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TISSNET 2018 Admit Card (Released), Date, Syllabus

Updated On - January 5th 2018 by SOUMYA SEHGAL

TISSNET 2018 is scheduled for January 6 in online mode. Tata Institute of Social Sciences National Eligibility Test (TISSNET) is held for admission to Post-Graduate Degree Programmes (M.A., M. Sc., M.H.A., M.P.H) at TISS campuses in Mumbai, Hyderabad, Tuljapur, and Guwahati.

Latest: TISSNET 2018 was successfully held on Jan 6 in online mode. Check TISSNET 2018 Answer Key, Question Paper and Analysis

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  • TISSNET 2018 Admit Card can be downloaded between Dec 22, 2017- Jan 6, 2018.
  • Objective questions related to General Awareness, Mathematical and Logical Reasoning and English will be asked in TISS Exam. Check TISSNET Syllabus
  • The Cut off for TISSNET 2018 is expected to be 82 for general category and 72 for reserved category. Check  TISSNET Cut off
  • The last date to fill TISSNET Application Form was December 8.

TISSNET 2018 Latest Updates

  • TISSNET Mock Test 2018 is now available for practice.
  • TISSNET 2018 will not have negative marking for any programme, including HRM.
  • Candidates who have applied for a single programme or multiple programmes will be attempting a single question paper with 100 questions for a duration of 100 minutes. This includes candidates who have chosen HRM in combination with other programme/ programmes. Check Best TISSNET Coaching Classes

Nearly 40,000 candidates appear for TISSNET each year. Out of these, about 17,000 apply for TISS’ most sought-after course- MA in Human Resource Management and Labour Relations (HRM & LR). 

Highlights of TISSNET 2018

Exam NameTata Institute of Social Sciences National Entrance Test
TISSNET 2018 Exam DateJanuary 6, 2018
Conducting BodyTata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) 
Exam CategoryPost Graduate
Exam LevelNational 
Minimum QualificationBachelor’s Degree
Programs OfferedM.A. / M.Sc. / M.P.H./ M.H.A.
Exam ModeOnline
Selection RoundsTISS NET, Pre-Interview Test and Personal Interview
Candidates Expected to Appear in TISSNET 2018Approx. 40,000
TISSNET Helpline Number022- 25525252

TISSNET Exam Date 2018

Candidates can go through the following table to know about the schedule for TISS Exam. 

EventDateReference Links
Availability of TISSNET Application Form 2018October 24- December 8, 2017Last date of application is December 8, 2017
TISSNET 2018 Admit Card DateDec. 22, 2017 - Jan. 6, 2018Download TISSNET 2018 Admit Card from
TISSNET 2018 Exam DateJanuary 6, 2018 (2:00 to 3:40 pm)Exam will be conducted at 39 centers across the country
TISSNET 2018 Result DateJanuary 27, 2018 (8:00 pm)Check TISSNET Result 2018 by using email id and password
Pre-Interview Test and Personal InterviewMarch 3 to 29, 2018Weightage for NET, PIT and PI is 40%, 30% and 30% respectively
Announcement of final resultApril 27, 2018Click  Here  to check the past year’s cut-offs.

TISSNET Eligibility Criteria 2018

TISS has laid out certain eligibility criteria for candidates to satisfy before applying. It is important to go through these conditions before filling in the application form. TISSNET Eligibility requires candidates to meet the below-mentioned criteria:

  • Candidates should possess a Bachelor’s degree of minimum 3 years duration or equivalent from a recognized authority in any discipline.
  • Those appearing in the final year of graduation degree in June 2018 are also eligible to apply for TISSNET.
  • Candidates 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.
  • If some candidate is declared as failed in their bachelor’s degree, then he is not eligible to take the entrance exam.
  • There is no age-limit criteria. A candidate of any age may apply.

TISSNET Reservation Policy

All the four campuses of TISS (Mumbai, Tuljapur, Guwahati, Hyderabad) have seats vacant for candidates from reserved categories. The final admission is granted on the basis of the below-given seat reservation policy only. Have a look at TISSNET Reservation Criteria given below:

 TISS MumbaiTISS TuljapurTISS HyderabadTISS Guwahati
Kashmiri Migrants5%5%5%5%
Children of the Armed Forces Employees5%5%5%5%
North Eastern States---66%*

*The remaining 34% of the seats are for candidates from other parts of the country.

TISSNET Application Form 2018

TISSNET Registration can be done via online or offline mode. The application form is available online until December 8, 2017. Candidates can apply for a maximum of 3 programs at 2 different campuses of TISS.

how to apply for tissnet

TISSNET Online Application

  1. To access the form, candidates have to visit the official website of TISSNET i.e.
  2. The registration will be done through E-application Process.
  3. First, register with a valid email id. You will be sent a password on that id to log-in with.
  4. After TISSNET Application Form opens up, enter all your academic, personal and preferred course details.
  5. Pay the requisite application fee (depending on number of programmes applied) either by online or offline mode.
  6. Scan and upload your photograph, signature, marksheet of the last exam passed and other necessary certificates.

