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 2017 was held on January 7, 2017 from 2 pm to 3.40 pm in 39 centres in different parts of the country.

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

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

Section No of Qs Total Marks
LR/QA/DI 30 30
Verbal Ability 30 30
General Awareness 40 40
Total 100 100

The detailed analysis of TISS NET exam through the years can be obtained here:

  1. 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
  2. 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.
  3. Only those candidates who will be able to complete all the requirements of their final year bachelor's degree examinations by June 10, 2017 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, 2017. Those who fail to do so the provisional admission stands cancelled. 

Programme specific eligibility criteria can be checked here.

Short-listing of candidates for the second round of selection (PIT and PI) will be based on the merit list of TISS NET.

Only short-listed candidates will receive call letters for the second round (PIT and PI) to be held in Mumbai, Hyderabad and Guwahati. The Pre-Interview Test consists of a Written Test.

The process comprises the following stages:

  • Written test
  • Pre-Interview Test (could be GD or Essay)
  • Personal Interview

The written test is for 100 marks, the pre-interview test for 50 marks and the personal interview is allotted another 75 marks.

Merit List preparation:

  1. The weightage for NET, PIT and PI is as follows for the for the preparation of final merit lists for General as well as for Reserved Category candidates. NET – 40% ; PIT – 30% ; PI – 30%.
  2. 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
  • Last Date for Online application/registration (Master's) Nov 30 2016
  • Last Date for Form submission (online/post) - December 1, 2016
  • Pre admission orientation p'gme for SC/ST/PWD/OBC/Minority - Dec 17-18 2016  
  • Issue of Admit Cards (online) - December 21-22, 2016 
  • TISSNET (Computer Based) - January 7, 2017
  • Download of Score cards - January 27, 2017
  • PIT/PI (TISS Mumbai for programmes offered at Mumbai, Tuljapur Campuses, BALM Chennai - March 10-21, 2017
  • PIT/PI - at Guwahati for all Guwahati Campus Programmes - to be announced
  • PIT/PI - at Hyderabad for all Hyderabad Campus Programmes - to be announced
  • Announcement of Selection on TISS website for all the Programmes - April 21, 2017
  • Uploading of scanned copies of required documents by selected candidates - April 24 - May 4, 2017
  • Announcement of First Wait List on TISS website for all Programmes - May 06, 2017
  • Uploading of scanned copies of required documents by selected candidates - May 09-19, 2017
  • Announcement of Second Wait List on TISS website for all Programmes - May 22, 2017
  • Uploading of scanned copies of required documents by selected candidates - May 23-31, 2017
  • Commencement of the Academic Session, 2017-2019 -
  • M.A. Education (Elementary) - May 09, 2017
  • All Other Programmes - June 13, 2017