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Indian Institute of Space Science & Technology Admission Test 2018

Candidates who are desirous to join B.Tech Programs in IIST must appear for the Joint Entrance Examination – JEE Main 2018 conducted by Central Board of Secondary Education ( CBSE ), New Delhi to qualify themselves to appear for Joint Entrance Examination JEE Advanced 2018 conducted by IITs and secure the minimum prescribed category-wise marks in JEE Advanced.

The Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology ( IIST ), a Deemed to be University and an autonomous body under Department of Space ( DOS ), was formed in 2007 and is functioning from the 100 acre campus at Valiamala The Institute now offers undergraduate BTech Programs in Aerospace Engineering, Avionics, and Physical Sciences.

ISAT Entrance Exam 2018

IIST announces admission to the following undergraduate and dual – degree programs for the academic year 2018 – 2019, to eligible Indian citizens.

Candidates who are desirous to join B.Tech Programs in IIST must appear for the Joint Entrance Examination Main 2018 conducted by Central Board of Secondary Education ( CBSE ), New Delhi to qualify themselves to appear for Joint Entrance Examination Advanced 2018 conducted by IITs and secure the minimum prescribed category-wise marks in JEE Advanced 2018 as given below :

  • General Candidates ( GEN ) : At least 20% ( i.e.73 marks out of 366 ) marks in aggregate and at least 5% ( i.e. 6 marks out of 122 ) marks in each of the three subjects ( Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics ).
  • Other Backward Community – Non Creamy Layer ( OBC-NCL ) Candidates : At least 18% ( i.e. 65 marks out of 366 ) marks in aggregate and at least 4.5% ( i.e. 5 marks out of 122 ) marks in each of the three subjects ( Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics )
  • Scheduled Caste ( SC ), Scheduled Tribe ( ST ) & Persons with Disabilities ( PD ) Candidates : At least 10% ( i.e.36 marks out of 366 ) marks in aggregate and at least 2.5% ( i.e. 3 marks out of 122 ) marks in each of the three subjects ( Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics ).

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IIST 2018 BTech Programs

IIST offers Bachelor of Technology B.Tech. Programs in three branches, namely

Undergraduate Programs

S.NoProgramsNo. of. SeatsDuration
1.B.Tech. in Aerospace Engineering604 years
2.B.Tech. in Avionics604 years
3.Dual Degree ( B.Tech. and M.S. / M.Tech. )*205 years

*In the Dual Degree programme introduced this year, students receive on successful completion of the 5-year ( 10 semesters ) program, a B.Tech. degree in Engineering Physics and a M.S. / M.Tech. degree in one of the following four streams.

  • M.S. in Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • M.S. in Solid State Physics
  • M.Tech. in Earth System Science
  • M.Tech. in Optical Engineering

There is no option to exit the program with a B.Tech degree. The students will give their preference for the M.S. / M.Tech. specializations at the end of sixth semester. They will pursue one of the four specializations based on their academic performance ( C.G.P.A ) up to the sixth semester.

IIST ISAT 2018 Reservation of Seats

As per the reservation policy of Government of India applicable to Central Educational Institutions ( CEI ), candidates belonging to certain categories are admitted to seats reserved for them based on relaxed criteria.

These categories and the corresponding percentage of reservation are as given below :

Categories included 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 ) : 3% ( Horizontal Reservation )

Benefit of reservation under SC / ST / OBC 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.

SC / ST Candidates

Candidates belonging to SC / ST categories will be required to produce the original Scheduled caste / tribe certificate issued by a competent authority in the prescribed format. Certificates in any other format will not be accepted. The documents ( in original ), must be produced at the time of Counselling, failing which their candidature will not be considered for admission. Seats remaining vacant in SC / ST categories shall be left vacant and shall NOT be filled b y candidates belonging to any other category.

OBC – NCL Candidates

For the purpose of admission to seats under OBC – NCL category, a candidate will be considered as OBC-NCL only if he / she belongs to a caste mentioned in the Central list of OBCs and satisfies the condition of non-creamy layer as defined by the Government of India. In case any of the reserved seats in this category are not filled for want of sufficient candidates meeting the qualifying standards set by the Institute, such seats can be allotted to General candidates.

