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JEE Main 2021 Is Postponed; What’s The Status Of Other Engineering Entrance Exams?

Last updated on May 14th, 2021

Check the updated schedule and revised dates for all engineering entrance exams. 

Various national level entrance exams like JEE Main 2021 have been postponed due to the surge in COVID-19 cases throughout the country. While 2 sessions of JEE Main 2021 have already been conducted, the other 2 sessions are still pending. NTA released a notification for the postponement of the April session as well as the May session. However, there are a number of other entrance exams conducted for admission to engineering courses like BITSAT 2021, TS EAMCET 2021 etc. Given below is the updated schedule of all national and state-level entrance exams.

JEE Main 2021 Is Postponed
JEE Main 2021 Is Postponed

JEE Main 2021

The National Testing Agency (NTA) released a notification for the postponement of the JEE Main April session on April 18, 2021, while the notification for postponement of the May 2021 session has been released recently on May 4, 2021. The exams have been postponed until further notice. Students are advised to keep a check on the official website of NTA (https://jeemain.nta.nic.in/) for the updated schedule. While the registration process for the JEE Main April session was completed, the applications will open once again for a short period for the May session.

JEE Advanced 2021

JEE Advanced 2021 is currently scheduled to be conducted on July 3, 2021. However, there is a high probability for JEE Advanced 2021 to be postponed as the exam is conducted based on the result of JEE Main 2021. Clarity on the dates for JEE Advanced 2021 will come only after the release of an official statement.

WBJEE 2021

The West Bengal Joint Entrance Exam (WBJEE) 2021 has been scheduled to be conducted on July 11, 2021. The West Bengal Joint Entrance Examination Board will conduct WBJEE 2021 in 2 shifts. The first shift will be conducted from 11 am to 1 pm while the second shift will be conducted from 2 pm to 4 pm. It is a state-level entrance exam that allows the students to compete for 34,981 seats at various colleges in West Bengal.


The Birla Institute of Technology and Science Admission Test or BITSAT 2021 is scheduled to be conducted from June 24 to June 30, 2021. The application forms for the entrance exam are open till 29th May 2021. However, considering the current scenario created by the surge in COVID-19 cases, BITSAT 2021 is likely to be postponed. However, unless an official statement is released, students should consider the given dates as final and prepare accordingly.

OJEE 2021

The Odisha Joint Entrance Examination (OJEE) 2021 is scheduled to be conducted from June 17 to June 24, 2021. The application process for the same started on April 14 and is open till May 15, 2021, on https://ojee.nic.in/. OJEE 2021 is a gateway examination to BE, B.Tech, B.Pharma and the 5-year integrated MBA courses.


SRMJEEE 2021 is the entrance examination conducted for admission to the SRM group of institutions. SRMJEEE 2021 will be conducted in 2 phases. The first phase is scheduled to be conducted on May 23 and 24, 2021 while the second phase will be conducted on July 25 and 26, 2021. The exam will be conducted online through a remote proctoring system. The applications for the same are open till May 15, 2021.


VITEEE 2021 will also be conducted in online mode remotely by the Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT). It will be conducted on May 28, 29 and 31. A proctoring system similar to SRMJEEE will be used for conducting VITEEE 2021. Interested candidates can apply for VITEEE 2021 till May 20, 2021. After clearing the exam, candidates can seek admission to the engineering courses at VIT campuses located in Chennai, Vellore, Bhopal and Andhra Pradesh.

UPJEE 2021

The Joint Entrance Examination Council UP will conduct the Uttar Pradesh Joint Entrance Examination (UPJEE) 2021 from June 15 to June 20, 2021. The applications for the same are open till May 15, 2021.

UGET 2021

The Undergraduate Entrance Test (UGET) 2021 will be conducted by the Consortium of Medical, Engineering, and Dental Colleges, Karnataka (COMEDK) on June 20, 2021. The exam will be conducted at around 400 centres located in 150 cities. Students willing to take the exam can register on the official website by May 20, 2021.


