MBA Entrances-National Level

TISS conducts its own online entrance exam called TISS NET for the admission to its Full-Time (Regular) Post-Graduate Degree Programmes (M.A., M. Sc., M.H.A., M.P.H.) offered from Mumbai, Tuljapur, Guwahati, Hyderabad campuses and other locations.

TISSNET 2020 will be held on January 4, 2020, from 2 pm to 3.40 pm.

GD/PI will be held in the month of March and the final selection result will be declared in the month of April.

Candidates having a bachelor's degree with minimum of 3 years duration or its equivalent (under the 10+2+3 or 10+2+4 or 10+2+2+1 year bridge course pattern of study or any other pattern fulfilling the mandatory requirements of 15 years formal education) from a recognized university are eligible to apply

  1. At the time of applying candidates studying in 3 year degree programme should have passed in all the subjects for the 1st to 4th semesters and candidates studying in 4 year degree programmes should have passed in all the subjects for 1st to 6th semester.
  2. Only those candidates who will be able to complete all the requirements of their final year bachelor's degree examinations by June 08, 2020 are eligible to apply to all the programmes.

Till the time the candidate submit results of the final year degree examination, admission to any of the Master's Degree Programmes of the Institute will be provisional. The results of the final examination have to be submitted before September 30, 2019. Those who fail to do so the provisional admission stands cancelled.

Programme specific eligibility criteria can be checked here.

TISS-NET is a computer-based test with 100 objective type multiple choice questions (MCQ). Those with basic working knowledge of computer can take the test easily.

TISS-NET 2020 will be held on 4th January, 2020, from 2pm to 3.40 pm across several centres located in different parts of the country.

Candidates applying or single or multiple programmes will attend only one test and the TISS-NET Score will be valid for all the programmes applied for.

NO NEGATIVE MARKING applicable for TISS-NET for any programme. (However negative marking will be applicable for TISS-MAT administered to candidates applying for MA Human Resource Management & Labour Studies and MA Organisation Development, Change and Leadership).

Medium of TISS-NET will be English.

Duration of the test - 2 pm to 3.40 pm (1 hour & 40 minutes)

Basic Structure, Objective and Contents of TISS-NET 2020 are given below

Components / Sections English proficiency Mathematics and Logical reasoning General Awareness
Number of Questions 30 30 40
Total Marks (100) 30 30 40
Sectional Cut-off Nil Nil 35% (14 Marks)
Preparation Level Upto Class X Upto Class X Linked with Objectives of the Section
Objectives Assess English language
comprehension and usage
Assess quantitative skills and
logical reasoning
Assess awareness about current affairs,
developmental and socio-political issues
Broad Coverage (Indicative and not restrictive)
  • Word Choice / sentence correction
  • Odd-one-out
  • Analogies
  • Synonyms & Antonyms
  • Grammar
  • Verbal reasoning
  • Reading comprehension
  • Basic Arithmetics
  • Basic Geometry
  • Basic Trigonometry
  • Basic Statistics
  • Number Series
  • Data interpretation
  • Logical reasoning
  • Politics
  • Social Studies
  • Science & Technology
  • Environment
  • Sports
  • Art & Culture
  • Indian History

TISS Management Aptitude Test (TISS-MAT)

Candidates applying for MA (HRM&LR) and / or MA (ODCL) programmes, are required to appear for the TISS Management Aptitude Test (TISS-MAT) in addition to the TISS-NET Examination. The TISS Management Aptitude Test (MAT) will be conducted immediately after the TISS-NET examination.

NEGATIVE MARKING: Each correct answer will fetch 1 mark and each wrong answer will result in 0.25 negative marks.

TISS-MAT Score will be considered along with the Stage 2 of the admission process and thus will be considered only for those who are shortlisted for Stage 2. TISS-MAT Score will be aggregated with the score of PIT and PI in the following manner to arrive at the final score for selection.

  1. TISS-MAT : 30%
  2. Pre-Interview Test (PIT) : 40%
  3. Personal Interview (PI) : 30%

Basic Structure, Objective and Contents of TISS-MAT 2020 are given below

Components / Sections Comprehension Management Data Interpretation Business Awareness
Number of Questions 15 15 15
Total Marks (45) 15 15 15
Sectional Cut-off Nil Nil Nil
Preparation Level Graduate Graduate Graduate
Objectives To assess ability to read and
understand management literature.
To assess ability to read and
interpret data related to the economy, market, business, and organization.
To assess awareness and
familiarity with business knowledge.
Broad Coverage (Indicative and not restrictive) Reading a write-up on a management related subject and
answering questions related to the passage.
Interpreting graphs, charts, and data across multiple sources.
Performing basic operations with data collected from multiple sources.
Knowledge of contemporary events, news,
related to the economy, business, human resource management, and labour studies.
Sr.no. Event Mumbai, Tuljapur, Hyderabad, Guwahati
I Announcement of Admissions October 18, 2019 
II Last Date for Online form APPLICATION / REGISTRATION for All Master's programmes November 25, 2019
III Last Date for receipt of application form by post December 3, 2019
IV Issue of TISS-NET Hall Ticket (Online ) December 26-27, 2019
V Pre-admission orentation Programme for SC/ST/OBC/Minority and PWD candidates will be held at Mumbai/Tuljapur/Hyderabad and Guwahati CampusesDecember 21-22, 2019
VI TISS National Entrance Test (TISS_NET) (Computer Based) at Different Centres January 04, 2020 ( Time: 2.00 pm to 3.40 pm )