The OBC – NCL candidates seeking the benefits of reservation will be required to produce the original caste certificate issued after 1st June, 2016 by a competent authority in the prescribed format. Certificates in any other format will not be accepted. The certificate must be produced at the time of Counselling, failing which they will NOT be considered for admission in the OBC – NCL reserved category.

PD Candidates

3% seats are reserved for PD candidates. The benefit of reservation would be given only to those who have at least 40% physical impairment and required to produce original certificates issued by a district medical board / competent authority at the time of counselling.

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ISAT 2018 BTech Eligibility

Candidates must make sure that they satisfy ALL the eligibility criteria described below for applying for admission to B.Tech Programs in IIST.

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

Date of Birth : Candidates belonging to General category ( GEN ) and Other Backward Classes ( OBC ) categories must have been born on or after 1st October, 1993. Candidates belonging to Scheduled Caste ( SC ), Scheduled Tribes ( ST ) and Persons with Disabilities ( PD ) categories must have born on or after 1st October, 1987.

The date of birth as recorded in the high school / first Board / or its equivalent will be accepted. If the certificate does not mention the date of birth, candidate must submit an authenticated document from competent authority indicating the date of birth at the time of Counselling.

Qualifying Examination ( 10+2 or Equivalent )

Must have secured at least 75% aggregate marks in the Class XII (or equivalent) 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 criterion

  • 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 )

The qualifying examination should be any of the following :

  • The final examination of the 10+2 system, conducted by any recognized Central / State Board, such as Central Board of Secondary Education ( CBSE ), New Delhi; Council for Indian School Certificate Examination ( ISCE ), New Delhi, etc. recognized by the Association of Indian Universities ( AIU )
  • 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.
  • Vocational Higher Secondary Examination.
  • 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 ).
  • 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.

JEE Advanced 2018 Examinations

Candidates should appear for the Joint Entrance Examination ( Main ) 2018 conducted by Central Board of Secondary Education ( CBSE ), New Delhi to qualify themselves to appear for Joint Entrance Examination ( Advanced ) 2018 conducted by IITs and secure the minimum prescribed category – wise marks in JEE ( Advanced ) 2018 as given below :

  • General Candidates ( GEN ) : At least 20% marks in aggregate ( i.e. 73 marks out of 366 ) and at least 5% marks in each ( i.e. 6 marks out of 122 ) of the three subjects ( Physics Chemistry and Mathematics )
  • Other Backward Community – Non Creamy Layer OBC ( NCL ) Candidates : At least 18% marks in aggregate ( i.e. 68 marks out of 366 ) and at least 4.5% marks ( i.e. 5 marks out of 122 ) in each of the three subjects ( Physics Chemistry and Mathematics ).
  • SC, ST & PD Candidates : At least 10% marks in aggregate ( i.e. 36 marks out of 366 ) and at least 2.5% marks ( i.e. 3 marks out of 122 ) in each of the three subjects ( Physics Chemistry and Mathematics ).

Important : The candidates applying for IIST admission are advised to make sure that they have secured the above minimum prescribed subject-wise marks and aggregate marks, when the JEE ( Advanced ) website displays his / her answer sheets ( ORS ) and answer keys during June, 2018 and the answer keys on June, 2018. Please note that the JEE Advanced rank web page ( to be published on June, 2018 ) may not contain the information about the actual subject-wise and aggregate marks. However, IIST will be publishing the category-wise list of candidates who satisfy the above JEE-Advanced marks criteria, by June, 2018 in IIST admission website.

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ISAT Application Form 2018

Online Application for Admission to B.Tech Programs in IIST 2018

For online registration of the application, the candidate should have access to a computer, a laser printer and Internet connection. They should also have their JEE ( Advanced ) 2018 Roll Number and a valid email id.