TS EAMCET 2021 is scheduled to be conducted from July 5 to July 9, 2021. The exam for Medical and Agriculture streams will be conducted on July 5 and 6 while the exam for Engineering courses will be conducted on July 7, 8, and 9, 2021. Students can submit the application for TS EAMCET 2021 till May 18, 2021. However, those who miss this deadline can still submit the application along with late fees till May 28, 2021.

Education Minister Announces JEE Advanced 2021 For 3rd July, 75% Criteria Removed

Last updated on January 8th, 2021

The Education Minister of India, Dr Ramesh Pokhriyal, has announced that JEE Advanced 2021 will be conducted on 3rd July 2021. In a live session, he announced the dates and also said that with due consideration, the top 20 percentile criteria or 75% eligibility rule for class 12th boards has been waived off this year too.

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He told students that there is enough time for JEE Advanced preparations. As COVID-19 crisis is still ongoing and schools have not re-opened completely, 75% eligibility criteria is being scrapped. IIT Kharagpur will be conducting the exam this year.

Who Can Directly Apply For JEE Advanced 2021?

As per the older rules, candidates who wish to take admissions in NITs or IITs or other JEE Main Participating colleges must have scored 75% or higher in their 12th board exams. This is also called the top 20 percentile criteria.

In addition to this, the students who were unable to attend JEE Advanced previous year (2020) due to COVID-19 restrictions, are directly eligible for JEE Advanced 2021. They will not be required to attempt and qualify JEE Main 2021 again.

When will JEE Advanced 2021 Application Form Open?

With this recent announcement, JEE Advanced official website – jeeadv.ac.in – is now being rebuilt for the 2021 session. The information brochure for JEE Advanced and other exam dates are expected to be available soon.

The registration process will undergo some or other changes as few students might be asked to provide specific reasons over why they were unable to attend JEE Advanced 2020. Consequently, it is possible that the application window for JEE Advanced 2021 might open soon after the JEE Main Results of May session. This would be tentatively around mid-June 2021.

Keep visiting JEEMains.in for latest updates on Joint Entrance Examination.

Students Want JEE Main 2021 Postponed, More Attempts For JEE Advanced 2021

Last updated on December 7th, 2020

Dr Ramesh Pokhriyal has asked students to raise their concerns by tagging him and using the hashtag #EducationMinisterGoesLive. In a turn of events, instead of asking the dates for exams, students are asking to postpone JEE Main 2021. Students are also asking the Education Minister to reduce the JEE Main 2021 Syllabus.

The major requests from students are on syllabus. Few are asking to release the official syllabus soon, while many want a reduction similar to CBSE. Many students have also raised their voices on an additional attempt for JEE Advanced 2021. This comes as many were unable to take the exam amid the COVID-19 pandemic.JEE Main 2021

JEE Main Application Forms Out Soon?

Students are also expecting the commencement of JEE Main 2021 Applications soon after the live session by the Education Minister. Exam dates for 2021 session are yet to be announced.

Do note that JAB (Joint Admission Board) had decided to provide an additional attempt for JEE Advanced but only to those who had their last chance in 2020. Those who were attempting JEE Advanced 2020 for first time, will be considered for only 1 more attempt i.e. JEE Advanced 2021. Read More

“Online Classes Are A Formality”

For JEE Main 2021, many are requesting Dr Pokhriyal to postpone it to March 2021. This is because of uncertainty towards syllabus and improper implementation of online education. A lot of students have complained about “poor video quality” in online classes. They are also asking to postpone the board exams amid the COVID-19 pandemic as chances of spread of virus might go high during the February-March.

The live webinar will be held by Dr Ramesh Pokhriyal on 10th December 2020. Students can raise their queries on Twitter and Facebook. Keep visiting JEEMains.in for latest updates on your B.Tech entrance exams!

Why are the IITs Not in Favour of a 3rd Attempt for JEE Advanced? 

Last updated on November 26th, 2020

There are some talks going on for JEE Advanced to be allowed for the 3rd attempt. But, as per sources, Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) are not in favour of the third attempt for students who have exhausted their attempts.3rd Attempt for JEE Advanced

In general, students can take the JEE Advanced 2 times and 3 times for JEE Main exam. But, students have been requesting for a 3rd chance to take the JEE Advanced exam citing the COVID-19 pandemic.

