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TISSNET Result 2017, Score, PIT/PI, Cutoff, Selection


TISSNET 2017- TATA Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) conducts the National Entrance Test (TISSNET) each year for admissions to M.A. / M.Sc. / M.P.H./ M.H.A. programmes. TISSNET Result 2017 was declared on February 10, 2017. TISSNET is a gateway to approximately 56 programs across its four main campuses.

Candidates short-listed for Pre-Interview Test (PIT) and Personal Interview (PI) will be required to download the detailed application form, which will be available from the third week of February 2017. As for the TISSNET Cutoff 2017, the minimum qualifying marks for written test is 35 per cent (for SC/ST) and 45 per cent (for others). Candidates will be shortlisted on the basis of performance and cutoff of TISSNET 2017.TISSNET 2017 was successfully conducted on January 7, 2017.

Check TISSNET 2017 Selection Process

TISSNET 2017 Important Dates

Candidates are expected to go through the schedule for TISSNET 2017 before applying for TISS exam. In case they miss the deadline for any process, candidates will not be able to obtain admission in TISS for the academic session 2017-19. 

Availability of TISSNET Application Form 2017September 29, 2016
Last date to submit the TISSNET 2017 application formDecember 07, 2016
Last date for receipt of application form by postDecember 09, 2016
Issue date of TISSNET 2017 Admit Card ( Online )December 26 - 27, 2016
TISSNET 2017 Exam DateJanuary 7, 2017
TISSNET Result 2017 will be released onFebruary 10, 2017
Pre-Interview Test and Personal Interview at TISS Mumbai (for programmes offered at Mumbai, Tuljapur Campuses, and BALM, Chennai)March 10- 21, 2017
Pre-Interview Test and Personal Interview at Hyderabad (for all Hyderabad Campus Programmes)March 29-31, 2017
Pre-Interview Test and Personal Interview at Guwahati (for all Guwahati Campus Programmes)April 04-07, 2017
Announcement of Selection on TISS website for all the ProgrammesApril 21, 2017 (Friday)
Announcement of First Wait List May 06, 2017 (Friday) at 6.00 p.m.
Announcement of Second Wait List May 22, 2017(Monday) at 6.00 p.m.

Commencement of the Academic Session, 2017-2019

M.A. Education (Elementary)

All Other Programmes


May 09, 2017

June 12, 2017

TISSNET 2017 Selection Procedure 

All those candidates who have successfully qualified TISSNET 2017 will be called for GD/PI. Candidates who have obtained the minimum cut off score are only eligible to participate in TISSNET 2017 selection procedure.

TISSNET 2017 Selection Procedure has three components of assessment. The components are–

tissnet selection process

  1. National Entrance Test
  2. Pre-Interview Test / Group Discussion (GD)
  3. Personal Interview (PI)

At first, candidates are shortlisted on the basis of their performances in the National Entrance Test. Then, the shortlisted candidates are called for the next rounds of Pre-Interview Test / GD and Personal Interview.


Candidates who have been shortlisted after the entrance examination will be invited for the subsequent round of Pre-Interview Test / Group Discussion.

The Pre-Interview Test is a written test conducted as part of the TISSNET 2017 Selection Procedure. The test will be conducted for students who have been shortlisted after the entrance examination for TISS. For all the programmes across TISS Campuses, the PIT will be in the form of a Written Test or a Group Discussion.

The format of PIT for some courses are given below:

There will be 2 sections for PIT. Section I (25-30 Marks) will be of Essay Writing (1000-1500 words) and Section II (20-25 Marks) will be a short case-let with 4 questions based on it. The duration of PIT is 35-45 minutes.

TISSNET 2017 Personal Interview

The final round of the TISSNET 2017 selection process is the Personal Interview (PI). Candidates who have been selected after the round of Pre-Interview Test or Group Discussion are eligible for the final interview.

Candidates are expected to be acquainted with the programme for which they have applied, for the PI round. The questions are normally asked regarding their programme the candidates choose, during the Personal Interview (PI).