IIST 2018 Registration Fee

Candidates should register their application only through online portal and Download / Print the Challan to remit the registration fee online through SBI-COLLECT ( ) as given in the table below :

CategoryRegistration Fee
Male candidates in GEN and OBCRupee  600/- ( Six Hundred only )
Female candidates in GEN and OBCRupee 300/- ( Three Hundred only )
All SC, ST, PD candidatesRupee 300/-( Three Hundred only )

The Registration fee is non-refundable.

How to register Application online for Admission

  • Candidates are requested to read the eligibility criteria carefully before registering online for Admission. Make sure that you satisfy all the eligibility criteria.
  • Visit the online application portal, click the link for undergraduate admission 2018 and fill in all the details in the online application form as per the instructions given there.
  • After completing online registration, proceed for remitting the Registration Fee online using SBI-COLLECT ( ).

Registration/admission will be cancelled if, at a later date, it is found that the candidate does not meet one or more of the eligibility criteria.

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ISAT Exam Centres 2018

While applying, the candidates should choose any three different cities in the order of preference for writing the ISAT Admission Test 2017. While all efforts will be made to allot the IIST Test City based on the candidate’s first preference itself, in some circumstances, it may become necessary to decide the allotment based on the second or third choice.

IIST however, reserves the right to allot any other city, not opted by the candidate, as the IIST ISAT Test City for a candidate, without assigning any reason. There can be more than one examination venue within a given city here onwards called “ISAT Test Centre” and the allotment of candidates to such ISAT Test Centres of Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology will be at the discretion of IIST. The ISAT Test Centre once allotted will be final and no requests for change shall be entertained.

ISAT 2018 will be conducted in twenty two cities across India.

These cities are :

NagpurPatnaPort Blair

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ISAT 2018 Syllabus

  • ISAT Syllabus for Mathematics
  • ISAT Syllabus for Physics
  • ISAT Syllabus for Chemistry

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ISAT Physics Syllabus 2018

IIST Mechanics

Units and Measurements : The International system of units, measurement of length, mass and time, accuracy, precision of instruments and errors in measurement, significant figures, dimension of physical quantities, dimensional formulae and equations, dimensional analysis and its applications.

Motion in a Straight Line : Position, path length and displacement, average velocity and speed, instantaneous velocity and speed, acceleration, kinematic equations for uniformly accelerated motion, relative velocity.

Motion in a Plane : Scalars and vectors, multiplication of vectors by real numbers, addition and aubtraction of vectors- graphical method, resolution of vectors, vector addition – analytical method, motion in a plane, motion in a plane with constant acceleration, relative velocity in two dimensions, projectile motion, uniform circular motion.

Laws of Motion : The law of inertia, Newton’s first, second and third law of motion, conservation of momentum, equilibrium of particle, common forces in mechanics, circular motion.

Work, Power and Energy : The work energy theorem, kinetic and potential energy, work – energy theorem for variable force, the conservation of mechanical energy, Power, the potential energy of a spring, collisions.

System of Particles and Rotational Motion : Centre of mass, motion of centre of mass, linear momentum of a system of particles, vector product of two vectors, angular velocity and linear velocity relations, torque and angular momentum, equilibrium of a rigid body, Moment of Inertia, theorem of perpendicular and parallel axes, kinematics and dynamics of rotational motion about a fixed axis, angular momentum in case of rotation about a fixed axis, rolling motion.

Gravitation : Kepler’s laws, universal law of gravitation, gravitation constant, acceleration due to gravity of the earth, acceleration due to gravity below and above the surface of earth, gravitational potential energy.

Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology Electromagnetism

Electric Charges and Fields : Electric charges, conductors and insulators, basic properties of electric charge, Coulomb’s law, Force between multiple charges, electric field and flux, electric dipole, continuous charge distribution, Gauss’s law and its applications.

Electrostatic Potential and Capacitance : Electrostatic potential, potential due to a point charge and systems of charges, potential due to an electric dipole, equipotential surfaces, Potential energy in an external field, electrostatics of conductors, dielectric and polarization, capacitors and capacitance, the parallel plate capacitor, combination of capacitors, energy stored in a capacitor.

