Exam Date : 28th April 2019
Result Date : 11th February 2019

TISSNET 2019 Application form, Dates, Admit Card, Syllabus, Pattern, Results


  • About TISSNET 2019: The Tata Institute of Social Sciences National Entrance Test is conducted by Tata Institute of Social Sciences for the admission in Post Graduate and undergraduate programmes in Tata Institute of Social Sciences.

  • Conducting Board: The Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai is responsible for conducting TISSNET every year.

  • Frequency: The TISSNET entrance exam 2019 is conducted once in every year generally in the month of January and April (for B.A Programmes) by the Tata Institute of Social Sciences.

  • TISS Campuses: Candidates clearing the TISSNET exam will be eligible to get admission into the several campuses of TISS which is situated at Mumbai, Tuljapur, Hyderabad, Chennai (Banyan) and Guwahati.

  • TISSNET 2019 Courses Offered: Through BAT (Bachelor's Admission Test) 2019 exam a prospective candidate will be able to get admission in undergraduate programmes such as BA, and through TISSNET exam one gets admission into postgraduate programmes such as MA, M.Sc, MHA, MPH and Ph.D. Programmes. TISS offers only MA in Human Resource Management and Labour Relation (HRM & LR) at Mumbai campus and does not offer MBA Programmes. 
  • TISS Education Quality: Tata Institute of Social Sciences offer quality education. They have high-quality faculty team engaged in teaching, research, policy and outreach activities.

TISSNET 2019 Highlights

TISS holds the national level examination for candidates seeking admissions into BA and MA Programmes offered at various participating colleges. The BAT exam is a computer-based test, conducted for 90 minutes and is for the B.A programmes. The total marks of the paper is 100 and it is divided into two sections.

After the TISS - BAT exam concludes, the results will be declared most probably in the 2nd week of June (tentative). Please go through the table for further details regarding the TISS - BAT exam.

The TISSNET exam is exclusively for M.A programmes and comprises of 100 questions. The total duration is 100 minutes and there is no negative marking scheme in this exam. TISSNET 2019 results were out by February 11th, 2019.

TISSNET 2019 Exam - Overview

Name of Exam

Tata Institute of Social Sciences National Entrance Test

Abbreviated As


Exam Level

National Level

Exam Category

B.A and M.A Programmes

Exam Mode

Computer-Based Test (CBT)

Exam Conducting Body

Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai (TISS)

Exam Duration

100 minutes

Question Type


TISSNET 2019 Courses Offered

TISSNET exam prepares the gateway to enter into the reputed, renowned institute in India, the Tata Institute of Social Sciences. It is known for its B.A and M.A programmes.  Following are the list of courses offered through TISS BAT and TISSNET 2019:



B.A. (Hons) in Social Work with Specialisation in Rural Development

3 years

B.A Programme in Social Sciences

3 years

M.Phil Programmes

2 years

Ph.D. Programmes

Minimum 3 Years

M.A Programmes

2 years

TISS Exam 2019 Important Dates

  • TISSNET 2019 BA Admission Date: The details regarding the dates for admission into various B.A programmes will be notified on the TISS official website.

  • Application Form: Candidates can fill the application form once the TISSNET exam form is out. The TISSNET 2019 exam was out from 30th October 2018 onwards. The TISSNET form will be available on the official website.

  • Admit Card: TISSNET 2019 Admit Card will only be available for download for those candidates who successfully submit TISSNET Application Form. The application form will be available for download on the official website.

  • Exam Date: The TISSNET 2019 notification regarding exam date was out by October 30, 2018. Further, the TISSNET (BAT) exam is scheduled for April 28th, 2019.

  • Result Date: The result for the TISSNET 2019 was announced on the official website on the 11th of February, 2019. The TISSNET (BAT) results for B.A program can be expected in the 2nd week of June.

  • B.A Counselling: After TISSNET 2019, the candidates will be shortlisted on the basis of score. TISS will release two waitlists, however, the dates for wait lists will be updated on the TISSNET official website.

  • M.A Counselling: After the TISSNET exam result has been declared, the candidate will be called for the counselling. The counselling dates are from March 5th to April 4th, 2019.

TISS Exam 2019 Eligibility Criteria

  • BA Eligibility Criteria: Candidates should have passed 10+2 or its equivalent from central or state board schools in India. Candidates who have studied International Baccalaureate Diploma and will be completing 12th class with clear results declared by June 2019 are eligible to apply for TISS exam 2019.

  • MA Eligibility Criteria: Candidates should have cleared the Bachelor's Degree from any affiliated university. Candidates in the final year programme of their Bachelor's degree can also apply for the MA entrance exam to qualify for TISSNET 2019 eligibility conditions.

