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Merit Determination Criteria - MS

Admission shall be granted absolutely on merit which will be determined on the basis of marks obtained in the following examinations, and according to theweightagementioned against the respective examination:

For MSc (02 years) Students*:

  1. SSC/equivalent: 10%
  2. FSc/equivalent: 10%
  3. BSc/equivalent (02 years): 20%
  4. MSc/equivalent (02 years): 20%
  5. GAT General/HAT General/GRE International (General): 40%
  6. * These applicants can apply for non-engineering programs only
For BSc/BS/BE (04 years) Students:
  1. SSC/equivalent: 10%
  2. FSc/equivalent: 10%
  3. BSc/BS/BE/ equivalent (04 years): 40%
  4. GAT General/HAT General/GRE International (General): 40%


  1. Only those MS & PhD candidates who have passed the BS/ MS/ M.Phil./ equivalent examination shall be eligible for admission to the next higher class. The result of pre-requisite degree/certificate for admission in any discipline should be officially notified by the respective body/ authority of the university till the date of closing of admission.
  2. It is mandatory for MS/ PhD applicants to pass the GAT/ GRE/ HAT in the relevant field of study with required marks/ score to apply for admission in IST. However, provisional admission without GAT/ GRE/ HAT may be granted only for first semester subject to availability of seats.
  3. Applicants with a foreign qualification are required to obtain the equivalent certificate from HEC before applying for admission in MS/ PhD programs offered by IST.
  4. It is mandatory for Government employees to submit NOC from their organization on registration day
  5. If a sufficient number of students are available only then Program/ Specialization will be started.