A. You may apply if :

(a) you have qualified for JRF in the NET/CSIR/UGC exam (June 2020 onwards), or

(b) scored 95.00 percentile or above in the JEST (2021, 2022), or

(c) scored 95.00 percentile or above in GATE (2021, 2022)

Note: Scores must be valid at the time of admission.

Candidates applying for the IIA-Ph.D program based on their GATE / JEST score must have qualified in the PHYSICS paper of GATE / JEST.

NOTE: Percentile = [(T-R)/T]*100, where T = Total number of candidates, and R = All India Rank.

Please refer to the GATE / JEST score card for T & R.

B. IMPORTANT: Our admission criteria also requires the candidate to have scored aggregate of 60% marks or above throughout his/her academic career.

D. Age Limit: Maximum 28 years as on May 31, 2022.


  • Initial screening will be conducted based on the overall academic performance. Shortlisted candidates may be called for an interview. Original documents of all academic records (mark sheets, certificates etc.) must be produced upon demand. If any information is found to have been falsified in the online application, it will lead to automatic and immediate disqualification of the candidate.

  • Online Applications Open : 05th May, 2022
  • The interview will be held online (by audio-visual /audio means)
  • In case of difficulty in holding the interview, candidates will be selected based on their academic record
  • In the worst case, the admission process is likely to be suspended

For queries please contact: iiast@iiap.res.in