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CSIR CSIO Diploma Admission 2020, Eligibility, Fees, Selection

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CSIR CSIO Admission 2020 - Indo-Swiss Training Centre (ISTC) of  CSIR Central Scientific Instruments Organisation (CSIR CSIO), Chandigarh invites online applications for admission to Diploma Courses duly approved by AICTE, New Delhi being conducted by way of an Entrance Test for admission to the courses will be held on 19th July 2020 (Sunday) at Chandigarh.


Courses Offered

Advanced Diploma in Die & Mould Making (Duration: 4 Year)

Advanced Diploma in Mechatronics & Industrial Automation (Duration: 4 Year)

Diploma in Electronics Engineering (Duration: 3 Year)

Diploma in Mechanical Engineering (Tool & Die) – (Duration: 3 Year)


CSIR CSIO Admission 2020 Important Date

Opening Date for Online submission of ISTC Entrance Exam Form-2020

15th May 2020

Closing Date for Online submission of ISTC Entrance Exam Form-2020

15th June 2020

Starting Date to print the e-Admit Card for “ISTC Entrance Exam-2020” by the authorised applicants from CSIO/ISTC website

25th June 2020

ISTC Entrance Exam-2020

19th July 2020

ISTC Entrance Exam-2020 Declaration

22nd July 2020

ISTC Admission Counseling Session 2020-21

05th & 06th August 2020

ISTC Session 2020-21 Starts

10th August 2020


Eligibility Criteria for CSIR CSIO Admission 2020

Essential Qualifications

Candidates must have passed the Matriculation or equivalent examination with Mathematics, Science and English as subjects from any recognized school / board.

Those who have appeared in the qualifying examination this year are also eligible to apply

Age Limit

Those born on or after August 01, 2000  (August 01, 1997 in case of SC/ST candidates) are eligible to apply.


CSIR CSIO Admission 2020 Application Process

  1. Candidates are required to apply On-Line through websites www.istc.ac.in or www.csio.res.in. before submitting the online application, the candidate must ensure that he/she has filled the form completely & correctly.
  1. The valid email id and mobile number of the applicant/parents/guardian is mandatory for applying and future communication.
  1. Before applying online, the candidates are advised to read instructions carefully given in the website.


Application Fee

For General/OBC Candidates

Rs. 1200/-

For SC/ST Candidates

Rs. 600/-

Mode of payment

Through online mode.


CSIO Entrance Exam 2020

Entrance Exam Pattern

The ISTC entrance examination will consist of objective multiple choice questions.

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

Entrance Test Syllabus

The test will consist of questions from Mathematics, Science, Aptitude, English and General Knowledge.

Syllabus for the entrance test will be of CBSE 10th class standard or equivalent.


Selection Process for CSIR CSIO Admission 2020

  1. The final merit list will be prepared based on the performance/marks of ISTC entrance exam. Allocation of course will be on the basis of this merit list.
  1. The candidates will be called for counselling in order of merit. Candidates should visit the CSIO website regularly for counselling updates.


Admit Card

  1. Admit Card for CSIR CSIO Admission 2020 will be released on the official website as per the schedule.
  1. Only those candidates can download the admit card whose online application form along with payment proof has been received.
  1. The candidate will not be allowed to enter the examination hall without the e-Admit Card.


For more details and to apply, please visit the official website



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