FAQs on TISSNET
  1. Can you tell me something about TISS Mumbai?

  2. The Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) was established in 1936 as the Sir Dorabji Tata Graduate School of Social Work. In 1944, it was renamed as the Tata Institute of Social Sciences. The year 1964 was an important landmark in the history of the Institute, when it was declared Deemed to be a University under Section 3 of the University Grants Commission Act (UGC), 1956.

    Since its inception, the Vision of the TISS has been to be an institution of excellence in higher education that continually responds to changing social realities through the development and application of knowledge, towards creating a people-centred, ecologically sustainable and just society that promotes and protects dignity, equality, social justice and human rights for all.

  3. What is the eligibility criteria for applying for TISS-NET 2020?

  4. a)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

    b) At the time of applying candidates studying in 3 year degree program should have passed in all the subjects from the 1st to 4th semesters and candidates studying in 4 year degree program should have passed in all the subjects from 1st to 6th semester.

    c) Only those Candidates who will be able to complete all the requirements of their final year Bachelor's Degree examinations by June 8, 2020 are eligible to apply.

    Note - Apart from this, it would be advisable for an applicant to check program specific eligibility criteria before applying to any program.

  5. When is TISS NET 2020 examination scheduled to be conducted ? When is the last date for applying for it?

  6. TISS NET examination will be conducted on Jan 4, 2020.

    Important Dates

    1. Last date for online application- Nov 25, 2019.
    2. Last date for receipt of application by post- Dec 03, 2019
    3. Issue of admit cards ( online ) - Dec 18-19, 2019
    4. TISS-NET - Jan 4, 2020
  7. Can you share with me details about TISS NET examination?

  8. Date- Jan 4, 2019 ( Saturday )

    Time- 2 pm to 3.40 pm

    Duration - 100 minutes

    Type of Examination - Objective type

    TISSNET 2019 Pattern ( last year’s )

    The test had 3 sections: Math and Logical reasoning, English Proficiency and General Awareness. The number of questions and marks were as follows:

    Section Weightage
    Maths and Logical Reasoning 30 marks
    English Proficiency 30 marks
    General Awareness 40 marks
    Total 100 marks

    There will be No negative marking

  9. What is the selection criteria for admission into MA programs of TISS?

  10. The admission process for MA in HRM and LR nd MA in ODCL programs will comprise

    1. TISSNET
    2. TISSMAT
    3. PIT ( GD/WAT)
    4. PI

    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.
  11. What is intake of MA in HRM and LR program?

  12. 60 seats