Admission to the Indo-Swiss Training Centre is through an all-India entrance test open to both boys and girls held in July every year. The test is a multiple- choice type question paper. Results are declared within 10 days.

Eligibility: Admission is open to both boys and girls who have passed their matriculation examination (refer Para 4.3 below)
Selection: Selection is on the basis of merit in the ISTC Entrance Test conducted at Chandigarh.

4.1 Total number of seats is 108, (54 in each of the courses) out of which 27% are reserved for OBC, 15% for SC and 7.5% for ST candidates.Vacant seats of appropriate categories will be filled as per Govt. of India norms. 3% of the seats are reserved for Disabled Candidates (physically challenged with disability in one leg or one arm or 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.

4.2 Criteria for OBC Reservation: OBC reservation will be available to non-creamy layer only. For applying to avail reservation under OBC category, the candidates will be required to submit adequate proof/ certificate, issued by the competent authority as may be prescribed from time to time in evidence of his/her not belonging to creamy layer. The criteria of creamy layer will be applied as may be prescribed by the Govt. of India (, The above proof/ certificate should pertain to the current financial year and certificate for the same should be issued after March 31 of the current year. The certificate should be in the format specified in the brochure.

4.3 Essential Qualifications: Candidate 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 in the current year and have not yet received their result as yet are also eligible to apply.

4.4 Age: Those born on or after 1st August 1996 (1st August 1993 in case of SC/ST candidates) are eligible to apply (this applies for admissions in 2014, please extrapolate for the current year).