IIST Admission

Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology Admission

IIST ADMISSION Basic Information

  • Application Fee:₹ 600
  • Courses:B.Tech, M.Tech
  • Streams:Engineering

IIST Admission 2023: Application form, Exam dates, Admission process.

Updated On - January 09 2023 by Akriti Maurya

IIST Admission 2023 or Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology Admission 2023 Application form will release in October 2023. The Deemed University is the Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology (IIST) examines the admission process for postgraduate, undergraduate, and post-doctoral programs. Based on the JEE (Advance) score, IIST Undergraduate Admission will be carried out. In Thiruvananthapuram, IIST is situated at Valiamala. Three undergraduate and fifteen postgraduate courses are currently offered by the institute. Qualified and interested candidates can register before the last date by filling out the application form. Candidates can know more information about IIST 2023 from this article.

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  • To take admission in IIST 2023 exam candidates will have to qualify for various entrance exams like GATE, JEE advanced, UGC NET, JEST, and much more. The candidates need to get minimum marks in these exams to qualify for this exam.
  • The candidates who are going to appear for this exam will have to fill out the application form.

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IIST Admission 2023 Status

Admission NotificationExam will be announced

IIST Admission 2023 Important Dates

Candidates can find the important dates related to the Admission process from the below table:

IIST 2023 UG Admission Dates
Starting of application formAugust 2023
Last date to submit an application form19th September 2023
Publication of rank list20th September 2023
Closing date for Modification of Branch Preferences TO be notified soon
Seat Allotment/ Acceptance rounds 27 September 2023
Spot Admissions Notification, if required30th October 2023

IIST Admission 2023 Application form

The application form for the admission to the UG and PG courses will be released soon. Candidates will enrol by filling out the online application form themselves. If the information relating to the applicant is null or wrong the candidate will be disqualified and he/she will not be able to engage in any further process. Therefore, the applicant must fill in the correct and accurate details in the application form. 

Registration Process

Candidates can go through the following points to know about the registration process

  • Applicants have to visit the official website of IIST i.e
  • Go to the link where Undergraduate Admission 2023 is notified.
  • After clicking on the link, the candidate will be redirected to the new page where the application form is mentioned.
  • Fill out the required information asked for the registration purpose, after that candidate will provide an ID and password.
  • Login from the given ID and Password, Applicants must take note of their identification number and password, as this will be necessary for the details to be further obtained.
  • After the registration is completed, the fee payment page will open for applicants to pay the registration fee using SBI-COLLECT.

IIST Admission 2023 Enrollment Fee

The payment mode for the IIST admission 2023 is available in online payment mode by using SBI COLLECT. The following table mentioned the information regarding IIST Registration Fees
Registration Fee
 General/ EWS/ OBC-NCL for male candidatesRs 600/-
 General/ EWS/ OBC-NCL for female candidatesRs 300/-
SC/ ST/ PD candidatesRs 300/-

IIST Admission 2023 Eligibility Criteria

Candidates who want admission to IIST have to go through certain eligibility criteria before applying for the IIST 2023 Admission that is mentioned below.

  • Citizenship:  Only Indian nationals are eligible to apply for IISTT entry.
  • Age Criteria:  Candidates belonging to the groups of General, EWS, and OBC-NCL must be born on or after 1 October 1995. Candidates belonging to the groups' SC/ ST and PD must have been born on or after 1 October 1990.
Note: It will consider the date of birth as documented in the High School / First Board/ certificate or its equivalent. If the date of birth is not specified in the certificate, the applicant must apply, at the time of acceptance of the seat, an authenticated document from the competent authority indicating the date of birth of the candidate. 
  • Minimum Marks Requirement in Qualifying Examination:  candidates are now required to only qualify in one of the examinations listed below. This modification is done for
    the year 2023 only. 
    • Final examination of the 10 + 2 scheme by any approved Central / State Board
    • 12th grade or two-year Pre-University examination conducted by a recognized Board/University.
    • The final assessment of the two-year course at the National Defense Academy's Joint Services Wing.
    • Senior Secondary School examination of a minimum of five subjects performed by the National Institution of Open Schooling.
    • vocational examination of H.S.C. 
    •  General Certificate Education (GCE) examination (London/ Cambridge/ Sri Lanka) at the Advanced (A) level.
    • Cambridge University High School Certificate Examination or International Baccalaureate Diploma from the International Baccalaureate Office, Geneva.
  • Marks Requirement in JEE (Advanced)–2023 Examination:
CategoryMinimum Marks
EWS/ OBC-NCLCandidate must have min 18 per cent marks in aggregate and at least 4.5%
marks in three subjects each (Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics) 
SC/ST/PDCandidate must have min 10% marks in aggregate and at least 2.5 percentage marks in  three subjects each(Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics)
GeneralCandidate must have min 20% marks in aggregate and at least 5 percentage marks in  three subjects each(Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics)

IIST Admission 2023 UG Ranklist

IIST will prepare a category wise rank list. The list of ranks will be drawn upon the basis of the aggregate marks earned by the applicant in the 2023 JEE (Advanced). If the same aggregate marks are scored by more than one candidate, tie-breaking conditions will be followed.

