IIST 2020: Eligibility, Application Fees, Exam Dates, Cut-Off & Counselling…

IIST 2020 exam preparation
IIST 2020 exam preparation

IIST or for short Indian Institute for Space Science and Technology is an autonomous institution affiliated to ISRO. Qualified candidates can gain exposure to UG and PG courses in space technology, space sciences and space applications.

IIST offers admission on the basis of scores of national level exams for like JEE MainJEE Advance, GATE, JEST, UGC NET etc. No entrance test will be organized by the institution for admission into the courses. 

Important Dates Schedule for IIST 2020

Events Dates for UG Courses (2020) Dates for PG Courses (2020)
Online Registration Start 25th May 2020 2nd week of April 2020
Online Registration Close 12th June 2020 4th week of April 2020
Last Date of Payment of Application Fee 2nd week of June 2020 1st week of May 2020
Publication of Rank list 3rd week of June 2020 2nd week of May 2020
Interview (For PG) 1st week of June 2020
Interview Result Declaration (For PG)  — 3rd week of June 2020
Counselling Starts from July 2020 1st week of July 2020

IIST 2020 Application Form will be released through online mode. IIST 2020 UG Application form will start from 25th May 2020 for UG courses and from second week of April 2020 for PG courses.

Application Forms of IIST 2020 has been put up on the official website of IIST. Candidates are advised to follow the application process for admission to UG and PG courses listed below:

  • The application form will be available through online mode.
  • Candidates can fill their application form for UG courses from 25th May 2020 onwards.
  • The application form for PG courses will be available from second week of April 2020.
  • Candidates must fill all the correct details in the application form.
  • After submission of details, candidates will have to upload photograph and signature in the registration form.
  • Reserved categories candidates need to upload caste certificate or medical certificate in the application form.
  • Candidates have to fill their application form till 12th June 2020 for UG courses and for PG courses application can be submitted till fourth week of April 2020.
  • Candidates are advised to take a printout of the application form for further admission procedures.

IIST 2020 Application Criteria

For online registration of the application, the candidate should have access to a computer, a laser printer and Internet connection. They should also have their JEE (Main)-2014 Roll Number, JEE (Advanced)-2014 Roll Number and a valid email id.

Application Fees for IIST 2020

  • Application fee can be paid through online mode with debit/credit card /net banking/ SBI bank collect.
  • The application fee will be non-refundable in nature.

Candidates can check the fee structure for UG & PG courses from below:

For UG Courses:

Categories Application Fee
General / OBC candidates Rs. 250
Male General / OBC candidates Rs. 600
SC/ST/PWD and female candidates of General / OBC Rs. 125

For PG Courses:

Categories Application Fee
Male General and OBC candidates Rs. 600
SC/ST/PWD and Female candidates Rs. 300


Candidates must fulfil the following IIST 2020 Eligibility criteria before filling the application form:

  • Indian and NRI both candidates can apply.
  • For UG Courses, General categories candidates should be born on or after 1st October 1995.
  • SC/ST/PWD candidates should have born on or after 1st October 1990.
  • Qualification: Candidates must pass 10+2 class from recognized board.
  • Marks: Candidates must secure minimum of 75% aggregate (65% for SC/ST) in their qualifying exam.
  • Scorecard: Candidates must have a valid score card of JEE Mains and JEE Advance 2020 exam.
  • For PG Courses, minimum age limit must be 32 years for General categories candidates.
  • For SC/ST and PWD candidate age relaxation will be provided as per the government of India.
  • Candidates must pass B. Tech/ B.E. /M.S. /M.Sc. degree from any recognized university.
  • Candidates must secure minimum of 60% aggregate in their qualifying examination.
  • Candidates must have a valid score card of UGC NET/GATE/JEST exams.
  • For Ph.D. Courses, Candidates age must be 35 years.
  • Candidates must have PG degree from any recognized university.