PIT is followed by PI. The weightage of PI is 75 marks.

All the candidates who appeared for TISSNET 2017 will be selected on the basis of TISSNET 2017 merit list prepared. The merit list will be prepared on the basis of marks obtained by the candidates at different levels. The merit list is prepared on the following factors:

  • Score in National Eligibility Test (NET) (40% (out of 100 marks))
  • Score in Group discussion/ Pre interview test (30% (out of 50 marks) 
  • Score in personal interview (PI) (30% (out of 70 marks))

Read more about TISSNET 2017 Selection Process

TISSNET Result 2017 

TISS Results were declared on February 10, 2017 on the official website of TISS i.e.  Candidates will be selected on the basis of their merit ranks. The TISSNET 2017 merit list so prepared will decide the shortlisted candidates who are then called upon for PIT/PI.

How To Check TISSNET Result 2017? 

Candidates can check their TISS Result 2017 from the official website. The steps given below can help the candidates to check their TISS Results:

tiss results

  • Visit the TISSNET 2017 official website
  • Under 'Admissions' tab at the top of the page, click on the TISS Results section
  • Enter your USER ID and PASSWORD
  • Check the TISSNET result 2017

Read more about TISS Results

Tie breaker for TISSNET 2017 

If there occurs a case in which two or more candidates score the same marks and it is difficult to maintain the merit list, then TISS facilitates the candidates with a tie-breaker criteria. This tie breaker criteria involves comparison of marks of the candidates at certain levels. To imply tie breaker criteria, following steps are followed:

  • At first, the PI marks of the candidates will be compared.
  • In case PI marks of both the candidates are equal, then PIT marks will be compared.
  • If the PIT marks are also equal, then the entrance score of both the candidates will be taken into consideration.
  • Again if entrance score comes equal, then the candidate older in age will be given preference over the one younger in age.

TISSNET 2017 Courses Offered

The TATA Institute of Social Sciences offers 55 M.A. courses across the country.  The TISS Campuses are located in Mumbai, Chennai, Tuljapur, Guwahati and Hyderabad The Number of Seats varies from programme to programme in each of these campuses. 

TISS Mumbai
M.A. Social Work in Children and Family
M.A. Social Work in Criminology and Justice
M.A. Social Work in Community Organization and Development Practice
M.A. Social Work in Disability Studies and Action
M.A. Social Work in Dalit and Tribal studies and Action
M.A. Social Work in Public Health
M.A. Social Work in Mental Health
M.A. Social Work in livelihoods and social entrepreneurship
M.A. Social Work in Women Centred Practice
M.A. Human Resources Management and Labour Relations
M.A. Social Entrepreneurship
M.A. Globalisation and Labour
Master of Health Administration
Master of Hospital Administration
Master of Public Health in Social Epidemiology
Master of Public Health in Health Policy, Economics and Finance
M.A. Development Studies
M.A. in Womens Studies
M.A. Education (Elementary)
M.A./M.Sc. in Climate Change and Sustainability Studies
M.A. / M.Sc. in Urban Policy and Governance
M.A. / M.Sc. in Regulatory Governance
M.A. / M.Sc. in Water Policy and Governance
M.A. / M.Sc. in Disaster Management
MA Applied Psychology - Specialization in Counselling Psychology
MA Applied Psychology - Specialization in Clinical Psychology
M.A. in Media and Cultural Studies
Master of Library and Information Science
Master of laws in access to justice
Online Programmes:
1. Online M.A. Social Work in Child Rights
2. Online M.A. International Family Studies
M.A. Social Work in Rural Development
M.A./M.Sc in Development Policy, Planning and Practice
M.A./M.Sc in Sustainable Livelihood and Natural Resources Governance
M.A. in Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship

M.A. Social Work in Community Organization and Development Practices

M.A. Social Work in Public Health

M.A. Social Work in livelihoods and entrepreneurship

M.A. Social Work in Counselling

M.A. in Labour Studies and Social Protection

M.A. in Ecology, Environment and Sustainable Development

M.A. in peace and conflict studies

M.A. in Sociology and Social Anthropology

M.A. Development Studies
M.A. in Womens Studies
M.A. in Rural Development and Governance
M.A. in Education
M.A. in Public Policy and Governance
M.A. in Natural Resources & Governance
M.A. Human Resource Management
M.A. Social Work in Mental Health
MA Applied Psychology - Specialization in Counselling Psychology
MA Applied Psychology - Specialization in Clinical Psychology
M.A. in Research, Management and Entrepreneurship in Health

TISSNET 2017 Exam Centres 

TISSNET 2017 will be conducted at around 39 exam centers across India. The comprehensive list of TISSNET 2017 exam centers is given below 

Northern RegionEastern RegionWestern RegionSouthern Region
New DelhiKolkataGwaliorKochi
Greater Noida--Solapur--

TISSNET Exam Pattern 2017

TISSNET 2017 was conducted in Online mode (Computer Based Test) on January 7, 2017. The total duration is 1 hour and 40 minutes in which candidates have to attempt a maximum of 100 questions from 3 different subjects. Some of the important highlights for Exam Pattern of TISSNET 2017 is mentioned in the table below.

Exam NameTISSNET 2017
Exam ModeOnline
Number of Questions100 Multiple Choice Questions
Number of Sections3
Sections in TISSNET 2017General Knowledge, Analytical Ability, Logical Reasoning, and English Proficiency
Time Duration1 hour 40 minutes
Negative MarkingNo
Check Complete TISSNET Exam Pattern 2017

TISSNET 2017 Preparation Books

Candidates must prepare from the right kind of study material to cover the most significant topics and questions that are expected to be there in the TISSNET 2017 question paper. Some of the prominent TISSNET 2017 Preparation books are mentioned below.

Book NameAuthor/Publisher Name
Quantitative Aptitude by RS AggarwalRS Aggarwal
How to prepare for Logical Reasoning for CATArun Sharma
An Advanced Approach to Data InterpretationRS Aggarwal
Proficiency in Reading Comprehension Simplifying the ‘Passage’ for youAjay Singh
Objective English for Competitive ExaminationHari Mohan Prasad
Indian PolityM Laxmikanth

Candidates are also advised to thoroughly go through the NCERT books of Class 8th to 12th for preparing General Awareness and Mathematics sections.  Reading newspapers and magazines will also aid their preparation on trending topics of global importance and current affairs.

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TISSNET 2017 Admit Card 

Candidates could download their TISSNET 2017 Admit Card from December 26 till December 27, 2016 from the official website of TISS. Candidates will receive a link on their registered email ID to download their admit cards. In case the candidates don’t receive their TISSNET 2017 admit card by the 2nd week of January 2017, they may request for a duplicate TISSNET 2017 admit card to be sent to them.

TISSNET Application Form 2017

TISSNET 2017 Registration concluded on December 10, 2017. Candidates could apply for a maximum of 3 programs at 2 different campuses of TISS. The TISSNET 2017 Application form could be filled through the online mode from the official site for TISS admissions. 

TISS had however provided a provision for purchasing the Application form through offline mode from the campus, with concern to only those candidates who are applying from remote regions of the country and have limited access to internet such as Nort-East, Jammu & Kashmir and Jharkhand.

The application form of TISSNET 2017 can be obtained by sending request for the form through speed post along with the application fee to Assistant Registrar (Academic), Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Deonar Mumbai, 400088.

TISSNET 2017 Application Fee

It is mandatory for all the candidates to pay the requisite Application Fee in order to complete TISSNET 2017 Registration. The Application Fee for TISSNET 2017 will vary for candidates applying under different categories. TISSNET 2017 Application Fee can be paid through online mode via Credit Card/Debit Card/Net Banking and cash deposit at any of the designated branches of SBI using the prescribed challan.