The students have been writing to the IITs and Education Ministry for allowing a 3rd time. But, it seems the top institutes are not in favour of conducting another exam right now. Let’s know the reasons behind it below.

IITs are not in favour of 3rd Attempt for JEE Advanced – Why?JEE Advanced

According to the letters written, the COVD-19 pandemic has caused tremendous stress among the students. Therefore, many of them did not perform as per expectation. Though the Joint Admissions Board, the managing body of the JEE Advanced, decided that students who have missed taking the exam due to COVID-19 or lockdown can be given another chance.

However, the JAB (Consisting of IIT Directors) did not favour another chance for students who have already taken the exam. As per sources, there is a consensus among JAB members not to reconsider this matter.JEE Advanced

JEE AdvancedAt least three JAB sources declared that they have no intention to allow students to take the JEE Advanced exam for the third time. According to them, this action will be unfair towards the fresh candidates attempting the exam in 2021. It may increase competition for them.

In 2020, at least students had an opportunity to take regular coaching classes and go to schools as well until complete lockdown. But, the JEE Advanced 2021 aspirants have to prepare for the exam depending on online platforms from home only.

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What do Facts Suggest?

The IITs have considered all these factors before coming to a consensus on whether to allow aspirants for a 3rd attempt this year. Also, facts say that the % of successful candidates taking JEE Advanced is best during the first attempt.

It is found that 70 – 80 % successful candidates are first-timers, the rest are second timers. Hence, no scope for a 3rd attempt. Hence, IITs are not in favour of the 3rd attempt for JEE Advanced.

JEE Main 2021 Delayed Till February, JEE Advanced 2021 Syllabus Being Reviewed

Last updated on November 21st, 2020

In normal circumstances, Joint Entrance Examination i.e. JEE Main is held in two sessions – January and April. However, COVID-19 pushed the academic calendar by over 5 months for students. Even after this disruption, NTA sources have said that JEE Main 2021 January session will be conducted, but in the month of February. Similarly, JEE Main 2021 April session will be delayed by a month and will be conducted in May 2021.

The only official announcement for JEE Main 2021 is on the exam languages which will be included to cover more regional languages. There are some expectations that registrations could begin in this month i.e. November 2020, but that could also be delayed as no official announcement has been done on JEE Main Exam Dates 2021.

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JEE Main 2021 Dual SessionsJEE Main 2021, JEE Advanced 2021, EE Advanced 2021 Syllabus

The exam is held in two sessions to give a fair opportunity to students. Due to this reason, many students were able to improve their performance in the second session of the exam. So not conducting the JEE Main January session is less likely, but it surely is delayed. As per the sources, they will ‘hopefully’ conduct it by the end of February.

Currently, state boards have been discussing the prospect of conducting the board exams with a slight delay to ensure students get an apt amount of time to complete their exam preparations. Usually, 12th boards are held around March, but this year those could be conducted in April 2021.

NTA has been reviewing a suitable schedule after having word with various state boards. With that being said, the official announcement is likely to come out in a week or 10 days.

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Change in JEE Advanced 2021 Syllabus

The academic year has reduced to merely a few months after results of the 12th boards of 2020 came out. Soon after that, CBSE announced a 30% reduction in syllabus by 30%. But till date, no such announcement was made for JEE Main or JEE Advanced 2021.

However, Joint Admission Board (JAB), authority for admissions in IITs and formulating rules on JEE Advanced will hold a meeting on 21st November. They will have discussions on various matters one of which will be revision of JEE Advanced 2021 Syllabus.

The syllabus will be revised in accordance with CBSE’s reduction in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics for 11th and 12th class students. JAB constitutes directors of all the IITs and officials from the Ministry of Education (MHRD). The panel will seek several other agendas in the meeting other than syllabus. IIT Kharagpur will also be handed over the charge of conducting JEE Advanced 2021.

JEE Main 2021: When Will Registrations Start? No Official Notification Making Students Anxious

Last updated on November 12th, 2020

The National Testing Agency had faced a mixed backlash on social media from several students for the JEE Main 2020 September session. While dedicated students wanted the exam to be conducted at the earliest, many wanted to delay the exams further amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

However, with complete safety protocols and social distancing at exam centres, NTA successfully conducted the second session of JEE Main. But all of this was delayed by approximately 5 months. Students lost their precious time period and the academic year has still not commenced as JEE Main counselling for candidates is still ongoing.