IIST Application Dates

Candidates must check the official schedule of IIST 2020 application dates given below:

For UG Courses:

Events Dates 2020
Starting of online application 25th May 2020
Last date of application submission 12th June 2020

For PG Courses:

Events Dates 2020 (Tentative)
Starting of online application 2nd week of April
Last date of application submission 4th week of April

How to Apply for IIST 2020 Entrance Exam

  • Visit the official website.
  • Enter your email or login details.
  • Proceed for step 2.
  • Fill the details i.e. education details, personal details carefully.
  • After submission of details proceed to payment.
  • Enter the fee details in the application form.
  • You can pay fee through e-Challan and deposit to SBI bank.
  • Now you should upload the signature, photograph and other required documents in the application form.
  • You should upload the copy of Challan in JPG/PDF format.
  • Now click ‘submit’ button.
  • After submission of the application form you must take a printout of the application form for further admission procedures.    

The admit card of IIST will be available in the last week of June and those candidates who have successfully submitted their application form, can download the admit card from the official website of Indian Institute of Space & Technology.

Candidates have to download their admit card and it is important to carry it at the examination centre because without the admit card, candidates will not be allowed to enter the examination hall.

Procedure for Download of Admit Card

Following are the procedure has mentioned below to download the admit card and the candidates have to follow it.

  • First of all, candidates have to visit on the official website at https://www.iaspaper.net/iist-admit-card/.
  • Candidates have to search for the link of “IIST Admit Card 2020”
  • They have to fill out all the required details in the provided space after searching the link.
  • The IIST admit card 2020 will be displayed on the screen of the official website.
  • They have to download it the admit card in PDF format
  • It is also important to take the printout of the admit card.
  • They have to save the hard copy of the downloaded IIST admit card 2020 for further reference.

Required Details on The Admit Card

  • Name of the Candidate
  • Roll Number
  • Photograph of the Candidate
  • Signature of the Candidate
  • Venue of the Exam
  • Time & Date of the Exam.

IIST 2020 Exam Pattern

The question paper will be of objective type and will consist of three separate sections on Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics. Each answer is to be recorded on a specially designed machine-gradable Optical Response Sheet (ORS) and evaluated through Optical Mark Reader (OMR).

The student is expected to choose the correct answer and record his/her response by darkening the appropriate bubble using hard black (HB) pencils alone.

Marking more than one answer for any given question will render the response invalid. The exam duration is of 2 hours.

Each correct answer will lead to increase in the total by adding 3 marks while each incorrect answer will lead to decrease in the total by 1 mark.

IIST 2020 Rank List

Candidates will be able to check IIST admission rank list 2020 only through online mode. It will be available only for candidates those have submitted the application form successfully. For UG courses, IIST Result 2020 will be declared in the third week of June 2020.

For PG Course, it will be published in the second week of June 2020. The authority will release it for PG courses streams separately. IIST 2020 rank list will be published according to the category.

IIST 2020 Cut-Off

IIST 2020 Cut-Off will be released in June 2020. Cut off will be published through online mode. There are two types of cut off, i.e. eligibility cut off and admission cut off.

Procedure for Admission in IIST will be organized through offline mode for UG & PG courses. The counselling will be conducted on different dates for all the courses offered. As per the rank of the candidates in the respective exam, they will be called for the counselling rounds.

IIST Merit List

For B.Tech Course, IIST Merit List 2020 will be prepared on the basis of their aggregate marks secured in JEE Advanced 2020. For PG courses, candidates will be shortlisted on the basis of GATE scores for interview/written test.

In the rank list, the details about date/venues of the counselling will be published through online mode. Candidates should take a print copy of it for further procedure.

IIST Admission Rank list will be generated only for those candidates who register online for admission to IIST, Pay the registration fee and satisfy all the eligibility criteria.

After the publication of IIST Admission Rank list, the candidates will have to fill-in their choices of branch of study during June 2020.

Check your Merit List Now

Candidates should follow the given steps to check IIST Rank List 2020:

  • Visit the official website www.iist.ac.in
  • Click on the link “Admission Rank List”.
  • The result page will be displayed on the computer screen.
  • Select your course.
  • The merit list will be shown on the screen in a PDF format.
  • Keep a printout copy of it for further reference.