Current Electricity : Electric current, electric currents in conductors, Ohm’s law, drift of electrons and origin of resistivity, resistivity and its temperature dependence, electrical energy and power, Combination of resistors ( Series and Parallel ) , cells, emf, internal resistance, cells in series and parallel, Kirchoff’s laws, Wheatstone bridge, meter bridge, and potentiometer.

Moving Charges and Magnetism : Magnetic force, motion in a magnetic field, motion in a combined electric and magnetic fields, magnetic field due to a current element and Biot – Savart law, magnetic field on the axis of a circular current loop, Ampere’s circuital law, the solenoid and toroid, force between, two parallel currents, torque and current loop and magnetic dipole, the moving coil galvanometer.

Magnetism and Matter : The bar magnet, the earth’s magnetism, magnetic properties of materials, permanent magnets and electromagnets.

Electromagnetic Induction : Magnetic flux, Faraday’s law of induction, Lenz’s law and conservation of energy, motional electromagnetic force, energy consideration: a quantitative study, inductance and AC generator.

Alternating Current : AC Voltage applied to a resistor, an inductor, a capacitor, Ac Voltage applied to a series LCR circuit, power in AC Circuit, LC oscillations, transformers.

IIST ISAT Optics and Waves

Ray Optics and Optical Instruments : Reflection of light by spherical mirrors, refraction, total internal reflection, refraction at spherical surfaces and by lenses, refraction through a prism, dispersion by a prism, some natural phenomenon due to a sunlight, optical instruments. 

Wave Optics : Huygens Principle, Refraction and reflection of plane waves using Huygens principle, coherent and incoherent addition of waves, interference of light waves and Young’s experiment, diffraction, polarisation.

Oscillations : Periodic and oscillatory motions, simple harmonic motion and uniform circular motion, velocity and acceleration in simple harmonic motion, force and energy in simple harmonic motion, damped SHM and forced oscillations and resonance.

Waves : Transverse and longitudinal waves, displacement and speed of a travelling wave, principle of superposition of waves, reflection of waves, beats, Doppler Effect.

Dual Nature of Radiation and Matter : Photoelectric effect, wave theory of light and particle nature of light, wave nature of matter.

ISAT Properties of Matter, Thermodynamics

Mechanical Properties of Solids : Elastic behaviour of solids, stress and strain, Hooke’s law, applications of elastic behaviour of materials.

Mechanical Properties of Fluids : Pressure, streamline flow, Bernoulli’s principle, viscosity, Reynold’s number, surface tension.

Thermal Properties of Matter : Temperature and heat, measurement of temperature, Ideal – gas equation and absolute temperature, thermal expansion, specific heat capacity, calorimetry, change of state, heat transfer, Newton’s law of cooling.

Thermodynamics : Thermal equilibrium, Zeroth law of thermodynamics, heat, internal energy and work, first law of thermodynamics, specific heat capacity, thermodynamic state variables and equation of state, thermodynamic processes, heat engines, refrigerators and heat pumps, second law of thermodynamics, reversible and irreversible processes, carnot engine.

Kinetic Theory : Molecular nature of matter, behavior of gases, kinetic theory of an ideal gas, law of equipartition of energy, mean free path.

IIST Laboratory related questions

Vernier calipers, screw gauge measurements, traveling microscopes, spectrometers, meter bridges, potentiometers and Wheatstone bridge, minimum deviation measurements, refraction and reflection of light experiments etc, galvanometer, ammeter, voltmeter.

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ISAT Chemistry Syllabus 2018

IIST Inorganic Chemistry

Basic Concepts of Chemistry : Particulate nature of matter, laws of chemical combination, Dalton’s atomic theory : concept of elements, atoms and molecules. atomic and molecular masses, molecular formula, stoichiometry.

