IIST Admission 2023: Institute of Space Science and Technology

The Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology offers different undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral degree courses to the candidates. Interested candidates who wish to get enrolled into the institute can fill and submit their online applications. Candidates who meet the eligibility criteria can apply for the admissions from 18th June 2023 for UG course. Detailed information related to IIST Admission 2023 such as application process, important dates, eligibility criteria, selection process, etc can be found here in this article.

Latest: IIST 2023 application form for UG course has been released now.

IIST Admission 2023 Schedule

Check out the important dates related to IIST Admission 2023 below:

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For UG courses:

ActivitiesDates
Online application form release date18th June 2023
Commencement of branch filling processTo be notified
Last date for submission of online application28th June 2023
Last date for branch filling processTo be notified
Display of admission rank list29th June 2023
Allotment of seats3rd July 2023
Re-validation of registration up to round 6To be notified
Re-validation of registration up to round 11To be notified
Reporting at the institute for admissionTo be notified
Beginning of classesTo be notified

For PG courses:

ActivitiesDates
Online application form release dateTo be notified
Last date for submission of online applicationTo be notified
Display of admission rank list based on GATE score onlyTo be notified
Display of admission rank list based on GATE score and interviewTo be notified
Reporting at the institute for admissionTo be notified
Beginning of classesTo be notified
Closing of admission processTo be notified

For PhD courses:

ActivitiesExpected Dates
Online application form release dateTo be notified
Last date for submission of online applicationTo be notified
Display of list of candidates shortlisted for screening testTo be notified
Online screening test dateTo be notified
Result announcementTo be notified
Interview dateTo be notified
Display of list of provisionally selected candidatesTo be notified
Last date for submission of feeTo be notified
Reporting at the institute for admissionTo be notified

IIST Admission Eligibility Criteria 2023

The candidates must meet the eligibility requirements prescribed below for IIST Admission 2023:

Nationality:

  • Only the candidates of Indian nationality are eligible for admission to IIST.

Age limit:

CoursesAge limit
For General/ EWS/ OBC-NCL candidatesFor Female/ SC/ ST/ PD candidates
For UG coursesNot more than 25 years as on Oct 2023Not more than 30 years as on Oct 2023
For PG coursesNot more than 32 years as on June 2023Relaxation as per Govt. of India rules
For PhD coursesNot more than 35 years as on June 2023Relaxation as per Govt. of India rules

Academic qualification:

For UG courses:

  • A pass in class 12th exam with Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Language and one more subject with not less than 75% marks(65% marks for SC/ ST candidates) in aggregate of these subjects is required. A valid score in JEE Advanced exam is mandatory.

For PG courses:

  • The candidates should hold a BE/ B.Tech/ M.Sc or equivalent degree with at least 60% marks in aggregate (55% marks for SC/ ST/ PD category). A valid score in GATE/ JEST/ UGC NET/ CSIR-NET in relevant discipline is also required.

For PhD courses:

  • A ME/ M.Tech degree with a minimum of 65% marks (60% marks for OBC/ EWS category & 55% marks for SC/ ST/ PD category) is required. The candidates should have been enrolled in ME/ M.Tech course on the basis of their GATE score (no minimum cut-off score).
  • Those with an M.Sc in Engineering or equivalent from leading foreign Universities with a CGPA of not less than 8/10 or 3.6/4 are eligible even without GATE.
  • Candidates holding M.Sc degree in the relevant discipline with at least of 65% marks in aggregate (60% marks for OBC/ EWS category & 55% marks for SC/ ST/ PD category) can apply. The candidates should have been enrolled in M.Sc course on the basis of any National level eligibility test (UGC-CSIR-NET-JRF/ NBHM/ JEST (rank within the first 300)/ GATE and State Government Science and Technology Scheme).
  • Applicants with Master’s Degree in Humanities/ Management/ Social Sciences scoring no less than 65% marks (60% marks for OBC/ EWS category & 55% marks for SC/ ST/ PD category) can apply too. The candidates should have been enrolled in master’s course on the basis of any National level eligibility test like UGC-NET-JRF fellowship/ State Government Science and Technology Scheme.
  • The candidates who have been offered research fellowships by State Government Science and Technology Scheme/ DST-INSPIRE etc are eligible too given they have already cleared a National level eligibility test, such as a valid UGC-CSIR-NET Lectureship or JEST (rank within first 300) or GATE (minimum score of 500 for General category & 450 for OBC/ EWS category & 350 for SC/ ST/ PD category).

