IIST Admission Test (ISAT) 2012

Admission to the undergraduate programmes (B.Tech.) at IIST for the year 2012 will be made through an All India Admission Test (ISAT-2012). A brief information about ISAT-2012 is given below. More detailed information will be available at the ISAT 2012 website from 1st November 2011.

Schedule of ISAT-2012
The examination will be held on Saturday, 21st April 2012 between 09:00 AM to 12:00 Noon (IST)
(The schedule will remain unaltered even if the above date is declared a public holiday).

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-2012 will be conducted, for the three subjects, namely, Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics will be included in the ISAT-2012 Brochure.

How to Apply
Candidates can apply on-line only. The on-line application form is available from 10:00 AM on 1st November 2011 to 11:30 PM on 31st December 2011 at the IIST website. Candidates will be guided at this stage about how to complete the application process, remit examination fee etc.

ISAT-2012 Centres
ISAT-2012 is planned to be conducted in the following 22 cities of India:
Ahmedabad,Chandigarh,Hyderabad, Nagpur, Varanasi, Bangalore,Chennai,Jaipur,Patna,Vishakapatnam,Bhubaneswar , Dehradun,Kolkata,Port Blair, Bhopal,Delhi,Lucknow,Ranchi ,Calicut,Dispur, Mumbai,Thiruvananthapuram

Examination Fee
Students desirous of appearing in ISAT-2012 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-2012
Candidates must make sure that they satisfy all the eligibility criteria given below for appearing in ISAT-2012:

[Categories : GEN – General, OBC – Other Backward Class, SC – Scheduled Caste, ST – Scheduled Tribe, PD- Physically Disabled]

Citizenship: The candidate has to be an Indian citizen to apply for ISAT-2012.
Date of Birth: Candidates belonging to GEN and OBC categories should be born on or after 1st October 1987, while those belonging to SC, ST and PD categories should be born on or after 1st October 1982.
Minimum Percentage of Marks in Class X or equivalent examination: Candidates belonging to GEN and OBC categories must have secured at least 70% marks in aggregate in their Class X or equivalent examination, while those belonging to SC,ST and PD categories must have secured at least 60% marks in aggregate 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 Qualifying Examination (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.
Year of first appearance for final Qualifying Examination (QE) should be 2011 or 2012.
Year of attaining the required percentage of mark in QE should be 2011 or 2012 (For candidates appearing in 2012, results should be available on or before Ist July 2012)

RESERVATION OF SEATS
As per Government of India rules applicable to Central Educational Institution(CEI) candidates belonging to certain categories are admitted to seats reserved for them based on relaxed criteria. These categories are:
Scheduled Castes (SC) – 15%
Scheduled Tribes (ST) – 7.5%
Other Backward Castes (OBC) belonging to Non-Creamy Layer (NCL) – 27%
Physically Disabled(PD) candidates – 3% Horizontal reservation

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