This poses another challenge to NTA. When will JEE Main 2021 Registrations start? January is just two months away. Students are not aware of any important exam dates. Neither are they aware of eligibility rules, with any relaxations amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

There are questions being raised about the reduction in JEE Main Syllabus too. CBSE announced the reduction in syllabus much earlier in August 2020. But till now there has been no such notification from NTA or Ministry of Education for JEE Main 2021.

What Would Be Exam Dates Under Normal Conditions?JEE Main 2021

To ensure that all the processes from registrations, to admit cards to conducting the exam are in a sequential manner, the dates are notified much earlier in an official information bulletin / brochure.

  • Application Forms are usually out in October or November.
  • Form corrections are made during the mid-December.
  • Admit Cards are released around the end of December.
  • Around January, the exam centres are all set, and exams are successfully conducted.

Official Announcements Made For JEE Main 2021

There are only a few announcements made for JEE Main 2021, which does not necessarily assist the students in their exam preparations.

  1. Dr Ramesh Pokhriyal announced that JEE Main 2021 will be conducted in many other regional languages to ensure a better reach. Till now, it was only conducted in three languages – English, Hindi and Gujarati.
  2. For JEE Advanced 2021, candidates who were eligible for the 2020 session, but were not able to attend due to COVID-19 or similar reason, do not have to qualify JEE Main again. They shall be deemed eligible for JEE Advanced 2021 directly. Read more

Other than the two above, there have not been any other announcements made yet. Aspiring students are getting restless and are worried if they have the apt amount of time required to prepare for the upcoming session. Keep checking our portal for the latest updates on JEEMains!

IIT Kharagpur Will Conduct JEE Advanced 2021; Check Expected Dates

Last updated on November 10th, 2020

It has been official for some time that JEE Advanced 2021 shall be conducted by IIT Kharagpur (IITKGP). Due to COVID-19 pandemic the exam was delayed by over 5 months. However, IIT Delhi conducted JEE Advanced 2020 with complete COVID-19 protocols for safety of candidates.

According to the official statement of Joint Admission Board (JAB), candidates who missed JEE Advanced 2020 due to COVID-19 or a similar reason can appear in JEE Advanced 2021, without qualifying JEE Main 2021. –Read More

The candidates who will appear in JEE Advanced 2021 are going to increase due to this, without capping the number to 2.5 lakh or anything else. This is to ensure all the deserving candidates get a chance to secure admissions in IITs.

JEE Advanced 2021: Expected DatesJEE Advanced 2021

There has been no official notification regarding the dates for JEE Main 2021 or JEE Advanced 2021 till now. Usually, JEE Main Registrations begin from September but amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the academic calendar has shifted by over 5 months. Going by the previous years, JEE Advanced 2021 dates are as follows-

Event Date (Tentative)
JEE Advanced 2021 Applications Open First Week of May 2021
JEE Advanced 2021 Applications Close Second week of May 2021
JEE Advanced 2021 Exam Date Last week of May 2021
Answer Keys Release First week of June 2021
Challenging Answer Keys Second week of June 2021
JEE Advanced 2021 Result Second/Third week of June 2021

Even though there have been some speculations regarding the reduction in JEE Advanced 2021 Syllabus, JAB or IIT Kharagpur have not released any official statement so far. If considering the time left for the exam, candidates should not expect any reduction in the same.

CBSE had reduced the syllabus for 2021 for Class 10th to 12th students by 30% in order to assist the candidates due to loss of classroom education amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Candidates Will Get Another Chance Directly in JEE Advanced 2021 Due To COVID-19

Last updated on October 14th, 2020

Drop-Out Candidates Will Get Another Chance Directly in JEE Advanced 2021It is finally official. Candidates who had registered for JEE Advanced 2020 but were not able to take the exam amid the COVID-19 pandemic, will be offered another opportunity. These candidates can take the exam again in 2021, IITs have agreed. A joint statement by JAB (Joint Admission Board) was issued on 13th October.

