IIST Admission 2020: Application, Dates, Merit List, Allotment (Released)

IIST Admission 2020IIST Admission 2020 Seat Allotment has been released for PG coursesRank List for PG (non- interview) courses has been released 17th July 2020. List of Shortlisted Candidates for Interview (Video Conferencing) has been released for PG courses. For UG courses, the application is starting soon. It will be conducted by Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology.  IIST is an autonomous institution established under the UGC Act. This institute is affiliated to ISRO. The institution offers admission into UG and PG courses in the field of space technology, space sciences and space applications. IIST offers admission on the basis of scores of national level exams for like JEE Main, JEE Advance, GATE, JEST, UGC NET etc. No entrance test will be organized by the institution for admission into the courses. Details regarding the admission dates, application form, eligibility etc. of IIST Admission 2020 can be checked by the candidates in the provided article.

Application Form Dates Eligibility

Merit List FAQs

IIST Admission 2020 Notifications – Seat Allotment Released  

newiconIIST Admission 2020 Seat Allotment has been released for PG courses Check here for allotment details.  

newiconIIST Admission 2020 Rank List for PG (non- interview) courses has been released 17th July 2020 Check here for merit list details. 

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newiconIIST 2020 Cut Off has been released for M.Tech/ MS admissions through GATE Scores.  Check here for cut off details.

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Courses Offered

IIST admits candidates in various UG/PG courses. Some of them are listed below:

UG Courses:

  • Four-year B.Tech in Physical Sciences
  • Four-year B.Tech in Avionics
  • Four-year B.Tech in Aerospace Engineering, etc.

PG Courses:

  • M.Tech in Soft Computing & Machine Learning
  • M.Tech in RF & Microwave Engineering
  • M.Tech in Geo informatics
  • M.Tech in Optical Engineering
  • M.Tech in Machine Learning & Computing
  • M.Tech in Solid State Technology
  • M.Tech in VLSI & Microsystems
  • M.Tech in Materials Science & Technology, etc.

5-Year Dual Degree (B. Tech + M.Sc/M.Tech):

  • Master of Science (Astronomy and Astrophysics)
  • Master of Technology (Earth System Science)
  • Master of Science (Solid State Physics)
  • Master of Technology (Optical Engineering), etc.

IIST Admission 2020 Dates

IIST Admission 2020 official dates are given below for UG and PG courses offered by the institution:

For PG:

EventsDates (2020)
Online Registration Start15th May 2020
Online Registration Close8th June 2020
Last Date of Payment of Application Fee8th June 2020
Display of shortlisted candidates For interview (Video Conferencing)19th June 2020
Display of rank list for PG courses (Non- interview branches)17th July 2020
Display of shortlisted rank list PG programmes based on GATE scores and interview22nd July 2020
Date of Reporting at the Institution28th August 2020
Starting of Classes for all PG courses1st September 2020
PG Admission Closes14th September 2020

For UG:

EventsDates (2020)
Online Registration StartJuly 2020
Online Registration CloseJuly 2020
Last Date of Payment of Application FeeJuly 2020
Publication of Rank listJuly 2020
Interview (For PG)July 2020
Interview Result Declaration (For PG)July 2020
Counselling Starts fromJuly 2020

IIST Admission 2020 Application Form

Know various details of application form of IIST Admission 2020 below:

  • For PG courses, IIST 2020 Application Form has been made available online for the candidates.
  • For UG courses, candidates can apply from July 2020 and for PG courses candidates can apply from 15th May 2020.
  • Candidates have to follow various steps of application process – Registration, Filling details in the application form, uploading of images and making fee payment.
  • Candidates have to upload their scanned photograph, signature and caste certificate (if required) in the specified format.
  • Candidates are advised to take print out of both the application form and fee receipt for further process of admission.

Application Fee:

Mode of Payment: Candidates can pay their application fee debit/credit card or via net banking.