TISSNET Offline Application

  • There is a provision to apply offline for candidates from remote regions and have limited access to internet such as Nort-East, Jammu & Kashmir and Jharkhand.
  • The application form can be obtained by sending a request to Mumbai campus for a printed TISSNET Application Form.
  • The filled application form has to be submitted to Assistant Registrar (Academic), Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Deonar Mumbai, 400088.
  • A candidate can apply for multiple programs and pay for those programs in one online form and should not fill more than one form.


TISSNET Admit Card 2018

TISS will issue the admit card for TISSNET 2018 from Dec. 22, 2017 - Jan. 6, 2018. It can be downloaded from the official website of TISS i.e. Candidates will receive a link to their registered email ID to download the hall ticket of TISSNET.

  • Upon clicking the link, you will be required to enter your registration number and date of birth.
  • In case candidates do not receive it by the first week of January 2018, they may request a duplicate admit card.
  • In case of any discrepancy, you may call TISS CARE : 022 - 2552 5252 OR may register a complaint by sending a mail to
  • Once you have TISSNET Admit Card in hand, cross-check all the details on it. Make sure they are true and correct.
  • At the time of appearing for TISSNET 2018, carry a valid photo id card along with your admit card.

TISSNET Exam Centers 2018

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

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

TISSNET Exam Pattern 2018

  • TISSNET is scheduled on January 6, 2018 in online mode.
  • Questions are asked on General Awareness, Mathematical and Logical Reasoning and English.
  • The overall difficulty level of last year’s paper was relatively higher since there was an increase in number of the GA questions.

Some of the important highlights for TISSNET Exam Pattern is mentioned in the table below.

tissnet exam pattern

TISSNET Exam Pattern Highlights
Exam ModeOnline
Number of Questions100 
Question TypeMultiple Choice Questions
Number of Sections3 (General Awareness, Mathematical and Logical Reasoning and English)
Time Duration1 hour 40 minutes
Sectional Time LimitNo
Marks per Question1 mark
Negative MarkingNo

Read  How to Prepare General Knowledge for TISSNET 2018?

Sectional Details

As given above, the question paper will be divvided into 3 mains sections. The weightage of questions and marks of each can be seen below:

SectionSubject AreaNo. of QuestionsMarks
IGeneral Awareness4040
IIMathematical & Logical Reasoning3030

Use of Scribe- Candidates with visual impairment 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 at the time of the test. The Persons with Disabilities who have disability of 40% or more will get compensatory extra time of  20 minutes per hour.

TISSNET Syllabus 2018

All important topics of the 3 section in TISSNET are given below. These are generally of class 8-12 level. Make sure you leave no stone unturned while you prepare for the exam. Practice as many TISSNET Sample Papers as possible, so that you get a hang of the most recurring questions.

Awareness of Social and General IssuesAnalytical and Numerical abilityEnglish Proficiency
Recent social issuesTime and workReading comprehension
Economic processesTime and distanceVocabulary
HistoryBasic geometryAcronyms
General GeologyPercentage, AveragePairing of words
Meaning of termsSquare root and Basic algebraSynonyms and antonyms
PersonalitiesSimple and compound interestFill in the blanks
Sociological awarenessProperties of shapesRearrange the sentences
Social activities and movementsMixtures and Allegations -
Fine arts and musicSpeed-distance-time
LiteratureAreas, Volumes
Current AffairsBasic set concepts

Check detailed  TISSNET Syllabus

TISSNET Preparation Books

Candidates must prepare from the right kind of study material to cover all significant topics that might come in TISSNET question paper. Some of the most reliable TISSNET 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

Along with these books, 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. Check Tips to Prepare for TISSNET 2018

TISSNET Result 2018

  • TISS Results will be declared on January 27, 2018 on the official website i.e. 
  • The result will release in the form of a scorecard.
  • Candidates will be selected on the basis of the marks they score in the entrance exam.
  • TISSNET merit list so prepared will decide the shortlisted candidates who are then called upon for Pre-Interview Test (PIT) and Personal Interview (PI).
  • The final list of selected candidates will be displayed inApril 27, 2018 .

How to Check TISSNET Result?

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

tiss results
  1. Visit TISSNET official website
  2. Under 'Admissions' tab at the top of the page, click on the TISS Results section
  3. Enter your USER ID and PASSWORD
  4. Check TISSNET result
  5. Download and print scorecard for further use

Tie breaker in TISSNET

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

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

TISSNET Cut off 2018

  • The cut off for TISS Exam is declared along with the result only.
  • These are the minimum qualifying marks that a candidate must secure to stand eligible for next selection rounds.
  • Some of the factors that determine TISSNET Cut off include previous year cutoff, difficulty level of exam, number of test takers, etc.
  • Given below are the expected category-wise cut off marks for TISSNET 2018. However, TISS will declare the official cut off in February 2018.
ProgrammeCategoryTISSNET 2018 Cutoff (Official)
MA in Human Resource Management and Labour RelationsGeneral category82
OBC category73
SC/ST category70
Development StudiesGeneral category 75