“Addressing the concerns of affected candidates, who were unable to attend the JEE Advanced 2020, even though they successfully registered, JAB has decided to let them appear in JEE Advanced 2021, only as a one-time measure,” IIT Delhi said in an urgent meeting held via video conferencing. IIT Delhi has been the organising institute for JEE Advanced this year, while JAB is the apex body for IIT entrance.

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JEE Main Qualification Not Necessary

IIT Delhi also said, “Ensuring equal opportunities to all the candidates, it has also been decided that these candidates will not have to qualify JEE Main again and will be allowed to directly appear in JEE Advanced 2021 on the basis of their previous qualification.”

As per the current JEE Advanced Eligibility Criteria, candidates can take the exam only twice in two successive years. Meanwhile, JEE Main allows three attempts with two sessions each year. Students who qualify JEE Main in their third attempt will be considered ineligible for JEE Advanced, assuming their two attempts are already exhausted.

Age Limit To Be Increased Accordingly

This one-time measure will surely help candidates to get admission in the top engineering colleges of India. IIT Delhi Director has also assured that the 2021 attempt will be allowed with appropriate changes in age limit as well. Currently, the age limit has been dropped from JEE Main Eligibility, but still remains for JEE Advanced.

Candidates who used both their chances and also crossed the age limit, will get relaxation in both these options, for appearing in JEE Advanced 2021.

This year, 2.5 lakh candidates were qualified for JEE Advanced but only 1.6 lakh registered for the exam. Out of these, 96% appeared for the exam. It is still unclear that those who did not register for JEE Advanced, even after qualifying JEE Main, will be allowed an additional attempt next year or not.

Qualifying candidates of JEE Advanced can take part in JoSAA Counselling for IITs and Choice Filling till 15th October. Admission to various IITs will be provided based on the AIR (All India Rank) of the candidate.

IIT Aspirants Might Get Another Chance At JEE Advanced 2021 Due To COVID-19

Last updated on October 9th, 2020

Chance for IIT Aspirants in 2021No doubt there’s a lot many opportunities lost during this year amid the COVID-19 pandemic, lockdowns and the fear of this fatal disease. Many students have lost the opportunity to attempt JEE Main 2020 this year due to COVID-19. Due to this, they also lost the opportunity to qualify for JEE Advanced 2020 and thus losing a seat in the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs).

However, as many aspiring candidates were affected by COVID-19, they could get another chance to attempt the JEE Advanced in 2021, as an extra attempt. As per the eligibility criteria for JEE Advanced, candidates can only take the test twice, in successive years.

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Many candidates who registered and could not attend, or performed poorly due to COVID-19 or related issues, could get another shot at the exam as a one-time opportunity. But this extra attempt will only be provided to those candidates, who have exhausted their both attempts in 2020.

This means, anyone who took the JEE Advanced in 2019 and 2020 could get a shot at the third attempt. But those who took the exam in 2020 for the first time, will only be able to take JEE Advanced 2021 as their 2nd attempt.

Here’s what IIT Delhi Director Dr V Ramgopal Rao said on multiple requests from students-

Three Attempts For IITs

Currently, under JEE Main Eligibility, the attempt limit is set to 3, only within three consecutive years. However, the exam is held twice in a year – in January and April. This makes the actual number of attempts to 6. If a student qualifies for JEE Main, he/she can take the JEE Advanced, for admission to IITs. However, for JEE Advanced, one can take the exam twice in two successive years.

Students, who are able to secure a top rank in JEE Main (probably in their third attempt), are considered ineligible for JEE Advanced if they have exhausted both their previous attempts.

Decision In Hands of JAB

Answering these issues, the IIT Delhi Director told the students that Joint Admission Board (JAB) is the authority on creating rules regarding IIT-JEE Advanced. All the Directors of various IITs are members of JAB, along with other important members. IIT Delhi was the organizing institute for JEE Advanced 2020. While, IIT Kharagpur will be the organising institute for JEE Advanced 2021, which will have to keep this proposal to JAB on increasing the attempts.

So, conclusively, this process might take time. Based on the decision of JAB, students might be able to take JEE Advanced 2021 as an additional attempt.