Structure of Atom : Atomic number, isotopes and isobars. different atomic models and limitations, shells and sub – shells, dual nature of matter and light, de Broglie’s relationship, Heisenberg uncertainty principle, orbitals, quantum numbers, shapes of s, p, and d orbitals, Aufbau principle, Pauli exclusion principle and Hund’s rule, electronic configuration of atoms, stability of half filled and completely filled orbitals.

Classification of Elements and Periodicity in Properties : Periodic table, periodic trends in properties of elements.

Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure : Valence electrons, ionic bond, covalent bond, bond parameters, Lewis structure, polar character of covalent bond, covalent character of ionic bond, valence bond theory, resonance, geometry of covalent molecules, VSEPR theory, hybridization involving s, p and d orbitals and shapes of some simple molecules, molecular orbital theory of homonuclear diatomic molecules.

Hydrogen : Occurrence, isotopes, preparation, properties and uses of hydrogen and its compounds.

s – Block Elements ( Group 1 and Group 2 elements ) : Electronic configuration, occurrence, anomalous properties of the first element of each group, diagonal relationship, trends in the variation of properties and in chemical reactivity, uses. preparation and properties of compounds of Na, Ca, Mg and their biological importance.

p – Block Elements : General Introduction to p – Block Elements.

Elements of Group 13, 14, 15, 16, 17 and 18 : Electronic configuration, occurrence, variation of properties, oxidation states, trends in chemical reactivity, anomalous properties of first element of the group. chemical and physical properties of boron, aluminium, carbon, silicon, nitrogen, phosphorous, oxygen, sulphur, halogens and important compounds of the elements.

d and f Block Elements : Electronic configuration, occurrence and characteristics of transition metals, general trends in properties of the first row transition metals.

General Principles and Processes of Isolation of Elements : Concentration, oxidation, reduction electrolytic method and refining; occurrence and principles of extraction of aluminium, copper, zinc and iron. 

Lanthanides : Electronic configuration, oxidation states, chemical reactivity and lanthanide contraction.

Actinides : Electronic configuration, oxidation states. Coordination compounds: Ligands, coordination number, colour, magnetic properties and shapes, IUPAC nomenclature of mononuclear coordination compounds, bonding; isomerism, importance of coordination compounds.

Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology Physical Chemistry

States of Matter : Three states of matter, intermolecular interactions, type of bonding, melting and boiling points, molecular, ionic, covalent and metallic solids, amorphous and crystalline solids, unit cell in two dimensional and three dimensional lattices, calculation of density of unit cell, packing in solids, voids, number of atoms per unit cell in a cubic unit cell, point defects, electrical and magnetic properties. Boyle’s law, Charles’ law, Gay Lussac’s law, Avogadro’s law, ideal behaviour, empirical derivation of gas equation, Avogadro’s number, ideal gas equation, deviation from ideal behaviour, liquefaction of gases, critical temperature. Liquid State.

Solutions : Types of solutions, solubility of gases in liquids, solid solutions, colligative properties – relative lowering of vapour pressure, elevation of boiling point, depression of freezing point, osmotic pressure, determination of molecular masses.

Thermodynamics : Systems, surroundings, work, heat, energy, extensive and intensive properties, state functions. first law of thermodynamics – internal energy and enthalpy, heat capacity and specific heat, measurement of ΔU and ΔH, Hess’s law of constant heat summation, enthalpy of : bond dissociation, combustion, formation, atomization, sublimation, phase transition, ionization, and dilution. entropy as a state function, free energy change for spontaneous and nonspontaneous process, equilibrium.

Equilibrium : Equilibrium in physical and chemical processes, dynamic nature of equilibrium, law of mass action, equilibrium constant, factors affecting equilibrium – Le Chatelier’s principle; ionic equilibrium – ionization of acids and bases, strong and weak electrolytes, degree of ionization, concept of pH. Hydrolysis of salts, buffer solutions, solubility product, common ion effect.

Redox Reactions : Redox reactions, oxidation number, balancing redox reactions, applications of redox reactions.