  • Candidates must have completed the graduation of minimum 3 years duration or its equivalent.

  • The TISSNET qualification scheme does not specify any age limit for candidates appearing in the national level exam.

TISSNET 2019 Application Form

  • Application Form Date: The institute will release the TISS exam notification for the application form in the month of December. The TISS 2019 Application Form was available on the official website from 30th October 2018 to 10th December 2018.

  • Application Mode: Registrations for the TISSNET 2019 can be done via both - online and offline mode.

  • Application Form: Candidates can apply for the TISSNET 2019 via online by filling the Application Form. Candidates can also apply via offline i.e. by filling the Application Form and send via speed post.

  • Application Form Payment: Candidates can pay the TISS entrance exam fees via online or via challan from State Bank of Inda.

  • Multiple Programs: A candidate can apply for multiple programs and pay for each of those programs from a Single online form only. 

TISSNET 2019 Exam Pattern

  • Question Paper: Candidates need to answer 100 questions in 100 minutes. All the questions will be multiple choice questions.

  • Marking Scheme: Candidate will be awarded 1 marks for every correct answer. There is no negative marking for any incorrect answer. However, the cutoffs will be high when compared to other entrance exams of the same kind.

  • Syllabus: The TISSNET 2019 exam pattern consists of General Knowledge - a major section of the paper, which will carry 40 marks, while English Proficiency and Maths & Logical Reasoning will carry 30 marks each.

  • TISSNET exam for B.A programmes also termed as TISSBAT. It will be held in the month of April. This exam has two sections.

  • Part A is a 60-minutes test having multiple choice questions on analytical, logical and social awareness. Part B comprises of written test with a set of descriptive questions in English.

  • Although, both sections are in one question paper, both the sections will have individual cutoff marks for evaluation.


  • Candidates who have applied for a single program or multiple programs through TISSNET 2019 will be attempting a single question paper with 100 questions for a duration of 100 minutes. This will also include candidates who have chosen HRM in combination with other program(s).

  • Visually impaired candidates will be given an option to have a SCRIBE to assist them to complete the test. The SCRIBE should be an undergraduate student and should bring a valid ID proof. 

  • Persons with Disabilities who have a disability of 40% or more will get a compensatory extra time of 20 minutes per hour.

TISSNET 2019 Admit Card

  • Admit Card: Candidates can download the TISSNET 2019 Admit Card from the official website for the TISSNET exam.

  • Admit Card Details: Candidate Name, Date of Birth, Exam Centres etc. are mentioned at the admit card. Candidates need to carry the Admit Card to the TISS entrance exam.

  • Photo ID Card: Along with the hall ticket, it is mandatory to carry a photo identity card to the exam center.

  • Opted for a Scribe: In case a candidate has opted for a scribe, he must produce a valid photo id (original/photocopy) and an affidavit to prove the same.

TISSNET 2019 Exam Centre

  • Exam Centres: Candidates will have an option to select the test centres preferences from a total of 39 TISSNET 2019 Exam centres. But the students should keep in mind that they will be allotted only one exam centre which would not change afterward.

  • Exam Centre Details: Details of the TISS exam centre will be mentioned on the Admit Card. Candidates are advised to check all the details related to the exam centre. The exam is generally conducted in major Indian cities such as state capitals.

  • Choice of Preference: The candidates can select the exam centre as per their preference based upon the native place.

TISSNET 2019 Results

  • Result: TISSNET results are commonly out in the month of February for M.A programmes and in the 2nd week of June for B.A Programmes. Candidates can check the TISS exam results on the official website.

  • Credential: Candidates can download their TISSNET exam results from the official website by entering the login Id and Password.

  • Scorecard: The results are released in the form of scorecards, having the overall marks and qualifying status of the test takers. 

  • Rounds: On the basis of results, candidates will be shortlisted for the next rounds namely Pre-Interview Test (PIT) and Personal Interview (PI) and also written tests. These rounds will be held in TISS campuses across Mumbai, Hyderabad, and Guwahati.

  •  For B.A programmes, the TISS authorities will release two wait lists before the commencement of classes.

TISSNET 2019 Counselling

  • Counselling: Candidates who cleared the TISSNET cutoff will be eligible to sit for the counselling.

  • Personal Interview: TISSNET exam will conduct the personal Interview to select the right candidates for admission.

Official Cut-Off: The following are the category-wise TISSNET cutoffs that make an applicant eligible for the TISSNET 2019 Counselling


Expected Cutoff







These data are based on the TISSNET 2019 exams. The TISS exam cutoffs might vary every year depending on the difficulty of the paper and the number of candidates.