IIST Trivandrum: B.Tech Admissions via JEE Advanced 2021, Cut Off, Fees, Scholarships

Last updated on March 5th, 2021

Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology, Trivandrum, popularly known as IIST Trivandrum is an Institution of National Importance, It was established in 2007 as GFTI- Government Funded Technical Institute in India.

  • IIST Trivandrum is an autonomous University that works under the Department of Space, Government of India.
  • The institute offers undergraduate, graduate, doctoral and post-doctoral levels on areas with special focus on Space Sciences, Space Technology and Space Applications
  • IIST is considered as one of the top engineering colleges in India, with a NIRF Rank of 33.
  • Admissions in all of the B.Tech Specializations are based on the seat allocation made via their own counselling.
  • This Counselling is held for the candidates who have cleared the JEE Advanced exam with appropriate cut-off.

The institute offers excellent placement to the students and has a central placement cell that offers excellent internship opportunities to the students. Evidently, the students are hired directly to the Department of Space, GoI or Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO).

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IIST Trivandrum Highlights

Official Website www.iist.ac.in
Established | Type 2007 | Deemed to be University
Approved by AICTE/ UGC
Type of Courses UG, PG and PhD
Popular Course B.Tech, M.Tech, PhD
Admission Criteria National Entrance Exams like GATE/ JEE Advanced / JEST/ UGC NET/ CSIR NET
Application Mode Online
Top Recruiters Adobe Systems, Asia Technologies, Astra Microwave, Collins Aerospace, Delta Electronics, Gauge Data Solutions, GES Infotek, Infosys

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IIST Trivandrum: B.Tech Admissions via JEE Advanced 2021IIST Trivandrum

B.Tech Course admissions at IIST Trivandrum is made on the basis of the ranks obtained in JEE Advanced Result.

  • The application process for getting admitted into the B.Tech course offered by IIST Trivandrum is to register for IIST Counselling after qualifying the JEE Advanced exam via directly applying at IIST Portal.
  • Candidates must submit the application fee of INR 600 (INR 300/- for SC, ST, PWD and women candidates).
  • The institute generates an admission list based upon the marks scored by the candidates in JEE Advanced.

Therefore, only the candidates who registered online will be considered eligible for this admission list.

B.Tech Courses Offered

IIST Trivandrum offers B.Tech courses in 3 different specializations. The specializations include:

  1. Aerospace Engineering (4-years) – 60 seats + 6 seats for EWS candidates
  2. Electronics and Communication Engineering with specialisation in Avionics (4-years) – 60 seats + 6 seats for EWS Candidates
  3. Engineering Physics (5-years Dual Degree) – 20 seats + 2 seats for EWS Candidates

Eligibility for B.Tech

  • Candidates must have completed senior secondary school with an average minimum of 75% marks (65% marks for SC/ST/PD candidates) from a recognized board or passed an examination holding equivalent value. (This criterion has been relaxed amid the COVID-19 pandemic)
  • Candidates must have been born on or after October 1, 1996. This is for candidates belonging to Open, EWS, and OBC-NCL categories while those belonging to SC, ST and PwD must be born on or after October 1, 1991.
  • He/she must have studied Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, a language and a fifth subject, different from the above listed four subjects.
  • Candidates must have qualified JEE Main to appear for JEE Advanced. The minimum marks required in JEE Advanced for IIST are given below-
Category Minimum Marks
General / Open 20% – aggregate5% each in PCM
EWS / OBC-NCL 18% – aggregate4.5% each in PCM
SC / ST / PwD 10% – aggregate2.5% each in PCM

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IIST Trivandrum Cut Offs for Top B.Tech Courses

All the candidates who desire to get admission in any of the B.Tech specialized courses offered by Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology (IIST), Trivandrum have to appear for JEE Advanced.

  • The opening and closing cut off rankings at IIST Counselling play a key role in deciding the admission of the candidates into the B.Tech courses.
  • Since opening and closing cut off rankings are not released for 2021, 2020 data will be discussed to give the overview of the admission of the B.Tech courses available at IIST Trivandrum.
  • The below table shows the IIST Trivandrum Cut Off as opening and closing ranks.
Courses 2020 Cut Off (Opening – Closing)
Aerospace Engineering 172-775
Electronics and Communication Engineering in Avionics 77-951
Engineering Physics (Dual Degree) 240-882

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Study at IIST Trivandrum during COVID-19

IIST Trivandrum has launched the initiative of e-learning in the middle of global COVID- 19 pandemic. One to one classroom teaching has been scrapped by the institute until further notice.

