Tata Institute of Social Sciences conducts a National Entrance Test popularly known as TISSNET for admissions to master’s degree programs offered in TISS campuses. It offers 55 master’s in social science programs from its Mumbai, Tuljapur, Guwahati, Chennai (Banyan) and Hyderabad campuses. TISS does not offer any MBA programs, alternatively, it offers MA courses in Human resources management and Labor relations (HRM and LR) programs at its Mumbai campus. Candidates are shortlisted on the basis of TISS NET scores, after which they will go through selection procedures consisting of Pre-Interview Test / Group Discussion and Personal Interview.

TISSNET Eligibility and Age criteria

  • Candidates with bachelor’s degree (minimum of three years’ duration) or equivalent degree from a recognized university are eligible to apply
  • Candidates studying in 3 years and 4 years of bachelor’s programs should have passed all the subjects of semester 1 to semester 4 and semester 1 to semester 6 respectively
  • Candidates studying in the final year of their degree program are also eligible to apply
  • There’s no specific age limit for TISS NET exam
  • Candidates have to submit results of their final year degree exams, until which admission to any master’s degree program in the institute will be provisional. And if failed to do so, will lead to cancellation of the admission

TISSNET Application Process

  • There are 2 modes for applying: Online and offline, as per the candidates’ convenience
  • For applying through online mode, candidates have to visit official website and fill and submit the application form along with the application fee
  • For offline application, candidates could send request by speed post along with the fee to Assistant Registrar, TISS, Deonar, Mumbai – 400088 and get a printed copy of application form
  • The application fee is Rs.1030 and the mode of payment being Net banking, Credit card and Debit card for online and Demand draft and Cash for offline

TISSNET Fees Details

Courses Fees for General Category Fees for SC/ST/OBC (NC)
For 1 Course INR 1030 INR 260
For 2 Courses INR 2060 INR 520
For 3 Courses INR 3090 INR 780

TISSNET Exam Pattern and Duration

  • The paper consists of 100 multiple choice questions associated to subjects of Math and Logical reasoning, Social sensitivity, Analytical ability and General knowledge on contemporary issues and English proficiency
  • Duration of the test is 100 minutes i.e. 1 hour and 40 minutes
  • There is no negative marking for the answers
  • Shortlisted candidates will be called for Pre-written test followed by Personal interview
  • Candidates will be given two sections to attempt for Pre-written test:
  • Section one deals with a 1000 words essay writing on a given theme related to contemporary socio-political, cultural, economic and political significance
  • Section two comprises of questions related to given case study
  • After completion of the written test, candidates will have to appear for Personal interview
  • The sectional weightage is as follows:
General awareness 40
English Proficiency 30
Math and logical reasoning 30

Selection procedure

  • Different stages of selection procedure carry different weightage of marks
  • The final selection procedure is based on the given criteria:
National common written Test (TISS NET) 100
Pre-interview test (PIT) / Group discussion (GD) 50
Personal Interview 75

TISSNET 2020 Important Dates

Event Important Date
Application Start Date 30th October 2019
Application Last Date for Online Submission 10th December 2019
Application Last Date by Post 12th December 2019
Admit Card Avalibality 27th December 2019
Exam Date 13th January 2020
Result Release Date 4th February 2020
PI & PIT admission rounds 5th March to 4th April 2020
Selection Result 22nd April 2020