IIST Admission 2024: Application Form, Eligibility Criteria, Important Dates, Result

The Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology (IIST) application form will be available in April 2024. Started in 2008, IIST is a self-governing body under the Department of Space (DOS). The institute offers a wide range of UG, PG, and doctoral- level courses through the IIST Admission procedure.

It is a national-level admission process for admission to various undergraduate, Postgraduate, and PhD courses in the field of engineering, science, architecture, arts, etc. The admission will be offered at the university’s campus located in Valiamala, Thiruvananthapuram. Selection will be based on GATE, JEE Advanced, JEST scores.

IIST Admission 2024 Important Dates

The admission process will be held separately for UG, PG, and PhD level courses. Candidates can check the tentative schedule for IIST admission 2024 from the table below.

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For UG Courses

Availability of information bulletinMay 2024
Release of application formJune 2024
Last date to apply for the examJuly 2024
Rank list announcementJuly 2024
Last date for changes in branch preferencesJuly 2024
Seat allotmentJuly/August 2024
Waiting list candidate’s re-validation of registrationJuly/August 2024
IIST Joining dateAugust 2024
Date of spot admission if neededAugust 2024
Spot admission registration (if needed) only for remaining waitlisted applicants after the last round of seat allotmentAugust 2024
End date for IIST admission processAugust 2024
Classes will commence fromSeptember 2024
Last date for joiningSeptember 2024

IIST PG courses

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Availability of application formApril 2024
Last date for online application submissionMay 2024
Display of shortlisted applicants for the branches which have GATE and online interviewMay 2024
Announcement of the shortlisted rank list for PG courses which is based on GATE score onlyMay 2024
Fee payment- 1st allotmentMay 2024
Interview for applicants for M.Tech in Master of Sciences in Astronomy, Earth System Science and AstrophysicsMay 2024
Announcement of the rank list for M.Tech in Master of Sciences in Astronomy, Earth System Science and AstrophysicsJune 2024
Date of reporting at the instituteJuly 2024
Commencement for PG classesJuly 2024
Last date for seat allotment – PG AdmissionAugust 2024
End date for PG AdmissionAugust 2024

IIST Eligibility Criteria 2024

Candidates should check the prescribed eligibility criteria before applying for the IIST 2024 admission process.

For UG Courses

Indian nationals/ OCI/ PIO card holders will be eligible to apply.

Candidate must have cleared 10+2 with at least 75% marks (65% for candidates belonging to reserved category) or its equivalent examination from any recognized board.

They must pass the qualifying exam with physics, mathematics, and chemistry with one language subject.

Candidates born on or after 1st October 1999 are eligible to apply. There will be an age relaxation of 5 years provided to the reserved category.

A valid JEE Advanced score is mandatory to apply for UG admission at IIST.

For PG courses

Candidates should hold a bachelor’s degree in B. E/ B.Tech/ Masters of Science with at least 60% marks (55% marks for SC/ST/PWD) or its equivalent exam from any recognized institute/ university.

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The maximum age will be 32 years as on 2nd May 2024.

Candidates must hold a valid scorecard for GATE 2024 / JEST 2024 exam.

IIST Admission Application Form 2024

The admission application form for IIST UG & PG will be released separately on the official website. Candidates should fill in all the required details in the application form correctly as no correction facility will be provided later.

Candidates should visit the online application portal link to get the form. Thereafter, choose the preferred course and start the registration process. Candidates have to provide details like name, number, email address, etc. for the registration.

Once the registration is done, candidates will be able to access the application form. Fill in the details as asked in the form accurately.

Candidates have to pay the registration fee as per their choice of course. Upload the required documents as per the given dimensions.

Candidates should take the printout of the submitted form for future reference.

IIST Application Fee 2024

CategoryApplication Fee
Male applicants from General/ OBC-NCL/ EWS categoryRs 600/-
Female applicants from General/ OBC-NCL/ EWS categoryRs 300/-
SC/ ST/ PD candidatesRs 300/-

IIST 2024 Selection Process

For UG courses

The selection of candidates for B.Tech and BTech Dual (BTech+MS/ MTech) programmes is done based on the candidates’ valid scores in JEE Advanced followed by counseling rounds.

For PG Course

Candidates should hold a valid GATE Score. The selection for PG courses is based on the marks obtained in written test and interview.

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PhD Course

Candidates should have a valid score in CSIR NET/ UGC NET/ JEST (or) GATE. Selection is based on the candidate’s marks in the written test followed by the interview.

IIST Admission 2024 Rank List

The authority will release a rank list for IIST admission online mode on its official website. It is expected that the rank list will be announced in May 2024. IIST will decide category-wise rank list based on the candidate’s scores obtained in the national level examinations i.e., JEE Advanced/ GATE/ JEST etc.

In case of a tie in aggregate marks, a higher rank will be assigned to the students who have achieved higher marks in Physics/ Mathematics/ National level exam. Candidates are advised to take the printout of the IIST Rank list for further use.

IIST Cutoff

The authority will release the IIST 2024 cutoff online after a few days of the rank announcement. The Cutoff is the minimum qualifying marks required by candidates to be eligible for the admission process.

IIST Cut off marks will be made after considering various factors such as the candidate’s rank, the number of seats available, the total number of candidates applied, previous year’s cutoff trend, etc. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to participate in counselling based on their cutoff rank.

IIST Counselling

Selected candidates will have to appear in the counselling round as per their merit rank. The process of counselling will include interview rounds, document verification, seat allotment, and admission fee payment etc.

After the seat allotment, candidates have to pay the required fee to confirm their admission. Thereafter, candidates will need to report to the institutes for completing the admission procedure. Failing to do so, the admission will be cancelled and the seat will be offered to the next candidate.

IIST Contact Details

Dean (Academics)

Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology

Valiamala, Thiruvananthapuram – Kerala

Phone number: 0471-2568477 / 478

Fax: +91-471-2568556

Email Id: [email protected], [email protected]


Does admission to IIST UG courses possible without giving JEE advance?

No, there will be no separate exam for UG admission to IIST except JEE Advanced.

Is IIST free of cost?

Education in the institute is free for those who score the prescribed GPA.

What is the average salary of IIST Student?

For the Mathematics branch, the average CTC ranges from Rs 7 LPA to Rs 11.5 LPA.

What is the minimum age bar to apply for IIST PG courses?

There will be no minimum age bar to apply for PG courses at IIST.

How many seats will be offered for IIST B.Tech admission?

60 seats with specializations in Aerospace Engineering and Avionics.

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