IIST 2023 Application Form, Syllabus, Exam Dates, Pattern & Eligibility

IIST or Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology offers candidates admission into various courses in subjects of Space application, space technology, and space science. The university provides candidates Undergraduate, Postgraduate, Doctorate, and post-doctorate level. For getting admission into the course, the candidates must go through an entrance examination, in case of IIST JEE Mains and JEE Advance is required. In this article, we will discuss IIST Application Form, Syllabus, Eligibility, etc.

IIST 2023 Important Date

UG Courses

EventsExam Dates 
Online registration startsSeptember 2023
Last Date of online registrationOctober 2023
IIST admission rank list Publish dateOctober 2023
Closing date for modification of branch preferencesOctober 2023
Date of Seat allotment/ acceptance roundOctober 2023
Re-validation of registration of waiting list candidatesRe-validation I: 21st October 2023
Re-validation II: 2nd November 2023
Joining IISTNovember 2023
Spot admission notification (if required)November 2023
Spot admission registration (if required) only for remaining waitlisted candidates after the last round of seat allotmentNovember 2023
Spot admission registration- online (if required) only for remaining waitlisted candidates after the last round of seat allotmentNovember 2023
Admission ClosedNovember 2023
Commencement of classesNovember 2023
Induction programmeNovember 2023
Last date for joiningNovember 2023

PG Course

Online application releaseMay 2023
Online submission of applications closedJune 2023
Last date for payment of application feeJune 2023
List of shortlisted students for the interview  (Video Conferencing)June 2023
Interview round (For Chemistry, Earth and Space Sciences, Physics and Avionics departments)June 2023
Display of rank list for PG courses (Non- interview branches)June 2023
Display of shortlisted rank list for Chemistry, Earth and Space Sciences, Physics and Avionics departmentsJuly 2023
Date of Reporting at the InstitutionAugust 2023
Starting of Classes for all PG coursesSeptember 2023
PG Admission ClosesSeptember 2023

Courses offered through IIST Admission 2023

Undergraduate Course

Sl No.ProgramNo. of SeatsDuration
1B.Tech in Aerospace Engineering60 + 6**4 years
2B.Tech in Electronics and Communication Engineering(Avionics)60 + 6**4 years
3Dual Degree (B.Tech and Master of Science/ M.Tech)20 + 2**5 years

Postgraduate Course

Aerospace EngineeringM.Tech in Thermal and Propulsion
M.Tech in Aerodynamics and Flight Mechanics
M.Tech in Structures and Design
AvionicsM.Tech in RF and Microwave Engineering
M.Tech in Digital Signal Processing
M.Tech in VLSI and Microsystems
M.Tech in Control Systems
M.Tech in Power Electronics
MathematicsM.Tech in Machine Learning and Computing
ChemistryM.Tech in Materials Science and Technology
PhysicsM.Tech in Optical Engineering
M.Tech in Solid State Technology
Earth and Space SciencesM.Tech in Earth System Science
M.Tech  in Geoinformatics
Master of Science in Astronomy and Astrophysics

Eligibility Criteria

The following are the eligibility criteria that the candidate must have to participate in the examination, which is as follows-

Undergraduate Courses

  • Candidates must have class 12th from a recognized university with 75% or more marks in aggregate with Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics as compulsory subjects (65% for SC/ST and PWD candidates)
  • Candidates are required to have cleared JEE Mains or JEE Advance with relevant marks required by the university

Post Graduate Courses

  • Candidates must have passed B.Tech./B.E./M.S/M.Sc. or equivalent degree securing a minimum of 60% marks
  • Candidates must have a valid GATE/JEST/UGC NET score in a relevant area

IIST 2023 Registration Form

The following are the steps that you can follow to register for the IIST entrance examination-

  • The registration for IIST can be done online
  • visit the official website of the IIST-https://www.iist.ac.in/
  • Click on the Registration button followed by clicking on the signup button
  • Now, signup using mobile number, email, name, and other important details
  • Confirm your registration using an email sent to you from IIST
  • Now login to your website and click on the registration form
  • Fill the form using correct details followed by uploading the document mentioned below
  • Now payment page appears, you can pay the application fee using UPI, Credit/debit card, net banking, etc.
  • After paying the application fee, download the Payment confirmation followed by a printout of the filled application form for future use

Application Fee

The application fee for IIST is as follows-

CategoriesUG Application FeePG Application Fee
General/ OBCRs.250
ST/SC/PD and female General & OBC candidatesRs.125Rs.300
Male General /OBC candidatesRs.600

Documents Required for IIST application

  • Colored photograph
  • Signature on white background with black/ blue ink pen
  • First and last pages of passport in case nationality is not Indian
  • Mark sheets/ grade cards from class 10th onwards
  • Caste certificate for SC/ ST/ OBC-NCL candidates
  • Disability certificates for PWD candidates
  • INMO certificate issued by NBHM for B.Stat/ B.Math, if applicable
  • GATE score card for M.Tech CS/ CRS, if applicable

Reservation for IIST

The following are the reservation criteria for IIST-

Scheduled Castes (SC)15 %
Scheduled Tribes (ST)7.5 %
Other Backward Castes (OBC) – NCL27 %
Persons with Disabilities (PD)3%

IIST Selection Process

The selection process of IIST will be based on the national-level entrance examination JEE Mains and JEE Advance. The candidate must go through the entrance examination to get admission also the candidate must meet the minimum cut-off mark decided by the university. After clearing the entrance exam and meeting minimum cut-off marks. The candidate will have to go through a Personal interview which will test the candidate’s personality and knowledge about the subject.

IIST Cut-off

Cut-off mark is the minimum mark or score that is required by the candidate to take admission into the institute. The cut-off mark depends on many different factors like no of participants, availability of seats, the difficulty of the examination, etc.

IIST Merit List

The Merit List of the IIST will be released on the official website of IIST. In the merit list, all the selected candidates for their respective courses will be displayed. The candidate mentioned on the list will have to further participate in the admission session organized by the institutes. 

IIST Counselling

Counseling is organized by IIST to invite candidates who have scored more than the minimum cut-off marks in the entrance test. This is an offline meetup where you have to visit to block your seat for the course that you want to choose. At the venue, you have to present all the documents that are necessary for admission. After blocking the seat, you will be allotted a time frame to submit your fee which will confirm your seat.

Document required at counseling

The following are the document that you have to carry when visiting the counseling session-

  • 10th and 12th  Mark sheet / Equivalent Mark sheet
  • UG, PG Mark sheet and Provisional/ Degree Certificate, M.Phil. Provisional/ Degree Certificate
  • Nativity Certificate (if applicable)
  • Income Certificate (if applicable)
  • Permanent Community Certificate Card for ST, SC, SCA, MBC & DNC, BC and BCM
  • Latest Transfer Certificate
  • First Graduate Certificate and First Graduate Joint Declaration (if applicable)
  • Recent Passport Size Photographs (3 Numbers)

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