Electrochemistry : Conductance in electrolytic solutions, specific and molar conductivity variations of conductivity with concentration, Kohlrausch’s Law, electrolysis and laws of electrolysis, dry cell – electrolytic cells and Galvanic cells; lead accumulator, EMF of a cell, standard electrode potential, Nernst equation and its application to chemical cells, fuel cells; corrosion.

Chemical Kinetics : Rate of a reaction, factors affecting rates of reaction, order and molecularity of a reaction; rate law and specific rate constant, integrated rate equations and half life ( only for zero and first order reactions ); concept of collision theory.

Surface Chemistry : Physisorption and chemisorption; factors affecting adsorption of gases on solids; catalysis : homogenous and heterogeneous, activity and selectivity : enzyme catalysis; colloidal state: distinction between true solutions, colloids and suspensions, Tyndall effect, Brownian movement, electrophoresis, coagulation; emulsions – types of emulsions.

Nuclear chemistry : Radioactivity : isotopes and isobars; Properties of α, β, and γ rays; Kinetics of radioactive decay ( decay series excluded ), carbon dating; Stability of nuclei with respect to proton – neutron ratio; fission and fusion reactions.

IIST ISAT Organic Chemistry

Basic Principles and Techniques : methods of purification, qualitative and quantitative analysis, classification and IUPAC nomenclature of organic compounds. Electronic displacements in a covalent bond: inductive effect, electromeric effect, resonance and hyper conjugation. Homolytic and heterolytic fission of a covalent bond: free radicals, carbocations, carbanions; electrophiles and nucleophiles, types of organic reactions.

Hydrocarbons : Alkanes, alkenes and alkynes: nomenclature, isomerism, physical properties, methods of preparation. Conformations ( ethane only ), structure of double bond ( ethene ), geometrical isomerism, structure of triple bond ( ethyne ), chemical reactions.

Aromatic hydrocarbons : Introduction, IUPAC nomenclature; Benzene: resonance, aromaticity; chemical properties: mechanism of electrophilic substitution, influence of functional group in mono – substituted benzene.

Haloalkanes and haloarenes : Nomenclature, nature of C – X bond, physical and chemical properties, mechanism of substitution reactions, environmental effects of compounds.

Alcohols, Phenols and Ethers : Nomenclature, methods of preparation, physical and chemical properties, uses. Identification of primary, secondary and tertiary alcohols, mechanism of dehydration. Acidic nature of phenol, electrophilic substitution reactions.

Aldehydes, Ketones and Carboxylic Acids Aldehydes and Ketones : Nomenclature, nature of carbonyl group, methods of preparation, physical and chemical properties. Mechanism of nucleophilic addition, reactivity of alpha hydrogen in aldehydes, acidic nature of carboxylic acids.

Organic Compounds Containing Nitrogen : Amines, cyanides, isocyanaides and diazonium salts.

Other Topics of Importance :

Environmental Chemistry : Environmental pollution : Air, water and soil pollution, green chemistry, control of environmental pollution.

Biomolecules : Carbohydrates, proteins, vitamins, Nucleic Acids.

Polymers : Natural and synthetic polymers, methods of polymerization, copolymerization. Polymers like polythene, nylon, polyesters, bakelite, rubber.

Chemistry in Everyday Life : Chemicals in medicines, chemicals in food, cleansing agents and action.

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ISAT Mathematics Syllabus 2018

Permutations and Combinations : Fundamental principle of counting. Permutations and Combinations, derivation of formulae and their connections and simple applications.

Mathematics Induction : Principle of Mathematical Induction and its simple applications.

Binomial Theorem and its simple Applications : Binomial theorem for positive integral indices, general term and middle term, properties of Binomial coefficients and simple applications.

Sequences and Series : Arithmetic and Geometric progressions, insertion of arithmetic, geometric means between two given numbers. Relation between A.M. and G.M. Sum upto n terms of special series Σn, Σn2, Σn3. Arithmetico – Geometric sequence.

Trigonometry : Trigonometric functions. Trigonometrical identities and equations. Inverse Trigonometric functions, their properties and applications.