Check table below for application fee for various categories:

For PG:

CategoriesApplication Fee
Up to 3 preferences (Within or across all departments)
General/ OBC/ EWS (Male candidates)Rs.600
ST/ SC/ PD  & All Female candidatesRs.300
For 4 to max 6 preferences (Within or across all departments)
General/ OBC/ EWS (Male candidates)Rs.1200
ST/ SC/ PD  & All Female candidatesRs.600

For UG:

CategoriesApplication Fee
General/ OBCRs.250
ST/SC/PD and female General & OBC candidatesRs.125
Male General /OBC candidatesRs.600

IIST Admission 2020 Eligibility Criteria

Check IIST Admission 2020 eligibility criteria for various courses below:

For UG Courses/ Dual Degree Course:

  • Nationality: Only Indian citizens can apply for the admission.
  • Educational Qualification: Candidates must have passed Class 12th with 75% aggregate marks (for SC/ST/PD candidates 65% marks) from a recognized board/university.
  • Qualifying Subjects: Candidate must have passed with Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics
  • Age: Candidates of General and OBC category must be born on or after October 1, 1995 and candidates of SC/ST/PD must be born on after October 1, 1990.
  • JEE Score: Candidate must have appeared in JEE Advanced test and must have scored qualifying marks in aggregate as well as in each subject.

For PG Courses:

  • Nationality: Candidate must be an Indian citizen.
  • Age Limit: Applying candidate should be maximum 32 years as on 8th June 2020. Age relaxation will be given to SC/ ST/ PD category candidates as per the orders of Govt. of India. No age relaxation is provided to OBC/ women & EWS candidates.
  • Minimum Qualification: Student must possess BE/B. Tech/ M. Sc or equivalent degree as per the branch chosen by the candidate.
  • Minimum Marks: Candidates must have minimum 60% marks or CGPA 6.5 out of 10 of general category. For reserved category, minimum 55% marks or 6.0 CGPA out of 10 is required.
  • Score Card: Candidate must have valid score card of any one of GATE/JEST/UGC NET in their relevant area.

IIST Admission 2020 Merit List

IIST Admission 2020 Merit List will be declared by online mode after the completion of registration process. Candidates can check their rank with the help of registration number and password. For UG courses merit list will be declared on the website in the third week of July/ August 2020. IIST Merit list will be based on the score of JEE (Advanced).

For PG courses merit list has been declared on 19th June 2020. Merit list will be based on the national level exam score cards secured by the candidates. Candidates can download their rank card from the website.

Name of the candidates in the merit list doesn’t assure for admission. Only those candidates will get admission who will complete all the processes successfully.

FAQ’S (Frequently Asked Questions)

Answer: No, candidates can apply only through online mode.

Answer: No, there is no age relaxation for the women candidates.

Answer: Minimum of 55% marks or 6.0 CGPA out of 10 is required for admission of OBC category candidates.

Answer: If you have submitted information of registration, you cannot make changes in the information.

Answer: Yes, candidates can apply for more than one course at the time of filling application form in order of their preference.

Answer: No, candidates can pay their application fee only through online mode.

Answer: For OBC candidates, minimum 75% marks in 12th standard are required for UG admission.

Answer: If a candidate belongs to General category, he must score 20% marks in JEE advance. For OBC 18% marks are required while for SC/ST/PD 10% marks are required.

IIST Admission 2020 Seat Reservation

IIST Admission 2020 Seat Reservation will be done for the eligible candidates belonging to various categories. This relaxed criterion is as per the norms of government of India which is given below in the table:

CategoriesReserved seats (In percent)
Scheduled Tribe (ST)7.5%
Scheduled Caste (SC)15%
Other Backward Caste (OBC) belonging to Non-Creamy Layer (NCL)27%
Persons with Disability (PwD)5%

Also Check:

IIST 2020 Cut Off

IIST Admission 2020 Interview

Based on the merit list, candidates will be called for IIST Admission 2020 Interview. Interview will be conducted for PG courses only. Interview has been started from 22nd June 2020. Candidates will deal with some personal and educational questions here.

A written test for the candidates instead of interview for some courses may be conducted. The University will clarify the candidates online in the call letter which process will be conducted for which course. Candidates are advised to carry their documents for the process of interview.

IIST Admission 2020 Counselling

IIST Admission 2020 Counselling for UG will has been started for PG courses. Candidates for PG courses will be called for counselling based on the result of interview while for UG course candidates will be called based on merit list. Candidates have to download their counselling letter.

During the process of IIST counselling, candidates can choose their branch as per their choice of courses available in the university. Counselling will be held online but candidates need to visit the counselling venue for the process of counselling.

