Tata Institute of Social Sciences ( TISS ) has released its notification for admission into its MA programs. The computer based entrance test TISS-NET was held on JAN 7, 2017 ( Saturday ).

Important Dates

  • Last date for online application- Nov 30, 2016.
  • Last date for receipt of application by post- Dec 1, 2016
  • Issue of admit cards ( online ) - Dec 21-22, 2016
  • TISS-NET - Jan 7, 2017
  • TISS-NET Results- Jan 27, 2017

Eligibility Criteria

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 Monday, June 10, 2017 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.

Application Process

Candidates can apply for a maximum of three programmes across any two of the TISS Campuses and other locations.

The application fees is Rs.1030 (if being payed by Credit card/ Debit card/ Net Banking) or Rs.1000 + bank charges (if being payed through bank by cash). Candidate has to pay this amount for every programme he applies for.

Unemployed candidates, whose parent’s/guardian’s annual income from all the sources for the Financial Year 2015-16 is less than Rs.2.5 Lakhs for SC/ST and Rs.1 lakh for OBC(NC) are required to pay Rs.250/- as Concessional Application Fee for each programme. However they should upload the necessary certificates.

A candidate can apply for multiple programmes and pay for those programmes in one online form and should not fill more than one form. If a candidate is found to have filled more than one online form, all his applications will be cancelled.

Selection Process

The selection of candidates for different programmes happens in two stages and has three components of assessment. All candidates appear for the National entrance test (TISS NET). Based on the performance in the TISS NET examination, only short listed candidates are called for the Pre Interview Test and Personal Interview.(PIT/PI)

The final selection is based on the following parameters

Parameter Weightage
Entrance Test ( TISS-NET ) 100 marks
Pre- Interview Test/GD 50 marks
Personal Interview 75 marks
Total 225 marks

TISS-NET 2017 Details

  • Date- Jan 7, 2017 ( Saturday )
  • Time- 2 pm to 3.40 pm
  • Duration - 100 minutes
  • Type of Examination - Objective type

TISS-NET 2017 Pattern

Section Weightage
Maths and Logical Reasoning 30 marks
English Proficiency 30 marks
General Awareness 40 marks
Total 100 marks
TISSNET 2017 will not have negative marking. 
Pre-Interview Test (PIT) / Personal Interview (PI) will be held in Mumbai, Hyderabad and Guwahati. Admissions Helpline: 022 - 25525252