  • The institute has started the online teaching program platforms for the rest of the semesters.
  • IIST Trivandrum has tied up with various online teaching platforms to assist students in learning and providing them with work from home internships.
  • Visual seminars and workshops have been started by the institute which aimed at encouraging students to take part in such activities on numerous topics like space and engineering.
  • Virtual seminar series has been started by IIST Trivandrum that covers several topics and are designed to make it more accessible to more audiences.
  • Online learning helps students to get learning in a variety of contexts, locations, and times.

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Why Choose IIST Trivandrum?

Some of the reasons for the candidates to opt for IIST Trivandrum are listed below.

  • IIST Trivandrum ranking is 6-25 in ARIIA Public Institution (State GOvt,/ Govt. AIded Universities) Rankings 2020.
  • The college offers several facilities including sports, extracurriculars, accommodation, central library etc.
  • IIST Trivandrum has one of the excellent faculty members in their respective fields with the work experience of more than 20 years.
  • The institute offers scholarships to the meritorious students with excellent academic performance along with the interest in extracurricular activities.


IIST Trivandrum Cut Off For B.Tech Specializations

The opening and closing ranks at IIST as per the JEE Advanced score could give you the overview of how the candidates get admitted into the B.Tech courses at IIST Trivandrum. Since the 2021 cut off is yet to be announced, the B.Tech Cut Off ranks for Aerospace Engineering and Electronics and Communication Engineering in Avionics for 2020 are given in the table below.

Aerospace Engineering

Category Opening Rank Closing Rank
General 172 775
EWS 68 172
OBC- NCL 152 473
SC 14 204

Electronics and Communication Engineering in Avionics

Category Opening Rank Closing Rank
General 77 951
EWS 87 196
OBC- NCL 206 511
SC 33 228

Engineering Physics (Dual Degree)

Category Opening Rank Closing Rank
General 240 882
EWS 183 210
OBC- NCL 271 521
SC 68 167
ST 10 10

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IIST Trivandrum: Reservation

Admission at IIST Trivandrum B.Tech courses takes as per the seating allocation made at JoSAA Counselling.

  • The Seat allocation primarily depends on the categories (PwDs/Ex-Military Service) based on which the rankings are given and the seats are allocated separately for each of the categories.
  • The reservation of seats in percentage as per the category of the candidates is given in the table below:
Category Reservation of Seats in Percentage
OBC-NCL 27 %
SC 15 %
ST 7.5 %
PwDs (40% or more disability) 5 %
General EWS 10 %

IIST Trivandrum Reservation

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Faculty at IIST Trivandrum

Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology (IIST), Trivandrum has a large and diverse faculty of highly qualified and accomplished individuals. They are the most distinguished scholars, who constantly do research in their respective fields.

  • The institute has a team of highly qualified faculty members. Majority of them have long teaching experience and have been associated with the institution for many years.
  • Also, the entire faculty is well versed in their subject matters.
  • The faculty comprises 12 Professors, 54 Associate Professors, 4 Adjunct Professors, and 26 Assistant Professors.
  • Most of them are conferred with national awards and their research papers are published in various magazines and scientific journals.


Various Facilities Provided at IIST Trivandrum

IIST Trivandrum offers various facilities to the students at the Institute. The institute provides the best learning experience along with other facilities like hostel, central library, etc. Some of the facilities offered by IIST Trivandrum are given below:

