Eligibility for ISAT
Only Indian citizens are eligible to appear in ISAT-2013.
The date of birth of candidates belonging to GEN and OBC categories should be on or after October 1, 1990, while the date of birth of those belonging to SC, ST and PD categories should be on or after October 1, 1985. 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.
Candidates belonging to GEN and OBC categories must have passed any one of the QE listed below in the first appearance with an aggregate of at least 70% marks in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics (PCM) and those belonging to SC, ST and PD categories must have passed any one of the QE in the first appearance with an aggregate of at least 60% marks in PCM subjects. The candidate must have cleared the QE on or after 1st January and on or before 1st July. Those who are expecting the results of QE later than 1st July 2013 are not eligible to apply for ISAT-2013. Candidates who have passed the QE earlier than 1st January 2012 are also not eligible to apply.
The qualifying examinations are listed below:
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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).
- Vocational Higher Secondary Examination.
- Senior Secondary School Examination conducted by the National Institute of Open Schooling with a minimum of five subjects.
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.
Candidates belonging to GEN and OBC categories must have at least 70% marks in aggregate and those belonging to SC, ST and PD categories must have at least 60% marks in aggregate, taking into account all subjects.
Note: For both Class X and 10 +2 examinations, the percentage of marks awarded by the Board will be treated as final. If the Board provides the equivalent percentage of marks against grades, then the candidate has to base his/her calculations in percentage based on the norms given by the concerned Board. If a Board awards only letter grades without providing an equivalent percentage of marks on the grade sheet, the candidate should obtain a certificate from the Board specifying the equivalent marks as percentages (by taking into account all subjects in Class: X or equivalent and PCM subjects in Class: 10+2 or equivalent), and submit the same at the time of counselling.
- The year of passing the Qualifying Examination is the year in which the candidate has passed, in the first attempt, any of the examinations listed in V.3 above.
- The offer of admission is subject to verification of all original certificates/ documents at the time of Counselling. If any candidate is found ineligible at a later date, even after admission to the Institute, his/ her admission will be cancelled without prior notice.
- If a candidate is expecting the results of the QE in 2013, he/she shall submit the relevant documents in support of passing the examination and obtaining 70% aggregate in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics (60% in case of SC/ST candidates) on or before 1 July, 2013.
- If a candidate has passed any of the examinations listed in Clause V.3 in the first appearance on or before 31 December 2009, he/she is not eligible to appear in ISAT-2013.
- If a Board invariably declares the results of the QE late (only after July 1, every year), the candidate is advised to attempt ISAT in 2013 or later, unless he has already passed his/her QE in 2012.
- The decision of “The Director, IIST” regarding the eligibility of any applicant shall be final.
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