The ISAT is an annual engineering entrance exam conducted by the Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology, Thiruvananthpuram.
The idea of IIST took shape in 2007 when it was registered as a Society under the Travancore -Cochin Literary, Scientific and Charitable Societies Registration Act, 1955. Within a year of its establishment it got the status of a ‘Deemed to be University’. At present it is functioning as an autonomous body under the Department of Space, Government of India.
The exam is conducted for admission into the undergraduate course i.e. B.Tech. The courses are offered in Aerospace Engineering, Avionics and Physical Sciences.
Exam Time and Result
The exam is conducted every year in the month of April and the results are declared in May.
The candidates have to fulfill the following criteria to be able to sit in IIST.
• The students must have obtained 70% marks with Physics, Chemistry and Maths as subjects in Class 12th.
• This is 60% for SC/ST/PD candidates.
• In addition they must also have the same percentage in aggregate in class 10th i.e. 70% for general and OBC and 60% for SC/ST/PD candidates.
• All those who are appearing in class 12th boards are also eligible to sit in the exam.
• For the General and OBC candidates the maximum age limit is 24 years and 29 years for SC/ST/PD candidates.
A student can appear for only two times in consecutive years.
The exam is objective type in nature with questions from Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics. It is a three hour test. A total of 75-80 questions are asked.
Each correct answer is rewarded with three marks whereas for every wrong answer one mark is deducted.