IIST 2024 Cutoff : Category-Wise Cutoff

# Oct 12, 2023 by Harshita Nandal

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IIST 2024 Cutoff : Category-Wise Cutoff

IIST Cut off 2024 has been released on the official website. IIST Cut off has been released for each of the different categories. IIST cutoff is based on various factors like the number of applicants, the number of seats, the marking scheme, the previous year's cutoff trends, etc.

The allotment of seats through counselling will be carried out strictly on merit in accordance with the JEE Advanced 2023  of the candidate subject to the order of choice preference given for the seat and the availability of seat in the category.

Closing Rank of IIST UG Admission Rank 2023


B.Tech (Aerospace Engineering) close

B.Tech (Electronics and Communications)

Dual Degree

(B.Tech + Master of Science/ Master of Technology)





















As per the reservation policy of Government of India applicable to Central Educational Institutions (CEI), candidates belonging to the following categories are admitted to reserved seats based on relaxed criteria. The categories and the corresponding percentage of reservation are:

● Scheduled Castes (SC): 15% ● Scheduled Tribes (ST): 7.5% ● Other Backward Classes (OBC) belonging to Non-Creamy Layer (NCL): 27% ● Persons with Disabilities (PD): 5% (Horizontal Reservation) ● Economically Weaker Section

Beginning 2019 academic year and as per the recent directive, seats to the extent of 6 (six), 6 (six), and 2 (two) seats (10% of 140) in the branches of Aerospace Engineering, Electronics and Communication Engineering and Dual Degree, respectively, are reserved for the EWS category. The above listed categories are the ONLY reservation categories for admission to the undergraduate programmes at IIST. The seat matrix as per each category for UG admission 2023

Women Supernumerary: In order to maintain a healthy boy’s to girl’s ratio, 10% additional seats are reserved for women candidates only. The seat matrix of women supernumerary for UG admission 2023.


Candidates desirous of admission to IIST must satisfy ALL eligibility criteria detailed below.

1. Citizenship: Indian citizens are eligible to apply for admission in IIST.

2. Eligibility criterion for the Overseas Citizens of India (OCI)/Person of Indian Origin (PIO) card holders are as follows: ● Candidates who possesses OCI/PIO card can apply for the UG program. ● The selection of the candidates who possesses OCI/PIO card will be based on JEE (Advanced) 2023 Examination and the candidates will be considered only in the GENERAL category only. ● The candidates who possesses OCI/PIO card have to pay the full amount of Fee which includes onetime fee, Semester fee and Hostel and Mess fee. ● As per Govt. of India guidelines, only Indian citizens can be appointed for Govt. of India jobs. Hence, B. Tech and Dual Degree students graduating from IIST and having OCI/PIO card will not be eligible for ISRO/DOS absorption.

3. Date of Birth: Candidates belonging to General, EWS and OBC-NCL categories must have been born on or after October 1, 1998. Candidates belonging to SC/ ST and PD categories must have born on or after October 1, 1993. The date of birth as recorded in the certificate of high school/ first Board/ or its equivalent will be accepted. If the certificate does not mention the date of birth, candidate must, at the time of accepting the seat, submit an authenticated document from a competent authority indicating the same.

4. Minimum Marks Requirement in Qualifying Examination: Candidates must have secured at least 75% aggregate marks in the Class XII (or equivalent – see below for list of Qualifying Examinations) 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: ● 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)

5. Important Notes: i. For calculation of aggregate marks, if the mark awarded in a subject is not out of 100, then the mark will be scaled (up or down) to 100 so that the total aggregate mark is out of 500. ii. In case a Board awards only letter grades without providing an equivalent percentage of marks on the grade sheet, the candidate should obtain a certificate from the Board specifying the equivalent marks and submit the same at the time of admission. iii. For candidates who appeared in the Class XII (or equivalent) Board examination in 2022 but reappeared in 2023, the best of the two performances will be considered. iv. In case a Board gives aggregate marks considering both Class XI and Class XII examinations (in the 10+2 system), then only Class XII marks will be considered. v. In case a Board does not give marks scored in individual subjects but gives only the aggregate marks, then the aggregate marks given by the Board will be considered as such. vi. If a candidate passes Class XII (or equivalent) in 2022, but writes any of the required subjects (mentioned above) in 2023 for improvement or any other reason, then the aggregate percentage will be calculated by considering the best of the two performances in the required subjects. vii. For any other cases, the decision taken by the IIST Admission Committee will be considered final.

6. List of Qualifying Examinations: Any one of the following will be accepted as the Qualifying Examination:

● The final examination of the 10+2 system, conducted by any recognized central/ State Board, such as Central Board of Secondary Education, New Delhi; Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations, New Delhi; etc.

● 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.

● 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).

● H.S.C. vocational examination.

● 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. 7. Minimum Marks Requirement in JEE (Advanced) 2023 Examination Candidates should have appeared for the Joint Entrance Examination (Main)-2023 conducted by National Testing Agency (NTA), to qualify themselves to appear for the Joint Entrance Examination (Advanced) - 2023 conducted by IITs and secure the minimum prescribed marks.


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Harshita Nandal
Harshita Nandal

Harshita Nandal has worked as a Creative head in Mitrakshar, University of Delhi. She has done her Graduation from the University of Delhi in English Honours. In her free time, she prefers to play the guitar, take short walks in between work and loves to watch Korean dramas. Currently, she is an author at Educere India to fulfil the desire of her passion for writing.