Complex Numbers and Quadratic Equations : Complex numbers as ordered pairs of reals. Representation of complex numbers in a plane. Argand plane and polar representation of complex numbers. Algebra of complex numbers, modulus and argument ( or amplitude ) of a complex number, square root of a complex number, triangle inequality. Quadratic equations in real and complex number system and their solutions. Relation between roots and coefficients, nature of roots, formation of quadratic equations with given roots.

Sets, Relations and Functions : Sets and their representations. Union, intersection and complement of sets and their algebraic properties. Power Set. Relation, types of relations and equivalence relation. One – one, into and onto functions and composition of functions. Real – valued functions, algebra of functions, polynomials, rational, trigonometric, logarithmic and exponential functions, inverse functions. Graphs of simple functions. Even and odd functions.

Limit, Continuity and Differentiability : Limit and continuity of a function, limit and continuity of the sum, difference, product and quotient of two functions, L’Hospital rule of evaluation of limits of functions. Differentiability of functions. Differentiation of the sum, difference, product and quotient of two functions. Differentiation of trigonometric, inverse trigonometric, logarithmic, exponential, composite and implicit functions; derivatives of order up to two. Rolle’s and Lagrange’s Mean Value Theorems. Applications of derivatives : rate of change of quantities, monotonic – increasing and decreasing functions, maxima and minima of functions of one variable, tangents and normals.

Integral Calculus : Integral as an anti – derivative. Fundamental integrals involving algebraic, trigonometric, exponential and logarithmic functions. Integration by substitution, by parts and by partial fractions. Integration using trigonometric identities. Definite Integral as limit of a sum. Fundamental Theorem of Calculus. Properties of definite integrals. Evaluation of definite integrals. Applications of the integrals: determining areas of the regions bounded by simple curves in standard form.

Differential Equations : Ordinary differential equations, their order and degree. Formation of differential equation whose general solution is given. Solution of differential equations by the method of separation of variables. Solution of homogeneous differential equations and linear first order differential equations.

Co – Ordinate Geometry : Cartesian coordinate system, distance formula, section formula, locus and its equation, translation of axes, slope of a line, parallel and perpendicular lines, intercepts of a line on the coordinate axes. Straight lines : Various forms of equations of a line, intersection of lines, angles between two lines, conditions for concurrence of three lines, distance of a point from a line, equations of internal and external bisectors of angles between two lines, coordinates of centroid, orthocentre and circumcentre of a triangle, equation of family of lines passing through the point of intersection of two lines. Circles, Conic sections : Standard equation of a circle, general form of the equation of a circle, its radius and centre, equation of a circle when the end points of a diameter are given, points of intersection of a line and a circle with the centre at the origin and condition for a line to be tangent to a circle, equation of the tangent. Sections of a cone, standard equations and properties of conic sections (parabola, ellipse and hyperbola), condition for y = mx + c to be a tangent and point (s) of tangency. 

Three Dimensional Geometry : Coordinates of a point in space, distance between two points, section formula. Direction ratios and direction cosines of a line joining two points, angle between two intersecting lines. Coplanar and Skew lines, the shortest distance between two lines. Equations of a line and a plane in different forms, intersection of a line and a plane.

Vector Algebra : Scalars and vectors, addition of vectors, components of a vector in two dimensional and three dimensional spaces, scalar and vector products scalar and vector triple product.

Matrices and Determinants : Matrices, algebra of matrices, types of matrices, elementary row and column operations. Determinant of matrices of order two and three. Properties of determinants, area of triangles using determinants. Adjoint and inverse of a square matrix. Test of consistency and solution of system of linear equations in two or three variables using inverse of a matrix.

Statistics and Probability : Measures of Dispersion : Calculation of mean, median, mode of grouped and ungrouped data. Calculation of standard deviation, variance and mean deviation for grouped and ungrouped data.

Probability : Probability of an event, addition and multiplication theorems of probability, Baye’s theorem, probability distribution of a random variable, Bernoulli trials and Binomial distribution.

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ISAT 2018 Results

ISAT Exam Date

ISAT BTech admission is based on JEE Main & JEE Advanced.

