must have been born on or after October 1, 1991. Candidates of SC, ST and PWD categories must have born on or after October 1, 1986.

Candidate has to secure minimum prescribed category-wise marks in JEE (Advanced)-2017 as given below:-

  • General Candidates: At least 20% marks in aggregate and at least 5% marks in each of the three subjects (Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics).
  • OBC (Non Creamy Layer) Candidates: At least 18% marks in aggregate and at least 4.5% marks in each of the three subjects (Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics).
  • SC/ST/PWD Candidates: At least 10% marks in aggregate and at least 2.5% marks in each of the three subjects (Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics)
  • PG Courses:- Candidates have to pass their BE/B.Tech/M.Sc/M.S. or equivalent degree in first class with an aggregate minimum of 60% marks or CGPA 6.5 out of 10. A valid score is applicable in GATE/JEST/UGC NET in relevant area for which candidate apply.

IIST Application Form & fees

The IIST application form will be available from the starting month of the June, 2018 and continue till the last week of June, 2018.Before registration, candidate must have their JEE Main 2018 or JEE Advanced 2018 roll number and a valid email id.

Application Fees:-

  • Male Candidates of General/OBC Category must pay INR 600/-.
  • Female candidates of General/OBC Category must pay INR 300/-.
  • Application Fee for all Male and Female candidates of SC/ST/PD must pay Rs.300/-

Application Fee payment mode is different for different Citizens:


For Indian Citizens : The candidates from India requesting for the application have to make the payment through Challan downloaded and printed from the IIST 2017 website.
The payment should be done after the next day of successful online registration of the application. The payment can be done in any of the branches of State Bank of India (SBI) and Union Bank of India.
It is required to upload the scanned image of Challan in PDF/JPEG format countersigned and stamped by the bank.
For NRI Citizens: The NRI candidates can make the payment for the application of IIST 2017 through the demand draft (DD). They have to upload the scanned image of the DD in the application form. NRI applicants are required to send the demand draft along with ‘NRI payment form’ through post to the following address mentioned below:
Contact Address:
Chairman, Undergraduate Admissions-2017
Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology
Valiamala (P.O.), Thiruvananthapuram – 695547
Kerala, India

IIST Syllabus & Exam Pattern

  • The question paper of IIST 2018 will consists of 120 multiple choice questions and there are 3 sections in IIST 2018 on the subjects of physics, chemistry and mathematics.
  • The exam of IIST 2018 is a pen/paper based so candidates are required to record their response in optical response sheet provided on the day of examination.
  • The duration of the exam conducted by IIST for the desirous students will be 2 hours.

Marking Schemes:

  • Three marks will be provided to the students for each right answer.
  • One mark will be deducted from the total marks scored in IIST Entrance Exam 2018 as the penalty for wrong response.
  • If the candidate darken more than one circle in order to give response then, the response will be considered invalid and no marks will be provided for that.

IIST Admit Card

Admit cards are available through the online medium only. The Admit Card for the session 2018 will be available on the official website of IIST in the last week of the June month, 2018.
The candidates are required to download the admit card in the PDF file and do take a print, the applicants will not be allowed without the admit card and a photo identification card.

IIST Results & Score Card

The rank list for UG courses will be published in the last week of June 2018 (tentative). Rank list will be based on their position in All India Rank list (including category wise).

Seat Reservation:-

7.50%

 

Category

Reservation

Scheduled Castes (SC)

15%

Scheduled Tribes (ST)

OBC-NCL

27%

Persons with Disabilities

3%

 

IIST Counselling & Admission

The admission in the UG and dual-degree programmes will be based on the JEE Main 2018 and JEE Advanced 2018. Only those candidates who clear the cut-off set by the IIST will be eligible for admission on the bases of the merit.

Counselling will be started from the first week of July 2018(tentative). During the counselling, candidate will be called in the order of their IIST ranks. Candidate eligibility and original documents will be checked and if it found ok they will give their choice(s) of branch and the order of preference.

Candidate will be allotted a confirmed seat for a branch where seats are available. If candidate accept the confirmed seat allotment, they will submit all their original documents with IIST on the day of counselling itself. Those candidates accept provisional admission; they will deposit their documents at any of the counselling centres or at IIST. If they will not submit the documents on a given time period then their admission will be automatically cancelled.

List of IIST examination centres

IIST 2018 is 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 2018:-

Ahmedabad

Dehradun

Mumbai

Bangalore

Delhi

Nagpur

Bhubaneswar

Dispur

Patna

Bhopal

Hyderabad

Port Blair

Calicut

Jaipur

Ranchi

Chandigarh

Kolkata

Thiruvanthapuram

Chennai

Lucknow

Varanasi

Vishakapatnam

IIST Contact Information

IIST
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Fax: +91-471-2568556
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Fax: +91-471-2568556
Email: ugadmission2016@iist.ac.in
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