  • Infrastructure: The college has its main campus at Valiamala, Trivandrum, Kerala. Moreover, the campus has a well- established academic area, research laboratories, library and information blocks, computer centre, administrative area, senate cum convocation area, residential area, students’ activity centre, and a sports complex.
  • Library: IIST Trivandrum has a central library which is fully computerized and has Online Public Access Catalogue (OPAC) accessible from anywhere on the campus on a 24X7 basis. The library has more than 3000 e-journals, hundreds of conference papers, standards, etc.
  • Computing Facilities: There are good computing facilities that have been provided for the students like Data Centre- High-Performance cluster server having 3 Teraflop speed (32 HP Blade servers having 64 Dual Quad Processor), 20 TB SAN Storage with NAS Header, Campus Automation Servers, 8 Servers with 4CPU/Dual CPU, High-Performance Computing Lab, etc.
  • Health Facilities: There is a provision of a clinic and IIST has ensured emergency medical care and hospitalization for all its students by entering into a Memorandum of Understanding with M/s Ananthapuri Health Services.
  • Additional Facilities: Besides all these facilities some other facilities include – Guest House, Studio Apartments, Bank and Post Office, Open Air Theatre, Convocation Complex.


IIST Trivandrum: Placement Report

IIST Trivandrum offers decent placement to candidates getting graduated from B.Tech courses offered here.

  • 75% of the total students were placed in the year 2020 from all the streams of B.Tech and Dual Degree courses.
  • The best part about graduating from IIST is that students are absorbed as government employees for research or related projects in ISRO or Department of Space.
  • Many companies visited the institute and 126 students were totally placed. The overview of the placements is given in the tabular form as follows:
Total number of placed students 126
Average CTC (INR) 6.2 Lakhs Per Annum
Higher CTC (INR) INR 8.2 Lakhs Per Annum
Percentage of Students placed 75%
Top Recruiters Airbus, Adobe Systems, Philips, Math Works, Delta Electronics, Quest, etc.

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Scholarships Offered by IIST Trivandrum

IIST Trivandrum scholarships are provided to the most deserving and needy candidates in terms of monthly or annual stipends and fee waiver as follows:

  • The institute provides financial assistance to the students from B.Tech and dual degree programmes funded by the Department of Space (DoS), Government of India. The assistantship covers expenses such as tuition fees, hostel & establishment charges and medical expenses.
  • Also, an additional book allowance of Rs 3,000 is provided per semester.
  • The assistantship to the students, who belong to SC, ST and PD categories, will be continued beyond the first semester only if they secure a minimum GPA of 6.5 (on a scale of 10) in every semester.


IIST Trivandrum Fees Structure for B.Tech Courses

Given below is the IIST Trivandrum fee structure for all categories. There is no exemption in any fees for SC/ST students. The breakdown of the fee structure at IIST Trivandrum is given in the table below.

Particulars Amount (In INR)
Tuition Fees 20,000
Caution Money (Refundable) 13,000
Mess Charges 12,000
Hostel Fees 2,400
Established Charges 8,000
Student Amenities 4,000
Medical Fees 2,000
Total 61,400


IIST Trivandrum FAQs

Ques: How can one get admission into the B.Tech courses offered by IIST Trivandrum?

Last updated on March 5th, 2021

Ans. Candidates who wish to get admission into the B.Tech courses offered by IIST Trivandrum need to score good cut off/ranking in JEE Advanced exam conducted. There are certain Opening and Closing ranks that decide the admission done through the college Counselling.

Ques: What is the intake capacity for admission at the Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology?

Last updated on March 5th, 2021

Ans: The annual intake of the Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology, Trivandrum is around 150 students in all the B.Tech courses offered at the Institute.

Ques: What are the courses offered at IIST Trivandrum?

Last updated on March 5th, 2021

Ans: IIST Trivandrum offers B.Tech, M.Tech and Ph.D programs at undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral levels respectively.

Ques: How are the placements at IIST Trivandrum?

Last updated on March 5th, 2021

Ans: IIST Trivandrum has a dedicated and well managed placement cell which trains students and prepares them for the recruitment drives. Placement cell of the institute also conducts various workshops like Resume building, communication enhancement skill improvement workshops, GD/ Interview preparation sessions to prepare students for the placement drives. Over 70% of the students get placed through the Placement Cell.

Ques: Does IIST Trivandrum offer scholarships to the students?

Last updated on October 5th, 2020

Ans: Yes, IIST Trivandrum offers scholarships to the students. Scholarships are offered to the meritorious undergraduate and Ph.D. scholars on the basis of their academic performance.