ISAT 2010 B.Tech Admission Test for Space Institute Programmes

Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology (IIST) , Trivandrum, Kerala, a Deemed to be University under Section 3 of the UGC Act 1956 announces admissions to the undergraduates B Tech programmes in Avionics, Aerospace Engineering and Physical Sciences.

The admissions to the Undergraduate Programmes ( B.Tech) at IIST are made through the Space Institute Admission Test (ISAT 2010). 

B.Tech Avionics: 
The programme covers what is covered in typical 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 Avionics degree can later specialize in areas like DSP, RF & Communication, Antenna, Power electronics, micro electronics, control system etc.

B.Tech 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.

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.

Schedule of ISAT-2010

The examination will be held on Friday, the April 16, 2010 as per the schedule given below:
Paper-I: 10:00 AM – 12:00 Noon (IST)
Paper-II: 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM (IST)
The schedule will remain unaltered even if the above date is declared a public holiday.

Type of Examination

There will be two question papers, each of two hours duration. Both the question papers will be of objective type and will consist of three separate sections on Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics. The detailed syllabi based on which ISAT-2010 will be conducted, for the three subjects, namely, Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics will be included in the ISAT – 2010 Brochure which will be available in ISAT-2010 webpage from 21st December, 2009.

Cities/Towns of ISAT-2010 Centres

ISAT-2010 is planned to be conducted in about thirty major cities of India. The list is given below:


Application Fee

Student desirous of taking entrance test ISAT-2010 shall have to pay application fee as under:
Male GEN/OBC candidates : Rs.500
SC/ST/PD and for all female candidates : Rs.250


Candidates must make sure that they satisfy all the eligibility conditions given below for appearing in ISAT-2010:


Candidates have to be Indian citizens to be eligible to write ISAT-2010.

Date of Birth

The date of birth of candidates belonging to GEN, OBC categories should be on or after October 1, 1985, while the date of birth of those belonging to SC, ST and PD categories should be on or after October 1, 1980.

The date of birth as recorded in the high school/first Board/ Pre-University certificate/or its equivalent will be accepted. If the certificate does not mention the date of birth, candidate must submit at the time of counseling/admission an authenticated document indicating the date of birth.

Year of passing Qualifying Examination (QE) 

A candidate must have passed the QE for the first time, in the calendar year 2009 or 2010, provided the results are available before 1 July 2010. Those who are going to appear in the QE or expecting the results of QE later than July 1, 2010 are not eligible to apply for ISAT-2010.

Minimum Percentage of Marks in Class X or equivalent examination. 

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 in their Class X or equivalent examination.

Minimum Percentage of Marks in 10 + 2 or equivalent examination

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.


As per Government of India rules candidates belonging to certain categories are admitted to seats reserved for them based on relaxed criteria. These categories are:
Scheduled Castes (SC)
Scheduled Tribes (ST)
Other Backward Castes (OBC) belonging to Non-Creamy Layer (NCL)
Physically Disabled (PD) candidates.

Benefit of reservation shall be given only to those castes/ tribes which are recognized by the Government of India and are included in the respective central list published by the Department of Personnel and Training.


Candidates can apply on-line only. The online application form will be available from 10:00 AM on 21st December 2009 to 11:30 PM on 31st January 2010 in the IIST website and the alternate link

For further information contact:
Phone: 0471 – 2564831, 0471 ? 2564832

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