ISAT Result Date

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IIST 2018 Admission Rank List

Candidates who are desirous to join the undergraduate programmes in IIST must apply separately for admission to IIST by registering at the online application portal IIST Admission Rank list will be generated only for those candidates who have registered online for the admission to IIST and satisfying all the eligibility criteria prescribed in Section 5 of this Information Brochure

IIST Admission Rank list will be generated only for those candidates who register online for admission to IIST and satisfy all the eligibility criteria. Please note that IIST Admission Rank list will be prepared based on their aggregate marks scored in JEE ( Advanced ) 2018.

The following tie-break rule shall be applied in case of same marks :

  • Higher rank will be assigned to the candidate who has obtained higher marks in Mathematics.
  • If this does not break the tie, higher rank will be assigned to the candidate who secured higher marks in Physics.
  • If there is a tie even after this, higher rank will be assigned to the candidate who secured higher rank in JEE ( Main ) 2018 examination, in the respective category.

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ISAT 2018 Counseling & Admission Procedure

Only candidates who have applied online through the online application portal for undergraduate admission to IIST and made the payment through SBI-COLLECT before the specified dates will be considered for admission rank list to IIST. These candidates will be ranked by IIST for all categories. The IIST admission rank list and the details of date / venues for the admission counselling will be published in our web site on June, 2018.

A certain number of candidates from each category wise rank list will be asked to appear for Admission Counselling. Please note that, for admission to UG programmes of IIST, It is Mandatory to appear for admission counselling on the specified date / time. The available seats and wait-list numbers will be allotted only to those who physically appear for the counselling.

  • It is tentatively planned to conduct IIST admission counselling in five cities ( Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Kolkata, New Delhi and Thiruvanathapuram ) simultaneously, on July 2018. More details will be published in our website along with the Admission Ranklist, on June, 2018.
  • The eligible registered candidates who are desirous of getting admission in IIST have to be physically present during the counselling at any of the centres, with all the original documents /certificates and must be accompanied by one of the parents.
  • During the counselling, the candidates will have to give their preference /choice(s) of branch of study in their order of preference in writing ( in the OPTION-FORM ), which CANNOT be changed later.
  • During the counselling, ‘confirmed Seat’ will be allotted to the eligible candidates in the order of their IIST Admission rank. Those who accept a ‘confirmed seat’ offered to them should surrender their original certificates at the counselling centre. If the confirmed seat is not his /or first preference /choice, he will also be given a wait-list number(s) for his higher preferred branch(es).
  • After filling all the available seats, the remaining candidates who reported at the counselling venue will find their names included in the ‘Wait-List’ in their respective category and choice of branch. This Wait-List will be published online in the IIST admission website, within two days after the counselling.
  • The vacancies arising subsequently due to any forfeiture of the allotted confirmed seats will be filled by operating the above Wait-List at regular intervals and notifying the same in the IIST Admission website. Students who accept a confirmed seat during this Wait-List movement should go back to the counselling centre and submit their original certificates before the specified date / time. More dates / details of this process of wait-list movement will be announced at the time of publication of IIST Admission rank list on June, 2018.
  • During the wait-list movement, if a candidate does not accept ( within the specified time ) any CONFIRMED seat offered to him / her in a branch of his / her any preference / choice made at the time of counselling, he / she will NOT be considered further for admission to any branch / seat.

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IIST 2018 Important Dates

1Online registration of application opens on22nd May, 2018
2Online registration of application closes on5th June, 2018
3Last date for remitting Registration fee in BankJune, 2018
4Publication of IIST Admission Rank list and details of the Admission Counselling date / venueJune, 2018
All information regarding Rank list, Counselling and any change in dates will be announced in the IIST Admission websites. Separate information will NOT be sent to any candidates.
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Contact Details

Chairman ( Undergraduate Admissions )
Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology
Valiamala (P.O.), Thiruvananthapuram – 695547
Kerala, INDIA
Telephone No : 0471-2568477, 2568478, 2568555
Fax No : 0471-2568556
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