The prescribed fee for online payment through Credit/Debit Cards/Net Banking

Application FeeCategories
-GeneralEligible SC/ST/OBC(NC)
1 programRs.1030Rs.260
2 programRs.2060Rs.520
3 programRs.3090Rs.780

The prescribed application fee for cash deposit at designated branches of SBI using prescribed challan

Application FeeCategories
-GeneralEligible SC/ST/OBC(NC)
Applying for 1 programRs.1000 + bank chargesRs.250 +bank charges
Applying for 2 programsRs.2000 + bank chargesRs. 500 + bank charges
Applying for 3 programsRs.3000 + bank chargesRs. 750 + bank charges

TISSNET Eligibility Criteria 2017

Candidates are required to fulfil the eligibility criteria notified by TISS  for appearing in TISSNET 2017.

  1. Those who are in the final year of Bachelor’s degree can also apply for TISSNET 2017. They should have cleared all the subjects from Ist to 4th semester (if the degree is of three years) or from Ist to 6th semester (if the degree is of 4 years).
  2. Candidates can only apply if they fulfil all the requirements of the final year Bachelor’s degree examination by June 11, 2017.
  3. Those studying in the final year of their graduation but have not passed in all the subjects of their previous years are not eligible to apply for any of the masters’ courses offered by TISS.
  4. If some candidate is declared as failed in their bachelor’s degree then he/she is not eligible to take the TISSNET 2017 entrance exam.

NOTE: Admissions of all the candidates will be considered provisional until these candidates submit their TISS Results of their final year degree examination which must be submitted before September 30, 2017.

Read more about TISSNET Eligibility Criteria 2017


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Ans. Unemployed SC/ST and OBC(NC) applicant's whose Parent's Annual income from all the sources is below 2.5 lakhs and 1 lakh respectively have to pay Application Fee  Rs.250/- + bank charges additional for  per programme  selected 
In order to claim this, the applicant is required to upload Income Certificate issued by the appropriate authority like Tahsildar, Naib Tahsildar, Block Development Officer or the District Magistrate/Collector.

Ques. How many seats are reserved for SC/ST/OBC/PWD?

Ans: For SC (15%), ST (7.5%), OBC(NC) (27%) and PWD (3% i.e. 1% in each category of a) Low vision / blindness, b) Hearing Impairment, and c) Locomotor Disability / Cerebral Palsy) as per Government of India (Goi) rules. The reservation for Kashmiri Migrants (KM) 1 % and Armed Forced 5% subject to the Government of India (Goi) Directives

Ques.  What is the procedure for verifying Original Documents?

Ans: Document verification will be done before re -opening of classes between April to  June 2017 All the original documents from Xth standard onwards should be produced for verification.

Ques. What is Pre-admission Medical check-up?

Ans: All the provisionally selected candidates have to undergo for the Medical check-up which will be conducted by the Medical Officers of the Institute after verification of original documents on the same Day .

TISSNET 2017 Contact Details

In case of questions/queries regarding TISS 2017, candidates may contact the institute for any clarifications:

Tata Institute of Social Sciences
V.N. Purav Marg Deonar, Mumbai
India – 400088
Helpline for Admissions: 022-25525252
TISS Admissions Website:


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Fee Structure

  • 1030


  • 260


  • NOTE: Net Banking Payments if Applying for 1 exam= 1030(gen)/260(sc/st), for 2 exams= 2060/520, and for 3 exams is 3090/780. If Paying through SBI Bank 1000/250, 2000/500, and 3000/750 for 1 exam, 2 exams and 3 exams respectively.


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swati singh

I want to apply for HRM Course in TISS Mumbai. For the same I need to apply for MA Application Form?? Do I need to apply for the particular campuses also? As I wish to get into Mumbai Campus Only for HRM Courses. Thanx in advance :)

06 Mar, 2017 12:00
Mohit vasant narkhede

Need registration form link for MBA entrance exam

06 Mar, 2017 12:00
Advitya Narang

how to fillin for tiss-net for mba

06 Mar, 2017 12:00

Where can I get previous year question paper of tissnet

06 Mar, 2017 12:00

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