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TISSNET 2017 Cut Off

Last Updated - January 11, 2017

TISSNET 2017 was successfully conducted on January 7, 2017 for the academic session beginning this year. TISSNET is abbreviation for Tata Institute of Social Sciences National Entrance Test which is held to provide admissions to eligible candidates in various Master’s Programmes at TISS.  

TISS, the official conducting body of TISSNET, will release the cut off list after the TISS Results are declared on January 27, 2017. Candidates will have to qualify to the cut off marks to proceed for TISS admission. Those who score equal to or more than the cut off marks shall be called for Pre-Interview and Personal Interview. TISSNET 2017 cut off will be declared in percentage. Mere qualification to the cut off marks will not ensure candidate’s admission to the desired course. How a candidate performs in all rounds of selection process will be the deciding factor.

Expected Cutoff for TISSNET 2017

According to the officials of Tata Institute of Social Sciences, TISSNET 2017 Cut Off is the minimum qualifying marks for written test. Candidates will have to qualify to the TISSNET Cut Off to proceed to Pre-Interview Test. The cut off will be released percentage-wise. For the convenience of the candidates, various institutes release the expected cut off for TISSNET. Candidates can catch a glance of the cut off which is expected to be released for TISSNET 2017:

CategoryWeight-age (cutoff)
For SC/ST candidates35% marks in the written test
For General and OBC category candidates45% marks in the written test

Course-wise TISSNET 2017 Cut Off

The cut off for TISSNET 2017 varies course-wise. The following table will give an idea to the candidates about the expected course-wise TISSNET 2017 Cutoff:

Course NameGeneralSC/STKashmiri Migrants
HRM and LR73-7758-6262-65
Globalization and Labour63-6645-48-
Development Studies64-6746-49-
Health Administration52-5735-40-
Hospital Administration50-5532-35-
Climate change50-5530-35-
Social entrepreneur45-5028-33-
Media and Cultural Studies47-5225-30-
Urban Governance/ Regulatory Governance/ Public Health42-4722-27-
Clinical Psychology42-4522-25-

Previous Years’ TISSNET Cut Off

For all those who have appeared in TISSNET 2017, will be eagerly wanting for TISS Results and Cutoff. The below table represents the cutoff trends of TISSNET over the years. Candidates can have an idea about what cutoff to expect this year.

General Category797276
OBC Category796567
SC Category755760
ST Category695255
PwD Category676063
Kashmiri Migrants766567

TISSNET 2017 Paper Analysis

TISSNET 2017 was conducted on January 7, 2017 by Tata Institute of Social Sciences. This year, the TISS Exam was comparatively easy to attempt. The question paper was broadly focused on four parts- Verbal Ability, Quantitative Aptitude and Data Interpretation, Reasoning and General Awareness.

Those who sat for TISSNET 2017 observe that questions from Verbal Ability and Quantitative Aptitude & Data Interpretation sections were easy. Maximum questions (11 questions) were based on vocabulary in Verbal Ability section. However, out of 15 questions, 4 questions were asked from the topic bar charts in Quantitative Aptitude and Data Interpretation section. Other topics such as Profit and Loss, Average, Ratio, Geometry, etc. weighed equally i.e. 1-2 questions were covered from each topic.

The level of difficulty in other following sections was easy to moderate. Candidates were asked 15 questions from Reasoning Analysis section. All the topics were covered in equal proportion. However, according to some candidates, reasoning analysis section was easiest to attempt out of all the sections. General Awareness section comprised of questions from easy to moderate level. Maximum questions (20 questions) were asked from Static GK and 12 questions were put up from current affairs section.

TISSNET 2017 Selection Procedure

TISSNET 2017 Selection Procedure will be based on following factors:

  • TISSNET 2017 Score
  • Pre-Interview Test
  • Personal Interview

 Candidates who score more than or equal to the TISSNET 2017 cut off marks will be called for Pre-Interview session and Personal Interview. Marking scheme in the TISSNET 2017 Selection Procedure is as follows:

TISSNET 2017100
Pre-Interview Test50
Personal Interview75
Total Score225



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