IIST Admission 2021: Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology, grants admission under various disciplines of the B.Tech course. The Admission of IIST 2021 is entirely on the basis of the +2 and JEE Advanced 2021 score. The admission authority will not conduct any entrance examination for the purpose of admission. Applicants can start their registration in an online mode. Candidates should go through the Eligibility Criteria of IIST B.Tech Admission before registering themselves. Only eligible aspirants will be allowed to fill the Application Form.

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The concerned authorities of IIST Admission will publish the Merit list which will contain the names of qualified candidates of JEE advanced 2021. For these applicants, the authority will further release the Cut-off. Applicants who will have a score above this cut-off will be called to participate in the Counselling process. The counselling will be conducted in online mode and seats will be allotted to aspirants based on the merit list, preference, and availability of seats. Candidates who will be allotted a seat need to confirm the B.Tech Admission of IIST 2021. This article will solve all your queries regarding ‘How to get admission in IIST?’ So, keep on reading.

Highlights of IIST Admission 2021

The candidate can go through the table given below for having an idea regarding the IIST Admission.

Name of AdmissionIndian Institute of Space Science and Technology Admission
Also Known AsIIST Admission
Admission Conducting InstituteIndian Institute of Space Science and Technology
CategoryUndergraduate Examination
LevelInstitute Level
Criteria of AdmissionJEE Advanced 2021 Scores (No IIST Entrance Examination 2021)
Mode of ApplicationOnline
Mode of CounsellingOffline

IIST Admission Dates 2021

Applicants must keep a track of all updates on the official website in order to be acknowledged with the important dates related to IIST Admission In B.Tech. Some of these dates are illustrated in the table given below:

Availability of Official Brochure of IIST Admission1st August 2021
Commencing of Registration process and filling of Application Form
Last date for Registration and filling of Application Form
Publication of IIST Admission Rank List
Closing date for Modification of Branch Preferences
Seat Allotment/Acceptance rounds
Re-validation of registration of Waiting List Candidates
Joining IIST (online)
Spot Admissions Notification, if required(in case of vacancies)
Spot Admissions Registration, if required(applicable only for remaining wait-listed candidates after last round of seat allotment)
Spot Admissions, if required.(Online)(applicable only for remaining wait-listed candidates after last round of seat allotment)
Closing of Admission and Joining IIST
Commencement of Classes (to start in online mode)
Induction Programme (online)

Courses Offered at IIST

The institute offers various Undergraduate courses and they are mentioned below:

  • 4 years B.Tech course in Aerospace Engineering
  • 4 years B.Tech course in Electronics and Communication engineering
  • 5 years Dual Degree B.Tech and M.Sc/M.Tech course

IIST Admission Eligibility Criteria 2021

Applicants who wish for IIST Admission 2021 have to meet the prescribed Eligibility Criteria. Thus, only eligible candidates will proceed to fill an Application Form. The eligibility criteria will contain terms and conditions that are required for the Admission of IIST 2021. Candidates who fail to meet these criteria cannot apply for admission.

  • Aspirants holding citizenship of India are eligible for the admission
  • The birth date of candidates belonging to the General and OBC category must fall on or after 1st October 1994 and candidates belonging to SC, ST, and PH category must have born on or after 1st October 1989.
  • Applicants must have studied Physics, Mathematics, and Chemistry in class 12th or equivalent examination.
  • Candidates belonging to General category must have a minimum aggregate of 75% in class 12th or qualifying examination
  • Aspirants belonging to SC and ST categories must score an aggregate of 65%  in the 12th standard or equivalent exam.
  • The candidate must have qualified JEE Advanced 2021. Candidates belonging to the General category must obtain 72 marks out of 360 in JEE Advanced 2021 while OBC-NCL candidates must obtain 65 marks and SC/ST/Ph candidates must obtain 36 marks.

IIST Admission Application Form 2021

Applicants have to fill an Application form in order to apply for IIST Admission. Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology, Kerala is responsible for releasing the IIST 2021 application form. Only registered aspirants were allowed to fill the application form for B.Tech Admission of IIST 2021. The filling of an application form requires a number of steps to be followed. These steps are mentioned below:

Step 1 – Registration

For filling the application form, candidates have to first register using their date of birth JEE Main roll number.

Step 2 – Filling of Application Form

Upon successful registration, applicants have to fill the application form with personal, academic, and communication details. These details must be valid and correct.

Step 3 – Deposition of Application Fee

After filling all the details in the Application form of IIST Admission 2021, candidates need to deposit an application fee. This fee will be deposited via online mode through SBI-Collect and it will be not refunded under any circumstance.

Step 4 – Choice Filling

Aspirants also have to fill the choices of B.Tech branches and institutes as per their preference and interest. These choices must be in order or priority. The choice filling will be necessary for every individual desiring Admission of IIST 2021.

Application Fee of IIST Admission 2021

For filling the application form, candidates have to pay an application fee. This fee will be non-refundable and differs for different categories of applicants. The table below displays the category and amount that need to be paid by different categories:

CategoriesGenderApplication Fee
General and OBC candidatesMale600
General and OBC candidatesFemale300
SC, ST, and PH candidatesMale & Female300

IIST Admission Merit List/ Rank List 2021

The admission authority has published the Merit List for IIST Admission 2021. The merit list will be prepared on the basis of marks secured in JEE Advanced 2021. The list will also contain the rank obtained by an applicant. If two or more aspirants obtain the same marks then the authority will take into consideration some steps to break the tie.

  • Candidates having higher marks in Mathematics will be given preference in the Merit List.
  • If the tie still exists then candidates having higher marks in Physics will be given the preference.
  • If the tie still remains then candidates who have scored higher in JEE Main 2021 in a particular category will be given the preference.

IIST Admission Cut-off 2021

Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology, Kerala will release the Cut-off for IIST Admission 2021. This cut-off is the minimum marks required by an aspirant to be eligible for admission. Candidates who score equal to or above the released cut-off will have a higher chance of getting a B.Tech Admission of IIST 2021. The cut-off will vary according to the category of applicants and branch selected by applicants.

The table below shows the category-wise cut-off:

CategoriesMinimum Aggregate MarksIndividual marks in Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics 
General candidates20%5% marks
 OBC-NCL candidates18%4.5% marks
SC/ST/PwD candidates10%2.5% marks

IIST Admission Counselling 2021

Candidates who meet the cut-off released by the admission authority will be able to participate in the process for IIST B.Tech Counselling. The authority will also release the list of shortlisted applicants in the pdf format. During the counselling, seats will be allotted based on the availability of seats, choices filled, and rank in the merit list. Candidates have to pay fees for confirming the seats, allotted to them and they also have to select the centre for verification of documents.

IIST Admission FAQs 2021

Question- How to apply for IIST 2021?
Ans- Online.

Question- Is it better than IIT?
Ans- Doing comparison will not justify the importance of the institutes. However labs and funding are better in IIST than IIT.

Question- Is IIST is a way to ISRO?
Ans- Yes, candidates gets placed for ISRO.

Question- What is the difficulty level of the IIST entrance exam paper?
Ans- It is difficult but if you work hard, you will get through it. JEE Main rank holders as per the merit gets the direct selection in IIST

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