Qualifying Marks

Candidates, those wishing to join B.Tech course in IIST must have to appear for JEE Main 2020 exam & then appear for JEE Advanced 2020 exam. Check below, the minimum prescribed category-wise marks in JEE Advanced 2020:

Category Total Marks Qualifying Marks
GENERAL 366 73 marks in aggregate
122 6 marks in each of the three subjects (Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics)
OBC 366 65 marks in aggregate
122 5 marks in each of the three subjects (Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics)
SC/ST/PwD 366 36 marks in aggregate
122 3 marks in each of the three subjects (Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics)

Tie Break Rules

In case of same marks, the following tie-break rules will be applied such as:

  • Higher rank will be assigned to the candidate who has obtained higher marks in Mathematics.
  • If this does not break the tie, higher rank will be assigned to the candidate who secured higher marks in Physics.
  • If there is a tie even after this, higher rank will be assigned to the candidate who secured higher rank in JEE(Main)-2020 examination, in the respective category.

IIST Counselling 2020

Candidates will be called for the counselling process on the basis of the category wise rank list. IIST 2020 Counselling will be organized through offline mode.

Candidates can download their counselling call letter to appear in the counselling / interview process. It will be started from first week of June 2020 (for PG courses).

During counselling, candidates have to present their documents in person. Candidate’s documents are verified by the counselling authority.

After document verification, candidates have to give their choices of the programme as per their preferences in writing.

IIST Seat Allotment 2020

The candidates who have given the confirmed seat during the seat allocation round. The candidate has to accept the seat by performing by below-mentioned steps-

  • The candidate has to pay Rs.48400/- by the online procedure as the total fee for the 1st semester, till the last date and time.
  • The candidate has to upload the scanned photo of all the mark sheets and certificates, before the specified date/time.
  • The candidate has to report the any of the 15 specified ISRO centres before the last date and time for the verification of original certificates and mark sheets.

IIST UG Fee Structure

The below-mentioned fee structure is based on the last year fee structure. Candidate can check the fee structure details from the given table-

Category Fee
Tuition Fee Rs.20000/-
Hostel and dining charges Rs.14400/-
Establishment Charges Rs.8000/-
Student Amenity Fee Rs.4000/-
Medical Fee Rs.2000/-
Total Rs.48400/-

Note: At the time of joining the students will have to deposit the caution money, Rs. 13000/- which will be refundable (without interest) at the time of leaving the Institute.

Instructions to Candidates

1. Online application can be made through http://admission.iist.ac.in. Read instructions thoroughly before filling up of the application. To complete the application process, please check all the boxes corresponding to the declarations.

2. A login ID and password will be sent through online for the successfully completed applicants. For course registration and setting the preference for various program, re-login using the login ID. Select courses and submit, a fee registration number will be generated.

With the profile registration number and the fee registration number you can make application fee payment on the next day of submitting the application only through “SBI Collect”.

3. Short listed candidates list will be published on 14.05.2019 (For PG programmes in Aerospace Engineering, Avionics and Mathematics Departments and M.Tech. in Geoinformatics) and on 11.06.2019 (For PG programmes with interview).

Using the login ID and password, the candidate can confirm their seats through online web portal. First semester fee has to be remitted through “SBI Collect” to confirm the seat.

4. A fresh allotment list will be prepared and updated in IIST website every Tuesday and Friday at 1700 hrs, if vacancies exist. The candidate in the allotment list has to remit the stipulated fees on or before the subsequent Friday and Monday 0900hrs. (For eg: 14/05/2019 & 17/05/2019, 17/05/2019 & 20/06/2019) to confirm their candidature to the program and branch allotted.

5. If the candidate’s highest preference is allotted and if he/she fails to remit the fees in the stipulated time, then his/her candidature will be cancelled.

6. If candidate is allotted one of his/her lower preferences and he/she does not remit the fees, then the candidate will be eligible for being considered for his/her higher preference provided he/she chooses “Revalidate and Proceed” option as mentioned before.

Candidates can login to their web portal and withdraw from the allotted programmes in which they appear in the allotment list/waiting list. The order of preferences cannot be altered.


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