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Seat Matrix for Different Programmes
ProgrammeSeats Available
B.Tech. (Aerospace Engineering)60
B.Tech. (Electronics & Communication Engineering)60
Dual Degree (B.Tech. + Master of Science/Master of Technology)20


Reservation of Seats
Candidates belonging to certain categories are admitted to seats reserved based on relaxed criteria as per applicable rules of the Government of India. The categories included are
  • Scheduled Castes (SC) --- 15%
  • Scheduled Tribes (ST) --- 7.5%
  • Other Backward Castes (OBC) belonging to Non-Creamy Layer (NCL) --- 27%
  • Persons with Disabilities (PD) --- 5% (Horizontal Reservation)

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Eligibility for Admissions to Undergraduate Programmes

Candidates must make sure that they satisfy the criteria given below for applying for admission to Undergraduate Programmes in IIST.

    • Citizenship

      Only Indian citizens are eligible to apply for admission in IIST.

    • Date of Birth

      Candidates belonging to General category (GEN) and Other Backward Classes (OBC) categories must have been born on or after October 1, 1993. Candidates belonging to Scheduled Caste (SC), Scheduled Tribes (ST) and Persons with Disabilities (PD) categories must have born on or after October 1, 1988.
      The date of birth as recorded in the high school/first Board /or its equivalent will be accepted. If the certificate does not mention the date of birth, candidate must submit an authenticated document from competent authority indicating the date of birth at the time of Counselling.

    • Qualifying Examination (10+2 or Equivalent)

      Must have secured at least 75% aggregate marks in the Class XII (or equivalent) Board examination. The aggregate marks for SC, ST and PD candidates should be at least 65%. The marks scored in the following five subjects will be considered for calculating the aggregate marks criterion.

      • Physics
      • Chemistry
      • Mathematics
      • A language (if the candidate has taken more than one language, then the language with the higher marks will be considered)
      • Any subject other than the above four (the subject with the highest marks will be considered)

      The qualifying examination should be any of the following:

      • The final examination of the 10+2 system, conducted by any recognized Central/State Board, such as Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), New Delhi; Council for Indian School Certificate Examination (ISCE), New Delhi, etc., recognized by the Association of Indian Universities (AIU).
      • Intermediate or two-year Pre-University examination conducted by a recognized Board/University.
      • Final examination of the two-year course of the Joint Services Wing of the National Defence Academy.
      • Vocational Higher Secondary Examination.
      • Senior Secondary School Examination conducted by the National Institute of Open Schooling with a minimum of five subjects.
      • Any Public School/Board/University examination in India or in any foreign country recognized as equivalent to the 10+2 system by the Association of Indian Universities (AIU).
      • General Certificate Education (GCE) examination (London / Cambridge /Sri Lanka) at the Advanced (A) level.
      • High School Certificate Examination of the Cambridge University or International Baccalaureate Diploma of the International Baccalaureate Office, Geneva.
      • In case the relevant qualifying examination is not a public examination, the candidate must have passed at least one public (Board or Pre-University) examination at an earlier level.
    • Marks scored in JEE(Advanced)-2018 Examination

      Candidates who are desirous to join B.Tech. Programmes in IIST must appear for the Joint Entrance Examination (Main)-2018 conducted by Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), New Delhi to qualify themselves to appear for Joint Entrance Examination (Advanced)-2018 conducted by IITs and secure the minimum prescribed category-wise marks in JEE (Advanced)-2018 as given below

        • General Candidates (GEN): At least 20% marks in aggregate and at least 5% marks in each of the three subjects (Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics).
        • Other Backward Community – Non Creamy Layer (OBC-NCL) Candidates: At least 18% marks in aggregate and at least 4.5% marks in each of the three subjects (Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics)
        • Scheduled Caste(SC), Scheduled Tribe(ST) & Persons with Disabilities(PD) Candidates: At least 10% marks in aggregate and at least 2.5% marks in each of the three subjects (Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics).

      More details of JEE (Main) – 2018 may be viewed at
      More details of JEE (Advanced) – 2018 may be viewed at

      IMPORTANT: The candidates applying for IIST admission are advised to make sure that they have secured the above minimum prescribed subject-wise marks and aggregate marks, when the JEE (Advanced) website displays the answer keys on 29th June 2018.

      Financial Assistance

          (Please refer to Page 6 of the IIST UG Admission Brochure-2018.)


Absorption in ISRO/DoS for B.Tech and Dual Degree Students joining IIST From the academic year 2013-14 onwards:
      • DoS/ISRO shall provide job absorption in its establishments to the eligible undergraduate students of IIST, in the order of merit and only to the extent of vacancies notified for IIST absorption (generally, this notification will be made in the final year of the programme).
      • The eligibility criteria are:
        • Completion of the B.Tech. Programme in four years or the Dual Degree programme in five years
        • A minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 7.5 out of 10
        • Fully medically fit as per ISRO norms
      • DoS/ISRO does not guarantee ISRO/DoS job absorption of all eligible students. Students who are not offered absorption by ISRO/DoS are free of any financial obligations notwithstanding the DoS assistanceship that they have availed.
      • Students who are offered a job in ISRO/DOS are mandated to serve as Scientist/Engineer-‘SC’ in any ISRO/DOS centres for a minimum period of 3 years. On failing to accept the job offer, a student is liable to pay Rs.10 lakhs to IIST/DOS as per the Surety Bond (on a Rs.100/- Non-Judicial paper duly signed by the student, parent and surety) executed at the time of admission to B.Tech. and Dual degree Programmes in IIST. If absorbed, they will be posted as Scientist/Engineer-‘SC’ in any ISRO/DOS Centre. Currently, Scientist/Engineer- ‘SC’ is placed in Level 10 of the Central Government 7th pay commission Pay Matrix Table. The basic emoluments at present will be approximately Rs. 56,100/- p.m. In addition, House Rent Allowance [HRA] and Transport Allowance at the prescribed rates in force at the place of posting are applicable. The employees will be governed by the National Pension System. Other facilities are available such as medical facilities for self and dependants, Leave Travel Concession Group Insurance, etc.

Details of IIST B.Tech Admission (2017)

Opening & Closing Percentage of JEE Advanced 2017 marks.

B.Tech. ( Aerospace Engineering )
B.Tech. ( Avionics )**
Dual Degree
(B.Tech. + Master of Science/Master of Technology)

 ** This program has been renamed as B.Tech in Electronics & Communication Engineering (with specialisation in Avionics) w.e.f. 2018 admissions.