The Candidate must possess the set eligibility criteria in order to apply for the Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology(IIST) Admission 2018. IIST does not conduct any entrance exam. It only conducts online centralized counselling. Candidates are given admission to IIST institute based on JEE Advanced score and rank. Candidates are required to go through this article before filling up the counselling application form.
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This article contains the necessary eligibility criteria for general and reserved category candidates. Candidates seeking admission to IIST institute must possess the below-mentioned eligibility criteria to sit for the counselling of IIST 2018 Admission.
Eligibility Criteria for IIST 2018
Candidates applying for admission into IIST for undergraduate B Tech and dual degree programme must meet the following eligibility criteria. Following are the main eligibility criteria related to age, citizenship, qualifying examination, qualifying marks and subject combination
|1.||Nationality||Only Indian citizens are eligible to apply for admission in IIST|
|2.||Age||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.
|3.||Academic Qualification||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.
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)
|4.||Qualifying Examination||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.
|5||JEE Advanced||Candidates should 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(i.e.73 marks out of 366) in aggregate and at least 5% marks (i.e. 6 marks out of 122) in each of the three subjects (Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics). (ii)Other Backward Community – Non creamy layer OBC candidates: At least 18% marks(i.e. 65 marks out of 366) in aggregate and at least 4.5% marks (i.e. 5 marks out of 122) in each of the three subjects (Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics).
SC, ST & PD candidates: At least 10% marks(i.e.36 marks out of 366) in aggregate and at least 2.5% marks(i.e. 3 marks out of 122) in each of the three subjects (Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics).
NOTE : The candidates applying for IIST admission 2018 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 his/her answer sheets and answer keys during May 31st to June 3rd, 2018 and the answer keys on 4th June 2018. Please note that the JEE advanced rank web page to be published on 10 th June 2018 may not contain the information about the actual subject-wise and aggregate marks. However, IIST will be publishing the category-wise list of candidates who satisfy the above JEE Advanced marks criteria by 20th June 2018 on IIST admission website.
IIST Seat Reservation 2018
As per the reservation policy of Government of India applicable to central educational institutions (CEI), a definite number of seats are reserved for the candidates belonging to categories other than general. Students claiming reservation are required to produce valid supporting documents in the prescribed format at the time of counselling in order to avail the benefit of IIST 2018 reservation of seats. Reservation of seats for IIST B Tech 2018 for different categories are as follows
|S.No||Category||Percentage of seat reserved|
|1.||Scheduled caste (SC)||15%|
|2.||Scheduled Tribe (ST)||7.5%|
|3.||Other Backward Class (OBC) with non creamy layer||27%|
|4.||Physically disabled candidates (PWD)||3% (horizontal reservation)|
Eligibility criteria for reserved category candidates are provided in the table below:
|1.||Scheduled Caste (SC) /
Scheduled Tribe (ST)
|Candidates belonging to SC/ST categories will be required to produce the original Scheduled caste/ tribe certificate issued by a competent authority in the prescribed format (APPENDIX-1, available in the information brochure) . Certificates in any other format will not be accepted. The documents (in original), must be produced at the time of Counselling, failing which their candidature will not be considered for admission. Seats remaining vacant in SC/ST categories shall be left vacant and shall NOT be filled by candidates belonging to any other category.|
|2.||Other Backward Class(OBC)||For the purpose of admission to seats under OBC-NCL category, a candidate will be considered as OBC-NCL only if he/she belongs to a caste mentioned in the Central list of OBCs and satisfies the condition of non-creamy layer as defined by the Government of India. In case any of the reserved seats in this category are not filled for want of sufficient candidates meeting the qualifying standards set by the Institute, such seats can be allotted to General candidates.
The OBC-NCL candidates seeking the benefits of reservation will be required to produce the original caste certificate issued on or after 1st June, 2017 by a competent authority in the prescribed format (APPENDIX–2, available in the official information brochure). Certificates in any other format will not be accepted. The certificate must be produced at the time of Counselling, failing which they will NOT be considered for admission in the OBC-NCL reserved category
|3.||Person with Disability||3% seats are reserved for PwD candidates. The benefit of reservation would be given only to those who have at least 40% physical impairment and required to produce original certificates issued by a district medical board/competent authority, at the time of counselling.|
Candidates must go through this article before filling up the counselling application form. Candidates are required to mention their category while filling up the application form for counselling.