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IIST Admission for B.Tech and Dual Degree ProgrammesIIST B.Tech Admission 2017 has begin from June 01, 2017, with online registration. The qualifiers of JEE Advanced 2017, who satisfy the eligibility criteria may now apply for IIST Admission 2017. The last date to submit registration form of IIST Admission is June 15, 2017. The IIST rank list and the counselling details will be announced on June 21, 2017, with the rank list.

Latest:- Seat Allotment/Wait-List candidates list is released. Check below.

Indian Institute of Space Sciences and Technology (IIST) only offers admission in B.Tech Avionics, Aerospace, and Dual Degree Program. If you are planning to study space science at IIST then this article will help in understanding the admission process, eligibility criteria, selection process, chances of getting admission and more details about the Admission in IIST.

Let Us Start by Knowing  IIST

Indian Institute of Space Science (IIST) was established in 2007. Even in the infant stage, the Institute gained a place among the best college in India. It is a government aided institute which is also a deemed university. It is located in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India and is completely dedicated to study and research in outer space. So, if you are planning to lead the next ISRO space mission then this is the right place to be.

Admission Criteria

Selection Process – Rank list for IIST Admission 2017 will be on basis of JEE Adv 2017 Rank. Thus, candidates should have qualified and appeared for JEE Adv 2017 and get minimum cut off so that they get considered for IIST 2017 Rank List. In addition, they must fulfill eligibility conditions laid down by Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology.

What’s new in IIST Admission 2017

Until last year, the IIST B.Tech Admission was granted on the basis JEE Main Rank and the JEE Advanced score was used as eligibility criteria. However, this year, the process has been changed and the admission will be granted on the basis of JEE Advanced 2017 AIR only.

Eligibility Criteria – The criteria for eligibility is that the candidate should:

  • Be a citizen of India.
  • Has passed 10+2 with 75% marks (65% for SC/ST/PD), with core subjects as Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, any Language, and one other course other than these.
  • Was born on or after October 01, 1992 (October 01, 1987 for SC/ST/PD).

JEE Advanced 2017 Criteria – Just qualifying JEE Advanced is not sufficient, candidates must also have cut off score.

Category Total Marks Minimum Marks to be Scored in Each Subject Minimum Marks to be Scored Overall
General 366 6 (5%) 73 (20%)
OBC 366 5 (4.5%) 65 (18%)
SC/ST/PD 366 3 (2.5) 36 (10%)

Important Dates

IIST Admission registration (application form) available online from 01.06.2017 (Thursday)
10:00 AM
Last date to apply online 15.06.2017 (Thursday)
11:00 PM
Last date to remit registration fee online through SBI Collect 16.06.2017 (Friday)
11:00 PM
IIST Admission Rank list release with details of counselling 21.06.2017 (Wednesday)
11:30 AM

Seat Allotment / Waitlist

Seat Allotment & waitlist of candidates for IIST Admission 2017 has been uploaded on the official website, which can be checked through the direct link provided below.

Counselling 2017 Registration & Admit Card

Application Form is filled as per schedule date. Candidates can fill their registration form for counselling & download their Admit Card to attend the counselling process from here. Counselling Admit Card is also known as Call Letter. The direct link to fill the registration form & download the Counselling Admit Card 2017 is given below.

Application Form 2017

Application Process – The candidates may apply for IIST 2017 admission, from the link above. First, the candidates will have to register by submitting the JEE Advanced Roll Number and Date of Birth. Only then the candidates will be able to access the application form and fill details in it.

The last step to submit the form will payment of application fee. The application fee for the IIST 2017 admission is as below:

  • Rs. 600 for Gen and OBC candidates
  • Rs. 300 for SC/ST/PD candidates
  • Rs. 300 for Female Candidates

Rank List

IIST 2017 Merit List – When the application process will end, the institute will release the rank list for the candidates. It will be prepared after considering the above mentioned factors and the AIR of candidate in JEE Advanced 2017.

If during the merit allocation, tie happens between two or more candidates then the following method will be used to break it:

  • The candidates with more marks in Mathematics will be allocated higher rank.
  • If the tie does not breaks, marks in Physics will be checked.
  • Lastly, to break the tie, marks in JEE Main 2017 will consider but category wise.


Seats Intake

Number of seats in IIST for admission 2017-18 presents a good idea for your chances of admission. 2.2 lakh candidates were allowed to appear for JEE Advanced. The number is not less but this does not mean that your chances of getting admission are small. There are only three courses in space science which the institute offers but not all the aspirants aim for the same course. Check the details on your own and know your chances of admission.

IIST 2017 Course and Seat Matrix – There are total three UG engineering courses offered by IIST. The total intake capacity is 140. Candidates may check the details from the table below:

Course Seat Matrix
B.Tech Aerospace 60
B.Tech Avionics 60
B.Tech + M.S/M.Tech (Dual Degree) 20
Total 140

Reservation of Seat

The seat reservation under IIST Admission will be as below:

  • Scheduled Castes (SC) – 15%
  • Scheduled Tribes (ST) – 7.5%
  • Other Backward Castes Non-Creamy Layer (OBC-NCL) – 27%
  • Persons with Disabilities (PD) – 3%

Opening and Closing Rank of IIST

Now that the chances of getting admission in IIST are being discussed, one should have a look at the previous year opening and closing rank. The opening rank is the highest rank which gets the admission, whereas, the closing rank is the lowest rank with which the admission ends.

Previous year opening and closing rank are as below:

Category Aerospace Engineering Avionics Dual Degree(B.Tech and M.S/M.Tech)
General 16 372 78 497 47 455
OBC-NCL 10 131 33 185 44 149
SC 20 94 01 106 33 65
ST 19 30 12 43 28 53

Note: OR is Opening Rank and CR is Closing Rank

When the merit list for IIST Admission 2017 will be released, the candidates may refer to the table above to check if they will get admission or not, if they will get then in which and more details.

For more details of IIST Admission 2017 – Download Brochure.

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