Application Form for IIST Admission 2023

The candidates will be able to submit their IIST admission application form 2023 through online mode. UG Application form can be obtained by visiting the official website of the institute www.iist.ac.in from 18th June 2023 onwards.

  • Personal and academic details related to the candidates like name, gender, date of birth, category, qualifying exam passing year, marks obtained, school/ college name etc will be asked in the form.
  • Signature and photograph of the candidates in scanned format should also be uploaded into the application form.
  • After providing all the details correctly into the application form, the candidates can submit it online.
  • Along with the form, the candidates will also be required to submit the prescribed application fee.
  • The candidates should take a printout of the duly submitted application form and keep it with them for future correspondence.

Application fee:

Candidates can pay the application fee through online mode using net banking facility/ debit card/ credit card. Category-wise application fee structure for IIST admission is provided below.

CategoryApplication fee
For UG courses
For General/ EWS/ OBC-NCL candidatesRs. 600/-
For Female/ SC/ ST/ PD candidatesRs. 300/-
For PG courses
For General/ EWS/ OBC-NCL candidatesRs. 600/- (For 1 to 3 programmes)

 

Rs. 1200/- (For 4 to 6 programmes)

For Female/ SC/ ST/ PD candidatesRs. 300/- (For 1 to 3 programmes)

 

Rs. 600/- (For 4 to 6 programmes)

For PhD courses
For General/ EWS/ OBC-NCL candidatesRs. 700/-
For Female/ SC/ ST/ PD candidatesRs. 350/-

IIST 2023 Rank List Preparation

  • For UG courses: The rank list of the candidates for undergraduate courses will be prepared on the basis of the marks obtained in the JEE Advanced exam.
  • For PG courses: The rank list of the candidates for postgraduate courses will be prepared on the basis of the marks obtained in the GATE exam.
  • For PhD courses: The rank list of the candidates for doctoral courses will be prepared on the basis of the marks obtained in the CSIR/ NET-JRF/ JEST/ GATE exam or online screening test, as applicable.

IIST Admission 2023 Process

For UG courses:

  • Candidates whose names appear in the rank list will be considered for the admission to IIST.
  • Seats will be allocated to such candidates on the basis of their ranking in the list and choice given at the time of application process.
  • Candidates who are allotted seats should the report to the institute to complete all the formalities of admission.

For PG courses:

  • Candidates whose names appear in the rank list will be considered for the admission to IIST.
  • For M.Tech programmes in the Departments of Chemistry, Earth and Space Sciences, Physics and Avionics the candidates need to clear an interview as well to be considered for admission.
  • Seats will be allocated to such candidates on the basis of their ranking in the list and their choice.
  • Candidates who are allotted seats should the report to the institute to complete all the formalities of admission.

For PhD courses:

  • Candidates whose names appear in the rank list will be considered for the admission to IIST.
  • The candidates also candidates need to clear an interview to be considered for admission.
  • Seats will be allocated to such candidates on the basis of their ranking in the list and their choice.
  • Candidates who are allotted seats should the report to the institute to complete all the formalities of admission.

FAQs

Is there any exemption from appearing in the PhD online screening test?

Candidates with a valid CSIR/ NET-JRF or Lectureship post and those with a minimum GATE score of 500 in a Science discipline (450 for OBC/ EWS and 350 for SC/ ST/ PD categories) are exempted from appearing in the online screening test.

What formalities of admission will be carried out when reporting to the institute?

Candidates who report to the institute for admission need to complete formalities like document verification, programme fee submission, etc. Without completing these formalities, the admission of the candidate is not complete.

Do I need to send any document to the institute at the time of application?

No. There is no need to send any kind of document to the institute at the time of application. All the documents will be required at the time of admission only.

Can I apply for more than one course in IIST?

Yes. Depending on their eligibility and rules of the institute, the candidates can apply for different programmes in IIST.

How do I get the call letter for appearing in the interview round?

The call letter for appearing in the interview round can be downloaded from the official website of the institute. No call letter will be sent through post, courier, etc.

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