Reservation of Seats in TISSNET 2019 Exam

The applicants under SC/ST category enjoy certain reservation in the admission. Following are the seats allocated to the reserved category candidates in TISSNET :









TISSNET 2019 Reservation Criteria

TISSNET Reservation: The scores of the national level entrance exam is accepted at TISS Mumbai, Tuljalpur, Guwahati, Hyderabad, The Banyan Chennai, MHAT Chennai, and G-SET Ranchi. The final admissions to TISS courses at all these institutes are governed by Reservation Policy defined by the conducting authority. Each TISSNET Score accepting institute has a reservation policy for Scheduled Caste (SC), Scheduled Tribe (ST), Other Backward Classes (OBC), and for People with Disability (PWD).

The option to fill your category comes at the time of registration. Your caste certificate must be uploaded with the form to claim reservation. TISSNET 2020 might be scheduled in the second week of January (tentative), the TISSNET application form is generally released in the last week of October.

  • The policy makes it compulsory to offer 66% seats to the students of the north-east region.

  • Thus, the remaining 34% of seats are available for the students across the country.

  • Educators working at any of the government institutes or DIET’s can apply for the master’s programme offered at TISS through the defined channels.

  • There is a separate quota defined for Kashmiri students, children of army personnel’s or defense personnel and government officers who are working at government offices at Central or State level. 

TISSNET 2019 Reservation for International Candidates

  • Admission of International candidates/ students will be done through the International Relations Office (IRO) of TISS for any of the Master’s Degree program.

  • Students will be admitted at the beginning of the degree programme, in case of Master’s program. However, for a short-term course, students can be admitted during any part of the year.

  • All students of foreign origin who hold citizenship certificate with or without Indian citizenship certificate are eligible to apply as International candidates.

TISSNET 2017 Paper Analysis

Exam Date: January 7, 2017, | Difficulty Level: Easy to moderate | Cutoff: 80-85 for MA-HR

  • TISSNET 2017 was not a very difficult paper to attempt. In fact, it was the easiest in the last 4 years. 

  • The section-wise analysis of TISSNET 2017 is given below:

General Awareness

  • This was the most difficult section, relative to others.

  • A total of 40 questions were asked from this section.

  • Out of these 40 questions, 25 were static type GK questions and 12 were based on the current affairs category.

  • A score of more than 20 can be regarded as the benchmark.

  • The maximum required time for attempting all the questions in this section is around 15 minutes.

Verbal Ability

  • A total of 30 questions were these in this section.

  • Out of the 30 questions, 5 were on Reading Comprehension.

  • The RC passages were about 400 - 450 words long and almost all were direct questions.

  • Almost all the questions were easily solvable.

Quantitative Ability & Logical Reasoning

  • This section had a total of 30 questions, out of which 15 were Logical Reasoning questions with some of them being tricky.

  • A student could have easily scored about 12 or 13 marks in the LR section.

  • There were 7 questions from the quantitative section and 8 questions in Data Interpretation.

TISSNET Contact Details

Address: V.N. Purav Marg, Deonar, Mumbai-400088 

Phone: 91(22)25525000

Website: admissions.tiss.edu

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Eligibility Criteria and Admission Process
  • Eligibility criteria to join Tata Institute of Social Sciences is one need to be a graduate from any course from the recognized university of UGC.
  • The only graduation is required to get admission in masters of Globalization and Labour.
  • TISSNET is the online examination for getting admission in TISS. It is a hundred mark exam with three sections comprising of English, Quant, and GK.
  • Cut off for GL course is 69 out of 100 for General students.

Discussion Forum

I belong to SC Category, What is the percentage of seat reserved for me in TISSNET 2018?

I belong to SC Category, What is the percentage of seat reserved for me in TISSNET 2018?

Asked By: Rakesh Meena,

Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

Hi Rakesh,

Seat reservation for SC Category is 15% in TISSNET 2018.

Good Luck!

What will be the procedure for Counselling of TISSNET 2018?

What will be the procedure for Counselling of TISSNET 2018? What are the rounds?

Asked By: piyush sinha,

Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

Hi Piyush,

TISSNET 2018 Counselling will be having 2 rounds- Entrance Exam and PIT/PI round.

Good Luck!

What is the expected TISSNET cut-off for rural development in TISS, Tuljapur?

What is the expected TISSNET cut-off for rural development in TISS, Tuljapur?

Asked By: ritu,

Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

Hi Ritu,

The cutoff for the last year was around 65 to 70. The TISSNET 2018 cutoff will be released after the declaration of results. Click here to know about the TISSNET results.

Good Luck!!

I have done MSW from IGNOU. Am I eligible for TISSNET?

I have done MSW from IGNOU. Am I eligible for TISSNET?

Asked By: yatin,

Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

Hi Yatin,

You are eligible for TISSNET. For more information about TISSNET eligibility Criteria, click here

Good Luck!!