Previous Year TISSNET Cut off (2013-2016)

CategoryCut off Score
General73 – 7674-7770-7377-81
Other Backwards Classes65-6863-6677-81
Scheduled Caste58-6255-5873-77
Scheduled Tribe54-5650-5467-71
Person with Disability62-6558-6165-67
Kashmiri Migrants64-6863-6674-78

TISSNET Selection Procedure 2018

  • All candidates who successfully qualify TISSNET will be called for PIT/PI rounds. 
  • Candidates who have obtained the minimum cut off score are only eligible to participate in TISSNET selection procedure.
  • TISSNET 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)

PIT Round

  • Candidates who have been shortlisted after the entrance examination will be invited for the subsequent round of Pre-Interview Test.
  • The Pre-Interview Test is a written test conducted as part of the TISSNET Selection Procedure.
  • There will be 2 sections
  1. Section I (25-30 Marks) will be of Essay Writing (1000-1500 words)
  2. 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.

PI Round

  • The final round of the TISSNET selection process is the Personal Interview (PI).
  • Candidates are expected to be acquainted with the program for which they have applied, for the PI round.
  • The questions are normally asked regarding their program the candidates choose.

TISSNET Merit List 2018

Once all the 3 stages of TISSNET Selection Process are done, TISS will prepare a final merit list of selected students. The weightage given to all these stages is given below for your reference. Students who secure the maximum marks have chances of getting their preferred college. 

ComponentWeightage (in %)Total Marks
TISSNET 2018 40100
Pre-Interview Test (PIT)3050
Personal Interview (PI)3075

Courses & Seats in TISS

Tata Institute of Social Sciences offers 55 M.A. courses across the country. TISS campuses are located in Mumbai, Chennai, Tuljapur, Guwahati, and Hyderabad. The number of seats varies from program to program in each of these campuses. Check them below:

TISS CampusCourses AvailableTotal Seat Intake
TISS MumbaiM.A. Social Work in Children and Family805
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
TISS Tuljapur M.A. Social Work in Rural Development80
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
TISS GuwahatiM.A. Social Work in Community Organization and Development Practices155
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
TISS HyderabadM.A. Development Studies90
M.A. in Women 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
TISS ChennaiM.A. Social Work in Mental Health20
MA Applied Psychology - Specialization in Counselling Psychology
MA Applied Psychology - Specialization in Clinical Psychology
M.A. in Research, Management and Entrepreneurship in Health


Ques. How to Resize Your Photo for Upload?
Ans. Here is how you can resize your photo that is required while filling TISSNET Application Form:
Step 1: Go to
Step 2: Upload / Browse Your photo.
Step 3: Click Continue.
Step 4: After seeing the Preview in Step 1, Scroll down to Step 2, "Resize your Picture"
Step 5: From the drop-down list - Make My Picture,  Select "Custom Size"
Step 6: Enter 113 Pixels as the Width and 170 Pixels as Height.
Step 7: Scroll Down to Step 4: "Save As"
Step 8: Select JPG/PNG as Desired Format and "I'm Done Resizing My Image" to download the output.

Ques 1: I belong to the SC/ST Category, which Income Document do I need to Upload?

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 INR 250/- + bank charges additional for  per program  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 2: 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 3: What is the procedure for verifying Original Documents?

Ans: Document verification will be done before re-opening of classes between April to June 2018 All the original documents from Xth standard onwards should be produced for verification.

Ques 4: 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.

Ques 5: Can I apply for multiple courses?

Ans. Yes, you may apply for multiple programmes and pay for those programmes in one online form and should not fill more than one form. 

Ques 6: How will be the seats allotted post final merit list?

Ans. The merit list will be prepared on the basis of merit and the preferences indicated by the candidates at the time of filling up the online application form (Kindly Indicate your preferences carefully as it has implications for the merit list).

Ques 7: Where will the PIT/ PI rounds be held?

Ans. TISSNET will take place at 39 different cities/towns across the country.  Pre Interview Test (PIT) and Personal Interview (PI)  for programmes offered at  Mumbai, Tuljapur, BANYAN, Chennai will be conducted at the Mumbai Campus. For programmes offered at Hyderabad and Guwahati, the PIT/PI will be conducted at the respective campuses. Candidates applying for programmes at more than one campus will have to travel to these places for PIT/PI. Except for the eligible candidates from the SC/ST categories, all others will bear the cost of travel, lodging, and boarding for attending the NET, as well as PIT/PI.

Ques 8: Can I change the date of my PIT/ PI?

Ans. A change in the dates for PIT and PI may be considered if the date of PIT and PI at the TISS clashes with the date of entrance test of another Institution or the date of final year examination of the candidate. However, the candidate must produce documentary evidence for this. Please note that the changed date for PIT and PI will be only within the time schedule announced by TISS.


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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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