ISTC Entrance Exam - Indo Swiss Entrance Exam

Indo Swiss Entrance Exam 2014 - Indo Swiss Entrance Exam also known as CSIO Entrance Exam is conducted by CSIO-ISTC Chandigarh to provide admission to nearly 108 candidates (both boys and girls) in:

The admission is open to both Boys and Girls who have passed their qualifying examination (refer 
Para 4.3) from recognized boards/school in India. Admission will be granted on the basis of merit 
(refer Para 6) in the Entrance Test to be conducted by ISTC on 11.08.2013 (Sunday) at 
4.1 Total number of seats is 108, of which 29 (27%) are reserved for OBC, 16 (15%) for SC and 8 
(7.5%) for ST candidates.Vacant seats of appropriate categories will be filled as per Govt. of India 
Three seats (3%) are reserved for Disabled Candidates (physically challenged with disability in 
one leg or one arm and partially deaf persons). The seats shall be filled as per merit list of the 
physically challenged candidates out of the seats pertaining to the category to which the candidate 
belongs i.e. General, OBC, SC or ST. These candidates would be required to produce a medical 
certificate from Govt. Medical Officer authorised for the purpose. 
  1. Three Year Diploma Course in Instrument Technology followed by Advanced Diploma in Die & Mould Making (4-years) and
  2. Advanced Diploma in Mechatronics & Industrial Automation (4-years) at CSIO-ISTC Chandigarh.

Note:  Out of total number 108 seats

  • 29 (27%) are reserved for OBC (Non-creamy layer only)
  • 16 (15%) for SC and
  • 8 (7.5%) for ST candidates.
  • 3 (3%) are reserved for Disabled Candidates (physically challenged with disability in one leg or one arm and partially deaf persons).

Note: Vacant seats of appropriate categories will be filled as per Govt. of India norms.

Reserved seats for Disabled candidates shall be filled as per merit list of the physically challenged candidates out of the seats pertaining to the category to which the candidate belongs i.e. General, OBC, SC or ST. These candidates would be required to produce a medical certificate from Govt. Medical Officer authorised for the purpose. 


Indo Swiss Entrance Exam Eligibility

Educational Qualification

Aspiring candidates should have appeared/appearing in Matriculation examination with Mathematics, Science and English as subjects from the State Board/Central Board i.e CBSE, ICSE/National Open Schools.

Age Limits

Those born on or after 1st September 1994 (1st September 1991 in case of SC/ST candidates) are eligible to apply for Indo Swiss Entrance Exam 2013.


Indo Swiss Entrance Exam Syllabus

The test will comprise of questions from:

  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Aptitude
  • English and
  • General Knowledge

Syllabus will be of CBSE 10th class or equivalent standard with topics as under:


  • Arithmetic, Banking, Sets, Surds and Indices, Rational and Irrational Numbers, Logarithms
  • Linear Equations of up to two variables. Quadratic equations. Geometry; Circle & Tangent to circle.
  • Trigonometry. Statistics: Measurement of central tendency, Mensuration; volume and surface area of solids viz. cube, sphere, cone, cylinder etc.


  • Mass, Weight, Density, Specific Gravity, Units, Mechanics, Motion, Force and Acceleration
  • Gravity, Work and Energy, Hydrostatics, Heat, I.C. Engines, Fuels, Light, Sound, Electricity and its effects
  • Nuclear energy, Earth System and Universe, Matters, Elements, Compounds and Mixture, Chemical formulae and equations, Water, Oxygen, Hydrogen, Atomic structure, Periodic classification of elements, Properties of solids, liquids & gases, Halogens, Metals and their alloys, Electrolysis, Carbon and its compounds, Nitrogen and Ammonia, Sulphur and its compounds.


  • Odd one out, letter, number and figures series, screw threads, fasteners, springs, gear, friction, lubrication, belts, pulleys, levers etc., basic knowledge of hand tools and their usage


  • Grammar and its usage, correcting sentences, vocabulary, one word substitution

General Knowledge:

  • Current affairs, scientific inventions and discoveries, abbreviations, great personalities, sports and achievements, famous authors/poets/writers, highest and longest, famous historical/religious and archeological monuments.


Indo Swiss Entrance Exam Pattern

The Indo Swiss Entrance Exam will consists of objective type multiple choice type of questions to be answered in OMR sheets. There will be negative marking of the tune of 1/4 marks for each wrong answer.

Note: 25% of the allotted marks will be deducted for each wrong answer.


Indo Swiss Entrance Exam Dates

Indo Swiss Entrance Exam is normally held in the month of August.

How to Apply for Indo Swiss Entrance Exam?

Aspiring candidated can apply for ISCT Entrance Exam through Online mody only. Application form along with detailed relevant information is available on our website www.csio.res.in w.e.f. 25-05-2014.


ISTC Entrance Fee and Mode of Payment.  

The charges for cost of Application form including examination fee are Rs.1000 for  General/OBC Candidates and Rs.500 for SC/ST. 

The fee is to be deposited directly in any branch of State Bank of India into the Power Jyoti Account Number 33004547024 with the help of Fee Deposit Slip downloaded from the official website. 

Important: The valid email id of the applicant/parents/guardian is mandatory for applying and future communication


Indo Swiss Entrance Exam Selection Process?

The final merit list will be prepared based on the performance/marks of ISTC entrance exam. The cut off marks in ISTC entrance exam for the admission are 35% for General and 20% for reserved categories (OBC/SC/ST/PH).

The candidates in order of merit will be called for counselling by registered post. The candidates should satisfy themselves fully about the eligibility conditions of admission.


Indo Swiss Entrance Exam Test Centres

Indo Swiss Entrance Exam is held only in Chandigarh.


Indo Swiss Entrance Exam Contact Details

Phone Nos: 0172-2657264, 2657826, 2651745, 2651746 (Ext. 263, 601, 615, 629)
Telefax : 0172-2657264, 2657082, Website: www.csio.res.in,
Email: istcadm13@csio.res.in, istcadm13@gmail.com

Indo Swiss Entrance Exam 2014

Indo Swiss Entrance Exam 2014 Important Dates

Date of Notification

  • 1st May, 2014
Opening Date for On-Line submission 
of ISTC Entrance Form 25.05.2013 9.00 a.m. 
Closing Date for On-Line submission 
of ISTC Entrance Form 24.06.2013 up to 5.00 p.m. 
Last date for Receipt of “ Print out of 
the System Generated Application 
Form for ISTC Entrance Exam” 
along with Fee Deposit Slip (ISTC 
Copy) at ISTC, CSIO, Chandigarh 
01.07.2013 up to 5.00 p.m 
Starting Date to print the e - Admit 
Card and Attendance Card for ISTC 
Entrance Test by the authorised 
applicants from CSIO website 
15-07-2013 9.00 a.m. 
Entrance Test Date (Day) 11.08.2013 (Sunday) 9.30 a.m. 
Result declaration 19.08.2013 (Tentative) -- 
Session starts on 02.09.2013 (Monday) 9.00 a.m. 

Closing Date for on-line submission of ISTC entrance form: 

  • 30th May, 2014

Last Date for receipt of print out of application:

  • 6th Jun, 2014

Date to print the e-admit cards: 

  • 15th Jun, 2014

Date of Entrance Exam:

  • 13th Jul, 2014

Date of Result declaration: 

  • 21st Jul,  2014 (tentative)

Indo Swiss Entrance Exam 2013 was held on:

  • 11th Aug, 2013
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