Tie-Breaking Criteria

The dispute between candidates securing the same aggregate marks will be resolved by applying the procedure indicated in the descending order one at a time below.

  • The nominee who has received higher marks in mathematics will be given a higher rank. 
  • The nominee who has received higher marks in Physics will be given a higher rank. 
  • The nominee who has received higher marks in JEE Main 2023 Examination will be given a higher rank. 

IIST 2023 Cut Off

IIST will release the IIST Cut Off for 2023 admission to undergraduate, post-graduate, doctoral, and post-doctoral programs. The cut-offs will be based on the ranking list and the basis of the candidate's categories. Candidates should review the cutoffs on the IIST official website following the publication of the cutoffs.

The process to check IIST 2023 Cut Off
  • The candidate needs to visit the official site of IIST.
  • Go to IIST cut off link present on the home page.
  • After that choose the category and submit by entering the captcha.
  • Now check the college wise cut off.

IIST Admission 2023 Seat Allotment 

Candidates whose names appear in the IIST Admission Rank List, at the time of registration, fill in their branch collection in order of choice for the Undergraduate and Dual Degree programs. Without branch choice, registration WILL NOT be complete.

  • Seat allocation to the three branches will be performed in the order of merit according to the preferences filled in by the candidates based on available vacancies.
  • Candidates who are comfortable with the seat allocation must choose the choice of FREEZE and proceed to confirm the acceptance of seats.
  • For their higher priorities, if any, candidates who select the FREEZE option will not be further considered. Before choosing this choice, candidates are advised to be sure.
  • Candidates who want to be considered for their higher preferences but want to confirm their allocated seat must select the SLIDE option and proceed to confirm the acceptance of the seat.

Applicants must submit scanned copies of the following documents before the specified date/time to be notified on the website.

  • Class 10th certificate for date of birth verification in it OR birth certificate.
  • Class 12th (or equivalent examination) mark sheets (for those candidates who appeared for the examination in 2020 and/or 2023).
  • Category  certificates
  • Transfer Certificate from the institute
  • Applicant’s AADHAR Card

Reservation of Seats

Candidates belonging to the following groups are admitted to reserved seats based on relaxed criteria, as per the reservation policy of the Government of India applicable to Central Educational Institutions (CEI). The groups and the corresponding reservation percentage are

CategorySeat Reservation Percentage
Scheduled Castes (SC)15%
Scheduled Tribes (ST)7.5%
Other Backward Classes (OBC) 27%
Persons with Disabilities (PD)5%

IIST Admission 2023 Highlights

The candidates can check the basic details of IIST Admission 2023 in the given below table:

IIST 2023 Basic Details
Institute NameIndian Institute of Space Science and Technology
Type of InstituteDeemed to be University
Courses OfferedUndergraduate, Postgraduate, PhD
Application ModeOnline
Selection CriteriaBased on Qualifying marks in the last examination
Official Website

About IIST

The Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology, located in Valiamala, Nedumangad, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, is a government-aided institute and a university for the study and research of space science. It is the first university in Asia to be devoted exclusively to Outer Space studies and research. The Institute is the first of its kind in the country to provide high-quality education in the fields of space science, space technology, and space applications at the undergraduate, graduate, doctoral and post-doctoral levels. The founding fathers of the Institute, Dr G Madhavan Nair and Dr B. N. Suresh, who was the first Director of the IIST, both played a very important role in the establishment of the Institute, promoting its development and contributing to its vision. From the inception of the idea to its realization in a permanent campus near Thiruvananthapuram in 2010, Dr B.N. Suresh piloted the college.

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IIST ADMISSION Important Dates

Form Date08 Oct - 20 Oct 2023 (Tentative)

Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology Admission Exam Pattern

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Form Start Date:

08 Oct 2023

Form End Date:

20 Oct 2023

The last date to submit the form was on 20 Oct 2023
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