Indian Institute of Space
Science and Technology
IIST Admission Test (ISAT-2011)
Admissions to the undergraduate programmes (B.Tech.) at
IIST for the year 2011 will be made through an All India Admission Test
(ISAT-2011). A brief information about ISAT – 2011 is given below. More
detailed information will be available at the ISAT-2011 website from
8th November 2010.
1. B.Tech. in Aerospace Engineering: It
is similar to programmes of the same title available in many reputed
Institutions in India and abroad. The programme in IIST is oriented towards
the needs of space technology, and has significant overlap with Mechanical
Engineering including Mechanical Design and Manufacturing Science and Space
Dynamics. People with B.Tech. degree in Aerospace Engineering can further
specialize in Flight Mechanics, Aerodynamics, Thermal and Propulsion,
Structure and Design, and Manufacturing Science.
2. B.Tech. in Avionics: The programme
covers what is typically covered in Electronics and Communications
programmes and in addition, provides exposure to Advanced Electronics in
digital and communication, control systems and computer systems used in
aerospace systems. People with B.Tech. degree in Avionics can later
specialize in areas like DSP, RF & Communication, Antenna, Power
Electronics, Micro Electronics, Control System etc.
3. B.Tech. in Physical Sciences: This
programme is oriented towards application of basic sciences in Space
Science, Space Technology and Space Application. The programme lays a strong
foundation in Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and gives exposure to
important applications of space technology such as Remote Sensing and GIS,
Astronomy and Astrophysics, and Earth System Sciences. People with B.Tech.
degree in Physical Science can later specialize in areas like Atmospheric
and Ocean sciences, Solid Earth Science, Astronomy and Astrophysics, Remote
Sensing & GIS, and Chemical Systems. The curriculum will have the best blend
of basic science and engineering.
The total number of seats for the undergraduate
programmes in IIST for the year 2011 is 156. The branch-wise
distribution of seats is as follows:
B.Tech. in Aerospace Engineering: 59 seats
B.Tech. in Avionics: 58 seats
B.Tech. in Physical Sciences: 39 seats
Schedule of ISAT-2011
The examination will be held on Saturday, 16th April,
2011 between 09:30 AM to 12:30 PM (IST)
(The schedule will remain unaltered even if the above date is declared a
Type of Examination
The question paper will be of objective type and will
consist of three separate sections on Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics.
The detailed syllabi based on which ISAT-2011 will be conducted, for the
three subjects, namely, Chemistry, Mathematics, and Physics will be included
in the ISAT – 2011 Brochure which will be available in ISAT-2011 webpage
from 8th November, 2010.
How to Apply
Candidates can apply on-line only. The online application
form will be available from 10:00 AM on 8th November 2010
to 11:30 PM on 31st December 2010 at the IIST website. Candidates will be
guided at this stage about how to complete the application process, remit
examination fee etc.
Cities / Towns of ISAT-2011 Centres
ISAT-2011 is planned to be conducted in the following
twenty three cities of India:
Student desirous of taking entrance test ISAT-2011
shall have to pay examination fee as under:
GEN/OBC male candidates: Rs.600
SC/ST/PD and all female candidates: Rs.300
ELIGIBILITY FOR ISAT-2011
Candidates must make sure that they satisfy all the
eligibility conditions given below for appearing in ISAT-2011:
Only Indian citizens are eligible to write ISAT-2011.
2. Date of Birth
The date of birth of candidates belonging to GEN, OBC
categories should be on or after October 1, 1986, while the date of birth of
those belonging to SC, ST and PD categories should be on or after October 1,
(The date of birth as recorded in the high school/first
Board/ Pre-University certificate/or its equivalent will be accepted).
3. Year of passing Qualifying Examination (QE)
A candidate must have passed the QE ( 10 + 2 ) for the
first time, in the calendar year 2010 or 2011. Those who are going to appear
in the QE after July 1, 2011 or expecting the results of QE later than July
1, 2011 are not eligible to apply for ISAT-2011.
4. Minimum Percentage of Marks in Class X or
Candidates belonging to GEN and OBC categories must
secure at least 70% marks in aggregate in their Class X or equivalent
examination, while, those belonging to SC, ST and PD categories must secure
at least 60% marks in aggregate in their Class X or equivalent examination.
5. Minimum Percentage of Marks in 10 + 2 or
Candidates belonging to GEN and OBC categories must
secure at least 70% marks in the aggregate in their Physics, Chemistry and
Mathematics (PCM) papers in their QE, while, those belonging to SC,ST and PD
categories must secure at least 60% marks in the aggregate in their PCM
papers in their QE.
6. RESERVATION OF SEATS
As per Government of India rules candidates belonging to certain
categories are admitted to seats reserved for them based on relaxed
These categories are:
* Scheduled Castes (SC)
* Scheduled Tribes (ST)
* Other Backward Castes (OBC) belonging to Non-Creamy Layer (NCL)
* Physically Disabled (PD) candidates.