Candidates are advised to carry their original documents and a set of photocopies of originals for the process of counselling. After the successful completion of counselling, candidates will be called for the process of admission. Documents listed below are required during the counselling process:

  • Educational Certificates
  • Transfer Certificate
  • Caste certificate (if needed)
  • Score card of the national level exam
  • Admit card of the exam through which candidate is applying
  • Printed application form of IIST 2020

IIST 2020 Admission Procedure

After the successful completion of counselling, IIST 2020 Admission Procedure will start. Candidates are required to visit the university for the process of admission. Candidates will be required to submit the fee of the applied course.

In case candidates does not pay course fee within stipulated time period, then their candidature will get cancelled by the officials automatically.

If any candidate has any query regarding IIST Admission 2020, he/she can ask query in the comments section given below.

Displaying 35 Comments
  1. varshitha says:

    sir, i have completed diploma in civil engg.
    am i eligible for iist..

  2. Anitha says:

    Can I get admission in IIST with +2score.I have 98.5%in+2.

  3. Sushmita says:

    When the application form will release? I am 12 pass out

  4. Anushka Kale says:

    As IIT’s changed the eligibility criteria i.e the 12th board marks are not necessary for admission. Is IIST going to change there criteria?

  5. Diya says:

    Please explain about the counselling session for B.Tech. How it is held? What do they ask or tell in it?

  6. manya says:

    if i have the required JEE score, and not the boards aggregate, will i be able to apply?


    your site gives the information that the application for ug programme in iist will begin on 25th may.I checked the official website but the application form is not yet published.COULD YOU PLEASE VERIFY wheather it is not provided by the authority or should i do something other than that for the application.i am tensed as the application is only till june 12th according to the information provided by you.

    • Sarvgyan Team says:

      It was earlier declared that authority will release UG application form from 25th May. But it has been postponed now, don’t get panic. We will update it in our article whenever official will announce it.

  8. Pidugu Chaithanya says:

    I want to become space scientist which cource I should select?

  9. Archit Anand says:

    Sir,I scored 73% marks in 12th in Bihar Board of secondary education .Am I eligible for admission in IIST

  10. Rithika R says:

    To join IIST -After completing 12th in 2020,how many marks we need to score in jee advance2020(merit list).Can you please provide me the update ASAP.

  11. kottana pallavi says:

    how much should be gained in jee advance

  12. mayoogha says:

    sir i appeared only jee main .can i apply for iist

  13. Chockalingam says:

    Is jee exam is compulsory?
    With 12th mark can i join in this 🤔🤔

  14. JENISH says:

    Sir jee mains mark important or advanced?

  15. Chandan Maity says:

    Sir I have got overall 73% with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics .How can I apply the for IIST

  16. Savan A Chaudhari says:

    Does marks of JEE MAINS are taken into account or only JEE ADVANCED marks are valid?
    Please Reply

  17. sherin says:

    can we apply for ug courses at IIST on the basis of +2 marks

  18. setti siva says:

    i’ve gone through many articles relating to IIST
    i came to know that this time IIST is going take the candidates basing on the merit performance in IIST admission test ,but not as previous (basing on JEE MAINS,ADVANCED,UGC NET,e.t.c.,
    so i need some clarity regarding this whether IIST going to take the students basing on entrance test this year
    kindly please clarify&conclude..

  19. Santhoshi says:

    Is there any sports quota reservation seats available in iist??

  20. Roni says:

    Sir Can we get admission in IIST without any entrance exam
    On the basis of our +2 percentage.

  21. Maddisidda.S.Chattaraki says:

    application fee about general cast..

  22. Bhavish balaram.u says:

    Inspired by my cousins both retaired from isro.

  23. okay meena says:

    sir, if anyone very ill at the time of 12th exam so he got 58.8% in cbse .and he is good in study.
    can he apply for this?

  24. Dasariyenoshan says:

    Sir I interested to join in iist how can I apply sir

  25. PrajjwalPandey says:

    Sir,I belongs to UP board,Can I apply for IISF

  26. Prajjwal Pandey says:

    Sir, I belongs to UP board.
    Can I apply the form IIST.

  27. Satyanath M Bhosale says:

    Is there any quota for admission for children of defence personnel..

  28. Praveen dhanavath says:

    can’t we get admission directly through jossa ? shall we have to apply it separatly ?

  29. Amanjyoti Mullick says:

    I am verymuch interested to join IIST.

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